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Neal Shaara / Thunderbird III

Nationality: Indian, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men (Vol. 2) #100 (May, 2000)

A young man from an upper class family in Calcutta, Neal joined the X-Men after his mutant abilities manifested when Bastion attempted to turn him into a Prime Sentinel. After training on Muir Island under Moria MacTaggert's supervision he joined Storm's X-Treme X-Men team before eventually departing with Lifeguard to search for her brother Davis.

  • I Believe I Can Fly: Using the "superheated air" trick. He leaves a very visible fire trail behind him, which lent itself to problems during stealth missions.
  • Legacy Character:
    • And one that doesn't make much sense, either. The Indian from India with fire powers is named after the Native American Indian with super strength, speed, and endurance...?
    • Apparently it was a last minute name swap. There were originally plans to name him Agni (after the Hindu god of fire), but then editorial realized naming a fictional hero after a god still worshipped by one of the world's largest faiths might result in... issues.
  • Love Triangle: Directly involved in the break-up of Psylocke and Archangel.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Who later became a mentor to two other naïve newcomers, despite still being the new guy himself!
  • Playing with Fire: Solar plasma, technically, but it amounts to the same thing in practice. Only more so.
  • Put on a Bus: After the events of X-Treme X-Men's second arc, he and Lifeguard set to Walking the Earth in search of her brother. They've only been seen a handful of times in the last eight years, even though they're two of the mutants who explicitly kept their powers after M-Day.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: His brother Sanjit went missing, and Neal and a police officer named Karima Shapandar went looking for him, only to wind up captured by Bastion's goons, where they learned Neal's brother had been turned into a Prime Sentinel. The same fate befell Karima, who had started developing feelings for Neal, but when Bastion tried assimilating Neal it just awakened his Mutant powers. Sanjit overcame his programming to save Neal and Karima, only for the later to tell Neal to get away before her own programming kicked in.


Nathan Christopher Charles Summers / Cable

Notable Aliases: Nathan Winters, Nathan Dayspring, Askani'son, Soldier X, Chosen One, Traveler

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants #86 (1990)

The once-mysterious Cable (a.k.a. Nathan Summers) is Cyclops' time-traveling son who was infected with the deadly techno-organic virus during his infancy, which he keeps at bay using his advanced psionic powers. At one time a founding member and leader of the militant team called X-Force, previously known as the New Mutants, Cable takes the aimless youths under his wing and whips them into fighting shape in order to prepare them for future threats.

See Cable


Danielle "Dani" Moonstar / Mirage

Notable Aliases: Psyche, Spellbinder, Mirage, Dark Rider, Chief

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (November, 1982)

A tribal Cheyenne girl raised by her grandfather after her parents were apparently killed by a giant demonic bear (though what really happened to them turned out to be much more complicated). Was taken in by Xavier after her grandfather's death. Initially, her powers were creating illusions (often using a person's greatest fears or desires as a template, but not always) and animal telepathy. These and other abilities have fluctuated over the years.



Tessa / Sage

Notable Aliases: Tessa, Lady Tessa, Diana Fox, Britannia

Nationality: Balkans Region, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men #132 (April, 1980)

Born in a war-torn Balkan country, Sage saved the life of Charles Xavier in Afghanistan and returned with him to America. As he put together the first generation of X-Men, Sage's existence was kept secret as he sent her undercover into the Hellfire Club to spy on Sebastian Shaw. After years spent by Shaw's side passing information to Xavier her true allegiances were revealed and Sage has since been a member of several X-Teams. With the founding of the mutant nation of Krakoa, Sage plays a key role as the overseer of Krakoa's gateway network, monitoring all arrivals and departures from the island's control center.

  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • She spent her early teenage years in a war-torn land as a lone warrior, and has killed a lot of people.
    • When Charles Xavier rescued her from that life, it was only to train her to be his spy in the depraved Hellfire Club. She later made it clear she deeply resented him for this.
  • Depending on the Artist: Her shades have been drawn with significant differences by almost every artist, including appearing as regular spectacles, bulky visors, or a visor over a single eye.note 
  • Emotionless Girl: She is pretty emotionless sometimes, though occasionally shifting to The Stoic level when really, really worked up. Naturally, she's such an expert at Perp Sweating that her gaze alone accomplishes what Wolverine's famed "claw on either side of neck; dare me to pop the middle?" approach cannot.
  • Enemy Within: Inverted. After recovering from Becoming the Mask, she is bequeathed a dying goddess' knowledge, leading to her "mask" — Diana — personality trying to take over. Diana is so heroic, she ends up sacrificing herself to save Sage's life, knowing Sage would never do the same for her.
  • Facial Markings: Has a pair of black markings below her eyes.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Sage's powers enhance her mind and body, rather than providing a natural force advantage. She uses modern weapons that can benefit from her uncanny precision, such as rifles, hand guns, and knives. If unarmed, she'll try to take a weapon from someone else before trying to fight hand-to-hand.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Downplayed. Her obvious gadgets are her cybernetic shades and the related computer surveillance network. She's far more secretive about what other gadgets she has in her Utility Belt.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: In X-Treme X-Men, Sage starts wearing "cybernetic shades", serving as both Everything Sensor and Holographic Terminal.
  • Happy Ending Override: Her (involuntary but not unwelcome) ascent to god-like omniscience was undone when the next series of Exiles was written, leaving her and her previous team in suspended animation.
  • Instant Expert: A single lesson in any skill will be enough for the rest of her life.
  • Mission Control: This is her main function at Krakoa, monitoring all movement to and from the island and directing traffic through Krakoa's gateways or directing responses to hostile incursions.
  • Most Common Super Power: From her early corset wearing Hellfire Club days to being an X-Man, she's drawn with big D-cup size breasts.
  • My Skull Runneth Over: When the goddess Roma, daughter of Merlin is dying, she bequeaths her cosmic-level knowledge directly into Sage's mind, leading to a case of Enemy Within that makes it very hard to deal with the mind phantoms. The only way Sage can survive is to become god-like herself.
  • No Name Given: She was originally introduced as "Tessa", though it was later revealed that this is not her first legal name. Sage only ever uses her codename, even when talking to herself.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: She used to wear corsets when she was in Hellfire Club.
  • Omniglot: She claimed to be fluent in over one hundred and twenty languages.note 
  • Photographic Memory: She's able to store everything that she experiences in a photographic memory and retrieve it immediately without the typical human pause for thought. She's also unable to forget any mistake she's ever made.
  • Powers as Programs: Sage understands how mutant powers work because she can telekinetically perceive a mutant's DNA and has the raw computational power to accurately model the power in action. Altering that DNA allows her to initialise or alter powers in other mutants.note 
  • Psychic Block Defense: Sage typically turns her psychic powers inward, making her mind nearly impenetrable. Not only does this allow her to No-Sell almost any psychic manipulation attempt, she can also reflect such attacks.
  • Shout-Out: She's been likened to a Mentat from the Dune series.
  • Snap Back: In the second volume of Comic Book/X-Treme X-Men, she is encountered in another universe by a team of multiverse-travelling X-Men with no explanation of how she got there. This event being so improbable, the new writer had to insist that she was actually the original character, not some alternate version.
  • Sociopathic Hero: After growing up in war-torn countries, she considers societal rules optional. She will be tactless, avoid parties, and kill a room full of enemy soldiers when her teammates aren't watching.
  • Super Empowering: In X-Treme X-Men, Sage demonstrates the ability to "jump-start" powers in other mutants.
    • Saved Beast's life when he was dying, but inadvertently caused him to mutate into his cat-like form.note 
    • Enhanced Rogue's power, giving her full recall of all psyches and their powers that she ever absorbed.
    • Unlocked Slipstream's power for the first time, after identifying him as a latent mutant.
    • Restored Gambit's powers to him after he lost them.
    • Temporarily enhanced Gambit's powers to allow his own low-level healing factor to heal a case of blindness.
    • May or may not have enhanced Lifeguard's powers, causing her to lose the ability to regain human form.
  • Techno Wizard: Though she lacks true Technopathy, she has created computer systems so capable that she can effortlessly hack not only every muggle system connected to the Internet, but the security systems of alien invaders. note 
  • Telepathy: Subverted. She has high-level telepathic abilities, and was trained by Charles Xavier, but her natural and preferred expression of this power is a permanent Psychic Block Defense that works in both directions.
  • Utility Belt: Her costumes usually include a utility belt and additional scattered pouches, but she rarely pulls anything out of those pockets.
    Black Tom Cassidy: Why you wearing that, love?
    Sage: I was told we were going into the field. I wanted to be ready for anything.
    Black Tom Cassidy: It's like you got measles, but the measles is pockets.
  • Wine Is Classy: Before Krakoa-as-a-nation, she was frequently seen drinking red wine.


Hector Rendoza / Wraith

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #392 (May, 2001)

A Mutant from Boston who was recruited when Magneto kidnapped Charles and most of the X-Men had left on a mission to obtain Destinies diaries.

  • De-Power: He was among the many mutants that lost their powers during M-Day.
  • Expy: He was a young mutant who could not pass for regular human and was introduced being rescued from a mob by Jean Grey who used her powers to freeze said mob. This was the exact manner in which Professor X recruited Nightcrawler.
  • One Steve Limit: Shares the codename of Wraith with Zak-Del and John Wraith.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen since 2001.


Paul Provenzano / Omerta

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #392 (May, 2001)

A super strong and bullet proof mutant who was introduced as a mafioso wannabe to help rescue Xavier from Magneto.

  • Alliterative Name: Paul Provenzano.
  • All There in the Manual: Paul never took the name "Omerta" in canon, but that was his original name to begin with in the X-Men database.
  • Back from the Dead: After being killed at the Neverland concentration camp alongside Maggot and other mutants, he returned after 17 years through unspecified means, although without his powers.
  • Logical Weakness: His invulnerability doesn't cover the human basic needs of oxygen, neither they protect him from gas.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Paul was virtually invulnerable, although he was proved to be possibly hurt, as Northstar was able to make him nose-bleed, using his super-speed to punch him. He was even immune to Magneto's attempt to manipulate the iron within his own blood.
  • Official Couple: With Wendy Sherman/Stinger, even having a child together.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: More like politically incorrect Nominal Hero. He was only recruited because most of the recently X-Men left to locate Destiny's diaries, otherwise they wouldn't have recruited an asshole who wanted to takeover a local crime ring. He does join but even then he's shown to be homophobic towards Northstar. He does get better.


Leyu Yoshida / Sunpyre

Nationality: Japanese, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #392 (May, 2001)

The younger half-sister of Shiro Yoshida, aka Sunfire, Leyu possessed the same mutant abilities and poor attitude as her older sibling. She responded to Jean Grey's call for help to rescue Xavier from Magneto on Genosha, but left the X-Men immediately after that mission. Leyu then joined Banshee's short-lived X-Corps, where she was murdered by the mutant criminals recruited into the faction by Banshee.

    White Queen 

Emma Grace Frost / White Queen
The many outfits of Emma Frost

Notable Aliases: Perfection Phoenix, Black Queen, Storm (mind swapped), Ice Princess (Hellfire Club pole dancer name), Queen of Crystal Heart, Black King, Ice Queen, Diamond Lass

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men #129 (January, 1980)

Originally starting off as a super villain and enemy of the X-Men, during which she was the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, Emma Frost is a powerful mutant telepath who can transform herself into organic diamond. She has become a prominent member of the X-Men. A gifted teacher, Emma is renowned for her beauty, wit, and revealing attire.



Kuan-Yin Xorn / Xorn

Notable Aliases: Magneto

Nationality: Chinese, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men Annual #2001 (September, 2001)

Xorn is a mutant with a tiny star inside his head. After joining the X-Men, he became addicted to the drug Kick and began to believe himself to be Magneto.

  • Becoming the Mask: Xorn's character was originally supposed to be Magneto in disguise, though this was later retconned. In the revised continuity, Xorn is a Chinese mutant who, under the influence of a drug called Kick, took on Magneto's identity in order to enforce his supremacist ideals, eventually convincing himself that he really was the person he was impersonating.
  • Creepy Twins / Those Two Guys: With Zorn in ''Way of X"
  • Evil Twin: Inverted. Austen's run introduces his good twin brother, who has the same powers and the personality he pretended to have.
  • Identical Stranger: Xorn's real face happens to look just like Magneto's.
  • The Medic: Had some ill-defined healing abilities, and they often didn't work, or he had a zen-sounding reason to not do it. That's because he healed Xavier by fixing his spine using his magnetic powers on the nano-sentinels. He couldn't heal most of the people he was asked to.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He frazzles a bunch of U-Men when they try to kill his students.


Jonothon "Jono" Evan Starsmore / Chamber

Notable Aliases: Decibel, The Blue Banshee, Blue Boy

Nationality: British, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Generation X #1 (November, 1994)

A London native whose power has horribly disfigured his face and upper torso, Jono has long struggled with being a mutant and the expectations that come with being an X-Man. He is one of several descendants of Apocalypse, although he rejects that heritage and wants nothing to do with Clan Akkaba.

