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Great Job, Internet!: Maybe Cyclops deserved his fate in X-Men: The Last Stand

If there is one aspect of the X-Men movie franchise that makes comics fans see red, it is the depiction of Cyclops (a.k.a. Scott Summers). Especially as played by James Marsden in first three films, he is a petulant, sniping, jealous, and ineffectual twerp, often used as a counterpoint to Hugh Jackman’s more dynamic and sympathetic Wolverine before being dispatched altogether soon into 2006’s The Last Stand.

Over at Comic Book Resources, Gary Smith has uncovered plenty of evidence directly from the pages of Marvel comics indicating that Cyclops has demonstrated some serious character flaws over the decades, both in his professional and personal life. At one point midway through the article, Smith says, “As a superhero he’s one of the best; as a man he’s often somewhat less so.” But by the end of the article, not even Cyclops’ reputation as a superhero …

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