Real Name: Axel Cluney

Identity/Class: Human Mutant (deceased)

Occupation: X-Force field leader (at the time of his death)

Affiliations: Coach, X-Force (Anarchist, Battering Ram, Doop, Gin Genie, La Nuit, Plazm, Sluk, U-Go Girl)

Enemies: None specific

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: California; mobile

Appearances: X-Force#116 (May, 2001)

Powers: Zeitgeist can spew flames from his mouth. He also possesses enhanced durability.

Height: 6' 2" Weight: 225 lbs.

History: (X-Force#116-fb) - Axel Cluney remembered the first time his powers activated when he (age 14) and his girlfriend Felicity (age 13) were making out on a beach, and his power suddenly activated, burning his girlfriend's face off.  It was unclear whether she died or not, as he was quoted as saying, "I sure hope the doctors managed to give her back her pretty face."

(X-Statix#10 (fb)): On March 19, during X-Force's early days, Zeitgeist along with the other members of the team at that time entered their HQ. As he stepped out of his limo and greeted fans, a young Edie Sawyer touched his hand. He then entered the HQ.

(X-Statix#10 (fb)): On April 10, as the media and fans waved and took photos of Zeitgeist as he arrived at a movie premiere, Edie Sawyer once again entered his life when she accidentally teleported in front of him.

(X-Statix#10 (fb)): Sometime after Edie joined X-Force as U-Go Girl, Zeitgeist went to a club with her.

(X-Force#116) - Zeitgeist viewed the video footage of the North African mission where Sluk was killed, while lounging with some strippers in a hot tub (in a scene that provoked Marvel into dropping the Comics Code from their books).  The next day, the team held a press conference to introduce Tike Alicar, the Anarchist, as their newest member to replace Sluk. 

Zeitgeist was later seen with the rest of the team suiting up for the next mission in New York.  He was killed alongside Battering Ram when a helicopter fired a missile at the team. 


Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred.

Zeitgeist is literally translated (from German) as "Time Ghost."  It is more loosely translated to mean "Spirit of the Times"--Snood.

Profile by: Proto-Man

Profile edited/updated by Kyle Sims

Clarifications: Zeitgeist should not be confused with:

X-Force, the popular team that became the X-Statix, should not be confused with:


As Zeitgeist watched the film of the North African mission in which Sluk was killed, Cindi and another woman of equally ill repute sat on his bed while he continued to view the film. They anxiously tried to goad him into "having fun" with them. He flirted a bit with them.

Note: Cindi is the caucasian woman with brown hair.

--X-Force I#116


When Axel Cluney was fourteen years ago, he and his then-girlfriend Felicity romantically ran hand-in-hand down the beach. As they kissed, Axel began to feel strange. At that point, his powers manifested and he burnt off Felicity's face. It was unknown whether she survived, though it is unlikely.

--X-Force I#116 (fb)







Last updated: 11/12/04

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