Appearing in "House Call"
- Alistaire Stuart
- Avengers West Coast
- Warwolves (Mentioned)
- Crazy Gang (Mentioned)
- Technet (Mentioned)
- Juggernaut (Cain Marko) (Mentioned)
- Magik (Mentioned)
- Lady of the Lake
Races & Species:
- Limbo (Demonic)
- Avengers Compound, Los Angeles, California
- Latveria (Mentioned)
- Inferno (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "House Call"
In the lighthouse Kitchen, Kitty Pryde practises maintaining her solid form. As she is distracted by Lockheed while walking through the air, she phases, and Excalibur rush around grabbing them before they hit the floor. Successfully caught and laid out for breakfast, Meggan serves her first attempt at pancakes, which are only slightly on fire.
Nightcrawler, meanwhile, praises Meggan for the phone message she took for Kitty, but she gets teased for thinking the caller was actually Doctor Doom. She insists it is, and is incredibly smug when he arrives into their living room. As Phoenix summons everyone’s uniform, Kitty slams the door, and goes to meet Doctor Doom herself. He states that he wishes to use Magik’s Soulsword, embedded in front of the lighthouse, to go to Limbo and recover Promethium, which he wants to use to generate free, clean energy for all. As only Kitty can draw the sword, he needs her help. Kitty believes him, but the rest of the team are dubious, dragging her away for a private discussion. As they argue over his true intentions, Dr Doom offers to have Phoenix read his mind. She does so, and can’t find a trace of evil intentions. Reluctantly, Excalibur let Kitty draw the sword.
Outside the lighthouse, Dr Doom weakens the walls between this reality and Limbo, and Kitty slashes through, letting them both enter Limbo. Alistaire Stuart arrives, just in time for Excalibur to use Widget to allow them to follow Dr Doom and Kitty into Limbo. They disappear into Limbo, leaving Alistaire to look after the lighthouse. Out in the bay, the Lady of the Lake watches on, sighing, before disappearing under the waves.
In Limbo, Kitty is attacked by a group of Demons, unable to phase away due to the armour. Dr Doom grabs the sword, and hacks away at the demons. He leads her deeper into Limbo, but keeps the sword for himself. As Dr Doom tries to leave Kitty behind, Lockheed tries to fry him, but his shield protects him. As he knocks Kitty and Lockheed to the floor, Excalibur arrives… In America, the West Coast Avengers relax by the pool. Suddenly, it begins to go green, and the Lady of the Lake rises from the pool. She tells the W.C.A of Dr Doom’s plans, and how their success will destroy the whole of England…
Back in Limbo, Phoenix tries to destroy Doctor Doom, but he uses her brain patterns from when she read his mind to trap her in a loop, constantly thinking she is destroying him when he is nowhere near. Nightcrawler tries to teleport in, but becomes stuck in Doom’s forcefield. He teleports out, expecting to feel tired, but finds that his natural ability to teleport has returned. In joy, he teleports all around Limbo, but as Captain Britain realises, Doom can affect where Nightcrawler lands, and he does so, making him collide with Meggan. Doom looks on smugly, stating that his forcefield is impenetrable as Captain Britain flies towards him. But the Captain hits the field instead, sending Doom high above Limbo before he smashes down to earth. As he prepares to hit him again, Dr Doom, as ruler of Limbo, summons a host of superhero-themed demons, who prepare to attack…