Place of Birth
Philip Summers (grandfather), Deborah Summers (grandmother), Christopher Summers (Corsair, father, deceased), Katherine Anne Summers (mother, deceased), Alexander Summers (Havok, brother), Gabriel Summers (Vulcan, brother), Jack Winters (Jack O'Diamonds, former foster father), Jean Grey-Summers (Phoenix, wife), Madelyne Pryor-Summers (ex-wife, deceased), Nathan Christopher Summers (Cable, son), John Grey (father-in-law, deceased), Elaine Grey (mother-in-law, deceased), Sarah Grey-Bailey (sister-in-law, deceased), Aliya Jenskot (daughter-in-law, deceased), Tyler Dayspring (Genesis, grandson, deceased), Stryfe (clone son, deceased)
College degree from Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, post-graduate courses
Brown, glowing red when using powers
Cyclops possesses the mutant ability to project a beam of heatless ruby-colored concussive force from his eyes, which act as inter-dimensional apertures between this universe and another. Cyclops' body constantly absorbs ambient energy, such as sunlight, from his environment into his body's cells that allows him to open the apertures. Cyclops' mind generates a psionic field that is attuned to the forces that maintain the apertures. Because this field envelops his body, it automatically shunts the other-dimensional particles back into their point of origin when they collide with his body. Thus, his body is protected from the effects of the particles, and even the thin membranes of his eyelids are sufficient to block the emission of energy. The synthetic ruby quartz crystal used to fashion the lenses of Cyclops' eyewear is resonant to his minds' psionic field and is similarly protected.
The width of Cyclops' optic blast is focused by his mind's psionic field with the same autonomic function that regulated his original eyes' ability to focus. As Cyclops focuses, the size of the apertures change and thus act as a valve to control the flow of particles and the beam's relative power. The height of Cyclops's eye-blast is controlled by his visor's adjustable slit. The beam's effective range is approximately 2,000 feet.
Due to a head injury, Cyclops is unable to shut off his optic blasts at will and must therefore wear ruby quartz lenses to block the beams.
Scott Summers was the first of two sons born to Major Christopher Summers, a test pilot for the U.S. Air Force, and his wife Katherine. Scott's father was flying his family home from vacation when their plane was attacked. To save their lives, Katherine pushed Scott and his brother Alex (who later becomes the mutant, Havok) out of the plane with the only available parachute. With their parents presumed dead, the authorities separated the two boys. Alex was adopted, but Scott remained comatose in a hospital for a year. On recovering, Scott was placed in an orphanage.
Because of his head injury due to the plane crash, Scott hasn't been able to control his mutant power by himself. The first time his mutant power erupted from his eyes as an uncontrollable blast of optic force, he demolished a crane (as in the construction machinery, not the bird). I had always though that Cyclops' eyes shot lasers or something, but apparently it's just a huge force so it makes sense that no one actually gets burned by this blasts, but just blown away by the impact and force of the blast.
Scott's display of power attracted the attention of Professor Charles Xavier. Professor X eventually found Scott and rescued him from his current foster father who was a criminal mutant named Jack Winters (Jack O'Diamonds). Scott was enlisted by Xavier as the first member of the X-Men. (Unfortunately, the current bio for the Jack O'Diamonds on Marvel.com is under review to make sure the info is correct. But hopefully it will be up soon and in the mean time if you would like to learn about Charles Xavier or the X-men team, just click on the names.)
The mask Cyclops wears is lined with powdered ruby quartz crystal, which prevents the optic blasts from emitttign from his eyes. (On the Marvel.com website, it goes into great detail about how the mask works and is operated, so if your interested in that, go ahead and click on the link to Cyclops' bio on Marvel.com in the bottom paragraph of this post.)
Now as Cyclops, Scott became deputy leader of the X-Men. Scott fell in love with his teammate Jean Grey. Shortly thereafter, the cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force took Jean's place. When it committed suicide, Scott believed the love of his life had died and he left the X-Men. Cyclops eventually returned to the X-Men and then met Madelyne Pryor (basically a clone of Jean Grey). Unaware that Madelyne was a clone of Jean created by Mister Sinister, Scott fell in love with Madelyne and they were soon married. Madelyne became pregnant and had a son named Nathan Christopher (Later, known as the powerful mutant, Cable). When the real Jean emerged from suspended animation, Scott left his wife and son and rejoined the other original X-Men in establishing a new team, X-Factor. Later, the X-men fought against Madelyne and she perished in the battle. Later, Scott and Jean (the real one) got married. (To learn more about Jean, Phoenix Force, Madelyne, Cable, along with the X-Factor team, just click on the highlighted words above. I'm not going to lie, the whole Phoenix Force/Jean Grey thing is confusing to me.)
At one point, to prevent the destruction to the mutant race, Cyclops had to merge with would-be evil conqueror, Apocalypse, and became a new evil entity. Jean detected Scott's psyche inside Apocalypse and prevented the X-Men from destroying him, however he was presumed dead by most of his teammates. Only Jean and Cable refused to believe Scott had perished. Investigating rumors that Scott was alive, Jean and Cable were finally able to find him struggling to reassert his mind over the villain's psyche. Ultimately, Jean was able to physically rip Apocalypse's essence from Scott's body using her mental powers, and Cable destroyed it with his own powers. Afterwards, Scott returned to the X-Men, but his association with Apocalypse had given him a grimmer, more serious personality than ever before. As a result, many of his relationships, including his marriage to Jean, became strained. (To learn about Apocalypse, just click on his name above.)
Scott sought the counsel of his teammate Emma Frost and the pair began a psychic affair (I don't know what exaclty that means). When Jean discovered Scott's betrayal, he left the X-Men in order to sort out the mess his life had become. After the death of his wife ,Jean Grey, Cyclops assumed the position of co-headmaster of the School alongside his new love, Emma. (Note: Just know, pretty much every picture of Emma Frost is pretty bad. Every picture is either very revealing, tight-fitting, and/or risque. If you want to learn anything about Emma Frost you will want to block any pictures. Plus, Cyclops' bio on Marvel.com, http://www.marvel.com/universe/Cyclops_(Scott_Summers), has a picture of him and Emma so watch out, and block those images too. But, there is some good information about Cyclops that I didn't go into great detail explaining in the above paragraphs which can be found on the above link to Marvel.com's bio page for Cyclops. So, check it out and enjoy!)