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Episode from 90s X-Men cartoon where all the X-Men are defeated by a single individual

While scrolling the X-Men section in the Disney+ catalog, I started to remember a scene from the 90s X-Men cartoon. As far as I remember, this was a multipart episode which ended like this: Before ...
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Can Magneto control any metal? [duplicate]

Magneto’s powers definitely doesn’t just work on iron. He seems to control large variety of metals. Are those metals all ferromagnetic? Or, can he control any type of metal irrespective of their ...
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In what order should I read Hickman's X-Men?

I've read House of X/ Powers of X, and Dawn of X Vol. 1. I've just bought Vol. 2. I've noticed that there are other series, such as X of Swords and Reign of X. I've looked at a few lists, but have ...
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X-men comic about a citadel with an "all-powerful" gem

Back when I was a kid I remember reading an X-men comic where they get transported to some sort of citadel in another planet by a villain, in order to retrieve some sort of gem. What I remember about ...
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Short Marvel fanfic about Magneto having a head cold

I think I read this in college, which would put it online between 1998 and 2002. I thought I read it on the Fonts of Wisdom site, but I can't find it on there. It was a short humorous fanfic where ...
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What does the diamond on Mister Sinister's forehead do?

As far as I remember, Mister Sinister has had a Red Diamond on his forehead, such as this image from 1989. I can't find anything online to explain this gem. Is it just aesthetics, or does it serve a ...
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What are the "markers" in Marauders #20

I just finished Marauders #20. In this issue, Marauders try to guess how many knives Storm wears. All participants will owed a "marker" to the winner. What is a marker in this context ?
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When did Cyclops die (X-men 2021)

In X-Men (2021) #6 it is mentioned that Cyclops can not go out in public due to recently being seen dying in public. But when I read X-Men #5 he seemed alive and well. Is this referencing a death ...
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Story with Wolverine? in wheelchair + Beast being cared for by younger mutant on journey

I'm trying to find a story I read a year or so ago. This is what I recall: Wolverine is basically an invalid and confined to a wheelchair, Beast has been damaged and has the mental capacity of a small ...
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In what way is Magneto "offering a home" to Xavier?

In the final scene of X-Men: Dark Phoenix we see Magneto sit down for a conversation with Xavier. He begins by asking Xavier how retirement is treating him and later says the following: MAGNETO: A ...
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Why are Mutants generally blue if they have a non-normal color?

In the X-Men film series, many mutants (if not all) that have abnormal color as part of their mutation are blue. For example Beast grows blue hair, Mystique has blue skin in her "natural" ...
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What X-Men comic features Storm being attacked by a group of drug addicts in a housing project, and is saved by Luke Cage and Misty Knight?

Plot Details/Summary I don't remember the entire storyline from the issue, but I do have pretty good details on the scene I'm trying to remember. Storm is in Harlem, I believe, and she's wandered in ...
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Why did Marvel characters from the 80s often have blue hair?

Looking at 1980s X-men comic books, I notice so many characters had blue hair, for example, Wolverine, Beast, Mr.Sinister, and tons of no-name extras. Probably this goes beyond the X-men, but that’s ...
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Why are humans referred to as "flatheads" by Apocalypse in Age of Apocalypse?

In Age of Apocalypse, Apocalypse refers over and over to humans as "flatheads". Is there a particular reason for doing so, besides being "insulting"? I always thought that somehow ...
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Looking for an X-Men animated TV show

Okay, this might not be an easy one - I saw one scene from this TV show at a friend's house a while back and haven't been able to get it out of my head. Now that I've seen most of the X-Men movies, I'...
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To what extent are Wolverine's claws indestructible?

It's said that Wolverine's Adamantium claws are indestructible. However, when he rubs his claws against each other, it creates sparks. Don't sparks represent damage/chipping? Are Wolverine's claws ...
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Can Wolverine get exhausted by physical training?

Wolverines (Logan) healing properties are well known. In physical training, there is a condition known as Overtraining: Overtraining is a result of not properly recovering between workouts on a ...
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X-Men Cinematic Universe Viewing Order

Now that The New Mutants film has been released and the next X-Men film will be most likely be MCU and not part of the X-Men Cinematic Universe, I plan on watching all 12 films, but also the 2 tv ...
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Is the superhero X-23's name a shout out to an Asimov story?

I was reading Isaac Asimov's story “The Last Question” for the upteenth time, but this time I noticed something: the planet the family of colonists are going to is called X-23. Well, maybe it's just a ...
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Do the active X-Men have jobs and careers outside of teaching at the school?

Sine the 1980s, it’s been commonly seen that most of the adult "active" X-Men lived/live at Xavier's mansion/school in Westchester, and often act as teachers at Xavier's Institute for Gifted ...
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X-men cartoon episode (or arc) with Cable and Apocalypse

The plot as I remembered is as follows: Do you know which episodes fall into this arc?
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What species do mutants belong to? Are they still Homo Sapiens?

Mutants have X-genes which give them superpowers, but they aren't fully separate from normal humans. In the Days of The Future Past movie, sentinels were targeting even normal humans who had a chance ...
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Did we ever see Professor Charles Xavier control animals?

In the movie, Logan (2017), we have seen Charles Xavier Did he ever control any animal other than humans in any other movies? Did he ever get into the head of an animal in any comics or cartoons?
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Are there any specifics given as to how the Genosha mutant power suppression technology works?

In the X-Men franchise, there are numerous human made tech which somehow stop mutants from utilizing their abilities. It doesn't matter if the power is physical, psionic, or energy based; once applied,...
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Has Warlock existed in any of Moira's previous lives?

