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31st October 2020
Character Means of Death Means of Resurrection

Gutted open by Sauron while fighting the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Sam's lifesigns flatlined. [X-Force (1st series) #7, February 1992] Apparently a mutant External, Cannonball came back to life minutes later, completely healed of his injuries. [X-Force (1st series) #9, April 1992]

Returning from Chandrilar, Cannonball appeared in the middle of the massive space battle between Alpha Flight and the Chitauri. He was caught in a massive explosion that left no trace, leaving Sunspot and others believing he was dead. [U.S. Avengers #6, July 2017]

After Evil Steve's forces were routed, Sunspot got in touch with Smasher and the Imperial Guard about Sam's demise. Izzy revealed she tracked the bio-signs from Sam's Shi'ar uniform and confirmed Cannonball was still alive. [U.S. Avengers #10, November 2017]

  See Also: Secret Wars II, X-Force Counter X
Joseph As the real Magneto returned and took steps to upset the entire planet's electromagnetic field, Joseph stepped in to stop the actions of his genetic template. Although he managed to realign the magnetosphere, Joseph’s cellular matrix decayed beyond repair, and he dispersed into the energies surrounding him. [X-Men (2nd series) #87, May 1999] At the site of Joseph’s death, Astra orchestrated an electromagnetic pulse experiment. The resulting EM field anomalies caused Joseph’s body to re-coalesce out of the magnetosphere. [Magneto: Not a Hero #1, January 2012]
  Posing as Magneto again, Joseph was decapitated by Kwannon. [Uncanny X-Men 5th series) #16, June 2019]

Captured by the Weapon X Program, Maggott was imprisoned at the Neverland facility. Not deemed useful to the program, he was put to death in the gas chambers. [Weapon X (2nd series) #5, March 2003] Maggott's return to life remains somewhat unverified. He appears to be one of the mutants resurrected by Selene during Necrosha who remained alive after that event. [X-Force (3rd series) #21, January 2010]
  Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Cecelia Reyes
When the War of the Programs broke out between Brent Jackson, Sublime and the Director, Jackson decided the Neverland facility was a liability. Those mutants deemed potentially useful were relocated, while the rest were slaughtered by the mesmerized Agent Zero. The fate of Cecelia Reyes, a known prisoner of Neverland, remained unknown for some time. [Weapon X: Days of Future Now #3, November 2005] The Decimation brought a swift end to the War of the Programs, and many former detainees survived and escaped from Weapon X in the aftermath. Cecelia Reyes was confirmed as a survivor of the Neverland massacre and living in Chinatown, New York City. [NYX: No Way Home #4, February 2009]
  Stabbed to death by Russian nesting doll constructs. [X-Force (6th series) #11, October 2020] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. Off-panel. [X-Force (6th series) #11, October 2020]
  Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Fighting Storm in single combat to the death, Marrow rigged a bomb to her heart which would detonate in moments to kill a slew of human hostages. With no other choice at hand, Storm reached into Marrow's chest and pulled out her heart, disarming the bombs and killing Marrow. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #325, October 1995] Thanks to a bizarre twist in her physiology, Marrow had a redundant secondary heart which kicked in shortly after her "death", reviving her. [Storm (1st series) #4, May 1996]

Sucked into the wild timestream, Cable was believed dead for several months, torn to shreds by the temporal forces. [X-Force (1st series) #18, January 1993] In fact, he survived and eventually turned up again in his own future timeline. [Cable (1st series) #1, May 1993]
  With Providence under attack by the Marauders, Cable rigged an explosion to prevent them from accessing his systems. The X-Men believed him dead following these events. [X-Men (2nd series) #200, August 2007] With half his squad revealed as traitors, Cable chose to fake his death and go underground in preparation for the new mutant birth. [X-Men (2nd series) #205, January 2008]
  Trapped in the future with X-Force, Cable’s only way home was through a time membrane keyed for technological transfer, not organic. In order to get the rest of the team home, Nathan unleashed the T-O virus in his body, interfacing with the time portal so that they could pass through it unmolested. The T-O virus ravaged his body, however, and Cable exploded inside the membrane, leaving behind only his techno-organic arm. [X-Force (3rd series) #28, September 2010] The exploding time portal didn’t kill Cable, but instead catapulted him into the distant future. He made it back to the present using Doctor Doom’s time machine. [Avengers: X-Sanction #1, February 2012]



