Now that the X-Men Power Rankings are completed, I’m sure you’ve noticed a few characters who were omitted from the list. Characters who in current Marvel 616 continuity are either dead, in comic book limbo since the Messiah Complex event began, or have only recently reappeared in comics after the Power Rankings had already begun.

So, here we are with the appendices- a place to briefly discuss these characters who didn’t make the list and where they would have been placed if they had. Lets get started!

Hope_Summers_in_Messiah_War_one-shotHope Summers: I didn’t include Hope because we know practically nothing about her. Sure, in current continuity she has been dubbed the last hope for mutantkind while contrarily in Bishop’s future she’s the reason for mutankind’s demise, but we know nothing for sure. That ambiguity made her difficult to rank accurately despite her showing some promise in the Cable series (where Nathan is charged with keeping her alive while Bishop aims to kill her) and in the recent Messiah War event, but it’s way too soon to tell. If I had to put her somewhere, I suppose she’d rank last because currently she’s just a helpless little kid. Oh, and before you start freaking out about her last name, it’s Summers because Cable is practically her adopted father.

Powers: Like I said, we don’t know much about them, but what we do know is that when she was born Cerebro blew up and when Rogue touched her as a baby she survived without any incident and actually purged Rogue of her absorbed memories and powers, setting her back to her original power setting. She’s also learned how to fight as well as various survival techniques from her time spent with Cable.

First Appearance: X-Men #205, 2008.

jeanJean Grey Summers: Considering I only ranked X-Men who are currently alive, Jean obviously couldn’t make the cut. However, if she were still kicking she’d easily clock in at #1. Sorry Emma, but the truth hurts.

Powers: Jean is an incredibly powerful telepath who also has the ability of telekinesis, possessing all of the abilities that go with those two powers. She’s the Phoenix Force avatar (Phoenix, Dark Phoenix, White Phoenix), making her a cosmic entity that never seems to die. Yeah, you don’t fuck with Jean. I’m not going to get into detail about her powers because if you don’t know them already, you have some serious reading to do!

First Appearance: X-Men #1, 1963.

148085-116060-ch-od_largeCh’od: I have no good reason, but I really dig Ch’od as a character. Still, I had to leave our alien buddy out of the Rankings because while he may currently be running around with Havok, Polaris, and Rachel Summers he isn’t technically a member of the X-Men- he’s a Starjammer. Due to this reason, I omitted him from the Rankings. If he did make the cut, considering how he was withstanding Shi’ar torture to the point of laughing at it in X-Men: Kingbreaker, I would have put him somewhere in-between Deadpool (#25) and Warpath (#32).

Powers: Ch’od can breathe under water, swim really fast, has super strength, stamina, speed, and durability. He’s also an excellent marksman, fighter, and swordsman.

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #104, 1977. Notice how it’s the same year Star Wars was released? Seems like Marvel was trying to capitalize on the craze by doing a sci-fi epic of their own.

200px-RazaLongknife001Raza Longknife: I omitted Raza from the Rankings for the same reason as Ch’od- he’s a Starjammer not an X-Man. Plus, we’re not really sure if he’s even alive right now given how X-Men: Kingbreaker ended, but if he were and I had Ranked him, he’d clock in somewhere between Domino (#47) and Sage (#40).

Powers: Raza is an alien cyborg and as such he has cybernetic strength, speed, endurance, reflexes, and a cybermorphic hand blade which comes in handy with his superior sword skills. He’s also an expert marksman and hand to hand combatant. Raza’s cyborg eye grants him enhanced cyberoptics and computer-guided movements. He’s basically a space pirate/ninja hybrid.

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #107, 1977.

wizarduniverse_2064_1481821826Lilandra Neramani: You should get the gist by now with these space characters- just like Ch’od and Raza, while Lilandra, the Shi’ar Princess, has a definite history with the X-Men she technically isn’t one of them. Plus, Darkhawk recently killed her in War of Kings so she didn’t meet the criteria to get ranked anyway. I’d put her somewhere within #57 (Siryn) and #52 (Hellion).

Powers: Lilandra’s powers are those of superior leadership qualities than anything else. Although she does have superhuman strength and limited telepathic abilities. She’s also an expert pilot and politician and can wield any Shi’ar energy weapon with ease.

First Appearance: X-Men #97, 1976.

Stay tuned for more appendices!

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