DARK X-MEN: THE CONFESSION #1 and UNCANNY X-MEN #515
Three pages from DARK X-MEN: THE CONFESSION #1 (focusing on one half of the confessions) and one page from UNCANNY X-MEN #515.
Before the final battle in UTOPIA, Scott and Emma hash out their secrets. Most of Emma's secrets Scott already knew, although Emma has no real explanation for her actions. Even "protecting her students" is hollow to her. It's like she does bad things just to do them, such as killing her sister. (More on that later.) No mention of her killing Firestar's horse, though.
Scott's big secret is X-Force. The new "Killing is fun!" X-Force. (Art by Bing Cansino.)
This is pretty much the same reason Iron Man and Captain America put Wolverine in the New Avengers. I wonder if it bothers Logan that some people just want him around to kill the bad guys.
This is uncomfortably close to what I read when I skimmed today's MS. MARVEL. One character comments how certain heroes never "closed the deal" (re: murder) the bad guys, and that's why the "previous" Avengers were failures.
X-FORCE doesn't interest me these days, although I am curious about NECROSHA.
Hey, let's explore some of those principals Scott was talking about with Greg Land attempting to do non-Porn Face.
"C'mon Professor, it's not like I'm asking a secret Black-Ops team of mutants to kill villains." "What?" "...Nothing..."
Going back to Emma... It's not like she has done the "Bad Things" she has done just to do them. She's not Sabretooth, or even Magneto. Sabretooth likes (liked?) killing people, and Magneto killed too many people to even think it was somehow for "the good of mutantkind."
It reminds me of what Voldemort (aka He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) does a little too often in his stories: Villain A says to Hero B: "I do bad things because I'm a bad person. What's your excuse?" Every bad guy doesn't have to be a Nietzsche Wannabe (from TV Tropes).