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Richard Palmgren
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Recently in the wonderful world of current Marvel, Cyclops was shot in the right eye by an opponent and lost his eye.  My question for debate is:  could this have even happened?  Wouldn't Scott's optic blast, constantly projecting out of his eye, prevent the bullet from even getting close to what passes for his eye?
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Koroush Ghazi
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Could this have even happened? Possibly. E.g, what if Scott was blinking the instant the bullet pierced his visor and struck his eye.

Should this have even happened? No. I can't imagine the character will ever be the same if he loses an eye.

What next? Scott becomes the new Nick Fury?



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Jonathan A. Dowdell
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Maybe someone thought it would be funny for Cyclops to have one eye
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Beat me to it, Jonathan!
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 9:34am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

And wouldn't it be cool if Nightcrawler walked during the day and crawled at night? /eyeroll

Every time I consider picking up a new comic I read something like Cyclops loosing an eye and head right back to the dollar bins for books created more than 35 years ago.
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Richard Palmgren
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Could this have even happened? Possibly. E.g, what if Scott was blinking the instant the bullet pierced his visor and struck his eye
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But even if it destroyed his eyelid, don't we assume his power is ALWAYS exiting his eyeball?  And it's just the "psionic frequency" of his skin that bounces or reabsorbs the optic blasts?  

Trust me, I'm not trying to justify a crazy event in the comics, I'm more trying to establish with true fans of the "real version" of the character how the power works 
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 11:36am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

And that's why I don't buy new comics. I would never have thought that no one knows how to handle Cyclops, of all characters*, but it seems to be the case.

*Captain America might be even easier to handle. It's not as if he's actually undercover for Hydra or anything... :(

I'm minded to agree with Richard's theory - bullets don't travel at light speed, so Scott's eyebeams SHOULD stop the bullet. The corollary is that IF Scott were blinking, the bullet would penetrate his eyelid, and even with the eyebeam, the bullet would still have momentum, so it might impact his eye...

Oh my god, someone hit me with the tranquilizer gun, please. Or get me a copy of the X-Men Masterpiece and let me purge that thought!
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 12:25pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Don't play with bullets, Scott, or you'll be likely to have an eye out...

I think it's at least possible: he blinks, the bullet impacts his eyelid, penetrates the through the eyelid, but at least some of the bullet is sheathed in the beam-absorbing eyelid as it smashes into his eyeball.

Or the bullet crashes into his visor, is vapourised itself by the constant stream of optic blast, but shards of ruby quartz take out the eye.

Possible... But why go there?
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Jim Muir
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Wouldn’t worry too much. I expect a blood transfusion from Wolverine will grow his eye back.

Or something.
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Matt Hawes
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In Age of Apocalypse, Cyclops also lost an eye. Marvel really does seem to be out of any original ideas, good or bad, these days.
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Mark Haslett
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Soon, Scott's eye will be found and given to... Odin.

Odinclops cometh!!
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Jeffrey Rice
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Posted: 11 April 2019 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Is Odin alive this week?
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