YMMV / Exiles

  • First Installment Wins: What? They brought the series back in 2018? Huh. You wouldn't know it given how little attention its had.
  • 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:
  • 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 immediately.
  • 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.
    • Wolvie in the 2018 series. Sure, he's probably the most chipper out of the cast, but the fact that he's thrown into world of chaos without even knowing the concept of death (as seen in issue 3) might just break him.
    • Blink gets to meet Morph again in the 2018 series, but the time eaters end up destroying the world, and this time Morph isn't part of the Exiles team. He disintegrates alongside the rest of the world (minus the main cast). Blink doesn't handle it too well.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Despite the interesting possibilities it raised, Nocturne being the Scarlet Witch's daughter doesn't get any focus, ever, aside the occasional lip service.
    • Also, several of the original team had ties to a version of Apocalypse in their backstories. And yet, aside from briefly working with Holocaust, they never end up fighting an alternate universe Apocalypse.