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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Scott's team had its first death even before the team was conceived (Blindfold took her own life in a bathtub). Many others would soon follow and many of the deaths were brutal - such as a pacifist Wolfsbane getting kicked to death by anti-mutant racists. Final deaths, included Havok blowing himself up against the Warlox sentinels and Illyana turning into a full demon, which reduced the team to only a few surviving members.

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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Scott's team had its first death even before the team was conceived (Blindfold took her own life in a bathtub). Many others would soon follow and many of the deaths were brutal - such as a pacifist Wolfsbane getting kicked to death by anti-mutant racists. Final deaths, included Havok blowing himself up against the Warlox sentinels sentinels, Jamie Madrox Prime joining his dupes and getting himself killed, and Illyana turning into a full demon, which reduced the team to only a few surviving members.

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* CharactersDroppingLikeFlies: Scott's team had its first death even before the team was conceived (Blindfold took her own life in a bathtub). Many others would soon follow and many of the deaths were brutal - such as a pacifist Wolfsbane getting kicked to death by anti-mutant racists. Final deaths, included Havok blowing himself up against the Warlox sentinels and Illyana turning into a full demon, which reduced the team to only a few surviving members.


-->-- Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leaning on the fourth wall as hard as possibly can]], ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen2018'', issue #11

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-->-- Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leaning on the fourth wall as hard as he possibly can]], ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen2018'', issue #11

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->''”Every Comicbook/XMen story is the same.”''
-->-- Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leaning on the fourth wall as hard as possibly can]], ''Comicbook/UncannyXMen2018'', issue #11


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Nate]], at worst. He's genuinely friendly, polite, and [[ApologeticAttacker regretful that he must take down the X-Men]], and is very happy to explain himself after the young X-Men outright ask him why he's doing what he is. In Issue 8, however, he loses his temper. Considering that [[spoiler: Nate was trapped in the Age of Apocalypse and/or inside Legion's head, for a period of relative months]], which he not unreasonably considers to be an attempt to kill him (though he doesn't know that it was all Legion's idea), you can see why. And even after that, he has a long and fairly pleasant chat with Jean inside his head, and is genuinely regretful at what he feels he must do.

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Nate]], at worst. He's genuinely friendly, polite, and [[ApologeticAttacker regretful that he must take down the X-Men]], and is being sardonic with them at worst. He's also very happy to explain himself after the young X-Men outright ask him why he's doing what he is. In Issue 8, however, he loses his temper. Considering that [[spoiler: Nate was trapped in the Age of Apocalypse and/or inside Legion's head, for a period of relative months]], which he not unreasonably considers to be an attempt to kill him (though he doesn't know that it was all Legion's idea), you can see why. And even after that, he has a long and fairly pleasant chat with Jean inside his head, and is genuinely regretful at what he feels he must do. And even then, his final plan doesn't kill the X-Men, but [[spoiler: shunts them off into the ComicBook/AgeOfXMan, in an attempt to help them find peace]].



-->[[spoiler: '''Nate''']]: Your father failed you. To soothe your broken mind he told you that there is a real you buried in there. He told you that the mind is the self. What you are. I know the mind is but a tool. And tools can be taken away. This is my mind now.

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-->[[spoiler: '''Nate''']]: [[BreakingSpeech Your father failed you. To soothe your broken mind he told you that there is a real you buried in there. He told you that the mind is the self. What you are. I know the mind is but a tool. And tools can be taken away. This is my mind now.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: ''X-Men: Disassembled'' is all about the results of Nate finally crossing this, plunging into despair - typified by a conversation he has with Jean in the form of an old woman, where both agree that the world's messed up, but Jean retains optimism. Thus, he decides that he has to remake the world by force. Arguably, though, he doesn't tip over the edge until a minutes-that-feel-like-months stint in [[spoiler: Legion's mental construct of]] the Age of Apocalypse without his powers, where he sadly reflects that while he originally thought that 616 was heaven to the AOA's hell, he's come to believe that it's just a more subtle form of hell. This ultimately leads him to TakeAThirdOption and create the ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan''.

