|Cyclops:||Okay, I'm going in. I've already got readings for Mutant Growth Hormone in here.|
|Tony Stark:||We're seeing plenty of Iso-8 traces too. Watch out.|
|Tony Stark:||What's it look like, Scott?|
|Cyclops:||My guess is that they've found a way to use Iso-8 as an accelerant for Mutant Growth Hormone.
But I can't be sure until I get a better look at this stuff in a lab.
MiniBoss - SabretoothEdit
|Maria Hill:||Cyclops is our delegate from the X-Men on this mission.|
|Cyclops:||I wish I could say it was just going to be crowd control, but I've seen Sabretooth and Toad among the marchers.
Have a lock on Sabretooth right now. He's hard to miss.
|New York for Homo Superior!||Sabretooth:|
|Iso-8 for the people! Iso-8 for Homo Superior!||Sabretooth:|
|Cyclops:||Can the show, Sabretooth.|
|Can't stand in the way of progress, Scott. And you're a mutant. Why would you want to?||Sabretooth:|
|Cyclops:||You got a problem confusing riots for progress.|
|Cyclops:||Sabretooth is down. Professor X is flying in a transport.|
|Maria Hill:||We've cleared landing access at the south end of Schurz Park, away from Gracie Mansion.|
|Tony Stark:||That's where the first guy with a sandwich board was. Symmetry. I like it.|
|Maria Hill:||The Mayor doesn't. He's a little nervous about getting too involved in this.|
|Cyclops:||You'd think he'd want Sabretooth as a trophy.|
Boss - ToadEdit
|Maria Hill:||Toad has infiltrated the security perimeter around Gracie Mansion. We need to act now!|
|Cyclops:||The marchers are congregating in the park, trying to stop the transport from taking Sabretooth away.|
|Tony Stark:||This is teetering on the edge of debacle.|
|Maria Hill:||If Toad gets to the mayor and can blame it on the marchers, he'll start a civil war right here on the Upper East Side.|
|Nick Fury:||Take him down, Agent! Cyclops is already moving in.|
|Tony Stark:||This was Magneto's plan all along, wasn't it?|
|Cyclops:||Toad never did anything someone didn't tell him to do.|
|Scotty, you figured it out. But there's nothing you can do.||Toad:|
|Cyclops:||Sure there is. I'm about to do it.|
|That's what I mean. We fight, you win, I win, so what? People are going to use Iso-8 like it's a drug, man.
Best drug there ever was. Creates mutants.
|Cyclops:||You call these mutants? They're zombies.|
|Baby steps, Scott. It's all happening. This is the age of Homo Superior.||Toad:|
|Cyclops:||Toad, I know you like the mayor's house, but you're not cut out for politics. You lack the human touch.|
|You think I don't know what you're saying? You think I don't know!?
I'll kill you!
|Cyclops:||I'll say one thing for Toad: He doesn't have the courage of his convictions.|
|Cyclops:||The minute it looks like he might lose, he's gone into the river.|
|Tony Stark:||Well, hey, at least the march is breaking up. Xavier can land his transport and get Sabretooth out of here.|
|Tony Stark:||Time for another trip to DC. Cyclops, take a page from the Widow’s book. Knock 'em dead.|
|Cyclops:||Unfortunately that’s not an option. But they’re going to know exactly what I think, I can promise you that.|
|Tony Stark:||Easy. Make your case but try not to antagonize anyone.
There are no egos like DC egos, and if they think you’re showing them up, the knives will come out.
|Tony Stark:||How did it go?|
|Cyclops:||I did what you said. Looks like any anti-mutant stuff is on the back burner for now...
...but only as long as they think we’ve got a lid on the Brotherhood here.
|Tony Stark:||Then let’s make sure we do that.|
|Nick Fury:||All forces to full alert. Magneto and the Brotherhood of Mutants have declared Manhattan a mutant-only nation.|
|Cyclops:||Well, that didn't take long. I told you we couldn't trust Magneto.|
|Tony Stark:||You're sure it's him?|
|Maria Hill:||We have visual confirmation. And the kicker is that he's using Servo Guards.|
MiniBoss - Avalanche Edit
|Maria Hill:||Cyclops is observing the unrest for the X-Men and for us. Scott, care to update us?|
|Cyclops:||There are plenty of mutants in the streets demonstrating, but I haven't seen much violence from them.|
|Nick Fury:||Brotherhood's telling them to let the Servo Guards do the dirty work, I bet.|
|Cyclops:||Could be. Also Avalanche is on the scene directing traffic.|
|Summers. You can stay. The S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent goes, either on his own or feet first.
