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Why do Wolverine's claws have blades? [duplicate]

Disclaimer: My knowledge of the x-men franchise comes from the films, not comics or cartoons. Sorry if the answer is obvious in a different medium. Okay, so Wolverine, of the X-men, has claws. They ...
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Is the story arc of “The Twelve” available in collected format?

The various X-Men titles had a story arc back around the late 1990's where Apocalypse was kidnapping Omega-level mutants that represented each element. If I remember correctly, he ended up merged with ...
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Why Doesn't the Adamantium Bone Covering Kill Wolverine?

I've seen the Adamantium covering over Wolverine's skeleton discussed here before, as well as on many sites on the web. I've also seen different info on what was covered. I'm not a huge X-Men fan, ...
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How to kill Wolverine?

Wolverine is a tough man, his regeneration power makes him almost indestructible. In the second X-men movie, Wolverine himself killed Deathstrike, a mutant that had the same regeneration power as ...
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Is there an X-Men character who represents Immovable Object?

Valorum's comment on this question - and the link to the X-Men clip with Juggernaut - got me wondering. In X-Men, Juggernaut represents an Unstoppable Force. Once he starts running, nothing can stop ...
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What's the reading order for Age of Apocalypse?

I've been looking around and found many many conflicting topics. Can you help?
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What does Storm really bring to the table?

First off, I'm sorry if this is a bad question; I admit to only recently getting into the X-Men comics, after watching the movies. Don't get me wrong, along with most of the X-Men, Storm's mutant ...
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What caused the explosion in Coopertown?

When Hope was born in the Messiah Complex, there was an explosion (referenced later on by a news presenter: At approximately 10:20pm last night, local residents were rocked by a series of ...
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Could Wolverine's claws be prevented from unsheathing if his wrists are bent?

When retracted, Wolverine's claws are stored in his arms. In order to unsheathed them, they must pass though his wrist and move along the space between his knuckles. Due to the way Wolverine's claws ...
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Why are Wolverine's teeth not Adamantium coated?

Wolverine's skeleton is fully coated with Adamantium, even his Claws. But his teeth don't seem to be Adamantium coated, or at least he doesn't have Jaws's smile. Why?
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Who makes the X-uniforms?

In the comics, who makes the uniforms for the X-men? I've seen several references to the X-men designing/choosing their own costumes, but who actually sews them? Who is the X-tailor?
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How old was Laura/X-23 when she joined the X-Men and around M-Day?

I remember there was an issue, shortly after M-Day if I'm not mistaken, where the kids in New X-Men are trying to find out who is the youngest student. I'm pretty sure they mention X-23... I've been ...
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Which mutants are owned by Marvel Studios?

The question I am asking is in regards to mutant rights ownership. Marvel Studios has already used a few comic book mutants in the MCU, such as Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Quake. What other mutant ...
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In which issues did Professor X let Scott down?

During the Messiah Complex, Scott (Cyclops) gives Professor X a dressing down and mentions several times he's let Scott down Left brother in space (Havok/Vulcan) Lied about the danger room Lied about ...
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Who was the first comic book artist to use Toad's slime in comics after the first X-Men film was released?

When Toad first appeared in the X-Men back in 1964, his only mutant ability involved super-strong legs that allowed him to leap great distances. As the years went by, his mutation was enhanced and he ...
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Can Ultimate Toad spit mucus?

I was reading a Wikipedia article the other day and noticed under Ultimate Toad's power list, one was stated as: the ability to spit a thick mucus-slime that hardens into a thick shell. Now, I could ...
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Who or what is Doop?

I have recently decided to start reading up on the X-Men comics, and have noticed a character known as Doop in several issues. Is he an alien ally, an X-Man, or what? A couple of the pictures I have ...
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Seeking X-Men issue number from 1980s with quote from either Wolverine or Storm

In one X-Men comic in the 1980s, Kitty Pryde was having trouble in her relationship with Wolverine. She confided in Storm, and Storm offered less solace than expected. Part of Storm's response was: ...
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Have Spider-Man and Nightcrawler fought before?

Have Spider-Man and Nightcrawler fought before? If so, who won?
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Has Charles Xavier ever exhibited the ability to freeze minds/time in the comics?

In the X-Men movies, Professor Charles Xavier exhibits the ability to freeze minds, effectively stopping time for people on a fairly large scale, freezing everyone in the Oval Office and an entire ...
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Is there an internal reason for Mutants being disproportionately European-descended and/or American populations?

Last I read, mutants were caused by genetic manipulations of Earth's primitive populations by the Celestials, million years ago. Considering that according to current calculation, the time to most ...
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Was the disparity in Wolverine's height an issue? [closed]

According to Marvel comics, Wolverine is only 5'3 in height Wolverine | Character. But Hugh Jackman is 6'3 in height. Is this a misrepresentation of the Wolverine character in the movies?
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Is Wolverine an alcoholic?

Wolverine's love of beer is fairly well known. According to Wikipedia, he can even suffer the effects of intoxication if he binges. However, does he have an actual alcohol dependence? Considering ...
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Why do people say Kurt Wagner (a.k.a Nightcrawler) is a prankster?

I've only seen one example, in "Divided We Fall" where Nightcrawler has a prank war with Wolverine but other than that, nothing.
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What happened to Jamie Maddox's other duplicate?

We only see one of Multiple Man's duplicates, the one who goes into the 'Bishop' future. When this duplicate Jamie wakes up. Does that mean the other duplicate is already dead?
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Who is Julian Keller and why is X-23 so torn up about them?

During the final encounter with Lady Deathstryke, X-23 is 'let loose' on her and shouts about Julian Keller. I don't recall anyone from the book called Julian, let alone then encountering Lady ...
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Is Wolverine an organ donor?

I was curious about the nature of Wolverine's healing abilities and some of its oddities. I've heard that Angel can provide limited healing via blood donation. Are there any canon examples of ...
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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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Can Mystique shapeshift to someone who is considerably larger than herself? [duplicate]

Say someone like The Hulk? Or Galactus even?
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How did Wolverine pass through the spinning blades unharmed?

In the first X-Men film (2000) near the end when Wolverine gets lifted up by Storm (and Jean to stabilize him) and he catches the "helm" of the device containing Rogue who was surrounded by spinning ...
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In X-Men: First Class, is Alex Summers related to Scott Summers?

If they are related, then what is his relation to Scott Summers and how does this explain the age gaps between Scott and Professor X?
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Why was Alex Summers in prison?

Towards the beginning of X-Men: First Class, Charles and Erik visit a prison to recruit Alex Summers (later taking the moniker of Havok), but I don't recall any explanation offered as to why he's ...
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Cyclops, is it his gaze direction or the direction of his face? (X-men)

Does Cyclops' eye beam follow his gaze or the direction his face is pointing? E.g. if Cyclops crossed his eyes, would two beams go in different directions (or, cooler, would the beam disperse)? If he ...
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X-Men: reading order for story arcs

I would like to confirm if this reading order for X-Men story arcs is correct. (For example, I've heard that “Messiah Complex” actually comes before “House of M”.) Is the following reading order ...
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Who Raised Pietro Maximoff in X-Men Evolution?

According to the X-Men: Evolution wiki, Pietro was raised by Magneto until he was 13, when Magneto left him in the care of 'a woman who abandoned her own son.' Who is this woman; Or, who might she ...
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What are all comics about Emma Frost?

I'm interested to know more about Emma, and I would like to know what does come after Bloom's History? Emma Frost: Higher Learning (#1-6) Emma Frost: Mind Games (#1-6) Emma Frost: Bloom (#1-6) ...
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X-Men Comics: Battle of the Atom Reading Order

I have all the All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men (Vol 3) comics including the 10 issue event "Battle of the Atom". Question: What is the correct reading order? When do I start the "Battle of the Atom" ...
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X-Men: Why didn't Psylocke notice Jubilee's presence in the Australian outback?

In Uncanny X-Men (Vol I) #244 Jubilee tailgates through Gateway's teleportation window from LA to the deserted Australian outback town where the X-Men have set up headquarters. She remains there in ...
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Does Rogue absorb only mutant powers of those she touches?

In typical Marvel works, we can see Rogue absorb the powers of any mutant that she touches. Is there any canon info that shows her power to be either restrained to human mutants only, or in reverse, ...
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Why does Wolverine wear a mask (in the comic/animated versions)

The most common reason a comic character wears a mask is to hide his identity. The mask could also serve a secondary pupose. Batman's has scanners and stuff. The movie version of Captain America wears ...
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Who was in the X-Men: Days of Future Past post-credits scene?

At the end of the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, there's a short scene after the credits. In it, Who was this character, and why were they featured in the post-credits scene?
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What collected editions does Dust (Sooraya Qadir) make a significant appearence in, prior to/including Utopia?

My wife has taken a shine to Dust (Sooraya Qadir a member of the x-men), and has said she'd like to get into comics by reading about her. I'm trying to find all the collected editions she appears in, ...
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Are the mutations in the Marvel Universe that were created by Celestials only able to be created by Celestial technology?

In the Marvel comic books we know that Celestials intervened and created the "X-Gene," do we know exactly how? And with what technology? Or is it never stated? Are non-Celestials able to create the X-...
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When does Illyana Rasputin train with Doctor Strange?

Issue 7 of Uncanny X-Men: Volume 3 ends with Illyana approaches Doctor Strange, Issue 8 picks up and Illyana is with the team and no mention is made of what happened between these two issues. I'...
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Is there a relationship between Transonic, Mystique, and Apocalypse?

One of the "Five Lights", Laurie Tromette (codename: Transonic) is one of the new mutants who got her powers after the whole "House of M" story arc. After her powers were activated, she permanently ...
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Is Wolverine really a wolverine?

One of the theories that gets passed around once in a while is that Wolverine was, at least at one point, intended to actually be a mutated talking wolverine (the animal) instead of a mutant (homo-...
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Has there ever been a member of the X-Men who wasn't a mutant?

In the Marvel Universe there are humans, mutates (humans bestowed with powers), gods, aliens, Homo Superior Superiors (evolution's solution to the mutant problem), and mutants. Are the X-Men an ...
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How big is the intersection between Avengers and X-Men?

We know that some Marvelverse characters were members of both the X-Men and the Avengers at different times. Approximately how big is that intersection compared to one-team-only members? E.g. is it ...
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What is Wolverine's full name?

I know his name is Logan, but I don't actually know if it's his first name, or last name, or if he even has a first and a last name. To my understanding he ran away from his parents and chose to name ...