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    Default What was Claremont trying to say?

    During his landmark run on the X-Books from the 70s to the 90s, Chris Claremont used a recurring theme of race and identity. We saw Sharon Friedlander and Tom Corsi become Native Americans, we saw Psylocke becoming Asian, we saw a hidden tribe of Romans living in Brazil (with Amara pretending to be a native at first). I'm sure there are other examples that I can't think of.

    It seems like this was an unrealized message. What do you think he was trying to say?
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    Racism.

    Yeah?

    It's bad.

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    What I wanted to know is what was the subtext with that scene in the recent XMF where Kitty comes this close to fornicating with Remy Picard? What's telling is that she's just gone and explained in Claremontian narrative that she's being possessed by Wolverine's more primal instincts, not her own. Is Claremont insinuating that Logan is a bottom?

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    Variety is the spice of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinRedmond View Post
    Variety is the spice of life.
    I had no idea that Remy Picard pulls in so much tail, regardless of gender.

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    Default BLESSED MaDONNA!!

    Ache! BY THE PROPHET! Ye lass, I dinna mean it that way. I meant it in a cultural, skin tone and, most importantly, varying hair styles kind of way, fraulein, sugah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel K View Post
    Racism.

    Yeah?

    It's bad.
    It's easy to write it off to this, but there was really no indication of this from Corsi, Friedlander or Betsy at all.
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    Iím pretty sure Claremont puts everything he is trying to say into each panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_ View Post
    During his landmark run on the X-Books from the 70s to the 90s, Chris Claremont used a recurring theme of race and identity. We saw Sharon Friedlander and Tom Corsi become Native Americans, we saw Psylocke becoming Asian, we saw a hidden tribe of Romans living in Brazil (with Amara pretending to be a native at first). I'm sure there are other examples that I can't think of.

    It seems like this was an unrealized message. What do you think he was trying to say?
    Remember, Dr. Lian Shen also diagnosed Storm as having no discernable race, because she had features of them all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Remember, Dr. Lian Shen also diagnosed Storm as having no discernable race, because she had features of them all at once.
    How could we ever forget! Storm TRANSCENDS race!

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Remember, Dr. Lian Shen also diagnosed Storm as having no discernable race, because she had features of them all at once.
    I forgot about that! This is also great!
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    She's a goddess, she transcends.

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    I had heard unconfirmed rumors that Jim Lee was the one that put Psylocke into an Asian body, as it was one of the classic examples of Claremont being given parts of a story that he didn't write. Not sure how valid this is, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Torpor View Post
    How could we ever forget! Storm TRANSCENDS race!
    Storm, as written by CC, does it all. You name it, she can pull it off, somehow, with the focused totality of her powers, or her unbreakable willpower.

    Including stumping a racially insensitive physician.

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    I know that the Storm worship was huge for Claremont, but I feel like he gave almost all of his characters some amazing moments of triumph, making them all into paragons of greatness. With the exception of Betsy and Alex, of course.
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