The Exiles are a group of fictional characters in Marvel Comics. The Exiles, created by writer Judd Winick and artist Mike McKone, consists of characters from different dimensions, or realities, which have been removed from time and space in order to correct problems (often called “hiccups") in various alternate worlds and divergent timelines in the multiverse. The team usually is made up of six members and each time a member is killed or returned to his or her home reality, a new member is introduced and joins the team. However, the series is notable for the number of characters who stay dead, in contrast to the frequent resurrections that occur in the main Marvel and DC continuities.
The Exiles then discover there is a second team conscripted by the Timebroker, Weapon X, whose missions typically involve killing or maiming innocents and heroes. The two teams join forces to rescue a group of children from a Sentinel prison camp. However, the teams are told the second stage of the mission is to kill one of the children - David Richards (son of Rachel Summers and Franklin Richards) - who will apparently grow up to become a powerful supervillain. Weapon X is willing to kill him, but the Exiles are not and the two teams fight until the Timebroker intervenes. Sabretooth (of the Weapon X team) agrees to stay behind and raise David Richards himself.
The Timebroker sends Blink home after a visit to a world plagued by a variant of the Legacy Virus, since the team had repaired her personal broken chain in time and Magik (Illyana Rasputin) takes her place. Mimic then replaces Blink as leader, gaining the Tallus.
The Exiles arrive in the main Marvel Universe (Earth-616) where they meet the X-Men after Havok's canceled wedding. The Exiles team up with the X-Men against an evil Havok from the Mutant X universe, who shares a body with the good Havok. After Havok is subdued, the Timebroker arrives to personally eliminate the Mutant X Havok's consciousness.
After Sunfire is killed by a Brood-infected Mimic, she is replaced by the Exiles' former teammate Blink. During the next mission, the Exiles and Weapon X are forced to battle each other until only six remain alive. Magik is killed by Hyperion when she attempts to switch sides and betray the Exiles. Hyperion is eventually defeated by Blink, who teleports his own heat vision into his back, paralyzing him. Gambit (of Weapon X) is allowed to deliver the killing blow against Hyperion with Magik's sword, which actually kills them both, leaving five Exiles alive and their mission complete.
The Exiles visit the main Marvel Universe for a second time where they are joined by Namora, who replaces Magik, and are instructed to "leave their possessions and earn their wings". Reed Richards deduces this means they are to leave Nocturne behind (whose power involves possession) and have Beak join the Exiles, which is confirmed by the Timebroker.
Eventually, the Exiles break free of the Timebroker and stage a raid on Panoptichron (also known as the "Crystal Palace"), home of the Timebroker and a location from which many parallel universes can be monitored. Here they discover that the Timebroker is an alien race of bug-like beings that found the Panoptichron and accidentally broke a series of timelines. Lacking the power to repair the timelines, they concocted this scheme of recruiting heroes from various worlds to do their work for them. Not only that, all previously "returned" heroes are actually in Panoptichron, frozen in blocks, along with the killed heroes. As a final twist, the evil Hyperion has broken free of his prison and has taken over Panoptichron. The Exiles defeat Hyperion, but at the cost of Namora and Holocaust's lives. Beak returns from stasis and saved the day by calling on two good versions of Hyperion for help, fulfilling his destiny as an Exile. Only Blink, Mimic, Morph, Sabretooth, Beak, and Heather Hudson remain to pick up the pieces.
Then, Heather discovers an Earth inhabited by a disturbingly close approximation of the original Exiles team, complete with their own Timebroker. After the "classic Exiles" fight "the all-new Exiles" (as Morph put it), it is later revealed that the whole thing was a scheme orchestrated by the Grandmaster, who seeks revenge on the Exiles for freeing Professor X on their first mission and ruining a bet. The Exiles, past and present, join forces with the Wrecking Crew of that Earth to defeat the Grandmaster. The current team then leaves the Earth in the hands of the approximation Exiles.
The Exiles then take three weeks to save a chain of cracked realities, injuring Blink, Morph, and Spider-Man. They also discover that Proteus is possibly immune to metal while in Morph’s body. Meanwhile, former Exile, Thunderbird, is in the stasis gallery, dreaming of what might have been had he not become comatose.
