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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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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How did the Marauders know about Hope in the Messiah Complex?

At the beginning of Messiah Complex, the Marauders are already on the scene when Hope is born. Later on we find out that the Marauder's have access to Nimrod (the robot, not Elmer Fudd) 'future tech'....
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How did the Purifiers know about Hope in Messiah Complex?

At the beginning of Messiah Complex, the Purifiers are already on the scene when Hope is born. Later on we find out that The Reverend Stryker found out about it from a prophecy, which is not ...
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When/how did the marauders capture Rogue?

It transpires during Messiah CompleX that the Marauders have captured Rogue. When did this happen? I thought Rogue was too powerful to be kidnapped by anyone. Mystique mentions ...Strain 88, the ...
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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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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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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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Who was in the room in the X-Men Mansion?

When Deadpool is in the hallway talking Who else was in the room?
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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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Is Rogue's power absorption ability limited to just the skin on her hands?

In the X-Men movies whenever Rogue touched someone she would temporarily get their powers. And that is why she had to wear gloves all the time, but what I'm wondering is was it only her hands that had ...
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What happens if Hope copies Rogue?

Hope can copy mutant abilities, while Rogue steals them (albeit temporarily). If Rogue has a collection of stolen/borrowed abilities and Hope copies her, does she get the collected abilities or just ...
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Why doesn't Rogue have super strength and the ability to fly?

In the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, why doesn't Rogue have the abilities of Ms. Marvel? The Wikipedia page on the series links the characters to their main Wikipedia entries, which says ...
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How can Cyclops' optic blasts burn or melt objects?

I read recently that Cyclops' optic blasts don't produce heat. I found this very surprising. I watched X-Men: The Animated Series growing up, and re-watched it not that long ago as an adult. I ...
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Can Wolverine swim?

I am talking about Wolverine with adamantium. I don't know the weight of Wolverine, but is Wolverine with adamantium bones rather heavier than with calcium bones? If some one has a canonical ...
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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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Are any of the X-Men comic covers or pages in the movie Logan pre-existing?

In the movie Logan (2017) there are a number of X-Men comic covers and pages. I looked up the cover to one issue (#132? The funeral cover) featured on-screen, and it did not match the cover I found ...
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What is Apocalypse wearing?

In the movie, we can see that Apocalypse is wearing some kind of suit It seems this suit is regarded with equal importance to his life. What is this suit, and why is it so important? What is it made ...
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What makes Victor stronger than pre-adamantium Wolverine?

In Wolverine Origins, Stryker convinces Wolverine that he needs his help to defeat Victor, a.k.a, Sabertooth. However, we also know that the only reason Victor is not offered adamantium is that his ...
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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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Out of two organic lumps of Wolverine, what decides which one would regenerate to full Wolverine?

Wolverine has regenerated from his skeleton. He can return from even a single cell. Cut off Wolverine's finger. A new finger will be grown from his body, but the dismembered finger will not be grown ...
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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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Why didn't the X-Jet use its cloak in X2?

In X2 we see an aerial battle involving some U.S. fighter jets and the X2. Storm and Jean do everything they can to get away from the jets, and end up having to take them down. However, we know from X-...
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Did X-Men: Magneto Testament ever get a sequel?

Due to how awesome the five-issue series X-Men: Magneto Testament was at fleshing out the character of Magneto, I was just curious, was there ever a sequel made? One of the main reasons I ask is due ...
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What actually happens when adamantium strikes adamantium?

In the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, when Wolverine escaped after the experiment, he took shelter in the house of an old couple. Inside the house, when he touches his blades in the washroom, they ...
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Do deposits of Adamantium exist? [duplicate]

In-universe, if someone is willing to make a sword out of Adamantium (for example to fight Wolverine), are there places where they could find it? Is this a metal that one can mine or purchase? And if ...
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Was there an X-Men comic where somebody kept calling Magneto “Magento”?

