In this week’s chapter of ”X-Men: Disassembled,” the title starts to take on a literal meaning as the team fractures.
Read on to find out how the latest X-Men schism goes down – and who falls on which side.
Spoilers ahead for Uncanny X-Men #4.
The X-Men are revealed to have survived the destruction of the Xavier Institute using the combined powers of Jean Grey, Psylocke, and Armor to shield themselves and trick the Horsemen into believing they’d been killed.
With the Horsemen deterred, the X-Men retreat inside the Danger Room to debate what to do about X-Man – and about the now captive Legion, who insists the X-Men ignored his warnings about what Nate Grey is capable of.
Legion also accuses the X-Men of foiling his plan to stop X-Man (which involved nearly killing Jamie Madrox) – resulting in an argument between the elder X-Men led by Jean Grey and the younger X-Men led by Armor. The Young X-Men – Armor, Glob Herman, Pixie, and Rockslide are left at the Danger Room while Jean and Storm dispatch the rest of the X-Men to combat the Horsemen, who are now wreaking havoc across the Earth.
As the Young X-Men argue amongst themselves over whether they should help Legion, and in doing so treat him differently than the adult X-Men have, Anole wakes up from his coma and breaks their tie – the Young X-Men will leave the Danger Room and help Legion.
While Beast is occupied analyzing the “mutant vaccine” (and finding something shocking) and the adult X-Men deal with the Horsemen who are enacting X-Man’s seven-day plan to remake the world, the Young X-Men help Legion escape, tracking down Madrox to ask for his help with Legion’s plan.
At first, Madrox refuses – Legion nearly killed him by keeping him in captivity and forcing him to duplicate himself. But after an appeal by Glob, Madrox agrees to help.
“X-Men: Disassembled” continues in December 12’s Uncanny X-Men #5.