If you follow this convoluted chain of logic it follows that the simulacrum who now possess the remnants of Illyana's soul will now register as normal on sensors precisely because she has a soul. It is her likeness, contains her spirit and is now in short the one true Illyana.
As for the alternate Illyana, it could be the Illyana who got out of Limbo safely while the x-men were left behind in their own peril.
(this isn't one of my foolish assumptions, just educated guessing)
Last edited by 244; 05-11-2012 at 02:36 AM.
I thought that was the 'out' Louise Simonson left for the reintroduction of teen-Illyana-Darkchilde. I assumed we were to believe (as did Rahne) that the innocent child Illyana was restored. But the fact she had the Beatrix Medallion meant this child still had a connection to Limbo and could be pulled back in.
Good lord Illyana is complex and utterly fascinating. Luv that about her. She has so many levels of intrigue and can be written so many different ways. For a writer her story potential is amazing.
Last edited by Twisted Bliss; 05-11-2012 at 03:49 AM.
It's important to realize that the re-youngerified Illyana is only called an "alternate" because that is the Marvel rule for any time travel--anything that seemingly changes the timeline is referred to as actually creating a variant timeline.
Young Illyana was, for all intents and purposes, precisely as Illyana was after she was first taken to Limbo in the "main" timeline, only this time she made it back to "safety". (Biggest quotation marks ever around safety. Damn Stryfe. Damn Legacy Virus.)
Wiping herself from reality through her magical feat of reversing the timeline that brought Limbo spilling into New York (which in turn brought forth her younger self from Limbo), yes, absolutely. But in the context of Magik and Limbo, sacrificing your life and sacrificing your existence seem like completely different things.
I really appreciate how Kieron Gillen has left her in prison where she belongs while Pixie works alongside Storm
So, with Zeb Well's admission of the corpse's identity, I'm left wondering....
When teen Yana swapped with baby Yana, and presumably found herself swept up in the Limbo-vaccuum along with all the demons, did she die in the process? Or did she live on, in Limbo, and eventually die? What killed her? Age? Demons? Is she the reason there weren't any further Limbo incidents post Inferno? Time does move differently in Limbo.
More pieces to the Yana puzzle.
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