|DC/Marvel: Age of Infinite Heroes|
Scott Summers is a teacher at Xavier's Institute for English and is also an Assistant Headmaster. He always wears strange red sunglasses, and on the surface appears emotionally distant.
Cyclops is the field leader of the X-Men, a mutant superhero group of questionable material to the public. They are guest speakers for Mutant and Human equality.
Scott Summers was born the son of Major Christopher Summers and his wife, Katherine. While flying on vacation, the Summers family's small, private plane was attacked by a spaceship, an emissary of the Shi'ar Empire. Scott and his younger brother, Alex, were given the plane's only parachute and sent to safety, while their parents were presumed dead as a result. As they plunged towards the earth, however, the parachute failed and, in his panic, Scott manifested his optic blasts for the first time, driving scarlet energies into the ground at the last minute to slow their fall enough to survive. Nonetheless, Scott suffered a significant head injury, the result of which left him unable to control the use of his powers to this day. Waking up in the hospital, to Scott's dismay, he and Alex were quickly separated: younger children are easier to find homes for, so the blonde boy was scooped away from Scott.
Life in the orphanage was difficult for Scott. Losing both his parents and his brother in short order made him emotionally fragile. In a time of lesser regulation on childcare, the orphanage was survival of the fittest, and the damaged young man made an easy target...at first. In time, Scott learned to put a protective shell around himself and how to dish out punishment himself. While he never grew popular there, rough boys, after a time, learned to steer clear of Scott Summers, unless they wanted to take as good as they got. Meanwhile, unknown to Scott, the orphanage was under the direct control of the rogue geneticist Mister Sinister. Sinister quickly became fascinated by Scott's unique genome, his mutant strain showing a wide variety of interesting potentials. Scott went through a lot of medical examinations along the way, including being fitted with a special pair of ruby quartz glasses to protect him from eyestrain. By that point, he hadn't manifested his powers openly since the fall from the plane, an incident that remained foggy and impossible to put together in Scott's traumatized mind. He only wore his glasses sporadically, however, resulting at last in an uncontrolled manifestation of his power in public. Scott fled an angry, anti-mutant mob and, even as he learned his special glasses could contain his energies, he also learned that he would be feared and hated by those who didn't understand his powers.
Scott's public display of power attracted the attention of Professor Charles Xavier. Seeking out the young mutant, Charles enticed Scott to come to his School for the Gifted, as it was called then, in spite of the machinations of more sinister forces to try and keep them apart. There, Scott began, for the first time, to blossom. The fellow mutants of the first class of X-men became not only friends, but family. Scott almost immediately fell in love with classmate, Jean Grey, although he kept it to himself as much as he could. And Charles' trust and belief in him allowed him to see himself as something other than the boy whose parents died, as the freak with the laser eyes. As field leader of the X-men, he discovered he had a gift for heroism, cool under fire and naturally skilled at tactics and leadership. He proved worthy of the trust placed in him and, as such, grew more into a man.
With the X-men, Scott has withstood many adventures and faced many hardships. From early days battling the villainy of mutants such as Magneto, Sauron, The Blob and Mystique. He watched as the school grew and grew, becoming the Xavier institute and, as he grew older, became more teacher than student (to the point that he's now Deputy Headmaster). His brother, Alex, arrived, having manifested his own mutant gifts and leading to a complex and sometimes heated reunion. And, in time, when two worlds faced a crisis, he plunged into the Labyrinth alongside his fellow heroes of two worlds. There, he suffered horrors, both physical and emotional, of which he still prefers not to speak...but, in the end, they prevailed and a new world dawned. Despite the new state of affairs, Scott found himself in much the same position: leader, teacher, mentor. And, of course, father, as the vagaries of time and space have brought him children he's yet to have, coming back from dire futures to warn and prevent. He's learned to love them all the same, even if some have a tendency to grind his gears. It seems to be a common Summers family trait. Through it all, he's remained a steadfast rock in the storm, the man everyone could rely on. The only question is, how much of a beating can a rock take before it begins to crack and erode? Only time will tell.
DUTY - Scott is a creature of responsibility. He takes pride in following through on his word and doing things the right way. Disciplined and methodical, he's a first one in, last one out sort of man. Indefatigable, he never gives up and always keeps his higher purpose in mind. He never takes shortcuts and doesn't have much patience for those who do.
FIERCE - While others may see him as staid or boring, the truth of Scott Summers is far different. Scott feels passionately and it is that same passion that drives him to fight as hard as he does, to expect and achieve as much as he does. He's the true believer, the protege, and he's determined more than perhaps anyone to make Charles Xavier's dream of coexistence a reality.
STOIC - Scott keeps his cards close to the vest. Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but, for all the passion in his heart, Scott rarely makes a big display of his emotions. His pilot father, when he was very young, regarded it as a sign of weakness, as did the boys at the orphanage who'd take their boots to any kid caught crying in his bunk. So, he learned to keep things to himself, and now only shares his truest self with those who've earned the trust to be worthy of it.
