History Film / XMen1

18th Jul '16 4:21:51 AM k410ren
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** Magneto notes the similarity between the Mutant Registration Act and the Nuremberg Laws where all Jews in Germany were forced to register, making them easy targets for The Holocaust "I've heard these arguments before."



* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a bigot) and [[spoiler:for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]

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* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a an anti-mutant bigot) and [[spoiler:for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]
16th Jul '16 9:28:41 PM siberia82
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* BagOfKidnapping: After Magneto renders Rogue unconscious by throwing an object at her with his powers, Toad kidnaps her.

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* BagOfKidnapping: After Magneto renders Rogue [[spoiler:Rogue]] unconscious by throwing an object a tranquilizer dart at her with his powers, Toad kidnaps her.



* ChekhovsClassroom: In the DVD extras, the young mutants are learning about ancient Rome. Rome started out persecuting Christians, and then wound up becoming a Christian empire. How did this happen? "The Emperor became a Christian!" Which is exactly [[spoiler: what Magneto had in mind with his plan to turn all the world leaders into mutants.]]

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* ChekhovsClassroom: In the DVD extras, a deleted scene, the young mutants are learning about ancient Rome. Rome started out persecuting Christians, and then wound up becoming a Christian empire. How did this happen? "The Emperor became a Christian!" Which is exactly [[spoiler: what [[spoiler:what Magneto had in mind with his plan to turn all the world leaders into mutants.]]



* FollowTheLeader: The success of this film, followed by the great success of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'', unleashed a deluge of modern SuperHero-inspired [[LiveActionAdaptation live-action]] like ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Even obscure properties like [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] were optioned for movies.



* GlassyPrison: Although not made out of glass, [[spoiler: Magneto]] is imprisoned within a plastic, transparent prison at the end of the movie.

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* GlassyPrison: Although not made out of glass, [[spoiler: Magneto]] [[spoiler:Magneto]] is imprisoned within a plastic, transparent prison at the end of the movie.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Magneto is willing to sacrifice Rogue, but not himself in the advancement of his cause. Beautifully called out by Wolverine, who tells him: "You're so full of shit. If you were really so righteous, it would be you up in that thing." Of course, the biggest irony of that is, if he ''had'' been willing to sacrifice himself, the plan would have worked.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Magneto is willing to sacrifice Rogue, [[spoiler:Rogue]], but not himself in the advancement of his cause. Beautifully called out by Wolverine, who tells him: "You're so full of shit. If you were really so righteous, it would be you up in that thing." Of course, the biggest irony of that is, if he ''had'' been willing to sacrifice himself, the plan would have worked.



--> '''Rogue''': When they [the claws] come out... does it hurt?\\

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--> '''Rogue''': -->'''Rogue''': When they [the claws] come out... does it hurt?\\



--> '''Wolverine:''' What do you want with me?\\

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--> '''Wolverine:''' -->'''Wolverine:''' What do you want with me?\\



* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a bigot) and [[spoiler: for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]

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* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a bigot) and [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]



--> "Once again, you think it's all about you."

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--> "Once -->"Once again, you think it's all about you."



** After Rogue (having absorbed a large part of Magneto's power) is used as a battery for the machine that gives normal people powers, she becomes drained of energy, and her hair gets [[LockedIntoStrangeness a grey streak]]. In fact, Magneto used her for this because using it was expected to ''kill'' the user.

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** After [[spoiler:After Rogue (having absorbed a large part of Magneto's power) is used as a battery for the machine that gives normal people powers, she becomes drained of energy, and her hair gets [[LockedIntoStrangeness a grey streak]]. In fact, Magneto used her for this because using it was expected to ''kill'' the user.]]



* MaleGaze: An in-universe version. Rogue in her first scene notices her boyfriends eyes are on her butt, which she [[ShakingTheRump gives a shake]]

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* MaleGaze: An in-universe version. Rogue in her first scene notices her boyfriends boyfriend's eyes are on her butt, which she [[ShakingTheRump gives a shake]]



** Magneto gives it when he's planning on using a dangerous device to turn the world leaders into mutants with Rogue, who will be the source but also be sacrificed.

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** Magneto gives it when he's planning on using a dangerous device to turn the world leaders into mutants with Rogue, [[spoiler:Rogue]], who will be the source but also be sacrificed.



** And Wolverine gives it right back to Magneto after the latter says that Rogue is a necessary sacrifice:

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** And Wolverine gives it right back to Magneto after the latter says that Rogue [[spoiler:Rogue]] is a necessary sacrifice:



* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Storm does this for [[spoiler: the artificially mutated]] Senator Kelly.

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* StayWithMeUntilIDie: Storm does this for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the artificially mutated]] Senator Kelly.



** Magneto. His plan is actually rather benevolent and would finally [[MassEmpoweringEvent end the division]] between Mutants and the rest of Mankind, while sacrificing only [[spoiler: Rogue]] to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans make it work]]. It's a ''[[VisionaryVillain good]]'' plan, it's just a shame his machine ''[[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't]]'' work!

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** Magneto. His plan is actually rather benevolent and would finally [[MassEmpoweringEvent end the division]] between Mutants and the rest of Mankind, while sacrificing only [[spoiler: Rogue]] [[spoiler:Rogue]] to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans make it work]]. It's a ''[[VisionaryVillain good]]'' plan, it's just a shame his machine ''[[GoneHorriblyWrong doesn't]]'' work!



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Wolverine and Rogue]] have been chased and attacked several times by Magneto's band of mutants. The X-Men come to the conclusion that Magneto's after [[spoiler: Wolverine, possibly due to his self-regeneration abilities]]. Then Magneto corners the pair in a train station and has [[spoiler: Wolvie]] completely at his mercy...
--> [[spoiler:'''Wolverine''']]: What do you want from me?
--> '''Magneto''': You? Whoever said we wanted you? ''(turns to look at [[spoiler:Rogue]])''

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: Wolverine [[spoiler:Wolverine and Rogue]] have been chased and attacked several times by Magneto's band of mutants. The X-Men come to the conclusion that Magneto's after [[spoiler: Wolverine, [[spoiler:Wolverine, possibly due to his self-regeneration abilities]]. Then Magneto corners the pair in a train station and has [[spoiler: Wolvie]] [[spoiler:Wolvie]] completely at his mercy...
--> [[spoiler:'''Wolverine''']]: -->[[spoiler:'''Wolverine''']]: What do you want from me?
--> '''Magneto''': -->'''Magneto''': You? Whoever said we wanted you? ''(turns to look at [[spoiler:Rogue]])''



* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: When Magneto is making his final speech to the heroes about how the turn-everyone-into-a-mutant-beam is going to bring peace to the world and is worth the sacrifice, Wolverine is not impressed. He quips that if Magneto really believed everything he was saying, he would have just used himself to power the doomsday apparatus rather than Rogue. [[FridgeBrilliance One realizes]] that, if Magneto had in fact done this, his plan would have succeeded without a hitch (though considering that he sees himself as the one thing keeping mutants out of the death camps, he wouldn't sacrifice himself unless he was 100% certain of the outcome).

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* YouKeepTellingYourselfThat: When Magneto is making his final speech to the heroes about how the turn-everyone-into-a-mutant-beam is going to bring peace to the world and is worth the sacrifice, Wolverine is not impressed. He quips that if Magneto really believed everything he was saying, he would have just used himself to power the doomsday apparatus rather than Rogue.[[spoiler:Rogue]]. [[FridgeBrilliance One realizes]] that, if Magneto had in fact done this, his plan would have succeeded without a hitch (though considering that he sees himself as the one thing keeping mutants out of the death camps, he wouldn't sacrifice himself unless he was 100% certain of the outcome).
15th Jul '16 6:30:15 PM k410ren
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* KarmicTransformation: What Magneto intends for Senator Kelly (because he is a bigot) and [[spoiler: for the dignitaries on Ellis Island during the climax.]]
30th Jun '16 12:33:07 PM siberia82
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* TheGadfly: Professor X telepathically guides an anxious Logan--the latter has no idea where he is or why he's there, or why he's hearing a strange male voice inside his head, and because Dr. Jean Grey wanted to take a blood sample, Wolverine assumes that he's being experimented on--through the mansion to Xavier's office, where Charles greets his guest with a polite "Good morning, Logan." Professor X is aware of the traumas that Wolverine had experienced, and it's a bit disconcerting that the former took advantage of the latter's paranoia for a little bit of fun, even if it was only for a short time.

