Professor Charles Francis Xavier (commonly known as Professor X) is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is known as the leader and founder of the X-Men.Throughout most of his comic book history, Xavier is paraplegic, although his body houses one of the world's most powerful mutant minds. As a high-level telepath, Xavier can read, control, and influence human minds. A scientific genius, he is also a leading authority on genetics, mutation, and psionic powers.Sir Patrick Stewart has portrayed Professor X throughout the X-Men films, and the X-Men Legends games. James McAvoy portrays a younger version of the character in the 2011 prequel film X-Men: First Class. His character has often been compared with Martin Luther King, Jr.
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