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7th September 2012

X-Force Hero Team Entry – Part II
“Loebotomy”

Team Appearances: X-Men: Prime, Cable (1st series) #21, X-Force (1st series) #44, Cable (1st series) #22, X-Force (1st series) #45-48, Cable and X-Force Annual ‘95, X-Force (1st series) #49-50, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #328, X-Force (1st series) #51, Cable (1st series) #29, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #331, X-Force (1st series) #52-56, Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #335, X-Man #18, X-Force (1st series) #57-58, Cable (1st series) #36, X-Men Annual 1996, X-Force and Cable Annual ‘96, X-Force (1st series) #59-62, X-Force and Cable Annual ‘97, X-Force (1st series) #63-70



Before

  • Caliban was a mutant tracker who belonged to the Morlocks. When most of his “family” was slain, he was taken in by X-Factor and later upgraded by Apocalypse into a Hound. [Mutant Massacre crossover, X-Factor (1st series) #50] After coming into conflict with X-Factor and the X-Men, he later began to hang around the X-Mansion.
  • Mimic was an early recruit to the X-Men team. He was last seen living in the Canadian wilderness. [Marvel Comics Presents (1st series) #54-61]
  • While undergoing therapy at the X-Mansion, an out of control Sabretooth was lobotomized by Wolverine. [X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #3, Wolverine (2nd series) #90]
  • With the Age of Apocalypse seemingly over, several beings escaped into the 616 reality: the diabolical Sugar Man, Apocalypse’s Horseman Holocaust, the Dark Beast and X-Man. [X-Men: Omega]

Chronology
 

Life for X-Force appeared to return to normal following the brief reality warp, and Sunspot, seemingly purged of the Reignfire persona, was back amongst the team. They were about to undergo a training exercise in their home, Murderworld, when a message from Arcade began to play. Arcade was unhappy that X-Force had taken over his former headquarters and initiated a self-destruct sequence, courtesy of the explosives rigged throughout the compound. The team escaped with their lives and was summoned to the Xavier Institute by Professor Xavier. Before they left, they were given time to search through the debris for anything they could salvage. The mutant tracker called Caliban was brought in to assist and, after finding the PACRAT in working order, the young heroes departed for the Xavier Institute. Upon arrival, Cable received a telepathic request for help from Blaquesmith, so, using Caliban’s tracking abilities, he and Domino went to find his associate. [X-Men: Prime, Cable (1st series) #21]

At the Xavier Institute, Cannonball, Boomer, Warpath and Shatterstar became anxious to know why Cable was spending so much time behind locked doors with Professor X, and what life had in store for them next. Additionally, Rictor was growing increasingly distant from his teammates, Siryn had gone missing with no one claiming to know anything about her disappearance, and Sunspot had depleted his teammates’ trust due to the Reignfire incident. Meanwhile, Boomer discovered Sabretooth living in the Danger Room and became strangely captivated by him, despite Cannonball warning her away. Cable eventually summoned his team and informed them that they would be moving back into the Mansion and working closely with the X-Men. Cable gave the team new matching purple and yellow uniforms, except for Cannonball, who was “graduated” to the X-Men. In addition, Caliban was added to the team. However, Rictor was still unhappy with Cable, and decided he needed time off. He left to spend time with his family, despite Shatterstar’s protests. [X-Force (1st series) #44]

Shatterstar, Cable and Domino accompanied Rictor to the airport and, after a sad goodbye between Shatterstar and Rictor, Cable and Rictor tried to call a truce, with Cable telling Rictor he would be welcome back to the team at any time. Cable, Domino and Shatterstar were on hand to stop a riot by protestors who were against the arrival of Genoshan immigrants into the United States. Among the immigrants was Renee Majcomb, who was hoping to start a new life in the States. She was followed by Pipeline and Hawkshaw, who were sent by the Genoshan Government, which worried she might cause trouble for them. Cable, Domino and Shatterstar managed to stop the riot, although Shatterstar was injured in the process. [Cable (1st series) #22]

