X-Men Mission: Pyro

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X-Men: Pyro
Dates run: August 5 - 31, 2003
Run By: Ande
Read the logs: Pyro

Following months spent investigating, Cyclops contacted the mansion with the news that Magneto was intending to sacrifice Pyro in a suicide mission.


Cyclops, Pete Wisdom, Storm, Dazzler, Colossus, Angel, Rogue

Pyro, Magneto, Brotherhood of Mutants


August 5 - 31, 2003

Plot Summary

Cyclops contacted the school at the beginning of the month. Meeting with Pete in New Orleans, he revealed that he had a source within the Brotherhood of Mutants and this source had told him Magneto was planning a 'test' for Pyro, a test he wasn't expected to survive. Magneto sent Pyro and Stanley into a military weapons research base to provide an unknowing distraction whilst Magneto stole the blueprints and equipment he required.

The X-Men (Storm, Dazzler, Colossus, Angel and Rogue) arrived and managed to subdue Pyro, however, not without Magneto escaping and not without casualties. Rogue and Stanley fell beneath a collapsing wall and were apparently killed. The X-Men left, taking the unconscious Pyro with them, not realising that the collapse had taken out the floor as well, knocking Rogue and Stanley into a basement level. They fell in such a way that Stanley's skin was in prolonged contact with Rogue's and she killed him, permanently absorbing his powers - flight, super-strength and invulnerability - and personality.

Several days later Rogue was located wandering in a daze along a road near the complex and was retrieved by Cyclops. Whilst recovering, she revealed to Moira MacTaggart that she had been held by the military and experimented upon.

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It took Rogue many weeks to get used to her new powers and she had many mishaps, including flying in her sleep and pulling doors off their hinges.


Plotrunner: Ande

Stanley was a substitute for Carol Danvers in the comic canon version of Rogue's power upgrade.

Because the plot occurred in multiple journal locations, it has been collected under memories.