The X-Men franchise is known throughout the world for being a giant, tangled mass of a seemingly infinite number of intersecting characters and worlds even by the standards of modern comics. So it’s an understatement to say that outlining every single Marvel Comics mutant in one video is an ambitious undertaking, and why it’s so impressive that IGN actually produced Every X-Man Ever.
Over the course of its 11 minutes of screen time, Every X-Man Ever places every character who has ever been an official member of the X-Men (or any of its numerous off-shoots) on a giant timeline, joined by an informative voice over narration that goes over the history of the comic book series. It covers every incarnation of the team from its birth in 1963 all the way up to 2015, so unless you’re the hardest-core of X-Men nerds you’ll probably see some characters you’ve never heard of before.
If you have 11 spare minutes and a complete lack of self-consciousness about watching a long video about X-Men, you can take a look at Every X-Man Ever for yourself below. And if it has you jonesing for more, you can head over to Marvel’s official X-Men website right here.
Here’s the video: