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Quote1 There'll be no «later». Not for me. Not for the rest of the world if you two don't stop interrupting me. Quote2
Mother Askani

Appearing in "Wish You Were Here!"

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Synopsis for "Wish You Were Here!"

Jean wakes up in and finds her mind is in another person's body as is Scott's. They are also in a future reality and appear to not have their powers. They find they are in the realm of Apocalypse and it is in some sort of future timeline. They both realize that Rachel Summers is now known as Mother Askani and has brought them to this reality to help them save Earth in this timeline. They battle their way past Apocalypse's minions, one of whom is named Ch'Vayre. He finds out that the new strangers are actually the parents of the Mother Askani. Meanwhile, Rachel uses her power to give Scott and Jean their powers to these new bodies they have been given. Rachel slowly goes into a coma. Ch'Vayre is then heard taunting them with Cyclops' son, Nathan, who was originally sent to this timeline by Askani. He seems to have been deformed by the techno-organic virus that he was injected with by Apocalypse. Cyclops fights his way to save his son and he and Jean soon see that their powers are slowly returning. They battle Ch'Vayre and rescue Nathan and Jean and Cyclops realize they are stuck in this reality to raise Scott's son Nathan.


  • This story is reprinted in: Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix TPB - Marvel, 1996
  • This reality is 2000 years into the future.
  • By this storyline Rachel Summers has been without the Phoenix Force for 80 years and is over 100 years old.
  • Ch'Vayre is also over 2,000 years old and is a Prelate for Apocalypse.
  • Boak is mentioned as the "synthcon" from whom Ch'Vayre stole Nathan
  • The end of this book reveals the following story should be named "Pilgrimage", it is however named "Tenure".


  • Apocalypse's rise to rule over humankind in this timeline
  • Scott and Jean's honeymoon and how they arrived in this reality's timeline

See Also

Recommended Reading

  • X-Factor #6669: Nathan Summers is sent into the future.
  • Cable #68: Rachel Summers is weakened by her fighting and Jean and Scott learn Cable is their son.
  • X-Men (Vol. 2) #30: Jean and Cyclops are married. This story takes place on their honeymoon.
  • Excalibur #75: Rachel Summers is sent into the future (this present story).

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