Manhattan for the mutants.
|Cyclops:||That's not America, Avalanche. Never has been, and it won't be now.|
|The Syndicate thinks otherwise.||Avalanche:|
|Cyclops:||If you think the Syndicate cares about your idea of America, you're even more of a patsy than usual.|
|Cyclops:||You don't settle down, Manhattan's going to be a ruin. Won't be much to rule over.|
|We'll build it again. Better, without the humans.||Avalanche:|
|Cyclops:||Avalanche is under control, Nick. I'm going to bring him to Professor X for questioning.|
|Nick Fury:||Hope you'll share whatever you find out.|
|Cyclops:||Count on it.|
Boss - Juggernaut Edit
|Cyclops:||Juggernaut's heading security in this part of the occupation.|
|Tony Stark:||He's locked in as Magneto's favored enforcer. Toad must be nuts with envy.|
|Nick Fury:||That's an angle to work later. Right now we focus on the problem at hand.|
|Cyclops:||Let me ask you a question. Why Chinatown?|
I mean, if you're going to take over Manhattan. Maybe you ought to go for City Hall? Empire State Building? Statue of Liberty?
|Magneto says a new nation means everything is different. You want to decide how we do this, maybe you ought to join up.||Juggernaut:|
|Cyclops:||Not likely. Not likely. Manhattan for the mutants? Where does that leave you, Cain? Did you forget you're not a mutant?
Or has that gem finally scrambled your brain?
|Don't you know how big this is yet? Besides, I may not be a mutant, but I'm definitely not a human.||Juggernaut:|
|Cyclops:||You're right. You're just a target.|
|You can keep coming back, Scott, but you're on the wrong side of this fight.||Juggernaut:|
|Cyclops:||You shake hands with Doom and HYDRA, and you're going to tell me I'm on the wrong side?|
|Let me put it another way. You're on the losing side.||Juggernaut:|
|Cyclops:||Juggernaut ran off and took down a wall behind him. We're unable to pursue.|
|Maria Hill:||Finish dispersing the Servo Guards if any of them are still around.|
Then let's figure out what the Brotherhood's next move is going to be.
|Nick Fury:||Order is restored. Mostly.|
|Tony Stark:||This makes no sense. Why would Magneto work with people who want mutants exterminated?|
|Cyclops:||He's getting Manhattan as his personal mutant kingdom in return. Everyone has a price.|
|Tony Stark:||Not him. Magneto may be an arrogant megalomaniac, but he'd never compromise on his principles. Especially with a worm like the Skull.|
|Nick Fury:||We can psychoanalyze him when he's behind bars. Nice non-metal ones.|
|Nick Fury:||So Baron Zemo is running a lab where Mystique helps create mutated test subjects.|
|Tony Stark:||But Zemo is also sending HYDRA out to kill mutants. What's the game?|
|His game is genocide. As it always has been.||Magneto:|
|Nick Fury:||Holy-- security! We have a breach!|
|Calm yourself, Fury. Ask yourself, all of you: why would I ally with animals like Zemo and the Red Skull? Are you all truly so foolish?||Magneto:|
|Cyclops:||It's just like you to play both sides for your benefit, Magnus. If you're not, then prove it.|
|I intend to, when you're willing to listen. Until then.||Magneto:|
|Tony Stark:||... he's gone. Think he's telling the truth?|
|Nick Fury:||It doesn't matter. Priority One, we get Manhattan back under control.|
|Tony Stark:||Surprise, surprise. Xavier’s back-channel approach worked. Magneto wants to meet him.|
|Maria Hill:||But now Xavier doesn’t trust him. He’s asked us to release Cyclops to attend the meet instead.|
|Tony Stark:||That was quick.|
|Cyclops:||He wouldn’t meet me. Said it was Xavier or nobody.|
|Nick Fury:||Looks like he’ll get nobody, then. He wasn’t serious.|
Boss - BlobEdit
|Kitty Pryde:||The Blob has gone berserk, Nick! He's killing anyone he thinks might be Maggia or any other kind of underworld figure.|
|Tony Stark:||Hard to believe Magneto has him on this long a leash.|
|Cyclops:||This is exactly what Magneto wants.
