Favourite X-Men Character

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#1 Posted by Enigmatri (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Basically what it says on the title, who is your favourite X-Men character; or characters if your split between more than one, of all time and why?  

#2 Posted by cattlebattle (12770 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman

#3 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Jean Grey: I list her as my favorite because she developed her own personality, and it was this personality that spurred one of comics' greatest epics. There was always a tinge of naughtiness to her character, and the interesting part of her was that while she could be nice, the very nature of her powers was so useful that some of the things she did as the Phoenix (erasing Kitty Pryde's parent's memories of their daughter being kidnapped and using TK to change the molecular pattern of her clothes) that might have been problematic was done in such a deft way that Claremont really made her seem comfortable with them in a way that Cyclops and Professor X were not. She seemed like a regular person making sense of what her superhuman powers could do without espousing some genocidal or entirely benign belief system.

Banshee: I liked the fact that of all the All-New-All-Different team, he was the one with real world concerns. Thinking about his age compared to some of the younger members and falling in love with an incredibly intelligent female scientist was more interesting to me than a typical superhero relationship and his being a parent added to my sense that I could look up to.

Dazzler: I really became a fan of hers during Claremont's run in the '80s. I ended up reading the entire Dazzler series since they were so low priced I could buy ten or more issues for a dollar from the used bin and always selected her when I was playing the X-Men 6 player arcade game. I like the aspect of her character where she is trying to have something of a normal life as a successful artist while being possessed of one of the most potentially powerful mutant abilities.

Magik: She is incredibly cool and was one of my favorite members of the younger characters. In many ways, she was more chaotic and violent than Wolverine was, and one of my all time favorite panels involved her holding a gun to the Ani-Mator's head. She was a very dark character among a cast that was often portrayed as innocent, but she was even darker than Wolverine and some villains. Just a fun character to read since she wasn't the typical 'lawful good' or 'chaotic good' archetype.

Honorable mentions go to Monet, Karma, Sunspot and Northstar but these were the four that I bought figures of and followed throughout my years reading.

#4 Posted by oviouslyjeangrey (400 posts) - - Show Bio

read my name

#5 Posted by papad1992 (6829 posts) - - Show Bio

pretty sure this has been done before... many times... actually too many times! SAVE YOURSELF ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!

#6 Posted by Dman1366 (610 posts) - - Show Bio

bobby drake 100%

#7 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightcrawler RIP

#8 Posted by Prodigy P (158 posts) - - Show Bio

@knighthood said:

Nightcrawler RIP

Kurt FTW

#9 Posted by MadRooster81 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a Cyclops fan! Even more now that he has to make the tough calls.

#10 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Storm

#11 Posted by infonation (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

MANY! Let's start with the ones I can think of right away!

Rogue: I always thought she was pretty powerful as a villain, but as a hero she was AWESOME, struggling to cope with her uncontrollable powers, her guilt over what happened to Ms. Marvel, her loyalty to the X-Men AND her relationships. Rogue struck me as an intersting character from the start, but her portrayl in the 90's cartoon sealed the deal. at first I HATED her character! Bad enough she seemed like she was there for the sole pupose of replacing Colossus, (One of my FAVORITE characters EVER!) but when she came off as an overpowered, overconfidant Mary Sue I cringed at her every scene! However, once she got some more backstory my hate turnned to pity, and soon enough I just LOVED seeing her in action! It got to the point where I would even ROOT for her! And even now, I still do.

Nightcrawler: A mutant who looks like a demon but has more humanity than most humans? Oh, come ON! How do you go wrong with that?

Beast: He's got brains, brawn, agility AND diplomatic skills? Let's face it, Beast is a quadruple threat!

Colossus: Okay, I mentioned this in my description of Rogue, but I need to bring it up again, Colossus may not be a "Genius-Bruiser" but he's still a big powerhouse who can paint like a pro! So he's close enough for me! For all his strength Colossus still seems like a lightweight compared to so many other comic book heavy-hitters, but I'll root for him anyway because his heart is strong enough to impress even the most jaded fan!

#12 Posted by Purgy (419 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta go with my fellow Louisiana Gambit. Hey he's one of my all time favorites

#14 Posted by benjaminkch (26 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by thebatmobile12 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

@cattlebattle said:

Batman
#16 Posted by Gio86 (17 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambit, Jubilee, Psylocke, Phoenix and Longshot

#17 Edited by FMStyyx (738 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

Wolverine

THIIS 105%

And THIIS 105%

#18 Posted by ReddKnave (62 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh God, like I literally JUST answered this on another thread like, 5 minutes ago...

#19 Edited by ReddKnave (62 posts) - - Show Bio

But I digress...

Storm, Nightcrawler, Gambit, Cyclops, Rogue, Colossus, Bishop, Northstar, Forge, Wolverine, Psylocke, Emma Frost, Professor X, Banshee, Beast, Dazzler, Phoenix, Archangel, Shadowcat, Jubilee, Warpath, Cannonball, Phantomex, Iceman, Sunfire

In that order, mostly.

Not a fan of Longshot, Havok, Polaris, Marvel Girl, or making anyone else X-Men, especially Pixie and the other annoying X-kids. Listed above are the only characters qualified to be X-Men, they may come and go as stories allow, but any new (original Adult NOT kid) characters must be approved by myself, Scott, Ororo, and Charles, unanimously.

