To be honest, initially I was really just laughing while reading Winter’s end because I was like, hey if it’s really that important to Sina Grace to show us that Daken and Bobby fucked and then ruin their relationship completely in the same issue for fun, if this makes him happy, then lol, go for it, it’s just a one-shot au future thing, doesn’t really matter to me.
It didn’t really surprise me that Daken was only an X-Men to betray everyone to take over the universe. After the Iceman series it was clear that Grace views Daken as a one dimensional power hungry bastard who doesn’t care about anything or anyone, so I just shrugged.
It hurt to see the overplayed evil bisexual trope where bisexuality is an evil means again, where the character to achieve his villainous plans hooks up with everyone, both women and men just to put emphasis on bisexuality… and then betrays them all. Because that’s what a bisexual person would do, and because bisexuality is a good weapon… I can’t describe how wrong this is, but let’s hope Sina Grace will never write Daken or any other bisexual character ever again.
But right before Grace was done with writing Iceman and Daken, in the very final issue he just had to quickly take and shit on Daken and Laura’s relationship too. Now, that’s something I can’t forgive you Sina Grace!
If the other things weren’t enough, he had to to have Laura there too, to be one of the X-Men Daken betrays. his sister, the only person Daken cares about, his only family and redeeming quality. While he was ready to put his life in jeopardy to save her before, now he simply leaves her behind to die without any hesitation according to Sina Grace, clearly ignoring everything about ANW. this is way too much.
Wasn’t enough to turn Daken into an irredeemable manipulative bisexual power-hungry villain again? He really needed to take every aspect of Daken and destroy it? Every little good about him? Like his purpose was all along to use this character in his series just to ruin him as much as it possible…