Leg issues (Second Coming Spoiler)

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

Well, if you haven't heard by now, Karma lost a leg.  
 
My thought is, should she get some Forge like prostetic, or do you think it can be reattached? The other idea was that she be in a wheel chair, like her mentor. The X-Men have all those unused wheel chair ramps I guess :)
#2 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

Go with a new leg. Off base but i never understood exactly why Xavier used the chair.
It was shown in Fatal Attractions that he had a Shiar tech suit that allowed him full mobility.

#3 Posted by Caligula (12417 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
" Go with a new leg. Off base but i never understood exactly why Xavier used the chair. It was shown in Fatal Attractions that he had a Shiar tech suit that allowed him full mobility. "
wasn't he a telekinetic too so shouldn't he have had full mobility regardless of useful legs or not? or was it only telepathy?
#4 Posted by jlat89 (317 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE: 
It really depends on who's writing him, sometimes he walks, sometimes he doesn't.
#5 Edited by LT1085 (3658 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:

" Go with a new leg. Off base but i never understood exactly why Xavier used the chair. It was shown in Fatal Attractions that he had a Shiar tech suit that allowed him full mobility. "

Laziness. 
#6 Posted by Erik (31631 posts) - - Show Bio

What has happened to Elixir? Why not simply attach the leg and heal? 
 
@CATMANEXE:  
Maybe because it taxed his powers so much. 

#7 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@jlat89: um, no it doesnt. he had that suit for one issue, and since Legacy he retained the use of his legs.
#8 Edited by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@LT1085: @erik: 
i think he did it just to keep that handicapped parking spot...for the good of mutantkind of course.
 

@Caligula:

ah. misread what you said. i thought you asked if the suit granted him tk. he doesnt have it naturally.
#9 Posted by Erik (31631 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
" @LT1085: @erik: 
i think he did it just to keep that handicapped parking spot. "
Excellent point!  
#10 Edited by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe X-23 could cut off one of her legs, and they could attach it to her, then X-23 grows a new one.
unrealistic but it would be a riot to see it. then the leg would act like in the horror movie The Hand
whereas it would have a mind of its own, and a toeclaw of course. really with X-Club and then some
present stuff like this shouldn't actual even be an issue.

#11 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

Stupid. kill her off. Karma receives more abuse than she does development. End it.
 
Kay thanks.

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#12 Edited by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

Xavier isn't a telekinetic.  He is telepathic only.  However, given the way that other telepatic-only mutants (Psylocke & Emma Frost) have been treated, then I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't suddenly develop a secondary mutation to make up for the writer's lack of imagination :p 
 
@pixelized
said:

" Stupid. kill her off. Karma receives more abuse than she does development. End it.  Kay thanks. "

She's been receiving more attention lately in an attempt to flesh out her character more.  To be honest, I'm much happier with what she's been doing in New Mutants, then her sadistic & overly-sexual appearances in Uncanny over the last few years.
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#13 Edited by danhimself (22286 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

is there an official amputee list on cv?
if not there should be because they rule!

#15 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Edited by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: 
some are deceased or in limbo (same difference in comics, snarf!), but U.S.Agent, 
Roy Harper, Steel Spider, Bishop, Forge (twice over), Constrictor, Flash Thompson,
Deathlok (all of them), Bucky Barnes, Crimson Commando, Donald Pierce, Martha 
Johansson (whole body of course, feel for her), most Cyberforce members, Beta
Ray Bill, many of the Reavers, Frank Castle, Ch'od, Aquaman, Klaw, Kurt Conners,
Ash, The Russian and Ma Gnucci off the top of my head and not including alternate
universe, and i'm sure theres alot more. lol. i guess that would be common in the risking 
your life game though. most cyborgs would just be automatic.
 
edit: forgot Luke Skywalker, wheres my head today?
#17 Edited by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:

@pixelized said:

" Stupid. kill her off. Karma receives more abuse than she does development. End it.  Kay thanks. "

She's been receiving more attention lately in an attempt to flesh out her character more.  To be honest, I'm much happier with what she's been doing in New Mutants, then her sadistic & overly-sexual appearances in Uncanny over the last few years. "
For the 30+ years Xi'an has been around, she's stil so criminally underdeveloped that it just seems wrong for her life to be nothing more than a series of misgivings.
 
