#1 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

A few of the bigger wikis seem to omit this part, so maybe it's a history rewrite in progress. I thought Cyclops had to use glasses/visor to control his power because he got bashed in the head as a kid and had permanent damage. But whenever I see a new version of him in the reality hopping x-treme x-men, they all need visors. Have we ever seen a non injured Cyclops with full control without glasses? (aside from x-men evolution?)

#2 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

He's had full control without his glasses at various times in 616 but it's usually quickly dropped.

#3 Posted by New_World_Order (12586 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite said:

He's had full control without his glasses at various times in 616 but it's usually quickly dropped.

This.

#4 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

And non 616's that haven't been knocked in the head? http://marvel.wikia.com/Cyclops All those have specs? Is there some inter-dimensional conspiracy to kabonk summers in every incarnation, or is there another reason he needs the glasses?

#5 Posted by Darth Paul (273 posts) - - Show Bio

It's probably most likely that it's just such a defining trait of the character that w/o the red glasses or visor no one would recognize him. I mean that's why he's called "Cyclops" the visor makes it look like he's got a single eye that shoots red beams.

#6 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dayvid3: might be from the actual force the beams exert. since every action has a reaction, maybe using the beams for the first time knocked Cyke on the head in every universe, making him have trouble controlling it without spec glasses

#7 Posted by JonSmith (3990 posts) - - Show Bio

It could be argued that up to a point, in order for Scott to become any version of Cyclops, certain events have to play out to shape his personality in such a way for him to become a successful, driven, Cyclops. So while the specifics may change, in every dimension where Scott becomes a Cyclops we'd be interested in seeing, he experiences trauma that damages his brain.

... Which has unfortunate implications, if true...

#8 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dayvid3 said:

And non 616's that haven't been knocked in the head? http://marvel.wikia.com/Cyclops All those have specs? Is there some inter-dimensional conspiracy to kabonk summers in every incarnation, or is there another reason he needs the glasses?

OH! I LIKE that idea! It IS odd that they All seem to need visors... On the other hand... If they're not using visors, why would they be called cyclops?

#9 Posted by judasnixon (6224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Timandm@Dayvid3:  This is the time streaming, parallel universe jumping, super villain that is making all of the Scott Summers buy very expensive eyewear all over the multiverses! 
#10 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

A plot by lenscrafters to make up for the loss of business due to Lasik?

Wiki says

The early accounts in the X-Men comics use flashbacks to tell the origin story of Scott parachuting from his parents' plane. The flashbacks are often told from various narrative perspectives and place different emphasis on the events of this period. Scott's poor control over his power have been attributed to events in his childhood. In Uncanny X-Men #156, Scott's parachute caught fire and Scott struck his head upon landing. This caused brain damage to Scott which is responsible for his poor control over his optic blasts. Several origin stories do not feature the head injury account with X-Men Origins: Cyclops #1 being the most recent. The head injury account has also been retconned in Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 as being due to a self-imposed mental block he made as a child to deal with the traumatic events of his life. With the help of Emma Frost, Scott is able to briefly bypass his own mental block and control his powers, though he reveals that his control is waning and temporary

Either way it should be different across origins

#11 Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dayvid3 said:

A plot by lenscrafters to make up for the loss of business due to Lasik?

Wiki says

The early accounts in the X-Men comics use flashbacks to tell the origin story of Scott parachuting from his parents' plane. The flashbacks are often told from various narrative perspectives and place different emphasis on the events of this period. Scott's poor control over his power have been attributed to events in his childhood. In Uncanny X-Men #156, Scott's parachute caught fire and Scott struck his head upon landing. This caused brain damage to Scott which is responsible for his poor control over his optic blasts. Several origin stories do not feature the head injury account with X-Men Origins: Cyclops #1 being the most recent. The head injury account has also been retconned in Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2 as being due to a self-imposed mental block he made as a child to deal with the traumatic events of his life. With the help of Emma Frost, Scott is able to briefly bypass his own mental block and control his powers, though he reveals that his control is waning and temporary

Either way it should be different across origins

thats true and when he had the power of phoenix he also had temporary control

#12 Posted by Timandm (3374 posts) - - Show Bio

@judasnixon said:

@Timandm: @Dayvid3: This is the time streaming, parallel universe jumping, super villain that is making all of the Scott Summers buy very expensive eyewear all over the multiverses!

You would tarnish the name of (da da da DAAAHHH) EL KA BONG?!?!? LOL!!! How could you besmirch a being capable of playing the six string and swinging on a rope WITHOUT OPPOSABLE THUMBS!

On the other hand... He DOES wear a hat and cape but NO pants... Perhaps... Perhaps there IS something sinister and disturbing about this guitar toting equine... Hmmm.. You've given much to think about...

@Dayvid3: A plot by lenscrafters to make up for the loss of business due to Lasik?

YES! A conspiracy of evil inter-dimensional capitalistic wankers! and they've psychically twisted the hero "El Kabong" and are using him for their sinister purposes!

#13 Posted by gravitypress (2069 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyclops without the glasses would have to change his name.

#14 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5187 posts) - - Show Bio
@judasnixon
@Timandm@Dayvid3:  This is the time streaming, parallel universe jumping, super villain that is making all of the Scott Summers buy very expensive eyewear all over the multiverses! 
LOL!
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#15 Posted by Dayvid3 (807 posts) - - Show Bio

@Timandm said:

@judasnixon said:

@Timandm: @Dayvid3: This is the time streaming, parallel universe jumping, super villain that is making all of the Scott Summers buy very expensive eyewear all over the multiverses!

You would tarnish the name of (da da da DAAAHHH) EL KA BONG?!?!? LOL!!! How could you besmirch a being capable of playing the six string and swinging on a rope WITHOUT OPPOSABLE THUMBS!

On the other hand... He DOES wear a hat and cape but NO pants... Perhaps... Perhaps there IS something sinister and disturbing about this guitar toting equine... Hmmm.. You've given much to think about...

@Dayvid3: A plot by lenscrafters to make up for the loss of business due to Lasik?

YES! A conspiracy of evil inter-dimensional capitalistic wankers! and they've psychically twisted the hero "El Kabong" and are using him for their sinister purposes!

Great char, don't let marvel or dc ruin his backstory!