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     Cyclops 
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"No, we're the X-Men. We're not kids anymore. You trained us, Wolverine, and you know something? We're good. Very good."

Codename: Cyclops
Real Name: Scott Summers
Voiced by: Kirby Morrow

The leader of Professor Xavier's students. A mutant who shoots high-intensity beams from his eyes. Unfortunately for him, he can never shut this power off so he must always wear special visors or glasses made of ruby-quartz. Due to having a strong sense of morals and drive to be the leader, Scott can sometimes come off as a "boy scout" or "do-gooder". But he also has an extremely competitive side and tries hard to hold his temper in check, which can sometimes get the better of him. In contrast to his reputation for being stiff, he surprisingly shows a good sense of humor. During the series, Scott reunited with his brother Alex, who he thought died in the plane crash both were involved in.


  • Adaptation Personality Change: Contrasting with many other incarnations, this version of Scott is not an aloof, doubtful, stiff loner, but a confident and self-assured leader with a much more extroverted personality and more open sense of humor.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Compared to his cold and serious comic-book counterpart, Scott is much kinder to his friends, likable, and much more unambiguously heroic in this series.
  • Adorkable: Especially in the episode "Power Surge", where he can't seem to move without tripping, hurting, or humiliating himself.
  • Alliterative Name: Scott Summers.
  • Arch-Enemy: Avalanche. Even when he attempts a Heel–Face Turn, Cyclops constantly has issues with him, which Lance is all too happy to provoke.
  • Badass in Distress: In "Blind Alley", Mystique abducts Scott, steals his Power Limiter and leaves him stranded in the Mexican desert, as revenge for him leaving her to be captured in Area 51. She comes back to finish him off when he is exhausted, but Jean saves him at the nick of time.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Reliable and level-headed when calm, but piss him off and watch out!
    Juggernaut: (taking a full blast from Cyclops' visor) You think that can stop me? I'm RAW POWER!!
    Cyclops: You want it raw, tough guy, then take it RAW!! (takes off his visor and unleashes his unfiltered, unrestrained optic blast)
  • Big Brother Instinct:
    • Very protective of his long-lost little brother, Alex.
    • As the team leader, he's protective of the younger mutants, particularly Kurt.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Kurt. He takes him under his wing when Kurt joined the X-Men, giving him pilot lessons and advice when needed and acts as a sort of older brother figure to him.
  • Blessed with Suck: Scott's powers ought to be as controllable as any other energy blaster, but he suffered a concussion in his youth (his parents had pushed him out of a burning plane), which somehow led to his inability to shut off his powers after they emerged.
  • Blown Across the Room: Cyclops' eye beams knock bad guys back, but not Cyclops himself. It's one of the ways he's immune to his own power.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In this case, Scott is the dragon. For some reason, everyone wants a piece of Cyke, especially Duncan and Avalanche, especially when the former finds out why he wears those shades.
  • The Captain: And a badass one at that. This is easily one of Scott's most badass depictions yet, especially compared to his less experienced teammates .
  • Chick Magnet: Attracted the affections of Rogue, Taryn and Jean. Even Kitty was seen gushing over him.
  • Cool Shades: As usual, still has to wear ruby-quartz lenses to control his powers. These come in the form of sunglasses in his civilian outfit.
  • Decomposite Character: His usual role from the comics and other animated adaptations of being the first mutant recruited into the X-Men is given to Wolverine. Perhaps as a trade-off, he's Nightcrawler's Heterosexual Life Partner, a role that was filled by Wolverine in the comics.
  • Eye Beams: Cyclops' mutation is the ability to fire optic blasts of concussive force from his eyes. Unfortunately, he is unable to control it and must wear ruby-quartz glasses to be able to see without destroying everything in his line of sight.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible to Alex’s Foolish. His more controlled and mature nature contrasts with Alex’s recklessness and immaturity.
  • The Hero: He's the leader of the main X-Men team, as always.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: With Jean. They become an Official Couple in the second season.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kurt. Scott comes to view him as a younger brother, likely as a result of him being separated from Alex at a young age.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: If you take away the shades, Scott closely resembles his voice actor.
  • The Leader: Of the levelheaded variety.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Tall, Dark, and Handsome, with plenty of Clothing Damage to boot.
  • Nice Guy: Less aloof than usual portrayals and surprisingly affable.
  • Official Couple: He ends up with Jean.
  • One-Way Visor: He wears one of these as part of his X-Man costume, but ditches it for ruby-quartz glasses while in his civilian outfit.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When he opens his eyes while not wearing shades or a visor... it's not pretty to put it mildly.
    Come on Professor. I’m packing a bazooka behind each eyeball! What do ya want from me?
  • Power Incontinence: It's Cyclops. The uncontrollable and destructive eye beams are inherent to the character.
  • A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: Scott is the protagonist of the first and second season, before Rogue takes over in season three.
  • Sexy Spectacles: His pretty boy design flirts with the idea. It's one of the reasons why girls fawn over him.
    He's, like, totally Hollywood in those shades!
  • Ship Tease: Rogue had a crush on Scott and he might have had some feelings for her, though he was mostly Oblivious to Love.
  • Shirtless Scene: Scott suffers Clothing Damage more than any other male character in the series. A notable example is when he spends the majority of the third season's premiere with a torn shirt, which he somehow got when the X-Mansion exploded.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Jean. Once they finally get together, Kurt and Kitty gleefully mock them as being this.
    Kurt: Jean, darling, please accept this croissant as a symbol of my love!
    Kitty: Oh, Scott, you have such a way with pastry!
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Scott has only ever had eyes for Jean. He never notices Rogue’s obliviously huge crush on him, and he even though he dated Taryn for a bit, Scott was always trying to get closer to Jean.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades, oh no!
  • Temporary Blindness: Played with. Scott is dropped off in Mexico as a part of a trap laid by Mystique. He can see fine, it's just that she took his visor so he has to keep his eyes closed to avoid his Eye Beams causing massive damage to everything he looks at. Plus, you know, he's in the middle of the desert with no one to help him.
    (Scott opens his eyes for an instant to get a look at his surroundings)
 Scott: The good news...no one was there. The bad news, no one was there.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Pulls one off against The Juggernaut by tearing off his visor and opening his eyes as wide as he can. Sure, this is The Juggernaut and it only lasts a while, but it takes out huge chunks of the surrounding area.
  • Workaholic: Played for Laughs: Scott LOVES Danger Room Simulations, and is happy to suggest them as a possible group activity at two in the morning.
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     Jean Grey 
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"It bugs me to always be treated like the weaker sex!"

Real Name: Jean Grey
Voiced by: Venus Terzo

Jean was the most popular of the X-Men who attended Bayville High. Beautiful, athletic, and smart, she seemed to not have the problems the others faced trying to fit in and be normal. But her growing powers made her extremely insecure and showed she had her own burdens to bear. And she was ultimately shunned by her former friends when revealed to be a mutant. Jean dated Duncan Matthews for the first two seasons, but later fell for Scott, who had secretly loved her from afar. Jean also has a very close father-and-daughter type relationship with Professor Xavier.


  • Academic Athlete: She's shown to excel in various sports like soccer, track, and basketball, and she's mentioned to have been accepted by several universities to study genetics.
  • The Ace: Jean is one of the most powerful mutants at the Institute and she has excellent control over her abilities. She is also intelligent, strong-willed, very well-liked, and a naturally gifted athlete.
  • Action Girl: Jean is highly capable of defending herself and others whenever the time calls for it.
  • Barrier Warrior: Jean can generate telekinetic force fields to protect herself and others.
  • Battle Couple: With Cyclops, combining his optic blasts with her potent psychic abilities.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Brains to Kitty’s Beauty and Rogue’s Brawn. Jean is an honor student, and she’s the more level-headed and mature one of the girls.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In episode 25, she is the first victim of Mesmero's brainwashing, and goes around collecting the objects he needs to further his agenda.
  • Dude Magnet: Jean has had a total of four guys that have taken an interest in her at some point throughout the series: Scott, Duncan, Fred and Lucas.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She pulls one at some point after the show ends, as Xavier remembers having a vision of her transforming into the Dark Phoenix while he was under Apocalypse's control.
    Xavier: With a heavy heart, I saw the dearest of friends become the most terrible of enemies.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted, as Jean is level-headed and sensible. However, the mutant-hating Principal Kelly invokes this trope as he questions whether her anger can influence her powers.
    Principal Kelly: A fiery temper? That's a dangerous combination with your kind of powers.
  • Girly Bruiser: Jean is girly and well-mannered, but also quite the badass with her psionic powers.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She's a feminine young lady who is also a passionate athlete at several different sports and is a Girly Bruiser.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: At the beginning of the series, Jean never really expressed having romantic feelings towards Scott as she had a boyfriend, and they acted more like Just Friends. Until Season 2 when both Taryn and Rogue start showing interest in him, is when Jean starts showing her jealousy. Taryn even points out the fact that Jean has had plenty of chances at Scott but she never fell through with it. That is until later during Season 3.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: Mesmero uses his hypnosis powers on her to make her steal for him.
  • Improvised Weapon: She uses this a lot with her telekinetic powers to hurtle stuff at the bad guy.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Along with Kitty, both are the light to Rogue's dark. Jean is a beautiful, confident and polite popular girl whereas Rogue is a snarky, brooding goth loner who has a much shorter hairstyle than the former two.
  • Lovable Jock: Jean is the school's star soccer player. Although referred to as 'Miss Perfect', she's considerate and gracious to everyone.
  • Male Gaze: Jean gets her fair amount of lingering close-up shots that focus on her butt.
  • Mind over Matter: Her powers are telepathy and telekinesis. She often uses her telekinesis to lift herself and others, giving her the ability of levitation and flight. She also uses her telekinesis to create durable shields and energy blasts.
  • Moral Guardian: Compare Jean to Cyclops in Season One's Survival of the Fittest. Both the Brotherhood and X-Men competed to get to the top of a mountain and place a flag before the other team. The catch was neither team could use their powers. But Scott had no problem cheating and using his powers after seeing Avalanche cheat. Jean though was quick to point out that the X-Men should be above such things and stick to the rules. Interesting that neither Scott or Jean were portrayed in a positive light here with Jean being shown as slightly overbearing and self-serving.
  • Not Quite Flight: Her telekinesis enables her to effectively fly when she uses it on her own body.
  • Official Couple: With Scott starting Season 3 and onwards.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Jean is not only a member of the X-Men, but also a skilled soccer player and the captain of the girls' team in her school. Sadly, she's kicked off the team when it's revealed that she's a mutant.
  • Power Incontinence: "Power Surge" is dedicated to have her go through this.
  • Pstandard Psychic Pstance: When she uses her powers, she usually either puts her hands on her temples or stretches her arms in the direction of her target.
  • Psychic Powers: Her main powers are Telepathy and Telekinesis.
  • Punny Name: Jean Grey has mutant powers because she possesses the X-gene and her powers also involve her grey matter.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Rogue's red, being intelligent, nurturing, more levelheaded and willing to follow the rules.
  • Redhead In Green: She wears a black X-Men uniform with a bright green stripe down the front and back.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Scott. Once they finally get together, Kurt and Kitty gleefully mock them as being this:
    Kurt: Jean, darling, please accept this croissant as a symbol of my love!
    Kitty: Oh, Scott, you have such a way with pastry!
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Has vibrant red hair and green eyes and is the leading female character.
  • Soapbox Sadie: With her speeches on mutant pride and mutant/human equality, she tips into this. It was even lampshaded at one point, in which she gears herself up for a lecture: "And I for one, am very proud of the fact..." only to be yanked off-screen by Scott. In the Girls' Night Out Episode she and the other mutant girls rail against Scott's overprotectiveness and start fighting crime as the "Bayville Sirens." She mellows out by the end of the episode (although she needed almost getting killed by some random gangsters and Cyke helping with a covert optic blast for her to get it).
  • Straw Feminist: This comes up during Walk on the Wild Side and is never really touched on again. She calls Scott out on trying to help and bitches at Duncan for buying tickets to a dance, when it's supposed to be the girl who asks the guy out, while complaining about always feeling like she's treated as the weaker sex.
  • Telepathy: Like her mentor Professor Xavier, Jean is a telepath which means that she has the ability to detect and read the thoughts of others, project her own thoughts into other's minds, form psychic links with other beings, control others' minds so as to manipulate their physical functions, mentally stun opponents with bolts of pure psionic force, cast near-flawless mental illusions, and project her mind onto the astral plane.
  • Tsundere: Type B. She's the sweetest Cool Big Sis, unless Duncan or Scott (or both) are around.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: When Mystique strands Scott in Mexico without his glasses, Jean's rescue is something to behold.

     Nightcrawler 
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"Chicks dig the fuzzy dude!"

Codename: Nightcrawler
Real Name: Kurt Wagner
Voiced by: Brad Swaile

Nightcrawler is a blue, furry mutant whose power is the ability to teleport. He uses a holographic image inducer in public to appear as a normal teenage boy. Nightcrawler is the biological son of Mystique, who dropped/abandoned him a long time ago. They don't get along.

In contrast to his demonic appearance, Kurt is kind, fun loving, and a loyal friend. But there also is a sense of sadness about him as he longs to be accepted by the world outside despite his appearance.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Unlike the comics, he's given a more elfish appearance than outright demonic.
  • Adorkable: There's his playful nature, adorable elf ears, and constant joking, as well as his tendency to make Sci-Fi references with Scott when the two are doing something.
    Scott: Teleporter to Maximum, Mr Wagner.
    Kurt: Aye Captain!
    Scott: ENGAGE! (Both teleport out of scene.)
  • Age Lift: Unlike the rest of his peers in the series, Kurt was already an adult (like Ororo and Logan) when he joined the X-Men in the comics.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Blue, just like his mother Mystique, though in his case it's due to his fur.
  • Arch-Enemy: Has a rivalry with Toad from the Brotherhood, which was established as early as the first episode. Their antagonism would grow worse as the series progressed due to Toad attempting to sabotage Kurt's date by stealing his holographic image inducer.
  • Beast and Beauty: He becomes the boyfriend of pretty-girl Amanda Sefton.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't pull his tail.
    • Also don't steal his Image Inducer. He completely flips out when Toad does it.
  • Big Eater: Apparently the price of 'porting is an insatiable appetite.
  • Chick Magnet: He has had multiple Ship Tease moments with Kitty, Tabitha, and Amanda despite his demonic visage. Like the above quote says, chicks dig the fuzzy dude!
  • Class Clown: Kurt has a playful and teasing nature as he loves to joke around and have fun. He sometimes uses this to cover up his self-esteem issues.
  • Cute Little Fangs: The pointy teeth helps accentuate his demon-esque elf theme.
  • Cute Monster Girl: A male version of this trope. In this version, Kurt is an elfin cutie with blue fur, a tail, pointed ears and fangs.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Don't be fooled by his demonic appearance, he's one of the sweetest guys around.
  • Extradimensional Shortcut: His teleportation abilities involve him slipping into another dimension, travelling very quickly through it then popping out elsewhere.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: He has three-fingered hands and feet in his original, demon form. Whenever he's in his human disguise, his fingers stick together in a Vulcan-salute formation.
  • Freakiness Shame: While Kurt is ashamed of his appearance, he soon seems to become more relaxed about it around other mutants. He's still afraid of letting normal people see his true face, constantly wearing a device that projects a hologram around him to make him look like a normal person in public, but this trope is invoked when Amanda Sefton convinces him to turn off his image inducer as she likes his real self.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Kurt's girlfriend Amanda isn't bothered at all by his true appearance.
  • Fun Personified: He loves to party.
  • Gratuitous German: Kurt originally comes from Germany and since he’s one of the main characters, this longtime trait is a given trope for his character. There are a few times when he slips German into his sentences, but he stops this early in the first season.
  • Handy Feet: His feet are shaped very much like his hands and are just as dexterous as shown when he was piloting the X-Jet with just his feet.
  • Happily Adopted: Played with, as Kurt loves his adoptive parents dearly and wouldn't trade them for the world, but as time goes on he shows a little too much interest in his birth parent and his origin. However, at the end he's shown to be unwilling to establish any kind of relationship with Mystique.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Quickly befriends Scott in the first episode and develops a sibling-like relationship with him.
  • Hide Your Otherness: In order for him to attend Bayville High, Kurt uses an image inducer to go out in public looking like a normal dark-haired, light-skinned teenage boy.
  • Hologram: Kurt's normal Bayville High appearance is nothing more than a hologram. Deconstructed at the beginning of Season 3 when it turns out that Kurt is the only Xavier Institute student with his cover still intact thanks to his hologram inducer.
  • In-Series Nickname: Fuzzy Blue Elf.
  • In the Hood: In the first episode, he wears a trenchcoat with a hood to hide his demonic appearance.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest members of the cast, to the point Kurt's only negative trait seems to be that he loves partying a bit too much.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Grows very close to Kitty following the events of "Grim Reminder", but never shows any romantic attraction towards her for the entirety of the show's run.
  • Pointy Ears: Much like his comic book counterpart, he has elfish ears as part of his physical mutation.
  • Poirot Speak: Kurt frequently uses German words and phrases in his speech.
  • Prehensile Tail: His tail is strong enough to not only support his body weight but also lift an adult man completely off the ground.
  • Pretty Boy: Kurt is very attractive with or without his disguise, although he falls more on the "cute" side. With his elfin features, they reflect his adorkable personality, and the impression Nightcrawler leaves on viewers is that he's a cute blue elf rather than a freaky blue demon.
  • Red Is Heroic: Like his comic counterpart, Kurt's outfit includes a significant amount of red.
  • Running on All Fours: On occasion. He usually does this when he's in an urgent situation.
  • Sad Clown: Sometimes, not nearly as often as the fandom would have you think. He gets his fair share of angst, but by the next episode he'll be back to making jokes and acting happily.
  • Sleep Cute: Strangely subverted. Nightcrawler would look cute as he's sleeping... if only he didn't accidentally teleport every time he sneezes due to a bad cold. Taking Kitty with him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Due to the blue skin and opaque white eyes, it's pretty obvious that Mystique is his mother.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: He inherited them from his mother.
  • Tele-Frag: When Scarlet Witch messes up his powers and causes him to teleport into a sign. The sign is pushed apart by Nightcrawler appearing in the middle of it. What would happen if it had been a person is left to the imagination.
  • Teleporter Accident: Forge tries to extend the range of Nightcrawler's teleportation, and ends up creating rifts to the hell-like dimension Nightcrawler uses to move from place to place. Needless to say, the inhabitants get out.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: His signature ability.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the comics, Amanda is Kurt's adopted sister whom he dates; here they keep the romance but cut out the sibling angle.
  • Wall Crawling: He can stick to walls. He's even called "Wall Crawler" at one point.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like Wolverine, the animators make Kurt’s hair dark blue instead of black.

