Alpha Squadron (Earth-616) from New X-Men Academy X Yearbook Vol 1 1 0001.jpg
Official Name
Team Leader(s)
Karma, Northstar (advisors), Anole (field leader)
Current Member(s)
Former Member(s)
Identity and Affiliations
Creators and Appearances



With an increasing student body, Cyclops and Emma Frost reorganized the Xavier Institute's educational and training programs into a squad system.[1] The Alpha Squadron was originally advised by Northstar,[2][3] and later advised by Karma.[4][5]

Academy X

When Wolverine was brainwashed by Hydra he attacked the X-Men and the Xavier Institute and Northstar was among the X-Men to respond. Unfortunately, he was killed by Wolverine. Due to this loss, the Squad was assigned Karma as a new adviser.[6]


  • Anole - Victor Borkowski has a reptilian mutation. Field Leader. Retained his powers and remained with the X-Men.
  • Indra - Paras Gavaskar is a young boy from India able to extend exoskeletal armor plates over his body. Retained his powers and remained with the X-Men.
  • Kidogo - Lazaro Kotikash is a Maasai who could shrink himself down to 4 inches in height. Depowered, and current whereabouts/status unknown.
  • Loa- Alani Ryan is a Hawaiian girl who can "swim" through solid matter, causing it to crumble around her as she does so. Retained her powers and remained with the X-Men.
  • Network - Sarah Vale's power was cyberpathy. Depowered, and killed in bus bombing by the Purifiers.[7]
  • Rubber Maid - Andrea Margulies was able to stretch any portion of her body due to her ultra-elasticity. She was the youngest member of the Squad. Depowered, and killed in bus bombing by the Purifiers.[7]


After M-Day only 27 of 182 enrolled Xavier's students retained their powers. The Alpha Squadron was disbanded along with all the other X-Men Training Squads.[8]



Each teammates' arsenal


  • The squad was named after Alpha Flight to which the original adviser, Northstar, belonged.
  • This squad’s colors were black and light blue/grey with red accents.

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