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    The Original Five

The Original Five X-Men trained by Professor Charles Xavier, and brought forward out of their native time by Beast. The O5 find themselves confronted with the divided state of the X-men in the present day, and with Beast unable to send them back again are trapped in a world that is no longer their own, with no knowing how their absence from history will affect the future.

  • Fusion Dance: Of a sort when they finally went back to the past and had their memories erased. While in the present they led different lives thus becoming different people from their future selves. When they returned they had their memories erased but then, their present day counterparts gained those memories essentially becoming an amalgam of of two of the same person. This really has only been explored with Cyclops who has a much more well adjusted personality due to his younger self having friends in the Champions and Jean who has inherited her younger selfs Character Development and application of her abilities.

Cyclops/Scott Summers

This page is for O5 Cyclops only. For tropes pertaining to his adult self, please see his page.

The field leader of the X-Men, Cyclops is shocked to discover that in the future he is destined to kill the man he viewed as a father, and it was Scott in particular whom Beast was targeting with his plan to bring the O5 forward in time. The young Scott now finds himself burdened and judged by the actions of his adult self.

  • The Ace: This is the past version of Scott Summers. The guy who led the entire mutant race after M-Day, the 'General of the Mutants', who easily Out-Gambitted Norman Osborn during Dark Reign, and was so impressive a leader that both Magneto and freaking Namor unhesitatingly pledged him their allegiance and followed his orders (which, since Magneto is renowned for not listening to anybody and Namor is renowned for not listening to anyone but Captain America himself, is one hell of an achievement). Not to mention his extremely powerful and accurate concussive force beams that shoot out of his eyes.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Sometimes despairs of his dad's stroking of his own ego.
  • Chick Magnet: Something that he still has in common with his older self. He's caught the eye of a space pirate's daughter, X-23, Bloodstorm, and of course, Jean Grey.
  • Evil Feels Good: He's troubled by this when he joins his father in space. At one point he's forced to pose as a ruthless pirate to stay alive and keep his father alive, but he starts to find himself enjoying the pirate lifestyle. His father tries to assure him it's normal, but he still feels uncomfortable about it.
  • Eye Beams: Like his future self, he can shoot energy beams from his eyes.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Zigzagged. At first, he has a strong dislike of his adult self, but slowly he learns that what he was told about him isn't quite true and learns to respect his future self. By the time of volume 2, however, Scott outright despises his older self, considering him a monster and a supervillain over whatever it is that Cyclops did. Then he learns his older self didn't do anything, but he died from M-Pox and was framed by Emma Frost, and Scott doesn't hate himself or his adult self anymore.
  • Guile Hero: Proves to be an effective one when he goes solo; though given the situations he ends up in, he'd need to be one.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: He fantasizes about hooking up with Laura and the Stepford Cuckoos. He also finds Hepzibah, his dad's girlfriend, uncomfortably attractive. And then, there's Jean, as per usual.
  • The Leader: At first. Eventually, he cedes this position to Jean, though he retains a number of the characteristics.
  • Oh, Crap!: Is terrified when he runs into a version of Emma Frost, after several very bad experiences. Fortunately, it's a version of the Generation X-era Emma, who isn't evil and isn't interested in him.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Develops into this with Laura, something helped by the fact that they think in very similar ways, about threat analysis in particular, and occasionally have trouble emoting.
  • The Spock: For which he is constantly teased by his teammates.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Perpetually with Jean. It's mutual but complicated due to finding they ended up together but their relationship got ruined, though it does eventually get resolved at the end of X-Men Blue.

Marvel Girl/Jean Grey

This page is for O5 Jean Grey only. For tropes pertaining to her adult self, please see her page.

Jean Grey arrives in the future to discover she will fall in love with and marry Cyclops, and also that she is destined to wield the Phoenix Force, go mad, kill one planet worth of people and die twice. She is also confronted with the fact Scott cheated on her even though she was technically faithful. Of all the O5, she is the most reluctant to return home having seen what is to become with her, a prospect she fears immensely. Jean leaves the team during the time skip after Secret Wars and returns to lead the X-Men: Blue team.

