Questions tagged [x-men]

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When did Toad get a flaming tongue?

So, I was on the Internet earlier, and as I was browsing through some X-Men sites, I read that apparently Toad has developed a new mutation where he can now engulf his tongue in flames. So... can ...
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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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Identify this X-Men scene?

I remember watching a X-Men cartoon scene on TV in 90s. My cartoon senses say that it wasn't the popular X-Men: The Animated series. Here are the details I remember: Extended hands were shown from ...
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How does Kitty Pryde know/learn to control her time travel power

In the film Days of Future Past it is explained that only the person that is sent back remembers the other timeline, and Kitty Pryde herself does not remember the other timeline. Given this, everytime ...
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What material is Jean Grey's Animated Series costume made of?

I started re-watching some old episodes of the old X-Men: The Animated Series TV show the other day and started thinking about this: what material is the gold and blue outfit that Jean wears made out ...
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Can Kitty Pryde phase through material attached to her (e.g. Toad's slime)

If Kitty Pryde has some material directly attached to her, can she phase through the material and leave it behind? Or would the material phase with her? It has been shown that she can phase other ...
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In what comic does Prof X say, “If we do that we'll be no better than Hitler, Stalin, or Doctor Doom”?

It's from a scene in a comic from the late 70s to mid-80s. Probably from Secret Wars (1985), but I may be wrong. A few heroes are talking, and a difficult choice is being debated. Professor X says, "...
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How does Cyclops sleep?

Usually when someone wakes up, they open their eyes. Not a good thing if you're Scott Summers. So does he wear something to prevent his optic rays bursting out of his eyeballs when he wakes up? I ...
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Can Magneto move molten steel?

Magneto has the ability to move steel, but can he move liquid or molten steel, so he can use it to burn buildings and humans?
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Why didn't Sebastian Shaw explode?

In X-Men: First Class, Sebastian Shaw was the leader of the Hellfire club. He has the ability to absorb energy to keep him young and then use that energy to give him strength, or just release it. Why ...
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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 Do not let it control you. Then, Wolverine manages to open some door, and ...
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In X-Men: First Class, in the beginning scene, why doesn't the child Erik attempt to kill Shaw?

Near the beginning of the movie, in the Shaw's office scene, after Shaw shot Erik's mother, Erik got really mad and he killed the two soldiers and messed the room up. Why didn't he attempt to kill ...
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Why did Gambit always use the Ace of Spades?

In the 90s X-Men animated series, it seems that the only card we ever see Gambit use was the Ace of Spades. Why was this? Perhaps because the Ace of Spades is a common depiction of playing cards? ...
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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 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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How can Scott Summers see? [duplicate]

Scott Summers (aka Cyclops) has super powerful energy beams constantly firing from his eyes. The only way he can prevent the beams from destroying everything is by closing his eyes or by wearing ...
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What happens to Angel Dust at the end of the Deadpool movie?

The movie shows that Colossus carries Negasonic and Angel Dust to safety when the junkyard structure collapses but Angel Dust isn't shown anymore after Ajax/Francis is killed. Is there any information ...
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Did Chris Claremont have to change his long-term plans for the X-Men in the early '90s?

During the early '90s comic book industry boom, the X-Men received a massive overhaul and a new #1 issue, one that would go on to become the Guinness-certified official best-selling comic book of all ...
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Are the ages of the original five X-Men ever stated?

I was looking through some of the old-school X-Men comics the other day, you know, the first set by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby? I noticed something odd, though: Iceman's age is the only stated age. At no ...
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Can Magneto perform induction heating?

Magneto has control over magnetic fields, very high strength ones, but can he apply fast moving alternating fields? If so he should be able to perform induction heating, in fact, with his power he ...
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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 are there no nipples on Mystique's blue boobs?

In comics, Mystique wears a bra. But, in the currently running X-Men movie franchise, she runs around naked. And yet, she doesn't have nipples. I am asking from out-of-universe perspective, of ...
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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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Does Gambit have a forgotten power of creating illusions?

A long long time ago I read a comic book, in which Gambit was training against Wolverine in the Danger Room and Jubilee was in the control chamber. After a little fight Gambit's eyes starts blinking, ...
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Does Magneto really need to point his hand while using his powers?

Magneto points his hand towards an object in most cases to use his power but in few cases he does without that. Here are few examples: X-Men Apocalypse (Youtube Clip) In factory when he goes back ...
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How does Charles Xavier pay for all of the gadgets at the X-Mansion? [duplicate]

In mainstream Marvel Comics, how does Charles Xavier pay for all the gadgets at the X-Mansion? I understand that the mansion itself has been in his family, but the Danger Room, Cerebro, the X-Jet, ...
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Why was 1407 Graymalkin Lane chosen as the address for Xavier's Mansion?

