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** The events of ''House of M'' and ''Decimation'' resulted in some titles having to suddenly cancel their plots, such as the ''Weapon X'' series.



* BigBad: The major evils of the X-Men universe are [[WellIntentionedExtremist Magneto]] and [[TheSocialDarwinist Apocalypse]]. When Magneto goes through a HeelFaceTurn however, new big bads pop up.

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* BigBad: The major evils of the X-Men universe are [[WellIntentionedExtremist Magneto]] and [[TheSocialDarwinist Apocalypse]]. When Magneto goes through a HeelFaceTurn however, new big bads pop up. Bastion managed to seize the role between 2008 and 2010.



** Following ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' and [[spoiler:Cyclops being branded a criminal, his brother, Havok]] has with a bit of prodding taken up the role.

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** Following ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' and [[spoiler:Cyclops being branded a criminal, his brother, Havok]] has with a bit of prodding taken tried to take up the role.role. Then ''Axis'' happened, and he became ineligible. After that, the role of Big Good bounced around between Wolverine, Storm and Shadowcat.



** Cyclops is--err, was a special case: His powers ought to be as controllable as any other energy blaster, but he suffered a concussion in his youth (his parents had pushed him out of a plane when they were attacked by the Shi'ar), which somehow lead to his inability to shut off his powers after they emerged. Emma Frost later removed a mental block to give him control of his powers, since he had apparently been subconsciously keeping his eyes on to ensure he'd never hurt anyone with his powers (her explanation). Since StatusQuoIsGod, no attempt to fix this ever stays fixed, and recently his control over his powers has gotten ''worse''.

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** Cyclops is--err, was a special case: His powers ought to be as controllable as any other energy blaster, but he suffered a concussion in his youth (his parents had pushed him out of a plane when they were attacked by the Shi'ar), which somehow lead to his inability to shut off his powers after they emerged. Emma Frost later removed a mental block to give him control of his powers, since he had apparently been subconsciously keeping his eyes on to ensure he'd never hurt anyone with his powers (her explanation). Since StatusQuoIsGod, no attempt to fix this ever stays fixed, and recently after ''Avengers Versus X-Men'' his control over his powers has gotten got ''worse''.



** BroughtDownToBadass In ''Astonishing X-Men'', Emma's mind rape of him turns off Cyclops' powers, causing him to take a gun and start shooting mental images, to make a point.
*** This also happens to both Rogue and Gambit for the second half of ''X-treme X-Men''. An incident involving getting hooked up to a portal streaming in countless alien warships, and subsequently getting stabbed through the chest to bring the portal to a halt, resulted in the two of them losing their powers; for Rogue, she still had them for another issue, but lost them after that. Rogue and Gambit then go away for ten issues or so, trying to settle down for a bit and have a life together now that they can, you know, ''do it.'' Eventually though, they rejoin the team, but still without their powers. Does this make them any less effective in the field? The answer to that, is: ''Hell no.'' Rogue stops a bomber from blowing up over 70 people by taking the bomb off ''in the freaking air,'' and manages to kick a few mutant's asses with just some good old fashioned brawling, while Gambit is able to take down a mind-controlled ''Bishop'', who has access to a bunch of fancy future-tech. Gambit, however, manages to use some of that tech ''against'' Bishop. In the end, the two of them both prove that they don't need their powers at all; in fact, not having their powers only makes them seem ''more'' Badass.

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* BroughtDownToBadass:
** BroughtDownToBadass In ''Astonishing X-Men'', Emma's mind rape of him turns off Cyclops' powers, causing him to take a gun and start shooting mental images, to make a point.
*** ** This also happens to both Rogue and Gambit for the second half of ''X-treme X-Men''. An incident involving getting hooked up to a portal streaming in countless alien warships, and subsequently getting stabbed through the chest to bring the portal to a halt, resulted in the two of them losing their powers; for Rogue, she still had them for another issue, but lost them after that. Rogue and Gambit then go away for ten issues or so, trying to settle down for a bit and have a life together now that they can, you know, ''do it.'' Eventually though, they rejoin the team, but still without their powers. Does this make them any less effective in the field? The answer to that, is: ''Hell no.'' Rogue stops a bomber from blowing up over 70 people by taking the bomb off ''in the freaking air,'' and manages to kick a few mutant's asses with just some good old fashioned brawling, while Gambit is able to take down a mind-controlled ''Bishop'', who has access to a bunch of fancy future-tech. Gambit, however, manages to use some of that tech ''against'' Bishop. In the end, the two of them both prove that they don't need their powers at all; in fact, not having their powers only makes them seem ''more'' Badass.



* CanonImmigrant: The Mutant Response Division, a government organization devoted to imprisoning mutants, started off in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', making the transition in 2010 due to Bastion's evil scheme.



** Neel Shaara and Cecilia Reyes just vanish after ''House of M''. In the case of the later, she has a brother show up looking for her, but none of the X-Men seem to particularly give a damn.



* DeathIsCheap: Comic books, folks. By the 90s, the X-Men had gotten pretty wise to the fact that almost no-one, good or bad, stays dead for long, prompting the remark "there are no pearly gates in Mutant heaven, only revolving doors." And that might be an ''understatement''...



** The mini-series ''X-Men: Die by the Sword'' has little to do with the X-Men. It's actually an ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} New Excalibur]]'' crossover.

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** The mini-series ''X-Men: Die by the Sword'' has little to do with the X-Men. It's actually an ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} New Excalibur]]'' crossover.crossover, also serving as a FullyAbsorbedFinale to the later.



** [[spoiler: The Wolverine comics revealed not only that [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization of greater scope villains called Weapon Plus¸]], a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants, who is responsible (directly or indirectly) for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life, but also that they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself. They created project rebirth, which makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman (Weapon XII), Fantomex (Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos (Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton (Weapon XV), Allgod (Weapon XVI) and according to WordOfGod, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. They are also responsible for creating Project:Gladiator, which makes them indirectly responsible for creating Man-Thing. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and resources to other villainous organizations (especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, WordOfGod from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be the aforementioned Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Wolverine comics Grant Morrison's ''New X-Men'' revealed not only that [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization of greater scope villains called Weapon Plus¸]], a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants, who is responsible (directly or indirectly) for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life, but also that they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself. They created project rebirth, Project: Rebirth, which makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or Bradley (or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon Man (Weapon III), Nuke(One Nuke (One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman (Weapon XII), Fantomex (Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos (Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton (Weapon XV), Allgod (Weapon XVI) and according to WordOfGod, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. They are also responsible for creating Project:Gladiator, Project: Gladiator, which makes them indirectly responsible for creating Man-Thing. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels Sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Widows (like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and resources to other villainous organizations (especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, WordOfGod from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be the aforementioned Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons.]]



** The U-Men are a bunch of humans who want to be Mutants.

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** The U-Men are a bunch of humans who want to be Mutants. So they go around killing mutants and harvesting their organs to try and gain superpowers.



* PlayingWithSyringes: The Weapon-X project.

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* PlayingWithSyringes: The Weapon-X Weapon X project.

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* BackstoryInvader: Inverted in ''Legacy'' with Forgetmenot, whose mutant power made people forget his existence the moment they stop actively thinking about him. He's apparently been an X-Men for six, in-story years.


* The ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' Film Series (2000-2019)

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* The ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' Film Series (2000-2019)(2000-2020)



** ''Film/TheNewMutants'' (2019)
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (TBD)

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** ''Film/TheNewMutants'' (2019)
(2020)
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (TBD)(TBD)[[note]]Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has stated that, while the ''X-Men'' will be important to the future of the setting, that they wanted to complete their plans through 2024 before fully integrating the IP into the setting.[[/note]]


* BettyAndVeronica: Cyclops choosing between Jean Grey (Betty) and Emma Frost (Veronica).

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* BettyAndVeronica: BettyAndVeronica:
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Cyclops choosing between Jean Grey (Betty) and Emma Frost (Veronica).



* ChekhovMIA: Professor X went missing at the end of ''House of M'', and couldn't be found despite the X-Men's searching. He finally reappears during ''Deadly Genesis'', when it turns out he's been depowered (and apparently was in Scotland the whole time).



* ComicBookTime: Heavily in effect. A good number of characters have origins connected to actual historical events. Just for example, remember how Professor X was a Korean War vet whose parents were involved in the Manhattan Project? [[spoiler: Though that one's not so much a problem since he died.]]

