Like Superman, Ernst does have superhuman strength, despite her appearance of twig-like child-like limbs and wrinkly face, with traits like those with progenia. But since Morrison's run has ended, Ernst has been retconned of the Nova persona and has been given her own personality. But the constant in her character's history has been her BFF Martha Johansson, you know, the floating brain with syringes all up in her grill that Ernst leads around on a chain leash. I absolutely love the dichotomy of her powers, but it's also mysterious. With Cassandra Nova's own telepathy, telekinesis, and phasing powers and Martha's superstrength, what other powers are within Ernst's grasp? It's likely that her superstrength comes from the TK, but maybe we'll never know.
Favorite Costume(s): Any ugly sweater and adorable pigtails.
Anole ins't just another Toad; he has reptilian traits, with an prehensile tongue, camouflaging exterior, healing factor, limb regeneration, sharp spikes and claws, and enhanced speed, reflexes, agility, and stamina. At one point, his arm was severed, and it regrew but in a bigger, bulkier, more reptilian form. Anole is a well-mannered, well-meaning boy, but sometimes gives into his emotions. But perfect characters aren't good characters, are they now?
Favorite costume(s): New X-Men, Academy X
Dr. Henry "Hank" P. McCoy
Beast rocks so hard. I learned to love language from him. His alliterative tongue is wise beyond his years, and his dedication to education and reason has made him an ask-questions-first, fight-later kinda dude. Not to mention, he's a big cat. I don't like small cats...the domestic kind. They're annoying, But big cats rule. Look at the tiger! It's awesome! Literally awesome! Every time I see one, I drool with astonishment. I'd imagine if I saw Beast in real life, I might think he looked like the Abominable Snowman who just arose out of a frozen lake and freak the hell out, but then I might be okay with it and think just like I do about tigers but maybe even more expressive. Beast should be in more comics, solely so he can teach youngins to speak well. Beast has stood up to Cyclops and actually did something about it, rather than gripe and walk away but still serve the X-Men. What Hank did in leaving and joining the Avengers after his turn in space with SWORD was the right thing to do.
Favorite Costume(s): Human-skinned red-and-blue, Shi'Ar space suit from UM 342-50.
Favorite Costume: GeNeXt
Favorite costume(s): Revolution, recent pre-death