Characters / X-Men: Other Teams
aka: X-Men Other Teams

Force, Factor, Men, it does get so confusing. Let me elucidate. X-Force does things with an overabundance of testosterone. X-Factor, a modicum of humor.
Beast, laying out the state of things in The '90s

The X-Men have various spinoff and sister team helmed by other mutants.

  • The most prominent and steady one is the "Junior X-Men" team, which has gone through many name-changes (New Mutants, Generation X, New X-Men, and the Young X-Men) but retains the mission of preparing teenage mutants for the hardships mutants must go through, and gives them the training they need to defend themselves and become X-Men in the future if they wish. These teams have to have a very high mortality rate, as the writers usually employ a shotgun strategy of introducing new characters - tossing out a ton of them at a time and killing off anyone who doesn't become popular. This leads to even more angst and survivor's guilt for the remaining members of the teenage teams. Only a few members graduate to the actual X-Men, with the rest killed off, depowered, or sent into comic book limbo. Because of this, these series have a very high reader turnover rate.

  • X-Factor started out as an undercover team of the original five X-Men members pretending to hunt down mutants, while secretly protecting them and aiding them. In the '90s, X-Factor more or less became a team of X-Men working for the government; this ended up going badly. Eventually a couple of members of that team got back together with some other C-list mutants to become became X-Factor Investigations, led by Multiple Man - who are superhero detectives for hire.

  • When the Dark Age hit, the New Mutants got grimdarked into X-Force, a paramilitary team with big guns, bigger shoulder pads, and questionable anatomy. Eventually X-Force went back to more character-focused stories before being given a Darker and Edgier Re Tool again and then being killed off. That was when things got interesting. Another team who bought the X-force name to use as a superhero team based on reality television, back when that hadn't been run into the ground yet. They had to change to X-Statix when the real X-Force was forced to come out of the shadows and admit they weren't dead after all, so the name was not up for grabs like they'd thought in the first place. X-Statix was a rather strange series where the team members died, a lot. Nowadays X-Force is back as the X-Men's black ops team, while the original New Mutants are back together under that name. And when that X-Force was disbanded, Wolverine and Angel decided to keep it as an unofficial mutant death-squad as the Uncanny X-Force. Confusing enough?

Other teams include:
  • Exiles, a group of dimension-hopping mutants out to help the multiverse - sort of like Sliders meets X-Men
  • Excalibur: Britain's super-team. Not quite an X-Men team, but traditionally shares a few members.note 
  • X-Treme X-Men: A short-lived splinter group that acted more internationally, traveling the world, wandering the earth looking for adventure.
  • Alpha Flight: Canada's national superteam. Extremely prone to infighting. The only team afiliated with the X-Men to constantly have a majority of non-mutant members, but more likely to have mutants than most non-X-Men teams. Tends to go through a lot of Conspiracy Redemption, since the Marvel version of Canada leans towards evil, racism, and fascism for some reason.
  • The Starjammers, a team of heroic Space Pirates who pop up occasionally when one of the X-series is doing a space opera story. Their leader, Corsair is Cyclops's long-lost dad.

More characters from New Mutants, X-Force, X-Factor and Excalibur can be found in those character sheets...

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Santo Vacarro / Rockslide

An Italian-American teenager with a body made up of living rocks that he can shoot from his body and re-form from any rock. Loves being a superhero and idolizes similar heroes like the Thing and loves wrestling. Started out as a bully, but evolved into a good-natured loudmouth who likes to jokingly insult his friends.

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Twice - once against Magick, and once against the Hulk (who literally ripped him apart)
  • Goal in Life: He wants to become a World-Class wrestling champion.
  • Golem: Santo's power upgrade makes him somewhat similar to this.
  • Hidden Depths: He enjoys watching murder-mystery television shows, and playing Dance Dance Revolution.
  • Like Brother and Sister (or brother and brother): Rockslide has jokingly hit on Anole. Anole has threatened to start dating women if he ever means it. There are slight hints of the standard gender set-up with him and Pixie.
  • Rocket Punch: Lost power.
  • True Companions: Loyalty plays a very important part of his life, particularly to Hellion, Dust, Pixie, and Anole.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Rockslide treats everyone this way.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Literally! Every time he's shattered to bits, all he needs is time (and his teammates' help) to be put together and he's back fighting again.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: His replacement power when Rocket Punch wasn't cool enough.