  • Anti-Hero: Type I.
  • Back from the Dead: He was killed by Harpoon of the Marauders while burning them to death for killing several Morlocks, but was returned to life a few months later by the Five on the newly founded mutant nation of Krakoa.
  • Badass Longcoat: He is quite fond of them, and most of his official X-Men uniforms include a longcoat.
  • Blessed with Suck: Chamber's mutation gave him the ability to emit fire from his mouth and chest area. His inability to turn it off eventually completely destroyed his lower jaw and most of his chest. He didn't really feel any pain from it, but he's still missing his jaw and has a nearly completely exposed ribcage.
  • Breath Weapon: Though he can't turn it off and it caused him to lose his lower jaw.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Lost his powers and his deformity during the Decimation.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Jubilee in the 2017 Generation X series. They share a kiss at one point, along with other tender scenes. In the final chapter, Paige tells him that he and Jubilee look good together. The current status of their relationship is unclear since his death at the hands of Harpoon and subsequent revival on Krakoa.
  • Disability Superpower: See Blessed with Suck.
  • Energy Being: Very, very heavily implied.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's lost most of his lower jaw and chest, but he's a competent fighter in spite of his injuries.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: He would be able to reconstruct his face, if he knew how.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: After losing a huge amount of his body, you can't blame him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Through character development.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's a distant descendant of Apocalypse, and post-Decimation he got the markings to prove it (turns out they were always there; he blew out everything from mouth-level to midriff, and didn't get healed until some years later, real-world time. To everyone's shock, he was restored with... an Apocalypse-like jaw and the markings of Apocalypse's followers on his chest. He basically said something to the effect of "When did I ever ask to be healed?").
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: During his brief stint with the New Warriors, Jono wore a sonic rig that could turn sound into energy constructs.
  • Power Degeneration: He had an explosive power that blew off his jaw and upper chest prior to joining the team. Using his power slowly widened the explosive area, he near literally had part of his face and chest "on fire".
  • Power Limiter: During his time with Generation X, it was hinted a (and even explicitly stated in a novel by writer Scott Lobdell ) that he was only ever accessing a fraction of his true potential, which is something approaching the level of X-Man or Phoenix. The reason for why he doesn't seems to be psychological. However, this has never been fully explored since Lobdell left the X-Books.
  • Psychic Powers: He needs them to talk.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Not needing to eat, breathe or drink as well as communicating telepathically. In fact, his name comes from the fact that he is a chamber for raw psionic energy. (The fire being psionic energy is also why he gets thought speak... which is actually a really fine-tune use of his power for someone who otherwise can only blow things up with it.)
  • Status Quo Is God: Both were brought back during the "Age Of X" storyline (Thanks to a Reality Warper), and remained even after things were returned to normal.

    Stacy X 

Miranda Leevald / Stacy X

Notable Aliases: Ripcord, Mira, X-Stacy

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #399 (December, 2001)

Originally a mutant working at a brothel in Nevada, Stacy X became a member of the X-Men using her Pheromone powers to help out her team. Depowered during M-Day she joined the New Warriors when she suddenly had her abilities back in Vengeance. A later appearance in Domino revealed she was using make up to simulate her old appearance and was possibly suicidal. As of Way Of X she's now officially repowered again and has made it a mission to look after the abandoned children of Krakoa while spreading information on safe sex.

  • Anti-Hero: Type I-II, at least at first. She's almost saintly by the time Hickman's run.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her outfits usually show her stomach.
  • Black Bra and Panties: Wears a leather pair.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Lost her powers after House of M thanks to the Scarlet Witch. Somehow she appeared to have gained them back during the Vengeance miniseries, but a later story revealed she was using make-up to simulate her old appearance.
  • Combat Stilettos: Wears a pair of black knee-high stiletto heels.
  • Fetish: Particularly for her clients — she's a successful prostitute despite having scaly skin and snake eyes.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Seems to prefer it over any other article of clothing.
  • Hidden Depths: In later years Stacy has begun to receive more noticeable depth due to the changing perceptions of sex workers and sexually active women such as herself beyond being exotic eye candy.
    • Under her creator Joe Casey, she gradually started to open up to the other members of the team. Later writers ignored this.
    • Her appearance in the Domino annual revealed how deeply unhappy (and possibly suicidal) she was without her powers since they allowed her to experience the world on a deeper, more meaningful level than most people.
    • When mutants start abandoning their babies in Krakoa, Stacy creates an unnoficial orphanage for them.
  • Holier Than Thou: Isn't afraid to call people out on this when they start questioning her line of work.
  • Orphanage of Love: Creates one in Krakoa.
  • Pheromones: She can control other's pheromones through skin contact, producing sensations and physical reactions in anyone she touches. Being a former prostitute, she usually used this power to cause orgasmic pleasure, although she once used it to relieve the pain of a terminally ill man who couldn't be helped with traditional drugs.
  • Punny Name: Stacy X has the power to induce ecstacy with a touch. Or nausea, but that's not punny.
  • Snake People: She's a sexy, sexy, snake-woman.
  • Snakes Are Sexy: In-Universe.
  • Stocking Filler: In several scenes.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: What her outfit looks like.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Nightcrawler on his unfounded moral outrage to her promoting safe sex on Krakoa by pointing out the "Make more mutants" creed has led to people giving birth to children they're carelessly abandoning. While she's doing what she can to look after the abandoned newborns until they're adopted, she's taking steps to stop more unwanted pregnancies and prevent the spread of STDs.


Heather Cameron / Lifeguard

Nationality: Australian

Species: Shi'ar/Mutant hybrid

First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men #6 (December, 2001)

Heather and Davis Cameron were a lifeguard and a surfer, respectively, living in Surfers Paradise in Australia. Unbeknownst to them, their father is an underworld crime lord known as Viceroy, and upon his death they were attacked. Together with Storm and Neal Shaara (the new Thunderbird), they managed to defeat their attackers. Heather discovered she was a mutant with the power to manifest whatever was necessary to save the life of someone in danger around her, including her own. Her power enabled her to manifest wings, golden armor, the ability to breathe underwater, and many other less noticeable adaptations. Heather soon joined the splinter team of X-Men, and formed a romance with Thunderbird.

  • The Cameo: She appeared very briefly in X-Force (2019) at a party on Krakoa.
  • Facial Markings: Manifested alongside her powers. Its design tends to change, along with her powers.
  • Most Common Super Power She has a big bust. Which is currently golden.
  • Put on a Bus: Sent to the Xavier's School Indian Branch.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: She remains stuck in a half Shi'ar form.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Her current height is 7ft tall, and even before that she was still 5'10"/178cm tall.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Of a sort. Her power is to develop whatever physical ability best helps her save lives, initially specifically someone else's life and not her own. Wings, armored skin, multiple limbs, Super Strength... the thing is, she can't predict the form it'll take. She hasn't looked fully human in some time.


