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T H E U N C A N N Y X - M E N:
T H E N E X T E V O L U T I O N


| GM:Hillan | Genre: Fandom, Superhuman, Modern Fantasy | Type: Sandbox with Linear Elements |
Special Thanks To: Lord Wraith

In 1972, a man by the name Charles Xavier brought together a group of gifted individuals in order to share a dream with the world. This group would become known to the general populace as the X-Men. While their gifts are varied, the one thing that ties the X-Men together is that they are all mutants. A subspecies of humans who are born with superhuman abilities, the X-Men fight for peace and equality between normal humans and mutants in a world where antimutant bigotry is fierce and widespread.

Realizing his dream would take years to accomplish, Xavier or Professor X founded the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. Located in Westchester County, New York, the Institute or as its commonly referred to, the X-Mansion is the home and training site of the X-Men. The X-Men are recruited from around the world and any mutant in need of asylum is welcomed through its doors. Dozens of mutants from various countries and diverse backgrounds have held membership as X-Men through the years since Xavier's founding with the original five.

In recent years the X-Men have fell upon hard times, losing numerous members and being involved in near world wide cataclysmic events. Among these losses was Charles Xavier himself, the vision and guiding light of the school. However, the Institute still continues to operate as Xavier's students have stepped up to continue their mentor's dream, rescuing and recruiting new mutants such as yourself as often as they can.



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The world of the X-Men has fallen apart in the last couple decades. With both Apocalypse and the Dark Phoenix keeping mutants fresh in the minds of the public, the X-Men and mutants as a whole have a very negative press image. Even among the superhuman community, the X-Men are regarded as pariahs having no contact with S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers or even the Fantastic Four. As such, the X-Men are forced to work covertly in their day to day operations. Any rescue mission or removal of rogue mutant has to happen under the radar or else they could end up in direct conflict with Captain America himself.

In order to accomplish their goals, the X-Men have two active teams. The X-Force is the covert strike team used to take out rogue mutants or oppose the numerous Brotherhood sects that have popped up in the wake of Magneto's death. Led by Alexander Summers (Havok), the team consists of Betsy Braddock (Psylocke), Lorna Dane (Polaris), Shiro Yoshida (Sunfire), Arthur Centino (Longshot) and Laura Kinney (X-23). The other team is simply known as the X-Men, the official representation for the school. This team is sent out to recruit newly emerging mutants and rescue those who are oppressed in their lives because of their mutation. Led by Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler), the current X-Men team is made up of Samuel Guthrie (Cannonball), Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar), Roberto Da Costa (Sunspot), Hope Spalding (Hope), Clarice Ferguson (Blink), Theresa Rourke Cassidy (Siryn) and James Proudstar (Warpath).

Once rescued by the X-Men, new recruits and students are delivered to the Xavier Institute of Higher Learning. Since the passing of Charles Xavier, the school has elected a new headmaster. Robert Drake (Iceman), one of Charles' first students has taken over as Headmaster of the Institute. Like Drake himself, the faculty is made of former X-Men who have all dedicated their lives to teaching and guiding new students. This faculty consists of the following:

Alison Blaire (Dazzler) | Music, Art, Life Sciences, and Drama
Sean Cassidy (Banshee) | Mathematics, Finance, and Accounting.
Emma Frost (White Queen) | Recruiter/Admissions, English, Business, and Ethics
Anne Marie LeBeau (Rogue) | English, Linguistics, Business, and Psychic Defense
Rémy LeBeau (Gambit) | Training/Danger Room Monitor, Target Practice/Projectile Practice, Sex-Ed
Hank McCoy (Beast) | Guidance Counselor, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy
Katherine Pryde (Shadowcat) | Computer Science Classes, Ethics, Student Advisor
Piotr Rasputin (Colossus) | Close Quarter Combat, Elective Leadership and Tactics
Warren Worthington (Archangel) | Recruiter, Business, Consumer Law Classes, as well as a flying class for those students with flight powers.

Aside from those still active, there are several other former X-Men still alive and scattered around the world. The most notable of these is Ororo Munroe T'Challa, formerly Storm of the X-Men and currently queen of Wakanda, living in Africa with her husband T'Challa, the former Avenger, Black Panther. Both James Howlett, or Logan the Wolverine and Scott Summers left the Institute after the death of Jean Grey. Logan began to suffer a mental break down and fled to the Canadian North West Territories, reverting to his feral state. Scott on the other hand began to sink into depression, finding solace in the bottom of a bottle. While he returns to the Institute every now and then, Scott is a shell of the man he used to be, seldom sober and often losing most of his money to sleazy shapeshifters.

