Cyclops , (Scott Summers) is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in the 1963 comic The X-Men, in the Silver Age of comics.

Cyclops is a member of a subspecies of humans known as mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Cyclops can emit powerful beams of energy from its eyes. You cannot control discharges without the help of special glasses that you must wear at all times. He is generally considered the first of the X-Men, a team of mutant heroes fighting for peace and equality between mutants and humans, and one of the main leaders of the team.

Cyclops is often portrayed as the archetypal hero of traditional American popular culture – the opposite of the tough anti-authority antiheroes that emerged in American popular culture after the Vietnam War (e.g. Wolverine, his teammate X- Men).

Scott began being trained by Xavier at his school to be part of the X-Men, the new team of mutant superheroes. Scott then took the code name Cyclops. He was joined at Xavier’s school by four other young men: Iceman, Beast, Angel, and Jean Gray. Cyclops is chosen as the team’s field leader not only for his greater experience, but also for his gift of command and ability to strategize. The X-Men make their public debut months later, saving the US space base at Cape Canaveral from an attack by the villainous Magneto, the “Master of Magnetism.”

Since meeting her, Cyclops has been romantically attracted to his teammate, Jean Gray. She reciprocated and the two began a romance that lasted for years.

Later, Cyclops is reunited with his younger brother, Alexander. Alex was studying at the University of Chicago when he suffered the awakening of his mutant powers and was attacked by the evil creature Sauron. The X-Men rescued him. Both brothers recognized each other and were happy to meet. Alex also joined the X-Men, but only as a reserve member, taking the code name Havok.

FIRST APPEARANCES

Cyclops (Scott Summers) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and is a founding member of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in the comic book The X-Men.

POWER and ABILITIES

Cyclops emits beams of energy from his eyes, described as “optic blasts”, which have the appearance of red light and deliver massive concussive force. His cells constantly absorb solar energy and he can use some of that energy to create an opening to another universe in front of his eyes. The beams fire from these openings. The beams cause no recoil or heat, are tremendously powerful, and can be used to rupture steel plates and pulverize rock, or even punch a hole through a mountain. The beams constantly emanate from his eyes involuntarily, and can generally only be stopped by his own eyelids, or by shielding his eyes with “ruby-quartz”, a translucent mineral; Cyclops wears ruby-quartz as lenses in glasses or in his visor, which is generally the only way for him to safely see without inadvertently damaging his surroundings.

ORIGIN STORY

Cyclops’s history has undergone various revisions, both minor and major. The central fixed element is the character’s origin story. As a young boy, Scott Summers is orphaned after watching his parents die in a plane crash. Scott and his brother, Alex, are the only survivors. Their parents placed the two boys in the only available parachute and forced them to jump from the plane just prior to crashing. The boys become wards of the state and are separated. When Scott’s powers manifest uncontrollably he runs away from the orphanage and wanders before being taken in as ward by Charles Xavier.

ENEMIES & ROGUES

Cyclops is rivals with Wolverine but generally clashes with rogues of his team, the X-Men.

ALLIES

 X-Men, X-Force, X-Factor, Phoenix Five, X-Corporation, Hounds, Starjammers(Time-Displaced Cyclops),  Champions

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