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Mar. 19th, 2006 @ 10:42 am X-Men Evolution A-Z Part 1
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I finally finished this. Since it's rather long, I'll post it in three parts.




Acolytes
The group that Magneto gathered around him. It consists of Gambit, Pyro, Sabretooth and Collosus. Later Mastermind is forced to join and Pietro was there for a while before he was send back to the Brotherhood.
In fanon the Acolytes suddenly become a clone of the Brotherhood. Instead of a group of mutants being forced to work with each other, they’re suddenly a little family or even just friends. They also magically de-age, so Gambit and Pyro can attend Bayville High, even though both characters are clearly not teenagers anymore. And even if they were, they wouldn’t go to High School.

Amanda Sefton
Kurt’s girlfriend on the show, first introduced in the episode “Shadow Dance”. Amanda likes Kurt, doesn’t care about his looks (she actually likes it) and even defied her parents to keep seeing him. For some reason all of the above turns for fangirls into this: cheating, lying, manipulative scumbag bitch, that will rip out Kurt’s heart the first chance she’ll get. This is often done so Kurt will be free and angsty, afterwards he can then be paired up with Kitty or Mary Sue.

Antropromorphs (a.k.a. Physical Mutations)
A special brand of Mary Sues that has certain animal features. The most common ones are catgirls, but often they are simply covered in fur (in all colours of the rainbow), scales, have tails, claws and/or wings. Often Sues have strangely coloured eyes like cat’s eyes or brightly coloured rainbow hair (with or without streaks). Other may have odd markings or tattoos on their bodies, often being the hint to some special destiny or heritage.
No matter what freak of nature these Mary Sues may be, they have never trouble finding stylish clothes at Hot Topic and everyone still thinks they are absolutely beautiful unless they are evil. These Sues never seem to have trouble with their physical mutations, unlike the canon characters. Kurt is normally the victim of these Sues, but some also go for Todd.

Apocalypse
Apocalypse is the oldest mutant in canon, being born in ancient Egypt. He was imprisoned for several thousand years until he was freed by Mesmero. He has more powers than any other mutant and he can give more power to other mutants, who he controls. These are the Four Horseman of Apocalypse, which were Professor X, Storm, Mystique and Magneto. It took the combined work of several mutants to fight the Horseman and imprison Pocky again.
In fanon, Apocalypse has spawned a Mary Sue daughter or two. Some other Sues are said to be even more powerful than him. Otherwise he’s pretty much ignored.

Avalance a.k.a. Lance Alvers
Lance is the oldest member of the BoM (around 18) and was introduced in episode 2. He is from Chicago, like Kitty, and was in a foster home when he was first mentioned, so we can presume that his parents are either dead, abandoned him or he was taken away from them. His mutant power is to make earthquakes (and stupid rock puns).
Canon!Lance isn’t so bright, has a thing for Kitty Pryde, (hehe, I rhymed), thinks smashing things is a good tactic and has a sensitive stomach. And that’s pretty much the only sensitive thing about him. He has slightly darker skin, wears his hair in a brown mullet and gloves most of the time. In one episode we see him playing a guitar.
Fanon!Lance is quite the genius and tactician, is sensitive and witty, can be a suave romantic or an evil date rapist (depending on the pairing). He is mostly paired with Kitty, Rogue, Mary Sue, Pietro and Scott. He attracts his fair share of Mary Sues, either as girlfriends or sisters. These are mostly of the rebelling variety.

Brotherhood of Mutants
Group of villains that oppose the X-Men. It was founded by Magneto and mostly managed by Mystique, who both pretty much ditched them after season one. The location of the BoM is the Brotherhood of Bayville Boarding House. The members of the Brotherhood are Todd Tolensky, Lance Alvers, Fred Dukes and Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Temporary members have been Rogue and Tabitha Smith.
In canon the Brotherhood is a group of delinquents that like to cause trouble for the X-Men and other people. The rest of the time they pretty much just hang around and do whatever they want. They seem to get by well on their own, but are not above to leave the group for personal reasons (like Lance and Pietro). The house itself is shabby, rundown and dirty and seems to be full at the moment.
In fanon the Brotherhood either becomes a little fluffy family and tight knit group or some kind anti-human terror group that makes epic plans against the X-Men. Mary Sues that join the Brotherhood are often of the rebelling variety and like to make the BoM boys their personal hangers-on.

Canon
The actual TV show. Everything that happens and is told there is considered canon.