     Rogue 
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"Me and Miss Popularity there are worlds apart, galaxies, but then I realized something. She would do the same thing for me."

Codename: Rogue
Real Name: Unknown
Voiced by: Meghan Black

Rogue is a mysterious mutant who absorbs the memories and abilities of others through touch. Due to her powers, Rogue has become withdrawn, bitter, anti-social, and sullen. Only after learning to trust the other X-Men, does she begin to open up. Rogue is Mystique's adopted daughter, but turns her back on Mystique after learning that she was only using her and joins the X-Men. She develops a massive crush on Cyclops, but later accepts that Scott loves Jean and not her.


  • Action Girl: She has mutant powers and she does use them occasionally but relies more on her combat skills to fight enemies.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Rogue of the comics and other adaptations is more of a Southern Belle. The cartoon presents her as an awkward Deadpan Snarker.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Her eyes are generally green in the comics, but they're portrayed as grey in the show.
  • Adaptational Wimp: She lacks her comic book self's super strength and flightnote ; and although the powers and memories she absorbs from her victims are permanent, she is unable to voluntarily tap into them for more than a few minutes after absorption, and they begin to overwhelm and drive her insane with time.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • Her love for Cyclops can never be returned; although series writer Frank Puar says that though Rogue lost to Jean during their teen years, the small glimpse of the future team from the series finale showed subtle hints that after Jean's disastrous contact with the Phoenix Force and subsequent death, Rogue would finally be able to confess her feelings for Scott and they would become a couple.
    • Cody, the star football player from her hometown in her debut episode, had been staring at her for a week before being brave enough to ask her for a dance, but is accidentally put into a coma due to her latent mutation.
  • All Your Powers Combined: In "Self Possessed", the personalities she had absorbed in previous episodes begin to surface and overwhelm her mind, allowing her to use all their powers at the same time. Though Xavier erases these abilities by the end of the episode, Rogue would reclaim them on top with a few others in "Dark Horizon".
  • Anti-Villain: Starts out as a member of the Brotherhood, due to feeling isolated because of her uncontrollable power.
  • Badass Longcoat: She wears a brown coat every now and then.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A good majority of her outfits, especially her Season 1 civilian outfit. Given her powers, she manages to pull it off by wearing a see-through top over the outfit sometimes.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Brawn to Kitty’s Beauty and Jean’s Brains. She’s the most aggressive, with a rebellious attitude and a Touch of Death power by skin contact that works wonders in a fist fight.
  • Biker Babe: She commandeers Logan’s motorcycle for them to escape military capture, and proves plenty skilled with it.
  • Blessed with Suck: Zigzagged.
    • Her mutation means she can never touch anyone without injuring or knocking them out, but the show makes it a point that it also makes Rogue a force to be reckoned when she joins a fight. She is often shown using her power to knock out one opponent, and then proceeding to use the stolen power to take care of the rest of her enemies. Or if one of her friends is knocked out anyway, she takes their powers as an extra boost to the group's fighting strength. She definitely uses her power much more liberally not to mention more effectively than in other media portrayals.
    • "Self Possessed" reveals that her mutation permanently stores the powers and memories from the people she touches. However, she cannot voluntarily tap into them, and they begin to overwhelm her original personality, driving her to the brink of insanity. It takes Xavier's intervention to erase the other personalities inside her brain, preventing them from taking over her body.
  • Broken Bird: Rogue was purposefully raised as an outsider by Mystique and Destiny to manipulate her into becoming Mystique's tool, cannot touch anyone without draining them due to her mutant ability, and to top it all off suffers from a bad case of unrequited love for Scott and consequentially is bitterly jealous of Scott's official Love Interest Jean.
  • Clothing Damage: Somewhat justified. In the Season 3 two-parter finale, Rogue is hit head-on by a massive fire blast from Pyro. Having just absorbed Colossus' metal skin power, she comes out of it unharmed. Her clothes, however, are burned off except for the obvious necessary bits and some extra scraps.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: In the earlier parts of the first season, Rogue was torn between her feelings towards Scott and the X-Men, and her loyalty to her superior Mystique and the Brotherhood. She ends up officially joining the X-Men when she learns that Mystique has been manipulating her from the start and that her feelings of mistrust for the X-Men were misplaced.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Rogue wears gloves so as not to accidentally touch anyone, since touching her skin causes her to absorb others' memories and physical abilities, often harming or potentially killing them.
  • Cool Big Sis: Kurt comes to see her as this once they find out she is his adoptive sister. She seems to reciprocate the feelings by the series' end, as they walk away together after rejecting Mystique.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As a rather moody character, she's quick to throw some sarcasm out every now and then.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: She's so taken with Gambit when she first meets him that she doesn't realize he's given her a card that's about to explode.
  • Energy Absorption: If her skin touches anyone else's then she'll absorb energy as well as their memories and abilities. The longer she holds on, the more she absorbs.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Due to the nature of her power, most Danger Room scenes have her instead use basic training and martial arts to deal with the robotic threats and use her powers sporadically. Shown off in Cajun Spice, where she uses her power for mind reading only and mostly takes out the Rippers with just outmatching them in fighting skills.
  • Goth: A huge departure from her Southern Belle comic persona. And it proved to be quite popular. Some Comic writers (notably Grant Morrison) wanted to Canon Immigrant this, but never got the chance to. Instead it appears X-23 has absorbed this trait when adapted into the Comics.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Rogue shows some jealousy toward Jean, possibly due to her own power's drawback and Jean seeming to be perfect in every way. This becomes clear in season two's Power Surge where Jean can telepathically hear Rogue snark on her for winning an award, and later for believing Professor Xavier gives Jean preferential treatment. Knowing that Scott, who she has a crush on, really loves Jean doesn't help either. At the end, she acknowledges that for all their differences, Jean does care for her.
  • Has Two Mommies: Both Mystique (adoptive) and Destiny (foster).
  • Heel–Face Turn: She initially joined the Brotherhood of Mutants, but left to join the X-Men after finding out that they recruited her to be a potential weapon.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For Scott since he only has eyes for Jean.
  • Kiss of Death: She did this to Gambit in "Dark Horizon" to absorb his powers, though it only knocks him out.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The dark to Jean and Kitty's light. Rogue is a snarky, brooding gothic loner whereas Jean and Kitty are both bright and friendly long-haired extroverts.
  • Most Common Superpower: As expected from Rogue. While not to the levels seen in the comics, she is realistically proportioned but still more ample than the other X-Men.
  • Mundane Utility: She once used her power so she could dance like Kitty.
  • No Name Given: She's referred to as 'a rogue' by Xavier in her origin episode, then she expresses a lack of memory. Since then, her name was never revealed in the show, and she was only referred to as Rogue. Many have taken to calling her Anna Marie, her current comic name, but it's more of a fanon thing right now.
  • Odd Friendship: With Kitty. The girls have nothing in common, and earlier episodes showed them as not being able to stand each other, though later on the two quickly grow to become close friends.
  • One-Man Army: In "Dark Horizon", Rogue ambushes and defeats the entire cast while under Mesmero's control.
  • Only One Name: Just Rogue. One wonders how that worked at school.
  • Out of the Inferno: When Rogue is brainwashed by Mesmero to steal the powers of dozens of mutants, she targets Magneto's crew. After taking out most of them, Pyro blasts her. She walks out of the fire with some Clothing Damage and Colossus' metal skin power active.
  • Personality Powers: She's a gloomy, withdrawn goth with an uncontrollable death touch.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Her comics' counterpart never had romantic feelings for Scott.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Jean's blue, with Rogue being cynical, tough, impulsive and willing to break the rules.
  • Redhead In Green: Rogue has auburn hair but she still qualifies. In one of her civvies outfits, she wears a green mesh top over her black halter. And her X-Men battle uniform has a green armor platelet that goes over her chest area.
  • The Resenter: A little bit, for Jean. During the first episode of season 2, Jean catches Rogue getting chided by the Professor, with Rogue thinking to herself the Professor would never treat Jean the same way.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Rogue made quick best friends with Risty Wilde, a girl from Manchester, England. They seemed to have a lot in common and some fans were getting some Schoolgirl Lesbians vibes from the two. That came to a halt when we learned Risty was actually her mother Mystique in disguise.
  • Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: When her powers become unstable all the personalities she's ever absorbed begin to surface and with Mystique's powers she takes the form of whatever person she has previously been in contact with.
  • Ship Tease: Beside her crush on Scott, in the later seasons she had one full episode of blatant teases with Gambit, plus scattered moments in other episodes. Though according to the character designer and occasional director of the series, they kept this to a minimum because a lot of the writing team shipped Scott and Rogue.
  • Sixth Ranger: She became the last member to join the original team before the recruits appeared.
  • Skunk Stripe: Not really explained how or why she has those white bangs. Whether she was born with it or she dyed them to go with her gothic style, we can only assume. She's even called "skunk head" by some punks in an episode.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She was the unwitting accomplice that helped Mystique release Wanda from the mental institution and recruit her into the Brotherhood, because she briefly toured Risty/Mystique around the Institute in "Power Surge," familiarizing her with Cerebro. When Risty returned there accompanied by Arcade in "Fun and Games," she gathered data on Charles' sessions with Wanda as revealed in "The He X Factor."
  • Wakeup Makeup: Rogue is never seen without her makeup. Even when Avalanche pushed her into a pool, or when she just steps out of the shower, her make-up is completely intact. Though there is one episode in season 4, "Cajun Spice," where Rogue falls into a lake and comes out makeup-free.

     Shadowcat 
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"I don't have any gifts, just a curse."

Codename: Shadowcat
Voiced by: Maggie Blue O'Hara

A mutant from Northbrook, Illinois whose ability allows her to become intangible. Shadowcat is the youngest member of the team and is characterized by her upbeat nature and cheerfulness. She usually pals around with Nightcrawler since they are about the same age. Her on-again off-again romance with Avalanche was a sub-plot that continued through all four seasons. She first develops a crush on him while still in school, but it turned out he was only using her to steal test answers. Later, even though they are on opposite teams, Lance saves her life and her opinion of him changes. They date for a while, but their differences break them up, before ultimately reigniting their romantic relationship after the fight against Apocalypse.


  • Action Girl: She gets to join in on the action frequently as one of the team's core members.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Her eyes are generally portrayed as brown/hazel in the comics, but here they're a light blue.
  • Adorkable: Geeky, a little on the clumsy side, and just plain adorable, especially when she's dancing.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • "Kitty" is a nickname to begin with. (Her real first name is Katherine.)
    • Avalanche calls her "Pretty Kitty" and "Kit-Kat", alternatively.
    • Wolverine calls her "Half-Pint".
    • Spyke calls her "K-Girl".
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted in that Kitty was attracted to the good person inside of Lance, and wasn't super thrilled when he acted like an asshole. Although to a 15-year-old girl being pursued by an older and handsome bad boy wasn't exactly a turn-off.
  • Badass Adorable: Cute, sweet, and naïve, and she can whoop ass along with the rest of the X-Men.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Two of her civvies outfits and her Bayville Sirens costume show off her stomach.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: The Beauty to Jean’s Brains and Rogue’s Brawn. She’s a cute Valley Girl and the most feminine of the X-Men girls.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's shown to be well versed with the mansion's computer system, and was stated to be a straight A student with taking senior-class courses like trigonometry and astrophysics. So its more that she just acts a little ditzy.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: The only class she doesn't ace is gym.
  • Dating Catwoman: She briefly dates Avalanche in the second season, but they both realize the relationship is not going to work as long as they are in opposing teams. Their interactions in the final episode imply they still have feelings for each other.
  • Ditzy Genius: Although she speaks like a Valley Girl, she's quite smart. In her first episode, the Girl Posse claim she's acing all of her classes except PE. In another episode she and Evan figure out how Forge's machine works simply by examining it. And she also demonstrates knowledge of how to short out a helicopter's weapon system without knocking down the craft.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Her driving even scares Wolverine, due to her habit of phasing the car through obstacles. Scott was so scared that he stated he never wanted to ride a vehicle again.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She's seen cuddling/sleeping with a stuffed, purple dragon, which is a reference to Lockheed, Kitty's pet dragon from the comics.
  • Girly Bruiser: Has a Valley Girl personality but capable of kicking just as much ass as her teammates.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Lance.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: At first. But she gets over it after a few episodes.
  • Informed Judaism: The only evidence that she's Jewish is a scene of her lighting the menorah in her home in the Christmas Episode.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Kitty has huge light blue eyes and she has a sweet and optimistic personality.
  • Intangible Girl: She can phase through solid objects and even people. Amusingly in one episode she phases through Beast while brushing her teeth...and accidentally leaves the toothbrush inside him.
  • Lethal Chef: Oh, yes. She gains this reputation after she uses Kurt as a guinea pig for her muffins. After a couple of batches, he bolts whenever she asks him to taste her cooking.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Shadowcat undoes her trademark ponytail once she starts fighting crime as a Bayville Siren in episode “Walk On The Wild Side”.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Along with Jean, both are the light to Rogue's dark. Kitty is a sweet, bubbly, pink-wearing girl whereas Rogue is a snarky, brooding gothic loner who has a much shorter hairstyle than the former two.
  • Morality Pet: From season two on, Kitty inspires most of Lance's heroic feats, including how she convinces him to join the battle against Apocalypse during the finale.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A modest example, but she spends an episode or two clad in nothing but a swimsuit, so it's there in a "girl next door" kind of way.
  • Naïve Newcomer: She definitely feels like a fish out of water when she first joins the X-Men, being particularly weirded out by Kurt's appearance at first.
  • Not Quite Flight: Kitty has been shown (at least once) being able to float/walk on air using her phasing power. She can also phase upward through ceilings, which has about the same effect as levitation.
  • Official Couple: She gets back together with Lance in the last episode.
  • Pink Is Feminine: She wears a pink sweater cardigan with her main outfit, her pajamas are pink, and she has a pink one-piece swimsuit. And she’s definitely girly too.
  • Plucky Girl: Although she's initially nervous with being on the X-Men, she demonstrates a lot of bravery and determination when the occasion calls for it and in later seasons.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: To the extent that Wolverine once snaps at her: "And don't give me them puppy-dog eyes, Half-Pint!"
  • Ship Tease: Occasionally with Evan. She's notably more affectionate to him than the other X-kids.
  • Stuffed into a Locker: This happens to her in her debut episode, mostly as an excuse for Kitty to discover her ability to phase past solid objects. So naturally, this causes her to bump into Avalanche to kick off the plot.
  • Teen Genius: A straight A student (although her intelligence was somewhat downplayed compared to other versions of Shadowcat).
  • Unexplained Accent: Talks like a stereotypical Southern California Valley Girl, despite ostensibly being from Illinois.
  • Valley Girl: Unlike her comic book counterpart. However, she stopped, like totally, after the first season. For sure.
  • Walking Techbane: Like her comics counterpart, her powers can often cause machinery to malfunction if she phases through them.

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The Teachers

     Wolverine 
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"We're definitely gonna need more instructors. An' maybe a couple of tanks."

Codename: Wolverine
Real Name: Unknown, goes by Logan.
Voiced by: Scott McNeil

The X-Men's top fighter and chief drill instructor to the students. His keen senses help him track down adversaries and alert him of danger ahead. His healing powers make him nearly impossible to defeat in a brawl. Adamantium claws are capable of shredding enemies and just about any inanimate object as well. His past is a mystery to everyone, including himself. It is a rather lengthy past as well because his healing factor has drastically slowed the aging of his body. He was already an adult by World War II. Unlike in other X-Men series, Wolverine plays a minor role in X-Men: Evolution and is more of a Papa Wolf than carousing badass.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His superhero costume is colored orange and black in this series, whereas in the comics and the previous series along with the other animated adaptations, it was colored yellow and black.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • Due to the series' changes to certain character's ages, he never falls in love with teenage Jean Grey, and therefore never has the heated rivalry with Cyclops that is the cause for much of his Jerkass behavior in the comics (though the two did briefly have a leadership struggle).
    • Also, while he always was fond of young mutant daughter figures, it would take decades of Character Development for him to be anywhere close to willing to play father figure with Storm and Xavier for an entire group of mutant children before any school for gifted youngsters or superhero team was properly established.
  • Anime Hair: It actually bends backwards and up.
  • Archenemy: With Sabretooth.
  • Badass Biker: Logan owns two motorcycles and is often seen driving them. And just watch the beginning sequence of “Operation: Rebirth” where Wolverine being chased by the military in the woods on his motorcycle. Talk about badass!
  • Badass Teacher: He's the students' chief drill instructor, and he kicks a lot of ass.
  • Bash Brothers: With Captain America back in WWII, who he promises to one day find a cure for his recovery.
  • Berserk Button: If anyone refers him as “Weapon X”, it really gets under Logan’s skin.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He gradually warms up to Kitty and Kurt nicknaming them "Half-pint" and "Elf" respectively.
  • Composite Character: He has Cyclops' usual role from the comics and other animated adaptations of being the first X-Man.
  • Cool Old Guy: The guy was around helping Captain America in WWII.
  • Deadpan Snarker: To the students.
  • Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Whenever the students are having issues with themselves or their powers, he's there to help make sense of it since he's been there himself. Most notably to Rogue.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Can be at times; see Training from Hell below.
  • Guttural Growler: He’s voice actor Scott McNeil has this as one of his primary vocal archetypes in that he’s smoked for much of his life, which has helped him develop this.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Technically, his hair is supposed to be black, but with the way the animation is, it looks more dark blue than black.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Downplayed. Despite his temper and violent attributions, he does try to control them.
  • Healing Factor: Due to the nature of most children's shows, this can't be shown that effectively. But it's better shown here when Wolverine’s shown to have broken his legs from a helicopter jump, and later on in Season 4 when he falls out of a plane.
  • I Work Alone: Downplayed. Although he prefers to be alone, he does enjoy the company of those he likes.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Kitty and Rogue.
  • Mysterious Past: Some episodes go into his past... a little.
  • The Nose Knows: His tracking mutant ability.
  • Older Than They Look: Thanks to his self-regeneration power, Logan’s true age will never be revealed but it's shown he was at least old enough to have served in the military along with Cap, which he did in this cartoon. Magneto was a kid back then.
  • Opposite-Sex Clone: X-23
  • Papa Wolf: Hurt any of his X-Men at your own risk. Especially Kitty, Rogue, and X-23.
  • Parental Substitute: To X-23. Even though she's basically his Opposite Gender Clone, he treats her like he would with his own daughter.
  • Screaming Warrior: Logan can be counted on to be yelling or roaring in battle when taking down foes.
  • Shipper on Deck: Rather amusingly, he serves as one for Scott and Jean here. When Scott is wondering about communicating his feelings to Jean and decides to ask Logan of all people for girl advice, Logan tells him that if he won't tell her his feelings Logan will. At the end when they hook up, Logan merely says, "About time".
  • Super Senses: Wolverine's senses are so high-tuned he can recognize and track people by individual scents — this ability also allows him to see through shape-shifter disguises.
  • Training from Hell: This trope gets first deconstructed, and then reconstructed - in the first X-23 episode, it's established that he can be pretty harsh with training the younger X-Men-to-be, to the point that Rogue wouldn't admit she'd gotten better (after the last episode's events) to avoid it. After his experience with the aforementioned Tyke-Bomb, he loosens up because "Sometimes you gotta let kids just be kids". He realizes that pushing teenagers too far in training is detrimental, and he eases up by the end. Contains hilarity in that Rogue of all people was pretending to still be sick in an effort to evade his training session.
  • True Companions: In their first scene together you can tell just how much he and Charles trust each other, and through the whole series they remain good confidants to each other.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Charles and his school.
  • Wolverine Claws: Obviously. His claws along with the rest of the bones in his body were bonded with an unbreakable metal known as adamantium as part of the Weapon X program.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Averted. Amazingly, Wolverine was mostly a supporting player due to being an adult on a show where the focus was on the kids.
  • The Worf Effect: Need to make The Juggernaut look like a huge threat? Have him kick Wolverine's ass.

