How Well Do You Actually Know The X-Men?

If you can ace this thing, you probably are a mutant.

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  1. 1. Which actor was originally cast to play Wolverine in the first X-Men movie before the role went to Hugh Jackman?

    Russell Crowe
    Gerard Butler
    Dougray Scott
    Glenn Danzig
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dougray Scott had the part, but was forced to drop out when Mission: Impossible II went over schedule. Hugh Jackman ended up replacing him at the last minute.

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  2. 2. Which character was originally intended to be the "star" of the All-New, All-Different X-Men?

    Nightcrawler
    Colossus
    Wolverine
    Storm
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Co-creator Dave Cockrum designed Colossus with the intention of making him the breakout star of the series. That's why he's a prominent figure on the cover of many early issues of the Claremont run, and why his costume is all primary colors.

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  3. 3. Which character has appeared in all three X-Men animated series?

    Emma Frost
    Nightcrawler
    Cable
    Cannonball
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nightcrawler also appeared in the "Pryde of the X-Men" pilot from the '80s.

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  4. 4. Which character was meant to replace Jean Grey as the female character among the original X-Men in the original pitch for X-Factor in the '80s?

    Psylocke
    Scarlet Witch
    Rachel Grey
    Dazzler
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Marvel editors decided to just resurrect Jean Grey for the series instead.

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  5. 5. Which character has no known real name?

    Rogue
    Marrow
    Bishop
    Forge
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    For some reason no one has ever bothered to give Forge a real name.

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  6. 6. Which is the correct listing of X-Men members from most senior to least senior?

    Cyclops, Storm, Cannonball, Emma Frost
    Iceman, Colossus, Havok, Rogue
    Wolverine, Gambit, Psylocke, Bishop
    Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Jubilee, Magneto
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Though Emma Frost was created before Cannonball, he joined the team in the '90s and she joined in the '00s.

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  7. 7. The "Dark Phoenix Saga" was originally published in what year?

    1979
    1980
    1981
    1982
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The final issue of the storyline, Uncanny X-Men #137, has a cover date of September 1980.

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  8. 8. Which of these X-Men have never died?

    Archangel
    Rogue
    Colossus
    Gambit
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Gambit has avoided the icy grip of death...so far.

  9. 9. Which member of the New Mutants has never served as a member of the X-Men?

    Wolfsbane
    Dani Moonstar
    Magma
    Karma
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rahne Sinclair has been busy as a member of X-Factor and X-Force instead.

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  10. 10. Which character was originally meant to be the main villain of the "Fall of the Mutants" story in Uncanny X-Men?

    Mr. Sinister
    Magneto
    Mad Jim Jaspers
    The Shadow King
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Claremont wanted to use the reality-bending Mad Jim Jaspers as the primary villain of the X-Men for an extended storyline, but legal issues with the character's co-creator Alan Moore forced him to create The Adversary instead.

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  11. 11. Which character never appeared in the original Age of Apocalypse storyline?

    Dani Moonstar
    Cypher
    Psylocke
    Domino
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Psylocke was one of the only major characters to not appear in the story, though the AoA version of her would be introduced in a later miniseries.

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  12. 12. Which character has never been the target of an assassination attempt by Mystique?

    Moira MacTaggert
    Valerie Cooper
    Mr. Sinister
    Bolivar Trask
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mystique only tried to kill Bolivar Trask in the movies, but not in the comics.

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  13. 13. Which X-Man is not related to a supervillain?

    Colossus
    Beast
    Psylocke
    Nightcrawler
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Colossus is the brother of Mikhail Rasputin, Psylocke is the sister of Jamie Braddock, and Nightcrawler is the son of Mystique.

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  14. 14. Which character did Grant Morrison want to use in the main cast of his run on New X-Men but was not available at the time?

    Rogue
    Colossus
    Nightcrawler
    Iceman
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Colossus was killed off just before Morrison started writing the series.

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  15. 15. Which villain made their first appearance in an issue of Uncanny X-Men, and not some other title?

    Mystique
    Sabretooth
    Mr. Sinister
    Apocalypse
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mystique first appeared in Ms. Marvel, Sabretooth first appeared in Iron Fist, and Apocalypse first appeared in X-Factor.

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  16. 16. Which artist has not had multiple runs as the regular artist of a core X-Men title?

    John Romita Jr.
    Carlos Pacheco
    Paul Smith
    Dave Cockrum
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Paul Smith has returned to the X-Men as a guest artist, but has not been a regular artist since his brief but iconic run in the early '80s.

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  17. 17. Who did Chris Claremont want to kill the Morlocks in the "Mutant Massacre" before The Marauders were created to do the job?

    Sentinels
    The Purifiers
    The Fury
    Apocalypse
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Claremont wanted to fuse The Fury, a "cybiote" created by Mad Jim Jaspers, and Nimrod, and have it go on a mutant-killing rampage. Plans to use The Fury fell through when that character and Jaspers were prohibited from use due to legal issues with their co-creator Alan Moore.

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  18. 18. Which character is not the offspring of some version of Cyclops?

    Rachel Grey
    Cable
    Stryfe
    Ruby
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Stryfe is not technically the offspring of Cyclops because he is a clone of Cable, who is in fact Cyclops' son.

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  19. 19. Which name has not been used as an alias by Magneto?

    Magnus
    Erik Lehnsherr
    Max Eisenhardt
    Michael Xavier
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Magneto was born as Max Eisenhardt.

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  20. 20. Which character did not debut during John Byrne's run on Uncanny X-Men?

    Pyro
    Emma Frost
    Moira MacTaggert
    Rachel Grey
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Moira was actually introduced in the Dave Cockrum run prior to Byrne's tenure on the series.

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  21. 21. Which character has never appeared in an X-Men movie?

    Warpath
    Darwin
    Jamie Madrox
    Polaris
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Maybe it's because they'd like to let Magneto have a monopoly on magnetism powers?

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  22. 22. Which character was originally meant to be a kid taking on the form of an adult?

    Proteus
    Mr. Sinister
    Mastermind
    Stryfe
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Chris Claremont intended Mr. Sinister to really be a child from the same orphanage where Cyclops grew up.

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  23. 23. Which member of the Shi'Ar Imperial Guard is not correctly matched with their analog in DC's Legion of Super Heroes?

    Mentor = Brainiac 5
    Smasher = Ultra Boy
    Oracle = Saturn Girl
    Astra = Princess Projectra
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Astra's counterpart in the Legion is actually Phantom Girl.

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  24. 24. The mansion used for the Xavier School in the first X-Men movie was also used in which movie?

    Black Sheep
    Billy Madison
    Happy Gilmore
    Dumb and Dumber
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Both were filmed at the Parkwood Estate in Ontario, Canada.

  25. 25. Which artist never drew an issue of Chris Claremont's original run on Uncanny X-Men?

    Brent Anderson
    Michael Golden
    Mike Zeck
    Rob Liefeld
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mike Zeck did draw members of the X-Men in other Marvel titles in the '80s.

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  26. 26. Which team has Wolverine never been a member of?

    X-Force
    X-Factor
    Alpha Flight
    Avengers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Wolverine is a busy guy, but he's never gotten around to joining any incarnation of X-Factor.

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  27. 27. Which artist has drawn the greatest number of consecutive issues of an X-Men title?

    John Byrne
    Salvador Larocca
    Chris Bachalo
    John Romita Jr.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Byrne drew 32 consecutive issues of Uncanny X-Men – 111 through 143 – between 1978 and 1981.

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  28. 28. Which character was not originally designed by Dave Cockrum?

    Nightcrawler
    Mystique
    Lilandra
    Sabretooth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sabretooth was designed by John Byrne. The character first appeared in an issue of Iron Fist written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Byrne before they teamed up on Uncanny X-Men.

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  29. 29. Which character has never served as the leader of an X-Men team?

    Gambit
    Rogue
    Colossus
    Nightcrawler
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Colossus is just not a leadership kinda guy.

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  30. 30. Which X-Man has never been romantically involved with a non-mutant human?

    Cyclops
    Rogue
    Iceman
    Archangel
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    For whatever reason, Rogue has only had fellow mutants such as Gambit, Magneto, and Colossus as love interests.

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How Well Do You Actually Know The X-Men?