List of X-Men (TV series) episodes

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This list regards the 1990s X-Men series; for the series starting in 2000, see List of X-Men: Evolution episodes; for the 2011 anime series, see List of Marvel Anime episodes.

The first X-Men animated series debuted on October 31, 1992 on the Fox Network as part of the "Fox Kids" Saturday morning lineup. The plot was loosely adapted from famous storylines and events in the X-Men comics, such as the Dark Phoenix Saga, Days of Future Past, the Phalanx Covenant, and the Legacy Virus. The show features a team line-up similar to that of the early 1990s X-Men comic books: the lineup largely resembles that of Cyclops' Blue Team, established in the early issues of the second X-Men comic series.

The series' first 13 episodes were notable for being possibly the first time ever that an American animated series had a full season of episodes flow one into the next, creating a single continuing narrative, something the series producers fought heavily for. However, starting with season three, most episodes (except for multi-part stories) were shown in random order.

Each episode was assigned two different numbers internally. One is for Script Order, which indicates the number assigned by the production company. The other is for Production Order, which are the official episode numbers assigned by Fox Children's Network, indicating the order in which they received the episodes. These both vary from the order in which the series actually aired after season three. According to series writer Steven Melching, the Script Order is the "best guide in terms of overall series continuity, as this is how the stories were originally envisioned to flow together."[1]

The X-Men also appeared on Spider-Man in episodes "The Mutant Agenda" and "Mutants' Revenge". Storm later appeared in the three-part episode "Secret Wars" on the good side against the evil side. Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Jean Grey and Professor X were featured as the X-Men. In the "Mutant Agenda" episode, Spider-Man's progressing neogenic mutation is making him ill and he seeks the aid of Professor Charles Xavier. In doing so he meets the X-Men but is disappointed to learn that Xavier does not 'cure' mutancy, only helps those born that way to accept and control their abilities. Wolverine in particular took issue with Spider-Man viewing his mutation as a curse. Beast however was more sympathetic to the super-hero's plight and attempted an olive branch towards him. This meeting of heroes was soon followed by a plot by Dr. Herbert Landon and the Hobgoblin to destroy mutants everywhere. But Spider-Man and the X-Men work together to defeat them and end their plot.

As of 2012, the X-Men animated show stands as the longest-running Marvel Comics based TV show, lasting for six years, with five seasons and a total of 76 episodes. The series was canceled after the episode "Graduation Day", which aired on September 20, 1997.[2]

The following list reflects the original air dates and seasons assigned by Fox, but Marvel's official site suggests that X-Men: The Animated Series episodes should instead be viewed according to script order.[3]

Season One (1992-1993)[edit]

Script # Title Writer(s)[4] Original Airdate[4] Villain(s)
01 "Night of the Sentinels (Part 1)" Mark Edward Edens October 31, 1992 (1992-10-31) Sentinels
The X-Men come to the aid of Jubilee when her foster parents turn her in to the mutant registration she is attacked by Sentinels. The X-men save her and bring her to their facility. There, she learns a little about them. When she decides to go back and check on her parents, she is captured. The X-Men discover that the group running the Mutant Registration Program intends to track and eliminate mutants, so they decide to enter the building and destroy all the data.
02 "Night of the Sentinels (Part 2)" Mark Edward Edens November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07) Henry Gyrich, Bolivar Trask and Sentinels
After destroying the files on mutants, the X-Men escape to the Blackbird, but are stopped by the Sentinels. During the fight with the Sentinels, Morph is killed and Beast is captured and imprisoned by the government. The X-men manage to track down the Sentinel's headquarters and free Jubilee. She decides to join Xavier's academy.
03 "Enter Magneto" Jim Carlson & Terrence McDonnell November 27, 1992 (1992-11-27) Sabertooth and Magneto
Magneto attempts to break Beast out of prison, but Beast would rather stand trial. Sabretooth demands that Beast be set free and ends up going into a destructive rage, prompting the guards to shoot and injure him. Cyclops aids Sabretooth and brings him to the Mansions' infirmary, which does not sit well with Wolverine. Later, Magneto attacks a military missile facility.
04 "Deadly Reunions" Don Glut (last name misspelled "Glutt")[5] January 23, 1993 (1993-01-23) Sabertooth and Magneto
Professor X tries to heal Sabertooth against Wolverine's warnings, while Magneto attacks a chemical plant in order to attract the attention of Professor X.
05 "Captive Hearts" Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg January 30, 1993 (1993-01-30) Morlocks
Cyclops and Jean are captured by a group of human mutants called the Morlocks when they go out on a romantic date, much to Logan's hurt. Storm battles their leader Callisto for control of the underground mutant group.
06 "Cold Vengeance" Michael Edens February 6, 1993 (1993-02-06) Sabretooth
Wolverine encounters Sabertooth in the Arctic, while Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee head to the "mutant loving" island paradise of Genosha.
07 "Slave Island" Mark Edward Edens February 13, 1993 (1993-02-13) Sentinel, Master Mold, Henry Gyrich and Bolivar Trask

