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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member08 Feb 2018 8:18 a.m. PST

Yet he can get through Logan's thick adamantium skull?

I know you hardcore fans must have asked that same question among yourselves, so please fill the rest of us in. :)


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

It's a movie, Dan.
‘Nuff said.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

I sit back and just enjoy superhero movies for what they are. Half of the plot ever makes any sense, but I do get a lot of cool CGI.
Isn't that what it's all about?

Did supergenius Magneto design his helmet?
I dunno, but that could have a lot to do with it. He used a lot of handwavium circuitry. It's what Evil Geniuses do.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member08 Feb 2018 8:32 a.m. PST

Mr. Smith, with all due respect… not just a movie but a documentary.

emckinney08 Feb 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Well, there's no evidence that any other metal helmets protect anyone. Some sources specify that the helmet was created to block mental powers, possibly specifically because of Charles Xavier.


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

Well, just watched "Logan" the other day, and it appears that Logan does have some protection, as he is able to resist Xavier's "seizures" to a great degree, though he's definitely slowed by them. (So to is another significant character, though that's not all that relevant to the plot). So yes, the adamantium offers some protection, but Magneto's helmet is more complete due to some specific handwavium design. (Note, by the way, that the skull, though adamantium, necessarily has all the necessary holes of a perfectly normal skull for eyes, ear canals, nasal passages, mouth, spinal cord, etc., so isn't a perfect shield by any means. It's a skull, not a Faraday cage.

Goober08 Feb 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

Its designed to be an anti telepathy helmet. Essentially, a stylish version of the ever popular tinfoil hat.


KarlBergman08 Feb 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

In the comics, at least a long time ago, Juggernaut was also immune to Charles Xavier. Of course Juggernaut's protection was due to magic.

Insomniac08 Feb 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Is magneto's helmet definitely metal? It may be made up of a special material that dissipates external mental waves?

There will be an explanation somewhere…

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

No, IIRC Juggernaut wears an anti-mind control helmet, too. That's why he has the "hill head no neck" look.

Xintao08 Feb 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

*puts on his nerd hat*

@karlbergman, His protection from Telepathy was his Helmet. His magic is his strength and other physical powers.


GonerGonerGoner08 Feb 2018 1:38 p.m. PST

In the movies the helmet is introduced in X-Men First Class made by Sebastian Shaw specifically as a way to block Xavier.

In the comics Magneto is just resistant to Xavier and telepaths. It'd be a bit difficult to run a story if Xavier could just mind control the villain.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member08 Feb 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

Zoneofcontrol: "Mr. Smith, with all due respect… not just a movie but a documentary."

They are all part of Earth's "historical documents", are they not? :)



Zephyr108 Feb 2018 2:30 p.m. PST

Xavier: "I.. can't… control… his mind!"

Magneto (thinking to self): I mean, it's sooo gnarly that they don't know I'm, like, really a natural blond, fer shurr!"


mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

You guys are such nerds! I'm not, because I have no idea who or what you're going on about. Now, excuse me while I go play with my toy soldiers.

Dynaman878908 Feb 2018 3:54 p.m. PST

These days not knowing what is being talked about here is what makes one a Nerd. I miss the good old days when comic book movies were something to laugh at – with the exception of the first Superman movie.

Mobius08 Feb 2018 5:24 p.m. PST

Did you ever wonder how adamantium was forged? How hot must the forge be for it to melt? How do you form it into anything without deforming it from its ingot form?

roving bandit Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2018 6:49 p.m. PST

You use vibranium to forge adamantium. That is what Mr Fantastic said once. But that was a long time ago in comic book lore, so it might not still be true.

cosmicbank Inactive Member08 Feb 2018 6:51 p.m. PST

Its because the writers wanted it that way, to move the story

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