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Who Or What Is Ultimate X? Shadow Reveal 1

We get to see one of the characters from the shadows.

I love Marvel's marketing team.  Yesterday we saw our second image of Ultimate X.  This new image had some figures in the background that were shadowed out.  Call Marvel a tease if you want but today they reveal one of those hidden characters:

The fact that Marvel is being coy about this brings a new line of thinking.  We had the question, "who or what is Ultimate X?"  Since we only had the image of the dude with claws, we naturally assumed "Ultimate X" was the name of that character (a pretty bad name for a character).  Now we're lead to believe that maybe "Ultimate X" will refer to an actual team, hence the "what" part in the question.
 
Unfortunately this new character in the background doesn't really answer much.  To me, she looks like she could be Ultimate Psylocke.  But, if I remember correctly, Ultimate Psylocke was older and had some sort of past relationship with Professor X.  Is this female character and the one we've seen just simply brand new characters or are they Ultimate versions of other existing characters?
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Posted by timrothsays

Ultimate X-Men 2.0

Posted by RalfvdH

I believe the fire figure is Liz Allen ( Ultimate firestar) 
Who the rest is, is still a mysterie for me. This girl doesn't changed that 
Maybe the boy is a ultimate Wildchild or something else.

Posted by Archetype

There's the woman still need the pyro and mr wings over there.

Posted by The_Warlord

Psylocke, Firestar, Mimic and Wolverine clone, that's my guess

Posted by cmaprice

Mimic ftw

Posted by Ahmed Sherif

My guess is that it  might be the future and those are the x-men's children 
Posted by danhimself

I'm sticking by my original guess that the Wolverine wannabe is a by product of Banshee

Posted by Bruce Vain
@danhimself:
You just might be right on that.
Posted by Illyana Rasputin

I think the black energy behind the brunette looks like the Phoenix Force signature, only black.

Posted by rpaolasso

is it just me, or is that a Phoenix in the background?
Posted by sora_thekey

She can't be Psylocke!!! 
Check out this page announced on the Diamond Summmit!  

 
Psylocke is dead right next to Beast... So no she can't be Psylocke
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Posted by PrinceIMC
@sora_thekey: Psylocke did die once before. Who knows.
Edited by EdwardWindsor

ultimate x surely means its the ultimate x-23 which means its gonna suck since laura is bad ass, since he looks more like creed than logan i think that could be the ultimate twist on things could be a sort of logan/victor dna combo

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Why is it that all the alluring mutant women from the standard Marvel Universe, Emma Frost, Mystique, Psylocke, when switched to the Ultimate Universe all became ex lovers of Professor Xavier? I never read Ultimate X-Men partly because of what they did with Emma. I was looking forwar to a younger version of Emma and instead got....that. I pretty much only read Ultimate Spider-man.

Posted by Nefilim927

Probably stating the obvious but that's everyone who died in Ultimatum around the girl.  I particularly like that they have Blobs head still severed.  Still no guess on who she could be

Posted by dudie

First things that kump in my mindn are         Ultimate Daken or x-23 or Wolvie-clone or Mimic or Wildchild or Ultimate sabretooth clone! (at least i think hes now more important as he is wolverines son!?!!)

Posted by Grendel

Is this the Ultimate Therondy? Loeb used her in his X-man run.

Edited by John Valentine

  They could be entirely new mutants or they could be new versions of 616 characters who did not have pre-Ultimatum Ultimate versions. 
I think the blonde, clawed mutant in the forefront is Mimic.  
I have no idea who the dark-haired female mutant is.
 As for the other two. Well, one of them could be Firestar, the other... Icarus?  

Posted by Nefilim927

I wonder if they are focusing on Cyclops for a reason?  Firestar was a blonde so I dont think that's her

Posted by Raziel3024

I don't think Psylocke was Xavier's girlfriend. I think she just did off the record work for him like Syndicate did.
 
 If that's Cyclops  in the third panel then she could have some connection to him or maybe she's actually Jean with a different look, trying to start over. Actually that makes sense, she could have let her hair grow and then dyed it black and in the main picture the slight halo effect may be her telekinesis. Not to mention if she's fixating on Cyke, it could mean that his death hurt her more.  That and she has green eyes like Jean. It'll be interesting to see where blond Wolverine came from as it was established in Ultimate Requiem X-Men that there was noting left to clone.
 
Now for the other two, I have to go with the majority and assume that's its Firestar. As for the angelic figure, it could be Mimic. On the other hand, anyone remember Rapture? She was one of Cerebro Prime's artificial X-Men.
http://www.comicvine.com/rapture/29-49810/
Whoever it is, it looks like, to me as least, they're wearing a monk's robe.

Posted by daveydavey

I dont like Ultimate anything.
Posted by GreenGriffin

X-23
Posted by Tmul501
@John Valentine said:
"   They could be entirely new mutants or they could be new versions of 616 characters who did not have pre-Ultimatum Ultimate versions. I think the blonde, clawed mutant in the forefront is Mimic.  I have no idea who the dark-haired female mutant is. As for the other two. Well, one of them could be Firestar, the other... Icarus?   "
Good call, I think Icarus could be the one with the wings there.
@Nefilim927 said:
" I wonder if they are focusing on Cyclops for a reason?  Firestar was a blonde so I dont think that's her "
I think who people are referring to as firestar is the shadow character in the background who is on fire, not the girl revealed in this picture.
 
I think whoever suggested that the girl revealed here is Jean after changing her hair is on to something. That makes a lot of sense.
Edited by Queen's Halo
@sora_thekey said:

" She can't be Psylocke!!! 
Check out this page announced on the Diamond Summmit!  

Psylocke is dead right next to Beast... So no she can't be Psylocke "
Going on this picture and that she focuses on Scott maybe she's Jean gone goth.
Posted by Surrender Monkey

I think she's Wicked.

Posted by sora_thekey
@Queen's Halo said:
"@sora_thekey said:

" She can't be Psylocke!!! 
Check out this page announced on the Diamond Summmit!  

 
Psylocke is dead right next to Beast... So no she can't be Psylocke "
Going on this picture and that she focuses on Scott maybe she's Jean gone goth. "

When Scott was shot Kitty screamed at Bobby "You can't leave me... Not like everybody else does" 
 
Maybe it is Kitty, just a traumatized Kitty... Which is why she's focusing on Scott
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Posted by antemiusenteri

this is the girl from genosha you know the one that can control the dead people 

Posted by iLLituracy

It's Ultimate Dead-Girl.

Posted by John Valentine
@Surrender Monkey said:
" I think she's Wicked. "
Good call.  
 
@sora_thekey said:
" @Queen's Halo said:
"@sora_thekey said:

" She can't be Psylocke!!! 
Check out this page announced on the Diamond Summmit!  

Psylocke is dead right next to Beast... So no she can't be Psylocke "
Going on this picture and that she focuses on Scott maybe she's Jean gone goth. "
When Scott was shot Kitty screamed at Bobby "You can't leave me... Not like everybody else does"  Maybe it is Kitty, just a traumatized Kitty... Which is why she's focusing on Scott "
Why would it be Kitty? She doesn't have psychic powers. 
Posted by sora_thekey
@John Valentine: How does this picture show she has psychic powers? and this could be a dream!
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Posted by Korg

What is Ultimate X? Well, it's a Jeph Loeb Marvel project. I think I'll pass.

Posted by xerox_kitty

Perhaps she's an Ultimate Future Daughter Of Cyclops... like how Rachel first appeared at a time when Jean was thought to be dead?

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Posted by THEBlaqueBasterd

The blonde guys wolverine after he EVENTUALLY pulls himself back together from a random strand of DNA on Wolvie arm buried in the mass grave?  I dont think the adamantium liquification shoulda been enough to put him down permanently but thats just me.. As for the rest the only thing I think that looks like from here is Phoenix...Dark Phoenix.. maybe Jean traumatised (christ..understandably wouldnt u think? I know I sure am!!!) after the recent harrowing events succumbs to the Phoenix force.. 
 
Thats all I can offer but whoever they are if its NOT wolverine I think its a LITTLE bit too early to come with some lame wolvie knockoff  soeother way ill keep my ears open but im REALLY not interested until someone runs up to me laughiin & cryin tears of joy &tells me  this was all a big dream & it dint happen or Cable or somebody  "deus ex-time machinas" the shit outa this WHOLE entire Ultimatum storyline.

Posted by Clara Mass
@iLLituracy said:
"It's Ultimate Dead-Girl. "

I think your right lol
Posted by monamos


who's the guy in the middle panel with a bullet straight through the noggin? are y'all sayin that's cyclops? i gave up on ultimate while they were doin that awful banshee storyline where angel had a bird head.
 
Maybe she's Hellion (although it seems seeing dead people would have something to do with telepathy....or m. night shamalan...) or that goth chick from the last run of excalibur, Wicked, or maybe Negasonic Teenage Warhead...i'm not sure the extent of her powers were fully explored.
 
As for the fire person, Firestar seems the obvious choice, but i feel like they're starting totally fresh.....someone mentioned Icarus....what if Ultimate X is Young X-Men with all the sexes reversed? Then the fire person would be Match, Icarus the winged figure, X-23, Hellion and i believe another figure down on the far right (maybe a male Mercury)
Posted by dbluejays1990

this shit look interesting but marvel is pulling the 3.99 on this book,so i guess i wont even bother.
Posted by War Killer

This book is looking more interesting, I like Loeb's writing, and will pick up this first issue if I get a chance.

Edited by viper52

ok this may seem like a dumb question. but lets say Uatu or one of the other cosmic enititys seen what happend on earth and decided to try and help. and thus was able to reasimble wolverine with a small strand of dna. but sense it was only a small bit was only able to generate him as a teenager. and thus this is wolverine on the cover. the newest girl i would want to bealive is either jeans lost sister or a daughter of jean and cyclops. that was never reveiled do to some reasoning of profesor x. mabe she wasnt reveiled becouse she was too dangerous. and now that everyone els is gone she now is free.. mabe im way off base but. u never know what kinda plot twists there could be. exp after such an event as the one this follows. this would make sense in the fact that wolverine has lived through soo much and we have seen allot of hiim as an older man. but never seen him through his teens. 

Posted by mitchell_707

my best guess is that its ultimate Selene. in a different picture it shows all these dead bodies around the girl with the black her and Selene's powers are about death and they kinda have the same look. For the fire person it most likely is Firestar since shes still alive. there's three more shadows, the fire person the cloaked wing person and some figure with a tail if u look closely. for all we know ultimate x could be this team since they say who or what is ultimate x. Maybe havok comes back!!!

Posted by War Killer
@sora_thekey said:
"@Queen's Halo said:
"@sora_thekey said:

" She can't be Psylocke!!! 
Check out this page announced on the Diamond Summmit!  

 
Psylocke is dead right next to Beast... So no she can't be Psylocke "
Going on this picture and that she focuses on Scott maybe she's Jean gone goth. "
When Scott was shot Kitty screamed at Bobby "You can't leave me... Not like everybody else does"  Maybe it is Kitty, just a traumatized Kitty... Which is why she's focusing on Scott "
I disagree with the Kitty idea, she's in Ultimate Spidey anyways. But the way she's looking at Scott does make me think it's Jean, and the black hairs easy, the whole world hates Mutants, so they all have to go undercover.
Posted by viper52

just found this on wiki 
   A new series called Ultimates Comics X will be released in 2010. Marvel released an image of the first issue that shows a teenager with bone claws.

This version also possesses a much greater healing factor, allowing him even to survive decapitation. Nick Fury notes that while speaking to his head that Logan is breathing through his skin since he was lacking lungs, hinting that his mutation can alter his physiological composition.

Posted by War Killer
@viper52 said:
"just found this on wiki 
   A new series called Ultimates Comics X will be released in 2010. Marvel released an image of the first issue that shows a teenager with bone claws.

This version also possesses a much greater healing factor, allowing him even to survive decapitation. Nick Fury notes that while speaking to his head that Logan is breathing through his skin since he was lacking lungs, hinting that his mutation can alter his physiological composition.

"
Wolverine is dead, Loeb said that himself in his video with G-Man a few months back, and don't trust wiki, they don't have all of their facts right.
Posted by iLLituracy
@War Killer said:
" @viper52 said:
"just found this on wiki 
   A new series called Ultimates Comics X will be released in 2010. Marvel released an image of the first issue that shows a teenager with bone claws.

This version also possesses a much greater healing factor, allowing him even to survive decapitation. Nick Fury notes that while speaking to his head that Logan is breathing through his skin since he was lacking lungs, hinting that his mutation can alter his physiological composition.

"
Wolverine is dead, Loeb said that himself in his video with G-Man a few months back, and don't trust wiki, they don't have all of their facts right. "
I think he put that together. The healing factor bit was something that Ultimate Wolverine did in Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk.
Posted by War Killer
@iLLituracy said:
" @War Killer said:
" @viper52 said:
"just found this on wiki 
   A new series called Ultimates Comics X will be released in 2010. Marvel released an image of the first issue that shows a teenager with bone claws.

This version also possesses a much greater healing factor, allowing him even to survive decapitation. Nick Fury notes that while speaking to his head that Logan is breathing through his skin since he was lacking lungs, hinting that his mutation can alter his physiological composition.

"
Wolverine is dead, Loeb said that himself in his video with G-Man a few months back, and don't trust wiki, they don't have all of their facts right. "
I think he put that together. The healing factor bit was something that Ultimate Wolverine did in Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk. "
Yeah, I know I have that book. But that does sound like something you'd find on wiki.
Posted by ArtJoker

Im prob wrong but i think the girl looks like ultimate wicked(son of M), just cause it seems like shes communicating with the dead, prob wrong though...

Posted by John Valentine
@ArtJoker said:
" Im prob wrong but i think the girl looks like ultimate wicked(son of M), just cause it seems like shes communicating with the dead, prob wrong though... "
I agree with you.  
 

Wicked

Posted by Ahmed Sherif

U might be right Raziel3024, but she looks so different. It looks like someone is communicating with her
Posted by bingbangboom

The one possibility that I haven't really heard yet is that these are all brand new characters. Mutants lend it self for something like that and introducing brand new mutants into the Ultimate books might be interesting. There are no baggages with the 616. Loeb I think could use this as a way to tell a new story, create characters and not have to worry about various things including the old X-Men. I think thats what it will be, just brand new characters, mutants, dealing in this new Ultimate world.

Posted by mitchell_707

pale white skin, black hair, seems to be around and have powers about death, never been introduced before. my best bet that its ultimate Selene.

Posted by mitchell_707

i don't think marvel would make up a whole new bunch of characters. that's not what the  ultimate universe is about

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