What will become of the X-Men after Schism is over?

Alright, so everyone knows that X-Men: Schism has just started and now the teams are split up into two different groups - Cyclops' group who are still remaining on Utopia and have declared themselves as "Earth's Mightest Heroes" and Wolverine's group who have all moved back to Westchester and started a school for the mutant children. While this is an interesting idea for more characters to get more development, what will become of the X-Men at this point? The X-Men have broke up before in the past, but they managed to put aside their differences and work towards the greater good together. So now it seems like this split might be more difficult to mend than it was in the past since it now involves the future of the mutant children, whether or not the students should become soldiers and fight for their lives or just be regular students living a normal childhood. So what is coming up for the X-Men and will their lives change forever (seriously this time?)

Well, judging by the "Things to Come" previews, we see that the X-Men are going to be in worse situations than ever before and it's possible that either one of the characters might die or some big event is going to force the X-Men to come back together. Of course, the X-Men will have to come back together because the way I see it, all the characters in the X-Men universe co-exist with each other. I'm not saying that either title is not going to be successful without the other characters being with them because as long as the writing is good, then both of these series will be successful. However, if I would to read “Wolverine and the X-Men,” then it would be difficult for me to read this series without characters like Storm and Colossus being in it and the same is said for “Uncanny X-Men” as it would be hard to read this series without Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, or Iceman being in it, so the X-Men would have to reunite with each other at some point because those are the characters that all fans love the most. Also, even if one of the X-Men characters die, then they will probably be brought back to life anyway since in comic books, characters come back to life (except for Uncle Ben), however if one of the characters does die, then I would want that particular character’s death to affect the characters to the point where the other characters think about their actions and how they would try to prevent this same incident in the future. It would be a great opportunity to explore the character’s emotions during these tragic events and how they try to cope with the event.

So in my opinion, I think that the X-Men will have some problems ahead of them before they actually come back together since this event not only works on a more drastic scale, but since it concerns the future of the mutant children, it works on a more emotional and risky scale. The schism started because both Wolverine and Cyclops want to protect mutantkind from extinction, but both have different methods in approaching this problem. Cyclops wanted to use the children to fight battles while Wolverine wanted the children to enjoy having a regular childhood and because of this, I have a feeling that some kind of tragedy is going to strike both sides of Cyclops’ and Wolverine’s teams and with the “Things to come” promos, this further confirms the idea about a tragedy striking the X-Men. This tragedy might cause both Cyclops and Wolverine to realize their mistakes in separating the team in the first place and they might possibly become better friends or better teammates in the future because they both learn that while they want to protect mutantkind from extinction, they need to work together to accomplished their goals in protecting the mutant race from extinction. Basically, the whole gist of this schism (and I hope that the writers take notice of this) is that the X-Men needs to learn to work together to protect mutants from extinction and therefore, it would provide a much stronger relationship between both Cyclops’ and Wolverine’s teams if they had encounter some kind of major event that would force them to work together and realize the repercussions of the schism. It could have some positive consequences (the rebuilding of the school) and some negative consequences (the idea about losing the focus of Professor Xavier’s dream), but as long as the X-Men realize the possible consequences that can result from the Schism, then they might be on the road to forming a stronger team than ever before.

So what do you think will become of the X-Men after Schism? Will they stay apart from each other permanently or will they eventually come back together?

13 Comments
13 Comments
Posted by cattlebattle
@Rabbitearsblog
I think Jeans return as the Phoenix (probably more powerful than she has been before or some crap) will ultimately lead them all back together, and I suspect with this event, a lot of unnecessary X-characters will be killed off....then they will probably just have 3 regular teams. I have no idea what their over arcing purpose will be after this.....it seems like they have gone to all extremes, being on the brink of oblivion, to being celebrated as heroes, to being divided...It has all been done
Posted by Rabbitearsblog

@cattlebattle said:

@Rabbitearsblog: I think Jeans return as the Phoenix (probably more powerful than she has been before or some crap) will ultimately lead them all back together, and I suspect with this event, a lot of unnecessary X-characters will be killed off....then they will probably just have 3 regular teams. I have no idea what their over arcing purpose will be after this.....it seems like they have gone to all extremes, being on the brink of oblivion, to being celebrated as heroes, to being divided...It has all been done

Yes, I think that Jean Grey will eventually bring the teams back together again, but I have a feeling that there is going to be an event similar to M-Day and most of the main characters will be killed off. It seems like Marvel is trying everything to make things interesting, but it just ends up damaging the status of the X-Men even more.

