Age of X, Confusing Much?

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#1 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio

So I just caught up in Age of X, I  will admit I was really confused. Not just because I didn't recognise half the charcters, but It moved so fast I felt like I had missed some pages. This was mainly because of the mutant prison. So my question is... Why the heck are the mutants locking there own kind up?.. I read something about them being to unstable, but a prison just seems stupid. If you could elaborate, and maybe suggest your views on this I would be grateful.. 
   
#2 Posted by Bestostero (5590 posts) - - Show Bio

well not everything is black and white... you got humans helping mutants like Dr. Rao...and maybe they're mutants helping humans?  Its a possibility....im sure they'll elaborate on the situation more, but i think its just them trying to make us think and want to know more.

#3 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio
@xhavoc86: Ok, thanks, sometimes I am unsure whether it is meant to be "coded" for lack of a better word.
#4 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

There is supposed to be a lot of mystery surrounding the Brig.   
 

#5 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: I just picked it up today (and can say that I am pleasantly surprised) 
#6 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slight: Good good!  What do you think about all the mysteries?  :)
#7 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: Well, Magneto is the leader of them all, it seems, with high commanders like Cannonbal and Rogue, and Gambit... All of whom are X Men.... I think it's not a mystery, more so a secret weapon. I think that they are holding the telepaths prisoner (or maybe they are being used) so that they can hopefully control the phoenix. And because Magneto is the leader, he will always have some sort of back up plan that if the first plan doesn't succeed then plan b will make sure no one would win. 
#8 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slight: I like seeing Cannonball as a leader instead of Cyclops.  It's funny to see Basilisk as a second string 'hero' for a change :)
#9 Posted by ComicMan24 (147088 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@ComicMan24: Yep, and even they might not be.  
#11 Posted by ComicMan24 (147088 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: What do you mean?
#12 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox-kitty:
Yes, that's the real mystery, why are the Telepaths locked up? It kind of fits in with that theory concerning X = Xavier.  

To elaborate it, Xavier is locked up right, so perhaps the telepaths are being used to keep him under wraps, and to make sure none of them get there own ideas, they are also. Kitty perhaps has a close relationship to X, after all she was given a task by them, hence why she is in also in prison (also to keep her from sneaking past the the walls). Magneto I think has imprisoned Xavier (being X) because Magneto is leading the Mutants how he wants it to be lead. Xavier however is sneaking past the psychic barrier and is helping the others the best he can, giving them advice.
#13 Edited by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by ComicMan24 (147088 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: Hmm... interesting theories.
#15 Posted by ReVamp (22884 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" @Slight: I like seeing Cannonball as a leader instead of Cyclops.  It's funny to see Basilisk as a second string 'hero' for a change :) "

Ah, so good! I really like the change in Cyclops' character and the Cannonball's. Like they were reversed aint it?! :P 
#16 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" @Slight: I like seeing Cannonball as a leader instead of Cyclops.  It's funny to see Basilisk as a second string 'hero' for a change :) "
ME TOO...Oh, you have no idea of how much I loath Cyclops as a leader and character...(and I thought for a second that he was the magenta dude with one eye that could turn you to stone...I forget what issue it was but Magneto killed him...) I don't however think they'll let Cannonball have a full show, somehow, I feel that Cyc's gonna go emo again and attract attention to him... 
#17 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

See I think the telepaths are being locked up because they are the ones who might be able to tell what's going on outside the force wall. Something Magneto and whoever X is are both hiding (I don't think X is Xavier).
#18 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" @Slight: I like seeing Cannonball as a leader instead of Cyclops.  It's funny to see Basilisk as a second string 'hero' for a change :) "
It's a reversal, in terms of leadership, of their normal roles. In 616 Sam seems to pretty much worship Scott; the same fondness is not delivered from Basilisk to Cannonball.
Basilisk seems to be a very Wolverine-like member of the team with his effective "F^%k you" attitude to the person in control.
#19 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine: True...Although, I really hope Cyc ends up fading away here...  
 
my only bone to pic was that they actually showed Jubilee, and she wasn't even doing anything...GRRRRR
#20 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slight said:
" @John Valentine: True...Although, I really hope Cyc ends up fading away here...   my only bone to pic was that they actually showed Jubilee, and she wasn't even doing anything...GRRRRR "
He won't. He's too important to simply fade away but his role within the X-Men will change within following months. I do prefer Basilisk to normal Scott.  
 Which picture of Jubilee?
#21 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine: I hope so.. I really like him as Basalisk as well...It's sooo much cooler than Cyclops... 
 
Jubes was on page five, on the two page art...She right next to Warpath or Berserker,,
#22 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slight said:
" @John Valentine: I hope so.. I really like him as Basalisk as well...It's sooo much cooler than Cyclops...  Jubes was on page five, on the two page art...She right next to Warpath or Berserker,, "
Most characters have only been featured in limited capacity. There are so many characters for such little panel time. However, Jubilee has around a three page talk with Chamber at the beginning of New Mutants #22; you're in for a treat.
#23 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine: Yeah, I know...I'm just saying, as an uber Jubilee fan, I'm sort of biased for more play time for her. 
#24 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
" @Slight: I like seeing Cannonball as a leader instead of Cyclops.  It's funny to see Basilisk as a second string 'hero' for a change :) "
It's a reversal, in terms of leadership, of their normal roles. In 616 Sam seems to pretty much worship Scott; the same fondness is not delivered from Basilisk to Cannonball.Basilisk seems to be a very Wolverine-like member of the team with his effective "F^%k you" attitude to the person in control. "
I do get the feeling that Mike Carey is saying 'F-You' to everyone who's written Cannonball over the last few years.  Mike Carey was the last person to see the potential in Cannonball and write him as the former leader of a strong mutant team, instead of an insecure bumbling idiot.  Perhaps that's part of the reason why I like the role reversal. 
 
@PrinceIMC said:
" See I think the telepaths are being locked up because they are the ones who might be able to tell what's going on outside the force wall. Something Magneto and whoever X is are both hiding (I don't think X is Xavier). "
Ah yes, but is there anything outside of the Force Walls?  The photographs that Pryde took were all blank... why?
#25 Posted by Mercy_ (91937 posts) - - Show Bio

I LOVE Sam in this. ^_^

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#26 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" I do get the feeling that Mike Carey is saying 'F-You' to everyone who's written Cannonball over the last few years.  Mike Carey was the last person to see the potential in Cannonball and write him as the former leader of a strong mutant team, instead of an insecure bumbling idiot.  Perhaps that's part of the reason why I like the role reversal.  "
Co-Signed. Never really been a Cannonball fan but his revamped style and tactical attitude in Age of X are winning me over.
#27 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: I still don't think that the telepaths have much to do with the outside...For me, the only reason they are being held, instead of out on the battle field, where they could be extremely useful is because they are constantly needed to keep another power in check... Magneto is a strategic mind in any universe... And like i said before, he always has a back up plan that supersedes the original plan. Kitty is probably a monkey wrench in any situation...It's known that the war between humanity and mutant kind is a constant thing so, it leads me to think that she is being used as a pawn by the humans...
#28 Posted by Mercy_ (91937 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
" I do get the feeling that Mike Carey is saying 'F-You' to everyone who's written Cannonball over the last few years.  Mike Carey was the last person to see the potential in Cannonball and write him as the former leader of a strong mutant team, instead of an insecure bumbling idiot.  Perhaps that's part of the reason why I like the role reversal.  "
Co-Signed. Never really been a Cannonball fan but his revamped style and tactical attitude in Age of X are winning me over. "
Sameeee here. Whole new appreciation for the character.
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#29 Edited by Mutant God (3089 posts) - - Show Bio

at first I thought cyclops was a stupid name but why are their calling him Basalisk (basalisk is a snake)        
#30 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
@PrinceIMC said:
" See I think the telepaths are being locked up because they are the ones who might be able to tell what's going on outside the force wall. Something Magneto and whoever X is are both hiding (I don't think X is Xavier). "
Ah yes, but is there anything outside of the Force Walls?  The photographs that Pryde took were all blank... why? "


Well here's my theory. After Magneto had everyone sealed inside the force walls he formed a plan with X (who I think is Mr. Sinister) and they ended up destroying the world. However Magneto knows that the rest of the mutants wouldn't have agreed with it so he's keeping them under control by making it look like humans are still trying to attack them. Sinister is brewing up clone human cannon fodded for the mutants to fight while they wait for the radiation or whatever to fade away. So Age of X Universe that shows what's going on with the Avengers and stuff is just going to be a lead up to what Magneto did to wipe them all out.....course I guess there would still be something out there for Kitty to take picture of not nothing....so maybe the Earth is really completely gone so they're floating through space or the void between dimensions until they can get somewhere safe.
#31 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God said:
" at first I thought cyclops was a stupid name but why are their calling him Basalisk (basalisk is a snake)         "
Looks like it's time to watch Harry Potter... a Basilisk is a mythological creature that can kill with it's stare :)  Or at least turn everyone into a frozen statue (living death) in Hogwarts ;)
 
