Thursday, June 28, 2012

AvX: Does Might Make Right?

After the events of AVX issues 5-6 and their tie-ins, we've been given a full on glimpse into how Cyclops' team is handling the power and what they are doing with it.

It's a very might makes right type way of thinking.  Forcibly changing minds and imposing their will of perfection on the world.  Something Magneto has dreamt of all  his life with Mutants as masters of the Earth.

I'm biased right off the bat.  I'll admit it.  I've never been one to agree with the mind games and manipulations people play, so this to me is no different.  Cyclops and his 'brotherhood of mutants' reborn is not something I can side with no matter what they've done to the 616 universe to make it a better place simply because of how they did it.  It mirrors too much the initial reasons they kicked Charles out of the X-Men pre-schism, which also makes Cyclops a hypocrite.

I could go on, but I want to hear from you guys.  What are your thoughts on what the Phoenix 5 are doing?  How is it any different than what the Facility imposed on Laura albeit allegedly for the better of mankind?  Does just because you can mean you should?


  1. They were pretty lazy with it. I think they just wanted to make Cyclops and the P5 into villains and didn't really bother to think of a really clever way to do it.

    Considering how they now all have telepathy, the P5 could just psychically link everyone in the world and have people vote on what they want. Most people would probably agree to let them do exactly what they're doing. They can then help all the countries that want it and then leave the rest of the world alone.

    1. Interesting idea. Thank you for commenting. Yeah the P5 seem very dead set on "we know best."