Victor Borkowski / Anole

An American boy from a small town where mutants were accepted, he was sent to Xavier's when anti-mutant sentiment swept the nation. Has a mutation that gives him lizard and chameleon abilities - wall crawling, prehensile tongue, camouflage, agility, superstrength, and regeneration. Was originally supposed to be a minor gay character who killed himself, but the story was nixed to avoid controversy - anti-gay readers would have complained about the issue and pro-gay readers would have complained about another gay character introduced just to die. Grew in popularity from a minor character to a supporting character to a main character. Frequently shown to be one of the only kids at Xavier's with a level head.

Sooraya Qadir / Dust

A shy, spiritual, and moral Muslim girl who has the power to turn into a living sandstorm. She was discovered when slave traders captured her and she used her powers to flay them alive to escape. Sooraya is very sensitive and reserved, and usually serves as the moral center for any team she's on.

  • Big "NO!": Uttered this while witnessing Wither kill fellow teammate Onyxx.
  • Captain Ethnic: She's a well-developed character who averts several stereotypes associated with Muslims, but her power still is turning into a living sandstorm.
  • Deadly Dust Storm: Can turn into one.
  • Goal in Life: To find her Missing Mom, Mirah Qadir. In one comic, this became a plot point where Dust makes a deal with X-Men villan Kingmaker to fulfill her wish of finding her mother in return for doing a "favor". She later breaks the deal after learning Kingmaker wanted her to steal some biological weapons, which results in Dust's mother being relocated with no hope of being found again.
  • Harmful to Minors: She was targeted and kidnapped by slave traders due to her powers.
  • In the Hood: She wears a black abaya (cloak) along with a niqāb (a veil that covers the face) as part of Islamic tradition.
  • Missing Mom: In her backstory, she was separated from her mother, Mirah Qadir, when she was a child.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Hellion/X-23. In X-23 #1 when Hellion and X-23 are talking she comments that "they're beautiful".
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Subverted, in that she spends her spare time in the Middle-East fighting terrorism and religious extremists.

Josh Foley / Elixir

See X-Force

Megan Gwynn / Pixie

  • Badass Family: It was recently revealed that her father is non other than Jason Wyngarde, aka Mastermind meaning that Regan Wyngarde and Martinique Jason, Lady Mastermind and the second Mastermind respectively are her sisters.
  • Breakout Character: Even after her team's title got cancelled, she kept making regular appearances elsewhere, until she got her own miniseries. Its only a matter of time before she gets her own ongoing. She's also notably the first Academy X: New X-Men character, besides X-23, to get anything more than a cameo outside of comics, due to being a very plot-relevant character in X-Men: Destiny.
  • Covert Pervert: Pixie's crush on Scott can sometimes be delightfuly not-Megan like.

Noriko Ashida / Surge

  • Berserk Button: Surge's isn't exactly a docile little girl to begin with, but hurt her friends or her (ex)boyfriend, and you'll definitely be trouble...
  • The Chainsof Commanding: Before M-Day, all a squad leader had to focus on was winning the school cup and keeping their teammates in line. After M-Day, there's the Purifiers and the Marauders and Bastion to worry about...Moreover, Nori wasn't even a team leader before the * $#@ started to hit the fan, finding herself saddled with the responsibilities of command when everyone and their grandmothers are going after the mutant race. Needless to say, it puts a strain on her.
  • Shock and Awe: Possesses electricity-based powers.
  • Why Am I Ticking?: In a recent arc of X-Force, Surge was injected with a modified strain of the Legacy Virus, causing her already difficult-to-control powers to go wild.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Somewhat of a subversion, Nori's natural hair colour is black, but after she got her powers, she simply couldn't resist throwing on the dye.

