Best Authentic & Realistic X-Men Costumes For Adults

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At Superheroes Central we make it our business to bring you great ideas and really cool stuff and these next items are some of the best and most authentic and realistic X-Men costumes for adults we could find. We know there are plenty of X-men fans out there because in the 90’s the ‘X’ titles were Marvels cash cow, everything mutant in the Marvelverse was rebranded to have an X somewhere in the title. Goodbye New Mutants, hello X-Force, aswell as X-Factor, X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Weapon X…. you get the point. Although their popularity has fallen dramatically since those glory days (something we’ll talk about at the bottom of this page) the X-Men are a team full of awesome and iconic characters and people will always love them.

 

 

Best Marvel X-men Costume Ideas

Although we’ve put together some the best Marvel X-men costume ideas it’s a sad fact that due to there diminished popularity(relatively speaking of course) that there just wasn’t as many options out there to choose from. Although we have put together a great list of over a half dozen fabulous, authentic and realistic costumes, there should have been so many more. For a superhero team that has had nearly 50 members during it’s comic book publication, T.V cartoon series, and successful blockbuster movie franchise we had hoped to be spoilt for choice. But on the bright side the costumes included here are some of the most popular and iconic.

Firstly we have the original team X-men team leader and optic blast weilding Cyclops(so named because of his distinctive visor which he wears to control his power). Featuring original comic book styling and muscled appearance this well price costume is sure to be a hit for true X-men fans. Next up we have Storm, a powerful mutant whose powers of weather manipulation inspired her superhero name, her real name is Ororo Monroe and not only is she another one time leader of the X-men but she is one of the first female black superheroes, and this costume is styled after the one she wore in her first comic book appearance in 1975, and is truly beautiful and sexy, and sure to turn heads. Can you have an X-men line up without the iconic Wolverine, an absolute fan favourite and one time Marvel cash cow, so popular he even got his own highly successful movie franchise. This Authentic costume is his original suit, and is one that comic book fans love, wearing this will make you an instant hit. Speaking of Marvel cash cows here’s another fan favourite, Deadpool. He’s always been incredibly popular since his creation in the 90’s, so popular in fact that Marvel turned him from wise cracking mercenary bad guy into wise cracking anti hero, gave him a slot a slot on some of the various X-teams including the X-men and also gave him his own ground breaking movie franchise too. A cool character with an even cooler costume.

The next two character are less well known but iconic to true X-men fans, they are Gambit and rogue, two characters who are often portrayed as more than friends, you see Gambit is slick Cajun womaniser, thief  aswell as a powerful mutant who can charge items he touches with kinetic to explode on impact. Where as Rogue is a beautiful southern belle, who has powers of flight, superhuman strength and durability s well the mutant ability to temporarily drain both superpowers and life force out of the people she touches. You see the problem right? They are both wanting a more physical and intimate relationship, but if they do, it’ll kill Gambit. And he loves the danger and excitement. Both of these realistic and authentic costumes are closely associated with the two characters and are instantly recognizable to the legion of X-men fans out there.

And lastly we have two costumes for the same character, Jean Grey, otherwise known as the Phoenix and unfortunately on some occasions as the Dark Phoenix. Jean Grey was a powerful mutant telepath and telekinetic who came to the attention of an insanely powerful cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force which used her body as a host, amplifying her abilities to incredible levels, making her a true power for good on a cosmic scale. Unfortunately because this is the comics, and bad things happens, Jean has also turned to the dark side and become a terrifying force of destruction and death known as the Dark Phoenix. So which of these incredibly striking and sexy costumes you choose really is up to you, and whether you want to be a good girl or a bad girl, but everyone knows not to mess with the Phoenix.

Marvel X-Men Cyclops Costume

This realistic Marvel X-Men Cyclops costume really looks the part and you’ll be a smash hit at any party. Made from polyester this quality printed jumpsuit comes complete with muscles(for those us who need a little help) and a hood which comes with red visor attached. For the most part the customers who bought this costume had a very positive experience with only a few concerns, first up some people weren’t happy with condition of the item upon shipping, the main complaint being the hood was torn.  Secondly some people had difficulty seeing out of the visor also stating it wasn’t a good fit, but if you are someone who like to tweak their costume better quality visors are available, and with a little sewing can fix any issues you may have. Overall people loved this authentic looking X-Men Cyclops costume.