Boomer continued to be infatuated by Sabretooth but, while bringing him milk one night, found him being attacked by Caliban, the two being long-time hated foes. This time Caliban was able to battle Sabretooth with ease due to Sabretooth’s lobotomy. Cable was able to enter Caliban’s mind and convince him that Sabretooth didn’t deserve to die this way. He also ordered Boomer to stop bringing Sabretooth milk. The rest of X-Force adjusted to life at the Mansion, but before long Cable had another mission for them. Cable, Sunspot, Warpath and Caliban soon arrived in Siberia, where they encountered the Mimic. The Mimic believed that X-Force was responsible for attacking the tracking station they had come to investigate, and a battle ensued. However, nothing was gained from this battle, as the Mimic mysteriously vanished. [X-Force (1st series) #45-46]

Shatterstar was excused from the mission due to his recent injuries, however Boomer managed to get herself out of the mission by feigning illness. In truth, Boomer wanted to spend time with Cannonball, but he was busy with X-Men business, so she was left alone and, with nothing else to do, she continued to visit Sabretooth. Wolverine learned of this, and warned her to watch herself. This annoyed Boomer, who began to feel that the men in her life were trying to run it for her. She even tried phoning her abusive father for advice, but the sound of his voice put her off talking to him. [X-Force (1st series) #45-47]

Meanwhile, Siryn’s mysterious absence from the team was nothing more than an undercover mission for Cable and Professor X, whereby she was institutionalized at the Weisman Institute for the Criminally Insane to make contact with an agent of Professor Xavier’s who had ceased communications. Hoping to prove her worth as the new deputy leader, Siryn began snooping around the Institute, but was caught and locked away by Dr. Weisman. Unable to use her powers thanks to an inhibitor collar, Siryn was able to contact her friend Deadpool, who helped her break free. Siryn then confronted Dr. Weisman, who it turned out was being controlled by young patient, Jeremy Stevens. The boy wiped Siryn’s memory and set her free, while Deadpool was imprisoned. Siryn returned to the Mansion and reported that everything was fine at the Weisman Institute. [X-Force (1st series) #44, 46-47]

Meanwhile, Boomer resumed visiting Sabretooth, and her friends, increasingly concerned with the time she was spending with him, held an intervention for her. When Cannonball joined the intervention, Boomer became upset and didn’t understand what their problem was. She tried to suggest that the more important subject matter was Sunspot, whom she claimed might revert to Reignfire at any point. The others weren’t convinced, though, even after Boomer went as far as blaming Cannonball’s absence for her behavior around Sabretooth. She tried convincing X-Force that Sabretooth needed a second chance and that he had changed since his murderous days. After the unsuccessful intervention, Boomer visited the Danger Room to see Sabretooth, only to discover the access codes had been changed. [X-Force (1st series) #47-48]

Taking a much deserved break, the team plus Cannonball journeyed to the small island called Kali. While there, they encountered the Impossible Man, who explained that he now had children, and hoped they could join X-Force to be with their peers. The answer was an outright “no,” but the Impossible Man did all he could to disrupt their vacation while unsuccessfully trying to persuade them to change their minds. [Cable and X-Force ‘95]

Unbeknownst to X-Force, Sebastian Shaw joined forces with a powerful mutant from the Age of Apocalypse called Holocaust. Together, they began hunting down the young mutants, abducting Caliban, Sunspot, Warpath, Siryn, Shatterstar and Boomer. X-Force was put under the telepathic control of Shaw’s associate, Tessa, and sent to kill Cable. Cable and Domino, meanwhile, were already tracking their missing teammates. Cable and X-Force soon clashed and a lengthy battle ensued, but Cable was able to break X-Force’s mind control. Shaw, Holocaust and Tessa escaped, however. [X-Force (1st series) #49-50]

Returning to life at the Mansion, Shatterstar was subjected to more interrogation and medical tests by the Beast, who believed his past did not add up. Siryn, meanwhile, began to remember something about Deadpool. Warpath put his powers to the test by running all the way to New York to meet with a woman who contacted him from the National Council of Indian Affairs. After testing Warpath’s strength, the woman introduced herself as Risque, then vanished. [X-Force (1st series )#51]

It soon became to clear to everyone involved that Sabretooth had been faking his lobotomy. Feeling understandably betrayed by his actions, Boomer confronted Sabretooth, who aggravated her so much that she used her power on him, accidentally freeing him from his constraints. Before Boomer could be mauled by Sabretooth, however, Psylocke came to her rescue, only to be eviscerated before Sabretooth fled the Mansion. Following Sabretooth’s escape, Cable assisted Bishop and Storm in trying to determine exactly how he got out, while Boomer locked herself in her quarters. She torched items which linked to her past, and gave herself an extreme make-over, introducing herself to her concerned teammates as “Meltdown.” [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #328, X-Force (1st series) #51]