@PrinceIMC said:
"Well here's my theory. After Magneto had everyone sealed inside the force walls he formed a plan with X (who I think is Mr. Sinister) and they ended up destroying the world. However Magneto knows that the rest of the mutants wouldn't have agreed with it so he's keeping them under control by making it look like humans are still trying to attack them. Sinister is brewing up clone human cannon fodded for the mutants to fight while they wait for the radiation or whatever to fade away. So Age of X Universe that shows what's going on with the Avengers and stuff is just going to be a lead up to what Magneto did to wipe them all out.....course I guess there would still be something out there for Kitty to take picture of not nothing....so maybe the Earth is really completely gone so they're floating through space or the void between dimensions until they can get somewhere safe. "
Yes, I have a feeling that 'outside' the Force Walls isn't the clear cut human world that we're all meant to think it is.  Like Fortress X is some sort of pocket dimension, or maybe their 'memories' of this world are all made up.   
 
But, as for Sinister...
#32 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
#33 Posted by Mutant God (3089 posts) - - Show Bio

whats up with them naming him after mythological creatures (cyclops, basalisk whats next troll)    
#34 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
"Yes, I have a feeling that 'outside' the Force Walls isn't the clear cut human world that we're all meant to think it is.  Like Fortress X is some sort of pocket dimension, or maybe their 'memories' of this world are all made up.   
 
But, as for Sinister... "
Then how would you explain the Avengers? It seems sensible to focus on Fortress X, considering this is where the all the remaining mutants are hiding. We've also only had two issues of the actual story so far, disregarding the set up of Age of X: Alpha.
#35 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC: I think it's best to rule him out.  Mike Carey has said that we're not going to see the usual major players as threats in this story (ie no Apocalypse, Stryfe, Sinister). 
 
@Mutant God: Why not?  It's better than "Eyelidless man"
#36 Posted by Mutant God (3089 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: 
 
I rather name something simple like optik, kaos, blast
#37 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:
Darn. You're probably right then. But I still stand by the rest of my theories.
#38 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God: Too short & crude.  Basilisk is something to be feared. 
 
@PrinceIMC: Oh, I think you're on to something.  I also think that there's nothing outside of the Force Walls... But why?
#39 Posted by Mutant God (3089 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: 
 
but its a snake. At least he coulda take his brother's name of Havok since Alex is dead
#40 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God:
I kinda like Basilisk. His first codename was Cyclops after all because the visor he wore only had one slit so it was as if he only had one eye. Basilisk is another mythological creature but one that you don't want to look in the eyes. And I like the scary mask thing that opens.
#41 Posted by Mutant God (3089 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah I get that. I just would rather have him name after his power not what he looks like
#42 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God:
It gets boring if everyone is just named after their power. Wolverine would be 'Claws' or maybe 'Klaws' to be more edgy. Cyclops had the best name of the original X-Men because he wasn't Angel or Iceman or Beast.
#43 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mutant God said:
" yeah I get that. I just would rather have him name after his power not what he looks like "
Like I said, the Basilisk can kill with it's stare.  Therefore it is an appropriate name that describes his power.
#44 Posted by Mutant God (3089 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought he would be called wolverine because he has the abilities of a wolverine. ha-ha edgy
#45 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:
@PrinceIMC: 
  
I am pretty sure Kitty mentioned that she left the lense cap over the camera, so all the photos came out blank....
#46 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Hawkeye446: She was being sarcastic (digital point-and-click cameras don't have a lens cap ;).  Katherine (she isn't 'Kitty') thought Legacy was there to interrogate her, so she was being sarcastic & unco-operative.
#47 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" @Mutant God said:
" yeah I get that. I just would rather have him name after his power not what he looks like "
Like I said, the Basilisk can kill with it's stare.  Therefore it is an appropriate name that describes his power. "
I still don't like it...I just reminds me of this guy  
 

#48 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slight said:
" @xerox-kitty said:
" @Mutant God said:
" yeah I get that. I just would rather have him name after his power not what he looks like "
Like I said, the Basilisk can kill with it's stare.  Therefore it is an appropriate name that describes his power. "
I still don't like it...I just reminds me of this guy  
 

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You think a Basilisk is a pink pokemon dude?
#49 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19328 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar: No... That was a character in another X-Men series (oddly enough, he was in the issues with Xorn) but his name was Basilisk and that's who I think of...
#50 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slight: Awwwww, but he was a good guy really, who was willing to go on a date with Martha Johansson :)
 
Besides, I prefer Scott as Basilisk than as Cyclops ;)

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