In last part I discussed about the commanders of the war. In the 2nd part I’ll talk about the key players in the war.
Three of the key players in Avengers vs X-Men are the most powerful women in marvel universe.
Hope Summers: The Mutant Messiah around whom the whole story is concentrated. Now what X-Men and Avengers want from hope is clear by this part but in the war everyone is ignoring what Hope wants for herself. She is getting into a Jean Gray like situation who ultimately paid the price by her death. By this time its clear that she wants a superhero career of her own and wants to help people instead of staying at an island under someone’s command whom she is not even sure likes or not. Hope can be a tough rebel if she ever wanted to be one so it would be interesting to see what plans are going on in her mind. .
Scarlet Witch: The chief reason Mutantkind went almost extinct after House of M event makes her comeback and clearly a lot is there in stores for her. Vision has a growing hatred for her. It’s clear by the time the series ends Wanda would be a part of Avengers again and it would be interesting
Miss Marvel: Carol Denvers takes the mantle of Captain Marvel as cosmic forces too are getting ready for the arrival of phoenix. What part she is going to play is unclear at this moment but getting into such a big role defiantly means big plans for her. He encounter with Hope Phoenix would be spectacular.
Other Key Players
Storm: She’s been an avenger for a short while and is married to a prominent Avenger the former Black Panther T’challa. she’s a character that would absolutely follow her heart and what she thought was the correct course of action — regardless of what T’Challa might think. While fanboys speculate that she is going to break up with T’Challa at certain point and what if this is that certain point where things get tough for both of them to be carried further.
Namor: Whatever Namor does is because there is something in his and Atlantis’s interest. He Joined Cyclops because the power lies around him and Namor can use this advantage for Atlantis. Utopia is not an ideal place to live but for Namor it serves some purpose what makes him stay among the team. He has been a friend of Steve Rogers for a long time and he won’t rush into the battle against him, or would he ?
The Braddocks: “Avengers Vs. X-Men” is also a conflict that will divide families. Brian Braddock AKA Captain Britain recently joined the Secret Avengers and his sister, Elizabeth is better known as the X-Force member Psylocke. Both are in teams which do the dirty jobs that no-one does and works in shadows. Which way they turn out would be interesting to know.
Suggested reading order.
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga
- Avengers: Disassembled
- House of M
- X-Men: Messiah Complex
- X-Force / Cable: Messiah War
- X-Men: Second Coming
- Avengers Vol. 1 (by Brian Michael Bendis)
- New Avengers Vol. 1 (by Brian Michael Bendis)
- Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope
- Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
- X-Men: Schism
- Avengers Vs. X-Men: It’s Coming