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One day Charles Xavier got a call from the Morlock leader Masque. Masque said they needed to meet to discuss a serious matter. Charles decided to bring Colossus, Forge and Domino to accompany him into the room to meet Masque. They were to be armed with high powered tranquilizer darts since he wanted to avoid killing anyone. Masque began his opening remarks by noting that he admired Xavier’s ethics and courage in fighting his enemies. He also asserted that the X-Men and X-Factor were losing the war. He offered to allow them to join the Morlocks in their underground fortress. He said that his fortress was much more secure than anything Xavier had. Charles’ face turned red as he heard this spiel. He said that there was no way he would allow anyone to come under Masque’s control. He said that he knew that Masque was enslaving the Morlocks by making them deformed and he wasn’t going to allow that to happen to anyone else. Now it was Masque’s turn to get red in the face. And he said “How dare you say that about me, Charles. I love the Morlocks and they love me!” Masque signaled his Morlocks to attack the X-Men. They shot bullets and one bounced off of Colossus and another grazed Domino’s right arm. She could still use her right hand to shoot with some difficulty. Forge, Colossus and Domino pulled out their dart pistols and shot the Morlocks. A Morlock suddenly appeared and grabbed Domino’s injured arm before she could respond. He twisted her arm so the gun pointed at her and he pulled the trigger striking her in the chest. She passed out almost immediately. As this melee began Xavier used his psychic powers to shove Masque against the wall. He told Masque that the Morlocks were knocked out using tranquilizer darts and that it would last about 24 hours. Masque growled that he hated Charles Xavier now more than ever. Charles responded that he would now give Masque a small taste of his power. He used his psychic powers to choke Masque. Before he passed out, Xavier told him that if they ever met again it would go much harder on him. When Masque fainted, Charles released his hold on him and he collapsed to the floor. He shot Masque with a dart ending that skirmish. Colossus picked up Domino’s limp form and the rest of the group started to leave.