Don't get me wrong. This is an amzing series and was a major into for me to X-Men. However, the biggest problem with the series is that it cannot be taken too seriously at any one point, only as a whole. This series has insanely long entires on the Draco In Leather Pants, Ron The Death Eater, Alternate Character Interpretation, and Relationship Writing Fumble pages becuase the wirting was just so inconsistent. Lance(Avalanche) ran three or four alignments. Why did the character fluctuate so badly? There were 2 main reasons: A) The Romantic Plot Tumor reason:
- The show, being set in High School where mutants were only outed halfway through, started with a Wake Up Go To School Save The World style, with more School than World-Saving (one gets the idea that they were trying to build up relationships with the community so we'd see them tested when mutants were outed). Since there was more School than World-Saving, we got to deal with the inveitable Love Triangle and UST tropes of teen dramas. this wouldn's have bene as bad, except the creators didn't know when we should root for something:
- Lance/Kitty: In his intro and 2/3s of season one, Lance was a Jerkass who displayed mild attraction to Kitty. Then in season 2 he started as a Jerkwith A Heart Of Gold and went between there and Jerkass as needed (Joyride being the most confusing).
- Jean/Scott/Rogue: Got tough becuase of scott's Single Target Sexuality for Jean, both Jean and Scott getting bad writing, and Rogue being the Ensamble Darkhorse and only getting another Love Intrest in the fourth to last episode (his last apparence).
- People were derailed for purpose of plot (helloooo Joyride!) all the time. Wolverine was fair or too tough depending on the plot. Scott was normal or a stick in the mud Dot P. Lance was good or evil Dot P. Other examples of what varied: Kitty's ditziness, Kurt's insecurity, Mystique's instability, Todd's level of jerkass, if Pietro was at all sympathetic, Jean's Ice Queen -ish-ness (rare, but a few bad scenes...), and whether the brotherhood as a whole wre villains or pathetic.
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