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Krakoa

    General 

Krakoa

The land of mutants, where all can reside — and no one else.


  • Aliens in Cardiff: Krakoa is a resource rich, lush, advanced and alien-esque land where mutants reside. It is not located in North America, and certainly not near New York City like one might expect from Marvel, or on some fancy place like the Moon, Mars or an altogether alien world, or even some alternate dimension, but rather in the Oceania region, not far off from Australia.
  • The Alliance: Krakoa is alliance of mutants, of all kinds and backgrounds (heroes, villains, neutrals) bound together to give mutantkind a home as they are set to become the majority.
  • Diplomatic Impunity: Anyone, regardless of their moral fiber, is given amnesty just for being a mutant. There are some limits, as Reed makes it clear there will be issue if Cyclops tried to take back Sabretooth, and Cyclops backs out. That said, it's heavily implied to just be a delay more than anything.
  • Conlang: Krakoa now has its own language, devised by Cypher, that is telepathically imprinted on any mutants who come to its main island. This language is shown throughout the comics.
  • Genius Loci: Krakoa is both the nation of the mutants and a mutant itself. Jean even notes that it "recognizes its own" as why mutants can come to it freely.
  • Hidden Elf Village: Krakoa, a nation that only mutants can reside in. Humans must have permission from higher authorities to visit, and are unable to live there. Similarly, beings of other superpowered origins (such as mutates) like the Fantastic Four or Spider-Man also fall under this restriction. The only two known exceptions thus far of non-mutants living on Krakoa is the alien dragon Lockheed (more of a Team Pet than an actual individual of his own) and the techno-organic alien Warlock (considered a "mutant" of a sort for being different than the other members of his race). Notably, this restriction even appears to extend to past friends, allies and team members that weren't actually mutants; Omega Sentinel, a former member of the X-Men but not a mutant, was not extended the ability to reside there, which may partly explain why she now works against them as part of Orchis.
  • Portal Network: Krakoa now has a type of flower that grows in an arch that teleports whoever it wishes to a paired flower in a remote location. They'll automatically transport mutants, but humans need mutants to ask permission to travel to the main island itself.
  • Truce Zone: Officially, Krakoa is this for all mutants. Everyone, regardless of legal status (hero, villain or whatever), can live on Krakoa so long as they don't cause trouble there. However, the amnesty offered only extends so far, and seems to be something revoked if it would cause too much trouble with others, such as Sabretooth's arrest by the Fantastic Four.

    X 

Charles Xavier / X

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: American

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"Humans of the planet Earth. While you slept, the world changed."
"To me, my X-Men."

Charles Xavier, the longtime supporter for equal rights to mutantkind. He leads the nation that is Krakoa, after learning that mutants will become the majority in twenty years' time.


  • Ambiguously Evil: Something isn't right about him. Not only has he inexplicably abandoned his philosophy of integration and equality in favor of isolationism and looking down on normal humans, but he’s suddenly willing to work with villains like Mystique, Sabretooth, and Toad to get things done. One of the first things we see him do is send them to steal valuable data from Damage Control, seemingly not caring when Sabretooth kills several innocent security guards in the process. House of X #2 indicates that he's not actually evil at all, but is willing to sacrifice his initial dream for the sake of ensuring a lasting future for all mutants.
  • Anti-Hero: Gone are the days of the Patrick Stewart Speech-delivering idealist that we once knew, although that isn't to say he's turned bad. X is still very much someone with noble intentions and still believes in coexistence, but he's become a lot more pragmatic in response to learning the full extent of the problems facing mutantkind.
  • Artificial Human: X is seen growing mutants in pods.
  • Big Good: Has been one for mutants for a very long time. In actuality, it turns out that he's part of a Big Good Duumvirate with Moira X, who is using her knowledge to ensure that mutants never have to worry about going extinct ever again... And Magneto, who has played along with their plans this whole time.
  • Body Surf: Charles Xavier's mind is possessing Fantomex's body, although Fantomex is completely fine with this. As such, he's no longer disabled, and can walk again.
  • The Chessmaster: Nearly everything that's happened since the X-Men's formation has been a part of a larger, previously-unseen plan with Moira, with the foundation of a mutant state on Krakoa serving as one of the most important steps toward an end goal of ensuring that Mutants are not driven extinct by Sentinels.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: His signature helmet, which looks a lot like The Maker. Downplayed in the sense that he's not actually evil, but he is more ruthless than he's ever been.
  • Realpolitik: Xavier abandons his long-held dream of a peaceful coexistence between mutants and humanity for the time being in order to establish Krakoa as a mutant state that can operate as a global superpower. To accomplish this goal, he's willing to greatly aid humanity with miracle drugs as long as they recognize Krakoa as a sovereign state. However, this also comes at a cost of giving amnesty to known Mutant criminals and terrorists that can abuse their diplomatic immunity.