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* ComicBookTime: Heavily in effect. A good number of characters have origins connected to actual historical events. Just for example, remember how Professor X was a Korean War vet whose parents were involved in the Manhattan Project? [[spoiler: Though that one's not so much Admittedly, his mind getting transferred into a problem since he died.]]clone back in the 80s helps with some of that.



* DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs: One of the key differences between Magneto's and Xavier's viewpoints - Magneto believes this, Xavier doesn't.

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* DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs: DolledUpInstallment:
** The ''Civil War: X-Men'' mini-series has nothing to do with the events of ''Civil War''. It's more of a sequel to the ''198'' mini-series.
** The mini-series ''X-Men: Die by the Sword'' has little to do with the X-Men. It's actually an ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} New Excalibur]]'' crossover.
* DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs:
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One of the key differences between Magneto's and Xavier's viewpoints - Magneto believes this, Xavier doesn't.doesn't.
** There's more than one human villain who believes mutants want to wipe out all mankind, so the obvious solution is to KillEmAll first.



** While "friend" is pushing it, after Decimation the X-Men had Sentinel Squad O*N*E hanging around, until ''Second Coming'' where all the pilots are killed and turned into nano-Sentinels. Afterward, no-one, not even their boss, spares the poor bastards a second or even first thought.

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** While "friend" is pushing it, after Decimation the X-Men had Sentinel Squad O*N*E hanging around, until ''Second Coming'' ''Messiah Complex'' where all the pilots are killed and turned into nano-Sentinels. Afterward, no-one, not even their boss, spares the poor bastards a second or even first thought.



* LotusEaterMachine: The "Ages of Apocalypse" storyline was about the X-Men being stuck in one of these by Apocalypse, while he tried to drain their powers for himself, with multiple scenarios.



* TheMagicTouch: Gambit has the power to turn anything he touches into an explosive.

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* TheMagicTouch: Gambit has the power to turn anything inorganic he touches into an explosive.



** In ''The End'', Beast and Cecilia Reyes are a married couple. So are Sam Guthrie and Lila Cheney.

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** In ''The End'', Beast and Cecilia Reyes are a married couple. So are Sam Guthrie and Lila Cheney. And Scott and Emma.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: According to ''Deadly Genesis'', Xavier nearly recruited Emma Frost before he found the All-New team, but reconsidered and wiped her memory just as she was thinking of going with him. While this did spare Emma from the fate of the interregnum team, it also meant Emma became the White Queen, and one of their nastiest foes.



* ShaggyDogStory: The "Endangered Species" backup strips running through the main titles (X-Men, Uncanny, New X-Men and X-Factor) in 2008 revolve around Beast trying to find a way to undo Decimation. He fails.



** [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Doctor]] [[MagnificentBastard Nemesis]] recently [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this even further]] by [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments finding new ways to non-stop insult Frost about this during an entire story, culminating in telling her that if she doesn't immediately follow his orders he will personally destroy every fetish wear store on the planet]].

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** [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Doctor]] [[MagnificentBastard Nemesis]] recently [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this even further]] by [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments finding new ways to non-stop insult Frost about this during an entire story, culminating in telling her that if she doesn't immediately follow his orders he will personally destroy every fetish wear store on the planet]].



* WhamLine: Issue 101, courtesy of Jean Grey, who it should be noted is [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat supposed to be dead]]: "Hear me, X-Men! No longer am I the woman you knew! '''I am fire! And life incarnate! Now and forever -- I AM PHOENIX!'''"

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
** Uncanny X-Men
Issue 101, courtesy of Jean Grey, who it should be noted is [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat supposed to be dead]]: "Hear me, X-Men! No longer am I the woman you knew! '''I am fire! And life incarnate! Now and forever -- I AM PHOENIX!'''"PHOENIX!'''"
** ''Deadly Genesis'' issue 5: "[Professor X] is human."


* ButNotTooBlack: ComicBook/{{Storm}} is African-American, but she has fair hair and blue eyes, which is supposed to be a mark of her royal heritage. Also, ComicBook/{{Bishop}} is black, but he was born in Australia and is part [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aborigine]], which may account for his straight hair and his lighter skin tone. ComicBook/{{M|onetStCroix}} from ''ComicBook/XFactor'' is French-African/Algerian and her skin tone has ranged wildly throughout the years, from dark caramel to "damn near white."
** In one issue, an unconscious (and also de-aged at the time) Storm was being examined by a doctor, who said her features came from several different races.
* ButNotTooForeign: Storm has an African mother, and grew up in Africa, but her father was an American, and she was apparently born in New York.