Nathan's powers became unstable when he was injected with a weaponizing serum, ensuring he would die explosively within 24 hours as his mutant powers erupted. To survive, Cable has created a consecutive series of cloned bodies, transferring his mind into these bodies while his original body remains frozen in cryogenic stasis. The serum is replicated in these cloned bodies as well, and so Cable must die or kill himself every 24 hours, jumping into a new cloned body each time.  [X-Force (4th series) #6, August 2014]

Hope finally manipulated Fantomex into producing a cure for the Volga serum and applied it to herself and her father. Dozens of Cable clones were killed in the final battle, but the original was no longer in danger of exploding. [X-Force (4th series) #15, April 2015]

  Executed by his younger self for failing to uphold the sanctity of the timeline. [Extermination #1, October 2018]

Nate Grey deliberately allowed his mutant essence to be scattered across the globe, "poisoning" it from being culled by the malevolent Anti-Man. [X-Man #75, May 2001] After years of effort, Nate Grey eventually learned how to reconsolidate himself into an individual physical form, and reformed his essence into a single frame. [Dark X-Men #1, January 2010]
  See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: Secret Wars II

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Thunderbird III
See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

When the brainwashed Wolverine invaded the X-Mansion, he stabbed at the intangible Shadowcat only to skewer Northstar on the other side. Jean-Paul bled out and died within moments. [Wolverine (3rd series) #25, April 2005] Northstar's body was stolen by the Hand and resurrected into the latest of their super-powered assassins. [Wolverine (3rd series) #26, May 2005]
  See Also: Infinity Gauntlet, X-Men Disassembled

Captured by the Weapon X Program, Paulie was imprisoned at the Neverland facility. Not deemed useful to the program, he was put to death in the gas chambers. [Weapon X (2nd series) #5, March 2003]

Note: Although Paulie Provenzano was intended to die in the Neverland culling, he was never expressly identified on-panel.

Paulie has reappeared, alive and depowered. This indicates he has not gone through Crucible, and was probably alive on M-Day for the Decimation. Therefore, his unidentified cameo from Neverland seems to be non-canon at this point. [Cable (4th series) #2, September 2020]


When Mystique infiltrated the X-Corps as Surge, her first act after dropping her disguise was to execute Sunpyre. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #404, May 2002]

White Queen
Trevor Fitzroy and his futuristic Sentinels attacked the Hellfire Club, striking down the White Queen. Emma demonstrated no empathic activity after their attack, leaving her apparently dead. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #281, October 1991] Braindead after her encounter with the Sentinels, Emma Frost's body was preserved at Xavier's mansion for months. A power surge from the alien Shi'ar technology in the mansion somehow revitalized Ms. Frost, allowing her to cast her consciousness into the nearby body of Bobby Drake, Iceman. She soon regained her own body and mobility. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #311-314, April-July 1994]
  Emma was shot with a special bullet while in her diamond form, causing her to shatter into hundreds of tiny pieces. [New X-Men (1st series) #139, June 2003] The power of the Phoenix Force restored her, bringing all of Emma's pieces back together and rekindling the flame of life within her. [New X-Men (1st series) #141, July 2003]
  See Also: Matthew Malloy

Chamber joined a cadre of X-Men and allies assisting Legion against the Anti-Xavier, a powerful aspect of his personality run amok. Jono was struck down by a bolt of energy during the struggle and did not get back up again. [X-Men Legacy (2nd series) #22, March 2014]

When Legion reclaimed his errant personality and the inherent power in his gestalt mind, he reversed the deaths caused by the recent conflict, including restoring Chamber to life. [X-Men Legacy (2nd series) #24, April 2014]

