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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Phat and Vivisector are both killed off.]]

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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Phat and Vivisector are both killed off. Downplayed in that ''everybody'' is killed off by the end, not just them. Ultimately averted when it's revealed Vivisector has come back from the dead in ''Giant-Size X-Statix'', and even has a new partner; Phat remains dead, however.]]


''X-Statix'' was a Creator/MarvelComics series spinning off from Creator/PeterMilligan and Creator/MikeAllred's popular run on ''ComicBook/XForce''. Beginning several weeks after the death of Edie Sawyer, the series follows the team's attempt to rebuild itself. Later arcs dealt with Guy Smith's increasing disillusionment with being a super-celebrity, Myles' ill-advised efforts to bring his feral powers under control, and Venus Dee Milo's search for her long-lost family, among other stories. The series is known for a [[AnyoneCanDie famously rapid turnover of characters]] a its satire of superheroes based around the idea of second-division superheroes as vapid and self-centered celebrities out for fame, fortune and kicks. The series explained the change-over with the notion of a millionaire software king creating his own team of super-heroes, with the X-Force name being taken from the previous team without permission.

Around a third of the way through the run, the title was changed to ''ComicBook/XStatix'' when team owner Spike Freeman decided to change it since he had to pay royalties on it to the founding members of the original X-Force to use the name. (In truth however, the revamp was a huge hit and Marvel wanted to cash in on it via a relaunch.)

Afterwards, there was also a ''Dead Girl'' SpinOff mini-series.

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''X-Statix'' was a Creator/MarvelComics series spinning off from Creator/PeterMilligan and Creator/MikeAllred's popular run on ''ComicBook/XForce''. Beginning ''ComicBook/XForce'', which reimagined the violent mutant squad as RealityTV stars performing superhero missions for ratings.

Picking up
several weeks after the death of Edie Sawyer, [[TeleportersAndTransporters U-Go Girl]], the series follows the team's attempt to rebuild itself. itself under the leadership of [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Spike Freeman]], now calling themselves [[CaptainErsatz X-Statix]] after [[ScrewedByTheLawyers refusing to pay royalties to the founding members of X-Force]] to use their name. Later arcs dealt with Guy Smith's [[SuperSenses Mister Sensitive]]'s increasing disillusionment with being a super-celebrity, Myles' [[OurWerewolvesAredifferent Vivisector]]'s ill-advised efforts to bring his feral powers under control, and [[EnergyBeings Venus Dee Milo's Milo]]'s search for her long-lost family, among other stories. stories.

The series is became known for a its [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters large cast]] and [[AnyoneCanDie famously rapid turnover of characters]] characters]], being a its satire satiric superhero saga where most (if not all) of superheroes based around the idea of second-division superheroes as vapid and self-centered celebrities out them are second-tier celebrity wannabes only in it for fame, fortune and kicks. The series explained the change-over ''X-Statix'' was eventually canceled after twenty-six issues, ending with [[KillEmAll the notion of a millionaire software king creating his own entire team getting killed off]]. (Many of super-heroes, them would later [[FirstLawOfResurrection come back anyway]].) After its cancelation, a {{spinoff}} mini-series starring team member [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Dead Girl]] was published, satirizing the cyclical nature of superhero resurrections with ComicBook/DoctorStrange in tow.

In 2019,
the X-Force name being taken from the previous team without permission.

Around a third of the way through the run, the title was changed to ''ComicBook/XStatix'' when team owner Spike Freeman decided to change it since he had to pay royalties on it to the founding members of the
(as well as original X-Force creators Milligan & Allred) returned for a one-shot ''Giant-Size X-Statix'' wherein U-Go Girl's daughter inherits her late mother's mutation, inadvertently leading to use the name. (In truth however, reunion of the revamp was a huge hit and Marvel wanted to cash in on it via a relaunch.)

Afterwards, there was
team. The issue also served as a ''Dead Girl'' SpinOff mini-series.
{{backdoor pilot}} for an all-new series titled ''The X-Cellent'', planned for a 2020 launch.



* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Edie's daughter Katie was originally established as being her sister, until the revelation in ''Giant-Size X-Men''.



* GenerationXerox: Edie's daughter Katie becomes this in ''Giant-Size X-Statix'', inheriting both her late mother's powers as well as her blue skin.



* TheLostLenore: Guy spends the early issues still mourning over Edie.

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* TheLostLenore: LegacyCharacter: ''Giant-Size X-Statix'' introduces a few:
** Edie's daughter Katie becomes the second U-Go Girl in ''Giant-Size X-Statix'' when she inherits her late mother's mutation.
** Phat's daughter Phatty, who has exactly the same skillset as him.
* TheLostLenore:
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Guy spends the early issues still mourning over Edie.Edie.
** Katie feels this way towards Edie before learning she was actually her ''mother'', not her sister.



* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: In the first arc, Venus has to rally the team back together after they split up.

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: PuttingTheBandBackTogether
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In the first arc, Venus has to rally the team back together after they split up.up.
** ''Giant-Size X-Statix'' reunites the team for the first time after their series ended fifteen years prior.


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* TrulySingleParent: It's revealed in ''Giant-Size X-Statix'' that Doop gathered enough DNA from Phat during his lifetime to produce a daughter.

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* TurnToReligion: Lacuna and her hippie parents become Born-Again Christians after a faith healer seems to bring her out of a coma.


** The first arc of X-Statix has Venus Dee Milo gathering the team to pull this towards the end of it, and then pulling it off pages later. * ArtistDisillusionment: A frequent theme of this series in-universe .

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** The first arc of X-Statix has Venus Dee Milo gathering the team to pull this towards the end of it, and then pulling it off pages later. later.
* ArtistDisillusionment: A frequent theme of this series in-universe . in-universe.


** Repeatedly averted -- Anarchist and Venus never get together,
despite both being black, and Phat and Vivisector realize that despite the fact that they're both gay, they are not attracted to each other.

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** Repeatedly averted -- Anarchist and Venus never get together,
together, despite both being black, and Phat and Vivisector realize that despite the fact that they're both gay, they are not attracted to each other.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: This series introduces the concept of "code-x", a factor in the X-gene that makes a mutant dangerously unstable and psychopathic. The protocol is for Doop to out them down in a secluded area.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: This series introduces the concept of "code-x", a factor in the X-gene that makes a mutant dangerously unstable and psychopathic. The protocol is for Doop to out put them down in a secluded area.


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''X-Statix'' was a Creator/MarvelComics series spinning off from Creator/PeterMilligan and Creator/MikeAllred's popular run on ''ComicBook/XForce''. Beginning several weeks after the death of Edie Sawyer, the series follows the team's attempt to rebuild itself. Later arcs dealt with Guy Smith's increasing disillusionment with being a super-celebrity, Myles' ill-advised efforts to bring his feral powers under control, and Venus Dee Milo's search for her long-lost family, among other stories.

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''X-Statix'' was a Creator/MarvelComics series spinning off from Creator/PeterMilligan and Creator/MikeAllred's popular run on ''ComicBook/XForce''. Beginning several weeks after the death of Edie Sawyer, the series follows the team's attempt to rebuild itself. Later arcs dealt with Guy Smith's increasing disillusionment with being a super-celebrity, Myles' ill-advised efforts to bring his feral powers under control, and Venus Dee Milo's search for her long-lost family, among other stories.
stories. The series is known for a [[AnyoneCanDie famously rapid turnover of characters]] a its satire of superheroes based around the idea of second-division superheroes as vapid and self-centered celebrities out for fame, fortune and kicks. The series explained the change-over with the notion of a millionaire software king creating his own team of super-heroes, with the X-Force name being taken from the previous team without permission.

Around a third of the way through the run, the title was changed to ''ComicBook/XStatix'' when team owner Spike Freeman decided to change it since he had to pay royalties on it to the founding members of the original X-Force to use the name. (In truth however, the revamp was a huge hit and Marvel wanted to cash in on it via a relaunch.)

Afterwards, there was also a ''Dead Girl'' SpinOff mini-series.



* AnyoneCanDie: A major selling point for this series.
* ArtistDisillusionment: A frequent theme of this series in-universe .

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* AnyoneCanDie: A major selling point for AnyoneCanDie:
** The first issue killed off [[SacrificialLamb the entire team except for]] Tike and U-Go Girl. Then new recruits Bloke and Saint Anna, then the Spike, then U-Go Girl, then the Mysterious Fanboy, then Phat, then El Guapo, until the surviving members were all killed in the last issue of X-Statix.
** The first arc both subverts then plays it straight twice over. Edie intends to go rescue Guy from his daily russian roulette game (which had been rigged so that all chambers had a bullet in them. ), only to be paralyized by the Coach. Guy then arrives to save her from the Coach, revealing he felt the gun was heavier. Finally, after The Coach's two personal goons jump guy, Wolverine shows up on a favor from Doop to rescue him.
** The first arc of X-Statix has Venus Dee Milo gathering the team to pull
this series.
towards the end of it, and then pulling it off pages later. * ArtistDisillusionment: A frequent theme of this series in-universe .



* BrokenPedestal: In "Back from the Dead", as the public sours on X-Statix in the wake of their failure to take out the Random Killer, Guy learns that [[spoiler:Edie helped sell WMD's to Saddam Hussein.]]

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* BrokenPedestal: BrokenPedestal:
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In "Back from the Dead", as the public sours on X-Statix in the wake of their failure to take out the Random Killer, Guy learns that [[spoiler:Edie helped sell WMD's to Saddam Hussein.]]]]
** When Arnie Lundberg was on the team as the Mysterious Fanboy, the rest of the group had to grit their teeth and pretend to like each other and care about helping people so temperamental RealityWarper Arnie ''wouldn't'' see them for what they really are.



* DeadStarWalking: Literally with Dead Girl, but more traditionally with the entire cast in the first issue.



* DecoyProtagonist: Zeitgeist; later issues would posthumously reveal him to be a ''huge'' {{Jerkass}} who had deliberately set up several of his teammates to die.



* {{Doorstopper}}: The 2011 omnibus clocks in at over 1200 pages (the longest book Marvel has ever printed) and weighs almost eight pounds.

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* {{Doorstopper}}: The 2011 omnibus clocks collecting the ''entire series'' in at over a single volume is 1200 pages (the long, making it at the time the longest book Marvel has had ever printed) and printed (beating out the Walt Simonson Thor omnibus by a mere eight pages). It also weighs almost nearly eight pounds.pounds, cementing its status as a true doorstopper.



* DrunkenMaster: Gin Genie's seismic powers were fueled by her alcoholic consumption.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Edie, both in-universe and out.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Done frequently InUniverse as well, with Spike constantly trying to get the team to act in the ways that would be the most profitable.



%%* {{Fauxreigner}}: Surrender Monkey



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Guy threatening to break Spike's neck shortly after Edie dies.



* IHaveNoSon: Vivisector's father, Edward Alfred. When his wife pleaded with him to consider letting Myles back into their house and insisting ''he's your son!'', he responded with "That is a matter of opinion."



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:All of the surviving team members die in the final issue.]]
* LostLenore: Guy spends the early issues still mourning over Edie.

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:All KillEmAll:
** The way Milligan ended the title, [[spoiler: killing off the ''entire'' team]].
** It's worth noting that Doop has since returned, and that Edie has a way by which she might some day (she was in the casino in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'').*
* LampshadeHanging: The source of much
of the surviving team members die in the final issue.]]
humour.
* LostLenore: TheLostLenore: Guy spends the early issues still mourning over Edie.



* NotNowKiddo: In the first issue Zeitgeist repeatedly brushes off Battering Ram's attempts to talk to him about his role in the group. And no, he doesn't get heard out before everybody dies.
* OnlySaneMan: The Orphan, who's probably the most grounded member of the cast. Spike Freeman lampshades this by saying he's saner than all of them put together (not that it's saying much)
* OneSteveLimit: Averted as ''X-Force'', when the team featured the Spike and Spike Freeman. That said, Freeman didn't get half as much screentime as he would later back then.



* PowerIncontinence: Zeitgeist's powers first manifested during an underaged drunken beach make-out session; his acid vomit maimed the girl. (He wonders whether "the doctors ever managed to give her back her pretty face.")
%%* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The Paco Perez arc.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors: In many of their missions they are effectively this dressed up as a superhero team.



%%* PuritySue: Henrietta Hunter (the aforementioned Princess Diana {{Expy}}) is an in-universe example.



* RockBeatsLaser: The first stage of the Orphan/Iron Man fight showed the peak of modern technology falling to the peak of smithing equipment, as seen in the page picture.



* SacrificialLamb: The entire team barring The Anarchist and U-Go-Girl in the first issue.
* {{Satire}}: Milligan loved making fun of comicbook storytelling.
* SixthRanger: Quite a few given the team's high turnover rate, though Venus Dee Milo and Dead Girl are the streightst examples.
* StraightGay: Both Phat and Vivisector eventually realize they are this, though they also realize they are not attracted to each other like they thought.



* TokenMinorityCouple: Repeatedly averted - Anarchist and Venus never get together, despite both being black, and Phat and Vivisector realize that despite the fact that they're both gay, they are not attracted to each other.

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%%* TeethClenchedTeamwork
* TokenMinorityCouple: TimeStandsStill: Lacuna's powers
%%* ToHellAndBack: The ''Dead Girl'' mini-series.
* TokenMinorityCouple:
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Repeatedly averted - -- Anarchist and Venus never get together, together,
despite both being black, and Phat and Vivisector realize that despite the fact that they're both gay, they are not attracted to each other.other.
** The execs behind the X-Statix movie feel it's more appropriate for Venus Dee Milo to be paired with the Anarchist instead of the Orphan.
* TonightSomeoneDies: Played with for all it's worth in one storyline with the entire team worried about a prophecy to this effect. [[spoiler:U-Go Girl dies.]]


