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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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""...
#7 - Shadow Dance
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 2, 2002
Forge is working on a device that will enhance Kurt's teleportation powers.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.