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Subj: Re: Back to the future...
Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 at 01:54:18 pm CDT (Viewed 164 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Back to the future...
Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 at 06:46:47 am CDT (Viewed 224 times)

    In Schism #1, Scott was bemoaning about having no defense against the whattheheckIScoming threat including any foresight. It was an intentional character moment but still came across as a uncharacteristic myopic view of his situation given his wide range of access to incredible varied resources. Endless experience, 198 mutants, mystics, Shiartech, Nimrod notes, superhero allies, etc. He doesnt seem to have any problems with mucking with the future, lately, or using future knowledge. Blindfold was the first example to jump to mind that should have been noted to the readers (though she still might to be fair). There must be intel from that Madrox mission to the two futures?

Not really. Madrox knows less than Layla Miller. He simply was not in the future long enough to learn anything.

    There's Butterfly who might know stuff.

Layla's the least trustworthy person on the planet, and isn't exactly forthcoming with information. She doesn't even tell her friends and the man she claims to love anything.

    There could be Cable/Apocalypse notes that someone has?

Doubtful. Cable knew next to nothing about the recent future.

    Bury the hatchet with Beast and use his Avengers' connections?

These connections have always been open. Even the Avengers don't have much connection that's helpful. They're flying by rote just as much as the X-Men are.

    Are Xavier's Illuminatti connections still a secret after Rulk exposed 'em so Chuck didnt have to let Scott wallow?

They shouldn't be, but Xavier has always had these connections. The Illuminati wasn't really anything new. Of course, we'll never really know how deep that rabbit hole goes.

    Why not ask a mystic to scry the possible defenses against destiny?

Because it's not really helpful.

    Heck, order another timetravel mission [displeasingly so easy for him] to the future & order full downloads of historical tapes for a defense strategy [headache inducing] tips - every little bit would help a struggling country, state, suburb or whatever Utopia officially is now.

Not advisable, imo. The big problem with the future is that no one ever knows if its the real future. Protecting yourself from a possible future could just as easily lead to that future. Damned if you do; damned if you don't. So, you may as well not.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure the whole point was the "whattheheckIScoming" is that they don't know what's coming, but should prepare against the unknown.

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