Season 4 Episode 5

Proteus (2)

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Oct 07, 1995 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Tracking down his father, who is now a candidate for Secretary of State, Proteus continues threatening lives with his uncontrolable powers. It's up to Professor X alone to try to stop the boy who brought even Wolverine to his knees.

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Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann


Cedric Smith

Cedric Smith

Professor X/Charles Xavier

George Buza

George Buza

Beast/Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy

Cal Dodd

Cal Dodd

Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett

Stuart Stone

Stuart Stone


Guest Star

Jeremy Ratchford

Jeremy Ratchford

Banshee/Sean Cassidy

Recurring Role

Lally Cadeau

Lally Cadeau

Dr. Moira MacTaggert

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (12)

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (6)

    • Animation Company: AKOM Productions.

    • The same day this episode debuted, the Spider-Man episode "Mutants' Revenge" premiered, guest-starring the X-Men, and the entire current voice cast for them.

    • Loosely based on The Uncanny X-Men #128 (Dec 1979; which had a far unhappier ending for Kevin & Joe MacTaggert).

    • The version airing in some markets, such as TeleToon in Canada, has several differences from the one which debuted in the US (unlike part 1, where the differences were improvements, these are all indications of this version being an unfinished edition). They include:
      - The recap has different angles. Some differences in the scenes, dialogue, and music.
      - Font, "Proteus Part II" instead of "Proteus, Part II".
      - Larry Houston is listed for "produced and directed by" instead of "producer and director".
      - "Ye don't understand maeve" is cut.
      - The home campaign poster pan-up to see the top shows a differently colored poster (wife is brunette, all sketchy).
      - Book cover isn't blurred.
      - A shot of Proteus isn't intercut with Wolverine opening the door.
      - Proteus doesn't create the fire-hole in the ground (though it's already there).
      - Wolverine isn't seen by the fire hole before he snares Charles.
      - The fire is animated, instead of the live-action footage-overlay.
      - Beast slides down AFTER the professor is already rescued, and mentions how "a set of claws would be extraordinarily useful about now".
      - An X-fade between the X-Men in the alley and the reporter scenes.
      - The end credits are incorrectly the season 3 version.

    • Original broadcast end-credits-scene: "Orphan's End"; Corsair demands back his dogtags from Cyclops, who finds his family's picture inside, and the dogtags of his dead father.

    • The book Beast is reading (the same one Joe's new wife drops earlier) is "Making of the President 1968". The cover of it is blurred out in the original USA broadcast for some reason.


    • Visual: "The Making of the President 1968"
      The book Beast, and Joe MacTaggert's new wife, are reading, is the 1969 book chronicling the 1968 United States presidential campaign, by Theodore White.

    • Joe MacTaggert: Our children are MORE than our future!
      The term "children are our future" was made popularized in the song The Greatest Love of All, performed originally by Whitney Houston.

    • Beast: "Political campaigns are designedly made to paralyze what slight powers of cerebration man can normally muster", James Harvey Robinson.
      The quote, which lacks its "emotional orgies which endeavor to distract attention from the real issues involved" part between "made" and "paralyze", from his 1937 book "The Human Comedy As Devised And Directed By Mankind Itself."

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