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“As unlikely as it seems, Wiccan and Speed may be the only family I have left.”

“Whose fault is that?  After all, last time you saw your son, you tried to kill him.  And your daughter hated you so much, she tried to wipe out your entire race.”

a) Sometimes I really love Logan and b) no, I’m pretty sure he did kill Pietro, just that Wanda brought him back.  But this is Logan who has funny views of what “try to kill” and “actually killed” mean, I imagine.  And that’s a sticky situation to get into, saying, “Killed your son, but, oh, readers, don’t worry, he’s still alive, because his sister magicked him better.” is a bit of a mouthful.  “Tried to kill.” sounds better anyway.

I’m glad that Logan just totally lays this at Erik’s feet because, yeah, seriously, I love you, but it’s your own goddamned fault that your kids hate you so much.  A lot of it might have been bad luck, nobody is holding you responsible for M-Day in a direct way, but I read previous interactions between him and his kids.  He was a manipulative asshole.

But I think that’s what makes this storyline so much more touching to me, because Erik’s not denying that he was a shit father to his kids, he knows that.  And I think that’s a lot of what drives him here is that he desperately wants to make it up to his family and this is the only way he sees of having a chance at that.  And I think that definitely colors his actions in ACC and even in AA.

“Have you noticed that one is a mage, the other is a speedster, and their names are Thomas and William?  Because Wanda’s sons were named Thomas and William.”

“Wanda’s sons weren’t real.  They were magical constructs–”

“They were considerably more than that.  They had thoughts and feelings.  They had minds of their own.  They had souls.  Wanda may have used magic to give them life, but even the Scarlet Witch can’t create a human soul.  And when those souls were set free, what if they found their way into the bodies of Wiccan and Speed?”

This is another thing that really fascinates me!  I’m totally down with the souls finding their way to new bodies, giving them powers and physical similarities, because, hey, it’s magic.  And Marvel has often established that souls are a thing in their universe.  What I’m confused about is… did those souls take over a Thomas and William that were already established?  Did those souls rewrite the lives that they were previously living?  Or did they go back in time (because I don’t think Wanda’s children would have been teenagers at their point in time?) and enter the Kaplans’ and Shepherds’ lives then?

Because the magic Wanda uses seems to make a shitload of things possible, so I can see either way happening.  I like to think that they were sent back in time, because otherwise it’s kind of creepy if those souls overwrote two kids who already existed.

(It’s also always been a nice touch that Billy ended up in a Jewish family, I always liked that.)

  • “He just showed up out of nowhere?”
  • “Is he in there?”
  • “Have you taken the necessary precautions?”
  • “I don’t like this…”
  • “This guy ever do anything like this before?”
  • “You have no dog in this fight, as the saying goes.”
  • “I don’t think anybody wants that.”
  • “What do you want from me exactly?”
  • “I want you to listen to what I have to say and decide for yourself if it’s true.”
  • “I come bearing gifts.”
  • “You said you checked him!”
  • “I’m not here to hurt you.”
  • “I think you know that my intel on this is solid.”
  • “People on the street love him.”
  • “You’re not telling us anything we don’t know.”
  • “They’re broken.”
  • “That seems to have gotten your attention.”
  • “One minute he’s human, the next, mutant.”
  • “I didn’t do anything!”
  • “Just keep walking.”
  • “And you have the right to get your damn hands off him.”
  • “That means back away from the mutant, guys.”
  • “We need backup, now!”
  • “How–How did you find me?”
  • “I’m here to help you.”
  • “We should leave.”
  • “You don’t feel that?”
  • “Wh–what is happening to me?”
  • “We’re being hunted.”
  • “You’re the one talking trash on the TV.”
  • “You dared them to come after us.”
  • “This is too much for them.”
  • “I’ve kinda got my hands full.”
  • “No! You need me here.”
  • “Do we go? Do we stay? What’s the plan?!”
  • “Those days are behind me.”
  • “I’ll just have to be more precise.”
  • “What I’m describing to you is what you call a lucky shot.”
  • “He has no control over them.”
  • “That felt good.”
  • “Wait, you’re–you’re taking me somewhere?”
  • “That didn’t scare the holy bejeebus out of you?”
  • “There’s no place for you here anymore.”
  • “It’s cool, kid. We’re going somewhere safe.”
  • “That’s your plan?”
  • “No one’s trying to kill anybody.”
  • “Sentinels don’t grow on trees.”
  • “He’s a broken man.”
  • “I’m forced to live the rest of my life a pale reflection of my former self.”
  • “It won’t take much and it won’t take long.”
  • “I’m here to help you make this happen.”
  • “The quiet is going to drive me insane.”
  • “Now it’s all gone.”
  • “Don’t dance with fire and you won’t get burned.”
  • “I want to blame her for everything.”
  • “I have no one to blame but myself.”
  • “I betrayed him.”
  • “I deserve this.”
  • “How much did you hear?”
  • “Maybe it’s good news.”
  • “We have to start from scratch.”
  • “No one will help us.”
  • “We’ll help each other.”
  • “What do you want to know?”
  • “That actually seems like an honest answer.”
  • “I think you hate yourself so much that you can’t imagine anyone not hating you.”
  • “We tried everything else.”
  • “Are you going to stay?”
  • “Everybody’s waiting inside.”
  • “Are you guys back together?”
  • “Thank the Dark Lords.”
  • “She scares the hell out of me.”
  • “She’s been through a lot.”
  • “We’ve all been through a lot.”
  • “I liked being there because it was safe.”
  • “You know it’s for the best.”
  • “Where did those things come from?”
  • “They track us and they attack us.”
  • “That’s what they do. That is ALL they do.”
  • “They were all over us.”
  • “I’m kind of freaking out.”
  • “It’s okay to be a little freaked out.”
  • “How come none of the others are freaking out?”
  • “Show them. Show them everything.”
  • “This is the best news our people have had in years.”
  • “You’re part of something bigger than yourself.”
  • “Feels pretty good, right?”
  • “The future is in your hands.”
  • “Will I ever see them again?”
  • “You’re not being held hostage.”
  • “Hell yes! This is awesome.”
  • “That’s easy for you to say!”
  • “Just close your eyes and concentrate.”
  • “What’s he going to do?”
  • “Where are we exactly?”
  • “Words mean something.”
  • “Everything about your life now has changed.”
  • “Change is terrifying. I should know.”
  • “What I wouldn’t give to live a normal life.”
  • “None of us will ever have normal.”
  • “She’s the smart one.”
  • “Please don’t call me that, it will stick.”
  • “When are things going to calm down?”
  • “The authorities will be looking for you.”
  • “Calm yourself.”
  • “If we can help, we will.”
  • “Whoa! How do you do that?”
  • “Is she joking?”
  • “I’ve never heard her joke.”
  • “You won’t have much time.”
  • “You’re probably going there anyway.”
  • “No, boy…I would BREAK you.”
  • “Keep an eye out.”
  • “I thought you were dead!”
  • “They saved me.”
  • “We were able to help her.”
  • “We’re not ready.”
  • “We’re nowhere near ready for this.”