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The X-Men Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The X-Men have been one of Marvel Comics' best-selling and most popular super-teams for decades. They've had their share of highs and lows, and seen more members than anybody could possibly shake a stick at. But one of the core aspects of their appeal endures through it all: They are a direct and purposeful analogue for those outcast and oppressed by society.

It's no surprise, then, that X-Men fans have deeply-rooted connections to their favorite characters. Cyclops, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Storm — many of these heroes are among people's favorite fictional characters of all time, regardless of medium. Their experiences mirror their readers', while Marvel's mutant mythology is vast, diverse, and fascinating. Plus, their powers, costumes, and backstories are just plain cool

No matter who you are or what kind of life you've lived, there's an X-Man you can relate to. It's kind of like astrology, in that sense — everyone has a sign to call their own. Why not put them together? This is the X-Men character you are, based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Wolverine

Wolverine isn't just the most popular X-Man, he's one of the most famous superheroes in the entire world. The grizzled mutant, who first appeared in 1974's "The Incredible Hulk" #180, has walked the Marvel universe for centuries. He's seen his fair share of suffering along the way, but he continues to fight for those who can't, both in spite of and because of all the pain he's endured. This is a large part of what makes him an Aries. 

Aries folks are a bold sort, who dive head-first into danger, often without thought. They are relentless, passionate fighters who tend to have dangerous tempers. However, they are also social creatures who seek to build communities, and often serve as excellent inspirational leaders. Though Wolverine has a reputation as a wandering loner, he's nearly always a member of a team, be it the X-Men, the Avengers, or Alpha Flight. That's no coincidence.

Despite his name, Wolverine is a lot like a bear: He's loving and protecting of his cubs, yet fierce and deadly to anybody who threatens them. This is a classically Aries trait. He also acts as a mentor to younger mutants, and can always be counted on to rally the X-Men whenever they face seemingly impossible odds. Though he doesn't have the sunny attitude some Aries do, this intense protective instinct is one of the sign's most prominent strengths.

Taurus: Emma Frost

Those born under the sign of Taurus love comfort and extravagance, but they're also practical, devoted, and grounded. These traits combine to mean one thing: Taureans know the value of money, and exactly how to use it. When they aren't busy utilizing their excellent managerial skills, they pursue life's many pleasures. They are also reliable, committed, uncompromising, and stubborn. All of this fits Emma Frost, the White Queen, to a T.

First introduced in 1979's "X-Men" #129, Emma is a powerful telepath who can turn herself into a living diamond. She's also an experienced and successful businesswoman, and thoroughly enjoys all of the comforts that entails. She's showcased her leadership skills as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club, the headmaster of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and an influential figurehead of the mutant community. Though her uncompromising commitment to her goals often leads her to act more like a villain than a hero, she tends to stay on the side of the angels nowadays.

In 2010's "X-Men Origins: Emma Frost" #1, Emma uses her telepathy to force the previous leadership of the Hellfire Club to murder each other. She pursues an affair with Cyclops in 2003's "New X-Men" #138, despite the fact that he's married to Jean Grey. This is the dark side of Taurus' determined nature. But through it all, Emma genuinely cares for her students, and has made the world a better place. She's not all good, but she's definitely not all bad.

Gemini: Nightcrawler

Geminis are often extremely talkative, but it's rarely idle chatter. They have active, inquisitive minds that constantly ponder the world they live in, from complex philosophy to esoteric religion. They also love to invest in and develop relationships, and are expressive and quick-witted. The swashbuckling mutant known as Nightcrawler, aka Kurt Wagner, may as well be the poster child for this sign. 

First introduced in 1975's "Giant-Size X-Men" #1, Kurt was born with blue skin, yellow eyes, pointed ears, and a devilish tail. He's often mistaken for a demon, despite the fact that he's a devout Catholic. This has caused no end of angst for the good-hearted mutant. After becoming an X-Man and coming to terms with his mutations, however, Kurt's warm, generous, and charmingly eccentric personality is finally able to shine forth. It's no wonder he's one of the team's most popular members.

Nightcrawler lovingly devotes much of his time to his friends, like so many sociable Geminis do. He also spends many hours thinking and talking through his life and faith. He's no slouch on the battlefield, though — Kurt fights evil, often with a cutlass, by teleporting to and fro, making clever quips. He's the life of any party that's lucky enough to let him in, and a serious companion down to debate life's mysteries. In short, the ideal Gemini.

