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.
- See the Professor Charles Xavier / Professor X page.
- See the Magneto page.
- See the Mystique page.
Secretary of Mutant Affairs Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy / Beast
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.
- 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:
- 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.
- See the X-Men (New Timeline) page.
- See the Hellfire Club page.
- See the Jean Grey page.
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
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.
- Adaptational Wimp: His abilities are nowhere near his comic book counterpart's. Not only are his leadership capabilities at the barest minimum, but 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.
- Back from the Dead: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, thanks to a Cosmic Retcon.
- Blessed With Suck: He must always cover his eyes with a ruby quartz lens, otherwise he might accidentally kill someone.
- The Cameo:
- Cool Shades: Justified—he's always wearing them because they keep his particular mutation in check.
- Deadpan Snarker: Frequently, but especially around Logan, resulting in Snark-to-Snark Combat.
- Demoted to Extra: In X-Men: The Last Stand, though there's a reason. This started happening even in the second film where he was captured fairly early on and didn't come back until the end.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Despite acting as the team's field leader and, within the regular comic series, their linchpin since inception, he's quickly killed off-screen within the first 30 minutes of X-Men: The Last Stand by his newly resurrected fiancée, Jean Grey. As though that wasn't bad enough, his death barely registers with the rest of the cast later on in the film, with only a brief mention by Professor X who doesn't seem overly perturbed by the loss of his surrogate son.
- Eye Beams: When his eyes are uncovered, they shoot red beams uncontrollably.
- Famous Last Words: In X-Men: The Last Stand, "No. No."
- Heartbroken Badass: In X-Men: The Last Stand after Jean's "death".
- Hell-Bent for Leather: As an adult, he is frequently seen with a black leather jacket.
- Knight in Sour Armor: No matter how much of a boy scout Wolverine thinks he is.
- Killed Offscreen: In X-Men: The Last Stand, he is vaporized offscreen by Jean.
- The Leader: He's the battle commander of the X-Men, although he spends most of the second Put on a Bus and dies early on in the third.
- Never Found the Body: In X-Men: The Last Stand, his body is never found after his death.
- No Body Left Behind: When Jean kills him in X-Men: The Last Stand, all the X-Men find are his sunglasses.
- Official Couple: With Jean Grey in X-Men. While not explicitly mentioned in the movie, he is described as her fiancé in promotional materials.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: In X-Men: The Last Stand, he's killed early on by the Phoenix.
- Sunglasses at Night: As stated, he has to wear sunglasses everywhere at all times or things tend to get destroyed by his eye beams.
- Time-Shifted Actor: One actor has portrayed him during his adult years, but two different thespians have played him as a teen.
- Unlucky Everydude: Beaten down by Lady Deathstrike, and his relationship with Jean ends in the worst way possible.
- Would Hit a Girl: After Lady Deathstrike attempts to sedate him in X2: X-Men United, he hits her with an optic blast, but she recovers quickly due to her Healing Factor.
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
A mutant and teacher at Xavier's School who can control the weather with her mind.
- Action Girl: One of the most powerful X-Men, Storm is one of the most active members of the team in the first film, acting as Scott's main partner during missions and defeating Sabretooth and Toad in two separate occasions.
- Back from the Dead: She is alive and well in the Alternate Timeline of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- Badass Teacher: She is one of the teachers in the Xavier's school and one of its best.
- Blow You Away: Her control of the weather includes summoning powerful winds.
- Boyish Short Hair: Her hairstyle in X-Men: Days of Future Past is quite short, and it's easier to maintain when she's struggling to survive the Future Sentinels.
- But Not Too Black: She is a bit lighter-skinned than her comics counterpart, since her actress is half-Caucasian.
- Electric Black Guy: Lightning is just another aspect of weather after all.
- Hot Teacher: She's an instructor at the academy, and is definitely beautiful.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: She is ambushed by a Future Sentinel in the climatic battle of X-Men: Days of Future Past and has the robot's entire arm jammed through her torso. Thankfully, the Cosmic Retcon later spares her life.
- Killed Off for Real: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, she dies from being stabbed in the back by a Sentinel.
- Monochromatic Eyes: When using her powers, her pupils turn milky white.
- Mystical White Hair: A white-haired woman with weather manipulation/summoning powers.
- Noble Bigot: Despite being an X-Men, she admits to disliking humans because she is afraid of them.Wolverine: Are you sure you're on the right side?
Storm: At least I've chosen a side.
- Number Two: Second-in-command to Cyclops. Xavier offers her the leadership role after Scott falls into depression over Jean, a position she is ultimately forced to accept due to Professor X's untimely death in X-Men: The Last Stand.
- Official Couple: She is stated to be a couple with Logan in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The Rogue Cut shows them kissing before his consciousness is sent back in time.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Regularly referred to as Storm, not Ororo or Munroe.
- Power Floats: Can fly through wind manipulation.
- Ship Tease:
- With Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United.
- With Logan throughout the series.
