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[Nhuan smiles as everyone in the room looks at him accusingly]
General Nhuan: There has to be some kind of mistake.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: My machines don’t make mistakes. What are you?
General Nhuan: I assure you. I…
[Nhuan stands and Stryker points his gun at him]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: No, don’t shoot it.
General Nhuan: I assure you, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
[the men in the room go over to grab Nhuan and he suddenly turns into Raven, she takes down every man in the room before grabbing a gun and aiming it at Trask, at the same time Erik, Charles, Logan and Hank arrive to stop her]
Charles Xavier: Raven!
[suddenly Stryker shoots his taser gun at her and she falls on the table]
Charles Xavier: Raven! Raven!
[Erik uses his power to pull the tasers off of Raven and throws it onto Stryker]
[Charles goes to comfort Raven as recovers from the taser shot]
Charles Xavier: Raven?
Charles Xavier: We’ve come for you, Erik and I, together.
Raven: I never thought I…I’d see you again.
[Logan looks down as Stryker, who’s convulsing from the taser shot, and has a vision where Stryker is the one injecting the adamantium into his body; to Raven]
Charles Xavier: I’m going to keep you safe, I’m going to keep you out of their hands.
[at the same time Erik realizes that everything can be prevented if he kills Raven so he uses his power to grab the gun and aims it at her]
Charles Xavier: Erik, what are you doing?
Erik Lehnsherr: Securing our future. Forgive me, Mystique. As long as you’re out there we’ll never be safe.
Hank McCoy: Erik?
Raven: Use your powers, Charles, stop him.
Erik Lehnsherr: He can’t.
[just as Erik is about to shoot the gun Raven jumps out the window and Hank throws himself at Erik, causing the gun to fall but a fire is still shot and the bullet follows Raven out the window and hits her in the leg as she falls to the ground]
[the distress of Logan seeing Stryker causes a rift in the future]
Kitty Pryde: He’s slipping! He’s slipping back! I’m losing him!
[back in time, the people in the crowd see Raven as she rises from her fall, she turns herself into a regular bystander, inside the hotel Hank turns into his Beast form and Logan still distressed extends his claws as he has another vision of Stryker]
William Stryker: So that we finish what we started when we lead one day!
[in the future the distress causes Logan to extend his claws and slashing through the air, in the process he slashes kitty on the arm; to Bobby]
Magneto: Restrain him.
[back in time, Erik floats down the window and watches Raven limping away still in her human bystander form, as the bullet is still in her leg Erik uses his power to pull Raven towards him, she shifts back to her mutant form as he pulls her]
Raven: No! Erik!
[Erik uses his power to pull the bullet out of her leg]
[back in the hotel Logan looks around him with confusion]
Logan: Where am I?
Charles Xavier: Huh?
Logan: How the hell did I get here?
Charles Xavier: What? You came to us.
Logan: Who are you?
Charles Xavier: Charles.
[suddenly Logan grabs him]
Charles Xavier: Charles Xavier!
Logan: I don’t know you.
Charles Xavier: Huh?
[Logan notices Hank a he rises now fully transformed into his mutant form]
Logan: What the hell is that?
[calming Hank as he looks angrily at Logan]
Charles Xavier: Woh, woh, woh, woh, woh. I can deal with this, just go. Stop Erik!
[outside the hotel Raven looks pleadingly at Erik as he hovers the bullet above his hand]
Erik Lehnsherr: I’m sorry.
[just then Hank jumps down onto Erik and tackles Erik into the nearby fountain; back inside the hotel]
Charles Xavier: You’re Logan, that’s Hank McCoy, I’m Charles Xavier. You spent the last couple of days with us.
[Charles pauses as he looks at a still confused Logan for a moment]
Charles Xavier: Are you on acid? Somebody gave you really bad acid. Yeah?
[back to Hank and Erik fighting in the fountain, as Hank forces Erik’s under the water Erik uses his power to bring the metal items around them, including cars, towards him, this causes the crowd to panic and gives Raven a chance to escape by blending into the crowd, then Erik manages to free himself from Hank’s grasp by getting metal ornaments in the fountain to grab Hank and pull him off]
[back in the hotel room; to Logan]
Charles Xavier: Just hold on tight, we’ll get through this together.
[in the future as Kitty is still trying to keep Logan’s mind in the past Bobby notices her wound]
Bobby: Oh, my God! Kitty! She’s wounded pretty bad.
