Reddit thinks Marvel Snap’s Cyclops needs an upgrade

Marvel Snap’s Cyclops is just one of many characters in the game, but some people on Reddit think the mobile card game wastes his potential

Marvel Snap's Cyclops art overlayed on a blurred purple and blue background. Cyclops is in a blue and yellow bodysuit and has shades over his eyes that are glowing red from his laser vision.

Marvel Snap is taking the world by storm, or at least it seems that way if you look at Twitter. With a wide variety of tactics and cards to make the most of in a superhero trump competition, it’s easy to get invested, especially if you’re already a Marvel superfan. This fandom, however, has led to some debate over certain heroes’ abilities, or lack thereof.

One such hero is Marvel Snap’s Cyclops, the leader of the X-Men. With super energy beams from his eyes, Cyclops is a powerful mutant in the comics, so some Reddit folks think he may be underutilised in Disney’s collaboration with Second Dinner Studios and Nuverse.

“Can Cyclops get updated? He’s been done dirty”, the post reads on Reddit. User u/abkfjk continues by saying, “I can’t believe the leader of the X-Men has literally no ability, and no superior stat line to make him worth using. There are only so many cards with no abilities, but to me Cyclops stands out as he’s iconic in the Marvel universe.”

Marvel Snap’s Cyclops

This is a fair point, right? Marvel Snap’s Cyclops seems a little underpowered when compared to his comic book counterpart. But I’m no expert, and it seems that Redditors don’t all agree when it comes to his powers.

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Funnily enough, the top comment reads, “wasting Cyclops’ potential is the most accurate-to-the-comics part of the entire game though.” The debate gets some clarity further down, with one user saying, “In the comics, he’s not only really powerful (his optic blast) but he’s a strategist on the same level as Captain America”

Debating about superheroes is a classic way to pass the time, so of course, there are two sides to this argument. Another person says “I think they wanted some cards to feature well-known characters and yet have simple effects to ease new players into the game. Cyclops seems to be one of the ones that had to bite that bullet, but I agree it doesn’t seem fair that he’s just a vanilla card.”

Head into that Reddit debate over Marvel Snap’s Cyclops if you want more, but the general consensus is that, yes, an iconic character such as him could’ve got more love. For more, check out our Marvel Snap review to see what we think of the card-battler, or we’ve got Marvel Snap decks and Marvel Snap friends guides to help you out even more.