fictional character in Marvel Comics
Professor Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X is a fictional character and superhero from Marvel Comics created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for the X-Men. Professor X has telepathy and is the founder and leader of X-Men. He has always been drawn in a wheelchair. When the comics started being used as a social commentary about civil rights , Professor X was based on Martin Luther King Jr. and the supervillain Magneto was based on Malcolm X. In the X-Men movies Professor X has been played by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy.