History Film / XMenDaysOfFuturePast

14th Feb '17 6:48:36 PM siberia82
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* AllegoricalCharacter: "Hope" is the title of Xavier's theme on the soundtrack. His 1973 self must regain hope, otherwise by 2023, mutantkind is doomed to extinction (a hopeless past Charles = a hopeless future for mutants).



* BlueIsHeroic: Xavier's past self is subjected to a PaletteSwap that marks the return of his familiar blues and greys to designate that he has taken up the mantle of being a hero again.



** The film ends with appearances from [[spoiler:Anna Paquin as Rogue, Creator/JamesMarsden as ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, Creator/FamkeJanssen as Jean Grey, and Creator/KelseyGrammer as the older version of Beast, all of whom were restored to life after the heroes stopped Mystique from killing Trask]].

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** The film ends with appearances from [[spoiler:Anna Paquin as Rogue, Creator/JamesMarsden as ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, Cyclops, Creator/FamkeJanssen as Jean Grey, and Creator/KelseyGrammer as the older version of Beast, all of whom were restored to life after the heroes stopped Mystique from killing Trask]].



** Comicbook/{{Storm}} kicks some serious ass, but gets little screen time overall, and doesn't have many lines until midway into the movie.

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** Comicbook/{{Storm}} Storm kicks some serious ass, but gets little screen time overall, and doesn't have many lines until midway into the movie.



** Blink wasn't in the original comics "ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast", but she was in "ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse," a different bleak timeline. She is slated to return in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.

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** Blink wasn't in the original comics "ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast", but she was in "ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse," a different bleak timeline. She is slated to return in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.



** Depending on how you interpret TheStinger, it seems that, [[spoiler:in preventing the BadFuture, the X-Men have somehow inadvertently set the stage for Apocalypse to rise up and attack mankind in the new timeline.]]

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** Depending on how you interpret TheStinger, it seems that, [[spoiler:in preventing the BadFuture, the X-Men have somehow inadvertently set the stage for Apocalypse to rise up and attack mankind in the new timeline.]]timeline]].
8th Dec '16 8:51:12 AM DaveE
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*** They seem to be based on Nimrod, an advanced Sentinel that racked up a significant body count over the years in the comics. The difference being, there's ''dozens'' of them in the movie and ConservationOfNinjitsu is not in effect.
27th Oct '16 5:11:16 AM JamesAustin
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* Logan / XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} (Creator/HughJackman)
* Charles Xavier / [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor X]] (Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Creator/PatrickStewart)
* Erik Lehnsherr / XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} (Creator/MichaelFassbender and Creator/IanMcKellen)
* Raven Darkhölme / XMenFilmSeries/{{Mystique}} (Creator/JenniferLawrence)

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* Logan / XMenFilmSeries/{{Wolverine}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesWolverine Wolverine]] (Creator/HughJackman)
* Charles Xavier / [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]] (Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Creator/PatrickStewart)
* Erik Lehnsherr / XMenFilmSeries/{{Magneto}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]] (Creator/MichaelFassbender and Creator/IanMcKellen)
* Raven Darkhölme / XMenFilmSeries/{{Mystique}} [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMystique Mystique]] (Creator/JenniferLawrence)
23rd Oct '16 5:20:16 PM StFan
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!!This film provides examples of:

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!!This film !!''X-Men: Days of Future Past'' provides examples of:



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[[folder: A-C]][[folder:Tropes A to C]]



** Quicksilver's real name is changed from "Pietro Maximoff" to the more Americanized "Peter Maximoff." Presumably, this is due to the fact that the film version of Quicksilver was raised in the U.S., while his comic counterpart grew up in Eastern Europe. A supplementary website, 25 Moments, still refers to him as Pietro and so does the Italian dub.
*** There's also the fact that Quicksilver appears in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' as Pietro Maximoff.

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** Quicksilver's real name is changed from "Pietro Maximoff" to the more Americanized "Peter Maximoff." Presumably, this is due to the fact that the film version of Quicksilver was raised in the U.S., while his comic counterpart grew up in Eastern Europe. A supplementary website, 25 Moments, still refers to him as Pietro and so does the Italian dub.
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dub. There's also the fact that Quicksilver appears in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' as Pietro Maximoff.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: RFK Stadium is shown with a baseball diamond, when in real life the Washington Senators baseball team had moved to Texas in 1971, two years before this film is set.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory:
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RFK Stadium is shown with a baseball diamond, when in real life the Washington Senators baseball team had moved to Texas in 1971, two years before this film is set.



* AscendedExtra: A Sentinel (with a different design to the Mark 1 of 1973 or Mark X of 2023 in this film) very briefly appeared as part of a holographic Danger Room exercise during ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' but only its decapitated head (courtesy of Wolverine) was seen clearly. Here, Sentinels are the horrifying main adversaries that the 2023 X-Men face and the earlier versions also form part of the opposition that the 1973 cast have to confront as well.

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* AscendedExtra: AscendedExtra:
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A Sentinel (with a different design to the Mark 1 of 1973 or Mark X of 2023 in this film) very briefly appeared as part of a holographic Danger Room exercise during ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' but only its decapitated head (courtesy of Wolverine) was seen clearly. Here, Sentinels are the horrifying main adversaries that the 2023 X-Men face and the earlier versions also form part of the opposition that the 1973 cast have to confront as well.



* ATeamFiring: The Sentinel protoypes excercise this skill during the DisastrousDemonstration as none of their bullets seem to hit anybody. Part of the family-friendly BloodlessCarnage pervading the entire movie.

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* ATeamFiring: The Sentinel protoypes excercise prototypes exercise this skill during the DisastrousDemonstration as none of their bullets seem to hit anybody. Part of the family-friendly BloodlessCarnage pervading the entire movie.



* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to CosmicRetcon, [[spoiler:Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Beast, Iceman, Colossus and everyone else we see killed in the BadFuture didn't die because the Sentinel Program never gets off the ground and Dark Phoenix doesn't show up]].

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* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to CosmicRetcon, [[spoiler:Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Beast, Iceman, Colossus and everyone else we see killed in the BadFuture didn't die because the Sentinel Program never gets off the ground and Dark Phoenix doesn't didn't show up]].



* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: The once effervescent and idealistic Xavier we saw in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' has crumbled into a heap of melancholia and cynicism after 1963. His telepathy, which he had been at ease with since he was 12 years old, has suddenly become a heavy burden that he avoids using at all costs. Charles' social drinking has deteriorated into alcoholism, and he gives up on other activities that he used to enjoy, such as teaching, scientific research and womanizing, in favour of a self-imposed exile from everything that exists beyond his mansion. Xavier has more or less reduced himself into a ManChild who is completely dependent on Hank, when in the other movies, various mutants rely on the paternal telepath for emotional support. Even the way he dresses has changed dramatically; the impeccable suits that define Professor X's style have been replaced by a gaudy paisley shirt paired with a brown leather jacket, or if he's feeling especially lazy, just an undershirt with jeans. Charles has also neglected his grooming, which makes him look like a confused hippie or a hobo instead of a well-adjusted, upper-class academic.

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* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: The once effervescent and idealistic Xavier we saw in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' has crumbled into a heap of melancholia and cynicism after 1963. His telepathy, which he had been at ease with since he was 12 years old, has suddenly become a heavy burden that he avoids using at all costs. Charles' social drinking has deteriorated into alcoholism, and he gives up on other activities that he used to enjoy, such as teaching, scientific research and womanizing, in favour favor of a self-imposed exile from everything that exists beyond his mansion. Xavier has more or less reduced himself into a ManChild who is completely dependent on Hank, when in the other movies, various mutants rely on the paternal telepath for emotional support. Even the way he dresses has changed dramatically; the impeccable suits that define Professor X's style have been replaced by a gaudy paisley shirt paired with a brown leather jacket, or if he's feeling especially lazy, just an undershirt with jeans. Charles has also neglected his grooming, which makes him look like a confused hippie or a hobo instead of a well-adjusted, upper-class academic.



* BewareTheSuperman: The reason for Trask to build the Sentinels is to prevention the extinction of ''Homo sapiens'' by ''Homo superior''.

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* BewareTheSuperman: The reason for Trask to build the Sentinels is to prevention prevent the extinction of ''Homo sapiens'' by ''Homo superior''.



* BigNo: Past Charles directs this at Erik, who was at the time has started levitating metal kitchen utensils and cutleries in an attempt to kill the surrounding guards. Charles was even trying to hold him back physically.

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* BigNo: Past Charles directs this at Erik, who was at the time has started levitating metal kitchen utensils and cutleries in an attempt to kill the surrounding guards. Charles was is even trying to hold him back physically.



--->'''Charles''': Well, tell whoever it was who sent you that I'm... busy.

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--->'''Charles''': --->'''Charles:''' Well, tell whoever it was who sent you that I'm... busy.



--->'''Charles''': We are special operations C-B-F-E-C-I-C.

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--->'''Charles''': --->'''Charles:''' We are special operations C-B-F-E-C-I-C.



--->'''Charles''': ...You're on acid. Someone gave you really bad acid.

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--->'''Charles''': ...--->'''Charles:''' ...You're on acid. Someone gave you really bad acid.



** After slipping into a deep depression, the younger Charles views his telepathy as a curse because he can no longer control it. He is unable to shut out the clamour of thoughts that he doesn't want to hear, and this causes a tremendous amount of agony. He becomes addicted to a serum which numbs his ability, just to allow himself to sleep at night.
** At the age of nine, Xavier believed that he was mentally ill (schizophrenia, most likely) due to the voices in his head, and it took him ''three whole years'' to recognize that he was actually telepathic--as dysfunctional as he is in 1973, his childhood experience must have been downright nightmarish in comparison.

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** After slipping into a deep depression, the younger Charles views his telepathy as a curse because he can no longer control it. He is unable to shut out the clamour clamor of thoughts that he doesn't want to hear, and this causes a tremendous amount of agony. He becomes addicted to a serum which numbs his ability, just to allow himself to sleep at night.
** At the age of nine, Xavier believed that he was mentally ill (schizophrenia, most likely) due to the voices in his head, and it took him ''three whole years'' to recognize that he was actually telepathic--as telepathic -- as dysfunctional as he is in 1973, his childhood experience must have been downright nightmarish in comparison.



