Wolverine asks if they perished in vain, but Cardinal assures him that “we’ve got it.”
Over at the Tower of Nimord the Lesser/The Human-Machine Monolith, two followers arrive for an audience with their leader, bringing Cylobel and the news that a group of mutants penetrated the Nexus for an unknown quantity of information. Nimrod apologizes about trying to wipe out mutant kind, but Cylobel isn’t having any of it, promising to erase him from existence. This only excites Nimord, who reveals a plan to capture mutants and reducing them down to raw data to better understand what he calls “the mutant anomaly.”
Finally, it’s a quick trip to The Archive of Nimrod The Greater/the Mutant Library in X³: The X-Men. Year One Thousand.
A being known as the Librarian bemoans the fact that mutant test subjects are beginning to deteriorate and there’s nothing he can do to stop it. Nimord, now a floating machine, blames himself, but the Librarian stalls the self-pity, assuring Nimrod that he succeeded in creating a database of mutants so as to have a better understanding of them in wartime. The Librarian extols the virtues of preserving the past, so that sins won’t be repeated.
POWERS OF X #1 ends with a primal couple emerging into a forest...
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