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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Heh, I Found A Hysterical Article On Cyclops And Why He Is The Worst X-Man.
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 at 03:22:02 pm EST (Viewed 210 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Heh, I Found A Hysterical Article On Cyclops And Why He Is The Worst X-Man.
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 at 12:41:19 pm EST (Viewed 255 times)

    Because he's just not worth loving IMO.

While that's a perfectly fine attitude for a comic book reader to have, it's a terrible attitude for a parent to have, unless the kid is some sort of sadistic monster, which Cable isn't.

    He used to be this cute kid with a force field (the only version of the character I ever liked). Then he got infected with an alien robot virus and dumped in a dystopian future to be raised by a coven of cyber witches and everything he did once he came back to the present was geared towards weaponizing teenage mutants for a grim future that might not even come to pass.

OK - now this is where I have to double-check what I think I know, which is, Scott and Jean were transported spiritually (or astrally or whatever) to the future where Cable was sent, took over the bodies of two people in that future, and raised Cable. Do I have that right?

    Honestly he represents everything Jean hates IMO. Her life was ripped away from her by the Phoenix and Madelyne and Mastermind and Sinister and so many others and she gets saddled with annoying time travel related children Cable and Rachel each with their own horror story of what the future will be. She gets no choices in any of it and Cable and Rachel want to enforce that idea that she's powerless to change the future because it's in their interests to you know keep those futures on course so they can exist.

I thought the operating assumption was that all possible futures co-exist. No future can be eliminated. If it's possible at all, it exists. Am I correct?

    And he's not really her son. I mean sure genetically he is but she never gave birth to him.

You're saying genetically he is because Madelyn is Jean's clone, right? I have to admit, you do a better job than I do of remembering when characters are clones. Nevertheless, if I were Jean, I would not consider Cable to my biological son. But that doesn't matter! She raised him. (Unless I'm wrong about that.)

    He probably means as much to her as the guy who donates sperm cares about his 102 children.

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