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A team composed of special individuals with superpowers led by Charles Xavier. Their actions lead to SHIELD forming The Ultimates.
  • Ambiguous Ending: 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 is definitely saying something. We have two powerful telepaths who can both read other people's thoughts and even influence them, an unstoppable killing machine, and a love triangle between one of those telepathy, the killing machine and the team leader. And that's just for starting...
  • 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: Of all the Ultimate comics, Ultimatum hits the X-Men the hardest. First, it killed the most important characters in the X-Men mythos: Xavier, Magneto, Wolverine and Cyclops. But not just them: the body count also includes Nightcrawler, Angel, Beast, Blob, Cannonball, Dazzler, Detonator, Forge, Emma Frost, Hard Drive, Juggernaut, Longshot, Multiple Man, Polaris, Sun Spot, Syndicate. And outside of that story and in the longer X-Men run, we also saw the deaths of Andrea & Andreas, Apocalypse, Gambit, Proteus, Sebastian Shaw. And Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch died in the pages of The Ultimates. Interestingly, Jean Grey, who is often associated with death in comic books, was among the few that stayed alive to the very end.
  • Revisiting the Roots: When the X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, mutations were caused by the lingering radiation released by the atomic bombs. Meaning, they were just a modern phenomenon. Later comics would ignore this and made mutants retroactively available at any time period, even ancient Egypt. With the retcon that mutations are caused by nanobots that rewrite DNA, Ultimate X-Men returned mutants to the modern-day only.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Starting off, the only gals on the team are Jean and Ororo. Obviously averted after Kitty and Rogue come along.
  • 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, but 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)
One of the first prominent mutants. Initially, he worked side by side with Magneto, but when Magneto grew into a mutant supremacist he left and opposed him. He has formed the X-Men, a team of mutants that try to achieve pacific human-mutant coexistence.
  • Abusive Parents: He was emotionally distant to David who desperately needed him. He never even said goodbye to his son when he left.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Xavier himself is a hero in both universes. However, 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 as he sees fit, on top of being 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. He and Magneto made a power-enhancing drug from Wolverine's DNA, although they later tried to destroy it.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Xavier has no qualms about using his powers to pursue his plans, but when he actually does and when his didn't is sometimes left ambiguous, for either the characters or the reader according to circumstances. For example, he openly uses his powers when Cyclops is about to leave the team and join the Brotherhood, and when he discovered that Iceman outed the X-Men's secrets to impress a girl. In another case, David claimed that Storm only loved Beast because Xavier influenced him to do so, so that he is happy and stays on the team, but it was eventually revealed that he was not involved in that.
  • Amicable Exes: Gets on far better with Moira MacTaggert after divorcing her than he ever did while they were married.
  • Bald of Awesome: This is a trademark aspect of Charles Xavier, so of course it happens. For example, 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. He was being financed by the Hellfire Club
  • The Chessmaster: Part of the events of the first two arcs seemed to be planned by Charles. This allowed him to stop the Sentinel program, get in good relations with the White House, get Magneto out of the picture, change the SHIELD leadership to another one less hostile to mutants and close the Weapon X program.
  • 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: He was quite The Casanova in the past, and had several love relations that ended on bad terms, such as Moira, Emma Frost and Mystique. Defied Trope in the case of Jean Grey, as he secretly likes her but realizes that's wrong and does not do anything about it.
  • 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.
  • Heroic BSoD: He has one after the death of David. He wonders how he can lead humanity and mutants when he failed as a father. Is able to overcome it when an amnesiac Erik Lensherr reveals he supports Xavier.
  • 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 Has a Point: During the "Ultimate Clone Saga", he refuses to erase May Parker's memories of learning Peter's secret identity, something Kitty gets angry about. Jean asks him if perhaps Kitty was right, but the cute moment of May and Peter confirms that Xavier did the right thing.
  • Killed Off for Real: In Ultimatum, Magneto breaks his neck.
  • Mind over Matter: He has telekinesis strong enough to rip a limousine in half, when he feels like using it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He had a chance to kill Magneto at the end of the first arc, and it would have been completely justified. But he didn't, and erased his memories instead to try to rehabilitate him. It does not work. The Brotherhood discovers this, restores Magneto to his usual self, and he restarts his campaign of terror.
  • 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. His son developed reality-warping powers, and one day escaped and started a killing spree.
  • Related in the Adaptation: While Charles always has an attraction to Moira in the traditional Marvel Universe, they never got married. Here, they are divorced.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: He had a negative habit of engaging in romance with his students, notably Mystique and Emma Frost.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Even if more pragmatic than the original, this rule is still firmly in place. Even in the cases of Magneto and his son, he avoided killing no matter what.
  • Unable to Cry: He is ashamed that he cannot cry at his own son's funeral.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He has no relation at all with Juggernaut. He's simply just another mutant.
  • 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. His mutant power is to fire blasts from his eyes, but can not control his power and must wear special glasses at all times. He has a Love Triangle with Jean Grey and 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.
  • Eye Beams: As expected of a version of Cyclops, this is his Mutant power.
  • Good Is Not Soft: 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.
  • The Lost Lenore: Both Wolverine and Cyclops die in Ultimatum which devastates the surviving Jean.
  • Love Triangle: The Wolverine-Jean-Cyclops triangle is a staple of the X-Men franchise, so of course it would be used here.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He didn't agree with Xavier's ways, and is outraged when Beast is nearly killed by human militiamen fighting the Brotherhood, so he leaves the X-Men and joins the Brotherhood. But he's still a good guy, and the Brotherhood are terrorists. Even with Magneto treating him with kid's gloves (having Cyclops there was a huge moral reward in his feud with Xavier), he has higher conflicts with his new teammates, and Magneto doesn't hide his true colors forever.
  • 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.
  • Opt Out: 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."
A mutant with psychic and telekinetic powers. She could become Phoenix and have even greater power.
  • Adaptational Badass: The Phoenix is a top-tier cosmic entity in Marvel, but here it's got a few extra powers, like being able to actually resurrect the dead, and rewrite reality.
  • 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 ends up sleeping with him soon after. However, he revealed his secret reasons for joining the team at that moment, and she never forgave him for that.
  • All Men Are Perverts: As a telepath, she's used to the reaction she causes in men: everybody, even nice guys like Nightcrawler and Spider-Man, first imagines her naked or in underwearnote .
  • Ambiguous Situation: What is the Phoenix? Some kind of cosmic force? Just a mental disorder of Jean? It's the first.
  • Atrocious Alias: Much snark is laid at her nom de guerre of Marvel Girl. Much of it, as seen by the quote up above, from Jean herself.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: When fully Phoenix-ed up.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit, as seen on the right, shows off her stomach
  • Breast Expansion: She already was pretty curvaceous, and the exact extent of her figure is admittedly Depending on the Artist, but she mentions in issue #48 to have grown at least two bra-sizes since somepoint after issue #1 where she went by Marvel Girl.
  • 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.
  • Drunk with Power: Jean becomes evil after becoming the Mistress of Tian, to the point she tried to start of civil war between mutants in a bid for total domination.
  • Dye or Die: After Ultimatum, she dyes her hair black and takes the name "Karen Grant" to hide out in a now totally Mutant-hostile world.
  • 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.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: One of her usual tricks is to conceal her presence from others around, or to make them think she's someone else. This trick was in fact her first introduction.
  • Love Father, Love Son: She hooked up with Jimmy Hudson, Wolverine's son, when he was affiliated with the mutants of Tian.
  • Love Triangle: The Wolverine-Jean-Cyclops triangle is a staple of the X-Men franchise, so of course it would be used here.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Spider-Man meets Jean Grey and she compliments him on being one of the first guys who, upon waking, hasn't pictured her naked. She then has to revise her statement, as mentioning it causes Spider-Man to start thinking and not stop. What follows is seven panels of awkwardness as Spider-Man tries to stop thinking of her naked.
  • Official Couple: Her and Cyclops, Wolverine-related complications aside.
  • Power Incontinence: Before the Professor brought her to his school, Jean's telepathy was so out of control she was institutionalized.
  • Properly Paranoid: While in hiding as "Karen Grant", she goes to great lengths to avoid having her photo taken and posted in internet, a fear that proves valid when the day after her birthday, Mystique and Sabretooth use a photo of her to track her down.
  • 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.
  • Wreathed in Flames: As the Phoenix.

