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| Quotation = I...I am Phoenix. I...hnh hnh hnnnn...No. I'm just Celeste.
 
| Quotation = I...I am Phoenix. I...hnh hnh hnnnn...No. I'm just Celeste.
 
| Speaker = [[Celeste Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Celeste]]{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #5}}
 
| Speaker = [[Celeste Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Celeste]]{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #5}}
| Image = Celeste Cuckoo (Earth-616) from Death of X Vol 1 1 001.jpg
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| Image = Celeste_Cuckoo_(Earth-616)_from_X-23_Vol_4_5_001.jpg
| RealName = Celeste Cuckoo
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| RealName = [[Celeste Cuckoo]]
 
| CurrentAlias =
 
| CurrentAlias =
 
| Aliases = [[Phoenix]]
 
| Aliases = [[Phoenix]]
   
 
| Identity = No Dual
 
| Identity = No Dual
| Affiliation = {{M|Stepford Cuckoos}}, {{M|X-Men}} (Jean Grey School member), [[Xavier Institute student body#Jean Grey School students|Jean Grey School student body]]; formerly {{M|X-Men (New Charles Xavier School) (Earth-616)|X-Men}} (New Charles Xavier School member), [[Xavier Institute student body#New Charles Xavier School students|New Charles Xavier School student body]], {{M|Corsairs Squad}}, {{M|Weapon Plus}}
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| Affiliation = {{M|Stepford Cuckoos}}; formerly {{M|X-Men}} (Xavier Institute student body), {{M|X-Men (New Charles Xavier School) (Earth-616)|X-Men}} ([[Xavier Institute student body#New Charles Xavier School students|New Charles Xavier School student body]]), {{M|Corsairs Squad}}, {{M|Weapon Plus}}, {{m|Studio X (Age of X-Man) (Earth-616)|Studio X}}
 
| Relatives =
 
| Relatives =
 
[[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] (mother),<br>
 
[[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] (mother),<br>
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[[Irma Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Mindee Cuckoo]] (sister),<br>
 
[[Irma Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Mindee Cuckoo]] (sister),<br>
 
[[Esme Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Esme Cuckoo]] (sister, deceased),<br>
 
[[Esme Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Esme Cuckoo]] (sister, deceased),<br>
[[Sophie Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Sophie Cuckoo]] (sister, deceased),<br>
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[[Sophie Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Sophie Cuckoo]] (sister, deceased),<br>
[[Frost Family Tree|Frost family]] (relatives),
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[[Frost Family Tree|Frost family]] (relatives)
 
| Universe = Earth-616
 
| Universe = Earth-616
| BaseOfOperations = [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Jean Grey School for Higher Learning]], [[Westchester County]], [[New York State|New York]]; formerly [[Weapon X Facility|New Charles Xavier School for Mutants]], near [[Roanoke]], [[Alberta]], [[Canada]]; [[Avengers Compound]], [[Los Angeles]], [[California]];[[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]], [[San Francisco Bay]], [[California]]; [[Graymalkin Industries]], Marin Highlands, [[San Francisco]], [[California]]; [[The World]], [[England]]
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| BaseOfOperations = [[Krakoa (Earth-616)|Krakoa]]; formerly [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach]], [[Central Park]], [[Manhattan]], [[New York City]], [[New York State|New York]]; [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Jean Grey School for Higher Learning]], [[Westchester County]], [[New York State|New York]], [[Weapon X Facility|New Charles Xavier School for Mutants]], near [[Roanoke]], [[Alberta]], [[Canada]]; [[Avengers Compound]], [[Los Angeles]], [[California]];[[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]], [[San Francisco Bay]], [[California]]; [[Graymalkin Industries]], Marin Highlands, [[San Francisco]], [[California]]; [[The World]], [[England]]; [[Studio X (Location)|Studio X]], [[Age of X-Man (Plane)|Age of X-Man]]
   
 
| Gender = Female
 
| Gender = Female
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| Weight = 105 lbs
 
| Weight = 105 lbs
 
| Eyes = Blue
 
| Eyes = Blue
| Hair = Blonde
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| Hair = Blond
 
| UnusualFeatures = Identical quintuplet
 
| UnusualFeatures = Identical quintuplet
   
| Citizenship = American
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| Citizenship = American, Krakoan
| Citizenship2 = United Kingdom
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| Citizenship2 = English
| MaritalStatus = Single
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| MaritalStatus = Single
| Occupation = Student
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| Occupation = Student, former professional assistant, producer
 
