History Film / XMenFirstClass

25th Jun '16 7:01:34 PM Tavernier
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* WriterOnBoard: As far as the climax is concerned, all the Cold War tension in the world isn't enough [[spoiler: to prevent the USSR and the United States from turning on a handful of mutants and launch a united missile strike. Also, Charles lying prone with a potentially fatal wound to the spine isn't enough to stop both his dear friend and sister from making grand speeches about mutant pride and ''abandoning him'']].
21st Jun '16 11:11:20 AM k410ren
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Sebastian ''honestly'' believes that he can convince Erik to join him, despite being ''directly'' responsible for [[YouKilledMyFather the death of his mother]] and knowing that he has spent his entire life hunting him down. Magneto even lampshades it in the end, [[spoiler:stating that while he believes mutants ''are'' superior after all, there is absolutely no way he will ''ever'' forgive Shaw]].

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: DidntThinkThisThrough:
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Sebastian ''honestly'' believes that he can convince Erik to join him, despite being ''directly'' responsible for [[YouKilledMyFather the death of his mother]] and knowing that he has spent his entire life hunting him down. Magneto even lampshades it in the end, [[spoiler:stating that while he believes mutants ''are'' superior after all, there is absolutely no way he will ''ever'' forgive Shaw]].Shaw]].
** Havok didn't anticipate that Shaw would be able to absorb his power and [[spoiler: Darwin]] paid for it.
21st Jun '16 11:02:46 AM k410ren
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* DisneyVillainDeath: Inverted; Azazel kills numerous [=CIA=] agents by teleporting into the sky and dropping them from a great height



* UngratefulBastard: Minutes after [[spoiler:the mutants single-handedly prevent World War III, the military tries to kill them since they were deemed too dangerous.]]

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* UngratefulBastard: Minutes after [[spoiler:the mutants single-handedly prevent World War III, the military tries to kill them since they were deemed too dangerous.]] With one of their agents there as well, considered "collateral damage."]]
19th Jun '16 6:44:56 PM siberia82
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** The comic book version of [[http://images.wikia.com/marveldatabase/images/a/a6/Janos_Quested_(Earth-616)_001.jpg Riptide]] is nowhere near as good-looking as the [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23500000/Riptide-x-men-first-class-23542290-700-464.jpg movie version]].
** In the comics, Darwin had bulging eyes, slits for a nose, and reptilian grey skin. In the movie, he looks like a normal human. [[http://egotvonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/x-men-first-class-darwin-Edi-Gathegi.jpg?41ed4f Compare the two]].

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** The comic book version of [[http://images.wikia.com/marveldatabase/images/a/a6/Janos_Quested_(Earth-616)_001.jpg Riptide]] is nowhere near as good-looking as the [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23500000/Riptide-x-men-first-class-23542290-700-464.jpg movie version]].
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** In the comics, Darwin had bulging eyes, slits for a nose, and reptilian grey skin. In the movie, he looks like a normal human. [[http://egotvonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/x-men-first-class-darwin-Edi-Gathegi.jpg?41ed4f Compare the two]].two.]]



** [=McCoy=], who we learn in ''The Last Stand'' is one of Charles' closest friends (and therefore his personality can't be changed too drastically), gets lack of self-confidence as one of his primary faults.

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** [=McCoy=], who we learn in ''The Last Stand'' ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' is one of Charles' closest friends (and therefore his personality can't be changed too drastically), gets lack of self-confidence as one of his primary faults.



** In the rare "Magneto the Survivor" featurette (see the BonusMaterial entry), ''First Class'' producer [[WordOfGod Simon Kinberg]] refers to Professor X's and Magneto's separation as a divorce when he discusses their older counterparts.

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** In the rare "Magneto the Survivor" featurette (see the BonusMaterial entry), Bonus Material entry in the [[Trivia/XMenFirstClass Trivia tab]]), ''First Class'' producer [[WordOfGod Simon Kinberg]] refers to Professor X's and Magneto's separation as a divorce when he discusses their older counterparts.



* IKissYourHand: A non-romantic version with foster siblings Charles Xavier and Raven/Mystique when [[spoiler:Mystique has decided to leave with Magneto and the injured Charles kisses her hand in farewell.]]

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* IKissYourHand: A non-romantic version with foster siblings Charles Xavier and Raven/Mystique when [[spoiler:Mystique has decided to leave with Magneto and the injured Charles kisses her hand in farewell.]]farewell]].



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Platonic version--[[spoiler:Charles sends Mystique off with Erik at the end, knowing it's what she really wants.]]

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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Platonic version--[[spoiler:Charles sends Mystique off with Erik at the end, knowing it's what she really wants.]]wants]].



* LikeParentLikeChild: Although Charles grew up resenting his mother's ParentalNeglect, he nevertheless shares some traits in common with her. He picked up her posh English accent, her genteel mannerisms, her vanity, and he's so proud of his English heritage that he had spent several years studying at Oxford University.[[note]]His heavy drinking in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is a MythologyGag to Sharon Xavier's alcoholism in the comics.[[/note]]



* MissingTrailerScene: The movie doesn't include an inspirational line of dialogue from Charles who tells Erik that "A new species is being born. Help me guide it, shape it, lead it." Moreover, there is no MeaningfulLook between the two of them as they walk towards Alex's prison cell.



%%* MsFanservice: Every female character in the film qualifies.

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%%* * MsFanservice: Every female character in the film qualifies.



** The team's original lineup includes an "Angel", but it's Angel Salvadore (a comparatively minor character from the comics) instead of Warren Worthington [[note]]who, going by the movieverse's timeline, wouldn't have been born at the time the movie takes place[[/note]].
** A major character on the villains' side is revealed to have grown up with Xavier--though in this version it's Raven Darkholme (who's his foster sister in this version) instead of Cain Marko (who was his step-brother in the comics).
** Shaw referring to mutants as "Children of the Atom".