     Storm 
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"I'm a weather-witch, not a snow plow. I'm doing the best I can."

Codename: Storm
Real Name: Ororo Munroe
Voiced by: Kirsten Williamson

One of Professor Xavier's top teachers, Storm is seen as a role model by the students. She is also one of the most powerful mutants alive due to her ability to manipulate the weather. One of her few weaknesses is her claustrophobia which was explored in her one spotlight episode African Storm.


  • Action Girl: Due to being an adult in contrast to the rest of the teenagers, she's quite powerful.
  • Adaptational Modesty: She doesn't have her usual Leotard of Power from the comics - instead she wears a modest bodysuit.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Her nephew Evan calls her “Auntie O”.
  • Badass Cape: She wears a nice dark blue cape as a part of her costume.
  • Badass Teacher: She's not shown teaching that much, but she's suitably badass.
  • Blow You Away: She can manipulate the winds to great effect.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She becomes one of Apocalypse's Horsemen.
  • Caring Gardener: She uses her weather manipulating powers to water the plants in the mansion’s greenhouse in her spare time.
  • Claustrophobia: As in the comics, she's got a great fear of confined spaces. One Danger Room simulation had her trapped in a tight box and she freaked out.
  • Combat Stilettos: She has these on in both of her series and post-series costumes, but they're a non-issue for her since she's often seen floating or flying.
  • Cool Aunt: To Evan. He outright calls her this in his video project.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Though her hair is white, and given a Hand Wave by saying that it's a distinguishing trait of her people.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Her spotlight episode, "African Storm".
  • Elemental Powers: She has complete control over the weather, which gives her the ability to whip up lightning, wind, rain and ice storms in combat. Hence her codename Storm.
  • Emotional Powers: Ororo’s powers have always been closely linked with her emotions. As such she has had to teach herself a large degree of self control. Containing her emotions isn’t always easy though and when she fails, the results can be quite dramatic.
  • Fisher King: The weather changes according to her mood.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Whenever she is using her powers.
  • An Ice Person: Comes with her control of the weather which includes blizzards and ice storms.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure combined with She's Got Legs: Word of God from the guy who designed the characters, Storm has very long shapely legs and curvy hips.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Her mutant powers give her control over the elements, and she's a Physical Goddess with a regal manner.
  • Making a Splash: Can produce rain, of course.
  • Mama Bear: It's best not to mess with the younger X-Men. And more specifically with her nephew Spyke.
  • Mark of the Beast: She receives blue markings similar to those of Apocalypse when he "recruits" her as one of his horsemen.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: She has normal blue eyes until she uses her powers, causing them to glow white.
  • Mundane Utility: She frequently use her weather powers to generate small rains to water her plants or fill up a water fountain.
  • Mystical White Hair: Courtesy of her mutant powers.
  • Not Quite Flight: She can fly by using her powers to manipulate the winds surrounding her.
  • Occult Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes, which is extremely rare among non-Europeans.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She has a sister named Vivian and a nephew, Spyke. They do not exist in the comics because Storm was only child and an orphan.
  • Salt and Pepper: Is the Pepper to Mystique's Salt.
  • Shock and Awe: Her most famous power - creating lightning either from the clouds or her hands.
  • Team Mom: And aunt to Spyke.
  • Weather Dissonance: She tends to whip up fogs and tornadoes to suit her purposes.
  • Weather Manipulation: As her codename implies, Storm’s mutant abilities allow her to create storms and manipulate wind, rain and lightning. Using the wind she can fly.

     Beast 
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"I can see now that teaching mutants will require entirely different skills."

Codename: Beast
Real Name: Hank McCoy
Voiced by: Michael Kopsa

Hank McCoy was a popular teacher at Bayville High who held a dark secret. His mutation gave him a burly physique with large hands and feet and unparalleled agility, but also a feral side to his mind. After school hours, he worked on a serum he hoped would stop his primal regressions when simply reciting Shakespeare wasn't enough to keep him focused. But unfortunately his beastly side was set free by an attempt to make a better serum, turning him into a blue furred beast. He damaged the school, also threatening Principal Kelly in an uncontrollable rage. The X-Men eventually were able to locate and subdue him. Soon the rage subsided, but life would never be the same. His rampage at the school and his drastic and permanent change in physical appearance would make any public appearance too startling for a general population unaware of the mutants among them. Hank remained at the Xavier Institute as a teacher for the New Recruits. Similar to Wolverine and Storm, he is more of a bit player due to the focus being on the students.


  • Age Lift: In the comics, he was around the same age as Scott and Jean when he first arrived at Xavier's School. Here, he's a middle-aged teacher while Scott and Jean are high school students in their late teens.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: The fur which covers out his body is a blue-grey color.
  • Badass Teacher: He was pretty tough before mutating into his blue, furry form.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a very nice person, but push him too far and you WILL regret it.
  • Cool Teacher: In the eyes of the New Mutants, in stark contrast to Wolverine Stern Teacher or Jean and Scott's Politically Motivated Teacher mentality.
  • Curtains Match the Window: After his mutation, his eye color matches his blue fur.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He starts off as Bayville High’s chemistry and gym teacher before he officially joins the X-Men later as Beast.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His first scene after entering the classroom in Season 2 is to ask if any of the students want to create a stink bomb, right after Lance and Kitty were talking about one. A later scene also has him kick Duncan off the track team immediately after he rams into Scott during a dash.
  • Freakiness Shame: Like with Kurt, Hank feels like a freak at times after trying to cure himself, despite he still retains his mind. Even when Xavier suggested to give him a holographic inducer, Hank doesn't want to reenter the world. He does get over it after a researcher captured Hank McCoy after mistaking him for Bigfoot. When he finds out that McCoy is intelligent, he is amazed and does his best to save him from overzealous hunters. Since then, never had much of a problem of his appearance.
  • Gentle Giant: Sure he looks big and scary, but he has the temperament of a teddy bear.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Not only is Hank strong, but he's also incredibly fast and agile.
  • Mutants: Hank is both a mutant and a mutate. He was born a mutant with ape-like features and abilities. He mutated himself by ingesting a serum which made him more animal-like. It turned him into a new form with new powers. He grew blue-gray fur over his entire body, his muscles expanded, ears became larger and pointed, and his canine teeth became larger, resembling fangs. The serum further increased his superhuman agility, endurance, speed, and strength, as well as enhanced his senses.
  • Pointy Ears: When he mutated himself, Beast gained pointy ears.
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: He’s stuck in the furry blue “Beast” mode and can never change back into regular human Hank because his mutation could no longer be controlled with the serum he had formulated upon first learning of his mutation.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: Not only a practice of his, it's also how Spyke gets through to him.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Hank sometimes wears reading glasses and he's a genius scientist.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Always finds ways to make sophisticated references to literature and science.
  • Super Strength: Has always had some level of super strength which has increased even more when his mutation evolved.
  • Team Dad: To the New Mutants.
  • Techno Wizard: He is an expert in electronics.
  • Underwear of Power: His X-Men costume whenever he’s on missions is just underwear covering his crotch and buttocks.

     Professor X 
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"You know, handling defeat is as much mark of your character as coming home the victor. And from what I see, this was a lesson, apparently, much needed."

Codename: Professor X
Real Name: Prof. Charles Xavier
Voiced by: David Kaye

The team's telepathic mentor and financier. He is the world's most powerful telepath and founder of the X-Men. His goal is to maintain a peaceful co-existence between humans and mutants. He created a school which trains mutants to use their powers responsibly and discreetly in order to prevent panic from the general human population. This philosophy puts him at odds with mutants such as Magneto who believe mutants should be dominating humanity rather than hiding from it.


  • Badass Teacher: Professor Charles Xavier has a doctorate in genetics and is the most powerful telepath in the world.
  • Friendly Enemy: How Xavier sees Magneto, although their friendship is not as emphasized as in other portrayals.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's responsible for the creation of technological achievements such as the mutant-tracking computer Cerebro, the Danger Room, Nightcrawler’s holowatch and the Juggernaut's holding cell.
  • Genius Cripple: Paraplegic and not just smart, but also his mutation gives him one of the most powerful minds in the world.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: He's well-educated and carries some characteristics of a Quintessential British Gentleman.
  • Mark of the Beast: He receives blue markings similar to those of Apocalypse when he "recruits" him as one of his horsemen.
  • Mind over Manners: He often prefers to "ask" before he reads your mind.
  • Non-Action Guy: Justified since he's wheelchair-bound. Not that it impedes his telepathic powers. He could perform Mind Rape and the like, making him a destructive force, if he wasn't so moral.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite being generally concerned for the larger picture and being a stern but fair father figure they can all trust, it doesn't stop him from reprogramming Nightcrawler's image inducer to make him look like a girl after he broke it.
  • Psychic Powers: One of the most powerful psychics in the franchise (the comics and cartoons).
  • Related in the Adaptation: Xavier and Juggernaut are half-brothers instead of step-brothers like in the comics.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: With Apocalypse’s power-up, Xavier can create a literal psychic scythe.
  • The Team Benefactor: Xavier’s wealth allows him to supply the team with whatever they may need. He’s able to fund room and board for all of his students/teachers who all live in a mansion, having access to its spacious grounds and enough money to have his X-Men ride into action in a private jet, rebuild the Xavier Institute including the Danger Room and all the various technology that is inevitably damaged every other week in training simulations.
  • Team Dad: Several of the X-Men view him as their father figure, especially Scott and Jean.
  • Telepathy: With his formidable psychic powers, Professor X can read and communicate with other minds, apply Mind Manipulation and Laser-Guided Amnesia, has the capability of accessing, suppressing and restoring memories, able to generate mental blocks onto others’ minds, and include sleep. These are just some of the things that he can do with his mutant ability.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he is turned into one of the Horsemen of Apocalypse, Professor X's psychokinesis receives a boost in versatility and raw power, granting him telekinesis, levitation, the ability to fire psionic blasts, and the power to manifest his mind as a shapeshifting being of pure energy.
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New Mutants/New Recruits

     Iceman 
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"Hey! Did you see? Were you watching? This time it took me almost twice as long to crash and burn."

Codename: Iceman
Real Name: Robert 'Bobby' Drake
Voiced by: Andrew Francis

Iceman, also known as Bobby Drake, is the unofficial leader of the 'baby' group, the New Mutants. He is the most outgoing of the new recruits and he later becomes a standby X-Man to take the place of Spyke. After Spyke's departure, he became a regular in X-Men missions, including being considered one of the more "experienced" students during the Season Three finale to join Cyclops, Storm, Jean Grey, Beast, Nightcrawler, Rogue, and Shadowcat to fight Apocalypse. Iceman has the ability to convert his body to ice and to produce ice from his hands.


  • Ascended Extra: Starts off as nothing more than an extra face. By Season 4, he's officially taken over Evan's role in the series, getting to hang out with the main X-Men. Bobby himself points out in one episode that he's practically an X-Men by this point.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's shown in the few times he gets to be on a mission to be a capable team player, and was a fairly competent leader during a Danger Room session, but usually his immaturity gets in the way.
  • Chick Magnet: He gets his own legion of island fangirls while on a vacation cruise, and enjoys showing off for them.
  • Class Clown: He’s almost always the one to act out and make a scene in class.
  • An Ice Person: His codename is Iceman and his powers involve firing freezing blasts from his hands and shapeshifting into an icy form.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He stole the X-Jet for a joyride, broke into the Danger Room for unsupervised training, and put an iceberg in front of the cruise ship he himself was sailing on. If it wasn't for the intervention of the other, more experienced X-Men, he would very easily have gotten himself and many other innocent people killed.
  • The Trickster: On occasion, Iceman uses his powers for pranks, such as dropping the temperature of a pool when the people inside insult the X-Men for being mutants.

     Cannonball 
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Cannonball/Sam Guthrie

Codename: Cannonball
Real Name: Samuel 'Sam' Guthrie
Voiced by: Bill Switzer

The tall, blond southern boy who joined at the same time as the other New Recruits. More well rounded and likable than Bobby in some respects, he's easily identifiable by being a head taller than most of the students, even some of the original cast.


  • Barrier Warrior: Doesn't ever use his power to fight, he's more of an evacuation type person. In the final fight, all he does is fly Rogue to Apocalypse's strong hold.
  • Flight: His power allows him to fly like a rocket, however unlike most people, he can't stop or float, meaning his only way to land is to crash.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Bobby.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Could have beat Logan in a race, but got cocky and decided to use his powers. Lost horribly because of this.
  • Geek: Word of God bios for the New Recruits refer to him as such.
  • Gentle Giant: The tallest of the New Recruits, but easily the nicest.
  • The Klutz: He certainly crashes a lot.
  • The Lancer / The Big Guy: To the New Recruits anyway.

     Jubilee 
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"I'm totally chafed. Class dismissed. I'm outta here!"

Codename: Jubilee
Real Name: Jubilation Lee
Voiced by: Chiara Zanni

Usually seen with Bobby, Sam, and Jamie, Jubilee is the second most seen female mamber of the New Recruits during Season 2. She's Put on a Bus despite proving to be rather popular amongst some of the fans when the executives decided there were too many characters. She has the ability to shoot firework-like 'plasmoids' either in the shape of actual fireworks or beams. Easily identifiable by her yellow jacket.


  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Her Word of God official bio describes her as this, not really shown however.
  • Embarrassing First Name: Jubilation, never referred to as such in the show though.
  • Lethal Harmless Powers: She fires explosive plasmoids! Regularly seen firing them at friends/other students.
  • Mythology Gag: Constantly wears a yellow jacket when out of uniform. Season 2 ends with her clothes damaged enough to turn her normal jeans into shorts, making her look exactly how she did in the comics, only with longer hair.
  • One of the Boys: Only seen hanging out with girls in two appearances; in every other scene, she's always with Bobby (and to lesser extent Sam and Jamie), either for his crazy adventures, or for the Ship Tease.
  • Personality Powers: A cute, bubbly party girl with the ability to shoot fireworks.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Bobby, depending on who you ask.
  • Put on a Bus: Alongside Wolfsbane she was written out at the beginning of season 3. Came back in the finale to help fight Apocalypse.
  • Ship Tease: With Bobby, who she's usually paired up with in fanfics.
  • Tomboy: How some fanfics about her are usually written.

     Magma 
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"If this fails, it's not my fault, I told you I wasn't ready for this."

Codename: Magma
Real Name: Amara Juliana Olivia Aquilla
Voiced by: Alexandria Carter

The only one to get a focal episode (two actually) but also the most powerful. Magma, as her name suggests, can generate heat and fire, along with to some extent control lava. A princess in her home country, Amara is one of the more girly members of the group, not to mention a little of a Shrinking Violet at first.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: Magma's appearance has been significantly altered from her comic book incarnation, where she has blond hair and blue eyes; in Evolution, she is fully Brazilian with dark brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Bayville Sirens outfit. Also her civvies outfit, although she does somewhat cover it up with her white jacket.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Ends up getting two focal episodes, "Walk On the Wild Side" and "Cruise Control".
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Similar to the one below, Amara was apparently going to be one of these, assumed to have mostly happened off screen.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: She can transform her body into magma and molten rocks along with Flaming Hair.
  • Flaming Hair: She has this when in her lava form.
  • Magma Man: Amara is a mutant with geothermal powers meaning that her mutant ability allows her to harness the power of the earth elements, allowing her to simulate effects associated with volcanic activity. She can create earthquakes too, but this is simply the logical side effect of bringing magma to the surface.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In “Walk On The Wild Side”, it’s mentioned that it was her first day of starting high school. She's taken under Jean’s wing (and later Tabitha’s) throughout the episode.
  • The Ojou: The official bios stated that she’s a princess and has been described as having a somewhat haughty, "royal" attitude at times.
  • Playing with Fire: With her mutant abilities, Amara also has the full range of fire powers at her disposal.
  • Race Lift: She's actually from Brazil in both show and comics, but her comic appearance had her as a blue-eyed Caucasian Brazilian. In the show she is an Afro-Brazilian.
  • Shrinking Violet: A minor example. Amara retains a rather shy, soft-spoken demeanor and she doesn’t have a lot of confidence as she gets easily discouraged when she does not live up to her own expectations.

     Wolfsbane 
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Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair

Codename: Wolfsbane
Real Name: Rahne Sinclair
Voiced by: Chantal Strand

Wolfsbane, also known as Rahne Sinclair, is a relatively serene individual, only speaking in four episodes and eventually being altogether removed from the cast during the third season despite being popular, but returned in a cameo during the series finale. She is of Scottish decent and is able to transform into a lupine form. Her name was mispronounced as "Rohn-ee" in "Retreat", but is correctly pronounced as rain in "Mainstream.


  • Animorphism: Her mutant ability allows her to transform into a full wolf or a werewolf (wolf-like humanoid) at will.
  • Fanservice: Got a swimsuit scene in the episode 'Retreat', not only the first to do so but also the only New Recruit girl to wear a two piece.
  • Flat Character: She doesn't exactly have as many characteristics that make her stick out from the rest of the cast, leading her to be Put on a Bus later on in Season 3.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her default hairstyle is two short pigtails.
  • Magic Pants: Her clothes disappear when she turns into a wolf, and reappear when she turns back into human.
  • The Nose Knows: Rahne has a superhuman sense of smell as part of her overall turning-into-a-werewolf package.
  • Not Completely Useless: Most of the time her power to turn into a dog seemed almost completely useless, until the kids needed her to sniff out Beast after he'd been kidnapped by some Big-Foot hunters.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: She's a mutant human girl who can turn into either a full wolf or half wolf/human hybrid, her clothes slowly disappear while transforming (they are likely made of unstable molecules, this being a Marvel Universe after all), only to reform while transforming.
  • Put on a Bus: Until she appears one final time in the series finale, in Xavier's glimpse into the future, revealing that she does return to the team.
  • Redhead In Green: Rahne has short red hair and (whenever she's not in her wolf form) is usually seen wearing a green cut-out shoulder, turtle neck top. She also has has green eyes and at one point wears a green bikini.
  • Scotireland: Downplayed. She has a very mild to non-existent accent that almost sounds like the voice of a fairy.
  • Ship Tease: She played around with Sam and helped Jamie with his homework which may explain her ships with them, but the most popular Rahne-related ships are with Roberto, based on the episode Retreat (being the only episode in which both of them actually speak in full sentences).
  • The Voiceless: As said before, got two speaking roles; in one of them all she does is laugh a little, usually she's just in the background or in her wolf form.

     Sunspot 
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Sunspot/Roberto da Costa

Codename: Sunspot
Real Name: Roberto da Costa
Voiced by: Michael Coleman

Sunspot, also known as Roberto da Costa, is a rich Brazilian boy with the power to absorb solar energy to gain super human capabilities, such as strength, speed, agility, and (seen in the first episode of Season 2) able to fly. Roberto was shown to be a perfectionist and an overachiever, and he seem to be romantically attracted to Wolfsbane. He does very little for the show but still retains a small but dedicated fanbase.


  • Battle Aura: When using his powers he becomes a black silhouette within yellow, Kirby Dotted flame. And just like his comics counterpart, sun-powered Super Strength is his power - no heat is generated, regardless of how fiery he looks.
  • Energy Absorption: He absorbs solar energy from the sun.
  • Flying Brick: Only seen flying once, but his powers make him one.
  • The Power of the Sun: His power comes from sunlight.
  • Ship Tease: With Rahne in the episode Retreat, Namely the scene in which they're both wearing swimsuits and staring romantically at each other.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's noted to be a little arrogant regarding his powers and abilities.
  • Super Strength: Sunspot has the ability to absorb solar energy and convert it for use as physical strength.
  • The Voiceless: Speaks in one episode only.

     Berzerker 
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Berzerker/Ray Crisp

Codename: Berzerker
Real Name: Ray Crisp
Voiced by: Tony Sampson

Berzerker, also known as Ray Crisp, has been significantly altered from his comic book incarnation, where he was an extremely violent Morlock; in Evolution, he's fairly mellow, though he still has a temper. He was initially intended to have an on-going rivalry with Sunspot, but aside from one scene this was phased out of the show. It's shown in a later episode that he was allied with the Morlocks before he joined Xavier's school and tried to stop Spyke from joining them. Often seen goofing off with Bobby, if he’s not blowing something up, he’s thinking of new, inventive ways to blow it up anyway. Berzerker's mutant power allows him to harness electricity or electrical discharges.


  • Aborted Arc: Was originally going to have a rivalry with Sunspot, but it was dropped after one episode.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Unlike his comic counterpart, Ray is laid back and generally non-violent.
  • Ascended Extra: Appears once in the comics as an Axe-Crazy Morlock, here appears in a good number of B-Plots, usually as Bobby's second Male Best friend an speaks in almost every appearance.
  • Berserk Button: Apparently hitting him in the face with a ball when using your powers in a non-powered game of volleyball is a sure fire way to set him off.
  • Berserker Rage: His codename is Berzerker, after all.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To the other New Recruits being the oldest among them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Word of God claims this as the reason they created him, they wanted a New Recruit who has a "bad boy" vibe, someone who acts tough but is really nice. In the show however he's almost always expressing the heart part.
  • Multicolored Hair: He has blond hair with a spiked, orange fringe, possibly a dye job.
  • Mundane Utility: Thanks to his mutant powers, he can charge electric devices, such as laptops.
  • Only Sane Man: Surprisingly, he comes off as one of the most mature of the New Mutants. Yes, he has a temper but that doesn't distract that he’s the least seen when the other members are doing their normal shenanigans
  • Psycho Electro: Not as powerful or as psychotic as some, but does have serious anger issues which were addressed at times and did hold his own against Storm (who at the time had been upgraded by Apocalypse).
  • Shock and Awe: Ray’s mutant ability allows him to harness electricity.

     Multiple 
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"Awww I never get to go."

Codename: Multiple
Real Name: James 'Jamie' Madrox
Voiced by: David Kaye (not the one who voices Professor X)

The youngest of the ensemble, Jamie is like the little brother none of them wanted. His power is to duplicate himself, his clothes, and any object he's holding but only when hit with external kinetic energy (such as being hit/knocked over), which causes him to get in the way due to his clumsiness.


  • Age Lift: He was Scott's age in the comics, while he's the youngest member of the New Mutants in the show.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Not by blood, but still basically the same deal.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: A rare, non-Scrappy case!
  • Cheerful Child: Hence why he's not Multiple Man like the comics.
  • In Name Only: Aside from retaining his real name and powers, he has nothing in common with his comic book counterpart.
  • Mundane Utility: Jamie constantly uses his dupes like this.
  • Precocious Crush: Hinted to have a bit of one on Kitty.
  • Self-Duplication: Possesses the power to not only create clones of himself, but also of any objects that he might have knocked over.
  • The Team Wannabe: He keeps begging and pleading to be let in on the antics the other kids get themselves into, it usually never works. Which is actually a good thing.
  • Vague Age: While Word of God says they had no idea how old most of the characters were, Jamie's exact age in particular is uncertain, but they suggested he was around 12, which seems to fit.

Ex-Members

     Spyke 
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"We've been expecting you. You gotta be sharp if you're gonna mess with the Spyke."

Codename: Spyke
Real Name: Evan Daniels
Voiced by: Neil Denis

A mutant from New York City and also Storm's nephew. He has the ability to project bone-like spikes from his skin. Spyke is stubborn and lacks respect for authority. This often puts him in conflict with the other X-Men. When his powers can't be controlled he leaves the X-Men, and joins the Morlocks, becoming their champion.


  • Anti-Hero: Part of Evan's character development. At the start of the series he's a Classical Anti-Hero; he's the least serious-minded of the cast, regularly skipping out on meetings and acting hot headed. After his secondary mutation, and seeing the living condition of the Morlocks, Spyke grows into a Pragmatic Hero, taking to vigilantism to protect mutants who are being bullied and attacked by humans, but his heart remains in the right place.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Evan is the youngest member of the X-Men until the New Mutants make their appearance later.
  • Bad with the Bone: His power is shooting bone spikes out of his body.
  • The Big Guy: He's the most reckless and prone to violence on the X-Men team.
  • Canon Foreigner: Evan doesn't exist in the regular Marvel universe, and due to the circumstances of his origin, won't ever (in the regular Marvel Universe, Storm's an only child).
  • Commuting on a Bus: Part of the main cast for the first two and a half seasons. He leaves the X-Men during the third season to join the Morlocks. He is all but forgotten about till he reappears in a season four episode.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: It's a nod to his relationship with Storm (his aunt) who also has light-colored hair and is a mutant like him, while his parents possess the usual-colored dark hair of their ethnic group and are not mutants.
  • Demoted to Extra: A major character in seasons one and two; in season three, he up and joins the Morlocks. Gets an episode here or there, but he's mostly gone. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, because he was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap when he returned.
  • Just Like Robin Hood: After joining the Morlocks. Though he never actually steals, he partakes in Street Justice to protect mutants.
  • Lovable Jock: Though this is mostly in-universe since he's The Scrappy to most people.
  • Power Incontinence: He initially had some difficulties with his powers going off without him wanting them to (accidentally taking out a light by stretching on waking up, for example). In fact, this is how Storm noticed he was a mutant: his powers subtly kicked off when he fell over in a game of basketball. Then, in season 3, it got worse. So much worse.
  • The Rival: To Quicksilver in their introductory episode.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: An involuntary version of the trope "Uprising".
  • Spear Counterpart: To the comics' Marrow, powerset-wise (and him joining the Morlocks later also reflects this, since Marrow was a Morlock to begin with). The show's producers stated that, at the time, they didn't know about Marrow, hence why Spyke's so similar to her.
  • Spike Shooter: His usual use of his powers is shooting out projectiles.
  • Taking the Bullet: In "Uprising", he takes an energy blast from a laser gun that was intended for Leech.
  • Token Minority: He's the only black member of the team (or at least the students) in the first season.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After joining the Morlocks.
  • Too Qualified to Apply: In one episode, he enters a skateboarding contest and performs well, but is pressured by the other contestants into forfeiting because of his mutant genes. Spyke insists his mutation doesn't affect his ability to skateboard, but leaves the contest anyway, feeling that when the judges find out he's a mutant, he's not going to stand a chance of winning anyway.
  • Totally Radical: If the hair and skateboard weren't enough of a clue.
  • Troubled, but Cute: He's a scruffy athletic teen rebel with a penchant for trouble. And even after his secondary mutation, is still not exactly ugly.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "Uprising", he goes to great lengths to defend mutants from mutant-hating bigots.

The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood

     General 
  • Age Lift: With the exception of Tabitha, Pietro and Wanda, most of the characters were already adults when we first see them in the comics. Here, only Magneto and Mystique are adults.
  • Delinquent: They skip school, get into fights with the X-Men, and commit petty crimes such as vandalism and theft.
  • Enemy Mine: They've worked with the X-Men on several occasions, usually out of necessity.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Not so much evil as just criminals, but the Brotherhood show that they're not willing to let Apocalypse turn the world into mutants, knowing that most wouldn't survive the change.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Subverted. Xavier has a vision of the Brotherhood and Pyro forming the Freedom Force in the future, but then sadly states that "some people never change".
  • Incidental Villain: They’re less a gang of sociopathic terrorists and more a bunch of antisocial teens being led around by an actual sociopath; once Mystique, and later Magneto, were gone, they couldn't care less about the heroes, wouldn't hurt people or really do anything bad, but just keep to themselves unless they were forced to act. They were practically friends with the X-Men, and had a more Friendly Rivalry vibe to their feud than anything; they helped them all the time, and most times they fought them outside of Mystique's influence were because, despite being not-quite-evil, they were generally assholes, or there was a misunderstanding. However, with the exception of Lance, they adamantly refused to join the X-Men on principle, preferring to mind themselves. In the end, however, they stopped going around wavering on the line between good and evil and joined SHIELD.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: At least by Season 2. At first, they were at least even with the X-Men, and were able to overpower them in one episode, except for Toad. But slowly, each one got more and more pathetic. Pietro became more cowardly, Blob became dumber, and Avalanche went through massive character derailment. In Season 3, they were bested by only two X-Men, one being the weakest member. It was why the Acolytes were introduced, who were definitely not this.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: In "No Good Deed", they threaten Edward Kelly into leaving them out of his anti-mutant crusade. Considering that the man's a bigot who mistreats (and encourages mistreatment of) his own students who happen to be mutants, and also brought it upon himself with his anti-mutant speeches, it's hard to feel sorry for him.
  • Lighter and Softer: The Brotherhood are portrayed as trouble making teenagers instead of terrorists as in the comics and other versions.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Half of the Brotherhood members are European in the comics: Toad (British), Avalanche (Greek), and Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (Eastern Europe), but in the show they're reinvented as Americans.
  • Team Rocket Wins: The Brotherhood boys pretty much always get their asses kicked by the X-Men. However, in the Season 1 two part finale, they actually manage to defeat them (along with Rogue defeating Toad). And an episode in Season 2 depicts a fight between the two groups in a mall at night; as usual, the X-Men seem to have won again, but then Wanda Maximoff shows up...
    Blob: All right! We finally beat 'em!

     Mystique 
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Mystique/Raven Darkholme (White version)

Mystique/Risty Wilde (Black version) 

Codename: Mystique
Real Name: Raven Darkholme
Voiced by: Colleen Wheeler

"Come on boys, let's get out of here before you're invited to a slumber party."

Mystique is the leader of the Brotherhood, but took orders from Magneto, until leaving him after she felt he questioned her loyalty and talent. She is intelligent, cunning, deceptive and very dangerous due to her shapeshifting abilities.

She changed into human form and used the name Raven Darkholme to became the Bayville High school principal, giving her the opportunity to monitor Xavier's students as well as her Brotherhood members. Later, she fought Storm, but was easily punched out. Afterwards, she helped the X-Men fight Magneto, but was knocked into his enhancement machine, and was presumed dead by the X-Men following Asteroid M's destruction.

But she returned later. She infiltrated and destroyed Xavier's school by disguising herself as Professor X. Several students barely escaped with their lives.

She raised Rogue and is Nightcrawler's mother, although neither knew her true identity growing up.



  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comic books she's a mutant humanshifter, but still unable to alter her body mass and taking on the form of someone who doesn't have a similar build as it causes her great strain. In the show, however, Mystique is a full shapeshifter with Shapeshifter Baggage in play: she can grow up to the size of Juggernaut or the Blob, or shrink down to the form of a common house cat or a bird, such as a raven.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Played with... this show's incarnation of Mystique is much less capable in a fight than any other incarnations, but she does have powers that her 616 and film counterparts lack (like the ability to turn into animals). She gets a power boost in the first season finale that renders her more bestial-looking but stronger, and while that boost eventually goes away she does retain her more varied shapeshifting abilities and a bit of the strength as well.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her blue skin is a cornerstone of her character design.
  • Animal Eyes: After going through Magneto’s mutant enhancer, Mystique eyes changed from grey human-like eyes with round pupils to yellow cat-like eyes with slitted pupils.
  • Animorphism: Due to her being a shapeshifter, Mystique also has the ability to transform into animals as well as humans.
  • Arch-Enemy: Was this to Storm during the first season, due to both being the most prominent female members of their respective organizations. This comes to a head in "The Cauldron", where the two are pitted against each other as part of Magneto's plan.
  • Big Bad Wannabe:
    • During the first season, she appears to be the leader of the Brotherhood, but is actually subordinate to Magneto, who is implied to abuse and torment her whenever she disobeys or angers him. When the time comes for her to prove her worth to him, she is one of the two Brotherhood members to fail to defeat the X-Man they had been paired to (the other being Toad).
    • Though she does reclaim some credibility in the second season, as she succeeds in recruiting Wanda and destroying the X-mansion, the following season has her being effortlessly manipulated by Mesmero, who tricks her into unleashing Apocalypse at the cost of her own life.
  • Bi the Way: Steven E. Gordon stated that Mystique is in a lesbian relationship with Destiny, just like in the original comics. However, she also shows signs of being interested in men as well, such as Forge, in "Shadow Dance".
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the final season, she is turned into one of Apocalypse's Horsemen.
  • Characterization Marches On: In season one, she was a Faux Action Girl that was chronically knocked out or incapacitated whenever she got into a real fight, and had to rely on either having other mutants fight for her or using her shapeshifting ability and trickery to manipulate others. Even then, she was more mischievous than dangerous, only being a legitimate threat on her own when she tried to kill Scott in "Turn of the Rogue". However, after her enhancements in the season one finale, she became much more lethal and threatening as a villain.
  • Co-Dragons: As the leader of the Brotherhood, she acts as Magneto's direct subordinate during the first season, a position she shares with Sabretooth. Following Magnus' betrayal in "The Cauldron", she becomes his enemy for the rest of the show.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Turns out she didn't intentionally abandon Kurt in this version. She'd accidentally dropped him into a river when he was a baby. When she found out he was alive she left him with the couple that found him, wanting to Give Him a Normal Life.
  • Dark Action Girl: She can hold her own against Cyclops using just her physical prowess, and can also morph into various animals to give her an edge against most opponents.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has bright red hair and dark blue skin.
  • Deer in the Headlights: In "The Cauldron Part 1", Mystique looks on in complete horror as Storm comes running towards her out of the fog with a raised fist, and does nothing to stop her from knocking her out.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: In the first season, she's working for Magneto, but they have a slight falling out and she works independently for the rest of the series. This causes some tension when both tried to take command of the Brotherhood, with varied results depending on the episode and the Brother.
  • Evil Plan: In the second season, she pulls off a magnificent one on the X-Men by impersonating the then-missing Professor X and getting Wolverine to go missing so he won't identify her. Only Scott's surprise arrival and deduction skills foiled her, and by then it was already too late to prevent the X-Mansion from getting blown up.
  • Evil Redhead: Mystique is the leading female antagonist of the show, and her natural form is a combination of blue skin and red hair.
  • Evil Teacher: In the first season, she impersonates Principal Darkholme to recruit mutant delinquents into the Brotherhood, and also takes the opportunity to bully the X-Men and hinder their academic lives.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: In the first season, Mystique always lost any battle she had against Storm.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Mystique gains these after going through Magneto’s enhancer. She really enjoys showing them off.
  • Fanservice Pack: After the incident with Asteroid M, Mystique ended up changing from her comic outfit into a leather crop top, miniskirt, and matching high-heeled boots.
  • Gender Bender: While she's normally a woman, she can shapeshift into a man at will.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Implied in season 2, since she is frequently seen hanging around Arcade in "Fun & Games", and apparently falls in love with Forge towards the end of "Shadow Games". Both times, she's disguised as Risty Wilde.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a triangular yellow pendant on her forehead.
  • Harmless Villain: Storm seems to view her as one in "The Cauldron, Part 1", treating her more like a nuisance than a real enemy when they fight each other.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Following the battle with Apocalypse, Mystique makes overtures of reconciliation with Kurt and Rogue. Though whether she meant it or not depends on the view of the individual, her children make it clear they've had enough of her Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder and want nothing to do with her.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: After the first season, her base form's outfit becomes a stripperific black two piece, and she also becomes much more lethal.
  • Hime Cut: Has a variation of one in the first season, which gets replace by a more pronounced fringe in the later ones.
  • In the Hood: In "Shadowed Past", she hides her true identity from Kurt by covering her face with a hood.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: As seen on the DVD special features cast interview, her first season appearance looks a lot like her voice actress with blue skin.
  • Kick Chick: Mystique has an abundance of martial arts skill, but great emphasis is put on the many ways she can contort herself just to plant a foot in an enemy's face. It helps that her costume (or lack thereof) is custom-made to show a lot of leg.
  • Little Bit Beastly: After the first season, Mystique is shown to have a more feral-like appearance with yellow cat-like eyes and sharpened canines.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Mystique being Nightcrawler's biological mother is revealed quite early in Season 1. When Kurt finds out, he's less than pleased.
  • Magic Pants: Inversion. She shapeshifts fully clothed, and it's eventually revealed that she doesn't wear actual clothes, but shapeshifts them.
  • Mark of the Beast: She receives blue markings similar to those of Apocalypse when he "recruits" her as one of his horsemen.
  • Master of Disguise: Naturally, given her mutation is to change her body and clothes into any appearance she wishes.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Wears a leather outfit that shows more of her skin and midriff after the first season.
  • Pet the Dog: Impersonates a police officer to keep the Bayville Sirens from getting arrested, seemingly just because she supported them sticking it to the guys.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: The enhancements applied to her in "The Cauldron, Part 2" turn her into a significantly less attractive, muscular version of her movie incarnation's reptilian form (albeit clothed). Even after most of the enhancements wear off by season 2, her true form, while not necessarily hideous, becomes more feral in appearance, with yellow cat-like eyes, fangs, and a generally darker color scheme. A very clear contrast from the clean-cut, sophisticated appearance she had in the previous season.
  • Psychic Block Defense: After her mutation became fully advanced via Magneto’s machine at the end of Season 1, she becomes immune to telepathy.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: In her final scene, Mystique begs Kurt and Rogue to listen to her as she tries to explain why she performed the actions that culminated in Apocalypse's release. The two siblings tell her to save it, and walk away saying they are done with her lies.
  • The Starscream: She was always looking to break out from under Magneto.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In the first season, Mystique was just Magneto's pawn and didn't pose much of a threat on her own, getting defeated every time she engaged the X-Men in combat. The following season and the beginning of season three firmly establish her as an extremely dangerous foe, as she becomes much more cunning, and her fighting skills are more pronounced, to the point she rivals (but not surpasses) Magneto as a threat.
    • At the very end of the final season, Mystique is granted a ridiculous power boost to her shapeshifting skills, courtesy of becoming one of Apocalypse's horsemen. Her new abilities include Self-Duplication, liquefying her body, and shapeshifting her limbs into a variety of weapons; and that's on top of a Healing Factor that's strong enough to regenerate her entire torso after Cyclops blasts a hole through it.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Her base form in every season but the first has yellow sclera, further distinguishing her status as a mutant.
  • Villain Decay: In the later episodes of the show's third season, she loses all presence as a villain and becomes a pawn for Mesmero. In a couple episodes, she was only present just so that Rogue could absorb her powers.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Nothing is revealed about her in Xavier's vision of the future. All we are given is the scene where Kurt and Rogue disown her.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Mystique’s eyes are yellow and she's a cunning and manipulative shapeshifter.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Mystique in the first season has a light blue skin, dresses in white and has opaque pupils. In every season after, she has a much darker skin color, Hellish Pupils and is always dressed in a black tank top and skirt. Nobody in the entire series seems to notice or comment on how much her base form has radically changed.

