Most of us are wondering what we're doing here...
No more mutants.
A Marvel Comics Miniseries
with several tie-in books following the events of Avengers Disassembled
Wanda Maximoff, better known as the Scarlet Witch
, suffers a reality-warping mental breakdown and is taken to Genosha by her father Magneto
. When Wanda shows little sign of recovery, the X-Men
and the Avengers
meet to discuss what action should be taken next; they decide that Wanda must be killed. The combined teams arrive at Genosha when suddenly the world is swallowed by a bright white light...
The scene cuts to Wolverine as he wakes up in a world that has completely changed: A world where mutants are the dominant species, humans are now a persecuted minority, and the United States is led by the House of Magneto. The now-scattered and mind-altered
Avengers and X-Men must try to reunite and find out how to reverse what happened
on the day they arrived on Genosha. They later come across Layla Miller, a young girl who is aware that reality has been changed and who helps expose the truth about their "current" reality.
Turns out Wanda's twin brother Pietro (Quicksilver
) convinced her to rewrite reality into one where all the heroes got to have their greatest desires — including Magneto's and Professor Xavier's — which meant that Magneto's family ruled the mutants and the mutants ruled the world, and that Professor Xavier had died a meaningful death and mutants and humans live side-by-side (sort of). The Avengers and the X-Men confront Wanda after regaining their memories of the reality that existed before Wanda's Cosmic Ret Con
. Wanda suffers another nervous breakdown and eventually restores the original reality, but depowers 99.99% of the world's mutants
as well. Afterwards, she disappears without a trace and the reader is given a clue
that the depowering might not be as permanent as it seems.
The House of M storyline is continued in X-Men: Decimation
The next Marvel Comics Crisis Crossover
is Civil War
, followed by World War Hulk
Tropes found in the comic: