||X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan; James Howlett]; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Shadowcat [Kitty Pryde]; Emma Frost];
Hisako Ichiki; Professor X [Charles Xavier] (hallucination); Danger; Ord;
Hellfire Club [Cassandra Nova; Perfection [White Queen]; Sebastian Shaw; Negasonic Teenage Warhead [Ellie Phiminster]];
S.W.O.R.D [Abigail Brand; Sydren; Lockheed]
||The White Queen induces hallucinations causing Shadowcat to think that she and Colossus have a son who is in danger. She frees her "son," in reality removing the Shi'ar artificial body housing Cassandra Nova's intelligence. Cassandra Nova appears to have won until Cyclops arrives. Lockheed is revealed to be the "mole" working for S.W.O.R.D. Wolverine's personality is restored by beer.
||The discrepancy between this issue and earlier implications in New X-Men (2001 series) that Cassandra Nova was Ernst is not explained.