(Note. The title is enough to ask the basic question - I'm explaining the rationale behind it at some length here before asking it in full.) In Marvel's "House of X"/"Powers of X" ...
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How is Professor X still paralyzed and bald after X-Men Days of Future Past? [duplicate]

Wolverine was sent back in time and he changed the timeline. But if he changed the events of X-Men: First Class, Apocalypse, etc. then how did he get paralyzed and bald?
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With her enhanced durability and resistance, is Rogue capable of getting physically sick?

Rogue from the X-men is a utant with the ability to take bio-energy, and thus powers, from other mutants and super beings. At her base, though, while mutant, her genome is still essentially human. ...
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Is Ice Man [Bobby Drake] an only child?

Speaking mostly here of the "main" 616 universe, because I know it can vary, but other versions with siblings would be interesting to see. The reason I ask is because, for Bobby especially, these ...
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What is the situation for precog mutants outside Krakoa?

I have just read in "House of X" that Moira Kinross admonishes Magneto and Xavier about having mutants with precog abilities in Krakoa, because she fears people who can see into the future may bring ...
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Has any author ever attempted to explain Magneto's fitness and longevity? [duplicate]

Many superheros have their origins in/around world war 2 or older events, Wonder woman was a nurse, captain america was a soldier, but other these characters very super powers explain their lack of ...
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Has Karma Ever Removed Her Metal Leg?

I was largely curious of this because I know very little of the character after she got her prosthetic leg. I was just curious, has she ever been shown to remove it? If so, for what purpose?
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Is the Juggernaut immortal by default?

Originally, I was going to ask "How old is Cain Marco as the Juggernaut?" Then I got to thinking... technically speaking, Cain was always seen as Charles older half/step brother (depending on the ...
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What are Apocalypse's original mutant powers, and what abilities did he gain from the Celestial technology?

I was always a bit uncertain of the difference between the two. I checked around, and got some good ideas, but nothing concrete. Most followed the format (or at least, maintained the same level of ...
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In Asmus' "Gambit" run, who or what could have made Joelle immortal?

The 2012-2013 run of Gambit, by James Asmus and Clay Mann, introduced Joelle, a lady thief, counterpart and love interest of Gambit. Throughout the chapters it's shown that something is definitely ...
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Unknown X-Men: Something to do with Motorcycles

I remember reading this comic in the very early days of the New Mutants, likely the first year of their series and somewhere most likely in the 1-10 in the series. This mutant wasn't a X-man, I don't ...
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Who are the 378 mutants in this image?

Recently a new series of covers revealed the picture of "every" mutant. I am attempting to build a comprehensive list of these mutants, who could potentially be a threat to homo-sapiens. A registry, ...
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X-Men fanfic series about a blue-furred baby who's left on Beast's doorstep

I believe I read this somewhere between 1998 and 2002, possibly on the FanFic Mailing List (FFML), although I was also subscribed to Blue Believers, a mailing list that was devoted to admirers of blue-...
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Can Someone Tell Me Where This Scene is From?

I recently found this online, and was wondering what it was from. Due to the content, it appears to be part of one of the novelizations of the first X-Men movie, but I can't tell for certain. Here is ...
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How did Emma end up with slime covering her face?

So, I recently found this image of Jean Grey saving Emma. Apparently, the slime forming into words was part of a creative run called Nuff Said where multiple Marvel books had to do an issue without ...
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Pre-1993 comic in which Wolverine's claws were turned to rubber?

I remember many years ago reading a comic in which a one-appearance (or at any rate, obscure) character with transmutation powers turns Wolverine's claws to wobbly rubber. Wolverine, who had been in ...
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What are the names of these X-Men? [duplicate]

Recently while re-watching Deadpool 2 I realized how blatantly unaware I am of any of the names of X-Men especially in this scene. Could somebody name these X-Men ...
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What is the first appearance of the X-Men jet?

I'm looking for the first appearance of the X-Men jet that looked similar to the SR-71 Blackbird. I already tried googling for it, but it seems to be a very polluted keyword.
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Has Blob Ever Been Shown to Be Injured by Electrocution?

One of the main reasons I have started to wonder about this recently, is I can't find any instances of this happening, although I imagine that there are several characters who could use electrocution ...
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Has Toad Been Shown to Spit Quick Drying Adhesive Slime Prior to the first X-Men Movie?

Found this on the website Comic Vine recently: Toad’s body also secretes a quick drying adhesive that he spits at his opponents. It wraps around them and dries instantly, incapacitating them unless ...
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What Marvel paperback did Toad fight Eel and Wolverine in a Madripoor Tournament?

Looking for a paperback that contains the Madripoor Tournament where Toad used his tongue to crush Eel's neck and later fought Wolverine. Can anyone help?
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Why do the mutant children need to reach Canada in Logan?

In the movie Logan, why do the mutant children need to cross the border into Canada? What makes sure they won't be hunted by Transigen/the Reavers there?
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Who is this sexual fantasy of Wolverine?

I stumbled upon a YouTube video about weird marvel sexual encounters: Where he shows a panel where Emma Frost discovers Wolverine sexual fantasies: Correct me if I ...
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Does Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters teach normal school subjects?

The main purpose of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters (and later the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning) seems to be to teach mutants to use their powers. Does the school also teach "normal" ...
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When was it first mentioned that Colossus was made of osmium?

In many modern appearances, the X-Man Colossus is made of organic osmium, a particularly dense material. Of course, many of these "scientific" facts about superheroes were conceived long after the ...
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Which Native American character threw a speeding bison onto its back in an old X-Men comic?

I saw this a long time ago, and just remembered it recently. The character in question was a native American; he runs up to a speeding bison, grabs it by the horns (literally) and throws it to the ...
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