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* BackFromTheDead: Sophie and Esme died relatively early in their history, and have since returned from the dead on a number of occasions, [[StatusQuoIsGod only to die again at the conclusion of the plot]]. [[spoiler:While they were ''meant'' to be KilledOffForReal in ''Comicbook/{{X 23}}'' #5, it's since been revealed that Sophie and Esme have been resurrected ''again'' by Krakoa as part of ''Comicbook/DawnOfX''.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: Sophie and Esme died relatively early in their history, and have since returned from the dead on a number of occasions, [[StatusQuoIsGod only to die again at the conclusion of the plot]]. [[spoiler:While they were ''meant'' to be KilledOffForReal in ''Comicbook/{{X 23}}'' #5, it's since been revealed that Sophie and Esme have been resurrected ''again'' by Krakoa as part of ''[[ComicBook/JonathanHickmansXMen House of X]]'' and ''Comicbook/DawnOfX''.]]


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* CatholicSchoolgirlsRule: When not in X-Men uniforms, they tend to wear schoolgirl outfits, mostly a plaid skirt, a shirt or blouse with suspenders and boots or leather shoes.


* PsychicPowers: The Stepford Cuckoos are powerful telepaths, who can combine their telepathic abilities to create an even more powerful hive-mind. Their telepathic powers include broadcasting and receiving thoughts, mind control, planting illusions, blasts of pure psionic energy, seeing through another person's eyes, and also are so powerful that they are one of the few people able to operate Cerebra.

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* PsychicPowers: The Stepford Cuckoos are powerful telepaths, who can combine their telepathic abilities to create an even more powerful hive-mind. Their telepathic powers include broadcasting and receiving thoughts, mind control, planting illusions, blasts of pure psionic energy, seeing through another person's eyes, and also are so powerful that they are one of the few people able to operate Cerebra. Additionally they have some level of telekinesis though they seldom use it.


* PartialTransformation: Unlike their genetic donor, Emma, they're capable of only partially assuming their diamond form as they wish.

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* PartialTransformation: Unlike their genetic donor, Emma, they're capable of only partially assuming their diamond form as they wish. They have since overcome this limitation and can fully assume a diamond form.



* TykeBomb: 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.

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* TykeBomb: Yeah, they're not exactly the most physically intimidating people around but they can still be considered super-soldiers/living weapons.SuperSoldier or LivingWeapon. They're actually one of the last elements of the Weapon Plus program, the same one that made Capain America and Wolverine.


The '''Stepford Cuckoos''', also known as the '''Three-in-One''' (formerly Five-in-One) are a set of Creator/MarvelComics characters created by Creator/GrantMorrison and Ethan Van Sciver, first appearing in ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' #118 (dated November 2001).

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The '''Stepford Cuckoos''', also known as the '''Three-in-One''' (formerly Five-in-One) or '''Five-in-One''', depending on how many are alive at the time, are a set of Creator/MarvelComics characters created by Creator/GrantMorrison and Ethan Van Sciver, first appearing in ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' #118 (dated November 2001).



As the genetic daughters of Emma Frost, they're a devastatingly powerful {{telepath}} {{hive mind}}, and have shown themselves to be worthy of hosting the Phoenix Force. Formerly known as the Five-in-One, the deaths of Esme and Sophie have weakened their shared power, but the Cuckoos remain a force to be reckoned with nonetheless.

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As the genetic daughters of Emma Frost, they're a devastatingly powerful {{telepath}} {{hive mind}}, and have shown themselves to be worthy of hosting the Phoenix Force. Formerly known as the Five-in-One, the deaths of Esme and Sophie have weakened their shared power, but the Cuckoos remain a force to be reckoned with nonetheless.
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: the remaining triplets: Celeste, Irma, and Phoebe, respectively. They're all natural blondes, but later Irma and Phoebe dyed their hair.

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* BackFromTheDead: Sophie and Esme died relatively early in their history, and have since returned from the dead on a number of occasions, [[StatusQuoIsGod only to die again at the conclusion of the plot]]. [[spoiler:While they were ''meant'' to be KilledOffForReal in ''Comicbook/{{X 23}}'' #5, it's since been revealed that Sophie and Esme have been resurrected ''again'' by Krakoa as part of ''Comicbook/DawnOfX''.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: the remaining The triplets: Celeste, Irma, and Phoebe, respectively.respectively, spent time as this under Creator/BrianMichaelBendis. They're all natural blondes, but later Irma and Phoebe dyed their hair. [[StatusQuoIsGod They eventually reverted back to their original appearances]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Esme was killed as a result of her own machinations.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Which name Irma goes by tends to be rather inconsistent since her proper name was never given when the girls were originally introduced. As a result, sometimes Mindee is treated like a name she gave herself, other times she only ever goes by her proper name. Sometimes Mindee ''is'' used as if it were her real name.



* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: The Three-in-One often wear various prep school inspired outfits despite the Academy having no official dress code.

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* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: The Three-in-One Cuckoos often wear various prep school inspired outfits despite the Academy having no official dress code.



