Friday, May 16, 2014

All-New Marvel Now: Wolverine and the X-Men (2014 - Present), (2011 - 2014)

Wolverine and the X-Men is an ongoing title written by Jason Latour and pencilled by Mahmud Asrar.  It focuses on Wolverine's staff and students in the Jean Grey School. The first series written by Jason Aaron ended with #42 in February 2014 and was relaunched in March 2014. 

The title was the flagship team of Team Wolverine during Regenesis. It continues to feature Wolverine's X-Men during Marvel Now.

Cyclops' team can be found in Uncanny X-Men, the original X-Men can be found in All-New X-Men while Storm's team can be found in X-Men

The Jean Grey School first fended off an attack by the new Hellfire Club [WatXM #1 - #3]. Shortly after, the School welcome new students - Angel who seemed to have lost his memory, and Genesis, a young clone of Apocalypse [#4]. Wolverine took student Quentin Quire to a space casino in order to earn enough money to keep the school going. Kitty Pryde became seemingly pregnant but was in fact invaded by microscopic Brood in her body. As the alien Professor Xanto Starblood arrived to kill Broo, the X-Men became miniaturized and enter Kitty Pryde's body in an attempt to end the Brood infestation. With the infestation ended, the X-Men returned to stop Starblood. Wolverine's adventure ended in disaster with his legs injured [WatXM #5 - #7] The Hellfire Club hired Sabretooth to take revenge on the X-Men by attacking Beast's girlfriend Abigail Brand, director of S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient Worlds Observation and Response Department) and its orbital base, the Peak. Beast and Brand manage to stop Sabretooth. Meanwhile, a group of students made their way to the space casino to retrieve the means to reverse Wolverine's injury. [WatXM  #8] 

In 2012, in the event Avengers vs X-Men, the arrival of the Phoenix Force triggered a war between the Avengers and the X-Men with the former believing that the Phoenix is a destructive force that will lay waste to the planet and the latter believing that the Phoenix will reignite the dying mutant race.

Wolverine and Beast make a decision to fight on the Avengers side. [WatXM  #9] As the X-Men lost the fight on the island nation Utopia, they escape via teleportation. Cyclops, Emma Frost and Magik made their way to the Jean Grey School to try to enlist other X-Men to their cause. [WatXM  #10] Marvel Girl, Iceman, Gambit and Angel join in the fight against the Avengers. Meanwhile, Wolverine helped Hope Summers, believed to be the host for the Phoenix, make her to the moon to meet the Phoenix. [WatXM  #11] 

The war came to a head on the moon when the Phoenix was divided between five mutants - Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor, Colossus and Magik. The Phoenix Five went about changing the world for the better. As the Avengers became outlawed, they captured Hope Summers in order to find a way to stop Phoenix. Marvel Girl led a team of X-Men to try to take back Hope. Marvel Girl managed to fight past the Avengers to find Hope but decided to let her go. [WatXM #12] Ruler of the Shi'ar Empire, Gladiator made his way to Earth to take his son Kid Gladiator, with the fear that the Phoenix Force will destroy the Earth. He led Shi'ar foces and Warbird to find his son on Utopia. However, he was defeated by the Phoenix Five. Warbird and Kid Gladiator took Gladiator to the Jean Grey School to recuperate. [WatXM #13] Colossus arrived to date Kitty Pryde. However, they had disagreements. When they returned to the School, Colossus was about to destroy the School but was stopped by Pryde. Marvel Girl, Iceman, Gambit and Angel returned to the School, feeling that their decision to join Cyclops was wrong. [WatXM #14] Utopia's students joined the Jean Grey School and Angel was promoted into a teacher's assistant position. Gladiator recovered and made his son return to the Shi'ar Empire. He also made Warbird stay on Earth and she eventually became the art teacher. [WatXM #15] Meanwhile, the Hellfire Club was captured by the Phoenix Five but Kilgore was able to engineer his escape, taking the Club members to Salem Center. [WatXM #16] At Salem Center, Kilgore established a fake church to manipulate Idie while other members of the Club managed to recruit Glob Herman to their cause. At the school dance, Broo was disappointed when Idie chose Quentin as dance partner. He made it to the fake church where he was shot in the head by Kilgore. Meanwhile, Husk quit the School after Kitty Pryde confronted her for her erratic behavior. [WatXM #18] Unknown to all members of the School, Doop had been recruited by Wolverine to deal with threats in his own way. [WatXM #17]

Following the end of the Avengers vs X-Men event, new mutants emerge and two of them, Jia Jing and Eye Boy, join the student body. Angel managed to regain control of his company with the help of Matt Murdock, and installed a new board of directors with several of his students. Storm was recruited as a staff member of the School. [WatXM #19]  

Frankenstein's monster took his group of followers to Salem Center to find the last member of Frankenstein's family, Maximilian von Katzenelnbogen. Maximilian was in Salem Center to attempt to bring Oya into the Hellfire Academy. The X-Men were ensnared under powerful magical mind control by the evil witch Calcabrina, working under Frankenstein's monster, and became the attractions of their circus. Students Quentin Quire, Rockslide, Genesis, Sharkgirl and Eye-Boy help freed the X-Men while Oya worked with Maximilian to fight Frankenstein's monster. Both Frankenstein's monster and Calcabrina managed to escape. Maximilian fully embraced his Frankenstein heritage. Calcabrina was recruited by Azazel, who appeared with what appeared to be many Bamfs. [WatXM #20-#23]

Icemand and Kitty Pryde went on a date. Wolverine and Storm developed an attraction. Wolverine helped Storm cut a mohawk hairstyle as she accepted Kitty Pryde's offer to take over as headmistress while she turned her attentions on helping the teenage original X-Men who had arrived at the present. Broo woke up from his comatose state. However, he remained in a feral state but obedient to Oya. [WatXM #24]

Wolverine organized a field trip to the Savage Land for the problematic students Quentin Quire, Glob Herman, Oya and Broo as well as the new students Genesis, Sprite (Jia Jing), Shark-Girl and Eye-Boy. Wolverine was taken out by his brother Dog, who arrived from the past. Dog took on the students, with the desire to prove that he is the better brother. He led the students to fight the cavemen, cowboys and robots that he transported there. Wolverine returned to take back the students and Dog teleported away. Glob Herman left with Sauron. [WatXM #25-#28] Back at the Jean Grey School, Wolverine led the school in preparing a time capsule. The time capsule was found by a future Wolverine who had no memory of it. He prepared a message for his young self to never forget about the past. Oya defected to the new Hellfire Academy. [WatXM #29]

Beast traveled to the S.W.O.R.D. orbital base with Broo to let Professor Xanto Starblood look into Broo's condition. However, the base was attacked by the Philistine who teleported Xanto and Broo away. Quentin Quire discovered Oya's defection by mind reading a Bamf and he decided to defect too, along with Toad. Quentin wanted to help Oya while Toad wanted to help his beloved Husk, a Hellfire Academy faculty member. They eventually turned on the Hellfire Academy faculty. The Black King Kade Kilgore offered Oya the Black Queen position but revealed that he was the one who shot Broo. Oya attacked Kilgore but decided against killing him. Wolverine used the Bamfs to follow a trail to find his defected students, finding and fighting Lord Deathstrike. Meanwhile, Beast, Rachel Grey and Storm discovered the Hellfire Academy's location from Krakoa and the X-Men departed for the Academy. With the Academy under attack by the X-Men, the other three Inner Circle members turned on Kilgore. While the Black Bishop and White King were dealt with by Kilgore, he was injured by the White Queen. The Philistine took the White Queen into the Siege Perilous while Dog took Kilgore into the same portal. Meanwhile, Toad helped Husk return to her normal self. Xanto Starblood escaped with Broo but the latter was somehow returned to normal by Nightcrawler. Broo took down Xanto and returned to the X-Men. The X-Men returned with Quentin, Oya, Broo, Toad, Husk, White King and Black Bishop back to the Jean Grey School. The rest of the Hellfire Academy student body were picked up by Sabretooth and Mystique. [WatXM #30- #35]

The X-Men were next involved in the Battle of the Atom crossover, fighting the Brotherhood of the future.

Wolverine went on a mission to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D's stock of Sentinels, during which he met and teamed up with Cyclops. Meanwhile, the students uncovered two undercover S.H.I.E.L.D agents masquerading as students. [WatXM #38 - #40] Toad was evicted from the School for his role in the Hellfire Academy and Husk promised him a date for his help in returning her to her normal self. Toad did not turn up for the date, instead choosing to accompany Baron Maximilian after his escape from the Jean Grey School. [WatXM #41] Several students, including Quentin Quire, graduated from the School. In the future, Wolverine was about to close the School when Quentin led several prospective students from the Negative Zone into the School. [WatXM #42]

Jean Grey School for Higher Learning
1407 Graymalkin Lane
Salem Center, NY 10560


Wolverine (James Howlett), Headmaster

Storm (Ororo Munroe), Headmistress

Beast (Hank McCoy), Vice Principal

Rachel Grey, Senior Staff Member

Iceman (Robert 'Bobby' Drake), Senior Staff Member

Northstar (Jean Paul Beaubier), Senior Staff Member

Chamber (Jonothon 'Jono' Starsmore), Junior Staff Member

Karma (Xi'an Coy Mahn), Junior Staff Member

Warbird  (Ava'dara Naganandini), Junior Staff Member

Husk (Paige Guthrie), Junior Staff Member

Firestar (Angelica Jones), Junior Staff Member

Frenzy (Joanna Cargill), Adjunct Staff

Doop, Adjunct Staff

Nightcrawler, Status Unknown

Psylocke (Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock), Member of Storm's X-Men Team

M (Monet St. Croix), Member of Storm's X-Men Team

Pixie (Megan Gwynn), Graduated to X-Men status

Armor (Ichiki Hisako), Enrolled in Masters program; Teaching Assistant

Anole (Victor Borkowski), CEO of Worthington Industries

Kid Omega (Quentin Quire), Teaching Assistant

Cecilia Reyes, Medical Doctor


Blindfold (Ruth Aldine)

Bling! (Roxy Washington)


Cipher (Alisa Tager)


Dust (Sooraya Qadir)


Eye Boy (Trevor Hawkins)


Genesis (Evan)

Gentle (Nezhno Abidemi)

Graymalkin (Jonas Graymalkin)

Hellion (Julian Keller)

Shark-Girl (Iara Dos Santos)

Indra (Paras Gavaskar)


Kid Gladiator (Kubark)


Match (Ben Hammil)

Mercury (Cessily Kinclaid)

No Girl (Martha Johansson)

Oya (Idie Okonkwo)

Primal (Teon Savko)

Rockslide (Santo Vaccaro)

Sprite (Jia Jing)

Surge (Noriko Ashida)

Trance (Hope Abbott)

Transonic (Laurie Tromette)

Velocidad (Gabriel Cohuelo)

Manuel Enduque
[Formerly the White King]



Fantomex (Charlie Cluster-7) & E.V.A.
[Member of Wolverine's now defunct X-Force team.]

