Thread: X-Men - Part 5
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #187
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I don't know, I disagree that Layla was interesting before. Bendis gave her really, really, really vague powers to serve one purpose in House of M and then tossed her away. Peter David pretty much had to invent her whole characterization himself, so I can't really fault him for shifting her powers around to something more tangible that he could work with.

And as nice as it sounds to have the characters turn up elsewhere, I have a feeling they're just going to languish in obscurity. David built a really strange cast of castoffs and nobodies, for the most part. It worked so well because they were all characters you could see happily existing on the fringes and not wanting to get any closer to the "real" X-stuff.

SCANLAN: I have an itch... and it can only be scratched with a cowbell. Do you have a cowbell anywhere around here?
KYLE: ... Your kid is weird.
SCANLAN: I'm not a child!
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