Super Power: Magneto’s Mastery Of Magnetism Is The Next Phase Of Human Evolution And Makes Him An Omega Level Mutant

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WHY MAGNETO IS THE MASTER OF MAGNETISM

Magneto in ‘X-Men’ (1991) #1. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

As Homo superior, Magneto is the next phase of human evolution. Originally, the master of magnetism represents the mutant population which by accidents of evolution has been granted super powers. Magneto‘s mastery of magnetism is the super power to control, manipulate and shift magnetic fields on a planetary to solar system scale. In the past, the mutant powerhouse was once classified as an Alpha Level mutant. This has been changed to an Omega Level mutant. In fact, what is an Omega Level mutant?

Read on!

The term, initially “Omega Level Mutant Abilities” was seemingly used at first by Fred Duncan, and quickly adopted by Charles Xavier to define some of his first students, and was described in those terms: “Yet what he called Omega (the last) he meant as regards to an “ultimate threat,’ while I simply prefer to think of such mutant abilities as unlimited potential.

-“Mutant Power Level Classification”, Marvel Database

In other words, what makes Magneto an Omega Level mutant is power without limit. In fact, Magneto has been stated on several occasions to be the most powerful mutant on Earth.1,2,3 On another occasion, he has been called the most powerful being on Earth.4

PHOENIX IS MAGNETO’S RIVAL

In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, Magneto defeats Phoenix and Wolverine. Photo/Marvel Comics

In early X-men stories, the X-men regularly met Magneto as their foe. In ‘X-Men’ (1978) #112, the X-men return to Mesmero’s carnival trailer to find… Magneto. Eager to even the score with the X-Men, Magneto systematically subdues each member. Phoenix intervenes during the fight, and Magneto quickly defeats her by siphoning her Phoenix flame. Clearly, it has been stated that Magneto’s power rivals Phoenix’s.5 In Marvel continuity, Professor X and Magneto have been shown to match and defeat the Phoenix in duels.

In ‘New X-Men’ (2004) #150, the Omega Level mutant faces a resurrected Phoenix. During the battle, Jean Grey has the upper hand though Magneto is initially protected by his helmet from Phoenix’s telepathy. Finally, Magneto attacks Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse, giving her a heart attack. Both Omega Level mutants die: Phoenix dies while Magneto seemingly dies at the hand of Wolverine.

It appears Phoenix is Magneto’s limit as an Omega Level mutant. This means Magneto’s powers can at least match Phoenix’s at the Solar System Level. Of course, Phoenix has been classified as a Multiversal being, Beyond Omega Level.

In 'New X-Men' (2004) #150, Magneto kills Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse.
In ‘New X-Men’ (2004) #150, Magneto kills Phoenix with a planetary electromagnetic pulse. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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MAGNETO’S SUPER POWERS

MAGNETO CAN CONTROL ANY METAL TO ACHIEVE VARIOUS EFFECTS

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (2012) #2, Magneto powers the headless body of a Sinister Celestial.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #2, Magneto powers the headless body of the Dreaming Celestial. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (2012) #2, the X-Men are under attack by the Celestials. Brand contacts Cyclops and he tells her that it is about Sinister and the head of the Dreaming Celestial. Brand tells Cyclops it is not about that and that the Celestials are headed for Earth. During the issue, Magneto controls the head of the Dreaming Celestial.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto used his control of metal to expand and manipulate the magnetic field around the Celestial’s headless armor.

MAGNETO CAN CREATE MAGNETIC FORCE FIELDS

In 'X-Men' (1993) #25, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey.
In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto attacks humanity on a planetary scale over his mutant nation space station Avalon. Under Professor X’s command, the X-men decide and execute a plan to finally end Magneto’s threat. Brutally, Magneto single-handedly takes on the X-Men. During the fight, Magneto erects magnetic force fields against Jean Grey’s telekinetic attack.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto’s mastery of magnetism allows him to create magnetic force fields impenetrable to telepathic, telekinetic, enegy manipulation and physical attacks.