Marvel X-Men Cyclops Costume
The Good
  • Authentic Classic Design
  • Realistic Muscled Appearance
  • Lots Of Positive Reviews
  • Great Price Point
The Bad
8.5/10
Great

Cyclops was born Scott Summers, he is one 3 sons of Katherine and Christopher Summers. Scott and his younger brother Alex were separated from there mother and father when during a family trip in a light plane which his dad was piloting(Christopher Summers was an air force pilot). The plane was intercepted by aliens from the Shi’ar Empire, with the plane ablaze Christopher put the one parachute on Scott and Alex and pushed them out the door moments before the plane exploded. With their parachute on fire and falling too fast, Scott’s mutant powers manifested for the first time and powerful concussion blasts erupting from his eyes which he used to slow their decent enough. Although they survived the fall, Scott sustained serious head injuries and was hospitalised for a long time and the brothers became separated. Because of the head injuries sustained in the crash Scott was now unable to control the concussive blasts from his eyes, and the only way control his power was to keep his eyes shut. This brought him to the attention of Professor Charles Xavier a mutant himself and the most powerful telepath on the planet, and he convinced Scott to enrol in a school he had created for helping mutants learn about and control their powers the Xavier Institute for Gifted Children, it was here that it was discovered that red ruby quartz nullified the optic blasts and so a special visor was constructed which also gave him his code name Cyclops, and he became the first X-man and it’s first leader.

Scott had many adventures with the X-men and found love with another X-man, Jean Grey AKA the Phoenix, he also found his family again, his brother Alex Summers was a powerful mutant code named Havok due to ability to project waves of super heated and explosive plasma from his body, an ability coincidently like his brother he was unable to control, because he was actually a conduit for absorbing cosmic energy and without the help of a special suit was extremely volatile, by a genetic quirk the two brother powers had no effect on another. Cyclops also has adventures in space including inside the Shi’ar Empire where he found out that his father and mother had been teleported aboard the alien spaceship before the plane exploded, and his father now going by the name Corsair was an escaped slave was now the leader of space pirates who were rebelling against the Shi’ar Empire(small world). And finally some years later although Corsair told Cyclops that his mother was dead, it turns out she had been pregnant and gave birth to a third Brother Gabrielle who had also been a Shi’ar slave before gaining his freedom and returning to Earth where he was recruited by Professor Xavier to become a member of a second team of X-men. This was because Gabrielle had the power to manipulate, store and project energy. The second team was formed to rescue the first team of X-men who had had become imprisoned on a sentient island. And although the first team of X-men were freed, all the members of the second team were lost, presumed dead. A fact that Professor Xavier telepathically wiped from everyone’s memory including Scott’s.  In fact Gabrielle who had adopted the name Vulcan had survived thanks to the help of one his dying teammates, laying dormant for years he was awakened years later and felt betrayed by Xavier and Scott turning him into powerful supervillain, as an Omega level mutant (the most powerful level) Vulcan returned to the Shi’ar Empire becoming it’s emperor until the X-men stopped him.

Scott Summers also fathered a son with Madyline Prior(who was a clone of Jean Grey) the boy was Nathan Summers AKA Cable a time traveling mutant and powerful telepath and telekinetic who was sent thousands of years into the future as a child to save his life because he was infected with a lethal technovirus. In an alternate timeline Scott and Jean had a daughter together Rachel Summers, who has powers of telepathy and telekinesis and is a vessel of the phoenix force as was her mother Jean Grey, Rachel travelled from her reality to Earth 616(the main Marvel continuity) to also become an X-Man.

Marvel X-Men Storm Costume

This amazing Marvel Storm X-Men costume is a beautiful and sexy design, this outfit is styled after her original design from her 1975 debut, the costume itself is a sleek black polyester jumpsuit with attached black with gold trimmings aswell as a headpiece. A truly authentic looking costume it really captures Storm’s original retro look, people really loved the costume a lot, but there was a common complaint among the customer reviews, and that was sizing issues, with a few comments about how the top half of the costume was a good fit, but the leggings were often too small or tight, which is something to consider if you order this costume. Another consideration is that the wig is not included and must be purchased separately, but this is not really a problem as there a lot of Storm hair wigs available. Storm is an iconic and recognizable black female superhero so this costume would be a great choice, if you follow this link we have found other great Storm costume in different style, so think about it and you too could be a goddess. For other sexy Storm costumes click here.

