Underrated X-Men Characters

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#1 Posted by Dragoness1993 (268 posts) - - Show Bio

Who do you think are the most underrated X-Men characters that need to be in the spotlight more often? 

#2 Posted by Mercy_ (92635 posts) - - Show Bio
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#3 Posted by SC (12729 posts) - - Show Bio
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#4 Posted by Mercy_ (92635 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by Vision2.0 (114 posts) - - Show Bio

defiantly blink, Bring AoA blink back in to 616 !

#6 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellion, Elixir, Iceman, Nate Grey, Mercury, Blindfold.

#7 Posted by jubilee042 (1353 posts) - - Show Bio

dust and maddie pryor

#8 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

Dust, Gentle
#9 Posted by fesak (7033 posts) - - Show Bio
Meggan is as underrated as Storm is overrated. Easily the most underrated x-related character. She is basically Storm + Rogue + Ms. Marvel + Mystique x10
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#10 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio
@fesak said:
Meggan is as underrated as Storm is overrated. Easily the most underrated x-related character. She is basically Storm + Rogue + Ms. Marvel + Mystique x10
Nice to see someone mentioned on this thread who isn't from the x-kiddy books. (I have nothing against the teen x-books, it's just that there are so many underutilized older characters as well.)
#11 Posted by time (4916 posts) - - Show Bio

Iceman  
Storm 
Gambit 
Beast return him from Avengers 
Charles, after schism, make him have more of active role in the team. Maybe lead  X-Men team again 
Jean Grey, when returns, have her play more if role in the teams. She be gone too long.
#12 Posted by tim2081 (519 posts) - - Show Bio

Psylocke 
Iceman 
Gambit 
Sage

#13 Posted by IllyanaRasputin (1092 posts) - - Show Bio

Skids 
Husk  

#14 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14408 posts) - - Show Bio

Iceman , Elxir , Gambit and Gentle. All criminally underused of late.

#15 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
Warpath, Dust, Blink, Gentle and Mercury.
#16 Posted by lorex (949 posts) - - Show Bio

As an original X-Men I would say Iceman is the most underrated over the years. I am sick of writers saying they don't use him much because his power's are too hard to write. I say BS to that.
While she has ridden high in the past Storm is currently underrated. She is a strong with character with incredible powers, control of the weather itself. How cool is that. The problem with Storm is not that she is now married 
to T'Challa, in fact I think the marriage was a good idea. Problem is that it took her out of the regular X-Men activities/apperances, so she was out of the loop, thus not getting as much attention from writers diminishing the 
amount of time writers spend on her.

#17 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@lorex said:
While she has ridden high in the past Storm is currently underrated. She is a strong with character with incredible powers, control of the weather itself. How cool is that. The problem with Storm is not that she is now married  to T'Challa, in fact I think the marriage was a good idea. Problem is that it took her out of the regular X-Men activities/apperances, so she was out of the loop, thus not getting as much attention from writers diminishing the  amount of time writers spend on her.
So wrong. Just because she's not as frequently written doesn't mean she's underrated.  Iceman is both infrequently written and underrated, however.
#18 Posted by zombietag (1492 posts) - - Show Bio

definitely wolverine and deadpool

#19 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightcrawler, Iceman, Beast, Hellion, Warpath, Madrox, Dust.
 
@time
said:

 Storm  
 Jean Grey
How can two characters constantly shown to display god-like abilities be underrated? This is not a "list the characters you like and think are hard done by" thread.
#20 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@zombietag said:
definitely wolverine and deadpool
Ha.
#21 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7268 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine: Your not a Storm fan, in fact, i think you might loather her right now so you wouldn't even begin to understand what he's talking about right now.
#22 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18828 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Edited by time (4916 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine said:



                    Nightcrawler, Iceman, Beast, Hellion, Warpath, Madrox, Dust.


 
@time

said:

 Storm  

 Jean Grey

How can two characters constantly shown to display god-like abilities be underrated? This is not a "list the characters you like and think are hard done by" thread.

                   

               

John maybe you should read the question probley. Who the most underrated X-Men characters that need to be in the spotlight more often. First of all it doesn't means terms  of power, otherwise it will be clearly  stated. These characters who are underated, that need to be in spolight more. Storm is  underated, cause she not used enough, she has less voice in the comics. She has lead three team in past, has a lot experience and is powerful and she has less voice than Emma Frost. I am not the only who agrees that storm should be in the spolight. Jean Grey underated, cause she han't been in X-Men for years.. Just some poor replacements for her in Hope and Rachel Grey.
#24 Posted by cattlebattle (12602 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
Hellion, Elixir, Iceman, Nate Grey, Mercury, Blindfold.
surprised your the only one who mentioned Iceman, They basically teach his under ratedness is school these days.
#25 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@AgeofHurricane said:
@John Valentine: Your not a Storm fan, in fact, i think you might loather her right now so you wouldn't even begin to understand what he's talking about right now.
Correct, I'm not a storm fan. Well done. I'm pleased that you've realised this. I don't hate the character, I dislike her zealot fanboys.
 