MAGNETO CAN CREATE ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSES (EMPs)

In 'X-Men' (1993) #25, Magneto creates an EMP on the planetary scale.
In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto creates an EMP on the planetary scale. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In ‘X-Men’ (1993) #25, Magneto attacks humanity on a planetary scale over his mutant nation space station Avalon. The attack in the Avalon storyline is an EMP at the planetary scale that causes all the nations of the Earth to lose power and go dark.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto’s control of magnetic fields, allows him to create EMPs similar to nuclear explosions. This is an effect of his ability to produce magnetic rays on a planetary scale.

MAGNETO CAN MANIPULATE IRON AT THE ATOMIC LEVEL

Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level.
Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

As master of magnetism, Magneto can manipulate iron at the atomic level.

SUPER POWER:

Magneto has the power to manipulate iron at the cellular and atomic levels. This is an effect of Magneto’s ability to see magnetic fields and manipulate magnetic fields at the atomic level.

FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘ULTIMATE X-MEN’ #6, MAGNETO USES HIS THOUGHT HELMET TO PROTECT AGAINST PROFESSOR X’S TELEPATHY

In 'Ultimate X-Men' (2001) #6, Magneto's Thought Helmet protects against Professor X's telepathy.
In ‘Ultimate X-Men’ (2001) #6, Magneto’s Thought Helmet protects against Professor X’s telepathy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 112 in Marvel Database.
New X-Men Vol 1 150 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 2 in Marvel Database.
X-Men Vol 2 25 in Marvel Database.
Ultimate X-Men Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Official Marvel Index To The X-Men #6.

2. Uncanny X-Men #368.

3. X-Men Vol 2 #110.

4. X-Men Unlimited #2.

5. Classic X-Men #18.

Battles Of The Week: Colossus vs Gladiator (Hero vs Villain)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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SYNOPSIS FOR “THE FATE OF THE PHOENIX!”

Empress Lilandra has teleported the X-Men aboard the Shi’ar starship. Deeming the Phoenix too dangerous, she judges the Phoenix must die. Professor Xavier demands to judge the matter by combat with the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. During the battle, Colossus faces unlike he has ever seen!

BY THE STARS! COLOSSUS FACES A FOE UNLIKE HE HAS EVER SEEN!
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1963) #137, the combat begins. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the two contestants on the Blue Area of the moon. On the left side is Colossus and on the right side is Gladiator.

Let’s look at the stats.

COLOSSUS – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: CONTINENT
SUPER-SPEED: METAHUMAN
DURABILITY: CONTINENT
ENERGY PROJECTION: METAHUMAN
FIGHTING SKILLS: METAHUMAN
INTELLIGENCE: FIELD EXPERIENCE
PARAPHERNALIA
  • X-Men Blackbird.
  • X-Men Stratojet.
WEAKNESSES
  • Vibranium.
  • Adamantium.
GLADIATOR – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: PLANETARY
SUPER-SPEED: SUPERSONIC
DURABILITY: PLANETARY
eNERGY PROJECTION: MOUNTAIN
FIGHTING SKILLS: WARRIOR
INTELLIGENCE: LEADER
PARAPHERNALIA
  • Shi’ar device.
  • Shi’ar starships and star-gates.
WEAKNESSES
  • Susceptible to a specific wavelength of radiation.
  • Confidence affects powers.
  • Vulnerability to Magic.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: SUPERMAN VS BLACK ADAM.

THE FIGHT

In a combat to save the Phoenix, Colossus must battle a foe unlike he has ever faced before.

The battle to decide who is the champion!

OUTCOME: GLADIATOR WINS BY KNOCKOUT

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COLOSSUS IN COMICS

‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. The issue tells the origin story of Colossus and of how he was recruiter by Professor X. In Siberia, Piotr Rasputin is tending the crops when the tractor malfunctions and heads towards his sister Illyana. Changing into his metallic form, Colossus collides into the tractor and saves Illyana. Then, Professor Xavier recruits him to his school.

The comic was written by Len Wein and penciled by David Cockrum.

COLOSSUS’ FIRST AWESOME APPEARANCE
‘Giant-Size X-Men’ (1975) #1, titled “Deadly Genesis” marks the first appearance of Colossus in Marvel continuity. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 137 in Marvel Database.
Piotr Rasputin (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Kallark (Earth-616) in Marvel Database..
Giant-Size X-Men Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

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.

