They are mutants, genetically gifted human beings - the world's newest and most persecuted minority group. Amidst an increasing climate of fear and bigotry, one enlightened individual, Professor Charles Xavier, has created a safe haven for some of these powerful outcasts. The mutants here are taught to harness their unique abilities for the betterment of the human race. They fight against hostile Government agencies and mutant supremacist Magneto, and his factions, which seek to destroy the human race.
Here's a list of the team members, and their mutant powers:
Team leader. Stores solar energy for discharge as powerful force beams fire from his eyes.
Founder of the X-Men. Telepathic abilities. Can read minds and project thoughts.
Able to move objects with telekinetic energy. Limited telepathic abilities.
Can charge objects with explosive charges of kinetic energy. Costume is body armor.
Ability to control and manipulate the forces of nature.
Extraordinary agility and superhuman strength.
Has ability to absorb energy from other living beings, also has power of flight and is indestructible.
Heightened senses and accelerated healing ability. Implanted indestructible adamantium skeleton and claws.
Pyrotechnics akin to fireworks.
X-Men originally aired on the Fox Kids Network, the Monday-Saturday children's programming block of the Fox Network. After finishing its run, repeats aired in syndication in the Fall of 1997, then on the UPN Kids block in the Fall of 1998. A return to Fox Kids came in the Summer of 2000, in time for the X-Men feature film. In late 2001, Disney bought Saban Entertainment and gained ownership of this show, along with many others. As such, X-Men has since aired on ABC Family and Toon Disney's JETIX block.