It’s yet another clip from X-Men: First Class, this time showing Lil’ Professor X and the utterly nightmarish Lil’ Mystique upon their first meeting as tots. As it turns out, Chuck’s mother didn’t make him hot chocolate as a kid, which is why Charles had to toss Banshee out of windows and trade Beast to an insurance agent school when he grew up. It all makes sense now. Incidentally, can I tel you how I think this conversation from the clip ends?
Xavier: And here you are. Charles Xavier. Mystique: Raven. Xavier: Raven what? Mystique: Raven Darkholme. Xavier: … Mystique: What? Xavier: Get out. Mystique: Huh? Why? Xavier: I’m happy to have found another mutant, but by god I will not have a Vampire: The Masquerade LARPer in my house. Just “obfuscate” your blue ass out the same way you came in, honey.
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