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Members of the X-Men team originating in X-Men: First Class and the team's additions in the timeline that was created by X-Men: Days of Future Past.

For the team's general tropes, see here.

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Founding Members

    Professor Charles Xavier / Professor X 

    Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto 
See the Magneto page.

     Raven Darkhölme / Mystique 
See the Mystique page.

    Dr. Hank McCoy / Beast 

Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast
"I think the world needs the X-Men."

Click here to see younger Hank as a human 

Played By: Nicholas Hoult, Kelsey Grammer

Voiced By: Víctor Ugarte (Latin-American Spanish, young), Gabriel Pingarrón (Latin-American Spanish, old), Shintarō Asanuma (Japanese)

Film Appearances: X-Men: First Class | X-Men: Days of Future Past note  | X-Men: Apocalypse | Deadpool 2 | Dark Phoenix

Charles: "In each of us, two natures are at war."
Hank: Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll and Hyde.
Charles: Top marks. The story wasn't really about good and evil though, was it? It was about man's animal nature and his struggle to control it, to conform. And it's that struggle which is holding you back.
Hank: No, Jekyll was afraid of what he could be capable of.
Charles: And you are, too.

A close friend of Charles Xavier and a co-founder of the X-Men. A brilliant scientist, Beast's mutation leads him to be covered in blue fur and have heightened strength and agility. He develops the technology that the team requires to carry out missions.

For tropes applying to Beast in the original timeline erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the X-Men (Original Timeline) page.

  • Ace Pilot: Is shown to be a very skilled pilot in the First Class trilogy.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the comics, his original (human) form included oversized hands and feet. In X-Men: First Class, while his feet are different than normal, they are still the right size and he has no problem passing for an ordinary human.
  • Adaptational Badass: A downplayed example. He's never shown as especially more powerful or more combat capable than his canon counterpart but the films tend to highlight his fighting abilities more than his other attributes, such as his intellect. He was notably able to manhandle and nearly kill Erik, something not even Wolverine lacking adamantium could accomplish.
  • All the Other Reindeer: Havok bullies McCoy even though they're both super-powered. Hank has a visible mutation while Alex doesn't.
  • Badass Bookworm: Hank McCoy earned his PhD (presumably in engineering and a biology-related field) from Harvard at the age of 15, as established in X-Men: First Class. When he's in his blue, furry Beast form, he's blessed with Super Strength, and in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he's capable of defeating Magneto—not even an adamantium-less Wolverine was able to lay a single scratch on the metal-manipulating mutant.
  • Battle Butler: He essentially fulfills this role for Charles in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In addition to looking after his ex-mentor's needs and maintaining the mansion, McCoy also serves as Xavier's bodyguard.
  • Berserk Button: In X-Men: First Class, it's taunting his looks.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • X-Men: First Class: Magneto is on the receiving end of Beast's homicidal fury when he tries to compliment the latter's blue furry form (which Hank misinterprets as an insult), and McCoy strangles Erik in response. Only Xavier is able to talk Beast down. Jekyll and Hyde indeed.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: After Magneto nearly murders Mystique, Beast goes into a fit of Unstoppable Rage and almost succeeds in drowning her attacker.
    • Dark Phoenix: Mystique's accidental killing by Jean Grey causes him to team up with Magneto to try and kill her.
  • Big Brother Instinct: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he behaves this way towards Cyclops. He designs a means to help the young man see without vaporizing everything. During the final battle, the two are constantly by each other's side, which is especially poignant considering Scott's actual older brother and Hank's former teammate Alex had died earlier.
  • Birds of a Feather: In X-Men: First Class, the bond is especially intense between himself and Raven because they possess visible mutations, but they drift apart after the latter begins to accept her real appearance.
  • Blessed with Suck: This is his attitude towards his physical mutation throughout his youth. He goes through great lengths in order to mask what he perceives to be his body's grotesque deformities.
  • Body Horror: His transformation sequence in X-Men: First Class depicted the process as rather painful and horrific, bones, muscles and skin shifting and stretching while fur aggressively sprouted along his body.
  • Brainy Brunet: He's a doctoral-level scientist who graduated from Havard University at the age of 15.
  • The Cameo:
  • The Champion: He puts his entire life on hold for a decade in order to assist and defend the emotionally dysfunctional Charles in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since McCoy is no longer Professor X's student, they both should be on equal footing, yet Beast continues to readily defer to Xavier's authority. This steadfast devotion demonstrates that Hank values Charles' well-being and safety above his own.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Unlike Charles in X-Men: Apocalypse, Hank doesn't believe that human-mutant relations will always be smooth, and he has spent the past decade building a new model of the Blackbird (and presumably equipment, combat uniforms, etc.) so that the X-Men will be ready should things suddenly go south. As Nicholas Hoult puts it:
    "Hank, since the last movie, still believes that the world kind of needs the X-Men, and that even though there's peace between humans and mutants at this point, he senses trouble and has kind of been building this jet war plan and kind of preparing for the worst."
  • Cute Bookworm: He's shy and geeky in X-Men: First Class, and Raven finds him endearing.
  • Distressed Dude: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he is imprisoned by Stryker.
  • Extreme Doormat: In between 1963 and 1973, he has willingly reduced himself to this so that he can keep a constant eye on the self-destructive Charles. Xavier is the sole person McCoy has left who fully accepts him for who he is, so Beast does everything he can to ensure that nothing bad happens to his Only Friend.
  • Genius Bruiser: In X-Men: First Class, he goes from being a Badass Bookworm at the beginning to being a Genius Bruiser towards the end. This is because he injected himself with a substance that utterly transformed his appearance. When he's in his blue, furry Beast form, he's blessed with Super Strength. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he's capable of defeating Magneto—not even an adamantium-less Wolverine was able to lay a single scratch on the metal-manipulating mutant.
  • Gentle Giant: Huge and animal-like, but on the good guys' side.
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: He's very friendly, prefers to avoid conflict, and truly comes out of his shell when in his comfort zones, such as discussing science or assisting with the other students.
  • Good Flaws, Bad Flaws: As a young man, he gets lack of self-confidence as one of his primary faults. He is one of Xavier's closest friends, so his personality can't be changed too drastically.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: He and Charles are each other's Only Friend for a decade, so it's inevitable that they would develop a very close bond. There are moments of non-verbal (and non-telepathic) communication between the two men, like when Xavier gently taps Beast on the chest after he mutters to Logan, "I think I'd like to wake up now." McCoy immediately understands that the gesture means, "You can calm down now, our visitor is not a threat," and he reverts back to his human form.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: He and Charles retain their close friendship from X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it's a lot healthier now because McCoy is no longer Xavier's enabler, and they've ceased to be co-dependent. They also behave more like peers, as Hank is a teacher, and he has grown out of being needy of his former mentor's approval.
  • Hide Your Otherness:
    • X-Men: First Class: Fearful of humanity's negative reaction to mutants, he firmly lives by this philosophy.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: He is very uncomfortable with his blue, furry form, and he creates a serum which temporarily suppresses his mutation so that he can appear human.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: He carries less angst regarding his blue form, but still "keeps him under wraps" because it simply isn't practical for his everyday life, especially the heightened aggression the Beast brings out in him.
  • Hollywood Nerd:
    • X-Men: First Class: He is like an introverted version of Charles; all the brilliance, all the attractiveness, but none of the latter's telepathic gift with people.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: In his human form, he is quite the Pretty Boy after he loses his Nerd Glasses near the end of the movie. This is further accentuated in The Rogue Cut when Raven removes Hank's eyewear in order to see his face more clearly, and she kisses him shortly afterwards.
  • Hot Scientist: In X-Men: First Class, Raven initially harbours a crush on her foster brother, but her affections are quickly transferred to Hank, an engineer and biologist.
  • Hulking Out: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Beast uses a serum that allows him to maintain a balance between his human and mutant appearances. When he's angry or arousednote  enough, his mutation kicks in, and he returns to human form once he's calmed down.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He used to be Endearingly Dorky before his Beast transformation.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he is this to the emotionally fragile Charles; the latter is so desperate to escape from his mental pain that he would most likely have died from alcohol poisoning if McCoy wasn't around to supervise him.
  • Karmic Transformation: In X-Men: First Class, his transformation into Beast is tragic, but he brought it on himself. He makes it a little more karmic by being insensitive to Raven just before using it. She tells him he's perfect just the way he is and doesn't need the "cure," and he responds with:
    Hank: It behooves me to tell you that even if we save the world tomorrow, and mutants are accepted into society, my feet and your natural blue form will never be deemed beautiful.
    (Raven shifts back to her human-looking morph.)
    Hank: You look beautiful now.
    • Bonus points for his mutation being relatively minor, before it becomes much more pronounced after taking the serum.
  • Nerd Glasses: He wears the horn-rimmed variety in the First Class trilogy, which in his case is a visual cue that he's a geeky academic.
  • Old Flame: In The Rogue Cut, he and Mystique definitely still have feelings for each other despite being separated for over a decade. Hank still carry torches for Raven in X-Men: Apocalypse. In Dark Phoenix they talk about the possibility of running away together, and Raven's Famous Last Words are saying "I love you" to Hank.
  • Only Friend: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, after Charles isolates himself from the outside world due to his severe depression, Hank becomes his sole companion.
  • Parental Substitute: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he is a teacher at the school, and he has a paternal relationship with the younger mutants. He begins to form a bond with Scott.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has light stubble throughout X-Men: Days of Future Past which is meant to make him look older than his clean-shaven appearance in First Class.
  • Playing Gertrude: Nicholas Hoult was 25 years old during X-Men: Apocalypse's principal photography, but if we assume that his character was around 20 in 1962, then in 1983 Beast is pushing 40.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Raven jokingly insinuates in X-Men: First Class that Hank's large, ape-like feet might be an indication that he has a massive penis.
  • Pretty Boy:
    • X-Men: First Class: He is quite similar to Xavier (just younger and a lot more insecure), and while this may be a coincidence, it's nevertheless convenient that he shares some facial features with his mentor, like pale skin, blue eyes and thick reddish lips. The one big physical difference between them is that Hank is a lot taller.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: Repeating a theme from First Class is him being a mirror image of Charles with a few key differences. McCoy remains pretty and boyish in a similar way to Xavier, but despite being a decade younger, he is much more cautious and realistic than his ex-mentor, and he makes plans to ensure that the X-Men have everything they need when (and not if) the peace between mutants and humans is shattered.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: In First Class, he is the first test subject for his appearance cure because there is not a big pool of test subjects for this sort of thing.
  • The Reliable One: He assumes responsibility for Charles and the estate after his friend becomes an emotional train wreck in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Satellite Character: Despite receiving a fair amount of screen time in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he doesn't undergo any proper character development, as his existence completely revolves around Charles.
  • The Smart Guy: He's incredibly intelligent and a brilliant scientist who has invented most of the nifty tools and gadgets (X-Jet, Cerebro, etc.) that the X-Men use.
  • Static Character: Although he's ostensibly one of the main characters of the the First Class trilogy, his personality and outlook don't change all that much over a time span of 21 years.
  • Transformation Trinket: He makes a serum that temporarily reverts him from "blue Beast" to "Nicholas Hoult" in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It comes to save him as a Sentinel is about to attack, as the serum not only disguises him but cloaks his X-gene as well.
  • Trekkie: It's hinted in X-Men: Days of Future Past that he is a fan of Star Trek: The Original Series (an episode is playing on one of his TVs), which is fitting considering that he's a Hollywood Nerd. He describes Peter's mutation as "fascinating," which is a reference to Spock. Bryan Singer's favourite fandom is Star Trek, so it's natural that he would want to bestow that quality on the character (who, coincidentally, can be called Dr. McCoy). His Trekkie-ness is more obvious in The Rogue Cut because Beast is enjoying the episode while sipping a beverage.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Charles Xavier. From the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to the rise of the Sentinels in the Bad Future, Hank always remains at Xavier's and the X-Men's side. And he won't hesitate to protect him, either. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, there are plenty of other things that he could do with his time, yet he chooses to take care of Charles during the latter's decade-long Heroic BSoD. Hank may even be a little too loyal because he serves as an enabler by providing a serum which worsens his friend's already bad case of substance abuse.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When he fights Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's decidedly in Beast's favour, to the extent that Beast almost drowns him. Magneto only barely manages to save himself by using a nearby sculpture to restrain Beast.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he performs a Catch and Return with a car that Storm had launched at the X-Men, and he goes on the offensive when the homicidal Psylocke fights him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The fur that covers his body is blue. Before his Karmic Transformation, however, he was just a (somewhat) ordinary brunet—the color probably came from him using Mystique's DNA.