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* TheUnreveal: Twice. When both Mister Code and the Pitiful One are unmasked, the characters see them and recognise them as someone they know, but the knowledge is never passed on to the reader.


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* WingDingLish: Doop's dialog.


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%%* WolverinePublicity: Parodied.


%%* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Phat and Vivisector are both killed off.]]

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%%* * BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Phat and Vivisector are both killed off.]]


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* FandomRivalry: In-universe for [[spoiler: Phat]] at his funeral between his gay fans and his fat fans.

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* AmateurFilmMakingPlot: In the "Moons of Venus" arc, the team reluctantly agrees to let Hollywood make a movie about them. This causes increased stress for Guy and Venus, neither of whom are comfortable with the spotlight.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: This series introduces the concept of "code-x", a factor in the X-gene that makes a mutant dangerously unstable and psychopathic. The protocol is for Doop to out them down in a secluded area.


* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Phat and Vivisector are both killed off.]]

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* %%* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, Phat and Vivisector are both killed off.]]

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* RomanticFakeRealTurn: Zig-zagged by [[spoiler: Phat and Vivisector]], initially faking a relationship to [[spoiler: raise their popularity and discourage their publicity-hungry bosses from killing one of them for drama]], then they try a genuine relationship, but decide it is not working.


* GettingTheBandBackTogether: In the first arc, Venus has to rally the team back together after they split up.


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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: In the first arc, Venus has to rally the team back together after they split up.


* GettingTheBandBakcTogether: In the first arc, Venus has to rally the team back together after they split up.

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* GettingTheBandBakcTogether: GettingTheBandBackTogether: In the first arc, Venus has to rally the team back together after they split up.


* BrokenPedestal: In "Back from the Dead", as the public sours on X-Statix in the wake of their failure to take out the Random Killer, Guy learns that [[spoiler:Edie helped sell WMD's to Saddam Hussein.]]



* CaptainEthnic: Gleefully parodied with [=EuroTrash=], a supervillain team made up of ethnic stereotypes - The Wall is a {{Germanic Depressive|s}}, Surrender Monkey is a CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey, Oxford Blue is basically Creator/HughGrant as the Hulk, etc. When a potential buyer balks at how crudely stereotypical they are, Spike Freeman cheerfully tells him that that's ''exactly'' how Americans like their stereotypes.



* CharacterShilling: Parodied with Venus Dee Milo. Everyone praises Venus when she first shows up, but Guy is extremely wary of adding such a seemingly "perfect" member to the team. It isn't until she reveals just how screwed up and neurotic she is that he warms up to her. Played straight with Henrietta Hunter; she was supposed to be Princess Di, but Marvel refused to let Milligan and Allred do that, so they were forced to try and sell a generic fictional celebrity as someone that the rest of the team would actually work with.

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* CharacterShilling: CharacterShilling:
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Parodied with Venus Dee Milo. Everyone praises Venus when she first shows up, but Guy is extremely wary of adding such a seemingly "perfect" member to the team. It isn't until she reveals just how screwed up and neurotic she is that he warms up to her. her.
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Played straight with Henrietta Hunter; she was supposed to be Princess Di, but Marvel refused to let Milligan and Allred do that, so they were forced to try and sell a generic fictional celebrity as someone that the rest of the team would actually work with.with.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey: There's actually a character named "Surrender Monkey," leader of a team of supervillains whose entire gimmick is being horrible ethnic stereotypes. He has the amazing mutant ability to know ''exactly'' the right moment to run away from a fight. Subverted when he comes back later on and is revealed to not be French at all but rather an American Francophile.
* CompanionCube: El Guapo's board is sentient.


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* DirtyOldMan: A RunningGag in this series is Professor Xavier's creepy interest in the sex lives of young mutants, to the point that he ''just happened'' to have a suit prepared for Venus so that she could engage in sex.
* {{Doorstopper}}: The 2011 omnibus clocks in at over 1200 pages (the longest book Marvel has ever printed) and weighs almost eight pounds.


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* GettingTheBandBakcTogether: In the first arc, Venus has to rally the team back together after they split up.


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* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: When he first joined X-Force, Guy Smith at least tried to be a good guy, but between his depression over Edie's death, his realizations that Edie was not really as wonderful as he thinks, and his growing suspicions that his teammates are all self-absorbed assholes, Guy gets increasingly comfortable with doing terrible things.

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