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Quote1 I'd solved the mysteries of the electromagnetic spectrum before I bought my first training bra. Mastered robotics by the time I got my learner's permit. But people...they're like the last foreign language I can't understand. Quote2
-- Finesse

Appearing in "Gifted and Talented"

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Synopsis for "Gifted and Talented"

The Academy trainees are in the Infinite Mansion's dining room, where Reptil is teased by his peers over the fact that he never kissed a girl before. Finesse offers to do kiss him where he stands. But before they could, Arsenal, whose remains were stored away by Pym, crashes through the wall. The adaptive robot quickly is able to fell the trainees. Seeing this through the monitor, Tigra says that they must sound the alarm, though Quicksilver is more interested in what these rookies can do. Ultimately, Hazmat vaporizes the robot. As the faculty comes rushing in to check if their students are okay, Finesse guesses that this was all a test. Tigra figuratively points her fingers at Quicksilver, who answers that he's doing what his father Magneto did to him when he was younger. Tigra snaps that his father was a terrorist while they are the teachers here. Furthermore, how did he get Arsenal back together? The answer is Jocasta, who was deceived by Quicksilver into rebuilding and reprogramming the robot. Pym assures her that it wasn't her fault and insists that it could've been avoided if she talked it over with him. Jocasta brushes him off, reminding him that until he accepts that their romantic relationship is over, she's going to be maintaining her distance from him.

Pym apologizes to the students for the incident, also having Quicksilver apologize, before complimenting their ability to work together as a team. Reptil, Hazmat and Veil add that they don't like being attacked, tricked or lied to.

Later that afternoon, the students are fighting holographic representations of the Avengers' enemies, while Hazmat is voicing how ticked off she is that they are still being lied to. Veil is afraid that someone might overhear her, though Hazmat assures everyone that she's emitting EM energy to interfere with the monitors. She then says that if the Avengers are going to continue deceiving them, then they should leave. Striker mocks the thought and implies that Hazmat's parents will probably bury her. He further adds that in this "Heroic Age", they are the rejects of all the young superhumans and would be probably be thrown in a cell like Osborn if they become villains. Once the simulation is over, they all turn to Finesse for answers. She advises that they learn as much as they can, for knowledge is power.

Later, Finesse reflects on her life, from when she proved to be a prodigy at many things, to her training under Osborn's oversight to her recruitment to the Avengers Academy. She then goes to find Pym to ask if his deceased ex-wife Janet was her age when the two first met. Pym asks that his ex-wife was older and he was much younger (possibly in maturity). Finesses then wonders if she is in some way related to the Taskmaster, for her abilities resemble his. Pym counsels her, advising that it is who she is that matters, not genetics. Furthermore, Taskmaster wiped out all data on himself from government databases when Osborn took control, including on his DNA. He then decides to show her video documentaries on Quicksilver. Once she was finished watching, Finesse went to confront Quicksilver, having figured out that there was no Skrull impostor as he claimed. She blackmails him to teach her everything he was taught in the Brotherhood of Mutants, if he doesn't want his secret shame exposed.

Solicit Synopsis

TIME TO MEET THE AVENGERS ACADEMY TEACHERS! Hank Pym, Quicksilver, Tigra, Justice and Speedball (that’s right, we said Speedball) are here to mentor the next generation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but is one of the students hot for teacher? Plus: Get a glimpse inside the mind of Finesse, the enigmatic polymath who can duplicate any skill but who finds human interaction the most baffling mystery of all! The return of the walking death machine known as Arsenal! Hints at a student's possible connection with a well known Marvel character! Quicksilver gets old school! All this, and one of the kids makes a Faustian bargain!

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