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He appears as a {{Boss}} in the first ''X-Men'' game for the [[UsefulNotes/GameGear Sega Game Gear]].



* ActuallyADoombot: Though not a particularly convincing one -- a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant Selene robot]] appears as a boss in the 1992 video game ''VideoGame/SpiderManAndTheXMenInArcadesRevenge''.



He appears as a {{Boss}} in ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage'' and ''X-Men: [=GamesMaster's=] Legacy''.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage'' Shinobi's in-game bio describes him as a man who "uses his cruel cunning and total lack of mercy in his endless quest to strike down the X-Men, and Wolverine in particular". As anyone familiar with him knows, the only thing Shinobi's ever strove to 'strike down' in canon was a bottle of wine.



* TheUnfavourite: Someone at Marvel must have ''really'' hated this guy. Not only was he written out of the story offscreen, he was killed offscreen! [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal too, no less.]]
** He was also very much the in-universe Unfavorite of his father, who pretty clearly considered him an unworthy successor.

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* TheUnfavourite: Someone at Marvel must have ''really'' hated this guy. Not only was he written out of the story offscreen, he was killed offscreen! [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal too, no less.]]
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]] He was also very much the in-universe Unfavorite of his father, who pretty clearly considered him an unworthy successor.successor and had no problem telling him so to his face.
* VehicularAssault: Not in the comics, but in the Sega Genesis game ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage'' he hops into the cockpit of a MiniMecha-sized tank thing to do battle with Wolverine.



He appears as a {{Boss}} in two of the three UsefulNotes/GameGear ''X-Men'' games and as the FinalBoss of ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage''.



She appears as a {{Boss}} in the 1995 UsefulNotes/GameGear game ''X-Men: [=GamesMaster's=] Legacy''.



** BlowYouAway: In ''[=GamesMaster's=] Legacy'' she attacks the player character with whirling tornadoes.



A mutant "omnipath" whose {{Telepathy}} is so advanced that he is constant contact with every mind on Earth simultaneously -- [[PowerIncontinence and he can't turn it off]]. To stave off GoMadFromTheRevelation, he joins forces with Selene to organize the Upstarts, and serves as the arbitrator of the DeadlyGame they play.

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A mutant "omnipath" whose {{Telepathy}} is so advanced that he is constant contact with every mind on Earth simultaneously -- [[PowerIncontinence and he can't turn it off]]. To stave off GoMadFromTheRevelation, he joins forces with Selene to organize the Upstarts, and serves as the arbitrator of the DeadlyGame they play. He provides the AntagonistTitle for the 1995 UsefulNotes/GameGear game ''X-Men: [=GamesMaster's=] Legacy'', though he [[TheGhost never appears]] in the game itself.

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-->"'No one important has cared about the Hellfire Club since TheEighties!'"
---> --'''Lance Hunter'''


-->"'No one important has cared about the Hellfire Club since TheEighties!'"
---> --'''Lance Hunter'''



The first wife of ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and a woman who was seemingly the spitting image of ComicBook/JeanGrey... because as it [[RetCon turned out]] she was actually Jean's clone. After being used as the BigBad for the ''Inferno'' event and being KilledOffForReal for several years, Madelyne was resurrected in the pages of the ''X-Man'' title, where she was brought into the Hellfire Club as Black Rook by Selene. Never a woman to let herself be used, Pryor turned the invitation to her own advantage, forging an alliance with Sebastian Shaw and leaving her former patron in the dust before departing the Club itself because it turns out that EveryoneHasStandards, even clones. (go figure, huh?)

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The first wife of ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and a woman who was seemingly the spitting image of ComicBook/JeanGrey... because as it [[RetCon turned out]] she was actually Jean's clone. After being used as the BigBad for the ''Inferno'' event and being KilledOffForReal for several years, Madelyne was resurrected in the pages of the ''X-Man'' title, where she was brought into the Hellfire Club as Black Rook by Selene. Never a woman to let herself be used, Pryor turned the invitation to her own advantage, forging an alliance with Sebastian Shaw and leaving her former patron in the dust before departing the Club itself because it turns out that EveryoneHasStandards, even clones. (go figure, huh?)
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He appears as a {{Boss}} in the first ''X-Men'' game for the [[UsefulNotes/GameGear Sega Game Gear]].



* ActuallyADoombot: Though not a particularly convincing one -- a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant Selene robot]] appears as a boss in the 1992 video game ''VideoGame/SpiderManAndTheXMenInArcadesRevenge''.




He appears as a {{Boss}} in ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage'' and ''X-Men: [=GamesMaster's=] Legacy''.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage'' Shinobi's in-game bio describes him as a man who "uses his cruel cunning and total lack of mercy in his endless quest to strike down the X-Men, and Wolverine in particular". As anyone familiar with him knows, the only thing Shinobi's ever strove to 'strike down' in canon was a bottle of wine.



* VehicularAssault: Not in the comics, but in the Sega Genesis game ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage'' he hops into the cockpit of a MiniMecha-sized tank thing to do battle with Wolverine.




He appears as a {{Boss}} in two of the three UsefulNotes/GameGear ''X-Men'' games and as the FinalBoss of ''Wolverine: Adamantium Rage''.




She appears as a {{Boss}} in the 1995 UsefulNotes/GameGear game ''X-Men: [=GamesMaster's=] Legacy''.



** BlowYouAway: In ''[=GamesMaster's=] Legacy'' she attacks the player character with whirling tornadoes.




He provides the AntagonistTitle for the 1995 UsefulNotes/GameGear game ''X-Men: [=GamesMaster's=] Legacy'', though he [[TheGhost never appears]] in the game itself.

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* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]]: Going hand-in-hand with ImmortalImmaturity, Selene is old enough to effectively view even Apocalypse as a young upstart, but strip away all of her power and she's basically just a really nasty overgrown teenager with a pathological love of corrupting others and being worshiped who can more often than not be driven into debilitating panic attacks or aimless raging meltdowns just by saying something that triggers her or touches a nerve.


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* StupidEvil: At her worst, she's this. She has the power, intellect, and connections to be a threat on par with Magneto and Apocalypse if she wanted to, but she is so obsessed with childish power games and petty TheCorrupter antics with people who will, at worst, go on a brief rampage before being taken down (never with any genuine heavy hitters) that "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" is honestly a very accurate summary of how her schemes tend to go. There is a reason why, despite having been an incredibly persistent and long-lived threat to the X-Men, she has only ''one'' real moment where they were forced to take her seriously and couldn't just wait for something to backfire or for her to have a VillainousBSOD or flip her shit and launch into a glorified tantrum because something didn't go her way or someone said something mean to her.


** [[spoiler:Even so, she recognizes Akrea as a being older than her and treats her with respect... right up until she leaves her for dead.]]

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** [[spoiler:Even so, she recognizes Akrea Arkea as a being older than her and treats her with respect... right up until she leaves her for dead.]]



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Resurrected by Akrea in ''X-Men'' (2013) series]].

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Resurrected by Akrea Arkea in ''X-Men'' (2013) series]].


* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:She was one of the many dead mutants who were resurrected by Selene's transmode virus during the 2009 Necrosha story and was seen fighting Namor on Utopia. Her present status is unclear]].

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:She She was one of the many dead mutants who were resurrected by Selene's transmode virus during the 2009 Necrosha story and was seen fighting Namor on Utopia. Her present status is unclear]].She lived for some years afterward, apparently, but was ultimately killed off again in the fifth volume of ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen''.



* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Unceremoniously killed off in the pages of Weapon X after several years of being MIA without any fanfare at all. She later got a ''second'' bridge dropped on her in the pages of ''UncannyXMen2018'', being brought back only to be killed offscreen '''yet again'''.

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Unceremoniously killed off in the pages of Weapon X after several years of being MIA without any fanfare at all. She later got a ''second'' bridge dropped on her in the pages of ''UncannyXMen2018'', ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen2018'', being brought back only to be killed offscreen '''yet again'''.


* PrivilegeMakesYouEvil: Sebastian Shaw doesn't have this excuse, since he worked RagsToRiches, but most of the Hellfire Club's other members, including Emma Frost, Donald Pierce, Selene, and ''especially'' the Upstarts had everything in their lives handed to them.