     Avalanche 
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"You're making it yours, Kitty. Once you own it, nothing can own you."

Codename: Avalanche
Real Name: Lance Alvers
Voiced by: Christopher Grey

A mutant with the ability to manipulate the earth by generating seismic waves from his body. Avalanche came from the same town as Shadowcat, but had a very different upbringing. He grew up as a streetwise orphan who seemed angry at the world. Confused and alienated, he was a perfect target for Mystique and the Brotherhood. Lance was one of the most complex characters. He started off as a punk, before becoming more of a troubled youth, and then ultimately showing responsibility and maturity. His romantic interest in Kitty Pryde and their relationship played a major role in his attempts to change. It even leads him to attempt a major Heel–Face Turn by joining the X-Men. As the oldest Brotherhood member, Lance is often the defacto leader and feels responsible for the others.


  • Arch-Enemy: As the defacto leaders of their respective groups, Avalanche and Cyclops quickly become rivals.
  • Berserk Button: Since Season Two on, for your own good don't hurt or threaten Kitty.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The "Thin" to Blob's "Big" and Toad's "Short".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Kitty accuses Lance of this at the beginning of Season 3.
  • Blood Knight: Lance is always ready for a good brawl, if not actively looking for one.
  • Characterization Marches On: In his first episode, he's destroying his school without remorse, as well as trying to manipulate Kitty's feelings and eventually trying to kill her and her parents. In following episodes, his powers generate an Oh, Crap! response to being love-struck with Kitty for the second season to then not even bothering any more either way to the third. In the fourth he becomes a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and is shown to be the most powerful member of the Brotherhood, possibly even more so than the other villains not over 50.
  • Composite Character: Lance seems to be a combination of the comic book Avalanche (codename, powers, and role with the Brotherhood) and Rictor of the New Mutants (appearance, the way he channels his seismic powers, and occasional consideration of a Heel–Face Turn). The hotheadedness comes from both of them.
  • Cool Car: Speeds around in a green Jeep Wrangler. Tabitha is always stealing it.
  • Dating Catwoman: He dates Shadowcat during the second season. The Brotherhood tease him for this.
  • Depending on the Writer: How much of a Jerkass Lance is varies depending on the season. In the first one, he is a manipulative bully with little to no redeeming qualities. Season 2 shows he has a sweeter side and depicts Kitty as his Morality Pet, only for the following season to revert his personality back to his unsympathetic and villainous self from before. The final season depicts him as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, with episodes like "No Good Deed" highlighting him as the most noble member of the Brotherhood.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His mutant power allows him to generate seismic waves, mainly creating earthquakes.
  • Earthquakes Cause Fissures: Avalanche is always doing this with his earthquake-causing abilities, and even seemed to be able to control their direction to more effectively use them as a weapon.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He may be violent and prone to aggression, but he's unwilling to allow a town to be blown up or ignore an old lady's cry for help.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Cyclops - both are a Big Brother Mentor and usually the most responsible member of their team, both are orphans, and both tend to take the initiative. The differences end there though as while Scott is calm and collected, Lance is impatient and impulsive, and Scott has turned his own misfortunes in life towards more productive endeavours as opposed to Lance's self-destructive behaviour. Small wonder they're each other's Arch-Enemy.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He wears a set of black gloves at all times.
  • Foster Kid: The show confirms that Lance was in a foster home before joining the Brotherhood but it doesn’t really go into much detail as to why he was there to begin with or how long he’s been in the system or what happened to his parents, etc.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Lance's fiery temper is one of his signature traits. He gets extremely angry easily and with minimal provocation, and usually vents by destroying everything in his immediate area via his earthquake-shaking powers.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Attempted one and almost succeeded, but settled in as a Wild Card.
  • Hot-Blooded: Lance gets very annoyed easily, as he’s often irrational and driven by his temper.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Kitty.
  • Hunk: He's re-designed as a handsome bad boy with the looks of Judd Nelson from The Breakfast Club.
  • In Name Only: Due to being mostly based on an X-Men character named Julio Esteban Richter aka Rictor, Lance has nothing in common with the Avalanche of the comics outside of his codename, powers and team affiliation.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Starts out as a Jerkass in the first season, before becoming a Jerk with a Heart of Gold at the start of the fourth season.
  • Leit Motif: A grunge chord is heard whenever he uses his power.
  • Love Redeems: Somewhat. He definitely tries to change for Kitty, but can go only so far, and decides to not stay in the New Mutants group after his disastrous and brief stint there. His heroic acts in No Good Deed had nothing to do with Kitty, which showed he had it in him all along. He also showed up with the rest of the Brotherhood in Ascension Part 2 to help the X-Men fight Apocalypse after first refusing. He immediately goes to save Kitty, which can be either seen as their romance being reignited or a simple Pet the Dog moment from him.
  • Mundane Utility: Lance used his seismic powers on a soda machine to get a free can.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: In The comics, Avalanche has little interaction with Shadowcat, but he becomes her love interest in the show.
  • Race Lift: The comics' Avalanche was Greek. Presumably he was made American to ease him fitting into the setting (although the does have the darker features such as olive skin tone, dark hair and eyes).
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: If you switch his first and last names you get pretty close to his codename.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's one of the taller characters on the show, has dark hair and features, and he definitely has some snark.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Bad boy, check. Rebel attitude, check. Antisocial behavior, check. Difficult home life, check. Fingerless gloves, check. Heart of gold, check.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Has the potential to be the most destructive recurring mutant in the series short of a Big Bad like Magneto or Apocalypse (and even then, it's close) and for the most part is, but he lacks the control and the patience to make him a real powerhouse.
  • Villain Ball Magnet: Tired of failing, being pushed around by Mystique, and generally being unliked by people he respected and liked, Avalanche defects to the X-Men. However, Scott and several of the others don't trust him, and when something goes wrong, they immediately blame him. The younger X-Men even start taking advantage of this, doing extremely risky things that Avalanche gets blamed for. At the end, Scott admits he was wrong, and Kitty kisses him, but because Status Quo Is God, he still decides the whole thing is too much effort, and heads back to the Brotherhood.
  • Villain Respect: In "Survival of the Fittest", he compliments Scott's abilities as the team leader.
    Avalanche: "Hey, Summers! As a group leader, you're not half bad!"

     Quicksilver 
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"Look, when you live as fast as I do, there ain't enough things to occupy my time. I gotta entertain myself."

Codename: Quicksilver
Real Name: Pietro Maximoff
Voiced by: Richard Ian Cox

A mutant that can move at the speed of sound. Pietro is arrogant, deceptive and his loyalty is always in question. He would betray the Brotherhood and his sister Wanda at the command of his father Magneto, yet showed no compassion at his father's disappearance at the hands of Apocalypse. Pietro has a stormy relationship with his twin sister, although their relationship, as well the one with his Brotherhood teammates, improve during season four.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Comic book Pietro, while arrogant, was in the end an Anti-Villain who worked for Magneto only because he felt like he owed him, and eventually pulled a Heel–Face Turn, becoming an Avenger. By contrast, this incarnation of him almost lacks any redeeming qualities, and might actually be one of the least sympathetic members of the Brotherhood.
  • Arch-Enemy: In his introductory episode with Spyke, which sets him up as The Rival. This doesn't show up in many later episodes though, mostly because Spyke joins the Morlocks.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Sociopathic disregard for human life? Check. Starscream level cowardice? Check. Draco level smugness? Check. Pretty white hair and bishonen level attractiveness according to female fans? Check.
  • Beneath the Mask: Pietro seems to be hiding a heck of a lot under his usual cockiness.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Does genuinely have one towards Wanda, when she isn't trying to murder him. This is best demonstrated in the final episode when he saves Wanda from being killed by Magneto.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, he pretends to be nothing more than a Rival, and even helps Evan in luring a trap against whoever's ripping him off. Then he reveals, in an awesome manner, that he is the one who's been messing with him, and leaves him framed for vandalism and theft.
  • Blow You Away: He can use his speed to create cyclonic wind gusts strong enough to lift cars or knock people off their feet.
  • The Casanova: Or at least, the potential to become one. The episode with the dance has Boom-Boom implying that the members of the Brotherhood (besides Lance) don't want to go because they can't get dates. Blob and Toad go with Boom-Boom. Pietro shows up with four random girls.
  • Chick Magnet: He showed up to the school dance with four girls on his arms. And he still manages to land himself dates even after he's outed as a mutant.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He supposedly works with the Brotherhood, but often goes behind their back at Magneto's request. His lack of loyalty aggravates Lance, to say the least.
  • Dirty Coward: He talks a big game, but only if his father, Magneto is around to back him up.
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad came back, and that's where all the trouble for Pietro started.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Quicksilver can create whirlwinds by running around his enemies at top speed.
  • Flash Step: He often does this in scenes where he's using his powers for some Mundane Utility or another.
  • Four-Man Band: The Smart Guy
  • Fragile Speedster: He may be able to break the sound barrier and deliver punches at the speed of light, but if Pietro gets hit once by any attack (regardless of its strength) it usually sends him down for the count.
  • Jerkass: He never stops being an arrogant, self-centered dick.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: He shows up to a dance with a girl on each arm... And two girls besides them.
  • The Mole: He's essentially this for Magneto, and his primary task is to keep an eye on Mystique and the Brotherhood.
  • Motor Mouth: Quicksilver talks faster than the other characters by just enough. It's a nice touch of Glamour Failure when he's in civilian dress. Understandable when you consider that everything about him is sped up, to the point that even when forcing himself to act at normal speed, the world is still moving at "long line at the DMV" speed to him (this is used to explain his often generally disagreeable attitude in the comicverse.)
  • Mystical White Hair: Subverted. Although he is superpowered, his white hair is simply inherited from his father Magneto.
  • Not Quite Dead: During the finale of the first season, when the asteriod blew up, many fans speculated that Pietro had been killed because he was not shown with the rest of the Brotherhood. Actually, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene, the unconscious Pietro was carried to safety by Spyke.
  • Pretty Boy: He has a slim facial structure with pretty white hair and narrow blue eyes, a slender build fitting for a Fragile Speedster, and girls find him very handsome.
  • The Smart Guy: Of the Brotherhood, at least, which might not really say that much.
  • Smug Snake: Pietro acts arrogant and smug when in control of a situation or fight but as soon as the tables are turned, he becomes a Dirty Coward who runs away.
  • Smug Super: He can move too fast to be seen, calling everyone slowpokes and he doesn't hesitate to rub it in peoples' faces.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks almost exactly like his father, down to the white hair.
  • Super Speed: His mutant ability.
  • Thicker Than Water: Willing to betray his entire team, including his sister, in order to help Magneto during the Sentinel. Doesn't seem to fully recover from this until Season 4.
  • Troll: Likes to use his powers to mess with his enemies, such as in his fight against Nightcrawler in "The Hex Factor", where he keeps racing past Nightcrawler making him try different clothes until the X-Man is buried in a pile of them.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Pietro is a full-blown Fragile Speedster and in most direct confrontations he goes down in one hit. However, Pietro is the first member of the brotherhood seen with considerable control of his power and the other aspects his power might give him, no doubt having trained in its uses alongside his father. It’s to be noted that Pietro is often the Brotherhood member who wins the most battles (or at least before the inclusion of his sister on the team), combined with Motor Mouth Casual Danger Dialogue.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Pietro constantly looks for approval from his father. It explains (but does not justify) a LOT.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Well, more Jerkass than evil, though.

     Toad 
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"Hey, if you can't be cool, be feared. My momma always told me that."

Codename: Toad
Real Name: Todd Tolansky
Voiced by: Noel Fisher

A repugnant mutant who physically resembles a humanoid toad. Like a toad, he can leap great distances, and possesses an extremely long and agile tongue. A social outcast, he has found some acceptance with the Brotherhood, where his talents for thievery and petty crime can be put to good use. Toad is often portrayed as the whipping boy of the Brotherhood, but he also is treated like a little brother, and is even protected by Blob. Toad is known for his extremely poor hygiene which doesn't help him in his attempts to get Wanda Maximoff to like him.


  • Adaptational Name Change: His name is Mortimer Toynbee in the comics.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Toad is British in the comics. In this show, he's an American.
  • Adorkable: In his better days. He's awkward, not that smart and The Chew Toy. He also isn't very popular at school but his goofiness and his crush on Wanda make him lovable.
  • Alliterative Name: Todd Tolansky.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: As his name implies, Toad possesses almost all of the traits and abilities of a common toad, most notably his superhuman jumping and a 25-feet long tongue.
  • Arch-Enemy: Establishes himself as Nightcrawler's rival in the first episode. Later episodes imply that Toad is jealous of him, as he is also an outcast due to his physical appearance, but lacks an image inducer to hide it.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The "Short" to Avalanche's "Thin" and Blob's "Big".
  • Butt-Monkey: If someone in the show is going to get hurt or humiliated, it will almost always be Toad. This is highlighted in the season 1 finale, where he is the only member of his team who fails to defeat an X-Man: Rogue effortlessly knocks him out without even needing to use her own power.
  • The Chew Toy: And almost always Played for Laughs:
    [After crashing a jet into a possessed Magneto] Did we win? [metal starts flying around] Oh yeah... we never win.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While Toad is usually portrayed as a coward who is too incompetent to be a credible threat, a few episodes show he can put his powers to surprisingly good use if given the opportunity. In "Survival of the Fittest", he manages to snatch Juggernaut's helmet so Xavier can subdue the villain; and in "The Cauldron", he saves Mystique by using his own hands and tongue to catch the metal bars flung at her by Magneto.
  • Fun Personified: Toad is this for The Brotherhood, to the point that a large majority of the show's comedy is derived solely from him.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Has very pale yellow eyes when in civilian mode and red eyes when in villain mode. Either he wears yellow contacts as a disguise that looks as unnatural as his real colour, or wears red contacts to look even weirder, or has the pointless and un-toadlike ability to change his eye colour.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Even though he has zero chance, he pursues Wanda, much like his comic book counterpart.
  • In a Single Bound: Due to his mutation, he can jump very high.
  • Leitmotif: T-O-A-D, T-O-A-D! Iss'sall good, yo! See I know, some things ya gotta undastand about Toad.
  • Multipurpose Tongue: He uses his Overly Long Tongue in combat as one of his primary abilities.
  • The Pig-Pen: Some of his oft-commented upon body odor is implied to be a part of his mutation, but the fact he showers on a monthly basis ain't helping.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: One of the funniest characters in the series.
  • Race Lift: Toad is British in the comics, but American on the show.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He has a very high-pitched girly scream as shown whenever somebody or something scary is out for his blood.
  • Sticky Fingers: He has a habit of this and is known to be a pickpocket.
  • Super Spit: Toad has been shown to spit out some mucus slime gunk.
  • Troll: Toad often enjoys the suffering of others as he’s also trolling them by poking fun at them and pushing their buttons. Like when he zapped away all of Principal Darkholme’s office furniture and her new car into the Middleverse just to rile up Mystique.
  • Verbal Tic: Toad has a tendency to randomly add "yo” into most of his sentences.
  • Wall Crawl: He’s able to stick to surfaces and climb along them.

     The Blob 
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"Unstoppable? Meet the unmovable!"

Codename: Blob
Real Name: Fred Dukes
Voiced by: Michael Dobson

A humongous boy from Texas, Fred Dukes is among the strongest mutants in the world. Blob is the least intelligent of the Brotherhood, but his brawn helps counterbalance his lack of brains. His hefty build and less than charming personality often make him a target of public ridicule. The social isolation and bad temper made him a prime candidate for recruitment into the Brotherhood by Mystique. He was initially treated well by the X-Men until he attempted to kidnap Jean.


  • Gravity Master: Can alter his own personal gravitational field to root himself to a spot and become immovable while taking advantage of his incredible durability and resistance to harm.
  • The Kindnapper: Blob kidnaps Jean to force her to have a date with him. He sets up a nice dinner and some music... in an abandoned warehouse where she's tied to the chair with metal bars.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's incredibly strong and virtually indestructible, but he's not nearly as acrobatic or quick on his feet as his fellow teammates.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: A very large guy with the codename Blob — who has stood up to everything from Wolverine's claws to Cyclops’ eye blasts.
  • Pet the Dog: He treats Toad like a little brother and is more of a Gentle Giant when Mystique isn't around.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He took Jean being nice to him to mean she liked him. Unreasonable expectations indeed.
  • Villainous Glutton: In the comics, his bulk is due to his mutation, but in the show, he is already very fat before he developed his powers. So it is possibly a combination of the two.

