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It looks like he keeps his mask on. Since the mask requires him to either touch the mask or use the hand switch, he's probably safe. Just to cover all bases, there was a time between All-New X-Men #3 and Uncanny X-Men v.3 #22 when Cyclops had lost control of his powers such that the visor would not contain them, only his eyelids. I don't know how he slept ...


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According to the Marvel website, they cannot hurt him. 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 ...


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He didn't. He has never had full, permanent control of his optic blasts over his history. He has had brief periods where his power was under his control due to either temporary physical or psychological alterations to his body or mind. Origin 1: Scott Summers suffers traumatic brain injury as a child when he and his brother, Alex, parachute from a plane ...


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Don't have a canon answer, but prior to shooting speed-of-light beam, he needs to aim and fire which is a biomechanical process limited by (1) Signal propagation in nervous system and (2) Muscle-driven movement of head/neck/eyes. Due to #2 (which likely overshadows #1), an alert adversary can read his body language, prepare for the blast and move away if ...


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All heat is a form of energy, but not all energy is heat. Heat, as we know it, is just energy in the infra-red portion of the light/energy spectrum. We get too much sun, our skin gets damaged and we get radiation "burns" from the ultra-violet, but they aren't heat burns. Often, a material will absorb the energy on one wavelength and emit back energy on ...


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We know almost nothing about the energy which Scott Summer's mutation allows him to access through his eyes. The energy appears as a red light but has the potential of delivering a kinetic payload equal to hundreds or even thousands of pounds of dynamite. Described in several different ways but ultimately settled on as: Cyclops possesses the mutant ...


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Cyclops can miss using his optic blast the same way a shooter can miss using a gun. Using his powers is a skill that required training. Not to mention the fact he cannot direct the beam with his actual eyes, he must turn his head and direct the beam using his visor controls. In his early career, he could not control the intensity of his optic blast, it was ...


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Cyclop's optic blast is not electromagnetic energy so its signature color has never changed. Nothing is known about the dimension from which the red kinetic energy is released. It is the same color even when he does not wear his visor. Ruby quartz crystals resonate at the same frequency as the psionic field that protects both Cyclops and Havok from their ...


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This is how I've always understood it: Grab a standard flashlight and turn it on. You've got a beam of white light. Now grab a red color filter or a piece of cellophane and hold it over the flashlight. The beam of light is now reddish. That's the only difference between a red-colored concussive force beam and non-red one. Granted, your flashlight isn't ...


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As you can surmise from the age issue, they are not brothers in the film universe. Bryan Singer confirmed this in an interview a few years ago. When questioned of Havok & Cyclops' "brother" relation, “Yes, the time line is different,” Singer said. “It wouldn’t physically fit for him to be the brother of Cyclops. We take some liberties on that. There ...


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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclops_(comics) Cyclops' body is naturally immune to the beams' force.[110] His mind projects a psionic field that envelops his body rendering it immune to his optic beam, allowing him to shut it off by simply closing his eyes. Scott is also immune to the power of his brother Alex (Havok) who has the ability to emit ...


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Scott is immune to the beams, even if they bounce back behind the ruby quartz glasses nothing happens to him. I would imagine that everything he sees is ruby-tinted because as in one of the previous comments stated above, that is the "color" of the beam, and the sunglasses.


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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: That seems to be the point of them. But the beams do seem to come directly from his eyes But I've not seen a single image of Cyclops glancing one way or the other, regardless of the trickshots he pulls off: So my best answer is: undetermined.


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Cyclops' power is a concussion beam. His beams doesn't have heat as primary damage source, but impact. In Proteus arc, he stopped Wolverine's fall from a greath height by continually firing small beans at Wolvie's butt, which slowed his fall speed to a safe zone (Wolverine was not immortal back then). Some writers don't understand this and write Cyclops' ...


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Originally, yes they could hurt him, back when he was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963. Now, for anyone wondering, no, no one ever rebounded one of his beams against him in the original stories. However, it should be noted that on several occasions (The X-Men # 1, The X-Men # 4, & The X-Men # 9 as examples) that when he used his beam at its ...


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It's been a while since I've read the comics, and lord knows it's probably been retconned a few times, but he did have ruby quartz glasses as a teenager, which you see briefly during X-men Origins: Wolverine. It truth, it's not his glasses that control his mutant ability, as it neutralizes it. Everytime he blasts somebody with his optical beam, he is ...


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