Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / X-Men: '90s Members

Go To

Advertisement:

X-Men '90s Members

    open/close all folders 

     Gambit 

Remy Etienne LeBeau / Gambit

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/2981499_gambit2012015_cov.jpg

Notable Aliases: Le Diable Blanc, Robert Lord, Dirge, Death, Gumbo, Cajun, Loverbayou, Swamp Rat, Clint Barton, "Gamby Baby", Sir Anthony Ellis

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #266 (August, 1990)

Joined In: Uncanny X-Men #270 (November, 1990)

A charming master thief and skilled martial artist who became a member of the X-Men, Gambit possesses the mutant ability to change potential energy in inanimate objects into kinetic energy which causes them to explode (in fact, his signature move is throwing kinetically-charged playing cards at his opponents).


See Gambit

     Jubilee 

Jubilation Lee / Jubilee

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/76513_88307_jubilee.jpg

Notable Aliases: Jubes, Wondra

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant, former Vampire

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #244 (May, 1989)

Joined In: Uncanny X-Men #258 (1990)

Jubilee is a long-time member of the X-Men and serves as a teacher to Generation X, a group of teenage mutants living at the Xavier Institute. She previously lost her mutant powers and then was turned into a vampire, adopting a baby boy named Shogo and working alongside the X-Men. Most recently, she re-gained her pyrotechnic abilities and was turned back into a mutant when Quentin Quire sacrificed his Phoenix shard to save her life and revert her powers back.


See Jubilee

     Bishop 

Lucas Bishop / Bishop

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bcaae35115c9c81b7c651219875110d2.jpg

Notable Aliases: Red Bishop, Archbishop, Bish, Sergeant, Major

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant Cyborg

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #282 (November, 1991)

Joined In: Uncanny X-Men #287 (April, 1992)

Lucas Bishop is a mutant from the 22nd century that traveled into the past, becoming a member of the X-Men, and later, the Uncanny X-Force. He has the power to channel kinetic energy, releasing it generally through beams of energy.


See Bishop
Advertisement:

     Revanche / Psylocke II 

Kwannon / Revanche / Psylocke II

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/6912804_revanche_kwannon_earth_616_from_uncanny_x_men_vol_5_17_0011.jpg
As Revenache
https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7264114_ahr0cdovl3d3dy5uzxdzyxjhbweuy29tl2ltywdlcy9plzawmc8ynzcvmty4l29yawdpbmfsl0hlbgxpb25zxzffzv9ezw9kyxrqb19qci5qcgc.jpg
As Psylocke

Notable Aliases: Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock, Butterfly, Nothing (English translation of codename), Mercy (English translation of codename), Revenge (English translation of codename)

Nationality: Japanese, Krakoan

Species: Human Mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #256 (December, 1989) note ; X-Men Vol 2 #21 (June, 1993) note ; Fallen Angels Vol 2 #1 (January, 2020) note 

Joined In: X-Men Vol 2 #21 (June, 1993)

We move and function as mirror-images of the other. Adepts in martial disciplines neither of us formally learned. Which, then, is Betsy Braddock, with the mutant ability to cleave minds, and which is Kwannon, with the fighting skill to rend bodies?

Kwannon is a former assassin from Japan, raised by the Hand. She worked for the crime lord Nyoirin.
For most of her history, her body was well-known, but she was not. Revanche is the body that Betsy Braddock was transplanted into, and thus making her one of Marvel's most iconic femme fatales for a long time. Revanche, in the body of Betsy Braddock, was eventually killed at her request by her lover Matsu'o, as she did not want to die of the Legacy Virus. This ensured that Betsy would remain in her body for many years. Kwannon got better, and eventually came back, and she and Betsy finally reverted bodies at long last.

