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X-Men + Fantastic Four #1 | Why Reed Richards Is A #@&% Boi!

X-Men + Fantastic Four #1 | Why Reed Richards Is A #@&% Boi.  Is Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic a jerk?


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what is up Earth's Mightiest subscribers
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it's Ernie blur without fear welcome
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back to the channel okay so today's
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video we are going to be getting a
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little treat by way of chips sidarsky
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and Terry Dodson and that is x-men
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Fantastic Four number one of four this
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is kind of a comic I think a lot of
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people have been waiting on I think a
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lot of people have been wanting to see
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what's gonna happen we've been teased
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this since house of X number one and
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some would even dare say even before
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that during the Jonathan Hickman
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Fantastic Four run there been some
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things that have kind of correlated
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between the two but now that you know
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all of this has kind of come to a close
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house max has come to a close
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powers of 10 has come to a close dawn of
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X has already begun we've already seen
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how the mutants of krakoa are now
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dealing with this new world that they
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are in now that they've kind of taken
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ownership of themselves and the question
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that has still been left unanswered is
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of all the omega-level mutant x' why has
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franklin richards not come to krakoa
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and we're gonna answer that question as
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well as maybe tackle a couple of other
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possibly uncomfortable themes that are
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in this comic that I know tends to upset
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people because they don't like politics
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and social justice and their comics but
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it's gonna be a thing we're gonna talk
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about all of that and more right now
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but first let's hit that intro for the
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quick this comic is spending a lot of
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plates and we're going to right now it's
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done done pretty well it's actually done
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very well chip Starsky is just he's just
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on point I feel like there's really no
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other way to say it this comic basically
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is telling us how Franklin Richards has
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been dealing with a being born into a
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family as famous as a fantastic for
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having all of this pressure and weight
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kind of instantaneously hoisted upon
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himself because he is little bit born to
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Marvel's first family not only is he
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born to famous parents but he has also
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be has powers of his own and not only
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does he have powers he has powers that
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essentially make him a god Franklin
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Richards is listed as a omega-level
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mutant on a universal level he is for
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all intents and purposes probably one of
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the more powerful of the Omega level
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reality war purse but the other problem
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he has to deal with which is Exhibit C
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he is losing his powers and he doesn't
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really know why his powers have actually
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been a plan contention for him for I
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would say the last 10 15 issues give or
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take a fantastic for this is something
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that is not just been in the Fantastic
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Four comic but it's also been a part of
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almost every crossover the Fantastic
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Four have been a part of since the
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Fantastic Four relaunched under dance
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law every time Franklin Richards uses
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powers they become diminished he begins
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to lose them more and more and more he
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has literally gone for being arguably
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probably the one of the most powerful
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beings on the face of the planet to
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being someone who could just as easily
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be you serving you your coffee at
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Starbucks next week and that's no shade
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against baristas who work at Starbucks
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I appreciate my baristas also my wife
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was a barista for over ten years so
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no shade just saying that you go from
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Fantastic Four to Brees that's a pretty
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you know you get you know I'm talking
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about anyway with all this going on
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everything that's happening and
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everyone's ducks kind of being put in a
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row after the opening of Dawn of X
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Charles Xavier magneto have now turned
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their attention to the world's most
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powerful mutant who probably won't be a
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mutant for much longer they want to get
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their hands on Franklin Richards and
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bring him back to cacoa and get him back
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into the fold put him where he belongs
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and the thing is they already kind of
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suspect that they're gonna face
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opposition from Reed and Sue Richards
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they already know this they anticipated
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it this is a news they know especially
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after house of X number one when Cyclops
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encounter them they're already prepared
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to battle the x-men in case they come
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looking for Franklin I also found it
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really interesting that Charles is going
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to use Cape pride as a way to try to
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shrink Franklin Richards
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into coming to krakoa like you a lot of
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people may forget that in this is even
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brought up in the comic that back in
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Fantastic Four vs. x-men the original
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Fantastic Four vs. x-men four back in
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1987 Kate was actually on Latveria and
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helped by Doctor Doom Franklin used to
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come and hang out with her while she was
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you know trying to be helped he would
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constantly like come and talk to her and
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they became friends pretty damn close
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close as two people could probably get
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without it being a stat Sarge
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to show I'm speaking facetiously I'm not
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making light of statutory rape anyways
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they want to use Kate to try and I guess
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play on Franklin Richards nostalgia if
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you will and as far as Franklin Richards
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is concerned the whole thing surrounding
