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The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.
~ Nightcrawler praying after Jean Grey's sacrifice
You know in the circus, most people were afraid of me. But I didn't hate them. I pitied them. Do you know why? Because most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes.
~ Nightcrawler to Storm

Kurt Wagner more commonly known as Nightcrawler is one of the main protagonists in X-Men 2 and in X-Men Apocalypse. His abilities include teleportation and agility and reflexes. His tail can also be used as a weapon.

He was portrayed by Alan Cumming in X-Men 2 and by Kodi Smit-McPhee in X-Men Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix, who also played Norman Babcock in Paranorman.

Biography

X-Men United

Nightcrawler was controlled by Colonel William Stryker to assassinate the President. He stood undercover and watched as Alicia Vargas read a speech excerpt by Abraham Lincoln.  He then raced through the White House with a combination of teleporting and running, attacking those he found on the way until he reached the Oval Office.  There he jumped on the President and raised a dagger as if to stab him, but was shot by a guard - dropping the dagger and teleporting away. It fell next to the President and on it was written 'MUTANT FREEDOM NOW."

Storm and Jean Grey attempt to recruit Nightcrawler after his discovery by Professor X through Cerebro. They look after him before taking him to the X-Jet to make their way home.

Following the abduction of several students from Xavier's School by Stryker's soldiers, Nightcrawler joins the X-Men in their rescue mission.  After picking up WolverineRogueIceman and Pyro, they are threatened by jet fighters. A missile tears through the X-Jet, and Rogue is sucked out before being rescued by Nightcrawler. Just before the X-Jet crashes, everyone is saved by Magneto.

Later in the evening, Jean Grey read his mind, discovering the location of Stryker's base. He aided the X-Men with their mission to find Professor X and the abducted students. Following Jean's apparent death, Nightcrawler prayed for no more evil hoping everything will be good.

Later on, he appears with the X-Men for one last time when they travel to the White House.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Nightcrawler appears as one of the major protagonists.

Dark Phoenix

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Personality

Nightcrawler is a religiously devoted and gentle soul. He is obviously haunted by the experiments he suffered from Stryker and the actions he was forced to do, to the point where he scarred himself for every evil action he did, in the covet of the Archangel Gabriel. Nightcrawler has grown attached to his comrades, such as rescuing Rogue when she fell out of the X-Jet and he seems to have a close relationship with Storm above all others.

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External links

Nightcrawler at the X-Men Movies wiki

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