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In X2, how does Stryker know it is not Wolverine but Mystique?

In X2: X-Men United (2003), when Mystique goes into the dam with Wolverine's appearance, how does Stryker recognise it is not Wolverine? In the French version of the movie he says something along the ...
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Why is Bolivar Trask a person of short stature?

The character of Dr. Bolivar Trask from X-Men: Days of Future Past, who hates or at least fears the rising population of mutants as a threat for humanity and ultimately develops the Sentinels as a ...
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What were all the references in Deadpool?

I recently watched Deadpool and it was full of references and Easter Eggs. I was able to pick many of them like Green lantern, X-Men Origins, etc., but my friend was not able to understand many of ...
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How is Trask alive in X-Men: The Last Stand given the plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past?

At the start of X-Men: Days of Future Past, it was explained that Trask was assassinated by Mystique in 1973 and the whole movie was basically about Wolverine going back in time to prevent that ...
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Where do Deadpool 1 and 2 take place?

Watching the two Deadpool movies, it's never made clear where they take place. In which city (real or fictional) are the Deadpool movies set?
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Was Wolverine a bodyguard before or after fighting in Vietnam?

In the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Wolverine is shown fighting in Vietnam, then recruited by the government into the X-Team, then quitting the X-Team, then 6 years later being in a ...
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How and why did Magneto rejoin the X-Men?

At the end of the movie X-Men: First Class, Magneto leaves Charles Xavier and the X-Men to go start the Brotherhood of Mutants. Between the end of X-Men: First Class and the beginning of X-Men: Days ...
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What was the reason for Magneto's decision at the end?

Why did Magneto betray Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse? The former seemed very much on board with the latter's plans, very much enjoying the amplified powers and very much grieving and angry. What ...
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Is "Logan" the last movie with Hugh Jackman as Wolverine?

Hugh Jackman has played the role of Wolverine as a major character in various X-Men films since 2000 and contributed highly to the brand of the X-Men movie series. But is he playing the Wolverine ...
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What is Magneto's helmet made of?

In the scene below from X-Men: First Class, Sebastian (Magneto's precessor) claims that his russian friends made the helmet for him (0:40) In Days of Future Past, ...
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X-Men Chronological Order

What order should the X-Men franchise (including Deadpool 1 & 2, Logan and the Wolverine) be watched in? Different sites give me different answers (due to the time travel in Days of Future Past).
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Where do the timelines of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: Days of Future Past lie exactly?

In X-Men: The Last Stand, we saw that Wolverine kills Jean Grey and Scott Summers was killed. Later, In The Wolverine, Logan recovers from his past. However, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Scott ...
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Who has filming rights for Squirrel Girl?

Squirrel Girl is a very popular Marvel comics character, but I never heard about any live action adaptation in any development. She was considered a mutant too but then came out as not being one. So I ...
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Was Charles Xavier's 2nd seizure in Logan consistent?

Since Charles Xavier's seizures mentally paralyse those within range, that would explain why, in Logan, when he had his 2nd seizure, the car crashed normally however, when Logan killed those men in ...
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What was the significance in Laura tipping over the cross in Logan?

In Logan, in the final scene, Laura takes the cross on Logan's grave and tips it over. Why did she do that? Here's what I'm talking about:
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Where are Wolverine's underpants? [closed]

In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, when Wolverine was getting infused with Adamantium in the Weapon X facility, the following still from the film reveals that he was strapped-on at the floor of the chamber, ...
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How is Rogue forced to help Magneto with his machine to convert people in mutants in the Statue of Liberty

Magneto's plan is to use Rogue in his machine, which requires grabbing two handles by the hands. She is handcuffed to the machine (both made of metal) and we see that Magneto puts his hands on her ...
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When did this character have a change of heart?

In the Legion third season finale, it is revealed that Farouk was influencing (at least I think...) David to change his past so that he never gets possessed by Farouk (Shadow King). But when did he ...
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Was a deal needed with Fox to use Evan Peters?

In WandaVision, Evan Peters is cast as a version of Wanda's brother Pietro, aka Peter, aka Quicksilver. The Quicksilver in the X-Men movies is generally considered a different character than Pietro ...
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Why does Wolverine drink alcohol?

In The Wolverine, Wolverine seems to be completely lost after Jean's death. Sleeping on the hills, the bottles suggests that he is drinking. What I don't get is, why? Intoxication is a state of being ...
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What is the significance of Katana Swords being the weapon for Deadpool?

I was watching Deadpool and one thing which stuck in my mind is why katana swords. Nowhere in the movie is Wade Wilson shown as a master of operating swords. Then what was the reason that Deadpool ...
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Does Deadpool age?

When Wade gets his healing abilities and becomes Deadpool, he's cured of his cancer. His ability to regenerate his body works super fast and basically makes him 'immortal' so I was wondering does he ...
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What is the importance of the souvenir from Lagos, Nigeria?

In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, what is the importance of souvenir acquired from Lagos, Nigeria, that William Stryker wants the source of.
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Is Wanda Maximoff Magneto's daughter?

I've never read the X-Men and Marvel comics, but from watching the films I have come to understand that Wanda Maximoff is the sister of Pietro Maximoff (we see them in Avengers: Age of Ultron). But ...
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Who is the healing mutant in first Egyptian scene of X-Men: Apocalypse

In X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Who is the mutant (with instant healing power) in the first scene in Egypt, where En Sabah Nur's (Apocalypse) consciousness is being transferred to. Does this character ...
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Did Professor X ever marry someone?

