As they ventured through the Deadlands, Bloodstone and the child were saved from some zombies by , who was surveying the area when he found them. Elsa commanded him to take the child to the Shield, and as he left his tracker with her and took the child away, Elsa spotted the person who had been stalking her since she entered this domain using her binoculars. When she put it back in her pocket, she accidentally let the tracker fall on the ground and discovered it was fake, realizing that she was double-crossed by a . She then went to where the shape-shifter headed, only to discover that the child had already been bitten by her. As she was ready to leave, Elsa found , whose brain was being used by Mystique to feed herself and her small horde of zombies.
Deadpool showed to Elsa that even after being bitten, the kid hadn't turned into a zombie, which surprised her as at that time she would already been turned. As Mystique was ready to decapitate the girl to eat her afterwards, Elsa began to glow, somehow being powered by her , and managed to save the girl. Then, she put Deadpool out of his misery by burning him to death and escaped as Mystique's horde dealt with her stalker, taking shelter in a cave far from there. In the next day, after they reached the end of the Deadlands, the child was about to answer to Elsa why she wasn't infected when Elsa's stalker showed up. At first, she thought it was the Red Terror again, but he revealed himself to be the zombified version of the man she hated the most, her father, .
Welcome to the Deadlands, where steely-eyed gunfighters rub shoulders with mad scientists and dark, unnatural forces. Where the Great Quake of 1868 has shattered California into a labyrinth of sea-flooded caverns . . . and a mysterious substance called “ghost rock” fuels exotic steampunk inventions as well as plenty of bloodshed and flying bullets.