The X-Men discover the truth behind Genosha as Gambit, Storm, Jubilee and a host of other mutants are made to work as slaves in order to complete a dam which will power a Sentinel factory. Meanwhile Gambit meets the mysterious Cable.

NOTE: As episode #8 wasn't finished in time, the first broadcast ending did not feature the X-Mansion wrecked.
08 "The Unstoppable Juggernaut" Julianne Klemm March 6, 1993 (1993-03-06) Juggernaut
When the X-Mansion is trashed, the X-Men initially blame the Russian mutant Colossus, before discovering the real culprit is the Juggernaut.
09 "The Cure" Mark Edward Edens February 20, 1993 (1993-02-20) Apocalypse, Mystique, Pyro and Avalanche
Rogue goes to Muir Island for an experimental treatment to rid her mutant powers and narrowly escapes becoming the slave of Apocalypse.
10 "Come the Apocalypse" Michael Edens February 27, 1993 (1993-02-27) Apocalypse and Mystique
Apocalypse turns mutants who journeyed to Muir Island seeking the fictitious cure into the Horsemen. Apocalypse and his four Horsemen attack the World Peace conference in Paris. Rogue absorbs Archangel's dark side.
11 "Days of Future Past (Part 1)" Julia Jane Lewald March 13, 1993 (1993-03-13) Nimrod and Sentinels

In a future controlled by Sentinels, Bishop is sent back in time to stop a member of the X-Men from assassinating an important political figure.

NOTE: The Punisher shows up on a video-game cartridge and Jean makes a reference to her "dark" past.

Tombstones appear for Cyclops (2032), Rogue (2033), Storm (2021), and Jubilee (2010).
12 "Days of Future Past (Part 2)" Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg March 20, 1993 (1993-03-20) Mystique, The Blob, Pyro and Avalanche
Bishop and the X-Men go to Washington and stop the assassination of Senator Kelly, but Bishop returns to find the future unchanged.
13 "The Final Decision" Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg March 27, 1993 (1993-03-27) Magneto, Sentinels, Master Mold, Bolivar Trask and Henry Gyrich
The X-Men and Magneto team up to stop Master Mold from replacing Senator Kelly's brain with a computer, and engage in an all-out battle against a score of Sentinels. Kelly calls off his anti-mutant campaign and Beast is freed from prison.

Season Two (1993-1994)[edit]

The second season saw a parallel narrative featuring Magneto and Professor X lost in the Savage Land interwoven throughout. Many of the stories dealt with the X-Men dealing with the professor's absence, as well as increasing the backstory of many of the X-Men, particularly Rogue and Wolverine.

