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* OlderThanTheyThink: Xavier took everybody by surprise when he confessed to Scott, during the Cable arc, that he has an unrequited love for Jean Grey. Actually, that comes from the mainstream comics: see [[http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/comic_coverage/2009/01/humble-beginnings-happy-eeewww-year.html this panel]] from X-Men 3, by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby.

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Xavier took everybody by surprise when he confessed to Scott, during the Cable arc, that he has an unrequited love for Jean Grey. Actually, that comes from the mainstream comics: see [[http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/comic_coverage/2009/01/humble-beginnings-happy-eeewww-year.html this panel]] from X-Men 3, by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby.
** This is not the first X-Men adaptation that turns Magneto back into a completely evil villain with no reedeming qualities. That was done first in ''WesternAnimation/PrydeOfTheXMen'', and the ''VideoGame/XMen'' arcade adaptation. There was even a catchy song about that: "Magneto's hordes are on their way to pillage, burn and plunder / But there’s one team that will not yield / The team that strikes like thunder!"

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* CompleteMonster: See [[Monster/MarvelComics here]].


* AuthorsSavingThrow: The reveal in ''Ultimate Comics X-Men'' that no, Wanda is not alive, but is a hallucination pushing Pietro to commit his heinous deeds. While it does mean Wanda was still StuffedIntoTheFridge, it does at least explain how she supposedly "got better" from ''dying'' and apparently turned evil at the same time.



* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Sure, one of Ultimate Marvel's big premises is that death would be permanent, but who really thought that Magneto, the main X-Men villain (and one of the main stars of the film franchise to boot) would be really killed off at the end of the very first arc? 8 years later, after being used in a good number of stories, is another thing; but the first arc is clearly not his last appearance.

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Sure, one of Ultimate Marvel's big premises is that death would be permanent, but who really thought that Magneto, the main X-Men villain (and one of the main stars of the film franchise to boot) would be really killed off at the end of the very first arc? 8 years later, after being used in a good number of stories, is another thing; but the first arc is clearly not his last appearance. appearance.
** Issue 3 starts with Logan supposedly murderizing the living daylights out of the X-Men. Given that it is three issues in, the chances that Mark Millar would ''actually'' kill off the entire cast that early are pretty low. Killing one of them, maybe. Two, ehh. Everyone? Nuh-uh. Sure enough, it turns out to be a Danger Room situation gone wrong.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Despite of their changes, Xavier and Magneto have the mainstream attitudes towards the relation between humans and mutants: Xavier proposes pacific coexistence, Magneto proposes mutant supremacy. And then it turns out that, unlike the prime earth, Mutants are not the next step of evolution, but people who got powers because of nanobots. However, we never find out how would Xavier or Magneto have reacted to this. Xavier died before knowing about it, and Magneto was killed before he could get past the initial shock.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
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Despite of their changes, Xavier and Magneto have the mainstream attitudes towards the relation between humans and mutants: Xavier proposes pacific coexistence, Magneto proposes mutant supremacy. And then it turns out that, unlike the prime earth, Mutants are not the next step of evolution, but people who got powers because of nanobots. However, we never find out how would Xavier or Magneto have reacted to this. Xavier died before knowing about it, and Magneto was killed before he could get past the initial shock.shock.
** Ultimate Comics X-Men has a slow boiling plot of people seeing loved ones manipulating them to do things, implicitly Apocalypse, who's also looking for revenge against the Phoenix, which if true would put him at top-level MagnificentBastard territory. And then Nick Spencer left and Brian Wood takes over, and this is entirely forgotten about.


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** In ''Ultimate X'' issue 3, Derek Morgan grabs his brother, a cop, who hates mutants, so he can talk to him about the "being a mutant" thing.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Given they are in mid-air, that Derek's brother would do anything, literally ''anything'' other than what he does.\\
'''Instead:''' First he tells his kid brother he's going to arrest him just for being a mutant, and then points a gun at the guy ''keeping them in the air''. And then he fires it, leading them to plummet to the ground. If it weren't for SoftWater, both of them would have been pancakes.


