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    Gambit is always thinking about Rogue when he is close to croaking. I imagine she was going through his mind again here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romy134 View Post
    Is this a spoiler free thread or is it better not to post images? I feel like we are already talking a lot about it. Just wanna make sure.
    this is the Gambit board, mon ami. the only rule is: do what you can get away with and don't get caught.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoks View Post
    Your analysis might still be on point. Remember what you said in your previous analysis about Justice? Seems kind of odd that Gambit is randomly yelling at Merlin about how he was Death before. I initially wrote it off as bad dialogue but when I thought about your previous analysis about him going on his weird soliloquies was really him activating a spell, maybe he really did have a plan, and that Death card essentially tanked the death for him. He might just stand back up next month.
    Hm...The "I Been Death" might be a spell, like he has a command over the power of Death?

    Option one: Merlyn is wrong about the extent of Gambit's knowledge. Gambit knows what the card will do. The spell works as planned. Falls several stories to his death.

    Option two: Merlyn is right, Gambit doesn't know what the card does, Merlyn reverses the spell onto Gambit. Gambit is either dead or transformed, regardless, plunges several stories to his death.

    Option three: Merlyn doesn't know how the card works, he says: "Now DIE!" which is not the card's purpose at all. It's not like Gambit is an assassin. He intended to change Merlyn somehow. Regardless, the spell backfires, Gambit is the one who is transformed, but before the reveal he plunges several stories to his death.

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    Gambit is always thinking about Rogue when he is close to croaking. I imagine she was going through his mind again here.
    Don't be ridiculous. He was thinking about his cats.


    How many PopTarts you wanna bet KoX#4 opens after a huge time jump and in a completely different venue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoPony View Post



    Don't be ridiculous. He was thinking about his cats.


    How many PopTarts you wanna bet KoX#4 opens after a huge time jump and in a completely different venue?
    He didn't have his cat at the time!!

    Also I need to scroll through this thread, and find out who said Gambit was going to blow himself up lol, they are owed quite a few poptarts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neko View Post
    I hope it means his marriage is over. Is it?
    Unknown, at this time.

    I do still like Bobby’s theory’s, but I’m too jaded to fully believe them. They are nice to read.

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    Well since we’re all bummed and bored by the last issue as is, as long as people like my theories maybe you wouldn’t mind some more musings on mutant magic and what it could be. To be clear, at this point I’m not actually speculating on what I think Howard is doing or what her take on mutant magic is…and I started off exploring what other Tarot card spells of Remy’s might look like, per my last theory, but then got distracted thinking about what conclusions he might draw about the nature of mutant magic and how something like his Death card might work. But I’m not like actually speculating at this point that THIS is where I think the story is going, its more just me speculating on like…what could be done within the scant framework that exists as is, how I might go about concluding this particular story or resolving the issue of Remy’s death. *Shrugs* I just have Thoughts, is all. Its exactly that deep and not an inch deeper. Idk, maybe it'll inspire fanfic ideas for someone or just be fun musings to play around with. I've always been a big believer in making something that DOES interest me out of content that's not interesting me as much as it could be, as is.

    Anyway. Some more Tarot card spells:

    Two of Swords - The card of Impasse. Thrown at the ground or another surface and manifesting as two conjured blades that stick up out of that surface so long as the magic remains active, this spell ensures that no person, weapon or projectile can pass the blades which act as a mystic barrier. The spell has a limited range, so if used in a wide open space, the blades can be circumvented by circling far enough around them, and thus its best utilized in a closed space like a corridor or doorway. The flip side of this spell is that while enemies can not pass to reach Gambit or his allies, Gambit and his allies may not pass the barrier in the other direction either, without dispelling the effect: an equal impasse. Gambit is uncertain whether the spell would prevent astral forms, spirit entities or things like telepathy from reaching across the barrier.

    Three of Swords - The card of Heartbreak. Thrown at an enemy and manifesting as three conjured blades that stick out of the target so long as the magic remains active, this spell causes no physical damage to an enemy and leaves no lasting mark. What it imparts is emotional pain, confusion and turmoil…which can be heightened as long as the spell remains active, via Gambit choosing the right words or talking to his enemy about potential sources of their emotional distress so as to dig the knife in deeper, so to speak. The real gain of this spell is that it can not be physically defended against, while being able to leave even foes with powerful magical and psychic defenses vulnerable to other attacks, as it is a spell targeting their emotional vulnerabilities…which few psychics or magic-users think to defend against specifically. At the same time, the emotional damage and confusion it inflicts while active is enough to distract any foe from their current actions or render them unable to concentrate or mount a counter-attack.

