- Clumsy, child. Very clumsy. You do not bait the lioness in her den, nor the spider at the center of her web. This is the second time in as many weeks an attempt has been made on my life... though it would seem my would-be assassins are getting younger and younger. Welcome, X-Men. Doubtless you begin to guess why I invited you here tonight.
- -- Emma Frost
Appearing in "Fresh Upstart"
- X-Men (Gold Team)
- Donald Pierce
- Hellions (Disbands)
- Roulette (Jennifer Stavros) (Death off-panel)
- Beef (Buford Wilson) (Death)
- Empath (Manuel de la Rocha)
- White Queen (Emma Frost) (Apparent death)
- Catseye (Sharon Smith) (Death off-panel)
- Jetstream (Haroun ibn Sallah al-Rashid) (Death)
- Bevatron (Fabian Marechal-Julbin) (Death off-panel)
- Tarot (Marie-Ange Colbert) (Death)
- Senator Robert Kelly
- Unnamed assassin girl
- Upstarts (First appearance)
- Trevor Fitzroy (First appearance)
- Sentinels (Earth-1191) (First appearance)
- Unit 2007
- Unit 2016
- Unit 2024
- Sentinels Mk VI
- Reavers (Disbands)
- Unnamed Hellfire Club guests and servants
- Phoenix (Mentioned)
- Professor X (Charles Xavier) (Mentioned)
- Unnamed guests and waiters of Shinobi Shaw
- Shinobi Shaw
- Hellfire Club (Mentioned)
- Super-Skrull (Kl'rt) (Mentioned)
- Fantastic Four (Mentioned)
- Sebastian Shaw (Mentioned)
- Several New Yorkers
Races and Species:
- Trevor Fitzroy's bio-armor (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Fresh Upstart"
Sentinels attack the Reavers' base in Australia. They kill them, but they are primarily after Donald Pierce. Meanwhile, the X-Men are invited to a party by Emma Frost. When the X-Men arrive there are some hostilities between them and the Hellions. Soon, however, Trevor Fitzroy attacks, quickly killing Beef and Jetstream. The X-Men then fight him, but find him a match for them. Meanwhile Pierce runs to Gateway and tells him to teleport him to whoever is responsible for the Sentinels. The portal opens to where the X-Men are and the Sentinels attack them as well. One kills Tarot, another knocks down Emma Frost. Jean Grey is struck down also. When the fight is almost over, the Sentinels destroyed, the X-Men claim that Jean Grey is dead.
- Empath is shown along with the Hellions in this issue; however, he is supposedly in Nova Roma during this time frame and in other comics relayed the events in this issue and seems unaware.
- Tarot is shown to be "terminated" by one of the Sentinels in this issue. However, she is alive and killed again in the next issue by Fitzroy.
Links and References
- Uncanny X-Men at Wikipedia.org
- Uncanny X-Men series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Uncanny X-Men (1st series) index at Uncanny X-Men.net
- Uncanny X-Men series index at the Grand Comics Database Project
- Uncanny X-Men at the Complete Marvel Reading Order
- The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators - accessed on 11/24/2009
- The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (Vol. 2) #5 - See for further referencing
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