-->'''Beast''': In the future, do I make it?
-->'''Wolverine''': No.
* BulletTime: The film features a young Quicksilver. His scenes usually just show his movement as a blur, but his bullet-time sequence, as well as highlighting how he sees the world when he runs, shows him to be not just fast enough to dodge bullets meant for him--he's fast enough to [[spoiler:artfully rearrange them in flight so that they do not hit his allies. This is AFTER running a lap of the room and inventively messing with over half a dozen shooters on the opposing side.]]

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-->'''Beast''': -->'''Beast:''' In the future, do I make it?
-->'''Wolverine''':
it?\\
'''Wolverine:'''
No.
* BulletTime: The film features a young Quicksilver. His scenes usually just show his movement as a blur, but his bullet-time sequence, as well as highlighting how he sees the world when he runs, shows him to be not just fast enough to dodge bullets meant for him--he's him -- he's fast enough to [[spoiler:artfully rearrange them in flight so that they do not hit his allies. This is AFTER ''after'' running a lap of the room and inventively messing with over half a dozen shooters on the opposing side.]]



** The younger Charles suspects that Logan works for the CIA because the organization wanted to apprehend him and his students after the Cuban Missile Crisis.



** Charles in 1973 regards Magneto as a monster, and Erik called himself "FrankensteinsMonster" in ''First Class''.

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** Charles in The first thing 1973 regards Magneto as a monster, and Xavier does when he sees Erik called himself "FrankensteinsMonster" in ''First Class''.is punch his former friend for crippling him.



** The sincerity of the younger Erik's apology ("I'm sorry, Charles, for what happened, I truly am") is questionable because it sounds very much like Shaw's from ''First Class'' ("I'm sorry for what happened in the camps, I truly am").
** When 1973 Xavier chooses not to inject himself with the serum (in order to regain his powers), a snippet of music from "Mutant and Proud" (from the ''First Class'' score) can be heard.
** When Xavier refers to his telepathy as, "This is a muscle I haven't stretched in a long time," it brings to mind the lesson he gave to Sean Cassidy in 1962. ("This is like any other muscle in the body, you can control it.")
** Stryker's "You hate mutants, don't you?" "No, I respect them" speech that he gives to the General in ''Origins'' is almost word for word repeated here, only this time a younger Stryker is on the receiving end as Trask (his mentor) delivers the speech.
** At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Logan is fished out of the water and placed on a grate much like how he was placed in ''X2'' during his adamantium bonding process]].
** Professor X's line where he informs Wolverine that the latter has to "Lead me, guide me" may have been recycled from the trailer for ''First Class'' where Charles tells Erik, "A new species is being born. Help me guide it, shape it, lead it."



** When Magneto recovers his helmet, ''The Rogue Cut'' adds a shot of him noticing [[Film/XMenFirstClass the coin he had used to kill Shaw]] on display right next to it.
** In ''The Rogue Cut'', a crippled war veteran asks Xavier how he became a paraplegic, and the latter's somber response is "[[Film/XMenFirstClass Friendly fire]]."

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** When Magneto recovers his helmet, ''The Rogue Cut'' adds a shot It appears that by 1973, all of him noticing [[Film/XMenFirstClass the coin he younger mutants who had used to kill Shaw]] on display right next to it.
** In ''The Rogue Cut'', a crippled war veteran asks
survived the Cuban Missile Crisis (save for Havok) are dead, as Erik chastises Xavier how he became a paraplegic, on the plane to Paris for not helping to protect them, and Mystique sees them in grisly autopsy photos while impersonating Trask, implying they have been captured by Trask to help accelerate his work on the latter's somber response is "[[Film/XMenFirstClass Friendly fire]]." Sentinels.



** [[spoiler:A young version of En Sabah Nur, aka Apocalypse, appears in TheStinger.]]

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** [[spoiler:A young version of En Sabah Nur, aka a.k.a. Apocalypse, appears in TheStinger.]]



* CatapultNightmare: In ''The Rogue Cut'', when Rogue takes over the MentalTimeTravel job from a wounded Kitty, 1973!Wolverine wakes up this way. However, it's averted for MoodWhiplash on the [[BookEnds two occasions he time-jumps]].

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* CatapultNightmare: In ''The Rogue Cut'', when Rogue takes over the MentalTimeTravel job from a wounded Kitty, 1973!Wolverine 1973 Wolverine wakes up this way. However, it's averted for MoodWhiplash on the [[BookEnds two occasions he time-jumps]].



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:1973 Magneto turns on both Xavier and Mystique the second it's convenient, trying to kill Mystique for her place in setting up the BadFuture. Then he tries to persuade Mystique to help him instead of Charles. Later still, he uses the Sentinels to kill Nixon, making a potentially WORSE future until he's stopped.]]

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:1973 Magneto turns on both Xavier and Mystique the second it's convenient, trying to kill Mystique for her place in setting up the BadFuture. Then he tries to persuade Mystique to help him instead of Charles. Later still, he uses the Sentinels to kill Nixon, making a potentially WORSE ''worse'' future until he's stopped.]]



** ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} looks and acts like his nephew, [[YoungAvengers Speed]], and even wears a similar pair of goggles.

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** ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} looks and acts like his nephew, [[YoungAvengers [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Speed]], and even wears a similar pair of goggles.



** It takes a bit, but 1973 Xavier eventually realizes who Logan is from ''First Class'' and gives him an IronicEcho.
** Trask reads an excerpt from Xavier's thesis, which was written in ''First Class''.



** The first thing 1973 Xavier does when he sees Erik is punch his former friend for crippling him.

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** Charles in 1973 regards Magneto as a monster, and Erik called himself "FrankensteinsMonster" in ''First Class''.
** The first thing sincerity of the younger Erik's apology ("I'm sorry, Charles, for what happened, I truly am") is questionable because it sounds very much like Shaw's from ''First Class'' ("I'm sorry for what happened in the camps, I truly am").
** When
1973 Xavier does when he sees Erik is punch chooses not to inject himself with the serum (in order to regain his former friend powers), a snippet of music from "Mutant and Proud" (from the ''First Class'' score) can be heard.
** When Xavier refers to his telepathy as, "This is a muscle I haven't stretched in a long time," it brings to mind the lesson he gave to Sean Cassidy in 1962. ("This is like any other muscle in the body, you can control it.")
** Stryker's "You hate mutants, don't you?" "No, I respect them" speech that he gives to the General in ''Origins'' is almost word
for crippling him.word repeated here, only this time a younger Stryker is on the receiving end as Trask (his mentor) delivers the speech.
** At the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Logan is fished out of the water and placed on a grate much like how he was placed in ''X2'' during his adamantium bonding process]].
** Professor X's line where he informs Wolverine that the latter has to "Lead me, guide me" may have been recycled from the trailer for ''First Class'' where Charles tells Erik, "A new species is being born. Help me guide it, shape it, lead it."
** When Magneto recovers his helmet, ''The Rogue Cut'' adds a shot of him noticing [[Film/XMenFirstClass the coin he had used to kill Shaw]] on display right next to it.
** In ''The Rogue Cut'', a crippled war veteran asks Xavier how he became a paraplegic, and the latter's somber response is "[[Film/XMenFirstClass Friendly fire]]."



** It appears that by 1973, all of the younger mutants who had survived the Cuban Missile Crisis (save for Havok) are dead, as Erik chastises Xavier on the plane to Paris for not helping to protect them, and Mystique sees them in grisly autopsy photos while impersonating Trask, implying they have been captured by Trask to help accelerate his work on the Sentinels.



** The younger Charles suspects that Logan works for the CIA because the organization wanted to apprehend him and his students after the Cuban Missile Crisis.



* ContinuitySnarl: A justified example involving RippleProofMemory. Prior to the release of the film, producer Lauren Donner Schuler went on record saying that the film made ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' and ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]]. However, the film still references Logan's memories using scenes from ''X-Men: The Last Stand'', and from ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', namely [[spoiler:Logan killing Jean at Alcatraz and finding Kayla 'dead' in the forest]]. This is because it is established early on in the film that if Wolverine is successful, he will still remember the timeline that leads to the war with the Sentinels, which still exists, up until it diverges when [[spoiler:Mystique no longer kills Trask. He himself points this by saying the history he knows is different than what New Xavier knows.]]

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* ContinuitySnarl: A justified example involving RippleProofMemory. Prior to the release of the film, producer Lauren Donner Schuler went on record saying that the film made ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' and ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]]. However, the film still references Logan's memories using scenes from ''X-Men: The Last Stand'', and from ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', namely [[spoiler:Logan killing Jean at Alcatraz and finding Kayla 'dead' "dead" in the forest]]. This is because it is established early on in the film that if Wolverine is successful, he will still remember the timeline that leads to the war with the Sentinels, which still exists, up until it diverges when [[spoiler:Mystique no longer kills Trask. He himself points this by saying the history he knows is different than what New new Xavier knows.]]



* CosmicRetcon: The end of the film [[spoiler: fixes the BadFuture]], but also Logan [[spoiler: wakes up in the same time period in the Xavier Institute to see the school thriving, everyone alive who died against the Sentinels. But more specifically, the events of the movies excepting ''First Class'' must have also gone differently, as both Scott and Jean (who's still taken to wearing red) are alive after having died in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' also gets discontinued, as when Logan is recovered from the river William Stryker is a disguised Mystique, hinting at an altered Weapon X program.]]

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* CosmicRetcon: The end of the film [[spoiler: fixes [[spoiler:fixes the BadFuture]], but also Logan [[spoiler: wakes [[spoiler:wakes up in the same time period in the Xavier Institute to see the school thriving, everyone alive who died against the Sentinels. But more specifically, the events of the movies excepting ''First Class'' must have also gone differently, as both Scott and Jean (who's still taken to wearing red) are alive after having died in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' also gets discontinued, as when Logan is recovered from the river William Stryker is a disguised Mystique, hinting at an altered Weapon X program.]]



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* DarkSecret: By 1973, Charles had never revealed to anyone--[[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason not even Raven, Erik or Hank]]--that as a nine-year-old kid, he thought he was going insane when he was hearing voices in his head, and he didn't learn until he was twelve that they were not voices in his head, but in others' heads.

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* DarkSecret: By 1973, Charles had never revealed to anyone--[[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason anyone -- [[TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason not even Raven, Erik or Hank]]--that Hank]] -- that as a nine-year-old kid, he thought he was going insane when he was hearing voices in his head, and he didn't learn until he was twelve that they were not voices in his head, but in others' heads.



