Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr
|Pairing:||Charles Xavier/Erik Lensherr|
|Alternative name(s):||Professor X/Magneto|
|Fandom:||X-Men, X-Men Movieverse, X-Men: First Class|
|Prevalence:||fairly minor prior to First Class; now enormous.|
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Professor Charles Francis Xavier, also known as Professor X, is a powerful telepath and the founder of the superhero group the X-Men. He first appeared in the X-Men comics and has subsequently appeared in the various adaptations and spin-offs: X-Men: The Animated Series, the first three X-Men movies, the Ultimate X-Men comics, the cartoons X-Men: Evolution and Wolverine and the X-Men, and the 2011 prequel film X-Men: First Class.
Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, also known as Magneto, has powers related to metal and magnetism. He was once Xavier's close friend but has generally been his archenemy in canon. Generally. Off and on. Mostly on.
A fairly minor pairing in the comics fandom, though with some passionate advocates, it exploded after the release of X-Men First Class.
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Where to begin? General consensus (even outside the fandom) is that the film is really nothing more or less than a romantic tragedy. Meta and primers have been written regarding the two characters' textual and subtextual relationship, as well as more fanfiction than you could read in a lifetime. Tumblr has also been busy.
Common Tropes & Themes
- The Winter of Banked Fires by Yahtzee. A fix-it fic for X3.
- Armistice by spicedpiano. Canon dubcon.
- May Morning by Rosie Rues. Canon-divergent.
- An Earlier Heaven by Regann. Canon-compliant mpreg.
- A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei (XMFC & XM Movie-verse, 2011). AU science-fiction novel.
- Nine Eleven Ten by Subtilior - WIP (XMFC, 2011-2012). dystopian AU epic.
- X Marks the Spot by thehoyden (XMFC, 2011). AU fusion with Indiana Jones set in 1962.
- Anarchy in the UK by Yahtzee, Modern Non-Powered AU, a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy -- and force them both to change forever.
- The Better Man by TurtleTotem, crossover with Harry Potter, "I do believe the two of you were in the same year as boys, were you not?" Headmaster Shaw said. "Charles is the most competent deputy any headmaster could ask for, Erik, and he's been doing this for years…" He trailed off, as if finally noticing something odd in the way his Potions and Divination masters were staring at each other.
"Of course," Charles said quickly, his voice only a little hoarse, and stuck out his hand. "Welcome back to Hogwarts, Erik."
Archives and Communities
- Old Friends on LJ. All canons.
- Erik-Charles on LJ. X-Men: First Class
- CXE First Class on LJ. X-Men: First Class.
- Erik Lensherr/Charles Xavier tag at AO3
- XMMF Magneto/Xavier tag at X-Men Movie Fic.
- Charles/Erik search at DeviantArt, mostly XMFC.