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Why Comic Fans Hate Cyclops

Breaking down just why it's so often been a tall ask to truly get behind Scott Summers.

Marvel Comics

The character of Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, has long been a staple of Marvel Comics.

Created by the iconic duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Scott would debut in September 1963 as one of the original members of the X-Men. Positioned as the leader of Charles Xavier's merry band of mutants, Cyclops was the poster boy for what the X-Men stood for.

He's one of the top dogs of the X-Men - an X-Men team who would eventually go on to become the hottest act in the world of comic books at one point in time - but Cyclops has become almost a figure of mockery amongst readers over the years.

For a number of reasons, people have often struggled to embrace Cyclops as anything but an annoyance, to the point where some readers flat-out hate the guy. And to be fair to those who have their issues with Cyclops, it's not like Scott has always been an easy guy to get behind.

Taking a look back through his storied history then, here's a breakdown of just why the Cyclops character has been a major turn-off for fans across the decades.

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