Re: Bamf dolls... It does seem like it would have to be Kurt that made them, but I like how it's up-in-the-air--it adds to the weird, unspoken mystery of the whole thing :P I guess I've been hesitant to attribute them to Kurt because of how not-thrilled he was by the Bamfs in Kitty's fairytale, and then within the context of his later fears about being the X-Men's mascot and all that. But early on when the dolls first appeared, when he seemed so concerned with being liked... Yeah, I can see him distributing plushie versions of himself to any and all takers, lol.
Now wouldn't it be cute if Logan and Piotr both have a bamf doll stashed away somewhere? (You know they do!) Seriously though, he seemed to give them to people he really cared about. Amanda was the first to be shown with one, though Kitty, Illyana and Nocturne all had one as well. Kitty apparently loaned hers to Jubilee for awhile. As far as him not liking the bamfs in Kitty's story, he seemed more embarrassed than anything, if I recall right. I'll see if I can dig up some scans.
Paty Cockrum had said one time, when she (yes she :)) came up with the idea for Kurt's fur, that it translated so well into something to help Kitty get over her fear of Kurt's appearance -thus the nickname "Fuzzy Elf". Then Kitty came up with her fairy tale to allay Illyana's fears over all the chaos that had happened, if I'm not mistaken.
Of course the overexposer of Wolverine and a few other characters hasn't helped.
I had thought it was the psychological shock of having materialized inside a granite wall. If you were a teleporter that relied on line-of-sight or the memory of a location, the idea of "bamfing" into a solid object would be horrorfying. It would be interesting to see Kurt deal with the trauma resulting from his encounter with Bastion.Was also interesting how he went into shock about the missed teleport.
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You'd think Darkholme might have had a similar reaction (shock) to materializing around EVA's blade, but then again, he has had different experiences and may have dealt with such a thing before.