Mutant X (comics)


Mutant X (comics)
The Six (Mutant X)
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The Six, clockwise from back: Fallen, Brute, Marvel Woman, Havok, Bloodstorm, and Ice-Man
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Number of issues 1-32 and Annuals 1999-2001
Main character(s) Havok
Marvel Woman/Goblyn Queen
Ice-Man
Bloodstorm
Brute
Fallen
Gambit
Captain America
Creative team
Creator(s) Howard Mackie
Tom Raney
Andrew Pepoy

Mutant X was a comic book published by Marvel Comics featuring Havok, a mutant and former member of the X-Men, who was transported into a parallel dimension. It was written by Howard Mackie.

The "Mutant X" universe (Earth-1298) is a reimagination of the Earth-616 universe. In this continuum, Scott Summers was captured along with his parents by the Shi'ar and only Alex escaped, allowing him to be the eventual leader of the X-Men. The Mutant X universe reimagines Mister Fantastic, Nick Fury, and Professor X as villains and Doctor Doom and Apocalypse as heroes.

Contents

History

After a member of Havok's X-Factor team, Greystone, develops temporal insanity, he attempts to build a time machine to return to his timeline and be reunited with his mother who, in all probability, does not exist anymore. Havok attempts to stop him, but the machine explodes, supposedly killing both men.[1] However, death was only the beginning for Alex Summers. At the instant of his death, another Havok from an alternate reality also dies after being shot in the chest by a Sentinel. Somehow, Havok's spirit finds its way into his counterpart's body and he wakes up in the Mutant X Universe. Here, he is the leader of a mutant team of heroes dubbed The Six, who are altered versions of his friends from Earth-616.

At first he finds this universe strange, thinking it to be nothing more than the mental manipulations of some megalomaniac, but in time he comes to cherish the relationships he had. The team endures many hardships together, including betrayal by the demon-possessed Madelyne and Fallen, but they compensate with the arrival of new members Gambit and Captain America.

At the end of the series, the reincarnated Goblyn Force, Dracula and the Beyonder all converge their efforts to destroy Earth. Almost all of the heroes die in the epic battle until Havok, discovering that he was the home for the Nexus of Realities, finds a way to stop the Goblyn Force, which at that time had merged with the Beyonder. He transfers the Nexus into Madelyne's body, and in one fell swoop conquers evil, saves his wife and sets himself adrift once more in the nothingness of darkness.

The series lasted for 32 issues and three annuals before it ended and Alex Summers' consciousness was returned to his proper body.

Revisitation

The Mutant X Havok did not die during the fight with the Sentinels. He was instead thrown into unconsciousness while the Earth-616 Havok took over his body. The evil Havok went with the original Havok back to Earth-616 during the final battle with the Goblin Queen. He lay dormant when Charles Xavier freed Alex's consciousness, biding his time, and re-emerged after Xavier Institute Student Nicholas Gleason (Wolf Cub) wounded Havok. Luckily, the Exiles (Mimic, Magik, Heather Hudson, Nocturne, Morph and Sunfire) were sent by the Timebroker to fight off the evil Alex until the Earth-616 version came back. The Timebroker then personally eliminated the evil Alex's consciousness.

Characters

The Six

At the beginning of the series, Alex is the leader of The Six, a superhero group which is roughly equivalent to the Earth-616 original X-Men. The roster includes:

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Bloodstorm Ororo Munroe Mutant X #1 In this reality, Storm was not able to be saved from the bite of Dracula and instead was transformed into a vampire. Aside from her control over the weather, she also is able to transform into a mist, summon, control and transform into vermin and other animals such as wolves, and drain blood through her fangs. In defiance of her darker nature, Bloodstorm employs Forge and Kitty Pryde as food sources so she does not have to kill.
Brute Henry "Hank" McCoy Mutant X #1 In this reality, Hank McCoy's experimentation went too far. Instead of his furry simian form he has transformed into a green furred and scaled amphibious creature. To add insult to injury, his intellect degenerated to the equivalent of a small child's. He also made a faulty deal with demons, which resulted in his legs being replaced with goat hooves.
Fallen Warren Worthington III Mutant X #1 Apocalypse's experimentation resulted in a more organic look for Warren. Instead of the metal wings and blue skin, he was given bat wings, deathly pale skin and the ability to breathe fire.
Ice-Man Bob Drake Mutant X #1 Left without a device to suppress his powers after the tampering of the Asgardian deity Loki, Bob Drake was left trapped in his ice form without the ability to touch another living thing. Because of this, he has become distant, and his stalwart humor has turned to cynicism. He also sees himself as partially responsible for the Brute's mental regression and tries his best to look out for his friend.
Marvel Woman/Goblyn Queen Madelyne Pryor-Summers Mutant X #1 The clone of the deceased Jean Grey, Madelyne found happiness in the arms of Havok, even having a son with him that they named Scotty. According to a S.H.I.E.L.D. file, Madelyne made a deal with the demons of Inferno to unlock her telekinetic potential. She framed Brute for the deaths of Green Goblin and a clone of Spider-Man. She later attacked the city possessing the Beyonder's body.
Captain America Mutant X #15 Cap joined the team because he disagreed with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s search-and-destroy policy on mutants and decided that siding with the Six would be better than siding with Nick Fury. It was revealed that he is a mutant and a successor to the original Captain America, Steve Rogers.
Gambit Remy LeBeau Mutant X #16 Gambit was critically wounded on a mission with Bloodstorm where he begged her to turn him into a vampire, and Bloodstorm reluctantly agreed. Gambit has the ability to charge objects with explosive kinetic energy and can also transform into mist, summon, control and transform into vermin and other animals such as wolves, and drain blood through his fangs. He also adopted a mysterious girl named Raven.

