My idea of X-Men as a live action tv series

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    I've had this idea for a while I've looked at other's idea's too and they're really good I hope you all think mine is good too.


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    Plot: The beginning of the show is when Charles Xavier thinks of turning his mansion into a school for the "gifted" like him. He then decides to open it and goes looking for his students. We then find five teenagers who find out they have special abilities and are recruited by Xavier and permanantly enroll in his school. Only Xavier and few other's know of mutants existence but don't use the word mutant. Charles then teaches his students normal lessons that average school's teach but he also teaches them to develop and control their powers aswell. Charles dosen't intend for them to fight evil and other threats but trains them so they can use their powers for good in case any enemies arise. Once many enemies attack Charles set's up the x-men in case anyone is in trouble or in need of recruiting other mutants.
    They do not where costumes or superhero outfits but they do have school uniforms for the Xavier institute.
    The cast will range from mostly 15-18 in season 1 but as the show progresses they get older. Their are exceptions of course for people like Charles Xavier, Magneto, Mystique and others.
     
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    Full Name: Charles Xavier
    Age: 38
    Occupation: Professor, Researcher, Headmaster of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning
    Mutant Abilities: Advanced telepathic abilities that allow him to read minds, influence memories and perceptions, seize control of or manipulate motor functions, and project his consciousness beyond his body in an astral form.
    History: Charles Xavier was born into a very wealthy family with roots going back to British aristocracy from the Victorian Era. His father was a prominent theoretical physicist and his mother was a well-renowed doctor. They instilled in him an early passion for science and throughout his youth he demonstrated a powerful intellect. By age 10 he scored record IQ tests and was labeled a genius. He skipped several grades and went to all the best private schools and had all the best resources thanks to his family's vast wealth.
    But Charles's gifted life endured a number of major shocks in his upbringing. The first came with the death of his father, who passed unexpectedly and under mysterious circumstances when he was 11. His mother died of cancer later on when he was 14. Both of these tragic losses affected Charles in a significant way. It was shortly after the loss of his mother that he started picking up on the thoughts and feelings of others. Using his brilliant mind, he discovered that he was a mutant. He became his own greatest curiosity as he eventually learned he was a powerful telepath. He was able to use research done by his mother and discoveries by his father to better understand his talent and he spent much of his teenage years becoming one of the most powerful mutants on the planet.
    Upon finishing school early, he enrolled at Princeston University where he followed in his parents' footsteps. His specialty was biology and from this he became increasingly fascinated by mutation. He took part in advanced research, but he kept his gifts hidden as mutation was still a new and poorly understood phenonmenon. At about the same time he met a man and fellow mutant named Erik Lensherr. A rogue scholar at the time, Lensherr quickly became one of Xavier's closest friends and through him and his stories about the holocaust he developed a keen interest in humanities. Upon graduating from Princeston with a PHD in biology and physics, he decided to follow Lensherr in his travels to wartorn areas of the world. It was here where he got he first started using his powers to help people. His telepathy allowed him to reach those who had been traumatized by war. It had a profound impact on Xavier, but his life as a humanitarian would soon be cut short.
    While touring the Balkans, Charles was diagnosed with cancer. Like his mother before him, it was aggressive and lethal. He had only a few years to live for a time and had to hault his humanitarian work to undergo radical treatment. It was a long, hard struggle. It ended up damaging his legs and he eventually had to use a cane to get around. In he end he would lose the use of his legs completely and require a wheelchair. Eventually, he overcame his battle with cancer. But his brush with mortality caused him to re-evaluate his life ambitions.
    During his battle with cancer, he watched as the world outside him grew more tumultuous. The human/mutant conflict suddenly became a much bigger issue with an explosion of new mutants entering the population. Fear and ignorance was creating a volatile environment not unlike the ones he faced while traveling with Erik Lensherr. As a mutant himself he felt it was his duty to do something about it. He started by renovating an old manor his father owned in Westchester New York. It was here where he would hope to leave his greatest impact on the world. He founded a school which he entitled the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. This would be a special sancuary where mutants could come to learn about their powers, accept who they are, and become productive contributers for humanity. It would later evolve into the main base of operations for his specially trained mutant team, the X-men. Under his leadership, he seeks to foster peace in a world that hates and fears mutants and defend against those who would seek war and destruction.
    Character Breakdown: Professor Charles Xavier is a man of subtle contrasts. His telepathy makes him one of the most powerful beings on the planet, but his strength lies in his humanity. As a young boy he had two parents who taught him the values of logic and reason. When he lost them both at an early age it showed him that having power and money did not make him immune to hardship. This helped keep him humble as he refined his powers and sought his place in the world. Later on when he started traveling to wartorn regions with Erik Lensherr, he stepped further outside his protective shell and saw the very worst sides of humanity. He saw the horrors of war and the depths of human cruelty and rather than anger him, it inspired him.
    Xavier easily could have developed a hero complex, needing to right these wrongs with his vast wealth and abiliites, but then he gets cancer and everything comes crashing down. It is another ironic contrast that a man with so much power is rendered so frail by disease. Once again he is humbled, but in a much more profound way. He faces his mortality and this more than anything reinforces the point that even man of great power such as him is still human and this is what binds everybody together.
    In a sense, his character is centered around the strength of his humanity. More than anyone else, he understands how humans and mutants are still bound by their humanity and his capacity to reason with others and stir compassion stems from the humbling experiences he's endured. The contrast continues to identify him. He is the world's most powerful mind, but that mind is trapped in a frail body. Psychologically, his vulnerability as a human and his power both in terms of being a mutant and being rich create in him a sort of sage-like mindset. Some of his ambition may be a kind of frustration because he himself is not physically able to do what the X-men can do. It's a struggle of limitations, but he is and always will be bound by a powerful sense of humanity. It is a humanity he has instilled in the X-men and uses it constantly to guide him in his endeavors.

