Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GIANT-SIZE X-POSITION: Duggan Brings Deadpool & Cable Together in "Uncanny Avengers"

Gambit's return in "Uncanny Avengers" #5 will cause major shockwaves for the book and his relationship with team leader Rogue

Cable's not the only headlining ex-X-Man appearing in future issues of "Uncanny Avengers," as Jiraiya noticed. We'll close out part one with a couple Gambitquestions.

I wanted to ask about that powder keg cover you dropped on us for "Uncanny Avengers" #5. A lot was done in the past to split these two [Rogue and Gambit] by [Mike] Carey and later [James] Asmus to the point where they could easily not cross paths again. What inspired you to bring Gambit back into the mix with Rogue? ... Will you be leaving their attraction out of the story or are we going to get more on and off angst again?

What a great cover, right? I'd like to let that one speak for itself. Let's talk afterward.

Gambit has been used a lot as a prop/plot device in other story lines. Is his character likely to get any development here or will this be more of him making a smash and grab appearance to set the tone for the story?

Unfortunately, I'm going to take the fifth, but you will have trust me that I would bring the same A-game to any character. My philosophy is pretty simple: I can't write a story that would make you lose interest in your favorite character, but I know I might not get any second chances with readers. Even the thinnest of characters can always be fleshed out. Not calling Gambit thin at all -- just saying, any of these characters can be cool. I know expectations are high for this issue, but I'd rather readers come in cold. I can promise that "Uncanny Avengers" # 5 is an important event that will reverberate into the future of this book.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Rumors: Anna Paquin As Rogue To Return? How About ‘Captain Marvel?’

Anna Paquin as Rogue did not appear in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in a controversial (overblown) editing decision.

Director Bryan Singer objected to the film getting extended to a runtime of almost three hours, but the decision was met by outrage and issues of sexism. At most, the decision resulted in a continuity question, as mentioned by Screen Rant.

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Since continuity is not Fox's strong suit with the mutant universe, we can never really be too sure on what Rogue's final fate was. Thus, just like Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, she can also return.

That would definitely delight the fans of the Oscar-winning actress. However, she did state some conditions on Twitter.

Rogue's powers involve her having skin contact with another person and absorbing their abilities. Rogue did that with Carol Danvers, aka Ms. Marvel who can fly and has super strength, among others. For some reason, she absorbed her abilities permanently (or at least long term). For quite a stretch in the comic book series, Rogue had super strength and the ability to fly.

However, as Cinema Blend points out, Carol Danvers is Marvel Studios' property as she is part of the Avengers.

"If the X-Men movies were to try and give Rogue these extra abilities, however, they would have to find an alternative 'origin story,' as Ms. Marvel is a character that belongs to Marvel Studios and therefore can't be used by 20th Century Fox."|

Ms. Marvel will be renamed Captain Marvel and she is slated to have her own movie to be released on November 2, 2018. The actress who'll play Captain Marvel has yet to be announced. How about Anna Paquin herself?

Contract terms notwithstanding, it's not outside the realm of possibility. Many actors have made the jump playing comic bookcharacters from different movie studios, most notable of which are Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


You had to know when Deadpool joined the Avengers his best buddy wouldn’t be far behind.

As seen in the final pages of this week’s UNCANNY AVENGERS #2, even while the Unity Squad attempts to liberate Boston from a mysterious new foe, Cable has already seen the results of their efforts in the future—and they’re not good. Will the time-lost warrior join the Avengers in an effort to save tomorrow? We spoke to writer Gerry Duggan about this possibility and more… What does the arrival of Cable mean for Uncanny Avengers?

Gerry Duggan: Well, first and foremost Cable’s arrival means that this squad failed in the Boston mission, and needed to be bailed out. That could be a morale hit for this squad of Avengers, but it also leads Cable to the team—and that's a big win for this group. Cable is bringing a surprise with him: a futuristic artificial intelligence that we don’t know much about. Now the team has some extra science muscles, and some extra big metal muscles. Now readers are up to speed on the team that we’ve been writing and drawing for months. I can’t wait for everyone to get caught up to what we’re planning now. What are your favorite aspects of Cable and what does he bring to the book and team?

Gerry Duggan: He’s such a fun character, and I love his powers. This is metal-arm swinging, pre-cog flashing, TK-slinging, twinkling eye Cable. He’s used to being the Captain of the ship, and this situation is different for him. Steve Rogers has put Rogue in charge in the field, and that could be an interesting situation that Cable finds himself in. Taking orders instead of giving them. What relationships with other cast members and Cable are you most looking forward to exploring?

Gerry Duggan: Cable’s long term plans with the team are complicated. He’s got an agenda that he was pursuing in the future, but that’s on hold. Cable will be seduced by the secret mission of the Uncanny Avengers; for Cable, it’s a mission that’s worth sticking around for. Hmm. Cable also comes with his own built-in nemesis, doesn’t he? Will any of Cable’s extended supporting cast, adversaries, or mythology be coming with him?

Gerry Duggan: Well, he’s got Deadpool on the team, but I think Wade may not love his being there at first. We’ll see. Nate and Synapse end up in a fun exchange in the early going. Cable’s arrival signals a shift. Some readers remarked that the team skewed a bit heavier to the “A” side of the equation. We always knew that there was a late “star entrance” for this mutant. What can you tease for next issue?

Gerry Duggan: My job as a writer is to surprise you. I’m very happy with the surprises in the first arc, and the surprises are going to keep coming. I think this first arc wraps in a pleasantly surprising manner. Then you’re going to begin to see some familiar faces arrive, perhaps in surprising ways. Thanks so much for reading UNCANNY AVENGERS. The next year of UNCANNY AVENGERS will be difficult for readers to predict, but I promise it will be big and fun.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Marvel's February 2016 Solicts


• Deadpool and Quicksilver take a break from the Uncanny Avengers' secret mission to help the NYPD out of a jam.
• And after the tragic events in Boston, the Inhumans have a serious beef with the newest Avenger, Synapse.
• Plus: The odd and tragic fate of the Avengers Mansion is revealed!
32 PGS./Rated T ...$3.99


While specific plot details remain unknown, some new information from Gambit producer Simon Kinberg gives us some hints about the upcoming comic book movie.

Comparing it to 2016's Deadpool, Kinberg explains the film starring Channing Tatum as the Cajun mutant will have its own identity separate from the other X-Men films.

“The X-Men movies are dramatic and almost operatic, whereas Deadpool is irreverent and hysterical and sort of a dirty R-rated comedy in many ways," Kinberg told Collider.

"And Gambit will have its own different flavor and tone to it, will be more of like a heist movie and a sexy thriller in a way.”

Gambit was originally scheduled to debut in theaters on October 7, 2016. However, recent delays including the loss of original director Rupert Wyatt have pushed that back to a more likely Spring 2017 date. Director Doug Liman is in the process of sealing a deal to direct the film.

Gambit is scheduled to begin filming in Spring 2016.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Are These Massive Spoilers For X-Men In 2016? Or Just 4chan/co Fan-Fic?

On Wednesday we talked about the gulf between Uncanny X-Men#600, with Cyclops as the savour of mutantkind and Extraordinary X-Men #1, with him as the enemy of all. 


There were two instances of crowd scenes in Washington around the Monument that were the polar opposite of each other. But what caused such a dramatic change in a mere eight months?

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Posted on 4chan/co earlier todayfrom an anonymous source, is an account of what is meant to have happened. It is anonymous, I can offer no words of assurances as to its veracity. This is not a Bleeding Cool rumour. It may be nothing more than fanfic. But if it’s fanfic, it’s certainly well constructed.

So let’s have a nice big spoiler warning shall we? After this, you take your chances.


