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My favorite comics friendship is among Emma Frost's second Hellions: specifically Cessily Kincaid (Mercury) and Julian Keller (Hellion). Neither of them are really in the spotlight right now, so we don't really get moments between them anymore, but I'm a big fan of their relationship back in the day.

The thing about these two is that they have this great brother-sister vibe. They watch out for each other, they joke, they fight, they lean on each other when their friends are dying (listen, it's tough to be an X-Kid, what can I say), etc., and there's no romantic undertone. When Hellion hangs out with Mercurt, he's actually a nice guy. It halfway makes me want to ship the two of them.

The truth is that the connection between all of the Hellions (Mercury, Hellion, Tag, Rockslide, Dust and Wither--and X-23, even though she was never officially a Hellion) have with each other is something special. (Which is funny because it seemed like at the beginning of New X-Men that the guys we were supposed to identify with were the New Mutants, and the Hellions were supposed to be antagonists.)

Anyway, here are a few moments that showcase their friendship:

New X-Men #2: Hellion and the Hellions.

New X-Men #4: Cessily invites Wither to join them at lunch, Julian asks for a sidebar.

New X-Men Hellions #3: The Kingmaker has just granted all of them their fondest wish, and Kevin no longer has his death touch.

New X-Men #21: In the aftermath of M-Day, tensions are running high as a whole bunch of the kids have lost their powers, including David and Sofia, who are dating Nori and Julian (respectively). Julian says that David doesn't belong with them, Nori gets angry, Sofia breaks up with him, and Nori and Julian are about to fight it out, when Wolverine shows up and drops X-23 in to their laps.

New X-Men #43: Nori kisses Julian to push David away and Laura kind of flips out because she has a crush on Julian. Yeah, a little bit has changed in the past 22 issues. Anyway, while Cessily is comforting Laura (another great friendship there), Sooraya comes to check on Julian.

And there you go.

Date: 2010-11-04 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thatguyfromcanada
Absolutely. Surge is definitely my favourite of the bunch, awful appearances lately aside, but the whole lot of them (and the interactions between them) are just great. Too bad it's all Generation Hope these days...


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