At the time of this writing, the X-Men movie franchise includes seven films, spans fourteen years, and includes over a hundred characters from the vast and ever-growing Marvel database. Of those characters appearing onscreen, 64 of them are mutants; some were pulled directly from the pages of the popular comics, some were merely inspired by their comic counterparts, while others were created specifically for the X-Men movie (or TV) universe.

We’ve gone through all seven X-Men films and compiled an exhaustive list of every mutant who has made an appearance in the last fourteen years – whether it be a main role, secondary role or as a background character. They’re all here, listed in alphabetical order. Remember, the descriptions listed are for the character’s role in the MOVIE UNIVERSE and not the COMIC UNIVERSE, so there will be some variations in the canon with which you might already be familiar.

Take a look and see if there are any you missed while watching – and in case it isn’t already assumed, this post will contain MASSIVE SPOILERS

Character Quicklinks

Agent Zero

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Real Name: David North

Actor Name: Daniel Henney

Powers/Attributes: Impact Absorption, Marksmanship, Enhanced Reflexes

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Zero was General William Stryker’s right-hand man and the leader of Team X. He was killed by Logan in a fiery helicopter crash caused by Wolverine’s newly acquired adamantium claws.

Angel

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Real Name: Warren Worthington III

Actor Name: Ben Foster

Powers/Attributes: Natural Winged-Flight

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

As a kid, Warren struggled with his body’s mutation – large bird-like wings attached to his back – but as an adult he grew to accept it. His father, Warren Worthington II, was ashamed of his son’s appearance and attempted to cure him – until Angel escaped.

Anole/Lizard Man

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Real Name: Victor Borkowski

Actor Name: Lloyd Adams

Powers/Attributes: Reptilian-like Climbing Ability, Superhuman Agility/Strength

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Victor is a member of the outcast group of mutants known as The Omegas. He eventually teamed up with Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants attack on Alcatraz to destroy the mutant cure – which turned out to be a bad move on his part, since he was ultimately cured and lost his mutant abilities.

Apocalypse

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Real Name: En Sabah Nur

Actor Name: Brendan Pedder

Powers/Attributes: Complete Molecular Control of His Body, Telepathy, Telekinesis

Films: X-Men: Days of Future Past

En Sabah Nur is seen being worshipped by thousands in ancient Egypt as he builds the pyramids using his impressive powers of telekinesis, while his four horsemen look on.

Arclight

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Real Name: Philippa Sontag

Actor Name: Omahyra Mota

Powers/Attributes: Produces Concussive Shockwaves

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Philippa is a member of the outcast group of mutants known as The Omegas. She is vaporized by The Phoenix while fleeing Alcatraz after raiding it with Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants in an attempt to destroy the mutant cure.

Artie Maddicks

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Real Name: Artie Maddicks

Actor Name: Bryce Hodgson

Powers/Attributes: Blue-forked Tongue

Films: X2: X-Men United

Artie is a student at the Xavier Institute, until General Stryker’s attack force kidnaps him. He is later rescued by Nightcrawler and carried to safety by Wolverine, while sticking his mutated tongue out at Stryker – his signature move.

Ash Man

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Real Name: Unknown

Actor Name: Mark Helfrich

Powers/Attributes: Molten Lava-Like Skin, Spew Volcanic Ash

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Ash joined in on the raid on Alcatraz with Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants. He appears to have a volatile attitude to go along with his fiery mutant ability.

Azazel

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Real Name: Unknown

Actor Name: Jason Flemyng

Powers/Attributes: Teleportation, Prehensile Tail

Films: X-Men: First Class

As a member of the Hellfire Club, Azazel was Sebastian Shaw’s most trusted and deadliest enforcer – for good reason. His skills with a blade were virtually unparalleled and his could teleport large objects (including groups of people) great distances with ease. He died while attacking Bolivar Trask’s operation, Project Wideawake.

