|Dates run:||August 29, 2008|
|Read the logs:||Retribution|
"I have a message for you. There are people out there who take exception to governments using mutants as a way to suppress populations or use their powers in an overt military manner. There are rules to this game, Dacoit, and you broke them. We're the penalty."
Part 3 of the Imperium Stratagem.
Following the genocide in Sri Lanka, X-Force took some time to debrief some of the witnesses, gaining a very clear picture that the Indian government had put together a military unit of mutants, and had used their powers to facilitate their annihilation of the Northern Sri Lankan Tamil population.
Remy LeBeau decided that a message needed to be delivered directly to the Prime Minister, clearly illustrating that the use of mutants against humans in this manner would not be tolerated, and they had the ability to reach him and his associates at any time.
Wanda Maximoff and Jubilation Lee ambushed Dubāw in his apartment in Pune. Jubilee's first strike attempting to cut his throat failed, but before he could badly injury her, Wanda's powers coincided with the wound to the throat to cause a fatal heart attack.
Amanda Sefton and Marie-Ange Colbert used their powers to trap Hussar in an underground parking lot. Using her healing powers in reverse, Amanda crippled the woman by drawing out most of her life energy, weakening her enough for Marie-Ange to finish her with a sword slash to the neck.
Sarah Morlocke and Remy went after the final target, a feral named Dārkā. They tracked him to a series of illegal underground fighting rings he frequented. Using Sarah as bait, she was able to get him to take her as his companion for the evening. While distracted by her, Remy quietly severed his spinal cord at the base of his brain with an energized card, killing him instantly.
Remy then shipped an anonymous cell phone to Dacoit, informing him where his dead teammates could be found, and warning him that the next time they considered using their abilities to the same ends as in Sri Lanka, the targets would be himself and the Prime Minister
Trivia and Meta
This operation represents the first time that any of the younger members of X-Force have been assigned to a mission where assassination was the main purpose.
Operation: Retribution is part of an ongoing series of plots dealing with the effects of the new government in India.
The events of this plot still occurred in Phase 2, but specifics, such as which characters were involved, remain fuzzy for the purposes of not breaking the world. ;)