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The Six

A mutant superhero team that was originally created by Havok of Earth-1298 after he and five others disagreed with the way that Magneto was running the X-Men. As the name implies, the group typically consists of six members, though there were at least seven at one point in the story.

Havok (Alexander Summers)

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Havok
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Though the Six was founded by the Havok of Earth-1298, the story instead centers around the Havok of Earth-616. The tropes below apply to the latter.

  • Always Someone Better: Mentions that he feels this way about his elder brother, Scott.
  • Bash Brothers: Does this with his actual older brother, Scott, a few times after the pair are reunited.
  • Big Damn Kiss: Does this with Elektra after he realizes that he has feelings for her.
  • Big Good: Alex is the hero of the story and eventually becomes this, saving the entire universe in issue #32.
  • Hand Blast: Havok can produce blasts of superheated plasma from his hands that are devastatingly powerful.
  • Happily Married: Averted. Though it is implied that alternate!Havok and Maddie Summers are this, Alex does not find himself attracted to her at all, despite them technically being married.
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  • Naïve Newcomer: As a newcomer to Earth-1298, Havok starts the series confused about the various differences between that universe and his own, though he quickly catches on.
  • Papa Wolf: Though at first he is weirded out by the idea of having a son, Alex later becomes extremely protective of Scotty Summers and even allows the boy to call him "dad."
  • The Leader: Of the Six and, later, of the heroes in general.

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Marvel Woman/Goblin Queen (Madelyne Pryor-Summers)

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Marvel Woman/Goblin Queen

On Earth-1298, Madelyn Pryor married the Havok (Alexander Summers) of that reality after Jean Grey went missing. She was initially not a mutant, but had her latent power of telekinesis awakened when she made a deal with demons during her reality's version of the "Inferno" event. Unfortunately, this also caused her to become possessed by the Goblin Force, which eventually transformed her into the Goblin Queen.

  • Bad Boss: Is this as the Goblin Queen and she is seen frequently torturing her minions either verbally or with her psychic powers.
  • Big Bad: Is this as the Goblin Queen for the first twelve issues of the series.
  • Deal with the Devil: Maddie apparently made one of these to save the life of her son during "Inferno." It ends up biting her in the butt, big time, though her dialogue implies that she doesn't regret saving Scotty despite the consequences.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Is this as the Goblin Queen, complete with a demonic reflection.
  • Happily Married: Maddie and her Earth's Havok are implied to be this, though their marriage did hit a rough spot when Havok cheated on her with the Invisible Woman.
  • Mama Bear: Maddie is this, hands down. Even when possessed by the Goblin Force, she handed The Fallen a strong beating for attempting to kill her son, Scotty.
  • Mind over Matter: Maddie is telekinetic, capable of flying, levitating objects, and producing force blasts.
  • Reality Warping: After becoming the Goblin Queen, Maddie became capable of this.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Maddie has red hair and green eyes. She is very important for Scotty, Havok, and the story at large.

Bloodstorm (Ororo Munroe)

Ororo Munroe of Earth-1298 shared much of her history with her mainstream counterpart, including her parents dying when she was young, traveling from Egypt to Kenya, being revered as a goddess, and joining the X-Men. However, unlike the mainstream Storm, this version did not escape becoming a vampire at the hands of Dracula. She later left the X-Men and joined the Six, as she disagreed with Magneto's leadership.

  • Biker Babe: Storm dresses like this, with all leather clothing.
  • Blood Lust: Naturally, Storm has this as a vampire, and struggles with it every day.
  • Blow You Away: Storm controls the wind and uses it offensively against her enemies.
  • Brainwashing: Ororo can do this to others through eye contact, and did so to Kitty Pryde when she came to kill her.
  • Flight: Storm can fly by riding the wind, but she can also turn into mist since she's a vampire.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Did so under the control of the Goblin Queen.
  • For Want of a Nail: In the mainstream universe, Storm was saved from Dracula's bite and did not become a vampire. Here, she was not so lucky.
  • Pet the Dog: Has a few moments, despite her generally darker and edgier attitude. She clearly has a strong relationship with Scotty Summers and later kindly shows Hank how to answer a video call.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Ororo has permanently red eyes as a result of being a vampire, and she's never to be taken lightly.
  • Shock and Awe: Bloodstorm throws around lightning just as much as the mainstream Storm does.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Bloodstorm can transform into creatures of the night, such as bats.
  • Weather Manipulation: Par for the course with most versions of Storm. Her powers are even stronger here due to her vampiric nature.

The Fallen/Death (Warren Worthington III)

Warren Worthington III of Earth-1298 shared much of his history with his mainstream counterpart. However, while his mainstream counterpart became the metal winged Archangel, this version of Warren was transformed into a demon-like creature by Apocalypse. He then began going by The Fallen, an apt name considering he looks like a fallen angel. Warren originally worked with the Six, but quickly proved to be subservient to the Goblin Queen, and helped her take over the United States without question. It was later revealed that he was working for his original master, Apocalypse, the entire time as his Horseman of Death.

