List of X-Men (TV series) episodes

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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.

The X-Men animated show was the longest-running Marvel Comics animated series, lasting for six years, with five seasons and a total of 76 episodes until their record was beaten by Ultimate Spider-Man, when its 77th episode aired on October 17, 2015. 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 as of November 2011 suggests that X-Men: The Animated Series episodes should instead be viewed according to script order.[3]

Season One (1992–1993)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by[4] Original air date Script
Order
Villain(s)
11"Night of the Sentinels (Part 1)"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensOctober 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)1The Sentinels
The X-Men come to the aid of Jubilee when her foster parents turn her in to the mutant registration and 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.
22"Night of the Sentinels (Part 2)"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensNovember 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)2Henry Peter Gyrich,
Bolivar Trask
and The 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.
33"Enter Magneto"Larry HoustonJim Carlson &
Terrence McDonnell
November 27, 1992 (1992-11-27)3Sabertooth 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.
44"Deadly Reunions"Larry HoustonDon Glut (last name
misspelled "Glutt")[5]
January 23, 1993 (1993-01-23)4Sabertooth 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.
55"Captive Hearts"Larry HoustonRobert N. Skir & Marty IsenbergJanuary 30, 1993 (1993-01-30)5The 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.
66"Cold Vengeance"Larry HoustonMichael EdensFebruary 6, 1993 (1993-02-06)6Sabretooth and The Sentinels
Wolverine encounters Sabertooth in the Arctic, while Storm, Gambit, and Jubilee head to the "mutant loving" island paradise of Genosha.
77"Slave Island"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensFebruary 13, 1993 (1993-02-13)7The Sentinels, Master Mold,
Henry Peter 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.
88"The Unstoppable Juggernaut"Larry HoustonJulianne KlemmFebruary 20, 1993 (1993-02-20)8The Juggernaut
When the X-Mansion is trashed, the X-Men initially blame the Russian mutant Colossus, before discovering the real culprit is the Juggernaut.
99"The Cure"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensFebruary 27, 1993 (1993-02-27)9Apocalypse, 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.
1010"Come the Apocalypse"Larry HoustonMichael EdensMarch 6, 1993 (1993-03-06)10Apocalypse, Horsemen
and Mystique
Apocalypse turns mutants who journeyed to Muir Island seeking the fictitious cure into the Horsemen of Apocalypse. Apocalypse and his four Horsemen attack the World Peace conference in Paris. Rogue absorbs Archangel's dark side.
1111"Days of Future Past (Part 1)"Larry HoustonJulia Jane LewaldMarch 13, 1993 (1993-03-13)11Nimrod and The 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).
1212"Days of Future Past (Part 2)"Larry HoustonRobert N. Skir
& Marty Isenberg
March 20, 1993 (1993-03-20)12Mystique, The Blob,
Pyro and Avalanche
Bishop (who believes Gambit to be the Assassin) and the X-Men go to Washington and stop the assassination of Senator Kelly, but Bishop returns to find the future unchanged.
1313"The Final Decision"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensMarch 27, 1993 (1993-03-27)13Magneto, The Sentinels,
Master Mold, Bolivar Trask
and Henry Peter 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.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by[6] Original air date Script
Order
Villain(s)
141"Till Death Do Us Part (Part 1)"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)14Mister Sinister, Morph
and Graydon Creed
Mister Sinister uses a brainwashed Morph to lay traps to destroy the X-Men one by one.
152"Till Death Do Us Part (Part 2)"Larry HoustonMichael EdensOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)15Mister Sinister, Morph
and Graydon Creed
Mister Sinister and his Nasty Boys kidnap Cyclops and Jean Grey, while the X-Men battle Morph at the mansion.
163"Whatever It Takes"Larry HoustonJulia Jane LewaldNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)16The Shadow King
and 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.
174"Red Dawn"Larry HoustonFrancis Moss &
Ted Pedersen
November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)17Omega 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.
185"Repo Man"Larry HoustonLen WeinNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)18Vindicator, Alpha Flight
and General Chasen
Vindicator and Alpha Flight capture Wolverine. They demand to know the secret of his adamantium skeleton.
196"X-Ternally Yours"Larry HoustonJulianne KlemmDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)19Bella 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.
207"Time Fugitives (Part 1)"Larry HoustonMichael EdensDecember 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)20Graydon 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.
218"Time Fugitives (Part 2)"Larry HoustonElliot S. MagginDecember 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)21Apocalypse
Cable comes to the present to stop Bishop and save his own future world.
229"A Rogue's Tale"Larry HoustonRobert N. Skir &
Marty Isenberg
January 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)22Mystique, Mister Sinister,
Pyro, Avalanche,
The Blob and Ms. Marvel
Mystique, Rogue's foster mother, forces her to revisit her own past.
2310"Beauty & the Beast"Larry HoustonStephanie MathisonJanuary 15, 1994 (1994-01-15)23Graydon 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.
2411"Mojovision"Larry HoustonBrooks WachtelFebruary 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)24Mojo & Sauron
An alien, Mojo, kidnaps and casts the X-Men (except Gambit and Jubilee) as his latest all-galaxy television hit.
2512"Reunion (Part 1)"Larry HoustonLen WeinFebruary 12, 1994 (1994-02-12)25Mister Sinister & Sauron
Xavier and Magneto are the bait as Mister Sinister lures the other X-Men to his fortress in the Savage Land.
2613"Reunion (Part 2)"Larry HoustonMichael EdensFebruary 19, 1994 (1994-02-19)26Mister 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 excluding Wolverine. Teaming up with Ka-Zar, Wolverine must work on rescuing the others.