    Alex Summers / Havok 

Alexander "Alex" Summers / Havok
"Get back when I tell you."

Played By: Lucas Till

Voiced By: Claudio Velázquez (Latin-American Spanish), Satoshi Tsuruoka (Japanese)

Film Appearances: X-Men: First Class | X-Men: Days of Future Past | X-Men: Apocalypse

A mutant who has the ability to absorb energy and discharge it as blasts. He is the much older brother of Scott Summers.

  • '80s Hair: Has a mullet in 1983.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His energy blasts are blue in the comics, red in the films.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Downplayed. While he's not one of the original X-Men in the comics, he does make his first appearance a few years after they debuted, and is one of the first new recruits to the team.
  • Age Lift: Given the decision to make him one of the original students and to avoid Comic-Book Time. In the comics, he's Cyclops' younger brother, but his movie counterpart is about 20 years older than Scott.
  • Big Brother Instinct: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he brings Scott to Xavier's school in the hope that his former mentor can help his younger brother cope with his potentially dangerous mutant power.
  • The Big Guy: Despite not being the largest or physically strongest, his powers are much more destructive than those of the other young mutants in X-Men: First Class, and he's far more likely to pick a fight than the more docile Hank.
  • Chest Blaster: In X-Men: First Class, his suit is designed to focus his energy and discharge it from a device in his chest. By X-Men: Days of Future Past, he no longer needs the suit.
  • Cool Shades: Sports '80s-style sunglasses in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Demoted to Extra: He appears in the beginning of X-Men: Days of Future Past to be rescued by Mystique and never shows up afterwards. Still, at least he survived, unlike the rest of the X-Men: First Class cast; everyone who didn't appear in the earlier/canonically later movies were unceremoniously killed off in between films. Of course, he had to survive because in the movie-verse, he's Cyclops' much older brother. He's Backforthe Dead in X Men Apocalyse though.
  • Doomed by Canon: He appears in the prequel trilogy but there is no trace of him in the present day. Granted there was a Cosmic Retcon, but he wasn't seen in the future of the new timeline either at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Fanservice: In X-Men: First Class, he displays his bare, muscular arms during training, plus a section of his chest is exposed when the energy output device is removed from his combat uniform.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's the more responsible one of the Summers brothers, while Scott, being younger, is a rebel.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: His black leather jacket in X-Men: First Class marks him as a bad boy in comparison to the other mutant recruits.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: When he starts to practice controlling his powers, he first ends up shooting everything EXCEPT his intended target. While he really was trying to aim, he couldn't control the sheer force of his powers yet. After some training, he becomes much better at targeting and controlling his blasts.
  • Jerk Jock: A downplayed example in X-Men: First Class as he's not as bad as what this trope is normally associated with, but he's verbally abusive towards the geeky Hank, and Alex even fits the blond stereotype.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He bullies Hank and is generally pretty abrasive. Later, he sticks by his friends when Shaw comes, and does grow to like and respect Hank.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In X-Men: Apocalypse due to his mullet.
  • Magic Feather: The chest blaster device helps him control his energy blasts, but eventually it gets damaged. He eventually gains enough control over it to aim his uncontrolled blasts effectively, clipping Angel's wings with them.
  • No Body Left Behind: Completely immolated by the explosion at the mansion.
  • Only Sane Man: Ironically plays this to Professor X when the latter gets a little too distracted while ogling at Moira.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He's fearful of the damage his powers could do if he isn't kept isolated, and so prefers being in solitary confinement while in prison so he is at less risk of hurting someone by accident.
  • Playing Gertrude: He is roughly two decades older than his brother Scott, but Lucas Till is just 6 years Tye Sheridan's senior.
  • Power Incontinence: In X-Men: First Class, he can emit powerful energy blasts, but he can't control their direction. This problem is solved by a special harness, which he even refers to as his "energy diaper" in a deleted scene.
  • Rape as Backstory: Or attempted rape. A deleted scene mentioned that Alex was involved in a very violent incident with "two inmates in the showers." The implications of why a young, attractive man would need to fight off two men in a prison shower are clear.
  • Sacrificial Lion: He's only one of five characters to appear in every entry of the First Class trilogy, but because he's the least developed, he's killed off in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: In X-Men: First Class during the training scenes, everyone gets matching grey tracksuits. His, inexplicably, doesn't have sleeves.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Angel Salvadore attacks him and Banshee with her highly acidic spit balls, so once he and his teammate land safely on a beach, Havok unleashes his power and burns her wings.
  • Undying Loyalty: Although he was under Professor X's tutelage for no more than a year when he was a teen note , he remains grateful for the help that Charles gave to him two decades later. Havok is the first one to run after the Professor and try to rescue him when his ex-mentor is seized by Magneto.
  • Unishment: Given a passing mention in X-Men: First Class. A prison guard where he was staying at the beginning of the film remarks that he's "the only prisoner I've ever seen who actually prefers solitary." Sure enough, when we first see him, Alex is in solitary. A subversion, since Alex doesn't really enjoy solitary, he's trying to stay away from people so he doesn't actually hurt them with the energy blasts that are his mutant power, and which he has great difficulty in controlling.

    Sean Cassidy / Banshee 

Sean Cassidy / Banshee

Played By: Caleb Landry Jones

Voiced By: Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men: First Class

A mutant capable of ultrasonic screaming, used in various ways including as a means of flight and sonar.

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Downplayed. While he's not one of the original X-Men in the comics, he does make his first appearance a few years after they debuted, and is one of the first new recruits to the team.
  • Adaptational Nationality: He is American in the movie-verse, but in the comics, he was Irish.
  • Age Lift: Inverted; he's a teenager as opposed to an adult when he joins the proto X-Men. His comics' counterpart was in a romantic relationship with Moira MacTaggert (and therefore he was close to her in age), but in the movie-verse, he's at least a dozen years her junior.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Is introduced flirting with a girl, who seems to find him comical more than anything else. He also wolf-whistles at Angel.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He does have some nifty lines.
    Raven: We should come up with secret codenames, we're secret agents now! I'll start, I'm gonna be Mystique.
    Sean: Damn! I wanted to be called Mystique!
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He dies in between X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past at the hands of Bolivar Trask, who captured him and numerous other mutants to dissect, experiment on, and help develop the Sentinel Program.
  • Fiery Redhead: His actor even auditioned because it was a rare ginger superhero. Ironically, Sean's one of the least hot-headed and combative of the students, with those titles going moreso to Alex and Raven.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: In X-Men: First Class. Charles points out all the science to him.
  • Killed Offscreen: He was killed by Trask's company in the time between First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His mutation involves making very powerful sound waves that can break glass (among other things). They're also very effective at locating things underwater, in similar variant of echolocation. In an unusual variation, this includes the power of flight, by bouncing sound waves off the ground back into a wingsuit.
  • Not Quite Flight: Sean's flight deals with using his supersonic screams to help him glide.
    Charles: You need the sound waves to be supersonic. Catch them at the right angle and they should carry you.
    Sean: They should carry me... that's reassuring.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He's the most fun character in X-Men: First Class.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His training involves learning how to use his powers in more efficient ways, including flying, disorienting opponents, and locating Shaw's submarine.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: Given both his death between movies and their respective ages, he's not Siryn's father (who cameoed in X2: X-Men United) as in the comics.

