Xorn (Shen Xorn)

The Religious Affiliation of
Shen Xorn

Religion: Buddhist CBR Scale: U

Name: Xorn

Alter Ego: Shen Xorn

Other Names: Xorn II

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: X-Men (vol. 2) #157 (July 2004): "Day of the Atom, Part One: Black Holes"

Creators: Chuck Austen, Salvador Larroca, Danny Miki

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

Number of Appearances: 11

   Comic Book Appearances: 10

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: 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 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Astonishing X-Men Saga #1 (Mar. 2006) (cameo)
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #2 (Sep. 2009): "Weapon Omega" (mentioned)
X-Men (vol. 2) #157 (July 2004): "Day of the Atom, Part One: Black Holes"

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