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* TheGadfly: Professor X telepathically guides an anxious Logan--the latter has no idea where he is or why he's there, or why he's hearing a strange male voice inside his head, and because Dr. Jean Grey wanted to take a blood sample, Wolverine assumes that he's being experimented on--through on--from the mansion school's infirmary to Xavier's office, where Charles greets his guest with a polite "Good morning, Logan." Professor X is aware of the traumas that Wolverine had experienced, and it's a bit disconcerting that the former took advantage of the latter's paranoia for a little bit of fun, even if it was only for a short time.



* PhlebotinumBomb: At the end of the film, [[spoiler:Magneto tries to use a weapon that is supposed to turn normal humans into Mutants, but will actually kill them.]]

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* PhlebotinumBomb: At During the end climax of the film, [[spoiler:Magneto tries to use a weapon that is supposed to turn normal humans into Mutants, but will actually kill them.]]them]].



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The film has the machine that turns ordinary people into mutants powered by Magneto--but using it weakens the power source (likely killing him if he uses it on full power), so he forcibly has [[spoiler:the power-stealing mutant Rogue absorb him and uses her to power the machine.]]
** In [[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/X-Men.html the original draft]] for the movie, Magneto actually wanted to use [[spoiler:''Wolverine'' instead as a sort-of living antenna to amplify his powers, apparently due to his Adamantium skeleton.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: The film has the machine that turns ordinary people into mutants powered by Magneto--but using it weakens the power source (likely killing him if he uses it on full power), so he forcibly has [[spoiler:the power-stealing mutant Rogue absorb him and uses her to power the machine.]]
machine]].
** In [[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/X-Men.html the original draft]] for the movie, Magneto actually wanted to use [[spoiler:''Wolverine'' instead as a sort-of living antenna to amplify his powers, apparently due to his Adamantium skeleton.]]skeleton]].



* TheQuietOne: The Brotherhood members almost never speak. Mystique is silent but for one line early on, except when she's disguised. It's quite effective and adds to her, well, mystique. Sabretooth has two lines, Toad has three.



* {{Retcon}}: The Professor states he met Magneto when he was a teenager. Later movies show their first meeting differently.

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* {{Retcon}}: The Professor states that he had met Magneto when he was a teenager. Later movies show 17. ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' shows that their first meeting differently.took place when they were in their late twenties/early thirties.



* ShirtlessScene: Wolverine has a few of them. He even lampshades this when he goes for a CAT scan, saying to Jean "couldn't wait to get my shirt off again?"

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* ShirtlessScene: Wolverine has a few of them. He even lampshades this when he goes for a CAT scan, saying to Jean "couldn't scan and asks Jean, "Couldn't wait to get my shirt off again?"



* TheVoiceless: The Brotherhood members never speak. Mystique is silent but for one line early on, except when she's disguised. It's quite effective and adds to her, well, mystique. Sabretooth has two lines, Toad has three.
* WakeUpFighting: Wolverine does this to Rogue, however he goes too far and instinctively stabs her in the chest.

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* TheVoiceless: The Brotherhood members never speak. Mystique is silent but for one line early on, except when she's disguised. It's quite effective and adds to her, well, mystique. Sabretooth has two lines, Toad has three.
* WakeUpFighting: Wolverine accidentally does this to Rogue, however [[spoiler:Rogue]]; he goes too far suffers from BadDreams, and when he wakes up, he instinctively stabs her in the chest.



