Besides, sexual attraction is just sexual attraction. Nobody ever said that it's a relationship. The gal's not a nun, right? Pretty sure that the X-Men don't take a vow of celibacy. Just because most of the X-Men aren't getting any action doesn't mean that Dani can't.
Yeah, but doesn't that say more about Sam? Instead of leaning on Dani when it came to his PTSD, he turned tail and ran. Doug is way more mentally f***ed than Sam and even he stuck with the team and sought help. In the end, the short lived Samni pairing probably isn't that significant. Fans are probably wishing and hoping desperately that all those years of competing for leadership was nothing more than sexual tension. I'm not so sure.And poor Sam. This is his second time that being in a long distance relationship has soured.
He's improving. Doug was always a dork. After he died and came back during Necrosha, he briefly became an unlikely bad-ass. Ever since, writers have been struggling to get him back into character, opting instead to saddle him with meaningless techno babble. The Paradise Island arc looks to have been a turning point for him. He's not back to normal just yet, but he's getting there. He's a dork again, but he's currently more Sheldon from Big Bang Theory than David from WarGames.Still don't like Doug at all
Maybe it's just me, but I think that everybody gets to a point where they wonder where their mojo has gone or if they've slowed down a bit. The New Mutants aren't kids anymore. Bobby isn't 13 like he was in the GN. He's an adult in his very early 20s. You have to think that he's maybe wondering if something is wrong with him since Amara's not responding. Has he lost a step? Is he doing something wrong? Did a sudden change of cologne make him repugnant? Bobby's probably just going through one of those moments of self-doubt. It's all a part of growing up. You never really grow out of that sort of self-examination. You just learn to better handle it. Bobby will be fine.Berto isn't acting like he has any swagger.
I think that it's DnA more than the book itself. Ironically, for guys who have done these big cosmic stories, they seem to have a little trouble getting a handle on the team dynamic for this X-team. They're great with those smaller intimate moments, but it gets away from them a bit when things get bigger. Not a lot, but to the point of the tail sometimes wagging the dog. I also don't think that they have the best handle on the New Mutants continuity. They miss some of the finer points every now and then. Zeb Wells was much better at that, having crafted much richer stories from that lore.Still hoping for some better stories - although I do really like the done-in-one stories thus far.
What I WILL give them credit for is for making Warlock more recognizable and true to type. It's not as simple as adding "self this" and "self friend that" to his dialog. Like Doug, he's getting closer to what fans recognize. He's still not nearly as cartoony as I'd prefer, but it's a step.