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Characters that have appeared in X-Force or X-Statix.
The original X-Force series
Nathan Summers / Cable
Samuel Guthrie / Cannonball
Tabitha "Tabby" Smith / Boom Boom / Boomer / Meltdown
Julio Richter / Rictor
Danielle Moonstar / Mirage
Neena Thurman / Domino
Known Aliases: Neena Beatrice Thurman, Beatrice Thurman, Samantha Wu, Tamara Winter, Elena Vladescu, Jessica Marie Costello, Luisa Mendoza, Christina Elizabeth Alioso, Priscilla Sutherland, Hope Eldridge
Species: Human Mutant
Group Affiliations: X-Men, X-Force, The 198, X-Corporation, Underground, Six Pack, Weapon X, Weapon X-Force
First Appearance: New Mutants Vol. 1 #98 (February 1991) note ; X-Force Vol. 1 #8 (March 1992) note ; X-Force Vol. 1 #11 (June 1992) note
Bred to be the ultimate weapon by a top-secret government facility, Domino's mutant ability — probability manipulation — was actually seen as a flaw. Fearing they'd kill her as a result, Domino's birth mother whisked her away to a church in Chicago, where she'd continue to live until becoming a mercenary in her adult years.
Now working for the NSA, Domino fell in love with (and married) Dr. Milo Thurman, a scientist she was assigned to protect. Their union didn't last long; they were separated by a raid that led Milo to assume his wife had been killed.
Domino then met time-traveling mutant Cable when she was recruited to his strike team Six Pack, and the two quickly became an item. As with her estranged husband, however, Domino found herself pulled away from her lover yet again during a mission. They've since reconnected many times, sharing an on-off relationship over the years.
Sometime after Six Pack, Domino was kidnapped and replaced by an imposter: the shapeshifting mutant Copycat, real name Vanessa Carlysle. She was actually the first iteration of Domino that readers were introduced to; Vanessa's Domino first appeared in New Mutants #98, while Neena —the real Domino— didn't show up for more than a year later, in X-Force #8.
In the following years, Domino would serve as a frequent member of X-Force, and even joined the X-Men for a brief stint. She's also a common ally to both Cable and Deadpool, often showing up in their respective titles. For a brief period, she joined Deadpool's Mercs for Money & eventually she took his place as leader when he proved incompetent. She's now a member of Old Man Logan's Weapon X team, which has recently fallen under leadership of Sabretooth, of all people.
Outside of comics, Domino has appeared in various cartoons and video games based on Marvel characters. In 2018, she made her cinematic debut in Deadpool 2, played by Zazie Beetz.
Maria Callasantos / Feral
Species: Human mutant
First Appearance: New Mutants #99 (March, 1991)
Feral by power, nature and name. Maria Callasantos's life was dredged in mystery, deceit, and death. Once a member of X-Force, Hellions and X-Corporation, she is trying to live a new life on Krakoa.
- Anime Hair: Her hairstyle is pretty crazy. It forms some sort of stripes like those of a tiger.
- Ax-Crazy: When her mutation gets the better of her.
- Back from the Dead: She is among the many mutants who have been revived by the Five on Krakoa.
- Cat Girl: She's a mutant that developed a feline-like physiology.
- Expy: Of Wolfsbane.
- Face–Heel Turn: The X-Force attempted to rescue government official Henry Peter Gyrich from the terrorist Mutant Liberation Front, led by Reignfire. Feral hated Gyrich, who was no friend to mutants. Reignfire persuaded her to join the Mutant Liberation Front and to kill Gyrich, and she battled with her ex-comrades.
- Healing Factor: Feral is capable of healing mild to moderate injuries much faster than an ordinary human. Injuries such as broken bones can completely heal within a few days. She is incapable of regenerating missing limbs or organs.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Recently she clashed with Wolfsbane and Shatterstar, trying to kill Rahne and her child, but it turned out that she was just a ghost, and was returned to the world to serve as anchor for the demons and gods, which are hunting for Rahne's child.
- Prehensile Tail: Feral possesses a long, prehensile tail that she uses to help balance herself while running or during combat situations. She is also capable of supporting her weight with her tail.
- Self-Made Orphan: Both Feral and her sister Thornn had been abused by their stepfather until she killed their parents as well as her siblings (not Thornn though).
- Super Senses / The Nose Knows: Feral possesses superhumanly acute senses of sight, smell, and hearing comparable to those of certain animals. Feral is capable of seeing with greater clarity and at greater distances than an ordinary human (even in near-total darkness). Her hearing is enhanced similarly, enabling her to both hear sounds that ordinary humans can't and to hear at much greater distances. Feral is able to use her highly developed sense of smell to track a target by scent. Her sense of smell is so acute, she is able to detect the slight chemical differences in different brands of deodorants that, supposedly, have the same scent
- Token Evil Teammate: Feral in the early issues was a loose cannon. She practically almost killed Cannonball during training, almost killed her enemies (only being held back by her teammates), and her teammates barely trusted her. She murdered her mother, stepfather, possibly pushed her sister to her death, and watched her little brother fall to his death(when she could have helped him)....then this led to her Face–Heel Turn.
