I’ve been thinking, I don’t want you to teach me to be like him [Magneto] anymore… I want you to teach me to be like you.
Avengers Academy #22
Okay, this was quite a sweet scene! And I think perhaps may be my personal favorite moment of the series. I just LOVE these two!
I’m also very happy that Jeanne’s fascination with Magneto is over, and no longer wants to be like him and instead she wants to be like Pietro who she’s formed a very strong bond with. This scene just makes me smile and it was a really great turning moment for them. Their student/mentor relationship has developed quite nicely, it’s come such a long way from when she initially blackmailed him. She’s really grown to admire and respect Pietro greatly and I think looks up to him more than she does with anyone else.
And this issue was another great step forward for Finesse. I think of the original students, she has grown the most in these twenty-two issues and in a positive way. We’re getting more emotional responses from her and she’s been connecting with others better. And we’re seeing she really does care for people (well some in particular), even though she doesn’t know how to show it well. She’s still pretty morally ambiguous and probably will remain that way, but I do think she has been looking quite heroic lately. She’s also no longer just objective with her thoughts and she’s now forming some subjective opinions. I’m just enjoying very much where Christos is taking her character.