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Why do the people in MarvelVerse dislike X-Men more than other superheroes?

It’s the tyranny of evolution. Sooner or later, you have a species that will have a genetic or technological advantage and that species will always conquer a species without that advantage. Carthage, ...
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Pre-1993 comic in which Wolverine's claws were turned to rubber?

Excalibur #58 (1992) fits the bill, your villain being Alchemy. From ComicVine: Trouble on both sides! With both the Crazy Gang and the trolls that kidnapped Alchemy on the loose, can even the ...
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How long until the rights of Marvel characters that 20th Century Fox own revert to Marvel Studios?

When Marvel sold the live action rights to many of their characters and groups of characters in the 1990's, it was on the condition that the rights would revert back to Marvel if the properties were ...
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How could Magneto stop the bullet fired at the police officer's head?

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 ...
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Why do the people in MarvelVerse dislike X-Men more than other superheroes?

It's partially media, partially paranoia, and an enhanced sense of xenophobia, coupled with the constant assaults of mutant superbads (Magneto, Apocalypse) boasting how mutants will replace humanity. ...
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Where did Magneto get his helmet from?

Same timeline, different helmets. The events of First Class and Apocalypse are in the same timeline / universe. There is no contradiction here. After the events of Days of Future Past, Magneto ...
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Captain Marvel vs Ms Marvel clarification

The name, and the list of heroes who have used it, can get rather complex. I'll try to summarize, and stick only to the ones that connect directly to the current one, Carol Danvers. There's a couple ...
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Pre-1993 comic in which Wolverine's claws were turned to rubber?

This is the comic you're referring to; Excalibur Vol 1 #58. Wolverine has his claws turned (temporarily) into rubber by Alchemy at the urging of a troll.
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If Rogue absorbs Magneto's power then why can't she escape?

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 ...
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Is Rebecca Romijn/Jennifer Lawrence Mystique's "natural" human form?

It depends on what you mean by her "natural" form. As far as we can tell, the blue spiky look is Mystique's "normal" appearance as a mutant; every other form is something she has to intentionally ...
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Which X-Men movies should I watch before Deadpool?

To understand the film, none. To understand the jokes, you need to watch or know X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Those jokes and all the other references (almost) are listed ...
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Has anyone ever tried to fix Professor X's back?

There have been a few mutants who have removed Charles from his chair. Whether him getting put back into the chair counts as them failing is another matter. Uncanny X-men The first time this happens ...
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Who are the 378 mutants in this image?

Based on this numbering: The following appear (links attempt to give best reference for that particular 'look', a + indicates not technically considered a mutant): Absalom? Madin Battering Ram ...
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What is Wolverine's full name?

He was born as James Howlett, but he adopted the nickname 'Logan' to keep his identity secret. (Logan was the last name of his groundskeeper). Rose was the one who gave him the name. (Jemas, Bill, ...
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What is known about these "Captain Raygun" characters?

Ray "Raygun" Lai is a professional comic-book artist and movie concept artist. He worked on both the Battlestar Galactica Miniseries (as a "Series Illustrator") as well as the X-Men 2 film (as a "...
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What was Deadpool's line about the two Professor X's?

In response to Colossus's line: Let's go see the professor. Deadpool replies: McAvoy or Stewart? These timelines are confusing! Sources: looper.com cinemablend.com mashable.com imdb.com
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Does Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters teach normal school subjects?

Movies: Yes. The first three X-Men movies show scenes of children getting taught regular subjects. These include Prof. X teaching a (presumably) English Lit class about The Once and Future King, and ...
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What materials can Kitty Pryde not phase through? Can she phase through adamantium?

Marvel Universe explains Kitty's powers: Kitty Pryde is a mutant with the ability to “phase” through solid matter by shifting her atoms through the spaces between the atoms of the object through ...
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How can Wolverine sleep on a waterbed given his extra adamantium weight?

Because when he travels back to the 1970s, he's not physically travelling in time, he's being mentally projected into his former self and in 1973 he didn't have an adamantium skeleton yet. You can ...
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"My mom once knew a guy who could do that" said Peter to Eric. Do they have any relation?

The character of Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver is an adaptation of Comic book character Pietro Maximoff. From the Marvel comics storyline, Quicksilver is the son of Magneto (Eric Lehnserr) and Magda. ...
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How can Professor Xavier be alive?

At the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, we see the comatosed, brain dead twin of Charles Xavier talking in Patrick Stewarts voice, implying that he somehow transferred his consciousness into his twins ...
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How does Cyclops sleep?

It looks like he keeps his mask on. Since the mask requires him to either touch the mask or use the hand switch, he's probably safe. Just to cover all bases, there was a time between All-New X-Men #3 ...
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Did we ever see Professor Charles Xavier control animals?

Well, yes. Per Wikipedia: He is one of the few telepaths skilled enough to communicate with animals and even share their perceptions. Backing this up with one specific occurrence in X-Men Legacy #...
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In which order should I watch the X-Men movies to know Wolverine's full sequential story?

There are two ways to order Wolverine's appearances. Release order X-Men (2000) - His first on-screen appearance X-2: X-Men United (2003) - Wolverine encounters Stryker, but has only vague memories ...
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Which was the X-Men comic where the mutant Santa Claus appeared, and what are his powers?

It seems he first appeared in Strange Tales #34 in 1955 (although I can't find a scan of it), and has appeared a number of times since. (There are also alternate versions of him in other continuities/...
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Has Charles Xavier ever exhibited the ability to freeze minds/time in the comics?

In Giant-Size X-Men #1, in Nightcrawler's first appearance, a Bavarian mob is about to murder him when...
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What X-Men comic features Storm being attacked by a group of drug addicts in a housing project, and is saved by Luke Cage and Misty Knight?

It's actually Uncanny X-Men #122 from 1979. If #544 includes the pages posted in @Valorum's answer it's a re-print. Entering an old apartment building where her parents used to live, Storm is ...
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Does Wolverine still get his adamantium skeleton after Days of Future Past?

Wolverine will still likely end up with an adamantium skeleton. There is simply too much time between when he is recovered and when we see him in the future for such a continuity gap to occur. The ...
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Are any of the X-Men comic covers or pages in the movie Logan pre-existing?

All of the comic covers were made specifically for the movie. According to this interview with director James Mangold at Slashfilm, Logan also incorporates the idea of X-Men comics in a really ...
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