But this mostly be an excuse for my “SO LET ME TELL YOU WHY CYCLOPS IS THE BOMB” spiel. And also because I can see it really, really irritating some people.
And also, it’s a lovely push to progression, I mean, presumably it’s a fan-thing? But the implication that Cyclops has basically become the new Magneto after all, is a wonderful arc.
ACTUALLY, I HAVE MORE.
(I’m like, a year behind in the comics, so feel free to correct me)
So, Cyclops in the comic /has/ had this massive arc, where he started off young and noble and naive, and he’s become hardened and cynical over time, it would be a small step (although, I guess, a big move branding-wise) to have a run where Cyclops is the main antagonist - where he is to a bunch of altruistic, fresh-eyed mutants, what Magneto was to him. And that’d be this beautiful, tragic progression, where Xavier’s shieldbearer, the mouthpiece of we-can-live-in-harmony finally goes “No. If we want to live in peace, we’ve got to take it through force” and a bunch of kids refusing to accept that, and fighting back.
But also, I know there’s not much going on in the way of cartoons at the moment, but that’s going to be Odd, because transitioning from something like X-Men: Evolution to the current comics, and quite how different he is, must just be jarring.