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Sophia Mantega / Wind Dancer

Nationality: Venezuelan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #1 (July, 2003)

The lead of the New Mutants run. Wind Dancer has the mutant ability to manipulate air molecules. She could use this power to fly, levitate others, create powerful wind blasts or protective shields. Following her De-power, she would end up joining the New Warriors for a brief time. After that, she fell into Comic-Book Limbo for over a decade, until finally returning to the X-Men line during the Dawn of X relaunch. After spending time in Mojoverse, she's become something of an expert in media, and now has production jobs for various X-Men projects.

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: She is attracted to Jullian Keller despite him being the leader of their rival team, and at one point starts to blush when describing all of his negative traits. She is fairly frustrated by the fact he hides his deeper feelings around everyone but her to keep up his public image of a tough guy.
  • Badass Normal: After being depowered, she risked her life to save a little boy as the New Warriors fought the Zodiac.
  • Blow You Away / Razor Wind: She can create sharp forces of wind that can cut through material and create isolated whirlwinds or directed blasts of high-pressure air control and manipulate the movement of air.
  • Break the Cutie: Her mother was killed in a riot, and despite her relative's attempts to keep it from her, she overheard due to her powers. She was then sent to live with her rich Jerkass of a father, who treated her like garbage, she was ignored and left out at the expensive school she was sent to, and eventually decided to trash one of her father's stores to get his attention. Instead she got arrested, and he refused to pay bail. Mercifully, Dani Moonstar came along. And then M-Day happened, she lost her powers and was immediately turfed out of the mansion.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Lost her powers after M-Day.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being missing for several years, she was confirmed as the mutant killed in Mojoworld during X-Factor (2020).
  • Flight: Sofia could create powerful wind currents to enable flight.
  • Morality Pet: Actively tried to make Hellion a better person. The results were mixed.
  • The Leader: Co-leading with David, shows signs of Type III and Type II
  • Nice Gal: Incredibly sweet and friendly.
  • Parental Neglect: Her father was an utter dick who barely acknowledged she was there, and treated her like crap. He couldn't sign the parental release forms quick enough.
  • Put on a Bus But hers didn't explode. After losing her powers in M-Day, she left the school and has been dropped from the X-Men franchise. She briefly worked with the New Warriors until their dissolution, but has since been in Comic-Book Limbo.
  • Refusal of the Call: Post-depowering, she was one of the first asked to join the New Warriors, but initially refused. She eventually changed her mind.
  • Re-Power: After being revived by The Five, she has regained her powers at last.
  • Spock Speak: On account of English not being her first language, she tends to speak far more formally than anyone else.
  • Super-Senses: Sofia could amplify small vibrations in the air, which allowed her to hear faraway conversations.


David Alleyne / Prodigy

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #4 (October, 2003)

"I know what The Beast knows about science. I know what Wolverine knows about where limbs snap. Even stuff I can't use, I know. I'm a black belt in psychic warfare. And there's the rest. Oh, the rest. I know how Emma Frost and Scott Summers like to kiss each other. I know how all major X-Men like to wipe themselves. I know lots of stuff."

David had a power to unconsciously copy the knowledge of every person around him for limited amount of time. He lost his abilities during M-Day but would stay at Xavier's and serve as New X-Men's tactician. Later he regained all knowledge he already copied before losing his powers, and become the head of the X-Men's youth division after Schism. During Marvel NOW! he joined the Young Avengers - you should also see his entry on that team's character page to see what he got up to with them. With the founding of Krakoa, David has returned to the mutant fold, having died and regained his powers. He joined the newest iteration of X-Factor, which is dedicated to searching for missing mutants to confirm their deaths for resurrection protocols and hunt down their killers.

  • Bearer of Bad News: He tracks Billy & co down to inform them that Tommy is spirited away by some unknown entity.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: Done to him by Belasco. He got better thanks to Elixir healing him.
  • Black and Nerdy: Nothing says nerdy like (formerly) having the power to absorb knowledge from everything.
  • Blessed with Suck: He absorbed the knowledge of anyone who was nearby. Including, as he reveals, things like what they do during sex.
  • Brainy Specs/Cool Shades: Prodigy wears a pair of custom-built Cyber Shades that function as a wireless broadband computer network.
  • Brought Down to Normal: For a while. Prodigy lost his powers after Decimation, but to an extent, regained them after the Stepford Cuckoos restored his previous memories and skills. His powers were fully restored after being revived by the Five on Krakoa.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: Prodigy is able to predict physical attacks directed at him, allowing him to easily avoid or counter them.
  • Dark Secret: Prodigy gained one in Original Sins. He is in possession of Terabytes of information regarding the Watcher's secrets, information that everyone believe, was lost.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The way he copes with his soul-sucking job.
  • Discard and Draw: Discard his powers, draw all combined benefits they ever gave him before.
  • Drunk with Power: His deep fear is what would happen if his powers had no restraint and he used to his accumulated knowledge to control and manipulate others.
  • Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: He's introduced in You g Avengers doing tech support for superheroes, which is portrayed as incredibly frustrating. He also describes the workload as "enough for five" yet the supervisor still says that he's under call quota. However, he can't quit because his history with the separatist X-Men group bars him from better jobs and he doesn't want to be involved with the X-Men anymore.
  • Forceful Kiss: Gives one to Teddy. One could think that after two instances of drama involving him and this trope in New X-Men he would know better.
  • Future Me Scares Me: The temporal block that made him lose all copied knowledge after some time was apparently subconscious, as he was afraid having all the combined knowledge without having to earn it would turn him into a despot.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: The above mentioned plan involves calling few friends for help. And by friends we mean a huge army of teenage superheroes.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He falls for Teddy and tries to make him break up with Billy out of jealousy.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He Took a Level in Badass around the same time Noriko broke his heart, trying to force him out of the team.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: In Original Sins, he played one of this with the Hood. The Young Avengers were helping Hood to retrieve the Watcher's many hidden secrets, however they also were planning to kick his ass once all the information were safely stored. Hood knew this and devised a plan to ensure his safety. If anything were to happen to him before he got the information, the key that decipher the information would have been transferred to computers all around the world. However, Prodigy altered the information while building the machine and generated a key just for himself, leaving the Hood with nothing even after he escaped.
  • I Know Kung Fu: Absorbed special forces training from Wolverine.
  • The Leader: Prodigy is a natural leader and strategist. His natural leadership skills have been enhanced through contact with various X-Men and his time as co-leader of the New Mutant Squadron.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: His previous experience with the X-Men leaves him rather jaded, and he isn't pleased that Tommy drags him into investigating the supposed thief at their workplace. He doesn't exactly fight it however.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Thanks to his powers, he learned everything about anyone he met...including how they like to wipe in the bathroom.
  • Noodle Incident: How he died in order to be revived by the Five is currently unknown. Even he doesn't know how it happened when asked. David later manages to uncover clues left by himself prior to his death that he was on the trail of a Serial Killer targeting young Black queer men only to fall victim to him as well. He and the rest of X-Factor track down the killer and get him arrested.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Word of God states he's one for Loki, as his plans didn't took into account somebody like him joining the team. This is also the reason he won't make "meet the team" blogposts for David, like did for other characters - he enjoys the fact people don't know what to expect from this guy, thanks to his status as this.
  • The Rival: He was one to Wiccan for Hulkling affections for a time but Hulkling chose Billy in the end and he got over it. He was also one to Loki in trying to outsmart each other.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: With the help of mathematics, he manages to narrow down the gang's favorite haunt and even nails down their favorite order.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: His orange shades can have this effect, notably in the scene where they investigate Tommy's disappearance.
  • The Smart Guy:Even without his powers he a genius with a lot of knowledge. I’m
  • Repower: After being without powers for years, he finally regained them after dying and being revived by the Five in Krakoa.
  • Teen Genius: Prodigy is naturally intelligent. He completed college level courses while in high school, operates complicated technology, pilots the Blackbird, and built the Danger Cave, all without using his powers.
  • Token Human: Post-Decimation he was the only former mutant who remained as a student at Xavier's.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he regained all copied knowledge, he demonstrated it by breaking Jullian's ribs with Israeli martial arts he learned from Shadowcat and Wolverine.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After Decimation, and the destruction of his relationship with Surge, combined with getting all the knowledge beamed into his head, he becomes increasingly nasty and aloof.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the time he is resurrected on Krakoa, David mellows out and become more like his previous pre-decimation self.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one to Josh after his romance with Rahne becomes public knowledge, breaking Laurie's heart and to Noriko after she kisses Julian in front of him, hoping it will make him quit the team.
  • Words Do Not Make The Magic: He knows some magic words but has no power behind them - he considers magic "irrationality", which he's never been good at. Lucky for him, they still instinctively scare parasites from other dimensions.


Noriko "Nori" Ashida / Surge

Nationality: Japanese

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #8 (January, 2004)

Surge is a young Japanese mutant from Tokyo with electricity-based powers, and presently requires gauntlet-like regulators to fully control her powers.

  • Abusive Parents: Her father caused her to run away from home and then decided that for him she no longer exists.
  • Big Brother Instinct: First becomes protective of a kid who reminds her of her brother, then, as team leader, starts applying this to all of her teammates.
  • The Big Guy: In New Mutants, having the most offensive power and aggressive personality.
  • Blessed with Suck: She needs special equipment (her gauntlets) to control and regulate the flow of electricity to and from her body. Without it, the electricity overloads her brain and prevents her from controlling it fully.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Tries this on David by kissing Julian in front of him, hoping it would make him quit the team. It doesn't work, and just makes her even more miserable.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Calls out Charles Xavier on the fact that, when his students were dying and his school was attacked time after time, he was nowhere to be found.
    There's nothing you can teach us, "Prof".... We already know how to die.
  • Demoted to Extra: After being a main character in the New X-Men series, Noriko's prominance declined steadily afterwards. She now typically only appears in the background of crowd scenes and very rarely has any lines.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pretty much all her interpersonal conflicts boil down to the fact that Noriko- although not intentionally malicious- does not like anything outside her immediate experience. This is why she picks fights with Dust and X-23, and why she reacts badly to David's injury. Panic is never far behind confusion, for her.
  • Hot-Blooded: Tends to be very sharp with people, often laying out all her frustration at them as strongly as possible.
  • Hypocrite: She lays into David for being judgmental against Josh, when he's only doing so over his past involvement with the Reavers, while she condescends and snarks to Sooraya for "holding women back" because she chooses to wear a niqab.
  • In Spite of a Nail: In House of M, despite all the drastic changes to reality, she and David are still together.
  • It's All My Fault: As a leader she has tendency to blame herself for all the bad things that happens to her teammates, even if she had no way of stopping them.
  • The Leader: For New X-Men. Combines Type II and III.
  • Motor Mouth: When she has too much of a charge built up and is on the verge of losing control she begins to talk extremely fast.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has always liked more skimpy clothes, but some artists, especially Humberto Ramos, really like to draw her in revealing outfits that also have tendency to suffer Clothing Damage. She explained to Dust that she would not hesitate to walk naked back to the dorm, regardless of who can see her. In her words: "It's my body. All they can do is look. Let them."
  • Most Common Superpower: She’s always been quite busty.
  • Odd Friendship: One of the X-Factor comics implied she became friends with Boom Boom.
  • Power Incontinence: Constantly absorbs ambient static electricity until she violently discharges it.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one against the Purifers in Messiah Complex.
  • The Runaway: She fled her father's household when she was thirteen, managing to make it to the United States and living on the streets until becoming a student at the Xavier Academy when she was seventeen.
  • Straw Feminist: To the extent that she also came off as a bit of a bigoted Jerkass. She chewed out her Muslim roommate Dust over her decision to wear a niqab, with going so far as to call her an embarrassment to women everywhere.
  • Super-Speed: When carrying a large enough charge she can move super fast.
  • You Are in Command Now: After the formation of New X-Men.


