YMMV: Exiles

  • Complete Monster: The Tony Stark from the first Weapon X arc, who manipulated the entire world just to put him in charge, causing war, famine and disaster along the way, and fully planned to abduct and experiment on the Inhumans just to make supersoldiers. His death at Sue Storm's hands is both satisfying, and disappointing given it didn't happen sooner.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Blink from Age of Apocalypse was finally brought back in this comic, due to fan demand.
    • Even further back, she was originally a character in the Phalanx Covenant crossover event that lead up to Generation X. Her main role there was to die before being brought back in Age of Apocalypse.
    • Morph has all but completely displaced the original 616 version of the character. It's no real shock that Morph and Blink are the only permanent members of the Exiles team.
  • Fridge Logic: Blink's nightmare about Sinister attacking her and her loved ones doesn't contain a single X-Man from her home universe. What does that say for how Clarice felt with them?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In an early issue, Morph proclaims Doctor Doom has, or is definitely thinking about, stealing Thor's hammer. In 2006, Doom did in fact try to lift Thor's hammer.
    • In Nocturne's home reality, Wolverine leads the X-Men, Professor X is dead and Cyclops is treated like a villain.
  • Iron Woobie: Blink comes from one of the worst possible realities out there, her family were killed in front of her, and she spent her childhood being experimented on. She spent most of her adolescence fighting a war, and she still has nightmares about Sinister returning to kill her friends. And then there's her relationship with Mimic.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Vi-Lock storyline is packed with this. But key points going to Forge infecting Blink via Orifice Invasion.
  • Seasonal Rot: A fair number of fans disliked Chris Claremont's run, especially how Psylocke was shoe-horned into the team, taking the leadership role away from Blink almost automatically. Psylocke couldn't take something that didn't belong to Blink at the time. Sabretooth was the Exiles leader, ever since the original series run, and it even involved him and Mimic butting heads over the fact.
  • Tearjerker: Sunfire's death, and Mimic's as well.
    • Mimic's breakdown, and violent murder of an alternate version of Namor.
    • Mimic's bedside confession to Blink, and the fact that just after she recovers, she leaves the team.
    • The "Nuff Said" issue is filled with these, in particular Sunfire and Blink's nightmares.