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Appearing in "Gifted" (Part 1)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #1.

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  • Sentinels (Danger Room simulation only)
  • Ord (First appearance)
  • Squad of mercenaries (hired by Ord)

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  • Mr. and Mrs. Soames (Dream)
  • Professor X (Charles Xavier) (Only in flashback)
  • Peter Rasputin (Only in flashback)
  • Xavier Institute students
  • Jean Grey (Mentioned)
  • Attendees of Walter Langford's Annual Fundraiser for the Preservation of Victorian Architecture

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Synopsis for "Gifted" (Part 1)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #1.

Tildie Soames is having a nightmare about the onset of her mutant powers resulting in the death of her parents. Waking up screaming, Dr. Kavita Rao comforts her.

Kitty Pryde arrives at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, her baggage denoting an indefinite return. Walking down the drive and through the foyer, she experiences flashbacks of her early years with the X-Men.

Arriving in the Danger Room for the orientation presentation, Kitty finds she is late. Emma Frost introduces the faculty, lays down some ground rules and triggers a holographic simulation of a Sentinel attack. Commenting on the 'lesson', she states, "they will always hate us." In the headmaster's office, Cyclops is upset with Emma's simulation. Emma responds that 10% of the students were excited about combat, and she thought he should know.

At dawn, Wolverine finds Scott and Emma together in bed and provokes Cyclops, who blasts him out to the front yard and they face off in front of the students. Later, the staff has a meeting in the Danger Room (sitting on holographic islands of Hawaii). Beast reprimands Logan and Scott for their behavior. Refusing to apologize, Scott realizes the absurdity, going on to say that the X-Men need to start presenting themselves more like a superhero team again, like the Avengers or the Fantastic Four. "Here come the tights," Logan retorts.

Elsewhere, the acclaimed geneticist Kavita Rao gives a press conference about the release of the new drug Hope, claiming it can cure the X-Gene "disease".

At the prestigious Chapman Building, Ord of the Breakworld and some hired mercenaries make hostages of the attendees of Walter Langford's Annual Fundraiser for the Preservation of Victorian Architecture.[1]

Hearing about the situation on the news, the X-Men don their costumes and leave.

Appearing in "Gifted" (Part 2)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #2.

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  • Ord
  • Ord's Hired Armed Men

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  • Hostages
  • Walter Langford (First appearance)
  • Officer Hoyt (On-screen)
  • Tildie Soames' parents (On-screen)
  • Xavier Institute students

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Synopsis for "Gifted" (Part 2)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #2.

Dr. Kavita Rao promotes a cure at a press conference which she claims would safely and irreversibly eliminate the mutant strain. The X-Men handle a hostage situation led by Ord. While Shadowcat phases many of the hostages to safety, the rest of the team charges in and attacks Ord and his mercenaries. However, Ord and his men are prepared for the attack, and Ord hold his own against five X-Men. However, Lockheed surprises Ord by attacking him with a blast of fire to the face and knocking him out of the window of the building. The X-Men make peace with news reporter and Beast first hears about the "cure".

At the Xavier Institute, many of the students have mixed feelings about the announcement. Emma Frost and Logan think that the government would use this cure as an excuse to horde up the mutants and execute them. After the rest of the team leaves, Emma Frost tells Kitty that she is here because Emma requested her to re-join the team. Emma explains that she needs someone on the team she has not really fought alongside to watch her if she leads the team astray. Kitty replies that she still views Emma as the embodiment of evil, saying, "I don't have to 'watch you', Miss Frost. I can smell you."

Beast infiltrates BeneTech Laboratories and asks Dr. Rao if he can have a sample of the cure to see if it actually works and is not just a hoax.

Appearing in "Gifted (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #3.

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Synopsis for "Gifted (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #3.

Kitty Pryde tries to tell Wing that he need not worry that someone is going to force him to take the cure because the government can not force it on their community. Wing stays skeptical, especially as reports show that hundreds of mutants are lining up outside BeneTech Laboratories for the cure.

While Beast works on the serum sample, Ord confronts Dr. Kavita Rao for giving it to the X-Men, but Dr. Rao reasons they would have gotten it any way. Agent Nick Fury looks at the weapons left behind from Ord's mercenaries and tells Cyclops they are S.H.I.E.L.D. design. Cyclops asks Nick Fury for help and the two only get into an argument. Wolverine believes Beast took the cure for his own use and the two fight until Emma uses her telepathy to stop them. Beast discovers that it is Jean's body that tests are being run on.

Appearing in "Gifted" (Part 4)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #4.

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  • Ord (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "Gifted" (Part 4)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #4.

While the X-Men infiltrate BeneTech Laboratories and explore the basement, Kitty tries searching for the sub-basement, but discovers it is all solid metal. She decides to investigate.

Ord shows up at the Xavier Institute and questions the mutants Wing and Hisako on the X-Men's whereabouts. However, when he learns that they are mutants, he prepares to inject them with the Hope Serum and Hisako fights back with her mutant powers while Wing flies into the air. Ord fights back against Hisako and Ord catches up to Wing and injects him with the serum, sending him plummeting back to Earth.

At the BeneTech Laboratories basement, the X-Men find the corpse of a mutant woman presumably experimented on to make the "cure". Emma Frost tells the team they need to get back just as men wearing armored machine guns arrive. Kitty finally hits the sub-basement after traveling through solid steel. She finds the guards are protecting a certain subject, who she sets loose. Kitty is stunned to see that the subject is Colossus, who she previously thought dead. Colossus starts beating up the guards until Kitty urges him to stop. Upon seeing her, Colossus breaks down and embraces Kitty.

