All joking asside they have always been so vague as to what that really even means. I was always under the impression it was more like the bond wolverine and psylocke had. Dont think he could see her romantic fantasy at least it was never implied that he could.
The Lover's Link that Scott and Jean had was huge on the feats scale.
Scott learned powerful repellent/telepathic talents in his relationship with Jean. Their children inherited such talents.
Jean back in the day defeated Apocalypse via such a link when he focused on Scott as a vessel of destruction. She telepathically took over Poccy through Scott.
Emma Frost recently defeated an indestructible Mr Sinister (an Apocalypse lackey) with the same technique when Sinister tried to telepathically control Cyclops.
There is a reason why Cyclops attracts telepaths. And why a non-telepath won't have a decent relationship with him. He harnesses telepaths due to his history with them. He understands them. Jean, Psyocke and Frost.
Any fictional relationship with Storm and Scott won't last long. She simply can't handle him. He is an extreme manipulator. They are both natural leaders but Scott is a tactical machine whereas Storm is just wise.
These two should never get together. And if they did it would be because of a mistake in judgment. A quicky.
That's the thing, though: Scott was able to communicate his feelings with Jean throughout their marriage; it was only when Apocalypse got inside his head and shattered some of his preconceptions that he began to draw away. I do wonder, though, that if Jean had pushed a little, maybe he would have come around. She was the love of his life after all. Yes, he should have told Jean from the start. I don't agree that he should have told Maddie, though. Yes, you can say Emma contributed to their demise, but tbh, the marriage was on the rocks already; I don't blame Emma any more than I do Jean or Scott (or Logan or Apocalypse) for the breakup of their marriage.
I would have seen that too, but Cyclops' shift back towards something resembling "in character" would make them get on better. Remember, for many years Scott and Ororo were very close friends.
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured... the first thought forbidden... the first freedom denied – chains us all irrevocably."
What do you mean "now"? It's ALWAYS a Sabretooth thing.
I doubt you and I will ever agree on whether Scott's communication level with his lady-friends is adequate or not, so I'm not even going to try. I still contend that Scott "ditched" his family, which was the basis of our whole argument. It was an act so disagreeable that a future writer had to retcon Scott's state of mind at the time, as Peejayd mentioned earlier.
Good point. I think that if a future writer has to add plot elements such as mind control to explain why characters are acting like huge jerks when you're writing them, you need a new job. It's does argue in my favor how wrong Scott's actions were.
Friends yes, but they are also both born leaders. Having too many leaders will mess up team dynamic, at least from a writer's standpoint. It'll be too easy for Marvel to write in some strife between these two. Remember when Storm splintered off to create "Extreme" X-Men? Having two leaders would be too confusing to the soldiers carrying out orders when those two leaders disagree on a course of action. Some soldiers will follow one while the rest will follow the other. Might make for good stories though, seeing where the loyalties of certain team members really are (or aren't).
As much as I'd like to answer this the other way just to get -Pr- going, I have to say no. A "douche" is a person who is acting stupidly and Cyclops is far from a stupid person. He's a LOT of things, but "douche" isn't one of them.
I noticed that Wolverine is quite the man-whore. I also noticed that pretty much all the X-Men are weiner cousins. I figured a lot of them were already, but not that many. Damn. There is also no connection between Cyclops and Storm (yet).
* just for clarification, according to PR's statements, Scott never really ditched/abandoned Madelyne, he just left to see if Jean was alive… I just added the fact that many people accepted the fact that Scott really abandoned Madelyne and Nathan without any remorse, which - technically speaking - is obviously out-of-character on Scott's part…
* then, Logan IS the douche… funny, did you see the red line (single date/kissed/one night stand) that connect between him and Rose Wu?
He was neglecting Madelyne before the birth: Every X-Man in Paris took the time to call Scott's pregnant wife--except Scott. IMHO that was what first caused Maddie to see the X-Men as rivals for her husband's interest.
Scott and Ororo should have a relationship--but not a romantic or sexual relationship.
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"I am not just Jean Grey's clone. I'm Madelyne Pryor--the one and only."--X-Man #30