El has been with the site for nearly two years now and has continued to prove her value. Currently, she is heading up our site event, Battle for Liberterram, on top of keeping up with her own personal plots.
Lux's posts are all wonderful to read. She has done a wonderful job of grasping the new universe and incorporating Peggy into it.
It's good to see Spidey back on the site. Watching him deal with the universe shift in his own snarky way has been nothing short of entertaining.
Eight O'Clock on the Dot!
El and Lux are making magic in this thread. Straight up fireworks, and the way they've played with drawing out the reveal is top class.
Flying Fixed wing air crafts (X-jet, and others) Jean Listening to the Radio Quiet Teaching
Logan The Brotherhood When the school isn't safe not being able to look people in the eyes His inability to turn off his powers.
Spatial Awareness: Scott's spatial awareness is one of the things that keeps him alive. By looking around at objects around him, he can pick out the angels of the surfaces. He's used this awareness to ricochet his optic blast off of in combat.
Energy Resistance: A strength usually found in mutant siblings with close genetics, is the ability to be 'immune' to the other's power.
Black Box: More of a talent than a power is an area where the darkest secrets of the mutant known as Cyclops dwell. It's unknown as to how he acquired this little talent, but it's said this area is also the reason for his inability to control his power.
Optic Blast: Although the optic blast is also one of Scott's greatest strengths, it also happens to be one of his greatest weakness. It has a limit of 2000 feet, so any mutant standing at a greater range could possibly take him out.
Power Regulation Disability: Without the ruby quartz lenses that keep his power from exploding out of his eyes and harming everyone, Scott would be end up losing in a battle, because of his desire to protect and therefore cause him to close his eyes.
Vulcan: While Scott is immune to his brother Havok's powers, he's not, however, immune to his other brother, Vulcan's powers.
Controlling His Optic Blast: For as long as he's known he's had his power, Scott has wanted to be able to control it.
Find Out What Happened After Jean Blocked His Powers: There's a gap in his mind where that memory should have been, and to say the very least it bothers him.
Losing his glasses and harming someone he cares greatly about.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Scott Summers is not a man to so easily be defined to even to be put into a box. He is a man that comes in many different ways. At his core he exists within a life that he has chosen to be apart from others even as he is surrounded by others. This is all due to a simple reality, he has a stigma or sorts, his powers are devastating and he unconsciously limits the power he uses through fear of them. The fear of what would happen if he lost any more control that that which he has already lost. So he strives to keep any form of connection happening between himself and those he leads.
For no matter what one can say about his lack of compassion or his ability to understand others the man has a skilled mind for tactics and if one was to take the words of Nick Fury... one of the most dangerous battle field leaders of his time. For it is in the field that his ability as a leader is truly seen his ability to see things that others might miss and to follow his instincts that have an odd talent of working out... In fact the more he thinks of a plan the more that tends to go wrong with it so he just tends to do what comes naturally when telling others what to do... or even when doing it himself. In fact one can say that for all his social awkwardness he tends to come out of his shell when everything is on the line.
Either way he seeks to avoid emotional connection due to the various traumas of his life. The first and most important was the deaths of his parents and the presumed death of his younger brother Alex. Either way those things and his lack of control have defined him for the better part of his life. He had been unable to protect his brother and he was in constant pain from the loss of his parents. It caused him to emotionally shut down and only a small number of people can manage to get close and only a slightly larger number can an emotional response out of him (Logan among them).
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
Father- Major Christopher Summers Mother-Katherine Ann Summers
Alexander Summers - Havok Gabriel Summers - Vulcan
Jean Grey - Love Interest
Born in Anchorage, Alaska to Major Christopher Summers, an Air Force test pilot and his wife Katherine Ann Summers, Scott is their eldest son. About 8 years after Scott was born his brother Alex was brought to the world. It was at age 10 when things honestly changed for the young Scott and his much younger brother Alex. Returning home from a vacation away from the base their family plane was attacked by a Shi'ar Empire scout ship. The de Havilland Mosquito (Christophers private plane) was burning up and plunging to the ground... with no choice Scott and Alex were forced into the last remaining parachute and pushed from the plane. It was the last that Scott would see of his parents and it was doubtful that Alex would even remember them. Either way as they plummeted Scott saw the plane explode causing the presumed death of his parents.
