Age of Apocalypse favorites

#1 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that the 90s epic has been brought back into the spotlight, who are your 5 favorite AoA alternate reality characters and why?

Personally, I have high hopes for the two new characters, Prophet and Horror Show.

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#2 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
You like Horror Show because he somewhat resembles Crossbones, right?
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#3 Posted by Mercy_ (92256 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait...has the AoA ongoing started yet? It hasn't, right?

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#4 Edited by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_: Somewhat resembles Crossbones? Man, I was convinced that was Brock when all of the promo art first came out. Regardless, I have high hopes for him. I like the design and weapon choices, but I can't say I really like him yet since he hasn't said or done anything yet.

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#5 Edited by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:

Wait...has the AoA ongoing started yet? It hasn't, right?

UXF # 19.1 along with Point One kick it off. 
 
@k4tzm4n: I'm going to have to read it first and get back to you.
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#6 Posted by cattlebattle (12579 posts) - - Show Bio

AoA Nightcrawler could have carried far more than 4 issues on his own.....so I guess he was my fave,  
 
Quicksilver for actually being a full on good guy as opposed to his usual questionable position and actions
 
Cyclops...for being  a bad guy for once (albeit, unknowingly) and still getting the girl 
 
Banshee, for being a better character visually and in his actions, he was definitely more on the forefront than he had been in the x-books for a long time 
 
X-Man, he was the bees knees back in 95, I drew him all the time, his solo title continued on and it was pretty solid for a while, then when the X-men had their "Revolutions" phase he got a new writer and fizzled
  

 
 
On a side note, I guess I'm the still the only X-Fan on the planet that thinks AoA wasn't that great...if you love it, thats cool, you like what you like, I just never thought it was never as great as some people make it out to be

#7 Posted by Lance Uppercut (23245 posts) - - Show Bio

Nate Grey, Prophet, Holocaust, Dark Beast, and Nightcrawler.

Reasons? Because.

#8 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_: Hey look, it's Crossbones Horror Show.

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#9 Posted by Mercy_ (92256 posts) - - Show Bio

I've still only read the first part of the AoA storyline. But...here ya go.

Blink - there's something at the same time so toughened and yet so soft about her. She was traumatized as a child and came out stronger for it, IMO.

Sabretooth - He's a complex character. He has his fair share of faults and as slow as he is to admit them, he's also a big ol softie when he needs to be. He's got a very Wolvie/Jubes relationship with Blink and I love that they brought him into Exiles (which is one of the best comics ever)

Rogue - This is Rogue at her best, IMO. The root of the character is still there, but she's also grown and wizened. As much as people hate 616 Rogneto, it works ever so well in this world and they perfectly compliment each other.

Magneto - It's most certainly an interesting take on the character. You see part of Magneto we're accustomed to, in that he's willing to do nearly whatever it takes to save his species, but you also parts of Charles idealism peak through every now and then, not to mention the obvious similarity of him leading the X-Men. You also see just what Mags is capable of with a good support system in his life and it speaks a lot to the changes that he's been going through recently in 616, IMO.

To Be Determined

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#10 Posted by Mercy_ (92256 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_: Merci beaucoup!

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#11 Posted by _Grifter_ (10875 posts) - - Show Bio

Blink, Nightcrawler, Gambit, and Sabertooth.

#12 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

@Grift3r said:

Blink, Nightcrawler, Gambit, and Sabertooth.

I like you.

Just sayin'.

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#13 Posted by _Grifter_ (10875 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

Man I wish they would bring the Exiles back.

#14 Posted by _Grifter_ (10875 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n:

Thanks man.

#15 Posted by Mercy_ (92256 posts) - - Show Bio

@Grift3r said:

@The Dark Huntress said:

Man I wish they would bring the Exiles back.

With the right creative team and direction, I do, too.

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#16 Posted by ragdollpurps (15571 posts) - - Show Bio

Blink and Nightcrawler were/are my favorites. Sabertooth too, because he used to be Psylocke's sweetheart and I love the huge contrast between the AoA and 616 versions. I'm really looking forward to AoA Kurt's shenanigans in UXF. Fiend (Trask) seems really interesting to me. I think she'll soon become one of my favorites as well. I really like her design. When I first saw her I was convinced that she was going to be associated with Psy somehow, but I guess not. Prophet so far is just pure badass, I'm sure he'll be one of my favorites, too.

#17 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: @ragdollpurps: Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh AoA Creed!

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#18 Posted by Mercy_ (92256 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragdollpurps: Yesssssssssssss, your taste <333

@k4tzm4n: AoA Creed >>>>>> 616.

And am I the only one who was pissed that the "fan-demanded return" of Blink was actually 616?

Fans of Blink (or at least any Blink fans I've interacted with) DGAF about 616.

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#19 Posted by ragdollpurps (15571 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: Impeccable, I know. ;P I too wish that the Blink that returned was the AoA verison. -___-

#20 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: Most definitely regarding Creed. It was upsetting that Remender had Wolverine own him so easily >:(

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#21 Posted by Mercy_ (92256 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Covers her ears because she's only read the first five issues of the Dark Angel Saga.

@ragdollpurps: And there's that modesty that we all love ;p The sad thing is, now that 616 is out of limbo, it's gonna be even longer before we see AoA.

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#22 Posted by Lance Uppercut (23245 posts) - - Show Bio

@ragdollpurps said:

Blink and Nightcrawler were/are my favorites. Sabertooth too, because he used to be Psylocke's sweetheart and I love the huge contrast between the AoA and 616 versions. I'm really looking forward to AoA Kurt's shenanigans in UXF. Fiend (Trask) seems really interesting to me. I think she'll soon become one of my favorites as well. I really like her design. When I first saw her I was convinced that she was going to be associated with Psy somehow, but I guess not. Prophet so far is just pure badass, I'm sure he'll be one of my favorites, too.

So there's a Trask, a Creed, a Stryker, and Pierce. Basically it's just a bunch of purifiers everyone would have considered blatantly evil in normal continuity. I love it.

#23 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: lol.

@Lance Uppercut: Ah, the joys of alternate realities.

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#24 Posted by TheWitchingHour (1340 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't stand the original take on the Age of Apocalypse reality but now that it is coming back into the limelight it's pretty fun. I especially enjoy AOA Wolverine, Nightcrawler, and Dark Beast.

#25 Posted by ragdollpurps (15571 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: Hehe, you know I don't mean it. I just like to sarcastically exaggerate my self-worth. But yeah, it's too bad. :[ We just need Exiles again.

@Lance Uppercut: It gives me funny feelings in my nether regions.That's how much I'm liking it.

#26 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

Mistake people tend to make: AoA James Howlett is called 'Weapon X.'

AoA Wolverine was this dude:

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#28 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

Blink. (The Dark Huntress has said it all !) Sabertooth (See The Dark Huntress, aain !) Weapon X, Gambit and Rogue. (She's got a character developpement in AoA that Rogue 616 never got.)

#29 Posted by _Cain_ (23590 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightcrawler is so awesome.

#30 Posted by k4tzm4n (36115 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked AoA Sabretooth, Holocaust, Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Sunfire, Gambit and Prophet. I'll think more about this and narrow it down later.

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#31 Posted by TDK_1997 (14397 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightcrawler and Sabretooth.

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