[back in time, Stryker manages to get the tasers off him, as he goes to escape he turns and notices Logan’s claws before running off, outside the hotel Erik tries to look for Raven who’s transformed into an old man, not being able to see her Erik goes off, then the remaining bystanders capture Hank in his Beast form on camera, he gets angry and runs away, frightening everyone]
[in the future Kitty manages to get Logan back on track, she looks at Magneto and Professor X]
Kitty Pryde: I got him.
[back in time Logan suddenly recognizes Charles]
Charles Xavier: What happened to you?
Logan: I just saw someone who’s going to bring me a lot of pain someday. Where’s Raven?
Charles Xavier: Gone.
Charles Xavier: We have to get out of here!
[the both rush out of the room]
[officials, including Trask meet in the White House with President Nixon as news report of the mutants’ sightings are shown on television]
Peace Summit Reporter: Yesterday, the Paris Peace Summit was rocked by the appearance of unidentified assailants, the likes of which the world has never seen. Mass hysteria has gripped the nation as people ask: Where do they come from? Will they be back? And most importantly, are they friend or foe?
News Anchor: That was London correspondent Toby Elliot reporting from the Paris Peace Summit yesterday.
President Nixon: What the hell are we dealing with here? Off the record.
Secretary of Defense: Two days ago, this man, Erik Lehnsherr, escaped from a maximum security prison inside the Pentagon. We believe that this woman, is a former associate of Lehnsherr’s. They were together in Cuba, the day of the crisis in ’62. He was also implicated in Kennedy’s assassination.
[pointing to Hank in his Beat form on the new report footage]
President Nixon: What about that thing?
US Army General: We don’t know what that thing is, sir. Actually, we really don’t know what any of them are.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: Yes. Yes, we do. They’re mutants.
[referring to Erik]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: He has the power to control metal. Last I checked, that’s what most of your weapons were made of.
[referring to Raven]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: And she can transform into anyone. A general, a secret service man, even you, Mr. President. She could walk into this office and order a nuclear strike if she was in the mood, and that’s only two of them.
President Nixon: Well, do we have any countermeasures, any defense?
Dr. Bolivar Trask: I was waiting for you to ask me that question.
[Trask places his Sentinel program folder in front of Nixon]
Secretary of Defense: That is an experimental program, sir, strictly off the books.
[Nixon looks through the folder]
President Nixon: You’re telling me these mutants are out in the world and our best defense are these giant metal robots?
Dr. Bolivar Trask: Many of the mutants looks like us. My Sentinels can tell the difference. I have eight prototypes ready to go. They’re built out of a space age polymer, not an ounce of metal on them.
President Nixon: I want to make a demonstration, I want the world to know that we can protect them. What do you need to get these things operational?
Dr. Bolivar Trask: I already gave that number to Congress. Unfortunately, they elected to shut me down. It’s going to cost a bit more to turn them on.
President Nixon: Whatever you need.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: Oh, and one more thing.
[he points to the footage of Raven on the new report]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: If we do manage to capture them, I would like her, for research purposes of course.
[Raven, in her human form, is in a French hospital having her leg wound seen to by a nurse, the TV is on in the background showing the news report of the mutants’ sightings]
French Emergency Nurse: [subtitled] Terrible thing.
Raven: [subtitled] What is?
French Emergency Nurse: [subtitled] Being born like that.
Raven: [subtitled] Is it?
French Emergency Nurse: [subtitled] Can you imagine, looking in the mirror and seeing that staring back at you?
[Raven replies in English]
Raven: Yes, I can.
French Emergency Nurse: [subtitled] Where do you think she comes from? You think she has a family?
Raven: Yes. She does.
[sat in his room, Erik looks through the Sentinel Program blueprints, the TV is showing more news reports about the mutant sightings and shows a scientist finding Raven’s blood on the street and a sample being taken, later as Erik goes to catch a train as he passes an old man begging suddenly the old man grabs him and drags him into a corner, he transforms into Raven]
Raven: If I see so much as a screw, I will jam this into your throat.
[she holds a knife against his throat]
Erik Lehnsherr: How did you find me?
Raven: You taught me well.
Erik Lehnsherr: It’s been a long time since we were this close. I missed you.
Raven: You tried to kill me.
Erik Lehnsherr: So the rest of us could live.
Raven: What do you mean?
Erik Lehnsherr: We received a message from the future.
Raven: Don’t lie to me.
Erik Lehnsherr: I never have and I never will.
Erik Lehnsherr: Humans use your blood, your genes to create a weapon that wipes us all out. I was only doing what I thought necessary to secure our future.
