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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 

Prof. Xavier's reasons for advocating resurrections may not be as good they could be

CBR's telling where things are going now in Jonathan Hickman's take on X-Men, and what he continues to do with Moira MagTaggart is getting most annoying:
These recent actions from Xavier are the direct result of Moira MacTaggert's mission to create a scenario that can guarantee mutantkind's survival. Realizing that she needed a less idealistic figure to lead mutantkind into trying times, Moira has worked to destroy any reservations that Charles has had towards making war against the rest of the world. This has resulted in a nation that is willing to manipulate and force their way to success on the world stage. While most of Xavier's actions have been directed to humanity, Xavier has also been using his newfound power to control his own people and former students.
Wow, first, they take away what made Moira unique as a recurring co-star in X-Men by changing her into a mutant much like any other cast member. Now, they make her into some kind of warmonger, and Xavier becomes a domineering figure who exerts control over his own subjects. Yeah, I get it, this is going to lead to the island setup later crumbling. But for now, what they've done is little more than an excuse to avoid stories where the X-Men could go after typical robbers, hijackers, terrorists and evil scientists stateside. The kind of drama Hickman's come up with isn't getting anywhere.

And I really feel disappointed that so many would-be critics have no issues with Moira's retcon. It only enforces the perception of insularity that's become a detriment to these superhero books.

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