- Listen, you just can't kill an idea. It always comes back. Resurrected. Or reborn, into a different form...
- -- Cyclops
- -- Cyclops
Scott Summers was the Boy Scout-like field leader of the X-Men. His parents both died during his childhood. His father Christopher Summers, who was a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. died during a mission, while his mother died in a plane crash. He and his older brother Alex were eventually given up for adoption, until both their grandparents have decided to take Scott, who was still unadopted at the moment of his adolescent years, as their own, for a short while, before he eventually decided to return to the private orphanage, having to believable that he was nothing but a heavy burden to his grandparents. A day at school, he was beaten up by a bully and humiliatingly wet himself. He went into the bathroom and was followed by the bullies who kept on mocking him to come out of the stall until he accidentally discovers that he was a mutant after unleashing an optic blast destroying the bathroom and accidentally injured both bullies.
Learning and Training
Soon after that, Alex brought him to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, where he expected Scott to learn to control his ability. He then later meet and befriended several mutants including Professor Charles Xavier and Professor Warren Worthington II, two of the academy's teachers, and several other students such as Hank McCoy, Ororo Munroe, Lorna Dane (his brother's girlfriend), and Jean Grey, whom he had a crush on that would later eventually develop into a romantic relationship, but for now he was still shy and was unable to ask his crush on a date. Eventually they revealed their passion for each other, and began finally to date.
Joining the X-Men
Scott first voluntarily joined the X-Men as his famous heroic title Cyclops, when he must team up with his fellow mutant teammates to save Professor X (who was been kidnapped), Storm, and Warren II (who were brainwashed into joining Apocalypse) from the hands of Apocalypse and stop him and his followers, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. After he and fellow mutants managed to save the world from the destruction that was caused by Apocalypse, Scott became one of the most beloved and most important member of the team and because of that, Professor X eventually made him the field leader and the official leader of the X-Men later on, after the Professor's disappearance and apparent death.
Later on, the former Hellfire Club member Emma Frost has finally accepted Professor Xavier's kind offer to her as a teacher, and sometimes as a therapist, to the Xavier Institute to teach the young mutants. While most resented her presence at school, Emma struck up a friendship with Beast and developed an attraction for Cyclops. Meanwhile, with a void growing between Scott Summers and Jean Grey, Emma offered telepathic counseling that then grew into a psychic affair. When Jean eventually discovered the two together on the astral plane she brutally tore through Emma's memories, forcing her to remember all the things she'd repressed in her past, including her failure to keep the most of her loved ones alive, while she was still young.
Breaking down after their affair had ended for good, Emma admitted to Wolverine that her attraction towards Scott had grown into genuine love. Although Scott eventually realized that his love for Jean was worth more cherishing for, he never admitted to anyone, not even to Emma herself, that his love for her was somewhat real for a moment, before he eventually snapped out of his mind and remembered of how much he and Jean loved each other. Thankfully, Scott was forgiven by the latter for having his previous affair with Frost.
The Prodigal Son
At some point later on, specifically before the traumatic and life-changing events of Ultimate War, Scott and Jean have started professing their great and undying love for each other to the point once more, through thick and thin, where Scott eventually proposed to Jean, marking another great step towards their fruitful relationship, a relationship that has lasted for several years by then. When they suddenly meets the unexpected, Jean later became pregnant and had a son whom they named Nathan Christopher Charles Summers, "Nathan" came from a random telepathic suggestion as she listened to some of the residents across the Westchester County through the Cerebro, later to be revealed as a Mister Sinister in disguise, who was still in hiding in preparation for the Movement, "Christopher" from Scott's father, and "Charles" from both Scott and Jean's father figure and mentor, Professor Xavier.
