Characters that have appeared in X-Force
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The original first X-Force series
Nathan Summers / Cable
. Samuel Guthrie / Cannonball
See New MutantsNeena Thurman / Domino
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's absolutely horrifying when threatened. You do NOT want to get on her bad side.
- Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: Domino has the power to alter probability, and prefers to use that ability in conjunction with firearms. She can thus perform outstandingly improbable trick-shots, including multiple-ricochet bulls-eyes against moving targets.
- Bond One-Liner
- Born Lucky
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Domino has probability altering powers, but she mainly relies on her marksmanship and hand-to-hand abilities.
- Cloning Blues: A rare case of this being an Averted Trope. She's surprisingly well-adjusted (by X-Men Standards, which isn't saying much)
- Dark and Troubled Past: Bred as a weapon, failed as a bodyguard to her eventual husband and was then captured and tortured by Bastion's sentinels. She handles it better than somebody like Iron Man or Ms. Marvel would.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has some overlap with Sad Clown and You Fight Like a Cow
- Dodge the Bullet
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Friendly Sniper: Despite being designed as a Nineties Anti-Hero, she's Fun Personified to her teammates after her original 90s Grim Dark incarnation. This is a Justified Trope as the original Domino was an impostor.
- Gun Fu: Domino, though her "luck" power also had a lot to do with it.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: As stated above, do NOT get on her bad side. While she's normally a reasonable mother figure, deciding to annoy her is a very, very bad idea. Deadpool manages to get under her skin more than anyone else.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She's able to hold her liquor better than anyone without a healing factor.
- Heroic Albino
- Improbable Aiming Skills
- Iron Woobie: Despite her husband being dead since before her introduction, Domino is frequently a case of, "Angst? What Angst??"
- The Lancer
- Likes Older Men: Has dated Wolverine and Cable.
- Nineties Anti-Hero
- Older Than They Look: Going by her backstory alone, she'd have to be at least 40. She doesn't look it. Even possibly aging backwards thanks to Comic-Book Time and Ret Cons
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Pragmatic Hero: Just because she's normally nice doesn't mean she won't shoot you in the face if you're a villain without any questions asked.
- Progressively Prettier: Started out looking worn out and emaciated, eventually became a candidate for Ms. Fanservice. It doesn't hurt that the original version with a man's hairline was really Copycat in disguise.
- Really Gets Around: Often combined with Romancing the Widow. So far she's managed to conquer Cable, Wolverine and Colossus. And Deadpool but he doesn't really count as a, "conquest" since he'll openly try to score with anyone or anything.
- Spy Catsuit
- Superhero Packing Heat
- Super Reflexes
- Tykebomb: She was bred as a product of Weapon X. She later grew up to be a member of the X-Men.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's terrified of chickens.
- Widow Woman
- Winds of Destiny, Change
Maria Callasantos / FeralTabitha 'Tabby' Smith
- Anything That Moves: Originally asexual, but has recently become "sexually curious about anything with a pulse."
- Awesome McCoolname
- Bi the Way: Since discovering sexuality, he has expressed no particular gender preference (see Anything That Moves above).
- Can Not Spit It Out: Sometimes starts to tell the truth about his apparent connection to Longshot, but usually stops himself or gets interrupted.
- Dual Wielding
- Facial Markings: He has a starburst-shaped marking on his right eye
- Gladiator Revolt: Was involved in the Cadre Alliance back on Mojoworld, which was fighting to overthrow Mojo V.
- Good Thing You Can Heal
- Half-Human Hybrid: He is the biological son of Dazzler, a human mutant, and Longshot, an Artificial Human who also happens to be genetically based on Shatterstar himself, due to a Stable Time Loop.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Rictor for years, to the point where it eventually became Ho Yay. Then they were given a Relationship Upgrade and the "heterosexual" part got tossed out the window.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice He's been known to run himself through with his swords in order to get an opponent coming at him behind.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Because otherwise there's no real reason for him to have one.
- Kid from the Future: Comes from the future of Mojoworld, but is in fact the son of Dazzler and Longshot, neither of whom remembers his birth because he wiped their memories of it.
- My Own Grampa: Now officially gives the Summers family a run for their money when it comes to Time Travel tangled origin stories.
