I read in the November solicits that X-Men will be receiving a new member. So I've been thinking about possible choices and I would like to know who you guys believe will be the new chosen female to take part in the book.
I read on many sites that Jean is one of the possible choices, and I think, is she really? I mean, nothing against Jean, but X-Men have two telepaths already. Psylocke at least has more to add to the table, in fighting skills and what not, but Rachel does pretty much what Jean does, and she does it better (since Jean is not skilled yet of course). So adding Jean will be kind of repetitive if you ask me...
Now, seeing the current roster, it's pretty much composed of the X-Men most popular women. So, thinking about it, I really think that Emma could actually be a choice. In terms of personality, yes, she clashes with pretty much all of them, but that would add a nice touch to the book, it would be a chance for Emma to prove herself without having Cyke by her side. I see it as an excellent opportunity for some development without the need for a man.
And also, in terms of powers she will be bringing something different. Her Diamond Form gives her invulnerability pretty much none of the current members have, just like strength, and being around two powerful telepaths like Betsy and Rachel could actually help her to fix her powers in the long run.
I don't know, I may be biased since I love Emma and all, but I really see her a possible choice.