Leong and Nga will be dead next.
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#18 Posted by danhimself (22286 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty:  that wouldn't surprise me if it was...remember that episode of the 90's X-men when Warlock turned into a leg for Forge?
#19 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
" @xerox-kitty:  that wouldn't surprise me if it was...remember that episode of the 90's X-men when Warlock turned into a leg for Forge? "
lol!  That was so bad, but enjoyable! 
 
@pixelized said:
"For the 30+ years Xi'an has been around, she's stil so criminally underdeveloped that it just seems wrong for her life to be nothing more than a series of misgivings.
 
Leong and Nga will be dead next. "
Yep.  That's why I'm happy for Zeb Wells to try & flesh her out (no pun intended) a bit more.  Instead of the sick stereotyping (the lesbian queen of the female harem). 
 
They may as well be for all the appearances & growing they've made over the last 30 years ;p
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#20 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

Shame Forge isn't around anymore.  The X-Men would be sportin' all manner of cybernetic limbs if he were.

#21 Posted by jordama (4225 posts) - - Show Bio
@MrMiracle77:
Yeah, he went bonkers and I'm pretty sure he's dead, but its unconfirmed
#22 Posted by Mr. Mercury (19242 posts) - - Show Bio

Karma has went through a lot yet they haven't developed her character or powers to match that at all.

#23 Posted by nicknicholby (523 posts) - - Show Bio

Karma is one of my favorrite characters.  I grew kup reading the New Mutants and was always pissed that she wouuldd return for a hot minute and then disappear to take care of those needy little siblings of hers. 
I hope that this allows her character to be fleshed out. 
She interested me because of her resilance.  She survived Vietnam and her sadistic brother and uncle.  She was strong enough power-wise to control spiderman and all of the Fantastic Four.  She survived the Shadow King and being turned into a huge fat slob.

#24 Posted by nicknicholby (523 posts) - - Show Bio

sorry my keyboard makes mee tyype eextra letters all the time
#25 Posted by jordama (4225 posts) - - Show Bio
@nicknicholby:
thats all good points, she really should be a used a lot more. I forget all the things she went through, just because they dont respect her.
#26 Edited by LT1085 (3658 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE: Xavier may have used the chair for so long as kind of a tactic with the "students". When he is on his mission to restore his mind and they go through all the ways he has 'secretly' manipulated so many people like a hypocrite over the years. It could have been the whole wolf in sheeps clothing thing. . Flaunt a weakness to mask a strength. Hide in plain sight.
#27 Posted by davidkenneth (443 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are so many characters losing body parts, this is really starting to anger me
#28 Posted by Illyana Rasputin (2771 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
"is there an official amputee list on cv? if not there should be because they rule! "
#29 Posted by Degalon (737 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrMiracle77:

Yeah, now that he's actually NEEDED for once, he's long gone, lol.

#30 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrMiracle77 said:

Shame Forge isn't around anymore. The X-Men would be sportin' all manner of cybernetic limbs if he were.

Well, Jeffries and Forge are pretty equivalent.

#31 Posted by PhoenixoftheTides (3450 posts) - - Show Bio

@davidkenneth said:

Why are so many characters losing body parts, this is really starting to anger me

Me, too. I think some writers think losing body parts = angst, and if the X-Men do anything, it's indulge in angst.

That said, I also don't get why Elixir couldn't re-attach or grow her a new leg. At the very least she should have a cloned leg made to replace the old one or a more human looking cybernetic leg. It's funny how they have tech that allows them to go into space, create holograms and build energy weapons of every conceivable size but their medical technology doesn't seem any more advanced than advil.

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