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Blink (Clarice Fergusson)
Leader of the Exiles, hailing from the original Age of Apocalypse. She is an acrobatic teleporter, capable of going as far as the Moon if she pushes herself.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has purple/lavender skin.
- Bad Present: Where she's from, Charles Xavier was murdered long before he could ever form the X-Men, and Apocalypse woke up early. He then proceeded to take over North America. Blink's family was killed in front of her.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Briefly, during Chris Claremont's run on Exiles (man likes his brainwashing).
- Break the Badass: After getting unceremoniously dumped from the Exiles, she wound up back in Franklin Grey's reality, where he eventually used her to kill the last remaining humans. It did a serious number on her for a time.
- Break the Cutie: Story of her life.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Blink is a master of humbling cosmic beings. She was the one who defeated the reality-devouring Time Eater and later on she and Nocturne managed to overcome three renegade Watchers.
- Facial Markings: Sports them.
- Fish out of Water: She's from one of the most dystopian realities out there, so she's not used to the conventions of Marvel universes. It's also the reason she's put in charge, after the team's disastrous first mission - her lack of familiarity with the usual major players of the Marvel U also means she has no opinions on them that might cloud her judgement.Blink: I haven't had real toilet paper since I was in prison.
Nocturne: You're going to be a bundle of laughs.
- Heroic RRoD: Can teleport as far as the Moon, but it'd take a hell of a lot out of her.
- Like Parent, Like Spouse: Was raised by blonde, muscular, clawed, bearded badass Sabretooth. Fell in love with blonde, muscular, clawed, bearded badass Mimic.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Though she doesn't know that, she is a descendant of none other than Apocalypse.
- Monochromatic Eyes: Hers are green. It's a family trait, going back to Victorian times.
- Most Common Superpower: Well-endowed.
- No-Sell: Blink's portals cannot teleport a Hulk. Blink only learns this after she tries 'porting him away and it hilariously has no effect.
- Non-Indicative Name: Her name comes from the sound made when she teleports.
- Parental Substitute: Sabretooth, of all people.
- Planar Champion: The Unseen has given her title of Champion (the rest of the Exiles are just her minions in his eyes) as it's her duty as the champion of the multiverses to guard existence from cosmic-level threats.
- Progressively Prettier: In a roundabout way. In the Phalanx Covenant X-Over that leads to the creation of Generation X, her colors were a bit dingier and her haircut... interesting. Then we meet the cute AOA Blink. When that version moves to Exiles, she basically becomes a pink supermodel with only the facial markings to remind you of Gen-X Blink. When Gen-X Blink returns in Regenesis, she is Exiles Blink with short hair in terms of both design and powers.
- Put on a Bus: Exiles Blink was first unceremoniously removed from the team early on, then took a leave of absence to recuperate from Mimic's death, among other unpleasant things. At the end of vol. 1, she apparently leaves for good, and doesn't return for all of New Exiles.
- Retcon: On her reappearance in Ahmed's Exiles run, she suddenly looks very different from how she did before, notably more like a person with actual Bahamian descent.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Spent a lot of her childhood being experimented on by Mr Sinister.
- Teleport Gun: The energy bolts/crystals (Depending on the Artist) she can fire function this way.
- Teleport Spam: Can rapidly use her Thinking Up Portals power.
- Thinking Up Portals: It was really hard to tell at first what she was doing that made a "bliiiink!" sound effect and resulted in shredded enemies (or non-enemies when it first activated, hence her reluctance to use it.) However, it turns out that this is her true power. In its unrefined state, it's bad news - imagine if, from your waist and above, every molecule in your body was transported a fraction of a centimeter to the left. Now imagine a dozen cuts like that through your body everywhere. Ouch. But Exiles Blink can create portals to any place she can think of, and with external help, even cross dimensions. She can also fling energy bolts that teleport the target where she wishes. Gen-X Blink can now use her powers in this way since her return.
- Training from Hell: Being an X-Man under Magneto's roof is far harsher than it would've been under Charles Xavier, but given the circumstances...
- Weaponized Teleportation: Portal Cut style Thinking Up Portals use.
Mimic (Calvin Rankin)
Originally a bitter teenager from a financially destitute family, Calvin Rankin was arrested on his first mission with the Brotherhood of Mutants, where he was approached by Professor X with the offer of joining the X-Men is lieu of prison-time. Eventually he began to lead the team, in a world where Mutants and superheroes in general are treated like royalty. He is nearly his own reality's Captain America, possessing the powers of five different mutants.
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: His reality is one of the best seen by far.
- Break the Cutie: Subtly goes through this over the course of the series. Because he came from a near-perfect universe, he was the most idealistic member of the team except for Morph, and had faith in the inherent goodness of the people they met and the possibility for peaceful resolutions. After many trips to universes of a more typical Marvel status quo, and seeing so many alternate versions of people he loved and respected twisted into bad guys, his attitude gradually shifts from "How can we make this right?" to "Just point me at whoever needs to get beat up today".
- Drowning My Sorrows: It's mentioned that he and his reality's Wolverine did this at one point when someone they cared about died.