Raven: So what’s to stop me from killing you right now and securing my future?
Erik Lehnsherr: Nothing. It doesn’t matter anymore, they have your DNA. Your blood was on the street.
Raven: Whose fault was that?
Erik Lehnsherr: Mine. I’ve seen their plans. They’re creating a weapon and now they have what they need to take it further. We have to strike now, while we still hold the upper hand.
Raven: I’ve seen too many friends die, Erik. I don’t want a war. I only want the man who murdered them.
Erik Lehnsherr: This is war. What happened to you? Did you lose your way while I was gone? Are you still Charles’ Raven, or are you Mystique?
Raven: Trask is the enemy.
Erik Lehnsherr: Killing one man isn’t enough.
Raven: It never was for you. Goodbye, Erik.
[she turns and walks off, Erik goes to follow after her but she’s disappeared into the crowd]
[as they return to Charles’ mansion he suddenly falls down]
Logan: What happened?
[Hank goes to help Charles to his feet]
Hank McCoy: Come on, up.
Logan: Why can’t he walk?
Hank McCoy: He need his treatment.
[as Charles is losing his ability to walk he starts regaining his telepathic powers]
Charles Xavier: Hank, I can hear them!
Hank McCoy: It’s okay, I’ll make it stop. I’ll get it.
[Hank runs up the stairs to get the injection, Charles looks in deep distress]
Logan: Hey, hey, pull yourself together. It’s not over yet.
[reading Logan’s mind]
Charles Xavier: You don’t believe that.
Logan: How do you know?
[pointing to his legs]
Charles Xavier: As these go…
[pointing to his head]
Charles Xavier: …this comes back. They all come back!
Logan: Look, I’m…I’m still here. She’s still out there. But we need your help, Charles. Not like this, I need you. We can’t find Raven, not without your powers.
[Hank comes back with the injection]
Hank McCoy: I added a little extra cause you missed a dose.
[he gives the needle to Charles]
[Charles looks at Logan and just as he’s about to inject himself he decides against it and puts the injection down]
Charles Xavier: Hank, do me a favor. Would you help me to my study, please?
Hank McCoy: Alright.
[Hank helps Charles walk over to his study, he then opens the closet door]
Hank McCoy: Are you sure about this?
Charles Xavier: Absolutely not.
[they look at Charles’ wheelchair]
[looking at Raven’s blood under the microscope]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: This creature is extraordinary. Her genes could hold the key to mutation itself. I need more.
Major William Stryker: That’s all they were able to scrape off the pavement in Paris.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: More than blood. I need brain tissue, spinal fluid, bone marrow. Imagine Sentinels that could transform, adapt to any target. If I could just get my hands on her. This girl, could leap the program forward years, decades into the future. How old is your son now, Major?
Major William Stryker: Jason? He’s coming up on ten now if you can believe it.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: Eight years from fighting age. And how many of our sons and brothers did we just ship home in body bags? Maybe fifty… fifty-five thousand. And how many more on the other side? Never before in all of human history has there been a cause which could unite us as a species, until now.
Major William Stryker: You really hate mutants, doctor, don’t you?
Dr. Bolivar Trask: On the contrary, I rather admire them. The things they can do. I see mutants as our salvation.
Major William Stryker: A common enemy.
Dr. Bolivar Trask: A common struggle against the ultimate enemy: Extinction. I believe our new friends are going to help us usher in a new era, Bill.
[as the Sentinels are being shipped off we see Erik sneaking into Trask Industries]
Speakers: Attention, attention. Transport departure in two hours. Repeat, transport departure in two hours.
[Charles, now in his wheelchair, Logan and Hank make their way towards the entrance to Cerebro]
Logan: When was the last time you were down here?
Hank McCoy: The last time we went looking for students.
Charles Xavier: A lifetime ago.
[Charles’s eyes get scanned at the doorway]
Computer: Welcome, Professor.
[the doors opens and they enter inside making their way towards Cerebro, Hank turns on the equipment]
Hank McCoy: Raven’s wounded, she won’t be moving fast.
[Charles picks up the Cerebro and blows off the dust off of it]
Charles Xavier: These are muscles I haven’t stretched in a long time.
[he puts Cerebro on his head and instantly sees and hears the call of other mutants which overwhelms him]
Charles Xavier: God!
[the frantic call of the mutants start to really overwhelm Charles and he loses focus]
[suddenly not being able to handle it Charles causes the Cerebro equipment to break down]
[Charles takes Cerebro off his head]
Hank McCoy: Charles! Charles, it’s alright. I’ll go check the generator.
