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** ''X-Men: The Last Stand'' introduces Warren Worthington III/Angel while ''X-Men: Apocalypse'' also features Angel who later becomes Archangel and whose name is never revealed. Whether or not Archangel is supposed to be the new timeline version of Angel from ''The Last Stand'' remains unknown.


** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': [[spoiler:After nearly drowning, Logan wakes up in the Sentinel-averted future to find all the X-Men and children at Xavier's school. Also, this is the first film to give Wolverine a perfect happy ending. He's a teacher!]]
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X is [[spoiler:savagely victimized by the eponymous villain. After his mind, body and soul are violated, and he nearly dies twice because of it--on the astral plane, Xavier is not only drenched in his own blood, but he's also lying in a pool of it]]--his terror and misery are rewarded with a surrogate family which is larger than what he had in the original trilogy. Raven returns home as his second-in-command, plus Quicksilver and Nightcrawler are now officially part of the X-Men, which they never were in the original timeline. [[spoiler:Charles and Erik reconcile much earlier, even though the latter decides not to stay at the school. The Professor succeeds in preventing Jean Grey from developing a SuperpoweredEvilSide, and thus ensures that she, Cyclops, himself and many others won't die because of the Phoenix.]]

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': [[spoiler:After nearly drowning, Logan wakes up in the Sentinel-averted future to find all the X-Men and children at Xavier's school. Also, this is the first film to give Wolverine a perfect happy ending. He's a teacher!]]
teacher!]] While there are concerns about ''Logan'' serving as a HappyEndingOverride since it's set after this film, this isn't quite true, as Marvel's database lists ''Logan'' as happening in an AlternateTimeline, leaving the main timeline Mutants in a relatively good position.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X is [[spoiler:savagely victimized by the eponymous villain. After his mind, body and soul are violated, and he nearly dies twice because of it--on the astral plane, Xavier is not only drenched in his own blood, but he's also lying in a pool of it]]--his terror and misery are rewarded with a surrogate family which is larger than what he had in the original trilogy. Raven returns home as his second-in-command, plus Quicksilver and Nightcrawler are now officially part of the X-Men, which they never were in the original timeline. [[spoiler:Charles and Erik reconcile much earlier, even though the latter decides not to stay at the school. The Professor succeeds in preventing Jean Grey from developing a SuperpoweredEvilSide, and thus ensures that she, Cyclops, himself and many others won't die because of the Phoenix.]]Phoenix]].

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** '''''Film/{{Logan}}''''':When Donald Pierce mockingly ask if Logan was the one who killed Gabriela he tells Pierce this trope basically verbatim.

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** '''''Film/{{Logan}}''''' begins with the titular character an old broken shell of his former self with Charles being in a no better shape as a bed ridden old man with Alzheimer’s.

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**'''''Film/{{Logan}}''''':
*** Charles Xavier very bluntly calls Logan a disappointment for having given up in life and in the cause of the X-Men.
---->"Your such a disappointment."


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*** Raven starts off as Charles' friend and foster sister, and she ends up leaving him to be with Magneto.

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*** Raven starts off as Charles' friend and foster sister, and she ends up leaving him to be with Magneto. She comes back in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', but it remains to be seen how she rejoins Magneto (probably ''Dark Phoenix'' will explain it).

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** ''Film/Logan'':
*** "Our boat... the Sunseeker...." [[spoiler:Charles Xavier, as he dies from the stab wound left in his chest by the X-24.]]
*** "Take your friends and run. They'll keep coming... And coming... You don't have to fight anymore. Go. Don't be what they made you... Laura. [...] So... this is what it feels like... [[spoiler:Logan, after being stabbed through the torso by a tree trunk, compounded with the multiple wounds that would no longer heal thanks to the adamantium poisoning that left him a broken man.]]


*** The relationship between Charles and Erik is set up as being akin to the relationship between MartinLutherKingJr and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX; near the end of the film, Erik even quotes Malcolm X's line, "By any means necessary."

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*** The relationship between Charles and Erik is set up as being akin to the relationship between MartinLutherKingJr UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX; near the end of the film, Erik even quotes Malcolm X's line, "By any means necessary."


