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21 When did Professor X start walking? Isn't he supposed to be in a wheelchair?




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This article is from the X-Men Comic Books FAQ, by Kate the Short (racmx@yahoo.com) with numerous contributions by others.

21 When did Professor X start walking? Isn't he supposed to be in a wheelchair?

Although Xavier first appeared in a wheelchair in X-Men (vol. 1) #1, he
wasn't always disabled. A flashback in X-Men (vol. 1) #9 revealed that
he was first crippled in a fight with Lucifer. He remained in the
wheelchair until Uncanny X-Men #167, when his body was cloned by the
Shi'ar after his original body was destroyed by the Brood Queen. The new
body allowed him to walk, play sports, and serve as a member of the team
(albeit in an ugly black-and-yellow costume) until his legs were crushed
once again in a fight with the Shadow King in UXM #280. A year later, he
was shot and was infected with a techno-organic virus by Stryfe in UXM
#294. He was cured and was able to walk for a brief period in #297, but
was soon wheelchair-bound again. Most recently, he was able to walk after
mutant healer Xorn restored his legs, following Xavier's mind-switch with
twin sister Cassandra Nova in New X-Men #126, although New X-Men #146
revealed that it was a hoax--Magneto, as Xorn, had used nanotechnology
to support Charles' spine, and removed the support at the end of that
issue. Expect to see the Professor in a wheelchair for the time being.


 

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