Cyclops has his young recruits hard at work on a climbing course where they are not allowed to use their powers. Benjamin Deeds is on the verge of giving up when Cyclops calls him out stating that if he can't handle the climbing, he won't make it as an X-Man. Cyclops reinforces his point by easily dispatching him in hand-to-hand combat.
Afterwards Emma Frost decides to put Benjamin's power set to the test by taking him to Atlantic City where he gradually learns to morph his appearance to persuade others to trust and confide in him. Emma then sends him to deliver a letter to Timothy Dugan who is on the top floor of an office building, half expecting him to fail.
Benjamin does in fact succeed and when Dugan reads the letter, which basically states that Cyclops knows that S.H.I.E.L.D is manufacturing mutant hunting sentinels, Benjamin is quickly intercepted by armed S.H.I.E.L.D agents. Magik suddenly comes to the rescue teleporting him to safety leaving the S.H.I.E.L.D agents baffled.
When Benjamin returns to the New Xavier School he is surprised when he learns that he was sent to a secret S.H.I.E.L.D compound. Emma congratulates him on a job well done and suggests the codename "Morph".