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To Jubilee s detractors by devilkais To Jubilee s detractors by devilkais
I've drawn my answers to the boneheaded bashing a lot of my favourite characters get. But hey, since we're in good mood let's get going with the undervalued Daffy Duck of X-men protagonists : Jubilation Lee . Bear in mind that the "you're just being nostalgic " or "rose tinted glasses" doesn't fly with me baybay !(I don't think 3 years really count as enough for being nostalgic. But it's more than enough to make your own opinion. Especially when you have read every
period in a row ! And I am giving you this as an aware adult that has a logic . )

Everytime I hear her detractors , they come with these nice arguments : she is still embarassingly dated, and from one of the worst periods in comic book history (this earns you a bullet to the brain especially where I live ...), she's a c-rate Kitty & Boom Boom rip-off (if only you knew...). That's not
covering half the morons who want to slaughter her because.... well because ! They don't expand on that much (come on people , hatred is a precious gift , it is to be used better ! I can do better ! MY list actually has reasons !) or give you a satisfying explanation.

First of all I think her bad reputation comes from bloggers and comics snobs who , you know it by now, malign her along others (see Gambit, Jean Grey, Generation X , Cable ,Bishop... and they say that THIS [link] or THIS
[link] is genius... What a FUCKING load !) . More often than not, it's easier to follow a prejuidice and say that something sucks while having absolutely no idea what they are talking about or not even reading said thing ( you know, preaching to the choir...) .
The other problem is writers that don't get her at all thus they under-value Jubilee because they misunderstand how the character works or... might as far as to say they KNOW JACK SHIT about her ! They wasted too many opportunities (especially in the geeenius stuff I showed you earlier ) and squandered her potential. They let the characters who were supposedly closest to Jubilee ignore her and treat her like she doesn't matter (because that's the key of professional writing !) and most readers take their cues about her worth from the way characters interact with her...

Then again allow me , dear readers and fellow deviantart users to put a final end to this absolutely ridiculous and imbecillic backlash towards the Jubester.

First off , the concept . If you hate her because she's a bizarre rip-off of a precedent character then think again: Batman himself is a rip-off ! It's when time goes on that nuances and personality quirks start being engrained in the character , neither Jubes nor Bats are exception to that .(Batman will be a subject for another day BTW). I'll also add that in her case , her spunk was here from day one and she’s already a delightful middle finger for racial stereotype . She’s an asian girl who is bad at math . She’s both sarcastic and a wise-ass, but also kind-hearted and caring and since her first appearance in Uncanny X-Men #244 she showed how gutsy she was.
Sure that after that , she saves Logan's life from the cross replacing Kitty as the sidekick. Now, a lot will say that she's the Jason Todd to Kitty's Dick Grayson . I strongly disagree (even though I think Jason gets way too much of a bad rap. I felt really sad to let him go and when you see a certain current little dipshit STILL LIVES! GAAAAHHHH !!!), if anything she's closer to Tim Drake in the way that she might be the best "sidekick" he's got, not to mention the deepest . Plus the funniest part is that SHE made Logan a good character , not the other way around...
This is where he finally has a supporting character that validated the fact that he does have humanity and in a way , he actually has a friend that truly admires him and emphasised his badassery (to me, a true badass is someone that has something concrete to fight for, not to mention someone he loves whether a wife or friends ). To anyone who thinks she immasculated, you are absolutely wrong . Jubes knew the absolute worst of what Wolverine was capable of, but just accepted it. That to me that's a concrete reason for Logan to fight his murderous impulses (you know, his most interesting side... that you don't see nowadays because he's been replaced by a murderous douchebag !)

When I started this essay, I used Daffy as an analogy, that's mostly because Jubes is also an underappreciated, relentless and stubborn struggler and has believable qualities and flaws since she can be vulnerable and crack but also tends to surpass that and add to that her bombast and impatience (as just shouting and making everyone know she was the X-Men's kid sister. I can see it as a way to fight her own insecurities and great pride in being on the team.) This is where we're going to see another characteristic that she has in spades: relatability.
Of course there's bound to be some differences between us since she has powers (M-day can fellate me . And no I won't take it back ...) and her but here's a funny variation I see when I relate to some characters . Anyone can relate to Jubilee mostly because the only major difference is that she's a mutant , aside from that she can be anyone (proving that relatability knows no gender !). I mean it people , she can be anyone and her "moments" actually count due to how
believable she is.

Let's start by the badass moments and by that I mean the shit she goes through while maintaining a positive outlook on life :

Her parents died and she was left to fend for herself. (I'll go back to that ...)
She had the courage to walk through Gateway's Portal.
She faced and insulted baddies 10 tiimes her strength (2 of notes are Sabretooth and the Mandarin... If you know these guys , you do know what kind of monsters we're talking about!) despite being rightfully scared ( I think the best example a What If 87: Sabretooth screams in the night" where Jubilee manages to kill him... & trust me it's not funny at all. When you see him burnt, desperate & rabid , you know this is Sabretooth at his most terrifying. Then the issue ends with a really sad way , Jubes might have trapped & offed him but the way you see how she sits traumatised by that is about as real anyone would have if this ever happened to them .)
She helped a band of rebels who were being treated unfairly in Unlimited X-Men 5
She was the only one to escape Black Tom when he attacked Gen X.
Jubilee was held under torture from Bastion, saved Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, and Jean.( If we can give anything to OZT , it's tha fact that she and Bobbie got finally their moment to shine ...)
She went all by herself to oppose the man who led to her parents death ( check this out. This is her at her most serious...)
Saved the great Wolverine from death. ( In Yo faces ! HAH ! And bear in mind her life was also at risk at that point, so it takes more guts ...)

There's of course the really sad moments with her. If you remember well , I stated that Apocalypse is a far sadder and more tragic character than Magneto, or that even Sinister's predicament and losses were much more powerfully conveyed than the way Magneto's were . Well, it comes from the fact that they're rarely explicit, they're part of the characters but they're not shoved down your throat to make you feel bad for them (chich is not the case with Erik, it only goes so far...) . Thus when it actually comes out , it's much more powerful and understandable.
With Jubilee , it happens rarely, But when it does, it's just so fucking strong . I think one of the most crucial moments is the death of Illyana by the legacy virus. When this happens it forces Jubilee to face her and her loved ones mortalities and helplessness to do anything against it , she finally breaks
down crying. And to me, this the saddest fucking thing in all x-men comics. I identify a lot with that, not to mention that I am a thanatophobic and when a relative or friend was gone it's horrible to deal with even when you try to go on with everyday's life routine , and sometimes the same thing happened to me. All the tears , all the questions , all the regrets are wonderfully done in that . I felt for her and I wanted to see her bounce back from that. Eventually she did get over it (although no one really gets back from that . Not at 100%...)
Another moment that I find extremely compelling is in Generation X 72, where she spends a day with Monet (and you know that I love this rivalry ! One is that high-brow rich jerk that had everything on a plate (if we forget the psychotic brother ) , the other is the struggler who has very little . If you're like me, you root for the latter ) at the wake of Everett's demise. At first , it's pretty normal but you see a rather uncomfortable and quiet if not snooty M and her opposite the bombastic and openly energetic Jubilee.
Then the tone slowly shifts when Jubes mentions Synch. She tells M with a certain blunt sympathy that she gets her and understands her sadness, causing for Monet to literally yell at her. And when M sees that Jubilee was just as torn by that loss despite her cheerful demeanor , I think it leads to my favourite M moment where we see that she can stop being a jerk and show some heart (God knows it's rarer and rarer these days ... sad ain't it !)

Well That 's my opinion on Jubilation Lee and I'll tell you no matter what Marvel fucks up, the true X-men characters are the ones that were well-written , which is why I decided to portray the real deal . The last time we read about her is in Marjorie Liu's Dark Mirrors novel, and she makes a cameo disguised as a vampire in X-23 thanks to the same writer . I'll leave you with this song that defines her persona in the best way possible [link] .


PS ;
1 To all the morons who want to kill her if they ever become writers, try and tell her! It's a tribute to her so she'll deal with you . But remember that 12 teeth in your pancreas are still painful...
2 Skin is LOOKING AT YOU !
3 About the other characters here try spotting, M, Gambit , Emma Frost, Logan , Tim Drake (since she had the best interactions with them !)
4 Since I follow my own canon , the mugshot at right and low is what she'll be as a full adult ( I'll make one about the future, it has to be a mix between MC2 and Youg Avengers.... WHAT ! I'll do it the way I please ! You ain't the boss of me ! And come on, writers fuck up canon for their own sake ,I can do the same ! )
5 Observe the details in the image there are a lot of them
6 thanks for checking out guys, from all my heart ! I hope all the fans on the site will take a gander at this .
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swatrzwald Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Er, you're a bit pent up on this I take it?
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devilkais Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Oh , but I can do more than that ! devilkais.deviantart.com/art/L… Make sure to read the descriptions ...
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swatrzwald Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do jebus, that's a lot of text.

I'll just skip the ones I don't know.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
You wanted to know , sonny boy ! And it is half the battle !
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swatrzwald Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The other half being violence of course.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Indeed !
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Syphorean Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Youknow my feelings on Jubilation before I ever saw this and AMEN, well said and amazing defense against those who would be detractors. She is not just a throwaway comic relief, just am under utilized and under appreciated girl who is a survivor no matter what is thrown at her. I would dare say she is the Batman of Marvel Comics but never developed in favor of the overdone favorites.

Her plasma generation is finely honed to be variable in intesity and it detonated matter on a subatomic/molecular level. Its not just sparkled and pizzazz. She mentally guides the plasma. She has a far greater control over her ability than many including Havok.

Jubilee's mind possesses a natural defense against telepathic detection or attack. These psionic shields rendered her mind "slippery" and invisible to telepathic beings unless they knew precisely what to mentally scan for. How many can say that?

Did we forget she has defeated a Prime Sentinal, resisted Bastions mind probes when so many others could not (ahem), was crucified on Xaviers grounds and survived it. In M2 the older Jubilee is leader of the X Men.

Not bad for a tragic 5'5, 115 pound girl

Maybe I will take a shot at doing a piece on her. Jubilee is really one of the best ever. People hate Boom-boom aka Meltdown too. Hey it was the 80's Like Rusty and Skids.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
 was crucified on Xaviers grounds and survived it. 

Nay, that ain't Jubes. The TRUE Jubilee (along with many other X-men BTW) vanished with X-Men Unlimited 34. That was the last time I read the 3-dimensional character that is my favorite X-man (on the girl side...).
But then again , I've revised my collection and decided to stop  Uxm/XM at the Joe Kelly/Seagle run. It was not perfect but it was the exact last time there was any sign of growth and development in those books.
With that said, I only talk when I know things XD
So here's what I see as the worst devilkais.deviantart.com/journ…
And here's some stuff I love devilkais.deviantart.com/art/X… devilkais.deviantart.com/art/X…
I also discussed the case of Jubes's best pal devilkais.deviantart.com/art/E…
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wedgekree Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Well said, well said!
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devilkais Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Why thank you very much !
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germanpuppydog Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wait, doesn't Gambit like her?
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devilkais Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
He does ! They sort of act like siblings in a way .
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germanpuppydog Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's what I thought. But I had no idea people hated her!
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Maetch Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I don't even keep up with the X-Men, but I know of Jubilee from the few TAS episodes I saw and I was very upset at hearing that she was used by Marvel as a way to capitalize on the vampire-craze that that f*ckin' Twilight started. Talk about unnecessary character assassination.

At least in MC2 (my preferred "official" canon), Jubes goes on to be a powerful, confident, and effective X-Leader. None of this depowering or vampiring nonsense. Too bad Marvel killed MC2 off because they apparently didn't like their characters getting happy endings.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Don't worry, I only draw these characters from my fanon . I will also adapt MC2 ... Here is my Kanon version [link]
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BrettSmith1106 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought the 90's X-Men cartoon did the most damage to her rep, let's face it that show did not present her in the best way
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devilkais Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Not really . Hell if anything it introduced me to the character , and while she was somewhat watered down , she is still a good character in that show (I don't think they could get away with clear cut parental mortality so they sort of hid that ...). The more the show goes the more she tries and she never backs down .Besides she's young so she's bound to be obnoxious from time to time (hence the Daffy comparison , besides it gives her a certain sense of realism )
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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
she's my ll time favorite comic book character. the first issue she shows up is one of my favs and I was sad when they canned gen x.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Hope you enjoyed my overall analysis of the character , but hey things shouldn't be sad , I only draw the genuine Jubes ;) . If you wanna see more of her , I drew her a lot in my gallery (along with Gen X) .
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ShaianWillems Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I miss the good ol's days when it was Wolverine and Jubilee . :D
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JadineR Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Yes, absolutely everything! This is why I love Jubilee! :la: People who tend to scoff at her seem to be the kind of people who think themselves cultured or educated...when they're still a ways to go in those areas (plus sometimes immature about the stupidest things). Jubilee is a great character and an energetic character! C'mon! IS HAPPY NOT FUN ANYMORE?