     Armando Muñoz / Darwin 

Armando Muñoz / Darwin
"Well, Darwin's already a nickname and it fits: "adapt to survive" and all..."

Played By: Edi Gathegi

Voiced By: David Bueno (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men: First Class

A mutant with the power of "reactive evolution."

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: His comic book counterpart didn't first appear until the mid-2000s, but here, he's a founding X-Man in The '60s.
  • Age Lift: He's roughly the same age as Havok in both comics and movie, thus his counterpart in the former is younger than Cyclops, Jean, Iceman, and Angel.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the comics, he had bulging eyes, slits for a nose, and reptilian grey skin. In the movie, he looks like a normal human.
  • Adaptive Ability: His ability involves his body making whatever changes necessary to keep him from dying in whatever environment he's in, such as growing gills while underwater.
  • Died Standing Up: He stays standing after being killed by Sebastian Shaw.
  • Fake Defector: He does this to Sebastian Shaw's group of evil mutants as a ploy to give his teammate Havok a clear shot at Shaw's group (his own mutant ability will protect him from Havok's attack, and their friend but genuine traitor Angel, who wouldn't be safe otherwise). It doesn't turn out so good for him when Shaw's group survives unscathed due to Shaw's mutant ability allowing him to absorb Havok's attack.
  • Feed It a Bomb: He gets offed in this way.
  • Heroic Spirit: He stands up to Shaw after seeing him murder an entire building of CIA agents.
  • Killed Off for Real: He doesn't get to come back in Days of Future Past like Cyclops and Jean Grey, because his death in First Class happens before the timeline alteration in Days of Future Past.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Black/Hispanic.
  • Nice Guy: Polite, friendly, and when things get rough he can be seen immediately moving to make himself a human shield for the other kids.
  • No Body Left Behind: He is vaporized immediately by the blast he took, and one of his teammates even said, "We can't even bury him."
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The first member of the proto X-Men to die.
  • The Worf Effect: He's set up as, potentially, the team's most powerful member as nothing seemed to harm (or even hurt) him. However, when Shaw manages to actually kill him, it proves how dangerous he truly is.

     Angel Salvadore 
See the Hellfire Club page.

1980s Additions

     Jean Grey / Phoenix 
See the Jean Grey page.

    Scott Summers / Cyclops 

Scott Summers / Cyclops

Played By: Tye Sheridan, James Marsden

Voiced By: Arturo Castañeda (Latin-American Spanish, young), Óscar Flores (Latin-American Spanish, adult), Ryohei Kimura (Japanese, young), Ryo Kuratomi (Japanese, adult)

Film Appearances: X-Men: Days of Future Pastnote  | X-Men: Apocalypse | Deadpool 2 | Dark Phoenix

"[Alex] felt you were the one that's gonna do something special with your life. That you were gonna make the difference in the world. Maybe even change it."
Jean Grey

Havok's younger brother, a snarky mutant who discharges kinetic energy blasts from his eyes. He has even more trouble controlling his powers than Alex.

For tropes applying to Cyclops in the original timeline erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the X-Men (Original Timeline) page.

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the comics, Scott grew up in an orphanage and on the streets after a plane crash supposedly killed his family and eventually becomes Xavier's first student, only discovering later that both his father and younger brother survived. Here, he lives with his parents, knows his older brother, and doesn't meet Xavier until twenty years after the X-Men are founded.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: In the comics, young Scott is polite, quiet, socially awkward, and generally straightlaced, as well as prone to repressing all his emotions and putting the mission above all else. Here, he's rude and sarcastic to everyone, and while his methods of dealing with grief may be unhealthy, he doesn't repress it and pretend he's fine. However, after the events of the film, he may be veering towards something closer to his traditional characterization.
  • Age Lift: As noted with Havok, in the comics, Scott's the older sibling of the two by a few years. Here, he's the younger one by a couple of decades.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Alex either rolls his eyes or ignores his younger brother Scott whenever the latter complains or is impolite.
  • Birds of a Feather: The main reason he initially bonds with Jean is a mix of feeling apologetic over being rude to her earlier and empathizing with her control issues, much like his own.
  • The Cameo: He's briefly seen giving a lesson while Deadpool is at the X-Mansion in Deadpool 2.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Meets Jean this way in X-Men: Apocalypse, but can't actually see her due to wearing a blindfold at that time.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Probably his defining personality trait throughout the film; he snarks off to just about everyone, from Jerk Jock classmates to his brother to the Professor to Jean when they first meet, although he apologizes to the latter the next day.
  • Eye Beams: When his eyes are uncovered, they shoot red beams uncontrollably.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's the rebel of the Summers brothers, while Alex, being older, is the more responsible one.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: In X-Men: Apocalypse, his teenage self is dressed in a leather jacket which is mostly artichoke green with some blue on the front.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Averted in Apocalypse; Scott doesn't have his visor until the end, so before that, each time he needs to fire, he needs to take his glasses off, causing him to initially miss and have to adjust his aim while he's firing. Essentially, he can hit his target, but will do so after first firing at the ground below the target and giving them a warning to move.
  • The Leader: Scott takes the initiative when he, Jean and Kurt decide that they should try to save Hank, Raven, Peter and Moira from Stryker. Cyclops is the Levelheaded type because he's always thinking about the best strategy to circumvent whatever obstacles they encounter.
  • Manly Tears: Visibly weeps when his brother, Alex, is killed in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Nice Guy: Played with in X-Men: Apocalypse, where he's initially rude and snarky to everyone around him. After his brother Alex dies, he veers towards his classic characterization of a "boy scout."
  • "Not So Different" Remark: In a deleted scene, both Alex and Charles note that Scott's behavior isn't all that different from Alex's when he first arrived at the mansion.
  • Odd Friendship: Much like his brother's friendship with Hank, Scott seems to quickly become friends with Kurt when he shows up; part of his motivation for skipping school is to show Kurt around an American mall for the first time in his life.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The snarky, patriotic, bad boy Manly Man to Kurt's Sensitive Guy.
  • Skipping School: On his second day at Xavier's school, he's "already up for a prison break," and persuades Kurt, Jean and Jubilee to hang out at the mall instead of being "cooped up" in class.
  • Sunglasses at Night: As stated, he has to wear sunglasses everywhere at all times or things tend to get destroyed by his eye beams.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Like no-other in Dark Phoenix. Even to the point of overhelming Magneto straight up.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: One actor has portrayed him during his adult years, but two different thespians have played him as a teen.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he tries to target Storm with his Eye Beam, and she barely manages to get out of the way.
    • In Dark Phoenix he blasts Selene unconscious.

    Ororo Munroe / Storm 

Ororo Munroe / Storm
"You can't save the world, just going around killing people. There's laws, system and place for that kind of thing."

Played By: Alexandra Shipp, Halle Berry

Voiced By: Betzabe Jara (Latin-American Spanish, young), Dulce Guerrero (Latin-American Spanish, adult), Arisa Shida (Japanese, young), Takako Honda (Japanese, adult)

Film Appearances: X-Men: Days of Future Pastnote  | X-Men: Apocalypse | Dark Phoenix

"Sometimes, you want to believe that people are something that they are not. By the time you realise who they are, it's too late."

A young mutant in Cairo who steals things to feed the street orphans she has taken under her wing. Apocalypse recruits her as one of his Horsemen by exploiting her desire to right injustice in the world.

For tropes applying to Storm in the original timeline erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the X-Men (Original Timeline) page.

  • Action Girl: One of the most powerful X-Men.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In a way. Traditionally, Storm was worshipped by her tribe for her weather powers and being born with white hair—the movie-verse shows that it used to be black. The mohawk's still there, though.
  • Adaptational Nationality: She was Kenyan in the comics (and also American and lived in Cairo until she was about twelve; Ororo's traveled a lot). In the film, she's most likely Egyptian.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Not quite of the Adaptational Villainy variety, but she is certainly more morally ambiguous than her comic-book counterpart, seeing as how she was perfectly willing to help Apocalypse wipe out the human race—although this seems to be more a mixture of fear and awe towards him than any explicit agreement with his intentions. Needless to say, when she sees him for the dictator and Broken Pedestal he really is, she turns on him rather quickly. Also, while both versions of Ororo started out as a thief, Storm was originally one of the few mutants not considered to be an outcast for her powers, and was actually worshipped like a benevolent goddess for helping bring prosperity to her people.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the original timeline and the comics, she was capable of controlling entire weather systems, bringing down tornadoes and worse at will. Here, she uses bursts of wind as a distraction, and even after being empowered by Apocalypse, she only uses a few lightning bolts instead of an entire storm. It might be justified since she is far younger and thus less experienced when she appears in Apocalypse.
  • Beam-O-War: In X-Men: Apocalypse, she and Scott get into one during their battle scene.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The most probable reason she went along with Apocalypse, seeing as how he saved her from having her hand chopped off and all.
  • Blow You Away: Control of the weather includes powerful winds.
  • But Not Too Black: Both of her actresses are half-Caucasian, making Ororo a bit lighter-skinned than her comics counterpart.
  • Combat Stilettos: She wears wedge heels with her Horseman and X-Man attire.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was a thief before joining the X-Men.
  • Dark Action Girl: In X-Men: Apocalypse, she wields enough power to attack Jean, Cyclops and Beast simultaneously and overpower Scott in their Beam-O-War.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: More like dark skinned girl with Mystical White Hair.
  • Delinquent Hair: She sported a mohawk as a teen during the '80s.
  • Delinquents: In X-Men: Apocalypse, she steals from market vendors in order to survive the streets of Cairo.
  • Electric Black Guy: Lightning is just another aspect of weather after all.
  • Evil Costume Switch: In X-Men: Apocalypse, Ororo is given black armour with silver highlights by Apocalypse, and her new code name is Storm.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Going by her appearance in Deadpool 2, she's grown out her mohawk into a shaggy mop top, representative of her growing out of her rebellious ways.
  • Good Costume Switch: In X-Men: Apocalypse, she dons the X-suit after her Heel–Face Turn.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She undergoes this in X-Men: Apocalypse. She joins Apocalypse as one of his Horsemen, but once Apocalypse starts choking the life out of Mystique (Storm's hero), she switches sides and becomes an X-Man.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Like many mutants, she considers Mystique to be a great fighter, a hero, and aspires to be like her.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: When using her powers.
  • Mundane Utility: She makes ice cubes for Scott's drink at the party in Dark Phoenix.
  • Mystical White Hair: A side-effect of her power boost gained from Apocalypse.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Regularly referred to as Storm, not Ororo or Munroe.
  • Parental Abandonment: Alexandra Shipp confirms that Ororo's parents died when a plane crashed into their home when she was five years old.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Apocalypse's empowering of her causes her black hair to turn white.
  • Power Floats: Can fly through wind manipulation.
  • Shock and Awe: Storm as in lightning storm.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Unlike her male teammates, Storm's Horsemen apparel exposes her arms.
  • Team Mom: She's the matriarch of her small band of street urchins in X-Men: Apocalypse. She steals to feed them, and they obey her when she shoos them off so that she can have a private conversation with Apocalypse.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Unlike the comics, this version started off as a member of the Horsemen.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: She is portrayed by two different actresses: one as an adult and the other as a teen.
  • Troubled, but Cute: During her youth in Cairo, she was a skilled thief before Apocalypse takes her under his wing.

    Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver 

Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
"I mean, I still live in my mom's basement, but pfft. Everything else is, uh... well, it's pretty much the same. I'm a total loser."

Played by: Evan Peters

Voiced By: Luis Leonardo Suárez (Latin-American Spanish), Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese)

Film Appearances: X-Men: Days of Future Past | X-Men: Apocalypse | Deadpool 2 | Dark Phoenix

For the "Pietro Maximoff" version of the character featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, see here.

"[Magneto] left my mom before I was born. I met him ten years back, but I didn't know it was him. By the time I figured it out, it was too late. Then I saw him on TV again, and I came to the house looking for him, but by the time I got there... Late again. You know, for a guy who moves as fast as me, I always seem to be too late."

A mischievous speedster who is a member of the X-Men in the Alternate Timeline. He is the son of Magneto.

  • '70s Hair: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, his glam mop upset many fans in promotional materials, but it fits in with the era perfectly. Note the length and the silver sideburns.
  • '80s Hair: He rocks a mullet in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His real name is changed from "Pietro Maximoff" to the more Americanized "Peter Maximoff". Presumably, this is due to the fact that the film version of Quicksilver was raised in the U.S., while his comic counterpart grew up in Eastern Europe. A supplementary website, 25 Moments, still refers to him as Pietro and so does the Italian dub.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's one of the fastest Mutants in the Marvel comics universe, but he has limitations on just how fast and is generally well under the speed of sound; in inter-company crossovers, he's usually outpaced by The Flash, who can go the speed of sound. Here, Quicksilver is much faster, closer to The Flash's level, and he has all the secondary powers you'd expect from someone with superspeed — he can break glass by vibrating it with his hands, he can redirect bullets in mid-flight, has functional super strength thanks to the momentum of his punches, and he can move faster than the eye can see, to the point Hank initially thought he was teleporting. In Apocalypse, he rescues all of Xavier's students from the exploding X Mansion in what is, at best, a couple of seconds, and he's able to momentarily beat up Apocalypse before he catches onto what's happening.
  • Adaptational Nationality: The Eastern European Pietro Maximoff has been Americanized into Peter Maximoff.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: In the comics, he is often an outright jerk (often intentionally), but in this film, he's more of a merry mischief-maker. Also, he could have easily fled on his own once the breakout goes bust, but instead, he goes out of his way to save Logan, Charles and Erik, even though he had already freed the latter from prison by technicality. Quicksilver is also clearly not impressed (if amused) by the idea that he helped free the person suspected of killing JFK once he finds out, and is shown to be stunned and horrified by Magneto's "demonstration" in the climax.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: Comic book Quicksilver was never a member of the X-Men (only of The Avengers), but his movie counterpart is. He also expresses his veneration for Mystique's courage in defeating Magneto—his own father—and preventing the latter from assassinating President Nixon.note 
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In the comics, he may be a world-class asshole and suffer from Heel–Face Revolving Door, but he is well-meaning at the core and can be counted on to do the right thing. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he's just a bored teenager with a kleptomaniac streak who doesn't really care about being a productive member of society and who has to have the breakout sold to him as an opportunity to raise hell, as it's clear that he probably wouldn't have done it of his own volition otherwise. By the time of Apocalypse however, his heroism has become selfless (certainly inspired by his quest to find his father) and he joins the X-Men for good.
  • Age Lift: Is closer in age to Cyclops and Jean in the comics, but he's a decade older than them in the movie-verse.
  • Allergic to Routine: Because he experiences time much more slowly than everyone else, he gets bored very easily, so he treats life like it's one big game. He gets his thrills by stealing whatever catches his fancy, and Xavier observes that Peter is a kleptomaniac.
  • Ambiguous Situation: His fate by 2023, in both the original and new timelines, is unknown.
  • Ascended Extra: He has a small, but memorable role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In X-Men: Apocalypse, he is a member of the main cast and takes part in the film's climax.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: On two occassions, Peter uses his Super Speed to save people accompanied by pop music ("Time in a Bottle" in the first, "Sweet Dreams" in the second).
  • Basement-Dweller: He is around 27 years old in 1983, and he still lives in the basement of his mother's house.
  • Beneath the Mask: His jovial facade hides some deep-seated daddy issues regarding his estranged father, Magneto.
    Quicksilver: He left my mom before I was born. I met him ten years back, but I didn't know it was him. By the time I figured it out, it was too late. Then I saw him on TV again, and I came to the house looking for him, but by the time I got there... (sighs) Late again. You know, for a guy who moves as fast as me, I always seem to be too late.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Is seen playing with his little sister in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He's even willing to sit down and watch television with her, which is heartwarming considering how hyperactive the guy is.
  • Big Eater: During the scene where he is evacuating everyone from the mansion, he rescues a dog eating pizza out of a box on the floor. Notice that the dog has a slice in its mouth, and the pizza box is almost full. There's a blur, the pizza box is suddenly empty, and he rushes the dog outside. He ate the rest of the pizza before saving the dog. And also chugs the rest of a girl's drink after pulling her out of the mansion. Well, he probably did need to replenish calories from all the running he was doing.
    • This trait also shows up more subtly in the previous film: the stolen goods in his basement/bedroom include a lot of boxes of snack foods; he's seen polishing off a popsicle while talking to Charles, Hank, and Logan; he tastes some of the food during the iconic kitchen scene; and right after he breaks the glass in Erik's prison cell (while the camera is focused on Erik hauling himself out), Peter appears to be chewing on something in the background, presumably the food he'd just brought in for Erik as part of his disguise.
  • Break the Cutie: Literally in X-Men: Apocalypse. He's a Manchild living in his mother's basement who simply wanted to meet his estranged father. When he seeks the Professor's help in locating Magneto, Peter is abducted, imprisoned and interrogated by Stryker. He joins the X-Men when they head to Cairo, but the reunion Maximoff had longed for with Erik doesn't come to fruition because he learns that the older mutant has another family and is mourning their deaths. Quicksilver fears that Magneto may not embrace him as a son because Lehnsherr doesn't love his mother, so Peter assists Mystique in attempting to take down Apocalypse. The god-like mutant then breaks Maximoff's leg, which leaves the latter thoroughly vulnerable, and it seems that Quicksilver will meet his death at the tip of Psylocke's katana.
  • Breakout Character: He quickly became a fan-favorite after his introduction in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and was heavily featured in advertisement promoting X-Men: Apocalypse, including the V energy drink ad and the one for Skyfibre.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Quicksilver is an incredibly powerful mutant, but the result of his powerset is that the rest of the world seems so slow to him. The result is that he's rather bored and uninterested in a lot of things, and only gets involved in things he has a personal interest in, which may be as simple an interest as his own momentary amusement.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Well, not his arm. He utilizes his super speed to punch and kick Apocalypse a few times. The latter catches on and traps Peter's left foot into the ground, twists his arm, and then brutally breaks his right leg. As a result, in the final scene, said leg is in a cast.
  • Bullet Time: His signature scenes have the entire world slowing down when he runs.
  • The Cameo: He's briefly seen with his fellow X-Men while Deadpool is at the X-Mansion in Deadpool 2.
  • Character Development: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he's a petty thief who only goes along to rescue Magneto for the thrill of breaking into the Pentagon. By X-Men: Apocalypse, he has matured greatly and single-handedly saves everyone at the X-Mansion when it explodes because he can.
  • The Charmer: In X-Men: Apocalypse, during the jet ride to Cairo, Quicksilver (who is a stranger to all of the X-Men present except for Beastnote ) freely admits that he's a "total loser," but instead of sounding pathetic, his allies are amused and charmed by his self-deprecation. While it's not strictly part of canon, this commercial depicts Peter as a romantic suitor when he tries to woo a young woman with his super-speed. Since this ad was approved by the producers, we can infer that it's part of his personality to court a lady with roses and candlelight.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he blows a couple of kisses at Moira and holds her in a traditional dance pose before rescuing her from an explosion. In this commercial, Quicksilver sniffs the hair of the girl he's (very much) interested in, and he performs elaborate gestures just so that she can better enjoy the romantic movie she's watching.
  • Civvie Spandex: He does not wear a costume in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but instead has a "cool jacket" and a pair of goggles.
  • Color-Coded Characters: His civilian attire is usually accompanied by something silver, whether it's a jacket, pants, sneakers and/or sunglasses.
  • Composite Character: He looks and acts like his comic-counterpart's nephew, Speed, and even wears a similar pair of goggles.
  • Cool Loser: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he has a moment of self-deprecation when he calls himself a "total loser," and the rest of the X-Men chuckle with him (and not at him). They barely know Peter, but they are already beginning to like him.
  • Cool Shades: Used to overcome anything that can impair his sight while in super speed. He owns a pair of '80s-style silver sunglasses in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost every line out of his mouth is a wisecrack.
  • Delinquents: As a teen, he was a juvenile delinquent whose favourite hobby was shoplifting.
  • Deus Exit Machina: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he EASILY takes out the guards in Magneto's prison, and is faster than anybody, even two powerful mutants—and one with enhanced senses—can react. Combining him with Xavier in locating either Trask or Mystique would've wrapped the plot up in far shorter time and at least half the damage. So naturally, he's out of the story once the break-out scene is over, save for a cameo near the end. Justified in that he only worked with the mutants because of the opportunity to pull off the heist of a lifetime.
    • In Dark Phoenix, he is incapacitated very quickly during the X-Men's first fight with the Phoenix-powered Jean, and has to sit out the rest of the movie.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He's the first person to ever lay a beat down on Apocalypse, although it doesn't last and ends up becoming a case of Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu (or leg, in this case).
  • Disappeared Dad: He tells Mystique in X-Men: Apocalypse that Magneto left his mother before he was born, and Ms. Maximoff remains bitter at Erik for how he had treated her. She even tries to dissuade her son from attempting to contact his father.
  • Distressed Dude: In X-Men: Apocalypse, Stryker captures him, Raven, Hank, and Moira so he could question them about the disturbances caused by Apocalypse. They get freed by Scott, Jean, and Kurt. And later in the same film, Apocalypse seriously injures him and offers him up to Psylocke to kill. The only reason he survives that is because "Psylocke" is actually Mystique in disguise, and even then, they both end up needing to be rescued.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: He dons the uniform (which conveniently fits him perfectly) of a Pentagon guard that he has Bound and Gagged so that he can reach Magneto's prison cell.