Joshua Foley / Elixir

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #5 (November, 2003)

Joshua Foley was a teenage boy who joined an anti-mutant group the Reavers with the desire to be popular. The group attacked a team of teenage mutants from the Xavier Institute when he discovered he has the power to heal during the fight. Rejected by his friends and family, he moved in at Xavier's and initially had a hard time fitting in. As he continued to study, his powers grew enormously, going from simple healing to biological manipulation which allows him to both restore life or take it on a whim, and is capable of incredible feats being one of the few active and confirmed Omega-level mutants.

  • Anti-Hero: Type I ——> Type IV
  • Attention Whore: He got better.
  • Foil: He and Wither were mirror images of each other.
  • A God Am I: Briefly at times.
  • Back for the Dead: It's starting to become a Running Gag. He disappears after Necrosha, only to turn up and apparently get killed by Siphon in The Logan Legacy. Then after Secret Wars he resurfaces again in Uncanny X-Men, and is murdered by the Dark Riders in the very same issue. True to form, he resurrects again in the 2016 Uncanny X-Men annual.
  • Betty and Veronica: Has to choose between shy, delicate Laurie and energetic but also older Rahne.
  • Biomanipulation: His power set as an Omega-level healer. He usually uses it for Healing Hands, but can be downright lethal as well.
  • Chick Magnet: Had been with Laurie, Rahne, and Loa. Even with all the Stepford Cuckoos. At the same time.
  • Complete Immortality: His powers have apparently evolved to the point where he can't die. Despite having been killed by both Siphon and the Dark Riders, his powers still self-resurrect him.
  • Death Is Cheap: Because of the nature of his powers Josh really can't stay dead. Even when he was presumably drained of them entirely by Siphon he still manages to return.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Unceremoniously gunned down by the Dark Riders. Although, of course, he returns later on.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In X-Men: Blue, he's a member of Magneto's new Brotherhood of Mutants.
  • Healing Hands: His power is to manipulate the organic material on a genetic level which he uses to mainly heal wounds. This ability requires him to have direct contact with those he wishes to heal. With a greater understanding of the inner workings of the human body, he has demonstrated the ability to heal or even re-grow tissues that have been damaged beyond repair or removed completely.
  • Hot for Student: At one point, caught in a Love Triangle between Rahne and Laurie.
  • I Have No Son!: His parents disowned him after learning he was a mutant. They made it official after Josh sent them a letter in hopes of reconnecting by making Dani Moonstar his legal guardian and demanding he never contact them again.
  • Jerkass: He actually started off as big of a dick as Julian. When first introduced he was bigoted against mutants, and was even in the process of being recruited into the Reavers by Donald Pierce when his powers manifested the first time. He had a crush on Laurie, but when she refused to let herself reciprocate, he instead started hooking up with Rahne — who was one of his teachers at the time — in large part to make her jealous.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his treatment of others in the past, he's shown to be very protective of others. Part of his experimentation with his powers stems from not wanting more of his friends to die.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: How the rest of his team, especially David, sees him, once his affair with Rahne comes to light.
  • Likes Older Women: Had a relationship with Rahne Sinclair when he was 16 and she was 19, and tried to get close to Magma during the school dance.
  • Living Mood Ring: He has "mood skin" - when he's feeling calm, happy, or using his healing power, his skin is gold, but when he's feeling angry, depressed, or using his powers to do harm, his skin turns black.
  • Locked into Strangeness: His skin eventually turned gold after being forced to heal himself, and after a large group of students was killed by anti-mutant fanatics, he developed the power to create disease and kill people as well with his skin turning black as a result.
  • Love Dodecahedron: He has to choose between Rahne and Laurie, who also might have feelings for Kevin, who himself is object of Cessily's feelings.
  • The Medic/Healing Hands: His position in the team and his powers, though they go far beyond that, with it being theorised that he's an Omega Class mutant. Certainly, he's capable of turning Rahne partly into an Asgardian to survive her pregnancy by Hrimhari.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Ever since he discovered the true extent of his powers.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: To Laurie, who was shot in the head by a sniper right after a huge argument between them.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: On the receiving end of one from his former friends when they found out he was a Mutant. In front of his family, no less.
  • Put on a Bus: Vanished after the Necrosha arc of X-Force, which was just before Second Coming, when his powers would really have been handy for a lot of X-Men.
    • The Bus Came Back: Resurfaces as a prisoner of Shogun in The Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy, apparently permanently stuck in his black-skinned "kill" form. He was attacked by Siphon and his fate was left ambiguous, though Word of God explicitly refused to confirm whether or not he was killed, while artist Peter Nguyen stated that the notes he left for the colorist was that Elixir was supposed to be turning gold again throughout the attack. He's therefore put back on the bus again until the end of All-New X-Men, when it's revealed he's alive and well and has been living on Utopia with a collection of other mutants just wanting to be left alone, before being convinced to join the X-Men at the New Xavier School. Later returns during the X-Men: The Krakoan Age mega arc as one of the Five, one of five mutants who work in tandem to resurrect other mutants.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: He can grow back people's hearts whole cloth, and yet somehow whenever his powers would be useful, he tends to be missing for no good reason.
  • Sanity Slippage: Laurie's death, his own deaths, and the sheer hell he and his peers have been through since M-Day has left Josh a bit unstable.
  • Shoot the Dog: One of Josh's old schoolmates, Wither, had become an Omnicidal Maniac in service to Selene to the point that he had to use his Touch of Death to put him down.
  • Touch of Death: Beyond healing, he can also inflict damage and pain onto his foes in a similar fashion (causing his skin to become coal-black).
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: As Josh's power grows his mental and emotional stability weakens. By the Uncanny X-Men Vol. 4 annual he's capable of resurrecting the dead on a massive scale. Magneto and M muse that he may be able to revive all sixteen million dead mutants on Genosha. At the same time. However, even his efforts curing a small number of mutants from the M-Pox led to his losing control and nearly draining the life of the human doctors and nurses tending them. Under Xorn's tutelage, he eventually learns how to control it better.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: He can either heal or kill with a touch, which changes his appearance to gold or black. In the Uncanny X-Men 2016 Annual, he becomes capable of even raising the dead. However, the more he heals, the stronger his urge to kill becomes until they balance one another out.
  • You Are What You Hate: Started off as a goon for Donald Pierce. Even once he found out he was a Mutant, it took a while for him to get over his racism.


Laurie Collins / Wallflower

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 2003)

Laurie Collins is a mutant with pheromone-based abilities, which allow her to influence others, whether intentionally or not. Her powers manifested when she was a teenager, causing everyone in the general area to be instantly smitten with her. Unable to comprehend what was happening, she withdrew herself from public life. A shy, reclusive girl by nature, she joins Xavier's school to try and better control her abilities, and while there strikes up a relationship with Elixir.

  • Back from the Dead: She's finally revived by The Five at Krakoa, rejoining all her former Academy X's classmates.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Her death serves no purpose but to push Josh into a really dark place.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Her death.
  • Child by Rape: Her father had the same emotion-manipulating powers as her and used them to seduce her mom.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: Shot by a sniper out of nowhere.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Oh, pheromones, what a ridiculous power, right? As House of M shows, if Lauria weren't so nice, she'd be an absolute terror, just like her old man. Hard to fight someone who can make you too afraid to move, or suddenly enraged with your best friend.
  • Love Is in the Air: Her pheromones could induce attraction, and in one case she used them to make David kiss her in an effort to get back at Josh. David was infuriated at this, and Laurie felt extreme guilt over using her abilities like her father had.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Apparently, in the original chain of events she single-handedly slaughtered all Stryker's men, during their attack on school. Which is why he sent a sniper to kill her days earlier.
  • Pheromones: She could cause people to experience any variety of emotions through pheromone release. She inherited her powers from her father, who had used them to seduce her mother. The father was also introduced in the series, but Wallflower was killed off before the subplot could go anywhere.
  • Power Incontinence: She initially has no real control over her powers, which made rooming with her pretty difficult, since she'd get nervous and that would make her powers flare up, and things would get worse from there. It's not until Wind Dancer comes along that she gets a roommate she doesn't have to worry about, since Sofia can just use her powers to prevent the pheromones getting near her. She never quite manages to get her powers fully under control.
  • Shrinking Violet: Originally an extremely shy character, mostly because she did not trust the way her powers influenced other people. She was starting to come out her shell a bit and even facing some anger-management issues, before her early death.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Everyone was angry at her for making David kiss her by using pheromones in a bid to get back at Josh. They called her out for it.


Joshua "Jay" Zachariah Guthrie / Icarus

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Rom Annual #3 (November, 1984)

The winged younger brother of Sam and Paige Guthrie.

  • Back from the Dead: He was revived The Five on Krakoa, where he now lives with the rest of his mutant siblings.
  • Charm Person: Initially, he seemed powerless, but it was revealed he actually had the mutant power of a compelling singing voice. Then Chuck Austen gave him wings as well.
  • Flight: Icarus could fly by means of his natural wings.
  • Good Is Dumb: Stryker played him like a fiddle.
  • Healing Factor: He regenerated and healed hundreds of times faster than a normal human. It was later revealed that his healing powers came from his wings.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Honestly trusted William Stryker, and thought he would help the former mutant students.
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed by William Stryker and would remain dead for over a decade until he was revived.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Told Stryker about the bus full of students leaving the mansion, giving him the opportunity to kill them. He also indirectly provoked the Nimrod Stryker was using into reactivating itself, simply by being present.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the New Mutants.
  • Token Good Teammate: He was too nice for the Hellions, which is why he got transferred over.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Again, trusted William Stryker. The crazed fundamentalist who had previously tried to kill the X-Men, had led lynch mobs and murdered his own wife and child.
  • Winged Humanoid: Like Warren Worthington, he has wings that allow him to fly, although red-colored.


Julian Keller / Hellion

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 2003)

A telekinetic mutant and leader of Emma Frost's Hellions. Initially a jerk and a showoff, after M-Day de-powered many of his friends, and William Stryker murdered many of his others, he quickly matured into a passionate but troubled leader. Has an on-again-off-again relationship with X-23.

  • Aesop Amnesia: Later writers don't seem to be aware that Julian went through major character development during the New X-Men era, because nearly every book he's in has him learn not to be such a jerk to people.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted, two of his most serious love interests (Sophia and X-23) seem to be falling for his nicer side — it's his bad boy qualities that are pushing them away.
  • Amazon Chaser: Of the three women he's been shown pursuing in the books — Wind Dancer, X-23, and Shark-Girl — two of them had a violent side and could break him in half. He also once hit on Armor, and got his nose broken for his trouble (in fact, he asked her out after she broke his nose). Hellion even lampshades it himself in Spider-Man and the X-Men that he has a thing for savage warrior babes.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Lost both forearms to a Nimrod attack during Second Coming. He now has metal hands that he controls via his telekinesis.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Upon finding Laura (after she left the Institute with no warning) he is pretty upset with her. This is because his post M-Day trauma made him paranoid about losing people.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To Cess. The Facility learned the hard way that kidnapping and experimenting on her was a very stupid thing to do.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Despite his arrogance and jerkishness, Julian is legitimately skilled with his powers and a great leader, guiding the Hellions into first place of the Field Day Events at the Xavier Institute. He also is highly caring and loyal towards his friends and will set everything aside to protect them.
  • Broken Pedestal: Emma Frost was pretty much his idol. Since M-Day she gave him many reasons to change his mind about her.
  • Butt-Monkey: His parents disinherit him for an incident which he didn't even start (and generally had a low opinion of him even before he manifested his powers). He loses his girlfriend shortly after M-Day (his own fault), and many of his friends are killed during Stryker's attacks, including one of his best friends and teammates. He does the right thing when Emma Frost tries to rig a contest to take out X-23, and just gets punished for his trouble. He has been gutted by Deathstrike, the Leper Queen turned him into a walking bomb with the Legacy Virus, Nimrods destroyed his hands (which have somehow never been healed) while helping defend San Francisco from Bastion. He's punished for doing the only thing he could to stop Karima — at her own request no less — and treated like a monster by every senior X-Men despite them all having done far, far worse. Then his second girlfriend rebuffs him when he reaches out to her for help coping with what he's going through, and she coldly lies to his face about not caring about him anymore to break it off. Then he gets dumped into Spidey's remedial class because he's viewed as untrustworthy and likely to undergo a Face–Heel Turn. Most recently, he's revealed as one of the mutants who has somehow been overlooked by Storm and her team sheltering in Limbo, infected with the M-Pox, and nearly gets himself killed when he decides to single-handedly attack Attilan, reasoning he's dying anyway (fortunately Synapse manages to shut down his powers and saves his life). And in one alternate future, he's killed fighting in a world war sparked by Doctor Doom. Pretty much any time he turns up, you can pretty much expect something bad to happen to him.
  • Chick Magnet: Quite a ladies man. He once took all three of the Cuckoos to a dance (though he actually did it to make Wind Dancer jealous), and they were hanging all over him the whole time.
  • Dating Catwoman: Plays the role of Catwoman to Sophia. They were leaders of rival teams, but attracted to each other.
  • Depending on the Artist: Ever since he was crippled during Second Coming. His arms can end at his wrists, elbows, and anywhere in-between. The same happens with the look of his prostheses, and whether or not they're put directly onto his arms, or if he levitates them with his telekinesis.
    • His normally green telekinetic aura is pink for no explainable reason in Spider-Man and the X-Men.
    • On more than one occasion artists have even forgotten that he has metal hands. There was even an article on Bleeding Cool about it.
  • Depending on the Writer: How much of him is Jerk and how much is Heart of Gold varies heavily on who is writing him. He developed substantially and his positive traits are most consistently brought out under Kyle and Yost. However later writers tend to keep him much more firmly in Jerkass territory, with a few exceptions.
    • His anger management issues seem very different under different writing teams. In some stories, he has enough self-control to find non-lethal ways to take his enemies out of a fight. In others, he is a hothead who gets into fights and rioting at the drop of hat. In others, he is a ticking time-bomb who can turn into a person of mass destruction out of sheer frustration.
  • Designated Villain: Becomes this for a stretch after killing Karima. Everyone in the books treats it like he just jumped across the Moral Event Horizon, that killing her was a horrific crime and a sign that he's teetering at the edge of the Slipper Slope, and he's on his way to a Face–Heel Turn. However readers are quick to point out that A) Karima was on the verge of killing everyone on Utopia, B) Hellion was the only one left who was even in the position to stop her, and C) his actions were taken at Karima's own request because she was about to lose control of her programming and wipe everyone out. Yet he still gets locked up by Cyclops and shipped off to the Jean Grey school to be imprisoned. Between the fact that a central argument of Schism was Cyclops training kids to do exactly what Hellion did, and the fact that Wolverine himself has done far, far worse, they both just come across as tremendous hypocrites.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even at his most his highest degree of assholishness, Julian is disgusted at some of the more inexcusable things he experiences.
    • Julian initially gets along quite well with Elixir when he first comes to the school. But then he finds out that Elixir was a Reaver before his powers manifested...
    • He’s understandably angry when Wither is arrested for an Accidental Murder that happeded when his powers first manifested, even citing that similar things happened with his classmates and that they should have more empathy for his ordeal.
    • He’s disgusted when he finds out his family fortune comes from dealings with the Kingmaker who in turn hurts the less fortunate and let’s his parents know how horrible they are for knowingly doing this.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Tries to make one after M-Day leaves his team (temporarily) disassembled. In response, Magneto tells him that he's only doing this to hurt them, and that he won't accept such an unreliable soldier. However with everything he's been through, it's amazing he hasn't turned Heel.
  • Fatal Flaw: He is ruled by emotion, and often makes bad choices because of it.
  • Freudian Trio: Ego to Cessily's Superego and Santo's Id.
  • Glass Cannon: Julian has been depicted as one of the most powerful telekinetics on Earth, and he has been able to treat super-villains like Kimura as rag-dolls to be played with. But he is not more durable than the average human, and he has suffered mutilations, organ failures, and various other injuries in past fights.
  • Handicapped Badass: Losing his hands didn't affect his telekinetic powers at all. In fact, his lack of hands and increased use of telekinesis to make up for it may have actually made him stronger.
  • Has a Type: Although his first romantic interest was the comparatively mild-mannered Wind Dancer, as noted under Amazon Chaser Julian has developed a tendency to be attracted to strong and violent women, notably X-23 and Shark-Girl. Also both Wind Dancer and Shark-Girl were team leaders, and had a habit of taking charge of situations. It seems that this quality attracts him.
  • Heroic BSoD: He didn't handle killing Karima when she attacked Utopia well, even though he was the only one in a position to stop her. That everyone treats him like he was an out of control monster, with Wolverine locking him up in his room at the Jean Grey School, only made it worse.
  • Heroic RRoD: Emma Frost unlocked his full telekinetic powers, he flew all the way from Dallas to the mansion (smashing through one of the O*N*E sentinels on the way in), and passed out for several days afterward.
  • Hilariousin Hindsight: After Julian lost his hands during the events of Second Coming, in 2010 he angrily ranted that the X-Men could bring back the dead but couldn't restore his hands after they presented him with a pair of really sub par prosthetics. Flash forward to 2020 and the Dawn of X where the X-Men are LITERALLY bringing back the dead left and right on Krakoa and the X-Men STILL haven't restored his hands yet.
  • Hot-Blooded: Not as much as Santo or Noriko, but still.
  • Hypocritical Humor: There's a subtle running gag about him not holding himself or his friends to the harsh standards he sets for others. For example, he's quick to defend Anole's less hygienic tongue quirk and lecture Josh for not accepting him. The very next page has Julian refusing to accept the then-homeless Noriko and telling her that she smells. Josh is quick to point this out.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Deathstrike, though he eventually recovers.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Hellion is very blunt in his beliefs that the X-Men have utterly failed him and his peers. However considering almost his entire generation lost their powers on M-Day, and the constant failures of the X-Men to prevent his friends from getting killed (IE the bus attack and Stryker's assault on the school), it's also hard to fault him for the belief.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's arrogant and superior, and often bullies those who aren't part of his circle of friends. This in part informs his rivalry with the New Mutants in general, and David and Noriko in particular. It begins getting downplayed in the aftermath of M-Day. He additionally does genuinely care for those he allows into his social sphere. He also steadfastly stands up for mutants and mutant rights; his early friendship with Elixir was only soured because he learned Elixir used to be a member of the Reavers before his powers manifested, and although like the others he was leery of Wither, he was furious when the FBI tried to imprison him, and stood up for him when the rest of the school started to shun him in the process.
  • The Leader: To the Hellions, combines Type III and IV.
  • Leader Wannabe: For some time on the New X-Men, he would refuse to follow Surge. He continued ordering his teammates from the Hellions, until he and Noriko managed to put their differences behind them.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Seems to be the case with him and Mercury.
  • Mind over Matter: Julian is one of the most powerful telekinetics among the X-Men. In terms of raw power, he outclasses his peer, the Omega Level psychic Quentin Quire - and even Emma Frost has mentioned that his potential is immense. This has not helped to reduce his ego.
  • Morality Chain: For X-23 when they went to save Mercury. And when the New X-Men went after the Purifiers, he was the only one to stop Surge from killing them.
  • Opposites Attract: Played with. He likes X-23 partly because she understands the world in a way he doesn't. However, their differing viewpoints make communication difficult.
  • Out of Focus: Like most of his generation that isn't X-23, Quentin Quire, or Glob Herman, Hellion spends most of his time filling panels. And when he does get something more significant to do, there's a good bet he's going to get his ass kicked by the end of it.
  • Parental Abandonment: First his parents ship him off to the Xavier school after they get tired of dealing with his powers, then they disinherit him over an altercation that he didn't even start. Finally, they up and move the family without even telling him.
  • Power Incontinence: After getting his power upgrade, he loses the fine control over his powers. Even trying something as simple as lifting a paper-clip makes him more liable to smash everything around him. He does eventually get over this.
  • Quickly-Demoted Leader: After the formation of the New X-Men, Emma Frost demotes him and puts Surge in charge, as a punishment for him refusing her order to eliminate X-23 from competition for a place on the team
  • Shipper on Deck: Becomes one for Cessily and Kevin.
  • Ship Sinking: His two first major love interests were Sophia and X-23. Sophia broke up with him immediately after losing her powers, and did not have any new interactions with him for over a decade. X-23 harshly rejected his attempts to renew their relationship in her solo series, and basically kicked him out of her life. Although the "Old Woman Laura" arc of All-New Wolverine suggests that they still have a thing for each other. completely.
  • Smug Super: At first, on account of being Emma Frost's star pupil. He does eventually get over most of this.
  • These Hands Have Killed: When Karima attacks Utopia, Hellion is the only one in a position to fight back, and is left with no choice but to kill her. Karima even begs him to in order to stop her Sentinel programming before she kills everyone else. It sends him into a Heroic BSoD (having previously been firm in his stance that X-Men don't kill), and it's heavily implied during his second appearance in the X-23 solo that he's reaching out to her for help coping with his actions (she rebuffs him). It's not helped that everyone (even Gambit and Wolverine) is treating him like an out-of-control monster for doing it. There's also the fact that Karima didn't actually die, he just knocked her into a coma, though it did look like she was brain dead. And she was later healed anyway.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Mercury and Rockslide.
  • The Unfavorite: It's indicated that even before his powers manifested he was this, with his parents showing favoritism towards his older brother.
  • White Sheep: Believe it or not. We don't know much about his older brother, however the Hellions miniseries reveals his mother and father earned their fortune as a result of illicit dealings with the Kingmaker. Julian — who for all his arrogance and other faults genuinely believes in being a hero — wastes no time in throwing this in their faces when he learns the truth.
  • Will They or Won't They?: First with Sophia and then with X-23. In both cases the answer is no. Although In the final arc of All New Wolverine (set in an Utopian future) it is revealed that at some time prior Laura and Julian patched things up and became a couple. Laura even comments that the two had a lot of good years together until Julian died in battle fighting Dr. Doom's horde of villains.
  • The Woobie: While the Academy X/New X-Men kids could constitute an entire team of Woobies, Hellion stands out with all the hell he's been through.
    • Iron Woobie: Despite all this, he's steadfastly loyal to his friends, and will keep fighting however he can to help and protect his them and his species.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Just look at Butt-Monkey above. If anyone has earned the right to be an angry jackass, it's Hellion.


Cessily Kincaid / Mercury

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 2003)

A girl whose skin is made from malleable non-toxic metal.

  • Abusive Parents: Not physically, but her parents are very emotionally distant from her and make her stay inside the house whenever she visits, so that none of the neighbors can see her and know their daughter is a mutant.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Has a one-sided crush on Wither.
  • Animate Inanimate Matter: She's made out of living metal.
  • Body Horror: When her powers first activated, she collapsed into a writhing puddle on her bathroom floor.
  • Broken Pedestal: Emma Frost is one to her due to her treatment of X-23 and other failures as a teacher to the Hellions.
  • Break the Cutie: After getting kidnapped and tortured by the Facility.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Calls out Emma Frost for not bringing Wither back to the school, pushing away Julian and trying to make X-23 quit the team.
  • Chick Magnet. The female case. Both Bling! and Loa have shown attraction towards her.
  • Cool Big Sis: She plays this role to Santo.
  • Eating Optional: She doesn't need to eat or drink, but often does so in order too look and feel more normal.
  • Freudian Trio: Superego to Julian's Ego and Santo's Id.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like all the Hellions, she's got a good side. Notably, she's one of the few to try and be nice to X-23.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Seems to be the case between her and Julian. Later the same seems to be true for her and Santo.
  • Morality Pet: The best person to make Julian's nicer side resurface. He feels the need to protect her.
  • No-Sell: Magic doesn't work on her liquid form. And since she's made of metal, Wither's touch doesn't have any effect. She's also immune to Laurie's pheromone powers, which resulted in them previously being made roommates (which didn't work so well).
  • The Needless: As a being made of living metal, Mercury has no need for food and drink.
  • Official Couple: After a few years of ambiguity, it was confirmed in Generation-X that she and Bling! are together.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: During World War Hulk she managed to get the Hulk to end his attempts to capture Xavier when she confronts him in the institute's graveyard, then tells him about all of the innocent children who had been murdered by Stryker and the Purifers in the aftermath of the Decimation. This draws a direct comparison between what the mutants have been through and Hulk's own loss, which helps convince Hulk that Xavier has already suffered enough.
  • Toplessness from the Back: Noticed during a party in X-Force.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Hellion and Rockslide.


