"So what's the problem with that?" Wolverine growled, popping out his claws. "Leave him to me."
Yeah, maybe that was a good idea. Let Wolverine kill him. I looked around at the others, seeing if anybody had any other ideas. My brain was really starting to hurt. Sensing Jean was his only threat, the Shadow King let off a powerful energy strike at her. A pulse of pink light shot out from her head, spreading into a force filed around her just in time to stop the blast. She launched a psionic counter-attack but they seemed evenly matched.
I glanced over at Wolverine to see why he hadn't attacked yet. Warbird was talking to him. She turned and addressed the whole team. "Alright guys, let's focus. Now Scott . ."
Damn her. First she humiliates me by luring me into her shower while I was all distracted by this crisis and then she goes and tells everyone that I'm not really a man! Ha! I'll show her what a man I am!
I marched over to Warbird and grabbed her shoulders. I pulled her close to me and planted a big wet kiss right on her lips. I rammed my tongue into my mouth and wiggled it around for a while. Just to let her know I'm there, you know? I could feel her melting against me. Then I pushed her away. That'll show her.
"As I was saying," I told everyone, "I'm the leader. And Logan, stay away from my girl."
He just kind of shook his head for a second when a giant hand suddenly reached down and grabbed him. The Shadow King! He was filling Logan's body with an unbelievable amount of energy. Oh man, this sucks!
Kodiak ran over to Rogue. "What would happen if you used your power on the Manhunter right now?"
"Ah don't know," she answered. After a moment's thought she nodded and flew into the air. Stripping off her gloves she swooped around behind him and plunged both hands against his shimmering back. The Shadow King let out a ferocious howl and dropped Wolverine. Rogue, who was still rather large from absorbing some of Kodiak's power earlier, started to glow with a dark energy.
The Shadow King thrashed violently under her touch. We all stared in amazement as his body shrunk down smaller and smaller until he was just man sized. "Get out of my head Martian!" he yelled. The Manhunter must have been fighting him from the inside as Rogue absorbed his power.
Then Jean blasted him with a final psionic onslaught. The Shadow King was driven from the Manhunter's body. J'onn stood there, breathing heavily and waved his thanks.
Then Rogue started laughing in the most evil and twisted way I have ever heard.