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X-Men - Magneto's Power
At the stand off scene at the train station Magneto turns the weapons against the officers. He then fires a gun stopping the round in midair before the offcier can be wounded. Magneto's power is the control of magnetism and lead is not affected by magnetic fields. He should not have been able to stop the round once leaving the weapon.
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Du Nomad writes:
It is Magneto who stops the round. He clearly says "I don't think I can stop them all." Police use bullets called Black Talons, which are not just regular lead--they contain a metal "frame" of sorts which controls expansion of the bullet. Granted, the round in the movie looked to be lead, but it would still have metallic particles in it. According to the comics (and various cartoons such as "X-Men" and "Spider-man") Magneto does in fact have the ability to control even the minute iron particles in a person's body, and use that to physically control the person. Think about this . . . if he didn't have that power, why didn't the police officer simply move to the side, out of the way of the bullet, rather than sit there and grunt in frustration?
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Alex writes:
First of all, it IS Magneto that stops the bullet. He says "I don't think I can stop them all." Also, who said he has the powers of a magnet? When Xavier is explaining Magneto to Wolverine, he tells him Magneto has the power to control metal. Assuming he means all metals, lead is a metal. Also, if it were Jean Gray of Xavier that stopped the bullet, why wouldn't either of them just turn the bullet back at Magneto or fire in a safer direction? Common sense people.
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Feagle814 writes:
It's a proven scientific fact that EVERYTHING can be magnetized. Scientists have built a super electromagnet that can magnetize glass and even frogs and make them float in midair.
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duchovnylover writes:
Prof. X couldn't have stopped the bullet, that's not one of his abilities. So yeah. Also, I'm pretty sure Magneto's powers also allow him to control any metal, not solely magnetism.
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King Me, the Great writes:
Magneto stops the damn bullet. What's that? You want clues? -Regardless of mutant abilities or not, neither the Prof or Jean Grey can possibly know if Magneto will fire because of Magneto's helmet. -Neither would be able to react in time - the cop would have a hole in his head before the Prof or Jean Grey would have realised the gun had been fired. -Magneto doubts his own powers in his threat to the Prof as Magneto says (ahem.) "Care to press your luck Charles (the Prof). I don't think I can stop them all." Magneto is forcing the Prof to either let tonnes of humans die, or release him. END OF THE BLOODY STORY, ALREADY!!! ---KMeTG
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dave writes:
I'm sorry, but you are wrong. Magneto very clearly states "Care to press your luck Charles? I don't think I can stop them all." notice he says I don't think --I-- can stop them all. Obviously it was magneto that stops the bullet.
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Davey Boi writes:
As far as I know, the Professor doesn't have telekinesis and doesn't have the ability to stop the bullet. The only one who would would be Jean, but it wasn't here. If it was, why would the bullet continue to float there? If she stopped it, why didn't she just let it drop right away instead of allowing it to spin around at the guy's head? Magneto said something like (and I'm not saying this is the exact quote) "you want to try your luck, Charles? I'm not sure I can control them all." Magneto was the one who stopped the bullet. He did it as a way of blackmailing the Prof into no longer having possession of Sabretooth and Toad's mind.
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Joe writes:
If you look at the round you can see it is not steal tip just a simple lead round. If Magneto can control such a small amount of magnetic metal in that round then he could control people, after all we have iron in our blood. He couldn't control the bullet after it leaves the brass casing.
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insomniac writes:
If you read the X-Men comic books, you would know that Magneto CAN control the iron in human blood. Thank you. Argument over.
