Nerd War got a little delayed, because X1 was ill and she’s in charge of posting and this. And she forgot, because the cold took over! Sorry!
It’s a Nerd War! To reiterate Nerd War is our competition of who should be named best Marvel character of 2011! Each week one of us will nominate a character and give you a summary of their origins, love interests, and personality. The person who nominated the character will be on the For side for the character to go through, where as the other person will be against! This is a debate – and only the best will survive! It doesn’t matter if the character is good or evil, human, mutate, alien, mutant or the Juggernaut. They just have to be a Marvel Character. But with loads of characters, it might be a long wait before we get to round two ;).
This weeks nomination by X2 is Professor Xavier.
Charles Xavier is the mutant son of wealthy nuclear researcher, Dr Brian Xavier, and his wife Sharon Xavier. After Dr. Xavier’s death in an accident, Sharon married his colleague, Dr Kurt Marko whose son by a previous marriage, Cain Marko (he’s the Juggernaut b*tch!), bullied the young Charles. Dr. Marko favored the gentle, smart Charles to his own son. Sharon married Dr. Marko because she believed that it would be best for Charles.
Charles’ telepathic powers began emerging when he was still a boy, around ten, and, as he grew older, he learned to control them. With his powers, Charles had discovered that Dr. Marko cared only about his mother’s money. Dr. Marko quickly grew neglectful of Sharon, driving her to alcoholism, and abused both Sharon and Cain. Charles would link his mind to his mother’s, in an effort to share the abuse with her and alleviate it. Charles, once, used his telepathic powers to read Cain’s mind and explore the extent of his psychological damage, which only led to Cain becoming more aggressive toward him and Charles feeling Cain’s pain firsthand. Sharon died soon after and a fight erupted between Cain and Charles, that caused some of Dr. Marko’s lab equipment to explode. Mortally wounded, Dr. Marko dragged the two children out before dying.
Love interest: Ugh, well Charles has loved many women which he has all lost; Moira MacTaggert, Amelia Voight, Gabrielle Haller, and he even had a thing for Jean Grey at the beginning – honestly Xavier I thought you had better taste! But, we all know that Xavier’s love is Lilandra, the deceased former Empress of the Shi’ar who he was once married to :(.
Personality: Professor Xavier is one dignified mutant, he knows how to sort out bad situations just by using his words. But, as we all know as Kitty Pryde said, “Professor Xavier is a JERK!” – yeah he sometimes is. But, there is a dark side to the Prof. Onslaught, an entity of the mind he created. Why we have no idea!
Powers and Abilites: The Prof is basically the king of the telepaths. He’s had his powers since he was a kiddo, so he has full control over them. And the fact that he was genius, you wouldn’t want him to mess with your mind. The Prof is able to project his thoughts, perceive the thoughts of others, warp others perceptions, project mental illusions, induce mental pain and paralysis and take mental possession of others. He’s been known to mentally communicate with animals, learn abilities such as foreign language just by reading the foreign language centers of the brain and in turn, transmit knowledge to others. Xavier can also project his ‘astral form’ onto the Astral Plane. While in this form, the Astral Plane is his playground as he can pretty much manipulate reality to whatever he wants.