The Wikipedia page for Dr Xavier's school gives its address as 1407 Graymalkin Lane. But the Google maps satellite view of that address looks nothing like the school. And the movies use this English ...
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Avengers and X-Men: How many of them are immortals?

Are there immortals in both the X-Men and the Avengers? If so, how many per team?
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What is Nightcrawler's Limitation?

This has more regard to Nightcrawler's teleportation ability. Every instance I've seen him teleport it has been with a room or given space. In the old Sega Genisis games (not sure how closely they ...
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X-Men who died because of their powers

Within X-Men universe have there been cases where an individual unintentionally died because of technicalities of their powers? Example 1: Mutant X can fly, but X doesn't know he can only fly in ...
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Are any of the other mutant characters in Legion based on comic characters?

The TV show Legion has as its protagonist David Haller, based on the character of the same name from X-Men comics. It also features However, I can’t find any obvious comics mentions of the other ...
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Why did Magneto betray Apocalypse?

Magneto, speaking with Apocalypse says Apocalypse: You betray me? Magneto: No. I betrayed them. Why? Apocalypse would give Magneto what he wanted. Killing all humans.
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Did Apocalypse enhance mutants' superpowers permanently?

Is Charles Xavier the only one whose powers were not permanently affected? This question assumes that Apocalypse enhanced mutants' superpowers permanently. Is this true? I want proper citation. I am ...
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The difference between Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the Onslaught Event

So I just finished reading the one shot Onslaught Marvel Universe which can be seen as the climax in the whole Onslaught event: Shamelessly copied from the summary on marvel.wikia But what I don't ...
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In what year was it revealed that Wolverine has an adamantium skeleton?

When did readers learn that Wolverine has such feature? Was it known from the very first appearance of Wolverine in 'The Incredible Hulk #180' from October 1974?
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How did Victor Creed become Sabertooth, and can he heal from injuries like this?

In the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine Victor Creed, Wolverine's half brother, falls off the top of the Reactor and his fate is not shown. In the X Men movie series, he is shown as Sabertooth. Does ...
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Has X-Men ever offered an in-universe explanation for how the “impossible” arises from a biological explanation?

First, let me say, I know people are going to say "It's just a comic/movie franchise, you have to suspend disbelief". Please bear with me. X-Men is a little different than other franchises....
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Are there other mutants with secondary powers?

In the X-Men films (and assumingly comics), we see characters obtain secondary powers unrelated to their primary mutation. The most obvious example is Kitty Pryde later developing an ability to send ...
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Does Husk Have to Pull off Her Shed Skin?

I am currently trying to catch up on X-Men, and was curious about the character of Paige Guthrie, who uses the code name 'Husk', due to her mutant ability to shed her skin. However, I have noticed ...
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Which was the X-Men comic where the mutant Santa Claus appeared, and what are his powers?

I've heard so many times that Santa Claus is the most powerful mutant. But when did he appear in the comics, and what kind of powers does he have?
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What can Professor X do to a dead body?

I mean he can take control of a living brain/person. Can he totally morph into a dead brain? Can he read the memory of a dead person? Can he control someone who was just killed? Or anyone killed ...
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In X-Men: Evolution, is Apocalypse associated to the power or technology of time travel?

Years before, I have watched several episodes of The X-men: The Animated Series. And I saw how Apocalypse became the most formidable foe of the x-men because he has tapped the power of time travel. ...
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When was the first suggestion that Patrick Stewart should play Charles Xavier / Prof. X?

In honor of the release of Logan, widely acknowledged most likely to be the last time Patrick Stewart will play Professor X: It strikes me as rather lucky that a bald English actor of the skill and ...
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How many times has Apocalypse transferred his powers into another mutant's body?

In X:Men Apocalypse we are shown Apocalypse transferring not only his consciousness, but his powers into another mutant's body: Without any reference to the comics, ...
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If Wolverine regenerated a limb, would it be covered in adamantium?

We've discussed Wolverine regenerating his body after nuclear explosions, but his adamantium-laced skeleton was left in tact afterwards. After Magneto ripped the adamantium from his body, Wolverine ...
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Which X-Men timeline does Deadpool belong to (post X-Men movies)

This is my first post, so I'm not sure if this is a repeat question or not. I appreciate any answers you guys can give me. Given that X-Men: Days of Future Past retconned the entire X-Men series, ...
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Was there ever consideration of a scene concerning Beast in Deadpool?

Near the end of the 2016 film Deadpool, one of the lines Wade shouts out is: "And tell Beast to stop shitting on my lawn!" I heard rumors that they had actually considered bringing in Nicholas ...
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Why is Wolverine afraid of flying?

Wolverine has said he's "afraid" of swimming because he's vulnerable in the water and can drown, but why is he afraid of flying? Is it an unexplained phobia or is it explained in any comic? We all ...

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