The X-Men have one of the toughest jobs in the entire superhero world. They will not only have to fight to protect the world from threats, but also fight against the racism of mankind in relation to mutants. They managed to do this while adhering to a set of principles, although there were times when the X-Men broke their own rules.
The X-Men have been through a lot over the years. Their powers prove overwhelming at times, and it often takes a lot of work to keep Earth and the mutants safe. As a result, corners were cut and rules were broken.
ten Wolverine constantly killed people
Superheroes and murder have gone through many changes. It’s not as banned as it used to be, but it’s still frowned upon. Well, unless the hero in question is Wolverine. The miniature mutant is known for killing bad guys and has been doing so since joining the X-Men. He was certainly called out for this, but more often than not, Wolverine killed people while he was with the X-Men.
Wolverine got his way, so the team turned a blind eye to it for the most part. However, the number of Hellfire Club thugs, Genoshan soldiers, and various aliens that Wolverine has killed is enormous, and the worst he has ever received for the number of kills is a slap in the face.
9 Cyclops and Wolverine formed a secret X-Force team and lied about it
From the looks of it, the years after M-Day were pretty horrific for the X-Men. There were several hundred mutants left on the planet, and most of them lived in the same place as the X-Men. The team did everything they could to keep the mutants safe, but Cyclops and Wolverine decided it wouldn’t be enough. As a result, the two of them hired a new X-Force, whose job was to be as active as possible.
The task of the team was to destroy the threats before the X-Men had to deal with them. Many of the X-Men would definitely object to this, but Cyclops and Wolverine made things worse by keeping it a secret. However, they were eventually discovered and the team was disbanded, though Wolverine secretly reformed it.
eight The Beast risked the entire time stream by bringing the original five X-Men to the present.
The Beast has gone through some profound changes over the years. The man once known as the “leaping blue-eyed beast” is hardened by years of adversity the mutant race has gone through. After Cyclops fell to the Dark Phoenix and his own health deteriorated due to the mutation, the Beast turned to the past for a solution.
Beast has carried over the teenage versions of the original five X-Men into the present. He hoped that by seeing their future, they would return home and change the present. However, they decided to stay, and the Beast let them. He compromised all of reality by doing this, and in the end it didn’t even work.
7 Forge has created a gun that can depower a mutant
The X-Men are full of smart members, but none of them can match Forge when it comes to ingenuity. The Forge’s powers allowed him to create whatever he wanted, which definitely came in handy for the team. However, sometimes Forge created things that didn’t help them at all. In fact, they were actively working against the X-Men and their mandate.
The most notable example of this is when Forge created a weapon that could depower a mutant. This was in direct violation of what the X-Men stood for, as if the team’s enemies ever got their hands on the technology, they could end every mutant.
6 Teen Jean Gray reveals Iceman was gay without his consent
Jean Gray has always been an integral part of the team, but that doesn’t mean she’s perfect. This was especially true of the teenager Jean, whom the Beast brought to the present. Her telepathic abilities grew exponentially, and she had no one to teach her the ethics of mind reading, as she had done in the past.
This led to her revelation that Iceman was gay and in hiding. Instead of talking to him about it in private, or just keeping it to herself and letting him tell her about it, she blurted it out. X-Men is full of telepaths, and they all worked hard not to do what young Jean did in her moment of indiscretion.
5 Some X-Men are allowed to break the rules of Krakoa
Krakoa is not the first mutant nation, but the most successful. The mutant nation is built on three rules: don’t kill people, create more mutants, and respect the island. It is assumed that these rules apply to everyone, but this is only in theory. In practice, there are some X-Men who don’t obey the rules. For example, any member of the X-Force mission can kill as many people as they want.
It basically works like this: the more important the mutant is, the less likely they are to be punished. So, Wolverine can kill people on a mission with impunity, but if Sabretooth does it during a mission, he gets put in The Pit. This is very hypocritical.
four Colossus killed Proteus
Proteus’ reality-bending abilities made the other Omega class mutants seem bizarre in comparison. Kevin MacTaggert’s powers were so great that they ate his body. His mother Moira kept him in a secure cell, but it was damaged in the fight between the X-Men and Magneto. Proteus fled and started jumping as his bodies burned, causing incalculable damage.
Proteus’ only weakness was metal. The team did everything possible to stop his rampage before the inevitable, but it was impossible: he was too strong. The colossus was forced to hit the young man as hard as he could, killing him and ending his threat.
3 Xavier and Magneto kept Moira MacTaggert a secret from everyone on Krakoa.
Professor X is a hero, but he’s not exactly a role model. There are many examples of this, but the main one is the secret of Moira MacTaggert. She revealed her reincarnation powers to Xavier even before he formed the X-Men. In turn, the two teamed up with Magneto and laid the foundation for the creation of the mutant nation of Krakoa.
They went so far as to fake Moira’s death before smuggling her to Krakoa. They used Mystique whenever possible, promising to resurrect Destiny, which Moira forbade, and they had no intention of doing so. They lied to keep a secret that didn’t even need to be kept.
2 Professor X sent a team of mutants to their deaths and erased the minds of everyone who knew about their existence
Professor X’s lies about Moira were peculiar to the problem with the mutant leader. Xavier will do anything to protect the mutant race, even if it means hurting the people he was trying to protect. When Krakoa was first discovered, he sent the X-Men to the island, where they were all captured except for Cyclops. The two mutants then turned to Moira MacTaggert for help.
Moira had four mutants – Vulcan, Darwin, Sway, and Petra – as apprentices. She lent them to Xavier and Cyclops trained them to rescue the other X-Men on Krakoa. However, when the group went to the island, they suffered a crushing defeat. Everyone was presumed dead, although Vulcan and Darwin survived, and Xavier wiped the memory of everyone who knew of their existence and recruited a brand new, completely different team, as if the second team had never existed.
one The Phoenix Five imposed their will on the world
Most Phoenix hosts don’t have a great track record and The Phoenix Five has proven that fact. Cyclops originally intended to use the Phoenix Force to bring the mutant race back from the brink of extinction. However, The Phoenix Five went in a completely different direction. They began by helping humanity before their power reached them and they began to dictate terms.
From there it got worse. Their battle against the Avengers included a bloody attack on Wakanda, while Emma Frost was known for killing people who harmed mutants. It all ended with the fact that Cyclops received all the power of the Phoenix and became the Dark Phoenix.
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