  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Jean's telepathy manifests far earlier for her than it did originally because Beast removed her from the influence of Xavier, who had suppressed it until she was older. After that, Jean at first displays difficulty controlling her telepathy, leading to her hearing thoughts ranging from the uncomfortable (such as Teen Hank's feelings for her) to the outright horrifying (what the Purifiers did to Laura). She gets better as time goes on, and more used to people's minds, with Miles Morales explicitly remarking to Ganke (who's horrified at the prospect that she might be reading his mind) when the O5 wind up in the Ultimate Universe that he thought that himself, but "she has apparently seen and heard it all."
  • Action Girl: What she became with time. Jean is highly capable of defending herself and others whenever the time calls for it. She proves to be the most powerful of the Teen X-Men, psychically flattening the Supreme Intelligence of the Kree Empire and several dozen Kree accusers in one shot, overpowering Gladiator and, without her telepathy, wiping the floor with the Blob.
  • Anti-Hero: Jean is more antiheroic than her future self, more callous with her mind-reading and far more troubled. She gets better as time goes by and she gets a better handle on her powers, becoming more like her classic All-Loving Heroine self.
  • Badass and Child Duo:
  • Betty and Veronica: While it wasn't drawn out for particularly long, she was the Betty to X23's Veronica with Teen!Scott, with Jean visibly jealous when she noted that Scott and Laura were mutually attracted.
  • Character Development: She goes from scared kid terrified of her own future and her own powers, barely more than a basic telekinetic and a profoundly inexperienced telepath, to discovering a whole new level to her powers and escaping a supposedly inescapable restraining Shi'ar bubble while taking out about half the Imperial Guard in one shot, before going toe to toe with freaking Gladiator and coming out honours even. As of her solo series and X-Men Blue, she gains the confidence to lead the X-Men, as well as striking out on her own and learning how to take on the Phoenix - which is apparently coming to merge with her whether she likes it or not. To top it all off, she later bullies the Phoenix into resurrecting her after it killed her in Phoenix Resurrection. She also apparently dies again when absorbed by the Poison Hive... which she ends up vaporising from the inside and reconstructing her body from remnants of her genetic material. And after that, she becomes much more comfortable with life, thanks to her worst nightmare having passed her by.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Though she's trying to keep a low profile at the start of Extraordinary X-Men and turned down a chance to join the titular team in favour of going to college, intent on studying and enjoying life with her new boyfriend, she can't let bad stuff pass. In issue 2 when she sees someone who does not look human (assumed by all to be a mutant, but actually an Inhuman) being beaten up by a gang. Her boyfriend, proving to be mutant-phobic, tells her to leave the mutie. Jean informs him that he's in for a nasty surprise and starts kicking butt.
  • Civvie Spandex: Her costume in her solo series and X-Men Blue, though she doesn't always wear the jacket.
  • Death Is Cheap: Deconstructed, because she's actually genuinely horrified that her future self has died more than once.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: After the Phoenix Force kills her she winds up in the White Hot Room and berates the cosmic entity for picking a fight with her, half blackmailing and half annoying it into resurrecting her.
  • Dirty Mind-Reading: Regularly hears how attracted everyone is to her, like her Ultimate counterpart. She's had a conversation with Scott about how irritating it can be.
  • Dude Magnet:
    • This aspect of her character is discussed, with all of the O5 but Bobby practically falling over her (until Angel hooks up with Laura, anyway), and Emma Frost making dry references to her being 'the cute, fresh-faced redhead that turns every man's head'.
    • In the Ultimates universe, she met Miles Morales for only a few hours and he was already crushing hard on her. Also, Ganke, which precipitates Miles's remark that she has apparently seen and heard it all, psychically speaking, and she's comfortable enough to mess with him about.
    • She even gets older Cyclops's attention, though mostly in respect to his nostalgia — she's the way she was when he first fell in love with her — and when she does make a move on him, he shuts it down gently, but very firmly.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She has shorter hair in her solo series. Supposedly to distinct herself from her future self.
  • Fiery Redhead: As hot-tempered as ever, something often made worse by her Power Incontinence, the trauma of her future self's experiences and all the weight that gets dropped on her shoulders. She gets better as time goes on.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her original costume and second costume.
  • Future Me Scares Me: She really doesn't want to become her adult self, seeing her fate as a Bad Future. She even makes this very clear to her adult self's ghost, though the two eventually come to terms with each other and actually get on quite well (Adult Jean getting her own body back helped).
    Adult Jean: How do you think I got ready?! How do you think I became me?!
    Teen Jean: I don't want to be you! Why would anybody ever want to be you?!
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one when she sees what happens to her future self. Later she has an even worse one after Teen Angel leaves to join Modern Cyclops.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In her solo series where she finally met Hope, both of them remark how they can't understand why some people consider them identical... while looking more or less identical and speaking in unison.
