The Hellions are in trouble when the old X-Men villain Arcade combines his Murderworld dramas with the realistic illusions of Mastermind.

Warning! Spoilers for Hellions # 9 below!

It’s a new era for him X Menbut old enemies Arcade Y Brain are still causing problems for Hellions. Despite the majority of the mutant population on the living island of Krakoa, not all of their enemies were willing to put aside their animosity and be forgiven for their crimes to work together for a mutually beneficial future. One such person appears to be Jason Wynegarde, a former member of the Hellfire Club who seemingly conspires against his long-time enemies despite their help in bringing him back to life. Mastermind tricks and subdues the Hellions of Krakoa, his Suicide squad Of loose cannons and unpredictable mutants perfect for dangerous missions, for his partner who also has a history with the X-Men, the bow tie killer with a flair for deadly drama, Arcade.

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Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne in Marvel Team # 65Arcade makes up for its mysterious and conflicting origins by being a nefarious assassin who kills his assigned victims with Murderworld, a playground / amusement park themed death trap. Concerned more about playing the game than spending or winning, Arcade has attempted to kill various Marvel heroes, including the X-Men, their allies, and other mutant teams related to X. Over the years, Arcade’s abilities and His updates to Murderworld have become more impressive and dangerous, as he was responsible for the attack on the Avengers Academy, aided Kraven’s Great Hunt, and created the simulation similar to Total Recall in Black widow. Jason Wynegard, also known as Mastermind, was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to X-Men # 4 and was originally a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants with the ability to engulf people within realistic auditory and sensory illusions. He later tried to join the Hellfire Club, but his audition failed while trying to control Jean Gray, possessed by Phoenix. his transformation into the Dark Phoenix. He continued to be an enemy of the X-Men until he succumbed to the Legacy Virus.

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After being brought back to life thanks to the X-Men’s resurrection protocols, Wynegarde appeared to have reformed as he helped his former enemies fight off the zombies Cotati and Genoshan Mutate during Empyre. But in Hellions # 9 By Zeb Wells and Stephen Segovia, he appears to have returned to his villainous roots by targeting the dangerous X-Men team. He sets up a meeting with Mr. Sinister and takes him captive after poisoning him and then invites the Hellions to New York under false pretenses of cooperation with Krakoa and his Silent Council. When he reveals to have manipulated the entire situation, he subjects the Hellions to an intense and creative glove of psychological torment that leaves the entire team unconscious. Having warmed them up, Mastermind passes the baton on to his new partner, Arcade.

Over the years, Arcade has evolved beyond the cheap but dangerous tricks of amusement parks to become a legitimate threat to anyone unlucky enough to be on its peripheral. He remarkably improved both his focus and chances for Murderworld in 2012. Avengers Arena when a special suit allowed him near-divine powers within Murderworld itself, which he used to manipulate and kill sixteen kidnapped teenage superheroes. Although defeated, his work continued to improve and he now has the powers of Mastermind, which give him access to the psyche of his victims and the ability to alter perceptions of reality. Brain He is powerful enough to fool not only Hellions but even those of Krakoa, such as the Silent Council, making his threat even greater.

Considering the effect his work has had on seasoned heroes like Black Widow, the Hellions they are neither prepared nor ready for the physical and mental horrors that await them from this deadly collaboration. Requests for the following issue describe that they are at the mercy of Arcade and a new psychological Murderworld, which will probably be a roller coaster in the X Men it will probably not be forgotten for a long time.

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