Questions tagged [x-men]

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Is there any dependency between MCU and X-Men films?

Is there any need to have watched any MCU films in order to watch any of the 7 X-Men films (2000-2014)? On one hand, they are all Marvel universe based and obviously all share interconnected ...
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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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Gambit killing Wolverine?

As far as my research has turned up, and given I'm not very good at research, Gambit is the only mutant to kill Wolverine, and him not be able to regenerate. I was wondering if there was another ...
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Is Hope Summers related to Jean Grey? [duplicate]

I'm finally catching up on the whole "Avengers vs. X-Men" arc, and it seems fairly obvious to me that Hope Summers is a clone (or something) of Jean Grey. However, upon reading up on her, it seems ...
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Is the Trial of Jean Grey just a complete misunderstanding?

Some time in 2013, a story line ran between Guardians of the Galaxy and All-New X-Men starting in Guardians 11, "The Trial of Jean Grey". Here Jean had been transported from the past, accused for her ...
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Madri killed by Apocalypse himself

There's a comic in the Age of Apocalypse called The chosen, where a Madri goes into the computer of Apocalypse in order to know if the Madri are chosen or forgotten. It says at the second page of the ...
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Did Iron Man take any blame for the events of Avengers vs X-Men?

After the events of Avengers vs X-Men and Wolverine is pretty clear on who to blame - Cyclops. But without the actions of Iron Man in Avengers vs X-Men #5: The Phoenix Force would have gone into ...
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Does Rogue ever take advantage of the removable power suppression we see?

One of the main characteristics of Rogue is her lack of control of her mutant power - unless she wears a full-body suit and gloves, she can't touch anyone without hurting them. With even brief ...
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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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Did Bryan Singer make up the idea that Magneto's helmet blocks telepathy?

In the first X-Men film by Bryan Singer, "X-Men", the following conversation takes place between Wolverine and Professor X: PROFESSOR X: This device amplifies my powers, allowing me to track ...
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Is Aimi Yoshida Sunfire's Daughter?

Back in 2011, a company known as Silicon Knights released a game called X-Men: Destiny. This game focused on playing as one of three characters: Aimi Yoshida, who feels that her father abandoned her....
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Can Magneto hack computers with his powers?

If Magneto's power is to manipulate magnetic fields, is he able to use this to control electronic equipment? Could he theoretically hack any computer? If not, why not? Is his power limited to ...
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Why Mystique can't do what Sentinels are doing? [duplicate]

Sentinels are mainly based on Mystique's Gene, therefore they can transform and adapt to any target. Then why Mystique herself can't do these? (she just changes her appearance and voice)
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Why did Berry change Storm's accent from the first X-Men movie?

The first X-Men film saw (or heard) Storm speak in a more African-type accent. This was later dropped from X2 onwards. Why? Did the producers think the audience didn't understand her clearly the first ...
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How long is Kitty Pryde using her powers in the future?

In the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine spends roughly 4-5 days in the body of his younger self in 1973. He is sent/held there by Kitty Pryde, who must maintain her concentration while ...
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Are there any heroes/villians with only super weaknesses?

If you have ever seen Unbreakable, Is there anything like this in the X Men? Another example of what I am looking for would be Christopher Snow in Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing:
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Why do mutants get their specific powers?

There are a few sort of groups of power origins in comics: Genetic from birth (e.g. mutants, aliens), granted/endowed by external means (e.g. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four), or learned/reliant on ...
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How can Mystique mimic a fingerprint?

As seen in the answer to the question question Can Mystique replicate a person by just looking at a photograph?, Mystique's shape-changing ability seems to be based on what she knows about a person. ...
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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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Is X-23 considered a mutant?

After years of reading X-Men, I noticed something that I had originally missed: if X-23 was cloned using Wolverine's DNA, does this mean she is not technically a mutant? Or does the fact that she was ...
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When did the “Mutant Problem” begin?

X-Men (and related stories) feature mutants of various kinds at pretty much every point in history, including some who pre-date history. That being said, my understanding is that public awareness of ...
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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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Could Magneto control Wolverine?

Whether in comics, films, or a new animated tv series, Magneto has always been shown to be exceptionally powerful, whether or not it's lifting a submarine or ripping Adamantium from bone. However, I ...
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Why doesn't Cyclops blast Wolverine?

When Cyclops and Jean encounter Wolverine outside of the room where he was last seen fighting Mystique, the following scene occurs: Wolverine: Hey, hey. It's me. Cyclops: Prove it. ...
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is Psylocke's Psi Blade visible to others?