Unfortunate to Jean, Scott was away helping the X-Men during a mission when she was having her painful labor at the mansion. Because of this, one of the X-Men's greatest adversary, Sinister himself had paid to visit Jean inside the mansion undetected, disguising himself as one of its residents. As Jean immediately detected of Essex's hostile presence, she tried to warn everyone else inside the mansion, only to be single-handedly overpowered by Sinister as he counteracted most of Jean's telepathic attacks at him. Painfully asking Essex why he came into the mansion, Sinister maniacally ridiculed her question, telling her that he came to give her his late gift for not attending her baby shower. Screaming with pain, it triggered a disturbance into Professor X, who immediately hears her cries telepathically after their mission, causing for Scott to extremely worry as they returned into the mansion.
By the time Scott and the X-Men has arrived to occupy during her child birth, they were late, Sinister had already left without everyone else knowing and she had already given birth to her child with the help of some of the mansion's residents. However, it was already too late for them, since Sinister has secretly infected the child with a mysterious pathogen known as the Techno-Organic Virus, that was rapidly spreading through his body and, sadly enough, it already did kill the child before they could have save him, as he was born in the world.
Stricken with grief and loss for losing their first and only son, Scott and Jean had vowed vengeance against Essex, as they did, during the eventual finale of Ultimate War after using all their fullest and mightiest powers at Essex in order to defeat the cynical and sadistic villain, incinerating the villain into ash and apparently killing him, successful into avenging the "death" of their son Nathan, once and for all. Nathan's infant body (which was later revealed to be just a dummy) was eventually buried, along with all the other fallen heroic mutants who have risked their lives at the newly-established memorial garden of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters (behind the X-Mansion), as an act of honoring those who have passed away for the sake of the greater good. Sadly, Jean decided to call off the engagement, right after their son was buried, believing that everyone she loved would just ended up getting in danger, or even worse, all because of their closeness to her.
On the bright side of it all, it was not necessarily the end for their son's life, revealing that Nathan, has survived his birth, though due to the devastating effects caused by being infected with the Techno-Organic Virus as a newborn, has made the infant Summers to be in a catatonic state. This was only revealed after the, where Essex had decided to take the catatonic infant from the morgue, as he replaced his place with a bio-organic dummy in his own design, that even the best known telepaths such as Xavier and even Jean herself, wouldn't have detected its ingenuity.
Essex tried to raise and build him as a biological, but it was eventually prevented when a mysterious figure has unknowingly infiltrated his hidden laboratory, located in the underground dungeons of Genosha, after his temporary death during Ultimate War, where she took and saved the infant into her home reality the late 37th-early 39th century. For some time, both Scott and Jean had no way of knowing that their son had turned out to be alive, was raised and had already grown up, living in an alternate future reality of their home reality.
Only a few months since the death of their unfortunate son Nathan at the hands of Mister Sinister, followed by the traumatizing and unforgettable events caused by the Ultimate War, most of the residents at the X-Mansion have had a rough time as they recover from the event, especially for Scott, who just lost both his son and his once-loving relationship with Jean, along with the fact that he was severely injured and almost paralyzed under the hands of Sinister, before his untimely death. Scott and a few of his tried psychologically recovering through group therapy. There, Scott had unexpectedly reconciled with his on-and-off lover, Emma Frost.
As the two spend more and more time together, Scott then later tells Emma that he isn't in love with her anymore as much as he once loved her during their affair. He then apologized, and says that they could still spend time together by then, but what they have isn't love, according to Scott's current feelings. Though Emma was deeply hurt at first, after Cyclops hadn't reciprocated his feelings for her, she remained and had kept on supporting him in his slow recovery since she still does and would always be in love with him.
While having a romantic sensual moment with Emma inside of Beast's laboratory, as he was not yet around, it was shortly interrupted, after Scott had unintentionally pressed a button at a table, opening a secret compartment behind a bookshelf. Investigating their sudden discovery, the compartment contained a vials of mysterious chemicals, simply labeled as, "Love Drug." Interested in what they've just found, Scott arrogantly took a vial and inserted it into a jet injector. Emma told Scott to be careful as he tried to take a dose of the chemical. Beast then enters the lab only to see, but it was already too late. As Hank tried to stop Scott into taking a dosage of the drug, it was already in his system. Hank was surprised that Scott had felt absolutely nothing, having no side-effects have kicked in Scott's mutation. Hank then explained that the chemical was actually called a power-enhancing drug called Banshee (although he explained that the name had nothing to do with the mutant resident of the X-Mansion and the retired X-Man, Sean Cassidy), comprised of Fentanyl, Mutant Growth Hormone, Testosterone, and Dopamine.
