"EARTH-24208" (EARTH-THE X-MEN FORMED WITH DIFFERENT MEMBERS)

main imageType: Alternate/divergent Earth

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Presumably vibrational attunement

Dominant Life Form: Mutants, humans

Significant Inhabitants: Blob, Magneto, Mastermind, Storm, WolverineX-Men (Colossus (Piotr), Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Professor X (Charles Xavier), Rogue)

First Appearance: X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (January, 2000)

History

(X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (fb) - BTS) - Professor Charles Xavier recruited Colossus, Gambit and Rogue in an effort to both train them in the use of their mutant powers and to train them to defend the world from mutant threats.

(X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Three (fb) - BTS) - In 1963, Magneto secretly sent Mastermind to spy on Professor X's X-Men. Mastermind secretly infiltrated Xavier's Mansion, setting a trap for the X-Men in the lower levels by casting illusions of three mutants to counter Professor X's mutant team.

(X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One) - Shortly thereafter, Professor X summoned his X-Men recruits to a training session. Commending them as their ability to hear his telepathic commands, Professor X first tested Gambit by launching spiked balls at the young mutant, who took out each one of them with his explosively-charged cards. After telling Gambit that he would receive his grade the following day, Professor X tested Colossus by having two metallic jaws close in on Colossus, who was soon trapped by the jaws. Colossus then punched his way out of the trap and apologized to Professor X, claiming he had failed the Professor. Professor X reminded Colossus that he only failed if he gave up, which he did not do. Promising to work on Colossus' powers and spirit, Professor X next tested Rogue by having her fly through the spinning Spanner device. Successfully passing the test, Rogue was congratulated by Gambit, who attempted to flirt with Rogue. Rogue immediately jumped back, fearing her touch-activated, uncontrollable absorption abilities and Professor X reminded Gambit to be mindful of Rogue's abilities. Once the tests had finished, Professor X donned his prototype mutant scanner, Cerebro, and did a quick search for mutant allies and enemies, deciding that he must investigate some of the mutant signatures in person, including Blob, Magneto, Storm and Wolverine. Almost as soon as Professor X left, the X-Men heard a rumbling coming from their Mansion's sub-levels. Investigating, they found that the rumbling seemed to be coming from a mysterious door down there.

(X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Two) - Unaware of the evil mutant Mastermind's presence on the Xavier School grounds, the X-Men attempted to break their way through the mysterious door. While Gambit was unable to break through the door, Colossus managed to smash his way through it and the X-Men were surprised to find some sort of dungeon that appeared to contain more mutants (actually Mastermind's illusions), including  the optic blast-firing Cyclops, the telekinetic Marvel Girl and the animalistic Beast. After freeing the three mutants, the X-Men asked who they were and Cyclops said that they were the X-Men: Professor Xavier's original students who had rebelled against Xavier's plot to create a mutant army for world domination.

(X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Three) - While the "original X-Men" explained to the more recent recruits about Xavier's truly torturous nature, Mastermind made his way inside the Xavier School, where he found Xavier's prototype Cerebro device. Once outside of the Mansion, Rogue, Colossus and Gambit began questioning whether the "original X-Men" were telling the truth, causing the "original X-Men" to fade away, revealing themselves to be mere illusions generated by the mutant Mastermind, who finally revealed his presence to the X-Men. Donning the stolen Cerebro helmet, Mastermind recreated Cyclops, Marvel Girl and the Beast as solid illusions.

(X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Four) - The X-Men battled Mastermind's illusory X-Men without gaining the upper hand. As Mastermind gloated about how powerful he was while using Cerebro, Gambit came up with the idea to let Rogue absorb his and Colossus' mutant powers in hopes of being able to defeat Mastermind. Reluctantly agreeing, Rogue absorbed their powers and took the fight directly to Mastermind's illusory X-Men. When she attempted to absorb the powers and memories of the solid illusion X-Men, she instead absorbed the powers and memories of Mastermind himself, causing intense psychic feedback that rendered Mastermind unconscious. With Mastermind defeated, Colossus suggested that they clean up the mess before Professor X returned. Unfortunately for them, Professor X had returned and announced that there would demerits all around for allowing the situation with Mastermind escalate to such a level. Despite this, Professor X admitted that the demerits were outweighed by the pride he felt for his X-Men. When Rogue asked Professor X if he thought that actual mutants like Cyclops, Marvel Girl and Beast existed, Xavier simply replied that anything was possible.

Comments: Created by D. G. Chichester and Daerick Gross.

While normally the year 1963 would be topical, but since this is an alternate Earth, I see no reason to leave it topical. It could theoretically take place in 1963.

Several characters were seen only in Professor X's mind's eye when he used Cerebro to detect mutant signatures. While Blob, Storm and Wolverine were all seen, they were not identified so it's possible that in this reality, they did not use the same codenames as they did on Earth-616. Storm appeared in her "Giant-Size X-Men#1" costume, even though on Earth-616, she did not adopt that costume until well after the X-Men were formed and Wolverine did not appear in costume at all, suggesting that perhaps, in this reality, he never became a costumed superhero.

