CBR X-Books Forum Frequently Asked Questions Thread
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The original X-Books Forum FAQ was created by mattbib sometime in 2005. During a forum update on 1/25/2012, it was unfortunately lost, and this new one was created with the blessing of the X-Books moderators in its stead, with the “Mutant Tracker” portion, at least, recovered in its entirety. This FAQ thread will remain a work in progress (with some questions currently still listed as, “PENDING WRITE-UP” in future updates). Other questions and answers will be added over time, as the chronology of the comics goes forward, accordingly. Some answers to questions will also provide a link to other online websites that answer the question in greater detail, when possible. Hopefully, this new FAQ will live up to its predecessor with its overall help as a resource to CBR Forums users.
To skip directly to a post that covers a specific question, feel free to click on the links in the next few posts below to jump to that question/section of the FAQ:
Discussion of Abandoned, Unresolved Plot Threads: If there's a plot hook that began, and was unceremoniously, to your knowledge, dropped without a resolution, there actually was a discussion thread here called, "The X-Verse's Beloved, Unresolved Plot Threads" for that purpose. Sometimes, folks just talk about when a writer gets around to closing the point, or we share a laugh about a weird X-Men story from the past that went nowhere, and most readers didn't bother to feel upset about it, as some things are better just left in the past.
Also a great forum contribution by mattbib, and now carried on by pryde15, "Draw Me an X" threads often appear, challenging artists to give their best renditions of X-characters. R.E. Barnes eventually was nice enough to create a whole thread to serve as an index, that links to every "Draw Me an X" thread, for each character.
Top 50 X-Men:
There was a discussion thread revealing the results, and allowing folks to discuss the Top 50 X-Men, as voted on by users with the votes tallied by Sentinel K, and the write-ups for the character biographies done by Brian Cronin.
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Q1:Whatever happened to that one mutant character, (WHATEVER CHARACTER NAME)?
A1: Check in the “Mutant Tracker” portion of this thread, with begins with post #12 thought post #105. This resource was created in December of 2007 on CBR by worstblogever, and is updated each Tuesday, six days after new books hit shelves (to avoid SPOILERS, per moderator request). Alphabetically, each character within it has their last appearance, and last known status of their powers listed, including a few supporting characters that while not mutants, have appeared on an X-Team before. It begins in this thread, on Post #12.
A10: Easiest way to answer this, again, is to advise that you scroll down to post #12 in this thread, and look at the Mutant Tracker, going through it alphabetically to search for which ever character you're trying to find out if they're a mutant or not.
Q65:I've heard something about how Magma's origin has been retconned back and forth between her being a Nova Roman girl named Amara Aquilla as well as an brainwashed English girl named Alison Crestmere. And there was some plot hook about her being Selene’s grandaughter, too. What gives?
This portion of the FAQ thread is intended as a resource, to report on the last known sighting of X-characters (1749 at last count), what X-Team they’re on, and if they have any alterations to their physical well being (including depowering, power-changes, physical mutation, major injury, coma, death). The initial entries were based off of the following online sources: Uncanny X-Men.net, Marvel Unofficial Appendix, comicbookdb.com, and comicvine.com. Past that, updates and additions were made with the help of other X-Forum members.
Further update notifications are more than welcome, by Private Message. If a character's appearance doesn’t change their entry much, like if Beast appears as a consultant on a screen talking to one of the Avengers, or if Wolverine ends up in his sixth book of the month and beats up a guy in the bar, I appreciate the update, but there’s nothing necessarily there to merit a change of their first page entry. Some exceptions to the rule may apply (relevant human supporting characters, or instances like Warlock or Deadpool).
To keep this thread spoiler-free, entries cannot be based off of previews, or solicits. Until the following Tuesday, six days after the issue hits the stands, it will not be posted here to keep this thread SPOILER FREE. Keep your eyes open every week, everyone.
BLACK: RETAINED THEIR POWERS AFTER M-DAY.
GRAY: STATUS OF MUTANT POWERS UNKNOWN OR UNCLEAR AFTER M-DAY.
BLUE: DEPOWERED ON M-DAY, BUT STILL ALIVE.
GREEN: NOT A MUTANT, AND CURRENTLY ALIVE.
ORANGE: SUPPOSEDLY DECEASED, BUT THERE’S SOME DOUBT.
PURPLE: CURRENTLY BADLY INJURED OR INCAPACITATED.
PINK: RESURRECTED WITH THE TECHNO-ORGANIC VIRUS AFTER HAVING BEEN KILLED. STATUS NOW UNCERTAIN.