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* ButNotTooBlack: ButNotTooBlack:
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ComicBook/{{Storm}} is African-American, but she has fair hair and blue eyes, which is supposed to be a mark of her royal heritage. Also, ComicBook/{{Bishop}} is black, but he In one issue, an unconscious (and also de-aged at the time) Storm was born in Australia and is part [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aborigine]], which may account for his straight hair and his lighter skin tone. being examined by a doctor, who said her features came from several different races.
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ComicBook/{{M|onetStCroix}} from ''ComicBook/XFactor'' is French-African/Algerian and her skin tone has ranged wildly throughout the years, from dark caramel to "damn near white."
** In one issue, an unconscious (and Also, ComicBook/{{Bishop}} is black, but he was born in Australia and is part [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Aborigine]], which may account for his straight hair and his lighter skin tone. His sister Shard, meanwhile, has dark skin and blond hair. And did we mention they may ([[TangledFamilyTree or may not]]) be related to Storm and M, and possibly also de-aged Gateway (also Australian Aborigine) and the third Thunderbird (Indian) at the time) Storm was being examined by a doctor, who said her features came from several different races.
same time?
* ButNotTooForeign: Storm has an African mother, and grew up in Africa, Egypt, but her father was an American, and she was apparently born in New York.York (they moved to Cairo when she was an infant).



* FamilyExtermination: One story-arc had a group of Shi'ar decide to wipe out the entire Grey family due to the association between Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force. Jean was dead at the time, so the only two survivors were [[ComicBook/RachelSummers Rachel]] and [[ComicBook/XMan Nate]].

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* FamilyExtermination: One story-arc had a group of Shi'ar decide to wipe out the entire Grey family due to the association between Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force. Jean was dead at the time, so the only two survivors were [[ComicBook/RachelSummers Rachel]] and [[ComicBook/XMan Nate]].Nate]] (who, admittedly, was dead at the time this happened anyway).



* ForgottenFallenFriend: It happens.
** Nobody tends to think about Changeling, who gave his life imitating Professor X to save mankind.
** ''Deadly Genesis'' reveals between the original team and the All-New team, there was a squad of four sent to Krakoa, two - Petra, a geokinetic, and Sway, who could manipulate time - died. Despite this, they almost never get brought up after the miniseries is over (slightly justified by the fact that only Professor X knew about them, and their other squadmate Vulcan in an AxCrazy maniac, so he's not about to shed any tears for them).
** While "friend" is pushing it, after Decimation the X-Men had Sentinel Squad O*N*E hanging around, until ''Second Coming'' where all the pilots are killed and turned into nano-Sentinels. Afterward, no-one, not even their boss, spares the poor bastards a second or even first thought.



--> '''Sabretooth''': "Wussat? Ya gotta beg louder!"
--> '''Jubilee''': "Yu-yeah sure... I s-said... 'EAT HOT PLASMA BURSTS'!"

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--> '''Sabretooth''': "Wussat? Wussat? Ya gotta beg louder!"
louder!
--> '''Jubilee''': "Yu-yeah Yu-yeah sure... I s-said... 'EAT HOT PLASMA BURSTS'!"BURSTS'!


* ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen''

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen''''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'': Part of the Ultimate Universe, featuring re-imagined versions of the X-Men and their mythos.



* ''ComicBook/XFactor'' (not to be confused with [[Series/TheXFactor Simon Cowell's show]]). Relaunched in 2014 as ''All-New X-Factor'', and ended in 2015 at #20.
* ''X-Men First Class''

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* ''ComicBook/XFactor'' (not to be confused with [[Series/TheXFactor Simon Cowell's show]]). Relaunched in 2014 as ''All-New X-Factor'', ''ComicBook/AllNewXFactor'', and ended in 2015 at #20.
* ''X-Men First Class''
#20.