Marvel X-Men Storm Costume
The Good
  • Classic Retro Styling
  • Beautiful And Sexy Design
  • Good Costumer Reviews
  • Great Price Point
The Bad
7.5/10
Good

Storm’s real name is Ororo Monroe and she was the daughter of American photographer David Munroe and a Kenyan Princess N’Dare, born in Harlem the family moved Cairo when she was a child, where here parents were killed. This left Ororo to grow up on the streets where she become a petty thief stealing food in order to survive. During this time Ororo tries to pick picket Charles Xavier a powerful mutant telepath and also the founder and mentor of the superhero team the X-Men. And although Xavier recognizes her mutant abilities he does not the time is right and the two part ways. Soon Ororo feels an urge to travel and begins to travel around Africa, she soon  meets and is adopted by an African priestess,  and when during an extended drought period of drought she manifests her powers of weather manipulation and causes it to rain, she is worshipped as a Goddess of nature. At this point Charles Xavier seeks her out and persuades her to join a new team of X-Men he is building.

As an X-Men she put her mutant ability to psionically control the weather to good use. Storm is an extremely powerful and can do many useful things with abilities, including create fog which can obscure her and her team matesas well as frustrate her enemies, call down powerful bolts of lightning to smite her foes and she can command strong winds to either attack her enemies or to even lift her body giving her the ability to fly. She is also highly intelligent and resourceful which is why she has taken on a leadership role in the X-Men. In her personal life Storm has many relationships, over the years she was romantically involved with two fellow X-Men team mates Forge(a half native American shaman who mutant abilities allows him create and invent incredibly useful and powerful equipment and weapons) and Bishop(A time travelling African-American mutant policeman from the future whose abilities allow him to absorb and rechannel energy blasts), but Ororo would eventually marry(and divorce) T’Challa, the king of Wakanda and the superhero known as the Black Panther. But technically she was a queen for a while as well as a goddess.

Marvel X-Men Wolverine Costume

This authentic Marvel X-men Wolverine costume is modelled on his original and most well known costume, it includes a blue/gold jumpsuit complete with foam muscle inserts, a belt with the X-men insignia , a full head mask aswell as gloves with Wolverines signature claws. This striking costume has been reviewed by lots of customers and has received a lot of positive feedback. People really loved the main part of the costume, but most people weren’t impressed with the mask or the gloves and upgraded them with other products. Fortunately other quality Wolverine masks and Adamantium Wolverine claws are available. But quite simply this realistic Wolverine costume was a real fan favourite, but if you want to look at other choices we have reviewed other Wolverine costumes.

Marvel X-Men Wolverine Costume
The Good
  • Original Iconic Design
  • Detailed And Muscled Appearance
  • Costumers Loved It
  • Great Price Point
The Bad

Born in Canada in the 1890’s, James Howlett was the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Howlett wife of John Howlett(a wealthy estate owner)and Thomas Logan(the groundskeeper) with whom she was having an affair. Some years later John Howlett banished Thomas Logan’s other son Dog Logan after he tried to rape a woman. Thomas returned to the estate and tried to convince Elizabeth to leave with him, and after the confrontation escalated Thomas gunned down John Howlett, after seeing the man he believed was his father murdered, a young James Howlett’s mutant abilities manifested and bone claws protruded from his hands and he stabbed Thomas Logan in the back killing him. And the mutant known as Wolverine was truly born.