Former Staff Members

Kitty Pryde, Senior Staff Member
Left to join Cyclops' side

Cannonball (Samuel 'Sam' Guthrie), Junior Staff Member
Left to join the Avengers

Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Senior Staff Member
Left to join X-Factor

Mimic (Calvin Rankin), Junior Staff Member
Left to pursue own path

Rogue (Anna Marie), Senior Staff Member
Left to join Uncanny Avengers

Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), Janitor
Forced to leave after he joined the Hellfire Academy

Former Students

Glob (Robert Herman)
[Defected to Hellfire Academy]

Stepford Cuckoos (Celeste, Irma Mindee, Phoebe)
[Joined Cyclops' New Xavier School]

Baron Maximilian von Katzenelnbogen (Dr Frankenstein)
[Formerly the Black Bishop]



The following are members of the Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning faculty.

Wolverine (James Howlett)
Enhanced senses, adamantium claws, healing factor
Born in the last years of the 19th century, Wolverine had a convoluted life before he joined the X-Men (in 1975 publication time). He went on to become a long-time X-Man, having an unrequited love for fellow X-Man Jean Grey. Following a disagreement with Cyclops over the use of the young mutants to fight the mutant-hunting robot Sentinel, he took several X-Men and young mutants to the former grounds of the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning and established the Jean Grey Institute. 
[For more on the history of Wolverine, check out his profile page here.]

Storm (Ororo Iqadi T'Challa)
Weather control
Ororo's mother, N'Dare, is the princess of a tribe in Kenya and descended from a long line of African witch-priestesses with white hair, blue eyes and a natural gift for sorcery. N'Dare fell in love with American photojournalist David Munroe and married him. They moved to Harlem in uptown New York City, where Ororo was born. They moved to Egypt and lived there until Ororo's parents died during the Suez Crisis in a botched aircraft attack, leaving six-year old Ororo as an orphan. Buried under tons of rubble after that attack, Ororo suffered from claustrophobia. She eventually found her way out and became a skilled thief in Cairo under the benign Achmed el-Gibar. She encountered Charles Xavier and stole from him but Charles was able to use his mental powers to prevent Ororo from escaping. When he was attacked by the malevolent Amahl Farouk, the Shadow King, Ororo was able to escape. As a young woman, Ororo wandered into the Serengeti. When Storm made her way to Kenya, she was saved by a young T'Challa (later the Black Panther) from racist thugs. They shared a brief romance. Ororo made her way back to her native village where she used her powers to provide rain and was worshiped as a goddess.

When the original X-Men was captured by the living island Krakoa, Xavier traveled to recruit Ororo, recognizing her as the young girl who attempted to steal from him years ago. Ororo initially had trouble adjusting to Western culture but adapted soon after. After Cyclops took a leave of absence, Ororo became leader. She harbored motherly feelings for the young Kitty Pryde. Later, when the X-Man Angel was kidnapped by the disenfranchised mutants Morlocks, Storm challenged their leader Callisto to a duel. Despite already being rendered sick by the Morlock known as Plague, Storm defeated Callisto by impaling her through the heart, nearly killing her. Storm was usually a serene and independent person but her outlook of life started to darken. Storm became influenced by the ronin Yukio, a friend of Wolverine whom she became fast friends with. She changed her costume and spotted a Mohwak hairstyle, establishing a punk look and attitude. This change alienated her from Kitty. Storm soon lost her powers to a mutant power neutralizing gun that was intended for another X-Man Rogue but accidentally shot her. The gun was developed by the mutant Forge. Forge helped Storm cope with her life without powers in his home in Dallas, Texas and they fell in love. However, when Storm overheard a conversation between Forge and Gyrich, the government operative who fired the gun, she discovered that Forge had built the gun. She was heartbroken and left him. Storm made her way back to the X-Men, where she challenged Cyclops to the leadership. Even though she was powerless, she managed to defeat Cyclops, who left the X-Men to be with his wife, Madelyne Pryor. She changed back to her original look and joined the Hellfire Club together with Magneto. She became trapped in another dimension with Forge where she regained her elemental powers. They emerged in time to help the X-Men defeat the Adversary, apparently dying in the process. The X-Men were resurrected by the Omniversal Majestrix Roma. With the world believing them dead, they established a new base in the Australian Outback. She was later apparently killed by the evil cyborg Nanny but was in fact physically regressed back to childhood by Nanny. As a child, she was hunted by the Shadow King and framed for murder. She was rescued by the mutant Gambit and they formed a thieving partnership. She was kidnapped to the island Genosha by the mutant-hating government where she was transformed into a brainwashed mutate. In the end, she was restored physically and mentally back to her adult state and her brainwashing was reversed.

After the various X-teams defeated the Shadow King, the X-Men were reorganized into two teams, with Cyclops and Storm as the leaders of the respective teams. Forge proposed to Storm but she hesitated. Before Storm can respond, he rescinded his offer and departed. They eventually made up with each other. Much later, Storm led a breakaway team of X-Men to recover the lost prophetic Destiny's Diaries. The team became the Xtreme Sanctions Executive, a United Nations approved task force policing mutants given worldwide authority. They returned back to the Xavier Institute following its destruction at the hands of Xorn.

Storm resumed her romance with T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, which led to their marriage. Both Storm and Black Panther briefly joined the Fantastic Four. Later, Storm rejoined the X-Men, managing her duties with the X-Men and as the Queen of Wakanda. Following the schism, Storm stayed with Cyclops to help keep an eye on the strong personalities in the team. She also joined the Avengers.

Following the Avengers vs X-Men event, she joined the Jean Grey School and took over Kitty Pryde as Headmistress.

Vice Principal
Beast (Hank 'Henry' McCoy)
Superhuman strength, agility and durability; enhanced senses; healing factor; night vision; razor-sharp claws, pheromone excretion
Henry was born in Dundee, Illinois, in the United States, to Norton and Edna McCoy. His father, Norton McCoy, was employed at a local nuclear power plant before Henry's birth and was once exposed to intense nuclear radiation, which appeared to have caused his son's mutation. Hank was born with a vast intellect, unusually long arms and legs, and unusually large hands and feet for a human. As he dealt with animosity, he was invited by Charles Xavier into his Institute for Gifted Youngsters. As Beast, he was one of the original five X-Men alongside Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Iceman and Angel (Warren Worthington).

He left the X-Men to become a research scientist at the Brand Corporation where he was forced to ingest a serum he created in prevent his research from being stolen. As a result, he grew grey fur which eventually became blue and gained an ape-like form. He joined the super-team Avengers and later the Defenders before rejoining his former X-Men teammates to form X-Factor. While at X-Factor, he was subjected was a serum which removed his blue fur. He was touched by Apocalypse' Horseman Pestilence during a battle. Pestilence's powers interacted with the serum in a way that whenever Beast used his superhuman strength, his intelligence decreased. Later, an encounter with the mutant Infectia, capable of manipulating molecular structure through touch, caused Hank to eventually regain his furry appearance and intelligence. During this period of time, he romanced Trish Tilby, a reporter.

X-Factor eventually rejoined the X-Men after the various X-teams defeated the malevolent psychic entity Shadow King. He dedicated time to developing a cure for the mutant-killing Legacy virus. For a period of time, he was captured and replaced by the Dark Beast from the Age of Apocalypse reality. He escaped and return to the X-Men, eventually finding a cure for the virus based on the notes of geneticist Moira MacTaggert, who was killed by Mystique and her Brotherhood. Beast joined Storm's team of X-Men to recover the Destiny's Diaries, a series of books with predictions of the future. However, he was severely injured on the first mission by Vargas and he returned to the Xavier Institute. He was affected by the emergence of secondary mutations, gaining a feline physique. He was humiliated by the malevolent psychic Cassandra Nova and badly beaten up by a mind-controlled student Beak. Cassandra's genocidal plot was eventually stopped. Beast's relationship with Trish ended with her unable to accept his new look.

When news of a cure for mutation broke out, he was tempted. However, when he discovered that the cure was developed by fellow geneticist Dr. Kavita Rao based on experimentation on mutants, he helped the X-Men shut down her operation. After the X-Men relocated to San Francisco, Beast and Archangel (Warren Worthington) recruited scientists, including a now reformed Dr. Rao, to form the X-Club. Beast also met and later romanced S.W.O.R.D. Director Abigail Brand, joining the organization after a disagreement with Cyclops' method led to him leaving the X-Men. Hank also joined the Secret Avengers team.

When Wolverine built the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Hank took the chance to rejoin the X-Men. He remains in the Secret Avengers team.

Senior Staff Member  
Iceman (Robert "Bobby" Drake)
Organic ice control
Robert Drake was born in Floral Park, Long Island, New York, to William Robert Drake and Madeline Beatrice Bass-Drake. His powers first manifested when he was on a date and a local bully tried to take his date for himself. Robert pointed his finger at the bully and unwittingly encased him in a block of ice. The local townspeople, came looking for him in the form of an angry mob and the local sheriff had no choice but to put Robert in jail for his own protection. While Robert was sitting in his cell at the sheriff station, the outer wall was blown open by Cyclops and a brief fight ensued before they were stopped by Charles Xavier. Charles suggested to Robert's parents that he be enrolled into his School for Gifted Youngsters and his parents agreed. As Iceman, Robert became the youngest of the original five X-Men alongside Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast and Angel (Warren Worthington). He briefly romanced Polaris, who shortly after left for Havok instead. He left when the new X-Men team came in, attending UCLA. He joined the super-team Champions, then Defenders, before joining his former X-Men teammates to form X-Factor. An encounter with the Asgardian trickster god Loki led to Iceman losing control of his abilities. During a battle with the anti-mutant Right, he was fitted with a power-dampening belt which helped him control his abilities. He gained sufficient control over his augmented powers and he stopped using the belt. Later, Robert developed a romantic relationship with Opal Tanaka.    

