Scott Summers, also known as Cyclops, is a previously deceased mutant that was killed by Dark Phoenix in X-Men:The Last Stand. During the events of Days of Future Past he is brought back to life by unknown means. After abandoning the X-Men for a short while he meets a girl by the name of Madelyne Pryor, with who he falls in love with. Madelyne tells Cyclops of a man who is able to "take the pain away", referring to not being able to look directly into the eyes of anyone. Dr. Nathaniel Essex removes the optic mutation fro mCyclops, to his absolute joy, unaware of the higher plan of Madelyne and Nathaniel Essex.