The X-Men franchise can boast some of the most memorable, and enduring villains of the comic book world...Among them, are such modern icons and legends as Magneto, The Phoenix, Apocalypse, Mystique, Mr. Sinister and The Sentinels. All of these villains, and many more, can offer the reader a rich and diverse reading experience, with each offering a dynamic and fluid array of individual traits which make them among the comic book worlds most loved "baddies".
Given that there is such a wide range of villains, it is inevitable that there are those who catch our attention more than others. In this knowledge, I ask you, "Who is your ultimate X-Men villain, and why?" - My own favourite villain is Magneto; Not because of his timeless, and undeniably potent abilities, but because of the diversity with which he is presented. That is, as a product of a world into which he had no choice but to be born in, and to suffer in. It is from these circumstances, that, so often, great and good men such as Magneto are deformed by the abject horrors of humanity. Furthermore, his unwavering and unchanging position on his own moralistic beliefs, do truly set a good example by which we could all do with following. I am not, however, going to defend the means by which Magneto pursues his dream - The violent and often belligerent mind-set with which he conducts himself cannot be seen as a good example to follow, in the pursuit of our dreams.