we've had quite a few very high intelligences in our society over time. None of them have posed an "existential crisis" for the the planet, the the human race, or my cats.
Only because the Vice Presidential Action Rangers stopped them from creating a singularity with the LHC. And that was when they were led by Biden but before they restored Gygax with the vampire bacillus.
not reading my quotation of it in my post is a whole new level of Slashdot. I am truly impressed.
*cue dramatic music undertone*
It is my power. It is my curse. It is my responsibility.
*fade to black*
Another that gets forgotten is the Scarlet Witch, magneto's daughter.
In one arc her powers run amok and completely change the whole of reality for nearly everyone, including most mutants.
* Spoiler: It's not 100% her fault. A retcon in Children's Crusade revealed that she meddled with forces beyond her control to try and recreate her children. Those forces caused her to attack the Avengers in the Disassembled arc and eventually House of M.
Even in the X-Men universe, the stories are concentrated around Wolverine, Professor X and Magneto.
I know we all have blocked out XMen 3, but that movie was 100% about Jean Grey (and we knew it would be from the end of X2).