Debris from the explosion cause massive damage to the parachute as the young children rushed towards the rapidly approaching ground. With the parachute failing and imminent death coming Scott's stress level spiked and within him his power was released for the first time. Either way the outburst of power was enough to allow the two boys to survive however Scott suffered massive head trauma and fell into a coma.
Either way the young man woke up nearly a year later with little memory of the night of his parents death. By this point his powers had been blocked at least for the moment and Mr. Sinister, a man that had been watching him as he lay in his coma pulled strings to send Scott to the State Home for Foundlings. It was here that Scott discovered from Mr. Milbury that the toddler Alex had not survived the fall. Dr. Milbury was actually Sinister who had already taken an interest in Scott and used his own abilities of intellect and shapeshifting to test Scott and also to bully him as the room mate Lefty. All the while a number of mental blocks were placed within Scott for a number of reasons though the exact reasons were never explained... It can be assumed that Scotts ability to hide things from telepaths could be attributed to these blocks.
At the age of 13 Scott was adopted from the orphanage by Jack Winters AKA Jack O'Diamonds. It was only after his powers began to reawaken that Jack sent the boy to see a specialist, specifically once more Sinister butting his head into Scotts life. At this point he gave Scott a pair of Synthetic Ruby Quartz glasses and told him that they would cause the headaches to happen less often. It was not long after that his powers destroyed a plane and had not Scott used a second blast to push the falling debris from them. Either way the bystanders decided that he had tried to kill them and as such sought to kill him.
Winters, the legal guardian of the still young Scott forced the boy to aid him in his crimes going so far as to physically abuse the child to get what he wanted. Either way afraid of the physical pain he was forced to do as Jack wished. This life of crime caught the attentions of Charles Xavier and a member of the FBI Fred Duncan. It was from this pairing the Scott was found and rescued by Xavier before being recruited to the Xavier Institute as the first student.
It was hear the the young Scott learned of Xaviers wish for mutant human equality and even how to control his powers. Even though control itself was out of his reach he did learn to keep them from causing trouble... as such a few things were created for him, besides multiple styles of glasses, and a combat visor he also had a pair of contacts made as well as a sleep mask... though the glasses and visor were the most effective.
It was also in this time that it could be noted that while an excellent leader Scott lacked social skill mostly due to the bullying and various other things that had been done to him had caused. His own fear of his abilities only made him want to stay out of the limelight even more. Either way he found himself attracted to Jean Grey and it was in their early 20's that they eventually began to date. Their relationship was hardly perfect and went through the same trials and tribulations any would however it also gave Scott the emotional stability he craved though also denied allowing him to open himself to someone even as he formed a sort of father son bond with Xavier.
It was not long until Xavier sent Scott and Ororo to save a pair of mutants in Canada, The Wolverine and also the young Rogue. This event caused a series of unfortunate events that lead to a battle with Magneto atop the Statue of libery. This battle and the over use of Rogues talents caused many near fatalities. It was only luck that allowed them to survive as Magneto nearly beat Wolverine but Scott managed to shoot Magento disrupting his concentration allowing a destruction of the macine and subsequent arrest of Magneto.
For a time after this things seemed peaceful until on a trip to visit Erik with Prof. X Scott was attacked by Yuriko Oyama aka Lady Deathstrike. This lead to William Stryker controlling Scott using a drug harvested from his son. When the Xmen, consisting of Logan, Ororo, Jean, and Kurt Wagner arrived in the dam, Scott attacked Jean and their battle brought him back while also severly damaging the building. In the end Jean was subsequently killed by a wall of water with Scott looking on. In the end Scott Summer could not stay with the X men as he packed up and returned to Alaska due to a message from grandparents he had not known about.
It was here in Alaska that he met Madelyne Pryor and started a relationship with the woman, though Scott later realized that his only reason of attraction towards her was that she looked identical to his now dead girlfriend of many years and was a way to escape the reality of it all... Either way with a baby on the way he tried to make things work out. Only problem was the woman was a clone planted by the man who had manipulated his life from the start. Upon discovering what the woman was she slowly began to loose her mind going so far as to try to sacrifice the infant son she bore with Scott. Scott used his powers to save his son though what happened to Maddie is up to this point unsure. It was then that Scott discovered the TO virus in his son and a woman in a vision offered to help his sun to survive as he was a messiah for the world.
