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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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Whatever It Takes - S2-E3

Plot hole: After Magneto and Xavier discover that their powers have vanished, Mr. Sinister is shown to be watching them through surveillance footage, zeroed in on their faces from a straight angle. At this point, Magneto and Xavier are standing at the edge of a cliff in the Savage Land, which is a jungle hidden in Antarctica. There's no conceivable way Mr. Sinister could have security footage of them from where they are located. Any camera would have to be mounted onto a tree, and the cliff is at a considerably higher elevation than the jungle itself, as well as a considerable distance away. Even if Mr. Sinister was able to zoom in on them from such a distance, the treeline being lower than the cliff would only allow him to view them from a low angle, and that's only if the cliff wall didn't obscure them. (00:20:00)

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The Cure - S1-E9

Plot hole: After Wolverine tells Gambit that he only knows how to pick pockets and steal candy from babies, Gambit attempts to retaliate by kinetically charging one of the bricks Wolverine is working with in order for it to blow up in his face. Anything Gambit kinetically charges makes a high-pitched humming sound, and Wolverine possesses a superhuman sense of hearing, so he should not have been caught unaware by it. (00:06:55)

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Slave Island - S1-E7

Plot hole: When the Leader says "Take me to my car at once!", one of his guards goes to open the door to the room only to have Cable shoot the door with his plasma rifle. The Leader then says "The other way you fool!" and everyone in the room starts running for the windows that Cable shot out a few minutes earlier, which happened to be the only other way out of the room. As evidenced earlier from when Cable shot the windows out, that particular floor appears to be 8 stories up, so if everyone in the room exited through the windows, they would have all fallen to their deaths as all of them were regular humans with no superpowers. (00:17:40)

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The Cure - S1-E9

Plot hole: Towards the end of this episode, Jean Grey nearly falls to her death when a concussion blast from Cable's gun knocks her off a cliff, only for her to be saved at the last moment by Rogue. Apparently Jean Grey and the writers for the episode forgot that her telekinetic powers give her limited flight ability as well as the ability to slow falls, both of which she has demonstrated in other episodes.

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Bloodlines - S5-E6

Plot hole: When the Friends of Humanity push Graydon Creed out of the helicopter, his parachute somehow opens a couple seconds later while he is free-falling despite the fact that his hands were tied up and therefore could not have pulled the cord himself. (00:19:20)

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Longshot - S5-E5

Plot hole: Mojo somehow has video footage of the X-Men's battle inside the M'Kraan Crystal from "The Phoenix Saga." (00:06:50)

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Longshot - S5-E5

Plot hole: Wolverine has a superhuman sense of hearing, yet he is unable to hear all the commotion going on with Jubilee, Longshot and the other aliens in the parking lot while he is inside the convenience store. (00:01:30 - 00:03:10)

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No Mutant Is an Island - S5-E4

Plot hole: When Killgrave's bodyguard dumps Cyclops face down in the pool and leaves him for dead, it is night time. When Sarah is shown to have successfully resuscitated Cyclops, it is broad daylight. If Cyclops had been floating face down in the pool for several hours then he would surely be dead. No amount of CPR would have brought him back. (00:15:45)

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Cold Comfort - S3-E15

Plot hole: This episode showed that Beast was an original member of the X-Men and also depicted the original X-Men battling Magneto. However, when Magneto attempted to break Beast out of jail in the season 1 episode "Enter Magneto", Beast said to him "I don't believe we've met. Magneto I presume."

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Secrets, Not Long Buried - S4-E15

Plot hole: At the speed Cyclops is traveling in his mini-jet when he passes Watchdog's tower, he would have been long out of range before Watchdog could force him out of the air into a crash landing, considering that Watchdog had to take time to alert Solarr of Cyclops' presence and be ordered to knock him out of the air. (00:02:30)

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Love in Vain - S4-E14

Plot hole: The Colony has video footage of the X-Men that they couldn't possibly have had access to even if such footage existed (as usual, the footage is clips from previous episodes). (00:08:35)

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Beyond Good and Evil: Part 1 - S4-E8

Plot hole: Beast comments on Mr. Sinister's new-found time travel abilities. However, Beast has no way of knowing that Mr. Sinister is time traveling. He only knows that Mr. Sinister is using portals, which could just as well be for teleportation. (00:18:40)

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Beyond Good and Evil: Part 1 - S4-E8

Plot hole: Gambit remarks that Shard is his kind of time traveler. However, Shard was inside the mansion and Gambit was outside when he said that, and he had never previously met her, so there was no way he could have known who she was without having even seen her or even that she was a time traveler. (00:17:20)

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Sanctuary: Part 1 - S4-E6

Plot hole: Some of the footage Magneto is showing the delegates at the U.N. meeting includes footage Magneto could not possibly have had access to even if such footage existed, such as the X-Men having mission briefings in the War Room, the Morlocks living in the sewers or Warren Worthington emerging from being buried under several feet of snow at his secluded home in the mountains. (00:03:10 - 00:04:05)

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Sanctuary: Part 1 - S4-E6

Plot hole: There's no way Magneto could have heard the Genoshan delegate's comment about managing mutant powers as a resource. Magneto was outside of the building when he said it, and Magneto's powers do not include a superhuman sense of hearing. (00:02:05)

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One Man's Worth: Part 2 - S4-E2

Plot hole: Nimrod and Fitzroy could not possibly have footage of Xavier's assassination because they both traveled back to their own timeline before the bomb went off. (00:08:35)

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Nightcrawler - S3-E18

Plot hole: Nightcrawler spends a good amount of time trying to escape the angry mob on foot when he could simply teleport away from them. (00:02:00 - 00:02:40)

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Orphan's End - S3-E16

Plot hole: After Cyclops rescues Corsair from drowning, it takes him several moments to recognize him despite the fact that Corsair had previously kidnapped Cyclops and the two later fought side by side with the fate of the universe in the balance. (00:05:00)

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The Final Decision - S1-E13

Plot hole: Magneto states that he went to Washington, DC to witness Senator Kelly's assassination. But Magneto had no way of knowing about the assassination plot. Mystique was the one who was attempting to assassinate Kelly, and Apocalypse was the one who carried out the order. At this point in the show, Magneto had not worked with either Mystique or Apocalypse, and it's highly doubtful that Mystique would leak the plot, since it was supposed to be covert.

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Out of the Past (1) - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Wolverine first enters the sewers by ripping away a fence in the subway. When Jubilee and Gambit follow him, the fence is still intact. When they get closer it is torn again. Odd, really, because on the whole this show has few continuity errors, like self-mending clothes in other cartoons.

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Night of the Sentinels: Part 1 - S1-E1

Storm: Because I can control the weather, they call me "Storm."
Jubilee: At least your name makes sense. My name's Jubilee. I blow stuff up.
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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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Question: Does anyone know why Gambit was featured less and less in episodes as the show went on? He was one of the most popular characters in not just X-Men, but all of Marvel Comics around the time this series first aired, so unless it had something to do with his voice actor's contract, it seems odd they wouldn't have utilized him more.

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Answer: Chris Potter, the original Gambit voice actor, did indeed quit the role in the 4th season. His last episode was The Phalanx Covenant Part 1 so it seems reasonable that Fox would limit the use of the character even though it was recast. It doesn't appear that Potter left the role due to animosity, he stated in an interview that he wished to play Gambit in the first live action X-Men film.

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