So I finally watched DoFP and with Slow West is coming to theaters theres no going back
Charles Xavier is a super bitter Civil War Union veteran. He worked as a psychologist in the northeast before the war. After his knee got shot out and he nearly died of an infection he decided to leave the East and head West to find his sister Raven. He hasn’t seen her for years, not since they came to America together from England.
While Charles is busy limping out West armed with a rifle and an old fucking horse he has the fortune of running into cowboy Erik Lensherr, who has been living in the West so long the dust is in his blood (or something like that)
Erik doesn’t think this Englishman with a shitty knee is going to last very long at all so he sticks around our of the goodness of his heart (also Charles decides to pay him)
Mayhem ensues from there. Idk if powers yet or not. Also Charles has TERRIBLE PTSD because the Civil War was fucked. Erik thinks Charles is just some relatively normal dude (and Charles wanted to keep it that way) until someone burns their hand on some hot metal or in the fire or some careless shit like that and Charles breaks down at the smell of burned flesh.
Charles was at the Battle of the Wilderness where many of the casualties were sustained because injured men couldn’t crawl away from advancing brush fires. The screaming and the smell scarred Charles. He got his knee shot out at the Battle of Antietam and spent most of his time surrounded by dying, screaming men, terrified they were going to take his legs because the infection was creeping up past the wound (doctors didn’t believe in germs then, hah).
There it is. So much fun.