X-Force was at the Mansion when Blaquesmith came to visit Cable, though they were not privy to the discussion the senior X-Men and Cable had with Blaquesmith, regarding the arrival on Earth of the mutant from the Age of Apocalypse called X-Man. [Cable (1st series) #29]

Meanwhile, Shatterstar, Sunspot, Warpath and Meltdown were training in the Danger Room when an explosion tore through the Beast’s laboratory, due to his constant experimentation in trying to find a cure for the Legacy Virus. After they rescued him, they noted he was not acting like himself. They were unaware that, in fact, the Beast wasn’t himself: he had been replaced by his counterpart from the Age of Apocalypse. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #331]

Later, Siryn, Domino and Meltdown returned to Camp Hayden, the site of their previous battle against Nimrod, to investigate it further. While there, they found the word “Onslaught” scrawled on a wall and encountered the Blob, whose powers had been mysteriously enhanced. During the ensuing battle, Meltdown, displaying her newfound control over her powers and her harsher personality, almost killed him, but Domino called her off. The Mimic then re-appeared and took the Blob away, warning him that their employer would not be happy with him. In the aftermath of the battle, Domino decided that the team would no longer run headfirst into battles without further information, while Meltdown pondered whether she still belonged with the team. With the absence of Rictor, Shatterstar began to spend more time with Warpath, and confided in him that he was having difficulties since Shaw’s attack on them. Warpath suggested it was because Shatterstar was becoming more human, which upset the young man. [X-Force (1st series) #52]

Sunspot and Caliban responded to a call for help from Gideon, only for the External to be thrown from a building and die when they arrived. They were attacked by other Externals, and managed to hold their own until the rest of the team, except Cable, arrived. During the conflict, Gideon’s killer – Selene – revealed herself and murdered the other Externals. She revealed to Meltdown that only two Externals remained, including herself, and that the other was not Cannonball. During the battle, Caliban was badly wounded and taken out of combat, while Warpath was separated from the group. After Cable arrived to assist his team, they forced her to flee, but not until she unsuccessfully tried to absorb Cable’s life energies. When the battle ended, Cable was teleported away by Blaquesmith, while Domino, Siryn, Meltdown, Shatterstar and Sunspot were taken into custody by Detective Charlotte Jones. Their brief search for Warpath proved fruitless. X-Force was interrogated and, during the interrogation, Shatterstar was shown a police report saying his name was actually Benjamin Russell. X-Force was released without any charges, thanks to the influence of a mysterious friend. [X-Force (1st series) #52-54]

While Warpath was missing, the rest of the team broke into a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier to rescue the kidnapped Cyclops. The mission was successful but, during the adventure, they were forced to confront various personal issues, such as Siryn’s feelings for Warpath. Meltdown also learned that Sabretooth was still alive. [X-Force (1st series) #55]

Later, Siryn suddenly remembered that Deadpool was locked away in the Weisman Institute and, with Shatterstar, she returned to free him. While there, Shatterstar found the place vaguely familiar, and was called Benjamin by Dr. Weisman, who found him snooping on a computer. Siryn found Deadpool and freed Dr Weisman from the possession of the Gamesmaster, who revealed to Shatterstar that, in truth, he was a human called Benjamin Russell and that his entire life had been nothing more than a fantasy, devastating the proud warrior. [X-Force (1st series) #56]

Warpath, meanwhile, found himself in Florida after being rescued from Selene by the mysterious Risque. Warpath was enthralled by the woman and began to let loose, doing things he would not normally do, and even began a physical relationship with her. However Warpath remained true to his nature when he stopped Risque from severely injuring some Friends of Humanity supporters who were harassing a mutant. [X-Force (1st series) #55-56]

Domino, Siryn and Sunspot joined a meeting between members of the X-Men and Avengers to discuss the coming Onslaught danger. Along with Caliban, Meltdown and Shatterstar, they were given the task, at Cyclops’s order, of keeping Nate Grey out of danger. They succeeded, until Mr. Sinister arrived and took out all but Domino. Sinister then assumed control of Nate Grey. Caliban awoke and, furious at seeing Sinister, attacked him with a ferociousness he had never before demonstrated, enabling the others to escape. Domino then set the self-destruct system, enabling the team and Nate Grey to escape. However, Warpath returned to the Xavier Institute with Risque in tow, just in time to save Siryn from Sinister. The heroes then regrouped and seemingly defeated Sinister, until he turned the tide once again by rendering the heroes unconscious and escaping with X-Man as his prisoner.

