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    Cypher 

Douglas Aaron Ramsey / Cypher

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Notable Aliases: Douglock

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants #13 (March, 1984)

With the cerebral ability to understand all languages, Cypher was considered to be one of the weakest New Mutants. He was best friends with Warlock, but was killed while defending Wolfsbane in battle. He was forcibly resurrected during Necrosha, and soon returned to the X-Men as a powerful strategist.


    Warlock 

Warlock

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Notable Aliases: Lock, Warlox

Nationality: Technarch

Species: Technarch mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants #18 (August, 1984)

Warlock is a member of the Technarchy race, and a New Mutant. He is considered a mutant because he can experience emotions.


    Weapon XIII / Fantomex 

Charlie Cluster-7 / Weapon XIII / Fantomex

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Nationality: N/A (initially believed to be French)

Species: Human mutate/Sentinel hybrid

First Appearance: New X-Men #128 (August, 2002)

Fantomex is a highly evolved and technologically advanced mutate, developed by the Weapons Plus program to be Weapon Xlll. He is highly cunning, skilled in misdirection, and has a ship that is an extension of his nervous system named E.V.A.


  • Anti-Hero: Fantomex is ultimately a good guy, but he can be horrifyingly ruthless on occasion.
  • Back from the Dead: Dies towards the end of his run in X-Force, but later gets resurrected through cloning. Each brain of his gets a different body.
  • Badass Longcoat: And a Spy Catsuit.
  • Bad Future: It's implied that in the averted "Here Comes Tomorrow" future, he became Sublime's lieutenant Apollyon.
  • Captain Ersatz: Diabolik and Fantômas. He even has Diabolik's Spy Catsuit and E.V.A. is named after Diabolik's girlfriend Eva Kant. His name is an obvious play on Fantomas, and like the Mexican comicbook Fantômas, he never removes his mask.
  • Captain Ethnic: While it eventually turned out that he was faking it, Fantomex appeared to be a suave, deceptive French superthief. This has led to him derogatively being called "Faux-Frenchie" on a couple of occasions.
  • Dual Wielding: Handguns.
  • Designer Baby: He was bred in a artifical womb, his genes were modified by nanomachines that enhanced his physique and intelligence.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He does sincerely love his mother, or at least his mother figure. Tragically, she later gets murdered not long after he offs the child version of Apocalypse.
  • Future Badass: E.V.A. lives on after he dies, apparently, and becomes a vital member of the X-Men with a fully realized personality.
  • Gender Bender: His 'nice' brain is cloned into a female body.
  • Gentleman Thief: His persona is that of a master thief with a suave sense of humour. When he gets ruthless however, he's capable of dropping the act.
  • Grand Theft Me: He can control E.V.A.'s actions and see from her point of view with concentration.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies saving Betsy. He later gets resurrected, albeit with each of his three brains in a different body.
  • Master of Illusion: Thanks to E.V.A.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Partially out of remorse and partly because he wonders if the rest of the team were right, Fantomex actually creates a clone of Kid!Apocalypse to see if someone with his power could grow up to be a good person, rather than a dictator bent on cleansing the world of humanity.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: He feels no pain due to having a remotely-stored nervous system; while he can be hurt, it doesn't deter him.
  • Nominal Hero: Apart from the time Sabretooth was brainwashed into joining, and not counting brainwashing incidents, he's arguably the most ruthless (and at times, downright awful) person to have ever been an X-Man. For instance, he once killed hundreds of brainwashing victims to take out the guy doing the brainwashing, figuring restoring them one by one would take too long. Even his X-Force teammates are frequently creeped out by his cold-blooded pragmatism.
  • Pet the Dog:
  • Psychic Link: With his autonomous nervous system E.V.A.
  • Rule of Cool: The entire Fantomex thing? Basically entirely done because he thinks French guys are cool (and maybe because he first surfaced in Paris).
  • Screw Yourself: One of the many strange results of having his three brains cloned into separate bodies.
  • Split Personality: Fantomex has three different brains, likely a hold-over from his status as Weapon XIII. It's said this is why he could act as a hero, and then murder a child. Captain Britain, who hated his guts before, even said it was a testament to his character that he was able to function at all with his different personalities. They are described by Shadow King as noble, a trouble-maker, and a vile place. In the last issue, each brain gets a separate body. One identical to the old body, another with a mostly-black suit, described as not very nice, and a final, female body, with a white suit, who claims to be "the nicest".
  • Voluntary Shape Shifting: E.V.A. can change shape at will.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Fantomex points out how the Captain Britain Corps find the shooting of one kid "evil", regardless of the work he's done to raise Genesis as a savior. Yet, they're perfectly OK with skinning a man alive and erasing another from existence.
  • Would Hurt a Child: If we're getting specific, Would Shoot A Child In The Head. And YMMV whether he does or does not cross the Moral Event Horizon in doing so.
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    E.V.A. 

E.V.A.

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Species: Sentient techno-organic being

First Appearance: New X-Men #129 (September, 2002)

An extension of Fantomex's nervous system. Following Fantomex's death, she evolved to take a humanoid form.


    X- 23 / Wolverine III 

Laura Kinney / X-23 / Wolverine III

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Notable Aliases: Talon, X-23, Wolverine, Captain Universe

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant/Clone

First Appearance: NYX #3 (February, 2004) note ; All-New Wolverine #1 (November, 2015) note 

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


    Hope Summers 

Hope Summers

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men (Vol. 2) #205 (January, 2008)

The first mutant born after M-Day, Hope Summers is believed to either be the mutant messiah or the harbinger of death for humanity. She is an Omega-level power mimic, and possesses a connection to the Phoenix Force.


    Frenzy 

Joanna Cargill / Frenzy

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Factor #4 (May, 1986)

A former enemy of the X-Men, devout Acolyte of Magneto, and one of Apocalypses' earlier minions, with the mutant power of being functionally invulnerable. She declared her intention to join the X-Men after the Age of X event, becoming a staff member of the newly reopened Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

After the mutant nation of Krakoa was founded, Frenzy eventually joined S.W.O.R.D., reformed as a Krakoan space agency, as Earth's mutant ambassador due to the number of alien species that valued strength and fighting skills.


  • Abusive Parents: She comes from a military family, where both she and her father idolized her older brother. Joanna was a sickly, unplanned second child, and her father was actively abusive towards her. After her brother was killed in action, her father went off the deep end and nearly killed her, but then her powers kicked in.
  • Adaptational Nationality: She's Genoshan in the animated series, unlike her mainstream counterpart who is American.
  • Ambadassador: She's chosen as S.W.O.R.D.'s ambassador by Abigail Brand, and she's reintroduced duking it out with the Power-Skrull (who has become an ambassador himself).
  • Ascended Extra: Originally Cargill was just a Mook working for the Alliance of Evil, a C-List Fodder team of nobodies working for eventual X-Factor Big Bad Apocalypse. She went onto become one of the most prominent members of the Acolytes before joining an X-Man.
  • Angry Black Man: Her thing before Age of X.
  • Badass Boast: Gets a good one in during her fight with the Omega Sentinel Karima Shapandar:
    Cargill: Microwaves, huh? Nasty. Trying to cook me from the inside out. Only my inside's the same as my outside, you walking obscenity. Harder than steel. Harder than anything. Harder than you.
  • Blind Obedience: Throughout all her appearances Cargill has exhibited a compulsive need to seek out a powerful male authority figure to pledge herself to and then obey without question. These authority figures have ranged from Apocalypse to Magneto to Exodus to Cyclops, but no matter who they have been Cargill's devotion has been absolute. One would think now that she is following a hero that she could finally get some much needed therapy to break the cycle, but of course Therapy Is for the Weak according to her.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Her outfits after joining the X-Men for good are clear blue.
  • Bondage Is Bad: Her outfit in the Alliance of Evil.
  • Broken Pedestal: Both Magneto and Exodus are this to her, with Magneto breaking after his depowering around House of M and Exodus breaking after Professor X convinced him to disband the Acolytes in X-Men Legacy. Currently Cyclops is her Pedestal of choice.
  • Brutal Honesty: In "All New Inhumans #11" she explains to Crystal that no matter how many mutants she does help out, and while she is better than most, there will always be a next time until they destroy the terrigen cloud.
  • The Brute: Both her powers and her personality lend themselves to this role, and she's usually happy to fill it.
  • But Not Too Black: Frenzy is black, but artists and colorists occasionally struggle with remembering that. She's gone for entire story arcs looking like a white woman with a slight tan.
  • Character Development: Like many second-gen Acolytes, Cargill gets a nice plate of development in the Mutant Empire book trilogy, giving her lots of Hidden Depths (did you know she's a huge fan of classic Brotherhood member Pyro's horror novels? Now you do!) and a personality somewhere between Punch-Clock Villain and Noble Demon. She's also been one of the few Acolytes to get this in the actual comics, turning over a new leaf after Age of X.
  • Dark Action Girl: Since becoming an X-Man she's become a particular scary take on this.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Why she decided to join the X-Men, because her time in the Age of X reality gave her a place to channel her anger.
  • Evil Is Bigger: At a massive 6'11"/211cm tall, Frenzy was the second largest Acolyte, being eclipsed only by The Big Guy Javitz. Of course, as she's become more good over the years her depicted height has shrunk considerably, to the point of it now being firmly in Informed Ability territory.
  • Eye Scream: Magneto once shot a laser into her eye to stop her from killing a comatose Xavier, apparently damaging part of her brain in the process. It doesn't seem to have had any permeant effect, though, after Xavier recovered and later returned to help her.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: By S.W.O.R.D., she keeps the sides of her head shaved, but has regrown her Braids of Action she had back in the nineties.
  • Fantastic Racism: Doesn't like humans. Or de-powered mutants. Even if that mutant is Magneto. Growing out of this mindset was one of the most difficult parts of her integration into the X-Men.
    Cargill: Human lovers! If you were true mutants, you would follow the teachings of Magnus!
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: According to S.W.O.R.D., Cyclops is the first and only man she's ever romantically loved, but since he doesn't love her back... well.
  • Freudian Excuse: During the Avengers vs. X-Men crossover her background got some fleshing out, where it was revealed she had an abusive Archnemesis Dad and a passive mother. Think Jack Torrance's parents and you've about got it.
  • Good Feels Good: She came to feel this way during the Age of X, a storyline in which she (along with most of the X-Men) was brainwashed by Legion and made to believe they were all part of an alternate reality. The Cargill in this reality was a member of the X-Men, and after it ended she was one of the few who chose to retain her memories of it, as she found she had enjoyed the feeling of being a hero and an X-Man. This ultimately resulted in her joining the X-Men for real.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Yet another former supervillain who's joined the X-Men. Frenzy will do the right thing if she's asked or ordered to, but her first instinct is almost always to hit somebody, and she genuinely has a hard time caring whether or not baseline humans die.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Joanna doesn't bother with weapons, preferring to fight with her fists, and she's very good at it too.
  • Happily Married: In the Age of X, to Basillisk (Cyclops). She still has some feelings for Scott afterward, even if he doesn't reciprocate.
  • Heel Face Brain Washing: In Eve of Destruction storyline, Jean Grey was desperate to find a new team, and quickly to save Professor Xavier. She acknowledges that one of Magneto's lieutenants, Frenzy, has been captured by the US Army. Not only does Jean enter her mind to get the info she needs on Genosha (Magneto's island) and its defenses, but she thinks that having a superpowered guide in that hellhole would be a good idea, so she just rewrites Frenzy's mind and makes her an X-Men enthusiast (so fanatically devoted to the X-Men cause, all of a sudden, that it was creepy).