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** The team's original lineup includes an "Angel", but it's Angel Salvadore (a comparatively minor character from the comics) instead of Warren Worthington [[note]]who, Worthington[[note]]who, going by the movieverse's movie-verse's timeline, wouldn't have been born at the time the movie film takes place[[/note]].
** A major character on the villains' side is revealed to have grown up with Xavier--though Xavier--although in this version it's Raven Darkholme (who's his foster sister in this version) instead of Cain Marko (who was his step-brother in the comics).
** Shaw referring to mutants as "Children of the Atom".Atom."
19th Jun '16 6:05:00 PM siberia82
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: There's a scene where Erik kills some bad guys that supposedly takes place in the Argentinian city of Villa Gesell. The establishing shot shows snowy mountains and a beautiful lake surrounded by hills. The problem is that, although you can find a lot of cities that look like that in the southern part of the country, the real Villa Gesell is a beach city located nowhere near that area. The shot resembles the Argentinian city of Villa ''La Angostura'' where, according to legend, some Nazis hid away after World War II with the help of President Perón. So the mistake wasn't THAT big, but it was extremely hilarious for the Argentinian public.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: There's a scene where Erik kills some bad guys that supposedly takes place in the Argentinian city of Villa Gesell. The establishing shot shows snowy mountains and a beautiful lake surrounded by hills. The problem is that, although you can find a lot of cities that look like that in the southern part of the country, the real Villa Gesell is a beach city located nowhere near that area. The shot resembles the Argentinian city of Villa ''La Angostura'' where, according to legend, some Nazis hid away after World War II UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with the help of President Perón. So the mistake wasn't THAT big, but it was extremely hilarious for the Argentinian public.



* BonusMaterial: Not many fans are aware that there are two rare featurettes which were only included on a very limited number of Blu-Rays: [[https://vimeo.com/31634170 "Extraordinary Abilities"]] and [[https://vimeo.com/31634488 "Magneto the Survivor"]]. (The password to view both videos is xmfc.)



* ContinuityNod: The first scene with Erik in the camp is mostly identical to the first scene of ''Film/XMen1'', even down to some of the shots.



* CrucifiedHeroShot: Inverted. [[spoiler:This happens twice (once to Emma Frost and again with Sebastian Shaw) and neither of them are heroes.]]

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* CrucifiedHeroShot: Inverted. [[spoiler:This This happens twice (once to Emma Frost and again with Sebastian Shaw) and neither of them are heroes.]] heroes.



-->'''Raven''': We should come up with secret codenames, we're secret agents now! I'll start, I'm gonna be Mystique.\\

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-->'''Raven''': --->'''Raven''': We should come up with secret codenames, we're secret agents now! I'll start, I'm gonna be Mystique.\\



-->'''Erik:''' Honestly Charles, I don't know how you survived living in such hardship.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Darwin and Sebastian Shaw don't die in the comics]].

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-->'''Erik:''' --->'''Erik:''' Honestly Charles, I don't know how you survived living in such hardship.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Darwin and Sebastian Shaw don't die in the comics]].comics.]]



* DefrostingIceKing: In a PowerOfFriendship example, the combination of Charles' sensitivity and intelligence is able to "thaw" Erik's cold heart, making him the first and only person in the original timeline [[note]]Lehnsherr has a [[Film/XMenApocalypse wife and child]] only in the AlternateTimeline[[/note]] Erik has loved since the death of the latter's family during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* DefrostingIceKing: In a PowerOfFriendship example, the combination of Charles' sensitivity and intelligence is able to "thaw" Erik's cold heart, making him the first and only person in the original timeline [[note]]Lehnsherr timeline[[note]]Lehnsherr has a [[Film/XMenApocalypse wife and child]] only in the AlternateTimeline[[/note]] Erik has loved since the death of the latter's family during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Even though they've only known each other for a couple of days, the oh-so serious Erik Lehnsherr feels comfortable enough around the charming [[PrettyBoy Dr. Charles Xavier]] that he calls the telepath "adorable" when the latter tries the Cerebro machine for the first time. In the entire X-Men movie franchise, the dour Magneto never teases another male character for his cuteness, which goes to show how unique his affection for Professor X is.

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Even though they've only known each other for a couple of days, the oh-so serious Erik Lehnsherr feels comfortable enough around the charming [[PrettyBoy Dr. Charles Xavier]] that he calls the telepath "adorable" when the latter tries the Cerebro machine for the first time. In the entire X-Men movie franchise, the dour Magneto never teases another male character for his cuteness, which goes to show how unique his affection for Professor X is. If you include Creator/MichaelFassbender's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umnOwvfR3d4 comments]] that Erik finds Charles to be "very endearing, and he was charmed by this man," then Lehnsherr considers Xavier to be a cutie pie inside ''and'' out.



* IAmVeryBritish: This movie attempts to explain why Xavier (who is American in the comics) has a Received Pronunciation accent. He is half-British, half-American (or alternately, he's fully British, but his family moved to the United States before World War II broke out in 1939), and his speech pattern was influenced by his posh English mother. It was later reinforced when he studied at the University of Oxford.

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* IAmVeryBritish: This movie attempts to explain explains why Xavier (who is American in the comics) has a Received Pronunciation accent. He is half-British, half-American (or alternately, he's fully British, but half-American,[[note]]his American descent is confirmed in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' when he mentions his family moved to grandfather planting a tree on the United States before World War II broke out in 1939), Westchester estate[[/note]] and his speech pattern was influenced by his posh English mother. It was later reinforced when he studied at the University of Oxford.



** The relationship between Magneto and Mystique is a little vague. They may or may not have had sex. It's vague.

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** The relationship between Magneto and Mystique is a little vague. They vague; they may or may not have had sex. It's vague.sex.



-->'''Emma Frost''': If that telepath gets inside your head, he won't be as much fun as I am.

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-->'''Emma --->'''Emma Frost''': If that telepath gets inside your head, he won't be as much fun as I am.


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* InternalHomage: The first scene with Erik in the concentration camp is mostly identical to the first scene of ''Film/XMen1'', even down to some of the shots.
10th Jun '16 7:30:27 AM Phoenixion
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* NaziGrandpa: Aside from Sebastian Shaw, we see his two old associates here. ThoseTwoGuys (credited as "The Pig Farmer" and "The Taylor") whom Erik killed while he's in Argentina. Possibly the bartender, too, since Erik killed him, too (Unless Erik killed him because HeKnowsTooMuch).

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* NaziGrandpa: Aside from Sebastian Shaw, we see his two old associates here. ThoseTwoGuys (credited as "The Pig Farmer" and "The Taylor") Tailor") whom Erik killed while he's in Argentina. Possibly the bartender, too, since Erik killed him, too (Unless Erik killed him because HeKnowsTooMuch).
2nd Jun '16 1:56:21 PM Eagal
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* CallForward: See [[CallForward/XMenFirstClass this page]] for more information.

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* CallForward: See So many it was split into its [[CallForward/XMenFirstClass this page]] for more information.own subpage]].
2nd Jun '16 12:52:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:When he confronts the First Class, Shaw kills one of them in the conflict. Who does he kill? The guy whose power is gaining the traits he needs to survive in any situation.]]
* WorldOfBadass: A grand majority of the characters have flashy superpowers or kick butt in different ways. Almost inevitable for a film based of Marvel comics.

