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Comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought the X-Men to life in X-Men #1 back in 1963. The X-Men are a team of mutants, born with special powers and were recruited by Professor Charles Xavier in the hopes of building a world where mutants and ordinary humans can coexist. Xavier has recruited quite a few number of mutants over the past 50+ years. 

The X-Men comics started taking a dip in sales, but writers Chris Claremont and Len Wein, along with artist Dave Cockrum, breathed life into the X-Men once again by introducing new recruits like Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus. And since then, Xavier has recruited countless of other mutants. But which are the best X-Men characters?

Wolverine is one of the most popular Marvel characters out there, but that may not make him the best X-Man. Characters like Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, and Jubilee are favorite household names as well and are contenders for the number one spot. Make sure to vote up all your favorite Xmen mutants. Is your favorite missing? Add him or her so that others may vote.

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Rogue


Rogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best X-Men Characters of All Time
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Real Name: Anna Marie 

Abilities: Absorbs powers, memories, and personalities through skin contact. Prolonged contact can lead to her permanently absorbing traits, can be fatal to the person in contact.

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Wolverine


Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best X-Men Characters of All Time
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Real Name: James Howlett

Abilities: Strong healing factor, immunity to virtually all toxins, slowed aging process. Enhanced senses and physical attributes. Indestructible adamantium bonded to his skeleton. Retractable claws.

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Storm


Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best X-Men Characters of All Time
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Real Name: Ororo Monroe

Powers: Weather manipulation.

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Marvel Girl/Phoenix


Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best X-Men Characters of All Time
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Real Name:  Jean Grey

Abilities: Telekinesis and telepathy. As the Phoenix, she possesses near infinite power and the ability to manipulate matter and time.

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