Sitebreaker wrote:and this is why marvel has crafted this story so well, one can see both sides. Yes the X-Men are fighting for their survival.. But the avengers are fighting to save the entire world INCLUDING mutantkind. Sure the phoenix might be able to reignite the x-gene. But why risk it coming to earth, send Hope some place off world so if she can't control it the whole earth doesn't get wiped out. If Hope can control the Phoenix then she could come to earth and restart the x-gene... i don't understand why Cyclops thinks its such a good idea to let the phoenix force come to earth, especially since the force has been shown to be destroying world after world after world. Have Hope board a space craft with both X-Men and Avengers, and let her see if she can control it OFF world. Why risk billions of people. That's why i'm torn. Both sides have a valid point
But the reason why Cap and the Avengers are wrong is they're operating under the assumption that anyone is "letting" the Phoenix come to Earth. She's on her way looking for a host, there wasn't any invitation to visit from the X-men. What if she doesn't follow Hope or take kindly to all this interference from the lowly humans? Who's to say the Phoenix won't destroy the world if she got there and Hope is off planet or concealed somewhere? Where would Zenn La be if Norrin Radd hadn't been there to step up?
The Avengers only qualification for leadership in this situation is a desire for control. I wouldn't expect Superman to step aside and let Green Lantern handle Brainiac either.
The President wrote:And the whole thing about the Avengers not being heroic doesn't make sense when Cyclops is only looking out for his race and not everybody else.
Pop quiz Hotshot, Homeland Security just got a tip that terrorists are going to turn your Mom into a Manchurian Candidate, so she's headed off to Gitmo for an indefinite period. Good news is, you're the Master of Magnetism and you don't have to let them take her if you don't want to because you've got a pretty good chance at defeating the terrorists yourself.
What do you do?
What do you do?