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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.
10:14:36 PM May 14th 2013
I want to set up a page describing the newest iteration of X-Men Legacy-the one about Legion. I really have no idea where to get started-I've barely edited a page before. Anyone read it and have an idea of tropes that might apply?
08:01:48 AM Feb 22nd 2013
Why was the US federal government removed the Complete Monster on YMMV? It was pretty convincing that the US government in the X-men stories is evil.
08:53:59 AM Feb 22nd 2013
Groups can't be Complete Monsters, and no, the government is never portrayed as nearly so evil as is required by the Complete Monster trope. Actually read that trope. It's not just "so and so does something bad."
04:32:53 PM Nov 13th 2012
so how about we give a the Wolverine and the X-men comic it own page, considering it has unique character and it seems to not be going nowhere on the foreseeable future, Y/N?
02:04:43 PM Aug 8th 2012

  • Pettanko: Jubilee in her earlier appearances. More recent depictions have shown her with the standard Most Common Superpower, much to the outrage of some fans.

Pettanko is not a trope. UsefulNotes.Pettanko is a fanspeak term definition only. The tropes are A-Cup Angst (girl is sensitive about her lack of size) or Petite Pride (girl is proud of her flat-chestedness). Anything else is not a trope. Please return this example to the page under the correct trope if (and only if) it fits one of those two tropes.
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