Banshee

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Real Name: Sean Cassidy

Actor Name: Caleb Landry Jones

Powers/Attributes: Supersonic Screams, Sonic Blast, Flight

Films: X-Men: First Class

Cassidy was one of the first mutants to join Charles Xavier’s and Erik Lensherr’s School for Gifted Youngsters. He died sometime between the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and the Magneto’s escape from the Pentagon in 1973, presumably during Project Wideawake.

Beast

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Real Name: Henry “Hank” McCoy

Actor Name: Steve Bacic, Kelsey Grammer, Nicholas Hoult

Powers/Attributes: Genius-Level Intellect, Superhuman Strength/Agility/Rage while Morphed

Films: X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past

In his early years, Hank served as Professor Xavier’s most trusted friend and dedicated right-hand man. In his later years, he served as a reasonable voice of mutants everywhere to the US Government and the general public.

Bishop

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Real Name: Luca Bishop

Actor Name: Omar Sy

Powers/Attributes: Energy Absorption

Films: X-Men: Days of Future Past

In the year 2023, Bishop is fighting for survival along side of the remaining members of the X-Men. With the help of Shadowcat, his conscious is able to travel back a few days in time to warn his fellow mutants of the incoming Sentinel attack – ensuring they live a few days longer.

Blink

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Real Name: Clarice Ferguson

Actor Name: Fan Bingbing

Powers/Attributes: Teleportation Portals

Films: X-Men: Days of Future Past

In the future fight for mutant survival, it’s possible that Clarice’s ability – to create portals that link one area with a different area – could prove to be the most powerful. With her gifts, the X-Men can fight from miles away or she can send the enemies to a completely different location altogether.

The Blob

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Real Name: Fred Dukes

Actor Name: Kevin Durand

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Strength, Nearly Indestructible, Rubbery Skin

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Dukes was part of Stryker’s Team X during the early-seventies and proved a vital part of the team using his superhuman strength and virtually impenetrable skin. Years (and several hundred pounds) later, he would be coaxed (read: head butted) by Wolverine into revealing the location of Stryker’s secret testing facility.

Bolt

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Real Name: Christopher Bradley

Actor Name: Dominic Monaghan

Powers/Attributes: Manipulation of Static Electricity

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Bradley was a member of William Stryker’s Team X – a group of men who used their abilities for military purposes. After the group disbanded, Victor Creed (under the orders of Stryker) visited Bradley and killed him for his DNA, which would be used in the creation of Weapon XI.

Callisto

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Real Name: Unknown

Actor Name: Dania Ramirez

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Speed/Agility, Ability to Sense Mutant’s Presence/Location/Ability

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Callisto is the leader of The Omegas – a group of outcast mutants that band together to defend themselves from human oppression. She accepts Magneto as her leader and convinces her group to join forces with the Brotherhood of Mutants to attack Alcatraz.

Colossus

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Real Name: Peter Rasputin

Actor Name: Daniel Cudmore

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Strength, Able to Transform His Skin into Organic Metal

Films: X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Peter has been both a student at Professor Xavier’s school and a valuable member of the X-Men team. While his organic metal skin is virtually indestructible, it apparently it isn’t completely tear resistant – Sentinels rip him apart in the year 2023.

Cyclops

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Real Name: Scott Summers

Actor Name: James Marsden, Tim Pocock

Powers/Attributes: Emits Beams of Concussive Force from His Eyes

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past

After being kidnapped by Victor Creed, then rescued by Wolverine and Charles Xavier, Summers would become the tactical leader of the X-Men – until his untimely demise at the hands of The Phoenix. Because of his intimate relationship with Jean Grey, his professional relationship with Logan has always been a bit…gruff.

Cypher

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Real Name: Douglas Ramsey

Actor Name: Layke Anderson

Powers/Attributes: Omni-lingual Translation

Films: X2: X-Men United

Ramsey is seen briefly as a student in Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.

Darwin

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Real Name: Armando Muñoz

Actor Name: Edi Gathegi

Powers/Attributes: Reactive Evolution

Films: X-Men: First Class

Armando was one of first mutants to be recruited into Xavier and Lensherr’s team – and unfortunately, the very first to die. His body’s ability to adapt for survival in any situation didn’t do him any good when Sebastian Shaw shoved a ball of energy into his mouth.

