Cover to New X-Men #127 (Jun. 2002), featuring Xorn. Pencils by Frank Quitely. Frank Quitely (born January 18, 1968) is the professional Pseudonym of Scottish Comic book Artist Vincent Deighan
|First appearance||New X-Men Annual 2001|
|Created by||Grant Morrison|
|In story information|
|Alter ego||- Kuan-Yin Xorn|
- Shen Xorn
Brotherhood of Mutants
Xorn is a fictional character published by Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. X-Men Legacy is a Marvel Comics series featuring the eponymous group of mutant Superheroes The title began its publication An annual publication, more often called simply an annual, is a book or a Magazine, Comic book or Comic strip published yearly Grant Morrison (born January 31 1960 is a Scottish Comic book writer and artist Frank Quitely (born January 18, 1968) is the professional Pseudonym of Scottish Comic book Artist Vincent Deighan A mutant within the Marvel Comic books particularly those of the X-Men mythos is an individual who possesses a genetic trait called an The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (邪悪な変異体の同胞団 jaaku na hen'i karada no douhou dan also known as " The Brotherhood " and Brotherhood of Mutants In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the X-Mansion, the common name for the Xavier Mansion, is the base of operations and training site of the The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc First appearing in New X-Men Annual 2001, Xorn was a new addition to the X-Men membership during writer Grant Morrison's revamp of the franchise. X-Men Legacy is a Marvel Comics series featuring the eponymous group of mutant Superheroes The title began its publication The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Grant Morrison (born January 31 1960 is a Scottish Comic book writer and artist Originally portrayed as a Chinese mutant with a "star for a brain", he is eventually revealed to be the X-Men's archnemesis Magneto in disguise at the climax of Morrison's run. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National A mutant within the Marvel Comic books particularly those of the X-Men mythos is an individual who possesses a genetic trait called an Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel After Magneto is apparently killed in the "Planet X" story arc, he appears alive and well a few months later in 2004's Excalibur Vol. 3 #1, which established that Xorn never was Magneto. Planet X (disambiguation Planet X is an X-Men storyline that ran from New X-Men #146-150 (2004 Excalibur is a Marvel Comics Superhero group an offshoot of the X-Men, usually based in the United Kingdom. Marvel has presented several partial explanations, both in the comics pages and in the press as to the true nature, identity, and motives of Xorn.
Xorn debuts in New X-Men Annual 2001 imprisoned by the Chinese government, where a corrupt mutant official offers to sell him to John Sublime. Sublime, also known as John Sublime, is a fictional Supervillain (actually a sentient Bacteria) and enemy of the X-Men Xorn is forced to wear a skull-like mask designed to restrain his energy output. The X-Men and Sublime's U-Men find Xorn just as he is attempting to commit suicide by removing his mask, which would destroy the Earth. Publication History The U-Men are a Fictional group of villains owned by Marvel Comics and existing in the Marvel Universe. Cyclops (with the help of Emma Frost) is able to establish contact with Xorn, convincing him not to kill himself, and offers him a position among the X-Men. Cyclops ( Scott Summers) is a Fictional character, a Superhero that is the field leader of the X-Men in the. Emma Grace Frost is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Xorn is next seen in New X-Men #122, where Cyclops tracks him down to a monastery, where he is told by the monks that Xorn has demonstrated healing powers. The pair are captured by the Shi'ar but arrive at the X-Mansion in time for Xorn to heal the X-Men of a nano-Sentinel infection, restoring Professor Xavier's ability to walk in the process. The Shi'ar, pronounced /ʃiː'ɑːɹ/ ("Shee-ARR" are a fictional species of aliens in the Marvel Comics universe. In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the X-Mansion, the common name for the Xavier Mansion, is the base of operations and training site of the The Sentinels are Fictional characters Robots in the. Most often encountering the team of mutants known as the X-Men, they were created by writer Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero known as the leader and founder of
Despite the ordeals through which he had passed, Xorn is optimistic, open, and even somewhat naive. Xorn keeps a diary to share his thoughts with Professor Xavier, since Xavier is "blinded by the sun beneath [his] mask" and cannot read his mind.  Here he details his interactions with Chinese immigrants and the residents of Mutant Town in New York City, in particular an incident where he failed to save a young mutant from being killed by frightened policemen. Xorn is soon put in charge of the "Special Class", a group of physical and social misfits attending the Xavier Institute. In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the X-Mansion, the common name for the Xavier Mansion, is the base of operations and training site of the Though he hopes to befriend these students, he becomes disillusioned as they mock and insult him. He remains determined to help his "Special Class," even saving their lives from a group of U-Men. Publication History The U-Men are a Fictional group of villains owned by Marvel Comics and existing in the Marvel Universe.
In the storyline "Planet X", Xorn removes his mask, revealing himself to be the X-Men's archnemesis Magneto, who has been believed dead since the destruction of Genosha. Philip "Phil" Jimenez (born July 12, 1970) is an American Comic book Writer, Artist and Penciller Planet X (disambiguation Planet X is an X-Men storyline that ran from New X-Men #146-150 (2004 Genosha is a Fictional country that has appeared in numerous Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Magneto explains that the Xorn identity was an elaborate ruse crafted with the help of Chinese supporters, in order to infiltrate the X-Men; even the prison was a fake.  Having returned Xavier to a crippled state (Xavier had not been healed - Magneto merely used the nano-Sentinels to "glue" his spine together), Magneto levels the X-Mansion and conquers New York City, where he enslaves the human population and destroys much of the city. In the fictional Marvel Comics universe, the X-Mansion, the common name for the Xavier Mansion, is the base of operations and training site of the The City of New York He attempts to recreate the Brotherhood with Toad, the rebellious Stepford Cuckoo Esme, and the members of Xorn's "Special Class. Toad (Mortimer Toynbee is a Marvel Comics Supervillain, an enemy of the X-Men. The Stepford Cuckoos are a group of fictional mutant psychically-linked quintuplets of the Marvel Comics universe, students at the The Stepford Cuckoos are a group of fictional mutant psychically-linked quintuplets of the Marvel Comics universe, students at the "
Magneto finds, however, that many of his recruits are unresponsive to his ideas and approach, with some asking for the return of the more humane Xorn, and others doubtful that Magneto has truly returned, much to his chagrin. Indecisive and relying heavily on the drug Kick to augment his power, he struggles to maintain the loyalty and respect of his followers. This is a list of Fictional performance enhancers serums trigger chemicals booster drugs and mutagenic foods in the various comic book universes that were used to give a specific hero He announces a plan to invert the planet by reversing its magnetic poles, and employs increasingly fascistic methods (including the construction of a Nazi-esque crematorium in which he plans to eradicate the remaining human population of the city). Fascism is a totalitarian nationalist and corporatist ideology Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German Cremation is the act of reducing a Corpse by burning, generally in a crematorium furnace or crematory fire He also appears to be experiencing a form of Dissociative identity disorder, as the "Xorn" persona begins to manifest itself as a voice within Magneto's head, claiming to be the embodiment of Magneto's wisdom, idealism, and nobility. Dissociative Identity Disorder ( DID) as defined by the American Psychiatric Association 's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM After his defeat at the hands of the X-Men, but before his capture, he fatally wounds Jean Grey; Wolverine, in a berserk fury over Grey's death, decapitates him. Jean Grey-Summers ( née Jean Grey is a Fictional Comic book superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics. Decapitation (from Latin, caput, capitis, meaning head or beheading, is the cutting off of the head of a person or animal
Grant Morrison intended Xorn to be Magneto from his first appearance. Salvador Larroca (born 1964 is a Spanish Comic book Artist, primarily known for his work on various X-Men titles As Morrison stated in an interview after he left New X-Men, "In my opinion, there really shouldn't have been an actual Xorn - he had to be fake, that was the cruel point of him".  In fact, soon after the revelation of Xorn's identity in New X-Men #146, readers pointed out that clues that Xorn was actually Magneto had been hidden throughout Morrison's run.  According to then-X-Men writer Chuck Austen, the X-Men editors liked the Xorn character and hoped Morrison would change his mind about the revelation; when he didn't, they asked Austen to bring Xorn back as a separate character. Chuck Austen (born Chuck Beckum) is an American Writer and Artist of Comic books most famous for his controversial work on the popular Marvel also wanted to continue using Magneto; Austen stated that "Marvel saw value in Magneto not being a mass-murderer of New Yorkers. ". Morrison has expressed criticism of this subsequent retcon in interviews. 
Marvel retconned the Xorn/Magneto revelation and brought back Xorn and Magneto after Morrison's departure. Retroactive continuity is the deliberate changing of previously established facts in a work of serial fiction In Uncanny X-Men #442 and 443, Xavier takes the body of Magneto to Genosha where they hold a funeral for the deceased mutant leader. Uncanny X-Men, first published as simply The X-Men, is the flagship Marvel Comics Comic book series for the X-Men franchise However, in the last page of Excalibur #1, Xavier meets Magneto alive and well on Genosha. In subsequent issues of Excalibur, Xavier and Magneto debate the true identity and motives of Xorn, the individual whose bandage-wrapped body they brought to Genosha. In the same month Magneto returned in Chris Claremont's new Excalibur book, Austen's X-Men #157 introduced a new Xorn named Shen Xorn. Chris Claremont (born November 30, 1950) is a writer of American Comic books known for his 16-year (1975-1991 stint on Uncanny X-Men Shen Xorn claims to be the twin brother of the original Xorn (now referred to as Kuan-Yin Xorn) who, under the influence of the entity known as Sublime, had pretended to be Magneto. Sublime, also known as John Sublime, is a fictional Supervillain (actually a sentient Bacteria) and enemy of the X-Men This claim is supported when Emma Frost conducts a thorough mind scan of Shen. Not too long after, Shen Xorn disappears when he unleashes the gravitational forces of a black hole in the course of helping the X-Men defeat an attack by a Brotherhood of Mutants led by Exodus. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (邪悪な変異体の同胞団 jaaku na hen'i karada no douhou dan also known as " The Brotherhood " and Brotherhood of Mutants Exodus is a Fictional character, a Comic book Supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. Later, Shen Xorn is revealed to have been one of the mutants depowered due to the events of the House of M miniseries. House of M is an eight-issue Comic book Limited series and crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005.
The true identity of Xorn, and his relationship to the character Magneto, became a subject of confusion to fans. Marvel refrained from giving a complete explanation, eventually hinting that the summer 2005 crossover House of M would clear up the situation.  The Xorn entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men 2005 stated that "Kuan-Yin eventually revealed himself to be a duplicate of the X-Men's nemesis Magneto, a transformation believed to have been caused by Magneto's daughter, the Scarlet Witch. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is an encyclopedic guide which details the Fictional universe featured in Marvel Comics publications The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. " While this explanation is hinted at in House of M #7 (when Doctor Strange speculates that Wanda has been 'playing with the world' for far longer than even she knows, and may have been responsible for her father's puzzling rebirth), it was never explicitly stated in the comics themselves. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. An alternative explanation has since been given in the pages of New Avengers since, according to Marvel editor Tom Brevoort, "nobody was satisfied with that offhanded non-explanation, and it didn’t make a heck of a lot of sense by itself even as a throwaway". Tom Brevoort is an American Comic book editor Since the 1980s he has worked for Marvel Comics. 
In House of M #7, Scarlet Witch speaks the phrase, "No More Mutants". The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. House of M is an eight-issue Comic book Limited series and crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. Suddenly, millions of mutants find themselves human, including Magneto and Quicksilver. Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Quicksilver ( Pietro Django Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics. In New Avengers the collective power signatures of the mutants arrive in North Pole, Alaska and merges with a mutant postal worker, Michael Pointer. North Pole is a city in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. Disoriented, he enters Canada and, wielding the power of fifty mutants, kills every member of Alpha Flight except Sasquatch, and goes on a rampage destroying downtown Cleveland. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Alpha Flight is a Fictional group a Marvel Comics Superhero team noteworthy for being one of the few Canadian superhero teams This article is about the mainstream Earth-616 Marvel Comics Sasquatch Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Spider-Man and the Vision find that its energy signatures match up with the depowered mutants. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Vision is the name of three Fictional characters that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. On Genosha, the Collective repowers Magneto, who recognizes the intelligence controlling it as "Xorn. Genosha is a Fictional country that has appeared in numerous Comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Magneto (alias Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, born Max Eisenhardt) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel " Xorn explains that he took the image of Magneto, because he knew mutants would follow him, and that they needed the real Magneto again. Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, and the Sentry combine their powers and send the Collective/Xorn into the sun; Michael is separated from the Collective. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Ms Marvel ( Carol Susan Jane Danvers) also known as Binary and Warbird is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine Sentry is the codename of several unrelated Fictional characters of the Marvel Universe. However, Pointer still has access to the powers of the Collective, and, as of the end of the Civil War miniseries, is coerced into joining the newly formed Omega Flight, using a suit designed to harness his powers. Omega Flight is the name used by three teams of Fictional characters with superpowers in the Marvel Universe, one of the few Canadian teams published
Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada in a 2006 Newsarama interview reiterated the Shen Xorn/Kuan-Yin Xorn explanation, but added that "because Xorn's powers were psychokinetic, and his personality was so strong, it basically remained an almost disembodied sentient thing among the big ball of mutant energy. Joseph "Joe" Quesada (born December 1 1962) is an American Comic book editor writer and artist Newsarama is an American Website that publishes News, Interviews and Essays about the American comic book When that energy got sucked down to Earth by Michael and all absorbed by him, Xorn was the dominant personality in the mix, and that's what drove him towards Genosha and Magneto. " This remains the official explanation of the Xorn character and its relationship to Magneto.
The Xorns possess miniature stars in their brains, each having a primary state. Kuan-Yin's star manifested as a sun, while Shen's star manifests as a black hole. Kuan-Yin's sun was capable of emitting blinding light that could instantly incinerate another being. Shen's black hole emits an intense gravity field that not even light can escape. The Xorns are capable of reversing their stars' natural states. That is, Kuan-Yin could cause his star to collapse in on itself to form a black hole, while Shen is able to cause his star to flare into a sun.
The Xorns can also feel the movement of energy and emotion on many scales. They possess gravitational senses that allow them to manipulate energy for a variety of purposes, including warping of gravitational fields, sensing when a death has occurred in their vicinity, shaking gravitational particles in the air around them to allow them to speak other languages, and to heal others. Given the nature of their mutant abilities, the Xorns do not need to breathe, nor do they require food or water to survive.
In the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Heroes and Villains expansion pack, Xorn is the third unlockable costume for Magneto. Marvel Ultimate Alliance is an Action role-playing game released in 2006
'Magneto' as Xorn was available in the second series of Hasbro's Marvel Legends with removable helmet. Hasbro ( is an American Toy company It is one of the largest toy makers in the world second only to the toy giant Mattel. This article is about the action figure line of Marvel characters