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The second-in-command of Factor 3, a replacement for the Brotherhood of Mutants that wanted to start World War III. The leader of Factor 3 was revealed to be an alien and his organization turned on him and was disbanded. He secretly joined the X-men and was killed shortly after his covert membership was revealed. Morph from the animated series was based on him.
A parallel universe version of him is a constant member of the Exiles, where he's more of a wacky, Looney-Tuneish character who uses his ability to entertain.
The main universe version of Changeling had shapeshifting, and minor psychic powers. The Exiles version has more powerful shapeshifting powers.
- Ensemble Darkhorse (Morph in the '90s animated series grew so popular, the writers had to bring him Back From the Dead)
- Face Heel Turn ('90s Animated Series)
- Fun Personified (Exiles and '90s Animated Series version)
- Heel Face Turn
- More Than Mind Control (how Morph was compelled to make the Face Heel Turn in the '90s animated series)
- Psychic Powers
- The Renfield
- Trickster Archetype
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
- We Hardly Knew Ye (both in the 616 universe and the '90s X-Men cartoon)
Alexander "Alex" Summers/Havok
Scott Summers' younger and more rebellious brother. When Scott and he were orphaned during an alien-caused plane crash, Alex was adopted, Scott was stuck in the orphanage. Alex likes the X-Men, but resents Scott's position, so is usually a reserve member. Alex has the mutant power to project energy blasts from his hands, but Scott and Alex are immune to each other's powers, leading to fist-fights between them during conflicts. Occasionally sports an out-of-control temper and the power of a small sun. Is the long-time boyfriend of Lorna Dane aka Polaris, and eventually married her after an extremely long period of being unable to decide what to do. Had his own series for several years, Mutant X, which involved him being trapped in a parallel world.
- Adventurer Archaeologist (actually, Adventure Geologist)
- Annoying Younger Sibling: His temper occasionally makes him come across as whiny and irrational (especially when he's fighting against his brother), something both Beast and Iceman have called him out on.
- Battle Couple
- Betty and Veronica: Veronica for Polaris.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: He fell victim to this trope. A LOT.
- Cain and Abel (depends on the circumstances, though).
- Naturally, this gets played up a lot in adaptations to the point where Havok joins the Brotherhood of Evil.
- Also with Vulcan. Vulcan is normally immune to Havok and Cyclops's energy blasts, but neither of them are immune to Vulcan's energy blasts.
- Energy Absorption: Can absorb ambient cosmic energy from the atmosphere and redirect it. For many years, he had to wear a special suit to help him contain this energy, but he has since learned how to.
- Evil Costume Switch: During the 'Inferno' storyline when he became the Goblin Prince to Madelyne Pryor (although the switch in question is really just his old suit reduced to tatters to match Madelyne's skimpy outfit).
- Hair of Gold
- Hand Blast
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- The Load: His penchant for getting kidnapped, brainwashed, and needing to be rescued has resulted in him feeling like Cyclops' load.
- Long Lost Sibling
- Missed the Call: In regards to not being the leader of the X-Men.
- Replacement Goldfish: For his adoptive parents' recently-dead son.
- Power Incontinence
- Surfer Dude (in the X-Men: Evolution cartoon)
- Tangled Family Tree
A young woman with magnetic control powers and the second daughter of Magneto. Although conflicted, she initially wants to side with the villain until Iceman, who was romantically interested in her, provided apparently phony evidence that Lorna's real parents were dead. Her powers along with the eventual confirmation of her parentage as a daughter of Magneto have led her to be slightly mentally unstable.
- Action Girl
- Adventurer Archaeologist
- Battle Couple
- Beta Couple: She and Alex are often seen as a sort of second-tier version of Alex's brother Scott and Jean Grey.
- Broken Bird
- Brought Down to Normal: She lost her powers during Decimation by her half-sister, but eventually got them back through Apocalypse eventually repowered her using Celestial technology. It's not really known whether her X-Gene has been reactivated or it's simply the technology.
- Curtains Match the Window: Green eyes, green hair. Not to mention she usually wears green lipstick and often wears a green costume.
- Demonic Possession: Gets possessed by psychic entities a lot, and often for prolonged periods (years of publication, in one case).
- Die for Our Ship: Happened in canon, in regards to Alex and Nurse Annie. Yeowch.
- Extra Ore Dinary
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Not often, but they have been known to glow when she's pissed.
- I Believe I Can Fly: With electromagnetism.
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- In the Blood
- Lady of War
- Leotard of Power: Most of her outfits include some form of leotard with a cape, as well as a tiara.
- Luke, I Am Your Father
- Poisonous Person: During her period of time as Pestilence in Apocalypse's Four Horsemen.
- Selective Magnetism: Like her father, writers can never decide if her powers are derived from her physically or psionically.
- Shock and Awe: Some writers actually have her using electricity, which is indeed part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Took a Level In Badass: After being repowered by Apocalypse, she got a significant power boost. She even managed to severely hurt Vulcan, who until that point had been a Boring Invincible Villain.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Like dear old dad, excessive use of her powers has made her a little nuts in the past.
- Yandere: When she found out that her boyfriend was dating with Nurse Annie, she was not very happy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: or green, in her case.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Alex, of course. She had a mental breakdown after Alex left her at the altar.
- The Woobie: Not as much as her half-sister Wanda or Jean, but poor Lorna has been through a lot, including several possessions, some bouts of insanity, getting depowered, and being imprisoned in space.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds