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Quote1 Terminate one Sentinel -- terminate one thousand -- it makes no difference. Our numbers are too great. Eventually mutants, we will overwhelm you. Quote2
--Sentinel Alpha Class

Appearing in "Mind Out of Time"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Uncanny X-Men #142.

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Synopsis for "Mind Out of Time"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Uncanny X-Men #142.

Continued from last issue...

In the present, the X-Men have appeared at the US Senate to stop the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. They have been led there by the adult mind of Kate Pryde who's mind has been projected into the body of her young self from 30 years in the future. While in this same future where the assassination of Kelly would lead to the passage of the Mutant Registration Act and the enslavement of all mutants, the last surviving X-Men head toward the Baxter Building to stop their Sentinel overlords before the rest of the world attempts to nuke America.

1980: The Brotherhood easily knocks past the security and attempts to attack Senator Kelly, but the X-Men get in their way. As the two groups battle each other, Wolverine attempts to gut Pyro with his claws, but is stopped by Storm. As the battle rages, a security guard leads Professor Xavier and Moira MacTaggert away, only to gas them as she is really Mystique in disguise. With Xavier and MacTaggert as hostages, Mystique checks what their future is like with Destiny. Destiny still cannot see past the interference that prevents her from seeing the course history is destined to take. Destiny is unaware that it is the adult mind of Kate Pryde existing in the body of her younger self that is causing the interference.

2013: The last X-Men arrive just outside the Baxter Building, former headquarters to the Fantastic Four and now the primary nerve center of the Sentinel forces that rule America. With Rachel staying behind to watch over Kate's unconscious body, Storm, Colossus and Wolverine go into action. Storm easily disables the Sentinel that is guarding the door, granting the team access to the building. Once inside, Wolverine uses one of the Fantastic Four's old signal belts to gain access to the private elevator that would lead them up to the FF's old headquarters. As they ride the elevator up, they prepare to face the greatest challenge of their lives.

1980: As the battle continues to rage, Storm gets down on herself for not being as good a leader as Cyclops when she failed to see that battling indoors is not helping their fight. Using her mutant powers, Storm creates a wind that blows the Brotherhood and X-Men outside of the Senate building where their battle continues. The battle becomes more complicated with the arrival of the National Guard with some tanks and soldiers which the Brotherhood easily exploit. When soldier arrives with a flame thrower, Pyro uses his powers to turn it's flame into a giant fire monster that grabs hold of Wolverine. Storm manages to generate powerful enough wind to blast the flame monster apart before it can seriously harm him. When Wolverine is approached by who he thinks is Nightcrawler, another Nightcrawler lunges at the other and a fight ensues. Unable to tell them apart due to the damage done to his enhanced senses from being burned, Wolverine decides to dive into the middle of the fight with his claws. Storm stops him and manages to order him to put his claws away. Wolverine, hating to be ordered around, complies but warns Storm that the argument isn't over. They are soon attacked by Blob and Avalanche.

Wolverine and Colossus create a level which allows them to toss the Blob at Avalanche, while Storm creates a monsoon rain around Pyro making it impossible for him to use his flames. While the real Nightcrawler lands a blow on his doppleganger, forcing Mystique to revert to her normal form. When Nightcrawler notices a resemblance between the two of them, Mystique tells Nightcrawler to ask his adopted mother Margali Szardos about that next time he sees her. When Angel swoops in, it distracts Nightcrawler enough to allow Mystique to escape. Realizing that Kate and Destiny are unaccounted for, the X-Men rush back into the Senate building hoping that they aren't too late.

2013: Exiting the elevator in the Baxter Building, the X-Men spot a Sentinel working at one of the main computers. Wolverine orders Colossus to toss a Fastball special. However as Wolverine is hurtled toward the Sentinel it detects his presence and incinerates him with a laser blast, leaving nothing but a charred Adamantium skeleton. Storm takes down the Sentinel with a lightning bolt, however more Sentinels enter the room. One impales Storm through the torso with a harpoon. This one is destroyed by Colossus, however he soon dies as well. While down on the streets below, Rachel Summers listens to her friends die and sheds tears hoping that Kate succeeds on her mission in the past.

1980: Destiny has cornered Senator Kelly in an office within the Senate and is about to shoot him with a crossbow. She is unaware that Kate Pryde is in the room, and just before Destiny can fire the fatal, history making shot, Kate uses her phasing powers to pass through Destiny. This disorients her enough to make her shot just miss Kelly's head by inches. With history changed, Kate's mind is shot back into the future and the strain causes Kitty to pass out. Storm arrives shortly after and takes Kitty away while Destiny is taken into police custody. Later aboard Warren's jet as it heads back to the X-Men's headquarters, Professor X probes Kitty's mind and finds no trace of her future self. Further, young Kitty has no memory of the battle either. When Warren asks the Professor if they indeed managed to change the future, the Professor can only say that time will tell.

Appearing in "Back to Front (Fatal Attractions, Pt 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
X-Force #25.

