Onwards to Victory
|Part 12 of the Genosha Arc - Onwards To Victory
|June 3, 2012
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|Onwards to Victory
"No revenge," Ororo said, the storm behind her stopping as suddenly as it had begun as she raised a hand to signal the rest of the team to hold. "Only justice, and that is not for us to judge. You and those who give your orders will one day be faced with the scrutiny of the rest of the world; I hope you are strong enough to bear it."
The tables are turned when the Xavier's mutants fight back and a startling masterplan is revealed.
Prison Team: Scott Summers, Korvus Rook'shir, Remy LeBeau, Sarah Morlocke, Marie-Ange Colbert, Clarice Ferguson, Amanda Sefton, Theresa Cassidy, Doug Ramsey, David Haller, Tabitha Smith, Vance Astrovik, Alexander Lexington
Their 'escape plan' having failed, those imprisoned were brought to a holding cell and chained against the wall. It was then Remy, using the bone shard Sarah had stabbed him in the leg with, picked the locks on his manacles and freed the rest of the group, with Amanda teleporting out to force Herbert Mudd to return their powers. Meanwhile, Garrison, Angelo, Maddie, Artie, Jean, Sooraya, Bishop, John and Callisto coming into the Citadel from the city and heading to the Genegineer's lab, encountered the presumed-dead Marauders, guarding the entrance to the lab. Inside, Betsy - now returned to her rightful mind - and Sarah discovered the Genegineer was none other than former teacher, Nathaniel Essex - and that he had somehow removed Kwannon from Betsy's mind and into a new body. He revealed that his actions on Genosha were part of his plan to resurrect his son, Adam, and outlined the step-by-step process over nine years that had led to that moment. There was little time for response, as Essex had those Marauders not engaging the X-folks pack up the equipment and then set a series of explosive charges. And in true confusing Essex form, he told Betsy and Sarah the process required to reverse the mutate process. Sarah and Betsy escaped the lab, joining with the withdrawing Xavierites.
Elsewhere, various groups were converging on the Citadel, each having to face down their mutated friends and take them out without harming them. With the information provided by Betsy and Sarah, the five mutates were taken to the lab by Kurt and his team to reverse the process. At the same time, the prison escapees met with an attack by the Magistrates that they easily beat back with their powers, but the tables turned when Thomas Moreau - having triggered some kind of techno-organic process that turned him into a giant killing machine - came onto the scene. The ensuing fight was extremely one-sided, the collective powers of the mutants doing little against Moreau. As they were forced to withdraw, Emma's team achieved their objective - cutting the power to the Citadel.
Doug, Marie-Ange and Terry discovered where Philip Moreau has been held and freed him from his cell, with Wanda and her team discovering a catatonic Dori in another cell.
Trivia and Meta
Dori was found in a prison cell in isolation, having retreated deeply into her feral state and being deemed unusable by the Genoshans.
This arc is the X-Project version of the epic canon storyline X-Tinction Agenda.
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. ;)