Distraught and in tears with nothing left he ended up giving up his son in the hope that he would find a better future. Before the boy left though Scott named him Nathan Christopher Summers, Christopher after his father... though one could make the case the name Nathan could have come from Madelyn's father (Nathaniel Essex, Mr. Sinister), that would likely be a fact contested by both Scott and Nathan.
From here a distressed and grieving Scott returned to the mansion though he found himself unable to focus on classes as he kept hearing Jean within his head. Eventually after a confrontation with Wolverine about him not taking his duties seriously Scott left and simply drove away... his pointless and random drive eventually ended on the shores of Alkali lake where only a few years before he had lost the one woman he had truly loved. In a fit of rage as he heard her again he unleashed his power at the lake only to moments later discover the very woman that had been calling him standing besides him.
What happened from this point is unknown, and Scott is not about to talk about it, he remembers Jean blocking his powers and then kissing her and then from that point nothing,
MORE ALONG THE LINES OF THE MOVIES:
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE- For wearing his protective lenses in class, he's scolded and given a detention. Victor Creed attacks him as he is serving his detention and captures him for Strkyer's experiments. When he catches sight of Victor, Scott runs for it, but during that his sunglasses are knocked off, causing him to damage the school.
When he's finally taken captive and experimented on he's forced to wear a carbon blindfold over his eyes. He and the other mutants are freed when Wolverine attacks the facility. While being pointed in the right direction by Kayla Silverfox's sister, Emma, Scott makes use of his beams. When the group comes to a split in the path, he is guided by the voice of Charles Xavier and leads the group to safety. Once outside, the group of mutants meet Professor Xavier and leave with him in the X-Jet.
X-MEN Scott became the leader of the X-Men and a teacher at the school after years of being taught by Xavier. A romantic relationship also developed between Scott and Jean Grey. He and Ororo Muroe rescue Logan and Marie from a fire and Sabretooth, who had been sent by Magneto. After the rescue, they proceeded to take the two mutants back to the school. After meeting properly, Scott and Logan had many small arguments, mostly caused by Logan's attraction to Jean. Despite their arguments, Scott led the X-Men to stop Erik Lehnsherr's attempt to turn the world leaders into mutants using a device he created and attached to the Statue of Liberty.
X-MEN: X2 UNITED: During a school trip to the Museum of Natural History, not too long after taking down the device at the Statue of Liberty, Jean tells Scott of her worries, and he assures her, with a hug, that he won't let anything bad happen to her.
While accompanying Xavier to Lehnsherr's plastic prison, a drugged Yuriko Oyama and guards attack Scott. Even after struggling, he is still overcome and knocked out. He and Xavier are taken to Stryker's facility at Alkali Lake.
After being brainwashed by Stryker, Scott lies in wait for the X-Men. He attacks Magneto, Raven Darkholme, and Jean Grey with his optic blasts. However, Jean senses his attack before it comes and pushes Lehnsherr and Darkholme out of the way, telling them to go. Jean and Scott fight and during it, Jean attempts to break through the brainwash. During the struggle, Scott causes the dam to collapse.
Jean managed to break through the brainwash, and she and Scott escaped from the facility and entered the Blackbird. But the dam had already started giving way. Jean exited the jet and sacrificed herself to stop the water from hitting the jet. Her 'death' hit Scott hard.
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Scott spent long months mourning Jean, unable to cope with his grief. Even more withdrawn than normally, he returns to Alkali Lake. However, once there he hears Jean's voice and begs for it to stop. He unleashes the full force of his blast onto the rocks and into the water before him. Then, out of the water, Jean rises. When she tells him to take off his glasses, he hesitates, then reluctantly takes them off, his eyes closed. She tells him she can control his powers and tells him to open his eyes. When he does, Jean's power holds back his and the blasts shrink back, revealing his normal blue eyes.
Jean, lacking control of the Phoenix, kills him off screen as they kiss. His death is not shown onscreen, but he is assumed dead by the remaining team members. His glasses are found floating around the lake in the misty air, though his body is never found. At the end, his grave is seen next to Jean's and Xavier's.
But the question is: did Scott "Cyclops" Summers really die?
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