Questions tagged [x-men]

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Wolverine's claws [duplicate]

At the end of "The Wolverine" Wolverine got his claws cut off, but the bone claws still remained along with his adamantium skeleton. Will his bone claws therefore get coated with adamantium as time ...
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How did Magneto successfully kill Sebastian Shaw?

In the X-Men: First Class movie, Charles and Erik team up to stop Sebastian Shaw aboard his submarine. Once exposed, Charles uses his powers to freeze Shaw. Erik uses his own powers to force the coin ...
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Why the name “Cable”?

Wolverine: Cyclops? [looks at Storm] Storm. [looks at Xavier] What do they call you? "Wheels"? Most comic book characters have names which are so befitting them, or are so ...
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Why is there such a theme of a superheros’ friends becoming their enemy/frenemy?

For example, in Spider-Man (at least the film from 2002), Peter Parker is friends with Green Goblin (or his son?), and in X-Men, Wolverine's "brother" becomes Sabretooth. Why this is so popular?
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How does Cyclops' Visor work to hold massive optic blast force? [duplicate]

Due to head injuries, Cyclops can't control his optic blasts at will. So, he wears Visor to prevent unwanted damages of his surrounding. In Civil War: X-Men #4, Ironman measured Cyclops' optic blast ...
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Age of Ultron #9 - Wolverine's weakness?

In the latest AU issue, where both wolverines are faced with the choice of deciding which one goes back to the 'original' time line with Sue Storm...im just not exactly sure what happened in those ...
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Mutated animals in X-men (/Ultimate X-men)

In Ultimate X-Men #18 when Xavier talks about how he and MacTaggert started their work, he mentions "Boys made of steam, dogs made of ice cream." Even if this is a humorous remark, it still seems to ...
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The X-FACTOR gene in Ultimate X-men

Reading the Ultimate X-men #15 I see that Xavier claims that "98% of all known mutants test positive for the X-FACTOR gene". Isn't the X-FACTOR gene what makes a mutant or does this simply include ...
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When Did Magneto Start To Ally Himself With The X-Men?

I've recently been getting into reading comic books again & in particular I'm trying to fill the gaps in my X-Men knowledge (a favourite). I've read a number of the original books & Magneto ...
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Professor X's mind reading and Wolverine's adamantium skull

Can Professor X read the mind of Wolverine even if he has an adamantium skull?
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Avengers vs X-Men ending: isn’t it all The Avengers fault? [closed]

If in the very beginning of AvX events The Avengers wouldn’t interfere and attack the X-Men and end up splitting the Phoenix Force apart: Scott, Emma, and the Phoenix 5 would’ve never existed the ...
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Can Cyclops fly?

Canonically, Cyclops's optic blast causes a concussive blast while there is no noticeable opposed force on his face as some sort of recoil. Does this mean that he could use his optic blasts as some ...
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Is humanity also a mutation? [closed]

We can refer to mutants but aren't humanity also technically nothing but a mutation according darwinism or evolution? We usually make a distinction between mutants and mankind but according to the ...
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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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How old is Kitty Pryde in Earth 616?

When Kitty Pryde was introduced in Uncanny X-Men 129, she was described as being 13 years old. In Uncanny X-Men 141, we are shown a grown up Katherine Pryde - specifically in the year 2013. We are not ...
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What material is Ord's weapon made of?

In Astonishing X-Men #5, Ord, an alien villain hailing from the Breakworld, claims the following: there is no substance on earth this blade cannot cut through. Yet, Wolverine with his beta-...
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What's the range of Magneto's powers?

As the summary says, is the range of Magneto's powers mentioned anywhere?
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Was Xavier's surprise at Magneto's helmet ever retconned?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: First Class introduced a few major continuity issues. Some of these have been half-addressed. For example, Alex Summers is no longer Scott's younger brother ...
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Cyclops Visor Material and beam color

This question has several parts, so it may need to be split into a few questions. I know that Cyclops visor aperture is made of a mixture of powdered ruby-quartz. Has he ever tried using a different ...
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Can Mystique create objects?

When Mystique shape-shifts, she looks like the person she wants to imitate with their clothes on. Now, if she removes these clothes and puts them away and then returns to her original form, do the ...
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Why the mutant group is called X-Men when there are women also in the team? [closed]

A team's name defines who they are. The team tiles such as Justice League describes that every member of that very team stands for justice whether they are male or female. Avengers too is an ...
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Who are the villains at the end of the 90s X-Men cartoon intro?

At the end of the 90s X-Men animated series intro, there is a clash between the Professor Xavier's X-Men and Magneto's team. I recognize most of the villains, but am unable to identify a few of them. ...
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Is there a guide to the publication history of the X-Men?

I mean, there's a Wikipedia article entitled "Publication history of X-men comics," but it's vastly incomplete. I'm looking for a TOTAL map showing every single strain of comics released by Marvel ...
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What is Juggernaut's armor made of, and how did he get it?

