12 Things Fox Want You To Forget Before X-Men: Days Of Future Past
11. That Professor X Was Paralysed On Two Separate Occasions
X-Men: First Class is pretty clear what caused Charles Xavier to end up in a wheelchair, after Magneto turned rogue and accidentally left his friend feeling uncomfortably numb, which definitely happened in the '60s. But then, at the start of The Last Stand when the bald professor and his many-time foe are seen happily going to visit Jean Grey together in the '70s, without so much as a hint of hostility between them, and crucially with Xavier still standing. That walky revelation continues until 1985 at least, according to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, when Xavier is shown summoning the mutant children out of the Stryker's mutant prison, though presumably whatever it was that caused his condition as originally imagined happened at some point from the late '80s to 2000, when X-Men came out, and he was in a wheelchair again. So wait, in Days Of Future Past is Professor Xavier pulling some sort of elaborate benefits fraud to claim incapacity payments? Is he pulling everyone's leg throughout the 1970s, or did he simply realise that his telepathic powers made it possible to project an image of himself walking into the minds of everyone he came into contact with for around 30 years, before getting sick of basically having to create an elaborate wig to cover his discomfort?