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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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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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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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Is the first X-Men film the only time Jean Grey has been slimed by Toad?

In the first X-Men film, during the Statue of Liberty fight, Cyclops, Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Storm are ambushed by Mystique and Toad, who had both been alerted earlier of the X-Men's arrival. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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. We ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Were the robots at the end of 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Sentinels?

Were the robots at the end of X-men: Apocalypse Sentinels? I assumed they were, but I also heard otherwise.
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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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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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Who is pictured in this still from “X-Men: Days of Future Past”?

This frame was shown during the scene when Bishop and Kitty run in mutants' hideout. What are those pictures?
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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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Which character does this picture depict?

I found this image online and can't put a name to him and it's driving me crazy. I have tried searching every possible descriptor about the image and maybe I'm looking at it but it looks as if he has ...
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In the X-Men cinematic universe, is Apocalypse the first mutant?

In the movie X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems that Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) is the first mutant ever, given that he was alive around 3600 BC. Is there any canon information from the cinematic universe, ...
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Old X-Men comic where team travels to alien world with a ring-like sun that needs recharging?

Plot Summary/Details My memory is a little fuzzy on this one, so I may not have all the details right. As best as I can remember, the issue went like this: A humanoid alien (possibly a superhero of ...
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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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Does Logan (Wolverine) get drunk?

It's not difficult to find scenes of Logan drinking. Here's one (NSFW) Does Logan get drunk? If not, why does he drink? If yes, shouldn't his healing factor ...
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Why does Raven rescue Logan?

So, I just watched Days of Future Past and I'm trying to understand something. During the film, Logan and Raven have only onea direct interaction together: the fight in Paris where Trask was ...
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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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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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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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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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Can Masque Use his Power to Suffocate Someone?

While looking at different Wikipedia articles on different X-Men characters, I found a character named Masque, who can reshape a person's skin any way he wishes. I was just curious: Could he do this ...
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If telepaths can influence minds, why don't they fix the world and bring peace?

Telepath mutants such as Charles Xavier, Jean Grey, Emma Frost, etc... are powerful telepaths who can exhibit awesome telepathic feats and abilities. If they can influence the minds of others to the ...
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What Causes Toad's Slime to Harden so Quickly? [closed]

While watching the first X-Men movie, I noticed that when Toad slimes Jean Grey, the slime has a very gooey, wet look to it. Yet, when the camera shows Jean moments later, the slime has already ...
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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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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 ...