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    Initially, the X-Men used superhero and supervillain names (such as "Cyclops" instead of Scott Summers) just because it's the usual thing in superhero comics. At some later point, however, it turned into a "cultural" thing of sorts: Scott Summers is the "human" name, and "Cyclops" is the "mutant" name. Who made this change first?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultimate Captain America View Post
    Initially, the X-Men used superhero and supervillain names (such as "Cyclops" instead of Scott Summers) just because it's the usual thing in superhero comics. At some later point, however, it turned into a "cultural" thing of sorts: Scott Summers is the "human" name, and "Cyclops" is the "mutant" name. Who made this change first?

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    I doubt it originated there, but the first time I saw that was in an issue of "Ultimate X-Men" written by Brian Vaughan, where Longshot dismisses "Arthur" as "what the humans call me," in a parallel to the real-life practice of people changing their Westernized names (e.g. Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali).


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    Pyro in X1 in 2000. Reprised by Mystique in X3. Its not a new concept for Mutants and still valid...
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