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05:51:29 PM Oct 12th 2014
Would it be cool if I touched up the Students Characters page and added a few of the new students? It's been a while and the page needs some work.
03:48:04 AM Oct 13th 2014
11:19:40 AM Mar 19th 2014
Pulled this:

  • Required Secondary Powers: Often averted, many mutants need technological assistance to keep their powers from being a danger to themselves or others. For example, Cyclops needs to wear a visor or he'll blast everything in front of him whenever he has his eyes open.

Firstly, Cyclops innately has the ability to control his eyeblasts. Secondly, he most certainly has the Required Secondary Power of being completely immune to his own blasts. I'm sure there are PLENTY of examples, but Cyke isn't one.
11:49:14 AM Mar 19th 2014
I don't know if they've changed things or not, but for the majority of his existence, Cyclops couldn't control his blasts—if his eyes were open, they were blasting out.
12:11:09 PM Mar 19th 2014
I should have specified; he innately has the ability to do so, but can't because of a brain injury. Alternate dimensional versions of Scott (and clones) can, if they didn't have the same accident. That said, I'm not sure precisely what power they're claiming he doesn't have.

In any case, he's an awful example because he has an explicit Required Secondary Power. Hell, the fact he's immune to his own blasts is the only example that's actually in the description of Required Secondary Power.
07:38:18 AM Mar 20th 2014
Speaking of, I know there's at least one Mutant who doesn't seem to have required Primary powers. I forget his name, but he's mutated to have a lot of bird traits (beak, feathers, lightweight hollow bones), but doesn't have the ability to actually fly.
08:39:27 AM Mar 20th 2014
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That's Beak. I think he's more of an example of Super Power Russian Roulette.
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