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    Default Surge (Noriko Ashida) Appreciation 2020

    An appreciation thread for Surge, who first appeared in New Mutants #8 (January, 2004).

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    My favorite New X-men

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    Who's willing to make a bet whether Surge will appear in any comics in 2020?

    (You know, assuming comics come back at some point in 2020)

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    Young Queen that deserves all the things!
    She should be leading a team and running mission scenarios with Cyclops.

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    Maybe in 2020.

    What has she been shown doing in the background on Krakoa?

    Is she happy? Still angry? Involved in the naughty stuff?

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    Surge is beyond underused! She has a super cute design that stands out and distinctive characterization...when will someone give her the push she deserves??? Hoping against hope we see her more in New Mutants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Evans View Post
    Maybe in 2020.

    What has she been shown doing in the background on Krakoa?

    Is she happy? Still angry? Involved in the naughty stuff?
    Not just that, she could have gone on to be prominent like the rebooted team back in 1975, but instead largely disappeared after New X-Men’s end.

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    Noriko seemed to be one of, if not THE breakout character from her class/volume of (boring) New Mutants. I’m surprised Surge has not re-emerged along with her other classmates. To their credit, tptb did push her to the forefront in the latter part of her generations run as the novices at Xaviers.
    She had a great look - loved the baggy pants, skater/punk aesthetic with electric blue hair - and a PERSONALITY. Pairing her with Dust to contrast their cultures views of women. One being a rebel and the other being a conformer. I wish there had been more of that dynamic explored.




    I’m still disappointed that the speculation on the Electric Asian female character in Deadpool being a version of Noriko was false and instead they used the name of another X-character that bore no resemblance and had sort of already been adapted (Yukio in “The Wolverine”)
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    Is the Age of X design the only one for Surge that isn't riffing on a general uniform design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricmastro View Post
    Not just that, she could have gone on to be prominent like the rebooted team back in 1975, but instead largely disappeared after New X-Men’s end.
    That's because in 1975 the Sliding Timescale had yet to be fully established, and Marvel hadn't yet enshrined the Claremont-Byrne-Lee era as a Sacred Cow. Characters were still being allowed to grow and develop, and new characters actually had a fighting chance.

    Nori SHOULD be leading her own team now. But instead she's left to suffer the fate of the vast majority of characters introduced after the Clinton Administration: Destined for wallpaper unless someone needs a character JUST recognizable enough to torture for shock value. The fact that Nori is utterly unapologetic about reminding the O5+ how BADLY they screwed her generation over is just another point against her, because she just plain makes them look BAD, and Marvel can't have that.

    "We already know how to die" SHOULD be the new "Professor Xavier is a JERK!"
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    Still hoping for that Helix Reunion...

    The New X-Men: Can't let you grow up because you make everyone look old. But we can sure as @#$% mindlessly kill you off for shock value!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H-E-D View Post
    Is the Age of X design the only one for Surge that isn't riffing on a general uniform design?
    Does this design from the Battle of the Atom mobile game count?


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    Quote Originally Posted by houndsofluv View Post
    Surge is beyond underused! She has a super cute design that stands out and distinctive characterization...when will someone give her the push she deserves??? Hoping against hope we see her more in New Mutants
    She's ready for a comeback. I'm ready.
    Boop! Krakoa forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndsofluv View Post
    Surge is beyond underused! She has a super cute design that stands out and distinctive characterization...when will someone give her the push she deserves??? Hoping against hope we see her more in New Mutants
    Really, she does stand out. Think about it. The only X-woman with blue hair. Among the unusual white (Storm), white streak (Rogue), purple (Betsy), Red (so many), orange (Siryn), blonde (Emma, etc), green (Lorna).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambaryerno View Post
    That's because in 1975 the Sliding Timescale had yet to be fully established, and Marvel hadn't yet enshrined the Claremont-Byrne-Lee era as a Sacred Cow. Characters were still being allowed to grow and develop, and new characters actually had a fighting chance.

    Nori SHOULD be leading her own team now. But instead she's left to suffer the fate of the vast majority of characters introduced after the Clinton Administration: Destined for wallpaper unless someone needs a character JUST recognizable enough to torture for shock value. The fact that Nori is utterly unapologetic about reminding the O5+ how BADLY they screwed her generation over is just another point against her, because she just plain makes them look BAD, and Marvel can't have that.

    "We already know how to die" SHOULD be the new "Professor Xavier is a JERK!"
    Agreed. I'm much the same mindset when it comes to the Avengers and the younger heroes that broke away from them to form the Champions. Whether A or X, the adult heroes of the Marvel Universe, like the adults in real life, have utterly failed the younger generations and left them stuck in a broken world that they'll have to take the lead in fixing because the so-called adults are too shortsighted and myopic to admit or acknowledge their failure.

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    Does this design from the Battle of the Atom mobile game count?

    That's beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
    The spider is always on the hunt.

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