First appearing in issues 180-181 The Hulk in November 1974, Wolverine was an  immediate success, but it wasn’t until 1975 and his inclusion in Giant X-men #1 that he truly found his place. Wolverine’s mutant powers are a healing power which allow him to regenerated from very nearly any wound he might sustain, even those that would be fatal to a normal person(as well as regenerate lost limbs), he also has animalistic traits, such as advanced sense of smell which can use to track people and can be quite feral, sometimes falling into berserker state that make him threat to friend and foe alike. But perhaps him most famous ability is his six claws(3 on each hand) which extend and retract. Originally made from bone these claws are integral to his evolution as a character, because a lot of Wolverines past is tied to a secret Canadian weapons program called Weapon X. This program experimented on mutants improving their abilities and using mind control to keep them inline. Wolverine’s powerful mutant  healing factor made him a prime candidate for an upgrade, and so they bonded a rare and indestructible metal called Adamantium to his bones and claws, and they also scrambled his mind with telepathy and drugs to make more pliable, damaging James Howlett’s mind nearly beyond repair and causing amnesia. It was at some point after this he began going by the name Logan(which was the surname of the first man he killed and unknown to him his true father). Wolverine had his Admantium skeleton for decades until the super villain Magneto used his powers of magnetism to rip the metal from Wolverines body nearly killing him.

One of the first comic book anti-heroes Wolverine was a hugely popular character in the 80’s and 90’s and even went on to have his own series of feature films starring Hugh Jackman. A vital part of  and driving force behind the success of Marvel’s biggest cash cow during that period, the X-titles(X-Men, X-Factor, X-Factor, etc….) his character’s history is complicated and been continually subjected to retcons(the official changing of previously stated facts), his character has been killed and revived depowered and repowered and yet the fans have never given up on him and still love the Wolverine.

 

Marvel X-Men Deadpool Costume

Next up it’s everyone’s favourite merc with a mouth. This realistic Marvel Deadpool costume is a black/red jumpsuit with hood and inserted foam pads this give a very muscular appearance(a must if you want to look the part). a very reasonably priced costume, people who bought it were very satisfied. It should be noted that if you want to truly complete the authentic Deadpool look then you’ll have to source some replica weapons such as holstered pistols or his signature double katana blades, but that’s no problem as there plenty around. Although Deadpool isn’t usually associated with the X-men and indeed started life as a villain, his wise cracking lines and cool costume gave him a huge fan base which saw him promoted to anti-hero and even joined the team after decades of fighting them. Not bad. For a quick look at some other authentic Deadpool costumes just click here.

Marvel X-Men Deadpool Costume
The Good
  • Classic Comic Book Design
  • Detailed Muscled Appearance
  • Huge Number Of positive Comments
  • Great Price Point
The Bad

Deadpool is one of two success stories from now disgraced comic book artist Rob Liefeld, the other being the time travelling soldier known as Cable. First appearing in New mutants #98 in 1991, it was immediately apparent that he was something special,  great costume, great lines and very deadly. Though he was ultimately defeated(he was trying to fight nearly everyone at once) he showed great promise. Fast forward a couple of years to the middle and late 90’s and he got his own limited series comic, and after the success of those got his own regular comic. It was during this time that the Deadpool we know and love now was fleshed out, he became a comic parody of the serious anti-heroes of the time, his personality was developed so that it became apparent that he was insane and suffering from severe schizophrenia, and most importantly he began to break the 4th wall(when a character in literature or media becomes aware of their existence as a character and begins to communicate to the reader or viewer directly outside of the conventional storyline). Indeed it was this trait most of all which saw his popularity skyrocket.

Because of Deapool’s  insanity it’s impossible to know his true name, but it may or may not be Wade Wilson. What is known however is that he isn’t a conventional mutant, he wasn’t born with his abilities they were the result of experimentation. Wade Wilson was a former special forces soldier who after contracting terminal cancer was recruited by the Canadian Weapon X program, were they experimented on mutants to upgrade their powers. In Wades case they fused his his DNA with that of another Weapon X test subject Wolverine, which while not completely curing Wade’s late stage cancer did halt it. It also gave Wade impressive regenerative abilities. In return Wade was assigned to a team with other operatives and they did clandestine jobs for the Weapon X project, this continued until Wade killed another member of his team who was showing psychopathic tendencies, shortly after that Wade’s healing factor began to destabilise.

