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The Best Episodes of X-Men: Evolution

Every episode of X-Men: Evolution ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of X-Men: Evolution!

Teenagers Cyclops, Jean Grey, Rogue, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Spike fight for a world that fears and hates them.

Genres:KidsAnimationSci-Fi & FantasyAction & AdventureDrama
Network:The WB

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "X-Men: Evolution" is "Ascension (2)", rated 8.5/10 from 235 user votes. It was directed by Frank Paur and written by Greg Johnson. "Ascension (2)" aired on 10/25/2003 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Day of Reckoning (2)".

  • Ascension (2)
    8.5/10 235 votes

    #1 - Ascension (2)

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2003-10-25

    The battle against Apocalypse rages as X-Men, the Brotherhood, and Acolytes join forces to stop him from turning all humans into mutants.

    Director: Frank Paur

    Writer: Greg Johnson

  • Day of Reckoning (2)
    8.4/10 226 votes

    #2 - Day of Reckoning (2)

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2002-05-11

    A traitor in the battle threatens the efforts of the X-Men and the Brotherhood against Magneto, who has another secret weapon--the Sentinel robot.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland, Steven E. Gordon, Frank Paur

    Writer: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark

  • Dark Horizon (2)
    8.2/10 210 votes

    #3 - Dark Horizon (2)

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2003-08-16

    Mesmero releases Apocalypse from his tomb and the X-Men, Brotherhood and Acolytes rush to the tomb to fight him.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur

    Writer: Craig Kyle

  • Self Possessed
    8.1/10 212 votes

    #4 - Self Possessed

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2002-11-16

    Rogue has no control over her powers, and the powers of others that she has absorbed surface, including those of Sabretooth, and the X-Men must find a way to help her.

    Director: Curt Geda

    Writer: Greg Johnson

  • Ascension (1)
    8.1/10 201 votes

    #5 - Ascension (1)

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2003-10-18

    Xavier finds Apocalypse in Egypt, and Apocalypse unleashes four horsemen, who battle the X-Men.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Greg Johnson

  • Day of Recovery
    8.0/10 207 votes

    #6 - Day of Recovery

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2002-09-14

    The X-Men and the Brotherhood rally after the mansion's destruction, and they try to find Xavier and the captured X-Men.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark

  • The Stuff of Heroes
    8.0/10 208 votes

    #7 - The Stuff of Heroes

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2002-09-21

    Cylops leads the X-Men in a search for the missing Xavier and Wolverine.

    Director: Curt Geda

    Writer: Bob Forward

  • Day of Reckoning (1)
    7.9/10 208 votes

    #8 - Day of Reckoning (1)

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2002-05-11

    At Xavier's urging, the Brotherhood and the X-Men unite to battle Magneto; and the Institute begins to self-destruct while students are trapped in the mansion.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland, Steven E. Gordon, Frank Paur

    Writer: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark

  • Dark Horizon (1)
    7.8/10 204 votes

    #9 - Dark Horizon (1)

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2003-08-09

    Mesmero tries to free Apocalypse once again and uses Rogue to help him, while the X-Men join forces with Magneto and the Acolytes to stop him.

    Director: Curt Geda, Frank Paur

    Writer: Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost

  • Under Lock and Key
    7.7/10 199 votes

    #10 - Under Lock and Key

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2002-11-30

    Mesmero returns and uses Gambit's powers to free Apocalypse.

    Director: Frank Paur

    Writer: Sean Roche

  • Turn of the Rogue
    7.6/10 275 votes

    #11 - Turn of the Rogue

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2001-02-03

    Scott and Rogue end up on a geology club field trip together. Scott tries to be friendly to her, but it turns out Mystique has other plans...

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Greg Johnson

  • The Cauldron (1)
    7.6/10 257 votes

    #12 - The Cauldron (1)

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2001-05-05

    As mysterious metal pods appear, picking up the mutants one at a time, Cerebro detects a new mutant in Hawaii: Alex Summers - Scott's believed to be deceased brother.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Cauldron (2)
    7.6/10 261 votes

    #13 - The Cauldron (2)

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2001-05-12

    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.

    Director: Steven E. Gordon

    Writer: Greg Johnson

  • Operation: Rebirth
    7.6/10 209 votes

    #14 - Operation: Rebirth

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2002-03-30

    Magneto steals plans for a top-secret project that produced super soldiers. Wolverine worked on it during World War II.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Bob Forward

  • The HeX Factor
    7.6/10 205 votes

    #15 - The HeX Factor

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2002-04-20

    Mystique frees a mutant called the Scarlet Witch from an asylum, hoping she'll help the Brotherhood, but Mystique doesn't know the witch is seeking revenge on Quicksilver and Magneto.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark

  • X23
    7.6/10 216 votes

    #16 - X23

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2003-08-02

    Wolverine learns that he's been cloned by HYDRA scientists, and the clone targets Logan.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Steve Granat, Cydne Clark, Craig Kyle

  • Impact
    7.6/10 201 votes

    #17 - Impact

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2003-08-30

    The X-Men pursue Apocalypse in Mexico, hoping to find and overcome him before Magneto finds him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Greg Johnson

  • Shadowed Past
    7.5/10 264 votes

    #18 - Shadowed Past

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2001-03-31

    Rogue's nightmares seem to show images from Kurt's past, but in them he's far too young to remember. So where did they come from?

    Director: Steven E. Gordon

    Writer: Bob Forward

  • Rogue Recruit
    7.4/10 308 votes

    #19 - Rogue Recruit

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2000-11-18

    After being kept in the dark about her powers for years, a young female mutant touches a fellow student and absorbs his strength, his memories - his life. Afraid and confused, and unable to differentiate her memories from the absorbed ones she runs away - straight in to the hands of Mystique.

    Director: Steven E. Gordon

    Writer: N/A

  • Survival of the Fittest
    7.4/10 268 votes

    #20 - Survival of the Fittest

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2001-03-03

    While the X-Men are at a summer camp, learning survival training, Mystique releases Cain Marko - the unstoppable Juggernaut - in hopes of getting his help in obtaining Xavier's mutant location system.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy

  • Power Surge
    7.4/10 239 votes

    #21 - Power Surge

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2001-10-13

    Jean's telepathy changes, arriving in surges she can't control; and Hank McCoy joins the faculty as a science-and-gym teacher.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • On Angel's Wings
    7.4/10 221 votes

    #22 - On Angel's Wings

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2001-12-15

    Xavier suspects that a flying "angel" seen above New York is a mutant, and he sends Cyclops and Rogue to find him before Magneto does.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Blind Alley
    7.4/10 205 votes

    #23 - Blind Alley

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2002-10-19

    The destroyed Institute is restored by the X-Men; Mystique escapes and sets a trap for Cyclops.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland, Curt Geda

    Writer: N/A

  • Cajun Spice
    7.4/10 198 votes

    #24 - Cajun Spice

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2003-10-04

    Rogue is kidnapped by Gambit, who says he's there to help her; and the X-Men search for her, led by Wolverine.

    Director: Frank Paur

    Writer: Michael Merton, Greg Johnson

  • Mindbender
    7.3/10 206 votes

    #25 - Mindbender

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2002-01-26

    Jean is possessed by a mutant with telepathic powers, which he uses to control the students and have them help him in his plot to release the imprisoned Apocalypse, a mutant who wishes to enslave the human race.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A