Davis Cameron / Slipstream

Nationality: Australian

Species: Shi'ar/Mutant hybrid

First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men #6 (December, 2001)

He and his sister Heather lived perfectly normal lives at Surfers Paradise in Australia. They did not know that their actual father was an underworld crime lord known as Viceroy, and upon his death they were attacked. When Heather's life was endangered, Davis was informed by Sage that although he was never meant to be a mutant (his latent mutant gene was supposed to be passed down to his children) his mutant power might be helpful to her. He agreed to let her activate it, gaining a teleportational ability in the form of the "warp wave". Together with Storm and Thunderbird III, he and his sister manage to defeat their attackers. Following these events, both siblings join Storm's team of X-Men. Davis had a brief romance with Storm.

  • The Bus Came Back: After eighteen years he returned, albeit in the background of a single panel where he is helping to fight an incursion of bio-engineered soldiers on Krakoa.
  • De-Power: It was confirmed that he was one of many mutants who lost their powers on M-Day. He has since been seen on Krakoa using his powers, suggesting he either got them back somehow or died and was revived with them by the Five.
  • Put on a Bus: Left the team after a fight with his sister Lifeguard.
  • Teleportation with Drawbacks: He can create a tunnel through space and 'surf' through it, taking others with him. It's hinted that if he 'wiped out', the portal could collapse and he and his passengers would be beyond screwed.
  • What Have I Become?: Has a Freak Out after seeing his sister in Shapeshifter Mode Lock and quits the team.


Jean-Paul Beaubier / Northstar

Notable Aliases: Jean-Paul Martin

Nationality: Canadian, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men #120 (April, 1979)

Twin brother of Aurora, Northstar is the haughty mutant speedster affiliated with the X-Men, though he was originally a member of Alpha Flight. He is most famous for being the first openly gay superhero.

See the Northstar page


Paige Elisabeth Guthrie / Husk

Notable Aliases: Hayseed

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

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

Husk is a mutant with the ability to husk her skin to expose a new type and layer of skin underneath. A member of the Guthrie family, Paige followed in her brother Sam's footsteps and joined the Xavier Institute as a student. A member of Generation X, Paige has been a member of several teams of X-Men and eventually joined the faculty of the Institute, but has suffered from identity issues due to the nature of her power.

  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: She's naked when using her powers.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her current X-Men uniform leaves her midriff exposed.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting her brother, Cannonball - which is understandable considering what happened to their other brother. This isn't seen often, since Cannonball, being an extremely experienced superhero and Nigh-Invulnerable when using his powers, is rarely hurt. However, a brutally powerful Offhand Backhand from a deeply unimpressed X-Man did the job, and left Paige outright furious (and far out of her weight class, but that's another matter).
  • Broken Bird: During Wolverine & the X-Men, when she's suffering from outright personality shifts every time she husks thanks to problems with her powers, and had unresolved depression problems relating to the death of her younger brother, Jay Guthrie. She eventually pulled a Face–Heel Turn, before realising what was happening to her and getting help.
  • Deep South: Like her brother, she's from Kentucky.
  • Face–Heel Turn: When she joined the Hellfire Academy thanks to her powers affecting her mental state. She pulled Heel–Face Turn soon enough afterwards.
  • Funetik Aksent: She slips into a Kentucky accent when scared or stressed.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Husk was revealed as this. Her brother was already the super-hero Cannonball, and she tried everything she could to get mutant powers to develop, almost killing herself a few times. Finally she just about gave up, crying and clenching herself... when her skin started flaking off like old wallpaper. She ripped and shredded and tore herself up, which for anyone else would have been scary as hell, but for her, it was the happiest moment of her life.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Initially.
  • Magic Pants: Husk has the ability to transform her skin into any material she can think of, but she must tear off the existing layer to do so. This results in her being naked a fair amount of the time, but censor steam is omitted in some scenes where her new skin serves the purpose of a costume. She has specifically refused to revert to her human form on occasions because of her nudity.
  • May–December Romance:
    • A relatively low key version for this trop, considering the age gap was only about 15 years, but for a while, she was in a relationship with Archangel. This has since fallen by the wayside.
    • She also dated Toad briefly, though that was a mutually toxic relationship partially inspired by her damaged mental state and Toad's desire for affection from anyone. He put her on a pedestal and kept her husks to have tea parties with, and her power-related mental instability had her lashing out at everyone around her - particularly Toad, the X-Men's perennial Butt-Monkey.
  • Power Incontinence: Her power depends on her mental state, and when she's not entirely stable (which her powers can contribute to), she ends up manifesting a patchwork of skins, as her character image shows.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: During Wolverine and the X-Men, due to unresolved trauma over her brother's death, depression, and her powers affecting her sanity, leading to a temporary Face–Heel Turn.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Her powers destabilise her mind for a period during Wolverine and the X-Men.


Cain Marko / Juggernaut

Notable Aliases: Blubby, Can-Head, Captain Universe, Juggy, Kuurth, Ultimate Juggernaut

Nationality: American

Species: Human

First Appearance: X-Men #12 (July, 1965)

Cain Marko, also known as the Juggernaut, is the step-brother of X-Men founder Charles Xavier and the avatar of Cyttorak. Powered by the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak, Marko is bestowed virtually limitless brute strength and durability which he mostly uses for criminal pursuits and wanton destruction. The Juggernaut is considered one of the strongest and most powerful beings on Earth.

    Xorn II 

Shen Xorn / Xorn II

Nationality: Chinese, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men #157 (2004)

Shen Xorn is the brother of Kuan-Yin Xorn and wanted to make up for the horrible deeds of his brother. Unlike his brother, he has a black hole for a head, rather than a star. Following the Decimation, Shen was depowered. More recently, he has been in contact with Magneto's Uncanny X-Men.

