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The X-Men are a team of mutant superheroes, published in American comic books by Marvel Comics. Over the decades, the X-Men have featured a rotating line up composed of many characters.

Notation:

Members

Original members

Original X-Men members
Character Name Joined in
Professor X Charles Francis Xavier The X-Men #1[1]
Cyclops Scott Summers The X-Men #43 (1968, flashback story)[2]
Iceman Robert "Bobby" Louis Drake The X-Men #46 (1968, flashback story)[1]
Beast Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy The X-Men #53 (1969, flashback story)[1]
Angel / Archangel Warren Kenneth Worthington III The X-Men #56 (1969, flashback story)[1]
Marvel Girl / Phoenix Jean Elaine Grey The X-Men #1 (1963)[1]

Recruits

1960s

1960s X-Men recruits
Character Name Joined in
Mimic Calvin Montgomery Rankin The X-Men #27 (1966)[1]
Changeling Kevin Sydney The X-Men #40 (1968, as Professor X)[1]
Polaris Lorna Sally Dane The X-Men #60 (1969)[1]
Havok Alexander "Alex" Summers The X-Men #65 (1970)[1]

1970s

1970s X-Men recruits
Character Name Joined in
Nightcrawler Kurt Wagner Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)[1]
Wolverine James "Logan" Howlett 616 Logan: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)[1]
Old Man Logan: Extraordinary X-Men #1 (2015)[3]
Banshee Sean Cassidy Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)[1]
Storm Ororo Munroe
Sunfire Shiro Yoshida
Colossus Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin
Thunderbird John Proudstar

1980s

1980s X-Men recruits
Character Name Joined in
Sprite / Ariel / Shadowcat / Shadowkat Katherine "Kitty" Anne Pryde X-Men #138 (1980)[1]
Lockheed Uncanny X-Men #168 (1983)[1]
Rogue Anna Marie LeBeau Uncanny X-Men #171 (1983)[1]
Phoenix / Marvel Girl / Prestige Rachel Anne Grey-Summers Uncanny X-Men #193 (1985)[1]
Magneto Max "Erik Magnus" Eisenhardt Uncanny X-Men #200 (1985)[1]
Longshot Uncanny X-Men Annual #10 (1987)[1]
Psylocke Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock Uncanny X-Men #213 (1987)[1]
Dazzler Alison Blaire Uncanny X-Men #214 (1987)[1]
Forge Uncanny X-Men #255 (1989)

1990s

1990s X-Men recruits
Character Name Joined in
Jubilee Jubilation Lee Uncanny X-Men #258 (1990)[1]
Gambit Remy Etienne LeBeau Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 (1990)[1]
Bishop Lucas Bishop Uncanny X-Men #287 (1992)[1]
Revanche Kwannon X-Men, vol. 2 #21 (1993)[1]
Cannonball Samuel "Sam" Zachary Guthrie X-Force #44 (1995)[1]
Joseph Uncanny X-Men #338 (1996)[1]
Cecilia Reyes X-Men, vol. 2 #70 (1997)[1]
Marrow Sarah "Rushman"
Maggott Japheth
Cable Nathan Christopher Charles Summers Astonishing X-Men, vol. 2 #1 (1999)[1]
X-Man Nathaniel "Nate" Grey