    Four of Swords - The card of Retreat. Thrown at an enemy or at a surface in front of a group of foes and manifesting as four conjured blades that stick out of that surface or enemy so long as the magic is active, this spell manipulates emotions and probabilities (the two variables easiest for Gambit’s spells to influence for maximum effect) in such a way as to make an enemy step back, halt their assault, or stall until Gambit or one of his allies is able to launch a counter-attack at them. The drawback to this spell is that it can not persist past Gambit and his allies launching an attack at whomever the card/spell was used on…it exists solely to buy time or breathing room in the face of overwhelming odds, and thus Gambit and allies having the space to gather their forces for a renewed attack fulfills the parameters of the spell, and brings it to a close.

    Five of Swords - The card of Competition. Thrown in the midst of an active competition and manifesting as five conjured blades which may strike the participants in the conflict or just the ground between them, this spell brings a conflict to a swift resolution by manipulating probabilities and emotions so as to make the side Gambit wishes to lose, effectively forfeit and back off as they’re suddenly unable to see a path to victory. The key to this particular spell is it is specifically tailored not to achieve victory in conflict, but victory in conflict over a specific prize. Where there is something specific to be gained, or being fought over. The aim of the spell is to provide Gambit or his allies with the swiftest possible route towards obtaining THAT rather than simply achieving an arbitrary victory. Thus, this card would have been less effective against the Furies than the card of Retreat, hence Gambit’s choice of that card in that conflict, due to the nature of the stakes of that conflict. If however, the conflict takes the form of a challenge or competition, or has two sides battling as part of their mutual attempts to reach a specific place, resource or person…this is the card to throw, the spell to cast, to ensure the other side breaks in their resolve to win that conflict, or else their efforts fall apart and lose their effectiveness, granting Gambit’s side an open path to victory, and the obtaining of their prize.

    This spell might come with additional drawbacks - or limitations, more accurately, and maybe gave Remy his best understanding of the nature of his Tarot spells when experimenting. He could have practiced them with other Tarot decks maybe, noting that his mutant powers, when deployed magically, seem capable of ‘casting’ these spells with any Tarot deck…but the spells when cast with Saturnyne’s deck seem more potent than when using cards from other decks. And this is what led Remy to conclude that his spells come with a kind of…volume adjustment. As they all seem to charge potential or dormant magic and activate it to manipulate emotions and probabilities in some way (perhaps stemming from Gambit’s own nature - or self perception - as a charmer and a gambler)…different variables seem to factor into how charged the emotional and probability manipulation turns out to be. How MUCH his spells can manipulate those…vectors. One thing that ISN’T open to variation, however, is how many things or people a Tarot spell can manipulate.

    The number of the numbered Minor Arcana cards is part of the foundational framework of the spell, Remy found. The card of Retreat can be charged with more magic by say, using the card from Saturnyne’s deck as opposed to a card from an ordinary deck…but this heightened magical charge will only manifest as extending or amplifying the effects of the spell of Retreat…thus enabling it to last longer, perhaps, or heightening how powerful a foe it can affect. But it can not conjure more than four blades, period…meaning at most, that spell can only ever affect four variables…such as being deployed against a maximum of four targeted foes.

    Similarly, the card of Competition can only ever affect a maximum of five variables in an open challenge or conflict. It can only be utilized to cause a maximum of five people in a conflict, to forfeit or see no path to victory; it can only be deployed to influence five probability vectors in favor of Gambit’s side of the conflict…such as one foe suddenly tripping, another’s weapon breaking, etc.