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.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by[7] Original air date[7] Script
Order
Villain(s)
271"Out of the Past - Part I"Larry HoustonMichael EdensJuly 29, 1994 (1994-07-29)27Lady Deathstrike,
The Reavers
Wolverine's former sweetheart and girlfriend, a Japanese woman named Yuriko, hesitantly lures Wolverine into the Morlocks' tunnels with Gambit and Jubilee tailing behind Wolverine.
282"Out of the Past - Part II"Larry HoustonLen WeinAugust 5, 1994 (1994-08-05)28Lady Deathstrike,
The Reavers,
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.
293"The Phoenix Saga, Part I: Sacrifice"Larry HoustonMichael EdensSeptember 5, 1994 (1994-09-05)29Erik 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 sends the X-Men (minus Rogue who is out on a mission) 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.
304"The Phoenix Saga, Part II: The Dark Shroud"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensSeptember 6, 1994 (1994-09-06)30Erik the Red, The 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 who's hell-bent on destroying the X-Men.
315"The Phoenix Saga, Part III: The Cry of the Banshee"Larry HoustonMichael EdensSeptember 7, 1994 (1994-09-07)31Erik the Red, The 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.
326"The Phoenix Saga, Part IV: The Starjammers"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensSeptember 8, 1994 (1994-09-08)32Starjammers, 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.
337"The Phoenix Saga, Part V: Child of Light"Larry HoustonMark Edward EdensSeptember 9, 1994 (1994-09-09)33D'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 to the unstable M'Krann Crystal. Can the return of Phoenix help turn the tide?

Note: Spider-Man and War Machine both have cameo roles in this episode.
348"Savage Land, Strange Heart - Part One"Larry HoustonRobert N. Skir
& Marty Isenberg
September 10, 1994 (1994-09-10)38Sauron, Zaladane, Garokk
Sauron kidnaps Storm to the Savage Land in order to feed from her mutant energy. Wolverine, Beast, Rogue and Jubilee go after him back to the Savage Land.
359"Savage Land, Strange Heart - Part Two"Larry HoustonRobert N. Skir
& Marty Isenberg
September 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)39Sauron, Zaladane, Garokk
Garokk fuses with the island's volcano and the surging planetary force below it.
3610"Obsession"Larry HoustonAdam GiladSeptember 24, 1994 (1994-09-24)35Apocalypse
Archangel has become obsessed with destroying Apocalypse, who he blames for ruining his life.
3711"The Dark Phoenix, Part I: Dazzled"Larry HoustonJan StrnadNovember 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)40Dark Phoenix, Mastermind,
Inner Circle Club
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.
3812"The Dark Phoenix, Part II: The Inner Circle"Larry HoustonSteven LeviNovember 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)41Inner Circle Club, Dark 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 Circle and the X-Men.
3913"The Dark Phoenix, Part III: The Dark Phoenix"Larry HoustonLarry ParrNovember 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)42Dark 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.
4014"The Dark Phoenix,Part IV: The Fate of the Phoenix"Larry HoustonBrooks WachtelNovember 26, 1994 (1994-11-26)43Lilandra, Dark Phoenix

