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In addition to all that, it just so happened that a recently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] ComicBook/{{Magneto}} had been put in charge of the X-Men by Charles Xavier before the later left Earth for some years. And more importantly, it turned out that ComicBook/JeanGrey had not died a few years before. She was found sleeping in an escape pod in Jamaica Bay by ComicBook/TheAvengers, who brought her to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]. They all learned, including Jean herself, that the Jean Grey who became Phoenix early in Creator/ChrisClaremont's run and died in ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga actually ''was'' the Phoenix, who replaced Jean in Stephen Lang's platform.

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In addition to all that, it just so happened that a recently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] ComicBook/{{Magneto}} had been put in charge of the X-Men by Charles Xavier before the later latter left Earth for some years. And more importantly, it turned out that ComicBook/JeanGrey had not died a few years before. She was found sleeping in an escape pod in Jamaica Bay by ComicBook/TheAvengers, who brought her to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]. They all learned, including Jean herself, that the Jean Grey who became Phoenix early in Creator/ChrisClaremont's run and died in ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga actually ''was'' the Phoenix, who replaced Jean in Stephen Lang's platform.


''X-Factor'' debuted as an ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff in early 1986. For [[Franchise/MarvelComics Marvel]], it was the opportunity to bring the original X-Men together after so many years. For the record, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} left the leadership of the X-Men to ComicBook/{{Storm}} and tried to live a quiet life with his wife Madelyne Pryor and their son. The Beast, Angel and ComicBook/{{Iceman}} had recently left ComicBook/TheDefenders. Thus, those characters were free game for other projects.

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''X-Factor'' debuted as an ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff in early 1986. For [[Franchise/MarvelComics Marvel]], it was the opportunity to bring the original X-Men together after so many years. For the record, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} left the leadership of the X-Men to ComicBook/{{Storm}} and tried to live a quiet life with his wife Madelyne Pryor and their son. The Beast, ComicBook/{{Beast}}, Angel and ComicBook/{{Iceman}} had recently left ComicBook/TheDefenders. Thus, those characters were free game for other projects.

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* LiteralDisarming: The "Judgement War" storyline culminates in Jean absorbing the energy of the alien factions of the planet where the arc took place, and transfering it to Scott to stop the Celestials' judgement. A cosmic symbol imprited on Arishem's hand could start the judgement process if his verdict was negative, so Cyclops destroyed the hand with a powered-up optic blast.


In addition to all that, it just so happened that a recently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] ComicBook/{{Magneto}} had been put in charge of the X-Men by Charles Xavier before the later left Earth for some years. And more importantly, it turned out that ComicBook/JeanGrey had not died a few years before. She was found sleeping in an escape pod in Jamaica Bay by TheAvengers, who brought her to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]. They all learned, including Jean herself, that the Jean Grey who became Phoenix early in Creator/ChrisClaremont's run and died in ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga actually ''was'' the Phoenix, who replaced Jean in Stephen Lang's platform.

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In addition to all that, it just so happened that a recently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] ComicBook/{{Magneto}} had been put in charge of the X-Men by Charles Xavier before the later left Earth for some years. And more importantly, it turned out that ComicBook/JeanGrey had not died a few years before. She was found sleeping in an escape pod in Jamaica Bay by TheAvengers, ComicBook/TheAvengers, who brought her to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]. They all learned, including Jean herself, that the Jean Grey who became Phoenix early in Creator/ChrisClaremont's run and died in ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga actually ''was'' the Phoenix, who replaced Jean in Stephen Lang's platform.
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** Jamie constantly uses his [[MesACrwod dupes]] like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and doing super-babysitting.

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** Jamie constantly uses his [[MesACrwod [[MesACrowd dupes]] like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and doing super-babysitting.


* BatFamilyCrossover: ''ComicBook/{{Inferno}}'' and ''X-Tinction Agenda'' involved X-Factor, the X-Men and the ComicBook/NewMutants. ''The Muir Island Saga'' led directly to the major lineup changes. Often lampshaded during the government era, as the new cast usually doesn't fit in with the X-Men's tendencies toward DarkerAndEdgier and {{Wangst}}. Doc Samson comments that they're "refreshingly normal" for a mutant team, and Strong Guy's wisecracking during the otherwise grim ''X-Cutioner's Song'' crossover leads Havok to say, "stop it, you're embarrassing me." During the Phalanx Covenant crossover, Strong Guy comments on how he hasn't even met most of the roster of the other X-Books.

