- There's a spectacle to appreciate. And damn me, if I say it myself... it's everything I imagined it would be.
- -- Mr. Sinister
Appearing in "This Strange Unpleasant Land (Part 1)"
Synopsis for "This Strange Unpleasant Land (Part 1)"
At her office, Kate Kildare tries to write a report of the X-Men's recent acquisition of the Phoenix's powers. However, she stops her writing and begins to think about how the world's has changed thanks to the X-Men's actions.
At Utopia, Magneto and Psylocke share a view of the Old Utopia. Psylocke wonders why would they keep the old city floating in the middle of the new one, while Magneto considers it a museum of mutantkind's darkest hour. Danger, still under Unit's control, meets up with them, sharing a joke. Magneto and Psylocke are not impressed.
At the Crimson Cosmos, Colossus and Magik have an audience with Cyttorak. Although Colossus wants to be released of Cyttorak's power, Cyttorak refuses. He says that as a hero, Colossus has brought more destruction than any other of his past avatars, like Cain, could have caused. Colossus unleashes his Phoenix-enhanced powers, but Cyttorak is unaffected. As Cyttorak returns the siblings to Earth, Colossus is disappointed that although Earth has become a heaven, he has no place there.
At the Conference Room, the Extinction Team talks about Hope. Emma says that Hope became aware of the Phoenix through Sinister. The Phoenix Five decide that Sinister is too dangerous to exist and must be destroyed. Emma uses her telepathy to find Sinster. Afterwards, the Phoenix Five teleports to Sinister's location, leaving the other members of the Extinction Team at Utopia.
The Phoenix Five arrive at Anchorage, Alaska, where Cyclops grew up. Discovering that Sinister's base is underground, the X-Men start digging.
Detecting the X-Men's presence, Sinister Prime relays a telepathic hail to his people, telling them to take arms against the X-Men. He orders his servants to set the creation engines at full power, even though the created Sinisters will only live a day at most.
As the X-Men descend upon Sinister London, Prime and the Madelyne Pryor clones prepare for battle.
To be continued...
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