Appearing in "Gifted" (Part 5)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #5.

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  • Ord (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "Gifted" (Part 5)

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #5.



Appearing in "Gifted (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #6.

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  • Ord's ship

Synopsis for "Gifted (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #6.



Appearing in "Dangerous (Part 1)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #7.

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Synopsis for "Dangerous (Part 1)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #7.



Appearing in "Dangerous (Part 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #8.

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Synopsis for "Dangerous (Part 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #8.



Appearing in "Dangerous (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #9.

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Synopsis for "Dangerous (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #9.



Appearing in "Dangerous (Part 4)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #10.

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Synopsis for "Dangerous (Part 4)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #10.



Appearing in "Dangerous (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #11.

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Synopsis for "Dangerous (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #11.



Appearing in "Dangerous (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #12.

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Synopsis for "Dangerous (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #12.



Appearing in "Torn (Part 1)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #13.

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Synopsis for "Torn (Part 1)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #13.

Some time ago, Emma Frost and Cassandra Nova are in Genosha. Cassandra reveals that they are going to give Emma a "secondary mutation" hinting the origin of her diamond form. Then, in the present, Wolverine is in the Danger Room with the students for a combat lesson. He swiftly defeats them, testing Hisako's armour in the process. Hisako becomes annoyed at her incompetence. Outside, Kitty Pryde has a nightmare involving her father, who died in Genosha, whilst Emma, with Sebastian Shaw, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Cassandra Nova and the hooded figure called 'Perfection'. They discuss their plans to recreate the old Hellfire Club. Agent Hill and Special Agent Brand meet on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier about the new relationship due to the absense of Nick Fury. Hill says that she does not approve of S.W.O.R.D.'s methods, but Brand dismisses her as not being able to see the bigger picture. She then returns to 'The Peak', S.W.O.R.D.'s orbiting headquarters. Later, Kitty and Collossus discuss Kitty's nightmare and then her guilt at being so hostile to him at first. Collossus then kisses her as Emma listens outside with Perfection, who tells Emma that she knows that she truely loves Cyclops. Emma then goes in to Cyclops' room, and invites him to bed, telling him she has a surprise for him. It is then revealed that she has taken the form of Jean Grey.

Appearing in "Torn (Part 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #14.

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Synopsis for "Torn (Part 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #14.

The book opens on a younger Scott with Jean Grey, discussing him seeing without the visor. It is then revealed to be Emma messing with him, who then taunts him with his obsession with Jean over Emma. She begins to kiss him when we see that Scott looks like Wolverine. Angry with Emma, he attacks her when she tells him that he doesn't have any claws. Elsewhere, Kitty phases through the ceiling into the rec room, completely naked and rushes back up to her bedroom where she is greeted by Colossus. Back with Emma and Scott, Emma confronts Scott about the truth behind his leadership of the X-men. She tells him that he constantly doubted himself because he felt he lacked control over his power. She then invites him to 'the bug room'. Up at the Peak, the agents discuss the destruction of the Breakworld and it's people's predictions. Agent Brand is shown a file containing 'the destroyer of worlds'. The next morning, Kitty and Colossus meet Wolverine in the kitchen. He sniffs and, smelling that they have had sex, says "'Bout time". In Beast's lab, he is ambushed by Cassandra Nova. Meanwhile, in his bedroom, Scott is apparently unconscious, eyes wide open, thereby showing that he has lost his powers.

Appearing in "Torn (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #15.

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Synopsis for "Torn (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #15.



Appearing in "Torn (Part 4)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #16.

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Synopsis for "Torn (Part 4)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #16.



Appearing in "Torn (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #17.

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  • Michael Rasputin (Dream) (Only appearance)[2]
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Synopsis for "Torn (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #17.



Appearing in "Torn (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #18.

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  • Cyclops' gun

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Synopsis for "Torn (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #18.



Appearing in "Unstoppable (Part 1)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #19.

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Synopsis for "Unstoppable (Part 1)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #19.



Appearing in "Unstoppable (Part 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #20.

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  • S.W.O.R.D. Breathers & Earwigs

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Synopsis for "Unstoppable (Part 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #20.



Appearing in "Unstoppable (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #21.

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  • Various Breakworld vehicles

Synopsis for "Unstoppable (Part 3)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #21.



Appearing in "Unstoppable (Part 4)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #22.

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Synopsis for "Unstoppable (Part 4)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #22.



Appearing in "Unstoppable (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #23.

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Synopsis for "Unstoppable (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #23.



Appearing in "Unstoppable (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #24.

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Synopsis for "Unstoppable (Part 6)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #24.

After a short reuion the team splits in to two teams Peter, Emma, Hank along with Aghanne head to the planet's core while all the rest go for the missile. Right outside of the core Scot's team faces Ord and the native forces once more and Peter enters the core while they attempt to nagosiate.Meanwhile, on the planet's surface Kattie and Danger (the Danger Room's conscience) try to find a way to stop the missile and when their efforts prove fruitless Kattie jumps into the ground in order to reach the missile itself. After minutes of passing through the strange metal she ends up in its hollow core weakened. Inside the planet's core again we see Peter realising that it was Aghanne that had beeing pulling the strings all along and lead them into destroying her own planet. Through Emma's telepathy they discover that the missile is in fact a bullet and Kattie is in it while it sets off...

Appearing in "Gone"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Giant Size Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #1.

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Synopsis for "Gone"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Giant Size Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 #1.


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Footnotes

  1. Not actually revealed until next issue.
  2. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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