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Days of Future Past: Part 1 - S1-E11

Trivia: After Bishop travels into the past, he hears one kid telling another that they will be playing the new Punisher game "Assassin." When the Punisher was first being developed, he was originally going to be called The Assassin.

Trivia: At the end of the opening titles, there is a short bald man in a green outfit running with Magneto's crew. For years, fans had wondered who this character was, as he has no counterpart in the comics, and he only had a fleeting appearance in the season 1 episode "Slave Island." Series director Larry Houston finally revealed that the character is nobody in particular, and that he was mistakenly placed in the opening titles by the animation company AKOM.

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One Man's Worth: Part 1 - S4-E1

Trivia: The man that aids Wolverine in the coffee shop is Johnny Strabler, Marlon Brando's character from the film "The Wild One." (00:16:45)

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The Juggernaut Returns - S3-E17

Trivia: When the new Juggernaut crashes through the film studio, the production being filmed is a parody of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. There is even a short musical phrase similar to MMPR's theme song. (00:16:10)

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X-Ternally Yours - S2-E6

Trivia: This episode depicted Bella Donna as being Gambit's former fiancée. In the comics, the two were actually married. This change was likely made for the show due to it being too mature of a theme for a kids' show for Gambit to have both an estranged wife and an extramarital relationship with Rogue.

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Mojovision - S2-E11

Trivia: The robot that attacks Jean Grey is a replica of the Punisher. (00:16:05)

Red Dawn - S2-E4

Trivia: When Wolverine is explaining Omega Red's back-story to Colossus, a picture of Captain America is briefly visible. This is a nod to the comic books, where Omega Red was the Soviet Union's attempt to create their own super soldier similar to Captain America. (00:14:05)

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Whatever It Takes - S2-E3

Trivia: The two men that are leaving the bar just as Wolverine is entering are Bloodscream and Roughouse, two of Wolverine's enemies from the comic books. (00:07:05)

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The Final Decision - S1-E13

Trivia: One of the images in Gambit's mind-scan is of fellow Marvel Comics superhero Ghost Rider. (00:07:45)

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The Dark Phoenix (2): The Inner Circle - S3-E12

Trivia: The main antagonists in this episode as well as the episode that follows it are the Inner Circle. In the comics, the Inner Circle are a sort of clandestine group of mutants that operate within an elitist social group known as the Hellfire Club. Due to censorship reasons, the Hellfire Club aspect of the group is not acknowledged. Its members are visually based on famous actors. Sebastian Shaw is based on Robert Shaw, Harry Leland is based on Orson Welles, Donald Pierce is based on Donald Sutherland, and Mastermind in his Jason Wyngarde persona is based on Peter Wyngarde. The White Queen/Emma Frost is based on the character Emma Peel from the British television series "The Avengers."

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Trivia: In 2019, the creator of a 1980's Hungarian TV series called "Linda" filed a lawsuit against this show, alleging that the theme song to "X-Men" is a ripoff the theme song to "Linda." Despite airing in another country, the creator of "Linda" stated that the creators of "X-Men" had visited Hungary in the late 80's and rubbed shoulders with members of the Hungarian film industry. Interestingly, despite "X-Men" being far more popular globally than an obscure Hungarian TV show, its creator said he was unfamiliar with "X-Men" until 2017.

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Trivia: The character Morph was created for the show, though he was based on a character from the comics called Changeling. The creators of the show created the character with the sole purpose of killing him off, in order to establish stakes, though he was later brought back because of his popularity. Showrunner Eric Lewald stated that originally the character of Thunderbird was going to be used instead of Morph.

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Trivia: The team roster depicted in this series is largely made up of members of the Blue Team (Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast, Gambit, Rogue and Jubilee) that was established in the first issue of X-Men Vol. 2, with Storm and Jean Grey representing the Gold Team. Most of the characters' designs are also based on artist Jim Lee's redesigns.

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Beauty and the Beast - S2-E10

Trivia: When Beast is looking through his photo album, one picture shows him wearing a shirt that says "Shazbot!", which is a word popularized by Robin Williams from the TV series "Mork and Mindy." (00:09:25)

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Nightcrawler - S3-E18

Trivia: This episode heavily implies that Gambit is an atheist. In the comics, he is Catholic.

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Trivia: Jeremy Ratchford, the actor who voiced Banshee, would go on to portray the same character in the 1996 made-for-television film "Generation X."

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Hidden Agenda - S5-E13

Trivia: The character Kenny Jenkins is wearing a Punisher T-shirt. (00:05:50)

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Bloodlines - S5-E6

Trivia: The trick-or-treaters that show up to the mansion are dressed up as Spider-Man, Daredevil and the lesser-known Devil Dinosaur. (00:03:15)

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Longshot - S5-E5

Trivia: When Xavier is reading Longshot's mind, one of the aliens seen resembles the Twi'leks from the Star Wars films. (00:10:05)

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No Mutant Is an Island - S5-E4

Trivia: The foot soldiers on Killgrave's video are dressed like the comic book villain Scarecrow. (00:11:25)

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Slave Island - S1-E7

Plot hole: After Storm's attempt to escape the Genoshan prison is thwarted, she ends up in the ocean right at the shoreline of the beach, where she is captured by a Sentinel. Aside from the fact that it makes no sense for a Sentinel to be hiding in the ocean in the event that a mutant tries to escape the prison, there is absolutely no way that a two-story tall robot could hide in the ocean right by the beach, as the water would be way too shallow. You can even see that the water level only goes up to the Sentinel's ankle area when it is standing upright in the ocean. (00:03:15)

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Night of the Sentinels: Part 1 - S1-E1

Morph: [imitating Senator Kelly] My fellow Americans, I am an idiot.

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