#1 Posted by CTG (228 posts) - - Show Bio

Angel.

But that's not all - in an interview w/ Newsarama, Nick Lowe dropped some news that Dazzler will be joining the UXM cast after X-Termination. She'll also be connected to SHIELD in some way. The exact quote, which is worded a bit weird. What I'm taking from it, is that she may be a spy for SHIELD - how that'll work is anybody's guess w/ all the telepaths running around.

Nrama: One more thing — the last issue of X-Treme X-Mencame out this week, and Bendis stated on the Loikamaniapodcast released Tuesday that Dazzler will be joining the cast of Uncanny X-Men, and involved with S.H.I.E.L.D. Anything you can add to that?

Lowe: Dazzler will be a part of Uncanny X-Men coming up. She won't be a part of the team, she will definitely, like Brian said, be tied, in some way, shape or form, to S.H.I.E.L.D. And I cannot wait for people to see how that is.

One of the things that Brian is really great at is working with other writers and with other comics that are going on. He respected what was going on in X-Treme X-Men, and so it definitely picks up on some elements that were building. So people that haven't been reading X-Treme X-Men, I definitely recommend picking it up, because Greg Pak has done some awesome things with the character, and it's a cool place to go look and see an iconic X-character get some good love.

#2 Edited by GonnaRain (752 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep, not exactly the O5 I was expecting, but certainly after recent events, I guess the choice makes sense. Still I don't know why I thought they wouldn't be showing it until the release of the next ANXM, but glad they did, I couldn't wait any longer to know.

Ps. Lol at the iPhone to control the Danger Room...

#3 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4248 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep, not exactly the O5 I was expecting, but certainly after recent events, I guess the choice makes sense. Still I don't know why I thought they wouldn't be showing it until the release of the next ANXM, but glad they did, I couldn't wait any longer to know.

Ps. Lol at the iPhone to control the Danger Room...

In my mind, it was down to him or Jean, so it wasn't really all that shocking anyway.

But, I wasn't sure how to take that phone thing. So Cyclops controls his new danger room with his phone, sure. But on like the very next page he claims that there aren't any phones; so is that inconsistent or actually sketchy?

#4 Posted by IllyanaRasputin (1088 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad it was Angel, was not going to be happy if it was Jean or Iceman, haha. I'm glad to see that Dazzler will be featured in UXM, however if she's not on the team I don't really see how she'll be connected with them. Maybe a liaison to the UXM and she'll be the connection they have with SHIELD and she'll either green light them for doing the right things or give them the red light if she see's them going dark?

Who knows.

#5 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4248 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad it was Angel, was not going to be happy if it was Jean or Iceman, haha. I'm glad to see that Dazzler will be featured in UXM, however if she's not on the team I don't really see how she'll be connected with them. Maybe a liaison to the UXM and she'll be the connection they have with SHIELD and she'll either green light them for doing the right things or give them the red light if she see's them going dark?

Who knows.

that doesn't sound unlikely. Bendis does love his SHIELD double agent stuff.

#6 Posted by judasnixon (6174 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! Yes! Yes!..... I love Dazzler! Just don't give her a black costume...... Emma, Magik, Three Cuckoos, and now Dazzler........ That is a lot of blondes.......

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#7 Posted by judasnixon (6174 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be honest.... I really thought it was going to be Jean....... Oops!

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#8 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4248 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be honest.... I really thought it was going to be Jean....... Oops!

don't feel bad, you were supposed to think that. No one could really rule it out, at least.

#9 Posted by judasnixon (6174 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: And now what? I'm guessing young Warren is going to be hooking up with a Cuckoo soon......

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#10 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4248 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: And now what? I'm guessing young Warren is going to be hooking up with a Cuckoo soon......

hadn't considered it, but I wouldn't rule it out either.

#11 Edited by GonnaRain (752 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler said:

@gonnarain said:

Yep, not exactly the O5 I was expecting, but certainly after recent events, I guess the choice makes sense. Still I don't know why I thought they wouldn't be showing it until the release of the next ANXM, but glad they did, I couldn't wait any longer to know.

Ps. Lol at the iPhone to control the Danger Room...

In my mind, it was down to him or Jean, so it wasn't really all that shocking anyway.

But, I wasn't sure how to take that phone thing. So Cyclops controls his new danger room with his phone, sure. But on like the very next page he claims that there aren't any phones; so is that inconsistent or actually sketchy?

My bet was on either Jean or Scott. At first I didn't think much of Bobby or Warren since they seemed to just be background material, but like I said, after some of the most recent issues of ANXM, Warren seemed more and more like a possible option.

And it wasn't just that it was a little bit contradictory, the iPhone panel was also pretty much unnecessary, and the screen didn't really blend with the art, the perspective was a mess too. That panel was awful and even if I do like iPhones I didn't like the idea of using one as a Danger Room remote, heck, they even used iPads to locate Benjamin... It's not really about the brand, because I really like Mac and stuff, but I don't like that those panels seem more like publicity spaces.

#12 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7261 posts) - - Show Bio

Nick Lowe is so bloody annoying. Poor Dazzler. An agent of SHIELD instead of Storm's team.

#13 Posted by poisonfleur (2954 posts) - - Show Bio

Angel is the only character to not have development. I saw this one coming a mile away.

