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Professor Charles Xavier (Character)
from X-Men (2000)

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
[Charles reads Logan's mind]
Charles Xavier: [horrified] You poor, poor man...
Logan: Look past me.
Charles Xavier: No... I don't want your suffering, I don't want your future!
Logan: Look past my future... Look for YOUR future... That's it...

[observing Quicksilver play against himself at table tennis]
Hank McCoy: He is fascinating!
Charles Xavier: He's a pain in the ass.

Charles Xavier: [walks down stairs as a beasted up Hank and Logan fight] Hank? What's going on here?
Logan: Professor?
Charles Xavier: Please don't call me that.
Hank McCoy: Why? You know this guy?
Charles Xavier: Yeah... he looks slightly familiar. Get off the bloody chandelier, Hank!
[Hank drops down from hanging on it ]
Logan: You can walk?
Charles Xavier: You're a perceptive one.
Logan: I thought Erik...
Charles Xavier: Which makes it slightly that you managed to miss our sign on the way in. This is private property, my friend...
[points at Hank]
Charles Xavier: ...I'm going to have to ask him to ask you to leave.
Logan: Well, I'm afraid I can't do that because, uh... because I was sent here for you.
Charles Xavier: Well, tell whoever it was that sent you that I'm... busy.
Logan: Well, that's gonna be a little tricky. Because the person who sent me, was you.
Charles Xavier: What?
Logan: About fifty years from now.
Charles Xavier: About fifty years from now? Like, in the future "fifty years from now"?
Logan: Yeah.
Charles Xavier: I sent you from the future?
Logan: Yeah.
Charles Xavier: Piss off.

Charles Xavier: I'm just not very good with violence...
[the elevator doors open and Charles sees Erik]
Erik Lehnsherr: Charles.
[Charles punches him, knocking Erik to the ground, then winces in pain himself]
Erik Lehnsherr: Good to see you too, old friend.

Logan: We're gonna need Magneto...
Charles Xavier: That man is a monster! He is held hundred floors beneath THE most heavily guarded building in the world.

Logan: Listen to me, you piece of shit! I watched a lot of good people die, and I came back to stop that from happening!
Charles Xavier: We all gotta die sometime.
[walks off]
Hank McCoy: [to Logan] I told you, there's no professor here.

[Charles reads Logan's mind, and appears in the future]
Professor X: Charles.
Charles Xavier: Charles.
[looks around]
Charles Xavier: Is this what becomes of us? Erik was right. Humanity does this to us.
Professor X: Not if we show them a better path.
Charles Xavier: You still believe?
Professor X: Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever. Sometimes, we all need a little help.
Charles Xavier: I'm not the man I was. I open my mind up and it almost overwhelms me.
Professor X: You're afraid. And Cerebro knows it.
Charles Xavier: All those voices... so much PAIN.
Professor X: It's not their pain you're afraid of. It's yours, Charles. And as frightening as it can be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, .it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It's the greatest gift we have: to bear their pain without breaking. And it comes from the most human part of us: hope. Charles, we need you to hope again.

[Charles appears just as Raven points a gun at Trask]
Raven: Get out of my head, Charles!
Charles Xavier: Raven, please do not make us the enemy today.
Raven: Look around you, we already are!
Charles Xavier: Not all of us, Raven. All you've done so far is save the lives of these men. You can show them a better path.
Hank McCoy: [to Xavier] Shut her down, Charles!
Charles Xavier: I've been trying to control you since the day we met, and look where that's got us... everything that happens now is in your hands. I have faith in you, Raven.

Hank McCoy: What if, whatever we do can't be changed? What if Raven will kill Trask anyway? What if that is who she is?
Charles Xavier: Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever.

Charles Xavier: I'll do it, to save her. Not for your future whatever.
Logan: Fair enough.

Charles Xavier: Hank... could you help me upstairs?
[Hank gets Charles to his wheelchair]
Hank McCoy: Are you sure about this?
Charles Xavier: Absolutely not.

[last lines]
Charles Xavier: The past: a new and uncertain world. A world of endless possibilities and infinite outcomes. Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment, a moment in the ripple of time. Enough ripple, and you change the tide... for the future is never truly set.

Charles Xavier: He's being held hundred floors under the most heavily guarded building on the planet.
Logan: Why is he in there?
Charles Xavier: Oh, he forgot to mention you?
[laughs]
Hank McCoy: [whispers to Logan] Uh, JFK.
Logan: [surprised] He killed...?
Charles Xavier: How else would you explain a bullet miraculously curving through the air? Erik always had his way with guns.

Erik Lehnsherr: If you let them have me, I'm as good as dead. You know that.
Charles Xavier: I know.
Erik Lehnsherr: Goodbye, old friend.
Charles Xavier: Goodbye, Erik.
[Magneto and Mystique escape]
Hank McCoy: Are you sure you should let them go?
Charles Xavier: Yes. I have hope for them. There's going to be a time, Hank, when we're all together.

Erik Lehnsherr: I didn't kill the President.
Charles Xavier: The bullet curved, Erik.
Erik Lehnsherr: Because I was trying to save him. They took me out before I could.
Charles Xavier: [looks at Erik] Why would you try and save him?
Erik Lehnsherr: Because he was one of us.

Hank McCoy: The power's back on.
[Charles has communicated with his older self]
Charles Xavier: Yes. Yes, it is.

Charles Xavier: When did you last see her?
Erik Lehnsherr: The day I left for Dallas.
Charles Xavier: And how was she?
Erik Lehnsherr: Strong. Driven. Loyal.
Charles Xavier: How... how was she?
Erik Lehnsherr: She was... We were... I could see why she meant so much to you. You should be proud of her, Charles. She's out there fighting for our cause.
Charles Xavier: YOUR cause. The girl I raised, she was not capable of killing.
Erik Lehnsherr: You didn't raise her. You grew up with her. She couldn't stay a little girl forever. That's why she left.
Charles Xavier: She left because you got inside her head.
Erik Lehnsherr: That's not MY power.

Charles Xavier: [to Logan] You know, I think I do remember you now. Yeah... a tall angry fellow with contentious hair. We came to you a long time ago seeking your help. And I'm gonna say to you what you said to us then: fuck off!

[trying to calm a disoriented Logan]
Charles Xavier: You're on acid... somebody gave you really bad acid...

Charles Xavier: [failing to use Cerebro] You don't understand, it's not a question of being rusty! I can flip the switches, I can turn the knobs, but my power doesn't comes from here...
[Points to his mind]
Charles Xavier: [points at his heart] It comes from here. And it's broken... I feel like one of my students, helpless... It was a mistake coming down here. It was a mistake freeing Erik. This whole thing has been one, bloody mistake! I'm sorry, Logan, but they sent back the wrong man!
[starts to exit Cerebro]
Logan: You're right. I am... Actually, it was supposed to be you. But I was the only one who could physically make the trip. And, uh, I don't know how long I've got here... But I do know, that a long time ago - actually a long time from now - I was your most helpless student, and you unlocked my mind. YOU showed me what I was, you showed me who I could be. I don't know how to do that for you; you're right, I don't... but I know someone who might. Look into my mind.
Charles Xavier: You saw what I did to Cerebro. You don't want me inside your head.
Logan: There's no damage you can do that hasn't already been done, trust me.

Charles Xavier: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! This is a code red situation! We are evacuating the entire floor, so that we - my, uh
[looks at Logan]
Charles Xavier: ... associate and I can, uh, secure the prisoner.
Surveillance Guard #1: Who are you?
Charles Xavier: We are... special operations CBFECI... C. Look: perhaps you didn't hear me when first I spoke, but it's *imperative* that you understand we are in *complete* lock down situation. We have to get you to the third floor...
Logan: [Rolling his eyes irritatedly, he grabs a pot and swiftly knocks the guards out, leaving Charles dumbfounded; he turns to him sarcastically] Oh, I'm sorry. Were you finished?

