Crazy Cyclops Once Fought His Own Team | Screen Rant
After a battle with his fellow X-Men, Scott Summers turns on his team in a fit of rage - but Cyclops always has a method to his madness.
Scott Summers has been an integral part of the X-Men team since the first issue back in 1963, but things weren't always as peaceful among the team as they are now. The normally calm and collected Cyclops once caused chaos by unexpectedly turning on his fellow mutants after their battle with the psionic Proteus. However, things aren't what they seem...
During the Power of Proteus story line written by Chris Claremont, the trust and loyalty that is a key part of the X-Men crew is tested. In Uncanny X-Men issue 127, Cyclops ends up fighting his friends as well as the villains of the story. A scuffle with Moira McTaggert leaves him out cold, and he is left lying on the ground as easy prey until the team pulls themselves back together.
Wolverine is left spooked by how easily Proteus defeated the team and Cyclops antagonizes him by accusing him of faking. Summers gets Logan so riled up that his claws come out and he takes a swipe at him. Love rivals Logan and Scott need no excuse to fight, having a tension between them that has lasted throughout the X-Men history, but the confrontation between them in this issue is completely out of character. Colossus tries to break up the fight, but Summer's deadly optic blasts bounce off his metallic exterior and hit Wolverine. The insults between the pair continue, getting Wolverine even more riled up. Nightcrawler is thrown into the brawl before Storm stops the fight with her weather wielding powers.
The whole story turns out to be a test devised by Scott to trick each member of the team into proving they were really worthy of facing Proteus again. The only member of the group aware of the plan was Jean, who had read Scott's mind earlier in the day. Jean played dumb so she could be a safety net if things went drastically wrong. After the confrontation the focus goes to the X-Men chasing Proteus down before he can do any more damage. Claremont sneaks in some well known Scottish landmarks such as Cullodon Muir and Edinburgh Zoo to emphasize the fact they are on Moira's turf. The beautiful Edinburgh landscape drawn by John Byrne provides a backdrop to the argument between Moira and her estranged husband and the arrival of the X-Men. The famous crag where the extinct volcano Arthur's Seat sits is the perfect spot for the X-Men's arrival.
Proteus continues to leave a pile of bodies behind him, with his strength growing at each kill. He possess his father with his powers and soon sets his sights on his mother Moira. The X-Men swoop in, united again after Cyclops's earlier deception. Proteus tries some of his reality altering tricks, flooring the X-Men once again. The issue ends of a cliffhanger, meaning hooked readers have to buy the next issue to see if the X-Men are triumphant in saving Moira, The only thing that is for sure is that Cyclops' earlier fraud really did help make the team stronger.
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