Questions tagged [x-men]

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X-Men Reading order after 2012?

I have found this complete guide for the reading order of X-Men comics and tie-ins but sadly it stops at the publishing year of 2012. Could anyone tell me the reading order for the next events like ...
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How can Wolverine bend his wrists? [duplicate]

Wolverine's claws are clearly longer than his hands. That being the case, shouldn't they retract into his forearms and prevent his wrists from bending?
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What is the difference between the X-Men and the Inhumans? [duplicate]

As I understand it, both the X-Men and the Inhumans receive their powers due to their innate genetics (as opposed to supers that got it from an external source, like Spider-Man who got it from a ...
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Can Rogue absorb and utilize powers from multiple mutants simultaneously?

It is established that Rogue absorbs and is capable of utilizing powers from any mutant she makes skin to skin contact with, but what happens when Rogue makes contact with multiple mutants? Is she ...
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Is Rogue's power absorption ability limited to just the skin on her hands?

In the X-Men movies whenever Rogue touched someone she would temporarily get their powers. And that is why she had to wear gloves all the time, but what I'm wondering is was it only her hands that had ...
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What happens if Hope copies Rogue?

Hope can copy mutant abilities, while Rogue steals them (albeit temporarily). If Rogue has a collection of stolen/borrowed abilities and Hope copies her, does she get the collected abilities or just ...
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Why doesn't Rogue have super strength and the ability to fly?

In the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, why doesn't Rogue have the abilities of Ms. Marvel? The Wikipedia page on the series links the characters to their main Wikipedia entries, which says ...
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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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Are the events of X-Men #245 considered canon?

Uncanny X-Men #245 reads like a parody comic, rather than a regular issue. This great comic has a host of ridiculous occurrences (near use of a 'Jean Bomb') and cameos (Boba Fett and E.T.). It seems ...
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Are any of the X-Men comic covers or pages in the movie Logan pre-existing?

In the movie Logan (2017) there are a number of X-Men comic covers and pages. I looked up the cover to one issue (#132? The funeral cover) featured on-screen, and it did not match the cover I found ...
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What is Apocalypse wearing?

In the movie, we can see that Apocalypse is wearing some kind of suit It seems this suit is regarded with equal importance to his life. What is this suit, and why is it so important? What is it made ...
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What makes Victor stronger than pre-adamantium Wolverine?

In Wolverine Origins, Stryker convinces Wolverine that he needs his help to defeat Victor, a.k.a, Sabertooth. However, we also know that the only reason Victor is not offered adamantium is that his ...
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Can Pyro control The Human Torch?

Pyro's powers involve controlling fire, which is exactly what the Torch's abilities are. I'm interested to learn whether Pyro can control The Human Torch in any way? The only thing that makes me ...
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Who is the character who said he built the time axis in X-Men: The Animated Series?

In S04E11: Beyond Good and Evil Part 4 of X-Men: The Animated Series, there was a guy who said that he built the time axis. What is his name? I couldn't find any info about him.
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Why didn't the X-Jet use its cloak in X2?

In X2 we see an aerial battle involving some U.S. fighter jets and the X2. Storm and Jean do everything they can to get away from the jets, and end up having to take them down. However, we know from X-...
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Did X-Men: Magneto Testament ever get a sequel?

Due to how awesome the five-issue series X-Men: Magneto Testament was at fleshing out the character of Magneto, I was just curious, was there ever a sequel made? One of the main reasons I ask is due ...
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Do deposits of Adamantium exist? [duplicate]

In-universe, if someone is willing to make a sword out of Adamantium (for example to fight Wolverine), are there places where they could find it? Is this a metal that one can mine or purchase? And if ...
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Was there an X-Men comic where somebody kept calling Magneto “Magento”?

I have a vague recollection of an X-Men comic book in which another villain has allied with Magneto, but he (intentionally or not--I don't remember, and it may not have been clear in the comic) keeps ...
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X-Men story identification: Firestarter boy

The story is from a comic book I read in the 90s. The X-Men discover a mutant boy, maybe 6 to 10 years of age, whose mutant power is pyrokinesis. I faintly remember that the boy was a sweet little ...
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What is a Bamf? [duplicate]

Before you get confused by the title, I am aware that the term bamf is used when Nightcrawler teleports. However, I have recently started reading All-New X-Men: Inevitable, and there is a character ...
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When a speedster runs does everything become colder? [closed]

So I was watching X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the prison break scene when Quicksilver deviates all the bullets, he first tastes whatever they were cooking in the kitchen. So it got me thinking, if ...
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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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When was Mystique declared mother to Nightcrawler?

