Marvel Day: Salute To An Act Of Bravery, Rogue Saves Colossus From Death Killed By The Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants

MARVEL DAY

THE X-MEN ARE UNDER ATTACK! AND COLOSSUS HAS BEEN HEATED AND COOLED INTO A STATUE!
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Pyro and Avalanche heat and cool white hot Colossus into a statue. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN MARVEL UNIVERSE

MYSTIQUE TRAINS WITH X-MEN DUPLICATES IN ORDER TO KILL THE X-MEN

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique sends the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in order to kill the X-Men. At the beginning of the issue, Mystique is fighting X-Men duplicates. The training simulation starts with Mystique fighting a Wolverine duplicate. Mystique defeats him by slashing his jugular. Next, Kitty Pryde phases onto the battle scene and sees Wolverine bleeding. It is Mystique. She has metamorphed into Wolverine and kills Kitty. With an attack that destroys the scene, the Colossus duplicate exclaims “Murderer!” Mystique defeats him with a flare skull.1

Suddenly, an optic blast hits Mystique behind her back. Mystique takes Cyclops and Colossus into the circus with mirrors. She feigns to shoot Colossus with a gun only for Cyclops to respond with an optic blast that reverberates through glass, killing Colossus. Cyclops cries “No!!”1 Sneaking up behind him, Mystique murders him by choking him with a rope. Then, she faces Storm. Responding to Storm’s attack, Mystique blows up a fuel truck behind Storm, incinerating her. Stepping into the circus like a trapeze, she meets Rogue who means to avenge her friends. As she incinerates Rogue with her gun, she howls “like a mad dog.”1 The last enemy is Nightcrawler. After he teleports her, she hesitates to kill him with her dagger. He does not. He knocks her out.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique trains with X-Men duplicates in order to kill the X-Men. Photo/DC Comics

COLOSSUS IS FROZEN INTO A STATUE BY PYRO AND AVALANCHE

Kurt, Amanda Sefton, Kitty, and Peter go to see the Royal Ballet at Lincoln Center. Peter and Kitty drop Kurt and Amanda. Then, they go park the car. On their walk in the parking, there is an explosion. Peter asks Kitty to summon the fire brigade while he attempts to save people. Changing into Colossus, Peter springs into action. Colossus notes the building is derelict and that there must be squatters.

Running up the stairs, he reaches the top floor and sees Blob. The fire was a trap set by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Blob slaps outside the building. Then, Pyro creates of bird of living fire. Colossus is heated red-hot then “white-hot, to incandescence and beyond!”1 As Colossus wonders if he can melt, he falls to the ground “like a meteor”.1 He attempts to gather his wits but then he is cooled to absolute zero cold by Avalanche.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Pyro and Avalanche heat and cool white hot Colossus into a statue. Photo/Marvel Comics.

MYSTIQUE ATTACKS THE X-MANSION TO RECRUIT ROGUE BACK INTO THE BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, the X-Men are under attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants led by Mystique. As the X-Men battle the Brotherhood, Mystique infiltrates the X-Mansion. The X-Men manage to defeat the Brotherhood though Blob reveals the mission objective: kill Professor X and recruit Mystique’s adoptive daughter Rogue, back into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

At the X-Mansion, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue and offers Professor X some herb tea. Professor X is struggling to maintain contact with the X-Men. He notes something is scrambling his psi-scan. As he identifies the psionic scrambler used by Mystique to inhibit his psi-probes, Rogue fires a shot at Professor X. As Professor X lies on the floor, Mystique states that Professor X was able to identify her psionic scrambler and alter her shot at the last moment so that it may only wound him and not kill him.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, Mystique metamorphs into Rogue to fool Professor X and shoots him. Photo/Marvel Comics.

Rogue enters the room and an argument between mother and daughter ensues. Mystique metamorphs back into her form. She reveals her mission was to get Rogue back into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and orders her to pack her things while she finishes killing Professor X. Rogue says her powers are out of control and Professor X is her chance to have a normal life.