Aside, I love these little caricatures :D So fluid and very expressionistic! You even included the Access timelines! :happybounce: I loved her interaction with Access...so many headcanons! And of course a nice small puppy romance with Tim ;)

I still have no idea what the nutting frak why Marvel decided to make Jubilee into a vampire. It makes absolutely no sense story-wise, universe-wise and character-wise! x_x It's so obviously pandering to the vampire love genre right now, it's awful.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Pff.. I have no Idea how Marvel speaks so highly of THIS BS [link] [link] [link]

I am not annoyed by the vampire staff because I mostly remade the continuity of the Marvel U
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Hope you'll like this . And glad to see others that KNOW Jubilee and her character's depth .
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snowbloodqueen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I love Jubilee I don't know why she gets so much shit. People claim Shadowcat is stronger and yes she does have that cool power where she seems like a ghost because she can phase but I love Jubilee's plasmas/fireworks. Instead of turning her into a vampire they should have worked with her some more such as making her plasmas stronger instead of taking her powers away. I like the new look she has though but come on if they are trying their best to make us like Emo Frost up to the point that they have made her into a Mary Sue then I am sure they could have worked with Jubilee more. Stan Lee give us Jubilee back take Emo Frost now! Lol.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thanks a lot ! Glad to see there are other people who love Jubes
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
That is one, well, thorough defense of Jubilee. I hope you're not under the impression I'm a Jubilee hater, with your link to this piece on my page. Far from it. I know her chiefly from Wolverine's solo comic in the earlier issues--the trip to Japan with Wolverine and Gambit as Wolverine takes down Mariko's killers; the two-parter with Wolverine and Terror, Inc. (now there's a character I miss!) against an eco-terrorist group; and her assistance in Wolverine's memories of the Terry Adams mission back in the 60's. I don't know nearly as much about Jube's backstory as you do, so those are some good points to raise.

As for the piece itself, I like your version of Jube, though a few (okay, more than a few) jokes are going over my head simply due to me not being as familiar with her. Nice art piece and defense of a character who gets so much undeserved abuse from fans.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
no, No ... Actually I posted it on your page because I thought it could interest you... I never thought you hated Jubes (I came across your other comments on her . Can really someone who hates her speak so favorably of her ?)
I am really honored that you like it !

As for the jokes , well they are more of a collection of moods and situations : Mad, frightened , laughing out loud with Gambit, defending Emma (that was hilarious !) , compassionate ,naked , angry badass , helping Logan ... etc . She's maybe one of the template for " Slapstick knows no gender " phrase
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Okay, I'm glad to know you weren't including me in your rant against the haters. You are right in thinking I would like it. Thanks.
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is great! I was always quite fond of Jubilee. Her odd-couple relationship with Wolverine was always good for a laugh.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Honored that you enjoyed it !
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ladymadcat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! Someone is a truly dedicated fan of Jubilee :D
Jubes isn't one of my big favorites (nor is she anywhere near my "dislikes" list) so I obviously don't know as much about her as you do. However I absolutely get what her character is about and I agree with what you wrote about her. The way she's been sidelined, depowered and then turned into a damned vampire, just sucks :(

Jubilee is the kind of character that I like to read about, and, despite not being able to identify with her (except for being short and sucking at math :P), her bubbly, energetic personality always lifts my mood :) A touching scene comes to mind, unfortunately I can't remember which comic it's from: [link] She's a fictional character who can inspire anyone to live their lives to the fullest, overcome their difficulties and be optimistic. I can see how she's a source of inspiration for you. I really don't understand why she's being bashed by some...

About the drawing, I really like the variety of feelings you portray everywhere, from happiness to helplessness :) And LMAO @ her kicking Austen's book :lol:
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
As I said what you see here is the real deal (but then again I have finalised my designs for the characters so we should get started on that . Of course it's my vision of them so I want their personality traits to be part of the picture ...)
But I'm glad you see her as a positive character ! and a nuanced one at that .

