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TomCorsi


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There really isn't a good reason why they haven't. He's just been more of an Avengers (& Cap/Iron Man) villain. It helps that Thunderbird was such a jerk and brought his death upon himself.




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I would suggest it is largely because Nefaria is a gangster, a Mafia don. Like The Kingpin he isn't political, and unlike Stryker or Bolivar Trask he doesn't enter into the mutant sphere of influence the X-Men are invested in. He simply has no interest in that area.

Back when he helped kill Thunderbird this was a brand new team of X-Men who had yet to fully establish themselves and their mission, their early concerns were dealing with random events such as stumbling across N-Garai portals, Mandroids, the Savage and and Garokk, being targeted by Black Tom & Juggernaut, Arcade and Mesmero. Standard Super-hero stuff. Nefaria and his Ani-Men fit right into that format, and looking back Thunderbird's mental state was such that he was always going to end in an explosion. One way or the other...





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From what I read/understand about his death, it was an accident, and it happened with Nefaria was getting away. I'm sure that Nefaria didn't care one way or another though, but it's like the whole Doctor Octopus and Captain Stacy thing.


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Beowulf




Thunderbird pretty much caused his own death by jumping on that jet. He wasn't even invulnerable and then he rips it apart. Du'h!

But yes, it never made much sense for me that Thunderbird II aka Warpath would go after the X-Men for revenge, rather than the super villain jerk, inside that jet.


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Michael





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    From what I read/understand about his death, it was an accident, and it happened with Nefaria was getting away. I'm sure that Nefaria didn't care one way or another though, but it's like the whole Doctor Octopus and Captain Stacy thing.

What happened was this- Nefaria was escaping, Thunderbird jumped on the plane and started smashing it and the plane crashed as a result. It was mostly Thunderbird's fault.

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Michael





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    Thunderbird pretty much caused his own death by jumping on that jet. He wasn't even invulnerable and then he rips it apart. Du'h!



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    But yes, it never made much sense for me that Thunderbird II aka Warpath would go after the X-Men for revenge, rather than the super villain jerk, inside that jet.


It makes perfect sense. Think about it- after X-Men 95, Warpath thinks Nefaria is dead. Nefaria is revealed to be alive in Avengers 164-166, winds up hospitalized at the end of that story, is seemingly killed in Iron Man 116, and the heroes don't learn that he survived until after Onslaught. So Warpath thought Nefaria was dead for most of the time period between his brother's death and Onslaught, except for a few months Marvel-time when Nefaria was hospitalized, and by Onslaught he'd long abandoned the idea of revenge for his brother's death.
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Omar Karindu


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A million different "What if Jean Grey hadn't died. . . ." but no Thunderbird.


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TJ Burns




Nefaria is somewhat snarky about it in his next Avengers appearance... it's entirely possible that he intentionally killed him to cover his tracks.


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