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Subj: Re: X-Men Red #1: THAT's why?!
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 at 11:51:37 am EST (Viewed 94 times)
Reply Subj: Re: X-Men Red #1: THAT's why?!
Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 at 08:55:19 am EST (Viewed 86 times)



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      Saving young mutants wasn't really what X-Men did in 1963, aside from Xavier forming the team. They were always saving humanity from mutants. You know, "protecting the world that fears us."



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    I could swear I've read dozens of stories about the X-Men saving young mutants. Did they all happen in the 21st century? Was it a Morrison thing? Was it a 90s thing? An 80s thing?

Most of this sort of hysteria came later, in the 80s and afterwards. Plus, there really weren't many mutants around back in the 60s and 70s.


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      Not Storm?! She's supposed to be Jean's BFF, and she's just as religious.



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    She is? What religion does she practice?

She's pagan. Her catchphrase is, "By the Goddess!" Or "Bright Lady!"


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      I love Nightcrawler. He's one of my X-trinity, but he's not a great inquisitive mind that's going to be a good sounding board for any ideas. If I were thinking about building something potentially great, he'd be one of the last people I'd ask for opinions.



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    Unless what you wanted was a spiritual answer.

Even then, and that's certainly not what Jean's looking for. Heck, Nightcrawler's never even been able to answer his own spiritual questions. This is a guy who was ignorant enough to believe he'd become a priest of a religion he's supposedly known most of his life, but followed none of the steps to become a priest.


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      However, my main problem with Red is this whole idea of a mutant homeland or place. It's a horrible, quite idiotic idea, and it runs completely counter to Xavier's vision or the X-Men's purpose in 1963, 1975, or any time pre-2000. If this is what Jean's working towards, then please end this thing now.



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    Jean doesn't want a homeland. She flat out said this.



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    JEAN: And every time mutants have come together to live in one place - Genosha, Utopia - we have simply made ourselves a bigger target. Whenever mutantkind has tried to live alone, apart, we have been slaughtered.



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    She doesn't want a homeland. She wants to be recognized at the UN as a people. A people who are in diaspora around the world.

Then I completely misinterpreted the mountaintop scene. I thought she was showing Nightcrawler the plot of land she wanted to start with. At this point, I see absolutely no reason behind that entire scene. And her mission seems to be more one of evil than good.

You cannot be a nation without a plot of land. Period. That is what the UN deals with. Involving them in this is absurd, and frankly, this plan seeks to undermine every government in the world, including T'Challa's and Namor's (I don't see them going for this). This is exactly the sort of thing Xavier fought against.


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