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Professor X

Caught in the explosion of Grotesk's oscillotron, Professor Xavier revealed to the X-Men that he was already dying of an incurable illness. He died in battle, content that he went out as a hero. [X-Men (1st series) #42, March 1968] The Xavier who died was in fact the shape-shifting Changeling, who impersonated Xavier at his request. Xavier revealed his survival to the X-Men once his preparations for the Z'Noxx invasion were completed. [X-Men (1st series) #65, February 1970]
  Legion, son of Xavier, traveled into the past to eliminate Magnus before he became Magneto, the greatest resistance to Xavier's dream of human and mutant co-existence. Unfortunately, Legion chose a point in time when Xavier and Magnus were still friends, and Xavier threw himself into the path of Legion's killing stroke to save Magnus. [X-Men (2nd series) #41, February 1995] When Xavier was killed, Legion therefore was never born and the paradox began to drive reality amok. X-Men from the altered present, along with the time-tossed Bishop, made plans to return to the past. Bishop prevented Legion from killing either Xavier or Magnus, and reality was more-or-less restored to its proper order. [X-Men Omega, June 1995]
  As the Avengers and X-Men confronted the last of the Phoenix Five, the power consolidated into Scott Summers, causing a Dark Phoenix manifestation. Charles Xavier attempted to reach out to Scott telepathically and emotionally, but a stray thought from Dark Cyclops was all that was needed to strike down Professor X in a wave of cosmic energy. [Avengers vs. X-Men #11, November 2012]
See Also: Secret Wars

Cyclops threw himself between Apocalypse and his chosen vessel, Nate Grey, sacrificing himself to become the Eternal One's new host. His mind and body completely subsumed by Apocalypse, Scott was treated by his friends and colleagues as if he were dead. [X-Men (2nd series) #97, February 2000] Scott recovered as a part of Apocalypse, exerting his own "self" again. He and Apocalypse were separated with the help of Cable and Phoenix. [X-Men: Search for Cyclops #1-4, October 2000 - March 2001]
  During the battle with Breakworld, Cyclops was pulled into the vacuum of space and died. [Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #22, October 2007] Breakworld science restored him to life hours later, just as the X-Men's plan required. [Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #23, January 2008]

Wielding the power of the Phoenix Force, Cyclops felt confident in confronting Doctor Doom on Battleworld. Doom wielded the power of the Beyonders, however, overcoming the Phoenix Force and killing its host with a snap of his neck. [Secret Wars #4, September 2015]

When Reed Richards seized the power of the Beyonders, he reincarnated the previous universe and restored countless billions to life in this new iteration of reality, including Scott Summers. [Secret Wars #9, March 2016]


Cyclops was one of the earliest victims of the M-Pox. After making contact with the Terrigen clouds on Muir Island, Scott rapidly succumbed to its toxic effects and died. [Death of X #1, December 2016]

See Also: Magneto Triumphant!, Secret Wars, Infinity Gauntlet,
Matthew Malloy

See Event Deaths: Infinity Gauntlet

After losing his wings to the Marauders in the Mutant Massacre, Warren Worthington broke out of the hospital and commandeered a plane in order to fly again. The plane exploded in mid-air, making the former high-flying Angel an apparent victim of suicide. [X-Factor (1st series) #15, April 1987] Angel's death was but a ruse by Apocalypse, who captured the grieving mutant and remade him into Death, Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse. [X-Factor (1st series) #24, January 1988]
  Possessed by the Death Seed, Warren had become the new Apocalypse. To purify him and save the world, Psylocke ran him through with the opposing Life Seed. Both Warren and the Apocalypse persona were destroyed. His body was rebuilt by the Life Seed, leaving an entirely new entity in his place. [Uncanny X-Force #18-19, February 2012]

Warren Worthington's fate became ambiguous when he seemingly reverted to his Archangel persona, only to reveal the Lifeseed's Angel still existed as an independent being. Ultimately these two aspects of Angel and Archangel merged with one another, and a being who self-identified as the original Warren Worthington re-emerged from the gestalt. [Uncanny X-Men (4th series) #10, September 2016]