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* PrivilegeMakesYouEvil: Sebastian Shaw doesn't have this excuse, since he worked from RagsToRiches, but most of the Hellfire Club's other members, including Emma Frost, Donald Pierce, Selene, and ''especially'' the Upstarts had everything in their lives handed to them.



* AmnesiacVillainJoinsTheHeroes: After having his mind wiped by Emma Frost, an amnesiac Shaw wandered his way to Utopia and formed an OddFriendship with Hope Summers. It didn't last, sadly.



* CapitalismIsBad: His response to being welcomed into the leadership of the Eden-esque utopia of Krakoa is to start reciting off a laundry list of capitalist policies he likes and wants to introduce. He's immediately rebuked by Cypher, who speaks on behalf of Krakoa itself.



* CooperationGambit: His clear motive in joining up with Krakoa, as unlike HazyFeelTurn candidates like Exodus and Apocalypse, Shaw doesn't even bother pretending to have renounced any of his former beliefs. He's just doing what he's always done, signing up for what looks like the winning side, and everyone around him clearly knows it but tolerates it because he's a strong and forceful enough leader in the mutant community to merit a place at the table.



** Two decades later Sebastian met a second death at the hands of [[spoiler:Emma Frost]]. He showed up none the worse for wear in ''House of X'', and even shares a seat right next to his would-be murderer on Krakoa's 'Quiet Council'.



* LimitBreak: Averted. Being an Alpha-level mutant, Shaw is powerful, but there is a defined limit to his power. Unlike Vulcan, a similar energy absorber who can use EnergyAbsorption on an unlimited scale, Shaw has a limit to the amount of energy he can absorb, and once someone pushes him to that limit he has no way of breaking past it.



* BigBadWannabe: What she is in function most of the time, thanks to her EvilIsPetty nature detailed further below and her lack of fortitude compared to the more usual Big Bad-level characters like Magneto, Apocalypse, etc.



* PragmaticVillainy: Surprisingly enough given her monstrous ego, but Selene has enough self-interest to not let her pride get in the way of a good deal for her. This quality is what drove her to join the Hellfire Club in the first place, and decades later in the pages of ''House of X'' she swallowed her pride a second time and joined the massive new mutant nation of Krakoa, not because she has any faith in or passion for mutant solidarity, but because she's smart enough to sense which way the wind is blowing.



* DeathIsCheap: Killed by his father, brought back in ''Necrosha'', and died again by his own hand. He's dead as of 2019, but with death being a nonfactor as of ''House of X'' it's only a matter of time before Shinobi returns again.



* DrivenToSuicide: In the pages of ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen2018'' he's inexplicably brought back from the dead only to return himself to the grave because he'd rather die than kneel to Emma Frost.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: His brief revival in the 2018 UXM run was ignobly ended when he and Siena Blaze were killed offscreen by Sentinels.



* StatusQuoIsGod: Despite evolving into the Chronomancer during his final appearances, the reset button was hit for Fitzroy during his appearance in ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen2018''.



* ArchEnemy: Briefly used this way for ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} and ComicBook/RachelSummers.



* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Unceremoniously killed off in the pages of Weapon X after several years of being MIA without any fanfare at all.

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Unceremoniously killed off in the pages of Weapon X after several years of being MIA without any fanfare at all. She later got a ''second'' bridge dropped on her in the pages of ''UncannyXMen2018'', being brought back only to be killed offscreen '''yet again'''.



* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: It is ''strongly'' implied that Siena was the most powerful member of the Upstarts, despite being the youngest and least experienced of them. Even their leader Gamesmaster, who is himself a mutant omnipath with telepathy so advanced he is constantly connected to every mind on Earth, was once stated to be "frightened of the genie he let out of its bottle."

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* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: It is ''strongly'' was strongly implied that Siena was the most powerful member of the Upstarts, despite being the youngest and least experienced of them. Even their leader Gamesmaster, who is himself a mutant omnipath with telepathy so advanced he is constantly connected to every mind on Earth, was once stated to be "frightened of the genie he let out of its bottle."" Siena later proved it by holding her own against the likes of Rachel Summers, Comicbook/IllyanaRasputin, and even the ComicBook/SubMariner Namor.


