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Subj: Re: Doesn't Ultron Have A Son Or Something? One Of The Runaways, I Believe. Also, A Question.
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 10:46:34 am EDT (Viewed 230 times)
Reply Subj: Doesn't Ultron Have A Son Or Something? One Of The Runaways, I Believe. Also, A Question.
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 01:28:17 am EDT (Viewed 345 times)

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Spoilers just in case. I remember reading this from the Runaways series during the Brian V. Vaughn run. Strangely I just got a digest because they had it on sale for $2 at the store. I remember it being a pretty cool series, from what I read of it anyway, and hey, love seeing those lesser characters like Darkhawk, Cloak and Dagger, the Wrecking Crew etc. interesting premise, and hey, a good deal is a good deal. Although what was the deal about Piledriver having a kid/son?
I remember reading the issue, I just don't quite remember the details, but Ultron definitely played a part, and he had some connection to one of the Runaways. Can anybody fill me in on this.

My other question is really a follow up to my below post about the Avengers/X-Men team-ups. Bloodlines was the aftermath of the Fatal Attractions storyline from the X-Men books (All 4 of them I believe. Back then there were about 20 less books then (than?) we have now.), where Professor X wiped Magneto's mind clean after he ripped the adamantium out of Wolverine. A little bit of an overreaction I guess, but it was what it was. Anyhow, Fabian Cortez was in it and he kidnapped Luna, Crystal and Pietro's baby daughter. My question is, didn't he replace her with a bomb or something that was meant to kill the Avengers? And why didn't he just give her back when he found out (I'm assuming that he found out.) that Magneto wasn't really dead after all? He could have just given her back and got the h--- out of there. Didn't he try to start an all out war or something? And I read that Exodus killed a bunch of people/humans on the island as well? Does anybody have any scans of this stuff? Thanks.

It'd almost be easier to have you read the last 4 issues of Avengers Academy to explain all of this, since the Runaways appearance there did address Ultron's son Victor Mancha. But I'll push on! Essentially, Ultron, going back to his proud tradition of sending his children to kill the Avengers and failing miserably, used his technology to impregnate a woman in California with a son that would have advanced technological powers. The son would then be compelled to be a hero when he became an adult, via implanted suggestions, then turn on the Avengers and murder them all. His plan was foiled when one of these future Avengers, whose present-day counterpart was a Runaway, went back in time, warned her past self and teammates, and things got resolved sort of. The son recently made contact with Henry Pym, who has improved the lives of the Runaways by building them an educational robot, and access to Avengers Compound. This will almost certainly end badly.

I actually just got the Bloodties trade yesterday (For a dollar! Yeah!) so no scans just yet, but essentially, it's worth remembering that Cortez is a slimeball who believes in Magneto's ideaology about as much as Captain America does. He manipulated the religion of the Acolytes to gain power, which all of his moves there in Genosha was meant to build. Killing Luna as a failure of Magneto's genes was part of his plan to radicalize the Acolytes even moreso.