After the Exiles return to Panoptichron, they find it empty, with no equipment, Timebreakers, or Heather. Blink and Morph eventually visit Heather, who thought the Exiles were dead and left Panoptichron. Heather is now pregnant and out of commission, so Psylocke stays behind to learn more about the Panoptichron while the other Exiles resume their missions. There she experiences visions which warn her of something bad to come, and an alternate version of Kitty Pryde appears from nowhere with no warning. The Exiles go to a seemingly perfect world led by Victor Von Doom but when Blink is caught by Reed Richards she begins to discover what hides behind this facade. She then recruits Longshot and Morph, who also sense something amiss with this world. They flee with that world's Reed to begin a resistance. Meanwhile, Spider-Man 2099 meets Gwen Stacy and Sabretooth has a one-night stand with this world's Invisible Woman. In reality, she was assigned to get close to him so Doom could copy the Tallus, which he does. He then sends a team of soldiers to Panoptichron. They take out Psylocke and assume Kitty Pryde is a freaked out child, though she appears to be faking that. Then the soldiers are attacked by Thunderbird, who is no longer comatose. Kitty Pryde (who goes by Cat), uses her phasing powers to make a diversion long enough to allow Thunderbird to free Psylocke. Together, they defeat the soldiers and send them home, just in time for them to see Doom's defeat, whose Earth is destroyed by Reed Richards as there is no way to turn the humans back to their normal emotional state.
As a result the Exiles are scattered to various dimensions, much like Union Jack had done previously. Psylocke, Thunderbird, and Cat are able to work on the equipment and retrieve Blink, Morph, and Sabretooth, and new members Mystiq and Rogue are brought along. Spider-Man 2099 finds a girlfriend and stays on the world he landed in. Longshot, once again, got lucky and landed in the Crystal Palace after the transport went wrong.
Blink discovers an Earth they were supposed to save, but did not because they were chasing Proteus during the World Tour. Iron Man, Nighthawk, Wild Child, and Luke Cage from that reality died because they did not receive help from the Exiles. So, Blink decides to help an alternate Quentin Quire by acting as the Timebroker through Gambit's old Tallus, which is given to him by the Nighthawk from the reality where the Exiles had battled Weapon X after Quentin is able to transport himself there on his own. Then, he meets Mary Jane and Luke Cage, from the Vi-Locks reality, and an alternate Spitfire. Finally, he ends up in the Age of Apocalypse where he saves Wild Child. Blink then sends all five heroes (Luke Cage, Quentin, Nighthawk, Spitfire, and Wild Child) to replace Iron Man, Nighthawk, Wild Child, and Luke Cage from Quentin's reality.
First seen in Exiles #5, they are a team that complete missions more ruthless than those of the Exiles. This team had various members and its roster changed more than the Exiles. Weapon X was originally composed of Sabretooth, Kane, Mesmero, Wolverine, Maverick, and Deadpool. The team was destroyed during the "A Blink in Time" arc, when the Timebroker wanted to downsize both teams in hopes of killing off the insane Hyperion, who abandoned missions to try to rule worlds.
|Character||Real Name||Joined in||Notes|
|Blink (Age of Apocalypse/Earth-295)||Clarice Ferguson||Exiles #1, rejoins in #37||Team leader and Tallus holder; she is from the Age of Apocalypse and is sent "home" once in Exiles #22 but is actually sent to the Earth that Sabretooth was marooned on; returns to the team after the death of Sunfire. Left with Nocturne and Thunderbird to take vacation on Heather's Earth.|
|Nocturne (Professor W's X-Men/Earth 2182)||Talia Josephine "TJ" Wagner||Exiles #1||From a reality where she is the daughter of the Scarlet Witch and Nightcrawler. Becomes pregnant by Thunderbird but miscarries after his injury; ends up being swapped for Beak and spends time on Earth-616 as a member of New Excalibur. Currently on Heather's Earth recovering from a stroke.|
|Morph (Earth 1801)||Kevin Sydney||Exiles #1||Only long-standing member; was offered to be sent home once but declines, saying he needs the team and cannot abandon them or the Earths in peril. Currently possessed by Proteus; however, Proteus has been hypnotized into thinking that he really is Morph.|