Kevin Ford / Wither

  • Face–Heel Turn: He pulled this after he met Selene and was brainwashed by her.

Julian Keller / Hellion

The son of rich parents who was sent to Xavier's so he'd use his psychokinetic powers more subtly, Julian was a spoiled brat with an air of superiority. He warmed up to Emma Frost because he reminded Emma of herself at that age. He chose his code name as a tribute to her dead students. He makes friends incredibly easy, because he's so charismatic. He had a relationship with Sofia aka Wind Dancer that ended badly when she lost her powers and left the school. Julian idolizes Magneto, but Magneto won't let him join him because he thinks Julian isn't ready. Has a rather...erm...interesting relationship with X-23.

  • Anti-Hero: Type II. He's a conceited sort of jerk, but that's also it. Beyond that he's not a bad person.
  • Butt Monkey: First, his friends were depowered on M-day and were blown up in a school bus right in front of him. During NXM he's been shot by the Purifiers, smacked around by Prodigy and Kimura, and shanked by Deathstrike. Then in Utopia he was sucker punched by Emma and then Daken proceeded beat him up. Then in X-Force, he was kidnapped by Leper Queen and was nearly blown up by the Legacy Virus and....then in his Hands get blown up by Nimrods. Then just when you think it's safe for Hellion, he then get's shanked from behind by Hellverine in X-23's ongoing...
  • Character Development: Mostly due to the hell going on around him, and his relationship with X-23.
    • It was the most awesome thing he has done, or will ever do in the future. Period.
      • You should see lay down all the pent up anger of loosing his hands when he demolishes Omega Sentinel
  • Expy: Hellion's personality is very similar to that of Pyro's from the X-Men movies.
  • Flanderization: As with Surge, after the cancellation of the title he typically only shows up whenever a story calls for a token douchebag.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a total Jerk Ass. And he dreams of being an X-Man. He was even voted 'Most likely to become an X-Man' in the yearbook.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: It's in there... somewhere... maaaaaybe...
    • Found it! Julian refuses to kill Magnificent Bitch Kimura, even though Laura insists he's the only one who can. Julian insists that they "Have to be better than them" and instead launches Kimura many, many, many miles away.
      • When Julian and Laura are shaking down Laura's contacts in the underworld so that they can find Mercury, a brief but funny Running Gag is him repeatedly stopping Laura from killing whoever it is they're interrogating. He even uses his powers to fly down and save a man who X-23 had thrown out a window. Made even funnier considering how Julian is so used to being the jackass, but now has to be the moral one. Laura does eventually listen, even punching a guy in the face without using her claws.
  • Important Haircut: To show his coming into maturity after returning from the rescue mission with X-23.
  • Jerk Ass: Originally. He got better, but then he went back again. Still not as bad as before, so he's now more of a...
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In Spider-Man and the X-Men #1, He points out that he is treated like a ticking time bomb when in fact he spent his entire superhero career proving that he is one of the good guys and lost his hand because of it. Spider-Man promptly webs his mouth.
  • Kick the Dog: Telling a homeless, pill-addicted (to control her powers) Surge to get lost BECAUSE she was homeless back when he was way more of a Jerkass.
  • Kiss-Kiss-Slap: With Sofia.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Not really, but he plays this trope when he wants sympathy.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: He had no problem pursuing Sofia, who was not stronger than him but resisted his affections, but initially disliked X-23, even giving her the oh-so-original nickname "clone".
    • Averted in how he eventually falls for Laura-something that really freaks him out. He even vents to his rival about how weirded out he is by the fact he "Can't stop thinking about a girl who literally scares him."
      • In Spider-Man and the X-men, Julian admitted he has a thing for "savagely powerful women". By the end of the mini-series he is seen dating Iara Dos Santos aka Shark Girl.
  • Psychic Powers
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: During his early days he often flaunted his money around to show how much better he was — and he often got away with it. Being Emma's favorite student helped, too. But then his parents disowned him so now he has no money and therefore cannot screw the rules
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: When Laura and Julian break into the Facility to save Mercury, Kimura (X-23's former handler) thinks Julian is Laura's boyfriend. In fact a lot of her enemies make this assumption.
    • Though it is subverted in how neither Laura nor Julian deny it, despite them not being a couple.
      • In X-23 #1 Rockslide calls X-23 his crazy girlfriend; which Hellion tells him not to call her that. Surge asks if he means "crazy" or "girlfriend". He doesn't reply. Though in issue #2 he call X-23 his best friend.
  • Ship Tease: And how! While he first finds X-23/Laura to be a total freak, she saves his life, and he in turn, keeps her from being eliminated (even though Frost told him to take her out first). It's not so much a Ship Tease anymore as it is an actual near-canon pairing. Laura's presence brings a new perspective into his life, leading to a very notable deflating of his ego, while Laura becomes less robotic and begins to experience more complex emotion. But, that ship is sunk in issue 19 with X-23 clearly telling Hellion that she no longer has feelings for him.

Cessily Kincaid / Mercury

  • Shipperon Deck: Ships Hellion/X-23. After she learns that X-23 has developed feelings for Hellion after their battle with Nimrod, Cessily and Laura go to a coffee shop to talk about it and Cessily gives off the impression that the two would be good for one another.

  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Mercury forms blades, maces, and hammers among other things. At least once, she's also done a variant where she's acted as armor for another character.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In the aftermath of M-Day, she was upset that she kept her powers, rather than lost them. She has also stated that she does not need to eat, but does so anyway to feel normal.

The Stepford Cuckoos / Weapon XIV

  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: the remaining triplets: Celeste, Irma, and Phoebe, respectively. They're all natural blondes, but later Irma and Phoebe dyed their hair.
  • Creepy Twins: Or rather, quins, at least initially. There are five of them, they're all identical, and they're creepy enough to have been named for a bunch of famous fictional children.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Their initials were intended to spell "spice", as an Easter Egg. Unfortunately, this was never made explicit and one sister was left unnamed at the end of New X-Men. The next writer named her "Mindee". Her actual name was later revealed to be "Irma", restoring the acronym.
  • Psychic Link: The Cuckoos form a psychic gestalt, linking all their minds together to magnify their powers.
  • Tyke Bomb: Yeah, they're not exactly the most physically intimidating people around but they can still be considered super-soldiers/living weapons. They're actually one of the last elements of the Weapon Plus program, the same one that made Capain America and Wolverine.
  • Twin Telepathy: Formerly they were quintuplets but now there are remaining three of them since two of them had died.

Sofia Mantega / Wind Dancer

  • Blow You Away: Her powers over wind.
  • Put on a Bus: After losing her powers, she left Xavier's. She didn't even get a big send-off like the kids on the actual buses, she's just gone. Many fans are still spiteful, as she was almost immediately replaced by X-23 as Hellion's love interest.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Laurie aka Wallflower.

David Alleyne / Prodigy

  • Teen Genius: His power to know everything the people around him know, which gives him a ridiculously broad knowledge base.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Possessing the aptitude and intelligence of everyone nearby might sound impressive, but it's completely useless because the person who has that aptitude and intelligence in the first place is already right there.
    • Well, there were applications for it. However he lost that power. He did gain the collective knowledge of every X-Man and other character with extreme training he's ever met. So his power isn't as 'lame' anymore.

Joshua 'Jay' Guthrie / Icarus

  • Combo Platter Powers: Not only that he has flight and healing factor from his wings, he also has sound mimicry.
  • One Steve Limit: There are technically two Joshes in the New Mutants squad - Joshua Guthrie (Icarus) and Josh Foley (Elixir). However, earlier in Uncanny X-Men, Josh Guthrie decided to go by "Jay" because he feels that after his girlfriend died his old name should be left in his past too.
  • Winged Humanoid: Like Angel, he's a man with angelic wings.

Laurie Collins / Wallflower

  • Love Hurts: She was caught in the middle of a Love Triangle with Josh and Rahne.
  • Sacrificial Lion: She is the first really notable character to die in the Purifier attack, apparently taken out early because according to Nimrod's prediction of the future, she'd have defeated the entire Purifier force singlehandedly otherwise.

Nezhno Abidemi / Gentle

  • Blessed with Suck: The longer he uses his mutant power, it is more likely to put a massive strain on him which leads to seizures. Because of this, he is painted with vibranium tattoos adorning his body help to keep his powers in check.
  • Gentle Giant / The Big Guy: Subverted. He is actually a passive skinny boy who only uses his mutant powers which makes him become a towering muscular giant when necessary.
  • Meaningful Name: According to Word of God, Nezhno is Russian for "tenderly" or "gently". Abidemi is Yoruban for "born during father's absence".
  • Power Limiter: His vibranium tattoos.
  • Super Strength: Gentle has the ability to temporarily increase the muscle mass of his body to extreme levels. He can will himself to immediately grow and strengthen to the extent that he can lift at least 100 tons.

Ruth Aldine / Blindfold

  • Big Brother Bully: A particularly nasty one in Luca, who blamed her for everything bad that happened to him and tried to kill her more than once. He was also responsible for stealing half of his sister's powers and leaving her with a broken mind.
  • Blind Seer: Like the X-Men villain Destiny, she could use telepathy to sometimes psychically sense events when other telepaths apparently could not.
    • In the Necrosha storyline, Blindfold's precognitive abilities are neutralized while in the presence of the resurrected Destiny, another precog which is explained that this is because two precogs in close presence to one another "are like two magnets pressed together positive pole to positive pole" and will negatively effect one another's powers.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to her older brother Luca's Cain. It helps that Luca was also a Big Brother Bully.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Blindfold comes off like this thanks to her powers giving her a warped sense of time and casuality. It's later revealed to be the result of a psychic attack on her by her older brother Luca, who stole half of her powers and left her mind broken and incomplete, leaving her with her current personality.
    • However, since Luca's death, her mind seems to be completely restored.
  • Eyeless Face: When she removes her blindfold, it's revealed that she has no eyes or open eye sockets; instead she has skin covering the spots where her eyes should be. It's actually a part of her mutation.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her dad walked out when it was clear she was a mutant. Her mother died protecting her from older brother Luca, who tried to kill her.
  • Psychic Powers: In addition to precognition, she possesses telepathy, clairvoyance, and retrocognition. Later on she was revealed to have Astral Projection, telekinesis, chaos manipulation, among other things. Almost half of these powers were stolen by Luca, her older brother, which left her mind broken. After Luca's death, however, her powers were restored, which in turn restored her mind.
  • Verbal Tic: Blindfold is... hard to describe. Basically, as she's having a conversation with you, she sounds like she's giving yes-or-no answers to someone just off-screen (some of this is explained through her friendship with Cipher, who possesses invisibility powers). She also frequently injects words like "please", "you're welcome", "thank you", and "pardon" into her sentences.

Alani Ryan / Loa

  • Captain Ethnic: She is from Hawaii with a talent for surfing and her codename is named after a type of tropical worm, which moves the same way she does when she uses her powers.
  • Intangible Man: She could disintegrate matter by phasing through it.
  • Kid Sidekick: Became one for Namor, the Sub-Mariner, of all people.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Inherited an Atlantean amulet which allowed her to breath underwater. And support water pressure, apparently.

Ben Hamill / Match

  • Flaming Hair: Not just his hair, he also has a flaming head
  • The Chew Toy: He is constantly bullied by Rockslide who takes advantage of his fire powers by roasting his marshmallows over his flaming head.

Hope Abbott / Trance

  • Hair Decorations: She wears a pair of barrettes in her hair, one on each side of her head.
  • Hard Light: Whenever Trance goes into some kind of altered state of consciousness, she releases her astral form while her physical body is left behind.

Nicholas Gleason / Wolf Cub

Was first found by Chamber and Wolverine when two cyborgs killed his parents and attempted to kill him because of his wolf-like mutation.

  • Hair-Trigger Temper: he once nearly killed Havoc over a football dispute. Nick evetually gets better though.
  • Killed Off for Real: Murdered by Donald Pierce (disguised as Cyclops) during the Young X-Men finale.

Roxanne 'Roxy' Washington / Bling!

  • But Not Too Black: Though she is a black student, her skin complexion is either silver or purplish due to her mutation.
  • Captain Ethnic: Her codename and her rich background with famous rapper parents
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Her body is made up of diamond material which can produce and throw razor-sharp shards.

Sidney Green / Onyxx

  • Anti-Hero: Debatable. Either a disfigured, socially awkward, and confused type I, who nonetheless generally seems to treat his friends very well; or a potential rapist type V, going by some outspoken female readers.
  • Expy: He is almost an expy of Rockslide for having roughly the same powers (being giant rock men) and only a few strong physical differences (different colors, Onyxx has a helmet and is slightly bulkier, slightly different costumes).
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed by former X-Men Wither, who used his powers to make him disintegrate into nothing.

Jonas Graymalkin / Graymalkin

Professor Xavier's great, great, great, great etc. etc. grand-uncle from 200 years in the past. Was discovered kissing another boy by his father and buried alive on the property. This activated his mutation: superstrength, speed, durability, and no aging while in complete or semi-darkness. Was recently unearthed and joined the young X-Men. Suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and confusion over the world of the future. Anole has taken him under his wing.

  • Buried Alive: Was subjected to this by his own father after he was caught kissing a boy. Fortunately, he survived long enough to be unearthed years later, but the experience understandably left him with PTSD.
  • Bury Your Gays: His father's response to finding him with another boy was to curse him for being born and bury him alive.

Eric Gitter / Ink

A punk from the ghetto who discovered that whenever he got a tattoo, he'd get a new power based symbolically on whatever the tattoo depicts (wings make him fly, a hazard symbol on his hand makes him to make people violently ill with a touch). Discovered that the tattoo artist was the mutant rather than himself, making him one of very few X-Men to not be an actual mutant. Fell into a coma after using his powers to heal dying teammate Dust.

Alisa Tager / Cipher

  • Invisibility: Cipher's abilities include full spectrum invisibility and complete stealth, able to mask even her psychic imprint from most telepaths.
  • One Steve Limit: There are two 'Cyphers' in the comics, one is a guy with multi-lingual powers from the New Mutants who died years ago and is recently resurrected in Necrosha and the other is a girl with invisibility and phasing. Thankfully their codenames are changed with different spelling to avoid confusion with the readers.
  • Remember the New Guy: She is introduced in Young X-Men as not a new character but she is actually Secret Xavier Institute student known originally known only to Cyclops and Jean Grey. Eventually joined the training squad after assisting them behind the scenes for months.

Mark Sheppard / DJ

  • Bus Crash: More like Bus Explosion. DJ was among the students depowered by the Decimation event, and was in the process of being Put on a Bus when said bus exploded.
  • Kid-anova: Voted the class flirt. Even when he's dying after being blown up with the other depowered kids, Mark still takes the time to flirt with the recently-arrived X-23.
  • The Power of Rock: Literally. Mark's power ( before he lost it following House of M) was powered by music, giving him different abilities depending on what he was listening to. Classical music allowed him to create energy shields, Gospel lets him fly, and he can manipulate light when listening to dance music. Good ol' rock and roll? Energy blasts.


  • Always Chaotic Evil: A subversion — he's a member of the Brood, a race of monstrous alien parasites hated by almost every other intelligent species in the galaxy. And he's a reserved, polite, nerdy intellectual type (although he does have a very deeply repressed monstrous killing machine buried deep inside).
  • Nerd Glasses: Wears these from time to time.
  • Nice Guy: To just about everyone he meets.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He's intelligent enough to give Tony Stark a run for his money.

