What Male character should lead an X-Men team next

Posted by time (5108 posts) 1 year, 7 months ago

Poll: What Male character should lead an X-Men team next (41 votes)

Gambit 10%
Iceman 7%
Beast 12%
Archangel 2%
Cannonball 39%
Colossus 10%
Magneto 20%
#1 Posted by time (5108 posts) - - Show Bio

I would like to Magneto lead a team, see how he does or Gambit, Iceman could be fun.

#2 Posted by McKlayn (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

ITS TIME, it is time for them to stop using my boy sam as freaking comic relief and give him a real team!! not a New Mutants team but a real official X men team with some big guns and let him go to town

on a side note id love to see Chamber lead a team he appeared to be being groomed as the leader of GEn X at certain points so id like to see him take up that role

#3 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sorry but there can only be one, and his name is Scott Summers!

#4 Edited by time (5108 posts) - - Show Bio

Scott is boring, it's time for others to step up.

I like Bendis Cyclops, but last 6 years I have been bored with Scott and Logan. Why can't the others lead a team and get major development. Comics are too centre around Scott Summers life. What about the others.

#5 Posted by INFINITE_DOOM (273 posts) - - Show Bio

@time said:

I would like to Magneto lead a team, see how he does or Gambit, Iceman could be fun.

Excluding Gambit

#6 Posted by ssbm (92 posts) - - Show Bio

i think it should be bobby's turn scott has had his chance and logan doesn't need to be on another team he is the most powerful (or on paper he is) of the original 5 still remaining its not like he is an idiot he has been to college and has spent more of his life been an x-man than the rest as he was the youngest. beast gets to wrapped up in his work and archangel isn't the angel that originally joined up. i think iceman at least deserves the chance

#7 Posted by AgeofHurricane (7306 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannonball or Prodigy, other than that no one else, because really and truly, the male X-Characters are quite boring.

#8 Posted by tomchu (522 posts) - - Show Bio

Still waiting for Cannonball to do it, he's been around for 30 years and has never lead a main team (X-Force was filled with kids, lets be honest)

#9 Posted by Teerack (7372 posts) - - Show Bio

Would be great to see Bobby step up.

#10 Posted by Dayvid3 (827 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannonball. Actually I was just about to make this thread one of these days. What happened to him? Around x-cutioner's song he was being hyped as a good leader, product of 3 teachers, charlie, magneto, and cable. Going on about how much more talent x-force had than when x-men were that age. Anyways he seemed redesigned as some skinny kid after x-force. Mostly fell off the face of the earth. Least he's immortal, and has time to step up again

#11 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4911 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannonball, of any of these choices.

I wouldn't mind seeing Iceman or Gambit step up either, but I don't see either of them as leaders.

#12 Posted by Rickbarry (1843 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Colossus. Why? He always kills someone on his own team. Always.

#13 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4911 posts) - - Show Bio

@rickbarry said:

I voted for Colossus. Why? He always kills someone on his own team. Always.

are you just trollin'? He accidentally "killed" Storm during the outback era, but I don't remember him killing any other X-men ever. Or any member of Excaliber. Did he kill some Acolytes?

#14 Edited by knighthood (1728 posts) - - Show Bio

Not thrilled with the choices. I went with Beast due to his intellect.

#15 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4911 posts) - - Show Bio

Not thrilled with the choices. I went with Beast due to his intellect.

I'm not sure that Beast's the best candidate currently, but he was definitely my favourite leader when he stepped up in the 90's.

#16 Posted by Akindoodle (1032 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Would be great to see Bobby step up.

Pretty much this. Half the time I read something with him in it, he's the clown or a lazy sack of potatoes. Do something with him!

#17 Edited by AgeofHurricane (7306 posts) - - Show Bio

@rickbarry said:

I voted for Colossus. Why? He always kills someone on his own team. Always.

are you just trollin'? He accidentally "killed" Storm during the outback era, but I don't remember him killing any other X-men ever. Or any member of Excaliber. Did he kill some Acolytes?

When was this ?

#18 Edited by Teerack (7372 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Would be great to see Bobby step up.

Pretty much this. Half the time I read something with him in it, he's the clown or a lazy sack of potatoes. Do something with him!

Yeah and he's probably the strongest X-Men if you don't count over powered telepathy.

#19 Edited by McKlayn (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for cannonball but id just like to say (since hes getting no love at this point) That i loved Warren in a leadership role, he was an interesting character as "Arch Angel" and if they wouldn't of basically killed him in the X force arc where he was reborn or wtf ever he would be one of the better candidates

#20 Posted by papad1992 (6833 posts) - - Show Bio

I say Cannonball, with Moonstar as his co-leader!

#21 Posted by Backflip (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

@papad1992: Been there done that.

Cannonball needs to lead again and preferably a team distinct from the New Mutants.

#22 Posted by papad1992 (6833 posts) - - Show Bio

@backflip said:

@papad1992: Been there done that.

Cannonball needs to lead again and preferably a team distinct from the New Mutants.

Who said anything about New Mutants? They've gelled so well as co-leaders before... why can't they co-lead the X-Men together! Moonstar is a natural born leader!

