Questions tagged [x-men]

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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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Nightcrawler in X2 and Apocalypse

In X2, it appears that Jean and Storm don't know who Nightcrawler is. In Apocalypse, they do. By my understanding, Apocalypse was set in an earlier chronological time reference. What's going on?
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Why is it that Cyclops and Havok are immune to each other's powers? Does this apply to all mutant siblings?

I know Havok has a limited degree of energy absorption powers, but Cyclops doesn't and he's still immune to Havok's abilities.
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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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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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Are there any specifics given as to how the Genosha mutant power suppression technology works?

In the X-Men franchise, there are numerous human made tech which somehow stop mutants from utilizing their abilities. It doesn't matter if the power is physical, psionic, or energy based; once applied,...
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Was there a purposeful dual use of the names Warlock and Magus in Marvel Comic Canon?

Reading through All-New X-Factor shortly after Annihilation caused me some confusion. The X-Factor books deal with the Technarch race with Magus as the King of Kvch and his son Warlock who is a member ...
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Has Warlock existed in any of Moira's previous lives?

(Note. The title is enough to ask the basic question - I'm explaining the rationale behind it at some length here before asking it in full.) In Marvel's "House of X"/"Powers of X" ...
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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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About the absence of metal in machinery and buildings of the past

In X-Men: Days of Future Past I see several things about absence of metal that I am a bit skeptical about. For example, Magneto is being held under the Pentagon and there should be no metal ...
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Why is Wolverine's hand missing?

In the picture below it appears that (this version of) Wolverine has only got one hand and one set of claws, the other hand seems to be missing. What happened to his missing hand and claws? How did ...
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Can Cyclops fly?

Canonically, Cyclops's optic blast causes a concussive blast while there is no noticeable opposed force on his face as some sort of recoil. Does this mean that he could use his optic blasts as some ...
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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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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 is Professor X still paralyzed and bald after X-Men Days of Future Past? [duplicate]

Wolverine was sent back in time and he changed the timeline. But if he changed the events of X-Men: First Class, Apocalypse, etc. then how did he get paralyzed and bald?
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With her enhanced durability and resistance, is Rogue capable of getting physically sick?

Rogue from the X-men is a utant with the ability to take bio-energy, and thus powers, from other mutants and super beings. At her base, though, while mutant, her genome is still essentially human. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is Cyclops’ mutant power just an organic version of Iron Man's repulsor tech?

They occupy the same universe so we have to assume the same physics apply. Iron Man's repulsor tech is described as an inertia-less one-way kinetic blast. At higher energy levels, it can can even ...
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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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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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Is Ice Man [Bobby Drake] an only child?

Speaking mostly here of the "main" 616 universe, because I know it can vary, but other versions with siblings would be interesting to see. The reason I ask is because, for Bobby especially, these ...
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Why didn't Spider-man become a member of the X-Men?

Why didn't Spider-man join the roster of X-Men? EDIT-( Until I asked this question, I had always thought he was a mutant.)
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Did Nightcrawler ever get to be a priest?

Nightcrawler for a long time thought he had managed to become an ordained priest, but for some reason this was retconned as an illusion and all his hard work was undone. Did he eventually become a ...
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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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Days of Future Past: why did Magneto have to be broken out?

In Days of Future Past, Wolverine's consciousness is sent to the 1970s to warn a young Professor X about the threat that the Sentinel program poses. In order to prevent the Sentinel program from being ...
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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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What is the situation for precog mutants outside Krakoa?

I have just read in "House of X" that Moira Kinross admonishes Magneto and Xavier about having mutants with precog abilities in Krakoa, because she fears people who can see into the future may bring ...
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Has any author ever attempted to explain Magneto's fitness and longevity? [duplicate]

Many superheros have their origins in/around world war 2 or older events, Wonder woman was a nurse, captain america was a soldier, but other these characters very super powers explain their lack of ...
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Has Karma Ever Removed Her Metal Leg?

I was largely curious of this because I know very little of the character after she got her prosthetic leg. I was just curious, has she ever been shown to remove it? If so, for what purpose?
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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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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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Can Magneto control light as well?

As Magneto has control of magnetism, can he create darkness? Light itself is an electromagnetic wave, and eliminating the magnetic part of light might cause it to be “invisible” to the human eye.
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Is the Juggernaut immortal by default?

Originally, I was going to ask "How old is Cain Marco as the Juggernaut?" Then I got to thinking... technically speaking, Cain was always seen as Charles older half/step brother (depending on the ...
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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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What was the device used to knock out Hank and the others?

After the explosion at the mansion, Stryker arrives and orders one of his men to use what looks like an oversized megaphone to knock out our friends. What was this device? As there's no description ...
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What are Apocalypse's original mutant powers, and what abilities did he gain from the Celestial technology?

I was always a bit uncertain of the difference between the two. I checked around, and got some good ideas, but nothing concrete. Most followed the format (or at least, maintained the same level of ...
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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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In Asmus' “Gambit” run, who or what could have made Joelle immortal?

The 2012-2013 run of Gambit, by James Asmus and Clay Mann, introduced Joelle, a lady thief, counterpart and love interest of Gambit. Throughout the chapters it's shown that something is definitely ...
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What is known about these “Captain Raygun” characters?

In X-Men 2 you see in a very short scene the name of a jet-pilot, CAPT. RAYGUN MacLAI. I googled a bit, but only found a name from battlestar galactica which sounds similar, Captain Raymond "Raygun" ...
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Why does Azazel not have to see to teleport?

Nightcrawler has to see the area that he is going to teleport to. He explains the reason why in the 2nd X-Men film - that he can end up in a wall and die instantly. So why and how can Azazel, the ...
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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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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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Is Magneto officially an Omega Level Mutant?

I've read various forums suggesting he is an Omega Level Mutant (I agree with others that this term maybe needs rewording or defining) however in my experience he has never been officially mentioned ...
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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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Unknown X-Men: Something to do with Motorcycles

I remember reading this comic in the very early days of the New Mutants, likely the first year of their series and somewhere most likely in the 1-10 in the series. This mutant wasn't a X-man, I don't ...
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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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