I can’t decide what I love more: the confident grin the showy stance the fact that he just wears a pirate outfit as casual clothes (see: uxm #445) the Alan Davis art the taunt This is everything movie Nightcrawler needs.
“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.)