Xorn (Kuan-Yin Xorn)

The Religious Affiliation of
Kuan-Yin Xorn

Religion: Buddhist CBR Scale: S

Name: Xorn

Alter Ego: Kuan-Yin Xorn

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: New X-Men Annual 2001 (Sep. 2001): "The Man from Room X!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (Xorn) New X-Men Annual 2001 (Sep. 2001): "The Man from Room X!"; ("Xorn" imposter revealed to be Magneto) New X-Men (vol. 1) #146 (Nov. 2003): "Planet X: Part One"

Creators: Grant Morrison, Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 23

Teams/Affiliations: Brotherhood of Mutants; X-Men

Race: Asian

Gender: male


From: "X-Men religious affiliations" forum discussion, started 1 June 2002 on the rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks newsgroup website (; viewed 13 June 2006):

From: Chris Dodson
Date: Sat, Jun 1 2002 9:38 pm

I'm looking for information on the religious beliefs of all the current X-Men for a story I'm submitting to Marvel. The only one I know for sure is Nightcrawler (Catholic). I get the impression that Wolverine is an atheist or agnostic, but I have no in-comic evidence to support this. Any help you guys could give me would be greatly appreciated. Also, in your responses, could you provide titles and issue numbers of the comics in which the information is stated? Thanks.

From: EBailey140
Date: Fri, Jun 7 2002 5:47 am

...Xorn's Buddhist.

This character is in the following 25 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Astonishing X-Men Saga #1 (Mar. 2006) (cameo)
Astonishing X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Sketchbook (Sep. 2009)
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #2 (Sep. 2009): "Weapon Omega" (mentioned)
New X-Men
Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #430 (Oct. 2003): "The Draco, Part Two"
X-Men (vol. 3) #41 (Apr. 2013): "Tin Man, Part 2" (only on cover)
Young X-Men #10 (Mar. 2009): "Who the Hell is Cipher?" (3-panel cameo)

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