Bamfing_Bob wrote:So, I had a ton written down, then I tried to quote you and lost everything. Ugh...
Kurt Waggoner doesn't have alot of options.
To be honest, I don't have a problem with him returning to a dead world and being raised by robots, being stuck traversing with Dazzler across universes forever, showing up in TJ's world and getting adopted or simply returning to Pak's imagination...just so long as we don't get stuck with him in 616.
Bamfing_Bob wrote:The fact that he has no where to go and a friend with connections to a boarding school for mutants is very promising. A great fit for him.
And perfect for illustrating how he is Logan's little pet. Logan could even get away with patting this one on the head physically, rather than just verbally.
Bamfing_Bob wrote:Also, I don't see it as a replacement, but rather a new era. The Nightcrawler door is closed, so why not open another and see what walks in?
Sure thing, as long as it remains true to the character concept. I DO NOT WANT EVO Kurt. Period. End of story. Darkholme at least had significant things in common with the original. He was an adult character. He has the same parents, speech patterns, ethnicity, movement and fighting style, and even had personality traits in common when you start talking about determination, force of will and bull-headed focus. It was an exploration of the character from a very dark place. The kid is a completely different character that Pak put in there and cashed in on Nightcrawler's physical design and power set. If he wanted to create a new character, then do so, don't steal ideas from an old one and corrupt it.
Bamfing_Bob wrote:No one can replace him. I just think it would be cool to explore the development of a completely different person who just happens to share Nightcrawler's physique and abilities.
I'd be fine with the kid being an offspring of Nightcrawler, like TJ was...a Kurt Jr. Otherwise, see above.
Bamfing_Bob wrote:(But then that raises the question of how to dispose of kid who would gain fans and history, etc... or even to let them coexist)
No, it is unlikely they could co-exist, as the kid would fulfil a similar team role and emotional tone. A compassionate side-kick. What would happen in the comics is the same thing that happened after the film. New readers would believe Nightcrawler was some kid and the same people who love characters like Broo and JarJar Binks from Star Wars would want that
to be the definitive Kurt. The old concept and character would be lost for good, and we'd be stuck with a perpetual teenager who has nothing in common with the real character, barring looks. Just like the over-religious thing boomeranged back into the books after Alan Cumming's rendition in X2, Wagonner in 616 would destroy any hope for the real Kurt to, or anything similar to return.
Bamfing_Bob wrote:That's what I was saying about younger teams though. In a New Mutants or Young X-Men or something similar, he wouldn't be a mascot. He would be a power player. Everyone starts somewhere. Iceman was (I think) 15 or 16, Kitty was 15. It is the right age to join a group, historically.
Teen/kid books sell notoriously bad. Kitty became popular because she was on the adult team, same with Jubilee, same eventually with Magik.