Which X-Men series should I introduce to my stepdaughter?

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Which X-Men series should I introduce to my stepdaughter?

  1. X-Men the Animated Series

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  2. X-Men: Evolution

    31.9%
  3. Pryde of the X-Men

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  4. Wolverine and the X-Men

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  5. X-Men, X2 and The Last Stand movies

    2.1%
  1. ORIO

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    Recently I left my Marvel Universe X-Men figures out and now my step daughter is super curious about them.

    "Who is that?"

    "What can he/she do?"

    "Is it a cartoon or movie?"

    Now, Transformers hasn't gone over well with her but the X-Men has her curious. I showed her a couple of episodes of X-Men Evolution and she seemed to like it. But which would be the best series in your opinion? All are available on DVD now (except for that damn 4th season of X-Men Evo!) so which should I show her?

    The 90's Animated Series?

    X-Men: Evolution

    The singular episode of "Pryde of the X-Men"?

    Or Wolverine and the X-Men?

    I'm leaning towards the last one since the complete series comes out on Tuesday.
     
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    The Nineties series.
     
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    TAS, Evolution, or Wolverine and the X-Men are all good picks. I'd start with TAS
     
  4. Murasame

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    None of them. Just strap her down and force her to read Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men. XD :D 

    But if anything, '90s X-Men.

    Wolverine is pretty good too.
     
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    If she's interested in Evolution, then that's the best jump on point. If she's a bit older though, then Wolverine and the X-Men might work as well.
     
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    I would say Animated or Evolution mainly b/c there's more episodes then the others. Wolverine and the X-Men is good as I've seen the entire first season and it was good but the second season is up in the air so not sure 20-25 episodes would be enough to show.
     
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    I'd say Evolution, and not just because IMO it's the highest quality. First off, if she's a kid or teen she'll probably relate to it more. And secondly, it takes a more basic, slow approach to introducing characters than throwing oodles and oodles of them at you every couple episodes.

    Also, the fourth season of Evo can be found easily in high-quality on Youtube or Itunes.
     
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    I second Evolution or Wolverine and the X-men. Evolution is better but getting for home viewing is tricky these days.
     
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    I'd say the animated series. It's got ongoing continuity, but enough episodic bits so it's easy to jump in-and-out of. Evolution and Wolverine are okay, but get overly complicated for their own good more often than not.
     
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    You can say the same about the 90's series.
     
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    For your daughter I'd go with Evolution.


    Don't get me wrong I love the 90's series also but i'd go with Evolution. She'll probably releate with them a lot better. Also because David Kaye is Proffesor X.....yessssssss.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I like Steve Blum, but Scott McNeil is always the "definitive Wolverine" voice I hear when I'm reading the character say something in comics. No one-- NO ONE-- can snarl like that man can.
     
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    why not, just all the above? lol
     
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    As much as I enjoyed the 90's Animated series, it felt like it was lacking something for some reason. I could never put my finger on as to what that was. I prefer X-Men Evolution quite a bit more. Disney XD plays them both, and even now, I prefer X-Men Evolution over the Animated Series. Can't go wrong with either though, as both are very good.

    Evolution seems more natural to me. With the 90's series, it was very formal and rigid with how characters spoke to one another. Evolution seems more natural with how students talk (even adults), the pressures of school, social life, love, friendship, and learning to work with others and forgiveness. The 90's series was great, and mainly focused on how hard the world was towards mutants. Evolution seems to expand on that and also address how hard it is just to be part of the world and fitting in as people too.
     
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    This. Evolution might be a better choice if for nothing else but the characters being younger. I dont recall how old your daughter is, or if you said, but it might be easier for her to identify with the characters, the setting, etc.

    The 90's series, while great, only has so much of a continuing story. It might not hold her attention as much as something with overarcing plots might. But that's just what I look for in a show.

    Agreed entirely. Steve Blum is amazing, but he just doesnt sound like Wolverine to me. McNeil nailed it perfectly.
     
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    I really enjoyed Evo but they didn't capture even a fraction of the societal atmosphere of the 90s one.
     
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    90's one because Nightcrawler was in 2 episodes.
     
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    Evolution. Don't listen to these yahoo's. I bet they don't even like Andrew W.K.
     
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    Personally, I'd suggest Evolution as well, it starts off slower and on a smaller scale and grows over time. Plus, they keep it all on earth and don't start on the whole intergalactic/extra-dimensional aspects of the X-men (which I was never a big fan of to be honest).

    Though the 90s one was more "true to storylines", many times the original storylines just became too convoluted and abstract. While Evolution had it's convoluted moments as well, overall the story just remains more...grounded, and it's easier to follow even if you did miss a few episodes.
     

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