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20th Jul '16 8:15:48 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Poor, poor Cyclops. This guy, the very ''first'' member of the X-Men, may be the most misunderstood mutant of all. First, fans often assume he "shoots lasers from his eyes", which is not true; he projects beams of concussive force. Also, the movies don't show this, but Cyclops may well be the most {{badass}} member of the original team, having outfought Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, ''whole armies'' of Sentinels, and more villains by himself. He's even fought entire teams of other mutants (including his own) and won, using his knowledge of their powers and skill to defeat them unscathed. (This is kind of why he's usually the leader of whatever team he's in charge of.) Sadly, he's become an AdaptationalWimp in the movies, which are no help.

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* Poor, poor Cyclops. This guy, the very ''first'' member of the X-Men, may be the most misunderstood mutant of all. First, fans often assume he "shoots lasers from his eyes", which is not true; he projects beams of concussive force. Also, the movies don't show this, but Cyclops may well be the most {{badass}} member of the original team, having outfought Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, ''whole armies'' of Sentinels, and more countless other villains by himself. He's even fought entire teams of other mutants (including his own) and won, using his knowledge of their powers and skill to defeat them while remaining unscathed. (This is kind of why he's usually the leader of whatever team he's in charge of.in.) Sadly, he's become an AdaptationalWimp in the movies, which are no help.



* Despite fan-shipping and a few adaptations that might lead one to assume otherwise, Wolverine has never been more than a HopelessSuiter (if even that) to Jean. His crush on her has never become an actual relationship, the closest the came being kissing in a story because they both thought they were about to die. That's it.
* Some fans assume that being a mutant is a prerequisite for being a team member, ally, or villain in an X-Men comic, and that every longrunning character is one. Well, while this is usually the case, the Juggernaut would take offense at this (and ''has'', in at least one cartoon). Despite being referred to as a mutant several times in the media, Cain's powers are magical in nature. The team has allowed several non-mutants into their ranks occasionally, such as Longshot (an interdimensional being), Warburten and Hepzibah (both aliens), [=FantomX=] (human BadassNormal) and quite a few members of the X-Club. Omega Sentinel is a cyborg member, and in fact was programmed to kill mutants; that's about as non-mutant as you can get, but because one of the X-Men after a HeelFaceTurn.

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* Despite Speaking of which, despite fan-shipping and a few adaptations that might lead one to assume otherwise, Wolverine has never been more than a HopelessSuiter HopelessSuitor (if even that) to Jean. His crush on her has never become an actual relationship, the closest the they came being kissing in a story because they both thought they were about to die. That's it.
* Some fans assume that being a mutant is a prerequisite for being a team member, ally, or villain in an X-Men comic, and that every longrunning character is one. Well, while this is usually the case, the Juggernaut would take offense at this (and ''has'', in at least one cartoon). Despite being referred to as a mutant several times in the media, Cain's powers are magical in nature. The team has allowed several non-mutants into their ranks occasionally, such as Longshot (an interdimensional being), Warburten and Hepzibah (both aliens), [=FantomX=] (human BadassNormal) and quite a few members of the X-Club. Possibly the biggest exception in the "policy" is Omega Sentinel is a cyborg member, and in fact was programmed by the villain Bastion to kill mutants; that's about as non-mutant as you can get, but because became one of the X-Men after a HeelFaceTurn.
19th Jul '16 8:46:18 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Some fans assume that being a mutant is a prerequisite for even being a character in an X-Men comic, let alone joining the team, and that every longrunning character is one. Well, while this is usually the case, the Juggernaut would take offense at this (and ''has'', in at least one cartoon). Despite being referred to as a mutant several times in the media, Cain's powers are magical in nature. The team has allowed several non-mutants into their ranks occasionally, such as Longshot (an interdimensional being), Warburten and Hepzibah (both aliens), FantomX (human BadassNormal) and quite a few members of the X-Club. Omega Sentinel is a cyborg member, and in fact was programmed to kill mutants; that's about as non-mutant as you can get, but because one of the X-Men after a HeelFaceTurn.