  • Heel–Face Turn: Was a former villain, now a hero, thanks to being inspired by her Age of X persona to become a better person. By 2015, she had officially gone from a terrorist willing to participate in attacks on human children to a hero laying her life on the life even for other species like The Inhumans.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Her outfit from the mid-00s until she joined the X-Men was a leather top and pants combo. In black, naturally, and with matching gloves (also in leather).
  • Hopeless Suitor: After Age of X, she got a bit of a crush on Cyclops, since in that reality they were lovers (Joanna's powers making her immune to his optic blasts). Of course, even if Scott hadn't been with Emma Frost, he just doesn't reciprocate.
  • Important Haircut: In the "Age of X" crossover, Frenzy was a X-Man in good standing and Cyclops's lover. When reality snapped back to normal, Frenzy had to do some soul-searching to decide what she wanted to do next. That came along with shaving half of her head, changing her outfit, and deciding to join the X-Men.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • She killed Sharon Friedlander and got away with it completely; the X-Men don't even seem to remember it anymore.
    • She also got away with murdering Trish Tilby's cameraman Kevin and his mutant lover Caroline in the Mutant Empire trilogy, with the only consequences she experiences being frozen in a block of ice by Iceman.
  • Last-Name Basis: Usually just addressed by her last name, like the other members of the Acolyte Power Trio. This ended when she became an X-Man and she usually goes by her codename now.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Frenzy has respectable levels of superhuman strength combined with some degree of military training. She can be terrifying in a fistfight.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Something of a late bloomer in this role compared to Unuscione and Voght. As an X-Man, she has slipped back into taking orders from others.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Aside from her attempts to assassinate Senator Kelly, she also murders Kevin and Caroline in the Mutant Empire books for no other reason than "They pissed me off." As Iceman notes, Joanna is not out of control or insane when she does this either, which just makes it all the more heinous.
    • Happens during the first arc of X-Men: Legacy. Xavier alive? Kill him. The man formerly known as Magneto objects? Kill him too.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Her mutant ability, with the usual requisite dose of Super Strength to go with it. Her skin is mentioned to be harder than steel, and she has been able to withstand most forms of conventional injury, extreme environmental temperatures, and even microwave radiation courtesy of Omega Sentinel.
  • No-Sell: A lot of cases, as comes from her powers, but apparently one of the benefits of her powers is at least some immunity to Mind Rape from a god of evil.
  • Personality Powers: Frenzy started out as a gender-swapped Angry Black Man and got the brutish, confrontational powers one would expect of such an archetype. Even after she mellowed out (to an extent) through Character Development, she's still a very blunt and direct person, with blunt and direct powers to match.
  • Pet the Dog: Her, Unuscione and Milan were the ones who gently coaxed the mutant teenager Neophyte out of hiding, staying with him for two days straight at the abandoned church he'd holed up in.
  • Power Trio: Don't let her role as The Brute on her first mission fool you: Cargill is one of the three "Power Woman" Acolytes who act as Mook Lieutenants to the rest of the second generation.
  • Proud Warrior Mutant Girl: Quite proud of her mutant heritage and not afraid to fight for her people.
  • The Rival: As an Acolyte she would usually face off against Gambit in battle. This was not forgotten, as after her reformation she has had a romantic arc with him.
  • Scary Black Woman: An archetypal example in her first appearance, as well as for about the first ten years or so of her existence. Even today she can be quite a scary lady, though as an X-Man she is usually on the side of good.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In one what-if tale where Avalon isn't destroyed Cargill joins Exodus's Acolyte faction, the 'Isolationists' who advocate bailing on Earth completely and taking Avalon into deep space.
  • Smart People Know Latin: Played with in a 2007 annual: in the midst of fighting Mystique, Cargill refers to Ultimao Ratio Regum, translating it as "the last and strongest argument". Mystique corrects her, identifying the phrase's actual translation as "the last argument of kings".
  • Status Quo Is God: An eyebrow-raising case given all the work put into redeeming her, but for her appearance in House of X Cargill was shown as arriving in her 2000s Acolyte duds and with a gang of X-villains including Azazel, Lady Mastermind, Masque, and Marrow, not even chaperoning them but clearly among them, as if her long post-Age of X character arc simply never happened. In effect she's still with the X-Men, but just as another forgettable face in the many Loads and Loads of Characters panels that are mostly what the miniseries is composed of, as opposed to the trusted member of the X-Men that she spent several years working her way into becoming.
    • This changes a bit when she becomes ambassador of Abigail Brand's new S.W.O.R.D. Agency, which is made up of both X-Men and even a few former Acolytes.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's easily one of the tallest X-women at 6'11"/211cm tall, and one wouldn't call her bad looking, temperament aside.
  • Super Strength: Mentioned specifically at one point as having strength on par with Spider-Man.
  • That Man Is Dead: When Magneto lost his powers on M-Day, she was insistent that he was essentially dead and gone. Then she tried to ensure this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Back in The '80s and The '90s Cargill's track record as a fighter wasn't anything to write home about, with her usually being dispatched in one panel by a random X-Man. Since then she's thrown down with Omega Sentinel (and won), was a standout member of the Age of X and even held her own against her former mentor Exodus in X-Men Legacy.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Her codename's fitting. Frenzy has a vicious temper that often gets the best of her.
    "Frenzy. To name it is to own it."
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She moved to Westchester to get away from Cyclops, and promptly started up with Gambit.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Possibly. During her villain days she participated in the school bus attack mission with Unuscione and the Kleinstocks, but her Freudian Excuse revealed much later indicates she takes a dim view of hurting children.