Cancer: Colossus

Colossus, aka Piotr Rasputin, discovers he's a mutant in 1975's "Giant-Size X-Men" #1, when his skin transforms into solid metal and gives him incredible super-strength. He's since become one of the X-Men's most powerful fighters, but his cold, battle-ready shell can be deceiving. Underneath that living metal is a man who values family above all else — just like someone born under the sign of Cancer.  

Though this is more literally true for Piotr than anyone else, Cancers are known for their well-constructed exteriors, which can sometimes hide their deep feelings. They prioritize hearth and home, and treasure their communities. Piotr has two families in his life he is totally devoted to: His biological kin and the X-Men. These clans come together in Colossus' love for his younger sister, Illyana, better known as Magik. Thankfully, Cancers are known for having a "the more the merrier" mentality when it comes to loved ones, because the X-Men's membership grows at an astounding rate. Moreover, many of the people they take in need exactly the kind of care and protection Colossus' unique combination of strength and acceptance can provide. 

Leo: Beast

Henry McCoy, better known as Beast, is a founding member of the X-Men who made his debut in 1963's "X-Men" #1. Hank, as he's often called, is known for his creative intelligence, astounding sense of humor, sheer enthusiasm, and dramatic, grandiloquent loquaciousness. Put that together, and you've got an ideal Leo.

Readers who don't know what "grandiloquent" or "loquacious" mean might need a dictionary if they ever encounter Hank McCoy, because long, fancy words are basically the only kind of language he speaks. Like any Leo, Hank is theatrical and passionate, and doesn't believe in toning it down. He's developed many close friendships as both an X-Men and an Avenger, as any warm-hearted Leo is wont to do. Most of all, however, he's distinguished by his scientific ambition, which has gotten him into trouble on several occasions. A Leo is going to go wherever their spirit takes them, even if that tips into hubris.

It is this very overconfidence that permanently transforms Hank into the furry blue creature many fans know today, in 1972's "Amazing Adventures" #13. As if his personality isn't enough to sell his sign, he eventually mutates into a lion-esque form in 2001's "New X-Men" #114. He's not just a Leo, he's the Leo.

Virgo: Cyclops

Cyclops, aka Scott Summers, isn't just a long-running leader of the X-Men, he's one of the best tacticians in the Marvel universe. He owes a great deal of that ability to his many Virgo-esque traits. Virgos are incredibly meticulous, sometimes to an apparently needless degree. But it is this exacting and methodical attention to detail that has helped Cyclops achieve long-standing success through countless adventures with the X-Men. 

A founding member of the team who made his debut in 1963's "X-Men" #1, Scott often acts as a field leader. His sense of duty sees him devote his life to the X-Men, and indeed, all mutant-kind. Typically, he supports the dream of human-mutant coexistence that Professor Xavier forms the X-Men to achieve. Like any Virgo, he's industrious in his pursuit of these goals. He also tends to put his own feelings on the back-burner, so he can approach situations systematically and logically — even when it hurts. 

Basically, Scott is the epitome of "all work and no play," and the X-Men are almost always better for it. Still, he, and his fellow Virgos, should learn to take it easy every once in a while.

Libra: Storm

Introduced in 1975's "Giant-Size X-Men" #1, Storm, aka Ororo Munroe, is one of a kind. After a plane crash kills her parents and traps her under rubble for three days, Ororo is forced to live on the streets of Cairo. She eventually discovers her mutant abilities, which are among the most impressive in the Marvel universe: Storm can control and create weather. She travels throughout Africa, becoming renowned as a goddess due to the generous use of her mutant powers. She brings rain where there is drought, peace where there is conflict, and balance where there is chaos. 

This sums up one of the principle characteristics of those born under the sign of Libra. Libras are quintessential team players who seek to establish harmony, equality, and justice in the world around them. They are fair, intelligent, and hate being alone, which encourages them to seek teams, families, and partners. Storm has done just this with the X-Men and other superheroes like Black Panther, her one-time husband. Wherever Storm goes, she seeks to improve things — and often succeeds.

Scorpio: Cable

Like all Scorpios, Cable is a force to be reckoned with. Born in 1985's "Uncanny X-Men" #201 (and introduced as Cable in 1989's "New Mutants" #86), Nathan Summers is the son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey, the X-Men better known as Cyclops and the Phoenix. He's had a hard life: The incredible power he inherited from his parents attracts the attention of many villains who seek to use it to their advantage. This eventually leads to his infection with a deadly "Techno-Organic Virus," which gives him his cyborg appearance. In order to save their son, Scott has to allow him to be raised in a dark future ruled by Apocalypse, where his disease can be cured. Nathan survives, but his experiences harden him. He becomes determined to use time travel to prevent his future from ever happening, no matter the cost. 

