NEW YORK (AP). Charles Xavier, the mutant-activist, X-men leader and founder of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, held a press conference this morning concerning his death, the future of mutant-human relations, and his intent to reform his mutant team the X-men.
Dr. Xavier, pronounced dead in 2006, returned to "the living" just days after the decimation of the mutant nation Genosha. When asked about the details of his return, Dr. Xavier replied, "That's between me and science." Further inquiry on the topic prompted no response, but he had plenty to say about mutant-human relations.
"Mutants have lost their protection, their sense of safety and their place in this world," he read from a prepared statement. "I heard their voices stop at Genosha. And I knew in that moment where I was needed. I know what mutants need--not a paradise to call their own, not an island to retreat to, but a world which is tolerant and accepting of their existence."
Dr. Xavier made it clear throughout the press conference his intent to reform the X-men, the mutant team who have disbanded since the destruction of their base of operations, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, by Sentinels in 2010.
While Dr. Xavier's return and future plans have stirred many mutant activists and anti-mutant groups alike, the consensus seems to be a positive one for the welfare of the mutant race. Dr. Hank McCoy, a scientist, mutant diplomat, and former X-men remarked, "I'm glad Charles is alive and back. He's the one man mutants need and I will gladly follow him." Mayorial candidate and anti-mutant lobbyist Graydon Creed declined any further comment besides, "We'll see what he can do."