Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes an unflattering cameo in X-Men Schism #1. The X-Men petition the United Nations to dismantle their Sentinels, giant robots programmed to destroy mutants, but Ahmadinejad refuses to “acknowledge the existence of these so-called Sentinels.”

His rant is interrupted by a mutant terrorist, who uses telepathy to force all the UN representatives to divulge all their darkest secrets. Ahmadinejad admits “I beat my children. I do it quite often, in fact. I… I do it because… well, because I enjoy it.” Later he is seen denouncing “genetic infidels” from the palm of said Sentinel.