    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. Of course, once he gets famous and respected they're totally eager to reconcile...
  • Dating Service Disaster: He got into an online chat with what he thinks is a girl, but is actually Blob, which clues in the Brotherhood that Magneto is alive, leading to the events of Ultimate War, which sends the X-Men on the run and results in the deaths of several hundred people when the Brotherhood blows up the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Death Is Cheap: 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: He's smart and tech-savvy as they come, and also have great fighting powers.
  • Killed Off for Real: After several near misses, he's finally offed in the opening issue of Ultimatum.
  • Sad Clown: Known for glib humor, which he uses to mask his endless depression over his horrible life.
  • Social Media Before Reason: In the first issue of "New Mutants", Hank, having learned jack-squat, goes on an internet chat room to tell everyone about the Mutant with angel wings living at the mansion. Cut to two different mobs on the front lawn, one pro-Mutant, one anti-Mutant and both wanting to see the angel. Hank refuses to see how this is his fault.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Life was horrible to poor Beast from start to finish. Tormented and bullied by his parents and peers for being a mutant throughout his youth, nearly killed on his first big mission with the X-Men, captured and experimented on by Weapon X, struggles with insecurity over how Xavier may have mind-controlled Storm into loving him, nearly gets killed again, gets suckered by the Brotherhood into revealing Magneto's survival in an effort to find love on a dating site, and is eventually killed off in a mass flood.
  • 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 forced to work for The Mafiya, until he was rescued by the X-Men. He became a close friend of Wolverine after they escaped from Weapon X. He also became friends with Nightcrawler, but their friendship took a hit when he came out of the closet. He became the leader of Utopia when Kitty Pryde stepped down from it.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: He started as a closeted gay, but came out of it and started a relation with Northstar.
  • 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.
  • Chrome Champion: His powers have him coated in metal.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Like regular Colossus, but with the interesting twist that he especially goes out of his way to protect and defend other gay mutants. When Sinister shoots Northstar he stays at his bed all night (and flirts with him in the morning) and in the Genosha arc he immediately steps up to act as bodyguard to Longshot, who picks up on his orientation and uses it to subtly manipulate him.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His primary costume color is black, unlike regular Colossus who believes Red Is Heroic.
  • 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: He was a close friend of Nightcrawler, but Kurt reacted very badly when he came out of the closet. Even if Colossus clarified that he was not attracted to him, Nightcrawler turned into a homophobe for a time, which took a huge toll on their friendship.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a hero like his mainstream counterpart, but he's generally more comfortable with violence and more willing to kill than 616 Colossus.
  • Heroic Willpower: At one point, he manages to stand up while Magneto tries to pin him down with his magnetism. The effort clearly leaves him in agonizing pain but he manages to land a few good blows nonetheless.
  • Logical Weakness: Despite turning into metal, his eyes are still vulnerable to a sharp Eye Poke, as Sam Wilson reveals. Because if they were made of metal, how would he be able to see?
  • The Mafiya: Colossus was forced to work for them, as they had his brothers hostage. Even more, they had a Leonine Contract forcing him to work. The X-Men rescued him, and when the Mafia wanted him back, Wolverine shows up to say that it's a good moment to "renegotiate the contract".
  • Manly Gay: Being gay doesn't reduce this Colossus's manliness one single iota.
  • Sour Supporter: Though he respects Charles Xavier's ideals of peace, he finds his aversion to killing opponents reckless and dangerous, and he's not terribly fond of the whole "hated and feared" thing either. This was elaborated upon after he saved the team by killing Xavier rogue mutant son, Legion.
  • 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.
  • With a Foot on the Bus: He left the team in disgust and returned to Russia when Xavier informed him that Magneto was alive, but returned to fight Proteus in the same arc.
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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 Morocco with the ability to manipulate the weather.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Born in New York, spent her childhood in Egypt and her teenage years in Kenya in 616 but hails from Morocco in this continuity.
  • 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.
  • Combat Stilettos: Who needs lightning bolts when she's got a solid pair of boots on her?
  • Deadpan Snarker: Particularly during Miller's run (as with most of the team).
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Life wasn't exactly great for Ororo after the original UXM series ended. After the assassination of Cyclops she was arrested and sent to a series of mutant concentration camps where she abused and experimented on. Despite this, she stood up for the other inmates and led a rebellion. Unfortunately, she was then recaptured and sent to another concentration camp, where her spirit was very nearly broken.. until she heard of a new mutant revolution led by Kitty Pryde, which she joined and in joining finally got the happy ending she long since earned.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Since this Storm didn't spend her childhood in Africa training to use her powers, she isn't as in control of them early on. Fortunately for the team, she's a quick learner.
  • Mythology Gag: When Hank dies she changes her outfit and cuts her hair into a mohawk, referencing the punk period the original Storm went through during the eighties.
  • Official Couple: Between her and Beast, of all people. Proteus suggested Beast that this was just the result of Xavier messing with Storm to keep him around. Beast suspected that he might be right; but they find out later that she loves him for real, and Xavier was not messing with them.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Her crippling claustrophobia is absent. Also, as she's reimagined as a regular city girl, she has never lived in Africa deluding herself about being a climate goddess, and as a result she does not make Innocent Fanservice Girl scenes.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Averted, as she lacks her 616 counterpart's resistance to lightning (and probably other weather phenomena). When she struck Deathstrike with a thunderbolt, Yuriko grabs her and the current jolted through them both.
  • 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 stockings. 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.
  • An Ice Person: It's right there in his name.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest member of the starting line-up, and it shows.
  • Barrier Warrior: A large part of utility to the X-Men in fights is his ability to throw up large ice walls on cue, though in time that's revealed to only be the start of what he can do.
  • 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.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While Bobby is no world-breaking intellect, when he is motivated he can do a lot of damage with those ice powers. We're talking "cover an entire city in a glacier in seconds" damage here.
  • 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 Kirkman's run, that the Bobby of Cable's time is a legendary figure, with far greater power than he's presently capable of.
  • Oh, Crap!: Being the team's youngest member (until Rogue and Shadowcat joined), he was somewhat prone to panicking early on, especially when he first saw the Sentinels and when he thought Cyclops had been shot dead.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Like his 616 counterpart, he's friends with Johnny Storm/Human Torch. No points for guessing who's the red oni and who's the blue oni.
  • Signature Headgear: A handy rule of thumb when trying to tell if any given Iceman is regular Iceman or this one: is he wearing a durag? If he's wearing a durag, he's Ultimates Iceman.
  • 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. He is in a Love Triangle with Jean and 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 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 couldn't bring himself to leave Scott for dead.
  • Age Lift: His age is lowered a few decades. Mainstream Logan was born in the 1880s. 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.
  • 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Exploited by Bruce Banner as Wolverine explicitly wants to kill the Hulk. Bruce jumps out of an airplane and forces Wolverine to choose saving the Hulk or killing Bruce Banner.
  • 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.
  • Freudian Excuse: Marvel Girl and others come to recognize that it's not surprising that Wolverine is as cynical and violent as he is after the torture and exploitation he endured in Weapon X.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Early on, he's seen smoking cigars (before Marvel editorial made it a mandate that characters couldn't smoke). That he's doing so indoors is meant to show he's still a selfish asshole.
  • 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.
    • When Wolverine was decapitated, his head started getting oxygen through his skin, enough that he was able to stay conscious and even talk. When his head was placed in a vacuum, his brain shut off entirely to avoid permanent damage. This caused Nick Fury to theorize that Wolverine's mutation isn't based around healing his wounds but rather adapting and surviving even the worst injuries and situations.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: During his fight with Ultimate Hulk, he gets ripped in half. It doesn't kill him, and Logan has to crawl up a mountain to reattach his body parts.
  • 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.
  • Heel Realization: By the end of Millar's run, Wolverine realizes that he's a terrible person and is surprised when Cyclops apologizes to him.
  • 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.
  • Long-Lost Relative: After his death in Ultimatum we met Jimmy Hudson, Wolverine's son. Yes, Wolverine knew about him, but the reason he never mentioned him was because he gave him to the Hudsons at birth to Give Him a Normal Life.
  • The Lost Lenore: Both Wolverine and Cyclops die in Ultimatum which devastated the surviving Jean.
  • Love Triangle: The Wolverine-Jean-Cyclops triangle is a staple of the X-Men franchise, so of course it would be used here.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Wolverine met Magda and had sex with her, which angered her husband, Magneto. He simply threw him out of the window and to fall from a mountain. Many years later Wolverine joined the Brotherhood, with Magneto ignoring that Wolverine was Magda's lover. Wolverine was shocked to see Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (specially the last, as she looked so similar to her mother and even used a similar costume), and wondered if they may be his children. As of Ultimate Wolverine, it turned out that they did had a child, but it was not the twins, it was Jimmy Hudson.
  • 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.
  • Really 700 Years Old: 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.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Was completely burnt to a crisp and atomized by Magneto, with absolutely no chance of healing.
  • 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.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: When he first appears, the X-Men save him from being recaptured (and used as a human stress-ball) by Weapon X. Doesn't stop Logan from insulting them the whole time.