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Aardwolf (Chon Li): Status as a mutant unconfirmed. Status after the Decimation unknown. Aardwolf, a Madripoor criminal and one time associate of Night Thrasher had the power to transform into a werewolf-like creature. He was never specified as a mutant, but was believed to have been one. It can only be speculated then, whether or not the Decimation would have affected him. Last Appearance: Night Thrasher (vol. 2) #4.
Abomination II (???, Morlock): Status after the Decimation unknown. This Morlock emerged from the sewers of Brooklyn to go on a rampage, only to be referred to as “Abomination“ by Magneto, who quickly subdued him by entangling him in girders. He has not been seen since. Last Appearance: Magneto (vol. 2) #1.
Absalom (???): Deceased. Absalom was an External with enhanced speed and strength, as well as bone spurs projecting from his body. He died when his life energy was drained by Selene. Last Appearance: X-Force (vol. 1) #54.
Abyss (Nils Styger): Lost his powers to the Decimation. This led Abyss to join the X-Cell terrorist organization in New York City. After having his powers of teleporting and an interdimensional portal within his chest restored by Quicksilver with the Terrigen Crystals, the restoration proved too unstable, and Nils imploded into his chest cavity, taking along with his fellow X-Cell members Fatale, and Reaper with him. Last Appearance: X-Factor (vol. 3) #20.
Adahm ???: Status after the Decimation unknown. Adahm was a telekinetic Quebecois mutant who could also fire mental blasts. He was last seen being kicked into a trash can by Batroc the Leaper. Last appearance: Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #139.
Adam-X (Adam Neramani aka Adam-X the X-Treme aka X-Treme): Retained his X-gene after the Decimation. Adam’s lineage is half-human mutant and half Shi’ar. While never revealed on page, Adam was to be the son of Emperor D’Ken and Kate Summers, half-brother to Cyclops and Havok. Adam’s power was that of a hematokinetic, or that he had the power to cause blood exposed to oxygen to ignite. He was last seen battling the Worthy-possessed Juggernaut in San Francisco. Last Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #542.
Aero (Melody Guthrie): Depowered on M-Day. Melody is currently living with her siblings on the Guthrie Family Farm in Kentucky after losing her power of flight after the Decimation. Last Appearance: X-Men (vol. 2) #203.
Agee, Rebecca: Status after the Decimation unknown. Rebecca was the sister of Dr. Aubree Agee, who was greatly disfigured in an attempt to turn her into a baseline human. Last appearance: Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #357.
Ahab (Rory Campbell): Not a mutant, but a human cyborg. Current whereabouts unknown. Ahab was last seen when he was sent into an alternate dimension by Mikhail Rasputin during “The Twelve” storyline, where he was working as Apocalypse’s Horseman, Famine. Last Appearance: X-Men (vol. 2) #97.
Ahmed ???: Status after the Decimation unknown. Ahmed was a telekinetic mutant with blue skin and four arms who was a member of Melek's tunnel-dwelling community under Mutant Town. He was last seen helping Melek shut off District X's electricity. Last appearance: District X #9.
Airhead (???): Believed to be a mutant, but never confirmed as one. Status after the Decimation unknown.Airhead had the power to inflate her head with something lighter than air that could help her to float. She was last seen being defeated by the Power Pack. Last Appearance: Power Pack (vol. 1) #32.
Alchemist I (???): Status after the Decimation unknown. The Alchemist was a decades- or even centuries-old mutant with the power to change substances into other substances, who fancied herself Britain's answer to Charles Xavier. She was last seen arrested after being winged by Harold Wisdom. Last appearance: Pryde and Wisdom #3.
Alchemist II (???): Deceased. This Alchemist was a mutant man whose touch could turn objects to gold. His corpse was being hunted for in Brazil, because his powers still worked, even after he was killed. Last Mentioned: Mystique #13.
Alchemy (Thomas Jones): Retained his powers to transmute matter to other base elements after M-Day, and was part of the 198 mutants living on the grounds of the Xavier Institute just after the Decimation. He was last seen in Brownfields, in the United Kingdom, . Last Appearance: X-Men: Legacy #14.
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Alex (Morlock) ???: Current status after M-Day unknown. Alex was an amorphous humanoid Morlock who could engulf foes like an amoeba. It is undetermined if he retained his powers after M-Day. Last Appearance: Ghost Rider (vol. 3) #9.
