Does Cyclops' eye beam follow his gaze or the direction his face is pointing? E.g. if Cyclops crossed his eyes, would two beams go in different directions (or, cooler, would the beam disperse)? If he looked at the end of his nose, would he blow his nose off, or would the beam just shoot straight out?

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    He's immune to his own blasts (and he and his brother are immune to each others blasts), so no, he can't accidentally blow his own nose off.
    – phantom42
    May 16, 2016 at 1:05
  • Rather similar to this question: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/17580/…
    – Kai
    May 16, 2016 at 21:21

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As far as I can tell, so long as he's wearing his visor the beam follows the direction of his head:

Cyclops and his eye beams throughout the years

That seems to be the point of them.

But the beams do seem to come directly from his eyes

Eye beams warming up

But I've not seen a single image of Cyclops glancing one way or the other, regardless of the trickshots he pulls off:

Cyclops hustling at pool

So my best answer is: undetermined.

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