The Weakest Of The X-Men
Marvel Comics has made the outcast freaks something for all of us to aspire to. While other comics were playing it safe with their characters Marvel turned on their heroes and gave them internal leprosy and this disease sold comics, toys, movies, even video games like you wouldn’t believe.
But you have to admit it's gone a little too far. They’ve exploited every trait in their mutant culture. Things have been increasingly turning more cheesy. Look at: Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat for PS3 as evidence. What the hell was the thinking here guys? Are you really that hard up for a buck? I thought you were the master console race.
All of this got me thinking: which X-Men is the Weakest link? And I answer Charles Francis Xavier better known as Professor X. Here’s why:
I never understood this. If his power is mind control can’t he just control his mind and make himself walk? Is that really a stretch for his superhuman ability? He’s able to hack into everyone’s mind but at no point does he think, “Hmmm, maybe I should use my own powers on myself?”
Does this guy have Münchhausen syndrome?
2. Holier than thou my bum.
Xavier’s gift is telepath. He is all about peace and keeping a balance between mutants and humans. Stan Lee modelled this character after Martin Luther King Jr.
All of this is cool, but did you know Xavier has a demon inside him? X-Men #106 (August 1977) the Evil Professor X is introduced. Check it out if you haven’t, it's a breath of fresh air.
But why does this make him weak? Professor X is notorious for helping others but can anyone remember one time he looked into himself? Imagine if he did.
If Jean Grey is supposed to be this crazy all powerful mutant why isn’t Xavier? Why isn't this darkside explored more? Being perfect is boring -- look at Superman. I wouldn't mind seeing this side of X explored more in games, movies, comics, etc.
All this guy ever wants to do is talk. Dr. Phil meet your equal. X has the power to make you think anything but he wants to chat your head off. I’m not saying take away someone’s freewill but maybe show them both paths and let them decide. Instead his number one tactic is talking... How exciting.
There are hundreds of mutants out there with lame gifts. Xavier made it to the top of my list as the weakest X-Men because of how much potential he has and how utterly boring he is. Come on Marvel. Seriously. I understand what it's like to get an idea and run with it, but at some point you gotta step up your game a bit.
What do you think? Am I wrong? Who is your least favorite of the X-Men?