- Since the dawn of civilization, both mankind and mutantkind had always been fighting for the same cost... Survival of their own future... And yet, both have done nothing but continuously produce a series of violence and destruction amongst themselves, all just for the cost of proving one's superiority... But together, we can and will find a better way... A way that will lead into a future of peace... A utopian palace and paradise, for both humans, and mutants...
- -- Professor X
- -- Professor X
Charles Francis Xavier is a mutant with the ability to read minds and project his own thoughts into the minds of others. He was the son of the wealthy nuclear researcher, Dr. Brian Xavier, and his wife, Sharon Xavier. After Dr. Xavier's unexpected and unfortunate death in a car accident, Sharon married his colleague, whom she decided to move in to their ancestral mansion. When he was at least ten years old, Charles met a shape-shifting girl named Raven Darkholme, who had broken into his family's mansion and was desperately searching for food. Overjoyed to meet someone else "different" and "special" like him, he invited her to live with his little family.
Since he was a natural genius, Charles completed high school at the age of sixteen. He attended Oxford University, being accompanied by Raven. He earned PhDs in Genetics, Biophysics, and Psychology. At some point in time, Xavier went to Haifa, Israel with Raven, as part of his expedition to complete his thesis on genetic mutation, to visit the clinic for traumatized Holocaust victims, where he met and befriended several mutant patients and let them elaborate their experiences as they first unleashed their special gifts and helped them embrace them, rather than reject them. This thoroughly inspired both Charles and Raven to embark on a more consistent path, finding more of their own, guiding and helping them step into the light of the world without feeling the need to be discriminated or prejudiced for their differences.
After completing his thesis on genetic mutation, he was approached by Agent Moira MacTaggert of the CIA for his help in stopping a mutant named Sebastian Shaw, who was working with the Soviet Union. MacTaggert introduced him and Raven to the CIA, where they proved to her chief that mutants existed and that Shaw was a threat. The chief refused to employ the help of the mutants, but a "Man in Black" offered to sponsor them.
Charles accompanied MacTaggert, the Man in Black, and a US Coast Guard assault team in an attempt to arrest Shaw on his yacht. During the attack, Charles' telepathy was blocked and distorted by a young mutant named Abigail Wright. They also encountered Erik Lehnsherr, who was launching his own solo attack on Shaw at the time. When Shaw escaped in a submarine, Xavier prevented Lehnsherr from killing himself in an attempt to stop it and brought him to the CIA's secret "Division X" facility.
Together and with support of the CIA, Xavier and Erik gathered a team of young mutants to battle the Hellfire Club, who were attempting to start a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States as part of a plot to eradicate non-mutant life on the planet and rule over the new world order of mutantkind. Unfortunately, Erik ultimately leaves the X-Division (later known as the X-Men) after successfully killing Sebastian Shaw during the mission, defeating the Hellfire Club. He left with a few members from the old Hellfire Club and the X-Division, including Raven who loyally followed Erik, due to his different beliefs in humans than Charles, believing that mutants should never ever take orders from humans ever again and believes that mutants shall be the superior race of the Earth.
Along the way, Charles fell deeply in love with agent MacTaggert herself, wherein Xavier spent some time with her for some time after the birth Magneto and the Brotherhood as they embraced and cherished their developing romantic relationship, but he and Moira were initially unaware when he left that she was pregnant with his son, who would become the complex and internally-conflicted mutant known as Legion, and they separated when Xavier was reminded of his personal duties and responsibilities as the mutants' rights advocate and leader of the X-Men that was Professor X. Much to his guilt and reluctance at first, Xavier nevertheless went with the decision to wipe off MacTaggert's memories during the events of the X-Men's battle with Shaw on Cuba. In doing so, it took several decades before Xavier finds out that he had a son with his old flame.
Increasingly convinced that humanity would not peacefully relinquish the planet to Homo Superior, Erik became more radical and cynical. Abandoning his real name, Erik took the title Magneto. Realizing that Xavier didn't agree with his views, a paranoid Magneto took to wearing the helmet previously owned by Sebastian Shaw to prevent the psionic intrusion into his mind. Xavier decides to confront Erik alone and finally manages to flee with a handful of followers who abandoned Erik's Brotherhood, but Magneto decided to teach him and the other followers a lesson and broke his spine, leaving him permanently crippled.
Leading the Bright Future of Mutantkind
Xavier managed to escape and return to the United States after he was miraculously rescued by Raven, who was now a Brotherhood member, after driving his plane who secretly handed him to Hank McCoy. He soon after founded Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, run from his family's Westchester mansion, which was converted into a base of operations at which he trained young mutants for his personal strike force known as the X-Men, for the benefit of both man, and mutantkind. The base included subterranean medical labs, a training facility called "The Danger Room," an aircraft hanger, and Cerebro. Despite all of this, Charles' paraplegic condition is the one unforgettable moment in his life that signified how much was already torn and broken apart between Erik and Charles' friendship, since the beginning.
