Why aint she being used?

#1 Posted by daken_2513 (416 posts) - - Show Bio


Shes got complere stealth 
   1   invisibilty 
   2   intangibility 
   3   undectable to telepaths 
Her character can be used more for sure

#2 Posted by jordama (4225 posts) - - Show Bio

I know right! She is pretty awesome, and she actually has an active power, when she is phaseing into someone, she can releae a "bioelecric charge" she really should be used more.
#3 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Mainly because writers don't understand the character, as she wasn't given enough chance to appear in Young X-Men before it was cancelled.  There are SO many mutants on Utopia who just don't get a chance to shine because they're relegated to the silent cameo or walk-on-bit-part.  I miss the old days when you had core teams and you knew you would get the chance to see your favourite characters.

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#4 Posted by kai95 (59 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I agree, and she's way more powerful than Shadowcat. And according to her background Jean Grey was connected to her, so maybe if/when she come back they will prbably use her character more.

#5 Posted by grimm (525 posts) - - Show Bio

They sort of forgot about her. I mean in Young X-Men they talked about how she stayed hidden because someone was going to find her. Someone she was terrified of. I would've liked to see who this was.

#6 Posted by Jubilantlad (318 posts) - - Show Bio
@daken_2513:  If Marvel were smart, they would make another New X-Men book and she could be in it. I dream.
#7 Posted by riri4life (7189 posts) - - Show Bio
@kai95 said:
"Well I agree, and she's way more powerful than Shadowcat. And according to her background Jean Grey was connected to her, so maybe if/when she come back they will prbably use her character more. "

That would be awaome!
#8 Posted by bleedingheart (427 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jubilantlad said:
" @daken_2513:  If Marvel were smart, they would make another New X-Men book and she could be in it. I dream. "
I would love this
#9 Posted by Jubilantlad (318 posts) - - Show Bio
@bleedingheart: Tell me about it.
#10 Edited by bleedingheart (427 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully all the excitement of the next EPIC STORY ARC will die down, and Marvel can once again focus on characters. 
 
Another thing I would love is a Young X-men/Gen X type cartoon on my tele. WITHOUT Wolverine...

#11 Posted by RavenDark (792 posts) - - Show Bio

Perhaps many writers keep forgetting her (she is invisible and undetectable...; ) ) because they probably are FORGETTING that Cipher and Cypher are two different mutants! 
 
On the side note, they really should have a new "new" or "young" X-men comic again because there are tons of great and legendary mutants not being used, and there is no true character development in X-men......just arcs that show a panel or two of your favorite X-man....

#12 Posted by bacchusV2 (78 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
" Mainly because writers don't understand the character, as she wasn't given enough chance to appear in Young X-Men before it was cancelled.  There are SO many mutants on Utopia who just don't get a chance to shine because they're relegated to the silent cameo or walk-on-bit-part.  I miss the old days when you had core teams and you knew you would get the chance to see your favourite characters. "
totally agree on this statement. i miss a core team too. and those many mutants on utopia certainly need to have their stories heard. limbo's overflowing already.
#13 Posted by mrmisanthrope (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably because she's boring.
 
There's nothing unique or interesting about her design, personality, costume, or story, she's just an average black teenager with dreadlocks. They need something that makes them stand out, or their fate is getting depowered and blown up in a bus, or worse -Forced onto the worst volume of New Warriors ever written. 
 
That, and she's too powerful. Mutants tend to only have one power. Some powers are more versatile than others, and grant numerous associated abilities, but she just feels like a random combination of every useful ability.
 
She can fly, she can phase through objects, she can zap people with bio-electricity, she can become invisible, and she's undetectable by psychics.
 
It's too much for such a boring character. She doesn't have weird skin, or glowing eyes, or a cool haircut in an unnatural color.
 
Not to mention she premiered in one of the most disappointing X-Books in recent years (which is saying something.)
 
With a few exceptions, most of the New X-Men created had interesting designs, stories, powers, and gimmicks. Surge is a Japanese chick with blue hair and robotic gauntlets with electrical powers that can grant her super speed. Loa can phase, but with a deadly consequence of disintegrating the matter if she's not careful, and she has reddish brown hair and body markings. Mercury is an Ish redhead with a liquid metal body. Hellion's a telekinetic with no hands.
 
On and on the list goes, the more interesting characters tend to stick out in some way. You know how in a lot of Marvel books in the upper corner of the cover where the issue number is there's a little picture with a bunch of the character's heads? If the character doesn't stick out and look interesting there among the others, then they just aren't memorable.
 
Picture Cipher's head up there in that group, would you readily be able to say with certainty it wasn't Cecillia Reyes, Frenzy, Threnody, Gorilla Girl, Stevie Hunter, Charlotte Jones, Nightshade, Punchout, Hub, Heather Hudson, or Aliyah Bishop?

#14 Posted by Warpath Storm (492 posts) - - Show Bio


She should join X-Force,

 

Yes I know she isn't a killer....or is she? They could give her a dark past and then that way X-Force could have someone who is pure stealth and have another girl on the team, and have a black team member.

#15 Posted by The_Diamond_Prince (66 posts) - - Show Bio

This is first I'm hearing of her character. I even had to clarify if you guys meant New Mutant's Cypher. She is one of the few mutants not depowered...that's kind of a big deal. Do writers even know that she exists...? haha

#16 Posted by Warpath Storm (492 posts) - - Show Bio

Read Young X-men most think it was bad, I think it was kinda good.
#17 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18826 posts) - - Show Bio

I would really love to see more of her.

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