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Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett
Haunted by memories of the life that was stolen from him, Logan, also known as Wolverine, is a rebellious loner forced into being the reluctant leader of the X-Men after the disappearance of Professor Charles Xavier and Jean Grey. Wolverine has a rapid healing ability and indestructible adamantium metal claws capable of slicing through almost any substance known to man make him a fearsome combatant. Only with the help of the team can Wolverine hope to protect the world from its own bleak future and continue Xavier's mission of peace. See here for tropes applying to him in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!.
Voiced By: Steve Blum
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Those pointy claws that stick out of his hands.
- The Ace: As per usual, Wolverine is the best at what he does, and what he does isn't very nice.
- Amusing Injuries: Wolverine's ability to heal from virtually anything has led to him often being the target of some quite slapstick-style humor that would be fatal for most anyone else, such as when Cyclops blasts him out a window for annoying him.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Logan has a lot in common with real wolverines through the fact that they are both small in comparison to others, solitary, extremely aggressive for their size, have very keen senses of smell, and pack powerful claws. Hence the name, Wolverine.
- The Atoner: One of the reasons given for Wolverine being a hero is that after regaining his memories, he feels very guilty about all the nasty stuff he did in his past.
- Archenemy: Sabertooth.
- Audible Sharpness: SNIKT! is the sound with the adamantium and SCHLIKT! is the sound without it.
- Badass Biker: Logan is this in general through being a skilled Motorcycle rider.
- Badass Grandpa: It appears that Logan was born in the nineteenth century and fought in World War II.
- Berserk Button: It is very simple to get him angry. The simple way to tick him off is hurting his loved ones.
- The Berserker: As per usual, Logan has this as his default fighting style through wading into battle, hacking and slashing with his claws.
- Betty and Veronica: Logan is the Veronica to Scott's Betty in relation to Jean.
- The Big Guy: Defied. Despite being muscle-bound, hairy, badass and everything, Logan is actually shorter than most of his friends and foes, the latter (particularly Sabretooth) often calling him "runt" to insult him.
- Cool Old Guy: Logan is arguably one of the coolest (and oldest) guys around, but "cool" doesn't necessarily mean "nice"...
- Deadpan Snarker: Logan tends to make sarcastic, if not snarky, remarks.
- Distaff Counterpart: Laura Kinney (aka X-23), who's literally his female clone made from an incomplete DNA sample at Weapon X.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: He serves as this towards the entire team.
- Friend to All Children: This is best shown when he rescues a blonde haired mutant girl named Magma.
- Genius Bruiser: This is one of Logan's biggest strengths is his mind. He's been around for well over a century and has spent quite a bit of that time taking in information. In addition to that, He is a great leader of the X-Men.
- Good Is Not Nice: Although Logan's more-or-less a heroic guy, unless you're his daughter or some other kid he's taken under his wing or joined the X-Men, it's better he ignores you.
- Guttural Growler: As per usual, Logan speaks with a deep, gravelly voice.
- Healing Factor: Part of his powers.
- Honor Before Reason: Logan is attacked by Scott for hitting on Jean Grey the clawed one refuses to fight back simply because he promised Jean he wouldn't (granted, Wolverine brought this on himself since he hit on a woman who was already in a relationship). He also holds to promises he made to Mystique and Yuriko years earlier.
- Iconic Item: As per usual, they are his claws, especially in combination with the gloves that have the chutes the claws extend through.
- Iconic Outfit: Logan wears his trademark Astonishing X-Men costume from the comics.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Unfortunately due to the fact that the show was meant for children to watch, Logan was only allowed to use this particular signature move that he has against robots (such as the Sentinels).
- The Leader: He was promoted to the leader of the X-Men by Professor Xavier after Cyclops was unable to.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Logan is a Jerk with an abrasive personality, a serious anti-authoritarian attitude, and nasty personal habits. At the same time, he is a devoted friend with a soft spot for teenagers (particularly girls), women, and children. He will go out of his way to help the people that need him.
- The Nose Knows: Logan's sense of smell is very strong, resulting in him using this ability to track mutants. The viewer even gets an inside perspective into it by seeing the imaginary scent track left by whoever Logan is trying to find.
- One-Man Army: As always, he's a very tough member of the X-men.
- Pragmatic Hero: As per usual, Logan is shown to be very violent during the fight scenes.
