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.
[Cyclops doesn't know if Logan's an imposter]
Wolverine: Hey! It's me.
Cyclops: Prove it!
Wolverine: You're a dick.
[to Senator Kelly]
Magneto: Are you a God-fearing man, Senator? That is such a strange phrase. I've always thought of God as a teacher; a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding. You see, I think what you really fear is me. Me and my kind. The Brotherhood of Mutants. Oh, it's not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more.
[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.
[after getting in the car with Logan/Wolverine]
Rogue: You don't have anything to eat, do you?
[Logan reaches across her into the glove compartment and hands her something to eat]
Rogue: I'm Rogue.
[looks across the seat to look at him and spots his dog tag]
Rogue: Were you in the army? Doesn't, doesn't that mean you were in the army?
[she stops talking and looks around. She spots the trailer in the back]
Rogue: It's just that, suddenly my life doesn't look that bad.
Logan: Well, if you prefer the road...
Rogue: [quickly] No, it looks great. It looks cozy.
[They go quiet. Rogue begins to rub her cold hand together. Logan turns on the heater]
Logan: Put your hands on the heater.
[He reaches for her hand and she pulls back]
Logan: I'm not gonna hurt you kid.
Rogue: [shakes her head and puts back on her gloves] It's nothing personal. It's just that, when people touch my skin, something happens.
Rogue: I don't know, they just get hurt.
Logan: Fair enough. So, what kind of name is Rogue?
Rogue: I don't know. What kind of name is Wolverine?
Logan: My name is Logan.
Magneto: [pointing to 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.
Magneto: We are the future, Charles, not them. They no longer matter.
Rogue: You know, you should wear your seat belt.
Wolverine: Now look, kid, I don't need advice on auto...
Rogue: The first boy I ever kissed ended up in a coma for three weeks. I can still feel him inside my head. It's the same with you.
Wolverine: There's not many people that'll understand what you're going through. But I think this guy, Xavier, is one of them. He seems to genuinely want to help you. And that's a rare thing, for people like us. So... what do you say, we give these geeks one more shot?
[Marie smiles a little]
Wolverine: C'mon, I'll take care of you.
Rogue: You promise?
Wolverine: Yeah... Yeah, I promise.
Magneto: You "homo sapiens" and your guns!
[Sabretooth suddenly grabs Magneto by the throat]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: [through Sabretooth] That's enough, Eric!
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.
Magneto: No? Then release me.
[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.
Storm: Help us! Fight with us!
Logan: Fight with you! Join the team? Be an X-Man? Who the hell do you think you are? You're a mutant. The whole world out there is full of people who hate and fear you and you're wasting your time trying to protect them? I've got better things to do!
[In the ring, before the fight with Wolverine]
Emcee: Whatever you do, don't hit him in the balls.
Stu: You said "anything goes"!
Emcee: Anything goes, but he'll take it personal.
[At the Statue of Liberty]
Magneto: Magnificent, isn't she?
Rogue: I've seen it.
Magneto: I first saw her in 1949. America was going to be the land of tolerance. Peace.
Rogue: Are you going to kill me?
Magneto: Because there is no land of tolerance. There is no peace. Not here, or anywhere else.
Magneto: Why do none of you understand what I'm trying to do? Those people down there- they control our fate and the fate of every other mutant! Well, soon our fate will be theirs.
[Rogue screams for help]
Wolverine: You're so full of shit! If you're really so righteous, it'd be you in that thing.
[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 fool 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.
Wolverine: Magneto's right: there is a war coming. Are you sure you're on the right side?
Storm: At least I've chosen a side.
[about his claws]
Rogue: When they come out... does it hurt?
Wolverine: Every time.
Senator Kelly: I have here a list of names of identified mutants living right here in the United States.
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator...
Senator Kelly: Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. Now what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault, or the White House, or
[indicating the gallery]
Senator Kelly: into their houses?
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator, please...
Senator Kelly: ...and there are even rumors, Miss Grey, of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!
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.
[looks at 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?
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.