Charles Xavier: [to Raven/Mystique] I'm going to keep you safe. I'm going to keep you out of their hands.
[Erik uses his power to draw a gun to his hand which he aims at Raven]
Raven: Erik?
Charles Xavier: Erik... what are you doing?
Erik Lehnsherr: Securing our future. Forgive me, Mystique. As long as you're out there, we'll never be safe.
Hank McCoy: Erik...
Raven: Use your power, Charles. Stop him.
Charles Xavier: I...
Raven: He can't.
[She flees. Hank dives at Erik causing him to release the gun, but he uses his powers to pull the trigger anyway. She leaps out the window, but Erik curves the bullet's trajectory to hit her in the right calf, embedding it there]

Logan: Whatever happens from now, promise me one thing. Storm, Scott, Jean... you'll look out for these names and protect them.
Charles Xavier: I'll do my best, Logan.

Logan: [sees young Xavier for the first time] You can walk?
Charles Xavier: Aren't you the clever one.

Erik Lehnsherr: How did you lose them?
Charles Xavier: The treatment for my spine affects my DNA.
Erik Lehnsherr: You sacrificed your powers so you could walk?
Charles Xavier: I sacrificed my powers so that I could sleep!... What do you know about it?
Erik Lehnsherr: I've lost my fair share.
Charles Xavier: Hah! Dry your eyes, Erik. Doesn't justify what you've done.
Erik Lehnsherr: You have no idea what I've done.
Charles Xavier: I know that you took the things that mean the most to me.
Erik Lehnsherr: Well, maybe you should have fought harder for them!
Charles Xavier: [stands up] If you want to fight, Erik, then I will give you a fight!
Logan: Sit down!
Erik Lehnsherr: [raises his hand calmly] Let him come.
Charles Xavier: [grabs Erik] You abandoned me! You took her away, and you abandoned me!
Erik Lehnsherr: Angel. Azazel. Emma. Banshee. Mutant brothers and sisters, all dead!
[the plane's controls start to freeze up and dive]
Erik Lehnsherr: Countless others, experimented on, butchered!
Hank McCoy: Erik!
Erik Lehnsherr: Where were you, Charles? We were supposed to protect them! Where were you when your own people needed you? Hiding! You and Hank! Pretending to be something you're not!
Hank McCoy: [at the controls] Erik!
[the plane steadies]
Erik Lehnsherr: You abandoned us ALL!

Logan: If you had your powers you'd know I was telling the truth.
Charles Xavier: How do you know I don't have...
[pause]
Charles Xavier: Who are you?
Logan: I told you.
Charles Xavier: Are you CIA?
Logan: No.
Charles Xavier: Have you been watching me?
Logan: I know you, Charles. We've been friends for years. I know your powers came when you were nine. I know you thought you were going crazy when it started; all the... voices in your head, and it wasn't until you were 12 that you realized the voices were in everyone else's head. Do you want me to go on?
Charles Xavier: I never told anyone that.
Logan: Not yet, no, but... you will.
Charles Xavier: All right, you've piqued my interest. What do you want?
Logan: We have to stop Raven. I need your help. We need your help.
Charles Xavier: [emotional] I think I'd like to wake up now...
[walks away]
Hank McCoy: [to Logan] What does she have to do with this?

[deleted scene]
Charles Xavier: [to Raven] You'd be giving Trask exactly what he wants, a reason for humanity to fear and hate us...
Raven: You think they need a reason?
[turns blue]
Raven: Do you honestly think they'll ever be able to see me like this, and feel anything but fear? YOU can't even look at me!

[Charles stumbles and grabs his head]
Logan: You okay?
Charles Xavier: [points at his legs] When this goes... this comes back!
[points at his head]

Charles Xavier: You must think me so foolish. We've always said they would come after us.
Erik Lehnsherr: I never imagined they'd use Raven's DNA to do it.

Logan: So I wake up in my younger body, God knows where, and then what?
Professor X: You'll need to go to my house and find me. Convince me of all this.
Logan: Won't you be able to read my mind?
Professor X: I didn't have my powers in 1973. Logan, you're going to have to do for me what I once did for you: lead me, guide me. I was a very different man then. You'll have to be patient with me.
Logan: [scoffs] Patience isn't my strongest suit.
Magneto: You'll need me as well.
Logan: What?
Magneto: After Mystique left Charles, she came with me, and I set her on a dangerous path, a darker path. It's going to take the two of us, side by side at a time when we couldn't be further apart.
[Logan looks at Professor X, who nods]
Logan: Great. So where do I find you?
Magneto: Well, it's complicated...

Professor X: What's the last thing you remember?
Logan: Drowning...

Professor X: So many battles waged over the years... and yet, none like this. Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change each other and unite? Is the future truly set?

Professor X: Mutants, we now find ourselves on the edge of extinction.

[first lines]
Professor X: The future: a dark, desolate world. A world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves... change our fate? Is the future truly set?

Professor X: Logan, don't you have a class to teach?
Logan: A class... to... teach?
Professor X: Aye, history.
Logan: History... Well, actually I could use some help with that.
Professor X: Help with what?
Logan: Pretty much everything since 1973.
[Professor then looks at Logan]
Logan: I think the history I know is a little bit different.
[the Professor reads his mind, and understands]
Professor X: Welcome back.
Logan: It's good to see you, Charles. It's good to see all of you.
Professor X: [smiles] Well, I had a promise to keep. You and I have a lot of catching up to do.

Magneto: Charles, are you sure this will work?
Professor X: I have complete faith in him.
Magneto: It's not him I'm worried about. It's us. We were younger, more brash. We didn't know any better.
Professor X: We will now.

Professor X: Raven was a dear friend of mine...
Kitty Pryde: What happened?
[Magneto takes a quick look at the Professor]
Professor X: I drove her away.


X-Men: First Class (2011)
Professor Charles Xavier: Ready for this?
Erik Lehnsherr: Let's find out!

Professor Charles Xavier: [to Eric] There's so much more to you than you know, not just pain and anger. There's good in you too, and you can harness all that. You have a power that no one can match, not even me.

[about the Class going into action]
Professor Charles Xavier: They're just kids...
Erik Lehnsherr: No, they WERE kids. Shaw has his army, we need ours.

Erik Lehnsherr: Excuse me, I'm Erik Lehnsherr.
Professor Charles Xavier: Charles Xavier.
Logan: Go fuck yourself.

[Magneto halts the missile barrage and directs it upon the fleet]
Professor Charles Xavier: Erik, you said yourself we're the better men. This is the time to prove it. There are thousands of men on those ships. Good, honest, innocent men! They're just following orders.
Erik Lehnsherr: I've been at the mercy of men just following orders. Never again.

Dr. Moira MacTaggert: You know, one day the government is going to realize that how lucky they were to have Professor X on their side.
Professor Charles Xavier: I suppose I am a real professor, aren't I? Next thing you know, I'll be going bald. We're still on the government side, Moira. We're still G-Men. Just without the "G".
Dr. Moira MacTaggert: No. You're your own team now. It's better. You're X-Men.
Professor Charles Xavier: Yes, I like the sound of that.

Hank McCoy: Are you sure we can't shave your head?
Professor Charles Xavier: Don't touch my hair.

Erik Lehnsherr: You never looked better, man.
[pats Hank on the shoulder, Hank grabs Erik by the throat]
Professor Charles Xavier: Hank!
Hank McCoy: Don't mock me!
Professor Charles Xavier: Hank, put him down immediately, please. Hank! Hank!
[Hank lets him go]
Erik Lehnsherr: I wasn't.

Professor Charles Xavier: [to Angel] How would you like a job where you get to keep your clothes on?

Erik Lehnsherr: [before Charles uses Cerebro for the first time] What an adorable lab rat you make, Charles.
Professor Charles Xavier: Don't spoil this for me, Erik.
Erik Lehnsherr: I've been a lab rat. I know when I see one.

