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Recently I have watched a variety of X-Men movies, including X-Men Wolverine and X-Men First Class. In X-Men First Class, the story at the end of the movie indicates;

Charles Xavier loses his ability to walk after a shot fired at Magneto hits him in his lower back

However, in the movie X-Men Wolverine;

At the end of the movie, Charles Xavier is seen walking towards those who escaped.

Obviously, in both instances this is probably just artistic license changing the story. According to X-Men canon, how does Professor Xavier actually get paralysed?

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movies.stackexchange.com/a/2608/1405 The last line explains that First Class has a lot of continuity errors. –  PriestVallon Jan 16 '13 at 13:33
And in x-men the last stand, Prof. X is walking at the beginning, even though his age in the scene would suggest he should already be paralyzed. –  user8367 Mar 5 '14 at 1:08
The X-men movies in particular are notorious for terrible continuity. io9.com/5966264/… Hopefully they'll somehow manage an actual explanation in Days of Future Past. –  vastra360 Mar 5 '14 at 20:20

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X-Men (1st series) # 20: (May 1966)


Years ago, Xavier discovered a city in Tibet being under some sort of alien mind-control.

The professor managed to inspire a rebellion against Lucifer, and the alien was forced to abandon his base, however not before causing a block of concrete to fall and crush Xavier’s legs.

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Some good info Oliver...another prime example of how the Hollywood folks tend to screw up the real story started from comics...although they are sometimes well done, they aren't correct. –  BB Stacker Jan 2 '13 at 18:47

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