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31st October 2020
Character Means of Death Means of Resurrection

Stepford Cuckoos
(Sophie): Using the power of Cerebro and the drug Kick to augment her powers, Sophie Cuckoo brought an end to the riot at Xavier's. However, the exertion was too much for her, and she expired. [New X-Men (1st series) #137, April 2003] (Sophie): By mind controlling a genetic scientist named Helen Marks, The Three-In-One were able to clone new bodies for Sophie and Esme before depositing their telepathically preserved consciousness inside. [X-23 (3rd series) #1, September 2018]
  (Esme): After betraying her sisters to tne new Brotherhood, Esme Cuckoo had a falling out with Xorn-Magneto. He used his magnetism to make the metal of her own earrings penetrate her brain, killing her. [New X-Men (1st series) #150, February 2004] (Esme): By mind controlling a genetic scientist named Helen Marks, The Three-In-One were able to clone new bodies for Sophie and Esme before depositing their telepathically preserved consciousness inside. [X-23 (3rd series) #1, September 2018]
  (Sophie, Esme): The cloned bodies proved to be unstable. The vindictive Esme killed the dying Sophie for her own ends before transferring her mind into Honey Badger. Sophie survived to cohabitate X-23, distracting Esme so that Mindee could use Cerebro and remove Esme and Sophie from their hosts, leaving them dead again. [X-23 (3rd series) #5, December 2018] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [House of X #1, September 2019]
  See Also: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Committed suicide, apparently due to a particular future she foresaw. This is forever. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #11, April 2019]

Wolf Cub
Wolf Cub’s stomach was ripped open by Donald Pierce’s metallic talons during a melee with the anti-mutant cyborg. [Young X-Men #5, October 2008]

Killed by smashing the cursed gem the Enchantress used to keep Magik's powers in check. [War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #3, August 2019] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [New Mutants (4th series) #1, January 2020]

When the New Mutants confronted Viper and the Silver Samurai, Karma vanished during an explosion at the villains' base, and was believed dead. [New Mutants (1st series) #6, August 1983] Karma had actually been taken by the Shadow King, who used her as his new host body for some time. [New Mutants (1st series) #30, August 1985]
  See Also: Secret Wars II

See Event Deaths: Secret Wars II, X-Men Disassembled

Went over the side of a bridge in a car, dying in the impact. [X-Factor (4th series) #1, September 2020] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [X-Factor (4th series) #2, October 2020]

Boom Boom
Captured by the Sapien League, Boom-Boom was used as bait. The suicidal Leper Queen wanted X-Force to kill her, and threatened Tabitha to force their hand. When X-Force was remotely transported into the future before they could kill her, however, the Queen fired a round through Tabitha's skull, killing her instantly. [X-Force (3rd series) #13, March 2009]

When the time-jump mechanisms reversed themselves, X-23 arranged to materialize in the present at the exact space and time she left. She reappeared just in time to shoot the Leper Queen dead before she executed Boom-Boom. [X-Force (3rd series) #17, September 2009]


See Also: X-Force Counter X

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Hunted and killed by agents of the Office of National Emergency. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #11, April 2019] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [New Mutants (4th series) #1, January 2020]

Marked for death by the assassin, Marcus Tsung, Domino died in Paris when Tsung's virtual bullet shot through her spine. [X-Force (1st series) #108, November 2000] Dead for a matter of hours, Domino reawakened on the autopsy table thanks to a piece of symbiotic alien bio-technology she had unknowingly been implanted with. [X-Force (1st series) #108, November 2000]
  Died in a train crash stopping Xeno from using her genetic material and luck for their agents. [X-Force (6th series) #8, April 2020] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [X-Force (6th series) #9, May 2020]


  Killed by Wolverine when he fell under the influence of the Pale Girl. [Wolverine (7th series) #1, April 2020] Krakoan Resurrection Protocols. [Wolverine (7th series) #1, April 2020]


  See Also: X-Force Counter X


When he heard Bastion's people were targeting the X-Men's teleporters, the cowardly Vanisher fled to his South America brothel. Stephen Lang was waiting for him, and Vanisher was shot repeatedly. He teleported away, but seemingly died on the side of the road filled with bullet wounds. [New Mutants (3rd series) #13, July 2010]

Despite his injuries, Vanisher apparently recovered and was later seen working with the Marauders. [Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #48, May 2012]


Liquefied by General Callahan using the geme-bomb implanted in his skull by Office of National Emergency. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #19, August 2019]

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


Illyana was one of the first mutants infected by the deadly Legacy Virus. After several weeks convalescence at the mansion, she quietly passed away from Stryfe's legacy. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #303, August 1993] The demonic Belasco recreated Illyana from his memories, magically constructing her a body and personality based on her previous incarnation. This Darkchilde was literally a walking memory of Illyana, possessing no soul of her own. [New X-Men (2nd series) #37, June 2007] The Darkchilde eventually claimed the soul-gems Belasco had created years ago from Illyana and merged with them, effectively becoming a full reincarnation of Magik in both body and spirit. [New Mutants (3rd series) #21, March 2011]
  See Also: Secret Wars II, Matthew Malloy