Shipped of to a second secret government facility known as the Hospice, Wade was subjected to even more brutal and sadistic experimentation, being constantly close to death Wade began to communicate with a physical manifestation of the cosmic entity Death herself. Hoping to be united with her and in constant agony at the hands of his captors Dr Killebrew and his  sadistic assistant Ajax, Wade wished for death. Wade constantly goaded Ajax to kill him, but instead Ajax just performed more painful experiments on him. The guards at the Hospice had a betting pool on which of the patients would die next known as the Deadpool.

But instead of dying, Wade’s healing factor was restored and he killed Ajax and escaped with several other patients, and began life as an independent mercenary taking the name Deadpool.

 

Marvel X-Men Gambit Costume

This extremely realistic Marvel X-Men Gambit costume is one for long time fans out there. It features extremely an extremely detailed under shirt complete with stylised abdominal six-pack, pants, a large brown overcoat, boots and headpiece. Made from PU leather it truly looks amazing, although Gambit is one of the lesser known of the X-Men he is a favourite with fans due to womanising ways and suave charms, which he uses in his pursuit of his fellow X-man, the beautiful Rogue.

 

Marvel X-Men Gambit Costume
The Good
  • Classic Comic Book Design
  • Incredible Level of Detail
  • Very High Quality
The Bad
  • Positive Yet Limited Costumer Feedback
  • High Price Point
7.5/10
Good

Gambit was born in New Orleans, and at birth it was apparent that he was very different from other babies, due to his red glowing eyes. This caused his parents to abandon him, but he was later stolen from the hospital by the thieves guild, adopted by it’s leader and named Remy LeBeau because they believed he was prophesised to unite the warring thieves and assassin guilds. Remy was raised by the thieves guild where they trained and  conditioned him, and his mutant abilities manifested. He could charge objects with kinetic energy which then explode on impact when thrown. An arranged marriage was set up between him and Bella Donna Boudreaux daughter of the head of the head of the assassins guild, unfortunately after they were married Bella Donna’s brother Jean challenged Gambit to a duel, and Gambit killed him. this led to Gambit’s exile from the city.

After leaving New Orleans Gambit became an adventurer and professional thief, making lots of contacts and enemies. As time passed he realised that his powers were growing and that he could no longer control them safely, So he sort out the mutant geneticist/villain Mr Sinister, who depowered him significantly(although he still an incredibly powerful mutant), in exchange he became Mr Sinister errand boy. Gambits last task was assembly a large mutant mercenary team that Mr Sinister named the Marauders, and he led to the sewers under New York where the Marauders began slaughtering a group of outcast mutant refugees known as the Morlocks. Horrified Gambit was only able to save one child, and he left Mr Sinister’s employment(and hoped his part in the mutant massacre would never come to light.

Beginning his life as an adventurer again he met and helped an age regressed and depowered Storm fight off the powerful Mutant Telepath the Shadow King, this led to Gambit becoming an X-Man. It was then that he met and fell in love with Rogue, a beautiful Southern woman whose mutant power was uncontrollable and potentially fatal, after many years on the team what Gambit always feared came to pass, his role in the massacre was exposed by the Sabretooth(who was a Marauder at the time). Needing to know what really happened Rogue touched Gambit absorbing his power and memories, where she learned the truth. Gambit was cast out the X-men and left in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, where he was rescued by a man calling himself New son.(but it actually was a Remy LeBeau from an alternate reality whose powers had gone unchecked and flared up burning his entire world to ashes leaving him the only survivor and giving him his name New Sun). Needless to say the two Remy’s had a falling out and Gambit was excepted back into the X-Men. Unfortunately his and Rogues relationship had become strained with the knowledge of his past and their inability to touch.

Marvel X-Men Rogue Costume

Costumes don’t come much more authentic then this Marvel X-men Rogue costume, it features a full green and yellow bodysuit, and includes a belt, gloves, jacket and a pair of 3D molded knee pads and shoe covers. It really does look like it’s ripped right of the comics. Most of the ladies that bought this costume were very impressed(with a few even sharing some great photos) , with only few having size and quality issues. Awesome costume but remember to look like the real Rogue you’ll need the hair to really pull it off, for a great Rogue wig click here

Marvel X-Men Rogue Costume
The Good
  • Classic Comic Book Design
  • Sleek And Sexy Appearance
  • Good Customer Reviews
  • Good Price Point
The Bad

