I always wondered why it is possible for Charles Xavier to move objects with his mind, but not his own legs?
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This answer build on the version of Charles Xavier that does have low-level telekinesis, as can be read here.
I will not go into his exact disability, but merely state that he has no motor function in his legs and cannot move them in the same way an able-bodied human would.
Given that he can telekinetically lift the weight of his legs, I would guess that he potentially could, but to what good?
As he, per his disability, has no motor function in his legs (that is, can't move them the traditional way), he would have to grab a telekinetic hold of his legs and move them forward with his mind.
It would, it seems to me, be similar to (though not the same as) a normal, disabled person using his arms to move his legs (i.e. using a force other than the muscles of his legs and the signals from his brain to them). The legs would move, and take him forward (given that he could telekinetically keep the muscles flexed so as not to fall), but it would waste a lot of unnecessary energy.
According to the Marvel Wiki, Xavier does indeed have telekinetic abilities, or at least the version that lived on Earth-1610...
Telekinesis: Xavier is capable of a low-level form of telekinesis, it is unknown how much weight Xavier is capable of lifting with his telekinesis. It is known however that he is capable of lifting himself and his wheelchair up a flight of stairs, shunting Magneto into Earth's atmosphere and exploding the ball of metal which Magneto was (presumably) contained within, and levitating a Sentinel.
Perhaps 'low-level telekinesis' does not extend to moving his legs, although he can lift a Sentinel apparently.