The Best Episodes of X-Men: Evolution
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2018
Loosely following the main stories from the original comic, X-Men: Evolution accompanies the lives of six mutants (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Rogue, and a new original character named Spyke) who attend Xavier's Institute for the Gifted, where they ought to learn how to control their powers and use them for good. These teenagers must face a world that both fears and despises them.
#1 - Ascension Part 2
Season 4 - Episode 9
The four teams fight a losing battle against their horsemen, until Apocalypse moves his plan to the next level. The tops of the pyramids come off and line the Earth's atmosphere, connected to each other by some sort of energy. Pressed for time, the teams become desperate. The Brotherhood joins the team in Mexico to fight Magneto, and Jean amplifies her power with Cerebro to battle Xavier psychically. Apocalypse lies down in his original resting place, and the evolution of humankind begins. But in the last moments of the battle, Rogue shows up with Leech, and she takes his power and negates Apocalypse's power, ending the evolution before any harm is done. Apocalypse is shut into his machine and sent to another time period, and the horsemen fall out of their trances. Rogue and Kurt give Mystique the cold shoulder, and the episode ends with Xavier deeply disturbed after seeing glimpses into the future of the X-Men, and seeing Jean become the Phoenix, among other changes.
#4 - The Cauldron Part 2
Season 1 - Episode 13
Magneto reveals the his plans for the winners of his challenge - to fully unlock their powers with a machine he has built. Back at the mansion, those left behind regroup, and decide to pay Magneto a little visit.
#8 - On Angel's Wings
Season 2 - Episode 7
Xavier starts worrying about the existence of mutants becoming public knowledge when the media starts reporting multiple sightings of a man with angel wings. With most of the X-men on Christmas leave, and Cerebro down for repairs, Scott and Rogue are left having to track the man down themselves.
#9 - The Toad, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Season 3 - Episode 7
Wanda receives a clue from one of Magneto's minions, Pyro, directing her to a ski resort. Meanwhile, Kurt is meeting Amanda's parents for the first time, and the Toad believes he can use Kurt's holo-inducer to disguise himself and win Wanda's love.
#11 - Fun and Games
Season 2 - Episode 4
A malfunction in Juggernaut's stasis field leaves the X-Men without adult supervision. Deciding to hold a party, they ditch Scott and Jean in the wilderness. However, things soon get out of control, when one of the guests gives himself access to Cerebro.
#14 - Day of Recovery
Season 3 - Episode 1
The X-Men and Brotherhood deal with the after math of the world finding out about mutants. Mystique, diguised as Professor X, manages to blow up the Insitute. Some of the X-Men and Brotherhood were captured, leaving the mutants that escaped to find them and the Professor.
#15 - The Stuff of Heroes
Season 3 - Episode 2
Rogue and Wolverine duck a squad of soldiers when the nationwide alert goes out against mutants, while Storm and Beast go into a meeting of Congress to defend themselves. Meanwhile Juggernaut goes on a rampage and the X-Men feel obliged to take him down.
#16 - X23
Season 3 - Episode 11
A mysterious female assassin terrorizes the X-Mansion, knocking out the X-Men one by one. Wolverine finds out that it is his clone, created by the Dr. Deborah Risman and raised without love by HYDRA, and she wants to kill him because she holds him responsible for her miserable life. Wolverine and X-23, as she is called, square off in a battle that Wolverine does not want to win.
#17 - Blind Alley
Season 3 - Episode 5
Mystique escapes from imprisonment while the X-Men repair and rebuild the Institute. Disguised as Alex, she lures Scott into a trap - leaving him stranded in the middle of the Mexican desert without his glasses.
#18 - Uprising
Season 4 - Episode 5
A further mutated Spyke, now armored and able to throw flaming spikes, now protects mutants, including Magma and Cannonball who are walking out of a library when Duncan pulls up and tries to attack them. Xavier is concerned and sends a reluctant Wolverine to talk to him, to no effect. Callisto is also concerned that Spyke's efforts will bring down the wrath of mutant-haters on the other Morlocks who can't protect themselves. Her predictions come true when Spyke's efforts set off further anti-mutant hysteria. Spyke protects a young mutant named Dorian Leach, who it is revealed to have the power to suppress energy - electrical, mutant, whatever. The Morlocks and the X-Men come to Spyke's aid, and defeat Duncan and his men. Dorian shows up and temporarily negates everyone's powers. Duncan is arrested and Spyke returns to the underground. Meanwhile, Apocalypse creates a second sphere in China which resist all efforts to destroy it, and Nick Fury is ordered to free Trask and have him reinit
#19 - X-Treme Measures
Season 3 - Episode 6
Evan enters an extreme Skateboarding competition, and puts his skills to the test. But something is wrong: A mysterious woman is watching and following him during the competition.
#21 - Joyride
Season 2 - Episode 9
Lance comes to the mansion, wanting to join the X-Men. Unfortunately he has a hard time fitting in, and it doesn't get any easier when he gets the blame for some of the other students' nightly joyrides in the various X-Men vehicles.
#23 - Cajun Spice
Season 4 - Episode 6
Gambit kidnaps Rogue and tells her he is trying to help her to forget what she did to Mystique. When everyone notice she is missing, Wolverine sense Gambit's smell and goes to Magneto's base where he find Pyro and tells him the Acolytes are separated and he does not know where Gambit is. Gambit takes Rogue to city where a couple of criminals reconcile him and attack them both. Rogue touches the leader of them and discovers Gambit's foster father is being hold in an old house near the swamp. They go there and Rogue accidentally touches Gambit and learns he is using her to get there. Gambit decided to go alone but Rogue comes back to help him and rescue his father and take on the Rippers. Wolverine and the rest of the X-men arrive and take Rogue with them while Gambit decides to quit that lifestyle for good.
#24 - Power Surge
Season 2 - Episode 2
Jean's abilities start growing in sudden bursts. At first she tries to ignore it, but with each burst she has increasing trouble regaining control. Meanwhile the school gets a new science/phys. ed. teacher.
#25 - Mainstream
Season 3 - Episode 3
During the rebuilding of the manor, Kitty and Kurt intercept a bunch of graffiti artists disguised as monsters. The older students get to go back to Bayville High for one day before attending a hearing to determine their ultimate fate, while they are banned from using their powers.