Sean Cassidy: You truly believe I'll fly this time?
Professor Charles Xavier: Unreservedly.
Sean Cassidy: I trust you.
Professor Charles Xavier: I'm touched.
Sean Cassidy: [pointing at Hank] I don't trust him.
Professor Charles Xavier: [to Hank] Say nothing.
Sean Cassidy: I'm gonna die!
Professor Charles Xavier: Alright. Look, we're not gonna make you do anything without...
Erik Lehnsherr: Here, let me help you.
[pushes Sean off the antenna]
Professor Charles Xavier: Erik!
Erik Lehnsherr: What? You know you were thinking the same.

Professor Charles Xavier: Would you like to see another magic trick?
Man In Black Suit: Yes!
Professor Charles Xavier: [Using powers, gives order] Get in the car.
Man In Black Suit: Good idea.

Professor Charles Xavier: I can't feel my legs.

Professor Charles Xavier: A new species is being born. Help me guide it, shape it, lead it.

Raven Darkholme: [In mutant form] Would you date me?
Professor Charles Xavier: [Looking down and concentrating on writing] Of course I would. Any young man would be lucky to have you. You are stunning.
Raven Darkholme: Looking like this?
Professor Charles Xavier: Like... What?
[Looks up]
Professor Charles Xavier: Blue?
[Thinks about the question]
Professor Charles Xavier: You are my oldest friend.
Raven Darkholme: I am your only friend.
Professor Charles Xavier: [laughs] Thank you for that.
Raven Darkholme: Well?
Professor Charles Xavier: I am incapable of thinking of you that way. I feel responsible for you. Anything else would just feel wrong.
Raven Darkholme: But what if you didn't know me?
Professor Charles Xavier: Unfortunately, I do know you. God, I don't know what's gotten into you lately. You're awfully concerned with your looks.

Professor Charles Xavier: [Erik leaves the covert CIA research base with the CIA files on Shaw] From what I know about you, I am surprised you managed to stay this long.
Erik Lehnsherr: What do you know about me?
Professor Charles Xavier: Everything.
Erik Lehnsherr: Then you know to stay out of my head.
Professor Charles Xavier: I am sorry Erik, but I've seen what Shaw did to you. I felt your agony. I can help you.
Erik Lehnsherr: I don't need your help.
Professor Charles Xavier: Don't kid yourself, you needed my help last night, it's not just me you are walking away from. Here you have the chance to be part of something much bigger than yourself. I won't stop you leaving. I could, but I won't.
[Xavier walks away]
Professor Charles Xavier: Shaw's got friends. you could do with some.

Angel Salvadore: [Erik gives Angel a big tip] For that, daddy-o, you get a private dance.
[In the private dance room]
Angel Salvadore: You guys know it's a double for both, right?
Professor Charles Xavier: Mmm, now that won't be necessary, although I am sure it would be magical...
[Erik cuts in]
Erik Lehnsherr: We were thinking more, we'll show you ours, if you show us yours.
Angel Salvadore: Baby, that's not the way it works around here.
[Erik clicks his fingers and raises the champagne chiller]
Erik Lehnsherr: More tea, vicar?

Professor Charles Xavier: I can't stop thinking about the others out there, all those mind that I touched. I could feel them, their isolation, their hopes, their ambitions. I tell you we can start something incredible, Erik. We can help them.
Erik Lehnsherr: Can we? Identification, that's how it starts. And ends with being rounded up, experimented on and eliminated.
Professor Charles Xavier: Not this time. We have common enemies, Shaw, the Russians. They need us.
Erik Lehnsherr: For now.

Professor Charles Xavier: You know, I believe that true focus lies somewhere between rage and serenity. Would you mind if I...
[Charles makes a gesture to request permission to read Erik's mind]
Erik Lehnsherr: [Erik signals approval and while Charles reads Erik minds. We see moments of Erik's childhood with his mother] What did you just do to me?
[Both Erik and Charles cries]
Professor Charles Xavier: I accessed the brightest corner of your memory system. It's a very beautiful memory, Erik. Thank you.
Erik Lehnsherr: I didn't know I still had that.
Professor Charles Xavier: There is so much more to you than you know. Not just pain and anger. There is good, too. I felt it. When you can access all of that, you will possess a power no one can match. Not even me.

Professor Charles Xavier: Shaw's declared war on mankind on all of us, he has to be stopped.
Erik Lehnsherr: I am not gonna stop Shaw, I am gonna kill him. Do you have it in you to allow that?
[Erik pauses while Charles shifts in his chair uneasy]
Erik Lehnsherr: You known all along why I was here Charles, but things have changed. What started as a covert of mission, tomorrow mankind will know mutants exist. Shaw, us, they won't differentiate. They'll fear us. And that fear will turn to hatred.
Professor Charles Xavier: Not if we stop a war, not if we can prevent Shaw, not if we risk our lives doing so.
Erik Lehnsherr: Would they do the same for us?
Professor Charles Xavier: We have it in us to be the better man.
Erik Lehnsherr: We already are! We are the next stage of human evolution, you said it yourself...
Professor Charles Xavier: [cuts in] No, no...
Erik Lehnsherr: Are you really so naive as to think that they won't battle their own extinction? Or is it arrogance?
Professor Charles Xavier: [looks at Erik in disagreement] I am sorry.
Erik Lehnsherr: After tomorrow, they are gonna turn on us. But you are blinded because you believe they are all like Moira.
Professor Charles Xavier: And you believe they are all like Shaw.
[leans forward]
Professor Charles Xavier: Listen to me very carefully, my friend: killing Shaw will not bring you peace.
Erik Lehnsherr: Peace was never an option.

Raven Darkholme: [in her mutant form naked] You know sometimes I wonder what my life would've been like if you haven't found me here that night.
Professor Charles Xavier: Sorry what, you...
[Charles looks up from the fridge and saw her]
Professor Charles Xavier: Yaah! God's sake Raven. Where are your clothes? Pu... put... put some clothes on.
[tries not to look at her directly]
Raven Darkholme: That's not what you said when you first saw me. But I guess pets are always cuter when they are little, right?
Professor Charles Xavier: Raven, I don't know what's gotten into you lately. I swear you've been in a good mood. Hank, he tells me that he has found the answer to your cosmetic
[slight pause]
Professor Charles Xavier: problem. You gonna tell me what's the matter or I have to read your mind.
Raven Darkholme: You promised me you would never do that.
Professor Charles Xavier: Until recently, I never had to use my powers to know what you were thinking Raven.
Raven Darkholme: You know Charles, I use to think it's gonna be you and me against the world. But no matter how BAD the world gets, you don't wanna be against it do you? You want to be part of it.
[Raven stands up and leaves angrily]

[a deflected bullet fired by Moira towards Erik hits Charles]
Erik Lehnsherr: [to Charles] I am so sorry.
Erik Lehnsherr: [Erik looks at Moira] YOU! You did this!
[Erik begins to strangle Moria with her necklace. Raven, Hank, Alex, and Sean walks toward Erik in order to stop him]
Erik Lehnsherr: I SAID BACK OFF!
[Erik throws Hank, Alex, and Sean into the air leaving Raven on the ground]
Professor Charles Xavier: Wait, please. She didn't do this, Erik. You did.
[Erik releases Moira]
Erik Lehnsherr: [Erik speaks apologetically towards Charles] Us turning on each other, it's what they want. I tired to warn you, Charles. I want you by my side. We're brothers, you and I. All of together, protecting each other. We want the same thing.
Professor Charles Xavier: My friend. I'm sorry, but we do not.

[Erik points toward the American and Soviet ships docked at sea]
Erik Lehnsherr: This society won't accept us. We form our own. The humans have played their hand, now we get ready to play ours. Who's with me?
Erik Lehnsherr: [to Mystique] No more hiding.
[Raven walks towards Erik but turns and kneels beside Charles and Moira; Erik looks disappointed]
Professor Charles Xavier: [to Raven] Go with him. It's what you want.
Raven Darkholme: You promised me that you would never read my mind.
Professor Charles Xavier: [whimpers in pain] I promised you... a lot... of things.
[a pause]
Raven Darkholme: [to Moira] Take good care of him.
[Raven walks towards Erik and is joined by Angel, Janus Quested, and Azazel. The five hold hands]
Raven Darkholme: And one more thing. BEAST!
[Raven places free her hand on her chest]
Raven Darkholme: Mutant and Proud!
[Beast reacts with disgust, Erik gestures at Azazel and they vanish]

Professor Charles Xavier: [to Erik] You're not alone.

