Wanting to make amends for robbing the majority of the world's mutants of their powers, the Scarlet Witch formed a plan to resurrect the sixteen million dead mutants on Genosha. To accomplish this, Scarlet Witch combined the Eye of Alak-Rah with Tri-Crown of the Chaos Godhead and the World Tree Root. Unfortunately, her spell raised the deceased mutants as zombies.
The day before the spell was broken, the Cotati landed on Genosha with plans to use it as one of their staging areas for an invasion of Wakanda. A team of X-Men was dispatched to investigate the disruption on Genosha, where they discovered the chaos of alien plants battling mutant zombies. During the chaos, Magik obtained the Scarlet Witch's staff triggering her Darkchild demonic persona. However, this transformation was short lived as the spell was broken while the Cotati threat was neutralized by Explodey Boy.