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Characters: X-Men Film Series Team X

Team X / Weapon Plus

Mutants and humans who are associated with Col. William Stryker's various projects.

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    Major / Colonel William Stryker, Jr. 

Major / Colonel William Stryker, Jr.

"Don't lecture me about war. This already is a war."
"I promise you two things: You will suffer more pain than any other man can endure, but you will have your revenge."
"My name is William Stryker, and I am not a monster. I am simply a patriot."
Played By: Brian Cox, Danny Huston & Josh Helman

A human military scientist who plans a worldwide genocide of mutants using Xavier and Cerebro. Stryker has experimented on mutants in the past, including Wolverine, and uses a serum to control them.
  • Ascended Extra: Much less of an important character in the comics.
  • Badass Grandpa: By X2: X-Men United.
  • Badass Normal: As intimidating as Magneto, without any powers!
    • In X-Men Origins: Wolverine he was the one responsible for shooting Logan in the head with an adamantium bullet, giving him amnesia.
  • Beard of Evil: In X2: X-Men United.
  • Big Bad: In X2: X-Men United and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
  • Butt Monkey: Despite his prominence in the overarching franchise (and his role as The Dragon to Trask), he suffers the most injuries and beatdowns out of anyone in X-Men: Days of Future Past, including being blasted by Havok in the opening scene, being tasered after Mystique's failed assassination of Trask, and being beaten again when Nixon and his team discover Mystique is in the room with them. It's really no wonder he seems to hate mutants so much later on, when he spends all of his screen time in this one getting his ass beaten by them.
  • Colonel Badass: In X2: X-Men United.
    Stryker: I was pilotin' Black Ops missions in the jungles of North Vietnam while you were suckin' on your mama's tit at Woodstock, Kelly. Don't lecture me about war. This already is a war.
  • Composite Character: Colonel William Stryker is a composite of Rev. William Stryker from God Loves, Man Kills and Professor Thornton, the man who gave Wolverine his Adamantium skeleton (though it's implied in the comics that he had a part in the Weapon X program).
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: During the climax of X2: X-Men United, recognized that the mutant that had just been captured wasn't the real Wolverine and ordered "him" shot immediately. Also, aware that Mystique was loose in the base, he ordered the platoon of soldiers guarding Dark Cerebro to kill anyone approaching - even if it was him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Of The Snark Knight variant.
  • The Dragon: Is this to Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards all mutants. He takes it farther than any other character in the films, trying to actively enact genocide (and getting pretty damn close).
    • Played with, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he doesn't seem to hate mutants as much, or at all for that matter. He even says he doesn't hate them, just that he knows what they can do and that they should be prepared for it and he expresses surprised amusement at Trask's apparent Fantastic Racism. Other than the incident with his son, one has to wonder what the hell happened between then and X2: X-Men United.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine where he is ruthlessly manipulative in-order to create the events that would lead to Logan becoming Weapon X and also "Deadpool" aka Weapon XI.
    • Affably Evil: In X2: X-Men United where he more or less mellowed out over the years, behaving much more personable even while remaining just as abhorrent.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses in his older age.
  • Four-Star Badass: First a Colonel in X2: X-Men United, then a Major in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Freudian Excuse: Apparently his son Jason blamed his parents for his "condition," so he used his powers of illusion to torture them with nightmares and visions - leading to Stryker's wife killing herself with a power drill. Of course, given that Stryker's not exactly the most reliable witness, how much of this information is accurate is debatable at best.
  • General Ripper:
    • In X2: X-Men United, he is technically a colonel, but demonstrating pretty much the same spirit in being hellbent on killing all mutants.
    Stryker: I was pilotin' Black Ops missions in the jungles of North Vietnam while you were suckin' on your mama's tit at Woodstock, Kelly. Don't lecture me about war. This already is a war.
  • I Have No Son: Played With. When Xavier asks him how he could think of lobotomizing his son, he replies "my son is dead", but before he orders him to launch his attack against all mutants, he says "Make me proud, son."
  • In the Blood: His father, as shown in X-Men: First Class, was a high ranking CIA agent and also hated mutants once he saw what they could do.
  • Knight Templar: Is convinced that massacring mutants will save the world.
  • Majorly Awesome: In both X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past, he is at the rank of Major.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's a normal human, so he has to rely on his rather formidable intellect. He's successfully manipulated others with the help of his mind control serum, but he's also outfoxed the likes of Charles Xavier, Wolverine and the President by his lonesome.
  • Military Brat: His father is featured in X-Men: First Class.
  • Motive Rant
    Xavier: William, you wanted me to cure your son. But mutation is not a disease.
    Stryker: You're lying! You were more frightened of him than I was. You know, just one year after Jason returned from your school, my wife - you see he resented us. He blamed us for his condition. So he would toy with our minds... projecting visions and scenarios into our brains. Well, my wife, in the end... she took a power drill to her left temple in an attempt to bore the images out. My boy, the great illusionist.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: His genocidal desires peg him as one.
  • Smug Snake: Down to the overconfidence part.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Although a superior officer.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: He has a slight Southern accent, and he's also a talented scientist and military strategist.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: At least he tries to present himself at this.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When Lyman asks him why he's keeping the mutant children alive, his response is chilling.
    Stryker: I'm a scientist, Sgt. Lyman. When I build a machine, I want to make sure it's working.