Deadpool

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Real Name: Wade Wilson

Actor Name: Ryan Reynolds

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Strength/Agility/Reflexes, Expert Marksman/Swordsman

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Wade was a quick-swinging, fast-talking, mercenary member of Stryker’s Team X. While he’s extremely good with a blade, he’s also extremely good at getting on Stryker’s nerves – which is probably why he was used as the test subject in Stryker’s Weapon X program.

Deathstrike

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Real Name: Yuriko Oyama

Actor Name: Kelly Hu

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Strength/Agility, Martial Arts Expert, Adamantium Claws in Her Finger Tips

Films: X2: X-Men United

Once a prisoner, then a test subject, and finally a deadly mercenary for Colonel Stryker, Deathstrike met her match (and her fate) while fighting Wolverine in Stryker’s secret underground test facility.

Emma

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Real Name: Emma Silverfox

Actor Name: Tahyna Tozzi

Powers/Attributes: Indestructible Diamond Skin

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Stryker kidnapped Emma and held her as collateral until her sister Kayla tricked Logan into becoming his adamantium guinea pig. Though she has the ability to turn her skin diamond-hard, she is not and does not become Emma Frost, The White Queen.

Emma Frost/The White Queen

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Real Name: Emma Frost

Actor Name: January Jones

Powers/Attributes: Telepathy, Indestructible Diamond Skin

Films: X-Men: First Class

Flea

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Real Name: Unknown

Actor Name: Luke Pohl

Powers/Attributes: Unknown

Films: X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand

Flea is an original character created for the X-Men Movie Universe. It can be assumed, since he is a student at the Xavier Institute, that he has some form of mutant ability – though that ability was never revealed.

Gambit

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Real Name: Remy LeBeau

Actor Name: Taylor Kitsch

Powers/Attributes: Turns the Potential Energy of Any Object into Explosive Kinetic Energy

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Remy is a Cajun with a penchant for gambling and fighting – though for two years he did neither as a prisoner of Colonel Stryker’s Weapon X program. Typically a loner who only helped himself escape, he redeems himself by helping Logan break into the weapons facility on Three Mile Island to rescue the remaining hostages.

Glob Herman

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Real Name: Robert Herman

Actor Name: Clayton Watmough

Powers/Attributes: Skin is Made of Bio-Paraffin Wax

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Glob (not to be confused with The Blob) is a member of The Omegas and helps with the assault on Alcatraz Island – until he was shot with the mutant cure, which left him more useless than he was as a human candle with see-thru skin.

Havok

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Real Name: Alex Summers

Actor Name: Lucas Till

Powers/Attributes: Ability to Absorb Cosmic Energy and Hurl it as Red Energy Bursts

Films: X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Alex was just a murderous teenager in prison when Charles Xavier and Eric Lehnsherr recruited him into their team in 1962. His brashness helped Sebastian Shaw kill fellow teammate Darwin after he attacked Shaw with his energy bursts. Eleven years later he would serve in the military during Vietnam as part of a US Black Ops all-mutant team.

Iceman

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Real Name: Bobby Drake

Actor Name: Shawn Ashmore

Powers/Attributes: Able to Generate Sub-Freezing Temperatures

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Bobby begins his journey as just a student at the Xavier Institute and eventually starts a romantic relationship with Marie D’Ancanto (a.k.a. “Rogue”) in the original timeline – though after her death sometime between the attack on Alcatraz Island and rise of the Sentinels in 2023, he starts a relationship with Kitty Pryde.

Ink

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Real Name: Eric Gitter

Actor Name: Gregg Lowe

Powers/Attributes: Gains Powers through the Tattoos on His Body

Films: X-Men: Days of Future Past

From serving in the US Black Ops all-mutant team in Vietnam in 1973, to becoming a prisoner shuffling around in a mutant internment camp in 2023, Gitter has seen and done many atrocities. Though he has the Phoenix Force tattoo over his right eye (which supposedly grants him power similar to that of the Phoenix) and lightning bolts on his head (which reportedly give him the ability to read minds), the one he uses to escape Stryker and Trask’s men is the bio-hazard symbol – which makes people violently ill.