  • Aborted Arc: When he was first introduced, he claimed that it was not Magneto who had attacked New York (which was true, and turned out to be his evil twin) but also that it was "someone else... someone I still sense within your midst." This was never referenced again, and turned out to be complete horse manure with the revelation that it was in fact Xorn I who attacked New York.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Related to the Aborted Arc entry; Xorn apparently knew the identity of the person pretending to be Magneto and claimed to know who it was and that it was someone within the X-Men's midst, but never got around to telling them who it was. The meta explanation for this is that it was Chuck Austen trying to ape Chris Claremont by dropping a bunch of dangling plot hooks on the way, but like the other hints (Cassandra Nova implied to possess Carter and Gambit being turned into a blind precog), this was forgotten and buried after Austen's departure.
  • Continuity Snarl: Comes with being (a) Xorn, he's where the ball starts rolling, trying to undo the "Xorn was Magneto" story by saying that no, that Xorn was a real guy who thought he was Magneto, and...
  • Combo Platter Powers: He's got Telepathy, is The Needless, and can be a Gravity Master via the miniature black hole in his head.
  • Cool Helmet: Same as his brother Xorn.
  • Creepy Twins / Those Two Guys: With Zorn in Way of X
  • Death Is Cheap: X-Men: Blue has him supposedly sacrifice himself to destroy Bastion. He returns in the first issue of House of X.
  • De-Power: He was said to have lost his powers on M-Day, but befitting his continuity-snarled backstory turned up again with them later.
  • Deus Exit Machina: An amusing literal example, as he was the exit machina that sucked Exodus's Brotherhood away from their attack on the X-Men and out of reality.
  • Gentle Giant: Not by Western standards, but at 6'2 both him and his brother are much taller than the average Chinese person.
  • Glowing Eyes: Has these through his mask.
  • Magical Asian: Well, with mutant power instead of magic, but he's still the stock "serene wise master who can kick ass when he wants and is usually meditating" character this trope describes.
  • One Steve Limit: With his brother, Xorn. In fairness, it's their family name. Alternate versions, starting with the Ultimate universe, tend to get around this by having Chen's name be spelled "Zorn".
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Serving double duty as the bus, he dragged Black Tom, Nocturne and most of the Brotherhood away with his black hole. They turned out to have been dragged off to Mojoworld, the poor bastards.
  • Redeeming Replacement: The first Xorn was a madman who thought he was Magneto at his worst. This Xorn is the serene Buddhist ally to the X-Men his brother pretended to be.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Like Kwannon / Psylocke II above, he is this on a meta level. Even though Xorn I's persona was completely fake, fans liked it so much that the writers decided to give him an identical twin brother in the form of this guy.
  • Ret-Canon: The Zorn name is taken from the Ultimate incarnation of the Xorn brothers, where Chen goes Zorn to differentiate him from his brother.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name has also been spelled as "Shen Xorn".
  • Technical Pacifist: He's a nice guy who'd rather not fight. But that black hole head makes him very dangerous when pushed.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: Doesn't get more unrealistic than having a black hole for a head!


Raven Darkholme / Mystique

Notable Aliases: Jean Grey, Professor Charles Xavier, Nick Fury, Storm, Raven Wagner, Leni Zauber, Valerie Cooper, Mallory Brickman, Ronnie Lake, Holt Adler, Surge, Foxx, Amichai Benvenisti, Risty Wilde

Nationality: American, Austrian, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: Ms. Marvel #18 (June, 1978)

True to her name, the shape shifting Mystique is an enigma. Is she a mutant terrorist determined to bring about the end of humanity, or a misguided mutant with a good heart?


James Proudstar / Warpath

Notable Aliases: Pridewalker, Running Sun, Thunderbird

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants #16 (June, 1984)

    Lady Mastermind 

Regan Wyngarde / Lady Mastermind

Notable Aliases: Mastermind

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Treme X-Men #6 (2001)

Regan is the daughter of the original Mastermind. Originally an agent for the Hellfire Club, she joined the X-Men after being captured by Pandemic. Shortly after, she betrayed the X-Men and joined the Marauders and eventually the Sisterhood of Mutants.


Victor Creed / Sabretooth

Notable Aliases: Slasher, El Tigre, Der Schlächter ("The Butcher" in German), Wolverine

Nationality: Canadian, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: Iron Fist #14 (August, 1977)

Victor Creed is the feral mutant called Sabretooth. He was a member/subject of the Weapon X Project and is the arch-enemy of Wolverine. Unlike Wolverine, Sabretooth embraces his primal instincts, leaving death in his wake. Due to a spell gone wrong by Scarlet Witch, Sabretooth got inverted and became a more heroic person for a while.

    Omega Sentinel 

Karima Shapandar / Omega Sentinel

Notable Aliases: Sentinel, X-Girl, Cybergirl

Nationality: Indian

Species: Human/Sentinel hybrid

First Appearance: X-Men Unlimited #27 (June, 2000)

Karima Shapandar is a human Sentinel. Freed of her mutant extermination protocols, she struggles to maintain what little humanity she has remaining.

See Orchis


Hisako Ichiki / Armor

Notable Aliases: The Shield

Nationality: Japanese, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

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

A young student at the Xavier Institute, Hisako was taken under the wing of Wolverine after being abducted alongside several X-Men to Breakworld. After proving herself to be a great asset to the team, Hisako continued to serve as a back-up member of the X-Men until finally graduating and joining the team on a permanent basis. On Krakoa she joined the New Mutants squad to seek out and help mutants who had yet to make it to the new mutant nation.

  • Achilles' Heel: Her armor proves vulnerable to Frickin' Laser Beams since, as she puts it, "The armor has to let light through". She also shows vulnerability to adamantium, though flesh cannot reach through, so the Trope Namer Wolverine Claws don't always reach to her.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She's shown flirting and going on three-way dates between herself, Pixie and young Cable. Also a case of Polyamory.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Her armor is described as being powered by the line of her ancestors, and actually becomes more powerful when people in her family die.
  • Ascended Fangirl: A great admirer of the X-Men, now she's a relatively prominent member.
  • Breakout Character: Of Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men.
  • Cute Bruiser: Hisako is a 5'4" (1.52 meters), 112 pound (50.8 kilos), cute and quippy Japanese girl. She can also flip over tanks.
  • Depending on the Artist: Anything from the shape, size and color of her armor tends to change with every new artist, and sometimes even by the same artist during the same story.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Introduced with a rather long Hime Cut, in the subsequent years she went for a chin-length hime style, and during Age of X-Man she cut it all the way to Boyish Short Hair. Nowadays she has a more, open-to-the-sides style. For the Hellfire Gala she has actually regrown it back to her long hime cut, albeit more stylized.
  • Fastball Special: Does it with Wolverine a couple of times (with Hisako doing the throwing).
  • Field Promotion: How she made the team.
  • Future Badass: According to at least one timeline, she grows up to lead the X-Men.
  • Instant Armor: Since it's made of energy, her armor manifests instantly.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Complete with becoming Wolverine's sidekick; she is basically the successor to Kitty, Jubilee, and Movie Rogue in that respect.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Fitting for a former Wolverine sidekick, she's short and can get pretty snarky.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Glob Herman of all people.
  • Running Gag: Complaining that her codename sucks, though she seems to be over it by now.
  • Secret-Keeper: Decides to hide the fact that Manon and Maxime altered the memories of Beak, Angel, and their kids to make them think that Beak's parents died peacefully years earlier instead of being murdered by cartel members seeking Krakoan medicine, as revealing it after the fact would only cause more pain to them and get the kids in trouble.
  • Sixth Ranger: Never part of the Academy X teams, she still joins them for a mission during Messiah Complex.
  • Sizeshifter: Kinda, her body remains the same size, but she can make her armor grow hundreds of feet tall, as well as becoming strong enough to beat Fin Fang Foom into submission with seemingly little effort.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: When she and Wolverine aren't busy being Mentor/Sidekick, most of their interactions come off as this.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Manon and Maxime for their alteration of Beak, Angel, and their children's memories, and explains to the twins that they can't just "help" people get over grief by changing their memories and that they denied them an actual grieving process.
  • Wolverine Claws: Has shown the ability to shape her armor into these, although only seen using them once in actual combat - against a non-human opponent.



