Now that the X-Men Power Rankings are completed, I’m sure you’ve noticed a few characters 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 keep rolling with our fourth Appendix!

darkwolverine76varDaken: Akihiro is the son of Wolverine and the Japanese woman, Itsu. Yes, Wolverine has a son… crazy, right? To be blunt Daken is one bad ass mo fo. He’s every bit as savage as his father with a little more tact than Logan had at his age (whatever that may be). He has a poor relationship with Logan as he’s pissed that his father never played a role in his life and never made an effort to contact him (in Wolverine’s defense he had no idea Daken even existed). Currently Daken has donned the alias of ‘Wolverine,’ and the costume to go with it, as a member of Norman Osborn’s Dark Avengers while simultaneously serving as a leading member of the Dark X-Men. Apparently he follows in his father’s footsteps in more ways than one.

Powers: Like Logan, Daken’s power set is a long laundry list that includes: a regenerative healing factor, enhanced sight, smell and hearing, superhuman reflexes and stamina, pheromone control, telepathic immunity, and he’s a master martial artist. He has three retractable bone claws and while they may not be fused with adamantium, two of them (that protrude from his wrists) are laced with shards of the Muramasa Blade; the only known weapon that can kill Wolverine. Daken was vetoed from the Rankings because he isn’t an X-Man, but he would have made it to the low 20’s.

First Appearance: Wolverine Origins #10, 2007.

250px-Avalanche_XCorpsAvalanche: Dominikos Ioannis Petrakis used to be one of those laughable X-villains, almost always being on the receiving end of a can o’whoop ass from the X-Men. However, since M-Day Avalanche has changed his tune, straying from a life of crime and going legit; he’s now the owner of the mutant-friendly bar, Nick’s, in San Francisco. Most recently in the Utopia story line Dominikos took on two heavy hitters in Ares, who choked him out, and then Daken, who nearly hacked him in half. Presently he is a prisoner of Norman Osborn’s Dark X-Men. Although Avalanche has yet to show his true power potential he can be very destructive when using his abilities. He wasn’t ranked because while he may no longer be a villain, he’s not an X-Man either. Had Dominikos made the list he would have been placed somewhere in the low 50’s.

Powers: Avalanche can generate powerful waves of vibrations from his hands that can completely destroy inorganic objects. When his powers are directed towards larger structures, such as tall buildings, the effects are very similar to that of an earthquake or avalanche. Unless they are somehow reflected back at him, Avalanche is immune to the effects of his own powers. While the full extent of his abilities are unknown, he has yet to prove that he is capable of destroying something as large as an entire city.

First Appearance: X-Men #141, 1981.

686169-quick_largeQuicksilver: Pietro Maximoff, the son of Magneto and brother to the Scarlet Witch and Polaris, was omitted from the Power Rankings because he’s not only an X-team but his appearances since Messiah Complex concluded have been very limited. In 2008 there was the one-shot, X-Factor: The Quick and the Dead where Pietro regained his powers and rescued an innocent person; an action that sparked the desire to be a hero once more. Later he showed up in Mighty Avengers where he was proven innocent of his former crimes. He would have been ranked between #24 and #22.

Powers: Quicksilver’s primary ability is super speed; he can at least reach Mach 4 (3,080 mph) and in all likelihood can go even faster. While running he is immune to the effects of friction, requires a reduced level of oxygen, and is not affected by impacts upon his body. Pietro has enhanced strength (being able to lift 1,000 lbs and can press 1 ton with his legs) and is invisible to precognition. Despite his impulsiveness and mental instability, Quicksilver is intellectually talented and able to think at incredibly fast speeds. He’s also a skilled hand to hand combatant.

First Appearance: X-Men #4, 1964.

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