Over the years, the X-Men have had various villains that became an obstacle to their way of living, and the furtherment of Mutant Rights. However, some of those once seen as "enemy" has at one point decided to become a "friend" and ally to the X-Men in their fight for Mutants in a prejudiced world.
Among those who have (some for a short period of time) changed their ways are: Rogue, Sunfire, Juggernaut, Magneto, Mystique, Lady M, Emma Frost, Danger, Sabretooth, and various others.
The most famous and possibly the first in comics(at least Marvel) example of this is the X-men's very own; Rogue.
Once a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, A terrorist,and general trouble maker. Rogue has since become one of the most well known X-men.
Having defeated the Avengers, X-Men, Dazzler, Luke Cage, ROM the space knight and others on several different occasions. Rogue turned to Charles Xavier- the worlds most powerful telepath- after she began to struggle with her powers, and Carol Danver's vindictive personality residing within her. She was accepted by Charles, and begrudgling by the x-men. She would later prove herself to be a hero and a worthy ally. Fighting along side the x-men in every battle they faced. She's a prime example of what could happen when a Villain becomes a Hero.
Though, sadly, not all have taken to Heroism quite like Rogue. Magneto; has been the X-Men's greatest adversary from the very beginning, however; there was a time when he also turned over a new leaf and decided to walk on the side of Angels. This was short-lived as he lost faith in his ability to be "good", thus reverting back to his old ways of Mutant Domination by show of force.
He has recently rejoined the X-Men, if only for the sake of preventing the extinction of the Mutant race.
Even more recently Sebastian Shaw, has been seen hanging around Utopia with Gen Hope. Will their attempt at rehabilitating Shaw further prove the worth of reaching out to their enemies?
The question I want to raise is this. Thinking back on the X-Men and what they believe, and also taking in count the way they are now. Struggling for survival, should taking in Villains and "rehabilitating" them, be a method that the X-Men need to implore further? The X-Men stood for the betterment of Human/Mutant relations, should they also consider taking on Mutant/Mutant relations especially since mutankind is at dangerously low level?
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