The future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe promises many new and exciting developments. Perhaps the most anticipated addition to the franchise is the existence of mutants. The X-Men have long been among the most popular characters in Marvel history, and already existing MCU characters like the Scarlet Witch have strong ties to them.
Fox x-men the films have had some success in portraying the X-Men. The original two installments of the franchise were excellent, but many later additions proved unsatisfying at best. After X-Men: Dark Phoenix and the insignificant New Mutants, fans are more than ready to do it again. Still, many of the X-Men in Fox films remain memorable, both for their characterization and their strength.
ten Iceman’s cryokinesis is remarkable if not as strong as in the comics
In the Marvel comics, Bobby Drake, known as Iceman, is an Omega-level mutant, and his cryokinesis can affect and alter entire ecosystems. His equivalent in the movies isn’t quite as strong, but his abilities are still remarkable nonetheless. It can easily turn a fountain into a miniature lake just for fun.
Eventually, they expand so much that it acquires a form of organic ice. By using this form, Bobby’s strength and durability are greatly enhanced. Bobby has also shown an ability to control water, no doubt a throwable skill related to his cryokinesis. Unfortunately, he has a significant weakness to fire and extreme strength, making him a poor match against the Sentinels.
9 Beast’s Mutant Transformation Gives Him Incredible Strength At A Price
Mutants face a lot of discrimination and few have felt it as intensely as Beast. Hank McCoy’s ability turns him into a blue beast-like creature. His mutation grants him incredible strength, speed, and agility, skills that further improve once he assumes his simian form.
But beneath his animalistic facade hides a quick wit that is just as important as his powerful physique. Hank is a true genius, so much so that he designs a serum that contains his mutation and allows Professor X to walk. He is also responsible for most of the X-Men’s equipment.
8 Cyclops’ optic blasts can create massive destruction if left unchecked
Scott Summers may not be as present in the x-men movies like he does in the comics, but when he contributes, his strength is more than evident. His optic blasts once blew up three floors of a school and disintegrated three soldiers.
It is said to have the potential to punch a hole in a mountain. His worst weakness is that he can’t control his power at all, which is why he wears his signature visor, earning him his X-Men name, Cyclops.
7 Mystique becomes a powerful part of the team in her own right
One of the most unusual presences of the x-men movies, Mystique – also known as Raven Darkholme – originally appears as a villain. Played by Rebecca Romijn, she acts as Magneto’s agent while targeting Senator Kelly in an effort to stop the Mutant Registration Act. The role is later taken over by Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique becomes a powerful part of the X-Men team in her own right.
Her shapeshifting talent comes with added benefits, as her ability to manipulate her cells slows her down. Besides that, Mystique is a talented martial artist and an amazing acrobat. His power, however, has its limits. She cannot mimic scents and cannot manifest other mutant abilities on a level beyond the superficial. Her healing factor is also limited and unable to save her from her injury by dark phoenix.
6 Storm’s power remains remarkable despite his underwhelming portrayal
Ororo Munroe has been compared to a goddess in the past, and for good reason. Controlling the weather certainly seems to be something in the realm of deities. Fox’s version of Storm doesn’t quite live up to the potential of her memorable comic book equivalent, but she’s still incredibly powerful.
She has shown the ability to fly, command lightning, hurricanes, blizzards, and mist. She was also able to use her unique mutation in conjunction with her melee combat skill. Unfortunately, just like Iceman, she is overpowered by the Sentinels and stabbed from behind.
5 Quicksilver’s speed remains one of the most memorable additions to movies
In the MCU, Quicksilver dies before he can make a big impression. The same cannot be said for its Fox equivalent. On the contrary, the mutant version of the character often steals the show, his incredible speed saving the day on more than one occasion. One of the best scenes from X-Men: Days of Future Past iinvolves Quicksilver handling bullets in the air while assisting in Magneto’s escape.
In X-Men: Apocalypse, he manages to evacuate Professor X’s entire school when it explodes, following a clash between Havok and the Horsemen of Apocalypse. He’s still a memorable presence and a huge asset to the X-Men. This made him so popular that his actor, Evan Peters, appeared in Wanda Visionalthough he is unfortunately a fake version of Pietro Maximoff.
4 Wolverine’s Healing Factor Makes Him Nearly Immortal
Easily Fox’s most iconic figure x-men franchise, Wolverine created its own Guinness World Records entry. Hugh Jackman is now known to have the longest live superhero career. But Wolverine himself is just as notable within the franchise. Along with his retractable claws and incredible healing factor, Wolverine also possesses heightened senses and has demonstrated feats of superhuman strength and relentless endurance.
Once his skeleton is combined with adamantium, it is this strength that allows him to maintain his agility despite the weight of the metal. Wolverine’s healing factor also grants him incredible longevity, though eventually he begins to fail due to metal poisoning. It is his own powerful skeleton that eventually loses him, ages him, and weakens him. He is finally killed in Loganending the incredible life of a true hero and leader.
3 Professor X’s Telepathic Skills Make Him More Dangerous Than He Seems
It’s hard to believe that a grandfather in a wheelchair is one of the most dangerous X-Men, but looks are deceiving. Professor X’s telepathy makes him incredibly powerful. He has shown abilities like controlling minds, paralyzing others, manipulating memories, and even turning himself invisible.
When his powers are enhanced by Cerebro, he is even more dangerous and he was able to induce excruciating pain in every mutant and every ordinary human. With its confirmed appearance in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madnessfans are eagerly awaiting what he will bring to the table.
2 Magneto is one of the most powerful mutants in the world
A founding member of the X-Men, Eric Lensherr later becomes one of their most powerful enemies due to the difference in opinions between him and Professor X. He is an extremely powerful mutant, his magnetokinesis granting him the ability to control any type of metal—even the adamantium in Wolverine’s bones or the copper in someone’s blood.
His mutation also allows him to fly and protect himself from magnetic fields. The only mutants that challenge him are Apocalypse and Phoenix, though Professor X’s mental abilities have occasionally gotten him in trouble.
1 Jean Grey’s Dark Phoenix saga goes through two adaptation attempts
An Omega-level mutant, Jean Gray is easily one of the most powerful figures in Marvel Comics. His Dark Phoenix Saga has undergone two attempts at adaptation, and neither has managed to adequately portray the greatness of the original comic book. However, if there’s one thing that jumps out at you, it’s that, no matter who she is, Jean is incredibly powerful. Her telepathy and telekinesis are off the charts, so much so that Professor X originally suppresses them.
When she first unleashes her powers in X-Men: The Last Stand, she is able to manipulate matter at the molecular level and disintegrate people with a thought. His ability to use cosmic fire allows him to defeat the mighty Apocalypse. It becomes immensely more powerful in dark phoenix when she merges with the Phoenix Force. This fully unleashes his potential while giving him new divine skills like creating life.
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