Notable Aliases: Lady Kitten, Mam'selle Hepzibah, Zee

Nationality: Shi'ar Empire

Species: Mephitistoid

First Appearance: X-Men #107 (October, 1977)

Hepzibah is a Mephitisoid with a long standing hatred of the Shi'ar. She is the weapons officer of the Starjammers & love of Christopher Summers (aka Corsair). Following Corsair's death, she began a romantic relationship with Warpath (James Proudstar).


Megan Gwynn / Pixie

Notable Aliases: Dark Pixie, Winged Witch, Little Moth, Girly-Girl, Pix

Nationality: Welsh, Krakoan

Species: Human/Fairy mutant

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

Pixie is a fairy-winged mutant who can cause those exposed to her dust to experience hallucinations. Magik forged a fragment of her soul into a dagger which can disrupt magic and mystical beings. Pixie is a teleporter by means of a teleportation spell. She is a member of the X-men.


Xi'an Coy Manh / Karma

Notable Aliases: Shan

Nationality: Vietnamese, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up #100 (December, 1980)

Karma is a mutant with the ability to mentally possess other beings. A founding member of the New Mutants, she is one of the few confirmed and openly lesbian characters. She lost a leg and now has a cybernetic one in its place.


Roberto Da Costa / Sunspot

Notable Aliases: Lord Imperial, Black Rook, Black King, Citizen V

Nationality: Brazilian

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #4: The New Mutants (November 1982)

Roberto Da Costa is a mutant with the ability to harness the sun's power, which grants him superhuman strength, speed, and durability. Born in Brazil, Roberto comes from a wealthy family and has been described as brash and quick tempered. Initially a member of the New Mutants, Roberto has since developed a long history with various teams affiliated with both the X-Men and the Avengers. Currently, he is the owner and head of A.I.M.

See Sunspot


Jeanne-Marie Beaubier / Aurora

Notable Aliases: Sister Beaubier

Nationality: Canadian, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men #120 (April, 1979)

Aurora, the twin sister of Northstar, was a founding member of Alpha Flight. She also suffers from dissociative identity disorder, which often causes her to be caught in precarious situations.


Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla / Magma

Notable Aliases: Allison Crestmere, Amy, Mara

Nationality: Nova Roman, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants #8 (October, 1983)

Magma can transform into molten rock & has control over the Earth. She was one of the New Mutants, but left to join the Hellions. She has since been a teacher at the Xavier Institute and rejoined her teammates from the New Mutants.

    Doctor Nemesis 

James Nicola Bradley / Doctor Nemesis

Notable Aliases: Dr. Death, Nemesis

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant cyborg

First Appearance: Invaders (Vol. 2) #1 (May, 1993)

Dr. James Bradley is a "self-evolved" mutant super-scientist, co-creator of the original Human Torch, and a former Nazi hunter. He is well-known for his acerbic wit, immense arrogance and love for all things scientific.

See X-Club

    Box II 

Madison Jeffries / Box II

Notable Aliases: Box, Gemini, Jack-in-the-Box, Mad Jeff, Neurotic-Machine-Canuck, Redneck, Laforge, Insane Tech-Guy

Nationality: Canadian

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: Alpha Flight #1 (August, 1983)

Madison Jeffries is a mutant with the power to psionically restructure metal, plastic, and glass.


Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina / Magik

Notable Aliases: Darkchylde

Nationality: Russian, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May, 1975) note ; Magik (Storm and Illyana) #1 (December, 1983) note 

The younger sister of Colossus. Illyana Rasputin is a mutant teleporter, a sorceress, and the ruler of Limbo, who is currently a member of Storm's team of mutants residing in the "Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning".


Namor McKenzie / Sub-Mariner

Notable Aliases: Avenging Son, Chicken of the Sea, Dr. G.W. Falton, Ducklips, Emperor of the Deep, Fish-Man, Gill-Face, Imperius Rex", Joe Pierre, King Namor The First, Long John Silver, Lord of the Seven Seas, "Mr. Big", Namor the First, Phoenix, "Piscatorial Pirate", "Rex", Sea King Sealord, "Subby"

Nationality: Atlantean

Species: Human-Atlantean Mutant

First Appearance: Marvel Comics #1 (October, 1939)

Namor the Sub-Mariner is the ruler of undersea Atlantis. The offspring of a sea captain and an Atlantean princess, he has been both a hero and a villain to the surface world. Namor is one of Marvel's oldest published characters with his origins in the Golden Age of comics.


Neena Thurman / Domino

Notable Aliases: Neena Beatrice Thurman, Beatrice Thurman, Samantha Wu, Tamara Winter, Elena Vladescu, Jessica Marie Costello, Luisa Mendoza, Christina Elizabeth Alioso, Priscilla Sutherland, Hope Eldridge

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants #98 (February, 1991)

Domino is a skilled mutant mercenary who possesses the ability to manipulate probability in her favor, giving the effect of incredible luck.

See Domino


Tyrone Johnson / Cloak

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutate

First Appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (March, 1982)

Tyrone Johnson is the "dark" half of the vigilante duo known as Cloak and Dagger. After a drug-related experiment awakened his powers, he became a living personification of darkness. Cloak is the Yin to his partner Dagger's Yang. Superheroes of the streets, Cloak and Dagger wage a war against dangerous drugs and drug-related crimes.


Tandy Bowen / Dagger

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutate

First Appearance: Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (March, 1982)

Tandy Bowen is the "light" half of the vigilante duo known as Cloak & Dagger. After a drug-related experiment awakened her powers, she became a living personification of light, with the ability to generate super-luminosity at will and use it both offensively and defensively.


Tabitha Smith / Boom-Boom

Notable Aliases: Boomer, Doctor Madame McSplode, Firecracker, Meltdown, Mutate #35, Nancy Forrester, Tab, Tabby, Time Bomb

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: Secret Wars II #5 (November, 1985)

A former member of the New Mutants and X-Force, Boom-Boom is a mutant with the ability to create energy bombs of various sizes and intensity which explode upon impact.