  • Family of Choice: Ironically, he chooses to be mentored by Charles instead of beginning a relationship with his estranged father Erik in X-Men: Apocalypse. Although Peter doesn't know either man well at this point, his decision strongly suggests that he feels a greater affinity towards Xavier (see the Foil entry), who did briefly display his paternal side towards Maximoff before they had parted ways in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Flash Step: A natural application of his mutant ability is to cross a room in a heartbeat.
  • Foil: To Professor X in X-Men: Apocalypse. They are Glass Cannon mutants with a Story-Breaker Power in addition to being light-hearted, charismatic Pretty Boys and Chivalrous Perverts, and they even share an attraction towards Moira.note  Quicksilver is a Cool Loser and the Professor is a Cool Teacher. They have both undergone a Manchild phase and have parental issues—Peter grew up fatherless, and Charles had experienced emotional neglect from his mother. Maximoff and Xavier are Erik's biological son and brother figure, respectively (and Magneto had abandoned both of them), yet ironically, Quicksilver is more comfortable staying with the Professor (who will become his mentor and Parental Substitute) than revealing to Lehnsherr that they're related. Xavier also shows an almost fatherly concern for Peter's safety during the battle against Apocalypse because Charles anxiously utters the young mutant's name when he's able to sense through his telepathy that Maximoff has been seriously injured. They are the only two mutants who manage to land a few direct punches on Apocalypse—Quicksilver does this in the physical world, and Xavier does this on the astral plane, although Apocalypse gets the upper hand on both of them, and they are both examples of Break the Cutie.
  • Fragile Speedster: He's specifically the Glass Cannon variety. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he only has to tap the Pentagon guards lightly with his fingers in Bullet Time to cause them to knock themselves unconscious. In X-Men: Apocalypse, he uses his Super Speed against En Sabah Nur, and the latter is flying through the air when Quicksilver is punching him. However, Maximoff's great advantage is nullified after Apocalypse traps his foot into the ground and breaks his leg. In the vicious hands of the god-like mutant, Peter is as fragile as a toy.
  • Funny Background Event: Occurs in X-Men: Apocalypse where he rescues two kids running down the hallway away from the explosion (right before he kicks the table through the window); immediately after he kicks down the door, he throws a few completely unnecessary punches and assumes a fighting stance.
  • The Gadfly: While hosting guests or defeating enemies, he loves to annoy them during his bursts of super speed.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He mods a Pong arcade cabinet to run significantly faster than normal.
  • Gene Hunting: He seeks out his estranged father Magneto in X-Men: Apocalypse, but Peter chooses not to disclose to Erik that they're related.
  • Genki Guy: Because of his accelerated perception of time, Quicksilver seems to get bored easily. Xavier calls him a pain in the ass because he refuses to stay still, running circles around his guests and generally amusing himself at their expense.
  • The Ghost: He and Logan are already acquainted by 2023 but he is never shown outside of the past timeline.note 
  • Glass Cannon: So fast that time effectively stands still for him when he's moving, and hits with the kind of force that you'd expect from something moving at those high speeds. This is part of why he tends to be left out of fight scenes in these movies. In Apocalypse, he does better than anyone else in a straight up fight with the titular Big Bad, landing significant physical blows on him... until En Sabah Nur traps one of his legs in the ground and breaks the other one, instantly taking him out of the battle.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather:
  • Hiding Your Heritage: Implied Trope; Simon Kinberg claimed in an interview that Peter himself chose to use the americanized version of his name. Given that he grew up in the 60's, it's not hard to see why.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: He debuted in the seventh entry of the film series but is nonetheless one of its popular and recognizable character.
  • Impossible Thief: His super speed allows him to pull off impossible thefts.
  • It Amused Me: He helps the team in X-Men: Days of Future Past just because he'll get to break into the most secure prison on Earth.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: He frequently shoplifts behind his mother's back along with a lot of other hijinks, such as breaking into the Pentagon to spring Erik.
  • Large Ham: It's Played for Laughs in X-Men: Apocalypse when he's exasperated from being interrogated by Stryker on a subject he knows absolutely nothing about: "WE DON'T KNOW, BRO!!"
  • Likes Older Women: Downplayed in X-Men: Apocalypse since nothing happens between them, but he does consider Moira to be a beautiful woman, and she's approximately 23 years his senior.
  • Logical Weakness: How do you stop an extremely fast person like Quicksilver? Trap his foot and/or break his leg. Apocalypse figured that out.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Played with in X-Men: Days of Future Past ("You control metal? My mom once knew a guy who could do that."). Then subverted in X-Men: Apocalypse. His entire motivation is to meet Magneto and tell the older mutant that he's his son. After seeing that Magneto is still grieving for his family, he decides to postpone The Reveal for a while.
  • Manchild: At the age of 27, he still isn't an independent adult in X-Men: Apocalypse because he continues to reside in his mother's basement, although his living space is a lot less cluttered than it was in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which implies that his kleptomania has toned down in the past decade. He cracks a joke about his mother wanting him to get out of the house, and Peter acknowledges his Basement-Dweller status on the jet ride to Cairo. In general, he fits in much better with the adolescent X-Men than with the older characters.
  • Motor Mouth: Talks almost as fast as he does everything else. And good luck shutting him up.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his super speed to play ping pong with himself.
  • Mystical White Hair: This super-fast mutant has silver hair.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Inflicts one on Apocalypse during the climax by running past him, punching him, doing a Flash Step to wherever Apocalypse is going to land and punching him again. Apocalypse gets past this by trapping his foot and breaking his leg.
  • No Respect Guy: He's saved the lives of more than 50 people over the course of the movies he's been in, and the only one who ever thanked him for it was Logan, of all people.
  • Pet the Dog: When he evacuates the students and staff of the academy in X-Men: Apocalypse, he manages to save a few goldfish and a French bulldog from the explosion (well, after he grabs the remaining pizza the dog was munching on).
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He is a source of comedy in X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse, where his Super Speed antics bewilder the other, more serious characters.
  • Power Perversion Potential: In X-Men: Apocalypse, his flirtation with Moira in Bullet Time is so brief that she doesn't even know it happened! Quicksilver also employs his Super Speed in this commercial and attempts to impress a young woman so that he can earn a date with her.
  • Pretty Boy:
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: He's baby-faced with reddish lips and cute in an impish way. It's a visual cue to the audience that he's an immature prankster who doesn't take life seriously.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: He's affirmed to be Magneto's son, so Peter's softer, delicate features juxtapose his father's Villainous Cheekbones. Quicksilver fights for the heroic team, and Magneto sides with the Big Bad. Maximoff's puckish looks also mark him as a Manchild and a Basement-Dweller. During his confrontation with Apocalypse, Quicksilver moves gracefully as a Fragile Speedster, and once Apocalypse takes away his Super Speed advantage, Peter is wholly defenseless. Because Maximoff's face exudes an aura of innocence, it evokes the imagery of a "lamb to the slaughter" when Apocalypse offers his bare neck to Psylocke for execution.
  • Reformed Criminal: Peter is introduced as a juvenile thief, but being acquainted to the X-Men changes him for the better.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Blatantly uses his super speed when he first meets Wolverine, Professor X and Beast because he knows no one would believe what they said about him. It's implied this is how he gets away with everything he does.
  • Required Secondary Powers:
    • He has no problems moving at super-speeds himself (in fact, he's most comfortable that way as everything around him moves too slowly). However, when he runs Magneto past a hallway full of guards during their escape from the Pentagon, he specifically supports Erik's head and neck to protect him from whiplash during the sudden acceleration. After they reach their destination, Erik is visibly nauseous, and the guards were knocked head-over-heels just by the force of him running past him. Though by Apocalypse, he can safely transport people without bracing them.
    • His reflexes are similarly fast because otherwise he'd run into things.
    • He wears goggles because otherwise he wouldn't be able to see during super speed, and any stray speck of dust or debris could hurt his eyes hitting at those speeds.
  • Sticky Fingers: His basement is full of stolen goods such as several TVs, a Pong arcade machine and an entire shelf of junk food. When Wolverine and co show up at his mom's door, she assumes they're cops and offers to cut a check for whatever he stole.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: He is Put on a Bus after the Pentagon raid because, as that raid shows, he is downright unstoppable. While moving at Super Speed, simply tapping a person is the practical equivalent of getting hit by a heavyweight boxer, and he can take out an entire room of armed guards so quickly that their bullets weren't even able to reach the people they had shot at when he started.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: He wastes no time in using this story-breaker of a power again to rescue and entire building full of people. For most of the final battle he's off trying to talk down Magneto, and when he does finally join in it's against Apocalypse himself, who also possesses Story-Breaker Power and manages to subdue Quicksilver, although Quicksilver still gives him an impressive beating before he's stopped.
  • Super Speed: To the point where attempts to calculate his speed result in "way north of Mach 100" as a low end.
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: He has one scene where he does a Time Stop while Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" plays. In the time it takes bullets to cross 1/3 of a room, he has time to position all the guards to knock themselves out, steal one guy's hat, give another a wedgie, do a lap around the room, and taste a nearby food dish before redirecting the bullets.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: He saves all of Xavier's students and teachers, plus a goldfish and a bulldog, and eats nearly an entire pizza before the school explodes. Said explosion had just started when he arrived outside the building. That's dozens of people saved in a fraction of a second. He's that fast. But apparently not fast enough to save Havok, who was at ground zero when the school blew up.
  • Sweet Tooth:
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past: He is seen eating an orange Popsicle, and the basement of his house is stacked with boxes of snack cakes, presumably so he can quickly replenish the vast amounts of calories he burns through. During the Pentagon raid, he takes a moment to taste a sauce that was flung airborne by Magneto.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse: He's eating a Twinkie when he arrives at the X-Mansion, and during his rescue of Xavier's students, he takes a sip from a floating (from his Bullet Time perspective) soft drink before leaving the can in mid-air again. He also chews bubblegum.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: While he was a member of sister team X-Factor, Quicksilver in the comics was never an X-Man proper and in fact, the majority of the character's time as a superhero in the comics was a member of the The Avengers.

    Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler 

Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
"I am blue! Sorry..."

Played By: Kodi Smit-Mcphee

Voiced By: Bruno Coronel (Latin-American Spanish), Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese)

Film Appearances: X-Men: Apocalypse | Dark Phoenix

"It's my first time in America. I'm very excited to see your culture."

A teleporting, Catholic mutant who looks like a blue-skinned devil. After fleeing from East Berlin, he becomes a student at Xavier's school and a member of the X-Men in the Alternate Timeline.

For tropes applying to Nightcrawler in the original timeline erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the X-Men (Original Timeline) page.

  • '80s Hair: In 1983, his bangs come straight from A Flock of Seagulls.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Blue.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes for burning Angel's right wing in the East Berlin fight club in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Badass Adorable: His adolescent self in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He doesn't want to fight at the East Berlin cage match, but when he's forced to, he wipes the floor with Angel (who is a Blood Knight and a multiple victor). Kurt then apologizes profusely.
    • In Dark Phoenix he goes positivly beserk when a guard on the train is killed by the alien villians.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a 13-year-long absence from the silver screen, we finally see him again in X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • Character Development: Kodi Smit-McPhee elaborates on his character's journey in X-Men: Apocalypse.
    "Nightcrawler, he's kind of scared of his own shadow at this point, so he's probably pretty terrified. Through everything he does in this movie it's kind of, as we say, the stepping-stones of becoming the brave hero he is."
  • Circus Brat: In the Alternate Timeline, he leaves the circus when he's still a teenager.
  • Covered in Scars: He is covered, from his pointy ears to all four of his toes, in rather artistic-looking raised scars. While they were self-inflected in the original timeline that was erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, it is unclear whether or not the scars are so in this timeline. The (even more depressing) alternative is that someone else gave him the scars, and at at quite a young age at that, because they don't seem to be fresh.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: As the description states, he looks like a dark blue demon, but is strongly religious and helps the good guys.
  • Distressed Dude: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he's rescued by Raven when he's at the East Berlin cage match.
  • Fight Clubbing: He's forced to participate in this in X-Men: Apocalypse after being abducted by the organizers of the East Berlin venue.
  • Funny Foreigner: His culture shock is played for laughs in X-Men: Apocalypse. Even moreso in the deleted scenes.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: His Thriller jacket is made out of red leather.
  • Hero-Worshipper: In X-Men: Apocalypse, he sees Mystique as a figure of legend (like many other mutants), and is understandably surprised and pleased when she comes to rescue him.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Not that he was exactly bad looking as an adult, but he was an elfin cutie pie during his adolescence.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even faster as he teleports.
  • The Magnificent: The Incredible Nightcrawler. He hasn't particularly let it go to his head, possibly because he gained the title as a circus acrobat, but he'll still drop it in occasionally.
  • Moment Killer: In true Endearingly Dorky fashion, he breaks up Mystique's and Beast's reunion as they both talk about how they're not blue anymore. He also interrupts an emotionally intimate moment between Charles and Moira.
  • Nice Guy: He's a kind-hearted person who's always polite to others.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: He provides some of the more amusing moments in X-Men: Apocalypse due to the fact that he's a dorky weirdo with No Social Skills.
  • Prehensile Tail: Reptile-like tail, though it's rarely used for grabbing someone (unlike, say, Azazel).
  • Pretty Boy: Although he falls more on the "cute" side in X-Men: Apocalypse, he is extremely attractive with his elfin features (particularly larger, more prominent ears) which are further enhanced by his adolescent development. They reflect his personality, and even with the scars on his face, the impression Nightcrawler leaves on viewers is that he's a lovely blue elf rather than a freaky blue demon.
  • Purple Is Powerful: The wormhole produced by his teleportation ability is a luminous purple.
  • Raised Catholic: Is a devout Catholic who questions if his demonic appearance is a curse from God for some misdeeds that he must atone for, to the point of tattooing crosses and such.
  • Religious Bruiser: Downplayed in X-Men: Apocalypse, as he is less overtly religious, but is shown praying for Alex's soul when he, Scott and Jean have stowed away on Stryker's helicopter.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Inverted. In the comics, Mystique is his mother. No such a connection has yet to be made in the films. Given Mystique's lack of reaction to seeing Nightcrawler there may not be one at all.
  • Self-Harm: Implicitly where all those scars came from.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Badass Adorable Sensitive Guy to Scott's Manly Man.
  • Technicolor Eyes: His irises are yellow and rimmed with red.
  • Teleport Spam: His duel with Archangel is an impressive display of his teleportmanship.

    Jubilation Lee / Jubilee 

Jubilation Lee / Jubilee

Played By: Lana Condor

Voiced By: Monserrat Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men: Apocalypse

A student at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters who can generate colorful energy bursts.

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Downplayed. Jubilee's comic book counterpart technically first appeared 1989, but she didn't join the X-Men until The '90s, and is more associated as being from that decade than The '80s.
  • Advertised Extra: She gets the same amount of promotion as the other new mutants at Xavier Institute in X-Men: Apocalypse, but has the least role among them; in particular, she gets left behind by Stryker in the destroyed Xavier Mansion and thus doesn't participate in the fight against Apocalypse (while Jean, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler do). And no, she doesn't have time to show off her powers, either. This is, however, still larger than her roles in any of the original timeline's films, where all she had were cameos.
    • Pun may not be intended, but she's the main spokeperson in this parodied cheesy advertisement of Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters.
    • She does get a chance to show off her powers in a deleted scene, where she manipulates an arcade machine to allow Scott and Jean to play the arcade game again.
  • The Fashionista: She is this, according to this magazine scan.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In X-Men: Apocalypse, she sports these instead of the Boyish Short Hair she usually has in the comics and is significantly more girly here.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Lana Condor views Jubilee as this.
    "She's a really, really, really fun girl. [...] She's very much a student. Like, she knows her subjects and knows her stuff. So for example, if Professor X were to lecture us, I'd be the first one to be like, 'Yo, me, pick me, because I know.' She gets along with everyone."
  • Meaningful Name: It's no accident that Jubilee's given name is Jubilation because she carries a sunny disposition.

1990s Additions

    Allison Blaire / Dazzler 

Allison Blaire / Dazzler

Played By: Halston Sage

Film Appearances: Dark Phoenix

A mutant singer with light-generation powers

  • The Cameo: She has a cameo during the party scene, performing for the rest of the Xavier Institute students.

Modern Additions

    Ellie Phimister / Negasonic Teenage Warhead 

Ellie Phimister / Negasonic Teenage Warhead
"There's the stupid."

Played By: Brianna Hildebrand

Voiced By: Karen Vallejo (Latin-American Spanish), Yu Shimamura (Japanese), Marie Tirmont (French)

Film Appearances: Deadpool | Deadpool 2

A student at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters who is under the tutelage of X-Men veteran Colossus.

