12 Stupidest Decisions Made By Characters In X-Men Movies
12. Putting Rogue On The X-Men Team - X-Men
The first X-Men flick puts the audience in Rogues shoes for the opening act. Its a useful technique, allowing us mere humans a chance to see the X-Men initiation process through a rookies eyes. Denial! Acceptance! Boys! Wait, what? Alright, so she possesses one of the coolest powers of all the X-Men - she drains the life and abilities from anyone she touches - but the film focuses on her during her teenage years, as the torrent of normal hormones flooding her body are at odds with her mutant power. The long and short of that is that its impossible for her embark on any teenage boom-boom with Bobby as it would kill him. And that hurts her. With that in mind, it seems remarkably irresponsible of Xavier to basically make her a fully-fledged X-Men without much training. Why the Professor enlisted a such a newbie into the ranks - without thoroughly schooling her on the lethal nature of her ability - is baffling. Surely such a tender, confused kid should have been kept under close supervision? Instead of being allowed to wander aimlessly and get caught by Magneto....
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