Feat: Cyclops, ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #115

CYCLOPS (SCOTT SUMMERS)
EARTH-616

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1978) #115, titled “Visions of Death!”, Cyclops performs an energy projection feat. The human-pteranodon hybrid super-villain named Sauron puts Wolverine under hypnotic control to attack Cyclops and Nightcrawler while Storm lies on the floor unconscious. During the fight, Cyclops knocks out Wolverine with an optic blast.

How much energy projection does it take for Cyclops to knock out Wolverine with an optic blast?

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1978) #115, Cyclops performs an energy projection feat. During the fight, Cyclops knocks out Wolverine under hypnotic control by Sauron with an optic blast.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1978) #115, Cyclops performs an energy projection feat. During the fight, Cyclops knocks out Wolverine under hypnotic control by Sauron with an optic blast.

CYCLOPS BLASTED WOLVERINE FIVE FEET BACKWARDS WITH A NARROW OPTIC BLAST OF FORCE 2 POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH.

CYCLOPS GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF 21015.2202296 J OF WORK, ENOUGH TO DESTROY A HUMAN BEING OR 5.00362 MICROTONS OF TNT.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

PEAK HUMAN

                       

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SOURCES

X-Men Vol 1 115 in Marvel Database.
James Howlett (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Scott Summers (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

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.

CHECK OUT THE ACTION: SPIDER-MAN VS HULK.

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

NEXT BATTLE OF THE WEEK: THOR VS HERCULES. OCTOBER 22ND.


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: Mystique’s Metamorphing Is A Mutant Adaptation

SUPER POWER

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MYSTIQUE’S METAMORPHING

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1984) #177, Mystique faces duplicates of the X-Men.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique faces duplicates of the X-Men. Photo/Marvel Comics

Today, we talk about Mystique’s uncanny super power. I speak of Mystique’s metamorphing.

Mystique was once the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Mystique is a mutant that is said to be over a hundred years old. Her specific mutation is the ability to metamorph, that is, Mystique can psionically alter her cells and her tissues in order to change her physical appearance. In fact, using this super power, Mystique can create perfect duplicates of any human, humanoid or semi-humanoid of any sex. Moreover, Mystique is usually naked and uses her metamorphing ability to create clothing on her duplicate physical appearance.

Read on!

Metamorph: Mystique can psionically alter the formation of her biological cells at will. As a result, she can cause herself to look and sound like an exact duplicate of any human, humanoid, or semi-humanoid being of any sex, wearing virtually any kind of clothing. Her control is so exact that she can precisely duplicate another person’s retina pattern in her own eyes, finger, palm and skin-pore patterns on her own hands and skin, smell to overlap the original being, and vocal cords to match voices to the point of corresponding voice prints.

Mystique was once exposed to dangerous levels of radiation in order to save the life of Toad. The process dramatically morphed Mystique’s appearance, causing her skin to become reptilian, and boosted her powers so that she could now morph her body into taking certain desired physical traits depending on her situation at the time (note: this reptilian form was quickly discarded, whether it was because of retcon or if she simply shape-shifted back to her previous form remains to be seen).

Examples of this new ability included: night vision, wings on her back, talons in her fingers, sharp fanged teeth, natural body armor, mermaid-like tail, and she could even compress into a nearly two-dimensional state to glide on air currents (similar to Mr. Fantastic), which she used to survive an explosion.

Since her resurrection by The Hand, her powers have been enhanced to a higher level than they were before, to the degree that she could fool super-humanly acute senses such as Wolverine’s sense of smell, something she couldn’t do before her death. Other new facets of these abilities include tentacle generation[91][92], animal shifting[93][91] and partial liquefaction.[94]

Raven Darkholme (Earth-616), Marvel Database

Mystique is able to enhance her strength, speed, endurance, senses and agility. Mystique’s metamorphing retards her aging process enabling her to live for an extended life span and is said to be over a hundred years old.

There are limitations to Mystique’s metamorphing super power as she is not able to duplicate the powers of the person she imitates. For example, though she can metamorph into Nightcrawler’s physical appearance she cannot duplicate his teleportation ability.