Gaveedra-Seven / Shatterstar
Species: Genetically engineered human mutant
First Appearance: New Mutants #99 (March, 1991)
Shatterstar (born Gaveedra-Seven, sometimes known as Benjamin Russell) is a Marvel Comics character created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza.
Shatterstar is one of those comic book characters who have a weirdly overcomplicated origin. On the surface, he's just a mutant alien gladiator from the planet Mojoworld, and a frequent member of X-Force. In actually, Shatterstar is both the son and father of occasional X-Man Longshot.
Let's explain. Due to a Temporal Paradox, Shatterstar's DNA was taken from him during a time-traveling trip, and was subsequently used to create Longshot. Years later, he and Dazzler would conceive a child, who would grow up (in a possible future) to be... you get the picture.
After time-traveling to his past, Shatterstar became a founding member of X-Force, where he met his on-off love interest Rictor. After years of ship teasing, they shared their first on-panel kiss in X-Factor #45, making them the first same-sex (male) pairing to do so in Marvel Comics history. His exact orientation was a common discussion among fans, but according to Peter David —who wrote the aforementioned scene— Shatterstar is canonically bisexual.note
Likely because of his convoluted origin, Shatterstar is fairly obscure, but a vastly simplified version of the character appears in Deadpool 2, portrayed there by Lewis Tan. Introducing himself as an alien from Mojoworld —one who's superior to Deadpool in every way— he's quickly dispatched in a death montage where every member of DP's X-Force (save for Domino) is brutally killed.
Theresa Maeve Rourke Cassidy / Siryn / Banshee / The Morrigan
Species: Human Mutant
Current Group Affiliations: X-Men, Fallen Angels, Muir Island X-Men, X-Corporation, X-Factor, X-Force
First Appearance: Spider-Woman Vol. 1 #37 (April 1981)
Daughter of X-Man Sean Cassidy, Theresa was was raised by her father's cousin Black Tom Cassidy to be his partner in crime after the death of her mother. However, she eventually learned the truth of her parentage and was reunited with her father. Theresa spent the next few years jumping between X-teams while engaging in a on-off romantic relationship with Jamie Maddox, with the two becoming key members of X-Factor Investigations.
- Accidental Aiming Skills: In Issue #8 of X-Factor Volume 3, Siryn fires a "sonic lance" at a gunman's hand to disarm him. When Spider-Man congratulates her on her aim, she admits she was actually aiming for his head. Considering the sonic lance destroyed the gun and broke the man's hand, one gets the feeling she wasn't all that concerned about killing the guy.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: At the end of X-Factor she became the most recent incarnation of the Celtic goddess the Morrigan.
- Compelling Voice: Her voice works on men 'and women.
- Distaff Counterpart: To her father.
- Knight in Sour Armor
- Legacy Character: After coming to terms with her father's death she retired her codename of Siryn and took his codename to honor and continue his legacy.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: She has the same sonic scream as her father.
- Mama Bear: She threatens to kill Val Cooper when she thinks the latter is threatening her child.
- Morality Pet: To Deadpool
- Most Common Super Power: She's pretty busty despite being relatively young.
- No-Sell: After becoming a goddess she is able to casually shrug off a blast from a BFG that was able to punch through a force field built by Doctor Doom!
- Not Quite Flight: In the same ludicrous way her father does, by screaming.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Her son with Jamie turned out to have been fathered by a dupe and was thus also a dupe, causing baby Sean to be reabsorbed into him the first time he held him.
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother was killed in an IRA bombing while her father was undercover for Interpol and unaware that he even had a daughter. The authorities assumed Theresa died with her mother and Banshee's superiors decided not to place any more burden on him by telling him of her existence and supposed death. This allowed Black Tom to take and raise her as his own.
- Pregnant Badass: In X-Factor, she becomes pregnant with Jamie's child. She is no less dangerous. If anything, she was more terrifying than before as she tells Val Cooper.Theresa: My vocal cords are lethal. My estrogen levels are berserk. Between braxton-hicks and my huge belly, I haven't slept in weeks. And I gotta pee. Again. Free advice, Ms Cooper: Never bet your life on what you think you know about a hormonal, sleep-depraved W.M.D with a full bladder.
- Put on a Bus: After becoming the Morrigan, Theresa disappeared from the Marvel universe for a few years, outside of a couple of single issue appearances.
- Recovered Addict: She is an alcoholic, but has managed to remain on the wagon outside of one relapse the she recovered from. Theresa does have a habit of drinking water from empty wine bottles, which she says is to see if God truly loves her by turning the water into wine.
- Redhead In Green: Much like her father, she is a redhead and she usually dresses in green.
- Screaming Woman: She is a woman, whose screams are sonic weapons.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: She has emerald eyes and red hair.
- Status Quo Is God: As of X-Men (2019) she has returned to the mutant fold, seemingly no longer the Morrigan.
- X-Factor (2020) subverts this by revealing that she still has the powers of the Morrigan, but didn't use them until she died and was resurrected.
- Wrench Wench: She picked it up from her father.
Jesse Aaronson / Bedlam
Species: Human mutant
First Appearance: X-Force #82 (October, 1998)
Bedlam is a mutant with the ability to generate a bio-electric field for a variety of effects. He is skilled in covert ops.
- Back from the Dead: He is one of many mutants revived by the Five on Krakoa.
- Killed Off for Real: At one point crucified along with Skin and Jubilee. He would remain dead for years until he was revived in Krakoa.
- Mind Rape: Jesse can can affect the neural chemical responses of a living brain to induce states such as pain, sleep, or confusion.
- Shock and Awe
- Walking Techbane: He can use his powers to mess up technology.
Gloria Dolores Muñoz / Risque
Species: Human mutant
First Appearance: X-Force #51 (February, 1996)
Formerly involved with X-Force and X-Corporation, Risque was a menacing vixen who seduced Warpath as part of a deal with Sledge. She gained real feelings for Warpath. She was killed by the U-Men and afterwards resurrected as part of Selene's undead mutant army.
- Back from the Dead: After being dead for decades, she finally returns to life as part of S.W.O.R.D.'s new team The Six.
- Badass Native: She is part-Seminole on her mother's side.
- Becoming the Mask: She was hired to seduce Warpath but gained real feelings for him.
- Gravity Master: Risque can create gravity fields to compress inorganic matter into small, high-density masses.
- Most Common Superpower: She has a generous bust.
- Spy Catsuit: Wears a dark blue catsuit that highlights her curves.
- Twofer Token Minority: She's half-Cuban and half-Seminole.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Risque is more remembered for her death motivating Domino to take on John Sublime in New X-Men over anything she actually did in X-Force.
Vanessa Carlysle / Copycat
Wade Winston Wilson / Deadpool
"Adam Neramani" / Adam-X
Nationality: Shi'ar Empire
Species: Shi'ar/Human mutant hybrid
First Appearance: X-Force Annual #2 (October, 1993)
Adam-X has the power to "flash fry" or burn the blood of an adversary once it has been oxygenated, usually done by opening a wound on them using his Thet'je blades.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: Maybe. After surviving a headshot in Mojoworld, he claimed his brain was actually in his butt. Whether this is the literal truth or a joke is unclear, even to the other characters.
- Bloody Murder: His powers are weaponizing other people's blood by making them bleed then igniting the oxygen in the exposed blood. Or cutting himself and making his own blood explode after bleeding on them.
- The Bus Came Back: After not playing any important role since 2011, he finally reappeared in X-Factor (2020) as the one who killed Wind-Dancer at her request so she could be freed from Mojoworld.
- Butt-Monkey: When he appears in X-Men '92, it's pretty much entirely as a punchline; he thinks of himself as a hardcore revolutionary, but absolutely no one (outside of his gang of like-minded idiots) takes him seriously.
- Facial Markings
- Fad Super: Why he hasn't been seen much since the 90s.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He is a half-human, half-Shi'ar.
- Long Lost Sibling: He was heavily implied to be third Summers brother in his earliest appearances. This position was ultimately taken by Vulcan. Word of God, however, says that he's actually the fourth Summers brother, and a half-brother at that. It may be a joke at the expense of his Fad Super status that in-universe, nobody knows this or even really cares. In 2021, twenty-eight years after his first appearance, X-Men Legends finally revealed exactly where he came from - he was a genetic experiment by Shi'ar emperor D'Ken, and is biologically the son of D'Ken and Katherine Summers, meaning, yes, he is indeed biologically the fourth Summers brother and a half-brother at that.
- '90s Anti-Hero: He had long hair, a backwards baseball cap, and his power was to make his blood explode so he had to cut himself in battle. Oh, and technically, his full name is "Adam X the X-Treme".
- Recently when he turned up in the Utopia crossover, his nineties look was toned down by getting rid of his spiky costume and many blades. However, his backwards baseball cap and long hair still remained and he swears more than the other rioters.
- No-Sell: All the Summers brothers are mutually immune to each others' powers.
- Scary Impractical Armor
- Xtreme Kool Letterz
The third X-Force series
James "Logan" Howlett / Wolverine
Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane
Laura Kinney / X-23
Warren Kenneth Worthington III / Angel / Archangel
Neena Thurman / Domino
Josh Foley / Elixir
Species: Human mutant
A teenage boy who joined an anti-mutant group with the desire to be popular. The group attacks a team of teenage mutants from Xavier's and he discovers he has the power to heal during the fight. Rejected by his friends and family, he moves in at Xavier's and initially has a hard time fitting in. He has a controversial relationship with Wolfsbane, because he's technically underage. As he continued to study, his powers grew enormously, going from simple healing to genetic manipulation. He eventually turns his skin gold after being forced to heal himself. After a large group of students were killed by anti-mutant fanatics, he went mental and developed the power to create disease and kill people as well. Since then, he's been overwhelmed by his power and is starting to question the world at large. He has "mood skin" - when he's feeling calm, happy, or using his healing power, his skin is gold. But when he's feeling angry, depressed or using his powers to do harm, his skin turns black.
On a side note, it's too damn bad he wasn't introduced early enough to be include in the X-Men action RPGs, since he's the only member of the X-Men ever to have dedicated healing as a power.
- Anti-Hero: Type I ——> Type IV
- Attention Whore: He got better.
- Foil: Him and Wither were mirror images of each other.
- A God Am I: Briefly at times.
