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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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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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What are the limits of Magneto's magnetic field?

Is there any source about the strongest magnetic field Magneto can generate? Currently the strongest magnetic fields in continuous use (a few Tesla, maybe up to around 10 Tesla) are strong enough to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Apart from the instance with Gambit, has Wolverine ever been killed and unable to heal?

As far as my research has turned up, and given that I'm not very good at research, Gambit is the only mutant to kill Wolverine, with Wolverine not being able to regenerate. I was wondering if there ...
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If Charles Xavier wore Magneto's helmet, would it block Charles from using his abilities?

Normally, the helmet is used to keep telepaths out of your head. Would the helmet work in reverse: when a telepath wears it, their abilities can't affect anyone? I tried searching for the answer to ...
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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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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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Why do people say Kurt Wagner (a.k.a. Nightcrawler) is a prankster?

I've only seen one example in "Divided We Fall," where Nightcrawler has a prank war with Wolverine, but other than that, nothing.
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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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Why does Nightcrawler get called "elf"?

Why does Nightcrawler get called "elf" by the X-Men? I thought he was a mutant human, like the rest.
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When was Mystique declared mother to Nightcrawler?

According to the Marvel wiki, Mystique is Nightcrawler's mother.  When was this declared in the comic book? I do know that they mentioned it in both the 1990s X-Men cartoon and the X-Men: Evolution ...
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Did Nightcrawler ever get to be a priest?

Nightcrawler for a long time thought he had managed to become an ordained priest, but for some reason this was retconned as an illusion and all his hard work was undone. Did he eventually become a ...
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How do Jean and Storm recognize Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse despite not knowing him in X2?

In X2 (2003), it appears that Jean and Storm don't know who Nightcrawler is. In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), they do. By my understanding, X-Men: Apocalypse was set in an earlier chronological time ...
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How does Nightcrawler's teleportation ability work during high-speed movement?

From a physics standpoint, it is a well-known fact that a moving object will only have its speed changed if another force is applied to it. This is called inertia. There are more implications to this, ...
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Has Cyclops of the X-Men ever developed the power to control his eyes?

Pretty straightforward question. We see Cyclops with his trademark visor/glasses on 24/7 to control his power. So is there ever a point in any universe where Cyclops develops control of his power and ...
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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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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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Does Gambit have a forgotten power of creating illusions?

A long, long time ago, I read a comic book in which Gambit was training against Wolverine in the Danger Room and Jubilee was in the control chamber. After a little fight, Gambit's eyes start blinking, ...
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Why wasn't Gambit included in the X-Men Cinematic Universe?

I am currently re-watching X-Men: The Animated Series from 1992. As I remembered, there is no special focus on any specific X-Men character in the series. The X-Men appearance order in the intro is: ...
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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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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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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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Why didn't Spider-Man become a member of the X-Men?

Why didn't Spider-Man join the roster of the X-Men? (Until I asked this question, I had always thought he was a mutant.)
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Who is the guy that found the 'X' badge at the beginning of X-Men: Days Of Future Past?

At the very start of X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see a white-haired person with a modern-looking flashlight come across an X-Men belt buried in the dirt. Who is he?
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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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Has Gambit ever charged / blown up a living creature?

I know Gambit's usually a good guy, but has he ever charged / blown up a living creature? Possibly an arch-nemesis that pushed him too far or some mindless beast?
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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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Shouldn't Wolverine have died in the Savage Land?

In the 1990s X-Men animated series, there is a two-part story called "Savage Land, Strange Heart." In this land, Sauron has a dampening field that nullifies mutant powers for those who don't ...
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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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Which Marvel Comics eras and story arcs does the '90s X-Men cartoon reflect?

I grew up watching the 90s cartoon X-Men: The Animated Series, and I'd like to get into reading the comics. I'm faced with a massive backlog of comics if I want to catch up. I figured where the ...
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Does Rogue ever take advantage of the removable power suppression we see?

One of the main characteristics of Rogue is her lack of control over her mutant power — unless she wears a full-body suit and gloves, she can't touch anyone without hurting them. With even brief ...
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How does the Savage Land manage to exist in Antarctica?

I've been rewatching the old X-Men animated series, and it sparked the realisation that the Savage Land is actually located in Antarctica. In-universe, how is this physically possible? The Savage Land ...
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Why did Gambit always use the Ace of Spades?

In the 90s X-Men: The Animated Series, it seems that the only card we ever saw Gambit use was the Ace of Spades.  Why was this? Perhaps because the Ace of Spades is a common depiction of playing cards?...
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Who is the character who said he built the time axis in "X-Men: The Animated Series"?

In S04E11: Beyond Good and Evil Part 4 of X-Men: The Animated Series, there was a guy who said that he built the time axis. What is his name? I couldn't find any info about him.
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Who are the villains at the end of the 90s X-Men cartoon intro?

At the end of the 90s X-Men: The Animated Series intro, there is a clash between Professor Xavier's X-Men and Magneto's team. I recognize most of the villains, but am unable to identify a few of them. ...
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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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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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What material is Jean Grey's animated series costume made of?

I started re-watching some old episodes of the old X-Men: The Animated Series TV show the other day and started thinking about this: What material is the gold and blue outfit that Jean wears made out ...
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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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Did Iron Man take any blame for the events of Avengers vs X-Men?

After the events of Avengers vs X-Men and Wolverine is pretty clear on who to blame - Cyclops. But without the actions of Iron Man in Avengers vs X-Men #5: The Phoenix Force would have gone into ...
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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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How does Rogue from the X-Men fly?

This has been a question which has bothered me for some time, as a subset of "various types of flight" in the Marvel comics. Among the X-Men specifically, it's a ubiquitous ability, mostly held by ...
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How long until the rights of Marvel characters that 20th Century Fox own revert to Marvel Studios?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently unable to use various characters or the term 'mutants' thanks to the fact that 20th Century Fox own the live action rights to the X-Men and their related ...
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How can Professor Xavier be alive?

In X-Men 3:The Last Stand, we see that Professor Charles Xavier died and Jean Grey killed him, and his body turned into pieces. But in X-Men: Days of Future Past he's alive and well. I'm pretty ...
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Can Magneto control Colossus?

I know Magneto can control magnetic fields, to an insane extent, even to the point of manipulating Adamantium. I know he never does it in the movies, but is it ever explored in the comics or cartoons ...

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