* WavingSignsAround: The film had a group of anti-mutant protesters, including one waving the ridiculously awesome placard [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2012/07/xmen14.jpg "Send the mutants to the Moon forever"]].

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* WavingSignsAround: The film had a group of anti-mutant protesters, including one waving the ridiculously awesome placard [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2012/07/xmen14.jpg "Send the mutants to the Moon forever"]]. forever."]]


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** Magneto places [[spoiler:Rogue]] into his machine, knowing full well that she will die from its effects.
28th Jun '16 11:52:27 PM siberia82
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Um...okay, so, comic books ''can'' be a little goofy at times.

Logan wakes up in the infirmary of a [[ExtranormalInstitute school]]. Unlike most schools, this one teaches {{Mutants}}--people like Logan who have unusual powers. The school also has its own team of superheroes: the X-Men. The bald, wheelchair-bound psychic Professor Xavier runs both the school and the X-Men, and he offers for both Logan and Marie to stay with them.

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Um... okay, so, comic books ''can'' be a little goofy at times.

Logan wakes up in the infirmary of a [[ExtranormalInstitute [[SuperheroSchool school]]. Unlike most schools, this one teaches {{Mutants}}--people like Logan who have unusual powers. The school also has its own team of superheroes: the X-Men. The bald, wheelchair-bound psychic Professor Xavier runs both the school and the X-Men, and he offers for both Logan and Marie to stay with them.



* BookEnds: The Professor and Magneto's conversation at the beginning and end of the film. One asks "why are you here?" and the other responds "why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?", with the one asking and answering switched.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: The Professor and Magneto's conversation at the beginning and end of the film. One asks "why are you here?" and the other responds "why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?", with the one asking and answering switched.



* DramaticGunCock: Taken to the extreme by Magneto, when, after yanking all the cops' guns out of their hands and pointing them at their owners' heads, he cocks every one at once.

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* DramaticGunCock: DramaticGunCock:
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Taken to the extreme by Magneto, when, after yanking all the cops' guns out of their hands and pointing them at their owners' heads, he cocks every one at once.



** Storm has a hint of an African accent for this movie alone. In all the others, Halle Berry speaks with her natural accent.
** Jean is portrayed as rather plain and mousy, bordering on HollywoodHomely. This is only in this film, as she becomes ProgressivelyPrettier in the next - with more flattering hairstyles and clothes as part of an AdrenalineMakeover.

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** Storm has a hint of an African accent for this movie alone. In accent; in all of the others, Halle Berry other movies starring Creator/HalleBerry, she speaks with her natural accent.
** Jean is portrayed as rather plain and mousy, bordering on HollywoodHomely. This is only in this film, as but she becomes gets ProgressivelyPrettier in the next - sequel, with more flattering hairstyles and clothes as part of an AdrenalineMakeover.



* TheGadfly: Professor X telepathically guides an anxious Logan--the latter has no idea where he is or why he's there, or why he's hearing a strange male voice inside his head, and because Dr. Jean Grey wanted to take a blood sample, Wolverine assumes that he's being experimented on--through the mansion to Xavier's office, where Charles greets his guest with a polite "Good morning, Logan." Professor X is aware of the traumas that Wolverine had experienced, and it's a bit disconcerting that the former took advantage of the latter's paranoia for a little bit of fun, even if it was only for a short time.



* {{Troll}}: Professor X's introduction has him telepathically guiding an anxious Logan through the mansion to his office, where he greets him with a simple "Good morning, Logan."
15th Jun '16 10:23:21 AM MrDeath
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* LittleDeadRidingHood: Rogue dresses InTheHood when she meets the Big Bad Wolverine.
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* LittleDeadRidingHood: Rogue dresses InTheHood when she meets the Big Bad Wolverine.
13th Jun '16 9:37:26 PM k410ren
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* OhCrap: Senator Kelly when his assistant Henry Guyrich turns into Mystique.
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* TheNoseKnows: If you listen closely, you can hear Logan's sniff when Mystique (disguised as Storm) approached him.
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* SoMuchForStealth: Wolverine setting off the metal detector.
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