Professor X gather the X-Men to find a new powerful being. Elsewhere, the Stranger is drawn to Magneto’s base. Magneto and Mastermind show the Stranger their mutant powers. Then, the Stranger shows the Brotherhood his power and destroys the base with a single blast of power. The Stranger also turns Mastermind into solid matter. Angel finds where Magneto is and the X-Men battle the evil mutants. Shortly after, the Stranger teleports away with Magneto and Toad, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are left behind, and the X-Men invite them to join the group, as they deny, saying that they will go back to Europe. Mastermind is also left behind, and the X-Men take him to the X-Mansion for analyses of his health.
Meanwhile, Magneto tries to force the Stranger into joining his mutants but the Stranger rebels and easily defeat and imprisons Magneto and Toad in a strange cocoon. The X-Men report to the Professor and he warns them that the Stranger could destroy the universe. The X-Men find the Stranger but the Stranger leaves the Earth, taking Magneto and Toad with him.
This is the first appearence of The Stranger.