     
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    Full Name: Scott Summers
    Codename: Cyclops
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    Occupation: Student of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Adventurer, and Certified Pilot
    Mutant Abilities: Advanced energy manipulation that allows his body to absorb certain types of electromagnetic energy, metabolize it, and release it in a concentrated beam of force that he can direct with his eyes. Due to injuries sustained in the past, he is unable control these beams fully and has to use protective glasses made of ruby quartz to keep the beams in check. A special visor is often used to help him focus and manipulate his blasts in various, controlled ways.
    History: Scott Summers was the first and oldest born in Anchorage Alaska to Katherine and Christopher Summers. The latest in a long line of soldiers, Scott and his younger brother Alex grew up around the ridged military environment of Elmendorf Air Force Base. His father, a highly regarded Major, was a decorated fighter pilot whose skills put him on the short list to test some of the most advanced and secret aircrafts of the day. His mother, Katherine, was an equally decorated army doctor who was also part of advanced research in the military community. Growing up in this environment, Scott was immersed in the disciplined environment of the military and developed an early fascination with planes. His father often nurtured his curiosity while telling him stories about the long tradition the Summers family had as soldiers. He told his son about how the Summers family had a history of soldiers going back to the American Revolution. This instilled in him an early desire to be as decorated and honored as those that came before him.
    Scott was on the fast track to becoming such a soldier. He and Alex attended a special school for children of military officials. Even at a young age, he made a name for himself as being disciplined and respectful towards his superiors. He often wore a uniform to school and when others teased him, he would stand his ground. This caused some early tension between him and his brother, who was more a fighter than he was a disciplined soldier. Yet this tension didn’t stem Scott’s ambition or that of his brother. They both seemed intent on matching the standards set by their family.
    However, this ambition was abruptly sidetracked by a terrible tragedy that is surrounded by unusual circumstances. The details are somewhat sketchy, but when Scott was eight his mother and father scheduled an impromptu leave of absence from the base. Their reasons for doing so aren’t clear, but it is believed that his parents knew something that was potentially ground-breaking. Whatever it was, the secrets were lost.
    While on their way to New York City to visit a trusted old family friend, there was a mysterious accident and the plane crashed. Scott and Alex managed to escape via parachute, but Christopher and Katherine did not make it. They were declared dead and the boys were officially orphaned. After recovering from their injuries, the traumatized young boys were shipped to an orphanage in New York City. Christopher Summers's former superiors pulled strings to ensure they were kept in a special group home for the children of dead soldiers. Here they could still get some decent schooling and their chances at being adopted into a good home would be better. However, such chances were quickly stifled due to the lasting impacts of the plane crash.
    Both Scott and Alex underwent dramatic changes during their time at the orphanage. Scott became more closed off and emotionally reserved. While he privately mourned his lost, he publicly hid his feelings beneath a thick emotional shell that few cold get around. This turned off most potential parents. What turned them off even more was his protective behavior towards Alex. Unlike Scott, Alex vented more of his emotions. Most often, they came out in the form of aggression. It often forced Scott to shelter his brother, making it difficult for either one of them to get adopted. This difficulty was further compounded when Scott’s mutant powers manifested.
    Because of the physical and mental trauma Scott suffered, his powers manifested at an early age. They started as headaches that quickly escalated seizure-like symptoms. At age ten he started showing flashing red eyes to prospective parents. By age twelve these eyes turned into a source of destructive blasts, which ended up blowing holes through walls. His brother Alex, who was only three years younger, showed similar symptoms. The development of their powers not only scared off prospective foster parents, it left them isolated from the other children at the orphanage. It wasn't long before Scott and Alex were routinely picked on. It led to confrontations that often resulted in their powers flaring up.
    After repeated abuse and a few failed foster families, things eventually came to a head when an unfortunate flare in Scott’s powers caused so much damage to the orphanage that a number of officials wanted him and Alex transferred to another facility. Not liking this prospect one bit, Scott and Alex struck out on their own and for a time lived on the streets. It was a harsh world, but Scott's disciplined nature helped him survive and protect his brother. They eventually met up with a local gang of other orphans who were in difficult situations of their own and willing to overlook his mutant status if it could help them.
    With this gang, Scott got his first taste of leadership. In this, he excelled. By age 14, he was leading his gang on numerous operations to obtain food and resources. His powers quickly went from an obstacle to a resource. Both he and Alex were held in high regard. While Alex embraced this renegade style existence, Scott remained focused on greater ambitions. He expressed a strong desire to rebuild a life that wasn’t on the streets. This put him at odds with his group and his brother.
    This wedge only widened after a horrific incident in a simple operation to gather food from a truck. In it, the driver of the truck tried to attack Alex and Scott responded by blasting him with his optic blasts. This resulted in the driver being killed. It struck Scott on a profound level, so much so that he resisted using his powers. In repressing them, he made them more unmanageable. By age 15, he was fully blinded and had to cover his eyes at all time. This not only hindered his ability to survive, it hindered his ability to protect Alex.
    Eventually, Professor Charles Xavier discovered him. He was given a chance to join a new school for mutants. It was a chance to get off the streets and into a better life. While Xavier offered the position to both Scott and Alex, only Scott accepted. This solidified the wedge between Scott and Alex, separating the brothers and sending them on different paths. While Alex remained with the gang, Scott became one of the first students of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.
    There he would later embrace his role with the X-men, working hard in the classroom and in training to manage his powers. He learned under former marine, John Proudstar, and was part of the X-men’s initial mission as masked vigilantes. During this time, he was still emotionally reserved. However, he did develop a close friendship with Jean Grey, which quickly deepened as time went on. He eventually became the field leader of the X-men and is one of Xavier's most trusted and loyal students. Despite clashes with teammates such as Wolverine, he earned respect from each of his peers and is steadfast in his dedication to the X-men.
    Character Breakdown: The mental makeup of Scott Summers has many major influences. Being born into a family of soldiers already pre-disposes him to someone who can fight, strategize, and lead. It also pre-disposes him to favor discipline and loyalty more strongly. It has the effect of giving him a ridged, often stoic personality. Having looked up to his parents and ancestors as soldiers, he too strives for those kinds of qualities and is more likely to gravitate towards solider-like tendencies.
    Going along with this is the important role that control has in his psyche. Scott Summers is plagued both physically and emotionally by a lack of control. In a purely physical sense he is at the mercy of his powers, which he cannot turn off. If he is unable to control these powers, the people around him get hurt. Having already lost so many of his loved ones, he is very cautious about protecting what family he has left. This leaves him vulnerable to punishing himself for his failures and being overprotective at times. But beyond the physical aspects of control, the emotional control is often just as serious. Growing up he was already influenced by the military to restrain and discipline emotions, but seeing his parents die in a plane crash pushed those emotions to limits his young mind couldn't handle. So growing up he has to deal with chaotic emotions that he doesn't always understand and has difficulty expressing. So normal acts like showing affection to someone he cares about and seeking intimate relationships are much more difficult.
    In the end, what guides Scott the most is his extraordinary discipline. Even though he struggles with control, his sense of duty and discipline hold him together personality wise. This along with the military influences in his early life make him a perfect fit for the types of duties the X-men carry out. Working as a unit and going on missions is just like being a soldier to him and the cause he's fighting for is a cause he truly believes in. Between discipline and control, Scott Summers has a psyche that is ordered and structured. Sometimes it is ordered to a fault, but he is able to make up for these faults with the morals and guidance instilled in him by Professor Charles Xavier and the X-men.


     
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    Scott Summers Aka Cyclops has brown hair and is an average height. Throughout the whole show Cyclops never leaves.
    Full Name: Scott Summers
    Codename: Cyclops
    Age
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    17 1/2
    Occupation: Student of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Adventurer, and Certified Pilot
    Mutant Abilities: Advanced energy manipulation that allows his body to absorb certain types of electromagnetic energy, metabolize it, and release it in a concentrated beam of force that he can direct with his eyes. Due to injuries sustained in the past, he is unable control these beams fully and has to use protective glasses made of ruby quartz to keep the beams in check. A special visor is often used to help him focus and manipulate his blasts in various, controlled ways.
    History: Scott Summers was the first and oldest born in Anchorage Alaska to Katherine and Christopher Summers. The latest in a long line of soldiers, Scott and his younger brother Alex grew up around the ridged military environment of Elmendorf Air Force Base. His father, a highly regarded Major, was a decorated fighter pilot whose skills put him on the short list to test some of the most advanced and secret aircrafts of the day. His mother, Katherine, was an equally decorated army doctor who was also part of advanced research in the military community. Growing up in this environment, Scott was immersed in the disciplined environment of the military and developed an early fascination with planes. His father often nurtured his curiosity while telling him stories about the long tradition the Summers family had as soldiers. He told his son about how the Summers family had a history of soldiers going back to the American Revolution. This instilled in him an early desire to be as decorated and honored as those that came before him.
    Scott was on the fast track to becoming such a soldier. He and Alex attended a special school for children of military officials. Even at a young age, he made a name for himself as being disciplined and respectful towards his superiors. He often wore a uniform to school and when others teased him, he would stand his ground. This caused some early tension between him and his brother, who was more a fighter than he was a disciplined soldier. Yet this tension didn’t stem Scott’s ambition or that of his brother. They both seemed intent on matching the standards set by their family.
    However, this ambition was abruptly sidetracked by a terrible tragedy that is surrounded by unusual circumstances. The details are somewhat sketchy, but when Scott was eight his mother and father scheduled an impromptu leave of absence from the base. Their reasons for doing so aren’t clear, but it is believed that his parents knew something that was potentially ground-breaking. Whatever it was, the secrets were lost.
    While on their way to New York City to visit a trusted old family friend, there was a mysterious accident and the plane crashed. Scott and Alex managed to escape via parachute, but Christopher and Katherine did not make it. They were declared dead and the boys were officially orphaned. After recovering from their injuries, the traumatized young boys were shipped to an orphanage in New York City. Christopher Summers's former superiors pulled strings to ensure they were kept in a special group home for the children of dead soldiers. Here they could still get some decent schooling and their chances at being adopted into a good home would be better. However, such chances were quickly stifled due to the lasting impacts of the plane crash.
    Both Scott and Alex underwent dramatic changes during their time at the orphanage. Scott became more closed off and emotionally reserved. While he privately mourned his lost, he publicly hid his feelings beneath a thick emotional shell that few cold get around. This turned off most potential parents. What turned them off even more was his protective behavior towards Alex. Unlike Scott, Alex vented more of his emotions. Most often, they came out in the form of aggression. It often forced Scott to shelter his brother, making it difficult for either one of them to get adopted. This difficulty was further compounded when Scott’s mutant powers manifested.
    Because of the physical and mental trauma Scott suffered, his powers manifested at an early age. They started as headaches that quickly escalated seizure-like symptoms. At age ten he started showing flashing red eyes to prospective parents. By age twelve these eyes turned into a source of destructive blasts, which ended up blowing holes through walls. His brother Alex, who was only three years younger, showed similar symptoms. The development of their powers not only scared off prospective foster parents, it left them isolated from the other children at the orphanage. It wasn't long before Scott and Alex were routinely picked on. It led to confrontations that often resulted in their powers flaring up.
    After repeated abuse and a few failed foster families, things eventually came to a head when an unfortunate flare in Scott’s powers caused so much damage to the orphanage that a number of officials wanted him and Alex transferred to another facility. Not liking this prospect one bit, Scott and Alex struck out on their own and for a time lived on the streets. It was a harsh world, but Scott's disciplined nature helped him survive and protect his brother. They eventually met up with a local gang of other orphans who were in difficult situations of their own and willing to overlook his mutant status if it could help them.
    With this gang, Scott got his first taste of leadership. In this, he excelled. By age 14, he was leading his gang on numerous operations to obtain food and resources. His powers quickly went from an obstacle to a resource. Both he and Alex were held in high regard. While Alex embraced this renegade style existence, Scott remained focused on greater ambitions. He expressed a strong desire to rebuild a life that wasn’t on the streets. This put him at odds with his group and his brother.
    This wedge only widened after a horrific incident in a simple operation to gather food from a truck. In it, the driver of the truck tried to attack Alex and Scott responded by blasting him with his optic blasts. This resulted in the driver being killed. It struck Scott on a profound level, so much so that he resisted using his powers. In repressing them, he made them more unmanageable. By age 15, he was fully blinded and had to cover his eyes at all time. This not only hindered his ability to survive, it hindered his ability to protect Alex.
    Eventually, Professor Charles Xavier discovered him. He was given a chance to join a new school for mutants. It was a chance to get off the streets and into a better life. While Xavier offered the position to both Scott and Alex, only Scott accepted. This solidified the wedge between Scott and Alex, separating the brothers and sending them on different paths. While Alex remained with the gang, Scott became one of the first students of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning.
    There he would later embrace his role with the X-men, working hard in the classroom and in training to manage his powers. He learned under former marine, John Proudstar, and was part of the X-men’s initial mission as masked vigilantes. During this time, he was still emotionally reserved. However, he did develop a close friendship with Jean Grey, which quickly deepened as time went on. He eventually became the field leader of the X-men and is one of Xavier's most trusted and loyal students. Despite clashes with teammates such as Wolverine, he earned respect from each of his peers and is steadfast in his dedication to the X-men.
    Character Breakdown: The mental makeup of Scott Summers has many major influences. Being born into a family of soldiers already pre-disposes him to someone who can fight, strategize, and lead. It also pre-disposes him to favor discipline and loyalty more strongly. It has the effect of giving him a ridged, often stoic personality. Having looked up to his parents and ancestors as soldiers, he too strives for those kinds of qualities and is more likely to gravitate towards solider-like tendencies.
    Going along with this is the important role that control has in his psyche. Scott Summers is plagued both physically and emotionally by a lack of control. In a purely physical sense he is at the mercy of his powers, which he cannot turn off. If he is unable to control these powers, the people around him get hurt. Having already lost so many of his loved ones, he is very cautious about protecting what family he has left. This leaves him vulnerable to punishing himself for his failures and being overprotective at times. But beyond the physical aspects of control, the emotional control is often just as serious. Growing up he was already influenced by the military to restrain and discipline emotions, but seeing his parents die in a plane crash pushed those emotions to limits his young mind couldn't handle. So growing up he has to deal with chaotic emotions that he doesn't always understand and has difficulty expressing. So normal acts like showing affection to someone he cares about and seeking intimate relationships are much more difficult.
    In the end, what guides Scott the most is his extraordinary discipline. Even though he struggles with control, his sense of duty and discipline hold him together personality wise. This along with the military influences in his early life make him a perfect fit for the types of duties the X-men carry out. Working as a unit and going on missions is just like being a soldier to him and the cause he's fighting for is a cause he truly believes in. Between discipline and control, Scott Summers has a psyche that is ordered and structured. Sometimes it is ordered to a fault, but he is able to make up for these faults with the morals and guidance instilled in him by Professor Charles Xavier and the X-men.
     
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    Jean Grey has long red hair and is an average build throughout the entire show Jean Grey never leaves.
    Full Name: Jean Grey
    Codename: Phoenix
    Age: 17
    Occupation: Student of Xavier Institute for Higher Learning
    Mutant Abilities: Advanced telepathic abilities that allow her to read minds, project her thoughts, and influence both cognitive and motor functions in others. She also is a high level telekinetic, able to manipulate psionic energy in various ways to project great force with her mind. Her telekinesis also gives her limited flight abilities and enables her to create powerful barriers.
    History: Jean Grey was born in New Jersey to a troubled yet well-to-do middle class family. Her father, John Grey, was a respected teacher and her mother, Elaine Grey, was a restaurant manager. While early life was fairly uneventful, she was heavily influenced by a very fragile home life. She would quickly learn that the Grey family had a very troubled history. On both her mother and father's side, there was a long tradition of deviance, substance abuse, and overall underachievement. Her mother and father tried to stop the trend by focusing on stable careers, but various conflicts kept coming up.
    Chief among these conflicts involved Jean’s cousin, Madelyne Pryor. Both she and her Aunt were accomplished con artists that were wanted for various dealings back in Los Angeles. They frequently requested help from the Greys. Of what little they provided, they often took advantage of. It led to a great deal of strain that took a toll on both the family's resources and their relationship.
    From an early age, Jean showed a talent for empathy. When her parents fought it affected her a great deal, more so than most children. This kind of empathy was written off as a sort of sensitivity and often it was her older sister, Sara Grey, that helped her avoid being overwhelmed. As a result, Jean developed a special bond with her older sister. They ended up supporting each other as their parents struggled to keep their fragile lives together. As she grew Jean continued to walk a fine line between being overwhelmed and being empathic. It did not help that her family issues continued to put pressure on her parents. Then in one night everything took a very tragic turn.
    While returning home late one night from another incident involving Madelyne’s mother, the Grey family was involved in a terrible car accident. The wreck killed Sara Grey almost immediately, leaving a shocked and traumatized Jean Grey to feel her sister die in her arms. While she and her parents survived, her mother suffered severe injuries that left her paralyzed from the waist down and in chronic pain. She would have to live the rest of her days in a wheelchair and rely on powerful pain killers to allow her to function. Her father, while relatively unscathed, was overwhelmed by the loss of his daughter and the condition of his wife that he never truly recovered. Jean, who was only eight-years-old at the time, was affected the most.
    The trauma from the accident caused the first major manifestation of her mutant abilities. When her sister died, she felt it in her mind and from there her vast psychic potential unfolded. She began to actually hear thoughts and sense the feelings of others. But without Sara to support her, this power easily overwhelmed her. Between her grief and confusion, she sensed the anguish of her mother and the sorrow with her father. With her mother unable to support her due to her chronic pain, the responsibilities fell on her father. Unfortunately, John Grey fell into the same trend as other Greys. He became distant and started drinking heavily, so much so that he simply could not deal with Jean. It forced Jean to fend for herself and develop her own strength to get her through.
    Over the years she tried to manage. Forced to fend for herself, she avoided dealing with her family and taught herself to shut out most of the psychic chatter. She did her best to function in school, resisting any help offered by peers or teachers. She was too afraid of sensing more pain or being thought of as crazy. Her passion turned to a defensive shell that made her often push people away even when they tried to reach out to her. It only added to her inner anguish, which only exacerbated her mutant abilities even further.
    Her telepathy continued to cause tremendous strain over the years. At the same time, her mother’s health began to decline. Her addiction to pain killers made it nearly impossible for her to work. It also left her paranoid and emotionally unstable. She often lashed out at Jean, further adding to her instability. Her mother insisted that Jean was suffering from psychosis. Jean resisted any efforts to treat her as such despite her father insisting as such. She was content to ignore the strain caused by her telepathy, but she could not ignore the effects caused by her telekinesis when it began to manifested at age 13.
    It began in small bursts that were often accompanied with arguments with her parents. Random objects started levitating and anything that wasn't nailed down started flinging itself across rooms when she was agitated. This led to an incident at her school where a classmate provoked her in a way that caused her to lash out in a telekinetic burst that shattered windows and left several of her peers injured. She was promptly expelled as a result.
    Eventually, a fully alcoholic John Grey couldn't handle her and had her committed to a mental asylum. This only added to Jean Grey’s suffering while completely destroying whatever was left of her relationship with her family. The experience deeply hurt Jean as she was subjected to shock therapy, extensive drug treatments, and special restraints. Over time she became mentally unstable and was restricted to only to the most secure wings of the hospital.
    Her luck would finally turn when she was discovered by Professor Charles Xavier. Since the hospital struggled so much to handle her, they allowed him work with Jean privately. He taught her about her mutation and helped her gain control over her mind. Steadily, she became more stable and expressed a strong desire to leave the asylum so that she could rebuild her life. However, that life would not include her parents. At around his time, her mother passed away due to her pain killer addition and her injuries. This caused Jean's father to descend further into alcoholism. Because of his inability to cope, he signed custody of Jean over to Charles Xavier. At age 14 she was officially enrolled in the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning full time.
    The scars from the asylum and her family left Jean emotionally fragile during her early days at the institute. However, her desire to be strong on her own drove her to train both in the classroom and with the early team under the guidance of John Proudstar. She also developed a strong friendship with Scott Summers, who helped her channel her passion into the X-men. Along the way, she shared some of that passion with John Proudstar. At age 17, they became lovers and had a relationship that would span three years. She would later play a role in recruiting Wolverine, who she also ended up dating for a while. Eventually, she settled into a romantic relationship with her longtime friend, Scott Summers. In that time and through these many tribulations, the X-men grew and Jean Grey became one of the most dedicated members of the team that inspired others with her passion.
    Character Breakdown: Jean Grey is all about passion. In many ways her most defining trait is her passion. She is passionate about her abilities, her friends, and the cause the X-men fight for. She has a tremendous capacity for emapthy and reaching out to others. She is outgoing, kind, and emotional to a fault at times. This in many ways makes her the emotional core of the X-men. She best embodies the compassion they stand for, reaching out to those who were confused and scared just like she was growing up. She is so compassionate she will reach out to those who may seem beyond hope to the rest of the world.
    A lot of this stems from the nature of her powers. As a powerful psychic she is very akin to the mindset and the emotional state of others. Even before her powers manifested, she had a major capacity for empathy. Seeing other people suffer really does affect her and she is naturally inclined to do something about it. This level of empathy could make others potentially weak, but Jean developed a level of strength that complimented that empathy in a profound way. After the death of her sister, who helped keep her from getting overwhelmed early on, she was forced to develop her own strength. Since her parents were ill-equipped to help her, she had to stand on her own in the wake of loss and tragedy. In doing so she developed a strength to go along with her empathy that adds a more outgoing dimension to her personality. It goes beyond just coping with personal tragedy and extends to staying true to what she knows is right even when she is being pushed and pulled in other directions. Seeing her parents give into despair she not only balks that trend, she uses it as motivation to be better. It helps her avoid the same trend others in her family have followed and maintain a strong sense of humility that she defends with great passion.
    But as strong as Jean is, her greatest weakness is how she is often overwhelmed. Before it was just dealing with the emotional distress she picked up from others. Then her mutant abilities came into the fold and the challenge was much greater. Her strength allowed her to function to a point, but eventually she lost control and it landed her in an insane asylum. Even though she eventually learned to control her powers, the fear of being overwhelmed remains a constant challenge and one she overcomes by staying strong and leaning on the support of others. This is a reason why she is so passionate about her friends. Like Sara before them, they help her when her strength just isn't enough. Thanks to such passion, her friends are often just as dedicated to her as she is to them.
    As a member of the X-men, her passion and her strength provide an emotional rock from which the team can draw inspiration. Her passion doesn't just help her reach out to others, it makes her a powerful fighter who can dedicate herself to Xavier's cause. At times her passion can get the better of her, making it difficult to know the difference between what is truly right and what feels right. Despite such shortcomings, she embraces the challenges before her and channels her passion into everything she does while always maintaining a strong sense of pride and humility.
     
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    Bobby Drake aka Iceman has blonde hair an is an average build. Throughout the show Iceman leaves and comes back.
    Full Name: Bobby Drake
    Age: 16
    Occupation: Full-time student at Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Adventurer
    Mutant Abilities: Manipulation of thermal energy to create extreme cold, able to condense and form ice from ambient surroundings, form sheets of ice that he can slide on as a means of transport, and can forge elaborate ice shapes including a full-bodied shell that increases his durability
    History: Robert Drake was born into a working class neighborhood in South Boston, Massachusetts. His father, William Robert Drake, was a dock worker and his mother, Beatrice Drake, was a career waitress. Growing up his family never had a lot of money. The constant rigors his parents had to go through to make ends meat often left them tired and lethargic. While they still tried to instill in Bobby a strong work ethic, more often than not he craved an outlet for fun. He often found this outlet playing around his neighborhood, making friends, and going on his own little adventures. This made him somewhat of a mischievious child, who always seemed to be on the lookout for a good laugh. But he never became overly devious.
    Throughout his younger years and early teen years, Bobby fit the mold of a typical outgoing teenage boy. He made many friends in school and developed a knack for getting laughs from his peers. He was never a straight-A student and didn't always balance his work and play. He still showed a knack for handling numbers, but was never really passionate about deeper subjects. As time went on he developed and even greater taste for adventure, getting into extreme sports like snowboarding and free-running. By the time he was 15, his appetite for thrills finally caught up to him. While at school, he and his friends snuck onto the roof where they used materials from the school gym to construct a sledding ramp. Bobby was the first to try it out, but it all went very wrong when the ramp failed and Bobby skidded into a nearby pond. At this moment his mutant powers manifested. His body suddenly formed a powerful ice-shell and froze the entire pond solid. Shocked and scared, Bobby tried to run back into the school. As he did, his powers only expanded and he ended up freezing a good portion of the school.
    This incident caused a major panic. When it appeared that Bobby couldn't stop freezing everything around him, his peers turned on him and tried to chase him away. He ended up settling into an old apartment building that he eventually froze as well. This led the police to him and after some coaxing from his parents, they got him to come out. And once he finally settled down, he stopped freezing everything around him. While Bobby was okay from the incident, it deeply affected his life. His friends were too afraid to go near him anymore and the school expelled him for his stunt. The school even threatened to sue the already poor family, which would have put them in even greater peril. Thankfully, a man named Charles Xavier came to their aid.
    With the help of Xavier's lawyers, the school dropped the charges. He even wrote a check to repair the damage done to the school. But he was unable to reverse Bobby's expulsion. As a result, Professor Xavier offered Bobby a chance to go to school at the Xavier Institute. It was an offer Bobby eagerly took. Once at the institute, Bobby quickly took to the world of the X-men. He learned to embrace his new powers and they quickly became his outlet for fun. He also played a major role as part of the X-men. His adventurous spirit fit in nicely with the X-men and he quickly became a dedicated member of the team, even though he still had a tendency to joke around.
    Character Breakdown: Bobby Drake grew up in a very serious environment with very serious parents. There was little to joke about early on. His parents were always working and to him, they always appeared exhausted and miserable. Even though they tried to teach him the values of a good work ethic, Bobby needed more. That's why he sought an outlet. This desire plays a significant role in his personality because it pre-disposes him towards thrill-seeking tendancies. He's more willing than most people to take a chance on something for fun rather than go the safe route. It was in some ways his only means of expressing himself early on because his family didn't have a lot of resources.
    In addition to seeking thrills, that willingness to take a chance also plays a part in him being a jokester. Just as he needs a good thrill, he needs a good laugh as well and he's more than willing to be a little mischievious in doing so. This is his way of making live more exciting because to him there just isn't much out there for a guy like him. He's not the smartest guy in the world and his phsycial skills in most respects were nothing special. So he had to make good use of whatever talent he did have and his fearlessness in many ways was his greatest talent.
    Eventually, his mutant powers superceded that talent. Once they manifested, it seemed like one thrill too many. But when Professor Xavier gave him a chance to use these powers, he embraced them. And just as he did before with his thrill-seeking, he sought to make good use of his newfound skills. This in many ways is what makes him such a strong fit for the X-men. Part of Professor Xavier's principles include helping mutants use their powers for the greater good. Bobby best embodies this spirit because he's always had a strong drive to utilize his skills. Add this to the work ethic his parents championed and he is someone who will take big risks, but still have a firm understanding of right and wrong.
    His love of adventure, his ethical background, and his love of humor come together in a solid overall framework of his personality and identity. He is someone who is willing to put himself out there to make a difference, even though he doesn't always take the task as seriously as he should. He still managed to contribute on many levels and the nature of his contributions may yet change. Since Bobby is still growing into adulthood, his character and psychology are not fully formed yet. While his lack of maturity may be somewhat innate, his growth as a person has yet to settle and he is still establishing an identity both as a mutant and as one of the X-men.
     
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    I doubt Bruce Willis or Zack Efron would choose TV careers at this point of their lives, and i don't really like the idea of Bruce Willis as Professor X :p
     
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    Full Name: Anna Marie Darkholme
    Codename: Rogue
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    Occupation: Student
    Mutant Abilities: Power to absorb life energy through skin contact, granting her temporary access to victim's memories and skills, including mutant abilities if they are a mutant
    History: In terms of her birth, Anna's is a complete mystery. Born to an unknown mother and father, she fell into the care of the shape shifting Raven Darkholme very early in life. It is inclear exactly when Mystique entered the picture, but Anna was still an infant at the time and Raven went to great lengths to hide her in a secluded area. The area she eventually chose was the backwater town of Biloxi Mississippi. This is where Anna grew up and where she considers home.
    Early on young Anna lived a very controlled life. Raven Darkholme adopted her legally as her foster daughter and gave her the full name, Anna Marie Darkholme. All records of her birth parents had either been destroyed or lost. As her adopted mother, Raven made sure her early years were quiet. She purchased a comfortable middle-class house on a former plantation with plenty of space and plenty of distance. This helped Anna feel less confined. It was important she have room to move because she quickly noticed early on that her adopted mother would come and go frequently. Her work as a mercenary often took her to far away places. Even as she got older, Raven would never tell her daughter what she was up to or what she was caught up in. It was always justifed as being something that was necessary for her and her family.
    Whenever Raven was away, Anna was cared for by Raven's trusted friend, Irene Adler. Irene, who was a blind mutant who could see the future, was a bit less stringent. However, she often followed Raven's lead, keeping Anna isolated and reserved. Her only real contact with anybody her age was through letters she sent to her brother overseas. Whenever Raven made a trip, Anna would give her a letter that she personally delivered to him. This allowed Anna to have some kinship even though she never got to interact with her brother directly. It would be one of the few constants throughout her early years.
    As Anna grew up she underwent an extensive training regiment, crafted by Mystique herself. By the time she was five she was doing karate and by the time she was eight she was a black belt. The training continued and escalated as she got older. It proved taxing on young Anna, but she stuck to her training. She went onto become a skilled fighter, but even from the beginning she showed signs of rebellion. She would often run off into the fields and go exploring in the area around her house. Even when Irene and Raven specifically told her not to venture too far, she often did. It didn't matter how strict they were. She often tested their rules. One way Raven and Irene tried to keep her life regimented was by enrolling her in a nearby public school. This gave her some freedom, but her attitude often got her into trouble and she often tested the rules of her school just like she did her adopted parents.
    This rebellious nature took a turn for the worse when she was 14. It was here where Raven Darkholme made the difficult decision to leave Anna in Irene's full care so she could work for Magneto full time. This decision meant she would be out of contact with Anna for years. It had a profound affect on the young teenager. With Raven gone, she became even more rebellious and aggressive. Irene tried to control her, but was often met with stiff resistance. It was around this time that Anna's reputation as a rebel earned her the nickname, Rogue, at school. It was a name she would later embrace and one she started going by full time. As the gap between her and her parents grew, she started drinking and smoking. She routinely cut school and clashed with Irene every chance she had.
    Her rebel streak continued almost unabated until one night at a club, her mutant powers manifested. She accidentally touched several people and drained their life energy, causing a great deal of distress. She ran off in confusion and was eventually aided by the X-men. They managed to help her regain control of her powers and understand how they worked. But when word got out she was now with Xavier, Mystique came back into the picture and tried ot get away away from the X-men. A fight ensued and it ended with Rogue rejecting her mother and joining the X-men in hopes of a better life and a chance to control her powers.
    Character Breakdown: Rogue, as her name implies, is defined by her rebellious nature. Growing up in such a controlled and ridged environment, she was often left with no explanation as to why she had to life her life in this way. As a result, she responded by trying to find out for herself and this is what began the pattern of behavior that would become ingrained in her personality. It grew in a self-reinforcing cycle where her parents, Mystique and Irene, would constantly discipline and restrict her for acting out without providing an explanation. Frustrated by this lack of explanation, she did it again and again. By the time she was a teenager, she had issues with authority and came to resent the ridged life she had been brought up in.
    Aside from the behavoiral aspect of Rogue's personality, there is also the more subtle varitions caused by abandonment issues. Growing up, Rogue never knew who her real parents were. This was something even Raven and Irene couldn't tell her. So her identity is somewhat detatched as a result. This adds to her rebellious tendancies, but also adds a certain level of vulnerability. That vulnerability can keep her humility in check because this is one thing she understands she has no control over. This later plays a part in how she deals with her powers, which are defined by having her identity come in conflict with that of another.
    Rebelliousness and detatchment aside, Rogue does retain an element of moral strength. Unlike her mother, who keeps making excuses, she develops an aversion to the morally gray areas that seem to justify anything. In some ways it's a response to her mother's shortcomings. There's also the influence of having a brother she talks to regularly who understand her and relates to her in a way her mother doesn't understand. This ability to relate is what helps her join the X-men and embrace their ways. It is opposed to many of Mystique's methods and allows her the freedom to be herself in a way she desperately needs. In addition, her being trained as a fighter from an early age makes her inclined not just to seek a sense of freedom, but a sense of personal identity as well. She finds that with the X-men and her friends. She also finds that within the struggles she goes through in an effort to control her powers and cope with the isolation of not being able to touch.
     
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    Ok i respect your opinion but it's just my creative idea of who i would cast if i was the director everyone has their own idea
     
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    Full Name: Warren Worthington III
    Age: 17
    Occupation: Student at Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Adventurer
    Mutant Abilities: Natural flight abilities aided by full feathered wings. Advanced physiology with avian features that include unique bone structure to make him light enough for flight, advanced circulatory and respatory system to allow him to use oxygen and process food more efficiently, and uniqute metabolic factors that allow him to survive extreme environments of high altitudes
    History: With wealth and prestige going back over five generations, the Worthington family is among one of the most prestigious and respected names. Having built their wealth from the ground up through a mix of heavy industry and consumer goods, the aptly named Worthington Industries stands as one of the most influencial and successful corporate entities in the world. Part of the company's tradition is that it has always been owned and run by the Worthington family and from day one, Warren Worthington III was groomed to continue that tradition.
    Being born into a world of wealth and privlidge, young Warren enjoyed a very comfortable life growing up. His parents constantly pampered him and the world around him was always happy and supportive. He spent most of his early years in the upper class suburbs of the Hamptons in New York. There he was thrust into the Worthington with fancy private schools and rigorous tutoring to prepare him for the world that awaited him. But as he was growing up, he didn't always take kindly to his pre-determined path. As an only child, Warren developed somewhat of a rebelious attitude towards his parents' set ways. It was an ongoing struggle between being himself and being who his family wanted him to be. He was willing to continue the family traditions to a point, but through his childhood and into his early teen years there was constant tension.
    But a great deal of this tension was set aside when Warren's mother fell ill. He was only nine-years-old at the time and the whole family was affected. Warren's mother developed a series of tumors that left her weakened and sick. Because of the Worthington family resources, she was able to get advanced treatment. It prolonged her life, but also prolonged her suffering and Warren spent much of his early teen years watching her endure. They became much closer in the process and it was also around this time Warren started developing mysterious lumps in his back. At first it was thought that he may have something similar to his mother, but when the doctors tried to perform a biopsy of it they were shocked to find wings growing out from his back. Within weeks these wings were strong enough to allow him to glide from hills and rooftops. Within months he was able to fly. When final confirmation came that he was a mutant, the Worthington family was left stunned and in a compromising position. But in a mix of luck and tragedy, word never got out about Warren's new powers because his mother died as a result of her illness.
    In wake of his mother's death, Warren became more distant from the path his family set out for him. In growing closer to her, he became more determined to help people avoid such suffering. With his new wings, he started dressing up in a mask and flying around as a winged vigilante in New York City. He performed such heroic deeds as saving people from muggers, breaking up robberies, and assisting emergency crews with rescues. It became a big part of his life and caused a further rift between him and his father. While nobody knew the winged vigilante was Warren Worthington III, it was still a difficult a risk to everything they built. At first he tried to compromise with his son. He sent him to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning where he could still learn the family business and enjoy his powers. He even allowed him to be part of the X-men, provided he wear a mask and not make his name publically known. But his father still insisted that he would have to give this life up for the good of the family. It was a conflict that would eventually come to a head.
    As Warren grew into a strong, resourceful man he seemed poised to take over the family company. But as the mutant issue became more difficult and the business environement more fragile, Warren's father came to the conclusion that his son could not continue the family tradition and still be a mutant. So using Worthington Industry's pharmaceutical division, he worked to develop a cure for mutation. At one point it appeared they had a working prototype and Warren's father wanted his son to be the first patient. Warren was disgusted by the idea and outraged that he would even consider such an option. It led to a fight and an even greater rift. It eventually ended with Warren refusing the cure and instead leaving the comfortable world of the Worthington family to become a full-time student at the Xavier Institute.
    While not officially separated from his family name, Warren's claim to the Worthington name remains tenuous. His father has not cut him off, but he and his son are not on speaking terms. They remain distant while Warren pursues his own path with the X-men.
    Character Breakdown: Warren Worthington III is someone who embraces the unique aspects of his personality more than most. Growing up in a highly structured, highly ideal world there is often little means of distinguishing one's self from the crowd. Warren from an early age had a need to be more than just another rich boy. He had no clear identity and for that reason, he clashed with the ridged set of rules his parents laid out for him. This gives him a somewhat rebellious and arrogant personality.
    But what really helps contrast these traits are the lingering effects his mother's illness had. Beyond the emotional toil he had to endure, he grew close to her and stood by her while she suffered and died at the hands of forces nobody could control. This is an important development for Warren because he comes from a world where he and everybody like him are used to getting what they want no matter what the cost may be. In the case of his mother it didn't matter how rich they were or how many of the best doctors they had working with them. It was not enough to save his mother. In that sense Warren went through a similar experience that Charles Xavier went through when he found that having wealth and influence didn't set him apart from anybody else. It humbled him to a point where he understood that humanity is fragile and it can't always be protected by wealth and prestige.
    From here, his powers gave him an opportunity to do more than his money could ever do. He became a hero, saving lives in a way that involved more than just throwing money at the issue. This resonated strongly with him because it is very much a part of his Angel persona. He almost feels obligated to behave in a way that people would associate with real angels. This resonates strongly with him and plays a major role in how he comes to embrace Professor Charles Xavier's ways. As part of the X-men he can do even more. It does not bother him that he is risking his family wealth and the prestigious world that awaits him because to him having an identity is more important. The identity of Angel has become such a big part of his psyche that to not be this way is like being a caged bird. And as evidenced by the rejection of his father's ultimatum, he has made it clear that he will not be caged.
    Overall, that touch of arrogance works together with his embracement of his Angel identity to make him dedicated and adamant believer in the X-men. To him being part of the team isn't just a means to express who and what he is. It's a way for him to pursue his own path that is very different from the one his family laid out for him. Because this path is one that he chose on his own, he is much more certain about the direction of his life and can dedicate much more of his energy and passion into being what he wants to be.
     
