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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'...
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Are there any mutants who are well-liked by the public? [closed]

Everyone seems to hate mutants, but are there any who are generally well-liked by the public, even when their mutant nature is commonly known?
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Does Raven need to hear the people's voices to mimic?

We know that Raven can shapeshift and replicate anyone she sees. Is that limited to outer appearance? I mean will the vocal chords be replicated as well? Can she mimic someone without hearing them ...
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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 does it mean for Magneto to be able to deflect rays from nuclear explosions?

In a scientific explanation of Magneto’s powers one sentence states that he can reflect the x-rays and gamma rays produced by nuclear explosions. Magneto’s ability to manipulate electromagnetic ...
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Why does Cerebro use biometric security?

In the first X-Men film, Mystique is able to infiltrate the X-Mansion by disguising herself as a student. She then accesses Cerebro by mimicking Professor Xavier's eyes to fool the scanner on the door,...
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Why does Magneto control the wires instead of Shaw's helmet?

At the end of X-Men: First Class, Magneto controls the wires in Sebastian's nuclear reactor room to successfully take off Sebastian's helmet, this allows professor X to freeze Sebastian. The only ...
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Why are mutants hated, but superheros venerated? [duplicate]

Please correct me if I have misconceptions, I have mostly only seen the movies (I've read a few comics, mostly of the superhero side. Would like to get more into that.). The marvel universe is home ...
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X-men Reading Order EDIT [duplicate]

I know this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find the answer that I want. I want to read the X-men comics in order - the teams, the storylines, what happened when. For example, I've read ...
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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 could Charles Xavier walk in Xmen: The Last Stand? [duplicate]

We see how Charles Xavier getting shot as a young adult (In First Class) and have to sit in a wheelchair. But in the beginning of The Last Stand when he visits Jean Grey with Eric he walks, how can ...
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About the absence of metal in machinery and buildings of the past

In X-Men: Days of Future Past I see several things about absence of metal that I am a bit skeptical about. For example, Magneto is being held under the Pentagon and there should be no metal ...
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Who attacked Dazzler during All-New X-Men #17?

I suspect this is long after the time when spoilers are in effect, but in All-New X-Men #17, Reference My question is, was it ever established who exactly attacked her? Those standing by her implied ...
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X-Men Origins: Why is Deadpool able to shoot lasers?

In X-Men Origins, Scott Summers lost his eyes, which were then put into Deadpool. After this event, in X-Men 1 through X-Men 3 Scott was still able to fire lasers, implying that the mutant ability was ...
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If Juggernaut Charged the Blob

If the Unstoppable Juggernaut ran head first into the Immovable Blob, what would happen? I have checked several sources, but have had no luck so far.
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Could Husk escape Toad's slime attack?

If Paige Guthrie (Husk) was slimed by Toad, would she be able to shed it off or would she need to be saved? I would think so, but I am just looking for another point of view.
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Could Gambit rescue Rogue from Toad without injuring her?

If Rogue (Before gaining Ms. Marvel's powers) was slimed by Toad, and Gambit found her with the slime hardened to her face, would he be able to use his powers to charge the slime with kinetic energy ...
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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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Where did Mystique learn her combat skills?

As a mutant, Mystique has Shapeshifter abilities, but she is also a good fighter and has great martial art skills. Per Wikipedia Mystique is a cunning strategist in terrorist and commando ...
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X-Men: Origin of the pronunciation of “Xavier”

The pronunciation of Charles Xavier's family name ("egg-savier") is distinctly odd and counterintuitive. Not having read the comics as a kid, when I watched the movies, I was convinced for a long time ...
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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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Can Angel/Archangel swim?

Warren Worthington III, the X-Man known as both Angel and Archangel, has the mutant ability of flight via feathered and/or techno-organic wings. His mutant powers include superhuman strength in his ...
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“My mom once knew a guy who could do that” said Peter to Eric. Do they have any relation?

In X-Men Days of Future Past, when Peter saved Eric from prison, in the scene where they were both in elevator, Peter said to Eric: "They told me you control metal, you know, my mom once knew a guy ...
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Do Wolverine's boneclaws cause self harm if his healing factor is absent?

Wolverine can retract his claws at will, but this involves them slicing through the tissue of his knuckles. But we know that he has an abnormal healing factor which may account for why he is unscathed ...
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Who is the guy that found the 'X' badge at the beginning of X-Men: Days Of Future Past?

At the very start of X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see a white-haired person with a modern-looking flashlight come across an X-Men belt buried in the dirt. Who is he?
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How were Professor X, Magneto, Wolverine and Storm surviving the Sentinels?

