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21st May '17 12:39:06 AM MegaJ
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* ''[[ComicBook/GenerationX2017 GenerationX]]'': A titled launched in the 1990s focusing on Comicbook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a new volume launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

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* ''[[ComicBook/GenerationX2017 GenerationX]]'': Generation X]]'': A titled launched in the 1990s focusing on Comicbook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a new volume launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
21st May '17 12:38:55 AM MegaJ
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* ''ComicBook/GenerationX'': A titled launched in the 1990s focusing on Comicbook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a new volume launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

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* ''ComicBook/GenerationX'': ''[[ComicBook/GenerationX2017 GenerationX]]'': A titled launched in the 1990s focusing on Comicbook/EmmaFrost's own SuperheroSchool and her team of teenage mutants which included ComicBook/{{Jubilee}}. Over 15 years later, a new volume launched which features Jubilee mentoring a RagtagBunchOfMisfits team at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
9th May '17 7:46:07 AM Ymirsdaughter
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** To be a bit more specific; Mystique joined the X-Men and left, Sabretooth joined the X-Men and left, Juggernaut joined the X-Men and left, Magneto joined the X-Men, left, and ''joined again'', Sebastian Shaw joined Hope's Lights and left... Really, about the only three [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] to have stuck are Rogue, Tessa/Sage, (who turned out to be GoodAllAlong) and Emma Frost. Every other villain that's joined eventually just stabs the group in the back. (Either that, or they just up and leave.) Oh, and lest we forget; Lady Mastermind joined the X-Men and left...

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** To be a bit more specific; Mystique joined the X-Men and left, Sabretooth joined the X-Men and left, Juggernaut joined the X-Men and left, Magneto joined the X-Men, left, and ''joined again'', Sebastian Shaw joined Hope's Lights and left... Really, about the only three [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] to have stuck are Rogue, Tessa/Sage, (who turned out to be GoodAllAlong) and Emma Frost.Frost ([[YesExceptNo except Emma Frost]]). Every other villain that's joined eventually just stabs the group in the back. (Either that, or they just up and leave.) Oh, and lest we forget; Lady Mastermind joined the X-Men and left...
8th May '17 7:27:25 AM NVPOWER
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** [[spoiler: The Wolverine comics revealed not only that [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization of greater scope villains called Weapon Plus¸]], a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants, who is responsible (directly or indirectly) for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life, but also that they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself. They created project rebirth, wich makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman(Weapon XII), Fantomex(Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos(Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton(Weapon XV), Allgod(Weapon XVI) and according to WordOfGod, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and ressources to other villainous organizations(especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, WordOfGod from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be the aforementionned Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Wolverine comics revealed not only that [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization of greater scope villains called Weapon Plus¸]], a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants, who is responsible (directly or indirectly) for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life, but also that they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself. They created project rebirth, wich makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman(Weapon XII), Fantomex(Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos(Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton(Weapon XV), Allgod(Weapon XVI) and according to WordOfGod, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. They are also responsible for creating Project:Gladiator, wich makes them indirectly responsible for creating Man-Thing. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and ressources to other villainous organizations(especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, WordOfGod from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be the aforementionned Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons.]]
3rd May '17 3:42:25 PM ErikModi
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* ClashOfEvolutionaryLevels: The X-Men, and mutants in general, embody all three modes of this trope. While the X-Men strive for peaceful co-existence, they tend to hide themselves from normal humans, and there are mutant extremists who want to subjugate or destroy normal humans. And of course, the X-Men seem to bear the brunt of attacks against mutants by normal humans.
** Specifically, the Brotherhood ([[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor sometimes]] exemplified by Magneto) is all about subjugating or destroying humans, while the Morlocks decided to just hide out in New York's sewers and ignore the conflict.
24th Apr '17 5:33:40 PM Scorntex
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Sentinel Squad O*N*E were introduced during ''Decimation'', treated as major recurring characters, even given their own miniseries, and then during ''Messiah [=CompleX=]'' they're all killed to a man by nanosentinels.



* GondorCallsForAid: During the Juggernaut's first appearance, Professor X called in the Human Torch for help.



** Chris Claremont's third run on ''Uncanny'' introduces a small-time mobster mutant who applies. Somehow, none of the highly trained and experienced X-Men can take him down until his boss's daughter shows up and scolds him.



* JokerImmunity: Mr. Sinister, the Sentinels, Donald Pierce. None of them ever stay gone for long.

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* JokerImmunity: Mr. Sinister, the Sentinels, Donald Pierce.Pierce, Selene. None of them ever stay gone for long.



* LaserGuidedKarma: X-23 was introduced to X-Men proper slicing up a group of frat boys who were trying to kill a young woman for dating a mutant.



* MindRape: What Jean does to Emma to wipe the smug look off her face after having been caught with Scott.

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* MindRape: MindRape:
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What Jean does to Emma to wipe the smug look off her face after having been caught with Scott.



* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Magneto, DependingOnTheWriter.

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* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Magneto, DependingOnTheWriter. Sometimes it's just never hurt a ''mutant'' innocent.
* NeverTheObviousSuspect: A mid-00s storyline has several thugs apparently murdered by Wolverine, who doesn't have much of an alibi since the only witness has gone missing. But the coroner notes the claw marks on the thug's car don't match Logan's. For one, the distance between the claws is too small. It's actually X-23's work.
24th Apr '17 11:18:38 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* InformedAbility: Due to LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the series have mounted over the decades and the PopularityPower, PanderingToTheBase, RunningTheAsylum factors might guide the course of the story, many mutants suffer the case of poorly expanded and very limited use of their powers, it's more common to see these renegated characters, or someone other than, stating what they could do instead of actually doing it, not even once at least in one of the many alternate universes and continuities. The most prominent examples are the Omega Level mutants, the term itself is not properly fleshed out, but it's clear that the mutants under this class are likely to be a PersonOfMassDestruction, PhysicalGod, RealityWarper, etc. etc. Arguably only [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jean Grey/Phoenix]] and [[RealityWarper Franklin Richards]] has shown what a Omega Level is truly capable of; Elixir, Vulcan, Legion and X-Man have at least shown a little of their magnificent powers; but Iceman, Mister M, Rachel Summers and Torrent are really, ''really'' kept in the dark.

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* InformedAbility: Due to LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the series have mounted over the decades and the PopularityPower, PanderingToTheBase, RunningTheAsylum factors might guide the course of the story, many mutants suffer the case of poorly expanded and very limited use of their powers, it's more common to see these renegated characters, or someone other than, stating what they could do instead of actually doing it, not even once at least in one of the many alternate universes and continuities. The most prominent examples are the Omega Level mutants, the term itself is not properly fleshed out, but it's clear that the mutants under this class are likely to be a PersonOfMassDestruction, PhysicalGod, RealityWarper, etc. etc. Arguably only [[PersonOfMassDestruction Jean Grey/Phoenix]] and Grey/Phoenix]], [[RealityWarper Franklin Richards]] has and Nate Grey a.k.a. X-Man (before his sudden DePower) have shown what a Omega Level is truly capable of; Elixir, Vulcan, Legion and X-Man have at least shown a little of their magnificent powers; but Iceman, Mister M, Rachel Summers and Torrent are really, ''really'' kept in the dark.



* LethalHarmlessPowers: Nightcrawler and Teleporting.

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* LethalHarmlessPowers: Nightcrawler and Teleporting.Nightcrawler's teleporting.



** As a general rule, the more powerful they are, the more likely they are are to actually ''be'' a threat to humanity. This is especially true of Omega-level mutants. Even in a best case scenario, you have instances like [[GooGooGodlike Franklin Richards]] and the [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Scarlet Witch]]. On the more deliberately villainous side of things, you have [[TheSocialDarwinist Apocalypse]], [[AGodAmI Dark Phoenix]], [[MasterRace Magneto]], [[GenericDoomsdayVillain Proteus]], [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans Onslaught]], [[TheConqueror Vulcan]] and others. Is it really irrational that regular humans might be just a tad bit disconcerted by this state of affairs and feel that it could be prudent to [[MugglePower do something about it]]? For the most part, the writers have made such a point of creating dangerous and/or evil mutants, and then hurling them at the general public, that one would think humanity would have to be ''insane'' to not be terrified for their lives! Which unfortunately makes their [[FantasticRacism attitude towards mutants]] seem more than a little bit justified.
** The recurring nature of world-smashing conflicts initiated by mutant villains (and sometimes heroes), combined with the fact that most of the alternate future timeline's we have seen are of the BadFuture variety could leave a reader with a sense that the [[{{Strawmanhasapoint}} anti-mutant crowd makes sense]]. The writers seem to revel in the notion that the rise of mutants is setting the world on a path to a horrific future, and yet it is still supposed to be seen as a positive thing.

