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D. Strange

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Subj: Re: The whole X-Universe or Just the X-MEN?
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 11:03:15 am EDT (Viewed 205 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The whole X-Universe or Just the X-MEN?
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 at 09:13:22 am EDT (Viewed 209 times)

    I admit part of my problem with the large school aspect is that a) every X-Man seems to have been drafted into teaching and b) I don't like big casts.

Yeah, the last thing I ever wanted to see was Wolverine teaching history, and yeah, big casts where most of the faces are just that (faces, nothing more) are a waste of story space.

    Just have the X-men operating away from the school like in the 80s with the New Mutants and X-men.

I agree completely. The students at the school should not even know there's any connection with the X-Men - and certainly the outside world shouldn't. Otherwise the Sentinels will always make the school their first stop.

Why have the school at all? The school was Professor X's day job. He was teaching mutants how to manage their powers and also how to be good and productive citizens. That was Xavier's dream in a nutshell. The school was a far closer approximation of his dream than the X-Men ever were or could ever have been. In Professor X's perfect world, the X-Men wouldn't exist, because they wouldn't need to. But the school would exist forever.

So yes - keep the X-Men and the school as separate as possible. Heck, put the X-Men on the moon.

    I also miss that outlaw mentality they used to have. When they are basically a community they seem establishment. Which seems like a strange complaint, but I think Marvel does outsider characters so well.

I agree here too. The X-Men should at least be outCASTS if not outLAWS,