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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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Has Magneto ever abducted an enemy and held them hostage for any length of time?

I am currently working on an X-Men fan fiction story which acts as a modern retelling of the original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby stories. After after having the X-Men defeat Magneto the first time, I was ...
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Can Mystique replicate a person by just looking at a photograph?

I have always wondered how Mystique's transformation works. If Mystique has never seen a person, but gets his/her photo with only face visible (passport sized). Can she still replicate him/her? If ...
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Has Wolverine ever changed the silicon seals in his hands?

According to the 1991 Marvel Trading Cards set, Wolverine has "silicon seals" in his hands which "must be periodically replaced". This card, however, is from before it was revealed that Wolverine had ...
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Why do mutants get their specific powers?

There are a few sort of groups of power origins in comics: Genetic from birth (e.g. mutants, aliens), granted/endowed by external means (e.g. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four), or learned/reliant on ...
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If the Marvel Zombies hadn't turned Wolverine, could his healing factor have been utilized to supply them with meat indefinitely?

Since he can regrow tissue/muscle/etc., seems as if he would be a perfect self-regenerating source of food.
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Has Magneto ever derailed a train?

Ever since 1963, we have seen Eric Lensherr/Magneto do many astonishing things, some in comics, some in live-action, and even some in animated TV series. However, one thing I have never heard of the ...
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How can Cyclops miss with his optic blast?

Scott Summers' optic blasts are a discharge of powerful energy beams, they travel at the speed of light in the direction he is looking. How can he miss someone or something if his beam is hitting ...
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What do we know about Cyclops' eye dimension?

So while reading through some old questions and answers I came across this answer: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/33326/44765 In it, it is said that Cyclops doesn't feel recoil from his eye beams ...
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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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Do the three X-mansions in the X-Men franchise count as a continuity error?

The first X-Men movie has a different mansion than the one used in X2 and The Last Stand. First Class and Days of Future Past use a building different to both used in the original trilogy. They are ...
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Are there any mutants who are well-liked by the public? [closed]

Everyone seems to hate mutants, but are there any who are generally well-liked by the public, even when their mutant nature is commonly known?
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What does it mean for Magneto to be able to deflect rays from nuclear explosions?

In a scientific explanation of Magneto’s powers one sentence states that he can reflect the x-rays and gamma rays produced by nuclear explosions. Magneto’s ability to manipulate electromagnetic ...
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Have we seen all of those Hanks?

In Endangered Species Hank McCoy goes on a quest to discover a scientific 'cure' for the events of the House of M. He asks every hero and villain he thinks might help. He nearly loses himself to this ...
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Why is no mutant from X-men series a member of S.H.I.E.L.D?

S.H.I.E.L.D is a group of members involved in saving Earth. All of those characters are fictional characters from Marvel comics. Mutants from the X-Men books are also fictional characters from Marvel ...
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Why are mutants hated, but superheros venerated? [duplicate]

Please correct me if I have misconceptions, I have mostly only seen the movies (I've read a few comics, mostly of the superhero side. Would like to get more into that.). The marvel universe is home ...
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Why aren't more of the mutants having their powers restored?

If you look at the answer supplied to this question: How did Magneto get his powers back after M-Day? you see that Magneto's powers were restored through the High Evolutionary's extremely dangerous ...
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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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What material is Ord's weapon made of?

In Astonishing X-Men #5, Ord, an alien villain hailing from the Breakworld, claims the following: there is no substance on earth this blade cannot cut through. Yet, Wolverine with his beta-...
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Who are Hope's parents?

Hope Summers is the supposed Mutant Messiah. She has the surname Summers but I can't figure out why. Is she directly related to Scott Summers (Cyclops) or is it due to her tutelage by Scott/Cable (...
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Can Angel/Archangel swim?

Warren Worthington III, the X-Man known as both Angel and Archangel, has the mutant ability of flight via feathered and/or techno-organic wings. His mutant powers include superhuman strength in his ...
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What is the full extent of Cypher's omnilingualism? [closed]

Douglas Aaron Ramsey, also known as Doug or Cypher has the mutant power of omnilingualism, aka understanding pretty much any language, both verbal and written. This makes him something of a laughing ...
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Only Professor X goes bald due to his psychic powers, why?

As per the Wikipedia page says With help from his powers and his natural genius, Xavier becomes an excellent student and athlete, though he gives up the latter, believing his powers give him an ...
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Mystique replicating a target's attire, how does it work?

