Real name: Charles Xavier Other known aliases: Charlie Occupation: Current group affiliation: X-Men Past group affiliations: Major enemies: Magneto, Sentinels, Shadow King. First appearance: X-Men #1 Origin: Description:
8 STR -2
11 DEX 3
13 CON 6
10 BODY 0
20 INT 10
26 EGO 32
18 PRE 8
10 COM 0
6 PD 4
6 ED 3
4 SPD 19
8 REC 6
26 END 0
21 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 89
Powers, Skills and Equipment
16 EC (20),Concentrate(-1/4)
16a) Mind Link,any one mind,any distance,x16 # Of Minds
22b) 8D6 Mind Scan,+4 Plus To Roll 5
10 15 Mental Defense
56 MP (70),"Mental powers.",Concentrate(-1/4)
1u +0 Detect,make into sense,Desc: Mutant
6u 7D6 Ego Attack 7
4u 11D6 Mental Illusions 5
6u 11D6 Mind Control,telepathic contact 7
5u 12D6 Telepathy 6
-12 0" Running 0
3 Computer Programming 13-
3 Conversation 13-
3 Persuasion 13-
3 Systems Operation 13-
3 Tactics 13-
9 3 Levels: Telepathy, Mind Control and Ego Attack.,tight
7 +6" Running,"Wheelchair",has turn mode,OIF(-1/2) 1
Powers Cost: 161
Base Points: 100
10 DNPC,"Various mutants in need.",less powerful,useful skills,
10 Distinctive,"Bald guy in wheelchair.",concealable,minor
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
20 Hunted,"By various evil mutants.",as powerful,non-combat
20 Hunted,"Various mutant hating groups.",as powerful,
non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
20 Physical Lim,"Legs are useless.",all the time,greatly
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
20 Psych Lim,"Devoted to mutant/human co-existence.",common,
10 Rep,"Mutant advocate.",occur 11-
15 Secret ID,"Charles Xavier"
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Charles Xavier's crippled body serves as a constant reminder of his troubled past, fraught with pain, loss and the bitter sting of oppression. The son of nuclear researcher Brian Xavier and his wife, Sharon, Charles experienced the emergence of his telepathic powers while still a boy. Following her husband's accidental death, Sharon married Brian's colleague, Dr. Kurt Marko. Cain, Kurt's son by a previous marriage, came to live at the Xaviers' Westchester mansion shortly thereafter. A cruel and spiteful boy, he bullied his new stepbrother. As punishment, his father secretly beat him, and the untrained Charles felt his sibling's pain firsthand, because he could not yet control his fledgling abilities or terminate his contact with Cain's mind. As he grew older, Charles learned to control his burgeoning powers.
A brilliant student, he enrolled in the graduate-studies program at England's prestigious Oxford University, where he met and fell in love with a young Scotswoman named Moira Kinross. Of all their classmates, Charles and Moira were the only ones who understood the ultimate implications of genetic mutation. Their passionate discussions on the subject gave way to an equally passionate romantic relationship, and the two planned to be married. Standing in their way was Moira's former boyfriend, Joe MacTaggert, a lance corporal in the Royal Marines, and a bully and thug, just like Cain. In Joe's eyes, Charles was an effete, good-for-nothing intellectual. To prove him wrong, to validate himself in terms his rival would understand, Charles enlisted in the military after completing his studies at Oxford.
His first day in combat, he thought he would go mad. Nothing could have prepared him for the mental horrors he would experience as his fellow soldiers were maimed and killed around him. Somehow, he found a way to cope, becoming something of a legend in the area of search and rescue. Attached to the same unit as his stepbrother, Charles was present when Cain discovered the ages-old ruby that transformed him into the mystically empowered Juggernaut. Crushed when Moira broke off their engagement without explanation, Charles traveled abroad after leaving the Army. While in Cairo, Egypt, he clashed with Amahl Farouk, a.k.a. the Shadow King, a mutant capable of summoning forth the darkness in the souls of others. This confrontation led to Charles' decision to devote his life to protecting humanity from evil mutants bent on world domination and safeguarding innocent mutants from human oppression.