Born in Mississippi to hippy parents and given the name Anna Marie. Not much is known about her early life other than the fact that her powers manifested when she was kissing her first boyfriend, and she nearly killed him and left him in a coma. It was pretty obvious early on how dangerous she was to everyone around her, and she ran away. At some point after that she was found and adopted by the powerful mutant couple Destiny and Mystique(who’s own powers were precognition and shape shifting). Under their guidance they trained Rogue to use her mutant abilities which were very powerful, she could not only absorb the life force and memories of someone with a mere touch(and kill them with prolonged exposure) but if that person was super powered she could absorb their powers aswell for a time. Unfortunately Mystique was the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants at that point and Rogue actually debuted as a villain.

At some point after leaving the Brotherhood, Rogue permanently absorbed the powers and psyche of Carol Danvers aka Miss Marvel, and although this left with new and permanent abilities including flight, invulnerability and super strength(all on top of her own powerful mutant ability), it did have one major drawback. She was losing her mind because of the separate Carol Danvers personality in her head. In desperation she sought out Charles Xavier the founder and mentor of her old foes the X-men. After Xavier helped her Rogue was impressed with the group and decided to stay becoming one of the powerful X-men.

Rogue has led a troubled life because of her powers, a beautiful woman craving affection but knowing that the merest touch could prove dangerous for any one to get too close, which is why fellow X-men Gambit is a welcome and pleasant surprise, because even knowing the danger(or because of it) he relentlessly pursues a romantic relationship with her.

 

Marvel X-Men Phoenix Costume

This sexy Marvel X-men Phoenix costume is a beautiful green and gold 3D printed body suit, with gold sash. Not a lot to say really except that it looks great and everyone who bought gave it top marks so if your an X-men Jean Grey fan and want to be a good girl then maybe this the costume for you.

Marvel X-Men Phoenix Costume
The Good
  • Classic Retro Design
  • Striking And Sexy Appearance
  • Great Customer Reviews
  • Good Quality
  • Good Price Point
The Bad
8.5/10
Great

Jean was born to John and Elaine Grey and she grew up in in upstate New York, when she was 10 years old a friend of Jean’s was hit and killed by a car, during the accident Jean’s physic abilities manifested and she felt her friends pain and death. This nearly killed her and left her traumatised and her parents sought help from the powerful mutant telepath Professor Xavier, who realises that Jean is unable to cope with her telepathic powers, and so mentally blocks them until she is strong enough to handle them better, at the same time he unlocks her dormant telekinetic powers.

Some time later Jean is recruited into professor Xavier’s new team for people with mutant abilities the X-men, where she forms a relationship with it’s leader Scott Sommers, known as Cyclops. At this point Xavier unlocks Jean’s telepathy and begins to teach her how to better control it and her telekinesis. Jean was able to use her telekinesis to create force fields, levitate and fly aswell as move objects. The original team consisted of Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Jean (who was known as Marvel Girl).  Years later the X-men were on an off world mission in outer space where a mutant hating scientist Dr Lang had created anti-mutant robots known as Sentinels(his robots took on the form and abilities of known mutants), and so after an epic smack down the Sentinels were destroyed but the space station was about to explode. The only way off was in badly damaged shuttle, with auto pilot destroyed and an imminent solar flare of lethal radiation due at any moment Jean ripped the knowledge of how to fly the shuttle out of Dr Langs head, she reasoned that she could fly the shuttle and use her telekinesis to shield her body for the 30 minute trip. Scott violently objected to this plan and with time running Jean rendered him telepathically unconscious, Scott was placed in a heavily radiation shielded compartment in the back of the shuttle along with Nightcrawler, Banshee, Colossus , Wolverine, Storm and Professor Xavier.

Very quickly into the flight Jean realised she was going to die, the solar flares radiation quickly overwhelmed her powers and her body withered away quickly, and yet she refused to give up trying to save the lives of her friends. As the end seemed imminent and her heroic attempt futile she heard a voice, at first  she thought she was dead or imagining it, but the voice assured her she wasn’t. The voice explained that it was a cosmic entity known as the Phoenix and because Jean was a suitable host when she cried out the Pheonix force answered. It offered Jean a chance and a choice, it would save her life and that of her friends if she would merge with the Pheonix force, with death so close and her friend’s lives in the balance, the choice was made quickly.

