X-Corporation

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X-Corporation
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New X-Men vol. 2 #128 (August 2002)
In-story information
Type of organization Support agency
Base(s) bases around the world
Leader(s) Professor X (founder)
Agent(s) Domino (Hong Kong)
Sunspot (Los Angeles)
Warpath (Mumbai)
Roster
See:Known Members

The X-Corporation (X-Corp) is a fictional institution from the X-Men comic book series by Marvel Comics. This organization was created to ensure the protection of mutant rights throughout the world due to the increasing number of mutants.

Fictional history[edit]

X-Corp was founded by Prof. Charles Xavier, the founder of the X-Men.[1] Its purpose is to provide support for "civilian" mutant populations on a global scale in a world where the mutant population was outgrowing the reach of the X-Men. X-Corp offices are located in many major cities in every continent, and each office is managed by a former member of the X-Men or one of their satellite teams, such as Sunspot or Domino. The worldwide headquarters of the X-Corporation is the X-Mansion. X-Corp works with local governments, such as when they took in the superstrong twelve-year old orphan Molly Hayes on behalf of the Social Services of Los Angeles.

It should not be confused with the X-Corps, a short-lived paramilitary team led by Banshee, which merged with the X-Corporation after its dissolution, most of its members transferring to the Paris branch.

In the wake of the Decimation of mutantkind, wherein 90-95% of the mutant population was rendered genetically and physically human and thus powerless, several bombings occurred at X-Corporation locales. For the safety of those operating the facilities, and to regroup all empowered members, Cyclops ordered the evacuation of all X-Corp offices and the organization appears to be dead. With the minimal mutant population and the strict government rules imposed on mutants, the organization would serve no purpose.

Known locations[edit]

Branch First Appearance Members
Amsterdam New X-Men Annual 2001 (mentioned) -unknown-
Hong Kong New X-Men Annual 2001 Domino, Risque
London -unknown-
Los Angeles X-Treme X-Men #31 Empath, Magma, Skids, Skitz, Stringfellow, Sunspot
Melbourne New X-Men Annual 2001 (mentioned) -unknown-
Mumbai New X-Men #133 (destroyed in Excalibur v2 #5) Feral, Thornn, Warpath, Sunfire
Nairobi -unknown-
New York New Mutants vol. 2 #13 -unknown-
Paris New X-Men #128 (Car-bombed and destroyed on M-Day) Cannonball, Darkstar, Holly, M, Multiple Man, Rictor, Sabra, Siryn
Singapore Excalibur vol. 2 #5 Thunderbird III, Lifeguard

Known members[edit]

Founder[edit]

Hong Kong Branch[edit]

  • Domino (currently a mercenary for hire)
  • Risque (killed in action off-panel in New X-Men Annual 2001)

Los Angeles Branch[edit]

  • Empath (member of 198 staying on the Institute grounds)
  • Magma (member of 198 staying on the Institute grounds)
  • Skids (undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent)
  • Skitz (possibly depowered)
  • Stringfellow (possibly depowered)
  • Sunspot (former COO of Los Angeles Branch; current Lord Imperial of the Hellfire Club)

Mumbai Branch[edit]

  • Feral (killed in action by Sabretooth)
  • Sunfire (currently working for Mister Sinister)
  • Thornn (currently depowered)
  • Warpath (currently member of X-Men)

Paris Branch[edit]

Singapore Branch[edit]

Alternate uses[edit]

In the Marvel Trading Card Game, X-Corp is the evil scientific corporation that is controlled by the Hobgoblin, from the Spider-Man series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New X-Men #128 (August 2002)

External links[edit]