At Fontane College, the Beast is faced with the responsibility of being an advocate for mutant rights!
The student Adrian Castorp is playing the piano in a room when Helen Williams says to him that he has to go to a student meeting, but he says no. The meeting is about how to stop the mitigate the public's concern about the "growing mutant menace" around the country--the students think the mutants are being treated like abused minorities and want to help them. One of the leaders points out that Senator Robert Kelly, the proponent of the Mutant Registration Act, will be there soon, as will mutant Hank McCoy.
Some days later Beast, Iceman and Cloud arrive at the campus and meet up with Adrian. Beast sees that he has six fingers in his hand, which used to be the name of the same demonic group that had transformed Isaac Christian into Gargoyle. Adrian, thouhgh a mutant, seems unhappy about Beast's presence.
Meanwhile in the Defender's base, Gargoyle says to Dolly he is amazed about what he had seen inside Moondragon, and that after all she is a good person. In another room Angel and Candy are talking about Chris Larmouth and that now he has to be in stasis because what happened last issue. In her room, Moondragon is meditating, when she feels some unexpected pain.
Back to the University, a woman shouts and the three Defenders run towards her room, to find Adrian on the ground. The woman says he is epileptic. Beast finds a crushed Walkman in his room.
Later Bobby and Cloud talk about their feelings for each other and Bobby's problem with her being a boy. Cloud explains to him that she doesn't actually know who she is. Bobby finally begins to get over his bias over his/her gender.
Senator Kelly arrives and an angry mob shouts at him about racism and against the Mutant Registration Act. After Beast's speech, Adrian ask him why he acts like a clown when the mutants need a defender. Beast is speechless. Later Beast goes talk to Adrian and he says he is also a mutant, with six fingers and infra red vision, and how super-heroes don't care about useless mutants like him.
Next morning, during the Senator Robert Kelly's speech, Adrian tries to attack him but is stopped by the Defenders. In the fight a riot starts in the crowd and Iceman tries to explain that by attacking Kelly, Adrian is giving legitimacy to Kelly's speech. At the end Cloud shoots lightning at Adrian and destroys some equipment he has under his clothes. It turns out that his enhanced strength was just from an exo-skeleton he needed to wear because his body was wearing out due to his mutation. Later Beast makes another speech, defending mutants' rights.
At the end, in her room, Moondragon is fighting against something evil inside her mind.