In either 616 or Ultimate universe, is Psylocke's psionic blade visible to normal people? Since it's psychic energy, I've always just guessed it was only visible to those with physic preys Powers, ...
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Would Earth-616 Vibranium negate an energy-based weapon?

Someone asked a Gorilla vs. Shark answer recently ("Would Captain America's shield stop a lightsaber?"), which was closed for obvious reasons. However, it did get me curious as to whether or not the ...
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Is there a comic detailing how the dystopian future in X-Men: Days of Future Past came about?

I like reading about dystopian storylines, so I'm wondering if there's a comic that shows how humanity started descending into chaos after the Sentinels became activated.
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How did Wolverine manage to approach Phoenix?

In the movie X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Phoenix had the ability to scatter atoms of everyone around with a use of kinetic energy. Did Wolverine manage to come close enough to Phoenix because his ...
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How does Ant Man size up against other Marvel heroes?

To what extent has Ant Man interacted with other Marvel heroes such as the X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, etc.? Has he fought alongside them (or perhaps against them) in any of ...
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What do we know about Cyclops' eye dimension?

So while reading through some old questions and answers I came across this answer: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/33326/44765 In it, it is said that Cyclops doesn't feel recoil from his eye beams ...
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What is Cyclops doing during the Wolverine/Mystique Fight?

The other day, I couldn't find a single thing on, so I figured 'Aw, what the heck? Might as well watch some of the X-Men films.' As I watched the first Bryan Singer film, I noticed a rather odd ...
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Is the mutant gene dominant or recessive?

Is there any evidence of whether the mutant gene is dominant, recessive, or something in between? I know there are examples of mutant parents having mutant children (i.e., Magneto and Scarlet Witch), ...
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Has Magneto ever abducted an enemy and held them hostage for any length of time?

I am currently working on an X-Men fan fiction story which acts as a modern retelling of the original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby stories. After after having the X-Men defeat Magneto the first time, I was ...
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Could Magneto harm Husk?

I remember a fight scene very early on in the 'All-New, All Different X-Men' where Magneto is defeating the new group with ease. One of his final attacks has him fuse ferrous dust particles to ...
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If the Marvel Zombies hadn't turned Wolverine, could his healing factor have been utilized to supply them with meat indefinitely?

Since he can regrow tissue/muscle/etc., seems as if he would be a perfect self-regenerating source of food.
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Why is it that Cyclops and Havok are immune to each other's powers? Does this apply to all mutant siblings?

I know Havok has a limited degree of energy absorption powers, but Cyclops doesn't and he's still immune to Havok's abilities.
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Is the X-Men: Evolution Toad immune to his own slime?

In the animated TV show X-Men: Evolution, there is a two-part episode called 'The HeX Factor', where Wanda Maximoff (the Scarlet Witch) is added to the Brotherhood by Mystique to give them more ...
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Why does Magneto seem to care more about Quicksilver than Polaris?

In the video game X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, Magneto spends the majority of the game worrying about the safety of his son Quicksilver, but does not appear to be at all concerned about the ...
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Christian conversion X-men fanfic involving Wolfsbane and Wolverine in Limbo, autumnal theme

I read it probably 15 years ago (1998-2002), while in college. It was on a website devoted to fanfic, but might have originated on the FFML (FanFiction Mailing List). It started with Rahne being ...
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How long has the Danger Room been sentient?

I am currently trying to catch up on X-Men stories I may have missed the first time around, and have just found out that the Danger Room actually became sentient, convincing a student to kill himself ...
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Has Magneto ever derailed a train?

Ever since 1963, we have seen Eric Lensherr/Magneto do many astonishing things, some in comics, some in live-action, and even some in animated TV series. However, one thing I have never heard of the ...
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How come Mimic needs glasses like Cyclops?

I've been a humongous fan of the X-Men for years, however Mimic is, by far one of my favorite (second only to Toad, but different story) X-Men baddies. Yet, there is one thing I find deeply disturbing....
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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 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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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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Do the three X-mansions in the X-Men franchise count as a continuity error?

The first X-Men movie has a different mansion than the one used in X2 and The Last Stand. First Class and Days of Future Past use a building different to both used in the original trilogy. They are ...
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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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Can Wolverine build calluses?

Calluses are formed from blisters, which are in turn caused by repeated rubbing on a certain area of skin. Calluses are wonderful to have on, say, the bottom of your feet, or the palms of your hands. ...
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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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How does Magneto have his powers in Days of Future Past?

In The Last Stand Magneto didn't have his powers after Beast injected him with the cure. But in Days of Future Past he had his powers. If Days of Future Past was part of the original X-Men series, isn'...