Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Cyclops Is A Lucky Man Edition


Professor Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters has been home to a lot of remarkable women, from Storm to Kitty Pryde to that one girl with the jets on her head.  But the first and foremost for me was always Jean Grey, telepath/telekinetic and bearer of the Phoenix Force.  She chose Scott Summers, and their wedding was a massive comic event circa 1994.  After her passing (or perhaps technically during the last months of her life and THEN after her passing) Scott was romantically pursued by Emma Frost, The White Queen, who was just as telepathic and just as formidable as his late wife, but with a twist of wicked and snow-colored bondage gear.  These days, some people like to boil a hero down to one aspect or facet, and Cyclops’ is that he’s the boring guy, which leaves some to ask why these women love(d) him.  I can’t answer that, as I am a nerd, not an endocrinologist, but I can at least pose to you today’s interpersonally puzzling query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) hates when people use “Cyclops as boring” as shorthand, and blames Joss Whedon for making it an in-universe complaint as well, asking: Who do you believe is Cyclops’ true love – Jean Grey or Emma Frost?