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The X-Men may be no more, but not on Marvel.com, as the Secret Cabal names their top ten Children of the Atom

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By Ben Morse Every week, a secret cabal of Marvel staffers gathers to discuss the best of the best when it comes to the House of Ideas. This week, with the X-Men disbanded in the wake of "Messiah CompleX," the Cabal looked back on over 40 years of X-citement to select their personal list of the ten mightiest mutants of Marvel. Note to Ed Brubaker: include these ten on your next roster and you should be set—though Cabal member RunawayJ wouldn't mind seeing a certain disco queen also make the cut. So get ready to learn who made the list and why, as well as their personal highlights as X-Men and where you can read more about them on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.
10. KITTY PRYDE First Appearance: X-MEN v1 #129 (1980) Find Out Her Deal… Here Why She Makes The List: Unquestionably, the dynamic of the X-Men shifted entirely when teenage whiz kid Kitty Pryde joined the team in the early '80s. The X-Men had long since moved away from their roots as one of the first teenage super hero teams, but dropping Kitty in among the adults led to charming and explosive results. Though Kitty has since blossomed into a young woman of considerable maturity and power, she remains the access point to the X-Men for countless readers. Finest Moment: Travelling to Japan to rescue her father from the Yakuza, Kitty falls under the mental domination of Ogun, Wolverine's evil former mentor, who plans to

use her as a living weapon against his one-time student. Not only does Kitty overcome Ogun's control with Wolverine's help, when presented with the opportunity to slay the man who dominated her, she declines, settling for besting him in combat and staying true to her own code of honor. (KITTY PRYDE & WOLVERINE #1-6) Spotlight Comic: UNCANNY X-MEN #143 In her first major test solo as an X-Man, Kitty confronts a N'Garai demon

9. EMMA FROST First Appearance: X-MEN v1 #129 (1980) Find Out Her Deal… Here Why She Makes The List: The X-Men's bad girl turned good (?), Emma Frost has turned heads since she first made the scene as the nefarious White Queen of the Hellfire Club. Though we've since learned Emma's motivations have never been as simple as pursuit of money or power, she remains unpredictable and you never know when her ice queen exterior may give way to something more sinister. However, as headmistress of the Xavier Institute and Cyclops' lover, Emma has also shown a softer side—one she'd prefer nobody ever see. Finest Moment: After months of treating X-23 like a leper and attempting to push the feral girl out of the Xavier Institute, Emma shows her true and ruthless colors when the assassin Kimura comes calling for Laura and the rest of the New X-Men.

The former White Queen wipes Kimura's recollection of her grandmother, the one saving grace in her otherwise torturous existence, from the killer's mind, and warns her never to come near her "kids" again or face the wrath of the mother hen from hell. (NEW X-MEN v2 #36) Spotlight Comic: EMMA FROST #1 Emma blossoms into a young woman and discovers her mutant powers, shaping her life for years to come

8. CABLE First Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #201 (1986) Find Out His Deal… Here Why He Makes The List: Undoubtedly one of the more complicated mutants in the X-Men Universe, Nathan Christopher Summers has come a long way since his early days. Initially a mysterious and embittered soldier from the future, Cable gained more depth as he formed a parental fond with his X-Force soldiers and later learned of his own parentage as the son of Cyclops. Now with a child of his own to look out for following "Messiah CompleX," Cable's journey becomes even more dangerous—and more crucial to the future of mutantkind. Finest Moment: At the climax of "X-Cutioner's Song," Stryfe stood poised for victory, having shredded Cable to bits, knocked Havok out of the equation, and

was preparing to snuff out Cyclops and Jean Grey once and for all. Despite Stryfe's taunts of him being merely an imperfection, Cable found the resolve to launch himself at his evil twin with his last ounce of strength and detonate a time warp to send them plunging into limbo, saving the life of his father and surrogate mother. (X-FORCE v1 #18) Spotlight Comic: CABLE & DEADPOOL #10 Intent on making his island home of Providence a safe haven for the world, Cable stares down the X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D. and even the Silver Surfer

7. COLOSSUS First Appearance: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 (1975) Find Out His Deal… Here Why He Makes The List: One of the strongest X-Men, Peter Rasputin stands out more as one of the gentlest with perhaps the kindest soul on the team. With instant charm as the simple farm boy come to the "real" world in order to do his duty, Colossus has weathered the tragedy of losing each member of his family, including his beloved younger sister Illyana, and emerged stronger each time, his heart as unbreakable as his steel skin. Finest Moment: From the moment the Legacy Virus claimed the life of his sister Illyana, Colossus vowed not to rest until he saw the disease

eradicated. When Beast discovered a cure, Peter Rasputin breathed a sigh of relief, until he learned it could only be operated if a mutant gave their life. In one of the most touching moments in X-Men history, Colossus uttered, "I'm coming snowflake," preparing to greet Illyana as he injected himself to save mutantkind at the cost of his own life. (UNCANNY X-MEN #390) Spotlight Comic: ASTONISHING X-MEN #5 Returning his apparent demise, Colossus rejoins the X-Men to battle his captor, Ord.

