44 X-Men Characters And Their Movies

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Rashmi Bishnoi

12 months ago|17 min read


Raise your hand if you too are a marvel fan!

The superheroes so far introduced by marvel comics have a different fan base. So which one’s your favorite?

Talking about me, I love the X-Men series most.

So let me give you a short introduction about its origin. The X-Men series is based on a comic written by Stan Lee. Later Fox took the license of these Marvel characters which were the core of the X-Men series.

The whole series is just mind-blowing. The X-Men characters, their powers, and the story behind each one are full of twists and turns. 

The base of the X-Men series is almost the same except for the “Deadpool1” and “Deadpool2”.

X-Men series is about mutants who have different DNA (which is an evolution of mankind), and have superhuman powers. X-Men characters in all the movies of the series could be seen fighting for peace and equality between humans and mutants. However, a mutant named Magneto does not believe so.

There are 44 main X-Men characters in the whole series. Down below is the list of those characters. 

1. Wolverine

Wolverine | X-Men Characters

The first one on the list of X-Men characters is Wolverine and my personal favorite among all. 

Hugh Jackman here plays the role of Wolverine and no one could do it better than him, I bet it. The dialogue delivery and his impact made the character of Logan a classic one.

Wolverine’s powers included superhuman strength, tracking ability, enhanced senses, and above all a special healing power through which he recovered as soon he got injured, which also moderated aging.

Wolverine had an element named adamantium in his body because of which his wounds healed quickly.

Wolverine was seen in X-Men (2000), X-Men 2(2003), X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men Origins: The Wolverine, The Wolverine, and The Logan. He was also seen in X-Men: First Class.

2. Storm

Storm | X-Men Characters

As the name suggests this X-Men character can control the weather. Ororo Munro is a storm in the X-Men series; she used to manipulate the weather to confuse the enemies.

She is one of the most powerful and trusted mutants.

Actress Halle Berry performed the role of a storm in X- Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The younger role was performed by Alexandra Shipp in X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool2, and in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

3. Phoenix

Phoenix | X-Men Characters

The character Jean Grey is named as phoenix here. She has telekinetic and telepathic abilities, further enhanced by the cosmic energies of the Phoenix Force.

The X-Men were on a mission where Jean Grey was exposed to a very dark and ancient power which was a very powerful and destructive one. This made her anger uncontrollable and due to which was killed by Wolverine to save planet Earth.

She appeared in several X-Men series including X- Men, X-Men: Apocalypse, and more.

4. Cyclops

Cyclops | X-Men Characters

Do you know the power of this super mutant? Okay, I’ll tell you.

Cyclops is a member of the X-Men team and he emits powerful beams of energy from his eyes and controls those beams through special eyewear.

He appeared in X-Men, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X2: X-Men United.

5. Rogue

Rogue | X-Men Characters

Beautiful yet dangerous, Rogue is another X-Men character who joins the X-Men team through Xavier’s school.

If I talk about her powers, she has unique powers of stealing memories or powers of a person by touching him/her, if she holds on for too long it could kill that person too.

She appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men, and X2: The United.

Anna Paquin played the role of Rogue.

In a series of X-Men, you would also see her trying to change herself into a normal human being but fails.

6. Iceman

Robert Louis Drake the son of William Drake when discovers his mutant powers convinces his parents to send him to a prep school but goes to Xavier’s school for gifted youngsters.

He has superhuman powers of freezing water and turning himself into ice. He also had healing powers.

Shawn Robert Ashmore plays the character of Iceman here.

Iceman had likings for Rogue and that could be seen in the series.

This X-Men character appeared in X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X2: X-Men United.

7. Professor X

Professor X | X-Men Characters

Charles Francis Xavier popularly known as “Professor X” is one of the main mutants who was also the founder of the unique Xavier’s school for gifted youngsters (mutants).

He believed that there should be peace between mutants and humans. He also assured govt. that not all mutants are bad.

Professor X was the best friend of Magneto, later their ways separated because of different ideology i.e. opposite.

He had special telepathic powers where he could read the mind of others in about 250 miles radius.

He also had tracking powers and he could be seen in his wheelchair in the movie most of the time.

Professor X appeared in X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The First Class.

8. Colossus

You can call Colossus as “Iron Man” of Professor X’s team. He has the power to turn himself into an organic, steel-like substance.

While turning into this iron-steel-like substance his body turns double its normal size and gains much more weight.

