Take the 2-minute tour ×
Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In X-Men First Class, we never see if Darwin actually died. Did he die or did he survive somehow?

share|improve this question
He's dead Jim...(obligatory TVTropes warning) –  NominSim Jun 13 '12 at 12:54
Possible duplicate/Relevant: scifi.stackexchange.com/q/11894/3804 –  Pureferret Jan 20 '13 at 11:11
add comment

3 Answers

up vote 7 down vote accepted

Darwin died, as shown in the movie Shaw forced energy into Darwin's body. From the movie we can assume Darwin can adapt to physical stimuli but at no point do we see any proof he could adapt to energy based stimuli.

So what we see is a attempt by Darwin to adapt that he realizes is fruitless and accepts his death.

share|improve this answer
I always thought that Darwin DID try to adapt, but couldn't adapt fast enough to the sheer volume of energy that Shaw forced into him, causing him to die. –  Nick Shaw Jun 13 '12 at 15:55
I am not a expert, just going off the logic the movie shows. However it doesn't seem that Shaw used more than one form of energy on him. –  OrionDarkwood Jun 13 '12 at 16:08
It seems to me, the way the scene played out, that the only adaptation Darnwin's body could come up with to counteract the amount of energy he was fed, was to turn himself into some inert, impervious material (he appears to kind of petrify himself), but that effectively killed him. –  Michael Edenfield Jun 13 '12 at 17:50
I don't mean to beat a dead horse (no pun intended) but when he turns into that volcanic looking skin all we see is him reaching his hand out and the screen goes white. Is there any cannon information that specifically states he died at the hands of Sebastian Shaw? Rather than accepting a tvtropes death? :) –  Jared Jun 13 '12 at 21:30
True, I don't think you ever actually see him die. Leaves room for him to turn up in a sequel then... –  Nick Shaw Jun 13 '12 at 21:47
add comment

Darwin's ability to adapt (in the comics at least) was so great that he was able to merge with another character and add his strength to his all while at the point of death. I think it's definitely within the realm of possibility that a storyline could resurrect him.

share|improve this answer
add comment

According to me, he doesn't die. If he can adapt, he can adapt as dust as well. As it is, Marvel Universe doesn't proclaim him deceased.

share|improve this answer
Correct, Marvel Universe lists him as alive, but that's a different universe/reality. Marvel-Movies Wiki, however, lists him as dead. –  phantom42 Jan 20 '13 at 8:49
add comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.