August 5, 2010 Leave a comment
And now a moment for assumptions.
Have you met Hope Summers? She’s been around for a couple years now but just recently has she made it back to the present. She spent her childhood in a distopian future (several of them, actually) running from Bishop alongside her for-all-intents-and-purposes father Cable. You remember now.
Now that she’s amongst the X-Men proper, she has taken the opportunity to learn about her real parents. In last week’s issue of Uncanny X-Men, Hope journeyed to Alaska for the first time since she was kidnapped as a baby by Cable as the Purifiers and Marauders were closing in on her. It’s implied that the X-Men looked in on the matter but didn’t take it too far. A name and a history, mainly, learning that her mother was killed in the attack and her father was unknown.
Hope laid flowers at her mother’s grave and was approached by the woman’s mother – Hope’s biological grandmother – who of course didn’t recognize her. Besides that the woman was not aware her daughter was even pregnant – Hope had not been missing as long as her present age would suggest. Time travel can be screwy like that. Even though Hope avoided revealing her true identity, the woman invited her in to talk about her daughter. Hope went alone – without her X-Men backup – and spent some time, seeing the picture of her mother, a local firefighter, before deciding she had enough and taking off.
And that’s where I got thinking.