So in issue 13 Billy tapped into his Demiurge powers, and especially if we assume Mother couldn’t access that aspect of his powers which means she couldn’t leech of them because that’d make him going even Semiurge counter-productive as it would’ve powered her up too… well, he went full Demiurge. Didn’t do what the title enlists, obviously, just fixed what he felt like he had to, and came back down.
And this lone act singlehandedly makes him one of the most stalwart individuals in the Marvel Universe.
Because when Wanda channeled the Life-Force, it initially fucked her up to the point she forgot about the twins she tried to revive using this power to begin with, and then lost her mind.
With the exception of Rachel Summers whose story I’m not overly familiar with, every other Phoenix-Force host at one point or another lost their way if not also their mind. Jean was Dark Phoenix. The Phoenix Five hosts battled themselves and Scott ended up killing Xavier. Even Hope, after she absorbed the Phoenix at the end of AvX instantly had this holier-than-thou attitude. She didn’t think the Phoenix Five were wrong in trying to fix the world, she thought they were wrong in how they did it and having seen these faults, she thought she could do better. Wanda had to remind her they promised to do away with the Phoenix and was damn lucky Hope remembered and agreed.
Going by Marvel’s inner cosmology, it’s not unthinkable and actually rather likely that Billy’s Demiurge powers put him above both these powers in scale, if only because of the range of influence being the Multiverse rather than 616’s own reality.
And he didn’t give in. He didn’t lose himself, not even for a moment. I’m not sure if it can be attributed to him seemingly being born with this yet-untapped-power compared to everyone else receiving it from outside, but the fact remains that he’s one of the very few who had this power, professionally did what they had to do, and when they were done, put it down and moved on.
I’m not saying he can’t waver or even break. We saw that he can in the Children’s Crusade. But his innate strength, his capacity for growth is amazing.
If you don’t at least respect the kid you better damn fear him and god do I love him to death.