Say no to the clones?

Krakoa’s Resurrection Protocols have created a new ideal world for the mutants of the Marvel Universe, as they no longer have to fear death. All mutant life is seen as precious, and thus, all mutants who die are put into the queue for eventual resurrection. And of course, some are more high priority than others.

But after the first mission of Mr. Sinister’s Hellions, a new issue arose. The squad was sent to clean out an old lab of Sinister’s which was populated by seemingly zombified clones of his old Marauders kill squad. The group was being led by Madelyne Pryor, the Goblin Queen, who had returned from the dead some time ago. Havok was again enthralled by her, just as he had been during Inferno when she and Mr. Sinister orchestrated a demonic invasion of New York. But ultimately, as she was seeing what had been done to Havok’s mind, Madelyne was shot through the chest by John Greycrow (the former Scalphunter of the Marauders) and died in Havok’s arms.

Havok brought the issue of Madelyne’s resurrection before the Quiet Council, but it was ultimately decided that since she was a clone of Jean Grey and thus not an actual person, she would not be eligible for resurrection. Mr. Sinister, holding a chair on the council, obviously had his hands involved in this decision, as it was his experiments and creations that caused Madelyne’s creation, and he would probably be better served should she not be allowed to return to life.

But that decision causes other issues, because Madelyne Pryor was not the only cloned mutant running around. She was simply the most disliked. But what about the more socially acceptable cloned mutants running around? Say, like, X-23?

from X-Men #5

X-23, or Wolverine if you will, has been a trusted student, and an invaluable X-Man. She was welcomed wholeheartedly onto Krakoa, as was her “sister” Honey Badger. But she knows her origins, and brings it up to the New Mutants who are trying to educate them. She wonders why Evan, the young clone of Apocalypse, hasn’t been resurrected. Aren’t they people themselves?

from New Mutants #14

The answers that the kids are given is that because maybe it’s because all of the bad things that they’ve done in their past, which is BS, of course.

So what happens when someone like Honey Badger or X-23 (who is still locked in the time-warped Vault) dies? Do they bring them back? How can it be so selective in one case and so broad in another?

This is why X-Men is awesome. We’ve suffered a lot of shit to get to the good we’re at now.

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