Let’s look at some battles in comics where Mystique used this uncanny super power.

IN ‘UNCANNY X-MEN’ (1984) #177, MYSTIQUE DUPLICATES WOLVERINE’S PHYSICAL APPEARANCE TO KILL A DUPLICATE OF KITTY PRYDE

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique kills a duplicate of Kitty Pryde. Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1984) #177, Mystique is at the time the leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Mystique faces X-Men duplicates created by the nefarious Arcade.

The game begins as the Wolverine duplicate faces Mystique. Mystique manages to evade Wolverine’s attack partially as he wounds her right side. Evading another attack, Mystique slices Wolverine’s throat with her blade where there is no bone to stop it. Wolverine bleeds to death.

On the following page, a Kitty Pryde duplicate finds Wolverine sitting on the ground against the wall. Kitty Pryde notes he is not bleeding and is startled. Because of her inexperience, she does not react to the attack from Wolverine. As Kitty Pryde lies in a pool of blood on the ground, Wolverine metamorphs into Mystique.

Mystique goes on to take on the rest of the X-Men.

OUTCOME: MYSTIQUE WINS BY DEATH

IN ‘UNCANNY X-MEN’ (1984) #178, MYSTIQUE METAMORPHS INTO ROGUE TO FOOL PROFESSOR X AND SHOOTS HIM

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

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 of Evil Mutants, Mystique infiltrates the X-Mansion. The X-Men win the battle though Blob reveals the mission objective: to kill Professor X and get her adoptive daughter Rogue, back with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Mystique uses her uncanny super power. Mystique is metamorphed as Rogue and brings Professor X some herb tea. Professor X is struggling to maintain contact with the X-Men as they face the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. He notes that there is interference 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.

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 killing Professor X is wrong. Mystique asks her to stand aside.

OUTCOME: MYSTIQUE WINS BY INCAPACITATION

IN ‘SABRETOOTH AND MYSTIQUE’ (1996) #1, MYSTIQUE METAMORPHS INTO A GARGOYLE FROM THE DEFENDERS

In 'Sabretooth and Mystique' (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphs into a gargoyle from the Defenders. Photo/Marvel Comics
In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphs into a gargoyle from the Defenders. Photo/Marvel Comics
In 'Sabretooth and Mystique' (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle fights A.I.M.
In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle fights A.I.M. Photo/Marvel Comics
In 'Sabretooth and Mystique' (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle takes flight carrying Sabretooth away from A.I.M.
In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique metamorphed into a gargoyle takes flight carrying Sabretooth away from A.I.M. Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Sabretooth and Mystique’ (1996) #1, Mystique and Sabretooth infiltrate a S.H.I.E.L.D. base. Mystique disguised as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Cameron Bisset and Sabretooth are headed to the morgue to look for an A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) called James Hedrickson. They are looking for a device implanted into his corpse. As Mystique looks away, Sabretooth dissects the man’s body and finds the device.

Suddenly, A.I.M. operatives erupt on the scene, breaking the roof. They identify the device as a capsule and engage Mystique and Sabretooth in combat. During the battle, Mystique uses her uncanny super power. Mystique metamorphs into a gargoyle. As Sabretooth engages Karl Steiner, an A.I.M. operative, Mystique holds one of the A.I.M. operatives in a choke hold and retrieves the capsule.

The A.I.M. operatives open fire while Mystique takes flight carrying Sabretooth. Mystique warns Sabretooth to not struggle and reveals the limits of her super power. She states her strength does not change with her appearance. Mystique reveals the gargoyle she duplicated is from the Defenders.

OUTCOME: MYSTIQUE PROLONGS THE BATTLE BY BATTLE FIELD REMOVAL

SUPER FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘WOLVERINE’ (2012) #302, MYSTIQUE METAMORPHS AS YUKIO TO MAKE LOVE TO WOLVERINE, FOOLING HIS SENSES

In 'Wolverine' (2012) #302, Mystique metamorphs as Yukio to make love to Wolverine, fooling his senses.
In ‘Wolverine’ (2012) #302, Mystique metamorphs as Yukio to make love to Wolverine, fooling his senses. Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Raven Darkholme (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Mystique in Comic Vine.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 177 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 178 in Marvel Database.
Sabretooth and Mystique Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Wolverine Vol 2 302 in Marvel Database.

