The Stepford Cuckoos are a group that features in Marvel Comics.
Whilst using Cerebro, the surviving Cuckoos came under the influence of their clone sister Esme whose psychic presence still existed. She planted the idea in their minds to help restore their deceased sisters. (X-23 v4 #5) Thus, the Cuckoos secretly attempted to resurrect their slain siblings Sophie and Esme. This involved abducting the brilliant geneticist Dr. Helen Marks and using their telepathy to control her to aid in the resurrection efforts. (X-23 v4 #1)
Mindee managed to enter into the X-Mansion where she used Cerebro to amplify her powers and with the assistance of Celeste along with Phoebe they combined their efforts to stop their mad sister Esme. This allowed Laura to dislodge Esme from Gabby's body thus leading to her dying again where in the psychic plain Sophie sought to bury her psyche so that she could never be a danger again. (X-23 v4 #5)
It was said that the Cuckoo's celebrated their birthday with them choosing the birth date of their favourite actor Tyler Kircho after Small Town became Sophie's favourite show. (X-23 v4 #1)
- Esme Cuckoo :
- Sophie Cuckoo :
- Irma Cuckoo : Irma "Mindee" Cuckoo
- Celeste Cuckoo :
- Phoebe Cuckoo :
- The Stepford Cuckoos were created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver where they made their first appearance in New X-Men v1 #118 (November, 2001).
- In New X-Men v1 #151 (2004), a version of the Stepford Cuckoos appeared in the alternate reality designated as Earth-15104 which was set 150 years in the future during the "Here Comes Tomorrow" story arc. Only three of the sisters had continued to survive in this future with them being known as the Three-in-One. They remained as members of the Xavier Institute where they used their abilities to help Headmistress Cassandra Nova-Xavier in safeguarding the dream of the Xavier creed of peaceful co-existence.
In other media
- In Wolverine and the X-Men, the Stepford Cuckoos appeared in the three part episode "Foresight" where they were voiced by actor Tara Strong.
- In The Gifted, the Stepford Cuckoos appeared in the live-action television series where she was portrayed by actor Skyler Samuels. They were referred to as the Frost Sisters who were five clones created as part of a secret illegal experiment funded by Creed Financial to create Mutants that served in the persecution of their own kind. Five such clones were made with two kept as hostages to force the other three to use their telepathy against others. This was until they decided to rebel leading to two of the sisters being killed.
- In X-Men: Battle of the Atom, the Stepford Cuckoos appeared on cards in the iOS video card game.
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- Uncanny X-Men:
- X-23 v4: