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The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Even Kitty Pryde’s Dad Is Involved In X-Men Retcons?

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Every week, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today we learn how even Kitty Pryde’s dad is not immune to being caught up in the wonderful world of X-Men retcons…

We meet Carmen Pryde along with his daughter Kitty in X-Men #129 as he first meets Charles Xavier…




In #131, after Kitty gets involved with the X-Men being captured by the Hellfire Club, he is none too pleased with the X-Men and Professor Charles Xavier…


Only, get this, not only did Carmen Pryde KNOW Charles Xavier beforehand, he actually wanted Xavier to be the best man at his wedding!!!

Yes, DECADES later, Claremont abandoned and forsaked the first meeting of Carmen Pryde and Charles Xavier by showing their shared past in Vietnam.

Check it out, from Excalibur #14…





I love it! When even Kitty Pryde’s dad is getting retconned into knowing Charles Xavier and Wolverine, I think you know you’ve gone a bridge too far.