In the Shi'ar court, Lilandra reveals Dark Phoenix's vast destruction of the D'Bari solar system and declared that Dark 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 entire being and the universe itself hangs in the balance.

4115"Cold Comfort"Larry HoustonLen UhleyFebruary 4, 1995 (1995-02-04)37Iceman, X-Factor
Former X-Man Bobby "Iceman" Drake is caught breaking into a top-secret government installation.
4216"Orphan's End"Larry HoustonDoug BoothFebruary 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)44Shi'Ar
Cyclops discovers that Corsair is his father. Corsair is on the run from Shi'Ar authorities, who demand that Cyclops turn him over to them.
4317"The Juggernaut Returns[b]"Larry HoustonJulianne KlemmMay 6, 1995 (1995-05-06)46The Juggernaut
Juggernaut's life is at risk when someone else uncovers the Ruby of Cyttorak and claims the powers of Juggernaut for himself.
4418"Nightcrawler[b]"Larry HoustonLen UhleyMay 13, 1995 (1995-05-13)53Mystique, 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.
4519"Weapon X, Lies, and Video Tape[b]"Larry HoustonDavid McDermott
& Steven Melching
June 11, 1995 (1995-06-11)61Sabretooth
A cryptic photograph 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.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by[8] Original air date[8] Script
Order
Villain(s
461"One Man's Worth (Part 1)"Larry HoustonRichard MuellerSeptember 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)54Master 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 mutant-sentinel war has destroyed everything. Bishop and Shard arrive in 'alternate present', where sentinels 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.
472"One Man's Worth (Part 2)"Larry HoustonGary GreenfieldSeptember 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)55Master 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.
483"Courage"Larry HoustonMichael Edens &
Sandy Scesny
September 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)51Master Mold, The Sentinels,
Henry Peter 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.
494"Proteus (Part 1)"Larry HoustonBruce Reid SchaeferSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)56Proteus
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.
505"Proteus (Part 2)"Larry HoustonLuanne CrockerOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)57Proteus
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.
516"Sanctuary (Part 1)"Larry HoustonSteven Melching &
David McDermott
October 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)48Magneto, Fabian Cortez,
The Sentinels
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.
527"Sanctuary (Part 2)"Larry HoustonJeff SaylorOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)49Fabian 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!
538"Beyond Good and Evil (Part 1):
The End of Time"
Larry HoustonSteve CudenNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)63Apocalypse, Mister Sinister
In 3999 Cable attacks Apocalypse, but Apocalypse steals his time device and uses it to arrive at the axis of time which causes Bishop to be thrown off course and trapped at the axis of time. Present day, the Nasty Boys kidnap Jean after she and Scott get married. Shard travels to present day in search of Bishop, and arrives in time to see Mr. Sinister trying to take Xavier.
549"Beyond Good and Evil (Part 2):
Promise of Apocalypse"
Larry HoustonJan StrnadNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)64Apocalypse, Mister Sinister,
Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth
Apocalypse kidnaps another psychic mutant. Lillandra warns Xavier of Apocalypse, and Xavier determines that he is capturing psychics. In anticipation, Shard and Wolverine go to protect Psylocke, but she is kidnapped by Magneto and taken to Apocalypse in the axis of time control center. In 3099 Cable reveals a plan to go back in time.
5510"Beyond Good and Evil (Part 3):
The Lazarus Chamber"
Larry HoustonMichael EdensNovember 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)65Apocalypse, Mister Sinister,
Magneto, Mystique, Sabretooth
Cable uses a time-traveling ship to go back to the past but unbeknownst to him he is thrown off course by Apocalypse. Cable lands in the present. The X-Men decide to help him in destroying Apocalypse's Lazarus Chamber. They go back in time to ancient Cairo however Apocalypse predicted this and uses the opportunity to teleport Xavier to the Axis.
5611"Beyond Good and Evil (Part 4):
End and Beginning"
Larry HoustonDean StefanNovember 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)66Apocalypse, Mister Sinister
Cable & the X-Men destroy the Lazarus Chamber. They then use Cable's computer and Cerebro to trace a homing device on the Professor to the control axis where Apocalypse reveals his plan to use the psychics to destroy all time, and recreate a universe, where he will rule unchallenged. Feeling that he was deceived by Apocalypse, Magneto attacks him when Cable arrives and joins the attack. Apocalypse begins draining the psychics which causes time and history to start to disappear. Bishop sees this and releases the psychics. Sinister and the Nasty Boys retreat. The 4 horsemen of Apocalypse are defeated by the heroes. At the end the psychics move Apocalypse to the Astral Plane. Using Cable's time & spaceship, everyone else is returned to present time at the Mansion. Cable travels back to his time.
5712"Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas"Larry HoustonEric Lewald
& Larry Parr
December 23, 1995 (1995-12-23)62N/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.
5813"The Lotus and the Steel"Larry HoustonTed Pedersen &
Francis Moss
February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)60Silver 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.
5914"Love in Vain"Larry HoustonMartha MoranFebruary 10, 1996 (1996-02-10)45The Colony
Wolverine witnesses the crash of a spaceship carrying horrific, humanoid insects—the Colony—which overwhelm him. Meanwhile, Rogue has a run in with Cody, Rogue's first boyfriend whom she unwillingly drained with a kiss from her developing mutant powers. He offers her a chance to be together again – but at the cost of her humanity.
6015"Secrets, Not Long Buried"Larry HoustonMark OnspaughFebruary 17, 1996 (1996-02-17)52Toad, Solarr,
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.
6116"Xavier Remembers"Larry HoustonStephanie MathisonApril 27, 1996 (1996-04-27)50Shadow 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.
6217"Family Ties"Larry HoustonMarley ClarkMay 4, 1996 (1996-05-04)58Magneto, 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 decided to buy more episodes at the last minute.[citation needed] As such, the final six episodes produced have a different animation style. To save money, Saban produced the final episodes of the series in house rather than involving Graz Entertainment, who it had outsourced production of the series to until that point. 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.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by[9] Original air date[9] Script
Order
Villain(s
631"The Phalanx Covenant (Part 1)"Larry HoustonSteven Melching &
David McDermott
September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07)67Phalanx, Cameron Hodge
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.
642"The Phalanx Covenant (Part 2)"Larry HoustonSteven Melching &
David McDermott
September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07)68Phalanx, Cameron Hodge
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.
653"A Deal with the Devil[a]"Larry HoustonEric LewaldSeptember 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)47Omega 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.
664"No Mutant Is an Island[a]"Larry HoustonSandy ScesnySeptember 21, 1996 (1996-09-21)34Zebediah Killgrave

