Anybody else notice how callouse he is with his student's lives?

#1 Posted by Power NeXus (9899 posts) - - Show Bio

He brings together a team of mutants who he trains to go off and fight baddies while he sits around in the mansion and thinks orders at them. Eventually, he sends the team on a mission to Krakoa. Only Cyclops comes back. For all they know, everybody else was killed. So Xavier sends a team of four other mutants to go rescue them. None of them come back (although two of them managed to survive). Not knowing what happened to his second team either, Xavier collects seven other mutants, makes Cyclops their leader, and sends them to Krakoa again. This time, they find the old team in captivity, and manage to free them and escape the island. The team is ok for a while. Then they are attacked and captured by the Brood. Xavier belives all of them are dead (although they actually weren't). So he assembles an all new team called the New Mutants.
Anybody else see the pattern here? Granted, very few of the Xavier's students have truly died, but what matters is that he fully believed they were dead, and then promptly created a whole new team and sent them to do the same work as the old ones.

#2 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not as though he supports an ideal and wants to make a difference. 

#3 Posted by Power NeXus (9899 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"It's not as though he supports an ideal and wants to make a difference. "

But where should he draw the line, ethically? Is making that difference worth constantly risking the lives of  semi-trained teenagers?
#4 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I see a pattern of bad writing.  Why do writers have to go back to that plot from the 70's?  It's older than most X-Men readers... so why do they think it's such a great story that it needs reinventing over 30 years later?  

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#5 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

Power NeXus said:

"John Valentine said:
"It's not as though he supports an ideal and wants to make a difference. "
But where should he draw the line, ethically? Is making that difference worth constantly risking the lives of  semi-trained teenagers?"

Alpha Team needed to be saved.... it would have been worse to abandon them.

#6 Posted by Power NeXus (9899 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
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Power NeXus said:

"John Valentine said:
"It's not as though he supports an ideal and wants to make a difference. "
But where should he draw the line, ethically? Is making that difference worth constantly risking the lives of  semi-trained teenagers?"

Alpha Team needed to be saved.... it would have been worse to abandon them.

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And with two attempts (the first of which was a disaster) Alpha Team was saved. Then the Brood got them and Xavier was thinking to himself, "DANG. All my students are now dead because of my ideals. Oh well. I guess there's no harm in making a whole new team of reluctant teens, giving them a bit of combat training, and then sending them off into a life of mortal combat."
#7 Posted by 244 (496 posts) - - Show Bio

Xavier never wanted the New Mutants to be the next X-men to partake any missions in the first place. He said so himself in issue #1 in the New Mutants classic. It was Cable who trained them for fighting.

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