Script # Title Writer(s)[6] Original Airdate[6] Villain(s)
14 "Till Death Do Us Part (Part 1)" Mark Edward Edens October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23) Mister Sinister, Morph, Graydon Creed
Mister Sinister uses a brainwashed Morph to lay traps to destroy the X-Men one by one.
15 "Till Death Do Us Part (Part 2)" Michael Edens October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30) Mister Sinister, Morph, Graydon Creed
Mister Sinister and his Nasty Boys kidnap Cyclops and Jean Grey, while the X-Men battle Morph at the mansion.
16 "Whatever It Takes" Julia Jane Lewald November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06) Shadow King, Morph
The Shadow King lures Storm home to Mt. Kilimanjaro by 'possessing' her young spiritual son Mjnari, so Rogue and Storm travel to Africa to stop the Shadow King.
17 "Red Dawn" Francis Moss & Ted Pedersen November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13) Omega Red
Omega Red is resuscitated by three corrupt generals who want to reclaim and rule the crumbling old Soviet empire. Colossus goes to the X-Men for help to save his country and its fragile freedom from these forces of tyranny.
18 "Repo Man" Len Wein November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20) Vindicator, Alpha Flight
Vindicator and Alpha Flight capture Wolverine. They demand to know the secret of his adamantium skeleton.
19 "X-Ternally Yours" Julianne Klemm December 4, 1993 (1993-12-04) Bella Donna, X-Ternal
Gambit is forced to return to his southern roots by an ancient tithe, an old family feud and the kidnapping of his brother, Bobby.
20 "Time Fugitives (Part 1)" Michael Edens December 11, 1993 (1993-12-11) Graydon Creed, Apocalypse
Cable uses his time device and sees that Bishop traveled from 2055 AD to the present to stop a plague, which Apocalypse started.
21 "Time Fugitives (Part 2)" Elliot S. Maggin December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18) Apocalypse
Cable comes to the present to stop Bishop and save his own future world.
22 "A Rogue's Tale" Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg January 8, 1994 (1994-01-08) Mystique, Mister Sinister, Pyro, Avalanche, The Blob, Ms. Marvel
Mystique, Rogue's foster mother, forces her to revisit her own past.
23 "Beauty & the Beast" Stephanie Mathison January 15, 1994 (1994-01-15) Graydon Creed, Sabretooth
Beast falls in love with Carly, a blind patient of his. Carly's father is a rampant mutant hater until the Friends of Humanity thugs kidnap Carly.
24 "Mojovision" Brooks Wachtel February 5, 1994 (1994-02-05) Mojo, Sauron
An alien, Mojo, kidnaps and casts the X-Men as his latest all-galaxy television hit.
25 "Reunion (Part 1)" Len Wein February 12, 1994 (1994-02-12) Mister Sinister, Sauron
Xavier and Magneto are the bait as Mister Sinister lures the other X-Men to his fortress in the Savage Land.
26 "Reunion (Part 2)" Michael Edens February 19, 1994 (1994-02-19) Mister Sinister, Sauron
Upon touchdown in the Savage Land, the X-Men's mutant powers have been neutralized by Sinister's machines and they are immediately captured by the Nasty Boys and Mutates.

Season Three (1994-1995)[edit]

After the "Phoenix Saga," episodes were aired in a more random sequence. Also, due to animation problems with a few episodes, several would not appear until the fourth or even fifth season.

Script # Title Writer(s)[7] Original Airdate[7] Villain(s)
27 "Out of the Past (Part 1)" Michael Edens July 29, 1994 (1994-07-29) Yuriko, Reavers
Wolverine's former sweetheart and girlfriend, a pretty Japanese woman named Yuriko, hesitantly lures Wolverine into the Morlocks' tunnels with Gambit and Jubilee tailing behind Wolverine.
28 "Out of the Past (Part 2)" Len Wein August 5, 1994 (1994-08-05) Yuriko, M'Kraan Spirit Drinker
Yuriko's alien discovery — a Shi'ar vessel — turns out to be a prison cell containing a voracious, gaseous prisoner, the Spirit Drinker, which absorbs the spirits of Jubilee, the Reavers, the Morlocks, and later Yuriko. Working together with the X-Men members that have arrived as back-up, Wolverine and Gambit must keep the Spirit Drinker from reaching the surface.
29 "Phoenix Saga (Part 1): Sacrifice" Michael Edens September 5, 1994 (1994-09-05) Erik the Red
An emissary of the alien race the Shi'ar, Erik the Red takes over the Eagle One space station. Compelled by mysterious visions, Professor Xavier send the X-Men to take the places of the astronaut crew which leads to a confrontation with Erik and his mind controlled Astronauts. While entering the Earth's Atmosphere on a space shuttle, Jean Grey gets possessed by The Phoenix Force.
30 "Phoenix Saga (Part 2): The Dark Shroud" Mark Edward Edens September 6, 1994 (1994-09-06) Juggernaut, Black Tom Cassidy
The space shuttle crash-lands in Jamaica Bay. Though the other X-Men are unscathed, Jean Grey's fate is unknown, until she flies into the air, displaying powers and a new costume she has never used before, and proclaims herself "The Phoenix" before collapsing, suffering from confusion, memory loss, and vast new powers. Meanwhile, Professor Xavier's pained psychic connection with an alien presence manifests in an Astral projection of Xavier's dark side whose hell-bent on destroying The X-Men.
31 "Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Cry of the Banshee" Michael Edens September 7, 1994 (1994-09-07) Juggernaut, Black Tom Cassidy, Gladiator
The X-Men and Banshee go to save Lilandra (a runaway Shi'ar royal who is the source of Xavier's painful psychic visions) from Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy Lilandra reveals that she arrived on earth seeking help in protecting The M'Kraan Crystal from her tyrannical brother D'Ken. Jean Grey continues to exhibit inexplicable symptoms and fully embraces The Phoenix persona to come to the rescue of the X-men from Sh'iar Imperial Guard Gladiator.
32 "Phoenix Saga (Part 4): The Starjammers" Mark Edward Edens September 8, 1994 (1994-09-08) Starjammers, D'Ken
Phoenix transports most of the X-Men to Lilandra's ship (excluding Storm and Jubilee), where she has hidden the M'Kraan Crystal. A group of space pirates called the Starjammers attack and steal the M'Kraan Crystal from the X-Men. The Starjammer's Leader Corsair plots to use The Crystal as bait to assassinate D'Ken and convinces Cyclops to aid him in his plan which goes terribly awry.
33 "Phoenix Saga (Part 5): Child of Light" Mark Edward Edens September 9, 1994 (1994-09-09) D'Ken
D'Ken gets pulled into the Crystal, and becomes one with the universe inside it. This forces both The X-Men and The Imperial Guard to team up to desperately combat the seemingly omnipotent dictator to no avail as the Earth is suffering a multitude of environmental disasters thanks for the unstable M'Krann Ckyrstal. Can the return of Phoenix help turn the tide?
38 "Savage Land, Strange Heart (Part 1)" Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg September 10, 1994 (1994-09-10) Sauron, Zaladane, Garokk
Sauron kidnaps Storm to the Savage Land in order to feed from her mutant energy.
39 "Savage Land, Strange Heart (Part 2)" Robert N. Skir & Marty Isenberg September 17, 1994 (1994-09-17) Sauron, Zaladane, Garokk
Garokk fuses with the island's volcano and the surging planetary force below it.
35 "Obsession" Adam Gilad September 24, 1994 (1994-09-24) Apocalypse
Archangel has become obsessed with destroying Apocalypse, who he blames for ruining his life.