Unwilling Alliances with the Brotherhood
The conflict between Erik's brotherhood and Charles' X-Men continued for years, until the CEO and founder of Trask Industries, Bolivar Trask decided to introduce his world-changing invention to the public, that invention being the Sentinels, mutant-hunting robots. His reason for inventing these machines is to prevent mutant terrorism caused not only by the Brotherhood of Mutants, but also the damages and destruction accounted to the X-Men from happening ever again. With the help of both teams, the Sentinels rampaging in the city were destroyed, and the program itself was eventually decommissioned. Bolivar Trask was then arrested after the unfortunate revelation that he attempted selling American military secrets to other countries.
After the defeat of Trask and the Sentinels, the Brotherhood and the X-Men remained arch-enemies again, as usual. Over the next decade, Xavier had worked with his first few students and fellow professors such as Hank McCoy, Alex, and Warren in rebuilding the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, believing that humans and mutants were at peace after their actions in preventing the Sentinel Program from being officially legalized, with the final goal of turning his campus into a university for both humans and mutants. During this time, he recruited several new young students, taking particular care when training fellow powerful telepath Jean Grey, the future mutant leader and Alex's younger brother Scott Summers, the blue teleporter Kurt Wagner, Darwin, and a few more mutant youngsters for him to guide into a more righteous and selfless path.
After reawakening from his sleep, Apocalypse assembled his new incarnation of the Four Horsemen. After discovering the power of Xavier, Apocalypse and his Horsemen kidnapped the Professor uses him to send the world a message, telling them that the end of humanity is coming. Apocalypse then plans on transferring his consciousness onto Xavier's body so he can inherent all his telepathic powers. The X-Men, momentarily led by Mystique, manage to track down Charles and fight Apocalypse physically while he battles him mentally. With the help of Jean Grey, they manage to defeat Apocalypse.
Together they manage to convince him and the rest of the Horsemen to join the X-Men afterwards and fight against Apocalypse. After Apocalypse's defeat, Xavier and Erik are finally able to reaffirm their friendship, and Erik returns to rebuild Charles' destroyed mansion. Though Charles asked him to stay, Erik declined and left, albeit on friendly terms this time. Eventually, Erik returned to leading the Brotherhood, revealing that he still has some hatred for humanity left. Due to this, his friendship with Charles and his other old friends went crooked once more, since they still have different ideologies.
The Phoenix Prophecy
Taking place only a few months after the events of the infamous, revolutionary X-t(In)ction Event, the cosmic entity Phoenix Force within the omega level mutant and Xavier's long-time student Jean Grey was still on the verge of recovering from the deadly effects of the villain's Legacy Virus, when she started perceiving repetitive nightmares caused by psychedelic entities with the same objective of killing off the Phoenix Force, since it was claimed to be the next universal threat since the events of both Infinity War and Infinity Crusade, worsening her condition from time to time which slowly turns her insanely dangerous having still possessed by the powerful Phoenix Force.
After his innocent students and other people were also affected by the countless haunting of the same entities due to the contemporary existence of the cosmic entity Phoenix Force within Jean Grey, Xavier finally joins the fray in helping a small portion of the Avengers and several of his other trustworthy allies through various points, including the essential procedure in finding out a safe way to get the Phoenix Force out of Jean without having to risk her own life in the process. In an attempt to stall the Phoenix Force's possession of Jean Grey, the entity was split by both the efforts of Stark, Wakandan, and X-Mansion technology, along with Xavier's overpowered telepathic powers.
However, although the heroes were originally successful in driving the entity off Jean, the entity's fragments had subsequently possessed Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor McKenzie, Magneto, and Psylocke. He had also asked his supposedly most trustworthy student and the field leader of the X-Men, Cyclops himself to resist the power and tried to fight the rest of the uncontrollable Phoenix-possessed avatars who went berserk by its unbelievably cosmic power.
After attempting to shut down Cyclops, each of the efforts had failed when he desperately took and absorbed most of it onto himself after defeating the weakened Magneto for the whole power of the Phoenix, turning him into the most dangerous known version of the Dark Phoenix. Realizing that Summers was already losing touch with his own humanity and decides to follow his delusion exterminating the human race instead for avenging mutantkind, Xavier promises to Summers he will finish things himself without risking to lose his student and son-like figure's life. He apologizes to Summers and the rest of the X-Men, reluctantly defeating him and absorbing all of the Phoenix within him.