The Legion's Message
By the moment, the X-Men were called on into a mission, regarding a mutant-related attack against a crew of super-powered thugs, perpetrated by the long lost son of Charles, David Haller. During the battle, the heroes were all beaten by the overpowered mutant, right until Scott suddenly started to feel strangely "powerful," as he underwent into his secondary mutation, which unleashes his newly-gained powers. Surprised by this new ability of Scott's due to the effects of the Banshee, Haller was frightened, saying to Scott that "he was one of them." Scott then replied that he was indeed, one of the heroic X-Men, right before he and the team gained the upper advantage to finally take down Haller, bringing him into a telepathic-resistant cell inside the X-Mansion.
During his imprisonment, Haller lashes out in rage, desperate to escape the cell, angrily warning his father, in more than ten different personalities, that since he failed to stop those thugs into excessively dosing themselves with the drugs, "he" is finally coming to feast upon everyone's nightmares, and nothing can stand in his way, not even him, or Grey. Xavier then asked Haller who "he" was, but Haller simply referred to "him" as the "Devil with the Yellow Eyes." Right before Haller went into full silence, he then told Xavier to watch over Scott and stop him from ruining himself, since according to him, he was and still is "one of them," the ones who would release the "Devil with the Yellow Eyes" from his once tormenting, psionic prison.
Following the successful mission against defeating and incarcerating Professor X's estranged son, Cyclops had also discovered another remarkable enhancements of the Mutant Growth Hormone, unveiling that having a regular intake of the drug has also given him a some sort of secondary mutation, as it gave him superhuman strength, superhuman senses, flight, and even voluntary control of his eyebeams.
The Devil With The Yellow Eyes
Scott's new unusual habit of not wearing his visors at all has also made some of the mansion's residents feel uncomfortable, to which it even made Jean to care and worry a little bit for him, right until Rogue, Angel, Dazzler, and Nightcrawler decided to concernedly question what was really going on with Scott. Scott, who has gotten tired of keeping it a secret, decided to introduce the four into Beast's lab. Filled with annoyance and uncontrollable rage, Scott took the four as he angrily confronted Beast, telling the others to why not just ask Hank instead. Seeing that Scott had started to act strangely, Hank has hypothetically guessed that the drug does have lethal side-effects and has immediately decided to study the power-enhancing drug even further, on how it may have effect its users. Beast and Jean, as they were told by the Professor, tried to inspect and confiscate all the inside the mansion from their users, warning that the drug was too dangerous for them to continuously take. However, Scott has already been fully addicted to the mutant growth hormone, along with some other residents of the mansion who carelessly took shots of dosage of the drug, as an act of desperation to make all their personal problems and traumatic experiences from the Ultimate War, "go away."
As a result, Emma ended her brief non-exclusive relationship with Scott, as she blames herself for having her love take the drug without having them know what it could do, now that Scott has started to act way beyond normal due to its dangerous side-effects, although this does not mean that Emma would have stopped loving Scott, as it was shown that Emma has always been beside Scott whenever he is in dire need of help. Besides his odd and peculiar behaviors, Scott has started experiencing mild hallucinations inside the Training Room and horrendous nightmares in his sleeps. Explaining it to Professor X, Jean, and Emma, and a few more telepaths inside the mansion, he had seen a weird figure he describes as the "Devil with the Yellow Eyes," who was shown to be haunting Scott and the rest of those who have secretly taken a dosage of the Banshee drug. As an hour goes on and on, the conditions of every single drug user has been worsening more than ever before, and although their mutant abilities have been gradually empowered due to the mutant growth hormone, both of their mental and emotional stability has become extremely unstable, along with their hellish, traumatizing experiences of seeing the "Devil with the Yellow Eyes."
