X-Men

Trivia: Chris Potter, who voiced Gambit, has said he always wanted to play Gambit in the films, stating that he looked like Gambit when he was younger. He was actually brought in to audition for the role of Cyclops for the first X-Men film, but thought to himself before the audition that he didn't want to play Cyclops and have to wear those "bad sunglasses."

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Trivia: In the comics, Pyro is Australian. In this show, he has a British accent.

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Trivia: When the show was in early stages of development, Saban Entertainment sold executive producer Stan Lee on the idea of the show's premise being a "mutant of the week" series, which would see Professor X and Cyclops as the only two main characters, and they would drive around in a van, accompanied by a dog, and search for different mutants every episode.

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Trivia: George Buza, who voiced Beast, never watched any episodes of this show until 2019, more than 20 years after the show ended. He finally decided to watch them at the insistence of Cal Dodd, who voiced Wolverine, because Buza was scheduled to be a guest at his first comic con, and decided he needed to have knowledge of the show, knowing that fans at conventions would be asking him questions about it.

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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.

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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)

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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: Following Disney's acquisition of Fox, the creators of this show pitched a revival, which would presumably stream on Disney+. It remains to be seen if anything comes of it. Producer Larry Houston has said he would come out of retirement specifically to work on this.

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Suggested correction: How is it trivia that a show has been pitched, but not produced or even confirmed?

This is a highly popular show and the creators have shown interest in a continuation of it. Just because it hasn't been confirmed doesn't mean people won't find the idea interesting.

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'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 1 - S2-E1

Trivia: During Cyclops and Jean Grey's wedding ceremony, a man can be seen standing next to Storm, and after the nuptials can be seen standing in the background after Rogue rejects Gambit's attempt to kiss her. According to the book "X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series," this character is intended to be Doctor Strange. The book also reveals that a character model was drawn for J. Jonah Jameson to be at wedding as well. However, he didn't make it into the episode. (00:02:55 - 00:04:09)

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A Deal with the Devil - S5-E3

Trivia: According to the book "Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series," this episode was originally conceived as an episode called "Bring Me Charles Xavier" (a reference to the film Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia), and would have been the 47th episode of the series overall. In addition to the return of Omega Red, it also would have seen the returns of Colossus and his little sister Ilyana, as well as Darkstar. The episode was written by showrunner Eric Lewald, and after being told numerous times by his colleagues that the script just didn't work, he reworked it into what became this episode. An image for the cast list of the unproduced episode is visible in the book "X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series."

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X-Ternally Yours - S2-E6

Trivia: According to the book "X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series," the character of the External didn't have a counterpart established in the comics for the show's creators to base her on by the time this episode went into production, so director Larry Houston designed her himself, choosing to portray her as a Creole woman. The character's comic counterpart ended up debuting around the same time this episode aired, in Gambit #1, where she is a blonde Caucasian woman named Candra.

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Captive Hearts - S1-E5

Trivia: The duel between Storm and Callisto for leadership of the Morlocks is taken from Uncanny X-Men #170, though there they duelled with knives instead of staves.

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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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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

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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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