Allowed Causalities

Xavier Institute
Grey School

So as we have learned from years of the Xavier Institute (and Mass Academy), mutants kids die at mutant school. Starting with Cypher of the New mutants, to Synch to the countless deaths in New X-Men, Schools have been shown to be a target and kids have died.

With the Schism we have seen the opening of a new school, the Jean Grey School for High=er Learning. Wolverine opened the school because he and Cyclops differed in opinion on whether or not young mutants should be used in the X-Men's struggle. But as I mentioned before, schools are not known for their safety. So what happens when a student dies from an attack? Does that delegitimize the school as a safe place? How many injuries can be allowed before people start to question if the school was a smart decision? If one death is not enough, what about the second? What is the allowed death toll for the school for it to not be a failure?

And what happens then? Do they really move back to Utopia with there tails between their legs? Will that be how the two X-Teams eventually reunite?

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Posted by PrinceIMC

I could see that being how Schism ends. A death at the school so Scott moves his X-Men into the school to better protect the students. And he gives Logan a big 'I told you so'.

Posted by WarMachineMarkV

@jordama said:

Xavier Institute
Grey School

So as we have learned from years of the Xavier Institute (and Mass Academy), mutants kids die at mutant school. Starting with Cypher of the New mutants, to Synch to the countless deaths in New X-Men, Schools have been shown to be a target and kids have died.

With the Schism we have seen the opening of a new school, the Jean Grey School for High=er Learning. Wolverine opened the school because he and Cyclops differed in opinion on whether or not young mutants should be used in the X-Men's struggle. But as I mentioned before, schools are not known for their safety. So what happens when a student dies from an attack? Does that delegitimize the school as a safe place? How many injuries can be allowed before people start to question if the school was a smart decision? If one death is not enough, what about the second? What is the allowed death toll for the school for it to not be a failure?

And what happens then? Do they really move back to Utopia with there tails between their legs? Will that be how the two X-Teams eventually reunite?

- When the schools were unknown to the general public, the number of deaths were very small, IMO the survival rate of being at the schools was a lot better than making it on your own in society as an untrained mutant in a world that fears and/or hates you.

- Cypher died on a field mission when the New Mutants snuck out for an unauthorized field mission that ended badly, Synch did because Emma's nutjob sis learned of the schools true purpose and used that knowledge against them. Before they went public they lived in relative peace for the most part.

- The lesson no one seems to have learned is that when your enemies know where you live, they will attack you there at their convenience. Utopia is just as unsafe as the new school, all the many attacks on it are evidence enough. How can Scott tell Logan "I told you so" when he is making the same mistake?

- I understand the writers want to make Utopia/School known to the public as it makes it a lot easier for them to set up their storylines, but asking me to accept that no one in charge understands its a terrible idea is way outside the suspension of disbelief.

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

That's a good question. Wolverine is so set on having the students not fight, but what happens if the school is attacked? Even when he mentioned that the adults should take care of the dirty work, what happens if that isn't enough? The students are going to have to fight anyway, so Wolverine's stance might be affected in a sense. However, I think that Cyclops might have to move his group to the school anyway since that is how the X-Men was founded and I'm thinking that the writers might try to set up the X-Men back to their roots (sort of).

Posted by papad1992

@Rabbitearsblog said:

That's a good question. Wolverine is so set on having the students not fight, but what happens if the school is attacked? Even when he mentioned that the adults should take care of the dirty work, what happens if that isn't enough? The students are going to have to fight anyway, so Wolverine's stance might be affected in a sense. However, I think that Cyclops might have to move his group to the school anyway since that is how the X-Men was founded and I'm thinking that the writers might try to set up the X-Men back to their roots (sort of).

Exactly how I feel!! I loved when the X-Men's base was at the school... that's how they were know to us readers as one big family protecting each other and their nest!! This Utopia idea was very cold and militaristic!! If anything I would love for the entire X-Men roster (as big as it is) to move back to the school and operate out of there like in the old days!! Minus Scott!!!!