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* VillainDecay: The Upstarts competition seems to be the only thing that Siena feels gives her life any purpose or meaning. After the Gamesmaster disbanded the group, she was seen still trying to keep the competition going, even though there was no one left to award her any points or any prize to claim with them. She was completely at a loose end until the group reformed, even though they fought without any teamwork against the X-Men.


* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The usual result of her TheCorrupter antics, and anything involving Selene will probably involve a case of this at some point.



* EvilIsPetty: Going hand-in-hand with ImmortalImmaturity, Selene is all too happy to waste her time on small-scale petty and vindictive acts and overgrown teenage mean girl antics. While she certainly has the power, intelligence, and connections to act on a far larger scale if she wanted to, she appears to be much happier engaging in DeadlyDecadentCourt power games, pointless [[TheCorruptor grooming of vulnerable young mutants]], and general petty cruelty.



* ImmortalImmaturity: She is older than written history itself, yet she has roughly the mentality and attitude of [[Series/GameOfThrones Cersei Lannister]]. Her almost pathological need to be worshipped, tendency to fly into destructive rages whenever things don't go her way or she feels slighted, emotional fragility and inordinate vulnerability to {{Villainous BSOD}}s whenever someone triggers her, and general proclivity for small-scale petty vindictiveness and vengefulness makes her come off as a really shitty, nasty, bratty teenage mean girl and makes it obvious that while she may have been ancient when even Apocalypse was young, her emotional growth came to a screeching halt in her early teens.

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* ImmortalImmaturity: She is older than written history itself, yet she has roughly the mentality and attitude of [[Series/GameOfThrones Cersei Lannister]]. Her almost pathological need to be worshipped, worshiped, tendency to fly into destructive rages whenever things don't go her way or she feels slighted, emotional fragility and inordinate vulnerability to {{Villainous BSOD}}s whenever someone triggers her, almost obsessive love of petty TheCorrupter and BrainwashedAndCrazy antics with people who cannot influence events in any meaningful way, and general proclivity for small-scale petty vindictiveness and vengefulness makes her come off as a really shitty, nasty, bratty teenage mean girl and makes it obvious that while she may have been ancient when even Apocalypse was young, her emotional growth came to a screeching halt in her early teens.


* ImmortalImmaturity: She is older than written history itself, yet she has roughly the mentality and attitude of [[Series/GameOfThrones Cersei Lannister]].

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* ImmortalImmaturity: She is older than written history itself, yet she has roughly the mentality and attitude of [[Series/GameOfThrones Cersei Lannister]]. Her almost pathological need to be worshipped, tendency to fly into destructive rages whenever things don't go her way or she feels slighted, emotional fragility and inordinate vulnerability to {{Villainous BSOD}}s whenever someone triggers her, and general proclivity for small-scale petty vindictiveness and vengefulness makes her come off as a really shitty, nasty, bratty teenage mean girl and makes it obvious that while she may have been ancient when even Apocalypse was young, her emotional growth came to a screeching halt in her early teens.


* AdaptationalWimp: The adaptational counterpart of Selene that appears in ''Film/DarkPhoenix'' is this, due to pretty much just being Selene InNameOnly.



** TransformationHorror: She's capable of inflicting this on others, as seen with the Roman senator Eliphas, who she transformed into the immortal Eli Bard as punishment for failing her.



* ForeignCultureFetish: She has a particular fondness for AncientRome, choosing to reside in a lost Roman colony for centuries. If you go by the Fabian Nicezia retcon, she even went so far as to ''create'' said "lost" Roman colony, which wasn't actually lost as she just brainwashed hundreds of random Europeans to make them think they were part of a lost Roman colony.



* InNameOnly: The version of Selene that appears in ''Dark Phoenix'' shares her name and gender, but aside from those paper-thin connections they're for all intents and purposes two completely different characters.



* KickTheDog: She once murdered a homeless guy who had befriended Rachel Summers, just ForTheEvulz.
* LaserGuidedTykebomb: The intended target of one, as the young mutant (and future ComicBook/NewWarrior) Firestar was actually recruited to the Hellions by Emma Frost with the express purpose of killing Selene.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Selene has a ''lot'' of powers, and being both a mutant and a practicing sorceress makes it tough to pin down what comes from her mutation and what's the result of her magic.



* MomentKiller: In a famous story, she very nearly murdered TheJuggernaut. Ironically, Juggy was saved by Wolverine, who started a bar fight between himself, Colossus and Juggs before Selene could finish seducing him.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Courage under fire is not Selene's strong suit. It takes a lot to get her under fire, mind, but the moment she thinks the tide's turned against her she usually doesn't hesitate to beat feet.
* SealedEvilInACan: After a failed alliance with Blackheart, Selene was trapped for a time in the catacombs beneath the Hellfire Club's headquarters.



* SolitarySorceress: Viewed as this by her External brethren, due to her not attending any of their gatherings.

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* SolitarySorceress: Viewed as this by her External brethren, due to her not attending any of their gatherings. To be fair, they ''do'' have something of a point, as she has spent most of her life in isolated settlements cut off from the outside world.

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[[folder:Holocaust]]
!!Holocaust
!!!William Rolfson
-> '''Debut:''' ''X-Men: Alpha'' #1 (1995)

--> ''I see that you are the sort of commander who understands that wars are not won in a single battle, Shaw. I'll... respect that. For now.''
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The time-displaced son of ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} from the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse. An associate of the Club rather than an actual member, Holocaust was tracked down by Sebastian Shaw after falling to Earth in a fearsome battle with Exodus of [[Characters/XMenAcolytes Magneto's Acolytes]]. Shaw built Holocaust a new containment suit in exchange for his service, but that service didn't last for long, as ComicBook/{{Onslaught}} soon arrived to make Holocaust a better offer.

See Characters/AgeOfApocalypse and Characters/XMenRoguesGalleryAToL for tropes on him.
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* CrazyPrepared: One quality about him that has to be given credit. He typically has multiple backup plans and prepares for contingencies such as his employees trying to shoot him (the guns didn't fire, because they were manufactured by his company and have a safety built in to never fire on him).


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* LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: While Kade fancies himself TheChessmaster, in truth his real specialty is this. Typically what he does is engineer a crisis, then go in and do what he wants while everyone's distracted by whatever's going on. He kills his father this way and gets some mileage out of it during his early feuding with the Jean Grey School, but eventually they get wise to his trick and saw him off at the knees.


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* NotWearingTights: Villainous version -- unlike the theatrically dressed Hellfire kings who came before him, Kade dresses simply, usually just wearing a polo shirt in some shade of red with the Hellfire Club's logo. This is presumably to highlight his practicality, but in practice it just makes his character design bland and forgettable.


* EvilCounterpart: Kade Kilgore's Hellfire Academy was this to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, and was introduced to the narrative purely to serve that purpose.



* {{Flanderization}}: Their connection to the Phoenix tends to be exaggerated in adaptations. Their counterparts in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' are focused solely on obtaining the Phoenix's power, while in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' they are an outright cult that worships the Phoenix as some kind of pagan deity.



* TokenGoodTeammate: Aside from the many members of the Hellfire Club who are just ordinary civilians, some of its upper-level members have been outright costumed heroes. British superheroes and their families in particular often inherit membership, as is the case with ComicBook/CaptainBritain, ComicBook/{{Psylocke}}, and ComicBook/UnionJack. Other notable heroic Hellfire Club members include original ''X-Men'' member Angel and his parents, ComicBook/IronMan and his father, Night Thrasher and Justice of the ComicBook/NewWarriors, Sunspot of ComicBook/XForce, ComicBook/RachelSummers, and most recently ComicBook/GenerationX's M.



-> '''Other Ranks:''' Queen of Crystal Heart, Black Queen, [[spoiler:Black King]]

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-> '''Other Ranks:''' Queen of Crystal Heart, Black Queen, [[spoiler:Black King]]King IV]]


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[[folder:Kade Kilgore]]
!!Black King III
!!!Kade Kilgore
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-> '''Debut:''' ''X-Men: Schism'' #1 (2011)

--> ''I told you it would work, didn't I? Kade Kilgore always delivers.''
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The [[InsufferableGenius insufferable]] pre-TeenGenius who took over the Hellfire Club at a point where no one else really wanted it. Only son of an ArmsDealer, he wasted no time in becoming a SelfMadeOrphan and taking over his father's business. From there he seized control of the Club and retooled it into an AcademyOfEvil, but after being defeated by the X-Men he fell out of favor. Currently still with the Club and even currently still their Black King, though the Hellfire Club's dwindled influence means no one really cares.
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* AcademyOfEvil: He follows in Emma Frost's footsteps by founding his own school dedicated to bringing up the next generation of mutants, though there is of course a catch.
* BigBadWannabe: He really, really ''wants'' to be a Big Bad in the vein of Sebastian Shaw before him, but never quite measures up.
* TheCorrupter: He was able to recruit several of the Jean Grey School's more morally grey students, including Kid Omega's flunkies, Husk, and Toad, into switching sides.
* EvilCounterpart: He's essentially an eviler version of Quentin Quire, lacking the latter's PsychicPowers but possessed of just as much genius and cranking the smuggery UpToEleven.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His story arc ended with him trying to shove Quire and his buddies into a Siege Perilous. Guess who actually ended up getting dragged through it?
* GunsAkimbo: Lacking in any powers, he tends to go at the X-Men like this. It ends about as well for him as you'd expect.
* InsufferableGenius: Somehow even more insufferable than Quentin Quire, and anyone familiar with that character ''knows'' that's a feat.
* KarmaHoudini: Hasn't faced any serious repercussions for his crimes to date.
* KickTheDog: He shot Broo in the head, reverting him to his [[AlwaysChaoticEvil baseline]] Brood nature.
* MugglesDoItBetter: He was able to beat freaking '''Magneto''' the first time they met. Sure, he had the element of surprise and a bottomless pit of gadgets to call on, but that's still impressive.
* PlayingBothSides: The catch to his Hellfire Academy is that his company is manufacturing Sentinels and by training new mutant supervillains he hopes to increase sales of his MechaMooks.
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: He's actually still around and still running the Hellfire Club, but the X-Men and every other mutant of importance left all have badder fish to fry than him. [[spoiler:Emma Frost has even laid claim to the Black King title, and since she actually killed Sebastian Shaw, her claim is much more legitimate than Kade's]].
* RunningGag: Like Quire and his shirts, Kade has a number of CrazyPrepared plans he activates with various self-congratulatory phrases such as "Big Daddy Kade" and "Kade for President".
* SelfMadeOrphan: Like Shinobi Shaw, he desired to become this. Unlike Shinobi, he was actually able to pull it off.
* SelfPlagiarism: He's barely even a character so much as he is a mishmash of other, better characters. He fuses Sebastian Shaw's Black King title and PlayingBothSides dealings with Emma Frost's AcademyOfEvil ambitions. Sprinkle in Shinobi Shaw's SelfMadeOrphan origin and Quentin Quire's SmugSnake gloating, and voila! You have Kade Kilgore.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He considers himself the Hellfire Club's new leader (and in practice actually is), but is only holding onto his position because the Club's surviving leaders have left the penny-ante world of the Club behind for higher-stakes tables and don't even know or care that he exists.
* SmugSnake: Put it this way: he makes ''Quentin Quire'' look like a model of humility and kindness.
* TheTeamNormal: Aside from Donald Pierce, he's one of the only members of the Hellfire Club that's just a baseline human.
* VilerNewVillain: Kade is essentially to Quentin Quire what ComicBook/{{Carnage}} is to ComicBook/{{Venom}}.
* TheWorfEffect: Inflicted this on Magneto to establish his bonafides as a new ''X-Men'' villain.


