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Y-Men (Earth-616) from Young X-Men Vol 1 8.jpg

The Y-Men were a gang of criminals operating out of the closed La Jolla Paintball Arena in California. When mutant tattoo artist Leon Nunez came into debt to them for $18,000, he offered to give them superpowers to pay it off.[1] Many of the Y-Men's abilities are based on superheroes.

Despite posing a large challenge, they were defeated by the Young X-Men and depowered by Ink's new Phoenix force-like power.[1]

Some of the Y-Men at the La Jolla Paintball Arena


  • Carlos Rodriguez - Bomb tattoo on left hand allowed for explosive punches and shield tattoo on his right forearm created a protective shield.[2]
  • Julio Rodriguez- Discharge marks around his left eye allowed him to blast a golden optic beam. He was fairly overweight.[3]
  • "Cheetah" - Cheetah-style spots over his torso granted him superhuman speed and razor sharp claws.[3]
  • "Spider-Man" - Webbing patterns on his elbows granted him Spider-Man-esque agility.
  • "Hand-Gun" - Tattoo of a 9mm on his right hand let him shoot actual bullets from his pointer and index fingers.[4]
  • "Dragon-Breath" - Dragon tattoos on his chest and arms allowed him to breath fire.[4]
  • "Laser-Fist" - Triangles on his forearms and wrists branched into lines to each finger which let him blast golden energy beam from his palms. He wore a large Mohawk.[3]

See Also

Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 Young X-Men #10
  2. Young X-Men 8-Young X-Men 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Young X-Men 8
  4. 4.0 4.1 Young X-Men 9
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