- Hot for Student: At one point, caught in a Love Triangle between Rahne and Laurie.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Literally, it would seem. He starts out as a jerk, but is ultimately a good guy who eventually dedicates himself to learning and helping others, vowing to never use his 'dark side' again. This doesn't always go to plan, however, and he does have the occasional sarcastic comment to share.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Ever since he discovered the true extent of his powers.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: To Laurie, who was shot in the head by a sniper right after a huge argument between them.
- Odd Couple: With Prodigy
- Shoot the Dog: One of Josh's old schoolmates, Wither, had become an Omnicidal Maniac in service to Selene to the point that he had to use his Touch of Death to put him down.
- The Medic/Healing Hands: His position in the team and his powers, though they go far beyond that, with it being theorised that he's an Omega Class mutant. Certainly, he's capable of turning Rahne partly into an Asgardian to survive her pregnancy by Hrimhari.
- The Slacker: At first.
- Yin-Yang Bomb: He can either heal or kill with a touch, which changes his appearance to gold or black. In the Uncanny X-Men 2016 Annual, he becomes capable of even raising the dead. However, the more he heals, the stronger his urge to kill becomes until they balance one another out.
"Telford Porter" / Vanisher
Species: Human mutant
First Appearance: X-Men #2 (November, 1963)
A powerful teleporter with the ability to move himself and passengers across the planet in a single jump, the Vanisher was one of the X-Men's earliest enemies and a recent member of their X-Force Strike Team.
- Anti-Hero: type V
- Back from the Dead: He is revived by the Five on Krakoa.
- Boxed Crook: He is kept under control by Elixir who gave him an inoperable brain tumor.
- Butt-Monkey: He's completely over his head, scared out of his mind, forced to help out by an inoperable brain tumor only Elixir can reveal, and surrounded by people willing to torture him on top of that. He later thinks he is dying of the tumor only to find out Elixir had already removed it and he had stage 4 syphilis instead, which Elixir also healed him of.
- Dirty Coward: Most of the time if danger is around he will think of himself first and leave whoever he is working with behind. During Second Coming, the moment he hears that Bastion's forces have been targeting mutant teleporters he splits to one of his safehouses, which had already been compromised and he is quickly gunned down.
- Meaningful Name: "Telford Porter" sounds like teleporter, and is an alias Vanisher came up with himself.
- Unexplained Recovery: His return after seemingly being killed during Second Coming has never been explained.
Reverend Craig Sinclair
First Appearance: House of M The Day After #1 (January, 2006)
The Leper Queen is an anti-mutant terrorist who once had a mutant daughter of her own. Her two year-old daughter was killed when the child's powers burned down their home, also resulting in the Leper Queen's disfigurement.
- Baldness Means Sickness: While she wears a wig, she lost all her hair in the explosion that disfigured her.
- Cool Mask: She wears her mask to cover her disfigured face.
- Facial Horror: Her face beneath the mask is not a pretty sight.
- She Who Fights Monsters
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is unknown, although apparently her last name is Page.
- Scars are Forever: She allegedly started the group because of her hatred of mutants. This hatred stemmed from the fact that her daughter was born a mutant and her powers ended up killing herself and disfiguring Leper Queen's face.
Eliphas / Eli Bard
Species: Human immortal
First Appearance: X-Force Vol 3 #1 (April, 2008)
Born Eliphas, he was a Roman senator that was bewitched by Selene and turned into a vampire-like immortal.
- Alas, Poor Villain: At the end, he is executed by Selene after doing everything in her name. Even his own enemy Warpath was shocked by his death.
- Anti-Villain: It's very hard to hate the guy once you learn his backstory. Unlike most X-Men villains, he is neither a supremacist or bigoted himself (though he would join forces with them just to meet his own objectives) and he is motivated primarily to earn Selene's love.
- The Chessmaster: He joined the Purifiers and brought Bastion and several others deceased X-Men villains, but this was just a set up so he could feed on their souls as offering for Selene.
- The Dragon: To Selene in Necrosha.
- Fate Worse than Death: Selene cursed him with eternal life and banished him from her presence. He walked the Earth for ages, always separated from the woman he loved.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a Henpecked Husband whose wife had no qualms in cuckolding with another man in front of him, which made Eliphas the laughing stock of everyone around him. Then he ran into Selene, who offered to love him forever if he were to sacrifice every soul in Rome to her. He failed and as punishment, she turned him into a vicious monster.
- Love Makes You Evil: A textbook example.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: As soon as he walked down his path of villainy, one moment of kindness had costed him everything.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Selene had magically cursed him and made him a vampire-like being. He doesn't share the same weakness as Marvel Universe vampires.
- Pet the Dog: Horribly deconstructed, Eliphas was nice to a young slave girl and even gave her some jewels to help her family. After agreeing to sacrifice every soul of Rome, he tells the girl and her family to flee for their safety. Unfortunately for him, they ended up warning the authorities who arrived just in time to stop him from performing his spell.
- Took a Level in Badass: Was originally a weak willed mortal man; two thousand years later, he's a vampiric immortal who almost singlehandedly manipulates the Purifiers, comes VERY close to killing X-23, and succeeds in giving Selene all she ever wanted - godhood. Unfortunately, she wasn't that grateful.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: For all his faults, all he ever wanted was to be loved.
