I've been a humongous fan of the X-Men for years, however Mimic is, by far one of my favorite (second only to Toad, but different story) X-Men baddies. Yet, there is one thing I find deeply disturbing.
Mimic's powers are those of the original five X-Men (Cyclops, Iceman, The Angel, The Beast, & Marvel-Girl), giving him the following powers: optic blasts from the eyes, cryokinesis (freezing), wings that enable flight, enhanced strength, and telekinesis. Now, the deeply disturbing part? Cyclops' optic blasts. Due to a severe head trauma in his childhood, Cyclops must wear a pair of ruby-quartz lenses to block a never-ending flow of optic energy which would annihilate everything in it's path.
Now, when Calvin Rankin (Mimic) copies that power, the beam is STILL unstable and Calvin finds himself wearing a similar pair of glasses to block the beam. Now, at first, this is acceptable, since it was before the revelation of Scott's head trauma. However, after the head trauma was revealed, Mimic still needed to block the beam. Why? If Mimic copied the power and had not received trauma to the head, he should be able to use the beam freely, am I right?
If anyone has any information whatsoever on this particular matter, it would be greatly appreciated.