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* AdaptationalUgliness: Downplayed with Creator/IanMcKellen's Magneto. While [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave not ugly by any means]], he's considerably older than the character in the comics and much less physically imposing. While Magneto was buff and chiseled in the comics, in the original trilogy, his white hair is the result of him being seventy-something years old. Justified, since the movies don't have the comics' [[ComicBookTime sliding timescale]] or the multiple instances of him being de-aged and re-aged, so he had to be a realistic age for a Holocaust survivor. This gets rectified when you see Creator/MichaelFassbender's Erik Lehnsherr in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', where his younger self is [[TallDarkAndHandsome conventionally handsome]].

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* AdaptationalUgliness: Downplayed with Creator/IanMcKellen's Magneto. While [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave [[SilverFox not ugly by any means]], he's considerably older than the character in the comics and much less physically imposing. While Magneto was buff and chiseled in the comics, in the original trilogy, his white hair is the result of him being seventy-something years old. Justified, since the movies don't have the comics' [[ComicBookTime sliding timescale]] or the multiple instances of him being de-aged and re-aged, so he had to be a realistic age for a Holocaust survivor. This gets rectified when you see Creator/MichaelFassbender's Erik Lehnsherr in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', where his younger self is [[TallDarkAndHandsome conventionally handsome]].


* AllegoricalCharacter: Across the First Class trilogy, Professor X represents empathy, and depending on the story, he can also be a figure of peace, hope or love. For ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he's emblematic of serenity, and without his participation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the planet would've plunged into WorldWarIII (no Charles = no peace). For ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his 1973 self must regain hope, otherwise by 2023, mutantkind is doomed to extinction (a hopeless past Xavier = a hopeless future for mutants). For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', his love is the only thing that can conquer fear (Jean Grey's trepidation over her [[spoiler:Phoenix Force]] disappears when she senses the utmost trust the Professor has in her), hate and anger (the last two are felt by Magneto, but once he [[spoiler:recalls how much he loves his old friend, he betrays Apocalypse]]); in this case, Charles = ThePowerOfLove.

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* AllegoricalCharacter: Across the First Class trilogy, ''First Class'' series, Professor X represents empathy, and depending on the story, he can also be a figure of peace, hope or love. For ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he's emblematic of serenity, and without his participation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the planet would've plunged into WorldWarIII (no Charles = no peace). For ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his 1973 self must regain hope, otherwise by 2023, mutantkind is doomed to extinction (a hopeless past Xavier = a hopeless future for mutants). For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', his love is the only thing that can conquer fear (Jean Grey's trepidation over her [[spoiler:Phoenix Force]] disappears when she senses the utmost trust the Professor has in her), hate and anger (the last two are felt by Magneto, but once he [[spoiler:recalls how much he loves his old friend, he betrays Apocalypse]]); in this case, Charles = ThePowerOfLove.


** ''Film/Deadpool 2'' completely mocks it when several members of the X-Men ( consisting of Cyclops,Beast,Quicksilver,Storm, and Professor X himself) cameo and are all portrayed by their ''X-Men: Apocalypse'' actors.

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** ''Film/Deadpool 2'' ''Film/Deadpool2'' completely mocks it when several members of the X-Men ( consisting of Cyclops,Beast,Quicksilver,Storm, and Professor X himself) cameo and are all portrayed by their ''X-Men: Apocalypse'' actors.


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* CentralTheme: The entire movie series is driven by fear and the discrimination that results from that. Humanity fearing mutants and their powers and mutants fearing what humanity may eventually do against them. In that conflict Professor X and Magneto find themselves on opposite ends as far as the response: build a bridge to better the world or strike first and declare mutant superiority in the ensuing war.


** After the TimeTravel shenanigans, the new timeline consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', 1973 scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/DarkPhoenix'', ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', ''Film/Deadpool2'' and ''Film/TheNewMutants''.

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** After the TimeTravel shenanigans, the new timeline consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', 1973 scenes and happy future of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/DarkPhoenix'', ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', ''Film/Deadpool2'' and ''Film/TheNewMutants''.

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* AlternateTimeline: Marvel's databases officially list ''Logan'' as occurring in an alternate timeline to the post-CosmicRetcon ''Days of Future Past'' timeline, meaning that Mutants officially got something resembling a happy ending in the prime timeline, [[YankTheDogsChain and the same happened in another, only for it to be taken away]].


--->'''Deadpool''': The timelines are confusing.

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--->'''Deadpool''': The These timelines are confusing.so confusing...


** The original timeline chronologically consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', ''Film/XMen1'', ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', ''Film/TheWolverine' and future scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
** After the TimeTravel shenanigans, the new timeline consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', 1973 scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/Deadpool2016'' and upcoming movies, which include ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'' and ''Film/Deadpool2''.
** ''Film/Logan'' was originally ambiguous as to where it belongs, but AllThereInTheManual later established it to be set in another separate timeline, which is a BadFuture to the epilogue of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' but is unconnected to other movies send in "present day".

