Respect Cyclops

Who better than me to make this? NO ONE!! Why? Because I am the best there is. My gift to you Comicvine. A proper Cyclops respect thread.

Wolverine references (in a Cyclops blog?) and jokes aside, let's get down to it.

A brief explanation of his power: Quoted from me in another thread.

Cyclops' optic blasts stem from a separate universe where his eyes are portal to. His body automatically metabolizes solar energy that keeps the apertures open. Cyclops' body generates a psiconic field that helps keep them in check so when his eyes close, no energy leaks out. Cyclops' beams produce no heat, they are purely concussive force. They have been described as light speed in the past and have said so in multiple narrations. It is possible, like the power of his blasts, Cyclops can control the speed or he is seemingly aiming somewhere just near his opponent or his opponents are able to dodge his aim. It has also been stated the mechanics of his visor are much slower than light speed which also gives time for an opponent to dodge. Cyclops cannot access the full power of his blasts, he has an entire universe full of energy he can fire but due to human limitations, he gets tired and has almost killed himself when he was emitting energy at too high of an out put. Cyclops' blasts get weaker the wider they are yet he is perfectly capable of ripping apart trees and he doesn't need to go max to do so when they are wide.

No heat. Just force.

Cyclops has buttons in the palms of his gloves to open his visor.

Optic Blasts

Cyclops blasts have been stated to go lightspeed in a few narrations. Note: Cyclops does not move at light speed and the servos in his visor move much slower. People can aim dodge him and have done so multiple times in the past, just like trying to guess trajectory.

Cyclops' blasts have pierced the Blob.

Cyclops can decimate entire sentinels...and the area around them.

On a wide setting (meaning his blasts are weaker) Cyclops has completely obliterated a small portion of a forest to create a landing strip.

Cyclops has ripped through buildings.

Cyclops has carved paths into mountains.

Cyclops has decimated entire icebergs to save a ship carrying hundreds of passengers.

He has blasted steel doors off hinges, destroyed tanks, and damage massive sentinels, even from far away.

Wolverine compares Cyclops' blast to being crushed by a mountain.

Cyclops can also produce large holes in the ground and quickly. Can be used to trap opponents and create escape routes. Note the distance created used to shred through the pavement and earth.

Speaking of crushing a mountain, Cyclops blasts the top off of one.

Some more higher powered feats. (Had to condense as comp was spazzing out for indiviual enlarged scans.

  1. Cyclops has managed to further damage Onslaught
  2. Max power: Peeled the skin of World War Hulk, which is something even Wolverine said was a bit difficult to cut. (Note that it is a wide blast trying to engulf Hulk. Slimmer the beam, more powerful it is.)
  3. Obliterate half a giant Krakoa clone.

Grounds falling debris into powder using an optic blast saving some civilians.

Cyclops has blasted Mjolnir from Thor's hands and into Iron Man. Lol

Cyclops' wide blast has also pushed back the Human Torch's flames.

Just some more visually awesome displays of his powers.

A mixed bag of a feat.

  1. Cyclops manages to dodge some goons shooting at him.
  2. He works around their synthetic ruby quartz armor by finding its weaknesses and using the environment to his advantage.
  3. This shows his intelligence in a tight circumstance and also the power his blasts have (blowing the ceiling off) and precision (cutting the armor off and using the chemical shelf behind it).

Cyclops also has very fine control over his blasts with a couple specifics.

  1. Melts the ice off Angel's wings use a low intensity beam to generate just enough friction to.
  2. Tagging Beast in a training exercise with enough force to knock him over without hurting him.
  3. Pushes an elephant back without harming it.
  4. Knocks a briefcase out of the Vanisher's hand without harming him or breaking the case.

After having his powers altered by the Phoenix Force, Cyclops' optic blasts have seemingly been upgraded. His power output has been increased to the point that he can briefly hurt Dormammu. Despite this upgrade in power, Cyclops has lost most of whatever control he originally had over his blasts and gets exhausted much easier if he goes all out.

Cyclops saves Kitty's team from a group of house sized sentinels and destroys three of them in one blast.

Accuracy+Spatial Awareness Feats

I have a bunch of these but as single scans so I will post them in little groups.