    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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Death Is Cheap: 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.
  • Horrifying Hero: For the same reasons as regular Nightcrawler, only with the addition that not only does Kurt look like a devil, he also breaths out smoke whenever he teleports, making him look even more sinister.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies in the opening issue of 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: Mutants have a big problem being accepted by regular humans as is, but Nightcrawler had it worse. For starters, his monstrous (and permanent) look makes such a thing a lot more difficult than for those who look human, or those who can turn their inhuman look on and off (like Colossus and Iceman). Add to that being tortured by years at the Weapon X base. He's finally out, but in the X-Men he's Alone Among the Couples. In the end, he goes nuts.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: For a time he quit the X-Men and joined the Morlocks.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Everybody in the X-Men had a couple, except Nightcrawler and Dazzler. But no, that doesn't mean she will hook up with him. So he kidnaps her and teleports her to a cave, under the pretense that the mansion is under attack. But he had no plan for Xavier and Jean's psy powers, which ruined the plan.
  • 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 makes amends for his behavior and apologized to Piotr for his behavior towards him.

    Rogue 

Rogue

Marian Carlyle

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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.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Has absolutely no connection to Mystique or Nightcrawler this time around (beyond being Kurt's teammate).
  • Adaptational Wimp: Never gains Ms Marvel's Flying Brick powers (since Carol Danvers never becomes Ms Marvel to begin with).
  • Ambiguous Disorder: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Love Triangle: Between her, Iceman and Kitty Pryde.
  • Not His Sled: She started with her basic natural powers, just power and life absorption. Did you expect that at some later point she would permanently absorb the Flying Brick powers of Ms. Marvel, or some similar character? Nope. That did happen... but with Gambit
  • Nude Nature Dance: She lives in complete harmony with the sentient jungle of Utopia. She does this in her underwear, not actually naked.
  • Sour Supporter: She's not exactly fond of being with the X-Men, which given what she goes through...
  • 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

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Iron Fist? Who is that?
AKA: Colonel Betsy Braddock, Kwannon
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #17 (2002)

  • Grand Theft Me: She was apparently killed by Colossus when he killed Proteus. It was eventually revealed she'd body-jumped into a young Asian woman named Kwannon.
  • Killed Off for Real: She dies in the Ultimatum tie-in 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)

  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Despite being an insecure teenager, she manages to become a revolutionary leader and national hero in the Divided We Fall arc, uniting mutantkind, helping build them a new homeland, and destroys the Nimrod invasion attacking America.
  • Ascended Fanboy: She was one of Spider-Man even before they started dating. Jean Grey even noted that she had a poster of him in her room.
  • Breakout Character: She became of the most rounded and well received characters of the post-Ultimatum X-Men, to the point that she was transferred to the All-New Ultimates when the X-Men comic ended.
  • 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: Thanks to intense personal training, she can utilize her powers in ways the regular Kitty never has, including making herself super-dense and giving her superhuman strength.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: She's nowhere near as computer savvy as the mainstream Kitty.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Same as with Storm, the metric ton of lesbian subtext that regular Kitty's had isn't a thing for her Ultimate incarnation, who is strictly into guys.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • From Zero to Hero: 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 her entire Universe.
  • 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.
  • Intangibility: This is her main super power.
  • In the Hood: As the Shroud she wears a hooded cloak.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Youthful Freckles: Drawn with them initially. They soon disappear.

