Fantomex is a X-Man that has really grown on me the last few years in Uncanny X-Force. What I like about him is the fact that he really doesn’t belong, yet somehow sticks around the X-Men. He was my favorite part of the Grant Morrison era due to the fact that him being so unique.
The character is a hybrid human/mutant/sentinel that was created by Weapon Plus program to hunt down mutants, but eventually becomes sentient and has allies himself with the X-Men. And thanks to his programming, he thinks that he’s French.
He is a mercenary by trade, and that is how he got caught up in with Wolverine and Archangel’s secret X-Force team. He reminds me a lot of Deadpool, but without the annoying parts and a more practical conscience. He gets under everyone’s skin and is constantly manipulating people. And that’s what makes an interesting character.
I do like Fantomex. I think he’s kinda fun. But he is also a bit of a cliche, and kinda silly. His romance with Psylocke was really badly-written by Remender, though Humphries has done some interesting stuff with it. Overall, yeah, I’d say he belongs pretty far down the list.
Yeah…I’ve been just reading that Fantomex/Psylocke stuff and it was pretty rough, especially with the three Fantomexes being in love with her.
Yeah. That was really fun. It was great stuff, and felt far more genuine than the Fantomex/Psylocke stuff in Remender’s run. Rick Remender can’t write a romantic subplot to save his life.