The Exiles consisted of heroes from different dimensions, or realities, who had been removed from time and space. A being calling himself the Timebroker claimed in to be sending them from one timeline to the next on missions to repair mistakes in various alternate worlds and divergent timelines in the Multiverse that would otherwise derail or destroy those realms. During each mission the team received instructions via a Tallus worn by the Exile's leader. When a member of the team dies in battle, or is severely injured they are replaced with a new team member. Most of the Exiles were X-Men or at least members of mutant teams, in their home reality.
The original line-up of Exiles included Blink, Nocturne, Thunderbird, Mimic, Morph, and Magnus (the son of Rogue and Magneto). Blink was made the leader and carried the Tallus. Many missions proved deadly, with the team roster frequently changing. Magnus died on the team's first mission and was replaced by Sunfire (Mariko Yashida). Thunderbird was severely crippled battling Galactus on a world where the Skrulls had invaded Earth. Thunderbird was replaced by Sasquatch (Heather Hudson).
The Exiles encountered a second team conscripted by the Timebroker, Weapon X, whose missions involved killing or maiming innocents and heroes. The team included the Sabretooth of Blink's reality. The two teams worked together to rescue a group of children from a Sentinel prison camp. However, when the mission was changed to kill David Richards in order to prevent him from growing up to become a powerful supervillain, the Exiles were not as willing as Weapon X was to kill the boy. The two teams fought until the Timebroker intervened. Sabretooth agreed to stay behind and raise David Richards himself.
Magik replaced Blink following the success on the Vi-Lock world, with Mimic taking of as leader. Blink returned after Sunfire was killed by a Brood-infected Mimic. Next, the Exiles and Weapon X were forced to battle each other until only six remained alive. Magik was killed by Hyperion when she attempted to betray the Exiles. Hyperion was eventually defeated by Blink and Gambit of Weapon X.
Thanks to the manipulations of former Weapon X leader, Hyperion, the Exiles eventually learned the true nature of their quest. Within the M'Kraan Crystal (the nexus of all reality) is a crystal "palace" with monitoring equipment and machinery to travel to various universes. This palace was discovered by a group of reality hopping insectoids, who in their attempt to understand the machinery caused the very accident the Exiles were attempting to fix. They Created the Timebroker and began collecting heroes from other realities to fix the mess that they made. The deceased or incapacitated had been put in stasis inside the "crystal palace" located inside the M'Kraan Crystal. When the Exiles took control of the palace they began a quest to heal their injured comrades and send them home, or find a final resting place for the slain. However, recent incidents have diverted the group away from accomplishing this task.
However, they underestimated the ferocity of the power mad Hyperion, who broke free from his imprisonment and took over the "crystal palace" and made an attempt to get revenge on the Exiles. The group traveled through the M'Kraan Crystal with the help of the Tallus and battled Hyperion there, and eventually defeated the super-man. Since then the Exiles have taken up shop in the palace and have been attempting to send everyone back home.
While returning Beak to his home reality (Earth-616, the prime Universe) they found that the reality had been changed to a world where super-humans ruled and were treated as celebrities. During a battle against Proteus, the homicidal mutant used his reality warping powers to travel to other universes in the body of Exile member Mimic. After jumping to many different realities, Proteus possessed the body of Exiles teammate Morph. The Exiles eventually defeated him, using a B-Mod machine from the reality of the Squadron Supreme to make all portions of his personality dormant except those of their former teammate Morph.
The Exiles continued their mission to correct various realities, while keeping a close eye on their teammate Morph in order to prevent Proteus from ever menacing the multiverse again.
- The Tallus may have a connection to the M'Kraan Crystal, which links to the nexus of all realities.
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Links and References
- List of Exiles Members
- Reality Check: The Exiles Resource Center
- UncannyXMen.Net: Exiles, Current Title Information
- Exiles Vol.1: Down The Rabbit Hole
- Exiles Vol.2: A World Apart
- Exiles Vol.3: Out of Time