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Copper and lead are actually magnetic -- more accurately, they're diamagnetic. Thus, in theory, a magnetic field in front of the copper-jacketed lead bullet could resist the bullet's motion and, along with a field around it, suspend it in the air. In reality, the strength of a magnetic field capable of stopping a supersonic bullet1 at point-blank range is ...


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This is covered by the film's (surprisingly faithful) official novelisation. In short, she makes an attempt to use his powers but it turns out that Magneto isn't a complete.barking.moron and has factored this into his evil plans. With his bare hands, he touched her face. Suddenly she felt the incredible energy flowing into her. She could see ...


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The blades aren't circular. Yes, you missed that the "blades" of the mutation generator are horseshoe shaped. How did he get down? From above there's no obstruction to simply jumping down.


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According to her official Marvel Comics biography page, she can only change her volume, but not her mass. Therefore, there would be flesh that was cut off from her body lying on the floor where she was fighting Wolverine. She wouldn't have to become left handed after this, as she could just shapeshift to keep her fingers, even though that wouldn't ...


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According to Wikipedia: Magneto has been frequently depicted as able to resist all but the strongest or most unexpected of telepathic attacks. A number of explanations have been proposed for his unusually strong resistance to telepathy, among them ... technology wired into his helmet (the explanation given in the X-Men film series and several comic ...


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Most of the answers have been pretty good, but let me add a few points. Sci-fi culturally speaking, Adamantium is worked from meteoric iron, with slightly different properties. Most notably, it is much easier to work into an amorphous metal structure, making for a virtually indestructible metal. There are a few other amorphous metals, most notably silica ...


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Magneto has control over all metals according to Marvel. He is just called "Magneto", but his power extends beyond magnetic abilities. He cannot control organic materials, only metals. This is why, in X-Men: Apocalypse, he was


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TL;DR: his civilian name is not revealed in the first movie, but there are elements from other works which hint at the tie-in comics confirm Sabretooth being indeed Victor Creed. It's unclear whether the two are the same individual. X-Men (2000) Sabretooth isn't referred to as Victor Creed in the final cut. In fact, as you may have noticed, his role is ...


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Please consider, that it was Magneto who fired that gun. We cannot assume, that the bullet actually had normal speed to start with. The energy propelling the bullet was present, but he had the bullet under control from the very begining. The actual counter force wasnt stopping the bullet from high velocity to 0 at point blank range. I think Magneto used his ...


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Based on a reading of the official novelisations of X-Men 1 and 2, there's a few good reasons why the Professor chose to use a biometric scanner to guard access to Cerebro: Cerebro, and presumably its security system was designed (by Magneto) before there was a general knowledge of mutant powers and well before he and Professor X had encountered teleporters ...


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In the original script, the beam was thin enough and focused enough that it would cut through the mask, but not into the flesh itself, allowing him to split it into two sections. He takes a hold of her chin and grips it tightly. He FIRES A THIN, FOCUSED OPTIC BEAM INTO THE ENCRUSTED SLIME, splitting it in half. He pulls the remains away from her face. ...


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Presumably not. In the prequel comic X-Men Movie Prequel: Rogue, Jean is seen alongside Storm and Cyclops, in her X-Men outfit, searching for Rogue, who recently discovered her powers. The X-Men fail to reach out to her, she escapes and eventually ends up where she joins Wolverine in the movie. Thus, Liberty Island was probably not her first mission. The ...


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The original screen directions just say that she's "struggling". Any noises she's making are liable to be the actress trying her best to emulate Fay Wray. [Cyclops continues to pull on the slime. Jean's struggles are becoming more panicked]. [Cyclops stops and puts his hands on Jean's shoulders, pinning her down]. CYCLOPS: Jean. Jean stop. Stop ...


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Well simple the Toad needed a way to loosen Jean's grip so what better way than to surprise spew a gross slime in her face. It would have been a bit overdone if he slimed Storm too, plus that makes the film a bit anti-female with two rather strong characters downed by a simple little Toad slime in their faces. Storm was stronger in the movie than Jean, so it ...


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Her mass never changes so for structures she wouldn't have (tail, claws, wings, etc.) I believe she would push small amounts of blood through her pores and manipulate it to cover larger surface areas to appear as she wishes. To answer your question, her body material would revert to its natural state without mental commands. So those claws probably turned ...


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Magneto is probably using the dualism of electricity and magnetism in relativity theory. So by thinking relativily he is also able to create electric potentials inside the bullet and in the air which cause the bullet to slow down and move around. Simple applied physics, no voodoo here.


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