--->'''Logan''': You can walk.\\
'''Charles''': [[SarcasmMode You're a perceptive one. [...] I find it slightly perplexing that you managed to miss our sign on the way in.]]

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--->'''Logan''': --->'''Logan:''' You can walk.\\
'''Charles''': '''Charles:''' [[SarcasmMode You're a perceptive one. [...] I find it slightly perplexing that you managed to miss our sign on the way in.]]



--->'''Logan''': That's it, you're just gonna to walk out?\\
'''Charles''': [[SarcasmMode Oh, top marks, like I said, you're perceptive.]]

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--->'''Logan''': --->'''Logan:''' That's it, you're just gonna to walk out?\\
'''Charles''': '''Charles:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh, top marks, like I said, you're perceptive.]]



* DefrostingIceKing: In a PowerOfFriendship example, Wolverine's bond with the elderly Professor X must have grown quite strong during the TimeSkip in between ''Film/TheWolverine'' and ''Days of Future Past'' because after Logan meets the younger Charles--who is practically a stranger to him--he gradually sheds his outer "macho armour." Compared to Wolverine's normally gruff exterior (especially towards other male characters), he really is quite gentle with Xavier in a few scenes where it's just the two of them, like the plane ride to Washington, D.C. and the heart-to-heart talk they share in the [[spoiler:AlternateTimeline]].

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* DefrostingIceKing: In a PowerOfFriendship example, Wolverine's bond with the elderly Professor X must have grown quite strong during the TimeSkip in between ''Film/TheWolverine'' and ''Days of Future Past'' because after Logan meets the younger Charles--who Charles -- who is practically a stranger to him--he him -- he gradually sheds his outer "macho armour." Compared to Wolverine's normally gruff exterior (especially towards other male characters), he really is quite gentle with Xavier in a few scenes where it's just the two of them, like the plane ride to Washington, D.C. and the heart-to-heart talk they share in the [[spoiler:AlternateTimeline]].



** Compared to the prominence of her role in the comic version of "Days of Future Past," Kitty Pryde's part is mostly being the means by which Wolverine gets into the past.
* DepravedDwarf: Averted with Bolivar Trask who is played by Creator/PeterDinklage. Despite being a primary villain and a little person, his characterisation is that of a WellIntentionedExtremist MadScientist, and though he has a distinct LackOfEmpathy, there is none of the sexual predation or deliberate sadism that the trope usually entails. Very unusually for such a casting, his dwarfism has absolutely no discernible relevance to either the plot or his character, mainly because it was purely a case of AbilityOverAppearance after the script had been written, and any attempt to add things would have been deeply wrong.

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** Compared to the prominence of her role in the comic version of "Days of Future Past," Past", Kitty Pryde's part is mostly being the means by which Wolverine gets into the past.
* DepravedDwarf: Averted with Bolivar Trask who is played by Creator/PeterDinklage. Despite being a primary villain and a little person, his characterisation characterization is that of a WellIntentionedExtremist MadScientist, and though he has a distinct LackOfEmpathy, there is none of the sexual predation or deliberate sadism that the trope usually entails. Very unusually for such a casting, his dwarfism has absolutely no discernible relevance to either the plot or his character, mainly because it was purely a case of AbilityOverAppearance after the script had been written, and any attempt to add things would have been deeply wrong.



** Kitty, who must keep the link open, is stabbed by Logan when his present body reacts violently to mental trauma in the past. Due to how time runs concurrently in the past and present, it's implied that it takes a few days before Logan and co. can properly stop Mystique, which means that she is slowly bleeding out and can't sleep for that period.
*** In ''The Rogue Cut'', Kitty also proves capable of moving from the main room of the X-Men's hideaway, grabbing an injured Magneto and bringing him through the door during the final battle, while still bleeding.
** Mystique is on a one woman crusade. Throughout the film she finds more and more damning evidence that Trask really needs to be killed. [[spoiler:It's not until the very end that Charles manages to talk her out of it.]]

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** Kitty, who must keep the link open, is stabbed by Logan when his present body reacts violently to mental trauma in the past. Due to how time runs concurrently in the past and present, it's implied that it takes a few days before Logan and co. can properly stop Mystique, which means that she is slowly bleeding out and can't sleep for that period.
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period.In ''The Rogue Cut'', Kitty also proves capable of moving from the main room of the X-Men's hideaway, grabbing an injured Magneto and bringing him through the door during the final battle, while still bleeding.
** Mystique is on a one woman one-woman crusade. Throughout the film she finds more and more damning evidence that Trask really needs to be killed. [[spoiler:It's not until the very end that Charles manages to talk her out of it.]]



* DeusExitMachina: Quicksilver EASILY takes out the guards in Magneto's prison, and is faster than anybody, even two powerful mutants--and one with enhanced senses--can react. Combining him with Xavier in locating either Trask or Mystique would've wrapped the plot up in far shorter time and with at least half the damage. So naturally, he's out of the story once the break-out scene is over, save for a cameo near the end.

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* DeusExitMachina: Quicksilver EASILY ''easily'' takes out the guards in Magneto's prison, and is faster than anybody, even two powerful mutants--and mutants -- and one with enhanced senses--can senses -- can react. Combining him with Xavier in locating either Trask or Mystique would've wrapped the plot up in far shorter time and with at least half the damage. So naturally, he's out of the story once the break-out scene is over, save for a cameo near the end.



** According to the tie-in material, Future Beast gets [[spoiler:dragged from his home and murdered by a mob of mutant-hating humans akin to the "Friends of Humanity" from the 90's animated series]].
*** Doubles as a CallBack if you're watching the prequel before watching the main X-Men trilogy.

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** According to the tie-in material, Future Beast gets [[spoiler:dragged from his home and murdered by a mob of mutant-hating humans akin to the "Friends of Humanity" from the 90's animated series]].
***
series]]. Doubles as a CallBack if you're watching the prequel before watching the main X-Men ''X-Men'' trilogy.



** [[spoiler: Storm: [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Speared by a Sentinel]] and thrown from the citadel wall.]]
** [[spoiler: Bishop: Shot with energy from three Sentinels, causing his powers to overload and [[PopGoesTheHuman he explodes.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Colossus: [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Ripped in two by two Sentinels.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Sunspot: [[AnArmAndALeg Arm sliced off]] and then speared by another Sentinel.]]
** [[spoiler: Warpath: Lowered in front of a Sentinel's facial beam and [[FacialHorror his face burned off.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Blink: [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Speared]] by [[UpToEleven three]] Sentinels.]]
** [[spoiler: Iceman: [[ImMelting Torso vaporized by three Sentinels.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: Storm: [[spoiler:Storm: [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Speared by a Sentinel]] and thrown from the citadel wall.]]
** [[spoiler: Bishop: [[spoiler:Bishop: Shot with energy from three Sentinels, causing his powers to overload and [[PopGoesTheHuman he explodes.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Colossus: [[spoiler:Colossus: [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Ripped in two by two Sentinels.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Sunspot: [[spoiler:Sunspot: [[AnArmAndALeg Arm sliced off]] and then speared by another Sentinel.]]
** [[spoiler: Warpath: [[spoiler:Warpath: Lowered in front of a Sentinel's facial beam and [[FacialHorror his face burned off.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Blink: [[spoiler:Blink: [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice Speared]] by [[UpToEleven three]] Sentinels.]]
** [[spoiler: Iceman: [[spoiler:Iceman: [[ImMelting Torso vaporized by three Sentinels.]]]]



-->"It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking."

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-->"It's -->'''Professor X:''' It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking."



** Their grey coloration, lack of facial features apart from monochromatic eyes and adaptability also evoke the version of Amazo from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.

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** Their grey coloration, lack of facial features apart from monochromatic eyes and adaptability also evoke the version of Amazo from ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.



* FiveTokenBand: The new mutants consist of Bishop (black), Blink (Chinese), Warpath (Apache), and Sunspot (Brazilian).
** This is something of an {{Enforced Trope}} considering there is nothing in-universe to suggest Chinese ancestry in the otherwise Euro-mutt/Semitic Clarice Ferguson.
* FixFic: [[spoiler:The film uses a CosmicRetcon involving time-travel to undo some of the more unpopular plot points from ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', and it takes special care to give a wide range of characters their own subplots--Mystique, Beast and Professor Xavier noticeably take center-stage far more often than they did in previous movies--to answer criticisms about [[SpotlightStealingSquad Wolverine constantly hogging the focus from other characters]]. By the end of the movie, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Professor Xavier are alive again, Rogue and Bobby are still together, Rogue has her powers back, and Jean and Cyclops are back to OfficialCouple status.]]

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* FiveTokenBand: The new mutants consist of Bishop (black), Blink (Chinese), Warpath (Apache), and Sunspot (Brazilian).
**
(Brazilian). This is something of an {{Enforced Trope}} considering there is nothing in-universe to suggest Chinese ancestry in the otherwise Euro-mutt/Semitic Clarice Ferguson.
* FixFic: [[spoiler:The film uses a CosmicRetcon involving time-travel to undo some of the more unpopular plot points from ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', and it takes special care to give a wide range of characters their own subplots--Mystique, subplots -- Mystique, Beast and Professor Xavier noticeably take center-stage far more often than they did in previous movies--to movies -- to answer criticisms about [[SpotlightStealingSquad Wolverine constantly hogging the focus from other characters]]. By the end of the movie, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Professor Xavier are alive again, Rogue and Bobby are still together, Rogue has her powers back, and Jean and Cyclops are back to OfficialCouple status.]]



** In Germany, it's known as ''X-Men: Zukunft ist Vergangenheit'' (''Future is Past'').

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** In Germany, it's known as ''X-Men: Zukunft ist Vergangenheit'' (''Future is Is Past'').



--->'''General''': A pretty girl interested in politics...\\

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--->'''General''': --->'''General:''' A pretty girl interested in politics...\\



[[folder: G-L]]

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[[folder: G-L]][[folder:Tropes G to L]]



* GoodThingYouCanHeal:
** Magneto deals with humans and mutants other than Wolverine by shooting them, threatening to shoot them, or restraining them with metal. Magneto deals with Wolverine by [[spoiler:weaving steel rebar through his body and throwing him about a mile away [[DrowningPit into the river]].]]
** InUniverse, this is the reason why Wolverine is sent back in time instead of Professor Xavier, whose mind would not survive the trip.

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* GoodThingYouCanHeal:
**
GoodThingYouCanHeal: Magneto deals with humans and mutants other than Wolverine by shooting them, threatening to shoot them, or restraining them with metal. Magneto deals with Wolverine by [[spoiler:weaving steel rebar through his body and throwing him about a mile away [[DrowningPit into the river]].]]
** InUniverse, this is the reason why Wolverine is sent back in time instead of Professor Xavier, whose mind would not survive the trip.
]]



* HealingFactor: Wolverine's healing factor is still active because that is his inherent ability; bullets just hurt more without the metal skeleton. He still recovers from them.

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* HealingFactor: Wolverine's healing factor is still active because that is his inherent ability; bullets just hurt more without the metal skeleton. He still recovers from them. InUniverse, this is the reason why Wolverine is sent back in time instead of Professor Xavier, whose mind would not survive the trip.



%%* HellBentForLeather: Past Xavier owns a brown leather jacket.
%%%%
%%%%What's the significance here?



** Magneto being present at the assassination of JFK, and taking credit for causing the bullet to 'curve mid-air,' [[spoiler:although he claims that he was actually trying to ''save'' the president, since JFK was also a mutant]].

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** Magneto being present at the assassination of JFK, and taking credit for causing the bullet to 'curve mid-air,' "curve mid-air", [[spoiler:although he claims that he was actually trying to ''save'' the president, since JFK was also a mutant]].



-->'''Charles Xavier''': I'm just not very good with violence.\\
''[The elevator opens, Magneto inside.]''\\
'''Erik Lehnsherr''': Charles...\\

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-->'''Charles Xavier''': Xavier:''' I'm just not very good with violence.\\
''[The ''[the elevator opens, Magneto inside.]''\\
inside]''\\
'''Erik Lehnsherr''': Lehnsherr:''' Charles...\\



* IHatePastMe: An unusual variation where it's not stated by the time-traveller Wolverine himself. Right before Kitty sends Wolverine's consciousness back to the past, Future [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} Erik]] briefly mentions that he worries that his and Charles' past-selves won't understand the nightmarish situation in the BadFuture. Future Charles doesn't want to discuss it further. At the climax, in the DramaticIrony moment no less, we can say Future Erik is right to worry about his own past-self.
-->'''Future Erik''': You really think this will work?\\
'''Future Charles''': I have faith in [Wolverine].\\
'''Future Erik''': It's not him I'm worried about, it's us. We were young, we didn't know any better.\\
'''Future Charles''': We will now.

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* IHatePastMe: An unusual variation where it's not stated by the time-traveller Wolverine himself. Right before Kitty sends Wolverine's consciousness back to the past, Future [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} Erik]] Erik briefly mentions that he worries that his and Charles' past-selves won't understand the nightmarish situation in the BadFuture. Future Charles doesn't want to discuss it further. At the climax, in the DramaticIrony moment no less, we can say Future Erik is right to worry about his own past-self.
-->'''Future Erik''': -->'''Magneto:''' You really think this will work?\\
'''Future Charles''': '''Professor X:''' I have faith in [Wolverine].\\
'''Future Erik''': '''Magneto:''' It's not him I'm worried about, it's us. We were young, we didn't know any better.\\
'''Future Charles''': '''Professor X:''' We will now.



-->'''Charles Xavier''': I'm just not very good with violence.\\
''[The elevator opens, Magneto inside.]''\\
'''Erik Lehnsherr''': Charles...\\

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-->'''Charles Xavier''': Xavier:''' I'm just not very good with violence.\\
''[The ''[the elevator opens, Magneto inside.]''\\
inside]''\\
'''Erik Lehnsherr''': Lehnsherr:''' Charles...\\



* ImmuneToBullets: Wolverine. The bullets her receives from the thugs when he awakes in 1973 have no chance to kill him.

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* ImmuneToBullets: Wolverine. The bullets her receives from the thugs when he awakes in 1973 have no chance to kill him. His HealingFactor even pushes them out of his body as he regenerates.



--->'''Erik''': She was... we were... I could see why she meant so much to you.
*** In the "Double Take: Xavier & Magneto" featurette on the Blu-Ray release, Creator/MichaelFassbender mentions that his character is "...very close to Mystique, he has very strong feelings for her." On one of the commentaries of ''The Rogue Cut'', Creator/BryanSinger states matter-of-factly that Erik was Mystique's lover.

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--->'''Erik''': --->'''Erik:''' She was... we were... I could see why she meant so much to you.
*** ** In the "Double Take: Xavier & Magneto" featurette on the Blu-Ray release, Creator/MichaelFassbender mentions that his character is "...very close to Mystique, he has very strong feelings for her." On one of the commentaries of ''The Rogue Cut'', Creator/BryanSinger states matter-of-factly that Erik was Mystique's lover.



-->'''Trask''': If I turn it on, the system couldn't even activate in here.
--> ''(ping!!! device activates - surprised looks all around)''
-->'''Trask''': Unless there's a mutant.

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-->'''Trask''': -->'''Trask:''' If I turn it on, the system couldn't even activate in here.
--> ''(ping!!!
here.\\
''[ping!!!
device activates - -- surprised looks all around)''
-->'''Trask''':
around]''\\
'''Trask:'''
Unless there's a mutant.



* InvincibleVillain: The only way to truly stop the future Sentinels,(and the main plot of the film) is to attempt to rewrite history so that they were never created to begin with.

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* InvincibleVillain: The only way to truly stop the future Sentinels,(and Sentinels (and the main plot of the film) is to attempt to rewrite history so that they were never created to begin with.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Trask justifies the need for his Sentinels to Nixon by pointing out Mystique can shapeshift into any person; she could impersonate Nixon himself, walk into the White House, and order a nuclear attack. Considering all the other things we've seen her do with her powers over the franchise, including the infiltration of the government in such a manner as he warns, his concerns are perfectly valid.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: {{Jerkass}}: After Young Magneto gets into a fight with Young Charles on the plane over the events and aftermath of ''First Class'' (and Mags losing control of his powers when he loses his temper nearly causes it to ''crash''), Wolverine remarks that he was always an asshole.
* JerkassHasAPoint:
**
Trask justifies the need for his Sentinels to Nixon by pointing out Mystique can shapeshift into any person; she could impersonate Nixon himself, walk into the White House, and order a nuclear attack. Considering all the other things we've seen her do with her powers over the franchise, including the infiltration of the government in such a manner as he warns, his concerns are perfectly valid.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: After Young Magneto gets into a fight with Young Charles on the plane over the events and aftermath of ''First Class'' (and Mags losing control of his powers when he loses his temper nearly causes it to ''crash''), Wolverine remarks that he was always an asshole.



* KillingForATissueSample: After studying [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Mystique]]'s DNA, [[Creator/PeterDinklage Bolivar Trask]] decides he wants more samples in order to create new kind of technology with [[AdaptiveAbility Adaptive Abilities]]. Among the samples he needs are brain tissue, spinal fluid, and bone marrow, implying that, if he got the chance, he would pick Mystique apart ''piece by piece''.

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* KillingForATissueSample: After studying [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Mystique]]'s DNA, [[Creator/PeterDinklage Bolivar Trask]] Trask decides he wants more samples in order to create new kind of technology with [[AdaptiveAbility Adaptive Abilities]]. Among the samples he needs are brain tissue, spinal fluid, and bone marrow, implying that, if he got the chance, he would pick Mystique apart ''piece by piece''.



* LaResistance: The X-Men of the BadFuture fight against the Sentinels, but by the time the movie starts they seem to be able to accomplish little but stay one step ahead of the enemy.



-->'''Magneto''': We've been given a second chance.

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-->'''Magneto''': -->'''Magneto:''' We've been given a second chance.



--->'''Radio host''': We talked about Xavier's theme which almost acts as the central theme for the film because his story is so important, and it hovers around him. Since the film is about hope, and his character is about hope and rediscovering his hope, kind of a lost soul, where did you really draw the music from [...]?
--->'''John Ottman''': [...] I knew what the character's challenge was, what the film was about, so I tried to create a piece of music or a theme that could play both sides, sort of despondent and tortured, but also be designed so that it can be hopeful as it evolves later in the movie. I started sketching on an electric piano, and it sounded so cool and vintage [...]. Early in the movie, when it's just very subtly underscoring him, it's a lot of electric piano within the strings.

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--->'''Radio host''': host:''' We talked about Xavier's theme which almost acts as the central theme for the film because his story is so important, and it hovers around him. Since the film is about hope, and his character is about hope and rediscovering his hope, kind of a lost soul, where did you really draw the music from [...]?
--->'''John
]?\\
'''John
Ottman''': [...] I knew what the character's challenge was, what the film was about, so I tried to create a piece of music or a theme that could play both sides, sort of despondent and tortured, but also be designed so that it can be hopeful as it evolves later in the movie. I started sketching on an electric piano, and it sounded so cool and vintage [...]. Early in the movie, when it's just very subtly underscoring him, it's a lot of electric piano within the strings.



--->'''John Ottman''': Magneto's theme is a very simple "baauum baaaaw." That's basically it, it's so simple you can identify with it and feel it. [...] When he does his stuff at the end and you hear that big sound, it's bigger than it ever was before, and it ties things together.

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--->'''John Ottman''': Ottman:''' Magneto's theme is a very simple "baauum baaaaw." That's basically it, it's so simple you can identify with it and feel it. [...] When he does his stuff at the end and you hear that big sound, it's bigger than it ever was before, and it ties things together.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Not only is ''Days of Future Past'' a team movie, but one with X-Men teams from the future and the past, making the cast almost twice the size of a normal X-Men film.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Not only is ''Days of Future Past'' a team movie, but one with X-Men teams from the future and the past, making the cast almost twice the size of a normal X-Men ''X-Men'' film.



[[folder: M-O]]

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[[folder: M-O]][[folder:Tropes M to O]]



** In 2023 Moscow, the Kremlin and other Red Square monuments are in shambles (although scaffolding indicates someone is at least trying to repair it).



** In 2023 Moscow, the Kremlin and other Red Square monuments are in shambles (although scaffolding indicates someone is at least trying to repair it).



** Quicksilver has a little brown-haired girl on his lap while watching TV. The girl is either Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. The Scarlet Witch or, based on a cut scene in which Quicksilver and the little girl's mom tells her to "go up and bug your sister," Lorna Dane a.k.a. Polaris as in the House of M timeline (given Peter and Wanda are twins and Polaris is only their half-sister, probably the latter). The credits themselves only identify her as Quicksilver's sister.

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** Quicksilver has a little brown-haired girl on his lap while watching TV. The girl is either Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. The Scarlet Witch or, based on a cut scene in which Quicksilver and the little girl's mom tells her to "go up and bug your sister," Lorna Dane a.k.a. Polaris as in the House "House of M M" timeline (given Peter and Wanda are twins and Polaris is only their half-sister, probably the latter). The credits themselves only identify her as Quicksilver's sister.



** [[spoiler:Storm's death in the BadFuture is the same as her death in the original comic--skewered by a Sentinel through her torso.]]

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** [[spoiler:Storm's death in the BadFuture is the same as her death in the original comic--skewered comic -- skewered by a Sentinel through her torso.]]



** Erik throws Logan into the Potomac River and leaving him to drown is a reference to Ultimate X-Men where Sabertooth once considered drowning as the only thing to which Wolverine's healing factor is vulnerable. Needless to say, this is the closest Wolverine has come to dying in the film series.

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** Erik throws Logan into the Potomac River and leaving him to drown is a reference to Ultimate X-Men ''Ultimate X-Men'' where Sabertooth once considered drowning as the only thing to which Wolverine's healing factor is vulnerable. Needless to say, this is the closest Wolverine has come to dying in the film series.



** Quicksilver wears a pair of goggles while using his powers, much like his nephew Speed from the ''YoungAvengers''.
** With help from Blink, Colossus pulls off his Super Dive attack from VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom and subsequent ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' games.
** Blink wasn't in the original comics "ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast," but she was in "ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse," a different bleak timeline. She is slated to return in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.

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** Quicksilver wears a pair of goggles while using his powers, much like his nephew Speed from the ''YoungAvengers''.
''ComicBook/YoungAvengers''.
** With help from Blink, Colossus pulls off his Super Dive attack from VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'' and subsequent ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' games.
** Blink wasn't in the original comics "ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast," "ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast", but she was in "ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse," a different bleak timeline. She is slated to return in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''.



** Imprisoned mutants in the future have the letter M branded over the right eye, which is done to mutants in Bishop's native future timeline in the comics. That world is similar to the original Days of Future Past, but separate.

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** Imprisoned mutants in the future have the letter M branded over the right eye, which is done to mutants in Bishop's native future timeline in the comics. That world is similar to the original Days "Days of Future Past, Past", but separate.



** Future Xavier has a floating "wheelchair," just as he did in the comics during the 90's and the animated series around the same time.
** Quicksilver's BulletTime scene may be a reference to his [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] counterpart, who claims to regularly do this (which is later proven correct) and it's shown that even a small impact from him can greatly injure someone.

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** Future Xavier has a floating "wheelchair," just as he did in the comics during the 90's '90s and the animated series around the same time.
** Quicksilver's BulletTime scene may be a reference to his [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} counterpart, who claims to regularly do this (which is later proven correct) and it's shown that even a small impact from him can greatly injure someone.



-->"You built these machines to destroy us. Why? Because you are afraid of our gifts. Because we are different. Humanity has always feared that which is different. Well, I'm here to tell you, to tell the world, you're right to fear us! We are the future! We are the ones who will inherit this earth! And anyone who stands in our way will suffer the same fate as these men you see before you! Today was meant to be a display of your power. Instead, I give you a glimpse of the devastation my race can unleash upon yours! Let this be a warning to all of you. And to all my mutant brothers and sisters out there, I say this: no more hiding. No more suffering. You have lived in the shadows in shame and fear for too long. Come out. Join me. Fight together in a brotherhood of our kind! A new tomorrow, that starts today!"
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Kitty's new ability to send people's consciousnesses back through time is a far throw from intangibility. It's strange but not unprecedented (see FridgeBrilliance). Emma Frost developed two seemingly unrelated powers (telepath and diamond hard skin armor); in the comic-book continuity a few of the X-Men develop 'secondary mutations', in Emma's case her second power appeared out of nowhere to protect her from a nuclear strike in the ''New X-Men'' comics.

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-->"You -->'''Magneto:''' You built these machines to destroy us. Why? Because you are afraid of our gifts. Because we are different. Humanity has always feared that which is different. Well, I'm here to tell you, to tell the world, you're right to fear us! We are the future! We are the ones who will inherit this earth! And anyone who stands in our way will suffer the same fate as these men you see before you! Today was meant to be a display of your power. Instead, I give you a glimpse of the devastation my race can unleash upon yours! Let this be a warning to all of you. And to all my mutant brothers and sisters out there, I say this: no more hiding. No more suffering. You have lived in the shadows in shame and fear for too long. Come out. Join me. Fight together in a brotherhood of our kind! A new tomorrow, that starts today!"
today!
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Kitty's new ability to send people's consciousnesses back through time is a far throw from intangibility. It's strange but not unprecedented (see FridgeBrilliance). Emma Frost developed two seemingly unrelated powers (telepath and diamond hard skin armor); in the comic-book continuity a few of the X-Men develop 'secondary mutations', "secondary mutations", in Emma's case her second power appeared out of nowhere to protect her from a nuclear strike in the ''New X-Men'' comics.



** [[spoiler:Magneto tries to kill Mystique because experiments performed on her were used to give the future Sentinels their adaptive abilities. However, this attempt spills her blood, allowing it to be collected and sent to Trask Industries]]. It's downplayed in that Trask still needed the living specimen.
** Likewise, the same attempt leads to [[spoiler: Mystique, Magneto and Beast all jumping out the window and being seen on TV doing incredible things]], which causes a public scare bad enough that [[spoiler: Nixon gives Trask the funding he needs to produce prototype Sentinels decades ahead of schedule]]. Again downplayed in that they all get destroyed in the end anyways.

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** [[spoiler:Magneto tries to kill Mystique because experiments performed on her were used to give the future Sentinels their adaptive abilities. However, this attempt spills her blood, allowing it to be collected and sent to Trask Industries]]. It's downplayed in that Trask still needed needs the living specimen.
** Likewise, the same attempt leads to [[spoiler: Mystique, [[spoiler:Mystique, Magneto and Beast all jumping out the window and being seen on TV doing incredible things]], which causes a public scare bad enough that [[spoiler: Nixon [[spoiler:Nixon gives Trask the funding he needs to produce prototype Sentinels decades ahead of schedule]]. Again downplayed in that they all get destroyed in the end anyways.



*** ''The Rogue Cut'' adds two more examples:

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*** ** ''The Rogue Cut'' adds two more examples:



* NonUniformUniform: The future X-Men mostly wear black (except for Rogue, who wears white), but that seems to be the only real "rule." Storm, Magneto, and Bishop's costumes all have capes, Kitty Pryde's has a jacket, Blink, Warpath, and Sunspot all have individual markings and design elements, etc.
* NonverbalMiscommunication: A minor example when Raven (in disguise as a military officer) tries to indicate her identity to Alex--by winking at him. The look on Alex's face is priceless.

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* NonUniformUniform: The future X-Men mostly wear black (except for Rogue, who wears white), but that seems to be the only real "rule." "rule". Storm, Magneto, and Bishop's costumes all have capes, Kitty Pryde's has a jacket, Blink, Warpath, and Sunspot all have individual markings and design elements, etc.
* NonverbalMiscommunication: NonVerbalMiscommunication: A minor example when Raven (in disguise as a military officer) tries to indicate her identity to Alex--by Alex -- by winking at him. The look on Alex's face is priceless.



** Maximoff does not care at all about the whole problem, but he helped them free Magneto from the Pentagon [[ItAmusedMe just to prove that he would dare]].

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** Maximoff does not care at all about the whole problem, but he helped helps them free Magneto from the Pentagon [[ItAmusedMe just to prove that he would dare]].



** When the Vietnamese general sees Mystique shapeshifts in front him.



** When the Vietnamese general sees Mystique shapeshift in front him.



** Charles (aside from the beard and long hair), Erik, Hank and Alex Summers all physically look the same as they did in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' despite the fact that it's been over a decade since the events of that film. (Mystique is excused, since her mutation slows her aging process.)
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2mi74MLHg4 Honest Trailers]] even made the mistake of describing [=McAvoy=]'s character as a "young man," a term usually reserved for males who are under 30; Xavier is in his late thirties/early forties in 1973, but it's easy to forget that because the actor appears younger than his actual age.

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** Charles (aside from the beard and long hair), Erik, Hank and Alex Summers all physically look the same as they did in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' despite the fact that it's been over a decade since the events of that film. (Mystique is excused, since her mutation slows her aging process.)
***
) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2mi74MLHg4 Honest Trailers]] even made the mistake of describing [=McAvoy=]'s character as a "young man," a term usually reserved for males who are under 30; Xavier is in his late thirties/early forties in 1973, but it's easy to forget that because the actor appears younger than his actual age.



[[folder: P-S]]

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[[folder: P-S]][[folder:Tropes P to S]]



--->"At the beginning of the film, Charles is medicating, and very possibly on hallucinogens, so we had that come through in his shirt. As he pulls himself together, he wears a nice blue oxford like all good, put-together men—a progression from that psychedelic Cat Stevens-wear."
* ParentalSubstitute:
** Charles invokes this trope when he claims that he had raised Raven, but Erik corrects him--they ''grew up'' together. He is not her father. [[spoiler:This ties into the end of the film, when he stops trying to control her and lets her make her own choice.]]
** Downplayed in the scene where Charles interacts with Peter before the former departs for Paris. Xavier instinctually behaves in a paternal manner when he's around a young mutant, especially one who doesn't have much of a direction in his life (in Quicksilver's case, he's a juvenile delinquent who grew up without a father). Peter's smile at the end indicates that he appreciates the sentiment.

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--->"At the beginning of the film, Charles is medicating, and very possibly on hallucinogens, so we had that come through in his shirt. As he pulls himself together, he wears a nice blue oxford like all good, put-together men—a men -- a progression from that psychedelic Cat Stevens-wear."
* ParentalSubstitute:
ParentalSubstitute:
** Charles invokes this trope when he claims that he had raised Raven, but Erik corrects him--they him -- they ''grew up'' together. He is not her father. [[spoiler:This ties into the end of the film, when he stops trying to control her and lets her make her own choice.]]
** Downplayed in the scene where Charles interacts with Peter before the former departs for Paris. Xavier instinctually instinctively behaves in a paternal manner when he's around a young mutant, especially one who doesn't have much of a direction in his life (in Quicksilver's case, he's a juvenile delinquent who grew up without a father). Peter's smile at the end indicates that he appreciates the sentiment.



