List of minor X-Men characters

List of minor X-Men characters

Starting with X-Men in 1963 and running through the various related publications, Marvel Comics has introduced a number of minor characters. These characters have ranged from infrequently appearing family members of the primary characters to single appearance mutants.

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Gailyn Bailey

First appearance X-Factor #35 (December 1988)
Created by Louise Simonson and Terry Shoemaker
Species Human Mutant
Abilities Latent telekinesis
Aliases Shatterbox

Gailyn Bailey is a child, mutant, and member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Louise Simonson and Terry Shoemaker, first appeared in X-Factor #35 (December 1988).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Gailyn Bailey is the eldest child of Sara Grey and the niece of Jean Grey.

She and her brother, Joey are abducted and transformed by Nanny into a superhuman duo known as Shatterbox.[1] X-Factor is later able to undo this transformation.[2]

Like her brother, she is a latent mutant and while being hunted by the Sentinels is saved by Roust and X-Man.[3]

She is among the fatalities in the Shi'ar's raid on future Phoenix Force avatars.[4] Before her death, Gailyn and her brother were planning to be adopted by her great-uncle Brian Grey and his wife. Both, along with their natural daughter, perish along with Gailyn and Joey.

Joey Bailey

First appearance X-Factor #35 (December 1988)
Created by Louise Simonson and Terry Shoemaker
Species Human Mutant
Abilities Latent telekinesis
Aliases Shatterbox

Joey Bailey is a child, mutant, and member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Louise Simonson and Terry Shoemaker, first appeared in X-Factor #35 (December 1988).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Joey Bailey is the youngest child of Sara Grey and the nephew of Jean Grey.

He and his sister, Gailyn are abducted and transformed by Nanny into a superhuman duo known as Shatterbox.[1] X-Factor is later able to undo this transformation.[2]

Like his sister, he is a latent mutant and while being hunted by the Sentinels is saved by Roust and X-Man.[3]

He is among the fatalities in the Shi'ar's raid on future Phoenix Force advocates.[4] Before his death, Joey and his sister were planning to be adopted by his great-uncle Brian Grey and his wife, and daughter. Both, along with their natural daughter, perish along with Joey and Gailyn.

Paul Bailey

First appearance X-Men #138 (October 1980)
Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne

Paul Bailey is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, first appeared in X-Men #138 (October 1980).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Paul Bailey is married to Sara Grey, sister of Jean Grey. He is also the father of Joey and Gailyn Bailey.

Although present during the "End Of Greys" story arc, his fate was revealed.

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Phyliss Dennefer

First appearance The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006)[verification needed]
Created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo

Phyliss Dennefer is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo, first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Phyliss Dennefer is the Wife of Roy Dennefer. She is also the sister of Elaine Grey and maternal aunt of Jean Grey and Sara Grey.

During the "End Of Greys" story arc in which the Shi'ar Death Commandos were eradicating members of the Grey family because of their genome, Phyliss and Roy are invited to the Grey family reunion. Just as they reach the front door they are murdered by the commando Warskull so that the other members of his team could create an impenetrable shield that would surround the Grey's home.[4]

Roy Dennefer

First appearance The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006)[verification needed]
Created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo

Roy Dennefer is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo, first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Roy Dennefer is the husband of Phyliss Dennefer, the sister of Elaine Grey and maternal aunt of Jean Grey and Sara Grey. He was portrayed as a Vietnam War veteran having served two tours, and a former instructor at West Point.

During the "End Of Greys" story arc in which the Shi'ar Death Commandos were eradicating members of the Grey family because of their genome, Roy and Phyliss are invited to the Grey family reunion. Just as they reach the front door they are murdered by the commando Warskull so that the other members of his team could create an impenetrable shield that would surround the Grey's home.[4]

Mike Dorie

First appearance X-Man #75 (May 2001)
Created by Steven Grant and Quique Alcatena
Species Mutant
Abilities Telekinesis

Mike Dorie is a Mutant in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Steven Grant and Quique Alcatena, first appeared in X-Man #75 (May 2001).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Mike Dorie is a young telekinetic able to resist the mind control of the alien Harvester. When Nate Grey sacrifices himself to defeat the Harvester, he touches Dorie's mind and appoins him as his successor as the tribal shaman to the mutants of the Earth.[5]

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Sean Garrison

First appearance New Mutants vol. 2, #4 (October 2003)
Created by Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir, and Keron Grant
Species Human Mutant
Abilities Pheromone manipulation

