For other uses of Nightcrawler, see Nightcrawler (disambiguation)

"My name is Kurt Wagner, but in the Munich circus I was known as the Incredible Nightcrawler."

Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) is a mutant who is part of the X-Men. His abilities are superhuman agility, teleportation, and invisibility in deep shadows.


X2: X-Men United: The Movie Prequel: Nightcrawler

Kurt Wagner was a mutant orphan who was raised by kind circus folk in Germany. He had strong faith even though people were scared of him because of his devilish look. He took the name 'The Incredible Nightcrawler'. He was later captured by Weapon X as he was transformed into a living weapon like Wolverine and Deadpool.

X2: X-Men United

Nightcrawler was controled by Colonel William Stryker to kill the President. He stood undercover and watched as Alicia Vargasread the Abraham Lincoln speech.He ran and attacked all the bodyguards and ran, And teleported continuously to the presidents Office. He Kicked everyone in the face while teleporting on And on in The office and succesfully Jumbed on the president .Nightcrawler failed but was close to Stabbing the president when holding a knife in the air ready to kill. He was shot in the Shoulder and teleported away letting the knwler was kidnapped, Jean was able to read his mind to find where Strykerwas. The X-Men would soon get there to save the kids and stop Stryker. Nightcrawler and Storm went to rescuse they kids. When they found them trappife drop. It missed the President and fell right beside him. On the knife it said "MUTANT FREEDOM NOW." Storm and Phoenix came to recuite Nightcrawler to the team after his discovery by Professor X. Storm and Jean looked after him after Storm had to force him down with Jean holding him. They took him to the X-Jet where they made their way home. Though after WolverineRogueIceman and Pyro needed help, they were soon in trouble being shot by a rocket at the back of the jet. With that gap open, Rogue who hadn't had her seatbelt on because of the stress and not knowing how to put it on let her easily fall out of they jet. Nightcrawler saved her and as the X-Men were about to crash, They were saved by Magneto, who fixed up the hole before saving them. Because Nightcraed, Nightcrawler teleported them back up to follow them. When Jean died, Nightcraler prayed for no more evil hoping everything will be good. 

X-Men: The Official Game

After Stryker stole parts from Cerebro, The X-Men forgot them so they had to get them leaving Nightcrawler to be the most valuable canidate. When he reached Cerebro, Nightcrawler had to fight Sentinels. When Multiple Man attacked the Brooklyn Bridge, Storm and Nightcraler come to stop him. Storm is left fighting the clones and Nightcraler finds the real one. He defeats him sending him to a prison. During this time after Nightcraler left Mastermind to die, He had wierd visions as did Storm but mostly Nightcrawler. After a while, Mastermind reaches out to him asking for help. He helps his ghost to be free but he is still dead. Nightcrawler told Professor X and Beast that he is a simple man an does not want to fight. He left to Germany but was told that he was allowed to come back. Nightcrawler thanked him and went off to take a break.



  • Teleportation -  Like his father,Nightcrawler is able to teleport to any place, as long as he knows where he's going. He stated himself that if he doesn't know the place.
  • Metamorph- Just like his mother, mystique He can shapeshift to desired person But he doesnt use it ofter.


  • It has not yet been stated who is Nightcrawler's father in the film series. Although he and Mystique had a brief conversation in X2, there was no reference to the fact that she is his mother like she is in the comics. However, the introduction of Azazel in X-Men: First Class, as well as the fact that both join Magneto's Brotherhood Of Mutants at the end of the film, means that a relationship between the two could be explored in a sequel.
  • Another popular theory is that John Wraith, who appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is Nightcrawler's father due to his teleporting abilities. This was even confirmed in the movie's tie-in game but the game is non-canon.
  • Nightcrawler doesn't appear in X-Men: The Last Stand because [[Alan Cumming stated that the make-up process was uncomfortable. He still planned on returing when Bryan Singer was attached but left when [Brett Ratner]] came to direct. Thoughts of replacement were considered but his part was so minimal so his part was cut. In the X-Men: The Official Game, his absence is explained saying that he doesn't wish to lead a violent life.



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