    Magneto 

Max Eisenhardt / Magneto

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: German

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"Some would be offended at a wolf presenting as a sheep, but I have learned hard lessons from your kind — so I know the truth... You are all wolves."
"You see, I know how you humans love your symbolism, almost as much as you love your religion. And I wanted you—I needed you—to understand... You have new gods now."

Max Eisenhardt, Erik Lensherr, Magneto. Longtime enemy, sometimes ally, and friend of Xavier. Firmly believes in the superiority of mutantkind. He acts as the right hand of Xavier.


  • Ambadassador: He acts as the representative of Krakoa in the place of Xavier.
  • All for Nothing: Magneto seeing visions where all of his other, alternate lives still lead to the destruction of the mutant species leaves him devastated. Thankfully, this directly contributes to his decision to cooperate with Moira and Charles to make a timeline where they can survive and thrive.
  • Anti-Hero: He's served as a Necessary Evil for years in order to ensure the survival of the mutant species, whereas Professor X has been a more traditionally-heroic figure in spite of being equally anti-heroic in reality.
  • Blasphemous Boast: Comparing the mutants to being gods, as the above quote demonstrates.
  • Good All Along: In a sense. Just about everything that he's done has been part of a massive Xanatos Gambit in conjunction with Charles Xavier and Moira X.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: He's currently not in a position where he actively wants to subjugate humanity, but that doesn't make him the good guy just because he's working with X again.
  • Light Is Not Good: His new costume is primarily white, but he's not a shining paragon of virtue unless you're a mutant.
  • Number Two: Acts in Xavier's favor when needed, and is the highest authority behind Xavier himself.
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    Cyclops 

Scott Summers / Cyclops

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: American

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A founding X-Man and one of the highest authorities on Krakoa.


  • Jerkass Has a Point: Cyclops may be acting in a manner that's alienating to non-mutants, but it's not without merit. Especially so when Sue tries to call him out for it, as he readily points out that he, along with the other mutants, have been hunted and hated, thought of as subhuman for so long. All the while, Sue herself is beloved and privileged, just because her powers came externally rather than by the X-gene. On some level, Sue realizes this when he points it out, and she's unable to come up with any sort of retort.
  • Politeness Judo: How he deals with the Fantastic Four. While civil and polite the whole way through, it's only to get things done easier instead of making demands. He largely dismisses them apart from Ben, and only backs down from taking Sabretooth back when it's clear he could end up starting a fight if he goes further. Even then, it's likely only a delay.
    Scott: Why don't you keep him? We'll deal it some other time — some other way.
  • Snap Back: After being the most hated man in Marvel, Cyclops is back to his old Reasonable Authority Figure characterization with a slight edge like before.
  • Stealth Insult: Not exactly "stealthy", but infers to the Fantastic Four that Reed and Sue's child Franklin is welcome on Krakoa to his "real" family right to their faces while still being polite about it.

    Marvel Girl 

Jean Grey / Marvel Girl

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: American

A founding X-Man and one of the highest authorities on Krakoa.


  • Snap Back: Jean is now Marvel Girl again, which was her original identity.

    Cypher 

Doug Ramsey / Cypher

Species: Human mutant (merged with a Technarch mutant)

Citizenship: American

A famous member of the New Mutants. Cypher serves as Krakoa's technician alongside Sage. He's also combined with Warlock.


  • Fusion Dance: His best friend Warlock merged with him sometime before.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: As is fitting with his characterization post-resurrection, we get to see another very useful application of his mocked language power — Cypher constructs a unique computer language that manages all traffic on Krakoa, which allows the entire place to function. Oh, and he develops the mutant language as well.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the chief technician on Krakoa.
  • Those Two Guys: Has this dynamic with Sage, as they are the two main technicians of the island and thus operate together.

    Sage 

Tessa / Sage

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: American (born in the Balkans)

Former member of the Hellfire Club and a common ally. Sage serves as Krakoa's technician alongside Cypher.


