Everyone knows that " X-Men: Mutant Massacre" was probably one of the most pivotal storylines in the X-Men comics as it dealt with the genocide of the Morlock population and it detailed the changes in some of the characters. After reading this story line ( see my review), I had decided to list my top 5 moments from this significant event and here they are:
5. Angel being Crucified
Anyone who remembered the moment where Angel is crucified by the Marauders after trying to save the Morlocks might have been shocked at this brutal image. It was definitely a moment that really changed Angel's life forever as you will see in the future X-Men stories after this event. Also, seeing a beloved member of the X-Men being tortured was probably one of the most frightening things I had ever seen come out of the X-Men comics.
4. Daredevil vs. Saber tooth
It was surprising seeing Daredevil make his appearance in "Mutant Massacre." His story takes place after the Morlocks were wiped out by the Marauders and he ends up going head to toe with Saber tooth, who happens to be staying in the Morlocks' old home in the sewers. This fight was truly memorable to me because we were able to see Daredevil use his acrobatic skills to fight off Saber tooth, which was really impressive!
3. Psylocke joins the X-Men
Now that Psylocke is one of the most recognizable X-Men characters ever created, the scene where she is fighting Saber tooth for the first time was a truly memorable moment for me! Not only did this moment helped Psylocke be able to join the X-Men, but seeing her use her telepathic powers to fight off Saber tooth was truly brilliant to see and it was great seeing a young Psylocke fighting on her own to protect the Institute.
2. Wolverine vs. Saber tooth
Everybody knows that Wolverine and Saber tooth had this long running rivalry among themselves for many years. Well, this particular fight scene between the two enemies really defined their rivalry with each other and according to some comic book resources, this was one of their first major fights with each other. I had always enjoyed seeing Wolverine and Saber tooth fight each other since they had so much history with each other and this fight scene between the two of them definitely didn't disappoint me!
1. Colossus snapping Riptide's neck
This moment was my number 1 favorite moment because it involves one of my favorite X-Men characters, Colossus, going to the deep end and actually killing Riptide by snapping his neck after both Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde were injured. This moment was so shocking because who would have expected the gentle Russian giant to kill another person? Even the other X-Men were shocked by this act.
Well, that's my top 5 moments in "X-Men: Mutant Massacre!" So, what are your favorite scenes in "X-Men: Mutant Massacre?"