Jean Grey

 

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Real Name: Jean Grey

Actor Name: Famke Janssen, Haley Ramm

Powers/Attributes: Telepathy, Telekinesis

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Dr. Grey was recruited by Xavier and Lehnsherr in the eighties because they both knew how powerful a mutant she could become serving as the host vessel for the Phoenix Force. Though she was in a relationship with Cyclops, that didn’t stop her from flirting or having feelings for Wolverine – who would eventually kill her.

John Wraith

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Real Name: John Wraith

Actor Name: Will.i.am

Powers/Attributes: Teleportation

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

John joined Stryker’s Team X in the early seventies but, unlike Victor Creed (who stayed loyal to the team) left due to a conflict of conscious he experienced during the team’s illegal activities. While helping Logan locate Stryker’s secret testing facility he got into a fight with Victor, who would eventually snap his spine.

Jones

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Real Name: Unknown

Actor Name: Connor Widdows

Powers/Attributes: Technopathy

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Jones (it’s unknown if this is his first or last name) is a student at the Xavier Institute and was almost kidnapped by Stryker’s forces when they invaded the X-Mansion. He has the power to control electronics, which he typically displays by blinking to change the channels on the TV – like a typical teenager.

Jubilee

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Real Name: Jubilation Lee

Actor Name: Katrina Florece, Kea Wong

Powers/Attributes: Ability to Project Electric Charges from Her Hands

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand

Jubilee is a student at the Xavier Institute who is kidnapped by Stryker’s forces and taken to his secret testing facility at Alkali Lake, where she is eventually rescued by the other X-Men.

Juggernaut

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Real Name: Cain Marko

Actor Name: Vinnie Jones

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Strength/Endurance/Durability

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Marko was a mercenary who was captured and imprisoned by the US Military in a rolling prison, along with Mystique and other dangerous mutants. After being freed by Magneto he joins the Brotherhood and attacks Alcatraz Island in an attempt to destroy the source of the cure but is outwitted by Shadowcat.

Leech

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Real Name: Jimmy

Actor Name: Cameron Bright

Powers/Attributes: Ability to Neutralize Other’s Mutant Powers

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Jimmy’s unique mutation was being taken from his DNA by Warrington Labs and used as the source of the mutant cure. Magneto planned on using his Brotherhood of Mutants to attack Jimmy at Alcatraz Island but was unsuccessful thanks to the X-Men, specifically Kitty Pryde, who helped him escape.

Magneto

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Real Name: Erik Lehnsherr

Actor Name: Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner, Brett Morris

Powers/Attributes: Mental Control of All Metals Using Magentism

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Erik’s powers first showed themselves as a young boy living in a Nazi concentration camp in 1944. Sebastian Shaw attempted to exploit those powers by killing Erik’s mother – when caused them to manifest themselves completely. Throughout his life, Magneto would be good friends, archenemies, and then reluctant partners with Charles Xavier. The two rarely saw eye-to-eye when it came to human-mutant interactions but both fought for the survival of their species.

Multiple Man

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Real Name: James Madrox

Actor Name: Eric Dane

Powers/Attributes: Can Create Duplicates of Himself

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

James is both a thief and an extremely loyal member of Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants – to the point where he created hundreds of copies of himself to trick the invading US military so the Brotherhood could escape.

Mutant 143

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Real Name: Jason Stryker

Actor Name: Michael Reid McKay, Keeley Purvis

Powers/Attributes: Can Create Powerful and Complex Telepathic Illusions

Films: X2: X-Men United, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Jason’s father, Colonel William Stryker, was so ashamed of his son’s mutant ability that he ordered him locked up at his secret weapon’s facility, lobotomized, then uses him to attack Professor Xavier and all mutant kind. It’s assumed that he died when Dark Cerebro collapses around him during the rescue mission the X-Men staged for Professor X .

