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The X-Men are a group of mutants that were brought together by Charles Xavier. Their mission is to establish peace between mutants and normal humans. The X-Men often fight threats to the planet, most of them being evil mutants such as Magneto, Apocalypse, or Mister Sinister.
At that moment Xavier was mentally contacted by another telepathic mutant named the Shadow King. Shadow King told Xavier to go into the restaurant behind him which he did. Xavier learned that Shadow King was using Ororo to steal for him and voiced his disgust at what Shadow King was forcing children to do.
Xavier then took Shadow King into the astral plane and battled him to save Ororo and all the children of Cairo from him. Xavier ended up defeating the Shadow King and trapped him in the astral plane.
After meeting the Shadow King, Xavier realized that humanity had to be protected from evil mutants such as him. Because of this Xavier formed the X-Men to fight such threats. Xavier also started a special school to teach them how to use their powers wisely.
Xavier's first two students were Scott Summers and Jean Grey. A short while later Xavier also recruited Beast, Iceman, and Angel into the X-Men. These five mutants made up the X-Men's original roster. The X-Men were later joined by Polaris.
First run in with Sentinels
When Jubilee awoke she met the X-Men and Storm explained to her what mutants were and that the X-Men fight for equality between mutants and normal humans. However, Jubilee returned home and ended up being captured by a Sentinel anyway.
Professor X studied the Sentinel's head and learned that it was built by the Mutant Control Agency. Professor X also learned that the Mutant Control Agency had files on all registered mutants and they were using the files to hunt down mutants.
When the X-Men arrived at the Mutant Control Agency they were able to sneak inside. However, the X-Men were eventually discovered and had to fight off the guards. As the X-Men got to the file room they destroyed all files on mutants while Beast erased all mutant files from their computers.
The X-Men later fought the guards at the Mutant Control Agency and were able to escape the facility. However, the X-Men were followed by several Sentinels. One Sentinel nearly blasted Wolverine. However, Morph pushed Wolverine out of the the way and took the full force of the blast which killed him.
The X-Men were later able to track down where Jubilee was being held and they were able to free her. Jubilee then joined the X-Men.
Magneto & Sabretooth
When Magneto attempted to break Beast out of prison Professor X learned that his his old friend turned enemy had returned.
Sabretooth later attacked Beast's trial and was almost killed by the guards. However, Sabretooth was saved by Cyclops. Wolverine, however, refused to help Sabretooth and would have been glad to see him die. The X-Men then saved Sabretooth and took him to the infirmary at the Xavier Mansion.
A short while later Magneto attacked a U.S. missile base and the X-Men responded to the threat. Magneto used his powers to activate the missile launch countdown. Cyclops, Storm, and Wolverine went to the missile base to stop Magneto and left Jubilee at the mansion to watch Sabretooth.
When Wolverine, Storm, and Cyclops arrived at the missile base Magneto believed they were there to join him, but soon learned that they were there to stop him. Magneto managed to subdue the three X-Men and was able to launch one of the missiles. However, Storm was able to use her powers to to create lightning and used the lightning to short circuit the missiles which caused them to crash into the ocean. During this time Magneto was able to escape.
Professor X then started telepathic therapy session with Sabretooth to try and sooth his savage nature.
Shortly after his attack on the missile base, Magneto attacked a chemical plant with the intent to draw Xavier to him. Xavier and the X-Men went to Metro Chemical and Xavier ordered Jubilee to stay behind to watch Sabretooth.
As Cyclops, Storm, and Rogue arrived at Metro Chemical they went inside and faced Magneto. Magneto managed to subdue the three X-Men and Professor X arrived himself to face Magneto.
Magneto attempted to get Xavier to join him but Xavier refused. Magneto then attempted to kill Xavier but before he could Xavier used his telepathic powers on Magneto and forced him to see his memories of his childhood while in a concentration camp during World War II. The pain of these memories was too much for Magneto to bear and he fled Metro Chemical.
Back at the mansion Sabretooth attacked Jubilee. Sabretooth revealed to her that he was actually working for Magneto and that Magneto had ordered him to take control of the mansion. Wolverine nearly killed Sabretooth but he was stopped by Professor X who had just arrived from Metro Chemical. Xavier berated Wolverine and told him not to take revenge. However, Jubilee revealed to Professor X that Wolverine saved him from being killed by Sabretooth and that Sabretooth was sent by Magneto. However, Sabretooth managed to escape.
Professor X then realized that he was wrong about Sabretooth and that he let his dream to peace between mutants and humans blind him.
Gambit heard from a friend about an island named Genosha which was an island resort that welcomed mutants. Cyclops believed Gambit was spreading a false rumor and berated him for it. When Professor X heard of this he decided to send Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee to Genosha to investigate.
When the three X-Men arrived at Genosha everything seemed fine and it looked as if mutants really were welcome there. However, their room at the resort was attacked by an army and a Sentinel. Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee were then taken prisoner.
Special collars were placed on all the mutant's necks. These collars negated their mutant powers. The mutants were informed by the guards that the collars would be turned off while they worked on the dam, but if they tried to escape the collars would be reactivated. The instant the collars were turned off Storm attacked the guards. However, her collar was quickly re-activated. Bolivar Trask, designer of the Sentinels, ordered one of his Sentinels to kill Storm. However, Gambit spoke up and said that with her power storm could create a rain storm that could fill the man made lake with water in minutes. After hearing this Trask decided to spare Storm and locked her away until she was needed.
Jubilee later came up with a plan to escape but none of the other mutant prisoners wanted to help her.
When Professor X was unable to contact Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee at the resort he sent Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Rogue to Genosha to investigate.
When the mutants got up the next morning to work Jubilee rushed the guard and grabbed his control for the collars. However, when Jubilee attempted to turn the collars off she realized that the control she grabbed was a fake. Jubilee was then captured by a Sentinel. Jubilee was then placed in a small cell called the Box next to Storm.
It was later revealed that Gambit was the one that betrayed Jubilee and the other mutants.
