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Cerebro Scans First Meeting

Cerebro Scans: First Meeting

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Location

  • New York City, NY
  • November 21st 1985 - Late Evening

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  • Charles Xavier: We're good here. You can just walk away, friend.
  • Civilian: [scoff] Yeah, look... I don't need to waste my time with you. I can just walk away.
  • Charles Xavier: Yes, do that.
  • Civilian: I will. I'm gonna do that. [footsteps]
  • Erik Lehnsherr: How the- [pause] Let go of me.
  • Charles Xavier: Right. There you go.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: You didn't need to step in. I could have handled that guy.
  • Charles Xavier: I have no doubt of that, Erik.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Wait-
  • Charles Xavier: Have a good night. [footsteps]
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Hold on. [footsteps]
  • Charles Xavier: [fabric rustling, footsteps, door opens]
  • Erik Lehnsherr: [footsteps, grapple] I said- [sigh, door closes] I said "hold on".
  • Charles Xavier: Yes?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Have we met before?
  • Charles Xavier: I have seen you around.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: That's not what I asked you. Look, I've seen you too. You work at ESU, too... but you're a scientist or-
  • Charles Xavier: I'm a professor.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: I didn't give you a name.
  • Charles Xavier: No, you didn't.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: How do you know my name?
  • Charles Xavier: How did you hustle that burly fellow back there at darts?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: [scoff] Hustle? I didn't-
  • Charles Xavier: ...
  • Erik Lehnsherr: [sigh] Look, that's none of your damned business.
  • Charles Xavier: Fair enough. Do take care now. [footsteps]
  • Erik Lehnsherr: [sigh] I... I can affect metal.
  • Charles Xavier: [pause] Is that so, Erik?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Yes, I... [pause, sigh, footsteps] This stays between you and me, right?
  • Charles Xavier: I'm extremely good at keeping secrets, I assure you.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: I can make metal do what I want.
  • Charles Xavier: I would like to see this, if you don't mind.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: [pause, fabric shifting, clatter] See this coin? [magnetic thrum] See?
  • Charles Xavier: Impressive trick. Might I touch it?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Yeah, it's safe. [magnetic thrum]
  • Charles Xavier: [chuckle] Very impressive ability. It's rather quite extraordinary, isn't it?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Yeah... [magnetic fizzle, metallic clatter, fabric shifting] Okay, so what's your trick?
  • Charles Xavier: Right. Fair is fair, I suppose. Well, first of all, my name is Professor Charles Xavier.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: [pause, sigh, hands shaking] Erik Lehnsherr... as you apparently already know.
  • Charles Xavier: [chuckle] Indeed. Well, Erik, I am a telepath.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: A what?
  • Charles Xavier: A psychic. A mind-reader.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Wait... Back in the bar-
  • Charles Xavier: Yes, that was me in your mind suggesting that you calm down. I did the same to the larger man, too. You're welcome.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Wait, so you don't just read thoughts but also put them in there, too?
  • Charles Xavier: I have the capacity to do so, yes, but... [sigh] There are ethical concerns which I value very highly. I only do so in dire circumstances.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Huh... I've never met one of us like you.
  • Charles Xavier: One of us? Are you saying that you've met other mutants?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Mutants?
  • Charles Xavier: Yes, Erik. That is what we are. Surely, you understand that.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Whatever you want to call us is fine by me, Charles. [scoff] Demon, witch, freak, mutant. It makes no difference.
  • Charles Xavier: Erik, what we are is nothing to be ashamed of. I promise you that. We're simply the next step in human evolution.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Yeah, what makes you so sure about that?
  • Charles Xavier: I've dedicated my life to learning exactly what it is that I am and finding more like us. I'm a geneticist.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: So that's what you're doing with the Human Genome Project? Trying to find more... mutants?
  • Charles Xavier: Quite. Same as you.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: How do you know that?
  • Charles Xavier: [finger tapping temple]
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Oh, right... [sigh] Wait, what else do you know about me?
  • Charles Xavier: Relax, Erik. I'm only skimming the top surface. I can see only that which is on the foremost of your thoughts, Erik.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Are you always doing that?
  • Charles Xavier: More or less... I find that just exercising the slightest fraction of my power prevents me from accidentally diving too deep.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Huh... So you can learn even more about me? You can see past thoughts. Maybe view memories?
  • Charles Xavier: I can, but I'm not so sure I can with you. There's a strange interference particular to you, possibly as a result of your own ability.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Interference?
  • Charles Xavier: Best way to describe it. It is actually what caused me to focus on you back in the bar in the first place. I'd never encountered anything quite like it. [chuckle] It was actually quite extraordinary. [pause] Oh, my goodness... It is late. I hate to keep- [gasp] You have children?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: What?
  • Charles Xavier: Just now, you had a passing thought about ending this conversation so you can get back to your children.
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Yes... I do have three children.
  • Charles Xavier: What are their names?
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Wanda, Pietro, and Lorna.
  • Charles Xavier: Are they like us? [pause] You're not sure yet... Wait, no. One was born with an apparent mutation. The youngest. Lorna-
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Stop it!
  • Charles Xavier: Oh, my apologies I've pushed too-
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Goodnight, Charles. [footsteps]
  • Charles Xavier: Goodnight, Erik. Pleasure meeting you!
  • Erik Lehnsherr: Yeah... [footsteps]
  • [End of Memory Compilation, compiled from memories of 2 participants]
  • [Memory Synchronization Score: 98.7%]

Trivia and Notes

  • Debut of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr.

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