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  • Mystique gives Kelly a first hand (or rather, feet) lesson on the anger of being oppressed after being forced to listen to his racist drivel about locking mutants away in concentration camps while disguised as his bodyguard.
    Mystique: (With seething, righteous anger) You know, people like you are the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child. (Literally kicks Kelly's racist ass unconscious.)
    • Heck pretty much any time Mystique is on screen. Even when she's beating the shit outta Wolverine.
  • There are two in Wolverine's introduction scenes. The first comes when he is in the cage, not really fighting, and then breaks his opponent's hand by punching it. Awesome because it properly confirmed (for those who missed the blindingly obvious fact that this was Wolverine) exactly who it was. The second occurs when said opponent confronts him later, threatening him with the fact he know's he's a mutant and attacking him with an knife. The look on his face when he realised that Wolvie isn't just Made of Iron, but has foot long metal claws as well is utterly priceless. The announcer confirming what we already know just makes it more awesome.
    Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, tonights winner, and still King of the Cage...the Wolverine.
    • They also work in Wolverine's signature CMOA from the comics, where he unleashes the two outer blades around someone's throat and threatens to pop the middle one. When the bartender threatens him with a shotgun Logan uses his other hand to claw it clean in half, before calmly walking away.
  • Sabretooth's intro has him KOing Logan in 2 hits.
  • Magneto: "You homo sapiens and your guns."
    • Later on in that scene, Magneto daring Charles to kill him.
    Magneto: Let them pass that law, and they'll have you in chains, with a number burned into your forehead!
    Charles: It won't be that way.
    Magneto: Then kill me, and find out.
    • Props to the Professor for managing to control both Sabretooth and Toad at the same time with no difficulty.
    • While it's a tearjerker, the opening scene where a young Erik begins manifesting his powers prying the gates open while he screams for his parents and the Nazis have a difficult time regaining him, letting the audience know who that is.
  • Jean managing to use Cerebro to find Magneto, especially since unlike the Professor, she couldn't use it properly.
    • Even more impressive given later films in the franchise explain what would've happened if something had gone horribly wrong.
  • Storm blasting Sabes through a wall with lightning while being choked by him, and to Sabretooth for having not a scratch on him
  • Toad takes Cyclops out of the fight by simply taking his visor, not even needing a punch
  • Toad gets a wonderful moment when he utterly trounces Cyclops, Storm and Jean without even breaking a sweat. Adaptational Badass, thy name is Mortimer Toynbee.
    • And then, Storm trounces him and gets him fried. Yea, while it did stop Toad's pretty cool moment, it took quite the guts and raw power.
  • Wolverine calling out Magneto on his hypocrisy: "You're so fulla shit. If you were really so righteous, it'd be you in that thing."
  • Cyclops dispatching Sabertooth and Magneto, while also coming up with a plan that uses every X-Men's power to their advantage.
    • Heck, credit has to be given to Logan as well, since taking out Sabretooth was his plan, and then to Jean for working it out in seconds. To elaborate, Magneto has used his powers to restrain the X-Men, and then ties up Scott so that he is facing Jean and then makes Sabretooth remove his visor to prevent him from escaping. So what does Logan do? He swipes the visor from Sabes, and brings it to Jean, who uses her powes to levitate it in front of Scott with it directed at Sabes while simultaneously convincing Scott to open his eyes, leading Sabes to getting blasted out through the side of the statue.
  • Mystique slaps around Logan with her superior speed and skill, untill she tries to match strength with him.
    • And then Logan shows her that her transformations DO NOT hide her from his Super Senses.
  • The Professor and Magneto's final exchange. So good they reused it over a decade later in X-Men: Apocalypse.
    Magneto: Doesn't it ever wake you in the middle of the night, that one day they might pass that foolish law, or one just like it, and come for you and your children?
    Charles: It does indeed.
    Magneto: And what will you do, when you wake up to that?
    Charles: I'll feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul who comes to that house (looks at Erik) looking for trouble.


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