Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In the Shi'ar Imperial Guard's first appearance, which Imperial Guardsman is the first to fall?||Obscure X-Facts
Mentor. I'm not sure if Mentor was ever seen again... the only distinguishing characteristic of the character was that he looked suspiciously like Brainiac.
|What's the name of the boat the Blackbird nearly capsizes when the X-Men are on the way to Muir Isle because of Proteus?||Obscure X-Facts
Audrey II. This is a hidden reference to the movie 'Little Shop of Horrors'.
|When Phoenix fights Firelord before opening the stargate to send the X-Men to save the Universe from the M'Kraan Crystal, which X-Men creative team makes a cameo appearance?||Obscure X-Facts
Dave Cockrum and Chris Claremont. Firelord's been hurled by Phoenix towards Washington Square Park, where Chris Claremont's saying '... anyway, Dave, he hits the ground with this incredible... sound effect.' This is interesting in that they're writing themselves writing the book. This is also interesting if you notice a LITTLE too much while you're reading.
|Who first discovers Nightcrawler's nearly invisible in shadows?||Obscure X-Facts
The Little People. At Cassidy Keep, when the X-Men fight Black Tom and Juggernaut. Black Tom knocks Nightcrawler out, and the Little People see him half in and half out of shadows. They find out before Nightcrawler does.
|Who did Cyclops date between Phoenix 'dying' and Phoenix dying?||Obscure X-Facts
Colleen Wing. Remember, it's 'Phoenix', not 'Jean' that died. This question is in reference to the time right after The X-Men thought Beast and Phoenix died in Magneto's volcano in the Antarctic.
|Who did Lilandra tell to assume command of the Shi'ar Imperial Fleet when Admiral Samedar's treachery was exposed during the X-Men's first brush with the Brood?||Obscure X-Facts
Captain K'rk. Yes, she turned over her fleet to Captain K'rk (who also 'foolishly opposed' Samedar in his plotting against Lilandra).
|What kind of wings did Pirate Kitty get in 'Kitty's Fairy Tale'?||Obscure X-Facts
butterfly. She hated 'em, too.
|When the 'new' X-Men first faced the Sentinels (Stephen Lang's versions), which original creators of the series made a cameo appearance?||Obscure X-Facts
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Really! Scoot and Jean are kissing right before the Sentinels attack, and Kirby and Stan are complaining that they never did anything like that when THEY had the book.
|When Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants attacked the US Senate in 'Days of Future Past', which Doonesbury characters were outside when Storm blasted all the combatants out of the building?||Obscure X-Facts
Rick and Joanie. It's true! In the strip, Rick and Joanie were working in Washington at the time. Rick worked for the Washington Post, and was scrambling to get the story.
|The Shi'ar Imperial Guard member Warstar is two robots. What 1950's television puppets are they named after?||Obscure X-Facts
Beany and Cecil. Their names were given as 'B'Nee' and 'C'cll' during the fight for Phoenix's life on the moon at the end of the Dark Phoenix saga.
|Charles Xavier formed the New Mutants because he believed the X-Men to be dead. Therefore, when the X-Men showed up at the X-Mansion for the first time in almost a year (real time) in 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 167 (March 1983), the New Mutants were surprised by these superhuman strangers, and engaged them in battle. What was the title of this historic issue?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
'The Goldilocks Syndrome'. The full title was 'The Goldilocks Syndrome, or Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed?'. It was the first time the X-Men and the New Mutants met face-to-face -- and man, was it a doozy of a fight.
Karma. X'ian Coy Manh (Karma) willingly took the life of her evil brother Tranh in her very first appearance, 'Marvel Team-Up' no. 100 (December 1980). While she did so in order to prevent him from killing Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and countless potential others, she remained haunted by her actions for many years.
Mississippi. We've been told several times that Rogue -- whose real name remains unknown (despite what the movie says!) -- grew up in Caldecott County, Mississippi.
|During an extended adventure in Asgard, Danielle 'Mirage' Moonstar became a member of the Valkyrior, and gained the ability to see the presence of death as it approached mortals. She also obtained a winged steed, which she brought back to Earth with her and kept as a companion. What was this steed's name?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
Brightwind. He was white, and fiercely loyal to Dani.
|In 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 170 (June 1983), Storm defeats Callisto and becomes the leader of the Morlocks, a band of mutants and other misfits who live beneath Manhattan. She and the other X-Men originally entered this conflict because the Morlocks had kidnapped a friend and former colleague. Who was it?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
Angel. Morlocks Sunder and Masque abducted Warren Worthington III, the original X-Man known as the Angel, because Callisto deemed him 'the most beautiful man (she) had ever seen,' and planned to marry him, be he willing or no.
