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A team composed of special individuals with superpowers led by Charles Xavier. Their actions leads to SHIELD forming the The Ultimates.
  • Ambiguous Situation: At the end of Spider-Men II, it's revealed that a version of the Ultimate Universe was restored following the Secret Wars (2015). However, their status is never elaborated.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Ever more-so that their already pretty damn dysfunctional originals. Which definitely takes some doing. The X-Men spend much more time fighting each other than their enemies.
  • Fantastic Racism: Almost all of the U.S.A has a genocidal hatred for mutants and parents with mutant children get rid of them or downright attempt to kill them without remorse.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: They get over it sometimes, like by saving the president, but the Fantastic Racism against mutants always eventually resurface.
  • Kill 'Em All: During Ultimatum, three-quarters of the team were killed off.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • As the team is composed of rookies in the original arc, the mission to rescue the President's daughter doesn't go well as Beast is almost killed, miscommunications happen due to lack of experience, and Cyclops getting shot. Ironically, they're only saved due to Magneto.
    • After the battle with Proteus, the X-Men lose public favor, Iceman's parents try to sue Xavier after he's nearly killed, and Xavier himself has a Heroic BSoD.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Some of the X-Men appeared in the Prime earth after Secret Wars, and Ms. Sinister captured them for her experiments, as seen in X-Men: Blue. She created the Mothervine from the unique type of mutations from the Ultimate Marvel universe, which of course became a huge disaster.
  • Younger and Hipper: The majority of the X-Men are teenagers here. Granted, Scott, Jean, Hank, Bobby, Warren, Kitty, and Rogue were teens when they joined the X-Men in 616, Ororo, Peter, Kurt, and Alison were already adults in 616 when they signed on. Additionally, Wolverine is physically around his 20s rather than his 40s.
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    Professor X 

Professor X

Charles Xavier

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AKA: Onslaught
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
Team-founder, and world-class telepath. His benevolent side hides some serious manipulative tendencies.
  • Adaptational Heroism: On Earth-616, Onslaught was a Split Personality within Xavier that the result of Magneto's dark side latching itself to Xavier when Xavier mindwiped him in Fatal Attractions and came to life when a number of failures built up in Xavier's mind. Here, it's Xavier with a healed spine and donning armor after Cable trained him to try to stop a Bad Future ruled by Apocalypse.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Professor Xavier is more willing to use his powers to manipulate people and to amuse himself, and was a neglectful parent and even when he was reunited with David, he amounted his love for his son to that of a master for a pet rather than a parent to their child.
  • Amicable Exes: Gets on far better with Moira MacTaggert after divorcing her than he ever did while they were married.
  • Bald of Awesome: When he actually does something benevolent, as seen at the end of the first arc.
  • Blatant Lies: He initially claims he got all the money for the X-Men from his inheritance. When Moira first appears, she points out there's no way in Hell he could've inherited enough money for things like a stealth jet from anyone who wasn't Bill and Melinda Gates.
  • The Chessmaster: At least some of the first arc was planned out by Charles.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Xavier's neglect of his family caused his son David to snap (ironically triggering his X-Gene for the first time), building a hatred towards his father that boiled over when he escaped confinement in the "World Tour" story arc.
  • Death Faked for You: "Cable" supposedly has him killed by Cable. It turns out he's actually been taken to the Bad Future to prepare for the fight with Apocalypse.
  • Dirty Old Man: Very dirty. It's why he and Mystique broke up. He later admitted to be lusting after Jean Grey as well. And note the tight leather outfits everyone's wearing are his idea.
  • Fantastic Racism: Not to the genocidal degree of Magneto, of course, but Xavier seems to find baseline humans and their attempts at civilization quaint. Meeting another mutant for the first time as an adult in Erik/Magneto seemed to be the moment he gave up on Homo Sapiens for good, even losing his interest in his human wife and son (likening the "love" he felt for them as a Master loves his pet). After Magneto's betrayal, he got back in contact with his estranged family and took a renewed interest in his son after discovering he was a mutant... though he discovered it was too late to mend any familial relationships.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Magneto, in flashbacks. Not so much after Magneto crippled him.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He lost the use of his legs when Magneto threw a massive spear through his back.
  • Jerkass: Manipulative, arrogant, and during Millar's run not exactly subtle about his opinions on humans.
  • Killed Off for Real: In Ultimatum, Magneto breaks his neck.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Discussed. During Millar's run, a lot of characters speculate he's using his powers to make them more suggestible to his will and he outright actually does do this to Cyclops in one instance, simply to win an argument. He erased Bobby's memories of a hometown girlfriend he spilled the X-Men's secrets to (as well as her own memories remotely). Beast also suspects that he influences Storm into loving him so that he stays. But then, when Xavier was taken prisoner and the X-Men became fugitives during weeks (thus, far away from Xavier and his influence), he asked Storm if she still loved him. She did, as always.
  • Moral Myopia: Chides others for mis-use of their powers, but he has no problem doing exactly the same himself, and for far less noble reasons.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Sparing Magneto rather than actually killing him was not Charles' best move, to put it mildly.
  • Parental Neglect: Charles was born into old money and had an excellent childhood (made even better when his powers manifested), but his growing Fantastic Racism for humanity led him to become neglectful of his non-mutant family. This did come back to bite him in the ass when his psychotic son went on a killing spree as a means to get revenge on his father.
  • Reality Ensues: As revealed in dialogue in the Proetus arc, Charles may be rich, but he's not as rich as Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark are, who also own companies and use those resources for their activities, so Charles would need outside backers to fund things the X-Men use. Hence, the Hellfire Club, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Church of Shi'ar Enlightment backing Xavier.
  • Related in the Adaptation: While Charles always has an attraction to Moira in the traditional Marvel Universe, they never got together. Here, they were married.
  • Right-Hand Cat: His pet cat Mystique. Who is in fact a completely ordinary cat.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: He had a negative habit of engaging in romance with his students, notably Mystique and Emma Frost.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Doesn't seem to know Juggernaut in this version, let alone be his stepbrother.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The one true enemy of Charles Xavier - STAIRS!
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: For his son David. Even when he was home, he managed to be absent.

    Cyclops 

Cyclops

Scott Summers

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AKA: Mutant 118
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
Team leader, and the Professor's first student. Has an ongoing thing with Jean Grey. Doesn't like Wolverine.
  • Age Lift: Here, he's younger than Havok, not older.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of Quicksilver at the end of Ultimatum #5
  • Cool Shades: Like 616 Cyclops, he wears a pair to regular his mutant powers.
  • Control Freak: Described as being this from time to time.
  • Disappeared Dad: Although because the Shi'ar don't exist, the circumstances are different.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's generally harder-edged than regular flavor Cyclops, though still a good guy through and through.
  • Guile Hero: And as the above implies, he's not above manipulating the bad guys to achieve his endgame.
  • "How Did You Know?" "I Didn't.": A non-verbal one during "Sinister". Scott's taken hostage by an arms dealer, and fires his beam at Colossus. It bounces off Piotr's head and knocks the hostage-taker out, causing Piotr to ask how Scott knew his beams would reflect off Colossus' skin. Scott just changes the subject.
  • Killed Off for Real: In Ultimatum, by Quicksilver.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: During his brief stay in the Brotherhood.
  • Odd Friendship: He and Toad managed to become friends, even after he went back to the X-Men.
  • Official Couple: With Jean Grey, despite some very spirited efforts from Wolverine. Then he died.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Briefly quit the X-Men in the first arc, due to Beast nearly getting killed saving the President's Daughter.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Havok. The difference this time round is that Havok's the older one.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Cable isn't his son from the future, but is instead a future Wolverine.

    Jean Grey 

Marvel Girl

Jean Grey

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AKA: Karen Grant
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)

"Are we still going with 'Marvel Girl'? I outgrew that handle two bra-sizes ago."
Ludicrously powerful psychic. Has an ongoing thing with Cyclops, not so much with Wolverine.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Despite voicing nothing but contempt for his boorish behavior and unsavory reputation when he first appeared, she still admitted to being attracted to Wolverine and ended up sleeping with him later on. She now considers it an Old Shame due to being manipulated at the time.
  • Ambiguous Situation: The exact deal with the Phoenix is... complicated.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: When full Phoenix-ed up.
  • But Now I Must Go: After defeating Apocalypse, she took off into the universe. And then the very next issue, with a change in writers, has Jean back at the school without comment (a few issues later it was revealed Jean returned after a Silver Surfer told her of the damage the Phoenix's travel was causing).
  • Boyish Short Hair: What she starts off with. She starts growing it out after Millar's run.
  • Clark Kenting: After Ultimatum, being a mutant is a crime, and each one is killed on sight. As a member of the disbanded X-Men, Jean Grey is a very famous mutant. So, she dyed her hair black, changed to goth clothing, and changed her name to "Karen Grant". Still, she is aware of the limits of being Hidden in Plain Sight, so she avoids appearing in photos or internet as much as possible.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After Ultimatum, she took many levels in jerkass, going so far as to start a war between the already dwindling mutant race, bombing Utopia, mind-controlling Jimmy into attacking her own country so she would have a legitimate reason to continue the war, ordering assassinations, and trying to kill her own team.
  • Jerkass:
    • Keeps reading Colossus' mind during an argument with him, even when he tells her not to, and never once apologizes about it. She gets worse over time.
    • While being pissed off with Logan's constant creepery is understandable, forcibly swapping his mind with Peter Parker's was a terrible thing to do (she hadn't meant for it to be Peter, she just swapped Logan's mind with the person he hated most, but there's a lesson in there about thinking things through).
  • Love Father, Love Son: She hooked up with Jimmy Hudson, Wolverine's son, when he was affiliated with the mutants of Tian. It's a case of Squick when you observe that she is attracted to him because he behaves similarly to his father.
  • Killed Off for Real: She died when the Ultimate Universe was destroyed and ceased to exist when the multiverse was restored following Secret Wars (2015).
  • May–December Romance: Or at least May December Cheating, Jean (20-something) being the May to Logan (about 80-ish) in the first arc.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: During an appearance in Ultimate Spider-Man, she mentions men have an unfortunate tendency to think of her naked, and she can't help but read this. Of course, having said that, she's managed to put the idea in Pete's head...
  • Official Couple: Her and Cyclops, Wolverine-related complications aside.
  • Reality Warper: As the Phoenix, Jean was able to completely undo the events of Apocalypse's rampage, not to mention un-fix the Professor's spinal damage.
  • They Do: In a meta way, the Wolverine-Jean-Cyclops love triangle had featured prominently in comics, the animated series and the first film, but Wolverine and Jean never got any real action. Here, they do.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When Millar left, Jean starts becoming more like her regular Marvel self.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Jean becomes one of these after becoming the Mistress of Tian to the point she tried to start of civil war between mutants in a bid for total domination.

    Beast 

Beast

Hank McCoy

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Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
A brilliant young man thrown out of his home because of his hirsute mutations, he found a new home and family with the X-Men.
  • Abusive Parents: The absolute worst of any X-Men. He mentioned once how his father used to take potshots at him after coming home drunk since he was an infant. His mother is considerably bigoted and refused to even respond to a phone call about her son nearly dying from being injured by Sentinels.
  • Comic Book Death: Appeared to be killed just three issues in, though he quickly recovered. Then he apparently died again in Bendis' run, before turning out to be alive in Kirkman's run.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: In his initial human form, on account of his incredibly large feet. Then he gets mutated further.
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Killed Off for Real: After several near misses, he's finally offed in the opening issue of Ultimatum.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And it only takes five issues. A few issues later, and he was experimented on by Weapon X, completely turning him into his blue and furry form. After his "resurrection" he was back to looking human.

