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X-Men is an animated series based on Marvel Comics and created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and produced by Saban Entertainment. It ran for five seasons with seventy-six episodes on Fox with later reruns on the ABC and Disney channels. The show followed the heroic exploits of the X-Men, a team of mutated humans with special abilities and their telepathic leader Charles Xavier, as they try to save the world from super powered threats. Story arcs usually spanned two or more of the half hour episodes and some plot lines dominated entire seasons. Although a children's show, X-Men often covers adult topics like discrimination, religion, difficult family issues, social problems, and terrible historical events.

Met with fear and unfounded hatred from the human race, mutants are regularly ostracized and demonized by the communities they live in. Professor Charles Xavier, a powerful mutant psychic, dreams of a world where mutants and humans live together in peace. To achieve his goals he builds a school to house young mutants in need of a safe place to live and training in their powers. The protect the school and foster good relations between mutants and humans he creates his X-Men team who fight against the threats normal humans can not combat on their own. The show featured many mutants, but the team's main members were Jean Grey, Cyclops, Beast, Wolverine, Jubilee, Storm, Rogue, and Gambit. Each of these characters has their own unique super powers and all have had their own storyline or episode within the series.

Xavier's main nemesis is Magneto, a mutant with power over magnetism and metal, who feels that mutants should become the rulers of earth. Their discordant opinions lead to several altercations between Magneto, his henchman, and the X-Men and he is a regular foe throughout the series run. Along with a large gallery of villains and trouble from the government, the X-men must deal with alternate universes and futures, alien races, and the possession of one of their own by a powerful dark force from space while trying to perpetuate Xavier's ideals.

Saturdays at 11:00 am on FOX
5 Seasons, 83 Episodes
October 31, 1992
Animation & Cartoons
Cast: Cathal J. Dodd, George Buza, Norm Spencer, Cedric Smith
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X-Men Full Episode Guide

  • Xavier is mortally wounded by Gyrich. The X-Men put together a risky strategy to save Charles' life, but they require Magneto's help, and he's preparing for war.

  • The army hears of a mutant named Sam Guthrie who has cannonball powers, and tries to enlist him. When he doesn't want to go, the X-Men come and save the day.

  • An ancestor of Charles Xaviers' recounts in his diaries the tragic unbecoming of William Essex, an individual who would soon aspire to be something quite sinister...

  • Wolverine remembers long ago when he fought in World War II with Captain America. They must battle the Red Skull and his henchmen.

  • Fabian Cortez releases Apocalypse from the astral plane, and must find him a new body. He finds Jubilee, and kidnaps her. The X-Men must stop Apocalypse before he can use Jubilee's body.

  • Jubilee makes up a fairy tale for some children involving herself, the X-Men, and their greatest foes.

  • As everyone gets ready for Storm's marriage, some bad things are discovered. Wolverine, Cyclops, and Beast discover that Arkon is really a ruthless dictator. They must get to Storm before it is too late.

  • An alien named Arkon unleashes terrible weather on Earth to get Storm's attention. He asks her to come to his planet and fix their eco-system. She and the rest of the X-Men go. Storm fixes it and Arkon proposes to her.

  • Nightcrawler gets a mysterious message from his birth mother, who he never knew. The trouble starts when one of the X-Men recognizes Nightcrawler's mother's voice....

  • While mourning Jean's "death", Cyclops quits the X-Men and visits his old orphanage. He finds out that a wealthy man is going to adopt all the children, but Cyclops has to save the children when the man is using the kids in a bad way.

  • Wolverine and Storm are trapped with Omega Red, the Soviet Union's living weapon. They must stop Omega Red before he can fulfill his deadly plan.

  • Searching for assistance to fight the Phalanx, Beast finds Forge and Banshee, and some unexpected help from Magneto and Mr. Sinister. The team must defeat the Phalanx from the inside to save the world.

  • Phalanx, an alien life form that can turn into any shape or person, is causing havoc downtown, and it is up to the X-Men to stop it. Soon, all the X-Men are captured, except Beast, who now must save the Earth.

  • Nightcrawler gets a mysterious message. He is informed that his birth mother (whom he never knew) is in trouble. He turns to the X-Men for assistance. Jubilee is baffled that Nightcrawler wants to help the mother who abandoned him. Nightcrawler admits there has been pain, but his faith in God has helped him overcome her rejection. The plot thickens when one of the team members recognizes Nightcrawler's mother's voice.

  • Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch go out to face Magneto, the murderer of their birth-mother. The rest of the history is unknown, until a huge secret is let out.

  • After getting a concussion, Professor X is trapped in the Astral Plane, where he must face his arch-rival, the Shadow King, without the help of his X-Men.

  • Cyclops heads to the town of Skull Mesa, where mutants and humans live in peace. When he gets there, he doesn't have his powers. Something weird is happening in the town....

  • Rouge's old boyfriend has been revived. When she was young, she kissed him and her powers were awakened, sending him into a coma. Could he have anything to do with the aliens Wolverine is fighting?

  • Wolverine finds himself losing control of his anger, and acting like an animal more often. He travels to Japan for a brake, but must save a city, without going crazy.

  • During Christmas, Jubilee, Storm, and Wolverine must go to the Warlock tunnels, and save a mutant boy named Leech from dying of a terrible disease.

  • Apocalypse has captured the psychics and his plan is almost complete. It is up to Wolverine, Cable, Bishop, and the remaining X-Men to stop him.

  • After stealing the government's time machine, Cable recruits the X-Men to help him on his mission of destroying Apocalypse.

  • Apocalypse captures a powerful mutant named Oracle. Professor X comes up with a plot to save her, and the X-Men must split up and battle villains.

  • In the year 3999, Apocalypse steals Cable's computer, making him able to travel through time. He ruins Scott and Jean's wedding, and sends Bishop to a time stream, where he is trapped.

  • Fabian Cortez, the new leader of Asteroid M, initiates a nuclear war with Earth. The X-men must stop him and save Gambit, who is on Asteroid M.

  • Magneto builds a home for mutants only on an orbiting base, which he names Asteroid M. Many mutants go with him to live in space, but most of the X-Men stay on Earth.

  • Proteus has tracked down his father, who is now running for Secretary of State. Now it is up to Professor X to stop the mutant that even defeated Wolverine.

  • Proteus, a 15 year old reality-warping mutant, rampages through Scotland, searching for his father. It is up to the X-Men to stop him, but they find out it will be harder than it sounds.

  • Bishop, Shard, Wolverine, and Storm have a chance to rescue Xavier, but they must defeat Nimrod, the most powerful robot warrior and Mastermold, the Sentinels' leader.

  • Wolverine and Storm are recruited on a time travel mission by Bishop. They go to an alternate reality, where they are married. Saving Professor Xavier might lead to some bad things though.

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