In which the band gets back together; Dani faces down Death; Sam takes Lila home to meet his mom; revenge is a dish best left unserved; there is nothing sadder than Warlock confused by the concept of death; Kitty Pryde has a some opinions about identity politics; and X-Men has not been great with textual representations of neurodiversity.
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In which Legion grows from setting to protagonist; Rachel is a master of narrative rationalization; “Claremont” is a verb; Warlock befriends an airplane; Xavier owns a significant mistake; New Mutants does a deep dive into power dynamics; you should go read X-Men: Legacy already; and Si reveals the true secret nature of reality.
Blindfold (Ruth Aldine)
Legion (David Haller)
Mental illness in fiction
New Mutants #26-28
Appropriate gym apparel
Rachel’s favorite scene from any X-book, ever
Roughly 20 years of condensed continuity
The Age of Apocalypse
Age of X
X-Men: Legacy vol. 2
David Haller’s accent
A visual metaphor
The true secret nature of reality
The Franklin Richards Universe Hypothesis
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