Santo Vaccarro / Rockslide

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #3 (September, 2003)

"On a scale of one to a million this rates awesome!"

Rockslide is a student at the Xavier Institute and a member of the Young X-Men. A member of the Hellions, he serves as the team's muscle. Despite his status as a student, Rockslide has become a frequent field member for the X-Men due to his strength, although the older X-Men find his presence difficult.

  • Action Bomb: He can explode and then reform himself from nearby rocks.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: It was shown that Rockslide can also survive in space without a spacesuit and a breathing apparatus. Since he is effectively a golem, rather than a human, he is free from the needs of a human body.
  • Berserk Button: He is typically pulling his punches in fights. Unless someone kills or hurts his friends. His reaction in his own words: "Dead! You're dead. I'm going to kill you!!! I'm going to — You killed my Friend"!!!" Wolverine has had to save villains from Santo's hands.
  • The Bully: Santo frequently straddles the line between this and The Gadfly. Usually he means it all in fun, because he just thinks that's how friends act, but sometimes such as when X-23 first comes to school, he can genuinely be mean.
  • Butt-Monkey: He tends to suffer from some kind of abuse in every series he is in, particularly in Amazing X-Men, where the team treats him like he is a disposable nuisance despite the fact he is still a student. At one point they leave him to fight a gigantic demon by himself, although Bobby reassures him that they have faith in him to win.
    Nightcrawler: Why did we bring him again?
    Northstar: In case someone has to get sacrificed.
  • Came Back Wrong: His revival ends up botched by dying in Otherworld. Santo is essentially replaced by an amalgam of his other variations from the multiverse, effectively killing the original. The new version is nicknamed "Wrongslide", and has different personality traits.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Being a pile of living rocks means Rockslide doesn't have genitalia, but he unfortunately notes that he still gets horny in one of the school's sex-ed courses.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Not exactly being the sharpest knife in the drawer, he certainly has his moments of this.
  • Death of Personality: After being killed at Otherworld and revived by the Five, the amalgamation of multiple possibilities within that dimension ends up overriding his Cerebro backup, essentially rendering the Santo they knew completely dead, leaving an entirely new Rockslide in its place.
  • Detachment Combat: In his original body he was able to fire off limbs and recall them.
  • Discard and Draw: After rebuilding his body from nearby stones, Blindfold says he lost the ability to fire off his limbs. Now he's capable of detonating himself instead and building a new body out of surrounding stone, gaining its properties. When he first did this in Limbo, his body was made of volcanic rock that could project fire and was resistant to magic.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He is made of rocks and can control his separated body parts.
  • Dumb Muscle: Santo literally has rocks in his head.
  • Freudian Trio: Id to Cessily's Superego and Julian's Ego.
  • The Gadfly: He loves to troll his friends. Although he can also be a bully, he's never really malicious about it, he just thinks that's how friends act (like roasting marshmallows over Match's head).
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: His power means he can blow himself up, and reform from whatever material is around him. He was naturally surprised to learn this.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Is fond of detective stories, including the works of Agatha Christie. He also plays RPGs and criticizes a medieval army in a Danger Room scenario for sending in their cavalry too early when they still have long-ranged options they haven't utilized.
    • Santo is also disturbed by how he reforms his entire body from new rocks after exploding, wondering about his true nature as a disembodied entity and how his body isn't actually his body.
  • Hot-Blooded: He is pretty easy to get riled up for a fight.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: When forty students, including Tag, were killed, Rockslide suffered Heroic BSoD and couldn't do anything. After Brian's funeral he is seen punching the ground and yelling I'm sorry Brian! I'm sorry!
    • He becomes this for Polaris during the X of Swords event, since she felt she could've stopped the blade that lead to his death at the start.
  • Innocently Insensitive: His casual references to Anole's sexuality border on the offensive, his flirtations attempts with various women have been described in-universe as creepy, and his words of advice to Glob Herman were rather smug. He typically does not mean to antagonize the other characters, that is his idea about friendly interactions.
  • Jerkass: When he was first introduced he was a bully and crude.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After the death of several of his friends, he became slightly more mature but still has his moments. Several of his decisions are primarily motivated by his need to protect his friends, as he sees any death or injury in his vicinity as his personal failure. He threatens to quit the team if they won't let Anole and Pixie join. He's also respectful towards Dust's beliefs, panicking when she shows up mid-fight not wearing her veil.
  • Large Ham: Subtle and quiet are two words that could never be used to describe Rockslide.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His tactics tend to boil down to charge at the enemy and hit it until its dead.
  • Likes Older Women: Not that much older, but it's implied he has a crush on Jubilee. He has also hit on Carol Danvers. And he mentioned his attraction to Magma while actually fighting her.
  • My Greatest Failure That he couldn't save Brian.
  • Phrase Catcher: Whenever he says something stupid or inappropriate, the person next to him will tell him to stop talking.
  • Ship Of Theseus: Since he can re-form himself from new rocks after exploding, he ponders what it means that his body isn't the same as his original one.
  • Super-Strength: Rockslide possesses superhuman strength sufficient to lift about 75 tons without any effort.
  • Those Two Guys: Develops into this with Anole, and the two are frequently paired up in later stories.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Mercury and Hellion.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite his jerkass tendencies, Rockslide is extremely loyal to all of his friends and would do anything for them.
  • Unwitting Pawn: One of several students who was manipulated by Donald Pierce in his attempt to kill the New Mutants post-Decimation.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With everybody. Just try to make a drinking game over how many times one of his friends says, "I hate you, Santo." I dare you.
  • Was It All a Lie?: Says this to Summoner, who answers that yes, it was, because he's also a summoner of lies. He then slices Rockslide in half.


Brian Cruz / Tag

Nationality: Puerto Rican

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #10 (May, 2004)

Brian Cruz was selected early on by Emma Frost as one of her proteges and later joined her squad, the Hellions.

  • Back from the Dead: He is seen alive and well on Krakoa, indicating the Five resurrected him and restored his powers.
  • Black Dude Dies First: He's depowered and subsequently killed by the Purifiers in the wake of M-Day.
  • Crowd Panic: His mutant power allows him to force people to run away from whatever he had tagged psiconically. He can also make the inverse effect and make people run towards the target of his powers.
  • Hidden Depths: Before joining the Hellions he was really lonely. When Kingmaker grants the rest of the team their wishes, he only wants to make sure they stay together, so he won't be alone again.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: In House of M he uses his powers on Sean Garrison, making him want to run away from himself. Garrison then sees his reflection in the mirror and jumps through the window.
  • The Smart Guy: In the Hellions.
    • The Evil Genius: When they played an antagonistic role to the New Mutants.


Sooraya Qadir / Dust

Nationality: Afghan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men #133 (December, 2002)

An Afghan mutant with the ability to turn into a living dust storm. Originally introduced in New X-Men, she joined the team after M-Day. She is identified by her Niqab, which she wears instead of the traditional X-Men uniform. In addition to her time spent as an X-Man, Dust has been a member of the Champions. Following the founding of Krakoa she eventually joined Nightcrawler's team of peacekeepers who sought to ensure the three laws of the mutant nation were followed and respected.

  • Back from the Dead: She died very briefly in Young X-Men due to cellular degeneration after being turned to glass. Ink used the power of his Pheonix tattoo to bring her back to life, although the effort put him into a coma.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Dust is fully capable of tearing people apart with her powers. Fortunately, as a devout Muslim, she abhors violence. Among Academy X students she is considered Token Wholesome...who also has a body count second only to X-23 and spends her free time hunting terrorists in Middle East countries. In her introduction in Champions, both anti-mutant protesters and Kaeldra learn the hard way to not get on her bad side.
    • This is important in Champions #5. Cyclops at that time had an X-Men team who were planning to deal with their enemies or die trying. Not wanting her to betray her faith and ethics, he tells her to join the Champions instead, prompting Ms. Marvel to immediately give her the invitation.
  • Broken Record: When she first appeared, all she could say was "turaab" (dust). That she had been abducted and then killed her abductors might've had something to do with this.
  • Captain Ethnic: While she's become a well-developed character over the years, she still has a stereotypically Muslim power. She is an Afghan Muslim superhero whose power is to turn into sand.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After Kaeldra makes short work of the Champions, Sooraya basically takes her down with one shot like it was nothing.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Dust can transform into a cloud of sand or dust. In this form she can propel herself through the air at great speeds. This form makes her particularly dangerous, as the microscopic edges of the sand particles act as tiny blades, stripping the flesh off an opponent.
  • Foil: To Kamala Khan, both being some of the few Muslim superheroes in Marvel Universe and the only two who are also teenage girls. But when Kamala is an energetic and emotional Inhuman who subverts many stereotypes about Muslims, Sooraya is a stoic mutant whose portrayal is rooted in a number of stereotypes.
  • It's All My Fault: Blamed herself for Jay Guthrie's murder at the hands of Reverend Stryker, believing that if she had gone with him she might have been able to save him. However, the other students try to convince her that she would have died too, as Jay had been manipulated into leading Dust into a trap.
  • Logical Weakness: Dust's main weakness is water, but has also been shown to have a vulnerability to air and strong winds. Intense heat can also turn her dust form into glass.
  • Odd Friendship: She is one of X-23's very few friends, even after the two of them ended up on opposite sides of the A vs. X debacle.
  • Psychic Block Defense: When in her dust form it is very difficult for telepaths to read her mind or locate her.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Averted. She fights terrorists with her powers.
  • Refusal of the Call: Most of the X-Men are believed to have perished in battle against Nate Grey in Uncanny X-Men (2018). Sooraya apparently was busy taking care of family matters and ignored Jean Grey's telepathic call. Keep in mind "family matters" for her often mean sneaking out to protect her homeland from Islamic terrorists.
  • Resistant to Magic: Her dust form is more resistant to being affected by magical attacks and effects, but not immune.
  • Survivor Guilt: She blames herself for not being there when X-Men supposedly have been killed.
  • Team Mom: In later appearances, she takes on this role.
  • Token Good Teammate: The Hellions are not evil, but unscrupulous enough to make her the nice girl in Slytherin house.
  • Token Religious Teammate: A devout Muslim who still observes niqab.
  • Token Wholesome: As one of the few heroic devoutly Muslim characters (and certainly one of the highest-profile ones) in mainstream comics, she is never portrayed in a negative light.
  • Unwitting Pawn: One of several students who was manipulated by Donald Pierce in his attempt to kill the New Mutants post-Decimation.


Kevin Ford / Wither

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #3 (September, 2003)

"I destroy everything I touch. I wither it. And I turn it to ash."

Wither is a mutant with the ability to break down organic matter by touching it. After a tumultuous time at Xavier's Academy, he flees from the X-Men after accidently maiming a fellow student on M-Day. While living on the street he falls under the influence of Selene, who encourages his darker nature and compulsion to wither all life around him. He becomes her lover and most loyal follower in her plan to ascend to godhood.

  • Back from the Dead: He is among the mutants revived by the Five on Krakoa.
  • Blessed with Suck: His power destroys any organic matter, and he's got absolutely no control over it. Once he's revived on Krakoa, he learns how to turn it off.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Due to his ability, as even just a brief touch would main someone. He could have a relationship with Cessily, who is immune to his power and likes him, but he had only eyes for Laurie. He eventually does have sex with Selene, who is immune to his power. After he's revived on Krakoa and manages to control his powers, this is no longer true.
  • The Corruptible: As it turns out, his power makes him feel a constant hunger to rot and kill things and he's only one step away from giving in.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Josh in Selene's inner circle.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After leaving the academy for good he is found and manipulated into becoming a killer by Selene, embracing his inner desire to wither everything.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: From normal kid to murderer working with Selene.
  • Goth: At least Julian calls him one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He has a nicer side, starting as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, but as the time goes he forsakes more and more out of it for selfish reasons.
  • Killed Off for Real: He died after an encounter with Elixir, at the end of Necrosha. He would remain dead for almost a decade until his revival in Krakoa.
  • Love Dodecahedron: Cessily is in love with him, but he loves Laurie, who has feelings for Josh, unaware he's in love with Rahne.
  • Poor Communication Kills: After he accidentally withers Laurie's hand he overhears Julian telling the rest of his team he doesn't know what to do with him. He runs away from the school, not even waiting long enough to hear Julian assuring everybody that no matter what, Hellions will stand together.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: From X-Man in training to one of Selene's minions.
  • The Rival: To Elixir.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Once he met Selene.
  • Self-Made Orphan: His powers killed his father when they first activated.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Hellions, as he had originally been one of Dani Moonstar's students before coming to believe that she had betrayed his trust and that Emma Frost could advise him better.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: Originally joined the New Mutants but later switched to the Hellions.
  • Touch of Death: Kevin mutant ability manifests as a psionic field permeating his flesh that decays, and eventually disintegrates all forms of organic matter by touch.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Upon realizing that Elixir was immune to his power and using his own to kill him, Wither begged him to stop, but Elixir knew he could not let him live.
  • Walking Wasteland: He could easily be one.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It's hard not to feel sorry for him - he gets the world's most awful power, then, on M-Day, he thinks he's lost his power and finally gets to touch the girl he's got a massive crush on... and winds up withering her hand, because he's one of the few people who kept their powers. Then Selene starts manipulating him; a beautiful woman with powers not unlike his, who can survive his death touch, who seems interested in him, and uses that to make him dance like a puppet on her strings.


Megan Gwynn / Pixie

Nationality: Welsh

Species: Human/Fairy mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men (Vol. 2) #5 (November, 2004)

A Welsh student with insect-like wings and the ability to cause hallucinations through her "pixie dust". After a trip to Limbo and losing a piece of her soul, she was taught a magical teleportation spell by Magik and has continued to study magic under her and other sorcerers in the years since. Thanks to her teleport spell, Pixie became a key member of Utopia during mutantkind's stay on the island and was part of several teams of X-Men, including Storm and Hope's squads.

Following the founding of the mutant nation of Krakoa, Pixie became a citizen of the new nation. After assisting Nightcrawler and Legion in preventing Onslaught from destroying mutantkind, she joined their new organization, the Legionaries, dedicated to ensuring the three laws of the mutant nation were respected.

  • Ascended Extra: Didn't really do much, if anything, before Decimation. Afterwards, Pixie became one of the most developed members of her generation of students and became a key player in several major storylines during the Utopia era.
  • Author Appeal: Greg Land loved to draw her in stereotypical club and rave attire.
  • Best Friend: To Blindfold, who was also her roommate at the Jean Grey Academy. Pixie was one of the few students willing to put up with Blindfold's frequent visions and freakouts during the middle of the night. Blindfold also trusted Pixie enough to confide in her about her relationship with Legion.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Intentionally suffers her first death in Way of X in this manner at hands of an Orchis Mook under the encouragement of some of her friends to undergo her first resurrection on Krakoa.
  • The Cutie: Pre-Decimation. The fact that she wore a bicycle helmet as part of her uniform helps.
  • A Day in the Limelight: During the Utopia era she was the main character of the mini-series Pixie Strikes Back, which delved into her backstory and revealed her family ties to Mastermind. She was also the deuteragonist of the X-Infernus mini-series that featured her trying to restore the lost part of her soul, only to end up losing another piece in Limbo.
  • Depending on the Artist: How colorful her wings are, whether they're like a butterfly's or a dragonfly; it's suggested their appearance is dependent on her mood. Also whether she has completely black eyes or just black sclera.
  • Fangirl: She is a huge fan of Dazzler and was absolutely delighted when Beast introduces her to Megan.
  • Genki Girl: She her generation of mutant's successor to Kitty Pryde and Jubilee, being an extremely enthusiastic and energetic student and X-Man in training.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She doesn't just look like a winged fairy, she's actually half-fae on her mother's side.
  • I'm Having Soul Pains: The ritual that tore out a piece of her soul filled the hole with dark magic, which reacts to any similarly dark forces nearby like a compass.
  • It Runs in the Family: Turns out she's Mastermind's daughter and like his other children has illusion related mutant powers.
  • Likes Older Men: Megan had a crush on Cyclops, and on separate occasions has been trying to get in personal space of other more handsome men, like Gambit, Angel and even Captain America.
  • Magic Is Feminine: Pixie learned a Teleportation spell from Illyana and wields a magic dagger that can harm astral beings. She is a teenage girl and the only mystic character among the cast.
  • Most Common Super Power: Megan has been shown with a buxom chest in the subsequent years since her debut. Considering who her half-sisters are, it's not surprising in hindsight.
  • Motor Mouth: When really excited or angry she can lapse into this, particularly when she was younger.
  • Mushroom Samba: Her 'pixie dust' makes its target see cutesy things like teddy-bears and unicorns.
  • Pointy Ears: Has them as part of her fae heritage.
  • The Pollyanna: This girl goes through such huge amounts of horror, yet never really loses her upbeat and optimistic attitude.
  • Precocious Crush: Had a big one on Cyclops.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Her supposed father's parents raised her, with him having supposedly died in a mining accident while her mother decided that Megan would be better off raised among humans and with the X-Men.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She fit the definition for a good while, until Magik (or Magik's demonic clone) got to her. Depending on the Artist, her hair's now either mostly black with pink streaks or mostly pink with black streaks, but either way, she was heavily affected by having bits of her soul ripped out and is suffering some serious overall disillusionment with the X-Adults.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • For Rogue and Gambit prior to their marriage. She excitedly observes the two having a sexually charged moment during a danger room session and describes them both as "hot".
    • Upon finding out that Loa had a crush on Mercury, Pixie was eager to help set them up at the Hellfire Gala and later sought out Legion's help when Loa's powers made things difficult for the two to get intimate.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: While her sisters Regan (alias Lady Mastermind) and Martinique (alias Mastermind II) are quite the bitches and proud of it, Megan is remarkably sweeter and much more benevolent in her ways despite having illusion-based powers as well.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the New X-Men and Hope's team, the Lights.
  • Soul-Cutting Blade: Her soul dagger, which she can use to harm astral or otherworldly entities and drive out beings that possess others without harming their physical bodies.
  • The Soulless: Magik took a chunk of her soul. It turned parts of her hair black, changed the color of her wings and made her more liable to swear, but that's about it.
  • Stepford Smiler: Some of her misadventures left her scarred, but she doesn't let that affect her daily life. Unless it has to.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: She really hates working alongside Magik due to her taking part of her soul, a second part of her soul being stolen, and genuinely not caring about all the trauma it has caused Pixie. Colossus continually making excuses for his sister and forcing Pixie to help in rescuing Magik from Limbo has made her dislike him as well.
  • Teleportation with Drawbacks: After a sojourn into Limbo she's taught a teleportation spell by Magik. It's got more range than Nightcrawler's but less utility in battle due to casting time.
  • Trauma Button: Mentioning her soul, experiences in Limbo, and Magik tends to be one for Pixie, causing the normally cheerful mutant to turn surly and occasionally violent.
  • Token Wizard: She tends to be the only magic user on the teams she joins.
  • Waif-Fu: When she does get into physical combat Pixie is no slouch, being trained in hand-to-hand by Wolverine. Being able to fly helps her land some acrobatic attacks that would be impossible for others to do.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: She often teleports opponents away from the battlefield or high into the air if she knows they will survive the fall.
  • White Mage: The spells she has learned thus far are utility or non-lethal. She can teleport, put people to sleep, and seal rifts to hell.


Victor "Vic" Borkowski / Anole

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #2 (August, 2003)

Anole has a reptilian physiology with enhanced speed and agility, as well as the ability to camouflage, climb walls, and is equipped with razor-sharp teeth and claws. Unlike many of his fellow students, Anole has often expressed a grudge against the X-Men, believing that they failed to protect their students from death and trauma. Although he threatened to walk away from the X-Men several times, he always returned for protection or to be with his friends despite his mistrust towards the older X-Men.

  • 10-Minute Retirement: After the X-Men were dissolved in the aftermath of the Messiah Complex storyline, Anole wanted nothing more to do with any of them and initially refused to travel to San Francisco despite it being a safe haven for the remaining mutants. He went so far as to leave Northstar with a bloody nose and warning him that he was done with the X-Men and his friends from the academy, but he was eventually convinced to return by Dani Moonstar after struggling to live on his own.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses an arm during the visit to Limbo, though it quickly grows back, something that surprises everyone, but Victor the most.
  • The Bartender: Becomes one at Krakoa's tiki bar.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rockslide said a derogatory remark by accident, so Victor defenestrated him.
  • Broken Pedestal: When he was a young child he would often pretend his treehouse was the X-Mansion and dreamed of becoming an X-Man. His experiences at the Xavier Institute, repeated disappointment at the X-Men's infighting, and their failure to protect many of their students left Anole bitter towards of the X-Men and with the belief that they could not be trusted to do right by the younger generations of mutants.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Called out Northstar on one occasion, noting how screwed up all the surviving students of the Xavier Academy were post M-Day and how the traumas they suffered there made them unable to function amongst normal society.
  • Came Back Strong: Non-fatal example: If Anole loses a limb, the one that grows back will be larger and stronger than the one he lost. However see Depending on the Artist.
  • Coming-Out Story: He first came out to Rockslide after being called a sissy by him. Santo outs him to the rest of the students during a late-night bonding session, although a few of them had already figured it out.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Victor is not hesitant to throw sarcastic comments to everybody, being Rockslide his main target.
  • Depending on the Artist: Anole's appearance varies wildly depending on who is drawing him. Details such as the shape of his head, or whether he has a tail can change between issues, to say nothing of different books altogether. Whether or not he has his larger and stronger arm is also inconsistent, to the point that the official story is now that he lost it in an incident that has yet to be explored.
  • Good Parents: In a rarity for many mutants, his parents (and in fact his entire hometown) are extremely accepting of him being both a mutant and gay.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Originally, whether he can actually grow back all of his limbs or not isn't clear. X-23 offers to test this by cutting them off (painlessly, she adds), but Victor understandably doesn't want to try. This was later confirmed during Extraordinary X-Men, when he lost his other limbs while trapped in the future with Glob, Martha, Ernst, and Colossus, and they all grew back.
  • Hollywood Chameleons: He can alter his skin (and clothing) to match whatever he is standing against to hide.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: He has a prehensile tongue that is longer than his whole body. Its extremely sticky as well, allowing him to easily grab objects out of his reach. Anole has also used it in battle to trip up opponents or hit them in the eye.
  • Pointy Ears: His ears are long and pointed.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He was extremely traumatized by the attacks on the Xavier Academy and the trip to Limbo in particular. When returning home his father dropping a coffee cup was enough to trigger Anole into losing control and almost attacking him, which caused Anole to leave his parents house out of fear of hurting them.
  • Shrug of God: Jordan D. White's response when challenged by fans over how Anole lost the monster limbs he picked up in Extraordinary and reverted back to his classic "Arm," or artists not even drawing that, was to dismiss them as "stories yet to be told."
  • Sixth Ranger: To the New X-Men.
  • Stronger Than They Look: Except for his overgrown limb, Victor is a rather small and slightly-built guy. Yet he's still surprisingly strong. Downplayed after he loses the rest of his limbs in Extraordinary X-Men and they all grow back massive to match.
  • Super-Strength: He was able to throw Rockslide out a window after Santo pushed him too far.
  • Straight Gay: His love of theater notwithstanding.
  • Those Two Guys: Often pairs up with Rockslide, particularly in stories set post M-Day.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Rockslide is his best friend, but the two of them spend of most of their time together sniping at each other.
  • Wall Crawl: Thanks to his gecko-like physiology, he can easily climb walls.