* {{Fanservice}}: Apparently a mandatory requirement of any-and-all women with the Club -- members, staffers, servants -- [[MsFanservice is to dress as Fanservice]]. The men, though, not required at all; which is for the better, considering how most of them look anyway.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Apparently a mandatory requirement of any-and-all women with the Club -- members, staffers, servants -- [[MsFanservice is to dress as Fanservice]]. The men, though, not required at all; which is for the better, [[FanDisservice considering how most of them look anyway.anyway]].



* ATwinkleInTheSky: He was once thrown so hard by Nimrod that he actually went into low orbit. Fortunately for him, Harry Leland was able to bring him back down before he suffocated.



* ComicBookFantasyCasting: His appearance was modeled after Creator/OrsonWelles while his name is take from ''Harry'' Lime of ''Film/TheThirdMan'' and Jed Leland from ''Film/CitizenKane''.
* CurbStompBattle: He crushed Wolverine -- ''literally'' -- in their first battle, increasing the weight of the clawed Canuck until the floor gave out under him, sending Wolvie crashing down into the sewers.

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* ComicBookFantasyCasting: His appearance was modeled after Creator/OrsonWelles while his name is take from ''Harry'' Harry Lime of ''Film/TheThirdMan'' and Jed Leland from ''Film/CitizenKane''.
* CurbStompBattle: He crushed Wolverine -- ''literally'' quite literally -- in their first battle, increasing the weight of the clawed Canuck until the floor gave out under him, sending Wolvie crashing down into the sewers.



* GravityIsAHarshMistress: As both Wolverine, Colossus, and even Nimrod learned in their battles with him.



* GravitySucks: He was able to pull Sebastian Shaw out of orbit (after Shaw had been thrown there by Nimrod) and bring him crashing back down onto the super-Sentinel.
* HollywoodHeartAttack: Had an ultimately fatal one.



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* LegacyCharacter: When Kade Kilgore briefly took over the Hellfire Club, one of the Club members that showed up to his coronation was named Wolfgang Von Roehm. Who this man is and what relation he is to Friedrich is unknown, as he was [[TheGhost never shown]].



* BitchInSheepsClothing: She put up a good front of caring what the kids of Generation X thought during her time as their headmistress and they liked her up to the point where she revealed herself to be a murderous supervillain.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: She put up a good front of caring what the kids of Generation X thought during her time as their headmistress and they liked her up to the point where she revealed herself to be a murderous supervillain.supervillain and tried killing them all.



* CainAndAbel: She's very nearly the perfect Cain, being the firstborn daughter her broke her back trying to please her parents onto to come up short to her younger sibling and became murderous resentful of them.

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* CainAndAbel: She's very nearly the perfect Cain, being the firstborn daughter her who broke her back trying to please her parents onto to come up short to her younger sibling and became murderous murderously resentful of them.



* DeadlyTrainingArea: She used the X-Men's Danger Room to trap the Generation X students in a simulation recreating Trevor Fitzroy's attack on the Hellions.



* SanitySlippage: Honestly, Adrienne had a pretty good deal going with Emma and the Academy the first go-round. She was in a position of authority Emma couldn't dismiss her from easily, was winding the kids of Gen X around her little fingers, and wasn't hurting for money to the point that she had to join the Hellfire Club and go full cackling supervillain. The only explanation for burning everything she'd built for a dozen issues is this.

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* SanitySlippage: Honestly, Adrienne had a pretty good deal going with Emma and the Academy the first go-round. She was in a position of authority Emma couldn't dismiss her from easily, was winding the kids of Gen X around her little fingers, and wasn't hurting for money to the point that she had to join the Hellfire Club and go full cackling supervillain. The only explanation for burning everything she'd built for a dozen issues is this. Later her sanity slipped further and she just went full scorched earth (almost literally even, as she went so far as to plant bombs around the Academy).


* {{Fanservice}}: Apparently a mandatory requirement of [[MsFanservice any-and-all women with the Club]] -- members, staffers, servants -- is to dress as such. The men, though, not required at all; which is for the better, considering how most of them look anyway.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Apparently a mandatory requirement of [[MsFanservice any-and-all women with the Club]] Club -- members, staffers, servants -- [[MsFanservice is to dress as such.Fanservice]]. The men, though, not required at all; which is for the better, considering how most of them look anyway.

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