#23 Posted by Rickbarry (1843 posts) - - Show Bio

@rickbarry said:

I voted for Colossus. Why? He always kills someone on his own team. Always.

are you just trollin'? He accidentally "killed" Storm during the outback era, but I don't remember him killing any other X-men ever. Or any member of Excaliber. Did he kill some Acolytes?

No. I'm not trolling. I'm counting alt verses as well. He trampled his own wife in Age of Apocalypse, ripped Logan in half in 1610 and didn't he nearly kill Wisdom in Excalibur as well? I want loose cannons as my leaders. It'll be just like Game of Thrones, but X-men.

#24 Posted by John Valentine (16335 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannonball needs to get the hell out of the Avengers and lead a damn team again.

He'd be ideal to lead the New X-Men/Gen X mutants.

#25 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (7690 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote for Beast.

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#26 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4911 posts) - - Show Bio

@ageofhurricane said:

@oldnightcrawler said:are you just trollin'? He accidentally "killed" Storm during the outback era, but I don't remember him killing any other X-men ever. Or any member of Excaliber. Did he kill some Acolytes?

When was this ?

I was mistaken, that didn't happen either. It was.. Havoc?

the replacement era X-men are a poorly drawn blur for me.

#27 Posted by Extremis (3363 posts) - - Show Bio

Guess I'm a noob. Don't know who Cannonball is. But I think a Gambit-led team would be interesting.

#28 Posted by oldnightcrawler (4911 posts) - - Show Bio

No. I'm not trolling. I'm counting alt verses as well. He trampled his own wife in Age of Apocalypse, ripped Logan in half in 1610 and didn't he nearly kill Wisdom in Excalibur as well? I want loose cannons as my leaders. It'll be just like Game of Thrones, but X-men.

okay, so he, the 616 Colossus, the one I just assumed we were talking about, has actually never killed one of his team mates? I don't think he has. He was the first X-man to kill (as an X-man, I realize Wolverine's been killing since before the rest were born), and he was the youngest member at the time. I also know he's killed out of anger (Riptide, for example), and that he's definitely been a loose cannon.

But I tend to think of him as a pretty good gauge of when things are really messed up for the X-men in general, as in, if he's the guy who's going off (like in Mutant Massacre, the Muir Island Saga, Fatal Attractions, Gifted, or most recently between Schism and AvsX), things are already pretty bad for everyone.

#29 Posted by McKlayn (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

@oldnightcrawler: Yea thats kind of how i see him in the 616, its because he is so cool and calm, nothing makes him angry most the time (or in the past hes really taken a character shift lately with the juggernaut thing and avx) so when he snaps you know things are really fucked up. It shows the breaking point of ANY man

#30 Edited by oldnightcrawler (4911 posts) - - Show Bio

@mcklayn said:

@oldnightcrawler: Yea thats kind of how i see him in the 616, its because he is so cool and calm, nothing makes him angry most the time (or in the past hes really taken a character shift lately with the juggernaut thing and avx) so when he snaps you know things are really fucked up. It shows the breaking point of ANY man

exactly. Sometimes I think that people forget that Colossus was meant to be a point of view character, and that virtually all of his "loose cannon" moments can be seen in a more symbolic, or even meta, way.

When he killed Riptide, I'm sure he mirrored the frustration of many fans who were upset with the darker, more serious themes that the book was exploring at the time. When he let loose on Fitzroy or the Acolytes, while his sister was sick with the legacy virus, you could feel him losing hope that he could ever be happy with the X-men. Magik's death, and his subsequent turn with Magneto, represented his complete loss of innocence, signalling for X-men fans everywhere that the old days were really now over. His first attack on Ord can be taken as a fan service at the writers who kill and revive characters, thus "torturing" the fans. Even his recent turn as the Juggernaut (an unstoppable force of destruction) can be seen as symbolic of the inevitability of war between the divided mutant factions.

Given all of this, I think we have reason to give some thought to the fact that he's now once again left the X-men altogether, feeling that he has no place with them.

#31 Posted by t3hLomb (55 posts) - - Show Bio

Out of all those choices: Beast

Magneto wouldn't be given a team cause there will be that threat that he'll make them evil, and everyone else on that list doesn't really seem capable of leading a team.

Especially Warren. What the heck is he doing on this list in the first place haha

#32 Edited by PhoenixoftheTides (3617 posts) - - Show Bio

Cannonball. He was being groomed to be a great leader alongside Danielle Moonstar, and keeps getting pushed to B tier.

#33 Posted by McKlayn (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

can we show this to marvel as kind of a petition and get him off the Avengers and leading an X book?

#34 Posted by God_Spawn (38243 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted for Colossus. Why? He always kills someone on his own team. Always.

NUH UH!! He only almost killed Cable.

Checkmate.

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#35 Edited by Rickbarry (1843 posts) - - Show Bio

@god_spawn: Stop pokin' holes in all my ideas! You see, as a Colossamaniac, I know that Pete allowed both of them to live so that he might strike in a more public setting. He's just waiting to mega punch Illyana and Cable when they're together.

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