    Colossus 

Colossus

Piotr "Peter" Rasputin

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Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
A Russian mutant and former member of The Mafiya, until Xavier recruited him.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Downplayed, but he's generally more comfortable with violence and more willing to kill than his mainstream counterpart.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Granted, he was blackmailed into it, but this Piotr worked as an arms dealer for the Russian mob before joining the X-Men.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: This version of Colossus is gay.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In the Proteus arc. His arrival is what saves the team.
  • The Big Guy: By far the biggest and strongest of the team. He is the "go-to" guy when physical strength is needed.
  • Bury Your Gays: Averted. He even survives Ultimatum!
  • Chrome Champion: His powers have him coated in metal.
  • Depending on the Writer: His fluency with English. Mark Millar wrote him as being just as fluent as anyone else. Later writers had him speak in a more formal, stilted "hasn't quite got the hang of it" fashion.
  • Gayngst: Usually averted, until Kirkman's run.
  • Logical Weakness: Despite turning into metal, his eyes are still vulnerable to a sharp poke, as Sam Wilson reveals. Because if they were made of metal, how would he be able to see?
  • Made of Iron: All jokes aside, he could survive the pressure of the bottom of the ocean, while lifting a submarine.
  • The Mafiya: Before joining the X-Men, this Peter was a arms dealer for them. Later retcons established this as being because they gave him the MGH needed to actually make use of his powers.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Quit the X-Men for a time, because he didn't feel liked or appreciated, plus the whole "hated and feared" thing.
  • Sour Supporter: Though he respects Charles Xavier's ideals of peace, he finds his aversion to killing opponents reckless and dangerous. This was elaborated upon after he saved the team by killing Xavier rogue mutant son, Legion.
  • Status Quo Is God: Unlike many of the Ultimate X-Men, this is not only at first averted but only becomes more averted. Right at the start he is significantly different from regular Colossus, being a former agent of The Mafiya who is not at all a fan of the X-Men's traditional Thou Shalt Not Kill policy. As time goes on he only becomes more different from Colossus, as while 616 Colossus is quite straight this Colossus becomes more and more of a...
  • Straight Gay: Not so much originally, but this aspect of him got emphasized more and more as the series went on.
  • Super Strength: So strong, in fact, he can overcome the Logical Weakness Magneto's powers would normally have over someone who's body is coated in metal. This gets subverted, as he apparently required Mutant Growth Hormone to supply the super-strength. Once he quits using MGH, though, most of his strength sticks around (leaving him as one of the strongest mutants on Earth, if not top-tier anymore). This is actually Truth in Television, as athletes who use Performance Enhancing Drugs do retain some of their gains after "going natural", though they don't retain the peak of the abilities the drugs gave them.
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    Storm 

Storm

Ororo Munroe

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Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)

Mother Nature is a Mutant. Let me show you what she thinks of man.
A former car thief from Kenya with the ability to manipulate the weather.
  • Adapted Out: Her crippling claustrophobia is absent. Also, she has never lived in Africa deluding herself about being a climate goddess.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Ororo is fully straight here, lacking her 616 counterpart's phenomenal abundance of lesbian subtext.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Her original lover was Amahl Farouk, who would go on to become From Nobody to Nightmare villain the Shadow King. Later Storm begins a romance with Wolverine, seeing him as a Replacement Goldfish to Farouk (something she doesn't realize until her reunion with her former lover). After Farouk's death, Ororo declares that she is "done with bad boys".
  • Bus Crash: In X-Men: Blue, it's revealed that she survived the destruction of the Ultimate Universe alongside Jimmy Hudson, Iceman and Rogue but was caught and experimented on by Miss Sinister until she died.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly during Miller's run (as with most of the team).
  • Official Couple: Between her and Beast, of all people. Quickly lampshaded when Beast asks why she's interested in him. The speculation is raised that the Professor's messing with their minds; but they find out later that she loves him for real, and Xavier was not messing with them.
  • Sassy Black Woman: She is certainly sassy or sardonic whenever she comments on a situation.
  • Series Continuity Error: When fighting against Alpha Flight, she was critizised for claiming to be a goddess. That's only an issue for mainstream Storm, Ultimate Storm has never been through that.
  • Stripperiffic: Her costume, like the other X-Women, is skin-tight. However, after Hank leaves the school for Emma Frost's academy she hacks off most of her hair and takes to wearing halter tops and mini-skirts with fishnet stalkings. Wolverine comments on it, but says it's her business how she wants to present herself. She eventually grows out of it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When she first appeared, she couldn't use her powers without fainting. By the end of the first arc, she was able to take out multiple Sentinels in one go (though in that instance, it did cause her to pass out).

    Iceman 

Iceman

Bobby Drake

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AKA: Bobby Parker
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
A free-spirited young mutant who ran away from home to protect his family, he was taken in by Charles Xavier.
  • Abusive Parents: His parents kicked him out for being a Mutant. And after Ultimatum, he tried going home. They kicked him out again.
  • Aborted Arc: In yet another of his many acts of Superdickery Professor X erased Bobby's memories of a girl he was dating, feeling that he would be more receptive to joining the X-Men without "baggage". One would expect a What the Hell, Hero? moment to come out of this, but not only does one not come, it never comes up again.
  • Bus Crash: In X-Men: Blue it's is revealed that he survived the destruction of the Ultimate Universe alongside Jimmy Hudson, Storm and Rogue but was caught and experimented on by Miss Sinister until he died.
  • Covert Pervert: Once used his powers to drill a hole in the ceiling above the women's changing room. Storm was understandably pissed to find out.
  • The Ditz: Bobby isn't a thinker, to say the least. Case in point, making a dramatic entrance on Kitty when she was at Midtown High, which was bad enough in itself, then asking Peter Parker if he's Spider-Man out loud. He also holed up inside the Pryde household, without informing Kitty about this (admittedly, out of desperation).
  • Flanderization: As opposed to the Adaptation Personality Change that many other characters get. Mainstream Bobby is also The Ditz, but this Bobby cranks it Up to Eleven, to the point where at some points he genuinely comes across as Too Dumb to Live.
  • Future Badass: Hinted at in Kirkkman's run, that the Bobby of Cable's time is a legendary figure, with far greater power than he's presently capable of. Which was never explored ever again.
  • An Ice Person: It's right there in his name.
  • Transplant: After Ultimatum, he moved in with the Parkers.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Subverted. His constantly iced-up appearance gives him this look, but when he's de-iced he's actually wearing clothes under there.

    Wolverine 

Wolverine

James Howlett Sr.

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AKA: Logan, "Lucky Jim", Mutant 0, Mutant X, Weapon X, Cable
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
A mysterious mutant who was Magneto's top assassin in the Brotherhood before joining the X-Men. Has a thing for Jean Grey and young girls in general. Doesn't like Cyclops.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Unlike the mainstream Wolverine whose memories of his Weapon X are hazy and fractured, this Wolverine has full knowledge of what was done to him and what he experienced when being used as a living weapon for Weapon X and remarks that is literally all he remembers from his past.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Wolverine has always been a jerk, but the Ultimate one is even more.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Wolverine originally joined as The Mole to kill Xavier. He also tried to Murder the Hypotenuse in his love triangle with Jean and Cyclops. Mainstream Logan may not like Scott, but even in his early, would-try-to-murder-folk-for-no-good-reason characterization, he wouldn't bring himself to leave Scott for dead.
  • Age Lift: His age is lowered a few decades. Mainstream Logan was born at the turn of the 20th century. Ultimate Logan is a young man in World War II, before his healing factor kicks in.
  • The Atoner: Confided to Spider-Man that he puts himself through agonizing punishment after punishment as penance for all the terrible things he can remember and not remember doing in his past.
  • Blood Knight: His first Danger Room session was meant to be him sparring against the other X-Men. Wolverine got a little carried away and it soon turns into a bloodbath.
  • Born Lucky: According to Captain America, he knew Logan during the war, and saw the man get up from being shot repeatedly, so everyone called him "Lucky Jim".
  • The Casanova: Magneto gave Wolverine many missions of infiltration and killing in the past. He has an habit of holding the kill (and then escaping) when he meets a girl that he was wants to have sex with first.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: His very definitely dead end at the hands of Magneto. Keep reading for the specifics.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Wolverine initially joined the X-Men as The Mole, to kill Xavier for Magneto, and then had a Heel–Face Turn. He was largely forgiven for it, but Jean kept distrusting him for it, mainly because he seduced her during the attempt.
  • Future Badass: A version of Wolverine from an alternate reality future is actually the Ultimate universe's version of Cable.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Not to quite the same extents as his mainstream counterpart, but it's still there. However, it did enable him to live without having his head attached to his body, something the mainstream counterpart never demonstrated. It also makes him a good home for body-surfing reality warpers who need a body that won't burn out from overuse.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He started as a hitman for Magneto, sent to infiltrate the X-Men and kill Xavier. He became an X-Man for real, and turned against Magneto.
  • Hypocrite: Admittedly, due to different writers, but Logan had no problem trying to seduce Jean, while refusing to start a relationship with Ororo because she's younger than him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: What he started off as, being a willing member of the Brotherhood, out to kill Professor X, and with little qualms about stopping off to lie to Jean about this as he slept with her. And then there was that whole "leaving Cyclops to die" thing.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Developed into one after Millar's run.
  • Killed Off for Real: In Ultimatum, as Magneto ignites the adamantium coating his bones and then uses an overpowered EMP pulse to annihilate him down to the cell (just in case). Both the event and the following X-Men: Requiem one-shot go out of their way to make it clear Wolverine is completely, utterly, sincerely dead and never coming back. And he doesn't.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Decided the best way of winning Jean Grey over was by removing Cyclops from the picture. Fortunately, it doesn't work.
  • Mutual Kill: Combined with Taking You with Me, as Wolverine probably knew Magneto wouldn't let him live after impaling him with his claws. Even after Erik blasts off most of his flesh, Logan still has it in him to thrust his other arm into his chest. Had The Ultimates not shown up when they did and finished the job themselves (and with no Xavier around to try and save him again), Magneto would have likely bled out before he could reach safety.
  • Mysterious Past: Hey, it's Wolverine. However, unlike his mainstream version, this Logan seems to have done a lot less globe-trotting, spending most of his time between World War 2 and the 90's imprisoned by Weapon X.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Was completely burnt to a crisp and atomized by Magneto, with absolutely no chance of healing.
  • Older Than They Look: He's not quite as old as his regular Marvel self, but he was around during the nineteen-forties.
  • Ret-Canon: During a brief period in the 2000s, Marvel saw to it that this Wolverine's second and more iconic uniform was put on other Wolverines including the mainstream Wolverine outside of New X-Men and the last two seasons of X-Men: Evolution.
  • Sex Changes Everything: When he was first introduced, Wolverine got into the classic Jean-Scott-Logan love triangle. Jean hated him from then on (not for the act in itself, but because he revealed his true mission during it).
  • Strapped to an Operating Table: Weapon X. After being caught looting with Nick Fury in WW2, James Howlett was shipped off to them to be experimented on for several years.
  • They Do: In a meta way, the Wolverine-Jean-Cyclops love triangle had featured prominently in comics, the animated series and the first film, but Wolverine and Jean never got any real action. Here, they do.
  • Token Evil Teammate: At first, being as he was a former hitman.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Once Millar stopped writing.

    Nightcrawler 

Nightcrawler

Kurt Wagner

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Debut: Ultimate X-Men #7 (2001)

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Kurt's fur and hair go from blue to black (then, later on, it gets dyed back to blue).
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While the mainstream Nightcrawler is Too Good for This Sinful Earth, this Nightcrawler is... not.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: As a result of the trauma he experienced during his time with Weapon X, Nightcrawler had a psychotic break, allowing his homophobia to run rampant and kidnapping Dazzler. Though he's since expressed regret and made amends.
  • Adorkable: Like his mainstream counterpart, Kurt likes to spend his time in the danger room fighting pirates.
  • Alone Among the Couples: He was the only member of the group who did not have a significant love interest in some way or form, which was outright confirmed to be the reason for his kidnapping of Dazzler.
  • Break the Cutie: Spent a long while as a "guest" of Weapon X.
  • Comic Book Death: He was killed by Sinister in the Apocalypse arc. The Phoenix's Cosmic Retcon undid it, before he died for reals a few months later.
  • Jerkass: Not at first, but during Kirkman's run, yes. Especially where Colossus is involved.
  • Killed Off for Real: Ultimatum.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: This Nightcrawler had a strong homophobic streak, though it didn't become overt until Kirkman's run. After the run, though, he later apologized for his behavior.
  • Sanity Slippage: During Kirkman's run.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: For a time he quit the X-Men and joined the Ultimates version of the Morlocks.
  • Stalker with a Crush: For Dazzler.
  • Status Quo Is God: Defied, then played straight: even before he goes crazy and kidnaps Dazzler Nightcrawler is subtly coded as a homophobe, having a revealing conversation with Dazzler on Krakoa some 30 issues beforehand and having his religious background emphasized (regular Nightcrawler is also religious, but does not have any known homophobic tendencies). After Nightcrawler became openly homophobic his popularity tanked, leading to a "retcon" of sorts that placed the blame for his psychotic break on his time with Weapon X and revamped him as a character much closer to the classic Nightcrawler in temperament. This was not enough to save him, though, as he was among the many X-Men not protected by Popularity Power who were Killed Off for Real in Ultimatum.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Aimed specifically at Colossus, at first, then toward the rest of the X-Men later on.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After some time (and Kirkman leaving), Kurt made amends for his behavior and apologized to Piotr for his behavior towards him.

