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Comic Book Question of the Week RESULTS: Who's Your Favorite X-Men Character?

There's about a gazillion characters that have been X-Men over the years (that's a rough estimate), and the Comic Vine crowd has declared one as its favorite. Is it obviously Wolverine or did another character grab the victory?

Back in 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the world to the X-Men. The original roster was led by Professor X and consisted of just 5 characters: Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, and Angel. Decades later and the team has expanded a great deal and undergone some drastic changes. Dozens upon dozens of writers and artists have left their mark on the franchise and it's currently in a completely different state than when it began, too. The team has included a wide array of characters, but we wanted to know which mutant the Comic Vine community likes the most. We gave you quite a few options (plus the choice of "other" -- you can never please everyone) and one character blasted apart the competition. That man, ladies and gentlemen, is Scott Summers aka Cyclops.

Basically how the poll went, too.

Okay, really can't say we saw that one coming. Truth be told, we expected Wolverine's sheer popularity to give him the edge, but it looks like the tactician knocked him out of the way with an optic blast or two. Scott may have felt a little like a boyscout at first, but the guy has a brilliant mind when it comes to tactics and has always been completely about protecting his people. He's recently made some big decisions that were pretty polarizing to fans, but the fact remains he was able to make a call when it come to incredibly difficult scenarios. Whether or not you stood by his side is a whole different story. Plus, his ability to demolish anything in his path with optic blasts is pretty cool, right?

"What am I doing? Isn't it obvious? Beating you and Logan in the CV poll! Mwhahaha!"

Here's the complete poll results. Quite a turnout this week... over 500 votes!

Viner Post of the Week for Cyclops is by zoomHYPERIONzoom

"'Cyclops was right.'

Scott is the voice of reason amongst a sea of melodramatic, emotionally driven characters. Wolverine is cool but, contrary to his power set, not the sharpest tool in the shed. Intelligence trumps all in my book and many would choose Beast for that reason but Henry is often too soft for my taste, who too often appeals to emotion rather than reason.

Cyclops satisfies my affinity for rational, righteous characters with enough power to make people pay attention.

Cyclops is a superb tactician both on the world scale and in hand to hand combat. Able to go to to toe with the best there is at what he does even without using his optic blasts.

...And optic blasts are awesome."

Viner Post of the Week for Nightcrawler is by micahparadise

"I'm actually surprise Cyclops is in top running in this vote! :) Although i think the recently writing of him since the utopia storylines and now as a mutant terrorist has made him a rather great character. BUT enough about my thoughts, here is my vote:

NIGHTCRAWLER!!!

The most original, fun loving, and likeable character on the Xmen. He's like the heart of the team"

Good news for the Cyclops fans out there. A series centered around Summers is being released in May and it's by Greg Rucka and Russell Dauterman. Did the classic X-Man earn your vote or did your love go elsewhere? No matter whom you voted for, go ahead and share your favorite picture of the character below!

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Edited by Squalleon

I really expected Wolverine to take the majority of the votes but the votes were pretty even between characters. Nightcrawler got a 12% Wow!

Now if we could only get a good Cyclops story...please deliver mr.Rucka!


Edited by Bigwalt

I cant be the only person who voted Dazzler, can I?

Edited by Grey56

Hm, did you tabulate the data from 'Other' votes to see which characters those were distributed to?

Posted by Pixel_Kaiser

Really surprised by the results. Nightcrawler will always be #1 in my heart though.

Real talk: when I was a small baby child, I spent a lot of time in the hospital and stuff, had a ton of surgeries, and nearly died a lot. But one very vivid memory I have is spending an entire day doing nothing but thinking about getting out so I could go buy a Nightcrawler action figure. And of course that is exactly what I did.

I've never been one to give too much thought to escapism or anything, despite loving comics and video games and stuff, but that is one specific situation where I am pretty sure Nightcrawler, a fictional superhero, made a very real impact on my young self.

Posted by Outside_85

Surprising, thought Wolverine and Storm would have swept this one away.

Edited by Overlander

Cyclops was the right answer.

Posted by reaperOnyx

I don't like Cyclops. Sad day. I was hoping Gambit

Posted by k4tzm4n

@grey56 said:

Hm, did you tabulate the data from 'Other' votes to see which characters those were distributed to?

Cable and Bishop appeared at least twice. Off the top of my head, Mystique, Forge and Multiple Man also made appearances. Many who voted "other" didn't specify in the comments, unfortunately.

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Posted by Master_Thief

Bull Nightcrawler FTW!!!!

Posted by Squalleon

Surprising, thought Wolverine and Storm would have swept this one away.

Having a loud fanbase is different than having a big one.
Also on another site Storm might have a bigger fanbase and Wolverine is certaintly the most favorite X-men among non-comic book fans, the same fans that won't make a CV account to vote, there are too many variables to tell for sure.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

I voted for Cyk but I really didn't expect him to win

Posted by CrashBang

But Cyclops is so brain-numblingly boring! He has the personality of a brick, even as a 'mutant terrorist'. I'm actually annoyed by this. Voice of reason, whatever, don't care. He has nothing about him.

