Date: 2017-04-16 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
"Here Lies Paige Guthrie's Characterisation.

Not one of Mystique's biggest fans, but... that there?
That was just awful. On so many levels.
(Clone? Evil duplicate? Robot? Sister who has never been mentioned or hinted at before? Daughter with a grudge?)
But, uh, hey. The ponytail look sort of works for her. That's good, right?
... right?

Date: 2017-04-16 04:47 pm (UTC)
flint_marko: (Trinity)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
At least with Paige, Jason Aaron revealed that her secondary mutation was making her crazy.

Cullen Bunn later established that whenever Mystique shapeshifted, her brain changed subtly, affecting her memories and personality, explaining her inconsistent characterization. Though it's really sad that we went from Mike Carey's complex character to Aaron's mustache-twirling villain here. I can't think of a writer who did more damage to her character than he did.

Date: 2017-04-16 09:02 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
What IS her secondary mutation?

Date: 2017-04-16 09:47 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
What does "altering her mental state" mean?

Date: 2017-04-16 11:02 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
"Muh powahs are makin me cuh-RAZEEE!"

Yeah, it doesn't sound any better. I assume it was to be like Morrison's 'Crazy Jane', a character with a different superpower for each personality. This just seems like gross instability and fits of mania/psychosis tied to her husk power breaking down.

Date: 2017-04-16 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
And then they rehired her to be the guidance counselor for the students.

Because being responsible for their mental health when she recently refused to take care of her own makes a ton of sense.

Date: 2017-04-17 08:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
You could argue seeing how badly ignoring her own mental health went would give her a powerful motivation to stop others from making the same mistake.

Or that the X-Men are terrible at running at school.

I'd say some of both.

Date: 2017-04-25 08:14 am (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
I don't think you can blame it all on Aaron, wasn't Bendis doing much of the same during this time period? If not worse, going by what Mystique did to Dazzler and being Xavier's secret lover.

Date: 2017-04-25 05:16 pm (UTC)
flint_marko: (Trinity)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
The stuff with Xavier was weird, but Bendis's Mystique was still a somewhat sympathetic character, like how she bought Madripoor so mutants could have a place to go. Jason Aaron just had her as a mustache-twirling villain teaching kids how to be evil.

Date: 2017-04-28 05:42 pm (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
Whatever happened to that Madripoor plot thread? These days Tyger is running Madripoor again.

Date: 2017-04-28 06:34 pm (UTC)
flint_marko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
I'm guessing Mystique just gave up on her plans when the terrigen stuff started.

Date: 2017-04-28 07:08 pm (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
That and she "bought" Madripoor from Hydra's Viper, who wasn't the one in charge of Madripoor anyway. Not politically.

Date: 2017-04-17 02:58 am (UTC)
lbd_nytetrayn: Star Force Dragonzord Power! (Default)
From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
The ponytail does suit her well.

Date: 2017-04-16 05:06 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Master Pandemonium, teaching a class on how to come out on top in deals with devils?


Date: 2017-04-16 05:40 pm (UTC)
every_spiegel: (hearts)
From: [personal profile] every_spiegel
Oooh, Latverian soccer match must be THE scariest filed trip of all!

Date: 2017-04-16 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Only if someone cheats.

Doom takes clean sports seriously.

Date: 2017-04-16 09:03 pm (UTC)
dr_archeville: Doctor Arkeville (Default)
From: [personal profile] dr_archeville
Sauron's greatest scientific achievement was designing that labocat.


Date: 2017-04-16 09:48 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Unstable molecules.... Or it's an image inducer?

Date: 2017-04-16 10:03 pm (UTC)
ovaltinepatrol: Chairman Kaga from Iron Chef (Default)
From: [personal profile] ovaltinepatrol
Build a remote, hidden school, staff it with super villains, snag the siege perilous...this seems like a huge up-front investment to sell some sentinels.

Date: 2017-04-16 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
It's kind of embarrassing that the Friends of Humanity back in the 90s cartoon had a better and more effective to stoke up anti-mutant sentiment.
Just pretend to be a mutant, make a scene, and that was that.

Date: 2017-04-16 10:36 pm (UTC)
ovaltinepatrol: Chairman Kaga from Iron Chef (Default)
From: [personal profile] ovaltinepatrol
This would make more sense as some kind of Mojoworld version of a reality show, either about the students themselves or about the Hellfire Brats (maybe like a Shark Tank kind of thing).

Date: 2017-04-17 05:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
Did the editors fall asleep on this, because I admit I bash on The X-men unapologetic on a frequent basis, but "stuffing loved ones in a refrigerator?" That's the last thing I'd hear coming out from a Mystique mouth, it's actually rather insulting.

I can't help but wonder if that was a jab to Simone by Jason to have a woman say it?

Course I could be wrong.

Date: 2017-04-17 05:37 am (UTC)
sarahnewlin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sarahnewlin
Does Jason have tension with Simone?

Date: 2017-04-17 06:22 am (UTC)
tigerkaya: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
Not to my knowledge could just be a teaseing moment.

Date: 2017-04-25 08:16 am (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
Don't think so. They seem to get along just fine.


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