Friday, March 13, 2015

X-men Supreme Issue #116: Weapon Plus Part 4 is LIVE!


The stage is set for another monumental battle in the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. Fantomex, the latest product of Weapon X, has tricked the X-men with his cunning to aid his mission. He now finds himself on Genosha at a time when Genosha is a critical ally for the X-men and the world as a whole. In his desire to become the ultimate living weapon, he intends to use Genosha's Warlock technology to create the World. Its creation will effectively end any hopes of peace between humans and mutants. It could also effectively end Sage's doomed research into techno-orgnaic material in the worst possible way.

There have been a great many X-men stories where many different conflicts converge. The Weapon Plus arc involves many characters and sub-plots, some of which have been unfolding since the Civilization No Longer Lost arc. There's General Grimshaw, Captain Freeman, and President Kelly. There's Colonel Wraith, Reverend William Stryker, and Graydon Creed. There's Sage, Bishop, Jubilee, and the mutants of District X. Even X-23, a character who went out of her way to distance herself from Wolverine and the X-men, is now involved. These are all major players in the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. The conflict with Fantomex has touched them all, but its effects will go beyond Weapon X.

When certain stories converge in X-men, it's not always smooth. Some characters get caught in the crossfire who had no desire to be part of this conflict. This has happened a number of times throughout this fanfiction series. Events like the Cambrian Explosion affect characters who had no knowledge of the conflict. In this arc, Genosha and the Brotherhood of Mutants were never involved with Weapon Plus at any point. For once, Wanda Maximoff and the Brotherhood of Mutants did their part. They went along with the X-men and with General Grimshaw in crafting the fragile peace that emerged from Magneto's disappearance after Time Bomb. And because of the X-men and Fantomex's cunning, they stand to lose a great deal.

It's part of the chaos that comes along with the conflict between humans and mutants. The X-men do their best to manage that chaos, but sometimes it's unavoidable. And often times, there's a low margin for error. Throughout X-men Supreme, the Brotherhood of Mutants have failed to do the right thing when given a chance. This time, they actually are the victims in Fantomex's conflict. And because of that, the effect will go beyond the damage. They're now part of this conflict with the X-men. And they'll be part of the aftermath, however it turns out. That conflict finally ends today in the final issue of the Weapon Plus arc. It's an arc that will spark the next round of changes in this fanfiction series.

X-men Supreme Issue 116: Weapon Plus Part 4

As the chaos unfolds in X-men Supreme Volume 5: Dark Truths, the X-men inch closer to the final conflict that will reshape their world. In every volume of this fanfiction series, there is a moment that shakes the foundation of the X-men and the world they fight to protect. Parts of that moment have been building for quite some time now. Some of those moments began as far back as X-men Supreme Volume 2: War Powers. The conflict with Fantomex will get them closer, but it's just another step in the process. As always, it's very important that I know I'm taking the necessary steps towards making this chaos awesome. Fantomex was a difficult character to write because he's somewhat underdeveloped in the comics. I wanted to make him special here in X-men Supreme. And the only way I know I succeeded is if people take the time to review my work. Either post it directly in the issue or contact me directly. I want to make X-men Supreme as awesome as possible, especially if this ends up being the final volume. Until next time, take care and best wishes. Excelsior!

Jack

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