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** The original timeline chronologically consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', ''Film/XMen1'', ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', ''Film/TheWolverine' ''Film/TheWolverine'' and future scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
** After the TimeTravel shenanigans, the new timeline consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', 1973 scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/Deadpool2016'' ''Film/DarkPhoenix'', ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', ''Film/Deadpool2'' and upcoming movies, which include ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'' and ''Film/Deadpool2''.
''Film/TheNewMutants''.
** ''Film/Logan'' ''Film/{{Logan}}'' was originally ambiguous as to where it belongs, but AllThereInTheManual later established it to be set in another separate timeline, which is a BadFuture to the epilogue of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' but is unconnected to other movies send in "present day".



---->'''Deadpool''': The timelines are confusing.

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---->'''Deadpool''': ** Lampshaded by [[Film/Deadpool2016 the Merc with a Mouth]].
--->'''Deadpool''':
The timelines are confusing.


*** The film is set during the [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]], but characters walk around in modern haircuts while warships (some of which weren't active in 1962) fire Tomahawk cruise missiles at them.

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*** The film is set during the [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfTheColdWar Cuban Missile Crisis]], but characters walk around in modern haircuts while warships (some of which weren't active in 1962) until the 1980s) fire Tomahawk cruise missiles at them.

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** ''Film/Deadpool 2'' completely mocks it when several members of the X-Men ( consisting of Cyclops,Beast,Quicksilver,Storm, and Professor X himself) cameo and are all portrayed by their ''X-Men: Apocalypse'' actors.


* CodeName: Yeah, um, all of them. (Many of the characters have real names, but we haven't listed them. There's a [[Characters/XMenFilmSeries character sheet]] for that.) Greatest lampshade comes in the first movie when Wolverine asks Xavier:

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* CodeName: Yeah, um, all of them. (Many of the characters have real names, but we haven't listed them. There's a [[Characters/XMenFilmSeries character sheet]] for that.) Greatest lampshade comes in the first movie when Wolverine asks Xavier:


* AgentPeacock: When Professor X still has hair, his [[PrettyBoy porcelain doll-like face]] and [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide nurturing personality]] make him the most androgynous male lead of the franchise. He's the most formidable telepath on Earth who can [[Film/X2XMenUnited kill anyone with a thought]], and he carries a streak of vanity which is a product of his upper-class upbringing (his mother was a haughty British {{Socialite}}). In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Charles is a suave womanizer who is perfectly aware of how appealing he is, and he doesn't allow Hank to shave his head when he tests the Cerebro prototype ("[[NobodyTouchesTheHair Don't touch my hair]]"). In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he's pushing 50, yet he still takes delight in being hip and attractive by following [[TheEighties '80s]] fashion trends with a feathered mullet and a ''Series/MiamiVice''-inspired wardrobe. Even after Xavier becomes bald and loses his prettiness, he still adorns himself in [[SharpDressedMan snazzy suits]]. Saving the world is hard work, and he wants to look good doing it. Heck, Creator/PatrickStewart even admits on the "Two Worlds, Two Battles" documentary of ''The Rogue Cut'' that his character "has been seen as something of a peacock over all these years," so Charles is more accurately a ''Professor'' Peacock.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X is the second-most powerful mutant for most of the story, and his androgyny (in both looks and personality) is taken up a notch in comparison to ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. He graduates from a PrettyBoy to a LongHairedPrettyBoy, and the name of his hairdo, a ''feather''ed mullet, brings to mind a peacock's tail--he even fixes a handful of loose strands shortly before he reaches Moira's office. Xavier fully embraces being a [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide sensitive guy]], as he's more overtly "[[TeamMom maternal]]" towards his students and he freely sheds TenderTears. He was [[spoiler:close to death after a botched GrandTheftMe procedure]] just a few minutes beforehand, yet Charles still has the fortitude to instigate a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against the NighInvulnerable Apocalypse, being one of only two mutants who dishes out multiple blows on the self-proclaimed god. Xavier is so vain that even when he's already bald, his mental projection has a head full of hair during the psychic brawl.

