Questions tagged [x-men]

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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 ...
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Mystique and transformed physical abilities

Related: Can Mystique create objects? Spoilers ahead. In the first movie, when Mystique impersonates Wolverine, she was able to cut the chain holding the door in place with her "claws". Then, in ...
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Can Professor X / other psychics detect physical abnormalities/defects that directly cause mental ones?

There are cases when physical defects, injuries, etc. can cause different mental conditions. For example, I knew of a guy in real life who was super nice to everyone, but all of a sudden would ...
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Wolverine (with a criss crossed skin?) rescues the X-men which are in a strange hallucinated world

Some 20 years ago (I feel old: we are talking the first half of the 90s) I was reading (in italian translation, so probably we were lagging some years with respect to the original publication dates) ...
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When Wolverine regenerates, how does his hair know when to stop growing?

When Wolverine regenerates, why does his hair stop growing? EDITED TO ADD: In Avengers vs. X-Men #3, he goes from this to this
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How does Xavier get the use of his legs back after “X-Men: First Class”?

At the end of First Class, Xavier is paralysed, and him and Magneto split paths. However at the beginning of Last Stand, it flashes back 20 years, and you see the grown up Xavier and Magneto, friends, ...
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Is the first X-Men film the only time Jean Grey has been slimed by Toad?

In the first X-Men film, during the Statue of Liberty fight, Cyclops, Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Storm are ambushed by Mystique and Toad, who had both been alerted earlier of the X-Men's arrival. ...
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How old is Wolverine?

How old is Wolverine? Wasn't he in the civil war or something? It seems like movies keep showing flashbacks of earlier and earlier events.
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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 on it. This is called inertia. There are more implications of this, ...
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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 animated series intro, there is a clash between the 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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How are Victor Creed & Logan related to each other?

In X-Men Origins: Wolverine it's stated that Victor & Logan are "brothers". Which parent/s do they share?
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Can Kitty Pryde phase the floor beneath people's feet?

Can Shadowcat touch the floor and have enemy drop down through the floor like there's suddenly nothing under them?
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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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If Rogue absorbs Magneto's power then why can't she escape?

In the first X-Men movie (2000), at the final showdown, Magneto forces his powers upon Rogue so she can be the catalyst in his machine. But if Rogue has Magneto's power, rendering him temporarily ...
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How could Magneto stop the bullet fired at the police officer's head?

In the first X-Men movie, Magneto is shown to stop a bullet in mid-flight. How can this be possible? Magneto's power is the control of magnetic forces but normal bullets are made from nonferrous (non-...
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When does Professor X lose his ability to walk? [duplicate]

At the end of the X-Men first class movie, magneto deflects a bullet causing it to render professor X - who was a boy at the time - to become paralyzed in his legs. However in The last stand when ...
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Is Jean Grey the only person Toad has slimed?

In Bryan Singer's first of the mutant movies, "X-Men", a scene in the Statue of Liberty depicts Toad spewing a thick green goo at Jean which hardens to her face, blocking off her air. Due to her ...
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Is there any evidence that this character survived the explosion in X-Men: Apocalypse?

In X-Men Apocalypse, is there any evidence that: survived the explosion of ?
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When did Toad get a flaming tongue?

So, I was on the Internet earlier, and as I was browsing through some X-Men sites, I read that apparently Toad has developed a new mutation where he can now engulf his tongue in flames. So... can ...
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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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Identify this X-Men scene?

I remember watching a X-Men cartoon scene on TV in 90s. My cartoon senses say that it wasn't the popular X-Men: The Animated series. Here are the details I remember: Extended hands were shown from ...
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How does Kitty Pryde know/learn to control her time travel power

In the film Days of Future Past it is explained that only the person that is sent back remembers the other timeline, and Kitty Pryde herself does not remember the other timeline. Given this, everytime ...
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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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Can Kitty Pryde phase through material attached to her (e.g. Toad's slime)

If Kitty Pryde has some material directly attached to her, can she phase through the material and leave it behind? Or would the material phase with her? It has been shown that she can phase other ...
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In what comic does Prof X say, “If we do that we'll be no better than Hitler, Stalin, or Doctor Doom”?

It's from a scene in a comic from the late 70s to mid-80s. Probably from Secret Wars (1985), but I may be wrong. A few heroes are talking, and a difficult choice is being debated. Professor X says, "...
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How does Cyclops sleep?

Usually when someone wakes up, they open their eyes. Not a good thing if you're Scott Summers. So does he wear something to prevent his optic rays bursting out of his eyeballs when he wakes up? I ...
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Can Magneto move molten steel?

Magneto has the ability to move steel, but can he move liquid or molten steel, so he can use it to burn buildings and humans?
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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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Why did Professor X smile before being killed by the Phoenix?

In the scene where Professor X and Magneto go to Jean Grey's house after she woke up and escaped, he says something like Do not let it control you. Then, Wolverine manages to open some door, and ...
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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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Why did Gambit always use the Ace of Spades?

In the 90s X-Men animated series, it seems that the only card we ever see 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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Has anyone ever tried to fix Professor X's back?

With all the mutant powers out there, including X-Men Apocalypse... have there ever been comics or movies that suggest anyone has ever fixed Professor X's back, or tried and failed? Or has any writer ...
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How does Shadowcat keep her clothes on?

No, I am not insinuating that Kitty Pryde is some kind of serial nudist. It's a matter of her power. She is capable of phasing through solid objects, and I am willing to believe that she is capable ...
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How can Scott Summers see? [duplicate]

Scott Summers (aka Cyclops) has super powerful energy beams constantly firing from his eyes. The only way he can prevent the beams from destroying everything is by closing his eyes or by wearing ...
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What happens to Angel Dust at the end of the Deadpool movie?

The movie shows that Colossus carries Negasonic and Angel Dust to safety when the junkyard structure collapses but Angel Dust isn't shown anymore after Ajax/Francis is killed. Is there any information ...
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Did Chris Claremont have to change his long-term plans for the X-Men in the early '90s?

During the early '90s comic book industry boom, the X-Men received a massive overhaul and a new #1 issue, one that would go on to become the Guinness-certified official best-selling comic book of all ...
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Are the ages of the original five X-Men ever stated?

I was looking through some of the old-school X-Men comics the other day, you know, the first set by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby? I noticed something odd, though: Iceman's age is the only stated age. At no ...
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Can Magneto perform induction heating?

Magneto has control over magnetic fields, very high strength ones, but can he apply fast moving alternating fields? If so he should be able to perform induction heating, in fact, with his power he ...
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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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Why are there no nipples on Mystique's blue boobs?

In comics, Mystique wears a bra. But, in the currently running X-Men movie franchise, she runs around naked. And yet, she doesn't have nipples. I am asking from out-of-universe perspective, of ...
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Can Magneto Lift Thor's Hammer?

One of my friends posted this on FaceBook: and it got me wondering if Magneto's power over metal was strong enough to lift/control Mjolnir.
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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 starts blinking, ...
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Does Magneto really need to point his hand while using his powers?

Magneto points his hand towards an object in most cases to use his power but in few cases he does without that. Here are few examples: X-Men Apocalypse (Youtube Clip) In factory when he goes back ...