The original solicitation for Avengers Vs X-Men #11 was "Fatality". But whom?
It would be one way to get the monstropus Cyclops out of the way. And he does appear to be being lobotomised in Uncanny Avengers #1. But he doesn't seem to be the dead hero so much who gets the big funeral, and he's also on the cover of All Star X-Men. As is Emma Frost, Magik and Storm. So who is left?
Namor and Colossus are obvious choices. But they've only just brought Colossus back from the dead. More likely he'd go into mourning for all his Phoenix nonsense. And Namor… well he's just too pretty to die isn't he? Also, both are too skinny for that chalk outline on the cover of AVX Consequences.
The two big ones however are Hope and Charles Xavier. Neither have have been seen in Marvel NOW previews.
And with a name like Hope, well she's just asking for it isn't she? The death of Hope, the saviour of the mutant race, might be enough to shock Cyclops out of his Phoenixness and turn on Emma Frost, say. Maybe it's her who blows his mind out, as it were.
But she is actually on the A Plus X cover poster, made up of the covers of the first few issues. So no, not her.
But then the death Charles Xavier might do the same. Look at that preview to Avengers Vs X-Men #11 above and below, he's all over the place. It would certainly affect Cyclops. And it might also make for a specific turning point for the arrival of the All-New X-Men from a more innocent past, to see their mentor struck down by one of their own…
And Charles Xavier's son, Legion, is starring in the new X-Men Legacy isn't he? It would make that title rather more appropriate…
Yup. Chuck is chucked.
Avengers Vs X-Men #11 is out next week.