Because Jean’s body was devastated by the effect of radiation it simply created a new body and merged apart of Jean’s psyche with it, the new entity now simply known as the Pheonix saw her old withered body clinging to life and not knowing what to do and refusing to discard it, placed the old body in a state of suspended animation in a healing cacoon. The phoenix was able get the shuttle back to Earth where it crashed into Jamaica Bay, but everyone was rescued(and the cacoon still intact lay undiscovered at the bottom of the bay). At first everyone was mystified about her new powers and costume but there were just grateful for Jean’s miraculous survival.

As the Pheonix Jean’s powers were incredible, she could telekinetically manipulated molecules on a sub atomic level giving her absolute control over matter, she retained her abilitiy of flight but now she was sheathed in flames, she could use project her flames as energy bolts using pyrokinesis, and she was able to fly through space unharmed aswell as travel intergalactic distances. But her most impressive ability was resurrection, having been brought back from the dead numerous times.

Marvel X-Men Dark Phoenix Costume

The last outfit is a Marvel X-men Dark Phoenix costume, made from a blend of polyester and spandex, it is a beautiful red and gold jumpsuit with gold sash, costumer reviews from people who bought the costume were very positive, people loved the quality and design but some had an sizing issue and a had to order one size larger than recommended. It should be noted that this is a super rvillain costume as the Dark Phoenix was an embodiment of evil, but sometimes a girl just wants to be bad. We get it, and maybe you should too.

Marvel X-Men Dark Phoenix Costume
The Good
  • Classic Retro Design
  • Striking And Sexy Appearance
  • Great Customer Reviews
  • Good Quality
  • Good Price Point
The Bad
8.5/10
Great

When the Phoenix force saved Jean’s life and imbued her with incredible power, it set in motion a chain events that were inevitable. The phoenix Force was a cosmic entity and although it was sentient, without a proper host it could never truly experience life, meaning that it hungered to feel sensations like love and friendship. But when it took a human host Jean Grey, it was doomed to fail, because Jean’s mortal form couldn’t handle the raw power of the Phoenix Force. As they say, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

At first things were fine, the X-men were grateful for jean’s survival and in awe of her new found power, as the Phoenix Jean single headedly saved the entire galaxy by foiling a plot by rogue members of the alien Shi’ar race. This event immediately made people very nervous about Phoenix’s true power levels. And soon afterwards their worst fears were realised. Jean became ensnared in a diabolical plot by the super villain Mastermind and the nefarious group the Hellfire Club. The Hellfire Club was an exclusive club for the wealthy and influential, and while most of the members were ignorant of the true extent of the Club’s criminal activities, at it very core was an elite group of both super rich and super powered individuals. Admittance to this elite group required an extraordinary deed, and Masterminds plan to gain admittance was to be the seduction of the Phoenix and the destruction of the X-men.

Using an his powers of illusion and a mechanical psionic device Mastermind was able to convince Jean that he was in fact his lover and that it was the 18th century. He convinced her to become the Hellfire Club’s black queen and turn on her teammates, and with help of the club’s inner circle of mutant super villains the X-men were quickly overwhelmed and taken prisoner. But Jean Grey and Scott Sommers shared a strong telepathic bond and Cyclops was able to project himself to the astral plane where he hoped to break Mastermind’s hold on Jean. But Mastermind was aware of the link and was waiting for Scott, and with Jean looking on, challenged him to a good old 18th century duel with swords. Scott was outmatched and killed on the astral plane which nearly killed his physical body.

But Masterminds plan backfired rather than cement his control over Jean, he inadvertently revealed to the Phoenix Force that he had tricked and trapped it. And it was pissed. It freed the X-men and punished Mastermind by overwhelming his mortal mind with infinite knowledge of the cosmos which left him in a vegetative state. The X-men defeated the rest of the Hellfire Club’s inner circle but were forced to flee when police arrived looking to arrest them. This is when things turned really bad, as the phoenix took full control of Jean’s body, and defeated the X-men as a way to sever all links to Jean’s past and proclaimed itself the Dark Phoenix, free of all earthly morality and free to follow it’s own wishes and whims.

