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FADE IN: Context: every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward (narration).
Antagonist's Backstory: Magneto as a young Jewish child, pulls the fence open, trying to prevent his mother from the gas chamber.
Introduce the Sword [as Ally]; Capabilities and Inner Challenge: things happen when Rogue touches people.
Intro Hero's Romantic Challenge: Jean Grey talks about the new stage of evolution.
Intro Shape Shifter: Senator Kelly.
Polarization between antagonists and protagonists: Senator Kelly argues with Jean Grey.
Meeting the Mentor: Xavier overlooks the debate.
Meeting Antagonist: Xavier in the crowd.
Polarization between antagonists and protagonists: Xavier tries to convince Magneto to give humans a chance.
Meeting the Hero and his Capabilities: Wolverine winning in the cage.
Foreshadow of the Final Conflict: the conference at Ellis Island on the TV.
Hero meets the Sword: Wolverine sees Rogue in the bar.
Pushed into the Journey: "get outta my bar..;" the fight in the bar.
Refusal of the Call: Wolverine doesn't want to give Rogue a ride.
Overcoming the Refusal: Wolverine thinks again.
Developing Characters and Relationships: Wolverine and Rogue in the car.
Referencing the Hero's Inner Challenge: the army tag.
Developing Hero's Capabilities: Wolverine thrown out of the car; he heals quickly.
Pulled into the First Threshold: Sabretooth attacks; rescued by Storm and Cyclops.
Developing the Antagonism: Sabretooth reports to Magneto. Magneto's Capabilities: he can manipulate metal.
Hero and his Romantic Challenge: Jean Grey touches Wolverine.
Resisting the First Threshold: Wolverine doesn't know where he is, he tries to flee.
New World of the First Threshold: Wolverine unfamiliar with his surroundings; sees the X-Men uniforms.
Guided by the Mentor: Xavier mentally speaks to Wolverine.
Meeting Allies: Xavier introduces Storm and Cyclops.
Resisting the First Threshold: "get out of my way, Cyclops."
Pulled into the First Threshold by the Mentor: Xavier mentally speaking to Wolverine.
The World of the First Threshold: "what is this place?"; the X-Men school.
Backstory of the Antagonist: Xavier references Magneto's past.
Time Pressure: give me 48 hrs…
Developing the Shape Shifter: Senator Kelly is kidnapped.
Developing the Hero and his Romantic Challenge: Jean Grey x-rays Wolverine.
Developing the Hero's Capabilities: Wolverine has an indestructible alloy fused to his skeleton.
Developing the Antagonism [Inner Cave]: Magneto metamorphosis Senator Kelly into a mutant.
Developing the Hero's Romantic Challenge, Inner Challenge and Romantic Competitor: Jean reads Wolverine's mind when Scott turns up.
Developing the Hero's Inner Challenge: Wolverine dreams about his operation.
Developing Hero's and Ally's Capabilities: Wolverine stabs Rogue, who absorbs his gift for healing.
Developing the Shape Shifter: the Senator becomes a jellyfish.
Foreshadow of the Final Conflict: the Ellis Island conference on TV.
Pushed to the Physical Separation: Mystique convinces Rogue to leave the school.
Mentor provides Magical Gift; Hero in the Inner Cave: Xavier introduces Wolverine to Cerebro.
Resisting the Physical Separation: Xavier thinks it is too dangerous for Wolverine to go.
Physical Separation: Wolverine takes Cyclop's bike.
Developing the Antagonism: Mystique modifies Cerebro.
Confronting Inner Challenges: Wolverine talks to Rogue in the train.
Trial 1: the attack in the train station.
Trial 2: Magneto versus the police.
Trial 3: Magneto versus Xavier.
Meeting the Oracle: Xavier reads Senator Kelly's mind to find out what they want with Rogue.
Shape Shifter's Reward: Senator Kelly melts away.
Resisting the Journey to the Sword: Cyclops doesn't think Wolverine is fit for the uniform.
Obstacle to the Sword: Cerebro knocks out Xavier.
Pulled toward the Sword: Jean Grey knows where Magneto is going.
Developing the World of the Sword: Magneto prepares Rogue for the sacrifice; Wolverine et al overview the map of the conference.
Journey to the Sword: Wolverine et al on the jet.
Threshold Guardian: Mystique and Toad block the way.
Time pressure to the Sword: Sabretooth blocks the way and Magneto begins using Rogue's power.
Seizing the Sword: Wolverine rescues Rogue.
Marker of Change: Rogue has white stripes in her hair.
Near Death Experience: Wolverine sacrifices himself to save Rogue; his wounds open.
Reward: Xavier recovers; Wolverine recovers; Wolverine kisses Jean.
Atonement with the Father: Xavier tells Wolverine about his past.
Apotheosis: Senator Kelly rescinds the Act; it's Mystique.
Refusal: Rogue doesn't want Wolverine to go.
Ultimate Boon: Wolverine will be back for his tag.
Magic Flight: Wolverine of the bike.
Master of the Two Worlds: Xavier comes to see the imprisoned Magneto.
by Kal Bashir