The following is an EXILES-based story, so the characters are not versions that anyone would be familiar with. This Exiles team is made up of the following:
AGENT TASKMASTER – A version of Taskmaster who decided to become a hero, and ended up replacing Steve Rodgers as Captain America instead of John Walker.
DR. WAGNER – Nightcrawler as Sorcerer Supreme, but highly conflicted about the actual use of his mystical powers due to his Catholic faith.
IRON WOMAN – In a world where TONY STARK is still the playboy CEO and owner of STARK INDUSTRIES but without the usual super-powered brain, instead of being his secretary PEPPER POTS is both the true genius behind Stark’s R&D Department and the Super Hero known as IRON WOMAN.
GROOT – He is Groot! (Just not quite the one we’re used to…)
PATSY WALKER: DEADPOOL – From a world obsessed with fashion, where Supermodel Patsy Walker underwent an experimental cosmetic treatment that went wrong, emerging from the situation as the insane “Model with a Mouth: DEADPOOL”.
Panel 1: Close-up of DR. WAGNER and the new form of APOCALYPSE which he now holds in the palm of his hand. APOCALYPSE now resembles a ‘My Little Pony’ toy. (Potential Reference Art)
DR. WAGNER (1): I used Apocalypse’s own transformative abilities against him.
DR. WAGNER (2): He should be far easier to contain in this form.
Panel 2: The team all stand around DR. WAGNER as they look upon the new form of APOCALYPSE. GROOT stands opposite of DR. WAGNER.
DEADPOOL: Apocalypse? As a pony?
DEADPOOL: (Yellow Text Box) Get it? Apocalypse Pony!
DEADPOOL: Oh, I get it now!
Panel 3: Everyone looks at DEADPOOL. She has one hand loosely up to her mouth as to indicate that she’s giggling like a crazy schoolgirl.
DEADPOOL: HA! The Magical Elf made a funny!
SFX: (Surrounding and behind DEADPOOL) He he he he he he he he he he he he he!
Panel 4: Close up on APOCOLYPSE. His eye flashes.
Panel 5: Silence as everyone looks at APOCOLYPSE.
Panel 6: APOCOLYPSE leaps out of DR. WAGNER’s hand and uppercuts GROOT with head-butt, popping him up in the air and making it quite clear that APOCOLYPSE is still far from beaten and far from harmless.
(I already had the artwork and the joke was just too good to pass up on, so yeah, you better believe I went there!)