I know that every time I see this guy, either something cool, or something funny is about to happen. He seems to be getting used a lot, and there's a reason. It's because he's smart and cool. I hope this guy sticks around for a while. I'm buying the books for the Necrosha event, and because some cool characters, coughflameheadcoughcough are back. But I like what I've read from this guy so far. .
Also, is Stryfe in the top ten list of most powerful mutants? He's above Apocalypse isn't he?
He's in UXM, Legacy, New Mutants AND WolverTeam, and the only explanation I've seen online that seems to work is that we've hit a point where Frost has been so absolutely neutered, but everyone still wants a snarky obnoxious white-costume-wearing person who talks like they're being written by Ellis, so they're all shoehorning this guy into everything they write.
This kind of character works in small doses, because they end up just dominating any scene they're in, and appearing in so many books is just too damn much.
Also, didn't this guy used to be called "Doctor Death" and fight for Das Nazis in WWII? I have an Invaders miniseries with him doing that in.