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Members of the X-Men team before the timeline changes brought 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 
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    Erik Lensherr / Magneto 
See the Magneto page.

     Raven Darkhölme / Mystique 
See the Mystique page.

    Dr. Hank McCoy / Beast 

Secretary of Mutant Affairs Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast

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"Not all of us can fit in so easily. You don't shed on the furniture."

Played By: Kelsey Grammer, Steve Bacic

Voiced By: Gabriel Pingarrón (Latin-American Spanish); Jesús Pinillos (young, First Class-Apocalypse), Héctor Cantolla (old, The Last Stand), Ramón Rocabayera (old, X2), Pedro Tena (old, Days of Future Past) (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X2: X-Men United | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men: Days of Future Past

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 new timeline established by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the X-Men (New Timeline) page.

  • Age Lift: Quite a bit older than Cyclops and Jean, even without getting into First Class. While Beast was the eldest of the first students in the comics, he was only in his 30s in the 1990s.
  • Ambadassador: He works in a government position as the Secretary of Mutant Affairs, basically an ambassador for the mutant cause. And he kicks ass when necessary.
  • Beast Man: Duh.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Pressing his Berserk Button might lead to him strangling you. Jekyll and Hyde indeed.
  • Cultured Badass: Tries to quote Churchill while fighting, and quotes Shakespeare prior to taking off to San Francisco in a deleted scene.
  • Cool Old Guy: Much older than Storm and Jean, but as destructive as Wolverine.
  • Dramatic Irony: His attempt at a cure on himself appears to work and then fails horribly in X-Men: First Class. When he later uses a variation to rob Erik/Magneto of his powers in X-Men: The Last Stand, it seems to work. And then, rather subtly, it also fails.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: According to the tie-in material for X-Men: Days of Future Past, he gets dragged from his home and murdered by a mob of mutant-hating humans akin to the "Friends of Humanity" from the 90's animated series.
    • Doubles as a Call-Back if you're watch the prequel before watching the main X-Men trilogy.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He appears briefly on TV in the bar in X2: X-Men United.
  • Genius Bruiser:
    • In X-Men: First Class, he goes from being a Badass Bookworm at the beginning to being a Genius Bruiser toward the end. This is because he injected himself with something that utterly transformed his appearance.
    • By X-Men: The Last Stand, he's a scientist/diplomat who can kick lots of ass.
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: Again, a very friendly guy.
  • 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.
  • Time-Shifted Actor: An older actor was cast for X-Men: The Last Stand, and a younger thespian took over the role for the movies which are set in the 20th century.

    Alex Summers / Havok, Sean Cassidy / Banshee, and Armando Muñoz / Darwin 
See the X-Men (New Timeline) page.

     Angel Salvadore 
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Later Additions

     Jean Grey / Phoenix 
See the Jean Grey page.

    Scott Summers / Cyclops 

Scott Summers / Cyclops

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"It must burn you up that a boy like me saved your life, huh? Better be careful. I might not be there next time."

Played By: James Marsden, Tim Pocock

Voiced By: Óscar Flores, Javier Olguín (young, Origins) (Latin-American Spanish); Claudio Serrano, Dani García (adult, Days of Future Past), Pablo Sevilla (young, Origins) (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men | X2: X-Men United | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

"Not everybody heals as fast as you, Logan."

The field leader of the X-Men, and a teacher at Xavier's Institute, he shoots uncontrollable beams of concussive force from his eyes and wears a ruby quartz visor to control them.

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

  • Adaptational Wimp: His abilities are nowhere near his comic book counterpart's. Not only are his leadership capabilities at the barest minimum, he seems to lack any form of hand-to-hand combat training. In addition, his optic blasts, unrestrained, are the strength that Comic!Cyke sets as his default. Comic!Cyke's unrestrained optic blast is the X-Men's equivalent of a smart bomb and basically wipes out anything in his field of vision.
  • Alliterative Name: Scott Summers.
  • Badass Biker: He has a small collection of motorbikes, one of which Wolverine takes during X-Men.