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* BatFamilyCrossover: ''ComicBook/{{Inferno}}'' and ''X-Tinction Agenda'' involved X-Factor, the X-Men and the ComicBook/NewMutants. ''The Muir Island Saga'' led directly to the major lineup changes. Often lampshaded during the government era, as the new cast usually doesn't fit in with the X-Men's tendencies toward DarkerAndEdgier and {{Wangst}}. Doc Samson comments that they're "refreshingly normal" for a mutant team, and Strong Guy's wisecracking during the otherwise grim ''X-Cutioner's Song'' crossover leads Havok to say, "stop it, you're embarrassing me." During the Phalanx Covenant ''Phalanx Covenant'' crossover, Strong Guy comments on how he hasn't even met most of the roster of the other X-Books.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Havok during part of the "Inferno" storyline.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Havok during part of the "Inferno" ''Inferno'' storyline.



* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers: Nanny and Orphan-Maker

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* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers: Nanny and Orphan-MakerOrphan-Maker specialize in this. Nanny steals children to raise them as armored soldiers, and [[MeaningfulName Orphan-Maker]] kills their parents.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: More of a reference really, but one issue revealed that the team's government liaison, Val Cooper, really envied her brother the FBI agent, who gets really cool cases:

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: More of a reference really, but one issue revealed that the team's government liaison, Val Cooper, really envied her brother the brother, a FBI agent, agent who gets really cool cases:



* MesACrowd: Madrox's mutant power.
* TheMenInBlack: The team's cover story at first was as an organization like this.

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* MesACrowd: Madrox's mutant power.
* TheMenInBlack: The team's cover story at first was as pretending to be an organization like this.



** Jamie constantly uses his dupes like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and doing super-babysitting.

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** Jamie constantly uses his dupes [[MesACrwod dupes]] like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and doing super-babysitting.

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* ColorfulThemeNaming: The vampiric Ravens all had names related to blue or red: Crimson, Azure, Coral, Cerise, Beryl, Ruby, and Cobalt.


In addition to all that, it just so happened that a recently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} had been put in charge of the X-Men by Charles Xavier before the later left Earth for some years. And more importantly, it turned out that ComicBook/JeanGrey had not died a few years before. She was found sleeping in an escape pod in Jamaica Bay by TheAvengers, who brought her to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]. They all learned, including Jean herself, that the Jean Grey who became Phoenix early in Creator/ChrisClaremont's run and died in ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga actually ''was'' the Phoenix, who replaced Jean in Stephen Lang's platform.

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In addition to all that, it just so happened that a recently [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} had been put in charge of the X-Men by Charles Xavier before the later left Earth for some years. And more importantly, it turned out that ComicBook/JeanGrey had not died a few years before. She was found sleeping in an escape pod in Jamaica Bay by TheAvengers, who brought her to [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]. They all learned, including Jean herself, that the Jean Grey who became Phoenix early in Creator/ChrisClaremont's run and died in ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga actually ''was'' the Phoenix, who replaced Jean in Stephen Lang's platform.


* EpiphanyTherapy: An issue has the team engaging in therapy with Doc Samson (the universe's resident superhero psychiatrist). It helps some of them a little, and makes no difference to others. Then much of the original team goes back to him... and it's noted by Samson that they're significantly more messed up.



* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Jean gets the original team together to find a way to help mutants again (unfortunately Cameron Hodge takes advantage of that, among other things).

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: This is how the series starts. Jean gets the original X-Men team together to find a way to help mutants again (unfortunately Cameron Hodge takes advantage of that, among other things).again.


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* VaporWear: In issue #212, ComicBook/{{Hela}} wears a dress that makes it clear [[http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hela_(Earth-616)_from_X-Factor_Vol_1_212_0001.jpg she is not wearing any underwear]].


* GeniusBruiser: Strong Guy was a nerdy, grade A-student at junior high.

