Every X-Men ranked from weakest to strongest

Good or bad, there are X-Men with incredible powers and abilities out there, but there can only be one to take the number one spot.

akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /
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7. Mystique

Mystique, the glorious and gorgeous shape-shifting marvel, lands at lucky number 7 on our list of the strongest X-Men movie characters.

Why in seventh place? Because she's got a bag of tricks that's as deep as her backstory. Mystique isn't just any mutant - she's a master of disguise, capable of becoming anyone she lays her eyes on, down to the voice and fingerprints. This makes her a spy extraordinaire, slipping into high-security facilities and out of tight situations like a ghost. But it's not just her mimicry that gets her a spot on this list - it's her cunning, her combat skills, and her survival instincts that make her a formidable opponent against friend and foe alike.

However, while Mystique's talents are undeniably impressive, she finds herself at number 7 because, in the grand scheme of things, her powers are a bit more niche compared to the raw, world-altering abilities of those higher up the ranks. Sure, she can infiltrate and assassinate like no other, but when it comes to going toe-to-toe with mutants who kind of move themselves up to a different league, well, our beloved shapeshifter has her limits. Mystique's strength lies in the shadows, in the art of the unseen. She plays the long game, influencing events from behind the scenes, which, while incredibly powerful in its own right, doesn't always have the immediate, flashy impact of some of her teammates' and adversaries' more explosive powers.

While she may not top the list, Mystique remains a key player in the X-Men universe, proving that sometimes, the pen (or in her case, the perfect disguise) is mightier than the sword.