Madison Jeffries
See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Dr. Yuriko Takiguchi
Fighting extreme old age by the time he was recruited by Hank McCoy, Dr. Takiguchi quietly passed away after the stress of building Utopia with the X-Club proved too much for him. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #515, November 2009]

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

When Selene’s techno-organic zombies lay siege to Utopia, Onyxx brazenly leapt into battle with her acolyte, Wither. His rocky hide was still organic enough for Kevin to disintegrate Onyxx the moment they made contact with each other. [X-Force (3rd series) #23, March 2010]

Glob Herman
See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

During the hunt for Hope, Bastion coordinated a missile strike on one of the X-Men’s SUVs. Wolverine and X-23 survived the blast, but Ariel was consumed in the explosion. [X-Men Legacy (1st series) #235, June 2010] At the last moment, Ariel used her power to teleport through doorways to make an escape, but she wound up trapped between dimensional spaces. She managed to reconnect with the X-Men during a spatial shift, and Rogue helped Ariel reform herself on the material plane. [X-Men Legacy (1st series) #259-260, January-February 2012]

Daken sought to reinvent himself outside the shadow of Romulus and his father. With the help of the Red Right Hand, he arranged for the demon-possessed Wolverine to seemingly kill him in public, reducing his body to ash. This allowed Daken to go underground and establish a new identity for himself. [Daken: Dark Wolverine #2, December 2010] After successfully conquering Madripoor, Daken quickly lost interest when an old crimelord pointed out how unoriginal he was, following in Wolverine's footsteps as Patch. Daken revealed himself to Wolverine at Avengers Tower before moving to Los Angeles to start over. At this point, he no longer attempted to hide his survival from the world and routinely operated in the public eye. [Daken: Dark Wolverine #9.1, July 2011]
  With his healing factor burned out and his life in shambles, Daken went on a self-destructive streak from coast to coast. His rampage ended when he seemingly blew himself up in Time Square. [Daken: Dark Wolverine #23, May 2012]

Despite his explosive finale in New York City, Daken resurfaced months later without explanation. His healing factor appeared completely restored and his addiction to Heat was a thing of the past. [Uncanny X-Force (1st series) #26, August 2012]


Faced with the fact that his son was irredeemable, Wolverine fought Daken to the death. He ultimately drowned Daken in a shallow pool of water on Genosha. [Uncanny X-Force (1st series) #34, January 2013]

The Apocalypse Twins used the power of the Celestials to restore Daken. A Life Seed resurrected his fallen form, while a Death Seed corrupted him with the power of Apocalypse, turning him into one of the Four Horsemen of Death. [Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #9, August 2013]

  Exposed to radiation which neutralized his healing factor, then stabbed in the chest. [Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #3, September 2020] Persephone used her reanimation power to bring Daken back as a zombie agent under her control. [Return of Wolverine #2, December 2020] Wolverine's healing factor apparently allowed him to return to life completely, severing Persephone's control over him. Daken has also been seen independent since then, so presumably the same applies to him. [House of X #5, November 2019]


See Event Deaths: Infinity Gauntlet

During the events of Maximum Carnage, Dagger was blasted by the insane Shriek and seemingly disintegrated. [Web of Spider-Man (1st series) #101, June 1993] Dagger's essence recuperated inside her partner Cloak's void, and she soon returned. [Spider-Man (1st series) #37, August 1993]
  See Also: Infinity Gauntlet


While defending Atlantis from the pirate Plunderer, the Sub-Mariner was caught in an explosion and his people believed him dead for many months. Namor was in exile from the throne at the time for being a warmonger and did not return to let his people know he was alive as a result. [Tales to Astonish #99, January 1968]

The Atlanteans learned Namor was alive when he rescued them from the marauding barbarian Attuma, but a cruel jest by Attuma led Namor to believe his closest friends and allies had already been murdered by the hordes, and so a reunion between Namor and Atlantis was delayed further. [Sub-Mariner (1st series) #4, August 1968]

  In conflict with the hordes of Hydra alongside Iron Man, Namor was caught on their vessel as it self-destructed. Iron Man detected no lifesigns in the water after the explosion. [Iron Man Annual #9, 1989] Namor survived the ship's destruction, but kept himself masked and hidden during the Atlantis Attacks in order to strike at his enemies unexpectedly. Although the heroes of Earth soon learned of his survival, Namor allowed Iron Man's initial story of his demise to spread the surface world, and was believed dead for many months. His survival was eventually revealed to the world at large after he publically confronted the board of RoXXon Oil and dealt with a tanker spill off the coast of New York. [Namor, the Sub-Mariner #3, June 1990]
  Seeking revenge for past betrayals, Black Panther condemned Namor to die on an empty world during one of the final Incursions. An anti-matter bomb was set to detonate, destroying the world with Namor and the Cabal still on it. They were contained beneath a force field preventing them from escaping back to Earth-616. [Avengers (5th series) #40, March 2015] Miraculously, a second Incursion began during the first one. Namor and the Cabal were able to flee to a third world, Earth-1610, before the anti-matter bomb destroyed the one they were initially trapped on. [Avengers (5th series) #41, April 2015]

