I love Emma and think she's brilliant and dynamic. But I just really like don't like her portrayal in AvX. I didn't mind the first couple of issues, but then the Phoenix 5 stuff started to happen.
It's hard to judge how much the Phoenix Force is influencing them all, but it's seems to have emphasised the Phoenix 5's most dominant characteristics. Emma's known for her cunning and conniving side. But she uses them for good. She knows how people work and how to use that to her advantage. But with the Phoenix, Emma is not the feisty woman I love, and AvX is just leaving me sour with how she is being portrayed.
Here is a couple of things that are bothering me:
- The kiss with Namor is what pushed me over the edge. The Phoenix emphasised their lust probably, but when Marvel messes with Emma and Scott for a stupid plot device, I'm not a happy lass. They're an incredibly loyal couple and great partners, but this love triangle is just not an entertaining complication. Give them drama, but not in a way that is harmful to their character's development.
- Her being a Phoenix Host. The Phoenix is Jean's thing. I don't like the association Marvel has built up with Emma and the Phoenix. Endsong was fine, but it seems like they're giving her too much of Jean's "things", and Fraction's run really is what set up that mentality for me with her being Scott's wife basically. Every time he called her "babe" I cringed. But yeah, I like Jean, but I'm tired the same motifs being inserted into these two characters.
I have a few other issues, but I was wondering what everyone else thought of her portrayal.