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In the end of X-Men: First Class, Erik has knocked Charles down, and is directing the missiles towards

the warships and cargo ships in the water.

Moira, in an attempt to stop him, begins to shoot at him, and Erik deflects the bullets. Why didn't he just use his power to pull the gun from Moira's hands? If it was something about the effort it took to control the missiles, wouldn't it just take less effort, since instead of constantly deflecting many small pieces of metal, he could just take the gun and not have to worry about it. This also would have avoided the bullets accidentally hitting anyone.

Is there any reason why Erik wouldn't have taken the gun?

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    Grandstanding? He is pretty much showing off, he's basically saying "Shoot at me all you want none of your bullets will get to me" Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 13:04
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    He had a brain fart.
    – iMerchant
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 16:11
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    Mostly to advance the story line...
    – Odin1806
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 16:37

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