Comic heroes are only ever as good as their villains. It's the reason why DC’s Superman leaves a number of comic fans cold; a hero that superior will never have a worthy villain to challenge him. Fortunately, the X-Men have never been short of foes to keep them on their toes. A good number of them have yet to grace the big screen (Mr. Sinister, Onslaught, Bastion, the Phalanx), but those that have had the cinematic treatment have been done proud, and with the pyramid wielding Apocalypse confirmed as the villain for the next X-Movie in 2016, things on the bag guy front look rosy.
When the X-Men first appeared in 1963 it was customary to feature a villain hell-bent on one of two dastardly deeds; either taking over the world or blowing it up. Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants were the X-Men’s primary opponents for the first couple of years.
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