1944, In a polish prison camp, a young Eric Lensherr is separated from his parents. Suddenly, the barbed wire fence is being pulled towards the soldiers as a frightened Lensherr manifested his mutant powers.
1988, In Kenya, Africa, a group of tribal children taunt and tease a little girl with white hair. Suddenly, chunks of ice fall from the sky over the children, except the little girl, who would eventually learn to control the weather with her powers.
One year ago at a high school dance in Mississippi, a girl sucks the life out of her boyfriend and lands him in a coma just by kissing him.
A senate hearing is held in Washington D.C. at present. “Mutant expert” Dr Jean Grey “testifies before Senator Robert Kelly’s subcommittee”. In her presentation, Dr Grey explains that 80% of the current genes are unused, referred to as “junk D.N.A.”. With mutation, the “junk D.N.A.” became a “storehouse of almost limitless potential for human advancement”. She encourages the Senate to understand mutants, rather than discriminate them. But Senator Kelly plays on human’s fear of mutants and convinces the committee that mutants are dangerous and the Mutant Registration Act should be passed. He threatens Dr Grey with a folder of evidence that mutants are dangerous, and when he refuses to let her have a look at the folder, she snatches it from him with her telekinesis.
Professor Charles Xavier, present for the hearing, spots Eric Lensherr in the crowd leaving the hearing. Lensherr is certain that the committee will pass the Mutant Registration Act despite efforts to persuade the Senate otherwise. Xavier urges Lensherr to have faith in the Senate. But Lensherr is insistent that a war is brewing.
In Alberta, Canda, a man named Logan walks into the Lion’s Den with a photograph in hand. The photograph pictures him with a woman, possibly a loved one. He meets a girl (who had put her boyfriend in a coma the previous year) being harassed by a group of thugs. Logan makes short work driving the thugs away, revealing himself to be a mutant. The girl, who calls herself Rogue, takes off with him.