In celebration of #XMENDAY, we decided to rank the 25 greatest X-Men, from least to most powerful. From a master strategist and leader of the X-Men to their greatest adversary and occasion teammate, we’ve included them all!
In 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the world to the six founding members of the X-Men (Archangel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, and Professor X). Twelve years later, the popularity surrounding the superhero team had only gotten bigger, which led to Lee and Kirby to create twelve more mutants; among them, fan-favorites like Nightcrawler, Storm, and Wolverine.
So, without further ado, here are the 25 of the most greatest X-Men, ranked from least to most powerful. Enjoy!
Born during the Chernobyl disaster in the USSR, Peter Rasputin’s (Colossus) abilities manifested at a young age while saving his sister (Magik). Colossus has the ability to convert his entire body into organic steel of unknown origin, granting him superhuman strength, stamina, and near-invulnerability to bodily harm. It’s been said that Colossus is capable of withstanding temperatures as low as – 390°F and as hot as 9000°F. While in his armored state, despite having a solid-steel figure, Colossus’ endurance and speed are enhanced. As a matter of fact, as long as he stays in that state, he doesn’t even need to breathe! Crazy, right?
Shortly after learning of his abilities, Colossus was recruited by Professor X and brought to America. Xavier had no choice but to reach outside of the country in an attempt to recruit a team strong enough to save the original team from Krakoa (mutated-living island). Along with Colossus, the new X-Men introduced at this time consisted of Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Sunfire, Thunderbird, Banshee, and Strom.Marvel Comics