Cyclops is a mutant and leader of the X-Men. Cyclops has the power to fire blasts of energy from his eyes which he controls by wearing a visor.


Early life

Later life

Leading the X-Men

Captured by the Morlocks

Meeting Mister Sinister

Return of Mister Sinister


Mission to space
Farewell to Jean

Children of the Shadow


Return of Jean

The truth about Corsair



When Spider-Man learned that he was mutating in to some kind of inhuman creature he went to the Xavier Mansion to seek the help of Professor X. As Spider-Man broke into the mansion he was confronted by the X-Men who were wondering why he was there. However, Spider-Man was able to break free of the restraints he was in and managed to web up Cyclops and the X-Men and run off. Cyclops then shot his optic blast at the web and freed himself. He and the X-Men then chased Spider-Man down. To get away from the X-Men, Spider-Man entered the Danger Room. However, Gambit revealed that he was in there earlier and accidentally left the Danger Room on. As Cyclops asked what program was running in the Danger Room, Gambit answered "Deadly Sentinels." The X-Men were able to break into the Danger Room and fend off the Sentinels. Cyclops then ordered Jean Grey to go to the control room and shut down the Danger Room which she did. Cyclops was later present when Spider-Man told Professor X about his furthering mutation and asked for a cure. However, Xavier told Spider-Man that his work was not to cure mutants but to help them accept who and what they are. Angered by this Spider-Man left the Xavier Mansion. Beast followed Spider-Man but was captured by a security team working for Herbert Landon.


The next day Cyclops and Jubilee were testing the engines on the Blackbird when they received a video transmission from Wolverine who asked where Beast was. Cyclops told Wolverine to check the laboratory. However, Wolverine replied that he already checked the laboratory. However, Cyclops and Jubilee shrugged this off and believed that Beast was fine.


Later on Wolverine was able to track Beast to the Brand Corporation where he fought Spider-Man whom he believed was responsible for Beast's disappearance. Wolverine soon learned that Spider-Man had nothing to do with Beast's abduction and the two teamed up to rescue him. As the two of them managed to rescue Beast from the Brand Corporation, Herbert Landon accidentally fell into a vat of chemicals which turned him into a giant mutant monster. Xavier soon learns of this and sends Cyclops and the other X-Men to help Beast, Wolverine, and Spider-Man fight the creature.


Cyclops and the X-Men then regrouped with Wolverine, Beast, and Spider-Man. Both Beast and Spider-Man devised a way to drain Landon of his energy in order to defeat him. Cyclops piloted the Black Bird into the sky and Rogue flew out of the Blackbird and wrapped a metal cable around Landon. Before Rogue did this Cyclops told her to be careful. However, Rogue told Cyclops not tot worry about her. As Beast activated the machines on the Blackbird they were successful in draining Landon of his power and turned back to a human. After defeating Herbert Landon, Cyclops apologized to Spider-Man for getting off on a rocky start and told him that he was a real team player. Cyclops and the X-Men then returned to the Xavier Mansion.



The information in this section was not present in X-Men: The Animated Series. However, it was part of the canonical comic book series, X-Men '92.
Scott and Jean later left the X-Men to lead a normal life.

Rachel Summers used the Phoenix Force to bring Cyclops and Jean Grey to the future that Apocalypse ruled. As the three of them made their way to Mister Sinister's base it was revealed that Sinister was working with Rachel to create a clone of Cyclops and Jean to defeat Apocalypse. This clone that Sinister created grew up to be Cable.

Alternate timeline

Days of Future Past

Age of Apocalypse

Powers, equipment, and weaknesses



Cyclops has the mutant ability to project red-colored beams of solar energy known as "optic blasts" from his eyes. The power of these beams is drawn from the sun's rays.

His optic blast are so powerful that it can punch a hole through a mountain.


Cyclops wears a visor to control his optic blast. The visor has controls on the sides that allows Cyclops to release his optic blast at will. These controls also can be used to control the intensity of the blast.


Due to a brain injury sustained as a child Cyclops is unable to control his optic blasts. His powers are always active and he must wear sunglasses or his visor to block the energy coming from his eyes.

If Cyclops is not exposed to sun light for a long period of time he will lose his mutant optic blasts power.


X-Men: The Animated Series

Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Fantastic Four: The Animated Series


  • While casting Cyclops in X-Men: The Animated Series the creators of the series had in mind a voice that sounded like a young Robert Stack, a young William Holden, and a young Robert Redford.