@blacharrt: The problem is that an Omega level telepath and telekinetic could do whatever any energy manipulator could do - psionic energy is a part of many of their powers which is why a powerful psychic like the Phoenix could do whatever she put her mind to. Wanda, Storm, Bobby and Rogue are like one trick ponies next to full-powered psychics like Nate Grey, Jean, Madelyne, Hope or Hyperstorm.
What? Nobody remembers Emma Frost's Massachusetts Academy? You couldn't exactly call the Hellions heroes.
Yeah, I kept reading through expecting him to mention this school. Sure some of the Hellions defected and became heroes, but they were, for the most part, spoiled heirs & heiresses that seemed like the perfect counterpoint to the overall goody goody New Mutants. And they weren't necessarily villains - just had different priorities, much like Shaw, Frost and the Hellfire Club. I thought they were interesting and didn't like when they were massacred so quickly.
Me, too. Surprised there are so many votes for the Jedi considering how worthless most of their force powers will be in this fight. Knowing how the Hulk works, I wouldn't be surprised if their physiology would be invulnerable to force attacks.
@Kid weather: Corrected. Obviously, this heavily depends on the magical technique used or the particulars of the machine, but I would still give the edge to magic. Most machines require energy to operate, whereas magic operates off of the whim of the caster. That is an advantage no super science can ever really compete with.