    Ororo Munroe / Storm 

Ororo Munroe / Storm

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"So if you're with us, then be with us."

Played By: Halle Berry

Voiced By: Ilia Gil (X-Men), Dulce Guerrero (X-Men 2-Days of Future Past) (Latin-American Spanish); Victoria Angulo (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men | X2: X-Men United | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men Origins: Wolverinenote  | X-Men: Days of Future Past

"Sometimes anger can help you survive."

A mutant and teacher at Xavier's School who can control the weather with her mind.

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

    Logan / Wolverine 
See the Wolverine page.
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    Marie D'Ancanto / Rogue 

Marie D'Ancanto / Rogue

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"The first boy I ever kissed ended up in a coma for three weeks. I can still feel him inside my head."

Played By: Anna Paquin

Voiced By: Elena Ramírez (X-Men), Jessica Ortiz (X-Men 2-Days of Future Past) (Latin-American Spanish); Mar Bordallo (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men | X2: X-Men United | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men: Days of Future Past

A mutant who can absorb any person's memories and abilities by touching them. As she cannot control this absorbing ability, Rogue can easily kill anyone, and thus is unable to be physically close to people.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike the Rogue of the comics and most other adaptions, she ends up at Xavier's school from the very beginning and is never a former member of the Brotherhood. She never has to undergo a Heel–Face Turn, retroactively or otherwise, because here she was a Face to begin with.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, she started out as an insecure and depressed girl who didn't have control over her powers, but grew into them and become a self-confident badass. The first film had her as the insecure, depressed girl, and the second took steps to develop her power control and confidence... only for a change in directors to completely neuter this story line in the third movie and make her just as weak as she was in the first film and ending with her removing her powers altogether. Furthermore, in the comics she has super strength and flight which she gained after permanently draining the energy of the superhero Ms. Marvel, while in the movie she lacks these abilities completely. Anna Paquin has said this is one of her biggest regrets with the role, as she really wanted to fly and kick some ass at some point.
  • The Artifact: There was really no point in keeping her around after the first movie (when Magneto needed her to power his machine). The only useful thing she did after that was stop Pyro's rampage and drive the X-Jet to get the members back—nearly crashing the thing, but that's a detail.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: As she doesn't have her comic book counterpart's Heel–Face Turn backstory, the filmmakers turned her into a sweet Classical Anti-Hero who sucks the life force (and mutant powers) out of anyone she touches.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her superpower doesn't allow her to touch the ones she loves.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In X-Men: The Last Stand, she willingly takes the cure for mutants, although the film's final scene where Magneto slowly regains his power proves that the cure is not permanent.
    • There is an alternate scene where Rogue doesn't take the serum.
  • Can't Have Sex, Ever: Or even kiss someone ever. It tends to be hazardous to their health.
    • In X2: X-Men United, multiple characters point out the inherent problems faced by Iceman and Rogue.
  • Composite Character: In regards to the animated series, Movie!Rogue is a mix of Rogue and Jubilee.
  • Damsel in Distress: In X-Men, she was kidnapped by Magneto for his machine.
    • In the Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, she gets distressed again during the Bad Future, when Trask Industries kidnaps her and experiments on her at the X-Mansion until Iceman and Magneto break her out.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • She had fairly large parts in the first and second movies, but her storyline in X-Men: The Last Stand remotes to her being jealous of Bobby and Kitty and taking an apparent cure. Part of it was also because Halle Berry didn't like Storm's comparatively smaller role and demanded a larger part. But objectively speaking they both were shafted.
    • In X-Men: Days of Future Past, she only appears in a non-speaking cameo and doesn't even get a close-up. This is because all her other scenes were cut out and then restored on The Rogue Cut.
  • First Gray Hair: In X-Men she gets her Skunk Stripe not from age, but as a result of being used to power Magneto's machine. She is asked whether she's considered dyeing it, but replies that she actually thinks it looks kind of cool, and wears it like a battle scar.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: This is why in X-Men: The Last Stand, she decides to take the cure; however, one alternate ending shows her not taking it, and holding hands with Bobby wearing gloves.
  • Informed Ability: X-Men talks about, but never shows the mental aspect of her power where she picks up memories and personality fragments from a person she touches in addition to the person's strength/ability. In a scene near the end, Jean says she picked up some of Logan's personality traits, but they're gone by the next scene. In the later films, she seems to gain some measure of control over her powers, which might explain why she doesn't fear losing her mind anymore.
  • Locked into Strangeness: She gets her white streak because of Magneto's attempted power-transfer toward the end of the first film.
  • Official Couple: With Bobby Drake in X2: X-Men United. They are in the early stages of a romantic relationship, and their challenge is dealing with her mutant ability, as she can kill someone with a prolonged touch.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone calls her Rogue. Marie is only used twice in the entire franchise.
  • Power Parasite: Her power involves sapping life energy and powers from those she comes into contact with. Whether she wants to or not.
  • Precocious Crush: She develops a crush on Logan in the first film and still seems to have it in the second.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Rogue is unable to fly, has no fighting/combat abilities, and does not have super strength or invulnerability. This is because, unlike in the comic books, she has none of the abilities that she aquired from Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers).
  • The Runaway: In X-Men, she runs away from home after her power manifests itself while kissing her boyfriend, causing him to have a seizure and fall into a coma for three weeks.
  • Skunk Stripe: In X-Men, she acquires her signature white hair streak after her near-death experience in Magneto's apparatus. She decides it looks good enough to keep.
  • Vampiric Draining: Through touch.