Sabretooth: [Sabretooth has Storm pinned to the wall]
Sabretooth: Scream for me.
Wolverine: Hey, bub, I'm not finished with you yet.
Senator Kelly: What the hell have you done to me?
Magneto: Senator, this is pointless. Who would take you in now that your one of us?
[Logan confronts Magneto for the first time]
Magneto: You must be Wolverine. That remarkable metal doesn't run through your entire body, does it?
Logan: What do you want with me?
Magneto: You? My dear boy, who ever said I wanted you?
[Logan looks at Marie]
Rogue: [tracing the passage along a map] Niagra Falls... up the Canadian Rockies, and then... it's only a few hundred miles to Anchorage.
Rogue's Boyfriend: Won't it be kinda cold?
Rogue: Well, that's the point, stupid, otherwise it wouldn't be an adventure!
Dr. Jean Grey: Ladies and gentlemen, we are now seeing the beginnings of another stage of human evolution. These mutations manifest at puberty, and are often triggered by periods of heightened emotional stress.
Senator Kelly: Thank you, Miss Grey! That was-quite educational. However it fails to address the issue which is the focus of this hearing. Three words: are mutants dangerous.
Dr. Jean Grey: That's an unfair question, Senator Kelly. After all, the wrong person behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous.
Senator Kelly: Well, we do license people to drive.
Dr. Jean Grey: But not to live.
Dr. Jean Grey: I think you'll be comfortable here.
Wolverine: Where's your room?
Dr. Jean Grey: With Scott, down the hall.
Wolverine: Is that your gift? Putting up with that guy?
Dr. Jean Grey: Actually, I'm telekinetic. I can move things with my mind.
Wolverine: Really? What kind of things?
Dr. Jean Grey: [shuts closet doors behind him with her mind] All kinds of things. I also have some telepathic ability.
Wolverine: Like the Professor?
Dr. Jean Grey: Nowhere near that powerful. But he's teaching me to develop it.
Wolverine: I'm sure he is. So read my mind.
Dr. Jean Grey: I'd rather not.
Wolverine: C'mon. You afraid you might like it?
Dr. Jean Grey: I doubt it.
[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?
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.
[commenting on the X-Men uniforms]
Wolverine: You actually go outside in these things?
Cyclops: Well, what would you prefer? Yellow spandex?
Logan: [finds Rouge stowing away in his trailer] Hey! What the hell are you doing?
Rogue: I'm sorry. I need a ride, I thought you could help me. I... I don't have any money. Could you give me a lift to the next town or...
Logan: [cutting her off] Get out!
Rogue: [as Logan pulls her out] But we're in the middle of nowhere. Where am I supposed to go?
Logan: [shrugs] I don't know.
Rogue: You don't know, or you don't care?
Logan: [cynical tone] Pick one!
Senator Kelly: Thank you, Miss Grey! That was-quite educational. However it fails to address the issue which is the focus of this hearing. Three words: are mutants dangerous. Three words: Are mutants dangerous?
Doctor Jean Grey: That's an unfair question, Senator Kelly. After all, the wrong person behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous.
Senator Kelly: Well, we do license people to drive.
Doctor Jean Grey: But not to live.
Storm: Do you know what happens to a toad when it's struck by lightning?
Storm: The same thing that happens to everything else.
[trapped inside the Statue of Liberty]
Cyclops: Storm, fry him!
Magneto: Oh yes! A bolt of lightning into a huge copper conductor. I thought you lived at a school?
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.
Mystique: [to Senator Kelly] You know, people like you are the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child.
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: You going to tell me to stay away from your girl?
Cyclops: If I had to do that, she wouldn't be my girl.
Wolverine: Well, then I guess you've got nothing to worry about, do ya, Cyclops?
Cyclops: It must burn you up that a boy like me saved your life, huh? Gotta be careful. I might not be there next time. Oh, and Logan - stay away from my girl.
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.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Where are you going?
Wolverine: To find her.
Wolverine: The traditional way: look!
Logan: There's someone here.
Logan: I don't know. Keep your eye open.
[Preparing Senator Kelly for the mutation machine]
Senator Kelly: What are you going to do?