  • I Am a Monster: She said this when she's prosecuted by Shi'ar Empire for the crimes of the Dark Phoenix.
  • Identical Stranger: To Hope Summers, though both claim that they can't see the resemblance.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Tries living the life of an ordinary college student at the start of Extraordinary X-Men, flirting with a guy in her class. As per usual, Chronic Hero Syndrome means that it doesn't stick, and her would-be boyfriend is mutant-phobic.
  • The Leader: Assumes this role to the O5, especially after Scott travels into space, and even after his return.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Several examples.
    • She and Teen Scott were in love until they got to the future. Now she's not so sure she wants him anymore given what she knows about who/what he grows up to be, while he's still smitten, thinking that their eventual wedding is "proof" they're supposed to be together. Eventually, they hook up.
    • She and Teen Hank kiss. She instigated it on top of that. The events of Battle of the Atom cause a little fallout. At the end of the first volume they give an actual relationship a try, but she ultimately decides they're Better as Friends during the Time Skip.
    • She and Teen Angel have a moment when he catches her when she's falling.
    • She also seems to be attracted to Modern Scott, but he quickly says it can't ever happen. Ever.
    • Jean was visibly jealous of Scott's attraction to X-23, especially when it was subtly implied to be reciprocated by Laura. Her relief when Laura and Warren began dating instead was palpable.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: She reads the Purifiers' minds to learn just how messed up they are towards mutants and their hate crimes. She's also left quite disturbed when she reads part of Laura's mind, and learns about the things that were done to her (Kitty did warn her not to read Laura, though).
  • Mind over Manners: Jean's telepathy shows up unexpectedly due to the stress of seeing the future and knowing her future self dies (more than once). Kitty has to repeatedly remind her it's considered extremely impolite to read minds without permission. Jean apologizes, but her curiosity gets the better of her quite a bit. Sometimes Hilarity Ensues, sometimes it leads to awkward moments, but most times she can't believe what people have done. She's getting better by the time she meets Miles Morales, and later expresses genuine gratitude to Xavier's Antagonistic Offspring (leader of the Future Brotherhood) for reminding her why this is so important with his rampant abuse of his own considerable Psychic Powers.
  • Mind Rape: She tried to do it on Teen Angel again in Issue 11, but the Stepford Triplets stop her.
  • Most Common Superpower: Depending on the Artist... even though she's still a teenager. Mostly, however, she's drawn with a more realistic build.
  • New Super Power: During the Trial of Jean Grey arc she learns how to combine her telepathy and telekinesis to absorb psychic energy and convert it to power. This makes her entire body glow pinkish purple. It becomes her signature manoeuvre when she's about to pull off something big, using it to stalemate Gladiator, destroy the Poisons, and stun freaking Galactus - though for context, he was occupied with Phoenix at the time and she hit him in the back, it only seemed to knock him over/surprise him, and she did need to draw on his power, her older Phoenix self's power, and that of the planet and people below to do it.
  • Nice Girl: Following a bit of Character Development.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • She actually winds up bonding with Emma Frost of all people, before Emma's Sanity Slippage kicked in. Magik outright states that this is one of the most disturbing things she's ever seen, which is saying a lot.
    Irma Cuckoo: Jean Grey and Emma Frost are friends now.
    Illyana Rasputin: That is the scariest thing I've ever heard. And I grew up in hell, literally.
    • Later with Old Man Logan in Extraordinary X-Men.
    • And even later with Magneto in X-Men Blue. This is particularly strange since she came from a time when Magneto was a raving mutant supremacist who tried to kill them, not the complex Anti-Hero/Anti-Villain he has become, and neither of them entirely trusts the other (or rather, both of them are keeping secrets). Nevertheless, they're both cordial, aware of their dynamic, and Magneto treats her as more of a respected peer than a student, explicitly stating that while he is overseeing their operation and acting as mission control, they're not his students.
  • Parental Substitute: Hilariously, her adult self becomes this, partially as a ghost when haunting Teen Jean and exhorting her to grow up, then more so once she gets her own body back after Phoenix Resurrection, to the point of making pointed comments about Teen Jean's champagne consumption at Piotr and Kitty's abortive wedding, which Teen Jean refers to as "momming" her - and instead suggests that she do so to Rachel, her/their actual daughter, who's standing between them and is developing an understandable headache.
  • Power Glows: Her new powers make her glow violet-purple with psionic energy.
  • Power Incontinence: Specifically, her telepathy. It's not clear how much this is true or if it's an excuse (probably the former going by the way it sometimes happens with her telekinesis too), but she doesn't have her future self's level of control over it and, until Emma Frost gets over most of her issues, none of her teachers are actual psychics. She eventually gets better.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Her costume in Extraordinary X-Men. Best seen here.
