"Open your mouth again and my glasses come off."
Surviving a childhood head trauma for which he was hospitalized, and ditching the abusive orphanage he was never adopted from, Scott Summers finds an irreplaceable solace in Professor X's School for Gifted Youngsters. The first student guided in the use of his mutant abilities, Scott becomes fitted with a ruby quartz visor to focus his optical blasts, taking on the name Cyclops. With a trigonometric sense of tactical planning, he can shoot angled, reflecting, surprise-attack beams at his enemies, destroy locks, and even break an ally's fall. At full power, his beams can split a mountain. These qualities have earned Cyclops the rank of field leader, as well as respect from even the most hardened mutants in Professor X's band of students, the X-Men.
Cyclops, however, is far from satisfied. Aloof and cautious by nature, his love for his telepathic ally, Jean Grey, confuses and frightens him. Testing his feelings for her, as well as the Professor's belief that humans and mutants can coexist peacefully, is a stream of wayward-thinking mutants. Some are led by Magneto, master of magnetism and the X-Men's toughest foe. But regardless of the trials, Cyclops remains on the team because they are the only true family he's come to know — and because he feels he can never lead a normal life as a mutant.
Selected game appearances
- Spider Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (1992)
- X-Men (1992)
- X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996)
- Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1997)
- Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1998)
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000)
- X-Men Legends (2004)