Season 5 Episode 13


Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Sep 13, 1997 on FOX
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Episode Summary


The origin of Mr. Sinister.

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    Lenore Zann

    Lenore Zann


    Catherine Disher

    Catherine Disher

    Jean Grey/Phoenix

    Cedric Smith

    Cedric Smith

    Professor X/Charles Xavier

    George Buza

    George Buza

    Beast/Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy

    Norm Spencer

    Norm Spencer

    Cyclops/Scott Summers

    Tony Daniels

    Tony Daniels

    Gambit/Remy LeBeau (1996-1997)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Professor X is the only main character to appear but he does not speak (although his ancestor does, and is voiced by the same person). This makes the only episode of the series where none of the main characters speak and no actual X-Men appear, just the leader.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jack: I got the samples you wanted Dr. Essex.
        Sinister: Jack you fool! I told you I wanted this one alive. I gave you life Jack, do you doubt I could undo my own creation?
        Jack: Sorry...Dr. Essex.
        Sinister: Essex is no more! From this day forward you shall address me as Mr. Sinister!

      • Dr. Essex: I am no longer a doctor James. Tell me, do they speak of me still at the royal society?
        Dr. James: Indeed. They speak of 'sinister' experiments you are rumored to perform.
        Dr. Essex: 'Sinister'...I'll have to remember that when queen Victoria knights me.

    • NOTES (3)

      • In the comics Apocalypse made Sinister, in the cartoon it made it seem like Nathaniel made himself into a mutant.

      • Nathaniel Essex had a captive named Daniel, who was freed by a time-traveling Scott & Jean. When he arrived in New York, he took the name Summers to honor his liberators, raising the possibility that Scott freed his own ancestor.

      • Rebecca Gray sounds as though she was voiced by Catherine Disher.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Sinister: Jack you fool! I told you I wanted this one alive.

        This is an allusion to Jack the Ripper, whom we see at the beggining terrorizing a women and being chased by police. Throughout the episode, they are trying to discover who is responsible for all the terrorizing this man has done, which Xavier suspects is Dr. Essex (Mister Sinister). Like in real life, they never discovered who Jack the Ripper was, and indeed, he was known for terrorizing women.