I feel like people are forgetting how great this show is so I want to remind you all that:
Mystique was literally every new character and every other villain
I’m not kidding. New student? Mystique.The principal? Mystique. That Scottish punk rocker? Mystique.
That bird? Also Mystique. If someone is not a main character then they are Mystique.
Sometimes if someone is a main character they are still Mystique, like the episode where it turns out that Professor X was Mystique for the whole season
Magneto menacingly twirls paperclips in the air in like half the scenes
Magneto refuses to stand and instead floats at all times, even if it’s just an inch above the ground
Magneto is only shown as a helmet hiding in the shadows for the entire first season
Storm is boss as hell and was worshiped as a goddess when she was younger
There was an episode where all of the girls lowkey started a gang and tore shit up and kicked the asses of villains more effectively than the entire X-team did for the whole series???
Wolverine and Sabretooth fought every time they saw each other. In the mall? On top of a parking garage? While on motorcyles? Fight WITH THE MOTORCYCLES? Like they could literally smell one another miles away and they would run through the whole city just to fight one another, it’s ridiculous
The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants crashed a high school soccer game once
Everyone in the Brotherhood is a sassy asshole and I love it, esp Quicksilver
Professor X is completely unfit to supervise children but people keep giving him their children to supervise
Including his own son, whom he, predictably, also failed to supervise
There was an episode where hunters caught Beast because they thought he was Bigfoot
Right before Jean was going to confess her ~feelings~ to Scott Mystique fucking kidnaps him and throws him to wolves in the desert lol. Professor X also refused to believe another fucking telepath when she said Scott was in danger
One of the characters joins a cabal of sewer mutants after he is disfigured by drinking soda that functions as mutant poison
Magneto had some secret headquarters at a ski resort
Blob knows how to make radish roses
The show is surprisingly positive and has great female characters and also some really good commentary about marginalized groups???
It’s also really true to the comics and does a lot of great side characters justice
Wolverine is like two feet tall in the show, just like in the comics, he’s a great angry munchkin tbh
WHY HAVEN’T I UPLOADED THESE THEY’RE GOING TO PROM AND BE COOL CUCUMBERS AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT OUT AND PETER’S BEING A HORRIBLE DJ AND KURT TRIES TO DRINK AND JUBILEE IS THE BEST DANCER EVER AND SCOTT’S GOING TO EMBERASS HIMSELF IM SO IN LOVE WITH THEM
Mutation. It is the key to our evolution. It is how we have evolved from a single-cell organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few millennia evolution leaps forward.