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Characters: X-Men Film Series Other Mutants
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Mutants who aren't particularly affiliated with any specific faction.
Warren Worthington III / Angel
Warren Worthington III / Angel
Played By: Cayden Boyd & Ben Foster
A mutant with two large angelic wings. His father created to the cure to mutations.
- Advertised Extra: He is featured heavily in all the promotional material for X-Men: The Last Stand, as part of the whole "the original X-Men team in the comics finally together in film". He only has two or three scenes: he refuses the cure and runs (flies?) away; he very briefly shows up at the X-Mansion for the sole purpose of allowing them to state categorically that the school is still open; and finally he saves his father's life during the final battle. He does nothing in between.
- Alliterative Name: Warren Worthington.
- But Your Wings Are Beautiful: The Mutants believe this.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the X-Men: Days of Future Past tie-in material, it's revealed that he is killed by Sentinels during a mutant protest. He likely is brought back later by the Cosmic Retcon.
- Growing Wings: He is shown to have something growing out of his back as a child. Fast forward ten years: he has wings.
- Mr. Fanservice: Spends a good part of the movie shirtless.
- Self Harm: When his wings first appear, he tries to scrape them off with files and graters.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Which he wanted at first, but once he saw the needle, he got panicky and quickly got out of there.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: Wanted to take the cure to please his father. Later gets his respect by saving daddy from falling to death.
- Winged Humanoid: His "only" power. Bonus science points in that his wings are probably large enough to actually lift a human, although there are still the typical issues of musculature and bone structure.
"Jimmy" / Leech
"Jimmy" / Leech
"Your powers won't work with me."
Played By: Cameron Bright
A young mutant with the ability of power negation; he can "turn off" the abilities of other mutants near him. Worthington Labs created a cure to mutant abilities from his blood.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Comics Leech resembles a pseudo-amphibious humanoid creature (not like that's a bad thing). See here◊ for comparison.
- Comic Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Subverted and played straight as his profile indeed shows his alternative alias of "Leech", but he's never called that by anyone nor does he refer to himself as such.
- Littlest Cancer Patient: His appearance certainly invokes this, and it seems Leech's powers required him to go through chemotherapy.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Like his comic book counterpart, he's been referred to as simply "Jimmy" with no surname given.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: The mutant cure is distilled from Leech's blood, though they hope to eventually artificially synthesize it. Unlike other examples, Leech is treated rather well and seems fine with the arrangement.
- Power Nullifier: He could not only nullify mutant powers but also give even the most deformed mutant a normal human appearance. His DNA was used to create the mutant "cure".
Remy LeBeau / Gambit
Remy LeBeau / Gambit
"If I learned anything in my life it's this: Always play the hand you're dealt. My name is Gambit. And I play for keeps."
Played By: Taylor Kitsch
"See, the only difference between a winner and a loser is character. Every man has a price to charge and a price to pay. Yeah, I've paid mine in spades."
A Cajun thief who has the ability to convert the potential energy of any object he touches into kinetic energy, forcing it to explode. The size of the object determines the magnitude of the resulting explosion. He was captured and held at Col. Stryker's island laboratory but managed to escape and took to hiding in Louisiana, where Logan finds him.
- Badass: Puts up a good fight against Wolverine, and is the only mutant who managed to escape Stryker's prison on Three Mile Island.
- Badass Longcoat: Part of his wardrobe along with Fingerless Gloves and a Nice Hat.
- Boom Stick: A unique example. Gambit causes explosions by channeling his power through his staff.
- Cane Fu: Even more powerful with his kinetic energy powers.
Played By: Tahyna Tozzi
Emma Silverfox is Kayla Silverfox's younger sister, a mutant who can transform her body into diamond, bullet proof skin. She was among the captured mutants held by William Stryker at Three Mile Island whose goal was to combine mutant abilities. Emma is a mutant loosely based on the character, Emma Frost. At the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine
, she is rescued by Professor X, along with young Cyclops and several other fellow mutant prisoners.