There you go. The poster begins writing,

Scott basically went public with the fact that the Terrigen Mist was killing mutants. This led to a massacre of several hundred Inhumans by evil mutants orchestrated by Quentin Quires using the Hellfire Club’s resources.

In the ensuing madness, Teen Jean tried to seize control over Scott’s mind and reprogram his brain to rid him of EVERYTHING Rightclops related. Scott responded by unleashing the Void sliver from his brain into Teen Jean’s which basically mindraped her so badly, she quit being a super-hero and went into hiding.

The thing that Brevoort is claiming will REALLY upset fans, is the big reveal that Quentin is now a mass murderer and that the bulk of the Yost/Aaron/Generation Hope Jr X-Men are now his “Marauders”. Idie is not part of the group, and a major part of the An-AD book will be Idie, Laura, and the rest of the Teen X-Men fighting Quentin’s plans to kill all of the Inhumans.

Similarly, the Magneto X-Men team in Uncanny X-Men is going to be working with Scott in secret.

So Cyclops revealed the truth and was punished for it? Is he the new Edward Snowden, Julian Assage or Lois Lane? It’s an allegory for the responsibilities for the press?

And as for X-Haven, where the mutants are seeking sanctuary, that seems to make some kind of sense too. The planet thing was the plan under Marts/Remender but now if true, under Lowe/Lemire it seems to have been modified…

X-Haven is another dimension not another planet. It’s a section of Limbo that Magik carved off and terraformed into an Earth-like pocket dimension; we will eventually find out that she had help from Umar, sister of Dorormu who Magik absorbed and not killed. Magik returned Doromu to Umar in exchange for their help splitting off a part of Limbo for the mutants.

Kitty is not done with the X-Men. Marvel’s still pushing the notion of doing X-Men/GOTG X-Overs to try and push fans into abandoning X-Men for the Guardians. There are already plans for a fluff X-Over between Extraordinary X-Men and AN–AD X-Men and the Guardians books (Drax, GOTG, and Star Lord) that will do nothing for the X-Men but basically make them glorified extras for whatever bullshit Bendis is writing for Guardians. The X-Over will run sometime in 2016, most likely during the summer.

Ucanny X-Men is a containment book; basically it will be the book for people who don’t want to deal with Extraordinary X-Men and AN-AD X-Men stuff. It will be loosely connected through Cyclops getting help from the team, but Scott won’t be in every issue. The series will be similarly in tone with Yost’s X-Force in that it will deal with the anti-mutant bigotry being on the rise and Magneto’s team basically going after the new batches of hate groups popping up.

Bendis’s rdesign of Dazzler will be done away with by the end of A-Force’s first year. Dazzler being on the team will be addressed as her being there as a favor to Rogue, who wants Alison helping her deal with the PR fight dealing with anti-mutant bigotry. A-Force and Uncanny Avengers are going to also cross over sometime in 2016 too.

Then answering more questions…

[On Pixie] She’s part of Quentin Quire’s kill squad. And killed a lot of innocent Inhuman kids as part of the massacre. One of the plotlines you’ll be seeing in Inhumans will be a LOT of Inhumans wanting Pixies dead for her role in the massacre and Beast holding out hope that he can prove she and the rest of the X-Babies was mentally controlled by Quentin to save her.

Quentin went full-on evil because of Logan’s death. Quentin felt the X-Men let Logan die and didn’t do a thing to save him. Also, his new girlfriend died from the Terrigin Mist and Scott lies to Quentin when he confronts the X-Men about why mutants are dying everywhere.

Also, Scott only goes public because Rogue threatens to do so first. Scott is willing to stay quiet for Beast’s sake (since Beast is negotiating with Black Bolt to get the Inhumans to help find a cure and he will only agree to it if they keep quiet about the whole thing being the Inhumans fault) but Rogue doesn’t care. So Scott martyrs himself for Rogue, pissing off Beast in the process. Medusa has to intervene to keep the deal with Beast going, which causes her split with Black Bolt. After Scott goes public and Quentin carries out his massacre, Black Bolt would rather see mutantkind wiped out, causing Medusa to dump him.

[On Gambit and Pixie] Sage ain’t showing up anytime soon. Gambit will be re-accurring on Ucanny Avengers; he and Rogue will be an on-again/off-again couple but Gambit will decline being tied to the team full-time.

Also, the big resurrection in Uncanny Avengers? It’s Morph. He’ll have his 90s X-Men costume though as Marvel plans on exploiting the 90s era nostalgia with him on the team.

Saying 4chan is reliable or unreliable is a fools errand, there are only different individuals who post differently and anonymously. Some have posted for years, some never before. Sometimes right, sometimes wrong, sometimes pure fiction, depending on the person who posts. You never can tell… but it’s always fun to guess.

Doing what checking I can late on a Saturday, the one mention of Dazzler being redesigned is incorrect. But it’s also worth remembering that these three posts, though somewhat stylistically similar could have been written by three different people…


SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for "Uncanny Avengers" #2.

Following an intense battle with the Shredded Man in "Uncanny Avengers" #2, wherein the Avengers Unity Squad succumbs to fractured strategies, writer Gerry Duggan and artist Ryan Stegmantake us to 2087 where it's revealed that Rogue's team ultimately lose the battle. 

The five page coda to the action-packed issue lay out the status quo: Boston has been destroyed, the M-Pox introduced in "Extraordinary X-Men" has taken its toll, and it's been revealed that the Kree have transformed the Earth "but not claim[ed] it." All this comes to light as a mysterious figure roams through the remains of Boston. After four pages in the wrecked future, we meet the mystery man -- and he's no stranger to apocalyptic timelines. As revealed on the final page of the issue (again, spoiler alert), Cable has returned. 

Or rather, returned again. This actually marks the mutant's second big return in as many months; Cable's currently the co-lead of the digital-first series "Deadpool & Cable: Split Second." His inclusion at the end of this week's "Uncanny Avengers," as well as his placement in the year 2087, are worth noting because of a few hints dropped by "Split Second" writer Fabian Nicieza during his X-POSITION interviews.

"I cannot drop any hints whatsoever, because I haven't been told very much (or asked too much for that matter)," said Nicieza back in September. "I know where he will appear but not how or why. I was asked to bridge the status quo between 'X-Force' and his next appearances and stabilize aspects of his power, so that's what I'm doing." Based on that comment, it's possible that the current "Split Second" series will end up serving as a prequel of sorts to Cable's appearance in today's "Uncanny Avengers."

It's also worth noting that the cover for "Uncanny Avengers" #3 (seen above to the right) puts Cable in the spotlight -- and he has a noticeable Avengers "A" on his suit instead of the usual X-Men "X." Whether or not this change in his look will be reflected inside of the issue, or if it hints at the time-traveler's allegiances upon returning to the present day, remains to be seen. 

"Uncanny Avengers" #2 is in stores now. The first two chapters of "Deadpool & Cable" are available digitally.


While there's been a slight delay with our Jeff Lemire X-PO (don't worry -- it's on the way, X-Fans!), we're forging ahead with our next Q & A session -- this time with Gerry Duggan. And come on, after today's "Uncanny Avengers" #2 reveal, you know there's a lot to talk about! And not only is Gerry helping to plot the course of mutantkind in "Uncanny Avengers," he's also elevated a certain mercwith a mouth to the big leagues in the all-new "Deadpool" ongoing series.

Next week, "Deadpool" and "Uncanny Avengers" writer Gerry Duggan returns to X-POSITION and will answer your questions. Have a "Deadpool" or "Uncanny Avengers" question for Gerry? Send it in via an e-mail with the subject line "X-Position" or leave a comment in the CBR Community thread. But get 'em in quickly because the deadline's Friday! Make it happen!