- Manly Gay: Almost to the point of Testosterone Poisoning.
- Nineties Anti-Hero: Originally a standard bearer for the genre, complete with impractically long hair, lots of pouches and padded headgear, and lots and lots of swords. Although when he reappeared in X-Factor he had abandoned the long braids and taken to wearing what could be seen as very hip, but plausible street clothes and his weapons were usually concealed.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Was raised specifically to be a gladiator.
- Red-Headed Hero: While the length of his hair has changed dramatically over the past twenty years, he's always been a redhead, or at least very strawberry-blond.
- Refugee from TV Land: Comes from Mojoworld, where television is life; tends to say things like "May you have many spinoffs." Also offended by the fact that actors on Earth that perform fighting roles often lack genuine combat skills since on Mojoworld all the "shows" are real.
- Smug Super
- Take That: His bisexuality, and Marvel's insistence on its remaining canon, seems to be an open dig on creator Liefeld's own aversion to gay characters.
- Thinking Up Portals: Shatterstar can create X-shaped portals through space, time and into other dimensions by focusing energy through his swords. He also needs an "anchor" to help him do this, which is a person with whom he has a special relationship. Thus far he has been able to use Rictor and Layla Miller (both of whom he has slept with), as well as Longshot (who is both a partial clone of him, as well as being his biological father).
- Vibro Weapon: His seldom-used mutant power is to generate vibrations from his body, turning his swords into these. At one point it was revealed that the oddest of his swords, which has two side-by-side blades, was designed to somehow convert this power into a Sword Beam. The number of times he has actually used this power on-panel, however, can be counted on both hands.
- What Is This Thing You Call Love?: He was brought up to be a killing machine, to have no sense of emotional connections with people. Most of his character growth since his first appearance has been about learning all about human emotions.
See X-FactorJames Proudstar / Warpath
See New MutantsTheresa Cassidy / Siryn / BansheeRoberto da Costa / Sunspot
See New MutantsJulio Richter / Rictor
See X-FactorDanielle Moonstar / Mirage
See New MutantsJesse Aaronson / BedlamPete Wisdom
See New MutantsRisque
Vanessa Carlysle / CopycatWade Wilson / Deadpool
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Risque is more remembered for her death motivating Domino to take on John Sublime in New X-Men over anything she actually did in X-Force.
- Bloody Murder: His powers are weaponizing other people's blood by making them bleed then igniting the oxygen in the exposed blood. Or cutting himself and making his own blood explode after bleeding on them.
- Facial Markings
- Fad Super
- Half-Human Hybrid: He is a half-human, half-Shi'ar
- Long Lost Sibling: Heavily implied to have been the third Summers brother... Word of God, however, says that he's just the fourth, and a half-brother at that.
- Nineties Anti-Hero: He had long hair, a backwards baseball cap, and his power was to make his blood explode so he had to cut himself in battle. Oh, and technically, his full name is "Adam X the X-Treme".
- Recently when he turned up in Utopia crossover, his nineties look was toned down by getting rid of his spiky costume and many blades. However, his backwards baseball cap and long hair still remained and he swears more than the other rioters.
- Scary Impractical Armor
- Xtreme Kool Letterz
Tamara Kurtz / DragonessMichael Mc Cain / ForearmKamikazeReaper
- The Big Bad
- Cain and Abel
- Cloning Blues
- Evil Twin To Cable
- Red Herring: Upon his introduction, it was implied that Stryfe might somehow be Cable, since they have the same face, and were talking about their knowledge of the future while using the same Catch Phrases. It wasn't until later that we learned the real reason for these similarities.
- Scary Impractical Armor: Stryfe wore a suit of armour that looked like it was made out of blades, giving many readers the impression that he'd decapitate himself if he ever shrugged his shoulders. To say nothing of the
- Spikes of Villainy: He wears a spiky armoured costume
- Split at Birth: Stryfe was created as a clone of the infant Cable who was severely infected with techno-organic virus and would make him as a perfect copy in case the original dies. Unfortunately, he was then kidnapped and raised by the evil Apocalypse.
