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Opening Biography of Designate: Cyclops. . .



Code Name: Cyclops
Real Name: Scott Summers
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Student-Adventurer
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Anchorage, Alaska
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Alex Summers (Havok, brother); Christopher Summers (father, deceased); Katherine Anne (mother, deceased)

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Glow red, naturally brown
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Racial/Ethnic Background: Caucasian/Native-American
Distinguishing Features: Can not open his eyes without having protective lenses of ruby quartz in place.

First Appearance:
Ultimate X-Men #1


Powers/Skills: Cyclops is a mutant with the ability to project beams of ruby-colored concussive force from his eyes. Cyclops' body metabolizes solar energy in the process of generating the beams. He is unable to control the blasts and wears a visor of ruby quartz to block it.


History: Scott Summers is the elder of the two sons of Christopher Summers, a United States Air Force Major and test pilot, and his wife Katherine Anne. Scott and his mother and younger brother Alex were flying back from a vacation in Christopher's airplane when the plane had engine failure and the plane caught fire. Katherine Anne Summers pushed Scott and Alex out of the burning plane with the only available parachute. The parachute was unable to slow their fall sufficiently to prevent Scott from suffering a head injury on landing. (The injury damaged the part of Scott's brain that would have enabled him to control his optic blasts as well as memories from his childhood). Scott remained comatose in the hospital for 6 months. Alexander, Christopher and Katharine were believed dead. On recovering, Scott was placed in an five different foster homes, none of which worked out. He moved into Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska where he was labeled a problem child. Years later, as a teenager, Scott began to suffer from severe headaches and eyestrain. But rather than inform the people that the orphanage, he kept the pain to himself. Scott was further aggravated at the lack of interest in him by prospective parents and eventually left the orphanage on his own. Scott will not reveal what truly happened but does mention that it wasn't very glamorous. It is assumed that his powers finally manifested around this time, and the Professor found him and took him in, cleaned him up, and gave him a home. At Xavier's, Scott completely turned his life around. A month or so after moving into the Mansion, Xavier brought in a young woman by the name of Jean Grey. When the class at the mansion began to grow, Scott took on a role as leader of the group and would initiate training sessions as well as lead missions out in the field.


Personality: A natural-born leader, Scott finds himself thrust to the front of line when more often he would rather disappear into the background. He can be a bit of a controlling, especially out in the field. At times, Scott has been known to exhibit a dry and sarcastic type of humor. He was terribly self-conscious about his skinny frame; however, this has being alleviated as a result of the intense physical training he has undergone as the first X-Man. At times he can be aloof and cold, his interpersonal relations are crippled by the burden of his awesome, uncontrollable power as well as his tragic youth.