Alpha Flight

They helped the Six get back to the United States after the Pack was detained.

Asgardians

  • Thor: He was thought to have perished during the Sentinel attack on Avengers Mansion. He managed to survive and lead the Asgardians in a failed attack on the Beyonder.
  • Sif: Sif was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Warriors Three: They are among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.

Avengers

The Avengers were a group of superheroes who fought Earth's evils. In this reality, Captain America left the team when they needed him the most causing him to be branded a traitor by them. The Avengers later enforced to protect international policies.

  • Deathlok:
  • Hawkeye: In this reality, Hawkeye is a blind archer.
  • Hulk: Yellowjacket and Stingray mentioned that Bruce Banner was cured of the Hulk. He was later impersonated by Mystique.
  • Iron Giant Man: In this reality, Iron Man also has the powers of Giant-Man.
  • Typhoid Mary:

Defenders

  • Doc Samson: In this reality, Doc Samson was large and had green skin.
  • Doctor Strange: In this reality, Doctor Strange was the guardian of the Nexus of All Realities.
  • Stingray: Stingray was on a mission in Atlantis when the Sentinels attacked Avengers Mansion. He joined up with the Defenders to keep the Goblin Queen from getting into the Nexus of All Realities.
  • Yellowjacket: Like her Earth-616 counterpart, Yellowjacked can shrink. She can also carry a gun. Yellowjacket was formerly of the Avengers before leaving them and becoming a member of the Defenders.

Eternals

The Eternals assisted Doctor Doom and the Inhumans in a failed attack on the Beyonder:

Fantastic Four

  • Mister Fantastic: In this reality, Mister Fantastic wore a suit that enables him to use its multiple arms. He later betrayed the Fantastic Four and aligned himself with the Goblin Queen. He is later killed by Dracula.
  • Human Torch: In this reality, Human Torch wore a suit that enabled him to use pyrotechnic control and flight. He was shown among other heroes who died facing The Beyonder.
  • Invisible Woman: In this reality, Invisible Woman wore a suit that enables her to utilize stealth technology. She had an affair with Alex Summers. She was shown among other heroes who died facing the Beyonder.
  • Thing: In this reality, Thing wore a suit that enables him to utilize super-strength.

Inhumans

The Inhumans assisted Doctor Doom and the Eternals in a failed attack on the Beyonder:

Lethal Legion

In this reality, the Lethal Legion are a group of supernatural heroes who were killed by Goblin Queen (possessing the Beyonder's body):

The Pack

A bunch of mutants who were driven insane by the experiments of Weapon X and now roam the Canadian wilderness as feral humans:

  • Wolverine: The leader of the Pack. Later is free from The Pack and briefly joins with The Six before going to take care of his family just before The Beyonder attacked.
  • Sabretooth: After being freed from the pack was given the task to hunt down Wolverine. After being burnt in an explosion Wolverine decapitates him.
  • Wild Child: After being freed from the pack went on his own to look for Wolverine. He was killed by Sabretooth.

Starjammers

  • Cyclops: In this reality, Cyclops got saved by the Shi'ar and enslaved in their minds. He escaped and formed the Starjammers.
  • Binary: Carol Danvers who seems to be romantically interested in Scott. She serves with Scott in the Starjammers.
  • Lockheed:
  • Nova: In this reality, Nova is an integral member of the Starjammers who was a former Herald of Galactus.
  • Silver Surfer: In this reality, Silver Surfer is an integral member of the Starjammers who was a former Herald of Galactus.

X-Men

  • Magneto: In this reality, Magneto became friends with Professor X and they formed the X-Men. Following Professor X becoming possessed by the Shadow King, Magneto ended up becoming the leader of the X-Men.
  • Colossus: During a fight with the Hellfire Club, Colossus was affected by Harry Leland's gravity attack and ended up sinking into the ground. When Selene dissolved Rogue's gloves, she had to permanently absorb Colossus' powers rendering him comatose.
  • Mystique: In this reality, Mystique is a shapeshifter and also had metallic skin. Her shapeshifting power also seemed to be out of control as she was constantly shifting forms. She was killed by Dracula near the end of the series.
  • Nightcrawler: In this reality, Nightcrawler was a swashbuckler and fought mainly using a cutlass. He was killed by Dracula.
  • Polaris: Former love interest of Iceman. She was fatally injured by Dracula but found her father where she then died in his arms.
  • Quicksilver: In this reality, Quicksilver was a member of his father's X-Men and had never removed his helmet. He was killed by Dracula.
  • Rogue: In this reality, Rogue had permanently absorbed the abilities of Colossus. She was part of the battle against the Beyonder and died battling him.
  • Shadowcat: She was a member of the X-Men until she was turned into a vampire by Bloodstorm. She fled with Sebastian Shaw and Forge. Her fate is unknown.