** Jeph Loeb's ''Ultimate X'' series uses a side-character narrating in ''every'' issue, without exception. It gets old pretty fast.



** It doesn’t help that this revelation means that all of the blame is placed on the government and all mutants have to do is wait something they just refused to do.
** When you add to that the death of the warden of Camp Angle the man honestly tried to bring about unity between mutants and humans. He put a stop to his subordinate’s torturous acts. He worked with the cooperating mutates to reach a common goal only to be the first one killed after the above mentioned revelation.

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** It doesn’t help that this revelation means that all of the blame is placed on the government and all mutants have to do is wait something wait--something they just refused to do.
** When you add Add to that the death of the warden of Camp Angle the Angle. The man honestly tried to bring about unity between mutants and humans. He put a stop to his subordinate’s torturous acts. He worked with the cooperating mutates to reach a common goal only to be the first one killed after the above mentioned revelation.


* CrossesTheLineTwice: Mr. Sinister shoving Xavier down a flight of stairs would usually be horrifying; except that here he does it while declaring that stairs are Xavier's KryptoniteFactor. This, along with the comedically deadpan manner he does it, cause the scene to become ''hilarious''.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Mr. Sinister shoving Xavier down a flight of stairs would usually be horrifying; except that here he does it while declaring that stairs are Xavier's KryptoniteFactor. "[[KryptoniteFactor one true enemy]]". This, along with the comedically deadpan manner he does it, it and Xavier's goofy expression while falling cause the scene to become ''hilarious''.


'''Instead''': Cyclops immediately accuses him of being a traitor, and all the X-Men sans Xavier attack with the intent to kill, despite the fact that Magician is pleading for them not to. \\

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'''Instead''': Cyclops immediately accuses him of being a traitor, and all the X-Men sans Xavier attack with the intent to kill, despite the fact that Magician is pleading for them not to. \\



* TheWoobie: Colossus.

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'''Instead''': Cyclops immediately accuses him of being a traitor, and all the X-Men sans Xavier attack with the intent to kill, despite the fact that Magician is pleading for them not to.
** The US government discovers the location of the Savage Land, Magneto's hidden base.
'''You'd expect''': That they NukeEm before they realize what is going on, and good riddance.

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'''Instead''': Cyclops immediately accuses him of being a traitor, and all the X-Men sans Xavier attack with the intent to kill, despite the fact that Magician is pleading for them not to. \n \\
** The US government discovers the location of the Savage Land, Magneto's hidden base. \n \\
'''You'd expect''': That they NukeEm before they realize what is going on, and good riddance. \\

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Xavier took everybody by surprise when he confessed to Scott, during the Cable arc, that he has an unrequited love for Jean Grey. Actually, that comes from the mainstream comics: see [[http://comiccoverage.typepad.com/comic_coverage/2009/01/humble-beginnings-happy-eeewww-year.html this panel]] from X-Men 3, by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby.

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** Xavier capitalises apparently RANDOM words WHEN WRITING. The effect is unwittingly HILARIOUS.


* WhatAnIdiot: Upon finding out that Magician was tapering with the X-Men's minds, Xavier confronts him about it and asks to talk. Magician is also willing to talk things through.\\

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Upon finding out that Magician was tapering with the X-Men's minds, Xavier confronts him about it and asks to talk. Magician is also willing to talk things through.\\


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** The US government discovers the location of the Savage Land, Magneto's hidden base.
'''You'd expect''': That they NukeEm before they realize what is going on, and good riddance.
'''Instead''': They send an army of Sentinels, who can also destroy the whole village... in due time. Time that Magneto uses to take control of them, and turn them to his own side.

