It's been a while admittedly, but I don't remember Berzerker having a key role in any story. True, he did introduce the Morlocks in "Day of Recovery", but that was mainly a comic book allusion; Berzerker was a Morlock in the comics. And the Morlocks didn't do much more than the New Mutants did as far as progressing the plots. Most of the New Mutants did fill up background space and allowed comic fans to experience the thrill of seeing so-and-so use his/her mutant powers for a frame of animation or two, and did occasionally provide some laughs, but that was about it for the most part. I may be in the minority, but I prefer quality over quantity; more characters doesn't automatically mean better, or even as good. I'd personally rather have small number of major players than an large number of minor one-note characters. True, but one could make the same claim about Evo. They brought in lots of comic X-characters: Angel, Gambit, Colossus, Forge, Moonstar, Havok, Amanda Sefton, but how many of them went on to become X-Men? Answer: none. (Unless one counts the flash-forward at the end of "Acsension".) And I didn't see the point of adding Jubilee, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Cannonball and the like onto the show just to see them hovering around in the background in a couple of scenes and occasionally involved in some cute gags in others. Plus, Evo screwed with the characters' origins and histories too much for me, so much so that half of them didn't even seem like the characters they were supposed to be; I mean Amanda Sefton and Margali weren't even sorceresses, for crying out loud. And Havok a surfer dude? Come on. For what most of the other X-characters contributed to Evo, and how dramatically so many of them were revised, they could've just as easily not been featured in it at all.