|Charles Frances Xavier|
|Birth||August 13, 1939|
|Markings||Paralyzed from the waist down. Cool wheelchair.|
|Affiliation||Xavier's School, X-Men|
Charles Xavier is the former headmaster of Xavier's School for the Gifted. He has retired to an advisory position as has instead become one of the driving forces in mutant politics. He is a telepath of great power and skill.
Noted for his idealism, altruism and philanthropy, Xavier can nonetheless be implacable, even ruthless in the pursuit of his goals. He is a personable man of strength and character, capable of deep and abiding compassion. His sense of humor is broad; his sense of mischief, lively. He is protective of Xavier's and of the dream created there. He also has a strong reserve and tendency toward isolation.
- Trained scientist, psychologist.
- Telepath. THE telepath.
Born to a family well-established in New York society, Charles Xavier grew up with every advantage and a background that pushed him toward philanthropy and a sense of responsibility toward others. He was educated privately and later at boarding school at Eton. After graduation, he attended school at Oxford with his father's death serving to refocus him on higher goals.
In 1960, he met Erik Lensherr and began a long friendship. He graduated in the early 1970s with PhDs in genetics, biophysics, and psychology.
At age 35 he became a paraplegic, psionically injured by another mutant while he was in Egypt. He struggled through recovery and depression, and it was not until a visit by his old friend Erik Lensherr that he truly began to recover. In the 1980s, they opened a school for the gifted at the Xavier mansion. They took in mutant students only to have Erik leave in 1987 due to a difference in philosophy.
Following the revelation of the X-Factor to the world in 1990, Xavier worked determinedly to help bring mutants and humans together. As part of this, he had a tacit acknowledgment and understanding with several individuals in the FBI which lead to the formation of the X-Men.
He currently spends a great deal of his time in Washington and overseas, helping set the course for mutant policy worldwide.