Kwannon would see an increase in prominence as a Suspiciously Similar Substitute to Betsy as Psylocke, first using the name Revanche when Betsy was missing and working as an uneasy ally of the X-Men and then later taking up the Psylocke identity once Betsy took up the mantle of Captain Britain. She formed a new team, who took it upon themselves to do whatever it takes to protect the world, for both mutants and humans.
  • Achilles' Heel: As good of an assassin as she is, she's still got some, ah, identity issues. Mystique is able to beat her in a sword fight by shapeshifting into Psylocke-as-Betsy, causing her to have a mild Freak Out and drop her guard long enough for Raven to stab her.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: The first Psylocke was white (British), while this Psylocke is Asian. She's an odd duck as characters of this type go, the reason being that the sexy ninja body that made Psylocke so popular was actually hers to begin with. The codename had always been Betsy's, though.
  • Action Girl: Originally a Dark Action Girl, but has become one of these since her defection from the Hand.
  • Animal Motifs: Like the original Psylocke, she's associated with butterflies, as in a flashback sequence her mentor advises her to "trust anger as a butterfly trusts its wings".
  • Anti-Hero: A deadly assassin, but not outright evil.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: The original Psylocke slowly crept this way as the years went on, but this Psylocke is and was from the very start a deadly ninja assassin. And now that she's taken over for Betsy full time, she's become this.
  • Ascended Extra: Kwannon has historically been a very minor character — her total appearances (discounting her body being used by Betsy but not Kwannon herself appearing) amounted to less than 25 issues since 1989. This changed in 2019, where Kwannon becomes Psylocke II and is the main character of Fallen Angels to fill the void left by Betsy returning to her old body and becoming Captain Britain.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: "Kwannon" is a the Japanese rendition of the Buddhist deity Guanyin, best known in China. It is not an applicable Japanese name.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: How does she manages to get Wild Child to behave? By beating the crap out of him. Now he follows her like a loyal dog.
  • Birds of a Feather: She and Magneto hit it off right away, as people who are both defined by the tragedies of their youth and driven by their anger.
  • Came Back Wrong: During the 2000's she briefly returned as part of the Red Queen's Sisterhood of Mutants, being portrayed in purely a villainous role as she sought to reclaim her stolen body by force. She failed.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: She's described by Mr. Sinister as "leaping towards pain".
  • Deal with the Devil: In Fallen Angels she comes to Mr. Sinister seeking help in dealing with the villain of the day.
  • Death Glare: Understandably shoots Betsy one during the first issue of the 2019 Excalibur series.
  • Death Is Cheap: It took a long time, but eventually Kwannon got her turn in the mutant resurrection revolving door.
  • Defector from Decadence: She got her start as a member of the cadre of ninja assassins called the Hand but has long since lost her ties to that group.
  • Dirty Business: Is what she focuses on in the Fallen Angels title, alongside Teen Cable and X-23 — they're soldiers in peace time and take it upon themselves to do the dirty work so others won't have to.
  • Dying to Be Replaced: Played straight originally, as she was killed off so Psylocke could keep her sexy ninja body without any muss or fuss. Averted with her promotion to Psylocke II though, as Betsy has been allowed to keep her alive, albeit as the new Captain Britain.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Though she has telepathic powers, Kwannon is not as skilled with them as Betsy and prefers to fight with her martial arts skills primarily. While she can form weapons like Betsy, her actual telepathy use is limited and she's explicitly said to be not as powerful in their use as Betsy was as Psylocke.
  • Flat Character: Since she was originally only there to be the basis for Betsy's Japanese body swap, for the longest time we knew very little about her aside from her being a Hand assassin and having a lover.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: She switched to Betsy's body while Betsy switched to hers, and then she died. She got better, eventually.
  • Glass Cannon: If she has the element of surprise on her side she's capable of killing a weakened Magneto clone, but she has no defensive powers and is as vulnerable physically as any ordinary human.
  • Good Is Not Nice: When she came back as an ally of the X-Men, she introduced herself by beheading Joseph. She's also one of the few mutants on Krakoa to care about what happens to humans... and helps the world by murdering basically everyone she meets.
  • The Handler: Essentially her role with the new Hellions assembled by Mr. Sinister, since she's the only one who's not The Mentally Ill.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: She's been on the Hand, the X-Men, the Sisterhood of Mutants, the Fallen Angels and the Hellions.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Does this to Magneto's clone Joseph, ruthlessly beheading him after he was dazed from a pummeling at the hands of The Juggernaut.
  • Legacy Character: After having her body be the basis of Psylocke for many years, then Revanche herself serving as the Suspiciously Similar Substitute in Uncanny X-Men (2018), Dawn of X has Kwannon become the new Psylocke outright.
  • Long-Lost Relative: In Fallen Angels, it's revealed that she got pregnant when she was a trainee and the resulting daughter was taken by the Hand.
  • Living Weapon: Her own mentor tells her that violence is all she will ever be. It's safe to say she qualifies.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first codename of Revanche. While it sounds simply like a derivative of the ever-boring revenge motivation, it's actually a political term for a policy designed to recover lost territory or status. While somewhat arcane, this is an appropriate appellation for a woman who seeks to reclaim her stolen body.
  • Mercy Kill: After contracting the Legacy virus in the 90's, she sought out her old lover Matsu'o and requested he give her this as his atonement for his transgressions against both her and Psylocke. Though grief-stricken, Matsu'o gave Kwannon the mercy she sought, and her and Psylocke put aside their enmity to bury her together.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Definitely. She was the body of Psylocke, the poster girl for Boobs-and-Butt Pose, and when she returned, she was given a modified version of the bathing suit to make up for Betsy going Tamer and Chaster. Then, in Fallen Angels, she becomes Psylocke and wears a completely faithful recreation of the ninja bathing suit while doing the Boobs-and-Butt Pose. Emma Frost describes her as "Miss Braddock's sexy side".
  • Only One Name: Kwannon is the only name we know, as her surname is never revealed. From her backstory, it can be inferred that she doesn't have one.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Fallen Angels reveals that she murdered her mentor, presumably for the abuse that comes along with being trained to be a living weapon.
  • Shoot the Dog: She murders a resurrected Joseph out of the belief that he is a weapon that humans will use to erase mutants from the world if not stopped. While tragic to fans who remember Joseph prior to his Face–Heel Turn, since the events of Magneto: Not a Hero, it is hard to argue with her.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'11"/180cm. It especially stands out as she's Japanese, who on average are around 7 to 10 inches shorter.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Kwannon fills the role Betsy used to fill as a sexy femme fatale ninja (complete with a modified version of the bathing suit), both as Revanche (after her return) and Psylocke. It goes even further, where Kwannon outright becomes the new Psylocke in 2019.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Inverted, with Betsy no longer a part of her, Kwannon tells Mr. Sinister that her psionic powers have gone down and asked if he could give her a top-up.
  • Tyke Bomb: She was raised from birth to be an assassin for the Hand.

