Dr. Doom has captured Arcade. In response, Miss Locke kidnaps the X-Men's loved ones in order to compel them to help rescue her boss. Xavier calls in Havok, Polaris and Iceman to assist. Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Angel and Nightcrawler try to infiltrate Castle Doom (well, the temporary Castle Doom in upstate New York) while the rest head off to Murderworld. Storm is wined and dined by Victor while her comrades fight their way in. Arcade joins them, more as a guest than a prisoner. When Doom is attacked, he encases Storm in metal and then turns his attention on the rest of the team.
X-Men [Storm; Wolverine; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Cyclops; Iceman; Havok; Polaris; Banshee; Lee Forrester; Moira MacTaggert; Illyana Rasputin; Stevie Hunter; Amanda Sefton; Candy Southern; John Grey; Elaine Grey; Dr. Doom (villain); Arcade (villain); Miss Locke (villain)
At Doom's castle, the captured X-Men are placed in deadly traps from which there is only one way of escape. Storm, who has been encased in metal, begins to freak out due to her claustrophobia and causes a massive storm outside. Meanwhile, Havok, Polaris, Iceman and Banshee are battling their way through Murderworld in a bid to free the X-Men's friends and family.