Out of vengeance for his role in the destruction of worlds during the Incursions, the Squadron Supreme targeted Namor and Atlantis. Hyperion removed Namor's head with a clean swipe of his atomic vision. [Squadron Supreme (4th series) #1, February 2016]

Later regretting their actions, the Squadron participated in a mystical spell that allowed them to retrieve Namor's essence from the moment of his death and reincarnate it into the present day. [Squadron Supreme (4th series) #14, February 2017]

  See Also: Infinity Gauntlet
Dark Beast

After endless self-experimentation, McCoy finally pushed his body too far. Suffering from fatal degeneration, the Dark Beast required a containment suit to maintain his vital signs. He staged a series of attacks on the X-Men until his heroic counterpart located him. Cyclops blasted McCoy and damaged his suit, inadvertently causing him to finally succumb to his ailment and expire. [Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) #22, August 2014]

His original head was preserved by Sinister and grafted onto a new body, making him a cyborg. [Secret Warriors (2nd series) #3, August 2017 (explained in Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #13, May 2019]


  Killed by Magik when she used her stepping disks to teleport his head into the ceiling. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #20, August 2020]

On Ani-Mate Island, the New Mutants were fighting with a crazed geneticist associated with the Right. The self-styled Ani-Mator was prepared to shoot Wolfsbane in the back when Doug lept in the way of the bullet. He bled out on the ground, unnoticed by his teammates until the battle was over. [New Mutants (1st series) #60, February 1988] Like many mutants, Cypher was resurrected by Eli Bard for Selene using his magically-advanced T-O virus infection. [X-Force (3rd series) #18, October 2009] Unlike most, however, Doug's powers and previous exposure to the T-O virus gave him a measure of resistance. His selffriend Warlock managed to purge Doug of the malicious code using a combination of his own Technarchy code and Illyana's Soulsword, restoring Doug to life independent of the virus. [New Mutants (3rd series) #8, February 2010]
  See Also: Secret Wars II

Captured by Cameron Hodge and the Genoshan Magistrates, Warlock's body was reduced to ashes when Hodge attempted to claim the Technarch's techno-organic powers for his own. His ashes were eventually scattered on the grave of his "selfriend," Doug Ramsey. [New Mutants (1st series) #95, November 1990] Warlock's ashes were harvested by the Friends of Humanity to create a new form of techno-organic Sentinels called the Phalanx. Warlock's mind remained hidden as a subroutine in the Phalanx Collective until they created a unit based on Doug Ramsey, with whom Warlock had shared his mind and lifeglow. Warlock's was reborn inside "Douglock," instilling the Phalanx drone with the capacity for independence and eventually becoming self-aware with his original personality once more. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #313, June 1994]
  Consolidated into a symbiotic bond with a Madrox duplicate as Warlox, then blasted by techno-organic Sentinels. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #22, September 2019] Survives as a T-O symbiote bonded to Doug Ramsey. [Powers of X #4, November 2019]
  See Also: Secret Wars II
Fantomex The Skinless Man had wanted revenge on Fantomex for decades after being skinned alive by him. He joined the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and cut open Fantomex's chest, ripping his heart out of his torso. [Uncanny X-Force (1st series) #27, September 2012]

After the Brotherhood was defeated, X-Force used the cloning technology at the White Sky facility to load Fantomex's body and reconstitute him back to life. Unfortunately, the machine recognized his three brains as independent readings, creating a body for each brain: Fantomex, Cluster and Weapon XIII. [Uncanny X-Force (1st series) #35, February 2013]

  Ceased to exist as a physical being when Charles Xavier rewrote his genetic material to make a new body for X, leaving Fantomex's mind on the astral plane. [Astonishing X-Men (4th series) #7, March 2018]

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

Gabriel was kidnapped by the Office of National Emergency and use in experiments to accelerate the growth of their techno-organic symbiotes. This caused his powers to age him by decades, if not centuries. Barely alive and wracked with pain, Velocidad was mercy-killed by Wolverine when Logan found him. [Uncanny X-Men (5th series) #21, September 2019]

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

See Event Deaths: X-Men Disassembled

After Hope let Martha Johanssen into Kenji’s mind, she used her psychic jamming abilities to break his mental control over his organo-techno mass. This caused Kenji to physically disperse, apparently leaving him dead. [Generation Hope #17, May 2012]

Kenji's cells survived and were harvested by David Harmon to create his own bio-mechanical parts. Harmon's efforts apparently stimulated Kenji's cellular structure enough that he fully regenerated, given time. [Storm (3rd series) #10, June 2015]