YMMV / Age of Apocalypse

  • Crack Pairing: Quicksilver & Storm, Gambit & Lila Cheney, Boliver Trask & Moira MacTaggart, Exodus & Dazzler... they really go all over the place with this. However, the more official ships are acknowledged, even if they go a bit differently in this universe. For example, Jean ends up with Wolverine, since Cyclops was never an X-Man and they never met until after the cross-over begins.
  • Complete Monster:
    • Apocalypse himself, having destroyed most of Asia and Russia and committed mass genocide in North America. The point of the cross-over is what Apocalypse would be able to do unchecked by Xavier's X-Men.
    • Dark Beast, the Evil Counterpart of the kind-hearted Hank (Beast) McCoy, is a Mad Scientist. Initially the Bastard Understudy of Mr. Sinister, Dark Beast earned a reputation as a sadistic monster in Apocalypse's concentration camps for his cruel experiments which tortured and killed many, giving him the nickname of "Beast," which he liked enough to mutate himself to better fit the moniker. When Dark Beast was brought to the X-Men's world he set about killing everyone the good Beast cared for that he could and continued his monstrous experiments on innocents. With his most heinous actions being to create a machine that fed off Hank's lifeforce while keeping him in unspeakable agony, in addition to his experiments on children, Dark Beast eventually attempted to foster a war between the X-Men and S.H.I.E.L.D.. When exposed and dying from experimenting on himself, Dark Beast attempted to initiate a bomb to take the X-Men with him simply out of spite.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Blink, though it still took her five years to cheat death and get a book.
  • Squick: Lots of examples.
    • One example stands out above all others. The Generation Next team member Vincent has the power to turn into a liquid or a gas (and maybe other things, the exact nature of his power is never explained). At one point, the GN kids are infiltrating a concentration camp. Husk gets inside by posing as a human prostitute hired by one of the camp bosses. She carries Vincent, in his liquid state, with her in a flask. After the camp boss blows her cover, he decides he wants a drink before he kills Husk, and drains the flask containing Vincent. Hilarity Ensues.
  • The Woobie: X-Man, aka Nate Grey.