|X2’s Opinion: For||X1’s Opinion: Against|
|I absolutely love Professor X. He is my favourite mutant and Marvel character, of all time. Charles’ telepathic abilities are very strong, and very amazing – he can do many things via the mind.Charles is an ultra genius, this allows him to nearly always be a step ahead from the opposing team. Without this amazing telepath, mutants would probably have little hope on uniting with humans. I know X-men: Last Stand isn’t exactly true but, the fact that the Phoenix didn’t even kill him even though we saw him explode with our very eyes is just – Amazing. Every Marvel fan knows of his name. And Kitty Pryde’s comment on him being a jerk is absolutely wrong, Professor X is going to have to be harsh at times – come on every teacher is! Professor X’s love life is the only thing that annoys me; it’s the fact that he has loved so many women :S I just do not understand that aspect of his life. You do have to admit that without Prof X many mutants would be troubled and probably many humans killed. Professor X is the King of Marvel. There is no way Marvel would kill him off as they know how important and amazing he is. Charles puts so much effort into humans even though they have strong opinions against mutants.||Don’t get me wrong, I love the Prof, but I don’t think he’s good enough to win the title of ‘Best Marvel Character of 2011’. I totally get why X2 loves the Prof, but just because you love a character doesn’t make them the best. Another thing I must point out, Charles may be one powerful telepath, but he’s certainly not the best. He can’t even kill the Shadow King on the Astral Plane, and he struggles just to whop Phoenix’s butt! I beg to differ X2, but Charles doesn’t use his telepathy to read others minds without their consent or for no good reason, so he can’t be one step ahead of his opponents. What Kitty Pryde said about the Prof being a jerk, is so true! You only have to see how he treats Wolverine like a child, in the Dark Phoenix Saga – believe me you don’t want to see the Prof treat a guy whose really violent and 80 years old at the time like a child! Yes the Professor is a goodie-goodie, but he has a dark side – and it’s name is Onslaught. (No kidding.) Charles decided to wipe Magneto’s memory clean (A totally unethical thing to do Charles!) and create and evil side to his mind, called Onslaught! Yeah, the Prof has a dark side, so what we all do? You may say – but the Prof can’t even keep his dark side under control! It actually influences him sometimes – Charles has records of plans on how to kill his X-Men, just in case they did something wrong! Because of Onslaught, I have to deduct A LOT of points, Chuck! I love the Prof, but not enough to let him through to the next round.|
X1: For – 3; Against – 9
X2: For – 10; Against – 1
And Professor Charles Xavier goes through to the next round. Ahh…
(Photo of the real X-Men First Class vs Matthew Vaughn’s Faux Class, made by X1 and used by www.thecupcakerogues.com)
Nobody can actually be sure on what was going Mathew Vaughn’s head when he mixed up X-Men characters to make ‘X-Men: First class’, but I know it would’ve been a much better movie if he used the original team.
Heres the review of the cast.
James Mcavoy: Professor X- When I found out I laughed so much, his attempt to be like Prof X was hilarious! He kept on squeezing his index finger and his middle finger together: touching the side of his head(trying to show he’s using his telepathy). Half of the time I thought he was on his cellphone. And what was with the storyline of him growing up with Mystique! The freaking Juggernaut should-be in that film!
Michael Fassbender: Magneto- I had never heard of him before but he seemed to have this aura about him that made him look the part. His acting was off at times but it was quite cool when he stopped all the missiles with his magnetism. Magneto’s costume at the end of this movie was just… vile!
Kevin Bacon: Sebastian Shaw- He seemed like bad ass but his portrayal was crap! Shaw is supposed to be … I don’t know more manly… I do have to say it was funny when Magneto killed him with the coin.
Rose Byrne: Moira MacTaggert- THEY DIDN’T EVEN MAKE HER HAVE A SCOTTISH ACCENT! to be honest I think Vaughn just shoved her into the movie to make it more interesting for those who love the comics! They made her part of the CIA! What happened to her being a mutant researcher? And she didn’t even say “Chaaaaaaaallllleeesss!” in that movie – not even once!
Jennifer Lawrence: Raven Darkholme/ Mystique- Probably the worst portrayal! Mystique did not grow up with Professor X, he wasn’t even conceived when Mystique was a toddler. I really don’t understand why they make Mystique’s skin all bumpy and ugly – and they make her hair looked like its been weed on. The corniest scene had to be when she randomly named herself Mystique… WTH… what a stupid thing to do…
January Jones: Emma Frost- Ha Ha Ha, she shouldn’t have the right to portray Emma Frost! She acts like a complete idiot with barely any power, January Jones is too big to be Emma, I only think boys liked her because she had boobs. And what the hell was she wearing in that movie? Technically Emma shouldn’t even be in that film!
I do not like the way they make Angel go on Shaw’s side … it’s really annoying. And they make her seem like a Slut! She’s some Fly-Girl with acid vomit!
How could they make it as if Hank made Cerebro? Banshee and Havok were just hilarious. How can they kill Darwin when he’s indestructible his mutant power is to survive, he keeps on evolving! Hence the name Darwin!
After thinking about it you will realize how bad this film was it would seem amazing to those who don’t know the truth, but to those who do … you know what to think. X1 certainly has a strong opinion on it so watch out for her review when it comes up!
Piece out my Marvelites 😀