  • The Smart Guy: She's the chief technician on Krakoa.
  • Those Two Guys: Has this dynamic with Cypher, as they are the two main technicians of the island and thus operate together.

    Mystique 

Raven Darkholme / Mystique

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Austrian

One of the X-Men's most prominent villains, but now an ally of Xavier's cause.


  • The Dragon: Downplayed. She's one of the main enforcers of Krakoa made to do the dirty work, but she clearly has her own agendas. Notably, in the main universe, this is probably the closest Mystique has been to being Magneto's lackey (despite the popularity of it in adaptations).
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: She knows not to try her luck against the Fantastic Four.
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    Toad 

Mortimer Toynbee / Toad

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: British

Mystique's follower and tech expert.


  • Co-Dragons: With Sabretooth to Mystique. Though, in Toad's case, he doubles as the Evil Genius.
  • Evil Genius: As a tech expert, he's the go-to guy for getting the data from Damage Control.
  • Extreme Doormat: He's pretty dependent on Mystique, asking if he should run to the portal (when it's pretty obvious they should) and just following orders without question. Mystique also tells Toad to play with the mutants while she's off to meet Magneto and Xavier, to which he does.

    Sabretooth 

Victor Creed / Sabretooth

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Canadian

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Mystique's follower and muscle.


  • The Brute: He's the most brutal of the three, and is the one does the bulk of the fighting.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's the only Brotherhood member to get clobbered by Torch and Thing while Mystique & Toad escape unharmed. He's captured by Invisible Woman and left behind by his team. Cyclops come to get him but decides to leave him behind. When he questions Cyclops leaving him, he's promptly told to shut up by Thing.
  • Co-Dragons: With Toad to Mystique. Though, he doubles as The Brute.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Zig-Zagged. He's the one who failed to make it to the Krakoa portal before the Fantastic Four came in, while Mystique and Toad made it just in time. He was also the most brutal of the trio. However, though Cyclops fails to convinced the FF to let him go, the way he speaks heavily indicates it won't be long until he's back on Krakoa.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Impressively, he comes off as this next to Mystique and Toad. The other two, while not saints by any stretch of the imagination, are in the business of getting their jobs done and getting the hell out of there. Sabretooth relishes in killing the guards and causing unnecessary damage.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Prior to Villain Decay, Creed was shown to be an expert hacker, a top CIA operative, an accomplished businessman, and a dangerous villain even on his own. Here, he's Mystique's Dumb Muscle whom she has to lecture about how to accomplish missions without being reckless.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Last we saw Creed in War of the Realms, he had been decapitated by Magik, who also sent his head to another dimension. He got over it at some point.

    Stepford Cuckoos 

Stepford Cuckoos (Esme, Mindee, Sophie, Phoebe and Celeste Cuckoo)

Species: Human mutant (genetically-engineered)

Citizenship: English-American

The five-in-one team, cloned from Emma Frost.


  • Unexplained Recovery: Esme and Sophie have returned after having been dead for over a decade. It hasn't been stated as to how.

Orchis

    General 

Orchis

An alliance of various members of organizations, namely A.I.M., S.H.I.E.L.D., S.W.O.R.D., S.T.R.I.K.E., Alpha Flight, A.R.M.O.R., and even H.A.M.M.E.R. and HYDRA. All are banded together to keep humanity's interests in check.


  • The Alliance: Members of various organizations join together, in response to the alliance of Krakoa.
  • Floral Motifs: Named after a type of orchid, which refers to a plant with multiple and complex flowers. This reflects the organizations nature of one organization consisting of members from many complex factions.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Orchis includes members from both H.A.M.M.E.R. and HYDRA.

