The X-Men’s most outrageous new costume has a secret, twisted story
As the X-Men prepare for the upcoming Hellfire Gala event, a costume recalls the twisted, grim tale of a mutant future that has yet to pass.
As the X Men get ready for the upcoming Hellfire Gala event which promises to give fans a slight respite from the normal chaos these Marvel mutants are usually engaged in, one costume in particular is reminiscent of a bleak future where mutants have been hunted down and exploited for all their life. value . Worn by Rachel Summers AKA Rachel Gray AKA the hero of the X-Men Prestige, Rachel comes from that dark future, and her outfit shows that she won’t be forgetting her time there anytime soon.
Seen in freedom X-Men Hellfire Gala Special, Rachel is not the only member of the different porn teams to have a facelift in style. From Storm leaning into her goddess roots, to Emma Frost showing off her whimsy and revealing taste in clothes, to Colossus looking fresher than ever, these mutants go out of their way to make sure this event is worth it. worth remembering.
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Inviting all in attendance to show off the power, beauty and legitimacy of the mutant island nation of Krakoa, the intentions of this show of excess and dizzying wardrobe changes are as exciting as they are intriguing. Ranging from inspired and extravagantly dressed looks, to eye-catching and incredibly worn dresses, suits and capes, to horribly ugly and uncomfortable looking outfits, this gala represents not only who the mutants are as a whole, but also who each mutant is. individually, Rachel included.
So while many of these new costumes and outfits are extensions of the existing aesthetic stemming from a given mutant’s particular powers, looks, personality, or tastes, Rachel’s look goes much further than that. Covered in a full costume with blood red tips and black facial tattoos (as well as a hair braid leash for her puppy Warwolf, Amazing Baby), Rachel’s choice in her outfit is reminiscent of a time she lived in. in the near future where mutants were hunted down and coerced into camps by “dogs”, only to be subjected to conditions worse than death when inevitably caught.
With no choice but to become one of those dogs, Rachel’s future look is like her Hellfire Gala outfit in that facial tattoos and spikes were her most noticeable visual accents at the era, in addition to the black and red color scheme. Making an extra statement by having Amazing Baby on a leash braided of her real hair (her spiked collar is another great reminder of Rachel’s dog days), the fact that she takes the puppy with her might be the only stress relief that she needs to feel. comfortable and secure in an outfit that was definitely a tough call to decide to wear.
While this dark future Rachel Summers clearly modeled her Gala look on which the X Men continue to fight, this potential timeline is still at the forefront of Rachel’s mind. Rachel might have gotten some of her hunting dog time back with that new costume, but the secret and twisted backstory of it is still something she has to deal with on a daily basis.
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