Edited by AgeofHurricane

Why would anyone want to think about what happens after Schism's over ? this is probably one of the best things to happen to the X-Men in years (after New X-Men/ Academy X and Char Dev wise), you should enjoy it while it lasts because i sure as heck don't want them re-uniting for a LONG time coming. IOW, hopefully the split is permanent because if it's not, then we're going to get another dose of what we were getting before the split, Wolverine in almost every single X-Title.

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

@AgeofHurricane said:

Why would anyone want to think about what happens after Schism's over ? this is probably one of the best things to happen to the X-Men in years (after New X-Men/ Academy X and Char Dev wise), you should enjoy it while it lasts because i sure as heck don't want them re-uniting for a LONG time coming. IOW, hopefully the split is permanent because if it's not, then we're going to get another dose of what we were getting before the split, Wolverine in almost every single X-Title.

It would be pretty interesting just to see what would happen after Schism, even though I'm interested in reading the series anyway.

Posted by cattlebattle
@Rabbitearsblog said:


Yes, I think that Jean Grey will eventually bring the teams back together again, but I have a feeling that there is going to be an event similar to M-Day and most of the main characters will be killed off. It seems like Marvel is trying everything to make things interesting, but it just ends up damaging the status of the X-Men even more.

Yes!! so much of that, Marvel seems to be scrambling with everything they do, I think when it comes to the X-Men, the bottom line is that they just keep adding too many characters...I mean look at every other Marvel team title, the ratio of new characters added to the X-lore compared to characters added to other teams is ludicrous
Posted by lorex

This split will probably last a few years depending on how popular this run proves to be, but eventually be it a creative shift or a large event in the marvel universe the X-Men will reunite. It has happened before and will happen again.

Edited by Rabbitearsblog

@cattlebattle said:

@Rabbitearsblog said:

Yes, I think that Jean Grey will eventually bring the teams back together again, but I have a feeling that there is going to be an event similar to M-Day and most of the main characters will be killed off. It seems like Marvel is trying everything to make things interesting, but it just ends up damaging the status of the X-Men even more.

Yes!! so much of that, Marvel seems to be scrambling with everything they do, I think when it comes to the X-Men, the bottom line is that they just keep adding too many characters...I mean look at every other Marvel team title, the ratio of new characters added to the X-lore compared to characters added to other teams is ludicrous

Exactly! I mean, there's nothing wrong with adding more new characters, but in the case of X-Men, the writers just don't focus enough attention on the character development for the newer characters. It feels like every time they add in more new characters, the characters are just there to fill up the gap in the events or something and not much is ever done with them. I'm hoping that Schism will at least try to give more character development to the lesser known X-Men members.

@lorex said:

This split will probably last a few years depending on how popular this run proves to be, but eventually be it a creative shift or a large event in the marvel universe the X-Men will reunite. It has happened before and will happen again.

I agree! Sure, I think that there will be some great stories coming from the Schism, but it wouldn't feel the same if all the X-Men members were not together. The X-Men had survived so much worse, so it wouldn't be surprising if they actually came back together again whether it's because a new writer came in and put them back together again, or an event will force them to come back together.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@lorex said:

This split will probably last a few years depending on how popular this run proves to be, but eventually be it a creative shift or a large event in the marvel universe the X-Men will reunite. It has happened before and will happen again.

Those splits were not on a scale like this.

Posted by Redletter

This is just a theory so don't bite my head off please!

The school is a tool used to attract New young readers to the X-men ( the humor art in the school schism is a little less hyper realistic & dark) so the stories will focus more on character development and situational comedy (wolverine running the school I mean even Bizarro superman would think that "weird & out of place me no like where character direction going"), something i find missing from The Utopia. A bit is the old style warmth of the Xavier school of gifted Mutants

The Utopian set up is to keep the adults happy, It's darker more hyper realistic ever-things on high alert. So story lines are going to be more serious & world reaching in effect. Characters are going to become subsumed by the events around them rather then living up to them. They are driven by them. to react rather then act.

To be honest I had stopped reading X-men all together because I didn't like the way it was going it took The new X-force of Warpath X23 Wolverine Domino & Scottish dog girl story arcs where their all going after the bad guys brought me back in

In short we saw this schism malarkey all before with the original split up of all the teams from X-men to new mutants to X-factor X-force X -everything

Welcome to the world of X-schism this is what the X-men do this is how they open up to a wider range of consumer groups

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

@Redletter said:

This is just a theory so don't bite my head off please!

The school is a tool used to attract New young readers to the X-men ( the humor art in the school schism is a little less hyper realistic & dark) so the stories will focus more on character development and situational comedy (wolverine running the school I mean even Bizarro superman would think that "weird & out of place me no like where character direction going"), something i find missing from The Utopia. A bit is the old style warmth of the Xavier school of gifted Mutants

The Utopian set up is to keep the adults happy, It's darker more hyper realistic ever-things on high alert. So story lines are going to be more serious & world reaching in effect. Characters are going to become subsumed by the events around them rather then living up to them. They are driven by them. to react rather then act.

To be honest I had stopped reading X-men all together because I didn't like the way it was going it took The new X-force of Warpath X23 Wolverine Domino & Scottish dog girl story arcs where their all going after the bad guys brought me back in

In short we saw this schism malarkey all before with the original split up of all the teams from X-men to new mutants to X-factor X-force X -everything

Welcome to the world of X-schism this is what the X-men do this is how they open up to a wider range of consumer groups

Great theory! It does make sense about why there are so many different X-Titles out there because it's trying to reach out to both kids and adults.

Posted by xmenboi11z

Well, IMO, thinking back to how hope's touch activated powers maybe if Jean came back her touch could do the same? Because remember when iceman and wolfsbane got their powers back it was a mental block and that's generally all scarlet witch did. So yeah, maybe her touch will return some of the x-men's powers. But that's just a theory and if it was to happen, I would kinda of hope that the phoenix force would leave her because of it taking so much energy to bring her back or to go to hope which is obviously going to happen on Cyclops' side of the x-men. -____- . Which brings me to one more theory I'm going to free ball out there:

Hope and the Phoenix: The phoenix force comes back to inhabit hopes body and the two have this whole back and forth discussion over it idk, any ways, which relates back to that one shiar group. . um the shiar death commandos and maybe they'll go to rachel instead and try to kill her but just before they do so they find hope energy signature and everyone races to utopia to witness the event.

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

@xmenboi11z said:

Well, IMO, thinking back to how hope's touch activated powers maybe if Jean came back her touch could do the same? Because remember when iceman and wolfsbane got their powers back it was a mental block and that's generally all scarlet witch did. So yeah, maybe her touch will return some of the x-men's powers. But that's just a theory and if it was to happen, I would kinda of hope that the phoenix force would leave her because of it taking so much energy to bring her back or to go to hope which is obviously going to happen on Cyclops' side of the x-men. -____- . Which brings me to one more theory I'm going to free ball out there:

Hope and the Phoenix: The phoenix force comes back to inhabit hopes body and the two have this whole back and forth discussion over it idk, any ways, which relates back to that one shiar group. . um the shiar death commandos and maybe they'll go to rachel instead and try to kill her but just before they do so they find hope energy signature and everyone races to utopia to witness the event.

I want to see Jean bring back everyone's powers also, although that's a long way to go, but I would want Jean Grey to come back and reunite the team again.

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

Now that Marvel is canceling half of their titles, I wonder what will happen with Schism if half of the titles in Schism were cut off? I would have thought that Generation Hope would have gotten the cut since their sales were the lowest, but I guess Schism saved them from getting the cut since they are involved in a big event. I don't think that Marvel would actually cut any titles from the X-Men stories that are involved in Schism since that would make the situation worse.