Kicked out of the Acolytes, Fabian Cortez goes to Genosha , where he assumes leadership of the island’s mutate population and fuels the rebellion against the Genoshan government. A Civil War erupts between mutates, humans and a small resistance group consisting of members of both races. While the UN are discussing how to get the situation under control, mutant expert Professor Charles Xavier is sent to the island on a peace keeping mission, accompanied by the mutate Jenny Ransome and Phillip Moreau, the former Genegineer’s son. The conflict enters a new level when Cortez kidnaps Luna Maximoff, the daughter of Crystal and Quicksilver, and as such Magneto‘s grandchild, to get revenge on him. While the X-Men and Quicksilver secretly enter the island, the Avengers have to violate their UN charter when they, against direct orders, depart for Genosha to rescue the child of one of their members. As self-proclaimed heir of Magneto, Exodus too arrives at the battleside and takes up Cortez’s challenge in his name. However the assembled heroes soon realize that his vast abilities and fanatic view of mutants as superior race make him a much bigger problem than Cortez ever was.
The Bloodties event ran through Avengers #368, X-Men #26, Avengers: West Coast #101, Uncanny X-Men #307 and Avengers #369. The story details a civil war between the human and mutant populations of Genosha.