Professor Charles Xavier: Heterochromia was in reference to your eyes which I have to say are stunning. One green, one blue. It's a mutation. It's a very groovy mutation. I've got news for you, Amy. You are a mutant.
Co-Ed: First you proposition a girl, then you call her deformed. How is that seduction technique working for you?
Professor Charles Xavier: I'll tell you in the morning. No, seriously, you mustn't knock it. Mutation took us from single-celled organisms to being the dominant form of reproductive life on this planet. Infinite forms of variation with each generation, all through mutation.
Co-Ed: Then let's reclaim that word. Mutant and proud.

Raven Darkholme: "Mutant and proud."
Professor Charles Xavier: What?
Raven Darkholme: Or is it the with pretty mutations, or invisible ones like yours? But if you're a freak, you better hide.
Professor Charles Xavier: You're being ridiculous. I don't mean to sound like an old fart.
Raven Darkholme: Which you are.
Professor Charles Xavier: Sometimes. But we've talked about this, Raven. A small slip up is one thing. A big one does not bear thinking about it.

Erik Lehnsherr: Hank has been busy.
Alex Summers: Do we really have to wear these?
Professor Charles Xavier: As none of us mutated to endure extreme g-force or being riddled by bullets, I suggest we suit up.

Erik Lehnsherr: [Shaw's mind is frozen by Charles] If you're in there, I'd like you to know that I agree with every word you said. We are the future. But, unfortunately, you killed my mother. This is what we're gonna do.
[holds up the coin]
Professor Charles Xavier: No! Please, Erik, no!
Erik Lehnsherr: I am going to count to three and I'm going to move the coin. One.
[moves the coin at Shaw's head]
Professor Charles Xavier: Please, Erik!
Erik Lehnsherr: Two. Three.
[puts the coin through Shaw's head, Charles screams]

Emma Frost: You can stop trying to read my mind, sugar. You're never going to get anything from me while I'm like this.
[Erik and Charles subdue Emma]
Erik Lehnsherr: So then you can just tell us. Where's Shaw?
[uses metal to crack Emma's diamond form]
Professor Charles Xavier: That's enough, Erik. Erik, that's enough!
[Erik stops]
Erik Lehnsherr: All yours, Charles. She won't be shifting into diamond form anytime soon. If she does, just give her a tap.

Professor Charles Xavier: Something tells me you already know the answer to your question.

Professor Charles Xavier: Mutation. It is the key to our evolution. It is how we have evolved from a single-cell organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few millennia evolution leaps forward.

Armando Muñoz: Where to, fellas?
Erik Lehnsherr: Richmond, Virginia.
Armando Muñoz: So you want the airport? The station? What?
Professor Charles Xavier: We were rather hoping you'd take us all the way.
Armando Muñoz: That's a six-hour drive.
Erik Lehnsherr: [stops the cab meter] That would give us plenty of time to talk.

Professor Charles Xavier: Heterochromia.
Co-Ed: A gentleman would at least offer to buy me a drink first.
Professor Charles Xavier: Heterochromia is in reference to your eyes, which I have to say are stunning. One green, one blue. It's a mutation. It's a very groovy mutation. I've got news for you, Amy. You are a mutant.
Co-Ed: First you proposition a girl and then you call her deformed. How is that seduction technique working for you?
Professor Charles Xavier: I'll tell you in the morning.

Professor Charles Xavier: To Homo neanderthalensis, his mutant cousin, Homo sapiens, was an aberration. Peaceful cohabitation, if it ever existed, was short-lived. Records show, without exception, that the arrival of the mutated human species in any region was followed by the immediate extinction of their less-evolved kin.

[Erik grabs Shaw's helmet and puts it on]
Professor Charles Xavier: Erik, don't do this! Be the better man! If you do this there will be no turning back...!
Erik Lehnsherr: Sorry Charles. It's not that I don't trust you...

Professor Charles Xavier: [after Charles and Hank apply a duct tape with an X Mark on it] Wonderful work, Hank. Alright Alex, I want you to hit the X. Just the X, keep that in mind.
Alex Summers: [gets shocked] You SERIOUS?
Professor Charles Xavier: [seriously] I'm very serious.
[Alex then focuses his vision on the X. He then creates an energy blast from his rings to the prototype Hank made, and hits the X. Both Charles and Hank are flabbergasted and laugh]
Hank McCoy: Am I still a Bozo?
Alex Summers: Yes, Hank you're still a bozo.
[Hank frowns]
Alex Summers: But, nice job.

[first lines]
Charles Xavier: Mother. What are you... I thought you were a burglar.
Mrs. Xavier: I didn't mean to scare you, darling. I was just getting a snack. Go back to bed. What's the matter? Go on, back to bed.I, I'll make you a hot chocolate.
Charles Xavier: Who are you? And what have you done with my mother?
Charles Xavier: [telepathically in her mind] My mother has never set foot in this kitchen in her life. And she certainly never made me a hot chocolate, unless you count ordering the maid to do it.
[Mrs Xavier nervously changes into a scared blue-skinned girl]
Young Raven: You're not... scared of me?
Charles Xavier: I always knew I couldn't be the only one in the world. The only one who was different. And here you are. Charles Xavier.
[takes her hand]
Young Raven: [hesitant] Raven.
Charles Xavier: You're hungry and alone. Take whatever you want. We've got lots of food. You don't have to steal. In fact, you never have to steal again.


X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Jean Grey: [wakes up from a nightmare] I saw the end of the world. I could feel all this death...
Charles Xavier: Jean, it was just a dream.

Moira MacTaggert: [opens a CIA folder] Ever since the world found out about mutants in '73, there have been cults who see them as some kind of second coming or sign of God. I was tracking one of them. They call themselves Ashir En Sabah Nur, named after an ancient being they believe to be the world's first.
Alex Summers: World's first what?
Moira MacTaggert: The world's first mutant.
Alex Summers: I thought mutants didn't evolve till this century.
Moira MacTaggert: That's the common theory, yes, but these guys believe that the first mutant was born tens of thousands of years ago and they believe he will rise again. They've been searching ancient sites all around the world for clues. These hieroglyphs describe the specific set of powers greater than any man can possess.
Charles Xavier: Do you think he lived in all that time?
Moira MacTaggert: Yes and no. They believe that he had the ability to transfer his consciousness from body to body and whenever he was close to death, he would just take on a new body. Some of these made with the bodies of mutants, enabling him to take their powers amassing various abilities over the years.
Charles Xavier: An all-powerful mutant?
Moira MacTaggert: Exactly. And wherever this being was, he always had four principle followers, disciples, protectors he would imbue with powers.
Alex Summers: Like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He got that one from the Bible
Moira MacTaggert: Or the Bible got it from him? And wherever he ruled, eventually it would end in disaster, cataclysm, some kind of... apocalypse.
Charles Xavier: The end of the world...

Charles Xavier: [senses Apocalypse with Cerebro] I've never felt power like this before...
[his eyes go black]

Charles Xavier: Oh God... he can control all of us!

Charles Xavier: He means to destroy this world... billions of people killed.

Charles Xavier: The world's already begun rebuilding its arsenals.
Erik Lensherr: It's human nature, Charles.
Charles Xavier: I still have hope.
Erik Lensherr: [wry laugh] Oh, yes. Hope.
Charles Xavier: I was right about Raven. I was even right about you.
Erik Lensherr: What about the rest of the world? Doesn't it ever wake you up in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they'll come for you, and your children?
Charles Xavier: It does indeed.
Erik Lensherr: What do you do when you wake up to that?
Charles Xavier: I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul that comes to my school looking for trouble.