Nightcrawler. Kurt 'Nightcrawler' Wagner has long been depicted as a very spiritual man, specifically a Catholic. In 'X-Men' no. 100 (May 2000), Kurt is even shown in priestly robes, having continued his training as a man of the cloth.
|In 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 160 (August 1982), Illyana Rasputin, younger sister of the X-Man Colossus, was briefly lost in a time warp while the X-Men were escaping from Limbo, an alternate dimension ruled by the demon Belasco. When Illyana was yanked free of this warp by Kitty Pryde, she was visibly older than she had been when first lost. Only seconds had passed for the X-Men, but how many years had passed for Illyana?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
seven . Illyana was six when she and the X-Men were first abducted, and thirteen when she was finally (from her perspective) brought home. When Kitty lost her hold on her during the X-Men's escape, Illyana fell deep into Limbo, and spent seven years there, learning -- largely against her will -- the black arts. She later took the name Magik and became a valued member of the New Mutants.
|In the mid-80's, Storm found herself stripped of her mutant powers for almost three years (our time) after having been shot with a U.S. government-funded 'neutralizer' weapon designed to suppress mutant RNA. She was not the intended target of the 'neutralizer,' however. Who was?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
Rogue. Rogue, who was a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants well before joining the X-Men, was considered an extreme security risk by certain members of the U.S. government. Henry Peter Gyrich authorized the use of the 'neutralizer' against Rogue, but Storm was struck by the bolt instead, in 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 185 (September 1984).
bear . As it turned out, the 'demon bear' actually absorbed the life essences of the Moonstars, and once Danielle and her comrades defeated the bear in 'New Mutants' no. 20 (October 1984), her parents were returned to her, safe and sound.
|In 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 150 (October 1981), longtime arch-rival Magneto shows his 'softer' side for the very first time, a landmark moment that would eventually lead him to renounce his villainous role and even replace Charles Xavier as mentor of the X-Men and the New Mutants. What happened in this issue to make Magneto change his ways?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
He nearly killed Kitty Pryde. Kitty Pryde, the newest X-Man, had managed to injure Magneto with a surprise attack, and his immediate defensive reaction was to send a massive jolt of electricity through her body. As Kitty lay near death in Magneto's arms, he realized that his crusade had led him to a point where he was betraying his own principles by nearly killing a young mutant, the very personification of the people he sought to protect and advance. He wept openly, vowed to change his ways, and left in peace.
Sunspot. Roberto 'Sunspot' DaCosta's father, Emmanuel, was briefly a member of the nefarious Hellfire Club, little knowing that the Inner Circle of said club was largely composed of evil mutants bent on destroying the X-Men and the New Mutants.
|Cyclops (Scott Summers) has been romantically involved with a number of women over the years. Which one of his paramours has also been romantically involved with X-Men arch-enemy Magneto?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
Aletys Forrester. Trawler captain Aletys 'Lee' Forrester wound up having an affair with Magneto during his 'reformed' period (roughly 1985 - 1988), after she and Scott stopped seeing each other.
Warpath. James Proudstar first appeared in 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 193 (May 1985) wearing the costume of his late brother John, who died on a dangerous mission as the X-Man Thunderbird. James later joined the Hellions, and eventually became a member of the New Mutants -- and the original X-Force -- under the name Warpath.
|Lila Cheney, the rock star who secretly possesses the mutant ability to teleport across solar system-sized distances, had a long-term romantic involvement with which member of the New Mutants?||Assorted X-Men and New Mutants Trivia
Cannonball. Sam 'Cannonball' Guthrie and Lila Cheney were introduced in 'New Mutants Annual' no. 1 (August 1984), and kept things hot and heavy for several years.
The Brood. Carol was spending time with the X-Men when they -- and she -- were abducted by the evil Brood. They conducted bizarre and excruciating experiments on her physiology that resulted in the birth of her new superhuman identity, Binary, in 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 164 (December 1982).
Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler accompanied Wolverine on a mission to Canada to patch things up with Alpha Flight in 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 139 (November 1980). When Heather Hudson sees Wolverine, she addresses him as 'Logan,' which surprises Nightcrawler considerably. 'You never told us,' Nightcrawler says. 'You never asked,' Wolverine replies.
Mariko Yashida. Wolverine revealed his name for the first time to the woman who would eventually become his betrothed during a quiet moment in 'Uncanny X-Men' no. 120 (April 1979).
|Who founded the X-Men?||X-Men
Charles Xavier. A high-level telepath, Xavier can read, control and influence human minds.
|Clone Jean Grey (aka Madelyne Pryor) and Scott Summers had a son, what was his name?||X-Men
Cable. Cable's real name is Nathan Christopher Summers.
|Who was one of the original X-Men?||X-Men
Iceman. Iceman was able to freeze moisture in the air around him and turn his body into solid ice. Although he is an Omega-level mutant, Drake has never fully tapped his mutant potential.
|In what comic did Gambit make his first appearance?||X-Men
Uncanny X-Men #266. Gambit has the mutant ability to convert the potential energy of inanimate matter into kinetic energy, giving them explosive power; the larger or more mass the object he is charging has, the longer it will take to charge them.