Elsewhere, Raven Darkhölme and Pietro Maximoff have decided to continue what they believe is Magneto's Legacy and unite the Brotherhood sects. While most of the Brotherhood's associates are unknown to the X-Men, several notable foes still the ranks. These known associates include Victor Creed (Sabertooth), Angel Salvatore (Angel) and Akhiro (Daken). One notably missing member however is the daughter of Magneto, the Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff who is currently missing. Wanda disappeared after the Apocalypse crisis and hadn't been seen since her time as a horseman.




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1939 | A twelve year old Erik Eisenhardt discovers his mutant abilities during the German Invasion of Poland. He is delivered into the hands of eager Nazi scientists.
1941 | A young boy by the name of Charles Xavier discovers his mutant abilities.
1944 | During the last year of WWII, Steven Rogers volunteers for the Super Soldier Experiment which leads to him becoming Captain America.
1945 | During his final battle, Captain America is lost somewhere over the North Sea.
1953 | Completing his Ph.D.s in Genetics, Biophysics, Psychology, and Anthropology with a two-year residence at Pembroke College, Oxford University.
1955 | Xavier goes on to also receive an M.D. in Psychiatry while spending several years in London.
1956 | Travelling to South America, Xavier volunteers at a local hostel where he provides aid for an injured man by the name of Erik Lehnsherr. Unfortunately for Xavier, Erik turns out to be a Nazi Hunter on the run. The hostel is eventually attacked as Erik's pursuers catch up to him forcing both Erik and Xavier to reveal their mutant abilities to one another. In the aftermath of the event, Xavier and Erik form a strong friendship and join together in an idealistic pursuit to unite the world's mutant population.
1969 | After over a decade of friendship, Erik and Xavier have a falling out due to a growing difference in opinions regarding mutant and human-relationships. Xavier beliefs fell firmly in promoting unity between man and mutant, while Erik believed in Mutant Supremacy. Their difference of opinion eventually escalated to a confrontation that ends with Xavier being paralyzed from the waist down.
1970 | Xavier finishes construction on a device originally conceived by Erik and himself. Dubbed 'Cerebro', the machine allowed Xavier to boost his abilities in order to find and locate mutants across the globe. The first of these is the mutant born Hank McCoy but better known as Beast.
1972 | The X-Men are founded by Dr. Charles Xavier. The founding five members of the X-Men are Warren Worthington (Archangel), Hank McCoy (Beast), Scott Summers (Cyclops), Bobby Drake (Iceman), and Jean Grey.
1976 | With awareness of mutants growing, several private military contracts are developed in order to combat the perceived 'Mutant Threat'. William Stryker is put in front of a government funded operation known as 'Weapon X' which was aimed to resurrect the Super Soldier Project. The program bears three successful candidates, among them the man known only as the Wolverine.
1979 | Erik Lehnsherr, now going by the name 'Magneto', founds a Brotherhood of Mutants in response to Xavier's growing X-Men. Among his recruits are a shapeshifter by the name of Mystique, Toad, Sabertooth, the Vanisher, Astra and the man known as the Wolverine.
1980 | Following an attack on the Whitehouse, the Brotherhood and X-Men come to blows for the first time. Realizing the X-Men are better trained and prepared than his Brotherhood, Magneto forces the X-Men onto the defensive by endangering bystanders allowing the Brotherhood to escape capture.
1982 | A man by the name of Bolivar Trask is contracted by the U.S. Government in the creation of Anti-Mutant weapons. This 'Anti-Mutant Initiative', begins with prototypes for the weapon that would become known as the Sentinel.
1983 | Realizing that the Wolverine's mind is a shattered mess due to the experiments performed on him by the 'Weapon X Program', Magneto sends Wolverine to infiltrate the X-Men. While originally treated with distrust, Wolverine, or Logan as he introduces himself. Training with the X-Men, Logan becomes infatuated with Jean Grey.
1987 | The government agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. is given charge of the 'Sentinel Program'. Focusing assets into development, S.H.I.E.L.D. designed a towering humanoid assault unit. Programmed to seek out and destroy mutants, the Sentinels were mounted on S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers for mobile deployment.
1993 | The Sentinel program is discontinued due to drastic collateral damage in the war against mutants. After a very public battle in downtown New York, the public opinion of the Sentinel Program drastically dropped with most people feeling more afraid of the Sentinels than the mutant next door.
1998 | Captain America's body is found off the North-East Coast of Newfoundland. Retrieved by S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America is thawed out in a controlled space before being rehabilitated to the modern world.
2000 | The Fantastic Four are promoted as New York's first superhero family.
2002 | The 'Avengers Initiative' is unveiled to the world as a replacement for the Sentinel program. In order to win the public's approval, Captain America is unveiled as the leader of the team. Unlike the Sentinel program which was focused on hunting and destroying mutants, the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D, Colonel Nicholas Fury promises that the Avengers are sworn to protect the public from threats against them. While mutants are still regarded with a degree of prejudice and fear, their acceptance in society moves forward.
2004 | The first mutant, Apocalypse unleashes his wrath upon the world. Nearly enslaving mankind and mutants alike. Numerous X-Men are killed in the struggle against Apocalypse with the Avengers abandoning them after Apocalypse turned several of their allies into his horsemen. Managing to defeat Apocalypse, the X-Men suffer great losses including teammate Elixir who gives his life reverting Apocalypse's changes.
2006 | A sixteen year old Spider-Man is first spotted swinging through Queens in New York City.
2008 | Bringing a massive meteor to Earth, Magneto sought to display mutant supremacy once again over mankind. An uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the Avengers leads to Magneto's defeat and unfortunately his death.
2009 | The covert strike team known as the X-Force is developed by the former X-Men Havok as a retaliation to numerous mutant sects popping up around the world to continue Magneto's work.
2012 | Jean Grey finds herself transformed as the sleeping Phoenix Force within her wakes up causing Jean to turn on her former allies and lovers. After a long hard battle, the X-Men manage to defeat the Dark Phoenix when Cyclops unleashes the full power of his optic blast on Jean while Logan manages to stab her from behind. The event takes a toll on both men, causing them to leave the X-Men soon after.
2014 | At the age of 85, Dr. Charles Xavier passes away in his sleep. His loss is felt throughout the superhuman community but especially by his mourning X-Men.
2015 | After the events of the Dark Phoenix led to mass destruction that even the Avengers failed to stop, S.H.I.E.L.D. decided to reboot he Sentinel Program. Pardoning Boliver Trask for his previous crimes, Director Fury sets Trask up with all the necessary assets he needs to create a better Sentinel.
2016 | The present year, the Xavier Institute has suffered a loss in enrollment due to the events of both Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix still present in the minds of man and mutant alike. Further contributing to the decline in recruitment is the loss of Xavier two years prior.



