Episode 003: Redefining the X-Men

Why did Professor Xavier and Magneto team up with Mr. Sinister and Apocalypse to found a new nation? Are all mutants really immortal now? Who would want to live on a sentient island that occasionally tries to eat you? Zach & Searnold will tell you all about the X-Men’s new status quo.

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Giant-Size X-Men 01, circa 1975

Krakoa, the Island that Walks Like a Man

The Original 5 X-Men

The Quiet Council

Some Super Evil Mutants

Exodus

Sebastian Shaw

Moira MacTaggert

Mystique and Destiny

An example of writer Jonathan Hickman’s Infamous Diagrams

Moira and Apocalypse, Life #9

Nimrod

Apocalypse and his 4 Horsemen

The Marauders, Featuring Kitty Pryde

Technarch, Worldmind, Phalanx, Titan, Stronghold, Dominion

Types of Societies [Universal]

SI: 10,000,000
TITAN

A Titan is an interstellar society that has become so advanced that the density of its unified intelligence has collapsed space-time into a singularity.
All universal societies exist in partially atemporal space, but unlike StronGholds or Dominions, Titans are a singular, hermetic intellect. Isolationist and not a collective or a group.
Like all universal societies, on the Kardashev scale, a Titan represents a Type O civilization.

SI: 100,000,000
STRONGHOLD

A Stronghold is a small network of connected Titans [normally five or fewer] typically confined to a galactic cluster or a dense collection of stacked galaxies.
Unlike Titans, Strongholds are not lone wolf societies that seek to avoid conflict with other universal societies. Strongholds are warring factions seeking to actively destroy or absorb other Strongholds in order to achieve Dominion status and often challenge the sovereignty of Dominions themselves.
If machines have religions, expansion and conquest are the altar at which Strongholds worship.

SI: [Undefined]
DOMINION

A Dominion is a collective of ten or more Titans acting in unison to control a particular sector [or sectors] of space in both area and epochs of time. And while the minimum number of Titans needed to compose a Dominion is ten, the average number of Titans in a Dominion is much higher than that.
For example, the local Dominion controlling the sector including Earth space is a collective numbering 112 Titans.
It’s worth noting that, in terms of intellect and power, a Dominion is not colloquially “godlike” but categorically “godlike” and indistinguishable from any and all mythic or religious comparisons.

[NOTE: Beyond universal abstracts [under which Dominions are seen as “naturally occurring”], the only primal threats that a Dominion fears are the World-Eater, Galactus, and the singular universal manifestation of life, the Phoenix.]

Phalanx Absorbs Humanity

The Five: Eva Bell, Proteus, Hope, Elixir, and Goldballs

Mother Mold in Orbit around the Sun

Wolverine and Nightcrawler die Together

Chaos War, circa 2010

The Destruction of Genosha

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