Uncanny Avengers (2015) # 2

I waited a whole month for this....  Sigh.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How Deadpool Spent Hallowe'en

Uncanny Avengers (2015) # 2 - Preview


Marvel Comics has provided with an exclusive preview of Uncanny Avengers #2, from writer Gerry Duggan and artist Ryan Stegman.

In Uncanny Avengers #2, Steve Rogers’ Unity Squad – including Deadpool – continues to try to deal with a new crisis, without killing each other first.

Check out the preview in the gallery below.

Uncanny Avengers #2 goes on sale Nov. 11.

So What On Earth (Or X-Haven) Did Cyclops Do Anyway? (Uncanny X-Men #600 And Extraordinary X-Men #1 SPOILERS)

Bear in mind that much of Uncanny X-Men #600 was written whenRick Remender was still going to take over the Xbooks with Extraordinary X-Men. Much changed in the interim.

But even so… damn. In Uncanny X-Men #600, along with the Trial of Hank McCoy (such that it is), and the self-outing of Iceman, we have a rather sudden fruition of what Cyclops plan was.

A Million Mutant March. And that’s how the comic concludes, Bendis run ending in a positive moment of togetherness and happiness. So what the hell happened in the Eight Months Later between Uncanny X-Men #600 and Extraordinary X-Men #1 to turn this…


Into this…?

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Well the M-Pox is a thing, of course, the Terrigen Mists killing and sterilising mutants.

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But still what did Cyclops do, after that moment of perfect brotherhood of man and mutant?

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And where exactly is X-Haven?

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Why do you need special technology to contact it?

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Could it, as Bleeding Cool earlier suggested, be…


Whatever it did, it gave the unchanging Colossus…


…a few changes too.

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Maybe we can get Rogue in Deadpool #1 to comment…


Nope, sorry. Guess we’re going to just have to read it to find out.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Marvel released the first issue of Extraordinary X-Men today, which offered a closer look at the precarious state of the mutant race in the post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe.


Warning: this article contains spoilers for Extraordinary X-Men #1!

Things are looking worse than ever for the mutant race in the aftermath of Secret Wars. Building on recent revelations in books like Uncanny Avengers, Extraordinary X-Men #1 revealed that the mutant race is under threat of imminent extinction thanks to the Terrigen Mist cloud that's been circling the globe since the events of Infinity. This cloud is killing mutants who are exposed to it and has even led to the emergence of a new disease called "M-Pox." Naturally, with this disease running rampant, humans are more afraid of mutants than ever.

As a response to this threat, Storm has tasked the X-Men with rounding up any and all mutants they can find and bringing them to a remote hideaway called "X-Haven."

Art by Humberto Ramos

Art by Humberto Ramos

The worst news, however, came when Storm attempted to recruit the time-displaced Jean Grey back into the fold. After reading Storm's mind, Jean learned that the Terrigen cloud isn't just killing mutants, it's rendered their entire race sterile. Unless a cure can be found, no more mutants will be born in the Marvel Universe.

This isn't the first time mutantkind has faced imminent extinction. The 2005 storyline House of M culminated with Scarlet Witch uttering her infamous spell "No more mutants," and reducing the mutant population to a scant 198. That status quo lasted until 2012's Avengers vs. X-Men crossover restored the mutant race. Apparently that was just a reprieve.


Interestingly, this development comes even as some Marvel readers are voicing concerns about the Inhumans franchise supplanting the X-Men as one of the main pillars of the Marvel Universe. Whether there's any merit to those fears, it seems the mutant/Inhuman rivalry will be a major focus in this series going forward.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Uncanny Avengers #2 Variant Cover By Oscar Jimenez

Marvel Comics has provided with an exclusive first look at Oscar Jimenez’s variant cover to Uncanny Avengers #2.

Uncanny Avengers #2 is the second issue of the newly relaunched adventures of the Avengers Unity Squad, now featuring Deadpool.

Check out the full cover and solicitation text below. Uncanny Avengers #2 goes on sale Nov. 11.

