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    Quote Originally Posted by Arachne View Post
    Shi'ar tech covers most of that. It's been shown rebuilding the mansion automatically in the past. In Damage Control, for one, although that was a bit of a joke title. Early in X-Force, Boom-Boom used Shi'ar tech to redesign the team's costumes. The question is, where does it get the raw materials? Recycling only goes so far.



    That makes sense; too bad they never deal with that kind of thing in the books. I believe most of the psi-powered characters studied psychology, though. (When the original GenX started there was a special that listed everyone's majors.) That would mitigate some mental health problems. Whether it's an ethical solution is another question, of course,.
    That would depend heavily on who they were and how they used their powers. The issue is that most psychics are either awful or crazy.

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    I don't wanna open a new thread for this, but:

    Are members of X-Force, X-Factor and Excalibur to be considered proper and legit "X-Men" working into independent cells/teams, but always "X-Men" anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BESTXMAN View Post
    They live in a communal way since none of them have jobs except Warren and Dr. Cecilia Reyes. Beast recently had a job.

    I know Scott once had a job as a disc jockey and Jean was a model. But I'm sure those funds ran out years ago.
    Many X-Men earn a living, or they did in the past (Karma, for instance, worked for Xavier from the beginning and she was librarian later).

    There's a whole interesting thread about it, but I can't find it because I don't remember its title. Somebody may help...?

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    Wolverine did say that the Avengers pay more than the X-men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norj View Post
    Wolverine did say that the Avengers pay more than the X-men.
    Classic quote, and enlightening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norj View Post
    Wolverine did say that the Avengers pay more than the X-men.
    Of course they do. They have fewer members and aren't paying dozens of children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosebunse View Post
    Of course they do. They have fewer members and aren't paying dozens of children.
    PLus they have some of wealthiest people on earth on their team, with Tony "i'm literally made of money" Stark at the top.
    Most Xmen are...well let's say on the proletarian side of the things, with oddly one crazy wealth mement for each generation
    No really...each incarnation of X-men for long time had at least on multi millionaire in the team, one with obvious visible mutation, a psionic one, an energy eruptor one, and one with weird power and/or elemental powers. ALWAYS.
    After 2000 it changed a bit...but mostly because millionaire don't gorw on tree...and oddly when Xavier was not around to run things...one could suspect he did not choose X-men randomly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron of Faltine View Post
    PLus they have some of wealthiest people on earth on their team, with Tony "i'm literally made of money" Stark at the top.
    Most Xmen are...well let's say on the proletarian side of the things, with oddly one crazy wealth mement for each generation
    No really...each incarnation of X-men for long time had at least on multi millionaire in the team, one with obvious visible mutation, a psionic one, an energy eruptor one, and one with weird power and/or elemental powers. ALWAYS.
    After 2000 it changed a bit...but mostly because millionaire don't gorw on tree...and oddly when Xavier was not around to run things...one could suspect he did not choose X-men randomly
    Damn, you have a good point. The X-Men practically require a rich person on the team or else they would never have enough money.

    Actually, them using a brain damaged Warren as a bank was sort of unnerving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosebunse View Post
    Damn, you have a good point. The X-Men practically require a rich person on the team or else they would never have enough money.

    Actually, them using a brain damaged Warren as a bank was sort of unnerving.
    here a rough list of rich x-men in no particular order just to give an idea:
    Warren Worthington III Angel
    Banshee(family fortune, inherited a goddamned castle)
    Sunfire(Shiro too is rich, we tend to forget it)
    Pretty sure Logan too is indipendently wealth, but is anybody guess
    Psylocke much like her brother are very wealthy. The Braddock never had to worry about money
    Monet(of course, and she is one of the classiest)
    ROOOOOBEEERRTO DAAAAAAA COOOOSSSSSSSTAAAAAA
    Emma Frost
    Storm income is a mistery since the marriage with Black Panther