[Hank turns and leaves]
Logan: It’s not the machinery, is it?
Charles Xavier: I can’t do this, my mind…
Logan: Yes, you can.
Charles Xavier: It won’t take it.
Logan: You’re just a little rusty.
Charles Xavier: You don’t understand, it’s not a question of being rusty. I can flip the switches, I can turn the knobs, but my power comes from here, it comes from…
[he touches his head and goes to point to his heart]
Charles Xavier: And it’s broken. I felt like one of my students, helpless. It was a mistake coming down here. It was a mistake freeing Erik. This whole thing has been one bloody mistake!
[Charles turns his chair and starts to leave]
Charles Xavier: I’m sorry, Logan, but they sent back the wrong man.
Logan: You’re right. I am.
[Charles stops by the doors and Logan walks towards him]
Logan: Actually it was supposed to be you. But I was the only one who could physically make the trip. And uh…I don’t know how long I’ve got here, but I do know that a long time…actually, a long time from now, I was your most helpless student, and you unlocked my mind. You showed me what I was, you showed me what I could be. I don’t know how to do that for you. You’re right, I don’t. But I know someone who might.
[Charles looks confused]
Logan: Look into my mind.
Charles Xavier: You saw what I did to Cerebro. You don’t want me inside your head.
Logan: There’s no damage you can do that hasn’t already been done, trust me.
[Charles touches his fingers to Logan’s head and enters his mind, he sees Logan’s memories of Stryker experimenting on him, meeting Jean Grey, falling in love with her and then having to kill her]
Charles Xavier: You, poor, poor, man.
Logan: Look past me.
Charles Xavier: No, I don’t want your suffering, I don’t want your future!
Logan: Look past my future, look for your future.
[Charles starts to focus again]
Logan: That’s it. That’s it. That’s it.
[as Charles goes deeper into Logan’s memories he wakes to finds himself in the future lying down in Logan’s position, he rises and sees his older self, Magneto, Kitty and Bobby, he walks over to his older self who suddenly senses Charles]
Professor X: Charles?
Charles Xavier: Charles.
[Professor X opens his eyes and looks straight at his younger self]
Charles Xavier: So this is what becomes of us? Erik was right. Humanity does this to us.
Professor X: Not if we show them a better path.
Charles Xavier: You still believe?
Professor X: Just because someone stumbles, loses their way, it doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. Sometimes we all need a little help.
Charles Xavier: Oh, I’m not the man I was. I open my mind and it almost overwhelms me.
Professor X: You’re afraid, and Cerebro knows it.
Charles Xavier: All those voices, so much pain.
Professor X: It’s not their pain you’re afraid of, it’s yours, Charles. And as frightening as it may be, that pain will make you stronger. If you allow yourself to feel it, embrace it, it will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It’s the greatest gift we have, to bear their pain without breaking, and it’s born from the most human power: Hope.
[a vision of his young mutant students at X-Mansion is shown]
Professor X: Please. Charles, we need you to hope again.
[at that moment Charles leaves Logan’s memories]
Logan: Find what you were looking for?
[just then the power comes back on and Hank walks over to them]
Hank McCoy: Power’s back on.
Charles Xavier: Yes. Yes, it is.
[after sneaking into Trask Industries Erik has boarded the train that is transporting the Sentinels he manipulates the train tracks and inserts them into the Sentinels; in the future Bobby tends to Kitty’s wound]
Bobby: She’s lost too much blood. She can’t keep going like this.
Magneto: We have no choice, Bobby.
Bobby: We can wake him up.
Professor X: No! They need more time. I had a glimpse into the past. If we wake Logan now, we may set off an even darker course. They need more time.
[we see Raven sitting at an airport as she waits to board a plane, suddenly a woman sitting behind looks at her]
Female Traveler: Raven, stop. Stop running.
Raven: Charles? Where are you?
Female Traveler: Back at the house…
[we see Charles is using Cerebro to communicate with Raven]
Charles Xavier: …where you should be. I need you to come home.
Raven: I know what I need to do.
[Raven gets up and walks away from the woman]
[as she walks off Charles continues to communicate to her via another traveler]
Blue Suit Traveler: If you kill Trask, you’ll be creating countless more just like him.
Raven: Then I’ll kill them too.
[Charles replies via another traveler as Raven continues to walk away]
Airport Backpacker: Those are Erik’s words, not yours.