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* WhatAnIdiot: Upon finding out that Magician was tapering with the X-Men's minds, Xavier confronts him about it and asks to talk. Magician is also willing to talk things through.\\
'''You'd Expect''': The X-Men cooperate, listen to Magician's story, then decide what to do with him after hearing all the facts.\\
'''Instead''': Cyclops immediately accuses him of being a traitor, and all the X-Men sans Xavier attack with the intent to kill, despite the fact that Magician is pleading for them not to.


* FranchiseOriginalSin: This is where the Ultimate Marvel line began dipping into making its characters darker. Several of the X-Men came from rougher backgrounds and were notably less sympathetic than their original counterparts, with even Magneto losing sympathy by no longer being a Holocaust survivor. Originally, this was okay in that it made the characters more distinct and the characters still could PetTheDog and earn enough victories to keep the story from getting too grim. It was when this trend crept into the other Ultimate lines in excess without a balance of heroism and successes that interest in Ultimate Marvel as a whole began to slide downhill.



* InferredHolocaust: Even though it is rarely mentioned, Stryker's camps imprisoned, demoralized, humiliated, dehumanized, and executed mutants they captured. [[spoiler: After Kitty's bombardment of Utopia it has been implied that several mutants on Tian did not escape alive.]]

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* InferredHolocaust: Even though it is rarely mentioned, Stryker's camps imprisoned, demoralized, humiliated, dehumanized, and executed mutants they captured. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Kitty's bombardment of Utopia Utopia, it has been implied that several mutants on Tian did not escape alive.]]



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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Sure Magneto may be an evil terrorist leader with no redeeming qualities, but some things he say make a lot of sense. "Man is alone among the animals when it comes to taking pleassure in the suffering of others". "This world is more than five billion years old, and yet, in just two hundred years, homo sapiens has created an environment which will only substain us for another few decades. They invented war. They wrote manuals on torture".

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Sure Sure, Magneto may be an evil terrorist leader with no redeeming qualities, but some things he say make a lot of sense. "Man is alone among the animals when it comes to taking pleassure pleasure in the suffering of others". "This world is more than five billion years old, and yet, in just two hundred years, homo sapiens has created an environment which will only substain sustain us for another few decades. They invented war. They wrote manuals on torture".


* TheScrappy:
** Magician, who was ''intended'' as a satire of the MarySue but instead just ended up becoming an obnoxious Villain Sue KarmaHoudini.
** Wolverine for his creepy obsession to Jean. His willingness to MurderTheHypotenuse did not help either.

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* TheScrappy:
** Magician, who was ''intended'' as a satire of the MarySue but instead just ended up becoming an obnoxious Villain Sue KarmaHoudini.
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TheScrappy: Wolverine for his creepy obsession to Jean. His willingness to MurderTheHypotenuse did not help either.


** Nightcrawler, after he was turned into a homophobe, complete with an appalling KickTheDog moment to poor Colossus. This was coupled with him becoming a StalkerWithACrush to Dazzler.


** The first of the UltimateMarvel books to hit the [[CrapsackWorld GrimDark]] wall (more so than the also Millar-written ''Comicbook/TheUltimates'', which at least had a cynical edge to its humor), particularly during the "Weapon X" story arc. That, however, could be chalked up to a minor CreatorBreakdown on the part of Creator/MarkMillar - he was stuck in the hospital with chronic pain due to a debilitating illness at the time of writing. He later [[WordOfGod admitted in an interview]] that he was projecting much of the misery he was feeling onto the characters.

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** The first of the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel books to hit the [[CrapsackWorld GrimDark]] wall (more so than the also Millar-written ''Comicbook/TheUltimates'', which at least had a cynical edge to its humor), particularly during the "Weapon X" story arc. That, however, could be chalked up to a minor CreatorBreakdown on the part of Creator/MarkMillar - he was stuck in the hospital with chronic pain due to a debilitating illness at the time of writing. He later [[WordOfGod admitted in an interview]] that he was projecting much of the misery he was feeling onto the characters.

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