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10th Aug '17 7:24:35 PM costanton11
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*** Couldn't Charles make Shaw duck the coin though?
23rd Jul '17 4:01:01 PM nombretomado
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*** The only thing that confuses me is that Shaw didn't come across as being poetic: he actually said "radiation gave birth to us" and seemed to be saying that mutants would thrive in a nuclear war due to that fact. Which is a strange thing to say since ''he himself'' predates the atomic age, along with at least Erik (whom he knows of personally), Xavier, Raven and Logan. While natural radiation can cause mutation, other things can too, and it doesn't seem like Shaw has enough evidence to narrow it down like that (or if he did, like knowing that mutant births have been spiking bigtime since WW2, he didn't bring it up). There is the possibility that Shaw is just plain crazy, but you'd think Xavier would have given the audience some clue of that, like saying "that's crazy!" the moment he read Emma's mind and found out about it. Or alternately, maybe it's a case of ViewersAreGeniuses and the writers are counting on the audience to put the pieces together and realize that nuclear power's the reason why more and more mutants are being born.

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*** The only thing that confuses me is that Shaw didn't come across as being poetic: he actually said "radiation gave birth to us" and seemed to be saying that mutants would thrive in a nuclear war due to that fact. Which is a strange thing to say since ''he himself'' predates the atomic age, along with at least Erik (whom he knows of personally), Xavier, Raven and Logan. While natural radiation can cause mutation, other things can too, and it doesn't seem like Shaw has enough evidence to narrow it down like that (or if he did, like knowing that mutant births have been spiking bigtime since WW2, [=WW2=], he didn't bring it up). There is the possibility that Shaw is just plain crazy, but you'd think Xavier would have given the audience some clue of that, like saying "that's crazy!" the moment he read Emma's mind and found out about it. Or alternately, maybe it's a case of ViewersAreGeniuses and the writers are counting on the audience to put the pieces together and realize that nuclear power's the reason why more and more mutants are being born.
21st Jun '17 2:03:58 PM Overfiend
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** That patch of grass is a mutant.
21st Jun '17 1:36:53 PM Overfiend
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** Shaw (or "Schmidt") personally killed Erik's mother, but it was solely humans (as far as we know) who created the despicably evil institution that enabled Shaw to do it. As others have said, Erik didn't even know Shaw/Schmidt was a mutant until like twenty years later, and when he realized this, the fact that this mutant, whose basic ideology Erik wholeheartedly agrees with murdered Erik's mother overrode whatever sympathy Erik had for Shaw's cause, or likelihood of giving him a "pass". Erik possibly even blames humans for turning Shaw into the monster he is.
31st Mar '17 10:38:15 AM ErikModi
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** Raven isn't just emotionally stunted, she's ''repressed''. Much as Charles clearly loves her and wants what's best for her, he doesn't really know what that is (ironically, if Raven had been less squeamish about Charles reading her mind, he may have known how badly he was failing her earlier). Charles likely never let Raven just "be a kid," insisting on a level of mental discipline and control so she could keep her powers in check, the same kind of discipline Charles himself must have had with his power. That kind of discipline apparently comes naturally to Charles, not so much to Raven. In the CIA building, for the first time, she's surrounded by other mutants, mutants who are her own (biological) age, and who've had to adapt to their powers in their own ways. She likely rebounds to being ''much'' more immature at the joy of finding a group of people with whom she can ''finally'', unreservedly, be herself (more or less).


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30th Nov '16 7:52:37 AM MrDeath
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** Aging. Not growing. Hank is talking about the cell degradation of aging, not the process of growing into an adult.
28th Nov '16 6:07:16 PM ijffdrie
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* A related Raven aging-related question: If her body ages twice as slowly as normal, doesn't that mean that the 'little kid' version of her was actually twenty or so?
4th Oct '16 10:01:32 AM hoodiecrow
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** He could have switched to English because he didn't care any more whether the Nazi understood him or not.
4th Oct '16 9:44:45 AM hoodiecrow
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*** This exchange seems to exist to show that the breach between Erik and Charles wasn't all Erik's fault. Charles panicked and stupidly blurted out what might seem a relevant defense to a sheltered, trusting, law-abiding young man, and in doing so he hurt Erik to the bone, at least temporarily undoing all the progress they had made softening Erik's paranoid, lone-wolf tendencies. One can imagine that Charles has regretted those words thousand times over since then.
23rd Jun '16 5:39:53 PM costanton11
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*** X-Men Apocalypse confirms that Alex is Scott's brother, although it doesn't address the 20 year age gap.
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