Let’s talk about some of the best non-mutant characters in the X-Men. The fate of mutants had been really dicey ever since Disney bought Fox. However, now that they fall under the same umbrella as the MCU, Marvel fans haven’t been happier. Throughout their years, the history of the mutants has only gotten richer. In their endless battles, they’ve formed many teams. However, at times their teammate is a non-mutant character. So, let’s talk about some of the best non-mutant X-Men characters that we’ve seen. Check it out!
Corbeau is a longtime friend of Charles Xavier and college roommate of Bruce Banner. He is a certified genius, scientist, and astronaut. Following a comic crossover, he transitioned from the pages of the Incredible Hulk to X-Men comics. He has been a prominent role in the X-Men stories after he joined them on an adventure in space.
Brand was introduced in Joss Whedon’s critically acclaimed Astonishing X-Men as the commanding officer of S.W.O.R.D., the Sentient Worlds Observation and Response Department. Her organization is complimentary to SHIELD but focuses primarily on off-world threats. Initially, she saw mutants more like trouble but eventually, she started respecting them and has teamed up with the X-Men on multiple occasions.
Cooper debuted in Uncanny X-Men #176 and has been introduced both as an antagonist and an ally to the X-Men. She was first introduced as a US National Security Advisor to oversee Mystique’s version of the Brotherhood. Cooper’s next assignment was as a liaison to the second version of the X-Factor. It was with the X-Factor that Cooper got her most prominent role and often fought alongside the team on missions.
During the fan-favourite 1980s “Outback Era,” Longshot became the most prominent non-mutant member as he was introduced as the core X-Men member. Surprisingly, while Longshot is not a mutant, he is not even human. He’s an artificially created humanoid who was designed to entertain the spineless masses of the Mojoverse. Even though he doesn’t have an X-gene, he has powers o his own like incredible dexterity, and a “good luck” power.
Now, who doesn’t Peter Parker aka Spider-Man? Surprisingly, the wall-crawler has made some unusual bonds with some X-Men members and has relentlessly fought alongside them. He has spent decades teaming up with the team. However, his most prominent role came with the 2011’s Schism event Wolverine restarted the classic mutant school under his own design. Spidey refused to remove the mask even though there were telepaths present. He used his past experiences to teach the students.
Lockheed first joined the X-Men during the Brood Saga. After Lockheed bonded with the youngest X-Men member, Kitty Pryde, he accompanied her everywhere and even joined her as a founding member of the Excalibur. Initially, it was thought that Lockheed has the intelligence that of a dog. But it later realised that Lockheed in fact highly intelligent, capable of speaking many alien languages.