Charles next traveled to Israel, where he fell in love with Gabrielle Haller, an Israeli diplomat. Also, he befriended fellow drifter Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, the mutant who would become his greatest enemy and rival: the genetic terrorist known as Magneto, Master of Magnetism. Charles espoused his optimistic belief that Homo sapiens and Homo superior could coexist, but Magnus foresaw mutants as the new minority to be persecuted and hunted because of their differences. Charles was unaware when he left Israel that Haller was pregnant with his son. Only years later did he learn of his connection to the psionically powered mutant known as Legion. Arriving in London, Charles renewed his friendship with Moira, who had married Joe MacTaggert and was now a renowned geneticist. The two began to discuss the idea of founding a school for mutants. En route to the United States, Charles encountered an alien calling himself Lucifer, the advance scout for an invasion by his race. Lucifer dropped a massive stone block on
Charles, crippling his legs. During his convalescence at a hospital in India, Charles met and fell in love with Amelia Voght. The young nurse who renewed his will to live.
Professor X's first student was 11-year-old Jean Grey, traumatized when she telepathically experienced the emotions of a dying friend. Charles helped Jean recover and taught her to use her telekinetic powers. Following his success with Jean, he embarked on his long-held plan to locate young mutants and enroll them in his School for Gifted Youngsters. Professor X even converted his ancestral mansion into a base where he could train them to use their powers for humanity's benefit. Voght remained with Charles until the arrival of Scott Summers, a modern-day Cyclops, cursed with uncontrollable optic blasts. Voght fled, fearing an escalating genetic arms race between Professor X and Magneto.
During the months that followed, Charles assembled the balance of his original students: Warren Worthington III, the high-flying, heroic Angel II; Robert Drake, the irrepressible Iceman; Henry McCoy, the big-brained, able-bodied Beast; and an older, more powerful Jean Grey, the telekinetic Marvel Girl. He dubbed his students the X-Men, because each possessed an "extra" ability normal humans lacked (X-Men #1).
The first criminal mutant whom the five X-Men battled together was Magneto, who was now intent on world conquest. The U.S. military welcomed the X-Men's help in battling Magneto when he captured the missile base at Cape Citadel, but eventually the X-Men were themselves regarded with suspicion by the government and general public, as prejudice and fear toward superhuman mutants continued.
Eventually Xavier learned through his telepathic powers that the alien Z'nox intended to invade and conquer the Earth. Xavier believed that the Z'nox could be defeated through psionic means. At the same time, the X-Men's foe, the Changeling, learned he had a terminal illness and would not live more than six months. He contacted Professor X, wanting to do something to make up for his past crimes. Professor X had Changeling impersonate him so that he could go into hiding in order to focus all his attention and power on the Z'nox invasion. Thus the Changeling, in the guise of Professor X, led the X-men for a considerable time. After several months, Changeling died after battling the inhuman Grotesk, although it would not be until many more months later, that Xavier would reveal himself alive as the alien invasion moved closer, and the X-men learned that the man who died was the Changeling. The X-Men were successful in stopping the Z'nox invasion.
Later, Xavier recruited a number of new X-Men, including the Banshee, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Thunderbird and Wolverine, to help the other X-Men battle a living island called Krakoa. After this adventure, only Cyclops remained as Xavier began to serve as mentor for this second team of X-Men, which would grow over the years as other mutants joined and rejoined.
On a mission against Count Nefaria Thunderbird was killed.
Xavier eventually met the Princess Lilandra of the Shi'ar Empire, with whom, in an as-yet unexplained way, he had forged a telepathic bond due to his massive use of psionic power in battling the Z'nox. Xavier and the X-Men helped battle the forces of Lilandra's mad brother D'ken, and Xavier and Lilandra fell in love with each other. Xavier became her consort and went to live with her on the Shi'ar thron eworld for a time after she became empress. However, Xavier returned to Earth to deal with the dangers posed by the Phoenix Force, and he resumed his duties as mentor of the X-Men although he and Lilandra remained in love with each other.
Sprite worried about the disappearance of Colossus when Colossus was invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).
At one point, the X-Men disappeared while in outer space, and Xavier believed them to be dead, vowing never again to train young mutants for combat. Moira MacTaggart, however, persuaded him to continue to run the school to train young mutants how to deal with their powers. Xavier agreed and took on a new class of mutant students whom he called the New Mutants. In part he did so because he was subconsciously under the influence of a member of the alien Brood who had been implanted as an egg within his body, and was seeking superhuman victims. The growing Brood alien implanted within Xavier eventually took full control of his mind and transformed his body into that of a Brood. The Xavier-alien was defeated and captured by the X-Men, who had returned from outer space, and their ally, Binary. Using Shi'ar science and cell samples taken from the human Xavier, MacTaggart and Sikorsky, the medic of the space pirate Starjammers, cloned a new body for Xavier which was slightly younger than
his original one, and transferred his mind, now free from Brood control, into it. Xavier continued to mentor the New Mutants, although his relationship with the X-Men moved into more of an advisory capacity than true leader.
