The X-Men's Nightcrawler Teleports Faster Than a Bullet (Literally)

The X-Men hero Nightcrawler is famous for teleporting, but when his limits are pushed with his life on the line - he does the impossible.

The X-Men's Nightcrawler Teleports Faster Than a Bullet (Literally)

Even among X-Men fans, there are plenty of things that everyone forgets about. His ability to teleport is famous, and his acrobatic skills make him a lethal fighter. But even if his teleporting is limited by his sight... it's the speed most fans never realize.

In addition to his acrobatic skills, speed, and having a beard that's basically a superpower, the Blue Demon's ability to teleport is his greatest asset. Though, every superhero has their limits, and his limitation is that he can only teleport as far as he can see (giving the X-Men's Blink the edge, who can teleport at will). Because Nightcrawler can only teleport as far as he can see, speed doesn't always factor into his ability to teleport. Luckily, in "Uncanny X-Men #498" when Kurt finds himself in a difficult situation while treading the terrains of Europe, his speed doesn't falter.

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In Ed Brubaker, Mike Choi, and Sonia Oback's Uncanny X-Men #498, a group of mercenaries capture Nightcrawler, Wolverine, and Colossus while they are traveling throughout Europe, and find themselves in a dimly lit interrogation room. Their torturer, Tovarich, intends to bleed Colossus and Wolverine dry for information. Of course, Colossus and Wolverine are clueless. But while Wolverine can stay quiet as his body is flooded with 10,000 volts of electricity, the same can't be said for Nightcrawler. But what Tovarich doesn't know is that when Nightcrawler knows where he wants to teleport, he can get there fast. And when Nightcrawler is ordered to be executed, the gunman's trigger finger is all he needs to teleport straight onto Wolverine's restraints -- along with the massive electric charge. But it's his decision to teleport that matters most.

After teleporting faster than a bullet, he ends up near Wolverine where he is able to overload Logan's restraints; thus, releasing the clawed killing machine. The renown phrase, "desperate times call for desperate measures," plays a key role in the moment when Nightcrawler seamlessly maneuvers out of reach of the bullet because not only is a bullet about to strike his grey matter, but he risks being electrocuted with 10,000 volts of electricity.

One might not expect the mutant Nightcrawler to move as fast as a quickster like Quicksilver who can freeze Marvel's Universe in time, but the Blue Demon is able to fool his foes again. Maybe the next time a mercenary like Tovarich tries to kill Nightcrawler, they will read up on everything they need to know about the superhero.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reflects On His Risky WWE Retirement

Former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson discusses his risky retirement and transition into acting, as well as his temporary return to wrestling.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reflects On His Risky WWE Retirement

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is speaking out about his retirement from WWE in a revealing new video. Johnson began his wrestling career in 1996, racking up a number of wins during his time there. He won the WWE championship an impressive eight times and was an unmatched draw for professional wrestling. However, after several years in the field, Johnson decided to retire to pursue an acting career, as others like Dave Bautista and John Cena have done. Johnson waited until his contract with WWE was up in 2004 before making the complete transition to acting. However, he's returned to WWE since, making several appearances over the years.

Like with his wrestling career, Johnson has found immense success acting, effectively carving out a place for himself in Hollywood. Though perhaps best known for action movies like the Fast & Furious franchise, San Andreas, and the Jumanji movies, Johnson has also branched out to comedy and family films as well. For example, he played a key role in Disney's Moana and sang one of the movie's most popular songs. Johnson has also done TV work, starring in the HBO series Ballers, which just ended last year. He also hosts , which will return for season 2 next week.

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In a video posted to Instagram, Johnson discussed his retirement from WWE in detail, calling it "the biggest risk of my life." He also reflected on his transition to acting, saying "the odds were stacked against me of having a Hollywood career that had any kind of long term, substantial global influence and value." Additionally, the actor discussed his return to WWE, saying he did it "to give back," and calling his 2014 WrestleMania match "the right way" to go out. Check out Johnson's full video below:

Luckily, Johnson's risk paid off. If anything, his star is only continuing to rise in Hollywood, as he's become one of the most sought after actors of the last several years. Johnson will appear in Disney's Jungle Cruise with Emily Blunt, which is now slated to release next summer. He'll follow that up with his debut in Black Adam, playing the title supervillain. With any luck, this will lead to a larger role in the DCEU and a meet up with Zachary Levi's Shazam. Johnson will also appear in another superhero movie, the recently announced Ball and Chain for Netflix. That film will reunite him with Blunt, as the two play a married couple whose superpowers are dependent on one another.

It's refreshing to hear Johnson speak so frankly about his retirement from WWE, especially considering what a risky decision it was. There are very few people in entertainment who have achieved the level of success Johnson has in two different industries. Despite the risk involved in leaving wrestling for acting, in Dwayne Johnson's case, it's a gamble that paid off.

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