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Join Date: May 2009
Re: X-Men Movie follow-ups
Here's part 1 of my next story, I'll post part 2 by the end of the week. Think of this as a spin off/ tie-in. Enjoy
X-Men: Tales of Apocalypse
Egypt, 3000 BC. A baby is born with grey skin, blue lips and natural facial markings. The mother is horrified and can't even bear to look her baby. Later that day the father walks through the desert, and leaves the child on the floor to die. The next day a tribe of desert nomads called the Sandstormers find the baby. The leader; Baal, is called over. He is initially stunned by the baby's appearance, but picks him up and the tribe take him with them.
Years later, the baby has grown into a young man named En Sabah Nur, and still lives with the tribe who found him. Baal adopted him as his own, the two have a strong father/ son bond. Nur is training with some other tribe members, with Baal shouting his advice. Nur is knocked down, so Baar goes to pick him up.
"You can do better then this son! You need to focus and remember all I have taught you. In this world only one thing matters: survival of the fittest."
"Sorry father" Nur replies. He gets up and faces the three tribe members again, swiftly disarming and defeating them.
"Much better" Baal remarks.
In the desert, not far from the Sandstormers settlement, a man seems to appear out of nowhere. He is middle-aged but in good physical condition, white haired and wearing clothes obviously not of this time. The mysterious man checks a device on his wrist and sets off toward the Sandstormers settlement.
Back at the settlement Nur and Baal are eating. Suddenly there are shouts from outside and the sound of people running around. Baal goes out followed by Nur, where they see General Ozymandius and a group of soldiers storming the settlement, with the tribe desperately trying to fight back. Baal and Nur pick up some weapons and take on the troop wit hthe rest of the tribe, but it is clear they are fighting a losing battle. Baal gets stabbed so Nur drags him out of sight.
"It is pharaoh Rama-Tut" Baal struggles to tell nur. "He sends his crazed army to get rid of any resistance, looks like we're todays choice."
"Don't worry, it's going to be OK."
"It's too late for me son, you have to get away from here. Survival of the fittest, I guess I wasn't strong enough."
"I'll avenge you father. I'll make Rama-Tut pay, everyone shall know the name En Sabah Nur as the fittest of all mankind."
Baal begins to protest, but dies in Nur's arms. Nur attacks Ozymandius, who is startled bt Nur's strange appearance as everyone else has been. The soldiers manage to knock him out however.
"We'll take this one back" says Ozymandius. "I'm sure he'll make a fine worker for pharaoh Rama-Tut." Nur is put on a horse and ridden away, along with a few other members of the tribe.
Later, the mysterious man arrives at the Sandstormers settlement. He is confused to see everyone dead and the settlement destroyed. He examines the floor to see hoove marks heading off into the desert, so he gets on a horse and follows the trail.
A few days later Nur is a slave in the palace of Rama-Tut. The other slaves are weary of him. A gaurd is mocking a slave and cutting him for working too slowly, Nur defends the slave and the gaurd eventually leaves. The other slaves thank Nur and are no longer as weary of him. One night he is working alone, cleaning the floors. A woman startles him as he turns around. She is obviously not a slave and doesn't seem to be worried by his appearance.
"I've seen you working" she says, "it's not like you're hard to miss. Here, take a break for a minute." She offers him some food, Nur eats it ravenously.
"Thank you. What's your name?"
"Nephri. My brother is the general of Rama-Tut's army."
"Ozymandius..." Nur mutters. "He's the one who brought me here and killed my tribe."
"I don't condone his actions but, if he does not do what he is ordered Rama-Tut would cut off his head and someone else would take his place. It's no excuse but with no-one to oppose Rama-Tut, this is the life we must lead."
"Maybe I will oppose him, and bring about a new regime."
Nephri laughs, "Maybe you will..." She leaves and Nur continues scrubbing the floor.
The next day, a gaurd calls Nur. He says the pharaoh wants to meet him. Nur follows the gaurd. Rama-Tut is sitting in a throne, General Ozymandius is standing next to him. Nur notices Nephri sitting in a corner of the room, they share a look and she smiles at him.
"So you're the one causing trouble" Rama-Tut states. Nur looks confused. "Some of my people, including slaves, think you may be some kind of 'chosen messiah', sent here by the Gods to overthrow me. If this is true you will have to be dealt with." Ozymandius steps forward with a weapon. "No no, that's not necessary. I knew your father you know, and you're as unwanted now as you was then. Leave this city and think yourself lucky I didn't kill you." Nur looks angry but knows he's outnumbered, so steps out. He says goodbye to the slaves, just as he is leaving the palace Nephri blocks his path.
"I don't know why Rama-Tut spared you, but now that he has you can forget this place and never look back. You're luckier then most."
"I have nowhere to go, and I have unfinished business here. I will avenge my father and my tribe, and this won't be the last time we meet." Nur leaves.
Later, just outside the city, Nur has made a small encampment for himself. He hears a noise and goes to investigate. The mysterious man attacks him. They fight, Nur gets the upper hand and stands over him, weapon in hand. "Who are you?" he shouts.
"I'm Cable, and you're dead meat bub."