Other Heroes

  • Abomination: In this reality, Abomination is a good guy. He was among the second wave of heroes and died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Apocalypse: In this reality, Apocalypse is a hero was responsible for turning Warren Worthington III into The Fallen. He was killed while helping Alex and The Six fight Professor X.
  • Baron Mordo: In this reality, Baron Mordo was the Ancient One who trained this reality's Doctor Strange.
  • Beta Ray Bill: He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Black Panther: In this reality, Black Panther has the appearance of a humanoid black panther. He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Daredevil: Matt Murdock served as Brute's lawyer when he was accused of murdering Green Goblin and a clone of Spider-Man (who were killed by the Goblin Queen).
  • Doctor Doom: In this reality, Doctor Doom is a good guy and the appointed leader of the United Nations. He was believed to have died in one of the wave of heroes fighting the Beyonder. He returned in the final issue along with an army of Inhumans and Eternals stating he sent a Doombot before. He was killed along with the others.
  • Drax the Destroyer: He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Elektra: In this reality, Elektra's full name is Elektra Stavros. She serves as a babysitter for Havok and Madelyne's son Scotty. She sacrifices herself against Dracula so Havoc and Scotty can escape.
  • Firestar: In this reality, Firestar helped the mysterious Vendetta assassinate a corrupt President.
  • Gladiator: He arrived on Earth to find where the Goblin Queen went only to forced to leave by Uatu.
  • Horsemen of Apocalypse: A group of mutants that serve Apocalyse. Besides The Fallen, it consisted of:
  • Iron Fist: He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Living Lightning: He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Luke Cage: He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Namor: Namor came to the aid of Doctor Doom's fleet when it was being attacked by the Goblin Queen's fleet. Is hinted he has a hatred of Doctor Doom and surface people in general. His fate is unknown.
  • Namorita: She was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Nova: He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Spider-Man: In this reality, Spider-Man has extra arms. He had a clone who was killed by the Goblin Queen. He was shown among several other heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Strong Guy: He was among the second wave of heroes who died fighting the Beyonder.
  • Wonder Man: He was one of the heroes who fought the Beyonder during the first Secret War and one of the heroes the Beyonder contacted when he first came out of stasis.

Villains

  • Absorbing Man: He was one of the villains who fought the Beyonder during the first Secret War and one of the villains the Beyonder contacted when he first came out of stasis.
  • Annihilus: He once teamed up with Blastaar to invade Earth only to be stopped by Doctor Doom.
  • Blastaar: He once teamed up with Annihilus to invade Earth only to be stopped by Doctor Doom.
  • Bullseye: Bullseye attended Brute's trial where he tried to assassinate him only to be beaten up by Elektra.
  • Doctor Octopus: He was one of the villains who fought the Beyonder during the first Secret War and one of the villains the Beyonder contacted when he came out of stasis.
  • Dracula: In this reality, Dracula was responsible for biting Storm turning her into Bloodstorm. His coffin was held in a special cell in the Vault until it was broken out by the Marauders. He proceeded to go on a killing rampage killing several heroes before being killed by Storm.
  • Graydon Creed: Graydon Creed is the human son of Mystique and Sabretooth and founder of the Friends of Humanity. He became President of the United States after Mister Fantastic went missing, reinstated S.H.I.E.L.D., and promoted Nick Fury to General.
  • Green Goblin: He was murdered by the Goblin Queen alongside a clone of Spider-Man.
  • Juggernaut:
  • Lizard: He was one of the villains who fought the Beyonder during the first Secret War and one of the villains the Beyonder contacted when he came out of stasis.
  • Loki: In this reality, Loki tampered with Iceman's powers causing Iceman to not be able to return to normal form.
  • Professor X: In this reality, Professor X became friends with Magneto and they formed the X-Men. Professor X ended up possessed by Shadow King.
  • Titania: She was one of the villains who fought the Beyonder during the first Secret War ans one of the villains the Beyonder contacted when he came out of stasis.

Marauders

A group of mutants that were hired to steal Dracula's coffin from the Vault:

S.H.I.E.L.D.

In this reality, S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for Saviors of Humanity by Intervention in the Evolution of Life-form Deviants. They originally tried to engineer the Legacy Virus and use it to exterminate all superpowered humans. It was reinstated by Graydon Creed to hunt down mutants.

Other Characters

  • Galactus: In this reality, Galactus was killed by the Goblin Entity prior to his imprisonment by the Fifth Host of the Celestials.
  • Robert Kelly: In this reality, Robert Kelly is the Vice-President of the United States.
  • Uatu the Watcher: He was shown among the few parties worried about the Goblin Entity's rebirth.

References

  1. ^ X-Factor #149 (September 1998).

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