- Former Teen Rebel: Calvin was an angry, angry young man. It took time with the X-Men to get him to soften up.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Has blonde hair, and is one of the most successful heroes of his reality.
- Killed Off for Real: As per the Anyone Can Die rule.
- Mistaken for Gay: While trying to copy Northstar's powers, he thought Cal was hitting on him.
- Never Gets Drunk: When he has Wolverine's healing factor, it takes a lot to get him drunk.
- Official Couple: With Blink.
- Old Shame: In-universe. He's not too proud of his time with the Champions, and especially his costume at the time.
- Only in It for the Money: Why he joined the Brotherhood in the first place.
- Power Parasite: A heroic version of this.
- Redemption Promotion: Started out as supervillain, just like in the main MU. Accepting the Xavier's offer to join X-Men eventually led him to become his world's greatest hero.
- Superpower Lottery: Can use pretty much any power he wants, including that of the Phoenix, but can only use five at a time, with the requirement that he spend an hour near whoever it is he wishes to copy if he wants them to be permanent, and at the cost of half the potency of the original.
- An Ice Person: From Iceman.
- Chrome Champion: When using Colossus's power.
- Eye Beams: From Cyclops.
- Flight: Started off with Angel's wings, then he copied Northstar's power.
- Flying Brick: His most consistent powerset, combining Beast, Colossus and Angel/Northstar.
- Healing Factor: From Wolverine, and later on from Deadpool.
- Playing with Fire: Courtesy of the Phoenix.
- Psychic Powers: From Jean Grey. Apparently he's still got some telepathy left.
- Winged Humanoid: Started the series with Angel's wings, but gave them up to fight Phoenix.
- Wolverine Claws: The bone claw version, naturally.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: For a while, he becomes moody and reclusive, due to seeing so many Cracksack Universes. It takes Clarice nearly getting turned into a Vi-Lock to snap him out of it... and then she gets sent away.
Morph (Kevin Sidney)
The shapeshifting comic relief of the team.
- Abhorrent Admirer: At first, Sunfire can't stand him and his antics. After a day spent together, they develop a friendship.
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: His equivalent in the 'main' universe died decades ago and hasn't returned. This guy has served in the New Mutants, the Avengers and the X-Men, and is one of the few members of the team to stay alive for the whole series.
- Break the Comedian: During a harrowing two-part issue, Mojo captures Morph in order to use him as his next big star, holding Nocturne hostage so he'll cooperate. After a whole issue of being a slave to the network, Morph loses his temper and attacks Mojo in a frenzy of deadly-serious shapes; if the Timebroker hadn't intervened, he'd have ended up killing the supervillain in cold blood. The end of this two-parter reveals that Morph has been left traumatized by the ordeal, blaming himself for getting Nocturne tortured. Suffice to say he requires a massive Cooldown Hug from Nocturne before they can leave, and even after that, he can't bring himself to be funny until the next issue.
- Demonic Possession: At the hands of Proteus, though he survives because of his unique body-structure.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Was very much interested in Mariko, who did not (and could not) reciprocate.
- Hidden Depths:
- Sure, he's a clown, but he's a smart clown. He has a degree in computer sciences, for one thing.
- He really hates cigarette ads, thanks to his mom's death by cancer.
- I Choose to Stay: Was offered the chance to go home, but he turned it down.
- Known Only by Their Nickname: Is only ever referred to as Morph.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Early on, the team try to ditch him while they have a day on the beach by having Sunfire ask him to tag along on lingerie shopping. Eventually, Morph reveals he figured out what they wanted pretty quickly.
- Objectshifting: Possesses near-limitless shapeshifting powers that not only allow him to transform into animals, humans and fellow superheroes, but also into objects with complex moving parts. At one point, he even turns himself into a catapult to drop water balloons on the rest of the team.
- Perpetually Protean: In the habit of changing shape and/or costume very frequently, sometimes from frame to frame - especially if he's in a playful mood, which is a lot.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Played with. Morph was very close to fellow Exile, Sunfire and actually fell in love with her but knew that a Relationship Upgrade was impossible due to Sunfire being a lesbian. As such, he was content with their status as best friends.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Sad Clown: His mother died when he was thirteen. The constant jokes came after, as an attempt to lighten his father's mood.
- Shapeshifting Trickster: Loves using his powers to play tricks on people: he turns into a catapult so he can dump a load of water balloons on sunbathers, he shapeshifts into a pretty woman so he can beguile a hotel desk clerk into giving him a free suite for his fellow team members, and he even transforms into John Travolta while out clubbing so he can drive the tabloids crazy.
- Technically Naked Shapeshifter: Really likes talking about how he's technically naked all the time, since his clothes are made out of himself.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can transform into pretty much anything. Man, woman, animal, vegetable or mineral.
- "Well Done, Son" Guy: Morph and his dad didn't get on very well due to all those jokes. However, once Morph joined the Avengers, his father's attitude lightened up.
Nocturne (Talia Josephine "T.J." Wagner)
The daughter of Nightcrawler and Scarlet Witch, she is able to fire hex bolts and also "possess" people for short periods of time. In her reality, Wolverine has lead the X-Men since the death of Professor X, and Cyclops is a supervillain.
