Immortal X-Men #1 Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret (Spoilers)

Immortal X-Men #1 is outand, along the way, it reveals a big secret about Mister Sinister that overnight transforms everything about his time on Krakoa, and before. As House Of X and Powers Of X revealed, courtesy of Moira Mactaggert, was that Mister Sinister was an early recruit to setting up Krakoa, where he joined the governing Quiet Council.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

Mister Sinister itself now appears to be living in a body that is a chimaera created using the body of Thunderbird. In the House Of X/Power Of X series, we learn that in the future, Mister Sinister will create more chimaera, combining DNA of mutants to create new individuals.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

And we get a break down of Rasputin, a chimaera in the future, and from where – and whom – their DNA originated.

Sinister Plans

A combination of Quentin Quire, Nightcrawler, Kate Pryde, X-23 and Unus The Untouchable. And so Rasputin appeared in Power Of X…

House Of X

With the Krakoan system of resurrecting mutants, with the five creating new bodies and Charles Xavier bringing back their souls, there have been questions and suggestions as to what would happen if mutant minds were put into other bodies, or what if the process was carried out when a mutant was alive, creating duplicates. But it seems that Xavier thought of this… and has forbidden Sinister from making copies of mutants, as he did Madelyne Pryor from Jean Grey.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

So he's not allowed to make copies, what can he do? Marvel's Incoming showed us what was coming down the pipe.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

Making something new from something old. Chimaeras on Krakoa now, not a hundred years hence. Later, in X-Men #7, the concept that will feed into the desire for chimaera is beginning. As mutants leave wills before they die -and are then resurrected, requesting such chimaera possibilities.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

Why not indeed, Nightcrawler? One day you'll end up as part of Rasputin. Colossus was already talking about coming back better in X-Force #8.Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

And Domino encounters the results of, well, a very crude version of a chimaera as well…

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

And in Hellions #15, Kwannon, the new Psylocke, shares Sinister plans with Tarn The Uncaring of the Lucus Vile of Arakko.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

Plans that seem to disturb Tarn rather, an Arakki mutant with the power to rearrange DNA himself. Something Sinister might well take an interest in.

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

After all, all Sinister wanted from the Hellions' journey to Amenth was DNA samples for his own work. And what is that work?

Time For Mr Sinister To Create Krakoan Chimera (Hellions #15 Spoilers)

Creating chimaera, and more importantly, creating chimaera with Arrakko and Krakoans.

Immortal X-Men Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret

And today in Immortal X-Men #1, we learn that he also continued his cloning farms away from Krakoa, and this is where he has been doing his most genius of work. And I am reminded of the movie Primer, which established a rule of time travel that you could never travel back further in time than when you turned the time machine on. At that point, future versions of yourself could then travel to your present, but never further back. Until someone sent one of those operating time machines from the future to the present, which now extended that time travelling window further to the past. A clever trick, lifting yourself by your own bootstraps. And maybe Mister Sinister was paying attention.

Immortal X-Men Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret

Because Mister Sinister is a pre-cognitive. The very kind of individual who Moira Mactaggert wanted banned from Krakoa. But his precognition is not from time travelling, or his mutant power, it is something far more… sinister.

Immortal X-Men Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret

Because, just like Destiny, he knows the future. He knows what is coming. And can prepare for it.

Immortal X-Men Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret

It is also what gives him greater insight. How does he know that Colossus has been compromised by Russia. Could it be because he has seen it happen? Just as what will happen if and when Hope Summers is elected to the Quiet Council? But how?

Immortal X-Men Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret

And he even gets to spoil the very comic book that he is appearing in. And this is how he does it. First, please note the principle of Cyclops' Gun here at play.

Immortal X-Men Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret

By Act 3 of this storyline, someone has to shoot the Cyclops Eyeball Gun at someone. This is a law of fiction that writer Kieron Gillen is deliberately playing by. Optic blast eyeballs heading your way. But what else has he weaponised?

Immortal X-Men Reveals Mister Sinister's Krakoan Secret

Moira Mactaggert herself. He has been cloning a chimera of himself of Moira, repeatedly, killing them, saving the memories from when they restart their lives and timeline, and proceeding accordingly. And, from the chart, has been doing this many, many times. This is not the Tenth Life of Moira Mactaggert. It is not even the 10b life, after Orchis changed the past with their Days Of Future ripoff. No, the entire Marvel Universe, as it now stands, is probably the 283rd life of Mister Nathaniel Essex. And he'd probably reset it all again if he realised he'd chosen the wrong cravat for supper…

IMMORTAL X-MEN #1
MARVEL COMICS
JAN220809
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Lucas Werneck (CA) Mark Brooks
IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM! The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better… or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) returns to the world of X with artist Lucas Werneck (TRIAL OF MAGNETO) to bring us all into the room where it happens. "It" being "the most powerful people on Earth deciding the fate of the whole planet." Prepare for sinister secrets to be revealed and learn that some secrets are more sinister than others… RATED T+In Shops: Mar 30, 2022 SRP: $5.99

 

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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