40 "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 1): Dazzled" Jan Strnad November 12, 1994 (1994-11-12) Phoenix, Mastermind, Inner Circle Club Dazzler
The Phoenix continues to inhabit Jean's body. Jean is beginning to lose control, and the Phoenix begins to brazenly take over at will. When the Inner Circle Club learn of the Phoenix's power, they use Jason Wyngarde to create a new history in the mind of the confused Jean/Phoenix. While protecting Dazzler, a mutant club singer from being abducted by the Inner Circle, Cyclops and the X-Men get caught in this dangerous affair.
41 "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 2): The Inner Circle" Steven Levi November 12, 1994 (1994-11-12) Inner Circle Club, Phoenix
As Professor X and Emma Frost battle for psychic control of Jean, the Inner Circle members quarrel over how to dispose of their prisoners, the X-Men. Meanwhile, The Phoenix begins to grow in her thirst for new evil sensations and turns on both The Inner Circe and The X-Men.
42 "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 3): The Dark Phoenix" Larry Parr November 19, 1994 (1994-11-19) Phoenix, Lilandra
The transformation of The Dark Phoenix is complete and she begins her rampage. When the X-Men confront the Phoenix and ask it to give up Jean's body, Dark Phoenix vows to destroy the team, defeating them easily. This forces The X-Men to try to figure out a way to expel The Phoenix Force from Jean's body without hurting her.
43 "The Dark Phoenix Saga (Part 4): The Fate of the Phoenix" Brooks Wachtel November 26, 1994 (1994-11-26) Lilandra, Phoenix
In the Shi'ar court, Lilandra reveals Phoenix's destruction of the D'Bari solar system and declared that Phoenix has transformed into the Destroyer of legend and must die. Professor Xavier calls for a Trial of Combat for the custody of Jean Grey/ Dark Phoenix which pits The X-Men to battle The Shi'air Imperial Guard on The Blue Area of the Moon as both the fate of Jean's soul and the universe itself hangs in the balance.
37 "Cold Comfort" Len Uhley February 4, 1995 (1995-02-04) Iceman, X-Factor
Former X-Man Bobby 'Iceman' Drake is caught breaking into a top-secret government installation.
44 "Orphan's End" Doug Booth February 25, 1995 (1995-02-25) Shi'Ar
Cyclops discovers that Corsair may be his father. Corsair is on the run from Shi'Ar authorities, who demand that Cyclops turn him over to them.
46 "The Juggernaut Returns[b]" Julianne Klemm May 6, 1995 (1995-05-06) Juggernaut
Juggernaut's life is at risk when someone else uncovers the Ruby of Cyttorak and claims the powers of Juggernaut for himself.
53 "Nightcrawler[b]" Len Uhley May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13) Mystique, Brother Reinhardt
Gambit, Rogue, and Wolverine take a ski trip in Germany. While Gambit and Rogue seem to be largely enjoying each other's company and time together, Wolverine is restless, and longs for some action. When he hears reports of a demon hiding in a local monastery, his investigation reveals not a demon, but a mutant, Nightcrawler, whose devilish appearance is in stark contrast to his peaceful and deeply philosophical nature. Later the townsfolk attack and burn the monastery. The X-Men convince the townsfolk not to fear what they do not understand, Wolverine, too, learns something about the nature of faith.
61 "Weapon X, Lies, and Videotape[b]" David McDermott & Steven Melching June 11, 1995 (1995-06-11) Sabretooth
A cryptic postcard unleashes a flood of maddening and painful memories in Wolverine that threaten to drive him insane. To keep his mind from being torn apart, Wolverine and Beast travel to the one location that may hold the answers to his hidden past: the ruins of the top-secret Weapon X lab where Wolverine's bones were laced with adamantium. There he encounters other former 'test subjects'—Sabretooth, Maverick and Silver Fox—who are suffering similar mental breakdowns. Later they find out that many of their memories were implanted, and their true memories are destroyed with the lab.

