The insidious Gideon is playing with people's lives, and his latest pawn is one multi-powered, tormented boy with the potential to resurrect another: Proteus! When the X-Men and X-Force investigate, the New Warriors are also drawn in - proving it's not only mutants who have a stake in Gideon's game! Plus: Night Thrasher's costumed career is driven by vengeance, but an encounter with the Punisher and Bengal (later of Initiative) leaves him wondering who's earned the most vengeance, and who'll have to die before they can collect. With origins of the founding Warriors! Also featuring Emma Frost and the Hellions!