- Tangled Family Tree
- Villainous Legacy: After Stryfe is defeated, it turns out that he has left behind a virus that spreads through humans and kills those with the x-gene, devastating mutantkind for years. Appropriately, it is referred to as the Legacy virus, a name given because Stryfe was constantly ranting about legacies.
StrobeSumoHeather Tucker / Tempo
- Artificial Limbs
- Butt Monkey: Poor Reaper always loses his limbs at every fight and getting artificial limb replacements.
- For the Evulz: Reaper enjoys his terrorist work, looking as it's more fun than as a job.
- The Paralyzer: Reaper can paralyze his foes by touching them from contact through his skin or scythe before finishing them off but with his artificial limbs, it has less effect.
- Sinister Scythe
Kristina Anderson / Thumbelina
- Heel-Face Revolving Door: Although she was allied with MLF, she once seemed to see error in those ways and tried to retire to a normal life. However in Messiah Complex crossover, she reappeared as a villain again when she joined the Acolytes led by Exodus. And in the end, she moved to Utopia and began to work with the X-Men, fighting both Empath and Selene's army.
- Time Master: Tempo can manipulate time, though only in her immediate vicinity. Most often she slows or stops her opponents or speeds herself or her teammates.
- The reason for the range limit is that she actually just alters people's perception of time...which utterly fails during a fight with X-Factor because Quicksilver's perception is so fast he barely notices the difference.
Richard Gill / WildsideZero
- Big Sister Instinct: When she heard that her brother (Slab from Nasty Boys) was taken into custody by X-Factor, she went on a mission with her team to bust him out of prison and scolded her brother for getting himself captured.
- Incredible Shrinking Woman
- Wrench Wench: Subverted, she is a fat lady who uses her shrinking powers to fix mechanical objects and is rarely sent out to the field.
X-Statix (the second X-Force series)
Tike Alicar / Anarchist
Mickey Tork / Bloke
- Angry Black Man: More obvious after the death of the Spike; lampshaded when he describes himself as having "irrational feelings of race-guilt".
- The Artifact: Fears this during the Spike's tenor on the team, as he's sure it signs his death warrant.
- Bloody Murder: Sort of, in that his powers stem from his acidic sweat, which he can use to project powerful acidic force beams.
- Boy Meets Ghoul: Begins a loose relationship with Dead Girl.
- But Not Too Black: He struggles with the idea that he's not a "real" black man because he's adopted and was raised by white parents.
- The Glasses Come Off: Immediately before his death.
- The Lancer: Every element of his design and personality was specifically crafted to fit into this image.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Designed to resemble Dennis Rodman in both appearance and personality
- Out, Damned Spot!: Tike has a handwashing compulsion that gets worse during his period as official team leader.
- Sunglasses at Night: While it's never addressed, he is always seen wearing his shades, even in flashbacks to his childhood and in the shower. The implication that they're prescription is fairly strong.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Quits the team to do a road show in the first arc of X-Statix.
- Bury Your Gays: A parody version, at least.
- Captain Ethnic: Every gay stereotype you can imagine rolled up into one
- Manly Gay: An avid bodybuilder and an especially brutal vigilante
- Retirony: Before the new X-Force's first mission he has a romantic get together with his boyfriend and it's established that he's the only member of the team in a relationship. He dies very soon afterward.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Died on his first mission
- Bad Boss
- Big Bad: Of the first arc of the series.
- Broken Pedestal: When he tries to get Edie to kill Guy and it's revealed that he killed all the previous team as a publicity stunt.
- Dirty Old Man
- Laser-Guided Karma: He's killed by Edie not long after he tried to rape her paralyzed body, with the same gun he tried to set Guy up to die with.
- Red Right Hand: He has a missing arm (which apparently used to be superpowered) and red eyes.
- Starter Villain
Robbie Rodriguez / El Guapo
- Intelligible Unintelligible: One page actually provides a translation from the symbols he speaks in to English letters. For the most part, it's still accurate even in Doop's modern appearances.
- Noodle Incident: Doop's history before joining the team is occasionally hinted at but never really explored. Suffice it to say, he knows Wolverine well enough that Wolvie knows Doop-speak.
- Really Gets Around
- Suddenly Sexuality: Revealed to be bisexual in a comic issue after the main run.
- Wing Ding Lish: However, it has been claimed that Doop's dialogue is in a wingding font known as "Roswell Wreckage".
