The X-Men are an awesome array of unique characters with incredible abilities. It’s only until recently that I’ve begun to actually care and pay attention to the different heroes and I have to say, they’re pretty awesome. Their movies aren’t as great or easy to follow (timeline-wise) as the MCU movies but if you like superheroes there are tons of heroes to get behind in this franchise. With this many cool characters to enjoy there will always be debate of who’s the best of the X-Men. And that’s why they are the topic of this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Here are the characters.
(My X-Men knowledge is limited so I will be listing the mainstream characters that I know.)
Cyclops has always been a cool character because of his interesting eye beam ability and the same can still be said from this most recent rendition of the character. While I don’t know much about the X-Men I knew who Cyclops was in my younger age and that shows the impact this hero had on me as a child.
Mystique is easily one of the coolest concepts of a character in the superhero world. The fact that she’s this shape-shifting alien-ish sort of being is remarkable awesome and it’s what makes her so cool. She’s also a great fighter as well. All in all, Mystique is pretty cool.
Jean Grey is an extraordinarily powerful character with her marvelous abilities. Like Cyclops, I knew who Jean Grey was as a child because she was so unique and amazing. I’m not super confident in understanding her abilities but I do know that she’s very capable of bursting into flames and that’s cool enough for me.
Quicksilver is pretty awesome. He made a brief appearance in the MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron but he mainly resides in the X-Men franchise where his likable personality and speedy abilities are given the chance to shine. I like Quicksilver.
When I think of Professor X who immediately comes to mind is Patrick Stewart’s portrayal of the character in the early X-Men movies and just from his performance alone Professor X has become one of the most iconic and memorable superheroes. Now James McAvoy has responsibility of the role and I think he’s doing a great job. He’s compassionate, powerful, and he’s a great character.
There is no doubt that Magneto is easily one of the coolest superheroes ever, in my opinion. His power is unprecedented, his outfit is super cool looking, and he’s just a great character. He pretty much needs to take an anger management class but sometimes you need that unstable character to make you happy (like Kylo Ren.) 🙂
Magneto is AWESOME!
The only reason why I know who Psylocke is because of a game I once used to play on my Wii but she was so much fun to play with that I’ll never forget her. Her powers are unique, undoubtedly awesome, and she easily has one of the sexiest looks among the X-Men, making her stand out as a no-nonsense type of gal. She knows her body looks good and she doesn’t mind showing it. Awesome!
There aren’t a lot of black heroines in the superhero universe so Storm clearly stands out and she is absolutely INCREDIBLE! Between her powers over the weather and her ridiculously awesome style with the white hair and blue eyes.
Storm will always be one of my favorite superheroes.
Beast is an extraordinarily powerful hero with his feral abilities. He’s also very unique looking with that blue hair and beastly features. He’s a very memorable X-Men character.
Wolverine is maybe the most iconic X-Men character of all time due to Hugh Jackman’s extensive portrayal of the character. Wolverine has always amazed me with those incredible claws that just from his knuckles and his awe-inducing resilience. I mean, Wolverine get shot multiple times and still be alive. That’s incredible.
So, this is the list of X-Men characters. I’m sure there are many, many more X-Men characters that I have missed but that’s where you all, the readers, come in to fill those gaps.
Personally, I have a tie between Storm and Magneto. Storm will always be one of my favorite X-Men because she is tremendously incredible but I’ve acquired a recent fascination of Magneto after seeing how remarkably cool he is. Michael Fassbender plays the role of Magneto perfectly and he’s part of the reason why I’ve started getting interested in the X-Men franchise.
And a very close second spot for me belongs to Mystique. She’s so unique with the blue skin, the yellow eyes, and the red hair. I love memorable characters and she’s about as memorable as one can get.
All in all, the X-Men are filled with delightful characters and that leads me to this inevitable question; Who’s your favorite X-Men character? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite and I hope you have a wonderful day.