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Micromax Real Name: Scott Wright
Status: inactive

Micromax only worked briefly and occasionally with Excalibur. Shortly thereafter, he left for New York to become head of security for the Brand Corporation. [mentioned in Excalibur #71] A few months later, he showed up at the wedding party of Brian and Meggan, where he admitted to be unemployed, since Brand no longer required his services. [Excalibur #125] Micromax helped the Avengers battle Kang’s invading army in France. [Avengers (3rd series) #46]

Mimic (Note, this is not the alternate reality Mimic starring in the new Exiles title!)
Real Name: Calvin Rankin
Status: unknown

Calvin Rankin left the X-Men when his mimicking ability was lost after a battle against the Super-Adaptoid. [Uncanny X-Men #29] Later, his power returned and was out of control. Calvin was able to synch up at an even longer ranges than before and also leeched off energy off his victims. Finally, he seemed to die of radiation poisoning, when he absorbed the Hulk’s gamma radiation energy. [Incredible Hulk (2nd series) #161] However, the Mimic did not die, as he was able to absorb Wolverine’s healing factor when the Canadian mutant got into the range of the Mimic‘s power without even knowing it. Along with the cure, Rankin also absorbed Logan’s uncontrollable nature and he ran amok till Wolverine and the Hulk stopped him. [Marvel Comics Presents #59, 61] At first sent to Japan to learn some self-discipline and inner peace, Mimic later was relocated to an abandoned science station in the Arctic, where the danger of him accidentally synching up with nearby mutants was not present. For reasons yet unknown, Mimic suddenly manifested the powers of the original five X-Men again and destroyed the base. [X-Force #45-46] Since then Rankin became one of Onslaught’s lackeys and later joined the Brotherhood of Mutants. He was last seen when the High Evolutionary „switched off“ all mutant genomes; Mimic‘s wings fell off and the other abilities were lost too. If he regained these powers, when the Evolutionary’s device was destroyed or if he has to mimic them anew, is not known. [Uncanny X-Men #379]

Mirage is listed under Moonstar

Moonstar Real Name: Danielle Moonstar
Status: mentor to the new New Mutants, acting Headmisstress of the Xavier Institute

During the Six-Month Gap, most X-Force members decided to follow Pete Wisdom’s suggestion to become a black-op team. Danielle, however, could not accept the methods of the new leader and quit. [X-Force #106] Instead, she decided to get a college education and was referred to as a part-time member of the X-Men. [X-Men (2nd series) #102] After spending some time away from the X-Men, seemingly keeping to herself, Danielle set about on a new crusade in which she helps train a new generation of New Mutants, and that also brought her back to the Xavier Institute. The Professor wanted her among the staff, since, due to her being closer in age to the many new students, she could much easier relate to them than most other teachers at the Institute.[New Mutants (2nd series) #1-2] Dani recruited several mutants, most of whom became close friends and, for tutoring them, she even turned down the offer to re-join the X-Men. [New Mutants (2nd series) #13] With the student body broken down into squads, Dani remains advisor to those students she recruited, and has given them codenames as well as dubbing them the New Mutants. [New X-Men: Academy X #2] Despite having to work so closely, the old rivalry between Dani and Emma flared up when they both tried to re-recruit a former student, but this lead to Agent Justin Pierce of the FBI to discover the student, Kevin, who accidentally killed his father when his powers manifested. At odds about handing Kevin over to Agent Pierce, Dani eventually decided that mutants cannot put themselves outside of human laws and agreed to turn Kevin in. After several students attempted to free Kevin, he was put on trial and was set free. Another bonus for Dani was that Agent Pierce asked her to go on a date sometime, which she accepted. [New X-Men: Academy X #3-6] After several good things happening, Dani learned that her best friend Wolfsbane had an affair with one of her students, Elixir. Upset, Dani and Rahne spoke angrily to each other before Rahne left the Institute. [New X-Men: Academy X #12] More tragedy struck when Northstar was killed, something which upset Dani tremendously because, like her, Jean-Paul was truly dedicated to teaching the students. She was even more upset when his body was stolen and a decision was made not to tell the students, believing they would by lying to the kids. Nevertheless, at Northstar's funeral, Dani said some touching words. [New X-Men: Academy X #13] Some happiness finally happened for Dani when Agent Pierce agreed to chaperone the end of year prom with her, which was not without complications from students. In a rather unsurprising move, considering her maturity, Dani was also left in charge of the Institute when the X-Men were called away on important business. [New X-Men: Academy X #14]

