Misconception of Jean and Wolverine

#1 Posted by avengpymhawk (371 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been re-reading some of my old X-Men issues and between the first suppose death of Jean and her first resurrection. Ok, the Phoenix Force put Jean in a cocoon. So Jean was never the one attractive to Wolverine, but the actual Phoenix was and vise versa. So since the nineties to now, writers have misinterpreted their relationship or have I?
#2 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

Jean's got the memories from the Phoenix and the Phoenix essentially was Jean so she remembers everything the Phoenix did as if it was her.
#3 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1008 posts) - - Show Bio

  Yeah, Jean received the memories of the Phoenix so she remembers what happens. I don't think the writers misinterpreted the relationship as much as they gave (most of) the fans what they wanted. Wolverine was the most popular X-Man and Jean was the most popular X-Woman so it makes sense for people to want to see them paired together.
 
However, I've never gotten the whole Wolverine and Jean thing. It felt forced at first with Wolverine taking a picture of her out of his pocket and saying he loved her even though the only time they were depicted in a conversation was the issue before the the space ship was crashing and Wolverine called her crazy or something. Wolverine then went on like a stalker about how Jean is the love of his life though, and though they shared a some moments before she/Phoenix died. Wolverine then fell in love with a Japanese woman and went on to say that what he felt for Jean wasn't really love. Then I believe Wolverine's feelings resurfaced in X-Factor #61, X-Tinction Agenda part 6, where he confessed his feelings. Then after that they had a few moments here and there until Jean and Cyclops got married, but these moments weren't much more than a line or two, or a stare. AoA made the pairing a bit more legit, but besides that there was never a hint of serious feelings until Grant Morrison's run when he really kicked it up. It seems like there relationship was like a lot of relationships (and some writing) back in the 80s in which is was mostly tell and not show.

#4 Posted by buffalostyle (32 posts) - - Show Bio

I've had a problem with their "relationship" since the beginning due to how forced it was...It's was like, "gotta find someone for Wolverine to stalk"..."he's popular, she's popular...it's a win/win"...ugh

#5 Posted by Mercy_ (91871 posts) - - Show Bio
@avengpymhawk said:
" I've been re-reading some of my old X-Men issues and between the first suppose death of Jean and her first resurrection. Ok, the Phoenix Force put Jean in a cocoon. So Jean was never the one attractive to Wolverine, but the actual Phoenix was and vise versa. So since the nineties to now, writers have misinterpreted their relationship or have I? "
It wasn't just during the nineties, though. 
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#6 Posted by riri4life (7180 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually liked their whole "forbidden romance". :\  
 
I still wouldn't want them together as a serious couple, but just a fling here or there. I don't think it was just the Phoenix's influence either. Its a classic "good girl falls for the bad boy" scenario. ...Any story is good when Cyc becomes the 3rd wheel in my book. ;)  

#7 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio
@riri4life said:
" I actually liked their whole "forbidden romance". :\   I still wouldn't want them together as a serious couple, but just a fling here or there. I don't think it was just the Phoenix's influence either. Its a classic "good girl falls for the bad boy" scenario. ...Any story is good when Cyc becomes the 3rd wheel in my book. ;)   "
Definitely! 
#8 Posted by JonesDeini (3501 posts) - - Show Bio
@buffalostyle:  
Indeed
#9 Posted by PowerHerc (85335 posts) - - Show Bio
@buffalostyle said:
"I've had a problem with their "relationship" since the beginning due to how forced it was...It's was like, "gotta find someone for Wolverine to stalk"..."he's popular, she's popular...it's a win/win"...ugh "

Good point.
#10 Posted by bellaardila92 (90 posts) - - Show Bio

I think their relationship are affair.After Jean died Wolverine becomes an emo.

#11 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

The ultimate X men did it right jean sleeps with logan finds out he is an ass and has nothing to do with him from that point on.

God I miss Ultimate X men.

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