* StatusQuoIsGod:
** For a time the Cuckoos were reduced from Five to Three-In-One, as Sophie and Esme were both killed as a result of Esme's machinations. Since then, the two sisters have been resurrected a number of times, only to die again as the plot concludes. [[spoiler:Sophie and Esme are back ''again'' in ''Comicbook/DawnOfX'', but it's anyone's guess whether it will stick this time.]]
** After a stretch as a BlondeBrunetteRedhead, Celeste, Irma, and Phoebe reverted to their original blonde appearance.



* TwinTelepathy: Formerly they were quintuplets but now there are remaining three of them since two of them died.

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* TwinTelepathy: Formerly they were quintuplets but now there The Cuckoos are remaining three a telepathic HiveMind, which amplifies their powers. They feel incomplete whenever one or more of their number is missing, to the point of taking extreme measures (including pulling a GrandTheftMe on Comicbook/{{X 23}}'s sister) to get one of them since two of them died.back.


* ''Series/{{The Gifted|2017}}'' (2017 -- present), portrayed by Creator/SkylerSamuels

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* ''Series/{{The Gifted|2017}}'' (2017 -- present), 2019), portrayed by Creator/SkylerSamuels


Introduced as a mutant quartet comprised of Celeste, Esme, Irma, Phoebe, and Sophie, as The Cuckoos are genetically-engineered clones of ComicBook/EmmaFrost. Conceived as "Weapon XIV", they were an attempt to create a mass-killing weapon against mutantkind, specifically through telepathic assault.

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Introduced as a mutant quartet quintet comprised of Celeste, Esme, Irma, Phoebe, and Sophie, as The Cuckoos are genetically-engineered clones of ComicBook/EmmaFrost. Conceived as "Weapon XIV", they were an attempt to create a mass-killing weapon against mutantkind, specifically through telepathic assault.


* CainAndAbel: Sophie and Esme, respectively. Sophie was the most unambiguously heroic of the five, while Esme was the most overtly villainous.

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* CainAndAbel: Sophie Esme and Esme, Sophie, respectively. Sophie was the most unambiguously heroic of the five, while Esme was the most overtly villainous. Phoebe, Mindee, and Celeste are more generally in the middle, though leaning towards "good."



* ManipulativeBitch: Esme was the most manipulative of the sisters. Emma herself even lampshades it when she notes that Esme was the Cuckoo who was most like her.



* YoungerThanTheyLook

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* YoungerThanTheyLookYoungerThanTheyLook: The Cuckoos were artificially aged to their current state.

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* CainAndAbel: Sophie and Esme, respectively. Sophie was the most unambiguously heroic of the five, while Esme was the most overtly villainous.


* EmotionlessGirl: A part of their creepiness is their general emotional distance as a gestalt. Their diamond form also dampens their emotions until they're completely gone.



* HiveMind

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* HiveMindHiveMind: Their whole thing is being an "[X]-in-One", bolstering their mental abilities by pooling their powers.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: It's revealed there's actually thousands of them. The majority of them end up destroyed however, leaving only [[StatusQuoIsGod the ones already introduced]].
* PartialTransformation: Unlike their genetic donor, Emma, they're capable of only partially assuming their diamond form as they wish.


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* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: As a part of their purpose as weapons against the Phoenix they can turn their hearts into unfeeling diamond to seal slivers of it away within themselves.


* ShoutOut: Of ''course'' a group of creepily affectless, powerful psychic girls are named as ''Literatuere/TheStepfordWives'' + ''Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos''.

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* ShoutOut: Of ''course'' a group of creepily affectless, powerful psychic girls are named as ''Literatuere/TheStepfordWives'' ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' + ''Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos''.

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* ShoutOut: Of ''course'' a group of creepily affectless, powerful psychic girls are named as ''Literatuere/TheStepfordWives'' + ''Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos''.


* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: The Three-in-One often wear various school uniform outfits despite the Academy having no official dress code.

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* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: The Three-in-One often wear various prep school uniform inspired outfits despite the Academy having no official dress code.

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* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: The Three-in-One often wear various school uniform outfits despite the Academy having no official dress code.


Introduced as a mutant quartet comprised of Celeste, Esme, Irma, Phoebe, and Sophie, as The Cuckoos are genetically-engineered clones of Creator/EmmaFrost. Conceived as "Weapon XIV", they were an attempt to create a mass-killing weapon against mutantkind, specifically through telepathic assault.

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Introduced as a mutant quartet comprised of Celeste, Esme, Irma, Phoebe, and Sophie, as The Cuckoos are genetically-engineered clones of Creator/EmmaFrost.ComicBook/EmmaFrost. Conceived as "Weapon XIV", they were an attempt to create a mass-killing weapon against mutantkind, specifically through telepathic assault.


