Mutant #1: Professor X
Real Name: Charles Xavier
Played By: James McAvoy
Powers: Mind Reading/Mind Control
Bio: Professor X is the creator and headmaster of Xavier’s School for the Gifted. He has the power to read and control minds and, along with his best friend Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), creates the supercomputer Cerebro.
Mutant #2: Magneto
Real Name: Erik Lehnsherr
Played By: Michael Fassbender
Powers: Magnetism; Can Bend and Control Metal
Bio: Magneto grew up a young Jewish boy living on the war torn streets of Poland. When his family is murdered by Nazis before his very eyes, his mutant powers of magnetism kick into effect, allowing him to escape. Along with his best friend and fellow X-Man Charles Xavier, Magneto built the supercomputer Cerebro.
Mutant #3: Mystique
Real Name: Raven Darkholme
Played By: Jeniffer Lawrence
Bio: Not much is known about shipshifter Mystique’s past, but she is one of the few mutants who joins Magneto’s side after he leaves the X-Men. Her ability also allows her to age slower than most people.
Mutant #4: Angel
Real Name: Angel Savadore
Played By: Zoe Kravitz
Powers: Can Fly.
Bio: Forced out of her house by her abusive step father, Angel found Xavier’s School and became one of the first X-Men. Angel gained the ability to fly after she grew a pair of fly like wings.
Mutant #5: Beast
Real Name: James McAvoy
Played By: Nicholas Hoult
Powers: Super Strength; Can Stick to Walls; Invulnerability
Bio: The future Mutant Ambassador of the United States Government, Beast serves his country as a member of the X-Men, and is a brilliant strategist and speaker.
Mutant #6: Banshee
Real Name: Sean Cassidy
Played By: Caleb Landry Jones
Powers: Supersonic Powers; Flying
Bio: Raised in a rich and noble Irish family, Banshee discovered his powers upon adolescense and retreated to the Xavier School for the Gifted. There, he serves as one of the first people to be in the X-Men.
Mutant #7: Darwin
Real Name: Armando Munoz
Played By: Edi Gathegi
Powers: Can Adapt to Any Situation He’s In
Bio: Left at a young age with only his mother, Darwin is a genius level student with a promising. However, once his powers are triggered during his teenage years, Darwin heads to Xavier’s school and becomes one of the first X-Men. Darwin can adapt to any situation he gets thrown into, making him a valuable member of the team.
Mutant #8: Havok
Real Name: Alexander Summers
Played By: Lucas Till
Powers: Can Absorb Cosmic Energy; Energy Blasts
Bio: Not becoming aware of his mutant powers until a later age, Havok was raised by a military family until they all died in plane crash. After healing from his injuries, Havok and his brother were placed in and out of adoption. In time, he finds Xavier’s School, where he would become one of the first X-Men.
The Hellfire Club
Mutant #1: Sebastian Shaw
Real Name: Sebastian Shaw
Played By: Kevin Bacon
Powers: Can Turn Energy into Raw Strength
Bio: Sebastian Shaw is the primary antagonist of X-Men: First Class. He’s done a good job of keeping his mutation under wraps to the general public, instead operating under the guise of a wealthy and successful businessman. Underneath it all, though, Shaw is the leader of the evil Hellfire Club, hell-bent on world domination.
Mutant #2: Riptide
Real Name: Janos Quested
Played By: Alex Gonzales
Powers: Can Form Tornadoes With Pure Speed
Bio: Riptide, a.k.a Janos Quested, is one of Sebastian Shaw’s henchman (and, arguably, his right hand man). Riptide can form Tornadoes out of pure speed, and works hard to serve the Hellfire Club and their goals of world dominatio n.
Mutant #3: Azazel
Real Name: N/A
Played By: Jason Flemying
Powers: Teleportation; Can Shoot Bolts of Paralyzing Energy at His Foes
Bio: The biological father of mutant Nightcrawler (who made his big screen appearance in X-Men 2), Azazel is a mutant henchman of the Hellfire Club who’s been around since Biblical times. Azazel can both teleport and stun his foes as he sees fit.
Mutant #4: Emma Frost
Real Name: Emma Frost
Played By: January Jones
Powers: Telepathy; Can Shapeshift into a Diamond Form That Grants Her Strength
Bio: A rich businesswoman from Boston, Emma Frost used her telepathic power to get her job with the Hellfire Club, and will do anything to keep it. The harpy of the X-Men world, her good looks combined with her mind control ability make her quite a foe to be reckoned with.
So there you have it, all the mutants of X-Men: First Class. So, which ones your favorite?