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Unlimited Highlights: Cyclops & Emma Frost

Trace the history of this dramatic romance as they battle for supremacy in AvX!

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By Ben Chabala

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In Avengers Vs. X-Men, the Phoenix Force continues to consume and corrupt Cyclops and Emma Frost, pitting them against the Avengers, their fellow X-Men, and even each other. With their relationship and the fate of the world headed toward some potentially rocky shores, we take a look back at Scott and Emma’s beginnings, the good times and the bad, before the battling lovebirds have a chance to end all that is.

NEW X-MEN ANNUAL 2001

Cyclops, Wolverine, and the rest of the X-Men head to China, hustling to prevent an international incident between some of the country’s highest-ranking military officials and Sublime Pharm Solutions. They get much more than they bargained; enter Xorn, a mutant black hole ready and raring to blow. Amidst the chaos the first flickers of a forbidden flame suddenly take flight between Scott Summers, the stoic leader of Xavier’s X-Men, and Emma Frost, reformed villainess and psychic siren. It all starts here folks!

NEW X-MEN #156

An angry anti-mutant mob wants to burn the Salem Center X-Corp building to the ground, with Emma Frost, the Stepford Cuckoos and a group of scared young mutants still stuck inside. Cyclops and Beast show up in the nick of time to save the day, but not before the crazed crowd kills one of the children. Now Scott has a choice to make: close the Xavier Institute, or rebuild like Emma wants and give every kid with an X-gene a fighting chance?

ASTONISHING X-MEN #14

Care to take a look inside the mind of Scott Summers? In an effort to unleash Cyclops’ full potential Emma digs deep into his gray matter, plucking out all his fears, insecurities, and hidden doubts. She takes him to places that he hid even from Jean Grey—even from himself. There, in the dark recesses of Scott’s psyche lies a decision: does he take control of his power or allow it to control him forever?

UNCANNY X-MEN #495

The school once more reduced to rubble, Scott and Emma decide to take a vacation. No more X-Men, no more Sinister or Marauders, no more Reavers or Civil Wars, just the saurian simplicity of the Savage Land. They enjoy long walks on the beach, prehistoric picnics amidst extinct flora and fauna, and even double dates with Ka-Zar and Shanna while dinosaurs duel to the death, cheered on by an ape-ish audience. Must all good things come to an end?

UNCANNY X-MEN #505

As Norman Osborn’s Dark Reign slowly gains momentum, Scott, Emma, and the rest of the X-Men hope to wait out the storm on Utopia. But Scott’s been hiding things from his friends, dirty deeds done in the dark by Wolverine and X-Force. Worse, he’s been concealing them from his ladylove, and we know Emma hates being snubbed. Will the former White Queen take up Norman’s offer to be a part of his secret cabal? Read on to find out!

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