By AgeofHurricane 45 Comments
So, like, we're all familiar that Storm and Cyclops are two of the X-Men's both loved (and hated in some situations) leaders. I for one wouldn't say one is better than the other, over-all. Anyone who thinks otherwise is thinking crap, straight-up. They both lead in different ways and in their own...journeys have on more than one occasion saved Mutantkind from complete and utter desctruction as well as the world...and occasionally, the universe (i'd like to think ?). So we've got that sorted, let's get deeper...
Given recent occurences, Scott being the leader of the X-Men and Mutantkind has had to make some tough choices and decisions, they were all for the best, mind you. One of those "tough decisions" would be the erection of X-Force (lols), a covert strike-team made for one purpose: to kill and terminate any and all threats before they become serious and/or lethal threats to the X-Men (the way i see it, anyways). Now, many other X-Men like Beast and Ororo herself could not bring themselves to abide by such an atrocity, the infamous phrase of "X-Men don't kill" was one of the reasons as to why they objected to such an "abomination" (as described by Ororo herself, for good reasons.), Beast ended up leaving but didn't hesitate to demonstrate to Cyclops at Kurt's funeral that he has a way with words. Beast out of the two, has made it quite clear that the secrets Cyclops (and at the time, Emma, but she's not the point.) kept to himself could very well destroy the X-Men, that was already acknowledged by Scott. Storm on the other hand, didn't exactly let him know of what she felt until after SC, she laughed at him and more or less laughed at Wolverine, in complete modesty ;).
Schism came and we didn't exactly hear Ororo's thoughts on the matter, on anything, really. (maybe a small appearance in the first issue but that was about...IT), not that i care too much for it, but I'm just saying. She wanted to leave Scott and head for the school (which at the time, we Storm fans thought was the better option) and she gave him the XF talk, he begged her to stay, letting her know that he couldn't let his "master plan" fail, he needed her, by his side...against all the past villians that already were. So, she stayed. In the first issue of Uncanny Storm questioned Cyclops' position as a (past) good guy or a villian, which was quite a controversial moment...on her part i'd say.
So, like, now I'm getting to the point. Recently in Security Recon/X-Men the past conflicts between Scott and Ororo as leaders is being brought up in full steam, it's a little evident (if you've been reading the series as of #30) that Storm's making it clear to Cyclops that she knows what she's doing. She doesn't want him pestering her 24/7 asking for status updates and the like because...well...she's just as good of a leader as he is. So...he kind of asked her about something, i for one thought this was one of those character defining moments, because tbh, we haven't gotten much like these between the two for ages (because the majority of writers of today are quite oblivious as to what's gone on in the past.)
First off, you'd need to get the issue itself to get a better understanding of THAT, what I'm showing is the gist of it.
Now, I personally don't think what she's doing is hypocritical, nor do i think it's one of those "you did it to me first, so i can do it you back" situations, IMO, knowing how Scott is currently, he'd proceed to take matters into his own hands and take control of the entire situation, because that's who he is and that's what he'd do. She doesn't want that, this is the first shot of being an actual "leader" she's had in years (personally speaking) ever since Fraction's reign of terror and how she got shafted into background, she's not going to blow it.
So now, the next issue to that has come out today and there's some interesting...follow-ups. CBB to type that much.
I think she's doing the right thing, Scott's got far too much on his plate right now to be dealing with things like this (LOL).
But others might not agree with it, is she being hypocritical ? Should she tell Scott ? Or was she making a big mistake the minute they took down Cthulu...