"Operation: Zero Tolerance"
was a crossover
storyline that ran through Marvel Comics
related titles during 1997. The story followed from the "Onslaught
Saga" and focused on individuals, including Bastion
and Henry Peter Gyrich
, within the United States government and their attempts to use their positions to hunt down all mutants
across the country. Within the story, the program is known as "Operation: Zero Tolerance".
Build-up to Operation: Zero Tolerance
Aftermath of the Onslaught Saga
Most of the core non-mutant superhero teams (the Fantastic Four
, a number of the Avengers
and Bruce Banner
), along with the surprising aid of Doctor Doom
, in the Marvel universe "sacrificed" themselves in order to help destroy Onslaught by leaping into his body, which consisted of raw energy at the time. The only superheroes who were left outside of Onslaught were all mutants who could not enter into Onslaught due to his ability to siphon their powers and a handful of non-mutant superheroes including Spider-Man
, and Dr. Strange
that were not present at the battle. Members of the X-Men
were then left to physically attack Onslaught directly and eventually succeeded in destroying him and in the process, seemingly those who had leapt into his energy form as well.
The assassination of Graydon Creed
This led to a great amount of distrust being harbored toward all mutantkind. Shortly thereafter, Graydon Creed
, a presidential candidate... Read More