    Legion 

David Charles Haller / Legion

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Nationality: Israeli, British

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: New Mutants #26 (April, 1985)

The son of Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller, David Haller is the powerful Omega-level mutant known as Legion. He possesses hundreds of mutant abilities ranging from telekinesis to reality warping, but each power is controlled by a different persona, which could be either benevolent or malevolent.


See Legion
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    X-Man 

Nathaniel "Nate" Grey / X-Man

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Notable Aliases: 19X, Destroyer of Worlds, Greyspawn, Manhattan Marvel, Mutant X,

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Man #1 (March, 1995)

X-Man is an Omega-level mutant genetically created by Mr. Sinister from the Age of Apocalypse timeline. He shares the same genetic history as Cable. After returning from the dead, Nate joined the New Mutants and started a relationship with Dani Moonstar, until his full powers returned.


See X-Man

    Warbird 

Ava'Dara Naganandini / Warbird

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Notable Aliases: Bird of War, Warbird Delta

Nationality: Shi'ar Empire

Species: Shi'ar

First Appearance: Wolverine and the X-Men #1 (December, 2011)

Kid Gladiator's most trusted bodyguard. She was sent to protect him during his stay at the Jean Grey school for Higher Learning. She was given this task in order to increase her hatred of children for use in future missions.


    Blink 

Clarice Ferguson / Blink

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Nationality: Bahamian, American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #317 (October, 1994)

Blink is a purple-skinned mutant with the power to teleport. Her "Age of Apocalypse" counterpart was the popular member and leader of the Exiles.


See Blink

    Firestar 

Angelica "Angel" Jones / Firestar

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Notable Aliases: Lady Comet, Angel, Angie, Miss Angelica Jinx

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #193 (May, 1985)

Former teen hero Firestar is a founding member of the New Warrior, and a former Avenger, but never dealt with the strange adventures of her mutant brethren, the X-Men until joining the team in Amazing X-Men. She acclimates very quickly in her first mission and becomes a valuable part of the team and also enjoys sometimes hanging out with her amazing friend, Iceman.


    M / Penance 

Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese St. Croix / M / Penance

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Notable Aliases: Penance, Hollow

Nationality: French, Yugoslavian, Algerian, Monacan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Generation X #40 (July, 1998)

Monet St. Croix, also known as 'M', was originally a founding member of Generation X, later envolved with various X-Men related teams. Her superhuman physicality, multi-hyphenate abilities, and arrogance have dubbed this French Algerian mutant to be the "perfect" mutant and is also the first Muslim to join the team.


    Poison 

James Hudson, Jr. / Poison

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Notable Aliases: Jimmy, Kid Wolverine, Wolverine

Nationality: Canadian (Earth-1610)

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Ultimate X #1 (April, 2010)

James "Jimmy" Hudson is the son of Wolverine and Magda Lensherr (Ultimate Universe) . After the events of Secret Wars he is now a resident of Earth 616.


    Bloodstorm 

Ororo Munroe / Bloodstorm

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Notable Aliases: Storm

Nationality: American (Earth-21710)

Species: Vampire Mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Blue #10 (October, 2017)

An alternate reality version of Storm turned into a vampire by Dracula.


    Ink 

Eric Gitter / Ink

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Nationality: American

Species: Human Mutate

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

Ink was thought to be a mutant, but is actually a human empowered by another mutant. He was a member of the Young X-Men.


    Gabby Kinney / Honey Badger / Scout 

Gabrielle "Gabby" Zelda Kinney / X23_4GAB / Honey Badger / Scout

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant (clone)

First Appearance: All-New Wolverine #2 (January, 2016)

The cloned sister of X-23, Gabby was created by Alchemax Genetics along with nine other sisters. After Laura helped the Sisters take down the ones who created and abused them, Gabby remained with her as her Kid Sidekick. She finally joined the X-Men when she and Laura joined the resurrected Jean Grey's team after Cassandra Nova framed Jean for the murder of a UN ambassador.