- Daddy's Girl: Spends much more time with her father than her mother, to the extent that in a flashback we never see her mother even once.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her father's wit.
- Depending on the Artist: Whether she even had a tail or not. Eventually, it's stated she does have a tail, but it can retract.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Given that she inherited her daddy's feet, it's not surprising.
- Four Fingered Hand: Has two fingers and two toes, again like Nightcrawler.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Her default outfit tends to be a very skimpy leather sports bra and shorts, and little else.
- Hypocritical Humor: Grumbles about possessing a version of Storm because she "dressed like a tart". Never mind that T.J. tends to wear far less than that Storm did.
- Non-Indicative Name: Her powers don't have anything to do with the moon, or night. She got the name because the after-effect of her possessing folk is they get knocked out for around twelve hours.
- No-Sell: In the second reality the team visits, she chose to knock out that reality's Nightcrawler. He tried bamf-spamming to knock her out, but a childhood of playing piggyback on her dad means T.J. is immune.
- Put on a Bus: She got left behind on the regular Marvel universe.
- Replacement Goldfish: Dated Warpath back in her own reality, starts dating his 'brother' Thunderbird after she joins the Exiles.
- Tangled Family Tree: A given, with her parents. One half is the Darkholme tree, the other the horrific snarl that is the Maximoff-Lensherr line.
- Wall Crawling: Like her father.
- Yiddish as a Second Language: Uses tuchus to describe Mimic's tush at one point. But then, her grandfather on her mother's side is Jewish, and one of her mentors is Kitty Pryde.
The son of Magneto and Rogue, he was cursed with a combination of his parents' powers. He had his fathers magnetic abilities, but turned whoever he touched into metal. He died at the end of the team's first mission while containing the blast from an atomic bomb.
- Barrier Warrior: uses electromagnetic barriers in fights
- He used this to contain the atomic bomb that killed him
- Clingy Costume: Not by choice, though. It's what keeps him from killing everything he touches.
- Sacrificial Lamb: The first member of the team to die.
- Touch of Death: Anyone who touches his skin turns to metal
Thunderbird (John Proudstar)
An alternate reality version of the John Proudstar who was kidnapped by Apocalypse during his time with the X-Men and unwillingly transformed into one of his Four Horsemen, War.
- Abusive Parents: Papa Proudstar wasn't exactly a loving father beforehand, but he really wasn't happy about the fact that his son could wrestle buffalo to the ground.
- The Berserker: Apocalypse made him War for a reason. It takes a lot for him to reach his Rage-Breaking Point though.
- Cyborg: What Apocalypse turned him into, though he's still got some fleshy parts. He's got a lot of issues about it.
- Gentle Giant: Would love to be this, but he's still got anger issues.
- Official Couple: With Nocturne, though it takes time for them to get there.
- Put on a Bus: He was put into a coma when one mission required them to stop Galactus. The team were abruptly sent away before he recovered.
- Reforged into a Minion: Courtesy of Apocalypse.
- Super Strength: Started off at this, and after Apocalypse was done with him, he could match blows with the Hulk.
- The Bus Came Back: He eventually came out of his coma toward the end of the first volume... then he and Talia went right back on the bus.
Additional Team Members
Members were added to the team in the event that an existing member was fatally injured during the missions.
Sunfire (Mariko Yashida)
Hailing from an alternate universe in which she became Sunfire instead of Shiro Yoshida. She was a member of her reality's X-Men. She died fighting a brood controlled Mimic.
- Abusive Parents: Her parents were incredibly insistent she get married and have kids, and aren't exactly happy about her being a Mutant either. She eventually ran away from home because of their controlling attitude, but she still has nightmares about them coming after her.
- Characterization Marches On: In issue 3, she mentions Wolverine is kind of attractive. Later issues show she has absolutely no interest in men at all.
- Go-Go Enslavement: One reality had her magically zapped by an evil Callisto, winding up in a skimpy bikini and sandals.
- Jumped at the Call: If her dreams are any indication, she leapt at the chance to become an X-Man and get as far away as possible from her parents.
- Lipstick Lesbian
- Playing with Fire: Her superpower
Sasquatch (Dr. Heather Macdaniel)
Field leader, chief medical officer, and monstrous brute of the Canadian super team, Alpha Flight. Her power comes from Tanaraq, one of the Great Beasts, rather than from gamma radiation as she thought.
- De-power: Once Tanaraq is removed from her. She's not exactly sad to see her powers go.
- Drowning My Sorrows: When she thought the entire team died, her response was to get ludicrously drunk. The Timebreakers refused to intervene because they figured she'd either sober up or die, and didn't care which way.
- Genius Bruiser: The smartest member of the team, but she's usually only used for her muscle. She grumbles about it at one point."I know I'm the powerhouse, but let's divide up the chores, okay?"
- Happily Married: To her reality's version of Wolverine, for a time. Then afterward to James Hudson.
- Magic Pants: Very pointedly averted in her case. Every time she transforms, it leaves her without a shred of clothing (except, you know, bras).
- Mission Control: After the Exiles find the Panoptichron.
- Race Lift: Unlike her mainstream equivalent, she's black.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Quit when she thought her friends died and returned to her own reality.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns to her Mission Control job to oversee the new Exile squads when Morph contacts her for help.
- Shoot the Dog: Had to kill her first husband, Wolverine, when he went mad.
Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
An aggressive Russian sorceress with a short temper, who replaced Blink as the team teleporter.
- Cool Sword: Her soul-sword.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Couldn't bring herself to kill a version of Colossus, so this definitely applies.
- Hero Killer: Tried to kill one world's version of the Avengers. Which was the team's mission, but she had no scruples about doing it... until she realised one of them was a version of her big brother.
- Jerkass: Not remotely pleasant toward anyone.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Shows hints of some Hidden Depths towards Morph only to betray the team shortly afterwards.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Sided with King Hyperion, who promptly killed her.
- The Soulless: There's only one way you get a Soul-sword, after all...
- Token Evil Teammate: Had no reserves about killing to accomplish the mission.
- The Unfettered: Just wants to go home, but she has no reservations about what she has to do to get there.
Beak (Barnell Bohusk)
Replaced Nocturne when she was left in the 616 universeSee X-Men: 2000's Members
- Gondor Calls for Aid: While Hyperion rampaged through the Crystal Palace, Beak called on two alternate good Hyperions to take him down.
The queen of Atlantis, who conquered most of her world. Incredibly haughty and bad-tempered.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She's a deep blue.
- Beware the Superman: Took over most of her world's surface when they turned on their superpowered beings.
- Chainmail Bikini
- Does Not Like Shoes
- Non-Indicative Name: Isn't actually related to Namor at all.
- Smug Super: And she isn't afraid to show it.
- Stripperiffic: She only wears a bikini and panties combo.
- Super Strength: She can lift the Hulk over her head.
Sabretooth (Victor Creed)
Third leader of the Exiles, and an adoptive parent for Blink. Comes from Age of Apocalypse, where he was an X-Man.
See Weapon X (below)
The son of Apocalypse, and another survivor from the Age of Apocalypse, having fled into the 'main' Marvel universe, placed onto the team by King Hyperion, in the hope that he'd kill them.
- Arm Cannon: Has this kind of weapon.
- Clingy Costume: The armor he wears is all that's keeping him alive.
- The Dreaded: Blink is terrified of him.
- Killed Off for Real: Hyperion absorbs him.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He calls himself Holocaust, and routinely tries to live up to the name.
- Token Evil Teammate: Not actually a team-member, more an Enemy Mine.
A rebel warrior from Mojoworld, who has a history with the X-Men. Given to the team by Mojo in order for them to fight Proteus, and stayed on afterward.
Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O'Hara)
A version of Miguel O'Hara who joined the team after Proteus unmasked him.
- Back for the Dead: The original Miguel O'Hara finds him dead at the hands of the Inheritors during the beginning of the Spider-Verse event.
- Legacy Character: Like his mainstream counterpart
- Put on a Bus: At the end of vol 1, the team gets scattered across multiple realities. Miguel winds up at a beachside town where that reality's version of MJ Watson lives, and by the time the team finds him, he's settled down, so they decide to leave him there.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Uses "shock" a shocking (har-har) amount.
- Wall Crawl: He's a Spider-Man, after all.
- You Can't Go Home Again: With him being unmasked, he wasn't safe in his world, so he hung out with the Exiles.
Power Princess (Zarda)
A member of the Squadron Supreme. Joined the team to help them pursue and take down Proteus. Stayed for a while to keep an eye on the team and left to rejoin the Squadron Supreme when she was satisfied they could handle fixing realities without her.
See Squadron Supreme
Proteus (Kevin MacTaggert
Vicious reality-warping mutant from the House of M reality, who escaped his world thanks to the team's visit. After running amock through several worlds, he was brainwashing into thinking he was Morph... for a time.
- Accent Relapse: As a sign of Proteus's real personality reasserting itself, his Scottish accent starts coming back.
- Arc Villain: Of the "World Tour" arc, as the team pursue him in an attempt to stop him.
- Body Surf: As a result of his powers, his body burns out, forcing him to transfer his mind to another body, and another. Until he gets to Morph, whose physiology prevents him from burning out.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: The team borrows one of the Squadron Supreme's brainwashing devices and tricks him into wearing it, making him think he's Morph, as it's the only way to contain him.
- Hero Killer: He takes over Mimic's body and burns it out. Then he grabs an alternate version of Justice from New Universe, and Hulk 2099.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Killing Counter-Earth's Dorma wasn't because of any good will on his part, but she had been about to nuke the remaining humans out of sheer spite.
- Kryptonite Factor: Metal, which blocks his powers and any attempt to possess people. Except in Morph's body, as everyone only realizes after they've brainwashed him.
- Reality Warper: His powers. Fortunately, they're at least localised to where he is at that moment.
- Violent Glaswegian: Has the accent, and the nasty attitude.
