The Avengers and the X-Males have undoubtedly come to blows earlier than in quite a few tales. Nonetheless, the opening stress between the 2 groups in Avengers vs. X-Males is the one which serves as a really perfect blueprint for the form of battle that would exist between the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s variations of the X-Males and the Avengers.
Whereas the sprawling AvX developed right into a extra primary “heroes combating corrupted heroes” storyline, the preliminary divide between the 2 groups on the coronary heart of the occasion was a genuinely compelling battle. With the data that the Phoenix Power is coming straight for the Earth (and has been laying waste to varied planets alongside the best way), the heroes have differing concepts on tips on how to deal with the scenario.
The X-Males have, by far, probably the most expertise with the cosmic entity, however are nonetheless coping with a splinter of their ranks on account of the occasions of Schism. This ends in Cyclops’ camp absolutely embracing the thought of the Phoenix Power bonding with Hope Summers, believing it may restart the X-Gene throughout the planet and reverse the consequences of Home of M on the mutant inhabitants. However the X-Males are additionally absolutely conscious of how harmful the Phoenix Power could be, prompting Wolverine and Beast to be cautious of the more and more militant Cyclops gaining an edge over that energy. The Avengers share that worry — with the group in the end deciding that the potential of Hope dropping management and destroying the planet is an excessive amount of of a menace to disregard.
Arriving at Cyclops’ base of operations, Captain America calls for Hope be turned over to them for protecting custody. However Cyclops — lastly confronting the remainder of the Marvel Universe over the collection of tragedies and conflicts the mutant neighborhood has confronted alone through the years — refuses to again down, and tells the Avengers to again out of mutant considerations. Nominally, either side have some extent. The Avengers have loads of concern for the harmful potential of the Phoenix Power, a component that has destroyed total planets with ease. However the X-Males have confronted such points on their very own and survived, giving them a justifiable perception that they’re higher suited to the difficulty than the Avengers.
It is a compelling battle, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each groups. Whereas the occasion ultimately turns into way more black and white in its morality, the storyline’s opening is a powerful constructing block for the X-Males’s eventual MCU introduction. The Avengers may see the rising mutant inhabitants as an actual downside, given their sheer energy. Particularly if the mutants are a instantly launched ingredient to the universe, the established heroes is perhaps inherently cautious of a gaggle of them actively coaching on probably cosmic ranges. In the meantime, the X-Males’s technical disconnect from the Avengers would give them loads of cause to mistrust authority. If the world hates and fears them, they’re more likely to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as threats as an alternative of potential allies, pushing them right into a extra complicated mild.
As a way of contrasting the X-Males’s place within the MCU to the extra optimistic view the world has of the Avengers, a battle between the 2 factions over that type of situation may very well be supreme. It would not even essentially have to be centered on Hope and the Phoenix Power. An inherent battle present between the standing quo-protecting Avengers and the extra transgressive X-Males may make for a strong approach of introducing and establishing why mutants are particular, particularly in comparison with the Avengers and their strategies of defending the world.