Species: Human mutant
Former and most prominent Black Queen of the Hellfire club, Selene has been around for quite some time and is actually the oldest mutant alive. She doubles as a superior sorceress, is incredibly powerful and very hard to kill. She singlehandedly exterminated the Externals and survived total molecular disintegration. Regal, vain and manipulative, she has recently resurfaced and maybe we'll see the full extent of her powers which has never been completely revealed.
- A Goddess Am I: Her recent surfacing gives this as her motivation.
- The Baroness
- Combo Platter Powers: She can animate objects, drain people's life force to feed her youth and immortality (plus some degree of Psychic Powers and Functional Magic, and various inconsistently enhanced physical abilities). Until she got upgraded; as of Chasing Hellfire, it's "turn into living shadow, plus absorb people entirely to feed her youth and immortality, as well as take on the form of her victims.
- Immortality Immorality
- Lesbian Vampire: Perhaps it's just Claremont, but trying to turn attractive teenage psychics into her disciples seems to be a particular hobby of hers.
- Manipulative Bitch: Even though she doesn't need to, she really enjoys toying with people's minds to get what she wants. A lot.
- Of Corsets Sexy
- Vain Sorceress: Extremely.
- The Vamp: She's more than willing to use her looks and charm to her advantage.
Clarice Ferguson / Blink
Suvik Senyaka / Senyaka
Kevin Ford / Wither
Lois London / Mortis
Species: Human mutant
First Appearance: Dazzler #21 (November, 1982)
Lois London is a mutant with powers that can drain life force from other humans or disintegrate inorganic matter. As Mortis, she was part of Selene's Inner Circle.
- Alliterative Name: Lois London
- Ascended Extra: When introduced she was only an enemy of her sister, but returned as part of Selene's Inner Circle.
- Cain and Abel: She is the evil half-sister of Dazzler.
- Touch of Death: She can generate a highly-destructive energy from her being which, through molecular transformation, can disintegrate or liquefy inorganic matter or cause living things to disperse their life-energies, either causing temporary bouts of pain and weakness or instant death.
- Woobie Destroyer Of Lives
Cable and X-Force
The fifth X-Force series
Samuel Guthrie / Cannonball
Tabitha "Tabby" Smith
The sixth X-Force series
Black Tom Cassidy
Quintavius "Quentin" Quirinius Quire / Kid Omega / Old Man Omega
Nationality: American, Krakoan
Species: Human mutant
First Appearance: New X-Men #134 (January, 2003)
- I'm only playing devil's advocate, Professor. You've always encouraged us to dream... I just wondered what would happen if one of us had a dream you didn't like?
Quintavius Quirinius Quire more commonly known as Quentin Quire or Kid Omega is comic book character most associated with the X-Men. He first appeared in Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly’s New X-Men #134 in 2003.
A mutant student of Xavier's introduced in the early 2000s, Quentin Quire was trouble from the start. Gifted with prodigious psychic powers in addition to a brilliant mind, Quire had neither the maturity nor the character to handle his gifts. After a series of escalating rebellious 'stunts', he finally rallied a gang of flunkies and seized control of the school in a failed bid to win the respect of Sophie Cuckoo. Though Quire died of a drug overdose after this story, he was brought back a handful of times over the years, culminating in his full return to the school and Heel–Face Turnnote .
After a short stint with a new iteration of the West Coast Avengers, Quentin joined the new mutant nation of Krakoa. He was quickly recruited into the newly reformed X-Force as a black ops agent. He surprisingly found himself entering a relationship with Phoebe Cuckoo and dealing with the frustration of not having lived up to his full potential. Sadly, in 2022 he performed a Heroic Sacrifice against a sentient, malevolent version of Cerebro which seemingly removed him from existence (including deleting all of his past backups in Cerebro, which renders any chance of resurrecting him impossible)... until he returned in 2023 as "Old Man Omega".
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Sophie Cuckoo. All of the Stepford Cuckoos thought he was unpleasant with terrible B.O. long before Quire went off the deep end, and when he revealed that he started the riot at the Institute in order to impress Sophie, the Cuckoos responded with "Ew" before psychically taking him down. In fact, when Quire briefly revives Sophie in Endgame, she makes it perfectly clear she'd rather stay dead then have anything to do with him (which makes more sense since he's one of the reasons why she died).
- Averted later when he and Phoebe end up getting together instead.
- Adoption Angst: Got a rather nasty shock when the woman he thought was his birth mother dropped him at Xavier's then later told him over the phone that he was adopted - oh, and this was on his birthday. This triggered the majority of his issues/insecurity complex.
- Alliterative Name: To the point where it's revealed at one point that his real name is 'Quintavius'. Yes, his full name is 'Quintavius Quirinius Quire'. No wonder he's such a little shit.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Fell for one of the Stepford Cuckoos. She wasn't interested. He took it very badly.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Then he came back.
- Attention Whore: One of his most glaring character flaws. Like the immature child he is, Quire constantly has to be the center of attention. Later grows out of this, and instead develops into someone who'd much rather be left alone - largely due to his generalised contempt of the rest of humanity. Aspects do return in his appearance in Thor, when he temporarily becomes the new god of the Shi'ar (the old Gods having violated certain divine laws by summoning the Phoenix to their dispute with Thor (Jane Foster), and Quire talking the entity in question into backing off and leaving him with a fragment of its power), and West Coast Avengers (2018), when he cons a TV crew into making a reality show about him by lying about being in a superhero team and then essentially inviting himself to the WCA once they catch on.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Quentin's original character design was not even remotely attractive◊, with harsh, angular features and a leering Smug Snake's smirk. Compare that to his WXM design◊ and then his modern day look on this page.
- Big Damn Heroes: Uses his shard of the Phoenix Force to transform Jubilee from a vampire back into a human being (and just in time, too, as she'd almost been killed by an Emplate-possessed Monet).
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He has mountains of power and intelligence that he almost never applies past petty, if still grand, acts of rebellion, preferring to brag about being better than others instead.
- Butt-Monkey: Since his transition from villain to hero (or at minimum hero-adjacent), this has been used to preserve his characterization while also making him palatable. Every time he gets a little too smug for his own good, an X-lady (Rachel in particular relishes the role) is there to give him a good kick in the pants.
- When he joins Krakoa’s X-Force, he gets killed more often than anyone else on the team. This is mitigated by The Five’s ability to resurrect mutants but he’s still not pleased about it.
- It's also made quite clear during Battle of the Atom that the Phoenix considers him to be second best compared to Jean or one of her relatives.
- Casanova Wannabe: He does tend to successfully woo girls his own age after his return, but more often then not he strikes out.
- Character Development: By the modern day, he seems to have grown out of his revolutionary pretensions and Fantastic Racism, instead favoring a kind of bored apathy born of thinking that everyone else in the world is an idiot.
- Deadpan Snarker: Driven by the fact that he's an Insufferable Genius who thinks everyone else is an idiot.
- Driven to Madness: As originally written, Kid Omega was just another Unwitting Pawn out of many to John Sublime. The drug Quire kept taking was actually an aerosol form of Sublime's true form.
- Drugs Are Bad: His original appearance had him boosting his powers with the aid of the mutant drug Kick and eventually overdosing on it.
- Dumped via Text Message: How his relationship with Gwenpool ended, because of her insane plan to seduce Reed Richards so she'd have sommething cool to put on the comics cover.
- Emo Teen: Can come off as this, particularly in his modern incarnation.
- Endangering News Broadcast: In an awesome showcase of how ascending to the astral plane taught him nothing, Quire announced his return to the land of the living by hijacking airwaves around the world to air the dirty secrets of various world leaders. The incident didn't quite incite the global mutant uprising he hoped for, though he did get to spend a brief time shackled in the custody of Captain America over the stunt. Interestingly, this incident wasn't forgotten; see Enemy Mine below.
- Enemy Mine: A+X #4 had him being forced to team up with Captain America, who is essentially the living embodiment of everything Quire hates. The team-up was... well, interesting, if not particularly productive. It ends with Cap throwing Quentin back into the Jean Grey School while Quentin quotes Rorschach ... which is staged because Cap respects that this is what Quentin needed the other students to see.
- Energy Being: Per X-Men: Schism, Quentin's ascension to another plane of existence was actually the result of his secondary mutation activating, which apparently turned him into this. Finding non-corporeality "boring", he chose to return to his human form and became The Fettered.
- Fantastic Racism: Of the anti-human variety. He was fond of whipping up these feelings in fellow students too via his Emotion Control. Now, he doesn't seem to care.
- The Fettered: Surprisingly enough for a little shit like him, but he has willingly chosen to be this. Keep reading for the specifics.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: A form he himself is comfortable with, as he reverted to his human body after becoming an Energy Being because he found the latter to be boring.
- Freudian Excuse: It eventually comes out in X-Force that his self-destructive behavior that lead to his excessive deaths and erratic identity issues is a form of self-punishment born from a suppressed memory of killing his birth parents with his powers.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: In every book he’s been in there’s maybe one person that likes him while the others at best tolerate him in varying degrees.
- Fun T-Shirt: His T-shirts, which have a different snarky catchphrase on them in each appearance. It's eventually revealed that it's actually blank and that he's telepathically casting an illusion it has a design.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: In his first appearances, Quire was a thinly-veiled analogue to Klebold-Harris type kids. Years later, writers more sympathetic to his position reformed him by focusing on more of his Tragic Villain tendencies. Inevitably, he always ends up going too far and making a public enemy of himself.
- Since joining the Jean Grey School, and what happens thereafter (including joining the West Coast Avengers), he's settled on Face - and while he's still a smug prick for much of that, a Break the Haughty experience or three has made him think a lot more bearable to be around.
- Holding Back the Phlebotinum: Per X-Men: Schism, he willingly holds himself back from the full range of his abilities by choosing to return to and remain in his corporeal human form rather than the Energy Being state his secondary mutation activated.
- Hive Queen: In Age of Apocalypse his psychic potential is apparently low. He figured out to compensate for it with a "psychic pyramid scheme" where he mind controls low level telepaths en masse to funnel their power into him. He refers to himself as the Overmind - which if nothing else, demonstrates that his ego is more consistent than his power set.
- Impossible Genius: Supposedly he thinks ten billion "brilliant thoughts" per second.
