Season One of X-Men Evolution first aired its pilot on November 4, 2000, and began its episodic run on May 12, 2001. The finale aired on May 12, 2001. It is succeeded by season two, retitled Season 2, which debuted on September 29, 2001.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production code|
|Strategy X||Gary Graham||Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson||November 4, 2000||101|
When high-schooler Todd Tolanski starts exhibiting toad-like mutant powers, Mystique sees a perfect opportunity to get a spy into Xavier's institute. Meanwhile the X-Men recruit a new member as Kurt Wagner joins Xavier's school to learn to harness his mutant powers.
|X Impulse||Gary Graham||Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson||November 11, 2000||102|
15-year-old Kitty Pryde wakes up one day and finds herself able to walk through objects. She tries to ignore it, but finds that hard when she's approached by Jean Grey and a mutant trouble maker, who both say they know...
|Rogue Recruit||Greg Johnson||Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson||November 18, 2000||103|
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...
|Mutant Crush||Christopher Berkeley||Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson||November 25, 2000||104|
The only thing bigger than Fred Dukes' strength and size is his temper, which makes his first day at school rather difficult. When Jean Grey makes contact, trying to be friendly, he takes it just a bit too seriously...
|Speed & Spyke||Gary Graham||Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson||December 9, 2000||105|
Ororo's nephew starts exhibiting mutant powers, but he's more interested in settling a rivalry with a fellow mutant than hearing about a "school for freaks"...
|Middleverse||Jay Oliva||Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson||January 27, 2001||106|
Kurt accidentally finds an abandoned lab while at school, inside an unused tool shed. He then gets sucked into a pocket dimension by a strange device by Rogue. Unsure what has just happened she flees whit the x-men look for Kurt.
|Turn of the Rogue||Greg Johnson||Craig Kyle, Greg Johnson||February 3, 2001||107|
Scott and Rogue end up on a geology club field trip together up in the mountains. Scott tries to be friendly to her, but Rogue doesn't believe a word of it. Meanwhile Mystique has other plans for both of them.
|Spykecam||Jay Oliva||Kevin Hopps||February 10, 2001||108|
As an extra credit project, Evan is given a camera to record the "current events" in his life. Though most of them aren't keen on being caught on tape, Sabertooth is most definitively interested in the result...
|Survival of the Fittest||Gary Graham||Nicole Dubuc||March 3, 2001||109|
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...
|Shadowed Past||Greg Johnson||Andrew Robinson||March 31, 2001||110|
Rogue's nightmares have been becomre more, and more vivid and they appear to be revealing images from Kurt's past, but in them he's far too young to remember. Both Rogue, & kurt want answers, while Charles keeps a secret.
|Grim Reminder||Jay Oliva||Greg Johnson||April 14, 2001||111|
A news report from the Canadian mountains triggers something deep inside Wolverine, and he starts having berserk fits. To find out why, he takes the Blackbird to the site, not knowing that Kitty and Kurt are sitting in the back.
|The Cauldron I||Gary Graham||Greg Johnson||May 5, 2001||112|
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.
|The Cauldron II||Greg Johnson||Greg Johnson||May 12, 2001||113|
Magneto reveals 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...
The first season introduced us to the core characters and laid the foundations for future storylines. Cyclops, Professor X, Wolverine, Storm and Jean Grey made up the original X-Men. As the season developed the ranks of the X-Men were bolstered by the appearance of Nightcrawler in the first episode, Shadowcat in the second, Rogue in the third, and Spyke in the fifth. In the thirteen episodes of this season, Nightcrawler discovered the identity of his birth mother, Wolverine found answers to his past, Rogue switched sides to join the X-Men, and Xavier's step-brother Juggernaut is released from his prison. Confrontations were typically with the Brotherhood, who vied for new recruits with the X-Men over the course of the season. Toad was the first to be introduced, followed by Avalanche, Blob and Quicksilver. The Brotherhood, apparently led by Mystique, were in fact being directed by a higher power, the identity of whom was revealed in the two-part season finale as being Magneto. After Cyclops discovered that his brother, Alex (Havok), survived the plane crash that killed their parents, they were both taken by Magneto into his "sanctuary" on Asteroid M. Magneto captured several X-Men and Brotherhood members in an attempt to amplify their mutant abilities and remove their emotions,in his evoling michine.Scott and Alex went into the machine they came out with white hair.Scott could now control his powers.Asteroid M was destroyed by Scott and Alex Summers, but not before two unidentified metal objects flew from the exploding rock.
In X-Men Evolution, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over—to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you're not just a normal teenager? What if you're a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you're worthy of the x-Men? That's exactly what the members of X-Men Evolution— Jean Grey, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Rogue— will find out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero. This exciting adventure series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon characters from Marvel Comics.
Major plot lines
- Five young heroes—Jean Grey, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Rogue—form the covert ops team to undertake missions on behalf of Charles Xavier.
- Scott McNeil as Wolverine
- Venus Terzo as Jean Grey
- Kirby Morrow as Cyclops
- Brad Swaile as Nightcrawler
- Maggie Blue O'Hara as Shadowcat
- Meghan Black as Rogue
- David Kaye as Charles Xavier
- Kristen Williamson as Storm
- Vanessa Marshall as Mystique
- Christopher Judge as Magneto
- Christopher Grey as Avalanche
- Greg Johnson Developer / Executive producer / Writer
- Bob Forward Executive producer / Writer
- Greg Johnson
- Bob Forward
- Simon Furman
- Christy Marx
- Randy Littlejohn
X-Men: Evolution won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action and Animation at the 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, on May 16 2003. It also won the Cover of the Year Award in 2004 for best animated figure for Beast. It was nominated for several Golden Reel awards as well as other Emmys. Steven E. Gordon, the director of this show, was nominated for the for Production Design in an Animated Television Production for X-Men: Evolution at the 2001 Annie Awards.