10 Most Inappropriate X-Men Storylines
You ever seen a superhero lay an egg?
With the X-Men comics having been going longer than most of its fans, there's bound to be some moments in their history that leave you wondering what on Earth the creative team behind them were thinking.
Between accidentally hilarious storylines, entirely cringey love stories and just a sprinkling of absolutely mad new characters, some X-Men moments manage to take what could have been a fairly normal comic, and instead give you one of the weirdest experiences of your life. They often come out of nowhere, too, in the middle of an otherwise totally conventional series, providing you a surprise shot of confusion where you'd least expect it.
As much as these storylines often leave you feeling they shouldn't have been made, you also can't help but enjoy them, as seeing Quicksilver fall in love with his sister - or watching Nightcrawler become the Pope - is so strange that you just can't look away.
They may not be literary classics, sure, but they are entertaining - even if it's only because some stories try and suggest that things like incest are totally okay.
10. Ugly John - New X-Men #114
Ugly John appears in precisely two comics - New X-Men #114 and #115 respectively - and is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the saddest comic characters in existence, birthed into a world truly set against him.
In an upsetting twist, Ugly John is actually the character's superhero alias, as his real name is Steve. Why would his superhero name be an insult? Well, Steve's power is that he has three faces, and apparently, each one is equally and uniquely ugly.
That's his entire superpower.
While it is kind of funny to have such a useless ability in a universe where people get to control half the world with their powers, it is also kind of sad, as luck essentially set the world against Ugly John from the start.
He doesn't even get a cool death, as in his final issue he is injured by Wild Sentinels and then put down by Cyclops when his injuries are too bad - meaning his coolest moment is just the mutant equivalent of Old Yeller.