Charles Xavier: It's all of us, against a god!

Charles Xavier: Erik, don't join them...
Erik Lensherr: Whatever you think you saw in me, I buried it with my family.

Apocalypse: It's over, Charles. You're finished. You're mine now.
Charles Xavier: You will never win.
Apocalypse: And why is that?
Charles Xavier: Because you are alone... and I am not.
[Jean Grey appears]

Charles Xavier: Think of your wife, think of your daughter. What would they have wanted?
Magneto: They would have wanted to live.

Charles Xavier: You sure I can't convince you to stay?
Erik Lensherr: You're psychic, Charles. You can convince me to do anything.
Charles Xavier: Goodbye, old friend.
Erik Lensherr: Good luck, Professor.

Charles Xavier: Thank you for letting me in.

Charles Xavier: Alex, destroy Cerebro! Wreak havoc!

[reciting Apocalypse's message to the world]
Charles Xavier: This message is for one reason alone: to tell the strongest among you...
Apocalypse: Those with the greatest power, this earth will be yours!
Charles Xavier: Those with the greatest power... protect those without. That's my message to the world.

[first lines]
Charles Xavier: Mutants: born with extraordinary abilities, and yet still, they are children stumbling in the dark, searching for guidance. A gift can often be a curse. Give someone wings, and they may fly too close to the sun. Give them the power of prophecy, and they may live in fear of the future. Give them the greatest gift of all, powers beyond imagination, and they may think they are meant to rule the world.

Charles Xavier: Once you know the extent of your power, then you can learn to control it.

[psychic battle]
Charles Xavier: You're in my house now!
Apocalypse: [starts to grow] You'll need a bigger house.

Charles Xavier: [using Cerebro] It's her.
Hank McCoy: Who?
Charles Xavier: Moira.
Hank McCoy: Wha- Moira MacTaggert?
Charles Xavier: Mhmm.
Hank McCoy: Give me the details.
Charles Xavier: Well, she looks amazing. She's barely aged a day.

Hank McCoy: You wanna go see Moira.
Charles Xavier: I wanna go check her out- check out... the situation.
[clears throat]

Alex Summers: [about Moira] So you really haven't seen her in all these years? And you never looked her up? Not even in Cerebro?
Charles Xavier: [chuckles] Alex, what do you take me for, some kind of pervert? I- Yes, I looked her up once. Twice, but not in a long time, alright?

Apocalypse: [crafts a helmet for Erik] A gift, to honor your past life and your future role.
Charles Xavier: And what about me? Do I have any role to play in this madness?
Apocalypse: You have the most important role of all...
[straps Charles down on a table]
Apocalypse: Despite my long life, there is one thing I can not do that you can: be everywhere... be everyone.
Charles Xavier: No... no! Get out! GET OUT!

[deleted scene]
Charles Xavier: [to Storm] You're not comfortable with all this, are you? You're not like them.
Ororo Munroe: Don't try to get in my head.
Charles Xavier: I don't have to read your mind to know what it is you're thinking. You're not a killer.
Ororo Munroe: You don't know me. You didn't grow up in a place where superstition and dark religion hold a lot more sway than your degrees, Professor. I barely survived my own village, my own family. They all thought I was a curse on the Earth.
Charles Xavier: Are you going to prove them right? Are you going to prove them right?


X-Men (2000)
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Ah, Logan. I'd like you to meet Ororo Monroe, also called Storm. This is Scott Summers, also called Cyclops. They saved your life. I believe you already know Dr. Jean Grey. You are in my School for the Gifted for Mutants. You'll be safe here from Magneto.
Wolverine: What's a Magneto?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: A very powerful mutant. He believes that a war is brewing between mutants and the rest of humanity. I've been following his activities for some time. The man who attacked you is an associate of his called Sabertooth.
Wolverine: Sabertooth?
[looks at Storm]
Wolverine: Storm.
[looks at Xavier]
Wolverine: What do they call you? "Wheels"? This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Students.
[looks at Cyclops]
Wolverine: And Cyclops, right?
[grabs Cyclops]
Wolverine: You wanna get outta my way?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Logan, it's been almost fifteen years, hasn't it? Living from day to day, moving from place to place, with no memory of who or what you are.
Wolverine: Shut up!
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Give me a chance. I might be able to help you find some answers.
Wolverine: How do you know?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: [telepathy] You're not the only one with special gifts.

[Logan has found his way to the Professor's office]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I'm Charles Xavier. Would you like some breakfast?
Logan: Where am I?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Westchester, New York. My people brought you here for medical attention.
Logan: I don't need medical attention.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Yes, of course.

[the X-Men help Senator Kelly, a victim of Magneto's mutant machine]
Senator Kelly: I was afraid they'd...
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Treat you like a mutant?
[pause]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: We're not what you think. Not all of us.
Senator Kelly: Tell that to the ones who did this to me.

Magneto: You "homo sapiens" and your guns!
[Sabretooth suddenly grabs Magneto by the throat]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: [through Sabretooth] That's enough, Eric!
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: [through Toad] Let them go!
Magneto: Why not come out where I can see you, Charles?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: What do you want her for?
Magneto: [taps his helmet] Can't you read my mind?... What now? Save the girl? You'll have to kill me, Charles. And what will that accomplish? Let them pass that law, and they'll have you in chains with a number burned into your forehead!
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: It won't be that way!
Magneto: Then kill me and find out.
[pause]
Magneto: No? Then release me.
[pause, Toad turns away, freed from the control, but Sabretooth retains his grip]
Magneto: Fine.
[sets off the guns with his magnetism, halting the bullets before they pierce the policemen's bodies]
Magneto: Care to press your luck, Charles? I don't think I can stop them all.
[Sabretooth releases Magneto]
Magneto: Still unwilling to make sacrifices. That's what makes you weak. Goodbye, Charles.

[discussing Wolverine]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: There are more powerful mutants out there. Why should this one be so important?
Cyclops: Maybe it's his way with people.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: You don't like him?
Cyclops: How could you tell?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Well, I am psychic, you know.

Wolverine: What did she do to me...?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Whenever Rogue touches someone, she takes their energy: their life force. In the case of mutants, she absorbs their gifts for a short while; in your case your ability to heal.
Wolverine: Felt like she killed me...
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: If she held on any longer, she could have.

[first lines]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: [narration] Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.

Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Where are you going?
Wolverine: To find her.
Storm: How?
Wolverine: The traditional way: look!

Cyclops: Wait a second! You said this machine draws its power from Magneto, and that it weakened him.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Yes, in fact it nearly killed him.
Wolverine: He's going to transfer his power to Rogue and use her to power the machine.

Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Mankind is not evil, just... uninformed.

Dr. Jean Grey: [after examining Wolverine] The metal is an alloy called adamantium, supposedly indestructible. It's been surgically grafted to his entire skeleton.
Storm: How could he have survived a procedure like that?
Dr. Jean Grey: His mutation. He has uncharted regenerative capabilities, enabling him to heal rapidly. It also makes his age impossible to determine. He could very well be older than you, Professor.
Cyclops: Who did this to him?
Dr. Jean Grey: He doesn't know. Nor does he remember anything about his life before it happened.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Experimentation on mutants. It's not unheard of, but I've never seen anything like this before.
Cyclops: What do you think Magneto wants with him?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I'm not entirely sure it's him Magneto wants.

Cyclops: [about Wolverine] He's not one of us. There's no way he's going to take orders.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Give him an order worth following. He'll take it.

Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: [at a map] This is a military base situated near Alkali Lake. It isn't much, but if you go there, you might get a few clues as to what happened to you.
Wolverine: Thank you.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: [reading Logan's mind] Are you going to say goodbye to her?

[last lines]
[Xavier and Magneto play a game of chess at Magneto's cell]
Magneto: Does it ever wake you in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they will pass that foolish law or one just like it, and come for you? And your children?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: It does, indeed.
Magneto: What do you do, when you wake up to that?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul who comes to that school... looking for trouble.
Magneto: [halts the game, sighs] Why do you come here, Charles?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?
Magneto: Ah, yes. Your continuing search for hope.
[motions to the guard to take Xavier away]
Magneto: You know this plastic prison of theirs won't hold me forever. The war is still coming, Charles. And I intend to fight it, by any means necessary.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: And I will always be there, old friend.

[Charles senses someone at Senator Kelly's hearing]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Eric, what are you doing here?
Magneto: Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Don't give up on them, Erik.
Magneto: What would you have me do, Charles? I've heard these arguments before.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: That was a long time ago. Mankind has evolved since then.
Magneto: Yes, into us.
[Magneto turns and looks at the Professor]
Magneto: [taps his head] Are you sneaking around in here, Charles? Whatever are you looking for?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I'm looking for hope.
Magneto: I will bring you hope, old friend, and I ask only one thing in return - don't get in my way.
[strides off]
Magneto: We are the future, Charles, not them! They no longer matter!


X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Prof. Charles Xavier: [final words to Jean] Don't let it control you.
[gets disintegrated]

Ororo Munroe: I don't understand. Magneto's a fugitive. We have a mutant in the cabinet, a president who understands us. Why are we still hiding?
Prof. Charles Xavier: We're not hiding. But we still have enemies out there. And I must protect our students. You know that.
Ororo Munroe: Yes, but we can't be students forever.
Prof. Charles Xavier: [chuckles] Storm, I hadn't thought of you as my student for years. In fact, I thought that, perhaps, you might take my place some day.
Ororo Munroe: But Scott's...
Prof. Charles Xavier: Scott's a changed man. He took Jean's death so hard. Yes, things are better out there. But you, of all people, know how fast the weather can change.
Ororo Munroe: There's something you're not telling us.

Eric Lensherr: Did you think you were the only one of your kind, young lady?
Prof. Charles Xavier: We're mutants, Jean. We're like you.
Young Jean Grey: Really? I doubt that.
[everything behind her begins to levitate]
Eric Lensherr: Oh, Charles, I like this one.

Prof. Charles Xavier: [to Class] When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything. Will it be used for the greater good? Or will it be used for personal or for destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. Why? Because we are mutants.
Kitty Pryde: But Einstein said that ethics are an exclusive human concern, without any superhuman authority behind it.
Prof. Charles Xavier: Einstein wasn't a mutant, so far as we know.

Phoenix: [levitating everything in the room, the dropping it when The Professor and Magneto enter the room] I knew you'd come.
Prof. Charles Xavier: Of course. I've come to take you home.
Phoenix: I have no home.
Prof. Charles Xavier: Yes, you do. You have a home, and a family.
Eric Lensherr: You know he thinks your power is too strong for you to control.
Prof. Charles Xavier: Eric...
Eric Lensherr: I don't believe your mind games are going to work anymore, Charles.
Phoenix: So you want to control me?
Prof. Charles Xavier: No.
Eric Lensherr: He does.
Prof. Charles Xavier: No, I want to help you.
Phoenix: Help me? What's wrong with me?
Eric Lensherr: Absolutely nothing.
Prof. Charles Xavier: Eric, stop!
Eric Lensherr: No, Charles, not this time. You've always held her back!
Prof. Charles Xavier: For your own good, Jean.
Phoenix: [throws a lamp across the room telekinetically] Stay out of my head!

Prof. Charles Xavier: I don't have to be psychic to see that something's bothering you.

Logan: Who's the furball?
Dr. Hank McCoy: Hank McCoy, Secretary of Mutant Affairs
Logan: Right, right. The secretary. Nice suit.
Prof. Charles Xavier: Henry, this is Logan. He's, uh...
Dr. Hank McCoy: Wolverine. I hear you are quite an animal.
Logan: Look who's talkin'.

[first lines]
Eric Lensherr: I still don't know why *I'm* here. Couldn't you just make them say yes?
Prof. Charles Xavier: Yes, I could, but it's not my way. And I would expect you, of all people would understand my feelings about the misuse of power.
Eric Lensherr: Ah, "power corrupts" and all that. Yes, I know, Charles. When are you going to stop lecturing me?
Prof. Charles Xavier: When you start listening. And you're here because I need you.

Marie: Is it true? Can they cure us?
Prof. Charles Xavier: Yes, Rogue. It appears to be true.
Ororo Munroe: No, Professor. They can't cure us. You want to know why? Because there's nothin' to cure. Nothing's wrong with you. Or any of us, for that matter.

Logan: You're talkin' about a person's mind here, about Jean.
Prof. Charles Xavier: She has to be controlled.
Logan: Control? You know, sometimes when you cage the beast, the beast gets angry.

Prof. Charles Xavier: Since the dawn of existence, there have always been moments when the course of history shifted. Such a turning point is upon us now: the conflict between the better and worst angels of our very nature, whose outcome will change our world so greatly there will be no going back. I do not know if victory is possible. I only know that great sacrifice will be required. And because the fate of many will depend on a few, we must make the last stand.

Logan: [shocked] She killed Scott...
Prof. Charles Xavier: What have you done?

[after credits]
Dr. Moira MacTaggart: Good morning.
[tends to her patient, who suddenly looks at her]
Prof. Charles Xavier: Hello, Moira.
Dr. Moira MacTaggart: ...Charles?


X-Men 2 (2003)
Professor X: William.
William Stryker: Please, Xavier, don't get up.
[electronic static]
William Stryker: I call it the neural inhibitor. It keeps you outta here.
Professor X: What have you done with Scott?
William Stryker: Don't worry. I'm just giving him a little reeducation. Of course, you know all about that, don't you?
Professor X: William, you wanted me to cure your son. But mutation is not a disease.
William Stryker: You're lying. You were more frightened of him than I was. You know, just one year after Jason returned from your school... my wife - you see he resented us. He blamed us for his condition. So he would toy with our minds... projecting visions and scenarios into our brains. Well, my wife, in the end... she took a power drill to her left temple in an attempt to bore the images out. My boy, the great illusionist.
[crackling]
Professor X: For someone who hates mutants... you certainly keep some strange company.
William Stryker: Oh, they serve their purpose... as long as they can be controlled.
Professor X: You arranged the attack on the president.
William Stryker: You didn't even have to read my mind. You know, I've been working with mutants as long as you have, Xavier... but the most frustrating thing I've learned is that nobody really knows how many even exist or how to find them - except you. Unfortunately this little potion won't work on you, will it? You're much too powerful for that. Instead we'll go right to the source. Allow me to introduce mutant 143. The fluid secreted by his brain acts as a mind-controlling agent.
[machinery hissing]
William Stryker: But that's only where it begins.
Professor X: Jason. Oh, my God, William. This is your son. What have you done to him?
William Stryker: No, Charles! My son is dead... just like the rest of you.
[hissing continues, Xavier gasps]

Magneto: Charles Xavier. Have you come to rescue me?
Professor X: Sorry, Eric. Not today.
Magneto: To what do I owe the pleasure?
Professor X: The assassination attempt on the president. What do you know about it?
Magneto: Nothing. Only what I read in the papers. You really shouldn't have to ask, Charles.
Professor X: What's happened to you?
Magneto: I've had frequent visits from William Stryker. You remember him, don't you?
Professor X: William Stryker.
Magneto: His son, Jason, was once a student of yours, wasn't he?
Professor X: Yes. Years ago. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to help him... at least not in the way his father wanted.
Magneto: And now you think that taking in the Wolverine will make up for your failure with Stryker's son. You haven't told him about his past, have you?
Professor X: I've put him on the path. Logan's mind is still fragile.
Magneto: Is it? Or are you afraid of losing one of your precious X-men... old friend?
Professor X: Eric, what have you done?
Magneto: I'm sorry, Charles. I couldn't help it.
Professor X: What have you told Stryker?
Magneto: [sighs] Everything.
[gas emits]
Magneto: The war has begun.
Professor X: Scott!
Magneto: You should've killed me when you had the chance!

[Pyro gets into a fight with some kids in the food court, and sets one's clothes on fire. Bobby puts it out with a jet of ice. Just as everyone is staring at them, they freeze. There is dead silence]
Rogue: Bobby, what did you do?
Bobby: I didn't do this.
Professor X: No, I did.
[Professor X. wheels up]
Professor X: And the next time you feel like showing off... don't.

[looking over Stryker's confidential papers]
President McKenna: How did you get these?
Professor X: Well, let's just say I know a little girl who can walk through walls.

[first lines]
Professor X: [voiceover] Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute.

Wolverine: I need you to read my mind again.
Professor X: Logan, the mind isn't just a box that can be unlocked and opened, it's a beehive with many...
Wolverine: Spare me the lecture.

Professor X: Logan, my tolerance for your smoking in the mansion notwithstanding, continue smoking that in here, and you'll spend the rest of your days under the belief that you're a six-year-old girl.
Wolverine: You'd do that?
Professor X: I'd have Jean braid your hair.

Professor X: [connected to Cerebro] These lights represent every living person on the planet. These white lights are the humans... and these are the mutants. You see, Logan? We're not as alone as you think.

[Jean and Storm are headed off to Boston to find Nightcrawler]
Professor X: I'm sending you the coordinates of his location right now
Storm: Lets just hope he cooperates...
Professor X: Yes, for his sake. Good luck.

Professor X: Mr President, we're here to stay. The next move is yours.
Wolverine: We'll be watching.


"X-Men: Graduation Day (#5.14)" (1997)
Professor Charles Xavier: Cyclops: were I your father, I would tell you that no son could ever be truer.

Professor Charles Xavier: Wolverine: loner, you have found a family. Wild savage, you have found dignity. Cynic, you have found faith.

Professor Charles Xavier: Rogue: unable to touch, yet look around you - you will find that you have touched us all.

Professor Charles Xavier: Storm: my beautiful Storm, mighty as a hurricane, gentle as a summer rain.

Professor Charles Xavier: Gambit: how often must a scoundrel prove himself a hero, before he believes it himself.

Professor Charles Xavier: Jubilee: you are the future. When I look at your face, I see hope.

Professor Charles Xavier: Jean: first in my heart. Your courage allowed you to see things no other human ever has, yet remain the same innocent child I met so very long ago.

Professor Charles Xavier: Morph: it's nice to see you home. In facing your fears, you have truly proven yourself an X-Man.

Beast: Is there anything I can do, Charles?
Professor Charles Xavier: [quoting Hamlet] "The friends thou hast, and thy adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel."

Professor X: Hello, Magnus. Surely you have more impressing business than nursing an old friend.
Magneto: Nothing more important.
Professor X: Thank you. It seems I have quite an audience. Thank you all. I'm grateful to have the chance, to say goodbye.


X-Men: Next Dimension (2002) (VG)
Professor Charles Xavier: Farewell, my children... And good luck.

Professor Charles Xavier: So an arrangement was made. The exact details were unclear, but one thing was for certain: none of this would fare well for those of us bearing an X. But if there is one thing the X-men can be counted upon to handle, it is adversity.

Professor Charles Xavier: As precarious as our situation was, I realized there was one thing that could make it worse: Magneto. After the downfall of his former kingdom of Genosha, Magneto had retreated from the world. With all that faced the X-Men already, I counted us fortunate that my one-time friend had not been drawn into the conflict.

Professor Charles Xavier: Such was the severity of the situation, that no one noticed that Wolverine's wounds from the previous battle had not yet healed. And such is the calibre of the man known as Wolverine, that he pressed on, saying nothing at all to the others.

Professor Charles Xavier: A hasty council of war was held consisting of some of the most powerful mutants alive. Their mutual goal: end this new threat before it ends them. Nothing short of the fate of mutantkind hung in the balance.


Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro (2001) (VG)
[Spider-Man enters the Danger Room and finds Rogue and Professor X waiting for him]
Spider-Man: Whoa! This looks interesting.
Rogue: This is to practice your zip-line ability, Spider-Man. These are the only places you may touch. If you touch anywhere else, you fail.
Spider-Man: All or nothing, huh, lady? All right. I'll give it a whirl.
Rogue: Oh, yeah. You can't web-swing either for this one.
Spider-Man: Trying to make this easy, eh? Stand back, people! Be back in a jiff!
Professor X: Remember, Spider-Man, you can only touch the green areas.
Spider-Man: Green, right! Got it!

[Spider-Man enters the Danger Room for the first time and finds Professor X waiting for him]
Professor X: Well, Spider-Man, I see you have decided to take advantage of Beast's offer to train in our state of the art Danger Room. This exercise will test one of your greatest abilities, web-swinging. To complete this mission, you need to turn all of the green areas blue by landing on them or walking over them. Be careful, though. Do not touch the red areas or you will fail the mission.
Spider-Man: Okay, Prof. This should be a piece of cake. I was born for this sort of thing.

[Spider-Man enters the Danger Room and finds Professor X waiting for him]
Professor X: This mission utilizes another of your web abilities, the web yank. You can pull both enemies and some objects by pressing down at the same time you press the web button. You can yank to the side by pressing diagonally down to the left or right and the web button to yank in those directions. Follow my instructions and make your attempt.
Spider-Man: Sounds easy enough. You going to do that talking-in-my-head thing? Ew! It's so creepy!
Professor X: I intend to do just that, Spider-Man.
Spider-Man: O-kay, then.

[Spider-Man enters the Danger Room and finds Professor X and Rogue waiting for him]
Professor X: In this mission, Spider-Man, you will practice using your L2 targeting feature. When there are multiple targets on screen, you can easily cycle through them by pressing the L2 button repeatedly. When you have your target, press up and the web button to fire impact webbing at it.
Rogue: Hit *only* the green targets. You'll fail the mission if you hit the red ones.
Spider-Man: Simple enough. Do I get a prize for this? I could use a stuffed rabbit for my girl.

[Spider-Man enters the Danger Room and finds Professor X and Rogue waiting for him]
Professor X: This mission tests your L1 aiming abilities. You must make it to the top of the tower without touching the black area.
[Rogue flies up and shows where each target is up the tower]
Professor X: Use your L1 targeting button to aim and then R2 to swing to the target.
Spider-Man: Ah. This will come in handy for rescuing cats out of trees.


Pryde of the X-Men (1989) (TV)
Juggernaut: What's wrong Charlie? No warm welcome for your dear step-brother?
Professor Charles Xavier: You've always been welcome in my home Kane. It's your choice of friends I question.

Kitty Pryde: Ugh! What is that?
Professor Charles Xavier: That is Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler has mastered the art of line-of-sight teleportation.

Professor Charles Xavier: You can come out now. You were told to remain at the Mansion.
Kitty Pryde: I couldn't. It's my fault Magneto has the power circuit. I've got to help stop him!
Professor Charles Xavier: What you plan to do is very dangerous.
Kitty Pryde: I have to help! The world Magneto wants to destroy is MY world too! Oh, Professor, wish me luck!
[goes into space]
Professor Charles Xavier: Good luck, my dear. Good luck to us all.


"X-Men: Evolution: Strategy X (#1.1)" (2000)
[Cyclops chuckles nervously]
Professor Charles Xavier: You must be very careful Scott. Fortunately no one was seriously injured.
Cyclops: Come on, professor! I'm packing a bazooka behind each eyeball. What do you want from me?
Professor Charles Xavier: *Control* Scott. That's what you're here to learn. It's what you're all here to learn.
[to Kurt]
Professor Charles Xavier: Scott's eyes emit a powerful beam.