Mr. Sensitive Real Name: Guy Smith
Status: deceased

When most of X-Force were killed during a mission, the Orphan was not only invited to join, he instantly was nominated as the group‘s leader. [X-Force #117] However, unknown to everyone else, he played a dangerous game of Russian roulette every day. He thought his parents had been killed in a fire when he was still a child, but three years ago, he learned that they had started the fire intending to kill their mutant child, and had gone to prison for it. That day, he lost the will to live and started the game. However, U-Go Girl found out about the daily ritual and, when she and Guy started a relationship, he stopped the game. [X-Force #120]Unfortunately, Edie was killed during one of the team’s missions and Guy restarted to perform the Russian roulette by the end of each day. [X-Force #128] The fact that team owner Spike Freeman forbade everyone to talk about Edie’s death didn’t help either, but Lacuna managed to snap Guy out of his depression, first by interrupting his gun ritual and next by having the Orphan on her TV show, openly speaking about his feelings for Edie. [X-Force #129] Still missing her, Guy could at first not accept Venus Dee Milo, the new member of the team who was chosen as Edie’s replacement, but soon he found that they have much in common. [X-Statix #1] After a mission that involved a tough decision, namely killing a young boy whose reality changing powers made him too dangerous, Guy took a leave of absence. [X-Statix #5] During his vacation a new villain appeared, calling himself Bad Guy. X-Statix was convinced that this was Guy gone bad, but it turned out as someone else. Still, by the time Guy’s reputation was cleared, the group had decided on a new leader. Returning to his former codename of Mr. Sensitive, Guy was rather happy with this decision, as it gives him more time to explore his blooming relationship with Venus. [X-Statix #8] Despite him no longer being the leader, Guy remained the moral backbone of the team. More and more, he got fed up with team owner Spike Freeman’s manipulations and, when X-Statix learned of him having ordered an assassination attempt on their friend, Lacuna, Guy angrily broke his neck. [X-Statix #16-17] After a hefty battle with the Avengers [X-Statix #21-25], Guy's teammates all expressed interest in different careers, but joined him for their final mission, which also resulted in the deaths of the entire X-Statix team. [X-Statix #26]

Ms. Marvel is listed under Warbird

Multiple Man Real Name: Jamie Madrox
Status: active member of XXX Investigations

After one of his dupes was infected with the Legacy Virus, Jamie by pure instinct chose not to reabsorb it. Finally, when the dupe was about to die, the villainess, Haven, tried to cure him but failed. [X-Factor #100] The psychic backlash caused Multiple Man amnesia and so his teammates believed him dead, while Jamie wandered the streets. Later, he remembered but chose not to return to X-Factor, since the team had changed too much in his absence. When X-Factor was re-structured again, Multiple Man was to be among this new line-up, but tragedy struck the team as both Havok and Greystone were apparently killed in an explosion. [X-Factor #149] Shortly after X-Factor disbanded (off panel), Multiple Man and Forge followed Xavier’s request to investigate the situation on Genosha. [Uncanny X-Men Annual 1999] Jamie was invited by Banshee to become part of his new militant X-Corps and, believing in the good cause, Jamie joined. To provide the huge X-Corps building with the needed staff, Multiple Man created dozens of duplicates, though apparently spread himself too thin and many of them were vulnerable to a telepathic takeover by Mastermind. Later, when Mystique and Mastermind were discovered to have infiltrated the X-Corps, the X-Men helped Jamie to reabsorb all rogue dupes. [Uncanny X-Men #401-406] Jamie stayed in Paris and became a member of Xavier‘s X-Corporation, where he most recently took part in the disastrous evacuation of the Channel Tunnel. [New X-Men #128-130] However, following Darkstar's death, Madrox, like Cannonball, quit X-Corp Europe soon after. Jamie has recently set up X-Factor Investigations, where he works alongside his close friends and former X-Factor teammates, Strong Guy and Wolfsbane. [Madrox #1] Note: Multiple Man is set to appear in the upcoming X-Factor series which debuts later this year.

Murmur III Real Name: Arlette Truffaut
Status: undetermined, mentioned to have been downgraded to Beta Flight

Arlette’s inexperience in battle situations and her having to touch an opponent to properly control him / her, led to her getting injured during battle. She recovered from her wounds, but was downgraded to training status. [Alpha Flight (2nd series) #12-13, 16] With most of the original Alphans returning to the fold, it was decided to place Murmur and the other newer recruits into a reopened Beta Flight program. [Wolverine (2nd series) #142] The current status of the group is unknown. With their leader, Guardian III, dead and Radius having left to join the X-Corps there was not much of a team left. Besides, they apparently were no longer active by the time the original Alpha Flight got kidnapped, prompting Sasquatch to assemble an all-new, all-different Alpha Flight. [Alpha Flight (3rd series) #1]

