Story:Memories of the Project
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence.
Characters featured: Wolverine-Logan, General William Strkyer, Victor
Creed-Sabretooth, and David Nord-Maverick (the X-men make
Summary: Using Strkyer's mutant database files and Cerebro, Xavier
discovers Magneto's new recruits, and Logan remembers his time under
the General, and his alliegance with Sabretooth in the Weapon X
Disclaimer: all characters featured are owned by Marvel and/or Fox
entertainment. no money is made, you all know the deal.
So much had changed at Xavier's Institute for Gifted Youngsters, for
one it was fall now, as the leaves on the trees were changing color
and making way for winter. Jean had died sacrificing herself to save
the others, but even more mutants came forward to fight for the dream
that one day they might be accepted into society. As Professor X and
Kitty Pride, called Shadowcat by her teammates, and Jubilee (both had
recently accepted the Professor's offer to join the X-men) along with
Banshee, the four of them worked placing the mutant database files
William Stryker had collected over his years of survelliance into the
computers of the school, to keep better track of the growing mutant
population and to keep tabs on hopeful recruits.
"I have to give you credit to one thing you mutant hating
bastard" ,said Sean Cassidy. "You definately knew how to keep track
of us mutants." Kitty and Jubilee both shivered thinking about
Stryker, as he was the one who led the attack on the school, that
Jubilee had been taken hostage in. "Yes Sean he did, but we must not
let it scare us, although I did my best to save both William and
Jason, Jason never was really able to accept that he was different
and turned on his family and Stryker was so driven by rage it
destroyed him in the end, as much as I hate to say it, he quite
probably never would've stopped hunting us",replied Charles.
"To be honest, Prof"replied Jubilee,"I understand why he did it, we
should've been more worried had he not lost it after what his son did
to his own mother." "I feel the same way, he was just so full of
grief he would never comes to terms with it,"answered Kitty in
kind. "Aye, lasses I believe that as well,"said Sean as they finished
transfering the last of the files over to the school's own databases.
"Cerebro has detected several new mutants, allied with Magneto", said
Charles,"let's search through and see if we can discover anything
about these new recruits," As he sent out a telepathic message to the
team - X-men meet in the War room in 30 minutes -. The four were able
to find the recruits to his old friend Erik's cause:
A young man in his mid twenties with silver hair was shown.
Mutant power: the ability to move up to almost 200 mph speeds, his
brain also works the same fashion, giving him reflexes that go beyond
Twin brother of Wanda Maximoff
A woman of the same age wearing red, with jet black hair.
Name: Wanda Maximoff
Codename: Scarlet Wtich
Mutant power: the abilty to create "hexes" that alter the laws of
probability in her favor, making the impossible become reality, such
as controlling another mutants power and bending it to her will.
Twin sister of Pietro Maximoff
A man Charles had seen before showed on screen.
Mutant power: eyes giving him the appearnce of a large feline,
superhuman strength, agility, senses, and a healing factor allowing
him to survive almost any attack, razor sharp claws on each finger of
both hands. Member of Project Weapon X.
Another man the X-men had fought before was shown
Name: Mortimer Toynbee
Mutant power: unusually strong legs allowing him to leap over great
distances and giving him kicking strength, a 20 foot long tongue that
he can use to grab hold of an opponent or object, a slime that he
spits from his mouth to suffocate his enemies.
And finally, one man wtih long blonde hair, pale skin and blood red
eyes Charles had heard of, but doubted his existence.
Name: Arkady Rossovich
Codename: Omega Red
Mutant power: a specially made suit of armor, forged from
carbonadium, a flexible version of adamantium, imprevious to
virtually any attack, tentacles made of the same substance that shoot
out of either hand, once wrapped around a victim, he can then drain
the life from them, therby sustaining his own. Was turned into Omega
Red by the Soviet Union, hoping to make the pyschopathic Arkady in
the Soviet version of Captain America, unfortuantely he was too
strong for his superiors to control. Later he was neutralized by
Wolverine, Sabretooth and Maverick, Project Weapon X.
"That's strange, Charles", said Sean,"who the bloody hell is
30 minutes later in the War room
"And those are the new allies Magneto has under his command,
especially with the last one, it makes him more dangerous than ever,
Logan are you alright?"asked Charles. "Chuck, I've met him before, we
barely survived fighting that red-eyed bastard."
"We, Logan? Are you remembering some of you past, how?" "I don't know
Chuck, just seeing him and Creed, it helped me remember the Project,
well before it anyway. Look up the name...Maverick."
A man in his late 30s with brown hair, carrrying two large
handguns ,and wearing a unique body suit filled the screen.
Name: David Nord
Occupation: Mercenary for hire
Mutant power: Absorption of kinetic impact into his own body, from a
punch, a fall, or even a energy blast, he can then use the stored
power to release energy bolts. To make him like other members of
Weapon X, his DNA was altered to retard his aging process
Weaponry: High-powered automatic handguns with armor piercing
bullets, thermite grenades, and a suit of armor of unknown compostion
which he can turn on to shield his own body from harm.
