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Quote1.png They're trying to babysit us! Quote2.png
-- Cyclops


Appearing in "Extermination: Part Two of Five"

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Synopsis for "Extermination: Part Two of Five"

In Passaic, New Jersey, Calvin Rankin is shopping for groceries when someone calls him from behind. He is suddenly shot by a young Cable who announces that his services are required.

At the Xavier Institute, the young Marvel Girl and Cyclops discuss the recent deaths of Cable and Bloodstorm, along with their teammate Iceman's uncertain whereabouts. Cyclops worries that they haven't made the difference they wanted to in the present. Inside, various X-Men members have gathered to discuss recent events and their next move. Rachel Grey notes that Ahab, as a time-traveler, could be hiding in any point in time and speculates that he may have had Cable killed to prevent him from following him. To protect the young X-Men, Kitty Pryde orders that each of the remaining four go with a separate team into hiding. Furious at being kept out of a fight he is the subject of, Cyclops storms out. Young Angel, Beast, and Marvel Girl follow him outside to try to reason with him, but as they are fighting Marvel Girl telepathically detects a hostile presence nearby. Angel is suddenly shot in the neck by an electric tranquilizer bullet that knocks him out. Marvel Girl tries and fails to find their attacker as Beast is also shot and passes out. She manages to find a psychic "void" in the trees where young Cable is hiding and Cyclops blows up his hiding spot with an optic blast. Confronting him, Cyclops is enraged over finding Cable's killer but realizes that he is in fact a younger version of Cable himself. The young Cable escapes and Cyclops psychically warns Marvel Girl of their attacker's identity. She orders Cable to explain himself but he insists there's no time to talk and warns her of the consequences of her staying in the present. He grabs Angel and teleports away. The rest of the X-Men, hearing the conflict outside, come out as he is leaving and realize he was a younger version of Cable. Marvel Girl agrees to go along with Kitty's plan on the condition that she go with the disbanded X-Force.

Later, young Beast wakes up in the institute where he is being attended by his older self, who informs him of the situation. The older Beast postulates that the young Cable's actions are a desperation move. In Cable's safe house, Angel has been chained up and is forcibly having his wings surgically removed. Cable laments that Angel only brought this on himself.

Back at the school, the X-Men are suddenly attacked by Ahab and his Hounds. Rachel, traumatized by her memories of being tortured by Ahab, attacks him but is easily overpowered. Ahab taunts her over her own past as a Hound and Old Man Logan is revealed to have been turned into a Hound.

Solicit Synopsis

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed?

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