    Rogue 

Rogue

Marian Carlyle

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #7 (2001)
A Southern girl forcibly recruited into Weapon X turned Brotherhood member, who eventually joins the X-Men. Doesn't always get on with Kitty, possibly because she is the focus of Iceman's romantic attentions.
  • Adaptation Name Change: The "Marian Carlyle" name is unique to this version of Rogue.
  • Belief Makes You Stupid: Is quietly religious, and it's her belief that causes her to be manipulated by an illusion of Xavier in Spencer's run.
  • Blessed with Suck: As in the regular continuity, Rogue's power drains the life out of anyone she touches, whether she wants to or not. But it also comes with the fact that part of their mind stays in her as well.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens to her a lot.
  • Bus Crash: In X-Men: Blue, it's revealed that she survived the destruction of the Ultimate Universe alongside Jimmy Hudson, Iceman and Storm but was caught and experimented on by Miss Sinister until she died.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The traumatic experiences in her life have driven her more than a bit mad and it's shown from time to time that she's teetering on the edge of complete insanity.
  • Cute and Psycho: She once borrowed Jean Grey's powers to incapacitate Iceman by making the poor boy mentally and physically re-experience a memory of him going through the surgical removal of his appendix. This time without the anesthetic. Considering she could have simply willed him unconscious, shows a considerable level of cruelty on her end.
  • Gun Fu: An Informed Ability, as she claims she was "shooting tin cans off fences long before ah started stealing other mutants' mojo" when in a standoff with Sinister but ends up resolving it by accident without taking the shot.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She has been with Weapon X, the Brotherhood, the X-Men, Fenris, Gambit, the X-Men again, Weapon X again, the X-Men again, betrays the X-Men to Stryker, betrays Stryker to the X-Men...
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Desperate for interaction and physical embrace, she has gone to great lengths to either have her powers removed or simply under control. Much of the angst she experiences is created by the frustration over the death touch aspect of her powers.
  • Nude Nature Dance: She lives in complete harmony with the sentient jungle of Utopia.
  • Status Quo Is God: For a time, she seemed to have permanently stuck with Gambit's powers after he died, but it wore off.
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    Psylocke 

Psylocke

Elizabeth Braddock

AKA: Colonel Betsy Braddock, Kwannon
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #17 (2002)

  • Disney Death: Apparently killed by Colossus when he killed Proteus. It was eventually revealed she'd body-jumped into a young Asian woman named Kwannon. She later dies when William Stryker Jr. attacks the X-Mansion and is buried along with the rest of the dead X-Men.
  • Rich Bitch: Proteus mentioned that she'd not only been using her family's name and money to avoid the Sentinel program but chose to work for the security services who were persecuting fellow mutants.

    Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat 

Shadowcat

Katherine "Kitty" Pryde

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AKA: Shroud, Spider-Girl
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #21 (2002)

  • 15 Minutes of Fame: Kitty Pryde saved the world from Galactus during Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand. When the All-New Ultimates start, she's hiding at Jessica's home because she can't withstand the fame. Some issues later, she can go out again, as people have turned their interest to some other fad.
  • Adaptational Badass: She can utilize her powers in ways regular Kitty never has, including make herself super-dense and giving her superhuman strength and durability.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: She's nowhere near as computer savvy as mainstream!Kitty.
  • All-Encompassing Mantle: As the Shroud.
  • All the Other Reindeer: Is discriminated against by many of the other students of Peter's school for being a mutant. To say nothing of the fact merely being a mutant is illegal post-Ultimatum.
  • The Atoner: The Destruction of Tian is something that she regrets, to the point that she willingly stepped down from her leadership of Utopia.
  • Author Appeal: For Brian Michael Bendis. Being a prominent example of a Jewish superhero which fitted his own background.
  • Berserk Button: People committing crimes for fun becomes one for her after Ultimatum.
  • Birds of a Feather: Peter and Kitty hit it off so well because they're both pop culture geeks.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is just as dorky as Peter.
  • Celebrity Is Overrated: After she fights off Galactus with the help of Reed Richards and the Ultimates, she has problems with her sudden celebrity status, going from reviled as the leader and symbol of the mutant resistance to rewarded with the Medal of Freedom for her exploits.
  • Character Development: She goes from ordinary teenaged girl to an ordinary teenaged girl who joined a mutant peace task force in the X-Men to a solo vigilante as the Shroud to revolutionary fighting for mutant and human co-existence to the hero who went toe to toe with Galactus with her fists and saved the entire Universe.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She really doesn't like sharing Bobby's affections with Rogue. And while she's slightly better about it with Peter, she has several moments of friction with MJ (and Ultimate Spider-Man #200 makes it clear she never really got over him).
  • Fangirl: She was one of Spider-Man even before they started dating. Jean Grey even noted that she keeps a poster of him in her room.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She and Peter become friends after she breaks-up and she also reluctantly admits that MJ is an amazing girlfriend, even if she is still in love with Peter.
  • Intangible Man: Acquired post-Ultimatum.
  • In the Hood: As the Shroud she wears a hooded cloak.
  • Killed Off for Real: She died when the Ultimate Universe was destroyed and ceased to exist when the multiverse was restored following Secret Wars (2015). Though the Ultimate Universe is restored as of Spider-Men II, so maybe she's alive after all.
  • Matzo Fever: Dated Bobby Drake, Peter Parker, Kenny Kong, and Jimmy Hudson.
  • Megaton Punch: She can ramp up her density enough to send Spider-Man flying.
  • No Name Given: Her Shroud persona is never actually named in Ultimate Spider-Man itself.
  • Rebel Leader: Was the leader of Utopia and the Mutant Resistance. Decided to step down during the war of Tian because her methods were not working.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: Goes from the X-Men's Tagalong Kid to independent superheroine to underground vigilante and eventually the actual leader of mutantkind by the end of Ultimate Marvel.
  • Sixth Ranger: Of the New Ultimates. She was not along for the ride during their very first outing, but she joins later on.
  • Transplant: She became a pretty significant member of Peter's supporting cast and received most of her Character Development there than she did in her time as X-Men, a situation that changes Post-Ultimatum and Post-Death of Spider-Man.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever: Peter Parker was her great love but his feelings for Mary Jane were greater. Then he dies and she goes underground, though she still mourns and misses Peter and her Imagine Spot in Ultimate Spider-Man 200 at Peter's memorial is seeing a future where they get married and work as a Battle Couple.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: For Peter Parker, as is clear from their first outing together in Ultimate Spider-Man Annual 2. She even busts into the Triskelion to save him when it looks like SHIELD has arrested him (they hadn't, but Danvers sucks at explaining herself).
  • Walking Techbane: Has the power to short circuit technology just by phasing through it.

    Angel 

Angel

Warren Worthington III

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Debut: Ultimate X-Men #40 (2004)
The only child of millionaire parents, Warren was despised by them for his physical mutation and raised in seclusion by servants until Xavier convinced them to sign custody of him over.
  • Butt-Monkey: Seriously, what ever goes right for this guy? His rich parents gladly sign custody of him over to Xavier. Then Beast leaks his existence to the Internet, causing a mob of people to show up at the school believing he's an actual angel. Then he gets his wings impaled on Krakoa as a Shout-Out to the regular Warren's similar impalement during the Mutant Massacre storyline. Then he dies twice during Ultimatum, the second and final time being a vicious mauling at the teeth and claws of Sabretooth. This Warren's life just completely sucks, from start to finish.
  • Comic Book Death: He's the last person Sinister kills to become Apocalypse, Bishop sabotaging the team's attempt to stop him. Phoenix undoes his death, but then Ultimatum comes along less than a year later.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Sabretooth mauls him from behind, chews off his wings and then stomps on his neck to finish him off. It's a fatality straight out of Mortal Kombat.
  • Killed Off for Real: In Ultimatum. Twice.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: What he started out as.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's inexperienced and unskilled at combat, and he knows it.
  • Official Couple: With Dazzler, to prove that not All Girls Want Bad Boys. Then he died.
  • Parental Neglect: His parents refused to deal with their son having massive angel-wings, and left him at a ranch of theirs.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: While taking the drug Banshee he manifested a more avian physiology, becoming a humanoid eagle creature.
  • The Mole: Became Xavier's mole in the Academy of Tomorrow after being 'expelled' from the Xavier School.
  • Winged Humanoid: It's his mutation. The fact that he looks like an angel gets a lot of media buzz, and Rogue takes it as a sign from God.

    Dazzler 

Dazzler

Alison Blaire

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #42 (2004)
An ambitious punk-rocker who was talked into joining the X-Men by the Professor. Not into the whole super-heroics thing.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Is much, much rougher around the edges than her 616 counterpart, what with being a punk-rocker rather than a disco singer.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Dazzler is reimagined as an openly-rebellous Lady Swears a Lot.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Invokes this trope when kissing Angel after he takes the blame for her, which is ironic as Angel is norm.
  • I Am Not Shazam: In-universe, Dazzler is the name of her band. No matter how many times she tries to point this out to people, they don't listen.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Lady Deathstrike. Doesn't kill her, but it does put her out of action for a long while.
  • Killed Off for Real: Ultimatum, again.
  • Light 'em Up: Depending on what music she listens to, the greater the light show.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: She's much more foul-mouthed than classic Dazzler ever was.
  • The Un-Favourite: Professor X does not care for her, and even hopes to expel her after the Krakoa debacle (which she was admittedly responsible for). Only Angel taking the blame for her saved her bacon.

    Bishop 

Bishop

AKA: Prisoner 104958
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #76 (2007)
A mutant freedom fighter from a Bad Future who travels back to the present day to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: The 616 version of Bishop has the ability to absorb and re-channel energy. This version instead has the power to alter the weight and density of anything within his vicinity.
  • Age Lift: Bishop hadn't been born yet in the present of Earth-616 and was a man in his prime when he went back in time. Here, he's already a young man in the present and a mid to late-aged man (he's old enough to have white hair) when he travels back in time.
  • Composite Character: It's hard to tell since the two characters share so many similarities to begin with, but as a haggard rebel from a grim future whose main purpose is to stop Apocalypse, he's a composite of Bishop and Cable.
  • Future Badass: He comes from a Bad Future ruled by Apocalypse. There's another version of him alive in the modern day, imprisoned for something.
  • Idiot Ball: He sabotages the X-Men's attempt to stop Sinister killing the last of ten sacrifices, thus causing Apocalypse's rampage, because he believed they couldn't stop it... which they might have if he hadn't sabotaged them at the crucial moment.
  • Killed Off for Real: Stabbed by Wolverine, and even after everything that happened, the Phoenix prevented his timeline from happening.
  • Mythology Gag: He feels a connection to Psylocke and apparently the two are married in the future. While 616 Bishop and Psylocke have never had a romantic arc, they are frequently paired up as friends and allies in adaptations such as X-Men and X Men 92.
  • Noodle Incident: Young Bishop did... something that wound up with him in jail, something so bad the president felt he wasn't a good choice to put on the New Mutants.
  • Scary Black Man: Much like his mainstream incarnation.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: His goal is to stop Apocalypse's rise to power from ever happening.
  • Shoot the Hostage Taker: He shoots and kills the Fenris twins when they take Psylocke hostage.
  • Status Quo Is God: Differentiated from the 616 Bishop and later hewed closer, much like many Ultimates characters, but he has an interesting story: originally he was introduced as The Cameo by Brian Bendis in UXM #43 as a present day mutant and potential recruit for Emma Frost's new mutant squad. Later, after Bendis left the title his successor Robert Kirkman wanted to make the character a player in his Cable arc, only to be stymied by his earlier introduction. So to make it happen, Kirkman introduced a new Bishop that was much more like his original incarnation and hand-waved the earlier Bishop away as just a younger version of the character.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted, as he has no problems shooting villains dead (much like 616 Bishop when he started out). Wolverine takes this in stride, but Storm is less sanguine about his itchy trigger finger tendencies.

