‘Berto: Finesse, Don’t! He took Juston and his Sentinel down with a thought! He’ll kill you!
Jeanne: Let me go! What’s wrong with you?
‘Berto: Finesse, I.. This is going to sound crazy, but I’ve switched minds with myself from the future. A future where we… where what we have means everything to me. I came back to save all that. Please, I know it’s impossible to believe.
Jeanne: It’s not. I believe you. Your mannerisms and speech patterns are different. What you’ve told me explains my observations… and changes nothing. I will not stand by while our friends die. I would not like myself if I did that. And if you could still care for me after I let them be murdered, your future is not one I want to see.
Avengers Academy #25
Ahhhh! So it seems, I just end up loving Jeanne more every new issue! I LOVE this moment! She’s grown so much and come so far since the beginning of the series. Her journey towards the heroic path has been the best to read. Especially when I think she probably had the most potential at the start to go to the dark side and before I used to think of her as more amoral. And now it’s great to see her embracing heroism more every issue.
Also one of my favorite things about Jeanne is just how courageous she’s always been, never hesitant to step up. And she’s been becoming more selfless too and the past issues, you can see she really does care for others even though she has trouble showing it. And I love that she’s expressing more of herself as she continues to learn and try to understand her own emotions and feelings as well as those of others. So yeah, I love what a great hero she’s turning into!
And this is also a moment that reminds me that they’re all just really good kids!