First and second line-ups
Most of the original members were killed, especially in a disastrous mission trying to save the 'boy band' pop group Boyz R' Us from kidnappers. This was secretly planned by Coach and Zeitgeist, who felt the body count and changing rosters would add interest. Zeitgeist was regretful though, and ended up being one of the members killed, and only U-Go Girl and the recent recruit Anarchist survived.
Targeted by the Brotherhood
X-Force performed a mission in Japan, against the Tokyo Cell of the mutant terrorist Brotherhood, terminating all members of the group. In response, their leader X gathered the remaining members of the falling-apart Brotherhood to hit X-Force, targeting especially Doop the heart of the team, to both target what X sees as mutant collaborators to the system, and to send a message to mutankind: Or they were with the Brotherhood, or they were against them. The murder attempted ended in a bloodbath, as the X-Force kill them without questioning and some Brotherhood's members fight each others. As the Orphan wondered what had just happened there, Edith answered that the Revolution was over, leaving the devastated field. Once more, Lacuna was seen with them, on publicities or during the parade. Therefore, she wasn't seen fighting either the Brotherhood Tokyo Cell or their last gathering.
As X-Force had to change name because of the original team pressure and because Spike Freeman had money to pay every month to the original team, Edie finally proposed X-Statix. Spike Freeman refused, as his collaborators had chosen another name, but Edie's name captured the attention of the public and was chosen (thank to Lacuna's emission), and was adopted by Freeman.
Freeman himself was killed after trying to have Lacuna murdered.
For being a mercantile team with no interest in the social fights for their kind but only for fame and money, this group was blamed by many mutants, including the original X-Force, Wolverine or the Brotherhood. Also, they made induced a confusion in the public's mind, giving a false image of the mutants conditions.
As X-Force had to change name,
- The Orphan proposed X-Division and X-Heroes.
- Vivisector thought about X-Foliates.
- A reporter talked about a rumor about X-Squad.
- U-Go Girl proposed X-Men ("the perfect name for a groupe of mutants with the X-Gene"). and later X-Statix.
- Spike Freeman was proposed by his collaborators the name of X-Storm.
- 36 X-Statix (Earth-616) Members
- 54 Appearances of X-Statix (Earth-616)
- 2 Minor Appearances of X-Statix (Earth-616)
- 3 Media X-Statix (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 52 Images that include X-Statix (Earth-616)
- Team Gallery: X-Statix (Earth-616)
Links and References
- Milligan discusses using Princess Diana in X-Statix
- The X-Titles revamp as discussed in The Comics Journal #262
- X-Statix article at Wikipedia