A team of mutant superheroes fight for justice and human acceptance in the Marvel Comics universe.
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In the Marvel Comics universe, mutants, people with genetically endowed superpowers, are a persecuted by a hateful and fearful populous. One shelter from this is Professor Xavier's Academy for Gifted Children. But the school has a secret function as a training centre for mutants to control their abilities so they can function in regular society. It also serves as a secret headquarters of a superhero team, called the X-Men formed both to be a positive example of mutants and as an opposing force against those mutants who seek to force the world to kneel to their perceived superiority. This series recounts their adventures as they struggle to make the world accept them, while battling villains like Magneto, Apocalypse and the genocidal robots known as the Sentinels. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The actual Brood from the comics was never allowed to make a full appearance in this series due to broadcast standards and practices censorship. Instead, a heavily altered version of the Brood, called The Colony, appears in the episode "Love in Vain". These aliens looked more reptilian than insectoid and were equipped with metallic tentacled armors instead of having organic tentacles. In addition, instead of laying their eggs in other people, they infect other races and transform them into their own kind. The Brood only made brief cameo appearances in the episodes "Mojovision", as generic aliens that fight Beast and Rogue in one of Mojo's shows and a classic Brood Queen also appears in the episode "Cold Comfort" as an illusion projected by Professor X to scare away the soldiers attacking Iceman. The comic Brood also appear in the Japanese intro for the series. See more »


In the opening theme scene, the X-Men charge against the Brotherhood of Mutants. One of the team members on the Brotherhood is an man dressed as an Indian. That Indian character is named Thunderbird and, according to the original comics, is a hero of the X-Men. See more »


Sentinel: Unidentified mutants... ignore.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the opening credits (Season 1-4), the X-Men first soar through space and through the series title. At the end, the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants collide with each other and form the series title. See more »


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X-Men Main Theme
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The perfect animated series ever!
10 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

After 16 years since its release and almost 11 after its last episode, I still think that X-Men TAS stills being the perfect animated series ever based on a comic book so powerful as X-Men ever was. I still miss it.

You can feel the difference between X-Men TAS and X-Men Evolutions with the ages. Today I'm 26 y.o. and until now I watch TAS and feel excited about it while I watch Evolutions and feel bored with those teenage jokes. TAS was an animated series for teenagers and adults, because it was fun for the kids and mature on its plot and all its stories were very consistent for the adult audience.

I must say that I like a lot the movie trilogy, but just because I'm a huge fan of the mutants, but the movies wasn't faithful to the comics at all. I agree that some changes were needed for the movies, but a lot was changed... and a lot change for the comics after the movies, and Evolution is the proof of that.

X-Men TAS was extremely faithful to the comics and a lot close to the comics stories. It was like seeing the comics in the TV. All the main character and villains were there, with all their powers, original costumes, personalities, all their stories were well explored during all the 5 seasons. The other supporting characters also had their important moments. The important stories like The Savage Island or The Genosha Island, Apocalipse and mainly (I SAID MAINLY) The Phoenix Saga and The Dark Phoenix Saga were masterpieces and I still watch to them till today like they were the real movies that I though one day X-Men would be, but never was.

They tried to insert some kind of Phoenix in the movies but it was a joke comparing to the importance of this entire saga in the comics, and TAS did an amazing experience with entire saga for over 9 episodes. I still think that all the Phoenix saga should become a movie series because it's a sci-fi epic that everyone would enjoy, and a sci-fi epic that the movie series fails to be in some moments.

Today the art work in TAS stills being something great because it was entirely colored by hands and not by computer. All the animated technique used in production are no longer in use by any kind of studio and that's another great thing to admire.

X-Men TAS is a strongly recommended series for those who enjoy a lot so loved mutants and also for those who became fans after the movies and don't know anything about them in the early years or think that Evolutions is a great piece of work. Yeah... Evolution is all about a great PIECE of work, while TAS is an ENTIRE great work.

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