More about this scene in response to other comments. It got RIDIC long, sorry, I have many thoughts. Also potentially triggering, maybe, for tangentially touching on assault.
I confess I don’t know much about the deleted scenes in XMFC (except of course about the one with Fassbender in drag but that’s another story), but I agree with this post that its inclusion could make me leery of Charles instead of hopelessly in love with him. Charles showing off his powers is one thing-barging into someone’s room or probing someone’s mind in blatant disregard of her wishes is just not cool. However, I still have Serious Problems with the way the XMFC storyline is blatantly skewed in Erik’s favor. I do like Erik, but I don’t want to side with him. For one thing, I still identify myself as a human while watching the film, and while I agree with Erik that humans could be petty and have a long history of oppressing others because of imagined differences, hasn’t he looked at Shaw and realized that mutants could be just as petty and exploitative, if given the chance? Furthermore, starting an all-out war with humans will lead to TOTAL GLOBAL DESTRUCTION, and how could anyone, let alone mutants, thrive in such a scenario? While I loved the way the movie explored how Charles’ privileged upbringing has conditioned his outlook on human-mutant relations and affected his relationship with Raven, the writers really should have imbued more complexity and nuance into Charles’ perspective instead of reducing him to pleading futilely with Erik that they need to “be the better men” in the beach scene. That’s why I’m grateful for fanfiction, in which I get to read about a Charles Xavier who is infuriatingly arrogant and dazzlingly kind in turns, yet capable of ruthless pragmatism in the face of threats against everything and everyone he cherishes.
(Sorry this got long, I just needed to get this off my chest).