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The Best Versions of X-Men

List RulesVote 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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    Professor Charles Xavier and his band of courageous mutants strike back against corrupt and bigoted government agencies as well as mutant extremist Magneto in this animated series based on the Marvel  ...more
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    Convinced that mutants pose a threat to humanity, Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) develops the Sentinels, enormous robotic weapons that can detect a mutant gene and zero in on that person. In the  ...more
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    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 assuming  ...more
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    In the early 1960s, during the height of the Cold War, a mutant named Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) meets a fellow mutant named Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender). Despite their vastly different  ...more
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    Stryker (Brian Cox), a villianous former Army commander, holds the key to Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) past and the future of the X-Men. This threat re-ignites the call for a mutant registration act.  ...more
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    Comic Book Series
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    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 America  ...more
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    Film (2017)
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    In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when  ...more
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    A group of people discover that they have extraordinary powers and must decide whether to use them for good or for evil. The ranks of both the good and bad forces swell as more people discover their  ...more
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    Wolverine reunites the X-Men to battle against the injustices of the Mutant Response Division (MRD).  ...more
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    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 adventures of  ...more
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    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 film  ...more
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    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 supervillains  ...more
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    All New X-Men (Marvel NOW)

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    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)

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    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 issue  ...more
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    Ultimate X-Men

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    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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    TV Program
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    A superhero with spider-like skills fights villains.  ...more
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    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 on  ...more
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    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 to  ...more
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    The Uncanny X-Men, sometimes referred to as Marvel's X-Men, is an action video game released by LJN for the NES in 1989. It is a licensed game based on the series of X-Men comics of the same name by  ...more
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    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 simplified  ...more
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    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

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    Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is a 2009 action role-playing video game, the sequel to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. The game was jointly developed by Vicarious Visions (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360),  ...more