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* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:When he confronts the First Class, Shaw kills one of them in the conflict. Who does he kill? The guy whose power is gaining the traits he needs to survive in any situation.]]
* WorldOfBadass: A grand majority of the characters have flashy superpowers or kick butt in different ways. Almost inevitable for a film based of Marvel comics.
This demonstrates how powerful he is and how dangerous he can be.]]



* [[YouGetMeCoffee You Get Me Ice]]: Emma is annoyed when Shaw sends her up on deck to get ice for his drink from a handy iceberg.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: The film gives us an example of someone avenging the death of their mother. [[spoiler:Magneto kills Shaw despite agreeing with his mutant supremacist ideals because Shaw murdered his mother in front of him as a child.]]

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* [[YouGetMeCoffee You Get Me Ice]]: YouGetMeCoffee: Emma is annoyed when Shaw sends her up on deck to get ice for his drink from a handy iceberg.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: YouKilledMyMother: The film gives us an example of someone avenging the death of their mother. [[spoiler:Magneto kills Shaw despite agreeing with his mutant supremacist ideals because Shaw murdered his mother in front of him as a child.]]
2nd Jun '16 12:38:51 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* MentorArchetype: [[EvilMentor Sebastian Shaw to Magneto]]. [[CoolTeacher Professor X to the team]]. [[MentorShip Magneto to Mystique]].
* MindOverManners: The much younger, less disciplined Xavier had no problem using his powers on anyone whenever it was convenient for him. That being said, he did promise Raven that he wouldn't read her mind, and he did ask for Erik's permission before searching for the brightest corner of his friend's memory system.

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* MentorArchetype: There are many varieties of "the older teacher" in this film: [[EvilMentor Sebastian Shaw to Magneto]]. [[CoolTeacher Professor X to the team]]. [[MentorShip Magneto to Mystique]].
* MindOverManners: The much younger, less disciplined Xavier had no problem using his powers on anyone whenever it was convenient for him. That being said, he did promise promised Raven that he wouldn't read her mind, and he did ask asked for Erik's permission before searching for the brightest corner of his friend's memory system.



** What the CIA agents and guards experience when their compound is assaulted by the Hellfire Club.
** And the Soviet soldiers suddenly attacked by barbed wire.

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** What the The CIA agents and guards experience are killed silently and in a mysterious manner when their compound is assaulted by the Hellfire Club.
** And the The Soviet soldiers suddenly attacked by barbed wire.wire have no idea what is going on.



* MsFanservice: Every female character in the film qualifies.
** January Jones of ''Series/MadMen'' fame as Emma Frost.
** Creator/JenniferLawrence as Raven/Mystique.
** Very briefly an uncredited Rebecca Romijn as Raven/Mystique.

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* %%* MsFanservice: Every female character in the film qualifies.
** %%** January Jones of ''Series/MadMen'' fame as Emma Frost.
** %%** Creator/JenniferLawrence as Raven/Mystique.
** %%** Very briefly an uncredited Rebecca Romijn as Raven/Mystique.



** Zoe Kravitz as Angel. Justified, as she used to work as a stripper prior to joining the X-Men and she needs her back open to use her wings.

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** Zoe Kravitz as Angel. Justified, as she used to work Angel works as a stripper prior to joining the X-Men and she needs her back open to use her wings.



* MundaneUtility:
** Shaw makes Emma Frost use her ability to turn into diamond to chip off an ice cube for his drink.
** Teleporters can certainly win fights via acrobatics and short-range 'porting a la [[Film/X2XMenUnited X2]], but Azazel's method of simply teleporting them half a mile up and letting gravity take over works just as well.

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* MundaneUtility:
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MundaneUtility: Shaw makes Emma Frost use her ability to turn into diamond to chip off an ice cube for his drink.
** Teleporters can certainly win fights via acrobatics and short-range 'porting a la [[Film/X2XMenUnited X2]], but Azazel's method of simply teleporting them half a mile up and letting gravity take over works just as well.
drink.



* NaziGrandpa: Aside from Sebastian Shaw, we see his two old associates here. ThoseTwoGuys (credited as "The Pig Farmer" and "The Taylor") whom Erik killed while he's in Argentina. And possibly the bartender, too, since Erik killed him, too (Unless Erik killed him because HeKnowsTooMuch).

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* NaziGrandpa: Aside from Sebastian Shaw, we see his two old associates here. ThoseTwoGuys (credited as "The Pig Farmer" and "The Taylor") whom Erik killed while he's in Argentina. And possibly Possibly the bartender, too, since Erik killed him, too (Unless Erik killed him because HeKnowsTooMuch).



* NeverMyFault: Erik blames Moira for [[spoiler:Xavier getting shot, even though she was aiming for Erik who deflected the bullet. Xavier then tells Erik that it wasn't her fault, but his.]] He quickly relents. And in general, it's only perfectly rational that he's dedicated his life to hunting down and brutally killing a series of individuals, to the point that he not only believes that these men are irredeemable, but that ALL humans are essentially just as bad, and [[AllTheOtherReindeer hate mutants for what they are, secretly or openly]]. He's certainly not to blame for both his own descent into madness, nor single-handedly almost causing WWIII after ''just'' having prevented it. Given exactly [[ThoseWackyNazis WHO]] is responsible for his descent is a bit more valid of a FreudianExcuse than usual, even if it ends up with him being NotSoDifferent, up to the point of ''agreeing'' with the primary target of his hunt.

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* NeverMyFault: Erik blames Moira for [[spoiler:Xavier getting shot, even though she was aiming for Erik who deflected the bullet. Xavier then tells Erik that it wasn't her fault, but his.]] He quickly relents. And in In general, it's only perfectly rational that he's dedicated his life to hunting down and brutally killing a series of individuals, to the point that he not only believes that these men are irredeemable, but that ALL humans are essentially just as bad, and [[AllTheOtherReindeer hate mutants for what they are, secretly or openly]]. He's certainly not to blame for both his own descent into madness, nor single-handedly almost causing WWIII after ''just'' having prevented it. Given exactly [[ThoseWackyNazis WHO]] is responsible for his descent is a bit more valid of a FreudianExcuse than usual, even if it ends up with him being NotSoDifferent, up to the point of ''agreeing'' with the primary target of his hunt.