- Rebellious Spirit: Subverted due to exchanging his usual role with Scott.
- Role Reprisal: He's once again voiced by Steve Blum.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Wolverine's name is in the title of the show and receives more focus than anyone else (other than Nightcrawler)
- Super Reflexes: Logan has heightened reflexes and reaction times, which are tied to his healing factor.
- Super Senses: A side effect of the healing factor is that all of Logan's senses are superhumanly keen.
- Super Strength: Yet another byproduct of his healing factor. Logan's muscles, bones, and connective tissue are all denser than those of a normal human, resulting in enhanced strength.
- Unstoppable Rage: This tends to happen a lot whenever he goes into berserker mode.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Cyclops.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Whenever he's not in costume or his clothes have been removed or destroyed in some fashion.
- Wall Crawl: He can do this through poking his claws into surfaces and climbing.
- Wolverine Claws: One version of the trope namer.
- Wolverine Publicity: The reason why the writers of the show made him the leader of the X-Men and the main character who appears in every episode.
- World's Best Warrior: He is good enough to put up a fight against all of that which results in him being very dangerous.
- The Worf Effect: Despite having his name in the title, Logan is not slacking on his indestructible punching bag duties. Against anyone with a name he either loses, stalemates, or gets a beatdown before winning. These are the hazards of having blades as your main offense when you aren't allowed to cut anyone.
- Would Hit a Girl: Logan is willing to attack Mystique and Emma.
Scott Summers, also known as Cyclops, was once the optimistic leader as well as one of the founding members of Professor Xavier's X-Men, but when he lost the two people he cared for most, he also lost the drive to lead the mutant heroes. Cyclops may begrudgingly work with Wolverine and the X-men to prevent a future that looks darker every second, but inside he is alone. Cyclops has the mutant ability to project beams of pure energy from his eyes yet he can only control or block them when he is wearing a visor or sunglasses made out of ruby-quartz material or closing his eyes. If not when he opens his eyes, he will uncontrollably shoot optic blasts at whatever he is trying to see.
Voiced By: Nolan North
- Adaptational Wimp: Cyclops loses all of his leadership quality from the comics and most versions in favor of Wangst.
- Anti-Hero: Cyclops here is more anti-heroic than Wolverine.
- Badass Biker: Cyclops is shown to be very skilled with riding a Motorcycle.
- Badass Longcoat: Cyclops wears his current mainstream costume from the comics with a long trench coat.
- Betty and Veronica: Scott is the Betty to Logan's Veronica in relation to Jean. Subverted as Jean still chooses to be in a relationship with Scott.
- Chick Magnet: Cyclops somehow manages to obtain the affections of both Jean Grey and Emma Frost.
- Cool Shades: As per usual, Scott wears a pair of red shades.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Nolan North as Cyclops vaguely evokes his film counterpart James Marsden.
- Deadpan Snarker: He tends to make smart ass comments to Wolverine.
- Despair Event Horizon: Cyclops is this after losing Jean.
- The Determinator: Cyclops is a very disturbing and unheroic (if not outright unsympathetic) example with his obsession with trying to search for Jean Grey.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Scott violently blasts Logan for implying he wasn't good enough for Jean. The results of this action are...not good.
- Distressed Dude: Cyclops appears to be cursed with this, especially in flashbacks.
- Eye Beams: Cyclops' optic blasts have a disadvantage in the fact that he is unable to turn them off, requiring him to constantly wear a protective visor or ruby sunglasses.
- Heart Broken Badass: Cyclops is supposed to be this, but sadly he's just a loser.
- Highschool Sweethearts: with Jean Grey, as per usual.
- Love Triangle: With Jean and Emma. He's also in one with Wolverine and Jean.
- Loving a Shadow: This seems to be the entire basis of Cyclops's relationship with Jean Grey.
- Oblivious to Love: Cyclops never seems to realize that Emma is interested in him.
- One-Way Visor: As always, Cyclops wears one of these with his costume.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He becomes this when he opens his eyes while not wearing shades or a visor.
- Power Incontinence: Without his trademark visor he wears as part of his costume or a pair of ruby quartz glasses out of costume, Cyclops would be firing his Eye Beams 24/7.
- Power Limiter: Cyclops' visor and shades, which keep his uncontrollable Eye Beams under wraps.
- Power Of The Sun: As per usual, Cyclops stores solar power to use his optic blasts.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Unlike the other versions, Cyclops is the red oni to Wolverine's blue oni.
- Shrinking Violet: As a teenager, His self esteem was definitely not the highest due to being bullied.
- Stepford Snarker: Scott is cold and often sarcastic as well as being broken, probably beyond repair.
- Sunglasses at Night: Which he uses in order to control his powers.
- Sociopathic Hero: Possibly even more so than his comic book counterpart.
- The Lancer: Cyclops now serves as this to Wolverine and the X-Men.
- The Leader: He formerly lead the X-Men.
- The Load: Cyclops of all people is portrayed as this in the series, especially in the flashbacks to his earlier years.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Scott is 6'3", brunet and attractive.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: He can also be very snarky (particularly towards Wolverine) when he wants to be.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Cyclops is so caught up in his despair over Jean's disappearance that he does things like go off to pick a fight with Mr. Sinister, which even Wolverine proclaims is a bad idea. Arguments about characterization aside, it's not so hard to consider why Professor Xavier might have considered Cyclops to not be in any shape to lead the team again.
- Too Dumb to Live: Mainly due to being obsessed with searching for Jean.
Emma Frost is a mysterious and beautiful telepath who showed up on the X-Men's doorstep just when they needed her most. She once tried to start her own school for gifted mutants, the Massachusetts Academy. The ambitious Emma is the X-Men's only hope of finding their missing colleagues in addition to being The Mole and still the White Queen of the Inner Circle (and even kicks off the events of the series as it's revealed she's the one who attacked Jean and Professor Xavier, which in turn ended up destroying the mansion—albeit with the intention of taking out the Phoenix before she could be a threat). She can read minds and project thoughts into other's minds, controlling their actions. She can also project mental blasts to knock out her victims by touching their brow and is able to change her skin into diamond form.
Voiced By: Kari Wahlgren
- Adaptational Heroism: Emma is portrayed in a more sympathetic light, completely turning her into a straight hero rather than a byronic one. That said, this version of Frost also has Adaptational Villainy, as she's the mole and still the White Queen of the Inner Circle (and even kicks off the events of the series as it's revealed she's the one who attacked Jean and Professor Xavier, which in turn ended up destroying the mansion—albeit with the intention of taking out the Phoenix before she could be a threat).
- Adaptational Villainy: Emma used to be one hell of a foe (even being Big Bad of New Mutants for a time) but comic fans know that that was a long time ago, at least in the main Marvel Universe. In this one she's The Mole and still the White Queen of the Hellfire Club. However, in the finale she sacrifices her life to contain the Phoenix.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Emma acts pretty much like anyone familiar with the comics would expect in her introduction. Compare that Emma with the one we see in the end. Hoo boy.
- Deadpan Snarker: She tends to snark with her fellow teammates. It makes her appear even colder at some points, but she's still a kind and sympathetic person.
- Face–Heel Turn: When it's revealed that she is a the Mole and still the White Queen of the Inner Circle (and even kicks off the events of the series as it's revealed she's the one who attacked Jean and Professor Xavier, which in turn ended up destroying the mansion—albeit with the intention of taking out the Phoenix before she could be a threat).
- Heel–Face Turn: Emma may not have been working for the X-Men per-se, her goals were always good (stop the Phoenix). It's the Inner Circle who had a Face–Heel Turn when they decided to use the Phoenix as a tool for their own power.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the final episode, Emma Frost ultimately sacrifices herself to prevent the Phoenix Force from causing destruction. Had the second season happened, she would apparently have returned.
- Hot Teacher: She certainly has the attention of some of the male characters (especially Bobby and Forge).
- Immune to Mind Control: Emma Frost is able to transform in a diamond form that prevents her from using her own telepathy and renders her immune to anyone else's.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her aloof behavior and extreme methods, she genuinely cares about the mutant race and her teammates (especially Cyclops).
- Manipulative Bitch: Emma is naturally this to the X-Men.
- The Mole: Emma accidentally caused the explosion at the Xavier Institute and stole Xavier's body so that she could buy her way onto the team and eventually have another chance to find Jean. Or more precisely, the Phoenix. Though she did have good intentions...
- Ms Fan Service: Emma's costume design has gone completely unchanged from one of her comic looks. And considering how she usually dresses... they sure were lucky for being able to do so.
- Most Common Superpower: She's shown to be very buxom through her corset.