    Pyro 

Pyro

No Name Given

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #80 (2007)
A member of the Morlocks and supporter of the X-Men who becomes an Ascended Fanboy after Bishop joins their ranks. Sadly he succumbs to new writer syndrome and is derailed into a villain (and attempted rapist).
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: He is introduced as a member of the Morlocks, a group 616 Pyro had not even a passing association with.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Before, he was a case of Adaptational Heroism, helping other mutants and even joining the X-Men. Then came Ultimates 3, where he was not only turned into a villain for no real reason, but suggested he and Mastermind rape Valkyrie, something his 616 counterpart was never into.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Unlike the 616 Pyro, he has no immunity to his own fire and so is Covered in Scars.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After Valkyrie breaks free of Mastermind's illusions and decapitates him, Pyro tried to beg for mercy, even invoking his time with the X-Men. It didn't save him from dismemberment.
  • An Arm and a Leg: After Valkyrie breaks free of Mastermind's powers, she slices off Pryo's hands.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Originally introduced as a fan of the X-Men who shortly thereafter was invited to join their ranks.
  • Attempted Rape: He's the one who suggested to Mastermind that they rape Valkyrie.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He's covered in scars because of his powers.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In The Ultimates 3, he made a rather severe (not to mention sudden) one, joining Magneto's Brotherhood and suggesting to Mastermind that they rape Valkyrie.
  • Playing with Fire: As standard for Pyro, he can control fire.
  • Same Character, but Different: Characterization-wise the Pyro of Ultimates 3 is a completely different animal from the Pyro readers knew up to that point.

The New X-Men/Ultimate X

    Firestar 

Firestar

Elizabeth "Liz" Allen

Debut: Ultimate Spider-Man #4 (2001)
A member of Ultimate Spider-Man's supporting cast, who joined the X-Men after learning she was a Mutant.

    Jimmy Hudson 

Wolverine

James Hudson Jr.

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AKA: Jimmy Hudson
Debut: Ultimate X #1 (2010)
Logan's son with Magda, who was raised by the Hudsons in Florida. A racing accident kickstarted his mutation post-Ultimatum, leading him down a path of societal rejection and a civil war between mutants...
  • Aborted Arc: His solo mini-series ended with him finding a classic-style yellow Wolverine costume, similar to the one his father wore in the classic Earth-616 continuity. He never ends up wearing the darn thing, despite there being some covers showing him clad in the outfit.
  • Anime Hair: If his hair grows out, it starts to look exactly like Logan's, except it's blonde.
  • Canon Immigrant: X-Men: Blue #1 revealed that like Miles Morales, Jimmy somehow survived the destruction of the Ultimate universe during Secret Wars (2015) and ended up in the mainstream Marvel universe.
  • Chick Magnet: Jimmy was a ladies' man even before his mutation manifested. Afterwards, he develops an attraction to Kitty (who was the first person to inform him of his birth father's identity and helps him adjust to his mutation and life on the run) and is promptly seduced by Jean Grey (both to demoralize Kitty as a leader and to finally indulge in her suppressed attraction to the original Wolverine).
  • Fanservice Pack: Jimmy starts out as a slender, almost reedy teenager. After his mutation kicks in, he gradually fills out into a Heroic Build to support his new powers.
  • Flanderization: His similarities with Wolverine were greatly exaggerated once moved to Earth-616 in X-Men: Blue.
  • Generation Xerox: Looks very much like a teenage Logan with blonde hair. After his mutation kicks in, he even reaches Wolverine's height in a relatively short amount of time (though he doesn't quite grow into his father's meaty frame just yet), implying he might eventually be taller than him someday.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Inherited his father's powerset along with an ability to coat his claws and bones in metal at will.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Jimmy's transition between universes wiped a lot of his memories. It takes some time for them to come back, and when they do...
  • Last of His Kind: Between one spot of universe destroying, Ms. Sinister's experiments, and the Ultimate X-Men's bad habit of dying everywhere, Jimmy's one of the few of them left by the end of X-Men: Blue, and he's not particularly happy about it.
  • Legacy Character: For his father.
  • Mythology Gag: The first adventure of the original mainstream Wolverine was against Wendigo. The first time we see Jimmy in Earth-616, in X-Men Blue, he was fighting Wendigo.
  • Replacement Goldfish: To Jean Grey for his father. It's implied that this was the primary reason she seduced him, with the opportunity to hurt Kitty as a bonus.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He is Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch's half-brother, and more moral person than either of them.
  • Superior Successor: Jimmy has his father's Healing Factor and Super Senses, though they are even more amped up due to his lack of an adamantium skeleton (he can sense military vehicles from miles away in the thick of The Living Seed's jungle, for example). He can also do something Logan couldn't - his claws (and supporting bone structure) can coat themselves with an organic metal similar to Colossus. Most importantly, Jimmy grew up with a good family and has a strong moral compass... which was the only thing Logan wished for him.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: And not to Logan (though, yes, he does also look like his old man sometimes). 616!Magneto can see an eerie amount of Magda in him, and finds it unsettling.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Getting attacked by his siblings or someone with like powers. His healing factor, established as stronger than Logan's, fails him after getting mauled by Sabretooth. It kicks in again after Sabretooth was driven away, though it was touch and go for a little bit.

    Archangel 

Archangel

Derek Morgan

AKA: Guardian
Debut: Ultimate X #4 (2010)

  • Canon Foreigner: While his abilities aren't unique, Derek Morgan has no counterpart in the main universe.
  • Canon Immigrant: X-Men: Blue revealed that he somehow survived the destruction of the Ultimate universe during Secret Wars (2015) and ended up in the mainstream Marvel universe.
  • Decomposite Character: Derek Morgan is officially referred to as "Archangel" post-Ultimate X (with most of the associated powers 616-Archangel is known for), but he is also a straight successor to Warren Worthington III.
  • Legacy Character: For Angel.
  • Painful Transformation: Unlike the original Angel, Derek can retract his wings back into his body to "pass" as human. Considering his transformation also includes growing long talons, thickened skin, and glowing eyes, it is rather distressing to watch.
  • Required Secondary Powers: As noted below, Derek possesses Super Strength and Super Toughness to better utilize his gifts. Along with his talons, he's much more effective in a fight than Warren was.
  • Super Strength: Another power he has that the original Angel did not, along with a mild healing factor and Super Toughness (to withstand potential crash landings).
  • You Can't Go Home Again: His brother is a cop, who harbors Fantastic Racism and is Lawful Stupid at the same time. When he learns Derek is a Mutant he draws a gun on him and tries to hand him over to the government. Jean wipes his memory so he thinks Derek just left to live with a friend in Cincinnati.

The Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy

    The Brotherhood Of Mutant Supremacy in General 

The Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy

A cult of violently anti-human Mutants, led by Magneto.


    Magneto 

Magneto

Erik Lensherr

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Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
A Super Supremacist mutant dictator who will stop at nothing to see mutants as the dominant species on Earth.
  • Abusive Parent: For Pietro. He openly tries to kill him on several occasions, and even when he's not doing that, tends to berate and insult him at every opportunity.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The mainstream Magneto was a morally complex, ambiguous figure. Here, he's nothing more than a repugnant mutant supremacist and genocidal maniac.
  • Age Lift: This version isn't a Holocaust survivor, making him quite a bit younger. In fact, Ultimate Origins depicted him as a young man during the '80s.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He and Charles still have some of this. As Moira noted, Charles spent more time with Erik than he ever did with her.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Believes that mutants are the Master Race and that normal humans deserve to be wiped out. Truly ironic when you consider his 616 counterpart's origins.
  • As the Good Book Says...: He kept doing this during Ultimatum, comparing his action with Biblical flood.
  • Bad Boss: Like most incarnations of Magneto, though he takes it much farther than them, to the point of killing off not just X-Men but his own followers wholesale during Ultimatum.
  • Berserk Button: Comparing him to Hitler. It's this that causes him to lash out and kill Charles.
  • Big Bad: The X-Men's biggest foe, and for the Ultimate Universe as a whole, up until his death (occupying the role usually played by Doom in 616!Marvel). It was the possibility of another attack by him that the Ultimates were even formed.
  • Break the Haughty: Doubles with a Karmic Death moment when Magneto discovers that mutants aren't actually a product of evolution in the Ultimates universe. They were just the result of genetic experimentation similar to (and related to) the super soldier serum. Essenially, it renders his entire belief system complete bullshit as he and other mutants are just uplifted humans. He dies before we can find out what he'd do with this information.
  • Character Exaggeration: All the reedeming qualities, reasonable causes and sympathetic backstory of the modern mainstream Magneto were removed. He is a full and complete villain, like when the character was first created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments. Usually aimed at Pietro. Though most of the time Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor and he's generally quite sadistic and mean-spirited.
  • Depending on the Writer: With most writers, he's just barely able to scrape his way up to Faux Affably Evil, and even then it's a stretch. When written by Brian Bendis in "Firestar" over in Ultimate Spider-Man, he's suddenly acting actually Affably Evil, politely offering Liz Allan a choice and calmly leaving when he doesn't get his way, to the extent it's pretty out-of-character for Ultimate Mags.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Charles tried to futz with his mind when they had their falling out, so he crippled him with a spear through the back.
    • His daughter gets killed by a crazy robot, so he decides to screw with the magnetic poles, causing untold levels of death and destruction.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's the one that crippled Charles, by throwing a spear through his spine. Even outside of that he's a violent man with Hair-Trigger Temper prone to manipulating and abusing his allies and enemies.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards anything that isn't a Mutant. As seen from his encounters with Prosimian and Thor, his racism extends to anything that isn't a humanoid mutant and will certainly view animal mutants and gods as equally inferior.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can try to talk a good game, but he's still a violent old bastard, and barely tries to hide it.
  • A God Am I: Had delusions of being sent from the heavens since he originally started working with Xavier at the Savage Lands. He eventually goes off the deep end with it during the Ultimatum series.
  • Hero Killer: He killed Wolverine permanently, and snapped Charles' neck. Not to mention everyone who died in the opening issue of Ultimatum.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: His blue eyes are a notable character trait for anyone who knows him and what helped Colossus identify him when presented as a brainwashed tool of Xavier's.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Has eaten human flesh in the past because he literally views them as animals, and plans to turn humanity into literal livestock for mutants.
  • Jerkass: It's a miracle he ever convinced people to follow him on his crazy plans to start with. He's a manipulative cold-blooded sociopath prone to abusing, insulting and tormenting people for his amusement. Also, as the X-Men state to Liz Allen, he's just kind of a dick in general.
  • Killed Off for Real: In Ultimatum. Cyclops destroys his head with a full-force Optic Blast.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He constantly berated and insulted Pietro, which contributed greatly to Pietro's decision to turn on him at the conclusion of the first arc.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: For all his adult life, Magneto has believed in the superiority of the "Homo superior" race, and despised the human race to the point that he sought to kill all of humanity so that only mutants remain. And then, he finds out that the "mutant gene" and the very existence of mutantkind is the result of experiments in a military lab. Obviously, this caused him a Villainous BSoD.
  • Offing the Offspring: He tried to kill Quicksilver several times and once even tried to get Wolverine to do the dirty deed.
  • Parental Favoritism: He heaps scorn and abuse a'plenty on Pietro, but doesn't have anything against Wanda. The possibility of Wanda's death led him to unleash Ultimatum.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain:
    • Aside from aforementioned racism, his fight with Charles in the first arc has him declare Charles a "simpering little spastic" note .
    • The fact he calls Pietro's powers "effeminate" shows there's at least some sexism or homophobia in there as well.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He murdered his parents, accidentally in the first case (father) and purposely in the second case (mother), for attempting to kill him and experimenting on Wolverine for a way to remove his mutant abilities.
  • Shooting Superman: The American government sent Sentinels to kill him. As in giant metal robots. He lampshades it.
    Magneto: Sending an army of metal men to kill the Master of Magnetism? Any species this stupid deserves a free-fall down the food chain.
  • The Sociopath: He's as textbook an example of one as any you'll find.
  • Sore Loser: In the very first arc, he prepares to nuke America when it looks like his plan to slaughter the American government has failed, stating he'd rather burn the entire world to the ground rather than let Homo Sapiens keep it.
  • Super Supremacist: He dials Magneto's traditional Super Supremacy Up to Eleven.
  • Truer to the Text: Well if you consider the original X-Men run before Claremont's revival as "canon" and disregard later innovations (such as Wolverine, Hellfire Club, Phoenix, Apocalypse aka the main reason why the comics became a major brand) then Ultimate Magneto is a pretty faithful rendition of Early Magneto, who was more or less an evil narcissistic tyrant with no redeeming virtues whatsoever.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Apparently, in Ultimates 3 and Ultimatum, for Doctor Doom. Somehow.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no compunctions about attacking females. He once beat Polaris into unconsciousness with a chair for rejecting his offer of allegiance and insulting his moniker.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Constantly disparages his son from everything to his inadequate leadership skills to his mutant abilities. According to Quicksilver, Magneto viewed his powers as effeminate due only being good for running from danger. Xavier hypothesizes that this has more to do with Pietro's mother being human and him being a living reminder to the Super Supremacist Mags that he once "lowered himself" to a human's level.
  • Younger and Hipper: Not as extreme as most of the X-Men, but noted in "Age Lift", he's younger than his other incarnations, whom were Holocaust survivors.