     The Scarlet Witch 
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"You haven't seen me angry... until now!"

Codename: Scarlet Witch
Real Name: Wanda Maximoff
Voiced by: Kelly Sheridan

Wanda was sent to an asylum by her father Magneto shortly after her mutant powers emerged. Magneto claimed it was necessary because he was unable to help control her dangerous powers, but Wanda always resented him for it. Mystique helped Wanda escape from the asylum in order to bolster the Brotherhood ranks. However, Wanda was more interested in revenge against her father than fighting for the Brotherhood. Wanda suffers from emotional damage from her years locked up in an asylum. But she appears to regain much of her sanity as the series progresses. Wanda has the ability to "hex" other mutants' powers to make them go haywire.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her natural hair color is brunette in the comics but here, she's raven-haired.
  • Adaptational Modesty: She wears less revealing outfits than her comic counterpart.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the comics, she and Pietro both only became villains because Magneto saved their asses and they owed him; both of them eventually became aware of his true nature when they joined the Avengers (although Wanda was always the more heroic of the two). In the show, Wanda is a perpetually angry and dangerously unstable girl with sympathetic, but not heroic qualities.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Toad has given Wanda many pet names much to her utter disgust. Sweetums, Cuddlebumps, Babycakes, Poopsie, Snooknums, Crimson Cutie... the list goes on.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: An Eviler Than Thou variation. When Mystique breaks her out of the asylum, the Scarlet Witch spends the rest of the show trying to hunt down her father and exact her revenge upon him for institutionising her when she was child because she couldn't control her Reality Warper powers.
  • Ax-Crazy: Being institutionalized at a young age due to her uncontrollable powers made Wanda develop into an emotionally unstable and murderously aggressive young woman. Even after Mastermind rewrites her bad memories, she still has a lot of internalized hostility and retains her cold and anti-social personality.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She shows off her navel when wearing her civvies outfit (a red, brocade vest top).
  • Berserk Button: As she blames Magneto for abandoning her during her childhood, any mention of his name is enough to send Wanda into a vicious rage. This trait is lost once Mastermind overrides her original memories, making her think that Magnus was a supportive father instead.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She used to have long hair, but she cut it after her training with Agatha. This reflects her less feminine and assertive personality.
  • Broken Bird: She was raised in an abusive asylum after her father left her there as a child for undisclosed reasons. Her brother is utterly terrified of her as her entire life's goal seems to be to murder her father. Sadly, she only improves after her father has a telepath rewrite her memories to make her love him. The sad part is that while fellow Broken Bird Rogue at least got to be redeemed by the X-Men and made some friends, Wanda never really had anyone help her without selfish motives.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: During the Sentinel attack, she calls Magneto out immediately upon seeing him for the first time in at least ten years since locking her away, and then proceeds to hex-attack him. Later in the episode “The Toad, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, Wanda still has less than kind words to say as she calls out Magneto again when he captures her and attempts to reconcile their relationship.
  • Color Character: Red. In both her civvies and battle uniform, Wanda wears red and black clothing and the bottom layer of her hair is dyed red. She wears dark-red eyeshadow makeup, lipstick, and nail-polish, and her codename is Scarlet Witch.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In her first appearance, she absolutely devastated the X-Men.
  • Cute and Psycho: Voracious, hair-trigger temper? Check. Adorable? Also check.
  • Cute Witch: Her mutant powers? Hex powers or magic? Or mutant powers that let her tap into magic? Also she's a pretty raven-haired girl. No matter which, she qualifies.
  • Daddy Issues: She is a pretty angry girl, with some major daddy issues.
  • The Dreaded: Due to her highly destructive powers and her unstable mental state, there is not a single character in the show who does not fear Wanda.
  • Fake Memories: Had these implanted by Mastermind - he basically replaced every bad memory she had of Magneto with good ones.
  • For Your Own Good: Magneto’s reasoning for leaving her. He didn't have the skills or means to help her control her powers, so he abandoned her in an institution, where she would eventually start having therapy sessions with Xavier.
  • Goth: Her fashion style gives off a very strong Hot Topic vibe, even more so than Rogue.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: She's the most gothy girl in the cast, and her hex bolts are highly reminiscent of magic.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Wanda’s temper has caused almost every character she’s confronted to fear her.
  • Important Haircut: After her training with Agatha Harkness, Wanda cuts her wild, unkempt shoulder-length hair to a closely cropped hairstyle. The haircut seems to symbolize as her being more focused and determined to start her revenge against her father.
  • Magical Gesture: Wanda must have free usage of her hands in order to use her probability-altering powers, as she uses a lot of hand gestures and finger motions to channel them.
  • Mind Rape: Magneto has Mastermind do this to her, replacing her bad memories with good ones so she believes Magneto was a loving father.
  • Parental Abandonment: The source of her issues.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Her default facial expression is either an angry scowl or bitter indifference. She has only ever smiled twice and both times were after Mastermind had fiddled with her head.
  • Pet the Dog: Wanda has a couple of these moments though all of them are after she has her memories rewritten. First, when Toad put his life on the line in order to rescue her from Magneto, she gave him a very genuine smile and 'thank you' for his efforts. Later in Season 4, when Nightcrawler reveals that the stoned Mystique is his mother, she immediately backs off from attacking him and leaves him in peace. And then, Wanda helps Kurt when he asks for her help in getting in contact with Agatha Harkness to try and revive Mystique.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Wanda spent much of her introductory series searching for her father with her initial mission to kill him for wronging her. She does eventually find and attempt to kill him twice.
  • Sanity Strengthening: Ironically, she became less psycho and more kind and helpful towards others after Mastermind messed with her head.
  • Superpower Lottery: On top of being a Reality Warper, Wanda can fire energy hex blasts from her hands; make objects combust and explode; has limited telekinetic abilities; and can interfere with other mutants' powers, enabling her to either take them away or make them go haywire. This makes her more than a match for all of the X-men combined, and she manages to wipe the floor with them both during her first appearance and in the second episode of season 4.
  • The Unfavorite: Magneto always chooses Quicksilver over her. This is part of the reason why she hates her brother.
  • Winds of Destiny, Change: Her mutant ability to harness and manipulate the force of probability.

Ex-Members

     Boom-Boom 
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"Yeah! Look out below. Boom Boom is bombin' in. Whoohooo!"

Codename: Boom-Boom
Real Name: Tabitha Smith
Voiced by: Megan Leitch

Boom-Boom is a mutant with the ability to create explosive balls of energy. Her father took advantage of her mutant abilities to commit crimes when she was younger. She eventually found a home at the Institute, although her stay was short-lived. She found she fit in much better with the rebellious Brotherhood and liked having four boys she could manipulate and pull pranks on. She was kicked out of the Brotherhood when Mystique returned. She is later seem hanging out with the X-Men through her friendship with Magma, but never rejoins them and appears to live on her own. While not malicious, the lack of discipline and mischievousness made her a troublesome guest for anyone willing to take her in.


  • Abusive Parents: Her dad is an ex-con who tries forcing Boom-Boom to help him with his robberies.
  • Civvie Spandex: When she came back in the final fight against Apocalypse, she wore her Bayville Sirens outfit from "Walk in the Wild Side" compared to everyone else's as she was still unaffiliated with the X-Men and even the Brotherhood.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Tabitha is a carefree spirit with an adventurous and absent-minded nature. She’s constantly labeled as an insane maniac.
    Tabitha: Nightcrawler, huh? That name's just not working for you, I'm sorry. Woah! I got it. How about "Wild Blue Yonder Boy"?
    Kurt: You are insane!
  • Cool Big Sis: A bit of one towards Amara.
  • A Day in the Limelight: “Bada-Bing Bada-Boom”
  • Fun Personified: She views the world as a place needing to "lighten up" and she's just the little pied prankster to lead the way.
  • Genki Girl: With her high-energy, Tabitha is pretty lively as she’s loud, playful and somewhat crazy.
  • Having a Blast: Boom-Boom has the mutant ability to create energy 'time bombs' that can explode at will. She can control the size and the delayed release of these charges, allowing her quite a bit a diversity.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Though she only really joined the Brotherhood while Mystique was MIA and they were mostly just being harmless mild jerks, and when push comes to shove, she's always on the right side.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Tabitha's not malicious, her lack of discipline and mischievousness have made her a troublesome guest for anyone willing to take her in. She often plays practical jokes on the Brotherhood boys and abuses their hospitality, but she does have some Pet the Dog moments.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: She becomes this to the X-Men girls as she tries to get them to loosen up in what can only be described as an entire Big-Lipped Alligator Moment episode.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • When Blob and Toad complain about them not having dates for a party, she takes both of them as her dates.
    • Also, her relationship with Amara.
  • The Prankster: Her usual mindset is basically that of a Troll. She uses one of her booms as a firecracker to scare Ray, Jubilee and Amara and then shaved off Blob’s mohawk while he was sleeping, all the while laughing at their reactions.
  • Pretty Freeloader: Her looks got her into the Brotherhood boarding house and kept her there no matter what stunt she pulled.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With a slight stretch, you could see this in her relationship with Amara (Magma). And 'lo, did the Yuri Fans squee at that.
  • Sticky Fingers: She pretty much took anything she wanted. She liked Lance's Jeep so much she "borrowed" it when she wanted, even after she left the Brotherhood.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: With Tabitha’s kind of powers, you can expect a lot of collateral damage.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Magma's Girly Girl. Tabitha is more bold, adventurous and loud, while Amara is more timid, sweet, and soft-spoken.

Acolytes

     Magneto 
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"And now the whole world will know of us."

Codename: Magneto
Real Name: Erik Magnus Lehnsherr

The mysterious Magneto is one of the most powerful mutants alive. He has a long history with Charles Xavier, both as a friend and an enemy. Magneto has given up on the idea of peaceful co-existence between mutants and humans. His philosophy is in direct opposite to that of Xavier, who still believes mutants and humans can live together in relative peace. Magneto envisions himself and other mutants dominating over humanity as the only way to prevent bloodshed between the two groups. However, Magneto's dream is threatened by Apocalypse who has his own plans for world domination.


  • Affably Evil: You can't ignore the fact that, as always, there is a certain charm to Magneto. And he tends to be quite friendly, unless you are a regular human or go against his plans.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: In the episode Operation: Rebirth, Wolverine rescues a young Erik from a WWII German controlled camp. Although it was not named in the episode, it was clearly a Nazi concentration camp.
  • Badass Cape: The Master of Magnetism rocks an imposing purple/red cape in this incarnation.
  • Badass Longcoat: Magneto typically wears a long black coat in civilian attire, such as his appearance in ”On Angel’s Wings” and in Wanda’s childhood flashbacks.
  • Big Bad: He is the central antagonist of the first two seasons and remains a vilain for the next two, but his position as the main threat is usurped by Apocalypse.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the final season, he is defeated by Apocalypse and turned into one of his Horsemen.
  • The Chessmaster: He orchestrated the unveiling of mutants to the entire world by using the X-Men, the Brotherhood and Bolivar Trask's Sentinel Project.
  • Cool Helmet: Wears his famous-telepathy-blocking helmet, making Magneto difficult to control or impossible to find.
  • The Faceless: His face always appears shadowed by his helmet in Season 1, until the double-episode season finale.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the future Xavier saw, Magneto is shown as an X-man, helping the new recruits in the Training Room.
  • Improvised Weapon: As long as it's metal, Magneto's powers let him use anything as a weapon.
  • It's All About Me: His motivation to bring down Apocalypse is fueled by his desire to be the only one to lead the mutants to a better world and no one else is going to rule the world with him around.
  • Karma Houdini: He not only attempted to murder all humans and make mutants the dominant species, and then publicly revealed the existence of mutants to the world which led to most mutants suffering discrimination and harassment from humans, but was also an incredibly abusive father. He manipulated his son, constantly putting him in danger to further his schemes, and Mind Raped his daughter into believing he was a caring and loving father to her after he left her at an abusive asylum when she was just a child, which left her an extremely violent and emotionally unstable girl prior to the Mind Rape. At the end of the series, in a Where Are They Now sequence, he's revealed to have been redeemed and evidently becomes a teacher at Xavier's school with few to no repercussions for his actions.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Brought upon the first of many dark arcs in this series, and managed to also cause a dark shift in the overall plot at the end of the second season.
  • Leitmotif: An quiet, ominous theme with a piano which crescendoes in and out.
  • Mark of the Beast: He receives blue markings similar to those of Apocalypse when he "recruits" him as one of his horsemen.
  • Mythology Gag: His face being obscure by darkness is based on how Onslaught is depicted.
  • Noble Demon: He only wants to protect his people and sees a war between mutants and humans as inevitable so he wants to strike first. He may even have a point or two about this, he just can't resist going several steps too far.
  • Not Quite Flight: He can fly or levitate by using the Earth's magnetic field.
  • Older Than They Look: Statements about his age would put him at least in his 60s or 70s, but he appears much younger than that. Taken Up to Eleven once he uses Captain America's Super Soldier apparatus to make himself younger.
  • Visionary Villain: Magneto wants only to prevent mutantkind from undergoing the same persecution he did in WWII. So he creates a satellite for mutants, Asteroid M.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's implied to be responsible for Kurt's physical appearance, by having experimented on him as a newborn - though the context suggests that he was trying to help him look more human.

     Sabretooth 
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"One shall fall by the other's hand. Our destiny we can't change it."

Codename: Sabretooth
Real Name: Victor Creed
Voiced by: Michael Donovan

A violent man who has a deep enmity against Logan. Little is revealed about Sabretooth's past except that he had some involvement with Wolverine and the Weapon X project (possibly being a test subject), and that he is one of Magneto's most loyal followers.


  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: More like sharp nails.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While this Sabertooth is still his ever lovably psychotic, morally reprehensible self, he's fanatically loyal to Magneto for some strange reason as with most adaptations. In contrast, the comic Sabretooth would be unable to stand working with him for more than a few hours before stabbing him in the back.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: With saber–toothed cats as the animal in question.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Wolverine.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has a bloodlust that only mindless battle seems to satisfy. And unlike Wolverine, he fully embraces his feral instincts.
  • Badass Longcoat: His design features a long brown tailcoat with tattered edges and the sleeves torn off.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Sabretooth has a long, unkempt blond mane.
  • Beast Man: He has a very hirsute physique with a long and wild hairstyle along with sharp fangs and claws that don't seem to be retractable. He is also capable of lion-like roars and growls.
  • Healing Factor: Less powerful than Wolverine's, but still more than sufficient.
  • Lightning Bruiser: This is a big part of why he's so dangerous. He's massively strong, but he's also extremely quick and has superhumanly efficient joints and musculature that provides him with agility and grace that is far beyond what any normal human can pull off.
  • Psycho for Hire: He was depicted as a loner in the first season, but from the first season's finale onward he is almost never seen without Magneto and he's shown to willingly perform tasks for him. Although once Magneto gets axed off by Apocalypse, Sabertooth vanishes without a trace. So it's more than likely he sees serving Magneto as a convenient way to further his own agenda.

     Gambit 
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"It's the X-Men, and it looks like they want to play!"

Codename: Gambit
Real Name: RemyLeBeau
Voiced by: Alessandro Juliani

Trained as a thief, Gambit is a mercenary who will give his services to the highest bidder. He appears to have developed quite the soft spot for Rogue, especially during the season four episode, "Cajun Spice", in which he gives her his favorite card (the Queen of Hearts, his "lucky lady") at the end.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Gambit was at least a heroic Gentleman Thief in the comics (despite his start as an Unwitting Pawn for Mister Sinister), while here he's described as 'amoral' and only caring of personal gain but with a soft spot, turning him from an Anti-Hero into an Anti-Villain.
  • Art Evolution: Gambit appeared with normal eyes (brown iris and white sclera), which were later modified into how they look in the comics (red iris and black sclera).
  • Badass Beard: Nice goatee, man.
  • Badass Longcoat: Part of his wardrobe along with Fingerless Gloves.
  • The Charmer: In comics, Gambit has a secondary mutation called “hypnotic charm” that allows people to fall under his charm- but only those who don't realise what he's doing. It’s implied that he does have this ability when Gambit first encounters Rogue in “Day of Reckoning Part 2” as she’s completely spellbound by him. But when in future episodes, Rogue definitely isn’t as mesmerized by him as she was the first time.
  • Dark Chick: Fills this role in the Acolytes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His every other line qualifies as this.
  • Death Dealer: Like his comics counterpart, he favours cards as weapons.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In “Cajun Spice”, Gambit makes no secret about his allegiances and plays Rogue to get her help, but he's out to save his father. He doesn't even like his father (or vice-versa), but he just can't let him die.
  • Fingerless Gloves: wears these, frequently.
  • Gentleman Thief/Lovable Rogue: He affects the mannerisms of a Southern Gentleman, and for a given value of 'lovable', qualifies.
  • The Gambler: He energizes playing cards to explode on impact and tosses them with precision at his targets. He could use anything if he felt like it, but playing cards are both convenient and stylish.
    • Also his fondness for cards and gambling isn't just for show. He has both a sleight of hand and has indulged in card games on occasions.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes have been known to give off red energy when he's intended to look particularly badass.
  • Having a Blast: He has a power to turn any object he touches into a bomb, as small as a playing card or as big as a car.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Shown post-series to where he eventually joins the X-Men.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The exploding playing cards, not the bo staff. He has alternatively used small change, beer cans, a parking meter, curtains, a beaded necklace, pencils, an overturned bus, and a speedboat.
    • Gambit's power works by inducing objects with kinetic energy; this not only makes these objects explode but also allows them to be propelled like a missile.
  • The Kindnapper: He kidnaps Rogue with her happiness or so he says in mind.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Gambit lacks his Cajun accent most of the time, but he does put an accent on whenever he speaks French, likely because he's trying to invoke Everything Sounds Sexier in French.
  • Only Sane Man: During the search for Apocalypse, he gets between Magneto and Colossus during their fight and reminds them that they have bigger concerns at the moment.
  • Ragin' Cajun: Like his canon counterpart.
  • Simple Staff: His usual weapon, aside from his powers.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: He touches things, and they explode.
  • Technicolor Eyes: He has red irises with black sclera.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When the Brotherhood has enough and tries to quit working for Magneto, Gambit convinces them otherwise by threatening to blow up Toad.

     Colossus 
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"I am not a lackey! I... I have no choice."

Codename: Colossus
Real Name: Piotr Rasputin

Piotr is pressured into serving Magneto, who had abducted his family. Though after Magneto was captured by Apocalypse, it was suggested that he freed them and escaped with them to Russia.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Unwillingly. In the comics, he's a member of the X-Men from the start. Here, he works for Magneto, albeit only through coercion. However, Xavier's vision of the future X-Men lineup includes him as well, making this a subversion.
  • Anti-Villain: A type-4. The only reason he even works for Magneto is to protect his family.
  • Apologetic Attacker: When Wolverine asks him why he fights for Magneto, he becomes melancholy and quietly says that it wasn't his choice.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Colossus is not a talker and seems quite emotionally detached. However, it wouldn't go well for anybody who truly angers him.
  • Blackmail: Colossus is pressured into working for Magneto, who has abducted and threatened to kill his family if he doesn't.
  • The Brute: Co-Brute with Pyro.
  • Chrome Champion: He can transform at will from a normal (though fairly large and muscular) flesh-and-blood human to what the comics refer to as "organic" osmium steel, giving him an added layer of Super Toughness.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He finally has enough of Magneto's abuse during the search for Apocalypse and reverts to his non-metal form, effectively neutralizing Magneto's greatest advantage over him and easily manhandling him until Gambit reminds them that Apocalypse is the higher priority.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Colossus can transform his body into organic metal.
  • Forced into Evil: He’s working for Magneto solely because his family was kidnapped.
    I am not a lackey! I... I have no choice.
  • Gentle Giant: He's huge and a fundamentally gentle person.
  • Good All Along: He's a member of Magneto's Acolytes. In his second appearance, it was revealed during a confrontation between him and Wolverine that he was a reluctant member of the group and Magneto had blackmailed him into joining. In subsequent appearances, Colossus was consistently portrayed as the most sympathetic member of the Acolytes and was the first to abandon the group after Magneto was seemingly killed by Apocalypse. He later helped the X-Men in their final battle against Apocalypse and was shown in the Distant Finale to become a full-fledged member of the X-Men following Apocalypse's defeat.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Post-series. He's shown in Xavier's vision of the future line-up of the X-Men.
  • Husky Russkie: He's Russian, and very big and muscular even when he's not transformed.
  • Instant Armor: Colossus can at anytime turn his entire body into steel.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes turn to a solid white when he changes into his steel-armored form.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His armored form is extremely hard to damage.
  • The Quiet One: He's not too chatty, to say the least.
  • Russian Guy Suffers Most: The details aren't explicit, but Magneto keeps his loyalty by threatening his family.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His uniform is sleeveless, showing off his muscles and more of his transformation when using his power.
  • Super Toughness: Being made of steel, this is only natural.
  • Token Good Teammate: He serves as this to Magneto's Acolytes, in contrast with the far more vicious or bloodthirsty members of the team.

     Pyro 
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"Awful bold of you coming here, girl! Or are you just stupid?"

Codename: Pyro
Real Name: John Allerdyce
Voiced by: Trevor Devall

Pyro is a crazy pyromaniac with a cackling laugh and a broken Australian accent. He has an affinity for destruction and complete ignorance of consequence border on outright insanity. In one notable scene he is watching footage of Magneto's supposed demise at the hands of Apocalypse, rewinding, playing back, and laughing several times. He differs from his comic book counterpart in that he needs a constant stream of flame to sustain his power.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the comics, while Pyro was a somewhat unstable and violence prone Large Ham, he had an undying loyalty to his friends and eventually died a hero. Here, he is as much of a sociopath as Pietro.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name is changed from Saint-John Allerdyce to the Americanized John Allerdyce.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The appropriately flame-empowered Pyro has orange hair that sticks up, in what is a very classic use of this trope.
  • Ax-Crazy: Whenever he's fighting someone, he has a grin on his face and is enjoying the mayhem that he's causing.
  • The Brute: Co-Brute with Colossus.
  • Elemental Hair: His hair is orange and spiky, fitting for a guy who can control fire.
  • Elemental Powers: His mutant abilities; namely, those of fire.
  • Evil Laugh: He practically laughs more than he talks.
  • Jesus Taboo: His first name in the comics is St. John. The "Saint" gets dropped for the adaptation.
  • Playing with Fire: Pryo can control fire, but he can't create it himself. He often carries around his own portable flamethrowers to do the job for him.
  • Psycho for Hire: He's an eccentric and crazed thug, who willingly perform tasks for Magneto, though he clearly does it for the thrill more than any actual payment or respect for his boss. But that doesn't stop him from having a good laugh at the prospect of barbecuing his victims.
  • Pyromaniac: A more subdued version, but there were times when he showed just how much he relished setting things aflame.
  • Sixth Ranger: Joins the Brotherhood in the future.

     Mastermind 
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Mastermind/Jason Wyngarde

Codename: Mastermind
Real Name: Jason Wyngarde
Voiced by: Campbell Lane

He's the gang's telepath. While his comic book counterpart could only cast illusions, this version of Mastermind uses telepathy, as well as reading and even rewriting memories of other people like what he did to Wanda.


  • Gonk: His face resembles a monkey.
  • Master of Illusion: His speciality is conjuring up telepathic illusions to fool his opponents.
  • Non-Action Guy: He spends most of his screen time being at the sidelines as he’s only ever really around when assisting Magneto with his psychic abilities, mostly for intelligence gathering.
  • Squishy Wizard: Probably the most physically vulnerable of the Acolyte members, having no physical powers or weapons of any kind.

Apocalypse

     Apocalypse 
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"The future came to me in that craft — I have embraced it and merged with its power so that I may lead the evolution of the human race."

Codename: Apocalypse
Real Name: En Sabah Nur
Voiced by: David Kaye

Apocalypse is an ancient Egyptian mutant; he's the oldest character on the show, and also the most powerful. Millennia ago, he conquered Egypt and planned to use advanced technology (stolen from the previous Pharaoh, who had "descended from the sky") to reshape the world in his own image- turning many humans into mutants, and killing the rest. His court balked at the idea and used his own technology to imprison him; however, Apocalypse was still able to reach out telepathically and manipulate his release. Steals the spotlight from Magneto as premier villain in the later part of the series.



  • Adaptational Badass: This version of the character may be the strongest, and he's slightly less evil.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed, but regular Apocalypse is an utter monster. This version's a Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Badass Baritone: His voice, courtesy of David Kaye, is deep and impressive, and he's easily the most powerful mutant in the series.
  • Bald of Evil: He's big, blue, bad and totally bald.
  • Big Bad: Season 3 and especially in Season 4.
  • Continuity Nod: Beast mentions that Apocalypse stole his tech from Pharaoh Rama-Tut. This is true in the comics as well, where Rama-Tut was an alias of Kang the Conqueror.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Practically every time he fights someone, it ends like this. There is one time when Storm gives him pause, but even that was brief.
  • Egyptian Mutant Speaks English: Possibly justified when Xavier is communicating with him mentally, but later we see him speaking plain English even though he was sealed before the language even existed - though given that he's psychic, to one degree or another, he probably picked it up from his followers.
  • Freudian Excuse: Abandoned at birth due to his obvious mutations, adopted by a tribe of violent raiders who imparted their "only the strong are worthy" ethos that later became a defining element of his character, saw his entire tribe killed and also saw his adoptive father die in front of him not long after as a result of Rama Tut's attempts to find him and kill him... his formative years definitely weren't pleasant. He's still an absolutely vile being, but it's not hard to see how he became as awful as he is.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He shifts the narrative to a much more dramatic tone once he appears, due to being the most powerful Mutant introduced in the series (to the point he effortlessly defeats Storm and Magneto), and his plan to convert the planet's humans into mutants would most likely result in at least half of the world's population dying.
  • Light Is Not Good: He appeared as a divine glowing godlike pharaoh in his first appearance and his given name is associated with the light. He's a villain.
  • Meaningful Name: His given name is translated as "The First One" - as he's the first mutant.
  • Mind Control: Pulled this on Storm, Professor X, Mystique, and Magneto to make them do his bidding as his Horsemen.
  • Physical God: He's basically untouchable, as long as he's aware and not occupied with something else.
    • Putting it simply; he grabbed Rogue and drained power from HER, not the other way around.
  • Power Floats: Constantly. Seriously, you can count on one hand the number of times he stands on the ground.
  • Power Glows: When dressed as a Pharaoh, in a very clear case of Light Is Not Good. Also, see the Tron Lines all over his body.
  • Powered Armor: Advanced armor that enhances his already formidable superpowers and possibly granting him new ones.
  • Psychic Powers: Telepathy and telekinesis. At the very least his psychic defenses are formidable enough to make even the likes of Professor X think twice about trying to read his mind.
  • The Quiet One: In contrast to other versions of the character, this one hardly ever speaks at all. It makes him all the more creepy.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in a sarcophagus below a pyramid many thousands of years ago.. Mesmero enslaves Rogue to use her abilities to free him.
  • Smug Super: It becomes apparent when he speaks to Xavier, all captivated by a smirk.
    Apocalypse: Hmph. Since when has mankind ever known what it needs?
  • Story-Breaker Power: He's nearly invulnerable, can fly, and has an impressive list of abilities. He's strong enough that he defeated Storm and Magneto, two of the series' most powerful mutants, with very little effort.
  • Technopathy: His Powered Armor lets him interact with and take control of virtually any computer system that he wishes to.
  • Teleportation: One of the abilities he has that's confirmed to be technological rather than biological in nature.
  • Training from Hell: His entire childhood was basically this at the hands of his adoptive father Baal.
  • Visionary Villain: His plan was horrific in its scope and cost, but you can't deny the man has vision.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He sincerely believes that what he's doing is best for humanity, and as mentioned above, he doesn't care if humanity doesn't agree with him.

     Mesmero 
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"You don't know who you're interfering with here..."

Codename: Mesmero
Real Name: Unknown
Voiced by: Ron Halder

Apocalypse's servant; whether a mutant, a mystic, or something different is unknown, but he possesses psychic abilities that allow him to confront even Xavier on his own level. Believing himself to be a servant of destiny, he manipulated both the X-men and the Acolytes to steal the three keys to Apocalypse's prison, expecting to be rewarded by being made his right hand. Instead, upon gaining his freedom the ancient mutant withdrew his minion's powers and left him to his fate.


  • Arc Villain: Of Season 3, due to being the one who is trying to free Apocalypse.
  • Bad Dreams: He uses his Psychic Powers to enter the minds of a bunch of X-Kids as they sleep, then he turns their dreams into nightmares, and ultimately mind rapes them into serving him.
  • Bald of Evil: Mesmero is bald, with arcane markings on his face and head. Much creepier than the original.
  • The Dragon: To Apocalypse: while Mesmero is much weaker physically, he has the advantage of being able to move freely.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Which he learns when Apocalypse abandons him.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: His first victim that he brainwashes is Jean Grey.
  • Mind Rape: Mesmero introduces himself to the audience by turning a sleeping Jean's dreams into nightmares.
  • Power Tattoo: Those green patterns on his face.

Other

Other Characters

     X- 23 
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"Protect me? I left to protect you!"

Codename: X-23
Real Name: Unknown
Voiced by: Andrea Libman (X-23), Brittney Irvin (Target X)

Trained from birth by HYDRA to become the ultimate weapon, X-23 underwent the same Weapon X modifications as Wolverine, being given his healing factor and adamantium bones and claws. She escapes, breaks into rival spy agency SHIELD and researches the X Men, before stalking the students over the institute. She begins capturing all of them in a bid to lure Logan into a confrontation, believing him to be responsible for what was done to her. Logan convinces her that he, too, is a victim, before chasing her off so that Nick Fury wouldn't find her.

She would later appear after HYDRA captures Wolverine, where the two would work together in a bid to survive as Logan tries to talk X-23 out of seeking revenge.


  • Action Girl: She took out all the X-Men save Wolverine, and only because he got her to see sense after she made him run for his life. Yes, she sent frakking Wolverine running.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Despite being a clone of Wolverine who is white, X-23 has a much darker complexion, with features that have been interpreted as anything from Latina to First Nations. It's explained that the Wolverine DNA sample was incomplete, so Dr. Deborah Risman used some of her own DNA as well. The staff would later state that her features were based on those of the girl — who is ethnic — who modeled for the reference shoot as a thank-you.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Towards Wolverine in her first appearance. She blamed him for HYDRA getting the idea to put her through the Weapon X program. It's very much played as an angry daughter attacking her father.
  • Artificial Family Member: She is Wolverine's Opposite-Sex Clone. During the two's battle, Wolverine commented on that the two were the only family they had. What kind of family relationship was never established but many fans assume it would evolve into a father/daughter one.
  • Berserk Button: She gets very pissed if someone calls her a child or a kid, as it reminds her of the childhood she didn't have.
  • Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism: Her claw arrangment was intended to be this according to Word of God, with her foot claws specifically designed to be a trait of females with the same mutation as Logan. As described by Craig Kyle, the concept was that of a lioness; front claws for hunting prey, rear claws for self-defense.
  • Broken Bird: HYDRA created her to be a weapon, robbing her of her childhood.
  • Canon Immigrant: Her surprising popularity quickly brought her into the mainstream Marvel lineup — albeit as a very much Caucasian teenager.
  • Disney Death: She fakes her death blowing up HYDRA in a bid to evade SHIELD.
  • Gone Horribly Right: HYDRA sure got what they wanted alright, except she was so full of rage she would try and destroy them even before escaping. After she defeats Logan, X-23 intends to kill everyone working for them.
  • Good Is Not Nice: After saving Logan in her second appearance she interrogates him at claw point, before trying to force him to leave, whining that he hasn't healed and allowed a tracer to be placed on him, before trying to chase him off. This is all because she's scared he would be killed when she wipes out HYDRA.
  • Guile Hero: She outsmarts everyone: SHIELD (breaking in and gaining information on the Institute,) Xavier (he finds her genuinely upset and allows himself to get close enough to be taken out,) the X-Men (the only one not taken out is Logan), HYDRA (she tries to fight Logan off from following her because she wanted to be captured so she could destroy them) and Logan himself (making him think she was on a suicide mission so that SHIELD won't come after her.)
  • Healing Factor: Her mutation is implied to be more advanced than Logan's, as she starts complaining when he doesn't heal as fast as she does.
    "Gimme a break kid, I started the morning by falling out of an airplane."
  • Human Weapon: She was treated as such by HYDRA, which was a great deal of angst and resentment for her.
  • I Will Protect Her: Turns out this was the reason she was so antagonistic towards Logan when she was being hunted. She didn't want him to be a target for Hydra and didn't want to risk him dying when she destroyed HYDRA.
  • I Work Alone: She keeps shoving away Wolverine when he tries to help. Turns out it's not only because of the threat from HYDRA or SHIELD, but she intends to kill off HYDRA and Logan might get in the way.
  • Junior Counterpart: To Wolverine, with all the same powers. She even joins the Future X-Men, taking Wolverine's place on the team.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb: HYDRA wanted to create the ultimate weapon based on Wolverine. They got more than that, a young girl who ends up bossing Logan about so he won't be caught up in her Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's even smaller than Wolverine but can take care of all the mutants on Xavier's school by herself.
  • Opposite Gender Clone: Of Wolverine. She has the same genes and powers as him, but she's a lot younger than him. Their age gap creates an Intergenerational Friendship between them.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Flashes one to Madame Hydra who did the experiments on her, after calmly setting explosives that will kill them all.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Because of the terrible life she had been living up to that point, she mercilessly hunted down Wolverine, whom she blamed for having the genetic material that allowed her to exist. Once Logan got through to her, she began targetting HYDRA operatives, which led to her blowing up the organization's headquarters.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: She acts stupid and antagonistic when on the run. Emphasis on acts, she had wiped out most of HYDRA and planned to get captured so she'd have a clear run at the supreme commander, or she would have had a clear run had she got Logan to leave her alone.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Implied. When infiltrating Jean's room, she acts girly with her teddy bear before showing a dislike to her perfume.
  • Wolverine Claws: As Wolverine's female clone, X-23 also has these - two metal claws per hand, and one per foot.
  • You Are Number 6: X-23 was the only name she was ever given in her two appearances, but the writers stated that she would've been named Laura Logan.

    Destiny 
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"An ancient mutant will rise to once again walk the earth. Your fates, both yours and Rogue's, are in his hands."

Codename: Destiny
Real Name: Irene Adler
Voiced by: Ellen Kennedy

Rogue's foster mother and a close confidante of Mystique's. Destiny seems to truly care for both Rogue and Mystique and usually only shows up when one or the other seems to be in danger. The history of the relationship between Mystique and Destiny has not been revealed, so how Rogue (Mystique's adopted daughter) came to be under Irene's care is still unknown. Although she is blind and unable to see, Destiny has the mutant ability to foresee future events before they happen.


  • Age Lift: She is significantly younger than her elderly comics counterpart.
  • Blind Seer: Irene has the ability to look into the future and she’s blind.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She disappears in Season 3 without any mention. When she last appeared she tells Mystique that she'll be involved in a plot to bring back an ancient mutant, but by Mystique's next appearence, she's working with Mesmero to bring back Apocalypse without any mention or reason.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Irene explains her powers of future vision as seeing probabilities or pathways, and it seems she can be caught off-guard by outcomes she never considered possible, such as seeing that Rogue’s mutant power would be Power Copying via Touch of Death. This makes her take precautions with Rogue, telling her that she had a skin condition and must always be covered up. But Irene did not know when this power would manifest.
  • Multiple-Choice Future: Par for the course with her precognition, she can see the future but makes it clear that what she sees are probabilities, not set-in-stone facts.
  • Precognition: Her mutant ability.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Wears sunglasses during the day and at night, because she's blind.

    Forge 
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Codename: Forge
Real Name: Unknown
Voiced by: Samuel Vincent

Known only as Forge, in great contrast to his comic counterpart, is a Bayville High student and mutant inventor from the late 1970s who was trapped in a pocket dimension he called "Middleverse" for several years. Only when Nightcrawler found his way there and the X-Men found a way to free him did Forge return. While he rejected the offer to join the X-Men, claiming that he had nearly 30 years worth of catching up to do with his family, he still remained an ally of the X-Men. He later helped create a machine to test Nightcrawler's teleportation powers. He spoke with an outdated groovy, far-out slang, and had a mechanical multi-tool arm which transformed to suit whatever he needed and could even appear like a normal arm with the added mutant power to innately comprehend technology and build anything he can think of.


  • Artificial Limbs: He has a cybernetic right arm that transforms into a wide range of tools.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's energetic and brilliant, but somewhat foolish and lacking in foresight.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: This but Up to Eleven. Since it wasn't badass enough for Forge to be able to whip up any manner of Applied Phlebotinum you can possibly imagine, he also given the ability to transform his arms into any imaginable tool to help him make his creations.
  • Mr. Fixit: His mutant ability helps him build machines by simply imagining what they should do, rather than working out the pesky details.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is not revealed.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Forge has a cybernetic arm that transforms from a normal human-looking one to a big cannon to whatever else seems particularly plot-relevant at the time.
  • Techno Wizard
  • Totally Radical: Justified as he was literally caught in a timeless limbo since the mid-seventies, and sounds just "groovy".

