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X-Men: Legacy (vol. 1) #208 (Apr. 2008):
“From Genesis to Revelations”
by Mike Carey, John Romita Jr., Scot Eaton, Klaus Janson, etc.

X-Men: Legacy (vol. 1) #208

Title: “From Genesis to Revelations”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Apr. 2008

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mike Carey
Art by: John Romita Jr., Scot Eaton, Klaus Janson, John Dell


52 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(lead character)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Phoenix Phoenix (Jean Grey) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,122
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr) villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Bishop Bishop (Lucas Bishop) villain hero
CBR Scale: S X-Men veneration (lapsed)
NYPD; X-Men...  Marvel 548
Omega Sentinel Omega Sentinel (Karima Shapandar) hero
CBR Scale: I Hindu
Prime Sentinels; X-Men...  Marvel 64
Exodus Exodus (Bennet du Paris) villain
CBR Scale: S Catholic (lapsed); mutant supremacist worshipper of Magneto
Brotherhood of Mutants; The Marauders...  Marvel 102
Frenzy Frenzy (Joanna Cargill) villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist worshipper
of Magneto
X-Men; The Alliance of Evil...  Marvel 44
Moira MacTaggert Moira MacTaggert supporting character scientist
  [Charles Xavier's colleague, girlfriend] Marvel 243
Amelia Voght Amelia Voght villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist worshipper
of Magneto
The Acolytes Marvel 50
Cable Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers)
(3-panel cameo)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Askani (leader)
X-Men; The New Mutants (leader)...  Marvel 666
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Gambit Gambit (Remy LeBeau)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Cajun Catholic
X-Men; Weapon X (Exiles)...  Marvel 954
White Queen White Queen (Emma Frost)
(2-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Episcopalian (nominal); mutant supremacist
X-Men; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 3,409
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
(1-panel cameo)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
S.H.I.E.L.D.; X-Men...  Marvel 3,128
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants Marvel 3,526
Mirage Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Native American religion (Cheyenne) / Teutonic paganism
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 470
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Hellfire Club; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
Warlock Warlock
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Technarchy religion (worships The Maker)
The New Mutants; Excalibur...  Marvel 241
Boom Boom Boom Boom (Tabitha Smith)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 314
Psylocke Psylocke (Betsy Braddock)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Anglican
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel UK Marvel 772
Avalanche Avalanche (Dominic Szilard Janos Petros)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Greek Orthodox (raised); mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; X-Corps...  Marvel 156
Mystique Mystique (Raven Darkholme)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist; manifestly non-religious
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 451
Sentinels Sentinels
(1-panel cameo)
villain group
CBR Scale: D anti-mutant robots
[1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #14 (Nov. 1965)] Marvel 245
Jubilee Jubilee (Jubilation Lee)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
X-Men; The New Warriors...  Marvel 570
Darwin Darwin (Armando Munoz)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  X-Men; X-Factor Investigations...  Marvel 52
Shatterstar Shatterstar (Gaveedra-Seven)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Mojoworld televised combat
culture
The New Mutants; X-Force Marvel 173
Domino Domino (Neena Thurman)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Armajesuits (born into); Catholic (raised)
X-Force; X-Corporation... 
[Domino's mother leads the Armajesuits sect]
Marvel 314
Feral Feral (Maria Callasantos)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I mutant supremacist
Morlocks; The New Mutants...  Marvel 104
Polaris Polaris (Lorna Dane)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
X-Men; X-Factor... 
[studied geophysics in college]
Marvel 464
Warpath Warpath (James Proudstar)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Native American spirituality
(Apache)
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 340
White Bishop White Bishop (Donald Pierce)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: M anti-mutant
The Hellfire Club; The Reavers (leader) Marvel 86
Vertigo Vertigo
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  The Marauders; Femizons...  Marvel 82
Scalphunter Scalphunter (John Greycrow)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I Native American
The Marauders; The 198...  Marvel 106
Tempo Tempo (Heather Tucker)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
The Marauders; The Acolytes...  Marvel 43
Sunfire Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Shinto
X-Men; Big Hero 6...  Marvel 259
Pyro Pyro (St. John Allerdyce)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed); mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Freedom Force Marvel 194
Destiny Destiny (Irene Adler)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
HYDRA; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 127
Gladiator Gladiator (Kallark)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  Imperial Guard Marvel 166
Black King Black King (Sebastian Shaw)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  The Council of the Chosen; The Inner Circle Marvel 122
Black Bishop Black Bishop (Harry Leland)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  The Inner Circle Marvel 22
Stryfe Stryfe (Nathan Summers (clone)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Mutant Liberation Front Marvel 111
Hope Summers Hope Summers
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Askani
[first mutant born after M-Day; raised by Cable] Marvel 19
Starbolt Starbolt
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  Imperial Guard Marvel 61
Titan Titan
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  Imperial Guard Marvel 30
Malice Malice
(mentioned)
villain
  The Marauders Marvel 52

X-Men: Legacy #208 marks the first issue that this series changed its title from simply X-Men to X-Men: Legacy. Previously, the series was know as X-Men volume 2.

The title change from X-Men to X-Men: Legacy came after the conclusion of the massive "Messiah Complex" crossover event, which was published in all of the main X-Men monthly titles. After Messiah Complex concluded, there was a shake-up in the X-titles. One change was the change in both title and focus of X-Men volume 2.

The X-Men series previously had a focus that was indistinguishable from its companion series, Uncanny X-Men, in that both series focused on the core body of X-Men, or one of two main squads of X-Men. When the series switched over to being X-Men: Legacy, the series began focusing squarely on X-Men founder Charles Xavier as the central character. The series followed his quest to rebuild his memories (shattered during the dramatic conclusion to the Messiah Complex storyline) and revisit key events in X-Men history.

The focus of X-Men: Legacy stayed with Charles Xavier for about a year and a half, until it transitioned to a focus on Rogue as the main character. Many issues featured both Charles Xavier and Rogue prominently, but Xavier was phased out and Rogue locked in as the central character in X-Men: Legacy #226.