I finally got somewhat caught up on the news. February for the Emma team! I'm very happy about this. Power adjustment? That seems interesting! I'd like to see Emma get some telekinetic powers. It looks like Emma will have a "Dark X-men-ish" costume-- that's good, I liked that Silvestri design. I'm excited. February isn't really that far away in comic time, but I feel like this may mean a very long time before we see much Emma action.
More and more I'm happy with the decision to put Bendis on the title in that he handles teams well and he gets the scripts in on time (Warren Ellis does teams well but will sometimes be late...) (Fraction is a better solo writer than team writer I think).
I'm excited. I'm trying to stay involved on the board... but it's a busy time with both work and games.
Yeah I'm not crazy about Emma suddenly getting TK. It might be unfair but the idea just seems so boring to me.
Having some kind of psionic weapon would be cool and not out of the question though. It used to just be Betsy's thing but over time it seemed to be that most high level telepaths could do something similar as it was more an extension of their will and imagination rather than a specific powerset.
Cable had his psi scimitar.
For a time Jean manifested a Phoenix raptor (usually bright pink as opposed to flaming) when she wasn't actually Phoenix.
Quire had his psi gun.
And in AvX Xavier was suddenly dual wielding psychic knives that could physically cut demons in two and no one batted an eyelash. It was similar to X-Men Evolution in the end where Xavier was a horseman of Apocalypse and could generate a psi scythe.
So for Emma to manifest some kind of construct may not even require a real power boost so much as her just figuring out how to do it.
Psionic weapons are lame IMO.
They'll probably just amp her telepathy if she's going to be at odds with the Cuckoos, Nate Grey, Quentin Quire,Rachel and Psylocke similtaneously.
They might give her TK flight and diamond form reformation though just for cause of the cape effect in AvX.
Last edited by ExodusCloak; 11-08-2012 at 09:34 AM.
Lol, yea, adjustment could mean depowerment too (I doubt it though). My concern for Emma is her role in the new team and the new era of X-Men… I guess we have to wait a long time to see her as a teacher again. Hell, we even can't tell if that's Emma or Magik now.
In dog days, all we need is Frost.
She gave it off pre-PF in the past so with having the PF as long as she had in AvX (which will likely be the case as to why for the power adjustment) she showed small feats of TK so I don't see it out of the question and I'm sure they'll push the reconstruction i deal in her diamond form, sort of intertwine them in a sense. Emma using the PF psionic abilities in the manner she did in VS#4
I'm inclined to think it's Emma if only because Magik is nearly always drawn with the solid curtain of bangs across her forehead. The X shoulder pads are throwing me off that though.
I get that being a teacher is Emma's thing, but I'm not particularly interested in seeing her return to a school setting. She can be a mentor to the new young mutants that will be popping up, the girl most likely.
Cyclops was going to send mutants Wolverine's way so I wonder what's up with those two new recruits. Probably their powersets have uses.