In X-Men: Days of the Future Past movie, there was no solution against Sentinels other than changing the past. Also, Sentinels were very smart in searching mutants. Team of Professor X (in the X-jet) ...
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Who was the mutant who was Storm's stalker?

I remember reading an X-Men comic, about a mutant who was stalking Storm, and was obsessed with her. His power was some sort of energy blast from his hands, I think. He threatened to kill either ...
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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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Does Magneto have more powers in the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past? [duplicate]

In the movie X-Men : Days of Future Past, Magneto is shown not only controlling metal but breaking it down to microscopic level, inserting it into 8 different robots at the same time, controlling and ...
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Why wasn't Jason Stryker affected by Cerebro?

In X-2: X-Men United, Xavier is being controlled by Jason's illusions and made to try to kill all the mutants. However, Jason is not affected by Xavier's attack. Being a mutant, shouldn't he have ...
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What is the full extent of Cypher's omnilingualism? [closed]

Douglas Aaron Ramsey, also known as Doug or Cypher has the mutant power of omnilingualism, aka understanding pretty much any language, both verbal and written. This makes him something of a laughing ...
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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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Can Mystique replicate a person by just looking at a photograph?

I have always wondered how Mystique's transformation works. If Mystique has never seen a person, but gets his/her photo with only face visible (passport sized). Can she still replicate him/her? If ...
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Mystique replicating a target's attire, how does it work?

I have always wondered how Mystique's transformation works. Please spare me as I don't read many Marvel comics, just those random ones which I can get. From what is seen in movies, she can instantly ...
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Biological functions of Mystique when morphed [duplicate]

I have always wondered how does Mystique's transformation works. Please spare me as I don't read many Marvel comics, just those random ones which I can get. When Mystique transforms to male ...
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Has Dr. Connors ever experimented with mutant DNA instead of lizard?

Dr. Connors is a scientist who is missing an arm. In various different forms of Spider-Man media, from the Amazing Spider-Man film to the comic books, he makes some kind of attempt to regrow his limbs ...
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How many people has Wolverine killed in the X-Men movies?

How many people has Wolverine killed in the movies, starting with X-Men (2000)?
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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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What was Wolverine doing during X-Men:First Class?

In the 2011 superhero movie X-Men: First Class, Wolverine has a cameo while, in my own words, Magneto and Prof X are out recruiting X-Men. First Class is set in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. ...
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Stryker or Mystique? [duplicate]

I watched the latest X-men movie and I am a bit confused about the identity of the person. Is it Stryker or is it Mystique we see when they fish logan up? Mystiques blood was obtained in Paris. So ...
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How can Wolverine sleep on a waterbed given his extra adamantium weight?

Can anyone explain Wolverine having no trouble sleeping in a water bed at 300 lbs+ (plus the, let’s say, 130 lbs for the woman next to him) in X-Men: Days of Future Past?
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Adamantium in the MCU?

Due to Fox having the rights to X-Men, there are few restrictions to what can be mentioned and eluded to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (eg: 'Mutants'). Does this restriction stretch to Adamantium? ...
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Was Mystique seen on TV talking to herself when she was talking to Xavier during his freeze mind trick?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, near the end of the movie there is a scene where Mystique has Then Xavier uses his psychic power to have a conversation with her. At this point, all of the cameras in ...
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What happened to Wolverine from the new Days of Future past time line? [duplicate]

At the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see Wolverine After a few “surprises”, What happened to the Wolverine in this timeline?
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Why didn't Xavier go back in time?

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kitty Pryde can send people's minds back in time to their younger selves. Because of the strain this puts on the mind, she can only send most people back a few days at ...
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Why didn't Charles Xavier escape?

In X2: X-Men United, when William Stryker was meeting Charles, before forcing him to use Cerebro, why didn't Professor-X use his powers to escape? He was able to read Stryker's mind as suggested in ...
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Professor Xavier's suit trousers in X2: X-Men United

I was watching X2:X-Men United and caught the scene when Xavier visits Magneto in the plastic prison. They scanned Xavier for metal and found none. My question is regarding Professor X's suit ...
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Why can't Xavier move his legs with his mind? [duplicate]

I always wondered why it is possible for Charles Xavier to move objects with his mind, but not his own legs? Thanks for your replies.
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Has Wolverine ever changed the silicon seals in his hands?

According to the 1991 Marvel Trading Cards set, Wolverine has "silicon seals" in his hands which "must be periodically replaced". This card, however, is from before it was revealed that Wolverine had ...
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If mutants can travel in time, why do they not change more events?

In Days from Future Past, we saw how Kitty sent Wolverine back years earlier in time (1973) to prevent Mystique from killing Trask and thus stop the Sentinel program before it started. Assuming that ...