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    Magneto is the primary villian for season 1
    Full Name: Erik Lensherr
    Age: unknown due to poor records, but thought to be in mid to late 70s
    Occupation: former scholar, esteemed lecturer, and mutant researcher with a background in biology and engineering
    Mutant Abilities: Advanced generation and control of magnetic fields and various magnetic forces. Powers allow him to manipluate metal at the molecular level, altering their viscosity to make them behave as liquids and solids without them getting hot. Through use of his powers, he can also levitate and fly at high speeds.
    History: Little is known about the early life of Erik Lensherr. Born into a German Jewish family at a time of widespread anti-semetism, much of Erik's early life was surrounded by prejudice and bigotry. It isn't clear where or when he was born, but it is known he spent much of his early life in Poland. Not much is known about his parents other than his father was a dishonorably discharged soldier who instilled taught his son to be a fighter early on. Any records of what young Erik's life was like and what his family was like were lost when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
    Like so many others, Erik and his family were unable to escape. His father, being the fighter he was, attempted to protect his family from the Nazis. He was swiftly slain by German soldiers and for his defiance, they went onto torture and kill Erik's mother and older sister right before the young boys eyes. He attempted to fight back, but the Nazis spared him. Instead of killing him with his family, they let him watch as they tossed his family into a mass grave and then shipped him off to a concentration camp. It was in these bleak, inhumane conditions that Eirk Lensherr spent most of World War II. With no family to protect him, he was forced to rely on the fighting instinct his father instilled in him. It allowed him to survive through the atrocities of the holocaust until the camp was liberated by Allied forces. It was during this raid when his powers first manifested. He had been cornered and was used as a human shield by German soldiers. Yet in his desire to fight, he generated his first magnetic fields that forcibly disarmed the soldier and opened the gate for others to escape.
    Now free, young Erik sought to rebuild his life. It is at this point again where very little is known. He disappears for a time in the Balkans and no records exist of his activities during this time. When he emerges, he is in his twenties and full of renewed energy. Aggressive and ambitious, he takes his family savings that was kept in a Swiss bank account during the war and enrolls in Oxford. Here he demonstrates an uncanny intelligence, attaining near genius level IQ scores and particpating in advanced research in both engineering and biology. During this time he becomes immersed in the study of mutants, namely his own. He also becomes fascinated by war and conflict. He remains isolated from most of his peers and none know of his mutant status since mutants are not well-known at the time. This doesn't stop him from attaining several degrees in record time. With these degrees he begins traveling and lecuring, studying mutation and how it relates to human conflict.
    This goes on for years and again his history becomes unclear. It is believed he traveled the world, studying as many human conflicts as possible while also seeking new information on mutation. He eventually emerges from obscurity when his paths cross with Charles Xavier, a graduate student at Princeston who shared his passion for uncovering the mysteries of mutation and human conflict. The two become fast friends and Charles begins traveling with him into areas ravaged by war. They develop reputations as humanitarians and Erik gains a great deal of insight into humanity through Charles.
    As Charles helps him break out of his shell, he meets and falls in love with a woman named Magda Maximoff. She begins traveling with him and eventually becomes pregnant with twins. Then one day while traveling in the Balkan, a group of rebels storm a village that Erik and Charles are working in. Many are killed and the destruction is great. While Charles and Erik try to help as many as they can, a group of soldiers eventually find the pregnant Magda. When Erik finds her they start to beat her. It is at this point Erik erupts in a rage, using his magnetic powers to slaughter the soldiers and end the raid in an overwhelming storm of metal that horrifies both Charles and the surviving villagers. Confused, the villiagers chase Erik, Charles, and the wounded Magda out. They managed to get away, but Magda's fate was sealed. By the time Erik got her to a hospital, she was in critical condition. She was able to give birth to the twins, but she did not survive.
    The death of Magda wore heavily on Erik. Charles tried to console him, but the damage had been done. Once the twins, Wanda and Pietro, were deemed healthy enough to leave Erik took them and left Charles to his travels. The two men started growing apart from that day forward as Erik's outlook became increasingly grim and dark. He returns to obscurity. All that is known is that a family friend of the Maximoffs helps raise Wanda and Pietro and Erik becomes increasingly disillusioned with humanity. When he emerges years later, he goes by the new title Magneto, the master of magnetism. He begins a crusade of militant mutant supremecy, actively opposing Charles every step of the way and clashing with him on many occassions.
    As Charles Xavier re-focused his efforts and formed the Xavier Institute, the wedge between the two men became even greater. Erik quickly became one of the X-men's chief foes, opposing them and everything they stand for. He has long since convinced himself that humanity is sick and the future belongs to the mutant race.
    Character Breakdown: Magneto's personality has all the makings of a messiah complex. Early on in his life, he was taught to be a fighter. His father nourished this desire and it was only reinforced when the Nazis invaded Poland. Seeing his father fight and die did not make him adverse to conflict. Instead it made him realize the importance of power and the need to be able to overwhelm one's enemies. This also instilled in him a contrast between the weak and the strong. The Nazis were strong and were able to oppress the weak. Being seen as weak, young Erik was instilled with a need to be strong and his mutant powers allowed him to do this.
    Having been so deeply impacted by the atrocities of the holocaust, Erik naturally seeks to understand this brutal nature. His intelligent mind allows him to study, observe, and document the nature of human conflict. However, the scars of the holocaust and the anger he feels for what was done to his family leads him to see all human conflict as a sign that humans are flawed. This is also where the nature of power comes into play. He has power that many others don't. He is one of the most powerful mutants on the planet thanks to his abilities. So while he sees humans flawed, he starts seeing his kind as something else. This helps instill an us-vs-them mentality, one that constantly shapes and guides his action. This along with his fighter's instinct leads him to place the responsibility of confronting human conflict on himself. Thus, the messiah complex is the very core of who Erik Lensherr is.
    It is because of this messiah complex in addition to his intelligence that he is able to become such a powerful leader for mutants. He not only has the abilities to carry him through the conflict, he has the charisma to rally others to his cause. In a ways his cause is a natural response to what he experienced in the holocaust. He is strongly motivated to prevent another such atrocity from happening to the mutant race. As someone who studied mutation so thoroughly, he reasons that mutants are a natural evolution of man and are meant to be an improvement on the levels where mankind fell short. To him it is only a matter of time before all humanity dies out. Any effort to prevent this is only slowing down the evolutionary process and leaving the door open to more human hatred like that of the holocaust. That is simply something Erik will not allow. That is why he takes a title like Magneto, to distance himself from humanity and set himself apart.
    This distance allows him to see other humans like insects. He has no qualms about hurting them in the same way people have no qualms about hurting bugs. This is supplemented by a deep anger he feels for humanity. He blames them for all his suffering and because of this anger, he doesn't think rationally despite his intelligence. Only his rage is never blind. It's focused and channeled towards the human race and that anger will persist so long as he sees human flaws as being responsible for their atrocities. Combine this with his mutant powers and he is a force that is difficult to oppose.

