Appearing in "Key to the Future"
- Wolverine (Logan)
- Storm (Ororo Munroe)
- Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
- Iceman (Bobby Drake)
- Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey)
- Beast (Hank McCoy)
- Warbird (Ava'Dara Naganandini)
- Chamber (Jono Starsmore)
- Frenzy (Joanna Gargill)
- Gambit (Remy LeBeau)
- Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh)
- Rogue (Anna Marie)
- Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier)
- Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)
- Angel (Warren Worthington III)
- Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) (Past)
- Cyclops (Scott Summers) (Past)
- Iceman (Bobby Drake) (Past)
- Beast (Hank McCoy) (Past)
- Surge (Nori Ashida)
- Dust (Sooraya Qadir)
- Pixie (Megan Gwynn)
- Primal (Teon Macik)
- Velocidad (Gabriel Cohuelo)
- Transonic (Laurie Tromette)
- No-Girl (Martha Johansson)
- Trance (Hope Abbott)
- Armor (Hisako Ichiki)
- Kid Omega (Quentin Quire)
- Shark Girl (Iara Dos Santos)
- Sprite (Jia Jing)
- Eye Boy (Trevor Hawkins)
- Genesis (Evan Sabahnur)
- Oya (Idie Okonkwo) (Leaves group)
- Blindfold (Ruth Aldine)
- Anole (Victor Borkowski)
- Bling! (Roxy Washington)
- Mercury (Cessily Kincaid)
- Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)
- Hellion (Julian Keller)
- Indra (Paras Gavaskar)
- Cipher (Alisa Tager)
- Gentle (Nezhno Abidemi)
- Graymalkin (Jonas Graymalkin)
- Match (Ben Hamill)
- Hellfire Academy
- Dog Logan (Death)
- X-Men (25 Years Later) (First appearance)
- Professor Logan (First appearance)
- Eye-Man (Trevor Hawkins) (First appearance)
- Sasquatch (Walter Langkowski) (First appearance)
- Professor Xorn (Jean Grey) (First appearance; voice)
- Iceman (Bobby Drake) (First appearance; photo)
- Kitty Pryde (First appearance; photo)
- No-Girl (Martha Johansson) (First appearance; photo)
- Bamfs (First appearance)
- Widget (First appearance)
- Thunderbird (First appearance; voice)
- Phoenix (Mentioned)
- Carmen Drake (First appearance)
- Rose Logan (Mentioned)
- Charlene Xavier (Mentioned)
- Summer Grey (Mentioned)
- Warren Worthington IV (Mentioned)
- Kubrick Quire (Mentioned)
- She-Sentinel 17 (First appearance)
- Barry the Wendigo (First appearance)
- C'vrrrk Bludskuul of the Brood (First appearance)
- Original class (Mentioned)
- X-Men High Command (Mentioned)
- Anole Industries (Mentioned)
- Time Variance Authority (Mentioned)
- Interstellar Committee on Superhuman Arms Control (Mentioned)
- Bureau of Mass Destruction (Mentioned)
- X-Force (Mentioned)
- Shark Woman (Mentioned)
- Majestrix Ava'vadara (Mentioned)
- All-Father Thor (Mentioned)
- Moloids (Mentioned)
- Captain China (Mentioned)
- Worthington Industries
- Archangel Bots (First and only known appearance) (Destruction)
- Krakoa Corps (Mentioned)
- Hellfire Unlimited (Mentioned)
- Church of Cyttorak (Mentioned)
- Frankenstein, Inc. (First appearance)
- Science Vampires (First appearance)
- Sentinels (Inert)
- Pirates (Mentioned)
- Azazel (Mentioned)
- Black Order (Mentioned)
- Butcheress Mondo (Mentioned)
- Sabretooth (Mentioned)
- The New Brotherhood (Mentioned)
- Apocalypse's Crusade (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Earth-13729 (First appearance)
- Earth (First appearance)
- United States of America (First appearance)
- New Beijing (Mentioned)
- Wakanda Sky City 5 (Mentioned)
- Sea Francisco (Mentioned)
- Savage Land (Mentioned)
- Subterranea (Mentioned)
- Latveria (Mentioned)
- Arizona Bay (Mentioned)
- Hidden Akkaba City (Mentioned)
- Earth Orbit (First appearance)
- Earth (First appearance)
- Days of Future Nothing (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "Key to the Future"
The students and staff of the Jean Grey School have gathered at the school grounds to listen to the headmaster's speech. Wolverine thanks them for their support. He admits that being headmaster of the school is the hardest thing he has ever done in his life and the X-Men are the only family he has ever know. Their journey has not been an easy one and it will likely not get any easier, but he thanks them for being there for him.
Earlier, Wolverine and Beast had broken into Dog's cabin, but he was nowhere to be found. All they found there was a small futuristic metal box. When they returned to the school, they tried everything they could think of to open the box but nothing could open it.
In the present, Wolverine has declared a time capsule will be buried beneath the school grounds and will be opened in 25 years. The students put some of their personal belongings into the capsule while Wolverine begins to dig.
25 years later, Logan and the Bamfs find the time capsule. In the future, the Jean Grey School has become a lot more diverse. Taking the box to his office, Logan opens it and remembers something important.
He goes to Space Station X, which is manned by Trevor. Logan goes to a section in the station where not even Trevor is allowed. As soon as they enter the section, Logan and Trevor are attacked by Archangel robots. Fighting them off, Logan asks where the time travel technology is, saying he is going to send a message to himself in the past. He wants to warn his past self about many incoming threats.
Although Trevor says he cannot change the past, he has faith in Logan. He then goes off to confront a horde of science vampires while Logan sends his message.
In the present, Logan is digging the hole in which they will bury the time capsule until he finds a small tube-shaped object. Inside is a note with a key: Thanks, bub, and good luck - L.
Meanwhile, Dog kills his older self when Kade offers him a career in education. He welcomes him to the Hellfire Academy.
Logan opens the box with the key and finds two small toy boats with which he and Dog used to play as kids.
Later that night, Idie says goodbye to Broo and meets with someone she is familiar with. Saying she is a danger to anyone, Idie asks to be taken to the Hellfire Academy.
• See the Jean Grey School of the future!
• The students of JGS put a time-capsule together that you can follow into the future and see what happened to all your favorite X-Men.
- The time capsule was created on May 15, 2013, meaning the future setting is 2028.
- Eye-Man is 40 years old, meaning that Eye-Boy is 15 in the "present day".