After the fight, Risque mysteriously vanished, while Siryn awoke in the ruins of the Xavier Institute to find her friends trapped in a dreamscape. While there, the goodness of Charles Xavier offered them the chance of staying in their own perfect worlds, or returning to the real world to fight for what they believed in. Naturally, they chose the latter and awoke, where the goodness of Charles Xavier gave the next generation of mutant heroes some words of encouragement. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #335, X-Man #18, X-Force (1st series) #57-58]

After an encounter with Onslaught, Cable lost control of the Tecno-Organic Virus, and was essentially confined to his deathbed. Domino, Caliban and Cannonball gathered to be with him, but eventually the combined efforts of Nathaniel and Franklin Richards saved Cable. [Cable (1st series) #36] The members of X-Force later gathered at the Xavier Institute along with the X-Men and Generation X to relax and unwind after Charles Xavier was corrupted into the nefarious Onslaught. [X-Men Annual ‘96]

While engaged in a training exercise, Siryn, Shatterstar, Sunspot, Warpath, Meltdown and Caliban became trapped in the Danger Room. Operating out of control, the Danger Room was constantly switching scenarios because an escaped Shi’ar alien prisoner downloaded its being into the Shi’ar technology of the Danger Room. Cable and Domino were able to assist their teammates when the alien revealed its true self. In truth, the alien was created by the Kree as an information gatherer. X-Force let the alien, called Pulse, escape before the Shi’ar soldiers arrived to collect it. [X-Force and Cable Annual ‘96]

After moving the team to a bunker in the mountains of upstate New York, Cable met with Detective Jones, wanting the files she had on Benjamin Russell and X-Force. Charlotte explained that Benjamin’s file had vanished, and warned Cable that something dangerous was brewing for mutantkind. While Warpath worried about the missing Risque, causing him to argue with Siryn, Rictor made an unexpected return to X-Force, his reason being that he had returned for Shatterstar’s sake. Shatterstar, it seemed, was plagued by an identity crisis, not knowing whether he was an alien warrior from the future, or a runaway from Boston called Benjamin Russell. The team ventured to the Weisman Institute, only to find it abandoned. Before long, they were attacked by warriors from the Mojoverse, who kidnapped Shatterstar and Cable. Fortunately, the former X-Man Longshot arrived to help X-Force. [X-Force (1st series) #59]

X-Force and Longshot convinced Dr. Strange to transport them to Mojoworld, where they linked up with Dazzler and other rebels who waged war on Mojo’s tyrannical rule. However, Shatterstar and Cable had been mind-wiped by Mojo, who made them the stars of a new television show. The show had the added effect of transfixing its audience on Earth, subverting their wills to Mojo’s. Meanwhile, X-Force, Longshot and Dazzler were assisted by Spiral, an unlikely ally, who helped them break into the reality where Cable and Shatterstar were trapped. Only Siryn, Longshot and Spiral made it to this reality, leaving the others to battle Mojo’s forces. Unfortunately, Shatterstar was mortally wounded by Mojo on the live television program. At that point, Spiral transported Cable, Shatterstar, Siryn and Longshot to the Weismann Institute, where they located the comatose Benjamin Russell and essentially infused Shatterstar’s dying life-essence into him. Shatterstar’s essence merged with Benjamin’s, saving his life. He even commented that he now felt complete. Mojo, meanwhile, was lost somewhere in the transmission signal between Earth and Mojoworld, while the Gamesmaster was revealed to have been watching all that transpired, which he found amusing. [X-Force (1st series) #60-61]

Back on Earth, the newly invigorated Shatterstar, Domino, Sunspot, Caliban and Meltdown invaded a facility run by Shinobi Shaw, where the siblings of the former New Mutant, Karma, were being subjected to invasive experiments. Shinobi, it seemed, hoped to learn the secret to removing the X-Factor from mutant genes. Before X-Force could rescue Karma’s young siblings, Spiral intervened and whisked them away. X-Force defeated Shinobi and destroyed his facility. [X-Force (1st series) #62]