    Quicksilver 

Quicksilver

Pietro Lensherr

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
The son of Magneto, he starts out as a "Well Done, Son!" Guy before joining the Ultimates and becoming The Atoner. He later returns to his father's side and lapses back into supervillainy.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Quicksilver takes his father's surname in this adaptation, wheras in most continuities he has the surname 'Maximoff' instead.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Downplayed at first but later enforced hard, making hit something of an outlier among the Ultimates characters. He starts off more comfortable with his father's aristocratic attitude and shared some of it himself but was otherwise fairly similar to 616 Quicksilver. Then after Ultimatum he cast that aside and fully embraced villainy to such a degree that in some ways he even surpassed his father in vileness.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike his mainstream counterpart, this Quicksilver was a willing member of the Brotherhood and hasn't abandoned Magneto's anti-human views despite joining the Ultimates (which was only done initially for protection from Magneto after the Brotherhood restored his true self). Additionally, he orchestrated the death of Magneto, assassinated Cyclops, and even sold other mutants into slavery.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: The implications with his sister in the original Marvel Universe are canon here.
  • Canon Immigrant: In X-Men: Blue it's revealed that he somehow survived the destruction of the Ultimate universe during Secret Wars (2015) and ended up in the mainstream Marvel universe.
  • Enfante Terrible: He and Wanda were vicious bullies towards David Xavier when they were kids.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Defects from the Brotherhood to the Avengers, only to defect back to the Brotherhood later.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: His whole reason behind his relationships with his to his sister amount to this. It was explained by Wolverine that his sister was the only one who truly gave him any true love and care in his life.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Magneto's abuse of the twins eventually drives them to defect to the Ultimates.
  • Randomly Gifted: Given that his mother was an ordinary human, it's not clear at all where his Super Speed mutation came from, it being a power radically different from both his father and his sister's abilities.
  • Super Speed: He is so fast that he even outclassed and outran Hurricane, who moves at Mach 10, disintegrating her into atomic particles as a result in order to save Hawkeye from death. In the Ultimate Wolverine storyline, he was even shown to be able to completely skin four armed guards alive in a single moment while having time to snap the neck of their leader before introducing himself.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Desperately tries to get Magneto's approval, but nothing he does is ever good enough for him.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Skinned one alive once.

    Scarlet Witch 

Scarlet Witch

Wanda Lensherr

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
The daughter of Magneto, she starts out as Daddy's Little Villain before joining the Ultimates and becoming The Atoner. She is later killed and becomes the poster child for Yank the Dog's Chain.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Wanda takes her father's surname in this adaptation, wheras in most continuities she has the surname 'Maximoff' instead.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: As written by Millar, she's icy and aloof a lot of the time, as opposed to the more open and friendly Wanda of 616.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike her mainstream counterpart, this Scarlet Witch was a willing member of the Brotherhood and hadn't abandoned Magneto's anti-human views despite joining the Ultimates (only doing so for protection from Magneto after the rest of the Brotherhood undid Xavier's mind alterations).
  • Brother–Sister Incest: The implications with her brother in the original Marvel Universe are canon here.
  • Doing In the Scientist: She is the reason dinosaurs exist in the Savage Land in the Ultimates universe.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Defects from the Brotherhood to the Avengers, only to defect back to the Brotherhood later.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Towards Pietro and many others she is close to.
  • Enfante Terrible: Flashbacks in the Proteus arc reveal she and Pietro were vicious little bullies as kids.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Ultron in Ultimates 3.
  • Lady in Red: The name is something of a hint.
  • Large Ham: She loves to be dramatic and chew up the scenery when she's overcome by pro-mutant fervor.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: During Ultimatum is is hinted that her true father might actually be Wolverine rather than Magneto. As it turns out this is wishful thinking on Logan's part and Wanda is indeed Magneto's daughter, despite her mother's trysts with Wolvie.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Magneto's abuse of the twins eventually drives them to defect to the Ultimates.
  • Reality Warper: Unlike the original Scarlet Witch whose powers were upgraded to this over time, hers were pretty much this from the start.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After being killed, she makes no less than three different "resurrections" that are all revealed to be fake.

    Toad 

Toad

Mortimer Toynbee

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)

  • Adaptational Ugliness: Not that regular Toad has ever been a looker, but this version is uglier, with green skin, greasy hair and nasty teeth.
  • Adaptational Badass: Regular Toad has never been much of a threat. This guy manages to give the X-Men some trouble. At first.
  • Evil Brit: Very unmistakably British.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He eventually turned his back on the Brotherhood and became a teacher at the Xavier Institute after Cyclops disbanded the X-Men.
  • Killed Off for Real: He survived the three Ultimatum events, only to die at the hands of the Ultimatum Wave itself.
  • Odd Friendship: He strikes one up with Cyclops, which lasts even after he goes back to the X-Men.

    Sabretooth 

Sabretooth

Victor Creed

Debut: Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1 (2001)

  • Always Second Best: Fervently hates Wolverine because he was always viewed as second-rate or a poor man's version compared to him despite having similar powers.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Inverted. He considers both Xavier's and Magneto's faction hypocritical for pretending that mutants are oh-so-great, rather than just fallible humans with super-powers.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He was certainly valid in his claim to Wolverine of how ridiculous each mutant faction is for attempting to rail against principles or practices that they actually represent or are spreading. He also lampshaded how ludicrously often superhumans such as mutants tend to fight each other despite supposedly the next stage of human evolution.
  • Joker Immunity: Much like 616 Sabretooth, Creed will just not stay dead. Castrate him, behead him, chunk him off a cliff, he'll always come back.
  • Hidden Depths: Out of almost everybody in the series, this feral murderer has perhaps the most down-to-earth view on what it means to be a superhuman.
  • Mythology Gag: Post-Ultimatum, Mystique tries to civilize Victor a bit to better blend in with human society (inasmuch as a 7' tall man with facial scars and a bodybuilder's physique can blend in) calling him by his birth name, with new clothes and a haircut directly cribbed from his live-action look in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It doesn't help.
    Mystique: We cleaned him up and still can't get the "Sabretooth" out of him...
  • Psycho for Hire: Gladly works for Weapon X and then the Brotherhood.
  • Straw Nihilist: He views himself and everyone else as garbage, human and mutant alike. He believes mutants are born cruel as an evolutionary comparison to humans being crueler than animals, therefore indulges in murderous pastimes as an acceptance of being "trash".
  • Wolverine Claws: Only he has four on each knuckle, compared to Logan's three (or more accurately, he's got seven - one of the blades is broken).
  • You Don't Look Like You: His art style changes between story arcs, causing him to look more bestial and savage than he was originally portrayed.

    Blob 

Blob

Franklin Dukes

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #3 (2001)

  • Adaptation Name Change: In Ultimate Spider-Man, when Liz Allan first becomes Firestar, it's established that this version's first name is "Frank", not "Fred".
  • Adaptation Personality Change: As detailed below, this Blob is more mature and generally a more cunning enemy than his dim-witted mainstream counterpart.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He pleaded with Magneto at one point to bring his daughter Firestar and her mother to the Savage Lands to protect them from danger, despite them wanting nothing to do with him. He even had an life insurance policy in place to take care of Firestar and her mother after he died on the condition they also take care of his illegitimate son from another relationship.
  • Fartillery: When a safe-house gets knocked over, Quicksilver's first reaction is to demand if Blob broke wind without permission "again".
  • Fat Bastard: With a name like Blob, it's sort of a given.
  • G.I.R.L.: Pretended to be an attractive female fan of Beast to get him to spill information that the X-Men were secretly harboring.
  • Hidden Depths: The Blob may be a Card-Carrying Villain who isn't afraid to outright eat people on occasion, but he's charming and intelligent enough to fool Beast while pretending to be a model with a double Ph.D (which he was doing mainly For the Evulz until Beast let slip that Magneto was still alive.) He was also as devoted a father as he could manage (being part of a terrorist organization) by sending money for his daughter in Queens and even visiting her a few times, posing as "Uncle Frank".
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Yellowjacket bites his head off after he eats part of Wasp.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Implied during Millar's run, and outright confirmed during Ultimatum in an incredibly unpleasant fashion.
  • Kavorka Man: Despite weighing close to a metric tonne, he seems to have a way with women - he fathered Firestar/Liz Allen and Fred Dukes Jr./Blob II while he was in the circus and implied he had other groupies in other parts of the country as he traveled.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Hank Pym after his horrific cannibalism scene.
  • Off with His Head!: How he died.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's Liz Allan/Firestar's father.
  • Wicked Cultured: He may be outright slovenly on the outside, but he's fully capable of having philosophical discussions with Magneto (whom he's on a first name basis with) and managed to trick a love-struck Beast into believing he was a Supermodel with a double Ph.D (with the implication he could keep up intellectually).

    Mastermind 

Mastermind

Jason Wyngarde

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #3 (2001)
A mutant Master of Illusion who works for Magneto.
  • Attempted Rape: Was all too willing to "have fun" with Valkyrie alongside Pyro before killing her. It's implied he has done to other women before. Unfortunately for him, she broke out of his illusion.
  • Evil Wears Black: Unlike the 616 Mastermind, he dresses in all black, complete with dark sunglasses.
  • Flanderization: When first introduced he didn't have any of the 616 Mastermind's rapist qualities, but during Ultimatum 3 those aspects transferred over to him with a vengeance.
  • Master of Illusion / Mind Rape: Mastermind can create illusions which can manifest as illusions that change how others perceive forms of reality or just to trap others in mental illusions of his liking.
  • Off with His Head!: He was decapitated by Valkyrie for trapping her in a fantasy world and attempting to rape her while she was catatonic.
  • Sinister Shades: Which distinguish him visually from classic Mastermind.
  • Status Quo Is God: Like many of the Ultimate X-Men characters this was avoided at first but later enforced.

    Juggernaut 

Juggernaut

Cain Marko

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #8 (2001)

A mutant with superhuman strength and durability.


    Forge 

Forge

No Name Given

AKA: Doodad, Gizmo, MacGyver
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #27 (2003)


A talented but passive young mutant who is recruited by Magneto and easily swayed into building a Doomsday Device for the Master of Magnetism.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: The mainstream Forge is a self-assured and assertive inventor who refuses to let his inventions be used for evil, while this Forge is insecure, passive and is all about letting his inventions be used for evil.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Here, he's a member of the Brotherhood, whereas his mainstream counterpart is (usually) an ally of the X-Men, or at the very least a good person.
  • Age Lift: Which explains his personality change somewhat. Unlike the 616 Forge who is an adult in his forties, this Forge is still a teenager.
  • Artificial Limbs: Much like classic Forge, he has an artificial leg of his own creation.
  • Befriending the Enemy: Wolverine befriends him and helps him escape the Triskelion in exchange for building him an unbreakable collar designed to contain the Hulk's strength.
  • Boxed Crook: After being arrested and sent to the Triskelion, his jailers put him to work building devices for them. The only example we see of such a device is a servo-arm Tony Stark uses to play ping pong with Captain America.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Ultimatum sees him tortured and killed on Magneto's orders for... no given reason.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He attempts to confront Magneto about his plans when it really sinks in that he would be responsible for the deaths of millions. Being of the unassertive type, Magneto bullies him into submission easily.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: This is his mutant power, just like the regular Forge.