Season Four (1995-1996)[edit]

Some of the Season 4 episodes were aired during Season 3 to compensate for episodes in that season being pushed back.

Script # Title Writer(s)[8] Original Airdate[8] Villain(s)
54 "One Man's Worth (Part 1)" Richard Mueller September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09) Master Mold, Bantam, Trevor Fitzroy, Nimrod
Trevor Fitzroy and Bantam travel back in time to 1959 and kill Professor X as Master Mold ordered them. This creates an alternate present time-line, where a human-mutant war has destroyed everything. Bishop and Shard arrive in 'alternate present,' where humans battle violently against 'The Leader' Magneto, and his followers who include husband and wife Wolverine and Storm. Bishop and Shard recruit Wolverine and Storm to help stop Fitzroy, but they fail.
55 "One Man's Worth (Part 2)" Gary Greenfield September 16, 1995 (1995-09-16) Master Mold, Bantam, Trevor Fitzroy, Nimrod
Failing to stop the assassination of Xavier, Bishop, Shard, Storm and Wolverine travel forward to the future, a future changed so much that Forge's time travel machine has never been tested, and Forge has no idea who these four time travelers are. After they convince Forge, they go back a few minutes before Xavier died and save him. Everything reverts to normal.
51 "Courage" Michael Edens & Sandy Scesny September 23, 1995 (1995-09-23) Master Mold, Sentinels, Henry Gyrich, Bolivar Trask
The day Morph rejoins the X-Men, terrorists attack a top-secret, high-tech weapons factory; the alert interrupts his homecoming party.
56 "Proteus (Part 1)" Bruce Reid Schaefer September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30) Proteus
Moira MacTaggert is trying to help her son Kevin (Proteus), but when he escapes from Muir Island she calls on the X-Men for help. Proteus who has never been off the island is wreaking havoc while trying to find his father.
57 "Proteus (Part 2)" Luanne Crocker October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07) Proteus
When Proteus discovers that his deadbeat dad is a prominent politician, he storms the Union Hall right in the middle of his dad's campaign speech on 'family values.' Proteus tells his father that he is his son, his father denies it and runs off in horror, crying for help. Angered at his father's reaction, Proteus creates havoc, but Professor X later calms him down, and he stops the rampage. Then he goes back to Muir Island with Moira MacTaggert.
48 "Sanctuary (Part 1)" Steven Melching & David McDermott October 21, 1995 (1995-10-21) Magneto, Fabian Cortez
Weary of battling for mutant supremacy, Magneto offers to transport all mutants to an orbiting asteroid named Asteroid M where they can live peaceful and human-free lives; however, Fabian Cortez tricks Magneto into an escape pod and launches him into space.
49 "Sanctuary (Part 2)" Jeff Saylor October 28, 1995 (1995-10-28) Fabian Cortez, Apocalypse
As Magneto plummets helplessly to Earth, Fabian Cortez assumes control of Asteroid M and sends hundreds of missiles towards Earth. Meanwhile, Rogue goes to help the X-Men and tries to find a missing Gambit. Magneto frees himself and returns in time to destroy both the missiles and Asteroid M. Everyone escapes before the asteroid is destroyed and they all return home (Gambit included!) Meanwhile, Cortez is rescued from the descending asteroid by Deathbird... and Apocalypse!
63 "Beyond Good and Evil (Part 1): The End of Time" Steve Cuden November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04) Apocalypse, Mister Sinister
In 3999 Apocalypse tricks Cable and steals Cable's time device and goes back in time, but he accidentally falls in the axis of Time. Apocalypse hires Mister Sinister to kidnap psychics all across the universe. Meanwhile, Jean and Scott try to get married again and Bishop also gets trapped in the axis of time.
64 "Beyond Good and Evil (Part 2): Promise of Apocalypse" Jan Strnad November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11) Apocalypse, Mister Sinister, Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth
Apocalypse kidnaps Psylocke, Jean Grey and Professor X. Also, Cable and his son break into a government base to steal a time-device.
65 "Beyond Good and Evil (Part 3): The Lazarus Chamber" Michael Edens November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18) Apocalypse, Mister Sinister, Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth
Cable also uses another time-machine and comes to the present to get the X-Men's help in destroying Apocalypse's Lazarus Chamber. They go back in time to ancient Cairo and destroy the chamber. Apocalypse plans to use the psychics to destroy all time, and recreate a universe, where he will rule unchallenged.
66 "Beyond Good and Evil (Part 4): End and Beginning" Dean Stefan November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25) Apocalypse, Mister Sinister, Magneto, Mystique
As the true and terrifying nature of Apocalypse's final plan emerges, several in his band team up with the X-Men to stop him. With Bishop's help the psychics are freed. At the end the psychics move Apocalypse to the Astral Plane, so he could age without the help of his chamber.
62 "Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas" Eric Lewald & Larry Parr December 23, 1995 (1995-12-23) N/A
As all of the X-Men prepare for a festive Christmas, foster child Jubilee is thrilled. She, Storm, and grouchy humbug Wolverine go last-minute shopping in Manhattan, only to be caught in a life-or-death crisis involving Leech, the littlest Morlock. Leech needs blood transfusion, so Wolverine's blood is given and then Leech gets better. Additionally Storm agrees to give back to Callisto her title as the Morlock's official leader.
60 "The Lotus and the Steel" Ted Pedersen & Francis Moss February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03) Silver Samurai
Wolverine, losing control, quits the X-Men and returns to the rural Japan of his younger days, in an effort to find himself. He works peacefully with a former spiritual teacher, the monk Oku, to build a temple. But the neighboring village is about to be attacked by bandits, led by the merciless Silver Samurai, unless payment is made. Some of the villagers want to resist, and ask Wolverine for help. Wolverine is torn. This is just the sort of thing he had wanted to leave behind. Wolverine bests the Samurai in single combat by taking advantage of Samurai's habit of teleporting in behind him: Wolverine anticipates the move and disables the teleportation device, humiliating Samurai.
45 "Love in Vain" Martha Moran February 10, 1996 (1996-02-10) The Colony
Wolverine witnesses the crash of a spaceship carrying horrific, alien bug-like creatures—the Colony—which overwhelm him. Meanwhile, Rogue has a run with Cody (Her first boy friend whom she unwillingly drained with a kiss from her developing mutant powers) who offers her a chance to be together again but at the cost of her humanity.
52 "Secrets, Not Long Buried" Mark Onspaugh February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17) Children of the Shadow
When Cyclops flies solo to a tiny, western, desert community to see an old friend, his plane is blasted out of the sky. Injured and unable to use his powers, he struggles into town, only to discover his friend is missing and the town is caught in the grips of a militant, mutant-only, anti-human hate group: the Children of the Shadow.
50 "Xavier Remembers" Stephanie Mathison April 27, 1996 (1996-04-27) Shadow King
When Professor X suffers a slight concussion, his powerful psychic mind is suddenly open to manipulation. The Shadow King takes advantage of this and takes possession of Xavier, leaving his mind trapped on the Astral Plane.
58 "Family Ties" Marley Clark May 4, 1996 (1996-05-04) Magneto, High Evolutionary
Shortly after Magneto breaks into the X-Mansion, High Evolutionary and his New Men capture him, Quicksilver, Beast, Wolverine and Scarlet Witch, to do experiments on them. He also reveals that Magneto is Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch's father. The other X-Men later defeat High Evolutionary and His New Men, and save the captured mutants. During this episode, High Evolutionary transformed Wolverine into a werewolf.

