Issues and Grievances-Cyclops and Emma Frost

Posted by Acestar101 (47 posts) - - Show Bio

Issues and grievances

I do get why

Marvel Comics does what it does. They

make every characters life as hard as possible, give them a little hope,

something to hold on to before snatching it away and giving them a death, or a

defeat or something along those lines. I

get it, I really do. But what really

annoys me is the direction Marvel has taken the relationship with Cyclops and

Emma Frost.

When Emma first came onto the scene,

she was portrayed as an evil woman, working for the villainous Hellfire Club. As the years went on, she has evolved into

one of, in my opinion, the central X men, maybe even into one of the Top 5 (the

others being Cyclops himself, Professor Xavier, Wolverine and Jean Grey, with

Beast, Storm and possibly Iceman just missing out). Currently she is the second-in-command to the

X men who stayed on Utopia with Cyclops in the frankly awful Schism event. After many hurdles, not least being the Dark

X men saga, Emma and Cyclops have turned into one of the Marvel Universes top

couples. And now Marvel does the obvious

and throws a problem into the mix. Albeit, a rather large, very powerful, very arrogant problem. Namor.

Now the signs have been there for a

while and I know I’m a little late to the scene but I’ve got to ask why? There is always going to be the Cyclops-Jean

fans and the Cyclops-Emma fans. You

might have guessed but I’m on the latter. And I think all those on the Cyclops-Jean side should grow up and

realise times change. She’s dead. Yes, she’s coming and most certainly always

will come back, but she and Cyclops are gone. There’s always going to be ‘something’ there but don’t forget it was her

who pushed Cyclops into entering a relationship with Emma. And now they’re both happy. But then Mr “I’m king of Atlantis and because

I’ve decided I like you, ‘one-eye’ here should get out of the way” comes into

the mix. Sorry mate, jog on. I do like Namor, I think he’s a great

character with lot of potential but all this going after other bloke’s girls is

getting old. First Sue Storm and now

Emma. When is it going to end?

Now the kiss that happened in Fear

Itself after Namor stopped Emma from suffocating Hope was just ridiculous. The whole thing of her ‘thinking he was

Cyclops’ was pure and utter rubbish. Cyclops has got red eyes hat amazingly glow in the dark and are pretty

hard to miss considering he wears a giant visor on the front of his head! All I ask is why Marvel? Just to keep sales up? Really? I’ve got to say that there are many people who read comics because we

love them, not because we want to know if Emma NS Cyclops stay together.

In my opinion Cyclops has become a

great character as his relationship with Emma has progressed. He’s not just the two-dimensional guy who

always fell for the red headed telepaths and blindly followed every order

Charles Xavier gave him. With Emma he

has become the second greatest leader in the whole of the Marvel Universe

(Steve Rogers being the other) and has been shown to have to deal with some extremely

difficult situations, not least being the Mutant Messiah, Hope Summers and

being the representative of every Mutant on the planet. His team has been torn apart by Wolverine,

someone he thought he could trust. Many say

Wolverine was right in Schism. I don’t think

he was. Look back through history. Wolverine has put many children in danger,

Kitty Pryde, Jubilee and many more. To throw

a hissy-fit and say Cyclops is using them as soldiers is him being the biggest

hypocrite.

So I ask Marvel now to leave Cyclops

and Emma alone. Maybe give them the wedding

and the ‘happy ever after’ they deserve? By all means, throw in a couple of fights, betrayals, team ups and

deaths for the X men but leave them be. It

might turn out better that you think. Maybe

a story involving Cyclops having to choose between the X men and Emma and their possible children……

#1 Posted by Saren (25084 posts) - - Show Bio

At first I thought this was a poem so I gave it a rhyme scheme in my head while reading it.

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#2 Posted by Acestar101 (47 posts) - - Show Bio

@CitizenBane: sorry about that. i originally did this on word and then copied and pasted it in and it came out like this!

#3 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with your points in regards to Cyclops and Emma's relationship - to me, the Jean train has come and gone, but I also disagree with other points you made. If anything, I would rather Emma be on her own and not be so defined as Cyclops' ladyfriend. And also - characters like Namor and Emma playing off each other is expected, very much in keeping with who they are. But I do have a problem with Namor's side remark to Emma about Jean being the one that Scott chose to marry. My personal feelings about marriage aside - Scott married two ladies in his past and they didn't work out too well so expecting him to marry again is a little unrealistic. All the foundations for a solid relationship is there.

I think Marvel is treating Cyclops much better than Emma. But that's just my take on them - I would hope writers would treat their characters as separate from each other despite their romantic connection to each other. That's what I find tiresome.

#4 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio

Frorm for life. That is all.

#5 Posted by SC (13365 posts) - - Show Bio
@lykopis said:

I agree with your points in regards to Cyclops and Emma's relationship - to me, the Jean train has come and gone, but I also disagree with other points you made. If anything, I would rather Emma be on her own and not be so defined as Cyclops' ladyfriend. And also - characters like Namor and Emma playing off each other is expected, very much in keeping with who they are. But I do have a problem with Namor's side remark to Emma about Jean being the one that Scott chose to marry. My personal feelings about marriage aside - Scott married two ladies in his past and they didn't work out too well so expecting him to marry again is a little unrealistic. All the foundations for a solid relationship is there.

I think Marvel is treating Cyclops much better than Emma. But that's just my take on them - I would hope writers would treat their characters as separate from each other despite their romantic connection to each other. That's what I find tiresome.

 
This conveniently sums up my feelings on the matter too. 
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#6 Posted by Mercy_ (91871 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

I agree with your points in regards to Cyclops and Emma's relationship - to me, the Jean train has come and gone, but I also disagree with other points you made. If anything, I would rather Emma be on her own and not be so defined as Cyclops' ladyfriend. And also - characters like Namor and Emma playing off each other is expected, very much in keeping with who they are. But I do have a problem with Namor's side remark to Emma about Jean being the one that Scott chose to marry. My personal feelings about marriage aside - Scott married two ladies in his past and they didn't work out too well so expecting him to marry again is a little unrealistic. All the foundations for a solid relationship is there.

I think Marvel is treating Cyclops much better than Emma. But that's just my take on them - I would hope writers would treat their characters as separate from each other despite their romantic connection to each other. That's what I find tiresome.

I love you O_O

@Decoy Elite said:

Frorm for life. That is all.

GTFO.

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