    Omega Sentinel 

Karima Shapandar / Omega Sentinel

Species: Human/Sentinel hybrid

Citizenship: Indian

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Year 10
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Former member of the X-Men, Karima Shapandar now works for Orchis as Omega Sentinel. She lives to 2109 thanks to being functionally immortal, and is part of the Man-Machine Ascendancy.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Ninety years later, she has bright red skin.
  • Bald of Evil: And a Rare Female Example at that.
  • Bald Women: Not a hair on her head at the start, nor after nearly a century.
  • The Dragon: Nimrod the Lesser's right-hand woman, sort of. Her behavior is more like that of a handler but Nimrod clearly is in charge of the Man-Machine Ascendancy.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Implied. Nimrod the Lesser, though portrayed as the leader of the Man-Machine Ascendancy that the others refer, very clearly asks Omega Sentinel for permission to be the one to "extract" the information from the uncooperative Cylobel, suggesting that Omega Sentinel is above Nimrod. The full details aren't yet known.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Omega Sentinel was once a member of the X-Men, but now works against them as part of Orchis in the name of humanity's interests. It's suggested that the reason is due to the mutants' acting in a xenophobic manner that worries the public; Omega Sentinel, despite having been an X-Man, is not a mutant and was not given the right to be on the island. Though, considering all the moral ambiguity at play, Hazy Feel Turn might be the accurate trope in the present. In the future, however, this is in full effect as Omega Sentinel has become a straight-up villain.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Ninety years later she wears a skin-tight suit with a massive bust, and the art likes to emphasize that.
  • Really 700 Years Old: By Powers of X, she's over a hundred years old and still going strong. It's stated that she's functionally immortal, so dying naturally isn't a concern for her.
  • Snap Back: Karima was last seen having been made human again and abandoning the identity of Omega Sentinel. Yet, here she is again.
  • Token Heroic Orc: Formerly. Karima had the distinction of being a Sentinel on the X-Men, using her mutant-hunting abilities for good. Not so much anymore.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: By 2109, Omega Sentinel is not simply against mutants due to their dangers, but rather she takes glee in killing mutants for the sake of it. Keep in mind that she was once part of the X-Men.

Other

    Fantastic Four 

Fantastic Four

Species: Human mutate

Citizenship: American

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Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing. Marvel's first family, and a longtime ally of the X-Men. However, things are a little shaky right now.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: The Thing is quite possibly the most beloved hero in the Marvel Universe, and that stays true here. While Cyclops casually dismisses the others, he makes sure to congratulate Ben on his wedding.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Sue tries to call out Cyclops for the mutants acting xenophobic and isolationist. Thing is, Sue has the privilege of both not being a mutant and also being a renown celebrity, more than what can be said for the mutants of the world. Cyclops says as much.
    Invisible Woman: Cyclops... this amnesty. The other things Xavier is doing... what are all you thinking?
    Cyclops: Our family has spent our entire lives being hunted and hated. The world has told me I was less when I knew I was more. Did you honestly think we were just going to sit around forever and just take it?
    Invisible Woman: Of course not. But...
  • Bash Brothers: Johnny and Ben. They spot Mystique, Toad and Sabretooth robbing from Damage Control and were ready to kick some ass.
    Johnny: Would you look at that, Ben. A bunch of no-good thieves taking stuff that don't belong to them. Now, what do we do with no-good thieves?
    Ben: Nothin' nice, Johnny!
  • Politeness Judo: Reed engages in this with Scott. He makes it clear there will be consequences if he tries to take Sabretooth back to Krakoa, yet is civil as he says it. Scott in turn politely backs down from it (for now).

Past

    Moira MacTaggert *SPOILERS* 

Moira Kinross MacTaggert / Moira X

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Scottish

The long-running human associate of the X-Men... Who actually isn't human at all. She's a mutant with the ability to relive her life ten times and retain the knowledge from each one. After experimenting with multiple lives, most of them involving unsuccessful attempts to ensure that mutantkind has a safe future, Moira entrusts her knowledge with Professor X, and together, they work toward establishing prosperous future for the Children of the Atom.


