It appears that Mystique has been captured by Viktor, so Shortpack comes to the rescue. However, it turns out that she was not captured--she was merely ignoring Shortpack out of spite. And to make matters worse, Mystique has murdered Viktor against Shortpack and Xavier's orders! Meanwhile, Helena Carlson arrives in Salzburg to deal with matters personally. She wants the mutant lab rats found and executed--and it looks like she's going to get her wish!