Charles Francis Xavier, or Professor X, is a mutant and the leader of the X-Men. Created by Stan Lee, Xavier first appeared in 1963. He's not only one of the most iconic superheroes of all time, he is also one of the most powerful. And, as you're about to find out, it's easy to see why he is one of our favorites!
Xavier is a member of a subspecies of humans called mutants, and all of whom have superhuman abilities. Professor X is a remarkably strong telepath who can debilitate his victims, reads others minds, sway their actions, fabricate illusions and can wipe out memories (and that's just a start). Xavier can also track down other mutants through the device Cerebro, which he created to help amplify his powers. Throughout much of the character's history in the popular comics, Xavier is a paraplegic usually confined to either a wheelchair or a form of personal hovercraft. So while he is easily one of the most powerful heroes out there mentally, he is one of the weakest physically.
While running and maintaining an upscale private school in New York, Professor X, as the name suggests, teaches young mutants to hone in on their abilities and he helps them develop and utilize their powers for the good of humankind. Xavier also fights to serve the greater good by equalizing peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants in the world. He is the creator of the X-Men task force whose main job is to ensure this coexistence. The X-Men are also known for their foe Magneto, who is Xavier's old friend and now opposition. Magneto represents much of what Xavier does not, including the belief that mutants should be able to dominate and run the planet.
While you may think you know a lot about Xavier from his numerous appearances in movies and television, I assure you, there's always more!
Below you'll find a list of 10 things you may not of known about Professor X. And I can assure you, as a huge fan, I didn't even know half of these!
10 He Was Partially Inspired By Martin Luther King Jr.
9 He Was An Athlete
8 He Has A Net Worth of $3.5 Billion
7 He Created Onslaught
6 He Dies
5 His Step-Brother Is The Juggernaut
4 He Has The Mind Infinity Gem
Charles Xavier is in possession of the Mind Infinity Gem (or Soul Gem). With only 6 (in some stories they included a 7th) in the entire world, this gives immense power to Xavier, especially if he found the remaining 5. It is stated that the one who possesses all 6 gems will gain virtual omnipotence and omniscience. The Soul Gem that Xavier holds, allows him to boost his mental power and access the thoughts and dreams of other beings (both mutant and non-mutants). If the Infinity Gem is backed by the Power Gem, it is possible to access all minds in existence, simultaneously. It is important to note though that Xavier has never used the Gem and has kept it hidden from everyone.
3 He Has An Evil Twin
2 He Has A Kid
1 The Extent Of His Powers
Professor X's psionic powers go way beyond just being able to read minds. Professor X's telepathy once covered the entire world, but frenemy Magneto changed the Earth's electromagnetic field, restricting Xavier's telepathic range. Professor X can manipulate the mind of others, warp their senses, and create illusions and perceptions which make himself invisible to the eye. By projecting "mind blots" composed of psychic energy, Xavier can inflict total amnesia and mental and physical paralysis or even death to his victims. He's able to take away the control people have on their natural bodily functions like, sight, hearing, taste. He is even able to take away their mutant powers (temporarily). Not only that, but Xavier can perceive the distinct brain waves of other mutants within a small radius of himself. Talk about one person you don't want to see on the battlefield!
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