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How Can I Explain? – Why the Astonishing X-Men “Danger” Arc Didn’t Really Make Sense

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How Can I Explain? – Why the Astonishing X-Men “Danger” Arc Didn’t Really Make Sense

This is the latest in a feature that spotlights unexplained comic book plot points (unexplained in the comics themselves, of course, as quite often there are outside explanations, like “the artist made a mistake,” etc.).

Today we look at how the main conceit of the Astonishing X-Men arc, “Danger,” really didn’t make sense…

In Astonishing X-Men #7 (by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday), the now-powerless mutant known as Wing is seemingly out on the grounds surrounding the X-Men school, seemingly talking to his friend Hisako (Armor) about his situation…

When we check back in, we see that he DID, in fact, jump, only it was not outside and he was not talking to Hisako, it was all a Danger Room program!

In Astonishing X-Men #9 (by Whedon and Cassaday), we learn that the now-sentient Danger Room needed to have someone die inside the Danger Room to break free of its safety protocols…

Then, when the X-Men inadvertently freed the Danger Room’s computer core, it became its own mobile being….

Okay, so that’s the end of that arc, one that ended with Professor X admitting that he knew that the Danger Room was sentient and he didn’t do anything about it. Danger eventually became a member of the X-Men.

However, the entire conceit of this arc is based on something that really doesn’t work. Go to the next page to find out why…

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