We’re going over all the deaths Professor Charles Xavier of the X-men has suffered, in the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.
Mutants seem to be popping up all over the Marvel Cinematic Universe little by little. Were they always with us? Hidden? We can’t deny that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver weren’t the first mutants and more so after what we saw in WandaVision. We don’t forget Billy and Tommy. Wicca and Speedy. But the first mutants to officially step through the veil of marvel studios was Kamala Khan better known as Mrs. Wonder who in his series discovered his incredible abilities inherited from his great-grandmother but at the same time also knew that some kind of mutation existed in his genes. And of course. The first. The most emblematic and the most representative. Professor Charles Xavier in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Where we discovered the Marvel Cinematic Universe 838 Professor X variant.
The leader of the X-Men was also part of this world’s Illuminati. But we have already seen that the Scarlet Witch was not nonsense and what happened happened. In all cases. The arrival of Professor Xavier announces the beginning of a new era. The Age of the Children of the Atom. The New Age of Mutants. Marvel Studios’ X-Men. And to warm up the engines. and in homage We’ll go over every death Professor Charles Xavier has suffered across the Multiverse and every known era of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.
Starting with the anime series, going through new and old movies. including Logan. And of course. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Patrick Stewart was arguably one of the best casting decisions for Fox’s X-Men film adaptation in turning Star Trek Enterprise’s Captain Picard into the iconic Professor Charles Xavier. Patrick Stewart gave us Professor X in the flesh. But taking into account the Marvel Multiverse and the obvious connections that Professor Xavier presented from the movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with Professor Xavier from the 90s X-Men animated series. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to pay tribute to him.
And it is that the Charles Xavier of this mythical series would be the prey of a mental illness that cost him his life despite the fact that at the last moment they managed to save him thanks to the appearance of Lilandra, his lover and empress of another galaxy. Who promised to save him but at the cost of a permanent distance from Earth.
But that doesn’t mean just in bed. The X-Men mourned the death of Charles Xavier. And they had to say goodbye to him. It wasn’t death per se, but something more metaphorical. But it is undoubtedly Professor Xavier’s final farewell in the X-Men series that will mark the end of this television adaptation in its fifth season.
Years later… Charles Xavier will reappear with the face of Patrick Stewart on the big screen in the film X-Men in 2000. With the adaptation of Children of Atom, the superhero genre will definitely be reborn on the big screen. Since then X-Men and Spider-Man have enabled a new era for superhero cinema that lasts today.
In X-Men, they have been able to faithfully adapt the spirit with which these strange heroes were born, feared and hated by the world they were sworn to protect. And they took the adaptation a step further. Since transferring to the real world was a challenge from which they achieved unprecedented success, turning Fox’s mutant franchise into one of the production company’s most successful franchises.
Patrick Stewart introduced us to an affable, discreet, charismatic and inspiring Professor Charles Xavier. That throughout the following films he would prove his worth and what kind of dough he was made of until he ran into Dark Phoenix’s path in X-Men: The Last Stand.
Possessed by the Phoenix Force, Jean Gray would send Professor Xavier into a dramatic scene in which an X-Man would be seen falling in battle for the first time. Because Cyclops in this movie doesn’t count.
Professor Xavier would try to appease his former student, but with no hope he was mercilessly molecularly disintegrated by this dark version of what Jean Gray once was. Professor Xavier’s death would also mark the end of the cinematic X-Men. But X-Men: The Last Stand It ended with a post-credits scene that no one expected… With an ace up its sleeve. And that’s Professor Xavier or at least his conscience. He had survived and a comatose patient with no brain activity was transferred to the care of Moira McTaggeret.
Of course, the next time we see Charles Xavier again, he won’t have Patrick Stewart’s face and the timeline will take us back in time. Back to the 60s to meet the youth of Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: First Class. James McAvoy has become the young version of Professor Charles Xavier’s past.
And everyone happy. But Immortal Wolverine. Something simply miraculous happened in his post scene. then continued X-Men: Days of Future Past. And everyone forgets this cinematic event. In the sequel to the X-Men movie reboot, the two generations of X-Men meet in an epic sci-fi adventure where the past and the future take over history in a thrilling film that never ends. left no one indifferent. . Giving us what could be considered the best X-men movie in theaters. Currently.
That’s how Patrick Stewart returned to reprise the role of Charles Xavier along with other members of the original cast in this Sentinel-controlled dystopian future. While in the past we would follow the adventures of his young self embodied by James McAvoy. To avoid this future. Xavier and the X-Men would send Wolverine’s consciousness back in time to stop Mystique from committing a crime that would lead to this terrifying future. In this film, we had the first crossover between the characters. Since old Xavier had a face-to-face with his younger self whose teachings would resonate even in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
The moment of truth came in a unique climax in which we saw in the future how the Sentinels managed to break down the barriers that the mutants had built and little by little they died until they reached Charles Xavier who “He is dead” disintegrated by a repulsor ray before the timeline resets again.
Exactly at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past we saw how successful Logan’s mission in the past was when we met Professor Xavier alive and well, but not just him, but also Jean Gray and Cyclops.
Whatever Logan had done in the past brought back the two lovers who also said goodbye in X-Men: The Last Stand. Only one camera. This made it clear that death in the X-Men universe shouldn’t be taken seriously. But it’s something that mutants have always had in their DNA.
Patrick Stewart returned to reprise the role of Professor Charles Xavier one last time in the critically and audience acclaimed film: LOGAN.
Xavier would pose as a senile old man who had brought about the unwitting end of his X-Men and would be entrusted with Logan, the sole survivor of the drama who was soon embroiled in a race to save X-23, a young clone of his own.
In Logan, we discovered a new dystopian future where everything was going wrong for mutants. Xavier in this film we would see him reduced to the shadow of what he was. Fault. Shame. Rage. We saw a sorry Xavier. But despite all the evils. He never lost faith or hope in the people he loved. Xavier would die at the hands of the perfected clone of X-24 Logan in cold blood. Without mercy. Uncensored. Charles Xavier’s farewell was ultimately bitter and unexpected. Far from the grandiloquent deaths he had had before.
And finally… We have Professor Charles Xavier of the Illuminati of UCM 838. A Professor Xavier who reminds us of the one from the X-Men animated series of the 90s. the Marvel Universe of this mythical series of the 90s which seems to have grown more than necessary. Chances are we’ll get more information on that in the upcoming X-Men 97. Anyway. This reality’s Professor Xavier against the wishes of all his fellow Illuminati helped our reality’s Doctor Strange find the Book of Vishanti so he could confront the Scarlet Witch.
Meanwhile, the Scarlet Witch has dedicated herself to eliminating one by one all the members of Illuminatis almost without sweating.
Professor Xavier had a one-on-one against the Scarlet Witch in the psychic plane where Xavier attempted to unearth the Wanda Maximoff’s awareness of the body the Scarlet Witch had possessed through the Darkhold. But Professor Xavier’s power was nothing compared to the dark mediums the Scarlet Witch used. And in the blink of an eye, he snapped her neck. Both physically and mentally.
Of course, we suspect the death of Professor Charles Xavier of The Illuminati will be the central plot driver of what we see in the next. X-Men 97. The big question is: will we see Patrick Stewart play Marvel Studios’ Professor Charles Xavier or is there a spade in the bag?
Anyway, something tells us that maybe the next time we see Professor Xavier, we might have to see him die again. Once again.
Professor Xavier’s death makes it clear to us that anything can and will happen in the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. You can watch all the movies and series mentioned in the article on Disney+.