Sean Garrison is a psychologist and mutant in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir, and Keron Grant, first appeared in New Mutants vol. 2, #4 (October 2003).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Sean Garrison is a well known psychologist and mutant proponent. He first encounters Charles Xavier's students indirectly as a speaker at the graduation of Shan Coy Manh.[6] He later becomes the psychologist working with Kevin Ford.[7]

During this time it is revealed that he is the unknowing father of Laurie Collins and that he is himself a mutant. Prior to Laurie's conception he shared his daughters ability to emit emotion-shifting pheromones which he subconsciously used to seduce women. One of these women was Gail Collins and when she became pregnant, his power "broke".[volume & issue needed]

Other versions

A character based on Sean Garrison appeared in the alternate reality story arc "House of M".[citation needed]

Brian Grey

First appearance The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006)
Created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo

Brian Grey is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo, first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Brian Grey is the brother of Doctor John Grey, and paternal uncle to Jean and Sara Grey.

Before the Grey family reunion Brain and his wife Julia were planning to adopt his orphaned great-niece and nephew, Gailyn and Joey Bailey.

During the "End of Greys" story arc, Brian is among the members of the Grey family killed by the Shi'ar Death Commandos for having Jean Grey's genome.[4]

Elaine Grey

First appearance X-Men #5 (May 1964)
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Elaine Grey is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in X-Men #5 (May 1964).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Elaine Grey is the mother of Jean Grey and the wife of John Grey.

During the Inferno storyline, she and her husband are temporarily transformed into demons by the Goblyn Queen.[volume & issue needed]

After the death of her daughter, Sara, she and Doctor Grey take in and care for their grandchildren, Gailyn and Joey Bailey.[volume & issue needed]

During the "End of Greys" story arc, Elaine is the last member of the Grey family to be killed by the Shi'ar Death Commandos. Surviving the initial attack under the protecttion by both Rachel Summers and Psylocke, she watches the death of her entire family. She denounces Rachel as being her granddaughter and wishes that her daughter Jean had never been born before dying from an optic blast from Black Cloak.[4]

In other media

The character of Elaine Grey has been adapted for appearances in two of animated television shows and one of the feature films based on the X-Men franchise.

  • X-Men episodes including "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Dark Phoenix" and "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 4): The Fate of the Phoenix".
  • X-Men: Evolution episodes in non-speaking cameos.
  • X-Men: The Last Stand played by Desiree Zurowski in a prologue of the film.

John Grey

First appearance X-Men #5 (May 1964)
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

John Grey is a history professor and member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in X-Men #5 (May 1964).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, John Grey is the father Jean Grey and husband of Elaine Grey. He was portrayed as a history professor employed at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.[volume & issue needed]

After the death of his daughter, Sara, he and Elaine take in and care for their grandchildren, Gailyn and Joey Bailey.[volume & issue needed]

During the "End of Greys" story arc, Doctor Grey is the first of his extended family to be killed by the Shi'ar Death Commandos.[4]

Other versions

Characters based on John Grey have appeared in various X-Men stories that are set outside of the standard Marvel continuity.

  • X-Men: The End features an alternate future of the X-Men in which Doctor Grey is still alive.
  • In the Ultimate Marvel continuity Professor Grey appears in various issues of Ultimate X-Men and in Ultimate War #2. Within this continuity he and his wife place Jean into a mental institution at a young age as her telepathy manifests. In a later appearance it is stated that he can recognize the feeling of telepathic scanning.[8]

In other media

The character of John Grey has been adapted for appearances in two of animated television shows and one of the feature films based on the X-Men franchise.

Sara Grey

First appearance X-Men #136 (August 1980)
Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne

Sara Grey is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, first appeared in X-Men #136 (August 1980).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Sara Grey is the elder sister of Jean Grey, wife of Paul Bailey, and mother of Gailyn and Joey Bailey.

Throughout her appearances she was portrayed as a firm believer in the mutant cause. This was became a significant plot point during the "Dark Phoenix Saga" when she reminds Jean of the promise she made when her sister went off to the Xavier Institute, that if Jean would use her powers to help save people, Sara would love her no matter what had happened.[9]

Sara goes missing after Jean's resurrection. While the X-Men believe that one of many mutant-hating groups are responsible, she had been absorbed by the Phalanx into its system. She is eventually found by Banshee, but the rescue comes too late to save her.[volume & issue needed]

In other media

The character of Sara Grey has appeared in non-speaking cameos in two of the animated television shows based on the X-Men franchise.

  • X-Men episodes "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Dark Phoenix" and "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 4): The Fate of the Phoenix".
  • X-Men: Evolution episodes including "On Angel's Wings".

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Edna McCoy

First appearance X-Men #15 (December 1965)
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Edna McCoy is a house wife in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in X-Men #15 (December 1965).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Edna McCoy is the wife of Norton McCoy and the mother of Hank McCoy. While not generally involved with their son's life, the Dark Beast endangers their life though is unable to actually kill them.[volume & issue needed]

Other versions

A character based on Edna McCoy appeared in the Ultimate Marvel continuity. Here she and her husband were not able to accept and "embrace" their son's mutation until after the X-Men become national heroes.[volume & issue needed]

Norton McCoy

First appearance X-Men #15 (December 1965)
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Norton McCoy is a farmer and former atomic energy plant worker in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appeared in X-Men #15 (December 1965).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Norton McCoy is the husband of Edna McCoy and the father of Hank McCoy. While not generally involved with their son's life, the Dark Beast endangers their life though is unable to actually kill them.[volume & issue needed]

Other versions

A character based on Norton McCoy appeared in the Ultimate Marvel continuity. Here he and his wife were not able to accept and "embrace" their son's mutation until after the X-Men become national heroes.[volume & issue needed]

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Pastor Liam

First appearance The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006)
Created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo

Pastor Liam is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo, first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Pastor Liam is a brother-in-law to Elaine Grey and Phyliss Dennefer. He was portrayed as a pastor of an unspecified denomination.

Liam is present at the Grey family reunion and killed when the Shi'ar Death Commandos attack during the "End Of Greys" story arc.[4]

S

Gregor Smerdyakov

First appearance District X #1 (July 2004)
Created by David Hine and David Yardin
Species Mutant

Gregor Smerdyakov is a mutant in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by David Hine and David Yardin, first appeared in District X #1 (July 2004).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Gregor Smerdyakov is an immigrant from Russia and a resident of District X. He suppresses his mutant ability with medication. When he forgets his medication, his mutation takes full effect, transforming him into a sentient tree.

Powers and abilities

Gregor Smerdyakov's mutation, if unchecked by medication, changes him into a sentient tree. It was shown that he would normally put down roots when he fell asleep, but with nobody to wake him, the mutation continued. While immobile, he produces a fruit that activates latent mutations and enhances active ones.

Other versions

A character based on Gregor Smerdyakov appeared in the story arc "House of M".

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Bekka Wallis

First appearance The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006)
Created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo

Bekka Wallis is a member of the extended "Grey Family" in the Marvel Comics universe.

The character, created by Chris Claremont and Chris Bachalo, first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #466 (January 2006).

Within the context of the Marvel Universe, Bekka Wallis is blood relative of Jean Grey. She was portrayed as Chicago school teacher.

Bekka is present at the Grey family reunion and killed when the Shi'ar Death Commandos attack during the "End Of Greys" story arc.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Louise Simonson (w), Terry Shoemaker (p). "Go To The Orphan Maker!" X-Factor 35 (December 1988), Marvel Comics
  2. ^ a b Louise Simonson (w), Rob Liefeld (p). "Dust to Dust" X-Factor 40 (May 1989), Marvel Comics
  3. ^ a b Terry Kavanagh (w), Cary NordRoger Cruz (p). "Coming Home" X-Man 30 (September 1997), Marvel Comics
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Chris Claremont (w), Chris Bachalo (p). "...24 Seconds" The Uncanny X-Men 467 (February 2006), Marvel Comics
  5. ^ Steven Grant (w), Quique Alcatena (a). "Till the End of the World" X-Man 75 (May 2001), Marvel Comics
  6. ^ Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir (w), Keron Grant (p). "Freaks & Geeks" New Mutants v2, 4 (October 2003), Marvel Comics
  7. ^ Nunzio Defilippis, Christina Weir (w), Michael Ryan (p). "Battle Lines" New X-Men v2, 6 (December 2004), Marvel Comics
  8. ^ Mark Millar (w), Chris Bachalo (p). Ultimate War 2 (February 2003), Marvel Comics
  9. ^ Chris Claremont, John Byrne (w), John Bryne (p). "Child of Light and Darkness!" X-Men 136 (August 1980), Marvel Comics

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