Scott Summers was the first of two sons born to Major Christopher Summers, a test pilot for the U.S. Air Force, and his wife Katherine. Christopher was flying his family home from vacation when their plane was attacked by a spacecraft from the interstellar Shi'ar Empire. To save their lives, Katherine pushed Scott and his brother Alex out of the plane with the only available parachute. Scott suffered a head injury upon landing, thus forever preventing him from controlling his mutant power by himself. With their parents presumed dead, the authorities separated the two boys. Alex was adopted, but Scott remained comatose in a hospital for a year. On recovering, he was placed in an orphanage in Omaha, Nebraska that was secretly controlled by his future enemy, the evil geneticist Mister Sinister. As a teenager, Scott came into the foster care of Jack Winters, a mutant criminal known as the Jack O'Diamonds. After Scott began to suffer from severe headaches he was sent to a specialist who discovered that lenses made of ruby quartz corrected the problem. Soon after, Scott's mutant power first erupted from his eyes as an uncontrollable blast of optic force. The blast demolished a crane, causing it to drop its payload toward a terrified crowd. Scott saved lives by obliterating the object with another blast, but the bystanders believed that he had tried to kill them and rallied into an angry mob. Scott fled, escaping on a freight train.
Winters sought to use Scott's newfound talent in his crimes, and physically abused the young boy when he initially refused. However, Scott's display of power had attracted the attention of the mutant telepath Professor Charles Xavier, who teamed up with F.B.I. agent Fred Duncan in their mutual attempt to find Scott. Scott was rescued from Winters' clutches and was enlisted by Xavier as the first member of the X-Men, a team of young mutants who trained to use their powers in the fight for human/mutant equality. As Cyclops, Scott became deputy leader of the X-Men. While he was a skilled tactician, his social skills were lacking. Scott had fallen in love with his teammate Jean Grey, but his reserved demeanor prevented him from expressing his feelings for her for years.
Shortly thereafter, the cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force took Jean's place after she used her telekinetic powers to save the team at the sacrifice of her own life. Scott is was heartbroken at the loss of his love, finding it difficult to function. He returned to the lake where Jean drowned herself, only to have her appear to him. However, it is not the Jean he loves, but rather the Phoenix, who controls his laser shots and subsequently tries to take his life. The X-Men believe the Phoenix has killed Scott, and mourn the loss of their friend, which is closely followed by the loss of Xavier himself, also at the hands of the Phoenix.
Info from Cyclops @ marvel.com
Cyclops possesses the mutant ability to project a beam of heatless ruby-colored concussive force from his eyes, which act as inter-dimensional apertures between this universe and another. Cyclops' body constantly absorbs ambient energy, such as sunlight, from his environment into his body's cells that allows him to open the apertures. Cyclops' mind generates a psionic field that is attuned to the forces that maintain the apertures. Because this field envelops his body, it automatically shunts the other-dimensional particles back into their point of origin when they collide with his body. Thus, his body is protected from the effects of the particles, and even the thin membranes of his eyelids are sufficient to block the emission of energy. The synthetic ruby quartz crystal used to fashion the lenses of Cyclops' eyewear is resonant to his minds' psionic field and is similarly protected. The width of Cyclops' optic blast is focused by his mind's psionic field with the same autonomic function that regulated his original eyes' ability to focus. As Cyclops focuses, the size of the apertures change and thus act as a valve to control the flow of particles and the beam's relative power. The height of Cyclops's eye-blast is controlled by his visor's adjustable slit. The beam's effective range is approximately 2,000 feet.
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This verse was originally created and conceived by and for Gambit and Rogue, to explore their canon ship in muse form (see their profiles for further details). It has since expanded with other X-muses to create a world mostly based on movie canon. It is predominently movieverse, with some comic background. Cyclops is a part of their world at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and this is his main verse based on his background outlined above.
In this verse, Scott's movie canon stands, however he did not die at Alkali Lake at the hands of the Phoenix, as portrayed in the X-Men: The Last Stand. Although believed to be dead, he actually survived, deciding to escape the mutant world and hide as far away from it as possible while he tried to recover from the ordeal. However, the life of self-imposed isolation and solitude didn't afford him the escape he hoped for, and he soon found himself once again seeking solace at Xavier's. He has healed from the loss of Jean Grey, and although he realises it was more than unnverving for his team mates - and friends - to see him "return from the dead", he is slowly finding his feet back with the X-Men, realising it is impossible to escape who you are and what you are.
In this verse, Scott shares his X-Men world with fellow muses @ noiredeluxure. Please see the community profile for more info.
Cyclops is from 20th Century Fox's X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, the X-Men comics and is the property of Marvel. He appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing, from which no profit whatsoever is being made. No disrespect or infringement is intended.