Dr. Moira MacTaggert
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Dr. Moira MacTaggert (Character)
from X-Men: First Class (2011)

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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Dr. Moira MacTaggert: I'm going to use an asset the CIA didn't issue me...
[starts to strip]

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.

Dr. Moira MacTaggert: Who destroyed the statue?
Hank McCoy: It was Alex.


X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Dr. Moira MacTaggart: [on a videotape] Mutant ethics arise when discussing which of two rights is for a greater good. For instance, would it be wise to transfer the mind of a dying father, into a comatose patient? The answer to this question is the core of mutant ethics...

[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: Apocalypse (2016)
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...


"X-Men: Graduation Day (#5.14)" (1997)
Dr. Moira MacTaggart: You cannot ignore our readings, Hank. It's a miracle we've been able to keep him going this long.
Beast: Yes. We are only human... for lack of a better expression.