     Cannonball 

Samuel Zachery "Sam" Guthrie /Cannonball

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sam_88.jpg

Notable Aliases: The Boy High Lord, Farmboy, Hayseed, Hick-A-Billy, Kentucky, Mason-Dixon, Sam, Sammy, Sammy Boy, Samson Guthry, Samuel Zachary, possibly misspelled) Starshine,

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

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

Joined In: X-Force #44 (July, 1995)

Cannonball is a mutant with the ability to propel himself through the air like a human rocket. Over the years, Sam has grown from a New Mutant, to the leader of the original X-Force, to a full-fledged X-Man. He's currently a U.S.Avenger.


     Joseph 

Joseph

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joseph_magneto_clone.jpg

Notable Aliases: Max Eisenhardt, Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, Joey, Mags, Joe

Species: Human mutant clone

First Appearance: X-Men Vol 2 #46 (November, 1995)

Joined In: X-Men Vol 2 #55 (August, 1996)

Joseph was a younger clone of Magneto, created by Astra. He sacrificed himself to repair Earth's magnetosphere, which had been altered by Magneto. He has recently returned to cause trouble for the redemptive Magneto.


  • Betty and Veronica: During that time when Joseph was introduced, there was a Betty and Veronica love triangle with Rogue as the center figure, Joseph as the Betty, and Gambit as the Veronica.
  • Evil Twin: Joseph was a much younger 'copy' of Magneto. Since at the time Magneto was villainous and Joseph was an X-Man, he counts as a Good Twin.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Started off as a straight clone of Magneto. He lost his memory after getting hit on the head during a fight with the real deal, and became good. After his death, Astra restored him, and implanted a copy of Magneto's old memories into his mind, making him evil again.

     Dr. Cecilia Reyes 

Cecilia "Cel" Reyes / Dr. Cecilia Reyes

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/e11870f0f3f20a1264ae59af38b83a66.jpg

Notable Aliases: Forcefield (S.W.O.R.D. code name), "Cecelia" (presumably misspelled), "Doc Reyes", "Doc", 'Celia, "Mutie doctor"

Nationality: American

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: X-Men Vol 2 #65 (June, 1997)

Joined In: X-Men Vol 2 #70 (December, 1997)

A hard-working New York doctor who definitely did not want to be a superhero, at all, ever. Unfortunately for her, the bad guys didn't care. She quit as soon as possible, but not before having a neat love triangle with Beast and Iceman. Cecilia has since served as a recurring ally of the X-Men while attempting to maintain her normal medical career, but with the founding of Krakoa she joined the new mutant nation as a doctor in the Healing Gardens.


