Mr. Sinister is a bad, bad man. X-Men: The Animated Series sure did remind us of that in "Descent," a truly disturbing origin story about our favorite villain. Apparently, he tortures homeless mutants (typical), works with Jack the Ripper (what, what??), and invents sunglasses. Okay, that third thing was more cool than scary, but still. Ryan and Maddy get pretty deep in to analyzing potential queer themes in this episode. We also try to remember our high school biology classes. Crack open your copy of The Origin of Species, because Mr. Sinister is here to teach us that evil is hereditary. Or, at least, it is in the Xavier family line. (No, seriously, this episode confirms that.)
Next week's episode: "Hidden Agendas," X-Men: The Animated Series
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