- I had to, even if he wasn't poisoned. You've seen his mutation. With those plates growing on his skin, they'll never accept him topside.
- -- Callisto
Appearing in "X-Treme Measures"
- New Mutants
- Amanda Sefton
- Morlocks (First appearance)
Synopsis for "X-Treme Measures"
The show starts out at Spear Sports. A group of misfits called the Morlocks break into the factory and destroy the equipment and all of the product. A security guard catches them, but a little girl with very large hands creeps up behind him and touches him. The guard is paralyzed and the Morlocks get away. Next morning the owner, Guy Spear, arrives to check out the damage. His assistant asks if he wants to call the cops, Spear tells him he can't risk any bad publicity with his new sports drink "Pow-R8" coming out soon. He tells him to boost security and catch whoever is responsible. At Bayville High, Jean and Scott are on the run from Kitty. Seems Kit has finally gotten her driving permit and is searching for any licensed driver to take her driving. Spyke is pranked by some kids. Another kid buddies up to him and tells Evan he thinks it's cool that he's a mutant and he wishes he had super powers. Kurt finds Jean and Scott hiding and tells them that Kit is looking for them. As they drive off in a hurry, Kurt tells them that the Prof is probably going to ask them to give her driving lessons. As Evan and his new "friend" walk together after school, Evan asks the kid why he's being so friendly. Just then they run into a group of thugs.The kid tells them that he has a mutant friend with him now and that Evan's going to take care of them. Evan tells him that he has enough of his own problems and he's not going to fight his fights for him. He tries to leave, but the thugs jump him. Evan pops his spikes and takes them out. Kurt gets there in time to port him away after the fight. At the Institute the Prof is telling Jean and Scott that he has a dangerous mission for them. Logan walks in and says that it sounds like a job for him. Jean and Scott slink out saying that they'll let Logan have it, but that he owes them. The Prof gives Logan a set of keys. Kit and Logan take off in the X-Van. Kit speeds head on into the Institute gate. Logan freaks out and yells for her to wait for the gate, but Kit phases them through and keeps on going. Evan gets home and he's still all spiked out. Storm tries to stop him and talk to him but he just growls "not now" and heads to his room. It takes a lot of effort, but he finally manages to pull in the spikes. He turns around to see that he has a whole set of plates running down his back that he can't pull back.
Kit and Logan make it back home, but everything form a stop sign to a newspaper vending machine is embedded in the X-Van. As Logan stalks off furious, Kit asks him when she's going to get lesson 2. Logan walks by Xavier and drops the keys in his lap and tells him that he owes him. The Prof looks a little worried. Next morning, Jean and Scott are hiding from Kit again. Jean sacrifices Scott by using her powers to force him into the room with Kit. She tells him that it's got to be him or her and it's not going to be her. Evan is in the kitchen guzzling milk. He has more plates, this time down his arm onto his hand. Berzerker reminds him that his Skate Competition is about to start. At the competition Evan is doing great. During one of his breaks as he's about to drink some of the new Pow-R8, Callisto bumps into him and knocks the drink out of his hands and tells him "poison".Back in the competition they find out that Evan is a mutant and they're going to have to take it to the judges. Evan tells them that he knows what's going to happen and leaves. He grabs a Pow-R8 on the way out and takes a drink. Callisto sees him and yells no, but it's too late. Evan doubles over in pain and his spikes go haywire.
As spikes fly everywhere the other X-Men rally to contain the damage and help out the bystanders. Spyke runs off and Callisto follows. Berzerker sees them both from the stands, but by the time Storm is able to look for him they're gone. Callisto catches up to Evan and the other Morlocks appear. They team up to take him. Back at the Institute, Beast runs some tests on the Pow-R8 and find out that it's toxic to mutants, even to the touch. Down in the sewers, in the tunnels where the Morlocks live, Evan is sick. The Morlocks treat him and he overhears Callisto and Caliban talking about his mutation and how he'll be rejected by the others above. Evan's spikes are now out all over his body. Evan asks them what they're doing underground. Callisto tells him about the Morlocks. They're a group of mutants that for various reasons can't get along "topside" because of their mutations. Together below they've found a way to live in peace and acceptance. They have a problem now though, it seems the Pow-R8 vats are emptied right into their tunnels when they're cleaned and quite a few of the Morlocks are now sick or dying. Evan agrees to help them stop Spear. Berzerker sneaks up on them and overhears, but Caliban senses him and Callisto is able to see him in the dark. He tells them that wherever Evan goes, the X-Men won't be far behind. Stall zaps Berzerker to keep him from telling the X-Men where Evan is. Then they head out to sabotage Spear's factory.
Later Berzerker is able to get away and calls the X-Men. At the factory the Morlocks are able to do some damage, but Spear arrives with security. A fight breaks out and the vats end up toppling. The Morlocks run as a tidal wave of Pow-R8 rushes up behind them. Just as the Morlocks become trapped, the X-Men arrive and save them. As Storm washes away the remains of the Pow-R8, the Morlocks and Evan sneak away.Xavier talks to Spear and tells him that his drink is poison to mutants. Spear says that he didn't know, if the Morlocks had just told him he could have done something about it. Meanwhile the X-Men search for Evan in the sewers. Storm finds him and tries to get him to come home. Evan won't leave though, and says that he needs a break. He tells Storm not to look for him, that he's with friends. Evan leaves with the Morlocks. Storm calls after him, but he's gone.Back at Spear's, Xavier gets into the car and tells Logan he's ready to go. Instead of Logan though, it's Kit in the driver's seat. She tells Xavier that Logan told her that she could drive. As she takes off Xavier is trapped in the back seat looking pretty terrified. As they pull away Spear tells his assistant that he wants the factory up and running again under full production. He tells him that Pow-R8 has just become a lot more valuable.
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