  • Ascended Extra: She goes from being a relatively minor X-Men supporting character to the most important character in the story going forward.
  • Big Good: For mutantkind as a whole, likely exceeding Professor X's role in this regard. After lifetimes of failed attempts to save their species, she's pooled together all her knowledge with Professor X to ensure that mutants never have to live in fear of extinction ever again.
  • Born-Again Immortality: Her mutant power, which comes with Past-Life Memories. She has 10 lives, and possibly 11 to Destiny's understanding.
  • Blessed with Suck: She really does not like her powers, and specifically knowing that mutants appear to be doomed in most timelines.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Mystique and Destiny have her burned alive by Pyro, even specifying him to it slowly so she doesn't forget the pain.
  • Death Faked for You: The Shi'ar had a hand in faking her demise at Mystique's hands.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She becomes an assassin and kills the Trask family in her seventh life. She joins Magneto and Apocalypse in her eighth and ninth lives, respectively. None of these end up sticking and she remains heroic in her tenth life, which is the one that we've seen her in.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: Her mutant power. She has ten lives, and every time she dies, she's transported back into her body as a fetus, with all of her prior memories. To summarize, her ten lives are as follows:
    • Moira I: Moira lives a perfectly normal life lived as a human and never meets Professor X. She dies at 74 of natural causes.
    • Moira II: Moira realizes that she's a mutant after first resurrecting, and discovers that she's a mutant after Charles Xavier, a former classmate at Oxford, reveals what he is to the world. She dies in a plane crash on her way to meet him.
    • Moira III: Moira meets Professor X at Oxford, but finds him so repulsive and is so frustrated by her own powers that she begins developing a mutant cure. Destiny, Mystique, and Pyro discover this and slowly burn her to death, but not before Destiny tells her about the nature of her powers and telling her that she'll be aware of her actions in every life, and will kill her if she tries acting out of the best interests of mutants.
    • Moira IV: Moira and Professor X meet and have a happy life together. Things play out as they did in the backlog of X-Men comics, and they all live happily ever after... Until the Days of Future Past timeline comes to pass and they both die.
    • Moira V: Moira tells Professor X about her previous lives and they build an isolationist mutant state at a much earlier point in the timeline. The nation prospers until the Sentinels destroy it, along with her.
    • Moira VI: [REDACTED]
    • Moira VII: Moira becomes an assassin and kills the Trasks to ensure the Sentinels are never built. This plan only delays the inevitable, and the Sentinels end up killing her and the other mutants anyway.
    • Moira VIII: Moira presents her knowledge to Magneto this time, who declares war on the Sentinels and humanity as a whole. Magneto gets killed by an alliance of X-Men and Avengers, and she dies in a failed prison escape three years later.
    • Moira IX: Moira presents her knowledge to Apocalypse this time. While they're able to defeat the heroes that stand in their way, the Sentinels come back with a vengeance. Moira dies in the distant future. This is the future seen in the Year 100 period of Powers Of X.
    • Moira X: The timeline that the audience has been reading since the beginning. Moira moves away from her misanthropy of several of her past lives and instead goes back to trying to establish coexistence between humans and mutants, albeit in a much different way that involves "breaking the rules" that she established in past lives. She informs Professor X of all her knowledge and helps him enact a plan that will save mutantkind... And she's still alive, with her death being faked by the Shi'ar.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her decision to make a mutant cure is not just one done out of a desire to live a normal life, but also as a method to help to any mutant that sees their condition as a curse. Destiny, Mystique, and Pyro confront her and tell her that, in spite of her good intentions, mankind would force it upon their kind.
  • In Spite of a Nail: In spite of Moira's efforts in multiple timelines, mutants end up getting killed by the Sentinels. She dedicates her tenth life to making sure that this never happens, using what she's learned from the other timelines.
  • Living a Double Life: She spent multiple lifetimes either unaware of her mutant heritage or keeping it a secret from everyone.
  • Logical Weakness: If she is killed before she turns 13 (when her mutant gene activates), then she can't resurrect. Destiny uses that knowledge to make sure that she doesn't try anything outright dangerous to the mutant species.
  • Meaningful Name: Done retroactively; "Moira" means "destiny", which is somewhat ironic given her adversity toward Destiny herself, but it also fits given that she's aware of the destiny of mutantkind unless drastic action is taken. The name also translates to "shared", which is befitting of someone who shares multiple lifetimes' worth of knowledge with Professor X.
  • Peggy Sue: Her powers let her pull this trope off nine times.
  • Posthumous Character: Moira has been dead for several years by the time that Krakoa becomes a mutant state... Except not really, because the tenth timeline specifies that she faked her death with a "Shi'ar golem."
  • Rousseau Was Right: After a fashion. While she notes that having an adult mind transfer into a fetus is something that should be horrifying, she notes that she finds the experience comforting, knowing that her family was there to protect her. If anything, she found the world to be a more hostile place after being reborn.
  • Screw Destiny: After failing to prevent the Sentinels from destroying mutantkind in various lifetimes, she uses her last life to help Charles Xavier come up with a plan to ensure their survival well into the future.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: She attempts this in multiple lifetimes, but fails, usually because of the Sentinels. However, it's indicated that her tenth lifetime will end up being way more successful.
  • Retcon:
    • All this time, Moira had been perceived as the X-Men's greatest Muggle ally. Not anymore.
    • She was originally killed off in the 2001 "Dreams End" storyline. Now, it's established that this was a fake thanks to the Shi'ar, and Moira is alive and well.
  • The Reveal: A big one in House of X #2: she's a mutant, and has influenced Charles Xavier's long-term goals, culminating in the foundation of Krakoa.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: She's been a mutant throughout the entire run of the X-Men franchise, rather than a human ally. She makes this discovery at the beginning of her second life, but doesn't realize what she is until she sees Charles Xavier reveal his status as a mutant to the general public.
  • Token Human: One of the few ordinary humans to consistently help the X-Men in a world where humans hate and fear them... Which gets subverted in a big way when it turns out that she's a mutant herself.
  • Up to Eleven: Destiny notes that, if she makes the right decisions, then she may be able to get an eleventh life with her powers.
  • Walking Spoiler: It is impossible to discuss her in this series without mentioning that she is a mutant and what her powers are, and the influence she wields as a result of them.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • In her seventh, eighth, and ninth lives, she resorted to unscrupulous (and, on occasion, outright evil) methods to ensure the survival of the mutant species. None of them worked out, so she's taking what appears to be a more measured approach on her tenth life.
    • It's revealed that, in her tenth life, her long-term goal is not one of mutant coexistence, but to have a future where mutants are the dominant species on Earth. Magneto and — uncharacteristically — Professor X both agree.

