Real Name: Charles Francis Xavier
First Appearance: X-Men #1 (September, 1963)
Powers: Mind Reading, Astral Projection, Memory Erasing, Illusion Projection, Can Mentally Control Others, and Many Other Things
Love Interests: Moira MacTaggert, Gabriella Haller
Did You Know: In the Deadpool movie, there is a call out to both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy, who have both played Professor X on screen.
A Little History
Brian, the father of Charles Xavier was accidentally killed in New Mexico at the site of a nuclear bomb test. At the funeral, Sharon, his mother, was consoled by Brian’s colleague Kurt Marko. After a few short months, the two married and Kurt moved into the Xavier Mansion. Charles, who power mutation had already manifested correctly realized that Kurt wanted Sharon’s power, wealth, and prestige.
Marko’s true reasons came to light and he became an abusive husband to Sharon and father to Charles. On top of this, Cain, Marko’s son from a previous marriage arrived and began to torment Charles. Not too long after the arrival of Cain, Sharon died leaving Charles to live with Kurt and Cain.
Tragically, Charles overheard a conversation that Kurt and Cain were having. Cain was asking Kurt for money and the circumstance of Brian’s death came up. It was Kurt who caused the explosion. Troubled, Charles confronted and accused the Marko’s of wrongdoing. Kurt threatened Charles to never mention it again and Cain threw some test tubes at him. The test tubes ignited and caused an explosion. Curt was wounded by the blast but before he died, he carried both Charles and Cain out of the house.
Not long after Kurt’s death, Charles began finding more mutants like him. This caused him to lose his hair.
While traveling in the Himalaya’s Charles quickly realized that the residents were under the control of a being known as Lucifer. Using his abilities, he convinced them to storm the palace and fight for their freedom. After capturing the palace, Charles decided to confront Lucifer on his own. Little did he know but Lucifer had set a trap and when Charles walked in, a block fell on him, crushing his legs.
Charles eventually founded a school for all mutants called the Xavier Institute for the Gifted. Noticing that mutants were quickly becoming persecuted in the public eye, Professor X infiltrated the FBI and convinced a couple of agents to allow him to personally find all of the mutants.