The Dark X-Men was formed by Director of H.A.M.M.E.R., Norman Osborn to be his team of X-Men. The team was led by Emma Frost during the San Francisco riots. It turned out that Emma infiltrated Norman Osborn as part of Cyclops' plan to deal with Osborn. When the time came to return to the X-Men, she brought Namor as well as Cloak and Dagger along. Mystique took over as leader. The Dark X-Men later encountered the return of Nate Grey.
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The X-Men soon underwent a time of great expansion. There was a boom in Earth's mutant population and secondary mutations granting mutants additional abilities and mutations happened. Storm had already formed a splinter team (X-Treme X-Men). The rest of the X-Men split into teams once again, with the home team featured in New X-Men (formerly X-Men vol. 2) and the away team featured in Uncanny X-Men.
New X-Men (New X-Men (X-Men vol. 2))
[Appearance: New X-Men #114 (2001) - New X-Men #150 (2003)]
Following the destruction of the Xavier Institute at the hands of Xorn, all the X-Men teams returned and members were reshuffled into 3 teams.
[Appearance: Astonishing X-Men #1 (2004) - Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1 (2008)]