- Psychic Powers: She's a very powerful Telepath.
Beast/Henry "Hank" McCoy
Beast/Henry "Hank" McCoy
Though blessed with the agility and strength of a great ape, the blue-furred Henry McCoy, also known as Beast, is one of the founding members of the X-Men and has the greatest asset of having a keen scientific mind. Beast possesses a genius-level IQ, with extraordinary expertise in genetics, biochemistry and other subjects. Beast often acts as the voice of reason for Wolverine and the X-Men.
Voiced By: Fred Tatasciore
- Badass Pacifist: Beast always offers his foes a chance to surrender.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Hank is a very nice person, but he is still willing to use brute force after offering his foes a chance to surrender.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Fred Tatasciore as Beast appears to patterned on Kelsey Grammer's Beast from X3
- Genius Bruiser: Beast is a genius, as per usual.
- Handy Feet: One of his most notable powers is superhuman manual dexterity, even in his feet.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With both Iceman and Wolverine.
- Lightning Bruiser: Not only is Hank strong, but he's also incredibly fast and agile.
- Mutants: He is both a mutant and a mutate and was born a mutant with ape-like features and abilities.
- Natural Weapon: His fangs and claws are weapons.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: He occasionally wears reading glasses and is a genius scientist, despite the fact that it's slightly odd to see a big blue cat/ape thing wearing reading glasses.
- Sophisticated as Hell: As per usual. He always finds ways to make sophisticated references to literature, science, music, and science fiction.
- Techno Wizard: He is an expert in electronics (other than Forge).
Orphaned at an early age, Ororo Munroe turned to a life of crime to survive on the mean streets of Cairo, Egypt. When her mutant power to control weather patterns emerged, she was worshipped as a goddess by the tribes. Eventually, Ororo found her true purpose at Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, where she helps the X-Men as Storm. Storm is able control the weather and create rain, snow, sleet, fog, hail, and lightning.
Voiced By: Susan Dalian
- Adaptational Personality Change: Storm is more reserved and timid in this adaptation, which is a far cry from her comic book counterpart and other versions (who are usually portrayed as Large Hams whenever they are using their mutant powers).
- Adaptational Wimp: In addition to becoming more timid, Storm is prone to getting a Tap on the Head to keep her from easily winning fights and has been knocked out or incapacitated numerous times more often than other X-Men of the show to focus more on Wolverine which is a huge contrast from the Storm from the comics as well as the other animated X-Men series, who was one of, if not the last X-Men to be taken down in a fight.
- Archenemy: The Shadow King.
- Badass Cape: She has this on her costume.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: She has these whenever she is using her powers.
- Combat Stilettos: She has them on her costume.
- Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: A Lone Aversion; she's called Storm more often than her real name. Presumably because it's less of a mouthful than Ororo.
- Demoted to Extra: Storm's role in the show is much smaller compared to other versions, despite being a major character in the comics as well as one of the most recognizable members of the X-Men and in the main cast of nearly all the previous animated adaptations, to give Wolvie a bigger role.
- Elemental Powers: She has complete control over the weather, which gives her the ability to whip up lightning, wind, and ice storms in combat. Hence the name Storm.
- Fisher King: Her mood influences her weather manipulation powers.
- I Believe I Can Fly: With wind.
- Lady of Black Magic: Her mutant powers give her control over the elements, and she's a Physical Goddess and queen with a regal air.
- Mystical White Hair: As per usual, Storm has long, white hair.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Storm had a romantic relationship with Angel until his transformation into Archangel. Such a close romantic relationship was never found in the comics or other animated adaptation.
- Shock and Awe: Her most common form of attack, that is whenever she has any moments to shine.
- Spock Speak: It's not as emphasized as the other versions, but she still speaks like this.
- Statuesque Stunner: Storm is a very tall beauty.
- Street Urchin: When she was younger, she lived on the streets and worked for the Shadow King.
- The Worf Effect: A stark contrast to her comic book counterpart and most versions. Most of the time, Storm has been knocked out or incapacitated numerous times more often than other X-Men of the show during the fight scenes.
Angel/Warren Worthington III/Archangel
Angel/Archangel/Warren Worthington III
Born and raised in affluence, Warren Worthington III, also known as Angel, is one of the founding members of the X-Men and is forced to hide who he has become to spare his own intolerant family from embarrassment. As such, he leads a dual life. One playing the dutiful heir to the family fortune, and the other as the mysterious Angel, who uses his abilities to help those in need and is a member of the X-Men. That is until his wings were damaged in a clash with the MRD and amputated during surgery at the hospital due to them being damaged beyond repair. Angel is approached by Mister Sinister who uses his technology to transform Angel into Archangel. Angel's wings can carry up to twice his weight and can fly him to 29,000 feet at speeds up to 159 mph. His enhanced lungs enable him to breathe at high altitudes and he possesses extraordinary eyesight.
Voiced By: Liam O'Brien
- Aborted Arc: Angel's still under Sinister's control and his storyline will never be resolved due to the series' cancelation.
- Alliterative Name: Warren Worthington.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He has blue skin as Archangel
- Artificial Limbs: After becoming Archangel, Warren has his naturally-occuring wings amputated and replaced with razor-edged metallic wings that can shoot blades.
- Chick Magnet: He is a blonde-haired hunk of a man and obtains the affections of Storm.
- Face–Heel Turn: When he is approached by Mister Sinister who uses his technology to transform Angel into Archangel.
- I Believe I Can Fly: He has the ability to fly thanks to his wings.
- Pretty Boy: He is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed man who looks like a model.
- Razor Wings: As Archangel, he has techno-organic wings can cut through flesh.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In "Guardian Angel", Warren walks around shirtless with his wings in order to present that he is proud of being a mutant.
- Winged Humanoid: As per usual, Warren is a mutant with white feathered wings. ( He has a pair of razor sharped wings as Archangel)
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The fact that Warren has "just flight" as his mutant power due to his wings.
Shadowcat/Katherine "Kitty" Pryde
Kitty Pryde, also known as Shadowcat, might be able to become immaterial and able to "phase" through solid objects, but her devotion to Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is anything but insubstantial. Enrolled in the school since she was only thirteen, the spunky young mutant called Shadowcat serves as a cheerleader for Xavier's mission and a valued teammate to Wolverine and the X-Men.
Voiced By: Danielle Judovits
- Affectionate Nickname: "Kitty" is a nickname to begin with.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Either her full name Katherine Pryde or her nickname Kitty Pryde, both of them sound cool.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not often, but Kitty's pretty good when she does. Especially to Bobby.
- Intangible Girl: Shadowcat's mutant ability is to phase through solid objects.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Wolverine and Storm who are older; and Tilde Solmes who is younger.
- Jewish and Nerdy: She's probably still jewish and she's smart.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kitty can be this with everyone (particularly Bobby), sometimes without even knowing it thanks to her stubborn personality.
- Mythology Gag: Kitty's design is inspired by the appearance of her comic book incarnation in the Astonishing X-Men comics and the appearance of the blue and yellow used on her costume emulates that design. The shorts she wears are based off the appearances of the original X-Men along with her first appearance in the comics when she wore a variant of the uniform.
Iceman/Robert "Bobby" Drake
Bobby Drake, also known as Iceman, is one of the founding members of the X-Men. He thinks he's the coolest guy around, but his cockiness may sometimes cause trouble. However, Iceman's ability to project intense cold and convert moisture into ice, forming a variety of icy weapons, protective ice shields and ice slides, has nonetheless made him a valuable asset to Wolverine and the X-Men.
Voiced By: Yuri Lowenthal
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics, Iceman has brown hair, but in this series he has blonde hair (just like he did in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends) - and almost looks like he could be Angel's younger brother.
- Adaptational Sexuality: Iceman's gay in the comics, but it appears that he's straight here (which is closer to his original sexuality in the comics).
- An Ice Person: Bobby transforms into an an organic ice form, and generates subzero energy to freeze his surroundings, cool and condense moisture in the atmosphere into ice, shaping it into various forms such as snowballs, battering rams, shields, solid blocks, columns, and ice slides.
- Deadpan Snarker: As per usual, Bobby's humor has a tendency to fall in this category.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: Iceman originally covered his body with snow. At some point later, He then changed to covering his body with ice and later learned about how to convert his body into organic ice.
- Fun Personified: He's usually this.
- Harmless Freezing: Iceman encases people in ice a few times, but they never have lasting effects from it.