  Chamber was stabbed to death by Harpoon of the Marauders while taking revenge for the Morlocks. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #18, July 2019] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [New Mutants (4th series) #1, January 2020]


Stacy X
As the post-Decimation techno-hero Ripcord, Stacy X and the New Warriors got into a fight with the SHIELD Cape-Killers over the Superhuman Registration Act. One of the SHIELD agents’ power packs was damaged in the fight and preparing to explode. Mira tried to get him free, but she and Skybolt were caught in the pack’s explosion, killing all three of them. [New Warriors (4th series) #16, November 2008] Miranda Leevald returned to life, but still depowered, under unrevealed circumstances. [Vengeance #1, September 2011]


Killed in an explosion set by agents of Orchis while destroying their Mother Mold.[House of X #4, October 2019] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols.[House of X #5, November 2019]


Xorn, while posing as Magneto, was decapitated by Wolverine. [New X-Men (1st series) #150, February 2004]


Killed by the healing factor draining mutate known as Syphon. [Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #7, February 2015]

Returned with no apparent ill effects mere weeks later. [All-New X-Men (1st series) #40, June 2015]


Josh was lured into a kill corridor by the Dark Riders. He was shot through the chest by Gauntlet and died seemingly faster than his healing powers could overcome. [Uncanny X-Men (4th series) #2, March 2016]

In fact, his powers did restore him to life eventually. Elixir was forced to crawl out of his own grave once the healing effects of his own power took hold. [Uncanny X-Men (4th series) Annual #1, January 2017]

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled
  Inherent energy form targeted and cleaved in two by Summoner. [X of Swords: Creation #1, November 2020]

When Donald Piece manipulated the Young X-Men into attacking the New Mutants, Dust was seriously injured. Her sandy body was heated into glass, shattered into pieces, then dissolved back into sand before she reformed. The entire process was more than her physiology could take, and she began suffering from cellular degeneration after regaining her human form. Doctor McCoy was unable to restore her to health after several months and she eventually succumbed to her injuries and died. [Young X-Men #11, April 2009]

Ink was a Young X-Man who received super powers from a mutant tattoo artist named Leon Nunez, who bestowed powers on others through the tattoos he made. Leon gave Ink a Phoenix Force tattoo, and Ink called upon its power to try and resurrect Dust. Although the tattoo only approximated the Phoenix Force, its power was apparently enough to resuscitate Dust after she was pronounced dead. [Young X-Men #12, May 2009]

Trapped in Limbo with the school’s students, X-23 confronted Belasco. He was unimpressed with her threats, and casually reduced Laura to a charred skeleton and ash. [New X-Men (2nd series) #39, August 2007] In order to demonstrate his power, Belasco resurrected Laura only to torture her some more before the eyes of her friends. [New X-Men (2nd series) #40, September 2007]
  See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

When the Shadow King began gathering his power, he considered Mystique and Freedom Force a potential threat. Farouk used his pawn, Valerie Cooper, to assassinate Mystique. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #266, August 1990] In fact, Val resisted the Shadow King's order at the last moment, turning the gun back on herself. Working with Nick Fury, Mystique arranged to fake her death and go deep undercover as Val Cooper, hypnotized into believing she was Shadow King's agent until Fury spoke a codeword to restore her true self. [X-Factor (1st series) #69, August 1991]
  In a family reunion with the bigoted Graydon Creed, Mystique and Nightcrawler were left hanging for dear life over the edge of a waterfall while Creed circled them in an attack helicopter. Rogue only had the time to pull one of them to safety, and Mystique made the choice for her by letting go of the rope, plummeting to her apparent death on the rocks below. [X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #4, March 1994] Forge of X-Factor was suspicious of Mystique's apparent suicide, and restarted an investigation into her whereabouts just in time to catch her scheme to assassinate David Haller. [X-Factor (1st series) #108, November 1994]
  While fighting the Adversary on Forge's behalf, Mystique was killed with a wave of the trickster's hand. He claimed her soul and reduced her body to crumbled ash. [X-Factor (1st series) #120, March 1996] Forge managed to use his infamous spirit spell as it was meant to be, reclaiming his teammates' souls and restoring them to life. [X-Factor (1st series) #121, April 1996]
  After helping the Red Right Hand send Wolverine to Hell, Mystique had a crisis of conscience and tried to warn him about their full plans. Logan was in no mood to listen, however, and their fight ended when Wolverine stabbed her through the chest. [Wolverine (4th series) #9, July 2011] The Hand bought Mystique’s preserved body on the black market. Using the rituals of the Beast, they brought her back to life to serve as one of their agents. [Wolverine (2nd series) #300, March 2012]
  Ejected into space by Doctor Gregor while destroying Orchis's Mother Mold. [House of X #4, October 2019] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [House of X #5, November 2019]
  See Also: X-Factor Underground

Warpath had tracked down Edwin Martynec, the man partly responsible for the death of his tribe at Camp Verde. During their fight, however, Martynec used a hypodermic needle to inject an amphetamine compound directly into Jimmy's heart, overloading it and sending him into cardiac arrest. The stress on his system caused Warpath to flatline, killing him. [X-Force (1st series) #73, January 1998] While passing on to the afterlife, Warpath's soul was shanghaied into Blackheart's realm by Stryfe. Alerted to their friend's plight by the Valkyrie, Moonstar and X-Force traveled to Hell and helped James fight off his tormentors and return to the land of the living. [X-Force (1st series) #74, February, 1998]
  See Also: X-Force Counter X

Looking for Magik (who had briefly been resurrected during the House of M), Belasco kidnapped the students at Xavier’s School and transported them to Limbo. When Prodigy told him Illyana was dead, Belasco flew into a rage and ripped David’s heart from his chest, casting the lifeless body aside. [New X-Men (2nd series) #38, July 2007] David only survived thanks to his roommate Josh, who had recently received a telepathic download of medical knowledge from Hank McCoy’s brain. His bio-molecular powers were able to recreate David’s heart from stray molecules and rebuild his chest before he suffered brain damage. [New X-Men (2nd series) #39, August 2007]
  Prodigy's death is currently unrecorded. It is presumed he went through the Crucible. Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [X-Factor (4th series) #1, September 2020]

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Lady Mastermind
See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

After months at the X-Mansion as the X-Men's prisoner and patient, Sabretooth finally broke free. He led the X-Men on a merry chase through New York City, which ended with Cyclops sending a tightly-focused optic blast into his skull and a flurry of gunfire from government agents cutting Creed down. He was pronounced dead on the scene. [Sabretooth: In the Red Zone #1, January 1996] Although the X-Men circulated the story that Sabretooth was now dead, the government had in fact saved his life, forcing a restraint collar on Creed to use him as a special agent. [X-Factor (1st series) #119, February 1996]
  In the war for Romulus' succession, Wolverine and Sabretooth faced off for the final time. In the end, Logan decapitated Creed with the Muramasa blade. [Wolverine (3rd series) #55, September 2007] The Sabretooth killed by Wolverine was actually a clone, substituted for the original during the running battle between the two men. [Wolverine (4th series) #20, February 2012, explained in Wolverine (2nd series) #311, October 2012]
  Creed was decapitated by Magik while fighting on the side of Malekith's invasion. [War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #3, August 2019] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [House of X #1, September 2019]
  See Also: X-Factor Underground

When X-Force faced off against Lady Deathstrike and her Reavers, Caliban died saving his friend James Proudstar when he threw himself into the path of the Reavers' gunfire. [New X-Men (2nd series) #45, February 2008]

Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [X-Force (6th series) #1, January 2020]

Caliban was one of many mutants on Krakoa killed by the Reavers employed by Xeno during their invasion. [X-Force (6th series) #1, January 2020]

Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [X-Force (6th series) #2, January 2020]

Rahne was accosted in the park by four humans. They panicked after learning she was a mutant and beat her to death. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #16-17, June - July 2019]
Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [New Mutants (4th series) #1, January 2020]

See Event Deaths: Secret Wars II