Genesis / Kid Apocalypse

Idie Okonkwo / Oya

Iara Dos Santos / Shark Girl

  • Animorphism: Her main ability is to turn into a shark, hence her name.

Trevor Hawkins / Eye Boy


See Kitty Pryde

Gabriel Cohuelo / Velocidad

  • Super Speed: He was originally thought to have this ability, but recent comics revealed this was actually the result of latent time manipulation; when he "runs", he actually slows down time to make it appear he is merely moving very fast.
  • Your Cheating Heart: He initially started a relationship with Hope Summers, but Hope later caught him kissing Pixie. Both girls were not happy with being played and rejected him.

Laurie Tromette / Transonic

  • Driven to Suicide: Attempted to do this to end the pain her mutation was causing her. If Hope Summers hadn't arrived, she would've succeeded.
  • I Owe You My Life: She felt this way towards Hope Summers after the girl's powers stabilized her mutations, allowing her to become a full-fledged mutant.
  • Painful Transformation: Her transformation into a mutant HURT. She started losing hair; her bones constantly shifted; and her skin turned blue, hard, and cold. She was in constant pain to the point of trying to kill herself to end it all.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Hope Summers, though this wavered somewhat during the events of the Schism storyline.

Teon Macik / Primal

Lin Li / Nature Girl

  • The Beastmaster: She is able to control and bond with all sorts of creatures, including the Bamfs, hellish imps who were imprinted with Nightcrawler's blood.
  • Talking to Plants: Another one of her powers.
  • The Voiceless: Hardly spoke a word in her first appearance.

Jia Jing / Sprite

  • Tuckerization: In-universe. Her codename originally belonged to Kitty Pride, but it was given to her by Wolverine, who was fond of Kitty, in honor of his "favorite X-Man".


A team of Science Heroes. Formed in order to save mutantkind after M-Day, the X-Club is the devoted science division of the X-Men. They usually stay off the front lines of the X-Men's battles to help from the sidelines. Most of their work has been concerned with the X-Gene, specifically, what makes it work, and how it originated. Unfortunately for the X-Club, most of their efforts have been fruitless, and they have already lost half their team members. However, they have proven popular enough to receive two one-shots, and a mini-series.

Dr. Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy/Beast

See X-Men: The Original Team.

James Bradley / Doctor Nemesis

  • Ascended Extra: Originally he was a comic book character in the 1940s as a Nazi hunter, recently he resurfaced in Uncanny X-Men grudgingly recruited by Beast into the science club hoping to undo the decimation.
  • Badass Labcoat: He always dresses appropriately for the below-mentioned "laboratory of violence".
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Kavita Rao.
  • Cool Mask: It's a surgical mask.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Explored in the X-Club arc in which he got a telepathic starfish attached to his head. While he remained as hamtastically obnoxious as ever, the starfish revealed his inner monologue, which was much nicer and friendlier.
  • Large Ham: He can be very... enthusiastic when it comes to science. Si Spurrier even as much as admitted to writing him like an unhinged Warren Ellis.
    Dr. Nemesis: Excuse me gentlemen. There is science to conduct... in the LABORATORY OF VIOLENCE.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: But a good guy all the same. He's just... enthusiastic about applying his science to villains.
  • Must Have Caffeine: To an increasingly ridiculous degree.
    Dr. Nemesis: I am cosmically sober. I am antidrunk. I may p-p-p-p-perish.
  • Nazi Hunter: One of his two favourite hobbies right next to saving lives. When he's first re-introduced he reveals that he spent sixty years hunting down one in particular.
  • Nice Hat: A classic 1940s fedora.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He was born in 1906 and participated in the creation of the original Human Torch.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Biscotti.
  • Tsundere: Even though he constantly pushes people away, he does like their friendship.