Original Team

    James Howlett / Wolverine 
Born in Canada sometime in 1832, James Howlett's mutant powers first manifested in 1845 during a moment of wild rage, after witnessing the death of his father at the hands of Thomas Logan. Grief-stricken, James impaled Thomas with his newly sprung bone claws; in his last moments, Thomas revealed that he was James' biological father.

Fleeing with his half-brother Victor, the two spent the next several decades operating as soldiers. They fought together in The American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and The Vietnam War.

During the Vietnam War, until Victor assaulted and killed an officer who tried to stop him from raping a South Vietnamese woman. Surrounded by soldiers with weapons drawn, James rushed to Victor's side, claws out. They were soon put before a firing squad for their insubordination.

After surviving the firing squad, they were recruited by William Stryker to join the black ops group Team X.

For more about him, see X-Men Film Series X-Men.

    Victor Creed / Sabretooth 
James Howlett's older paternal half-brother. He hates his abusive father, Thomas Logan.

One night while young James was sick, Thomas entered the Howlett home looking for James' mother Elizabeth. Thomas shot and killed her husband, John. James impaled Thomas with his newly sprung mutant claws just before Thomas could reveal that he was his real father. After Thomas died Elizabeth cast her son out calling him a freak. James fled, with Victor assured him that he's glad with James killed their biological father by saying "He deserves it".

As the two boys grew into men, they fought together as Canadian mercenaries in the The American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and The Vietnam War. Victor grew increasingly violent and uncontrollable as time passed. During the Vietnam War, he attempted to rape a young Vietnamese woman and then brutally attacked the soldiers who tried to stop him. This incident put both him and James in front of a firing squad.

They survived the death sentence, and were invited to join Major Stryker's black ops team, Team X.

For more about him, see X-Men Film Series Brotherhood.

    Wade Wilson / Deadpool 

Wade Wilson / Deadpool / Weapon XI

"You whip out a couple of swords at your ex-girlfriend's wedding, they'll never, ever forget it."
Played By: Scott Adkins & Ryan Reynolds

"All I ever wanted was to travel off in exotic places and meet new exciting people and then kill them, so I became a mercenary. My name is Wade Wilson. And I love what I do."

