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  • Dueling Shows: With Inhumans, another series about a minority group with superpowers originating from Marvel Comics. The two shows began airing within a week of each other, and The Gifted ultimately garnered a better critical reception and better viewership.
  • Exiled from Continuity: There’s some strange copyright-fu going on with the Strucker family. At first it was thought that they had to be unrelated to the comics’ Hydra members, as Hydra is part of the MCU, but it turns out that Andrea and Andreas von Strucker (aka the Fenris twins) can be used since they're also prominent X-Men villains, and yes, it is the same Strucker family from the comics. However, the Fenris twins’ father, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, and their older brother, Werner von Strucker, are tied up with Captain America and have both appeared in the MCU, making it unlikely Fox be allowed to reference them. The organization the Fenris twins worked for is also never given a name beyond ‘the organization.’ (It works both ways, too: you’d think the Hydra remnants in “Agents of SHIELD” would be very interested in super-powered Strucker descendants, but it’s not gonna happen.) How this will work out following Disney's buyout of Fox's entertainment assets (which include the X-Men rights) remains to be seen.
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  • Fake American: Stephen Moyer (English) and Percy Hynes White (Canadian) as Reed and Andy Strucker, respectively.
  • Fake Nationality: Marcos Diaz/Eclipse is a Colombian played by Sean Teale, a British actor.
  • Flip-Flop of God: Whether the series is set in the film continuity or not. Originally, it was reported that it was, indeed, connected to the films. Comments by Jamie Chung suggested it would be a prequel to the "bad future" of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Others comments indicated that it would be set in the new timeline, sometime after Legion but before Logan. However at San Diego Comic-Con it was confirmed that The Gifted will be occupying a completely separate universe of its own, not tied to the film continuity. In the end, it turns out part of the premise is the disappearance of the X-Men and the Brotherhood, ultimately rendering the whole matter moot (even in Blink’s case, as her only film appearance was in the Bad Future averted by the heroes’ success in “Days of Future Past.”)
  • Name's the Same:
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    • No relation to Gifted, a Chris Evans film also released in 2017.
    • Eclipse's civilian name, Marcos Diaz, is one letter away from the name of a certain "safe kid"...
  • Production Posse: Garret Dillahunt, Coby Bell, and Sharon Gless all appeared in Matt Nix's previous hit series Burn Notice.
  • Real-Life Relative: Stephen Moyer is married to Anna Paquin who plays Rogue in the films.
  • Refitted for Sequel: The concept of the Sentinels being able to turn into rolling spheres originated from unused concept art of the Sentinels made for X2: X-Men United. The key difference is that those Sentinels were still gigantic humanoids rather than small, spider-like creatures.
  • Shown Their Work: Oftentimes, the ability to control metal is depicted as a form of telekinesis that only applies to metals. In this series, Lorna's depicted as having control over electromagnetism instead, at one point even inducing a current and frying the circuitry in nearby phones.
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  • What Could Have Been: Originally, Fox's X-Men show was planned to be a Period Piece called Hellfire, which would've focused on a government agent trying to bring down the Hellfire Club during The '60s, similar to X-Men: First Class. After Fox passed on the show for having too many characters and not enough depth, The Gifted was ordered instead. The Hellfire Club, albeit in a modern-day interpretation, have since appeared on The Gifted.
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