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: this episode chronologically fits between episodes 33 and 34 in season 3, but was aired as part of season 5.
675"Longshot[a]"Larry HoustonSteven Melching &
David McDermott
October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)36Mojo
Longshot, rebel from another world, tumbles into this world with no memory. He is discovered by Jubilee who takes a liking towards him and they both find themselves on the run from Mojo and his hunters.
686"Bloodlines"Larry HoustonLen UhleyOctober 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)59Graydon 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.
697"Storm Front (Part 1)"Larry HoustonMirith ColaoNovember 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)69Robots
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.
708"Storm Front (Part 2)"Larry HoustonBrooks WachtelNovember 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)70Arkon
Spectacular preparations for Storm's wedding to Arkon proceed quickly. Meanwhile the X-Men discover that Arkon is a ruthless tyrant.
719"Jubilee's Fairytale Theatre"Larry HoustonBrooks WachtelNovember 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)72Magneto, 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.
7210"The Fifth Horseman"Larry HoustonSteven Melching &
David McDermott
February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)71Fabian 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.
7311"Old Soldiers"Larry HoustonLen WeinFebruary 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)73Red 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 the kidnapped scientist Andre Cocteau, and fight the Red Skull.
7412"Hidden Agendas"Larry HoustonSteven Melching &
David McDermott
September 6, 1997 (1997-09-06)74Army 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.
7513"Descent"Larry HoustonSteven Melching &
David McDermott
September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)75Mister 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.
7614"Graduation Day"Larry HoustonJames KriegSeptember 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)76Magneto, Henry Peter 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.

Crossovers[edit]

The TV series Spider-Man the Animated Series had a 2 Part Crossover with X-Men The Animated Series. The X-Men were drawn differently to match the animation done on Spider-Man and they had slightly different colors to their costumes, hair, etc. It was part of Season Two and was episodes #2.17, and #2.18.

In season 5 of Spider-Man the Animated Series, Storm appeared in the 3 part Secret Wars episodes.

# Title Written by Directed by Original air date Villains
17"The Mutant Agenda"John Semper, J. M. DeMatteis
& Stevent Grant
(Teleplay by: Michael Edens)
Bob RichardsonSeptember 30, 1995 (September 30, 1995)Herbert Landon and The Hobgoblin
Spider-Man begins to worry about his growing mutation. In order to seek a cure, he heads to the Xavier mansion, where he encounters the X-Men. A brief fight occurs, after which Spider-Man explains his plight to Xavier. Professor X tells Spider-Man that he cannot cure him, and he angrily leaves the mansion. Beast tells Spider-Man to go to Herbert Landon, who is working on a cure for mutants. Afterward, Landon's men capture Beast. While Spider-Man is watching Landon's demonstration, the facility is attacked by Hobgoblin. However, a mysterious force holds the ceiling in place long enough for Spider-Man to escape. Wolverine begins to worry about Beast's disappearance. He discovers that Beast spoke with Spider-Man before he disappeared, and sets out to find him (Spider-Man).
18"Mutants' Revenge"John Semper & Michael Edens
(Teleplay by: Francis Moss
& Ted Pedersen)
Bob RichardsonOctober 7, 1995 (October 7, 1995)Herbert Landon, The Kingpin
and The Hobgoblin
Wolverine catches up with Spider-Man, who is hot on the trail of the missing Hank McCoy. Meanwhile, Hobgoblin steals the mutant technology information that Dr. Landon had prepared for the Kingpin.
61"Secret Wars, Chapter I: Arrival"John Semper and Karen MilovichBob RichardsonNovember 7, 1997 (1997-11-07)The Lizard
Madame Web brings Spider-Man to another dimension where he is brought before a being known as the Beyonder, who has chosen Spider-Man to be part of an experiment to see if good is more powerful than evil. He finds a paradise planet and introduces a band of villains to take it over (Doctor Octopus, Doctor Doom, Alistair Smythe, The Lizard, and the Red Skull), and it's up to Spider-Man to lead a team of superheroes to save the planet. Spider-Man summons The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, and Storm from the X-Men. Before he can explain, The Thing and The Human Torch attack him, but the others defend him. The Lizard then appears and attacks Spider-Man, but they knock him unconscious.
62"Secret Wars, Chapter II: The Gauntlet of the Red Skull"Virginia RothBob RichardsonNovember 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)Doctor Octopus, Alister Smythe
and The Red Skull
Dr. Octopus and Alistair Smythe join forces with the Red Skull. Spider-Man brings Black Cat to the planet to help him. Along with Captain America, Iron-Man, and The Lizard (who has switched sides), they cross a wasteland in order to launch an assault on the Red Skull's empire.
63"Secret Wars, Chapter III: Doom"John Semper, Mark Hoffmeier,
and Ernie Altbacker
Bob RichardsonNovember 21, 1997 (1997-11-21)Dr. Doom
After defeating the Red Skull, Spider-Man and the team attempt to rendezvous with the Fantastic Four, only to discover that they have been ambushed and that Dr. Doom has kidnapped The Thing. The heroes all go to rescue him, entering Dr. Doom's empire, which they discover is a peaceful paradise.

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]

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