About that scene ; that's the one I talked about being the saddest fucking thing ever in an x-men comic (the other things being in Nur and Essex's origins; how Apoc couldn't help his dad despite his powers and turned his back on childhood since...he was born , and the death of Rebecca Essex. But I'll detail the latter another time ). I mean we hear about death all the time and when it actually happens to someone we know, it hurts and it HORRIBLY hurts. We can't do anything about it and we live knowing it . To me this is the moment that cemented her as a great character & more than a rip-off or a replacement .
I mean I like Kitty fine, I adore Boom Boom but I love Jubilee with my soul.
I give my thumbs up to the Jubester , definitely (and bear in mind that I barely talk about her powers and I knew the character only 3 years ago, so I didn't grow up with her .). The reason they bash her is because they don't know her at all .If they truly just think of her as some noisy useless brat, they gotta check out the character's treatment in the RIGHT comics, no excuse. (that might open their fucking eyes instead of cluckins how the 90's suckeverytime . Every period had its share of suck but I would not put the 90's on the forefront for that ...)

And even if we're talking about the watered down TAS Jubes , he has shown to be much more than just a rookie but just as capable as the rest of the team . Hell , for instance :

When the X-Men get captured on Genosha, Jubilee makes an escape plan and convinces the other mutants to follow it. The plan only fails because Gambit betrays them (or does not follow the plan . Later he scams the genoshan leaders to get the keys. This also the episode where we discover why Cable should not often laugh... his laughter is creepy as heck ! Same goes for Batman !)

Later, when Gambit is ambushed by genoshan guards, it's Jubilee that saves his life.

When Colossus comes to ask X-Men for help, Jubilee helps him save his family and friends from the invaders, and the only reason why the X-Men don't arrive to help sooner is because Wolverine misplaced Jubilee's note.

When Iceman tries to find and rescue his former girlfriend, Jubilee is the only one who treats him like a human being, not like a "threat or menace". She also is the one that gives Professor X the idea how to defeat Forge's X-Factor.

When Wolverine gets lured into Morlocks' tunnels, Jubilee saves Gambit's life again - almost by sacrificing her own.

In the Savage Land Jubilee is the one that defeats Sauron after he beats other X-Men.



I am happy you liked the variety of moods and situations that are here : Mad, frightened , laughing out loud with Gambit, defending Emma (that was hilarious !) , consoling ,naked , angry badass , helping Logan ... etc . she's maybe one of the template for " Slapstick knows no gender " phrase
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ladymadcat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very heroic deeds indeed! The sad things is, I must've seen some of those TAS episodes many years ago but I can't remember them :P

I like her powers, they can provide captivating visuals and they can even be used creatively. If you come think of it, they match with her name perfectly :)
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
But who is the sad big head, who gets comforted by Jubilee at the right side of the pic?
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Any of the hacks or morons that bash her , take a pick the list is long !
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
You misunderstood my question.
I don´t talking abouth the Grant Morrison face in the middle.
My question is about the flash back pic below the tombstone scene and above the math joke.
I would like to know, who is this guy.
He looks quite sad and so does Jubilee.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Sorry mac , (I wasn't even thinking about Morrison when I drew this) . The sad face is Logan and the Tombstones were Jubilee's parents tombs .
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Sorry, but this is STILL NOT the scene, that im talking about.
What I mean is the scene directly UNDER the tomstones.
There is this guy with a big head and thin hair. Also there is Jubilee with short hair and a scarf. So, which scene is this?
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Ah yes sorry . That was a kid named Elliott and he was born with a deformity in Generation X 4.
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Jubilee haters?
That mus be people who only knows her from X-Men TAS (I admit that sometimes she annoyed me there) or this new nonsense with the whiny vampire brat.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Well she's young so she's bound to be obnoxious from time to time (hence the Daffy comparison , besides it gives her acertain sense of realism ) but even the TAS watered down version is a good character (I don't think they could get away with clear cut parental mortality so they sort of hid that ...) and even at her most annoying she's infinitely more tolerable than teen kitty (I dunno , but a 14 year old orphan is bound to complain about something... especially if they knew & loved their parents .). If anything she still managed to toss Logan across the room with her "puny " powers, or smashed the walls with Sabretooth with said "puny" powers ... Useless ain't they ? ;)
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tigerfangart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
It's the vampire crap that bugs me.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Since I spat at the mainstream a long time ago, I stayed with the actual Jubilee . But even then, she and Gambit are the only ones that survived the Characterization Genocide that slaughtered most of them ... In other words THIS is the real Jubilee [link] If you want her summed up in one image . I still hope you enjoyed the analysis .
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tigerfangart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
It changes from time to time, but then again, that's true of every character. Sometimes a writer will get it right. Sometimes a writer will get it very very wrong.