2000s

2000s X-Men recruits
Character Name Joined in
Thunderbird Neal Shaara X-Men Unlimited #27 (2000)[1]
Mirage / Moonstar Danielle "Dani" Moonstar X-Men, vol. 2 #102 (2000)[1]
Sage Tessa X-Men, vol. 2 #109 (2000)[1]
White Queen Emma Grace Frost New X-Men #116 (2001)[1]
Xorn Kuan-Yin Xorn New X-Men Annual (2001)[1]
Chamber Jonothon "Jono" Evan Starsmore Uncanny X-Men #398 (2001)[1]
Stacy X Miranda Leevald Uncanny X-Men #400 (2001)[1]
Lifeguard Heather Cameron X-Treme X-Men #10 (2002)[1]
Slipstream Davis Cameron
Northstar Jean-Paul Beaubier Uncanny X-Men #414 (2002)
Husk Paige Elisabeth Guthrie Uncanny X-Men #423 (2003)[1]
Juggernaut Cain Marko Uncanny X-Men #425 (2003)[1]
Xorn Shen Xorn X-Men, vol. 2 #162 (2004)[1]
Petra X-Men: Deadly Genesis #4 (2006, retconned to occur before Giant-Size X-Men #1)[1]
Sway Suzanne Chan
Darwin Armando Muñoz
Vulcan Gabriel Summers
Mystique Raven Darkhölme X-Men, vol. 2 #181 (2006)
Warpath James Jonathan Proudstar Uncanny X-Men #475 (2006)[1]
Lady Mastermind Regan Wyngarde X-Men, vol. 2 #192 (2006)[1]
Sabretooth Victor Creed
Omega Sentinel Karima Shapandar
Armor Hisako Ichiki Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #20 (2007)[1]
Hepzibah Uncanny X-Men #487 (2007)[1]
Pixie Megan Gwynn X-Men Free Comic Book Day (2008)[1]
Karma Xi'an Coy Manh Uncanny X-Men #501 (2008)[1]
Sunspot Roberto Da Costa Secret Invasion: X-Men #1 (2008)[1]
Aurora Jeanne-Marie Beaubier Secret Invasion: X-Men #2 (2008)[1]
Magma Amara Juliana Olivians Aquilla Secret Invasion: X-Men #4 (2009)[1]
Doctor Nemesis James Nicola Bradley Uncanny X-Men #504 (2009)[1]
Madison Jeffries Uncanny X-Men #505 (2009)[1]
Magik Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina New Mutants, vol. 3 #1 (2009)[1]
Sub-Mariner Namor McKenzie Uncanny X-Men #513 (2009)[1]
Domino Neena Thurman Uncanny X-Men #514 (2009)[1]
Cloak Tyrone Johnson Dark Avengers #8 (2009)[1]
Dagger Tandy Bowen
Boom-Boom Tabitha Smith
Ariel X-Men: Legacy #226 (2009)[1]
Danger Uncanny X-Men #515 (2009)

2010s

2010s X-Men recruits
Character Name Joined in
Cypher Douglas Aaron Ramsey New Mutants, vol. 3 #9 (2010)
Warlock
X-23 / Wolverine / Talon Laura Kinney X-Men: Second Coming #1 (2010)[1]
Hope Hope Summers (birth surname Spalding) X-Men: Legacy #237 (2010)[1]
Frenzy Joanna Cargill X-Men: Legacy #250 (2011)[1]
Legion David Charles Haller
Warbird Ava'Dara Naganandini Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #48 (2012)[1]
Blink Clarice Ferguson New Mutants, vol. 3 #45 (2012)
Firestar Angelica Jones Amazing X-Men, vol. 2 #1 (2013)[1]
M / Penance Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese St. Croix X-Men, vol. 4 #7 (2013)[1]
Cerebra Extraordinary X-Men #1 (2015)
Ink Eric Gitter X-Men Gold #17 (2017)
Honey Badger Gabrielle "Gabby" Kinney X-Men Red #1 (2018)[4]
Trinary Shilpa Khatri X-Men Red #2 (2018)[5]
Pyro Simon Lasker X-Men Gold #23 (2018)[6]
Gentle Nezhno Abidemi X-Men Red #4 (2018)[7]
Wolfsbane Rahne Sinclair Uncanny X-Men, vol. 5 #13 (2019)[8]
Multiple Man James "Jamie" Arthur Madrox

2020s

2020s X-Men recruits
Character Name Joined in
Synch Everett Thomas X-Men, vol. 5 #21 (2021)[9]
Prodigy David Alleyne X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023 #1 (2023)[10]
Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan X-Men, vol. 6 #25 (2023)[11][12]
Rasputin IV

Other status

Character Name Joined in Notes
Phoenix Force X-Men #101 (1976)[1] A cosmic entity who impersonated Jean Grey.
Dark Beast Henry Philip McCoy X-Men Unlimited #10 (1996) Infiltrated the X-Men, replacing Beast of Earth 616.
Unidentified skrull Uncanny X-Men #370 (1999) Infiltrated by posing as Wolverine.
ForgetMeNot Xabi Gorostiaga Sometime prior to X-Men: Legacy #300 (2014)[13] Forgotten by the X-Men due to his powers.
Lucid Maya Jackson Extraordinary X-Men #17 (2017)[14] Honorary member.