X-Factor rejoined the X-Men and Iceman became a long-time X-Man. Iceman's relationship with Opal deteriorated with Robert's father displaying prejudices towards her Japanese heritage over a meal. As Iceman started to neglect her, she eventually broke off their relationship. When Iceman was checking on Emma Frost, who was in a comatose state after she was attacked by mutant Trevor Fitzroy and his Sentinels and placed in the Xavier mansion, there was an electricity breakdown. Emma woke up in the body of Iceman and used his powers in ways he had never used before. She eventually left Iceman's body. Robert invited Rogue to lunch with his parents but it ended badly when his father assumed a romantic relationship and verbally attacked them with the same prejudices he expressed with Opal. Iceman and Rogue then went on a road trip to ease their mind, with Rogue having problems with Gambit. Iceman eventually returned to the X-Men. When Graydon Creed was running for President with a anti-mutant campaign, Iceman was chosen to infiltrate the campaign. Iceman's father stood stood up in a crowd and spoke in favor of mutants, which surprised Iceman as his father had previously expressed prejudices. His father's connection with Robert was discovered and the people who worked for Graydon captured his father and almost beat him up to death. Robert left the X-Men to be with his dad. Iceman was captured to be part of Apocalypse' Twelve. Apocalypse intended to harness the powers of the Twelve but his plot was ended by Nate Grey and Cyclops. 

Iceman eventually returned to the X-Men. Iceman received a chest wound during a heated battle with Black Tom but due to a secondary mutation, his wound remained icy. When Iceman's body was shattered from the neck down by the demonic Azazel, he was able to reconstitute an ice form but was unable to change back to human. Following M-Day and the depowering of most of the mutant population, he found himself to be flesh and blood again and believed himself to have lost his powers. He soon discovered that he had actually lost his secondary mutation and is now able to revert from ice to flesh. A brief relationship with Polaris did not last. Iceman continued serving in the X-Men.  

   When Wolverine decided to open the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, he approached Iceman first and recruited him into the teaching staff. Wolverine also prompted Iceman to develop his Omega potential.

Senior Staff Member
Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey/Summers)
Virtually unlimited telepathic and telekinetic powers
Rachel Summers came from an alternate future (Days of Future Past) in which mutants were either killed or incarcerated by mutant-hunting robot Sentinels. In that reality, she is the daughter of Cyclops and Jean Grey. She was captured and made to become a hound, hunting other mutants for her masters. She was sent to the present by that reality's Kitty Pryde. In the present, she realized that Jean Grey is believed dead and Cyclops was married to Madelyne Pryor, who was pregnant. She joined the X-Men for a short period of time. She left after she attempted to kill Selene, Black Queen of the Hellfire Club, but was stopped by Wolverine. Badly injured, she was lured into Spiral's Body Shoppe.

She managed to escape and she eventually joined the British team Excalibur where she formed a good friendship with this reality's Kitty Pryde. After several failed attempts at bonding with Jean Grey, who had returned, she finally succeeded and was present at Jean's wedding to Cyclops. When her teammate Captain Britain was lost in the timestream, she traded places with him. She ended up two thousand years in a future where the world was conquered by Apocalypse. She gathered a group of rebels to form the Askani. As Mother Askani, she was involved in sending a member of the Askani to the past to bring her brother Nathan forward in time to help him recover from the techno-organic virus. The Askani cloned Nathan in case he was not able to survive the virus. Apocalypse's followers attacked the Askani and took the clone (who would later become the villain Stryfe), leaving Mother Askani critically injured. On life support, she drew the minds of Cyclops and Jean Grey into the future as Slym and Redd to raise Cable. She died ten years later, returning Cyclops and Jean Grey back to the past seconds after they had left.

  She became lost in the time-stream until Cable rescued her and returned her to the present. She was kidnapped by telepath Elias Bogan, former Lord Imperial of the Hellfire Club, before the X-Men rescued her. She rejoined the X-Men, taking the Marvel Girl codename and changing her surname from Summers to Grey in memory of her 'mother' Jean Grey, who had just died. She began to spend time with Jean's family but they were killed by the alien Shi'ar Death Commandos under orders to prevent the Phoenix from taking on another Grey as host. She was part of the team that traveled to space to stop Cyclops' long lost brother Vulcan from wrecking revenge on the alien Shi'ar Empire for the death of his mother. She remained in space as part of the Starjammers along with fellow X-Men Havok and Polaris and formed a relationship with the Shi'ar warrior Korvus. After several adventures in space, they were ready to return. Rachel sent a telepathic call which was picked up by Rogue.  Rogue led a team of X-Men to get them back to Earth. Rachel decided to join Wolverine's school as senior staff member.  

Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier)
Superhuman speed; flight; able to generate bursts of bright white light
Current Status
Active in the X-Men
Group Affiliations
X-Men Alpha Flight, Formerly Hydra, Xavier Institute Faculty, Front de Liberation du-Quebec
Jean-Paul's parents were killed in an automobile accident when young. He was eventually adopted, and he was separated from his twin sister Aurora. He became an elite skier in his teenage years. His powers manifested and he became unbeatable, quitting the sport as he became bored. Angry and rebellious, he soon joined the terrorist outfit Front de Liberation du-Quebec, fighting to win independence for Quebec from Canada. He was disgusting with the group's tactics and renounced terrorism. 

He joined Canada's superteam Alpha Flight where he was reunited with his sister, no Aurora. Much later, he publicly announced himself a gay and was soon recruited by Jean Grey to join an ad-hoc team of X-Men to fight Magneto. He was recruited into the X-Men proper by Professor X. He left active status and became a mentor to a student squad but was soon killed by a Wolverine brainwashed by the ninja Hand organization. Northstar's body was recovered by the Hand and he was resurrected to serve the Hand. He was stopped by Wolverine who brought him to SHIELD to have his programming undone. The Children of the Vault broke Northstar out to use him to attack the X-Men along with his sister Aurora but both of them were stopped and sent to SHIELD. The Acolytes' Exodus infiltrated SHIELD's helicarrier to break Northstar and Aurora out. 

They returned to Canada but made it to San Francisco to help the X-Men fight the Skrull invasion. Northstar was recruited back to the X-Men by Wolverine. Northstar joined a team of Alpha Flight but returned to the X-Men. He also married his boyfriend, Kyle Jinadu.

Junior Staff Member
 Karma (Xi'an Coy Mahn)
Psionic mind possession, allowing her to control multiple individuals simultaneously
Xi'an came from Vietnam. Her father was a Colonel in the South Vietnamese army. During the fall of Saigon, her father was shot and killed. Xi'an escaped on a small, cramped boat along with her mother and younger brother and sister, Leong and Nga. The boat was boarded by Thai pirates and Xi'an and her mother were raped. Her mother died afterwards. Arriving in New York City, she took in with Father Bowen, who was running a program to help Vietnamese refugees. However, her siblings were kidnapped by her uncle General Ngoc Coy and she used her powers to control Spider Man to rescue them. However, she was stopped by the Fantastic Four. The heroes agreed to help Karma retrieve her siblings. Xi'an faced her older brother Tran, who was working with their uncle. She was forced to kill him. 

Xi'an was referred by Reed Richards to Professor X and she became the first of the New Mutants as Karma, becoming the first leader due to her older age. However, after a mission, she was believed dead. She was actually taken as a host by the malevolent psychic entity, Shadow King. The New Mutants eventually liberated Xi'an. When her siblings went missing, she left the team again to search for her them. After finding her siblings, she became a librarian at the University of Chicago where she met Kitty Pryde, developing an unrequited love for her. 

Karma returned to the Institute to join former teammate Dani Moonstar as part of the teaching staff. She later joined the X-Men and later rejoined her former New Mutants teammates as part of the New Mutants X-Men squad. She lost her left leg while fighting the anti-human Right organization and received a prosthetic leg. In a mission to the otherworldly Limbo, she befriended an opponent Face. Upon returning, she left the New Mutants to take care of Face. She eventually joined the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

Junior Staff Member
Husk (Paige Guthrie)
Able to alter the submolecular structure of her body underneath her skin, allowing her to shed her outer epidermis to reveal a new layer of varying properties. She has used this power to turn her body into stone, glass, wood and other substances.
Paige is the younger sister of Sam Guthrie. She grew up wanting to be a mutant and got her wish. She was kidnapped by the alien Phalanx along with other new mutants but was rescued. She joined the Massachusetts Academy as part of the student team Generation X where she developed a mutual attraction with Chamber. Shortly after Generation X was disbanded, After Generation X was disbanded, Husk along with fellow Gen X-ers Jubilee and M joined former Xavier Institute headmaster Banshee's militaristic outfit X-Corp to keep an eye on him. X-Corp was disbanded and she joined the X-Men. She shared a brief romance with the much older Warren Worthington (Angel), helping him run the mutant charity Mutantes Sans Frontiers. The relationship ended under unknown circumstances. Along with her brother, she joined Wolverine. Her powers became unstable and after an argument with Kitty Pryde, she left the School. She joined the Hellfire Academy and was liberated by Toad. She returned to the Jean Grey School as student counselor. 

Junior Staff Member
Chamber (Jonothon 'Jono' Starsmore)
Projection of bio-blasts from his torso; limited telepathy
When Chamber's powers manifested, it blew a hole in his face and upper body. He traveled from his home in UK to US to enroll in the Xavier Institute and join Generation X. He was often moody and was unable to return fellow Gen X-er Husk's affections.

Just before Generation X was disbanded, Chamber was invited to join the X-Men. He eventually left active duty. He was soon asked by X-Man Wolverine to infiltrate Weapon X. Weapon X was able to repair restore his face and upper body. However, when the Scarlet Witch depowered most of the mutant population during M-Day, Chamber was one of those affected. With his face and upper body missing yet again, he was place in a life support in hospital until he was taken by the Clan Akkaba, an organization with ties to Apocalypse. Chamber is revealed to be a descendant of Apocalypse and Clan Akkaba restored Chamber's face and upper body. However, Chamber now has characteristics similar to that of Apocalypse.

While there were hints that Chamber might have gained omega-level mutant abilities, he next turned up as a member of New Warriors, with technology granting him the ability to create solidified sound constructs. After the New Warriors disbanded, Chamber turned up at Utopia. In the Age of X reality, Chamber's old powers kicked in, his face and upper body was blown off again. He retained this look after the Age of X reality reverted.

Warbird (Ava'dara Naganandini)
Warbird comes from the alien Shi'ar Imperium. Ava'dara's "father" was an automated seed sprinkler and her "mother" was one of thousands frozen eggs harvested each month from females factory workers as part of their government-mandated body-tax. Her birth mother was an alien slave who died after giving birth to her. She later trained and gained the title of Warbird. On one of her missions, she allowed the child of her killing targets to survive and escape. As punishment, she was sent to be the bodyguard of Prince Kubark, son of Gladiator, King of the Shi'ar Imperium. She followed him to the Jean Grey School. After Gladiator took Kubark back with the arrival of the Phoenix Force, he made Warbird stay on Earth. She joined the School staff as an art teacher.