Toad (Todd Tolensky): What are you supposed to be? Some kind of ratty plush toy?
Nightcrawler: [sniffs and grimaces] At least I don't smell like a pair of unwashed lederhosen.
Toad (Todd Tolensky): You furry blue freak! Come here!
[Kurt disappears and then reappears]
Nightcrawler: As you kids say in America: neener, neener, neener.
[Toad and Nightcrawler keep on fighting until Kurt teleports them into the danger room]
Nightcrawler: What is dast?
Toad (Todd Tolensky): You askin' me, fool? You brought us here.
Professor Charles Xavier: [telepathically to Jean Grey and Cyclops] Jean. Scott. Nightcrawler and Toad transported into the Danger Room.
Cyclops: Oh no! The Danger Room has automated defences!
Professor Charles Xavier: Get in there and shut it down.

Cyclops: No offense, Professor, but Todd has the hygene of a dead pig.
Professor Charles Xavier: Nevertheless, Scott. we must welcome everyone here.


"X-Men: Cold Comfort (#3.15)" (1995)
Wolverine: So what are we up against with this Iceman?
Professor X: We're not against him, Wolverine.
Wolverine: So then we're with him?
Professor X: Of course not; he's destroying federal property!
Wolverine: Boy, I'm glad we cleared that up.


"X-Men: Evolution: Uprising (#4.5)" (2003)
Professor Charles Xavier: So, Hank, what is your assessment of the new dome?
Beast: Well, for one thing, they're not actually domes. They're spheres. The pyramids are completely encased in them.
Professor Charles Xavier: Ah, so, no tunneling underneath?
Beast: You had to know it wasn't gonna be that easy. As we've seen, any energy directed at them is multiplied and repulsed... violently.
Professor Charles Xavier: What of the pyramids themselves?
Beast: From what I've learned, both date back to 3000 BC, roughly the same date as Apocalypse's rule in ancient Egypt.
Professor Charles Xavier: Significance?
Beast: We scientists have a special term for that called "I don't know."


X-Men Legends (2004) (VG)
Professor Charles Xavier: What do you say, Alison Crestmere? Would you consider joining our team?
Magma: Yes! Yes! I'd love to! Do I get a cool code name?
Wolverine: How about "Pebbles"?
Storm: Oh, hush, Logan.


"X-Men: Evolution: On Angel's Wings (#2.9)" (2001)
Beast: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained strangers unawares.
Professor Charles Xavier: Shakespeare?
Beast: The Bible.


"X-Men: Evolution: Ascension: Part 1 (#4.8)" (2003)
[telepathic conversation]
Professor X: I am Charles Xavier.
En Sabah Nur: I know who you are.
Professor X: Then you know I've merely come to talk. To discuss what you're planning, and...
En Sabah Nur: I have planned nothing. I am but an instrument of destiny.
Professor X: But it's a destiny of destruction!
En Sabah Nur: The future came to me in that craft. I have embraced it, and merged with its technology so that I may lead the evolution of the human race!
Professor X: The human race does not need your help.
En Sabah Nur: Hmmph! Since when has mankind ever known what it needs?
Professor X: You have to know that somehow, you will be stopped.
En Sabah Nur: What I know is... it will not be by you.


"X-Men: Evolution: Ascension: Part 2 (#4.9)" (2003)
Professor Charles Xavier: [In the aftermath of the victory over Apocalypse] Thanks to you all, we have averted catastrophe. It was not without its price, however. But steel is forged through fire, and like it, we have been made stronger. We are prepared for what the future brings. I know this, because I have glimpsed it in the mind of Apocalypse.
[image of protesters near Capitol Hill]
Professor Charles Xavier: Many challenges still await us, but I saw some who have been our enemies become friends.
[image of Magneto training the New Mutants]
Professor Charles Xavier: And, with a heavy heart, I saw the dearest of friends become the most terrible enemies.
[image of Jean transforming into the Phoenix as a bird of prey cries out]
Professor Charles Xavier: I saw my X-Men grow and change.
[image of X-Men as adults]
Professor Charles Xavier: And, of course, I saw that some people never change.
[Image of Brotherhood as adults, then of Sentinels]
Professor Charles Xavier: But one thing was clear - that no matter what awaits us, terrible or wondrous, the X-Men will always be there, ready. And of that, I am proud.
[Image of entire X-Men team, then credits roll]


Superhero Movie (2008)
Professor Xavier: But pumpkin, I don't see nobody.
Mrs. Xavier: Don't call me pumpkin. It ain't Halloween.


"X-Men: Evolution: Mainstream (#3.3)" (2002)
Professor Charles Xavier: You have been chosen to take the first step into this new world. To lead the way, to be a beacon of hope for mutants yet to come. This is not only a big responsibility, it is an honor. I'm always astonished by the wondrous things that can be built on the ashes of tragedy. For even in the face of bigotry and discrimination, the X-Men will endure.


"X-Men: The Final Decision (#1.13)" (1993)
Mastermold: Mutants!
Senator Robert Kelly: It's Mastermold!
Mastermold: I cannot be destroyed!
Professor X: You are the living embodiment of all that is evil and unjust in humankind. You must be destroyed!


"X-Men: Night of the Sentinels: Part 2 (#1.2)" (1992)
Jean Grey: AAAHHH!
Professor Charles Xavier: What's wrong, Jean?
Jean Grey: [takes off Cerebro helmet and falls to her knees] It's Morph. Can't you feeling it?
Professor Charles Xavier: [puts on Cerebro helmet] Morph? I don't sense anything.


"X-Men: Beyond Good and Evil: Part 3 (#4.10)" (1995)
Archangel: I want to go with you!
Professor Charles Xavier: There's no room on this mission for vengeance.
Wolverine: I dunno... Revenge can sure help ya focus!


"X-Men: Days of Future Past: Part 1 (#1.11)" (1993)
Professor Charles Xavier: I have seen the future. We have failed. All is lost. How can it be? A world condemned to darkness. And it's all our fault.


"X-Men: Enter Magneto (#1.3)" (1992)
Professor Charles Xavier: [on Sabretooth] He was near death.
Wolverine: Not near enough.


"X-Men: Days of Future Past: Part 2 (#1.12)" (1993)
Cyclops: Kelly's gone, Professor! There must've been more mutants in that gang than we knew about!
Professor Charles Xavier: I don't believe this is the work of the same gang.
Jean Grey: Why not, Professor?
Professor Charles Xavier: Because my watch has stopped.
Cyclops: I don't understand. Why is that important?
[the Professor holds up his watch, and drops it... it sticks to his chair]
Professor Charles Xavier: Because it's been magnetized.


The Wolverine (2013)
[during the credits]
[as Logan checks into an airport, he notices metallic items levitating. Suddenly, he is frozen and is confronted by Magneto]
Logan: What do you want?
Magneto: There are dark forces, Logan. Human forces building a weapon that could bring about the end of our kind. What do I want? I want your help.
Logan: Why would I trust you?
Magneto: You wouldn't.
[Magneto releases Logan. Logan sees that everyone around him is frozen]
Charles Xavier: [wheels up] Hello, Logan.
Logan: How is this possible?
Charles Xavier: As I told you a long time ago, you are not the only one with gifts.


"X-Men: The Juggernaut Returns (#3.17)" (1995)
Professor Charles Xavier: [psychically] Brother, we must talk. I will meet you in our mind.
[Xavier and Juggernaut appear in a canyon]
Professor Charles Xavier: The X-Men have brought the Ruby of Cyttorak to give you back your powers - to save your life.
Juggernaut: [contemptously] Ha! What's in it for you?
Professor Charles Xavier: The satisfaction of knowing I saved your life.
Juggernaut: That changes nothing. I'll always be you're living nightmare.
Professor Charles Xavier: That is my burden to bear.
Juggernaut: I don't care!
[grabs Xavier by his lapels and hoists him off the ground, the rocky landscape starts exploding]
Juggernaut: Can't you get that through your thick skull?
Professor Charles Xavier: Perhaps one day you will.
[Xavier's image disappears]


X2 - Wolverine's Revenge (2003) (VG)
Wolverine: [Entering Weapon X] Ey, Chuck. I'm in.
Professor Charles Xavier: Excellent news.
Wolverine: Yeah, but hold on the fireworks. Security here is tighter then one of Jean's costumes.