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Subj: Re: Well...
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 at 03:26:11 pm EDT (Viewed 172 times)
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    Best telepath/telekine around and matriarch of the X-Men. Storm comes close in the latter, but not even really to Jean's extent.


Yeah, I guess Emma could never fill that niche, though it sometimes seemed as though she was trying, her stripper outfit and harsh comments notwithstanding. She was trying to fill Jean's shoes - but just didn't have the emotional capacity for it. Hmm - all of a sudden I find myself wishing for the White Queen and Moonstone to become a duo.

Storm is another X-Man who could have been developed into Marvel's premiere female character - but wasn't.


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    Scott only ever hindered her, frankly.



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    I'd say the Professor being dead would help her more than anything. His existence tended to overshadow her. However...



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    Xavier seems to be coming back too.


I'm sorry to hear that Professor X is coming back. I really don't believe Marvel has any idea what to do with him. I wish Marvel could be counted on to really try new things instead of just pretending to.

Adult Jean Grey with no Scott and no Professor X would be well positioned to step forward as Marvel's archetypal woman hero, on a par with DC's Wonder Woman.

But of course that won't happen. She'll become the Phoenix. Again. And die. Again.