    This - Remy has concluded - is because of the nature of mutant magic, something he’s spent a lot of time thinking about ever since Apocalypse first began spouting off about it…though he’s kept his musings to himself. He likes Rictor just fine, but he vastly dislikes the kid’s seeming fixation on Bozo the Big Blue Clown, and he ain’t about to delve into the nitty gritty of his theories and insights about mutant magic when he’s just waiting for their old pal, the Blue Raspberry flavored Kool-Aid Man, to come busting through a wall again and make a surprise return. Far as Remy’s concerned, Apocalypse didn’t ever bother to actually tell them shit about mutant magic or how it worked or what it even is…and Remy sees no reason to share any of his conclusions with the Big, the Bad and the Butt-Ugly. Call him petty, or well…no, petty’s fine. He’s been called worse.

    Point is, near as Remy’s been able to figure out, all magic has two primary components…a focus and a fuel source. A focus is a spell, an enchantment, the recipe of an alchemical potion…its a natural or man-made…shape…engineered to result in a specific outcome, that the magic needs to be funneled through and shaped by, in order to create that outcome. The fuel source is just that…the supply of magical energy TO be funneled through the focused shape of a spell, in order to achieve that outcome.

    And thing about magic, he figures, is at the end of the day…its just another form of energy. And mutants? They got a lot of natural energy, most of them. They’re practically wellsprings of it. So mutant magic? Far as Gambit sees it, its literally nothing more than mutants finding ways to ‘hack’ their own natural energies, and redirect them towards being channeled into a spell, rather than following the course of their usual channel, their ‘mutant power.’

    After all…aren’t all forms of energy, at their core, considered to be the same thing? And as complicated as magic seems to be sometimes, seems to him it also has a way of making things really simple.

    Spells need energy to work. Mutants have energy to spare. Voila.

    Mutant magic.
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    Which means the amount of magic a mutant can funnel into a spell, by hacking their own mutant energies and re-tasking them…is a direct reflection of how much energy a mutant normally has to work with. The more powerful the mutant, the more powerful the spells they can fuel. But all mutants are really doing different than other magic users is hooking up a different battery to the same set of power tools. So…they still need spells to channel all that magical energy INTO. Focuses to shape that energy and transform it into a specific outcome.

    But some spells are so natural, so inherent, all you really gotta do is plug in a big enough battery, and the rest will take care of itself. That’s how Remy stumbled across all of this in the first place…he may have found the symbology, the innate meanings that have been sunk into the Tarot by centuries of belief and perception of them…all that’s so ingrained in Tarot cards at this point, the very imagery of Tarot decks have become a natural focus that can be used as a spell if you shove enough of a magical oomph through that focus. And as such, any and all Tarot decks have enough dormant magical potential, enough innate spell trappings, that Remy can find the seed of that magic and charge it up in any deck. But it took Saturnyne’s deck to make him realize this was a road he could go down at all. Her deck had so damn MUCH dormant magic in it, he couldn’t help but feel it when he touched it. Magical energy, still just a different kind of energy. Not that different from the dormant potential energy he normally feels in even just ordinary playing cards, just sitting there waiting for him to use his mutant power to put a spark to it and set it all on fire. So when he felt that energy in those cards, so different from the feeling he normally gets from having a deck of cards in his hands, but so potent it was all practically just swimming in them, right under the surface…he couldn’t help but see what it’d take to strike a match to THAT energy. Make all THAT go boom instead.

    Turned out, didn’t take much at all.

    And once he knew to look for it, he was able to feel that tiny kernel of potential magical energy hidden way down deep even in ordinary Tarot cards, not that different from how he normally feels for potential kinetic energy in stuff. He’d just….never thought to LOOK for a different kind of energy to charge up in the things he weaponized. The potential kinetic energy in most things was always just so much more plentiful and abundant, right on the surface in an inverse to the way Saturnyne’s deck was just a big old pool of potential magic sleeping right under the surface of the cards….there’d never previously been any reason TO go digging around in stuff and looking for some other potential energy underneath all that kinetic activity and motion layered atop it all.

    Point is, its all just about energy, at the end of the day, at least that’s how Remy sees it. And his power, his whole thing, is taking raw potential and making it manifest, and turns out magic’s no different for him…so anything that’s a natural focus, an innate spell? All he’s gotta do is add the fuel, and he’s got plenty o’ that.

    There’s probably ways for him to learn how to fuel ACTUAL spells with his mutant energies, and not just the pre-packaged kinds like Tarot cards, but Remy’s kinda on an accelerated learning curve as is, and all of that is likely gonna demand time and practice and study that he just doesn’t have time for at the moment. Though this immortality and eternity mutants are all supposed to have now should be good for that at least, in the long run. But for now, he can make do with the natural magical focuses and his easy to deploy mutant energies. So there’s probably a way TO alter the shape of something like his Five of Swords spell, and get more bang for his buck variable wise, but that’s a ways off for Remy. Right now, if he wants to mess around with his spells, get different outcomes with them, he’s still limited to just messing with the volume settings on them. Turning the dial, using different decks with different amounts of dormant magical potential, getting different amplifications for the emotions and probabilities his spells can tweak. Playing around with how MUCH his charged up Tarot cards can mess with those things and alter outcomes.

    He doesn’t yet know how to change the shape of a magical focus or spell, and get a different outcome, but he does know how to change the flow, the intensity of the magical current he pours INTO the spell, how MUCH magical energy he strikes a match to in order to fuel it…and thus how big or how little that outcome turns out to be.

    But even though he’s a pretty powerful and versatile mutant as is, there’s a limit to how much magical energy he can pour into a spell, same as there’s a limit to how much potential kinetic energy he can charge up with his mutant power. Its the difference between a powerful alpha mutant and like, any omega level mutant, after all. So it might be that even his little Five of Swords spell could be one hell of a party trick in the right hands…its pretty useful as is, but with enough fuel behind it? Something like that could have changed the entire outcome of Isca’s fight with Betsy during the Tournament of Swords.

    Course, even if he’d known all this about mutant magic back then, it would still have taken a hell of a lot of magical fuel for his spell to have overridden the probability-shaping outcomes of Isca’s own omega mutant power. More than he has available on his own, that’s for sure.

    But that’s the key thing there. The bit that nagged at him, the more he thought about it. More than he has available on his own.

    Cuz he couldn’t help but notice that even the big time mutant sorcerers among them, like Apocalypse himself, or Selene, or any of the Externals for that matter…even the ones who normally would SEEM like solo acts, personality wise…they seemed to keep coming up with reasons to build covens and groups around them, even coming together as the High Lords to act as a kind of coven despite all hating each other’s guts.

    Only one reason FOR that, considering there’s only one thing those guys really cared about…more power.

    No matter how much raw power mutants like Selene and Apocalypse and Candra already have at their disposal, and clearly know how to turn into raw magical fuel they can channel into spells and various magical focuses - they’ve all been doing this awhile, after all…

    Clearly, only reason FOR them to join or start up covens…is because they can use those covens’ accumulated energy to pour MORE energy into their spells.

    Cuz isn’t that kinda the thing with mutants? They might be natural wellsprings of energy individually…but they’ve always been good at being greater than the sum of their parts, when coming together. Hell, as far as Remy figures, you could make the argument that the greatest trait evolution ever gave humanity wasn’t actually opposable thumbs…but their pack nature, the predispositions of humans towards social environments, coming together to build things communally rather than be limited by what they could accomplish individually.

    And from that perspective, couldn’t it be argued - especially now that they had Krakoa, a literal living mutant island that only flourished when thousands of mutants lived on it, now that they had the Five, capable of resurrecting mutants but only when working together - is the biggest thing mutants got going for them, thanks to evolution, ACTUALLY their individual mutant powers? Or the way mutants aren’t just predisposed to communality, but even their powers themselves seem optimized to combine with other mutant powers to ever bigger and greater effects.

    Simply put…nature freaking designed mutants to work better in groups. They aren’t BUILT to be alone, and even noted narcissists like Selene and the other Externals have been aware and accepting of that for thousands of years, even if they aren’t ever going to stop fighting over which of them should get to be top dog of the pack.

    If mutants can hack their energies individually in order to act as magical batteries…why can’t they pool their individual mutant energies to act as even bigger batteries?

    And maybe THAT’S the big secret of mutant magic, and why Apocalypse of all people was so keen on having mutant covens, first with the High Lords, then with their group, though he tried to control how much knowledge and info the rest of them had on all things magical, in order to keep those combined mutant energies directed where he wanted them to go…when feasibly, there’s every possibility that mutant magic at its core is simply a way to pool individual mutant energies in a coven so that ANY individual within the coven can draw from that combined pool of power to fuel a spell…no matter how much of that pooled power is from that individual mutant’s contribution to it.

