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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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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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Nightcrawler - S3-E18

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

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Weapon X, Lies, and Video Tape - S3-E19

Trivia: During Wolverine and Sabretooth's first joint flashback, they are shown stealing a device from Omega Red labeled "C-Synt." This is short for Carbonadium Synthesizer, which in the comics is capable of damaging Wolverine's healing factor as well as protecting Omega Red from his own "death factor." (00:08:00)

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Weapon X, Lies, and Video Tape - S3-E19

Trivia: The title for this episode is a reference to the film "Sex, Lies, and Videotape."

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The Juggernaut Returns - S3-E17

Trivia: During the flashback when young Xavier is reading young Cain's mind, a Captain America figurine can be seen on Cain's shelf. (00:16:45)

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Cold Comfort - S3-E15

Trivia: The shot of the newspaper that Lorna shows to Iceman shows that the newspaper is the Daily Bugle, which is the place of employment for Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man. The editorial on the front page is said to be written by Spidey's boss, J. Jonah Jameson. (00:10:30)

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The Dark Phoenix (4): The Fate of the Phoenix - S3-E14

Trivia: After his hoverchair was destroyed by the Dark Phoenix in the previous episode, Professor X is provided with a new one in the Shi'ar starship. In the comics, Professor X's hoverchair was actually created using Shi'ar technology. (00:04:15)

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The Dark Phoenix (4): The Fate of the Phoenix - S3-E14

Trivia: One of the aliens seen during the montage of the Phoenix's destruction of a star system is the Super Skrull, who is primarily an enemy of the Fantastic 4 in the comic books. (00:03:35)

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The Dark Phoenix (3): The Dark Phoenix - S3-E13

Trivia: At around the 7 minute mark of this episode, Doctor Strange, Thor and Uatu the Watcher make brief cameo appearances. A few moments later when the Dark Phoenix is flying through space, the entity known as Eternity also makes a cameo appearance. (00:07:00)

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

Trivia: When the waiter is on the phone, he asks where his Chateau Calamari 59 is. This is a reference to Joseph Calamari, who has been Executive Vice President at Marvel Comics since 1986 and was also an executive producer on this show. (00:07:15)

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

Trivia: Wolverine's speech about his claws to intimidate the guard is a reference to Clint Eastwood's famous "Do you feel lucky, punk?" speech from the film "Dirty Harry." (00:05:20)

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Savage Land, Strange Heart (1) - S3-E8

Trivia: In the establishing shot of New York City, there is a banner advertising the New York City Comic Con with the tagline "'Nuff Said!" "'Nuff Said!" is one of the catchphrases of X-Men co-creator Stan Lee. (00:04:40)

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The Phoenix Saga (5): Child of Light - S3-E7

Trivia: Fellow Marvel Superheroes War Machine and Spider-Man make brief cameos during the montage of catastrophic events around Earth, although all you see of Spider-Man is his shadow and then his left hand when he shoots a web. (00:11:45)

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The Phoenix Saga (4): The Starjammers - S3-E6

Trivia: Marvel Superheroes Captain Britain and Doctor Strange make brief cameo appearances when Phoenix departs the Earth with the X-Men. (00:04:50)

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The Phoenix Saga (3): Cry of the Banshee - S3-E5

Trivia: This episode depicts Banshee and Black Tom Cassidy as brothers. In the comics, they are actually cousins.

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The Phoenix Saga (2): The Dark Shroud - S3-E4

Trivia: Beast can be seen wearing a Howard the Duck T-shirt in this episode.

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Out of the Past (1) - S3-E1

Trivia: Lady Deathstrike's outfit had to be slightly modified due to censorship issues. In the show she is wearing a white shirt under her vest. In the comics, the white shirt is not there, revealing a lot of cleavage. Obviously not acceptable for a kids' Saturday morning cartoon show.

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Out of the Past (1) - S3-E1

Trivia: The basketball game between Gambit and Wolverine was inspired by X-Men, Volume 2 #4 which depicted a game of basketball featuring Gambit and Jubilee vs. Wolverine and Rogue (which Gambit dominated). Wolverine and Gambit's game attire is even the same they were wearing in the comic.

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