Madison Jeffries / Box

  • Almighty Janitor: Comparatively. Out of all the X-Club members he is the least scientifically minded and is often assigned the grunt-work of building and repairing. However, he's proven multiple times that he is more than capable of creating near-impossible machinery from scratch, as well as kick ass whenever he wants to.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a really sweet guy. Just don't threaten someone he cares about.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Luckily not anymore. However, just prior to joining the X-Club he spent two years brainwashed into building and operating a mutant death-camp. This did not do wonders for his mental health.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Comes off as strange because of his habits of talking to machines, as well as being somewhat introverted. Worsened in recent years to due to the death of his wife.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Notably he can manipulate glass and plastic in addition to metal.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Inverted with the towering wife Diamond Lil and the average-height Madison Jeffries.
  • No Social Skills: To a lesser agree, but still noticeable. An unfortunate side-effect of being brainwashed, locking himself away in the Yukon, and having a habit of talking to his machines more often than people.
  • One-Robot Army: Plenty capable of this though it was more common in his Alpha Flight days.
  • Retired Badass: Was this before recruited to join the X-Club. Still arguably semi-retired considering what he used to do in Alpha Flight.
  • Robosexual: He eventually entered a relationship with Danger; before that he had a minor disagreement with Karma as to what would qualify a robotic leg as "sexy".
  • Technopath: One of his main abilities is the ability to communicate with machines.
  • Transforming Mecha: When merged with the Boxbot. Notably, due to his powers he is able to manipulate the robot to take any form he can imagine to the point that it borders on Shapeshifting.

Dr. Kavita Rao

  • The Atoner: The fact that she researched, and developed, a mutant "cure" is what caused her to join the X-Club.
  • Badass Normal: The only non-mutant member on Utopia and she more than holds her own.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With James Bradley.
  • Bollywood Nerd: She is an Indian scientist who was working on a mutant "cure" in Astonishing X-Men. Later on, she became an ally when she was recruited into the science club created by Beast hoping to undo the Decimation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Enough to compete with Doctor Nemesis.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: She was introduced trying to "cure" mutation, which is usually something mad cackling villains attempt. In fact she was genuinely trying to help people, but from the X-Men's perspective she initially looked like a villain.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Upon discovering what S.W.O.R.D. had in mind for her cure.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Though the "extremist" part was not entirely her doing, she is often blamed for it and still suffers from guilt-related issues.


Dr. Yuriko Takiguchi

Regular human electronics expert. Later died of old age and was buried on Utopia. Honestly not very remarkable.

Elizabeth Braddock/Psylocke

See X-Men: '80s Members

Warren Kenneth Worthington III/Angel

See X-Men: The Original Team.


Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch

Magneto's long-lost daughter, believed to be dead and raised by gypsies with her twin brother, Quicksilver. When she grew into a young woman, a mob almost killed her after they learned of her ability to manipulate reality. Although good natured, she was indebted to Magneto when he saved her from the mob, and took her brother in to form the first Brotherhood of Mutants. After learning the truth about their parentage, Wanda and Pietro have pinballed back and forth between heroes and villains, though they usually retain good intentions in either form. Wanda herself became more and more insane as her powers quickly grew from causing minor bad luck to full-scale reality warping.

  • Anti-Hero: The Witch briefly entered type V territory. Then again she was a Cloudcuckoolander without true control of her actions at the time, so it could arguably simply be Type I at heart.
  • Doing In the Scientist / Doing In the Wizard: Writers continually flip flop between explaining her powers as being purely science-fiction based psychic mutation, magic, and magic created by mutation.
  • Truly Single Parent: Although the android Vision is credited as the father, Wanda really made Wiccan and Speed using nothing but her own abilities to create them... although somewhat ironically, she was not in fact single when it happened.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The breakdown that wiped out 90% of the mutant population? Turns out it never would have happened if she hadn't been dumped on so hard by life as an Avenger.



  • Bad Future: She, like Bishop, is from a post-apocalyptic future dominated by Sentinels.
  • But Not Too Black: She is an Aborigine mutant with blonde hair
  • Virtual Ghost: She died before Bishop came back in time, but he brought a holographic projection of her back with him.

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