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Comic Books In the world of comics the subservient culture within the imagination of the creator springs forth onto the illustrated pages of the creative short story X-Men 2099 provides multiple examples of how deviance plays a pivotal role in the development of character traits as well as the driving forces behind certain characters actions The story is developed through the eyes of the three central figures in the story Timothy Sean Fitzgerald a nomad and outcast carrying a secret deep within XiAn Chi Xan mutant leader of the growing population of outsiders in the Nuevo Sol Arcology and Noah Synge new head of the syndicate as well as oppressor of mutant-kind From the outset of the story Fitzgerald is seen as deviant based on his appearance his rags and haggard exterior depict him as a man without a home or any real direction He is wandering the desert searching for acceptance with some group Later in the story the reader discovers why Fitzgerald has become an outcast He had discovered that his body absorbs electrical power and he blew up his house in an explosion of energy from within After this traumatic event he came to the realization that if he were to remain in his home he would become a living experiment much like a lab rat Left with no other option he fled his hometown in search of acceptance George Herbert Meads theory of the Looking Glass self is evident in this decision The societal reflection of his action would be fear and loathing neither of which would promote positive social interactions with his peers His entire concept of his self was greatly altered he was no longer a member of the society around him He was instead an outsider in what was once his home XiAn Chi Xan referred to as XiAn by friends and foes is the next crucial character within the story He acts as the inspirational leader of
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