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him the biggest problem is if I say yeah
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he feels like his dad can't help him he
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feels like his dad Reed Richards the
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smartest man on earth most likely is not
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able to save his own son and it makes
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him feel bitter and even though I feel
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like Franklin probably knows deep down
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that yeah sure it's not his dad's actual
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fault it's just it's just the one thing
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on earth he can't fix and this even
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becomes a running theme a little later
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on when he's talking
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Ben Grimm Franklin and Ben are sharing
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some milkshakes and next thing you know
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Ben is trying to explain them that yep
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your dad is not just intentionally
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trying to not help you but he does bring
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up something that is a major point of
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contention I think for both of them as a
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fact that yeah Reid is a smartest man on
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earth but he can't fix his own son and
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he can't fix his best friend Reid has
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never been crazy about the idea that
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Franklin is as powerful as he was I mean
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yeah sure he didn't mind using it when
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it suited his purposes but for the most
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part he's always been concerned about
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the fact that Franklin is basically a
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God a God who could create universes
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just at the blink of an eye and of
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course he always needed someone to back
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his play and be his muscle on the
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Fantastic Four so why would he go out of
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his way to fix the one person who could
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fit that role and you gotta admit you
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look at this art here and what you what
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Terry Dodson is putting together here
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this picture he's painting is letting
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you know that even though Ben probably
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knows deep down this isn't really true
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it did get his wheels turning and I even
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appreciate the themes of here of what
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sue is trying to explain to read because
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Reed is a man of science he doesn't he
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doesn't really know how to rationalize
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things can a common sense type of way
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but sue is kind of the voice of reason
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in all this and of course being the
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mother of Franklin Richards moms usually
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have that kind of intuition even if she
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kinda has to break it down in layman's
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terms for Reed Richards the fact that he
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grew up knowing that he was gonna be
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this one thing this one great thing and
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all of a sudden he knows he's not gonna
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be that thing anymore and now he has to
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try and find his way and that's what sue
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finally makes Reed understand if he even
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understands it at all now what I think
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is really kind of grazie here is when
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the x-men pull up on the an C Street
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because at this particular point this is
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when themes of segregation and
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separation come into play and it is
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Manny it's probable man it's one of
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those things that I know like I said a
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lot of people don't like it they're like
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we gonna talk of these things we're good
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but I mean it just it is what it is and
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at the end of the day yeah
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should there be segregation should there
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be separation is it better for two
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people two groups of people to just
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segregate themselves from each other or
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you or rather just be segregating you by
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force from each other for the betterment
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of their futures or should people who
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are oppressed just remove themselves
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from a situation that could potentially
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harm them it's one of those things that
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like you know there could be an argument
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made you for you separating oneself
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there could be an argument made for not
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separating oneself and I'm not here to
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make that argument for you but I'm just
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here to let you know those themes are
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very well there I think I probably been
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one of the people who's been the most
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vocal about the fact that in a real
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world setting I don't really think that
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separation is the answer to fixing
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issues regarding prejudice and racism
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because all that really means is that
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you're walking away from a problem the
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problem is still there and it will
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probably come back again because as we
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all know history repeats itself but this
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is a comic book it's fantasy fictional
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characters so in this particular
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instance I say hey if the Mules
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want to go take their ball and go play
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elsewhere that is on them but I will say
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man same xavier in this position where
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yeah he's recognizing yes we are better
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than humans we are above you I mean he's
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not saying as bluntly as magneto is but
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he has to agree that yes we are better
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than you we are embracing that we are
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better than you and Reid is just
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throwing out the fact that he doesn't
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like how the x-men have been doing
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business kind of echoing what a lot of
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naysayers uh in the X Comics community
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or he would even say something outside
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of the X Comics community have been have
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felt about the way that you know the
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mutants are handling business lately
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they don't like the fact they become
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isolationist they don't like the fact
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that the innovative separated themselves
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or see themselves as being better than
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normal people when in fact in a
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real-world setting if any of those same
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people became what the x-men are they
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would probably think they're better than
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most people that just this is reality
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but some people don't see it that way
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neither read nor sue want to give up
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Franklin they don't want
