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Quote1 I have an announcement. I will be stepping down from the council and retiring to Arakko. Quote2

Appearing in "Part One: The Left Hand"

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Synopsis for "Part One: The Left Hand"

In Paris, 1919, Nathaniel Essex meets with Irene Adler. Essex sits whistling the melody of "Nimrod", a piece by Edward Elgar. Irene confides that when she heard first heard the song during its premier, she had a fit. She tells Essex that a war is coming that will change everything, and that while she knows he is an evil man, their fates are joined and she wishes for them to be on the same side. She whispers something in Essex's ear, whereupon he suddenly dies, mumbling "You're a ghost" as a he expires.

From the shadows emerges Irene's partner, Mystique. Mystique asks if Irene expected that to happen, which she did not, and asks her what she told him. Irene responds that if Raven trusts her, she'll never ask that question again, and that she will tell her if she ever needs to know.

On Krakoa in the present day, Mr. Sinister is performing an experiment in his new, top-secret laboratory. He goes over his work, finding 25 logs of previous versions of that very same day, with instructions on how to proceed. Later, during a meeting of the Quiet Council of Krakoa, Magneto announces that he is stepping down from the council and retiring to Arakko. The reactions from the other council members are mixed, but mostly shock or anger. Emma Frost raises a motion that Magneto, due to his part in hiding the truth of Krakoa from the other council members, not be allowed to help choose his successor. The motion carries, and Magneto storms out.

The council begins to search for Magneto's replacement, allowing mutants to appear before the council and make their case. Angel, Monet, Gorgon, Vulcan, Abigail Brand and Beast all appear before the council to make their cases, but are deemed unsatisfactory. Other suggestions, such as Legion and Cypher are rejected, while others such as Namor, Sobunar of the Depths, Xilo the First Defender and Lodus Logos are offered the empty seat, but reject it.

With the search continuing, Exodus approaches Hope Summers, and encourages her to seek the vacant seat. Later, Selene is making her case before the council, arguing that they need her magical prowess and experience with immortality to make up for the loss of Apocalypse, when Hope interrupts the presentation, all but demanding the vacant seat on behalf of the Five, warning that rejecting her would not be very popular on the island. Angered, Selene threatens to disrupt the External Gate to Arakko, which was built on the bones of her fellow Externals if she is rejected.

The council begins to discuss the matter, and a vote is held whether to accept Hope outright or to continue reviewing other candidates. Sinister, having experienced this day before, is well-aware of how the votes will go. Wanting Hope on the council, but wishing to hide his intentions, Sinister votes no, believing the motion will carry anyways. He is surprised when Destiny votes no, when he was sure she would vote yes. Sinister hurriedly changes his vote, but begins to suspect that Destiny is on to him.

Later, Professor X breaks the news to Selene, and is shocked when she transforms the External Gate into a giant monster, which proceeds to attack Krakoa. Horrified, Sinister, who believed that Selene did not have the power to make good on her threats, retreats to his laboratory, prepared to scorch this day and try again. He changes his mind however, deciding he needs more data. As Sinister gazes over his work, his plan is revealed; he has cloned Moira MacTaggert and is using her mutant power of resetting the timeline upon death to replay key events over and over in order to ensure the perfect outcome for himself.

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The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart.

Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) returns to the world of X with artist Lucas Werneck (TRIAL OF MAGNETO) to bring us all into the room where it happens. "It" being "the most powerful people on Earth deciding the fate of the whole planet."

Prepare for sinister secrets to be revealed and learn that some secrets are more sinister than others...

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