List of X-Men enemy teams
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This is a list of some of the major foes of the Marvel Comics superhero team, the X-Men. This list is not comprehensive; the X-Men have been published nearly continuously since 1963, often in several concurrent titles, and have built up quite a long list of enemies.
- 1 Acolytes
- 2 Alliance of Evil
- 3 Brotherhood of Mutants
- 4 Children of the Vault
- 5 Clan Akkaba
- 6 Dark Riders
- 7 Dark X-Men
- 8 Demons of Limbo
- 9 Externals
- 10 Factor Three
- 11 Freedom Force
- 12 Gene Nation
- 13 Hell's Belles
- 14 The Hellfire Club
- 15 Hellions
- 16 Horsemen of Apocalypse
- 17 Marauders
- 18 Morlocks
- 19 Mutant Liberation Front
- 20 Nasty Boys
- 21 Neo
- 22 Neyaphem
- 23 Omega Gang
- 24 Press Gang
- 25 Reavers
- 26 Rising Sons
- 27 Savage Land Mutates
- 28 Upstarts
- 29 X-Cell
Several groups of terrorists have used this name. The team as it debuted in X-Men #4 (March, 1964), plus Astra who was retconned as an original recruit decades later.
Beings from a bizarre pocket of time who claim to be neither human nor mutant.
Servants of Apocalypse, both mutants and Inhumans.
Demons all possess varying degrees of mystical power and are inclined towards dark or “black” magic.
A group of seemingly ageless mutants, each with their own schemes and agendas.
A powerful organization led by the Mutantmaster with the goal of world-domination.
Former members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, they were recruited as government agents, though they ultimately proved unstable. Not all of the group's members were mutants.
An offshoot of the Morlocks, who blame the X-Men for their plight.
An all-female gang of mutant criminals, last seen working for Cyber.
Due to the long standing and secretive nature of the organization, not all of its members are known. The listed members are all part of the Inner Circle, also known as the Lords Cardinal, and are aware of the darker side of the club. The non-Inner Circle members include many wealthy or politically connected men and women of the Marvel Universe like Tony Stark and Norman Osborn and are generally unaware and/or uninvolved with the Club's illegal activities.
Two pairs of enforcers are available to Club members, called White Knights and Ebony Knights (presumably to prevent confusion with the Black Knight). They are genetically engineered beings who obey the Lords Cardinal without question. They are only seen in Spider-Man Team-Up #1
The Hellfire Club: London
Hellions - A group of young mutants who worked for the White Queen. The team that debuted in New Mutants #16 (1984), including later members.
Emplate's Hellions - This group was referred to as the Hellions only in promotional material, not in the actual comics.
New Hellions- The team which debuted in X-Force #87 (1997).
|Character||Real Name||Joined in||Notes|
|Dark Ages Horsemen of Apocalypse
Apocalypse's elite minions during the Dark Ages.
|War||First seen in Apocalypse vs. Dracula #1||War led Apocalypse's Riders of the Dark against Vlad Tepes' armies|
|(Modern) Four Horsemen of Apocalypse
Debuted as a team in X-Factor #19.
|Pestilence||Plague||X-Factor #10||a Morlock rescued by Apocalypse from the Mutant Massacre. Died in X-Factor #25|
|War||Abraham Kieros||X-Factor #11||a Vietnam War veteran paralysed from the neck down and forced into an iron lung. Last appearance as War in Uncanny X-Men #295. In Wolverine (2nd series) #148, he has reverted to his original state.|
|Famine||Autumn Rolfson||X-Factor #12||a girl with an eating disorder. Last seen in Uncanny X-Men #295.|
|Death/Archangel||Warren Worthington III||X-Factor #17||Broke free of Apocalypse's control in X-Factor #25|
After his rebellion, Archangel was replaced by Caliban, though the rest of the group remained the same.
|Death/Caliban||Caliban; real name unknown||X-Factor #25||Joined to avenge the Mutant Massacre. By Uncanny X-Men Annual #18, he's no longer a Horseman.|
Apocalypse sought to replace his former Horsemen, beginning with War.
