Quote:Someone needs to be the fall-guy. The gov't, the people, everyone is now screaming in the after-math for someone to take responsibility. The Gov't and the innocent people won't stand for anything less. They either need someone to take the fall (become the fall-guy) or assume full responsibility for it all happening. Cosmic entity possessed us all to do those evil deeds won't cut it. It rarely does. Sure, the hero's and villains who united to put and end to it all understand, but those outside those groups won't.
Quote:Scott knows this and that's why he's allowing himself to be martyred for the cause. It's why he didn't even resist arrest once it was all over with. He's taking one on the chin for all mutant-kind and saying to everyone, "It's my fault, put all the blame on me." So that all the suspicion and blame don't fall on other Mutants unnecessarily.
Did Wolverine, etal ever served jail time or any sort of punishment for the deaths that they caused? Seems like Scott Summers is more of a man than all of them combined...
The Marvel-verse gov't is willing to turn a blind eye to the occasional killing, accidental or even purposeful, IF you are a hero who has done a whole lot of saving. After all, the Hulk got a Presidential pardon when he saved the world.
But when you do something so drastic as what Scott did, and it's effects are so wide-spread, they'll need someone to take the fall, they'll need someone to be the Villain they can make a face and example of. Scott is apparently willing to be that face, that villain, and I suspect when he comes to trial he'll tell the judge about how the Phoenix possess him and all the others, but that they need to let the others go because they didn't volunteer like he did, something like that, so that he can plea-bargain his way into being the Martyr that the cause needs and that the Gov't can have to assuage the masses.