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* DespairEventHorizon: ''X-Men: Disassembled'' is all about the results of [[spoiler: Nate Grey]] finally crossing this, plunging into despair - typified by a conversation he has with Jean in the form of an old woman, where both agree that the world's messed up, but Jean retains optimism. Thus, he decides that he has to remake the world by force. Arguably, though, he doesn't tip over the edge until a minutes-that-feel-like-months stint in [[spoiler: Legion's mental construct of]] the Age of Apocalypse without his powers, where he sadly reflects that while he originally thought that 616 was heaven to the AOA's hell, he's come to believe that it's just a more subtle form of hell. This ultimately leads him to TakeAThirdOption and create the ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan''.



* OutGambitted: Legion thought that he could contain [[spoiler: Nate]] in his mind, that it was the ''only'' prison that could hold him. This worked for a grand total of five minutes of real time [[NarniaTime (though it was months inside)]], and as soon as [[spoiler: Nate]] figured out what was going on, he [[spoiler: flattened Legion and [[GrandTheftMe body-jacked]].]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: Nate]], who always verged on this to begin with at full power, is definitely this thanks to getting his powers back [[spoiler: in boosted form thanks to the Life Seed]], taking down entire teams of X-Men with minimal effort, telepathically overpowering Legion in seconds, and requiring a distraction from Jean, and the full power of Psylocke, the Stepford Sisters, Sage, and No-Girl and a whopping great lightning bolt from Storm to separate him from [[spoiler: Legion]], who he'd body-jacked... and ''even then'' he's still holding off the full force of the X-Men, the former Horsemen of Salvation (including Magneto), while carrying on a conversation with Jean.

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* OutGambitted: Legion thought that he could contain [[spoiler: Nate]] in his mind, that it was the ''only'' prison that could hold him. This worked for a grand total of five minutes of real time [[NarniaTime (though it was months inside)]], and as soon as [[spoiler: Nate]] figured out what was going on, he [[spoiler: flattened Legion and [[GrandTheftMe body-jacked]].body-jacked]] him.]]
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: Nate]], who always verged on this to begin with at full power, with, is definitely this thanks to getting his powers back [[spoiler: in boosted form thanks to the Life Seed]], taking down entire teams of X-Men with minimal effort, telepathically overpowering Legion in seconds, and requiring a distraction from Jean, and the full power of Psylocke, the Stepford Sisters, Sage, and No-Girl and a whopping great lightning bolt from Storm to separate him from [[spoiler: Legion]], who he'd body-jacked... and ''even then'' he's still holding off the full force of the X-Men, the former Horsemen of Salvation (including Magneto), while carrying on a polite telepathic conversation with Jean.



* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Nate Grey]], and Legion, both to an unknown extent - in the former case, it's unclear how much he's capable of, and in the latter, it depends on his state of mind.

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* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Nate Grey]], and Legion, both to an unknown extent - in the former case, it's unclear how much he's capable of, of (ComicBook/AgeOfXMan reveals that [[spoiler: he's capable of creating entire planes of existence]]), and in the latter, it depends on his state of mind.



--> I'm dying, [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/JeanGrey mother.]]] I just want to do something good before I go.

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--> I'm dying, [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/JeanGrey mother.]]] ]]]] I just want to do something good before I go.

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* ShoutOut: The Horsemen of Salvation have names very similar to the specific ministries in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.