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C H A R A C T E R S K E L E T O N:



[B]| BIRTHNAME: |[/B]
[INDENT]The name given to you by your parents that appears on your birth certificate.[/INDENT]
[B]| NICKNAME(S): |[/B]
[INDENT]Any name you commonly go by or are called by your friends.[/INDENT]
[B]| ALIAS(ES): |[/B]
[INDENT]The name corresponding with your abilities, used in the Danger Room.[/INDENT]
[B]| SEX: |[/B]
[INDENT]Are you male, female, transgender etc?[/INDENT]
[B]| AGE: |[/B]
[INDENT]How old are you? (Please don't go any lower than 14 or any higher than 19.)[/INDENT]
[B]| APPEARANCE: |[/B]
[INDENT]What do you look like? This can be described or you can use a visual reference. Please do not use 'Anime/Manga' images. Photorealistic images are preferred but we understand they don't always work depending on the character's mutation.[/INDENT]
[B]| ABILITIES: |[/B]
[INDENT]What can your character do? Please remember to make these abilities specific and limited. Do not under any circumstance make a well-rounded character. This is the X-Men, not the Avengers.[/INDENT]
[B]| BIOGRAPHY: |[/B]
[INDENT]A short biography describing where you came from, how your life has been and how long you've been at the school. There's no need to write a novel here as we're all students barely into adulthood. [/INDENT]
[B]| MISC. NOTES: |[/B]
[INDENT]Anything else you want to add or note for yourself.[/INDENT]



R E L A T I O N S H I P S H E E T T E M P L A T E:



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[SUB][B][I]// [color=0072bc]Friend[/color] // [color=00a99d]Acquaintance[/color] // [color=f26522]Frenemy[/color] // [color=fff200]Rival[/color] // [color=ed1c24]Enemy[/color] // [color=ed145b]Crush[/color] //[/I][/B][/SUB][/CENTER]
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[*][B]<NAME WITH ASSOCIATED COLOUR>:[/B]
[INDENT][I]Short explanation of reasons behind the classification.[/I][/INDENT]
[*][B]<NAME WITH ASSOCIATED COLOUR>:[/B]
[INDENT][I]Short explanation of reasons behind the classification.[/I][/INDENT]
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[INDENT][I]Short explanation of reasons behind the classification.[/I][/INDENT]
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[INDENT][I]Short explanation of reasons behind the classification.[/I][/INDENT]
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[INDENT][I]Short explanation of reasons behind the classification.[/I][/INDENT]
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[INDENT][I]Short explanation of reasons behind the classification.[/I][/INDENT][/LIST][/INDENT]



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