The team, sans Domino, was later reunited with Moonstar, who took a brief leave of absence from the Mutant Liberation Front after learning that the Valkyrior had been captured. Given that some members of X-Force had experience in Asgard, Moonstar hoped they would help her rescue her former “sisters.” Traveling to Asgard via Ungava Bay, Canada, X-Force and Moonstar found Asgard had been taken over by Malekith. X-Force found themselves the prey of the Dark Elf, who hunted them down. Moonstar traveled to Valhalla, where she confronted Hela and liberated the imprisoned Valkyrior. X-Force captured Malekith and returned to Earth, with Moonstar returning to the Mutant Liberation Front, explaining that she had unfinished business with them. [X-Force and Cable Annual ‘97]

Sporting new, blue-and-yellow costumes, X-Force embarked on a mission in Latveria to destroy Doom’s time-traveling technology. With the help of Nathaniel Richards, Cable, Siryn, Shatterstar, Rictor and Meltdown journeyed into Castle Doom, while Sunspot, Caliban and Warpath remained behind at a gypsy camp. At the camp, a young girl had a vision of a horrific future for Warpath. Meanwhile, at Castle Doom, S.H.I.E.L.D. intervened, claiming that the United Nations had jurisdiction over Castle Doom and everything in it. This pitted Cable against his old ally, G.W. Bridge. Somehow, a grenade went off and Castle Doom, and everyone inside it, was shunted back in time to 1941. Now in the past, X-Force and G.W. Bridge worked together to stop a plot by Baron Strucker to capture cosmic power. After the time machine was destroyed, they were returned to the correct time period. [X-Force (1st series) #63-64]

With Cable and Domino frequently engaged in their own solo missions, X-Force moved back into the Xavier Mansion. While there, Caliban suddenly collapsed after having a seizure. Meanwhile, Warpath was reunited with Risque, who had been missing since the attack by Mr. Sinister. Warpath and Risque were very openly affectionate, which made Siryn uncomfortable, despite her earlier assuring Warpath she had no feelings for him. One night, Warpath and Risque went to a nightclub, where they were attacked by the Blob and the Mimic. Warpath managed to fend them off but, after the fight, he was tranquilized by Risque. [X-Force (1st series) #60, 65]

After delivering Warpath to the mysterious Sledge, Risque found herself being pursued by several members of X-Force. Siryn, Rictor, Sunspot, Caliban and Meltdown chased her all over an amusement park called Wacky World. During the chase, Caliban suffered another mysterious seizure, before the others captured Risque. Warpath, meanwhile, found himself in Detroit, where he met Sledge. Sledge informed him that he was not the last of his tribe like he always believed, and promised to help him locate Michael Whitecloud, who knew the truth about the Camp Verde Massacre. However, in exchange, Warpath had to first perform a task for Sledge. At that point, Risque brought X-Force to Warpath, but it was too late for them to help him, as he had already agreed to Sledge’s mysterious request. Feeling betrayed by Risque, Warpath told her never to contact him again, and then departed for his assignment. [X-Force (1st series) #66]

Returning from a personal mission, Domino was apprehended at JFK Airport. She was visited by G.W. Bridge, who informed her that Operation: Zero Tolerance was causing trouble for an undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Domino wasn’t sure she wanted to get involved, until she learned that the undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent was Dani Moonstar. Disguised as reporters, Domino, Siryn and Sunspot infiltrated the Wakeman Oncological Research Center, which the M.L.F. had taken over, as they believed it was being used by the government to develop their own Legacy Virus. Zero Tolerance had surrounded the facility, yet its commanding officer, Gryaznova, knew that X-Force had infiltrated it. The situation for the M.L.F. worsened when their teleporter, Locus, became disgruntled and quit, leaving them stranded. To make things worse, Dragoness blew X-Force’s cover. The two factions battled, with Moonstar eventually revealing to her M.L.F. teammates that she was indeed a S.H.I.E.L.D. member. The situation deteriorated when hostages in the facility were revealed to be Zero Tolerance Sentinels, while outside, Meltdown, Rictor and Shatterstar were all captured by Gryaznova. [X-Force (1st series) #67]

