X-Men: Evolution

Season 1 Episode 13

The Cauldron (2)

Aired Saturday 9:30 AM May 12, 2001 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Magneto reveals his plans for the winners of his challenge -- to fully unlock their powers with a machine he has built. Back at the mansion, those left behind regroup, and decide to pay Magneto a little visit.

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  • yep seriously liked that stone magneto waz holdin!!dude yeah...a gr8 show it waz. kinda unhappy logan had to lose the battle but neways without em the team was goin down!!!! =) (still with the help of others like mystique n shadow)moreless

    the prof said thou that the radiation might can cause a mental affection towards magneto's team but cyke and havok both didn't realli had anythin much though attacked the x-jet wid logan and others.. cyke was disappointed hearin that he choose the wrong side and hearin to jean that she wasn't happy too. nice change in mr.creed and which made em superior than the rest but i was still confuzed a bit how couldn't he fight storms whirlwind(though strom is cool n strong it dosen't makes wht sabertooth bcame after the radiation)! liked it!!! ! ! . .!moreless
  • one of the best from the 1st season...

    well the xmen finaly meet magneto and of course he is up to no good... he has made a matchene that makes whoever go into it a super mutant (basicly enhancing their powers)but of course it has its side effects... there are alot of fights between the mutants who try to prove themselvs worthy of entering the watchene and cyclops and his brother havok becomes super mutants and kick some ass so overall a good episodemoreless
  • First season finale.

    The first season of X-Men Evolution ends with this action packed episode.

    Magneto's "cauldron" uses the powers of the Cytorakk (if that's how you spell it) gemstones to enhance mutant abilities; the very same gemstone that turned Cain Marko into the Juggernaut.

    At the end of the episode, Mystique still possessess her enhanced powers, yet Scott and Alex come back to normal. Isn't it kind of weird.
  • Magneto: The visionary Okay, so he's not a mad terrorist in the series .. good.

    This episode is definitely a great one for the Magneto fans. Magneto has been seen in the shadows in the past episodes, and was shown to be an important character.

    However,it wasn't until the end of the first season that the audience could finally see Magneto, and where he actually stood in the X-Universe. It's great that he's shown as a visinary on the move, rather than a mad terrorist on the mission of distruction.

    His plan makes sense, and he proves to be a formidable nemesise .... Good!

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Eric "Magneto" Magnus Lehnsherr

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Scott "Cyclops" Summers

Venus Terzo

Venus Terzo

Jean Grey

Brad Swaile

Brad Swaile

Kurt "Nightcrawler" Wagner

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Kitty "Shadowcat" Pryde

Neil Denis

Neil Denis

Evan "Spyke" Daniels

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Xavier: (Scott) Mutants shouldn't be divided. But we didn't draw the line, Magneto did, and it's still there. You just crossed over it. (to Scott)

    • Magneto: (Just as Helicopter lands) Mystique! You never could take no as an answer!

    • Lance: (to Toad) Who's side are you on, anyway?
      Toad: The side that wins!

    • Toad: (while traveling to Asteroid M) You hear that metal straining? We're breaking up, I know it!
      Wolverine: Couldn't be, this crate's built without an ounce of metal
      Toad: Huh? that means we're flying in what? Cheap plastic... I need an airsick bag!!

    • Toad: (to Mystique) If you're still here, that means you're a loser too!
      Mystique: (grabbing him) Don't ever call me that!

  • NOTES (6)

    • After coming out of the chamber, Mystique has a new form that looks very much like her live-action counterpart in the X-Men movies.

    • This episode along with "Shadowed Past," "Grim Reminder" and "The Cauldron, Part 1" was released on the DVD X-Men Evolution: X-Posing The Truth.

    • Scott, Sabretooth, and Alex all return to normal while Mystique does not. The temporary changes could be due to overuse or being near the enhancer when it blew. Another possiblity is that enhancement doesn't last with 1 treatment; however, Mystique's shape-shifting powers may start returning her to the altered state as her new baseline, thus maintaining her alterations.

    • A flashback to Scott's plane crash is seen. In a small change from other versions, he and Alex both have their own chutes. This can explain both how they were separated (and therefore both thought they were the only survivor) and why Scott was in a coma for a month and had lasting brain damage, while Alex was relatively uninjured (also notice that they showed Scott's chute being damaged, and Alex's spared). The crash itself is not shown, leaving it open as to whether Christopher Summers became Corsair.

    • The Cyttorak gem Magneto uses in his enhancing chamber was the same one that turned Cain Marko into the Juggernaut in the comic books.

    • Kurt seems to have accepted that he's Mystique's son, since he calls her "Mother" when they meet at the Institute.