This is a history that I love and hate at the same time.

I love Ray, and I want him to be happy. I also very much enjoy universes were people can live happy lives without being deemed uninteresting.

But the fact that this really sweet guy has a failed marriage behind him, and that the divorce were both their faults without there being any extreme circumstances involved, is something that I really like. Partly because it doesn’t feel very out of character.

While eveyone managed to be jerks in golden and silver age comics, Jean is a character that always seemed cold (Even though I’m not so sure this was the original author’s intension at the time). And according to some stories, Ray though of Jean as a project - a person he could save. He also mentions that Jean was one of the few people who took notice of him.

Some of these reasons are of course made up in hindsight, but I’ve always felt like it wasn’t an all that strong relationship.

Still breaks my heart, though. But in a good way.

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