The final issue of Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz's House of X miniseries was chock full of mutants, featuring some who'd died and others who haven't prominently appeared on panel in quite some time. Outside of the heavy-hitters that appeared in the series beforehand, there were some notable cameos. Here is a breakdown of some of the familiar faces that you might have missed or forgotten about over the years.
The unmistakable silhouette of Robert Herman/Glob appears early on in the party at Krakoa. Created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver for New X-Men, Glob possesses transparent skin made up of bio-paraffin, leaving his skeleton completely exposed. This "living wax" skin is highly flammable, allowing Glob to light himself on fire. He has superhuman durability, strength and speed. He can also fling bits of his waxy body at opponents. Since his New X-Men days, Glob has been consistently shown as one of the students at the academy. During the Schism split, he went to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, where he was a player in the Wolverine and the X-Men series. Since then, he's appeared sparingly in several titles, most recently Matt Rosenberg's Uncanny X-Men #22, where he was briefly featured as part of the student body.
Magma appears in one panel of House of X #6 in her fire form, partying with the members of The Five. Known as Amara Aquilla, Magma's first appearance was in New Mutants #8, where she soon became a regular team member. Amara can control the movement of tectonic plates within the Earth's crust, form miniature volcanoes through her control of magma and can create flames. When using her powers, Amara assumes her magma form, her hair and body alight with fiery flame. In this form, it is unknown the exact limit of heat she can reach, but it is believed she can power up anywhere above 850° Fahrenheit.
She's appeared in various New Mutants series over the years, with smaller appearances in several other X-adjacent titles. More recently, she was brainwashed by Mesmero into joining the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in X-Men: Gold. Once Mesmero's scheme was revealed, Amara was freed from his control and she rejoined the X-Men. Her most recent appearance was in Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1, where she was part of Kurt's movie set.
Fan-favorite mutant Dazzler has appeared in quite a few comics over the years. In House of X #6, she is at the party, creating a giant light show for all of Krakoa to see. Developed as a multi-media creation between Casablanca Records and Marvel Comics, Alison Blaire was comics' attempt to cash in on the disco phenomenon. Aside from her on-again-off-again music career, Dazzler can turn sound vibrations into pure light and energy beams. She's appeared in several huge X-Men books over the years, including the Dark Phoenix Saga.
Her most recent appearance was in Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts, where she was a Bob Dylan-esque folk singer and a member of the X-Tracts rebellion.
For a long time, Sean Cassidy was a pivotal member of the X-Men, appearing in X-Men #28. He went on to join the team alongside Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine and Thunderbird, becoming part of one of the most famous X-teams of all time. Due to his sonic scream, Banshee has a wealth of abilities, including flight.
Over the years, Banshee has appeared in several X books, including Generation X, which saw him leading a school of young mutants alongside Emma Frost. He died during X-Men: Deadly Genesis when he was hit by a plane while attempting to stop its crash. Since then, he's been a part of several resurrection stories, including one in the pages of Uncanny Avengers, where the Apocalypse Twins brought him back through the use of both the Life Seed and Death Seed. He became one of their Horsemen of Death. This new Banshee was a shell of his former self, almost zombified in state.
He was a part of Alex Summers' rogue X-Men team in 2017's Astonishing X-Men. His most recent appearance, however, was in War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #2 as part of the Mutant Liberation Front. In House of X, he is back in his human form attending the party at Krakoa after his resurrection via The Five.
As the daughter of Sean Cassidy, Theresa Maeve Rourke Cassidy possesses a similar powerset. In addition to her sonic scream, she has the ability to put people into a sonic trance, which is powerful enough to have even claimed the Hulk. She was a key player in the Fallen Angels miniseries as well as Rob Liefeld's X-Factor run in the 90s.
One of her biggest claims to fame, however, is her part in Peter David's excellent X-Factor run, where she was a part of X-Factor: Investigations alongside the likes of Multiple Man, M, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane, Rictor and Shatterstar. After her father's death, Theresa traded in the Siryn moniker for Banshee, taking on his codename to honor his memory.
During the final issues of Peter David's X-Factor, Theresa became The Morrigan, a goddess with little connection to humanity. She used this form to heal her teammates, namely Lorna Dane and Jamie Madrox when they had no other means to save themselves. However, she had not appeared since X-Factor #262, where she was still The Morrigan. House of X #6 shows Theresa in her human form, happily reunited with her father and helping Alison Blaire light up the party at Krakoa with her sonic scream.
ARCHANGEL, ICEMAN AND BEAST
All 3 of these characters appeared in the first issue of X-Men along with the other original X-Men, Jean Grey and Cyclops. Due to their strong historical ties, they've been major players in several huge X-stories over the years.
From his first appearance, Hank was shown to have unusually large hands and feet, coupled with enhanced strength and agility. After a lab incident went horribly wrong, he became covered in blue fur, becoming more like the bouncing blue beast we all know today. Before House of X, his last major appearance was in Age of X-Man: Prisoner of X, where he was jailed with Bishop in Nate Grey's apocalyptic reality.
Archangel has also gone through his fair amount of changes over the years. Originally, he had organic feathers and pale skin. However, after the events of the Mutant Massacre, his wings were ripped off. In a desperate attempt to get his wings back, Warren made a deal with Apocalypse, becoming his Horseman of Death, Archangel. As Archangel, Warren has blue skin and metallic wings. However, he also fights for control over his own mind. This struggle between Archangel and Angel became a prominent story beat for Warren's arcs over the years. Before House of X, Warren briefly appeared in Rosenberg's Uncanny X-Men #22 as a member of the X-Men Gold team.