** In a good way, the American and Soviet sailors. Every scene with the American navy is almost immediately mirrored by the Soviet navy (or vice versa), showing that they had the same reaction or feelings. Both have a strong sense of honour and discipline and both are reluctant to shoot first and provoke World War III. The most obvious may be their ItHasBeenAnHonor moment [[spoiler:where Magneto fires their missiles back at them.]]
* NotWearingTights: This film makes the outfits look more superhero-ish than in the previous films. It's not skintight but it is more brightly colored, and ends with Magneto donning something that's somewhere between his classic outfit and his look in the main trilogy.

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** In a good way, the American and Soviet sailors. Every scene with the American navy is almost immediately mirrored by the Soviet navy (or vice versa), showing that they had the same reaction or feelings. Both have a strong sense of honour and discipline and both are reluctant to shoot first and provoke World War III. The most obvious may be their ItHasBeenAnHonor moment [[spoiler:where Magneto fires their missiles back at them.]]
* NotWearingTights: This Averted; this film makes the outfits look more superhero-ish than in the previous films. It's not skintight but it is more brightly colored, and ends with Magneto donning something that's somewhere between his classic outfit and his look in the main trilogy.



* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: The film revolves around Magneto seeking revenge for the murder of his mother and his increasing acceptance of mutant supremacy.

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* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: The film revolves around One of the film's narrative thrusts is Magneto seeking revenge for the murder of his mother and his increasing acceptance of mutant supremacy.



* PstandardPsychicPstance: Seems to be a personal favorite for Charles.

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* PstandardPsychicPstance: Seems to be a personal favorite for Charles.Charles but not Emma.



* SharpDressedMan:
** Sebastian Shaw.
** Azazel is always wearing a black suit.
** Riptide, as with every other male member of the Hellfire Club.
** Sammy Sheldon has stated in the "Suiting Up" documentary on the ''First Class'' Blu-Ray that she made Charles Xavier's attire as stylish as she could while keeping him "honest, real, studious."

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* SharpDressedMan:
** Sebastian Shaw.
** Azazel is always wearing a black suit.
** Riptide, as with every other male member of the Hellfire Club.
**
SharpDressedMan: Sammy Sheldon has stated in the "Suiting Up" documentary on the ''First Class'' Blu-Ray that she made Charles Xavier's attire as stylish as she could while keeping him "honest, real, studious.""
%%** Sebastian Shaw.
%%** Azazel is always wearing a black suit.
%%** Riptide, as with every other male member of the Hellfire Club.



** The lead-up to that counts, too. [[spoiler:Stryker convinces the government to join with the Russians to take out the mutants on the beach. He should know for a fact that one of these mutants is a powerful telepath and the other controls metal. Both fleets just saw the latter ''lift a submarine out of the water''. There's no reason for them to believe their metal weapons would be any more effective. They're lucky Moira came in with that distraction.]]

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** The lead-up to that counts, too. [[spoiler:Stryker convinces the government to join with the Russians to take out the mutants on the beach. He should know for a fact that one of these mutants is a powerful telepath and the other controls metal. Both fleets just saw the latter ''lift a submarine out of the water''. There's no reason for them to believe their metal weapons would be any more effective. They're lucky Moira came in with that distraction.]]



* ShownTheirWork: A minor instance; Xavier's paper on mutation that we hear mentions that neanderthals were probably exterminated by their "mutated" cousins ''Homo sapiens''. While modern research indicates that it was more likely the two interbred, at the time of the film (the '60s) the theory was not yet established at large. Notably in ''X2'', Storm recites the interbreeding theory to the class at the start of the film, making this double as a CallForward.

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* ShownTheirWork: A minor instance; Xavier's paper on mutation that we hear mentions that neanderthals were probably exterminated by their "mutated" cousins ''Homo sapiens''. While modern research indicates that it was more likely the two interbred, at the time of the film (the '60s) the theory was not yet established at large. Notably in In ''X2'', Storm recites the interbreeding theory to the class at the start of the film, making this double as a CallForward.



* ShutUpKirk: Magneto delivers a very effective one to Xavier at the climax. It probably didn't help that Xavier tried to finish off his speech by invoking the [[JustFollowingOrders Nuremberg Defence]] on a Holocaust survivor.

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* ShutUpKirk: Magneto delivers a very effective one to Xavier at the climax. It probably didn't help definitely hurt that Xavier tried to finish off his speech by invoking the [[JustFollowingOrders Nuremberg Defence]] on a Holocaust survivor.



* SlashFic: After the film got released, the entire internet exploded with Magneto/Professor X fics. It doesn't help that the actors, Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Creator/MichaelFassbender, got on board as well and teased about it in interviews.

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* SlashFic: After the film got released, the entire internet exploded with Magneto/Professor X fics. It doesn't help helps that the actors, Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Creator/MichaelFassbender, got on board as well and teased about it in interviews.



* StringTheory: Erik has a minor one on the wall before going to the [[SwissBankAccount banker]].

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* StringTheory: Erik has a minor one on the wall for his Nazi Hunt before going to the [[SwissBankAccount banker]].



* SwissBankAccount: Where Sebastian Shaw keeps his [[NaziGold ill-gotten gains]] and which Magneto uses to track him down.

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* SwissBankAccount: Where Sebastian Shaw keeps his [[NaziGold ill-gotten gains]] in one of these and which Magneto uses it to track him down.



* TragicBromance: A variation of this happens; Erik and Charles form a close friendship, but [[ForegoneConclusion ultimately part]] because of a major difference in ideals. Neither is killed, although [[spoiler:Professor X does sustain a permanent injury that leads to Magneto [[CradlingYourKill cradling his cripple]]]].

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* TragicBromance: A variation of this happens; Erik and Charles form a close friendship, but [[ForegoneConclusion ultimately part]] because of a major difference in ideals. Neither is killed, although [[spoiler:Professor X does sustain a permanent injury that leads to Magneto [[CradlingYourKill cradling his cripple]]]].



* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: This trope came up, when Erik hunts down former Nazis. As he controls metal, it failed even worse than the example in ''Film/XMen1''.

