Only Professor X Can Name All These X-Men Characters

Forget the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the X-Men movie franchise is the longest-running superhero film series ever. Since the original X-Men arrived in cinemas in 2000, there have been five more mainstream movies, three Wolverine solo movies and a Deadpool spin-off, with the sequel to this opening in cinemas this week. Those in the works include a sixth mainline entry, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and another spin-off, The New Mutants.

Over the past twenty years, then, the X-Men franchise has brought an incredible amount of characters from the pages of Marvel comics to the screen. Professor X's team of heroic mutants has grown and grown as we have seen it in multiple incarnations over the years. The same can be said for their enemies - the militant mutant group the Brotherhood of Mutants and the many humans that are out to get them.

All in all, the number of major characters in the X-Men movies number into the dozens. So how many can you name? You'd have to have the mental powers of Professor X himself to get all 40 of the characters named below. Or would you? Prove that your mutant power is remembering X-Men trivia by taking our quiz.

1Name The X-Men Character

There's no hiding the fact that this esteemed bald gentleman you can see on your right is Professor X - we did put his name in the title of this quiz, after all! Besides that, he is the iconic mentor to the X-Men, a wise mutant who fights for a world where mutants and humanity can live in piece. Ok, so you know he's called Professor X - but what is his real name? Pick the right answer from the options below.

2Name The X-Men Character

Here's another character we can't pretend you won't know the superhero name of. In fact, you could say we can't pull the wool(verine) over your eyes. Yes, this is the most famous X-Man, Wolverine, as played by Hugh Jackman. But here's a slightly tougher question, though: what is his real name? This immortal character typically goes by only the one name as he does not remember his past. So what do Wolvie's friends call him? Pick the right answer from the options below.

3Name The X-Men Character

While Professor X believes that mutantkind and humanity might be able to coexist peacefully one day, his old friend turned enemy does not. In fact, he thinks that humans have had their day and the mutants should rise up and claim the world. That sounds pretty villainous, but he's just doing what he feels is right for his species. To him, humanity are the bad guys. So what supervillain moniker does this metal-controlling mutant usually go by? Pick the right answer from the options below.

4Name The X-Men Character

Here's another character you will likely recognize instantly. This is, of course, Mystique, the blue-skinned shapeshifting femme fatale that has been known to ally herself with both the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants. The depiction of Mystique in the original trilogy painted her as a straight-up villain, but the modern films - where she is played by Jennifer Lawrence - have made her a protagonist. So what is the birth name of Mystique? Pick the right answer from the options below.

5Name The X-Men Character

This here X-Men hasn't appeared in too many movies, but he has quickly become one of the most fan favourite cast members. As played by American Horror story star Evan Peters, this is Quicksilver - the resident speedster on the X-Men's team. He has appeared in Days of Future Past and Apocalypse to date, and stole the best scene in both movies. So we know his superhero name, but what is his regular name? Pick the right answer from the options below.

6Name The X-Men Character

This guy is Cyclops, one of the elder members of the X-Men known for his laser vision. Without his specially-made visor, Cyclops would fry anyone he looks at. With this visor, though, he can control and focus his power. He was played in the original movies by James Marsden and as a teenager in Apocalypse by Tye Sheridan. He is set to return in Dark Phoenix. But what is Cyclops' regular name? Pick the right answer from the four options below.

7Name The X-Men Character

This psychic redhead is generally something of a shy, withdrawn soul but she is actually one of the biggest guns on the X-Men's side. We will get to see what happens when she really lets go in the upcoming Dark Phoenix. She is depicted as being in a long-term relationship with Cyclops, though she is also attracted to Wolverine when she is older. So what is this X-Men character's name (she doesn't always have a superhero one)? Pick the answer from the options below.

8Name The X-Men Character

Controlling the weather is an underrated superpower - and this character proves why. Watching her summon storm clouds and lightning is one of the coolest visuals of the X-Men movie series. She has appeared in most of the films and is a real asset to the team. She is typically played by Halle Berry, but Alexandra Shipp took on the role from Apocalypse onward. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

9Name The X-Men Character

This character is one of the founding X-Men members in the comics but has had his importance drastically reduced in the movies. He has appeared only twice. Ben Foster played him in The Last Stand and Ben Hardy played him in Apocalypse. In the latter, he was a plain old villain. So what do we know about him? Well, he has wings. Does that help you work out what his superhero name could be? Pick the right answer from the options below.

10Name The X-Men Character

Kurt Wagner is a German orphan who often struggled to fit in due to his physical mutations. Due to being raised in a circus, however, he became adept in acrobatics - which come in handy when he uses his awesome teleporting abilities. He is very kind and innocent and, despite others seeing him as a demon, he is a devout Christian. So what is the superhero name of this X-Men character. Pick the right answer from the four options below.

11Name The X-Men Character

Here's another character who has been ridiculously underused in the movies. This student at the X-Mansion, who has the ability to create pyrotechnics from her hands, has appeared in cameos in many movies - you can notice her thanks to her distinctive yellow coat. However, it wasn't until Apocalypse that she even had a speaking role. It's a shame as she has a long history in the comics. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

12Name The X-Men Character

Here is one of the most laughably bad interpretations of a popular comic book character ever. In The Last Stand, Vinnie Jones played this unstoppable bad guy who can destroy anything he charges at. Unfortunately, his performance was hammy and the dialogue he spouted was simply atrocious. It's a shame, as just because he's thick-headed shouldn't mean he is portrayed as, well, thick-headed. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the four options below.

13Name The X-Men Character

This character appeared in X-2 and the following film, The Last Stand. He was a student at the X-Mansion, but he was a bit of a bully and a hot-head - which makes sense when you consider that he has the ability to manipulate fire. He defected to the Brotherhood of Mutants, however, and returned in the next film to fight against his former classmates. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

14Name The X-Men Character

In fact, the last character's main rival at school was this mutant. Bobby Drake is an all-round nice guy and has the ability to create, and ultimately turn himself into, ice. He is known for his relationships with two of his fellow female students at the mansion. He was played by Shawn Ashmore across four X-Men movies, last appearing in Days of Future Past. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

15Name The X-Men Character

This mutant, as played by Anna Paquin, has one of the coolest but also most tragic powers of any X-Man. She can copy the power of any other mutant by touch - but this also means that she can't touch anyone without the risk of killing them. As such, she would like nothing better than to be human. She even tried to get a cure for her condition in The Last Stand. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

16Name The X-Men Character

This character is probably one of the most beloved X-Men characters in the comics, but so far she has only appeared in two of the movies. In The Last Stand, Ellen Page debuted as the teenage mutant who can phase through matter. She reappeared in Days of Future Past, which revealed that she could also send people back in time. Rumor has it that she is getting her own solo film soon. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

17Name This X-Men Character

Deadpool has always had a cult following of comic book fans, but his popularity has exploded on a global level in the past few years thanks to his own solo movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Known as the Merc with the Mouth, this character is a quipping, fourth wall-breaking anti-hero who's pretty much unlike any other superhero out there. His next movie is out this month. So what is the real name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

18Name The X-Men Character

Here's another character from the Deadpool movie franchise. In the first film, she is a representative of the X-Men who works with the Merc with the Mouth to bring his enemies down. She is completely no-nonsense and has the ability to energy explosions with the power of atomic blasts. It's fair to say that she has the coolest superhero name of anyone ever. But what is the really cool name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

19Name The X-Men Character

There are two different versions of this villain from the movies. Let's just focus on the one that appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as played by Liev Schreiber. He is depicted as Wolvie's half-brother and the pair have an intense sibling rivalry. His real name is Victor Creed and he has similar savage abilities to his bro. e.g. his sharp fangs and claws. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

20Name The X-Men Character

This character appears in the closer to the Wolverine trilogy of solo movies. She is actually a young female clone of the man himself, basically making her his daughter. She was raised in a lab and, though she was given the name Laura by a kindly nurse, she is most known by her assigned codename. She has retractable adamantium claws like her pops. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

21Name The X-Men Character

Here is the character who might take the award for having the most squandered potential. Olivia Munn has appeared in just Apocalypse to date, which cast her as a stooge of the villain of the movie. Though it did a good job of showing how cool her psionic powers are, it didn't touch on what makes the character interesting in the comics. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the four options below.

22Name The X-Men Character

The most powerful mutant in all of history is this dude. Originally from ancient Egypt, he can transfer his consciousness into different bodies to survive, which means he picks up more and more mutations as he goes along. His ultimate goal seems to be to cause humanity's destruction and rule over the world. Truth be told, he's a bit of a bore, though. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

23Name The X-Men Character

This character is an interesting case. He's actually in four X-Men movies, but he hardly gets a line of dialogue - as his metal form means he is basically the team's muscle. A different iteration of the character appeared in Deadpool, though, which gave him much more to do. The two versions of the character have been played by Daniel Cudmore and Stefan Kapicic, respectively. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

24Name The X-Men Character

Dr Hank McCoy once had a mutation that was fairly easy to hide - he had large prehensile feet. However, in a bid to control his appearance, he actually unleashed his full mutation, turning him into a blue, furry animal-like creature. He has been played by both Nicholas Hoult, in his younger days, and Kelsey Grammer in his middle-aged form. All in all, he has appeared in five movies to date. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

25Name The X-Men Character

Alex Summers is the older brother of Cyclops. He was one of Professor X's first mutant students. He was originally a cocky, big-headed young man who nevertheless struggled to control his energy-blasting powers. He matured, though, learned to focus his power and later served in the army. He appeared in the first three movies in the revised timeline, as played by Lucas Till. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

26Name The X-Men Character

Here is another of the Professor's original proteges. Sean Cassidy was a teen with the ability to produce sonic screams. He trained his power with the help of the Professor and became one of the first team of X-Men. He could even use his screams to make himself fly. He was played by Caleb Landry Jones in X-Men: First Class. It was revealed in Days of Future Past that he had died. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

27Name The X-Men Character

This femme fatale was the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, a secret organisation of rich mutants who wanted to take over the world. She was both telepathic and could transform her skin into diamond. She was another character to appear in First Class. Like the last character, she was revealed to have been murdered in Days of Future Past. She was a villain, but we're not sure she deserved that. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

28Name The X-Men Character

This character's boss at the Hellfire Club was this villain, as played by Kevin Bacon. He was once a high-ranking Nazi officer, but he created a new identity for himself in the 1960s as an affluent American. He was really a mutant who could absorb and feed on energy. He was murdered by Magneto who took his place as the head of the Hellfire Club, renaming them the Brotherhood of Mutants. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

29Name The X-Men Character

This character played by Rose Byrne was a crack CIA agent who worked with Professor X and his team as he tried to bring down the Hellfire Club. They pair developed an attraction, but the Prof eventually wiped her memory to protect the secrets of the X-Men. He later restored her memories when they met again. She has appeared in both First Class and Apocalypse. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

30Name The X-Men Character

This guy could be said to Wolverine's nemesis. A mutant-hating military man who ran the Weapon X program that gave Wolvie his Adamantium skeleton, his ultimate goal would be to wipe out mutantkind. Multiple versions of the character have appeared in multiple movies, which have filled in his life. The actors who have played him are Brian Cox, Danny Huston and Josh Helman. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

31Name The X-Men Character

This slimy henchman is one of the members of Magneto's Brotherhood of Mutants. He has appeared in the original X-Men movie and Days of Future Past (in a very different portrayal). So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below. To help you out, we'll remind you of the infamous line that's said to his character: "What happens to a __ when it's hit by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else."

32Name The X-Men Character

This guy is one of the most popular mutants from the comics, however he has appeared in just one movie so far. He was one of Wolverine's team mates on the Weapon X program. He has the ability to turn anything he touches explosive. He particularly likes to do this with cards. He is nicknamed "the Ragin' Cajun" by fans due to his Louisiana roots. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

33Name The X-Men Character

Fred Dukes' mutant power is, uh, that he's seriously obese. His extra fat allows him to be incredibly durable and even impervious to bullets. He primarily appears in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though he later appears in a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse. In both appearances, he is depicted as a fighter - he's a boxer in his first role and a cage fighter in the second. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

34Name The X-Men Character

Kelly Hu appears in X-2 as this character who is under the control of Brian Cox's villain. We don't get to find out what she is really like but, when brainwashed, she makes for a terrifying foe for Wolverine. Whereas he has three metal claws on each hand, she has ten coming out of her fingernails. It's a shame she hasn't been in more movies. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

35Name The X-Men Character

Remember we mentioned those characters that had died in Days of Future Past? That's due to this guy, played by Games of Thrones' Peter Dinklage. He was a scientist dedicated to wiping out all mutants. He killed and experimented on as many as he could find to create his mutant-hunting Sentinel robots. In the original timeline, he created a world where mutants were driven to extinction. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

36Name This X-Men Character

This character appeared in First Class as played by Zoe Kravitz. She initially worked at a strip club but joined the original X-Men team. However, she soon switched to the Hellfire Club. She can grow insectoid wings from her back, that appear like a tattoo when retracted, and can also spit fireballs. She was another one said to have been killed in Days of Future Past. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

37Name The X-Men Character

Deadpool's fiancee in the movies is this free-spirited woman played by Morena Baccharin. She ultimately fills the role of damsel in distress in the first film when the Merc with the Mouth's enemies kidnap her to get to him. She is set to return in the upcoming sequel. In the comics, she's actually a mutant herself, but this has yet to be explored in the movies. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

38Name The X-Men Character

Deadpool's nemesis in his first movie is this guy. Though his real name is the rather unvillainous "Francis"- which the Merc makes fun of incessantly - he is a tough and cruel individual. He is actually responsible for turning Wade into an unkillable anti-hero in the first place. He works in an underground facility which brings out people's latent mutant powers. So what is the supervillain name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the four options below.

39Name The X-Men Character

This mutant is an albino with the power to sense and track other mutants. He lived with Wolverine and Professor X in a possible future where mutants were almost extinct. He was played by comedian Stephen Merchant in a surprisingly strong dramatic turn. He gave his life to save his friends. Oddly, a different version of the character, played by Tomaz LeMarquis, previously appeared in Apocalypse. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

40Name The X-Men Character

There are many human villains in the X-Men franchise who hate mutants. This guy was the original. He appeared in the first movie back in 2000 as a US senator who campaigned against mutant rights. When the Brotherhood turned him into a mutant, however, he had his eyes opened to what it was like to be part of this persecuted community. He was played by Bruce Davidson. So what is the name of this X-Men character? Pick the right answer from the options below.

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