Angel (Warren Worthington III)
Flight via wings
Angel is formerly the multi-billionaire Warren Worthington III. Warren is one of the original X-Men along with Cyclops, Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Beast and Iceman. He left when the new team came in, joining the Champions, then Defenders before rejoining his former teammates to form X-Factor. 

With his fortune, he financed X-Factor, masquerading as mutant hunters but their intention is to bring in mutants in to provide them a safe harbor. While in X-Factor, Angel was caught by the mutant-killing Marauders team and his wings were impaled. Angel's friend Cameron Hodge, X-Factor's manager, was secretly the leader of the mutant-hating Right organization. He orchestrated the amputation of Angel's wings and the airplane accident that seemingly killed Angel. Angel was rescued by Apocalypse prior to the explosion. Using his otherworldly Celestial technology, Apocalypse grafted metal wings to Angel and made him Death, one of his Four Horsemen. As leader, Death led the Horsemen against X-Factor before Iceman managed to return him to his senses. He rejoined X-Factor shortly after and renamed himself Archangel.  

X-Factor eventually rejoined the X-Men and Angel became a long-time X-Man. He formed brief romantic relationships with fellow X-Men Psylocke and later Husk. Angel's feather wings eventually returned, breaking the metal wings he had as Archangel. A long time later, Angel's Archangel persona re-emerged. When Fantomex in his X-Force team killed Apocalypse, Angel became the heir. With the Archangel persona in firm control, he was joined by the Four Horsemen and other former servants of Apocalypse. He attempted to engineer the destruction of the world, intending to grow a new world out of the old. When his Horseman Death was killed by X-Force, Archangel made Psylocke into the new Death and intended her to be his bride. However, Psylocke managed to return to her senses and together with Fantomex fought Archangel. Using the Celestial Life Seed, she stabbed Archangel in the chest, seemingly killing him. However, Angel appeared alive though he is amnesiac. Angel is placed in Wolverine's Jean Grey Institute as a student. He soon graduated and assigned as teaching assistant.

Adjunct Staff
Frenzy (Joanne Cargill)
Superhuman strength and durability
Frenzy started out as a member of the Alliance of Evil team serving under Apocalypse which fought X-Factor (original X-Men). She later joined the Acolytes, mutant zealots worshipping Magneto. When Magneto became the ruler of the island Genosha, Joanna became ambassador to the United Nations. When Magneto declared war on humanity, she was captured by the US government. The X-Man Jean Grey freed Cargill and mind-controlled her into joining her ad-hoc team of X-Men. The X-Men team eventually defeated Magneto. Later, Joanna joined a new acolytes team led by Exodus which joined Sinister's Marauders team. The Acolytes team eventually disbanded and Joanna made her way to the mutant island Utopia. After a stint as an X-Man in the alternate Age of X reality, she had a new outlook on life. She joined a team of X-Men for two missions before joining Wolverine in Westchester.

Adjunct Staff
Doop was said to be the product of a Cold War era US military experiment, becoming instrumental in the downfall of the Soviet Union. He later served as cameramen for the celebrity mutant superteam X-Force, later X-Statix. After X-Statix disbanded, Doop became known as Daap and was found in space by Polaris. For some reason, Daap brought Polaris and the mutant-hating Leper Queen to Apocalypse's fortress. Doop was later brought into the mutant island Utopia as a private investigator. When Wolverine opened the Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning, Doop was recruited by Wolverine to become adjunct staff.


The student body at the Jean Grey School is mainly comprised of students from the now defunct Xavier Institute for Higher Learning (from 2001 publication date). Several new students also enrolled into the School.

Armor (Ichiki Hisako)
Telekinetic body armour
Armor first appeared in the Astonishing X-Men series. She was from the Paladins student squad mentored by Kitty Pryde and later joined the X-Men for several missions. Wolverine became her mentor of sorts. She also joined the New X-Men team on one mission.   

Anole (Victor Borkowski)
Spiked carapace on head; sticky prehensile tongue; able to cling to solid surfaces; able to camouflage his skin to match almost any surface
Anole was first featured prominently in the New X-Men: Academy X series and was the leader of the Alpha Squadron student squad. Shortly after the student squads were disbanded, he joined the team in New X-Men and later in Young X-Men before becoming an X-Man in Training. He formed a good friendship with fellow student Rockslide.

Blindfold (Ruth Aldine)
Precognitive Abilities
Active: Astonishing X-Men #7 (2005)
Blindfold first appeared in the Astonishing X-Men series as a precognitive student. She joined the team in Young X-Men before becoming an X-Man in Training.

Bling! (Roxy Washington)
Rock body, can fire rock shards
Roxy first appeared in the X-Men vol. 2 series as part of Gambit's Chevalier's student squad. As a lesbian, she was attracted to new student Foxx, actually Mystique in disguise. She became an X-Man in Training. 

Broo is a mutant young of the alien parasitic Brood. Unlike his bethren, he was born exhibiting kindness. 
He first appeared in Astonishing X-Men #40.

Cipher (Alisa Tager)
Invisibility, Phasing/Intangibility, Complete Stealth
Active: Young X-Men #8 (2008)
Cipher first appeared in the Young X-Men series. She was a student who joined the Xavier Institute when it opened its doors to an expansive student body. Due to her invisibility powers, no one knew of her presence except Blindfold, with whom she conversed occasionally. She eventually revealed herself to Ink to persuade him to rejoin the Young X-Men team to fight the Y-Men. She later became an X-Man in Training.

Generate shockwaves from his body when distressed, powerful enough to shatter solid matter
Active: Dark Reign: The Cabal #1 (2009)
Crosta is a member of the Homo Mermanus race (Atlantean). Crosta was secreted away by his mother after the abandonment of Atlantis, his father eventually brought him to the attention of their King Namor in a paternity suit.

When his mutant powers emmerged he was ordered by Namor to attend the X-Men's mutant school in San Francisco, rather than remain with his mother or join his father in Latveria with the Atlantean military, he violently rejected the idea, attacking Namor. Reined in by Namor, he was sent to the X-Men.

He was later shown in the waters below Utopia, guiding new Atlantean immigrants to the Citizen Intake Center at the base of the pillar supporting Utopia.

Dust (Sooraya Qadir)
Can transform her body into a living sandstorm able to blind opponents or strip away flesh
Active: New X-Men #138 (2003)
Dust is an adolescent Sunni Muslim girl born in Afghanistan. She was kidnapped by a slave-trading ring after she was separated from her mother. She was rescued by Wolverine who took her to X-Corporation Mumbai. She enrolled at the Xavier Institute and had the loud and rebellious Noriko (Surge) as roomate. They had disagreements over their views. Dust was placed in Xorn's Special Class but discovered Xorn's intended betrayal. She alerted Professor X but both were defeated as Xorn went on the rampage before he was stopped by the X-Men.

She was placed in the Hellions student squad and joined the New X-Men team after M-Day. She was the target for death of the Purifiers, who believed that she would go on to kill the Purifiers. However, the Purifiers were defeated.

After the Messiah Complex crossover, Cyclops disbanded the X-Men and shut off the Institute. Dust returned to Afghanistan but was tricked into joining the Young X-Men team by the cyborg Donald Pierce. She was tricked into fighting former New Mutant Magma. After the ruse was discovered, the Young X-Men rejoined the mutants in San Francisco. Her fight with Magma caused cell degradation and she was eventually healed by Ink.

She joined several X-Men missions, including fighting off alien Skrulls during their invasion of San Francisco; and fending off Nimrod and vampire invasions.

Enhanced strength
Ernst first appeared in New X-Men (X-Men vol. 2) and was part of the Special Class. It is hinted that she is the villain Cassandra Nova trapped in the body of the Imperial Guardsman Stuff. She was not an X-Man in Training, unlike all the other students.

Eye Boy (Trevor)
Many Eyes
Active: Wolverine and the X-Men #19 (2012)
Trevor is one of the mutants that emerge following the Avengers vs X-Men event.

Blasts created from face
Face is one of the babies kidnapped by demons to open the gate from Limbo to Earth during Inferno. After the demonic invasion is ended, the babies ended up with Project: Purgatory which raised them and trained them in their powers. Project: Purgatory attacked the New Mutants. The New Mutant Karma made contact with Face using her powers, creating a bond and Face helped her. After Project: Purgatory was defeated, Face joined Utopia and was placed under the care of Karma. When Karma followed Wolverine following the schism, Face followed suit, settling in the Jean Grey School.

Genesis (Evan Sabah Nur) 
Molecular manipulation, Immortality, Superhuman strength, speed, Agility, Endurance, Reflexes, Durability;
After X-Force's Fantomex killed the mutant supremacist Apocalypse, he obtained DNA samples. He cloned a boy out of the cells and had him raised in virtual reality by in a Kansas farming family. When Apocalypse's heir, Archangel, threatened the destruction of the world, Fantomex returned to the virtual reality as Uncle Cluster, bringing Evan out to help in the fight. After Archangel was stopped, Fantomex enrolled Evan into the Jean Grey Institute. In one of the possible futures seen by the cyborg Deathlok, Evan grew up to become Apocalypse, destroying the Jean Grey Institute.

Gentle (Nezhno Abidemi)
Extreme strength by increasing muscle mass of his body to impossible levels; Prolonged usage of powers will result in death; Vibranium tatoos on his body keeps his powers in check.
Gentle first appeared in New X-Men. He was mentioned to be part of Storm's student squad and comes from Wakanda, the African nation ruled by the Black Panther. He joined the New X-Men team and later became an X-Man in Training.

Graymalkin (Jonas Graymalkin)
Has a number of abilities that wax and wane with exposure to light such as night vision, super strength, enhanced agility and invulnerability
Graymalkin first appeared in Young X-Men. Jonas was the only child born to Charles and Marcia Graymalkin. His family lived on the land where the Xavier Institute would eventually be built. Jonas was experimenting sexuality with another boy when he was in the act by his father. His father beat him unconscious and buried him alive. His mutant powers activated then, allowing him to fall into a state of suspended animation for 200 years until the destruction of the Xavier Institute at the hands of Bishop. He returned to start observing the Young X-Men team, eventually joining the team. He later became an X-Man in Training.