Appearing before the X-Men over a hologram, Mystique gives the X-Men an ultimatum. The freedom of the Brotherhood of Mutants in exchange for the life of Professor X. Storm, the leader of the X-Men, agrees to let the Brotherhood go free. Then, we see the bloodied body of Kitty Pryde on the floor.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #178, Mystique gives the X-Men an ultimatum in order to save the life of Professor X. Photo/Marvel Comics.

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ROGUE SAVES COLOSSUS, SHE IS TURNED INTO STONE

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #179, Rogue helps resurrect Colossus from the attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Kitty Pryde has to marry Caliban the Morlock. However, she gives her word to no longer resist her promise and marry Caliban if the Healer can help resurrect Colossus. Kitty’s plan is for Rogue to absorb Colossus’ powers and for the Morlock healer to heal Colossus wounds as he becomes human.

Rogue agrees to Kitty’s plan. She begins to absorb Colossus’ powers enduring unimaginable pain. As Colossus reverts to his human form, “he has seconds to live.”2 Immediately, the Healer heals his wounds. Once the process is complete, Rogue has been turned into a statue. Storm laments that Rogue may have finally earned her place with the X-Men. In the end, Kitty is released from her promise and no longer has to marry Caliban nor live with the Morlocks.

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #179, Rogue helps resurrect Colossus from the attack by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 177 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 178 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 179 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Uncanny X-Men #177.
  2. Uncanny X-Men #179.

Battles Of The Week: Storm vs Pyro

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1981) #142, the X-Men face the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants at the Capitol Building over their attempt to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1981) #142, the X-Men face the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants at the Capitol Building over their attempt to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly. Photo/Marvel Comics

Enter the two contestants, Storm, the African goddess and Pyro, of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Let’s look at the stats.

Storm – Earth-811
SUPER-STRENGTH: ATHLETE
SUPER-SPEED: SONIC
DURABILITY: ATHLETE
ENERGY PROJECTION: CONTINENT
FIGHTING-SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Lock picks.
  • Cameo Crystal: Allows to get to the M’Rinn dimension.
  • X-Men Blackbird.
  • Avengers Quinjet.
  • Wakandan aircrafts.
  • X-Men Stratojet.
  • Professor X’s Rolls Royce.
  • A large knife and staff in certain occasions.
WEAKNESSES
  • Emotional influence: Storm’s control of her powers are influenced by her powers.
  • Naturally Occurring Limitation: Storm respect the natural forces and manipulates them as they naturally exist.
Pyro – Earth-811
SUPER-STRENGTH: ATHLETE
SUPER-SPEEd: PEAK HUMAN
DURABILITY: ATHLETE
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTINg-SKILLS: COMBATANT
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Kerosene flame-thrower on costume.
  • Wears an insulated costume to protect against fires he did not create.
WEAKNESSES
  • Needs flame-throwers to project fires.
  • Distance: He can only follow the fires he creates within a 100-mile radius.

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THE FIGHT

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1981) #142, the X-Men face the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants at the Capitol Building over their attempt to assassinate Senator Robert Kelly. Storm battles the flame-throwing Pyro!

That battles that decides the future of homo superior.

OUTCOME: STORM WINS BY INCAPACITATION

STORM IN COMICS

Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1, marks the first of appearance of Storm in X-Men continuity. Professor X recruits a new X-Men team, including Ororo Munroe, in order to rescue the first X-Men team.

Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1, marks the first of appearance of Storm in X-Men continuity.
Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1, marks the first of appearance of Storm in X-Men continuity. Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 142 in Marvel Database.
Ororo Munroe (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
St. John Allerdyce (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

Super Power: Professor Xavier’s Immense Telepathy

SUPER POWER

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IN MARVEL COMICS

PROFESSOR X’S MUTATION

In 'New X-Men' (2002) #121, the fetus of Charles Xavier attempts to kill his twin in his mother's womb.
In ‘New X-Men’ (2002) #121, the fetus of Charles Xavier attempts to kill his twin in his mother’s womb. Photo/Marvel Comics

Professor X’s mutation is telepathy, which is the ability to hear the thoughts of others. In his mother’s womb, Charles recognized his twin as evil and attempted to kill it, causing his mother’s miscarriage. Professor X is the mutant son of wealthy nuclear researcher Dr. Brian Xavier and his wife Sharon-Xavier Marko.