DIRECT - Scott generally doesn't pussyfoot around. He believes in honesty and tends to be very straightforward with people. He's not afraid to give an honest assessment, especially in his capacity for team leader. Mistakes, after all, can be the difference between life and death out in the field. Even in his early twenties, he already has the makings of a drill sergeant in his own way, although he tries to temper it with compassion when he can, especially towards the younger members of the team and students.
BROODING - Part of the downside of stoic is that, when something's wrong, Scott tries to deal with it on his own. He has a habit of suppressing his feelings, of putting them aside in favor of the needs of the moment. This can let things build up in him and generally make him an unhappy man. He's at his best when he has someone to talk to and confide in.
TOUGH - While others of a more brawling (and hairy) nature might get more credit for it, Scott Summers is as tough as they come. While he's certainly physically tough, his real toughness is in his mental fortitude under fire. He's capable of thinking quickly and handling pressure, staying cool and confident. This not only allows him to function well in such situations, but gives him the ability to inspire others by his example. His toughness is one of the reasons that, whatever they feel about him personally, when the X-Men are in trouble, most of them look to Scott.
HOPEFUL - Scott believes, genuinely, that right will win out in the end. He looks forward to the future, thinking that each day will get them closer to the achievement of Charles' dream. He sees it in the eyes of the new students who come in and in the hearts of his comrades around him. As tough as he can be, Scott is, in many ways, an optimist. It just doesn't make him soft.
LOYAL - Scott sticks by his friends and family through thick and thin. He would never betray those he cares about, and actually, genuinely loves most of the people in his life, even if he doesn't show it. Once you're part of his 'tribe', he'll do anything for you, even if you have trouble getting along on occasion.
ROMANTIC - Scott's passionate nature means he falls in love easily and hard. He's a believer in true love, and takes matters of the heart very seriously. Obviously, this can be a complicated issue, and so it is, oftentimes, both a strength and a weakness.
First Player's Logs
- 2011-03-27 - Jailbreak a Hundred Miles High - X-Men are called in for backup when SHIELD loses contact with a prison transport, and the nuclear power supply is off the charts.
- 2011-04-01 - No Killie! - Scott meets up with Logan to try and talk him out of killing Creed.
- 2011-04-02 - Jubilee's Task - Scott calls Jubilee to the office to talk about Logan, and how to try and talk him out of killing Creed one last time.
- 2011-04-16 - Radiation Girl & Killer Tomatoes - The Hazmat-Girl is in trouble, and the X-Men + Generation backup arrive to save the day. Of course, Wolverine has to go and get fifty restraining orders filed against him... (DG: 2011-04-16 - Friends of Humanity Protest Almost Turns Riot)
- 2011-05-06 - Leave it to Hazmat - When Jennifer is attacked, the X-Men come to the rescue! Only Hazmat can make it end in an ick. (DG: 2011-05-07 - Terrorist Attack Against Mutant Teen)
- Marvel: 2011-05-07 - Welcome to Xavier's - Jennifer Takeda gets her official invitation to Xavier's Institute.
- 2011-06-24 - Caim's Past & Future: I'll Take Responsibility - Xavier graduates go out for a movie, and end up stopping a bank robbery. In the progress, they pick up two strays, one a mini-Scott and the other a mini-Logan. Oh crap... (DG: 2011-06-25 - Electro Arrested)
- 2011-07-09 - Garage Quality-Time - Scott invites Caim out to the garage for some quality-time. Jean ends up joining them, and Caim finds out he has a lot of decision making to do, and likely more support than he ever wanted.
- 2011-09-10 - Are You Sure She's Mine? - While shopping in downtown North Salem, Scott runs into a very strange woman, and Logan thinks he is being helpful.
- 2011-09-12 - The Sun'll Not Come Out Tomorrow - Right after Rachel arrives at the school and has a little bit to settle in, the new found father and daughter have a heart-to-heart.
- 2011-09-24 - We Are Going to be Fine? - Scott spills the beans about Rachel to his...girlfriend?
- 2011-10-27 - Laura's A-Maze Reward - Cyclops runs a Danger Room program for Laura to test her out and get her used to the strange environment.
- 2011-11-12 - Acts of Vengeance: The Fanboy, Deadpool - Deadpool stops by the X-Institute for a visit, and Laura proves her worth.
- 2011-11-18 - A New Kind of Homecoming - Alex and Scott have a heart-to-heart talk, Summers style (basically, things are messed up as per usual).
- 2011-12-05 - After School Special - Scott visits Pete to give Lorelei an After School Special Talk.
- 2012-01-18 - House Call - Nicoletta and Scott visit Lore at Pete's place.