A wisecracking mercenary with lethal swordsmanship skill and athleticism.
  • Alliterative Name: Wade Wilson, of course.
  • Ambiguously Gay: While no one actually says it, it's heavily implied: first, Victor (Sabertooth) says, "I thought you didn't like girls, Wade." Immediately after that, Wade jokingly offers Victor a manicure with his katana. A couple of minutes later, when everyone is stuck in an elevator, Wade says, "I'm stuck in an elevator with five guys on high-protein diets. Dreams really do come true." It doesn't help that he's played by Ryan Reynolds. However, all of these examples could be interpreted differently: claiming someone is homosexual is just an immature means of emasculating them, offering to give Victor a manicure with his katana could have just been a crack about his long claws, and the "high protein diets" comment could be a fart joke.
  • And I Must Scream: His fate in the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He turned from a nice looking, fast talking, somewhat funny guy to a pale, disfigured person. He has no hair and his mouth was sewn shut. He got all the powers of the mutants Weapon X captured, but he was completely under their control with no free will.
  • Badass: Hell yeah. So much that part of the Weapon XI hatred is for the expectations Wade Wilson raised.
  • BFS: As the In Name Only version of Deadpool, he has swords that extend from each of his wrists in a slit between his knuckles like Wolverine's claws. Taking logic into account, the swords are so big that he would be unable to bend his elbows with them fully concealed.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: As Weapon XI he has full length retractable katana blades in each arm. At least Wolverine's blades might've slid into his forearm allowing him to bend his wrist. This guy has no excuse. The blades are in fact so long that he shouldn't even be able to bend his elbow.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: After blasting their way into a high security facillity and just before he blasts into a room of guards armed with machine guns he quips at his boss
    Wilson: Stuck in an elevator with five guys on a high protein diet. Dreams really do come true.
    Stryker: Just shut it. You're up next.
    Wilson: Thank you sir. You look really nice today. It's the green, brings out the seriousness in your eyes.
    Logan: Oh my god do you ever shut up pal?
    Wilson: No. Not when I'm awake.
  • Deadly Dodging: He dodges and slices bullets to take out foes on either side of him with their own bullets.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he has a working mouth, at least. Too bad they took it away when he became Deadpool.
  • Decapitation Required: X-Men Origins: Wolverine uses this on him. This is shown in the movie as being the only way to kill anyone with a Healing Factor. It doesn't work, in this case; The Stinger shows Weapon XI's body crawling over to reattach his head.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields dual katanas, and as Deadpool has dual Blade Below the Shoulder.
  • Eye Awaken: This trope is featured in X-Men Origins: Wolverine when he is revealed to be alive as his decapitated head is shown in the rubble as the eyes ominously open, while the head whispers "Shhhhhh..." to the audience.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers:How about, taking out an entire roomful of gun users with two swords, deflecting the hailstorm of fire at first by basically spinning them really fast as opposed to any lightsaber-type ultraprecision. Then the ultraprecision comes in, and you have him cutting a bullet into two halves which go on to kill two shooters behind him.
  • Informed Attribute/Informed Flaw: He is supposedly a really big talker. But we never really see it. He cracks a few jokes, and only a few, and they are few and far between. And once was just to break an awkward silence. Nothing out of the ordinary, especially when compared to his comics counterpart. It just feels like a reference to said counterpart more than anything else.
    • Of course, most of the times he's talking are when everyone else is being quiet and rambles on and on as opposed to the rest who have a couple lines of small talk.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He jokes with his mutant comrades that his katana are far more "memorable" than guns. He is shown to be capable of parrying fully automatic fire from multiple opponents with them, occasionally deflecting bullets at enemies. The blades, of course, are completely undamaged.
  • Laser-Guided Tykebomb: He is transformed into Weapon XI (AKA The Deadpool) when Colonel Stryker grafts various stolen mutant powers onto him: turning him into the ultimate "mutant killer".
  • LEGO Genetics: He is fused with the DNA of dozens of mutants to gain their powers and become Weapon XI.
  • Marquee Alter Ego: A very controversial case happened in X-Men Origins: Wolverine where we see him maskless for the first part of the film, only to disappear and come back for the climax, still with no mask but with his mouth sewed-shut instead.
  • Medium Awareness: The Stinger of X-Men Origins: Wolverine hinted at this, with his body crawling toward his head, which looks up at the audience and shushes them, so that they won't spill the secret that decapitation didn't kill him.
  • Mega Manning: The purpose of Weapon XI, creating the perfect mutant-killer.
  • Mix-and-Match Man: He fits the trope even more so than his comics counterpart, having Wolverine's regeneration, adamantium skeleton, and adamantium katanas protruding from each wrist, in addition to Cyclops's eye-beams, Kestrel's teleportation, and his own superhuman hand-eye-coordination.
  • Motor Mouth: Stryker thinks it's his worst feature.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Done in X-Men Origins: Wolverine rather impressively; he walks into a room full of Mooks and manages to deflect all the bullets fired at him using rapidly spinning dual-wielded katanas. His mutant power is to see in bullet time, so like many other examples, he's not making a truly impenetrable shield, but blocking individual shots. The spinning is highly implied to be him showing off.
  • Super Reflexes: His primary natural mutant ability.
  • The Voiceless: During the final confrontation.
  • You Are Number Six: Weapon XI.

    John Wraith / Kestrel 

John Wraith / Kestrel

Played By: Will.i.am

"I've done some pretty awful things. The kind of things that could haunt a man when he sleeps. See, most people think our powers are gifts. But if it was up to me, I'd hunt the devil down myself. And give him this gift back. My name is John Wraith. And I'm a mutant."