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* Despite fan-shipping and a few adaptations that might lead one to assume otherwise, Wolverine has never been more than a HopelessSuiter (if even that) to Jean. His crush on her has never become an actual relationship, the closest the came being kissing in a story because they both thought they were about to die. That's it.
* Some fans assume that being a mutant is a prerequisite for even being a character team member, ally, or villain in an X-Men comic, let alone joining the team, and that every longrunning character is one. Well, while this is usually the case, the Juggernaut would take offense at this (and ''has'', in at least one cartoon). Despite being referred to as a mutant several times in the media, Cain's powers are magical in nature. The team has allowed several non-mutants into their ranks occasionally, such as Longshot (an interdimensional being), Warburten and Hepzibah (both aliens), FantomX [=FantomX=] (human BadassNormal) and quite a few members of the X-Club. Omega Sentinel is a cyborg member, and in fact was programmed to kill mutants; that's about as non-mutant as you can get, but because one of the X-Men after a HeelFaceTurn.
19th Jul '16 6:48:52 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* Everyone knows ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}'' was the first animated film to have a CelebrityVoiceActor in the form of Creator/RobinWilliams... except that Disney had been using celebrities in their films as far back as ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}'', which had well-known singer Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket. Many other animated films (both Disney and non-Disney) before ''Aladdin'' had casts of well-known celebrities in them, most notably ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' (which featured Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Christopher Lee, and Angela Lansbury) and ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' (featuring Creator/DomDeLuise, Madeleine Khan, and Christopher Plummer).
19th Jul '16 6:28:41 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The ''ComicBook/DarkPhoenixSaga'' was one of the best and most memorable X-Men stories in their history, but it also caused a lot of misunderstanding placed squarely on poor Jean Grey's shoulders. (This is the short version, btw, explaining the entire thing would take all day.) First of all, the Phoenix Force was ''never'' an evolution of Jean's mutant abilities, it was a separate entity that chose Jean as a vessel because of her potent psychic abilities. Second, the Dark Phoenix who committed all the atrocities during the storyline was ''not'' Jean at all, it was the Phoenix Force having taken on her form, memory, and identity. (The true Jean was later found safe in a psychic cocoon at the bottom of the sea.) This means, among other things, the real Jean is innocent of genocide on a cosmic scale. Sadly, fans (and even adaptations) forget this, possibly because it's just so much ''cooler'' to have Dark Phoenix be a dark side of Jean.

