|“||To me, my X-Men!||„|
|~ Professor X.|
The X-Men are a team of mutant superheroes in the Marvel Universe. The basic concept of the X-Men is that under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier created a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, and to prove mutants can be heroes. They are among the most recognizable and successful intellectual properties of Marvel Comics, appearing in numerous books, television shows, films, and video games.
The team was created by the late Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby, and first appeared in X-Men # 1 in September of 1963.
The X-Men are mutants, a subspecies of humans who are born with superhuman abilities. The X-Men fight for peace and equality between normal humans and mutants in a world where antimutant bigotry is fierce and widespread. They are led by Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X, a powerful mutant telepath who can control and read minds.
Their archenemy is Magneto, a powerful mutant with the ability to generate and control magnetic fields. Professor X and Magneto have opposing views and philosophies regarding the relationship between mutants and humans.
While Professor X works towards peace and understanding between mutants and humans, Magneto views humans as a threat and believes in taking an aggressive approach against them, though he has found himself working alongside the X-Men from time to time.
- Professor Xavier
- Jean Grey
- Emma Frost
- Stan Lee originally intended for the team to be called "The Mutants", but it was shot down by publisher Martin Goodman. Goodman allegedly argued that readers wouldn't know what a mutant was.
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