Mystique Real Name: Raven Darkholme
Status: on the loose

After being captured by the US government, Mystique was forced to work off her criminal charges as part of X-Factor. When Sabretooth assassinated the team, she used the chance to slip away and had her tracking implant surgically removed before she was hunted down. [X-Factor #136, 139] Raven returned to some earlier cover identities. Right as she was infiltrating a governmental agency, the High Evolutionary „switched off“ all mutant powers and Raven was exposed. She was incarcerated and, although Rogue visited her, posing as a lawyer, she refused to bust her foster mother out. A week later, Mystique’s morphing ability returned and she easily escaped herself, vowing to take revenge on the X-Men. [Uncanny X-Men #379-380] Since then Raven, in disguise, joined the staff of presidential candidate Senator Kelly, only to assemble a new Brotherhood to assassinate the popular anti-mutant politician. When the X-Men attempted to stop her, Mystique tried to kill Rogue by stabbing her in the gut. The X-Man, barely surviving because she had absorbed Wolverine’s healing factor, in turn stabbed Mystique with Logan‘s bone claws. Following this, Mystique was taken to a prison for superpowered criminals on Long Island. [Bishop The Last X-Man #16, Uncanny X-Men #389] Later, Mystique broke out and infiltrated Banshee’s militant X-Corps group, posing as loyal member, Surge, one of Multiple Man’s duplicates and the X-Corps opponent, Jakob Eisen. Together with the daughter of Mastermind, she undermined the organization from within and caused major destruction in the name of mutant rights all over Europe. Yet, she was eventually discovered and was sucked into the void dimension within Abyss‘ darkness. [Uncanny X-Men #401-406] From there, she was freed during an encounter of the X-Men with Azazel, who happens to be both Azazel and Nightcrawler’s father. [Uncanny X-Men #431-434] Somehow, Mystique ended up in government captivity again and was sitting on death row, when she was freed by Xavier in disguise. In exchange for his help, Mystique was then forced to work as an undercover agent for the him, taking on such assignments that a publicly known teams of mutants, like the X-Men are not well suited for. [Mystique #1] Mystique’s objectives for Xavier took her all across the world and she even worked alongside her former lover, Forge, who designed various gadgets for her, and a diminutive telepath codenamed Shortpack. During one on of her earliest missions, Mystique was approached by a man called Shepard, who convinced her to become a double-agent for his boss, the Quiet Man, who later informed her that they wanted her to kill Xavier. Unbeknownst to Mystique, Shortpack was working for the Quiet Man too. [Mystique #6, 10, 13] Raven journeyed to Sweden, where she investigated Dermatech, a company which somehow accessed her DNA. Discovering other mutants were held prisoner there, Mystique freed them, only to learn that there were several clone-like-being of her at Dermatech also. Mystique took on the CEO, Helena Carlson, a woman who hated mutants with a passion, but never learned how she acquired her DNA. [Mystique #14-18] Soon after that, Mystique's handler, Shortpack, informed Professor X that he no longer wished to work with her, while Raven slept with the enemy - Shepard. [Mystique #19] However, double dealings soon ran afoul, as Forge, Fantomex, Shortpack and Xavier all became caught up in Mystique's web, as Mystique promised to kill Xavier for Shepard and the Quiet Man, while Shortpack became the Quiet Man's prisoner, which had his friend Fantomex concerned, and on Mystique's case. Blackmailed, Mystique impersonated the dead Prudence and planned to kill Xavier to free Shortpack. However, when Forge foiled her attempt, she fled, so Shepard and Steinbeck - the Quiet Man - decided Mystique had outlived her use. In a final confrontation, Mystique learned that the dead Prudence resides in Steinbeck and, after cutting off his/her hand, she rescued Shortpack and escaped Afterwards, she and Forge said their goodbyes, but not without Mystique switching Forge's device which he traces her on for a fake. [Mystique #20-24] Mystique also briefly infiltrated Xavier’s mansion in the guise of a new student called Foxx, trying to seduce Gambit to see wether he deserved being together with her foster daughter Rogue. Once she was discovered, Mystique claimed she wanted to atone for her past and applied for membership in the X-men. However, before they reached a decision, she escaped again. [X-Men (2nd series) #171-174]

Nemesis III Real Name: Amelia Weatherly / Jane Doe / St. Ives
Status: inactive

After Alpha Flight returned from being stranded in an alternate dimension for several months, they found that the Canadian government had assembled a new Gamma Flight team with Nemesis II as their leader. With Alpha Flight back in action, Gamma Flight was no longer needed and its members were offered to join Alpha or Beta Flight. Nemesis angrily refused, but later returned and became an ally of the team, working with them on a case-by-case basis. [Alpha Flight (1st series) #90, 121] When Canada had its own wave of anti-mutant / superhero hysteria, Department H decided to shut down the Flight programs and lay low for a while. [Alpha Flight (1st series) #130] Several months later, Alpha Flight was restarted and, while her activities during that time are unknown, Nemesis ended up in governmental custody somehow. Recently, after most members of Alpha Flight were captured by the alien Plodex, Sasquatch assembled an All-New All-Different Alpha Flight, including Nemesis, for a rescue attempt. The anarchist only obliged due to a device Sasquatch planted on her, preventing her from harming anyone programmed into it. During the rescue of the original Alphans, Nemesis was very useful, thanks to her skill and experience, though she often came to blows with her teammates. [Alpha Flight (3rd series) #1-6] With the original Alphans gone into space, the All-New, All-Different team decided whether they were going to stay as a team or not. Nemesis was due to be returned to government custody, as Sasquatch had promised. Surprisingly, Nemesis removed her mask and showed Sasquatch her true self, informing him that, while she was long-lived, she was not immortal and that she had a matter to attend to. Sasquatch came to Nemesis' aid and did not return her to custody, but severed the team's ties to the government. [Alpha Flight (3rd series) #7-8] During the All-New, All-Different Alpha Flight's final mission, Nemesis showed various signs of emotion and was revealed to be the former lover of Centennial, before her ”death.“ [Alpha Flight (3rd series) #9-12] Since the disbanding of the All-New, All-Different Alpha Flight, Nemesis' activities are unknown.

Nightcrawler Real Name: Kurt Wagner
Status: active member of the X.S.E. (in Uncanny X-Men)

Nightcrawler left the X-Men to join priesthood. He had not yet finished his studies and was a postulant when several attacks of the Neo forced him to return to the fold, at least as a part time member. [X-Men (2nd series) #100-102] Shortly after the death of his close friend, Colossus, which affected him very deep, Nightcrawler fully returned to active duty and became part of the X-Men’s „Away“ team. Kurt was at odds with himself, due to his fighting skills as an X-Man not matching with the Church’s non-violent approach, and his life became even more troublesome when the Supreme Pontiff of the Church of Humanity tampered with his mind. [Uncanny X-Men #400] The effects of this were discovered only weeks later, when Nightcrawler casually mentioned his status as a fully ordained priest, though such a ceremony had never taken place. As Phoenix discovered the residual mind tampering, the X-Men returned to the Church of Humanity, where it was revealed that they had planned for Kurt to replace the current Pope when he died or stood down. Then, they would have rigged his image inducer to fail during a public ceremony, revealing the Pope as a mutant and setting events in motion that the world would see mutants as the antichrist, and turn to the Church of Humanity for solace. This plan, however, was foiled. [Uncanny X-Men #423-424] Some weeks later, Kurt received a mysterious beckon that summoned him to the La Isle Des Demonas. There, he learned that his father was not German Count Wagner, but Azazel, an ancient mutant who was perceived to be a demon, and fathered several children all over the world. Together with the X-Men and his half-brothers, Abyss and Kiwi Black, Kurt banished Azazel and his minions to a nether realm, preventing their plans for invasion. [Uncanny X-Men #429-434] With all of this going on, Kurt somewhat neglected his leadership responsibilities, and had no objections with his teammates, Havok and Archangel, taking charge of the team. With the restructuring of the X-Men, Kurt was assigned to join Storm’s group, the X-Treme Sanctions Executive, and as such carries a badge that gives him full authority on any mutant-related situations all over the globe. [Uncanny X-Men #444] His duties as an X-Man took Kurt and the rest of the X.S.E. on a myriad of other adventures, including the arrival of a reformed Hellfire Club, Psylocke's resurrection, a unexpected journey to the Savage Land, and the return of Jean and the Phoenix. [Uncanny X-Men #452-459, X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #1-5] Kurt has also began some solo adventures, usually grittier in nature than those he deals with as a member of the X-Men. These missions have led him to request the aid of his beautiful stepsister, Amanda Sefton, whose magical abilities proved most useful when Kurt was dealing with demons. On the same mission, Kurt met a young nurse, Christine Palmer, and the two seem to be very attracted to each other. [Nightcrawler (3rd series) #1-4] However, Nightcrawler is currently in a confused state. After a near-death experience, he is re-living parts of his past, which he is about to learn may have even more mystery to it than it does already. [Nightcrawler (3rd series) #7]

Nocturne Real Name: T.J. Wagner
guest of the X-Men

A founding member of the dimension-hopping Exiles and daughter of an alternate world’s Nightcrawler and Scarlet Witch, Nocturne was a key member of the group until she found herself stuck on Earth 616. [Exiles #48] Nocturne joined up with the new Brotherhood, which led to an all-out assault at the Xavier Institute. Not truly evil, T.J. was uncertain about what she was doing, until Juggernaut pretended to kill her, while secretly asking her to go help the X-Men. Nocturne joined the X-Men's side, but in the final confrontation found herself sucked into the black hole of Xorn's head, along with Juggernaut and four members of the Brotherhood. [X-Men (2nd series) #161-164] Nocturne and Juggernaut wound up on Mojoworld, and manipulated Spiral into returning them to Earth. However, it was they who were being manipulated, as, upon their return to the Institute, Mojo and Spiral captured several of the X-Men. [Uncanny X-Men #460] Note: Nocturne is set to appear in the upcoming New Excalibur series which debuts later this year.

Northstar Real Name: Jean-Paul Beaubier
Status: in SHIELD custody

Never much interested in his role as an active superhero, Northstar soon quit Alpha Flight after the original team reunited [Alpha Flight (2nd series) #18-20], and he was promoting his book when Jean Grey approached him to join an interim team of X-Men with the intention of preventing Magneto and Genosha starting a third world war. Jean-Paul only reluctantly followed her invitation and immediately left when the crisis had passed. [X-Men (2nd series) #113] In his absence from Alpha Flight, the mental problems of his sister, Aurora, resurfaced, worse than ever before, and she was taken to a mental asylum, from where she was abducted by Weapon X. Northstar re-entered the world of mutant battles through other means, namely Charles Xavier, who approached Northstar to teach Business and Economics at the understaffed Institute, plus the chance to provide not only mutants but also gays with a role model to look up to. At first, Jean-Paul was about to decline, but being unable to save a young boy from the effects of his own explosive powers, he changed his mind. He became an active member on the X-Men, and formed a close relationship with school nurse, Annie Ghazikhanian, who was the only one to know of his crush on fellow teammate, Iceman. [Uncanny X-Men #414-415] Jean-Paul’s crush never eventuated to anything, as Iceman was apparently unaware that Northstar was even gay. [Uncanny X-Men #425] When the opportunity to place a spy into the Weapon X program arose, Jean-Paul volunteered himself, as he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to find out if the rumors about his sister’s abduction were true, but he was turned down due to the conflict of interests. [Weapon X (2nd series) #18] With the restructuring of the X-Teams, Northstar was removed from active duty and placed just as a teacher, where he was responsible also for the Academy squad, appropriately dubbed the Alpha Squadron. [X-Men (2nd series) #157] Jean-Paul had to say goodbye to his close friend, Nurse Annie, when she left the Institute. He was dealt a second blow the same day, for, while aiding the X-Men against the Brotherhood's assault, Sabretooth made some remarks about Northstar's missing sister, Aurora, which led Northstar to believe Creed knew where she was, though he was unable to get an answer out of him. [X-Men (2nd series) #163-164] More recently, however, Jean-Paul was tragically slaughtered by a mind-controlled Wolverine, [ Wolverine (3rd series) #25, New X-Men: Academy X #13] but in a cruel twist of fate, Jean-Paul's body was stolen and resurrected by HYDRA, who made another mind-controlled agent of him. While he was later caught and turned over to SHIELD, he has not yet snapped out of the brainwashing that was done to him. [New X-Men: Academy X #13, Wolverine (3rd series) #26-31]

Orphan is listed under Mr. Sensitive

Pathway Real Name: Laura Dean
Status: inactive

Pathway was part of Department H’s training team Beta Flight. When Canada had its own wave of anti-mutant / superhero hysteria, Department H decided to shut down the Flight programs and lay low for a while. [Alpha Flight (1st series) #130] Several months later, Alpha Flight was restarted, however Pathway and her twin sister, Goblyn were not part of it. Probably, they are living with Persuasion and her mother, like once before, when the three girls took a leave of absence.

Penance I is listed under M II

Penance II Real Name: Nicole and Claudette St. Croix
Status: inactive, in Morocco

After months at the Massachusetts Academy, it turned out that M was really her younger siblings, merged into a teenage form, while the real Monet was trapped inside Penance, thanks to her brother, Emplate. The twins, of whom one is autistic, decided to trade places with her sister. Monet was free again, but now Claudette and Nicole inhabited the Penance body. [Generation X #40] Some time later, Penance was caught in an explosion. Generation X found Claudette and Nicole separated and, much to anyone’s surprise, another incarnation of Penance. The twins were sent back to their father in Morocco. [Generation X #57-58]

Penance III Real Name: unknown
Status: inactive, in Morocco with the St. Croix family

When the twins Claudette and Nicole were released from the form of Penance II, it was first believed to be a dead empty shell, but soon the body woke up. Before this mystery could be explored, Penance III was sent off to the St. Croix estate in Morocco, when the academy’s secret of training mutants was exposed and the school was attacked by mutant haters. [mentioned in Generation X #70]

Persuasion Real Name: Kara Killgrave
Status: inactive

Persuasion was part of Department H’s training team, Beta Flight. Slowly, she was acting more and more irresponsible, possessing teammates and police officers who disagreed with the team. At the same time, she surprised herself by increasing the range of her abilities. [Alpha Flight (1st series) #111, 114] When Canada had its own wave of anti-mutant / superhero hysteria, Department H decided to shut down the Flight programs and lay low for a while. [Alpha Flight (1st series) #130] Several months later, Alpha Flight was restarted, however Persuasion was not part of it. Possibly, she was considered redundant with new recruit Murmur having a similar mutant ability.