The more he polarizes the mutant issue, the more likely he is to get some kind of mutant-only homeland. He doesn't care if people die.
Boss - Magneto/MystiqueEdit
|Nick Fury:||There's the boss man himself. Magneto has been sighted. Phoenix, you see him?|
|Cyclops:||Sorry, Tony. Magneto would've been a powerful ally, but now we have to face facts.|
|Tony Stark:||Looks like it. Let's get down to business.|
|Cyclops:||This is insane, even for you, Magneto!|
|Magneto:||For once we agree, Summers.|
|Magneto:||I know that's you, Raven. End this treachery before I end it for you.|
|.. well, this is rich. You, talking to me about treachery! Are you with the X-Men now too?||Magneto:|
|Stopped me? You're getting ahead of yourself, old man. Iso-8 has finally given me the power to leave your shadow.||Magneto:|
|Cyclops:||Alas, that was Mystique, not Magneto.|
|Magneto:||You will never trust me, will you?|
|Cyclops:||I haven't blown you to hell yet. I'd say that's progress.|
And now I get to tell Tony he was right all along.
|Nick Fury:||Bring that machine back to the Helicarrier. Stark can look at it when he gets tired of being smug.|
|Tony Stark:||So the Syndicate makes Mystique their patsy and gets her to impersonate Magneto, while Doom provides tech to let her fly and complete the illusion.|
|Cyclops:||All so the Syndicate could divide the mutant populace, then conquer them.|
Which Magneto could have just told us. Just want to point that out.
|Magneto:||I had to be sure before acting. Mystique deserved that, at least.|
|Tony Stark:||But we still don't know anything about this Circle of Eight.|
|Nick Fury:||The Syndicate's started to crack. One thing at a time.|
|Tony Stark:||I like giant robots, as long as they aren't trying to kill me or my friends.
Professor X has a plan to keep Sentinels out of this fight. Cyclops, you mind letting Xavier know what's going on?
|Cyclops:||Professor Xavier appreciates the update, Tony. I think the Sentinel issue is behind us.|
|Tony Stark:||Good to hear. We need everyone pulling in the same direction.|
|Tony Stark:||TV cameras are on the scene already. Scott, how about you head over there and drop a nice sound bite while you take care of the Sentinels?|
|Cyclops:||Always happy to be a media pawn, Tony.|
|Tony Stark:||Your visor looks great on TV, Scott. I hardly recognized you.|
|Tony Stark:||Never. Just looking for an excuse to make a new suit. Now I've got one. The Mark Looks-Good-in-HD.|
|Cyclops:||It's time we got a few things straight.|
|Storm:||One: The Hellfire Club is not your puppet show. Two: The Brotherhood does not speak for all mutants.|
|Maybe you hadn't noticed, your majesty, but neither do the X-Men.||Avalanche:|
|And as far as the Hellfire Club is concerned, it is what we say it is.||Dragoness:|
|Cyclops:||That sent a message.|
|Professor X:||Mystique rarely listens to such messages, Scott. We'll likely have to send it again.
Our own assets within the Hellfire Club will also have to do their part.
MiniBoss - Crimson DynamoEdit
|Cyclops:||Crimson Dynamo. There he is.|
|Tony Stark:||Havok, can you peel off the Kang search and give us a hand with Crimson Dynamo real quick?|
|Havok:||Let's get this over with.|
Boss - KangEdit
|Nick Fury:||There's Kang. Get Havok there before Kang skips out of this timestream again.|
|Cyclops:||Alex, we've spotted Kang.|
|Havok:||I see him. On my way. Want to join in, brother?|
|Cyclops:||Lead on. I'll get there when I can.|
|Agent Coulson:||Agent, pick your team.|
Boss - Emma FrostEdit
|This is our home. I don't remember inviting you.||Emma Frost:|
|Black Widow:||We're here just to talk.|
|All right. Let's talk. You want to control us because we now have the power to ensure our future, with or without you.||Cyclops:|
|We will not be controlled. We will use the Phoenix Force when we want, as we want.||Emma Frost:|
|If that works for you, there's no problem.||Cyclops:|
|Hawkeye:||Where's the part where we talk?|
|Hawkeye:||From here it looks like you're riding the tiger, Scott. Nobody has ever controlled the Phoenix Force and when it gets loose it just might burn all of us to ash.