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron of Faltine View Post
    here a rough list of rich x-men in no particular order just to give an idea:
    Warren Worthington III Angel
    Banshee(family fortune, inherited a goddamned castle)
    Sunfire(Shiro too is rich, we tend to forget it)
    Pretty sure Logan too is indipendently wealth, but is anybody guess
    Psylocke much like her brother are very wealthy. The Braddock never had to worry about money
    Monet(of course, and she is one of the classiest)
    ROOOOOBEEERRTO DAAAAAAA COOOOSSSSSSSTAAAAAA
    Emma Frost
    Storm income is a mistery since the marriage with Black Panther
    My Headcanon is that Emma has been using her telepathy to do insider trading for years and is secretly the richest woman in the marvel universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron of Faltine View Post
    here a rough list of rich x-men in no particular order just to give an idea:
    Warren Worthington III Angel
    Banshee(family fortune, inherited a goddamned castle)
    Sunfire(Shiro too is rich, we tend to forget it)
    Pretty sure Logan too is indipendently wealth, but is anybody guess
    Psylocke much like her brother are very wealthy. The Braddock never had to worry about money
    Monet(of course, and she is one of the classiest)
    ROOOOOBEEERRTO DAAAAAAA COOOOSSSSSSSTAAAAAA
    Emma Frost
    Storm income is a mistery since the marriage with Black Panther
    Fun...plus, how many of them live at the X-mansion where they don't need rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron of Faltine View Post
    here a rough list of rich x-men in no particular order just to give an idea:
    Warren Worthington III Angel
    Banshee(family fortune, inherited a goddamned castle)
    Sunfire(Shiro too is rich, we tend to forget it)
    Pretty sure Logan too is indipendently wealth, but is anybody guess
    Psylocke much like her brother are very wealthy. The Braddock never had to worry about money
    Monet(of course, and she is one of the classiest)
    ROOOOOBEEERRTO DAAAAAAA COOOOSSSSSSSTAAAAAA
    Emma Frost
    Storm income is a mistery since the marriage with Black Panther
    Karma has a multi billion dollar company now, Magneto has a hoard of Nazi gold he stole from Hydra, Gambit heads the Thieves guild so he has to have money and Cable must have made a killing as a mercenary how else can he afford all those guns.

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    There are a couple of factors at work that are never stated.
    1-With it being a private school it is very much likely a non-profit organization. It takes donations from wealthy people and turns that into revenue for the school.
    2-Being labeled an educational institution they can also get state and federal grants for such things as books, equipment, staff etc.
    3-Xavier being rich I am sure the family fortune has been invested time and again which is where and how much of the money is kept going.
    4-Much of the staff at the school are X-men so they fall under paid staff. Likewise with them living at the school, they aren't having to pay for housing and I would say much of their income might even be rolled back into the school as donations.
    So there are several factors going into the "real world" workings of the school.
    1-Donations
    2-Local/Federal Grants
    3-Investments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron of Faltine View Post
    here a rough list of rich x-men in no particular order just to give an idea:
    Warren Worthington III Angel
    Banshee(family fortune, inherited a goddamned castle)
    Sunfire(Shiro too is rich, we tend to forget it)
    Pretty sure Logan too is indipendently wealth, but is anybody guess
    Psylocke much like her brother are very wealthy. The Braddock never had to worry about money
    Monet(of course, and she is one of the classiest)
    ROOOOOBEEERRTO DAAAAAAA COOOOSSSSSSSTAAAAAA
    Emma Frost
    Storm income is a mistery since the marriage with Black Panther
    So many of them are a mystery. We know that Angel was the only rich one of the O5, but it quickly gets weird. How much money does Ilyanna have access to? Is there gold in Limbo? She owns *the entire dimension,* after all. Can Amara call up funds as a daughter of a Nova Roman senator, or is that even a thing anymore? Even if not, can she just wave her hand and bring molten gold bubbling to the surface of the earth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBrianTallent View Post
    There are a couple of factors at work that are never stated.
    1-With it being a private school it is very much likely a non-profit organization. It takes donations from wealthy people and turns that into revenue for the school.
    2-Being labeled an educational institution they can also get state and federal grants for such things as books, equipment, staff etc.
    3-Xavier being rich I am sure the family fortune has been invested time and again which is where and how much of the money is kept going.
    4-Much of the staff at the school are X-men so they fall under paid staff. Likewise with them living at the school, they aren't having to pay for housing and I would say much of their income might even be rolled back into the school as donations.
    So there are several factors going into the "real world" workings of the school.
    1-Donations
    2-Local/Federal Grants
    3-Investments
    Whoa, interesting list, you're right!

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