    If mutant technology is basically just all about cooperation, figuring out how to make individual mutant powers slot together in order to form bigger circuits capable of things those mutant powers can’t accomplish solo…maybe mutant magic is all about community. Figuring out how to make individual mutant energies mingle together in a shared pot any contributing mutant can dip into as needed.

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    So maybe even something like his little old Five of Swords spell, his card of Competition, COULD feasibly overwhelm even an omega mutant like Isca’s innate mutant power, if it had enough of a magical current flowing through its focus. More than Remy could supply himself…but with a big enough coven, a big enough communal pool of mutant energies being used as the battery plugged into that particular spell? Hmm. Possibilities.

    Course, there is another way Remy could give a spell like that the juice it would need to be on a level on par with someone like Isca. After all, Remy’s natural mutant energies were SUPPOSED to be a lot more plentiful than they currently are. If mutants are natural wellsprings of energy, well, wasn’t the whole problem Remy went to Sinister to FIX, once upon a time, that he was too BIG a natural wellspring, and he kept generating more than he knew how to get rid of safely? Resulting in Sinister surgically altering Remy’s neural pathways in order to put a cap on how much energy he naturally generated or channeled?

    If Remy had known about Otherworld, about covens, about mutant magic back then…that might have had a very different outcome. Raised some alternative possibilities. Maybe he had too much energy to safely channel on his own when the only way he knew how to get rid of it was to pour it into his mutant power of charging kinetic energy around him to explosive end results…but if he knew of another way to shed that excess energy, keep himself at safe, manageable levels he could control by channeling all that excess energy into magical spells with any number of possible outcomes, disperse it safely into a magic-steeped environment like Otherworld, offer it up as part of a communal pool of mutant energies available for numerous other mutants to draw from and channel in various ways, multiplying the possible outlets for it?

    Again…possibilities.

    Course, all that’s a moot point now. What’s done is done. Except…is it? After all, if he could be changed once to alter how much energy he could naturally generate and channel, couldn’t he be changed back, even without dying? And speaking of death and transformations, doesn’t he have a card whose natural magic focus isn’t to treat death as the end of things, but to treat it as the great changer, the boundary between life and after life, living and dead, finality and rebirth? Remy hasn’t experimented with that card yet, its definitely a risky one and not easy TO experiment with, so he might not know exactly how the spell it results in might work…but allowing for margin of error, couldn’t it feasibly be used to take a moment of possible mortality, and instead use the energies involved not to kill but to transform?

    What if something like the Death card could be charged up to be used on HIMSELF, as a Hail Mary, just requiring enough energy be channeled through its focused spell, and then used as a catalyst for transformation, to turn someone back to a former version of themselves, perhaps, or a more fully realized version of themselves, or…hell, he’s not sure HOW it might work exactly. He could end up like the New Sun. He could end up like the Horseman of Death again. How could he know for sure? And how could he know for sure how much energy something like that would take?

    Maybe how the transformation worked would vary depending on how much magic got poured into that spell. Maybe the transformation would be a process, take time, be kinda a chrysalis/hibernation sort of sitch like happened with Rogue…just…a little more macabre and risque than waiting it out in a glass coffin fit for a Sleeping Beauty. Maybe the spell not having enough energy to complete a transformation meant Remy’s spirit might be stuck lingering near his body, caught between life and death, between transitions, stuck midway through a Great Change, regardless of what shape that might take….but maybe the spell could still be completed, the change finished, by pouring more magic, more mutant energy into it and pushing it over the top. Maybe a wizard like Merlyn attacking Remy head-on with magic could allow Remy to hijack HIS magical energy and pour it straight into his Death/Transformation spell…or maybe if the spell didn’t work, didn’t have enough energy, it could initiate ENOUGH of a change, start the process, that it just needs more energy from say…someone like an omega mutant named Mercator.

    Maybe, maybe, maybe. Whole lot of maybes and no way to know for sure. But then, wouldn’t the uncertainty, the unknown of such a desperate gambit be enough to make his ‘final act’ count as a sacrifice, even if he had hopes of still somehow coming out the other side of it anyway?

    And well, Remy’s always been an exceptional gambler, in his own words. When has he ever needed MORE than a maybe, to see something through?

