X-Men
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Mutants. Homo superior. They now occupy the highest rung on the evolutionary ladder. And their predecessors are not taking the ascendance lightly. Persecuted. Hated. Tortured. Mocked. Feared. By virtue of their genetic make-up alone, mutants - born every day in greater and greater numbers - suffer from humans' discrimination and prejudice. Force to live among Homo sapiens who fear that mutants will steal their jobs and take their human partners, their anger at their fate is understandable.

Angry at themselves, and angry at their powers they were born with, mutants needed a leader - a man with a vision - to help them overcome their despair and see the blessing they have been given instead of the curse they thought it to be. They found that leader in Professor X. Sensing the growing movement of anti-mutant sentiment, Professor X opened up his Westchester mansion and created living and learning spaces where special mutants could be trained to use their unique gifts for the betterment of all species - before it was too late.

Professor X foresaw a future consumed by genetic war, where man and mutant would battle in a bleak wasteland once known as Earth. He knows that maintaining peace now will prevent endless warfare between man and mutant. He knows that only a handful of mutants can help stave off this devastating future.

He calls them the X-Men.

They call themselves the future's only hope.

Current Members:
Cyclops (Scott Summers)
Emma Frost
Wolverine (Logan)
Storm
Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
Archangel
Iceman (Bobby Drake)
Rogue
Psylocke (Betsy Braddock)
Dazzler
Gambit
Northstar
Cannonball
Danielle Moonstar
Magma
Sunspot
Karma
Magik
Warpath
Armor
Surge
Hepzibah
Pixie
X-23 (Laura Kinney)
Sub-Mariner
Cloak
Dagger
Danger

Supporting Cast:
Professor X (Charles Xavier)
Mayor Sadie Sinclair
Lockheed
Hope Summers
X-Factor Investigations
X-Force
Annie Ghazikhanian
Forge
The Xavier Institute for Higher Learning
Sentinel Squad O*N*E
The 198
Detective Charlotte Jones
Trish Tilby
Gateway
Dr. Moira MacTaggert Deceased
Senator Robert Kelly Deceased
Evangeline Whedon
Various Substitute and Splinter Groups

Former Members:
Beast
Phoenix
Mimic
Changeling
Polaris
Havok
Nightcrawler
Banshee
Sunfire
Thunderbird I
Shadowcat
Marvel Girl
Longshot
Jubilee
Bishop
Revanche
Joseph
Cecilia Reyes
Marrow
Maggott
Cable
Xorn I
Thunderbird III
Sage
Chamber
Stacy X
Lifeguard
Slipstream
Husk
The Juggernaut
Xorn II
Darwin
Omega Sentinel
Caliban

X-Men Equipment:
The Xavier Mansion
The Blackbird

Villains:
Magneto
Apocalypse
Mr. Sinister
Sabretooth
Mystique
The Juggernaut
Sauron
The Living Monolith
Avalanche
Pyro
The Blob
Toad
Post
Mimic
Mojo
Spiral
Dark Phoenix
Krakoa the Living Island
Holocaust
The Shadow King
Proteus
William Stryker
Kid Omega
Ord
Danger
Predator X
Miss Sinister
Cassandra Nova
Adversary
Arcade
Belasco
Mesmero
Onslaught
Unus the Untouchable
The Vanisher
Warhawk
Emplate
Cameron Hodge

Villainous Teams:
The Brotherhood of Mutants
The Acolytes
The Hellfire Club
The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse
The Sentinels Program
The Reavers
The Marauders
The Morlocks
Mutant Liberation Front
Savage Land Mutates
The N'Garai
The Purifiers
The Hellfire Cult
The Sisterhood of Mutants
The Right

Locations:
The Savage Land
Genosha
Muir Island
Madripoor
Providence