The Bay of Pigs is an inlet of the Gulf of Cazones located on the southern coast of Cuba.
Ismael Ortega came to America in 1980, seven years old at that time, when Castro kicked out the gays, intellectuals, writers, artists and mutants. His parents were poets, and his father was also a fighter, having opposed to the American forces at the Bay of Pigs.
In Moscow, Sebastian Shaw compeled the general to have the USSR install missiles in Cuba. Shaw followed the Soviet fleet in a submarine to ensure the missiles break a US blockade. The X-Men took the X-Jet a to the blockade line, where Charles uses his telepathy to influence a Soviet sailor to destroy the ship carrying the missiles, and Erik Lehnsherr uses his magnetic power to lift Shaw's submarine from the water and deposit it on land. During the ensuing battle, Erik seizes Shaw's helmet, allowing Charles to immobilize Shaw. Erik told Shaw he shares Shaw's exclusive view of mutants but, to avenge his mother, kills Shaw over Xavier's objections by forcing the Nazi coin from his childhood through Shaw's brain. Fearing the mutants, both fleets fire missiles at them, which Erik turns back in mid-flight. Moira tried to stop Erik by shooting him but he deflects the bullets, one of which hits Charles in the spine. Erik rushed to help his friend and, distracted, allows the missiles to fall harmlessly into the ocean. Parting with Charles over their differing views on the relationship between mutants and humans, Erik left with Angel, Azazel, Riptide and Mystique.
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