- Books, Literature, and Writing»
- Comics & Graphic Novels»
10 Worst X-Men Powers
Sorry for best fans out there but as I have read a lot of X-men comics, beast is the weakest X-men. I know his ape-like physical properties also gave him agility and strength but they were seldom used. He always stay on the lab and help Professor X create a plan to defeat the enemy. However, I love his character and how he acts as a disciplinarian to younger mutants. However, I'm really confused about his intellect because given he is an ape-man, he should not have too much IQ up on his sleeves. XD...Anyway, beast is a cool and lovable X-men but his powers suck but he can be handy if you plan to build your own computer. LOL
Do I need to explain why toad has the second place? Although his abilities are not that weak, he is useless in almost all cases. If he can hop and stick to walls like most frogs does, most X-men heroes can outrun and even beat him when it comes to jumping. He spits a saliva-like substance on his enemies eyes and that's it! Anyone can shake it off easily which makes it pretty useless. His tongue is a decent power but looking at other X-men characters, his tongue alone is not enough to match them. Imagine if he fights head on with wolverine. Goodbye long tongue? HAHAHA.
I know super strength is a pretty good power.However, blob don't have the speed and endurance. I look at his powers so weak because I can't help but compare him to Juggernaut. Let's say they both have equal strength. Juggernaut is an immortal, blob is just a plane wrestler. Juggernaut don't need to breathe or even eat, while blob needs both of them in large amounts. I know he can certainly beat a few X-men characters with his ugly powers but he is certainly one of the worst. By the way, he also reminds me of Rhino from the Spider-man series because he is pure strength with no brains at all.
Squidboy has a good heart and I really love his personality but sad to say, his powers are very limited. He can't directly control water which should have made his powers better. He can only swim really fast and communicate on marine creatures. These powers are definitely not enough for you to save someone from danger or fight super villains. Moreover, he is completely powerless in land and determining his weakness is pretty easy. Just grab and throw him out of the water and he's a goner. Despite being one of the weakest, I still love Squidboy. He loves nature specifically anything that lives on the sea.
Angel looks pretty good with those wings but definitely not strong. He can only fly and a small hit on his wings could impair his most priced ability leaving him useless. I know there are lots of angel fans out there but I prefer when he became Arcangel where his wings became steel. Although flight is such a handy power when it comes to transportation and avoiding enemies, I can't imagine it being used in battle. Remember that he don't have superhuman strength so flying and attacking the enemy from above is not a good idea especially if you are aiming for a giant like Juggernaut or one with superb agility like wolverine.
His wings made him look good but its not enough to make him effective both on defense and offense. In fact, it only gave enemies an idea about his weakness. Aim for his wings! HAHA
Gentle is a pretty good X-me character. He can increase his size and be bigger and stronger. Basically his powers came from the tattoos on his body. However, the only thing which made his powers suck so bad is that he can die if he choose to use them extensively. This limitation made him weak. Your powers should be the source of your confidence but risking your life just to use it is not a good idea. A superhero uses his power to protect himself and others so its pointless if he dies afterward. LOL
I know Cyclops is one of your favorites. However, despite being the team leader of our favorite X-men, I find his powers very useless. This is specifically evident if you place him between overpowered enemies like juggernaut, magneto and even Sabertooth. I can't forget how Juggernaut simply closed Cyclop's eyes with one hand and tosses him away. That episode really made me realize how ineffective Cyclops is when it comes to combat. He can't fly nor have super agility, strength or speed to cope with other mutants. There was also one seen in the X-men movie when Magneto snatched his eye gadget from him and trapped him to face Jean. He can't open his eyes because he will end up killing his lover. My only reaction was: "Why is the X-men leader so weak?". Nonetheless, he is a good team leader as he make sure everyone is safe and most importantly, he illustrates the true meaning of a real American soldier as he leaves no one behind. (Except on one occasion where he left Beast and Morph died as he ordered his teammates to retreat.)
If you are not an avid fan of the X-men series, you might not even know about Domino. Nonetheless, there is nothing so special about her because she is more like the lady version of The Punisher and her only power is to be lucky. Yes! That's it! This power can be very useful if you want to be rich. Imagine how much you can win in all sorts of gambling. LOL. Although he uses her power to shoot an enemy with her gun in incomparable accuracy, most mutant can dodge a bullet. There are even some who can take a missile and acts as if nothing happened after. Her power is cool but it's certainly not good for battle. You can't win a war just by pure luck.
Cypher is probably the WEAKEST of all X-men characters. I mean it. He don't have super strength, speed, or agility. He can't control the weather, fire, water, ice or any other element. He can't shoot rays from his eyes or hands. So what can this poor guy do? Pretty simple actually, he can talk and translate any kind of language even from out of our planet. I know you might be thinking that his power is very handy if Marsians decide to invade earth and we need an interpreter. However, pair him with Juggernaut or Wolverine on a one on one and you'll have a batter which will end in seconds. His power is definitely one of the worst ever!
Sage is a fortune teller. That's it. Although there were some episodes where she used some sort of cosmic powers, her powers certainly belong to the weakest. However, she is one of my favorite because I see myself on her character and she dresses pretty well too. Sad to say, her powers are not good enough to match with other X-men mutants. I really don't want her to be a part of this shameful list but we just can't deny the fact that she suck if we speak of powers. But no matter how much her power made her one of the weakest characters, I am still looking forward in seeing her more both in comics and cartoons.
If you find this hub interesting, you will definitely love this as well.