I have only seen a few episodes of the cartoon "X-Men: Evolution" on YouTube, and it seems that the story arcs are all mixed together.

I saw a bit of a story arc involving Apocalypse in which he causes Magneto to destroy a spider which was a guardian to prevent his release. I also just saw season 4 episode 1 on YouTube in which Apocalypse seems to kill Magneto (and Mystique).

Does anyone know all the episodes that make up this story arc?

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    This seems like quite a simple question that might be found by some quick internet searching; how much did you look into this before posting?
    – AncientSwordRage
    Dec 11, 2013 at 23:58
  • @Pureferret i was able to find the last episode with little searching, but i cant find a list of all the episodes (im missing at least 2). Dec 12, 2013 at 0:09
  • Are you trying to find an episode list (as in a plain text description of each episode) or a place to watch these?
    – AncientSwordRage
    Dec 12, 2013 at 0:11
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    I am fan of the series and its far better then any other animated or live action work on X-men in my personal opinion. For understating Apocalypse story arc, its advisable to watch full series because its all connected brick to brick. And the series story is different with films and comics story so merging them will be completely wrong for understating. Dec 12, 2013 at 11:27
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    @tryingToGetProgrammingStraight i know your point but the series is all connected, for better understanding, watching it full is appropriate. Dec 12, 2013 at 14:37

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The last two episodes of Season 4 cover the actual story arc itself. If you're looking for footage of Apocalypse fighting the X-men, that's where you'll find it.

However, Evolution did drop a lot of build-up leading up to the actual story. The setup occurred in the season finale of the previous season, Season 3, which of course is resolving several previous episodes worth of build-up. It's generally a good idea to watch the series in order, start to finish; at 52 episodes, it's a bit of a time investment, but not nearly as much as some other shows. That will give you the whole, complete plot of the show, which differs in some major areas from the relevant comics and other adaptations.


Here's an Episode List (also from Wiki) and Stan is correct in pointing out they are streaming on Netflix. But to answer your questions about the Apocalypse story arc and how "the story arcs all mixed together," it's actually a really well executed and interesting arc (elements of which subtlety connect back to prior seasons).

What was good about Evolution is, like the comics, there are a lot of slow burn arcs. The one leading up to Apocalypse does start way back but the episodes to watch are:

  • S02 E12 "Mindbender" First appearance of Mesmero - Foreshadowing of Apocalypse and opening his first gate.

  • S03 E09 "Under Lock & Key" Magneto finds out about the three keys that can free Apocalypse.

  • S03 E12 "Dark Horizon – Part 1" Mesmero wants Rogue to give all of her stolen abilities to Apocalypse to awaken him.

  • S03 E13 "Dark Horizon – Part 2" The X-Men, Brotherhood, and Acolytes track Apocalypse to Egypt.

  • S04 E01 "Impact" A Mayan pyramid takes on a technological appearance and an impenetrable force shield surrounds it... meaning Apocalypse-tech.

  • S04 E05 "Uprising" Foreshadow events in Apocalypse finale- Nick Fury of SHIELD orders new improved Sentinels.

  • S04 E08 "Ascension – Part 1" The Big Battle with Apocalypse and his horsemen

  • S04 E09 "Ascension – Part 2" Finale

It all makes even more sense if you watch the entire series arc from beginning to end because you'll see the small clues here-and-there of how things will go... Enjoy!


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