Hellion (Julian Keller)
High-level telekinesis
Active: New Mutants #2 (2003)
Julian was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who managed to work their way out poverty to become billionaires. Julian was sent to the Xavier Institute so that he would learn to use his powers with some discretion. He adopted an air of superiority which annoyed other students. However, he became the favorite student of Emma Frost, adopting the codename Hellion in tribute to her first class of students, Hellions.

He became interested in leader of the rival New Mutants student squad, Wind Dancer. However, when she was depowered on M-Day, she left the Institute and the relationship went no where. In a competition to determine who will make it to the New X-Men team, Julian failed to follow Emma Frost's instructions to knock X-23 out early. Julian was placed in the New X-Men team but leadership was passed to Surge instead. Hellion had many missions in the New X-Men team. He accompanied X-23 to search for a captured Mercury. In the process, both developed a crush on the other. 

During the Messiah Complex crossover, the New X-Men team attempted a preemptive strike on the Purifiers. The team was ambushed by the Purifiers' Reavers team and Lady Deathstrike, who critically injured Hellion. Cyclops disbanded the X-Men and shut down the Institute. Unable to locate his parents, Hellion turned to Magneto, who rejected him.

He joined the rest of the mutants in San Francisco and was kidnapped by the Sapiens League along with Surge and Boom Boom. They were rescued by X-Force. In the Utopia crossover, Hellion gathered a group to break the city curfew and deliver a message. However, the group was captured by Osborn's Dark X-Men before they were rescued.

Hellion was in an X-Men team fighting off an invasion of Nimrod sentinels in the Second Coming crossover when he lost both of his hands. Harboring a hatred for sentinels, Hellion severely damaged his teammate Karima Shapandar, an Omega Sentinel, during a mission to repair damages in San Francisco caused by the Nimrod attacks, when she turned rogue. Hellion was told to control himself by Cyclops or he could be locked up in the brig.

Hellion gained a greater mastery of his powers in the Age of X reality created by the Moira personality in Legion, which he managed to retain when reality was reverted to normal.

Indra (Paras Gavaskar)
Retractable armored plates
Active: New X-Men: Academy X #7 (2005)
Indra is the youngest of the remaining powered students. During the San Francisco riots, Indra knocked out some HAMMER agents, violating the most important tenet of his Jain faith - absolute nonviolence. Indra started to experience great pain when accessing his powers, believing it divine punishment for violating his beliefs. Rogue attempted to counsel him, suggesting that his inability to access his powers was psychosomatic. Rogue also confronted him with the fact that he chose the codename Indra, the Hindu god of war, despite his pacifist beliefs and believed that he did so out of belief in his own potential. Rogue also mentioned that Indra was choosing to back away from his potential rather than embracing it. Following that, Indra began manifesting a sophisticated full suit of armor and weaponry as an upgrade of his powers.
When his family summoned him back to India, he returned with Magneto, Rogue, Anole and Loa. His father forced him to take his elder brother's place in an arranged marriage. The group fought the Child of the Vault. The marriage was eventually cancelled and Indra returned home with the X-Men. Indra became an X-Man in Training.

Astral Projection; Telepathy
Active: X-Men Legacy Vol. 2 #2 (2013)
Karasu-Tengu and her brother Sojobo-Tengu were abandoned as infants, but were later saved and raised by the evil Japanese ninja Ogun. When Ogun died, the twins became his heirs. After the activation of their mutant powers, the twins were forced by the Yamaugichi-Kai Clan to psychically torture victims. They were convinced to leave the Clan by Legion. However, Legion was attacked by the X-Men who thought he was going to hurt the twins. After Legion left, the X-Men invited the twins to join the Jean Grey School. However, Sojobo was in fact possessed by Luca Aldine who wanted to get close to his sister Blindfold, a student in the Jean Grey School, in order to kill her. Luca was defeated by Legion but Sojobo did not survive. Even though Karasu hated Legion for his role in her brother's death, she helped rescue Legion. Later, she was kidnapped and imprisoned in a concentration camp in Brazil before she was rescued by Cable's X-Force.

Kid Gladiator (Kubark) (right)
Warbird (Ava'dara Naganandini) (left)
Powers: Superstrength, flight
Kid Gladiator is the son of Gladiator, currently Majestor of the alien Shi'ar Imperium. He was sent by his father to study at the Jean Grey's Institute for Higher Learning as punishment for destroying half of Chandilar, royal city of the Shi'ar Imperium. Warbird was sent to be his bodyguard. Following the arrival of the Phoenix Force, his father came to take him back. He eventually returned to the Jean Grey School.
Wolverine and the X-Men #1 is both characters' first appearance.

Kid Omega (Quentin Quire)
Omega level telepath and telekinetic
Active: New X-Men #126 (2002)
After his attempted riot was stopped, Kid Omega's body began burning out by his own powers caused by the drug Kick. Beast failed to stabilize himself and Xorn was asked to help Kid Omega along. In fact, Kid Omega evolved into a non-corporeal form dormant in Beast's laboratory.
When the Phoenix Force returned to Earth, it sensed Quentin Quire. Although the Force passed Quentin as a possible host for it, Quentin regain consciousness and reconstituted his body. Quentin asked the Force to resurrect his lover Sophie but she was disgusted by him and chose to return to death. In anguish, Quentin returned to his previous non-corporeal state.
He later resurfaced and attempted to destroy the Utopia Island but was stopped by fellow student Martha Johansson and the Stepford Cuckoos.

Match (Ben Hammil)
Pyrokinesis; immunity to heat and flame
Active: New X-Men: Academy X #7 (2005)
Match was the leader of the Paragons student squad.
During the San Francisco riots in the Utopia crossover, Match joined Hellion's rebellious group to try to make a point to the authorities. However, the group was captured by Norman Osborn's forces before X-Force rescued all captured mutants. Match became an X-Man in Training.

Mercury (Cessily Kincaid)
Body made of non-toxic, malleable bio-mercury; shapeshifting
Active: New Mutants #2 (2003)
Cessily, an Irish American, was raised in Portland, Oregon by her parents. When her powers manifested, her parents were disgusted and they sent her to the Xavier Institute. She befriended Julian Keller (Hellion) and Santo Vacarro (Rockslide). She became roommates with Laurie Collins (Wallflower) but did not like her. She also developed an unrequited crush on Wither.
She was placed in the Hellions student squad and joined the New X-Men after M-Day. She was kidnapped by Facility X which used her bio-mercury to create Predator X, leaving her physically traumatized and forcing her to recuperate at the Institute. Mercury rejoined the New X-Men team for missions and joined the mutants at San Francisco. 
She joined several X-Men missions, including fighting off alien Skrulls during their invasion of San Francisco; searching for Magik in the otherworldly Limbo; peace-keeping during the San Francisco riots and fending off a vampire invasion.

No-Girl (Martha Johnasson) 
Active: New X-Men #134 (2003)
Martha was a mutant runaway who was captured by the U-Men. Their founder John Sublime had her brain removed, keeping the disembodied brain alive in a a capsule. Martha was controlled by drugs and syringes. She was eventually freed by X-Men Cyclops and Emma Frost and she took revenge on Sublime by mentally forcing him to fall to his death. Martha became a student in the Xavier Institute's Special Class under the mentorship of Xorn. Fellow student Quentin Quire invented a special hovering case to hold her brain, allowing her a level of mobility. Martha befriended another student, Ernst. When Xorn turned rogue, destroying the school and forming a new Brotherhood of Mutants, Martha and Ernst joined him. After Xorn was stopped, Martha returned to life as a student. After the X-Men relocated to Utopia, she stopped Quentin Quire's plan to destroy the island. Following the schism between Cyclops and Wolverine, Martha stayed with Cyclops and was recruited into the Five Lights team by Zero. Zero used his powers to give Martha a new physical body.

Oya (Idie Okonkwo)
Delta State, Nigeria
Temperature Transference, manifested as freezing or flame generation
Idie believes that her powers are a curse. She was under attack in her home in Delta State, Nigeria after her powers manifested when she was rescued by Storm and Hope. She became the youngest of the lights at 14. While on a visit to the Museum of Mutant History in San Francisco along with the X-Men, they were attacked by the Hellfire Club. Oya was forced to kill members of the Hellfire Club to save her fellow mutants. Oya became traumatized and the X-Men believe it best that Oya leave Utopia and join Wolverine's side. She defected to the Hellfire Academy to find out Broo's attacker. After discovering that the Black King Kade Kilgore was the one, she attacked him but decided against killing him. She returned to the Jean Grey School following the fall of the Hellfire Academy and developed a relationship with Quentin Quire.

Pixie (Megan Gywnn)
Butterfly wings granting flight, pixie dust which causes hallucinations
Wields a soul dagger
Limited magic abilities, including teleportation
Active: New X-Men: Academy X #5 (2004)
Megan is a Welsh teenager from the mining town Abergylid. For years, she believed that her father died in the mine and she was raised by her grandparents. After enrolling at the Xavier Institute, she was assigned to be part of the Paragons training squad under the tutelage of Wolfsbane. She was voted the Friendliest Student. Some time later, the Institute students were brought to the otherworldly Limbo. A group of students, including Pixie, fought demons and were saved by the Darkchilde/Magik, who was created by the Belasco, the ruler of Limbo, out of the memories of Illyana Rasputin. Pixie submitted to Magik's request to use her soul to create a Soulsword and Bloodstones. The process was interrupted by fellow student Anole, and only one Bloodstone and a Souldagger were created instead. The Souldagger was actually a portion of Pixie's soul and black magic now filled the hole left behind in the dagger's creation. A portion of her pink hair changed to black. Pixie was taught a teleportation spell by Magik and she used it to teleport the group of students to save the other students from Belasco. Magik was able to defeat Belasco. The students returned to the Xavier Institute and Pixie was added to the New X-Men team.  

After Cyclops disbanded the X-Men (following Messiah CompleX), Pixie returned to her hometown. She found the demonic N'Garai kidnapping people to feed their leader, Kierrok the Damned. Pixie called in the X-Men to defeat Kierrok and N'Garai. Pixie then returned with the X-Men to America, where she joined the team in their new base in San Francisco. After leaving one of Dazzler's gigs, Pixie was attacked by a group of masked anti-mutant men calling themselves the Hellfire Cult. After a brief period of time questioning her desire to remain with the X-Men, Pixie returned in time to help the X-Men defeat Empath, leader of the Hellfire Cult.

