The X-Men are a superhero team in the Marvel Universe, all of whom are mutants and therefore posses an innate special power due to genetic mutation. This franchise first appeared in 1963 in comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and have since gone on to include dozens of spin-off comic book titles, 5 ...

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When was Mystique declared mother to Nightcrawler?

According to the marvel wiki, Mystique is Nightcrawler's mother. When was this declared in the comic book? I do know that they mentioned it in both the 1990 X-Men cartoon and X-Men:Evolution ...
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Limits of Mystique's shapeshifting

I've read that Mystique can turn into animals and inanimate objects, but could she turn into something really small, like a bug? What are the limits of her shapeshifting powers?
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Can Wolverine clone himself? [duplicate]

From what I've been reading, all that Wolverine needs in order to regenerate is a single cell. No matter how badly he's been damaged, blown-up or incinerated, he's survived because, supposedly, a ...
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Does Gambit have a forgotten power of creating illusions?

A long long time ago I read a comic book, in which Gambit was training against Wolverine in the Danger Room and Jubilee was in the control chamber. After a little fight Gambit's eyes start blinking, ...
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Can Mystique shapeshift into non-humanoid animals in the comics?

In X-Men: Evolution, Mystique is shown to shapeshift into a wolf and an eagle. The powers and abilities of characters have been a little different for many characters when jumping between mediums and ...
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Is Quicksilver in the X-Men movies the same as in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Ok, I have a couple of questions regarding Quicksilver, but it's all linked so... Are the two Quicksilver characters from the X-Men movies and Avengers: Age of Ultron the same person? I thought ...
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What's the recommended reading order for Fall of the Mutants (X-Men)?

I've been searching the net for some definitive (or even a suggestion) for a reading order for this X-Men crossover but I'm coming up blank. The best one I saw was from this site but I'm a bit ...
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X-Men Comics Reading Order

I have all the "All New X-Men" comics, the 10 issues of "Battle of the Atom", and all of "Uncanny X-Men." What is the correct order to read them in? I want to stay true to the story as much as I can. ...
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How are Wolverine's claws still in his body?

Everyone knows that Wolverine's adamantium claws are super-sharp — sharper than even a razor — and virtually indestructible. What puzzled me the first time I saw Wolverine is: how do the claws stay in ...
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Can Magneto control light as well?

As Magneto has control of magnetism, can he create darkness? Light itself is an electromagnetic wave, and eliminating the magnetic part of light might cause it to be “invisible” to the human eye.
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In X-Men: First Class, in the beginning scene, why doesn't the child Erik attempt to kill Shaw?

Near the beginning of the movie, in the Shaw's office scene, after Shaw shot Erik's mother, Erik got really mad and he killed the two soldiers and messed the room up. Why didn't he attempt to kill ...
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When does Illyana Rasputin train with Doctor Strange?

Issue 7 of Uncanny X-Men: Volume 3 ends with Illyana approaches Doctor Strange, Issue 8 picks up and Illyana is with the team and no mention is made of what happened between these two issues. ...
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Telepathy vs. Telekinesis in Marvel Universe

I've been wondering why Professor X, generally considered to be one of the most powerful mutants, was susceptible to physical attacks to his head and body by people using helmets to block his ...
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Where does Beast bring 5 original X-Men from past to present?

In a "Previously" blurb of "Wolverine and the X-Men #24", they say: "Beast, ... made a desperate play of bringing the original five X-Men from the past to the present". But I read every single ...
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Was Toad's slime attack meant to do more than kill Jean Grey in X1?

During the short sequence between Jean Grey and Toad. Seeing Toad spit his slimy substance on Jean's face, was it strictly supposed to suffocate Jean Grey or was it also meant to carry an odor to make ...
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Where do the X-Men get all their money/funding?

Charles Xavier's father was a "wealthy nuclear scientist". In the beginning, Charles personally bankrolled the Xavier Institute/X-Men using his family's money. This included, but was not limited to ...
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Why wasn't Sabretooth the original Weapon X subject?

Why wasn't Sabretooth the original Weapon X subject? Wasn't he trustable, or were his healing powers inferior?
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Why does Rogue say she is "half-alien?

I'm reading the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller trade paperback Wolverine. I'm familiar with many of the basic X-Men characters, although mostly from movies, TV, and video games, rather than the X-Men ...
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Will Marvel's next film include Iron Man and the X-Men together?

At the end of the movie The Wolverine, when Logan was about to enter a security metal detector, there was an ad on the TV screen which shows “TRASK” industries. That’s an anagram of “STARK” ...
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When/How did Wolverine learn about his past?

After a decade-ish hiatus from reading comics, I've recently started reading again. (Marvel Unlimited was the greatest birthday gift ever!) Before stopping, one of the last arcs I had read was the ...
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In what order should I read the X-men comics?

This question is about 2000-2010, but I want to start from the very beginning. I know that Uncanny X-Men is the first one, but there are so many after them. In what order should I start reading ...
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Which episodes of X-Men: Evolution cover the Apocalypse story arc?

I have only seen a few episodes of the cartoon "X-Men: Evolution" on YouTube, and it seems that the story arcs are all mixed together. I saw a bit of a story arc involving Apocalypse in which he ...
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What happened between Wolverine and Jean

In The Wolverine, it seems Logan killed Jean by accident in his sleep, but then he said something along: it had to be done... What was the story between these two? (and in which movie did it happen ...
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Do children inherit their parents' powers in the X-Men universe? [duplicate]

In the X-men universe, when two mutants have a child, does the child inherit their parents' powers? If this is the case, does the child inherit only one parent's power or both, or do they develop ...
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Is Wolverine Like a Worm? [duplicate]

I have a few questions about Wolverine's regenerative properties. So I heard that Magneto ripped out Wolverine's metal skeleton. This left Wolverine back to his bone form, so he had his bone claws. ...
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How did Victor Creed become Sabertooth?

In the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine Victor Creed, Wolverine's half brother, falls off the top of the Reactor and his fate is not shown. In the X Men movie series, he is shown as Sabertooth. Does ...
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Why is no mutant from X-men series a member of S.H.I.E.L.D?

S.H.I.E.L.D is a group of members involved in saving Earth. All of those characters are fictional characters from Marvel comics. Mutants from the X-Men books are also fictional characters from Marvel ...
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Magneto's helmet is made up of what material?

In the X-Men series, there is a helmet which can block a telepath's ability to read somebody's mind. That helmet is made up of what material?
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In X-men, how is Professor X able to find new mutants?

How is Professor X is able to find all mutants by sitting in his chamber with some mumbo jumbo stuff. How does that stuff work?
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What actually happens when adamantium strikes adamantium?

In the x-men origins:wolverine movie, when wolverine escaped after the experiment, he took shelter in the house of an old couple. Inside the house when he touches his blades in the washroom, they ...
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In The Last Stand, why did Professor X smile before being killed by the Phoenix?

In the scene where Professor X and Magneto go to Jean Grey's house after she woke up and escaped, he says something like Do not let it control you. Then, Wolverine manages to open some door, ...
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Which other movies are “in canon” with The Wolverine?

The movie "The Wolverine" (2013) covers, of course, Wolverine. Is it in canon with the previous X-Men movies? More specifically, which movies should one have already seen in order to understand this ...
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In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, why did Stryker want to apply adamantium to Logan?

Can't understand why Stryker went to all the effort to apply adamantium to Logan, if all he wanted to do was create weapon x/deadpool? Was there some reason why he had to lace Wolverine with ...
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How did Cyclops originally control his optic blasts?

I have seen the X-Men films, but have not really been a fan of the comic books. I have always wondered if Cyclops just bandaged his eyes permanently growing up, and how he came to realise that ruby ...
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In The Wolverine, was Logan dreaming or was it real?

Keeping the title a bit vague as not to spoil the movie. In The Wolverine, was Logan dreaming or hallucinating, Or was
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What made Shaw's room on the sub telepath-proof?

In the X-Men: First Class movie, Sebastian Shaw holes himself up within the reactor chamber of his submarine. While in this room, Charles Xavier cannot sense or find him using his telepathy. He ...
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Wolverine's claws [duplicate]

At the end of "The Wolverine" Wolverine got his claws cut off, but the bone claws still remained along with his adamantium skeleton. Will his bone claws therefore get coated with adamantium as time ...
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How did Magneto successfully kill Sebastian Shaw?

In the X-Men: First Class movie, Charles and Erik team up to stop Sebastian Shaw aboard his submarine. Once exposed, Charles uses his powers to freeze Shaw. Erik uses his own powers to force the coin ...
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Why the name “Cable”?

Wolverine: Sabertooth? [looks at Storm] Storm. [looks at Xavier] What do they call you? "Wheels"? Most comic book characters have names which are so befitting them, or ...
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Why is there such a theme of a Superhero's friends becoming their enemy/frenemy?

For example, in Spider-Man (at least the film from 2002), Peter Parker is friends with Green Goblin (or his son?), and in X-Men, Wolverine's "brother" becomes sabertooth. Why this is so popular?
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How does Cyclops' Visor work to hold massive optic blast force? [duplicate]

Due to head injuries, Cyclops can't control his optic blasts at will. So, he wears Visor to prevent unwanted damages of his surrounding. In Civil War: X-Men #4, Ironman measured Cyclops' optic blast ...
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Age of Ultron #9 - Wolverine's weakness?

In the latest AU issue, where both wolverines are faced with the choice of deciding which one goes back to the 'original' time line with Sue Storm...im just not exactly sure what happened in those ...
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Mutated animals in X-men (/Ultimate X-men)

In Ultimate X-Men #18 when Xavier talks about how he and MacTaggert started their work, he mentions "Boys made of steam, dogs made of ice cream." Even if this is a humorous remark, it still seems to ...
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The X-FACTOR gene in Ultimate X-men

Reading the Ultimate X-men #15 I see that Xavier claims that "98% of all known mutants test positive for the X-FACTOR gene". Isn't the X-FACTOR gene what makes a mutant or does this simply include ...
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Mistake in the x-men movies? [duplicate]

I think there's something wrong in the x-men movies.. In X-men : First class, Charles Xavier is paralysed and loses control of his legs even before he starts the school for gifted youngsters. In ...
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When Did Magneto Start To Ally Himself With The X-Men?

I've recently been getting into reading comic books again & in particular I'm trying to fill the gaps in my X-Men knowledge (a favourite). I've read a number of the original books & Magneto ...
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Professor X's mind reading and Wolverine's adamantium skull

Can Professor X read the mind of Wolverine even if he has an adamantium skull?
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Avengers vs X-Men ending: isn’t it all The Avengers fault? [closed]

OK, there’s one thing I don't get. If in the very beginning The Avengers wouldn’t interfere and attack the X-Men and end up splitting the Phoenix Force apart: Scott, Emma, and the Phoenix 5 would’ve ...
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Can Cyclops fly?

Canonically, Cyclops's optic blast causes a concussive blast while there is no noticeable opposed force on his face as some sort of recoil. Does this mean that he could use his optic blasts as some ...
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Is humanity also a mutation? [closed]

We can refer to mutants but aren't humanity also technically nothing but a mutation according darwinism or evolution? We usually make a distinction between mutants and mankind but according to the ...