Season Five (1996-1997)[edit]

"Beyond Good and Evil" was meant to be an ending to the series, until Fox bought a few more episodes at the last minute.[citation needed] As such, the final six episodes have a different animation style. Saban hired a studio in the Philippines (simply called the Philippine Animation Studio, which also worked on the second season of the 1994 Fantastic Four series) because the animation studio AKOM (the company that did the previous four seasons) was unavailable due to other projects in their pipeline.

Script # Title Writer(s)[9] Original Airdate[9] Villain(s)
67 "The Phalanx Covenant (Part 1)" Steven Melching & David McDermott September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07) Phalanx
The X-Men are attacked by the Phalanx, a race of techno-organic aliens seeking to assimilate all life on earth. The alien Warlock allies with Beast, Forge, and Mr. Sinister to defeat the Phalanx.
68 "The Phalanx Covenant (Part 2)" Steven Melching & David McDermott September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07) Phalanx
The X-Men are attacked by the Phalanx, a race of techno-organic aliens seeking to assimilate all life on earth. Warlock, Beast, Forge and Mr. Sinister are trying to find help but Magneto at first sees this as his chance to watch humanity go down until he learns his son Quicksilver has been captured by the Phalanx.
47 "A Deal with the Devil[a]" Eric Lewald September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14) Omega Red
Omega Red, the destruction machine from the former Soviet Union and a sworn enemy of Wolverine, is thawed and sent two miles beneath the ocean to salvage a disabled, toxic nuclear submarine threatening to break up near Hawaii. His only condition: Wolverine and Storm go down with him as insurance.
34 "No Mutant Is an Island[a]" Sandy Scesny September 21, 1996 (1996-09-21) Kilgrave

Cyclops, still in mourning after Phoenix's death, quits the X-Men and returns to the orphanage he grew up in and encounters his friend Sarah. Cyclops suspects foul play of Zebediah Killgrave, Sarah's wealthy benefactor as he begins to adopt mutant children for an unknown purpose.