    Multiple Man 

Multiple Man

James Madrox

Debut: Ultimate X #27 (2003)


A self-duplicating mutant terrorist working for Magneto. He's actually being controlled by the Brotherhood hypnotist Lorelei.
  • Adaptational Badass: His use in Ultimatum shows exactly how dangerous a man who can make an unending number of copies can be in the right (or, in this case, wrong) hands.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Here, he's a member of the Brotherhood, whereas his mainstream counterpart was an ally of the X-Men's.
  • Driven to Villainy: Literally, as he is not an evil person but is brainwashed into villainy by Lorelei.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Wolverine, in Ultimatum.
  • Me's a Crowd: A very dark case, as he uses his duplication ability to generate a legion of suicide bombers.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When his duplication powers are combined with explosives he becomes one.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Lorelei has convinced him that he's only 13 and that it's still 1994. When Wolverine finds the real him, he's chilling out in a 90s-styled bedroom and listening to a stereo system.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: During Ultimatum Wolverine thought he killed the true James Madrox. Later it was revealed that it was yet another dupe.
  • Self-Duplication: His mutant power. He claims he can create 27 or 28 dupes before he "starts seeing deja-vu".
  • Suicide Attack: Acted as a suicide bomber, or in his case a legion of suicide bombers, for Magneto.

    Longshot 

Longshot

Arthur Centino

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #54 (2005)


A Genoshan mutant charged with murdering the politician Lord Scheele. The twist is that, unlike the classic Longshot, he is evil and actually did commit the crime he is charged with.
  • Adaptation Name Change: The Arthur Centino name is unique to this version of Longshot, who in most continuities has No Name Given (or alternative really is just called Longshot).
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While the mainsteam Longshot is open and honest to fault, this Longshot is secretive, manipulative, and ultimately a violent murderer.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the mainstream universe, he's an interdimensional being, but here, he's a mutant.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Here, he's a member of the Brotherhood, whereas his mainstream counterpart was an ally of the X-Men's.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: After escaping Krakoa, he is hunted down in the Savage Land by the Avengers and confronted by the Scarlet Witch, who has probability manipulating powers like his. How does the encounter end? With Longshot turned into a cat.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In Ultimatum.
  • Entitled Bastard: As part of his Adaptational Villainy. Being the luckiest man in the world, he is used to things just falling into his lap, and gets somewhat disagreeable and violent when they don't.
  • Fantastic Racism: Of the anti-human flavor. He is notably the first character in the Ultimates universe to use the anti-human slur "flatscan" to refer to a person.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: A mainstay of the character, even despite being from the same Earth as the X-Men here.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Despite not knowing Colossus is gay, he manipulates the latter's overprotective nature, and also manipulates the X-Men in general by playing up the "wrongly condemned innocent" angle.
  • The Sociopath: Seems to be one of these, judging by the way he manipulates the X-Men (and Colossus in particular) during his time with them.
  • Shout-Out: His human name is a shout-out to both of his creators, Art Adams and Ann Nocenti.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Same as the mainstream, but his aren't hindered by selfish actions. Which is a good thing for him, as he is rather a more selfish person.

    Mystique 

Mystique

Raven Darkholme

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #62 (2005)

We all bought into Xavier's dream, until we got a look at the sick brain behind it.


A shapeshifting mutant who was Xavier's student and lover during his stay in the Savage Land, only to become the Woman Scorned when he dumped her for Emma Frost.
  • Captured on Purpose: She allows herself to be captured while impersonating Magneto so that the real Magneto can escape.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: She was originally a believer in Xavier, until she got a look at his "sick brain" (which may or may not have anything to do with him dumping her for Emma Frost).
  • Evil Redhead: Just like her 616 counterpart, though she doesn't seem quite as malevolent as regular-flavor Raven.
  • Running Gag: Long before the actual Mystique appears, Professor X is shown to have a cat named Mystique, which appears in several issues wrecking the decor of his office.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: She was once in a relationship with Xavier when she was his student.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: She's not Rogue's stepmother.
  • Villainous Legacy: Dedicates herself to carrying on Magneto's legacy after his death.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: This is her mutant power.
  • Woman Scorned: Joined Magneto as a form of revenge against Professor X for dumping her for Emma Frost.

    Lorelei 

Lorelei

Lani Ubanu

Debut: Ultimates 3 #2 (2008)


A mutant with a Compelling Voice who Magneto recruits for his assault on the Avengers. She's controlling Multiple Man into working for the Brotherhood, and in fact has been from the very start.

Academy of Tomorrow

    Emma Frost 

Emma Frost

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #42 (2004)


The headmistress of the Academy of Tomorrow, a rival school to Xavier's. Was also at one point Xavier's lover.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While 616 Emma is a very morally grey and self-serving person, this Emma is an Actual Pacifist who splits with Xavier because she believes his methods to be "too violent".
  • Adaptational Heroism: For the reasons detailed directly above, this Emma is much more overtly heroic than her mainstream counterpart.
  • Adapted Out: This Emma lacks her counterpart's telepathy.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Her: Ultimatum, yet again. Issue 3 opens with Mystique telling Magneto that Emma and her school have been completely destroyed.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Though she does not have the Psychic Powers of 616 Emma, she retains classic Emma's secondary ability to transform her body into diamond.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Multiple Man and his dupes during Ultimatum.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Actually averted... at first. She tends to favour suits, though an issue of the Kirkman run has her suddenly turning up at the Hellfire Club in one.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: This version of Emma was one of Xavier's student—and in a relationship with him at the same time.

    Alex Summers 

Alexander Summers

AKA: Aleks, Patient X, Havok
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #43 (2004)


Scott's older brother, and a student at Emma Frost's school.
  • Age Lift: This version is Scott's older brother, whereas mainline!Alex was the younger of the two.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Although he had a strong Sibling Rivalry with Scott, he did not hate him, so some mourning for his death was plently justified. But... going mad for the loss? Wow, either his brotherly love was way stronger than displayed, or it took that for him to realize that blood is Thicker Than Water.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: When last seen, he was a guest of the Roxxon Corporation, at the hands of Layla Miller and Nathaniel Essex.

    Cypher 

Cypher

Douglas "Doug" Ramsey

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #62 (2005)


A human student at Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow, famous for winning over 100 consecutive games on Jeopardy!
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the regular timeline Doug is a mutant (though long believed to be a baseline human), but here he is by all evidence simply an intelligent human.
  • Cunning Linguist: His specialty, just like his mainstream counterpart.
  • Killed Off for Real: By one of the Multiple Man suicide bombers during Ultimatum.
  • Teen Genius: A particularly famous one in the Ultimates world.
  • Token Human: He's the only named human student in Frost's Academy, though it is specifically noted that the Academy does not distinguish between humans and mutants.

Others

    John Wraith 
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John Wraith

AKA: Vindicator
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #2 (2001)


The sadistic head of Weapon X
  • Adaptation Species Change: He's a mutant in the classic Marvel Universe, but a human here.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Heavily so, as the original John Wraith was the heroic Kestrel while this Wraith is a sadistic anti-mutant racist.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Zigzagged. He starts off as the despicable face of Weapon X, willing to torture, maim and experiment on mutants all the live long day, but just before Ultimatum, he inexplicably becomes Vindicator, and abandons all the mutant-hating.
  • Bald of Evil: In yet another departure from the classic Wraith who wears a cowboy hat all the time but does have hair.
  • For the Evulz: See below. He and his men shoot up a caged Wolverine just for the fun of it, and Wraith mentions it used to be what they'd do to pass the time when bored.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Wolverine gave him a set across his face.
  • Moral Myopia: He has no problem opening fire on Wolverine and another man in an airport parking lot, then shooting Wolverine while he's caged, but Wolverine causing one of his men to be decapitated? That's horrific!
  • Out-of-Character Moment: His shift from frothing Sociopathic Soldier to the heroic Vindicator is so sudden and out of left field that it can only be called this, as opposed to labeling it Characterization Marches On had the writers built it up in any way. Instead it's like a light switch flicking, one issue he's evil and the next he's good.
  • Race Lift: Regular John Wraith is a black guy, and a mutant. Ultimate John Wraith is a white baseline human.
  • Sadist: His idea of fun is shooting a caged Wolverine with an assault rifle or breaking Rogue's arms and legs when he's bored. Wraith also had his men stab Wolverine, crack open his skull, and set him on fire before wiping his memories so they could do it all over again without Wolverine remembering their faces.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: He serves in the military and is about as sociopathic as they come until his out-of-nowhere character shift.
  • The Starscream: He rebels against the officers above him when they attempt to shut down Weapon X and uses the enslaved Professor X to have the building they're in blown up.

    Gambit 

Gambit

Remy LeBeau

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #13 (2002)

    Moira MacTaggert 

Moira MacTaggert

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #16 (2002)


Charles' ex-wife, a Scottish geneticist who runs a separate facility for Mutants with dangerous or harmful Mutations.
  • Adaptation Name Change: In the mainstream universe, Kinross was Moira's maiden name, the name "MacTaggert" coming from her marrige with Joseph MacTaggert. Here, it's her maiden name.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Initially, this Moira was more standoffish to Xavier, but then she joined the Brotherhood.
  • Adapted Out: Moira has no connection of any kind to Rahne Sinclaire.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Several decades of seeing bizarre and horrific mutations have left her detached to unpleasant sights. She can watch a hamburgered Wolverine stitch himself back together and just calmly notes it's like "watching an autopsy in reverse".
  • Face–Heel Turn: Moira turns out to be behind the Banshee drug, and attacks Wolverine for it.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her Banshee-given superpower is a sonic scream.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Here, Moira and Charles actually did get married and had a son together rather than with separate people.

    Proteus 

Proteus

David Xavier

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #16 (2002)
Charles Xavier's estranged son who finds that With Great Power Comes Great Insanity.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Part of his being a Composite Character of Proteus and Legion was retaining the latter's first name. Also, as Moira and Charles were married when they had him, he has Xavier's last name.
  • Blessed with Suck: David is the son of the world's most powerful psychic and inherited similar abilities. Unlike his father, they degrade his body with every use until he eventually loses his original form and has to Body Surf from person to person just to survive.
  • Body Surf: His powers burn out his body, so he jumps from host to host.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Every time David uses his abilities, they slowly burn out his body. Once he learns how to Body Surf, his powers seem to increase exponentially, though this is because he's no longer concerned with preserving his original body. By the time of the final fight, he's managed to move past this limitation.
  • Composite Character: A mix of Legion, Charles' son, with Proteus (reality warping son of Moira MacTaggert). However, he lacks any of Legion's sympathetic traits.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: After possessing Wolverine, David delights in taunting his father and The X-Men with the first demonstration of his full ability. He only abandons Logan's body when he finds a better host... Betsy Broddock.
  • Horrifying the Horror: David's hatred for Charles is so much it actually scares Logan.
  • Jerkass: Abandons Wolverine, leaving him right in front of an oncoming truck. Claims he'd give Beast the life he'd always wanted if he killed the X-Men for him, before admitting he's lying.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: David is an outright psychopath and (successful) mass murderer, but it's initially implied that he was made that way through years of neglect by his father. When Xavier met Magneto for the first time, his attitude towards his human family changed drastically, to the point that when Charles left them for good he didn't even tell them he was leaving. And even after making contact with Moira and David again (post-betrayal by Magneto and learning David was indeed X-Gene positive), Xavier likened his love for them like that of a Master loving a pet.
  • Killed Off for Real: After jumping into Betsy Braddock's body (and adding her considerable psychic power to his own), Braddock fights the possession long enough to freeze Proteus in place and beg Charles to kill them. Charles can't bring himself to do it and just before Proteus takes back control, Colossus arrives and promptly smashes a car on his head, killing both Braddock and Proteus. Colossus' intervention is also something of a Mythology Gag, as he also killed Proteus in the 616-verse.
  • Logical Weakness: Despite David's immense power, he's still a novice at using it (even with the boost he gets from possessing Betsy Braddock), plus he needs eye contact in order to Body Surf into someone else... something that comes back to bite him when he tries it on Cyclops.
  • Parental Neglect: A lot of his in-depth mental issues and psychosis stemmed from Professor Xavier's neglect of him in favor of Magneto and later the X-Men.
  • Reality Warper: His psionic powers quickly evolve into this, though it's helped by possessing the body of an already powerful psychic.
  • Required Secondary Powers: David's psychic abilities are on par with his father's and he even possesses psionic abilities far beyond what Xavier is capable of, but their use degrades his physical body. He discovers the ability to Body Surf mostly from necessity - even the mild use of his powers over a couple of years left his original body bedridden and slowly dying.
  • Spotting the Thread: Charles cottons onto David's possession of Betsy Braddock pretty quickly. When David asks just how long he knew, Charles replied that he had realized something was amiss when the refined upper-class Braddock ordered a double cheeseburger and fries with three portions of ketchup, but what cinched it was when she would constantly check out their waitress' ass when she walked by.
  • Teens Are Monsters: David is a teenager with severe Daddy Issues and a distinct Lack of Empathy, mostly stemming from Xavier's neglect and his own burgeoning powers.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Peanut M&Ms. He even holds off fighting his dad to enjoy a packet of them.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Charles just walking out on David and Moira was what activates his powers. Which, just to make things worse, nearly kills him.
  • Violent Glaswegian: He's Scottish and considerably mean-spirited and violent. Probably due to his powers driving him slowly to lunacy over the years.
  • Walking Wasteland: Not intentionally, but after getting to the Scottish mainland, David's first move is to go get something to eat. Unfortunately, since his powers are out of control, he inadvertently kills everyone in the McDonalds he visits in seconds.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: David was already a troubled child due to his father's growing distance from his (then) human family, but when his powers kicked in he had to live through the chronic pain of his own body slowly decaying as they are effectively burning through his own lifespan with even mild use. Somewhere along the line, he snapped.