Alex (Project Purgatory) ???: Possibly deceased. Retained his powers after the Decimation. Alex is a member of Project Purgatory, a group aged from the “Inferno Babies”, a group of mutants who were originally kidnapped by N’astirh to be sacrificed in a demonic ritual, then rescued by X-Factor, then taken by Freedom Force and given to military scientists, who raised them in Limbo in the hopes that they would become a platoon of powerful mutant soldiers. Alex is a purple amorphous humanoid able to engulf foes like an amoeba and was last seen facing down the Elder Gods in Limbo. He is believed, however, to have been on a transport train with the survivors of Project Purgatory, that was destroyed by Cannonball in New Mutants (vol. 3) #21. Last Appearance: New Mutants (vol. 3) #21.
Alex ???: Deceased. Alex was a mutant telepath, killed the first time he used his secondary power of bio-blasts, at Empire State University, consumed by them. Last Mentioned: Chamber #4.
Alice ???: Current status unknown, likely deceased. Alice was a Genoshan mutate who was last seen apologizing to Prodigal after dropping a tray of his food. If she was still living in Genosha after surviving its civil war, and living there during Magneto’s reign when Cassandra Nova’s Sentinels attacked, she would likely have been killed in that massacre. Last appearance: X-Factor (vol. 1) #89.
Alistair ???: Current status after M-Day unknown. Alistair was a gargoyle-like mutant who was last seen turning down an offer from Beast and Iceman to come live at the Xavier Institute, instead choosing to live at the Museum of Oddities. Last Appearance: X-Men: First Class Special #1.
Alpha (aka Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant): Some would classify Alpha as a mutant, others a science-created mutate. Current status after the Decimation unknown. Alpha is believed to be living off the planet Earth. Alpha was a mutant created by Magneto, who would eventually deem himself to have evolved too far beyond life on Earth, and left to live among the stars. Last Appearance: Quasar #15.
Alphonse ???: Current status after the Decimation unknown. Alphonse was the human/catfish hybrid doorman at the Club Orleans, who was last seen being told off by his boss, Orlean Cooper. Last appearance: Gambit (vol. 4) #1.
Amalgam (??? Aka The Angel of Death): Current status after the Decimation unknown. Amalgam can permanently siphon and store the personality matrix and genetic code of another living being within her group mind. Last Appearance: Uncanny X-Men Annual (vol. 1) #16.
Amber ??? (Empire State University): Current status unknown after M-Day. Amber was a shapeshifting mutant attending Empire State University, and was last seen after smacking Chamber in the face. Last Appearance: Chamber #4.
Amber ??? (Academy X): Deceased. Amber’s powers were never specified. She was apparently the youngest student killed on the bus leaving Academy X by the Purifiers. Last Mentioned: New X-Men (vol. 2) #28.
Ames, Elsa: Lost her powers prior to the Decimation. Elsa was a French mutant born with gill slits in her neck that allowed her to survive underwater. When last seen Elsa had met and fell in love with a surface man and undergone and operation to close her gill slits and be able to live with him on the surface world. Unknown to her he had also undergone and operation to be able to survive with her underwater which would end up parting the two lovers forever. Last Appearance: Strange Tales (vol. 1) #41.
Aminedi (???): Deceased. This member of Desert Sword had the power to transform into air particles, and move at super-speed. He died of the Legacy Virus. Last Appearance: New Mutants (vol. 1) Annual #7.
Amp (Michelle ???): Current status after M-Day unknown. Michelle was a mutant with the power to project her emotions into others, but had yet to develop control over them. She was last seen leaving for Muir Island with a teenaged Siryn. Last Appearance: Wolverine: First Class #6.
Ampere (???): Status unknown after the Decimation. Ampere had the powers of energy and light projection, and was a member of the Circle of Pavane, a group of Transian mutants led by his father, who battled the Avengers. Last Appearance: Avengers (vol. 1) #377.
Amphibius (???): Amphibius is not a mutant, but a Savage Land Mutate created by Magneto who appears like a human/frog hybrid. He was last seen attacking Japanese sailing vessels with the Savage Land Mutates. Last Appearance: New Mutants (vol. 3) #10.
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Anaconda (Blanche Sitznski): Anaconda is not a mutant, but an altered human. She has enhanced strength, durability, the ability to breathe underwater, and extendable adamantium reinforced limbs that she can extend like snake coils. She was seemingly killed in Mr. X’s Bloodsport Tournament, but somehow survived and has resurfaced as a new member of the Six Pack. She was last seen being knocked out by Hope during an attempted bank robbery by the Serpent Society. Last Appearance: Avengers vs. X-Men #0.
