Patrick Stewart: Professor Charles Xavier
[Xavier and Magneto play a game of chess at Magneto's cell]
Magneto : Does it ever wake you in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they will pass that foolish law or one just like it, and come for you? And your children?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : It does, indeed.
Magneto : What do you do, when you wake up to that?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : I feel a great swell of pity for the poor soul who comes to that school... looking for trouble.
Magneto : [halts the game, sighs] Why do you come here, Charles?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?
Magneto : Ah, yes. Your continuing search for hope.
[motions to the guard to take Xavier away]
Magneto : You know this plastic prison of theirs won't hold me forever. The war is still coming, Charles. And I intend to fight it, by any means necessary.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : And I will always be there, old friend.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : There are more powerful mutants out there. Why should this one be so important?
Cyclops : Maybe it's his way with people.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : You don't like him?
Cyclops : How could you tell?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Well, I am psychic, you know.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : [narration] Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Ah, Logan. I'd like you to meet Ororo Monroe, also called Storm. This is Scott Summers, also called Cyclops. They saved your life. I believe you already know Dr. Jean Grey. You are in my School for the Gifted for Mutants. You'll be safe here from Magneto.
Wolverine : What's a Magneto?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : A very powerful mutant. He believes that a war is brewing between mutants and the rest of humanity. I've been following his activities for some time. The man who attacked you is an associate of his called Sabertooth.
Wolverine : Sabertooth?
[looks at Storm]
Wolverine : Storm.
[looks at Xavier]
Wolverine : What do they call you? "Wheels"? This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Students.
[looks at Cyclops]
Wolverine : And Cyclops, right?
Wolverine : You wanna get outta my way?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Logan, it's been almost fifteen years, hasn't it? Living from day to day, moving from place to place, with no memory of who or what you are.
Wolverine : Shut up!
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Give me a chance. I might be able to help you find some answers.
Wolverine : How do you know?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : [telepathy] You're not the only one with special gifts.
[Logan has found his way to the Professor's office]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : I'm Charles Xavier. Would you like some breakfast?
Logan : Where am I?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Westchester, New York. My people brought you here for medical attention.
Logan : I don't need medical attention.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Yes, of course.
Magneto : You "homo sapiens" and your guns!
[Sabretooth suddenly grabs Magneto by the throat]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : [through Sabretooth] That's enough, Eric!
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : [through Toad] Let them go!
Magneto : Why not come out where I can see you, Charles?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : What do you want her for?
Magneto : [taps his helmet] Can't you read my mind?... What now? Save the girl? You'll have to kill me, Charles. And what will that accomplish? Let them pass that law, and they'll have you in chains with a number burned into your forehead!
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : It won't be that way!
Magneto : Then kill me and find out.
Magneto : No? Then release me.
[pause, Toad turns away, freed from the control, but Sabretooth retains his grip]
Magneto : Fine.
[sets off the guns with his magnetism, halting the bullets before they pierce the policemen's bodies]
Magneto : Care to press your luck, Charles? I don't think I can stop them all.
[Sabretooth releases Magneto]
Magneto : Still unwilling to make sacrifices. That's what makes you weak. Goodbye, Charles.
Wolverine : What did she do to me...?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Whenever Rogue touches someone, she takes their energy: their life force. In the case of mutants, she absorbs their gifts for a short while; in your case your ability to heal.
Wolverine : Felt like she killed me...
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : If she held on any longer, she could have.
Dr. Jean Grey : [after examining Wolverine] The metal is an alloy called adamantium, supposedly indestructible. It's been surgically grafted to his entire skeleton.
Storm : How could he have survived a procedure like that?
Dr. Jean Grey : His mutation. He has uncharted regenerative capabilities, enabling him to heal rapidly. It also makes his age impossible to determine. He could very well be older than you, Professor.
Cyclops : Who did this to him?
Dr. Jean Grey : He doesn't know. Nor does he remember anything about his life before it happened.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Experimentation on mutants. It's not unheard of, but I've never seen anything like this before.
Cyclops : What do you think Magneto wants with him?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : I'm not entirely sure it's him Magneto wants.
[Charles senses someone at Senator Kelly's hearing]
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Eric, what are you doing here?
Magneto : Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Don't give up on them, Erik.
Magneto : What would you have me do, Charles? I've heard these arguments before.
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : That was a long time ago. Mankind has evolved since then.
Magneto : Yes, into us.
[Magneto turns and looks at the Professor]
Magneto : [taps his head] Are you sneaking around in here, Charles? Whatever are you looking for?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : I'm looking for hope.
Magneto : I will bring you hope, old friend, and I ask only one thing in return - don't get in my way.
Magneto : We are the future, Charles, not them! They no longer matter!
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Mankind is not evil, just... uninformed.
[the X-Men help Senator Kelly, a victim of Magneto's mutant machine]
Senator Kelly : I was afraid they'd...
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : Treat you like a mutant?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier : We're not what you think. Not all of us.
Senator Kelly : Tell that to the ones who did this to me.