6. JEAN GREY First Appearance: X-MEN v1 #1 (1963) Find Out Her Deal… Here Why She Makes The List: Jean Grey's emotional struggle to conquer temptation and overcome the power of a god with her humanity lay at the center of "The Dark Phoenix Saga," to this day arguably the greatest X-Men story of all time. When she's not a star-devouring cosmic nightmare, Jean has been the soul of the team, the surrogate mother many turn to in time of crisis, making her a sentimental favorite for many fans.

Finest Moment: In the end, the X-Men couldn't stop Dark Phoenix, the Imperial Guard couldn't stop Dark Phoenix—only Jean Grey could stop Dark Phoenix. Recognizing that the situation had gotten beyond out of control and that the stakes were too high to keep playing games and waiting for a solution, Jean made the ultimate sacrifice, giving her own life to save the universe. Sure, she came back later, but she couldn't have known that at the time… (X-MEN v1 #137) Spotlight Comic: X-MEN v1 #101 Jean Grey becomes Phoenix for the first time.

5. PROFESSOR X First Appearance: X-MEN v1 #1 (1963) Find Out His Deal… Here Why He Makes The List: Well, without Charles Xavier there would be no X-Men, so that's a start. Xavier's dream of peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants provides the bedrock upon which the entire X-Men mythos takes place, but the man himself has been both an inspirational and divisive figure to his students and to readers. On one side the saintly father figure to a generation and on the other the man willing to endanger the lives of children in service of his dream, Professor X provides contrast and fuel for great stories.

Finest Moment: Returning after years in space to aid his students against the encompassing evil of the Shadow King, Xavier engages his opponent in psychic battle on the astral plane. Despite his oldest foe's considerable power, the Professor's willpower proved enough to save his "children," but not without cost: the mind of his son, Legion, whom the King inhabited, and Xavier's uses of his legs for the second time. (UNCANNY X-MEN #280) Spotlight Comic: X-MEN v1 #117 Charles Xavier encounters and battles his first evil mutant opponent—the Shadow King.

4. NIGHTCRAWLER First Appearance: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 (1975) Find Out His Deal… Here Why He Makes The List: The first truly inhuman in appearance mutant to join the X-Men, Kurt Wagner has long allowed writers and artists to further explore and expand the X-Men's roles as outsiders. However, far from a character consumed by doom and gloom, Nightcrawler's chivalry, flair for the dramatic and sense of humor have made him one of the most likable X-Men ever, a character you genuinely look forward to seeing leap into action. A study in extremes, Nightcrawler can bring a smile to your face or a tear to your eye.

Finest Moment: In horrific battle with none other Dracula, the X-Men fall one by one before the Lord of the Vampires until Nightcrawler remains. With his teammates lives and the souls of Storm and Kitty on the line, Nightcrawler knows his strength and speed won't be enough and turns to another weapon in his arsenal—his faith. The blue mutant's ardent belief in a higher power and greater good proves to be the monster's undoing. (X-MEN ANNUAL v1 #6) Spotlight Comic: NIGHTCRAWLER #1 Apart from the X-Men, Nightcrawler investigates the mystic, demonic side of the Marvel Universe.

3. STORM First Appearance: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 (1975) Find Out Her Deal… Here Why She Makes The List: From thief to goddess to warrior to queen, few X-Men have evolved over the years as much as Ororo Munroe. One of the strongest female and strongest black characters not just in the history of the X-Men but in all of comics, Storm's outer beauty and inner nobility have always transcended gender and race and contributed to her tremendous popularity. The X-Men experienced arguably their best years with Storm as team leader, in large

part due to the lady's depth of character and admirable fortitude. Finest Moment: After losing her powers, Storm had to prove to herself she still belonged on the X-Men—following that, she had to prove to her teammates that she deserved her spot. Challenging Cyclops to a duel for leadership, Storm relied on only her natural fighting skills and wits to outmaneuver and defeat the optic-blasting veteran. (UNCANNY X-MEN #201) Spotlight Comic: ORORO: BEFORE THE STORM #1 A tale from Storm's misguided childhood as a thief on the streets of Cairo.

