X-Men Movies: The Complete Mutant Character Guide

With 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' now on video, we look back at the entirety of the X-Men movies - and all the mutant characters created for the films.

X-Men Character Guide Days of Future Past Group

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...

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Agent Zero

X-Men Character Guide Agent Zero

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.



X-Men Character Guide Angel

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

X-Men Character Guide Anole Lizard Man

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.



X-Men Character Guide Apocalypse

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.



X-Men Character Guide Arclight

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

X-Men Character Guide Artie Maddicks

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

X-Men Character Guide Ash Man

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.



X-Men Character Guide Azazel

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.

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