What makes you think you can handle it now?
|You know what I think? It's our decision to make. Not yours. Because it's our survival at stake. Not yours.||Cyclops:|
|Black Widow:||That's where you're wrong. When it burns Earth to a cinder, you think it's going to save anyone?|
|I think it's up to us, and only us, to make that call. Now leave. We have more important things to do than ease your worries.||Cyclops:|
|Hawkeye:||We're not leaving until this is settled.|
|Emma, escort our visitors out.||Cyclops:|
Mini Boss - ViperEdit
|Captain America:||This is a maze down here, Tony. I went after her, but if there's much more action down here we're going to collapse the whole prison.|
|Iron Man:||Fall back, then. Long as we've gotten control of the Iso-8 cache.|
|You have our thanks for clearing HYDRA out. Now you can clear out yourselves. We'll take care of the Iso-8.||Cyclops:|
|Captain America:||I don't think so, Scott.|
|All right. Keep it. Play with it. But if you try to face us down again, you'll see it's a waste of time.||Cyclops:|
|Iron Man:||Don't take the bait, Cap. Focus on the mission. This is going to get harder before it gets easier.|
Boss - CyclopsEdit
|Captain America:||Scott, while we're tearing each other apart our real enemies are laughing all the way to world domination.
You're doing exactly what they want. Exactly what Magneto wants.
|Wrong. I'm doing what's necessary for us to survive.||Cyclops:|
|Captain America:||And everyone else can just go to hell if the Phoenix Force decides to start the world over?|
|That's a chance we have to take.||Cyclops:|
|Captain America:||You're not the only ones taking it. Do you really think you get to gamble with seven billion lives?|
|I'm putting mutants first because no one will. Now hand over the Iso-8 before this gets ugly.||Cyclops:|
|Captain America:||No can do. Tony's got it. As you are about to find out.|
|The Phoenix Force has chosen sides, Cap. And it didn’t choose you.||Cyclops:|
|Captain America:||Tony, whatever you're planning on doing, do it.|
|What have you done?||Cyclops:|
|Captain America:||What we had to do. The Phoenix Force would have destroyed us all, Scott. You just couldn't see it.|
|Captain America:||It wasn't your get-out-of-jail-free card. It never belonged to you.|
|Iron Man:||Why do you think it came back now?
It followed the Pulse, Scott. And what do you think it would have done if it decided the Pulse meant Earth needed a fresh start?
|Cyclops:||So it's gone. Mostly.|
|Iron Man:||I'd offer condolences, but they would be insincere.|
|Cyclops:||I hope that wasn't our last shot.|
|Captain America:||To survive? No, it wasn't. Long as we stick together, that's our best shot.|
|Phoenix:||It'll have to be now.|
|Iron Man:||A lot of that Iso-8 variant was consumed when it got close to the unified Phoenix Force. We can put our heads together studying what's left.|
|Iron Man:||And you still got traces of it. All five of you, right?|
|Captain America:||Pulse, Phoenix Force... whatever comes along, remember. We have to fight it together.|
|Cyclops:||Agent, we're not here to fight, but the Avengers need to understand that they don't call all the shots.
The Phoenix Force has come to us and given us a chance to control our destiny. To ensure our survival.
|Emma Frost:||If we can channel its powers, we can handle any threat the Pulse throws at us.|
|Magik:||No, Scott. They want us to hand ourselves over. And that's never going to happen again.|
|Emma Frost:||We're not going to let S.H.I.E.L.D. run this show. The Phoenix Force is ours. It's our one hope to survive.|
|Cyclops:||If you're on board with that, we're glad to have the help.
Emma's already taken a look inside your head.
|Emma Frost:||Lovely tour. Nothing about betraying us.|
|Cyclops:||Storm, you know how Xavier likes the personal touch.
