Questions tagged [x-men]

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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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What did the Phoenix Force do to the Phoenix Five?

After Avengers vs. X-Men I know Cyclop's optic blasts destabilized but how were the others affected?
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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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Identify Author and whether this X-Men book is canon

A few years ago I got an X-Men book by gift in London. It contains a few scenes from the 3rd X-Men movie, and a small comic where Wolverine and Sabretooth fight each other near a gas pump. Logan ...
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X-Men fanfic starring misspelled X-Men and their logical powers

I was quoting Rouge Angles of Satin (Warning: TVTropes link!) to someone and it made me flash back to a fanfic I read, possibly on the FFML (FanFic Mailing List) around the year 2000, which had a ...
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Can Someone Explain Briar Raleigh and Magneto's Interest in Her?

So, doing some Internet surfing the other day and came across an article entitled 'Marvel Reveals New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants'. In the article, it said that the recent X-Men Blue #34 ended with ...
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X-Men Reading order after 2012?

I have found this complete guide for the reading order of X-Men comics and tie-ins but sadly it stops at the publishing year of 2012. Could anyone tell me the reading order for the next events like ...
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How can Wolverine bend his wrists? [duplicate]

Wolverine's claws are clearly longer than his hands. That being the case, shouldn't they retract into his forearms and prevent his wrists from bending?
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What is the difference between the X-Men and the Inhumans? [duplicate]

As I understand it, both the X-Men and the Inhumans receive their powers due to their innate genetics (as opposed to supers that got it from an external source, like Spider-Man who got it from a ...
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Can Rogue absorb and utilize powers from multiple mutants simultaneously?

It is established that Rogue absorbs and is capable of utilizing powers from any mutant she makes skin to skin contact with, but what happens when Rogue makes contact with multiple mutants? Is she ...
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Are the events of X-Men #245 considered canon?

Uncanny X-Men #245 reads like a parody comic, rather than a regular issue. This great comic has a host of ridiculous occurrences (near use of a 'Jean Bomb') and cameos (Boba Fett and E.T.). It seems ...
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Can Pyro control The Human Torch?

Pyro's powers involve controlling fire, which is exactly what the Torch's abilities are. I'm interested to learn whether Pyro can control The Human Torch in any way? The only thing that makes me ...

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