(W) Gerry Duggan (A) Ryan Stegman (CA) Oscar Jimenez

• The devastation in Boston worsens, and the Uncanny Avengers fight a world gone mad.
• An unexpected figure makes a surprise entrance.
• So, hang on -- Deadpool is STILL an Avenger?
Rated T

Item Code: SEP150787
In Shops: 11/11/2015
SRP: $3.99

Friday, October 30, 2015

This Jem/X-Men mashup cosplay is gloriously outrageous, sugah


Sure, the live-action Jem and the Holograms crashed and burned at the box office, but fans will always have the cartoon and, now, this pretty spectacular cosplay that mashes together the 1980s original and some classic X-Men.

Based on art by Rage Gear Studios“Jaz and the Hardlight Projections” is the work of the Skirts and Swords cosplay teamand Greg De Stefano Photography, who deliver the most spectacularly ’80s display you’re likely to see this week.

The photos feature Meredith Placko as Jaz (Jem/Dazzler), Alicia Marie as Orana (Storm/Shana), ChubbyBunny Michelle as Beja (Psylocke/Aja), Yume Ninja as Kimarie (Rogue/Kimber) and Emma Fyffe (Jubilee/Raya). There’s even a behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot, which you can see below.

(via Fashionably Geek)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Who Will Come Back To Life In Uncanny Avengers #3? – From MCM London Comic Con


At the Diamond Retailer Day at MCM London Expo this weekend, Marvel’s Senior VP David Gabriel announced that Uncanny Avengers #2 will see an apparently dead character come back to life, jokingly “possibly for the first time in comic-book history” –  and will appear on the cover of #3.

This is currently the solicitation details for #2-  and the current cover. for #3 … more to look out for?

(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
• The devastation in Boston worsens, and the Uncanny Avengers fight a world gone mad.•  An unexpected figure makes a surprise entrance.•  So, hang on — Deadpool is STILL an Avenger?Rated T

Whatever the cover is, it will appear at the back of issue 2, part of Marvel’s new initiative to get people to buy the next issue by showing them its cover. Well, it worked well in the ’60s, why not give it a go?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wilde Wants To Push Marvel's Heroines Further, Faster As Captain Marvel

From CBR:

A few days ago, director Reed Morano and actor Olivia Wilde weighed in on a tweet urging the pair to tackle "Captain Marvel,"which will be the first Marvel film to feature a female protagonist. Wilde's enthusiasm for the idea can be summed up in this one tweet:

But it turns out Wilde's thoughts about Marvel's female heroes don't end there. While talking with Cinema Blend, the "Meadowland" director and actor opened up about Marvel's lineup of film heroines to date -- characters that so far have existed in supporting and ensemble roles. 
"I’m a big fan of superhero films, and I have so much respect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe," said Wilde. "The thing with female superheroes is that, in order to be powerful, they are flawless. The idea of kick-ass power lacks a certain nuance, at times. There is something to be said for a female director working to create a female superhero that perhaps [has] a little more complexity."
Wilde elaborated on her comments, stating that while she thinks Marvel's women are complex, she wants one that's up there with Iron Man. "Marvel has been so smart about casting unexpected people for these roles," continued Wilde. "Look at what Robert Downey brought to Iron Man. A real, dry sense of humor and a complexity to his hero balance. I think that the way these Marvel heroes are written, the female superheroes included, do have complexity and flaws. But I think when they are translated into film, the women can become these ultimate goddesses of perfection and I would love to create a female Marvel character who is just as unexpected and complex as some of the male characters as Iron Man. I think that would be really cool!"

Director Reed Morano also shared her thoughts about heroes -- and Captain Marvel in particular. "The most interesting characters are the ones who have issues and are flawed individuals. It would be nice to give a real history, to give a real, tangible background to this character."

With a screenplay from Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, "Captain Marvel" opens in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Top Marvel Characters #30-21

29. Rogue – 582 points (14 first place votes)
Created by Chris Claremont (and Dave Cockrum, I believe), Rogue’s powers developed when she was a young teen and she kissed a boy and her power to absorb people’s powers and memories manifested horribly. Scarred by this, Rogue was taken in by her foster mother, the mutant terrorist, Mystique.
She ultimately made Rogue a member of her group, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and set Rogue after Ms. Marvel, where Rogue absorbed Ms. Marvel’s memories AND powers, making Rogue very powerful, but now fighting for control of her own mind.
She was forced to turn to the X-Men for help, and Professor X agreed to help her.
She joined the X-Men and soon proved herself…
She has been a stalwart member of the X-Men ever since, even leading a team at one point! She currently serves with the Uncanny Avengers, the joint X-Men/Avengers team. 
28 Emma Frost 583 points (5 first place votes)
Created by John Byrne and Chris Claremont, Emma Frost was a member of the Hellfire Club, an ancient organization who had nefarious plans for the X-Men.
Frost was a telepath, and clashed with the X-Men a number of times. Frost had started up her OWN school for mutants, and she sought to bring Kitty Pryde to her school. She failed.
Later on, when Xavier added a new group of young mutants to his school, the group clashed often with Frost’s group of young mutants, known as the Hellions.
Sadly, in a vicious attack, most of Frost’s Hellions were murdered by a sneak attack by the evil Trevor Fitzroy. Frost was put into a coma in the same attack. 
When she recovered, she was naturally distraught over the deaths of her charges, and basically turned over a new lead, agreeing to be the co-head of a new Xavier school, which would be based at the site of her old school. 
This group of students (known affectionately as Generation X) were taught by Emma and Sean Cassidy (Banshee). Eventually, though, the students tired of Emma and Cassidy (who were both going through significant trauma in their lives), and all left the school.
Emma ended up traveling to the mutant nation of Genosha, which was at one time greatly suffering from the Legacy virus, but once it was cured, became a thriving mutant community. Frost began teaching there, until the evil Cassandra Nova led a Sentinel attack upon the nation of 16 million, killing almost every single mutant on the island.
It was at this time that Frost developed a secondary mutation – the ability to form her body into a sort of diamond form.
With her second group of students murdered, Frost decided to join the X-Men to help her revenge herself upon Nova. She grew comfortable there, as finally she was somewhere where all the students didn’t die on her.
After carrying out an affair with the X-Man, Cyclops, Emma was shocked to find she was actually in LOVE with Cyclops, and after the death of Cyclops’ wife, Jean Grey, the two began a relationship, and also took over as co-heads of Xavier’s school, which was now much smaller due to the events of Decimation, where Scarlet Witch wiped out almost all mutants on Earth.
This led to her taking on some drastic measures, such as getting Namor to align with the X-Men in a classic annual by Matt Fraction where she arranges a deal with Namor to deliver his loyalty to her by gaining revenge on Shaw (flashbacks show Namor and Shaw’s fights in the past)- to achieve this, she takes some rather…extreme measures.
Extreme but awesomely delivered by Fraction.
She was one of the X-Men possessed by the Phoenix Force during Avengers vs. X-Men. It sort of threw a wrench into her relationship with Cyclops, but she continues to work with him. 
25. Gambit – 618 points (22 first place votes)
Gambit showed up in the pages of Uncanny X-Men as an aide to Storm, who, at the time, was de-aged. Created by Chris Claremont, Gambit was an incorrigible rogue who Claremont originally planned to have turn out to be a villain, but the character grew so popular, the plans were dropped, and Gambit became one of the most popular members of the X-Men.
In one of his early battles as a member of the X-Men, Claremont and Jim Lee gave him an awesome scene, like, every other page in their fight against the Skrulls!
After staying on the X-Men for many years, Gambit developed a relationship with his fellow X-Man, Rogue. The two have been on and off for about the last decade or so.