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September Character of the Month: Cyclops

Get ready for some optic blasts!

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The Dark Knight's time as our Character of the Month has come to an end and the voters have selected the next character that'll receive our praise: Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops. The latest poll included four other X-Men characters, but the former leader of the mutant team knocked them all away with his optic blasts. The Fuzzy Blue Elf, Kurt Wagner, earned a distant second place and Wolverine held onto the third place spot. Sadly, Storm and Jean Grey didn't receive a lot of love and the Mistress of the Elements trailed behind the powerful telepathic mutant.

Now that Cyclops is the Character of the Month, you'll be seeing him appear more than usual on our homepage throughout September. Not only will we test his abilities as a combatant in the Battle of the Week (feel free to make suggestions below!), but we're also going to highlight his Best Battles, Best Covers, and Must Read Stories. Needless to say, the dude's going to get a lot of love this month and it'll hopefully be a fun and educational experience for everyone. And hey, if you don't like Summers, no one's forcing you to click on those articles, right?

As stated above, Cyclops really obliterated the competition and he had a strong lead pretty much the whole time. Here's the poll results just in case you're wondering how the voting turned out.

  • Cyclops 34%
  • Nightcrawler 24%
  • Wolverine 23%
  • Jean Grey 10%
  • Storm 8%

How about we begin the Cyclops celebration right now! Share your favorite image of the X-Man in the comments below and explain why you think it's so excellent. Let the Scott Summers praise begin!

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Posted by God_Spawn

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Posted by Flopsop200

Awesome, he deserves it.

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Edited by KEROGA

Cyclops!!!Hellyea!!!

Posted by Squalleon

Great. This will be a good month.

Posted by Flopsop200
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Posted by bladewolf

As for battles, I think Cyclops vs. a magic-based character (like Dr. Fate) would be fun.

Posted by HushoftheWind

@bladewolf: Fate would REKT Scott, c'mon now. I would love for Scott to up against guys like Star Lord(i know he's been used not too long ago), Green Arrow/Hawkeye, Booster Gold, Red Hood, Blue Beetle, Cyborg, Gambit, Daredevil/Nightwing.

Posted by Vitalius

Yes Wolverine didnt win. I am happy for Cyclops and Storm got really so few votes that blow my mind away.

Posted by leokearon

Hopefully Nightcrawler will be Character of the month one day.

Still it should be interesting to see what stuff Scott gets.

Edited by CheeseSticks

YES Go Cyke

Posted by AndySynn

"I want this thing off my lawn..."

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Anyone notice Wolverine is teary-eyed in the picture? XD

Edited by Koays

We did it guys...

Edited by MyNameIsWill

Eh.

Edited by daredevil21134

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Cyclops? You mean the best X-Man that ever is, ever was, and ever will be?

Not surprised he won.

He is the first and great X-Man ever.

And one day, he will be restored to his former glory.

Posted by tim_mik
Posted by MadeinBangladesh

WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Go CYCLOPS!!
HAHAHAHAHAH Wolverine in 3rd place!

Posted by somacula

Guys apart from the usual you could also add polls about

-Cyclops best love interest: Emma vs Jean vs Maddie vs Phoenix Force

-An article about the coming of teen cyclops from the past, plus promote his solo by greg rucka and soon by John Layman

-best cyclops team battles, he excels as a leader in battles with organized teams , much better than fighting solo battles

-Best cyclops offspring: Cable Vs Rachel Vs X man,who is the best at honoring the summers legacy?

-Best potential love interest for teen cyclops: Jeen vs X 23 vs ??

Just some ideas

Posted by StarBrand1

Scott will always be my guy

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

Eh.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

The original X-Man! (Retcons notwithstanding)

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

*throws up an X*

Edited by Omnicrono

@koays said:

... said Steve Rogers as he cried into his pillow.

Posted by RustyRoy

Glad he won, he deserves it.

Edited by KikeJunior

Yeah!!! Cyclops won the poll!!! He's not only the first of the X-Men, but the true savior of the Muntantkind and the biggest leader of the X-Men specially in the darkest hours of the mutant history. Thanks to him Hope made it to became the Phoenix Force avatar in order to re-activate the X-gene and the mutant race. He took the most difficult decisions to kept the mutantkind alive cause Xavier's dream was not enough.

Edited by Krypton-115

Too bad, I really wanted Wolverine to win, oh well, this gives me a chance to at least try to like good ol Scott.

Posted by Owie

Yes! Go Cyke. This will make for some creative possibilities in battle match-ups--not just top street levelers against each other, but people with varied powers and tactical abilities.

@somacula said:

Guys apart from the usual you could also add polls about

-Cyclops best love interest: Emma vs Jean vs Maddie vs Phoenix Force

-An article about the coming of teen cyclops from the past, plus promote his solo by greg rucka and soon by John Layman

-best cyclops team battles, he excels as a leader in battles with organized teams , much better than fighting solo battles

-Best cyclops offspring: Cable Vs Rachel Vs X man,who is the best at honoring the summers legacy?

-Best potential love interest for teen cyclops: Jeen vs X 23 vs ??

Just some ideas

Nice ideas!

Posted by darkbeam

YES a whole month devoted to Cyclops i'm excited.

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Posted by Avenger85

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA The furry midget was in 3rd place. LOL Jean Grey got a mere 10 % HAHAHAHAHAHA Storm at a WHOPPING Last Place with 8 % LOL !

Cyclops FTW !!!

Posted by adamTRMM

LOL! Surprise! Totally couldn't see that coming.

Now, I wanted to post here some cynical stuff about Bendis-clops but after what I've found on the X-boards I guess I'll pass....

Posted by asthecrowflies4

/yawn

It's not like the entire franchise hasn't revolved around him for a decade, sure why not focus on him more?

Posted by vandinejd_1991

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! The worst X-Man ever won!! It should have been Wolverine! He is and always will be the best X-Man ever!!!!! And yes @k4tzm4n I did fight hard for him.

Posted by devil-wears-converse

Hopefully Nightcrawler will be Character of the month one day.

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Posted by Iridium

Weak.

Sauce.

Posted by TheBlackHood

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! The worst X-Man ever won!! It should have been Wolverine! He is and always will be the best X-Man ever!!!!! And yes @k4tzm4n I did fight hard for him.

Wolverine is a tool and barely even an X-man anymore. He was great in the 80's and 90's when he still had his edge. Now he is just a fan service character and Mary Sue to the extreme. They tried to make him everything to everyone and now he's just boring.

Posted by AndySynn

Oh, I had forgotten about this one. Cyke really does have some of the best lines.

Personally I am pretty adamant that they put Scott and Emma back together and KEEP them that way, dammit.

Also, that we ignore the horrendous future retcon of the 100th Anniversary issue... which basically amounted to "Let's use the phoenix force as a crutch to reboot the x-line..." and really added nothing to the world.

Also, more Cable. For all his pouches, tiny feet and ginormous guns, I can't help but love the big lug. Particularly in the current X-Force run (which I know isn't for everyone).

Posted by Blackice709

CYCLOPS SUCKS !

Posted by DrFate

@bladewolf: Cyclops vs Fate? That's a mismatch. Cyclops is cool & stuff...but vs almost any ( if not just any ) being with magical powers would be an absolute mismatch.

Posted by Xwraith
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Posted by k4tzm4n

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Posted by CykeOut1728

One of of top favorite characters! Glad to see him get some respect. The guy always seems to have a lot going on and he doesn't always have the most loyal of friends. Tough being Cyclops.

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Edited by pingclang

Sweet! The best X-man won out.

Edited by Overlander

Yes!