Basically, mutants and superpowers are my favorite thing. I’ve dreamt about what life would be like as an X-Men for so long, it’s like I’m obsessed. Okay, if I’m being honest, I probably am.

So, I imagined a few of our favorite X-Men in college. If you like the movies, I think you’ll like this. I’ve paired a select few mutants with different college personalities and typical situations that a college student will have to experience. When you’re in your classes, you’ll see people like this everywhere—just without the super abilities.

Taking a look at these, you might be able to relate. Which one are you most like? I know I’ve related to all of them at one time or another. If I were to choose one superpower for school, I would particularly like super speed, for all those times I’ve procrastinated.

Xavier: The Lone Worker

Intro gif of Xavier

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When you get assigned a group project.

Young Xavier looking up surprised

From phoenixrph.tumblr.com

 

And then you find out who you’re working with.

Xavier and Magneto looking at each other shocked

From pinterest.com

 

When you introduce yourself, you think it might not be that bad.

Xacier shaking someone's hand

From giphy.com

 

Until they start giving excuses and skipping out.

Xavier rolling his eyes

From phoenixrph.tumblr.com

 

Oh, you have a paper due in three days? Me too.

Xavier acting like he understands

From phoenixrph.tumblr.com

 

After doing 85% of the project yourself….

Xavier screaming

From tumblr.com

 

You might end up shooting something.

Xavier shooting a gun

From phoenixrph.tumblr.com

 

But instead, you can only beg your group members for help.

Xavier begging "please"

From phoenixrph.tumblr.com

 

”How are you holding up?” There’s only one appropriate answer.

Xavier waving his fingers

From phoenixrph.tumblr.com

 

“What’s so bad about group projects?” they say?

Xavier saying "Everything"

From ihowtogetyourexback.info

 

Any more homework like that, and you’ll never make it.

"Next thing you know, I'll be going bald"

From giphy.com

 

But at least you can walk away with pride—and relief—when it’s all over.

Xavier walking away with confidence

From tumblr.com

 

Quicksilver: The Procrastinator

xmen quicksilver gif

From rebloggy.com

 

When you look at your alarm clock and realize your class starts in three minutes.

Quicksilver widening eyes

From underratedcharactersimagines.tumblr.com

 

You might make it if you run fast enough.

Quicksilver running fast

From media.giphy.com

 

No time to stop for breakfast.

Quicksilver eating while running fast

From giphy.com

 

Just in time to smile at your professor as he walks in.

Quicksilver smiling at door

From rebloggy.com

 

Only to realize that your 10-page research paper is due tomorrow….

Quicksilver looking shocked

From tumblr.com

 

And you haven’t started.

Quicksilver dashing off

From goodreads.com

 

Must find all the books in the library.

Quicksilver running fast

From blog.jonnew.com

 

Time to get to work.

Quicksilver cracking knuckles

From tenor.com

 

You keep checking, but the hour hand isn’t going any slower.

Quicksilver reading and checking the clock

From quicksilver-gifs.tumblr.com

 

After eight consecutive hours of research…

Quicksilver looking groggy

From media.giphy.com

 

Only food can keep you going in the last few.

Quicksilver stuffing in a hamburger and lemonade

From pinterest.com

 

With one minute to spare, you breathlessly turn it in.

Quicksilver handing paper in

From giphy.com

 

Now off to bigger and better things.

Quicksilver putting on hat

From giphy.com

 

Magneto: The Perfectionist

Magneto intro gif

From rebloggy.com

 

When you walk into class on the first day of school.

Magneto walking with sunglasses and hat

xmen-rpg.proboards.com

 

And your professor asks a non-rhetorical question.

Magneto raising hand

From rebloggy.com

 

Getting the answer right is a personal success.

Magneto raising hands

From giphy.com

 

Because you only tolerate one thing.

Magneto: "Perfection"

From tenor.com

 

You easily make friends with the professor.

Magneto and Xavier laughing

From favim.com

 

And feel on top of the world.

Magneto in the air

From rebloggy.com

 

Until you get your first midterm back.

Magneto looking shocked

From media.tenor.com

 

Your world’s suddenly falling apart around you.

Magneto watching rocks fly around him

From tumblr.com

 

You got a B-?

Magneto and Quicksilver *just let it sink in*

From tenor.com

 

It doesn’t seem possible.

Magneto crrying

From pinterest.com

 

You do everything you can to raise your grade.

Magneto raising boat

From moviefancentral.com

 

Your sanity almost seems to break.

Magneto crazy laugh

From gifrific.com

 

Now you’re an experienced college student.

Magneto: "I've lost my fair share"

From rebloggy.com

 

Next time, you’ll go into the intellectual battle prepared for anything.

Magneto going into battle with helmet

From media.tenor.com

 

Mystique: The Social Butterfly

Mystique intro gif

From rebloggy.com

 

When you wake up in the morning wanting to look your best.

Mystique brushing teeth

From tenor.com

 

You try on about 20 different outfits.

Mystique shape shifting

From giphy.com

 

And finally choose the perfect one.

Mystique looking beautiful

From xmenmovies.tumblr.com

 

School is about making friends and having fun.

Mystique with other xmen

From wifflegif.com

 

Until you realize you can’t have high grades and a social life at the same time.

Mystique looking shocked

From giphy.com

 

The load of homework comes crashing down on you.

Mystique catching weights

From wifflegif.com

 

Seeing your grades stops you dead in your tracks.

Mystique stopping dead in tracks

From rebloggy.com

 

Until now you’d been slipping by.

Mystique slipping through door

From giphy.com

 

But now you must choose between your social life and your grades.

Mystique crying

From wifflegif.com

 

You take a last longing look at the parties you’d planned…

Mystique looking behind wall

From giphy.com

 

And then step into your college career with renewed vigor.

Mystique stepping forward confidently

From fanforum.com

 

Although there’s no need to rule out social aspects completely…

Mystique and Beast looking shyly at each other

From giphy.com

 

 

And here’s a bonus, since I couldn’t pass it up.

 

Xavier: The Professor

When your professor enters the room.

Professor X appears in elevator

From giphy.com

 

When you try asking if you can turn in your paper late.

Professor X: "Sorry Eric, not today"

From giphy.com

 

When homework is taking over your life.

Professor X: "Don't let it control you"

From wifflegif.com

Christina Crosland

Christina Crosland

Christina Crosland is currently a senior studying Interdisciplinary Humanities at Brigham Young University. Since the day she was born, Christina has called the West her home, and she is proud to say that she graduated from a little high school in Idaho. And while her home lies in one place, her heart lies in the great unknown. Traveling has always been her interest and reading of fantastical journeys her passion.
Christina Crosland