In Hellions, Havok finds himself up in opposition to his ex Madelyne Pryor, the Goblyn Queen, and suffers a metamorphosis that can make your pores and skin crawl.
WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for Hellions #3 by Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia, David Curiel and Ariana Maher, on sale now.
Alex Summers, like most of his fellow X-Men, has been by way of quite a bit in recent times. He’s had his thoughts and character altered, he is been captured and tortured, and he is even died and are available again to life.
However whereas the remainder of Marvel’s Merry Mutants are on the upswing, the brand new Hellions sequence has proven simply how a lot misfortune Havok can actually take. And Hellions #3, by Zeb Wells, Stephen Segovia and David Curiel, isn’t any totally different.
Working for Mister Sinister as part of Krakoa’s personal model of the Suicide Squad, Havok and the opposite Hellions have been dispatched within the earlier challenge to the State Dwelling for Foundlings — Sinister’s orphanage, the place Scott and Alex Summers grew up — to raze and filter out the defunct cloning lab beneath the ability. They arrived to search out none apart from Havok’s former lover, Madelyne Pryor, the Goblyn Queen, alive and utilizing the decaying clone our bodies of Sinister’s unique Marauders as her zombie servants.
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As this challenge begins, Havok confronts the lady he liked, just for her to seal his mouth, as if it have been by no means there. Whereas she reminisces over her life story, together with her marriage to Havok’s older brother, Cyclops, Alex shatters some close by gear. Choosing up one of many shards of glass, the Summers brother slices by way of his flesh, giving himself a brand new mouth.
Uninterested in listening to Madelyne monologue, he tells her how a lot he’d wished to present her all the pieces he had, earlier than realizing she solely wished his brother, simply as his brother had solely wished Jean Gray when he and Madelyne have been collectively. He tells her he’s sick of listening to her speak about his brother, thrilling her with how a lot he’s modified and provoking her to kiss him, seemingly inserting him below her thrall.
The Goblyn Queen shares her plans with Alex as her zombie Marauders cope with the opposite Hellions, simply as she goals to make use of them to infiltrate and annihilate Krakoa — earlier than sending Alex’s head to his older brother. She has Greycrow strung up and eaten whereas Nanny and Orphanmaker are bludgeoned. In the meantime, Empath was shot by Greycrow within the earlier challenge, and Wild Baby, pushed by his feral nature, is busy attacking a wounded Psylocke. Alex hangs on each phrase, seemingly wrapped round her finger, however he’s been having his personal character points since he was inverted throughout the occasions of 2014’s Axis.
This isn’t the primary time Havok has been manipulated by Pryor, and the pair have a really concerned historical past. As a clone of Jean Gray created by Sinister to additional Scott Summers’ genetic line, Madelyne was planted as a pilot on the transport firm owned by Alex and Scott’s grandparents. She and Scott fell in love, and Alex was the very best man at their marriage ceremony. Madelyne and Alex ultimately turned romantically concerned after the return of Jean Grey. Scott left Madelyne and their infant son to return to Jean, and located X-Issue, and Havok’s then-lover Polaris was possessed by the Marauder named Malice.
When Madelyne was manipulated by a demonic entity into turning into the Goblyn Queen throughout the 1988-1989 “Inferno” storyline, she tried to make use of Havok, her Goblyn Prince, to assist her flip the world into a brand new demonic realm. Pitting the X-Males and X-Issue in opposition to each other, Pryor died after going mad from the information that she is a clone. Though she returned to life years later, her resurrection was unknown to Havok.
Marvel’s Earth-616 timeline isn’t the one one through which Havok falls for Pryor. When Havok was by accident forged right into a parallel world within the 1998-2001 Mutant X sequence, by Howard Mackie, Tom Raney, Andrew Pepoy and others, he not solely led that world’s X-Issue, however changed its Havok because the husband of Madelyne Pryor and the daddy to her son, Scotty. That relationship lasted till Alex ultimately returned to the primary timeline after Pryor turns into the Goblyn Queen, simply as she did in his dwelling actuality.
Like most of the X-Men’s famous love triangles, the connection between Alex and Madelyne is a sophisticated one. It has to be if he’s prepared to carve out a brand new mouth simply to giver her a chunk of his thoughts.
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