A fic challenge!
- Okay, the list has been a tad on the quiet side for the past couple
months, so I thought I'd throw out a challenge and see if it stirs
anyone to a story. :-)
Both Hank McCoy (Beast) and Warren Worthington (Angel) were members
of the original five X-Men (along with Jean, Scott, and a Bobby who
was their contemporary). BOTH Hank and Warren did appear in X2 --
Hank for a few seconds on the television in the bar when "Grace"
(Mystique) met with the prison guard, and Warren by implication ...
we saw an X-ray of his wing at Alkali. Both Hank and Warren also had
larger roles (that is, Warren actually HAD a role) in original
scripts of X2, but they were cut in the final filming. Thus, the
existence of both is now movieverse canon ... but how they fit INTO
that universe hasn't been specified.
My challenge is this ... write a story that brings one or the other
(or both) to the mansion. They can be former students returning,
staff on leave (perhaps in Hank's case), or previously unknown
mutants. Doesn't matter. Just bring them fully into the movieverse
Yes, it's been done already several times by various writers, but it
still makes a good challenge, especially post-X2. <g>
For those who're wholly unfamiliar with the comic (or X-Men:
Evolution) and have no idea who Beast and Angel ARE, a couple sites
to go for info:
Marvel's Official Comics Bios:
Note that Beast has undergone TWO additional mutations. He was not,
originally, blue, and his first mutation was simian. The cat version
is very new. Hank in X2 looked like his original (non-blue) self.
Likewise, Angel's history is complex and he was Angel (with white
skin and wings), then Archangel (blue! skin and metal wings), and is
not back to white wings and white skin. One can assume that in X2,
he'd be just "Angel." Oh, and the original X 'love triangle' was
Scott/Jean/WARREN, not Scott/Jean/Logan.
A lovely Beast Website: "Stars and Garters"
And a bio page on Angel:
Have fun! :-)
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