Psylocke (Betsy Braddock)
The Psylocke of Earth-616, brought onto the team by Roma hacking the Crystal Palace systems.
The Sage from our 616 timeline.
Mystiq (Raphael-Raven Darkholme)
An alternate version of Mystique
- And I Must Scream: Last seen trapped in the Panoptichron
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Noticeably averted, as this version of Mystique is male and is unable to change genders when shapeshifting.
- Nice Guy: He's incredibly good-natured and cordial.
- Spear Counterpart: While Mystique is capable of transforming into other genders, she identifies as female. Mystiq identifies as male.
Rogue (Anna Raven)
Cat (Katherine Pryde)
- Killed Off for Real: She dies toward the end of New Exiles.
- My Skull Runneth Over: Starts seeing various other versions of herself as New Exiles goes on.
Gambit (Remy Lebeau)
After the Crystal Palace absorbed the New Exiles, a new recruitment process was established. These Exiles were pulled from their timelines a fraction of a second before they were killed. Morph plays the role of their Timebroker and Blink rounds out the team as their sixth member and teleporter. As revealed in the last issue, they are just one team out of many who are being recruited to fix the multiverse, with each new team having their own Timebroker and a veteran Exile to lead them
- You Can't Go Home Again: Unlike the veteran Exiles, who are able to return to their home timelines now that they have control over the Panoptichron, these Exiles can't return without risking destabilizing their timelines. Also, the fact that they're supposed to be dead prevents them from returning without potentially causing great distress to their friends and family.
- Happily Married: To his reality's Storm.
Beast (Henry McCoy)
- Straight Gay: In a relationship with his reality's Wonder Man.
Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
- Dead Person Impersonation: The last issue reveals she is secretly the alternate Wanda from the team's first mission, having replaced the team's original Wanda after the latter was killed.
Polaris (Lorna Dane)
The other reality-hopping team, sent to do the tasks the Exiles can't or won't do. As a result of their missions and their darker nature, they go through members at an astounding rate, to the extent we never seem them with the same line-up twice. When an alternate version of Hyperion was recruited, he quickly seized control and tried to turn the group into his own personal private army. After a massive battle which killed most of what was left of the group, they disbanded.
Sabretooth (Victor Creed)The same Sabretooth who raised Blink, and the team leader. One of the original line-up, and one of few members who actually survived.
- Adaptational Heroism: Much, much nicer than his mainstream counterpart.
- Healing Factor
- Parental Substitute: For Blink.
- Token Good Teammate: Often refused to perform some of the missions, which didn't make him very popular. He, and they, were glad when he left.
Deadpool (Wade Wilson)The Merc with the Mouth, sans the mouth. This version of Deadpool is a stone-cold killer without the usual humor Deadpool is known for.
- Deadpan Snarker: As opposed to regular Deadpool's normal method of humor.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: He's still got cancer, and his healing factor still means his face is scarred.
- Not Quite Dead: Sabretooth snapped his neck, but thanks to his Healing Factor he got better.
Kane (Garrison Kane)Another team founder, and... that's about it for him.
- Noodle Incident: The only thing we know about his death is that Namor was involved.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't say a word in his only appearance.
Maverick (Christopher Nord)One of the team founders, the only thing we know about Maverick is that he was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. back home, and that he died at the hands (well, shield) of an alternate Captain America.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On Captain America's shield. Notably, one that looks like a freaking buzzsaw. It's still there when his body's sent home.
- Overt Operative: An agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. wearing a bright yellow outfit. And yet he's apparently Nick Fury's best operative.
MesmeroAnother team founder, who was also a member of Weapon X in his home reality. He died very early on.
- Posthumous Character: We don't learn he existed until after he died.
Spider (Peter Parker)A version of Peter Parker who was on death-row for multiple murder when he was found by the Carnage Symbiote.
- Ax-Crazy: He gladly sided with Hyperion's coup as long as it meant he got to kill lots of people.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Grumbles about murdering Morlocks in their sleep, on the grounds that they deserved better.
- Expy: His twisted sense of humor is akin to that of Deadpool.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Weapon X don't really get along in general, but everybody hates Spider.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Refuses to give Hulk a lifeline as she's sucked into the Negative Zone, but afterwards explains that among other things, she'd have been too heavy for him to carry, especially when he was trying not to get sucked in himself.
- Kill It with Fire: How he dies.
- Older than They Look: He has the appearance of a teenager, but judging from the dates on his tombstone, he's in his forties. Possibly the symbiote keeps him young.
- Psychopathic Manchild: To drive the point him, when his real face is shown underneath the symbiote, he's got zits, greasy hair, and bad teeth, looking like a standard Basement-Dweller or greasy nerd.
- Serial Killer
- The Sociopath: Explicitly states he just wants to kill people for the hell of it.
- Villain Has a Point: As horrible and insane as he is, he rightly points out how messed up Colossus's relationship with an alternate Shadowcat is, since she's technically "Kissing her dead boyfriend."
Storm (Ororo Munroe)A much younger version of Storm, who hasn't yet come into her Mutant powers, and instead relies on magic.