  • Action Girl: She winds up being the one to deliver the defeating blow to Angel Dust.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: She is prettier in the movie-verse than in the comics; the latter is slightly creepy-looking. Even more so in the sequel where she has longer (but still short), more styled hair, with fewer piercings, and is generally more glamorous looking.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, her bombastic codename and her comparatively lame powers basically made her a joke of a character. In the Deadpool movie, she is capable of generating controlled, small-scale thermal explosions of great power, from strong enough to blast away a truck a couple dozen yards with great force, to powerful enough to knock over the remains of what is definitely not a helicarrier in a scrapyard.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: While Negasonic's sexuality hasn't been brought up in the comics, the presence of posters of hunky boys (and Tony Stark) on one of her bedroom walls indicates that she might be straight. Her relationship with Yukio in the Deadpool 2 implies that she is gay, or at the very least, bisexual.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, she's psychic. Here, her powers involve creating explosions.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Even listed in the opening credits as "A Moody Teen."
  • Awesome McCoolname: Deadpool thinks "Negasonic Teenage Warhead" is the coolest superhero name ever. He casually asks if she'll trade names with him while he brutalizes Francis on the freeway. In fact, she was chosen to appear for this very reason, despite the obscurity and huge departure from the comics character.
  • Badass Longcoat: Her comment over the X-Men wearing "matching unitards" may have something to do with her covering it with a cooler looking longcoat.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She sports a mid-length cut as a visual cue to the audience that her character is not a girly girl (and because it might be the only way she can have hair at all without it constantly catching fire). Lampshaded by Deadpool, who makes a Sinéad O'Connor joke about it. Her hair is long and no longer a buzz cut in the sequel, but still short.
  • Butch Lesbian: She is revealed in Deadpool 2 to have a girlfriend who is much girlier than her to boot, which makes her this trope both here and retroactively in the first movie.
  • Clothing Damage: Using her powers actually burns up her clothes. Fortunately, she usually wears her X-Men uniform underneath, which is resistant to her powers.
  • Civvie Spandex: A leather jacket and a scarf over her actual uniform.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Black must be her favourite because that's the only colour she wears when she's not in her X-Men uniform.
  • Comically Missing the Point: In Deadpool 2, she takes offense at Wade expressing indignity at the fact that she has a girlfriend. Wade is quick to point out that it's not out of homophobia, but rather that he's surprised that someone as annoying as her would land a girlfriend.
  • Composite Character: Instead of having telepathy like she does in the comics, she has propulsive energy powers like those of Cannonball, the character who held her role in previous drafts of the script. Plus some concussive uses; she crawls under a piece of scrap metal, yells at Deadpool to climb on top of it, then explodes while standing still, blasting it about a hundred feet into the air to fling Deadpool onto the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She may wear all black, but she's a hero nonetheless.
  • Deadpan Snarker: An interesting example as a lot of her snark is expressive instead of verbal, but she is capable of snarking verbally when she wants.
  • Demoted to Extra: She has much less presence in Deadpool 2.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She is fond of goth-style make-up, which creates a greater contrast between her fair skin and dark brown hair.
  • Emo Teen: As Deadpool frequently claims. If anything, she seems closer to Goth.
    Warhead: [to Colossus] Can we go?
    Deadpool: [mocking] Look! I'm a teenage girl! I'd rather be anywhere than here! I'm all about long, sullen silences, followed by mean comments, followed by more silences. So what's it gonna be? Long, sullen silence or mean comment?
    Warhead: [beat] You've got me in a box here.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: She raises an eyebrow after seeing Deadpool's failed attempts to hurt Colossus.
  • Graceful Loser: When Deadpool accuses her of only being able to communicate in sullen silences or mean comments, she pauses for a moment and casually admits, "You've got me in a box here."
  • Having a Blast: Her powers make her a human bomb. She doesn't fly so much as explodes herself upwards or forwards. She can also generate a stationary blast; she does one in front a pile of metal scrap and it's sent flying into a pair of mercenaries, crushing them to death.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: She is usually seen in a black leather jacket or long coat. This burns off when she uses her powers for the first time onscreen, revealing a more traditional X-Men uniform underneath.
  • Hidden Depths: She's more fond of Deadpool than she lets on, to the point that they are Vitriolic Best Friends.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: Sullen and grumpy she may be, but never doubt that she's a genuine hero.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: At the end of Deadpool 2 when she realizes the implications of she and Yukio handing over a working Time Travel device to Deadpool.
    Negasonic: What have we done?
  • My Suit Is Also Super: Unlike the civilian clothes she wears over it, her X-Men uniform is immune to her fiery powers.
  • Not So Above It All: She can't resist laughing at Deadpool injuring himself while he's trying to hit Colossus, and when Colossus gets fed up with it and swats Deadpool aside into a car.
  • Not So Stoic: In Deadpool 2, she takes Wade's jabs at her new haircut somewhat personally, and flinches when she hears them from him.
  • Only Sane Man: Way more level-headed than Deadpool (admittedly not a high bar), and not so Honor Before Reason as Colossus (also not a high bar).
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Destroys a large part of the scrapyard with her last attack, capsizing the grounded not-a-helicarrier and sending Angel Dust bouncing around like a pinball.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Tiny compared to Deadpool and especially Colossus, but her powers have her pack one hell of a wallop.
  • Queer Establishing Moment: We find out Negasonic Teenage Warhead's a lesbian in Deadpool 2 when she introduces Yukio as her girlfriend, and accuses Deadpool of being homophobic when he reacts in surprise (though he quickly says he's just surprised anyone would be willing to date her).
  • Skewed Priorities: Insists on finishing her tweet before charging Angel Dust, even after seeing the latter punch out Colossus just seconds ago.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Deadpool, as they mutually enjoy throwing jabs at each other.
  • The Stoic: Fills this role for the hero side. She has one Not So Stoic moment when Deadpool makes a fool of himself trying to attack Colossus and she gets a kick out of his Amusing Injuries.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Yukio's girly girl in Deadpool 2 given that she is more masculine in both the way she dresses and the way she acts.
  • When She Smiles: When Deadpool's antics actually make her laugh. More specifically, him breaking his own bones trying to harm Colossus before getting smacked into a car.


"Hi, Wade!"

Played By: Shiori Kutsuna

Voiced By: Shiori Kutsuna (Japanese), Angélica Villa (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: Deadpool 2

A Japanese student at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters and the girlfriend of Negasonic Teenage Warhead.

For tropes applying to Yukio in the original timeline erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the Other Mutants (Original Timeline) page.

  • Adaptation Species Change: While her powers are different from what she had in The Wolverine, she's once again a mutant instead of a human as in the comics.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Yukio from the comics has always been more of an anti-hero, and definitely not a team player for the X-Men. Here, she's a full-fledged member.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In The Wolverine, she can see into the future. Here, she has electrical abilities.
  • Age Lift: In the comics and original timeline, she was an adult in the present. Here, she's a teen.
  • Badass Adorable: She's cute as a button, and she fights with an electrified chain.
  • Catchphrase: "Hi/Bye, Wade!"
  • Chain Pain: She wields a chain that she can electrify with her powers.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: She doesn't have a superheroic alias, unlike the other Xavier School students. She just goes by "Yukio".
  • Composite Character: While she's called Yukio here, she looks (and fights) more like Surge.
  • Cuteness Proximity: She's so nice and cute that Deadpool's reaction to her presence borders on Squee! whenever he meets and greets her.
  • The Cutie: She's very sweet, and her first scene shows her affectionately leaning into Negasonic. Makes sense as her actress is an idol in Japan, where it is literally their job to be cute.
  • Genki Girl: She is ever-so cheerful, even when she's around Deadpool, and he returns in kind. The only time this breaks is when Deadpool is dying and both she and Negasonic realize just who they gave the fixed time traveling device to.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Compared to the Butch Lesbian Negasonic, she's girlier.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: She dresses entirely in black.
  • Mr. Fixit: She helps repair Cable's Time Travel device... then Deadpool grabs it and makes some personal use of it.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: A mild version. After handing over the fixed time travel device Cable used to Deadpool, her face falls as she mentions to Ellie how that was a bad idea.
  • Nice Girl: Almost never seen without a smile on her face. She always gives Deadpool a cheery "Hi, Wade!" whenever he stops by the X-Mansion.
  • Opposites Attract: Perky and sweet, as opposed to her girlfriend's more sardonic and prickly personality.
  • Perky Goth: As a counterpart to Negasonic’s gloomier personality, her outfit has blacks and purple but she is much more cheerful.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Hi/Bye, Yukio!"
  • Purple Is Powerful: She has purple hair when in her hero costume, and kicks some serious ass in the climax.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Has bright pink hair when in her civilian outfit to match her bright and cheery disposition.
  • Satellite Love Interest: We never really learn anything about her, other than that she's Negasonic's new girlfriend.
  • Shock and Awe: She has electrical powers.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Negasonic Teenage Warhead's tomboy, given her longer and pinker hair, and the more cheerful and sweet way she acts.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's a Japanese lesbian. And a mutant, so technically threefer.

    Piotr Rasputin / Colossus 

Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin / Colossus
"That's how we do it in Mother Russia."

Played By: Stefan Kapicic (voice), Andre Tricoteux (motion-capture), Greg LaSalle (facial motion-capture)

Voiced By: Sebastián Llapur (Latin-American Spanish)

Film Appearances: Deadpool | Deadpool 2 | X-Men: Days of Future Past note 

"You ate breakfast, yes? Breakfast is most important meal of day. Here. Protein bar. Good for bones."

A mutant who can transform his body into living steel, granting superhuman strength and a resistance to damage and temperature.

For tropes applying to Colossus in the original timeline erased by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the X-Men (Original Timeline) page.

