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Iceman, to Hiro

Appearing in "The Price"

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Synopsis for "The Price"

Though Iceman decides to save Opal without any help, Jean and Mariko intend to quietly follow him. Opal is told her parents’ story by Hiro. She tries to flee, only to be caught by her grandfather, who suspects Hiro’s complicity. The other oyabun rejoice at Hiro's seeming demotion but, when Tatsu’o gives him one more chance, they decide to kill him. The guards notice Iceman’s entry and the Cyburai are to find him. Instead, the other two attack Hiro. He is helped by Iceman, though afterwards Hiro feels honor-bound to attack Iceman. Jean, Mariko and her ninjas have, in the meantime, freed Opal with some help of her mother, who poisoned Tatsu’o. Opal hurries to the men's side and begs them to stop but they won’t listen. Trying to prove who is the better man, they decide to fight without powers. Hiro is stronger but then Opal points out that he can’t really shut off his powers. Hiro feels honor-bound to lose to Iceman, to prove that he is more than a machine. However, he refuses Opal’s offer to come with them. He is still loyal to his lord.



  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

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  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:
    • X-Factor Forever TPB #1 - 2nd story
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