So the ending to the Dark Angel Saga is over and done with, but I got to thinking about the curve ball ending Remender threw readers. Personally I was expecting Warren’s death. Like dead and gone from the Marvel Universe. I was surprised at the end when Warren’s body is alive but pretty much every thing else about him is gone. I guess the seed gave made him a blank slate.
Initially I thought that wasn’t so bad. I mean Warren is still alive right? It’d be worse if he were dead. But then I got to thinking of how much it would suck for that situation to play out in real life. I couldn’t imagine someone I love or care for not having memories of me. Someone you love doesn’t recognize you or acknowledge your relationship? That sucks! Maybe it’s not bad as death, but it’s still pretty terrible. I can’t imagine having to cope with that.
I guess the hope for fans of Warren is that he is alive and there may be some hope for him retuning to normal.
So I’ve been looking around Tumblr the past couple weeks and I’ve noticed a lot of people are getting upset over what happened between Laura and Julian. I’ve made a post about it before, but I sympathize a lot of with what people are saying. I’ve been a fan of Laura since NYX and her “Marvel Next” mini series. I became a fan of Julian when I started reading New X-Men.
Anyway in X’s solo book it looked like Liu was setting up for a nice reunion between the two and possibly them working out a relationship that never really got going in the first place. It always seemed this two were off and on, maybe so maybe not. Well to my surprise Liu decided to keep them apart and I think it makes sense, as much as I think it sucks at the same time.
I don’t think either character or their history together has been ruined. In fact it’s probably just been given a new wrinkle. Laura and Julian remind me of a younger version of Rogue and Gambit. Off and on. There’s something there but for what ever reason it doesn’t happen. Perhaps this is what Laura and Julian will be like in the future. Who’s to say what will happen in future stories?
Another thing I noticed is that relationships within the X-Men don’t seem to go well at all. Check it out:
- Scott and Jean- Probably the biggest and most tragic.
- Scott and Emma- Both have kept secrets from the other and now there’s Namor.
- Betsy and Warren- One of the more tragic ones in recent stories.
- Kitty and Pete- Seems every time they get together they are torn apart again.
- Rogue and Gambit- Long term ups and downs
- Polaris and Havok- Not sure if they count or not. Where the hell are they anyway?
- Wolverine and ?- A lot of his ladies have been killed right?
I’m sure I’m forgetting some, but those are the ones that stand out to me. I guess my main point is that it’s not the end of the Laura and Julian. So people should not get too upset over it. Nothing in comic books seems permanent.