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The Crossover:

Characters Involved

When the initial Age of Apocalypse crossover was released in 1995-96, many of the characters featured within the X-titles were re-imagined in this new world. Other heroes such as the Fantastic Four and Avengers were also accounted for, whether on panel or in passing by mention by another character. Once the crossover was completed, the timeline was considered gone for many years. A number of prequel comics were released over the years after that detailing the background to some of the situations and characters. Later still, the timeline returned in a big way with limited series, and featured in ongoing titles. The following list of characters contains the ones featured in the original crossover only. For more information on these characters and any character that featured after the crossover, please read The Continuing Age of Apocalypse. For characters with an alternative codename, their 616 name is in parentheses next to it.

  • Banshee, Blink, Dazzler, Exodus, Iceman, Magneto, Morph, Nightcrawler, Quicksilver, Rogue, Sabretooth, Storm, Sunfire, Wild Child (all X-Men)
  • Weapon X (Wolverine), Jean Grey (former X-Men)
  • Scarlet Witch (deceased/former X-Men)
  • Gambit, Jubilee, Lila Cheney, Strong Guy, Sunspot (all X-Ternals)
  • Brute, Forge, Mastermind, Soaron (Sauron), Sonique (Siryn), Toad, X-Man (all Outcasts)
  • Chamber, Colossus, Husk, Know-It-All, Mondo, Shadowcat, Skin, Vincente Cimetta (all Generation Next)
  • Damask (Black Queen/Emma Steed), Mystique, Nightcrawler, Switchback (all X-Calibre)
  • Bolivar Trask, Brian Braddock (Captain Britain), Emma Frost, Mariko Yashida, Moira Trask (MacTaggert), Thunderbolt Ross (all Human High Council)
  • Ben Grimm (The Thing), Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel), Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Donald Blake (Thor), Gateway, Gwen Stacy, Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Tony Stark (Iron Man), Victor von Doom (Dr. Doom) (all agents of the Human High Council)
  • Artemis, Avalanche, Blob, Bullseye, Calvin Rankin (Mimic), Empath, Illyana Rasputin, Newt, Peter Corbeau, Phantasia, Polaris, Pyro, Tommy Chang, Samantha DuPris, Wolfsbane (all prisoners of Apocalypse)
  • Cain (Juggernaut), Destiny, Douglas Ramsey (Cypher) and Wendy (Stinger) (all residents of Avalon)
  • Angel, Karma, and Scarlet MacKenzie (all employees of Heaven)
  • Apocalypse
  • Abyss, Candra, Death, Gideon, Holocaust, Mikhail Rasputin, Sinister, War (Abraham Kieros) (all Horsemen)
  • Amazon (Elizabeth Guthrie), Aurora, Cannonball, Cyclops, Dark Beast (Beast), Jesse Aaronson (Bedlam), Terrance Aaronson (King Bedlam), Havok, Northstar (all Mutant Elite Force)
  • Madri (Multiple Man), Rictor, Unus, Vanisher (all Infinites)
  • Arclight, Box (Madison Jeffries), Copycat, Spyne, Yeti (all Brotherhood)
  • Caliban, Domino, Grizzly, Magma (all bounty hunters)
  • Dani Moonstar, Dead Man Wade (Deadpool) (all Pale Riders)
  • Arcade, Dirigible (Kingpin), Owl, Red (Norman Osborn) (all Marauders)
  • Clegg, Dead-Eye, Donald Pierce, Mangle, Slocum, Vultura (all Reavers)
  • Delgado, Keeper Murdock (Daredevil), Omega Red, Rastus, Rex, Quietus, Sebastian Shaw, Shadow King, Sugar Man (all operatives of Apocalypse)
  • Bova, Callisto, Henry Gyrich, John Proudstar (Thunderbird I), Nanny, Valerie Cooper (all individual operatives)
  • Imperial Guard
  • Starjammers

The following characters were not seen on panel but were mentioned by other characters to be deceased

  • Frank Castle (The Punisher)
  • Johnny Storm (Human Torch), Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)
  • Namor
  • Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
  • T’Challa (Black Panther),
  • Synch
  • Bastion (Unknown) (former Horseman)