The BEST Episodes of X-Men: Evolution

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2019

Network: The WB

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.

Self Possessed

#1 - Self Possessed

Season 3 - Episode 8

Rogue appears to have problems with her powers, as the residual impressions of everyone she has touched start flashing through her mind and body.

star 8.65
43 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Greg Johnson
Ascension Part 2

#2 - 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.

star 8.65
43 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Greg Johnson
Dark Horizon Part 2

#3 - Dark Horizon Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 13

As all the monsters in the tomb attack, the teammates fight to survive and find a way out.

star 8.56
34 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Chris Yost, Craig Kyle
Dark Horizon Part 1

#4 - Dark Horizon Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 12

As Jean's and Scott's graduation day approaches, Rogue suddenly leaves the mansion.

star 8.51
37 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Chris Yost, Craig Kyle
The HeX Factor

#5 - The HeX Factor

Season 2 - Episode 15

Mystique breaks a mysterious young girl out of an asylum and brings her to the Brotherhood House.

star 8.49
41 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Operation Rebirth

#6 - Operation Rebirth

Season 2 - Episode 11

Magneto steals the remaints of the top secret "Rebirth" project, a project Wolverine helped shut down all the way back in World War II.

star 8.46
46 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Bob Forward
On Angel's Wings

#7 - 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.

star 8.44
50 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Boyd Kirkland
Day of Recovery

#8 - 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.

star 8.40
48 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
The Cauldron Part 2

#9 - 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.

star 8.34
41 votes
Writers: Greg Johnson
The Stuff of Heroes

#10 - 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.

star 8.32
47 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Bob Forward
Day of Reckoning Part 1

#11 - Day of Reckoning Part 1

Season 2 - Episode 16

Wolverine suddenly vanishes, as the Brotherhood members team up with the X-Men to defeat Magneto.

star 8.31
42 votes
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
The Toad, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

#12 - 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.

star 8.29
42 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark
Day of Reckoning Part 2

#13 - Day of Reckoning Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 17

The Brotherhood and X-Men arrive where Magneto is with his new allies.

star 8.28
32 votes
Writers: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark
Fun and Games

#14 - 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.

star 8.26
53 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Brian Swenlin
Shadow Dance

#15 - Shadow Dance

Season 2 - Episode 13

Forge is working on a device that will enhance Kurt's teleportation powers.

star 8.26
39 votes
Directors: Boyd Kirkland
Writers: Boyd Kirkland

#16 - 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

star 8.24
37 votes
Directors: Doug Murphy
Writers: Bob Forward
Blind Alley

#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.

star 8.23
43 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Doug Molitor
X-Treme Measures

#18 - 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.

star 8.21
42 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Jules Dennis, Greg Johnson
Under Lock and Key

#19 - Under Lock and Key

Season 3 - Episode 9

Mesmero mentally controls Gambit into stealing half of the Spider Stone from Angel.

star 8.20
35 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Sean Roche

#20 - Mindbender

Season 2 - Episode 12

Jean has nightmares about huge circus clowns, then is controlled by the master of that circus, with Nightcrawler, Kitty, and Spyke controlled also.

star 8.19
36 votes
Writers: Bob Forward

#21 - 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.

star 8.16
43 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Michael Merton

#22 - 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.

star 8.16
43 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Chris Yost, Craig Kyle

#23 - 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.

star 8.14
44 votes
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Walk on the Wild Side

#24 - Walk on the Wild Side

Season 2 - Episode 10

When Jean and Amara feel like the boys think they are stronger than the girls are, Tabitha decides that they should form a girl's crime fighting club as the Bayville Sirens.

star 8.11
46 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Growing Pains

#25 - Growing Pains

Season 2 - Episode 1

When Scott and Kurt use their powers to save several people from a car crash, the question of how much they're willing to ignore to keep their powers a secret comes up. Professor X maintains that the world is not ready to know about them, however the other mutants, now without Mystique's guidance, have other ideas...

star 8.07
58 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark