X-Men: Evolution was perhaps, the best animated portrayal of the X-Men to date. The effects all seemed real (as real as a cartoon can be), and the plot for the show was superb. Towards the end of the third season, however, the show started to lose its luster. Several of the fourth season episodes lacked in plot and interest. But by the end, with the series finale, the show pulled itself back up. The ending was good, because, even though Apocalypse was destroyed, new doors had been opened for them to become real heroes, as they do in the comics. All in all X-Men: Evolution was a superb show.