Like Nathan, Scorpios are intense and serious individuals who are fiercely dedicated to their missions. They see the world in clear absolutes, have little use for ambiguity, distrust others, and hate dishonesty. This all describes Cable, who isn't exactly the friendliest guy. Scorpios are also skilled tacticians who play their cards close to their chest. They know exactly when and how to strike, and they're not afraid to do exactly that. It is this trait that has kept Cable alive so long, in so many different timelines.

Sagittarius: Gambit

First appearing in 1990's "X-Men Annual" #14, Remy LeBeau was abandoned by his parents at birth due to his glowing eyes. He's taken in by the city's Thieves Guild, and raised to become one of the best crooks in the entire world. After a disastrous attempt to broker piece with the Assassins Guild through an arranged marriage, Gambit is expelled from the guild. A chance encounter with Storm impresses the X-Woman enough for her to sponsor Remy for membership. 

As a member of the team, Gambit is finally able to come to terms with his past, put his skills toward a greater good, and even fall in love with his teammate Rogue, another former criminal. This history, personality, and set of talents all make him a great example of a Sagittarius

Gambit is a loner, like so many born under this sign, inclined to wander after meaning. Many of his early life experiences left him lost and somewhat damaged — he has had to search for new purpose alongside the valiant X-Men. Quest-loving Sagittarians are ideally suited for that sort of journey. They're also enthusiastic extroverts who fight for change when given the proper foundation, just like Gambit does when he joins the X-Men and pursues a relationship with a woman whose touch might kill him. What's love without a little risk?

Capricorn: Professor X

Capricorns are determined, ambitious, and patient. Above all, they're ready to put the work in to achieve their lofty goals, which can take an entire lifetime. Their eagerness and self-control helps them lead and manage others in pursuit of these dreams. Who does that sound like if not Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men?

The original leader and founder of the group who made his debut in 1963's "X-Men" #1,  Professor X longs for a world where mutants and humans can coexist in peace. He's more than willing to do what it takes to make that dream a reality. That's why he forms the team in the first place: He wants to help mutants control their powers and protect the world, thus replacing humanity's fear with trust. 

Xavier is practical, like any Capricorn. He knows his dream is huge, but he constantly and consistently makes solid, realistic plans to achieve it. His is an unwavering focus, and though it can often make him seem distant or cold, those close to him know it's fueled by just how intensely he cares. Capricorn isn't an unfriendly sign, just an incredibly hard-working one. 

Aquarius: Kitty Pryde

Those born under the sign of Aquarius have a progressive social consciousness. They often focus on humanitarian concerns, and seek to change the world in radical ways. Unsurprisingly, they're also free spirits who are often known for their wide-ranging intelligence, caring natures, and somewhat wacky fashion choices. Basically, they're Kitty Pryde.

Of all the X-Men, Kitty (aka Shadowcat, aka Sprite, aka Ariel, aka the Red Queen) is one of the most genuinely good. It is her deep-rooted concern for people that leads her to reject the Hellfire Club's villainous Massachusetts Academy in favor of Xavier's altruistic School for Gifted Youngsters in 1979's "X-Men" #129, her debut appearance. She accepts those around her and willingly fights for those who fear and persecute her, convinced she can help create the world that Professor X dreams of. 

Kitty's powers allow her to phase through solid objects, making her a literally free "spirit." She's also incredibly intelligent, and has led teams of X-Men herself on many occasions with verve and vision. In regards to her sense of fashion, well, feast your eyes on this little number. Only an Aquarius would pair roller skates with a metallic bodysuit, striped legwarmers, and a bright purple mask.

Pisces: Rogue

As the final sign in the zodiac, some believe that Pisces combines the lessons of the preceding signs. These compassionate folks place great emphasis on emotions, and often take others' burdens on. This means that Pisceans need to practice letting go of the past and moving forward, and establishing good boundaries.

Rogue knows these lessons well. Cursed with the uncontrollable ability to absorb the life, memories, and powers of anybody she comes into skin-to-skin contact with, young Anna Marie became an isolated runaway. Mystique recruits the girl into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, which means Rogue made her debut as a villain in 1981's "Avengers Annual" #10. In a fateful encounter with Carol Danvers, Rogue absorbs the woman's powers and portions of her personality, memories, and consciousness. Divided and split by these competing identities, Rogue finally turns to the telepathic Professor Xavier for help. After her psyche is back under her control, she joins the X-Men once and for all. 

Rogue lets go of her villainous past, moves forward, has powers that literally take on others' lessons and burdens, and must constantly fight to maintain boundaries between her true self and that of the people she touches. Bottom line: Rogue is a Pisces through and through.