- Older Than They Look: At first, it appears that Iceman is near the same age as Shadowcat (as he was in the movies and X-Men: Evolution), to the point that they may even be in a relationship, but a later episode shows that he's a founding X-Man, just like he is in the comics.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He controls his transformation from his human form to that of organic ice.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Booby usually uses Witty Banter in combat situations.
Raised by numerous foster families, the young woman known only as Rogue has learned to look after herself. Her mutant ability to drain the life energy, memories and powers of anyone she touches forced her to keep those she cared about at arm's length, literally. Rogue has found a home at both Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and Wolverine and the X-Men.
Voiced By: Kieren van den Blink
- Anti-Villain:After her Face–Heel Turn.
- Bad Powers, Good People: Removing energy from others is generally something evil characters tend to use, but Rogue tries her best to make it a temporary borrowing boost rather than a selfish draining power.
- Blessed with Suck: Yes, technically the ability to copy other mutants' powers by touching them makes her very adaptable, but draining people's life energy whenever she touches them is about as sucky as it gets. And absorbing 'everything else about that person, including memories and personality traits. And she can't not do so, rendering her incapable of having any sort of intimate relationship.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Kieren van den Blink as Rogue evokes film actress Anna Paquin
- Can't Have Sex, Ever: She's unable to touch any one without her gloves, or else she will absorb their powers, life energy, and memories.
- Civvie Spandex: Rogue wears a yellow, leather bomber jacket over a pair of tights as her uniform.
- Face–Heel Turn: after she was revealed to be an apparent Reverse Mole. Though it is ultimately revealed to be a double-Reverse Mole.
- Heel–Face Turn: Rogue reveals that she only joined the Brotherhood in order to infiltrate them, because she learned some unpleasant things from Toad's mind.
- Instant Expert: Rogue is temporary this to the Brotherhood.
- Mythology Gag: Her X-Man uniform is similar to the costume that she wore in the X-Men Animated Series while her casual clothing is closer to the version in the X-Men Film Series.
- Not as You Know Them: Rogue's loyalties in this series have been switched from the comics and previous animated incarnations. Usually she is part of the Brotherhood because she has no where else to go, then she joins the X-Men. Here, it's the other way around.
- Parental Substitute: Just like in the films, Rogue thinks of Logan as this. Or at least, as an absentee-version of it, since he keeps leaving for days or weeks at a time.
- Power Copying: As per usual, she can take other mutant's powers.
- Power Incontinence: As with the other versions, this is a problem for Rogue.
- Skunk Stripe: Rogue retains this on the front of her pony tail.
- Southern Belle: It's not as emphasized as some of her other versions, but it's still present.
- We Used to Be Friends:With the X-Men after her Face–Heel Turn.
Because of his demon-like appearance, the only place that circus performer Kurt Wagner, also known as Nightcrawler, ever felt truly welcome was at Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Nightcrawler is able to teleport himself and a limited amount of extra mass over short distances. This mischievous, German-born mutant consistently proves himself a major asset to Wolverine and the X-Men.
Voiced By: Liam O'Brien
- Adorkable: Just like his comic book counterpart in addition to being a hero.
- Beast and Beauty: Kurt (Nightcrawler) is the beast while Wanda (Scarlet Witch) is the beauty.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Liam O'Brien's Nightcrawler was partially inspired by Alan Cumming's portrayal from X2.
- Dark is Not Evil: Nightcrawler is this, as always.
- Does Not Like Shoes: The unique shape of Kurt's feet make most shoes uncomfortable at best.
- Dual Wielding: Or rather, triple wielding, due to his prehensile tail.
- Goth: His design has some Goth influence, but his personality couldn't be further from the stereotype.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Nightcrawler taught a group of mutants with "useless" powers this in one episode.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Wolverine, just like in the comics. After escaping from Genosha, Nightcrawler is basically his Number Two.
- Hope Spot: Congratulations, Nightcrawler. You performed a Multistage Teleport from Genosha all the way to the Institute. Why, one of your good friends is there to meet you and—oh, it's just Mystique in disguise.
- In-Series Nickname: Wolverine's own personal nickname for him is "Elf".
- Master Swordsman: He's shown to be this against his fight with Mojo's pirates.
- Nice Guy: One of the nicest on the team and the whole show.
- Oblivious to Love: It appears that he has no idea just how badly Scarlet Witch is into him.
- Teleporters and Transporters: As per usual, this is Kurt's primary super-power.