I was wondering what the armor of Juggernaut is made of. From some comics I read (no idea which universe), and from the movies, it appears to be some kind of thick, heavy metal. But I would be ...
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Can Rogue harness Wolverine's adamantium blades after touching him?

Rogue has the ability to harness the abilities of other mutants for a short while upon any sort of skin contact. Upon touching Wolverine she is able to use his regenerative properties but what about ...
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Did Wolverine's bones regenerate before being enhanced with Adamantium?

Wolverine had healing powers from the very start. Before Wolverine had his skeleton enhanced with Adamantium, his bones were breakable as shown in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Did his healing power ...
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Is Magneto officially an Omega Level Mutant?

I've read various forums suggesting he is an Omega Level Mutant (I agree with others that this term maybe needs rewording or defining) however in my experience he has never been officially mentioned ...
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Is the red beam coming out of CYCLOPS' eye a laser beam?

We have all seen that Cyclops projects a red-coloured beam out of his eyes. What is that red beam. Is it laser or something else?
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In X-Men: First Class who are the mutant children found by professor X?

In the movie, when Professor X uses Cerebro for the first time, he is able to detect some mutant children. I believe the first one was Storm, since she was a little girl with white hair. But who ...
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Why are X-Men more realistic than Fantastic Four? [closed]

So, this is a question one of my biology teachers asked me back in High School, but I can't find the reasoning I'd need. I think it would be something like this: X-Men : they were born with a ...
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Evidence of the X-Gene in 'normal' heroes in the Marvel Universe

Reading through Brett White's question about Hawkeye got me thinking about whether some of the characters in the Marvel Universe who get their skills through training may have had a helping hand. ...
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Why is Wolverine's hand missing?

In the picture below it appears that (this version of) Wolverine has only got one hand and one set of claws, the other hand seems to be missing. What happened to his missing hand and claws? How did ...
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What happens if Hope copies Rogue?

Hope can copy mutant abilities, while Rogue steals them (albeit temporarily). If Rogue has a collection of stolen/borrowed abilities and Hope copies her, does she get the collected abilities or just ...
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Only Professor X goes bald due to his psychic powers, why?

As per the Wikipedia page says With help from his powers and his natural genius, Xavier becomes an excellent student and athlete, though he gives up the latter, believing his powers give him an ...
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where to start with the X-Men with Marvel NOW! coming up?

I want to get into reading the X-Men. So far, I have no experience with them. Since the X-Men have a very long history, it might be very confusing to get into the story. And I do not want to catch up ...
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What are the limits of Magneto's magnetic field?

Is there any source about the strongest magnetic field Magneto can generate? Currently the strongest magnetic fields in continuous use (a few Tesla, maybe up to around 10 Tesla) are strong enough to ...
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Why does Azazel not have to see to teleport?

Nightcrawler has to see the area that he is going to teleport to. He explains the reason why in the 2nd X-Men film - that he can end up in a wall and die instantly. So why and how can Azazel, the ...
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Have we seen all of those Hanks?

In Endangered Species Hank McCoy goes on a quest to discover a scientific 'cure' for the events of the House of M. He asks every hero and villain he thinks might help. He nearly loses himself to this ...
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Source of the X-Men's mutations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a set limit on mutant abilities, where they're deemed too unrealistic? In X-Men: First Class (2011) Prof X hypothesizes that the source of the spike in human ...
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Wolverine (with a criss crossed skin?) rescues the X-men which are in a strange hallucinated world

Some 20 years ago (I feel old: we are talking the first half of the 90s) I was reading (in italian translation, so probably we were lagging some years with respect to the original publication dates) ...
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How much of Thor's power could Rogue steal?

While my experience with the comics are very limited, Rogue has been one of my favorite X-Men since the Animated Series was on TV when I was a kid. The capability of absorbing an enemy's strengths and ...
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Who stopped the bullet in the first X-Men movie?

When Rogue ran away to the train station and Magneto, Toad and Sabertooth ran into Jean Grey and Prof X outside the station. Magneto then grabs all of the guns from many policemen's hands and aimed ...
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What happened to Professor X?

Having been reading the X-Men related comics for a few months (from Schism on), I was wondering what happened to Professor X, the mutant most associated with the X-Men? Is he dead? What title(s) ...
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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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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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Marvel Excalibur - What was the cause of Kylun's feline adult appearance?

Question about Marvel's Excalibur (Vol I) series: I'm curious about Kylun's (cool) feline adult appearance. As a kid reading Excalibur, I had assumed Kylun was intentionally (and consensually) ...
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How can Cyclops miss with his optic blast?

Scott Summers' optic blasts are a discharge of powerful energy beams, they travel at the speed of light in the direction he is looking. How can he miss someone or something if his beam is hitting ...
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Is there a set limit on mutant abilities, where they're deemed too unrealistic?

In the X-Men universe, as a sampling, we have: Energy projection (Cyclops) Physical modification (Beast, Nightcrawler, Angel, Toad) Plus shape-shifting (Mystique) Teleportation (Nightcrawler) ...
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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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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.