Substitute teams

Eleven substitute teams that have either temporarily taken the place of the X-Men during their absence, or worked under the X-Men.

New Mutants graduate X-Men

In 1986, the New Mutants briefly graduated to become the X-Men in Uncanny X-Men Annual #10.[15]

Members
Character Name
Cannonball Samuel "Sam" Guthrie
Mirage Danielle "Dani" Moonstar
Karma Xi'an Coy Manh
Magma Amara Aquilla
Sunspot Roberto Da Costa
Magik Illyana Rasputin
Cypher Douglas Ramsey
Warlock
Wolfsbane Rahne Sinclair

Muir Island X-Men

In 1989, in the wake of the X-Men's "death" during "The Fall of the Mutants", Banshee assembled a team of X-Men on Muir Island in Uncanny X-Men #254 and #255.[1]

Members
Character Name
Banshee Sean Cassidy
Forge
Moira MacTaggert
Polaris Lorna Sally Dane
Amanda Sefton Jimaine Szardos
Sunder Mark Hallett
Legion David Haller
Sharon Friedlander
Tom Corsi Thomas Corsi
Alysande Stuart
Multiple Man James "Jamie" Arthur Madrox
Siryn Theresa Rourke Cassidy

Phalanx invasion X-Men

In 1994, to oppose the threat of the techno-organic alien Phalanx, a team of X-Men was quickly banded together in Uncanny X-Men #316.

Members
Character Name
Banshee Sean Cassidy
Jubilee Jubilation Lee
Sabretooth Victor Creed
White Queen Emma Grace Frost

Mannite rescue X-Men

In 1999, after Professor X disbanded the X-Men in an attempt to expose a Skrull impostor in their ranks, Cyclops and Jean Grey formed a team to help the Mannites in Astonishing X-Men, vol. 2 #1.

Members
Character Name
Cyclops Scott Summers
Phoenix Jean Elaine Grey-Summers
Archangel Warren Kenneth Worthington III
Cable Nathan Christopher Summers
X-Man Nathaniel "Nate" Grey
Unidentified Skrull

Genoshan assault X-Men

In 2001, Jean Grey recruited a team in Uncanny X-Men #392 in order to rescue Professor X from Magneto.[1]

Members
Character Name
Phoenix Jean Elaine Grey-Summers
Dazzler Alison Blaire
Northstar Jean-Paul Beaubier
Omertà Paul Provenzano
Wraith Hector Rendoza
Sunpyre Leyu Yoshida
Frenzy Joanna Cargill

Street team X-Men

In 2004, a team was formed by Cyclops in the wake of Xorn's rampage through Manhattan, New York in New X-Men #149 and #150.[1]

Members
Character Name
Cyclops Scott Summers
Fantomex Charlie-Cluster 7
E.V.A.
Beak Barnell Bohusk
Dust Sooraya Qadir
Stepford Cuckoos Celeste Cuckoo
Irma "Mindee" Cuckoo
Phoebe Cuckoo
Longneck William Hanover
Forearm Marcus Tucker
Choir Irina Clayton

X-Men in training

Mutants to be trained as a junior team of X-Men.

