Bloodhawk is abducted by La Lunática for the Theatre of Pain. Meanstreak leaves the X-Men to help his friend Jordan Boone. Krystalin and Skullfire go after him, but all three are abducted by the Theatre. Tim's powers activate during torture, destroying the Theatre's equipment, including the collar controlling La Lunática. She takes her revenge on her 'masters'. Meanstreak, Krystalin, Skullfire and Bloodhawk continue on their way to find Boone.