Colossus a.k.a. Piotr Rasputin
Colossus was forced to join the Acolytes by Magneto, who threatened Piotr’s family if he refused. He later helps in the fight against Apocalypse. He is tall and with big muscles, has black hair and his mutation is to become covered in metal, which also makes him pretty much invulnerable and strong.
He doesn’t do much in fanfics unless he’s paired with Kitty.

Cyclops a.k.a. Scott Summers
Scott was (according to the comics) the first student to join the X-Men. He is, together with Jean Grey, the oldest and has become the leader of the group. He is originally from Alaska, where he lived with his family on a military base. When he was around ten years old, his parents died in a plane crash. He and his brother survived, but were separated and each assumed the other had died. At the end of season one Scott is reunited with his brother Alex. The fall from the plane was also responsible for the brain injury that Scott had, which makes him unable to control the optic blasts that come out of his eyes.
Canon!Scott is a serious young man, that sometimes expects too much from himself and his team-mates. While he can be a stick in the mud sometimes, he also knows how to have fun. Lapses in judgement do happen to Scott from time to time, but for the most part he is very reliable and responsible and even at his worst has only the safety of his friends in mind. Scott has short brown hair and wears special sun glasses at all times to keep his optic blasts in check.
Fanon!Scott becomes a drill sergeant that has nothing better to do than to plan training sessions in the Danger Room. He becomes completely unreasonable, becoming angry at the slightest misbehaviour of the other students. He also has an complete hate-on for the Brotherhood. A more in-character Scott is mostly paired with Jean, but also with Lance or Kurt if it is a slash fic.

Dating
This is pretty much what all fanfics (unless they are general or action) tend to resolve around. Character A wants to date character B, who dates who, where to go, what to do etc..

Eyes
These organs gain a huge importance in fandom. Not only are they described in lavish details, come in every colour imaginable, but they’re also able to telegraph any feelings a character might have. Mary Sues naturally have the most special eyes of them all: they shine, they twinkle and sparkle, they have slits for pupils, they glow when a Sue uses her power, they change colour according to her mood and many more things.

Fanon
Stuff that is not based on the show, but rather what the many fans believe. Examples: Pietro is heterosexual; Pietro and Wanda are Jewish, because Magneto is; Todd is Jewish because of his name (and nose); Rogue’s real name is Marie; etc..

Gambit a.k.a. Remy LeBeau
Gambit is a member of Magneto’s Acolytes. Originally from New Orleans he joined Mags for reasons unknown to us. His adoptive father Jean-Luc wanted him to use his mutant powers for stealing. Said powers enable him to kinetically charge any item, which makes said item go boom.
Canon!Remy is a thief and kind of a manipulative bastard (he abducted Rogue and used her to free Jean-Luc). But he isn’t totally evil. After Magneto got beaten by Apocalypse, he seems to have gone on on his own. He is wearing his trademark trench coat most of the time. His hair is brown, cut in a rather unfashionable bowl cut and his eyes are black with red irises.
Fanon!Remy is pretty much Remy from the comics/old cartoon. He speaks in an accent, in third person and has a different hair cut. Of course, he’s also an X-Men, mostly because he loves Rogue or Mary Sue so much. If he’s still an Acolyte, Mary Sue/Rogue will either join them or pull of the star-crossed lovers routine. He also often suddenly becomes a high school student. As mentioned above Gambit is hardly paired with anyone that isn’t Mary Sue or Rogue.

Gary Stu a.k.a. Marty Sue
Gary Stus are the male counterpart of the Mary Sue. They are more powerful than anyone, wear cool clothes (probably including a trench coat and sunglasses), have some kind of cool weapon and are good at Martial Arts. Basically they rip off Neo from the Matrix. They are so cool that all the female characters fall head over heels in love/lust with them. Thankfully there aren’t many of them in the fandom since most fanfic authors are female.

Hair
Another part of the body that Mary Sues tend to go wild with. Sue hair is always perfect, it never tangles even when it’s so long that it reaches the ground. It’s never greasy or falls out of place. It also comes in a all colours of the rainbow, naturally or dyed. Often it’s multi-coloured, like bangs of a different colour than the rest or stripes.

