Did Nightcrawler Deliberately Kill Captain America? X-Men Spoilers

Immortal X-Men #7 is the biggest, most impactful Judgment Day tie-in published by Marvel Comics today, even though it wasn't entirely sold that way. And it also has some future predictions worth taking note of.

Immortal X-Men #7
Immortal X-Men #7

So that's a few more details of whatever the big United Nations plan that Starfox had set up in previous issues of Judgment Day, and may be worth taking a note of.

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
AXE: Judgment Day #4

But things don't quite go to plan, and the Celestial is set to blow the world up in the manner of the American Electoral College. And Nightcrawler would like a glimpse of possible futures himself, courtesy of Destiny.

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Immortal X-Men #7

So when we saw this in Judgement Day #5…

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
AXE: Judgment Day #5

Nightcrawler may not be entirely honest with Steve Rogers.

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
Immortal X-Men #7

So while they were teleporting up to the North Pole to confront the Celestial…

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
AXE: Judgment Day #5

We now know that Nightcrawler was doing something else in the journey, taking DNA from his subject.

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Immortal X-Men #7

So when Captain America confronted the Cesestial, psychically streamed around the world, baffling the Celestial.

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
AXE: Judgment Day #5

It was all part of Nightcrawler's plan, to be incinerated alongside Steve Rogers.

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Immortal X-Men #7

Make no bones about it, the X-Men killed Captain America for PR purposes. The destruction of many other heroes as seen previously…

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
AXE: Judgment Day #5

Is all part of this plan.

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Immortal X-Men #7

Even Krakoa creates a feint so as not give the game away to an omniscient being.

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Immortal X-Men #7

And now we know, the return of Steve Rogers…

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
AXE: Judgment Day #5

… is something that was played for and got.

How Immortal X-Men #7 Rewrites Marvel's Judgment Day
AXE: Judgment Day #5

Humans, as mutants, come back naked.

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Immortal X-Men #7

With Steve Rogers having no idea that this was all planned, from the get go. And maybe he never will. While Nightcrawler sets up the greatest betrayal of all.

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Immortal X-Men #7

Orchis and Krakoa, teaming up. Nightcrawler is really going to earn his horns is he not?

IMMORTAL X-MEN #7
MARVEL COMICS
AUG220785
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Lucas Werneck (CA) Mark Brooks
A SERIOUS BAMF! – A.X.E. TIE-IN! Even if you're the heart of the X-Men, there're days you want to tear out people's heart. Judgment day is one of them. What extreme steps will Nightcrawler take in the name of the Spark? Rated T+In Shops: Oct 12, 2022 SRP: $3.99

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