The legendary X-Men were founded by Professor Charles Xavier, a mutant telepath who had spent many of his adult years studying mutation. After a violent falling-out with his best friend, the mutant known as Magneto, left him confined to a wheelchair, Xavier became determined to protect the world from the threat of evil mutants as well as foster a world that would enshrine peaceful coexistence between humans and mutants. He eventually decided to start a school for mutants and train them to be what would eventually become the X-Men.
Charles turned his father’s estate into Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. He constructed the Danger Room to test mutants, and developed Cerebro, a powerful mutant detecting device.