  • 24-Hour Armor: Even though he should be able to turn his powers off, he never does so in the Deadpool films, even while doing something as mundane as eating breakfast (which, of course, just makes that funnier).
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the original timeline, he was a quiet, professional and occasionally snarky guy who was typically competent in everything required by circumstances. This version, however, is much more pompous, talkative and idealistic, bordering on Holier Than Thou at times, and isn't much for snark as much as long-winded speeches about heroism.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, Colossus is damn near unstoppable when he wants to be. note 
    • In Deadpool, Angel Dust (herself an Adaptational Badass), is able to take him on in a fight that isn't hilariously one-sided. Late in their fight, she starts choking Colossus out with a steel cable. In the comics, Colossus doesn't need to breathe in his armored form at all, at least for a few minutes at a time. However, when he really give it his all, he thrashes Angel far worse than she does him, and at the end of the fight is no worse for wear, so his difficulty fighting her may be less related to being weaker in this incarnation and more related to misguided chivalry and a reluctance to kill.
    • In the second movie, he mostly dispels this notion by being the only one able to so much as face the Juggernaut in direct combat. He is clearly outmatched and it takes him some trickery and assistance from allies to actually defeat him, but he manages to stand his ground for quite some time and overall, when it takes The Juggernaut to mildly outclass you in terms of raw power, you're still in a pretty good spot, all things considered.
  • Badass Adorable: A metallic musclebound sweetheart who can smash through tanks, but is kind, polite and so respectful towards women that he allows female enemies time to re-cover accidentally exposed breasts in mid battle. Even Angel Dust, said villainess, found this to be genuinely endearing.
  • Badass Baritone: He speaks in a low, Russian-accented baritone that just oozes badassery.
  • Balls of Steel: Quite literally. Deadpool tries to do a Groin Attack on him and fails horribly. Angel Dust is much more successful in her attempt.
    Deadpool: Your poor wife!
  • Being Good Sucks: A lesson he had to learn is that despite believing Good Feels Good. While he was clearly angered when Deadpool kills some orderlies, Deadpool points out how while the issue isn't about doing the right thing, the point is how hard it actually is.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Just because he has a big moral compass does not mean that he can't be pushed to his limits. Wade and Angel Dust had learned this several times, and don’t even get started on the Juggernaut.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He's trying to mentor Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Also tries to be one to Deadpool, who he considers a rowdy, misguided, heavily armed child.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He occasionally acts like this, though a less Large Ham example than most. This is best seen when he's talking to Warhead at the Mansion.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite being a towering hunk of walking metal, Colossus repeatedly gets humiliated and disrespected by Deadpool, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Angel Dust.
  • The Cape: He's a total boy scout when it comes to morality and manners. He's in fact the only character with a significant amount of screen time and lines in the entire film who makes a point of not cursing.
  • Chaste Hero: Absolutely fine with hitting a woman (once it's established that she can take an extreme amount of punishment), but instantly covers his eyes in shame when she has a Wardrobe Malfunction in the middle of the fight.
  • Chrome Champion: A behemoth of a man with steel skin.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He learnt his lesson after the first movie. He normally wouldn’t fight dirty, but considering his opponent in Deadpool 2 is the motherfucking Juggernaut, he has no choice but to do so. He gets overpowered but is able to do quite well for a while by regularly cracking Juggy in the nuts and comboing him after coupled with breaking fingers. He then defeats a tripped-up Juggernaut by pantsing him and sticking a live wire up his ass. Deadpool even encourages him to fight dirty to defeat him before the big fight.
  • The Comically Serious: He's a total boyscout when it comes to morality and manners. Of course he repeatedly gets humiliated and disrespected by Deadpool, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Angel Dust.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He is not impressed by Wade's attempts to injure him.
    Colossus: This is embarrassing.
  • Determinator: He's determined to make Deadpool join the X-Men, and won't take no for an answer. Even if he has to handcuff Wade and drag him back to Xavier after Wade's broken every bone in his body trying to fight him.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Angel Dust takes advantage of him trying to avoid looking at her exposed breast when they fight.
  • Foil: To Deadpool. Chaste-mouthed, paragon-like gentle giant boy scout X-Man contrasted to Deadpool's foul-mouthed sardonic violent psychotic freelancer.
    Colossus: We can't allow this, Deadpool. Please... come quietly.
    Deadpool: You big, chrome cock-gobbler!
    Colossus: That's not nice.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: During the fight with Angel Dust he rather politely allows her to fix her top after it partly comes off. She rewards his kindness by kicking him in the balls.
  • Genre Refugee: Colossus acts like a traditional Superhero, delivering uplifting speeches and morals and suggest that Deadpool is better than he thinks he is. In, say, a Captain America or Superman-style movie he would probably be The Hero, but since he is trapped in a Deadpool movie, he is forced to merely act as a foil to all the insanity around him.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a towering mountain of organic steel skin, but is a kind and compassionate man who prefers not to resort to violence when he can help it. But watch your ass if he does.
  • Good Feels Good: He firmly believes this. Though considering the man he tries to recruit (against his will no less) is an example of both Good Is Not Soft and Good Is Not Nice and tries to make him Turn the Other Cheek. Yet his ward Negasonic Teenage Warhead and possibly Yukio don't seem to mind killing if they have to.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: He never swears, to the point of admonishing Deadpool to watch his language in the middle of combat.. Deadpool makes it his mission in the sequel to get Colossus to say "fuck" just once. He more than succeeds, as Colossus not only says it for Wade while the former is dying, but later says it (entirely of his own free will) when he calls Cain Marko "Fuckernaut". And this is after Cable saved Deadpool, and thus the original "fuck" Colossus says, never happened (at least, from his perspective).
  • Homoerotic Subtext: On Deadpool's part, blatantly grabbing Colossus's ass while still in steel form.
  • Honor Before Reason:
    • It doesn't occur to him that graciously stopping to give Angel Dust time to fix her Wardrobe Malfunction leaves him wide-open for a counter-attack. He also gets decked for trying to avoid hurting Angel and simply handcuffing her.
    • Subverted in Deadpool 2 where he finally has enough of Deadpool's sociopathy and knocks him out to be sent off to prison. Double subverted in that he gives Deadpool another chance after being won over by his sincerity and comes to his aid against in the climax.
  • Husky Russkie: He has a prominent Russian accent this time around.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Combined with the fact he doesn't power down in the film, this makes his "being a hero" speech funnier.
    Colossus: People think being hero is full-time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth a hero. Not true.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him!: He tries to convince Deadpool to be a bigger man than Ajax and spare his life, but Deadpool just rolls his eyes and shoots Ajax anyway. He then tells Colossus that being a hero isn't worth sparing the lives of horrible people and mocks him, saying "not everyone monitors a hall like you".
  • Immune to Bullets: He would have trivialized the fight against Ajax if it weren't for Angel Dust. Whereas Deadpool and Negasonic Teenage Warhead have to take cover, Colossus can just completely ignore gunfire.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: He tries to saves the villain, is kind to everyone, delivers several "You Are Better Than You Think You Are!" speeches, cannot stand swearing, and an exposed breast has him instantly covering his eyes.
  • Kirk Summation: With Professor X himself not around (hiding, as strongly implied in the second film), Colossus takes up the job by telling Deadpool that being a hero doesn't mean being a joyless stick in the mud, and all it takes is recognizing a few opportunities throughout your life to do the right thing.
  • Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: Deadpool exclaims "Your poor wife!" after breaking his hand punching Colossus' Balls of Steel.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's strong enough to overpower Angel Dust when he puts in the effort. Unfortunately, he's as slow as he is strong and she made him pay for it early in their fight.
  • Mode Lock: Unlike the original timeline, it seems that Colossus can no longer switch to a more human form. Or he can, but just doesn't for whatever reason.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong:
    • Unstoppable in battle and extremely Russian. Also implied to believe strongly in this trope in general.
      Colossus: When will [Deadpool] grow up and see benefits of becoming X-Man?
      Negasonic: Which benefits? The house that blows up every few years?
      Colossus: House blowing up builds character.
    • The sequel is more direct. After dumping Juggernaut into a pool to be electrocuted he states, "that's how we do it in Mother Russia".
  • Nice Guy: He is easily the most polite character in Deadpool, trying to encourage the title character to become a hero and acting as a Parental Substitute to Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Angel Dust responds to his gentlemanly behavior towards her with, "Aww, how sweet."
  • No-Sell: Deadpool breaks several of his body parts trying to injure him. Colossus doesn't budge. He also withstands Negasonic Teenage Warhead's explosion without taking any damage.
  • The Paragon: He tries so hard to be a properly heroic role model for Wade.
  • Parental Substitute: While he does act as a Big Brother Mentor to Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus has moments where he behaves more like a father figure to her.
  • The Pollyanna: He is optimistic and positive about everything. In his opinion, the fact that the X-Mansion gets destroyed every few years "builds character."
  • Running Gag: Getting punched below the belt in steel form. Unfortunately, it's always from someone whose Super Strength is at least the same level as Colossus's.
  • Save the Villain: Carries both Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Angel Dust away from the collapsing junkyard ship in the finale. He encourages Deadpool to do the same to Ajax, but he declines.
  • Stress Vomit: Once Deadpool shoots Ajax. Apparently with the face actor as well, as fake-vomiting is not easy.
  • Super Strength: Bats bad guys around like ragdolls, and lobs giant work vehicle tires like skipping stones.
  • Super Toughness: Enough that the commensurate Super Strength and Super Toughness of Angel Dust means that both just uselessly knock each other around for most of their fight.
  • Suddenly Voiced: He ranges from The Quiet One to having no lines in previous X-Men movies. Here, he talks quite a lot.
  • Truer to the Text: His Soviet origins are more obvious thanks to his Russian accent and his look is closer to the comics than Daniel Cudmore's version of the character.
  • Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing: Deadpool tries fighting him. Naturally, Colossus just needs to stay still and do absolutely nothing for the majority of the fight as Deadpool tries attacking him and completely shatters his bones every time he connects a hit.
    Colossus: This is embarrassing. Please, stay down.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite being the physically strongest of the X-Men, all of Colossus's appearances involve him mostly going up against opponents who can lay him out flat, and he ends up needing assistance from Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Yukio to defeat them. However, it's not without cause:
    • Downplayed with Angel Dust who sucker punches him only because Colossus tries to first peacefully handcuff her on account that he doesn't like to hit women. Once he wises up, they fight more evenly and she only gets the upper hand because Colossus is too much of a gentlemen to let her fight without fixing her wardrobe malfunction.
    • Played straight but justified in the sequel because his opponent is the Juggernaut. Against such an opponent, getting only a mild asskicking means you are really strong yourself.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He prefers not hitting women, but when Angel starts pounding on him with Super Strength, he starts fighting back quickly enough. He does politely stand back and let her fix a wardrobe malfunction at one point, though and ends up getting a punch below the belt as thanks.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He's extremely nice, doesn't swear at all, has principles, and is quite honorable, even towards enemies. And in a standard superhero movie, he'd fit right in, and his The Cape approach would probably function quite well. What keeps tripping him up is that the Deadpool films are not regular superhero movies, so the unabashed violence and vulgarity of the setting keeps blindsiding him at every given opportunity.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are!: He tells Deadpool, whom he wants to make an X-Man, that he has what it takes to be a hero.
  • You No Take Candle: Speaks this way to round out the Husky Russkie stereotype. His first lines see him tell Negasonic Teenage Warhead "We have mission." In the Russian dub of the movie, since everyone speaks Russian and accents would be redundant, he resorts to Ye Olde Butchered Russiane instead (according to Word of God, it is a rural Siberian dialect, which is appropriate considering Colossus's origins), which is no less hilarious.

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