- In Name Only: Quite literally in X-Men: The Last Stand, as a minor character in that movie is called Kid Omega but is not even a bad adaptation of Quire — he's actually an adaptation of Quill, a Too Good for This Sinful Earth member of the X-students, and was given Quire's codename by mistake. A more accurate design can briefly be seen at the end of Dark Phoenix.
- Informed Ability: According to his bio, Quire is apparently one of the most powerful telepaths and telekinetics on the planet, with telepathy on the level of the Greys and telekinesis that rivals that of Vulcan and Apocalypse. Nothing he has ever done lives up to this hyping — Rachel, Jean, and the Stepford Cuckoos have all owned him for free in every confrontation he's ever had with them, he's never even gone up against any of the mutant heavy hitters, and his greatest telekinetic feat is putting a smashed room back together brick by brick◊ — not a bad showing to be sure, but again nothing that seems to merit the much vaunted "omega" designation.
- Then again, Quire is consistently shown to very rarely learn anything from his experiences. As a result, his relatively limited powers (compared to where they should be) are perhaps because he's never really worked at them, or had to work at it - Rachel underwent Training from Hell, Jean levelled up over time under Xavier's guidance, while the Cuckoos trained under Jean, Xavier, and Emma Frost. Quire, on the other hand, thinks he doesn't need to listen to anyone - meaning that he doesn't actually learn anything.
- By the mid New 10's, he's become somewhat more consistent, developing his psychic weaponry more effectively and, when his powers get chopped back, using them more effectively on the WCA. He's still not on the same level as any of the above, but there's now at least some justification to his claims. Some.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In X-Force he performs this to rescue Krakoa from a sentient version of Cerebro that was eating mutants' brains; after which a distraught Phoebe realizes she can no longer sense his mind, and Sage discovers that he has been wiped from the Cerebro records, thus making any attempt at resurrecting him impossible... at least until he returns as "Old Man Omega".
- Insufferable Teen Genius: Frequently to Smug Snake levels. Emma compliments his intelligence and in the Age Of Apocalypse universe Jean notes his intellect is more exceptional than his powers.
- Inexplicably Awesome: No reason is given for why this "My Little Brony" (as Hellion so memorably calls him) was chosen by the Phoenix Force to be one of its hosts.
- James Bondage: His attempt to infiltrate the Hellfire Academy really didn't end well for him and he ended up having to be rescued by Toad and Idie.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Gold would be stretching it, but in the 2010s he has proven willing to be helpful to the X-Men without being arm-twisted into it. He also develops an Odd Friendship with Krakoa, the rest of the West Coast Avengers (2018) team, and, bafflingly, a relationship with Gwenpool of all people. The most definitive example is when he experiences the depth of feeling that elephants are capable of and suggests aid for conservationists in Africa.
- Karma Houdini: The most recent time he came back, when he was accepted into Wolverine's X-academy with little more than a nod and a wink to his past actions — though that might be because as was observed when he was handed over, doing that was more likely to turn him into something other than a monster, and if he was Wolverine's school, he had Rachel Summers to keep an eye on him (which is useful, since she proved able to turn his brains to porridge when required).
- Kavorka Man: Is usually depicted as not very attractive, if not outright grotesque, but since his Heel–Face Turn he's gotten many girls who are out of his league to go out with him, most recently the identical twinnote of his long time unrequited crushnote .
- Kryptonite Is Everywhere: He and his flunkies literally download a schematic of a psi-blocking helmet off the Internet in order to subdue Professor X. Presumably Chuck installed filtering software on his school's computers after this escapade.
- Love Makes You Crazy: In New X-Men, he's the classic neckbeard who goes all Stalker with a Crush when rejected (really, it's a surprise we never see Quire eating Doritos and guzzling Mountain Dew). Mercifully, he grows out of it.
- Mutant: Wields Psychic Powers, if consistently ill-defined ones:
- Emotion Control: Frequently abused to fire up his fellow teens into acts of rebellion.
- Having a Blast: He calls this his 'psychic shotgun', and forms a mental construction of a shotgun - or, latterly, a revolver - to wield it.
- Master of Illusion: At least if Marvel editor Jordan D. White is to be believed, as according to him Quire's signature T-shirts are all really blank and he just telepathically whips up illusions of whatever slogan of the day he wants them to have. Considering his personality, this makes a certain amount of sense.
- Mental World: Is capable of creating one within his own head. He loses control shortly after testing it out by taking Armor and Wolverine up into it though.
- Mind Manipulation: Being a high-order telepath, he is capable of mind control. At one point he was successfully able to control Wolverine himself.
- Mind over Matter: Wields limited telekinetic abilities, though he doesn't seem to be at Jean Grey levels.
- Telepathy: Called "one of the most powerful telepaths of his generation" by Professor X. However, he's no match for Rachel Grey, as he finds out the hard way.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Apparently has a fascination with serial killers (revealed in conversation with a more or less reformed John Sublime, who was unimpressed), managed to use all the horrors in his head to destroy an Arkea-animated Sentinel, and when mind-probed by Psylocke, what she saw in there was enough to thoroughly disgust her:Psylocke: You perverted little scrub—Quentin Quire: If you can't take the heat, get the hell out of my imagination.