Mind making a quick trip to the school to get him up to date? He loves it when you get regal.
|Storm:||I'm not playing games, Scott. I'll talk to him, but you and I both know what's going to happen.|
|Storm:||Xavier says, and I'm quoting here, "You can't fight every battle."|
|Cyclops:||Yeah. I thought he might say something like that.
But we're going to fight this one if we have to.
|Cyclops:||You watching the news? Anti-mutant riots are breaking out all over the place.
There's a big one here. Let's put a stop to it before it spreads. But don't get carried away. Remember, we're the good guys.
|Cyclops:||A highly appropriate use of nonlethal force. Good work.|
Mini boss - JuggernautEdit
|Cyclops:||Juggernaut's the one winding up the Test Subjects.|
|Emma Frost:||Let me handle this.|
|Emma Frost:||Juggernaut has run back to his master.|
|Cyclops:||Maybe that'll send a message to the Brotherhood. We're not going to roll over for them any more than we will for Tony Stark.|
Boss - Hawkeye/Black WidowEdit
|Cyclops:||Hawkeye and Black Widow have presented themselves on Utopia.
We're not receiving visitors right now. Someone kindly inform them of this.
|Cyclops:||Kindly but firmly. I'll come with you.|
|Emma Frost:||How do I put this delicately? Get off our beach.|
|We're here to talk.||Hawkeye:|
|Cyclops:||We could talk anywhere. This is a show of force. Don't insult us by pretending it's not.|
|No pretending on this end. You need to stop acting like the Phoenix Force is your personal toy.||Black Widow:|
|Emma Frost:||Toy? Oh no, it's hardly a toy. Let me show you.|
|Emma Frost:||I believe that I have convinced them that the Phoenix Force is not a mere toy.|
|Emma Frost:||However, the fight was more even than I'd have liked.|
|Cyclops:||What are you talking about?|
|Emma Frost:||They had some new form of Iso-8 with them that seemed to dampen the powers of the Phoenix.|
|Cyclops:||Then we'll head to Avengers Mansion and find out more about it. Agent, your assistance is appreciated. Come on inside and we'll plan the next step.|
|Cyclops:||New York, New York. Is our mission to Avengers Mansion on schedule?|
|Colossus:||We're here, Scott.|
|Cyclops:||Reporters are thick as flies on this story. They love the idea of Avengers versus X-Men.
Here's a chance for some good PR. We need it. Get our side of the story out.
|Cyclops:||Our media obligations are officially discharged, at least for now.
Never forget that anything we do is going to end up on the Internet sooner or later. The reputation of every mutant alive depends on us.
|Kitty Pryde:||Got it.|
|Kitty Pryde:||Looks just like it did the last time I was there.|
|Cyclops:||That's what I was hoping to hear.|
|Kitty Pryde:||Well, the news isn't all good. They've also got a hell of a lot of this Iso-8 and they're shipping it to San Francisco.|
|Cyclops:||I see. We'll be ready.|
Mini Boss - EnchantressEdit
|Emma Frost:||Enchantress spotted, Scott.|
|Cyclops:||That explains the Jotun. Any sign of what she's up to?|
|Emma Frost:||She's just done some kind of spell that looks like it was aimed right here at the mansion itself.|
|Cyclops:||That's not good. Take her out.|
|Emma Frost:||I don't think she was really here to fight.
Before we got here, she cast some kind of spell on Thor.
|Cyclops:||That's going to be the real problem, then. Step lightly, but let's move ahead.|
Boss - ThorEdit
|Magik:||Scott, we're here and ready to go in, but the Avengers look to have a new doorman.|
|Mutants, you will leave. My lady commands it!||Thor:|
|Cyclops:||Stand down, Colossus. Magik, think you can handle this without wrecking the place?|
|Cyclops:||Good. I'd hate for the X-Men to be seen as trashy guests.|
|Cyclops:||The enchantment's broken. Nicely done, Magik.|
|Magik:||I always said, what's the Enchantress got that I haven't got?|
|Interesting question. Not really to the point, though. What brings the X-Men to my humble abode?||Iron Man:|
|Colossus:||We have come to assert our rights.|
|Your rights to what?||Iron Man:|
|Colossus:||Self-determination. The Phoenix Force granted itself to us, and only we can decide how best to handle it.|
|It's not that simple. You think it's an accident that the Phoenix Force showed up so soon after the Pulse? And broke apart when it hit that Iso-8 on the Moon?||Iron Man:|
|Colossus:||We're doing our own research on the Iso-8 question. As Emma has told us you are.|
|Magik:||As far as the Pulse... we will decide how best to use the Phoenix Force against it. Don't interfere.|
|You going to tell that to the Hulk if I send him this way?||Iron Man:|
|Cyclops:||Message delivered. Now it's their move.