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* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: This trope came up, up when Erik hunts down former Nazis. As he controls metal, it failed even worse than the example in ''Film/XMen1''.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: Erik until, well, the Holocaust and the death of his mother. And Raven, who is still rather innocent for the majority of the film and is absolutely horrified when she sees [[spoiler:Charles get shot]], yet that doesn't stop her from [[spoiler:going over to the dark side]].
* [[VerbThis Verb to This]]: Shaw to [[spoiler:Darwin, before killing him. Specifically: "adapt to this."]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Erik until, well, suffered the Holocaust and the death of his mother. And mother so he no longer has any kind of innocence. Raven, who is still rather innocent for the majority of the film and is absolutely horrified when she sees [[spoiler:Charles get shot]], yet that doesn't stop her from [[spoiler:going over to the dark side]].
* [[VerbThis Verb to This]]: VerbThis: Shaw to [[spoiler:Darwin, before killing him. Specifically: "adapt to this."]]



* WallOfWeapons[=/=]ToThePain (meta version): Young Erik Lehnsherr meets Dr. Klaus Schmidt in his [[WickedCultured wood-paneled office filled with books and antiques]], then a reverse shot reveals the opposite wall is made of glass, leading into a white-painted surgery lined with sinister instruments. Unfortunately, Erik's powers aren't controlled enough to use these as actual weapons; they all get thrown harmlessly against the glass.

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* WallOfWeapons[=/=]ToThePain (meta WallOfWeapons(meta version): Young Erik Lehnsherr meets Dr. Klaus Schmidt in his [[WickedCultured wood-paneled office filled with books and antiques]], then a reverse shot reveals the opposite wall is made of glass, leading into a white-painted surgery lined with sinister instruments. Unfortunately, Erik's powers aren't controlled enough to use these as actual weapons; they all get thrown harmlessly against the glass.



** At the climax, Sebastian Shaw offers Magneto a chance to join him so that together they can ensure mutant supremacy, a goal that Magneto actually agrees with. Unfortunately, Shaw was the one who [[YouKilledMyFather killed Magneto's mother]] in the concentration camp, [[spoiler:so Magneto kills him [[ICanRuleAlone and takes up his "mutant vs. human" crusade himself]]. Later, he tells Xavier that he wants him by his side in the cause, but Xavier refuses.]]
** When Shaw introduces himself to the kids this is his main pitch.
** Also implied between Magneto and Mystique.

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** At the climax, Sebastian Shaw offers Magneto a chance to join him so that together they can ensure mutant supremacy, a goal that Magneto actually agrees with. Unfortunately, Shaw was the one who [[YouKilledMyFather killed Magneto's mother]] in the concentration camp, [[spoiler:so Magneto kills him [[ICanRuleAlone and takes up his "mutant vs. human" crusade himself]]. Later, he tells Xavier that he wants him by his side in the cause, but Xavier refuses.]]
** When Shaw introduces himself to the kids this is his main pitch.
** Also implied between
pitch. Magneto and Mystique.continues with it when Shaw's minions flock to him after Shaw's death.
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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The group move into Xavier's mansion when their previous HQ, a CIA compound, is attacked and destroyed by the Hellfire Club.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The group move moves into Xavier's mansion when their previous HQ, a CIA compound, is attacked and destroyed by the Hellfire Club.



* {{Badass}}:
** Charles Xavier is quite the Badass in his youth. He essentially [[spoiler:prevents the Third World War on his own with some quick thinking and telepathy, blowing up the ship carrying the Russian nukes through one of the other warship's political officer.]] Then, once the real battle begins, he [[spoiler:holds a telepathic link in order to immobilise Shaw while Magneto pushes a coin through Shaw's skull. Charles feels everything.]]
** The rest of the team gets their own moments of badassery as well. Erik spends the whole first act [[spoiler:hunting down and wiping out former Nazis]], Beast is just plain cool, Darwin shows no hesitation in taking a proactive role and even trying to take on Shaw. Banshee goes from scaring fish to helping avert nuclear disaster.
** Moira [=MacTaggert=] fearlessly heads into the Hellfire Club and suits up with the rest of Division X to fight Shaw.
** Even the bad guy and his goons are badass in this film. Azazel takes out [[spoiler:virtually every guard in a secret CIA complex on his own in various awesome ways]]. Riptide acts as Shaw's primary muscle and intimidation tactic. Considering he can make tornadoes, he's like a ''Storm Lite''. Sebastian Shaw is [[spoiler:virtually immortal and likes to show this off, Guy takes a missile to the face and doesn't even blink.]] Needless to say, this makes him badass in the extreme.
%%* BadassBookworm:
%%** Dr. Charles Xavier is an Oxford graduate with a doctorate in genetics.

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* {{Badass}}:
**
BadassBookworm: Charles Xavier is quite the Badass in his youth. He essentially [[spoiler:prevents the Third World War on his own with some quick thinking and telepathy, blowing up the ship carrying the Russian nukes through one of the other warship's political officer.]] Then, once the real battle begins, he [[spoiler:holds a telepathic link in order to immobilise Shaw while Magneto pushes a coin through Shaw's skull. Charles feels everything.]]
** The rest of the team gets their own moments of badassery as well. Erik spends the whole first act [[spoiler:hunting down and wiping out former Nazis]], Beast is just plain cool, Darwin shows no hesitation in taking a proactive role and even trying to take on Shaw. Banshee goes from scaring fish to helping avert nuclear disaster.
** Moira [=MacTaggert=] fearlessly heads into the Hellfire Club and suits up with the rest of Division X to fight Shaw.
** Even the bad guy and his goons are badass in this film. Azazel takes out [[spoiler:virtually every guard in a secret CIA complex on his own in various awesome ways]]. Riptide acts as Shaw's primary muscle and intimidation tactic. Considering he can make tornadoes, he's like a ''Storm Lite''. Sebastian Shaw is [[spoiler:virtually immortal and likes to show this off, Guy takes a missile to the face and doesn't even blink.]] Needless to say, this makes him badass in the extreme.
%%* BadassBookworm:
%%** Dr. Charles Xavier is an Oxford graduate with a doctorate in genetics.
]]



* BeenThereShapedHistory: Mutants both caused and averted the Cuban Missile Crisis. And Beast not only designed the SR-71 Blackbird, but it was originally a transport!

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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Mutants both caused and averted the Cuban Missile Crisis. And Beast not only designed the SR-71 Blackbird, but it was originally a transport!



** And on the Charles' part, he seems to have a choice between Raven (in human form) and Moira. Note that Raven, who is the Veronica, is his childhood friend, which is normally a Betty characteristic.
* BewareTheSuperman: The film appears to end in a manner which puts the world into such a setting. Up until the Cuban Missile Crisis, mutantkind was an unnoticed breed, but then the whole thing is blown wide open due to Magneto's actions against the fleets of ships at the climax. However, ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' reveals that the US government had kept the mutants' involvement a secret from the public.