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* AgentPeacock: When Professor X still has hair, his [[PrettyBoy porcelain doll-like face]] and [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide nurturing personality]] make him the most androgynous male lead of the franchise. He's the most formidable telepath on Earth who can [[Film/X2XMenUnited kill anyone with a thought]], and he carries a streak of vanity which is a product of his upper-class upbringing (his mother was a haughty British {{Socialite}}). In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Charles is a suave womanizer who is perfectly aware of how appealing he is, and he doesn't allow Hank to shave his head when he tests the Cerebro prototype ("[[NobodyTouchesTheHair Don't touch my hair]]"). In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', he's pushing 50, yet he still takes delight in being hip and attractive by following [[TheEighties '80s]] fashion trends with a feathered mullet and a ''Series/MiamiVice''-inspired wardrobe. Even after Xavier he becomes bald and loses his prettiness, he still adorns himself in [[SharpDressedMan snazzy suits]]. Saving the world is hard work, and he wants to look good doing it. Heck, Creator/PatrickStewart even admits on the "Two Worlds, Two Battles" documentary of ''The Rogue Cut'' that his character "has been seen as something of a peacock over all these years," so Charles Xavier is more accurately a ''Professor'' Peacock.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Charles is a suave womanizer who is perfectly aware of how appealing he is, and he doesn't allow Hank to shave his head when he tests the Cerebro prototype ("[[NobodyTouchesTheHair Don't touch my hair]]"). He's the sole mutant who is strong enough to stop Shaw single-handedly, provided that the latter isn't wearing a telepathy-blocking helmet. (Even Erik, as mighty as he is, gets clobbered by Sebastian during their duel.)
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X is the second-most powerful mutant for most of the story, and his androgyny (in both looks and personality) is taken up a notch in comparison to ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.''First Class''. He graduates from a PrettyBoy to a LongHairedPrettyBoy, and the name of his hairdo, a ''feather''ed mullet, brings to mind a peacock's tail--he even fixes a handful of loose strands shortly before he reaches Moira's office. He's pushing 50, yet he still takes delight in being hip and attractive by following [[TheEighties '80s]] fashion trends with a ''Series/MiamiVice''-inspired wardrobe. Xavier fully embraces being a [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide sensitive guy]], as he's more overtly "[[TeamMom maternal]]" towards his students and he freely sheds TenderTears. He was [[spoiler:close to death after a botched GrandTheftMe procedure]] just a few minutes beforehand, yet Charles still has the fortitude to instigate a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind against the NighInvulnerable Apocalypse, being one of only two mutants who dishes out multiple blows on the self-proclaimed god. Xavier is so vain that even when he's already bald, his mental projection has a head full of hair during the psychic brawl.



** ''Film/{{Logan}}'': Dr. Zander Rice is the scientist responsible for the mass suppression of the mutant gene. Although Pierce is the most active threat, Rice is calling the shots when trying to capture Laura.



*** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' All but shows how horrific it would look to get torn apart by a mutant with super sharp claws, and throughout the movie Logan and X-23 inflict a lot of gruesome injuries with one guy getting stabbed through the head.

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*** ''Film/{{Logan}}'' All all but shows how horrific it would look to get torn apart by a mutant with super sharp claws, and throughout the movie Logan and X-23 inflict a lot of gruesome injuries with one guy getting stabbed through the head.


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** ''Film/XMen1'': By taking a beating in the cage match without a single bruise, Wolverine gives his opponent fair reason to suspect his mutant status. Then the guy goes at him with a broken bottle and Logan busts out the claws, removing any doubt.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Magneto is a fugitive, so he pretends to be a regular human while living in Poland. When Erik Lehnsherr uses his superpower to save a coworker's life, everyone who had witnessed it immediately learns that he's a mutant, and his metallokinesis is a dead giveaway to the steel mill employees that the man they knew as "Henryk Gurzsky" is actually the world's most wanted criminal.


** After the TimeTravel shenanigans, the new timeline consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', 1973 scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/Deadpool2016'' and upcoming movies, which include ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'' and ''Film/TheUntitledDeadpoolSequel''.

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** After the TimeTravel shenanigans, the new timeline consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', 1973 scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/Deadpool2016'' and upcoming movies, which include ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'' and ''Film/TheUntitledDeadpoolSequel''.''Film/Deadpool2''.

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* AlternateContinuity: Several of them.
** The original timeline chronologically consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', ''Film/XMen1'', ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', ''Film/TheWolverine' and future scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
** After the TimeTravel shenanigans, the new timeline consists of ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', 1973 scenes of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', ''Film/Deadpool2016'' and upcoming movies, which include ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'' and ''Film/TheUntitledDeadpoolSequel''.
** ''Film/Logan'' was originally ambiguous as to where it belongs, but AllThereInTheManual later established it to be set in another separate timeline, which is a BadFuture to the epilogue of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' but is unconnected to other movies send in "present day".
** Both ''Series/Legion2017'' and ''Series/TheGifted2017'' occupy separate timelines of their own.
---->'''Deadpool''': The timelines are confusing.


** ''Film/XMen1'': In the comics, Toad was originally conceived as a deformed, sniveling hunchback who served as TheIgor to Magneto. His super power was [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway he could hop... really high]] because of having very low-grade super-strength concentrated in his legs. However, stuntman Ray Park played him as a wisecracking martial artist with wall-crawling abilities and a tongue that he could use as a whip, thus making him more capable of holding his own in a fight with the X-Men. Also, he could spit slime projectiles.

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** ''Film/XMen1'': In the comics, Toad was originally conceived as a deformed, sniveling hunchback who served as TheIgor to Magneto. His super power was [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway he could hop... really high]] because of having very low-grade super-strength concentrated in his legs. However, stuntman Ray Park Creator/RayPark played him as a wisecracking martial artist with wall-crawling abilities and a tongue that he could use as a whip, thus making him more capable of holding his own in a fight with the X-Men. Also, he could spit slime projectiles.

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