X-Universe >> View Post
·
Post By
Menshevik

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 3,994
In Reply To
The Black Guardian 
Moderator

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 23,755
Subj: Re: Heh, I Found A Hysterical Article On Cyclops And Why He Is The Worst X-Man.
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 at 06:27:20 am EST (Viewed 86 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Heh, I Found A Hysterical Article On Cyclops And Why He Is The Worst X-Man.
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 at 05:35:09 pm EST (Viewed 93 times)



    Quote:

      Quote:

      Quote:

        Quote:


          Quote:
          And I still say Maddie deserved everything she got. She was being disgustingly abusive to Scott before he left.

        Quote:

          Quote:
          Hmph. Some abuse. She raised her voice because Scott had already ditched her and the baby once to retake the X-Men from Storm.

        Pressuring him to be in Alaska while the apocalypse was looming for his people is torture as far as I'm concerned. When X-Factor opens, before he even gets the call about Jean, he's a broken, shell of a man, and Maddie is who broke him.


Nope, he is not a broken shell of a man but a surly, passive-aggressive self-centred jerk. How dare Madelyne hold him to his marriage vows and other promises he made, to expect him to fulfill his responsibilities as a husband and father! How dare she feel neglected after Scott could not even be bothered to give her one single phone-call when she was going through the final days of her pregnancy and giving birth to Nathan! And funny how it was only then that Cyclops discovered that he could not stay in Alaska, after living there, apparently contentedly and largely incident-free, for at least ca. a year story-time. Not to mention that before that he had been happy to be on an extended leave from the X-Men ever since UXM #138; during that time he tended to get involved with the X-Men's agenda mostly by accident (being shipwrecked on Magneto's island with Lee Forrester) or in ways that did not involve the fate of mutantkind (galivanting through space to fight the Brood, being targeted for personal revenge by Mastermind). He chose to marry Madelyne of his own free will and let's not forget that if he hadn't done so he could easily have decided to join his father and the Starjammers, i.e. to abandon Earth and mutant concerns for an undetermined time, maybe forever. He was seriously considering that option at the time.

To speak of apocalypse looming etc. is just being overly melodramatic in order to justify Scott's selfish and primarily personal decision (to present his wife with a fait accompli, to abandon her and to expect her to adapt her life to his wishes without question, i.o.w. to conform to a 19th-century concept of marriage). The fact is that before Nathan's birth things had been unusually quiet - as attested by a break in the narrative covering most of Madelyne's pregnancy. The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants was lying low and about to become the government-sponsored Freedom Force, and as UXM #201 was to highlight, the X-Men clearly were of the opinion that they could manage without being led by Cyclops. And when Cyclops ran out on his wife and son in X-Factor #1 it was not because of some acute or even "looming" crisis, but in order to revisit his old girlfriend. It was, at most, a purely personal "emergency". The setting-up of X-Factor, Inc., only came later, and then was handled in such an idiotic fashion that it may have caused more harm than good in the long run by fueling anti-mutant prejudice in the general population. So maybe it would have been better if Scott had stayed in Alaska? At least he would have been there to defend his family against the Marauders' attack, and there really was nothing to prevent the rest of the O5 to visit Scott there. (Madelyne got on well with Scott's teammates, she even sent the X-Men an invitation to visit the Summerses in Anchorage when they briefly moved to San Francisco during SWII).



Posted with Mozilla Firefox 57.0 on Windows 7
Alvaro's Comicboards powered by On Topic™ © 2003-2018 Powermad Software
All the content of these boards Copyright © 1996-2018 by Alvaro Ortiz and Dave Galanter. Software Copyright © 2003-2018 Powermad Software