Charles Francis Xavier had a dream, where mutants and humans lived together in perfect harmony and peace, as equals and used his family's fortune to found Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, the X-Men, New Mutants, and even Generation X, to see this dream through. Losing the use of his legs, Xavier never let his weakness hold him back from his goals. Born with psychic abilities, he is arguably the most powerful telepath on the planet. Teaching his students to use their new found powers safely and with responsibility and, at times, going to extreme lengths to ensure his dream, Professor X has been viewed as a builder and destroyer of dreams. Professor X's long time friend and sometimes foe, Magneto, would see mutants rule over their oppressors, but, alongside his X-Men, Professor X strives to defend and protect the humans that would otherwise be targets.

At times leaving his students to grow on their own, Professor X finally stepped-down as leader and allowed his first X-Man, Cyclops, the leadership of the X-Men. With his new legs, Professor X would rather watch his students grow, but stands ready to aid.

Professor X was killed during the takeover of the Dark Phoenix over Scott, but a new telepath named Charles Xavier II, his son, came from the future of an alternate universe, ending up paraplegic as had his father after a fight with the X-Men. Professor X was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appearing in X-Men #1 (1963).

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