* PlayingWithSyringes: Apparently a pastime of Trask, given he does this to [[spoiler:all of the DroppedABridgeOnHim mutants from ''First Class'']] and intends to do the same to Mystique.
--> '''Old Charles''': They captured her that day... tortured her, experimented on her.

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* PlayingWithSyringes: Apparently a pastime of Trask, given he does this to [[spoiler:all of the DroppedABridgeOnHim mutants from from]] ''First Class'']] Class'' and intends to do the same to Mystique.
--> '''Old Charles''': -->'''Professor X:''' They captured her that day... tortured her, experimented on her.



* PortalCut: Blink takes off a Sentinel's arm when one of her portals closes on it. Unfortunately, it closed because said arm had just stabbed her. If the X-Men had thought to weaponize this, as it is one of the few things that unambiguously damages a Future!Sentinel, they might have actually had a chance against them.

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* PortalCut: Blink takes off a Sentinel's arm when one of her portals closes on it. Unfortunately, it closed closes because said arm had has just stabbed her. If the X-Men had thought to weaponize this, as it is one of the few things that unambiguously damages a Future!Sentinel, Future Sentinel, they might have actually had a chance against them.



* PortalToThePast: Although there's no actual portal, Kitty's new time powers have a very specific set of rules that match the trope closely: she can't physically send ''people'' back in time, only their consciousness, time passes at the same rate for their bodies in the present and their minds in the past, and whatever changes they made to the past only affect the future once they wake up - meaning the BadFuture stays bad until Wolverine finishes his mission, instead of changing incrementally as he alters history. While Logan's mind gets sent back to inhabit his body in 1973, his 2023 body (and the rest of the X-Men) are still threatened by the approaching army of Sentinels, meaning that he only has so much time in the past to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.

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* PortalToThePast: Although there's no actual portal, Kitty's new time powers have a very specific set of rules that match the trope closely: she can't physically send ''people'' back in time, only their consciousness, time passes at the same rate for their bodies in the present and their minds in the past, and whatever changes they made to the past only affect the future once they wake up - -- meaning the BadFuture stays bad until Wolverine finishes his mission, instead of changing incrementally as he alters history. While Logan's mind gets sent back to inhabit his body in 1973, his 2023 body (and the rest of the X-Men) are still threatened by the approaching army of Sentinels, meaning that he only has so much time in the past to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.



** Charles Xaiver, of all people, tells Wolverine to "Fuck off" in a CallBack to their first encounter.

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** Charles Xaiver, Xiaver, of all people, tells Wolverine to "Fuck off" in a CallBack to their first encounter.



--->'''Logan''': Whatever happens today, I need you to promise me something. [...] The X-Men, promise me you'll find us. Use your power, bring us together. Guide us, lead us. [...]\\
'''1973 Charles''': I'll... do my best.

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--->'''Logan''': --->'''Logan:''' Whatever happens today, I need you to promise me something. [...] The X-Men, promise me you'll find us. Use your power, bring us together. Guide us, lead us. [...]\\
'''1973 Charles''': '''Charles:''' I'll... do my best.



--->'''Logan''': It's good to see you, [[spoiler:Charles. It's good to see everyone.]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Professor X''': ''(smiles warmly)'' Well, I had a promise to keep.]]

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--->'''Logan''': --->'''Logan:''' It's good to see you, [[spoiler:Charles. It's good to see everyone.]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Professor X''': ''(smiles warmly)'' X:''' ''[smiles warmly]'' Well, I had a promise to keep.]]



** UsefulNotes/RichardNixon himself gets this treatment, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade unlike most examples]]. While he does go along with the Sentinel Program, it's out of a desire to protect the nation from super powered beings than any genuine malice. [[spoiler:When Mystique saves his life from Magneto, it's implied he gave her a pardon and jailed Trask for trying to sell secrets to America's enemies.]]

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** UsefulNotes/RichardNixon himself gets this treatment, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade unlike most examples]]. While he does go along with the Sentinel Program, it's out of a desire to protect the nation from super powered super-powered beings than any genuine malice. [[spoiler:When Mystique saves his life from Magneto, it's implied he gave her a pardon and jailed Trask for trying to sell secrets to America's enemies.]]



* RefugeInAudacity: Quicksilver blatantly uses his super speed when he first meets Wolverine, Professor X and Beast because he knows no one would believe what they said about him. It's implied this is how he gets away with everything he does.

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* RefugeInAudacity: Quicksilver blatantly uses his super speed when he first meets Wolverine, Professor X and Beast because he knows no one no-one would believe what they said about him. It's implied this is how he gets away with everything he does.



* LaResistance: The X-Men of the BadFuture fight against the Sentinels, but by the time the movie starts they seem to be able to accomplish little but stay one step ahead of the enemy.



-->"I land back in 1973--this is what the script says--I wake up next to a girl who I don't remember, and I get out of bed wearing boxer shorts. I was like, 'I don't know about America, but in Australia if you're next to a really good-looking girl, you're not getting out with boxer shorts on or briefs or anything.' So yeah, I went commando."

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-->"I land back in 1973--this 1973 -- this is what the script says--I says -- I wake up next to a girl who I don't remember, and I get out of bed wearing boxer shorts. I was like, 'I don't know about America, but in Australia if you're next to a really good-looking girl, you're not getting out with boxer shorts on or briefs or anything.' So yeah, I went commando."



-->'''James [=McAvoy=]''': I wanted [[ImportantHaircut to go bald]] in this one, [...] but they didn't go for it. I was gutted.

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-->'''James [=McAvoy=]''': [=McAvoy=]:''' I wanted [[ImportantHaircut to go bald]] in this one, [...] but they didn't go for it. I was gutted.



** [[http://screenrant.com/x-men-days-of-future-past-photos/ This article]] has made the following observation about the elderly Erik:
--->"From the photos, we see that Ian [=McKellen's=] older Magneto has no need for his iconic helmet that protects him from mutant telepaths since he's once again allied with old friend Charles Xavier."

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** :: [[http://screenrant.com/x-men-days-of-future-past-photos/ This article]] has made the following observation about the elderly Erik:
--->"From -->"From the photos, we see that Ian [=McKellen's=] older Magneto has no need for his iconic helmet that protects him from mutant telepaths since he's once again allied with old friend Charles Xavier."



* SanDimasTime: Justified--Kitty's powers behave more like a PortalToThePast (even though Wolverine can't go back and forth). Also, the fact her time powers are occupied on Wolverine means they have no chance to do a short restart and try again like at the very beginning of the film.

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* SanDimasTime: Justified--Kitty's Justified -- Kitty's powers behave more like a PortalToThePast (even though Wolverine can't go back and forth). Also, the fact her time powers are occupied on Wolverine means they have no chance to do a short restart and try again like at the very beginning of the film.



** In 1973, Xavier angrily screams "''ERIIIIIIIIK!!!''" when Sentinels begin shooting at the crowd that has gathered at the White House. Although Magneto (who is wearing a telepathy-blocking helmet) has not yet appeared in his line of vision, Charles just ''knows'' that no one else would be causing this mayhem.

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** In 1973, Xavier angrily screams "''ERIIIIIIIIK!!!''" when Sentinels begin shooting at the crowd that has gathered at the White House. Although Magneto (who is wearing a telepathy-blocking helmet) has not yet appeared in his line of vision, Charles just ''knows'' that no one no-one else would be causing this mayhem.



** In ''The Rogue Cut'', [[spoiler:a newly rescued but weakened Rogue is ForcedToWatch Bobby's HeroicSacrifice, and can only scream his name numerous times in horror before Future!Magneto bars the passageway and takes her back to the Blackbird.]]
* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: Past Charles is able to figure out where Raven is heading because when he had temporarily "possessed" a stewardess who had bumped into his foster sister, the stewardess had picked up Raven's plane ticket from the floor, and he can read its contents from the stewardess' field of vision. In ''The Rogue Cut'', Future Xavier can view the mansion through Magneto's and Iceman's minds, and he gives them instructions as they walk in hidden passageways towards the Cerebro room.

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** In ''The Rogue Cut'', [[spoiler:a newly rescued but weakened Rogue is ForcedToWatch Bobby's HeroicSacrifice, and can only scream his name numerous times in horror before Future!Magneto Magneto bars the passageway and takes her back to the Blackbird.]]
* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: SeeingThroughAnothersEyes:
**
Past Charles is able to figure out where Raven is heading because when he had temporarily "possessed" a stewardess who had bumped into his foster sister, the stewardess had picked up Raven's plane ticket from the floor, and he can read its contents from the stewardess' field of vision. vision.
**
In ''The Rogue Cut'', Future Xavier can view the mansion through Magneto's and Iceman's minds, and he gives them instructions as they walk in hidden passageways towards the Cerebro room.



* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Every mutant introduced in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' except Havok was killed off at some point between films. ''First Class'' is easily the most lighthearted of the X-Men movies and the characters killed--Emma Frost, Angel Salvatore, Banshee, and Azazel--represent its more colorful tone. The comical Quicksilver is also sent home after the Pentagon mission.]]

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* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Every mutant introduced in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' except Havok was killed off at some point between films. ''First Class'' is easily the most lighthearted of the X-Men movies and the characters killed--Emma killed -- Emma Frost, Angel Salvatore, Banshee, and Azazel--represent Azazel -- represent its more colorful tone. The comical Quicksilver is also sent home after the Pentagon mission.]]



** NakedOnArrival from a bleak future dominated by a RobotWar, the time-shifted Wolverine demands a goon hand over his clothes and vehicle. Hello there, ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''! Although in this case, it wasn't the time-traveler who was naked, but the past version of his body he was jumping ''into'' that happened to be naked at the time.

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** NakedOnArrival from a bleak future dominated by a RobotWar, the time-shifted Wolverine demands a goon hand over his clothes and vehicle. Hello there, ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''! ''Film/{{Terminator 2|JudgmentDay}}''! Although in this case, it wasn't the time-traveler who was naked, but the past version of his body he was jumping ''into'' that happened to be naked at the time.



--->'''Erik''': I don't know karate, but I know crazy.