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* The ''ComicBook/DarkPhoenixSaga'' ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'' was one of the best and most memorable X-Men stories in their history, but it also caused a lot of misunderstanding placed squarely on the shoulders of poor Jean Grey's shoulders.Grey. (This is the short version, btw, explaining the entire thing would take all day.) First of all, the Phoenix Force was ''never'' an evolution of Jean's mutant abilities, it was a separate entity that chose Jean as a vessel because of her potent psychic abilities. Second, the Dark Phoenix who committed all the atrocities during the storyline was ''not'' Jean at all, it was the Phoenix Force having taken on her form, memory, and identity. (The true Jean was later found safe in a psychic cocoon at the bottom of the sea.) This means, among other things, the real Jean is innocent of genocide on a cosmic scale. Sadly, fans (and even adaptations) forget this, possibly because it's just so much ''cooler'' to have Dark Phoenix be a dark side of Jean.
19th Jul '16 10:32:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The ''ComicBook/DarkPhoenixSaga'' was one of the best and most memorable X-Men stories in their history, but it also caused a lot of misunderstanding placed squarely on poor Jean Grey's shoulders. (This is the short version, btw, explaining the entire thing would take all day.) First of all, the Phoenix Force was ''never'' an evolution of Jean's mutant abilities, it was a separate entity that chose Jean as a vessel because of her potent psychic abilities. Second, the Dark Phoenix who committed all the atrocities during the storyline was ''not'' Jean at all, it was the Phoenix Force having taken on her form, memory, and identity. (The true Jean was later found safe in a psychic cocoon at the bottom of the sea.) This means, among other things, the real Jean is innocent of genocide on a cosmic scale. Sadly, fans (and even adaptations) forget this, possibly because it's just so much ''cooler'' to have Dark Phoenix be a dark side of Jean.
19th Jul '16 10:23:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Poor, poor Cyclops. This guy, the very ''first'' member of the X-Men, may be the most misunderstood mutant of all. First, fans often assume he "shoots lasers from his eyes", which is not true; he projects beams of concussive force. Also, the movies don't show this, but Cyclops may well be the most {{badass}} member of the original team, having outfought Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, ''whole armies'' of Sentinels, and more villains by himself. He's even fought entire teams of other mutants (including his own) and won, using his knowledge of their powers and skill to defeat them unscathed. (This is kind of why he's usually the leader of whatever team he's in charge of.) Sadly, he's become an AdaptationalWimp in the movies, which are no help.
19th Jul '16 10:02:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Some fans assume that being a mutant is a prerequisite for even being a character in an X-Men comic, let alone joining the team, and that every longrunning character is one. Well, while this is usually the case, the Juggernaut would take offense at this (and ''has'', in at least one cartoon). Despite being referred to as a mutant several times in the media, Cain's powers are magical in nature. The team has allowed several non-mutants into their ranks occasionally, such as Longshot (an interdimensional being), Warburten and Hepzibah (both aliens), FantomX (human BadassNormal) and quite a few members of the X-Club. Omega Sentinel is a cyborg member, and in fact was programmed to kill mutants; that's about as non-mutant as you can get, but because one of the X-Men after a HeelFaceTurn.
11th Jul '16 1:09:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* Every ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fan knows that Zelda transformed into a male in the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfZelda'' [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga]]. It is constantly used as "proof" that Sheik is a GenderBender instead of a SweetPollyOliver. Despite this belief, it is not true. The only "proof" is that Ruto called Sheik a man. The manga implies that Sheik is mainly a case of crossdressing, with magic changes being limited to aesthetics like hair length and eye color. Sheik wears a {{sarashi}}, she covers up her face, she keeps her distance from others, and she keeps her encounters with Link limited. When Link carries her in one scene he notes that she's surprisingly light. Ruto calling Sheik male is simply due to Ruto not realizing otherwise.

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* Every ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fan knows that Zelda transformed into a male in the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfZelda'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga]]. It is constantly used as "proof" that Sheik is a GenderBender instead of a SweetPollyOliver. Despite this belief, it is not true. The only "proof" is that Ruto called Sheik a man. The manga implies that Sheik is mainly a case of crossdressing, with magic changes being limited to aesthetics like hair length and eye color. Sheik wears a {{sarashi}}, she covers up her face, she keeps her distance from others, and she keeps her encounters with Link limited. When Link carries her in one scene he notes that she's surprisingly light. Ruto calling Sheik male is simply due to Ruto not realizing otherwise.
11th Jul '16 1:06:17 PM Pichu-kun
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** Many people think that genin are all beginner ninja. That is not true. A ninja could theoretically chunin. The chunin exams even showed a lot of adults taking exam.

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** Many people think that genin are all beginner ninja. That is not true. A ninja could theoretically never become a chunin. The chunin exams even showed a lot of adults taking exam.
11th Jul '16 12:59:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* Fans of ''Pokemon'' largely like to act as if ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' are the only manga adaptations of the series. This is incredibly wrong as there are [[Manga/{{Pokemon}} 40 manga]] and [[AdaptationOverdosed counting]]. Despite ''Adventures'' frequently being called "the" Pokemon manga it's not even the the longest running (that title goes to the above-mentioned ''Pocket Monsters'', though it ''is'' the ''longest''). The confusion is probably due to how those two manga are readily available in several languages besides Japanese, unlike [[NoExportForYou most others]].

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* Fans of ''Pokemon'' largely like to act as if ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' and ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' are the only manga adaptations of the series. This is incredibly wrong as there are [[Manga/{{Pokemon}} 40 manga]] and [[AdaptationOverdosed counting]]. Despite ''Adventures'' frequently being called "the" Pokemon manga it's not even the the longest running (that title goes to the above-mentioned ''Pocket Monsters'', though it ''is'' the ''longest'').Monsters''). The confusion is probably due to how those two manga are readily available in several languages besides Japanese, unlike [[NoExportForYou most others]].
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