- Shock and Awe: In the first film, she defeats both Toad and Sabretooth by conjuring a lightning bolt to strike them.
- Team Mom: She becomes the headmistress of Xavier's school after the Professor's apparent death.
- See the Wolverine page.
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 HeelFace 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 HeelFace 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.
- Can't Have Sex, Ever: Due to her uncontrollable power, Rogue is unable to have intimacy with the person she loves, as demonstrated when her first kiss resulted in her then boyfriend falling into a coma. In X2: X-Men United, multiple characters point out the inherent problems faced by Iceman and Rogue.
- Composite Character: Rogue takes her name and the primary power from her 1992 cartoon counterpart, but her role more closely resembles Jubilee's, as the young girl who joins the X-Men and acts as the Audience Surrogate.
- Damsel in Distress:
- 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 acquired from Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), as the studio didn't have the rights to the latter character.
- 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: Rogue drains the life force of other people through skin contact.
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 Sexuality: Iceman was one of the well-known explicitly gay superheroes in the comics. Here he clearly shows an interest in girls. Then again, the reveal was much recent, and after the majority of films he appears in wss released.
- 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.
- Adaptational Wimp: He never gains the Omega Level Complete Immortality that he has in the comics, and is able to be killed by being melted.
- 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: In X-Men: The Last Stand, he engages Pyro in a Beam-O-War using their respective mutations. When Bobby is on the verge of being consumed by the flames, his true potential awakens and he transforms into his iconic ice form, allowing him to overpower his opponent and knock him out.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Slightly. In the second film hes shown to not be thrilled about Rogues crush on Logan.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In the Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, he dies while going on a rescue mission with Professor X and Magneto to save Rogue within the remains of the X-Mansion. When the Sentinels arrive, Bobby tells Magneto to take Rogue and get out before using his powers to create/fortify an ice wall and hold off the Sentinels just long enough for his friends to escape.
- An Ice Person: Uses his mutant ability to create ice.
- I'm Melting!: In both versions of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bobby is killed the second time when three Sentinels fire their beams at him simultaneously, melting his ice form.
- I'm Not Doing That Again: He says this in X-Men: The Last Stand after Kitty phases him though the ground and back out again.
- Killed Off for Real: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he dies from being melted by the Sentinels.
- Literally Shattered Lives: During the first battle of X-Men: Days of Future Past, he (in his ice form) is grabbed by a Sentinel, who squeezes his neck until it shatters.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Ascended Extra: She has cameos in the first two films, and then a more major role in the third and fifth (seventh if you include the Wolverine movies) films.
- Composite Character: Rachel Summers's role in the original comic is given to her in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- Deadly Dodging: Used against Juggernaut in The Last Stand, as she tricks him into crashing into a wall behind her; due to their powers being temporarily nullified by Leech, he's promptly knocked out.
- Determinator: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, she must keep the link open, is at one point stabbed by Logan when his present body reacts violently to mental trauma in the past. And due to how time runs concurrently in the past and present, it's implied that it takes a few days before Logan and co. can properly stop Mystique, which means that she is slowly bleeding out and can't sleep for that period.
- Indy Ploy: To take down Juggernaut, Shadowcat goads him into charging at her and Leech. Leech's power nullifies the Juggernaut's, and when he slams into the wall he gets knocked out.
- Intangible Man: Her mutation allows her to do phase through solid objects.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, she now somehow has the ability to send people's consciousnesses back through time.
- Official Couple: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, she became one with Bobby, as confirmed in The Rogue Cut. In the new timeline, this has been erased and she is implied to be with Colossus, as Bobby is with Rogue again.
- She's All Grown Up: Bobby Drake has certainly noticed that she's grown into Ellen Page. Even more so◊ in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- Underage Casting: The viral website stated the events of X-Men: The Last Stand occurred in 2006 when Kitty appeared to be, at least, in her mid-to-late teens. The Bad Future in X-Men: Days of Future Past occurs in 2023, putting Kitty in her early-to-mid 30s given that timeframe even though the films were released just 8 years apart and Ellen Page was 26 during filming. You could say it might be a slow aging effect of her mutation or perhaps just a simple case of Older Than They Look.
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.
- Adaptation Name Change: His first name is Piotr in the comics.
- Big Brother Instinct: In the second film, Colossus herds the younger kids to safety during the attack on the mansion. He's also the one who saves a tranquilized Siryn from being kidnapped and carries her around gently until she regains consciousness.
- The Big Guy: He is the strongest member of the X-Men and his power revolves around hitting hard and shrugging off blows that could take out most other mutants.
- Fastball Special:
- The Trope Namer. He pulls this off with Wolverine as the fastball twice in the third film; the first time to help him decapitate a Sentinel, then to help him distract Magneto so Beast can inject the villain with the mutant cure.
- In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he's the fastball. Blink throws him at the Sentinels by using her portals (first, he goes through one where the other end is high in the air; then, right before he hits the ground, she opens another one with the other end behind a Sentinel).