As Gambit was being taken back to his cell he was able to escape. The guards attempted to recapture Gambit. However, they were attacked by a mercenary named Cable. Cable revealed to Gambit that he was looking for a man known only as the Leader, who was the ruler of Genosha. Cable then gave Gambit a key to unlock the collar and he got it off his neck.
With his power restored Gambit went back to the dam construction site and freed Jubilee and Storm from the box.
Cable later attacked the dam and was able to shut down all the power to Master Mold so no more Sentinels could be created. Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee then attacked the Sentinels that were located around the dam. Jubilee was also able to get the control from one of the guards and used it to deactivate the collars around the mutants necks which allowed them to use their powers. All the mutants then attacked the guards and the Sentinels.
Storm then used her power to create a giant storm which destroyed the dam. All of the mutants were then able to escape Genosha. Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee then left Genosha.
First run in with Apocalypse
An ancient mutant known as Apocalypse had planned to destroy most of humanity on Earth. To accomplish this Apocalypse gathered four followers that he called the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Rogue was almost turned into one of these Horsemen. The Horsemen included Pestilence, Famine, War, and the former X-Men, Angel was turned into the Horseman known as Death.
Apocalypse and his Horsemen later attacked a peace conference in Paris, France.
The X-Men quickly learned about Apocalypse's attack on Paris. Professor X warned the X-Men that Apocalypse could not be reasoned with unlike other enemies they faced such as Magneto and the creators of the Sentinels. Xavier warned them that Apocalypse was a powerful mutant that had been driven insane by his own powers. The X-Men then left in the Blackbird for Paris.
While the X-Men went to Paris to fight Apocalypse, Professor X ordered Rogue to go to Muir Island to talk to Dr. Gottfried Adler because he remembered that Angle was one of his patients. Professor X told Rogue to find anything in Adler's laboratory they could use against Apocalypse.
Apocalypse then had his Horsemen attack various location around the planet, booth civilian and military.
Rogue went to visit Dr. Adler and learned that she was really Mystique. Mystique then told Rogue that Apocalypse had a secret base located beneath Stonehenge.
When the X-Men arrived in Paris they fought Apocalypse's Horsemen. The Horsemen retreated and the X-Men followed them so they could find Apocalypse.
Rogue then went to Stonehenge and confronted Apocalypse herself. However, the Horsemen arrived soon after with the X-Men right behind them. As the X-Men arrived at Stonehenge they attacked the Four Horsemen. Rogue used her absorbing powers on Archangel and this caused Apocalypse's brainwashing to be undone. Apocalypse realized he was defeated and was able to get away by using an air ship he had hidden beneath Stonehenge.
Days of Future Past
Because of Senator Robert Kelly's strong anti-mutant stance he was targeted for assassination by Mystique and the Brotherhood of Mutants. Mystique shapeshifted into Gambit and assassinated him in that form. Even though Senator Kelly's death was the result of one mutant all mutants were blamed. After Senator Kelly's death a mutant control law was passed and the U.S. government built an army of Sentinels. The Sentinels then began to hunt down mutants all over the country. Some mutants attempted to fight back. However, the survivors were placed in detention camps where the mutants were killed. However, the Sentinels went out of control and began to target normal humans as well.
Sentinels ruled the future where they would either kill mutants on the spot or capture them and take them to detention camps to be killed.
Wolverine was the last surviving member of the X-Men in this timeline due to his healing factor. Wolverine helped fight against the Sentinels.
Wolverine ended up being captured by Bishop, one of the few mutants that worked for the Sentinels as a hunter. When Bishop delivered Wolverine to the Sentinels, the Sentinels turned against Bishop and tried to kill him.
As Wolverine walked through the detention camp he saw the gravestones of his fallen X-Men teammates. As Wolverine and Bishop were lead through the detention camp Wolverine attacked the Sentinels. They were then attacked by a highly advanced future Sentinel called Nimrod. However, Wolverine and Bishop were able to get to safety.
Wolverine took Bishop to a safe house where he introduced him to a mutant named Forge. Bishop saw that Wolverine and Forge had a working time machine. Forge then explained that he believed that if Senator Kelly's assassination were to be stopped it could change the future for the better.
As Wolverine was about to go through the time machine he was stopped by Bishop. Bishop told Wolverine that he was too old and slow and that if he could last in a fight against him that was no way he could kill a member of the X-Men that was in their prime.
Bishop then went back in time before Senator Kelly's assassination. However, Bishop had amnesia and could not remember who his target was. However, after a while Bishop remembers that the assassin is one of the X-Men but still could not remember which one.
Bishop then went to the Xavier Mansion and attempted to kill all of the X-Men but he was captured. Professor X then read Bishop's mind and learned of his mission to kill Gambit before he could kill Senator Kelly which will lead to the terrible future.
Nimrod followed Bishop to the past to stop him from carrying out his mission. Nimrod proved to be an extremely tough challenge for the X-Men and Bishop. However, Storm was able to drop the temperature and the cold air actually froze Nimrod. Bishop and Cyclops then fired at Nimrod and he fell apart.
Back at the mansion Gambit entered the War Room. When Bishop saw Gambit he remembered he was the one he was sent to kill. Bishop attempted to kill Gambit but was stopped by the X-Men. Nobody trusted Gambit so he decided to leave for Washington D.C. to stop the real assassin himself. However, the X-Men agreed that it was too risky to let Gambit leave. Because of this Wolverine stayed at the mansion and watched Gambit and Bishop while the other X-Men went to Washington D.C.
However, Gambit was able to escape and headed for Washington D.C. to stop the real assassin.
When the X-Men arrived in Washington they fought Mystique's Brotherhood of Mutants who were the ones that were really trying to assassinate Senator Kelly.
Gambit was then able to get to Mystique before she could kill Senator Kelly and rescued him.
However, despite stopping Mystique, Magneto arrived shortly afterwards and abducted Senator Kelly.
Saving Senator Kelly from the Sentinels
When Professor X learned where Magneto was holding Senator Kelly, he sent the X-Men to rescue him. However, when the X-Men arrived they discovered that Kelly had already been rescued by the Sentinels and Magneto was near death. The X-Men then took Magneto to the infirmary at the X-Mansion.
