The Stepford Cuckoos

Stepford Cuckoos

Real Names
Celeste Cuckoo, Esme Cuckoo, Irma "Mindee" Cuckoo, Phoebe Cuckoo, Sophie Cuckoo
First Appearance
New X-Men (Vol. 1) #118 (November, 2001)
Grant Morrison, Ethan Van Sciver
Team Affliations
Weapon Plus, Corsairs, X-Men, Brotherhood of Mutants (Esme
Three-in-One, Five-in-One, Thousand-in-One, Weapon XIV (Units 1 to 5)
Base of Operations
Salem Centre, New York
Telepathic hive-like super-mind, telekinesis, flawless diamond form impervious to destruction or emotion
Skills and Abilities
Mental training and willpower

The Stepford Cuckoos are a group of psychic quintuplets in the Marvel Universe and students of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.


Bioengineered by Weapon Plus, the Stepford Cuckoos were born a quasi-gestalt psychic force and ended up joining the Xavier Institute as students who were their own clique.


When mad scientist Dr. John Sublime had the powerful psychic X-Man Emma Frost in a comatose state, he took advantage of the situation and harvested eggs from her to experiment on.  Sublime was also a part of the Weapon Plus program, and had begun cloning Frost in an attempt to create a powerful gestalt telepathic force that could kill every mutant on Earth.