10 X-Men Characters Writers Need To Stop Using

Some X-Men characters are overused, problematic, or flat out boring; find out which need to go!

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Marvel Comics

Marvel’s Merry Mutants have long been a fixture in the canon of the 616. Since Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the original team in the 1960s the X-Men have gone on countless adventures and in that time some characters have grown a bit… well, stale. Like a pack of airplane saltines, we continue to consume these characters despite the fact that they are overly dry and largely unwanted.

Whether it's because these characters are overused, problematic, or whatever else that keeps them from having that spark, writers should refrain from using certain characters any more than they have to.

He are 10 X-Men characters that writers need to stop using.

10. Wolverine

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Marvel Comics

Believe it ‘bub, the X-men’s most iconic mutant has been in more than his share of comic scraps over the years. But it might surprise you to know that, besides for Spider-Man, Wolverine has appeared in more issues of Marvel Comics than any other character in their superhero universe.

What makes that fact even more surprising is that while most iconic Marvel heroes trace their origins to the early 1960s, Wolverine didn’t debut until 1974!

Wolverine is a compelling character much of the time, but Marvel’s insistence on riding their cash cow into the ground has cheapened his value as a character. If Marvel keeps pushing him he will go from beloved, yet oversaturated icon to annoying, one-dimensional whipping boy.

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