  • Face–Heel Turn: Betrays the Six at the beginning of the story and works for the Goblin Queen of his own will (the other members of the Six were brainwashed). Later it turned out that he was working for Apocalypse the whole time.
  • Flight: Originally had feathered wings that he could fly with, but later gained bat-like, leathery ones instead.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Doesn't take much to rile him up and, once he is, he always goes for the kill.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: This version of Warren is rude to his teammates, even before he makes his face heel turn evident. He later attempts to kill his former teammate The Brute simply because he felt he was too stupid to continue living.
  • Playing with Fire: Apocalypse's alterations allow The Fallen to breathe fire.
  • That Man Is Dead: Responds in this way after someone calls him Warren, insisting that his name is "The Fallen."
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Is this for the Six. All of them find him either creepy, a jerk, or both. Maddie even comments that she doesn't like having him around her son.

The Brute (Henry Mccoy)

Henry "Hank" Mccoy of Earth-1298 shared much of his history with his mainstream counterpart up until he decided to take a serum to get rid of his powers. Rather than mutating into a blue furred form, he instead mutated into a green furred form with hooved feet, gills, and pointed ears. While trying to fix Ice-Man's amped up powers, Hank was caught in an explosion that limited his intelligence, making him child like. He serves the Six as their strong man and is very loyal to those that are kind to him.

  • Face–Heel Turn: Forced to do so under the control of the Goblin Queen.
  • Handicapped Badass: Super strong, super fast, and super tough, but with the mind of a child.
  • Honorary Uncle: Referred to as "Unca Hank" by Scotty Summers.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Prior to him losing his intelligence, Hank was this. He briefly regained his intelligence and managed to devise a way to send Havok to his home dimension, create a serum to allow Gambit and Bloodstorm to walk in the sunlight, and reversed Loki's manipulations of Iceman's powers.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Hank is able to breathe underwater thanks to his gills.
  • Super Strength: The Brute is strong, so much so that soldier had to take him down with Adamantium bullets.
  • The Big Guy: For the Six. He's their strongest member when it comes to raw strength.

Ice-Man (Robert "Bob" Drake)

The Robert Drake of Earth-1298 had a history similar to his mainstream counterpart until his powers were accelerated to dangerous levels by Loki, making him unable to touch others without killing them accidentally. While the mainstream Iceman used special technology to help reign in his out of control powers, this version wasn't so lucky. Other notable differences are that this version goes by "Ice-Man" with a hyphen and by "Bob" instead of "Bobby." He forms a close friendship with Havok and reveals to him that the Havok of his Earth wasn't a nice guy.

  • An Ice Person: His primary power is the ability to create ice and, for much of the series, even touching another person with his bare flesh would have frozen their cells and killed them.
  • Bash Brothers: With Brute, mostly. He does this with Havok on occasion as well.
  • Death Touch: Due to Loki manipulating his powers, Bobby is unable to touch others with his bare flesh without killing them for much of the series, though his condition is later cured by the Brute.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Like his teammates (except The Fallen) under the control of the Goblin Queen.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Was implied to have this with Maddie Summers. The two grew close after Havok cheated on Maddie with the Invisible Woman.
  • Sad Clown: Often makes jokes to hide his pain.

Captain America (Real Name Unknown)

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The second Captain America

Earth 1298 had two Captain Americas. The first was a member of that Earth's Avengers and was killed during the Goblin Queen affair. The second was an unnamed mutant who took up the original's mantle, shield, and place in the Avengers. He later left that team and joined the Six instead. The second Captain America was a mutant.

  • Made of Indestructium: Wields the original Cap's shield, which is essentially this trope.
  • Mercy Kill: Havok was forced to dish one out to Cap after his powers raged out of control.
  • Mutant: Unlike his predecessor Steven Rogers, the second Captain America was a mutant, though what power he had as a result of his mutation are unclear.
  • Super-Power Meltdown: During a fight between the Six and the Avengers, Captain America's powers raged out of control and he would have killed everyone if Havok had not stopped him.
  • Regretful Traitor: Cap betrayed the Avengers at some unspecified point during or shortly after the Goblin Queen affair, though he regrets it later on.
  • Super Soldier: It was implied that this Captain America was experimented on much like his predecessor to become a super soldier, though it was pointed out that his mutation interfered with the process somewhat, making him unstable.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Not only does this Cap seemingly possess the basic powers of the original and his shield, he also looks almost identical to Steve.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Not much is revealed about Captain America other than A) he's not the original and B) he's a mutant. That's it.
  • Woman Scorned: Cap breaking up with the Black Widow caused her to become this.

Gambit (Remy Lebeau)

Earth-1298's Gambit was an associate of Bloodstorm and, at some point in the past, asked her to transform him into a vampire to save his family. Bloodstorm obliged and Remy was turned. This version of Gambit was married to Belladonna Boudreaux and had a daughter named Raven.

  • Arranged Marriage: It was implied that his marriage to Belladonna was this so that their respective guilds, thieves and assassins, would stop warring against one another.
  • Having a Blast: Gambit is able to charge objects to make them explode.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Gambit was going to meet the sun, but was stopped by the arrival of his teammates.
  • Papa Wolf: Gambit is highly protective of his daughter, Raven, and was even willing to betray the Six to save her life.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Gambit's outfit is primarily purple, as are the cards that he charges and throws at his enemies.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As is always the case with Gambit, though it's more sinister here due to him being a vampire.
  • Sixth Ranger: Was this to the Six, despite the team normally having six members, having joined after several members had left to round out the group's roster.
  • Super Reflexes: Gambit is highly agile, even more so after becoming a vampire.

Ariel (Jean Grey)

Earth-1298's version of Jean Grey was very similar to her mainstream counterpart. She was both telekinetic and telepathic, was a founding member of the X-Men, and fell in love with the leader of the team. In this reality, however, the leader was Havok and she operated under the code name of Ariel. After Jean mysteriously disappeared, Havok fell in love with Madelyne Pryor (who looked just like her), but Jean resurfaced years later to aid Havok and his teammates.

  • Enemy Mine: Has no love for Apocalypse or Mr. Sinister, but worked with both to aid the Six against the evil Professor Xavier.
  • Mind over Matter: Jean is a powerful telekinetic, just as she is in the main universe.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: She had a relationship with Logan at an unspecified point and also may or may not have worked for S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • One Extra Member: For a time, Jean was this for the Six, since there were technically seven members when she joined. Later averted, since Captain America's death and Gambit leaving left the team with six members.

The X-Men

Like on Earth-616, the X-Men was a group created by Professor Xavier to be the defenders of Human/Mutant peace that slowly evolved, gaining and losing members over time. On Earth-1298, the founding members of the X-Men were Havok, Ariel, Beast, Angel, and Iceman. The series starts with Havok and his teammates having already split off from the X-Men, as Magneto had become their leader and they did not agree with his leadership style. During the initial stage of the Goblin Queen Affair, the X-Men are said to be aiding the Shi'ar and thus are not available to help fight her. They later return, and are present throughout the series afterward, though they are not the focus.

Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)

As in the mainstream continuity, Magneto eventually had a change of heart and began working with the X-Men. However, instead of just running the school, he came to run the X-Men as a team too. This caused some tension between him and several other members, leading to them leaving to form the splinter group The Six.

  • Big Good: Plays this role early on, with the Goblin Queen even worrying about him returning to Earth. His return also turns the tide of the battle in favor of the heroes.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Magneto's primary power. He uses it to fly, trash Sentinels, and create force fields.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Magneto was a bad guy, but joined the X-Men sometime later and became their well respected leader and a hero.
  • Papa Wolf: Appears to be very protective of his children, Quicksilver and Polaris. He is also clearly hurt when he is informed that the Scarlet Witch perished behind enemy lines.
  • The Leader: Of the X-Men, though he defers to Havok's leadership during the Goblin Queen affair.

Rogue (Anna Marie)

As in the mainstream continuity, Rogue was a villain who later absorbed the abilities of Ms. Marvel and became a member of the X-Men. However, unlike the main continuity, she accidentally absorbed the powers of Colossus as well. This left her mind a bit chaotic and her personality is far from the brash, sassy one of her mainstream counterpart. Rogue first appears alongside the other X-Men to aid them during the Goblin Queen affair.

  • Chrome Champion: After permanently absorbing Colossus' powers, Rogue is never seen without his metallic skin.
  • Flying Brick: Due to absorbing Ms. Marvel's powers, though Colossus' powers make her even stronger and tougher.
  • Skunk Stripe: Par for the course for Rogue.
  • The Voiceless: Rogue does not speak. Attention is drawn to this by Havok when he considers her for membership in the Six and he decides that she's likely too haunted by the memories of both Ms. Marvel and Colossus to be an effective team member.

Mystique (Raven Darkholme)

Mystique appears as a member of the X-Men, though nothing is explained about her presence there.

  • Chrome Champion: Much like her daughter, Mystique has silver, almost metallic skin.
  • The Voiceless: Mystique never speaks during the entire series.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Mystique dies alongside the other X-Men, and we never learn anything about her.

Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)

Nightcrawler appears as a member of the X-Men, though we learn nothing about him.

Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)

Magneto's son and seemingly his second in command. He's very loyal to his father, but we don't learn much else about him.

Polaris (Lorna Dane)

Polaris is Magneto's youngest daughter and a member of the X-Men. She often worries for her father's safety and presents a unique situation for Havok, as she look identical to the mainstream Lorna Dane, the woman he was in love with.

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