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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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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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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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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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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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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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What happens to parts of Mystique that are cut off?

In the original X-Men movie, Mystique takes the form of Wolverine, including the appearance of having Adamantium claws. The claws are clearly not actual Adamantium though, as Wolverine is able to ...
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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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How much of Thor's power could Rogue steal?

While my experience with the comics are very limited, Rogue has been one of my favorite X-Men since the Animated Series was on TV when I was a kid. The capability of absorbing an enemy's strengths and ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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If Magneto's metal helmet can block Professor X's telepathic powers, why can't Wolverine's adamantium skull?

Do we know anything about the difference in the concept between those two cases?
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What is Wolverine's full name?

I know his name is Logan, but I don't actually know if it's his first name, or last name, or if he even has a first and a last name. To my understanding he ran away from his parents and chose to name ...
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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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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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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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When did Spider-Man fight against the X-Men?

I remember reading some of my uncle's old comics a long time ago - these were from the 80s or earlier. One scene that stands out is a scene where a bunch of Marvel heroes were in a large alien base. ...
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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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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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Can Rogue harness Wolverine's adamantium blades after touching him?

Rogue has the ability to harness the abilities of other mutants for a short while upon any sort of skin contact. Upon touching Wolverine she is able to use his regenerative properties but what about ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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What materials can Kitty Pryde not phase through? Can she phase through adamantium?

What materials can Kitty Pryde not phase through? Could she phase through adamantium? Please provide citations to back up your answer to each question.
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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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To what extent are Wolverine's claws indestructible?

It's said that Wolverine's Adamantium claws are indestructible. However, when he rubs his claws against each other, it creates sparks. Don't sparks represent damage/chipping? Are Wolverine's claws ...
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"My mom once knew a guy who could do that" said Peter to Eric. Do they have any relation?

In X-Men Days of Future Past, when Peter saved Eric from prison, in the scene where they were both in elevator, Peter said to Eric: "They told me you control metal, you know, my mom once knew a guy ...
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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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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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Did we ever see Professor Charles Xavier control animals?

In the movie, Logan (2017), we have seen Charles Xavier Did he ever control any animal other than humans in any other movies? Did he ever get into the head of an animal in any comics or cartoons?
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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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Was President Kennedy a mutant, or did Magneto lie?

In the X-Men: Days of the Future Past movie, Magneto was inside the Pentagon prison because he killed JFK (the bullet turned in the air as per official records.) Later, when Xavier asked Magneto about ...
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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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