Virgil and Richie have a big fight, testing their friendship and forcing Static to deal with the villain Slipstream on his own.
A giant amoeba, mutated from the Big Bang, begins attacking the city.
Nightcrawler gets a mysterious message. He is informed that his birth mother (whom he never knew) is in trouble. He turns to the X-Men for assistance. Jubilee is baffled that Nightcrawler wants to help the mother who abandoned him -- she has never known her birth parents and feels pretty hostile toward them, whoever they are. Nightcrawler admits there has been pain, but his faith in God has helped him overcome her rejection. The plot thickens when one of the team members recognizes Nightcrawler's mother's voice. There are more 'bloodlines' here than anyone imagined, including the Friends of Humanity who arranged this 'reunion' in the first place.moreless
While vacationing in Europe, Wolverine, Gambit, and Rogue hear of a local legend about a blue-skinned demon terrorizing an isolated town. They investigate, and not only discover that the demon is actually a mutant called Nightcrawler, but the nature of faith in the face of adversary.moreless
A founding member of the X-Men, named Iceman, breaks into a government facility. He refuses to trust his former teammates about his reasons for doing so, but when Jubilee aids him in his quest, it leads to the team going up against another group of mutants, known as X-Factor.moreless