* StormingTheCastle: In issue 12, Cyclops and Wolverine end up invading a base holding the New Mutants (the old 80s
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* StormingTheCastle: In issue 12, Cyclops and Wolverine end up invading a base holding the New Mutants (the old 80s
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* StormingTheCastle: In issue 12, Cyclops and Wolverine end up invading a base holding the New Mutants (the old 80s version)

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* TooDumbToLive: Issue 22 has Jamie Madrox create a bunch of duplicates as a distraction by zerg rushing some sentinels while Wolverine and Cyclops do their thing. For some inexplicable reason that's never explained, ''Jamie himself joins his dupes''. [[spoiler: All the dupes die, because that was the point of the strategy, and Jamie dies with them because he joined his own cannon fodder]].
* StormingTheCastle: In issue 12, Cyclops and Wolverine end up invading a base holding the New Mutants (the old 80s 80s
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* DownerEnding: In the end, after realising that the X-Men would always stand in his way, [[spoiler:Nate seemingly kills the entire extended X-Men roster]], apparently dying in the process. Additionally, [[spoiler:Anole turns over the mutant vaccine, and the government institutes a mandatory vaccination to prevent future mutant manifestations.]] For added [[ShoottheShaggyDog Downer points,]] [[spoiler: anything positive that Nate did is undone, the X-Men's deaths are celebrated by humanity at large, and new laws are put in place that will lead to humanity effectively vaccinating mutants into extinction]]. However, ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan'' shows that he shuffled them into an all new plane of existence instead, in an attempt to help them, which might well [[spoiler: just be in his head, which is given as explaining Danielle Moonstar's being in both series - in AOX, she's a creation of his subconscious, explaining to him that he's NotSoAboveItAll and that while his intentions are good, the idea of cutting off links to other people is not]], and after he willingly releases them, they return unharmed.

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* DespairEventHorizon: ''X-Men: Disassembled'' is all about the results of Nate finally crossing this, plunging into despair - typified by a conversation he has with Jean in the form of an old woman, where both agree that the world's messed up, but Jean retains optimism. Thus, he decides that he has to remake the world by force. Arguably, though, he doesn't tip over the edge until a minutes-that-feel-like-months stint in [[spoiler: Legion's mental construct of]] the Age of Apocalypse without his powers, where he sadly reflects that while he originally thought that 616 was heaven to the AOA's hell, he's come to believe that it's just a more subtle form of hell. This ultimately leads him to TakeAThirdOption and create the ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan''.
* DownerEnding: In the end, after realising that the X-Men would always stand in his way, [[spoiler:Nate Nate seemingly kills the entire extended X-Men roster]], roster, apparently dying in the process. Additionally, [[spoiler:Anole turns over the mutant vaccine, and the government institutes a mandatory vaccination to prevent future mutant manifestations.]] For added [[ShoottheShaggyDog Downer points,]] [[spoiler: anything positive that Nate did is undone, the X-Men's deaths are celebrated by humanity at large, and new laws are put in place that will lead to humanity effectively vaccinating mutants into extinction]]. However, ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan'' shows that he shuffled them into an all new plane of existence instead, in an attempt to help them, which might well [[spoiler: just be in his head, which is given as explaining Danielle Moonstar's being in both series - in AOX, she's a creation of his subconscious, explaining to him that he's NotSoAboveItAll and that while his intentions are good, the idea of cutting off links to other people is not]], and after he willingly releases them, they return unharmed.

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* ProphecyTwist: As Cyclops realizes too late, Blindfold wasn't saying that [[spoiler:the X-men who were assumed dead were going to die, but that if he put the X-men back together from still-living mutants then ''they'' would all die.]]


** Danielle Moonstar shows up in issue #12. Problem is… she also shows up in the Age of X-Man books. This is hinted to be related to the fact that [[spoiler: she was Nate's girlfriend, and the Age of X-Man is his creation, either an entire alternate reality, or inside his head - or both]], with the Age of X-Man version saying that she feels like both dream and dreamer at the same time.

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** Danielle Moonstar shows up in issue #12. Problem is… she also shows up in the Age of X-Man books. This is hinted to be related to the fact that [[spoiler: she was Nate's girlfriend, and the Age of X-Man is his creation, either an entire alternate reality, or inside his head - or both]], with both]]. ''Age of X-Man: Omega'' eventually confirms that the Age of X-Man AOX version saying is [[spoiler: a copy he'd subconsciously created, and a demonstration that she feels like both dream and dreamer at the same time.he was NotSoAboveItAll.]]



* DownerEnding: In the end, after realising that the X-Men would always stand in his way, [[spoiler:Nate seemingly kills the entire extended X-Men roster]], apparently dying in the process. Additionally, [[spoiler:Anole turns over the mutant vaccine, and the government institutes a mandatory vaccination to prevent future mutant manifestations.]] For added [[ShoottheShaggyDog Downer points,]] [[spoiler: anything positive that Nate did is undone, the X-Men's deaths are celebrated by humanity at large, and new laws are put in place that will lead to humanity effectively vaccinating mutants into extinction]]. However, ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan'' implies that he [[spoiler: shuffled them into a parallel reality]] instead. [[spoiler:Or they could just be in his head, which would partially explain Danielle Moonstar's being in both series.]]

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* DownerEnding: In the end, after realising that the X-Men would always stand in his way, [[spoiler:Nate seemingly kills the entire extended X-Men roster]], apparently dying in the process. Additionally, [[spoiler:Anole turns over the mutant vaccine, and the government institutes a mandatory vaccination to prevent future mutant manifestations.]] For added [[ShoottheShaggyDog Downer points,]] [[spoiler: anything positive that Nate did is undone, the X-Men's deaths are celebrated by humanity at large, and new laws are put in place that will lead to humanity effectively vaccinating mutants into extinction]]. However, ''ComicBook/AgeOfXMan'' implies shows that he [[spoiler: shuffled them into a parallel reality]] instead. [[spoiler:Or they could an all new plane of existence instead, in an attempt to help them, which might well [[spoiler: just be in his head, which would partially explain is given as explaining Danielle Moonstar's being in both series.]]series - in AOX, she's a creation of his subconscious, explaining to him that he's NotSoAboveItAll and that while his intentions are good, the idea of cutting off links to other people is not]], and after he willingly releases them, they return unharmed.


-->[[spoiler:'''Logan''']]: ''He ain’t alone...[[spoiler:SNIIIIIIIIIIIKT''']]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Logan''']]: ''He ain’t alone...[[spoiler:SNIIIIIIIIIIIKT''']] [[spoiler:SNIIIIIIIIIIIKT]]''


* ExpendableClone: Jamie is really out through the ringer in this series as his dupes are ruthlessly exploited by all parties who get a hold of him, with everyone caring little that he feels their pain and deaths. Hope copying his powers explicitly feels this way about her dupes.

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* ExpendableClone: Jamie is really out put through the ringer in this series as his dupes are ruthlessly exploited by all parties who get a hold of him, with everyone caring little that he feels their pain and deaths. Hope copying his powers explicitly feels this way about her dupes.



** [[spoiler:Jamie]] swarms a bunch of Sentinels to buy Scott and Logan some time. As in [[spoiler:[[SenselessSacrifice Jamie Prime himself does that for some reason.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:Jamie]] swarms rushes a bunch of Sentinels to buy Scott and Logan some time. As in [[spoiler:[[SenselessSacrifice [[spoiler:[[IdiotBall Jamie Prime himself does that joins his dupes in swarming them... for some reason.]]]]


* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Strong Guy, already overtaxed by the Warlock Virus, absorbs the energy from one of the Madrox clones' bombs to protect the others, dying as a result. Magik isn't thrilled at all.]]

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[[spoiler:Strong Guy, already overtaxed by the Warlock Virus, absorbs the energy from one of the Madrox clones' bombs to protect the others, dying as a result. Magik isn't thrilled at all.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Jamie]] swarms a bunch of Sentinels to buy Scott and Logan some time. As in [[spoiler:[[SenselessSacrifice Jamie Prime himself does that for some reason.]]]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: "The Last X-Men", in the end, amounts to this. All that the X-Men do for their bucket list amounts to almost nothing, mutants are still hated and feared -- if not more so given what's happened, Emma's plan is undone by them themselves after a day or so and the only win they get -- the return of those who disappeared for ''Age of X-Man'' -- had nothing to do with their actions. Along the way, numerous characters are killed or sacrifice themselves and various characters become disillusioned with the X-Men as a team.

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