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Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 03 Jan 2019, 19:14
by Dean Clayton
https://uncannyxmen.net/characters/siena-blaze
One of the most powerful mutants ever recording, Siena Blaze could potentially destroy all life on Earth every time she used her powers. Although built up as a major threat power wise, her character never developed much as a reoccurring nemesis from the Upstarts. She was offered up the Ultraverse when Marvel bought Malibu Comics, but her time in the All New Exiles only lasted a year. Siena was killed by Weapon X in the Neverland concentration camps but, like many mutants, her return is always possible. Read about the 90's evil mistress of electromagnetism...SIENA BLAZE!"
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Re: Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 03 Jan 2019, 20:04
by Nu-D
I remember being excited by Blaze when she first appeared in X-Men Unlimited. But then she never amounted to anything. Symptomatic of that whole first generation of stories after Claremont’s departure.

Re: Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 03 Jan 2019, 20:09
by Jazzkantine
Didnt see that one coming. Great spotlight, I think the writers could have done very much more with her.

Re: Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 03:54
by Gibbering Fool
Another 90s character who I thought was a bigger deal as a child, because she had multiple trading cards. I never actually knew much about her until I read this.

Re: Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 22:22
by EvilMonkeyPope
I was promised silver embossing!

Re: Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 22:52
by Jazzkantine
I heard a rumor that she was supposed to join the X-Men?

But it is some kind of funny, the 90s introduced a lot of those (bio) electricity-wavelength-atmosphere based mutants. Scanner, Milan, Katu, Sienna Blaze, Phantazia, Dragoness..

Re: Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 07 Jan 2019, 15:55
by Nu-D
Jazzkantine wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 22:52
I heard a rumor that she was supposed to join the X-Men?

But it is some kind of funny, the 90s introduced a lot of those (bio) electricity-wavelength-atmosphere based mutants. Scanner, Milan, Katu, Sienna Blaze, Phantazia, Dragoness..
“Supposed” by whom?

The thing about that first post-CC era was that nobody had any developed plans. Writers were just throwing all their “kewl” ideas into books to see what stuck (not much did). Sienna Blaze was probably a character someone had been doodling in his notebook since eighth grade, and when he finally got a chance to put her into a comic, he had no idea what powers and personality to give her, so the’d just wing it and see what happened. That’s why they all have “bio-electric” powers; because that’s what came to mind in the moment.

Admittedly, this is just my speculation as someone who was reading the books at the time and could see that there was no direction.

Re: Spotlight on SIENA BLAZE!

Posted: 07 Jan 2019, 16:32
by Jazzkantine
Nu-D wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 15:55
Jazzkantine wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 22:52
I heard a rumor that she was supposed to join the X-Men?

But it is some kind of funny, the 90s introduced a lot of those (bio) electricity-wavelength-atmosphere based mutants. Scanner, Milan, Katu, Sienna Blaze, Phantazia, Dragoness..
“Supposed” by whom?

The thing about that first post-CC era was that nobody had any developed plans. Writers were just throwing all their “kewl” ideas into books to see what stuck (not much did). Sienna Blaze was probably a character someone had been doodling in his notebook since eighth grade, and when he finally got a chance to put her into a comic, he had no idea what powers and personality to give her, so the’d just wing it and see what happened. That’s why they all have “bio-electric” powers; because that’s what came to mind in the moment.

Admittedly, this is just my speculation as someone who was reading the books at the time and could see that there was no direction.
Not sure where I read that. I think it was in an interview (years later) with a writer from that time. After meeting Xavier, there were plans to have Sienna join the X-Men. Like I said, I can’t remember where exactly that has been mentioned but it doesn’t matter. It just poked in my head.