X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)

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This rendition of X-Men features Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Spike as teenagers as they fight for a world that fears and hates them.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Scott Summers / ... (51 episodes, 2000-2003)
Venus Terzo ...
 Jean Grey / ... (50 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Professor Charles Xavier / ... (49 episodes, 2000-2003)
Brad Swaile ...
 Kurt Wagner / ... (47 episodes, 2000-2003)
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
 Kitty Pryde / ... (44 episodes, 2000-2003)
Scott McNeil ...
 Logan / ... (42 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Rogue (38 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Ororo Munroe / ... (34 episodes, 2000-2003)
Neil Denis ...
 Evan Daniels / ... (30 episodes, 2000-2003)
Christopher Gray ...
 Avalanche / ... (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Toad / ... (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Iceman / ... (25 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Blob / ... (24 episodes, 2000-2003)
Colleen Wheeler ...
 Mystique / ... (23 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Beast / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Pietro Maximoff / ... (21 episodes, 2000-2003)
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Professor Charles Francis Xavier, who has the mutant ability to read minds, searches for new mutants to train them how to use their powers for good and to prevent the mutants from harming themselves and others at his School for Gifted Youngsters. His opposition, Magneto "Master of Magnetism", is doing the same thing, but for evil purposes. He has made Mystique who is a shape-shifter, a principle of his high school to gather evil mutants to prepare them for war against non-mutants. The most interesting plot of the story is that all the heroes and villains attend the same high school. The classic battle of good vs. evil has begun again. Written by Emmett Dweh <edweh@clam.rutgers.edu>

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Kitty is shown lighting a Menorah in the ending montage, establishing that she is Jewish (episode 2.09 "On Angel's Wings"). See more »

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When Jean and Kurt leave the mansion, McCoy and Xavier find them at the airport buying tickets to New York City; Bayville is less than an hour by car from the city, around two in bad traffic. There are no flights from anywhere near Bayville to New York City. See more »

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Col. Nick Fury: I can't let her go!
Wolverine: You can... and you will.
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Followed by X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 (2001) See more »

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Better than you thought
13 September 2003 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

A lot of people have been putting this show down, and I'd like to set the record straight. For those who don't know, the show is about the X-men when they were teenagers. The creators probably thought that by making them younger, they could appeal to a younger audience (it's survived 3 years up to this point, so who's to say they were wrong?). And for the most part, this angered X-men "purists", who argued that the series butchered their favorite characters, and that this was an insult to "true" fans. Get over yourselves.

I'll admit, the first season was pretty dull. The writers spent the majority of time introducing new characters (a necessity for a show with such a large, diverse cast). They couldn't develop individual characters very much, or put them into the complex story arcs that the comics are famous for.

But that all changed with season two. Unfortunately, by that time, most older fans had already given up on the series and are missing out on some great stuff. The story has evolved (no pun intended) over the years, and now we're beginning to see some of the classic X-men arcs. With the escalated aggression of Magneto, the rising tension between humans and mutants, and the emergence of Apocalypse, I feel that the series has reached a turning point. The writers are able to explore complex issues such as prejudice and tolerance, while still presenting it from a kid's-eye view. They've reached a new depth that they're now just starting to explore. So give it a shot. Just because these X-men aren't exactly what you're used to isn't necessarily a bad thing. Heck, if they were just going to copy what came before, there would really be no sense in making a new series in the first place.


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