At the Sentinels base Senator Kelly and the Sentinels creator, Bolivar Trask, learned that Master Mold had gained a mind of its own. Master Mold then ordered Trask to remove Kelly's brain and replace it with a computer. Master Mold also revealed that he had sent Sentinels all over the world to abduct other world leaders so he could do the same thing to them.
With the Sentinels back the X-Men knew they had to find the Sentinels first before the Sentinels found them.
The X-Men eventually discovered Master Mold's plan to replace Senator Kelly and other world leader's brains with computers. Desperate to stop the Sentinels, the X-Men got the location of the Sentinel base from a government agent named Henry Peter Gyrich.
When the X-Men arrived at the base, Master Mold sent and army of Sentinels to kill them. However, they were able to hold their own. While Storm and Rogue handled the Sentinels the other X-Men went inside the base to look for Senator Kelly.
Bolivar Trask realized he made a grave mistake and attempted to destroy Master Mold by causing an explosion. Cyclops and Jean then managed to get Senator Kelly to safety.
Master Mold actually survived the explosion and came to the surface to challenge the X-Men. However, Professor X flew the Black Bird toward Master Mold and ejected at is hit him. Professor X had filled the Blackbird with explosives so as it stuck Master Mold there was a giant explosion. Master Mold was then destroyed.
After being saved by the X-Men, Senator Kelly realized that not all mutants were bad and he started to fight for mutant rights. Senator Kelly even pardoned Beast and he was released from prison.
An evil mutate known as Mister Sinister found Morph shortly after he was attacked by the Sentinels. Sinister revived Morph and twisted his mind to make him believe the X-Men abandoned him. Sinister then began to control Morph. He had Morph take the appearance of a priest and conduct Scott and Jean's wedding.
Sometime after the wedding Morph disguised himself as Magneto and contacted Professor X. Morph, as Magneto, pretended to be in danger and asked for Xavier's help. Morph then sent Professor X coordinates to his location.
Sometime later Morph disguised himself as Magneto and sent a fake distress call to Professor X telling him to meet him in Antarctica. With Professor X in Antarctica and Cyclops on his honeymoon, Storm was put in charge of the X-Men.
Morph later broke into the Xavier Mansion and disguised himself as different X-Men to injure the X-Men. However, Wolverine was able to discover Morph was still alive when he was able to smell his scent.
While Jean and Scott were on their honeymoon that were attacked by a group of mutants working for Mister Sinister called the Nasty Boys. The Nasty Boys were able to get power negating collars, just like the ones Bolivar Trask used on Genosha, around Jean and Scott's necks.
The Nasty Boys then took Scott and Jean to Mister Sinister. Sinister revealed that he had been studying them for a long time and believed that with their DNA he could create a powerful mutant army that would be under his control.
Morph later went to the island and confronted Scott and Jean. Morph revealed that he was actually the priest that wed them and Scott and Jean learned that they weren't actually married. Morph also revealed to Scott that he blamed him for leaving him to die at the hands of the Sentinels. Morph almost killed Scott and Jean but he was stopped by Mister Sinister.
The X-Men were able to track Morph and ended up at Mister Sinister's lair. As the X-Men arrived they fought the Nasty Boys. After the X-Men defeated the Nasty Boys they fought Mister Sinister himself. However, Scott was able to convince Morph that he was still his friend and Morph attacked Mister Sinister. However, Sinister was too powerful for Morph to defeat. However, Scott was able to free himself from his shackles and fired his optic blast at Sinister. The optic blast severely injured Sinister and he ran off.
In the year 3999 A.D., Apocalypse ruled Earth. However, he was opposed by Cable and is Clan Chosen. During one of Clan Chosen's battles with Apocalypse a temporal storm started. Cable thought that Apocalypse was responsible. However, Cable learned from his A.I. computer that the temporal storm was actually caused by something in the past being changed and the future was changing to match events in the new timeline.
This new timeline also affected Bishop's future in the year 2055 A.D. The timeline was changed so that the Sentinels no longer ruled Earth. However, a new timeline was created where. A timeline where a virus was released and killed several humans and mutants were killed. Bishop learned that when the virus was first released mutants were blamed but they were innocent. Bishop then traveled to the past to stop the plague from being released.
In the present Bishop fought off a mob that was trying to harm mutants that were believed to be carrying the plague. However, the X-Men arrived and was able to put an end to the violence. Bishop then explained to the X-Men that in his future mutants and humans were killed because of the virus. Bishop continued to tell the X-Men that all mutants were blamed for spreading the virus, however, the virus was really created in a laboratory as a plot against mutants.
Bishop and the X-Men eventually learned that the virus was created by Graydon Creed, leader of the Friends of Humanity, as a way to get the public to turn against mutants. The X-Men and Bishop then attacked the factory where the virus was manufactured. During this attack the X-Men discovered that Apocalypse was the true mastermind behind the creation of the virus. The X-Men managed to destroy the factory and in the process also destroyed the virus.
Despite the X-Men's apparent success the year 3999 A.D. was still in danger. Because the virus never infected mutants, millions of lives were spared. However, because the virus was never released anti-bodies that were key to the stabilization of the mutant x-gene were never created. Over time uncontrolled mutations developed and the virus Apocalypse created began to naturally occur in mutants. This nearly wiped out all mutants on Earth. Cable then realized that to save his time he would have to help Apocalypse destroy a past one.
Cable then traveled to the past to stop the X-Men and Bishop from destroying the virus. Cable attempted to kill Bishop. However, Bishop was saved by the X-Men. After their fight Cable realized that the X-Men weren't the wimps he thought they were so he went threw files he had on them to try and find a way he could beat them in the even they got in his way. When Cable learned that Wolverine had an amazing healing power he figured that if Wolverine were exposed to the virus his healing factor would create the anti-bodies needed to cure the virus and in the process save both his and Bishop's timeline from the plague.
Cable then time traveled to the time when the X-Men and Bishop fought Apocalypse at the Friends of Humanity headquarters. Cable made sure that Wolverine was exposed to the virus. When Wolverine was exposed to the virus his healing factor created the anti-bodies necessary to create the cure just as Cable had figured. This event saved both Bishop and Cable's times.
While Morph was still under Mister Sinister's control he had Morph disguise himself as Magneto and send Professor X a fake distress message leading him to the Savage Land in Antarctica. The Savage Land was an tropical island where dinosaurs still lived as well as primitive mutates. When Professor X arrived at the Savage Land he met up with Magneto. when Xavier saw that Magneto was fine and vice versa they began to suspect that someone had lured them to the Savage Land. Professor X and Magneto also discovered that for some reason their mutant powers were not working. Xavier also discovered that for some reason he could now walk.
For the next several weeks Professor X and Magneto spent their time trying to survive in the Savage Land without their powers. They had to fight off the mutates living on the island and the dinosaurs.
Eventually Mister Sinister revealed himself and attacked the X-Men with the Nasty Boys. After a brief fight the Nasty Boys were able to capture Wolverine, Cyclops, and Jean Grey. Sinister was also helped by Morph who was still under Sinister's control. Wolverine and Cyclops were able to escape. However, Mister Sinister still had Jean hostage and returned to the Savage Land with her.
Mister Sinister also managed to capture Professor X and Magneto. Mister Sinister then had Sauron use his mind control powers to make Professor X use his telepathic powers to contact the X-Men and have them come to the Savage Land. The X-Men then got into the Blackbird and flew to Antarctica. However, the X-Men suspected that they were walking into a trap because of Professor Xavier's lack of emotions when he contacted them. They believed that Xavier's lack of emotions was due to someone controlling his mind.
Mister Sinister later locked Professor X, Jean Gery, and Magneto in a cell and revealed to them that he was planning on using their DNA to create an army of super mutants.
When the X-Men finally arrived at the Savage Land they learned that their powers were not working. The X-Men were then attacked by the Nasty Boys and the Savage Land mutates. While the other X-Men were captured Wolverine managed to escape. Wolverine later met a Savage Land native named Ka-Zar and joined forces with him to defeat Mister Sinister.
Wolverine and Ka-Zar were able to rescue the X-Men and Magneto and in the process destroyed the machine that was negating their mutant powers. With their powers returned the X-Men and Magneto attacked the Nasty Boys. Cyclops then fired his optic blast at Mister Sinister which shattered his body into several tiny pieces.
One night Professor X had a dream about a battle being fought deep in space. In this dream a woman asked Professor X for his help. Professor X then summoned the X-Men to the War Room. Professor X then told the X-Men to sneak aboard the space shuttle, Starcore and go to the Eagle 1 space station. Professor X told the X-Men that if they did not do this the crew of the space shuttle would die.
After the X-Men got into the base they subdued the shuttle crew and put on their space suits. Jean Grey also used her telepathic powers to make it appear to the shuttle's captain, Peter Corbeau, that they were his crew.
After the shuttle launched into space, with the X-Men on board, they arrived at the Eagle 1 space station. However, as soon as they arrived knockout gas flooded the ship and they passed out. The X-Men were then captured by an alien named Erik the Red.
Erik the Red later revealed that he planned to use a laser gun that was on the space station to destroy the space craft of Lilandra, an enemy to the Shi'ar empire, his home world. However, the X-Men managed to escape and were able to stop Erik the Red from destroying Lilandra's space ship.
The X-Men and Peter Corbeau then got into a space ship and escaped the space station before it was destroyed. However, Dr. Corbeau saw that they were headed into a radiation trail. To protect themselves from the radiation Jean Grey used her telepathy to absorb Dr. Corbeau's flight training and the X-Men entered a room that was radiation proof. Jean then flew the shuttle straight through the radiation trail. Jean was then able to fly the shuttle back to Earth and crashed in a river in New York City. As the X-Men got out of the shuttle they witnessed Jean Grey fly out of the river and into the sky and say "I am Phoenix!" However, Jean fainted and fell back into the water. Jean was then taken to a hospital.
Erik the Red later probed Xavier's mind and unleashed his dark side which attacked the X-Men. When Xavier regained control he realized he was a danger to the X-Men and went to a research center on Muir Island, Scotland which was run by his old friend, Dr. Moira MacTaggert.
While at the Muir Island Research Center, Xavier was visited by an alien named Lilandra. Lilandra revealed that she was responsible for the nightmares he was having. Lilandra revealed that she was giving him those telepathic nightmares as a warning. Lilandra told Xavier that she was the princess of an alien race known as the Shi'ar. Her brother, D'Ken, the Shi'ar emperor was looking for an object known as the M'Kraan Crystal to use as a weapon. Lilandra continued to explain that if D'Ken were to get the M'Kraan Crystal it could destroy both of their universes.
Shortly after Lilandra arrived both her an Xavier were attacked by the Juggernaut. However, Lilandra was able to use her laser gun to shoot Juggernaut's helmet off of his head. Xavier was then able to use his telepathic powers to attack Juggernaut's mind. However, Juggernaut's partner, Black Tom, snuck up behind Xavier and shot him with a stun ray. Juggernaut then threw Xavier out of the window and over a cliff. However, before Xavier could hit the ground he was rescued by Banshee, Moira's boyfriend. Juggernaut was then able to escape with Lilandra.
Professor X later contacted the X-Men and told them to come to Muir Island to rescue Lilandra. When the X-Men arrived in Scotland they were able to track Lilandra to Cassidy Keep, the family home of Banshee and his brother, Black Tom. When the X-Men arrived they fought Juggernaut, Black Tom, and Erik the Red. However, a member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard named Gladiator arrived and scolded Erik the Red for his failure at obtaining the M'Kraan Crystal. Back in New York City, the Phoenix Force sensed that Lilandra was in danger and took control of Jean's body and instantaneously traveled to Cassidy Keep and was easily able to defeat Gladiator.
Phoenix then used her powers to transport herself, the X-Men, and Lilandra to Lilandra's star ship that was orbiting Earth which was where the M'Kraan Crystal was. However, the ship was boarded by a group of space pirates called the Starjammers who intended to steal the M'Kraan Crystal. The Starjammers were able to defeat the X-Men by using a stun ray on then. The Starjammers than escaped with the M'Kraan Crystal and Cyclops as their hostage.