Everyone in the room looked at Logan for an answer, "Long story, but
Creed, Nord and me we worked together during the Cold War, we were
black ops in the CIA, until we were recruited by Stryker." Logan
leaned aganist a wall of the War room as he spoke."I don't know how
old Creed is, and Maverick doesn't age along with us other two, I do
remember bits and pieces from before, it's fleeting but it's a
start." "May I, Logan?" asked Charles, "knock yourself out Chuck."
Charles began to concentrate on Logan's mind and he was right, it
wasn't much, but it was more than they had earlier that day. Charles
saw images even from WW2, among other pieces, Logan shaking hands
with Captain America, right before they were going in to liberate one
of the Nazi's concentration camps. "So he has lived alot longer than
anyone would guess"thought Charles. And finally he found what he was
looking for, Logan's memory of Weapon X.
Flashback to 20 years ago, Stryker's Weapon X base, Alakai Lake,
General Stryker looked at his three recruits, all highly decorated
servicemen in various conflicts during their CIA services. Logan and
Creed with their hightened senses and healing factors only enhanced
their already superior fighting skills. Nord the demolitions expert
and marksman, just as good in his own field and his energy absorption
saving his life various times. "If they only knew what the end of the
Project would entail, they probably wouldn't have agreed to join us,"
Stryker thought while smirking.
"The three of you were made offers to work for us, to train you, as
the ultimate warriors. You each proved yourselves time and time again
to your own countries, and to the US government. Project Weapon X is
not sanctioned by an government, what we do here is of our own
research and training." Stryker said as he walked around the room,
his voice given just a hint of a southern accent.
"So what's the mission, General?"Creed asked sarcastically, "Your
mission, gentlemen is to infiltrate this" ,each of them were handed
folders that said : Final Mission, Military base in Siberia, Russia,
and in the inside were the only known photos of Omega Red. "That is
Omega Red, a highly lethal assassian trained by the Russian
Communists, he has tentacles that shoot out of his hands, draining
the life from any victims he entangles,; what you must acquire from
the base is this" Stryker said pointing to the picture of a small
"What's so important about the canister?" asked Logan. "Inside is
something called the carbonadium synthesizer, it is the trump card
the Russia government hold over Omega Red to keep him in check, for
he will die unless he drain the life from victims bodies, because
that synthesizer is the only thing that will keep him alive if he
does not kill." replied Stryker.
A week later in Siberia
Logan and Creed ran through the base, sniffing and listening for any
potential threats while Nord dropped a few sleep gas grenades in the
barracks. Finding the guard's keys, the three worked there way inside
the base, where they finally found what they had been looking for,
the synthesizer, using the two keys they needed, Logan and Nord
turned them at the same time to open the door, then Omega Red
appeared. "Comrades! You shall not take that from me!" Red yelled as
he shot one of his tentacles out, wrapping it around Creed, squeezing
Creed growled in pain, scratching at the tentacle with his claws, not
even leaving a mark. Even with his healing factor, this tentacle was
going to kill him soon unless he got out of it. Nord started firing
on Omega Red, the bullets barely grazing his body, much less hurting
him. Logan yelled, moving in quickly striking at him as fast as he
could, trying to buy Creed some time, Both Nord and Logan finally
annonyed Red long enough for his grip to loosen on Creed, and that
was his biggest mistake, All three men were now fighting Red at once,
even he couldn't take this forever, they kept striking at him,
Rossovich leanred quickly in the fight not to attack Nord, as every
time he did; the brown haired man shot energy blasts at him.
One of the doors opened in the room they were fighting, as Logan and
Creed beat Red back into the room, Maverick fired at him, readying a
few grenades. When they pushed him back far enough, Nord let loose
with six grenades in the room as the others closed and locked the
steel door. When they exploded, a hissing noise was made as the room
Red was in got deathly cold, freezing him, encasing him in a block of
ice. Then Logan grabbed the synthesizer and they left the base, just
as alarms went off.
Back to the present
"Well that's what happened, Chuck. Not long after I was put through
the bonding process, I volunteered to be the first, that way they
knew it would work. Hardly anything hurt Red, we just got lucky; if
he's gotten out, we're all in deep shit." "Yes, Logan I do believe
you are right. When Magneto makes his move, we'll be ready for
him,"Charles said as everyone nodded in agreement.
Each of them had various emotions going through their head as they
left, some fear, some assurance, but they would be ready for this new
fight, they had to be prepared. Logan stood on the front steps of the
school, "So you've gotten free Rossovich? Doesn't matter, whatever it
takes, even if I die in the process, I'll put you away for good this
time," Logan thought to himself as he unseathed his claws with a