Characters / X-Men Film Series: Brotherhood
aka: X-Men Film Series Brotherhood

Brotherhood of Mutants

A more radical group of mutants than those from the Xavier School, these mutants stand for a world where their kind reigns supreme and humanity acknowledges their superiority. Led by Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr, they are unafraid of using violence and conflict to achieve their goal of mutant domination.


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Founding Members

    Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 
See the Magneto page.

    Raven Darkhölme / Mystique 
See the Mystique page.

    Angel Salvadore / Angel 
See the Hellfire Club page.

    Emma Frost 
See the Hellfire Club page.

    Azazel 
See the Hellfire Club page.

    Janos Quested / Riptide  
See the Hellfire Club page.


Later Additions

    John Allerdyce / Pyro 

John Allerdyce / Pyro

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"You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? I'm the worst one."
Played By: Aaron Stanford & Alexander Burton

A friend of Bobby and Rogue, Pyro has anti-social tendencies because he is very angry at humans for how they treat the mutant community. He has the ability to control (although not create) fire. Magneto tells him that "You are a god amongst insects; never let anyone tell you any different."
  • Adaptational Nationality: The Australian Saint-John Allerdyce from the comics has been adapted to an American without the "Saint" in his given name.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name is changed from Saint-John Allerdyce to the Americanized John Allerdyce.
  • Age Lift: As with Iceman, he's closer in age to Cyclops, Jean, and Storm in the comics, but younger than them in the film.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Bobby Drake.
  • Ascended Extra: Had about 5 seconds of screen time in the first film, but then became a prominent character in both X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • Ax-Crazy: While flinging fireballs at the cops in X2: X-Men United, he has a grin on his face and is enjoying the mayhem that he's causing.
  • The Dragon: To Magneto in the third film.
  • Elemental Baggage: He can only control fire, not create it. He compensates for this by carrying a lighter around with him, and in the third movie, a kind of wrist mounted flamethrower.
  • Face–Heel Turn: X2: X-Men United shows him defecting to the Brotherhood, and the following one has him going full "fuck you, I'm evil!"
  • Jerkass: In X2: X-Men United, he is swayed by Magneto's words and starts falling into the dark side. He escalated the confrontation with the police by openly attacking them when the others were trying to resolve the situation peacefully—though to be fair, one of the cops had just shot Logan in the head.
  • Parental Abandonment: Judging by the sad and envious expression on his face when he stares at the Drake family photos in X2: X-Men United, it's strongly implied that John's parents have disowned him (or they died when he was very young).
  • Playing with Fire: He can't generate fire, but is immune to it and can direct and magnify any nearby fire. As such, he uses a lighter to create it when he needs to in the first two movies, and he gets a wrist mounted flamethrower in the third.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: In X2: X-Men United, the rebellious, Jerkass Pyro juxtaposes the rule-abiding, Nice Guy Iceman. At the museum's food court, John is being rude to a young man who asks to borrow his lighter, and Bobby tells his friend to knock it off, plainly disapproving of John's annoying behavior. When the police order the mutants to get on the ground, Drake immediately obeys, but Allerdyce attacks the officers with giant fire balls—though this is perhaps because Wolverine had just been shot in the head.
  • Smug Super: Loves having powers and being "better" than humans.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Completes his Face–Heel Turn when he lashes out in anger at a group of police officers who follow a false tip-off and believe that he's holding the Drakes hostage. Rather than protest his innocence, he decides to embrace the "evil mutant" image and fight back. To be fair, one of the cops shot Wolverine in the head.
    "You know all those 'dangerous mutants' you hear about on the news? (beat) I'm the worst one."
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Towards Professor X in X-Men: The Last Stand. This doesn't sit well with Magneto.
    Pyro: I would've killed the Professor if you had given me the chance.
    Magneto: Charles Xavier did more for mutants than you'll ever know. My single greatest regret is that that he had to die for our dream to live.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Not at all stated to what happened to him post X-Men: The Last Stand, either having been captured or killed.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no problem throwing a fireball at a female cop who has him at gunpoint.

    Victor Creed / Sabretooth 

Victor Creed / Sabretooth

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"When are you going to get it? We're not like them."
Played By: Tyler Mane & Liev Schreiber
Film Appearances: X-Men | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

"I'm not your friend. I'm an animal, who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over. And the beast is awake. And I will come for you without mercy, because it's my nature."