While on the Starjammer's ship the Starjammer's captain, Corsair, revealed to Cyclops that he was planning to meet D'Ken to exchange the M'Kraan Crystal for half the Shi'ar Royal Treasury. Cyclops told Corsair that if D'Ken got his hands of the M'Kraan Crystal the entire galaxy would be in danger. However, Corsair told Cyclops that during the exchange he would use his optic blast to kill D'Ken. At first Cyclops refused to take a life but realized that the only way to keep the galaxy safe was to kill D'Ken.
At the exchange Cyclops and Corsair gave D'Ken the M'Kraan Crystal. As Cyclops was preparing to kill D'Ken, Phoenix and the X-Men arrived. The X-Men and Lilandra then fought the Imperial Guard. However, they were too late. D'Ken was able to unleash the power of the M'Kraan Crystal which threatened to pull the entire galaxy into it and destroy it in the process.
D'Ken then went inside the M'Kraan Crystal where he intended to create his own universe. In the process the X-Men, Lilandra, the Imperial Guard, and the Starjammers were also sucked into the M'Kraan Crystal. D'Ken was now given the power of the M'Kraan Crystal which made him extremely powerful. However, Phoenix entered the M'Kraan Crystal and rescued everyone before they could be killed by D'Ken
Phoenix then used her powers to contain the power of the M'Krann Crystal and in the process trapped D'Ken inside. Phoenix then took the M'Krann Crystal into the heart of the sun so no one would every be able to use its power again.
Jean, still bonded to the Phoenix Force, later returned to Earth and her presence was detected by the computers in the Xavier Mansion. Professor X then took Jean to Muir Island so that he and Dr. Moira MacTaggert could try and find a way to separate the Phoenix from Jean. After running several tests Dr. MacTaggert said there was nothing she could do for Jean.
Around this time a group of elite, high society mutants called the Inner Circle learned of Jean Grey and her Phoenix Force powers and began planning a way for them to control her.
Professor X then read Jean's mind and learned that through Jean's body the Phoenix was experiencing new feelings and sensations that it had not known in its energy form. Professor X then began to suspect that was why the Phoenix had not left Jean's body.
Emma Frost, a member of the Inner Circle Club, later used her telepathic powers to allow Jason Wyngarde, another member of the Inner Circle Club, to enter Jean's mind and use his mutant power to create illusions to fool Jean into thinking they were in love. However, Wyngarde's powers were not strong enough and was unable to control Jean. However, Wyngarde swore that he would keep trying. Jean later tracked Scott to a night club and saw him with another woman. However, Scott was only there to protect the woman from the Inner Circle. This made Jean jealous and she left with Wyngarde.
The X-Men were later able to track Jean to the Inner Circle Club. The X-Men then entered the Circle Club and fought the Inner Circle. However, the X-Men were shocked to learn that Jean, still possessed by the Phoenix, was helping the Inner Circle Club. The Inner Circle then captured the X-Men, except for Wolverine, and placed negator collars around their necks which suppressed their mutant powers.
Cyclops later attempted to use his psychic link with Jean to mentally communicate with her. However, Emma Frost caught Cyclops and used her power to send Wyngarde into Jean's mind. While in Jean's mind Wyngarde and Cyclops has a sword fight. However, Wyngarde won their fight.
Wyngarde then ordered Jean to kill the X-Men and Sebastian Shaw. However, the Phoenix regained control of her mind and flew out of the Circle club. the X-Men then got free and were able to defeat the Inner Circle.
Wyngarde followed Jean to the roof of the Circle Club. Wyngarde once again tried to use his illusion casting power to try and fool Jean. However, the Phoenix was able to see through wyngarde's tricks and attacked him. Phoenix then used Jean's telepathic powers to attack Wyngarde's mind putting him in a comatose state. The Phoenix then dubbed itself the Dark Phoenix.
The Dark Phoenix then attacked the X-Men. Dark Phoenix was easily able to defeat the X-Men and then she flew into space. Dark Phoenix traveled thousands of light years to another galaxy and flew into the heart of a sun and absorbed the suns energy. A Shi'ar ship was nearby and witnessed the whole thing. The nearby planet was not inhabited. However, the Shi'ar knew that if the planet had been inhabited all life on the planet would have ended with the suns disappearance. The Shi'ar then attacked the Dark Phoenix. However, the Dark Phoenix was easily able to damage their ship. The Shi'ar then contacted Lilandra and told her of what the Dark Phoenix had done.
Dark Phoenix then returned to Earth. During this time the X-Men began to search for a way to defeat Dark Phoenix with out harming Jean. Beast then developed a headset capable of scrambling brainwaves so that the Dark Phoenix could not form coherent thoughts and would cause the Phoenix Force to separate from Jean.
Jean eventually went to her parents home. However, the X-Men were there waiting for her. The X-Men were able to get the headset onto Jean. However, Jean was too powerful and was able to overload the headset. Wolverine then attacked. Jean begged Wolverine to kill her to stop the Dark Phoenix. However, Wolverine couldn't bring himself to do it. Dark Phoenix nearly succeeded in killing the X-Men. However, Professor X arrived and fought Dark Phoenix inside Jean's mind. There Professor X was able to trap the Dark Phoenix.
Shortly after Professor X trapped the Dark Phoenix, Lilandra arrived on Earth and told the X-Men that the Shi'ar had sentenced Jean Grey and the Phoenix to death to keep her from killing any planet inhabited with intelligent life. However, as the Imperial Guard were about to take Jean with them Xavier read Lilandra's mind and learned of a Shi'ar custom where they could fight for Jean's freedom.
The X-Men and the Imperial Guard were then teleported to a place on Earth's moon known as the Blur Area of the Moon which had breathable oxygen in it. There the X-Men and the Imperial Guard fought.
During the battle Cyclops was injured. This made Jean angry and her anger forced the Phoenix out of the prison in her mind once again turning Jean into the Dark Phoenix. Professor X then realized that Lilandra was right and telepathically communicated with Cyclops and ordered him to kill Jean and the Phoenix. However, Cyclops could not kill the woman he loved.
