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Subj: Re: X-Factor #4: The good...
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 at 08:10:07 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)
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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 09:02:35 am EDT (Viewed 67 times)

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She just shouldn't have hesitated like that.

I could just be too touchy about this particular thing, but it's a bit of a pet peeve of mine that in recent years, Marvel has tried too much and too hard to play the "daddy" card with Magneto. He's no one's "daddy." None of his children should be that emotional about him.

She didn't call him daddy there, and was more shocked and surprised that he appeared out of nowhere then overly emotional. Obviously the point was in order to give Danger a chance to win the battle while reminding fans she has unresolved issues with her father.

I have the feeling that ANXF #7 and 8 were they have to save a young girl from her bad racist dad might be used to have Pietro and Lorna reflect on their own situation with their father and perhaps start to grow closer emotionally before the fact that Pietro is spying on her ex comes out.

In terms of fandom Marvel in general still has a ways to go before Lorna's parentage is something emotionally accepted, especially among older fans (I am talking a few years older then me and I am 30) who grew up not thinking of her as such as well as Avengers fans given she post revel hasn't interacted much with either of the twins really until the past year and has had no relationship to speak of with Wanda until PAD made clear she is pissed off at her at Decimation recently.

It could be further along right now, but in terms of the x-books there was a long period from 2006 to mid 2011 where x-writers virtually ignored it. The animated X-Men series that was getting fans used to her being part of the family was canceled after the first season when Disney took over in 2009. And, Marvel didn't take the opportunity in AvX when Lorna and Wanda were facing off in issue #7 to have them throw down which would have been a great battle and would have done a lot to build support of it.

But to get at your bigger point I agree Lorna shouldn't have been thrown for such a loop as she knows Danger makes holograms. Lorna in general really hasn't been acting like the battle tested leader I believe her to be. She is really doing things very sloppy and half hazardly both in battle and in trying to lead. Her instability is besides the point with that as even when she was far more insane it never effected her battlefield competence like this.

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