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Cyclops for Champions

Real name: Scott Summers
Other known aliases: Slim
Occupation: Hero and adventurer.
Current group affiliation: X-Men (co-leader).
Past group affiliations: X-Factor
Major enemies: Magneto, Sentinels, Shadow King, Apocalypse, Mister Sinister.
First appearance: X-Men #1
Description: Scott is a man in his early 30's with red eyes and brown hair. He stands 6'1'' tall and weighs 185 lbs.

13     STR      3
14     DEX     12
18     CON     16
13     BODY     6
13     INT      3
20     EGO     20
18     PRE      8
14     COM      2
 8     PD       5
 8     ED       4
 4     SPD     16
 8     REC      2
36     END      0
29     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 97

Powers, Skills and Equipment

70     8D6 EB,0 END(+1/2),Personal Immunity(+1/4)         0
 5     9 Mental Defense     
 3     Breakfall 12-     
 3     Combat Piloting 12-     
 4     M Strike     
 4     Martial Dodge     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 3     Mechanics 11-     
 3     Navigation 11-     
 3     Survival 11-     
 3     Systems Operation 12-     
 3     Tactics 12-     
 2     TF,Air Vehicles     
 8     4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)     
22     +5D6 EB,OAF(-1),Personal Immunity(+1/4),0 END(+1/2) 0
 7     12- Find Weakness,Desc: with Energy Blast.,OAF(-1)     
 6     6 Levels: with Energy Blast.,OAF(-1)     
Powers Cost: 153


Base Points: 100
20     Accidental Chg,"EB fires if he has open eyes without
        visor.",common,occur 14-
 5     Distinctive,"Wears red goggles or glasses all the time.",
        easily concealable,minor
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
20     Hunted,"by various mutant hunters.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
 5     Physical Lim,"Color blind",infrequently,slightly
10     Physical Lim,"Looses powers if kept away from sunlight for
15     Psych Lim,"Feels responsible for the other X-Men.",common,
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Phoenix IV.",common,strong
 5     Rep,"Mutant hero.",occur 8-
 5     Rivalry,"Wolverine",professional
15     Secret ID,"Scott Summers"
 5     Watched,"by Professor X.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
        mild,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: Scott's visor allows him to control his blasts, as well as focus (the additional damage) and aim them with amazing accuracy (the levels and find weakness).

History: When Scott Summers' father, now known as Corsair, and his family were being abducted by aliens, he pushed his two sons out of their plane with only one parachute for both. They survived the fall, but Scott, the eldest, suffered a year-long coma and was diagnosed with irreparable brain damage, which ultimately has led to difficulty in controlling his mutant power to this day. Now effectively orphaned, the Summers brothers were separated, and Scott ended up in an orphanage that was ran by the enigmatic villain known as Mr. Sinister. Mr. Sinister noticed Summers' mutant potential immediately, and often subjected him to subversive experiments.

As a teen, Summers began to develop severe headaches and eyestrain, and was taken to a specialist in Washington D.C., where Summers first exhibited his optic blast, destroying a construction crane. Summers fled into the city and was forced into an unwanted partnership with the mutant criminal Jack Winters, the Jack O'Diamonds (later, the Living Diamond.) Summers was also being saught by the mutant teacher, Professor Charles Xavier, and the Professor freed Summers from Winter's domination and offered him a position as the first student of his new School for Gifted Youngsters, and thus the first mutant hero team, the X-Men.

X-Men #1 Summers served as a member (and soon, field leader) of the X-Men for quite some time, and stayed on board when all the other original members left. There, he met the love of his life, Jean Grey (now, Phoenix IV), a fellow X-Men, and was reunited with his brother, who became a fellow X-Man.

Cyclops worried about the disappearance of Colossus when Colossus was invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).

At one point, when Jean Grey was impersonated by the Phoenix Force and destroyed, Summers believed her to be truly dead. He left the X-Men and became a fisherman. Soon afterward, abducted by the alien Brood, Summers fought alongside the X-Men once more, and learned the truth about his father. Returning to Alaska to visit his grandparents, Summers met Madeline Pryor (unknown to him to be a clone of Jean Grey), whom he quickly fell in love and married, due to her remarkable similarities to Jean Grey. The two soon had a son, Nathan Christopher (later, Cable.)

When Jean Grey resurfaced, Scott abandoned Madelyne and the baby to join with the original X-Men in posing as the mutant hunting X-Factor, really a front for the manipulating mutant hater, Cameron Hodge. Hodge pushed Summers to the point of mental breakdown because of his love triangles, before being discovered. During his time with X-Factor, he saved his son, who had been kidnapped by Sinister. He also led X-Factor in fighting Madelyne as the Goblin Queen, and later fought the super villain Apocalypse, who forced Summers to give up his son to a member of the future Askani clan, the only way to save him from the techno-organic virus Apocalypse infected him with. Soon after, Summers returned to the X-Men. (Months later, an adult Cable would return to this reality, and although he often teamed up with Summers and the X-Men, leading their associates the New Mutants and X-Force, it would be still many more months before Cable revealed the truth of his origins and reconcile with Cyclops and Grey.)

Summers continued to serve the X-Men, briefly leading a contingent known as the Blue Team, and finally realized his love for Jean Grey in marriage. During their honeymoon away from the team, both Summers and Grey were transported to the future by a member of the Askani clan, where they met Rachel Summers, a child of Summers and Grey from another timeline and the leader of the Askani clan. The two posed as citizens of that world while raising Summers' son, the future Cable, in his childhood, and defeating Apocalypse in that timeline. Returning, the couple continued to adventure with the X-Men, and when Professor X left the team, Summers assumed full-time leadership.

Later, during the government sponsored mutant-hunting operation known as Operation: Zero Tolerance, Summers and several teammates were captured by the villain Bastion (formerly, the mutant hunting robot Master Mold.) In Bastion's attempt to destroy mutantkind, he placed a bomb inside Summers' body, although he and the X-Men escaped, and Summers was saved. He and his wife soon took a leave of absence from the X-Men for a period of recuperation.

It wasn't long, however, when the couple led a group of X-Men associates in assisting the nanotech-cyborgs called the Mannites against agents of the villain Apocalypse. They then agreed to return to the X-Men, and soon found themselves embroiled in Apocalypse's bid for cosmic power by assembling what he called the twelve. Summers was kidnapped as one of the Twelve, but with the help of the X-Men, escaped. In order to foil Apocalypse's plan, Summers saved the life of Nate Grey (actually Cable from an alternate reality,) from being physically absorbed by Apocalypse. Instead, however, Summers himself was absorbed, and although his wife sensed his presence, Summers was presumed dead by most of his teammates. Cable joined the X-Men full time in his father's stead.

Soon, Jean Grey and Cable left the X-Men in order to focus their attention to search for Summers. They tracked Apocalypse to his birth place in Egypt, where Summers, now an amalgamation of himself and Apocalypse, fought them. Ultimately, Jean was able to physically rip Apocalypse from Summers' body using her mental powers, and Cable destroyed Apocalypse's essence with his own telepathic powers. Summers left for a small period of recuperation, when he met and reconciled with his father, Corsair. Afterwards, Summers returned to the X-Men and continues to adventure alongside the team. However, Summers appeared to have changed from his association with Apocalypse, and many of his relationships had become strained, including his marriage.

He was among the heroes incapacitated by Graviton when he attempted to take over the Earth once again (Thunderbolts #57).

Professor X, the Beast, Wolverine, Phoenix IV and Summers have re-opened Xavier's school, now called Xavier's Institute of Higher Learning, to the mutant population at large, training and educating new students to help them cope with their powers. Summers now helps to educate and train dozens of young mutants, many severely disfigured or requiring specialized training and technology.

Note: In the alternate time line depicted in New Warriors #11 to #13 Scott was a member of the mutant underground lead by Magneto.

Cyclops from the X-Men Movie Note: The character of Cyclops has appeared in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends TV series as well as the X-Men animated series, the X-Men film and the X-Men: Evolution animated series.

Powers: Scott Summers has the power to unleash powerful optic blasts of ruby colored kinetic energy from his eyes, presumably releasing stored cosmic energy like his brother, Havok. Like his brother he is immune to the effects of his own power. For this reason, both brothers seem to be immune to each others' powers. Although he should be able to control these blasts, the injury in received as a child caused these blasts to become constant.

Summers is dependant on ruby-quartz glasses in order to contain his blasts when he opens his eyes, and at first had to release the blast via a button on his visor. Summers has also grown into competent fighter and strategist.

Links to other Cyclops pages:

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - March, 2003

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.