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** ''ComicBook/SecondComing''


** ''Film/{{Deadpool2}}'' (2018)

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** ''Film/{{Deadpool2}}'' ''Film/{{Deadpool 2}}'' (2018)


* The ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''

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* The ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' Film Series (2000-2019)
** ''Film/XMen1'' (2000)
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' (2003)
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' (2006)
** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' (2009)
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (2011)
** ''Film/TheWolverine'' (2013)
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (2014)
** ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'' (2016)
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' (2016)
** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' (2017)
** ''Film/{{Deadpool2}}'' (2018)
** ''Film/DarkPhoenix'' (2019)
** ''Film/TheNewMutants'' (2019)
* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (TBD)


* MultinationalTeam: One of ''X-Men'''s defining traits is the incredibly diverse cast, being quite possibly the popularizer for it. It was part of Chris Claremont's desire to show that being a mutant is a world thing, not just an American one, and it's been that way ever since. In fact, the early run of Stan Lee where the entire cast was completely homogeneous now looks like EarlyInstallmentWeirdness because of it. 1975's "All-New, All-Different" X-Men is what began this trope. It saw the inclusion of Wolverine from Canada, Storm from East Africa, Nightcrawler from West Germany, Banshee from Ireland, Sunfire from Japan, Colossus from Russia (Eastern Siberia, to be precise), and Thunderbird, an Apache. The success of this initiated rosters to always be diverse, and to give readers multitudes of different characters to latch onto. Since then, it grew to further include Kitty Pryde (later called Shadowcat, Jewish), Rogue (from the Deep South, but raised by a lesbian couple and fluent in French since childhood), Psylocke (British), Forge (Cheyenne), Jubilee (Chinese-American), Gambit (Cajun), Bishop (Black, at least partly of Australian Aboriginal descent), Maggott (South Africa), Thunderbird III (Indian), and so on.

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* MultinationalTeam: One of ''X-Men'''s defining traits is the incredibly diverse cast, being quite possibly the popularizer for it. It was part of Chris Claremont's desire to show that being a mutant is a world thing, not just an American one, and it's been that way ever since. In fact, the early run of Stan Lee where the entire cast was completely homogeneous now looks like EarlyInstallmentWeirdness because of it. 1975's "All-New, All-Different" X-Men is what began this trope. It saw the inclusion of Wolverine from Canada, Storm from East Africa, Nightcrawler from West Germany, Banshee from Ireland, Sunfire from Japan, Colossus from Russia (Eastern Siberia, to be precise), and Thunderbird, an Apache. The success of this initiated rosters to always be diverse, and to give readers multitudes of different characters to latch onto. Since then, it grew to further include Kitty Pryde (later called Shadowcat, Jewish), Rogue (from the Deep South, but raised by a lesbian couple and fluent in French since childhood), Psylocke (British), Forge (Cheyenne), Longshot (an alien rather than a mutant), Jubilee (Chinese-American), Gambit (Cajun), Bishop (Black, at least partly of Australian Aboriginal descent), Maggott (South Africa), Thunderbird III (Indian), and so on.

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* FamilyExtermination: One story-arc had a group of Shi'ar decide to wipe out the entire Grey family due to the association between Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force. Jean was dead at the time, so the only two survivors were [[ComicBook/RachelSummers Rachel]] and [[ComicBook/XMan Nate]].

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** ''ComicBook/TheBroodSaga''



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** ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan''

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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: In an earlier issue, Sabretooth had ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} pinned and asked if she had any last words. Her response was too tiny to read, even with a magnifying glass...
--> '''Sabretooth''': "Wussat? Ya gotta beg louder!"
--> '''Jubilee''': "Yu-yeah sure... I s-said... 'EAT HOT PLASMA BURSTS'!"

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* WriterOnBoard: With a number of his former fans now [[RunningTheAsylum writers at Marvel themselves]], Wolverine is a frequent beneficiary of this, often being written as an unstoppable badass who is always right [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality no matter what horrible thing he does or suggests doing]]. It's not usually so bad when the writers instead focus on other characters, but sometimes it can be quite extreme.
** Wolverine went the other direction in ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', where he was portrayed as a [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty idiot]] whose main role was being [[CharacterFilibuster lectured at]] by the more "enlightened" members of the team. This, naturally, didn't satisfy many people either.
** As Wolverine's OppositeSexClone, it's perhaps not a surprise that X-23 gets slathered with this too. Run, don't walk, away from any issue [[CreatorsPet her creator]] Craig Kyle has penned.

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* AuthorAvatar: Havok was unfortunately reduced to one for the Chuck Austen era, as the character reminded Austen of himself.

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