The Cool Friends:
Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr have never seen eye to eye on the dynamic between humans and mutants, but even during their fiercest battles, the affection of their long-standing friendship can usually be detected, bubbling under the surface. A complex friendship, then, but an enduring one.
The game of chess they share at the end of the original
, in which Magneto bristles with a mixture of bitterness and amusement. "The war is still coming, Charles," he begins. "And I intend to fight it, by any means necessary." "And I will always be there," replies Xavier, "old friend."