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* GeniusBruiser: Beast, as always, except during his near-human phase. Also Strong Guy Guy, who was a nerdy, grade A-student at junior high.



* SharedMassHallucination: How X-Factor publically handwaved the demon attacks in ''Inferno''. Their explanation (mass hallucination caused by A.I.M satellites) works wince the existence of scientific terrorists is accepted by the average joe. The existence of demons is apparently [[SelectiveObliviousness a totally different matter]].

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* SharedMassHallucination: How X-Factor publically handwaved the demon attacks in ''Inferno''. Their explanation (mass hallucination caused by A.I.M satellites) works wince since the existence of scientific terrorists is accepted by the average joe. The existence of demons is apparently [[SelectiveObliviousness a totally different matter]].

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* SharedMassHallucination: How X-Factor publically handwaved the demon attacks in ''Inferno''. Their explanation (mass hallucination caused by A.I.M satellites) works wince the existence of scientific terrorists is accepted by the average joe. The existence of demons is apparently [[SelectiveObliviousness a totally different matter]].


* FaceHeelTurn: Angel was brainwashed by Apocalypse into becoming the Horseman of Death; Caliban willingly joined Apocalypse to get a power-up for his revenge against the Marauders; Madelyne Pryor's sanity slipped after realizing she was Sinister's experiment all along; Havok was turned into the Goblin Prince by Madelyne. Angel/Archangel and Havok [[HeelFaceTurn came back, though]]. As did Caliban, but not until well after his incarnation in X-Factor.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Angel was brainwashed by Apocalypse into becoming the Horseman of Death; Caliban willingly joined Apocalypse to get a power-up for his revenge against the Marauders; Madelyne Pryor's sanity slipped after realizing she was Sinister's experiment all along; Havok was turned into the Goblin Prince by Madelyne. Angel/Archangel and Havok [[HeelFaceTurn came back, though]].back,]] though. As did Caliban, but not until well after his incarnation in X-Factor.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lorna's green hair.

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* CustomUniform: The government team shared a common color scheme, with individual variations: Madrox's full cowl and BadassLongcoat, Havok's leather jacket and headgear, Strong Guy's coke-bottle glasses, etc. Quicksilver stuck out because he kept his traditional light-blue with silver lightning outfit. It fits his aloof and arrogant demeanor, but also shows his grudging acceptance of membership in the group of TrueCompanions that develops. Although when it's noted that the uniform is optional, Strong Guy says he wished somebody had told him that before he got one.


* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Wolfsbane when she was a member. It should be noted that, while Beast was also one of the founding members, he is more of a BeastMan than an ATS since he doesn't take after one particular animal or another.

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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Wolfsbane when she was Wolfsbane, being a member. It should be noted that, while werewolf-like mutant. Beast was also one of the founding members, he is more of a BeastMan than an ATS since he doesn't take after one particular animal or another.



** In issue #55, Hanks saves the life of a {{Streetwalker}} who is wearing a full length white fur coat.

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** In issue #55, Hanks Hank saves the life of a {{Streetwalker}} who is wearing a full length white fur coat.


* BatFamilyCrossover: ''ComicBook/{{Inferno}}'' and ''X-Tinction Agenda'' involved X-Factor, the X-Men and the ComicBook/NewMutants. ''The Muir Island Saga'' led directly to the major lineup changes. Often lampshaded during the government era, as the new cast usually doesn't fit in with the X-Men's tendencies toward DarkerAndEdgier and {{Wangst}}. Doc Samson comments that they're "refreshingly normal" for a mutant team, and Strong Guy's wisecracking during the otherwise grim X-Cutioner's Song crossover leads Havok to say, "stop it, you're embarrassing me." During the Phalanx Covenant crossover, Strong Guy comments on how he hasn't even met most of the roster of the other X-Books.

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* BatFamilyCrossover: ''ComicBook/{{Inferno}}'' and ''X-Tinction Agenda'' involved X-Factor, the X-Men and the ComicBook/NewMutants. ''The Muir Island Saga'' led directly to the major lineup changes. Often lampshaded during the government era, as the new cast usually doesn't fit in with the X-Men's tendencies toward DarkerAndEdgier and {{Wangst}}. Doc Samson comments that they're "refreshingly normal" for a mutant team, and Strong Guy's wisecracking during the otherwise grim X-Cutioner's Song ''X-Cutioner's Song'' crossover leads Havok to say, "stop it, you're embarrassing me." During the Phalanx Covenant crossover, Strong Guy comments on how he hasn't even met most of the roster of the other X-Books.