- 2012-02-24 - The Failure - What kind of mugging in the park do you call that?!
- 2012-03-04 - Acts of Vengeance: Finale - The Finale to The Chess Board's plans, the Avengers and X-Men have a climactic brawl with the U-Foes over the steps of the New York Public Library! (MTV: 2012-03-04 - Time for a Hammering)
- 2012-03-20 - The Bad Guy - The Summers brother speak about pushing the kids too much, and the potentially dangerous Creek.
- 2012-03-31 - Summers' Time in Alaska - The Summers Brothers are caught by something Sinister this way comes.
- 2012-04-08 - Kensington Comes About - The X-Men go to recruit a fiery mutant who's on the run!
- 2012-05-25 - Cutscene: Heroes Crisis - Earth-M161: Darkness Steals - Earth-M161: The darkness steals heroes from the world.
- 2012-06-29 - Beach Bum Birthday - Finally, Alex turns 21! There is a big bash at Xavier's Institute to celebrate with the usual amount of mushiness, pranking, and violence.
- 2012-06-30 - Happy Birthday Havok! - It's Alex's birthday and look at the guest list!
- 2012-08-27 - Cutscene: Prime Anti-Mutant - Not the Children - The news cast for the Pro-Mutant Rally slaughter airs, and leaves people in shock in horror at the injustice of it.
- 2012-09-11 - Prime Anti-Mutant: The War Room - The X-Men discuss Operation Zero Tolerance and what to do about the Prime Sentinel threat.
- 2012-11-29 - Prime Anti-Mutant: Blind Angel - The X-Men go to Senator Kelly as Avenging Angels, trying to show him the depths of darkness of which he has allied himself with to pluck him from them. If he cannot be made to see reason, then they must ask themselves if they will have the darkness take them underfoot; they find that they are not the only machinations at work in the depths of the twisted sea.
- 2012-12-23 - Prime Anti-Mutant: No More Than Broken Toys - The X-Men go on an official mission to bring down the Prime Sentinels. The primary team goes to take on the headquarters of Operation: Zero Tolerance.
- 2013-01-28 - Brotherly Love and BFFs - The Headmaster and one of the Co-Assistant Headmasters meet with Alex about the potential dismissal of Jean-Phillipe.
First Player's Logs Continued
- 2013-02-18 - She Was Born He - Alex confesses to Scott who he is dating, and it goes about as well as expected.
- 2013-02-26 - Do You Care? - Daria gets her interview with Scott and Warren for admittance into Xavier's Institute.
Second Player's Logs
- 2013-03-12 - Let Them Eat Cake - Protesters and a set-up, and then Hank goes down. Hope is left realizing, she hasn't even seen the tip of the iceberg.
- 2013-03-19 - Family Affairs: Something Rotten in the State of Dakota - Supergirl, Avengers and X-Men all go to North Dakota on a lead to rescue Asia! With unexpected results.
- 2013-03-25 - I Was Helpless - Scott approaches Hope to try and talk some sense into her, and becomes her secret keeper instead.
- 2013-04-02 - Growing Up - Scott Summers calls Cessily Kincaid to his office to ask if there is any reason why the girl is not celebrating her birthdays.
- 2013-04-14 - Are You Crazy?! It's Mr. Sinister! - After a lead at a location of Mr. Sinister's lab, Traveler gathers some unknowing allies, and accidentally gets Cable dragged into the mess as well!
- 2013-04-27 - Generation Next - Alex, Scott, and Lorna talk about future directions for the Gen-X Team.
- 2013-08-04 - It Is Love And Forgiveness - Hope finally confesses much to Scott, in more ways than one.
- 2013-08-11 - Cutscene: Hope all is well! - Someone goes missing, and no one the wiser.
- 2013-08-13 - Unexpected Guests - A family union that is far from celebrated, as they worry about an old nightmare that could rip their ties apart.
- 2013-08-16 - Daddy Issues - Hope comes home, but she comes with some rowdy friends, and is quite loud about her 'daddy issues'.
- 2013-08-17 - The Sun Be Out Tomorrow - Hope wakes up to Scott staring at her, and it is actually very heart-breaking and sweet.
- 2013-08-22 - For Justice Part 3 - James and Maddie embark on the quest for answers, and find more grief than they ever planned.
- 2013-09-01 - And You Were There, And You Were There... - Beast is dying, and all hope appears lost, well, except for the crazy Hope who is just crazy.
- 2014-01-12 - SDR: X-Men Takedown of Northern NY Newt Plant - About what you'd expect when the X-Men have the option to take out the place making the anti-mutant drug, newt.
Third Player's Logs
- 2014-03-28 - Not-Father and Not-Daughter Power Chat - What starts out as a chat between Hope and Cable becomes quality time that Scott accidentally crashes. Alright, so family-time is still awkward these days.