Notable Aliases: "She Who Speaks Like Water Running Across the Stones"

Nationality: Coconut Grove, Krakoan

Species: Coconut Grove mutant

First Appearance: Fallen Angels #2 (May, 1987)

An alien from a glamourous planet, Ariel has the natural ability to teleport through doorways. She gathered young mutants to form the Fallen Angels and later discovered that she was also a mutant, albeit one of her alien species.

  • Human Aliens: Looks pretty human with the exception of the the bright multicolored hair.
  • Portal Door: Can make them.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She was last seen taking Rogue to the new Jean Grey Academy during AvX and hasn't been mentioned since.



Notable Aliases: Danger Room


Species: Robotic Mutant Artificial Intelligence

First Appearance: Astonishing X-Men (Vol. 3) #9 (March, 2005)

Danger was once the control unit for the X-Men's Danger Room. Since gaining sentience and being released, Danger has taken humanoid form and joined with the X-Men.

See X-Club



Notable Aliases: Pestilence, Hellhound, Hound, Death

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant, later augmented by Apocalypse

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #148 (August, 1981)

Caliban is a mutant that can sense other mutants within a 25 mile radius of himself. He was a Morlock, a member of X-Factor and X-Force as well as Apocalypse's faithful hellhound.


Barnell Bohusk / Beak

Nationality: Dutch, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men #117 (October, 2001)

"I'm not strong, I'm not smart, I do not shoot death-rays. About the only thing I'm good at... is making friends."

Beak's mutation manifested at puberty, developing into a humanoid/avian hybrid much like the physiology found in flightless birds. He is amongst the number of mutants depowered due to the events of M-Day, his body reverting back to human form.

  • Batter Up!: The baseball bat is practically his signature weapon by the end of ''New X-Men. It's implied that Tito Jr's bat is the same one.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He is stripped of his mutation by the Decimation. He does regain his mutation in X-Men: Blue after Mothervine is released.
  • Fake Memories: After his parents were murdered by cartel members seeking Krakoan medical drugs, the twins Manon and Maxime altered his memories without permission to make him believe that they died peacefully years earlier because they wanted to help him get past his grief.
  • Future Badass: It's suggested that Beak himself eventually becomes a competent hero in his own right. His grandson Tito Jr is tremendously muscular and heroic... and for some reason feels as though he'll never live up to Barnell's memory.
  • Happily Married: To Angel Salvadore. They didn’t start out this way but after M-Day they seem to have grown into a much healthier relationship and it sticks after they get their powers back.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Beak becomes a New Warrior and a member of the all-new Teen Brigade, even after he's depowered on M-Day.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Beak looks like a chicken, while Angel looks like a normal girl with fly wings. They both got hot in New Warriors after being depowered.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: His only power is that he looks like a chicken.
  • You No Take Candle: Beak's from the Netherlands, and has a somewhat limited grasp of English.

    Angel Salvadore 

Angel Salvadore

Notable Aliases: Angel, Tempest, Angel Salvadore-Bohusk

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

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

Angel Salvadore is a mutant with an insectoid physiology including insectiod wings. Once a student at Xavier's Institute, she was depowered on M-Day. She then joined the New Warriors as Tempest. She regained her mutant abilities due to the spread of the Mothervine Virus.

  • Brought Down to Normal: She loses her mutant powers due to the Decimation, but later regains them from Mothervine.
  • * Expy: : Started out as, basically, a housefly-themed version of Boom-Boom in terms of personality and background.
  • Fake Memories: Her memories of Beak's parents being murdered were altered by Manon and Maxime.
  • Happily Married: She genuinely does love Beak and they have lived as close to Happily Ever After as you can in comics.
  • Mama Bear: Don't threaten her children or you'll get acid to the face.
  • One Steve Limit: Introduced when Warren Worthington was called Archangel and had been for years. She later adopted Tempest as her codename after Warren went back to being called Angel.
  • Prank Date: That's how her relationship with Beak started. The eventual result was an unexpected pregnancy, of all things, which due to her fly-like biology caused her to give birth to five babies in just a few days.
  • Progressively Prettier: Combined to some extend with Depending on the Artist, but when Angel was introduced she was portrayed as pudgy and awkward with plain features and unflattering, very short and dishiveled hair. At one point she was even negatively compared to the Stepford Cuckoos. All this had disappeared by the end of Grant Morrison's run, at which point Angel had not only slimmed down and developed the Most Common Super Power, but was drawn with much more beautiful features and her hair had grown out into an elegant afro style. Even her wings changed from her original housefly-like ones to resemble those of a dragonfly or sometimes even a butterfly. Taken one step further after she lost her fly-based mutation and was explicitly stated as having model-like looks.
  • Squick: Being based on a fly, Angel vomits acid to partially digest her food into a slime that would then be eaten. This is treated as gross in-universe.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Angel looks like an average girl with fly wings. Her husband is essentially an anthropomorphic chicken.


Robert Herman / Glob

Notable Aliases: The Inhuman Torch

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New X-Men #117 (October, 2001)

"Yeah! Knocked out the lady... with no super-strength. Dang it, even when I'm a hero I'm a jerk."

Glob was a student at Xavier's mansion and a member of the Omega Gang under the leadership of Quentin Quire. Although he was one of the X-Men's most troublesome and problematic students for years, Glob eventually sought to change himself for the better. After the rise of Krakoa, Glob frequently assists the New Mutants while also maintaining a chicken coop on the island.

