WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for X Deaths of Wolverine #5. X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine from the X-Men series have come to an end, almost the same as Hell, the event that set the stage for the two miniseries”. Wolverine was successful in his attempt to save Professor X from an assassination attempt in time by Omega Red and Mikhail Rasputin. However, what Logan and the X-Men hadn’t anticipated was a second assault from Moira MacTaggert, their former ally-turned-enemy and secret founder of their society Krakoa. After losing his mutant ability to reincarnate into HellMoira set off on the warpath against the mutants, her final form rivaling that of the Mad Titan, Thanos.
X Wolverine Deaths #5 by Benjamin Percy, Federico Vicentini, Dijjo Lima, and Cory Petit of VC ends with the current Moira MacTaggert transforming into her cybernetic form seen in the future Omega Wolverine timeline. Of course, this timeline took place thousands of years in the future, with Wolverine being the only mutant left alive. At some point in this alternate future, Moira turns against mutants and humanity, becoming one with the machines. She is the reason Omega Wolverine returns to the past in order to stop him and prevent this hellish future from happening.
Unfortunately, after killing Banshee and sneaking into Krakoa, the current Moira is responsible for Omega Wolverine’s Phalanx infection that invaded her body. As the X-Men fight to stop Omega Wolverine, Moira dies vowing revenge. Of course, Moira hasn’t really died since she transferred her psyche into a new cybernetic body. Crawling out of its own grave, the Omega-Moira is destined to bring about the endgame for the X-Men.
Thanos was the ultimate final boss of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga, having appeared in the 2012 mid-credits scene. The Avengers. Each introduction of an Infinity Stone led to the moment Thanos and his Black Order unleashed their evil plan by Avengers: Infinity Warand Earth’s Mightiest Heroes responded in Avengers: Endgame. This dramatic shift in events for the X-Men and Moira MacTaggert is surprising, especially considering how its status quo was repositioned when Jonathan Hickman became “Chief of X” in the Marvel offices. In two years, she went from mutant savior to public enemy number one. No one would have guessed that Moira could be the cause of mutantkind’s downfall.
Next up for the X-Men is “Destiny of X,” an all-new publishing initiative kicking off with new titles like Immortal X-Men, Legion of X, X-Men Red, and Knights of X. can’t get too comfortable, however, as a crossover event with the Avengers and the Eternals titled Judgment Day is right around the corner and is slated for this summer.
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