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Postby Garble » Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:23 am

Although the character, Nightcrawler, was adapted very closely from the original, comic book character several differences were made to make the character easier to portray on screen and to fit into the movie's storyline.

Appearance
Nightcrawler in the comics looks very much the same as he did in the movie.
The most notable difference would be his skin. The comic book Nightcrawler does not have ritualistic scars, instead he is covered with a fine, blue fur that has earned him the nickname "Fuzzy Elf."
Also his eyes are completely yellow with no visible whites or pupils.
His teeth are more human looking than in the movie, but he does have pronounced, fang-like canine teeth.
His tail is smoother with no ridges, and only a flat, triangular spade at the end.


Origin
The story of how Nightcrawler came to join the X-Men was changed from the original to fit the movie. Originally, Nightcrawler joined the X-Men at the same time as Storm and Wolverine. He was recruited by Charles Xavier who used his mental powers to stop an angry mob from killing him. He has fought as one of the X-Men for many years, and even for a time lead a separate team, Excalibur, a European version of the X-Men.

Note: This is for the benefit of people who have seen the movie(s) but are not at all familiar with the comic.
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Postby Code_BAMF » Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:11 pm

Thank you for the clarification. :D I've read a couple of X-Men comics, though they were scattered from different series, and thusly, portrayed different Nightcrawlers. I think they did a good job with him in the movie, however, and I'm definitely glad they gave Mystique back her badgirl attitude. Though, I *do* miss the fuzz ... c'est la vie. Again, thanks for the clarification! Now I can listen to my friends gripe about the producers tweeking the X-Men and actually understand what they mean!

As an avid fan of art and litterature it makes me wonder why so many strive to obtain both when they can simply buy a comic book. :read
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Postby Lauren » Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:58 pm

*Mops up drool from face* Mmm scuze me. anyway, I kind of like the Nightcrawler from the comics and the movie. Of course, I am biased since the sexilicious Alan Cumming plays him:D Still, it would have been nice if he could have whipped out his swords and kicked some butt that way. Still, I think the third movie will have him acting a bit more like the comic version of him.
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Postby Destiny » Mon Oct 13, 2003 5:27 pm

Alan Cumming rocks
nightcrawler rocks
good combo :love:lick:naughty

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Postby Lauren » Mon Nov 24, 2003 5:41 pm

mmm everyone loves alan Cumming! I can't wait for tomorrow when the DVD comes out! mmmm Alan and Nightcrawler together....*drools*
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Postby Katzchen » Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:46 pm

yay! Alan Cumming is cool! And Scotish! i like his scotish accent, have any of you ever heard it?
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Postby Lauren » Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:45 am

YES! It went well with the German actually...
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Postby Destiny » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:48 am

i know this has notin to do wit this but i hurd that the rest of the x-men movie cast signed for the next movie
yet allen cumming says that he signed for the next one
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Postby RavEnigma » Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:50 am

Alan Cumming rules! :love He's #3 on my list of best actors of all time! #s 1 and 2 are Errol Flynn *sigh* and Sir Ian McKellen(aka Gandalf/Magneto). :)
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Postby eminem » Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:15 pm

the movie nightcrawler was pretty sweet though he needs to lose weight
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Postby scheherazade » Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:26 pm

Needs to lose weight? I don't think so... He seems rather fit to me. Maybe it's the bulky clothes making him look a bit chubby to you?
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Postby CurlyyHairGirl » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:58 pm

I love Alan Cumming Very much, but you also got to understand that that dude is actually very skinny, it was the angle of the camera, his posture and the clothing that made it look like he was a little chubby, and as I remember, there was somtin on his site about him being "the scrawny guy" but still being a sex idol.:lick
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Postby -_-_Nightcrawler_-_- » Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:27 pm

:love

Gotta love that blue guy...Although I thought the german accent was kinda cute tho...:love:love:love
Plus, there are a few other things I like about the "fuzzy elf" that I like that I am not going to go into detail about.....hehehe

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Postby CurlyyHairGirl » Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:26 am

Either way the blue guy is the best no matter what form.
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Postby OctoberHoliday » Sat May 02, 2009 5:29 pm

OH MY GOSH!!!!

This is so great! I've finally found people that know who the great Alan Cumming is! None of my friends know! I LOVED him as Nightcrawler! Ohhh, this is just too cool! Thank goodness I joined this place.

Alan Cumming is my second favorite actor, after the very versitile and beautiful Johnny Depp.

Has anyone here seen the 1998 revival of "Cabaret", staring Alan Cumming as the Emcee?

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