It took the stars revelling in it’s freedom and needing to satiate it’s hunger and feed it’s growing powers, it devoured the heart of a distant sun causing it to go supernova, unfortunately one of planets in the solar system was home to 5 billion inhabitants who perished in flames. Nearby witnessing the tragedy was a Shi’ar warship which opened fire on the Phoenix, and was quickly destroyed but not before warning the rest of the Shi’ar Empire. Afterward the Dark Pheonix returned to Earth as some portion of Jean still lingered. And she and the X-men rebattled, which she won again, until Scott  reasoned with her calming her down and allowing her to regain a sense of control, at which point Professor X rendered her telepathically unconscious and banishing the Phoenix force. Before Cyclops could give the professor a piece of his mind they were teleported to a Shi’ar spaceship, where the Phoenix was sentenced to die by an intergalactic council made up of the Kree, Skrull and Shi’ar Empiers.

The X-men argued that the Phoenix Force was gone and that Jean herself was a force for good, and had actually saved the universe itself. The Shi’ar, while grateful were unwilling to risk the return of the Phoenix Force who had already killed 5 billion sentient beings. The only option was for the X-men to battle the Shi’ar royal guard for the chance to save Jean’s life. Unfortunately for the X-men the Royal Guard proved too formidable and most of the team was soundly defeated leaving only Scott and Jean left, then the Phoenix force returned and looked set to win. The Shi’ar were ready for such an outcome and had prepared a doomsday plan by destroying the solar system(including earth) in the hopes of destroying the Phoenix.

The Phoenix was a telepath of unimaginable power and had already swept it’s enemy’s minds and learned of their plans, but Jean in one last heroic act of self sacrifice triggered an ancient Kree weapon and allowed herself to be killed saving the Earth and her teammates.

Every X-Men Ever

Over the years the X-Men’s team line up has evolved just as much as their powers, with nearly 50 members it has been incredibly diverse featuring not just mutant super heroes but also mutant super villains as well, whether they’ve tried to redeem themselves or perhaps been a part of some plot to destroy the X-men from within. We found this great video on you tube that will give a brief rundown of the team’s history and line, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

 

Lastly we promised to share a juicy conspiracy theory that can be found online as to why Marvel hasn’t published many X-titles in recent years, the theory is that years ago Marvel was in deep financial trouble and in danger of collapse, and to help their cash flow situation they sold off the rights to various different characters to various different studios, with Fox acquiring the X-Men and Fantastic Four and associated characters, Sony acquired Spiderman and his associated characters and Disney acquired the Avengers and associated characters.

At the time X-men was the hottest property and the first to make it to the big screen as a trilogy, which was warmly received by fans(except the 3rd film which is generally rubbished a lot), and also led to many Wolverine solo movies. Next up was a Spiderman trilogy which was also well received by fans(again except for the 3rd film which again was rubbished by fans and critics). But all things considered the X-men and Spiderman movies proved that you could bring comic books to life on the big screen and people would go and see them.

But No one could have predicted the juggernaut that would be Disney Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe which brought the Avengers to life on the big screen, spawning over 20 films and still counting, breaking dozens of box office records along the way, gaining both audience approval and critical acclaim, the MCU has been a licence to print money.

What’s this got to do the X-Men? Simple really. The X-men mutant universe is incredibly rich with lots of fan favourite characters which is why the Fox produced movies have always done reasonably well despite fan and critical criticism. The original movie rights require Fox to keep producing X-Men movies or the licence reverts back to Marvel. So in order lower the popularity of the X-Men in general Marvel comics stop printing X-titles, depowered most of the mutant population, killed off a hell of a lot more and started promoting another race of evolved humans called the Inhumans(funnily enough). The Inhumans have been around for a long time but never had the exposure or popularity of Marvel’s mutants, but they are an intellectual property that Marvel still has the rights to, and there has even been talk lately of an Inhuman movie coming up.

If Marvel could get the rights back or buy them cheaply then in theory Disney could create another money making juggernaut onscreen universe, and given their track record who would bet against them.

 

 

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