In the original trilogy, there was not any mention about if Professor X was married to someone. However, while I was watching X-Men First Class, it seemed that Moira MacTaggert might be the one who ...
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How do some of the X-Men come back in "Days of Future Past"?

In Days of Future Past, Magneto has his powers again, Charles Xavier is alive and Rogue has her powers when in X-Men: The Last Stand, Magneto got the 'cure', Xavier was killed by Jean and Rogue got ...
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Why did Wolverine's name change from Jimmy to Logan?

In X-Men Origins, Wolverine is called Jimmy. Then he is called Logan? Is this because he lives forever and has to change to hide his mutation? My question here is that where does the X-Men story ...
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Wolverine in both Pacific and European theaters?

If you watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine and then watch The Wolverine, you can find an incongruency in Wolverine's story. In X-Men Origins, you can see that in the World War II scene, Wolverine and ...
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What happens to Victor Creed after "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"?

In X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Jimmy (Wolverine) has a brother named Victor. Near the end of the film, Wolverine and Victor separate. The movie ends explaining how Wolverine lost his memory, how he got ...
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Why did Logan turn back to that specific time in the future

So Kitty uses her power to send Logan back to the past to change it in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It all works 'fine' but when Logan finishes his job and saves the future, what makes him appear right ...
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Why doesn't Deadpool's healing ability heal his skin?

In the Deadpool movie when Wade his mutant cells get activated, his skin changes so he looks like Freddy Krueger (As Weasel referred too). But he obtains healing abilities and his cancer gets cured ...
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Why doesn't Stan Lee make a cameo appearance in X2?

Stan Lee always make a cameo appearance in the Marvel films based on the characters he helped in re-creating. With this in mind, was there any particular reason why he missed X2: X-Men United, X-Men ...
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Where did Caliban come from?

In the movie Logan we can see Caliban along with Charles and Logan. But Caliban was last seen in X-Men Apocalypse. How was he particularly chosen to be in Logan? And why wasn't he affected because of ...
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What was Francis' plan?

Near the end of Deadpool (2016), Francis kidnaps Deadpool's girlfriend and holds her hostage as bait for Deadpool. ("It's a trap."). But... Deadpool is effectively invincible, and Francis knows this. ...
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Tuning fork in last two episodes of Legion S02

In the last two episodes of Legion, David sets a big tuning fork called "The Choker" which, when hit, removes the power of telepaths in the area. He is planning to use it against Farouk, who foresees ...
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Why is it Charles "X Xavier" and not simply Charles "Xavier"? [closed]

The pronunciation of Charles' surname is "X Xavier" and not simply "Xavier". What is the reason behind it?
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How does Deadpool's mask work?

During this scene we see the gradual evolution of Wade's Deadpool costume. At one point Wade has holes for the eyes but the mask muffles his voice, and then in the next iteration he has white eyes and ...
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Why is the almighty force called Phoenix Force?

In the movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix the almighty force is known as Phoenix force, why is it named as such? The name of the force is also the inspiration for the name of the movie. What are its ...
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Why is the Professor still in a wheel chair?

Charles Xavier died in X-Men Last Stand. But according to the post credits scene of that movie and this link, Charles transferred his mind to his brain-dead twin brother's body. So now that he is ...
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In what order should I watch the X-Men movies?

I am looking for the best order for "plot" or continuity where I don't get too many disjunctive stories, not necessarily the order they came out in - how should I arrange the X-Men movies? I would ...
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Where does Dark Phoenix's power come from in "Apocalypse"?

In the movie Dark Phoenix, we see how Jean Grey got the Phoenix's power. But in X-Men: Apocalypse, she used the Phoenix's power. Dark Phoenix can't be set before X-Men: Apocalypse since Can someone ...
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Who is Scoutmaster Kevin?

During this scene in Deadpool 2, after Wade wipes his face, he asks, 'Scoutmaster Kevin?'. Is he referring to a real-life person? A character in another movie ...
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What's the reason for the decade jump in the recent X-Men trilogy?

In the recent X-Men trilogy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Dark Phoenix), they take place in the 70s, 80s, and 90s respectively. But why the 10-year jump when it was not ...
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Where is Magneto's island geographically located in Dark Phoenix?

There's a scene where Jean goes to see Magneto who is living with mutants on a secluded island. We can see some labels/signs in exterior shots, and they're all in Hindi. That made me think it was ...
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How exactly did Apocalypse enhance Magneto's skills (if at all)?

In X-Men Apocalypse, En Sabah Nur scouts four mutants to be the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. When he first meets Storm he enhances her skills and the change is clear you can see her hair change color ...
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Are any of the Yakuza that Ronin attacks from “The Wolverine”? [closed]

I recognized a few faces of the Yakuza people that Ronin attacks in Avengers: Endgame. Is this intentional cross-seed of The Wolverine possibly?
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Wolverine's DoFP selective amnesia?

Wolverine seems to have selective amnesia during Days of Future Past, where he alternates between having little to no memory of his pre-Weapon X life, and being able to recall minor details about his ...
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What is the movie playing on TV on Logan and what is its connection to the film?

In Logan, a movie is shown on TV. It is an old western, nearly 80 years old. They quote some lines of the movie, something like: Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her... tell her ...
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Why did Syd's body switch places with her mother's in the shower?

In the show, whenever Sydney switches places with someone, their minds swap bodies for a time. When they return, the bodies stay where they are and the minds swap back (as expected). In s2e4, in the ...

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