Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rob's Room: Cyclops' Cat by Phil Jones

Cyclops' Cat by Phil Jones
This takes a sick sense of humor to appreciate...
Am I really engaging in a discussion as to whether Cyclops optic blast can split a cat in two...   I was curious enough to look this up and, respectfully, disagree.  Kitty is toast! ;)
Cyclops emits beams of energy from his eyes, described as "optic blasts", which have the appearance of red light and deliver massive concussive force. The beams cause no recoil or heat, but are tremendously powerful, and can be used to rupture steel plates and pulverize rock . . . The effective range of his optic beam is approximately 2,000 ft.  It has been observed to be focused tight enough to punch a pin hole through a coin, drill through the trunk of a log, and pierce the skin of the Blob.  Cyclops has shown the power of his optic blast by blasting through the walls of a hardened building, tunneling through solid rock, and blowing the top off a mountain. Cyclops' force beams were measured by Iron Man to be almost 2 gigawatts. Two gigawatts is about half the peak power output of the Doel Nuclear Power Plant and when Cyclops released this much energy he exceeded his control over his optic beam . . . Against other Marvel characters, Cyclops has been able to use his optic beam to knock Thor's Hammer from his hand. He is known to be able to overload Bishop's energy absorption power and is revealed to never have willingly used more than a small fraction of his full potential due to his anxiety regarding his optic blast.


DanielT said...

NITPICKER ALERT: Cyclops' eyebeams work as concussive force, not like a laser. The beam he's using here may have felt like a soft shove to kitty but wouldn't have cut her in half.

DanielT said...

I counter with this:

which not only shows the precision at which Cyclops can use his powers, but also shows he can't use his beams like a laser cutter (which is exactly what is implied by the cartoon).

DanielT said...

Here is a much funnier (I think) riff on an X-character's power: