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The X-Men are mutants who fight for peace between Homo Superior (mutants) and Homo Sapiens (humans). They were founded by Charles Xavier, and are based in the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, later re-named Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, when younger students began to enroll. Their main adversaries include Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the Marauders, and Apocalypse and his horsemen. The X-Men are currently divided into two groups: Blue Group and Gold Group.

History

The X-Men were first formed in 1970 as the first super-hero team to batle Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Team Leader(s)

  • Charles Xavier (telepathy; most powerful telepath on the planet)(non-field leader)
  • Storm (weather manipulation)(leader of the gold team)
  • Mystique (shape-shifter)(former field-leader of the first class)
  • Wolverine (adamantium bones and claws, healing factor)(blue team leader)

Original Members

  • Angel/Archangel (flight, limited healing factor)
  • Nightcrawler (teleportation and acrobatic abilities: pointed tail and devilish appearance)
  • Iceman (control over ice and able to generate ice from the moisture in the air)
  • Phoenix/Marvel Girl (telepathy and telekenisis; pyrokenisis as Phoenix)
  • Wolverine (adamantium laced bones and claws, acute senses, and a healing factor; over 400 years old)
  • Psylocke (telepathy, later developed telekenisis)
  • Cyclops (optic blasts fired from eyes; not able to control from childhood head injuries)
  • Mystique (shapeshifting and extended life; currently dating Wolverine; over 400 years old; former agent of SHIELD)

Second Generation X-Men

  • Metal Man (codename used on first mission)/Colossus (can transform his skin to organic steel, and can lift over 150 tons)
  • Shadowcat (can 'phase' through walls, shifted her molecules so that she can be almost transparent and walk through objects)
  • Storm (weather manipulation)
  • Frostheart (former white queen of the Hellfire Club; can turn into organic diamond and is an advanced telepath)
  • Beast (superhuman agility and strength; blue fur and large feet & hands)
  • Banshee (supersonic scream; also enables flight)
  • Sunfire (generates fire; can fly)

Current X-Men

All of the above are split into two teams, Blue and Gold.

Blue Team

  • Wolverine (leader)
  • Frostheart
  • Beast
  • Sunfire
  • Banshee
  • Marvel Girl
  • Cyclops
  • Mystique

Gold Team

  • Storm
  • Angel
  • Nightcrawler
  • Psylocke
  • Shadowcat
  • Iceman
  • Colossus
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