There’s an Instagram Profile that posts X-Men deaths – and it’s the Best thing you’ll see all day!

There’s an Instagram who posts the most brutal deaths of X-Men characters across the entire 60 year history of the X-Men. And it’s pretty much the best thing you’ll see all day.

Whether you love or loathe X-Men, you cannot deny the obvious effect the X-titles have had on Marvel’s history. Not to mention, the history of comics altogether. While X-Men has spawned various incarnations of everyone’s favourite mutants. Not to mention a whole host of X-teams. The one constant that all X-Men fans are well aware of: X-Men is one big superhero soap opera.

By now we’re well aware of the daytime soap operas that plague our screens. Days of our Lives, Young and the Restless, Bold and the Beautiful… Please don’t make me go on!

Like those timeless soap operas, X-Men is full of interpersonal relationships, affairs, emotional breakdowns, et al. But what one moment defines a soap opera more than those weekly sordid affairs? The deaths of your favourite character!

For a while now, there’s been a certain Instagram account that’s been on my radar because of its simple dogmatic pursuit of one thing: posting deaths about the X-Men.

And I’m not talking about quintessential deaths of the most popular X-Men out there. I’m talking about the B, C and D List characters. The guest stars. Some memorable. Some obscure. The owner of this profile could put together a book on the ‘Deaths of X-Men Characters.’

So, without further ado…

Let’s jump into X-Deaths as we count down their Top 5 Posts

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~ ========================================== ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ R.I.P. GAYLE CORD-BECKER ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ========================================== • ‘Who said anything about “escape,” luv?’ • Issue of Death: Uncanny X-Men #316 Location of Death: A mountainous road above the tiny principality’s capital of Monaco Cause of Death: Assimilated by the Phalanx ——————————————————————————— Gayle motherfucking Cord-Becker!!! Nanny/bodyguard to the Gen Xer M. For a character who only appears in a few panels she sure knows how to make an impact. Firstly her fashion is on point sporting a green side shawl/cape, driving gloves and chic old lady stockings. Secondly she’s the epitome of diverse, repping job equality, age equality and body positivity. On top of all this she doesn’t flinch when coming face to face with the Phalanx, instead she introduces him to her lil friend Pickering. That’s right she’s named her gun! How can you not love this woman? > < > #xmen #uncannyxmen #generationx #phalanx #comics #marvel #marvelcomics #xmencomics #ripxmen #deathsofx #xdeaths

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5. The Death of Gayle Cord-Becker (Uncanny X-Men #316)

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~ ========================================== ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ R.I.P. CYBELLE ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ========================================== • ‘Hurry please, hurry – – or they’ll kill us all!!!’ • Issue of Death: Uncanny X-Men #211 Location of Death: Morlock Tunnels Cause of Death: Harpoon via Harpoon ——————————————————————————— Poor Cybelle, she too was a one and done character, but take comfort, she not only got an in comics name but also a power. Which was more than most during this storyline! Nonetheless she was introduced and slaughtered in roughly 3 pages. Sweating acid is the perfect Morlock power but girl obviously had her powers finessed. Check out all that bling she’s wearing, totally unaffected by the acid sweat, even in her final moments. Priorities! < > < #morlockmarch #cybelle #xmen #marauders #mutantmassacre #morolocks #xmencomics #marvel #comics #marvelcomics #ripxmen #xdeaths #deathsofx

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4. The Death of Cybelle (Uncanny X-Men #211)

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~ ========================================== ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ R.I.P. SIR GORDON PHILLIPS ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ========================================== • ‘If that makes me anything like you I’d rather be dead!’ • Issue of Death: Uncanny X-Men #388 Location of Death: The Motor Yacht Divinity, The North Atlantic Ocean Cause of Death: Neck Snap via Sabretooth ——————————————————————————— This issue!!! I was reading X-Men in real time at this point and this issue I read at least a dozen times. Larocca’s art was at it’s peak here and adolescent me could not get enough! We not only had the main team looking amazing but also the Brotherhood terrorising a luxury Yacht and check ins from Gen X, X-Force, Magneto, Fitzroy, Moira, Wolfsbane and more. With so much crammed int this issue it really felt like a comic of yesteryear. This was Sir Gordon’s first and only appearance and it is revealed that not only was he the Lord Imperial of the Hellfire Club but also unbeknownst to him he was a mutant. We never get to find out what his gifts were but we do get to see the effects of the first X-Men Film, which was released around this time, on the Brotherhood with Toad having a complete makeover to resemble Ray Park with zero explanation. Sabretooth also has a costume change and a rather cool arm tattoo that will eventually disappear. I get this was one of the first comic book movies and Marvel was trying to get new readers to jump over from the movie but it was just a bit of a slap in the face to long time readers. Costume changes are one thing but complete redesigns….hmmmm. > < > #uncannyxmen #xmen #brotherhoodofevilmutants #mystique #sabretooth #toad #hellfireclub #dreamsend #legacyvirus #gordonphillips #brokenneck #marvel #comics #marvelcomics #xdeaths #deathsofx #ripxmen

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3. The Death of Sir Gordon Phillips (Uncanny X-Men #388)

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~ ========================================== ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ R.I.P. GINNIYEH ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ========================================== • ‘We kill them all’ • Issue of Death: Uncanny X-Men #434 Location of Death: Azazel’s Castle ‘Another Dimension’ Cause of Death: Dehydration from Iceman ——————————————————————————— Oh dear…the infamous Draco arc. I think there’s a temptation with characters that have been in print for decades to answer every question about their past. Hey we’ve never met Nightcrawler’s dad. Maybe he could be the ruler of a hell dimension. And he looks just like Nightcrawler but he’s red. And he could be in charge of this group of badass demon mutants. And they’re all actually his kids. Which means they’re Nightcrawler’s brothers and sisters. Who we never ever see again. And let’s give them kick ass names like Kiwi Black and Ydrazil. Ok I’ll stop now, but I always just wonder when stories go this far off the deep end who in fact green lights them. The writers tend to cop a lot of flack but what about the editors? The cherry on top of this story arc is a little scene where Havok threatens to urinate on the decapitated head of Iceman so he can remateralise his body. > < > #uncannyxmen #xmen #draco #iceman #ginniyeh #brimstonedimenstion #azazel #husk #jubilee #carterghazikhanian #marvel #comics #marvelcomics #xmencomics #deathsofx #xdeaths #ripxmen

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2. The Death of Ginniyeh (Uncanny X-Men #434)

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~ ========================================== ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ R.I.P. SUNPYRE ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ========================================== • ‘The X-Corps is a coalition…soon to be an institution’ • Issue of Death: Uncanny X-Men #404 Location of Death: X-Corps HQ Cause of Death: Members of the Brotherhood masquerading as members of X-Corps ——————————————————————————— I’m still unclear how she actually died so feel free to update me in the comments! I never quite get why they make reductive characters like this. Especially using the same family tree. Anyway clearly the writers agreed and dropped the guillotine soon after her debut. To this day I am confused by her codename, is pyre in reference to a funeral pyre? If so, very morbid, and she’s just gone up a notch in my belt. Notch 1. > < > #xmen #uncannyxmen #sunpyre #xcorps #marvel #comics #xmencomics #xmencomics #xdeaths #deathsofx #ripxmen

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The Death of Sunpyre (Uncanny X-Men #404)

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