Grayson wrote:Except for the part where Wolverine stabbed time recently during Age of Ultron and now time is broken. Bendis wrote Age of Ultron and I would say that as a result there are no longer any rules to time travel in the Marvel Universe.
"Broken" has got to be near the top of Bendis's most cloying rhetorical flourishes.
Prof X: You don't understand. Time is *broken*.
Skeptic: What do you mean 'broken'? My Wii that won't turn on anymore is 'broken'. But, last time I checked, "Arrow" still ends after 60 minutes.
Tony Stark: You don't understand. That's not how it works. Yesterday, time was time. But, now it is broken.
Skeptic: I think you're indulging yourself in big media soundbites. 'Broken' implies a simple device that can no longer do the one or two things it is supposed to do. A Wii that won't turn on is 'broken.' National security, on the other hand, isn't 'broken' just because one guy sneaks through airport security with a copyright-infringing bootleg of "Iron Man 3".
Reed Richards: You don't understand. You don't get to play judge here. Time isn't doing what it is supposed to be doing. Yesterday, it was working. Now it is not. It is broken.
Skeptic: So you're saying my library book will never become due? If not, time seems to be working just fine. Why do you talk like a politician patronizing an impressionable audience? Why is your world so black and white?
Logan: If something isn't fixed, then it is broken. That's the way it's played here. Those are the rules.
Skeptic: When did you become so touchy-feely??? Didn't you just eviscerate somebody with your bare hands? You know, thirty years ago, you would have sided with me. "Time looks just fine to me, bub."
Prof X: You don't understand. It's not about him. Don't you dare say things are fine. They're not. They're broken.
Skeptic: WHEN DID YOU ALL BECOME CORPORATE SPIN MASTERS??? YOU TALK LIKE A REP ON THE 5 O'CLOCK NEWS.
Sabertooth: Don't wet your pants, kid. I still talk like I always did. Bills keep coming due. Time looks just peachy to me. But, yeah, I don't talk right. 'You don't understand. You don't get to do your own thing. That's not how it works.' F--king Stepford Wives sh-t going on here.