    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.
  • Adaptational Wimp: 616 Angel has largely been on the creep end of mutant Power Creep, Power Seep, acquiring a respectable list of Combo Platter Powers including healing blood and the ever-handy Healing Factor. This Angel has none of those perks, instead being just a vanilla flying mutant like the character was originally. He's also a junior member of the X-Men, unlike 616 Angel who was part of the first class.
  • Beta Couple: With Dazzler, to prove that not All Girls Want Bad Boys.
  • Bird People: Under the effects of the power-enhancing drug Banshee his mutation became more overtly avian, transforming him into a taloned eagle-man.
  • 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.
  • Death Is Cheap: 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. Jean resurrects him during it... and he proceeds to get killed again, and that one sticks.
  • Humble Hero: With hundreds of people idolizing him for his angelic appearance Warren could have very easily developed A God Am I complex, but he remained down to earth and calmly explained to his idolizers that he wasn't in any way divine and was just a mutant like any other.
  • 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.
  • Parental Neglect: His parents refused to deal with their son having massive angel-wings, and left him at a ranch of theirs. Eventually became outright Parental Abandonment when they signed custody of him over to Xavier.
  • 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.
  • Revenge Before Reason: His love Dazzler dies during the Ultimatum wave. Despite having no power better than wings and flight, he decided to charge straight to Magneto's headquarters, which gets him shredded.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Often goes without a shirt. In fairness, it's hard to find anything that fits with the wings taking up all that space.
  • 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

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Charles Xavier: Ah, these minstrels will soothe my jangled nerves. Dazzler: I'd just like to say this comic sucks! One, two, three, four! "We're sick of your treason, sick of your lies. Fuck no, we won't listen, we're gonna open your eyes! Frustration, domination, feel the rage of a new generation! We're living, we're dying! We're never ever gonna stop, stop trying! Stop trying! Stop trying! Stop trying!" Go to hell, you old bastard!
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.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Dazzler is reimagined as an openly-rebellious Lady Swears a Lot. And rather than bing a stage singer of Disco music, she plays Punk Rock.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Gender Inverted example, as Dazzler is a bad girl and the polite Angel fell in love with her.
  • 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.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She flirts with Colossus at one point, but as he's gay, it goes nowhere.
  • 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 an angry and rebellious punk-rocker and hates authority with a passion, so yes, she'll use foul words constantly.
  • The Quincy Punk: Before the X-Men found her, she was the leader of a Punk Rock band. And she kept her "Fuck the authority" attitude while in the team, much to the dismay of Xavier.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: While she does join the X-Men, she was initially a member of the Academy of Tomorrow, the Ultimate Marvel equivalent of the New Mutants.
  • 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.

    Cable 

Cable

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AKA: Wolverine
A mutant freedom fighter from a Bad Future who travels back to the present day to Set Right What Once Went Wrong.
  • Artificial Limbs: He lost one of his arms, but don't worry: he has a mechanical one.
  • Composite Character: He's like mainstream Cable, but he's actually the future Wolverine
  • Future Badass: He lost his Healing Factor and an arm, no less, which forced him to become even more badass as a result.
  • Godzilla Threshold: When he fights Wolverine, he's forced to use an attack that he prefers to avoid as long as he can He's the future Wolverine, and he still has claws in his same arm, but without healing powers, taking them out is painful as hell.
  • Scars Are Forever: He's got three ragged claw-marks going across his face, which haven't healed, because he no longer has a healing factor.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He's a future version of Wolverine in this version, not the son of Cyclops and (genetically, given his actual mother was a clone of her, though the real one did help raise him) Jean.

    Bishop 

Bishop

Lucas Bishop

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Next time, take a bus, bub...
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. His involvement in the Six Pack also evokes G.W. Bridge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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Girls find this guy hot
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 Heroism: Initially. He was introduced as a good guy, and even joined the X-Men.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: As noted under "Took a Level in Jerkass", he did express a desire to rape Valkyrie. Even at his worst, the classic Pyro never suggested that.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Pyro can control fire, but he's not immune to it. His face is filled of scars as a result.
  • 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.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: This version was originally a member of the Morlocks and later joined the X-Men before joining the Brotherhood.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Initially, he helped other mutants and even joined 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.

The New X-Men/Ultimate X

    Firestar 

Firestar

Elizabeth "Liz" Allan

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. See here for details.

    Jimmy Hudson 

James Hudson, Jr. / Wolverine / Poison

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Debut: Ultimate X #1 (2010)

Jimmy Hudson is the son of James "Wolverine" Howlett and Magda Lensherr from the Ultimate Universe. He was raised by James and Heather Hudson after Wolverine showed up on their doorstep one night in the rain. He grew up in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He stayed there until Kitty Pryde delivered him a box from his father and told him what he really was- a mutant.

Jimmy's mutation manifested after Ultimatum. He possesses a healing factor and has the ability to coat his bone claws with an organic metal. Mutants were branded outlaws and to be killed on sight by then, so he escaped home to protect his family.

The Ultimate Marvel universe was briefly destroyed during Secret Wars (2015), but that was not his end. Somehow, he appeared in the Marvel universe. He was rescued from Miss Sinister by the X-Men: Blue, who already knew him (they had an interdimensional crossover earlier) and joined that team.


  • Aerith and Bob: All mutants use "mutant names", but not him. He always goes around as "Jimmy Hudson".
  • 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).
  • Covers Always Lie: Covers frequently depicted him wearing an outfit akin to the Earth-616 version of his father — but, as mentioned under "Aborted Arc", while he does eventually get the outfit, he never actually wore it.
  • 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.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: Wolverine gave Jimmy to be adopted by the Hudsons. He had known James Hudson during a war. He knew that if he kept the kid, he would eventually be captured by his enemies, or worse, grow up and turn out to be like him. He wanted something better for him.
  • Hand Wave: There isn't much explanation about how, exactly, he appeared in a universe not his own. He simply did.
  • Identity Amnesia: He appeared in the 616 universe, but completely forgot everything about his former life. Fortunately, the time-displaced X-Men had an interdimensional crossover before this and already knew him. He gradually remembered things as time advanced.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Inherited his father's powerset along with an ability to coat his claws and bones in metal at will.
  • Last of His Kind: Although they ignore that there are others, such as Miles Morales and The Maker,note  the X-Men comics treat Jimmy as the last survivor of the Ultimate universe. Doubled in the aftermath of Venomized, as he becomes the last Poison as well.
  • 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 similar 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.
  • Wolverine Wannabe: Being Wolverine's son he was specifically created as a Generation Xerox to replace the dead Wolverine in the Ultimate franchise. The major distinctions between the two are Jimmy's blonde and comparatively less hair. Later, he also gained his own version of a symbiote similar to Venom.

    Archangel 

Archangel

Derek Morgan

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AKA: Guardian
Debut: Ultimate X #3 (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

