This article needs additional citations for verification. X-Men: The End is a 2004-2006 trilogy of miniseries published by Marvel Comics, detailing the last days of the X-Men and their adventures in an alternative future. The first part of the miniseries is titled Dreamers and Demons, the second Heroes and Martyrs, and the third Men and X-Men. As it was originally conceived, several years before its actual debut, this series would have re-teamed Chris Claremont and John Byrne, with Byrne providing plots and x-Men Gold Vol. 4: The Negative Zone War PDF and Claremont providing dialogue.
Aliyah engages her ship to warp speed inside the planet’s atmosphere, which destroys the planet, as well as its star and all ships in orbit. Jean Grey saves the Starjammer by manifesting the Phoenix Force. Shi’ar Empress Lilandra Neramani orders Phoenix destroyed once more. Her Lord Chancellor makes his own plans and orders the X-Men killed. He sends shapeshifting Warskrulls to Earth.
The story begins at the ruins of the Xavier institute. Where the estate once resided, it has been replaced with a mile-wide crater. Northstar, having saved Cyclops, dies from internal injuries. It is revealed that he joins the rest of the original Alpha Flight in the hereafter. It is revealed that Sinister wants Rogue’s and Emma’s children as genetic stock for the future, since he has concluded the X-Men are hopeless. In space Nocturne is cured by Phoenix with the help of Nightcrawler, whom she brought aboard the Starjammer in the first book. Cyclops sends Wolverine, X-23, M, and Marvel Girl to find Sinister, Gambit, and the abducted children.
The heroes manage to find their way to Sinister’s hidden base but are immediately immobilized by an attack from the Ladies Mastermind. Gambit has indeed been faking cooperation with Sinister, only doing so in order to protect the children. After Sinister reveals his own history and the fact that Gambit is actually a clone from his and Cyclops’s genetic makeup, Gambit decides enough is enough and goes to rescue the children. As they make their escape, most of the children are teleported back to Earth, while Gambit and his daughter are teleported to the moon, near Sinister’s mutant prison Neverland. Before she can rejoin her loved ones, she is slain by Sinister who was masquerading as Gambit. Gambit is able to use the portal to get back to Sinister’s base just in time to see Sinister killing Rogue. They say their final farewells before Rogue dies.
X-Men are going into space to face the Shi’ar. It is revealed that Khan is Lord Chancellor of the Shi’Ar empire, i. Lilandra being just the figurehead after being driven insane by Cassandra Nova. It was his plan to destroy the X-Men and kill Lilandra to get the Shi’ar throne. Gambit, however, instantly recognizes Khan – they battle and end up killing each other. Storm, Iceman, and a few others form a Plan B contingent and fly to Chandilar in an X-Jet via a space portal.
It is revealed that Cassandra Nova is the mastermind behind everything. She has been hiding in Xavi, the son of Lilandra and Xavier, all this time. On the Starjammer, the Brood eggs have multiplied thanks to Aliyah and have begun landing on the Shi’ar’s home planet. Cassandra Nova attacks the X-Men and the Shi’ar Imperial Guard. She then begins to erase Xavier’s mind. Marvel Girl summons her residual Phoenix Force energies and engages Cassandra in psychic battle.
Cassandra’s astral form leaps out of Marvel Girl’s mind, and merges with the Phoenix Force. Nova fight, Psylocke enters the fray and plunges her psi-katana in Cassandra’s brain, immobilizing her. Jean Grey tells Cassandra that they are all going to transcend reality. X-Men, bringing some with her to become one with the universe while bringing others back to Earth. The remaining X-Men not part of the Phoenix are seen 20 years later, when Katherine Pryde becomes President of the United States. She disbands the X-Men, saying that the X-Men were their own worst enemy, and that it was time for something new. She emphasizes this is not an end, but a beginning.