  1. Pins Wolverine from a tree.
  2. Tags Storm while dodging (a hesitated) hand lightning bolt.
  3. Tags Ice Man from reflecting a shot off a mirror.
  4. Hits part of a chip.
  1. Spatial Awareness allows Cyclops to perform a ricochet shot; destroying all of the Murderworld cars in a single optic blast.
  2. Throws a coin up and its it dead center.
  3. Shoots the speedster Northstar.
  4. Nails a double ricochet shot to take out 2 guards.
  5. Not a real accuracy feat. But I do believe it shows the speed of his optic blast and his intuition in an attempt to hit Quicksilver which proves successful.
  1. Another spatial awareness shot.
  2. Uses a low powered beam to sink every ball in a pool table.
  3. In the last 2, he manages to disarm people without hurting their hands.
  1. First three scans show Cyclops disarming a room full off guards in one shot.
  2. 4th scan shows Cyclops tagging Beast in a reflect shot.
  3. 5th scan shows Cyclops taking multiple missiles out of the air in rapid succession.
  4. Final scan shows Cyclops hitting multiple machines in quick succession

1. Another spatial awareness feat, blasting Beast.

2. Cyclops can ricochet blasts off stone too.

Tags Hulk mid-leap and utilizes the environment to his advantage for a nice bank shot.

Skill Feats

Cyclops always analyzes his targets which allows him to come up with plans near on the fly.

Cyclops holds his own against the X-Men when they thought he was the Phoenix. This shows him knowing and playing to the strengths and weaknesses of his team and utilizing the environment to his advantage.

Cyclops beats half a dozen thugs with his eyes clothes.

Cyclops with his back turned, disarms and beats a gunman before he gets the shot off.

Cyclops takes on a monster blindfolded and with a sword. He does eventually resort to his optic blasts though.

Agility

Just a few agility feats.

Handstand optic blast
dodges blasts from Black Tom Cassidy
Flips off of some cars and uses his optic blast to push a car.

Mental Defenses

And some mental defense feats to top it off.

Cyclops manages to suppress the void in a mental box.

And Emma mentions how tough his psychic defenses are, even when he sleeps.

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Posted by McKlayn

Very awesome man, it shows alot of what makes him great. His power is grand enough, but how he uses it makes him so damn formidable. I am saying it, and i will get bashed for it a million times but still

Cyclops is the Batman of Marvel.

He studies, and studies and always has a back up plan and a technique to take out an opponent, he wins with his mind not his brute force. Not saying its exactly the same just the closest thing Marvel has, thus Cyclops is Marvel's batman ;D

Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE

@McKlayn: If scott's the batman of marvel does that make captain america the superman of marvel???

Posted by TheAcidSkull

Hey man :( you forgot to send me The link to this awesome respect thread :D

Posted by God_Spawn

@TheAcidSkull: I just now technically finished. Just made some last edits. And thanks.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@god_spawn said:

@TheAcidSkull: I just now technically finished. Just made some last edits. And thanks.

:D

Posted by God_Spawn

You're welcome >:D.

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Posted by Mercy_

omfg great job O_O

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Posted by Blood1991

Great Job bro!

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Nice thread GS

Posted by Billy Batson
Who better than me to make this?

...ApatheticAvenger? :p
BB

Posted by One_Eye

@god_spawn: You, sir, are awesome! This is LONG overdue! I wanna ad to this but you pretty much ocvered all of Scott's bread-and-butter, nuances, and etc.

Posted by God_Spawn

@Mercy_: Took me over 3 hours putting this together. It better be lol. And thank you <3.

@Blood1991: @One_Eye: @BlackArmor:

Thanks guys.

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Posted by Ferro Vida

@god_spawn said:

You're welcome >:D.

xD You're a boss

Posted by McKlayn

@HopesummersFORtheFUTURE: Yup hes superman all the way, like @ApatheticAvenger: said he always has been

Posted by xxxddd

@god_spawn: Noob question:

What is the difference between a respect thread and a capability thread?

Posted by God_Spawn

@xxxddd: Wording IMO. All respect threads I have ever seen or gone to are just threads used to respect a character by showing off feats. A capability thread is in essence the same thing.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@god_spawn:

Great job with this! Excellent reference for future usage!

Only thing I don't like about this is the Resp-X pun xD

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Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Thanks, buddy. And that is what it is here for.

And the pun was bad on purpose :P.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@god_spawn:

*shakes fist*

You have tainted an otherwise perfect Respect Thread! Shame on you!

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Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek:

NUH UH!! It's intentional.

It lulls people into a false sense of security. They go all "Oh bad punz and da Woolvereen joke. Who dis clown?"

*read, read, read.*

"This is amazing....."

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@god_spawn:

Oh yeah well that will prevent this from being the best Respect Thread on Comic Vine : the one pun.

So HA.

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Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek:

Now it is the best made by the best >:D.

It really was a bad pun....

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@god_spawn:

Exactly. The pun was so overwhelmingly horrible that it corrupted your Respect Thread, rendering it crippled in the race to the #1 Comic Vine Respect Thread.

YOU SEE WHAT YOU'VE DONE? IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!

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Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: I purged it of the evil.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

@god_spawn: Oh that's good. The world can be in peace now.

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Posted by Xanni15

Fantastic job on this thread, GS. :]

Posted by lykopis

Not bad.

Don't think Cylcops the Batman of Marvel (I know you didn't say he was) but all in all -- this is extensive but not exhaustive.

Posted by x_29

@Mercy_ said:

omfg great job O_O

Watch your language :P

Posted by x_29

Slim X for life.

Posted by RustyRoy

@McKlayn said:

Very awesome man, it shows alot of what makes him great. His power is grand enough, but how he uses it makes him so damn formidable. I am saying it, and i will get bashed for it a million times but still

Cyclops is the Batman of Marvel.

He studies, and studies and always has a back up plan and a technique to take out an opponent, he wins with his mind not his brute force. Not saying its exactly the same just the closest thing Marvel has, thus Cyclops is Marvel's batman ;D

I agree. Cyclops have more similarities to Batman than any other Marvel character, in fact these two are my most favorite comic book characters. An amalgam of these two would be awesome.

Posted by RustyRoy

@god_spawn: this respect thread is super awesome,great job bro.

Posted by God_Spawn

@RustyRoy: Thank you.

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Posted by aaunderoath

Excellent Thread!!! Have always loved Cyclops any suggested reads? (besides Whedon's Astonishing or Brubaker - present uncanny .. read the living hell out of those)

Posted by xxxddd

@god_spawn: Sorry if I have missed this, but.....how hot is Cyclop's optic blast?

Posted by God_Spawn

@xxxddd: It was the very first actual scan. They produce no heat. They are just concussive force.

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Posted by McKlayn

@RustyRoy: thanks glad some one actually agrees with me :D

@god_spawn: and yea very good thread man i'm not sure i actually said it in my first reply lol

Posted by slimlim

@xxxddd: As mentioned, the Optic Blasts produce no heat. However, there can be heat generated by friction due to concussive force. As for the "smoking visor" effect that he's often shown with, could be friction applied to the visor? there's a promo by john cassaday which shows a comic book catching fire from cyclop's gaze. as the image is obviously non-canon, i suppose if he had absolute control of his beams, he could emit his blasts much like rubbing a stick into dry leaves to start a fire.

but mostly, i take those "heat" related images as artistic liberties.

Posted by fodigg

@slimlim said:

@xxxddd: As mentioned, the Optic Blasts produce no heat. However, there can be heat generated by friction due to concussive force. As for the "smoking visor" effect that he's often shown with, could be friction applied to the visor? there's a promo by john cassaday which shows a comic book catching fire from cyclop's gaze. as the image is obviously non-canon, i suppose if he had absolute control of his beams, he could emit his blasts much like rubbing a stick into dry leaves to start a fire.

but mostly, i take those "heat" related images as artistic liberties.

We sure that's not Wolverine lighting it with a cigar we're not allowed to see him smoke?

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30

@god_spawn: Wow! Did not see this before. Good job. Impressive show for Scott.

Posted by God_Spawn

@THUNDERBOLT30: Thank you. It took a few hours and a hefty chunk of my scan collection but I'd say it ended up well. A lot of people forget some of his classic feats and I tried to bring that forward a little bit.

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Posted by trutrutru

@McKlayn:

definitely agree with him being the batman of the marvel universe. Not only does he have plans, backup plans and great strategies....but he can also come up with these sort of things on the fly......batman is the master of preparation; but he's just as smart in the moment when he needs to be...i feel like cyclops shares these qualities

Posted by trutrutru

awesome thread!!!!!!

Posted by God_Spawn

@trutrutru: Thank you.

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Posted by McKlayn

@trutrutru said:

@McKlayn:

definitely agree with him being the batman of the marvel universe. Not only does he have plans, backup plans and great strategies....but he can also come up with these sort of things on the fly......batman is the master of preparation; but he's just as smart in the moment when he needs to be...i feel like cyclops shares these qualities

WHOOT! Glad some one else sees things my way :D

Posted by jashro44

Very well done respect thread!

Posted by God_Spawn

@jashro44: Thanks, bro.

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Incredible Hulk #336

cyclops tags hulk in mid air, and then uses his environment to his advantage.

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