[suddenly Raven bumps into a flight attendant and drops her ticket, as the attendant goes to pick up the ticket Charles communicates to Raven through her]
Flight Attendant: The girl I grew up with wasn’t capable of killing. She was good, fair, full of compassion.
Raven: I have compassion, just not for Trask. He’s murdered too many of us.
[Raven grabs her ticket from the flight attendant and walks away]
Logan: Shut her down, Charles. Get in her head.
Charles Xavier: She’s not letting me in. I’m barely holding on, I’m not strong enough yet.
[as Raven is walking through the airport she suddenly stops as she spots Charles standing ahead of her]
Charles Xavier: I know what Trask has done, but killing him will not bring them back. It will set you on a path from which there is no return. An endless cycle of killing, us and them, till there is nothing left. But we can stop it, right now, you and I. You just have to come home.
Raven: I have to? You haven’t changed at all, Charles. Like I said, I know exactly what I have to do.
[she walks straight through Charles as he disappears; Charles takes Cerebro off his head]
Logan: Where is she?
Charles Xavier: She’s in an airport, boarding a plane.
Logan: A plane to where?
[Charles looks into the flight attendant’s memories who had looked at Raven’s ticket when she had bumped into her]
Charles Xavier: Washington, D.C.
Hank McCoy: Alright, guys. There’s something I need to show you.
[Hank takes Charles and Logan to his room where he’s hooked up TV monitors to old looking computers]
Hank McCoy: This is the system I designed to record any news about Paris, over all three networks and PBS.
Logan: [sarcastically] All three? Wow.
Hank McCoy: Yeah, and PBS. Look what I found.
[he plays recorded footage of a news report]
News Reporter: Tomorrow in front of the White House, the President will make his announcement. He’ll be joined by Secretary of Defense Laird and has even sought the help of renowned scientist Bolivar Trask, he’s special adviser to combat this mutant issue. The White House has asked…
[Hank stops the recording]
Charles Xavier: Raven doesn’t realize that if she kills Trask at an event like that with the whole world watching…
Logan: Then I came a long way for nothing.
Hank McCoy: And there’s more bad news. I saw the report, they found traces of her blood in Paris. For all we know, they already have her DNA, which is all they’d need…
Logan: To create the Sentinels of the future.
Hank McCoy: Now there’s a theory in Quantum Physics that time is immutable. It’s like a river, you can throw a pebble into it, create a ripple, but the current always corrects itself. No matter what you do, the river just keeps flowing in the same direction.
Logan: What are you trying to say?
Hank McCoy: What I’m saying is, what if the war is inevitable? What if she’s meant to kill Trask? What if this is just simply who she is?
[just then Charles remembers his older self’s words]
Charles Xavier: Just because someone stumbles, loses their way, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.
[Charles smiles to himself]
Charles Xavier: No, I don’t believe that theory, Hank. And I cannot believe that that is who she is. Ready the plane, we’re going to Washington.
[at Pentagon, Erik infiltrates the building and using two metal ball bearings takes out the guards and then retrieves his helmet; on the plane to Washington Logan notices Charles touching his leg]
Logan: You alright?
Charles Xavier: Getting there.
Logan: Whatever happens today, I need you to promise me something. You looked into my mind and you’ve seen a lot of bad, but you’ve seen the good too. The X-Men. Promise me you’ll find us. Use your power, bring us together. Guide us, lead us. Storm, Scott, Jean. Remember those names. There’s so many of us. We will need you, Professor.
Charles Xavier: I’ll do my best.
Logan: Your best is enough, trust me.
[back in the future whilst standing guard Warpath notices the pods carrying the Sentinels making their way to the monastery]
Warpath: There’s twelve carriers inbound, ten miles!
[inside the monastery; to Magneto]
Professor X: They found us.
[Magneto looks at Logan’s unconscious body which Kitty is still linked to and then walks out]
[in the past we see footage of news report of the gathering at the White House]
White House Lawn Reporter: Thousands of people will be gathered here today. They’ve come from all over the world to witness history. Along with news crews from at least fifty different countries.
[at security everyone is being checked through a metal detector, as Hank wheels Charles though the detector beeps]
White House Ticket Man: Can I see your invitations, please?
Charles Xavier: Yes, you may.
[Charles uses his power to make the ticket man believe they have tickets]
Charles Xavier: These two are with me.
White House Ticket Man: Go ahead.
Charles Xavier: Thank you.
[Hank wheels Charles off, Logan then steps through the metal detector and smiles to himself when it doesn’t beep]
Charles Xavier: Logan.
[Logan walks off to join Charles and Hank]
White House Ticket Man: Please, this way, sir.
[Charles uses his power to try and find Raven in the crowd gathered in front of the White House waiting for the President to give his speech]
Charles Xavier: Haven’t found her yet, but she has to be here.
Presenter: The President of the United States.
[Nixon walks up to the podium as the crowd cheers]
President Nixon: My fellow Americans, today, we face the greatest threat in our history: Mutants.
[Charles continues to search for Raven using his power]
President Nixon: We have prepared for this threat. In the immortal words of Robert Oppenheimer, “Behold. The world will never be the same again.”
[he points to the giant flags behind him which unveil to reveal the Sentinels, as the crowd cheers we see Raven disguised as a Secret Service agent]
[Erik, wearing his Magneto costume and helmet, floats down into RFK Stadium]
Grounds Keeper: Can I help you?
Erik Lehnsherr: No, you can’t.
[using his powers Erik lifts the stadium up; back in the future Magneto joins the other mutants guarding the monastery as the pods carrying the Sentinels appear]
Warpath: Here they come.
[in the past, Charles who’s continuing to locate Raven suddenly hears her thoughts]
Raven: This is for you, brothers and sisters.
[he locates her and sees her disguised as a Secret Service agent]
Charles Xavier: Raven!
[as she goes to grab her gun she hears Charles and hesitates; to Logan and Hank]
Charles Xavier: I have her!
Raven: Let me go, Charles!
[Charles points the body of the Secret Service agent Raven is disguised as]
Charles Xavier: There, see? Secret Service man, left of the stage.
Logan: Got it.
Charles Xavier: Go!
[as Erik is floating the entire RFK Stadium towards the White House suddenly the Sentinels become activated]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: What the hell are you doing? I didn’t tell you to activate them!
Major William Stryker: I didn’t.
[as Erik gets nearer the Sentinels rise and the crowd cheers, Logan and Hank make their way towards Raven as Charles continues to reason with her through her mind]
Charles Xavier: Raven, please listen to me. We’ve been given a second chance to define who we are. Don’t do this.
Raven: I’m not Raven anymore.
[a guard comes over to Logan and Hank as they walk towards to the stage]
White House Stage Guard: Gentlemen, you cannot pass this point.
[back in the future as the Sentinel pods get closer Bishop turns to Storm]
Bishop: We can’t stop that many.
Storm: No, but we can slow them down.
[at the same time in the past the Sentinels float over the crowd then stop and Erik makes one of them start shooting at a police car, the crowd panics and makes a run for it]
Charles Xavier: Erik!
[back in the future Storm rises and starts to manipulate the weather to stall the Sentinels]
[Storm electrocutes Bishop so that he can absorb the power and uses it to blast kinetic energy at the Sentinels]
[in the past as everyone flees, the Secret Service take Nixon, Trask, and Stryker into the safe room in the White House, unaware that Raven is among them]
Secretary of Defense: Take us to Defcon 3! Mr. President, we are code red. Once our air defense readies…
[turning to Trask]
President Nixon: What the hell happened out there?
Dr. Bolivar Trask: I will fix it.
President Nixon: You said that before! I wanted to make a statement, now the whole Goddamn world knows we can’t protect them!
Dr. Bolivar Trask: I will fix it.
President Nixon: You damn well better!
[we see Raven disguised as the Secret Service Agent grabbing his gun from inside his jacket]
[back in the future Magneto, with Storm’s help, send the X-jet into the pod to explode, throwing hundreds of Sentinels down; at the same time in the past Erik floats the RFK Stadium above the White House and the Sentinels go over to join him]
[suddenly Erik drops the stadium down circling the White House, nearly crushing Charles, and dispatches the Sentinel around the stadium to stand guard; back in the future after Magneto has sent down the Sentinel]
Storm: Is everybody okay?
[Magneto looks down and sees he’s been stabbed in his stomach by a piece of metal which he takes out, then suddenly a Sentinel jumps from behind the walls and impales Storm from behind and throws her over the edge of the cliff, they then attack Bishop who blows himself up, as the Sentinel continue to attack, Magneto is sent back inside the monastery with Blink’s help]
[in the past Logan and Hank look at one of the Sentinels that is standing guard inside the stadium surrounding the White House]
Hank McCoy: I’m probably not supposed to ask this kind of thing, but in the future, do I make it?
Logan: No. But we can change that, right?