I have always wondered how Mystique's transformation works. Please spare me as I don't read many Marvel comics, just those random ones which I can get. From what is seen in movies, she can instantly ...
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Biological functions of Mystique when morphed [duplicate]

I have always wondered how does Mystique's transformation works. Please spare me as I don't read many Marvel comics, just those random ones which I can get. When Mystique transforms to male ...
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Why is there such a theme of a superheros’ friends becoming their enemy/frenemy?

For example, in Spider-Man (at least the film from 2002), Peter Parker is friends with Green Goblin (or his son?), and in X-Men, Wolverine's "brother" becomes Sabretooth. Why this is so popular?
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Why was X-Men first produced?

What caused X-Men to be first produced, and why has it become such a huge success? I realize today that the X-Men franchise is huge with large grossing movies, but I just want to know what ...
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Limits of Mystique's shapeshifting

I've read that Mystique can turn into animals and inanimate objects, but could she turn into something really small, like a bug? What are the limits of her shapeshifting powers?
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When/How did Wolverine learn about his past?

After a decade-ish hiatus from reading comics, I've recently started reading again. (Marvel Unlimited was the greatest birthday gift ever!) Before stopping, one of the last arcs I had read was the ...
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Why does Nightcrawler get called “elf”?

Why does Nightcrawler get called "elf" by the X-Men? I thought he was a mutant human like the rest.
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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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Who is the artist for the Kitty and Peter pages?

All-New X-Men issue 25 has a ton of guest artists, each doing a page or two. In the issue, there's a two page story of Kitty and Piotr that's in an adorable art style. Since the pages don't have ...
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What was Captain Britain's reaction to Psylocke's new body?

Was there ever a comic or a storyline that showed their reunion after Betsy Braddock's mind was placed in Kwannon's body?
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Avengers vs X-Men ending: isn’t it all The Avengers fault? [closed]

If in the very beginning of AvX events The Avengers wouldn’t interfere and attack the X-Men and end up splitting the Phoenix Force apart: Scott, Emma, and the Phoenix 5 would’ve never existed the ...
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What's the reading order for Age of X?

I've seen several discussions regarding the preferred reading order for the "Age of X" storyline but it seems they just listed the release order and quite often, that's not the way it works. As the ...
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Who was the first X-Man recruited by Professor X?

In the comic books who was the first X-Man that Professor X recruited?
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Will Wolverine ever die naturally?

Wolverine's incredible regeneration power heals and repairs his body when damaged. Does this power work against aging and tissue decaying processes? or, aging processes affect his regeneration power ...
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How did Hope's birth affect the multiverse?

In some of Warren Ellis' work on Astonishing X-Men, issues #25-30 ("Ghost Box"), some nefarious individuals from other Earths use a Ghost Box to cross over to Earth-616, finding it relatively ...
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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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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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When Magneto removed the adamantium from Wolverine's body in X-Men #25, why does Xavier call him “Magnus”?

Born Max Eisenhardt, Magnus was one of Magneto's aliases, used after being in concentration camps, and living with Magda (the mother of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) after an outbreak of his ...
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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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Age of Ultron #9 - Wolverine's weakness?

In the latest AU issue, where both wolverines are faced with the choice of deciding which one goes back to the 'original' time line with Sue Storm...im just not exactly sure what happened in those ...
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What's the recommended reading order for Fall of the Mutants (X-Men)?

I've been searching the net for some definitive (or even a suggestion) for a reading order for this X-Men crossover but I'm coming up blank. The best one I saw was from this site but I'm a bit ...
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Can Mystique shapeshift into non-humanoid animals in the comics?

In X-Men: Evolution, Mystique is shown to shapeshift into a wolf and an eagle. The powers and abilities of characters have been a little different for many characters when jumping between mediums and ...
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Will Marvel's next film include Iron Man and the X-Men together?

At the end of the movie The Wolverine, when Logan was about to enter a security metal detector, there was an ad on the TV screen which shows “TRASK” industries. That’s an anagram of “STARK” ...
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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 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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Why are Wolverine and Kitty Pryde headmaster and headmistress?

I've just started reading the Wolverine and X-Men series without reading all the backstory and was wondering how on earth it was these two that ended up heading the new school, especially Wolverine? ...
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What titles are involved with Avengers Vs X-men?

The Wikipedia page on the Avengers Vs X-men it lists: Titles involved [with Avengers Vs X-men] This literature-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Prologue Marvel Point One (...
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Where does Beast bring 5 original X-Men from past to present?

In a "Previously" blurb of "Wolverine and the X-Men #24", they say: "Beast, ... made a desperate play of bringing the original five X-Men from the past to the present". But I read every single "...