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The Worst X-Men Members Ever

Updated February 8, 2021 10.5k votes 1.4k voters 106.5k views17 items

List RulesVote up the lamest and worst X-Men members of all time.

Marvel Comics' X-Men is easily one of the most powerful superhero groups in comics thanks to the inclusion of numerous Omega-Level Mutants, and many other incredibly powerful characters. With the likes of Jean Grey, Professor-X, Cyclops, Wolverine, Emma Frost, and even Magneto at some point in the comics or movies, the team has had just about every heavy-hitter who carried the Mutant Gene.

Despite featuring some seriously powerful folks, the team has had the odd weak member from time to time. While these characters aren't necessarily weak in the 'compared to regular human' sense, their odd or borderline pointless mutant powers make them considerably weaker than the team's top tier members. That being said, several of the X-Men's former members are certainly some of the weakest Mutants to feature an "X" on their chest, and while they may not be lame, weak, bad, or terrible, they simply don't hold a candle to the more powerful X-Men.

Check out these characters below and don't forget to vote up the one you think is the worst X-Man ever. And keep in mind that since Marvel lumps its Mutants into a single population, other Mutant teams are included in this list as well.

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    Bailey Hoskins

    Bailey Hoskins, or sometimes, X-Ceptional, has been a member of just about every Mutant team the Marvel Universe has to offer. He's been on X-Factor, the New Mutants, X-Force, and Beta Flight, but despite being on so many teams, he's considered to be the "Worst. X-Man. Ever."

    To be fair, that's the title he got when he sat at the "Worst X-Men ever table" at a banquet, but that's beside the point. Bailey has the unfortunate superpower of being able to detonate himself. Once. That's right, he's a human bomb who can only blow himself up once, and that's it. This has relegated him to being little more than a human working alongside Mutants whenever he's around his teammates.

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      Beak

      There are tons of superheroes who can fly, and many who resemble birds, but there's only one guy who resembles birds, but can't fly. Unfortunately for Beak, he's a rather unattractive bird-person who can barely take flight at all to the point of it hardly being worth mentioning.

      Functionally, he's a sad character who ends up in the remedial class, but he eventually gets the chance to spread his rather puny wings to take the role of hero, though he's little more than an example of how a bad mutation can really make things... bad.

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        Hector Rendoza, otherwise known as Wraith, possesses one of the worst superpowers imaginable: he can turn his skin invisible. That's not to say he can become completely invisible because his skin is see-through. No, he simply makes his skin completely transparent. That's great if he needs to be checked out by a physician and doesn't want to get X-Rays, but other than that, there's not a ton of utility in being partially see-through.

        Wraith did extend his invisibility field once to confuse Magneto in a fight, but for the most part, all he manages to do is gross people out by being a walking, talking muscle-covered skeleton with hair atop his head. He might have been able to work on his abilities to become completely invisible one day, but thanks to M-Day, he was cured of his mutation and has to live out his days with normal, opaque skin.

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          Skin

          You know how Mister Fantastic can stretch his whole body to become all sorts of useful things and is great in a fight? He's miles ahead of Skin, who has the ability to manipulate his grey skin, of which he has in excess. Skin has a good six feet of extra... skin, which he uses to throw at people.

          This isn't to say his skin is otherwise special in any way; it isn't bulletproof, and it can't resist fire or anything. It's just a big glob of extra epidermis he chucks about. When he's standing around, he looks like a guy with WAY too much skin, but he can sometimes shore it up for a little bit, but that's about the limit of his particular mutation.

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