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X-Men; Schism is well under way now, and everyone's wondering the same thing; who will side with Cyclops, and who will go with Wolverine? The list below is not official in any way, it's just my idea of how the teams could, potentially, work out. Likewise, it's not exhaustive; if I tried to go through every single character from the x-men books, I think my head would explode (also, I probably wouldn't be finished before Schism ended, either).
Cyclops has been in charge of the X-men for a while now. The question is, when push comes to shove, who's staying with him (I'm guessing that Uncanny X-men are still going to be based in Utopia) and who's heading off with Wolverine.
Emma Frost. Right now, Emma is the love of Scott's life. They've been through a lot together (hell, he risked getting Mind-R***d by the Void to save her) anjd seem to be going strong. Although we know that Schism is meant to shake things up, I think the White Queen's a fair certainty for Cyclops' team.
Stepford Cuckoos. They were the joint leader's of The Corsairs (Cyclops' training squad), as well as being Frost's cloned daughters. The smart money says that they'll be in with the Uncanny crowd.
Frenzy. A relatively minor character so far, she's been in love with Cyclops since Age of X. If Scott and Emma do split up as a result of Schism, Fenzy could easily be Cyclops' new love interest. And even if they don't, it would be interesting to see a x-men love triangle which isn't foccused on Jean Grey.
Iceman. One of the original X-men, Iceman has been on Cyclops' team since day one. Morevoer, Emma's been training him on further controlling his powers, so this could be a great opportunity to expand on both his power set and character.
. 's future looks a bit iffy at the moment. But if he survives to the end of the current Dark Angel storyline, chances are he'll be on Cyclops' team in the end, if only for the same reasons as Iceman: Angel (when not being brain-washed by Apocalypse) has been on Cyclops' team since forever.
Namor. My guess is, Namor's fate depends largely on that of Utopia; after finally finding a new city for his peoople to inhabit, I doubt that he'll just walk away. If Cyclops does retain control of the former asteroid, then I'd place Namor on his team. Of course, there's a chance that Namor won't pick any side in the upcoming fued, as he's never really been a big team player.
Wolverine and The X-Men
Wolverine. So far, there's no clue as to where Wolverine's going to be based, although there's always a chance that he'll head back to Graymalkin, or even the old X mansion in .
X-Force. Deadpool, Fantomex, Psylocke. Just as Iceman and Angel are almost certainly loyal to Cyclops, X-Force are Wolverine's people through and through. Now, I know that some people are going to argue that Psylocke needs to stay with Angel, but that's one relationship that I wouldn't bank on surviving beyond Schism. Even if survives his current arc, I think there's a good chance of Psylocke and Fantomex getting together in the near future.
X-23 is a tricky one. On the one hand, she's Wolverine's clone. However, that doesn't mean that she has to have much love for the man. Moreover, it would make sense for the writers to divide the mutants equally. By having X-23 in the Uncanny X-Men, Marvel could potentially have a Wolverine-esque character in both titles.
Shadowcat. Wolverine has been something of a surrogate father to several x-girls in the past. As such, I'm placing Shadowcat on 's new team.
Colossus. Piotr is the love of Kitty's life. Let's face it; where she goes, he goes. 'Nuff said.
Rogue. Like Kitty, Rogue has had a strong relationship with Wolverine at times. However, whether or not she'll be joined by Gambit is another question entirely...
Northstar. It took Wolverine's special brand of persuasion to get his fellow Canadian to join the X-men in the first place. If goes, so will Northstar.
Naturally, there are some big time players that I have absolutely no idea what to do with. There's a lot of students still running around on Utopia, not to mention the X-Club, etc. etc. I don't have the time or energy to go through every x-men character, so I'm only going to mention a couple more.
Hope and The Five Lights. Everyone's been trying to mould her into their own imagefor a while now, but what does Hope actually want? Yes, she is officially a Summers, and was raised by Cyclops' son in an alternative timeline, so that coudl counnt for something. On the other hand, she's never exactly seen eye to eye with either Scott or Emma, and Wolverine seems to be the only major player in the books who ISN'T trying to use her for his own purposes. If anything, I wouldn't eb surprised it Hope headed off in a completely different direction to both teams. And of course, the other Lights will almost certainly follow their Messiah to the ends of the Earth (Or will they? Duh, Duh, DUH!)
Storm is another tricky one. Right now I'm not really sure where she stands; on the one hand, I'd like to put her on Wolverine's team, as they have quite a serious history together. On the other hand, as queen of Wakanda, she has the well-fair of her people to consider. In the end, she may stay well out of the events of Schsim.
Beast. I'm not really sure what's going on with Hank. He left Utopia because he dissagreed with Cyclops' methods, but does that mean that he'll automatically side with Wolverine. Liek Storm, he may be another character who manages to avoid the coming fallout.
So, do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Is there someone on this list that you think I've completely misjudged, or forgotten about entirely?