Jean Grey
Jean, together with Scott, was one of the first X-Men to join the institute and is already part of the team in episode one. She still has both her parents and a sister. While Jean is a straight A student , she is also part of the soccer team of Bayville High. If a new mutant is discovered it’s mostly her that makes the first contact (see Kitty and Fred). Jean has two powers, telekinesis and telepathy.
Canon!Jean is a nice, smart girl that most people like. She is athletic, responsible, reliable and someone the younger student can look up too. She is not exempt from a little jealousy here and there when it comes to Scott though. Her hair is long and red, her eyes are green and she is rather tall for a girl.
Fanon!Jean is a bitch. She is a manipulative, evil, gossiping, back-stabbing slut and all around ho-bag. Her mayor goal seems to stay the queen bee of Bayville High and the institute. Mary Sues and Rogue threaten her popularity thus making her jealous and hateful towards them, since she knows how inferior she is to their awesomeness. The only time Jean is shown as nice, is in Jean/Scott fics. Scott is also the only one she is paired with for the most part.


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From:crimsonobsessor
Date:March 19th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
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Examples: Pietro is heterosexual

You rock so hard :D. This is so spot on, especially the character descriptions and 'Fanon' descriptions. Great job!
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From:t0ra_chan
Date:March 19th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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From:nevacaruso
Date:March 19th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, nice list. A good "Beginner's Guide to the Evo Fandom."

A lot of fangirls attach themselves to Pyro because they think he's the angsty rebel from X2 with a few "mate"s or "sheila"s thrown into every sentence to prove that, yes, the author knows what Australians sound like, really! Of course, even movie!Pyro would probably not be interested in playing Prince Charming to Wanda, Amara, or Mary Sue. And Evo!Pyro is kind of batshit insane.

Perfect summation of fanon!Gambit. Often, the writers just slap an AU label on the fic - at least they admit that they can't be bothered to make it fit with canon.

And an Interesting observation on Gary Stus being Neo clones. And it's true, too. Neo is the this generation's Rambo, I guess - the badass male role model of the technology age. Thank the gods that Evo!Stus are rare. I've actually seen some decent male OCs in this fandom.

I'm actually divided on canon!Jean. In the first two seasons, she can be kind of self-righteous and possessive, but I think that the outing of mutants took her down a notch. I do agree that her intentions are mostly good, though, and there isn't really an excuse for the demonization of her character.
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From:t0ra_chan
Date:March 19th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Damn, totally forgot about the 'mate' and 'sheila' for fanon!Pyro.

About Gary Stus, sadly these Neo clones appear in all fandoms. Can't they stick to the Matrix and leave other fandoms out of it?

Yeah, you're right, she kind be pretty preachy in the first two seasons (Survival of the Fittest comes to mind), but she is definitely nowhere near as bad as her fanon version.
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From:t0ra_chan
Date:March 19th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
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'she can be kind of preachy' of course.
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From:sandoz_iscariot
Date:March 19th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Very impressive list! You seem to have hit all the relevant bases.

In fanon the Brotherhood either becomes a little fluffy family and tight knit group or some kind anti-human terror group that makes epic plans against the X-Men.

To expand on the idea of the Brotherhood as a "fluffy family," there's also "Red Witch Syndrome," in which the Bhood boys (and girl) are the real heroes of the show, unlike those stuck-up, hypocritical X-Men. They're just misunderstood, lovable scamps, and they never have to take responsibility for the damage their antics cause. I love the Brotherhood, but this always rubbed me the wrong way.
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From:t0ra_chan
Date:March 30th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
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Yup, lovable scamps would also make them quite boring, don't you think? People got way to adoring of the Red Witch version of the characters, kinda like a lot of people got loved Leatherpants!Draco from Cassie's fanfics.
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From:blaze_rocket
Date:March 29th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
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When I get XME TV back up and running, may I have your permission to pust this monster thing there? With credit given, of course?
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From:t0ra_chan
Date:March 30th, 2006 10:54 am (UTC)
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Of course, I would be delighted.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 29th, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
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Mebbe I'm blind but I can't seem to find 'Hank McCoy' or 'Beast' anywhere.

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Poor dude, he's always been my fave X-Man but he seriously got shuffled to the background in Evo >_<

Well, on the bright side, his non-existence in fandom means he's safe from sues ^^
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From:t0ra_chan
Date:April 29th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
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Ah, you're right, I totally forgot to give him his own entry. I did mention him under The New Mutants and X-Men though.
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From:ukiby_chan
Date:September 11th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
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And even if they were, they wouldn’t go to High School.
You are SO right *haha* I can't potrait them in school, seriously.

Plus:
His mutant power is to make earthquakes (and stupid rock puns).
Quoted for true.