  • Barrier Warrior: Her forcefield powers make her near-invulnerable, but are seldom used offensively.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Justified, not only were all mutants being targeted during Operation Zero Tolerance by the Sentinels, Xavier kept track on where potential recruits for his X-men lived and Iceman took it upon himself to check up on her. Cecilia wasn’t just outed as a mutant to her mutant-hating coworkers, Iceman took her with him on an adventure to face the leader of Zero Tolerance.
  • Hospital Hottie: She's a doctor and plenty good looking.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She prefers to work as a normal doctor than to work in a superhero team. When the mutant nation of Krakoa is founded, she seemingly has abandoned this desire and now lives on Krakoa as one of the leading doctors of the island's healing gardens.
  • Going Cold Turkey: She was briefly hooked on a drug that boosted her powers, Professor X helped her kick the addiction.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Though ironically she is a Puerto Rican; but then again, she was raised in the Bronx.
  • Secret Public Identity: Due to the whole 'not wanting to be a superhero at all ever' thing, she refuses to take one.
  • The Medic: She still serves this role for the X-Men on occasion, including patching up Magneto after he brought Kitty Pryde back from space.
  • Slashed Throat: While performing an autopsy on several biologically enhanced soldiers killed by Krakoa's X-Force, she is caught off-guard by a smaller version of the soldier emerging from inside the corpse which slits her throat. Cecilia bleeds out, but Sage notes that due to her importance she will be bumped up to the top of the Five's resurrection list.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's of African-American and Puerto Rican descent.

     Marrow 

Sarah / Marrow

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/4fa2e347f621487abf8b772a4cb874df.jpg

Notable Aliases: Sarah Rushman, the bony little lass

Nationality: American, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Cable #15 (September, 1994)

Joined In: X-Men Vol 2 #70 (December, 1997)

A former mutant terrorist. Originally created by a writer with the intention to die in a one on one fight with Storm, it was after some executive meddling and other factors that she was revealed to be still alive. Later she was picked up again as one of three new and unusual recruits to join the X-Men after a crossover (the others were Cecilia Reyes and Maggot).

At first a troublemaker for the other X-Men, she managed to become a stable and accepted part of the team. However, after some failed attempts by writers and artist to make her more appealing, she mysteriously disappeared from one issue to another, without any explanation ever given.