Now possessing the Phoenix's full but hostile power, Xavier as the new Phoenix uses the full power of the cosmic entity to vanquish most of the psychedelic entities that had been worsening Jean's already recovering condition, disintegrating himself and his adversaries out of existence, but not before struggling to manipulate the Phoenix into using its ultimate life-force to resurrect most of the perished every mutant in the world from the previous X-t(In)ction event. Xavier willingly sacrificed his own life to contain the raging entity within, preventing the Phoenix from unleashing its deadly and destructive wave of cosmic energy, and used all his mighty psionic power against the Phoenix, killing both him and the entity in the process, which ultimately ended the prophecy once and for all.
An Undying Legacy
Charles Xavier's unexpected death and overall sacrifice heavily devastated both the Avengers, X-Men, and every other superhero and even every villain across the world, including his on-and-off friend and situational enemy Magneto, with some few who actually knew Xavier personally. The public was only well aware of Xavier's demise a month and a half after the prophetic event, to which most people across the country had mourned in his funeral, which took place at the Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and remembered him for his unforgettable ideologies of eternally believing in a world of peace and harmony between humankind and mutantkind altogether.
In an interrogation with Captain America, a mourning and temporarily imprisoned Cyclops had grievously admitted to Rogers that Xavier has always been the one who's mainly responsible for whatever good was inside him and that his death was a tragic and personal loss to him but that it was worth it for the re-emergence of mutants, a claim that infuriates Rogers, despite it being true in the very end, revealing that more than millions of mutants who perished from the Legacy Virus and Essex's conquest have been finally restored back to life as months have passed after the event.
Final Wars for Mutantkind
In the conclusion of the Phoenix Prophecy, the mutant civil war was finished after the noble Xavier had selflessly sacrificed himself by convincing the Phoenix Force to possess him, in order to save both Jean's life, and restoring the lost population of mutant kind on Earth, which had costed him his own life in the end, in addition to the death of the Phoenix Force, which apparently had died with her seemingly last host. In the late aftermath of the Phoenix Prophecy, a unexpectedly re-emerged Trask Industries, with the permission of the newly-elected president of the United States, Larry Trask (the son of the late Bolivar Trask), and the morally-corrupt senator Mojo Adams, had publicly announced their first project since the mid 1980's, known as the Sentinel: Mark X Program.
According to the anti-mutant organization themselves and the anti-mutant president, the new program solemnly promised a definitive containment of the growing mutant threat. Among the model’s many upgrades is its ability to shape shift and physically adapt to environments, a remarkable trait that they were able to replicate, thanks to Nathan Essex's DNA, having to contain the genetic samples of both mutants Rogue and Mystique, in which they've recovered during the "X-t(In)ction Event." Because of these actions caused mainly because of one's hatred and aggression towards mutant kind, the mutant race was once again have to face the next largest threat on their own as both the heroic and evil forces of the mutant race were forced to assemble and at the same time, hide within the remote island of Magneto's Citadel, Genosha, in the meantime.
In the ultimate end of the final known mutant war unleashed by President Trask and Senator Adams that became the Sentinels Uprising, the mutant heroes, villains, and civilians alike were able to join forces in peace across the world through the use of the Cerebro and the Cerebra, in which Jean Grey and Emma Frost had used both the mutant-detecting devices to convince not just every hiding mutant, but also their supporters, to willingly protest across the streets of the cities their in, right in front of the corrupt authorities, as a part of their goal to impeach Trask and abolish the infamous Executive Order 3144 once and for all. With it, almost every living superhero across America decided to rebel against the regime United States Government, which was mostly revealed to be under the coercion of Senator Adams and his hypnosis tech, and finally free them from psychic enslavement.
Powers and Abilities
Homo Superior Physiology: Professor Charles Xavier was an Alpha-Level Mutant, an Omega Class Telepath, was said to possess the most powerful brain in existence, to be the world's greatest telepath and possessed vast psionic powers. He was able to read minds and project his own thoughts into the minds of others within a radius of 250 miles (on Earth). With extreme effort he can greatly extend that radius. When synced with Cerebro or Cerebra, he could connect to every mind on a planet.
- Telepathic Illusions
- Telepathic Cloak
- Mind Link
- Telepathic Camouflage
- Mind Blast
- Mind Control
- Mind Possession
- Mind Alteration
- Mental Amnesia
- Psionic Shield
- Mental Detection
- Mind Transferal
|Power Grid |
- Genius-level Intelligence
- Mutagenic Surgical and Therapy Expertise
- Ethical, Linguistic and Anthropological Expertise
- Enhanced Learning Capabilities
- Experimental Surgical Expertise
- Biochemistry Expertise
- Published Author
- Dark Side
- Hank McCoy's Serum (formerly)
- X-Men Blackbird
- X-Men X-Jet
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- ↑ Modern Comics: X-Men Vol 1 26
- No trivia.
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