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cyberghostface ([personal profile] cyberghostface) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-08-03 05:00 pm

Nightcrawler and Mephisto

We all know what happened when Mephisto made a bargain with Spider-Man...but what happens when he tries his luck with a certain furry blue elf?

This comes from the final issue of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Nightcrawler series, #12. Art is by Darick Robertson. I posted some pages from this selection a year ago in the InsaneJournal comm, but nothing that's not here, so it still fits in the 1/3 legality.

So basically, Kurt is celebrated with a surprise birthday party from the rest of the X-Men. Suddenly, everyone freezes except for Kurt. At first Kurt thinks that Professor X is pulling a joke, but then he recognizes something far more sinister is afoot.


Mephisto basically outlines a number of encounters Nightcrawler has had with other demons (presumably earlier in the series) and how it's all leading up to the final war.

Wait, let's see that again...

Oh, snap! He just punched out Mephisto! No pussyfooting around for "one more day", no giving into the devil...just POW!

So Kurt is transplanted back to where he was earlier--with the birthday party--and wonders if the whole thing was fake. But he knows otherwise, and prays that his faith will remain strong once the trumpets sound and the war finally begins.
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[personal profile] magus_69 2010-08-04 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
Kurt has two adopted sibs via Margali: Amanda, and Stefan. Stefan always worried about his dark side taking over, and made Kurt promise to kill him if it ever did. Kurt went along to humour him, thinking he'd never have to.

Fast forward a few years. Kurt pays his brother a visit, and finds out that Stefan has indeed given into the darkness and has been abducting and murdering children. They fight (with swords, because that's how Kurt rolls). Kurt the X-Man could have taken Stefan without killing him, but this was before then. He kills Stefan by accident, just in time to be caught by an angry mob searching for the child murderer. They find a demon standing over the body of one of their own, and come to the obvious conclusion. They give chase, and that leads into the first scene of GSXM #1. This all comes out in UXM Annual #4, which is a very cool story and also takes place on Nightcrawler's birthday.