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Captain America

A frail Steve Rogers takes an experimental serum and becomes Captain America, a World War II hero and leader of the Avengers. As the name suggests, he’s pretty patriotic, garbing himself head to toe in the stars and stripes. Most recently, Cap has been played by actor Chris Evans.

Charles Xavier aka Professor X

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, reformed playboy Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is out to save mutant kind. The world’s most powerful telepath has a mission, and his mission has come from the future. He and his team will team up to stop Mystique’s plan before it ruins the future for all mutants.

Raven Darkhölme aka Mystique

Before she was Mystique she was Raven Darkhölme (Jennifer Lawrence). A girl with a hidden past and shape-shifting abilities, she eventually evolves into a super-villain. She has such a traumatic impact on the future of mutants, that Professor Xavier and the rest of the X-Men must go back to the past to try to change her destructive actions.

Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto

Before becoming super-villain Magneto, he was known as Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). One of the most powerful mutants on the planet, Erik has the ability to manipulate metallic objects. With mutant extinction as a real possibility, he’ll put animosity aside to team up with Charles Xavier to help save their future in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Spider-Man

When Peter Parker gets bit by a radioactive spider on a school field trip (don’t you hate when that happens?), he develops super strength, the ability to cling to any surface, and a spidey sense. At that point, he has no choice but to build web shooters for his wrists and call himself Spider-Man.

Storm

Storm (Halle Berry) is one of the mainstays of the X-Men. Originally from Kenya and named Ororo Munroe, she joins the superhero team after she discovers she has the ability to create tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes with her mind. All that humidity must wreak havoc on her hair.

Nightcrawler

Kurt Wagner, better known as Nightcrawler, is a mutant who has the ability to teleport and crawl on walls. He’s the son of Mystique and the demonic warlord Azazel. He spent his early years with the circus but was later recruited by the X-men.

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Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson stars in The Avengers and Iron Man 2 as Natasha Romanoff aka the Black Widow. A highly-trained spy for S.H.I.E.L.D., she’s every bit as deadly as her code name suggests.

Deadpool

In the Marvel Universe, Deadpool (aka Wade Wilson) is a mentally unstable mercenary. He’s hugely popular with comic fans as the merc with a mouth, frequently breaking the fourth wall. In the Wolverine movie, Ryan Reynolds also portrayed something that kind of resembled Deadpool, I guess…?