     
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    Full Name: Pietro Maximoff
    Age: 17 1/2
    Occupation: Student
    Mutant Abilities: Ability to think and move at superhuman speeds, allowing him to run at speeds approaching mach five while accelerated body chemistry allows him to resist the effects of friction, low oxygen, and kinetic impact.
    History: Having been born into the complicated and violent world of his father, Erik Lensherr, Pietro Maximoff and his twin sister, Wanda Maximoff, often live in the shadow of their family name. Their mother, Magda Maximoff, was traveling with her husband Erik and his friend Charles through the war-torn Balkan when she was seven months pregnant. While they were working in a small villiage near the mountains, a hoard of rebel soldiers stormed the area. The soldiers beat and seriously wounded Madga. Erik was able to save her by slaughtering the soldiers with his magnetic powers, but the injuries were too severe. Magda was rushed to an outpost in the mountains where she gave birth to Pietro and his sister. She died the next day.
    The death of Pietro's mother would wear heavily on him throughout his early life as his father, Erik, struggled to raise him and his sister on his own. Early on, Erik's anger and hatred towards humanity rubbed off on him and Pietro showed an early tendancy for aggression. Charles tried to help, but he had grown apart from his friend and when Pietro was around three they parted ways. Pietro would follow his father to remote areas of the Alps in Switzerland where he and his sister would be safe. They would eventually establish a home in a small town with Marya Maximoff, the older sister of Madga. A practicing Wiccan and a talented mystic, she took responsibility for the twins while Erik continued to travel. It is not known where he ventured, but he did make regular visits to Marya and the twins. During this time, Marya attempted to keep life quiet and simple for Pietro and his sister. However, this life did not mesh well with the growing boy.
    The absence of his father led Pietro to become more aggressive and rebellious. While being homeschooled, he showed early on that he was able to learn and retrain information quicker so he didn't have to study as much as his sister. This left him with a lot of free time growing up. He quickly developed a tendancy to be head strong, often running away from home into town and causing a stir. He would frequently get into trouble, stealing small items from stores and playing jokes on travelers. Marya often scolded this behavior, but could do little to stem it. The only authority Pietro took seriously was his father and while his sister learned much from Marya, he taught himself to be strong. He made a name for himself in the region as an outlaw, a role he often embraced. His love of attention would grow as he came of age, yet still he hungered for bigger and better things.
    Pietro would get his wish at age 15 when his father returned from his travels. He brought with him a mysterious device that he claimed would unlock his and Wanda's potential. Trusting their father, they let them use it and Pietro's latant mutant ability was activated. Now imbued with super speed, Pietro's desire for new challenges and experiences had reached new heights. He and his sister sought to rejoin their father in his travels. However, they were still young and he wanted them to see the world through his eyes. To do so, he sent him and Wanda to different war zones in the Balkans and the Middle East.
    Under the guise of traveling students, Pietro got his first taste of war. He ended up in the deserts of the Middle East where war over access to a river had been causing bloodshed for years. Looking to make his father proud, he tried using his power to end the conflict himself by using his speed to kick up sandstorms near military strongholds. He believed this would force both sides to cooperate, but it only led to an all out slaughter. The two sides attacked one another, thinking they had nothing else to lose. When Pietro saw this he was convinced. Humanity had no hope.
    By age 17 he was working with his father full time, now taking the name Quicksilver. For years he traveled with his sister, gathering resources and aiding their mutant bretheren. He loyally follows his father, trusting that his plan for mutant supremecy is the right plan. Like his father, he also sees Charles Xavier and his X-men as threats to mutants everywhere and constantly fights against them in the ongoing struggle for the future of the mutant race.
    Character Breakdown: Pietro Maximoff's personality is in many ways defined by his speed powers. Even before they manifested, he showed a tendancy to live in the fast lane so to speak. He was aggressive at an early age, not taking kindly to authority or any such obstacle that would slow him down. He was never content to just live quietly. He had a powerful desire for new and exciting sensations. It was the only way he felt the world could keep up with him and that helps develop a very rebellious and arrogant persona.
    Because he often moves faster than he thinks, Pietro is also very impulsive. He lacks the ability to plan and reason, a trait he often leaves to others like his father. In some ways this also makes him dependant on others to give him a chance at those intense experiences he craves. For him it isn't jsut about the rush. It's the challenge he often grasps. He feels with his speed there are few challenges he cannot overcome. When they don't go his way, he gets more angry and irrational than others. This is part of what leads him down the path of his father. He holds onto his hatred and anger because his ego will not allow him to think outside himself. When he was a student traveling in the Middle East, it never dawned on him that his actions helped lead to the slaughter that made humanity seem so barbaric. It shows how he projects psychologically the ills of the world. He feels that with his ability that nothing is his fault and he'll fight to prove himself no matter who opposes him.
    Going along with his arrogance and his impulsive nature is his dedication to his father. Because he's somewhat dependant on others to do the rational thinking for him, he is very closely tied to his family. He relies on Wanda to keep him in line very often and he relies on his father to have the vision and plan for the future of their kind. He takes being Magneto's son very seriously. It isn't enough to just be part of his father's plan. He has to be his greatest champion and when others like the X-men get in the way, it tends to enrage him even further. It creates this cycle where the more he fails his father, the more determined he is to prove himself.
    Psychologically, Pietro's persona is a complex interplay with these three components driving him in his endeavors. His arrogance, impulsivity, and dedication to his father create the framework that makes him who he is. It also entreches him in the mutant conflict. Like his father, the conflict is part of who he is and it won't get resolved so long as humans are around to oppose him.

     
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    I agree. Those names wouldn't work for TV series.

    I would cast Terry O'quinn as Professor X. He is older than 38 but who cares. He was amazing in Lost as mentor & charismatic guy. Also being in wheelchair again would be nod to Lost fans :woot:

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