While the full real names of Colossus, Blob, Storm, Wolverine, Mastermind and Magneto were not revealed, one could assume they were Piotr Rasputin, Fred Dukes, Ororo Munroe, James Howlett, Jason Wyngarde and Max Eisenhardt, respectively.

Thanks to D. G. Chichester himself for the images!

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-The X-Men Formed With Different Members has no known connections to


BlobBlob

Blob appeared to be the same as his Earth-616 counterpart, other than being active in 1963 rather than the modern era. When Professor X used the prototype Cerebro, he learned of Blob's mutant nature.

 

--X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (seen only in Professor X's mind's eye)


Magneto Magneto

Magneto appeared to be the same as his Earth-616 counterpart, other than being active as Magneto in 1963 rather than the modern era. When Professor X used the prototype Cerebro, he located Magneto. Unbeknownst to the X-Men, Magneto had sent Mastermind to spy on them.

 

 

 

--X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (seen only in Professor X's mind's eye) (Part Three - BTS,


MastermindMastermind

Mastermind was an illusion-casting mutant servant of Magneto, just like his Earth-616 counterpart. Ordered to spy on the X-Men for Magneto, Mastermind trapped the X-Men in a realistic illusion in which three "new mutants" called Cyclops, Beast and Marvel Girl claimed that Professor X secretly performed experiments on them, even killing their teammates Iceman and Angel. While the X-Men were caught up in Mastermind's illusions, Mastermind himself snuck into the Xavier School and stole Xavier's prototype Cerebro helmet. When the X-Men began questioning the truth of Beast, Marvel Girl and Cyclops' accusations, Mastermind's illusion failed and Mastermind was forced to reveal himself to the X-Men. Donning the Cerebro helmet to boost his psychic abilities, Mastermind recreated Beast, Cyclops and Marvel Girl in physical form. In an effort to defeat the solid illusions, the X-Men allowed Rogue to absorb their powers to add to her own. When Rogue tried to also absorb the powers of the illusory X-Men, she instead absorbed the powers and memories of Mastermind himself, rendering Mastermind unconscious.

 

 

--X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (seen only on the "cover" of the story); (in shadow): X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Two; (fully seen): X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Three (Part Four,


Storm Storm

Storm appeared much the same as her Earth-616 counterpart, other than being as active in 1963 as a costumed superhuman rather than the modern era. When Professor X used the prototype Cerebro, he learned of Storm's mutant nature.

 

 

 

 

--X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (seen only in Professor X's mind's eye)


WolverineWolverine

Wolverine appeared much the same as his Earth-616 counterpart. When Professor X used the prototype Cerebro, he learned of Wolverine's mutant nature.

 

 

 

--X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (seen only in Professor X's mind's eye)


X-Men assemble The X-Men

The X-Men, like their Earth-616 counterparts, were a group of heroic mutants formed by Professor X. When Professor X left to investigate several mutant signatures detected by Cerebro, the X-Men began hearing rumblings in the sub-levels of the Mansion. Investigating, they found the rumblings originating from a mysterious door in the sub-levels. Unaware that Mastermind had arrived on the grounds of the Xavier School and had trapped them in an illusion, the X-Men burst through the mysterious door to find captive mutants claiming to be Xavier's original students whom Xavier had tortured and imprisoned. Unsure what to think, the X-Men followed these mutants (Cyclops, Beast and Marvel Girl) outside of the Mansion while Mastermind entered the Mansion and stole Xavier's prototype Cerebro helmet. When the X-Men started questioning the truth behind the other mutants' claims, they disappeared, revealing themselves to be illusions created by Mastermind, who revealed himself and donned Cerebro. His power amped up by Cerebro, Mastermind recreated Cyclops, Beast and Marvel Girl to battle the X-Men, who allowed Rogue to absorb all of their powers. Powered up herself, Rogue took the fight directly to the illusory X-Men, absorbing Mastermind's powers and abilities into herself when she tried to absorb the powers of the illusory X-Men, causing psychic feedback that left Mastermind unconscious. Professor X soon returned and congratulated the X-Men on their victory despite the demerits they would suffer for allowing the situation to escalate to such a degree.

--X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (Part Two, Part Three, Part Four


images: (without ads)
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One, p5, splash page (X-Men, main image)
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One, p11, pan2 (Blob, Magneto, Storm & Wolverine)
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Three, p9, pan1 (Mastermind)
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Two, "cover"  (X-Men)


Appearances:
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part One (January, 2000) - D. G. Chichester (writer), Daerick Gross (art), Gregg Sanderson (editor)
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Two (January, 2000) - D. G. Chichester (writer), Daerick Gross (art), Gregg Sanderson (editor)
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Three (January, 2000) - D. G. Chichester (writer), Daerick Gross (art), Gregg Sanderson (editor)
X-Men Cyber Comic: Twisted History - Part Four (January, 2000) - D. G. Chichester (writer), Daerick Gross (art), Gregg Sanderson (editor)


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Last Updated: 11/22/13

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