See Also: Infinity Gauntlet

See Event Deaths: Magneto Triumphant!, Infinity Gauntlet

Jean Grey
Using her telekinetic powers to shield the X-Men in a crash, Marvel Girl received a dose of psychic feedback from the impact that left her in critical need of medical care. A skirmish with the Savage Land natives prevented the X-Men from helping her immediately. When they awoke, they learned that Jean's injuries were too severe for the tribe's healers to mend, and she had already passed over into the Land of the Dead. [X-Men: The Hidden Years #1, December 1999] The X-Men soon learned that the "Land of the Dead" was a physical location, one where the aged and infirm were transported as their time to die drew neared. Jean, like others from the tribe, was not fully dead when she was sent on her way to the Land of the Dead. The healers in the Land were able to fully restore Marvel Girl to health after she passed into their realm. [X-Men: The Hidden Years #2, January 2000]
  Jean committed suicide on the moon to prevent her insane Dark Phoenix persona from re-emerging. [X-Men (1st series) #137, September 1980] Years later, it was revealed that Dark Phoenix was actually a duplicate of Jean, and the real Jean Grey was revived in a cocoon from the bottom of Jamaica Bay. [Avengers (1st series) #263, Fantastic Four (1st series) #268, January 1986]
  Under assault from two highly-advanced Sentinels from the future, Jean Grey flatlined during their termination sweep. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #281, October 1991] In order to survive, Jean psychically escaped her own body and transferred her consciousness into the nearby body of Emma Frost. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #282, November 1991]
  During a fight with the Brotherhood, Jean suffered an aneurysm when Xorn-Magneto manipulated the iron content of her blood. [New X-Men (1st series) #150, February 2004]
See Also: Magneto Triumphant!, Infinity Gauntlet

His powers raging out of control, Calvin Rankin threw himself on the incredible Hulk, absorbing a lethal dose of gamma radiation. This act of sacrifice prevented his unstable powers from claiming the lives of innocent people. [Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #161, March 1973] As his wide-reaching mimickry powers subsided, Mimic's power locked onto to Wolverine, elsewhere in the Canadian wilderness, and copied his healing factor to stay alive. [Marvel Comics Presents (1st series) #54-61, July - October 1990]

After learning he was dying from an incurable illness, the Changeling wanted to do some good in his last months. Approaching Professor Xavier, he was offered a chance to join the X-Men, posing as Professor X to the team so that Xavier could prepare himself fully for an upcoming alien threat. During his masquerade, Changeling was caught in an explosion caused by Grotesk the Sub-Human's oscillotron. He died in battle, content that he went out as a hero. [X-Men (1st series) #42, March 1968]

While in an airship trying to stop Greystone from activating his faulty time machine, the ship exploded and apparently killed Havok and Greystone. [X-Factor (1st series) #149, September 1998] Instead, Alex ended up launched into a parallel timeline, possessing the body of his Mutant X counterpart. [Mutant X #1, October 1998]
See Also: Horde, Fall of the Mutants

While fighting the Adversary on Forge's behalf, Polaris 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]
See Also: X-Factor Underground

During a climactic battle with King Black Bolt of the Inhumans, the vessel on which they were fighting overloaded and exploded. The massive discharge of energy created a rift in space-time itself known as the Fault. Vulcan was pulled inside the rift and apparently killed. [War of Kings #6, October 2009]
See Also: Deadly Genesis

See Event Deaths: Deadly Genesis

See Event Deaths: Deadly Genesis

See Event Deaths: Deadly Genesis

As Hope returned to the present, she was immediately targeted by Bastion. The X-Men fought to protect her, and so Nightcrawler and Rogue were charged with getting her safely to Utopia. Bastion intercepted them and, when Kurt attempted to teleport her away, Bastion manipulated the electromagnetic field to make Nightcrawler materialize impaled on the cyborg Sentinel’s arm. Mortally wounded, Nightcrawler used the last of his strength to teleport himself and Hope away. He died on the shores of Utopia after delivering her to Cyclops. [X-Force (3rd series) #26, June 2010] Kurt Wagner's soul found its way into Heaven, but he missed his time adventuring on Earth. When his father Azazel began pirating the nether-realms, Kurt left Heaven to chase him and his demonically manifested "children," the Bamfs. Nightcrawler redeemed some of the Bamfs, making them his own, and several sacrificed their bodies at the conclusion of the pirate adventure to become a new physical body to house Kurt's consciousness. [Amazing X-Men (2nd series) #5, May 2014]
See Event Deaths: Magneto Triumphant!, Secret Wars

Confronted by the Horseman known as Death and run through by his massive blade. [Astonishing X-Men (2nd series) #3, November 1999] The dead Wolverine was in fact a Skrull, who had infiltrated the X-Men to cover for the real Wolverine being captured and brainwashed as Death. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #375, December 1999]
  Murdered by Gorgon and the agents of Hydra and the Hand. [Wolverine (3rd series) #20, December 2004] Resurrected by the Hand's mysticism as a slave, temporarily held under their sway. [Wolverine (3rd series) #20, December 2004]

