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Why Doesn't the Adamantium Bone Covering Kill Wolverine?

I've seen the Adamantium covering over Wolverine's skeleton discussed here before, as well as on many sites on the web. I've also seen different info on what was covered. I'm not a huge X-Men fan, ...
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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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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 Mystique create objects?

When Mystique shape-shifts, she looks like the person she wants to imitate with their clothes on. Now, if she removes these clothes and puts them away and then returns to her original form, do the ...
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Is there a set limit on mutant abilities, where they're deemed too unrealistic?

In the X-Men universe, as a sampling, we have: Energy projection (Cyclops) Physical modification (Beast, Nightcrawler, Angel, Toad) Plus shape-shifting (Mystique) Teleportation (Nightcrawler) ...
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How does Mystique change height?

If mass and matter cannot be created nor destroyed, then how does Mystique get taller or shorter, for example when she Do her atoms and organs simply rearrange themselves? Does she become more dense?
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Could Wolverine survive a nuclear bomb?

According to the Marvel wiki on adamantium , A sufficient amount is capable of surviving multiple nuclear explosions with no damage. And an answer on another question here says that Wolverine can ...
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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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If Wolverine regenerated a limb, would it be covered in adamantium?

We've discussed Wolverine regenerating his body after nuclear explosions, but his adamantium-laced skeleton was left in tact afterwards. After Magneto ripped the adamantium from his body, Wolverine ...
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Can Wolverine survive without oxygen?

Wolverine has survived even a nuclear bomb. Even poisons don't work on him. He seems immortal due to his regeneration powers. Can he survive without oxygen while his body exists in full working state ...
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Has there ever been a member of the X-Men who wasn't a mutant?

In the Marvel Universe there are humans, mutates (humans bestowed with powers), gods, aliens, Homo Superior Superiors (evolution's solution to the mutant problem), and mutants. Are the X-Men an ...
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Why did hot Adamantium not destroy Wolverine's body while replacing his skeleton?

It's true that his healing power can repair his body, but it takes time (based on the movie series). Hot adamantium (which destroyed his skeleton to take its space) was able to destroy his body ...
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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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Does Quicksilver's walkman speed up with him?

In Days Of Future Past, Quicksilver spends a lot of time playing with electronics. In his famous tour de force scene in the Pentagon, he specifically puts his headphones on before running around the ...
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How can Wolverine stand with so much Adamantium?

Adamantium is an indestructible metal in the Marvel Comics. Wolverine was infused with the metal. But since the metal is indestructible it means it is dense, very dense. How can Wolverine stand ...
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In the X-Men movie franchise, were the third and fourth movie written out of the timeline?

Much like Superman III and IV were kind of just...ignored... was it the same with the 3rd and 4th X-Men movies when X-Men: First Class came out? It seems that most of the inconsistancies with the ...
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Is Magneto's power magnetism or can he manipulate all metals?

I just watched the third movie and humanity ends up using plastic to counter Magneto. That made me wonder why they didn't use non magnetic metals? Is he able to manipulate non magnetic metals and ...
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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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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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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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Does Wolverine still get his adamantium skeleton after Days of Future Past?

At the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see What I'm wondering is: Plus I guess this is now an alternate time line, so there's probably no canon that covers this. Any suggestions?
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X-Men Story/Chronology 2000 - 2010

I used to be a big fan of the comics, and I am really interested in getting back in. Where should I start reading from 2000 to 2010, there are so many different side stories now I find it really ...
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What are bamfs?

Bamfs appear in Wolverine & the X-men comic. But I can't find a single scrap of evidence for their origins on the internet. Where are they from? Edit: I'm increasingly convinced that when ...
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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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Has Charles Xavier ever exhibited the ability to freeze minds/time in the comics?

In the X-Men movies, Professor Charles Xavier exhibits the ability to freeze minds, effectively stopping time for people on a fairly large scale, freezing everyone in the Oval Office and an entire ...
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How do Wolverine's claws come back on "DoFP" after "The Wolverine"

"The Wolverine" movie is a prequel for "Days of Future Past" (because it shows DoFP related scenes on the after-credits). So Wolverine has bone claws when The Wolverine movie ends, and on DoFP it has ...
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Is this character being impersonated?