  • Psychic Powers: As per usual, except that her telepathy is jumpstarted by time travel and consequently has trouble controlling it - at first.
  • Sensual Spandex: Semi-regularly, particularly as drawn in X-Men: Blue.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Manages this in her solo series, when fighting alongside the Odinson and being frustrated at the lack of a 'big frigging magic hammer'. When she accidentally creates a large warhammer from her powers, in the same vein as Psylocke's psi-weapons, she asks, startled, what it is. Odinson replies somewhat drily that it looks to him like 'a big frigging magic hammer.' She then gets tutelage in this from Betsy Braddock, an expert in the art.
  • Super Weight:
    • Starts at a high Type 2, quickly progressing to solid Type 3, then, following The Trial of Jean Grey, seems to have settled at high Type 3/low Type 4.
    • Following Secret Wars (2015), as demonstrated in her solo series and the Generations one-shot - in the former, she fights the Phoenix (ultimately unsuccessfully except actually kind of successfully. She sort of bullies it into resurrecting her), and in the latter, she stunned Galactus (granted, she drained the power to do it from everyone and everything around her, including Phoenix!Jean, the planet they were on, and Galactus himself). While it mostly surprised him, it also earned his respect.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: She's from the past and Rachel is from the future, so it's a given. Rachel even calls her "Baby Momma" sometimes (and gets an understandable headache at Kitty and Piotr's abortive wedding when Adult Jean starts "momming" Teen Jean about underage champagne drinking, while Teen Jean argues that she should be doing it to Rachel instead). Let's not even talk about Cable.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • For Hope Summers, who is a Suspiciously Similar Substitute for the still-deceased Modern Jean Grey. Once Hope's storyline needed reason to exist was over, she was taken out of the main X-Men comic books and was "transferred" to Uncanny X-Force to reunite with her adopted father Cable, and Teen Jean appears to take her place. Just like Hope, Teen Jean is a teenaged girl raised in a different time (this time though, the past) who has the traditional Jean Grey look, has a similar personality and tendency to be a brat (at first), has a lot of story focus with the bulk of the current conflict in the books revolving around her presence, and is slowly learning just how powerful she is. In short, Jean Grey is the Suspiciously Similar Substitute to her own Suspiciously Similar Substitute.
    • The two eventually meet in Jean Grey and, ironically Speak in Unison when remarking that they can't understand why people think they look alike (despite looking identical). Of course, Jean also has shorter hair by this time, so they don't look that identical.
  • Swapped Roles: Kitty Pryde, who was 13 and a half when she joined the X-Men, studied under Jean and learned techniques for handling telepathic issues. Now she's an adult, teaching 16-year-old Jean from the past those same techniques.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from scared teenager to someone who goes toe to toe with Gladiator, grudgingly impresses Namor, stuns (an admittedly otherwise occupied) Galactus, and winds up bullying the Phoenix into resurrecting her.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Due to her Trauma Conga Line, she brainwashes Warren into submission twice! And now in Battle of the Atom she manipulates Teen Scott by flattering him (after kissing Hank) to help her stay in the present, which might cause a Bad Future (events would prove that this was the right decision, if not made for the right reasons). She gets better afterwards.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Once she gets a handle on her telepathy, she develops back into her usual Nice Girl self.
  • Trauma Conga Line:
    • Jean, a 16 year old girl, has her powers blooming early, with her attempts to deal with Power Incontinence adding to her troubles. She finds out she is going to die (repeatedly) and is, as far as she knows, still dead, while her teammates survive to the current day.
    • And then she finds out that her future self (as in her future self if she stays in the present) is insane and evil, then saw her die, then find out that she might just have been a psychic projection all along and then she gets kidnapped by the Shi'ar Imperial Guard and put in front of a Kangaroo Court.
  • Troubled, but Cute: A rare female example. She gets better.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Perpetually, with Scott. It is, of course, mutual. In Issue 36 of X-Men: Blue, it is finally resolved.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: She's an extremely powerful telekinetic and telepath, but she has difficulty co-ordinating the two abilities in the heat of battle and so she got punked by the Wrecking Crew in Japan. She's also a hot-head and sometimes thinks with her fists, she got called on it by a Goblin Queen-incarnation of Madelyne Pryor: "Sweetie, that's why we have powers" (before blasting Jean after Jean tried to punch her). In her solo series, she goes to everyone (Namor, Odinson, and Psylocke, among others, though she also gets help from Doctor Strange - an attempted exorcism of the ghost of her adult self - and then, unwanted, her adult self who hangs around afterwards) for tutelage and advice, and learns how to use her powers much more effectively.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Teenage Scott and Jean are stuck in the "unresolved sexual tension" phase due to the way their adult counterparts ruined their marriage. At the end of X-Men: Blue, they eventually resolve it.
  • Youthful Freckles: Sometimes depicted as having them, depending on the artist.

Beast/Henry McCoy

The younger version of the Beast who brought the O5 forward in time, and who found his future self's further mutated appearance to be quite a shock.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually aimed at Bobby.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: In regards to Jean, who seemed to at first reciprocate his interest (once she realised it), but instead ended up drifting back towards Scott. He's fairly matter-of-fact about it, in the end, eventually remarking sympathetically to Bloodstorm - who had a similar interest in/was close to Scott - that he's been there and that nothing seems to keep Scott and Jean apart for long.
  • Horned Humanoid: His Black Magic-induced "Beast" or "Demon" form is distinguishable from the older Beast by its white fur and its demonic horns.
  • Human Resources: Steals the heart of a Wendigo for magical purposes.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Blue makes clear he feels like second (or possibly third or fourth) best in Jean's eyes to Scott.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: The technology of the future is so far beyond him that he's willing to tamper with forces beyond his control just to feel special again. He at least realises this and vows to cut it out.
    • And later on he starts dabbling with magic and repeats the same mistakes over again.
  • Insufferable Genius: It's Beast. However cracks start to appear in his facade in Volume 2, as he feels increasingly left behind and useless in the era of 21st century technology, especially with the level of tech that superheroes and villains alike have access to. Particularly after his failure to rescue Scott from Toad. He's smarter than the average person with it, but its not good enough anymore.
  • Jerkass: In #8 Hank approaches Doctor Strange to ask for his help sending the O5 back to their rightful time... while openly insulting him and disparaging magic to his face. Strange's reaction is less offence more, 'oh blessed Vishanti, here we go again'.
  • My Greatest Failure: His confidence is severely rocked when Scott is nearly killed by Toad, and he made several blunders that helped exacerbate the situation.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In the Apocalypse Wars crossover with Extraordinary X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, it's revealed that the reason En Sabah Nur became Apocalypse is because Hank got captured in the past by his father. En Sabah Nur, who Used to Be a Sweet Kid, selflessly attempted to rescue him rather than make good his own escape, and ended up being captured in the process. Evan tried to go back for him to save both En Sabah and the world from what he would become, but Hank forcibly returns them both to their own time, abandoning the boy to his fate. Of course, this could be a stable time loop, so he might not have had much choice.
    • Tampering with magic leads to him literally opening a Hellgate that results in their RV being destroyed.
      • And by Issue #12 siding with the Goblin Queen for forbidden knowledge ends up leaving him doing this again.
  • Science vs. Magic: Hank is very firmly rooted on the Science side of the conflict, and outright plays the Magic Is Cheating angle in a conversation with Dr. Strange. Later on he tries to merge them... it doesn't go well.
    • Though, by X-Men Blue #1 he has shown the ability to use magic and scan for magical signatures, so he's been making progress.
  • The Smart Guy: Fills this role on the team. Much like his older self, he's hard at work trying to unravel the mystery of why they're unable to return to their own time. He later claims that he figured out why it happened: the universe essentially filled in the gap their presence made, replacing them. This turns out not to be the case, however.

Angel/Warren Worthington III

Much like Jean, Angel arrives in the future to find himself subjected to a bad fate, but rather than fearing returning to the past, Warren initially is the most eager to return to where they belong. His lingering questions of just what happened to his future self continue to plague him, and again like Jean, he's determined to do whatever he needs to to avoid that fate. Unfortunately, he seems to be just repeating the mistakes of the past, albeit in new and interesting ways.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: His fiery wings look impressive, but aren't always helpful. Like, for example, when the X-Men are in snowy woods, and the fire is melting everything around them (never mind the problem of trees and fire). Or when he sets a bar they're in on fire.
  • Battle Couple: With Laura in All-New X-Men volume 2. Ish. They work together to track down the Ghosts of Cyclops, but Warren ends up more concerned about Laura's well-being than getting the job done.
  • The Chick: When paired up with Laura in All-New X-Men volume 2. Both as teammates and in their relationship.
  • Designated Hero: In his relationship with Wolverine. The conflict is written in such a way that the reader is supposed to be taking Warren's side, because Laura's increasing recklessness doesn't take into account Warren's feelings and worries for her safety. Then in issue 6, when he finally cuts loose to deal with Blob, the reader is treated to an extended inner monologue of Warren ranting about how he understands Laura better than she thinks and about his own inner darkness he struggles to hold at bay. However it all falls flat because the only way the conflict even works to begin with is that Laura is written out of character, when normally she wouldn't be so reckless. X-23 fans are also quick to point out Warren's privileged upbringing, having grown up wealthy with a good family, while Laura was born in a lab and endured constant torture and physical and emotional abuse, to say nothing of the Trauma Conga Line to follow. To most readers it just makes Warren look like a whiny hypocrite, and his efforts to force Laura to change — especially by outright breaking up with her after having her skull crushed by Blob — border on downright abusive.
  • Domestic Abuse: Turns out to have serious shades of this: he's constantly harping on Laura about her actions, trivializes the hell she's been through all her life, berates her in front of their friends and teammates over her actions, and his first act after she gets her head pounded into mush by the Blob is to break up with her. In the middle of the fight. Afterwards he then ignores her entirely. And then it turns out that he's been going around behind Laura's back doing everything he was berating her for - though in the latter case, she calls him out hard for it, and he admits that the Black Vortex wings are driving him mad.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: All but stated to be the reason for his Jerkass behaviour following his Black Vortex empowerment.
  • Future Me Scares Me: He's probably the most disturbed by what happens to him in the future, mostly because people don't seem to really care as much as they do about what happens to Jean and Scott (though admittedly, even Archangel is small potatoes compared to the Dark Phoenix). When given the chance, he deliberately changes himself as much as he can from his future self. Ironically, though, it seems that he's just turning himself into him, going about it in a different way, which is not lost on anyone around him.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Warren is extremely disturbed by his future self, especially because no one seems to want to tell him what happened. When offered a chance to change his future by embracing the Black Vortex, he leaps at the opportunity. Even though by doing so he more or less did exactly what eventually lead to his original future.note 
    • It gets worse in Volume 2, when in issue 6 he has a monologue rant that Laura thinks he doesn't understand what it is to have a dark side he can barely control, when he chose to take on the Vortex in the first place, even after he saw what it did to Beast.
      • Laura finally calls him out on it in issue 12, when she discovers that Warren's Power Incontinence since his upgrades means he has to unleash his powers or else they'll burn him up. It turns out he's been sneaking off behind her back doing the exact same things he was yelling at her in front of their friends for. Warren does have the decency to fess up and acknowledge that accepting the Vortex was a mistake.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He finally stops screwing around and cuts loose on Blob in issue 6. He completely tears him apart when he does, reminding everyone just how freakin' powerful he is since his cosmic upgrade.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In issues 1 and 2 of the second volume he's a tad...eager to "rescue" Laura when she's in danger of being injured. Even though her Healing Factor allows her to shrug it off. It ends up letting the Ghosts of Cyclops escape when he's more concerned about (unnecessarily) saving her than dealing with the situation at hand.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Claims this with Laura in issue 6, when he mentally rants about her recklessness and belief he doesn't understand what it is to have a dark side requiring great discipline to control. It falls flat considering their wildly different backgrounds (his was one of wealth and privilege, Laura's was one of abuse, torture, and loss), and the fact that Warren consciously chose the Vortex all because he was freaked out about the future, while Laura rejected its power.
  • Pent-Up Power Peril: In issue 12 of the second volume of All-New X-Men, Warren reveals that his Vortex upgrades are actually burning him up from the inside (whether literally or figuratively wasn't made clear), and the only relief is for him to unleash them.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Warren's role in volume 2 is pretty much relegated to worrying and/or griping about Laura constantly charging head-first into danger without thinking. He's also her taxi.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With X-23. No matter how strong or not their relationship is, it will ultimately end because at some point he must return to his own time. Their final breakup doesn't even occur on panel, and when he does return home they don't even say goodbye.
  • Time-Travel Romance: He and X23 are romantically involved.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After being cosmically enhanced by The Black Vortex, Warren may be even more powerful than he was as Archangel.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After the same cosmic enhancement, which is steadily twisting him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He seems to have developed some common sense/niceness following his and Laura's break-up.
  • Winged Humanoid: Unlike his future self, his wings are organic. At least, until the Black Vortex happens. They get replaced with Mimic's feathery wings by Kid Cable in Extermination, in preparation for the O5 being sent back.

