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Off My Mind: Which X-Men Character Will Die In Second Coming?
by Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero on
It's another event so of course someone has to die.
Marvel is saying that either Colossus, Magik (?), Iceman, Angel, Emma, Nightcrawler or Cable will die. Could we actually see the death of an X-Man? Death and the X-Men go hand in hand. Also I've mentioned that we tend to have death pop up whenever there's an event. Even though there's some characters in this picture that I don't want to see die, I can't say that I'm all that concerned. Someone dies, yawn, and then they come back.
For the fun of it, let's think about who could end up dead here. Someone will be making a sacrifice for all of mutantkind.
Starting on the left we have Colossus. Colossus has already done the death thing. He sacrificed himself in getting rid of the Legacy Virus. I would hope they wouldn't go down that road again. Plus with Kitty back, it would be too...ironic.
I assume the next person is Magik. She's died already too. If an "X-Man" is going to die, I doubt they'd go with her. She's a member of the New Mutants. I know, they're all considered X-Men but if there's going to be a major X-death, I would think it'd be more of a major member of the X-Men. Let's move on.
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Iceman? So far he'd be more likely but I don't think it'll be him. Before Manifest Destiny came out in 2008, Marvel said some big things were planned for the character. Unless I've missed them, nothing has really happened with Bobby. People like Iceman but he hasn't done much lately. For some reason writers haven't found a use for his character. That could make him a likely target but again, I don't feel it would happen. Iceman just doesn't feel like a character that would be used to make a big sacrifice. But then, maybe that's what Marvel is hoping we'd think.
Angel is in the middle. He has been getting more action as a member of X-Force. Since this death is happening in X-Force (by the looks of this ad), maybe Warren will truly become an angel. With the return of his Archangel powers, it doesn't seem likely. I think Warren still has a bit to his story that could be told. Plus, it doesn't look like he'd fit under that white sheet.
Could it be Emma Frost? She is dating Cyclops. The girlfriends of Cyclops haven't done so well. Scott feels he has to take on all the problems the X-Men and mutants face. Dealing with the death of Emma is something that could push him over the edge. Then again, he's faced the death of a loved one so many times, would this really be a big enough story plot for his character? It wouldn't be anything new. Another reason to think Emma is safe is she is featured in the art for the new Astonishing X-Men series announced in February. Marvel was quoted as saying it was "firmly set in Marvel continuity." The art could be to throw us off but I don't think that'd be the case.
Maybe it will be Nightcrawler's time to die? Because of his furry and cuddly nature, people would be shocked to see him die. He almost feels the safest character here which kind of leads me to believe that perhaps Marvel will try to go this route. My only doubts over Kurt dying is we have to see how things will play out when he finds out about X-Force. He was shocked to see what a certain character with claws did in Second Coming #1. He would obviously want to have words with Cyclops. Wanting to serve mutants and be on the X-Men while knowing what Scott has been allowing could make an interesting story. Then again, how much of Kurt being outraged would we actually want to see. He's already quit before to become a priest when he couldn't accept the life of an X-Man. I'm really on the fence with Kurt being the one to die.
Finally there's Cable. He seems the likely choice. His whole life has been about sacrifice. He's been fighting for mutants pretty much since he was a baby. He's already given up years protecting and raising Hope. If anyone is willing to give up their life for her or mutants, Cable would be the first in line. Going along with my thoughts on Nightcrawler, maybe Cable is too likely of a choice. Marvel would have to know that Cable would be our number one candidate in the mutant that will lose their life. Would Marvel actually be planning on surprising us and having Cable survive?
With all of that, my likely suspects are either Nightcrawler or Cable. It really depends on what Marvel has up their sleeve. One would be shocking and the other would be expected. Who do you think will be the next X-Men to die? How long do you think they will stay dead? Is there even anything to worry about?