X-Men Mission: Ricochet
|Dates run:||July 13, 2005|
|Read the logs:||Mission report|
Dazzler is down, Juggernaut, on your left
Make him of balance most swiftly bereft
Keep up your onslaught, oh fair Scarlet Witch
Step forward and engage this base son of a bitch!
When the X-Men are called upon to help catch a mutant jewel thief, a strange interaction between his powers and those of the X-Men's own probability manipulator creates some unusually comedic results.
When a thief and probability manipulator calling himself 'Ricochet' came to the attention of the FBI, they asked for the X-Men's help in capturing him. When his next likely target was identified by the FBI as a local museum in Minneapolis, the X-Men staked out the place, hoping to intercept him there.
When Ricochet arrived, part of the team tried to talk him into surrendering. He refused, using his powers against Jetstream. When Scarlet Witch tried to intervene, their similar powers interacted in non-linear ways. The concrete under Juggernaut liquified, while Scarlet Witch's hair took on a life of its own, and Dazzler and Jetstream found themselves being unexpectedly musical. Cable, running the telepathic switchboard at a distance, was unaffected - but very amused.
Ricochet was eventually taken successfully into custody, and the team returned to the mansion to a certain amount of good-natured ridicule.
Trivia and Meta
Tapes of the incident were made and distributed among the other team members for some time, much to the chagrin of those involved.