I have a vague recollection of an X-Men comic book in which another villain has allied with Magneto, but he (intentionally or not--I don't remember, and it may not have been clear in the comic) keeps ...
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X-Men story identification: Firestarter boy

The story is from a comic book I read in the 90s. The X-Men discover a mutant boy, maybe 6 to 10 years of age, whose mutant power is pyrokinesis. I faintly remember that the boy was a sweet little ...
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What is a Bamf? [duplicate]

Before you get confused by the title, I am aware that the term bamf is used when Nightcrawler teleports. However, I have recently started reading All-New X-Men: Inevitable, and there is a character ...
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When a speedster runs does everything become colder? [closed]

So I was watching X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the prison break scene when Quicksilver deviates all the bullets, he first tastes whatever they were cooking in the kitchen. So it got me thinking, if ...
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Which X-Men movies should I watch before Deadpool?

I want to watch Deadpool, but I have heard the character has appeared in X-Men series too. My question is, if I watch X-Men before Deadpool, will it enhance my interest in the Deadpool character?
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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 1990 X-Men cartoon and X-Men:Evolution series....
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Why did Apocalypse choose Psylocke and Angel?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Apocalypse chooses to surround himself with four mutants whom he has personally empowered to become stronger. In the opening clip, we see the original four had: Death powers (we ...
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Why the name “Cable”?

Wolverine: Cyclops? [looks at Storm] Storm. [looks at Xavier] What do they call you? "Wheels"? Most comic book characters have names which are so befitting them, or are so ...
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Why are Weapon XI and Deadpool totally different? [duplicate]

Just saw the Deadpool movie (amazing movie). Before watching this movie, I was sure he would have the same abilities as Weapon XI (from X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Stryker activates a mouth-sewn ...
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What was Wolverine doing during X-Men:First Class?

In the 2011 superhero movie X-Men: First Class, Wolverine has a cameo while, in my own words, Magneto and Prof X are out recruiting X-Men. First Class is set in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. ...
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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 ...
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X-Men Origins: Why is Deadpool able to shoot lasers?

In X-Men Origins, Scott Summers lost his eyes, which were then put into Deadpool. After this event, in X-Men 1 through X-Men 3 Scott was still able to fire lasers, implying that the mutant ability was ...
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Why was Quicksilver vulnerable to Scarlet Witch's curse in the Decimation comics?

Spoiler from Uncanny Avengers #4! In the Decimation story arc, the overwhelming majority of mutants lost their powers due to the magic done by Scarlet Witch. This evidently included Quicksilver (...
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Did Professor Xavier ever show regret for altering Spider-Man’s memories?

In Secret Wars #3, Professor Xavier modifies Spider-Man’s memories because he overheard plans the X-Men had made to leave the group of heroes. In issue #4, Professor Xavier tells Magneto that what he ...
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Are all X-Men films in the same canon (practically)

There seem to be (so far) 7 X-Men films (as per Wikia): 1.1 X-Men (2000) 1.2 X2 (2003) 1.3 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) 1.4 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) 1.5 X-Men: First Class (2011) 1.6 The ...
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Is Colossus strong only when he transforms? [duplicate]

The superhuman strength of Colossus is given to him only when he transforms or does he have superhuman strength all the time? If possible I would like answer both from comic universe and x-men movie ...
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Why can Professor Xavier walk in Secret Wars?

In Secret Wars #1, Professor Xavier is transported to Battleworld with his wheelchair, and Mr. Fantastic states in issue #3 that he wasn't originally in it (I assume he was in bed or something). Mr....
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What evidence is there that the two Moira MacTaggerts in the XCU are the same person?

We first encountered Moira MacTaggert in the 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand. The movie takes place sometime in the "near future" of the 2000's. She appears to be a 30-something year old doctor on Muir ...
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Where does Toad's slime power come from?

Where does Toad's ability to spit thick, instantly hardening, suffocating slime come from, you know that slime he used on Jean Grey in the first Bryan Singer X-Men film? I've seen it in some of the X-...
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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 many mutants were there on Earth at one time, in Marvel comics?

When Genosha was attacked by Sentinels, it had become a large population centre for mutantkind, with sixteen million residents killed in the attack. I assume there were at least a few million who didn'...
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Is Charles Xavier the only one whose powers were not permanently affected?

In X-Men Apocalypse, Apocalypse permanently enhances any mutant he chooses. In order of appearance Apocalypse increases the powers of Storm Psylocke Angel Magneto By all accounts every one of them ...