Magneto: Let's just say God works too slow.
Cyclops: All right, we can insert here at the George Washington Bridge, come around the bank just off of Manhattan, land on the far side of Liberty Island, here.
Wolverine: What about harbor patrol? Radar?
Cyclops: If they have anything that can pick up our jet, they deserve to catch us.
Logan: Everybody get out of here!
Logan: I can't move.
Magneto: Ah, my brothers, welcome.
[Looks at Logan]
Magneto: And you,let's point those claws of your in the safer direction.
[Sabretooth has returned without Rogue]
Toad: Weren't you supposed to bring someone back with you?
Sabretooth: [growls] Shut up!
Logan: Have you ever...
Dr. Jean Grey: Used Cerebro? No. It takes a degree of control and for someone like me it's...
Stu: You owe me some money.
Stu's friend: Come on, Stu.
Stu: No one takes a beating like that without a mark to show for it.
Stu's friend: Come on, Stu...
Stu: [leans in, whispering] I know what you are.
Wolverine: You lost your money. You keep this up you'll lose something else.
Wolverine: Gotta get her out of there. Cyclops, can you hit it?
Cyclops: The ring's moving too fast.
Wolverine: Just shoot it!
Cyclops: I'll kill her!
Storm: You could fly right over the torch.
Wolverine: Then let me go. If I don't make it, then at least you can still blast the damn thing!
Cyclops: All right, do it. Jean use your power, try to steady him.
Storm: Hang on to something.
Wolverine: That tickles.
Dr. Jean Grey: Hey.
Dr. Jean Grey: How are you feeling?
[the bartender is pointing his shotgun at Wolverine]
Bartender: Get out of my bar, freak!
[Cyclops lands the plane abruptly]
Wolverine: You call that a landing?
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.
[Magneto shoots Rogue with a tranquilizer dart while she runs away]
Magneto: Young people.
[to Sabertooth, who has just been thrown through the wall by Storm]
Toad: Quit playin' around!
[Logan turns and looks at her]
Rogue: You running again?
Logan: No, not really. I've got some things to take care of up north.
[They stand in silence for a few moments, then Logan reaches out and plays with her hair, which now has a prominent white streak. She jumps back a little and then smiles]
Rogue: I kinda like it.
Rogue: I don't want you to go.
[Logan looks around at his small pack of stuff and then undoes his dog tags. Then he takes her hand, places them inside, then pushes her fingers over them. She looks up at him]
Logan: I'll be back for this.
[He turns and walks out the door with her staring after him, smiling]
Mystique: [as Bobby] Never use your power against another mutant.
Dr. Jean Grey: I saw Senator Kelly.
Magneto: So, the senator survived the fall, and the swim to shore. He's become more powerful than I imagined.
Dr. Jean Grey: He's dead. Just like all those people out there will be.
Storm: It's true. I watched him die.
Magneto: Are you sure you saw what you saw?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: Mankind is not evil, just... uninformed.
Wolverine: How is she?
Dr. Jean Grey: She's fine.
Dr. Jean Grey: I think she's still taken with you.
Wolverine: Well you can tell her... my heart belongs to... someone else.
Magneto: What happended?
Sabretooth: They knew.
[Magneto examins Wolverine's army dog tags that Sabertooth is now wearing]
Magneto: Where's the mutant now?
Sabretooth: With them.
Magneto: I have made the first move. That is all they know. Come, the UN summit is approaching. Time for our little test.
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.
[Storm comes back up through the elevator]
Toad: Don't you people ever die?
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.
Senator Kelly: What'd you do with Henry?
Magneto: Your aide, Mr. Gyrich, has been dead for some time, senator. I've had Mystique here keep you company. She takes so many shapes.
[Wolverine stabs Storm]
Wolverine: You're not one of the team!
[Storm collapses, and is revealed to be a disguised Mystique]
Magneto: [to Rogue] I am so sorry...
[forcibly transfers his powers to her]
Wolverine: [to Jean Gray] So... couldn't wait to get my shirt off again.
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?