Originally Posted by GuestStar2004
well they were part of the team in X2 at least most of the story, they still stayed back in the jet, but to say they were officially X-men from then on is silly, even if it put them in the position where they could be asked to be trained thats about it
they were "with" the team throughout most of X2... not "part of the team". The only reason they were with the team in X2 is because of how the mansion attack played out. Wolverine had to watch out for them, and that lead them to being caught up in the rest of the mess. Thus also why Rogue and Bobby asked when they could finally get there own costume. This is why they were ordered to stay on the plane, they weren't part of the team yet. The End of X2 showed that they were now considered a part of the team.
it's not hard to understand