- Deadpan Snarker: Her first words.Spider: (on murdering Morlocks) They may have been ugly, but they deserved better.
Storm: That is debatable, Spider. Not their lack of beauty, that is.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: After being part of the team in two stories, the third time she appears, she's died.
- Replacement Goldfish: Gambit bonds with her as a proxy for his wife.
Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
- Amoral Attorney: She's a mob legbreaker back home.
- Jerkass: Generally rude to everyone. She also apparently tried to kill the Spider for whatever reason.
- Put on a Bus to Hell: While in the President Stark reality, she tackles a Hulked-out Wonder Man into a Negative Zone portal, only to get dragged in herself.
VisionA much less empathetic version of The Avengers' resident synthezoid, replaced Kaine.
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses his left arm to the President Stark reality's Karnak, who turns his density control against him and manages to sever Vision's arm.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Not that most of Weapon X like each other most of the time anyway, but pretty much everyone hates Vision. Spider, at least, finds his scanning abilities far more useful than Kane.
- Literal-Minded: Feels the need to correct one of Spider's quips.Spider: (on a Doctor Octopus the team ran into) All that was left of him was calamari.
Vision: Incorrect. Calamari refers to squid. It is an incorrect reference to Doctor Octopus.
Spider: Check it out, Spock's critiquing humor.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Much to his co-workers' irritation. It took a Colony Drop to finish him off for good.
- The Spock: A decidedly dark version. He's coldly logical and efficient, and has little regard or care for others.
- We Can Rebuild Him: Thanks to wear and tear, this Vis is made up of all kinds of tech. There's bits of the original Human Torch, Ultron's stuff, some Stark tech and even Kree technology in there, which might explain the durability.
- Would Hurt a Child: When he learns a mission directive is to kill a child, he has no hesitation trying to fulfil it.
Iron Man (Tony Stark)Deadpool's replacement. Has a much bulkier armor than usual.
- Eye Scream: Longshot inflicts this on him.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He gets blinded, then sent back to his homeworld sans armor, where the people he victimised are waiting for him. The last he's seen, he's surrendering at gunpoint.
- War for Fun and Profit: What he did to his world, but he got found out. He's not exactly happy about going home.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Appears as Deadpool's replacement, and is gone without explanation when the team next shows up.
Gambit (Remy Lebau)The replacement for Sabretooth, both as a member and as team-leader.
- An Arm and a Leg: Courtesy of Hyperion, in an attempt to get rid of the Tallus. It just moved to Gambit's other arm.
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologises to a version of Gorgon as he kills him, saying he just wants to go home.
- Blade Enthusiast: Uses throwing knives in contrast to mainstream Gambit's playing cards to highlight his more ruthless nature.
- Gratuitous French: Not to the same extent as some Gambits
- Happily Married: With his reality's Storm.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In an attempt to kill Hyperion. It didn't work. Due to sunlight powered Resurrective Immortality.
- Token Good Teammate: Still willing to kill, but he's much nicer than his associates, and refused to go along with Hyperion's madness.
Angel (Warren Worthington III)
Colossus (Piotr Rasputin)
- Token Good Teammate: To the extent his teammates even wonder why he was put on their team in the first place.
Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers)
- The Dark Chick: Especially when she sides with Hyperion.
- In Love with Your Carnage: She seems to get turned on by Hyperion's destructive tendencies and is more than happy to help him kill people, most likely because she wants to be the queen to his king.
- Ms. Fanservice: Buxom Dark Action Girl who wears skimpy or low cut outfits, regularly suffers Clothing Damage or otherwise ends up in a state of undress, and is usually drawn in provocative poses.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Hasn't got a problem sleeping with Hyperion among the many freshly dead bodies of the Xavier Institute.
King Hyperion (aka Mark Milton)
- Arc Villain: For being a series without recurring foes, Hyperion is a serious threat to the exiles and Weapon X for a good 16 or so issues, both directly and indirectly thanks to his manipulations.
- Ax-Crazy: Murdered every being in his universe. Can't have a better example than that. What was Timebroker and his creators thinking when they recruited him?
- Bald of Evil: His hair was slightly burnt off at the end of "King Hyperion." When he returned in "A Blink In Time" he was completely bald.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Literally, he broke the leg of his teammate, the greatly weakened Juggernaut and he was going to finish off the Avatar of Cyttorak. Unfortunately he punched Cain Marko directly on the Nigh-Invulnerable Juggernaut helmet and this broke King Hyperion's hand. The rest of the Thunderbolts show up and dealt with the traitor accordingly.
- Beware the Superman: Almost single-handedly brought about the destruction of his universe's humanity.
- Combat Pragmatist: Very sneaky in combat.
- Dark Is Evil: His chest symbol contains a small black circle in the middle, something the regular Hyperion lacks. Given its location, it serves to illustrate his heart is black. In his later appearances his costume becomes blacker.
- Expy: While Hyperion is normally one for Superman, this one feels like a version of Ultraman, Superman's Evil Counterpart in the Crime Syndicate of Amerika. Specifically the Antimatter Universe version, who was much crueler and vindictive than the Pre-Crisis Ultraman.