I still dislike the concept of Jubilee as a vampire.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Heh , I disliked what happened even earlier to her (remember what I said to M-day ), so I was pissed off before the vampire BS (never said that I liked that , reread the last sentence before the PS ;) )
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gladrial Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
PS - She's a vampire now because, y'know, everyone loves vampires. :(
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gladrial Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Totally agree aside from her making Logan a great character. Logan's development was very gradual and one of the best examples of character evolutions I can think of. Before Jubilee, Kitty filled the roll of 'sidekick' for Logan in a way. However, Jubilee did continue this trend, which was important or he may have reverted. I've always been a Jubilee fan and never understood the haters either. Some say she's 'annoying'. Her character was introduced at the age of thirteen. I challenge you to find any thirteen year old that isn't annoying from time to time.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
I know that Logan's evolution was gradual (his character assassination was prettyquick though ...), but here's the difference : With Kitty as the sidekick , it took a while for Logan and her to get something going because their characters were kind of dissmiliar in a big way. Besides at that point , Logan was not "mature" yet (the rivalry with Scott was still present . And it pains me to say they brought that stuff AGAIN !). Not to mention that Kitty truly hits her stride once she's an adult and in Excalibur ( and she's more of an escapist character than others . Child genius and all that...)
By the time Jubes arrived , Logan felt more adult. the squabbles between him and Scott were over ( they were both badasses at that point : the lawful one working with the chaotic one ), and what makes Jubes and Logan's connection so special is that it's a perfect blend of Father-Daughter and BFF . She saw him at his worst but would still support him. If Victor Creed is the devil on Logan's left shoulder, Jubilee is sort of his conscience (well you know, a conscience with the excitedness of Daffy or Donald .Besides both of Sabretooth and Jubilee are what got me into Wolverine ;) )

Her detractors are fools. Fools that barely know her anyway .
I am glad that you liked this article , I made a more vindictive about Gambit offing his detractors and an essay about an unfairly maligned grey man [link] [link] [link]

Here's the second time Harley appears here ! [link]
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gladrial Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely agree on all counts, aside from being disappointed at the rejuvenated rivalry between Wolverine and Cyclops. I was down for everyone growing up, until Scott proved himself to be a ginormous tool, proving he still has a lot of growing to do. As far as I'm concerned, he's free dibs on anyone that wants to knock him down a peg or two...or three.

Gambit biggest issue is that he hit high popularity quickly and then those that had direction for the character left the book. Wolverine's evolution lucked out cuz Chris Claremont stayed on board for seventeen years. Unfortunately that doesn't happen anymore so characters get jumbled around. It's sad really. Gambit was a fun character. ...I miss the days X-Men were fun.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Well now that you speak of Scott, it depends on which Cyclops you're speaking of . The actual Scott that evolved, matured and married Jean and has balls of steel to take on Mr Sinister OR the dickweed that you want to see minced into dog food by Apocalypse ?
Because the former died a long time ago, BUT we're not here to talk about him yet (I have a special occasion for that ;) )
As for Wolverine, Claremont's is good. But I tend to prefer the one by Rucka or Hama ...
Gambit actually proved more than one time to be much more than a fun character, and he's more of Nicieza's baby than anything else ... but we'

Well if you miss the x-men: welcome to my canon !

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(DC was much easier to handle , I stayed in the 90's HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA !)
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gladrial Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm of mixed feelings about the changes made with Scott. While I don't like him at all now and very much want someone to smack him upside the head repeatedly, he's at least finally...interesting. Cyclops was a hella boring character and I never cared much at all what was happening with him. Now, while I wish him misery, at least I do care to see what's going on with him. Now you can argue that some rather leveled characters are needed to balance out a group dynamic and that Scott filled that roll and I would agree with you, but that doesn't mean I have to particularly enjoy reading about them.
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