Pixie reluctantly joined a group of X-Men to find Magik in Limbo where they fought Belasco's daughter, Witchfire. Witchfire forged a new Bloodstone from Pixie's soul before she was finally defeated by the X-Men and Magik. Magik returned to the X-Men but Pixie was despondent over losing more of her soul. Pixie soon discovered that her father was actually the deceased villain Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde). Shortly after, Pixie and the New Mutants team, in which Magik was a member, were captured by Project Purgatory on separate occasions. The Project succeeded in extracting the bloodstones from Pixie to summon the Elder Gods but both the Project and Elder Gods were defeated by the X-Men. After the battle, Magik gave Pixie a golden box containing her Souldagger and both her bloodstones. 

Some time later, Pixie flirted with Five Lights member Velocidad, unaware that he had something going on with team leader Hope Summers. Pixie was packing to join Wolverine to return to Westchester following his schism with Cyclops when Hope approached her to join her team.

She later joined the Jean Grey School and eventually graduated into full X-Men status.

Primal (Teon Savko)
Powers: Ultra-efficient instinct
Teon is seemingly a feral mutant capable of speaking only a few words. However, while in a court, he managed to articular his thoughts in an intelligent manner. He likes to spar with Wolverine.
Rockslide (Santo Vacarro)
Organic rock hide; enhanced strength and durability; ability to detach and reattach his limbs to fire as projectiles which are uncontrollable once detached
Active: New Mutants #3 (2003)
An Italian-American mutant from Boston, Santo was sent to the Xavier Institute where he befriended Julian Keller (Hellion) and joined the Hellions student squad. He joined the New X-Men team following M-Day. The X-Men was disbanded following the Messiah Complex crossover. Rockslide was tricked into joining the Young X-Men team by the cyborg Donald Pierce. After the ruse was discovered, the Young X-Men rejoined the other mutants in San Francisco. He participated in several X-Men missions, including fighting off alien Skrulls during their invasion of San Francisco; searching for Magik in the otherworldly Limbo; peace-keeping during the San Francisco riots; and fending off Nimrods and vampires invasions. Rockslide shares a good friendship with Anole and both attempted crime-fighting in San Francisco. 

Sharkgirl (Iara Dos Santos)
Able to turn into a shark-human hybrid
Active: Wolverine and the X-Men #20 (2012)
Iara is one of the new mutants that emerged following the Avengers vs X-Men event. Angel tried to recruit her but fought Mystique and the new Silver Samurai who intended to recruit her too. Iara eventually joined the Jean Grey School.

Sprite (Jia Jing)
Flight due to wings
Active: Wolverine and the X-Men #19 (2012)
Jia Jing is one of the mutants that emerge following the Avengers vs X-Men event. She comes from Beijing.

Surge (Noriko Ashida)
Ability to absorb electricity and rechannel it into speed and offensive bursts
Active: New Mutants vol. 2 #10 (2004)
Noriko was born in Japan but ran away from home when she was thirteen after her powers manifested. She ended up living homeless on the streets of Salem Centre when she went to the Institute gates pleading for help. However, she was chased away by the student Hellion. She was eventually brought to the Institute by Wolfsbane, Elixir, Wind Dancer, Wallflower and Prodigy. Beast designed a pair of gauntlets that will regulates electricity powers. Nori became a student at Xavier and became roommates with the Muslim Dust. However, they had disagreements over the accepted role of women.

Noriko became part of the New Mutants student squad and eventually became a couple with teammate David Alleyne (Prodigy). Noriko retained her powers after M-Day and was placed as leader of the New X-Men student team. She led the New X-Men team through several missions. Fearing for the safety of David, who lost his powers after M-Day, Noriko began to push David away in the hopes of driving him away from the school and out of harm's way. Their relationship eventually ended.

Cyclops disbanded the X-Men and shut down the Institute after the Messiah Complex crossover. Surge made her way to Colorado seeking help from former mentor Dani Moonstar, who counseled Surge on how to deal with the pain that came with being a mutant. Surge rejoined the other mutants as they relocated to San Francisco. She aided the X-Men in fighting off the Skrull invasion.

She was later kidnapped along with Boom Boom and Hellion by the Sapien League before they were rescued by X-Force. Surge went on to help the X-Men in several missions.

Trance (Hope Abbott)
Astral projection; astral form causes energy damage
Active: New X-Men: Academy X #12 (2005)
Trance was in the Paragons student squad. When Trance lost control of her powers during the San Francisco riots (Utopia crossover), Rogue helped her  regain control. Trance joined an X-Men team to travel to the otherworldly Limbo to rescue Magik.

Transonic (Laurie Tromette)
Vancouver B.C.
Powers: Supersonic Flight
Laurie is a studious person who sometimes wonder about her deep loyalty to Hope. Zero recruited her to attack Hope Summers but she backed out in the end, helping Hope defeat Zero.

Velocidad (Gabriel Cohuelo)
Mexico City, Mexico
Powers: Time-warping speedster
Gabriel is attracted to Hope and shared a kiss with her once. However, when he was caught by Hope while flirting with Pixie, resulting in both girls' unhappiness. He revealed that the usage of his powers is aging him prematurely.

Bamfs are Nightcrawler lookalikes who were seen in the Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning. It has not been revealed where they came from though it is likely they came through the inter-dimensional portal set up by Beast. Some Bamfs are recently seen with the demonic Azazel. 

This Krakoa is a spawn of the original Krakoa, the Living Island, which the X-Men fought years ago. Krakoa was manipulated by the Hellfire Club to attack the newly built Jean Grey Institute. Kid Omega managed to reason with him and Rachel Grey liberated him. Krakoa then became part of the Jean Grey School.

Former Staff

Senior Staff Member, formerly Headmistress
Kitty Pryde
Able to transform her body into an intangible state; can disrupt electrical systems by phasing through them
Katherine Anne "Kitty" Pryde was born in Deerfield, Illinois to Carmen and Theresa Pryde of Jewish descent. Her powers emerged when she was thirteen, which gave her headaches. She was approached by both Hellfire Club's Emma Frost and the X-Men's Professor X. Kitty got along better with Professor X and the three X-Men with him (Storm, Colossus and Wolverine), becaming fast friends with the X-Men's Storm. The Hellfire Club attacked and captured the X-Men. Kitty became separated in the confusion and she contacted other members of the X-Men who rescued their teammates. Professor X used his powers to change the Prydes' unfavorable attitude towards him and Kitty was allowed to enroll at the Xavier Institute. She also joined the X-Men, adopting the codename Sprite. Shortly after, her body was taken over by an older Katherine Pryde from the dystopian 'Days of Future Past' future, who helped the X-Men prevent the assassination of Senator Kelly by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Back in her body, Kitty singlehandedly defeated an N'Garai demon. Kitty was later forced to attend Emma Frost's Massachusetts Academy by her parents. However, when Emma's attempt to subdue the X-Men failed, she revoked Kitty's admission. While in the X-Men, Kitty developed a crush on teammate Colossus and formed a strong friendship with her sister Illyana and Nightcrawler. Kitty befriended the dragon Lockheed while on a mission in outer space. Wolverine became a mentor of sorts while Storm regarded Kitty as a daughter. Kitty was later assigned to the New Mutants team to be with mutants close to her age but following her objections, she returned to the X-Men. She was kidnapped by the Morlock Caliban to be her bride but was saved by the X-Men. Kitty shared a brief romance with Colossus. However, while on the Beyonder's world, he developed feelings for an alien woman Zsaji, who eventually died. When Colossus returned, he confessed to Kitty his feelings for Zsaji, ending their romance. Kitty became good friends with Doug Ramsey, sharing an interest in computers. Doug eventually joined the New Mutants as Cypher. 

Kitty was possessed by the ninja demon Ogun when she traveled to Japan to find her father. Kitty gained a virtual lifetime of martial arts training and was brainwashed into becoming a ninja assassin. She was sent to kill Wolverine. With Wolverine's help, she was able to resist Ogun's influence. They were able to vanquish Ogun and Kitty took on the codename Shadowcat.

Kitty was injured during the Marauders' massacre of the Morlocks. She lost control of her powers and was stuck in an intangible state. Her condition deteriorated before she was saved by Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four. The X-Men injured during the massacre were sent to Moira MacTaggert's Muir Island to recuperate. Kitty and Nightcrawler joined the British team Excalibur after they watched the X-Men seemingly perish at the hands of the Adversary. She romanced agent Pete Wisdom and joined international law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D. for a mission. She broke off her relationship with Wisdom shortly after. When Excalibur disbanded, Shadowcat, Nightcrawler and Colossus returned to the X-Men. 

She visited Genosha, gaining a rebellious streak for reasons unknown. She returned to the X-Men for a while, departing following the death of Colossus. She attended the University of Chicago, where she met the former New Mutant Karma. Being lesbian, Karma developed a crush on Kitty, which was not reciprocated. During this period of time, her father died. Soon after, she was kidnapped by the anti-mutant Reverend Stryker but Storm's team of X-Men rescued her. 

She rejoined the X-Men under Cyclops' team, harboring reservations serving alongside a reformed Emma Frost. She found Colossus alive on the first mission and they soon resumed dating. While in the alien Breakworld, Kitty used her powers to make a bullet pointed at Earth intangible. However, she was also trapped in the bullet as the X-Men resigned themselves to losing her. Some time later, Magneto decided to show his new allegiances to the X-Men by using his magnetic powers to return the bullet to Earth, cracking it into half and rescuing Kitty. He had previously encountered the bullet and had been keeping tabs on it until his decision to draw it back. However, Kitty was stuck in an intangible state, which was eventually reversed with an alien ritual conducted by the Breakworlders.

She joined Wolverine at the Jean Grey School as headmistress. When the original X-Men were brought to the present by the Beast, she decided to serve as their guide, quitting her role as Headmistress.

Junior Staff Member
Cannonball (Samuel "Sam" Guthrie)
Able to generate and release thermochemical energy; protective blast field, flight
Cannonball's father died in the coal mines in Kentucky when he was young. As a result, he followed in his father's footsteps to work in the coal mines to support his family. He is the oldest of 10 siblings in the family, of which 5 later display mutant powers. He was misled into joining the Hellfire Club and fought against Professor X's new recruits but he learnt the errors of his ways and joined the new recruits to become part of the New Mutants. He became co-leader with Dani Moonstar. While in the New Mutants, he met and romanced the intergalactic thief Lila Cheney for a period of time.

Eventually, the mutant from the future Cable took charge of the New Mutants and reorganized it into the paramilitary X-Force. Cable groomed Cannonball, believing him to be a External, a type of mutants who are virtually immortal. Cannonball became leader of the X-Force when Cable was not around.
He accepted the invitation to become an X-Man and his greatest moment came when he defeated Gladiator, the leader of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.He subsequently rejoined X-Force. When X-Force dissolved, he joined X-Corporation Paris for a short while before joining Storm's X-Men team.

