The Characters of X-Men


X-Men: The Original Characters "Sworn to protect the world that fears and hates mutants, these are the superheroes known as the X-Men"
Original X-Men
The Original Member of X-Men: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Archangel

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X-Men Intro(Anime Version)

The X-Men, a group of superhuman called mutants that was organized and founded by Professor Charles Xavier. His aim why he organized this mutants: First, to train mutants how to control and use of their superhuman powers, and secondly, to serve as combat team that will defend humanity against attacks by other powerful mutants aside from them who use their powers for evil purposes, as well as against other threats. The identities of the X-Men are unknown to the people. In their civilian identities the X-Men are just official students or alumni on Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. The School, where the X-Men are based is in Charles Xavier's mansion at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York. The Mansion serves as the X-Men's base of operations, training center, and quarters. The true identities of two of the X-Men's founding members, the Angel and the Beast, become public known, they have apparently managed somehow to conceal the fact that they attended Xavier's school from public awareness. Each member of the X-Men is a superhuman mutant. There have been exceptions, such as the Mimic, who could duplicate the superhuman powers of mutants, and Longshot, artificially created, genetically engineered humanoid from another dimensional world...


REAL NAME: Nathan Christopher Charles Summers
KNOWN ALIASES: Nathan Dayspring Askani'son
OCCUPATION: (current) Adventurer, (former) freedom fighter, United States government agent, mercenary, combat instructor for X-Force
LEGAL STATUS: Wanted as an outlaw by U.S. authorities
PLACE OF BIRTH: Unrevealed location in the 20th Century United States
KNOWN RELATIVES: Scott Summers (Cyclops, father), Madelyne Pryor-Summers (mother), Jean Grey (Phoenix, stepmother), Alexander Summers (Havok, uncle), Christopher Summers (Corsair, grandfather), Elaine Grey (grandmother), Sara Grey (aunt, deceased), Philip Summers (great-grandfather), Deborah Summers (great-grandmother), Gailyn and Joey (cousins), Jenskot (Aliya, wife, deceased), Tyler (Genesis, son, deceased)

The man known as Cable was born to Scott Summers, the X-Men known as Cyclops, and his then-wife Madelyne Pryor. Soon after Nathan was born, Scott's first love, Jean Grey, returned after being believed dead. Scott left Madelyne and baby Nathan, whom Madelyne had left in the care of relatives so that she could journey with the X-Men. After Madelyne and the X-Men were believed to be killed in Dallas by the Adversary (they were actually relocated to Australia and made invisible to sensory equipment by Roma), Scott retrieved his son and returned with him to his new team, X-Factor.

Madelyne was captured by the being known as Mister Sinister who revealed her true history to her. Madelyne was a clone of Jean Grey that Sinister created to seduce Scott Summers and produce a child that Sinister would control. Pryor became aware of her latent telekinetic and telepathic abilities, and became the Goblin Queen. The Goblin Queen, in an effort to keep a portal between Earth and the demon-infested dimension of Limbo open, kidnapped baby Nathan to use as a sacrifice. Nathan was rescued by a combined effort of the X-Men and X-Factor, and Pryor was believed to be killed by Jean Grey (a representation of Madelyne has since returned to life, but as of now Cable and Cyclops are unaware of this fact).

Soon after his rescue, Nathan was infected with a techno-organic virus by Apocalypse. As the virus spread through Nathan's body, threatening to turn Nathan into a body of liquid metal and organic steel, a member of the Clan Askani appeared from 2000 years in the future to Cyclops, saying Nathan would become a savior in their time, and that the Clan would cure him of the virus. Choosing to save his son's life, believing that he would never see him again, Cyclops agreed, and Nathan was taken 2000 years into an alternate future.

In this future, Nathan was raised to be the Askani'son who was promised to rid the future world of the rule of Apocalypse and the New Canaanites. Mother Askani created a clone of Nathan since she believed that Nathan would not survive due to the techno-organic virus which was consuming him. The clone was stolen by the Canaanites who were unaware that a clone had been made, and grew to become the madman known as Stryfe. Nathan was raised by two people who called themselves Slym and Redd, who were actually the newly married Cyclops and Phoenix whose souls had traveled into the future and inhabited new bodies. During this time, Nathan discovered how to use his telekinetic abilities to hold back the techno-organic virus, but the virus had already spread to the left side of his body, giving it a cybernetic appearance. After the teenage Nathan used his powers to defeat Apocalypse, Cyclops and Phoenix's souls returned to their own time.

During his time in the future, Nathan met and married Aliya, a member of Clan Askani, whose clan name was Jenskot in honor of Cyclops and Phoenix. Together they had a son, Tyler. Soon after, Aliya was killed and Tyler was taken by Stryfe and brainwashed into doing his bidding. In an incident to save hostages, Cable was forced to shoot his own son, who managed to survive.

As part of his mission as the Askani'son, Cable returned to the 20th century to foil the plans of Apocalypse and Stryfe, who had also returned to that time and formed the Mutant Liberation Front. Nathan, now calling himself Cable, formed a mercenary group called the Wild Pack, later known as the Six Pack, which included the future X-Force member known as Domino.

After the Six Pack was decimated in an assault on one of Stryfe's hidden bases, Cable, greatly injured, returned to the future. In the future Cable discovered records that stated Sam Guthrie, the New Mutant known as Cannonball, existed into at least the 23rd century. Cable believed Sam Guthrie would be the next in a group of immortal mutants known as Externals. Cable returned to the present to take command of the New Mutants and guide Guthrie's ascension into the Externals.

Cable reorganized the New Mutants into a strike force called X-Force and led them into battle against such foes as Stryfe, who had also traveled to the 20th century.

Stryfe attempted to assassinate Professor Charles Xavier and, believing himself the real son of Cyclops, kidnapped Cyclops and Phoenix in retaliation for their supposedly abandonment of him as an infant, taking them to his base on the moon. During the rescue of Cyclops and Phoenix, Cable and Stryfe fell into a temporal rift, and both were believed to be destroyed.

Cable survived the rift, but Stryfe's body was destroyed and his consciousness entered Cable's body, where it currently remains. For a time Stryfe's consciousness dominated Cable's, but Cable has since regained control. Cable returned to the present and to X-Force, giving them an explanation of who he is. It was revealed soon after that Cable is indeed the son that Scott had sent into the future, and Stryfe was the clone. Cable and Cyclops have since reconciled.

After this time, Cable experienced a marked increase in his telekinetic abilities, and the reemergence of his latent telepathic abilities. As a result, Cable began to lose more of his body to the techno-organic virus. As a result of the entity known as Onslaught hampering all psionic ability, Cable was beginning to succumb to the techno-organic virus, but was healed by his own willpower and the assistance of the young Franklin Richards.

KNOWN SUPERHUMAN POWERS: Cable is a mutant whose physical attributes have been enhanced to superhuman levels. His principal mutant powers are his vast telepathic and telekinetic abilities. He can employ the latter to levitate objects and to create protective force shields. He must continually employ his telekinetic powers to prevent the techno-organic virus from affecting the rest of his body. His techno-organic left arm and shoulder possess even greater strength than his entirely organic ones. Cable's techno-organic right eye can see into the infrared portion of the spectrum.

OTHER ABILITIES: Cable is a highly accomplished warrior and battle strategist, highly adept in multiple forms of hand-to-hand combat and in the uses of many kinds of weaponry, both of the 20th and 40th Centuries.

Mister Sinister

Real Name: Dr. Nathaniel Essex
Occupation: Geneticist
Identity: Secret
Legal Status: As Essex, citizen of England during the 1800s in poor standing with his scientific peers
Other Aliases: None known
Place of Birth: 19th-century London, England

Nathaniel Essex was a biologist in Victorian England who developed advanced theories on human evolution. A geneticist of unparalleled genius, he foresaw the coming mutations that would transform mankind. However, his unorthodox experiments resulted in his ouster from the Royal Society and caused his wife to shun him. These rejections led him to ally himself with Apocalypse, an immortal mutant who has witnessed virtually the whole of human history. Apocalypse transformed Essex into the ageless being known as Mr. Sinister.

