Originally Posted by November Rain
the character that was throwing spikes at wolverine was originally created for the animated series known as x-men evolution.
it was a black character modelled on marrow who was a nephew of storms.
he managed to make a cameo in the x-men films and real comic book characters like gambit didn't.
people got upset.
No, you are wrong. The Evo character who was Storm's nephew was 'Spyke'
The movie character was 'Spike' based loosely on the comicbook character also called Spike - one version is a member of the X-Statix, another is in the New X-Men comic.
The moviemakers originally intended to put Omega Red into X3, to fight Wolverine, but for some reason scrapped that idea, perhaps to keep Omega Red for a Wolverine solo movie. We instead got a version of the comicbook Spike, who extruded bone projections from his wrist in a similar fashion to the way Omega Red's coils come from his wrist.
So, people shouldn't have 'got upset' unless they didn't know better. Spike in the movie is based on the mutant Spike from the comics.
I'd rather see a brief scene with the small character Spike than a brief scene with the more well-known Gambit.