Because teleportation is a fun power to get to play with.
Ok perhaps that is a slightly simplified answer but it’s the one that instantly springs to mind.
Teleportation is a great storytelling device to play with (despite what movies like Jumper may have taught us!) and I want us here at Thoughtballoons, and any writers who want to join us at home to prove.
Nightcrawler or has his friends know him Kurt (Wagner) also possesses superhuman agility, and adhesive hands and feet. However he is in fact for more than just a cool set of powers.
As an X-Men fan for years I have always had a lot of love for Nightcrawler. He was always a happy go lucky and fun character to read about, despite being a mutant, who like fellow X-Man Beast had to wear this fact on his sleeve due to the physical manifestation of his mutant DNA. His skin has a purple hue to it, in addition he has two-toed feet and three-fingered hands, yellow eyes, pointed ears, and a prehensile tail, so quite a lot to deal with. In spite of this outward mutation Kurt has used it to become a character who can’t hide from who truly he is, this juxtaposed with his ability to teleport anywhere makes for a rather complex character who in the face of mutant hatred must be happy in himself. This makes for some compelling storytelling.
What's more as practicing German Catholic, Nightcrawler has even more layers to him that are such as his relationship with religion and god in the face of being a mutation which are themes just ripe to be explored.
When you add to this melting pot of character traits his mother Mystique and father Azazel, Nightcrawler makes for a character that draws vast portions of the Marvel X-Men universe together.
So, where will your story take the mutant who can go anywhere?
|I leave you with words from the man himself.|