note: that episode takes place after the phoenix saga part 5 child of light where it will lead to dark phoenix saga
36 "Longshot[a]" Steven Melching & David McDermott October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05) Mojo
Longshot, rebel from another world, tumbles into this world with no memory. He's Disscovered by Jublile who takes a linking towards him and they both find themselves on the run from Mojo and his hunters.
59 "Bloodlines" Len Uhley October 26, 1996 (1996-10-26) Graydon Creed, Mystique, Sabretooth
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.
69 "Storm Front (Part 1)" Mirith Colao November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02) Robots
The alien Arkon comes to Earth and begs Storm to return with him to his planet, to save it from meteorological chaos which threatens his people. After much pleading, Storm agrees, but leaves a clue for the other X-Men to follow. Once successful, Storm is proclaimed savior throughout this universe. Then Arkon asks her to marry him.
70 "Storm Front (Part 2)" Brooks Wachtel November 9, 1996 (1996-11-09) Arkon
Spectacular preparations for Storm's wedding to Arkon proceed quickly. Meanwhile the X-Men discover that Arkon is a ruthless tyrant.
72 "Jubilee's Fairytale Theatre" Brooks Wachtel November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16) Magneto, Sabretooth
Jubilee leads a group of school children on tour of a cave on Mansion property, only to be caught in a cave-in. As the water in the cave rises, she keeps the kids calm by spinning a medieval fairy tale of knights, princesses, trolls and dragons. Some of these characters might just seem to resemble the X-Men. As she tells the kids the stories, the real X-Men arrive and save them.
71 "The Fifth Horseman" Steven Melching & David McDermott February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08) Fabian Cortez, Apocalypse
Fabian Cortez kidnaps Jubilee because Apocalypse is trapped in the Astral Plane and needs a host body. Cortez brings her to a temple, but Beast comes and rescues Jubilee and destroys the temple. At the end, when Apocalypse comes out of a portal, he takes over Cortez's body, transforming it into his form and banishing Cortez from it.
73 "Old Soldiers" Len Wein February 22, 1997 (1997-02-22) Red Skull
Wolverine thinks back to the time when he fought during World War II and teamed up with Captain America. Wolverine and Captain America must break into a Nazi establishment to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and fight the Red Skull.
74 "Hidden Agendas" Steven Melching & David McDermott September 6, 1997 (1997-09-06) Army officials
Sam Guthrie's parents have contacted Professor Xavier about their son's mutant powers. Rogue goes back to the South to check things out and finds Sam living the life she never had. Family and friends support the young Cannonball, but Rogue must teach him how the rest of the world lives when shadowy Army officials attempt to use the youthful mutant.
75 "Descent" Steven Melching & David McDermott September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13) Mister Sinister
In London, England's Victorian era, two scientists, Dr. James Xavier and Dr. Nathaniel Essex, hotly debate Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. Essex believes mutants are the next genetic step forward and begins a bizarre experiment involving mutant evolution. The origin of Mr. Sinister is revealed, as Dr. Xavier attempts to stop Essex before he goes too far.
76 "Graduation Day" James Krieg September 20, 1997 (1997-09-20) Magneto, Henry Gyrich
It's the final episode for the X-Men. At a Mutant/Human Relations Summit, Henry Peter Gyrich attacks and cripples Professor Xavier with an energy disruptor. The X-Men and Moira MacTaggert try to save Xavier, but all seems lost. Lilandra comes and has a cure, but Professor Xavier must leave and go with her to the Shi'Ar Empire to be cured. Meanwhile, Magneto makes final preparations to take over the world with his mutant army, but on the eve of the invasion Cyclops, Wolverine, and Jean Grey infiltrate Genosha to tell Magneto that Xavier is dying. He halts the assault on humankind out of respect for his greatest enemy, equal, and only friend. The final scene of the show depicts a lasting moment as all of the X-Men and Magneto stand outside the X-Mansion and say goodbye to Xavier as he leaves with Lilandra and her ship to the Shi'Ar home world.

Footnotes[edit]

  • a No Mutant Is an Island, A Deal with the Devil, and Longshot episodes were originally part of season three; however, due to animation problems they were held back for two years; and consequently, Jean Grey's resurrection was not properly explained.[10]
  • b The Juggernaut Returns, Nightcrawler, and Weapon X, Lies, & Videotape episodes were originally a part of season four; however, they were pushed up to the third season to make up for No Mutant Is an Island, A Deal with the Devil, and Longshot episodes being pushed back.[11][12][13]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ a b "Season 5 @ drg4's X-Men site". drg4.wariocompany.com. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  10. ^ "No Mutant is an Island episode @ drg4's X-Men site". drg4.wariocompany.com. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  11. ^ "The Juggernaut Returns episode @ drg4's X-Men site". drg4.wariocompany.com. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
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