Compared to his other Original X-Men counterparts, Bobby Drake's life has been rather calm. Following his solos by Sina Grace, Drake went through a journey of self-discovery after coming out as gay. His latest major appearance was as part of Leah Williams' Age of X-Man tie -n, Age of X-Man: X-Tremists, where he was a part of the Department X faction.
In House of X #6, all three characters make another appearance in the mini and are pictured laughing and hanging out at the Krakoa celebration.
Noriko Ashida was one of the main characters in the second volume of New X-Men. After the X-Men's numbers were withered to an all-time low, Cyclops appointed her as leader of her team of X-students. Nori possesses the power of electrical absorption and must wear a special pair of gauntlets at all times to keep her powers in check. Additionally, she can fire lightning blasts and channel her power into short bursts of super-speed.
Usually, Noriko is seen as another X-student, relegated to mostly cameo appearances in recent years. Her most recent appearance was in the Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler miniseries in which she was one of the actresses at Mastermind Studios. In House of X #6, she is dancing at the Krakoa celebration.
Although his first appearance was a cameo in 2003's New Mutants #2, Victor Borkowski didn't garner any fame until his stint in New X-Men volume 2. Depicted as a student at the Xavier Institute, Anole originally chose Wolverine as his squadron leader. However, he realized that Logan was a terrible fit and opted to join Karma's team instead.
Anole possesses reptilian-like physiology and has been sparingly depicted in X books over the years (mostly as an X-kid). In Extraordinary X-Men, he finally graduated from the Jean Grey School, becoming a full X-Man and the Chairman of the Board of Worthington Industries. His most recent appearance was actually a continuity error in Matthew Rosenberg's Uncanny X-Men #22, where he is shown as a member of the student body despite him graduating a few years prior.
In House of X #6, he is amongst his friends at Krakoa.
As his code name suggests, Angelo Espinosa's superpower lies within his skin. He possesses 4-6 feet of extra skin, allowing him to have extra elasticity, high-resistance to physical injury and minor shapeshifting abilities. Skin debuted in Uncanny X-Men #317 and became a student in the Generation X series.
Angelo met a tragic fate in Uncanny X-Men #423, when he was found crucified on the Mansion's lawn along with several other mutants. Archangel used his newfound healing ability to save some of the students, but Skin wasn't reacting to treatment and thus was pronounced dead.
During 2006-2009's X-Factor, Skin was resurrected via the Transmode Virus to serve as a member of Selene's army of dead mutants. However, his fate following that was unknown. In House of X #6, Skin is alive and well with another long-dead X-Men character.
That character Skin was laughing alongside? That was Synch/Everett Thomas. Synch first appeared in 1994's X-Men #36 although, like his classmate Skin, he rose to fame during his stint in Generation X. Synch's mutant ability is synchronicity, allowing him to be "in synch" with other superhumans nearby. He also has aura tracking capabilities, giving him the ability to track mutants by locking onto their bio-signatures.
Synch met a tragic end as well, dying within the pages of Generation X when he tried to save human kids from dying in an explosion. Like Skin, Synch was resurrected through the Transmode Virus in X-Factor, where he was last seen as part of Selene's army of dead mutants.
Broo is a mutant who belongs to the Brood race, born in a lab on Pandora's Box. Unlike other Broods, Broo understands compassion, friendship and trust. He first appeared in 2011's Astonishing X-Men #40 and became a student of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning in Wolverine and the X-Men.
In Avengers #13, Broo left the X-Men to join the Agents of Wakanda and was last seen in Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda #1. In House of X #6, he appears alongside Skin and Synch.
Megan Gwynn/Pixie is the bubbly mutant-fairy hybrid of the X-Men. She debuted in 2004's New X-Men: Academy X #5 and has since appeared in several storylines as an X-Man and member of the Xavier School. After Schism, Pixie graduated from the Jean Grey School and became a full-time X-Man.
Her last appearance was part of Rosenberg's X-Men Disassembled storyline, where she was depicted with the student body. She appears with Gentle (Nezhno Abidemi) in House of X #6.
Santo Vaccaro was another X-Student on the New X-Men team. During that series, he was a part of Emma Frost's Hellions Training Squad, where he befriended the likes of Julian Keller. His rocky body grants him several abilities including enhanced strength, stamina and durability.
He has since appeared in several X-books as a member of the student body. Before the party sequence on Krakoa, he last appeared in Age of X-Man: Alpha. In House of X #6 his rocky outline shows up in one of Wolverine's panels.
Tabitha Smith can create balls of plasma, which she calls "time bombs" and result in quite the explosion. Debuting in Secret Wars II #5, Tabitha soon became one of the students in the original X-Factor book. Since then, she's appeared in several comics, such as Fallen Angels, X-Force, She eve became a member of the X-Terminators.
Her last appearance was 2019's X-Force #7. In House of X #6, she appears alongside Jubilee at the party.
As the younger brother to Cyclops, Havok has been in the X-Men series for quite a long time. His first appearance was in 1969's X-Men #54. His power set includes energy absorption and plasmablasts, which cancel out his brother's when they are in combat together.
Prior to House of X, Alex's last appearance was in Rosenberg's Uncanny X-Men, where he was among one of the many mutants who died. He has since been resurrected by The Five and in House of X #6, he shared a drink with his older brother.
Powers of X #6 releases October 9.