Case X-1743: Unresolved [Notes]
X-Files / X-Men Movie Crossover
POV In 1996, Mulder and Scully investigated a case wherein a teenager
reputedly pulverized the wall of his high school bathroom while at his
senior prom, 'with red beams that came out of his eyes.' There were
multiple eye-witnesses. The boy subsequently went missing before
he could be questioned. Case, unresolved. In the spring of
2005, Senate hearings convened in Washington, DC, for Senator Kelly's Mutant
Registration Act. Dr. Jean Grey testifies in opposition to Kelly
on the senate floor. But it's not the lovely doctor who gets Mulder's
attention . . . . .
Safe as the movie was for younger readers, and a good deal less violent.
YOU CAN read this story without extensive current knowledge of the X-Files
or the X-Men, although if you're an X-Phile who hasn't at least
seen the X-Men movie, you'll be confused. And if you're an X-Men
fan who doesn't know who Mulder and Scully are, or why they were in the
basement of the Hoover building, bail now. Otherwise, all that you need
to know is below, or contained within the story itself . . . .
This is an old-fashioned X File. As such, it's not dependent on the larger
series mytharc. But there are a few things that one can't avoid. If we
assume that events in the X-Men film occur (as it says) "in the
not too distant future," then I must extrapolate from the X-Files season
(2001). My solution is not to guess too much. Seemed safest. But the following
details are important:
Anyone who's seen the film should be able to follow this, but a few points
There are three people on the
X-Files after 2001 but Mulder is no longer one of them. He was drummed
out of the FBI in season 8. The current agents assigned to the X-Files
are John Doggett, Monica Reyes, and Dana Scully (part time). Yet Reyes
isn't in this tale, and Doggett only briefly. And yes, dammit, I
LIKE Doggett. He gets only a small cameo in Part II because he doesn't
really fit into the story. This is a Mulder-Scully piece, though readers
do need to know that by Part II, Mulder is no longer an FBI agent.
Also, Scully had a baby at the
end of season 8, which is apparently Mulder's, although that was never
spelled out in so many words. I've assumed here that the two did marry
at some point after 2001. Naturally, the dynamics of interpersonal
relationships among the X-Files crowd will have altered somewhat in the
four years between the events of the 2001 season, and the events in Part
II of this story.
This is for Naomi, for a lot
of things. Cyke and Mulder in one story! And Scott gets a happy ending
Events here are prior to or
consanguineous with the early scenes of the movie. That means Rogue and
Logan have not yet arrived at the mansion and do not appear in this story.
As in my "Five Pounds," I follow
COMIC canon here, which makes Cyclops an orphan. The basic tale of Scott's
foster parents is a MUCH modified version of "Little Boy Lost" (with thanks
to Pugui for putting it on the Red Shades archive). As comic fans know,
Scott spent years at an orphanage in Omaha, Nebraska.
Despite this Scott-as-orphan
take, I do follow the movie novelization in which Scott's power
manifested at his senior prom. The scene in the screenplay used for the
novel was not filmed, but everything you need to know about it is
related in the story. (Yes, I let Selena grow up in "Goddess of the Moon,"
but this is Selena as she was at seventeen.)
The snippet of initial dialogue
at the beginning of Part II is taken directly from the beginning of X-Men:
A last note:
fosterage is easy to demonize. But there are good foster parents, as well
as bad ones. And not all foster kids are trouble. This story is dedicated
to the foster parents who do it for all the right reasons.
X-Files belongs to Fox Studios and Chris Carter, Mulder to David Duchovny
and Scully to Gillian Anderson. X-Men: The Movie belongs to
Marvel Comics and Twentieth Century Fox, James Marsden has made Cyclops
his own, Famke Janssen played Jean Grey, and the amazing Patrick Stewart
has brought to life Professor X, who will now forever have a British accent
in my mind. :-)
can find the version of this story with images, as well as a good deal
more of Minisinoo's X-Men fiction, at The
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