- What the hell--?! Uh, did anyone see my...my...you know, my body?
- -- Rockslide
Appearing in "Nimrod 4 of 4"
- New X-Men
- Xavier Institute student body
- Matthew Risman (Assumes leadership of the Purifiers)
- The Facility
- New York State
- Location unrevealed
- The Facility
Synopsis for "Nimrod 4 of 4"
The New X-Men continue their battle against Nimrod, determined to stop him before he can wipe out the rest of mutantkind. Working together, they devise a strategy to destroy Nimrod by overloading its temporal displacement equipment.
Their plan is a success but in the final battle, Rockslide is pulverized into rubble and dust and X-23 is fatally wounded. Rockslide survives and reconstitutes himself in a more jagged, rocky form.
Hellion is determined to save X-23 and flies her to the Xavier Institute. Desperate to save her, he begs Miss Frost for help and she removes the internal psychic controls on his powers. This amplifies his telekinesis to a level that allows him to break the sound barrier and get Laura to Elixir to be healed. Hellion forces Elixir out of his coma and the act of healing X-23 partially restores his golden skin.
Meanwhile, Nimrod materializes in the past and the Purifiers plot their future moves to destroy the New X-Men.
- This issue marks the second time Rockslide has blown up and the first time he reformed his body from material that was NOT his original body. From this point on, Rockslide's appearance is larger and more rugged. Beast hypothesized on the true nature of Rockslide's powers in New X-Men Vol 2 #42.
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