Iceman/Robert "Bobby" Drake

The youngest of the O5, and also the one who takes his presence in the future the most in stride and has the easiest time adjusting. His childishness and the fact that of all the O5 he actually has a much less traumatizing future in store/by far the best adjusted future counterpart certainly helps.

  • Angst? What Angst?: Of all the O5, Bobby has the least trouble adjusting to the new time period.
  • Armored Closet Gay: Revealed as such when Jean confronts him. His frequent catcalling and childish attitude towards women is revealed to be a way for him to repress his sexuality as much as he can. Given his future self has had a terrible dating history, it's pointed out that this is likely because of his actual orientation.
  • The Brute: He learned how to take on the Ice Thing form that his evil Brotherhood counterpart used.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: With Angel after his Vortex wings power-up, and especially with Oya, who seems to control temperatures better than him. Bobby gets a bit jealous of her abilities.
  • Me's a Crowd: Learns how to do this from watching his older self.
  • Straight Gay: Ultimately revealed as such.
  • Snowlems: Unlike his icy future self, but just like his earliest appearances, he looks like he's made of snow.
    • When he winds up in the Ultimate Universe, he manages to copy his present self's Me's a Crowd trick.
  • Touched by Vorlons: He submitted the Black Vortex, then gave up the power after the crisis, but was left with the organic ice form he wouldn't have developed for years. It's implied that he simply didn't know how before, but picked it up once he knew how, as he did with the Me's a Crowd and Ice Thing tricks.
  • The Watson: He's the one who just blurts out his astonishment at all the changes in the X-Men's universe, generally in the form of a question.

    Other Team Members 

Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde

For tropes pertaining to Kitty in general, see her page.

Kitty acts as the leader and teacher of the O5, a reverse of the relationship she experienced with them when she first came to the school. She departs the team after getting engaged to Peter Quill.

X-23/Wolverine/Laura Kinney

For tropes pertaining to X-23 in general, please see her page.

The Opposite-Sex Clone of Wolverine, X-23 joins the O5 after they rescue her from pursuit by the Purifiers in the aftermath of her experiences on Murderworld. Following the events of Secret Wars she has taken up the Wolverine name.

Evan Sabahnur/En Sabah Nur/Genesis

A clone of Apocalypse, created by Fantomex after he murders a younger version of En Sabah Nur to prevent the powerful mutant from returning to power. Evan is subsequently raised to be a good person, and continues to struggle with the judgement of the others who fear what he might become. He joins the team after Secret Wars.

See X-Men: Xavier Institute

Oya/Idie Okonkwo

One of the mutants who manifested after M-Day, and a former member of Hope's Five Lights. She has powers of temperature manipulation, and has long been conflicted over the nature of her abilities. Idie joins the team in the aftermath of Secret Wars.See Generation Hope


A bamf hanging out in Hank's trailer. He ends up primarily hanging around with Jean.

  • Big Eater: It takes a lot of food to power his teleporting.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's a bamf, so it goes with the territory.
  • Smarter Than You Look: When Jean says goodbye to him, talking about unfinished business, he promptly teleports onto her shoulder and then bamfs her over to Scott, and they resolve their UST.
  • Team Pet: He's the O5's ride when they need to travel faster than they can drive in the van, and later becomes Jean's when she goes solo.
  • Teleportation: Like all the bamfs, he possesses Nightcrawler's ability to teleport.

Jimmy Hudson

Earth-1610 Logan's son with Magda, who was raised by the Hudsons in Florida, in the Ultimate Universe. He ended up stranded in the 616-Universe and taken in by the team.

See Ultimate X-Men

    The Future Brotherhood

A new Brotherhood of Mutants, who came back from the future to forcibly return the O5 to their own time.

  • Depending on the Writer: Whether they're legitimately working together or just brainwashed into it. Battle of the Atom goes with the former. Bendis's later writing went with the latter, but Blue goes back to the first instead.
  • Uncertain Doom: At the end of the "Cross-Time Capers" storyline, Magneto confronts them before they go back in time again. He intends to do "what the X-Men would not" in order to end the Brotherhood's threat. The issue ends right after that, leaving the Brotherhood's fate ambiguous, but it is heavily implied that Magneto planned to kill them all.

Charles Xavier II

The son of Charles Xavier and Mystique, Xavier is the leader of the Future Brotherhood, who has all the powers of his father.

  • Boisterous Weakling: For all his talk, he's not got his father's telepathic mojo. Teen Jean is able to keep him out with no real problem - though it should be noted Teen Jean is monstrously powerful, and once she realises it, her main issue is a lack of control/experience, and he managed to simultaneously fight her and overpower Emma Frost and the Cuckoos. Additionally, it also turns out that he's simultaneously brainwashing his Brotherhood save for Raze and possibly maintaining the psychic construct of Xorn as well as everything else, he actually stacks up reasonably well.
  • Entitled Bastard: He's convinced himself that being the son of Charles Xavier gives him the final say regarding the fate of mutantkind.
  • Evil Cripple: Future Colossus severs Xavier's spine with his Soul Sword, ironically leaving him crippled as his father was. By the time of Blue, he's managed to heal himself.
  • Hypocrite: He claims the X-Man have "made a mockery" of his father's legacy, yet he freely indulges in things the original Charles Xavier would never do, such as mind-controlling people to kill each other, or brainwashing his Brotherhood into following him, and ultimately brainwashing his own father. In Blue, he claims the X-Men don't have the right to speak for his father, despite the fact that he never even knew the man.
  • Manipulative Bastard: It turns out only Raze was with him willingly; the other members were either brainwashed or psychic constructions.
  • Never My Fault: In Blue, he says that really, the mass murder he and his Brotherhood keep causing is the X-Men's fault for stopping him.
  • Never Recycle Your Schemes: Averted, he keeps trying the exact same plan over and over, just moving to different times whenever the last plan fails.
  • Pretender Diss: In Blue, everyone, including two different versions of Magneto, tell him he's nothing compared to his dad.
  • Retcon: In Battle of the Atom Xavier claims to be Charles Xavier's grandson. However when he returns later he reveals that he's actually Xavier's son. Word of Bendis is that he was intended to be Xavier's son in Battle of the Atom before Executive Meddling forced him to revise this.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Claims this is the reason he's traveled into the past in Battle of the Atom, and that the presence of the O5 in the present leads to a Bad Future. When the Brotherhood returns it turns out his entire motive was much more It's All About Me.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He starts to absolutely lose it in the second encounter with the X-Men when his plans for vengeance are foiled by Jean and X-23.


The shapeshifting son of Wolverine and Mystique, and half-brother of Xavier, Jr., possessing both of their mutations. He's the only member of the Brotherhood who has not been brainwashed and controlled by Xavier.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: He makes constant plays for dominance but although he can make really effective schemes his ego leads him to self-sabotage because he cannot help showing off to his opponents somehow.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: As Magneto points out in the No More Humans story, he had the X-Men dead to rights in his scheme to remove all humans and relocate oppressed mutants from parallel Earths, but blew it all tipping his hand to force a needless confrontation he expected to win exploiting something he couldn't possibly control in the Phoenix Force. All because he wanted to make a show of dominance to the refugee mutants.
  • It's All About Me: When Jean Grey reads his mind it's just a repetition of "me me me me and mine" with declarations that everything else can burn and die because everything else is nothing.
  • The Lancer: He's the right hand and half-brother of Xavier, Jr.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's the son of Mystique. It's In the Blood.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Unlike some other leaders of Brotherhoods it's increasingly transparent he couldn't care less about mutant rights or supremacy. Everything he does is just a twisted exercise in him showing off his success and dominating others.
  • Ominous Message from the Future/Fling a Light into the Future: Uses this after the Brotherhood is defeated in Battle of the Atom, sending himself a message afterwards that arrives before the Brotherhood puts their plans into motion that they're going to fail and recommending a new course of action. When they're defeated the second time it's hinted he tries to do it again. It straddles both tropes, as Raze sends a message from the universe's past to the future, but is then received by his past self before he travels through time.
  • Self-Made Orphan: At some point before meeting Xavier he killed and replaced Mystique.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Inherited a blend of both his parents' powers. His shapeshifting is said to be stronger than Mystique's, but his claws seem shorter than anyone else in his family.
  • Wolverine Claws: He inherited them from his father.