|War/The Hulk||Dr. Bruce Banner||Hulk (2nd series) #456||Shortly transformed into War. Broke free in Hulk (2nd series) #457.|
Apocalypse created a completely new lineup of Horsemen in order to capture the Twelve.
|Pestilence/Caliban||Caliban; real name unknown||X-Force #70||Retrieved by Ozymandias. Last seen under Apocalypse's control in X-Men vol2. #97.|
|Death/Wolverine||Logan/James Howlett||Wolverine (2nd series) #145||Joined to prevent Sabretooth from becoming Death. Broke free in Wolverine (2nd series) #146|
|War/Deathbird||Cal'syee Neramani||Uncanny-X-Men #347||Last seen as a Horseman in X-Men vol2. #97.|
|Famine/Ahab||Dr. Rory Campbell||X-Men #96||Last seen as a Horseman in X-Men vol2. #97|
The resurrected Apocalypse created a new team of Horsemen to balance the scales following Decimation. The new Horsemen debuted in X-Men #182.
|War/Gazer||Salvador Clarkson||X-Men vol 2. #182||Killed by Ozymandias in X-Men|
|Pestilence/Polaris||Lorna Dane||X-Men vol 2. #185 (backup story)||First appeared as Pestilence in X-Men vol 2. #182. Broke free in X-Men vol 2. #187.|
|Famine/Sunfire||Shiro Yoshida||X-Men vol 2. #182 (backup story)||First appeared as Famine in X-Men vol 2. #183. Broke free of Apocalypse's control in X-Men vol 2. #185.|
|Death/Gambit||Remy LeBeau||X-Men vol 2. #183||Debuted as Death in X-Men vol 2. #184. Infultrate to protect the X-Men. Broke free of Apocalypse's control in X-Men vol 2. #185.|
A band of mutant refugees and runaways living in tunnels under the streets of New York. They have been both enemies and allies to the X-Men.
- * - (Storm is former leader of the Morlocks after defeating Callisto)
Other Morlocks - In Uncanny X-Men #397-398 a group of Morlocks living in the underground tunnels of London are introduced. This was their first and last appearance and it is unknown whether or not they survived the persecution from the Church of Humanity.
Morlocks (limited series) - In June 2002, Marvel released a four-part limited series entitled Morlocks. In it, a small group of mutants living in Chicago help each other to fulfill their one last wish on the surface while trying to escape the mutant-hunting Sentinels.
Mutant terrorists organized by the time-travelling Stryfe.
The Neo are an offshoot of the mutant genome, that lived in seclusion from the rest of the world. When the High Evolutionary switched off all mutant genes, several Neo died, as they had been relying on their powers right in this instant; some drowned, others fell from great heights. The survivors became the Warclan and tracked down Mr. Sinister, who had allied with the Evolutionary, and attempted to destroy the power negating machinery, along with the X-Men as they had been in the Evolutionary's orbital station.
They were later approached by Magneto who wanted to add them to his army on Genosha, and it seems they were among the many victims of the Sentinels attack during which 16 million people died.
The Neo (at least the member of the Warclan) can share their mutant powers with their leader, and their non-mutant physical abilities are at the peak of human prowess.
In the latest issue of Giant Size X-Men, the Neo were all but wiped by a group of entities called Evolutionaries who decided that mutants were the true evolution of humankind and destroyed the Neo in a bid to safeguard the mutant race (since due to Hope Summers and the Five Lights, the mutant species once again showed signs of evolutionary viability).
According to Azazel, they are all that remain of an ancient clan of mutants with vast powers and demonic looks.
A group of teenage mutants from the Xavier Institute.
A group of mutant enforcers for the regime of Genosha.
Asian mercenaries including mutants, a cyborg, and a Sorcerer
Primitive humans genetically altered by Magneto.
Amoral thrill-seekers who wager on the life and death of others.
Depowered mutant terrorists on the hunt to regain their powers.