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
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The original credits sequence featured a 3D model and a brief description of each member of the X-Men except for Jubilee. Beginning in the second season, the credits sequence was changed to feature a blue background with episode clips. When UPN began airing reruns on Sunday mornings an alternate credits sequence was used: a high-quality Japanese-animated version of the original opening. See more »
In "X-Ternally Yours" Bobby and Belle place their tithe boxes before the X-Ternal, but the boxes disappear in a wide shot. See more »
[Rogue rips off Pierce's arm]
Thanks for the hand, Sugar. I bet these cybernetic things cost an arm and a leg.
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In the opening credits, a roll call of the X-Men occurs, with each member showing off their particular ability. See more »
The X-Men animated series was a terrific try at bringing the ultra-popular comic book featuring mutant outcasts to the small screen. While the animation was amateurish and choppy at best, the voice over work was a particularly wonderful highlight. The stories were re-hashes of the plots from the comics' 30+ years in publication, and a few standouts included the Phoenix Saga, and its follow-up featuring the reconciliation between Scott Summers, alias Cyclops, and his father, the interstellar pirate/freedom fighter, Corsair.
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