While stopping Abraham Cornelius from experimenting on more people, Logan was covered in molten Adamantium. Without his healing factor, the super-heated metal destroyed Logan's body and solidified around him as an unbreakable shell. [Death of Wolverine #4, December 2014]

Through circumstances yet unexplained, Wolverine broke free of his Adamantium tomb with his healing factor restored, and once again walks the Earth. [Marvel Legacy #1, November 2017]

See Also: Magneto Triumphant!, Secret Wars, Horde, Fall of the Mutants, Infinity Gauntlet

Caught in the path of a speeding Blackbird, Banshee was killed in an explosion caused by Vulcan. [X-Men: Deadly Genesis #2, February 2005]

The Apocalypse Twins used the power of the Celestials to restore Sean Cassidy. 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]

See Also: Magneto Triumphant!

Kidnapped by the demented mutant savior called Nanny, Storm was aboard her escape craft when Havok unthinkingly shot it down with a plasma bolt. Storm's lifeless body was discovered in the wreckage. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #248, September 1989] Storm's death was a ruse, her body a fake. The real Ororo had been reduced to pre-pubescence by Nanny and ended up a thief, in Cairo, Illinois. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #253, November 1989]
  While performing the sacred Morlock ritual known as the Ceremony of Light, Storm was caught in a disturbance and the underground cathedral began to cave in around her. Minutes later, Cable arrived on the scene and found Storm's body, her head caved in by falling rocks. [Storm (1st series) #1, February 1996] The disturbance had actually been caused by Mikhail Rasputin, who summoned Ororo to another dimension called The Hill. A doppleganger was left in her place to prevent the X-Men from asking too many questions about her disappearance. [Storm (1st series) #4, May 1996]
See Also: Magneto Triumphant!, Secret Wars, Horde, Fall of the Mutants, Matthew Malloy

His legs severed by Lady Deathstrike, Sunfire begged Rogue to drain the last of his essence so that he could enact revenge through her after he died. His body disappeared, leaving the question of whether he actually passed on or not. [Rogue (3rd series) #11, July 2005] Sunfire had in fact survived, whisked away by agents of the Japanese government. His powers and mobility were later restored by Apocalypse. [X-Men (2nd series) #182, April 2006]

When a cure for the Legacy Virus was found, it needed a human sacrifice in order to be properly released into the atmosphere. Thinking of his lost sister, Colossus willingly accepted his death to ensure the survival of others. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #390, March 2001] Colossus' body was recovered by agents of SWORD working with Ord of Breakworld, who used the technology of his people to bring Piotr back from the dead. He was replaced by a synthetic corpse, which was cremated in his stead. [Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #4, October 2004]
See Also: Magneto Triumphant!, Secret Wars, Fall of the Mutants

While attempting to stop Count Nefaria's escape plane, Thunderbird was caught in an explosion, killing him just as Nefaria teleported away. [X-Men (1st series) #95, October 1975]

Desperate to obtain one of Reed Richards' inventions to save Colossus' life, Kitty broke into the Baxter Building and tried to escape from the roof. Still relatively new at using her powers to walk on air, Kitty lost her concentration for a moment and fell. The police found her body on the street 40 stories below. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #178, February 1984] Kitty's supposed death had in fact been orchestrated by the Morlocks, who wanted to force her to honor a promise she made to Caliban weeks earlier. Kitty's "body" was actually that of a young street girl, morphed by Masque's power into a duplicate of Kitty. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #179, March 1984]



While trying to stop the Apocalypse Twins from evoking a mutant rapture, Rogue was impaled by the Grim Reaper's scythe. The Horseman then sent a pulse of energy through her, reducing Rogue to a smoldering corpse. [Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #14, January 2014]

Thanks to Kang and his Chronos Corps, years later the surviving members of the Unity Division traveled back in time and possessed their younger selves to save the Earth. This intervention prevented the chain of events that led to Rogue's demise. - [Uncanny Avengers (1st series) #21, August 2014]


See Event Deaths: Secret Wars, Horde, Fall of the Mutants

Rachel grew to extreme old age 2,000 years in the future, and expired after a lifetime fighting against Apocalypse and his forces. [Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix #4, August 1994] This reality was reversed following the Gathering of the Twelve. [Cable (1st series) #82, August 2000]

Betrayed by his lackey, Toad, Magneto was pushed out of his own airship while escaping an island base, and was apparently dashed on the rocks below. [Avengers (1st series) #53, June 1968] Instead, Magneto burrowed to safety deep below the ocean floor. [X-Men (1st series) #62, November 1969]
  Caught in his own burning citadel and trapped beneath falling wreckage, Magneto met his inevitable demise. [X-Men (1st series) #63, December 1969] As the ground collapsed beneath him, Magneto fell into an underground river and was swept away from the devastation. [X-Men: The Hidden Years #4, March 2000] Note: Originally, Magneto's next appearance was Fantastic Four (1st series) #102, September 1970, which showed Namor rescuing him after an explosion in Antarctica. The retcon series X-Men: The Hidden Years #1-12 told events which took place between those two originally published comics.
  Injured battling Wolverine, Magneto was tricked into believing he was properly healed by Fabian Cortez, whose super-charging power masked the full-extent of Magnus' injuries. Having over-exerted himself to the point of near death, Magneto stayed behind on the collapsing Asteroid M as it plunged to earth. [X-Men (2nd series) #3, December 1991] Instead of dying, Magneto was recharged by Earth's electromagnetic field as he passed through it, and saved instead by a protective cocoon created by his Acolyte, Chrome. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #299, April 1993]
  Suffering again from injuries taken battling Wolverine, Magneto was unable to stop the rampage of the Wild Sentinels over Genosha. 16 million mutants died that day, and Magneto was believed to be among them for many months. [New X-Men (1st series) #115, August 2001] Rumors of his death had been greatly exaggerated, and Magneto remained in the ruins of Genosha recuperating for some time. [Excalibur (3rd series) #1, July 2004]

Magneto empowered himself with everything he could think of to oppose the final Incursion and the death of the multiverse. He forced too much power through his system, however, and was disintegrated shortly before Everything Died. [Magneto (2nd series) #21, October 2015]

When Reed Richards seized the power of the Beyonders, he reincarnated the previous universe and restored countless billions to life in this new iteration of reality, including Scott Summers. [Secret Wars #9, March 2016]


Feeling Magneto had gone too far, Psylocke came to eliminate him as a threat and stabbed Magnus through the chest with her telekinetic katana. Magneto indeed died, but was quickly resurrected by the healing powers of Elixir. He chose to retain the fiction of his death in order to operate behind the scenes. [Uncanny X-Men (4th series) #19, May 2017]

Many parties slowly learned of Magneto's survival, despite his attempts to lay low. Eventually, he revealed himself on live television during a conflict with Mojo, allowing the whole world to know he had returned. [X-Men: Blue #14, December 2017]

See Also: Secret Wars

Facing the villainous Vargas in a duel, Psylocke was overwhelmed by his fighting skills and killed. [X-Treme X-Men (1st series) #2, August 2001] Jamie Braddock, Betsy's reality-warping brother, used his abilities to restore her to life. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #455, April 2005]
  See Also: Horde, Fall of the Mutants

Inexplicably, Dazzler has died several times over the past few years, only to be fully restored hours, even minutes later. A reason has not been forthcoming, and Alison has essentially accepted it as an unexplainable fact of life.[New Excalibur #1-24, January 2006 - December 2007, A-Force (2nd series) #1-10, March 2016 - December 2016]
  See Also: Horde, Fall of the Mutants

See Event Deaths: Horde, Fall of the Mutants

When Cannonball and Iceman interrogated Sunfire about the Marauders' latest plot, they learned that the assassins had targeted all chrono-variant and precognitive superhumans that might be of help to the X-Men. A confrontation with Gateway was referenced among a series of successful kills. [X-Men (2nd series) #202, October 2007] Although no further details have been released about the Marauders' conflict with Gateway, he has turned up alive and well mentoring Eden Fesi. [Secret Warriors #4, July 2009]

When the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants undid the "misdirection" Fantomex performed on Ultimaton, the Weapon Plus super-soldier reverted back to his original, highly-unstable personality. He snapped Gateway's neck before unleashing a nuclear-class detonation that destroyed Cavern-X and everything inside. [Uncanny X-Force (1st series) #27-28, September 2012]

Crazed in his attempts to stop the invasion of Earth via Ghost Boxes, Forge was at ground zero when Agent Brand used SWORD's resources to destroy the High Evolutionary's citadel and the Ghost Box inside. [Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #30, August 2009]

Despite SWORD's firepower, Forge survived the devastation atop Wundagore Mountain. He lived in the wreckage for a time until Cable sought him out and used his telepathy to provide Forge with an engineering solution to his mental problems. [Marvel NOW! Point One #1, December 2012]

   See Also: X-Factor Underground 

When a vampire suicide bomber went off in San Francisco, he infected Jubilee and other bystanders with a blood-based virus. The virus simulated some of the symptoms of vampirism in the infected, and hypnotically called them to Xarus, the new lord of the vampires. Jubilee responded to the call, and Xarus’s bite killed her so that she could be fully reanimated as a true vampire. [X-Men (3rd series) #2, October 2010]

Succumbing to the Legacy Virus afflicting her borrowed body, Kwannon asked Matsu'o Tsurayaba to assist her in ritual suicide before she suffered any further. [X-Men (2nd series) #31, April 1994]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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: Secret Wars II

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

Paulie Provenzano
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.

