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#1  Edited By BaBaBoom

As an Asian man (Filipino to be exact) and a fan of Western comics and other nerdy Western things. I kind of feel for the guys who are asking if there would be Asian characters in Star Wars. I think it's a fair question since Asians doesn't seem to exist anywhere (unless it's a hot Asian chick with an exotic accent). But, it should've been worded better and more specific. Asian representation in any medium has always been in the negative. Until recently, Asians have always been portrayed in very stereotypical roles in many major films, comics, etc... and it actually affected how American born Asians view themselves as they grow up along with how other people view Asians. Gene Luen Yang, a Chinese-American comic book writer, wrote the graphic novel "American Born Chinese" dealing with that very issue. It's a fantastic read if you are interested in learning about other cultures in America. I actually would like to see Gene Luen Yang create an Asian-American superhero for Marvel that properly represents Asian-Americans like the way Ms. Marvel represents Pakistani/second generation immigrants (like myself).

Personally, I don't care whether there's an Asian person in whatever I'm reading/watching/playing since, in my experience, they have always been portrayed as a stereotype, most commonly the nerd and the dragon lady stereotype. Also, I don't know if this is sexist or not, but it always bothered me that the ratio between female and male Asian characters favors the female side by an extreme amount (are there a lot of Asian female comic book readers out there?). At least balance the scale a bit more. Amadeus Cho is the only male Asian character I can think of that doesn't suck. The Iron Fist would have been a great Asian superhero but, he's white.

Other than this bit, I agree with pretty much everything you have to say along with @mcklayn, @hawk2916, @koays, and @sprior93's posts.

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@hawk2916 said:

My villains are a combined entity of Jason Aaron, Bendis, and Morrison. They are like a Bastion/Cameron Hodge/Onslaught type thing

I think you're gonna need help with a villain as strong and over-rated as that, we should team up!

@koays said:

Lol but how will they ever get anything done? Aaron and Bendis' need to not accomplish anything will conflict with Morrison' need to bring everything to an end. And Aaron's and Morrison's need to create weird horrifically hideous mutants with stupid powers will directly conflict with Bendis' need to create weird pretty boy teenage mutants with stupid powers.

*Aarendison creates a new character with the lower body of a chicken, the arms of a lobster,with a body covered with eyes and has a face of a pretty boy. This abomination is called the Gold-Eye-Lobster-Chicken-Boy! He has the power to fart sugar, spice and everything nice! He's also forced to come out of the closet by a very intrusive telepath teammate that everyone loves because progress!*

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@sprior93: Because it makes it neat.

As much as I hate having my favorite mutants being used as wallpaper, I would rather have them in the background doing nothing knowing that they are alive than having them killed off in a wipe-out event. Dead mutants can't have a chance to be added in a story but alive ones could still be used by writers eventually.

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Now if only Marvel know this...

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@hawk2916 said:

Her forgiveness would come if they go back to their own time

which is never cause then i would quit x-men comics for another ten yrs!!!!!!! also other jean grey fans will drop the book.

I got into comics when Jean is dead and couldn't care less about her, I'm pretty sure I'm not alone. As far as I'm aware, Jean Grey is just this over-rated Mary Sue that, for some reason, has a lot of fans (a phenomenon that could probably be compared to Bella Swan fans). Hope Summers is THE Jean Grey-like character that I was introduced to and I would rather have her take the spotlight again than read another one of Jean Grey's "Oh no! The guys in my team aren't into me and are thinking about other girls! hue... hue... hue... I'm Jean Grey, goddammit! I'M SPECIAL!!!" moments. (PS. Hope > Jean, Rachel > Jean, Emma > Jean, Toad < Jean I'll give her that much) My negative impression of Jean Grey could be attributed to BMB's portrayal of her since that's the first book that I've read with her as a main character.

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Her forgiveness would come if they go back to their own time

I agree, that will be the only time when I'll forgive her. What she did with Iceboy left an extremely bad taste in my mouth, BMB should've known better.

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Is this a confirmed thing or just a theory?

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Yes they are too many X-Men but, it is as it should be imo. They are not like the Avengers, New Warriors or whatever superhero team out there. The X-Men is a team of a people/species trying to survive in a world that fears them. Key word being "trying to survive." Their duty is not to group up together to beat a big bad guy, although they do it anyway, but to help their species thrive and be safe. This has been best represented during the post-M-day era until pre-Schism. I actually like it better when the X-Men act more like a paramilitary organization than a superhero team.

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#10  Edited By BaBaBoom

It never happened, the High Evolutionary is being a prankster brat like he usually is.

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