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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 at 03:26:11 pm EDT (Viewed 294 times)
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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 at 01:05:14 pm EDT (Viewed 284 times)
Quote: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.
Quote:Scott only ever hindered her, frankly.
Quote:I'd say the Professor being dead would help her more than anything. His existence tended to overshadow her. However...
Quote: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.