Blackcyclops wrote: ↑
07 Aug 2018, 20:24
Well Mesmero’s manipulation and Nova’s seem to be very different things...
Nova’s infection is meant to be subtle and apart of the larger overall story being told about Nova’s plans. It’s not as if her affecting Rachel are isolated events meant to be used in a following story outright. Plus we’ve seen that nova’s reach extends in a larger way (hence her manipulation of Storm before) and can be much less overt (so far she hasn’t acted badly). That’s a different thread and seed. Just like with the Forge thing. Forge is hanging out with Dazzler but doesn’t preclude him from being also subtly controlled by Nova in his non-fixing stage equipment time.
I see that as not an issue of editorial negligence at all. Because it’s a background thing all the while, other things are happening.
I totally get what's going on plot wise in Red, but it's just incredibly odd to have Jean be the person to scan Rachel's mind in Gold to look for psychic manipulations and not find anything. It's weird that you have the same two characters (Jean and Rachel) appearing in two different books dealing with two incredibly similar plots of Rachel being manipulated and not have them reference it at all.
Again, I understand that Cassandra's moving and scheming in the back ground, so it would have been weird if Jean had said that she didn't detect Mesmero but she did detect Cassandra because that could ruin whatever the end game is in Red. I get that.
What I don't get is why, from an editorial stand point, it was decided to have Jean be the person to scan Rachel's mind in Gold. I know Emma is gone, but with it begin such a small cameo, they could have used a Cuckoo or Psylocke to the same effect.
And the thing with Forge, to me is different. I'm fine with him being manipulated in Red and it not affecting Astonishing or being referenced. The difference being, he wasn't just scanned by the X-men's telepath supreme and given a bill of clean mental health nor should anyone expect him to be manipulated, unlike what's been happening to Rachel throughout Gold.
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