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The X-Files is an American science fiction franchise in the Paranormal Investigation genre (mainly) stemming from Chris Carter's creation of The X-Files.


Media in the franchise includes:

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    Television and film 
Television series
  • The X-Files (1993-2002, 2016-2018) - The one that started it all. Initially centering on the investigations of FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) before the cast expanded and Duchovny left. Probably Trope Codifier of the paranormal genre in that it balanced sci-fi subjects like aliens and mad science experiments with more traditionally supernatural threats like vampires and werewolves with the occasional mundanger episode.
  • Strange Luck (1995-1996) - Follows the character of Chance Harper (D.B. Sweeney) a news photographer who tends to have preternaturally bad and good luck in the same episode. Not created by Carter, but generally thought to be part of The 'Verse due to Harper's trying and failing to contact Fox Mulder in the episode "Brothers Grim".
  • Millennium (1996-1999) - The Profiler Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) works with and later against the mysterious title group while trying to defend his wife Catherine (Megan Gallagher) and daughter Jordan (Brittany Tiplady). Gradually revealed to be part of the same universe as The X-Files through shared characters, although the episode "Human Essence" also featured sound footage from someone watching The X-Files.
  • The Lone Gunmen (2001) - A direct spin-off of the original show starring Mulder's geeky tech/conspiracy consultants. With almost no paranormal plot elements it falls more into the comedy-thriller genre.

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Feature films
Animated crossover

    Books and comics 
Comic books
  • Topps Comics
    • The X-Files (1995-1998)
    • The X-Files: Season One (1997-1998)
    • The X-Files: Ground Zero (1997-1998)
  • Dark Horse Comics
    • Lone Gunmen (2001)
  • WildStorm
    • The X-Files Special (2008)
    • The X-Files (2008-2009)
    • The X-Files/30 Days of Night (2010-2011) - Co-published with IDW
  • IDW Publishing
    • The X-Files Season 10 (2013-2015)
    • The X-Files: Conspiracy (2014) - Crossover series with IDW properties including Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Transformers, and The Crow.
    • The X-Files: Year Zero (2014)
    • Millennium (2015) - A five part series acting as a sequel to the TV series.
    • The X-Files: Season 11 (2015-2016)
    • The X-Files: Deviations (2016)
    • The X-Files (2016-2017)
    • The X-Files: Origins (2016)
      • The X-Files: Origins - Dog Days of Summer (2017)
    • The X-Files X-Mas Special (2016)
    • The X-Files: Deviations 2017 (2017)
    • The X-Files Funko Universe (2017) - Tie-in with Funko Pop!.
    • The X-Files: JFK Disclosure (2017)
    • The X-Files: Case Files - Florida Man (2018)
    • The X-Files: Case Files - Hoot Goes There? (2018)

Comic Strips
  • The X-Files - A continuity feature in the magazine Disney Adventures for Kids.

Novels
  • Harper Novel series
    • The X-Files: Goblins (1994)
    • The X-Files: Whirlwind (1994)
    • The X-Files: Ground Zero (1995)
    • The X-Files: Ruins (1995)
    • The X-Files: Antibodies (1997)
    • The X-Files: Skin (1998)
    • Millennium: The Frenchman (1997)
    • Millennium: Gehenna (1997)
    • Millennium: Force Majeure (1998)
    • Millennium: The Wild and the Innocent (1998)
    • Millennium: Weeds (2000)
  • Middle Grade series
    • The X-Files: X Marks the Spot (1995)
    • The X-Files: Darkness Falls (1995)
    • The X-Files: Tiger, Tiger! (1995)
    • The X-Files: Squeeze (1996)
    • The X-Files: Humbug (1996)
    • The X-Files: Shapes (1996)
    • The X-Files: Fear (1996)
    • The X-Files: Voltage (1996)
    • The X-Files: E.B.E. (1996)
    • The X-Files: Die, Bug, Die! (1997)
  • Young Adult Series
    • The X-Files: The Calusari (1997)
    • The X-Files: Eve (1997)
    • The X-Files: Bad Sign (1997)
    • The X-Files: Our Town (1997)
    • The X-Files: Empathy (1997)
    • The X-Files: Fresh Bones (1997)
    • The X-Files: Control (1997)
    • The X-Files: The Host (1997)
    • The X-Files: Hungry Ghosts (1998)
    • The X-Files: Dark Matter (1998)
    • The X-Files: Howlers (1998)
    • The X-Files: Grotesque (1998)
    • The X-Files: Quarantine (1998)
    • The X-Files: Regeneration (1999)
    • The X-Files: Haunted (2000)
    • The X-Files: Miracle Man (2000)
  • Other
    • The X-Files: Hunter (1995)
    • The X-Files: Ascension (1998)
  • Movie adaptations
    • The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998)
    • The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
  • IDW Publishing
    • The X-Files: Trust No One (2015)
    • The X-Files: The Truth Is Out There (2016)
    • The X-Files: Secret Agendas (2016)
  • The X-Files Origins
    • Agent of Chaos (2017)
    • Devil's Advocate (2017)
  • The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird (2017)

    Games 
Pinball machines
Tabletop games
  • The X-Files Collectible Card Game (1996)
  • The X-Files Trivia Game (1997)
  • The X-Files Board Game (2015)
  • The X-Files: Circle of Truth (2018) - Micro card game based on Circle The Wagons.
  • The X-Files: Conspiracy Theory – Everything is Connected (2018)
  • Legendary Encounters: The X-Files Deck Building Game (2018)

Video games
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