Phat Real Name: William Robert ”Billy Bob“ Reilly
Status: deceased

According to X-Force‘s press package, Phat has a dysfunctional family background. However, it was made up by his agent, who thought it would portray him in a better light. Actually, Phat’s parents are quite normal people living in Florida. [X-Force #118] Since he and Vivisector were kind of overlooked by the media, who always focus on the more prominent members of X-Force, Vivisector and Phat were pretending to be a gay couple to get more attention. However, soon they were confused by their own act. [X-Force #126-127] After sleeping together, Phat acted rather harshly towards Vivisector and, not before long, he found control over his mutant power fading. [X-Force #129, X-Statix #1]When Billy Bob took a short vacation to visit his family and old friends, he found himself humiliated by several gay bashers, and his family told him that life was easier for them when he was not around. Phat returned to X-Force, where he and Myles sorted out their feelings. Apparently, they both were indeed gay, though not attracted towards each other. [X-Statix #3-4] Later on, when the team battled Mr. Code, who had rigged his own body with explosives, Billy Bob phatted up so quickly that his bones cracked and threw himself over the opponent to protect his teammates from the blast. Having died a hero’s death, sacrificing himself so that the others could live, Phat’s funeral turned into some sort of a joke, though. It ended with groups of gay rights and fat activists fighting each other, both claiming that Billy Bob had been their role model. [X-Statix #17-18]

Phoenix II Real Name: Jean Grey (part of her soul, essence, lifeforce merged with the Phoenix Force and used a duplicate body)
Status: deceased / split apart

Thanks to Mastermind tampering with her mind, Phoenix could no longer control the lust and hunger for power deep within herself. She soared through the universe and absorbed a sun, killing the 5 million inhabitants of its solar system. The incident was witnessed by the Shi’Ar, who wanted her death. The X-Men had to duel the Imperial Guard over Phoenix’s fate, but halfway through she realized herself that she would always be a danger and committed suicide. [Uncanny X-Men #137] Upon dying, the merged being split apart again, The Force tried to return the stolen soul fragments to the original Jean, but she rejected them and instead they entered Madelyne Pryor, a Sinister-made clone of Ms. Grey. The Force itself decided to follow Rachel Summers into the future, where it bonded to her and lay dormant for most of the time. [X-Factor #38, Excalibur #52] In a strange turn of events, the Phoenix Force, which had become split apart in the White Hot Room, returned to Earth to collect all of its species and, thinking it needed Cyclops' love, the Phoenix Force resurrected Jean Grey in an attempt to bond with her, so Cyclops could get back with his wife. Only, the Force didn’t count on the fact that Scott and Jean no longer had those feelings for each other, or that Emma Frost was now the woman holding Scott's heart. In an attempt to destroy the Force, Emma was bonded with it, until a final battle with Jean, in which the Force realized that what it really wanted was Jean Grey, and they were bonded again, only to be killed by a Shi'ar Event Horizon. Unbeknownst to the X-Men, a tiny fragment of the Force survived, and contacted one of the Stepford Cuckoos. [X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #1-5]

Phoenix III is listed under Marvel Girl III

Phoenix IV Real Name: Jean Grey-Summers
Status: deceased / in the White Hot Room

Actually, Scott and Jean had decided to retire in Alaska and were thinking about having children, but when they were mentioned to be part of the Twelve, they followed Xavier’s call once more. In the final battle against Apocalypse, Cyclops became the next host body for the ancient Egyptian mutant and was believed dead by his teammates. [X-Men (2nd series) #97] After mourning her loss, Jean returned to active duty on the X-Men, where she tried to help Psylocke dealing with the Shadow King locked inside her head. As a side effect, she lost her telekinesis to Betsy, but added Psylocke’s telepathic energies to her own. Months later, it became clear that there was still hope for her husband’s return, as Cyclops and Apocalypse were struggling for dominance over the shared body. Together, Phoenix and Cable were able to purge Apocalypse’s essence out of his systems and, since then, Cyclops returned to the X-Men. [X-Men: Search for Cyclops #1-4] As could be expected, the incident changed Scott’s character, which placed their marriage under a strain. Furthermore, when Jean underwent a secondary mutation, regaining access to her telekinesis and her sporting Phoenix-like power levels, it further alienated the couple and worrying their teammates. [New X-Men #114, 120] When Jean found out about Scott having and odd psychic affair with Emma Frost, she was furious, and went on a telepathic rampage of Emma‘s mind, torturing the rival with her own painful memories. [New X-Men #138-139] Unfortunately, Scott and Jean didn’t get a chance to sort things out. An imposter Magneto separated the X-Men and, when Jean attempted to rescue Wolverine from Asteroid M, both of them ended up trapped and being hurled towards the sun. When she had almost died from the extreme heat, Logan mercy-killed her, only for her to be resurrected moments later by the power of the Phoenix. Returning to Earth, Jean helped capture "Magneto“, only for him to kill her by inducing a heart attack. [New X-Men #148, 150] From the afterlife, Jean reached out and gave Scott a push towards accepting the offer of Emma Frost to continue running the Xavier Institute as a couple. By doing so, she prevented a dark future, in which Scott had not gotten over her death, leading to disastrous consequences. [New X-Men #151-154] In a strange turn of events, the Phoenix Force returned and resurrected Jean Grey so that it could be with Cyclops again, as it had some compulsive love towards him. Jean valiantly fought the Phoenix, and even had her beloved Wolverine kill her over and over again. Many of those X-Men who are closest to Jean took part in a testing battle against the Phoenix in an attempt to destroy it and the newly resurrected Jean again. But what the Phoenix Force hadn't counted on was that Jean no longer loved Cyclops the way it knew and, while the Force grappled with that revelation, it realized that it had returned because it needed Jean, and the two were bonded once again. Jean also learned just how much her friends loved her, before sacrificing her life, once again, to save them. [X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #1-5]

