Crux and the rest of her team are artificially-powered, fake, gisted X-Men copies who appeared in 1998.

This gives them a curiously familiar-yet-off-target quality that we found interesting, and could be of use in more scenarios.


  • Real Name: Cristal Lemieux.
  • Note: Last name also given as “Lemiuex”, assumed to be a common Anglo misspelling.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Cerebro’s X-Men.
  • Base Of Operations: Hidden Bunker, Florida Swamp.
  • Height: Weight:
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Crux can sheathe the right half of her body in flames, and the left in ice. Furthermore, she can project beams of fire or ice from the appropriate side. She seems to have been modelled on a combination of the powers of Iceman and Sunfire.

She’s also a championship level ice skater.


Crux is actually an artificial being. She was created by Cerebro when it gained sentience and took on a physical body. Lemieux was given a physical body and artificial memories, believing herself to be a championship ice skater.

Cerebro first sent them to attack a group of X-Men on board a cruise ship, to abduct Shadowcat. Hostilities erupted between the two groups, seriously damaging the ship. They managed to escape with Shadowcat as their captive. They took her back to the hidden bunker they were using, where she met Cerebro, who appeared as Professor Xavier.

Shadowcat helped Cerebro, believing him to be Xavier, overcome programming left in him by Bastion. Then the new X-Men were dispatched to ambush the real X-Men, blowing up their Blackbird in flight, and attacking its occupants.

Crux leaps in and shoots fire

The real X-Men were saved when Colossus and Nightcrawler arrived in another Blackbird, but that was then shot down by Mercury in Cerebro’s X-Men’s Aurora.

When Shadowcat broke free, they tried to recapture her, but failed. Thus earned them Cerebro’s displeasure.

Cape Citadel

He next dispatched them to the Cape Citadel space centre. They were to stop the launch of a space shuttle carrying a Mutant Defense Net. This technology was designed to keep track of mutants, and eliminate them when possible. They again come into conflict with the real X-Men.

During the battle, Cerebro reveals its true nature. This gave his team time to escape with the satellite from the shuttle. The real X-Men caught up with them before they can get far, however, catching them by surprise and destroying the satellite. Cerebro transports the team away, soon returning them to digital storage.


Arrogant and vindictive, Crux looks down on most people, mocking them in battle.

She doesn’t like to be made to be got the better of, making sure she gets her revenge on anyone who tries it.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Thrillseeker
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Ice Skater
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 014 HP: 020

Flame Being: 08, Flame Project: 10, Icing: 08, Ice Production: 10

Bonuses and Limitations:
Flame Being covers the right half of her body, Icing covers her left, and they have the Combined Power Usage Bonus (+1).

Acrobatics (Ice Skating): 06

Language (French).

Cerebro’s X-Men (High).

SIA (Obey\Believe Cerebro).

By Gareth Lewis.

Source of Character: Marvel Comics (Uncanny X-Men #360 & X-Men #80).