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X-Men: Evolution 

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:
Kirby Morrow ...  Cyclops / ... 51 episodes, 2000-2003
Venus Terzo ...  Jean Grey / ... 50 episodes, 2000-2003
David Kaye ...  Professor Charles Xavier / ... 47 episodes, 2000-2003
Brad Swaile ...  Kurt Wagner / ... 47 episodes, 2000-2003
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...  Kitty Pryde / ... 44 episodes, 2000-2003
Scott McNeil ...  Logan / ... 41 episodes, 2000-2003
Meghan Black ...  Rogue 37 episodes, 2000-2003
Kirsten Alter ...  Ororo Munroe / ... 33 episodes, 2000-2003
Neil Denis Neil Denis ...  Evan Daniels / ... 30 episodes, 2000-2003
Noel Fisher ...  Toad / ... 25 episodes, 2000-2003
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ...  Avalanche / ... 25 episodes, 2000-2003
Michael Dobson ...  Blob / ... 24 episodes, 2000-2003
Andrew Francis ...  Iceman / ... 24 episodes, 2001-2003
Michael Kopsa ...  Beast / ... 22 episodes, 2001-2003
Colleen Wheeler ...  Mystique / ... 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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4 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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X-Men: Children of the Atom See more »

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(52 episodes)

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The writers of the show have admitted that they were big Buffy fans. Using Shadowcat as the catalyst, the two shows, Buffy and Evolution, are uncannily similar. A teenage girl with super powers fights bad guys at high school, while she attends classes. Buffy/Shadowcat have opposition against her with first the school principal and then the city mayor. Coincidentally, Joss Whedon, creator of all things Buffy, admits that he is a fan of X-Men, and based the character of Buffy on Shadowcat, even giving her the surname of Shadowcat's team leader: Summers. 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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The best X-men cartoon ever!! Claws down!!
2 July 2004 | by Skeletors_HoodSee all my reviews

For those that despise this cartoon because it takes liberties, then change the freaking channel, bub, and shut the hell up.

For those who remember the early early days of X-men, they were all teenagers in a school, learning to use their powers to benefit mankind. Well, in comic book continuity, these characters have all grown up, married, divorced, died, betrayed their friends, etc etc etc.

This cartoon went back to the basic principle that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby started out with back in the 60's. And it's revamped itself to fit today's standards and cultural influences. I like to see it as an animated version of the "Ultimate X-Men" title that marvel is producing, which does the same thing of reformatting the story to today's timeline.

And each character in this show is well written to the point that I like them even better than some of their comic book counterparts.

Scott -- we're seeing a leader developing here, but he's still a kid learning to deal with who he is and his place in the world.

Logan -- granted, he's toned down a bit, but he's just as gruff as he is in the comics, and has a better voice than he did in the 90's cartoon.

Kurt -- great interpretation. I always thought Nightcrawler was a little stiff for my liking (given his background), so I love to see him be a party animal, and to be one caught goofing off.

Rogue -- BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG IMPROVEMENT!! I'm sorry purists, but the little Southern belle thing annoyed me to no end! Someone commented that they didn't like this version of Rogue because she doesn't say "Suga." It's called good writing. I like Rogue better as a Goth girl, for one basic reason. Given her power, it would seem to me that she would keep herself isolated and sullen, to ward off anyone trying to get close to her, and the dark depressed goth girl would pull that off, not the friendly southern belle. Plus, it makes her an interesting contrast to Jean and Kitty, who are upbeat popular girls.

Toad -- they took one of the worst characters of comicdom, and made him likable. He works better as a lovable loser, who just can't get a break.

I will also give honorable mention to a couple other characters, like Magneto, who is actually a threatening presence in this cartoon, and Beast, whose transformation in this cartoon makes more sense than in the comics.

The best animated X-Men yet, and it will be very hard to top.


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