Questions tagged [x-men]

For questions about the team of mutant superheros in the Marvel universe. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag. When asking about the comics use the [comics] tag, if asking about the film series use the [x-men-cinematic-universe] tag. Include any other relevant media or character tags.

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Captain Marvel vs Ms Marvel clarification

I am no die hard Marvel fan, what little I do know or think I know is giving me a lot of confusion. So to start off, a quick wiki search tells me, and I quote: Ms. Marvel is the name of several ...
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Are there X-Men with mundane powers?

We all know the "cool" X-people Cyclops -- Can shoot laser beams from his eyes! Storm -- Can control the weather Wolverine -- Can heal rapidly, plus has those cool claws Shadowkat -- Can phase ...
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How much self-control does Jean Grey have?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, we witness Jean Grey undergoing a dramatic transformation This is a complete turnaround from the Jean Grey we know from the trilogy before X-Men: Days of Future Past, when in-...
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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 a mailing list that was devoted to admirers of blue-furred ...
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Would Earth-616 Vibranium negate an energy-based weapon?

Someone asked a Gorilla vs. Shark answer recently ("Would Captain America's shield stop a lightsaber?"), which was closed for obvious reasons. However, it did get me curious as to whether or not the ...
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is Psylocke's Psi Blade visible to others?

In either 616 or Ultimate universe, is Psylocke's psionic blade visible to normal people? Since it's psychic energy, I've always just guessed it was only visible to those with physic preys Powers, ...
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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. Can ...
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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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Christian conversion X-men fanfic involving Wolfsbane and Wolverine in Limbo, autumnal theme

I read it probably 15 years ago (1998-2002), while in college. It was on a website devoted to fanfic, but might have originated on the FFML (FanFiction Mailing List). It started with Rahne being ...
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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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Is there a guide to the publication history of the X-Men?

I mean, there's a Wikipedia article entitled "Publication history of X-men comics," but it's vastly incomplete. I'm looking for a TOTAL map showing every single strain of comics released by Marvel ...
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Where did Magneto get his helmet from?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) gives Magneto his helmet. In X-Men: First Class, Magneto gets his helmet from Sebastian Shaw. Are these two movies in the different universe or does ...
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Why wasn't Gambit included in the X-Men Cinematic Universe?

I am currently re-watching the X-Men animated series of 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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Madri killed by Apocalypse himself

There's a comic in the Age of Apocalypse called The chosen, where a Madri goes into the computer of Apocalypse in order to know if the Madri are chosen or forgotten. It says at the second page of the ...
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Why does Raven rescue Logan?

So, I just watched Days of Future Past and I'm trying to understand something. During the film, Logan and Raven have only onea direct interaction together: the fight in Paris where Trask was ...
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X-Men: Origin of the pronunciation of “Xavier”

The pronunciation of Charles Xavier's family name ("egg-savier") is distinctly odd and counterintuitive. Not having read the comics as a kid, when I watched the movies, I was convinced for a long time ...
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How old is Kitty Pryde in Earth 616?

When Kitty Pryde was introduced in Uncanny X-Men 129, she was described as being 13 years old. In Uncanny X-Men 141, we are shown a grown up Katherine Pryde - specifically in the year 2013. We are not ...
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Teen girl refuses to wear skimpy superhero costume. Probably a 90's X-Men comic

I'm struggling to locate a comic panel in which a teen girl in casual clothes is being offered her choice of superhero costumes by an older teen girl. She's appalled by the first choice (some sort of ...
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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 of 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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Were Wolverine's claws formed as part of forming his Adamantium coated skeleton?

Were Wolverine's claws formed as part of forming his Adamantium coated skeleton? Or were they part of his mutation?
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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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Why doesn't Kitty Pryde fall through the ground?

Why doesn't Kitty Pryde fall through the floor when using her special powers to phase? If she can move through walls, etc, surely she should just keep falling down.
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What is Juggernaut's armor made of, and how did he get it?

I was wondering what the armor of Juggernaut is made of. From some comics I read (no idea which universe), and from the movies, it appears to be some kind of thick, heavy metal. But I would be ...
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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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How did Xavier control wire/rope to remove helmet of Sebastian Shaw in First Class?

