Overview of 2010
Shortly after the snow had melted and Spring had arrived in the year 2010, an
attack was set upon the Xavier Institute. A new breed of government sentinels,
the most technologically advanced sentinel to date, came in immense numbers.
Wave after wave, these sentinels landed upon the grounds of the Institute, attacking
the facility and its occupants. The X-Men, unprepared for this sudden attack,
scurried to the battlefield unfolding on the mansion's front lawn.
Countless X-Men were severely wounded throughout the battle, the body count
continued to rise, and it seemed as though the X-Men were going to lose.
Professor Charles Xavier could not restrain himself; he could not sit idly by
and watch his beloved students and friends dying to protect the mansion, to
protect their right to be alive, but most of all to protect him.
Entering the battlefield, Xavier met the sentinels head on. He fought bravely,
using his mutant gifts to weaken the sentinels and give his X-Men a fighting
chance. It wasn't long before the battle had turned in the X-Men's favor. Mere
hours after the onslaught had begun, when the dust and smoke had vanished,
Professor Charles Xavier lay tipped over in his wheel chair fatally wounded.
Hours later, the greatest telepath in the world had passed away.
The mansion was thrown in to chaos and grief, "What will we do without Professor
Xavier?", "Where do we go from here?" and "Who will lead us?" Unable to
collectively choose any specific leader, a council of X-Men was organized. The
council consisted of Jean Grey, Scott Summers "Cyclops", Ororo Munroe "Storm",
Hank McCoy "Beast", Katherine Pryde "Shadowcat", and BlackCat "Cat" (CC
character. We realize this codename is similar to another marvel character. It
is pure coincidence). Soon order was restored at the mansion and the long
process of rebuilding had begun. Within a few weeks time, after grueling hard work and a
significant amount of teamwork, the damage done to the mansion was repaired.
Security systems were upgraded and peace seemed to return to the Xavier
In the summer of the same year, the U.S. Congress passed the Mutant Registration
Act in order to keep tabs on mutants living within the United States of
America. This bill was only the beginning of problems soon to come for mutant
kind. The media began streaming anti-mutant propaganda, creating hatred and fear
for mutants among the human populous. To appease the public, the government used
the Mutant Registration Act to round up mutants and place them in internment
camps, commonly referred to in the media as mutant detention centers. The living conditions in these mutant camps were appalling, but nothing
was done to rectify the situation. From there, it was only a hop, a skip, and a
jump to private institutions who began testing on mutants in an attempt to find
a "cure" for the mutant disease. Patients for their research weren't difficult
to come by, as they often used detainees from various mutant camps whenever they needed fresh "specimens."
During this time the government left the Xavier Institute alone, while trying to
decide behind closed doors the best plan of action for the mutants residing at
the mansion. New spread like wildfire of the safe haven that could be found at
the Xavier Institute. Mutants from all over the U.S. began flocking to the
Xavier Institute, evading the government and internment camps in their efforts
to reach it.
Fall of 2010, during his personal exile in the Savage Land, Magneto had regained
strength. By using the U.S. government's antics as the foundation for drawing in
his supporters, it was almost effortless for Magneto to create an army of
mutants pledging their allegiance to him and his dream for mutant kind. He and
his cronies broke into mutant camps, recruiting more mutant followers along the
way. His followers were bitter and angry at the human race, and Magneto wielded
their rage into an unstoppable weapon. With innumerable hideouts established
across the U.S. and Canada, Magneto turned his eye on public officials and
government buildings, wrecking havoc and causing mayhem.
The X-Men couldn't allow Magneto to continue his campaign. Pulling themselves
together, they reminded themselves of Xavier and his dream; they knew what had
to be done. The X-Men council, in addition to finding a way to stop the
government from destroying mutants all together, decided to take on Magneto and
his cronies. By the end of the year, they had gained significant headway in
reversing anti-mutant government laws and greatly hindering Magneto's efforts.
Throughout the year, the X-Men, in addition to losing a mentor, had lost seven
of their teammates as well. They mourned the loss of their teammates and
friends: Amanda Perez "Obscurity", Angelique Reeves "Angel", Faith Rogers
"Slayer", Madison Klein "Maddie", Malik Dirontist "Acro", Neo "Shock", and Umi
Kodomorei. Losing each loved one was painful, making each battle victory without
their friends more difficult to celebrate.
a hard year for the X-Men, from the heartache over the loss of a mentor and
seven teammates to numerous attacks on the mansion and mutant kind. The X-Men
continued to fight for Xavier's dream. They hoped that through their efforts
they might be able to witness Xavier's dream one day…