Mystique

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Real Name: Raven Darkholme

Actor Name: Rebecca Romijn, Jennifer Lawrence, Morgan Lily

Powers/Attributes: Shapeshifting, Expert Fighter

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Even though she was once recruited by Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr as an original member of their X Team, Raven has always leaned towards Erik’s way of thinking when it came to interacting with humans – she felt herself above them as she has evolved into a superior life form. Even though she would eventually become Magneto’s loyal second-in-command, that didn’t keep him from trying to kill her or leave her for dead twice.

Nightcrawler

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Real Name: Kurt Wagner

Actor Name: Alan Cumming

Powers/Attributes: Teleportation, Prehensile Tail, Superhuman Agility

Films: X2: X-Men United

Once a performer in a traveling circus, Kurt comes under the influence of the mind-controlling fluid created by Colonel Stryker using his son Jason’s spinal fluid and almost succeeds in killing the President of the United States. He has a meek demeanor, but hero’s attitude, as he saves several X-Men’s lives in an attempt to rescue Professor Xavier from Stryker’s secret base at Alkali Lake.

Phat

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Real Name: William Reilly

Actor Name: Via Saleaumua, Richard Yee

Powers/Attributes: Can Control His Body Mass

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Reilly attended the meeting held by Magneto to rally mutants against the cure and helped attack Alcatraz Island.

Phoenix

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Real Name: Jean Grey

Actor Name: Famke Janssen

Powers/Attributes: Telepathy, Telekinesis

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

The Phoenix is the dark side of Jean Grey’s powers. It’s so powerful that she can vaporize groups of people instantaneously by exploding them on the molecular level. In this state, she’s more powerful than anyone on Earth, including Professor X (whom she kills), and, while manipulated by Magneto, assists in the attacking of Alcatraz Island – until Wolverine stops her by stabbing her.

Professor X

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Real Name: Charles Xavier

Actor Name: Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Laurence Belcher

Powers/Attributes: Telepathy, Genius-Level Intellect

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Charles’ powers began to manifest themselves when he was only nine and continued to develop them into young adulthood. So great were his powers of telepathy and mind control that he could freeze people in place, take over their bodies and communicate mentally from virtually anywhere – on Earth, he has no rivals. Throughout his life he had an often violent, on again-off again friendship with Erik Lehnsherr, with whom he rarely saw eye-to-eye on matters regarding mutants.

Psylocke

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Real Name: Elizabeth Braddock

Actor Name: Mei Melançon

Powers/Attributes: Shadow Teleportation

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Elizabeth has the unique ability to teleport through any object’s shadow to another shadow – it’s assumed this is how she escaped being vaporized by the Phoenix during the raid on Alcatraz Island, along with other members of the Omegas.

Pyro

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Real Name: John Allerdyce

Actor Name: Alex Burton, Aaron Stanford

Powers/Attributes: Fire Manipulation

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand

John started off as a confused teenager attending the Xavier Institute learning to control both his hate for normal humans and powers under Professor X’s tutelage. However, Magneto would exploit that hate to serve his own purposes. Proving that opposites attract, he found an archrival in Bobby Drake, “Iceman”.

 Quicksilver

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Real Name: Peter Maximoff

Actor Name: Evan Peters

Powers/Attributes: Superspeed

Films: X-Men: Days of Future Past

While a teenager living in 1973, Logan enlists the help of young Maximoff to break Magneto out of his plastic prison deep beneath the Pentagon – and help he does. If it weren’t for Peter’s quick actions, the group of rescuers would likely have been killed.

Quill

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Real Name: Maxwell Jordan

Actor Name: Ken Leung

Powers/Attributes: Sharp Retractable Spikes on His Head

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Jordan is a violent member of the Omegas and helps Magneto’s Brotherhood attack Alcatraz Island. He’s vaporized by the Phoenix while trying to escape but not before murdering Dr. Kavita Rao, who helped create the cure.

Riptide

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Real Name: Janos Quested

Actor Name: Álex González

Powers/Attributes: Able to Produce Tornados from His Hands

Films: X-Men: First Class

Originally a member of Sebastian Shaw’s Hellfire Club, Janos became one of the first members of Brotherhood in 1962 after Shaw died at the hands of Magneto. He would eventually fall victim to Bolivar Trask’s experiments during Project Wideawake.

