Age of Apocalypse/Headscratchers

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  • Which brings up a Fridge Logic issue with the whole "Alternate Universe" concept: if there is a universe for each possible outcome of an event, there should be at least one where the M'Kraan Crystal was breached without rectification, therefore dooming all existences.
    • If all things are possible via alternate universes, then logically there's a universe that will prevent this from happening.
    • Later X-books established that there are watchers of the multiverse who press "delete" on universes where this occurs. Maybe they were out to lunch when the AOA happened.
      • Or maybe they would have pressed "delete" when the other existences were in danger. Watchers adopt a watch and see attitude.
        • According to a canon comic book series spun off from the X-Men Animated Series, the M'Kraan Crystal was fractured, and destroyed the alternate universe of the 1990s Marvel cartoons. So, I think that when the M'Kraan Crystal is destroyed, it only takes with it its respective universe.
        • So 90's cartoon Spider-Man is dead? That's depressing.
        • Ouch. I think you just killed a piece of my childhood with that reveal.
    • If a multiverse is made up of all possible universes, and there are universes that can cause the destruction of the entire multiverse, then it stands to reason those universes are not technically possible, because the multiverse still exists. Or, as has been already said: A Watcher did it.
  • How was Charles born? No really, Rogue repeatedly says that she can not touch him, so how did he touch her for 9 months?
    • Her power works on skin contact. Skin is on the outside, babies come from the inside.
      • So he should have been screwed at birth, seeing as how the vulva and the vagina are made of skin. Of course, she could have had a c section...
    • Plus as we've seen in the comics when the Carol Danvers personality was in control Rogue's powers actually do have an on/off switch she just for some psychological reason has a mental block she can't otherwise overcome. So as a mother her instincts would have had it shut down for at least the duration of her pregnancy where her fetus was concerned.
  • If you look at the final battle in the final publication of the arc, you'll notice that Cyclops and Havok shoot and kill each other. And no, not with guns or crossbows, but with their powers. For those not in the know: this is freaking impossible!!!
    • The folks at Marvel eventually got the memo and in the 2005 miniseries Cyclops turned out to be alive. Havok was killed by Wolverine.
  • How is Sugar-man's tongue able to kill Vincente despite the fact that he was in a gaseous form?!? a quote from The Other Wiki : On their way to find Illyana Rasputin, they unfortunately ran in to Sugar Man. Although they attempted to shoot the maniac, he stabbed the pair with his razor-sharp tongue, almost killing Husk and delivering a fatal blow to Vincente, even though he was in his gaseous form at the time. I call shenanigans. This has irked me for more than a bloody decade.
  • What happened to the lucifer invansion?
    • Forget the Lucifer, what happened when Galactus came to Earth?