The X-Men blue team (minus Psylocke and Jubilee) arrive at Almagordo where Xavier is being held hostage by Hazard, aka Carter Ryking. Hazard asks why Xavier didn’t come here to find out about their past when Hazard sent Xavier the file about the place. Xavier says he didn’t believe what he read, which causes Hazard to blow away the side of a wall revealing a secret part of the lab. Rogue and Wolverine find the secret lab too and start to look for Xavier. Cyclops, Gambit, and Beast blow through another wall to enter the complex, revealing Hazard with Wolverine, Rogue, and Xavier captured. Rogue and Gambit try to fight off Hazard and are defeated. Cyclops complains of the team not fighting in an organized style so Cyclops and Beast try to attack Hazard. Beast buries Hazard in debris, but he breaks free trying to attack Cyclops, who fires his double shot from his visor destroying Hazard’s taser firing mechanisms. Unknown to Cyclops though Hazard cannot control his plasma energy without his mechanisms to focus his powers. While the X-Men decide to retreat, Xavier goes into Hazard’s mind showing him how to release his power without hurting himself or the X-Men. Hazard's power explodes destroying Almagordo, but saving himself and the X-Men. Wolverine decides to use Hazard’s temporarily loss of power to his advantage and demands some answers about Almagordo’s past, but Xavier tells Wolverine to let him go. They will not get any answers from him today and if there are any answers to their fathers‘ past it will be found where they lived not where they died. The X-Men leave to head back to the mansion, failing to notice a paper entitled Shiva Scenario, mentioning Kurt Marko, Alexander Ryking and Brian Xavier as involved scientists. Meanwhile back at Xavier’s mansion Jubilee receives a video phone call from Cannoball, who wants to talk only to the senior X-Men. In Istanbul Rusty, Zero, and Skids of the MLF steal an artifact containing an image of Apocalypse. Stryfe is pleased to hold the artifact and he vows to destroy Apocalypse’s past like Apocalypse had destroyed Stryfe’s future.