Later in the day, Scott even lashed out in pain and agony as he finally loses control of his eyebeams and the effects of the Banshee wearing off, causing partial but devastating destruction to the mansion. Jean even tried convince him to calm down and talk about what they've just lost, but Cyclops refused. Disappointed that Scott wouldn't listen to what Jean has to say, Jean left Scott with Colossus, in order to take care of him. Colossus, who was one of those who hasn't taken any dosage of the drug, manages to battle him until they reached outside the yard of the mansion, where Piotr knocked him out with a strong fist to the face, before carrying him back inside to temporarily sedate him.
The Battle Within
Distraught and lost by all these distressing situation, the only hopeful choice the remaining members of the team have according to Haller's risky but somehow-effective suggestion, was to have the three powerful telepathic mutants, Professor X, Jean Grey, and Emma Frost come to face the Devil himself, and by that, they have to confront him from inside their own minds, in order to and rescue all the mutants and humans who are currently suffering from his tormenting nightmares caused by the Banshee drug. Figuring out that the only way for them to enter into the Devil's psionic dimension, the three takes a dosage, before. Scott was seen to be locked up in the Devil's psionic realm, along with the rest of those individuals who have used the drug.
Not long after the moment when the "Devil with the Yellow Eyes" has finally introduced him as the old long-time archnemesis of Xavier, the ancient mutant entity known as the Shadow King, the three telepaths and the powerful entity engages in a brutal psionic battle. Eventually, he attempted to kill Frost, Grey, and Xavier and absorb all their powers within him, but David Haller, who was now in his ultimate omega mutant personality, "Legion" has suddenly appeared from the shadows and easily attacks Shadow King, overpowering him in the intense battle. With his incomparable and immense power, Legion finally freed all the prisoners, including Scott and some the X-Men, where they helped their saviors in promptly and ultimately defeating the Shadow King.
In the intense finale, the Shadow King was painfully defeated by the combined powers unleashed by the heroes, but not exactly killed. Apparently, he was revealed to be unkillable by Xavier and a visitor by the name of Jean-Paul Beaubier, and as long as he is inside his realm, he would always come back eventually. Although the fact that his loss finally made him yield in defeat, the Shadow King surprisingly surrendered and decided to free all his prisoners from his clutches, sequentially vanishing from all their sight and in their mind and never again will he return to haunt them, for now. Upon waking, Scott and the rest of the recovering Banshee users were comforted by her teammates, but not after seeing the news reports on television regarding the newly-implemented legislative bill, realizing that they still have to handle another, much larger issue that was about to happen next.
Powers and Abilities
- Optic Blast
- Spatial Awareness
- Energy Resistance
- Phoenix Force (formerly)
- Interstellar Travel
- Cosmic Pyrokinesis
- Temporal Manipulation
- Banshee Drug Enhancements (formerly; due to drug overdose)
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Senses
- Superhuman Hearing
- Pain Suppression
- Supernatural Leap
- Controlled Optic Blast
|Power Grid |
|* Possessed by the Phoenix Force.|
- Expert Pilot
- Master Strategist and Tactician
- Expert Martial Artist
- Telepathic Resistance
- Genetic Flaw
- Power Regulation Disability
- Recharge Intervals
- Banshee Drug Side-Effects (formerly; due to drug overdose)
- Drug Addiction
- Mental Instability'
- Borderline Personality
- Vulnerability to the Shadow King
- Vulnerability to the User's Fears
- Long-Term Hallucinations
- Cyclops' Visor
- Cyclops' X-Suit
- X-Men Blackbird
- Erik the Red Gloves
- Muramasa Blade
- No special notes.
- ↑ Modern Comics: X-Men Vol 1 15
- No trivia.
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