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X-Men Movies: The Complete Mutant Character Guide

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 Sabretooth

X-Men Character Guide Sabertooth

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.

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Sebastian Shaw

X-Men Character Guide Sebastian Shaw

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.

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Shadowcat

X-Men Character Guide Shadowcat

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.

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Silver Fox

X-Men Character Guide Silverfox

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.

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Siryn

X-Men Character Guide Siryn

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.

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Spyke

X-Men Character Guide Spyke

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.

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Stepford Cuckoos

X-Men Character Guide Stepford Cuckoos

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.

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Storm

Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men

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

X-Men Character Guide Sunspot

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.

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Tempest

X-Men Character Guide Tempest

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.

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 Toad

X-Men Character Guide Toad

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.

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