Why Marrow left the x-men?

#1 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

She was a part of the team during Zero Tolerance and The Twelve but i didnt realize when she left it.

#2 Posted by fodigg (6130 posts) - - Show Bio
Marrow got de-powered on M-Day. The wiki entries usually have information like that.
#3 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio
@fodigg: nep, just try to find this on her page besides i refered to the editors intention not plot
#4 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7257 posts) - - Show Bio

Thats not why she left, apparently during the sixth month gap period her powers went out of control (again?) so she left, which i find really really sad.

#5 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sol-rac said:
@fodigg: nep, just try to find this on her page besides i refered to the editors intention not plot
Because she's a terrible character, and her creator is bad, and should feel bad.
#6 Posted by HexThis (880 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheCrowbar said:
@Sol-rac said:
@fodigg: nep, just try to find this on her page besides i refered to the editors intention not plot
Because she's a terrible character, and her creator is bad, and should feel bad.
Marrow was an excellent character.
#7 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

Marrow was a character who was messed about by ever changing creative teams.  Everyone seems to forget that she was introduced as a normal HUMAN child who'd been taken in by the Morlocks as she'd no home or family.  Then she was warped into a bald mutant who Storm killed.  Then she survived having her heart ripped out... because she conveniently had TWO (bone growth = 2 hearts??).  Then she looked more like a normal person, but with armoured bone growths (her best period, when drawn by Joe Madureira & Carlos Pacheco) but was soon warped into some little girl who desperately wanted to be pretty (why do all female characters end up wanting to be princesses???).  When she lost her powers, but was scarred with the physical remnants of them, she turned to Weapon X... Which seemed more reasonable for the way she'd been portrayed previously), and again she took a step backwards as Callisto's adopted daughter in the X-Cell.

 

Marrow has been warped & ruined too many times.  I used to like her, but I stopped caring back when Alan Davis drew her as a wannabe princess with a bone crown.

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

I thought I read somewhere that left due to unrequited feelings toward Angel?

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#9 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

Another retcon.  He'd saved her life during the Mutant Massacre in the Morlock Tunnels.  I don't remember if that was the reason she left... but it would have been more interesting to see the beautiful Angel hook up with a Morlock instead of inappropriately still-in-school Li'l Miss Know-It-All Husk.

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#10 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio
@HexThis said:
@TheCrowbar said:
@Sol-rac said:
@fodigg: nep, just try to find this on her page besides i refered to the editors intention not plot
Because she's a terrible character, and her creator is bad, and should feel bad.
Marrow was an excellent character.
Indeed, she was.
#11 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: Agreed.
#12 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox_kitty said:
Another retcon.  He'd saved her life during the Mutant Massacre in the Morlock Tunnels.  I don't remember if that was the reason she left... but it would have been more interesting to see the beautiful Angel hook up with a Morlock instead of inappropriately still-in-school Li'l Miss Know-It-All Husk.
It was actually Gambit who saved her during the Morlock Massacre.
#13 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

Big diff.  It's been a long time since I've read it, but I know I saw images of little Marrow looking at crucified Angel.

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#14 Posted by Ouija (362 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox_kitty
I was confused to kitty......found the picture that i think the two of us were thinking of  
 
#15 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox_kitty: you weren´t worng, actually Marrow saved Angel in X-Men 74 from Abomination. 
 
#16 Posted by Degalon (737 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sol-rac:

@xerox_kitty:

Yaknow, I only really read comics during the 90s (Specifically, during the Onslaught Saga and then Operation Zero Tolerance), so Marrow was kind of an iconic "New X-Man" to me. I miss her. She was a really cool character. Much better than most of the newer characters like the "young" x-men and the x-students.

Granted, writers couldn't seem to decide what they wanted with her origins and motivations, but I don't care about her past or future, she was an awesome character "as-is". It's just kinda depressing how now she's been thrown out to just be a nobody member of some ragtag throwaway villains (X-Cell).

#17 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

@Degalon: Something similar happened to me, I was interested not only IN Marrow but Maggott and Cecilia Reyes were great new characters too. But definetlyMarrow interested me more. Now, there is little know why the editors thronwn her out of main X-Men series, later they killed Maggott in camps and Cecilia Reyes has appeared few times since then.

#18 Edited by sky-pirate (111 posts) - - Show Bio

Are we talking in-universe or in reality? My own two speculations are that it either had to do with her having a physical mutation (in case you haven't noticed, the average X-Woman looks like she could be on the covers of Vogue and Elle, one or two even have), with bones sticking out of her. Or it has to do with her kicking the butt of Marvel's pet (i.e. Wolverine), at one point (we can't have that, now can we). I also can't help but notice, that when Claremont returned, he threw away Marrow and used largely his own (or earlier) X-Men.

I'm a big fan of Marrow. I thought her mutation was quite original, she was more of a fighter than some other lady mutants (who's powers sometimes were mental, shapeshifting, they could pass through solid object or copy the powers of others). I also like the fact, that she wasn't the typical girly-girl, that you often see in various art forms and that she could beat up Wolverine. She's one of the good elements, from the 90's (when I first got into Comics). Sadly, writers today seem determined to undo a lot of the good stuff, from the 80's and 90's.

#19 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

@sky-pirate: I am fan of Marrow too, its sad how they stopped using Marrow when she was gaining a lot of followers since she appeared on Marvel vs Capcom 2 as playalbe character and X-Men legends as boss.... and multiple appearences in the media (tv shows, cross overs, trading cards ....) Someday someone could use her history, i think she could be part of Uncanny X-Force, she could be the visceral girl

#20 Posted by Ryonslaught (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

@xerox_kitty said:

Marrow was a character who was messed about by ever changing creative teams. Everyone seems to forget that she was introduced as a normal HUMAN child who'd been taken in by the Morlocks as she'd no home or family. Then she was warped into a bald mutant who Storm killed. Then she survived having her heart ripped out... because she conveniently had TWO (bone growth = 2 hearts??). Then she looked more like a normal person, but with armoured bone growths (her best period, when drawn by Joe Madureira & Carlos Pacheco) but was soon warped into some little girl who desperately wanted to be pretty (why do all female characters end up wanting to be princesses???). When she lost her powers, but was scarred with the physical remnants of them, she turned to Weapon X... Which seemed more reasonable for the way she'd been portrayed previously), and again she took a step backwards as Callisto's adopted daughter in the X-Cell.

Marrow has been warped & ruined too many times. I used to like her, but I stopped caring back when Alan Davis drew her as a wannabe princess with a bone crown.

That sums up my feelings on her exactly!

#21 Posted by Sol-rac (68 posts) - - Show Bio

@sol_rac: who says .... i predicted exactly what is happening her. Now she is an x force member

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