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Top 6 Characters We Want To See In The X-Men TV Show

Holy crap, a live action X-Men TV show. Holyyyyyyyyyyy CRAP! I… I never thought I’d live to see the day. And no, Mutant X does not count. You know it doesn’t. Now, this show right now is only in NEGOTIATIONS for DEVELOPMENT! Which means it could very well never see the light of day. We have to prepare ourselves for possible disappointment. We shouldn’t get our hopes up.

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Oh, what the hell. YAAAAAAAY!!! Live action X-Men show! WHOOOOOOOO!!! Ohmygod, ohmygod what’s it going to be about? Who’s going to be in it? Will it be everything I’ve ever dreamed of? What characters are they going to use? Well, I can think of a few I’d like them to use!

DISCLAIMER! The following is my own opinion. Duh. I mean, the title of the article is “Top 6 Characters We Want To See In The X-Men TV Show”. It’s fairly obvious that it’s my opinion. It’s not even worth mentioning. I just like writing DISCLAIMER!

 

6. Dust

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I’ll admit, I don’t know much about this character. But when I was going through the list of all X-Men members (Good gravy, there’s a lot of ’em!), I found myself rather intrigued by her. Dust, a.k.a. Sooraya Qadir, is an Afghan who can transform her body into a sand like material. Oh and she’s a Sunni Muslim. Who wears a Niqāb. Yep.

Let’s face it, there’s a distinct lack of diversity in superhero television shows and movies. That needs to change. But frankly, I’d still be putting Dust on this list even if she was more WASP-y than every female Fox News anchor ever. Initially nervous and quiet, she’s since evolved into a badass, capable superhero. Plus, her sand powers can do a heck of a lot of damage. I think that’s reason enough, don’t you.

 

5. Forge

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He can create any machine he can think of. Anything. An-y-thing. If he has the parts, he can build it. He puts Donatello to shame (The ninja turtle, not the actual guy. Obviously.). Hell, sometimes he doesn’t even KNOW how he invents something. It’s all subconscious! I’d say he’s an ideal guy to have around.

Except… he kinda invented a device that can remove a mutant’s power… but he intended it to be used for good! Honest! And yes… it did lead to Storm’s powers getting wiped. But she got them back. Eventually. He’s really sorry about the whole thing. Point is, he’s a cool character we’ve never seen in the X-Men film franchise, that would be useful to any team.

 

4. Siryn

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You might remember seeing this shrieking Irish lass in X2, shortly before she was shot in the throat with a tranquiliser dart. But long time comic fans know her as Theresa Rourke, the daughter of Sean Cassidy a.k.a. Banshee. Of course, if we’re going with X-Men film canon that might have to be changed. Maybe make her his granddaughter or something.

I tell you, this character has been in the wars. She’s had an on again off again relationship with Deadpool (I know, can you imagine?), had her throat slashed which rendered her temporarily mute, battled her own alcoholism and was raised by her super villain uncle, Black Tom Cassidy. Clearly, she needs a break. Like say… being a character on a live action X-Men show?

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Scott Meridew