For years Xavier had been widely known as an authority on human mutation and as an advocate of peaceful relations between ordinary humanity and human mutants, although the public remained unaware that he himself was a superhuman mutant. Eventually, Xavier would grow a circle of mutant-activists that he would call his Underground.
More recently, Xavier again served as a visiting professor at Columbia University, but was confronted outside class by a hostile group of students who objected to his pro-mutant sympathies. Xavier was forced to use his psychic powers to prevent himself from being attacked, but he was downed from behind by a hurled brick. Realizing that Xavier himself was a mutant, the students beat him nearly to death. Xavier was found by one of the Morlocks, a group of mutants who live underground, regarding themselves as outcasts. A leading Morlock, Callisto, had the Morlocks' Healer use his powers to save Xavier's life. Callisto warned Xavier that he would fully recover only if he avoided great physical or psychic strains on himself in the coming months.
Shortly thereafter, Moira MacTaggart requested Xavier's help in treating David Haller, Gabrielle's son. Xavier learned that David was his own son, and Xavier and David were happily united after David finally emerged from his autistic condition and his normal personality had taken control of his mind. Over a number of months, however, David was returned to Muir Island for further treatment.
Xavier did indeed undergo psychic strains and was slowly dying. He apparently began to regard Magneto as a possible successor to him as head of his school, and established a cover identity for him as his brother Michael Xavier. Xavier asked Magneto to look after the X-Men and to take over his School for Gifted Youngsters and the teaching of the New Mutants.
Just then Lilandra and Corsair, the Earth-born leader of the Starjammers, arrived by teleportation. Lilandra had been deposed as empress by her sister, Deathbird, and was now allied with the Starjammers as she sought to regain her throne. Lilandra and Corsair took Xavier back with them to the Shi'ar galaxy, where Xavier was fully healed by the advanced medical technology of the Starjammers, eventually restoring his ability to walk. However, he was unable to return to Earth since the Starjammers' special hyperspace drive for intergalactic travel was damaged (without that drive a journey to Earth even through space warps would take centuries), and the Shi'ar stargates were all now heavily defended against Starjammer intrusions. Hence Xavier remained aboard the Starjammers' starship, separated from the X-Men and the New Mutants, but reunited with Lilandra, whom he loves.
At some point, however, Xavier, Lilandra, and the Starjammers were captured and impersonated by a warrior of the shape-shifting Skrull alien race in the beginnings of a Skrull-Shi'ar war. Then, using the X-men as allies, the Skrulls staged a coup to restore "Lilandra" to her throne. Xavier nevertheless remained in the Skrull's thrall until the X-men and Deathbird discovered the Skrull's plan and defeated them. Xavier helped defeat the Skrulls, and left with the X-men, returning to Earth as Lilandra resumed her empress duties.
On Earth, Xavier and the X-Men arrived in time to fight the Shadow King, who had since taken over MacTaggart's Muir Island research facility, including David Haller. Although they defeated the Shadow King, Xavier was wounded once again, leaving him without the use of his legs.
Later, he assumed control of a private institution, the Massachusetts Academy, and transformed it a new School for Gifted Youngsters. There, yet another new crop of young mutants, Generation X, learned to use of their amazing abilities.
Xavier continued to stand by his X-men. At one point, he was forced to battle Magneto again. This time, Xavier reached into Magneto's mind to shut it off, placing Magneto in a coma but preparing the way for a split personality to emerge in his own mind, which would eventually develop into "Onslaught." After several series of secret ploys and machinations, Onslaught finally emerged physically, assuming a different form that effectively stripped Professor X of his powers.
Once Onslaught was finally defeated, Xavier turned himself in for the crimes of his other self, and was soon put into custody and watched over by the mutant-hating Bastion. Bastion subtly tried psychological torture on Xavier, trying to learn all of the X-men's secrets, although he was ultimately unsuccessful.
Professor X, the Beast, Wolverine, Phoenix IV and Cyclops have re-opened Xavier's school, now called Xavier's Institute of Higher Learning, to the mutant population at large, training and educating new students to help them cope with their powers. Summers now helps to educate and train dozens of young mutants, many severely disfigured or requiring specialized training and technology.
Powers: The world's most powerful telepath, Charles Xavier possesses vast psionic abilities. He can induce illusions, temporary mental or physical paralysis, loss of specific memories, or total amnesia; project mind-numbing mental bolts; and sense the presence of mutants within a small radius.
Links to other Professor X pages:
Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - February, 2002