Originally posted by love_of_bob
I think Ultimate Nightcrawler did have a personality before. He was just grossly underused. He managed to be very naive, very wise, caring and very dangerous at the same time. He was lively, charming and dorky. Plenty could have been done with him without turning him into what he's become. I was intrigued at first by him turning out to be mentally unstable. I hoped that would lead to something interesting, raise questions rarely asked in comics. The homophobia, too. That could have been awesome, could have fleshed out his character immensely.
Instead he was just promptly ostracized and the X-men don't seem to care one bit. Which seems like a huge mistake on their part, at the very least tactically, considering that he's trained to be a weapon and mentally unstable and all and now their enemy, out there somewhere. Kirkman's Ultimate X-men are all self-centered morons and Ultimate Nightcrawler is even more lame than before, imo. He's just less likable.
The best thing about mental instability like that is that it is very possible to keep it hidden. With how much face time he'd had in the book before, it's completely believable that he just hadn't had a chance to show how nuts he was. I don't recall him having a personality before, it was all just small talk. Hee, I remember big excitement on the forums because he was in an issue. He didn't say anything but he hit Cyclops in the face with a frying pan! Hot damn!
When did they ostracize him? He was in a coma so he wouldn't run away. He wouldn't even talk to Xavier. Then he woke up and ran away. Only Rogue (well, and Dazzler but she was sort of justified) was actually mean to him or anything.
*sigh* Yeah, Kurt doesn't have a conflict at this point and even his purpose is really vague. Team's conscience? Bah. No one ever listens to his advice. Team's heart? He seems to preach more than interact with people.
I have also grown to hate his stilted dialogue. Someday some writer needs to do something about that. I'm sick of hearing "my friend" every other sentence. I want him to sound like a normal human being. I want him to get annoyed now and then. There was a time when he used to be sarcastic.
The Kurt I like is currently in limbo and it doesn't look like he'll be back any time soon.
I don't even read his dialogue any more cause I know there will be a reference to God or prayer in every single speech bubble and, hey, I'd stop talking to someone in real life if he couldn't open his trap without pointing out how religious he was. He's supposed to be a people person and that shit is incredibly alienating to anyone who isn't also an obsessive theist. (And even then...) Which, last I checked, was NOBODY currently on the team.
Maybe that's why no one wants to hang out with him. Oh shit, if they worked that into the books somehow, I would die. Just die! "Kurt, we don't invite you out any more because saying Grace over your beer is JUST TOO MUCH. Stop being such a goddamned joykill."
Maybe no one listens to his advice any more because his advice is BAD? He got in a snarky lil "Charles..." over some brain snooping last issue. THANKS KURT. What would they do without him to nag at them over moral grey areas???????
????? WELL??? The team would fall apart! Am I right???!!!
Originally posted by NachtcGleiskette
Pffft, you just want tons of excitement and fantastic sex. Looooseeer.