This X-Men character appeared in three X-Men series- X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2: X-Men United.

9. Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler or I would say Kurt was born to a blue-skinned Mystique; Kurt had blue skin, pointed ears, and tail. Undoubtedly, he was a mutant. 

He had superhuman powers of teleporting, night vision, fencing, and prehensile tail along with great flexibility.

Nightcrawler was hired by Professor X when Stryker took away half of his mutants. 

He was seen in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: evolution (2000-2003).

Nightcrawler is one of the most loved characters of the whole series.

10. Beast

Hank is also known as a beast was invited by Charles Xavier to his X-Men team. Hank was playing football during the match; he catches a thief and was a villain noticed his mutant powers. He kidnapped his parents and later was rescued by Xavier. This is how they invited him.

Later he became more powerful and turned into a blue-colored beast that had blue color fur with sharp elongated teeth, can run on walls, also had healing power and strength which could not be challenged.

The role of the Beast was played by three actors and this X-Men character was seen in X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The First Class.

11. Kitty Pryde

Kitty Pryde | X-Men Characters

Like most of the other X-Men, Kitty Pryde was also located by Professor X. She got the power of phasing herself through solids. These powers also became the reason for the headache she used to experience.

She was seen in X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X2: X-Men United.

12. Angel

Angel has long weathered wings which gave him the power of flight. He also has hollow bones due to which he processes food much faster than others and gave him more power and strength. He also had healing powers.

Warren as Angel was seen in X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: The Apocalypse.

Later he was seen as a villain.

13. Havok

Havok was the elder brother of Cyclops. His powers included generating strong plasmablasts.

He often loses control of his powers, however was given a costume to control them.

The character of Alex as Havok could be seen in X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Apocalypse, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

14. Banshee

Banshee the alter ego of Sean Cassidy had the abilities of enhanced hearing and screaming as well as flying.

Banshee had roles in X-Men: The First Class, X-Men: The Apocalypse, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Caleb Landry Jones portrayed this X-Men character on screen.

You would be amazed by seeing the supernatural ability of Banshee of producing and hearing sounds that are not audible to a normal human.

15. Angel Salvadore

Angel Salvadore | X-Men Characters

She was thrown out of the house by her stepfather, she discovers that a cocoon-like structure is coming out and then notices wings.

She got the ability to fly and lay eggs.

Later, when she was provided with the costume, she became more powerful and gained ice, fire, and flight powers.

This X-Men character appeared in X-Men: First Class.

16. Darwin

Armando referred to as Darwin attempted suicide when rejected by his mother, but was saved by his mutant powers.

He was the one who fought with Hulk to save Professor X; he tried to absorb the Gama radiations of Hulk but was forced to leave as Hulk was more powerful.

He had the strange ability to adapt to any environment.

Darwin appeared in X-Men: First Class.

17. Magneto

As I have described earlier he and professor X was best friends but later chose different ways because of opposed ideology.

However, they do come to support each other as a team to defeat William Stryker.

As his name suggests he had a strong power of attracting metals. He could control matter on a subatomic level.

Magneto also had the ability to fly.

He appeared in eight X-Men movies- X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, and The Wolverine.

18. Mystique

Mystique | X-Men Characters

This unique X-Men character Mystique was abused in her initial years because of her blue color and mutant powers. Even her parents attempted to kill her, though she ran away.

She got the powers of shapeshifting, flexibility, speed, and healing (which was limited).

Mystique could only transform herself into another but could not mimic him or had none of his/her powers in her.

She appeared in these movies- X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, X-Men, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

19. Toad

Toad is a funny character and could be seen mocking Sabretooth.

The name toad perfectly fits him as he got the powers to leap distances, spit slime, and also had a long-flexible tongue.

This X-Men character was portrayed by Ray Park and Evan Jonigkeit in X-Men and X-Men: Days of Future Past respectively.

Toad was displayed in X-Men: Days of Future Past, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men.

20. Sabretooth

He was the elder brother of Logan whom we know as Wolverine.

Sabretooth and his brother got separated when Wolverine rejected the proposal to kill innocent people of the village for adamantium.

He continued to work for Victor and later got more powerful and it was literally impossible for Wolverine to defeat him with the limited powers he had.

Sabretooth was aggressive by nature and a reckless killer. He also killed Logan’s girlfriend Kayla Silverfox.

