Originally Posted by Angamb
so she always was part of an alternate universe. interesting.
in that case, the fans who read the storyarc back on 1982 and next years should have known since the very first comic that Rachel and the rest of the characters were part of an alternate future, right?
and then, where's the problem some fans were comenting some weeks ago about Rachel appearing in this sequel, with Scott and Jean dead?
Its the same scenario at the end of the day.
I wouldn't say since the first comic...the nature of time travel and the effects of changing the past were ambiguous to the characters and the reader. Rachel was a mystery because her mother was dead in our present and therefore could never conceive a child with Scott.
This suggested an alternate time line but as we know Jean Grey returned which left open that future's possibility. Ultimately though, Scott and Jean never had a girl.