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#1 Edited by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

@thespideyguy said:

Stan Lee's spiderman is still enjoyable today. The whole idea of persecution seems dated. Yet Peter Parker has problems that many people still have today. Not that many people face persecution.

Preface: I don't wish to get in some long drawn out back and forth argument over what I am about to say. I am sure that you are a fine person with no ill-intentions from your comment; however persecution is by no means dated around the globe. Pardon this assumption if I am wrong, but if you are a straight, white man from a Western country from a well-to-do family, then of course you'd not notice the people facing persecution today. Even if it's not obvious bigotry, there are plenty microaggressions and structures in society that are inherently bigoted. Women are continued to be paid less than men who do the same job, LGB people are not allowed to marry despite having the ability to be as faithful to one another and as beneficial to society as heterosexual couples, Mexican undocumented immigrants are treated as greedy, sub-humans (when in reality they are in desperate need of work in order to feed their families. Most would rather not even be in our country if they could have found work/a decent wage back in their homes in Mexico with their loved ones, and they are actually a boost to our economy. They have to pay for food, housing, and basic necessities like everyone else, and let's face it they are taking the jobs that no one else really wants anyways for less than minimum wages), and Sikhs have been verbally/physically attacked in the US because some Americans don't even know the difference between them and Muslims. These are just a few examples in the US, and I am sure there are examples in Europe and Australia as well. Then you can look at examples such as the Anti-Homosexuality Act passed in Uganda this year or rape/sexual violence against women is a common occurrence in which less than a quarter of the rapists are convicted, and marital rape is not seen as a crime. Again, I don't mean to pick a fight with anyone; however, human rights issues and bigotry are still very commonplace in the world today, and they will continue to be an issue. There will be plenty of people who can relate to the theme of persecution throughout the X-Men mythos. Do not take your privileged life for granted. And now that I'm done venting, I am sorry. This issue is just a passion of mine. I do have to agree that Stan's run on Spider-Man was better.

#2 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

12 pts:

Jean Grey, Storm, Rogue, Shadowcat, Cyclops, Iceman, Havok, Apocalypse, Phoenix Force, Madrox, Wolfsbane, Dani Moonstar, Cannonball, Karma, Mimic (Exiles), Blink (Exiles), Onslaught

9 pts:

Psylocke, Polaris, Magik, Magneto, Colossus, Beast, Nightcrawler, Sentinels, Mr. Sinister, Maddie Pryor, Lady Mastermind, Bastion, Joseph, Vulcan, Sebastian Shaw, Shadow King, Proteus, Sunspot, Siryn, Anole, Elixir, Hellion, Pixie, Surge, Dust, Cypher, Husk, Legion, Lifeguard, Magma, Morph, Nocturne, Sunfire (Exiles), Sasquatch (Exiles), Prodigy

6 pts:

Emma Frost, Jubilee, Rachel Grey, Wolverine, Charles Xavier, Archangel, Banshee (Sean), Mystique, Selene, Rictor, Warpath, Darwin, Longshot, Armor, Home Summers, Mercury, The Cuckoos, Dazzler, Cecilia Reyes, Chamber, Marrow, Northstar, Warlock, Synch, Vanisher

3 pts:

Everyone else

#3 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's a little over the top for some people to call others racists for confusing Warbird for Storm is a little extreme. Storm's skin color has varied over the years in her various incarnations so it would not be a stretch to find Warbird's skin color similar. And don't some of you have to admit that one of Storm's trademark traits is her white hair? Last time I checked that was not a widespread combination of hair and skin color. Storm was designed with white hair so that she would stand out in a way. Also, most Shi'ar characters I know about have black feathers in place of hair, not white feathers (let alone that long of a "feathercut"). For this reason, it's not totally inconceivable for someone to make a confusion between the two characters at first glance. I can now recognize the difference since I took the time to look into the character of Warbird and now can notice the feathers for hair difference. There is no problem having more characters of color, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of Warbird's look was inspired by Storm. I'm sure Warbird would be the same quality character with typical Shi'ar black feathers or any other color feathers to differentiate her more easily at first glance from Storm. Thunderscream, I don't think you are crazy for this observation at all.

#4 Edited by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

@jakeeboi17: @Thunderscream: @DWeb4_0: @Timandm: @xmenboy: @rsummers:@crackerjack82: @XsPectre28:

Parents: Wanda Maximoff and Dane Whitman

Name: Perseus "Percy" Erik Whitman & Natalia Lorna Whitman

Codename: Mystic Knight & Swordmage

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1) Mystic Knight=

2) Swordmage= Natalia, like her brother, has both training in swordsmanship and magic. Therefore, she blends martial combat with magic. She prefers the use of magic as a shield against harm. She also prefers the use of her one-handed blade longsword, allowing her to parry their foes more easily. Three of her more prominent spells are aegis of warding (which enables her to perpetually, while conscious and wielding a blade, maintain a field of magical force around herself, making herharder to hit), aegis of shielding (which allows her to magically deflect an enemy's blows against an ally), and aegis of assault (which enables herto teleport immediately to the location of an enemy). She maintains a close bond with her chosen blade. This arcane bond allows her to call her blade to herself from a small distance or magically repair it through her arcane link. In combat she uses her elemental magic of the storm along with her inherent mutant ability of atmokinesis to channel both lightening and wind through her blade to a variety of effects. She can also use the wind and lightening to increase both her speed and durability, along with limited flight abilities (usually seen as a form of super leaping or gliding in combat). Under a greater deal of concentration, Swordmage has the ability to summon storms and channel their powers such as lightning, rain, tornadoes, or hail.

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*Note: I made twins because Wanda is known for her connection to twins. haha I hope nobody minds. :)

#5 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

@jakeeboi17: @Thunderscream: @DWeb4_0: @Timandm: @xmenboy: @rsummers:@crackerjack82: @XsPectre28:

Parents: Jetstream and Wolfsbane

Name: Andrew ibn Sallah Sinclair-al-Rashid

Codename: Pup

Appearance: half arab, half caucasian skin tone and physical features. Andrew has black hair and emerald green eyes. He is almost scrawny and short in stature before his powers are activated. Andrew is a young man with an air of innocence about him.

Powers: Andrew has the ability to emit a special aura from his body. The aura's ability can work full force at range of 10 yards around him in any direction, and its influence begins to dissipate until its negligible at 20 yards. The aura causes everyone (human, animal, alien, etc) to have good feelings towards him. It causes others to see him as a cute, harmless, and innocent young man. They would rather befriend him than harm him. Due to the effects of his personal aura, people treat him almost like a puppy; ergo, his codename. Andrew can use his aura to incapacitate most people, who wish him harm, in close quarters combat. He can then use his hand-to-hand combat training to take down his opponent. As a clarification, once Andrew begins to harm someone, his aura still causes a soothing effect on the person, causing them to become mentally confused and conflicted, if attempting to fight back.

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Parents: Wanda Maximoff and Dane Whitman

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#6 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

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#7 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

Athena, along with Artemis and Hestia (I know for sure in at least Roman mythology), are the virgin goddesses of myth, so I'm not really sure if I could see Athena getting married. However, I haven't read any of the marvel comics with Athena in them, so I'm not sure how far they are deviating from the source material.

#8 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

I also have to agree that Claremont was my favorite X-Men writer. And, I also didn't appreciate Morrison turning Cyclops into such a jerk. I agree that he did not have a great grasp on Scott-Jean's marriage.

#9 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine - 11

Nightcrawler - 10

Jean Grey - 12 (+1)

Colossus - 10

Kitty Pryde - 12

Professor Xavier - 9

Storm - 3

Emma Frost - 11 (-1)

Magneto - 11

Rogue - 10

Gambit - 10

Beast - 7

Jubilee - 10

Cyclops - 12

Psylocke - 13

Angel - 10

Iceman - 11

#10 Posted by Topher5151992 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine - 11

Nightcrawler - 10

Jean Grey - 12 (+1)

Colossus - 10

Kitty Pryde - 12

Professor Xavier - 9

Storm - 3

Emma Frost - 11 (-1)

Magneto - 11

Rogue - 10

Gambit - 10

Beast - 7

Jubilee - 10

Cyclops - 12

Psylocke - 13

Angel - 10

Iceman - 11