[angry Hank changes into his Beast form, Erik notices Logan and Hank and turns to the Sentinel standing guard]
Erik Lehnsherr: Do what you were made for.
[the Sentinel turns to Logan and Hank and starts shooting at them, Erik uses this opportunity to try and locate the safe room which Nixon and the others have been taken to]
Erik Lehnsherr: Where are you?
[as Logan tries to fight of the Sentinel Hank jumps on top of it]
Hank McCoy: I got this! Go!
[Hank tears into the Sentinel’s fuel line while as Logan goes after Erik]
[as Logan approaches Erik he throws anything with metal attached to it as Logan, but he fights his way through, Erik then gets a block with rebars and wraps it through Logan’s body, causing Logan in the future to nearly break the link with Kitty]
Professor X: Oh, dear God, no.
[in the past Erik makes Logan rise and float making him yell in pain]
Erik Lehnsherr: So much for being a survivor.
[he then throws Logan into the Potomac River, causing extreme distress to Logan in the future]
[inside the safe room as Raven waits to attack Trask suddenly he hears his small device beeping, he takes it out of his pocket and turns to Nixon]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: One of them is in here.
[suddenly Raven points her gun to shoot]
[everyone points their guns at Raven still disguised as the Secret Service Agent]
Dr. Bolivar Trask: No, no, no, no! Don’t kill it! I need it alive.
[just then Erik starts to pull the safe room out of the White House]
President Nixon: What the hell is happening?
[Erik pulls the safe room out of the White House and it lands on the lawn in front of Erik, he pulls apart the door, floats all their guns into the air then turns all the live news cameras toward him and gives a speech]
Erik Lehnsherr: You built these weapons to destroy us. Why? Because you are afraid of our gifts. Because we are different. Humanity has always feared that which is different. Well, I’m here to tell you, to tell the world, you’re right to fear us. We are the future.
[back in the future the Sentinels kill Colossus by ripping him in two and Warpath burnt alive; in the past Quicksilver is watching the TV as Erik gives his speech]
Erik Lehnsherr: We are the ones who will inherit this earth, and anyone who stands in our way will suffer the same fate as these men you see before you. Today was meant to be a display of your power. Instead I give you a glimpse of the devastation my race can unleash upon yours. Let this be a warning to the world.
[as Erik gives his speech we see sunspot being killed by the Sentinels; in the past Ink and Toad watch Erik giving his speech on the TV]
Erik Lehnsherr: And to my mutant brothers and sisters out there, I say this; no more hiding, no more suffering. You have lived in the shadows in shame and fear for too long. Come out, join me. Fight together in the brotherhood of our kind. A new tomorrow, that starts today.
[in the future we see Blink being impaled by three Sentinels at once, inside the monastery the wounded Magneto looks at Professor X]
Magneto: All those years wasted fighting each other, Charles. To have a precious few of them back.
[he extends his hand to Professor X and they hold each other’s hand, suddenly they hear the explosions outside, Bobby uses his power to freeze the front door to give them more time; back in the past Nixon walks out of the safe room to approach Erik]
Secretary of Defense: Mr. President! Sir!
President Nixon: Stand down!
[his men grab him to stop him]
President Nixon: I said stand down!
[he walks faces Erik and points at him]
President Nixon: You want to make a statement? Kill me? Fine! But spare everyone else!
[inside the safe room Trask looks to his left and we see the real Nixon standing next to him]
[as Hank is fighting the Sentinels, he notices Nixon talking to Erik, he stabs himself with several injections to revert himself to his human form]
Erik Lehnsherr: Very heroic, Mr. President. But you have no intention of sparing any of us. The future of our species begins now.
[Erik points the floating guns at Nixon, then as one of the Sentinels goes to grab Hank he reverts back to his human form so the Sentinel backs off, instead it looks across at Erik and Nixon and it sees both as being mutant so it makes a run towards them, but Erik pulls it apart, at that moment Nixon takes out his gun, shoots Erik, which grazes his neck and then Nixon transforms into Raven]
Erik Lehnsherr: You used to be a better shot.
Raven: Trust me, I still am.
[Raven kicks Erik in the head and knocks him out]
[after knocking Erik out, Raven turns and points her gun at Trask but suddenly everything freezes and she sees Charles appears by the safe room]
Raven: Get out of my head, Charles!
Charles Xavier: Raven. Please, do not make us the enemy today.
Raven: Look around you, we already are!
Charles Xavier: Not all of us.
