Rachel Summers, daughter of Cyclops and Phoenix in a divergent time line, just arrived in present day New York where she is assaulted by Selene the Huntress. She is rescued in time by Xavier and the X-Men but is shocked to see them so different from her childhood memories. It becomes painfully clear, that she is now stuck in an alternate past not her own. Valerie Cooper and Raven Darkhölme visit Forge in his home in Dallas, and get to see the dreaded "Neutralizer", capable of canceling any super-powers or alien abilities.
First appearance of Forge. Puff, Wolverine and Sunfire appear in cameo flashback only.