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--->'''Erik''': --->'''Erik:''' I don't know karate, but I know crazy.



** An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' appears on a screen-one about TimeTravel, no less! (And in a film with [[Creator/PatrickStewart Captain Picard]] in it.)

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** An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' appears on a screen-one screen -- one about TimeTravel, no less! (And in a film with [[Creator/PatrickStewart Captain Picard]] in it.)



** [[spoiler:In the original comic, Future Magento was the first to die, sacrificing himself early on by providing an off-panel diversion so the remaining resistance could escape their imprisonment. During the LastStand in the film, although he's badly wounded, he never succumbs to his wounds before the timeline is reset.]]

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** [[spoiler:In the original comic, Future Magento Magneto was the first to die, sacrificing himself early on by providing an off-panel diversion so the remaining resistance could escape their imprisonment. During the LastStand in the film, although he's badly wounded, he never succumbs to his wounds before the timeline is reset.]]



** In Vietnam, Mystique, disguised as a male army colonel, freed some quarantined mutants. His name was ''Sanders''.

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** In Vietnam, Mystique, disguised as a male army colonel, freed frees some quarantined mutants. His name was is ''Sanders''.



--->'''Professor X''': Logan, you're going to have to do for me what I once did for you. Lead me, guide me.
*** Not surprisingly, the abrasive Wolverine is bad at this task, and it's discussed in the following exchange:
--->'''Past Charles''': I'm sorry Logan, but they sent back the wrong man.\\
'''Logan''': You're right, I am. Actually, it was supposed to be you, but I was the only one who could physically make the trip.

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--->'''Professor X''': X:''' Logan, you're going to have to do for me what I once did for you. Lead me, guide me.
***
me.
**
Not surprisingly, the abrasive Wolverine is bad at this task, and it's discussed in the following exchange:
--->'''Past Charles''': --->'''Charles:''' I'm sorry Logan, but they sent back the wrong man.\\
'''Logan''': '''Logan:''' You're right, I am. Actually, it was supposed to be you, but I was the only one who could physically make the trip.



[[folder: T-Z]]

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[[folder: T-Z]][[folder:Tropes T to Z]]



* TakeAThirdOption: Erik asks Mystique, "Are you still Charles' Raven... or are you Mystique?" (What Magneto is truly referring to with the latter is if she's still his soldier.) In the end, she chooses [[spoiler:her own path. She doesn't adhere to her foster brother's pacifism, and she rejects her former lover's warmongering]].

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* TakeAThirdOption: Erik asks Mystique, "Are you still Charles' Charles's Raven... or are you Mystique?" (What Magneto is truly referring to with the latter is if she's still his soldier.) In the end, she chooses [[spoiler:her own path. She doesn't adhere to her foster brother's pacifism, and she rejects her former lover's warmongering]].



* ThereAreNoTherapists: You'd think that Hank would try to get a therapist to help Charles with his depression and substance abuse, yet it doesn't happen. It could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] that Xavier wants to avoid mental health professionals because it's suggested that he was treated like a schizophrenic patient as a child, and considering how a few psychiatric practices of the 1940's are viewed as unethical today, Charles has no desire to risk a repeat of his past experience.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Most of the the characters in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' are perfectly okay with using lethal force, but this is a specific plot point in this film. It's stated that the young version of Mystique never killed anyone (even the people she used her {{ShapeShifting}} powers to impersonate), but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jumped Off the Slippery Slope]] when she decided to kill Bolivar Trask. Her decision to kill Trask set off a chain of events resulting in a BadFuture, which is the main reason Wolverine travels back in time to stop her.
* ThreePlusTwo: The 1973 trio of Charles, Logan, and Hank are joined by Peter, then Erik. [[spoiler:Subverted in that Peter is PutOnABus immediately after rescuing Erik, and then Erik reassumes his BigBad position.]]

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: You'd think that Hank would try to get a therapist to help Charles with his depression and substance abuse, yet it doesn't happen. It could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} that Xavier wants to avoid mental health professionals because it's suggested that he was treated like a schizophrenic patient as a child, and considering how a few psychiatric practices of the 1940's 1940s are viewed as unethical today, Charles has no desire to risk a repeat of his past experience.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Most of the the characters in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' are perfectly okay with using lethal force, but this is a specific plot point in this film. It's stated that the young version of Mystique never killed anyone (even the people she used her {{ShapeShifting}} {{Shapeshifting}} powers to impersonate), but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jumped Off the Slippery Slope]] when she decided to kill Bolivar Trask. Her decision to kill Trask set off a chain of events resulting in a BadFuture, which is the main reason Wolverine travels back in time to stop her.
* ThreePlusTwo: The 1973 trio of Charles, Logan, and Hank are joined by Peter, then Erik. [[spoiler:Subverted in that Peter is PutOnABus immediately after rescuing Erik, and then Erik reassumes re-assumes his BigBad position.]]



* TimeStandsStill: Peter Maximoff uses the super speed version to mess with some Pentagon guards, and redirect the bullets they'd just fired.

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* TimeStandsStill: Peter Maximoff uses the super speed super-speed version to mess with some Pentagon guards, and redirect the bullets they'd just fired.



** Iceman has taken several more levels in comparison to the previous films, including the debut of the iconic ice slide from the comics.
*** Also, his "living ice sculpture" form that he learned through Emma Frost in the mid-90's. [[spoiler:She did mention it only makes him mostly invulnerable.]]

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** Iceman has taken several more levels in comparison to the previous films, including the debut of the iconic ice slide from the comics.
***
comics. Also, his "living ice sculpture" form that he learned through Emma Frost in the mid-90's.mid-90s. [[spoiler:She did mention it only makes him mostly invulnerable.]]



* TriumphantReprise: The return of the title theme music from X2 returns to be the title theme for this movie, which also signifies the return of Bryan Singer to the director's chair.
* TrophyRoom: The room that Erik snatches his helmet from has parts of mutants in it on display.

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* TriumphantReprise: The return of the title theme music from X2 ''X2'' returns to be the title theme for this movie, which also signifies the return of Bryan Singer to the director's chair.
* TrophyRoom: The room that Erik snatches his helmet from has parts of mutants in it on display.



-->'''Logan''': I know your powers came when you were nine. I know you thought you were going crazy when it started, all the voices in your head, and it wasn't until you were twelve that you realized all the voices were in everyone else's head.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Happens between the just-freed [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} Erik]], [[ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} Peter]], and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the duct-taped guard]]. Erik feels dizzy as the result of being carried by Peter in his SuperSpeed mode. Peter then asks Erik whether he's done a serious crime in an annoying tone (which after Erik sheepishly answers, Peter expresses his awe to the duct-taped guard who responds in kind with his eyebrows as if he wanted to say "Told ya this guy is a bad news" to Peter). The young mutant inquires whether Erik knows karate (which Erik cheekily responds with [[Music/JamesBrown "I don't know karate, but I know crazy"]]), whether Erik can control metal, and finally he tells Erik that [[MythologyGag his mom once knew a guy who could also do that]]. Erik seems to [[OhCrap realize at this point that this pesky teen might be his son]].

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-->'''Logan''': -->'''Logan:''' I know your powers came when you were nine. I know you thought you were going crazy when it started, all the voices in your head, and it wasn't until you were twelve that you realized all the voices were in everyone else's head.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Happens between the just-freed [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} Erik]], [[ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} Peter]], Erik, Peter, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the duct-taped guard]]. Erik feels dizzy as the result of being carried by Peter in his SuperSpeed mode. Peter then asks Erik whether he's done a serious crime in an annoying tone (which after Erik sheepishly answers, Peter expresses his awe to the duct-taped guard who responds in kind with his eyebrows as if he wanted to say "Told ya this guy is a bad news" to Peter). The young mutant inquires whether Erik knows karate (which Erik cheekily responds with [[Music/JamesBrown "I don't know karate, but I know crazy"]]), whether Erik can control metal, and finally he tells Erik that [[MythologyGag his mom once knew a guy who could also do that]]. Erik seems to [[OhCrap realize at this point that this pesky teen might be his son]].



* VisionaryVillain: Trask genuinely believes that uniting humanity against mutantkind is the gateway to creating world peace. Conversely, Magneto has a vision of a world where mutants lord over mankind, which, in his opinion, is the only way they can coexist with humans.

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* VisionaryVillain: VisionaryVillain:
**
Trask genuinely believes that uniting humanity against mutantkind is the gateway to creating world peace. peace.
**
Conversely, Magneto has a vision of a world where mutants lord over mankind, which, in his opinion, is the only way they can coexist with humans.



-->'''Magneto''': All those years we wasted fighting each other, Charles...

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-->'''Magneto''': -->'''Magneto:''' All those years we wasted fighting each other, Charles...



* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Happens when the Mind Time Travel is used. When Wolverine returns to 1973, he has no idea of where he is, or who the girl is he had just had sex with (more probably, he just can't remember). When he wakes up in the new future, he has no idea about anything he had been doing ''for the last 5 decades''.

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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Happens when the Mind Time Travel is used. When Wolverine returns to 1973, he has no idea of where he is, or who the girl is he had just had sex with (more probably, he just can't remember). When he wakes up in the new future, he has no idea about anything he had been doing ''for the last 5 five decades''.



* WhoShotJFK: ''[[http://www.thebentbullet.com/ The Bent Bullet]]'', part of the ARG campaign for the film, has Magneto as the man on the grassy knoll, having used his powers to alter the trajectory of Oswald's bullet, which led to Kennedy's death. However, it is implied that Magneto is trying to ''stop'' the shooter... who was actually Mystique and not the real Oswald (Though this would seem out of character with her portrayal in the film, where she is stated to have never tried to kill anyone before Trask). In the film itself, Magneto is being held in the Pentagon for it, but claims to Xavier that he was trying to save Kennedy because [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy he was a mutant]]. [[TheUnreveal We never find out if he was lying or not.]] It's further muddied when in the next scene he attacks Mystique using the very method he claimed to have been trying to prevent showing he has the proficiency. None the less, it's still never explicitly said what really happened.

