Wolverine comes clean about being sent to assassinate Professor X. Jean Grey is less than pleased.
It's an ugly turn but a necessary one. I think Wolverine made the right choice in terms of just straight-up confessing. No sugar coating, just the plain truth. That's the way to do it.
As this is going on, Cyclops, returning to the X-Men fold, has just informed Professor X that Magneto is on his way to attack Washington with an army of reprogrammed Sentinels.
The attack commences.
Each of the X-Men get to show what they can do. First up: Colossus.
Jean Grey - I don't think she's called 'Marvel Girl' in Ultimates
We can't see her because she is wisely doing this ball lightning attack from a safe distance.
Hank doesn't have the power set to directly attack a Sentinel so he makes himself useful by doing rescue work.
Magneto has just stripped the President naked and is about to kill him.
The President is saved by Charles Xavier but damage has been done. Presidents do real work but they are also highly symbolic. Their image is extremely important. This President has been seen naked and defensless in front of an enemy. Politically, this is a death blow. Damage has been done.
With that protective helmet of his, Magneto negates Xavier's power. The fight is lopsided and Xavier is in a very bad position.
A while back Wolverine declared that he wants to stand with the X-Men. Now he proves it.
Not even Wolverine can so easily kill the Master of Magnetism though.
Magneto's next move is a lethal one. He intends to use his powers to activate and launch the United State's nuclear arsenal. fortunately he never gets the chance because of this:
For some reason Magneto is a father who has never shown respect to his son, Quicksilver. This must be why Quicksilver grew up to be such a world-class jerk. Anyway, with a little nudging from Cyclops, Quicksilver's resentment at Magneto's attitude has boiled over. Quicksilver did take away that helmet but what really took that helmet off was Magneto's disrespect for his son. The ramifications of that one helmet being removed is a game changer.
The Professor takes control of Magneto's mind and activates Magneto's power. It causes a huge magnetic explosion that seems to have killed Magneto.