The Acolytes formed an ascendant hybrid race similar to supersoldiers or alien-human hybrids. The appellation "Acolytes" appears in the X-Files Season 10 comics series written by Joe Harris and Chris Carter featuring the art of Michael Walsh. The Acolytes are associated to the individuals appearing in the 8th and 9th seasons of the X-Files television series who were present as Dana Scully gave birth to her son William. They are here revealed as cloaked figures who exhibit mind control, toxic green blood, healing and shapeshifting abilities. They have a vulnerability to magnetite and can be killed using an alien stiletto inserted at the base of the skull.