Unknowingly, Charles also absorbed the dark essence of Magneto's mind while attacking him, which subconsciously merged with Xavier's consciousness and creates a very powerful psionic entity called Onslaught. Xavier's decades of frustration over the events with mutants made Onslaught take an attempt to forcibly establish his year-old dream of mutant/human peaceful co-existence.
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At first, Onslaught wanted to establish Xavier's dreams through the means that Magneto used. However, he later decided to destroy all humans too anyway. He approached X-Men's former nemesis, Juggernaut but upon denial, he tore out the crimson Gem of Cyttorak from Cain Marko and left him beaten. Then Jean Grey was approached by the being to join his cause but she refused the offer too.
Onslaught also tried to recruit Xavier's X-Men to fight against humans but upon denial, he attacked them all and both parties engaged in a fight. It was when Wolverine noted that he looked more like Magneto after Onslaught pretends to be Xavier himself, the monster loose his cool and attacked the team. Onslaught now reveals his true form to the X-Men and claims that he and Xavier are one.
During their fight, Bishop absorbs a huge blast of psionic energy thrown at the X-Men from Onslaught to save his friends, while Cannonball, Cyclops, Gambit, Iceman, Phoenix, Storm and Wolverine continues the fight. Onslaught then abducts the powerful mutant child Franklin Richards of Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman by posing as a little boy named Charles. Cable's time-displaced brother Nate Grey AKA X-Man was also taken down to have more psionic power from him for himself.
Amidst this chaos, Ozymandias awakens his master Apocalypse who joins Uatu the Watcher in witnessing the end of the "Age of Wonders". The team of Fantastic Four, Avengers, an enraged Hulk and even the villainous Doctor Doom came forward to oppose Onslaught's threat to existence. Together, The Avengers and X-Men formed an alliance against the greatest threat which the world has ever seen but probably all of them will not be able to see the end of it.
For more information on Onslaught Saga crossover event, you can check out these links below.
Onslaught Saga (Comics) Wikipedia
Onslaught Saga (Comics) Marvel Wikia
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X-Men – Prelude to Onslaught
X-Men – The Road to Onslaught Volume 01
X-Men – The Road to Onslaught Volume 02
X-Men – The Road to Onslaught Volume 03
X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 01
X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 02
X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 03
X-Men – The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 04
X-Men/Avengers – Onslaught Omnibus
"Onslaught Saga" is a major comic-book crossover event that took place in 1996, published by Marvel Comics and this event was centered on a psionic being of pure evil of the same name. The character, Onslaught was co-created by writer Scott Lobdell (Alpha Flight, Generation X) and Mark Waid (Captain America – Sentinel of Liberty, Deadpool – Sins of the Past), along with artist Andy Kubert (Damian – Son of Batman, Dark Knight III – The Master Race).
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Various other writers and artists have contributed in this historical Marvel event. Among them, Mark Waid's plot was something that actually stayed faithful to the core event that nearly shattered the entire Marvel universe. The drawings of Andy Kubert in the second ongoing volume of X-Men and Joe Madureira (Avenging Spider-Man – My Friends Can Beat Up Your Friends, Deadpool – The Circle Chase)'s work in Uncanny X-Men are most magnificent.
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