He had the powers of regeneration, healing, disease resistance, good stamina, retractable fangs and claws, wall climbing with superhuman strength.

This X-Men character appeared in X2: X-Men United, X-Men, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

21. Deathstrike

Deathstrike | X-Men Characters

She had super mutant powers of healing, agility, speed, strength, reflexes, and cyberpathy. She was able to get data from any computer or network by attaching her consciousness to it.

Deathstrike was a skilled martial artist.

She appeared in X2: X-Men United.

22. Pyro

The character known as Pyro had the super mutant power to control fire i.e. pyrokinesis. But he could not generate fire on his own.

Pyro here is portrayed as a hot-headed mutant and never misses a chance to show off his powers, especially to impress Rogue.

X2: X-Men United, X-Men, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

23. Jason Stryker

Jason is the only son of William Stryker (The main villain), he had strong telepathic powers

Even he was successful in manipulating the mind of Charles Xavier.

He was an enemy of Charles as he did not cure him and turned into a normal human.

Jason was the killer of his mother but William decided not to kill him, rather use his powers to defeat Xavier.

He had roles in X2: X-Men United, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

24. William Stryker

William is a human and a militant scientist.

He never liked mutants although his own son was also a mutant.

William Stryker killed each and every person even his seniors who opposed his plans to kill mutants. 

He was a genius-level intellect, an expert scientist, and a skilled leader.

William Stryker went to the extreme to remove mutants but was never successful.

This X-Men character was seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Apocalypse, X2: X-Men United, Deadpool2, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

25. Callisto

Actress Dania Ramirez portrayed Callisto on screen in the movie X-Men: The Last Stand.

Callisto was a supporter of Magneto and believed that mutants should rule the world and humans have no right to live here.

She is an experienced fighter who overpowers Jean Gray.

Callisto has the power of X-Factor detection through which she could sense the level of powers of other mutants along with superhuman speed.

26. Juggernaut

He was seen in Deadpool2 and X -Men: The Last Stand. 

Nothing could stop him if he advances in a certain direction.

Yes, Juggernaut is a mutant with superhuman strength, speed, durability, and stamina.

Also, he is a skilled fighter.

27. Arclight

She was one of the team members of Callisto and anti-human.

Arclight had the superpower of creating shockwaves. 

She was sinister, emotionless, and was dedicated to her cause of killing humans. In one way we could say, darker than Magneto in reckless killings.

Arclight could be seen in X-Men: The Last Stand.

28. Quill

Quill | X-Men Characters

Maxwell Jordan also named Quill had super mutant powers.

He could produce porcupine-like quills from his face and head.

Quill was against the idea that mutants should be converted into humans.

He was in magneto’s team and the enemy of major members of Professor’s team.

Quill was seen in X -Men: The Last Stand.

29. Leech

Jimmy also known as “Leech” played an important role in X -Men: The Last Stand. 

Leech was 12 years old in this movie and had superpowers that could nullify the power of any mutant (even the strongest) whoever tried to come near him.

This boy joined Xavier’s school under the leadership of Storm.

30. Psylocke

Psylocke | X-Men Characters

Another enemy of Professor X’s team and had great psychic energy in form of a blade that burns metal. Also had telepathic powers and the unique power of ghosting herself as shadows and then attacking her enemy.

She was an expert swordswoman and a skilled martial artist.

This X-Men character was portrayed in X -Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: The Apocalypse.

31. Jubilee

A very friendly and fun-loving Jubilee had the ability to connect with anyone even Jean Gray and Kurt. She was chosen by Professor X for welcoming new students considering her good social behavior.

She had super mutant powers of creating, generating, and projecting electoral arcs and also used this to hack electric powers.

Jubilee was seen in X-Men: The Apocalypse, X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

32. Multiple Man

As the name of this X-Men character suggests he was able to duplicate himself over 100 copies known so far. He was the companion of Magneto and hated the government and the X-Men.

This mutant has a history of robbing banks and was also arrested.

He was seen in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.

33. Azazel

Azazel was a reckless killer with a silent personality.

The one who was the key supporter of Sebastian Shaw.

Moreover, the appearance of this X-Men character is also dreadful.

His powers included a prehensile tail similar to that of Nightcrawler, healing power along with decelerated aging, teleportation, and superhuman abilities including agility, speed, and balance.

This X-Men character was portrayed in these movies- X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: First Class.

34. Riptide

A member of the hellfire club and worked for Sebastian Shaw.

He had the powers to create tornados through his hands, had flight powers as well as a spinning cyclone.

Riptide had roles in X-Men: First Class.

35. Sebastian Shaw

I have mentioned this name earlier now let me tell you about him.

Sebastian was of the ideology that mutants are superior to humans and should rule the world.

He had the ability to convince anyone or could be said manipulating powers.

Sebastian Shaw had the powers of energy absorption and using the same in a more destructive manner. 

He also used the energy for self-sustenance.

Sebastian Shaw was killed by Magneto with a coin with a very slow momentum as he could only be killed when someone does not apply any energy.

X-Men: First Class is the only one from the series where he was seen.

36. Robert Kelly

He was born human but later turned to mutant by Magneto but his body was not able to stand the mutations, and eventually died because of that.

Robert Kelly was a U.S. senator and after mutation got elasticity and aquatic abilities.

Kelly was portrayed in X-Men and X2: X-Men United.

37. Moira MacTaggert

Moira MacTaggert | X-Men Characters

She is a CIA agent who supports X-Men.

Moira is a human who got the abilities of a skilled combatant, a skilled pilot and also got the ability to a skilled shooter.

This X-Men character was portrayed by Olivia Williams and Rose Byrne.

Moira appeared in X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Apocalypse, X-Men, and X-Men: The Last Stand.

38. Bishop

Bishop was a former X-Ray prisoner, who got the powers of absorbing energy and redirecting it.

However, if he absorbed too much energy it could also kill him.

Bishop also had superhuman powers.

He could be seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

39. Blink

Blink is a mutant with teleportation powers. She could teleport people and objects by creating dimension-warping portals.

Blink helped other mutants to escape the prison.

This X-Men character was seen in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

40. Warpath

Warpath possesses superhuman strength, speed, durability, endurance, and reflexes.

He also had the flying ability.

Warpath has mastered the art of using a knife and also had good fighting skills.

He appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

41. Sunspot

What was the first thought that imprinted your mind when you heard his name?

It could be related to the sun and his energies, right?

Yes, Sunspot got the powers to absorb and manipulate solar energy.

Sunspot was able to re-direct the energies towards his opponents.

This X-Men character has an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

42. Bolivar Trask

Bolivar Trask was a weapons designer and the inventor of mutant-hunting sentinels.

He was the president of Trask industries.

Bolivar Trask was a genius scientist and an expert engineer who invented the machine that could detect mutants nearby.

Trask appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

43. Apocalypse

Apocalypse | X-Men Characters

En Sabah Nur commonly referred to as “Apocalypse” is said to be the firstborn mutant and was treated as God.

He had a manipulative personality and was successful in manipulating humans and mutant kind.

Also, extremely callous, relentless towards others.

Apocalypse was extremely powerful as he generated a yellow shield and was able to withstand Storm, Cyclops, and Magneto’s power.

He also had the power of portal generation, metal manipulation, power bestowal, and knowledge absorption.

For more details of this X-Men character go and watch X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: The Apocalypse.

44. Deadpool

Deadpool | X-Men Characters

This X-Men character is the most different one, having a good sense of humor and his actions are way funny in Deadpool.

Initially, he was a normal human named ”Wade” but later for the sake of money which he needed to cure his cancer got converted into a mutant. But the procedure went wrong and his body got severe burns though he got mutant powers.

Deadpool became a funny killer because the main villain killed Vanessa.

Deadpool got the superpowers of controlling electricity, got blades, regeneration power along the power to blast off anything. 

He had a main role in Deadpool and Deadpool2. He was also seen in X2: X-Men United, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

These were the main X-Men characters of the movie series. I hope you got to know more about them now.

Although, the timeline of the X-Men movies is quite confusing the story behind each and every character is worth watching.

The whole series has a huge fan base and has won many Oscars and other awards. Moreover, the IMDb rating of each one ranges up to 8-9.

This is science fiction involving crime, war, and a sense of humor in some scenes. The costume of each character is unique just like their powers.

I would say that if you haven’t watched the X-Men series till now, give it a try, believe me; this would add the missing dose of entertainment in your life and you would get to know more what mutants were like as per the script.

You can directly watch Deadpool and Deadpool2 because they have a different scripts but the rest of the series are linked.

So, now you are familiar with all the X-men characters, comment down your favorite from these.

Share the list with your movie partner and add some chill and excitement to your life. Enjoy watching!

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