- Opposites Attract: The most reasonable explanation of him falling for Gwen Poole in West Coast Avengers (2018). They literally have nothing in common except for dyed pink hair and when they start out, literally Love to Hate each other, which morphs to Belligerent Sexual Tension fairly quickly. He's an ultra powerful mutant, who likes to play up his own uniqueness and deep understanding of reality to serve his own ego, but actually just follows the status quo at the end of the day, she's (initially) a baseline human warps reality with her actually unique understanding of the world so a free spirit in ways he can't even start to understand. Oddly enough, it ends up developing into a reasonably happy and functional relationship.
- Oblivious Adoption: Is informed by his parents that he's adopted, on his birthday, and over the phone. It's after this that he dyed his hair and started lashing out.
- Odd Friendship: With Krakoa, who makes up the grounds of the Jean Grey School and later, it would seem, Quire's personal desert island. Certainly, Krakoa seems to be the only person he actually likes. He later gets a soft spot for Benjamin Deeds who is on of the few students who can tolerate him.
- Astonishingly, he also ends up getting a couple of moments like this with Teen Jean - oddly enough after his immediate thought is that he'll never forgive himself if he doesn't score with her. Mostly, she's just amused, and remarks that it's refreshing to be looked at as something other than The Paragon or The Dreaded, and they get on surprisingly well.
- The Paragon Always Rebels: Xavier often describes Quire as his #1 student, so of course Quire winds up walking around wearing 'Magneto Was Right' T-shirts and leading student riots.
- Power Creep, Power Seep: He's an omega level telepath in the main timeline (though his powers take a dive in the late 2010s after another encounter with the Phoenix, but remain formidable), but a low-level one in the Age of Apocalypse. Possibly the result of For Want of a Nail, but it's never specified.
- Purely Aesthetic Glasses: He used to need his glasses but requested after some resurrections on Krakoa to have his vision corrected. He still wears them, even using his powers to wear an armless holographic pair to go with a new uniform.
- Progressively Prettier: He's downright ugly in his original appearances. Later appearances smooth out his face and give him more stylish hair and clothing.
- Random Power Ranking: While it was hinted at before, 2019's House of X title confirms him to be an omega level mutant.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He apparently is a believer in this, if his hair is anything to go by.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: For his first foray as a supervillain Quire, along with the rest of his "Omega Gang", adopted this look.
- Self-Made Orphan: Unwillingly - his first manifestation of his powers wound up killing his birth parents.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Considers Professor X and Magneto to be yesterday's news and himself to be the revolutionary mutantkind needs to 'wake up'. Wolverine dismisses his actions as pretty low-level, when goading him into helping Wolverine cheat at an intergalactic casino to fund the Jean Grey School, and the fact that no one actually cares about him becomes a Running Gag. It's later played more seriously as Quentin takes a long, hard look at himself and realises that yeah, he's this trope.Quentin Quire: I am apparently the only mutant in all of Westchester County who is not a complete and utter imbecile. If it wasn't already a certainty, it is now.
- Smug Snake: Frequently. He tries to mess with Rachel Grey's head by bringing up her Hound memories, simply for the sake of Superdickery. Rachel was not fazed and fried his brain within two seconds.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Sophie Cuckoo. Mercifully, he grew out of it.
- Superdickery: The aforementioned 'air the dirty secrets of all the world leaders' stunt. Sure, it felt good to him, but it drew a big red bullseye on the backs of all his fellow mutants he claimed to be doing it for, and Wolverine dismisses it (and the riot) as pretty pathetic, considering.
- He also tries this on Rachel Grey, digging up her Hound memories with a smug smirk. About two seconds later, he was on the floor with a Psychic Nosebleed.
- Teenage Wasteland: Turns the Xavier Institute into this for all of a few hours in the Riot at Xavier's story.
- Teens Are Monsters: Particularly in his original incarnation, where he was essentially a school shooter with superpowers.
- They Killed Kenny Again: During X-Force (2019), he has the annoying tendency (for him) of getting killed and then being revived. His reaction at his most recent killing: Oh, No... Not Again!
- Token Evil Teammate: Even after making his Heel–Face Turn, he still remains an amoral dick who just so happens to not be a full-on villain anymore.
- Took a Level in Kindness: His relationship with Gwenpool shows him slowly coming to care for her and her well-being. By the end of West Coast Avengers, he and Gwen have moved beyond their Slap-Slap-Kiss relationship and decide to become a loving couple. The kinship he develops with Gwen's pet land-shark, Jeff, implies that he's changing for the better.
- Unskilled, but Strong: On paper he's a major heavyweight but is near effortlessly humbled by anyone with a similar but equal, or even technically weaker, powerset that can draw on deeper experience to use it with.
- Unwitting Pawn: Quire's return to corporeality was retconned after the fact to be the work of Kade Kilgore, who knew that the impulsive young mutant would do something stupid to heighten anti-mutant tensions upon his return to Earth.
- Whip It Good: As his profile image shows, he originally carried a whip. Subverted in that he really didn't know how to use it and was just carrying it to look cool.
- Whole Costume Reference: His striped shirt and whip look was based on an "artist's impression of a mutant overlord" used to justify Fantastic Racism in X-Men #14, back in 1965.
- Young Conqueror: Often portrayed as wanting to be this but being too wet behind the ears to pull it off.