Who is who in the teaser for the sequel to House of X, Inferno?
Even though “The Hellfire Gala” has only just begun, Hell is set to be the next major X-Men storyline. As Marvel’s mutant heroes reunite to protect Krakoa, some of the island nation’s darkest secrets are about to be revealed. Mark Brooks’ new screenplay teaser only adds fuel to the fire, teasing a number of longtime storylines who eventually broke out in an event from Jonathan Hickman, Valerio Schiti, RB Silva and Stefano Caselli.
Now here are all the clues that might be hidden in the Hell teaser, and what they might mean for the future of the X-Men and the rest of Krakoa.
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In the center of Hell is Mystic, the morally flexible shapeshifter. A longtime nemesis of the X-Men and a current member of the Quiet Council, Mystique seeks to revive his late wife, Destiny. But thanks to the machinations of Charles Xavier, Magneto, and a secretly restored Moira MacTaggert, all precognitive mutants – including Destiny – have been kept away from resurrection protocols lest their powers lead to instability in Krakoa predicting his failure. Unbeknownst to this trio – who also currently roam the Destiny diaries – Mystique had been warned of the eventuality and vowed to burn Krakoa if his wife was not revived.
This seems to be the central element of Hell, with the four at the center of the framed teaser in front of Krakoa himself – Mystique holding Destiny’s separate helmet making it clear that this will be a major part of the event. Notably, a fifth mutant also accompanies them: Emma Frost, one of the heads of the Hellfire Trading Company and a member of the Silent Council. She quietly teased Xavier and Magneto about Moira when opening a hospital in Madripoor, suggesting that she may know more than anyone thinks, and that knowledge – as well as her prominent place. globally after Hellfire Gala – could place her in a more vital position before Hell.
THE RESURRECTION PROTOCOLS
One of Krakoa’s greatest advances as a company has been the creation of Mutant Technologies – an official term for combining mutant powers in new ways – as a concept and formation of resurrection protocols in House of X, which allows the Five – Hope Summers, Egg, Exilir, Tempus, and Proteus – to effectively resurrect any fallen mutant into a new body. A telepath can then use Cerebro, who has spent years updating his archive of mutant identities, to insert their memories and spirit into the new bodies. In essence, the Five gave immortality to the mutant population of Krakoa.
While this gave countless dead mutants a new chance at life and helped restore the species following events such as decimation and M-Pox, it also raised major issues. . In addition to the precog ban, the Five ran into people like Beast and Xavier, who used or refused Resurrection Protocols at their own discretion. This could spark further conflict within Krakoa, especially if the Five start to resist orders – which could be indicated by their turning away from Xavier and Magneto. Notably, Storm – who has yet to be resurrected – is positioned opposite Proteus, suggesting that she may have a role to play in their future.
CALM BOARD DISORDER
The Silent Council features a mix of classic X-Men, former team enemies, and the mutant genre’s most notable leaders. The winter branch of the Silent Council is populated by three major villains: Mystique, Exodus, and Mister Sinister. During their tenure on the Board, Exodus and Sinister developed a strong animosity for each other. While Sinister was quick to publicly mock Exodus, the latter bided his time – but Hell the teaser shows them pointing at each other and furious, suggesting that a conflict is finally on the horizon. It could end up having to do with Sinister’s secret cloning farm, which, if discovered, could cause chaos in Krakoa and throw the Quiet Council – and the Hellions – into disarray.
Another long-simmering conflict is that between Kate Pryde and Sebastian Shaw, both members of the Quiet Council and the Hellfire Trading Company. Shaw murdered Red Queen Pryde, who was eventually resurrected and – along with Emma Frost and Storm – took revenge on Shaw and left him in a shattered body. Shaw has probably been planning his revenge ever since, and the fact that he’s standing in the teaser instead of in his wheelchair suggests that his return to power could come sooner rather than later, forcing Emma and Kate potentially to step back. defensive.
THE FIVE TOMBS
Perhaps the most intriguing element of the teaser is the five fallen mutants, lying on the ground beneath their ever-moving allies. In the Age of Resurrection, it’s rare to see a mutant actually arrested for any real length of time – but this teaser suggests an unfortunate fate for five longtime X-Men. Havok, Polaris, Marvel Girl, Gambit, and Wolverine can be seen lying in the dirt, seemingly unconscious, or possibly even dead. Given the importance of these five – especially Marvel Girl and Polaris, both of whom are on the new X-Men roster – it’s possible something could happen that prevents them from being revived as easily as they are. ‘they have been so far. Havok is a particular wild card, considering the way he worked to revive Madelyne Pryor – who was at the heart of the original. Hell scenario.
These five potentially dead beings raise many additional questions about Nightcrawler’s presence in the teaser. The X-Men veteran can be seen teleporting to the stage next to Moira, suggesting that Mystique’s estranged son could be crucial to the event. His recent attempts to codify a mutant religion have proven difficult for the typically jovial figure, with his recent allies, Doctor Nemesis and the Legion, putting him in the spotlight. return of Onslaught as a psychic threat to Krakoa. One of his biggest questions has been what religion means even in a world where mutants can be revived with little consequence, so maybe fallen mutants can play a role in his investigation – just like the question. to know what it means that certain mutants do not have been revived, and the morality of such a decision.
X OF FALLOUT SWORDS
Even though it’s been a while since X of swords, the repercussions of this event can still be felt on Krakoa – with two lingering plot threads teased to be re-approached by the Hell teasing. Bei of the Blood Moon was a sword-bearer of Arakko, the other mutant nation that was previously trapped in Amenth. They slowly aligned with Krakoa, as with Khorra of the Burning Flame joining the Six as part of SWORD Despite Arakko coming to Earth, Bei remained with her new husband, Cypher. The pair can be seen in the teaser with Cypher’s longtime friend Warlock standing over his shoulder, suggesting the pair may finally have to deal with the latter’s growing distance from the alien.
Meanwhile, the Grand Captains are the primary military spirits of Krakoa – with Cyclops, Bishop, and Magik having great authority over the protection of the island. Since the fourth Captain Gorgon was killed in the Underworld for X of swords and cannot be fully revived with his mind intact, there will have to be a new captain. The teaser positions Psylocke in this position, which would normally be promising given his recent roles as a major heroic figure in Krakoa – were it not for the fact that Psylocke was secretly blackmailed by Mister Sinister, giving him a secret advantage over his choices.
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