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#1 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I preferred Betsy before the body-swap made her into a teenage boy's wet dream.  The fact that she already had a psychic affair made Cyclops' relationship with Emma Frost cheap & unoriginal... at least, in my opinion it did ;)

But as for her being in the Exiles... if the title is being cancelled then maybe (just maybe) she'll return to regular Earth 616 and into a regular title to keep everyone happy??
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#2 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

It does seem backwards... but hopefully it really is to make quality and not quantity.  I'd rather wait the extra year or two to see a decent Flash film, then have a DC equivalent of the Fantastic Four movies.

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#3 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"xerox-kitty said:
"Not to go off on too much of a tangent, but which other Marvel characters would you consider to be "clones" or "real"?  Madelyne Pryor?  Professor X?  Cassandra Nova?  I'm not so sure about the various Spider-Man clones, but I know there was Scarlet Spider & Gwen Stacy.  
When do you think a clone stops being just a clone and becomes a "real" person?"

I believe that
Cassandra Nova and Xavier are twins, though they are not identical so their genotypes must be different from one another: as such, they are not clones.
I remember Xavier being cloned from his own DNA after he had originally been infected by the Brood (he was then able to walk for some time).  And Cassandra Nova's page here on CV says "In order to compensate for her lack of a body, she copied the DNA of Charles Xavier, her brother, in order to create her own body", which sounds like she's a clone of Xavier's altered DNA, in the same way that X-23 is a clone of Wolverine's altered DNA.
Yet they're two characters who no-one questions as 'just being a clone'.  So I'm curious to see whether others consider them (or ANY other Marvel characters) as clones or "real".
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#4 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I dropped all my comics around the time that Grant Morrison took over X-Men.  X-Force had finished, X-Factor had finished, and what was left of the X-Men had been ruined by someone who appeared to have no respect for the characterisations and history of the characters.  

But things had been pretty bad for a long time before then. While introducing new characters like Cecilia Reyes & bringing Marrow into the X-Men during Zero Tolerance showed promise, with great art and nifty interaction between characters.... they were either dropped soon after or warped into prettier characters because yet another new creative team wanted to take things in a different direction.

Now I'm slowly getting back into comics, but there are just TOO MANY X-Men books to choose from!  Nevermind how I've no idea where to start :p  And those that I do wanna read (X-Factor & X-Force especially) cost too much in back issues :(  
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#5 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Not to go off on too much of a tangent, but which other Marvel characters would you consider to be "clones" or "real"?  Madelyne Pryor?  Professor X?  Cassandra Nova?  I'm not so sure about the various Spider-Man clones, but I know there was Scarlet Spider & Gwen Stacy.  

When do you think a clone stops being just a clone and becomes a "real" person?
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#6 Edited by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry I've just read Uncanny X-Men # 206 from cover to cover, but it doesn't mention mutant levels for any characters.  It's a pretty lame issue where she angsts over meeting Cyclops & Maddy Pryor, and then the X-Men fight Freedom Force in San Francisco.


I remember that back then Ray's powers were pretty weak until she absorbed some of the Phoenix Force left in the Holempathic Matrix Crystal (Uncanny X-Men # 199).  Or maybe it's the fact that she could contain & use the Phoenix Force which classes her as an Omega Level??
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