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For what they did, the'll have to pay the Ultimate price!
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.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Believes that mutants are the Master Race and that normal humans deserve to be wiped out.
  • Abusive Parents: 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.
  • 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.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After falling prey to The Dog Bites Back at the hands of his son, he frantically grovels to Xavier as the latter turns his own powers against him before hurling him into space.
    Magneto: Charles, please! I'm begging you! Spare my life and I swear I'll think whatever thoughts you want! CHARLES!
  • As the Good Book Says...: He kept doing this during Ultimatum, comparing his actions with The Great Flood.
  • Asshole Victim: Nobody (out of story, at least) wasn't happy to see him be killed by Cyclops in Ultimatum.
  • Bad Boss: He treats all his underlings, even his own children, with absolute disdain and contempt. And he's not above killing them if they fail him, or just for kicks. He killed several of them during Ultimatum, for no clear reason.
  • Big Bad: The X-Men's biggest foe, and for the Ultimate Universe as a whole, up until his death. 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. Essentially, 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.
  • Depending on the Writer: He's eloquent and charismatic and may give a good speech to justify himself, but if that fails, he uses his powers to force things to go his way. However, when he tried to recruit Firestar in Ultimate Spider-Man and failed, he calmly left.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Charles tried to escape from their mutant city and return to civilization, so he crippled him with a spear through the back.
    • His daughter gets killed by a crazy robot, so he decides to take revenge on the whole world by screwing with the magnetic poles, causing untold levels of death and destruction.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He constantly berated and insulted Pietro, which contributed greatly to Pietro's decision to turn on him at the conclusion of the first arc.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: A very downplayed example. He does love Wanda and unleashed Ultimatum in response to her potential death. Emphasis on downplayed because he openly favors Wanda and the actions he took are made no less despicable because of it, plus his favoritism of Wanda is portrayed as a bad thing.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted — when Cyclops complains to him about the Brotherhood's murderous actions, he acts like it's all just Quicksilver trying to impress him and that he's actually disgusted by it, but later in the same issue he reprograms a fleet of Sentinels to attack humans indiscriminately and in the next issue he tries unleashing nuclear warheads to destroy America after getting sliced and diced by Wolverine. "Homo Superior loves all living things" indeed.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: He's not a man given to laughs, to put it mildly. And when he tries, it is always quite sadistic and mean-spirited.
  • Evil Is Petty: When Cyclops temporarily joins the Brotherhood, he asks him to refer to him as "father" at Wanda's poetry recital purely to be a dick to Pietro.
  • 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. Though the "old" part is subverted as it's revealed he was a young man in the '80s, so he can't be older than middle-aged.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: His helmet is designed so it covers more of his face than 616 Magneto, especially when drawn by Chris Bachalo, and it helps underline his screaming lack of humanity.
  • 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.
  • Hate Sink: No redeeming features, no charm. He's just a deeply unpleasant arse to absolutely everyone and everything in sight, constantly.
  • 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: 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 Amnesia: Charles wipes his mind after the first arc to prove he can be redeemed. The Brotherhood eventually find him and restore his memory, and Magneto is pretty damn pissed.
  • 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.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In Ultimatum. He likens himself to God during The Great Flood, destroying the world and wiping out all except a select few chosen by him to rebuild.
  • 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: He displayed, in addition to Fantastic Racism, ableism (calling Professor Xavier a "spastic" (a rather charged word in the UK), homophobia (calling Quicksilver "effeminate"), and sexism (calling Polaris a "harlot").
  • Retcon: In issue 5 of Ultimate X-Men, imagery of concentration camp prisoners in the Holocaust is shown alongside Magneto's claim that his entire family was killed in a genocide. On the other hand, in issue 3 of Ultimate Origins it's revealed that he was the son of two Canadian Weapon X agents, whose deaths Magneto himself caused, and that he was a young man in the '80s. Made more confusing by the fact that Magneto had also previously claimed to be descended from a rich family with whom he'd since parted ways.
  • Revisiting the Roots: The mainstream Magneto started as a completely evil villain with no redeeming qualities. He was turned into a morally complex, ambiguous figure later on. Here, he's back to the roots, as nothing more than a repugnant mutant supremacist and genocidal maniac.
  • 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.
  • Skewed Priorities: Quicksilver helps the X-Men defeat Magneto. Magneto is actually proud of that, because he thought Quicksilver was trying to kill Magneto to become leader of the Brotherhood. He is infuriated that Pietro and Wanda then tried to reform the Brotherhood to not be an anti-human terrorist group.
  • 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 thinks that mutants should rule, and that common humans should be exterminated.
  • Truer to the Text: When Magneto was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he was an absolutely evil tyrant with no redeeming qualities. Chris Claremont redesigned him as an anti-hero and Well-Intentioned Extremist, a version that was used by the animated series and the films. Ultimate X-Men goes back to the original characterization.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Prosimian arranged the operation that, in the backs of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, rescued Magneto from the mind control of Xavier. Magneto killed him, out of Fantastic Racism.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Doctor Doom arranged the events of Ultimates 3 to make Magneto go into an even more radical attempt to cause worldwide destruction. It worked. It worked too well.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Plays the trope straighter than his mainstream counterpart.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Toad 

Toad

Mortimer Toynbee

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You really want to keep smoking? Those things may make your skin yellow...
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #1 (2001)
A greasy, foul-mouthed, chain-smoking mutant who is one of Magneto's original recruits. Later joins the X-Men.
  • Adaptational Badass: Regular Toad has never been much of a threat. This guy manages to give the X-Men some trouble. At first.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Not that regular Toad has ever been a looker, but this version is uglier, with green skin, greasy hair and nasty teeth.
  • Badass Teacher: Cyclops hires him to be the school's gym teacher in later issues, and while he's not Spider-Man, even a low-rent Spider-Man is a good choice to teach phys ed.
  • Cardboard Prison: Although he was arrested and incarcerated multiple times, he always manages to escape and rejoin Magneto somehow.
  • 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.
  • Killed Offscreen: Unlike many Ultimatum victims, his death was offscreen, and he is merely listed in the "In Memoriam" listing of all the deceased.
  • Odd Friendship: He strikes one up with Cyclops, which lasts even after he goes back to the X-Men.
  • Smoking Is Not Cool: He lights up a lot, and that doesn't add to his already disgusting aspect.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: As part of his Heel–Face Turn, he joined the X-Men.

    Sabretooth 

Sabretooth

Victor Creed

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Introducing the made-in-Hong-Kong version of Wolverine!
Debut: Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #1 (2001)
A Psycho for Hire mutant operative of Weapon X who signs up with the Brotherhood after that agency shutters their doors. Has major beef with Wolverine and spends most of his time trying to catch up to him, without much success.
  • 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.
  • At Least I Admit It: Unlike Magneto, Wolverine or many lethal minded characters, he purely kills because he likes it. He knows he's a monster.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: It's revealed in issue #99 that he abused animals as a child, always a bad sign of things to come.
  • Berserk Button: Don't talk trash about his fur coat. At least, not unless you've got a Healing Factor to survive the ensuing violent temper tantrum.
  • 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.
  • Creepy Souvenir: See that necklace he's wearing? Yeah, those things on it are human ears. Or possibly mutant ears. Or a mix of both, knowing him.
  • Evil Knockoff: Even his Weapon X allies consider him a poor man's Wolverine.
  • Evil Is Petty: Like his boss Wraith, Sabretooth just revels in being a dick for dickery's sake. Just ask Wolverine.
  • Humiliation Conga: Weapon X once forced him to spend six months as a NASA crash test dummy as punishment for disobeying orders. Little did he know that would be small potatoes compared to the humiliations he would suffer once he started going after Wolverine.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: He first appears working for Weapon X, helping to hunt other mutants. Unlike everybody else, coerced into doing so with explosive stuff and the like, he works there willingly.
  • Informed Ability: On paper he's every bit as deadly a fighter as his 616 counterpart, having an identical power grid to regular flavor Sabretooth. In practice, he's usually not able to back up his Badass Boasts and winds up playing the Butt-Monkey. Wolverine's castrated and decapitated him, Captain America treated him as a rabid dog in need of muzzling, and even Ka-Zar was able to take him down with a Zerg Rush of (ironically enough) sabertooth tigers. The only major victory he ever had was against Angel, a young mutant with hollow bones and minimal combat training.
  • 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.
  • Pick on Someone Your Own Size: After Wolverine's death he started going after the clawed Canuck's son Jimmy.
  • Psychic Static: When Rogue tries to use telepathy on him, he inundates her with nightmarish memories of all the horrible things he's done.
  • Shout-Out: 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...
  • 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".
  • Villain Decay: Much like 616 Creed he fell victim to this, though in his case Villain Forgot to Level Grind wasn't so much of an influence as he did try to keep up with Logan.
  • Weapon for Intimidation: Carries a big ol' combat knife that he never gets around to using and doesn't even need, seeing as how he has claws and later upgrades to Wolverine Claws. It's possible he used the knife just for harvesting ears from his victims.
  • Wild Card: He's introduced happily hunting down his fellow mutants for an organization that sees him and everyone like him as animals. But after that falls through he joins up with mutant supremacist Magneto, proving that he'll work for anyone, human or mutant, just so long as they give him the freedom to be the monster he's embraced being.
  • 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

