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"As if a man in a wheelchair wasn't enough, now I'm targeting old women." - Scott Summers, A+X #11
Hopefully from Battle for the Atom or Hunger: can we get a Kate Pryde, please?
Last edited by georgerogers42; 09-02-2013 at 02:28 PM.
"NO MORE EVENTS!"
Surge Fan & Cycho
Jean Grey, obviously. Any evidence to the contrary is just more indication of a sinister conspiracy.
Leader: Storm - comes from royalty, worshipped as a goddess in her home country, regal flare/presence
Supreme military commander: Cyclops - for reasons too numerous to list
High Council members: Layla Miller (she knows stuff.../shrug), Magneto, Xavier, Forge
Well, I’m English, so I’m going with that whole cumbersome power structure and just randomly applying it to mutantkind:
Monarchy. Requirements: maintaining regal calm in any crisis, bringing in the tourists with picturesque pageantry, being a mouthpiece for Prime Minister’s speeches (although in the past there was the option of throwing aforementioned Prime Ministers in the Tower if their speeches suck, which could be revived), using behind the scenes loftiness to depress pretensions, generally quash with freezing dignity, and administer polite set downs to aforementioned Prime Minister if he/she gets uppity. For extra tourist income it is useful if they are also a fashion icon.
Storm sees like a natural for all of the above to me. She could rock any state occasion and wear the hell out of a crown. Also the first person since Eleanor of Aquitaine to have that much queenly dignity. Income from tourism would inevitably soar.
Prime Minister. Requirements: running the country while cabinet minister wrangling, avoiding sic semper tyrannis-style stabbity uprisings from backbenchers with small majorities who want her/him to do something about Europe, foreigners, Europe, and foreigners, also Europe. Might want him/her to do something about the economy, too, if she/he has time after dealing with all those foreigners and Europe. Ideally should be photogenic and charming and look as if he/she went to the right sort of school and knows the right sort of people. Doesn’t have to be that bright. May have to kiss babies when electioneering.
Scott would hate this job but he’d probably be quite good at it, and, if a tad idealistic, he can find Europe on a map, knows Africa isn’t a country, and he is photogenic – although not remotely charming – and can kiss babies, if absolutely necessary, or at least hold them while looking only mildly appalled. Even though he doesn’t know either the right sort of people and emphatically didn’t go to the right sort of school, he looks as if he does/did. His tactical abilities would, naturally, be completely diffused through all the civil servants telling him why his plans for a global utopia were impractical, but theoretical strategizing and hanging out with generals a lot might stop him dying from boredom.
Deputy Prime Minister. Requirements: make up for deficiencies of Prime Minister by doing the stuff he/she can’t and, wherever possible, steering him/her away from his/her otherwise inevitable nervous breakdown.
Henry would rock Question Time and have journalists eating out of his hand. Could also fake being gay again, for the cool points. Also make up for Scott’s charm deficiency and poor people skills, and solve the Byzantine problems that inevitably surface when in government before Scott has his 99th nervous breakdown.
Chancellor of the Exchequer. Requirements: generally people are required to have at least ‘O’ level maths before being given this position, although you wouldn’t think it to look at the state of our economy. Frankly, any X-Man, including Toad, could probably do a better job of making the sums come out than George Osborne.
Kitty Pryde would be slumming a little in this job, but I’m sure the British people would be grateful for her input. Also, Lockheed could actually run the economy while Kitty helped Henry run the government while Scott looked pretty and kissed babies (and sneaked off to hang out with Generals to use his tactical skills).
Foreign Secretary. Requirements: putting up with foreigners and not pissing them off more than absolutely necessary (while still talking down to them for being foreign, obviously).
I so want to say Abigail Brand here, but it’s possible that global thermonuclear war might be less fun than it looks in the cinema, so I’m going to go with Rachel Grey, who can read everyone’s thoughts in meetings and, as she managed to get through Schism and AvX while maintaining reasonably good relations with all parties and without actively stabbing anyone, would probably find international diplomacy a cakewalk.
Home Secretary. Requirements: responsible for national security of the home realm and its policing. Also has all the dirty tricks squads answering to him/her.
Cable and Logan could both do this standing on their heads, but Cable would probably make a better showing on TV, so Logan might be better at the shadowy behind the scenes stuff while Cable assured everyone that everything was under control now and no shadowy behind the scenes stuff was in any way happening. I would make them coordinate with Abigail Brand, just for fun. Poker nights to confer with Psylocke and Domino would also be a requirement.
Old Statesmen of Any Party To Be Wheeled Out In Times of National Crisis or When In Need of Good Soundbites: Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr could be mainstays of Question Time.
Chief Whip – Emma, obviously.
Last edited by elgrey; 11-13-2013 at 05:44 AM.
wow that was a great break down i could see that but i just don't agree with the storm part
Elgrey, I completely agree with your analysis, except that Dazzler should take Rachel Grey's place. We'd have to assume a slightly (but only slightly) smarter/worldly version of her, but I think that's doable. While Rachel could simply read everyone's minds, no one would trust her for that. I mean, it's undignified for foreigners to be coming to meetings with tinfoil all around their heads. Allison's a charmer, let her do the schmoozing.
With Rachel in the shadows gathering all the information they need, naturally.
Scott and Jean together !!!!!!!