According to the marvel wiki, Mystique is Nightcrawler's mother. When was this declared in the comic book? I do know that they mentioned it in both the 1990 X-Men cartoon and X-Men:Evolution series....
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Why did Apocalypse choose Psylocke and Angel?

In X-Men: Apocalypse, Apocalypse chooses to surround himself with four mutants whom he has personally empowered to become stronger. In the opening clip, we see the original four had: Death powers (we ...
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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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Why are Weapon XI and Deadpool totally different? [duplicate]

Just saw the Deadpool movie (amazing movie). Before watching this movie, I was sure he would have the same abilities as Weapon XI (from X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Stryker activates a mouth-sewn ...
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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 ...
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Why was Quicksilver vulnerable to Scarlet Witch's curse in the Decimation comics?

Spoiler from Uncanny Avengers #4! In the Decimation story arc, the overwhelming majority of mutants lost their powers due to the magic done by Scarlet Witch. This evidently included Quicksilver (...
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Are all X-Men films in the same canon (practically)

There seem to be (so far) 7 X-Men films (as per Wikia): 1.1 X-Men (2000) 1.2 X2 (2003) 1.3 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) 1.4 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) 1.5 X-Men: First Class (2011) 1.6 The ...
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Is Colossus strong only when he transforms? [duplicate]

The superhuman strength of Colossus is given to him only when he transforms or does he have superhuman strength all the time? If possible I would like answer both from comic universe and x-men movie ...
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Why can Professor Xavier walk in Secret Wars?

In Secret Wars #1, Professor Xavier is transported to Battleworld with his wheelchair, and Mr. Fantastic states in issue #3 that he wasn't originally in it (I assume he was in bed or something). Mr....
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Where does Toad's slime power come from?

Where does Toad's ability to spit thick, instantly hardening, suffocating slime come from, you know that slime he used on Jean Grey in the first Bryan Singer X-Men film? I've seen it in some of the X-...
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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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How many mutants were there on Earth at one time, in Marvel comics?

When Genosha was attacked by Sentinels, it had become a large population centre for mutantkind, with sixteen million residents killed in the attack. I assume there were at least a few million who didn'...
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Is Charles Xavier the only one whose powers were not permanently affected?

In X-Men Apocalypse, Apocalypse permanently enhances any mutant he chooses. In order of appearance Apocalypse increases the powers of Storm Psylocke Angel Magneto By all accounts every one of them ...
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Mystique and transformed physical abilities

Related: Can Mystique create objects? Spoilers ahead. In the first movie, when Mystique impersonates Wolverine, she was able to cut the chain holding the door in place with her "claws". Then, in ...
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Can Professor X / other psychics detect physical abnormalities/defects that directly cause mental ones?

There are cases when physical defects, injuries, etc. can cause different mental conditions. For example, I knew of a guy in real life who was super nice to everyone, but all of a sudden would ...
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Wolverine (with a criss crossed skin?) rescues the X-men which are in a strange hallucinated world

Some 20 years ago (I feel old: we are talking the first half of the 90s) I was reading (in italian translation, so probably we were lagging some years with respect to the original publication dates) ...
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When Wolverine regenerates, how does his hair know when to stop growing?

When Wolverine regenerates, why does his hair stop growing? EDITED TO ADD: In Avengers vs. X-Men #3, he goes from this to this
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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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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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How does Nightcrawler's teleportation ability work during high speed movement?

From a physics standpoint, it is a well known fact that a moving object will only have its speed changed if another force is applied on it. This is called inertia. There are more implications of this, ...
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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 animated series intro, there is a clash between the 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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Can Kitty Pryde phase the floor beneath people's feet?

Can Shadowcat touch the floor and have enemy drop down through the floor like there's suddenly nothing under them?
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If Charles Xavier wore Magneto's helmet, would it block Charles from using his abilities?

Normally the helmet is used to keep telepaths out of your head. Would the helmet work in reverse: when a telepath wears it, their abilities can't affect anyone? I tried searching for the answer to ...
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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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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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When does Professor X lose his ability to walk? [duplicate]

At the end of the X-Men first class movie, magneto deflects a bullet causing it to render professor X - who was a boy at the time - to become paralyzed in his legs. However in The last stand when ...
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Is Jean Grey the only person Toad has slimed?

In Bryan Singer's first of the mutant movies, "X-Men", a scene in the Statue of Liberty depicts Toad spewing a thick green goo at Jean which hardens to her face, blocking off her air. Due to her ...

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