- Flying Brick: He's a Superman Expy. It comes with the territory.
- Killed Off for Real: Possibly. His final appearance was in Thunderbolts #153, which had him poisoned with Argonite and burned by Man-Thing for joining and then betraying the team.
- Hate Sink: He is a loathsome, remorseless sociopath and there is absolutely nothing good or redeemable about him.
- Manipulative Bastard: His time in the Crystal Palace had him playing the part of manipulator, trying to get the exiles in trouble, or out of the way.
- Pragmatic Villainy: In his first story arc, he stopped Colossus from killing an alternate version of Shadowcat. This is only because the Tallus's mission was for them to kill the rest of the mutants in this universe, and since Hyperion planned on taking over, it meant they had to keep the other mutants alive to so Weapon X wouldn't be sent away. Once he stopped giving a shit, he let Shadowcat get sucked into outer space alongside Colossus.
- The Sociopath: He killed all superpowered beings in his universe, saw humanity wipe itself out trying to kill him, and the only thing he really felt was bored by the experience.
- Tyrant Takes the Helm: The second he joined the team, he insisted that everyone do things his way. And his way was taking over the world.
Khan (Kamala Carelli)
A much older Kamala Khan from a post-apocalyptic future.
- Anti-Hero: The most ruthless and cynical member of the team, having come from a world ravaged by mutant vs. Inhuman civil war. However, she softens up to her teammates, particularly Wolvie, and agrees to helping save the consumed universes.
- Anti-Villain: In the final arc, Khan agrees to capture her former team on behalf of the rogue Watchers, in exchange for being sent to a universe where her family isn't dead. She tries to avoid dealing her ex-teammates serious harm, but her new team of Evil Counterparts won't obey, and Wolvie eventually fills her with enough guilt to call off the operation.
- Archenemy: Hates Sabretooth as it was her world's Sabretooth, under orders from Emma Frost, who killed many Inhumans, including Khan's daughter. Sabretooth also killed her husband, Bruno. After that, she's hostile to any Sabretooth she sees.
- BFG: She uses an absolutely massive plasma cannon.
- Fights Like a Normal: Khan rarely uses her powers anymore and relies on her gun in combat.
- Foil: To Blink; an Inhuman to her mutant, both are from apocalyptic worlds but hers is a peaceful one that became apocalyptic while Clarice already grew up in a a post-apocalypse on the verge of rebuilding. She was very idealistic and had the trauma beat most of that out of her, while Clarice grew up under traumatic conditions but grew to become unwaveringly upbeat in spite of it.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Against a Time Sphere full of Kangs, she rushes in and turns on the self-destruct to take them all out. The rogue Watchers took her from the timestream before she was killed, then commission her to capture her former team.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her steely exterior, Khan's still the good person she's always been.
- Rubber Man: She still has her stretchy powers.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: She went from the kind and idealistic Ms. Marvel to the mean-spirited and cynical Khan.
- The Lancer: To Blink, as a more experienced leader figure in her own right. She eventually defers to her authority, but freely voices her disagreements.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Khan doesn't get along with Blink due to their conflicting personalities.
Iron Lad (Nate Richards)
The teenage past-self of time traveling dictator, Kang the Conqueror.
- Alternate Self: It's almost immediately established that this Iron Lad is an alternate version of the original.
- Future Me Scares Me: Nate is terrified of becoming Kang and desperately wants to change his future.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the end, Nate sacrifices himself by remaining in a Bad Future where he has become Kang, in exchange for ensuring his teammates can escape from their own darkest timelines.
- Knight in Sour Armor: Iron Lad doesn't really like his world because of its people being cruel to him but knows that saving it along with the rest of the multiverse is the right thing to do.
- Nice Guy: He is very kind and polite to everyone around him.
- Powered Armor: He built his own variation of the Iron Man armor.
- Teen Genius: Only 16 years-old and already has a super-genius level IQ.
- You Can't Fight Fate: This Nate doesn't escape his future as Kang, no matter his guilt before and after of his future villainy.
The lone defender of her Asgard.
- Adaptational Personality Change: Unlike her cinematic counterpart who is bitter and sarcastic, this Valkyrie is optimistic and friendly. Also, while that Valkyrie spoke normally, this one speaks in a level of Flowery Elizabethan English not even the other Asgardians have been speaking in for a long time.
- Adaptational Sexuality: Valkyrie in the MCU is bisexual, while this one is only shown in a lesbian romance with the Gender Flipped Bucky.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Never a dull moment for her as she likes drinking, feasting and wenching as much as she likes smiting the forces of evil.
- Canon Immigrant: While Valkyrie was already a character in the comics, this version is explicitly based on the one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts this way to her younger peers, including giving Iron Lad some useful advice on how to meet girls when he asked her how she's able to get hook-ups so easily.
- Dual Wielding: She wields a sword and a spear in each hand.
- Flowery Elizabethan English: As an Asgardian, she naturally speaks this way.
- Official Couple: With Becky Barnes.
- Pegasus: Elendil, Valkyrie's trusty steed.