Plazm Real Name: unknown
Status: deceased

Plazm was among the casualties when most members of X-Force were killed trying to save the pop group, Boys R Us, from a hostage situation. It was later discovered that team leader, Zeitgeist, and the Coach had secretly planned the Boys R Us massacre. They wanted most of the team to die, as the media was about to loose interest in X-Force, and they thought getting in some new faces would help. [X-Force #116, 120]

Polaris Real Name: Lorna Dane
Status: active member of the (Adjectiveless) X-Men

After the apparent death of Havok and the disbanding of X-Factor, Lorna took some time to grieve. [X-Factor #149] Soon, she found herself stalked by Apocalypse’s followers, who stole Havok’s energy absorbing costume from her, which was needed to complete the Twelve cycle, of which herself she was also part. During the Twelve solution, Magneto discovered that, while his own powers were severely weakened, he could use Polaris to tap into Earth’s magnetic field. He then invited Lorna to join his staff on Genosha, so that he no longer would rely on Cortez’s power boosts. Polaris accepted, as she saw a chance to help in building a mutant society. [Uncanny X-Men #379] Under Magneto’s tutelage, Lorna explored new ways of using her powers, but suddenly Magneto found a way to restore his own magnetism. When Lorna openly opposed his methods, she was sent off the island, but later she secretly returned. [Magneto: Dark Seduction #4] During this time, Lorna’s curiosity as to her true origins got the better of her and she stole a sample of Magneto’s blood for it to be tested. Turned out that, after all those years, Magneto was indeed her biological father. She also discovered that he was responsible for the plane crash in which her mother and her husband had died. Lorna returned to Genosha, with fury, but was greeted as a celebrity, for Magneto learned of her investigation and informed the Genoshans that she was his daughter. [Uncanny X-Men #430-431] Right then, Genosha was attacked by a new breed of Sentinels, and millions of people were slaughtered. Polaris survived, though thousands of people being killed in front of her, all the while looking up to her as some sort of savior, took an effect on her psyche. The X-Men later found her, naked and disoriented, walking around the remains of Genosha. [New X-Men #132] After some time of recuperating, Lorna was informed of Havok having been found alive and returned to the Institute, sporting a new costume and a new attitude. [Uncanny X-Men #418] She immediately attacked the school nurse, thinking she was trying to hurt the comatose Havok, when in fact, Annie was trying to help. Almost immediately after Havok awoke from his coma, Lorna proposed to him and all of the X-Men around him congratulated him – before he had really said yes. [Uncanny X-Men #421] Only when she was walking down the aisle did Alex realize that he no longer truly loved her and called off the wedding. Boiling mad, Lorna went on a rampage, transforming her wedding dress into a simulacrum of Magneto’s costume and lashing out at everyone present. [Uncanny X-Men #425-426] No longer able to ignore the change in her, Xavier performed some sort of telepathic therapy with Polaris to get to the core of her problem, thus uncovering the events on Genosha shortly before the slaughtering. Although Lorna’s assertive attitude continues even after the revelations, she seems to be able to maintain control herself, and even has gotten in contact with Magneto’s other children, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Of all three of them, actually she is the one closest to their father, even sharing some of his anti-human views. [Uncanny X-Men #443] Following the restructure of the X-teams, Lorna remains with the group led by Havok, their first mission led them to China, where they discovered a second Xorn. Lorna was instrumental in rescuing him and displayed great control over her powers. [X-Men (2nd series) #157-160] Matters in Lorna's personal life began to change too, with Nurse Annie leaving Havok and the Institute, the two women parted with somewhat of an understanding of each other. [X-Men (2nd series) #161] Despite Havok being single, Lorna has not tried to get back together with him. In fact, she has rekindled her old relationship with Iceman, something Havok is not too keen on. However, her teammates are still concerned about her mental stability. [X-Men (2nd series) #166-170] Lorna's reaction to the devastation her half-sister, the Scarlet Witch, recently caused has not be shown.

Proudstar, James Status: active member of X-Corporation Mumbai

Thanks to Jesse Aaronson, X-Force survived being in the center of a vibranium bomb explosion. The team decided to let the world believe them dead, and used this status to secretly infiltrate and destroy anti-mutant organizations around the world. After half a year of this hit-and-run strategy, they learned of a great underground complex where Romany Wisdom was infecting helpless people with alien DNA to alter the human race. Fighting thousands of hybrids was a suicide run, but again Jesse’s powers were the key in destroying the whole bio-organic complex. Although the team seemed to have died in the explosion that left nothing but a huge crater, most of them, including Warpath, showed up alive short while later, opposing the new X-Force for mis-using their name. [X-Force #113-115, 117] Since then, Warpath was seen once more accompanying Siryn to Deadpool’s funeral. [Deadpool: Funeral For A Freak #1 / Deadpool (3rd series) #61] Following that, Warpath, like Siryn, joined Xavier‘s worldwide X-Corporation, but while Theresa is among the European branch, [New X-Men #128], Proudstar joined the team in Mumbai. [New X-Men #133] More recently, the Mumbai branch of X-Corp was bombed [Excalibur (2nd series) #5] and, in the clean-up, Warpath was contacted by his former leader, Cable, who requested that he aid him on a mission. Initially, James agreed but, after expressing his concern is more for X-Corp, he left and returned to Mumbai. [X-Force (2nd series) #2-3]