Rogue

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Real Name: Marie D’Ancanto

Actor Name: Anna Paquin

Powers/Attributes: Life and Mutant Power Absorption from Others

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past

While on the run and scared, Marie would first meet Logan in Canada, then soon after ended up at the Xavier Institute where she couldn’t quite shake the feeling of being an outcast and simply longed to be a normal human. Unfortunately, Magneto would try to use her abilities to help mutate millions against their will. She winds up voluntarily taking the cure.

 Sabretooth

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Real Name: Victor Creed

Actor Name: Tyler Mane, Liev Schreiber, Michael James Olsen

Powers/Attributes: Enhanced Strength/Speed/Reflexes/Durability, Increased Healing Ability, Razor Sharp Claws

Films: X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Creed is Logan’s half-brother and for well over 100 hundred years they were best friends and comrades-in-arms, fighting in nearly every major conflict – that is, until they joined Stryker’s Team X after Vietnam and parted ways. Creed became Stryker’s enforcer, kidnapping other mutants to “steal” their abilities for Stryker’s experiments. Later in his life he would become more animalistic but remain in the enforcer role, this time for Magneto.

Sebastian Shaw

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Real Name: Dr. Shaw Klaus Schmidt

Actor Name: Charles Siegel, Kevin Bacon

Powers/Attributes: Energy Absorption

Films: X-Men: First Class

Shaw first meet a young Erik Lehnsherr when he was running mutant experts at a Nazi concentration camp. Years later he, as the leader of the Hellfire Club, he would meet him again and be stopped by a now grown Magneto during the Cuban Missile Crisis – which he masterminded.

Shadowcat

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Real Name: Katherine “Kitty” Pryde

Actor Name: Sumela Kay, Katie Stuart, Ellen Page

Powers/Attributes: Phasing

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Once just a student at the Xavier Institute, Kitty grew to become a pivotal and highly important member of the X-Men team. She would also play a crucial role in all mutants’ survival. Without her ability to “phase” a person’s consciousness (specifically Wolverine) back in time, the Sentinels would have surely wiped everyone out.

Silver Fox

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Real Name: Kayla Silverfox

Actor Name: Lynn Collins

Powers/Attributes: Tactile Hypnotic Mind Control

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Kayla entered Logan’s life soon after he left Stryker’s Team X and the two fell in love – though it would turn out to be a ruse, as Stryker was holding Kayla’s sister, Emma, hostage in order to force Kayle to do his bidding. She eventually turns against Stryker and helps Logan rescue all the mutants being held at the test facility.

Siryn

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Real Name: Theresa Cassidy

Actor Name: Shauna Kain

Powers/Attributes: Sonic Screams

Films: X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand

Using her high-pierced screams, Siryn alerted the rest of the students at the Xavier Institute to Stryker’s raid on the compound.

Spyke

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Real Name: Unknown

Actor Name: Lance Gibson

Powers/Attributes: Produce and Hurl Bone Spikes from His Wrists

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

It’s clear by his fight (and subsequent loss to Wolverine) that Spyke was a member of Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants but it’s assumed, not verified, that he was a member of the Omegas as well.

Stepford Cuckoos

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Real Name: Celeste Cuckoo, Irma Cuckoo, Phoebe Cuckoo

Actor Name: Unknown

Powers/Attributes: Telepathy

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

These three sisters are students at the Xavier Institute and are almost never apart. The magnitude of their mutant telepathic power increases the closer they are to each other.

Storm

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Real Name: Ororo Munroe

Actor Name: Halle Berry

Powers/Attributes: Weather Manipulation, Flight

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last StandX-Men: Days of Future Past

 

Sunspot

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Real Name: Roberto DaCosta

Actor Name: Adan Canto

Powers/Attributes: Can Absorb Solar Energy, Flight, Infrared Radiation Blasts

Films: X-Men: Days of Future Past

DaCosta, along with his X-Men teammates, is simply trying to survive another day in 2023. Even though he is a mutant with a powerful ability, he is unable to significantly damage or even survive an attack by the Mystique DNA-enhanced Sentinels of the future.