- Damsel in Distress: Captured by William Stryker and he used her to blackmail her sister, Kayla.
- Fanservice: Somewhat, while her fellow mutant prisoners wear red prisoner suit, she wears white tanktop.
- Unwitting Pawn: Becomes Stryker's hostage -> Kayla is forced to work for Stryker -> Kayla faked her death as a part of their plan -> Wolverine accepted Stryker's offer to transform his bones into adamantium to avenge Kayla.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can transform her body into diamond, bullet proof skin.
Dr. Green / Viper
Dr. Green / Viper
"You have courage, but that won't help you now."
Played By: Svetlana Khodchenkova
A mutant who is immune to toxins as well as having snake-like qualities.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She has blond hair rather than green like in the comics.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Of both animal alias and abilities (viper is a family of venomous snakes).
- Badass: Does pretty well against Wolverine.
- Bald of Evil: After she sheds her skin and looks more evil and like a viper.
- The Baroness: Viper from The Wolverine is sadistic, cold and sexy. Even fitting the old Communist stereotype as the actress is Russian.
- Blondes are Evil: She is blonde and remorseless villainess.
- Color Motif: She has a thing for green.
- Dark Action Girl: She is a vicious poisoner and martial artist to the point that even men don't mind fighting her.
- Does Not Like Men: Describes herself as "immune to every poison known to Man" and "immune to the poison that is Man".
- The Dragon: To Yashida.
- Faux Affably Evil: She talks in a polite and seductive tone when discussing her evil plans.
- Femme Fatale: She kills with a kiss... literally. She does know how to use her considerable sexuality as a weapon.
- Femme Fatalons: She can make her nails razor sharp.
- Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her clothes in the entire movie is this.
- Genius Bruiser: Implied since she's a scientist.
- Hot Scientist: According to Logan, who congratulates Yashida upon finding out she's his oncologist.
- In Name Only: Viper aka Madame Hydra is a high-ranking leader of HYDRA who is a human with superb martial arts skills and knowledge with poisons. Much like Juggernaut before her, the film depicts her as a mutant scientist with snake-like attributes and mainly works for herself.
- Kiss of Death: Her venom powers allow this. She uses this to dispose of a Japanese man who mistook her for a prostitute.
- Meaningful Name:
- Her alias as Yashida's doctor is Green, and she wears green clothing as Viper.
- The name "Viper" is also meaningful. It alludes to the classic fable "The Farmer and the Viper", which perfectly describes Logan's relationship with her master.
- Mistaken For Prostitute: She gets hit with this trope in The Wolverine. Being who she is, this goes badly for the potential john.
- Ms. Fanservice: She tends to wear some nice skin-tight outfits.
- Off with Her Head!: Yukio manages to snag her with a wire then ties it to an elevator, dragging Viper into it. A rigging coming down the shaft tags her in the head as she's being pulled up and...yeah.
- Overly-Long Tongue: Required for a snake woman.
- Poisonous Person: Her mutant power renders her immune to all viruses and toxins, and she's able to secrete them with her tongue.
- Psycho for Hire: She mentions being 'hired', and has no personal loyalty to her boss.
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: In the comics, she started off as a Captain America foe and is usually an enemy of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. as well (to the point that she's now known as Madame Hydra). Despite this, she is one of the antagonists in The Wolverine. Understandable since despite her connections to Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D., she has appeared in several notable Wolverine storylines.
- Sickly Green Glow: Her suit probably invokes this.
- Smug Snake: Both figuratively (overconfident) and literally (that forked tongue!).
- Straw Nihilist: She mentions being a nihilist...of course, she also mentions being a capitalist.
- Worthy Opponent: She's rather impressed by Logan.
"You need backup. You're not safe, not in your condition. Just think of me as your bodyguard."