Jean then used her telekinesis to take control of Lilandra's ship and used its weapon system to fire on herself. At first the X-Men and Lilandra believed that Jean and the Phoenix had perished. However, the Phoenix Force, now separated from Jean, appeared before them. The Phoenix Force told the X-Men that it had lost its way but now wanted to make things right. Jean Grey at this point had actually died from their battle. However, the Phoenix Force told the X-Men that it could take a small portion of each of their life forces and put it into Jean. The Phoenix Force did this and Jean was resurrected. The Phoenix Force then vanished in a blinding flash of light and the X-Men found themselves teleported back to the mansion.
When Spider-Man learned that he was mutating into something that wouldn't be human he sought the help of Professor X in hopes that he could cure him. As Spider-Man arrives at the Xavier Mansion he was confronted by the X-Men who captured him because he was trespassing. However, Spider-Man was able to get away from the X-Men and ran into the Danger Room. Gambit had accidentally left the Danger Room on and it was running the Deadly Sentinels program. Spider-Man was able to fight some of them off but not all of them. The X-Men were then able to enter the Danger Room and help Spider-Man fight the Sentinels. At that moment Jean Grey ran to the control room and turned the Danger Room off. Professor X then began to talk to Spider-Man. Spider-Man told Xavier of his furthering mutation and asked if he could cure him. However, Professor X answered that his work was not to cure mutants but to help them accept who and what they are. Angered by this Spider-Man left and he was followed by Beast. Beast told Spider-Man that the Brand Corporation was working on a cure for his type of mutation. After Spider-Man leaves Beast is captured by men working for Herbert Landon.
As Beast awoke he discovered that Herbert Landon was planning on using a chemical to kill all mutants on Earth. As soon as Wolverine discovered that Beast was missing he found the scent of Spider-Man and believed that he was responsible for Beast's disappearance. Wolverine was later able to track Spider-Man to the Brand Corporation and they began to fight and Wolverine questioned Spider-Man about Beast. At that moment Hobgoblin (who was blackmailing Landon) threw a pumpkin bomb at them. However, both Spider-Man and Wolverine survived the explosion. Spider-Man and Wolverine then went into the Brand Corporation and found Beast and saved him. However, Herbert Landon accidentally fell into a vat of chemicals that turned him into a giant mutant monster. As soon as the other X-Men learned of this they met up with Spider-Man, Beast, and Wolverine and devised a plan to defeat Landon. By working together Spider-Man and the X-Men were able to drain Landon of his energy and turn him back into a human.
Magneto ended up growing weary of the constant battle between mutants and humans. Because of this Magneto abducted several scientists, that were also mutants, and had them construct a space station located on an asteroid. Magneto called this space station, Asteroid M. Magneto then entered the United Nations and told them of his plan.
The X-Men were curious about Magneto's intentions and went with him. Profess X tried to explain that separating mutants from normal humans wont solve their problems. However, Magneto did not listen to Xavier.
Magneto later freed the slave mutants of Genosha and took all the mutants, including Professor X, Beast, and Gambit, to Asteroid M.
While on Asteroid M the U.S. government launched several missiles at the base but Magneto was able to destroy them. Magneto later learned that the U.S. was only defending itself because Fabian Cortez had launched missiles at the U.S. first. Magneto then attacked Cortez for endangering the lives of everyone on Asteroid M. However, Cortez was able to drain Magneto of his power and sent him into space. Cortez then blamed the X-Men for killing Magneto in front of the citizens of Asteroid M. As the mutants tried to capture the X-Men, Gambit fought them off which gave Beast and Professor X enough time to escape in a space shuttle and they flew back to Earth.
Rogue, Wolverine, Beast, and Professor X later returned to Asteroid M to save Gambit and to stop Cortez. Beast was able to sneak into the launch bay of Asteroid M and began to disarm all 250 nuclear missiles. While Beast did that Wolverine and Rogue found Cortez and fought him and his Acolytes. However, the X-Men were captured.
Sometime later Cortez was about to execute Wolverine and Rogue in front of the residents of Asteroid M. However, before Cortez could do this Amelia Voght, and old girlfriend of Xavier's, found security footage of Cortez murdering Magneto and showed it to everyone on Asteroid M. This caused the Acolytes and everyone on Asteroid M to turn against Fabian Cortez.
Cortez managed to get away and went to the missile control room. There he discovered that Beast was able to disarm 16% of the missiles. Cortez then launched the remaining nuclear missiles at Earth. The X-Men were able to destroy some of the missiles with the Blackbird's lasers. However, there were too many missile for them to take out. At that moment Magneto arrived and used his magnetic powers to destroy the remaining missiles. Asteroid M then crashed into one of Earth's oceans.
In the year 3999 A.D. in Cairo, Egypt, Cable and his Clan Chosen attacked Apocalypse's pyramid in an effort to kill him and put an end to his evil once and for all. However, while in the pyramid, Cable got separated from the Clan Chosen and came face to face with Apocalypse. Apocalypse was able to subdue Cable and stole his time machine. As they fought Cable told Apocalypse that even if he died others would stand against him. What Cable said made Apocalypse think he might be right, for in all his thousands of years of life Apocalypse still had not accomplished his goal of world domination. Apocalypse then used Cable's time machine to escape. Apocalypse then used the time machine to find a place called the Axis of Time, which was a place located outside of the space time continuum where all points of time intersect. Bishop also got stuck in the Axis of Time while trying to time travel from 1955 to 2055 A.D.
In the present, Jean and Scott were having their wedding at the Xavier Mansion with all the X-Men and their friends attending. Shortly after the wedding the X-Men were attacked by the Nasty Boys who kidnapped Jean and Cyclops. The Nasty Boys then opened a portal to the Axis of Time and sent Jean through it. The Nasty Boys then went through the portal themselves.
Shortly after Jean's abduction, Mister Sinister entered the X-Mansion and tried to kidnap Professor X. Sinister nearly got away with Xavier. However, Shard, Bishop's sister, traveled back in time and was able to prevent Mister Sinister from taking Xavier, with the help of the X-Men. Sinister was then able to escape through a time portal, but Rogue was able to grab Professor X before he went through.
