The BEST Episodes of X-Men: Evolution

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 2, 2020

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.

Ascension Part 2

#1 - Ascension Part 2

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 25, 2003

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 9.05
74 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Greg Johnson
Dark Horizon Part 1

#2 - Dark Horizon Part 1

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 9, 2003

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

star 8.82
94 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Christopher 'Chris' Yost, Craig Kyle
Dark Horizon Part 2

#3 - Dark Horizon Part 2

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 16, 2003

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

star 8.75
65 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Christopher 'Chris' Yost, Craig Kyle
On Angel's Wings

#4 - On Angel's Wings

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2001

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 8.65
81 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Boyd Kirkland
The Toad, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

#5 - The Toad, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2002

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 8.49
72 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Bada-Bing Bada-Boom

#6 - Bada-Bing Bada-Boom

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2001

After being grounded for reckless behavior during a training mission, Tabitha doesn't need her father showing up asking her to steal money for ""her mother""...

star 8.48
105 votes
Writers: Greg Johnson
Shadow Dance

#7 - Shadow Dance

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 2, 2002

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

star 8.43
70 votes
Directors: Boyd Kirkland
Writers: Boyd Kirkland
Blind Alley

#8 - Blind Alley

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2002

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 8.42
74 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Doug Molitor
Fun and Games

#9 - Fun and Games

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2001

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 8.37
110 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Brian Swenlin
The Stuff of Heroes

#10 - The Stuff of Heroes

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 2002

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 8.36
104 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Bob Forward
Cruise Control

#11 - Cruise Control

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 23, 2003

The X-Men are on vacation with Storm as their guardian. Amara falls ill while on the ship.

star 8.34
67 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Operation Rebirth

#12 - Operation Rebirth

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 2, 2002

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 8.29
77 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Bob Forward
Day of Reckoning Part 2

#13 - Day of Reckoning Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired May 11, 2002

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

star 8.24
63 votes
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
The HeX Factor

#14 - The HeX Factor

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 20, 2002

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

star 8.22
72 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Day of Recovery

#15 - Day of Recovery

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 14, 2002

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 8.22
79 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Ascension Part 1

#16 - Ascension Part 1

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 18, 2003

When a new sphere appears in Egypt, Professor X wants to try to communicate with Apocalypse, taking Storm with him. With Cerebro technology, the rest of the group watches as Apocalypse telepathically communicates his plan to awaken the dormant X gene in all humans, a process which will kill most 'normal' humans. Xavier tells Apocalypse that this isn't necessary, which angers Apocalypse. Storm comes to his defense, but instead sends them both away in the same way Magneto was. The X-Men are mortified, and are soon joined by Nick Furry who announces the restart of the Sentinel program. Apocalypse is confronted by three sentinels at the Sphynx, which act as decoys while more sentinels are sent to use their superior technology to disable the three spheres. Apocalypse defeats the sentinels, but sends out four horsemen under his control to protect them - Magneto in Mexico, Storm in China, Xavier in Egypt, and Mystique at the Sphynx. The X-Men split into four groups to fight the horsemen aroun

star 8.22
79 votes
Directors: Doug Murphy
Writers: Greg Johnson
The Cauldron Part 2

#17 - The Cauldron Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 12, 2001

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 8.11
72 votes
Writers: Greg Johnson
The Beast of Bayville

#18 - The Beast of Bayville

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2001

The kids get worried when the normally cool and collected teacher Hank McCoy starts having fits of animal rage.

star 8.05
134 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: William Forrest Cluverius
X-Treme Measures

#19 - X-Treme Measures

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2002

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 8.04
72 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Greg Johnson, Jules Dennis

#20 - Mainstream

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 2002

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 8.01
73 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Michael Merton
Self Possessed

#21 - Self Possessed

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2002

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 8.00
74 votes
Directors: Curt Geda
Writers: Greg Johnson
Under Lock and Key

#22 - Under Lock and Key

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2002

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

star 8.00
66 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Sean Roche
Walk on the Wild Side

#23 - Walk on the Wild Side

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 26, 2002

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 7.99
77 votes
Directors: Frank Paur
Writers: Cydne Clark, Steve Granat
Power Surge

#24 - Power Surge

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2001

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.

star 7.97
77 votes
Directors: Gary Graham
Writers: Doug Molitor

#25 - Mindbender

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 16, 2002

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

star 7.97
67 votes
Writers: Bob Forward