* BeatStillMyHeart: Done to him by Belasco. [[spoiler: He got better]]
* BrainySpecs[=/=]CoolShades: Prodigy wears a pair of custom-built Cyber Shades that function as a wireless broadband computer network.
* BroughtDownToNormal: For a while. Prodigy lost his powers after Decimation, but to an extent, regained them after Stepford Cuckoos restored his previous memories and skills.
* CombatClairvoyance: Prodigy is able to predict physical attacks directed at him, allowing him to easily avoid or counter them.
* DiscardAndDraw: Discard his powers, draw all combined benefits they ever gave him before.
* DrunkWithPower: His deep fear what would happen if his powers had no restraint.
* FutureMeScaresMe: Temporal block that made him lose all copied knowledge after some time was apparently subconscious, as he was deep inside afraid having all the combined knowledge without having to earn it would turn him into a despot.
* GenreSavvy: Started wearing bulletproof vest at one point, citing Doug's fate as a reason.
* HeartbrokenBadass: He TookALevelInBadass around the same time [[spoiler: Noriko broke his heart, trying to force him out of the team]].
* IKnowKungFu: Absorbed special forces training from Wolverine.
* TheLeader: Prodigy is a natural leader and strategist. His natural leadership skills have been enhanced through contact with various X-Men and his time as co-leader of the New Mutant Squadron.
* TheSmartGuy
* TookALevelInBadass: Once he regained all copied knowledge, he demonstrated it by breaking [[spoiler: Jullian's]] ribs with Israeli martial arts he learned from Shadowcat and Wolverine.
* TeenGenius: Prodigy is naturally intelligent. He completed college level courses while in high school, operates complicated technology, pilots the Blackbird, and built the Danger Cave, all without using his powers.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives one to Josh after [[spoiler: his romance with Rahne becomes public knowledge, breaking Laurie's heart]] and to Noriko after [[spoiler: she kisses Julian in front of him, hoping it will make him quit the team]].

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%%* AntiHero: Type III
* BeatStillMyHeart: Done to him by Belasco. [[spoiler: He got better]]
BlondeBrunetteRedhead: the remaining triplets: Celeste, Irma, and Phoebe, respectively. They're all natural blondes, but later Irma and Phoebe dyed their hair.
* BrainySpecs[=/=]CoolShades: Prodigy wears CloningBlues: Cloned from Emma Frost's ova cells while she lay in a pair of custom-built Cyber Shades that function as a wireless broadband computer network.coma after her Hellions were killed.
* BroughtDownToNormal: For a while. Prodigy lost his powers after Decimation, but CreepyTwins: Or rather, quints, 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 creepy children.
* FunWithAcronyms: Their initials were intended to spell "spice", as
an extent, regained them after EasterEgg. Unfortunately, this was never made explicit and one sister was left unnamed at the end of Comicbook/NewXMen. The next writer named her "Mindee". Her actual name was later revealed to be "Irma", restoring the acronym.
* HiveMind
* PsychicLink: The Cuckoos form a psychic gestalt, linking all their minds together to magnify their powers.
* PsychicPowers: The
Stepford Cuckoos restored his previous memories are powerful telepaths, who can combine their telepathic abilities to create an even more powerful hive-mind. Their telepathic powers include broadcasting and skills.
* CombatClairvoyance: Prodigy is
receiving thoughts, mind control, planting illusions, blasts of pure psionic energy, seeing through another person's eyes, and also are so powerful that they are one of the few people able to predict physical attacks directed at him, allowing him to easily avoid or counter them.
operate Cerebra.
* DiscardAndDraw: Discard his powers, draw all combined benefits TykeBomb: Yeah, they're not exactly the most physically intimidating people around but they ever gave him before.
* DrunkWithPower: His deep fear what would happen if his powers had no restraint.
* FutureMeScaresMe: Temporal block
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 him lose all copied knowledge after some time was apparently subconscious, as he was deep inside afraid having all the combined knowledge without having to earn it would turn him into a despot.
* GenreSavvy: Started wearing bulletproof vest at one point, citing Doug's fate as a reason.
* HeartbrokenBadass: He TookALevelInBadass around the same time [[spoiler: Noriko broke his heart, trying to force him out of the team]].
* IKnowKungFu: Absorbed special forces training from Wolverine.
* TheLeader: Prodigy is a natural leader and strategist. His natural leadership skills have been enhanced through contact with various X-Men and his time as co-leader of the New Mutant Squadron.
* TheSmartGuy
* TookALevelInBadass: Once he regained all copied knowledge, he demonstrated it by breaking [[spoiler: Jullian's]] ribs with Israeli martial arts he learned from Shadowcat
Capain America and Wolverine.
* TeenGenius: Prodigy is naturally intelligent. He completed college level courses while in high school, operates complicated technology, pilots the Blackbird, and built the Danger Cave, all without using his powers.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives one to Josh after [[spoiler: his romance with Rahne becomes public knowledge, breaking Laurie's heart]] and to Noriko after [[spoiler: she kisses Julian in front
TwinTelepathy: Formerly they were quintuplets but now there are remaining three of him, hoping it will make him quit the team]].them since two of them died.
* YoungerThanTheyLook

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