There’s no scarcity of enemies launching an assault on the mutant nation of Krakoa – and in opposition to mutantkind itself — inside the pages of Legion of X. One of these foes, although, simply acquired some assist — and it is come from an X-Man’s member of the family who hasn’t at all times been pleasant to her adopted son.
Sorcerer Margali Szardos — Nightcrawler’s adoptive mom — has simply revealed she’s betrayed her son’s form in Legion of X #9, written by Si Spurrier, drawn by Netho Diaz, Sean Parsons and Álvaro López, coloured by Java Tartaglia and lettered by VC’s Clayton Cowles. And she’s betrayed them to none aside from the highly effective anti-mutant conglomerate often called Orchis.
Around the globe, mutants have just lately been experiencing random and infrequently excessive secondary mutations, as evidenced by Nightcrawler’s ram-like horns sprouting from his head as first seen in concern #7. Tracking the supply of those mutations leads the workforce of Nightcrawler, Pixie, Doctor Stasis and the brand new Black Knight Jackie Chopra to Bavaria — residence to Nightcrawler’s stepmom.
Pixie determines briefly order that Margali is accountable for the mutations, which Margali rapidly proves by triggering a grotesque mutation of Stasis, incapacitating him. Stopping an outright assault on his stepmother by the Black Knight, Nightcrawler neutralizes Jackie as Margali reveals she’s been appearing on the behest of Orchis. Their troopers then step ahead and tranquilize Pixie and prepare their weapons on Nightcrawler. The causes for Margali’s betrayal are unclear, at the very least for now.