Questions tagged [x-men]

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Why is it called a “healing factor”?

Wikipedia and Marvel both list wolverines main mutation as a Healing Factor. A healing factor of...what? 2? 3? Over 9000? Every time I've used the term 'factor' in the sense of it describing ...
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Who else is both an X-man and an Avenger?

I know that Beast is both a member of the X-men, and a (Secret) Avenger. Is there anyone else who is a current Avenger member as well as being a current X-man? Ex-members of either don't count ...
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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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Do children inherit their parents' powers in the X-Men universe? [duplicate]

In the X-men universe, when two mutants have a child, does the child inherit their parents' powers? If this is the case, does the child inherit only one parent's power or both, or do they develop ...
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Mutated animals in X-men (/Ultimate X-men)

In Ultimate X-Men #18 when Xavier talks about how he and MacTaggert started their work, he mentions "Boys made of steam, dogs made of ice cream." Even if this is a humorous remark, it still seems to ...
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What is a good starting point to read about Wolverine and the X-Men?

Can someone direct me to which comic or series of comics to start reading so I can understand Logan's story line better? Is there an order I should be reading the comics in? Is the X-Men story over? ...
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How does Cyclops' Visor work to hold massive optic blast force? [duplicate]

Due to head injuries, Cyclops can't control his optic blasts at will. So, he wears Visor to prevent unwanted damages of his surrounding. In Civil War: X-Men #4, Ironman measured Cyclops' optic blast ...
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What are the upper limits of Cyclops' Optic Blast?

I feel like nothing would be able to survive an un-visored optic blast stare down, but what are Scotts limits?
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The X-FACTOR gene in Ultimate X-men

Reading the Ultimate X-men #15 I see that Xavier claims that "98% of all known mutants test positive for the X-FACTOR gene". Isn't the X-FACTOR gene what makes a mutant or does this simply include ...
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Have there been clashes between the Avengers and the X-Men before?

Marvel's big comic event at the moment is Avengers v X-Men. In the answer to another question, the Avengers were mentioned as being somewhat anti-mutant. That obviously seems to potentially set them ...
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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, 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 cartoon either starts, ...
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What mental troubles did Forge have, and why didn't he go with the X-Men?

In Astonishing X-Men #29 (part of the "Ghost Box" story arc), the X-Men go to see Forge when they discover he was creating new mutants by adding a third chromosome to people's genomes. On the way, ...
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How many times has Wolverine lost his memories?

I always laugh with my friends whenever Wolverine loses his memories. Fire an Adamantium bullet on his head or blow out his body.. He loses his memories & start gaining it over time. I want to ...
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Evidence of the X-Gene in 'normal' heroes in the Marvel Universe

Reading through Brett White's question about Hawkeye got me thinking about whether some of the characters in the Marvel Universe who get their skills through training may have had a helping hand. ...
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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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where to start with the X-Men with Marvel NOW! coming up?

I want to get into reading the X-Men. So far, I have no experience with them. Since the X-Men have a very long history, it might be very confusing to get into the story. And I do not want to catch up ...
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Why has Namor joined the X-men?

In the Avengers vs X-men preview, the line-up shows Namor as an x-man, and indeed he's in the preview comic! I did some research and it turns out Xavier and Magneto have long (since 1964!) suspected ...
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Where does Madrox the Multiple Man store all of his duplicates?

Jamie Madrox, also known as Multiple Man, is a mutant starring in Marvel Comics' X-Factor. Madrox can, upon receiving a physical impact, create duplicates of himself. Like this: Wikipedia goes into ...
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Source of the X-Men's mutations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a set limit on mutant abilities, where they're deemed too unrealistic? In X-Men: First Class (2011) Prof X hypothesizes that the source of the spike in human ...
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Has Hope Summers ever mimicked a psionic power?

Has Hope Summers of the X-Men ever imitated a psionic power? If so, what power level was it? I'm specifically asking because Hope is presumed to be the next target of the Phoenix Force that seeks out ...
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Could the Muramasa Blade cut through Adamantium? What can't it cut through?

In a comment on my answer to How to kill Wolverine?, Thaddeus Howze commented: The blade's molecular properties will have no effect on his adamantium bones. I was under the impression that the ...
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Marvel Excalibur - What was the cause of Kylun's feline adult appearance?

Question about Marvel's Excalibur (Vol I) series: I'm curious about Kylun's (cool) feline adult appearance. As a kid reading Excalibur, I had assumed Kylun was intentionally (and consensually) ...
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What happened to Pixie in the mines of Abergylid?

In the Free Comic Book Day 2008 issue "Pixies and Demons", the X-Men head into the mines of Abergylid chasing demons. On their way down on a lift, Emma Frost telepathically says to Pixie, "I can feel ...
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Why is Magik from the X-men Locked up?

I've just read the Regenesis one-shot, and in it Magik (aka Illyana Rasputina) is locked up on utopia. What gives? Is she a prisoner of Cyclops' or is she there voluntarily?
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How many versions of Days of the future past exist?

I recently was watching the 90's X-men cartoon series and the episode title Days of the Future Past and it got me thinking about how many times has Marvel used this concept? In the cartoon Bishop is ...
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What are Rachel Grey's facial marks?