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** And on the ** Charles' part, he part seems to have a choice between Raven (in human form) and Moira. Note that Raven, who is the Veronica, is his childhood friend, which is normally a Betty characteristic.
characteristic. It's her personality that makes her the Veronica.
* BewareTheSuperman: The film appears Shaw seeks to end in a manner which puts the world into such a setting. Up until the Cuban Missile Crisis, mutantkind was an unnoticed breed, but then the whole thing is blown wide open due to Magneto's actions against the fleets of ships at the climax. However, ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' reveals use his power and that of other mutants to claim the US government had kept the mutants' involvement earth for himself. Magneto agrees with him. "Mutant and proud" has a secret from the public.dangerous context with them.



* ByronicHero: Erik Lehnsherr. Morally troubled, emotionally damaged, attractive, and very charismatic about his pro-mutant beliefs. This is particularly true to some of the impressionable younger characters like Raven.

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* ByronicHero: Erik Lehnsherr. Morally Lehnsherr is morally troubled, emotionally damaged, attractive, and very charismatic about his pro-mutant beliefs. This is particularly true to some of the impressionable younger characters like Raven.



** Sean Cassidy is introduced flirting with a girl, who seems to find him comical more than anything else. He's also wolf-whistles at Angel.

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** Sean Cassidy is introduced flirting with a girl, who seems to find him comical more than anything else. He's He also wolf-whistles at Angel.



* CIAEvilFBIGood: The CIA isn't exactly evil, although most of its members certainly acted like {{Jerkass}}es.
* CodeName: The ridiculous codenames given to the characters which have nothing to do with anonymity (as demonstrated by them using them for each other in the most mundane of situations) are explained as a result of precedent established by teenagers in over their heads in the CIA.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: The CIA isn't exactly evil, although most of its members certainly acted like {{Jerkass}}es.
{{Jerkass}}es. The FBI doesn't make an appearance.
* CodeName: The ridiculous codenames given to the characters which have nothing to do with anonymity (as demonstrated by them using them for each other in the most mundane of situations) are explained as a result of precedent established by teenagers in over their heads in the CIA.



** Darwin is actually a nickname which happens to fit his powers, and his real name (Armando) is never referenced.

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** Darwin "Darwin" is actually a nickname which happens to fit his powers, and his real name (Armando) is never referenced.



** And regarding the Cerebro montage, Cyclops is a teenager in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' and in his late 30s/early 40s in the original trilogy, which, if one does the math, would put him at infancy or at most, toddler age in the early 1960s, not the pre-teen (with an approximately 20 years old brother) we see playing ball. Ditto for the girl made to resemble Storm, who looks like she's a teenager in this film.

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** And regarding Regarding the Cerebro montage, Cyclops is a teenager in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' and in his late 30s/early 40s in the original trilogy, which, if one does the math, would put him at infancy or at most, toddler age in the early 1960s, not the pre-teen (with an approximately 20 years old brother) we see playing ball. Ditto for the girl made to resemble Storm, who looks like she's a teenager in this film.



* CoolBoat: Sebastian Shaw's submarine is pretty normal on the outside, but on the inside it's very cool looking. And we're not even going into [[spoiler:the nuclear device he's hiding in the room full of mirrors]]. Also it gets [[spoiler:lifted out of the water by Magneto]], so that's cool.
* CooldownHug: Charles does this to Erik to save his life when the latter almost drowns himself trying to lift Shaw's submarine for the first time. Also comes with liberal applications of telepathic persuasion since they are both under water at the time.

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* CoolBoat: Sebastian Shaw's submarine is pretty normal on the outside, but on the inside it's very cool looking. And we're We're not even going into [[spoiler:the nuclear device he's hiding in the room full of mirrors]]. Also it gets [[spoiler:lifted out of the water by Magneto]], so that's cool.
* CooldownHug: Charles does this to Erik to save his life when the latter almost drowns himself trying to lift Shaw's submarine for the first time. Also It also comes with liberal applications of telepathic persuasion since they are both under water at the time.



* DareToBeBadass: Charles Xavier, one by one takes his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits motley crew of mutants]] and gets them to [[TakeALevelInBadass reach their true potential]], none more memorable than Erik Lehnsherr. He literally dares him to use his powers to turn a giant satellite dish located at least a mile away. Especially poignant because Erik up to that point was impressed with his own ability to deflect bullets and control smaller metal objects. He ''never'' considered doing anything greater than that until Charles suggested it.

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* DareToBeBadass: Charles Xavier, one by one takes his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits motley crew of mutants]] and gets them to [[TakeALevelInBadass reach their true potential]], none more memorable than Erik Lehnsherr. He literally dares him to use his powers to turn a giant satellite dish located at least a mile away. Especially It's especially poignant because Erik up to that point was impressed with his own ability to deflect bullets and control smaller metal objects. He ''never'' considered doing anything greater than that until Charles suggested it.



** Banshee does have some nifty lines.

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** Banshee does have has some nifty lines.



* DeathByOriginStory: Erik's mother was killed to awaken his powers when he was a child.

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* DeathByOriginStory: Erik's mother was killed to awaken his powers when he was a child. This is also the start of his hatred towards humans.



** First, in a case of Die ''Then'' Fly, Dr. Schmidt threatens to shoot Erik Lehnsherr's mother unless he figures out how to use his power to move a coin. Erik is unable to do so until after Schmidt kills his mother, the pain of which triggers his abilities.
** Later, Erik [[SinkOrSwimMentor takes this approach]] during Banshee's flying attempts (though given that Banshee's costume contained metal, he could easily have caught him if it didn't work).
** Later, Alex Summers grasps his energy-blasting ability ''just as he needs to'' in a life or death fight when his device is wrecked.
* DirtyCommunists: Subverted. Although many UsefulNotes/ColdWar cliches are in place, Russians are not portrayed as intrinsically evil or [[TakeOverTheWorld bent on world domination]]. They plan to install their missiles in Cuba not as a part of some EvilPlan to destroy capitalism, but as a counterweight to US missiles in Turkey (not to mention that [[DivideAndConquer both countries are being bullied and manipulated]] by the Hellfire Club). And, most importantly, the final act shows that Soviet sailors are NotSoDifferent from their American counterparts.

