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X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Matthew Vaughn, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] and [x-men-cinematic-universe] tags.

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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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In X-Men: First Class, why did Shaw kill Darwin?

When Eric attacks Shaw on the boat, he tells Emma that "We don't harm our kind", but then he kills Darwin, who didn't even attack him. How does that fit into his character?
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Does Magneto fly by magnetizing any piece of metal over him, or can he actually fly in X-Men: First Class?

In X-Men 2 (2003) Magneto flies by standing over a piece of metal, something that leads me to believe he couldn't actually fly in that version of the X-Men universe. In the previous movie, he flew ...
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How did Sebastian Shaw/Dr. Schmidt become a mutant and have powers in "X-Men: First Class"?

In X-Men: First Class, in Nazi Germany, Dr. Schmidt is a human. Later, during the Cuban missile crisis, when he goes by Sebastian Shaw, he is a mutant with powers. How did he become a mutant?
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Why did Charles keep Shaw immobile?

Charles clearly understands that Erik is preparing to kill Shaw with the coin, and is emphatically trying to telepathically talk him out if it. When Charles realizes he is about to fail at this, why ...
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Is Moira McTaggert in "The Last Stand" the same as in "First Class"?

In X Men: The Last Stand, Professor X shows a video of a patient while teaching his student, the doctor he mentioned was Dr. Moira McTaggert. In X Men: First Class, Moira McTaggert is CIA worker. ...
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On the beach in X-Men: First Class, why didn't Erik just take Moira's gun using his power?

In the end of X-Men: First Class, Erik has knocked Charles down, and is directing the missiles towards Moira, in an attempt to stop him, begins to shoot at him, and Erik deflects the bullets. Why ...
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Why was Alex Summers in prison?

Towards the beginning of X-Men: First Class, Charles and Erik visit a prison to recruit Alex Summers (later taking the moniker of Havok), but I don't recall any explanation offered as to why he's ...
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Is Rebecca Romijn/Jennifer Lawrence Mystique's "natural" human form?

Throughout the X-Men film franchise, Mystique has a form that she uses as a "default" human appearance, as portrayed by Rebecca Romijn and later (earlier?) Jennifer Lawrence. Is this form "natural"...
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In X-Men: First Class, in the beginning scene, why doesn't the child Erik attempt to kill Shaw?

Near the beginning of the movie, in the Shaw's office scene, after Shaw shot Erik's mother, Erik got really mad and he killed the two soldiers and messed the room up. Why didn't he attempt to kill ...
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Mistake in the X-Men movies regarding Charles Xavier's handicap? [duplicate]

I think there's something wrong in the X-Men movies. In X-Men: First Class, Charles Xavier is paralysed and loses control of his legs even before he starts the school for gifted youngsters. In X-Men ...
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In X-Men: First Class who are the mutant children found by professor X?

In the movie, when Professor X uses Cerebro for the first time, he is able to detect some mutant children. I believe the first one was Storm, since she was a little girl with white hair. But who ...
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Did Darwin die or survive when Sebastion Shaw put energy in his mouth

In X-Men: First Class, we never see if Darwin actually died. Did Darwin die or did he survive somehow?
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In X-Men: First Class, is Alex Summers related to Scott Summers?

If they are related, then what is his relation to Scott Summers and how does this explain the age gaps between Scott and Professor X?
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Why didn't Sebastian Shaw explode?

In X-Men: First Class, Sebastian Shaw was the leader of the Hellfire club. He has the ability to absorb energy to keep him young and then use that energy to give him strength, or just release it. Why ...
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In X-Men: First Class, who was the mutant who made whirlwinds?

In X-Men: First Class, one of the members of the Hellfire club is a mutant who makes whirlwinds. I don't think his name (either real or 'codename') is ever mentioned, and I don't recognize him. Who ...
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