Let's get back home. I don't think it'll be too long before Tony has a response.
|Emma Frost:||I can't believe S.H.I.E.L.D. is staying out of this.|
|Cyclops:||I can. They know they need us. We've got all the trump cards. Now we just need to play them.|
|Cyclops:||The Brotherhood and Frost Giants made their move, now it looks like HYDRA is making theirs.
They've set up positions all around Alcatraz Island and captured a cache of this unstable Iso-8.
|Emma Frost:||The Avengers are after it too. They think it might weaken the Phoenix Force... and they might be right.|
|Magik:||And we sure as hell can't let HYDRA get to it.|
|Cyclops:||Also I'd like to have this problem taken care of before we have to deal with Tony again.|
|Colossus:||Any communication from S.H.I.E.L.D.?|
|Cyclops:||No. And I'm not expecting any. Fury's letting his underlings sort things out. So let's sort them out.|
|Cyclops:||Gambit, we've put together a controlled experiment that needs one of us to be the focus.|
|Phoenix:||We're testing how this variant Iso-8 counters the Phoenix Force and looking for a way to combat it.|
|Cyclops:||Mind being a guinea pig? You get a little taste of the Phoenix Force as an incentive.|
|Gambit:||Won't be the first time, mon ami. Let's get this figured out.|
|Gambit:||That was... interesting, no? Not sure how else to say it.|
|Gambit:||You put the Phoenix Force and Iso-8 together, you're going to get either a big boom or they drown each other right out.|
|Cyclops:||That's what we thought. It's more important than ever that we collect that Iso-8 before Stark can get it.|
|Nightcrawler:||Some of these Test Subjects have gotten onto a tour boat, Scott! This is going to be a massacre.|
|Cyclops:||Take them out, Kurt. Now. And BAMF! those kids out of there as fast as you can.|
|Cyclops:||Touch and go there. I thought for a minute you were going to miss that little guy hiding out under the lifeboat.|
|Nightcrawler:||I knew he was there. Ende gut, alles gut.|
|Cyclops:||Maybe a little flashy, but under the circumstances that might be exactly what we want.
Good work. I think the tide of public opinion is starting to turn our way.
Mini Boss - Baron ZemoEdit
|Colossus:||Baron Zemo is leading the HYDRA group here, Scott.
Looks like they're trying to use the old prison grounds to establish some kind of base.
|Cyclops:||I'll take this one.|
|The leader of the mutants shows his face.||Baron Zemo:|
|Cyclops:||The leader of HYDRA doesn't.
Also you have it wrong. I don't lead the X-Men. The Phoenix Force split into five of us. Dictatorship is your department.
|As the world will soon know first-hand!||Baron Zemo:|
|Cyclops:||Zemo's out of commission. Let's get him to the Raft ourselves. Magik?|
|Magik:||Always ready to deliver your freight, o fearless leader.|
|Emma Frost:||Where's the Iso-8?|
|Cyclops:||We're still looking for it.|
Boss - Captain AmericaEdit
|Phoenix:||Captain America has arrived on Alcatraz. He must be looking for you, Scott.|
|Emma Frost:||Oh, and S.H.I.E.L.D. has been monitoring our activities against HYDRA. I can hear their admiration from here.|
|Cyclops:||Tony couldn't come himself, I guess. Don't do anything until Cap and I talk, Emma.|
|Phoenix:||Careful. They've got a huge mass of the variant Iso-8, and I can feel it...|
|Cyclops:||Me too. They want to keep it at bay until it decides to move on. It's time to settle this for good.|
|Cyclops:||I don't recall inviting you here.|
|I don't think anyone ever showed up on Alcatraz by invitation. Besides, it's a free country. I go where I want.||Captain America:|
|Cyclops:||You mean you sneak around to get Iso-8 and weaken us whenever you can.|
|Tony's already got it. You're too late, Scott. We're going to do what it takes to save the planet from the Phoenix Force. Period.||Captain America:|
|Cyclops:||You think I won't blow that Helicarrier out the sky if it means saving every mutant alive?|
|I think if you're going to do that, you'll have to go through me first.||Captain America:|
|Cyclops:||All right. I've heard enough.|
|Cyclops:||I hated to do that.|
|Emma Frost:||Needed to be done. Mister Truth and Justice there gets a little too full of himself.|
|Phoenix:||Scott, can you--oh, no.|
|Emma Frost:||Hit the Helicarrier! Now!|
|Phoenix:||No no no... It's too late. The Phoenix Force. It's gone.|
|Magik:||Even when we win, we lose.|
|Cyclops:||Those bastards. This isn't over yet.|
Epic Boss - Iron ManEdit
|Cyclops:||Out of my way, Tony. Don't make me do this.|
|Nope. It's over, Scott. I'm here to bring you back into the fold whether you want to come or not.||Iron Man:|
|Cyclops:||Into the fold? We're sheep now?|
|You're a tiny bit oversensitive, is what you are. Also stubborn, self-centered, and wasting our time. All of our time.||Iron Man:|
|Cyclops:||Says the Avengers' original egomaniac. That's your invitation? The answer is no.|
|It wasn't an invitation. The Phoenix Force has moved on. You need to move on too.||Iron Man:|
|Cyclops:||That's the last time you tell a mutant what to do.|
|Cyclops:||Something wrong with your invincible armor there, genius?
Or did you just pick a fight you couldn't win? Even Tony Stark can't fight the Phoenix Force.
|The Phoenix Force? It's gone, Scott. You're going on pure rage right now. Once that's gone, you'll see.||Iron Man:|
|Cyclops:||No. Not completely gone. We're stronger than we ever were before.|
|Then maybe you can let go of your persecution complex long enough to see that we're even stronger on the same side.||Iron Man:|
|Tony Stark:||You made your point, Scott. But you're not hearing ours.
It was never about keeping mutants down. It was about keeping everyone alive. Nobody ever controls the Phoenix Force.
|Cyclops:||We'll never know now.|
|Tony Stark:||Good. Last thing we need is one more rogue cosmic phenomenon.
I mean, remember the broccoli people?
|Phoenix:||We did have it under control, Tony. You didn't have to handle it the way you did.|
|Cyclops:||You can't stand the idea of mutants controlling their own fate, can you?|
|Emma Frost:||We know you think you're right. Nothing new there.|
|Tony Stark:||Same thing. Now come on. We've got evil to fight.|
MiniBoss - Toad Edit
|Cyclops:||Mr. Sinister pulling the shots for the Brotherhood now?|
|You know me, Scott. A liar through and through. Even if I told you, you'd be stupid to believe me.
But...let's say yes. How's that? Ha!
|Scott Summers. How you do abuse poor Toad. I might need to...upgrade him.||Mr. Sinister:|
|Cyclops:||We're revoking your lab permits, Sinister. As of right now.|
|As much as I enjoy your idle threats, dear Scott, I cannot tarry. We will see each other quite soon, however. Be assured of that.||Mr. Sinister:|
|Cyclops:||Dammit! He's gone.|
|Professor X:||He was never there, Scott. That was only a projection. I could detect no signs of a living psyche in the room other than you and Toad.|
Epic Boss - Sugar ManEdit
|Tony Stark:||Sugar Man was acting like a kid at Christmas. What, did someone give him a bunch of people to torture?|
|Nick Fury:||Not funny, Stark. What's the one thing that would make a sadistic nut like Sugar Man happiest?|
|Nick Fury:||Yeah. You know what I'm talking about.|
|Agent Coulson:||It's about time we admitted that Apocalypse may be back.|
|Nick Fury:||Keep that right in this room for now. No sense spreading panic without proof.|
|Cyclops:||It's bad enough that we know Mr. Sinister is part of this. Apocalypse...|
|Professor X:||This makes it all the more important that we find Rogue and Beast immediately.|
|Professor X:||Rogue has not left San Francisco since her transformation.|
|Tony Stark:||Avalanche is here now, too. There's a full-scale assault on Utopia shaping up, complete with Sentinels.|
|Professor X:||Apocalypse has chosen this location to demoralize mutants that would oppose him.|
|Cyclops:||He's not the only one who can send a message.|
MiniBoss - Sugar Man Edit
|Gambit:||I did what you wanted. Now I'm gonna find Anna Marie.|
|Professor X:||You might not need to. I believe Cyclops already has.|
|Gambit:||Non! He doesn't care about her, he won't--|
|Cyclops:||Remy. If you're going to be a loose cannon, you might as well fight for Apocalypse. Because if we don't stick together, he's going to win.|
|Gambit:||I warn you, if you hurt her--|
|Professor X:||He's not listening, Gambit. We all are doing what is necessary.|
Boss - FamineEdit
|Ahh, the first X-Man. You plan to be the last, too, sugah? Because if you do, you don't wanna tangle with me.||Famine:|
|Cyclops:||My plan's a little different. It includes you back in the X-Men...but there's a little something we have to settle first.|
|I agree completely.||Famine:|
|Cyclops:||Here's a little something to take back to Apocalypse. Tell him there's more where this came from.|
|Cyclops:||Something happened...I saw Mr. Sinister for just a flash and then both he and Rogue were gone.|
|Professor X:||I believe I know where she has gone. Complete the sweep for Sentinels and Test Subjects, and then we will convene to plan our next step.|
|Cyclops:||Doing it now. Oh, and Gambit?|
|Professor X:||Don't, Scott.|
|Gambit:||What he said, mon ami. Don't. I don't wanna hear a thing from you right now.|
|Professor X:||Apocalypse is calling all of the Horsemen to New York. We must face them there, and decide this battle.|
|Tony Stark:||To the Quinjets, then. I'm tanned, rested, and ready.|
|Cyclops:||All hands on deck. Gambit, we'll fly together. We've got a couple of things to sort out along the way.|
|Tony Stark:||No fighting in-flight, gentlemen. Quinjets are expensive, and if you crash, you're going to miss the big finale.|
MiniBoss - PestilenceEdit
|Storm:||I will confront Beast.|
|Storm:||Let me speak to him. We have seen Horsemen before; we know that sometimes their memories of what they were can be cracks in Apocalypse's armor.|
|Cyclops:||If you say so. But if things go wrong, we need to make the hard choice.|
Boss - Mr. SinisterEdit
|Scott Summers, I am pleased to see you, as you remind me of one of my finest achievements.||Mr. Sinister:|
|Cyclops:||Do you also remember the time I blasted you into pieces? If not, I can jog your memory.|
|No matter. We will proceed regardless of your input.||Mr. Sinister:|
|Cyclops:||That's funny. I was just thinking my input would proceed regardless of whatever insane scheme you dreamed up.|
|There's nothing insane about it. If the Brotherhood can no longer be trusted, I will take matters into my own hands. In fact I already have.||Mr. Sinister:|
|Cyclops:||So have we.|
|Cyclops:||We're not done yet. Where's Avalanche?|
|Cyclops:||There's no sign of Avalanche. Just another horror show of a lab.
Sinister doesn't know where Avalanche is, either.
|Agent Coulson:||I think the Sentinels helped us out here. They led us right to Sinister and his boys, and kept them from focusing on finding Avalanche.|
|Cyclops:||We need to sharpen our focus on that, too.|
|Tony Stark:||Agreed. Let's talk about it back on the Helicarrier.|
Mini Boss - Prime SentinelsEdit
|Professor X:||Avalanche, we can help--|
|Avalanche:||Get out of my head, X. Gotta bounce.|
|Cyclops:||Where did he go?|
|Professor X:||He has something we need but his panic obscures it in his mind. We must keep the rest of the Brotherhood away from him, give him a chance to breathe.|
|Nick Fury:||We have a request from MI-13 that they be informed as to the current status of the Brotherhood.|
|Professor X:||Scott, you are perhaps the ideal person to meet with them and deliver a briefing.|
|Cyclops:||You sure you don't want to?|
|Professor X:||They will be more reassured by your appearance.|
|Cyclops:||That's done. They're staying on the sidelines unless things get out of control.|
|Nick Fury:||Figures. Let's make sure they don't.|