Avengers Academy #23
ugh. my heart. This ending is so tragic, but so well done. In this possible future, Finesse has lost her memory. Sooner or later, she will have absorbed so much knowledge and movements, that it’ll overwrite her memory of her loved ones. This is something she was warned about back in AA9 when Finesse faced off against her alleged father, Taskmaster, who has the same problem. And if you’ve read his 2010 Taskmaster mini, he explains more thoroughly that he can only retain implicit memories (which his photographic reflexes work by) and anything explicit, he forgets. And the more I think about this, this possible future gets overwhelmingly sadder as they share the same fate, he doesn’t remember his wife and would forget Finesse after their conversation. And Jeanne here couldn’t recognize her own daughter, and who knows if she remembers Reptil either. The hesitations when she spoke and that Maria’s moves only looked “familiar” worries me even more to just how bad her memory has become.
But on the upside, I did love so much that in this future, Jeanne/’Berto are together, and not only that but have a family! I can only hope they’ll get together in the regular timeline and love each other, but please without all the tragedy. My heart can’t handle all this sadness.