1. A New Threat: Exalted X.
In January of 2019, the Acolytes - a subgroup of Magneto's Brotherhood - decided
to split from the Brotherhood. A new leader took control of the group, Austin
Carr. He proclaimed that Magneto was not strict enough in his methods for
overtaking and enslaving the human race. Austin demanded and offered brutal and
inhumane tactics that even Magneto would never do. Despite his radical and
insane ideas, Austin developed a following in the Acolyte group, and many
followed him. Exalted X would stay under the radar for almost a year, planning
and plotting their debut.