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