- Physical God: She is Asgardian and said to be as strong as Thor himself.
- Race Lift: While Earth-616 Valkyrie is white, this version is black like her film counterpart.
- Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Valkyrie absolutely loathes slavers.
A Super-Deformed Wolverine from the Mojoverse.
- Berserk Button: The only thing that really riles him up is meeting a bully and even then he's harmless, as all he does is raise his voice.
- Cheerful Child: Is an extremely happy kid who wins over many of the people he encounters, even Khan finds his good mood infectious.
- Complete Immortality: One of the few useful things about him, he can't be killed. Even the Time-Eater, who has the power of many Galactuses, can't keep Wolvie disintegrated for more than a few seconds.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Downplayed. He has plenty of friends but is always eager to make more.
- Innocence Lost: The poor little guy is traumatized by the ugliness that comes with being an Exile.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Can understand African slaves speaking another language because he can read the translated words in brackets in their speech bubbles.
- Naïve Newcomer: Wolvie is completely unaware of the harsh realities outside his world. Even the concept of death is completely alien to him.
- Nice Guy: He's a sweet little kid who seldom gets angry. Even when the Time-Eater (Kang) was disintegrating him, he thought that Kang is just grouchy and needed a friend, so he tried to give him a hug.
- Non-Action Guy: Ironically, Wolvie is not a fighter. Not surprising, considering his world is basically a cartoon show meant for very young children.
- Spin-Off Babies: He's a cartoon-ish and childish version of Wolverine.
- Sweet Tooth: He loves pie.
- Super Senses: Can smell the Tallus underwater from above the surface.
- Tagalong Kid: By far the youngest of the group, at least going by appearance - he was never a baby and his first memory is of eating jam while looking exactly like he does as of becoming an Exile, so his age in years is probably irrelevant.
- Tears of Fear: Being a little kid, Wolvie naturally cries whenever he's scared.
- The Pollyanna: Despite some of the terrible things that happen to the Exiles, so far nothing keeps him upset for long, after a good cry he's back to his plucky self.
- Utopia: Wolvie comes from one of the nicest worlds in the Marvel Multiverse, the worst things that happen there are being fed broccoli and the more selfish friends like L'il Magneto stealing treats.
Captain America (Peggy Carter)
A version of Peggy Carter who participated in Project: Rebirth and became Captain America when her universe's Steve Rogers was assassinated before he could undergo the process himself.
- Back from the Dead: She and Becky Barnes are seemingly killed in Exiles #3 when the Red Skull's nuke detonates in New York City. However, the rogue Watchers pull the two from the timestream to stand trial.
- Canon Immigrant: This Peggy Carter was created in the video game Marvel Puzzle Quest, borrowing heavily from the Marvel Cinematic Universe counterpart (she looks like Hayley Atwell and is British, while 616-Peggy was an American who fought with the French Resistance.)
- For Want of a Nail: In her timeline, Peggy became Captain America because the spy who shot Doctor Erskine killed Steve as well.
- Irony: She's her universe's Captain America despite being British.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Has the signature shield.
- Super Soldier: Has military training as well as the powers granted to her by the Super-Soldier serum.
- The Lost Lenore: Peggy had romantic feelings for Steve Rogers. This makes it difficult for her to battle her Evil Counterpart, a Steve Rogers who was enhanced with gamma radiation and became the Hulk.
Becky BarnesA Gender Flipped Bucky Barnes from Peggy Carter's universe.
- Back from the Dead: In Exiles #8, her and Peggy turn out to have survived the nuking of NYC by the intervention of the rogue Watchers.
- Brooklyn Rage: Becky's from Brooklyn and her mannerisms indicate she has the accent. Ever since she was a little girl she's had a penchant for beating up bullies.
- Butch Lesbian: Shes gay and her short hair and sidekick outfit give her a boy-ish appearance.
- Canon Character All Along: Future Foundation reveals she is one of many incarnations of preexisting heroine Rikki Barnes
- Ship Tease: With Valkyrie.
- Stay in the Kitchen: When the rogue Watchers trap her in a Bad Future, it has her trapped in a loveless marriage as a housewife to an abusive man.
A Cow Boy version of Black Panther from an Earth resembling The Wild West.
- Evil Counterpart: His villainous twin in Exiles #11 is a version of his sister Shuri who became the tyrannical Killmonger.
- My Greatest Failure: The Bad Future the Watchers send him to is one where Wakanda is defeated by Ulysses Klaw, with Shuri and the Dora Milaje all killed.
- My Suit Is Also Super: As with his mainstream counterpart, King's clothes are laced with vibranium.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: His signature weapon.
- The Gun Slinger: King is an experienced marksman.
- Silver Bullet: King uses vibranium bullets, which Magnus discovers to his detriment that he cannot control like other metals.
- Super Soldier: His senses and physical prowess were enhanced by ingesting the Heart-Shaped Herb.
- You Killed My Father: King's initial goal was to kill Magnus for the murder of his father.
- You Can't Go Home Again: He's been exiled from Wakanda ever since leaving it to pursue revenge.