** ''Film/{{Logan}}'': Being the second film in the ''X-Men'' film series to be rated R after ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''. The screenplay page that was revealed by James Mangold started like this: "Now might be a good time to talk about the 'fights' described in the 100 next or so pages. Basically, if you're on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying, [[TakeThat CG fuckathon]], [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope this ain't your movie]]." Mangold also described it as ''Film/LittleMissSunshine [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] Film/{{Scarface}}''.

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** ''Film/{{Logan}}'': Being the second film in the ''X-Men'' film series to be rated R after ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}''. The screenplay page that was revealed by James Mangold started like this: "Now might be a good time to talk about the 'fights' described in the 100 next or so pages. Basically, if you're on the make for a hyper choreographed, gravity defying, city-block destroying, [[TakeThat CG fuckathon]], [[WellThisIsNotThatTrope this ain't your movie]]." Mangold also described it as ''Film/LittleMissSunshine [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] Film/{{Scarface}}''.Film/Scarface1983''.

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*** (in Polish) "I won't let them take you!" [[spoiler:Nina Gurzky, as she commands a flock of crows to attack the policemen arresting Erik. She is then accidentally shot by an arrow along with her mother.]]
*** (in Polish) "Please calm yourself, Nina!" [[spoiler:Magda Gurzky trying to placate Nina, same.]]

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* DenserAndWackier: It's interesting to see how the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' in general has slowly gotten closer to the source material over time as the producers have felt more confident about their broad appeal. Back when the first ''Film/XMen1'' came out, it was at the very start of the 2000s-2010s comicbook movie craze, and rather subdued both in tone and looks despite featuring characters with superpowers: just compare [[MovieSuperheroesWearBlack the black costumes]] adopted by the X-Men and Cyclops making fun of [[SuperheroesWearTights "yellow spandex"]] to something worn by, say, Creator/OliviaMunn as ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', and an early villain like ComicBook/{{Magneto}} compared to ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}. ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'' will even be set in space. And yet it's remained serious, because the anti-bigotry message was always at its core, even when it's not the main plot. So not more comedic, just more cartoonish.


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* TheEmpath: Although Professor X is a full-fledged telepath, he's the personification of empathy (especially in the First Class trilogy) within the film series. He can be finely attuned to the emotions of others, feeling ''exactly'' what they feel. At its worst, he suffers from PowerIncontinence, which turns his existence into a living hell because his mind is perpetually engulfed by people's pain. At its best, it's the true source of Xavier's strength because being so highly receptive to the mental state of his friends and students is his key to harnessing ThePowerOfLove, which plays a crucial role in [[spoiler:saving the world and his life]] in ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. The elder Professor X asserts that empathy is their most precious quality when he consoles his younger self in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''.
-->"It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking."



* EnvironmentalSymbolism: In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Nina's bedroom lamp is on to reflect the joy and warmth of her interaction with her father Erik. In contrast, Jean Grey's room is bathed in darkness because she's frightened by her apocalyptic "nightmare," and her emotional ties to her surrogate father Charles are based on their mutual struggles with telepathy.
* ErmineCapeEffect: In the prologue of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', En Sabah Nur and his Four Horsemen are decked in elaborate gold headdresses and fancy robes as they head towards the pyramid surrounded by rows of peasants bowing to them.



* EvilCounterpart: [[Film/XMenApocalypse Apocalypse]] is this to Professor X; they operate in a similar manner when it comes to recruiting mutants and converting them to a specific belief system. What separates the BigBad from the BigGood is merely the differences in their personalities. Creator/BryanSinger [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2016/05/02/x-menas-professor-x-is-christ-and-apocalypse-is-a-false-god labels]] Apocalypse as TheAntichrist (who thrives on mass murder and purports to have been "born from death") and Charles as the [[MessianicArchetype Christ figure]] (a pacifist who wishes to preserve life). Both are capable of treating the world as their personal playground, but only the former exercises MightMakesRight; the latter espouses WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility. They both enjoy being idolized; En Sabah Nur wants nothing less than to be worshipped as a god while Xavier wants to be adored as a paternal figure. Apocalypse's LackOfEmpathy is the antithesis of Charles being the [[TheEmpath personification of empathy]], and these traits are exhibited when they interact with their underlings. The selfish Apocalypse pretends to be attentive towards his Horsemen, but he's in truth a BadBoss who is only concerned about how their superpowers will serve his goal for world domination. The altruistic Professor X is a CoolTeacher who cherishes his students and works hard to engage their intellect and ameliorate their psychological health. As a tyrant in Ancient Egypt, En Sabah Nur had utilized fear and violence to control his subjects; Xavier, on the other hand, relies on love and harmony to exert his authority over his surrogate family.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Creator/JamesMcAvoy's Professor X is finally bald in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', which means that his transformation into Creator/PatrickStewart's character is complete, albeit with a few tweaks to his personality because his experience in the AlternateTimeline is quite different.
* ExtremeDoormat: Hank has willingly reduced himself to this in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' so that he can keep a constant eye on the self-destructive Charles. Xavier is the sole person [=McCoy=] has left who fully accepts him for who he is, so Beast does everything he can to ensure that nothing bad happens to his OnlyFriend.