A teleporting mutant.

    Christopher Nord / Agent Zero 

Christopher Nord / Agent Zero

Played By: Daniel Henney

"My job. My mission. Is not to fear. And not to think. I execute orders and I eliminate others without prejudice."

A member of the Weapon X program and an expert tracker with lethal sniper skills.

    Frederick J. Dukes / Blob 

Frederick J. Dukes / Blob

Did you just call me...Blob?
Played By: Kevin Durand

"I don't regret the things I do. I'm proud of what I am. I'm proud of what I've done for my country. 'Cause if you think you can take me, to step up to Fred J. Dukes, you better run. 'Cause if I were to catch up, I might teach ya some manners."

A mutant with a nearly indestructible layer of skin. In the film's early sequences, he is a formidable fighting man, but years later, due to a poor diet, has gained an enormous amount of weight.
  • Acrofatic: Particularly after he gains weight and starts boxing.
  • Adaptational Heroism: was a villain in the comics. In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he is one of members who left Team X after Wolverine left.
  • Berserk Button: He has a weight disorder. Try not to say anything about it.
    Logan: C'mon, bub. For old times' sake!
    Dukes: ...Did you just call me... ''BLOB??
  • The Big Guy: In many ways.
  • Dumb Muscle: He is employed to do the heavy stuff like stopping a tank from firing at them, is not the smartest of Stryker's team, even getting a tattoo of a woman he only met the night before.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Once he gains weight, the pin-up on his arm fattens as well.
  • Formerly Fit: He was a muscular man in Stryker's group. Years after the group's disbanded, he becomes obese, more like the comic book version.
  • Giant Mook
  • Mighty Glacier: As demonstrated in his tank-blowing scene.
  • Required Secondary Powers: It is shown that he has super strength and invulnerability enough to stop a tank round by punching it. However, when shown later in the film, he's become morbidly obese, because he doesn't have a heightened metabolism to burn through all the pounds he's packed on due to his eating disorder. He's shown trying to work out in a boxing ring, because presumably lifting regular weights wasn't working.
  • Retired Badass: Becomes a boxer after Team X disbands.
  • Stout Strength: Post-eating disorder. Add the bulky composition with an elastic skin...

    Christopher Bradley / Bolt 

Christopher Bradley / Bolt

Played By: Dominic Monaghan

"You know, I've never said anything, to anyone, about what happened. I'm livin' a totally different life now, Victor."

A mutant who can manipulate electricity, and a technopath.
  • The Atoner: After leaving Team X.
  • Crappy Carnival: He has a game, appropriately rigged through his electric powers.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Once Victor arrives, he doesn't even flinch.
  • In Name Only: He's not only not called by his callsign, he's also no longer the kid Maverick (Agent Zero) teaches in the use of his powers after retiring - he's now Maverick's comrade-in-arms. Who, instead of lightning-flinging powers, has electric-appliance-powering-and-controlling powers.
  • Mundane Utility: He can power electrics and has a job as a carney after the war. "Turn the light off, get a prize. Three tries for a buck."
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Leaves Team X shortly after Logan did after realizing he was right about Stryker and what they were doing.
  • Shock and Awe: Even if he can't produce electricity.
  • Technopath: Useful once the elevator's power is cut.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: The first victim of Team X.

    SPOILER Character 

Kayla Silverfox / Silver Fox

"Walk until your feet bleed... then keep walking!"
Played By: Lynn Collins

Wolverine's native-American (Blackfoot/Niitsítapi) Love Interest and pawn of Stryker. She has the powers of tactile telepathy / hypnosis.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Silver Fox has her name changed to the more Canadian-sounding "Kayla Silverfox". She was also apparently given a Race Lift, as she's played by the very light-skinned Lynn Collins, who claims to have distant Native ancestry but otherwise looks nothing like Silver Fox.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Works particularly with Logan.
  • Becoming the Mask: She is blackmailed by Stryker into posing as Wolverine's lover. However, near the end, the mask has become real.
  • Compelling Voice: Her power, though it only works with an added touch. At the end of the film she commands Stryker first to put a gun to his chin, but stops short of making him shoot himself, instead saying "Turn around. Now walk until your feet bleed".
  • Death by Origin Story: Being Logan, a character who in the comics collects dead lovers and was unattached in the first three movies, it seemed she was doomed to die, and the film doesn't disappoint... at first. But when it's revealed he death was faked and their affair false, the trope seemed averted. But then it turns out she really loved him... so she was dead as a doornail by the end, and the now-amnesiac Wolverine didn't even know to cry over her corpse. Tragic in all the wrong ways.
  • Disposable Woman: Wolverine gets a love interest for the purposes of this trope - bonus points for her dying twice, once for fake and once for real!
  • Emotion Control: She could control people's minds. A major plot point was whether she used her powers to influence Wolverine's emotions or whether he was truly immune as a result of his own powers.
  • Faking the Dead: She conspires with William Stryker to win Logan's heart and then fake her death in exchange for her abducted sister's safety.
  • High Heel-Face Turn: One thing for sure is that she's not evil to begin with.
  • Hot Teacher: Works in a children school.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: forced to work for Stryker because her sister Emma is captured by Stryker.
  • The Lost Lenore: Inspires Logan to gain his Adamantium bonding.
  • The Mole: For her sister's sake...
  • Reverse Mole: ...but changed once Victor makes things worse.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Invoked when Victor kills her and leaves her for Logan to find; as Stryker hoped, her death inspires Logan to go through the adamantium-bonding process.

Later Members

    Yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike 

Yuriko Oyama / Lady Deathstrike

"What are you doing in here?"
Played By: Kelly Hu

Stryker: I used to think you were one of a kind, Wolverine. I was wrong.

A mutant that has a healing ability like Wolverine's, and is controlled by Stryker. She wields long adamantium fingernails.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her fingernails.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Halfway through her death scene, the mind-control serum wears off and Deathstrike is allowed a few tragic seconds of clarity to realize where she is and what's happened to her; the look on her face says it all.
    • Not Quite Dead: However in the video game adaptation X-Men: The Official Game, it is revealed that she had survived the overdose (though the console version offers no explanation for her survival, or how she managed to get the hardened adamantium out of her body, the DS version explains that she was recovered by the Silver Samurai (not the same character from The Wolverine) and most of her organs were replaced with artificial ones making her a cyborg like her comic counterpart), and proceeds to battle Wolverine two times in the game. It is also revealed that Lady Deathstrike was an agent of HYDRA and a student of Silver Samurai. She was sent to spy on Stryker, but instead was brainwashed into becoming his bodyguard. Lady Deathstrike's final battle with Wolverine ends when she is crushed under a pile of rubble.
  • Brainwashed: Mind-controlled by Stryker and she comes out of it for a brief moment in X2: X-Men United only for Stryker to forcibly reapply another dose of mind-control.
  • Dark Action Girl: Raven Hair, Ivory Skin, stoic, dark clothes, agile and literally sharp...
  • The Dragon: To Stryker.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Stryker has influence over many people, but Deathstrike can slice people with ease.
  • Dying as Yourself: She is kept under the control of the villain by use of a formula which periodically has to be renewed; as indicated by her eyes changing color. Under his control she has a fight to the death with Wolverine which ends when he runs her through—moments before the formula wears off. We see her eyes change and she looks at him before dying.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Wolverine, having an adamantium skeleton like he does and showing what he could have been if he hadn't escaped from Stryker.
  • Femme Fatalons: Fingernails, in fact.
  • Healing Factor: Necessary to get adamantium.
  • Ice Queen: Making her more intimidating.
  • Sexy Secretary: Even if the leather clothes aren't there while she's Stryker's assisant.
  • The Stoic: Barely changes expression or talks. Justified since she was being mind-controlled by Stryker.