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** First, in In a case of Die ''Then'' Fly, Dr. Schmidt threatens to shoot Erik Lehnsherr's mother unless he figures out how to use his power to move a coin. Erik is unable to do so until after Schmidt kills his mother, the pain of which triggers his abilities.
** Later, Erik [[SinkOrSwimMentor takes this approach]] during Banshee's flying attempts (though given that Banshee's costume contained metal, he could easily have caught him if it didn't work).
** Later, Alex Summers grasps his energy-blasting ability ''just as he needs to'' in a life or death fight when his device is wrecked.
* DirtyCommunists: Subverted. Although many UsefulNotes/ColdWar cliches are in place, Russians are not portrayed as intrinsically evil or [[TakeOverTheWorld bent on world domination]]. They plan to install their missiles in Cuba not as a part of some EvilPlan to destroy capitalism, but as a counterweight to US missiles in Turkey (not to mention that [[DivideAndConquer both countries are being bullied and manipulated]] by the Hellfire Club). And, most Most importantly, the final act shows that Soviet sailors are NotSoDifferent from their American counterparts.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: This film is unsubtle enough to include lines such as "You didn't ask, so I didn't tell" and "Mutant and Proud."
** Not to mention the scene where Hank takes some of Raven's blood.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: This film is unsubtle enough to include lines such as "You didn't ask, so I didn't tell" and "Mutant and Proud."
**
" Not to mention the scene where Hank takes some of Raven's blood.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Deliberately invoked in spirit, especially if you've seen the original trilogy beforehand, which take place more than 40 years later. Among others, there's Xavier sometimes acting like a cocky, womanizing ditz (which is a sharp contrast compared to his ''much'' more subdued and mature persona later on), Magneto not hesitating to use a gun if he likes to (whereas in the previous films, he sneers at firearms with disdain), Mystique has undergone {{Chickification}} so that she's Charles' WomanChild sister instead of a lethal FemmeFatale, and Beast is socially awkward with severe self-esteem issues--you wouldn't have expected that the confident politician in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' had started his adulthood as an introvert.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Deliberately invoked in spirit, especially if you've seen the original trilogy beforehand, which take place more than 40 years later. Among others, there's Xavier sometimes acting like a cocky, womanizing ditz (which is a sharp contrast compared to his ''much'' more subdued and mature persona later on), Magneto not hesitating to use a gun if he likes to (whereas in the previous films, he sneers at firearms with disdain), Mystique has undergone {{Chickification}} so that she's is Charles' WomanChild foster sister instead of a lethal FemmeFatale, and Beast is socially awkward with severe self-esteem issues--you wouldn't have expected that the confident politician in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' had started his adulthood as an introvert.



** Raven's mental state influences the effectiveness of her mutant ability.

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** Raven's Raven claims that her mental state influences the effectiveness of her mutant ability.



** Erik Lehnsherr gets a more heroic treatment than usual, making him more of this trope than of the typical AntiVillain fare.
** Same for Mystique (which is actually the reverse of the comics continuity in which Mystique begins as a murdering villain but later on becomes a hero and a member of the X-Men).

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** Erik Lehnsherr gets a more heroic treatment than usual, making him more of this trope than of the typical AntiVillain fare.
** Same for Mystique (which is actually the reverse of the comics continuity in which Mystique begins
starts out as a murdering villain but later on Nazi hunter who then co-founds the X-Men with Professor X. Then after their first success together, he becomes a hero and a member villain.
** Mystique starts out as an X-Men, then joins Magneto's proto Brotherhood
of the X-Men).Evil Mutants because she agrees with his philosophy more than Professor's Sex.



* {{Fanservice}}: The only notable male examples are a well-toned Erik covered in a ''very'' skin-tight wetsuit and Alex displaying his bare, muscular arms during training, plus a section of his chest when the energy output device is removed from his combat uniform.

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* {{Fanservice}}: The only notable male examples are a well-toned Erik covered in a ''very'' skin-tight wetsuit and Alex displaying his bare, muscular arms during training, plus a section of his chest when the energy output device is removed from his combat uniform.



* FoeRomanceSubtext: Erik with Charles, to the point where TelevisionWithoutPity gave them the "Best Couple" award. A bit of a variation on this trope in that they're actually ''friends'' despite their opposing goals and the subtext comes from the friendship rather than hostility.

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* FoeRomanceSubtext: Erik with Charles, to the point where TelevisionWithoutPity gave them the "Best Couple" award. award and the fandom calls the beach scene a "divorce". A bit of a variation on this trope in that they're actually ''friends'' despite their opposing goals and the subtext comes from the friendship rather than hostility.



* FriendlessBackground[=/=]LonelyRichKid: Since Raven is explicitly stated to be Charles' oldest and only friend, that means prior to their meeting, he had difficulty connecting with other children despite growing up in the lap of luxury. ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' elaborates on this a little further by revealing that Xavier was considered to be "crazy" in between the ages of 9 and 12 due to the voices in his head, and was therefore a social pariah among his peers.

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* FriendlessBackground[=/=]LonelyRichKid: FriendlessBackground: Since Raven is explicitly stated to be Charles' oldest and only friend, that means prior to their meeting, he had difficulty connecting with other children [[LonelyRichKid despite growing up in the lap of luxury.luxury]]. ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' elaborates on this a little further by revealing that Xavier was considered to be "crazy" in between the ages of 9 and 12 due to the voices in his head, and was therefore a social pariah among his peers.



* GentlemanSnarker: Xavier has shades of this. He's from an extremely wealthy family, attends Oxford and possesses an absolutely brilliant mind--but he prefers to use his mind-reading abilities and genius knowledge of genetics to seduce women, and seems more interested in drinking than helping mankind. Even when he starts the team, he still possesses a keen wit and sense of fun (which is not to say he is in any way flippant about his beliefs). Only towards the end, when [[spoiler:his friendship with Erik is destroyed and he is left paralyzed]], does he truly become the mentor and leader we would come to know and love.

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* GentlemanSnarker: Xavier has shades of this. He's is from an extremely wealthy family, attends Oxford and possesses an absolutely brilliant mind--but he prefers to use his mind-reading abilities and genius knowledge of genetics to seduce women, and seems more interested in drinking than helping mankind. Even when he starts the team, he still possesses a keen wit and sense of fun (which is not to say he is in any way flippant about his beliefs). Only towards the end, when [[spoiler:his friendship with Erik is destroyed and he is left paralyzed]], does he truly become the mentor and leader we would come to know and love.



* GrewASpine: This is a big part of Raven's character development. [[spoiler:The downside is she joins the wrong side in doing so, foresaking the only family she's ever known.]]

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* GrewASpine: This is a big part of Raven's character development. [[spoiler:The downside is she joins the wrong dark side in doing so, foresaking the only family she's ever known.]]



* HoneyTrap: Emma Frost does this with the Russian general.

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* HoneyTrap: Emma Frost does this with the seduces a Russian general.general as part of the Hellfire Club's goals. .



** Dr. Charles Xavier, a geneticist, is a rare male version of the trope. He shamelessly uses his charm, good looks and expertise in his chosen field to pick up women at Oxford.

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** Dr. Charles Xavier, a geneticist, is a rare male version of the trope. He shamelessly uses his charm, good looks and expertise in his chosen field to pick up women at Oxford.



* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim[=/=]YouKillItYouBoughtIt: [[spoiler:Magneto kills Shaw and becomes the new face of the mutant revolution. They even share a helmet.]]

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* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim[=/=]YouKillItYouBoughtIt: IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: [[spoiler:Magneto kills Shaw and becomes the new face of the mutant revolution. They even share a helmet.]]



** The relationship between Magneto and Mystique is a little vague.

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** The relationship between Magneto and Mystique is a little vague. They may or may not have had sex. It's vague.



** A notable aspect is the complete reinvention of one character in particular, Azazel. Azazel in the comics is an immortal mutant/demon warlord who was banished to another dimension because he looked and acted like the devil and got many women pregnant to have an army of children to free him...somehow. In the film, he's a Russian KnifeNut who looks like the devil but other than killing a few people, doesn't act like it. He instead appears more like his Son, Nightcrawler, only red and evil. [[TropesAreNotBad This is not a bad thing]], and as he original was [[TheScrappy so despised]], the film [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap gave the character a well welcomed overhaul]].

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** A notable An aspect is the complete reinvention of one character in particular, Azazel. Azazel in the comics is an immortal mutant/demon warlord who was banished to another dimension because he looked and acted like the devil and got many women pregnant to have an army of children to free him...somehow. In the film, he's a Russian KnifeNut who looks like the devil but other than killing a few people, doesn't act like it. He instead appears more like his Son, Nightcrawler, only red and evil. [[TropesAreNotBad This is not a bad thing]], and as he original was [[TheScrappy so despised]], the film [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap gave the character a well welcomed overhaul]].



* ItsPersonal: Erik wants revenge on Shaw/Schmidt [[YouKilledMyFather for killing his mother]]. One of the reasons it feels like Erik is the hero of the film.

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* ItsPersonal: Erik wants revenge on Shaw/Schmidt [[YouKilledMyFather for killing his mother]]. One of the reasons it feels like Erik is the hero of the film.film is because of this personal connection to the villain. [[note]] This would make Charles his love interest [[/note]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Although the CIA staff in general acts like jerks most of the time, the worst is William Stryker Sr. What makes him most deserving of this trope is that John [=McCone=], himself sexist and a hot headed jerk, actually calls out against Stryker twice, first in regards to his decision to keep Emma Frost detained (since the law requires that they hand her over), and the second when Stryker decides to have the American and Soviet navies [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill bombard]] the Cuban shore to eliminate the mutants specifically because one of their human agents was present as well. Both times, he dismissed him, stating that he's not handing her over because the law doesn't apply to mutants, and in the latter case insensitively stated that the agent was "collateral damage."

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* {{Jerkass}}: Although the CIA staff in general acts like jerks most of the time, the worst is William Stryker Sr. What makes him most deserving of this trope is that John [=McCone=], himself sexist and a hot headed jerk, actually calls out against Stryker twice, first in regards to his decision to keep Emma Frost detained (since the law requires that they hand her over), and the second when Stryker decides to have the American and Soviet navies [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill bombard]] the Cuban shore to eliminate the mutants specifically because one of their human agents was present as well. Both times, he dismissed him, stating that he's not handing her over because the law doesn't apply to mutants, and in the latter case insensitively stated that the agent was "collateral damage."



* KarmaHoudini: About half of the Hellfire Club get off scot-free in the end. William Stryker Sr. also faces no consequences for unlawful actions (keeping Emma Frost in a secret prison) and the unethical and horribly unwise decision to have both the Soviets and the Americans bombard the Cuban shore to get rid of mutants despite one of their own human agents being located there (both actions are things that even John [=McCone=], who was a certified jerk, called him out on).
** In the sequel, [[spoiler:Emma, Azazel, Riptide, and Angel all fall victim to a BusCrash]].

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* KarmaHoudini: About half of the Hellfire Club get off scot-free in the end. William Stryker Sr. also faces no consequences for unlawful actions (keeping Emma Frost in a secret prison) and the unethical and horribly unwise decision to have both the Soviets and the Americans bombard the Cuban shore to get rid of mutants despite one of their own human agents being located there (both actions are things that even John [=McCone=], who was a certified jerk, called him out on).
**
on). In the sequel, [[spoiler:Emma, Azazel, Riptide, and Angel all fall victim to a BusCrash]].



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Charles [[spoiler:uses a kiss goodbye to wipe out Moira's memories the last few weeks, and of where he and the newly formed X-Men are]]. This is notably against his current philosophy in the comics, but very much in keeping with his modus operandi in the comics produced in the early 1960s.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Charles [[spoiler:uses a kiss goodbye to wipe out Moira's memories the last few weeks, and of where he and the newly formed X-Men are]]. This is notably against his current contemporary philosophy in the comics, but very much in keeping with his modus operandi in the comics produced in the early 1960s.



* LingerieScene: Moira's Hellfire Club infiltration technique.

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* LingerieScene: Moira's Hellfire Club infiltration technique.technique is to pretend to be one of the call-girls already going in.



* ManipulativeBastard: Sebastian Shaw. In addition to being an extremely powerful, he is very adept at seducing other mutants to his cause with promises of liberation and the opportunity to tap into powers beyond their wildest dreams. Likewise, he successfully manipulates the leaders of the U.S. and Soviet Union into undertaking increasingly aggressive actions (missiles in Turkey and Cuba) until both are at the threshold of nuclear annihilation.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Sebastian Shaw. In addition to being an extremely powerful, he Shaw is very adept at seducing other mutants to his cause with promises of liberation and the opportunity to tap into powers beyond their wildest dreams. Likewise, he successfully manipulates the leaders of the U.S. and Soviet Union into undertaking increasingly aggressive actions (missiles in Turkey and Cuba) until both are at the threshold of nuclear annihilation.



* MasterRace: How Sebastian Shaw and Magneto see mutants as a whole.

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* MasterRace: How Sebastian Shaw and Magneto see mutants as a whole.superior race that will dominate the earth. The first even worked for the Nazi.
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