Trainees
Character Name Joined in
Dust Sooraya Qadir New X-Men, vol. 2 #23 (2006)[16]
Elixir Joshua "Josh" Foley
Hellion Julian Keller
Mercury Cessily Kincaid
Rockslide Santo Vaccarro
Surge Noriko Ashida
X-23 Laura Kinney
Anole Victor Borkowski New X-Men, vol. 2 #37 (2007)
Pixie Megan Gywnn
Gentle Nezhno Abidemi New X-Men vol. 2 (2007)
Prodigy David Alleyne
Blindfold Ruth Aldine Young X-Men #1 (2008)
Wolf Cub Nicholas Gleason
Ink Eric Gitter
Graymalkin Jonas Graymalkin Young X-Men #5 (2008)
Cipher Alisa Tager Young X-Men #8 (2008)
Trance Hope Abbott X-Men: Legacy #227 (2009)
Indra Paras Gavaskar X-Men: Legacy #231 (2009)
Loa Alani Ryan
Bling! Roxanne Washington
Onyxx Sydney Green
Match Ben Hammil
Stepford Cuckoos Celeste Cuckoo
Phoebe Cuckoo
Irma "Mindee" Cuckoo
Hope Summers Uncanny X-Men #526 (2010)
Transonic Laurie Tromette
Velocidad Gabriel Cuohuelo Uncanny X-Men #527 (2010)
Oya Idie Okonkwo Uncanny X-Men #528 (2010)
Primal Teon Macik Uncanny X-Men #529 (2010)
Zero Kenji Uedo Generation Hope #4 (2011)
No-Girl Martha Johansson Generation Hope #13 (2011)
Sebastian Shaw Generation Hope #15 (2012)
Glob Herman Robert Herman Extraordinary X-Men #3 (2016)

X-Force

In 2008, the X-Men's strike team was formed by Cyclops in Uncanny X-Men #493, with Wolverine serving as the field leader.[17] The team took on missions which required responses "too violent or controversial" for the X-Men to deal with directly. When Cyclops disbanded the team, Wolverine assembled a new team.

Original members
Character Name
Cyclops Scott Summers
Wolverine James "Logan" Howlett
Caliban
Hepzibah
Warpath James Jonathan Proudstar
Wolfsbane Rahne Sinclair
X-23 Laura Kinney
Recruits
Character Name Joined in
Archangel Warren Kenneth Worthington III X-Force, vol. 3 #2 (2008)
Elixir Joshua "Josh" Foley X-Force, vol. 3 #4 (2008)
Domino Neena Thurman X-Force, vol. 3 #8 (2008)
Vanisher Telford Porter X-Force, vol. 3 #9 (2008)

X-Club

In 2009, Beast gathered a science team in Uncanny X-Men #504 to attempt to deal with the mutant birth crisis, and reverse the effects of M-Day.[18] The team lasted until 2012.

Original members
Character Name
Beast Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy
Angel Warren Kenneth Worthington III
Doctor Nemesis James Bradley
Recruits
Character Name Joined in
Madison Jeffries Uncanny X-Men #505 (2009)
Yuriko Takiguchi Uncanny X-Men #507 (2009)
Kavita Rao Uncanny X-Men #508 (2009)
Psylocke Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock Uncanny X-Men #512 (2009)

Time-displaced X-Men

Headlined All-New X-Men from 2012 to 2017 and X-Men Blue from 2017 to 2018.[1][19]

Original members
Character Name
Cyclops Scott Summers
Iceman Robert "Bobby" Louis Drake
Beast Henry "Hank" Philip McCoy
Marvel Girl / Phoenix Jean Elaine Grey
Angel / Archangel Warren Kenneth Worthington III
Recruits
Character Name Joined in
Shadowcat Katherine "Kitty" Anne Pryde X-Men: Battle of the Atom #2 (2013)
X-23 / Wolverine Laura Kinney All-New X-Men #20 (2013)[20]
Oya Idie Okonkwo All-New X-Men vol. 2 #1 (2016)[21]
Genesis Evan Sabahnur
Pickles
Magneto Max "Erik Magnus" Eisenhardt X-Men Blue #1 (2017)[22]
Poison James Hudson Jr. X-Men Blue #6 (2017)[23]
Bloodstorm Ororo Munroe X-Men Blue #12 (2017)[24]
Polaris Lorna Sally Dane X-Men Blue #25 (2018)[25]
Xorn Shen Xorn
Daken Akihiro
Gazing Nightshade

London X-Men

In 2017, a team was formed to help Charles Xavier against the Shadow King in Astonishing X-Men, vol. 4.[26]

Members
Character Name
X Charles Francis Xavier
Archangel Warren Kenneth Worthington III
Psylocke Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock
Bishop Lucas Bishop
Old Man Logan James "Logan" Howlett
Fantomex Charlie-Cluster 7
Rogue Anna Marie
Gambit Remy Etienne LeBeau
Mystique Raven Darkhölme

See also

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