Carol didn't put her own mind back together - Xavier did most of the work, but he couldn't do it perfectly. She didn't lose all attachment to her emotions. He just couldn't link up all of her emotions as they related to past experiences. She remembered everything, but just didn't feel it. That didn't apply to things happening in the present and going forward since that was all new material and not material that was reconstructed. Thus, I can believe her anger about Rogue and the Avengers as while the specific incidents happened in the past... the fallout from them was happening to her right in that moment. The suffering was real and current, and gave her something to be angry about.
And no, she absolutely did not handle it well at all. The drinking, the estrangement from her family, etc... none of it was good. She's always been a deeply flawed person, which is probably one of the things I find appealing about her. Nobody's ever tried to say she's perfect. Nevertheless, she was hurt and hurt badly... I often look at it like the psychic version of brain damage. Brain damage can fundamentally change a person, even if on the surface they seem fully functional. It isn't your fault. You handle it the best you can. Some do amazingly, some (like Carol) don't. At least in more recent years... she's been trying, but she has a ways to go still.
People generally don't hit rock bottom over night. The trauma sets you down the road, the alcoholism is where you end up eventually. There's a cause and effect there, but it's not always a quick path. That was the day her life shifted directions. The impact just took some time to fully come to fruition.If gaining super powers over and over again is going off the rails, then I don't know how the rest of us survive. Carol's life went the most off the rails when she climbed into a bottle of scotch and that was all her own fault.
The rib breaking didn't happen in the context of a fight. They really haven't had their fight at all. It was Carol losing her temper and lashing out in a single action (not a justified one - and she knew it, she wasn't happy that she did it). Regardless of what they are fighting about though, there is always going to be a heavy emotional resonance whenever these two come into conflict. That can't be avoided, no matter what the catalyst is. You can't just turn off past traumas just because they aren't topically relevant to the fight at hand. Not too many people compartmentalize quite that well. It would be rather weak to not address it.As noted, Carol already beat Rogue up and broke her ribs once, she's had her fight. This is not about Rogue and Carol. Its suppose to be about protecting mutant children and saving the world. Carol's already questioned Cap's actions. Maybe she realize that both groups have not gone about this in an adult manner and actually see that the Avenger's intentions while good caused part of the problems like spliting the Phoenix up or maybe Rogue will realize the X-Men can't handle what's happened to them. Who knows but we've already seen Captain America be played favorite over everyone so it's not like Rogue beating up She-Hulk is half as silly as Cap surviving a battle with Warpath.
Carol became an alcoholic becasue she chose to hide in a bottle, nobody but her is responsible for that.
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I don't disagree. The emotional level is going to be there for both of them. Rogue's guilt and Carol's anger but at some point it has to be about more than that since that is not what the fight is about now.Regardless of what they are fighting about though, there is always going to be a heavy emotional resonance whenever these two come into conflict. That can't be avoided, no matter what the catalyst is. You can't just turn off past traumas just because they aren't topically relevant to the fight at hand. Not too many people compartmentalize quite that well. It would be rather weak to not address it.
As long as the alcoholic and the people around them buy the excuses nothing will ever change. Cutting BS like Reason out of your thinking is step one. Since "reasons" can be out of your control, stopping drinking or not drinking enough to get the problem is always in your control.
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Those are Carol's powers, even if she is a fat boozer, they are not Rogue's.
Wow...this looks awesome on so many levels. Rogue and Miss Marvel beating the tar out of each other...classic! Although I have a feeling that Miss Marvel will humble Rogue by the end of this issue, I like what I see thus far. AvX just keeps providing so many awesome things and this is icing on the cake!
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