Provenzano, Paulie Status: undetermined

After helping out the X-Men during Eve of Destruction, Paulie had no intention of staying at Xavier’s school [X-Men (2nd series) #113] and possibly he returned to Brooklyn. Among the group of mutants taken to Weapon X's concentration camp, Neverland, and killed in a gas chamber, one resembled Paulie. However, as no name or identity was given, it’s unknown if that was truly him or not. [Weapon X (2nd series) #5]

Pryor, Madelyne Status: probably deceased

Cyclops‘ first wife went nearly mad when she learned about her look-a-like, Jean Grey, being back from the dead. Discovering that she was only a clone of Jean, created by Mr. Sinister to conceive a child with Summers genes, did not help. Maddie allied up with Limbo demons, N’astirh and S’ym, who magically released her latent powers to transform her into the Goblyn Queen. However, during Inferno, the original proved stronger than the copy and Madelyne did not survive her fight against Jean Grey. [X-Factor #38] Years later, when Nate Grey arrived in this reality, he reached out to a helping hand (Jean from his world) and accidentally provided Madelyne’s residue with a new body. At first amnesiac, Madelyne soon followed her own agenda and finally remembered her former life. When it was discovered that Madelyne was a psionic ghost, feeding off Nate’s vast energies, X-Man tried to reabsorb her, only to find that she was now independent and could not be forced against her will. [X-Man #25] After a brief cooperation with the Hellfire Club, Maddie returned to Nate’s side, but after a battle she was very drained and took a leave of absence. [X-Man #52] Later, „Maddie“ was with X-Man again, but it turned out that she was an evil Jean Grey from an alternate timeline, who replaced Maddie at an unknown point [X-Man #67] (though the drained status is most probable). Whatever became of the psionic ghost feeding of X-Man‘s energy is unknown, but since Nate has discorporated, it is only natural to assume that Maddie too is gone for good.

Psyche is listed under Moonstar

Psylocke Real Name: Elisabeth „Betsy“ Braddock
Status: resurrected, residing at Xavier Institute

Archangel and Psylocke had left the X-Men to recover from injuries received by Sabretooth, which she only survived by an exposure to the Crimson Dawn [Uncanny X-Men #330] Since then Betsy gained shadow teleporting abilities and the couple acted on a reserve-like status. During one occasion Psylocke helped the X-Men to battle the Shadow King, whom she imprisoned in her own mind, which meant that she could not dare to access her telepathy again. [X-Men (2nd series) #77-78] When Jean learned of this condition she opted to help Betsy dealing with it, this yet undocumented experiment (set in the six month gap) has misfired resulting in a power-switch between the two women. Jean acquired all of Betsy’s telepathic potential adding to her own, even the shadowy astral image, while Psylocke now possesses Jean’s telekinetic power. Although she not yet mastered fine-motor control of her new power, Betsy, who always loved the adventure, decided to accept Storm’s invitation and now is part of the group that searches for Destiny’s Diaries. [X-Men (2nd series) #109] The team started their Quest in Spain, where they were attacked by a mysterious new opponent called Vargas. After he had defeated the Beast and Rogue, Psylocke was the only one left standing. During their short battle, Vargas killed Betsy with unsettling ease. When Bishop later entered Gateway’s Dreamtime, he met Psylocke’s spirit for a last goodbye. Yet, when she was about to enter the afterlife, her essence was abducted by an unseen force – meaning that her story was not over. [X-Treme X-Men #2-4] Indeed, several months later, Psylocke reappeared in Spain, in the exact spot where she had died. The X-Men were contacted by Maria-Pilar Cortez to come and get there. Naturally, Psylocke had some ill feelings towards Bishop, as he was present when her spirit was abducted, while Betsy still retained the telekinesis she had before her death. [Uncanny X-Men #455] While the X.S.E. were dealing with strange goings-on in the Savage Land, Psylocke was left behind, but she joined forces with X-23 to search for her former teammates, and young X-23 even started mimicking some of Betsy's mannerisms, and Betsy proved invaluable in freeing Storm. [Uncanny X-Men #456-459] Back at the Institute, Psylocke was given an update of what had happened in her absence. The Beast also confirmed that Psylocke is indeed the real Betsy. While she is also having strange thoughts and visions of her mad brother, Jamie Braddock, the biggest question remains - how exactly was Betsy resurrected? [Uncanny X-Men #460]