Nehzno Abidemi / Gentle

Nationality: Wakandan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men (Vol. 2) #23 (April, 2006)

A Wakandan student who can alter his muscle mass to become stronger and more durable. Formerly assigned to Storm's training squad, Gentle eventually joined Jean Grey's team of X-Men in order to unlock the true potential of his powers and fight for unity between mutants and mankind.

  • Abusive Parents: His mother regards him as an error, telling him that due to having a Russian father and being a mutant, he will never belong in Wakanda. Even when he offered to defend her against her abusive husband she hit and berated him. Years later he saves his half-brother's life and she still refuses to have anything to do with him.
  • Bald Head of Toughness: Completely bald and has the ability of Super-Strength and Super-Toughness by increasing his muscle mass, enough so to possibly rival The Incredible Hulk.
  • Blessed with Suck: Gentle can increase the muscle mass of his body to give himself super-strength, except that he suffers intense pain the stronger he gets. His vibranium tattoos that cover his skin help combat the damage, but the more he uses his powers the more likely he is to suffer a potentially fatal seizure. Jean helps him discover that this is actually a mental block his mind created from all the abuse he suffered as a child and removes the trigger, allowing him to use his powers without pain.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father left Wakanda before he was born.
  • Fantastic Racism: Averted in regards with his fellow Wakandans; for most it's not the fact that he's a mutant they have a problem with, it's because his father was Russian.
  • Gentle Giant: It's how he got his name.
  • The Mole: In Black Panther (2021) it is revealed that Gentle has always been a secret sleeper agent serving T'Challa, and that any bitterness or hatred he has shown towards the former king for the treatment he received at the hands of his fellow Wakandan's was acting.
  • Power Glows: When using his powers, his tattoos glow pale blue.
  • The Quiet One: Barely ever says a word and mostly focuses on meditation.
  • Ship Tease: With Trinary in X-Men: Red.
  • Super-Strength: The true extent of his strength is unknown, but Beast's tests suggest that Gentle could power himself up to be as strong as the Hulk.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Like the Hulk, his increased mass makes a shirt inconvenient.


Jonas Graymalkin / Graymalkin

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Young X-Men #1 (June, 2008)

Professor Xavier's great, great, great, great etc. etc. grand-uncle from 200 years in the past. Was discovered kissing another boy by his father and buried alive on the property. This activated his mutation: superstrength, speed, durability, and no aging while in complete or semi-darkness. Was recently unearthed and joined the young X-Men. Suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and confusion over the world of the future. Anole has taken him under his wing.

  • Battle Couple: Becomes one with Specter, as Dallas can use his living shadow to boost him.
  • Buried Alive: Was subjected to this by his own father after he was caught kissing a boy. Fortunately, he survived long enough to be unearthed years later, but the experience understandably left him with PTSD.
  • Bury Your Gays: Literally — his father's response to finding him with another boy was to curse him for being born and bury him alive.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Well yeah, he was unearthed after two hundred years, so he has difficulties communicating with modern people.
  • Human Popsicle: His powers allowed him to stay alive in complete darkness while buried for decades.
  • Last-Name Basis: He doesn't really have a codename, so he's usually referred to as Graymalkin.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Considering he was buried for over a hundred years, not surprising.
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Straight Gay: He doesn't have any stereotypically gay mannerisms thanks to his very different upbringing.
  • Undeathly Pallor: His completion and subterranean based powers definitely give off the impression.


Eric Gitter / Ink

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutate

First Appearance: Young X-Men #1 (June, 2008)

A punk from the ghetto who discovered that whenever he got a tattoo, he'd get a new power based symbolically on whatever the tattoo depicts (wings make him fly, a hazard symbol on his hand makes him to make people violently ill with a touch). He later discovered that the tattoo artist was the mutant rather than himself, making him one of very few X-Men to not be an actual mutant. Fell into a coma after using his powers to heal dying teammate Dust.

  • Art Imitates Life: The tattoos. However, he's not actually a mutant at all.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Left catatonic after healing Dust, but he eventually recovered.
  • Power Tattoo: In this case it's not the tattoo that gives him his powers, but the tattoo artist.


Alisa Tager / Cipher

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Young X-Men #8 (January, 2009)

A mysterious woman who appeared to inform Ink that the Young X-Men were in peril. Cipher has the mutant ability to phase through solid matter. Despite her similar name, she has no connection with the New Mutant Cypher. She is currently enrolled at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

  • Intangible Man: Intangible Girl
  • Invisibility: Cipher's abilities include full spectrum invisibility and complete stealth, able to mask even her psychic imprint from most telepaths.
  • One-Steve Limit: There are two 'Cyphers' in the comics, one is a guy with multi-lingual powers from the New Mutants who died years ago and has been recently resurrected in Necrosha and the other is a girl with invisibility and phasing. Thankfully their codenames have different spellings to avoid confusion from readers.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She is introduced in Young X-Men as not a new character but actually a secret Xavier Institute student originally known only to Cyclops and Jean Grey. Eventually she joined the training squad after assisting them behind the scenes for months.


Laura Kinney / X-23

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant/Clone

First Appearance: NYX #3 (February, 2004)

X-23 is a product of the Weapon X program cloned from a damaged sample of Wolverine's DNA. Since she could walk, she was trained to kill Wolverine, but instead she joined the X-Men, becoming his daughter figure and eventually, his successor. Joined the New X-Men after House of M.

Other students

    The Stepford Cuckoos / Three-In-One / Five-In-One 

Celeste, Esme, Irma, Phoebe, and Sophie Cuckoo /The Stepford Cuckoos / Weapon XIV / The White Queen

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant/Clone

First Appearance: New X-Men #118 (November, 2001)

The Stepford Cuckoos, also known as the Three-in-One or Five-in-One, depending on how many are alive at the time, are a set of Marvel Comics characters created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver, first appearing in New X-Men #118 (dated November 2001).

Introduced as a mutant quintet comprised of Celeste, Esme, Irma, Phoebe, and Sophie, as The Cuckoos are genetically-engineered clones of Emma Frost. Conceived as "Weapon XIV", they were an attempt to create a mass-killing weapon against mutantkind, specifically through telepathic assault.

As the genetic daughters of Emma Frost, they're a devastatingly powerful telepath Hive Mind, and have shown themselves to be worthy of hosting the Phoenix Force.

Outside of comics, the Cuckoos have appeared in other media. Most notably, they (specifically Esme, Sophie, and Phoebe) appear on FOX's X-Men drama The Gifted, portrayed there by Skyler Samuels. These versions of the characters are shown to be mutant extremists working with the Hellfire Club, eventually getting caught up with the efforts of the Mutant Underground.

  • Back from the Dead: Sophie and Esme died relatively early in their history, and have since returned from the dead on a number of occasions, only to die again at the conclusion of the plot. While they were meant to be Killed Off for Real in X-23 #5, it's since been revealed that Sophie and Esme have been resurrected again by Krakoa as part of House of X and Dawn of X.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The triplets: Celeste, Irma, and Phoebe, respectively, spent time as this under Brian Michael Bendis. They're all natural blondes, but later Irma and Phoebe dyed their hair. They eventually reverted back to their original appearances.
  • Catholic Schoolgirls Rule: When not in X-Men uniforms, they tend to wear schoolgirl outfits, mostly a plaid skirt, a shirt or blouse with suspenders and boots or leather shoes.
  • Cain and Abel: Esme and Sophie, respectively. Sophie was the most unambiguously heroic and powerful of the five, while Esme was the most overtly villainous and cunning. Phoebe, Mindee, and Celeste are more generally in the middle, though leaning towards "good."
  • Clone Angst: Cloned from Emma Frost's ova cells while she lay in a coma after her Hellions were killed. They have often expressed extreme distaste of being cloned from her and have at times tried to establish their own identities through betrayal or just dying their hair different colors.
  • Creepy Good: When they're fighting for good, they're firmly this trope. Despite their good intentions, other characters can't help but remark how disturbing and off-putting the Cuckoos can be, especially when they speak in unison.
  • Creepy Twins: Or rather, quints, at least initially. There are five of them, they're all identical, and they're creepy enough to have been named for a bunch of famous fictional creepy children.
  • Emotionless Girl: A part of their creepiness is their general emotional distance as a gestalt. Their diamond form also dampens their emotions until they're completely gone.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Their initials were intended to spell "spice", as an Easter Egg. Unfortunately, this was never made explicit and one sister was left unnamed at the end of New X-Men. The next writer named her "Mindee". Her actual name was later revealed to be "Irma", restoring the acronym.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After being revived on Krakoa, Esme has become far more stable and less abrasive, even entering into a relationship with the younger version of Cable.
  • Hive Mind: Their whole thing is being an "[X]-in-One", bolstering their mental abilities by pooling their powers.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Esme was killed as a result of her own machinations.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Esme was the most manipulative of the sisters. Emma herself even lampshades it when she notes that Esme was the Cuckoo who was most like her. In recent stories, the rest of the Cuckoos seemed to have followed the example of their clone mother and increased their habit of manipulating people for their own agendas.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: It's revealed there's actually thousands of them. The majority of them end up destroyed however, leaving only the ones already introduced.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Which name Irma goes by tends to be rather inconsistent since her proper name was never given when the girls were originally introduced. As a result, sometimes Mindee is treated like a name she gave herself, other times she only ever goes by her proper name. Sometimes Mindee is used as if it were her real name.
  • Partial Transformation: Unlike their genetic donor, Emma, they're capable of only partially assuming their diamond form as they wish. They have since overcome this limitation and can fully assume a diamond form.
  • Psychic Link: The Cuckoos form a psychic gestalt, linking all their minds together to magnify their powers.
  • Psychic Powers: The Stepford Cuckoos are powerful telepaths, who can combine their telepathic abilities to create an even more powerful hive-mind. Their telepathic powers include broadcasting and receiving thoughts, mind control, planting illusions, blasts of pure psionic energy, seeing through another person's eyes, and also are so powerful that they are one of the few people able to operate Cerebra. Additionally they have some level of telekinesis though they seldom use it.
  • School Uniforms are the New Black: The Cuckoos often wear various prep school inspired outfits despite the Academy having no official dress code.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: As a part of their purpose as weapons against the Phoenix they can turn their hearts into unfeeling diamond to seal slivers of it away within themselves.
  • Shout-Out: Of course a group of creepily affectless, powerful psychic girls are named as The Stepford Wives + The Midwich Cuckoos.
  • Status Quo Is God:
    • For a time the Cuckoos were reduced from Five to Three-In-One, as Sophie and Esme were both killed as a result of Esme's machinations. Since then, the two sisters have been resurrected a number of times, only to die again as the plot concludes. Sophie and Esme are back again in Dawn of X, but it's anyone's guess whether it will stick this time.
    • After a stretch as a Blonde, Brunette, Redhead, Celeste, Irma, and Phoebe reverted to their original blonde appearance.
  • Tyke Bomb: Yeah, they're not exactly the most physically intimidating people around but they can still be considered Super-Soldier or Living Weapon. They're actually one of the last elements of the Weapon Plus program, the same one that made Capain America and Wolverine.
  • Twin Telepathy: The Cuckoos are a telepathic Hive Mind, which amplifies their powers. They feel incomplete whenever one or more of their number is missing, to the point of taking extreme measures (including pulling a Grand Theft Me on X-23's sister) to get one of them back.
  • Younger Than They Look: The Cuckoos were artificially aged to their current state.


Hisako Ichiki / Armor

Nationality: Japanese

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #4 (October, 2004)

Hisako Ichiki is a teenage mutant from Japan that studied at the Xavier Institute before becoming an X-Man. Her mutant power allows her to create psionic "armor", giving her enhanced strength and durability. She is currently enrolled at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.


Ruth Aldine / Blindfold

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Astonishing X-Men (Vol. 3) #7 (January, 2005)

A eyeless mutant gifted with the power to foresee the future before it happens. Her ability has alerted the X-Men to numerous threats before they happened, although Ruth's fractured mind often leaves the exact nature of the threats unclear. She also dated David Haller, aka Legion, for a time, helping him put his fractured mind back together and assisted in his quest to end threats to mutantkind before they ever manifested.

  • Accidental Pervert: During a rough patch in her relationship with David she visited him in her astral form while he was sleeping and quickly learned that he slept in the nude. She swiftly turned away and covered where her eyes would be before slightly uncovering them and turning around for another look.
  • Apologises a Lot: Her speech is frequently peppered with "sorrys" due to her knowing that her manner of speaking can be confusing to understand and because of the bad things that are likely about to happen to the person Ruth is speaking with.
  • Astral Projection: She is capable of sending out an astral form of herself that is undetectable by anyone other than powerful psychics.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Ruth takes this position in Uncanny X-Men #11, when upon seeing no future in which she isn't subject to a painful death, decides the only way out is to take her own life on her terms.
  • Big Brother Bully: A particularly nasty one in Luca, who blamed her for everything bad that happened to him and tried to kill her more than once. He was also responsible for stealing half of his sister's powers and leaving her with a broken mind when he psychically assaulted her during his execution.
  • Blind Seer: Like the X-Men villain Destiny, she could use telepathy to sometimes psychically sense events when other telepaths apparently could not.
    • In the Necrosha storyline, Blindfold's precognitive abilities are neutralized while in the presence of the resurrected Destiny, another precog which is explained that this is because two precogs in close presence to one another "are like two magnets pressed together positive pole to positive pole" and will negatively affect one another's powers.
  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to her older brother Luca's Cain. It helps that Luca was also a Big Brother Bully.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Frequently wakes up screaming due to a vision she has had, which has cost her quite a few roommates at the Xavier Institute according to Pixie.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Blindfold comes off like this thanks to her powers giving her a warped sense of time and causality. It's later revealed to be the result of a psychic attack on her by her older brother Luca, who stole half of her powers and left her mind broken and incomplete, leaving her with her current personality.
    • However, since Luca's death, her mind seems to be completely restored.
  • Collateral Angst: The story in which her death occurs in Uncanny X-Men #11 uses it solely as motivation for Cyclops and Wolverine to put their differences behind them. Her death didn't become about her until a side story unconnected with the main narrative.
  • The Conscience: Frequently acted as one to David, calling him out on his manipulations and violent plans and advising him to take more peaceful or diplomatic options.
  • Creepy Loner Girl. Due to her strange syntax while speaking and the fact that nearly everything she says is based on something she recently saw in a vision, her social skills are rather lacking and she is not very effective at making friends, with the rest of the Xavier Institute students preferring to give her a wide berth due to assuming she is a bad luck magnet. Blindfold does eventually manage to befriend Pixie and some of her other classmates, but it is a rocky road there.
  • Demonic Possession: She is briefly possessed by Proteus during the Necrosha storyline.
  • Deuteragonist: Of X-Men: Legacy Volume 2, with Legion being the primary protagonist.
  • The Disembodied: When she's eventually resurrected on Krakoa, she elects to forgo her body to exist on the Astral Plane, since she isn't constantly plagued by visions of horrible futures without it.
  • Driven to Suicide: In Uncanny X-Men #11, Ruth sees no future in which she isn't murdered as part of the rising violence against mutants. Her solution is to kill herself first.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Ruth's death in Uncanny #11 is sudden and shocking to motivate Scott and Logan. It's not helped that since the entire Krakoa setup can be unraveled by Precogs and their presence has been banned, Ruth is incredibly unlikely to be revived through the island's Resurrection Protocols.
  • Eyeless Face: When she removes her blindfold, it's revealed that she has no eyes or open eye sockets; instead she has skin covering the spots where her eyes should be. It's actually a part of her mutation, and she is able to see in some manner.
  • Faking the Dead: She used Elixir's powers to put herself into a near-death coma after having a vision of Exodus and his Acolytes coming to kill her as part of Mr. Sinister's efforts to wipe out all precogs and those with knowledge of the future. It was so effective that even a telepath of Exodus's skill bought it.
  • Living Distant Ancestor: When she briefly meets Destiny during the Necrosha storyline, they speculate that Ruth might be a great-grandchild of Destiny's, who was born in the late 1800s, and inherited a similar power to her which is why they established a mental connection.
  • Mental Affair: Most of her dates with David Haller are in the astral plane or within their minds.
  • No-Sell: When Legion's Moira X persona created the Age of X reality, Blindfold was the only mutant who was unaffected and could tell that the reality was fake and that everyone was acting different.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her dad walked out when it was clear she was a mutant. Her mother died protecting her from older brother Luca when he tried to kill Ruth with a chainsaw.
  • Psychic Powers: In addition to precognition, she possesses telepathy, clairvoyance, and retrocognition. Later on she was revealed to have Astral Projection, telekinesis, chaos manipulation, among other things. Almost half of these powers were stolen by Luca, her older brother, which left her mind broken. After Luca's death, however, her powers were restored, which in turn restored her mind.
  • Psychic Static: Even a telepath as powerful as Emma Frost cannot read Ruth's mind, as her thoughts are in constant flux and as scrambled as her actual words.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Would frequently use her astral form to spy on David due to a mixture of her crush on him and knowing that their destinies were linked together, with her possibly being his fated nemisis. Her astral form would only be hidden from him if she utilized Cerebro while doing so.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: She was born without eyes while all that's left of her brother's body are his eyes after his powers activated.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With David. The two fell in love but were destined to fight with one killing the other when David eventually loses control of his powers and tries to kill every mutant on Earth. She fails to kill him, but before he kills her he manages to repair the last fracture in his mind and rewind time so that he was never born, with his memory only living on in Blindfold's head.
  • Verbal Tic: Blindfold is... hard to describe. Basically, as she's having a conversation with you, she sounds like she's giving yes-or-no answers to someone just off-screen (some of this is explained through her friendship with Cipher, who possesses invisibility powers). She also frequently injects words like "please", "you're welcome", "thank you", and "pardon" into her sentences.
  • Walking Disaster Area: Perceived as such by her classmates. In "X-Men Legacy", Ruth was informed that her fellow students do not believe that she is simply predicting disasters, they believe that her powers are causing the disasters. They panicked whenever she tried to speak to them, expecting that her words would cause them harm. At the time, she was trying to innocently ask them about the day's homework.


Roxanne 'Roxy' Washington / Bling!

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

Debut: X-Men Vol 2 #171 (August, 2005)

The daughter of hip-hop superstars Roy "Daddy Libido" Washington and Angel "Sexy Mutha" Depres. Assigned to Gambit's Chevaliers training squad, Roxy's goal upon joining Xavier's school was to learn how to control her powers with little interest in becoming an X-Man. And yes, her codename does include the exclamation point.

  • Captain Ethnic: Her codename and her rich background with famous rapper parents.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Snarks quite a bit, even in dangerous situations, like when the Danger Room is hacked and pressurizing to kill everyone inside.
    Bling!: I can knock that door off the hinges, Ms. Pryde, but I need you tell me it's okay cuz the student handbook is pretty strict on vandalism and —
    Kitty: Bling, hurry up and do it!
  • Defiant Captive: When kidnapped by Emplate to be fed on, Bling! fights back and continues to snark and insult him even while knowing how outclassed she is.
  • Gemstone Assault: Can shoot diamond shards from her hands.
  • Heroic BSoD: Encountering Emplate again a few years after having been kidnapped and fed on by them causes Bling! to freeze up.
  • Likes Older Women: She has expressed interest in several of the older X-Men, including Rogue and Jubilee (although thanks to Jubilee spending a few years as a vampire, she didn't age for awhile).
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Her body is made up of diamond material which can produce and throw razor-sharp shards.
  • Official Couple: She’s confirmed to be one with Mercury in the pages of Generation X.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: After moving to Krakoa, Bling! joins a team formed by Psylocke to hunt down the genocidal being Apoth despite it being only a threat to humans. She is warned that participating in an unsanctioned team working on a human problem might cause her problems with the Quiet Council, but Bling! isn't willing to abandon humanity and does not trust what is happening on Krakoa.
  • Super-Strength: Her crystalline body gives her incredible strength, which includes being able to punch through the Danger Room's door.
  • Teen Genius: She is very smart and is an excellent engineer. For example she made a special pendant for Shogo that created a personal bubble field to protect him from danger.


Sidney Green / Onyxx

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

Debut: X-Men Vol 2 #171 (August, 2005)

Raised in New Jersey foster homes, Sidney had a troubled childhood before his mutation manifested. After becoming a student at Xavier's, he was assigned to Gambit's training squad, the Chevaliers.

  • Anti-Hero: Debatable. Either a disfigured, socially awkward, and confused type I, who nonetheless generally seems to treat his friends very well; or a potential rapist type V, going by some outspoken female readers.
  • Back from the Dead: Returned to life by the Five on Krakoa.
  • The Big Guy: His main asset to the X-Men is his strength.
  • Birds of a Feather: He immediately gets along with Rockslide, since they're both rocky mutants.
  • C-List Fodder: He's the least known member of the mutants killed during Necrosha.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Onyxx is just a big guy made of rocks.
  • Dumb Muscle: Well, he's made of rocks, and he's not very bright.
  • Expy: He is almost an expy of Rockslide for having roughly the same powers (being giant rock men) and only a few strong physical differences (different colors, Onyxx has a helmet and is slightly bulkier, slightly different costumes).
  • Extra Eyes: He has red four eyes beneath his helmet.
  • Killed Off for Real: Killed by former X-Men Wither, who used his powers to make him disintegrate into nothing.
  • No Body Left Behind: All that's left of him is his helmet.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The only indication of a face beneath his helmet are four small, glowing red eyes.
  • Rock Monster: Even more so than Rockslide, his mutation makes him look far more like a rock monster.


Martha Johansson / No-Girl / Cerebella
As Cerebella after receiving a body via the The Five

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

Debut: New X-Men #118 (November, 2001)

A young telepathic runaway, Martha Johansson was captured and butchered for parts by the U-Men under the direction of John Sublime, who placed her brain in a special jar to use her telepathy and power negation abilities for his own benefit. She was rescued by the X-Men, who made improvements to her container and allowed her to join the student body of Xavier's school.

  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: Her blood is bioluminescent. She used it to write a remarkable suicide note.
  • Brain in a Jar: All that remains of her original body is her brain, which is kept alive in a special floating containment unit that is frequently upgraded by the X-Men.
  • Meaningful Rename: After finally receiving a new body at Krakoa, she changes her codename to Cerebella, because her brain is still exposed.
  • Possessing a Dead Body: She briefly possesses Gabby Kinney's body while she and the rest of their group looks for a way to bring her back to life. Gabby doesn't hold it against her and they're still friends.
  • Power Nullifier: She can use her psychic abilities to block other mutants from using their powers within a certain range.
  • Telepathy: She is probably one of the most powerful psychics among mutantkind, to the point where she has managed to outsmart Kid Omega on occasion.
  • Those Two Girls: Is almost always seen with fellow student and best friend Ernst, who helps Martha get around by pulling her along on a chain.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After over twenty years without a real body, during New Mutants (2019) she finally receives a new body to hold her brain.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Her arc with the Lost Club is a prolonged example. She calls out how insensitive the name No-Girl is for someone totally dehumanized and reduced to brain in a jar. She also calls out the X-Men on doing nothing to help her even as their resources to do so expanded, especially after founding Krakoa.



Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

Debut: New X-Men #135 (February, 2003)

A student at Xavier's who looks like a tiny old lady.

  • Aborted Arc: Morrison implied that she was actually Cassandra Nova. Later writers would ignore this altogether.
  • The Mole: One mini-series revealed her as a spy for Mr. Sinister, who promised to make a new body for No-Girl in exchange for Ernst's aid. She quickly turned on him after that new body was revealed to be a clone of Storm under Sinister's complete control.
  • Only One Name: She's only known as Ernst.
  • Super-Strength: She is extremely strong, although most uses of her using that strength to defeat villains has been off-panel, with the reader only seeing or hearing about the aftermath.
  • Those Two Girls: With her best friend No-Girl, whom she helps get around by guiding her on a chain.


Alani Ryan / Loa

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #11 (June, 2004)

Loa is a mutant with the ability to dissolve the molecular bonds of anything she touches. She also gained the ability to breathe underwater from an Atlantean Amulet that her grandmother obtained from her friend who was Namor's old girlfriend.

  • Ambiguously Bi: She used to date Elixir for a brief time, but has also made comments about how pretty Dagger is. Her attraction to women was eventually confirmed in Way of X when Loa realized that she was attracted to Mercury and asked Pixie for help asking her to the Hellfire Gala.
  • Back from the Dead: She is revived by the Five on Krakoa.
  • Bookworm: She loves reading, particularly old books on historical lore and about Atlantis. She has even read the Necronomicon and other dark books.
  • Captain Ethnic: She is from Hawaii with a talent for surfing and her codename is named after a type of tropical worm, which moves the same way she does when she uses her powers.
  • I Choose to Stay: During the events of Avengers vs. X-Men Loa decides to stay at the Avengers Academy during the conflict instead of leaving with the rest of the students from Utopia due to befriending several of the students there, wanting to sit out the battles, and because the waves at the nearby beach were amazing. Once the conflict was over, she rejoined her fellow mutant students at the Jean Grey Academy.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: Loa is unceremoniously killed off in Uncanny X-Men. In fact her death isn't even shown, all we see is her corpse, and it requires Ruth's pronouncing her dead to even know it's her. Even worse, what little we do see of her death suggests she died from something her powers should have protected her from in the first place.
  • Encyclopaedic Knowledge: Thanks to her extensive reading she has knowledge on a large number of topics and threats to the Earth, which can catch far more experienced heroes off-guard.
    Loa: The Undying Ones? I thought their powers faded centuries ago. Isn't that why the fled this world?
    Dr. Strange: ...
    Loa: What? You think you're the only one who's read the Necronomicon?
    Dr. Strange: I like her Namor. She has potential.
  • Facial Markings: She doesn't actually have any tattoos, with the patterns on her face and the rest of her body appearing when her mutant ability first activated.
  • Fastball Special: She makes a particularly good fastball, as her power to disintegrate matter allows her to absolutely rip through anything she is thrown at. During Fear Itself she is thrown by She-Hulk through a giant mech, which proceeds to explode after Loa passes through it.
    Loa: (while sticking a Three-Point Landing) Eat your heart out, Wolverine.
  • Intangible Man: She could disintegrate matter by phasing through it.
  • Kid Sidekick: Became one for Namor, the Sub-Mariner, of all people, while he was a member of the X-Men.
  • Mellow Fellow: Generally easygoing and nice as befitting a Hawaiian surfer kid.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Her grandmother's amulet turns out to be Atlantean, which Loa's grandmother was given by her friend Betty Dean, a former lover of Namor. The amulet saves Loa's life during an underwater battle against vampires assaulting New Atlantis after her helmet is destroyed and she nearly drowns before its magic interacted with her x-gene and allowed her to breathe.
  • Must Not Die a Virgin: After M-Day and the death of many former and current students, the remaining teens began constantly discussing death and when the next attack on the institute would happen. Knowing things could get worse, Loa went to Josh's room in the middle of the night and made out with him and the two started dating, although it's unclear if they had sex before he briefly disappeared a few months later.
  • Power Incontinence: She has good control over her power most of the time, but discovers while making out with Mercury that she can lose control while "over-excited". Thankfully Mercury is made of mercury and isn't killed.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Inherited an Atlantean amulet which allowed her to breath underwater, and withstand water pressure, apparently.
  • These Hands Have Killed: During Fear Itself she uses her powers to punch through Aradnea's chest and disintegrate her in order to save Dr. Strange's life. Loa looks at her hands in shock afterwards and wonders what she has done, but Strange reassures her that it had been necessary. In the next issue she is still struggling with having killed and is apologetic towards Attuma when using her power on him to disintegrate his hand and stop the battle.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Her mutant powers manifested while out surfing with her father and a villain calling himself Great White attacked with a group of sharks. Loa saved her father by jumping through one and disintegrating it and was saved from the rest of the sharks by Namor's arrival to dispose of the villain.


Paras Gavaskar / Indra

Nationality: Indian

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men (Vol. 2) #7 (January, 2005)

Paras is a mutant from India. After enrolling at the Xavier Institute, Paras was assigned to Alpha Squadron, a training squad advised by Northstar. As a member of a training squad, Paras took the codename of Indra, after the Hindu god of War.

  • Actual Pacifist: He and his parents are Jainites and he was raised in the Jain Dharma tradition, which forbids causing harm to any living thing. These beliefs cause him a considerable amount of difficulty while training with the X-Men, particularly as Cyclops became more militant on Utopia. He eventually comes to the conclusion that at times some violence is necessary, as he explains in an argument with his father.
    Indra: I've met men who think nothing of killing hundreds — thousands, even — to satisfy some abstract goal.
    Rav: Yes, there are such people in the world. It's our duty to take the other path. The path of peace and non-violence.
    Indra: I tried the other path, father. I could still hear the screams.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: He has purple skin and red hair, which wouldn't be that unusual except that he's ethnically Indian.
  • Arranged Marriage: After his brother fell into a coma, his father summoned Indra back to India to take his place in a marriage contract. He eventually decided not to go through with it and rejoined the X-Men.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Not in the typical fashion, but after M-Day he was among the youngest remaining mutants alongside Franklin Richards, Tito Bohusk, Molly Hayes and the Stepford Cuckoos. He and the other students decided this meant he would be next one to die as they assumed him being the youngest would make him a target.
  • A Day in the Limelight: After mostly being a background character for several years, Indra got a couple storylines focusing on him in X-Men Legacy delving into his powers and family issues.
  • Facial Markings: His face has some in his forehead and chin.
  • Instant Armor: Indra possesses a physically retractable exoskeleton. The mechanic behind his power is unknown, but he is able to summon his exoskeleton almost instantaneously and with little to no restriction in his mobility.
  • Ironic Nickname: His choosing of Indra as his mutant name is pointed out as odd by Rogue, as Indra is the armorer of heaven and a god of war, which is at conflict with his belief in absolute non-violence. Indra is at a loss to explain why he chose it, but Rogue speculates its because he knew there was some part of himself that was capable of violence and wanted to embrace that use of his powers.
  • Power Incontinence: After knocking out a HAMMER agent to defend himself during the San Francisco riots, Indra loses control over his exoskeleton and trying to summon it leaves him in intense pain. He views this as appropriate karma for breaking his vow of pacifism.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His skin is purple, and so is the armor he can manifest.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Ever since he used his powers in violent self-defense, Indra has developed the ability to create weapons of psionic energy.


Ben Hamill / Match

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants (Vol. 2) #7 (January, 2004)

Once a student at the Xavier Institute where Match was appointed squad leader of the Paragons. Match retained his powers after M-Day.

  • The Chew Toy: He is constantly bullied by Rockslide who takes advantage of his fire powers by roasting his marshmallows over his flaming head.
  • Fatal Flaw: Impulsive to a fault. In his yearbook entry, it was noted that he had the shortest temper among his classmates, that he believed in taking immediate decisions, and that he was only interested in winning. Basically, he was not thinking through his team's options, despite being the team leader.
  • Flaming Hair: Not just his hair, he also has a flaming head.
  • The Leader: Of the Paragons. It was short lived, though, as after M-Day, his team was disbanded.
  • Out of Focus: Unlike the rest of his classmates who kept their powers post M-Day, Match has never played a significant role in any storyline and remained mostly a background character.
  • Personality Powers: He is known for having a fiery temper, which other characters have noted is appropriate given his powers.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Train-Station Goodbye: Gave one to his de-powered teammates.


Hope Abbott / Trance

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men (Vol. 2) #7 (January, 2005)

A mutant with the ability to release her unique energy-manipulating astral form, Hope Abbott is a student of the X-Men with the codename Trance. Her powers have helped to save the New X-Men, and proved a helpful aid for Rogue in battle.

  • Abusive Parents: Verbally abusive parents in her case. She accidentally caused her father's heart attack when her powers first manifested. Her parents are both extremely angry at her, calling her a freak and a monster when she interacts with them.
  • Astral Projection: She is able to send out an astral form of herself from her body, although that leaves her true form defenseless. Her astral form can go into other dimensions while her physical one remains in the normal one, and she can also see astral objects that others cannot.
  • Classical Music: Her favorite genre.
  • Cowardly Lion: A recurring subplot in stories is that Hope gets easily scared, and that she has lost her self-control on several occasions. But she is also extremely protective of her friends. Seeing one of them in danger is enough for her to attack veteran super-villains like Moonstone, or demons from Magik's Limbo. She has rescued lives several times, and she has disabled bombs with her powers. Then she goes back to feeling timid.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Had a number of memorable lines in that direction. At one point, Trance had to deal with a depressed and lonely Colossus. When she heard his rhetorical question of what would Wolverine do in his position, she gave a deadpan answer: that Wolverine would team up with a teenage girl and go kill some bad guys.
  • Demonic Possession: She is briefly possessed by Proteus during the Necrosha storyline.
  • The Fashionista: Voted "Best Dressed" (student) in the school.
  • Fighting Spirit: Her ability allows her to summon an ghost like being made of pure energy which she uses for combat.
  • Hand Blast: In her astral form she can shoot small astral energy beams she calls bio-stings.
  • Hard Light: Whenever Trance goes into some kind of altered state of consciousness, she releases her astral form while her physical body is left behind.
  • The Movie Buff
  • Power Incontinence: During a riot in San Francisco she was tasered by the police while in the middle of sending out her astral form. She became stuck halfway out of her body and began releasing unstable bursts of astral energy that threatened to explode and take out a good chunk of the city. Thankfully Rogue, who has experience with trying to gain control of unstable powers, manages to calm her down and talk her through controlling the energy.

    Wolf Cub 

Nicholas Gleason / Wolf Cub

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Chamber #1 (October, 2002)

Was first found by Chamber and Wolverine when two cyborgs killed his parents and attempted to kill him because of his wolf-like mutation.

  • Back from the Dead: He is among the many mutants revived by the Five on Krakoa.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He once nearly killed Havoc over a football dispute. Nick eventually gets better though.
  • Killed Off for Real: Murdered by Donald Pierce during the Young X-Men finale.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: He is horrified by the fact he tried to kill several of the New Mutants under what he believed were Cyclops' orders but was in fact a manipulation by Donald Pierce in disguise.
  • Unwitting Pawn: One of several students who was manipulated by Donald Pierce in his attempt to kill the New Mutants post-Decimation. Nicholas took the revelation of how they were manipulated the hardest, as he had been fully ready to kill them.
  • Wolf Man: Similarly to Wolfsbane and Vivisector, he has a wolf-like appearance. While he can't turn fully human like Rahne, he can at least turn less wolf-like.