Part of the '#SecretInvasion', and '#ManifestDestiny' events.
Synopsis (contains spoilers):
With his hostages rounded up, #CommanderHkurrek summons his last remaining partial psychic to deliver a message to the #XMen: Surrender, or the hostages will be killed.
#Cyclops decides they have no choice but deploy their doomsday weapon, a modified version of #TheLegacyVirus set up to kill #Skrulls instead of mutants.
They surrender to the Skrulls and are immediately brought before the Commander. After some banter, an urgent report comes in regarding the Skrull transport ships crashing. It would seem that the first infected Skrulls were already dying. Faced with bringing the plague back to his family, H'kurrek sounds the self-immolation of the entire fleet at San Francisco. The X-Men narrowly escape as the entire Skrull fleet is destroyed, preventing the virus from ever reaching any other Skrulls.
The city of San Francisco is released from the Alien's grasp, and the citizens are extremely grateful to the X-Men.
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