Charles’ childhood years were filled with abuse and drama. His mother re-married his father’s colleague after his death, Dr. Kurt Marko. As his mutant powers arose, at around ten, Charles became bald. Charles formed a telepathic link with Dr. Marko’s son Cain Marko, who later became the Juggernaut, as well as his mother; both Cain and Sharon suffered abuse from Dr. Marko.

Dr. Marko had married Sharon for money. When Sharon learnt that Dr. Marko did not have feelings for her, she became an alcoholic. She died heart-broken, leaving Charles with Dr. Marko and Cain’s abusive relationships.

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AN ALPHA LEVEL MUTANT

Professor X has been classified as an Alpha Level mutant. From an entry titled “Charles Xavier (Earth-616)” on Marvel Database:

“Powers

Charles Xavier is an Alpha-Level Mutant, said to possess the most powerful brain in existence, and to be the world’s greatest telepath possessing vast psionic powers:

Telepathy: Xavier is able to read minds and project his own thoughts into the minds of others within a radius of 250 miles (on Earth). With extreme effort he can greatly extend that radius. When synched with Cerebro or Cerebra, he can connect to every mind on a planet. After he was thrown into the M’Kraan Crystal, it not only restored his mutation, but made his telepathy more powerful than it had been previously, thereby making him the world’s most powerful telepath once again.

“Charles Xavier (Earth-616)”, Marvel Database

CEREBRO

In 'X-Men' (1964) #7, Professor Xavier speaks of Cerebro an ESP device used to detect mutants on Earth.
In ‘X-Men’ (1964) #7, Professor Xavier speaks of Cerebro an ESP device used to detect mutants on Earth. Photo/Marvel Comics

Professor X is a genius intellect with PhDs in Genetics and Biophysics from Oxford University. Professor X met with Fred Duncan investigating the growing number of mutants. Professor X told Duncan of his plan to locate mutant youngsters and enroll them at his “School For Gifted Youngsters.” Professor X planned on protecting the mutants from human oppression, giving them an education and teach them how to use their abilities. Using a mutant detection device called Cerebro, Professor X set on locating the mutant youngsters.

Cerebro is an ESP (Extra-Sensory Perception) machine that amplifies a telepath’s brainwaves and speeds up the user’s brain neuron speed. Only experienced telepaths can use Cerebro since non-telepaths can be overwhelmed.

Read on!

Cerebro’s main function was to locate mutant signatures, but was also integrated in the mansion, as the school’s A. I. Cerebro served the Professor for many years and, at times, was used against him. After the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants kidnapped young Emma FrostMagneto took her to Xavier’s School, to use Cerebro and kill all humans. During the invasion of the alien Z’Nox, Prof. Xavier used Cerebro to probe every human mind on the planet. On one occasion, Warhawk was hired, by the White Queen, to leave a bug in Cerebro, that enabled her to access Professor Xavier’s findings on Cerebro. After Nightcrawler was injured in battle and lost, Shadowcat re-calibrated Cerebro, for non telepaths to use, to search for Nightcrawler and Phoenix.

“Cerebro (Mutant Detector), Marvel Database

SUPER FEAT OF THE DAY: IN THE ‘DARK PHOENIX SAGA’ (1980), PROFESSOR X ENGAGES IN A PSI-WAR WITH PHOENIX

During the 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' saga, Professor X fights the Dark Phoenix in a psi-war.
During the ‘Dark Phoenix’ saga (1980), Professor X fights the Dark Phoenix in a psi-war. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Charles Xavier (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
New X-Men Vol 1 121 in Marvel Database.
Cerebro in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 1 7 in Marvel Database.
Dark Phoenix Saga in Marvel Database.

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