Anais (???): Status unknown after M-Day. Anais was a metamorph who could shift forms into many animals, or appear as a human/animal hybrid with enhanced reflexes and a healing factor. She was one of the worshippers of Apocalypse who was seeking out Cyclops after “The Twelve” in the hopes she would be the new host for his essence. Last Appearance: X-Men: The Search for Cyclops #3.
Anarchist (Tike Alicar): Deceased. This member of X-Statix could produces blasts of acid, and was gunned down by helicopter gunships on their last mission, and has been revealed to have gone to Hell in the X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl miniseries. Last Appearance: X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #5.
Angel (Warren Worthington III aka Archangel): Angel currently has normal flesh-toned skin, his feathered wings, and an additional healing ability that, at the moment, has been shown able to resurrect dead animals, at the very least. While he is currently amnesiac, and attempting to regain his memory, his last romantic interest was Psylocke. He was last seen at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning being pulled into a portal created by the Bamfs. Last Appearance: Amazing X-Men (vol. 2) #1.
Angel Dust (Christine ???): Depowered on M-Day. Part of the Chicago Morlocks who had the power to chemically increase her adrenaline levels. Her mutant energy signature was revealed to be part of the Collective in New Avengers (vol. 1) #18. Last Appearance: Morlocks #4.
Annalee ???: Deceased. Annalee was one of the Morlocks and an empath. She was slain during the “Mutant Massacre” by Scalphunter. Last Appearance: Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #211.
Anne ???: Deceased. Anne was a member of the Purifiers, working for Rev. Stryker, who discovered she was a mutant on stage in front of him, when a psi-scan device he created to identify mutants gave her a nosebleed. As she begged him forgiveness, Stryker threw her off the stage of Madison Square Garden, and to her death. Last Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #5.
Anole (Victor Borkowski): Retained his powers at M-Day, retaining his enhanced dexterity, ability to walk on walls, elastic tongue, skin that can blend to his surroundings. It was recently discovered after Victor had his arm severed in Limbo that when Anole loses a limb, he has the power to have a stronger version of that limb grow back. He has had no romantic interests, and has revealed to his teammates (no small thanks to Rockslide) that he is gay. Anole was last seen with the Young Avengers, preparing an attempt to rescue Hulkling from Mother. Last Appearance: Young Avengers (vol. 2) #12.
Anteus (???): Believed Deceased. Retained his power to channel natural elemental energy into physical strength after the Decimation. Believed Deceased. Anteus was a member of the Neo, and was last seen in San Francisco, battling the Young X-Men. He was believed killed when the Evolutionaries disintregated all of the Neo. Last Appearance: Young X-Men #12.
Anti-Matter (Arlo Summers): Current status after M-Day unknown. Anti-Matter was one of many mutants to try out to be a member of X-Force. He appeared to be a skeleton sheathed by energy housed in some sort of containment suit. His powers were never further explained. It is unknown if he is in any way related to the more famous Summers line of mutants. Last Appearance: X-Force (vol. 1) #129.
Antonio ???: Deceased. The pyrokinetic boyfriend of Magma who lost his powers on M-Day and fell into a volcano the two were viewing while flying overhead, protected by their mutant powers. Last Appearance: X-Men: The 198 #1.
Ape (???): Deceased. Ape was one of the Morlocks who had a malleable molecular structure he could use to alter his physical form, and he was among the first mutants killed at the Neverland prison camp. Last Appearance: Weapon X (vol. 2) #5.
Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur): Believed deceased. Retained his powers after M-Day. He was defeated in that conflict. Apocalypse is a megamorph with the ability to heal from a single drop of blood, and can also discharge concussive energy blasts. He has access to Celestial technology, making him an even more formidable threat. Apocalypse apparently has taken to having himself cloned, and one of those clones was shot in the head and killed by Fantomex before it could develop a healing factor. While another clone, Genesis II, exists, it has been raised to believe it is not En Sabah Nur. Last Appearance: Uncanny X-Force #4.
Appraiser (???): Status unknown after M-Day. Appraiser had the mutant power to know a person or object's true worth. Last Appearance: Excalibur (vol. 2) #8.
Arceneaux, Emery James (aka Ultra-Zombie): Deceased. Arceneaux had the power to create an energy force field and energy blasts. He was shot and killed by New Orleans Detective Noreen Tanaka after Gambit convinced him to power down his force field and join Xavier’s school during an attempted bank robbery. His body would briefly be reanimated by his mother, Antoinelle in an attempt to gain vengeance. Last Appearance: Gambit (vol. 4) #9.
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