Wednesday, February 11, 2015

X-Force #15 Spoilers


Spoilers: We pick up from #14, with UberHope fretting in the lab over how to fix Fantomex, while Dr. Nemesis continues to churn out Cable copies to send after UberFanto. UberFanto breaks into the lab, with Hope attempting to talk him down only to be rebuffed by E.V.A, who notes that they "purged" her once and can do it again. With his stasis tank shattered, Cable - the original model - enters the fray, using his psimitar to channel off some of the Volga effect and stretch out what few minutes he's got left, though even with him the rest of the squad can't hold UberFanto for long. However, E.V.A's choice of words gives Hope an idea, as she recalls that Volga said a 'full psychic burnout' would be needed to cure the process. So Hope uses her borrowed telepathy to absorb all the mental garbage and inadequacies from Psylocke, Marrow, Domino, Nemesis and even Forgetmenot, and focuses it into a physical object - a black heart - that she then forces into UberFanto. Fantomex, being the 'perfect man', can't handle it and demands E.V.A execute a full systems purge on himself, which takes out the psychic trash...and robs him of his new powers. The Volga effect is thus cured. Hope copies it while Fantomex gets his ass handed to him by the rest of the team, before Psylocke psycho-stabs him, which seems to destroy E.V.A and leaves him free to understand his own failings for once. Two weeks later, Cable awakes in a hospital bed, free of the Volga effect and in possession of two eyes and two arms, thanks to Mojoworld science apparently. Hope talks to him through a nearby computer, telling him that Fantomex is presently docile, Mojo has been sent home, and that though she gets he wasn't fully responsible for the bad things his copies did, she can't be around him without thinking about it. Cable understands and tells her X-Force will be waiting when she's ready. Hope corrects him, though - HE'S the one who's off the team.

2 comments:

FSaker said...

So everyone survived. Including Fantomex. That's nice, and unexpected (considering Legion's fate in Spurrier's previous X-book). As for E.V.A., she has been destroyed before, more than once (if I'm not mistaken, in Gillen's pre-Regenesis UXM, then in Remender's UXF); she'll be fine.

However, I wonder: did Psylocke's psycho-stab on Fantomex just fix his mind, or did she lobotomize him? Because that would be just as bad as if she killed him...

Plus, it seems X-Force is still around (even if their book isn't). Will the team disband off-panel? Or will they still appear occasionally? Spurrier said he has a tie-in project for the Secret Wars event; probably it's completely unrelated to X-Force, but one can hope...

Anna Vale said...

That's exactly what I was thinking once I finished reading. What happens next to X-Force? Because I particularly love this line-up, specially if Hope's gonna lead it.

Anyone heard anything about it?