X-Men 97: The Animated Series

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  1. Dr Kain

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    I will say one thing, can Charles and Magneto just get a room already instead of pushing their lover's spat onto everyone else?
     
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    I haven't read nearly as many X-Men comics as I wanted, but wasn't "Slim" also Scott's nickname when he was a football player in high school?
     
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    They truly broke up and made it everyone’s problem
     
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    This finale was entertaining, but as someone who hasn't read the books since the mid 90's, a few things left me a smidge perplexed.

    How did Bastion get those additional powers/recover so quickly after getting slapped around by Phoenix?

    Mr. Sinister is a troll?!? lol

    The whole breathing in space thing was just odd, and it was EVERYONE!.. and how did no one get vacuumed into space when they were blowing holes all throughout Asteroid M?

    Looks like Onslaught will be an additional plotline for Season 2 in tandem with the birth of Apocalypse.

    Looks like I'll be watching the finale again tonight... and am I the only one who watches the entire opening?
     
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    X-men '97 Season 1 full review

    Pros:

    Art/animation/music/Voice acting

    A good mix of action and dramatics and character moments

    Thrilling action sequences. It almost felt like anime.

    Giving attention to a wide variety of comic stories over a wide time period (80-90-2000-2010)


    Cons

    WAY too many characters!
    IMO, Wolverine,Bishop, Morph, and Beast were underserved. Sunspot while better than the Fox movies could have been more fiery.
    Even the old show with 7 members usually focused on small groups of 3-5 and saved all 7 for big stories. Bishop almost felt like a bait and switch.
    Morph is 90 percent one liners and cameo machine. He should have not been bought back as a full time member.

    Some storylines like Inferno and Lifedeath were too rushed and needed time to breathe.


    Overall: I'm excited for a Season 2!

    8.5/10
     
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    Morph kind of needed to be a full time member considering how the original show ended with them rejoining the team
     
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    They do come off as two parents trying to manipulate their wards into choosing which of them is right. And its never in the benefit of the wards just these two barking at each other. Personally I think that the team should just drop Charles and Eric and start fresh elsewhere.
     
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    Every time “Slim” sporadically showed up in something I always rolled my eyes and would think “stop trying to make ‘Slim’ a thing!”

    I don’t know which Marvel writer started that but it never caught on. The funny thing is lots of characters had appropriate and cool nicknames but this one never stuck but routinely resurfaces like an unwanted cold sore.

    Btw, yall catch Jubilee’s pet insult for Bastion? She called him a sleazoid. Which I believe she only used in the comics when referring to the Brood. Now that’s another deep cut I can totally appreciate!

    (And again, this show has made me appreciate a character (Jubilee), who’s I’d typically ignore.)
     
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    That would be Stan Lee. :)  But you're right, it didn't catch on, he became "Scott" a couple issues later.

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    It's worth noting that one can be Jewish without having a traditional Jewish surname. I'd question whether Pryde is a traditional Jewish name. Me thinks Marvel over thought this one a bit.
     
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    It still pops up occasionally through out the years. I always thought it was particularly stupid because he was as rip as every other superhero so definitely not "slim"
     
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    Question from the back of the class...was "Slim" an actual common nickname in general for "Scott" in the first half of the 20th Century?
     
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    Nope. Slim was decidedly a nickname specific to Scott Summers. Apparently because he had a "slender build" when he was younger. Personally it's not a nickname I was ever a fan of despite Scott being my favorite X-Man.
     
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    I would tend to agree but as a WASP I also tend to forget that being Jewish is as much culture as it is simply religious
     
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    Pryde definitely isn't a Jewish name. But it didn't come about because of an agenda to erase a Jewish character's ethnic background.
     
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    I wondered why him and cap were just hanging around. That was not like them
     
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    Yeah, the cameos tend to work better when it's just a little snapshot of the heroes, and they don't really understand what's going on. Here Iron Man and Cap are basically watching what's happening on TV like, "Hope the president's got a good idea to get us out of this one."
     
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    Because, not trying to be snarky, they’re not the stars of the show. Furthermore, they’re the two highest profile and best known characters to have next to the POTUS during a superhero crisis. Having them do anything except “show up” would have interfered with the narrative.

    At the end of the day, you can include them in a cameo appearance or not. I thought it worked best to show them because it demonstrates the X-men live in a world with other high profile heroes. Plus it possibly foreshadows future run-ins with them…
     
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    I took their cameo as them more or less playing body guard for the president, if the Avengers are a team at this point then they're typically government sponsored, which means they could have been ordered to have a presence there to protect Kelly.
     
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