Afterwards she reappeared in a one-shot as SHIELD sleeper agent, was part of the ill-fated Weapon X series and finally got depowered on M-Day while keeping her mutated appearance. After a brief appearance as enemy in X-factor she was once again absent for several years. She has now returned in the 2014 X-Force series as a core cast member.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Randomly was chosen as a fighter in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. Her only appearance in the Vs Series.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Poor Marrow, whomever she’s crushing on is either not interested in her or has a girlfriend already (both aren’t unheard of though). Averted when she was brainwashed however, as she went on a date with Spider-Man, but that didn’t last either.
  • And Show It to You: Subverted, Marrow was on the receiving end of this trope courtesy of Storm, who tore out Marrows’ heart after she’d rigged it to a bomb.
  • Anti-Hero: Nominal Hero originally. She had mutant supremacist leanings and was the loose cannon on a team with Wolverine, but eventually healed and reformed during Alan Davis' run, at the end of which, she probably didn't qualify for more than Classical Anti-Hero. After that she turned to downright villain and finally back to her original form.
  • Bad with the Bone: Thanks to her powers, Marrow is literally made of this trope, though she often favors knives over blunt weaponry. Depending on her level of control at the time, this can extend into other kinds of projectiles, such as spikes/needles, or boneshards straight out of her body.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default costume, which she often wears all the time.
    • Her X-force uniform also keeps this trend.
  • Basement-Dweller: In the first few weeks as an X-man, Marrow lived in their basement, specifically in the Danger Room. Justified since her people, the Morlocks, normally lives in the sewer, so it comes naturally to her.
  • Blood Knight: Before Davis' got a hold on her. Back again after she disappeared. In X-force she openly states she is just there to have "fun".
  • Body Horror: Her power, by the by, was to grow bones out of her body, usually in the form of outward jutting spines or claws.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Courtesy of SHIELD, her Bloodknight tendencies were turned up to eleven and she developed a split personality.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Mixed with being Put on a Bus. She disappeared two issues without explanation and has only reappeared in satellite titles, she was never shown or mentioned again in the core titles.
  • Dark Age of Supernames: Subverted, for someone who comes from the 90's, has the power to grow knives out of the body and was more anti than hero, she has a surprising soft and normal codename.
    • This was almost played straight, as her codename was originally "Sheath," but this was rejected by the editors for sounding too sexual.
  • Dual Wielding: Default combat style.
  • Executive Meddling: The reason she is still alive and why someone like her joined the X-Men in the first place.
  • Freudian Excuse: Well, if you'd been born with bones sticking out all over your body and had the only people who ever cared for you massacred before your eyes as a child, how well-adjusted would you be?
  • The Friend No One Likes: This happens on several teams, often justified given Marrows’ confrontational attitude and parttime Jerkass behavior, but her teammates aren’t completely without fault either.
    • Averted in her Gene Nation days, justified since she was the leader.
    • When she was part of the X-Men, Marrow didn’t interact well with the other members, either by being extremely confrontational, eating like a pig or just being intentionally creepy. Storms’ solution to Marrow’s attitude and temper problems is to let her get private lessons from Wolverine. Cue beatings and verbal put downs, which resulted in Marrow planting a bone dagger in Wolverine’s throat. Marrow would’ve died from Wolverine’s berserker-rage if Cannonball hadn’t bullrushed him.
    • While Marrow was a member of X-Force, consisting of Meme, Fantomex, Cable, Domino and Doctor Nemesis, she suffered heavily from mental instability from the trauma of losing her child, which manifested in childish behavior, lack of respect/personal boundaries and even more frequent bouts of aggression. Though the rest of the team had their own issues which they dealt with, suck as a general lack of trust in their teammates.
  • Healing Factor: The other reason why she survived the heart removal, and how she can remove the bones from her body without bleeding to death. Strangely not official part of her powerset.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Good grief, Marrow’s moral alignment practically changes with each new recurring appearance! She started out as a NiceGirl amongst the Morlocks, then grew into a terrorist leader, who then joined the X-Men and helped save the earth. She was later brainwashed by SHIELD to act as an assassin, who then went rogue killing Life Model Decoys. After that she joined Weapon X where she committed several murders and took part in imprisoning numerous mutants in concentration camps, including some she knew. Then she joined a mutant resistance group against Weapon X, which she subsequently took control over and reformed into a terrorist organization, killing numerous civilians aside from Weapon X personnel. Her next stint at “heroics” was with X-Force to act as mutant SWAT team killing any threats to the mutant nation. Her latest appearance has seen Marrow become a member of the villainous Helllfire Club under Emma Frost.
  • Knife Nut: Marrow almost always uses bone knives which grow from her own body as weapons. She is drawn with them on nearly each cover she appears on.
  • Lighter and Softer: Her development under Davis.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: Her Body Horror powers also give her some serious advantages like superhuman endurance, pain resistance, healing and strength.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction to finding out she volunteered for dangerous experiments to regain her super powers while being pregnant and having been told the risk.
  • No Social Skills: Marrow is extremely confrontational and has difficulty connecting to people emotionally — or even understanding herself. Of course, living in the sewers for most of your early childhood with a bunch of other maladjusted freaks and spending your teenage years fighting for your survival in a horrible pocket dimension does that to you. Archangel was the only one for whom she showed a soft spot, due to viewing him as a Messianic Archetype.
  • Slasher Smile: Can pull that off towards civilians and mooks, doesn't work on actual heroes or villains though.
  • Spike Shooter: She can shoot the spikes that form from her body.
  • Odd Friendship: While in X-Force [[Cloudcuckoolander Marrow]] seemed to eventually develop one with Doctor Nemesis, based on their mutual love of Coffee.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Her first appearance was as a bald little girl before this happened to her.
  • Progressively Prettier: Prime example of the trope. Part of it was deliberate in-universe: as she learned to control her powers better, there was less of the whole "bones jutting out of her at random" thing. With effort, she can maintain Cute Monster Girl status (the pink hair and the horns aren't going anywhere.) Of course, Depending on the Artist kicks in, and you can even have her looking like her Body Horror day-one self in one comic and her "cute girl with horns" look in another though both stories take place and are released around the same time.
  • Remember the New Guy?: An early Retcon established her as a survivor of the Morlock Massacre storyline.
  • Smarter Than You Look: She was able to memorize the entire subway and sewer tunnel system under New York as a 5 or 6 year old child. Likewise, having the time table of all subway trains in her mind. Also her short stint as sleeper agent showed that she is capable of learning and understanding scientific theories. It seems only her violent upbringing and resulting personality stops her from showing/using her intelligence openly.
  • Suicide by Cop: In the fourth X-Force volume, the mutant slaver Volga (the man responsible for the loss of her unborn baby) provokes her into doing this to him following his capture and torture by the team, knowing his goose was cooked either way. This earns her a What the Hell, Hero? from Cable.
  • Super Toughness: Her bones grant her an improved amount of durability, she’s been rammed into concrete walls and gotten back up, fought a feral Wolverine and could walk away and not once, but twice has jumped from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge and landed in the water without injury. Short version: Girl’s tough.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Her combat style is simply to overpower the enemy with strength and/or speed, as she learned during her childhood. However, missing any kind of formal training she is all but useless against people who can balance this out with skill as Storm quickly demonstrated.
  • Vague Age: Seemingly in her late teens to early twenties, but due to having grown up in another dimension where time passes differently, even Marrow doesn’t know her own age.
  • Wolverine Claws: With enough control over her powers, she can produce these in bone form.
  • Wolverine Wannabe: Marrow is a less straight example, where instead of Wolverine Claws she's able to grow bone protrusions out of anywhere from her body, which she can then break off and use as handheld blades. Though much like Wolverine, she possesses a Healing Factor that seals wounds made from said breaking of her bones off.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Some colorists make it brown, red or orange, but her default hair color is actually pink.
Advertisement:

