Many superheroes are known for blurting out hilarious quips mid-battle, and in X-Men #3, Cyclops shows off his own self-deprecating sense of humor.
SPOILER WARNING for X-Men #3!
As the leader of the X-Men, Cyclops has to deal with a myriad of stressful situations. Luckily, he’s not letting his position on Krakoa’s newly elected mutant team go to his head. In fact, Scott Summers seems to be having fun fighting alongside his fellow heroes, showing off a comedic side of his personality that fans haven’t seen in quite some time.
Marvel fans often criticize Cyclops for being a dull character. Despite having been a core member of the X-Men for decades, he is usually forced to act as the straight man for the bigger personalities on the team. While this can certainly make for some fun dynamics, it often causes Cyclops to come across as super strict and rigid. For a skilled leader like Scott, these stringent personality traits can make sense at times, but when applied too heavily, he becomes little more than an unrelatable killjoy. Fortunately, Scott is proving that he’s found a balance between giving serious orders and sprinkling in a bit of humor during battle.