    Jason Stryker / Mutant 143 

Jason Stryker / Mutant 143

"I've got my eye on you."
Played By: Michael Reid McKay & Keely Purvis

William Stryker's son. After his powers were discovered, he was sent to Xavier's school in an attempt to "cure" him - but Xavier was both unsuccessful and unwilling to see mutation as a disease. Returning home, Jason's relationship with his mother and father collapsed; according to Stryker, he came to believe that his parents were responsible for his "condition", and tormented them with nightmarish illusions - one such session ending with his mother attempting to bore the images from her head with a power-drill. Stryker ultimately lobotomized him to make him more pliable, and upon discovering that Jason's brain was also capable of secreting a mind-control serum, hooked him up to a pump in order to exact it. However, Xavier's mind is too strong for the fluid alone, however, and Jason is charged with using his powers to manipulate him into participating in Stryker's genocidal scheme.
  • Astral Projection: His mutant power allows him to do this, called as "telepathic illusion". With this power, he creates his mental projection in the form of a seemingly innocent little mutant girl who trick Xavier to kill all humans with Dark Cerebro.
  • Big Bad: In the tie-in video game for X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • Composite Character: He is a composite of three comics characters: Jason Wyngarde (a.k.a. Mastermind), from whom he gets his first name and powers; Reverend Stryker's unnamed mutant child from the God Loves, Man Kills graphic novel (though his name was eventually revealed to be Jason as well); and Professor X's autistic son David Haller (a.k.a. Legion), from whom he gets his mismatched eyes, multiple personalities, and insanity.
  • Creepy Child: He is a mutant with illusionist and mind probing powers who has been lobotomized by his father so that he follows his every word. When he tries to fool Charles Xavier into using Cerebro for him and Stryker, he creates a scenario in which he is represented as a young, slightly creepy girl who asks Xavier to look for all the mutants. The only thing letting on that they are one and the same is that they both share the same asymmetrical eyes. Also, his mental projection appears in the form of a creepy little mutant girl.
  • Cute Is Evil: His mental projection little girl is certainly this.
  • Dying Alone: In X2: X-Men United, he's left behind as Dark Cerebro collapses around him.
  • Evil Cripple: He Mind Raped his parents so severely that his mother took a power drill to her temple to get the images out. He was experimented on by his father, a mutant-phobe, and turned into a living Lotus-Eater Machine in a wheelchair in contrast to Charles Xavier, who is with the good guys. Jason is portrayed sympathetically, but his appearance is definitely intended to be creepy.
    • The tie-in video game seems to suggest he was not all that evil, the good side of his personality helping Nightcrawler defeat The Master Mold.
  • The Fake Cutie: His mental projection little girl presents him/herself as this to trick Xavier.
  • Genius Cripple: He is barely able to lift an eyebrow, but that's made up for by a very impressive mind - though his ability to think on his own has been almost lost thanks to the brain surgery.
  • Heel Realisation: In the comic adaptation, where Xavier helps him to realize his manipulation is the wrong way to gain his father's love.
  • Lean and Mean: Years spent being exploited by Stryker have left Jason painfully emaciated.
  • Literal Split Personality: In the video game, where his powers allow him to project an evil adult side and a good child side.
  • Master of Illusion: His power, most of which is expressed in crafting landscapes and scenarios for his victims to wander, though at one point he also creates an illusion of Xavier being able to walk again. Impressively, during the climax of X2: X-Men United, he's able to keep two different illusory scenarios running at the same time.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Thanks to the brain surgery, he's both very easily manipulated and childishly devoted to his abusive father - to the point that when Magneto catches up with him, all he needs to do in order to change Jason's mind is have Mystique transform into Stryker and give him a new set of orders. For good measure, within his illusions, he usually depicts himself as a child.
  • Red Right Hand: He has heterochromia, an easy way of recognizing the illusory depictions of himself.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the comic adaptation of X2: X-Men United, he actually lives whereas in the movie he's left for dead when the dam begins to collapse.
  • The Speechless: Physically unable to speak due to the current state of his body, leaving his "child self" to speak for him. In a deleted scene, he manages to weakly blurt out a few words while being mind-controlled into helping Xavier escaped, although this turns out to be yet another one of Jason's illusions.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Twice in a row! First, when Magneto manages to briefly shut down Cerebro - proving immune to Jason's attempts at manipulating him in the process. Secondly, when Storm uses a blizzard to break his hold over Xavier once and for all. In both situations, Jason can only express his terror through his illusions.
    • Mostly downplayed in the first case, as all his reaction to Magneto being immune to his powers is an annoyed look to Erik's helmet. (or maybe not, as he's not shown displaying any physical reactions until then and him actually expressing them speaks volumes)
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: One of Stryker's commands for Jason was "make me proud." In turn, Jason's illusory self can be heard whimpering, "He's going to be so mad at me!" when Storm disrupts his control of Xavier.
  • You Are Number Six: General Stryker had Jason lobotomized after lashing out against him and his wife. Since then, the General simply refers to him as "Mutant 143". When Professor X expresses his shock over it, asking why he'd do this to his own son, Stryker simply answers with: "No, Charles. My son is dead. Just like the rest of you."

    Staff Sergeant Lyman 

Staff Sergeant Lyman

Played By: Peter Wingfield

Soldier who commands Stryker's seconded Special Forces detachment.

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