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Flavio Sapha
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When you came up with DOFP, was Rachel supposed to be the daughter of
Scott and Jean or was that something that got tacked on later?
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As originally plotted by me, months before "The Fate of the Phoenix", Rachel was supposed to be Scott and Jean's daughter. As issue 137 turned out, that became impossible, but she was too central to the story to be eliminated, so I just left her as a generic telepath, and assumed Chris would not use the Scottt & Jean connection since it no longer worked.

Silly me.

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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 03 September 2007 at 7:25am | IP Logged | 3  

Even though I thought it was something along these lines, I am stupefact. 

Thanks for the answer!


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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 03 September 2007 at 7:29am | IP Logged | 4  

Como?

Interesting trivia.  I learn something new here everyday.

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Jason Schulman
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Rachel Summers becoming a regular character in Uncanny X-Men was a first step in my losing interest in the mutant corner of the Marvel U. Regular characters should not have backstories that are so convoluted. (Of course, "convoluted backstory" and "X-Men" are practically synonyms now.) 
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Joe Smith
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Posted: 03 September 2007 at 12:24pm | IP Logged | 6  

very true.

once I had to twist my brain around the 'fact' that Rachel was from another timeline, all the good JrJr art in the world couldn't keep me there.
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Matt Reed
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Posted: 03 September 2007 at 12:31pm | IP Logged | 7  

The X-Men are to Marvel what The Legion of Superheroes are to DC.  Both are so overly convoluted as to be impregnable to anyone who hasn't been following them for decades and even for those fans who have!
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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 03 September 2007 at 12:32pm | IP Logged | 8  

Well, adding Longshot, Mojo and Spiral to the mix didnīt help any either!
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Kevin Hagerman
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Thanks, Flavio.  Now I have to go back on Those Pills again until I forget...
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Charles Jones
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Rachel was one of the things that was the beginning of the end for me on X-men when she came to the "past". After her introduction as Scott and Jeans daughter from the future alternate timeline we had Cable and possibly Bishop and rumors of Shatterstar and others, I always hated the idea of I'm your brother from the future alternate timeline that might or might not happen.
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Ray Brady
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"The X-Men are to Marvel what The Legion of Superheroes are to DC."
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Except that the X-Men have far more members...
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Simon Abbey
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I dunno -- seems like The Legion wipes the slate clean every decade or so... which is why I can still read its books.

BTW, when I commission a page of art, it'll be a very limited, carefully defined Legion page.
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