2. CYCLOPS First Appearance: X-MEN v1 #1 (1963) Find Out His Deal… Here Why He Makes The List: From the beginning, Scott Summers has been the hardest working soldier in service to Professor X's dream of peace between mutants and humans, but his growth as a character and slowly but surely gained independence have made Cyclops an increasingly intriguing part of the X-Men mythos. His love affair with Jean Grey has provided some of the most endearing soap opera-esque comic yarns of the past 40 years and his current relationship with Emma Frost has revealed even more undiscovered facets of the once shy "Slim" Summers. Realizing that the survival of mutants as a race falls on his shoulders and that he may need to sacrifice his belief in the dream to ensure that preservation, Cyclops has become the X-Man to watch.

Finest Moment: Attempting to spoil Cyclops' wedding to Madelyne Prior, old X-Men foe Mastermind used his powers of illusion to make the rest of the mutants see their former leader as Dark Phoenix reborn, pitting him against his old teammates. Out of practice, outnumbered and up against the likes of Storm, Wolverine and Colossus to name a few, Cyclops uses his strategic mind to hold his own and rescue his bride from the villain's clutches. (UNCANNY X-MEN #175) Spotlight Comic: UNCANNY X-MEN #201 Cyclops duels Storm for leadership of the X-Men while his wife gives birth to their son

1. WOLVERINE First Appearance: INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #180 (1974) Find Out His Deal… Here Why He Makes The List: The obvious choice? Maybe, but for a reason, bub. A complex and layered character beyond his violent temper and fierce claws, Wolverine gave the X-Men the franchise character it lacked and opened the doors for new types of stories set from the Canadian wilderness to the streets of Madripoor and back alleys of Japan. Whether through his rivalry with Cyclops, close friendship with Nightcrawler, unrequited love for Jean Grey or mentoring of Kitty Pryde and Jubilee, Logan has enriched the characters around him through his relationships with them. The most popular X-Man of all time, we think Wolverine also lays legitimate claim to being the best there is at what he does.

Finest Moment: During the X-Men's first confrontation with the Hellfire Club, the villains managed to incapacitate every member of the team save for Wolverine, who licked his wounds in the Club's sub basement as he prepared to charge to the rescue. The subsequent scenes of Logan running roughshod through the Hellfire Club soldiers unfortunate enough to get in his way by legendary artist John Byrne have become quintessential portraits of indomitable spirit. (X-MEN v1 #133) Spotlight Comic: WOLVERINE #1 Logan's first solo adventure by legendary creators Chris Claremont and Frank Miller sees the Canadian beaten and battered on the streets of Japan.

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      KINGDEMONANGEL
      KINGDEMONANGEL

      1. Professor x / magneto

      2. Wolverine / x23

      3. Cyclops / Havok

      4. Jean gray / emma frost

      5. Gambit / rogue

      6. Colossus / kitty

      7. Strom / paylocke

      8. NightcrAWLER / beast

      9.iceman / aNgel

      10. Scarlet witch / mystique

      kat112088
      kat112088

      nightcrawler is my favorite x-man but even i agree jean grey should be in the top three at least..i think storm and jeans place should be switched and then id agree with the list..

      lozadjorge
      lozadjorge

      1 Professor X2 Cyclops3 Magneto4 Beast5 Wolverine6 Scarlet Witch7 Colossus8 Emma Frost9 Rogar10 CableBeat that list

      CapLivesOn
      CapLivesOn

      Hey, my #1 favorite X-Man made the cut so I'm happy. Go Fuzzy Elf!!

      spidey_man_101
      spidey_man_101

      I think cable and emma frost on the list are wrong, and so is jean being behind storm and nightcrawler. She has had a lot of impact, and she should be higher. i think beast should also be on the list, as well as angel or iceman.

      Gwion
      Gwion

      [quote@KiplingKat My list:1. Cyclops. He is the first X-Man, in some ways he is the X-Men, his fate inextricably entwined with Xavier's dream. Until very recent events (screw you Carey), he held Xavier's ideals more to heart than Xavier did.2. Beast. Also someone who has held fast to the dream and one of the very few X-Men who has actually left the team to work with other, creating a positive image of mutants in the public eye. Plus do you know anyone who could come up with the cure for the Legacy virus while hanging upside down, reading Faust, eating Twinkies, and beating off supervillains? Hank is the Man.3. Jean Grey. So inherently good, she can get a sun devouring cosmic being to commit suicide just by the virtue of her own personality.4. Nightcrawler. Again, someone who has held faster to Xavier's ideals than even Xavier himself.5. Colossus. Despite Pete's understandable lapse in judgment, leading him to join the Acolytes, following the death of his family, he never lifted his hand against the X-Men, gently kept the Acolytes in Check during Magneto "absence" and eventually found his way back home to sacrifice himself for the survival of thousands.6. Cannonball. A commitment to the dream with upstanding morals despite it costing him almost as much as it has cost Colossus.7. Xavier himself, because despite all his mistakes, he did found them and taught the X-Men better morals than even he possessed8. Kitty Pryde. Someone else who has held fast the dream while kicking tail and taking names.9. Banshee. Undervalued by just about everyone, another X-Men who held to the dream and doing the right thing, who was an emotionally strong man, a wise council, who would give his all in a fight.10. Storm. Despite all her mistakes, and she has had some whoppers, she also has shown greater commitment to the dream than Charles has.I'm sorry, but putting Wolverine on that list is pure marketing, same as Iron Man being Marvels "Hero of 2007".[/quote] That's the list that should have been..... Wolverine being on the list is purely wrong....... :x-men:

      neling
      neling

      [quote@heatstroke2008 Am I the only one who does not like Kitty Pryde or Emma Frost? Why are they on the list when the Beast, Iceman, and the Angel aren't?[/quote] I have never liked Kitty much since she was so unfriendly to Kurt in her first appearances, but I tolerate her for his sake, lol! :razz: However, I'm fine with her on the list, as long as Kurt is higher on the list. :grin:

      heatstroke2008
      heatstroke2008

      Am I the only one who does not like Kitty Pryde or Emma Frost? Why are they on the list when the Beast, Iceman, and the Angel aren't?

      Zasamel
      Zasamel

      emmma needs to go but cable has been apart of the team in every major battle,exp phalanx,xcutioner's song,legion quest etc.for me his spot is justified he fought as hard and harder than some of the original's and he was the first leader and founder of xforce.whcih says alot .

      artiebillymac
      artiebillymac

      The list has some that shouldn't be there emma frost & cable as there has been longer served X-men then them .. .

      neling
      neling

      Excellent list!! Personally, I would have dropped Cable and Emma and put in Beast or Angel or Iceman. Other than that, it's a good list. I'm glad that Nightcrawler is, at least, number 4.

      micawber
      micawber

      [quote@KiplingKat I'm sorry, but putting Wolverine on that list is pure marketing, same as Iron Man being Marvels "Hero of 2007".[/quote] I disagree. Xavier's school is about second chances and about becoming all you can be. I think very few X-Men have taken that to heart like Logan. He has gone from being a borderline sosiopath to a deeply honourable hero and one of the most loyal X-Men. And unlike many of the others he wan't a impressionable kid when he joined. He was a grown man with a violent past and every reason to hate the World. The fact that he has such faith in the X-Men, speaks volumes for Xavier's team.[quote@aislamovic01 sorry but jean was the first x-men[/quote] Jean was Xavier's first student, but Cyclops was the first one to put on a uniform and go to battle.

      spyderpunk828
      spyderpunk828

      NO Rogue?!?after she led her own adjective-less team of x-menafter her self-lessness during the hecatomb (SP?) eventi confused?!@?

      Hunterfolklore
      Hunterfolklore

      well i'm a psylocke fan but i understand she's not in the list...but where the hell are rogue and gambit?and why on earth iceman is not in that list?!?!?

      tlp0708
      tlp0708

      As everyone else has already said, Emma doesn't deserve to be on that list. She's been an x-men for, what, six years? I share KipKat's sentiments; this is just marketing. But the whole list is just marketing, not just Wolverine's placement as #1.

      mac354
      mac354

      Rogue should have definately been on that list. I could have seen that one without Emma on there as well. The rest seemed okay to me. :rogue:

      Yogaflame
      Yogaflame

      I can't see the logic of putting Storm at the bottom of the list. She's lead the team just as much if not more than Cyclops and her contributions stand leaps and bounds above 3-9. Now I see how you reguard Ororo. Its no wonder you post as you do.

      KiplingKat
      KiplingKat

      My list:1. Cyclops. He is the first X-Man, in some ways he is the X-Men, his fate inextricably entwined with Xavier's dream. Until very recent events (screw you Carey), he held Xavier's ideals more to heart than Xavier did.2. Beast. Also someone who has held fast to the dream and one of the very few X-Men who has actually left the team to work with other, creating a positive image of mutants in the public eye. Plus do you know anyone who could come up with the cure for the Legacy virus while hanging upside down, reading Faust, eating Twinkies, and beating off supervillains? Hank is the Man.3. Jean Grey. So inherently good, she can get a sun devouring cosmic being to commit suicide just by the virtue of her own personality.4. Nightcrawler. Again, someone who has held faster to Xavier's ideals than even Xavier himself.5. Colossus. Despite Pete's understandable lapse in judgment, leading him to join the Acolytes, following the death of his family, he never lifted his hand against the X-Men, gently kept the Acolytes in Check during Magneto "absence" and eventually found his way back home to sacrifice himself for the survival of thousands.6. Cannonball. A commitment to the dream with upstanding morals despite it costing him almost as much as it has cost Colossus.7. Xavier himself, because despite all his mistakes, he did found them and taught the X-Men better morals than even he possessed8. Kitty Pryde. Someone else who has held fast the dream while kicking tail and taking names.9. Banshee. Undervalued by just about everyone, another X-Men who held to the dream and doing the right thing, who was an emotionally strong man, a wise council, who would give his all in a fight.10. Storm. Despite all her mistakes, and she has had some whoppers, she also has shown greater commitment to the dream than Charles has.I'm sorry, but putting Wolverine on that list is pure marketing, same as Iron Man being Marvels "Hero of 2007".

      ExodusCloak
      ExodusCloak

      Hmm...for me Cable's the only iffy character on the list. I think the other character places can be justified although I'm not really sure what Colossus and Nightcrawler have done in the last 30 years that would place them so high on the list. I'll just presume the criteria for someone to make the list means that the character has to actually do something and take an active role rather then be shuffled across books. Otherwise characters like Iceman and Angel should have made it.So presuming that we're choosing characters who have actually taken an active role and done something and are not being picked for sentimental value.My List:1. Wolverine2. Cyclops3. Storm4. Professor X5. Phoenix6. Beast7. Emma Frost8. Rogue9. Shadowcat10.Nightcrawler/Colossus/Iceman shared spot

      Sarah1
      Sarah1

      [quote:3e1d7f242d="Ben Morse"]The most common response from across the web: lose Emma and Cable for Rogue and Beast.Hey, the Cabal ain't perfect...;-)[/quote] Who is? :)It looks like there is also a fair bit of noise on this board that the list also should have lost Colossus for Gambit. I'll add that I would agree with all three of those changes. Cable, Emma and Colossus shouldn't be on the list in my opinion. Their contributions to the X-Men as a franchise don't stand up to the other three even if Marvel is are going to throw out Emma in the next cartoon as it has not happened yet. Gambit's contribution of bringing in fans alone from XTAS out weighs the other three. I can't list the number of other fans that told me they started actually reading X-Men because of XTAS and many because of Gambit.

      Sporktacular
      Sporktacular

      Gambit and beast def shoulda made this list. I was glad to see nightcrawler up so high though.

      Ben_Morse
      Ben_Morse

      The most common response from across the web: lose Emma and Cable for Rogue and Beast.Hey, the Cabal ain't perfect...;-)

      intensity
      intensity

      I'm glad that Kitty and Colossus made the list... but if it were up to me, I'd have Jubilee, Gambit, and Rogue added in there. :)

