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X-Men (vol. 2) #207 (Mar. 2008):
“Messiah Complex: Chapter Thirteen”
by Mike Carey, Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Victor Olazaba, etc.

X-Men (vol. 2) #207

Title: “Messiah Complex: Chapter Thirteen”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 2008

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mike Carey
Art by: Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Victor Olazaba, Jon Sibal, Al Vey


48 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.
Cable Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Askani (leader)
X-Men; The New Mutants (leader)...  Marvel 666
Hope Summers Hope Summers supporting character
CBR Scale: U Askani
[first mutant born after M-Day; raised by Cable] Marvel 19
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
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
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
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
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,122
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie) hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants Marvel 3,526
Wolfsbane Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair) hero
CBR Scale: M Presbyterian
X-Factor; The New Mutants...  Marvel 576
Gambit Gambit (Remy LeBeau) hero
CBR Scale: S Cajun Catholic
X-Men; Weapon X (Exiles)...  Marvel 954
White Queen White Queen (Emma Frost) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Episcopalian (nominal); mutant supremacist
X-Men; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 3,409
Prodigy Prodigy (David Alleyne) hero
  Xavier Institute: New Mutants squad; black Marvel 106
Surge Surge (Nori Ashida) hero
  X-Men; New X-Men...  Marvel 151
Dust Dust (Sooraya Qadir) hero
CBR Scale: M Sunni Muslim
X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 102
Rockslide Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
X-Men; Young X-Men...  Marvel 82
Mercury Mercury (Cessily Kincaid) hero
  X-Men; New X-Men...  Marvel 121
X-23 X-23 (Laura Kinney) hero
CBR Scale: I religiously untrained
X-Men; X-Force...  Marvel 190
Anole Anole (Victor Borkowski) hero
CBR Scale: M LGBT
Young X-Men; Alpha Squadron Marvel 60
Mystique Mystique (Raven Darkholme) villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist; manifestly non-religious
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 451
Pixie Pixie (Megan Gwynn) hero
  X-Men; Xavier Institute: Paragons squad Marvel 50
M M (Monet St. Croix) hero
CBR Scale: S Muslim
X-Men; X-Factor Investigations...  Marvel 205
Strong Guy Strong Guy (Guido Carosella) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
X-Factor; X-Ternals Marvel 233
Siryn Siryn (Theresa Cassidy) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
X-Men; X-Factor Investigations...  Marvel 162
Bishop Bishop (Lucas Bishop) villain hero
CBR Scale: S X-Men veneration (lapsed)
NYPD; X-Men...  Marvel 548
Random Random (Marshall Evan Stone III) villain hero
CBR Scale: U mutant supremacist
X-Factor (ally); Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 56
Warpath Warpath (James Proudstar) hero
CBR Scale: S Native American spirituality
(Apache)
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 340
Omega Sentinel Omega Sentinel (Karima Shapandar) hero
CBR Scale: I Hindu
Prime Sentinels; X-Men...  Marvel 64
Scalphunter Scalphunter (John Greycrow) villain
CBR Scale: I Native American
The Marauders; The 198...  Marvel 106
Malice Malice villain
  The Marauders Marvel 52
Arclight Arclight (Philippa Sontag) villain
  The Marauders; Femizons...  Marvel 82
Harpoon Harpoon (Kodiak Noatak) villain
CBR Scale: I Inuit
The Marauders; Native American Marvel 19
Riptide Riptide (Janos Quested) villain
  The Marauders Marvel 41
Exodus Exodus (Bennet du Paris) villain
CBR Scale: S Catholic (lapsed); mutant supremacist worshipper of Magneto
Brotherhood of Mutants; The Marauders...  Marvel 102
Tempo Tempo (Heather Tucker) villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
The Marauders; The Acolytes...  Marvel 43
Unuscione Unuscione (Carmella Unuscione) villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist worshipper
of Magneto
The Marauders; The Acolytes... 
[daughter of Unus]
Marvel 46
Sunfire Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Shinto
X-Men; Big Hero 6...  Marvel 259
Frenzy Frenzy (Joanna Cargill) villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist worshipper
of Magneto
X-Men; The Alliance of Evil...  Marvel 44
Hepzibah Hepzibah hero
CBR Scale: I Mephitisoid religion
X-Men; X-Force...  Marvel 56
Amelia Voght Amelia Voght villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist worshipper
of Magneto
The Acolytes Marvel 50
Predator X Predator X villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[deadly predator/biological weapon; feeds on mutation] Marvel 16
Phoenix Jean Grey
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Askani Askani (Jen Askani)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: D Askani
[member of Askani Clan] Marvel 10
Mister Sinister Mister Sinister (Nathaniel Essex)
(mentioned)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: M Social Darwinist
Weapon X; The Marauders...  Marvel 255
Destiny Destiny (Irene Adler)
(mentioned)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
HYDRA; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 127

X-Men #207 (with a cover date of March 2008) is the last issue of this series under the simple title X-Men. This is the title the series began with, in October of 1991, as the "second volume" of X-Men, a companion series to The Uncanny X-Men. This series went by the title X-Men during most of its run up to this point, with the exception of issues 114 through 156, during which time the title was changed to New X-Men. (The "New X-Men" phase of the series corresponded to writer Grant Morrison's run on the title.)

With the close of the "Messiah Complex" storyline, which was an X-Men crossover event which spanned multiple X-Men-related titled for multiple months, there were some changes in the series. One of these changes was the change in focus of the X-Men volume 2 series. The series began highlighting Professor Charles Xavier as the central character, in an ongoing adventure that had the X-Men founder revisiting many events in X-Men history. The title of the series was changed from X-Men to X-Men: Legacy, and the series continued with the current numbering, in X-Men: Legacy #208.

The long-running Uncanny X-Men title continued unabated. The place of an ongoing series simply titled X-Men (adjectiveless) would remain vacant until the debut of X-Men volume 3, with a new X-Men #1, focusing on a war between mutants and vampires, published in 2010. The creation of that series essentially eradicated any chance that X-Men: Legacy would ever revert back to being simply X-Men.