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I remember watching X-Men 3 and seeing Charles Xavier get disintegrated by Phoenix, however the post-credits scene and his appearance on later movies indicate that he actually survived. How is that possible?

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Furthermore, he transfers his concious but the mutant gene remains within the old destroyed body...so how exactly does he use his powers, if he doesn't have his mutant genes anymore? –  confused Jun 25 at 19:44
This seems like another question and not an answer. –  Meat Trademark Jun 25 at 20:22

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Firstly, the post-credits scene from X-Men 3 hints at his survival. If for any reason you can't view the video, this is what happens (from the wiki):

After the credits there is a scene at the hospital, where the comatose man from the video that Xavier showed his students is lying in a hospital bed. Dr. Moira MacTaggart enters the room to see the sleeping patient, only to be greeted by the Professor's voice coming from him. Dr. Moira looks towards her patient in disbelief and says "Charles?".

In X-Men: Wolverine, the post-credits scene shows Xavier's return, years after his supposed death. Again, if the video doesn't play, this is what happens (from a different wiki):

Xavier returns in his original visage and his wheelchair. Along with Magneto, he solicits Logan's help against dark forces seeking to destroy mutant-kind. When Logan questions Xavier about how he's returned, Xavier reminds him "you're not the only one with gifts."

This page quite effectively explains how this is all possible. Unfortunately, the video explaining it is currently down, but to take from the synopsis:

...the Brain Dead Patient [from X-Men 3] is indeed P. Xavier, Charles Xavier's brain dead identical twin brother. When he was born his telepathy was so massive that he essentially stole his brothers brain waves. But when he was killed off by The Dark Phoenix he transferred the consciousness of his mind into his brain dead identical brother.

So, he basically took over the body of his rather conveniently handy identical brother and was allowed to continue.

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Finally i am earlier then you by few seconds :P –  Ankit Sharma May 26 at 14:03
@AnkitSharma: Flip, I hadn't even realised you'd answered. That must have been damn close! –  Andrew Martin May 26 at 14:03
Just few seconds. Anyways your answer seems more explained. +1. –  Ankit Sharma May 26 at 14:06
Then i want to ask another question, how he got wheel-chaired again? –  Ankit Sharma May 26 at 14:06
@AnkitSharma: God only knows right now. Maybe he transferred his mind, but had to transfer his bodily condition with it. I really don't know. –  Andrew Martin May 26 at 14:07

If you want to know how he survived , then he just transferred his consciousness to his identical brain dead twin brother.

From marvel-movies.wikia.com

In an after-credits scene, Xavier speaks to Moira McTaggert through the body of a comatose man, implying that his consciousness survived by transferring itself into the body (An action that Xavier had discussed at the beginning of the film as part of an ethics class, the question being if it would be ethically right for a mutant like himself to attempt such a transference). In the directors commentary for the DVD, it is revealed that the man that Charles transferred his consciousness to was really his identical twin brother, whose mind had been destroyed at birth when Charles power's manifested.

But how he got back to wheelchair with this new body of his twin brother doesn't got explained yet.

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I think they need to add more DVD commentary to clear this up more. –  Ankit Sharma May 26 at 14:01
+1 It'd be a good way to find out some weird things like this... –  DarkAjax May 26 at 15:32
The connection between Xavier's powers and paraplegia is addressed in Days of Future past, and explained a little here. –  John Smith Optional May 28 at 12:27

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