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APOCALYPSE RISING Part 2 (of 5)!
When his people need him the most, he shall return! Lord Apocalypse is here to lead mutantkind into the future of the earth and only the strongest can survive! Plus, just wait until you see his new Horsemen! Even we were surprised!
Apocalypse stands over the Xavier Institute offering the X-Men and the 198 hope and salvation in these dark times with a price . Valerie Cooper tells Cyclops to let the Sentinels handle this, but Scott isn’t interested and goes to rally the other X-Men while Havok looks after the 198. However, certain members of the 198 point out that Apocalypse might be able to do more for them than the X-Men can. Before much more thought can be put into the situation, Famine strikes and everyone begins to think they are hungry. While several members of the X-Men try to attack Famine, unaware that he is actually Sunfire, Apocalypse and Ozymandias discuss the plan, before Apocalypse offers the mutants an elixir, provided they join his side. A starving Skids is first in line, but Karma stops her, pointing out that they don’t know what is in it. Some members of the Sentinel Squad also race to get the elixir, leaving the Sentinels all unmanned, except for Lexington, who stands his ground - until Gazer, now transformed into War, attacks him. Some mutants begin taking the elixir, though it is unknown who exactly. In his Sphinx, Apocalypse is soon joined by Gambit, who is ready to take him up on his offer of salvation, and drinks some of his blood.
while Sunfire decides to free Gazer, only he is too late, and Gazer has been transformed into War. Sunfire is then recaptured, and the process of transforming him into Famine begins.