X-Men: The Animated Series might seem impossible now with Marvel being the powerhouse that it is, but back in the ’90s, no studio wanted to touch this cartoon. Thankfully, Fox finally took the plunge. It stood apart from the rest when the creators made a huge decision to write 13 episodes that told one long, serialized story, something most kids’ cartoons shied away from. Its diverse and dynamic characters, many at odds with each other, helped keep it interesting, and besides, they all had really cool powers. Also, if it weren’t for this cartoon, the X-Men film that came out years later likely wouldn’t have happened.