|Thunderbird (Earth 1100)||John Proudstar||Exiles #1, rejoins in #98||From a reality where he is made into War of the Horsemen of Apocalypse; ended up brain-dead in Exiles #10; is replaced by Sasquatch. He still remains in the Stasis Gallery due to the fact that he is neither dead nor healthy and alive. Scans of his brain detect the presence of Alpha-waves, which indicate that he is dreaming. He seems to have woken up and somehow escaped the stasis wall at the end of issue #97, rejoining the Exiles in #98. He later leaves again to be with Nocturne.|
|Mimic (Earth-12)||Calvin Montgomery Rankin||Exiles #1||Former Tallus holder; leads the team when Blink was sent home; accidentally kills Sunfire when he becomes implanted with a Queen Brood egg after a mission detour; possessed by Proteus of Earth-House of M; dies after Proteus sucked the life out of him. Blink personally returns Mimic to his reality's X-Men in Exiles #83.|
|Magnus (Earth-27)||Magnus Lehnsherr||Exiles #1||From a reality where he is the son of Rogue and Magneto; died in Exiles #2 sacrificing himself to contain a nuclear explosion in a reality where Magneto was good and Xavier was evil; replaced by Sunfire. He is sent home in Exiles #83 with a note explaining his story, until then he was believed by his parents to have run away.|
|Character||Real Name||Joined in||Notes|
|Sunfire (Earth-2109)||Mariko Yashida||Exiles #2||Replaced Magnus after he sacrificed himself; revealed to be gay; died from a collapsing building when Mimic went on a rampage while being possessed by a Queen Brood egg . Her ashes are taken back to Legacy World where she had a relationship with Mary-Jane Watson (that reality's Spider-Woman) during a mission detour.|
|Sasquatch (Earth-3470)||Heather McDaniel Hudson||Exiles #10||Replaced Thunderbird after he became brain-dead. Was possessed by Tanaraq when she was gravely injured , Tanaraq is purged from her body, leaving her powerless. Is replaced by Sabretooth. Served at the teams communications base in the Panoptichron until she believed the entire Exiles team died. She gets very drunk and returns to her home planet, where she becomes pregnant to her husband|
|Magik (Earth-4210)||Illyana Nikolievna Rasputin||Exiles #22||Replaced Blink. Killed by Hyperion . She is not replaced by anyone since the Timebroker is trying to downsize both the Exiles and Weapon X teams. Sent home for burial in Exiles #83.|
|Namora (Earth-2189)||Namora McKenzie||Exiles #46||Alternate female version of Namor; killed by Hyperion. Sent home for burial in Exiles #83.|
|Beak (Earth-616)||Barnell Bohusk||Exiles #48||Traded places with Nocturne; replaced by Holocaust; returned home in Exiles #71. He was depowered as a result of Decimation and is currently a member of the New Warriors while using a power suit, now known as Blackwing.|
|Tanaraq (Earth-3470)||Tanaraq||Exiles #57||Gains dominance over the body of Sasquatch; is purged from Heather's system.|
|Sabretooth (Earth-295)||Victor Creed||Exiles #59||From the Age of Apocalypse reality, same as Blink; picked by Hyperion to distract Blink from leading; replaced Sasquatch after her power loss.|
|Holocaust (Earth-295)||Nemesis||Exiles #60||Also from the Age of Apocalypse reality as Sabretooth and Blink; replaced Beak; killed by Hyperion. Not sent home for burial because Hyperion absorbed his energy-based body.|
|Longshot (Mojoverse)||Longshot||Exiles #74||As part of a bargain Heather Hudson made with Mojo which allowed the semi-memory wiped Longshot to join the team in exchange for Mojo to have the ability to view more dimensions in the Multiverse than he had access to previously and receive video feed of the Exiles to turn into a "reality show". Longshot recently left the team to try and resume his life with Dazzler.|
|Spider-Man (Earth-6375, now Earth 22056)||Miguel O'Hara||Exiles #76||From the 2099 approximation. Joined when Proteus, in the body of Hulk 2099, publicly unmasked him, ruining his life in his home universe. With the desire to help the Exiles track down and catch the villain who did this to him, Spider-Man was the first member to join the team voluntarily. Spider-Man later revisited his home reality, making sure his family was safe after his identity was exposed. Later quit the Exiles after settling on Earth 22056 with a new girlfriend.|
|Power Princess (Earth-712)||Zarda||Exiles #78||From Squadron Supreme. Joined in Hyperion's place to help the Exiles catch Proteus and a Squadron appointed liaison to watch the Exiles. Recently quit the team to return to the Squadron Supreme.|
|Proteus (Earth-58163)||Kevin MacTaggert||Exiles #69||From the visit to House of M, Proteus has been the first enemy the Exiles had to hunt through realities and their second antagonist. He was successful in attempting to possess Morph, but was brainwashed by Blink (with help from a device from the Squadron Supreme). As a result, Proteus only has access to Kevin Sidney's memories, therefore believing that he is, in fact, the real Morph.|
|Psylocke (Earth-616)||Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock||Exiles #90||From New Excalibur. Powers and abilities include: telekinesis, a mastery of ninjutsu, and an immunity to telepathy, reality alterations, and spells.|
|Cat||Katherine "Kitty" Pryde||Exiles #98||Somehow appeared in the Panoptichron at the end of Exiles #96, joined with Thunderbird in #98. Keeps shifting from one alternate Kitty Pryde shape to another.|
|Mystiq (Earth 797)||Raphael-Raven Darkholme||Exiles #99||A male version of Mystique who had a child with Destiny (though both the child and her died). Was saved by Sabertooth when he was attacked by soldiers at his lover's grave. Joined the team when they went to pick him up again.|
|Rogue (Earth 1009)||Anna Raven||Exiles #99||An apparent criminal who lived in Japan. Was saved from the Avengers by Morph and tagged along when the team went to get him.|
|Sage (Earth 616)||also known as Tessa||X-Men: Die by the Sword #5||New resident of the Panoptichron and liaison of the team to it.|
|Gambit (Earth 6706)||Remy||New Exiles#4||Son of a Sue Storm and a black Namor. Joined the Exiles willingly.|
After the Timebreakers fired the original Exiles Team, they gathered multiple squads consisting solely of alternate versions of Wolverine. The last Wolverine squad was formed in Exiles #85 and consisted the following members:
|Patch (Earth-181)||Exiles #85||Apparently from the same Earth as Weapon X's Daredevil. Killed by Sabretooth.|
|Zombie Wolvie (Earth-6195)||Exiles #85||Not the same Zombie Wolverine who first appeared in Ultimate Fantastic Four 22-23 and Marvel Zombies #1-5. The original Marvel Zombies version became a member of The Galactus as of Marvel Zombies #5. Killed when Elsie-Dee's internal bomb went off.|
|Albert Dee (Earth-50211)||Exiles #85||An android built to destroy Wolverine, Elsie-Dee's acolyte. Killed in the blast when Logan attacked Brother Mutant.|
|Elsie Dee (Earth-50211)||Exiles #85||A gynoid built to destroy Wolverine, Albert Dee's acolyte. Detonated her internal bomb to weaken Brother Mutant.|
|Weapon X (Earth-520)||Exiles #85||Logan, right after his adamantium was implanted on him by the Weapon X Program. Assumed dead in the Exiles attack on Brother Mutant.|
|James Howlett (Earth-1880)||Exiles #85||He has just discovered his powers and thusly has assumed neither Logan's nor Wolverine's identity. The only Wolverine Exile to return home alive from the team introduced in Exiles #85.|
|Major Logan (Earth-811/DotFP)||Uncanny X-Men #141/Exiles #85 (as an Exile)||Snatched by the Timebroker moments before his apparent demise at the hand of the Sentinels. He, Marvel Girl III, and Kate Pryde are the only known survivors from the X-Men in this timeline. Killed by an energy blast as he nearly killed Brother Mutant, his death echoes the one featured in his own timeline (although a Sentinel, not another mutant, killed him in that timeline). He was subsequently resurrected by X-51 of the Earth X universe.|
|Others||Exiles #85-86||43 other Wolverine versions were to be seen on issue #86 cover, a Hulk, a clown, and a Thing version were featured in the comics and at least three were on the Panoptichron's screen at the end of #86. 27 of them died, according to Heather Hudson (including 6 of the 7 main). Other versions included female Wolverines, Brother Xavier and a Deadpool-like version.|
The mission of these Wolverine Teams was to eliminate the Brother Mutant, but he(?) captured and hypnotized them. Finally, the last Wolverine team manages to kill the Brother Mutant, with the help of the first Exiles team. In the end, seventeen Wolverines perished during the fight. James Howlett was the only member sent home.