Xorn/Jean Grey

An adult version of O5 Jean Grey who never returned to her own time. Broken by her experiences and more than a little crazy, she's returned to the past with Xavier to try and force her younger self to return where she belongs.

  • Chained by Fashion: Xorn's outfit is covered in chains and padlocks.
  • Killed Off for Real: Maybe. Xorn was shown overloading and exploding at the end of Battle of the Atom, but then she returns during the Brotherhood's assault on the New Xavier School. At the end it's revealed the armor is empty, and it's never made clear whether she actually was killed in the previous encounter, that she never existed and was always a construct of Xavier's, or if her younger self changed history to prevent herself from becoming Xorn. Her reappearance in Blue doesn't help. Bloodstorm snaps her neck, but Xorn gets back up again, only to vanish in a flash of light later on in the fight.
  • No Ontological Inertia: After the Brotherhood is defeated the second time, Xorn removes her mask to reveal that she doesn't actually exist. It's never made clear whether this is because Xorn was killed at Cape Citadel, never existed and was always a psychic construct of Xavier's, or Jean learning to harness her powers responsibly during the second encounter changes her future, and she no longer grows up to become the violent and unstable woman who appeared in Battle of the Atom.
  • Power Incontinence: Xorn can't go longer than a few minutes without her mask, which regulate and control her powers.

Deadpool/Wade Wilson

For tropes pertaining to Deadpool in general, see his page.

The Merc with a Mouth has joined Xavier's New Brotherhood on their mission to forcibly send the O5 back to their original time by any means necessary. He's just as loony in the future as he is in the present.

Molly Hayes/Bruiser

For tropes pertaining to Molly in general, please see the page on the Runaways.

Once one of the Runaways, Molly retains her mutant powers of enhanced strength and durability. She's also grown very, very large, and lost her innocence along the way.

  • The Big Guy: Physically the largest and most powerful of the Brotherhood. She still has her enhanced strength and durability, as well.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Is actually being controlled by Xavier, and is not acting willingly.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Xavier's control over her is broken.
  • My God, What Have I Done?:Seems to be hit pretty hard with this briefly after the mind control is broken. Not hard to imagine when she has essentially been unwittingly fighting her childhood heroes.

Beast/Henry McCoy

A future version of the adult Hank McCoy, whose body has mutated even further and has grown obsessed with his failure to return the O5 to their proper time.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Is actually being controlled by Xavier, and is not acting willingly.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Xavier's control over him is broken.
  • Madness Mantra: Has a habit of muttering to himself while examining his board, desperately trying to figure out how to return the O5 home.
  • Sanity Slippage: Future!Beast isn't exactly in his right frame of mind due to his obsession over trying to figure out the timeline.

Ice Thing/Ice Hulk

Originally one of Ice Wizard (Future Bobby Drake)'s copies. He attained a crude sentience, and fell under the thrall of Xavier II.

  • An Ice Person: Has all the powers Iceman does.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Is actually being controlled by Xavier, and is not acting willingly.
  • The Brute: A near-mindless thug that can do little else but destroy.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Before they discovered the truth, both 05 and present day Bobby were horrified at the thought that they would end up as him.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Xavier's control over him is broken.
  • Monster Modesty: Wears a pair of shorts.
  • Retcon: In Battle Of The Atom, it was said that Xorn had ensnared his mind. This was later changed to Xavier.


    Ghosts of Cyclops

A gang of mutants in the Chicago area running around with Cyclops masks claiming to be following his example, but mostly that means harassing and beating up locals and stealing stuff.

  • Cult of Personality: They've built one around the adult Cyclops, however teen Scott notes it's just an excuse for general hooliganism.
  • What Would X Do?: While beating up Scott when he tries to interfere with their crime spree, and threatening a librarian who tries to come to his aid, the leader of the group asks "What would Cyclops do," not realizing that he is Cyclops (sorta).

Austin Deprez/Thirst





    Other Antagonists 

See X Men Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants

Fred Dukes/Blob

Once a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants, and one of the first foes the Original 5 X-Men fought. He lost his powers during House of M and spent some time addicted to MGH in an effort to get them back.

Mortimer Toynbee/Toad

Another of the original Brotherhood of Mutants, Toad attacks O5 Scott in the belief that he can prevent another mutant apocalypse by killing him in the aftermath of his adult counterpart's actions.