  • Abusive Parents: His father was a member of a group of anti-mutant bigots who dragged young Robert to anti-mutant rallies. When his mutation manifested, his father would beat him for any reason he could find. Eventually his mother snuck him out of the house in the middle of the night and dropped him off at Xavier's school, warning him to never call or come home.
  • Animal Lover: Developed an affinity for chickens in the Age of X-Man, which carried over to his time on Krakoa as he maintains a coop.
  • Apologetic Attacker: As he's about to kill his old friend Kid Omega in Wolverine and the X-Men, he sends him a psychic apology, explaining that he was too scared to deny his evil commanders and enforcers. Kid Omega, in response, apologizes for what he's about to do.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Though he was originally a mutant extremist with no qualms about torturing and killing humans, he mellowed out significantly with age. This was until he confronted the owner of the website dedicated to doxing mutants, whom he bluntly told that if one more mutant was hurt because of this site, he would track him down and kill him, even if it meant facing Krakoa's capitol punishment for killing a human.
  • Blob Monster: His skin is biogenic paraffin wax, making him see through with his skeleton and organs all visible.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He was raised to hate mutants by his father, only for him to turn out to be one. He hated himself for awhile after before turning his hatred towards humanity for rejecting and mistreating him.
  • Call to Agriculture: On Krakoa he built a chicken coop which he tends to in between missions. This is seemingly influenced by the life he lived in the alternate Age of X-Man reality.
  • Character Development: Started out as a violent member of Quinten Quire's Omega Gang who once tried to set a bus of humans on fire. Now he is a full-fledged X-Man who seeks to solve conflicts with as little violence as possible, even when fighting gang members who threaten the lives of mutant children.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Joined the Hellfire Academy after coming to believe that his classmates and the X-Men didn't respect him. It didn't stick, as he rejoined the Jean Grey Academy after the Hellfire Academy was shut down.
  • Immune to Fire: Fire and heat have little effect on him, at most briefly catching him on fire. However, in Age of X-Man, he is visibly much smaller after melting a significant amount of his wax onto Armor, and he might be in danger if he burns long enough for it to reach his bones or organs.
  • Immune to Mind Control: He's the one person, bar Bishop (who has all kinds of alternate reality hijinks to render him immune), who was unaffected by Nate Grey's reality warp in Age of X-Man. It's not clear why, though given that everyone in the world got their greatest desires (in theory), it might have come from that. Unfortunately, no one else is similarly immune.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops one with Mojo of all beings in X-Men: Black due to their their unconventional and unattractive forms.
  • Reformed Bully: Started out as a stupid, cruel thug for Kid Omega. Starting with Spider-Man and the X-Men, he started to show a selfless side, and by the time Krakoa came along, he was a fully positive influence to younger mutants and chickens.
  • Secret-Keeper: Along with Armor he is the only one who knows that Manon and Maxime altered Beak and Angel's memories, but is hiding this fact due to the extra distress and complications that would arise from revealing the truth.
  • Super Strength: He is quite strong and able to easily subdue normal humans in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Super Toughness: It's nearly impossible to hurt him thanks to the unique make-up of his skin. Even a bomb strapped to his chest didn't leave a scratch on him. The most he has ever been hurt has been when he was strapped to the front of a rocket to substitute for a heat-resistant tip to get back to Earth, and that was only a few broken bones.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the hellish Age of Apocalypse mental simulation that he, Rockslide, Pixie, and Armor were trapped in with Nate Grey, when Legion was trying to keep the latter locked away. It lasted five minutes, but it felt like months, and Glob became powerful enough to take Rockslide in a fight.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Several levels: after his history of rioting and betraying the school, Glob mellowed out considerably, starting with learning lessons in heroism from Spider-Man's special class at the institute. This change is acknowledged in New Mutants (2019), in which Glob tells Magik that he had an epiphany one day about how he had become a hateful man like his father and wanted to change.
  • Wreathed in Flames: His body is made of what is essentially living wax, making him highly flammable. He isn't hurt by this so in combat he can light himself on fire.



Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 (January, 2006)

Petra was a mutant with the power to manipulate earth.

  • Attempted Rape: Her foster dad attempted this, but she managed to stop him with the first conscious use of her powers. She then ran because he realized she was a mutant and she knew he might kill her.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted. She was thought to have been resurrected by the Five on Krakoa until it was pointed out she died before Cerebro existed. It turned out the Petra seen on Krakoa was an energy construct Vulcan created.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: She's roasted alive by a very angry Krakoa.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She's a geokinetic. While homeless in New York, she carved a home for herself out of a rock bluff in Central Park and made money by turning coal into diamonds.
  • Domino Mask: Has a green one.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: As with the rest of her team, because Professor X wiped everyone's memory of her. And just to add insult to death, even after Darwin and Vulcan come back from the dead, neither seem to give any particular thought to either girl again. X-Men: Legacy at least indicated that Charles feels guilty about their deaths.
  • Foster Kid: She was put into the foster system after her parents died. She was stuck in a small room with five kids, a foster mom who smoked and didn't care about the kids, and a foster dad who tried to rape her.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She spends most of her time getting drunk at the Summer House on the moon. Not surprising that she wouldn’t want to spend time on Krakoa.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: She's the Light to Sway's dark, being blonde with a green and white costume.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: As she died, she used her powers to try and save the still barely alive Darwin and Vulcan. Unfortunately, this had the side effect of saving Vulcan, who when he returned to Earth came back pretty damn pissed.
  • No Name Given: We never learn her given name, and even the X-Men's gravestone for her just calls her Petra.
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents and brother died in a rockslide when she was young, with her being the only survivor thanks to her abilities.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Petra, along with Darwin, Vulcan and Sway, was introduced in Deadly Genesis claiming they'd been around before the All-New team.
  • Survivor Guilt: After figuring out what her mutant power was, Petra felt guilty about her family's deaths, believing that she either caused the accident or could have saved them.


Suzanne Chang / Sway

Nationality: Hong Kong, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Deadly Genesis #3 (March, 2006)

Sway was a mutant with time-stopping powers, and was a member of the X-men.

  • Back from the Dead: Subverted. She was initially thought to have been resurrected by the Five on Krakoa until it was pointed out she died before Cerebro existed. It was revealed the Sway who'd been hanging around Vulcan was a construct he created.
  • Cleavage Window: Her suit came with an opening for her cleavage.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Sway's sliced in half by a Krakoa construct.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: The same deal as Petra.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She spends most of her time getting drunk at the Summer House on the moon. Not surprising that she wouldn’t want to spend time on Krakoa.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: She's the Dark feminine, with her black hair and red and black costume to Petra's blonde hair and white and green outfit.
  • Meaningful Name: Her code name, Sway, references her ability to stop time and follow the sway of time through echoes of past events.
  • Parental Abandonment: She and her parents were caught in the middle of a drive-by shooting during a gang war in Chinatown. She survived thanks to stopping the bullets coming towards her, but her parents were not so lucky.
  • Time Stands Still: She can slow down the passage of time. She can also see echoes of past events, and the first time she did this allowed her to follow the car with her parent's killers to their hideout and alert the police.


Armando Muñoz / Darwin

Notable Aliases: The Evolving Boy

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2 (February, 2006)

Darwin is a mutant that evolves to survive anything, though it is involuntary. He left the X-Factor Investigations team after the battle with Hela in Las Vegas. He is trying to cope with his new acquired powers.


Gabriel "Gabe" Summers / Vulcan

Notable Aliases: Emperor Vulcan, Kid Vulcan, Vulcan the Great, Vulcan the Kingbreaker, Prince Vulcan

Nationality: American, Shi'ar, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 (January, 2006)

The forgotten third Summers brother, he was raised by the Shi'ar as a slave after the murder of his mother and later became a tyrannical emperor. He is an Omega-level mutant with the ability to manipulate all known forms of energy.

See Shiar