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Marvel Day: In A Fight For Human Evolution, Survive Or Die; Wolverine Is On The Run From The Brood

MARVEL DAY

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1982) #162, Wolverine on the run from the Brood figures out he is on an alien planet.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1982) #162, Wolverine on the run from the Brood figures out he is on an alien planet. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN MARVEL UNIVERSE

A FIGHT FOR EVOLUTION, WOLVERINE ON THE RUN

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1982) #162, Wolverine is on the run, locked in a struggle to survive for the next stage of human evolution. Wolverine figures out he is on an alien planet as he is being hunted by an alien species called the Brood. It is unclear what their purpose is, only that Wolverine has to survive and to fight, or else face death. In the evolution of different life-forms, is the evolutionary struggle to survive.

Wolverine fights the hunters. As Wolverine is engaged in battle against the Brood, the ground gives way and he falls into a web. Wolverine loses consciousness. Wolverine awakens as the scavengers come to investigate their catch. It is a canon of evolution that predators prey on their prey for survival. Wolverine fights and awakens his berserker rage. Wolverine manages to escape as the scavengers feed on the wounded among them.

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1963) #162, Wolverine fights the Brood for his survival.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1963) #162, Wolverine fights the Brood for his survival. Photo/Marvel Comics

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LOGAN’S DREAM AND A FLASHBACK

Through his escapade, Wolverine experiences flashbacks and a dream. The first one is after a plant blasts him with hallucinogenic pollen. He starts dreaming of being in Japan riding horses with his love, Mariko Yashida. The dream ends when a Brood disintegrates Mariko with a ray.

In the first flashback, Wolverine and the X-Men are on a compliment and farewell party on Lilandra’s ship, the empress of the Shi’ar Empire. The party is actually a trap by Deathbird. The X-Men are taken to the throneworld of the Shi’ar. To congratulate them, each X-Man is given a gift. At Wolverine’s turn, he realizes the doll is actually the Brood Queen granting them the gift. The X-Men are children of the atom, gifted by evolution with uncanny preternatural gifts.

In 'Uncanny X-Men' (1963) #162, in a flashback, it is Wolverine's turn. He realizes the doll is actually the Brood Queen granting the X-Men the gift.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1963) #162, in a flashback, it is Wolverine’s turn. He realizes the doll is actually the Brood Queen granting the X-Men the gift. Photo/Marvel Comics

THE EMBRYO HATCHES… WOLVERINE’S HEALING FACTOR FIGHTS BACK

In the second flashback, Wolverine remembers his escapade last night and trying to save Kitty Pryde. Before leaving the palace, Wolverine witnesses a Queen egg hatching within Fang, transforming him into a Brood. He realizes the X-Men have been implanted by the Brood Queen with Brood embryos. That is the gift that the alien species granted to the X-Men: a metamorphosis into an alien species. The struggle to survive is engaged for the survival of homo superior, the next stage in human evolution.

Wolverine awakens from the flashback and forces a Brood to give him a ride to the palace, hopping on it. On the way, he gets ambushed by Brood hunters and soon kills them. At the end of the fight, the Brood embryo hatches. Wolverine fights back with his healing factor killing the embryo illustrating the fact of evolution that only the strong survive. Wolverine awakens at sunrise with the side-effects of the embryo hatch on his body. He heads for the palace. Wolverine vows to kill the X-Men if they have been infected by the Brood embryos.

n 'Uncanny X-Men' (1963) #162, as the Brood embryo hatches, Wolverine's healing factor fights back.
In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ (1963) #162, as the Brood embryo hatches, Wolverine’s healing factor fights back. Photo/Marvel Comics

COMIC GALLERY

In ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #142, in the Earth-811 continuity, the X-Men in 2013 battle the Sentinels.


SOURCES

Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 162 in Marvel Database.
Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 142 in Marvel Database.
Earth-811 in Marvel Database.

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