Funny how the fandom loves talking about how Charles didn’t accept Raven’s mutation, but no one notice how she never accepts anything about charles. She spends the whole movie accusing him of everything you can think of, and never accepts his telepathy.
Not gonna lie, the fact that this is so rarely addressed does kind of bother me.
Pretty much. Erik and Raven tote about mutant and proud, yet neither of them can accept Charles’ telepathy.
Raven flips her shit when she thinks Charles has been reading her mind, she insists that he doesn’t and she’s his sister. It’s made abundantly clear that he had a difficult, essentially loveless childhood (his reaction to “Sharon” offering to make him hot chocolate, the physically distant photograph, the dead father…) and the one person who he’s closest to can’t accept the whole of who he is. Few things hurt more than realizing the people you love most cannot accept you whole hog, only select pieces of you. And it’s 100% apparent that Charles (misguided or no) acts out of love and worry for his baby sister whereas Raven acts out of guarded fear, yet she crucifies him for wanting to be “part of [the world]” and claims he’s the one who can’t be accepting.
But no, Charles is the big mean boogeyman for trying to protect his sister the only way he knows how.