Henrietta HunterArnie Lundberg / the Mysterious Fan BoyGuy Smith / Orphan, aka Mister Sensitive
- Canon Immigrant: In canon itself, no less.
- Companion Cube: He talks to his skateboard when nobody else is around, and even has arguments with it that sometimes get physical. Whether he's out of his mind and doing it himself or the board is partially sentient is never established.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Received probably the single most unceremonious death of any member of the team.
- Latin Lover: With a name that means "the handsome one"...
- New Meat: After joining the team he has his own mini arc about getting used to it
- Totally Radical
William Robert Reilly / Phat
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is a purplish pink
- Death Seeker: Has a secret death wish, if his daily game of Russian Roulette is any indication.
- He stopped this after he started dating Edie, only to pick it up again after her death.
- Disability Superpower: In an interesting use of the trope, the Orphan's senses are so strong that they're extremely debilitating.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Is hit with this really hard after Edie dies, and it's the focus of the following arc, the first one of X-Statix.
- Meaningful Rename: After his first mission, which involved reuniting a child with his parents, he changed his codename to "the Orphan" so he'd never forget his roots. He kept the name even after discovering his parents had been alive the whole time, partially on the advice of his publicist. After the Henrietta Hunter debacle, he changed it back to Mr. Sensitive.
- Parental Abandonment: When they discovered he was a mutant. Worse, they topped it off by burning their house down with him inside. And he was 3 years old at the time.
- Reincarnation Romance: parodied in the Dead Girl miniseries: we find Guy initially searching for Edie in Heaven, but later find out that they already resumed their love affair there and that she dumped him because she wasn't ready to make an eternal commitment.
- Super Senses: The Orphan's powers, exaggerated to the point of deconstruction.
Saint AnnaSpike FreemanDarian Elliot / the SpikeEdith "Edie" Sawyer / U-Go GirlVenus Dee Milo
- Armoured Closet Gay: After claiming he was never really gay and that was just a phase he was going through; somehow this caused his powers to become unreliable/disappear almost entirely until he told the truth and permanently came out.
- Body Horror: When he's full of gunk
- Does Not Like Shoes: Often goes barefoot to use his powers more effectively.
- Faux Yay: Myles and Phat until they realise that they both really are gay.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dies shielding everyone else from the bomb implanted in Mister Code's body.
- Multiple-Choice Past: When Phat first appears, he had a happy upper-class upbringing and is only pretending to have been a hard-luck gangbanger. When his parents appear a second time, they really are white trash (although it's possible they might be acting as well).
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Specifically meant to resemble Eminem.
- Rubber Man
- Shock Value Relationship: Vivisector and Phat's relationship started as a publicity stunt, and they eventually decided that while they are both gay, that's all it was and they were never really attracted to each other.
- Stout Strength: His powers are that he can fill up his body with extradimensional gunk, causing it to balloon to grotesque proportions and increasing his strength exponentially
- White Gangbangers: Phat deliberately crafted this image around himself as a ploy to gain X-Force membership; he's actually from a very wealthy family.
Myles Alfred / Vivisector
- Can't Have Sex, Ever: Because she doesn't really have a body. Then Professor X shows her a special suit he had made in case she ever wanted a relationship to go in that direction.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Nowhere to be seen or even mentioned in the Dead Girl miniseries, which involved the Orphan in the afterlife still pining after U-Go Girl.
- Death by Origin Story: Subverted as usual: when her powers first manifested she accidentally teleported her family away to an unknown fate and she was terrified that she killed them or sent them to a hell-dimension, but when she finally finds them in another dimension they've been having a perfectly OK time.