- Flat Character: He becomes a full X-Man in X-Men: The Last Stand, but still only has a single line and no discernible personality whatsoever.
- Gentle Giant: Colossus is tall, muscular, and intimidating even in his normal form, and is firmly on the good guys' side.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he is torn in half by a pair of Future Sentinels. Fortunately, it is undone by the Cosmic Retcon.
- Killed Off for Real: In X-Men: Days of Future Past, he dies from being torn in half by Sentinels.
- Hunk: He's the largest of the X-Men and quite good-looking.
- Made of Iron: Literally when his mutant ability is active, which allows him to take more punishment than any other member of the team.
- Immune to Bullets: Bullets and tranq darts bounce off his metal skin, as shown in X2.
- Mr. Fanservice: Spends most of his screen time in X2: X-Men United running around shirtless, and his uniform in X-Men: The Last Stand lacks sleeves to show off his physique.
- The Quiet One:
- Perma-Shave: In 2023, he has very little facial hair despite living in a post-apocalyptic world where mutants are being hunted down by Sentinels.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: His uniform in X-Men: The Last Stand is sleeveless, showing off his muscles and more of his transformation when using his power.
- Super Strength: Even when not transformed, he can still carry around a massive standard TV◊ as if it weighed nothing.
Played By: Alan Cumming
Voiced By: José Ochoa (Latin-American Spanish); Juan D'Ors (European Spanish)
Film Appearances: X2: X-Men United
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.
- Adorkable: Loves to give (often interrupted) long-winded introduction speeches, playfully spies on secret meetings, and awkwardly flirts with Storm.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He has blue skin as part of his mutation.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears this in most of X2: X-Men United.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In X2: X-Men United, he is brainwashed by Stryker and forced to conduct a terrorist attack on the White House at the beginning of the film.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was a major character and a potential love interest for Storm in X2: X-Men United, but he didn't appear in X-Men: The Last Stand because actor Alan Cumming found the make-up and prosthetic process grueling and refused to return to it without Bryan Singer. Cumming can be seen in the behind-the-scenes footage for X2: X-Men United already stating that he never wants to go through the ordeal again. The video game based on the films which takes place between the two movies explains that he, a peaceful man, went abroad to distance himself from the X-Men's violent lifestyle.
- Circus Brat: He spent most of his life with the Munich circus before he was kidnapped by Colonel Stryker.
- Covered in Scars: He is covered, from his pointy ears to all four of his toes, in rather artistic-looking raised scars. They're self-inflicted; apparently, he felt the need to punish himself for... something. He seems to be a bit of a harmless milksop, so it's somewhat baffling and/or depressing to think about what he could possibly have to feel so guilty about. It could be related to the fact he's a devout Catholic.
- Lightning Bruiser: As demonstrated by the first scene in X2, his teleportation gives him amazing mobility, which, when coupled with his acrobatic skills, allow him to easily subdue the entirety of the White House security agents.
- 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.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Played with. He has a mouthful of fangs that were something between human-like and shark-like, rather than merely pointed eyeteeth as in the comics. Fortunately he's a pretty cool guy when he's not under mind control.
- One-Man Army: He single-handedly incapacitates the entire White House Security team.
- One of the Kids: In X2: X-Men United, he was excluded from the planning session along with the younger X-Men.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He provides some of the more amusing moments in X2: X-Men United, such as constantly bragging about his past as "The Incredible Nightcrawler" and awkwardly eavesdropping on the X-Men planning session with Magneto.
- Put on a Bus: He didn't appear in X-Men: The Last Stand, with no explanation given. (The in-universe reason appears in X-Men: The Official Game where Nightcrawler leaves due to the X-Men's missions clashing with his peaceful nature. The Real Life one was Alan Cumming refused to return without Bryan Singer, especially since he was not fond of the torturous make-up sessions. In one of the behind-the-scenes featurettes, he readily admits that he doesn't think he could come back and go through it again.) The character returns in X-Men: Apocalypse, but that film is set in an Alternate Timeline.
- 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: Even reaches The Atoner levels in X2: X-Men United.
- Running Gag: In X2: X-Men United, every time he meets someone new, he has to introduce himself with a long speech... and gets cut off nearly every time.
- Self-Harm: He admits to Storm that the stylized scars across his body were self-inflicted.
- Ship Tease: With Storm in X2: X-Men United. She examines his body ad scars when they first meet, and he later refuses to leave her at the Dark Cerebro even as she drops the room temperature to below zero.
- Teleport Spam: His attack on the White House in X2: X-Men United, where he's kicking, throwing, punching, and just beating the crap out of every agent from every angle, with the last one in glorious slow motion.
- Time-Shifted Actor: He is portrayed by two different actors: one as an adult and the other as an adolescent.
- Token Religious Teammate: He is a devout Catholic.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: His irises are yellow.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is dark blue.
- See the Brotherhood of Mutants page.