List of X-Men Members - Official Teams - Later Recruits (1975–1999)

Later Recruits (1975–1999)

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
1970s recruits (2006 retcon and 1975)
Petra X-Men: Deadly Genesis #4 (2006) (retcon) Retconned member who joined in a 2006 flashback. Student of Moira MacTaggert who joined the X-Men for Xavier's first, secret attempt to save the original X-Men from Krakoa.

Deceased: Killed in action in X-Men: Deadly Genesis #6 (2006) (flashback), though not before saving the lives of teammates Vulcan and Darwin.

Powers: Earth manipulation; can also change the composition of raw minerals.

Sway Suzanne Chan Retconned member. MacTaggert student who participated in the first attempt to save the original X-Men.

Deceased: Killed in action in X-Men: Deadly Genesis #6 (2006) (flashback).

Powers: Time control, as well as a form of retrocognitive projection.

Darwin Armando Muñoz Retconned member. MacTaggert student who participated in the first attempt to save the original X-Men. Missing in action until brought out of suspended animation by the mutant energy released on M-Day. The only member of this X-Men incarnation to later rejoin the team.

Last seen in X-Factor.

Powers: Constant reactive evolution.

Vulcan Gabriel Summers Retconned member and brother of Cyclops and Havok.. MacTaggert student who participated in the first attempt to save the original X-Men. MIA until brought out of suspended animation by the M-Day mutant energy release. Attacked the X-Men before leaving earth to attack the Shi'ara Empire and eventually marrying Deathbird and becoming Shi'ar emperor.

Deceased: Killed, along with Black Bolt, when the two battled in War of Kings #6 (2009).

Powers: Capable of manipulating different types of energy on a vast scale, including mutant energies. Can survive in the vacuum of space and can fly.

Nightcrawler Kurt Wagner Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975) Son of Mystique. Former leader of Excalibur and a former Catholic priest.

Deceased: Killed by Bastion in X-Force, vol. 3 #26 (2010).

Powers: Neomorphic physiology grants him a prehensile tail, blue fur, invisibility in shadows, night vision, and wall-crawling. Possesses line-of-sight teleportation.

Wolverine James "Logan" Howlett Nicknamed, and best known as, Logan. Arguably the team's most iconic member. Former member of the US Army, Team X, Alpha Flight, Department H, Department K, and the Defenders. Member of the X-Men and the Avengers and leader of the secret X-Force squad. Current Headmaster of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Currently seen in New Avengers, Uncanny X-Force, Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men, and Wolverine and the X-Men

Powers: Healing factor (regeneration of tissue, immunity to virtually all toxins and pathogens, slowed aging process), enhanced senses, and retractable bone claws. Has the indestructible metal adamantium bonded to his skeleton, allowing enhanced physical attributes and sharp adamantium claws.

Banshee Sean Cassidy Former agent of Interpol, mind-controlled operative of Factor Three, co-headmaster of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and leader of X-Corps. Father of Siryn.

Deceased: Killed by Vulcan in X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2 (2006). Briefly resurrected in Necrosha and Chaos War.

Powers: Sonic scream, flight, enhanced hearing.

Storm Ororo Monroe (formerly Iqadi T'Challa-Wakandas) Second field leader and longtime leader of the team. Has been a continual member of the main team longer than any other, from 1975 until 2000 excluding interim periods. Formerly married to T'Challa, the Black Panther, now divorced. Former member of the Fantastic Four.

Currently seen in X-Men and Wolverine and the X-Men.

Powers: Weather manipulation (lighting bolts, wind, rain, etc.) and flight by "riding" wind currents.

Sunfire Shiro Yoshida Quit in X-Men, vol. 1 #94 (1975) after only one mission, but remained an ally for years afterward. Confirmed depowered in New Avengers (2006), but regained his powers when he was transformed into Apocalypse's Horseman Famine. Partially freed from Apocalypse's influence by Mister Sinister.

Last seen as a member of the Marauders.

Powers: Generation of nuclear fire, flight by jet propulsion, absorption of and immunity to various kinds of radiation.

Colossus Piotr Nikolaievitch "Peter" Rasputin Brother of Magik. Longtime romantic interest of Shadowcat. Former member of the Acolytes and Excalibur. Died while releasing a cure for the Legacy Virus in Uncanny X-Men #390 (2001). It was revealed in Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #4 (2004) that Colossus was later restored to life by Ord.

Last seen Hiding in solitude. Thinking of taking up pacifism.

Powers: Transforms into living organic metal form, granting superhuman strength and near-invulnerability. Can survive without oxygen or sustenance for long periods while in this form.

Thunderbird John Proudstar His younger brother, James Proudstar, a.k.a. Warpath, is a member of the X-Men (see 2000s recruits).