Apocalypse later abducted a telepath called Oracle from the Shi'ar Empire. Lilandra then sent Professor X a telepathic message and informed him of what had happened. That was when Professor X realized that Apocalypse and Mister Sinister were specifically targeting telepaths and psychics. Cyclops then came up with the idea to use Cerebro to find other telepaths so the X-Men would be ready the next time Apocalypse of Mister Sinister struck.
Back in the year 3999 A.D. Cable was able to steal a time machine from the U.S. government and planned on using it to go back in time to when Apocalypse's Lazarus Chamber was first built so he couldn't use it to regenerate himself and keep himself alive for thousands of years. However, Apocalypse knew of Cable's plan and caused the time machine to take Cable to the X-Men's time.
Cable then explained to the X-Men that he was planning on going back in time to when Apocalypse's Lazarus Chamber was first built and destroy it. The X-Men and Archangel joined Cable on his journey. When they arrived in ancient Egypt (1200 B.C.) they found Apocalypse's pyramid and were attacked by his four horsemen. While Archangel, Cyclops, Storm, and Gambit fought the Horsemen, Professor X, Wolverine, Beast, and Cable entered the pyramid to find the Lazarus Chamber. As they reached the Lazarus Chamber they realized that Apocalypse had set a trap for them. Mystique was posing as Apocalypse and signaled the real Apocalypse when the X-Men entered the chamber. Apocalypse then hit the X-Men with a flash of light and in the process teleported Professor X to the Axis of Time where he added him to his collection of captured psychics. However, Beast revealed to the others that Xavier was wearing a tracking device and they could use it to find him and the other captured psychics.
Apocalypse later explained his plan to Magneto. Apocalypse told Magneto that the destruction of all the psychics he had captured, within the Axis of Time, would release all their psychic energy and would stop time. In the process all existence would end which would allow Apocalypse to recreate the universe in his own image. In this new universe Apocalypse would rule unchallenged.
The X-Men then arrived at the Axis of Time. However, they were too late. Apocalypse had already started to drain all the psychic energy from the telepaths he had captured and everyone in the universe in the past, present, and future began to vanish because they were being wiped out of existence. However, Bishop, who was still stuck in the Axis of Time, began to shoot at the glass tubes Apocalypse had the psychics in and freed them. This stopped the flow of psychic energy and time began to revert back to normal.
Wolverine, Magneto, Cable, and Mystique then worked together to fight Apocalypse. However, the freed psychics, led by Charles Xavier, appeared and used their combined telepathic powers to fight Apocalypse. Everyone, along with Apocalypse, left the Axis of Time. Now back in the real world apocalypse perished without his Lazarus Chamber to rejuvenate him.
One day while at the mansion, Xavier received a distress message from Mister Sinister who was begging for his help. Sinister frantically told Xavier that his base was being attacked by a creature that consumes matter and has the power to disguise itself as anyone. However, Xavier himself was attacked by the creature. Beast was also attacked by one of these creatures which he learned was a living computer virus. Beast then witnessed as the creature captured all of the X-Men. However, Beast was able to escape the mansion before he could be captured.
As Beast drove off in a jeep the creature followed after him. However, Beast met someone named Warlock who was similar in appearance to the creature that was following him. Beast and Warlock were able to get away. Warlock then explained to Beast that the creature that attacked him was a member of an alien race known as the Phalanx. Warlock was from the same planet but refused to merge with the Phalanx's hive mind because he did not wish to conquer other planets. Warlock fled his home planet but his space ship ended up crashing on Earth. Warlock then told Beast that the Phalanx followed him to Earth and if not stopped they would destroy the planet.
Beast later contacted President Kelly to tell him of the danger that the Phalanx posed. However, Beast and Warlock discovered that President Kelly was being controlled by the Phalanx. With the X-Men captured Beast turned to Forge for help.
Beast and Warlock later met with Forge and explained to him what was going on. Forge also brought Quicksilver with him. However, the Phalanx was able to track down Beast and Warlock and attacked them along with Forge and Quicksilver. As they ran off the Phalanx managed to capture Quicksilver. However, Mister Sinister arrived and helped Beast, Warlock, and Forge escape.
Beast later ran some tests and discovered that if the Phalanx was not defeated within four days it would assimilate 76% of the world's population.
Beast, Warlock, Forge, and Mister Sinister then went to Muir Island to use the mutant research laboratory there to try and find a way to stop the Phalanx. While Beast and Forge created a virus to destroy the Phalanx. However, the Phalanx was able to track the four of them to Muir Island. Mister Sinister told Forge to use the virus on the Phalanx creature that was attacking them. However, Forge replied that they had a small amount of the virus and had to use it on the Phalanx's brain that linked to all members of the Phalanx race. Beast, Warlock, Forge, Mister Sinister, and Amelia Voght were able to escape on a plane.
Amelia had Sinister pilot the plane to the Arctic Circle. In the arctic the Beast and the others make their way to a fortress belonging to Magneto and ask him for help in stopping the Phalanx. Magneto agreed to help them. Magneto managed to get a sample of the Phalanx so Beast could test his virus on it. During this time they learned that Cameron Hodge, former ambassador of Genosha was been assimilated by the Phalanx and was working for them. Magneto then exposed Hodge to the virus and it worked in destroying him. However, this was not the real Cameron Hodge but a copy created by the Phalanx. Knowing that the cure worked Beast decided they had to expose the virus to the Phalanx core which was located at the Empire State Building.
When they arrived at the Empire State Building, Forge, Amelia, and Mister Sinister freed the captured mutants while Beast, Forge, and Warlock made their way to the Phalanx core to implant the virus. They were successful in exposing the Phalanx core to the virus which was able to destroy the Phalanx and returned all assimilated humans to normal. With the Phalanx defeated Professor X told his X-Men and Magneto that he was glad to see them working together. However, Magneto told Professor X that he only helped Beast because the planet was in danger and he was trying to save himself. However, Professor X told Magneto that even if he had given up hope for himself that there are reasons to work for a better future. Quicksilver then walked up to Magneto and hugged him.