 

Tempest

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Real Name: Angel Salvadore

Actor Name: Zoë Kravitz

Powers/Attributes: Insect-style Winged Flight, Acid Projectile Vomit

Films: X-Men: First Class

Before Angel was killed during Project Wideawake, before she had an aerial battle with Banshee, before she aligned herself with the Hellfire Club after joining Xavier and Lehnsherr’s mutant team, she was a stripper in the sixties…so she had that going for her.

 Toad

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Real Name: Mortimer Toynbee

Actor Name: Ray Park, Evan Jonigkeit

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Leaping Ability/Agility/Dexterity, 13 Foot Prehensile Tongue

Films: X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past

As a young kid, Mortimer was held captive at Stryker’s test facility until Wolverine broke him out. As a teenager serving on an all-mutant military team in Vietnam, he was kept from being one of Trask’s experiments by an intervening Mystique. He would eventually join Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants, then killed by Storm – because lightning has the same effect on a toad that it does everything else.

Vanisher

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Real Name: Telford Porter

Actor Name: Unknown

Powers/Attributes: Teleporting

Films: X-Men: The Last Stand

Porter is a member of Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants and assists in the attack on Alcatraz Island.

Viper

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Real Name: Dr. Green

Actor Name: Svetlana Khodchenkova

Powers/Attributes: Toxin Immunity, Enhanced Reflexes, Claws, Regeneration, Venom

Films: The Wolverine

Dr. Green is a ruthless mercenary hired by Ichirō Yashida to assist him in his attempt to live forever by injecting Wolverine with nanobots that restrict his mutant healing ability. She tries to extract his mutant ability using a giant robotic suit made of adamantium called the Silver Samurai.

 

Warpath

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Real Name: James Proudstar

Actor Name: Booboo Stewart

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Senses, Able to See and Hear a Great Distances

Films: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Proudstar is a member of the X-Men team in 2023 and, while not the most powerful mutant on the team, shows no fear and a tremendous amount of courage by attacking the Sentinels with his hands and knives. Warpath’s ability to see the Sentinels from miles away was essential to the team’s survival.

Weapon XI

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Real Name: Wade Wilson

Actor Name: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Adkins

Powers/Attributes: Superhuman Agility, Optic Eye Blasts, Retractable Adamantium Arm Blades, Healing Ability, Teleporting, Technopathy

Films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

After Wilson was forced into Stryker’s Weapon X program, his DNA was experimented with genetically. As a result, he ends up with mutant abilities of his former Team X teammates, as well as, some other abilities harvested from other mutant prisoners. Thanks to technological implants, he was completely under the control of Stryker.

Wolverine

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Real Name: James “Logan” Howlett

Actor Name: Hugh Jackman, Troye Sivan

Powers/Attributes: Healing Ability, Retractable Bone Claws, Superhuman Strength/Agility/Stamina

Films: X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past

From the very beginning of the X-Men Saga, Logan or “Wolverine” has been at the center of everything. He’s fought alongside his half-brother Victor during several wars. He’s battled Magneto, Sentinels (past and future) and other enemies. He’s loved three different women in three different countries, going as far as being forced to kill one of them. He’s been hunted down by Stryker and experimented on. He’s had friends turn on him. However, through all 179-plus years of his life, he has remained a survivor.

Yukio

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Real Name: Yukio

Actor Name: Rila Fukushima

Powers/Attributes: Precognition

Films: The Wolverine

She started out as an assassin sent by the dying Ichirō Yashida to America to convince Logan to come to Japan. Instead of harming Logan, she turns into his ally, warning him of a vision she had where he is holding his own heart in his hands. She eventually kills Viper and becomes Logan’s bodyguard.

Conclusion

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Indeed, the X-Men movie franchise’s list of on-screen characters is vast and with the X-Men: Apocalypse already in the pipeline, there is sure to be plenty more additions to the characters fans will see in live-action.

Which characters from the X-Men comic universe would you like to see come to life in theaters?

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