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Essex Corp., also known as Alkali, is a company owned by seeking to make a profit by creating and selling mutant supersoldiers. They are behind the creation of the X-Men clone children and act as the main antagonistic faction of Logan and Deadpool 2.



Essex raised several children genetically altered with mutant DNA inside of the Alkali facility. As the children grew up, Essex attempted to program them to be soldiers. However, the children did not want to kill, and with the help of Gabriela and several other nurses, most of the children have escaped. In response to this Dr. Zander Rice, a scientist working for Essex Corp., dispatched Donald Pierce and the Reavers to go recover the children.

Essex also at some point began working on a clone of the Wolverine, dubbed X-24. Once the clone was finished developing, Dr. Rice sent it after X-23 and Logan.

Eventually, Dr. Rice, Pierce, X-24 and the Reavers were wiped out by Logan and the X-23 children. It is unknown what happened to the company afterward.


  • The name of this corporation is a reference to ??? ESSEX CORP: Mr. Sinister. Alluding to what takes place in the next movie in the X-men line.
  • Essex Corp is quite similar to Shinra Inc from Final Fantasy VII: They are family-owned science companies that specialize in genetics.


           X-Men Movie Villains

Brotherhood of Mutants
Magneto | Mystique | Sabretooth | Toad | Pyro | Juggernaut | Multiple Man | Callisto | Dark Phoenix | Psylocke | Azazel | Riptide | Angel Salvadore | Emma Frost | Black Tom Cassidy

Team X
William Stryker Jr. | Lady Deathstrike | Jason Stryker | Wade Wilson/Weapon XI | Agent Zero | William Stryker Sr. | Agent Smith

Hellfire Club
Sebastian Shaw | Emma Frost | Azazel | Angel Salvadore | Riptide

Yashida Corporation
Silver Samurai | Shingen Yashida | Madam Viper | Kenuichio Harada | Noburo Mori

Trask Industries
Bolivar Trask | William Stryker Jr. | Sentinels

Weapon X Program
Ajax | Angel Dust | Smith

Ashir En Sabah Nur
Apocalypse | Magneto | Psylocke | Archangel

Essex Corp
Dr. Zander Rice | Donald Pierce | X-24 | Reavers | The Headmaster

Cable | Firefist