A nuclear facility has been infiltrated and taken over by the Shadow King! With nuclear missiles now aimed at both Utopia and New York, the lives of Earth's heroes hang in the balance. X-Force heads into action, but to save the world, they must make a terrible choice. In order to prevent a nuclear holocaust, Wolverine and his team must kill every last person working in the facility. X-Force can save the day, but at what cost?
Deadpool is trying to get into an army base, supervised by Wolverine. Fantomex is guiding Deathlok through The World and they discuss whether it should be destroyed or closed to ensure Weapon Infinity will never get out again. Psylocke is doing a therapy session with Warren to find out when Archangel first appeared in him. She locks him back in a psychic cage afterwards.
Wolverine calls her and Warren to go looking for Deadpool who disappeared during his mission in Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. Together with Fantomex the four of them break into the facility where Psylocke notices the Shadow King's psychic reign. He manages to disable her and to mind-control Wolverine and Archangel, as he has only done with Deadpool. Deathlok is safe with his telepathic dampening blades but is disarmed (literally) by Wolverine. Psylocke undergoes a psychic battle with the Shadow King who tries to disrupt her by evoking her brothers.
The Shadow King manages to free Archangel from his psychic cell, hoping to use him against the others. But in a twist, Archangel turns on him and kills a guard who had his hands on a bomb to stop him from launching it. When the others discover him with the dead soldier, they are unsure what to say or think about this development.