    Sinister 

Sinister

Nathaniel Essex

AKA: Apocalypse (possibly)
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #46 (2004)


A scientist experimenting on a super-soldier serum who went insane, and started killing young Mutants, in the belief that it would summon someone he believes he works for. But Essex's delusions might not be all they seem...
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Aside from a shared dark sense of humor and the Mad Scientist elements (which would only be added later), this Sinister has very little in common with his 616 counterpart.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Played with, as 616 Mr. Sinister is a stronger character, but he is also much campier. This Sinister, while not as powerful, is played more straight and is thus creepier and more menacing.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: At one point he's about to gut a rat before Apocalypse appears to him and tells him he's "after bigger game this evening".
  • Bald of Evil: Sports this look upon his return in Ultimate X-Men #90.
  • Beard of Evil: This Sinister sports a beard and is a sick man.
  • The Cameo: One of the original "innocent souls" victims he kills is very clearly the Ultimate counterpart of Marrow. He also almost makes Ultimate Northstar his fifth victim, but Northstar survives thanks to his super-fast reflexes.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's most famous for pitching the paraplegic Professor X down a flight of stairs.
  • Compelling Voice: Which he uses to immobilize his victims before shooting them.
  • The Dreaded: Even before he experimented on himself, he had a reputation among the Louisiana underworld as being scary enough they didn't want to upset him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Sick as he may be, even he knows that the Ultimate Professor X is hardly a saint, remarking on his doubts if Xavier will qualify for one of the ten "innocent souls" he is trying to harvest.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Combined with Red Eyes, Take Warning when he uses his powers.
  • Guns Akimbo: He dual wields two handguns, something the regular Sinister would never deign to do or need to do.
  • Hollywood Atheist: He "sure as hell don't believe in heaven", preferring the idea of reincarnation because he considers it the "spiritual equivalent" of evolution.
  • Immune to Mind Control: His response to Professor X's telepathic compulsion to surrender is to note that he has "a few mind of games of my own" before taking him to "the one true enemy of the great Charles Xavier... STAIRS."
  • Irony: In his first fight with the X-Men, he commands Angel to choke himself. After he is defeated, Apocalypse appears to him in his cell and tells him to do the same to himself.
  • Mad Scientist: He doesn't look like one, most of the time, but he worked for Oscorp before going crazy.
  • Murderous Mannequin: Averted — He has a mannequin dressed like Apocalypse in his hideout, but it's not the least bit murderous or even threatening. Storm's reaction to it is to speculate that Sinister is either "the world's worst costume designer or a very lonely man."
  • Mythology Gag: When he is first introduced, the Daily Bugle calls his murders a "mutant massacre" in reference to the classic "Mutant Massacre" storyline. Later in Ultimate X-Men #90 the new and improved Sinister invades the Ultimate universe's version of the Morlocks community and starts massacring them, just like the regular Sinister did to the regular Morlocks through his Marauders.
  • Noodle Incident: He and Gambit had some sort of dealings in the past. Dealings which involved Essex forcing Gambit to work for him or he'd mutilate a lady-friend of Remy's.
  • Perception Filter: Inverted, as he has a unique Perception Filter ability that makes him invisible to electronic devices like cameras while still being visible to the naked eye. He also either has the ability to disguise his scent or has no scent at all, since Wolverine is completely unable to pick up his trail.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: All over the place. His targets are all teenagers. He shoves Professor X down a flight of stairs. And when planning to kill Rogue and Kitty, he notes that teenage girls make "the prettiest noises when they bleed".
  • Professor Guinea Pig: After his superiors at Oscorp refused to allow him human trials for his super-soldier serum, he used it on himself in classic Mad Scientist tradition.
  • Real After All: In his cell in the Triskelion, he's visited by his master, Apocalypse, who tells him to choke himself.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: On his resurrection.
  • Serial Killer: So much so that he's practically an Expy of Walter Sullivan.
  • Status Quo Is God: At first he was nothing like regular Sinister, being a heavily-tattooed street thug looking guy with no Mad Scientist elements. Much like many of the Ultimates characters, he was later revamped to hew closer to his 616 counterpart.
  • Verbal Tic: His stutter.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: After his resurrection by Apocalypse, he's discarded shirts entirely. He goes back to wearing them in Ultimate Comics: X-Men.
  • Walking Wasteland: In Spencer's run, he's able to cause people to whither and die just by being near them. It appears to be selective, since it doesn't do anything to Alex Summers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He specifically targets mutant teenagers, and when he returns he goes further and murders Morlock children.

    Apocalypse 

Apocalypse

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #49 (2004, cameo), Ultimate X-Men #91 (2008, fully manifested)


A terrifyingly powerful mutant who claims to be the first of his kind.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: His curb-stomp by the Phoenix reduces him to pleading for his life.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: In what would become a trend for the X-Men in general, Phoenix Force > Apocalypse.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Due to the shift in writers, and various retcons, exactly what Apocalypse's deal actually is isn't certain.
  • Badass Boast: Like the 616 Apocalypse, most of his dialogue consists of a long string of these.
  • Catchphrase: He likes to say "my will be done".
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Apocalypse is able to shrug off SHIELD, the X-Men, the Ultimates, and Professor X's best. Then the Phoenix shows up, and Apocalypse is on the receiving end of an ass-kicking.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Whoever or whatever he is, he just wants to conquer the entire world and kill absolutely anything and everything in his way.
  • Immune to Bullets: Some of the NYPD's finest try shooting him the minute he appears. They tatter his cape up a little, but that's it.
  • It's Personal: Nick Spencer's run suggests he developed a grudge against the Phoenix after it defeated him the first time around.
  • The Needless: At the very least he doesn't need to breathe, as the Invisible Woman attempts to suffocate him to no avail.
  • People Puppets: He can control any mutant who happens to be nearby, with them aware of what's happening but unable to fight it.
  • Power Parasite: During Kirkman's run, he had the ability to steal the powers of anyone who fought him, such as Wolverine's. Cable's plan was largely to prevent him getting his hands on Professor Xavier's. It didn't do him much good against the Phoenix, though.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Unlike 616 Apocalypse, he swaps out blue armor for red.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His second form has glowing red eyes, rather than the icy blue of his first.
  • Status Quo Is God: Averted, and is one of the few Ultimates characters for whom the trope stays averted.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: He might be one of these to Sinister, or he might be a separate being altogether. It's... not really clear.
  • That Man Is Dead: When Logan addresses him as "Sinister", he snarls back that Sinister is "gone". When Phoenix defeats him, all that's left is Sinister's body.
  • Turns Red: Literally, as he starts out blue like the classic Apocalypse but turns red (and in the trope's fashion, grows stronger) after tanking an artillery strike from S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Fenris Twins 

Andrea and Andreas Von Strucker

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #51 (2004)


A pair of rich industrialists who run and own Fenris Industries, and who happen to be mutants with their own agenda.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Their complicated relationship with the Captain America villain Baron Strucker (their father) is omitted since Baron Strucker himself is Adapted Out in the Ultimates universe. Similarly, they have no connection to Hydra here, despite a counterpart of that organization existing in this continuity.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Not quite as repugnant as their earth-616 counterparts, though they're still pretty unpleasant.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: The 616 Fenris twins are mercenaries rather than a Corrupt Corporate Executive duo and aren't even really very good at their work, consistently screwing up their every endeavor. These incarnations of Fenris are much more manipulative, bankrolling quite a few villains who on Earth-616 are much more powerful and important than them.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Despite the UXM universe predating this trope, a hint of it can be seen here. Unlike the 616 Fenris twins who claim the Fenris codename proudly, in this universe Fenris is the name of the company the twins run and they are only referred to by their real names.
  • Coordinated Clothes: To further sell their Creepy Twins nature, both of them dress exactly alike.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Both of them run Fenris Industries, and they're not above sending people to kidnap mutants they have interests in.
  • Creepy Twins: They look, act and dress alike. The incest doesn't help.
  • Doesn't Like Being Touched: Andreas loses his temper when Rogue uses her powers on them, smashing up a table while screaming that only Andrea is allowed to touch him.
  • Karma Houdini: The first time around, they don't suffer any real punishment for sending Gambit to abduct Rogue.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: ... but later on their luck runs out. Keep reading for the specifics.
  • Killed Off for Real: Bishop decided to Shoot the Hostage Taker and killed them both in Ultimate X-Men #87.
  • Lighter and Softer: Whatever else can be said about them, neither of these Fenris twins are Neo-Nazis. They still practice Twincest here, but a later adaptation of them in X Men 92 would do away with this bit of Squick as well.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To an eyebrow-raising number of UXM villains. Gambit (in his origins as a villain here), Black Tom Cassidy (who is mentioned but never seen, making him The Ghost), Bolivar Trask and Stryfe all get their mileage and funding from these two. They also try to recruit Rogue, though without success.
  • Tag Team Twins: They always fight together.
  • Twincest: Despite their Neo-Nazi affiliations being scrapped, these Fenris twins still engage in this.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Like their mainstream incarnations they have the power to fire Hand Blasts when they are in physical contact (usually holding hands). They can also generate Shock and Awe, an additional perk their 616 counterparts have never exhibited.

    Mojo Adams 

Mojo Adams

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #54 (2005)


A corrupt Genoshan media mogul who has condemned Genoshan mutants abducted to his island and put through a death gauntlet as entertainment for his countrymen. After his "Hunt for Justice" show is shut down by the X-Men, he takes the fight to them by hiring Deadpool and the Reavers to abduct Professor X, Spider-Man and the other X-Men back to his island.
  • Adaptation Species Change: He's an extradimensional creature in the classic Marvel Universe, but an ordinary human here.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Like Arcade below, he's made less Laughing Mad compared to his 616 counterpart and has a more toned down personality in general, though it makes the darker parts of his personality more menacing when he does reveal them.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He has none of 616 Mojo's sorcerous powers, nor is he any kind of Dimension Lord.
  • Bad Boss: Much like his 616 counterpart. When his show goes offline, he threatens to air the home address of his loyal Number Two Major Domo if he doesn't take care of it quickly enough.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In his second and final appearance he kidnaps Professor X. This does not end well for him.
  • Deadly Game: "Hunt for Justice", in which condemned Genoshan prisoners are put through a stock The Running Man-style death gauntlet.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When he has Archangel captured and the young man is weakly pleading for his life, Mojo allows him to speak rather than having him gagged, saying "He deserves to have the last word."
  • Evil Albino: Made implicit by his status as a white-skinned Genoshan national.
  • Fantastic Racism: Despite his mercy to Archangel above, he generally has this attitude, referring to mutants as "animals" and calling Longshot an "it" rather than acknowledge him as a person.
  • Fat Bastard: Much like the Kingpin he is an incredibly huge person, but at least some of it is muscle.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: The first time the X-Men face him, he gets away with little more punishment than being roughed around a little. The second time around, he makes the mistake of Bullying A Dragon in the form of Professor X, and while the exact nature of the Mind Rape he gets put through is not specified, Chuck seems confident that Mojo will not be a threat to him or his students again.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Played with, as unlike the mainstream Mojo he has no powers and is not by any means a Badass Normal, but he is a big man who can mix it up to a limited degree. He manages to grab the (lightweight and hollow-boned) Longshot and is having the upper hand of the encounter before Dazzler drops a pair of studio lights on him.
  • Shout-Out: His last name is a shout out to one of his creators, Arthur Adams.

