draco x wrote:1. Why didn't Tony Stark seek help from the Illuminati at the beginning of the AVX? Given the fact that the group is dedicated towards stopping major threats to the world, why weren't they seen? Although I am aware that they will show up soon from solicitations, I wonder why Reed, Xavier and Black Bolt were never shown but only Tony and Dr. Strange.
As far as I know, Black Bolt isn't anywhere near Earth at the moment. In fact, I would go so far as to say that given current events, the fate of Earth is one of the furthest things from his mind. He and the rest of the Inhumans are pursuing the Supreme Intelligence and his armada through space.
2. As wrong as Cyclops was to blast Cap at Utopia, wouldn't it have been better if Cap had talked to Cyke beforehand about the Phoenix matter one on one instead of bringing the Avengers to his front door? It would have been better if Steve and Scott had met over a beer and talked about this matter beforehand and decide where things would head and it would have been more in character for both of them, seeing as how long they have known each other.
Minus the part about Scott being wrong (he isn't) I have been saying this all along. I don't understand why Captain America didn't pick up the phone and call Scott to say "hey man, we have something to talk about, would you mind if I brought Tony Stark, Reed Richards, Hank Pym, and Hank McCoy to Utopia so that we can peacefully discuss the Phoenix situation and offer our help in any way that we can?" If Cap had simply done this, I believe that this entire situation could have been avoided.
3. Why did Steve think it was a good idea to put the other X-teams under surveillance instead of asking for their help in dealing with the Phoenix? Did they just think that all the mutants would side with Scott and his dumb notion regarding the Phoenix? Wouldn't it have been better if they had asked Rogue, Iceman, Gambit and the other mutants to help them instead of treating them like war criminals? It's almost like Steve is turning into what Tony was during Civil War.
I think that even Tony has pointed out the irony of Steve's actions during this. That being said, this is all part of the future that Cable has warned Scott about. The Avengers are trying to end this situation quickly and in doing so they are going for quick and easy solutions without thinking their actions through. They are starting to resort to tactics that are similar to the tactics that the X-Men's enemies have used in the past. I wouldn't be too surprised if we don't see a "re-purposed" Sentinel (aside from Juston Seyfert's) or two on the Avengers side by the end of this event.
4. Why would Rogue, Gambit, Iceman, etc just joing Cyclops and co in the notion about the Phoenix just because of some dustups with the Avengers? I mean disagreeing with how the Avengers handled things is one thing but to just take sides with Cyclops as a result seems like the other X characters are just dumb and gullible. It would be more plausible if all these other X characters decided that both Scott and Steve were wrong and take matters into their own hands.
Iceman put it best when he said that just because he went with Wolverine during Schism, didn't mean that he ever stopped believing in Scott. He simply saw that Wolverine needed his help more and he wanted to make a difference at the school. As Erik pointed out, Rogue and Gambit's decision probably hinges on the way that they Avengers choose to treat the children and possibly even their belief in Hope's ability to succeed in controlling the Phoenix. You have to remember, they have worked closely with Rachel in the past and they know that the Phoenix can be contained and controlled.
5. Why did Gladiator just send the Death Commandos to deal with the Phoenix matter and not bring in the Imperial Guard who have experience dealing with the Phoenix or the Annihilators who deal with cosmic threats on a regular basis? Were all these people on vacation and only the Death Commandos available? You would think that as integral as the Shi Ar was to the Phoenix saga that the whole empire would show up at this point but they seemed to have been sidelined in this whole event, which makes no sense.
I will refrain from answering this question because I am not really the biggest fan of the Shi'ar...although I am curious about the whereabouts of the Annihilators as well...