Quote:The Cyclops entry for the 1983 OHOTMU (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe) says something to that effect. The Cyclops entry for the 1986 OHOTMU says he's solar powered. So I would consider the dimensional aperture explanation null and void as a later handbook entry contradicts it.
Solar energy has nothing whatsoever to do with the energy coming from his eyes. It just fuels the portals from whence the red energy comes.
There needs to be some pseudoscience explanation for the energy that defies scientific explanation. The sun alone just can't do it.
Why would Cyclops need to be a special-case?