The Phoenix energy has arrived to Earth. Iron Man tried to disperse The Phoenix with the powerful weapons that were within his heavily armored suit. However, he instead blown The Phoenix energy into more than several pieces entering five of the X-men- Cyclops, Colossus, Emma Frost, Sub-mariner, and Magik. The Phoenix five took Hope Summers back to their headquarters on Earth to Utopia.
It is ten days later since the incident on the Moon. The X-men has a guest to Utopia, it is Charles Xavier; he is surprised to see how Utopia has changed, and how the X-men has changed. At the moment they seem peaceful but The Avengers are still skeptical.
The Phoenix still calls to Hope, she wants the power but at the same time she is afraid of it. Cyclops tempts Hope with the power but instead he tells Hope that she is too immature to understand the true scope of how to use the power. Instead The Phoenix Five whisk themselves around the world to remake the Earth into what they believe it should become.
The Phoenix Five present themselves before the United Nations and give an ultimatum to the world. Their message is that they will make all weapons obsolete, and war in the world will end due to their influence and power. The Avengers are worried about The Phoenix Fives real intentions, and consult The President of the United States.
The Avengers are worried and see no other alternative; they must get Hope, for she is the key to stopping the Phoenix. The X-men attack Utopia, and they struggle in their fight with The Phoenix Five. However, they are assisted by an old friend, The Scarlet Witch; she offers Hope the help she desires, and Hope does not want to be with the X-men anymore.
These previous events reveal the true motive of Cyclops. It all stems back to the beginning of the story namely Cyclops belief that humans are all against mutants. Cyclops realizes that The Avengers will always defend what humans believe to be right. Cyclops plans now turn towards the destruction of The Avengers.
There are some nice visuals in this issue. There are spectacular illustrations that would be very impressive if they were transferred to a movie screen. Also, in this issue we get to witness the de-evolution of the character of Cyclops. Cyclops is becoming more like what we expect Magneto to be; he is obsessed with preserving mutant kind over humankind.
Cyclops is obsessed with the potential of the Phoenix power as was Jean Grey. In this series we get to see Cyclops taken down a path that most X-men fans are not used to seeing from Scott Summers. Most comic fans are used to the de-facto leader of the X-men, and protector of mutants and humans alike.
The story has also transitioned into an opportunity of redemption for the character of the Scarlet Witch. The Scarlett Witch does not have the best reputation for most blame her for changing reality during her mental break down in The House of M. Now that The Scarlet Witch is in a better frame of mind this is her chance to help The Avengers save the world from this great threat. Avengers vs. X-men Round 6 has some interesting elements that sets up the next events well for the reader, and creates a sense of anticipation for what will happen in the next phase of this great conflict.