  • Adorably Precocious Child: She's 13, a mutant with a Healing Factor and Wolverine Claws, trained to be a killer, and is ridiculously intelligent and very adult in how she reacts to the world. And then she turns around and gushes about making a costume for her pet wolverine both to protect his identity and because it's adorable. She also does her hair in barrettes.
  • Alternate Universe:
    • She had one in Old Man Logan's home reality. Logan knew she wasn't telling Laura about her powers, because the Gabby of his reality had them. All that's known is that she killed and was killed by the Laura of Old Man Logan's universe, and based on Logan's reaction to seeing her grave, she was likely the Heel of the fight.
    • Another exists in another alternate future in which the heroes won their final conflict with the villains, ushering in a utopia. She lives in Madripoor with Laura, married and has two boys, and has succeeded her sister as Wolverine.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Or Ambiguously Bi. When Jean is setting up a psychic bond with her team before a mission in X-Men Red, Gabby warns her not to do anything with the feelings she had for a girl she saw on a bus, because she hasn't fully explored them yet.
  • Angst? What Angst?: To the point it's even Lampshaded In-Universe. Gabby is remarkably upbeat considering the torture and abuse she went through from the moment she was cloned. It helped that Zelda, Bellona, and the rest of the Sisters shielded her from the worst of it, but she's nonetheless a chipper and sunny ball of energy in contrast to Laura's stoicism.
  • Audible Sharpness: Her claws make the same snikt sound as Laura's. Strangely enough, it does this even though they're bone, in which case the Onomatopoeia is traditionally schlikt instead.
  • Badass Adorable: Gabby is a positively adorable little killing machine. She's also a trained killer who carries a MAC-10, and is skilled enough that even Laura found it difficult to track her. And that's before she reveals that spoiler: she has bone claws.
  • Big Sister Worship: Gabby shows a lot of this towards Laura. She outright admits to Chandler how much she admires her, and a big part of wanting her to be a good person comes from Laura's example. She even describes her as "that perfect woman" to Old Man Logan during their volley of If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her....
  • Brutal Honesty: Is perfectly content to tell people exactly what's on her mind, or what she thinks of them. Unlike Laura, who was this because she had No Social Skills because of her upbringing, in Gabby's case it owes a lot more to her youth.
  • Cheerful Child: As noted under The Pollyanna, there's very little that can permanently dent her friendly disposition and sunny demeanor. It starts getting creepy when she can threaten severe bodily harm to someone, then immediately switches right back to "cute" and runs off with a cheerful "Bye!"
  • Children Are Innocent: Gabby was the youngest of the Sisters, and Zelda and Bellona took great pains to protect her from the worst of what Alchemax did to them. Dr. Strange even sees that she is an innocent when he looks at her through the Eye of Agamotto, and Zelda calls her what she and Bellona should have been.
  • Civvie Spandex: Her first costume saw her wearing mismatched tights and tennis shoes under her body armor. Her most recent costume is a hoodie mocked up to look like the classic gold-and-blue Wolverine cowl.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: A subdued example, but Gabby nonetheless admits she often has a lot of bizarre thoughts. She becomes instant best friends with Deadpool as a result.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Quite frequently, in keeping with her mild Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies. For example when she and Deadpool discover what the lab where Jonathan escaped from was doing, she's horrified...to discover that they've made zombies cute!note  Most people would have stopped at the fact they made zombies.
  • Cool Mask: At least two of her costumes have incorporated masks:
    • The first was her cobbled-together body armor she wore with the Sisters, which made use of a painted goalie-type mask.
    • Her second costume had goggles and a mask which covered her lower face, much like a fighter pilot's oxygen mask.
  • Deadpan Snarker: There's very little of her dialogue that isn't this. She snarks at nearly everything. When she meets a one-eyed pirate who mentions metaphorically seeing things differently, Gabby immediately makes a quip about her lack of depth perception.
  • Due to the Dead: Her second codename, Scout, is taken in honor of the X-Assassin which sacrificed herself to stop Robert Chandler. She directly associates the name with her self-appointed mission to protect and save any other clones created from her sister's DNA.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Gabby is all about this trope. For example, in All-New Wolverine #2: After Laura tells Bellona she won't kill the Alchemax goons because they might have families, Bellona snarks about cutting off one of the soldier's fingers because he might play piano. Gabby gathers them up so he can have them reattached later just in case it's actually true.
  • Extremely Protective Child: Gabby is very protective of her big sister, X-23. If you so much as threaten to give Laura a bad day, she will come for you.
  • Fangirl: She positively geeks out over meeting Captain America and Jean Grey. Her Big Sister Worship of Laura also edges in this direction.
  • Feels No Pain: Gabby has a population of nanites in her bloodstream that keep her from feeling physical pain. Which sometimes leads to the unsettling image of her suffering extreme injuries but still grinning or joking about how much fun the actions which led to said injuries were.
  • Freakiness Shame: Notably averted. Gabby's face is scarred as a result of her upbringing with Alchemax, but she's completely nonchalant about them. In issue 21 of All-New Wolverine, she's not bothered in the least by Deadpool's appearance, and the two even bond over their scars.
  • Girly Bruiser: Gabby is an Action Girl with Wolverine Claws and a Healing Factor who Feels No Pain. She also painted a Sentinel with flowers and rainbows, and many of her costumes incorporated both symbols.
  • Healing Factor: Unlike her other sisters, Gabby did develop one. Fortunately, because it allows her to survive after Logan blindly impales her on his claws in a feral rage. How it's affected by the nanomachines in her bloodyet to be revealed. Word of God indicates she still has her scars because they were there before it activated.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Gabby is prone to making very up-front and honest observations about the people and things around her. However unlike Laura, who was this earlier in her life because of her lack of socialization, in Gabby's case it owes a lot to her youth.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Gabby immediately strikes one up with Deadpool, of all people. Laura is less than pleased.
  • Junior Counterpart: Gabby is to Laura what Laura herself was to Logan, being her clone, ward, and Kid Sidekick.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Gabby serves much the same role to her big sister that Jubilee served to Logan, and is primarily the Ankle-Biter variety. She's a cute and peppy smart-alleck to contrast with Laura's stoicism, has an interminably upbeat demeanor, and is a font of humor with her off-kilter and observant humor. She even has a Team Pet in the form of Jonathan the actual wolverine.
  • Killer Rabbit: She's tiny, cute, often naïve, remarkably upbeat considering her situation, and genuinely wants to be a good person. She's also packing heat (and claws), and is highly-trained as a killer and assassin.
  • Little Miss Badass: Tiny, cute, girlish, and adorable killing machine.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Gabby has Sarcasm Mode as practically her default setting. She snarks at almost everything.
  • Mama Bear: Do not hurt Jonathan. She will end you.
  • Modified Clone: Intentionally, according to Word of God Gabby was rapid-aged to the physical maturity of a 13 year-old. Alchemax also implanted her with nanites that block her from experiencing physical pain. Unintentionally, Gabby only has a single claw, one in each hand. Considering her other Sisters never developed the X-gene at all, it's likely due to flaws in the cloning process.
  • Mood Whiplash: Gabby can shift from threatening someone one second, to cheerfully running off with a casual "Bye!" the next.
  • Mouthy Kid: She's a Deadpan Snarker with no brain-mouth filter. Unlike Laura at her age it's not a result of No Social Skills, she's simply an Adorably Precocious Child who says what's on her mind.
  • Odd Friendship: With the Mindee who cared enough to get her a very thoughtful Christmas present. Just to remind you, these are a clone of Wolverine and a clone Emma Frost who buy each other Christmas presents.
  • One Head Taller: Gabby is tiny, at best not quite half a head shorter than even Laura, who is officially noted at 5'1". She's officially 4'6"
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Gabby is the youngest of the Sisters, and is also the shortest, being BARELY half a head shorter than Laura, who is only 5'1"!
  • The Pollyanna: Pretty much nothing can permanently darken her sunny disposition. It actually becomes rather disturbing the way she can threaten serious bodily harm to someone one moment, yet slip right back into a friendly demeanor with a casual "Bye!"
  • Practically Different Generations: Gabby is this to Laura, who is about 20 years old as of All-New Wolverine, while she is physically and mentally 13. Exaggerated with Daken, who is in his 70s, having been born in the mid-1940s after World War II.
  • Rapid Aging: According to Word of God she was rapid-aged to her physical age of 13.
  • Scars Are Forever: Gabby's facial scars didn't heal even after her healing factor activated. Word of God is that it's because she had them before her powers manifested.
  • Super Hearing: Gabby shares Laura's enhanced hearing.
  • Super Senses: As with Laura, Gabby has enhanced senses of sight, smell, and hearing.
  • Teens Are Short: She's thirteen years old and even shorter than Laura, who is only 5'1" (and herself fulfills this trope). According to Laura, she's 4'6".
  • Tights Under Shorts: Gabby's first outfit consisted of shorts worn over a pair of mismatched tights, and bright pink tennis shoes.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Gabby is a trained killer equipped with body armor...which she decorates with flowers and hearts.
  • Younger Than They Look: Although she has the body (and mind, sort of) of a 13 year-old girl, Word of God confirms that she was rapid-aged to that point. It's unclear how old she actually is.

    Trinary 

Trinary

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Nationality: Indian

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Red #1 (April, 2018)

A mutant from India with technopathy, Trinary was arrested by the Indian government after stealing money from the twenty-five richest CEOs in the country to give money to every working woman in India. She was rescued by Jean Grey's Red Team and subsequently joined them. Following the establishment of the mutant nation of Krakoa, Trinary worked alongside Cypher and Sage to monitor technological developments relating to Sentinels and the Mother Mold.


  • Abusive Parent: Her father discovered she was a mutant and what she had done and turned her in to India's Mutant Defense Force.
  • Beauty Mark: Has one just below her left eye.
  • No Name Given: Her real name has not been revealed.
  • Oblivious to Love: Had no idea that Gentle had a crush on her and was trying to ask her out until Laura explained it to her.
  • Technopath: She can control any digital technology around her, including Sentinels. She can feel technology nearby as well, allowing her to detect the nano-Sentinel tech that Cassandra Nova infected people with.

    Simon Lasker / Pyro II 

Simon Lasker / Pyro II

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Gold (Vol. 2) #1 (June, 2017)

When Simon manifested his mutant powers, Mesmero appeared to him in the form of Charles Xavier and brainwashed him into taking the name Pyro and joining a new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants working for anti-mutant activist Lydia Nance. After finding out who Mesmero really is and discovering who they were working for, Simon left the group in disgust and joined up with the X-men.


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: This is why he joins the Brotherhood.
  • Defector from Decadence: He was fine with doing some bad things for money, but working for Lydia Nance was just too much for him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He was disgusted when he learned that the Brotherhood he joined was really just a false-flag operation set up by humans to make mutants look bad, and quit on the spot, even refusing his share of the money he'd been promised.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He worked with Mesmero to frame the X-Men and land them in prison, but joined the X-Men when he found out he was working for Lydia Nance.
  • Good Costume Switch: Simon's original costume was modeled after St. John Allerdyce's. He acquires his own X-uniform after joining the X-Men.
  • Playing with Fire: It's in his name.
  • Superior Successor: Unlike the original Pyro, Simon can create fire as well as control it.
  • Straight Gay: He and Iceman have a one-night stand towards the end of X-Men: Gold.

    Daken 

Akihiro / Daken

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Notable Aliases: Wolverine, Horseman of Death

Nationality: Japanese

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Wolverine: Origins #10 (March, 2007)

Daken is Wolverine's long lost son, torn from his mother's womb by the dark figure Romulus. Raised with a warped view on his father's "abandonment" and his mother's murder, Daken was left holding a grudge.


See Daken

    Gazing Nightshade  

Gazing Nightshade

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Nationality: Madripoorian

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Blue #6 (August, 2017)

A member of the Raksha, a group of vigilante mutants from the island nation of Madripoor who were influenced by Patch, aka Wolverine, during his time on the island. Her gaze causes people to enter a trance-like state of sorrow fueled by their deepest regrets.


  • Aborted Arc: The last issue of X-Men: Blue ends with her and her fellow Raksha being recruited by Polaris and Danger to become a new team of X-Men operating in Madripoor. They have not been seen or mentioned since then, and Polaris is currently residing on Krakoa while Danger's location is unknown.
  • Anti-Hero: She and Raksha did not have issues with killing criminals they fight, reasoning that they would just be released right back onto the street by the corrupt law enforcement of Madripoor. The time-displaced X-Men challenged them to change this attitude.
  • Blindfolded Vision: Despite covering her eyes whenever she's not using her powers, she doesn't seem to have an issue with her sight.
  • Brutal Honesty: She tends to be very straightforward when criticizing or disagreeing with someone, or just in normal conversations when pointing out awkward truths.
    Polaris: The "Code of Patch" didn't really teach you about subtlety?
    Gazing Nightshade: It taught us that nuance is a waste of time.
    Polaris: Yeah... you and my father are going to get along famously.
  • The Empath: In addition to being able to make people suffer from their regrets, she can simply sense those regrets and help advise how to come to terms with them.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has this hairstyle.
  • Jumped at the Call: She was the most trusting member of the Raksha towards the X-Men and Magneto, and joined the temporary X-team put together by Polaris when the original five are in space during the Mothervine crisis. She continued to wear her X-Men uniform even after departing the team.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Like the other Raksha her actual name is unknown.
  • Ship Tease: She and the time-displaced Beast were attracted to each other, but never had the chance to pursue it before the original five X-Men decided to return to their correct spot in the timeline.
  • Tears of Blood: She cries tears of blood when using her power, and those affected by it do the same.

    Gentle 

Nezhno Abidemi / Gentle

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Notable Aliases: Nez

Nationality: Wakandan

Species: Human mutant

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

Gentle is a mutant from Wakanda sent to the X-Men. He has super strength and has vibranium tattoos to keep his power under control. He is currently enrolled at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.


    Wolfsbane 

Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane

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Nationality: Scottish

Species: Human mutant

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

A member of the original New Mutants, Wolfsbane has the power of lycanthropy.


    Multiple Man 

James Arthur Madrox / Multiple Man

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4 (February, 1975)

Jamie Madrox, also known as Multiple Man, is a mutant with the ability to create duplicates of himself through physical contact. These "dupes" can later be reabsorbed, along with all of their memories and experiences. Madrox runs X-Factor Investigations, a mutant detective agency.


    Morph 

Benjamin "Benji" Deeds / Morph

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: All-New X-Men #3 (February, 2013)

A post-AvX mutant whose power appeared while in school. He was originally scouted by Scott's team, but a meeting with the time-displaced O5 X-Men interrupted the recruitment. Scott then approached him later, after his parents and the school abandoned him, and managed to get him on-board. He's a ShapeShifter who mimics those who he is facing and has attributes that allow him to infiltrate secure locations, although it turns out that is just one of his abilities.


  • Ambiguously Bi: He once told Emma Frost he was gay to avoid having to hit on a woman. On the other hand, he demonstrated an attraction to Magik, and she caught him checking out her ass (Yana promptly warned him she would likely break him). He later started a relationship with a male student.
  • Charm Person: His powers allow him to make the people he's with feel good and thus safe around him, letting him convince them to do what he asks as long as they aren't aware of his power.
  • Glamour: His powers are a variant of this.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: He has no control over his powers yet, but Emma is working with him on it.
  • Legacy Character: Initially averted. Emma wanted to call him Morph, but he was against it. However, he eventually came to accept the name.
  • Nice Guy: He's one of the very very few people who has patience for Quentin Quire.
  • Walking Techbane: When using his powers technology can be scrambled, including audio and visual.

    Triage 

Christopher Muse / Triage

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: All-New X-Men #1 (January, 2013)

A post-AvX mutant whose power was brought to light when his friend fell over and hit her head, dying on the spot. His Healing Hands brought her back to life and he was arrested by the police unlawfully, only to be rescued by Cyclops, Magneto, and Eva Bell.


  • Back from the Dead: He is one of many dead mutants revived by the Five who now lives on Krakoa.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Has hit on all the female teammates he's had at one point or another.
  • Distressed Dude: He was captured by General Robert Callahan of the Office of National Emergency who tried to force Triage to use his abilities to help them. He refused and was executed by being administered the X-gene cure.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: His hairstyle is in dreadlocks.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: But they look awesome.
  • Healing Hands: Has, multiple times, brought the dead back to life.
  • Jumped at the Call: He loves being a mutant and is happy to be an X-Men.
  • Name Amnesia: The Stepford Cuckoos threatened Triage with making him forget his own name when his lascivious teen boy thoughts offended them.
  • Necromancer: After the X-Men graphic novel No More Humans, it turns out that his ability is really life force manipulation. He can even revive a long dead body but only as a sentient zombie.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: On the trip to Tabula Rasa.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears a suit most of the time.
  • Ship Tease: With Irma/Mindee.
  • Shoot the Medic First: Attempted in both Uncanny X-Men runs. Only he can heal himself.
  • Simple Staff: Carries one around.
  • Super Power Lottery: Among healers, anyway, as he can raise the dead.

    Hijack 

David Bond / Hijack

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 3) #6 (July, 2013)

A post-AvX mutant who whose power appeared when he was in the middle of being dumped by his girlfriend. While experimenting in a parking lot he is attacked by two security guards and shot while trying to get away. The Stepford Cuckoos and Magik arrived to bring him to safety and he joined as the team's Technopath.


  • Badass Beard: He's pictured with a goatee most of the time.
  • Jumped at the Call: He started experimenting with his power the moment after he got it.
  • Older Than They Look: The rest of the new Uncanny X-Men are teenagers or in their early twenties. Hijack looks like he's in that age group, but recently during an argument with one of the Stepford Sisters, it comes out that he's actually 30.
  • Police Brutality: A victim of it.
  • Technopath: Can control vehicles with his voice.
  • Understanding Girlfriend: Averted. His girlfriend sold him out to the cops as soon as confronted on the fact that he was a mutant and he got shot as a result.

    Tempus 

Eva Bell / Tempus

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Nationality: Australian

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: All-New X-Men #1 (January, 2013)

A post-AvX mutant whose power awoke when a fight broke out between her brother and a boy she had a crush on and enclosed an entire block in a time bubble for twenty hours. She was accosted by the police and rescued by Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Magneto. She later joined his new team.