Rachel Grey has some unusual facial markings that are almost cat-like. Where did they come from (looking online at pictures, not all have them on her), and what do they mean? AFAIK she's a normal ...
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How does everyone in Mutant community know where Phoenix is heading?

In Avengers vs X-Men issue #1, Wolverine tells Captain America that everyone in mutant community knows where Phoenix is heading. In previous issue #0, even Hope suspected that she would be upcoming ...
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Uncanny, Astonishing, Ultimate and Legacy…How does this tie in with X-Men?

There are a lot of different comic book spin-offs of the X-men. Here is a list of the ones Wikipedia considers 'Core' Astonishing X-Men • New Mutants • Uncanny X-Force • Uncanny X-Men • Wolverine and ...
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Who are the X-men?

Recently (as recently as the Schism storyline) the X-men split into two factions. Wolverine's X-Men (at the Jean Grey School) and Cyclop's X-men on Utopia. Are one of these 'officially' the true X-men,...
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What does Beast use Pym particles for?

In Wolverine and the X-Men #9 Beast references the Bamfs having got into his Pym particles. What does he use Pym particles for? Is it as simple as getting bigger when fighting, or is there more to it ...
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Who are the X-Men in X-Men Regenesis?

In X-Men Regenesis various X-Men are asked to join Logan. I can recognise some but not all, so want help filling in the gaps. In order I see: Iceman Betsy, aka ??? (see the first image below) ...
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Who designed the X-Jets, and where were they built?

The X-Men's first Blackbird X-Jet was a modified, scaled-up version of the Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" spy plane, so it couldn't be a refurbished "war surplus" aircraft. It had to be specificaly ...
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Did the events of House of M wipe non-mutant powers too?

In the events of House of M Does anything similar happen to non-mutants too? What about mutates?
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If I start with Wolverine and the X-Men what else do I need to read?

I have started reading the Wolverine and the X-Men series but it seems like I need to read the Schism storyline to make sense of some of the backstory. What other storylines do I need to read to get ...
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How do the mutant levels correlate with the mutant classifications?

It is often stated that Jean Grey is a level 5 mutant. There are other times that Xavier and Magneto have been described as level 4 mutants. But when I look for a classification by level of power I ...
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Do the mutant victims of M-Day still have their X-gene?

A comment on one of my answers mentioned that: Even if they lost their powers they still possess the mutant X-gene. I would say they are still technically mutants This refers to (at least in part) ...
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Are Pixie's magic powers part of her mutation?

The mutant (Megan Gwynn) learnt a teleportation spell from Magik, another mutant. Is her ability to learn/perform magic part of her mutation or something 'extra' and not related to the X-gene?
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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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Is Lockheed considered an X-Man?

In universe, is Lockheed considered by the other X-Men to also be an X-Man, or he just an occasionally useful sidekick? Is he referred to as an X-Man in a particular comic?
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What ever happened to Falcon?

In Avengers X-sanction Cable goes back on his last day to try and kill the Avengers. In the first issue did he actually kill Falcon?
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How does the Muramasa Blade block Wolverine's regeneration capability?

Wolverine's mutant powers can't heal him faster if he is wounded by the red Muramasa Blade (not the old black). From the linked Wiki: In a subsequent fight with Captain America, the sword was ...
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What is Johnny Dee and the thing on his chest?

Johnny Dee must have one of the weirdest abilities I've ever heard off. He has a tentacled face that makes voodoo dolls from peoples DNA growing out of his chest. What is this thing? There's some ...
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Are mutant powers hereditary?

According to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Wolverine and his half brother victor share the same healing powers, or pretty close to the same powers. I read somewhere on this site that Logan also has a ...
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Why doesn't Cyclops's optic blast subject him to recoil?

From his wiki page: The beams have the appearance of red light (i.e., electromagnetic radiation in a red wavelength); however, they do not give off heat and instead deliver concussive force without ...
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Is Beast a Secret Avenger or is he a Vice Principal?

The upcoming Avengers Vs X-men ties in with several different comics lines, namely Wolverine and the X-Men and Secret Avengers. Beast is listed as a current member of both of these factions. Now, I ...
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What has changed since the Messiah Complex?

I've identified the Messiah complex as the latest X-Men Comic book arc that I'm familiar with, and I'd like to know the major points that have changed X-men/marvel history since then (with the aim of ...
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Why is Beast an Avenger?

In the preview for Avengers vs X-men, they show a 'line-up' of Avengers and X-men. One of the Secret Avengers listed is Beast, an X-man. This seems a little unexpected; is this something already ...
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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 have a ...
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Why does Jamie Madrox fall into a coma during “Messiah Complex”?

In the X-Men storyline "Messiah Complex", published by Marvel Comics in 2007, Jamie Madrox sends one of his duplicates each into two alternate futures with the help of Forge. One of these dies, and ...
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How did X-Men hide their real identities when they were wanted fugitives?

With the exception of Magneto and Cyclops, all the mutants have their faces uncovered. So, it shouldn't be hard to recognize these people especially when they were in the News Channels as Wanted ...