Sam joined a newly formed but short-lived X-Force to deal with the threat of Skornn and went in search with Siryn for Cable when the latter was killed by Skornn. He rejoined the X-Men after the mission.
He became the leader of the New Mutants X-Men squad but after suffering from traumatic events when during a mission in Limbo and in the Age of X reality, he left New Mutants to recuperate. Following the schism, he left Utopia to join Wolverine's teaching staff. He left the teaching staff to join the Avengers.

Junior Staff Member
Mimic (Calvin Rankin)
Able to mimic any human or superhuman abilities or powers.
Currently possesses the powers of the original 5 X-Men.
Calvin Rankin was born in Passaic, New Jersey. After an accidental mixup of chemicals from his father Ronald's experiments, he gained his powers to temporarily copy skills and powers. Ronald brought Calvin into a mine where he worked on a machine worked on a machine to make the abilities his son absorbed permanent. But his experiments with the device caused several power outages in the vicinity; in order to hold off the mob which was tracking these disturbances, Ronald blasted the mine entrance, but he was accidentally caught and killed in the explosion, and his device sealed deep inside the mine. As Mimic, Calvin attempted to manipulate the X-Men to get to the machine. However, Calvin's powers were removed by the machine. Professor X of the X-Men wiped his mind and let him go. Attending the same college as X-Man Jean Grey, his memories returned. Calvin blackmailed his way into the X-Men and eventually was made deputy leader. However, he began to antagonize others with his arrogant nature and was expelled after a fight with Cyclops. He saved the X-Men from the Super-Adaptoid, defeating him by tricking it into copy his artificial powers. He lost his powers but became a better person.

Calvin regained his powers but they were enhanced to absorb people's life forces, killing them. As Beast worked on a solution, Calvin seemingly perished in a self-sacrificial fight against the Hulk after gaining his gamma radiation. He was actually in a coma until Wolverine came near him. Absorbing Wolverine's healing powers, Calvin revived. After an encounter with X-Force, Calvin was recruited by the psionic entity Onslaught and his powers were stabilized. After Onslaught was defeated, Calvin was imprisoned by Operation: Zero Tolerance for a brief period of time before he was freed by the Excalibur team, who thought that he was Professor X. Calvin became friends with Excalibur, helping them in a few missions and attending the wedding of Excalibur members Captain Britain and Meggan.

Much later, he resurfaced as part of Norman Osborn's Dark X-Men team, diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. He formed a deep friendship with fellow teammate Weapon Omega. After Norman Osborn fell out of power. Both Mimic and Weapon Omega escaped. When Weapon Omega's powers started up, Mimic brought him to the Jean Grey School to seek help. After several unsuccessful attempts to help him, Beast had Weapon Omega go into an induced artificial coma to prevent his powers from killing him. Rogue invited Mimic to join the School as a teacher. Eventually, Mimic decided to leave the school to find a new life for himself.

Administrative Assistant
Cybernetic enhancements
Deathlok's AI inhabits a human host who was a psychopathic killer. He arrived from the future to help X-Force fight against an army of Deathloks who wanted to kill Fantomex to save the World. These Deathloks formerly super-beings from an alternate future in which the super-beings had became self-appointed judge, jury and executioner. The Father used the World to instigate Operation Deathlok. The Deathloks' mission was to convert all superhumans into controllable Deathlok troopers. The population supported the programmed and it was made law. In the present, this Deathlok unit led X-Force into the World to kill the Father and stop the other Deathloks. Deathlok then joined X-Force to safeguard the World. He was invited by Wolverine to become a guest lecturer at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. He became administrative assistant to Kitty Pryde. He was later captured by Hope Summers of the future and Blaquesmith who used his powers to evolve Cable's powers.

Senior Staff Member
 Rogue (Anna Marie)
Able to absorb memories and abilities through physical contact
Anna Marie was born in Caldecott County, Mississippi, to a happy family. When her mother disappeared after a failed attempt at using Native American mysticism, Anna was raised by her strict and authoritarian Aunt Carrie. She ran away from home as a young teenager. Eventually, she was taken in as a daughter by the shape-shifting Mystique and precognitive Destiny. She grew close to a boy named Cody Robbins. At a moment when she kissed Cody, her powers emerged, absorbing the life energies of Cody and leaving him in permanent coma. Traumatized by the experience, Anna started wearing body-concealing clothing that eliminated the possibility of body contact. In time, Mystique turned Rogue's loneliness, bitterness and despair into anger, recruiting her into the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

Rogue confronted the Avenger Ms. Marvel, intending to steal her powers. However, things went wrong when the transfer of psyche and powers became permanent. The shock of absorbing such a strong persona drove Rogue insane and she attempted to kill Ms. Marvel by throwing her off the Golden Gate Bridge. However, Ms. Marvel was saved by Spider Woman. Though Rogue felt guilt over the incident, she fought the Avengers using her powers. She also fought Dazzler and Angel (Warren Worthington) and the X-Men on separate occasions.

Unable to deal with her powers and Ms. Marvel's psyche, she turned to Professor X for help. Professor X was unable to help her immediately but recruited her to the X-Men, against the wishes of the members in the team. She gained the trust of the team after she protected Wolverine's fiancee, Mariko Yashida, in Japan; and risking her life to save Colossus in a fight against the Brotherhood. The X-Men relocated to the Australian Outback where she struggled with the Ms. Marvel personality. Rogue was pulled into the mystical portal Siege Perilous during a fight. Rogue returned to Earth, with the remaining portions of Ms. Marvel's personality purged and reconstituted as another entity. A powerless Rogue turned up in the prehistoric Savage Land where she faced the Ms. Marvel entity. There was not enough life-force to sustain both of them but Magneto arrived in time to destroy the Ms. Marvel entity and save Rogue. Rogue joined Magneto, Nick Fury and Ka-Zar to battle Zaladane who wanted to conquer the Savage Land. Though Rogue was attracted to Magneto, she parted ways with him when he killed Zaladane. Rogue rejoined the X-Men where she went on to share an on-off relationship with fellow teammate Gambit. 

She joined Storm's team to recover Destiny's Diaries. She requested teammate Sage to evolve her powers to the stage where she can use all the powers she had ever absorbed at once. After injuries sustained in a fight against the inter-dimensional warlord Khan, both Gambit and Rogue lost their powers. They left the X-Men to lead a life away from adventuring and explore their relationship. Both of them returned to the X-Men and regained their powers. However, their relationship became strained due to their inability to touch each other. The situation worsened when Mystique masqueraded as young mutant Foxx to seduce Gambit with the intention of breaking up Rogue and Gambit's relationship. Mystique tried to set up Rogue with another mutant Pulse but failed. Gambit eventually became Apocalypse's Horseman, believing he can defeat Apocalypse eventually. However, Gambit was brainwashed and he attempted to kill Rogue. After Apocalypse's defeat, Gambit left the X-Men. Rogue became leader of an X-Men team. Rogue's powers were amplified by the Strain 88 virus inflicted by Pandemic but she became comatose. She was forced to wake up by Cable to help in defeating the alien Hecatomb. In defeating Hecatomb, Rogue absorbed psyches of eight billion minds stored inside it. When the X-Men brought Rogue back to her old home in Caldecott to recuperate, they were attacked by Sinister's Marauders who captured Rogue.

A battle soon erupted between different factions when the first mutant baby was born since M-Day, on which most of the mutant population lost their powers. At the climatic battle, Mystique and Gambit captured the baby and placed the baby in direct contact with Rogue. All the psyches previously imprinted in Rogue was removed. She woke up to grab Mystique's face, absorbing her powers and consciousness, leaving Mystique incapacitated. She departed, asking Gambit not to follow her.

She went traveling, ending up in the X-Men's former Australian Outback base. She was trapped in the illusions of Danger before she was rescued by Professor X and Gambit. Danger was persuaded by Professor X to give up her plots of revenge against Professor X. Both Danger and Professor X helped Rogue to gain control of her powers. Rogue, Gambit and Danger traveled to San Francisco where they joined the X-Men. She became mentor to the young mutants and served in several missions with the X-Men. She formed a relationship with Magneto, which ended when she left Utopia to join Wolverine

Senior Staff Member
Gambit (Remy LeBeau)
Able to transform an inorganic object's potential energy into kinetic energy; causing it to explode
Rémy LeBeau was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was kidnapped from the hospital where he was born, then raised by the LeBeau Clan Thieves' Guild, and given to the Antiquary as a tribute. They referred to the child as "Le Diable Blanc" ("the White Devil") and believed he was prophesied to unite the warring Thieves' and Assassins' Guilds. Soon after, Rémy was placed in the care of Fagan's Mob, a gang of street thieves who raised the child and taught him the ways of thievery. After living as an orphan on the streets, a 10-year-old Rémy attempted to pick the pocket of Jean-Luc LeBeau, then patriarch of the Thieves' Guild. Jean-Luc took the boy off the streets and adopted him into his own family. In an attempt to reconcile the Thieves' and Assassins' Guilds, Rémy married Bella Donna Boudreaux, granddaughter of the head Assassin, whom he met at age 8. Unfortunately, he was challenged by her brother Julien to a duel after the wedding. In the duel, Gambit killed Julien, and he was exiled from the city, ending his relationship with Bella Donna.

Remy's powers became out of control and he approached geneticist Mr. Sinister to help him control his powers. To return the favor, Remy carried out several missions for Sinister, the last of which led him to assemble the hit squad Marauders. Gambit led the Marauders into the sewers in search of the disenfranchised mutants known as the Morlocks. The Marauders went on to massacre the Morlocks. Gambit was unable to stop the Marauders but managed to rescue a child, Sarah who would grow up to become a one-time X-Man Marrow.

After traveling around the world, he found and rescued Storm, then de-aged into a child, from the malevolent psychic entity Shadow King. He went on to shared adventures with her. They ended up at the mutant island Genosha, where they helped the various X-teams against the anti-mutant leadership. Storm returned to adulthood at Genosha and she inducted Gambit into the X-Men. Gambit went on to share a on-off romance with fellow X-Man Rogue. After the X-Men learnt of his involvement in the Morlocks massacre, he was booted off the team but he eventually returned. While a member of X-Men, Marrow was attracted to Gambit but she left the team under unrevealed circumstances. Gambit later left the X-Men for a brief period of time before rejoining Storm's X-Men. After injuries sustained in a fight against the inter-dimensional warlord Khan, both Gambit and Rogue lost their powers. They left the X-Men to lead a life away from adventuring and explore their relationship. Both of them returned to the X-Men and regained their powers. However, their relationship became strained due to their inability to touch each other. He joined Apocalypse as his Horseman, thinking that he can stop him eventually. However, the plan backfired and he gained a new Death persona. When Apocalypse was defeated, he joined Sinister's Marauders. He later reformed and joined Professor X on his adventures to regain lost memories following his head injuries at the hands of Bishop. After helping Rogue gain control of her powers, he returned to the X-Men with her.

Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)
Superhuman strength; super-leaping; super-prehensile tongue 
Mortimer was a member of various incarnations of the Brotherhood and was a founder of one incarnation.
He was also in Mystique's Brotherhood which attacked Moira MacTaggart's Muir Island facility.
He was in the Magneto-imposter's Brotherhood though he did not know he is an imposter. After M-Day
He brought mutant Lorelei to the Xavier Institute after she was attacked by members of the anti-mutant Purity. Toad followed the X-Men to the mutant island Utopia. When Wolverine opened the Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning, Toad joined as the janitor.

Former Students
Glob (Robert Herman)
Bio-paraffin body
Glob Herman first appeared in New X-Men (X-Men vol. 2). He joined Kid Omega's rebellious Omega Gang, inciting a student riot at the Xavier's Institute before the entire group was captured and incarcerated. He emerged years later and joined the mutants on the mutant island Utopia, before joining other students in the Jean Grey School where he became a constant troublemaker. He later defected to the Hellfire Academy.

Stepford Cuckoos, Three-In-One (Celeste, Irma Mindee, Phoebe)
Can combine individual telepathic powers to form a gestalt 'supermind'
Active: New X-Men #118 (2001)
Stepford Cuckoos were formerly the Five-In-One, along with Sophie and Esme. They were grown from ova cells harvested from Emma Frost by John Sublime where she was comatose following the Sentinel attack on her student Hellions. The Five-In-One were designated Weapon XIV in the Weapon Plus program. They were placed in the Xavier Institute when the school opened its doors to an expansive student group. They became the proteges of Emma Frost.

The telepath Quentin Quire had a crush on Sophie but was rejected. After learning that he was adopted, Quentin started a student riot with his Omega Gang, using the drug Kick to boost his powers. Wanting to stop Quentin, Sophie used the drug Kick to boost her powers, using Cerebra to do so. In the process, she overexerted herself and died. They held Emma Frost partially responsible for Sophie's death because she inspired Sophie to heroism. They informed Jean Grey that Emma Frost was about to conduct a psychic affair with Jean's husband Cyclops.

Esme soon collaborated with the X-Man Xorn, who disguised himself as Magneto. However, Xorn eventually killed Esme in a fit of anger. 

When the students were reorganized into student squads, the Cuckoos were placed in Cyclops' Corsairs squad. Their origins were revealed and they each absorbed a Phoenix fragment. The fragment eventually vacated them and traveled back into Space.

Recently, after joining the Jean Grey School for a period of time, they joined Cyclops' New Xavier School.

Loa (Alani Ryan)
Able to physically pass through solid matter, causing it to break down
Active: New X-Men: Academy X #5 (2004)
Loa's grandmother, Alice Ryan, was an acquaintance of Prince Namor of Atlantis. 
Loa was briefly seen to have a relationship with Elixir. It is unsure if anything came out of it.
He also joined Rogue, Magneto and Anole to travel to India with Indra to answer a family call where they fought the Children of the Vault.

Loa accompanied Emma Frost to the New Atlantis where she revealed herself to be well educated in Atlantean history, mythology and culture. She possessed a pendent passed down to her by her grandmother, which was given to her by Namor in the past. Loa helped the Atlanteans fight the underwater vampires known as the Aqueos.

Loa joined Namor, Dr. Strange, Lyra and Silver Surfer to form the Defenders to help fight Attuma, who had become a member of the Worthy. (Fear Itself) Loa chose to remain at Utopia following the schism between Cyclops and Wolverine. Utopia's students were kept under confinement in the Avengers Academy following the Phoenix's arrival on Earth during the events of Avengers vs X-Men. The students escape but Loa elected to stay and enroll in the Academy.

Prodigy (David Alleyne)
Knowledge mimicry of limited radius, formerly
Active: New Mutants vol. 2 #4 (2003)
David is a naturally intelligent boy. His manifested his powers as a teenager and realized that he had the ability to know anything people nearby him know. As a result, answers to his exams and assignments began to appear in his head whenever he was in the same room as his teachers. David became driven to study harder. He took college-level courses while finishing high school and attempted to keep his mutation a secret until the anti-mutant Purity group outed him to his parents and attempted to attack him. he was rescued by the librarian at his school, the former New Mutant Karma and her former teammate Dani Moonstar.

David enrolled at the Xavier Institute and became roommates with Josh Foley. David was initially hostile toward Josh due to the latter's past as an anti-mutant bigot before he discovered his own mutant powers. Later, David and Josh were part of the New Mutants student squad and David eventually became co-leader along with Surge. David underwent an illusion of a possible future in which he removed his mental blocks and was able to permanently retain the knowledge he absorbed. In this illusion created by Dani and Emma Frost, David gained the knowledge of the the most important and intellectual individuals in the world, bringing a near-utopia to Earth, albeit at the hidden cost of genocide and the killing of his friends and the X-Men. The illusion ended with Surge, his wife, overloading her powers and killing them both in order to stop him. This illusion caused David to reject having his mental blocks removed and caused him to ignore his feelings for Noriko. They eventually resolved their differences and David began a relationship with her.

David lost his powers after M-Day. Planning to leave the Institute, David revealed that he built a "Danger Cave" to replace the destroyed Danger Room before he lost his powers. David's parents and Cyclops decided it would be safer for him to remain at the mansion. David helped the New X-Men student team, using his natural intelligence to help his friends. Fearing for David's safety, Surge tried to push him away. Their relationship eventually came to an end. David was confronted by the Stepford Cuckoos, who removed his mental blocks, which restored all the past knowledge and skills he absorbed when he had his powers. David joined the other mutants who relocated to San Francisco. He has since assisted the X-Men in several missions in a non-fighting capacity. Following the schism between Cyclops and Wolverine, he chose to remain in Utopia. He did not join the Jean Grey School along with other Utopia students after Utopia was shut down. He later left to join the Young Avengers.

Hellfire Academy

The Hellfire Academy was founded by Kade Kilgore, the Black King of the Hellfire Club. This academy served as an opponent to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. 

Left to Right

Inner Circle

Manuel Enduque, White King

Baron Maximilian von Katzenelnbogen (Dr Frankenstein): Black Bishop

Kade Kilgore: Black King

Wilhelmina Kensington: White Queen

The genius son of a weapons-manufacturer, Kade Kilgore spent two years blackmailing the board of his father's company to install him as the new C.E.O. Kade used a psi-blocking helmet and a light-bending wetsuit to sneak onto Utopia island and free Quentin Quire from his containment cell. After Quentin interrupted an arms control summit in Switzerland (which Kade's father was attending) by telepathically making the assembled diplomats reveal their dirtiest secrets on live television, Kade shot his father to death and dumped his body out of his flying car and into the mountains. With the resulting fear and general panic after Quentin's attack, the Hellfire Club then toasted the 12-year-old as their new Black King. He turned the Hellfire Club into a mutant-hating organization, recruiting a new Inner Circle. After failed attacks on the Jean Grey School, he went around the world to recruits faculty and students for his Hellfire Academy. He also had Maximilian attempt to recruit Oya from the Jean Grey School. Maximilian was hunted by Frankenstein's Monster and his Murder Circus. After Oya helped him escape, he decided to embrace his heritage and adopt the alias Dr. Frankenstein.


Mystique, headmistress

Sabretooth, headmaster


Dr. Xanto Starblood


Dog Logan

Master Pandemonium


The Philistine

Lord Deathstrike


Silver Samurai



The Hellfire Academy was attacked by the X-Men seeking to recover their students Oya, Broo and Quentin Quire. Quentin and the Toad turned on the other faculty members. Toad fought Husk and managed to return her to normal. Oya attacked the Black King after he revealed himself to be the one who injured Broo. However, she decided not to kill him and ran away with Quentin. The other three Inner circle members turned on the Black King. While he dealt with the White King and Black Bishop, he was injured by the White Queen. The Philistine took the White Queen into the Siege Perilous and Dog took the Black Queen into the same portal. Xanto Starblood escaped with Broo but the latter was somehow returned to normal by Nightcrawler and he took down Xanto and returned to the X-Men. Sabretooth and Mystique escaped with the other students. The X-Men took Quentin, Broo, Oya, Toad and Husk back to the X-Men.

Healing factor, Feral senses, Claws
Media manipulator
Dr. Xanto Starblood
Alien professor
Life-energy absorbed
Dog Logan
Master Pandemonium (Martin Preston)
Master of the dark arts
Wendigo (Georges Baptiste)
The Philistine
Skin shredding and changing
Lord Deathstrike

Students (New Hellions)
[From top left, clockwise]

Glob Herman
Bio-paraffin body

Mudbug (Ledbetter)

Controls swarm of bugs

Tin Man (Owen Backes)
Machine control

Temperature transference

Shoots mucus from nose

Kid Omega

Alien Brood
Snot after Siege Perilous

Promo Images

X-Men under Wolverine are:

(In Wolverine and the X-Men #1 image)

Wolverine (James Howlett)

Beast (Henry McCoy)

Iceman (Robert Drake)

Kitty Pryde & Lockheed

Toad (Mortimer Toynbee), not an established X-Man

(In X-Men Legacy #259 image)

Rogue (Anna Marie)

Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey)

Gambit (Remy LeBeau)

Frenzy (Joanna Cargill)

(Established in X-Men Regenesis #1)

Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)

Husk (Paige Guthrie)

Chamber (Jonothan Starsmore)

Dust (Sooraya Qadir), not an established X-Man
[seems to be a printing error]

Other mutants under Wolverine's banner:

1) Uncanny X-Force (Uncanny X-Force #19 image)

 Fantomex (Charlie Cluster 7) & E.V.A.

Deadpool (Wade Wilson)

AoA Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)

Psylocke (Elizabeth Betsy Braddock)
[Only serves on X-Force as she is under Cyclops]

2) X-Factor Investigations (X-Factor #230 image)

Havok (Alex Summers)

Polaris (Lorna Dane)

Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox)

Strong Guy (Guido Carosella)

Butterfly (Layla Miller)

Banshee (Theresa Cassidy)

M (Monet St. Croix)

Rictor (Julio Richter)

Shatterstar (Gaveedra Seven)


Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)

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