Played By: Rila Fukushima
A Japanese employee of Ichirō Yashida who lived on the streets following her parents' death until she was taken in by the Yashidas. Her mutant ability is a precognitive sense that allows her to glimpse the moment of a person's death (albeit hazily and without context). Otherwise she is a talented and nimble martial artist and swordsman who is a constant ally of Mariko.
- Action Girl: She introduces herself in a bar brawl and proves competent enough to protect Logan. And later helps him fight Viper.
- Adaptational Heroism: Was much more morally ambiguous in the comics (especially in earlier appearances, where she was a mercenary/assassin/thief) than in the movie.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She sports natural black hair in the comics but has dyed red hair in The Wolverine.
- Anime Hair: Down to the color. Director James Marigold has expressly stated his desire was to give her a more anime appearance, hence the aforementioned Adaptation Dye-Job.
- Badass Adorable: She has anime rebel schoolgirl features with the efficiency of Miho in terms of swordsmanship.
- Badass Normal: Her mutant power is a limited form of precognition that allows her to see how people will die. Her strength and skills come entirely from training, yet she kicks about as much ass as Wolverine, a decades old veteran warrior with an indestructible skeleton, metal claws, and an enhanced healing factor.
- Battle Butler: To the Yashida Clan (more specifically, to Mariko). By the end of the movie, she's also one for Wolverine.
- Blessed with Suck: Her only mutant power is foreseeing people's deaths.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Yukio to Logan: "Think of me as your bodyguard" Wolverine just eyerolls and goes with it. It's understandable in this case because Logan isn't used to fighting without his Healing Factor. The 'everyone can use back up' reason is employed.
- Breakout Character
- Color Motif: She has a thing for fiery red.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her first premonition was her parent's death, and after she was forced to watch it come true, she became a street urchin scavenging for food until Ichiro Yashida found her and adopted her under his wing.
- Deadpan Snarker: Being Wolverine's companion, you have to speak his language...
- Diagonal Cut: Her introduction of the centuries-old katana Danzan qualifies, as she draws, fluidly cuts, and resheathes the blade before either the bar stool or the beer bottle being held by a bar patron comes apart.
- Establishing Character Moment: She walks in a bar, quips on the idiocy of Wolverine's foes (and that they'll be dead soon, as per her seer powers), then proceeds to effortlessly puts them on their place. Yukio then walks away unfazed as if she does that on a daily basis.
- Fiery Redhead: Though it's clearly not her natural hair color.
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: We barely see her unsheathe her sword and then the sword's already back on sheath. Cue sliced objects collapsing.
- The Lad-ette: Demonstrates traits of this, with her tough-as-nails attitude and apparent lack of organization (notice her car is a complete mess when Wolverine arrives, and she doesn't seem bothered in the least with it).
- The Lancer: Logan's in The Wolverine.
- Only Friend: She was adopted from the streets with the specific task of serving as this to a young Mariko. Mariko however always saw more her as a sister.
- Only One Name: Given she lived in the streets, she might not even know her surname.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Comparatively to the rest of the cast.
- The Reliable One: Again, for Mariko. For instance, when Mariko is on the run from the Yakuza, the only person she tells about her whereabouts is Yukio.
- Servile Snarker: Towards Shingen Yashida.
- Skunk Stripe: Strands of her natural hair color is still visible.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Mariko's Girly Girl.
- Tomboyish Name: Yukio is more commonly a male name.
- Undying Loyalty: To Mariko.
- When She Smiles: Gives a very bright, lovely smile at the very end of the film, when she and Logan are about to leave Japan and ride a plane somewhere else.
- Woman in Black: Mostly her combat outfits.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She has a grade B when she first confronts Logan in the beginning of The Wolverine.
En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
Played By: Brendan Pedder
One of the first mutants, if not THE
first, En Sabah Nur (meaning "The First One"), otherwise known as Apocalypse was the ruler of Ancient Egypt and an extremely powerful being with a myriad of abilities ranging from energy manipulation, invulnerability, psionic powers and immortality
. His initial onscreen appearance shows him constructing a pyramid—personally