Bloodhawk is abducted by La LunŠtica for the Theatre of Pain. Meanstreak leaves the X-Men to help his friend Jordan Boone. Krystalin and Skullfire go after him, but all three are abducted by the Theatre. Tim's powers activate during torture, destroying the Theatre's equipment, including the collar controlling La LunŠtica. She takes her revenge on her 'masters'. Meanstreak, Krystalin, Skullfire and Bloodhawk continue on their way to find Boone.