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    As always are your posts more interesting then the actual issue Bobby

    For me the vagueness of the scene itself is a problem. I consider it lazy writing. There are as you have posted several ways to go with the tarot deck but in story there has been close to no exploration or reflection from Remy or anyone on the deck. A big gripe for me is that the deck somehow makes up for the very low power level that Tini writes Gambit at. His cards have been more on Jubilees level. Shiny but ineffective.

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    Ok how long before Rogue screws someone else? My vote is at Gambit's funeral. Haven't been reading this crap so is Magneto available?
    It's hard for me to listen to someone not in my position. A caterpillar can't relate to what an eagle envisions.

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    I don’t care what Rogue does. I hope what follows is about Gambit and not Rogue as his sole motivation. I hope his transformation is him wholly being himself and not just waiting around for someone else to validate him.

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    Oh you poor soul. Marvel is only going to disappoint you.
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    Missed you on the boards, cheers.

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    I definitely feel dejected at the lack of commentary around the comic book world about his death. Even if he returns he was still killed. It seems like it should be a bigger deal than it is. Idk

    I’m also wondering if Tini had any say in this. Because I don’t think it’s coincidental that Claremont’s run is coming out right as this happens. Something is going to be changed in the past lore that they wanted to rebrand Gambit when he returns.


    Obviously the multiversal thing you guys talked about is gonna be interesting if it happens. take Gambit on a whole new story. New Sun/Death/AoA/Ultimate. There’s a lot of Gambit tings that can be brought back. I just am not sure what to do right now in comics without Gambit. He’s been the one who’s kept me around comics at all. So without him at the moment Im just less interested to know about more comic stuff. Idk I guess I’m just disappointed that his death hasn’t really provoked a response from the comic community at large. I think that shows he doesn’t have that same impact he once had. And that makes me sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripstir View Post
    I definitely feel dejected at the lack of commentary around the comic book world about his death. Even if he returns he was still killed. It seems like it should be a bigger deal than it is. Idk

    I’m also wondering if Tini had any say in this. Because I don’t think it’s coincidental that Claremont’s run is coming out right as this happens. Something is going to be changed in the past lore that they wanted to rebrand Gambit when he returns.


    Obviously the multiversal thing you guys talked about is gonna be interesting if it happens. take Gambit on a whole new story. New Sun/Death/AoA/Ultimate. There’s a lot of Gambit tings that can be brought back. I just am not sure what to do right now in comics without Gambit. He’s been the one who’s kept me around comics at all. So without him at the moment Im just less interested to know about more comic stuff. Idk I guess I’m just disappointed that his death hasn’t really provoked a response from the comic community at large. I think that shows he doesn’t have that same impact he once had. And that makes me sad
    He has ben missmanaged for years. Perhaps decades.

    Still there doesn’t seem to be many people reading KoX. So if his death goes unnoticed that might be a contributing factor.

    Add to that the fact that the whole death scene was just a dud. No one knows what or what Merlin can do. Marvel and Tini are just banking on name recognition here. So many things in that scene where brief and vague. I honestly expect most people jus assume he will be back so soon that there is no need to talk about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malachi View Post
    He has ben missmanaged for years. Perhaps decades.

    Still there doesn’t seem to be many people reading KoX. So if his death goes unnoticed that might be a contributing factor.

    Add to that the fact that the whole death scene was just a dud. No one knows what or what Merlin can do. Marvel and Tini are just banking on name recognition here. So many things in that scene where brief and vague. I honestly expect most people jus assume he will be back so soon that there is no need to talk about it.
    Yeah low book sales probably contributed but I would think by now everyone would have got wind of it and really started talking about it. Or maybe the Resurrection Protocols have numbed everyone to deaths as meaningless. And not worth talking about. Has anyone big really big died since resurrection protocols were implemented?

    Also I will say him dying to Merlin actually kinda annoys me cause I absolutely do not understand why we are fighting Merlin in an X-men book. That had been a big pet peeve of mine for awhile now. I simply do not give a single crap about a Merlin character in a X-men book. I would have preferred he died to a Fury or something. Merlin is such a bad character to me and I hate that he’s the one who did it. I at least better hear about some characters reacting to this next issues of X-men. Storm, Rogue, Wolverine heck even X23. I better see some kind of a reaction in universe even if we don’t get so much around here

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