Marvel Database

Quote1.png How differently would things have turned out had this one lived? Quote2.png
Apocalypse on Charles Xavier's future importance in the main timeline


The past history of Charles Xavier of Earth-295 mirrors that of his Earth-616 counterpart up until the time that he spent in Israel, using his mental powers to heal the sick there. Charles Xavier was a premier telepath, one of the world's first and best, as he proved in an encounter with the Shadow King in Egypt. However, his life, along with all of reality, drastically changed while Xavier was in Israel. Working in a hospital, Xavier secretly used his mutant powers to mentally heal his patients. This mutant ability went completely unnoticed as the world did not yet know of the existence of mutants. Even Charles didn’t know that his closest friend and co-worker Magnus was also a mutant with the ability to control and shape metal. However, an instance with an amnesiac mutant patient led the two to suspect that the other might be a mutant as well. Later at a bar, the two discussed what the future was for these 'homo-superior', even if neither would admit that they were one. Erik thought that the world would never accept mutants and homo-superior must take action if they wish to survive. Xavier on the other hand, dreamed of a peaceful coexistence between mutant and humans.[1]

On their way back from the bar, Charles and Erik discussed Xavier’s relationship with Gabrielle Haller. During that conversation, Xavier felt a terrible presence near Gabrielle. The two went running after her and were greeted by David Haller, Gabrielle and Charles' son from the future, who had traveled back in time to kill Magnus. If dead, Erik would never become Xavier's nemesis Magneto, allowing Xavier to raise David with Gabrielle instead. Legion and Erik battled, but Erik was clearly outmatched and would have died if four X-Men (Storm, Iceman, Psylocke and Bishop), who had traveled back to the past, hadn't interfered. A battle raged between the X-Men and Legion, one that would be televised and serve as the world’s introduction to mutants. Unfortunately this battle did not last long and the X-Men were all defeated.

With Magnus at his mercy, Legion prepared to kill him with his psionic dagger and in doing so create a future where he could be with his father. Xavier saw his friend in moral peril and dove in the way of Legion’s attack. Legion's psychic dagger pierced Charles Xavier and nothing would ever be the same again...

Holding his friend’s lifeless body in his arms, Magnus vowed to carry on Xavier’s dream for peace to honor his memory. The televised footage of the X-Men fighting Legion was watched by a surprised Apocalypse, who came to believe that mutant evolution was much further along than he had originally thought. Apocalypse promptly declared his war on humanity and the Age of Apocalypse began.[2]

The death of Charles Xavier

The effect that Xavier's death had on the world was far-reaching. However, his legacy lived on: His step-brother Cain Marko gave up his life of murder and become a monk, helping found a sanctuary called Avalon.[3] Magnus became the costumed hero named Magneto and formed the X-Men in Xavier's name and to carry on his mission.[4] Magneto and Rogue had a son they named Charles, after Charles Xavier.[5]

The ultimate effect of Xavier's death was a reality warp that replaced Earth-616 with Earth-295,[6] with the only person remembering the previous universe being the already time-lost Bishop. In modern times, Bishop convinced the X-Men to gather the items needed to travel back to the past to prevent Legion from killing Xavier. Although Bishop was ultimately successful in stopping Legion, he only caused Earth-295 to diverge from Earth-616 from the point where Legion was about to kill Xavier.[7]



Seemingly those of the Charles Xavier of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of the Charles Xavier of Earth-616.

See Also

Links and References


Like this? Let us know!