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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon:
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*** Archangel's face may look [[http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/32278/x-men_apocalypse_2016_poster12.jpg cherubic,]] but his personality is anything ''but'' that. He's Apocalypse's "angel of death," and he assists his leader in bringing about the worldwide extinction of humans and mutants alike.
*** It lasts for only a couple of minutes, but when Professor X is briefly "seduced" by Apocalypse's ''immense'' power [[spoiler:while connected to Cerebro]], Charles makes no attempt to oppose [[spoiler:the invader inside his mind]] at first, and Xavier's BlackEyesOfEvil signify that he has surrendered to the dark side. Although his eyes are eerie in this state, he remains a PrettyBoy, and because the character's looks are closely tied with his personality throughout the First Class trilogy (i.e. youthfulness = naïve), Professor X at his most evil would still be beautiful because he was such a good person to begin with (he is the Christ figure of the franchise), and this evokes the image of a FallenAngel.



* FamilyVersusCareer: Moira was married and has a son, but she got divorced before the events of ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' because her priority is on her career at the CIA.
-->'''Moira''': I had a husband, but it's hard to do this job and make it home in time for dinner.



* {{Fiction500}}: Professor Charles Xavier comes from OldMoney, and his inherited fortune must be ''ludicrously'' vast because he has the financial means to operate and maintain his SuperheroSchool, which appears to house hundreds of students (can you imagine how high the food bill alone must be?). Moreover, he can fund the necessary research and development for high-tech vehicles, equipment and facilities that his BadassCrew requires. And the guy still has cash to spare because he enjoys some of the trappings of his upper-class upbringing, such as his [[SharpDressedMan expensive suits]], plus he owns [[Film/XMen1 several horses]] (naturally they're cared for in a well-stocked stable), has a large [[Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast personal plane]] which is beautifully furnished, and a collection of [[Film/XMenApocalypse vintage cars]] that are in perfect working order. In other words, money is no issue for him ''whatsoever''.



* ForcedSleep: With his psychic powers, Charles puts a Soviet general and a soldier that Erik had covered in barbed wire to sleep in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''.



* ForHappiness: Professor Xavier's modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.



* FourTemperamentEnsemble in ''First Class'': Xavier (leukine), Havok (choleric), Beast (melancholic), Mystique (phlegmatic), and Banshee (sanguine).
* FragileFlower: Past Xavier's psychological health in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is so poor that the slightest thing can upset him, and he's regularly seen with wet, reddened eyes or tears streaming down his face. Unlike most male examples of this trope, it's PlayedForDrama, not for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]].

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* %%* FourTemperamentEnsemble in ''First Class'': Xavier (leukine), Havok (choleric), Beast (melancholic), Mystique (phlegmatic), and Banshee (sanguine).
* FragileFlower: Past Xavier's psychological health in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' is so poor that the slightest thing can upset him, and he's regularly seen with wet, reddened eyes or tears streaming down his face. Unlike most male examples of this trope, it's PlayedForDrama, not for [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]].
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* FreudianSlip: While talking to Hank in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles' subconscious can't hide his lust for Moira when he's supposed to be concerned about an unusual energy surge in Cairo.
-->'''Xavier''': I'm going to check her out--check out the situation.
* FriendInTheBlackMarket: In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Caliban is a broker who operates behind the UsefulNotes/IronCurtain, with Psylocke as his bodyguard. Mystique goes to him for fake [=IDs=] for the mutants that she helps.



* FriendToAllChildren: Professor X shelters, educates and counsels young mutants.
* FullyClothedNudity: A variant in Mystique's natural form.

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