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  • Dark Phoenix reaffirms Professor X is the X-Men's, and mutantkind's, worst enemy. 1 / 9

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  • He manipulated Jean's Phoenix persona in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. 2 / 9

  • Here, he does the same, altering her memories and lying about her father's death. 3 / 9

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  • That revelation helps to trigger Jean's descent into the murderous Dark Phoenix. 4 / 9

  • Yet throughout the film, he doesn't accept responsibility for his grave mistake. 5 / 9

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  • Even Magneto calls him out on his arrogance, as it cost Mystique her life. 6 / 9

  • Charles turns out to be nothing more than an arrogant celebrity and egomaniac. 7 / 9

  • Late in the film, he eventually admits he was wrong for weaponizing mutants. 8 / 9

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