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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, the triumph of the Homo sapiens over the Neanderthal showed us that. Now what do we have? We have Homo superior versus Homo sapiens. On a level playing field, ...


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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 combined strength of Excalibur and the X-Men come out on top? As revealed in the previous issue, Alchemy was in with the trolls who used his mother as leverage ...


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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 not used within a certain number of years. This condition has led to the rights for various characters reverting to Marvel since, the latest and most well-known ...


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The Muramasa Blade The Muramasa Blade (the second, made specifically for Wolverine - not the Black Blade) has been shown to effectively negate healing factors entirely. It has been used to It was described by Wolverine as "the only thing in the world that could put him down." At this point in time, Wolverine removed Daken's Muramasa-coated claws and ...


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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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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. Add to that, the collateral damage from giant robots shouting "Mutant detected. Exterminate the mutant" then destroying the mutant AND the city block he was ...


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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 gives up his mutant life and the Magneto persona to raise a family in Poland and work an honest job. We don't know exactly what happened to his first helmet in ...


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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 other heroes that have used the Captain Marvel name, the most well known being the hero that transforms by saying the magic word "SHAZAM!". It was originally ...


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Storm brings a lot to the table. No, seriously. Lots. Firstly, ignoring her powers, remember Xavier's primary aim is to keep mutants safe and educate them. Not just educate them about the world but also the world at large and foster good human-mutant relations. Ororo was an orphan and then worshipped as a god when Xavier first found her and took her in. ...


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Adamantium's durability has less to do with weight than it does with resilience. Logan is 5'3" tall and without his adamantium weighs 195 lbs. With it, he weighs 300 lbs. His body has been reinforced but adds only 105 pounds of total weight. It is wrong to assume its indestructibility is related to weight. There are plenty of heavy metals (gold, lead) ...


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Wolverine (4th series) #16 - Issue Date: November 2011 - Story Title: Wolverine Forever They’re WRONG. Every damn one of ‘em. ‘Cept Namor, I can’t swim worth a damn. Unknown comic issue: "You ever try staying afloat when your bones are laced with Adamantium? It's like swimming with an anvil on your back" Damn. Put me in water, and I'm vulnerable....


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If you watch the extra scene after the credits, Xavier has transferred his consciousness to the body in a coma he was referring to in the ethics class earlier in the film. This was when he asked, would it be ethical for a telepath to take over a body which was born with no mind and so kept in a coma for its entire life. He is smiling as he has an escape ...


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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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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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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 in this Movies & TV answer. (It’s full of spoilers.) Colossus's character did appear in X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past, but none ...


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Rogue does get Wolverine's claws when she absorbs his abilities, but she gets his original bone claws, without the adamantium. The bone claws can be seen in X-Men Legacy #235 (2010), when Rogue absorbs the abilities of several X-Men.


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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 affect. (We see this, for example, when she is knocked out and her shapeshifting ends, this is the form she takes.) However, it seems likely that her "usual" ...


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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 is in Uncanny X-men #167 Xavier's body is cloned and his mind is transferred to the new body. This gives him the ability to walk. This is the first time Xavier ...


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Several1: Members who have never been Mutants Madelyne Pryor - Possessed no powers, served as technical support. Longshot - A manufactured humanoid action celebrity from Mojoworld. Fantomex - Escaped sentinal experiment from the Weapon Plus Program Mimic - Dad's potion allowed him to mimic mutants powers. Hepzibah - Extraterrestrial Lockheed - Alien ...


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I've never come across a canon answer to this question -- at least, I never heard of any evil scientist attempting to clone Wolverine. But if we were to speculate, we can assume that the answer is related to how Wolverine recovers his memories and personality even after most of his brain is destroyed. I'm guessing that whatever part that receives the soul (...


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On Earth-616, Thor and Rogue fought in Avengers Annual #10. She absorbed his physical powers but did not try to pick up his hammer. But having his physical abilities would, at that moment, certainly not have made her worthy. This was her first meeting with the Avengers and she was trashing them because of her affiliation with the Brotherhood of Evil ...


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No. We should be able to assure the Philoso-raptor, that as long as Magneto was within a gravity well, Mjolnir should be unable to be lifted. The enchantment is supposed to make Mjolnir unable to be lifted or moved by the unworthy. The enchantment should be able to discern if the magnetic force being used is connected to a worthy being. The worthiness ...


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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, Quesada, Joe, Jenkins, Paul (w). Origin (2001–2002), Marvel Comics) From marvel.com: Born the second son of wealthy landowners John and Elizabeth Howlett in ...


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Short answer: No. If he were standing directly near the epicenter of a nuclear weapon, his organic materials would be incinerated and destroyed, even as his skeleton survived relatively undamaged. His organic flesh having no special invulnerability to fire, radiation, radiated energy and blast over-pressure would certainly be destroyed completely at ground ...


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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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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 Chicken Wings Hump Abyss Living Monolith La Nuit Adam X Magneto Feral Karasu Joe Bugs Negasonic Teenage Warhead Oya? Onyxx Skids Hijack? Metalhead ? Harry Leland ...


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Magneto removed the helmet, not Charles. Once the helmet was removed, Charles then paused Shaw. It was discussed in the X-Jet previously that Magneto's mission was to find the black out area that Charles couldn't access and to remove it. When Magneto found out it was Shaw's helmet, magneto them removed the helmet when Shaw was distracted.


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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 "Graphic Designer"). The BSG Wiki mentions that his name was included as a thank-you for his work. Ray Lai was a concept artist for the 2003 Miniseries. His name ...


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