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Eat healthy food and do gym, or you may end up just like this!
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #3 (2001)

A hideously obese Brotherhood stalwart who lives by the philosophy of the frog: he eats what bugs him.


  • 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".
  • Big Eater: He's usually seen eating, even during action scenes. When the Brotherhood made a Big Damn Heroes scene at Weapon X, he was eating a sandwich, and when they attacked the base of the Ultimates, he raided the fridge.
  • 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".
  • I'm a Humanitarian: He threatened to eat Wraith and the Wasp, but it could be easily ignored at the time as mere battle bravado. Then in Ultimatum he actually did it.
  • 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: He killed the Wasp after the Ultimatum wave, and Pym was so angered by that that he killed him right then and there.
  • Off with His Head!: Henry Pym, taking advantage of having a giant size, killed him by bitting his head out and then spitting it elsewhere.
  • Related in the Adaptation: It turned out that he was the real father of Liz Allan. Although it was revealed by proxy, they could not meet in person after such reveal before his death.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: He's repulsive in every possible sense of the word, but his daughter is the Ultimates version of Firestar who is just as comely as her 616 counterpart.
  • 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

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Debut: Ultimate X-Men #3 (2001)
A mutant Master of Illusion who works for Magneto.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The original Mastermind is a very greasy and unattractive man who used an illusionary form to woo women with. This Mastermind, while still being thin and lanky, is much more conventionally attractive and never uses any kind of attractive illusionary form.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He's what the original Mastermind would have been if he hadn't Took a Level in Badass during the Dark Phoenix Saga.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: When first introduced he didn't have any of the 616 Mastermind's rapist qualities, but during Ultimates 3 those aspects suddenly transferred over to him with a vengeance.
  • Out of Focus: Unlike the 616 Mastermind he was never the main villain of any storyline and never had any association with Jean Grey, leaving him as one of the more forgettable Brotherhood members.
  • Sinister Shades: Which distinguish him visually from classic Mastermind.
  • Villainous Crush: In his earlier appearances he seemed to have one on the Scarlet Witch, much like 616 Mastermind. After she defected to the Ultimates he got over it.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His white hair differentiates him visually from the 616 Mastermind and he is still a villain through and through.

    Juggernaut 

Juggernaut

Cain Marko

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Nothing stops the Juggernaut!
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #8 (2001)

An American "trailer trash" mutant with superhuman and durability.


  • Adaptation Species Change: The classic Juggernaut is a human who gained his ability through mysticism. Here, he's a mutant.
  • Age Lift: Normally older than Xavier, here he's much younger, around the same age as Rogue.
  • The Big Guy: He's massive and has overgrown muscles, and can demolish anything in his way.
  • Deep South: Unlike classic Juggernaut who hails from New York, this one hails from the South like Rogue, even referring to himself and her as "trailer trash who made good."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's utterly disgusted by the sight of people bringing their kids into Vegas casinos, and later refers to Gambit as a "degenerate card shark".
  • Eye Scream: Juggernaut got a poisoned dart to the eye, as the helmet had an open space in the eyes to let him see This killed him.
  • Fantastic Racism: He has UXM Magneto's view of humans, referring to them as "animals", though he oddly yells at them to make them run away rather than just stomping them.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He fights first and thinks later if at all.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: In contrast to the strictly red 616 Juggernaut, this Juggernaut's outfit is primarily black, but with lots of red dots/lights on it.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He has a change of heart and decides to help Rogue defend the X-Mansion from Stryker's anti-mutant army... and shortly after is Killed Off for Real.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Unlike the 616 Juggernaut's mystic helmet, his helmet is actually a tracking device built by Weapon X that allows him to track down anyone they ever branded. He uses it to track down Rogue in UXM Annual #1.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He crushed his father's skull in his hand when his mutant powers first manifested.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Rogue, who he worked with when they were younger. Unfortunately for him, she's with Gambit now.
  • Super Speed: Not to Flash levels, but he is capable of "subsonic superhuman" speed, making him officially faster than classic Juggernaut.
  • Super Strength: Can lift up to 75 tons normally, and after acquiring the Gem of Cyttorak his strength is comparable to his 616 version.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: He's not Xavier's stepbrother.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His uniform doesn't have any kind of shirt, leading to him looking like this all the time he is wearing it.
  • Younger and Hipper: Again, he's Rogue's age and hence a teenager, as opposed to his mainstream counterpart, who was the older stepbrother of Xavier.

    Forge 

Forge

No Name Given

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Forge building a new server for TV Tropes
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: 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

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Debut: Ultimate X #27 (2003)


A self-duplicating mutant terrorist working for Magneto.
  • 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.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: 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.
  • 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

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Arthur Centino

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #54 (2005)


A Genoshan mutant left on the island of Krakoa, where he is hunted on live television. He became a TV success, as he has survived several times.
  • 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 mainstream Longshot is open and honest to fault, this Longshot is secretive, manipulative, and ultimately a violent murderer.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: He's the ex of Spiral, just like in the original. However, he's the psycho one, instead of her.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the mainstream universe, he's an interdimensional being, but here, he's a mutant.
  • Adaptational Mundanity: His fantastical origins are all Adapted Out and he is made just another 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 Ultimates 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: He was tortured and killed by the Brotherhood in Ultimatum. No explanation of why (he was one of them) or how (who among them has powers to counter his?), just a passing comment that he is dead like so many others.
  • 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.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: He is left on a jungle, and the TV program "Hunt for Justice" shows hunters live trying to kill him.
  • Meaningful Name: His human name is a shout-out to both of his creators, Art Adams and Ann Nocenti.
  • Named by the Adaptation: The regular Longshot has no name other than his nom du guerre, while this one has a human name.
  • Opportunistic 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.
  • 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

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Raven Darkholme

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #62 (2005)
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

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Lani Ubanu

Debut: Ultimates 3 #2 (2008)


A mutant with a Compelling Voice who Magneto recruits for his assault on the Ultimates. She appears later in the Ultimatum tie-in in X-Men.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The original Lorelei is an artificially mutated human, while this Lorelei is a mutant.
  • Compelling Voice: This is her mutant power.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Wolverine in Ultimate X-Men #100.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: She keeps the original Jaime Madrox in a fantasy where she's his mom and he's still a teenager playing video games at home. This allows the Brotherhood to keep Multiple Man and his infinite versions at their service all around the world.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: She only appeared in a grand total of three issues.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: She's controlling Multiple Man.
  • The Vamp: She spends most of her brief panel time controlling men and gloating to women about it.