A mutant exhibiting feline-like features (such as sharp teeth and claw-like fingernails; he can also move with the agility of a sabretooth tiger) and a Healing Factor similar to Wolverine (though apparently less potent). Born in the mid-1800s, he and Logan are half-brothers (back when Logan went by his real name, James Howlett) and helped him escape after Logan's mutations emerged and he killed his biological father. He and Logan became soldiers throughout history but the constant combat turned Victor into a bloodthirsty sociopath.
  • All There in the Manual: The reason why Victor Creed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine doesn't seem to have connection with Sabretooth in X-Men is explained in tie-in comic: X2: X-Men United: The Movie Prequel: Wolverine. In this comic, it's revealed that Sabretooth survived his apparent death in X-Men and has been following Wolverine since the end of the first film. They fought and Wolverine defeated him, but he didn't kill Sabretooth when he noticed Sabretooth's dog tag on him that's very similar to Wolverine's. Questioning him on the matter, the Sabretooth responds that he has always possessed it. In order to find further answers, Wolverine offers to buy Sabretooth a few drinks at a local bar. At the bar, both Logan and Sabretooth share what they know about each other in order to shed light on their connected past. During this conversation, Sabretooth states that his real name is Victor Creed, and that prior to five years ago, his memory was mostly blank (implying that like Logan, his memory was wiped), save for nightmares of things he did on missions (most likely Team X's various missions). Victor also states that the reason he joined with and worked for Magneto was that the latter promised to help in disclosing his past.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Wolverine.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has a bloodlust that only mindless battle seems to satisfy.
  • Badass Beard: How else can he compare to Wolverine?
  • Badass Longcoat: He sports one in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
    Wraith: "I'm not Bradley, Victor. I'm not scared of your creepy black coat."
    Creed: "You should be. Dukes was."
  • Bash Brothers: He and Logan do this for the first fifteen minutes of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The opening sequence is a badass Montage through The American Civil War, WW1, WW2 and The Vietnam War! They also come back together briefly at the end, albeit for a mutual gain.
  • Beast Man: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine he has claw-like fingernails, fangs instead of canines, and by X-Men he's basically an animal.
  • Big Brother Bully: Once he's required to fight Logan in Origins.
  • Big Brother Instinct: For all his (many) flaws, he really loves his little brother Jimmy. It's best illustrated in the Civil War part of the opening montage, when Logan is shot and they are (at the time) unaware of their healing factors, Victor's expression says it all.
  • Blood Knight: Joins many wars for over a century only to keep his killer instincts satisfied. He enjoys being a warrior far too much to start a life of peace with James.
  • The Brute: To Magneto in X-Men.
  • Cain and Abel: Significantly more unhinged and murderous than his brother Logan.
  • Composite Character: X-Men Origins: Wolverine went along with the comic book's then (and rather compelling) implication of Dog Logan and Victor Creed/Sabretooth being the same individual, years later however, the comics show Dog and Sabretooth as not being the same person. Movie Victor also takes on Rose's role from the Origin comic as the person who helped Logan run away.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Victor: [after Wolverine pops his new claws in front of him for the first time] Ooh. Shiny.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Wolverine.
  • Evil Is Bigger: In X-Men, as Tyler Mane is 6' 9" (2.06 m). In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, not so much as Liev Schrieber is only 3 cm taller than Hugh Jackman.
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: He gets a good one in X-Men Origins: Wolverine as both he and Logan are facing a firing squad. Subverted in that he knows he isn't going to die, so it's more of a mocking one liner.
    Victor Creed: Wake me when it's over.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Which he pairs with his Psychotic Smirk.
  • Genius Bruiser: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
  • Giant Mook: In X-Men.
  • Healing Factor: Although if Stryker is to be believed, it is not as effective as Logan's (which is why he can't undergo adamantium augmentation). It does allow him to live an unnaturally long life, however.
  • Hero Killer: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he murders about 80% of the cast. His resume includes: Wolverine's Only Friend John Wraith, Wade Wilson (though Stryker somewhat brings him back brainwashed), Silverfox, twice. Bradley and finally Blob (at least that's what's implied by his dialogue with Wraith). Meaning the only main cast members he never killed were Wolverine, Gambit, Agent Zero and Stryker.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With his half-brother Logan for their childhood and most of their adult lives, up until Logan leaves Team X.
  • I Am a Monster: In one of the trailers for X-Men Origins: Wolverine which features him uttering this chilling line.
    Sabertooth: I'm not your friend...I'm an animal, who dreamed he was a man. But the dream is over...and the beast is awake. And I will come for you, because it's my nature.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Liev Schrieber version.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: As Storm has the unpleasure to find out.
  • One-Man Army: Strong and sharp enough to take down whole squads.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as Weapon XI is about to decapitate Logan, he is tackled away by Victor Creed. "Nobody kills you but me!"
  • Psycho for Hire: Once he leaves Team X.
  • Psychotic Smirk: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he likes giving these.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he somehow can find his former teammates to kill them.
  • The Sociopath: It's clear that he enjoys making people suffer. He does however have a genuine connection to his little brother Logan until it fell apart later on.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Considering his attempted rape of a local during Vietnam, as well as the implied killing of civilians while firing from a helicopter during the same war.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: In X-Men, all his lines are no louder than a whisper.
  • Super Strength: Is strong enough to lift trees and physically stronger than Wolverine and thus demolishes him in direct combat. To defeat him Wolverine had to make full use of his superior skills, quick thinking and the boost that his adamantium skeleton gives him.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Liev Schrieber's portrayal.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He's one the few purely evil members of the Brotherhood unlike the others who are simply Well Intentioned Extremists.
  • The Vietnam Vet: The Vietnam conflict is when he noticeably gives in to his Blood Knight tendencies and attempts to rape a local.
  • We Used to Be Friends: X-Men Origins: Wolverine details the relationship between him and James Howlett (Wolverine), who are half-brothers. They were Bash Brothers to the very end until his sociopathy went off the deep end and caused James to lose his connection with him.
    • He also kills his old teammates.
  • Wolverine Claws: On his fingernails, instead of knuckles.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He wanted to cause Storm enough pain so that she would scream, but he failed twice.
  • Yandere: About a sibling relationship and not lovers, but it fits pretty well.
  • You Have Failed Me: Gets a non-fatal one in X-Men when Magneto puts him "in the doghouse" by locking him in a cell after Sabretooth fails to recapture Senator Kelly.

    Mortimer Toynbee / Toad 

Mortimer Toynbee / Toad

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"Don't you people ever die?"
Played By: Ray Park & Evan Jonigkeit
Film Appearances: X-Men | X-Men Origins: Wolverinenote  | X-Men: Days of Future Past

A very agile fighter with a menacing streak and a long, prehensile tongue, who can also spit a slimy substance onto others.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He is a short, ugly little hunchback in the comics. In X-Men, he's played by Ray Park with some very half-hearted attempts at uglying him up. However, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the younger Toad has many more noticeable bumps and wrinkles on his face.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, he was originally conceived as a deformed, sniveling hunchback who served as The Igor to Magneto. His super power was he could hop... really high because of having very low-grade super-strength, concentrated in his legs. However in X-Men, stuntman Ray Park played him as a wisecracking martial artist with wall-crawling abilities and a tongue that he could use as a whip, thus making him more capable of holding his own in a fight with other heroes. Also, he could spit slime projectiles. Then again, considering that Ray Park once played as that red-skinned badass Sith, his badassery has to be expected.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin has a greenish hue.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He possesses some toad-like traits, such as an Overly Long Tongue and being able to hop from one place to another at distances which are far greater than what a regular human can achieve.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: He subdues Cyclops in the train station by grabbing his visor, causing a distraction when Cyclops winds up blowing a hole in the ceiling and having him shut his eyes to stop the beam.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one in the train station scene when he ambushes Cyclops.
  • Bag of Kidnapping: Put Rogue in one and is shown carrying the bag as the Brotherhood leaves the train station.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: The irises are so big they look black from a distance.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "Weren't you meant to bring someone back with you?"
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a mohawk in his youth.
  • Divide and Conquer: His strategy in the museum. His opening move is to knock out Cyclops and lock him up while kicking Jean and Storm away from one another. Then he throws Storm with his tongue before toying with Jean and spitting gunk in her face before beating the shit out of Storm.

    Cain Marko / Juggernaut 

Cain Marko / Juggernaut

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"Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!"
Played By: Vinnie Jones
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

A criminal recruited by the Brotherhood after being rescued from a prison truck, Juggernaut is incredibly strong, fast, and once he gains momentum, he is almost unstoppable.

    Jamie Madrox / Multiple Man 

James "Jamie" Madrox / Multiple Man

Played By: Eric Dane
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

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Mystique: This guy robbed several banks...at the same time.

A mutant and a thief recruited by the Brotherhood in a prison truck, Madrox has the power to create an infinite number of copies of himself.

    Dark Phoenix 
Back when she was a little girl, Jean Grey was visited by both Erik Lehnsherr and Charles Xavier, both wanting to learn to her the use of her powers for their respective goals.

Fearing that Jean could not control her vast psychic powers, Charles Xavier put psychic blocks around her subconscious mind to keep Jean's abilities in check. As a result while growing up, Jean developed a dual personality - one being her usual self and the other her vastly strong, powerful, and uninhibited side that called itself the Phoenix Force, which emerged when she was angry or enraged.

In X-Men: The Last Stand, after apparently killed Cyclops and Professor X with her newly strengthened and enhanced telekinesis due to cannot control her power or herself, she joined Magneto's brotherhood. As she senses the Phoenix taking over, she asks Wolverine twice to kill her. The second time, the request is fulfilled.

For more about her, see the X-Men (Original Timeline) page.

The Omegas

The group of mutant outcasts who allied with Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants.

    Callisto 

Callisto

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"You're so proud of being a mutant, where's your mark?"
Played By: Dania Ramirez
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

The leader of the Omegas, who possesses enhanced acute senses that can detect mutants and their powers, and superhuman speed.

  • Composite Character: She merges the powers of the comic characters Caliban and Quicksilver. Her leadership role and personality (which isn't all that fleshed out in the movie, but overall it's pretty consistent with the comics) are the only traces of the comics' Callisto.
  • Dark Action Girl: Basically Magneto's replacement for Mystique.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Storm gets a rivalry with her, fighting her on two occasions. However, this has less to do with them both being female than a nod to their complex relationship in the comics.

    Quill / Kid Omega 

Quill / Kid Omega

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"Do we look like we need your help?"
Played By: Ken Leung
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

A mutant who can eject spikes from his body, most notably his face.
  • Deadly Hug: He kills Dr. Rao by hugging her and then extending his spikes.
  • Joke Character: See his picture? That's his sole power. Can't even fire them off as projectiles. He can only kill people if he can manage to hug them first. This is especially true considering he's on the same team with people like Magneto and Dark Phoenix.
  • Knight Templar: Like the rest of the Omegas.
  • Mauve Shirt: Lasts quite a bit, kills one character and almost does so with a second.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He genuinely think he's threatening to Magneto at the gathering of mutants when he extends his quills. His sole kill in X-Men: The Last Stand is killing a single, crying woman by giving her a hug then extending his quills. Then he gets killed in an action that could be charitably called an afterthought.
  • Spikes of Doom: In a porcupine way.
  • Tattooed Crook: Like most Omegas, he has many tattoos.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: His only kill in X-Men: The Last Stand was Kavita Rao (the scientist who developed the mutant "cure") whom he hugged, then deployed his quills.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like the other Omegas, who want mutant rights but have crossed the line into mutant superiority.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He gives a Deadly Hug to Dr. Kavita Rao.

    Phillipa Sontag / Arclight 

Phillipa Sontag / Arclight

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Played By: Omahyra Mota
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

A mutant with the ability to emit enormous shockwaves upon clasping her hands.

    Psylocke 

Psylocke

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Played By: Meiling Melançon
Film Appearances: X-Men: The Last Stand

A telepathic member of the Omegas.

For tropes applying to Psylocke in the new timeline established by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the Other Mutants (New Timeline) page.

  • Adaptational Villainy: She is associated with the X-Men in the comics, but in X-Men: The Last Stand, she appears members of Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants.
    • Oddly, this character might not be intended to be Psylocke initially. In fact, her actress originally thought she potrayed Revanche / Kwannon. According to screenwriter Zack Penn, "There was some switching of character names later in production, and I'm not exactly sure how Psylocke got thrown into the mix." So it is assumed by fans that the character was intended to be Revanche and could be called Revanche in later movies.
  • Demoted to Extra: Usually has a fair amount of input on the plot in the comics.
  • Knight Templar: Like the other Omegas.
  • Mauve Shirt: Appears for a bit, though mostly in the background, before turning into Ludicrous Gibs.
  • Not Quite Dead: However, the novelization confirms that she survived Phoenix's attack by transporting through the shadows in the hallway.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like the other Omegas, who want mutant rights but have crossed the line into mutant superiority.


Alternative Title(s): X-Men Film Series Brotherhood

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