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  • Here, I got into trouble for saying that this show does take place in the X-Men Film Universe. But in the Marvel Movies Wiki, I got outright BANNED (albeit temporarily) and called a "vandal" for saying that this show doesn't take place in the X-Men Film Universe, so...what gives? Who is in the right here, TV Tropes or the Marvel Movies Wiki? Is or isn't this show taking place in the X-Men Film Universe?
    • San Diego Comic Con had Matt Nix, the show runner and director of multiple episodes, say it was a completely different universe from the films.
      • In addition, it can't possible take place in X-Men: First Class because the newspaper headline of mutant terror in Brazil was dated in 1960, back when mutants weren't public knowledge. In the new timeline, mutants were public knowledge in the 1970s (Cuba was covered up as shown by DOFP) and the 1990s-2000s in the old timeline.
  • So with mutant-related crimes being both strict and severe, how is it that how is it that their uncle wasn't thrown in prison for harboring fugitive mutants? Not only does he seem to not get in any trouble, he still has enough pull to find out what's happened to Reed afterwards. Earlier in the episode he told Caitlin how he's been shunned since it was revealed he had mutants in his family.
    • Because the hate group that gathered in front of his house avoided calling the Police to get the ransom money, which delayed any prosecution towards Danny. And he only mentioned being shunned by some higher-ups, not by everyone, he might have done like Reed and contacted someone he could trust for a one-time help. It's likely that in the long run he is going to be under further scrutiny, but it makes sense for him to not immediately be locked up.
    • The ending of the fourth episode suggests there will be repercussions for helping them.
  • If Otto was so ashamed of his family history, why did he only drop the "von" from the family name? Why not change the whole thing?
  • So Dreamer's powers accidentally erased Jace Turner's memory of his daughter dying. But what about all the other memories connected to a death. The funeral? The four years after of not having his daughter? Or was his memories for the four years erased?
  • Why wouldn't Dreamer have taken away the memory she gave Clarice? She had plenty of reasons to do so, and that she didn't came across as contrived drama for drama's sake.

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