Allyn Gibson wrote:
The stuff between the Scarlet Witch and Hope generally works. I'm not clear why these two characters have bonded in the way that they have, but it goes to some interesting places. (Also, I think this is the one time that the matching AVX Vs. issue is necessary.)
They are both walking plot devices with broken powersets.
The Scarlet Witch was the impetus that started Bendis's Disassembled and everything that followed.
Hope is the X-Men equivalent who started the ball rolling on the X-books attempt at Disassembled with Messiah Complex.
Also Scarlet Witch was responsible partially for the depowering of mutants and Hope was responsible for undoing "No More Mutants". They are from a certain pov the alpha and omega of Bendis's HoM catastrophe.