I Am One With The Force
The Force Is With Me
The cards next to Prof. X are not captured (as others have said, wording matters). If that feels like semantics to you, Look at the special rules for the scheme and for Prof X.
Scheme Special Rules: wrote:
Whenever you play a Hero from the Villain Deck, that Hero is captured by the closest enemy to the Villain Deck. Each Villain gets +2 Attack for each Hero it has. When you fight an enemy, gain all the Heroes captured by that enemy.
Prof X Command Strike: wrote:
Choose the two highest-cost Allies in the Lair. Stack them next to Professor X as "Telepathic Pawns." Professor X gets +1 Attack for each Ally stacked next to him. Players can recruit the top Ally in the stack next to Professor X.
Each set of cards give different bonuses and are treated differently in how you can gain them. They should not be considered the same thing
You can't recruit captured heroes away and you don't gain telepathic Pawns when you beat Prof X.
They just so happen to use the same type of card.