I've said my piece.

#20 Edited by jhazzroucher (15792 posts) - - Show Bio

Ororo Munroe aka Storm.

She has a unique appearance that takes your breath away.

Inspiring leadership

Awesome powers

Great personality.

#21 Posted by oraclefyre (936 posts) - - Show Bio

Rogue, Magik, Psylocke

#22 Posted by illegal (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Gambit no doubt,he's does everything with charm and makes stuff look easy

#23 Posted by camd (85 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine...why? He's the best at what he does

#24 Posted by Thunderscream (1810 posts) - - Show Bio

Why don't people use the search bar before they start a new topic?

There's a thread for this that goes back 5 years: Favorite X-Man

#25 Posted by Enigmatri (28 posts) - - Show Bio
@Thunderscream said:

Why don't people use the search bar before they start a new topic?

There's a thread for this that goes back 5 years: Favorite X-Man

My bad Thunderscream.
#26 Posted by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

My favs used to be Cyclops and Cable (both back in the 90's) not anymore however, I guess my favs now are Storm, Beast, Psylocke and Nightcrawler.

#27 Posted by therajuncajun (1 posts) - - Show Bio

GAMBIT! THE RAJUN CAJUN! THE CARD THROWER! THE CHARMER! MR. REMY ETTIENNE LEBEAU!.......Where should i begin? His powers are dang near limitless! Charging any object he wishes to make it explode or cause additional damage through the use of his limitless ability to manipulate kinetic energy! Also allowing his ability to tap into kinetic energy to heal himself. Furthermore, his has superhuman agility, stamina, speed, reflexes and even strength when tapping into his kinetic energy. He is an acrobat! He jumps from rooftop from rooftop throwing his kineticly charged cards (ace of spade being favorite), and spitting out those famous one-liners that he is sure to make nobody forget, "the name's Gambit, remember it". And its all done with that charming french/louisiana accent that the ladys cant resist. And he can charm the pants off of any lil lady around monami. Anothe one of his many abilities of which all arent even listed. He is also trained in the art of the bo staff (hence the metal staff he always carries-which he can also charge), and matial arts; both of which he is expert. Gambit...a.k.a the the devil, is a master thief as well. Trained as a kid to survive on the streets. He is seen when he wants to be seen. He is damn near invisible! But honestly, i can relate to him and i think thats why i like him the most. A rough upbringing, the trouble maker, the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and the charmer....the ladys man...yet still having the best intentions! Boom GAMBIT!!

#28 Posted by CheeseSticks (2474 posts) - - Show Bio

Magneto

Cyclops

Archangel

Colossus

Emma Frost

Warpath

Domino

#29 Posted by JROCK72 (412 posts) - - Show Bio

Havok, Lifeguard, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Cable, Cyclops, Shadowcat, and X-Students (minus Omega Gang and No Girl)

#30 Posted by jumpman72001 (37 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyclops

#31 Posted by Squalleon (4610 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyclops.


#32 Posted by Rickbarry (1782 posts) - - Show Bio

I ended up with Colossus, but Scott was a close second. I'm such a blue team homer.

#33 Posted by DecoyElite (4019 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightcrawler, great powers and personality added with a fantastic design.

#34 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

Cable

#35 Posted by Thorverine (394 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine, bub

#36 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

wolverine,rogue, psylocke, emma frost and bishop.

#37 Edited by War Killer (20206 posts) - - Show Bio
Professor X

#38 Edited by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio
Iceman!

#39 Posted by Vascillator (54 posts) - - Show Bio

Clearly Iceman here as well, insane powers but too nice and humble to use em to full extend.

#40 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Clearly Iceman here as well, insane powers but too nice and humble to use em to full extend.

You have read Astonishing X-Men right? Bobby went batsh!t crazy.

#41 Posted by Vascillator (54 posts) - - Show Bio

@knighthood: Yeah loved it, was about time he let loose ;)

#42 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4566 posts) - - Show Bio

@knighthood: Yeah loved it, was about time he let loose ;)

haha, yeah, to show why he shouldn't!

I did really enjoy the most recent arc of Astonishing X-Men (issues 62-65), but I am getting a little tired of the idea that making a character have more depth requires giving them more power or having them become evil. It was a great Iceman story though.

#43 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4566 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess my all time favorite X-men character(s) would probably be a pretty square tie between these six (Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine, Kitty, Rogue, and Colossus) ..and maybe the Beast.

These characters are just all really fun, they all have really distinct and interesting powers, personalities and voices. And I can't think of many (if any) of my favorite X-men stories that don't feature at least some of these characters in good roles.

#44 Posted by greenteaforme (1826 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorites are Jean Grey, Psylocke and Rogue with her Ms. Marvel powers.

#45 Posted by phisigmatau (515 posts) - - Show Bio

disputed mutant champ, hero, leader, pioneer, savior

#46 Posted by TDK_1997 (14896 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine,my MAN!!

#47 Posted by waezi2 (7577 posts) - - Show Bio

Nocturne

#48 Posted by Ryagan (855 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorites are Iceman, Beast, and Rogue. And I guess Cyclops is another favorite. I mean, it's not like I dressed up as him for my high school Halloween dance or anything...

Oh, wait. I totally did...

#49 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio
#50 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Beast,Iceman,Cyclops,Wolvie,and Kitty

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