Future

Asteroid K

    General 
The Horsemen of Apocalpyse by Year 100.
  • La Résistance: The ones fighting against the Man-Machine Ascendancy in the name of mutants.

    Rasputin 

Rasputin

Species: Chimera mutant

Citizenship: Unknown

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"You've forgotten that machines have no soul and that the humans lost theirs a long time ago."

A third generation "chimera" mutant, and descendant of the Rasputin family that Piotr and Illyana are part of. She's part of the Asteroid K mutants.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has silver-bluish skin.
  • Boobs of Steel: Though not focused on as much as others, she clearly has a bust and is a powerful chimera mutant. Bonus points for the fact that they can become steel through Colossus' powers.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Rasputin has the powers of Colossus, Kid Omega, Kitty Pryde, X-23 and Unus. To what extent isn't clear. She also wields the Soulsword from Magik.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her left arm is covered, her right one isn't.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: While she's covered, the costume is also very skintight and highlights her body.
  • The Hero: The closest the Powers of X timeline has to a main character.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She has very long hair, actually enough to reach down to her ankles. It's meant to be less feminine and more to make her look strong and wild like an Amazonian warrior.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She appears to be well over six feet tall. One shot has her towering over Cardinal (who appears to be Nightcrawler's height — 5'9"), and the best estimate puts her to be somewhere in the range of 6'3".

    Cardinal 

Cardinal

Species: Chimera mutant

Citizenship: Unknown

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A third generation "chimera" mutant, and the last of a pacifist breed.


  • Actual Pacifist: A flaw in his genetic engineering makes him psychologically incapable of willingly doing violence.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has red skin.
  • Badass Preacher: Fighting is not his thing, but he's still a rebel, and he's stated to be the last priest of the only religion left.
  • Dirty Coward: Accused of this by Rasputin, but really doesn't like fighting.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The threat of the Sentinels becomes so much that he becomes a Horseman of Apocalypse, allowing him to bypass his genetically hardwired pacifism.
  • Planet of Steves: All outlier mutants of his generation were all named Cardinal, due to refusing to take up personal names as part of their rejection of individual identities.

    Cylobel 

Cylobel

Species: Sentinel mutant

Citizenship: Unknown

Rasputin's sister and fellow freedom fighter, originally bred in the SalCen Khennil to hunt mutants as one of the Man-Machine Ascendancy's hounds.


  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Cylobel is ground into femtofluid — her organs, body and other matter will be ground into raw fluid and all her genetic data and the information in it will be uploaded via database. And she's conscious during the process.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Gives herself up so Rasputin and Cardinal can escape.
  • Psychic Block Defense: Engineered to have a black brain that's impossible to read telepathically.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Her death sets up Rasputin's role in the story as the main protagonist by giving her more motivation to fight.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Engineered by humans to infiltrate and betray the mutants but her instincts to betray lead to the whole crop turning against them instead.

