We've had a little fun looking at some of the WTF moments in the X-Men movies... Let's have the same kind of fun with the comic books, shall we? I'll get the ball rolling...
Madison Jeffries... He's a mutant with a SERIOUSLY kewl power...
Inorganic Psionic Transmutation: allows him to mentally restructure glass, plastic, and metal to anything within his imagination. He can psionically levitate objects made of any of these three substances. Jeffries can psionically rearrange parts of machinery into various forms, and he is particularly skilled at psionically restructuring machinery into duplicating the form and functions of parts of the human body. Jeffries can also psionically manipulate metal on the atomic and molecular levels.
He used his power to help build this:
Not long afterwards, he would end up merging with BOX (the robot suit).
Not only could he control it, but he could change it at will with just a thought. into a jet or a freaking spaceship! Does it get much kewler than that?
Okay, now jump ahead a few years... The Island (rock on a stick) of Utopia. Hope Summers has just returned... The end of the "Second Coming" story arc... Karma lost her leg in action and Madison Jeffries uses his power to make her a bionic leg... How hard could it be, right? He can make an ENTIRE robotic suit, or an entire SPACE ship... He could copy the technology that made the cybernetic arms of Bucky Barnes (Captain America) or Misty Knight, right??? It's almost TOO easy... So, what does he come up with???
Okay... Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!?! IT LOOKS LIKE A COUPLE OF RODS HELD TOGETHER BY BIG SCREWS!!! What was he going for? RETRO? Really? He couldn't do ANY better than this? REALLY?