I think a secondary problem Rogers had was the time factor. It would be nice to go away and talk about Scotts response them have another meeting later, but I think the Phoenix is only a day or so away? In which case, Cap would be pressured to resolve this quickly. I'm not sure what the timeline is here.
I'm calling it now -- Emma Frost or Scarlet Witch will be Phoenix's first host, but she won't be able to control it and will eventually have to pass it to Hope.
But this AvX was a long time coming, because these two teams have been circling each other for a long time. You may say that the X-Men and Avengers are practically amalgamated, but the reality is they separate there both worlds and don't let the other get involved, until something like this Phoenix comes along. Now the separation explodes in their faces because they haven't amalgamated. There is mutant business, and there is Avengers business. Now Cap wants to get involved in mutant business, and they hadn't even had an truce about the matter. Certainly this is going to get violent, and not because it is contrived. Because this was always going to happen.
Wouldn't it be cool if the Pheonix possessed one of the Avengers on the space mission, and returned to Earth in that form. Someone like Thor. It does make sense that a God's body would be a better host anyway.
Of course there is 0 chance for this to happen, but it would be something totally unexpected.
I think someone unexpected will host Phoenix, even if only temporarily. Maybe it'll even be Scott.
[Level 1 antagonism]
Homer: Ned Flanders, I mock your value system. You also appear foolish to the eyes of others.
Ned: Well howdy, Homer! Thanks for dropping by!
[Level 2 antagonism]
Homer: Past instances in which I professed to like you, were fraudulent.
Ned: Oh well. I'll just have to try harder. Thanks for dropping by!
[Maximum hostility factor]
Homer: I engaged in intercourse with your spouse or significant other. Now that's psychiatry!
Why do I get the feeling that in some way the whole self prophecy thing of the future that Cable saw was due to the X-men and more importantly Cyclops ideal way of what the Future will look like , and not the Avengers fault ?
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