|Timebroker/Icon/Lady (Nowhere, nowhen)||Exiles #1||The apparent founder of the Exiles, supposedly a construct of the Exiles and Weapon X'ers collective subconsciousness, later revealed to be an interface created by the Timebreakers to lure conscripts into cooperating. The Timebroker interface is now used for communication when the Tallus can not be used. It has been seen in four forms: a butler for the Exiles, a lady for Weapon X and Icon, a mini-Heather for when she was in charge, and a Wolverine-look-alike butler for the Wolverines.|
|Spider Woman (Vi-Locks/Earth-8545)||Exiles #23||Sunfire's lover from the Earth that had been infected by the Vi-Locks. It was to her Earth that Nocturne and Sunfire were sent when the Vampire King disrupted their teleport in Exiles #32 and #34. Considered Sunfire's true love, it's on her Earth that Morph had her buried.|
|Power Fist (Vi-Locks/Earth-8545)||Exiles #23||Leader of Mary Jane's Avengers. Later recruited by the Exiles to replace another Earth's self who shouldn't have died.|
|Nighthawk||Exiles #45||Took Morph away from the rubble after his fight with Weapon X's Ms. Marvel and was inspired by the Exiles to become a hero. Was later recruited by Quentin Quire in order to replace another Earth's Nighthawk who shouldn't have died.|
|Timebreakers (Nowhere, nowhen)||Exiles #63||A race of insectoid aliens. They recruited both the Exile and Weapon X teams. They have a hive-like societal structure. They used to maintain the systems in the Crystal Palace.|
|Hyperion (Earth-712)||Exiles #64||From Squadron Supreme. Battled Hyperion from Weapon X in Exiles #65 and asked Beak to keep an eye on the Exiles. Proteus took advantage of it to slow the Exiles down in Exiles #76-78 and he almost joined the team but Power Princess stepped in instead.|
|Hyperion (Earth-5764)||Exiles #64||Blind Hyperion who was recruited by Beak to help defeat Weapon X's Hyperion. He then returned to his Earth after leaving the Exiles in Beak's "care".|
|Doctor Strange||Exiles #65||Did not go to Tibet and thusly did not have any powers but in turn was the best doctor of the Multiverse. Helped heal Morph and Mimic after the second fight against Hyperion. He was killed by Deadpool who tried to escape from the Panoptichron.|
|The elderly pair||Exiles #96||Cockrum lookalikes who claimed to be the former owners of the Panoptichron. They have appeared to Psylocke to warn her about an impending threat (Rouge-Mort's army and Mad Jim Jaspers) and have brought Blink back from the future after a teleportation gone wrong. They temporarily stayed at the Panoptichron with the team.|
|New Excalibur||X-Men: Die by the Sword #1||Psylocke's brother's team. Consists of Nocturne and 616 versions of Dazzler (Longshot's wife), Pete Wisdom, Captain Britain, and Sage.|
|Roma and Opal Luna Saturnyne||X-Men: Die by the Sword #1||Majestrix of the multiverse, guardian of all reality and a Courtney Ross counterpart, Roma's servant.|
|Mad Jim Jaspers (Earth-238)||X-Men: Die by the Sword #1||A former English prime minister fused with the Fury during the House of M, turned mad and attacked Roma.|
|Rouge-Mort and her squad||X-Men: Die by the Sword #1||A strike force apparently linked to Mad Jim Jaspers.|
|Captain Britain Corps||X-Men: Die by the Sword #2||Defenders of the Multiverse, one for each reality.|
|Quentin Quire||Exiles: Days of Then and Now||From an Earth where Hulk took control of the Annihilation Wave, killing almost every hero. Led by Blink to recruit some heroes to save his own Earth.|
|Spitfire||Exiles: Days of Then and Now||Chosen by Blink to replace an Earth's Iron Man after being led to become a hero by Quentin Quire.|
|Wild Child (Earth-295)||Exiles: Days of Then and Now||Sabertooth's "dog". Driven mad by the loss of his master, he was saved by Quentin and sent to replace another Earth's self who shouldn't have died.|
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|Blink||Blink||Blink||Blink||Blink||Blink||Blink||Blink||Blink||Blink||(on leave)7||(on leave)|
|Longshot||Longshot||Longshot||Longshot||Longshot||Longshot||Longshot||Longshot||Longshot||Nocturne(on leave)7||(on leave)|
|Spider-Man 2099||Spider-Man 2099||Spider-Man 2099||Spider-Man 2099||Spider-Man 2099||Spider-Man 2099||Spider-Man 2099|
|Power Princess||Power Princess||Power Princess||Psylocke||Psylocke||Psylocke||Psylocke|
|T-Bird||T-Bird||(on leave)7||(on leave)|
|Heather Hudson6||Heather Hudson||Heather Hudson||Heather Hudson||Heather Hudson||Heather Hudson||Heather Hudson||Psylocke||Psylocke/Cat||Cat||Sage/Cat||Sage/Cat|