Reads Too Many Comics
This isn't sourced but it sounds plausibly accurate:Some of that was because he got fired prior to the harvest. I recall some of his notes being posted to COMICS-L on Bitnet in like, 94, maybe 95. I don't remember much of it now, but I remember being struck at the time how some of his plans were followed by later writers, some not, and some appearing in varied form.
I have searched for an archive of the Bitnet COMICS-L in the years since X-Men Forever appeared, hoping to compare them, but I have not yet found any such record.
I don't remember Scott making any trouble over Ororo being placed over him later on, so that momentary resentment probably won't come up again, or have an effect on events if it does, but it's another example of Shooter's own understanding of the characters, as Claremont didn't write Scott like that when he served under Ororo before. Arguably, he overstepped himself in taking initiative in instances where he should have waited for orders, inadvertently undermining her, but frankly thinking himself the superior/rightful leader? Not so much.Rogue: "What are we-all going to do?"
Magneto: "You, Rogue, and the others will go now and prepare a ship! We may have to move quickly against Galactus, if as Xavier and I fear, this event foreshadows hostile action on his part! In the meantime Xavier and I shall try a more subtle approach! You heard me! Go!"
Logan: "Since when do you give us orders?"
Ororo: "I am leader of the X-Men!"
Scott: "That's right!" . . . Though with stakes this high perhaps I should be, given my experience!
Charles: "Listen to me, my X-Men! Until further notice I shall give the orders . . . here and in the field! Now please do as Magnus said! There is no time for discussion!"
Scott: "All right . . ." For the moment, anyway!
Script: Jim ShooterI am but a virus on the greatest of worlds I now tread! Other men would simply blind themselves . . . or fall to their knees and worship . . . or perhaps, if they were less learned than I, they would lack the wit to react at all! Bu I, Victor Von Doom, shall find an answer here! No! I shall find a way -- a way for the virus to grow . . . to become strong . . . to overwhelm this mighty, pulsing world-ship . . . and then Galactus himself . . . and then the Beyonder! And then "answers" are of no concern -- for they shall simply be . . . my will!