Only the strongest survived the day-to-day existence at Central. The weak and the dead were tossed out with the garbage. Xavier demanded obedience and absolute loyalty. Don’t hesitate, if a command is given. Hesitation will get you demoted. A demotion means less comfort, less food and forced participation in the fights.
It had been a good day for Xavier’s Goons. A dozen people had been plucked from the streets. Each would be given the opportunity to pledge their loyalty to Xavier. There was always one or two that refused. They would be the first to be thrown into the cage.
The captive audience cheered, as the newly acquired were paraded around the perimeter of the gym. Xavier sat on his thrown feeling very pleased with himself, as his power over the local community continued to grow.