* CatchPhrase: The initial government lineup tended to say "cripes" a lot. Then there's Strong Guy's made-up insult, "blork", his politically correct term for mutants "geecees" (short for "genetically challenged"), frequently threatening "I'll defenestrate 'em" when a villain does something [[KickTheDog offensive]], and several instances where someone responds to "nobody move!" with, "mind if I scratch my nose?"

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* CatchPhrase: The initial government lineup tended to say "cripes" a lot. Then there's Strong Guy's made-up insult, "blork", his politically correct term for mutants "geecees" (short for "genetically challenged"), frequently threatening "I'll defenestrate 'em" when a villain does something [[KickTheDog offensive]], and several instances where someone responds to "nobody move!" with, with "mind if I scratch my nose?"nose?".



* FaceHeelTurn: Angel was brainwashed by Apocalypse into becoming the Horseman of Death; Caliban willingly joined Apocalypse to get a power-up for his revenge against the Marauders; Madelyne Pryor's sanity slipped after realizing she was Sinister's experiment all along; Havok was turned into the Goblin Prince by Madelyne. Angel/Archangel and Havok [[HeelFaceTurn came back, though]]. As did Caliban, but not until well after this incarnation of X-Factor.

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* FaceHeelTurn: Angel was brainwashed by Apocalypse into becoming the Horseman of Death; Caliban willingly joined Apocalypse to get a power-up for his revenge against the Marauders; Madelyne Pryor's sanity slipped after realizing she was Sinister's experiment all along; Havok was turned into the Goblin Prince by Madelyne. Angel/Archangel and Havok [[HeelFaceTurn came back, though]]. As did Caliban, but not until well after this his incarnation of in X-Factor.



** Jamie constantly uses his dupes like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and the above super-babysitting example.
** Quicksilver is shown reading books at super-speed, and everyone takes a crack at prying a stubborn lid off a jar of mayo, but even Polaris's magnetic powers and Havok's plasma blasts are useless.

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** Jamie constantly uses his dupes like this, sending them out to learn and explore the world, creating them on the other side of locked doors, playing duets on piano (pity the only song he knows is "Chopsticks") and the above super-babysitting example.
doing super-babysitting.
** Quicksilver is shown reading books at super-speed, and super-speed.
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everyone takes a crack at prying a stubborn lid off a jar of mayo, but even Polaris's magnetic powers and Havok's plasma blasts are useless.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: The 3 Chalker brothers' individual attempts to avenge each other's deaths as well as their combined vendetta once they were resurrected by a demon.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: The 3 three Chalker brothers' individual attempts to avenge each other's deaths as well as their combined vendetta once they were resurrected by a demon.



* SnowballFight: #53: [[MundaneUtility Superpowers style]], with Jean even calling herself [[WinterRoyalLady "The Queen of the Icy North!"]]

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* SnowballFight: #53: Issue 53 has it [[MundaneUtility Superpowers style]], with Jean even calling herself [[WinterRoyalLady "The Queen of the Icy North!"]]



* [[TonightSomeoneKisses Tonight Someone Proposes]]: Scott proposes to Jean in issue #53. She turns him down (but after some CharacterDevelopment, she successfully proposes to him a few years later).
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The "power" of Vague from the aforementioned Hell's Belles was that she was ''transparent''. Not even invisible. Just transparent.

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* [[TonightSomeoneKisses Tonight Someone Proposes]]: Scott proposes to Jean in issue #53. She turns him down (but after some CharacterDevelopment, she down. For a few issues it becomes a source of angst and awkwardness for both of them until Scott goes "let's forget I asked and let's figure it out later, okay?". Some publication years and CharacterDevelopment later, [[spoiler:Jean is the one to successfully proposes to him a few years later).
propose him]].
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: The "power" of Vague from the aforementioned Hell's Belles was that she was ''transparent''. Not even invisible. Just transparent.

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