- Detached Sleeves
- Energy Being
- Invisible Anatomy: Her upper arms and legs
- Senseless Sacrifice: Gives up her chance of surviving the final battle in an attempt to save Guy and Tike. It doesn't work.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Considered one within the canon itself, especially by fanboys like Arnie Lundberg
- Zettai Ryouiki
Sharon GinsbergSolomon O'SullivanWoodstock Schumaker / Lacuna
Bad GuyMister CodeThe Pitiful One
The 3rd X-Force series
James 'Logan' Howlett / Wolverine
See WolverineRahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane
See New MutantsLaura Kinney / X-23
See X-23James Proudstar / Warpath
See New MutantsWarren Kenneth Worthington III / Angel, Archangel
See X-Men: The Original TeamNeena Thurman / DominoJosh Foley / Elixir
A teenage boy who joined an anti-mutant group with the desire to be popular. The group attacks a team of teenage mutants from Xavier's and he discovers he has the power to heal during the fight. Rejected by his friends and family, he moves in at Xavier's and initially has a hard time fitting in. He has a controversial relationship with Wolfsbane, because he's technically underage. As he continued to study, his powers grew enormously, going from simple healing to genetic manipulation. He eventually turns his skin gold after being forced to heal himself. After a large group of students were killed by anti-mutant fanatics, he went mental and developed the power to create disease and kill people as well. Since then, he's been overwhelmed by his power and is starting to question the world at large. He has "mood skin" - when he's feeling calm, happy, or using his healing power his skin is gold, but when he's feeling angry, depressed or using his powers to do harm, his skin turns black.
On a side note, it's too damn bad he wasn't introduced early enough to be include in the X-Men action RPGs, since he's the only member of the X-Men ever to have dedicated healing as a power.Telford Porter / Vanisher
- Abusive Father: Wolfsbane's father helped a group of religious fanatics brainwash his daughter to be a programmed killer sent after her teammate Angel. However, the plan did not turn up well on him.
- Death by Irony: Reverand Craig falls victim to the psychological conditioning The Purifiers put Wolfsbane through, when they were only able to capture her because she was trying to "save" him.
- Eviler Than Thou
- Karmic Death Very.
- Offing the Offspring: Earlier on, he tried to kill his daughter Rahne (by chasing her down with a mob and burning her at the stake!) but fails when Moira rescued and adopted her.
- Sinister Minister
- Cool Mask: She wears her mask to cover her disfigured face
- She Who Fights Monsters
- Scars Are Forever: She allegedly started the group because of her hatred of mutants. This hatred stemmed from the fact that her daughter was born a mutant and her powers ended up killing herself and disfiguring Leper Queen's face.
She is X-23's handler in the Facility that created X-23 and assigns the clone to missions. Throughout Kimura's time as X-23's handler, she abused X-23, finding any excuse to bully her, regardless of whether X-23 failed or not.Eli BardSelene
Former and most prominent Black Queen of the Hellfire club, Selene has been around for quite some time and is actually the oldest mutant alive. She doubles as a superior sorceress, is incredibly powerful and very hard to kill. She singlehandedly exterminated the Externals and survived total molecular disintegration. Regal, vain and manipulative, she has recently resurfaced and maybe we'll see the full extent of her powers which has never been completely revealed.
- A Goddess Am I: Her recent surfacing gives this as her motivation.
- The Baroness
- Combo Platter Powers: She can animate objects plus suck people's life force to feed her youth and immortality (plus some minor Psychic Powers and Functional Magic, and various inconsistently enhanced physical abilities). Until she got upgraded; as of Chasing Hellfire, it's "turn into living shadow, plus absorb people entirely to feed her youth and immortality, as well as take on the form of victims."
- Immortality Immorality
- Of Corsets Sexy
- Lesbian Vampire: Perhaps it is just Claremont but trying to turn attractive teenage psychics into her deciples seems to be a particular hobby of hers.
- Manipulative Bitch: Even though she doesn't need to, she really enjoys toying with people's minds to get what she wants. A lot.
- Vain Sorceress
- The Vamp
See X-FactorClarice Ferguson / Blink
Suvik Senyaka / SenyakaKevin Ford / WitherLois London / Mortis
- Evil Twin: Became this to her Age of Apocalypse incarnation following her Face-Heel Turn. Ironically, not only is she the mainstream (albeit less used) version of her character, but she has never even encountered her other universe self as of yet.
- Face-Heel Turn: Recently, Blink was seen in the company of Selene. Her apparent death seems to have been retconned. Instead of accidentally killing herself she transported herself to a different location and her mutant power allowed her to arrive intact.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Before Generation X was founded, she sacrificed herself to destroy Harvest and was presumed dead until years later...
- Teleporters and Transporters
Cable and X-Force