what the x in x-men means

Namor: It’s a trap.
Cyclops: Of course it’s a trap. But it’s also a ceasefire. It gives the city time to evacuate the area.
Namor: Ah. I increasingly understand the reason for the “X-men.” It’s not Xavier or the X-gene. The “X” is a target pasted on our backs.
Cyclops: You’re catching on.

From – Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #2

Leave a Reply