    Wolverine 

Logan Howlett / Wolverine

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Canadian

Wolverine, a hundred years into the future as War.


    North 

North

Species: Chimera mutant

Citizenship: Unknown

A second generation "chimera" mutant, combining traits of Polaris and (apparently) Emma Frost. Serves Apocalypse as Pestilence.


  • Generation Xerox: Bears a striking resemblance to Magneto, his genetic grandfather. Dresses exactly like him but with his clothing in Lorna's green.
  • Punny Name: Polaris is the north star, and it's frosty up north.

    Krakoa 

Cypher/Doug Ramsey

Species: Human mutant/Sentient Island

Citizenship: American

A symbiotic hybrid of Cypher and Krakoa, a hundred years into the future as Famine.


  • Fusion Dance: At some point in the past Krakoa fused with Doug, not unlike Doug's past fusions with Warlock.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Can generate gateways to the Krakoan portal network by opening himself up.

    Xorn 

Kuan–Yin Xorn / Xorn

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Chinese

Xorn, a hundred years into the future as Death.


  • Death Seeker: 100 years in the future, he expresses his wishes to die as much as he possibly can to the point of dying with a grin on his face when his mask is ripped off against Omega Sentinel.

    Percival 

Emmanuel Cortez

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Unknown

A future mutant.


  • Mythology Gag: His mutant power, being invisible to machines, looks to be a reference to the "Outback Era" X-Men, where they were enchanted to not show up on film or video.
  • Posthumous Character: He is only seen immediately after his death.

    Apocalypse 

En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Egyptian

Apocalypse, a hundred years into the future of Moira X's ninth life.


  • A Lighter Shade of Black: A genocidal mutant who destroyed all the Avengers of his world is still preferable to a Nimrod, a robotic overlord that subjugates mutants and humans alike. It helps that he learns to genuinely care for his species as opposed to simply act as a Social Darwinist.
  • Big Good: The traditional Big Bad for many X-Men stories becomes the leader of the team in the Bad Future.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Yes, really. He finally realizes that the ultimate threat to mutankind is not the threat of weakness, but an army of killer robots that hunt their species down.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: ...Maybe. He stays behind to cover Wolverine's escape, but we don't actually see him die. Considering how notoriously hard he is to kill, it's uncertain if Nimrod actually finished the job.

    Mother 

Moira MacTaggert

Species: Human mutant

Citizenship: Scottish

A future version of Moira, currently on her ninth life, where she allied with Apocalypse.


Shi'ar

    Empress Xandra 

Empress Xandra

Species: Genetically engineered Shi'ar/Human mutant hybrid

Citizenship: Shi'ar

The daughter of Charles Xavier and Lilandra. She's the empress of the Shi'ar Empire, and believes humans should never be dominant again.


  • Ascended Extra: Xandra only appeared beforehand in the Mr. and Mrs. X series as a very minor character, and now she's a major force in the story itself as the Empress of the Shi'ar. Though she hasn't appeared on screen yet, she's portrayed as a Greater-Scope Paragon to the mutants.
  • Big Good: For the mutants. In Year 100, she keeps them safe in Shi'ar space.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Away from the action in Year 100, but important as the one who keeps mutantkind safe in her galaxy.
  • Fantastic Racism: Keeps what remains of humankind in a preserve — not for their benefit, but as a reminder for everyone else that they're bad.
  • The Ghost: Powers of X doesn't show her, only said in a graph.
  • Heinz Hybrid: She's a Half-Human Hybrid of a Shi'ar and a human, but the Shi'ar is genetically-engineered and the human side is mutant.

Man-Machine Ascendancy

    Nimrod the Lesser 

Nimrod the Lesser

Species: Sentinel

Citizenship: N/A

The leader of the Man-Machine Ascendancy, engaged in a war against mutants.


  • Affably Evil: Polite to his subjects, to the point of calling them equals. He also genuinely apologizes to his enemies, with regret that he must do it.
  • Anti-Villain: It's hard to even see him as truly evil, but a product of the Crapsack World he lives in.
  • Big Bad: Presented as the main villain 100 years into the future.
  • Fantastic Racism: Doesn't like mutants, much like many other Marvel villains. Unlike most examples, however, Nimrod is much more three-dimensional and justified in his contempt for mutants. Even then, he doesn't appear to hate the mutants themselves but what they've done to the world.

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