#14 Posted by God_Spawn (37301 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm OP dodging. I can't figure it out, dammit. I must know who defected!?

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#15 Posted by Avenger85 (1602 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm, not that 'Shocking", but ok nonetheless.

Meh. I was hoping for Hank or Jean...

#16 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4248 posts) - - Show Bio

And it wasn't just that it was a little bit contradictory, the iPhone panel was also pretty much unnecessary, and the screen didn't really blend with the art, the perspective was a mess too. That panel was awful and even if I do like iPhones I didn't like the idea of using one as a Danger Room remote, heck, they even used iPads to locate Benjamin... It's not really about the brand, because I really like Mac and stuff, but I don't like that those panels seem more like publicity spaces.

I think the main thing with having them not have phones is that their signals would be traceable, so maybe Cyclops had Magneto jerry-rig him one to not do that; a danger room override does seem like the sort of thing he'd want to have on him all the time.

Angel is the only character to not have development. I saw this one coming a mile away.

Angel was one of the least interesting characters for years, to me, so this could turn out to be a cool way to make him a little more distinct. I'm curious about him now, anyway.

#17 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised nobody has mentioned Sage... Currently in X-Termination, 616 X-Men: Iceman, Wolverine, Karma, Gambit, Northstar, Dazzler, and Sage are battling these energy consuming monsters... who knows who will come out. Obviously Dazzler, Gambit, Wolverine, and Iceman will come out unscathed because they are tied to any other series! Northstar, Karma, and Sage are in the air... I hope Sage makes it out of this crappy crossover and joins a team!

#18 Edited by DishonestSnakeCharmer (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure what their going to do with young Iceman now. There's not much that can be done with him at this point. Hank would've made a more interesting defector but I'm happy they did something with young Angel, who was easily the most boring of the 05 until now, considering that the other Angel had his mind wiped, and was basically a teenager again.

#19 Edited by McKlayn (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992: yes I love Sage, i would love to see her in a title. I think her attitude would fit Uncanny with Scott fairly well, she was almost rejected by professor X and made into a spy, she knows that Prof X had a Dark side and that he taught them to be warriors first, i think she could relate to Scott's train of thought more then most.

@dishonestsnakecharmer: I agree i would of loved to seen Beast defect, HOWEVER i also am glad Angel went. Not because i think he was the most boring per say but because i want real Angel in the 616, that whole body reset stupid thinks hes a real angel guy annoys me. I loved warren in 616 so giving him a chance to grow and become a main stay in a title will be cool.

Fun fact, he was also the MOST supportive of Scott out of the Original 5 during the whole utopia days. his train of thought was almost identical to Scott's he was basically running X Force for him during it's first stint, and shown to be incredibly loyal to him and understood it was time to push back and stop being pushed around. I think if it wouldnt of been for the whole life seed shit he would of sided with Scott this entire time, so seeing young warren there is a nice nod to that.

#20 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel like Wolverine's reaction at the end of ANXM 10 was only to lead us all to believe it was Jean who was leaving. I can't think Logan would have cared that much if it was Angel. Jean because of what they used to have and because of what she had with Scott, and O5 Scott because Logan wants to gut him just as much as he does present day Scott, I could see that, but not with Angel.

#22 Posted by kid Apollo (708 posts) - - Show Bio

i cant say i was surprised but i was thinking that it might have been young Beast, given the period at which they were taken from time i think his ideals might be the most on par with Cyclops new squad

@spinningbirdcake: i totally agree on the reaction thing leaning towards Jean leaving, but i think you can justify his reaction a little by the fact that hes already lost one Warren, now hes lost another. and they've been pretty good friends for a long period of time, back when the Xavier Protocols actually meant something Warren was one of the people that could unlock Wolverine's.

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#23 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7261 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992: lol. Don't think Bendis has any plans for her.

#24 Edited by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

All signs were pointing to Warren. Jean would have been an interesting choice if Bendis decided to use her as a double agent for Wolvie's team.

#25 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4248 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcklayn said:

@dishonestsnakecharmer: I agree i would of loved to seen Beast defect, HOWEVER i also am glad Angel went. Not because i think he was the most boring per say but because i want real Angel in the 616, that whole body reset stupid thinks hes a real angel guy annoys me. I loved warren in 616 so giving him a chance to grow and become a main stay in a title will be cool.

Fun fact, he was also the MOST supportive of Scott out of the Original 5 during the whole utopia days. his train of thought was almost identical to Scott's he was basically running X Force for him during it's first stint, and shown to be incredibly loyal to him and understood it was time to push back and stop being pushed around. I think if it wouldnt of been for the whole life seed shit he would of sided with Scott this entire time, so seeing young warren there is a nice nod to that.

I actually hadn't been thinking of that, but now that you mention it, it does make a lot of sense.

#26 Posted by papad1992 (6822 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcklayn: @ageofhurricane: Whatever title she belongs to will be better than what she had previously in the past years... which is nothing! But then again I don't want her characterization to be messed with like some characters have!

#27 Posted by One_Eye (783 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Besides, I think the whole thing with O5 Jean mucking about in his mind didn't help matters either. That whole school seems to be on some hypocritical drivel.

#28 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4248 posts) - - Show Bio

@one_eye: yeah, that seems to have been a major factor.