Academy of Tomorrow

    The Academy of Tomorrow in General 

    Emma Frost 

Emma Frost

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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: The Stepford Cuckoos, clones of Emma, are not included here. Note that this is likely because they were created in the early 00's, by the same time this comic was being published.
  • Adaptational Wimp: 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

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


Scott's older brother, and a student at Emma Frost's school.
  • Aborted Arc: When last seen, he was a guest of the Roxxon Corporation, at the hands of Layla Miller and Nathaniel Essex. He could see the ghost of his brother, and they were after the four that could see ghosts of the "old world", as it would help to revive Apocalypse. The arc was abandoned by the new writer.
  • Age Lift: This version is Scott's older brother, whereas mainline!Alex was the younger of the two.
  • Aw, 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.

    Cypher 

Cypher

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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.

Weapon X

    Weapon X in General 
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A subdivision of SHIELD that captures mutants, experiments on them, and uses them as living weapons.
  • Ascended Extra: The Weapon X of the regular X-Men universe was not all that important to the world at the end of the day. The most important thing they did was have a hand in creating Captain America and later on down the line enhancing Wolverine, Sabretooth and a number of their other Living Weapons, but they were ultimately just a "cottage industry" (as the Dark Beast labeled them) that was always held back by their limited scope and the bigoted and Ax-Crazy nature of their leaders. The Weapon X of this universe, in stark contrast, was responsible for the discovery and spread of the mutant genome, which resulted in the emergence of mutantkind itself.
  • Boxed Crook: All the mutants in Weapon X are forced to do what Wraith orders. The only exception is Sabertooth, who is there by his own free will, as he simply enjoys killing.
  • Cerebus Retcon: The twist that mutants are an artificial race created by Weapon X devalues the entire Xavier/Magneto ideological struggle and reduces the mutant race a whole from the legitimate next step in human evolution to a deluded race of Transhumans with delusions of grandeur.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Mentioned by Wolverine. As horribly depraved as they are, even the members of Weapon X were disgusted and horrified by how the mutant Sabretooth volunteered to work for Weapon X, helping them hunt down and torture other mutants and his love of killing, while other mutants had to be brainwashed and tortured into service.
  • Kick the Dog: Either this or Kick the Son of a Bitch, depending on the mutant they're abusing that day. Sabretooth (and to a lesser extent Wolverine) were rotten mothers who deserved punishment if not relentless torture, but Nightcrawler was a relative innocent, and the X-kids who were captured by Weapon X were definite innocents.
  • Meta Origin: Unlike in the regular universe where mutants are a naturally occurring sub-species that have been around for at least the past 18,000 years, mutants in the UXM verse are an artificially-created offshoot of humanity that sprung fully-formed from the machinations of Weapon X.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Wolverine probably wouldn't have defected if they'd treated him with, if not kindness, at least basic professional courtesy. Instead Weapon X treated him like a dog they liked to abuse, caging up and shooting him just for fun and such.

    John Wraith 

John Wraith

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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.
  • 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.
  • Badass Normal: An utter bastard, but it takes an especially skilled person to spend years tagging and bagging dangerous mutants and one of his solo scenes involves him sniping Nightcrawler from a distance in a helicoper while he's fleeing on a snowmobile.
  • Bad Boss: Mixed with Dirty Coward. When the X-Men come to bust Logan free, he runs for it... by holding a young soldier at gunpoint and making him drive the getaway jeep.
  • Bald of Evil: In yet another departure from the classic Wraith who wears a cowboy hat all the time but does have hair.
  • Came Back Strong: After being randomly taken and experimented on by the Canadian Government with Mutant Growth Hormone, he was resurrected with new powers and a new outlook on life, becoming the government superhero Vindicator and swearing to make amends for his past mutant brutality. Unfortunately this would not last as he would be eventually killed by the new mutant-hating maniac, Stryker.
  • Cigar Chomper: Often seen smoking a cigar to highlight his malicious nature.
  • Colonel Kilgore: He enjoys capturing and enslaving mutants, and abusing of them when they are captives, a little bit too much.
  • The Extremist Was Right: Wraith's motivation to run Weapon X was that the number of super-powered threats raises every day, and the US needs a reliable form of defense against them. Nick Fury, the man in SHIELD that close Weapon X, created The Ultimates for the very same reasons one year later.
  • 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!
  • In Name Only: He's a white human member of Weapon X's staff—named after a black mutant who was one of its subjects.
  • Kick the Dog: He and his men shoot up a caged Wolverine and regularly break Rogue's limbs just for the fun of it, and Wraith mentions it used to be what they'd do to pass the time when bored.
  • Offstage Villainy: As if his on-screen villainy was not enough, he also made a lot of heinous stuff in the past and when we are not watching.
  • Race Lift: Regular John Wraith is a black guy, and a mutant. Ultimate John Wraith is a white baseline human.
  • Sadist: A consummate one who enjoys causing pain to keep his victims in line. 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.
  • 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.

    Abraham Cornelius 

Abraham Cornelius

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #7 (2001)


A scientist working in Weapon X, the right-hand of colonel John Wraith
  • Decapitation Required: He had Wolverine's healing factor after being mutated. The only way Wolverine found to put him down was to cut his head.
  • For Science!: Seems like a good guy, but has no problems to horribly experiment with Nightcrawler and Beast.
  • Only Sane Man: He keeps a cool head and is aware of the risks, in contrast to all the trigger-happy soldiers in the base, specially Wraith.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: He experimented on himself with Wolverine' DNA, and mutated himself.

    Deathstrike 

Deathstrike

Yuriko Oyama

AKA: Project Y
Debut: Ultimate X-Men #59 (2005)


