i prefer the 'no more avengers' cyclops.
Current Cyclops is only interesting is a horrifying accident you can't look away from kinda a way. We know it can't last. As long as Cyclops is in pragmatic chessmaster that leads everybody to their death mode the dream is dead. Neutered puppy Headmaster Logan rebuilding the school while being the same old barely restrained killer we know and love on X-Force, the Avengers and Wolverine doesn't convince me otherwise.
Also, Magneto started out as a raving lunatic.
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If Yost or Whedon is writing Scott, then you're probably going to be reading one of Cyclops's Best Stories
33 yrs old. Batman 89 Movie is what got me into collecting
Claremont was the one who established his morals: he was upright and a rules-jockey, but still had a human side. He may have angsted about his powers a lot, but at the same time he could lighten up now and again, especially towards the end of Claremont's run.
Whedon gave him a personality that intrigued and fascinated me, and a fresh spin on the character. He sold me on Scott/Emma back when they both had personalities and were individuals who just happened to be in the same bed together.
In both incarnations, he could pull it together and form strategies that pulled the team through. I may prefer Storm as team leader, but Scott could get the job done.
I prefer a Scott who knows right from wrong, who can treat his people like they're people and not an expendable task force, and inspires others to be the best they can by being the best he is. His attitude may incur dissension from people like Wolverine or Rogue (when she's Rogue and not a superpowered Bella Swan), but at the end of the day he does his best to do right by his team, and by his conscience.
So I guess by and large, I'm a pre-Morrison fan.
(I turn 30 soon BTW. Got into X-Men from the animated series when I was 11, and collected some Essentials and TPBs later, along with the 40 Years DVD-ROM)
The poster who said that Daredevil is the best template for the multi-layered character is right on-point. DD's about the only character I've seen that's written to maintain his idealism while emphasizing his flawed nature. He's the best superhero in comics in my opinion. I don't know if this intrepretation would work for Scott ... honestly I prefer the boy scout who has had to deal with loss throughout his life.
The mainstream interpretation of Scott attempts take after this, as the last two TV series depict him as a hero tortured by the loss of his loved one.
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Comics are full of boring as nice guys. Cyclops isn't even that edgy nowadays, but he certainly is more interesting.
He really isn't that edgy. He's certainly not the Punisher or Wolverine, who are angry, tortured souls turning to violence for some kind of atonement. That's not Cyclops. He's a desperate person pushed to the brink by what he perceives to be a very real and immediate threat to his people.