    Bobby Drake / Iceman 

Robert "Bobby" Drake / Iceman

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"We're not kids anymore, Logan."
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Played By: Shawn Ashmore

Voiced By: Igor Cruz (X-Men), Enzo Fortuny (X-Men 2-Days of Future Past) (Latin-American Spanish); Jorge Saudinós (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men | X2: X-Men United | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men: Days of Future Past

A student at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters who takes a liking to Rogue. He can change temperatures to subzero degrees and use the moisture in the air to create ice.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: The movie version is much sweeter and more mature than his comic book counterpart's Jerk with a Heart of Gold/Manchild persona.
  • Age Lift: Inverted; he's the same age as Rogue, whereas his comic counterpart is closer in age to Cyclops and Jean.
  • Ascended Extra: In the first film, he's a fairly minor character whose only notable contribution to the plot is when Mystique impersonates him to infiltrate Xavier's school. In the second film, he's promoted to main cast but still remains mostly on the sidelines. In the third film, he finally becomes a full-fledged member of the X-Men team and even gets his own personal fight scene against Pyro. After the Time Skip in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he's one of the veteran leaders of the surviving X-Men team in the Bad Future.
  • Back from the Dead: He is alive and well in the Alternate Timeline of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Badass Beard: He sports one in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Shawn Ashmore has said in interviews that it signifies his character's maturity.
  • Chick Magnet: Rogue and Kitty have fallen for him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He adores Rogue in X2: X-Men United, and although he's supposed to be looking the other way, he can't resist taking a peek at her while she's changing into his mother's old clothes.
  • Die or Fly: His mutation turning him into An Ice Person in X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Slightly. In the second film he’s shown to not be thrilled about Rogue’s crush on Logan.
  • An Ice Person: Uses his mutant ability to create ice.
  • I'm Melting!: By three Sentinels in the climax of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • I'm Not Doing That Again: He says this in X-Men: The Last Stand after being phased though the ground and back out again.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: By a Sentinel during the first battle of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Two Cosmic Retcons later, he's back alive.
  • Mundane Utility: In X2: X-Men United, when Logan wants a cold drink, he gives a Dr. Pepper to Bobby, who uses his powers to chill it.
  • Nice Guy: He is one of the nicest mutants.
  • Official Couple: He and Rogue are this in X2: X-Men United. They are in the early stages of a romantic relationship, and their challenge is dealing with her mutant ability, as she can kill someone with a prolonged touch. In The Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, he is Kitty's boyfriend, but when an Alternate Timeline is created, he continues his original relationship with Rogue.
  • Only Sane Man: He is down-to-earth and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.
  • Pretty Boy: His dainty facial features quickly communicate to the audience that he's a good-hearted person. This is especially true in the first movie, where he was only a minor character, but viewers were able to tell right away that "the cute guy" is sincere when trying to befriend Rogue. Moroever, being forced to abandon his family in the second film is more painful when his expression is very much like a puppy dog who has just been kicked.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: In X2: X-Men United, the rule-abiding, Nice Guy Iceman juxtaposes the rebellious, Jerkass Pyro. At the museum's food court, John is being rude to a young man who asks to borrow his lighter, and Bobby tells his friend to knock it off, plainly disapproving of John's annoying behaviour. When the police order the mutants to get on the ground, Drake immediately obeys, but Allerdyce attacks the officers with giant fire balls.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Implied, since his brother Ronnie calls the cops claiming that Iceman and the others are holding his family hostage soon after finding out he is a mutant.