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The information in the following section or sections was not present in X-Men: The Animated Series. However, it was part of the canonical comic book series, X-Men '92.
Changes to the team
Sometime later Scott and Jean quit the X-Men to lead a normal life. After their departure Storm became the leader of the X-Men. Additionally Bishop and Psylocke joined the X-Men to fill the void left by Cyclops and Jean's departure.
In the comics
Much of the X-Men's comic book origin was shown in X-Men: The Animated Series such as how Professor X decided to form the X-Men after his first battle with Shadow King.
After starting the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Professor X met an F.B.I. agent named Fredrick Duncan who was tasked by the F.B.I. to investigate mutant activities. Fred Duncan became the X-Men's F.B.I. liaison and he alerted them to when the U.S. government needed their assistance.
The first four members that Charles Xavier recruited into the X-Men were Cyclops, Beast, Angel, and Iceman. Jean Grey joined the team shortly afterwards. At the beginning of her career Jean went by the name Marvel Girl.
Years later the original X-Men were captured by a living island named Krakoa. To save them Professor X recruited other mutants into the X-Men. These mutants included Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Thunderbird.
In the X-Men movies the X-Men were formed in 1962 and started out as a department of the C.I.A. called Division X.
A C.I.A. agent named Moira MacTaggert approached Charles Xavier and told him that a group of mutants called the Hellfire Club were planning to start the Cuban Missile Crisis which in turn would start World War III. The Hellfire Club's full plan was to have a nuclear war cripple humanity so that mutants could rise up and take over the world.
To stop the the Hellfire Club, Xavier recruited the mutants Mystique, Magneto, Beast, Havok, Banshee, Angel Salvadore, and Darwin into Division X.
Xavier later left the C.I.A. after stopping the Hellfire Club and set up a school in his mansion where he taught mutants how to control their powers. Some of Xavier's students formed a team to stop mutant threats which the students dubbed the X-Men.
- Night of the Sentinels, Part I
- Night of the Sentinels, Part II
- Enter Magneto
- Deadly Reunions
- Captive Hearts
- Cold Vengeance
- Slave Island
- The Unstoppable Juggernaut
- The Cure
- Come the Apocalypse
- Days of Future Past, Part I
- Days of Future Past, Part II
- The Final Decision
- Till Death Do Us Part, Part I
- Till Death Do Us Part, Part II
- Whatever It Takes
- Red Dawn
- Repo Man
- X-Ternally Yours
- Time Fugitives, Part I
- Time Fugitives, Part II
- A Rogue's Tale
- Beauty & The Beast
- Reunion, Part I
- Reunion, Part II
- Out of the Past, Part I
- Out of the Past, Part II
- The Phoenix Saga, Part I: Sacrifice
- The Phoenix Saga, Part II: The Dark Shroud
- The Phoenix Saga, Part III: Cry of the Banshee
- The Phoenix Saga, Part IV: The Starjammers
- The Phoenix Saga, Part V: Child of Light
- Savage Land, Strange Heart, Part I
- Savage Land, Strange Heart, Part II
- The Dark Phoenix, Part I: Dazzled
- The Dark Phoenix, Part II: The Inner Circle
- The Dark Phoenix, Part III: The Dark Phoenix
- The Dark Phoenix, Part IV: The Fate of the Phoenix
- Cold Comfort
- Orphan's End
- The Juggernaut Returns
- Weapon X, Lies, And Video Tape
- One Man's Worth, Part I
- One Man's Worth, Part II
- Proteus, Part I
- Proteus, Part II
- Sanctuary, Part I
- Sanctuary, Part II
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part I: The End of Time
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part II: Promise of Apocalypse
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part III: The Lazarus Chamber
- Beyond Good and Evil, Part IV: End and Beginning
- Have Yourself A Morlock Little X-Mas
- The Lotus and the Steel
- Love in Vain
- Secrets, Not Long Buried
- Xavier Remembers
- Family Ties
- The Phalanx Covenant, Part I
- The Phalanx Covenant, Part II
- A Deal With The Devil
- No Mutant is an Island
- Storm Front, Part I
- Storm Front, Part II
- Jubilee's Fairy Tale Theatre
- The Fifth Horseman
- Old Soldiers
- Hidden Agendas
- Graduation Day
- Nightmare in Green
- Originally there were going to be other members of the X-Men on X-Men: The Animated Series
- Thunderbird was going to be a member of the X-Men and was going to be killed off at the beginning of Night of the Sentinels, Part II. However, it was eventually decided that it would have been in bad taste to kill off the shows only prominent Native American character on the second episode so Thunderbird was dropped from the X-Men's roster. However, Thunderbird did make a few brief appearances throughout X-Men: The Animated Series.
- After it was decided that Thunderbird wasn't going to be used, Larry Houston planned on replacing him with a character from the comics called Changeling who had the power to shape-shift. However, Larry Houston learned that the name Changeling had been trademarked by DC Comics and was being used as the alias of Garfield Logan, more commonly known as Beast Boy. A similar character with shape-shifting powers called Morph was then created for the series. Morph was the X-Man that ended up being killed by the Sentinels.
- Angel was planned to join the X-Men in the shows second season, but ultimately those plans were scrapped.
- Originally all of the X-Men were planned to appear in a fourth part of the Secret Wars   . In this episode, Spider-Man and the X-Men would have fought Mister Sinister. However, since almost all of the cast of X-Men: The Animated Series lived in Canada it would have cost Marvel Films Animation too much money to fly all of the cast from Canada to Los Angeles where Spider-Man: The Animated Series was produced, as they did when they produced The Mutant Agenda and Mutants' Revenge. Because of this the fourth part of Secret Wars was scrapped. However, Iona Morris appeared as Storm in the Secret Wars because she was the only actor from X-Men: The Animated Series that lived in Los Angeles.
- The X-Men were planned to appear in a season two episode of Avengers: United They Stand called X-Treme. In the episode the X-Men would have teamed up with the Avengers to fight Mister Sinister. However, Avengers: United They Stand was canceled after it's first season.