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** As a general rule, the more powerful they are, the more likely they are are to actually ''be'' a threat to humanity. This is especially true of Omega-level mutants. Even in a best case scenario, you have instances like [[GooGooGodlike Franklin Richards]] and the [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Scarlet Witch]]. On the more deliberately villainous side of things, you have [[TheSocialDarwinist Apocalypse]], [[AGodAmI Dark Phoenix]], [[MasterRace Magneto]], Magneto]] (though less so following ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''), [[GenericDoomsdayVillain Proteus]], [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans Onslaught]], [[TheConqueror Vulcan]] and others. Is it really irrational that regular humans might be just a tad bit disconcerted by this state of affairs and feel that it could be prudent to [[MugglePower do something about it]]? For the most part, the writers have made such a point of creating dangerous and/or evil mutants, and then hurling them at the general public, that one would think humanity would have to be ''insane'' to not be terrified for their lives! Which unfortunately makes their [[FantasticRacism attitude towards mutants]] seem more than a little bit justified.
** The recurring nature of world-smashing conflicts initiated by mutant villains (and sometimes heroes), combined with the fact that most of the alternate future timeline's we have seen are of the BadFuture variety could leave a reader with a sense that the [[{{Strawmanhasapoint}} [[StrawManHasAPoint anti-mutant crowd makes sense]]. The writers seem to revel in the notion that the rise of mutants is setting the world on a path to a horrific future, and yet it is still supposed to be seen as a positive thing.
24th Apr '17 10:23:32 AM NVPOWER
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** [[spoiler: The Wolverine comics revealed not only that [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization of greater scope villains called Weapon Plus¸]], a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants, who is responsible (directly or indirectly) for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life, but also that they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself. They created project rebirth, wich makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman(Weapon XII), Fantomex(Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos(Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton(Weapon XV), Allgod(Weapon XVI) and according to Word of God, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and ressources to other villainous organizations(especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, Word of God from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be the aforementionned Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Wolverine comics revealed not only that [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization of greater scope villains called Weapon Plus¸]], a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants, who is responsible (directly or indirectly) for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life, but also that they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself. They created project rebirth, wich makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman(Weapon XII), Fantomex(Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos(Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton(Weapon XV), Allgod(Weapon XVI) and according to Word of God, WordOfGod, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and ressources to other villainous organizations(especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, Word of God WordOfGod from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be the aforementionned Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons.]]
24th Apr '17 10:07:39 AM NVPOWER
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** Apocalypse of course qualifies as well. A lot of stories set him up as this.
** Weapon X too.
** In the past, Magneto was this for a few stories as well.
** [[spoiler: The Wolverine comics revealed not only that [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Weapon X is in fact controlled by an organization of greater scope villains called Weapon Plus¸]], a secret governmental organization hellbent on eradicating mutants, who is responsible (directly or indirectly) for a LOT of the crappy stuff that Wolverine went through in his life, but also that they are (directly or indirectly) responsible for the existence of many heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, not just Wolverine himself. They created project rebirth, wich makes them indirectly responsible for the creation of Captain America and Isaiah Bradley(or to be more specific, the super soldier serum, AKA Weapon I). They also created Weapon II(a weird squirrel with Wolverine's powers), The Skinless Man(Weapon III), Nuke(One of Daredevil's villains and Weapon VII), X-23, Deadpool, Huntsman(Weapon XII), Fantomex(Weapon XIII), The Stepford Cuckoos(Clones of Emma Frost and Weapon XIV), Ultimaton(Weapon XV), Allgod(Weapon XVI) and according to Word of God, they are also responsible for creating or empowering many more unknown characters, both heroes and villains. In some comics, it's also implied that they might have been involved with the prison experiments that gave Luke Cage his powers, the program that created the sentinels and the Red Room Black Widow Ops organization that created the multiple Black Widows(like Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova). The organization has also been known to work with and provide money and ressources to other villainous organizations(especially those that hate the X-men) like A.I.M., HYDRA, The Hellfire Club, ROXXON, The Purifiers, OSCORP, ect...Later on, it's revealed that Weapon Plus was created and controlled by an even GREATER greater scope villain known as Romulus. He claims to be responsible for EVERYTHING that happened in Logan's life and more, with plenty of evidence to back up said claim (Such as immense intimate knowledge of Wolverine's life, for example). The aforementioned John Sublime was pulling strings in the program as well, and to make things even more confusing, Word of God from the writer of the very first Weapon X story indicated that the original greater scope villain was going to be the aforementionned Apocalypse, but this never saw print for unknown reasons.]]
23rd Apr '17 11:07:29 AM Scorntex
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* BaitAndSwitch:
** During issue 100, the X-Men come under attack from... the X-Men? Eventually, Wolverine lunges at Jean Grey, we see Banshee's horrified reaction... and then we see the wires of the robotic Jean duplicate.
** One issue ends with Bishop shooting everyone else on the team apropos of nothing. The next issue reveals they'd been infected with nanites that would've killed them in an instant had he not acted.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: This gradually crept in ever since the late 80s Mutant Massacre, but got blatant with DarkerAndEdgier storylines the past few years.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: This gradually crept in ever since the late 80s Mutant Massacre, but got blatant with DarkerAndEdgier storylines after the past few years.mid-00s.



** Poor Polaris spent a good chunk of Claremont's run possessed or controlled by someone.



* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Claremont's last storyline had Magneto learn Moira had experimented on him when he'd been de-aged, in a way meant to dial down his aggression. And then Moira reveals the brainwashing wore off the minute he used his powers again (making it a jab at those wanting Magneto to revert back to villainy by handwaving his turn to good. Nope, all of Magneto's free-will).



* HatePlague: ''The Muir Island Saga'' has the Shadow King spreading one across the planet, via a possessed Polaris.



* MySkullRunnethOver: A plot line just before Adjectiveless' 200th issue has Rogue encounter a living weapon that absorbs the mind of anything it comes near, and has been travelling across the universe for hundreds of years. As a result, it has several ''billion'' minds in there. And then Rogue absorbs them all. It takes coming into contact with Hope Summers to wipe them out of her.



* PoirotSpeak

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* PoirotSpeakPlotRelevantAgeUp: During the early 70s, Magneto (and the rest of the Brotherhood) was aged down to a child by Alpha the Ultimate Mutant. When Erik the Red needed a distraction, he re-aged Magneto to adulthood.
* PoirotSpeak: Claremont was very fond of it.
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