A Texan mutate whose genes were spliced with Wolverine's by Weapon X. A former car thief out of El Paso, she has a past with and grudge against Storm.
  • Adaptation Name Change: If a subtle one. She's Lady Deathstrike in the regular continuity, but here she is just Deathstrike. Similarly, she usually just goes by "Yuri" though her real name is still Yuriko.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Regular-verse Yuriko is obsessed with Wolverine and only cares about the other X-Men through their relationship to him. This Yuriko is obsessed with Storm and doesn't give two hoots about Wolverine. However, as he's her boyfriend, if she goes after her she must be ready to fight with him as well.
  • Adaptational Nationality: She's a Yellow Peril from Japan in 616, but an American from Texas here.
  • Adaptational Wimp: This Deathstrike might be a "skilled motorcycle rider and thief" but she lacks any of 616 Deathstrike's martial arts training. Unsurprisingly, she's not nearly as formidable a fighter.
  • Badass Biker: For a given value of "badass". She was an Implacable Woman on a bike to a young Storm until Ororo got the idea to make it rain. As Yuri was using to biking in desert conditions, she slid out of control, resulting in the accident that left her paralyzed.
  • Death by Irony: If her final appearance is taken as her death, then Deathstrike, a human who allowed herself to be enhanced so that she could kill mutants, ended up being killed by a mutant on the other side of the Fantastic Racism coin.
  • Desert Bandits: Her backstory. Operating out of El Paso as a car and bike thief, she taught a young Storm her trade and let her operate in her territory in exchange for 90% of what Storm got from ther chop shops. It didn't take long for Ororo to decide the deal was crap, and an enraged Yuriko did her best to run Storm out of town.
  • The Dragon: She might not be a Dragon Lady anymore but she's still Dr. Cornelius's chief enforcer for as long as she's around.
  • Neck Snap: Inflicted on her by Longshot when she tries to attack Angel and Dazzler during a prison break.
  • Revenge: Her goal is to get revenge on Storm, and she goes after Wolverine too since that's what her boss wants.
  • Wolverine Claws: She has these like the original Lady Deathstrike, and hers are adamantium too.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She had a low-level Healing Factor that might have allowed her to recover from having her neck snapped by Longshot, but she was still never seen again.
  • Younger and Hipper: Like many UXM characters, she's significantly younger than her 616 counterpart.

Others

    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.
  • I Lied: Proteus traps Beast in a Lotus-Eater Machine and offers to make it permanent if he kills the other X-Men. Beast rejects the offer and Proteus immediately admits he was just going to kill him anyway.
  • 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. Betsy later turns out to have survived, but David stays dead.
  • 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 Origin Connection: 616 Sinister has no affiliation with Oscorp and is exclusively an X-villain, while this version worked for them before losing his mind.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 

Mojo Adams

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Do you want to see mutants on TV? Just ask FOX... or, better yet, Mojo!
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 Mundanity: Like Longshot and Spiral, his fantastical extradimensional backstory is Adapted Out and he is made a regular human.
  • Adaptational Nationality: He's from Another Dimension (and rules over it) in regular continuity, but here is a Genoshan human.
  • 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.
  • Canon Foreigner: She is given an unnamed sister, while 616 Spiral has no known siblings.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Hero Killer: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it comment by Major Domo implies that he kidnapped the UXM version of Blink and had her (or him) killed on his Deadly Game show.
  • 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 Origin Connection: Regular-verse Arcade doesn't give two hoots about Magneto, but this one got his Start of Darkness because of him.
  • 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 (his sister was killed) 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.

    Spiral 

Spiral

Debut: Ultimate X-Men #55 (2005)


A Genoshan mutant who confronts the X-Men as they investigate the murder of the politician Lord Scheele.
  • Action Girl: With two swords, actually.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: She's not nearly as Ax-Crazy as the mainstream Spiral.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The mainstream Spiral is a human woman warped by Mojoworld magic, while this version is a mutant with the power of having six arms.
  • Adaptational Heroism: She's innocent of the murder the X-Men suspect her of, and was responsible for the capture of the true murderer.
  • Adaptational Mundanity: No Mojoworld magic, dimension hopping, or Body Shoppe cyborg making for this Spiral.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Unlike regular verse Spiral who is American, this Spiral is from Genosha.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: She proves capable of taking on Cyclops, Iceman, and Shadowcat all at once, but then Jean taps into the Phoenix Force and that's it for Spiral.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Girl: She's Multi-Armed and Dangerous, well-versed in the use of several dangerous weapons, and knows it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She's not above Flaw Exploitation, taking advantage of Bobby's poor strategy, Kitty's need to breathe, etc. in her fight against the X-Men.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "I imagine it's very hard to breathe dirt."
  • Downer Ending: No one Dropped a Bridge on Her in Ultimatum, but the fate she does get may well qualify for A Fate Worse Than Death. When last seen she is in a mutant concentration camp.
  • Dual Wielding: Dual wields swords, along with an armory's worth of other weapons.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Interestingly shares this quality with 616 Spiral, but in a different way. While 616 Spiral is The Resenter of ordinary humans, this Spiral resents "children of privilege" like the X-Men who haven't had to faced an oppressive government like the one she's endured.
  • Happy Ending Override: Her original character arc ends with the X-Men bringing her to the U.S. so she can be with her sister and free from Genosha's mutant prejudice. Later it's revealed that she's been rounded up into a mutant concentration camp and is abused on the daily there.
  • Likes Older Men: She falls for the Genoshan politician Lord Scheele, who is clearly old enough to be her father.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Carries two swords, a tonfa, an axe, nunchuks, and throwing stars into battle all at once.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Inverted. Unlike Longshot who gets a human name, Spiral threw away her human name after hitting puberty.
  • Never the Obvious Suspect: The X-Men suspect her of being the true culprit in Lord Scheele's murder rather than Longshot, thanks to her being in the wrong place at the wrong time and not really helping her case with cryptic remarks. As it turns out, Longshot was the actual murderer, and Spiral was in fact the secret lover of Lord Scheele.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Looks like she's going to be this to Longshot, but Longshot's actually her Psycho Ex-Boyfriend.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Averted, as she has a sister (implied to also be a mutant) who she keeps in regular touch with. This unnamed sister fled Genosha for Brooklyn and appears to be a fan of the X-Men, sending Spiral news clippings of all their press.

    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 his infidelity, 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. He also apparently had run-ins with members of Sleepwalker's species before coming across them.
  • 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.

    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 (or at the time, was) 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-Man 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 Comic Mystery #3 (2010)


A woman of sinister morals. Introduced working as part of Roxxon's Brain Trust, she also has other, far more dangerous allegiances.
  • Adaptational Mundanity: 616 Layla's power is reviving the dead without their souls. This Layla is never demonstrated to have that power, or any power in fact.
  • 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.
  • In Name Only: A lot of UXM character diverge significantly from their source material, but Layla is very nearly a different character entirely. Other than also being a blond female named Layla Miller, she has very little in common with her 616 counterpart.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: In Nick Spencer's run, she works with Nathaniel Essex.
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: In the absence of mutant powers, she has a gauntlet that generates a personal force field.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: She has no relation to Jamie Madrox in this continuity.

    Mach- 2 

A Mutant who becomes affiliated with the X-Men during the Utopia period. Has magnetic powers.


  • Always Second Best: She loses her fight against 616!Magneto, who was suffering problems with his powers at the time. In fairness, she's a teenager who's only had a few years with her powers, while Magneto's had decades.
  • Canon Immigrant: After Secret Wars, she's one of the Ultimate X-Men characters who winds up in the regular universe.
  • Cute and Psycho: A precocious teenage girl with the powers of Magneto and all of the bloodlust. She nearly tried to murder Kitty Pryde and had no problem using her powers to create a make-shift rail gun to destroy entire cities.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: Her powers are magnetism. She's not quite a match for Magneto, but she can use her powers in ways he cannot normally such as isolating and controlling the iron in another person's blood to levitate and paralyze them and even turn off another's powers like she did with Kitty Pryde.
  • Uncertain Doom: As with the other Ultimate X-Men in Blue, her fate is left just ambiguous enough that she could easily turn up again if someone wanted to bring her back. As of 2020, she hasn't.

Alternative Title(s): Ultimate Marvel Jimmy Hudson

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