Violence escalated between both sides until there was fighting in the streets. A final confrontation between the sides led to the most violent spectacle yet, one that cost the lives of Charles Xavier, James Rhodes, Nick Fury, and Phil Coulson.
It was in the passing of so many respected people that peace was forged again. Collectively heroes agreed that this could no longer continue. Not without the death toll reaching staggering numbers.
A year has passed since the Superhero Civil War came to its end. Registration has been repealed but scars have remained. People have done their best to move on and adjust to day to day life once again.
Unknown to the rest of the world, an ancient evil began to stir within the sands of Egypt. This was the awakening of the slumbering En Sabah Nur, also known as Apocalypse. He had been in a deep slumber of the last several millennia to recover from his last attempt at destroying humanity. He'd been long forgotten and it wasn't until an unknown archeologist found the immortal pharaoh's "tomb" that the mutant was brought out of his slumber.
The enraged Apocalypse killed the interloper and began to gather power in secret, not yet wishing to make his presence known to the world. He has started preparing to make his next attempt on the world's population. As he recovers his strength, he has began to seek out four individuals that would become his four Horsemen.
The time of Apocalypse is on the horizon...