Moonstar, Siryn, Sunspot and Domino joined forces with Dragoness, Forearm, Tempo and Wildside to battle the large number of Zero Tolerance Sentinels. Only Siryn, Sunspot, Moonstar and Forearm were able to escape, however; Domino sacrificed herself so her teammates could get away, which left her and the other members of the M.L.F. in the custody of Operation: Zero Tolerance. After learning Meltdown, Shatterstar and Rictor had been taken captive by Zero Tolerance, Moonstar agreed to join Sunspot and Siryn in rescuing them, but Forearm felt betrayed by Moonstar and left. Doctors Chandra, Joshua and Ogada ran tests on the captive members of X-Force but, before long, Siryn, Sunspot and Moonstar located them. After scaring away the doctors, they battled more Zero Tolerance Sentinels before freeing their friends from stasis. During the confusion of the battle, X-Force lost track of Domino and returned home without her. [X-Force (1st series) #68-70]

Domino found herself at the mercy of Gryaznova, who then revealed their shared history; it seemed Domino was indirectly responsible for Gryaznova becoming a Zero Tolerance Sentinel in the first place. After having a device implanted in her skull, she was left to wander around Oklahoma, eventually recalling what had happened to her. She tried to phone the Xavier Institute, but discovered that the phone had been disconnected. Down but not out, Domino plotted her revenge on Gryaznova. [X-Force (1st series) #68-69]

Cable remained at the Xavier Institute to look after the ailing Caliban, promising to find out what was wrong with him. Ozymandias appeared before Caliban while he slept, however, and revealed that Apocalypse was coming for him. When Cable learned that X-Force had gone missing during Operation: Zero Tolerance, Cable took Caliban to the tunnels beneath the Xavier Institute where he would be safe. It was of no use, though, as Ozymandias soon returned and kidnapped Caliban. [X-Force (1st series) #67, 69]

Warpath, meanwhile, began his mission for Sledge. He was to travel to an alternate dimension to retrieve the Vanisher, who was apparently being held captive by strange creatures resembling giant prairie dogs. Although it took some persuading, Warpath was able to free the Vanisher and bring him back to Sledge. [X-Force (1st series) #68-71]

Sunspot, Siryn, Moonstar, Meltdown, Shatterstar and Rictor soon located Domino, and before long they reunited with Cable. Domino was elusive about exactly what Gryaznova did to her and, deciding that she needed time on her own, departed. Cable offered the other five members of X-Force new identities. Moonstar explained she did not want to join X-Force this way. Rictor outright refused, explaining that he only returned to the team to make sure Shatterstar was all right. When Rictor stated that he had to return to Mexico to end his family’s black market business, Shatterstar announced he would be joining him. Siryn, Sunspot and Meltdown were none too keen on new identities either, and refused Cable’s offer. Cable realized that the day had come when X-Force did’t need him anymore, and left the team, leaving the young mutants wondering what to do next. [X-Force (1st series) #70]

Afterwards

  • Leong and Nga Manh later appear and undergo further experimentation, this time at Spiral’s hands. [Beast #1-3]
  • Cable continued to have many solo adventures, and even joined the X-Men for a time after Cyclops’s death. [Uncanny X-Men (1st series) #381] He later assembles several former X-Force members at various times for missions.
  • Caliban is later reborn once again as a Horsemen of Apocalypse, this time as Pestilence. [Cable (1st series) #73]
  • Despite their friendship, Forearm and Moonstar never reunite, as Forearm was killed in Madripoor. [Wolverine (2nd series) #167]
  • Wildside (and former M.L.F. member Reaper) was later imprisoned in Neverland, though not gassed, as he became an agent of Weapon X. He was later left brain dead. [Weapon X (2nd series) #5-12] Somehow, Wildside survived and was identified as one of the many mutants who lost their powers following M-Day. [New Avengers (1st series) #18]
  • Tempo was freed from custody and later joined a new team of Acolytes led by Exodus. [X-Men Annual (3rd series) #1] She was later killed during the warped reality known as the “Age of X.”
  • Dragoness was kept in custody the longest, but freed in time to join the many mutants seeking haven on Utopia, where she and other former villains banded together with the X-Men, as there were so few of them compared to the large number of heroic mutants. [Utopia crossover]
  • Shinobi Shaw next appeared during the Necrosha crossover, in which he had been resurrected by Selene. [New Avengers (1st series) #18, X-Necrosha #1] Apparently, between those appearances, he was slain by his father, Sebastian Shaw.
  • Sabretooth was eventually captured by several of the X-Men and taken into custody by Valerie Cooper, who placed him with X-Factor to atone for his crimes. [Sabretooth: The Red Zone, X-Factor (1st series) #119]