In X-Men Apocalypse, Apocalypse permanently enhances any mutant he chooses.

In order of appearance Apocalypse increases the powers of

  • Storm
  • Psylocke
  • Angel
  • Magneto

By all accounts every one of them seems to keep their enhanced power, but what drew me to this question is that Storm, Psylocke and a short lived Angel seem to keep their powers.

Now this is where I get a little fuzzy, does Charles Xavier have his powers increased permanently and does Magneto have his powers increased permanently?

Being that X-Men is now on a different timeline, it is very much possible that Charles will now not need to use Cerebro to locate and contact anyone all over the world. But from what I can see, Charles did not have his powers permanently enhanced. Because if he did, he may have been able to overpower Apocalypse and that is obviously not what Apocalypse had in mind, so he seems to have only increased his powers for conveying the message to the world.

That leaves Eric (Magneto), after Apocalypse increases his power he is able to literally move dirt because of all the minor traces of metal residing within in it, which would make him far more powerful than anything we have seen from Magneto thus far.

But the question is, did Magneto keep this power?

Any answer correcting my summation of the the above events, as well as clarifying what actually happened will obviously be accepted, as I am not confident that I actually have everything correct in my question. This is just my take on what happened.

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    While I hope you get a good answer to your question, I have to say that Apocalypse is one of the worst films in the franchise (maybe even worse than X3 or Origins: Wolverine) and I'd prefer to pretend that it doesn't exist rather than analyze it.... – Praxis Mar 15 '17 at 14:37
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    @Praxis, Really? I did not find it that bad, but then again, I just keep on playing the Quicksilver scene over and over. I really want to see more of him. – KyloRen Mar 15 '17 at 14:39
  • I agree that's the one good part of the film, but it kind if takes me out of the film (maybe that's a good thing). At the same time, the Quicksilver scene in Days was much better. – Praxis Mar 15 '17 at 14:58
  • I don't think any of them kept their upgraded levels. – Adamant May 21 '17 at 19:14
  • @Praxis: The opening scene in Ancient Egypt is awesome. – ThePopMachine Dec 7 '17 at 23:53

To me Magneto never got a power boost, he always had it but just surpessed it. In the movie you can see that all he did was told Magneto to release it by taking him back to the place of his anger/torment. That was it, afterwards Magneto just didnt give a rats ass anymore and unlesh what has always been there.

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  • Gratuitous swearing isn’t usually accepted here. – Mal Mar 18 '18 at 17:18
  • To Jerry Lor - What does this answer have to do with Charles' abilites? @Bellatrix - I feel like I am missing the joke?... – Odin1806 Mar 18 '18 at 17:29
  • @Odin1806 There isn’t a joke - I’m saying rat’s behinds shouldn’t be in answers. – Mal Mar 18 '18 at 18:52
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    Unless the question is about Scabbers... – Verdan Mar 18 '18 at 19:42

The mutants had their power upgraded while Apocalypse was with them. Since he was gone, their powers come back to normal.

BUT, and there is a big BUT here, after those events, all the afected mutants now have some knowing about their own potential, so they can come back to that power level and even bigger(Exemple: Magneto).

That is based on what happen in the future of the X-Men universe in this timeline.

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    Do you have a source for this? – amflare Dec 7 '17 at 20:24
  • I think Storm had her powers permanently enhanced. – Fitz Watson Mar 7 '18 at 5:43

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