X-MEN: MUTANT MASSACRE
The Xavier mansion. Logan (Wolverine), Ororo Munroe (Storm), Peter Rasputin (Colossus), Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat), Warren Worthington 3rd (Angel) and Bobby Drake (Iceman) are watching a news broadcast. The taped broadcast shows mutants causing chaos on a city street, with police trying to round them up. They are described as a splinter group of the "Brotherhood of Mutants". The news anchors talk about the mutant threat and mention the failed attempt of the "cure" which got rid of mutants powers but was not permanent.
"Hank is doing what he can at the United Nations to calm things down" Storm comments. "But tempers are flaring, people are seeing all mutants as a threat again."
"Any word from Rogue?" Logan asks.
"Not since her powers came back and she took off" replies Bobby.
Muir Island, Scotland. Moira Mctaggert walks in to a man who is revealed to be Charles Xavier, who transferred his mind to the body of a dying patient she was caring for. Charles says his former students would not be able to accept what happened and he should let them make a life for themselves. They talk about a similar program they want to start in the UK, taking in mutants where they could stay on to form the team "X-Calibur". A former student of Xaviers; Nightcrawler, has shown interest in leading it.
Back at the mansion Ororo and Logan are talking.
"I wish Charles was still with us, he'd know what to do" says Ororo. "I don't think I'm doing a good job with the school, morale is so low lately."
"Hey, you're doing the best you can." Logan replies. "And you've got me looking out for you. I aint having you give up on us yet." Ororo smiles at Logan, they lean in for a kiss when someone stumbles into the room. They turn and are shocked to see Scott Summers, who looks like he's had a fight.
A few minutes later, the X-Men gather around Scott, who tells them Jean couldn't bring herself to kill him. Her internal conflict was too much to bear, she flew away leaving a strange environment behind her. He woke in a lab. The person looking over him who brought him there reveals himself as "Sinister". Cyclops found out Sinister collect mutants' DNA and runs freakish experiments on it, like mixing it with humans and animals. He hoped to build some sort of army for the one he served, but the experiments were deemed failures and cast underground. Since then he's been searching for two perfect mutant DNA matches to create "the perfect mutant", which he believes he's now found in Cyclops and Phoenix. Cyclops tries to fight Sinister but is defeated so he escapes to recruit the other X-Men.
The X-Men suit up and take the Blackbird to the lab, but Sinister has vacated and taken most of the technology with him. A defense program starts running, robots (that look like smaller Sentinels) attack the X-Men who fight them and defeat them. Shadowcat looks through what's left of the computers and manages to see an extensive list of mutants around the world, including ones Sinister captured for testing. Scott notices a name, Alex Summers, and says it's his brother. It says he worked for Sinister. Shadowcat pulls up a file that shows Sinister had been ordered to kill the failed experiments but secretly kept them underground to study their survival. They have built a community for themselves, calling themselves the Morlocks, and appeared to resent "upworlders". Shadowcat copies the information to the Blackbird and phases through the computers destroying them.
Meanwhile we see Sinister again, who is watching the X-Men in his lab on a video feed.
He addresses someone else in the room "They cannot be led to the Morlocks. I don't want my work ending up selled to the highest bidder. And if the one i serve hears they are still alive I'm sure he will kill me for my deception." He gives the man a list. "I want you to find the mutants on this list, tell them I have a job for them. They should all accept if you mention my name. We need to make our own team, Malice and Scalphunter will be a part of it of course." The man is revealed to be Remy Lebeau (Gambit).
"What's the team for?" he asks.
"You don't need to know. Just remember all I have done for you can be undone. You will find these people with no more questions."
Gambit reluctantly sets off with Malice and Scalphunter. Malice exists as an incorporeal psychic being that possesses others, she is currently in the body of a mutant called Polaris. Scalphunter is capable of altering the configuration of any technological device, which he utilizes in his armour