X2: X-Men United (2003) Poster

Patrick Stewart: Professor Charles Xavier



  • Professor X : Logan, my tolerance for your smoking in the mansion notwithstanding, continue smoking that in here, and you'll spend the rest of your days under the belief that you're a six-year-old girl.

    Wolverine : You'd do that?

    Professor X : I'd have Jean braid your hair.

  • Magneto : Charles Xavier. Have you come to rescue me?

    Professor X : Sorry, Eric. Not today.

    Magneto : To what do I owe the pleasure?

    Professor X : The assassination attempt on the president. What do you know about it?

    Magneto : Nothing. Only what I read in the papers. You really shouldn't have to ask, Charles.

    Professor X : What's happened to you?

    Magneto : I've had frequent visits from William Stryker. You remember him, don't you?

    Professor X : William Stryker.

    Magneto : His son, Jason, was once a student of yours, wasn't he?

    Professor X : Yes. Years ago. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to help him... at least not in the way his father wanted.

    Magneto : And now you think that taking in the Wolverine will make up for your failure with Stryker's son. You haven't told him about his past, have you?

    Professor X : I've put him on the path. Logan's mind is still fragile.

    Magneto : Is it? Or are you afraid of losing one of your precious X-men... old friend?

    Professor X : Eric, what have you done?

    Magneto : I'm sorry, Charles. I couldn't help it.

    Professor X : What have you told Stryker?

    Magneto : [sighs]  Everything.

    [gas emits] 

    Magneto : The war has begun.

    Professor X : Scott!

    Magneto : You should've killed me when you had the chance!

  • Professor X : William.

    William Stryker : Please, Xavier, don't get up.

    [electronic static] 

    William Stryker : I call it the neural inhibitor. It keeps you outta here.

    Professor X : What have you done with Scott?

    William Stryker : Don't worry. I'm just giving him a little reeducation. Of course, you know all about that, don't you?

    Professor X : William, you wanted me to cure your son. But mutation is not a disease.

    William Stryker : You're lying. You were more frightened of him than I was. You know, just one year after Jason returned from your school... my wife - you see he resented us. He blamed us for his condition. So he would toy with our minds... projecting visions and scenarios into our brains. Well, my wife, in the end... she took a power drill to her left temple in an attempt to bore the images out. My boy, the great illusionist.


    Professor X : For someone who hates mutants... you certainly keep some strange company.

    William Stryker : Oh, they serve their purpose... as long as they can be controlled.

    Professor X : You arranged the attack on the president.

    William Stryker : You didn't even have to read my mind. You know, I've been working with mutants as long as you have, Xavier... but the most frustrating thing I've learned is that nobody really knows how many even exist or how to find them - except you. Unfortunately this little potion won't work on you, will it? You're much too powerful for that. Instead we'll go right to the source. Allow me to introduce mutant 143. The fluid secreted by his brain acts as a mind-controlling agent.

    [machinery hissing] 

    William Stryker : But that's only where it begins.

    Professor X : Jason. Oh, my God, William. This is your son. What have you done to him?

    William Stryker : No, Charles! My son is dead... just like the rest of you.

    [hissing continues, Xavier gasps] 

  • [Pyro gets into a fight with some kids in the food court, and sets one's clothes on fire. Bobby puts it out with a jet of ice. Just as everyone is staring at them, they freeze. There is dead silence] 

    Rogue : Bobby, what did you do?

    Bobby : I didn't do this.

    Professor X : No, I did.

    [Professor X. wheels up] 

    Professor X : And the next time you feel like showing off... don't.

  • [looking over Stryker's confidential papers] 

    President McKenna : How did you get these?

    Professor X : Well, let's just say I know a little girl who can walk through walls.

  • Professor X : Mr President, we're here to stay. The next move is yours.

    Wolverine : We'll be watching.

  • Professor X : [connected to Cerebro]  These lights represent every living person on the planet. These white lights are the humans... and these are the mutants. You see, Logan? We're not as alone as you think.

  • [first lines] 

    Professor X : [voiceover]  Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute.

  • Wolverine : I need you to read my mind again.

    Professor X : Logan, the mind isn't just a box that can be unlocked and opened, it's a beehive with many...

    Wolverine : Spare me the lecture.

  • [Jean and Storm are headed off to Boston to find Nightcrawler] 

    Professor X : I'm sending you the coordinates of his location right now

    Storm : Lets just hope he cooperates...

    Professor X : Yes, for his sake. Good luck.

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