  • Took a Level in Badass: X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand have him upgrading from student to X-Men. In the climatic battle of The Last Stand, he finally goes into his full ice form. By the time of X-Men: Days of Future Past, he has taken several more levels, including the debut of the iconic ice slide from the comics.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As his visit to his parents shows.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Pyro were friends in X2: X-Men United, but are adversaries in X-Men: The Last Stand.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: After Stryker's raid on the school in X2: X-Men United, Bobby, Rogue, Logan and Pyro stopped by the Drake family house in hopes of regrouping, which in the process revealed Bobby's mutant abilities to his parents. His own brother calls the police and reports them as a threat despite the mutants not harbouring any ill intentions. After Pyro stupidly attacks the officers in the standoff that follows, Bobby is forced to flee with the others knowing he can never come back.

    Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat 

Katherine "Kitty" Pryde / Shadowcat

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"Who's hiding, dickhead?"

Played By: Sumela Kay, Katie Stuart, and Ellen Page

Voiced: Karla Falcón (Latin-American Spanish); Elena Palacios (X-Men), Ana Esther Alborg (The Last Stand-Days of Future Past) (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men | X2: X-Men United | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men: Days of Future Past

A mutant with the power of 'phasing' (meaning she can make her body insubstantial and travel through solid objects). She later develops Mental Time Travel abilities in between the events of The Last Stand and Days of Future Past.


    Peter Rasputin / Colossus 

Peter Rasputin / Colossus

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Played By: Daniel Cudmore

Voiced By: Sergio Gutiérrez Coto (X-Men-Last Stand), Manuel Pérez (Days of Future Past) (Latin-American Spanish); Héctor Garay (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X-Men | X2: X-Men United | X-Men: The Last Stand | X-Men: Days of Future Past

A mutant who can transform his skin into an organic steel, granting superhuman strength and a resistance to damage and temperature.

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

    Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler 

Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler

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"Most people will never believe in anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes."

Played By: Alan Cumming

Voiced By: José Ochoa (Latin-American Spanish); Juan D'Ors (European Spanish)

Film Appearances: X2: X-Men United

"There was so much shooting, such fear and then there was only pain. I could see it all happening, but I couldn't stop myself. It was like a bad dream. Perhaps he is testing me."

A kindly German mutant with a strong Catholic faith, yet ironically he has the appearance of a blue demon. He is capable of teleporting himself (and others) instantly from one location to another. On his body are many scarification marks, one for every sin. 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 new timeline established by X-Men: Days of Future Past, see the X-Men (New Timeline) page.

    John Allerdyce / Pyro 
See the Brotherhood of Mutants page.


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