Wednesday, December 28, 2016

X-Position: The 2016 That Was, The 2017 That Could Be

CBR: This week, X-PO’s readers sound off about their favorite X-Men moments of 2016 and single out the things they are most looking forward to in 2017. Take a look below for some of the responses, and have a happy New Year!

Who should win X-Character of the year and why?

“Definitely Psylocke. Betsy always goes for extreme over comfort zone and that’s one way we could describe her year. While most X-Men chose to run away and hide in Limbo, Psylocke allied herself with the Master of Magnetism himself in a most proactive fashion. She cares for mutantkind and is willing to do anything it takes to save her species, even if it means breaking up with her friends and joining a team full of psychopaths. That’s some commitment right there. Her journey to save Angel and Archangel and the guilt she feels over his situation was bittersweet and made up for some great reading.” – Ben


Toca do Caranguejo said...

A great argument, no doubt. This year had moments of suffering for many characters, but Psylocke was (and still is) the person with whom I had the most empathy.

FSaker said...

Yes, Ben defined greatly why she should be considered the X-Character of the year. At first, I was going to argue that Betsy's commitment isn't strictly to mutantkind (as, say, Cyclops's or Storm's), but to everyone that needs her help, since there was a story years ago when Wolverine mentioned she said her dream was to be a superhero. But, after some reflection, the argument does stand, as right now it's the mutantkind that needs her the most.

Psylocke did endure a lot this year. Hopefully the end of Bunn's UXM run will bring a happy ending to her and we'll still see her around, regardless of whether she'll still be in the X-Men, or join A-Force, or become the new Captain Britain ( fact, didn't Bunn say he originally planned to have Betsy as the new Captain Britain??), or whatever fate holds for her (except death or editorial limbo).

Antone Poitier said...

Betsy definitely deserves better!!! I'm tired of them pushing her and other mutants in the back seat cause of all these Inhumans running around (except for Quake and Crystal, I do like them). A little off topic here... Talking about how our favorite was cut short from the roster which is very agitating to me!