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  • Quicksilver - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Scarlet Witch - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Polaris - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Havok - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Threnody - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Adam X - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)[2]
  • Cyclops - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Jean Grey - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Beast - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Phantazia - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Storm - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Rogue - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
  • Banshee - (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)

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  • Avalon - (First appearance as Avalon)
  • X-Force IPAC Unit

Synopsis for "Back to Front (Fatal Attractions, Pt 2)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
X-Force #25.

Prologue
On Graymalkin, renamed Avalon, Magneto watches several screens with various children of the atom on them. He contemplates which one of them would be suited to join him in Avalon. He finally tells Exodus that his early students would be the best and that Charles Xavier's dream will finally be over.

Camp Verde
X-Force arrives back from their latest mission of rescuing Rusty and Skids. They exit their ship when Feral smells someone in their camp. They split up into groups of two and search the base. Sunspot and Rictor are taken out, along with Siryn, Warpath, Shatterstar and Feral. Then Cannonball and Boomer finally take out the attacker and it turns out to be Cable. Cable is surprised to see how much they have grown as a team. Sam tells him that he is not ready to have Cable back unless he can be honest with them finally about his past.

Cable then explains what happened to him in his past and how he came to find X-Force and how he finally fought Stryfe and came back a changed man. The group eventually accepts him back into the fold. Cable then looks at what the team has for resources. Then, there is a breach in the camp and the team runs outside. They see Exodus entering their base. He states he is looking for Sam and Roberto only. The rest of the team gets angry and threatens him. He responds by knocking them all down. The others arrive and Cannonball tells Exodus he will follow him to Avalon only if he can bring Boomer, Rictor, Rusty and Skids. Exodus finally agrees and after a short goodbye to the others, they leave. Cable then tells the team that remains, that Sam gave him a tracker and they are going to go get them all.

Avalon
Exodus shows the team around Avalon. They walk with him, unimpressed by their surroundings. They tell him that they have seen space ships and that this is no surprise to them at all. He tells them they are on board a converted Graymalkin and Sam asks about Professor. Exodus tells him that he was taken care of and changed to match their needed service. A robed figure then enters and the team immediately recognizes his voice as Magneto. He welcomes and offers Cannonball and the others to be the first of those deemed welcome into his new home. He then helps cure Rusty and Skids of their implants used by Stryfe.

Cable and the rest of X-Force fly to Avalon and Cable realizes that Exodus was really talking about Graymalkin. He gets upset and vows to take out the people that stole Graymalkin from him. On board, Magneto realizes that he is under attack by Cable. Cannonball admits that he led them here. Exodus rushes to meet the intruders and he attacks them. While the team fights Exodus, Cable runs to the computer and looks for Cannonball on the ship. He finds him and teleports the team to Cannonball's location. When they join up, he tells Cannonball that they will teleport off and destroy Graymalkin. Cannonball tells him no and that Rusty and Skids have agreed to join Magneto.

Cable then teleports X-Force off of Avalon onto their ship. He races to try to get Professor downloaded into his circuitry. He succeeds and Magneto, donned in his normal outfit, meets him. He scoffs at his futile attempt to attack him in his new home. Cable gets beat and ripped to shreds by Magneto's powers. He is almost dead when he quickly teleports off Avalon onto his team's ship.

The team is happy to see him but scared that he may not survive. They then hear Professor's voice and he tells them that Cable's mission was a success. Magneto watches from Avalon as the team arrives in Camp Verde and races to save Cable. He turns to Exodus and tells him that Cable's battle was a philosophical one and that it was a battle that Cable has won. He then says that he will move to offer Avalon to the other children of Xavier.

Appearing in "Claws and Webs Part II - Dreams Are Made of This?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Comics Presents #118.

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Synopsis for "Claws and Webs Part II - Dreams Are Made of This?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Comics Presents #118.

Continued from last issue...

Venom swiftly pins Wolverine to the ground, thinking that he is the one responsible for putting them both in the Dream Realm. Wolverine wriggles free and flips both of them over, and Wolverine hits a tree. Venom says that he doesn't like people playing with his head, and that since Wolverine is responsible, he's going to kill him. Before he can do so, both hear a scream from nearby, and Venom rushes off in search of the source. Wolverine recounts his plan with Professor X to dispel Nightmare from his mind, as Nightmare is the reason that he and Venom are both there. He also realizes that he and Venom are not in Nightmare's realm, but a different astral plane. He decides to find Venom, and he follows Venom's scent.

He finally stumbles upon Venom, who is protecting a girl from a group of tigers. Wolverine realizes that the girl is an illusion designed to look just like his former girlfriend Mariko. Venom fights off a lion, and Wolverine takes out one of the tigers. The girl screams in fear, and runs away. As the two fight off the animals, Venom tells Wolverine that he'll do nothing with the girl, as she could be connected to Nightmare, and she may lead them to him. Wolverine tries to follow her, but Venom punches him into a tree, and he is impaled on one of the branches. Venom then webs his hands to the tree, and slashes him across the face with his claws.

The story is continued next issue...

Notes

This is a UK title that features reprints of American X-Men titles.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. See Exiles #85, Exiles #86 and Paradise X Heralds #1
  2. Adam X appears on the screen, even though he has not yet appeared in any story. His first appearance will happen in X-Force Annual #2 published a month after this issue.



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