In X-Men '97 Season 1, Episode 1, a quick shot of a Daily Bugle front page appears prominently after Cyclops blasts villains in a warehouse. The headline reads "Benetton's Mutant Fashion Show" and features characters who seem to be nods to existing mutant characters.

Daily Bugle front page

(This isn't the only mutant tease in the episode, as I noticed a reference to Fabio Medina (Goldballs), who did not appear in the episode. And interestingly, the same Daily Bugle front page throws in familiar names like Spider-Man, Peter Parker, and Eddie Brock (Venom).)

Do the figures represent known mutants or other Marvel characters? If they do, which characters are they?

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From left to right:

Image of Loa (Alani Ryan) from "X-Men Vol. 5 #11."

X-Men Vol. 5 #11 (October, 2020)

Image of Nature Girl (Lin Li) from "X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic Vol. 1 #5."

X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic Vol. 1 #5 (September, 2021)

Image of Stacy X (Miranda Leevald) from "Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #406."

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #406 (July, 2002)

Image of Banshee (Sean Cassidy) from "Legion of X Vol. 1 #2."

Legion of X Vol. 1 #2 (August, 2022)

Image of Maggott (Japheth) from "Generation X Vol. 1 #48."

Generation X Vol. 1 #48 (February, 1999)

Image of Dust (Sooraya Qadir) from "New X-Men: Hellions Vol. 1 #2."

New X-Men: Hellions Vol. 1 #2 (August, 2005)

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