    Havok 
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Codename: Havok
Real Name: Alex Masters
Voiced by: Matt Hill

Cyclops's younger brother who was long believed to be dead as Alex was separated from his brother after escaping the plane crash. He was adopted by the Masters family and he was later reunited with Scott. Unlike the other X-Men animated series, Scott and Alex do develop a bond, although he still declined full-time membership in the X-Men to pursue a career as a professional surfer.

The Summers brothers have very similar mutations. But where Scott's blasts are focused from his eyes, Alex is able to fire them off from his hands.


  • Adaptational Name Change: In the series, he was adopted by the Masters family rather than the Blanding family as in the comics.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Comic!Alex is a hot-blooded rebel with an inferiority complex regarding Scott which often fuels the many conflicts the two have. Evo!Alex is a more laid back guy who gets along pretty well with Scott.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Alex manifests his powers here as simple red energy hand blasts rather than as the massively powerful circular power signature from the comics.
  • Back for the Finale: He aids the X-Men in the defeat of Apocalypse and his Horsemen in the Season 4 finale.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: He has deeply tanned skin that contrasts with his wavy blonde hair.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish to Scott’s Responsible. Alex’s recklessness and immaturity contrasts with Scott’s more controlled and mature nature.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He turns down an offer to join the X-Men, preferring to stay in Hawaii and become a professional surfer.
  • Long-Lost Relative: He is Scott’s long-lost brother, who was separated from him during a plane crash that killed their parents as children.
  • Refused the Call: Decides to become a professional surfer rather than join the X-Men. He still keeps in touch with Scott though.
  • Surfer Dude: He is portrayed as a stereotypical long haired surfer - even with the stereotypical surfer accent and vernacular.

    Angel 
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Codename: Angel
Real Name: Warren Worthington III
Voiced by: Mark Hildreth

A young multi-millionaire who has a hard time adjusting to his mutation. He decided to become a lone vigilante, donning a costume and mask to perform heroic deeds in New York City, but stopped after his actions garnered negative attention from Magneto. Though he ultimately does not join the X-Men, he becomes allies with them. Eventually, Angel joins the X-Men in their concerted assault against Apocalypse, and in Xavier's glimpse of the future in the final episode, he's shown alongside the other X-Men.


  • Back for the Finale: Plays an important role in one episode each of the second and third seasons; then shows up for a few cameos in the series finale, first by assisting Kitty's team against Magneto, then amongst the other heroes as they pose for a group picture.
  • Flight: His only mutation is his pair of wings, which allow him to fly.
  • Friend to All Children: Warren certainly as a soft spot for children. He rescues a girl’s wheelchair-bound mother from a burning building and a little girl named Hailee from a car accident over the Brooklyn Bridge. He feels overwhelming guilt for when Hailee is placed in a coma due to getting a serious case of hyperthermia from accidentally falling into a river (which he unintentionally caused). He frequently checks up on her while she’s in the hospital and goes to a local church to pray for her and her family. Hailee does end up waking up though and both of the girls still admire and thank their “guardian angel”.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Angel’s a very kind and good hearted person. He’s introduced by using his powers to help people and refusing to join Magneto's team, even when he was blamed for an incident that caused people to shun him.
  • Pretty Boy: He is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed man who looks like a model.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Due to his mutation, Angel is unable to wear regular outfits. He wears his red and blue uniform while on a mission, and a long coat that hides his wings when he needs to pass off as a normal human; but is shirtless during any other occasion.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Angel's only power is having two large wings that enable him to fly. He does put them to creative use every so often, such as using them to generate a gust of wind that blows Gambit's explosive cards back at him, but is more often than not pretty worthless when it comes to actual fighting.
  • Winged Humanoid: He's a mutant with a pair of huge white feathered wings.

     The Morlocks 
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The Morlocks note 

"You're with the Morlocks, we understand you."

The Morlocks are a secretive group of underground mutants whose mutations make them unable to live unnoticed on the surface. When the group first appears, their survival is being threatened as the waste from a sports drink being dumped into the sewers is unintentionally poisonous to mutants. To stop the dumping, they repeatedly break in to taint the batches and are aided by Spyke/Evan Daniels who was rescued after being poisoned. When his mutation starts to become more obvious, he chooses to stay and become their champion.

In the fourth season they appear in a single episode where they are still living in the sewers trying to survive the anti-mutant uprising by staying hidden, but appear on the surface after being directly attacked by Duncan Matthews to defend themselves before returning to hiding.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Callisto. In the comics and most other depictions, she is extremely butch and is covered in scars, whereas here she's more of an Amazonian Beauty, despite her claims that she, like the other Morlocks, is too deformed by her mutation to be able to live above ground.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Callisto again. In her comics debut she was a sadistic bitch who abducted Angel and planned to keep him as her love-slave. Here, she's compassionate, even sweet, and did abduct Evan, but only to cure him of the poison he drank and offer him(with his newfound extra-spikiness) sanctuary.
  • Canon Foreigner: Facade, Lucid, and Torpid were all created for the series.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: Facade’s mutant ability allows him to blend into any environment and literally disappear into the background of it.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Callisto, of course.
  • Hobos: An entire community of them who all live in the sewers of Bayville. This is justified by most of them having physical mutations that severely limit their ability to lead normal lives.
  • King of the Homeless: Callisto is the Morlocks leader.
  • The Paralyzer: Torpid's power is this.
  • Psychic Radar: Caliban's mutant ability; he can detect other mutants.

     The Juggernaut 
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"What are you trying to do? Embarrass me to death? Come on, gimme your best shot!"

Codename: Juggernaut
Real Name: Cain Marko
Voiced by: Paul Dobson

Charles Xavier's half-brother and most feared enemy. Unlike in the comics, he used mysticism to awaken his dormant X-gene giving him the mutant ability to be virtually invulnerable. Due to his destructive nature, Xavier was responsible for Juggernaut's incarceration in a maximum security prison which causes Cain to utterly despise his half-brother. Although Mystique has tried to form an alliance with Juggernaut, he will not remain loyal to anyone and will only follow his own agenda.


  • Adaptational Species Change: The show split the difference in relation to the Juggernaut. Instead of being a full-blooded mutant (like in the movie) or a man given powers by a magic relic (like in the comics), Juggernaut was described as having a dormant mutant gene that he "awakened with mysticism".
  • Attack Its Weak Point: In The episode “Survival of the Fittest”, this is what was led to a fight with the Juggernaut that consisted of the X-Men and Brotherhood working together to try to get his helmet off so Professor X could use his telepathy to stop him.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Xavier’s Abel.
  • Cool Helmet: Juggernaut has a huge helmet that protects him from Psychic Powers, which is very handy when your half-brother is the world's strongest telepath.
  • Doing In the Wizard: He got his powers through mysticism like the comics, except it turns out the Gem of Cytorrak he used in them actually emits a form of radiation that activates and amplifies mutant powers.
  • The Dreaded: Treated as this by Professor X in his first appearance, and rightly so. He is so afraid of him that he had Storm hide his movements from the police and the army, for their protection, not Juggernaut's. It took all X-Men including Wolverine and Storm, Professor X, the X-Mansion's defenses and the Brotherhood lending a hand to defeat Juggernaut the first time.
  • Evil Is Hammy: "I'M RAAAAW POWAAAARH!!!"
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Mystique lets him out of jail to kill Xavier and hopes it will help her steal Cerebro. It might have worked fine if she didn't go insulting him when he didn't obey her.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: In his second appearance, he doesn't have any real motive for anything he does and just wreaks random destruction for no apparent reason, not even mentioning Xavier despite killing him being his original goal in his first appearance.
  • The Juggernaut: As usual, there's very little that can stop him when he gets moving. He takes on the X-Men and the Brotherhood at the same time and keeps moving. He's only stopped by multiple psychic attacks from Xavier when they remove his helmet.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's huge, he's very strong, and he's much faster than his bulk would indicate.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Nothing seems to have any ability to physically harm him.
  • One-Man Army: When he first was released from prison by Mystique, Storm actually created a mass of fog to make sure that the police and the army could not find him, because Xavier was concerned about the army being in danger if they attacked him, not the other way around. From his second appearance, that was no an exaggeration. The police and the army were powerless against him.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Juggernaut and Xavier are changed from step-brothers to half-brothers.
  • Super Strength: The most of any character in the series.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Gets tossed away by Rogue after draining his strength, followed by Iceman encasing him in ice as he's falling down into a dam and he isn't seen again.

     The Sentinels 

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A Sentinel

Massive robots created by Bolivar Trask to hunt down and capture mutants. One was enough to provide an even match for the X-Men, Brotherhood, and Acolytes before eventually being taken down. More were built by SHIELD to fight Apocalypse.


  • Adaptational Badass: Sentinels in most other continuities are more or less disposable Giant Mooks. The versions in this show are far more powerful and weaponized, to the point that the first prototype in the series is enough to give the X-Men serious trouble, and three completed variants are able to harm Apocalypse before being defeated.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: A trio of them were the first opponents to hurt Apocalypse, which is something even Magneto failed to do. Unfortunately, he proceeded to rip them apart.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The prototype's fight with the X-Men exposes the existence of mutants, and leads to the capture of several members.
  • Made of Iron: The first Sentinel wouldn't stop fighting no matter what. A projectile from Spyke, Storm's lightning and a grenade tossed by Kurt wouldn't slow it down. It's his own missiles hurled back at him by Magneto that finally destroyed it.
  • More Dakka: Each one carries an enormous amount of firepower, enough to damage Apocalypse's pyramids and fight the Four Horsemen.
  • The Voiceless: Unlike their comic book counterpart and most versions, they do not speak.

     Edward Kelly 
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"Mutants have terrorized this world long enough! Someone has got to stop them!"

Voiced by: Dale Wilson

The second principal of Bayville High (the first, Ms. Darkholme, aka Mystique, had vanished at the end of the first season. He carried suspicions about the mutant teens which became full-blown prejudice when they were publicly revealed, causing him to make reforms at the high school. Later, he ran for mayor of Bayville competing with the falsely heroic Brotherhood for media attention, a nod to his career as a politician in the comics.


  • Adaptation Name Change: In the comics, his first name is Robert, but it's changed to Edward here.
  • Asshole Victim: He gets threatened by the Brotherhood into leaving them out of his anti-mutant campaign in "No Good Deed". Considering that he's a bigot who treats mutants like crap (and also encourages others to do so), even when they save his life, it's hard to feel any sympathy for him.
  • Dean Bitterman: He already had some of this on earlier seasons, but by the end if you happened to be a mutant on his campus, he turned it Up to Eleven — removal of any recognition you may have gotten through "cheating" with your mutant powers (even if said charging is wholly unfounded), treating you as if you had a disability (if not worse), looking the other way on Bully Brutality of mutant students, the works.
  • Death Glare: One of two ways he constantly looks at people, the second one being a smug sneer.
  • Fantastic Racism: The man doesn't even try to disguise his hatred of mutants when they are publicly revealed, and pretty much looks down his nose at any of them every time he talks, even ones he used to consider ace students (like Jean Grey).
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Definitely if you're a mutant.
  • Mythology Gag: In one of the final arcs, he made mention of running for Mayor with an anti-mutant campaign focus.
  • Properly Paranoid: His hatred of mutants is universal, but maniacs like Magneto and Apocalypse do make clear there's some reality behind it.

     Duncan Matthews 
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Voiced by: Vincent Gale

A jock who attends Bayville High and is Jean's first boyfriend for the first two seasons, until she breaks up with him at the beginning of the third season. He later starts terrorising mutants.


  • The Bully: Picks on numerous characters, especially Toad and Blob.
  • Canon Foreigner: He's a character original to the show.
  • Fantastic Racism: It's one of his defining traits from the third season onwards. He even refers to Jean's powers as a "problem" when trying to reassure her that he's okay with them, which leads to her breaking up with him. He only gets worse in the fourth season, as he leads witch hunts against mutants, even attempting to shoot a mutant child.
  • It's All About Me: When trying to reconcile with Jean, he says that he's willing to overlook her "problem"... as it means that she can help him cheat on his tests.
  • Jerk Jock:
    • He antagonises Scott whenever he can after the existence of mutants has been revealed to the public. One notable instance occurs after Jean breaks up with him.
    • He gets worse by Season 4, as he starts terrorizing other mutant students.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He and his fellow bigots are taken into police custody after attacking mutants in "Uprising".
  • Never My Fault: He blames Scott for Jean breaking up with him, even though it was his insensitive remark about her powers that did it as mentioned under "Fantastic Racism" above. Scott even calls him out on it:
    Yeah, blame it on me, lunkhead.
  • Romantic False Lead: To Jean. He is an Alpha dog Jerkass type, who played the Bitch in Sheep's Clothing trope (while he made it clear he was a jerk, he treated Jean far nicer than he treats anyone else), and when they break up, lets just say he takes his jerkary to a whole new level.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In "Uprising", he's about to shoot Leech, who's just a little boy who happens to be a mutant, forcing Spyke to take the energy blast.

     Taryn Fujioka 
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Voiced by: Janyse Jaud

An attractive Japanese-American girl who houses a crush on Scott Summers. At first, she is Jean's best friend, but when Jean starts to develop feelings for Scott herself, becomes her most bitter rival. Eventually she and Scott start to date, in part because Jean never tried to date him. However when Scott was outed as a mutant, she shunned him.


  • Canon Foreigner: She’s a character created for the show.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Whenever she's playing soccer, Taryn styles her hair like this.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: She breaks up with Scott after he's publicly outed as a mutant.
  • The Rival: To Jean, in regards to Scott.
  • Romantic False Lead: To Scott, until she dumped him when mutants were revealed, not because she or he became a jerk, but for the same reason most of them lost their friends: Scott can, quite literally, blow up a building with his eyes.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Her only connection to the cast besides Scott is the fact that she's apparently one of Jean's friends, one that appears once or twice for a few seconds standing next to Jean, then doing nothing until suddenly being interested in Scott.

     Amanda Sefton 
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Voiced by: Moneca Stori

She's Kurt's human girlfriend. Sweet but shy, she discovered Kurt's mutation on her own but remained deeply attracted to him. She is one of the few humans at Bayville High who does not openly shun mutants. Despite being Caucasian in the comics, Amanda's ethnicity was changed to mixed African/Romany descent, and unlike her comic book incarnation, she is not a practitioner of sorcery.


  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Unlike in the comics, she has no magical abilities whatsoever as she’s a normal human.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Kurt calls her Liebchen (which is German for “sweetheart”).
  • Be Yourself: She possesses a strong belief in standing by your friends and in a person simply being themselves.
  • Beast and Beauty: The Beauty to Kurt’s Beast.
  • Fan of Underdog: She’s portrayed as one of these, in regards to Kurt.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Not only is she okay with the way Nightcrawler looks, his appearance is what made her pursue him in the first place. After all, chicks dig the fuzzy dude.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her father is African American and her mother Margali is Eastern European.
  • Race Lift: Her comics counterpart was originally blonde and very white. Here in the series, she becomes possibly Middle Eastern (or a brown-skinned ethnicity, anyway; it isn't apparent from dialogue or appearance, though she doesn't look quite like the series' black characters). The Lift is extended to her parents, naturally.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She's two-dimensional, has little to no personality, and exists solely to be Nightcrawler's love interest.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: She briefly sees Kurt with his image inducer turned off and using his teleporting powers once. This increases her interest in him and she tries to pursue him romantically. She eventually reveals (during an emergency) she knows about him, and then just becomes a regular Secret Keeper for the existence of the mutants until The Masquerade is broken.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the comics she's Kurt's adopted sister whom he dates; here they keep the romance but cut out the sibling angle.

    Dr. Deborah Risman 
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Voiced by: Lisa Ann Beley

A geneticist who created X-23. She was commissioned by the spy organization HYDRA to create the ultimate weapon for them by using stolen data from the Weapon X project that created Wolverine. Twenty-two times she failed, then realized that Wolverine's healing factor had been what enabled him to survive the Adamantium bonding process.


  • Ambiguously Brown: She has a highly noticeable medium skin tone with wavy blonde hair and green eyes that would suggest she’s either biracial, Latina, or Caucasian with just a heavy tan.
    • Word of God also states that her features were based on those of the mother of the girl who modeled for X-23’s character design. Makes sense as they both have medium-brown skin tones and green eyes.
  • Canon Foreigner -> Canon Immigrant: She was created specifically for the show but when the character X-23 was adapted into the mainstream Marvel universe, Deborah Risman was replaced with a similar character named Sarah Kinney.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has a dark skin complexion and natural blonde hair.
  • For Science!: Deborah’s entire motivation for joining Hydra and participating in their goal to create the perfect soldier is originally just a chance for her to experiment in genetics beyond the realm of conventional science and government allowance. She failed 22 times before succeeding with operative X-23, a female clone of the X-Men’s Wolverine (formally operative Weapon X). Ultimately, Deborah comes to see how wrong her part in everything was.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She defects from Hydra to Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. because of the moral implications of the project while hoping S.H.I.E.L.D. can recapture X-23 before any harm is done.
  • Heel Realization: She helped Hydra create the perfect soldier, X-23. When she realized that Hydra couldn’t control X-23 and growing to care for her, Deborah defected to S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Hot Scientist: She’s a geneticist and she’s quite the looker.

     Risty Wilde 

Voiced by: Nicole Oliver

A goth-punk girl from Manchester, England who become fast friends with Rogue in Season 2.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, she appears to be a kind girl who genuinely enjoys Rogue's company. As it turns out, her true form is Mystique, whose true intention was to infiltrate the X-Mansion and destroy it from the inside.
  • Canon Foreigner: Subverted. She appears to be a character created for the show, when in reality she is just Mystique in disguise.
  • Delinquent Hair: Her hair is dyed purple and styled in an undercut. It adds to her “goth-punk” image.
  • Eye Colour Change: Exaggerated. Sometimes when no one is looking, Risty’s hazel eyes change back into Mystique’s cat-like ones, complete with the glowing yellow.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Her outer appearance is of a punk-goth girl but Risty has a very amiable and upbeat demeanor.
  • The Mole: Risty is actually Mystique’s alternate persona which she uses as a cover to get inside the mansion and obtain data files of the X-Men and the Scarlet Witch.
  • Nice Girl: She’s kind and chipper to basically everyone. Subverted in that it's just an act so she can get close to Rogue without raising any suspicions.
  • Perky Goth: She’s the cheerful and friendly foil to Rogue’s dark and moody goth.
  • Secret Identity: She is really Mystique, assuming the form of a friendly goth teenager to earn her adopted daughter's trust.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: Risty's true identity as Mystique is revealed to the viewer in the fourth episode of season 2, a mere three episodes after her introduction. The other characters wouldn't find this out until season 3, seventeen episodes later.

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