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* WhoShotJFK: ''[[http://www.thebentbullet.com/ The Bent Bullet]]'', part of the ARG campaign for the film, has Magneto as the man on the grassy knoll, having used his powers to alter the trajectory of Oswald's bullet, which led to Kennedy's death. However, it is implied that Magneto is trying to ''stop'' the shooter... who was actually Mystique and not the real Oswald Oswald. (Though this would seem out of character with her portrayal in the film, where she is stated to have never tried to kill anyone before Trask). Trask.) In the film itself, Magneto is being held in the Pentagon for it, but claims to Xavier that he was trying to save Kennedy because [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy he was a mutant]]. [[TheUnreveal We never find out if he was lying or not.]] It's further muddied when in the next scene he attacks Mystique using the very method he claimed to have been trying to prevent showing he has the proficiency. None the less, it's still never explicitly said what really happened.



* WorldOfBadass: Plenty.

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* %%* WorldOfBadass: Plenty.



** Major Stryker successfully tasered Mystique, but he failed to shoot her in Saigon and inside TheWhiteHouse's underground bunker.

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** Major Stryker successfully tasered tasers Mystique, but he failed fails to shoot her in Saigon and inside TheWhiteHouse's underground bunker.



* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Averted as despite Xavier's lack of mind-reading powers, Logan is able to convince him (and later Magneto) quite easily that he's telling the truth. PlayedForLaughs when Logan himself has a memory loss. "You're on really bad acid..."

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: YouHaveToBelieveMe:
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Averted as despite Xavier's lack of mind-reading powers, Logan is able to convince him (and later Magneto) quite easily that he's telling the truth. truth.
**
PlayedForLaughs when Logan himself has a memory loss. "You're on really bad acid..."



->''"We need you to hope again."''

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->''"We need you to hope again."''"''
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Paris scenes were filmed in Old Montreal, and parts of the Pentagon (like the area where we see visitors touring the building, and when Charles and Logan are walking alone in a basement corridor) are from the Arts Building at [=McGill=] University. The Moscow bunker is located beneath the rafters of The Big O (the informal name of Montreal's Olympic Stadium). Mystique jumped out of the window of the mayor's office at Montreal City Hall.
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* BackgroundHalo: When Past Xavier first meets Logan, the former stands in front of very large windows with his family's crests, which are made out of stained glass. This gives the scene a church-like feel, and the sunshine is quite bright compared to Charles' dark silhouette, so it gives the impression that he's bathed in holy light.



* HolyBacklight: When Past Xavier first meets Logan, the former stands in front of very large windows with his family's crests, which are made out of stained glass. This gives the scene a church-like feel, and the sunshine is quite bright compared to Charles' dark silhouette, so it gives the impression that he's bathed in holy light.



** Charles invokes this trope when he claims that he raised Raven, but Erik corrects him--they ''grew up'' together. He is not her father. [[spoiler:This ties into the end of the film, when he stops trying to control her and lets her make her own choice.]]

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** Charles invokes this trope when he claims that he had raised Raven, but Erik corrects him--they ''grew up'' together. He is not her father. [[spoiler:This ties into the end of the film, when he stops trying to control her and lets her make her own choice.]]


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* SharpDressedMan: Averted with Xavier's past and future selves. The former is clothed like a hippie or a vagrant, and the latter is only seen in battle gear. [[spoiler:However, in the AlternateTimeline, the elderly Professor X continues to don his traditional three-piece suit.]]
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** In ''The Rogue Cut'', Iceman [[spoiler:suggests Rogue could fill in for Kitty on the grounds that she did [[Film/{{XMen}} the same for Magneto]].]]

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** In ''The Rogue Cut'', Iceman [[spoiler:suggests Rogue could fill in for Kitty on the grounds that she did [[Film/{{XMen}} [[Film/XMen1 the same for Magneto]].]]
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* BigGood: Both future Professor X and future Magneto share this role because it's implied that the X-Men and The Brotherhood of Mutants merged to combat the Sentinels. Professor X explicitly tells Logan to help his younger self grow into this role.

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* BigGood: Both future The elderly Professor X and future Magneto share this the leadership role because it's implied that among the remaining X-Men and The Brotherhood of Mutants merged to combat the Sentinels. Professor X explicitly tells Logan Free Mutants. Wolverine's mission is to help his guide Xavier's younger self grow towards the process of growing into this role.by accepting both his powers and his duty to his fellow mutants.



* EmotionalPowers: In the "X-Men Unguarded" group discussion, Creator/JamesMcAvoy explains why his character's distress causes his telepathy to go haywire, and more specfically, why Xavier can no longer separate everyone else's pain from his own.

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* EmotionalPowers: In the "X-Men Unguarded" group discussion, Creator/JamesMcAvoy explains why his character's distress causes his telepathy to go haywire, and more specfically, specifically, why Xavier can no longer separate everyone else's pain from his own.



* TheEmpath: Although Xavier is a full-fledged telepath, he's the personification of empathy. He can be finely attuned to the emotions of others, feeling ''exactly'' what they feel. At its worst, he suffers from PowerIncontinence, which turns his existence into a living hell because his mind is perpetually engulfed by people's pain. However, the elder Professor X asserts that empathy is their most precious quality when he consoles his younger self.
-->"It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking."



* TheHeart: Ironically, it's Wolverine's major role in the film, with very few fight scenes. He's more there to galvanize the younger Xavier into action.



* ManChild: The younger Charles rejects ''all'' adult responsibilities, and [=McCoy=] has to look after him.

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* ManChild: The younger Charles rejects ''all'' adult responsibilities, responsibilities after he succumbs to depression, and [=McCoy=] has to look after him.



* MissionControl: In ''The Rogue Cut'', the older Professor X telepathically guides Magneto and Iceman through the mansion's secret corridors from the relative safety of the X-Jet.



** Charles invokes this trope when he claims that he raised Raven, but Erik corrects him--they ''grew up'' together. He is not her father.

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** Charles invokes this trope when he claims that he raised Raven, but Erik corrects him--they ''grew up'' together. He is not her father. [[spoiler:This ties into the end of the film, when he stops trying to control her and lets her make her own choice.]]


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* PatrickStewartSpeech: The older Professor X gives one to his younger self, convincing the latter to "hope again," and that despite what happens (or in 1973 Xavier's case, ''will'' happen) to mutants, humanity can still be shown "a better path."
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* Alex Summers / Havok (Lucas Till)

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* Alex Summers / Havok (Lucas Till)(Creator/LucasTill)



* TheBigBadShuffle: Mystique and Bolivar Trask compete for title of villain in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''; it's Trask's Sentinels that lead to the BadFuture, but it's Mystique killing him and being captured for experimentation that leads to the Sentinels getting approved by the government, making ''her'' the one whose EvilPlan needs to be stopped. Additionally in the future Trask and Mystique are dead, making it the Sentinels themselves that are the villains. [[spoiler:And then in the past Magneto ends up becoming a ''third'' villain when he decides to kill Trask and the President.]]

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* TheBigBadShuffle: Mystique and Bolivar Trask compete for title of villain in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''; villain; it's Trask's Sentinels that lead to the BadFuture, but it's Mystique killing him and being captured for experimentation that leads to the Sentinels getting approved by the government, making ''her'' the one whose EvilPlan needs to be stopped. Additionally in the future Trask and Mystique are dead, making it the Sentinels themselves that are the villains. [[spoiler:And then in the past Magneto ends up becoming a ''third'' villain when he decides to kill Trask and the President.]]



** Mystique uses her shapeshifting skills to break into Bolivar Trask's office to get files on mutants. She would do this again years later, when infiltrating Lady Deathstrike's office in ''Film/XMen2''.

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** Mystique uses her shapeshifting skills to break into Bolivar Trask's office to get files on mutants. She would do this again years later, when infiltrating Lady Deathstrike's office in ''Film/XMen2''.''Film/X2XMenUnited''.



* SequelHook: Two of them. First, [[spoiler:Mystique rescues Wolverine from the river Magneto threw him in]], foreshadowing her more heroic role as a rescuer of mutants in ''Film/XmenApocalypse''. TheStinger gives us a glimpse of [[spoiler:Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen]].

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* SequelHook: Two of them. First, [[spoiler:Mystique rescues Wolverine from the river Magneto threw him in]], foreshadowing her more heroic role as a rescuer of mutants in ''Film/XmenApocalypse''.''Film/XMenApocalypse''. TheStinger gives us a glimpse of [[spoiler:Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen]].
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''X-Men: Days of Future Past'' is a 2014 sci-fi superhero movie in the ''[[Film/XMen X-Men]]'' film franchise, adapting the Creator/MarvelComics story [[ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast of the same name]]. The seventh installment in the series, it's a sequel to ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', ''Film/TheWolverine'' AND ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' as well as both sequel and {{prequel}} to the original ''X-Men Trilogy'', re-combining the semi-tangled film universe into a single narrative.

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''X-Men: Days of Future Past'' is a 2014 sci-fi superhero movie in the ''[[Film/XMen X-Men]]'' film franchise, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', adapting the Creator/MarvelComics story [[ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast of the same name]]. The seventh installment in the series, it's a sequel to ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', ''Film/TheWolverine'' AND ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' as well as both sequel and {{prequel}} to the original ''X-Men Trilogy'', re-combining the semi-tangled film universe into a single narrative.



* ForWantOfANail: The BadFuture faced by the cast of [[Film/XMen the]] [[Film/X2XMenUnited original]] [[Film/XMenTheLastStand films]] all came about due to the assassination of Bolivar Trask in 1973.

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* ForWantOfANail: The BadFuture faced by the cast of [[Film/XMen [[Film/XMen1 the]] [[Film/X2XMenUnited original]] [[Film/XMenTheLastStand films]] trilogy]] all came about due to the assassination of Bolivar Trask in 1973.



* ThouShaltNotKill: Most of the ''Film/XMen'' movies have the characters perfectly okay with using lethal force, but this is a specific plot point in this film. It's stated that the young version of Mystique never killed anyone (even the people she used her {{ShapeShifting}} powers to impersonate), but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jumped Off the Slippery Slope]] when she decided to kill Bolivar Trask. Her decision to kill Trask set off a chain of events resulting in a BadFuture, which is the main reason Wolverine travels back in time to stop her.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Most of the ''Film/XMen'' movies have the characters in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' are perfectly okay with using lethal force, but this is a specific plot point in this film. It's stated that the young version of Mystique never killed anyone (even the people she used her {{ShapeShifting}} powers to impersonate), but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jumped Off the Slippery Slope]] when she decided to kill Bolivar Trask. Her decision to kill Trask set off a chain of events resulting in a BadFuture, which is the main reason Wolverine travels back in time to stop her.
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