At the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Drowned Logan is retrieved from the river by Stryker and a rescue crew. We see Stryker's eyes shift colour, but not to the red/yellow of Mystique. Who is ...
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How does Ant Man size up against other Marvel heroes?

To what extent has Ant Man interacted with other Marvel heroes such as the X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, etc.? Has he fought alongside them (or perhaps against them) in any 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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How does Cyclops see?

From official Marvel Universe wiki: Due to a head injury, Cyclops is unable to shut off his optic blasts at will and must therefore wear ruby quartz lenses to block the beams. From the same page:...
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In what order should I read the X-men comics?

This question is about 2000-2010, but I want to start from the very beginning. I know that Uncanny X-Men is the first one, but there are so many after them. In what order should I start reading them?...
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Why do the people in MarvelVerse dislike X-Men more than other superheroes?

As ScreenJunkies snarkily wisely noted in "Honest Trailers - X-Men Trilogy": In the world where people cheer the Fantastic Four, Avengers, Spider-Man, those same people will inexplicably hate the X-...
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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 Don't let it control you. Then, Wolverine manages to open some door, and ...
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What timeline is the post-credit scene at the end of The Wolverine in?

Through the X-Men film universe (X-Men 1-3, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and The Wolverine), we see at least three distinct timelines/alternate realities. ...
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How can Kitty Pryde achieve time travel with her phasing abilities?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, how does Kitty Pryde suddenly get the power to send people's minds back in time? Initially she was only able to phase through objects and could extend this power to ...
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Could Wolverine's claws be prevented from unsheathing if his wrists are bent?

When retracted, Wolverine's claws are stored in his arms. In order to unsheathed them, they must pass though his wrist and move along the space between his knuckles. Due to the way Wolverine's claws ...
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Can the power of Wolverine be nullified?

From the movie X-Men 3: The Last Stand. The dart with the Jimmy/Leech's power that cures mutants hits Wolverine. Will he be cured or be immune? It seems to me (without reference) that the cure ...
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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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Why is Wolverine drawn on Avengers side in AvX Program Guide?

In Avengers vs. X-Men Program Guide (free at ComiXology), why is the Wolverine depicted fighting in the Avengers side of the brawl instead of X-Men?
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Why doesn't Professor Xavier use Wolverine's healing power to fix his legs?

Why hasn't Professor X used Wolverine's DNA to heal his spine, or whatever injury caused him to be unable to use his legs. If Stryker can put DNA (with powers) into anyone, why doesn't Professor X, ...
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Is Wolverine an alcoholic?

Wolverine's love of beer is fairly well known. According to Wikipedia, he can even suffer the effects of intoxication if he binges. However, does he have an actual alcohol dependence? Considering ...
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Where do the X-Men get all their money/funding?

Charles Xavier's father was a "wealthy nuclear scientist". In the beginning, Charles personally bankrolled the Xavier Institute/X-Men using his family's money. This included, but was not limited to ...
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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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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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How has Magneto aged so gracefully?

Magneto currently resides with Cyclops on utopia and is barely showing any signs of aging, despite being born in the 1920s. I realize that this is also the case for many other characters in cartoons ...
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How can Quicksilver run with someone without injuring them?

If Quicksilver can go that fast, if he didn't hold the person’s neck while running with them would his sudden burst of speed snap their neck? Or would they just have whiplash like in X-Men: Days Of ...
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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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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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Is Wolverine an organ donor?

I was curious about the nature of Wolverine's healing abilities and some of its oddities. I've heard that Angel can provide limited healing via blood donation. Are there any canon examples of ...
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Is the red beam coming out of CYCLOPS' eye a laser beam?

We have all seen that Cyclops projects a red-coloured beam out of his eyes. What is that red beam. Is it laser or something else?
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