Whatever happens, they have to talk it up.
If someone does die, wouldn't it make thematic sense for it to be Beast? He's both an Avenger and an X-Man, so it's the kind of blow that would be felt by both teams.
Why does everyone think it'll be Iron Fist?
IMO it will be Rulk- he is being replaced by his daughter in his solo ongoing.
He declared war on the P5 significantly Cyclops in the latest Avengers issue after attempting to assassinate him. He can't reveal who he is. I mean there is a lot pointing to it being him.
Another character I could see it being is Nick Fury the first. He is being essentially replaced by his "son" in the Marvel NOW rebranding. Maybe he will have his final stand to save the world. Though highly unlikely.
My other thoughts would be one of the P5... Colossus or Emma specifically.
Emma has been on her way out especially in the last few issues with her quietly going behind Cyclops' back.
Colossus because he is beginning to question his actions as one of the P5, see the latest WATXM for this.
My money is still on Rulk.
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Have some balls Marvel, kill Spider-Man and Wolverine and keep them dead. I mean, it's about the creators, not the characters, right?
There was not a single trace of Emma in the post AVX images!
They're probably going to kill one (and only one) character in this event, and I doubt it'll be Iron Fist. He's just not important enough for the emotional gut-punch this event is supposed to throw.
The Phoenix 5 may end up in a coma for the foreseeable future, but I think they'll survive. Professor X seems like the obvious choice to me.
Iron Fist is on their current Spider-Man cartoon so he won't be dying.
Prof. X and Beast seem like good candidates.
The death should theoretically lead to Avengers and X-Men squashing their beef and realizing that norms and muties should be working together. Chuck or Hank would seem to accomplish this.
As much as I love Emma, her death doesn't really mean anything except old Cyclops being able to skip the break-up and get right on banging teen-Jean.
(Hope it's the Professor because I love Beast too.)
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