In "X-Men: First Class", Xavier paused Sebastian Shaw after removing his telepathy-immune helmet. But, he did it using a wire or rope. Telepathic power is supposed to control minds of living organisms,...
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In which order should I watch the X-Men movies to know Wolverine's full sequential story?

I have watched like two X-Men movies before (can't remember which) then I just watched X-men Days of Future Past recently. I got kinda confused about Wolverine (bone claws, then metal claws, then bone ...
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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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How was Azazel captured?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Trask is always trying to capture the mutants alive. It would seem that Azazel was also captured alive, to get his bone and tissue cells. But how was Azazel killed and ...
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Was Grigory Rasputin a mutant?

We know that a couple of Marvel mutants descended from Grigory Rasputin (e.g. Colossus [Pyotr] and his brother Michael and IIRC their cousins). Yet, none of the Wiki/Wikia pages actually mention of ...
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Why doesn't Quicksilver create sonic booms?

In both the comics and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver is described as being able to break the sound barrier. Wikipedia explains sonic booms: A sonic boom is the sound associated with the ...
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Is The Phoenix part of Jean's mind or a separate entity?

In X-Men: The Last Stand, the Phoenix is shown as a part of Jean's subconscious that needed to be "walled off". Is this the case in the comics as well, or is the Phoenix a separate entity that takes ...
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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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Does anyone have a realistic theory to why Wolverine can't regenerate his memory?

I watched the X-men movies and read some of the comics but I couldn't understand how he couldn't just regenerate his brain to get his memories? I thought things associated with his Nervous Systems ...
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Is the Sabretooth from X-Men (2000) Victor Creed?

I've read online that a prequel comic attempts to retcon the two different Sabretooths in the Fox movie franchise, explaining that However, I don't recall any scenes where the big blonde Sabretooth ...
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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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In The Gifted, is Otto Strucker the result of incest?

Watched the latest episode of The Gifted ("threat of eXtinction") yesterday on holiday. It shows Andrea and Andreas von Strucker in a flashback. Later, the character Reed Strucker goes to visit his ...
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Why does Magneto not exhaust himself? Where does he get his energy from?

Magneto is one of the few hero/villains who has done things astronomical in proportion. I'm talking about things more incredible than lifting a 30,000 ton sub, such as creating a worm hole. Yet, with ...
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Telepathy vs. Telekinesis in Marvel Universe

I've been wondering why Professor X, generally considered to be one of the most powerful mutants, was susceptible to physical attacks to his head and body by people using helmets to block his ...
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How did Amix Group get this helicarrier?

In Deadpool, What is the history of this particular helicarrier? And why in particular was it sent to the Amix Group scrap yard?
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Why would Mystique's DNA allow for Sentinels that can duplicate mutant powers?

The future Sentinels in X-Men Days Of Future Past are clearly shown adapting to powers thrown at them by copying them. Isn't that what Rogue's DNA would allow for, not Mystique's? Mystique can just ...
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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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How did Bryan Singer intend to introduce the Phoenix?

In the original X-Men movie, when Magneto's device at the end, there is a quick shot of Jean Grey looking sort of stunned as the wave of energy goes through her. No other characters are shown having ...
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Why does Cyclops believe Phoenix will reverse the de-powering of most mutants?

In Avengers v X-Men #1 Cyclops seems to think that Phoenix will somehow counteract the destruction of all but 200 mutants (from some earlier story I guess). Is this based off an existing known ...
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Could Magneto control Wolverine?

Whether in comics, films, or a new animated tv series, Magneto has always been shown to be exceptionally powerful, whether or not it's lifting a submarine or ripping Adamantium from bone. However, I ...
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Has Morrison's interpretation of the Phoenix Force been referenced?

I recently reread the ending of Morrison's run on New X-Men, the arc "Here Comes Tomorrow" , issues 151-154. I hadn't quite understood the breadth of Morrison's reinterpretation of the Phoenix Force ...
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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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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 ...