They are independent beings
You remember right on both things. That ending stunk.
The Apex thing is a bit more nebulous. My guess is that which ever Apex chooses to become the 'wife' bears and possibly even raises the children, and both good and bad Apex saw themselves as too important to do such things. Still, I have to agree... a bit sexist.
Well yeah, Maddie, of course. She probably hates on everyone else too.
This is a pretty good book. Weaver's art is amazing. Every page is well done. I love how Sinister trolls Gambit; why he'd want a clone of that feeb is beyond me. Seems like a waste of time. I liked the story well enough, but this Victorian thing is above my cultural level. 6/10.
Pot+Kettle - "This post went so full retard that it had to be quoted."
Gambit is the clone of Mister Sinister, created from Sinister's own pre-mutated DNA
just kidding. he cloned all the marauders, even Mystique