Synopsis of Powers of X vol 5: For the Children
This Marvel comic issue encompasses three timelines:
- Year One
- Year Ten
- Year One-Thousand
Professor Xavier talks to Forge about his idea of creating a copy of mutant minds, using the power of Cerebro. Forge is uncertain if the idea might work, but Professor Xavier ensures him that he has everything that is needed, like energy supply powerful enough and storage space big enough. Forge agrees to build a modified version of Cerebro.
It’s the very last days before the founding of Krakoa as a sovereign nation of mutants. Magneto and Professor Xavier contact Emma Frost, to persuade her into helping them establish this new homeland for mutants. Emma agrees, but she demands that she must have three seats on the council of Krakoa.
With that out of the way, Xavier sends a telepathic message to all mutants to let them know about Krakoa. One of the mutants, King Namor, reject the offer, expressing his disbelief in Xavier’s chances of succeeding.
The Phalanx receive an offer from earthlings, and they choose to accept it.
The Phalanx serve their superiors by turning matter into energy. It is why they will absorb the intellect of all earthlings, as well as the planet itself.
What to read after Powers of X vol 5: For the Children?
If you want to know what happens next, you should read House of X vol 6: I Am Not Ashamed of What I Am.