X-Men: The Phalanx Covenant
X-Men (X-Men)2
Director: Unknown
Writer(s): Steven Melching
David McDermott
Jeff Saylor
Release Date: September 7, 1996
Running Time: 40 mins
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X-Men: The Phalanx Covenant is a TV Movie in the 90s X-Men series. It serves as the season 5 premiere.


Rushing to investigate a disturbance downtown, the X-Men find Sabretooth on the rampage again, but realize too late that it isn't really Sabretooth at all. It is the Phalanx, a voracious alien life-form that can assume the guise of anything or anyone. Before long, the X-Men are all captured, except for Beast, who must find a way to stop the alien horror from devouring the entire Earth.

The X-Men continue their battle with the Phalanx, a race of techno-organic aliens, while Warlock, Beast, Forge and Mr. Sinister try to put their minds together to find a way to defeat the aliens. Meanwhile, Magneto realizes that this might be his chance to see humanity fall and mutantkind to rule the earth.