    Arcade 

Arcade

Webber Torque

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #55 (2005)


A gaming prodigy turned gun-for-hire who turned to Fantastic Racism after Magneto killed his sister. He is hired by Mojo to hunt down and kill the alleged mutant murderer Longshot.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While the classic Arcade is Laughing Mad, this Arcade is grim and dour, with the closest he gets to his 616 counterpart being a shared fondness for Evil Gloating.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: While the classic Arcade is a stock For the Evulz type, this version is given a Cynicism Catalyst to explain his hatred for mutants.
  • Adaptational Badass: While the classic Arcade is a Non-Action Big Bad with no powers or abilities, this version is a fit and deadly Badass Normal.
  • Challenge Gamer: So much so that he started traveling the world seeking "more immersive gaming experiences" until he became a Badass Normal.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Combines this seamlessly with Crazy-Prepared and Flaw Exploitation, resulting in a foe so dangerous he takes down three X-Men singlehandedly.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Played with, as like classic Arcade he is already a millionaire with no monetary need for his villainy, but unlike classic Arcade he has a motivation beyond For the Evulz.
  • Didn't See That Coming: The only reason he was defeated was because of Longshot's probability manipulating power causing his gun to explode.
  • Evil Gloating: He exposits to each X-Man about the device he used to take them down.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like his employer Mojo, he doesn't think much of mutants and refers to them as "animals". Unlike Mojo, he has a...
  • Freudian Excuse: Magneto killed his little sister when he blew up the Brooklyn Bridge during the Ultimate War story. Arcade would just as soon take it out on Magneto personally, but with the latter locked away for life (at the time), he takes it out on other mutants instead.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's clever and knows how to think on his feet, quickly disabling each X-Man through Flaw Exploitation strategies (using a sonic device on Chrome Champion Colossus, taking advantage of Nightcrawler's predictable teleport patterns, etc).
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Wears a big pair of military style goggles on his head that he never actually gets around to using. Presumably they're night vision goggles.
  • Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress: And he teaches Nightcrawler just how cruel by having a knife ready for him to teleport into after figuring out the pattern to his Teleport Spam attacks.
  • Psycho for Hire: Not as psycho as the mainstream Arcade, but he still counts as this. Major Domo even calls him a "heavily armed psychopath".
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He appears in exactly two issues and is never seen or heard from again.

    Deadpool 

Deadpool

Sgt. Wadey Wilson

Debut: Ultimate Spider-Man #91 (2006)


A Fantastic Racist Psycho for Hire who is hired by Mojo to deal with the X-Men after Arcade's defeat. He leads the Reavers, a band of Psycho For Hire cyborgs.

See the Ultimate Spider-Man Characters page for tropes on him.


    Shadow King 

Shadow King

Amahl Farouk

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #81 (2007)


Formerly an Egyptian thief and Storm's teenage lover, Amahl Farouk's life as he knew it ended when he betrayed Ororo. But while his body died, his astral essence lived on in an immaterial plane called the Mindscape, and after encountering that plane's dark denizens he was reborn as the Shadow King.
  • Accidental Murder: Storm claims that her murder of Farouk was an accident and that her powers went out of control. Later, when Farouk and Storm finally have their reunion she admits that she was angry with him due to Your Cheating Heart, but still wasn't trying to kill him.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: The 616 Shadow King is much more eldritch, even if his more fantastical claims may not be true. This Farouk has no pretensions of being any kind of Ancient Evil and never presents himself as more than what he is. And while he's not quite an Adaptational Nice Guy, he's much less evil than 616 Farouk.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: 616 Shadow King's relationship with Storm is purely a one-way thing and usually no more than I Have You Now, My Pretty. This Farouk truly was Storm's lover, and she did repicrocate his feelings, to the point of even seeing Wolverine as a Replacement Goldfish for him.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Played completely straight, as not only is his power level toned way down from the 616 Shadow King, but so is his menace. He goes from an ambiguously Ancient Evil to a Vengeful Ghost.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: He's completely invulnerable until Ororo admits she found out about his cheating, causing him to revert to his Amahl Farouk form in remorse. She then blasts him while he's vulnerable.
  • The Cameo: Classic X-Men evil alien race the Brood appear as the dark denizens of the Mindscape plane that Amahl Farouk traveled to after his death.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Storm straight-up murdered the guy, and unlike 616 Shadow King he never did anything horrible to her, all he did was sleep around on her with another girl (a Jerkass thing to do, but hardly worthy of death). But she's treated as being in the right the whole time, even after she kills Farouk again, fully intending to the second time.
  • Driven to Villainy: If Ororo hadn't killed him, however accidentally, this version of Amahl Farouk would probably never have become the Shadow King. He was a petty thief and couldn't keep his junk between his legs, but other than that he wasn't very evil. Further still, a later issue in the normal timeline had the Shadow King imply that he is a unique being that exists across multiple dimensions. If he was telling the truth, then this Amahl was literally driven into villainy by an Eldritch Abomination he could scarcely even comprehend.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: As Amahl Farouk, he was just a nobody thief. As the Shadow King, he's a nightmare in the truest sense of the word.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: He's literally a gender-flipped Disposable Woman, being Storm's ex-lover that she has to bury (both emotionally and literally) to move past and become a stronger character, in classic fridging tradition. Deeply ironic, considering what a loathsome villain his 616 counterpart is.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: He's a psychic ghost existing on an astral plane called the "Mindscape". He's not immortal, though, as Storm is able to strike him with lightning again and seemingly kill him for good.
  • Psychic Powers: He was a telepath as Amahl Farouk, and apparently was strong enough of one to survive his physical body's death.
  • Redemption Equals Death: An ironic case, as Storm confronting him with his infidelity caused him to revert to his original Amahl Farouk self out of guilt. But rather than reconciling with him, Storm took advantage of the moment of vulnerability to remorselessly blast him a second time. Despite this, Farouk swears with his last words he never meant to hurt her.
  • Uncertain Doom: Being an astral being, the Shadow King could have theoretically survived Storm's lightning blast, as his 616 counterpart has repeatedly survived much more seemingly final "deaths". But it was treated as a case of Killed Off for Real, and he never appeared again.
  • Vengeful Ghost: He wants revenge on Storm for betraying him.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He appeared in just three issues.
  • Your Cheating Heart: His relationship with Ororo soured because he was two-timing on her with another member of their thief gang.

    Stryfe 

Stryfe

No Name Given

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #84 (2007)


A manipulative mutant anarchist who seeks to further fan the flames of hatred between mutants and humans.
  • Adaptational Wimp: The original Stryfe is an omega-level psychic and among the most dangerous mutants the X-Men have ever faced. This Stryfe isn't nearly as strong and is a Dirty Coward to boot.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a little white soul patch and is a villain through and through.
  • Dirty Coward: So much so that he keeps a mutant teleporter by his side constantly and has the boy port them out instantly whenever the trouble he instigates comes back to his doorstep.
  • For the Evulz: With the revelation by Psylocke that he doesn't care about mutants right and is just putting on a show, one is left with the inescapable conclusion that Stryfe is race-baiting and stoking hatred for two very simple reasons: he's good at it, and he likes it.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite being one of the more loathsome UXM villains, he is spared from being Killed Off for Real like the majority of them were.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Like the 616 Stryfe, he's a master at manipulating dispossessed mutants into believing he cares about mutant rights when in truth he couldn't give a crap less.
  • Only in It for the Money: It's ultimately revealed that he's being paid by Fenris to enflame tensions between mutants and humans.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: He hits the scene during a period when Professor X is believed dead and uses that power vacuum to galvanize the leaderless mutant community towards his own group.
  • Psychic Powers: Like the regular Stryfe, only much weaker. He's only able to use them for the following:
    • Hate Plague: The primary application of his psychic powers, usually used in conjunction with rabble-rousing ranting.
    • Psychic Block Defense: The second time he faces Psylocke he is able to block her from reading his mind, claiming that he's "got defenses for your kind". They're not very strong defenses, though, as Psylocke quickly finds a "crack" and gets in.
    • Telepathy: He's a telepath like the 616 Stryfe, but doesn't seem able to do anything more than communicate with his followers telepathically.
  • Sinister Minister: Aesthetically rather than literally so, as he's depicted as more of a mutant cult leader kind of figure rather than the ridiculous armor-clad 616 Stryfe.
  • The Sociopath: Practically pronounced as one by Psylocke after she reads his mind and finds out he doesn't care about mutants rights nearly as much as he pretends he does, or at all really.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: The original Stryfe is a clone of classic '90s Anti-Hero Cable, while this Stryfe is a naturally born mutant who has no connection to Cable at all (and a good thing too, seeing as how the Ultimates incarnation of Cable is actually a future version of Wolverine).
  • We Have Reserves: When Sentinels show up to shut down his rabble rousing he orders his followers to fight them while quietly hightailing it out of there. Afterward, he shrugs off the losses and fires up his followers by blaming a traitor in the MLF's midst.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and as black a heart as they come.

    Magda Lensherr 

Magda Lensherr

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Eyes up, kids, or you're grounded!
AKA: The Witch
Debut: Ultimates 3 #2 (2008)

A freelance secret agent who engaged in romantic affairs with Magneto and Wolverine, eventually serving as the mother of their children: Jimmy Hudson, Pietro Lensherr, and Wanda Lensherr.


  • Action Mom: The only time that Pietro and Jimmy met her, she fired at them to break their fight.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the prime earth, she's just an ordinary human being, who eventually died in childbirth. Here's she's a resourceful spy.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: She's a murderous freelance agent/mercenary but she genuinely wants for her children to have safe and normal lives, and asked Wolverine to give up their son, Jimmy, to a human couple so that he would not grow up to be like either of his birth parents.
  • False Friend: She never loved Magneto, it was always a spy work on him. She did love Wolverine, and engaged in passionate sex with him after finding him in the Wundagore Mountains, despite her relation with Magneto.
  • Living MacGuffin: Magda stole a sample of Mothervine, a drug that ensured pregnant mothers would birth mutant children that could be programmed and weaponized, and injected herself with it.
  • Spy Catsuit: She wears a red one.

    William Stryker, Junior 

William Stryker, Junior

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #98 (2009)

A happily married man from New York, who's wife and child were killed in the Ultimatum wave. Distraught, he blamed Mutantkind, and began his own private war against them, starting with the X-Men.


    Magician 

Elliot Boggs

AKA: Magician
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #66 (2006)

After awakening as a mutant and accidentally killing his parents, Elliot soon finds himself hunted by Nick Fury. He winds up in the hands of Charles Xavier, then quickly becomes an X-Man and star player.

  • The Ace: He quickly gains fame and attention for his skill, being able to effortlessly defeat everyone around him.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Of the X-Men, by his own admission.
  • Black Hole Sue: An in-universe, albeit deconstructed example. He's beloved by everyone around him, becomes an X-Men almost immediately after being introduced, wins Kitty's heart, and becomes a major focus of the story for two arcs. The problem is that he's (albeit unknowingly) rewriting reality to do so, effectively mind-controlling people into loving him, and it's not because of any character traits. And once people find out about his trick, they turn on him.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Originally thought to be the case, given how he seemed to have a myriad of powers, including Hand Blasts, gravity control, and whatever is convenient for the plot. It turns out that his actual power that he's a Reality Warper.
  • Cursed with Awesome: His power give him whatever he wants, but he suffers from Power Incontinence and can't stop it from brainwashing others into loving him. He ultimately ends up leaving the team to spare them.
  • Fake Memories: Turns out he never actually killed his parents. His powers just made him think he did, and created the first Nick Fury scenario, just so he'd have an excuse to go to the Xavier Institute and not worry about what he might be leaving behind.
  • Faking the Dead: In his final issue, he fakes his death at the hands of Wolverine in order to slip away from society and hide away from the world.
  • Story-Breaker Power: As proven by his final issue, his powers make him stronger than all the X-Men (including Professor X and a Phoenix Force-infused Jean), and his popularity was making the X-Men beloved by humans. He ends up taking himself out of the story and isolating himself from the world, never to be seen again.

    Layla Miller 

Layla Miller

Debut: Ultimate Mystery

A woman of sinister morals. Introduced working as part of Roxxon's Brain Trust, she also has other, far more dangerous allegiances.

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: 616 Layla's power is reviving the dead without their souls. This Layla is never demonstrated to have that power.
  • Adaptational Villainy: 616 Layla is capable of very dodgy dealing, lying, manipulating, understudying for Doctor Doom, but is a (relatively) good person at the end of things. This version willingly works for Roxxon in trying to dissect teenagers, and later is working to revive Apocalypse.
  • Age Lift: 616 Layla starts off a teenager who, thanks to getting stranded in a Bad Future, became a young adult. This version is introduced as a young adult.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: In Nick Spencer's run, she works with Nathaniel Essex.


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