  • Action Mom: During her trip to the future she get married and has a child, and being a reality/time warping superhero she naturally qualifies.
  • Awesome Aussie: She took out the Avengers with a single bubble, sealing them away for hours.
  • Broken Pedestal: For most of the Uncanny X-Men she is one of Cyclops' biggest supporters and even has an obvious crush on him. Her admiration and belief for him are shattered after the events of her time traveling adventures and using Xavier to erase a dangerous mutant from existence that could have destroyed everyone. She becomes disillusioned with Cyclops' plight for a Mutant Revolution and blames him for how things have gotten so bad to begin with.
  • Butterfly of Doom: Her powers make this a very real concern. Once Eva learns to travel through time, she can make changes in the past but can not anticipate the effects. during the Uncanny and All-New X-Men annuals, an insignificant change made in the past wiped the family she started in the future from existence.
    • Notably averted when she wipes Matthew Malloy from existence. Even though one of the manifestations of his mutant power destroyed an entire Skrull army during the events of Secret Invasion, this apparently had no effect on the timeline.
  • Catchphrase: Her gratuitous "Crikey!" that she'd yell to remind us that, yes, she is Australian. Thankfully it went away after a few issues.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: She wears a very short tennis skirt. A colorists' mistake in Uncanny X-Men #31 had led to some very Unfortunate Implications.
  • Happily Married: When she's stuck in the future for several years she settles down, gets married and has a child to form a happy family. She loses it all.
  • Hot for Teacher: Has an extremely obvious crush on Cyclops, to the point where all the students knew. This pretty much dies out by the Last Will & Testament of Charles Xavier.
  • Jumped at the Call: Like Triage, she loves her role as an X-Man.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's subject to a handful of upskirt shots, and her torn suit in Issue #17 of Uncanny X-Men is conveniently revealing.
  • Older and Wiser: After she comes back from her time traveling adventures she acts significantly more mature than her teenage teammates.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: In Issue #17 of Uncanny X-Men she looks somewhat older after having gone missing in time for several pages. It has been noticed by Cyclops that she's aged several years, in fact. The annual showed that she spent at least seven years in the distant future and raised a child.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Since using her ability, her hair has gained white streaks in it.
  • Power Incontinence: How she met the X-Men in the first place. She couldn't control her powers and ended up getting the wrong kind of attention. The annual reveals that the second time it happened sent her not only to the Wild Wild West, but to the Year 2099 as well.
  • Put on a Bus: Has never been seen since the end of Will & Testament of Charles Xavier.
    • The Bus Came Back: Comes back in House of X #5 as one of the Five, where her temporal abilities aid in mutant resurrection.
  • Superpower Lottery: Her ability can take out the Avengers, including the Hulk, after less than a week of training. What's more, it seems that she can displace time as well, with Issue #10 hinting that she has multiple levels of Time Manipulation abilities.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In terms of her powers, she's viewed as this for Kiden Nixon for some readers.
  • Time Master: She has this potential, judging by things so far.
    • Time Stands Still: Her power at first manifests as a localized version of this, sealing anything within the bubble she creates in time until it dissipates. She herself is immune should she be inside the bubble, although time flows differently within it. It's hinted that she doesn't completely stop time, but slows it down to the point where taking a single step would require a hundred years to pass outside the bubble.
      • More than hinted at, Doctor Strange once showed up in her bubble in the A+X books and explained that no one can stop time completely, not even her, but he's never seen anyone this strong at it. He was only able to talk to her in the bubble by speeding up time for himself. (Note that the series itself is not-canon)
    • Time Travel: Within the time bubble she can jaunt things forwards or backwards in time, such as sending someone a minute into the future to avoid an attack.
      • As her abilities improve, it's heavily implied that her time travel abilities break one of the fundamental laws of time travel in the Marvel Universe: She can alter her own reality's past.note 
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Big time, due to being subjected to Break the Cutie during her time trip. To the point that she erases people out of existence.

    Goldballs / Egg 

Fabio Medina / Goldballs / Egg

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Notable Aliases: Egg

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 3) #1 (April, 2013)

A post-AvX mutant who whose power appeared one day after being pickpocketed. He was tasered by the police and about to be arrested when Cyclops' new team appeared to rescue him. Following a quick battle with Sentinels, he joined the team but soon left after being dragged to Limbo. He was then taken into SHIELD custody before being rescued again by Cyclops' team.


    ForgetMeNot 

ForgetMeNot

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Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men: Legacy #300 (May, 2014)

"It's better to do something that matters and not be noticed than the other way around. Now comes the hard part. Actually doing something that matters."

A long-time member of the X-Men who has been a key figure in many of their victories over their most fearsome foes... except nobody knows about him due to his unfortunate mutant power of being immediately forgotten when not being looked at.


  • Forgettable Character: Thanks to his mutant ability, anyone who sees him instantly forgets about it the moment he is no longer in sight. His existence could be deduced by the impact he has on the world, including food he eats, nobody would remember that it was him who had that impact. The one character who could remember his existence was Xavier, who set up a psychic reminder in his own head, but after his death in Avengers vs. X-Men there was no one left who remembered ForgetMeNot, at least until Fantomex revealed that he knows about him.
  • No Name Given: His actual name is never given, although he likely does have one given that if the power had manifested at birth instead of during puberty he likely never would have survived to adulthood.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Everything he does is in the dark, due to no one being able to recall him. He could simply walk away from the X-Men without anyone noticing and try to live another life, and at one point does consider letting Omega absorb his ability entirely to be normal, but decides to continue on being a hero anyway.


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