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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14. Beast

Coming in at the 14th spot among X-Men movie characters is no small feat, especially considering the crowded field of mutants competing for our attention. Why, you ask, does this furry blue intellect find himself nestled comfortably in the mid-tier? Well, it's a combination of his brain and brawn that sets him apart.

Hank McCoy, a.k.a. Beast, is not your average mutant. This guy brings the whole package: PhD-level smarts, acrobatic agility, and a strength that can rival the heavy hitters of the team. He's the go-to guy for when you need something hacked or a brute squad outmuscled, and he does it all before breakfast. Plus, his deep, resonant voice and articulate manner make him sound like the Oxford professor we all wish we had, if only to make lectures a tad more exciting.

But the reason Beast doesn't claw his way higher up the ranking ladder lies in his struggle to truly stand out in a lineup of mutants that includes telepaths, shapeshifters, and time travelers. In the cinematic universe, Beast often serves more as a supporting character, the one who keeps the Blackbird flying or the mansion's lights on, rather than the mutant leading the charge against the baddies. His character development, while rich and nicely fleshed, tends to be overshadowed by more visually spectacular mutants and their world-ending dilemmas. Despite this, Beast's charm lies in his reliability, his unwavering moral compass, and the fact that he's the bridge between the human and mutant worlds. His diplomatic efforts and scientific genius underscore a key theme of the X-Men saga: the importance of understanding, tolerance, and cooperation.

In essence, Beast is the heart and soul of the team, ensuring the X-Mansion is not just a school for the gifted, but a home.