Sinister has conducted numerous experiments in his time. He operated an obstetrics clinic in New York in the late 19th century and performed side research on society's deviants. As Dr. Essex, he influenced the work of Herbert Wyndham, the man who became the High Evolutionary.

Sinister plotted the course of certain gene pools for more than a century, discovering that the combination of Scott Summers' and Jean Grey's traits would produce a mutant of incredible power. The future Cyclops was brought to Sinister's orphanage in Nebraska, and the geneticist collected a blood sample from the girl who would come to be known as Phoenix to confirm his findings. Sinister used that sample when Jean died to create a clone, Madelyne Pryor, who later became the evil Goblin Queen.

Following up on his genetic pursuits, Sinister set in motion the so-called "Mutant Massacre." A community of mutants who considered themselves outcasts from society, the Morlocks lived in tunnels under New York City. Sinister's Marauders annihilated the Morlocks because he considered them genetically useless.

Sinister first fought the X-Men during the "Inferno" crisis, an invasion of demon mutants he helped create. He sometimes aids Charles Xavier's team, but for his own reasons. Sinister helped Gambit save the savage Sabretooth's life, and assisted the X-Man again when he became trapped in the 19th century; took in the mutant Threnody and provided her with devices to control her energy releases; and returned Courier, a messenger with the ability to control every molecule in his body, to a more human state. In almost every case, however, Sinister exacts a price very costly to the soul.

When the High Evolutionary activated a satellite that stripped all Homo superior of their mutations, Essex, who had come to support his student's work, revealed himself as Sinister and modified the beam to mutate every human on Earth, hoping to create an entire planet of lab subjects. Soon after, the mysterious Neo attacked many of Sinister's facilities.

Known superhuman powers: A brilliant biologist and geneticist, experimented on himself and acquired superhuman powers, namely the ability of mind control - so strong, that even Professor X could not neutralize him - and being invisible to forms of electronic detection. However, he also lost his sanity in his process, and began to hallucinate of a Lord Apocalypse, who "ordered" him to kill mutants. In that respect, he seems similar to Norman Bates of the famous Psycho film. After shooting several young mutants (possibly Marrow, Maggott, Synch and another unidentified one),he failed to kill Jean Paul Berbier and tried to kill the X-Men, but was incapicitated by Rogue and imprisoned in the Triskelion of the Ultimates.

Doctor Strange : The Sorcerer Supreme

Real name: Stephen Strange
Occupation: Sorcerer Supreme, retired surgeon
Identity: Publicly known, though the world at large believes him to be no more than an eccentric occult authority
Legal status: Citizen of the United States, with no criminal record.
Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Group affiliation: Defenders

Stephen Strange was a brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon whose career was cut short when a car accident resulted in nerve damage to his hands. Thereafter, he was unable even to hold a scalpel. Hoping for a miracle, a despondent Strange traveled to the Himalayas to seek the counsel of the Ancient One, a Tibetan sorcerer. As the Ancient One's guest, Strange learned the sorcerer's pupil Baron Mordo was plotting to kill his mentor. Trying to warn the Ancient One of his student's treachery, Strange was discovered by Mordo and mystically restrained.

Witnessing Mordo's power and discovering his murderous intent shocked the jaded Strange into a realization of evil's true nature and the need to combat its forces. The Ancient One freed Strange from Mordo's spell and revealed he had known his student's treacherous plans all along. Having peered into Strange's soul, the sorcerer saw his potential for great goodness and power, and adopted him as his disciple. When Strange's studies with the Ancient One ended, he returned to New York. Though the world at large believes he is no more than an eccentric occult authority, Dr. Strange has inherited from his mentor the mantle of Earth's Sorcerer Supreme.

When the Omegatron threatened the planet, Dr. Strange joined forces with the Hulk and Namor the Sub-Mariner to defeat the ultimate computer. Thereafter, the loose-knit band of Defenders would unite periodically, coming together to oppose threats to humanity.

Known Powers: Dr. Strange can call upon a great many magical spells, including incantations enabling him to cast illusions and hurl mystical bolts. He wears a cloak of levitation that grants him the power of flight and wields the Eye of Agamotto, which allows him to see through illusions and read minds. Also, he possesses a wide array or arcane texts, artifacts, books and relics.