Edited by GraniteSoldier

Voted Psylocke, and I still stand by her.

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Posted by micah

Cyclops is awesome. However I was hoping for Colossus to win.

Posted by longbowhunter

Hey, alright! Since Whedon's run I've really come around to liking Scott. Apparently I'm not the only one.

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

Would never have guessed...

Edited by Outside_85

Having a loud fanbase is different than having a big one.

Also on another site Storm might have a bigger fanbase and Wolverine is certaintly the most favorite X-men among non-comic book fans, the same fans that won't make a CV account to vote, there are too many variables to tell for sure.

While true, I was thinking that, Wolverine would have been above Cyke considering he's had solo books for decades while Scott rarely appears anywhere without a couple of X-Men around him.

Posted by CheeseSticks

Viners have spoken

Cyclops was right

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Edited by batshrine

why are girls on the second half, when they are imo the more interesting characters in the mutant world, and the more powerful ones too...

Posted by Overkill

Wow

Such surprise

Very unexpected

Much happy

Wow

Posted by TommytheHitman

Why do non comic readers hate Cyclops? He's awesome!

Edited by StMichalofWilson

Blasphemy!!!

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Go Nightcrawler.

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Edited by saoakden

Wow, I'm surprised Cyclops won. I like the character don't get me wrong. Hell he was my favorite X-Men character when I was a kid. When I grew older, Wolverine seemed cooler & more interesting to me.

Edited by Grey56

@k4tzm4n: Hrn, interesting. Well, I certainly appreciate your taking the time to assemble the data - I have to admit I'm a little surprised myself that Logan didn't take the poll. For discerning readers, Scott being more popular seems almost counter-intuitive from what has more broad appeal to those falling into general readership demographics.

Thank you for the hard work, sir.

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Edited by iceslick

@k4tzm4n: I can't believe Cyclops and Nightcrawler over top Wolverine. I swear to God their new ongoings better last because of these votes or their comic vine fans aren't dedicated enough, lol.

Edited by deaditegonzo
Wolverine remembers why Cyclops is in charge.

This scan gets thrown around all the time... Because its so cool.

Edited by Lazz33

Cyclops was right!

Posted by Squalleon

@squalleon said:

Having a loud fanbase is different than having a big one.

Also on another site Storm might have a bigger fanbase and Wolverine is certaintly the most favorite X-men among non-comic book fans, the same fans that won't make a CV account to vote, there are too many variables to tell for sure.

While true, I was thinking that, Wolverine would have been above Cyke considering he's had solo books for decades while Scott rarely appears anywhere without a couple of X-Men around him.

Well, Wolverine has more casual readers, even though he lost his appeal to many in recent years (I suffer from Wolverine fatigue myself). Also Scott recently became popular. The last decade had many storylines were he played a center role so he grew up on the reader.

Edited by dccomics1

One of my favorite images of Rogue. Love when she gets all the powers at once!

Posted by Squalleon

Holy defeat, Batman! Wolverine got stomped :-P

Posted by Wolverine08
Edited by stu

yea! Cyclops is the man!

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Posted by Alak

Voted for Cyclops, but I'm one of those who was surprised that Wolverine didn't win. Seeing Nightcrawler get 2nd also warms my heart.

Posted by Wolverine08

Happy to see Cyke, James, and Kurt get love. Hope those three could team up soon.

Edited by maxicere

Yeah !!! Cyclops rules !!

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Posted by Wolverine08
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Happy to see Cyke, James, and Kurt get love. Hope those three could team up soon.

I hope the whole, Schism think comes to an end.
The franchise is getting further and further from saving each passing issue that comes out!

Posted by TheBlackHood

@granitesoldier said:

Voted Psylocke, and I still stand by her.

Psylocke was at one time my favorite X-man, but she has been written terribly the last few years. I think the last straw for me was he immediate jump from Angel to that toolbag Fantomax. Magneto is my single favorite character in comic books, hands down. But when it comes to "Favorite X-man" that goes to Cyclops. He IS the X-men. His loyalty is ONLY to the X-men, not the Avengers, Shield, etc.

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@wolverine08 said:

Happy to see Cyke, James, and Kurt get love. Hope those three could team up soon.

I hope the whole, Schism think comes to an end.

The franchise is getting further and further from saving each passing issue that comes out!

Yeah, I'm just personally not feeling this whole division and bickering line of storytelling Marvel is going with for the X-Men right now. Really hope they go back to the X-Men being a cohesive family again....

Posted by Jphu8414

It surprised a bit too, but I am happy to see Cyclops getting some love, and Nightcrawler too

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@squalleon said:

Holy defeat, Batman! Wolverine got stomped :-P

James'll be back.

Nah, at least Logan, did better than Betsy, 4% of the vote... :/

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Cyclops is the voice of reason?! lol wow. Maybe at one time but not for awhile now. Cyclops was right?!

The guy made bad choice after bad choice and then slipped into a pool of luck that the PF was there for what he thought it was. Whatever I'm over debating that. TIme to move on.

Cyclops was my favorite X-Men character until AvX ruined him. Don't know how they could fix that with me.

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