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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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34 Comments

  1. typhoidhater
    February 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm — Reply

    The general consensus seems to be Scarlett Witch, but I never considered Emma….that would actually make a great fit.

  2. February 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm — Reply

    I’ll second Emma. I would’ve said Scarlet Witch, but the “up & out” posture doesn’t seem to suit her.

  3. Ben Gebhart
    February 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm — Reply

    I saw a theory on CBR that suggests Valkyrie, and I really dig that one. Hope they’re right!

    • Bob
      February 10, 2010 at 8:03 pm — Reply

      Based on the image, Valkyrie was who I thought of right away…

      • Steve
        February 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm — Reply

        my guess was Valkyrie as well. That “up and out” pose is totally her. :)

  4. Ivdar
    February 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm — Reply

    My money’s on the Sentry, after Siege’s revelation that he’s actually a woman.

  5. Eye-Roller Lass
    February 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm — Reply

    Miss Marvel.

  6. eric
    February 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm — Reply

    Too much cape for Emma.

  7. steviecool
    February 10, 2010 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    What about Jewel? Fits an espionage theme, Cage is busy with the Thunderbolts, had the loss-of-control issues with the Purple Man…

  8. Jim
    February 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    There seems to be a belt so that suggests it’s not Scarlet Witch. Emma would be cool but I think she might be too obvious.

  9. Ray
    February 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    How do you know it’s not a guy?

  10. February 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm — Reply

    One word, Ray: Boobs.

    I don’t think Scarlet Witch either . . . I’m thinking its someone who has had their destiny controlled for them up until now, but who . . . I don’t really know.

  11. ~wyntermute~
    February 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    Witchy Wanda has not exactly been portrayed as stable in the recent past, and so for this image to be her…. Well, there’d need to be a mini/maxi-series describing how she suddenly got control of her life…. That, or the text on these teasers is supposed to be ironic. Wanda is NOT the poster-girl for “Captain of my own Fate”, nor does she have straightened hair (which this silhouette seems to have) and that’s my $0.03 (adjusted for inflation). It is, however, a very Frost-y pose, but I’m sure Emma isn’t the only one proud of her…Um, nevermind.

  12. February 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm — Reply

    Am I the only one who sees folded arms instead of ample bossom?

    • vistapa
      February 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm — Reply

      i don’t know about you, but i see ample bossoms every chance i get

    • astrodinosaurus
      February 11, 2010 at 4:18 am — Reply

      Too thin to be a dude and they gave the silhouette the oh-so classic arched back.

    • TaZ
      February 11, 2010 at 7:47 am — Reply

      Probably.

  13. duckface
    February 11, 2010 at 1:25 am — Reply

    If it’s folded arms, then the dude’s got a hole in his torso.

    • February 11, 2010 at 2:23 am — Reply

      See I can put that down to cape action

      • Damascus
        February 11, 2010 at 3:11 am — Reply

        I’d say if it’s a guy then either they have really fat rounded elbows or the artist is crap. It’s say it’s a woman and I was thinking Scarlet Witch too, but I second wyntermute’s point that she’s a bit out of control and would take more than simply them saying that she’s got it in the bag for it to work. I may be off base, but the fact that she appears to be wearing flats would lead me to believe that it’s probably not Emma Frost either, I just always remember her wearing heeled knee high boots and things like that. Heck, maybe it’s Polaris.

  14. Steamblade
    February 11, 2010 at 4:14 am — Reply

    It looks like the Scarlet Witch. She needs a polishing after Bendis dragged her through the mud.

  15. Carl
    February 11, 2010 at 8:55 am — Reply

    It’s not a man. Look at the waist and legs if the boobage doesn’t convince you.

  16. Dave
    February 11, 2010 at 9:47 am — Reply

    I keep seeing Valkyrie. Which with image one being Beast or maybe Daredevil and image two being Dr.Strange/Nighthawk it would seem that we are getting a Defenders redux

  17. websnap
    February 11, 2010 at 10:27 am — Reply

    The silhouette of the head says no Scarlet Witch (no pointy headgear) and the cape is too long for Emma, plus she always wears heels or wedges so assuming there are no costume changes for this mystery character I would say it isn’t them.

  18. Ray
    February 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm — Reply

    I think they are cropping these to make it hard to guess. But I’m betting this is a guy, specifically Sentry.

  19. ~wyntermute~
    February 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm — Reply

    Re: footwear — Good point, and I hereby recant my Emma-guess. :D

  20. davek
    February 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    It’s the Sentry’s wife who manages to take his powers and become the new Sentry.

    What? It’s as logical as anything else. ;-)

    • websnap
      February 12, 2010 at 8:40 am — Reply

      I seriously considered that too. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  21. Alvarlux
    February 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm — Reply

    My guess is the new Enchantress that was being controlled by Loki in the Dark Reign: Young Avengers arc.. Post Siege with Loki gone/defeated she’ll be “in control”

  22. Crash
    February 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Am I the only one who sees Polaris? I know it’s a Longshot(I love mutant puns) but with her coming back to Earth after the War of Kings I think she could be a great addition to any team.

    • Damascus
      February 16, 2010 at 11:42 pm — Reply

      No, I threw out the Polaris guess back on the 11th. It could be, I have always thought that she was very seldom used, but I haven’t been reading any X-Men titles as of late and didn’t buy any of the War of Kings titles either, so I didn’t have a clue what she’s been up to lately.

  23. Bob
    February 16, 2010 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    It seams like a stretch but I see Storm.

  24. sifarif
    February 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    If it is Val then why aren’t the boobs pointed; she always wore a metallic breastplate.

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