     Maggott 

Japheth / Maggott

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maggott_xmen.jpg

Nationality: South African, Krakoan

Species: Human mutant

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #345 (June, 1997)

Joined In: X-Men Vol 2 #70 (December, 1997)

A South African teenager from a poor family. As a child, his family thought he was dying from stomach cancer because his abdomen constantly bulged and he was constantly hungry. Actually, he was going through a mutation in which his stomach turned into a pair of semi-autonomous slugs. To feed, Japheth had to have the slugs burst out of his stomach, feed on any substance, then return, giving him a burst of superstrength. Japheth joined the X-Men for only a short time before vanishing and reappearing years later to be killed in a Canadian concentration camp for mutants. However, he eventually returned but has had little involvement in any major (or minor) events.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is blue and his hair is silver.
  • Back from the Dead: He was revived by the techno-organic virus and used as a soldier by Selene during the Necrosha story. He seems to be one of the few mutants who was permanently brought back from that, as he is seen several times afterwards in various gatherings of numerous mutants.
  • Blessed with Suck: His powers, not only can he not control his slugs, when they have to give back the energy from what they’ve devoured, the eat their way back into him (a very painful process for him).
  • Casanova Wannabe: Big time, when he was an X-Man he hit on any women on the team, doesn’t matter if they’re hostile or married.
  • Cool Shades: Really likes wearing these.
  • Extreme Omnivore: The slugs within his body sure can eat.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: He calls the slugs Eany and Meany.
  • Healing Factor: Played with, Maggott himself cannot heal injuries, but whenever his slugs needs to return, they eat their way into him and somehow closes the wounds behind.
  • Jive Turkey: It's South African slang, but it's often completely impenetrable.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: These seemed to be going around in the late 90s X-Books.
  • Older Alter Ego: Originally Maggott is just a skinny teenager with normal skin complexion, but when he powers up by his digestive matter-eating slugs, his skin turns blue and becomes musclebound to fight.
  • Shoo Out the New Guy: To a point that you'd think the Trope Namer is a Shout-Out to him! He was only with the X-Men for a brief time before joining Generation-X for two issues before leaving.
  • Super Strenght: What his extreme digestive system gave him.
  • Totally Radical: Speaks in South African slang all the time.

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report