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]

Emma Frost
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]

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]

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]

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


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]


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]

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]
  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]

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]
  See Also: X-Factor Underground

See Event Deaths: Secret Wars II

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]

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

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

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]
  See Also: X-Force Counter X

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

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]

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]

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]


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 #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]

A number of previously deceased individuals resurfaced alive and well after Reed Richards reincarnated the universe with the call of "Everything Lives." This correlates with the Dark Beast's otherwise unexplained return, but direct causation has not yet been made. [Secret Warriors (2nd series) #3, August 2017]

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]
  See Also: Secret Wars II

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]

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]

Struck by his own psychic knife and a backlash of chronal energy, David Haller seemingly dispersed into stray atoms while trying to change the past. [X-Men Omega, June 1995] David’s dispersal was actually a banishment, and he drifted through the outer nothingness of Limbo for some time, trying to find his way home. [New Mutants (3rd series) #1, July 2009]

David Haller finally came into the god-like power that was his mutant inheritance, but could not maintain the control of his mind and powers necessary to keep others safe. Accessing the reality-altering abilities at his fingertips, Legion manipulated the time stream to ensure he had never been born instead, wiping his influence from the timeline and apparently causing his own "death." [X-Men Legacy (2nd series) #24, April 2014] 

Sebastian Shaw
When Shinobi Shaw wanted to supplant his father and score points in the Upstarts competition, he used his powers to interphase Sebastian’s chest and induce a massive coronary. Shinobi then blew up his father’s Swiss chalet with him still inside it for good measure. [X-Factor (1st series) #67, June 1991] Although the details of his survival have yet to be revealed, it’s likely that Sebastian’s kinetic absorbing powers were responsible for saving his life from Shinobi’s assassination. [X-Force (1st series) #48, November 1995]
  In order to gain loyalty from Namor among Norman Osborn’s cabal, Emma Frost promised to murder his old foe, Sebastian Shaw. Frost used her telepathy to convince Namor that Shaw had been beheaded, and then hid him away deep inside the X-Brig. Thus far, Namor still remains unaware of her ruse. [Uncanny X-Men Annual (2nd series) #2, March 2009]

Through unrevealed circumstances, Sebastian Shaw regained his memories and reclaimed a public position with the Hellfire Club. Any effort or reason to hide his resurrection from Namor had long since passed. [Uncanny X-Men (4th series) #6, June 2016]

Blink (616)

In confrontation with the Phalanx, their hive master Harvest proved more adaptable and resilient than Blink and her fellow young mutants could handle. In desperation, Clarice spatially shifted the hull of the ship they were on, casting her friends into the bay. She then unleashed her biggest spatial-sheering pulse yet, large enough and powerful enough to destroy Harvest, though it consumed Clarice as well. [X-Men (2nd series) #37, October 1994]

The Black Queen detected Clarice in the void between spaces and sought her out, returning Blink to our dimensional space. Selene used her abilities to heal Clarice of the spatial-sheering that had been consuming her body as well, restoring her to full health. [X-Force (3rd series) #11, March 2009, explained in X-Necrosha: The Gathering, February 2010]


Thinking herself invulnerable, Monet took a series of brutal beatings at the hands of Guido, the demons of Hell and the lord of the Olympian underworld Pluto. She was bleeding internally and continued to fight on despite Layla Miller's warnings, and eventually died while battling Guido in Hell. [X-Factor (1st series) #255, July 2013]

Despite being soulless, Guido still loved Monet. He murdered Rahne's son Tier to claim victory in the Hell on Earth War, becoming overall king of all the underworlds. With his newfound power, Guido restored Monet to life and then banished her from his kingdom. [X-Factor (1st series) #256, July 2013]


See Event Deaths: Infinity Gauntlet


Thomas Jones was recruited into the X-Men specifically for his transmutative powers, hoping he could neutralize the deadly effects of the Terrigen cloud. He succeeded in making the cloud's elements inert while passing through it, but not before succumbing to M-Pox himself. [Death of X #4, January 2017]

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