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Unexpected, but cool

Whoever made up this one put a little more thought into the questions than usual. Kinda fun.

You are Beast!

You are brilliant and extremely clever. You can
handle almost any problem swiftly and
efficiently. You are devoted to philosophy and
are always up for a good discussion.
Sometimes, though, your anger gets the best of
you and you upset those whom you care about.

Which X-Men character are you most like?
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Oh, and I didn't catch who Hank was debating on the TV in the bar -- too amused watching Rebecca Romijn-Stamos have too much fun not being blue -- but Jack pointed it out: someone being addressed as "Mr. Shaw".

Bodes interestingly for which bits of comic canon they're going to adapt for their Phoenix purposes, hmmmm?



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May. 7th, 2003 07:29 pm (UTC)
OK, now I know I'm gonna have to see this while I still have time.

But as for the reference? Er ... let's just say Numfar is doing the dance of cluelessness.
May. 7th, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC)
Let's try posting this under the right userid this time...

About Shaw, you mean?

First name, Sebastian.

Code name, Mastermind.

Voice in the cartoon, Nigel.

Ringing any bells?
May. 7th, 2003 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the attempt, but it's not so much of a ring as a clank. I only saw the first year of the cartoon. And right about the time I started law school, what little I knew about X-Men was subject to a core dump.

I'm assuming uber bad guy.

I guess I've got to see the movie.
May. 8th, 2003 06:27 am (UTC)
Re: *sigh*
I'm assuming uber bad guy.

If in the definition of "uber bad guy" you include "manipulative piece of dren playing with really, really big fire by trying to corrupt Phoenix and thus demolishing the balance that kept her power from destroying everything she ever cared about," then yeah. :-)

In this case, though, it's a throwaway bit -- we just see Hank (who is Beast, in case you didn't remember his real name) on a TV for a few seconds, doing some kind of discussion/debate about mutants on a news show. I don't think we even hear a whole sentence from him, but it says "Dr. Hank McCoy" on the bottom of the screen, and he addresses a comment to "Mr. Shaw."

Also had to giggle because it was the Vancouver actor who played Daniel's father in "The Gamekeeper" and later played Seth.
May. 8th, 2003 06:31 am (UTC)
Re: *sigh*
Just to confuse you further, evil_overlord has just reminded me that I was getting my Hellfire Club real names mixed up. Sebastian Shaw is the Black King.

Different character, same group, so the potential foreshadowing stands.
May. 12th, 2003 06:03 am (UTC)
About Shaw, you mean?
First name, Sebastian.
Code name, Mastermind.

Val? Sebastian's the Black King; Jason Wyngarde is Mastermind.

Or at least I'm pretty damn sure. Time to go reread the Dark Phoenix Saga again...
May. 12th, 2003 06:14 am (UTC)
No, you're right. See the rest of the comment for my D'oh-ing over the brainfart. Already done. :-)
May. 7th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC)
I didn't notice that at *all*, and I even saw it *again* earlier today! heh. How cool is that?? *G*

And uhh....**coughs** Actually, Sebastian Shaw isn't Mastermind [though Nigel did do Mastermind's voice in the 'toon, as I recall....]. Sebastian Shaw was the Black King, leader of the Hellfire Club. ^_~ [and the one who, in the comics, no-one could stop until Storm froze him with a blizzard....tee hee. He absorbs the kinetic energy of however much force he's hit with, and it makes him stronger]

And, as yet another aside, as I recall Shaw also funded either the second or third [can't remember for sure which] wave of the Sentinels. heh

Ah, now I remember! Mastermind's name is Jason Wyngarde.
May. 8th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)
Re: whoa.....
Oh, frell, you're right. Take away my early-to-mid-80s X-fangirl decoder ring, because I have officially become an idiot. D'oh!

But still, Hellfire Club. And I should bloody well be able to keep all the chess pieces straight, considering I was reading New Mutants when the HC recruited Roberto's dad, and Selene became the Black Queen, etc...
May. 8th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: whoa.....
There's an X-fangirl decoder ring? I want one of those! LOL

Of course, I always weirded out a friend [who used to collect comics same as I did...] by being able to name issue numbers that things happened in, so I could be a hideous exception...^_~

[and I must admit to a bit of cheating, I dug out my Ultimate X-men book to make sure that I'd spelled Mastermind's real name correctly...*G*]

Of course, I've always been a bit X-men fan, as anyone that walks into my room and sees the Rogue and Gambit posters can attest to...heh [which I need to get new frames for them, darn it!]
May. 8th, 2003 02:31 pm (UTC)
Re: whoa.....
by being able to name issue numbers that things happened in, so I could be a hideous exception...^_~

I could do that for the first 3 or 4 years I was reading them, and for a while after that with big events. That knowledge is definitely no longer in my brain, however. :-)

I dug out my Ultimate X-men book to make sure that I'd spelled Mastermind's real name correctly...*G*]

Okay, I don't feel so bad now. Other than my brief brain-fart confusing Wyngarde and Shaw (and I still have no idea HOW that happened, except that they both desperately need to die most of the time), I actually still have an alarming amount of X-trivia straight in my head. Pretty much anything predating Inferno. After that it's spotty, 'cause it's when I stopped reading anything but Excalibur regularly, and I gave up on that after another couple of years. I'm peripherally aware of some of the major events since then, but I try not to be. ;-)
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