Deceased: Killed while attempting to stop Count Nefaria in X-Men, vol. 1 #95 (1975). Resurrected by Eli Bard using a form of the T-O Virus, though he was killed again by his brother James in order to prevent Selene's ascension as a goddess.

Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, and durability.

1980s recruits (1980–1989)
Sprite/Ariel/Shadowcat Katherine Anne "Kitty" Pryde X-Men, vol. 1 #138 (1980) as Kitty Pryde Active as Sprite in X-Men, vol. 1 #139 (1980); active as Ariel in Marvel Graphic Novel #5 (1982); active as Shadowcat in Kitty Pryde & Wolverine #5 (1985). Longtime romantic interest of Colossus. Former member of Excalibur. Current Headmistress of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Currently seen in Wolverine and the X-Men

Powers: Can pass through solid matter ("phasing"), also allowing her to disrupt electronics and walk on air.

Lockheed Uncanny X-Men #168 (1983) Extraterrestrial dragon exiled on Earth. Formerly a member of Excalibur and currently an agent of S.W.O.R.D. Close ally of Shadowcat. Worked with Lockjaw and other non-humanoid beings to track down the Infinity Gems.

Currently seen in Wolverine and the X-Men

Powers: Flight, empathy, and fire-breathing. Able to speak several languages, including English. Has shown telepathic resistance and telepathic connection with his owner, Shadowcat.

Rogue Anna Marie "Darkhölme" Uncanny X-Men #171 (1983) Has served as a field leader. Once had the powers and memories of Ms. Marvel. Forced to absorb Sunfire's abilities permanently in Rogue, vol. 3 #11 (2005). Lost those abilities when cleared of all added personalities in New X-Men, vol. 2 #46 (2008). Former member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. On-and-off girlfriend of Gambit. Currently a senior staff member at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Currently seen in Uncanny Avengers

Powers: Absorbs powers, memories, and personalities through skin-to-skin contact. Prolonged contact with others can cause her to permanently absorb their traits and potentially kill them.

Phoenix/Marvel Girl Rachel Anne Grey Uncanny X-Men #193 (1985) Daughter of Jean Grey and Cyclops from an alternate future that may never come to exist. Active as Phoenix in Uncanny X-Men Annual #9 (1985) and as Marvel Girl in Uncanny X-Men #444 (2004). Previous member of the Starjammers. Currently a senior staff member at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Currently seen in Wolverine and the X-Men

Powers: Telekinesis and telepathy.

Magneto Max "Magnus" Eisenhardt (alias: Erik Lehnsherr) Uncanny X-Men #200 (1985) The team's longtime enemy was briefly "redeemed" and appointed leader of the X-Men and their junior team, the New Mutants; became headmaster of the Xavier Institute in Uncanny X-Men #200 (1985). Lost his powers on M-Day, as confirmed in House of M #8 (2005), but regained them through the High Evolutionary's experimentation.

Currently seen in All New X-Men

Powers: Generates and controls magnetic fields for manipulating metal, flight, force fields, electrical bolts, and electromagnetic radiation.

Psylocke Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock Uncanny X-Men #213 (1986) Twin sister of Captain Britain, a.k.a. Brian Braddock. Has served as a field leader. Killed by Vargas in X-Treme X-Men #2 (2001). Returned in Uncanny X-Men #455 (2005). Originally Caucasian, but the Hand switched her body with that of an Asian female assassin, which changed and expanded her powers. Exchanged powers with Jean Grey through unexplained means. Briefly abducted by Madelyne Pryor and brainwashed as a member of the Sisterhood of Mutants. Former member of the Exiles.

Currently seen in X-Men and Uncanny X-Force.

Powers: Telekinesis, telekinetic katana, telepathy, psychic knife, immunity to most physical or mental alteration.

Longshot Mephisto Vs. . . . #3 (1987) A warrior from the alternate reality the Mojoverse; not a mutant, but a genetically engineered organism. Quit in Uncanny X-Men #248 (1989). Longtime on-and-off boyfriend of Dazzler. Former member of the Exiles. Member of X-Factor Investigations.

Currently seen in X-Factor.

Powers: Incredible "luck" through subconscious manipulation of probability fields; enhanced strength and agility, advanced healing capabilities, and psychometry.

Dazzler Alison Blaire Uncanny X-Men #214 (1987) Popular singer and public mutant. Went through the Siege Perilous when the team disbanded in Uncanny X-Men #251 (1989). Formerly a member of Excalibur. Longtime on-and-off girlfriend of Longshot.

Currently seen in X-Treme X-Men

Powers: Converts sonic energy into various forms of light, including laser-like beams, brilliant flashes, and holograms.

Forge Uncanny X-Men #255 (1989) Quit in Uncanny X-Men #290 (1992). Former leader of X-Factor.

Deceased: Apparently died in Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #30 (2009).

Powers: Superhuman invention skill allows for intuitive knowledge of how to construct and understand anything of a mechanical nature; limited magical abilities. Right hand and leg replaced by advanced mechanical prosthetic limbs.

1990s recruits (1990–1999)
Gambit Rémy LeBeau Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 (1990) Former thief who served as field leader. Infiltrated Apocalypse's Horsemen in X-Men, vol. 2 #184 and then Mister Sinister's Marauders following the defeat of Apocalypse. On-and-off boyfriend of Rogue. His primary weapons are cards, and his secondary weapon is his bo staff. Currently a senior staff member at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Currently seen in Gambit and Astonishing X-Men

Powers: Charges inanimate objects with explosive kinetic energy; enhanced agility and hypnotic charm.

Jubilee Jubilation Lee Uncanny X-Men #258 (1990) Ran away from home to live in a mall, where she discovered her powers. Joined the X-Men after saving Wolverine's life. Former member of Generation X and X-Corps. After being depowered on M-Day (as confirmed in Decimation: House of M - The Day After ), she served for a time on Donyell Taylor's New Warriors team with the codename Wondra and technology-based powers. Transformed into a vampire by Xarus, son of Dracula.

Last seen in X-Men

Powers: Currently possesses the powers and abilities of an average vampire. Formerly could project and control explosive plasmoids. Formerly possessed superhuman strength and flight through advanced technology.

Bishop Lucas Bishop Uncanny X-Men #287 (1992) Police officer from an alternate future. Left the X-Men to join O*N*E. Formerly one of Iron Man's pro-registration forces guarding the Negative Zone prison. Followed Cable and Hope Summers through the future to kill Hope as he believed her to be an anti-messiah.

Last seen in Cable.

Powers: Can absorb most forms of energy (light, heat, electricity, etc.) and channel it into blasts or convert it into enhanced strength. Has a bionic arm with enhanced strength, retractable pincers, and time-traveling capabilities.

Revanche Kwannon X-Men, vol. 2 #21 (1993) Former assassin who switched bodies with Psylocke (see Revanche).

Deceased: Died from the Legacy Virus in X-Men, vol. 2 #32 (1994).

Powers: Telepathy, psychic blades, minor empathy.

Cannonball Samuel Zachary Guthrie X-Force, vol. 1 #44 (1995) First seen as an X-Men member in Uncanny X-Men #323 (1995). Former member and field leader of the original New Mutants and X-Force. First member of an affiliated team to graduate to permanent status with the X-Men. Former leader of his own X-Men squad, the New Mutants. Currently a teacher and junior staff member at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Currently seen in Wolverine and the X-Men.

Powers: Body expels thermochemical energy to create a personal force field, which can be focused as explosive thrust for flight and kinetic blasts.

Joseph Joseph Uncanny X-Men #338 (1996) Clone of Magneto. Formerly deceased, sacrificing himself to fix the Earth's magnetic poles. Resurrected by Astra.

Last seen in Magneto: Not a Hero

Powers: Generates and controls magnetic fields for manipulating metal, flight, force fields, electrical bolts, and electromagnetic radiation.

Dr. Cecilia Reyes Cecilia Reyes X-Men, vol. 2 #70 (1997) Surgeon who was exposed as a mutant during Operation: Zero Tolerance and reluctantly joined the X-Men. Was imprisoned in the Neverland Concentration Camp in Weapon X, vol. 2 #5 (2003). Was considered missing by both the X-Men and O*N*E, despite the liberation of the death camp, until her appearance in Uncanny X-Men #522 (2010).

Currently seen in Astonishing X-Men

Powers: Generates a defensive psioplasmic bio-field, which can also be used offensively.

Marrow Sarah "Rushman" Apparently left the team after losing control of her mutation during the six-month gap between Uncanny X-Men #380 (2000) and X-Men, vol. 1 #100 (2000). Depowered on M-Day.

Last seen fighting alongside the X-Cell.

Powers: Currently has bones sticking out of her body. Formerly able to generate weapons and armor from her skeletal structure. Also possessed a healing factor, enhanced strength and agility, and two hearts.

Maggott Japheth South African mutant who met and joined the X-Men while searching for Magneto.

Deceased: Died in Weapon X, vol. 2 #5 (2003); survived by one of his two slugs, Eeany or Meany.

Powers: Digestive system made up of twin maggot-like creatures, which can be released from his body to act independently and can eat through most forms of matter. Also possesses psychometric abilities.

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