- Took a Level in Badass: Nightcrawler is decidedly more badass here than he appears in other adaptations.
- WallCrawling: One of the powers that Kurt most commonly uses (other than teleporting).
Forge is a mutant with a superhuman talent for inventing and repairing mechanical devices. While even the greatest inventors must work out the principles and designs of their inventions, the ideas for Forge's inventions spring fully formed from his mutant mind. He is the main technician at the X-Mansion and has a bionic right hand and left leg.
Voiced By: Roger Craig Smith
- Adaptational Dye Job: While the color is still black, Forge has shorter hair instead of a long, pony tail like in his comic book counterpart.
- Butt Monkey: He even gets whiter as the series goes on.
- Chew Toy: He has to constantly see his things broken, gets treated with no respect (particularly by the other X-Men), and is generally shoved around by life.
- Ditzy Genius. Forge is the tech-wizard who keeps the X-men's more advanced gear running, including the Blackbird and the Danger Room, but he's also a total ditz.
- Non-Action Guy: Forge spends more time working on the X-Men's technology than in field missions. He is even conspicuously absent when the Brotherhood attacks the mansion, only showing up after the fight (Which Shadowcat calls him out on).
- Techno Wizard: Forge is an expert in electronics.
Jean Grey/Marvel Girl/Phoenix
Jean Grey/Marvel Girl/Phoenix
Jean Grey is a mutant born with telepathic and telekinetic powers. She can read the thoughts of others, influence and control their minds, project her mind into the astral plane, and generate telepathic force blasts that can stun enemies. She can also lift and move objects telekinetically and create telekinetic shields. Jean is also one of the founding members of the X-Men and is missing due to an explosion.
Voiced By: Jennifer Hale
- Adaptational Wimp: Jean gets the sadly usual treatment of existing solely for the sake of the threat of the [spoiler:Dark Phoenix]] and is reduced to living MacGuffin.
- Battle Couple: With Cyclops, particularly in the flashback.
- Betty and Veronica: She's the Betty to Emma's Veronica in relation to Cyclops.
- Bewarethe Nice Ones: As per usual, Jean is sweet, motherly and level-headed. But if you were to wrong her or her loved ones, then you are in for a world of psychic pain.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Jean is capable of getting very jealous, especially when Scott/Cyclops is around Emma.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey evokes the sound of her film actress counterpart Famke Janssen.
- Demoted to Extra: Jean in this series has been reduced to being nothing more than a plot device.
- Designated Love Interest: She's this to Cyclops (for the few minutes that she actually appears).
- Flight: She is able to use her telekinetic powers in order to do this.
- Fiery Redhead: As always.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she is using the Phoenix Force.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Cyclops and Wolverine are both attracted to the red-headed Jean.
- High School Sweethearts: With Cyclops, as per usual.
- Manipulative Bitch: Jean is hinted to be this through the way she coaxed Cyclops via telepathy when they were teenagers.
- Mind over Matter: As per usual, Jean is able to lift and move objects telekinetically with her mind.
- Mind Rape: She unintentionally did this to everyone and it causes them to become knocked out.
- Psychic Powers: Jean's main powers ( other than the Phoenix Force) include Telepathy and Telekinesis, as per usual.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: As per usual, Jean has red hair and green eyes.
- Telepathy: As always, Jean has the ability to read, influence and control the minds of others.
- The Smurfette Principle: Jean was the only girl of the original X-Men team.
- Victorious Childhood Friend: Jean may or may not count as this reclaiming Scott/Cyclops for herself at the end - though it may be more like Victorious Teenage Friend.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: As a teenager, Jean went toe to toe with Magneto to save teen Cyclops may count, but probably even more so as an adult when she (justifiably)violently throws Emma Frost up against a wall and binds her there with pipes for kissing an unconscious Cyclops. And in between that briefly going into Phoenix mode when Cyclops almost gets knifed by Archangel.
- What Does She See in Him?: Its evoked (though never outrightly asked by any of the cast) with Jean in regards to Cyclops, due mostly to the fact that Cyclops is not portrayed with any admirable traits.
- What the Hell, Hero?: This is pretty much Jean's reaction to Cyclops zapping Wolverine after Wolverine hit on her without knowing she made the clawed one promise her he wouldn't fight Cyclops.
- Jean has this reaction towards Cyclops again in the series finale when he tries to take on the Phoenix - though that time she was trying to save his life.