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Gandalf_122 writes:
First it was Magneto that stopped the bullet. Second Movies do make mistakes but they would not give someone the wrong line. I mean the odds of none of the actors, director, or crew catching it or them finding it in post production is astronomical. The scene is exactly how it is supposed to be. And who ever said that all metals and for that matter all matter can be made magnetic was correct and this is how. “Magneto may control magnetic fields though psionic telekinetic powers on the subatomic level, aligning particles to produce an effect similar to polarization. Since light waves are electromagnetic waves their energy consists of vibrating electric and magnetic fields. In normal light rays, these fields vibrate in planes of random angels. In polarized light, all the rays are forced to vibrate in the same plane, which is the plane the electric field vibrates. However Magneto is utilizing more than light waves. Therefore it is possible that he polarizing all particles with a magnetic field-i.e. all particles-and forcing them to vibrate in the same plane, and to behave as he commands. In this manner he can control all matter." taken from "Science of the X-Men"
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MrOlaf writes:
Magneto can control metal, it doesn't matter if the metal is magnetic. The reason why the guy with the bullet on his forehead doesn't move out of the way is NOT because Magneto is controlling the iron in his body. The guy is scared senseless and knows Magneto can make the bullet fly through his skull faster than he can move out of the way. Simply put, Would you have tried to move? Answer: Not unless you want a bullet in your head.
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Steve Crow writes:
The movie is not an exact replication of the comic book. Magneto's powers appear much simpler (or more like when he was starting out, before he developed them over the years, being reborn and all) in the movie, which makes sense since this is the first movie and much of the experience that Magneto has acquired in the comic book hasn't occurred in the movie's "X-Men universe" yet. So it's unlikely he can control people through the iron in their blood (which even the comic book writers try to forget occasionally). Of course, that also means he'd have less chance of being able to stop a non-ferrous bullet. A better question is, why is the bullet still spinning when he stops it? If he lets go of the bullet, wouldn't it simply drop (as it indeed does a few minutes later when Magneto "lets go" of it)?
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Blinded Reality writes:
And for those who would still argue that Magneto didn't stop the bullet, why would Prof. X, after stopping the bullet, continue to push it into the cops head causing him pain? Why not just drop the bullet after he stopped it? Notice that it was only after Magneto got into the helicopter, when his powers were no longer effective, did the guns AND bullet fall.
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dave writes:
Bullets are not completely lead, as they also have tin and antimony in them. Most police use fmj (full metal jacketed) bullets, therefore he could have controlled them.
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keith writes:
magneto can put a magnetic field around any object no matter what the composition is, all motion is esentially electromagnetic force at work
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calvin coolidge writes:
Magneto stops the bullet and he says so. after the gun goes off and the bullet stops on the guys forehead, magneto says "i dont think i can stop them all charles." end of story, Magneto fired and stopped the bullet.
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WastedElement writes:
It was Magneto that stopped the bullet, otherwise, why would he have said "Care to press your luck Charles, I don't think I can stop them all". He He. Maybe you should put closed captioning on if you're having trouble hearing.
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palmon writes:
This is not a slip-up because Magneto said "I don't think I can stop them all"
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Blinded Reality writes:
Prof. X didn't stop the bullet, Magneto did. If you watch with Closed Captioning on, and if you just listen in the first place, Magneto says; "Care to press your luck Charles, I don't think I can stop them all." Magneto stops the bullet, so the argument is legit. Thank you, thank you very much.
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defroth writes:
He says (officially): " Care to try your luck, Charles? I don't think I can stop them all." Magneto stopped the bullet.
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MadMax writes:
not sure if this applies to lead, but it does to Aluminium: Magnetic Brakes: A horse-shoe magnet is placed over a spinning Aluminium disk, so that the disk is spinning between the two poles. The faster the disk spins, the greater the induced magnetic field is, the greater the opposing force builds up. Neat trick to play in front of your mates.
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Destiny writes:
Umm...yeah, okay, it wasn't Magneto that stopped the bullet, it was either Prof. X, or Jean. Magnoeto then readies all the other guns, and says summit like "Care to try your luck, Eric? I don't think you can save all of them"...something like that anyway. So weather Magneto can control bullets of not is besides the point, as he didn't stop the bullet...
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Mindy Doll writes:
Destiny, he realy says "care to try your luck CHARLES" Magneto is Eric. sorry I'm a perfectionist and this IS NOT A SLIPUP because Magneto doesn't stop the bullet
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mebeevilmantaray writes:
Magneto didn't stop the stupid bullet. Dr. Jean Grey stopped the bullet. I know that Magneto says I don't think I can stop them all but they probably just gave the line to the wrong person.
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