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franklin to go to krakoa but the thing
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is franklin it seems like he really
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wants to go he seems conflicted at first
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of course he does seem conflicted but it
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doesn't seem like he doesn't want to be
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there he has a curiosity and that's why
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kate is there because all the while
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while sue who I kind of feel like yeah
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she kind of felt threatened she felt as
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though her family was being threatened
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so she acted in anger in a way that yeah
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she attacked Magneto I kind of
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personally feel like that I kind of feel
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like yeah even though Xavier and Magneto
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are talking greezy as I don't think that
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was really a necessary pull there
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because it actually escalated the
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situation to the point where now it's
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not just sue versus Magneto it's now
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becoming Johnny Storm versus Bobby Drake
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it's becoming the x-men versus the
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Fantastic Four in the middle of Yancy
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Street now there are a couple of points
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where I do feel like yeah maybe magneto
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is out of line in the situation where
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he's saying oh you're basically trying
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to say the suit has no right to try and
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keep Franklin from going to Rico but at
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the end of the damage kind of oh she is
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his mom for Christ's sakes but the real
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problem in this comic and I think
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there's gonna be a very major point of
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contention for a lot of people is the
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fact that when Franklin who sees an
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opportunity while everyone's distracted
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to just run through the gate and go to
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krakoa
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when he runs through it he literally
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runs through it coming out the other
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side
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he doesn't even crash into it the way
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that Kate did in Marauders number one he
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literally runs through the gate and it's
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all because of Reed and it makes me
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wonder what has Reed been up to I mean
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yeah his powers are going away his
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powers are failing him but now we
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learned that the reason why he can't go
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through that gate isn't because his
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powers have officially gone away it's
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because Reed made a device to basically
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cover up his mutant x-gene
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and with his mutant
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Jean covered up he can't go through the
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gates and he did this specifically
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because he knew about the gate that was
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outside of their apartment he could also
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knew that one day Franklin would try and
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go through it and he didn't want him to
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so he put this device in Franklin and
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basically took away his choice from him
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and it also goes back to an earlier
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conversation that they had right before
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all this happened Reed told Charles that
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he's trying to force a situation into
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resolving itself before the time is
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right and now Xavier is reminding Reed
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that maybe just maybe this whole
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situation that they don't have to do
12:47
anything the x-men are going to go back
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to cacoa
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and this whole situation will resolve
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itself in time on its own even later on
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when xavier z' talking to Cyclops he
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recognizes that they don't have to
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approach Franklin anymore he will come
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to them because of what we did Reed
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violated Franklin's trust and as a
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result of that Franklin with the help of
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Illyria who seems more than happy to
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want to help him find his place on quark
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oh it may be more just because she wants
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his room but also because she does feel
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that yes that Reed was wrong for doing
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what he did he'll everyone agrees Ben
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even agrees sue even agrees even though
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she didn't want Franklin to go she still
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agrees what he did was on some fresh
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shit and getting back to Valyria she's
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so anxious to help Franklin she helps
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him stow away on the Marauder but the
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problem is the Marauder isn't going back
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to kokoa it seems that they're going
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somewhere else they have a mission right
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now to go pick up some refugees the only
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problem is they have been attacked by
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dr. doom anyways I thought those are
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really interesting comic I like this
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first issue there's a lot of good stuff
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to pick apart here I know a lot of
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people are probably gonna get pissed off
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about some of the themes in it and
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that's fine I mean honestly if you
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haven't noticed by now that there's
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social themes in x-men comics I don't
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know what to tell you but I think it's a
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good comic I think it's a good kickoff
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ship sidarsky literally came in and laid
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his dick on the table in regards to how
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he wrote this issue I mean this was kind
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of like a hey hold my beer tight moment
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in regards to like what Jonathan hit
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done with the x-men I feel like chip
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sidarsky is gonna try and reinvent that
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with this whole x-men Fantastic Four
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crossover I mean it's only four issues
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I'm hoping that Franklin gets his powers
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fixed and joins the xmin that would be
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amazing
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and I would even like for the Fantastic
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Four at the end of this to actually him
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maybe get over themselves and maybe be
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friends with the x-men maybe help the
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x-men hell maybe even we could figure
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out why you know if he can figure out
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how to create something to keep Franklin
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from going through the crack Owen Gates
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maybe he could figure out how to fix
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Kate's problem you never know let me
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know what you thought about x-men
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