"Wouldn't even begin to understand", ha. No. I can understand that unfounded point he's trying to make without agreeing with it.
#26 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@time said:
@John Valentine said:



                    Nightcrawler, Iceman, Beast, Hellion, Warpath, Madrox, Dust.


 
@time

said:

 Storm  

 Jean Grey

How can two characters constantly shown to display god-like abilities be underrated? This is not a "list the characters you like and think are hard done by" thread.

                   

               
John maybe you should read the question probley. Who the most underrated X-Men characters that need to be in the spotlight more often. First of all it doesn't means terms  of power, otherwise it will be clearly  stated. These characters who are underated, that need to be in spolight more. Storm is  underated, cause she not used enough, she has less voice in the comics. She has lead three team in past, has a lot experience and is powerful and she has less voice than Emma Frost. I am not the only who agrees that storm should be in the spolight. Jean Grey underated, cause she han't been in X-Men for years.. Just some poor replacements for her in Hope and Rachel Grey.
 
I'll try and read it "probley" next time, oh, wait, I did.  
Your point about Jean, even along the lines you're now trying to argue, is still completely invalid. 
Storm has one of the most rabid and zealous fanbases of any character ever, hardly underrated in the sense of being under-appreciated. Moreover, within the fiction itself, she's a loved and well-respected veteran X-Man. Within the last year, since the end of Second Coming, she's been used more, especially in X-Men Vol. 3, where she even led her own team. She's constantly used in the field and used to a greater extent than many other X-characters, even characters who have stood by the X-Men more in the last decade than her. 

How does any of this make her underrated? She's lead a team of X-Men for more than twenty years. That's like 2/3 of the time she's been featured in X-titles.  
"She has less voice than Emma Frost ", a pretty false claim, because at the end of the day all decisions currently rest with Scott, as you constantly say, don't they? Storm, along with Emma, is currently on Scott's panel of advisors. Pretty good for someone who pissed off to Africa and abandoned her family before and during Decimation. 
 
You are wrong.
#27 Posted by TheDarkKnightCorps (7 posts) - - Show Bio

Colossus

#28 Posted by jakeeboi17 (4361 posts) - - Show Bio
#29 Edited by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio
@fesak said:

Meggan is as underrated as Storm is overrated. Easily the most underrated x-related character. She is basically Storm + Rogue + Ms. Marvel + Mystique x10

Yes! Yes! and Yes! I mean, who else in the Marvel universe had the combined powers of Galactus and Phoenix (though only briefly)? And how many characters liberated Hell?
#30 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
Havok.
 
The better Summers brother imo.
#31 Posted by JEdThing (173 posts) - - Show Bio

Warpath and Rockslide.

#32 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7268 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine: Your not a Storm fan which means you wouldn't understand what he meant by saying that she's underrated, i mean look at what you went on and said, if you've actually been paying attention to her in the x-books instead of being ignorant you would know what he meant, Storm fans aren't complaining about what's been happening to her since 3 years ago for no reason, its only recently that writers have been shining some light on her.
 
"She's constantly used in the field and used to a greater extent than many other X-characters," not really.
#33 Posted by foldingstar (80 posts) - - Show Bio

Dust definately, that girl needs more pagetime.   
and then The Stepford Cuckoo's.
#34 Posted by Scisson (146 posts) - - Show Bio

Madrox and Nightcrawler

#35 Posted by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio
@SC said:
@The Dark Huntress said:

Husk, Sage, Dust

 
This... and for me
 
Karima Shapandar, Hepizbah, Nocturne, Blink, and Lifeguard.
@IllyanaRasputin said:
Skids Husk  
@fesak said:
Meggan is as underrated as Storm is overrated. Easily the most underrated x-related character. She is basically Storm + Rogue + Ms. Marvel + Mystique x10
@Aiden Cross said:
Dust, Gentle
All of these are agreeable.
I'll throw Dead Girl in their but I always will until I have more of course!
I'm also going to say Dazzler doesn't get nearly the appreciation currently she deserves, and the little background shots of her don't count for spit either. 
She's meant to be a  front and center character, not a cameo appearance or guest star one.
#36 Posted by Daycrawler (553 posts) - - Show Bio

Madison Jeffries,  Polaris, Domino, um.......
 
Princess Powerful!!!

#37 Posted by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar said:
Havok.   The better Summers brother imo.
Wouldn't have guessed you felt that way. :)
#38 Posted by Kallarkz (3303 posts) - - Show Bio

Havok, Gambit, Iceman, Sunspot

#39 Edited by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@AgeofHurricane said:

@John Valentine: Your not a Storm fan which means you wouldn't understand what he meant by saying that she's underrated, i mean look at what you went on and said, if you've actually been paying attention to her in the x-books instead of being ignorant you would know what he meant, Storm fans aren't complaining about what's been happening to her since 3 years ago for no reason, its only recently that writers have been shining some light on her.
 
"She's constantly used in the field and used to a greater extent than many other X-characters," not really.

