You gotta admit, a lot of you here on these X-Boards are really psyched about what's to come in January with Mike Carey's newest title Age of X. And I believe that it's partially due to it's darker overtones, and character redesigns - which frankly, is a welcome change to what's been going on in the X-Books in the last few years. I mean really, when was the last time you felt this excited with anticipation over reading an X-Book?
I've also noticed that a lot of us find ourselves discussing who most of these redesigned characters are, But I think more importantly, we get a discussion going on HOW these different looks (some more radical than others) came about, and what chain of events you think may have happened without Xavier being the influence earlier on in their lives. Based on their personalities, other circumstances that may somewhat tie into their 616 history, or something else comepletely, what do you think caused them to change into what they've become in Age of X?
Of course this is all purely speculation until we get some real answers when the books come out or when Marvel decides to throw us a bone on what happened to them, so let's discuss:
My entry into the fray is Colossus, and how do you think the spikes on his shoulders and arms came about.