X-Men for Dummies: 17 Mutants You Need to Know Before ‘Days of Future Past’ (Photos)

From Cyclops’ brother to Sunspot – TheWrap briefs “X-Men” novice moviegoers on each mutant's super-powers

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Professor X (James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart): Otherwise known as Charles Xavier, is a mutant who possesses vast telepathic powers, and is among the strongest and most powerful telepaths in the Marvel Universe. He is able to perceive the thoughts of others or project his own thoughts within a radius of approximately 250 miles. Xavier's vast psionic powers enable him to manipulate the minds of others, warp perceptions to make himself seem invisible, project mental illusions, cause loss of particular memories or total amnesia, and induce pain or temporary mental and/or physical paralysis in others.