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The Best Versions of X-Men  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite renditions of the Children of the Atom!

The X-Men are easily one of the most iconic and recognizable superhero teams in the world. There are dozens of formats the characters are utilized in, including video games, films, animated series, and alternate versions of the characters in comic books, with millions of people around the world rooting for them. They've permeated into mainstream pop culture and can be seen just about anywhere these days.

We've decided to compile some of our favorites here. Do you like to play as X-Men characters in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, or do you like playing as them in the Sega Genesis X-Men game? Is the 90s X-Men cartoon your favorite take, or is Wolverine and the X-Men more your cup of tea? 

Here's your chance to see where it all lines up. What are the greatest interpretations of The X-Men ever? Vote up all your favorites!


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TV Program
The 90's Jim Lee title that turned into New X-Men and then X-Men Legacy X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series (Fox Kids, 1992) is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The show features X-Men similar in look and ...more

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Film
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Days of Future Past is a two-part episodes from the animated TV series X-Men Animated Series, based on the comic book story of the same name and X-Men vol.2 Issue #8. This episode has Bishop ...more
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Film
X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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Film
X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Age of Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Comic Book Series
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse is a Marvel Comics six-issue limited series which takes place a year after the last story in the X-Men: Age of Apocalypse one-shot, with Magneto's X-Men helping North ...more
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TV Program
Wolverine and the X-Men is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation. It is the fourth animated adaptation of the X-Men characters, the other three being Pryde of the X-Men, X-Men: The ...more
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Logan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more

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TV Program
X-Men: Evolution is a Canadian-American animated television series about the Marvel Comics superhero team X-Men. In this incarnation, many of the characters are teenagers rather than adults. The ...more

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Uncanny X-Men is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Newest iteration with a morally questionable Cyclops leading. Uncanny X-Men, originally published as The X-Men, is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics since 1963, and is the longest-running series in the X-Men franchise. It featured the ...more
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All-New X-Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
All New X-Men (Marvel NOW)
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Marvel: Ultimate Allianc... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action role-playing game developed for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 by Raven Software and published by Activision. The game was simultaneously ...more

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House of M is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Comic Book Series
House of M is an eight-issue comic book limited series and crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Olivier Coipel, its first ...more
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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
X-Men is an arcade game produced by Konami in 1992. It is a side-scrolling beat 'em up based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name. The character designs of the X-Men and the ...more

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Film
X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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X-Men: Children of the A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
X-Men: Children of the Atom is an arcade game that was produced by Capcom and released on the CP System II arcade hardware in 1994. Based on the X-Men comic book, it is the first fighting game ...more

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X-Men (Sega Genesis) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
X-Men (Sega Genesis)
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TV Program
Spider-Man, also known as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on the Marvel Comics superhero, Spider-Man. The show ran on Fox Kids from November 19, ...more

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Ultimate X-Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Ultimate X-Men Book
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Dark Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Film
Dark Phoenix is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Simon Kinberg, based on the Marvel Comics characters. When a solar flare hits the X-Men during a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey ...more

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X-Men vs. Street Fighter... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
X-Men vs. Street Fighter is a fighting game originally released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1996. It is Capcom's third fighting game to feature Marvel Comics characters and the first game ...more
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X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse is a side-scrolling action game released by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994. The game is based on the X-Men comic book franchise and is based ...more
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes is a 2000 fighting game developed and published by Capcom. It is the sixth game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. With the sixth installment, Capcom ...more
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is the fifth Marvel Comics-licensed fighting game by Capcom and the third game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series. The game was developed in late 1997 and ...more

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Marvel Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Versions of X-Men
Video Game
Marvel Super Heroes is a fighting game developed by Capcom. Originally released in the arcade in 1995 on the CPS-2 arcade system, it was later ported to the Sega Saturn and PlayStation in late ...more