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In X-Men '97, Season 1, Episode 10, what did Professor X do to Magneto's mind?

Warning! Spoilers ahead! The question refers to X-Men '97 Season 1 Episode 10. My question is which option - (1) or (2) - is the correct or more plausible one.
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To what extent can Magneto harness Earth's magnetic field to recover faster from injuries?

It seems that Magneto can use Earth's magnetic field to recover faster from injuries. What are the extent, potential, healing rate, and limits of this ability? In X-Men The Animated Series, after hard-...
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Why does Beast (X-Men) wear eyeglasses?

Dr. Hank McCoy, a.k.a Beast from the X-Men, wears eyeglasses, mainly for reading. However, according to the description of his superpowers (e.g. Marvel.com or Wikipedia), he has "animalistic"...
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Did Professor X’s school have non-superhero students in the early days?

In The Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #178, narration describes Professor X and his school. A caption reads, “Here, he teaches his pupils how to control those abilities, that they may better survive in a ...
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Can Magneto control and manipulate metal ores?

Magneto is the master of magnetism and by controlling and manipulating electromagnetic fields he can control various metals (including non-Ferro-magnetic ones). Ore is a metal locked inside rocks via ...
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Why does Magneto not wear metal armor?

Magneto is the master of magnetism, capable of very precise control of metals, even to the level of building machines. Why does he not wear metal armor — either simple as a coat of plates or ...
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To what degree can Morph copy the powers and abilities of other Marvel characters?

In X-Men '97, we've seen Morph morph into various iconic Marvel characters like Colossus, Quicksilver, Juggernaut, Hulk, and Mr. Fantastic, and it's clear he can mimic their powers to some degree. But ...
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Has Nightcrawler, in any canon, teleported into a solid object?

I was reading some of the recent questions about Nightcrawler, and it led me to my own question. It's common knowledge that Nightcrawler doesn't like to do blind teleports for fear of colliding with a ...
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X-Men: Why is Remy LeBeau nicknamed Gambit?

Why is Remy LeBeau's nickname Gambit? In chess, gambit is an opening tactic in which the player sacrifices a pawn to get a better position. I am not familiar with Gambit being a good chess player (or ...
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Is the X-Men '97 opening sequence showing Gambit and Nightcrawler (dual-wielding swords) fighting enemies a reference to a pre-existing X-Men story?

In the opening sequence of X-Men '97, Season 1, Episode 5, "Remember It", there's a brief clip of Gambit and Nightcrawler (dual-wielding swords) fighting foes wearing green helmets with ...
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Who are these mutants in "X-Men '97" season 1, episode 5?

In X-Men '97 season 1, episode 5, who are these four mutants present on the island of Genosha?
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Who are the mutants on the "Wanted" poster in X-Men '97?

In X-Men '97 (Season 1, Episode 4: "Motendo / Lifedeath - Part 1"), Jubilee and Roberto (Sunspot) find themselves transported into a world reminiscent of a 90s beat-em-up video game. In the ...
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Who is the black-haired character with a white and black / dark blue costume appearing in the parody of "A Different World"?

In X-Men '97 (Season 1, Episode 4: "Motendo / Lifedeath - Part 1"), there's a scene where Mojo presents potential X-Men-themed TV shows, including a parody of A Different World. It features ...
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Which episode of “X-Men: The Animated Series” shows Lilandra hitting a control panel?

In the opening sequence of X-Men '97, Season 1, Episode 3, "Fire Made Flesh", there's a brief clip showing Lilandra aggressively hitting a control panel while Araki and a shocked Professor X ...
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When did Madelyne Pryor replace Jean Grey?

In X-Men '97 (season 1, episode 3, "Fire Made Flesh"), it was revealed that This made me wonder if Sinister's switcheroo might have happened during the events of the X-Men '97 prequel, X-...
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How was adamantium bonded with Wolverine’s skeleton? Surface coating, or was the metal infused into the bone?

A scene in X-Men '97 where Gambit charges Wolverine's adamantium claws with his powers got me thinking: How exactly was the adamantium integrated with Wolverine’s skeletal structure (which I believe ...
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Why does Gambit not carry heavier objects to throw as explosives?

Gambit's (X-Men) signature move is throwing game cards which he charges with kinetic energy, making them explode with the firepower of a hand grenade. However, the power of these explosions is often ...
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Who are the characters on the Daily Bugle’s front page in "X-Men '97" Episode 1?

In X-Men '97 Season 1, Episode 1, a quick shot of a Daily Bugle front page appears prominently after Cyclops blasts villains in a warehouse. The headline reads "Benetton's Mutant Fashion Show&...
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Where was Nightcrawler during Infinity Crusade?

In the Infinity Crusade (1993) limited series, heroes are separated into two groups - those who have some type of religious belief, and those who don't (to put it simply). There are scenes of lots of ...
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Do Either Ray Park, Bryan Singer, Gordon Smith or Famke Janssen Discuss the Toad vs Jean Grey scene from the first X-Men movie in his book Unmasked?

Main reason I am asking is that I know that Gordon Smith has a book called Unmasked: Volume 1, where it discusses various different films, and I was wondering if anyone involved with the first X-Men ...
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Why is Gambit a valuable member of the X-Men if his powers are very limited?

Gambit has the power of charging objects with kinetic energy, making them explode. He mostly uses that power to charge playing cards and throw them at opponents, upon which the cards explode with the ...
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What was the reason for Magneto's decision at the end?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, why did Magneto betray Apocalypse? Magneto was very much grieving and angry and seemed very much on board with Apocalypse's plans. All I remember is that Mystique talked to ...
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Did Charles Xavier train Magneto in the comics?

In the movie X-Men: First Class, if memory serves, Charles works with a group of mutants training them to control and increase their abilities. Although the initiative is presented as coming from both ...
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Episode from "X-Men: The Animated Series" where all the X-Men are defeated by a single individual

While scrolling through the X-Men section in the Disney+ catalog, I started to remember a scene from the 90s X-Men: The Animated Series. As far as I remember, this was a multipart episode that ended ...
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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: Cable's children die, and he travels back in time. Apocalypse prepares some sort of disease that will eventually kill Cable's children. Cable destroys the ...
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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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