Date: 2012-04-05 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Give her a slightly more revealing costume and she'd probably be the epitome of an 80s Metal album cover.

Date: 2012-04-06 06:57 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
It's like a memorial for spines.

Date: 2012-04-09 11:15 am (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Keira Knightley? Tomboy? I think I may have to forcefully evict that page's writer to the Ally McBeal universe.

Date: 2012-04-05 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
That's a new visual for her power right? Up until now I always thought she just had those simple yellow stepping disks (which were admittedly pretty cool looking)

Date: 2012-04-05 07:53 pm (UTC)
salinea: kid!Loki, smiling adorably (*g*)
From: [personal profile] salinea
anything that's not a cover or a mail page or something like that counts toward page count. This looks like half a page or maybe a quarter.

And yes, yes, she does ^_^

Date: 2012-04-05 08:08 pm (UTC)
bjornwilde: (Kait)
From: [personal profile] bjornwilde
I like then new look and that her discs can be in different orientations now. Before she could only make them parallel to the ground right?

Date: 2012-04-05 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
she could make them vertical, because she once opened up one beside her and let Captain America's shield sail through

Date: 2012-04-05 08:54 pm (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
Isn't that the untrustworthy cosmic android from the SWORD mini?

Date: 2012-04-05 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
Yes, it is -- and if I saw it talking to someone as young, idealistic, impressionable and powerful like Hope my first response would also be a running tackle and teleport.

Date: 2012-04-06 12:36 am (UTC)
bewareofgeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bewareofgeek
I'm a little disappointed. He was more interesting as SWORD's version (sort of) of Garak. Having him go full-tilt villain is much less creative.

Date: 2012-04-05 09:38 pm (UTC)
qalchemist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] qalchemist
Huh. Are those a bunch of tiny versions of Terminus?

Date: 2012-04-05 09:52 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I assume so, they look too much like little Terminii to be anything else.

Date: 2012-04-06 11:06 am (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
Terminici?

Date: 2012-04-07 11:31 am (UTC)
sir_mikael: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sir_mikael
Termites?

Date: 2012-04-06 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] spacebetween
I agree mainly because Terminus tends develop in stages. Starting at nanite stage, where they grow and eventually they combine to a singular large Terminus.

Hmmm guess Magneto can affect their organic metal skin like he can Colossus's.

Date: 2012-04-05 09:55 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yes, Illyana's Stepping Disks (borrowing the term from Larry Niven's "Known Space" where it's the name of their teleport tech) always used to be simple yellow disks.

As her teleport powers ARE her mutant power, not her arcane one, the pentagram seems a little bit OTT, but it's always been a cool visual.

Date: 2012-04-06 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I can't say I've read a lot with Magik in it, but I could have swore I saw the pentagrams there before. Plus, I was under the assumption that she went through a power overhaul from being in Hell and all that, so maybe her Mutant powers and her arcane powers are intertwined?

Whether it is or not, I can accept it because it looks METAL.

Date: 2012-04-06 10:21 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
She used pentagrams before, but when casting spells, rather than teleporting.

To highlight the fact she was a "corrupted" magic user, being two fifths evil because of the Beatrix Medallion only having two portions of her soul out of a possible five in it, when she created a casting circle around her self, she would face the base of the star (a position associated with black magic) but the circle would be formed of white fire (associated with white magic)

It looks cool, but I think I prefer the distinction between her mutant power and her magical skills to remain pronounced.

Date: 2012-04-06 07:33 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
Her powers remind me a lot of Wakfu's Yugo. Yugo's even more overpowered though, since he can shoot laser beams through his portals.

Date: 2012-04-06 10:18 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Other way around surely? :) Illyana's been doing this since the early 1980's.

Date: 2012-04-06 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
Well, yes, but I saw Wakfu first. Besides, Ilyana's powers used to look like simple yellow discs instead of awesome blue portals like Yugo's.

Another similarity that she and Yugo have is that a demonic villain wanted to exploit their teleportation powers to conquer the world. Except the demon harassing Yugo didn't want to marry him too.

Belasco is creepy.

Date: 2012-04-06 11:58 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Except the demon harassing Yugo didn't want to marry him too.

For which the Lord be thanked.

Date: 2012-04-06 10:56 am (UTC)
lascoden: Anarky (Default)
From: [personal profile] lascoden
Oh shit, don't her portals have to go through Limbo first? Bet that scared the hell out those people.

Date: 2012-04-06 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
These are the X-men. They've seen worse.

Date: 2012-04-06 12:00 pm (UTC)
lascoden: Anarky (Default)
From: [personal profile] lascoden
No, I mean the civilians. First they're being attacked by alien robots, then they're in hell, then they're ok. And there's glowing pentagrams everywhere.

Date: 2012-04-06 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] md84
Pfft. These are Marvel Universe civilians. They've probably seen worse.

Date: 2012-04-06 09:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
This'll just lend some credence to their hysteria when they go all "BURN THE WITCH!" on Illyana in gratitude for saving them.

Date: 2012-04-06 09:33 pm (UTC)
bruinsfan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, as it's been ages since I followed Illyana's story in the X-Men and New Mutants books, but when she's assumed Belasco's mystic powers in the past haven't they included immortality and physical invulnerability? So, if she wanted to, she could just switch to Darkchilde form and the explosive booby-traps Cyclops has had her fitted with wouldn't do more than muss her hair?

Date: 2012-04-07 12:55 am (UTC)
newnumber6: Ghostly being (Default)
From: [personal profile] newnumber6
I like her old ones better. There's just something intrinsictly magical about a glowing portal... you know it leads somewhere, but not necessarily where.

Pentagrams just seem... gimmicky. Like, "look at me, I'm quasi-evil and edgy!"

Date: 2012-04-08 04:05 am (UTC)
ar_feiniel: (pietro)
From: [personal profile] ar_feiniel
Not really into the pentagrams. Otherwise still a cool power.

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