X-Men/Characters/70s Members

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Ororo Iqadi T'Challa (née Munroe)/Storm

See Storm

Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler

A mutant from Germany, Nightcrawler possesses superhuman agility, wallcrawling, a Prehensile Tail, and the ability to teleport. Despite his demonic appearance, he is a devout Catholic and was even an ordained priest for some time. Nightcrawler was raised in a circus, where he was accepted with the other "freaks", and grew to have a playful and happy-go-lucky personality. He's apparently a fan of swashbuckling fiction, as for a time, he took up swordplay and started to wear an almost pirate-like costume. Kurt later discovered that the villainous terrorist Mystique was his mother, who had to abandon him because he couldn't change his shape and blend in with her. This also makes him Rogue's adoptive half-brother. Nightcrawler, while never heavily featured, is generally considered to be the Ensemble Darkhorse and manages to consistently rank in the top 5-10 most popular X-Men. He's also one of the most lucky with women, as his unusual appearance and approachable personality tends to draw women to him really easily. Especially the tail and the fuzzy. Chicks dig the fuzzy. But not anymore... Nightcrawler's unique design was a carryover from an earlier Dave Cockrum pitch to DC for new members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. In that case, Nightcrawler would have been an alien.

  • Adorkable - His original characterization was this just through his wacky antics; later interpretations and adaptations often have him as a huge fan of one fandom or another--see Ultimate X-Men.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Badass Preacher
  • Chick Magnet - Like the summary says, chicks dig the fuzzy. His period of time spent as a priest made him a Chaste Hero, but he remained a chick magnet.
  • Cool Teacher: When he does teach he specializes in theater and music, and is said to have some of the most popular classes at Xavier's school.
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • Dark Is Not Evil
  • Dual-Wielding - Or rather, triple wielding, thanks to his prehensile tail.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome - While impaled with Bastion's mechanical hand, Kurt manages to gather enough strength to teleport himself and Hope, the possible mutant messiah, away from the enemy before dying. That's a badass moment, but the thing that makes it a dying moment of awesome is that he managed to teleport from Las Vegas to the coast of San Francisco, while having a mechanical hand right through his chest.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse
  • Fetish Fuel - The tail. Just... the tail.
  • Flanderization: His religious devotion in later years. It actually took a very long time and very near-death experience for him to be shown as religious at all, stating that it was a private matter between him and God. Later on, his status as a practicing Catholic would become his entire character, to the point where he began training to be a priest.
  • Fun Personified
  • Heterosexual Life Partners (with Wolverine)
  • Internet Backdraft: When he was killed in a story arc that otherwise had nothing to do with him, fans were angry.
    • Despite the nature of his death, most fans are happy that he got to go out as a hero.
  • Irony: A devout Catholic that looks like a demon and is implied to travel through Hell while teleporting.
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Luke, I Am Your Father ("Mystique, you are my mother")
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest in the Marvel Universe.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Nightcrawler's "true love" is his adoptive sister, Amanda "Daytripper" Sefton.
    • Also Rogue, whom Kurt has flirted shamelessly with quite often.
  • Pillars of Moral Character
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Kitty/Shadowcat. To the point when he left to join Excalibur, she went with him.
  • Raised Catholic - Depending on the writer, Nightcrawler is more or less a practicing Catholic.
  • Sad Clown: Sometimes, he's a plain old happy clown.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: The probable reason behind his recent demise.
  • Teleporters and Transporters
  • Trickster Archetype
  • Ugly Cute: Despite his "demonic" appearance, he is adorable. Some artists have tried to make him actually look ugly, but this is impossible.
  • Wall Crawling

James 'Logan' Howlett/Wolverine

See Wolverine

Piotr Nikolaievitch "Peter" Rasputin/Colossus

Piotr is a gigantic man able to transform his body into living, armored metal. He's a shy, sensitive, and honorable character who can be a bit naive. He's reluctant to use his powers to hurt anyone and only resorts to them when there's no other option. He's also a very talented artist. In the regular universe, he's usually involved with Kitty Pryde, although there was a lot of angst about it since she was technically under age 14-15 years old in the Claremont-era issues. In the Ultimate Universe, Colossus is gay and is involved with Northstar, but retains most other character traits. Usually finds himself paired up with Wolverine during fights.

Sean Cassidy/Banshee

A detective and minor Irish nobleman, Sean Cassidy was a former Interpol inspector with flight and sound manipulation abilities. After his wife died in a terrorist bombing, he blamed his cousin, causing him to run off with his daughter and driving a rift between the two. He was mind-controlled by an alien terrorist group but freed by the X-Men. Later, he joins the X-Men when the original five are kidnapped. Being about 10-15 years older than the rest of the recruits, he was only active for a short amount of time but still hung around as a reserve and as a mentor, who applied his experience in espionage and anti-terrorism to the younger members of the group. Currently deceased.

Sunfire/Shiro Yoshida

Sunfire got his powers from his mother being poisoned by the radiation from the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. He vowed to use his radiation powers to fight a one-man war of revenge on the U.S., with the help of his Manipulative Bastard uncle Tomo. After his uncle revealed his true colors by murdering Sunfire's father, he surrendered himself to authorities. He was invited to a new version of the X-Men, but only agreed to be on reserve status, because his temper and radiation powers combined means he doesn't play well with others.

Thunderbird I/John Proudstar

An Apache Indian and Vietnam veteran with the mutant abilities of superspeed, strength, and invulnerability - and super-tracking which was basically a standard requirement for all Native American superheroes until recently. He joined the X-Men solely for excitement and glory, despite resenting "the White Man". He died in vain, and acted against orders - trying to keep a minor supervillain from getting away, causing a plane crash that he did not survive.