It was a hard year for everyone not just the mutant population. Sometime around April of 2062 a special drug that granted humans mutant abilities and increased the power of mutants began to circulate the streets of New York and soon other countries. This drug was called BE-1, but better known by its street name Evo. It seemed harmless at first, but when Westmore High School star athlete, Jacob Waller collapsed in the middle of a game and died on the spot, it was discovered that the drug he had been taken had fatal results for humans. His mother Lillian called for the blood of mutants because of what their tainted DNA did to her son. This was enough to catch the attention of one Jonathan Black, a renowned arms manufacturer and the leader of the pro-human organization Friends of Humanity. With a grieving mother as their face, the FoH gained a considerable jump in support and membership which eventually spell disaster for mutants.
In response to the hatred, local Queens resident Angelica Velasquez calls an assembly of mutants. Those that heeded the call formed the group Generation X to carry on in the memory of Charles Xavier and his infamous X-Men. The team tried their best to figure out where the drug was coming from, but came up short. Besides they had bigger problems in the form a newly created Brotherhood led by ex-soldier Jacob Miller aka Blitzkrieg. Unknown to both groups, the FoH receives vital information from a mysterious masked man that allows Jonathan Black to identify the source of the drug. It turned out to be the handiwork of the very woman that was brought in to solve the issue: Elara D’Cruz, CEO of D’Cruz Pharmaceuticals. This information is used to blackmail her into selling her company to J. Black. Once the deal is signed he leaked the information via New York City’s mayor Gabriel Vaughn who was in his pocket the whole time.
With limited resources at his disposal, Black develops a supposed cure that would eradicate the mutant gene. Mutants eager to fit into society received this as splendid news. Unfortunately… it was anything but a cure. Mutants that received the injection began dying off left and right. Once a mutant died their polluted blood cells entered the air stream to infect even more mutants. With such a large mutant population, New York was hit harder than anywhere else. But that was not the worst of it. The virus mutated. Now humans were being targeted by the deadly disease that plagued the world all thanks to one man’s hatred of the mutant species. Once again intervention from the mysterious masked man was needed. He supplied Generation X with the necessary vials to develop a cure that would save the world. In a surprising move, the team’s leader struck a deal with the Brotherhood to make sure that the cure would reach the necessary hands.
Jonathan Black was thrown to the wolves while Mayor Vaughn was arrested for his crimes against mutantkind thanks to evidence supplied by Angelica. With the world being saved by a group of mutants, the United States President declared the long established Mutant Registration Act unconstitutional and repealed it. Those mutants unlawfully imprisoned in concentration camps around the country were released in October. While the rest of the world still had some catching up to do, it was the beginning of a healing of two species. But with the threat of the virus over and the FoH disbanded, what is going to happen next? And who is this masked man that shows up at key points only to disappear without a trace? Maybe we will find out soon.