No, it doesn't mean that I couldn't understand what he's saying, I'm  just disagreeing.  
 
" Who do you think are the most underrated X-Men characters that need to be in the spotlight more often?". This is asking who people believe are the most currently underrated. Not who were a few years back. My point is that Storm shouldn't suddenly go back to her former glory having not been present in X-Books for such a long time. How could she be underrated with very little to rate her by? It's not as though she's done anything massively defining to rate her by since she's been married to T'Challa. By that logic, Kitty had been vastly overrated for the two years she was missing.    

Time is complaining that up to a year ago, she wasn't being used enough. She views being underrated and underused as the same thing.

 She's used more than most mutants, specifically X-Men on Utopia - true. Only maybe Scott, Wolverine, Emma, Colossus, Magneto, Angel, Namor, X-23, X-Club etc have been used more recently. Certainly more than Iceman, Dazzler, Northstar, Warpath, most New Mutants, New X-Men….. 
 
 
EDIT: In Uncanny and X-Men she's had her own team within the last six months. She's constantly used by Scott in his tactics, she's on his board of advisors. 
#40 Posted by madrid_san (1805 posts) - - Show Bio

Iceman. I hope to see some more Northstar, Hellion, Cannonball (in X-men not just New Mutants.)
#41 Posted by Ouija (362 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

Bring back Petra and Sway.... oh wait, wrong thread.... :P
 
But anyways: 
 
Darwin 
Nocturne 
Sage 
Lifeguard 
Polaris 
Cecilia Reyes 
Husk 
No-girl 
 
 
Oh and a note for the writer who killed Ariel off.... @!#"?!! x@@3"!! ##@%""!/. pig!!!

#43 Posted by lectriccolossus (436 posts) - - Show Bio


this guy =)
#44 Posted by riri4life (7189 posts) - - Show Bio

CIPHER

#45 Posted by TheOlympian (111 posts) - - Show Bio
POLARIS (literally the second X-Woman) 
Meggan (mutant extraordinaire) 
Iceman (one of the O5)  
Cecilia Reyes
Madison Jeffries 
Forge (...but he's dead now sadly) 
Mimic 
Lifeguard  
Stacy-X (if her name were "Xstacy" she'd probably be more memorable to some) 
and Cordelia Frost...  (she's Emma's sister for God's sake)

Villains: 
Exodus
Zaladane 
Amelia Voght  
Wildside (judge me)
All of the Acolytes...
#46 Posted by oldgum (325 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheOlympian said:
POLARIS (literally the second X-Woman) 
Meggan (mutant extraordinaire) 
Iceman (one of the O5)  
Cecilia Reyes
Madison Jeffries 
Forge (...but he's dead now sadly) 
Mimic 
Lifeguard  
Stacy-X (if her name were "Xstacy" she'd probably be more memorable to some) 
and Cordelia Frost...  (she's Emma's sister for God's sake)

Villains: 
ExodusZaladane Amelia Voght  Wildside (judge me)All of the Acolytes...
Forge dead? I seen him around in recent comics. Mimic is quiet powerful in Exiles, just not 616 
#47 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Mimic has always been more of a villain than an X-Man.  He is like Magneto in that regard.  For that matter, isn't Cordelia Frost a villain, too?
 
I'd say the most under-rated X-Men are: 
 
Iceman (who never uses more than a fraction of his full power) 
Colossus (I don't think his full power has been on display more than a handful of times, and his secondary powers are almost always forgotten) 
Shadowcat (rarely shown to be as good as established with any skill or power; wonder if this is why they are recycling story lines with her) 
Dazzler (very powerful energy projector, and important character who is marginalized and written out) 
Magik (one day they will allow her to tap into her full potential outside of Limbo) 
Sunspot & Moonstar (both seem to lose some power when they start using other aspects) 
Warlock (frightening if you really think about his upper limits) 
#48 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@SleepyDrug said:
 Colossus (I don't think his full power has been on display more than a handful of times, and his secondary powers are almost always forgotten)  
 
A really well thought out list. What are Peter's secondary powers, exactly?
#49 Posted by SleepyDrug (75 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine said:


                    @SleepyDrug said:
 Colossus (I don't think his full power has been on display more than a handful of times, and his secondary powers are almost always forgotten)  
 A really well thought out list. What are Peter's secondary powers, exactly?

                   

               

Colossus has a few powers we rarely see.  The main one is an immunity/high resistance to magic.  Another point often forgotten is that he generates energy when he shifts form.   Colossus used to use the fact he was composed of metal to advantage against foes with weaknesses to metal, or as a living conductor.  I can't think of the last time any such trick was performed.
 
We also rarely see him take advantage of the fact that he requires little or no oxygen while in his metal form; Colossus can effectively operate in any environment including the vacuum of space.  Most writers fail to use even his strength to the same advantage that Hulk, Thing, or Hercules do; by displaying a variety of super-strength tricks like shockwaves.
#50 Posted by Shadowdoggy (3815 posts) - - Show Bio

Dazzler is my favorite underrated mutant superstar!

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