[Hank goes over to Charles, who’s lying injured under some fallen debris from the stadium, he’s communicating with Raven through her mind]
Charles Xavier: All you’ve done so far is save the lives of these men. You can show them a better path.
Hank McCoy: Shut her down, Charles.
Charles Xavier: I’ve been trying to control you ever since the day we met and look what that’s got us. Everything that happens now is in your hands. I have faith in you, Raven.
[Charles unfreezes everyone and Raven continues to point her gun at Trask, in the future Bobby gets killed by the Sentinels as they enter the monastery and just as the Sentinels are about to kill Professor X, Magneto, Kitty and Logan in the past Raven drops her gun and everyone in the future disappears]
[Raven takes off Erik’s helmet as lies unconscious and walks away]
Raven: He’s all yours, Charles.
[Charles then makes Erik open his eyes, rise and then manipulates him into removing the metal bars off him so Hank can help him up]
Erik Lehnsherr: If you let them have me, I’m as good as dead. You know that.
Charles Xavier: I know.
Erik Lehnsherr: Goodbye, old friend.
Charles Xavier: Goodbye, Erik.
[Erik looks at Raven for a moment before floating away, Raven then turns and looks at Charles and Hank before turning to walk away]
Hank McCoy: You sure you should let them go?
Charles Xavier: Yes, I have hope for them. There’s going to be a time, Hank, when we are all together.
[we see Raven transforming into a soldier and walks away]
Hank McCoy: What about Logan?
[Logan wakes up in the future in a room in the Mutant Academy, he steps outside and sees Bobby with Rogue, he then sees Kitty teaching a class with Colossus, then the older Hank in his Beat form greets Logan as he passes him]
Beast – older: Good morning, Logan. Late start.
[he laughs as he walks off, Logan smiles then walks down stairs and notices Storm talking to some students]
Storm: Have a good lunch. Good job.
Student: Thank you.
Storm: A very good job.
[as Logan walks over to Professor X’s office he sees Jean standing by the door]
[she turns and looks at him]
Jean Grey: Hi, Logan.
[Logan walks over to her]
Jean Grey: Are you okay?
Logan: You’re here.
Jean Grey: Where else would I be?
[Logan goes to touch her face when suddenly his hand is grabbed by Scott Summers]
Scott Summers: Woh! Easy, pal.
Logan: Well some things never change. Good to see you, Scott.
[Logan puts his hand on Scott’s shoulder]
Scott Summers: Uh-huh. See you later, Jean. Okay.
[Scott turns and walks off]
[Logan sees the Professor in his office]
Jean Grey: Logan, is everything alright?
Logan: Yeah. Yeah, I think it is.
[Jean turns and walks off, Logan steps into Professor X’s office]
Logan: You did it.
Professor X: Did what? Logan, don’t you have a class to teach?
Logan: A class to teach?
Professor X: Yeah, history.
Logan: History? Actually, I could use some help with that.
Professor X: Help with what?
Logan: Well, pretty much everything after 1973. I think the history I know is a little different.
[the Professor gives him a knowing look]
Professor X: Welcome back.
Logan: It’s good to see you, Charles. It’s good to see everyone.
Professor X: Well…I had a promise to keep. You and I have a lot of catching up to do.
Professor X: What’s the last thing you remember?
[back in the past we see Logan being pulled out of the water by the river cops]
Charles Xavier: [voice over] The past, a new and uncertain world.
[one of the cops is reading a newspaper which has the headings “Mutant Save President and Cabinet”, “Sentinel Program Cancelled” and “Trask Arrested For Selling Military Secrets”]
Charles Xavier: [voice over] A world of endless possibilities and infinite outcomes.
[the cops looks at Logan]
Potomac River Cop #1: Isn’t he?
[Logan’s eyes flutter]
Potomac River Cop #1: Oh, he’s alive!
[last lines; Logan opens his eyes and coughs up water, we then see Stryker on the boat looking at him and smiling]
Charles Xavier: [voice over] Countless choices define our fate. Each choice, each moment, a ripple in the river of time.
Potomac River Cop #2: What do you want us to do with him, Major Stryker?
Charles Xavier: [voice over] Enough ripples and you change the tide.
Major William Stryker: I’ll take him from here.
[Stryker smiles to himself and his eyes change, we see that it’s Raven in disguise]
Charles Xavier: [voice over] For the future is never truly set.
[post-credits scene; we see hundreds of people in a desert chanting to En Sabah Nur as he uses his telekinesis powers to construct pyramids with the four horsemen keeping watch nearby]
Total Quotes: 111
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