This week’s Inhumans Vs. X-Men #6 brought the event to a climatic close, and definitively ended the conflict between mutants and Inhumans – but not without consequences. Writers Jeff Lemire and Charles Soule alongside artist Lienil Yu have set the stage for "ResurrXion," with the return of a classic X-Villain, and a new status quo for the Inhumans.
Spoilers ahead for Inhumans Vs. X-Men #6
As the issue opens, Crystal and her team manage to take down Magneto, but this only ramps up the conflict. Magneto’s defeat sends Emma Frost over the edge, and she begins instructing the X-Men to not just defeat but destroy the Inhumans. With the help of the Stepford Cuckoos, she mind controls Johnny Storm and several other Inhumans as more and more mutants arrive via teleporter.
Just when it seems the X-Men are about to definitively win the fight - with Emma Frost gravely wounding Black Bolt - Medusa and her son Ahura arrives with a device to destroy the remaining Terrigen cloud. Giving it to Medusa, she does not hesitate to use it once she learns the true extent of the peril it causes mutantkind. The younger Cyclops exposes the truth about his older counterpart’s death, and Emma goes wild, mind-controlling Magneto and others to continue the fight.
When that doesn’t work, Emma calls down her secret weapon – a fleet of Inhuman-hunting Sentinels that she mind-controlled Forge into building. Despite destroying Cerebra and killing dozens of Inhumans who are loaded on airships before they can be stopped, the Sentinels are destroyed by the reunited Black Bolt and Medusa,. as well as Magneto, who has broken Emma's control. Emma and Medusa clash directly, with Medusa's hair cracking Emma's diamond form. Before any fatal wounds can occur, she is saved by Havok, saying he owes it to his brother to save her life. Emma escapes in the resulting chaos.
The destruction of the last Terrigen cloud lifts the death sentence its presence was to mutants. However, the Inhumans can no longer put their citizens through Terrigenesis as during Infinity all of the Terrigen crystals were said to be destroyed to make the Terrigen Bomb, which in term resulted in the Terrigen clouds.
Medusa also breaks up with Johnny Storm to reconcile with Black Bolt, and the Inhuman Royal Family leaves Earth, leaving New Attilan under the guidance of Iso and the NuHumans. Iso indicates she'll make New Attilan a democracy.
With the X-Men, Hank McCoy is freed from his prison, saying that whatever choices the team made seem to have worked, but that they will have to live with the consequences. Emma is shown donning a helmet similar to Cyclops’s X-shaped visor along with Hellfire Club type gear, signaling her return to villainy. Frost has not yet appeared in any "ResurrXion" era solicitations, however several titles have teased the return of classic villains, which could include the former White Queen.
The new status quos of the X-Men and Inhumans will be explored in a pair of one-shots prior to the launch of ResurrXion. Inhumans Prime #1 and X-Men Prime #1 are both due out on shelves March 28.