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Appearing in "Kings of Pain part 4: King of Pain"

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Synopsis for "Kings of Pain part 4: King of Pain"

While other superhero teams remain in reserve, X-Factor flies into the reality warp that has enveloped Edinburgh.  Their plane breaks up around them, and they find themselves in a bizarre landscape under assault by geometric shapes.  Once they fight their way through, Proteus appears with Harness and Moira as his captives. X-Factor attacks, but Proteus easily fends them off and announces his plan to remake the world.  As he was beaten once before with metal, Beast strikes him with metal gauntlets, but it has no effect.  In New York, AIM writes off their scheme to resurrect and control Proteus as a failure.  Proteus teleports X-Factor to the space where he is holding the Muir Island X-Men, New Warriors, and X-Force.  Marvel Boy relates the events that led to Proteus’s return.  Then, Marvel Girl has Legion telepathically show everyone the peace Proteus had found after death.  To stop him, Cyclops declares they have to convince him to commit suicide. Meanwhile, Moira tries to talk Proteus down, but he justifies his plan by pointing to the abuse Piecemeal—with whom he has merged—experienced at the hands of his mother, Harness.  Several heroes object to Cyclops’s plan, and the four teams debate what to do.  Proteus teleports them all back to Edinburgh, and they suggest multiple ideas to help him have a decent life.  When Marvel Girl asks what will make him happy, he says he wants either Moira and Harness’s love or to be dead again.  Realizing the two women can never give him what he needs, Proteus restores reality to normal and vanishes, seemingly destroying himself.  Back in New York, AIM learns X-Factor has turned Harness over to police and notes they have her daughter, also a mutant, in custody. In Vail, the two masterminds behind Proteus’s resurrection—Gideon and the Toad—conclude their chess game in a draw and drink a toast to their scheming.

Appearing in "The Killing Stroke part 3: Sacrificial Lambs"

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  • Soviet Hind helicopter
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Synopsis for "The Killing Stroke part 3: Sacrificial Lambs"

Outnumbered and outclasses, Pyro and Blob are surrounded by Desert Sword while on the other side of Kuwait City, Avalanche and Crimson Commando are dying at the feet of Sirocco and Aminedi. Pyro and Blob fight as hard as they can, succeeding in burning Veil to death. Avalanche and Crimson Commando narrowly escape with their lives, with Avalanche bringing the armless Commando to the lift point. Blob and Pyro almost succeed in defeating Desert Sword, but as they call for an evacuation, they find that the American force, led by Avalanche, has recognized the hopelessness of the situation. The Americans abandon Blob and Pyro in the heart of enemy territory, telling them to contact an American unit through the Kuwaiti resistance. Blob and Pyro are surrounded by the remaining members of Desert Sword. Several Iraqi helicopters close in on them. With few options left, they surrender.

Appearing in "Tribute The Third"

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  • Capt. Kirk (Single appearance)[1] (Only in flashback)

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  • unknown cruise ship at sea

Synopsis for "Tribute The Third"

Mystique is aboard a cruise ship to fulfill Destiny’s last request by scattering her ashes at sea at 10 pm precisely, and also has a letter from Destiny to open just before the ashes are scattered. The letter contains Beatles lyrics, a ring, and a photo. Raven remembers the day the photo was taken, when Destiny begged Raven to cheer up and be happy for once. Irene says that she will make Raven laugh if it is the last thing she ever does. Raven weeps as she throws Destiny’s ashes overboard, as she never did make her smile. However, a gust of wind kicks up, and the ashes fly back in Mystique’s face. She falls to the deck, cursing her luck, then realizes how silly it all is, and begins to laugh hysterically. Raven goes below deck, singing their song.

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  • "King of Pain" is part four of the four-part "Kings of Pain" crossover with New Mutants, New Warriors, and Uncanny X-Men. The story continues from Uncanny X-Men Annual #15.
  • "The Killing Stroke" continues from Uncanny X-Men Annual #15.
  • This issue is reprinted in:
    • Essential X-Factor vol. 5 trade paperback (2012);
    • X-Force Omnibus hardcover (2013).
  • "King of Pain" is also reprinted in:
    • Essential X-Men vol. 11 trade paperback (2013);
    • New Warriors Classic vol. 2 trade paperback (2010);
    • New Warriors Omnibus hardcover (2013);
    • X-Men Epic Collection vol. 19: Mutant Genesis trade paperback (2017).
  • "Sacrificial Lambs" is also reprinted in:
    • Essential X-Men vol. 11 trade paperback (2013);
    • X-Men Epic Collection vol. 19: Mutant Genesis trade paperback (2017).
  • "Tribute the Third" is also reprinted in the X-Factor by Peter David Omnibus vol. 1 hardcover (2021).

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks


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