      jeanp
      jeanp

      I have to agree. Emma and Colossus on the list are insulting and Cable has barely been an X-Man. This looks like all the characters Marvel is planning on using this next year. The others - while I might not agree with placement at least make some sense. First Cable I find a bit questionable as I would have placed Beast over him but Beast hasn't done much as member as he did as an Avenger but it's still more than Cable. However, Rogue absolutely deserves Emma's spot for being the first "villain" character EVER turned good in X-Men, it was done better than Emma's story, and she's been far more active in all those years. Rogue joining lead the way and changed the books for characters like Emma to even have been considered. Just because Marvel loves Emma and is stuffing her down our throats since Morrision slobbered all over her does not make her one of the top 10 X-Men. The only way I can see Emma on this list is for adding "she who sleeps her way to the top" to the X-Men in place of Cable adding "insufferable know-it-all from the future". While Colossus has been around for ages, he like Iceman has just been one of the "body of the team" characters who has never really had a major impact. I mean come on - his spotlight was coming back from the dead. Sure he sacrificed himself for Legacy but I hardly thought that was well done at al - Jean did it ten times better in Dark Phoenix. Sadly similar can be said with Beast and Beast is my favorite character ever but I'm not blinded by that. I would have taken Magneto over both characters but then I don't think of Magneto as an X-Man much like I think Cable isn't. Given thatGambit would most certainly have been a better choice than all of those and that's whether you like him or not. These are suppose to be the top ten X-Men not a few people's ten favorite X-Men (and you'd basically said that what the staff did not look at each character's impact on the books). It should have been looking at the impact each character made on the books and team. Kitty may be pretty lame to me but I definitely agree when she joined she did change the dynamic of the X-Men and she deserves a spot on the list for that. Gambit's joining and his early years sparked a rise in female fans and his stories spoke to many people (just look at fan fiction if you don't believe me. He's one of the most written about X-Men) That's what it should take to be one of the top ten not because they've been around forever (ie just being an original X-Men is not enough) or because they are Marvel's pet characters of the month (Scott and Emma) Scott earned the spot earlier. Emma has not.

      katsku
      katsku member

      What's dis all bout? Why Remy not make de list? Dey must be jokin', mes amis.And where's Rogue? Surely she deserves a place here rather than Cable or Emma? Well, Emma I'm willing to debate, but Cable is just plain annoying. Get rid of him and put Gambit in, and it's a good list.

      MizMelanie09
      MizMelanie09

      What?!?!?!No Rogue?No Gambit?....they deserve to be on that list!

      patrickjack
      patrickjack

      I agree with the others, Emma and Cable do not belong on this list. The rest of the characters on this list are all 'veterans' that were made great during the legendary Claremont run in the 80's. Though I am not a big :rogue: fan, I think she should be on the list too. The 10th X-man on this list should be :beast:, because of his service to the team as scientist and doctor.

      patrickjack
      patrickjack

      [quote@dguzina no gambit? but how? everyone likes the ragin' cajun :gambit:[/quote] You are mistaken. Some of us do not like, have never liked and will never like this overhyped shallow and boring character.

      built4spd
      built4spd

      If you notice all the man stealing hoes made the list....HAHAHA!(ROGUE)..."Kitty! You got 3 seconds to go intangible.(KITTY)...."Rogue, this isn't what it..."(ROGUE)..."THREE!" @@WHAM@@

      hulail
      hulail

      why is emma frost on the list??...no iceman,beast,gambit,havok or rogue but we're stuck with emma freakin' frost!!in all the years she's been shoved down our throats,she didn't provide a single memorable moment ...and now we have to accept that she's better than the ones left out of the list???that's just wrong

      Slung
      Slung

      Why is Jean under Kurt??? Why is Emma and Cable on this list? Where is Beast and Rogue?List should be:Wolverine (if he must be first - I'd put Storm or Cyclops in the #1 spot)CyclopsStormJeanXavierNightcrawlerBeastRogueKittyColossus

      mannyb
      mannyb

      This is a pretty good list. I'm glad to see that Kitty made the list, and Nightcrawler at #4, heck yeah! I can't believe that Iceman and Archangel didn't make the list. They are both original members and were part of other superhero teams. Oh well, I'm happy with the list.

      locke54
      locke54

      I'm appalled at this list.

      Ben_Morse
      Ben_Morse

      Here's a little "backstage" tidbit for you guys...Colossus almost didn't make the list, but for a last second plea from Agent M, who convinced the rest of the Cabal that not only did he belong on the list, but above Kitty and Emma to boot.The X-Man that almost made the list instead of Colossus? :magneto:

      cnk0802
      cnk0802

      Awsome, Colossus made the list. I've always believed that he is one of the, if not THE, most underrated x-men. It's a good list but I've got to wonder where others like Iceman, Beast, Gambit, are ranked.

      swordofsutekh
      swordofsutekh

      This is a fairly solid list, but I'm kind of surprised Emma Frost makes the cut over X-Men originals Angel, Beast, and Iceman.

      dguzina
      dguzina

      no gambit? but how? everyone likes the ragin' cajun :gambit:

      Nova1
      Nova1

      damn, no havok :lol:i am not surprised....