In "X-Men: First Class", Xavier paused Sebastian Shaw after removing his telepathy-immune helmet. But, he did it using a wire or rope.
Telepathic power is supposed to control minds of living organisms, not wire/rope type objects. So, how did he do it?
Wire or rope behind helmet of Sebastian Shaw
Removed helmet by wire or rope


Magneto removed the helmet, not Charles. Once the helmet was removed, Charles then paused Shaw.

It was discussed in the X-Jet previously that Magneto's mission was to find the black out area that Charles couldn't access and to remove it. When Magneto found out it was Shaw's helmet, magneto them removed the helmet when Shaw was distracted.

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    I don't understand your comment. – OghmaOsiris Dec 26 '11 at 6:15
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    Magneto is the master of magnetism. He doesn't need his hands to use his powers. The wires were made of metal and were easily pliable to Magneto. – OghmaOsiris Dec 26 '11 at 7:23
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    Why did someone downvote? My explanation is exactly how the movie went... – OghmaOsiris Dec 26 '11 at 7:26
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    No, it was Magneto manipulating the wire, not Xavier. I just finished watching the movie. OghmaOsiris is correct. Xavier cannot move things. – BBlake Dec 26 '11 at 15:43
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    @SachinShekhar: He says, "Now, Charles!" Turn on closed captioning/subtitles. It's very clear. – Jeff Dec 26 '11 at 17:55

I believe, though it has been a long time since I saw the movie, that it was Magneto, not Xavier, as Oghma said.

If we're both mistaken, however, it's worth pointing out that Xavier ALSO has telekinetic abilities, though they're nowhere near as strong as his telepathic skills.

  • do you have any references to show he has telekinetic abilities? – Daft Nov 20 '14 at 11:45
  • Sure. Here's the Marvel Database article on him. Check under 'Powers & Abilities'. – Jeff Nov 20 '14 at 14:34
  • Do you have any in-movie references? – Blazemonger Feb 29 '16 at 21:20
  • This is simply incorrect. Xavier in the X-Men movies has zero telekinetic powers. – Valorum Jan 14 '19 at 0:16

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