| Education = Various courses at Xavier's Institute
 
| Education = Various courses at Xavier's Institute
   
| Origin = Genetically engineered [[Homo Superior|mutant]]
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| Origin = Genetically engineered [[Homo Superior|mutant]] [[Glossary:Clone|clone]]
 
| PlaceOfBirth = [[The World]], somewhere in rural [[England]]
 
| PlaceOfBirth = [[The World]], somewhere in rural [[England]]
 
| Creators = Grant Morrison; Ethan van Sciver
 
| Creators = Grant Morrison; Ethan van Sciver
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| HistoryText =
 
| HistoryText =
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
While [[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] was laying in a comatose state, the [[Sublime (Earth-616)|Dr. John Sublime]] harvested eggs from her to begin experimentation. The Weapon Plus program began the cloning to develop a powerful weapon capable of killing every [[Homo superior|mutant]] on [[Earth]] by combining their [[Telepathy|telepathic abilities]]. The project was designated '''[[Weapon XIV]]''', and girls were incubated and artificially aged inside the subterranean level of [[The World]].{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #4}} Thousands of girls were cloned from the ovum, but while the other remained dormant, five girls were sent to infiltrate the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Xavier Institute]] as students sisters to hone their talents for Sublime's purposed.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #3}}{{r|New X-Men #118}}
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While [[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] was lay in a comatose state, [[Sublime (Earth-616)|Dr. John Sublime]] harvested eggs from her to begin experimentation. The Weapon Plus program began the cloning to develop a powerful weapon capable of killing every [[Homo superior|mutant]] on [[Earth]] by combining their [[Telepathy|telepathic abilities]]. The project was designated '''[[Weapon XIV]]''', and girls were incubated and artificially aged inside the subterranean level of [[The World]].{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #4}} Thousands of girls were cloned from the ovum, but while the others remained dormant, five girls were sent to infiltrate the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Xavier Institute]] as student sisters to hone their talents for Sublime's purpose.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #3}}{{r|New X-Men #118}}
   
 
===Xavier Institute===
 
===Xavier Institute===
After the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Xavier Institute]] went public,{{r|New X-Men #117}} Celeste and her sisters were enrolled as orphan quintuplet sisters.{{r|New X-Men #118}} To protect their secret origins, the girls unconsciously place mental blocks in the minds of the faculty preventing them from investigating their background.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2}}
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After the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Xavier Institute]] went public,{{r|New X-Men #117}} Celeste and her sisters were enrolled as orphan quintuplet sisters.{{r|New X-Men #118}} To protect their secret origins, the girls unconsciously placed mental blocks in the minds of the faculty, preventing them from investigating their background.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2}}
   
 
[[File:Stepford Cuckoos 002.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Celeste and her sisters strutting in the halls of the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Institute]]]]
 
[[File:Stepford Cuckoos 002.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Celeste and her sisters strutting in the halls of the [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Institute]]]]
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The girls quickly gained the moniker "'''The [[Stepford Cuckoos]]'''", though their chosen codename was the '''[[Five-In-One]]'''. [[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] took a special interest in the girls, and the Cuckoos became her protégés.{{r|New X-Men #126}}{{r|New X-Men #134}}
 
The girls quickly gained the moniker "'''The [[Stepford Cuckoos]]'''", though their chosen codename was the '''[[Five-In-One]]'''. [[Emma Frost (Earth-616)|Emma Frost]] took a special interest in the girls, and the Cuckoos became her protégés.{{r|New X-Men #126}}{{r|New X-Men #134}}
   
When Kid Omega led a rebellion of [[Omega Gang (Earth-616)|students]] at the X-Mansion, Sophie and encouraged Celeste and the other Cuckoos to take action, and they covertly snuck into [[Cerebra (Mutant Detector)|Cerebra]]. Using Kick to amp up her powers, Sophie and her sisters were able to stop Quire. Unfortunately, Sophie died in the process.{{r|New X-Men #134|#137}}
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When [[Quintavius Quire (Earth-616)|Kid Omega]] led a rebellion of [[Omega Gang (Earth-616)|students]] at the X-Mansion, Sophie encouraged Celeste and the other Cuckoos to take action, and they covertly snuck into [[Cerebra (Mutant Detector)|Cerebra]]. Using [[Kick]] to amp up her powers, Sophie and her sisters were able to stop Quire. Unfortunately, Sophie died in the process.{{r|New X-Men #134|#137}}
   
With the death of Sophie, the Five-In-One became the '''[[Four-In-One]]'''. The girls were furious with Emma Frost, whom they blamed for Sophie's death.{{r|New X-Men #138}} This mourning and anger was multiplied when Esme attempted to murder Emma, fled the X-Mansion,{{r|New X-Men #139|#141}} and joined [[Kuan-Yin Xorn (Earth-616)|Xorn]]'s [[Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Earth-616)|Brotherhood]]. With the departure of Esme, the Four-In-One now became the '''[[Three-In-One]]'''.{{r|New X-Men #146|#150}}
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With the death of Sophie, the Five-In-One became the '''[[Four-In-One]]'''. The girls were furious with Emma Frost, whom they blamed for Sophie's death.{{r|New X-Men #138}} This mourning and anger was multiplied when Esme attempted to murder Emma, fled the X-Mansion,{{r|New X-Men #139|#141}} and joined [[Kuan-Yin Xorn (Earth-616)|Xorn]]'s [[Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Earth-616)|Brotherhood]]. With the departure of Esme, the Four-In-One became the '''[[Three-In-One]]'''.{{r|New X-Men #146|#150}}
   
 
[[File:Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616) from New X-Men Vol 2 15 0001.jpg|thumb|200px|left|The Three-In-One as students in the [[Corsairs Squad (Earth-616)|Corsairs Squad]]]]
 
[[File:Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616) from New X-Men Vol 2 15 0001.jpg|thumb|200px|left|The Three-In-One as students in the [[Corsairs Squad (Earth-616)|Corsairs Squad]]]]
   
===Corsairs Squads===
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===Corsairs Squad===
When the Institute was rebuilt under the leadership of co-headmasters Cyclops and Emma Frost. The students were organized into several [[X-Men Training Squads (Earth-616)|training squads]] with an assigned mentor staff member.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #1|#3}}{{r|X-Men Vol 2 #157}} The Celeste and her sisters were assigned to the [[Corsairs Squad (Earth-616)|Corsairs Squad]] under the tutelage of Cyclops with girls serving equally as co-leaders of the squad.{{r|New X-Men Yearbook Special #1}}
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When the Institute was rebuilt under the leadership of co-headmasters Cyclops and Emma Frost, the students were organized into several [[X-Men Training Squads (Earth-616)|training squads]] with an assigned mentor staff member.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #1|#3}}{{r|X-Men Vol 2 #157}} Celeste and her sisters were assigned to the [[Corsairs Squad (Earth-616)|Corsairs Squad]] under the tutelage of Cyclops with the girls serving equally as co-leaders of the squad.{{r|New X-Men Yearbook Special #1}}
   
 
===M-Day===
 
===M-Day===
On [[Decimation|M-Day]] the vast majority of the world's mutant population was depowered. The Celeste and her sisters retained their powers, but they were three of only twenty-seven students to retain their powers. Fearing for the students' safety, Emma Frost ordered that the depowered students and staff leave the Institute. For their safety, the depowered students were brought through the [[Alley|Morlock Tunnels]] to an awaiting bus. Unfortunately, the bus of depowered students was bombed by anti-mutant zealot [[William Stryker (Earth-616)|Rev. William Stryker]], killing forty-two of the former students on board.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #24}}
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On [[Decimation|M-Day]] the vast majority of the world's mutant population was depowered. Celeste and her sisters retained their powers, but they were three of only twenty-seven students to retain their powers. Fearing for the students' safety, Emma Frost ordered that the depowered students and staff leave the Institute. For their safety, the depowered students were brought through the [[Alley|Morlock Tunnels]] to an awaiting bus. Unfortunately, the bus of depowered students was bombed by anti-mutant zealot [[William Stryker (Earth-616)|Rev. William Stryker]], killing all forty-two of the former students on board.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #24}}
   
 
The remaining students were placed by Emma Frost into an all-out brawl, and the ones deemed the best by Emma would become a group of [[New X-Men (Earth-616)|New X-Men]] in-training. This entire exercise was met with disgust by the Three-In-One, who promptly informed Cyclops of Emma's actions.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #23}}
 
The remaining students were placed by Emma Frost into an all-out brawl, and the ones deemed the best by Emma would become a group of [[New X-Men (Earth-616)|New X-Men]] in-training. This entire exercise was met with disgust by the Three-In-One, who promptly informed Cyclops of Emma's actions.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #23}}
   
[[File:X-Men Phoenix Warsong Vol 1 5 page - Celeste Cuckoo (Earth-616).jpg|left|200px|thumb|Celeste as the [[Phoenix Force (Earth-616)|Phoenix]]]]
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[[File:Celeste Cuckoo (Earth-616) from X-Men Phoenix Warsong Vol 1 5 0002.jpg|left|200px|thumb|Celeste as the [[Phoenix Force (Earth-616)|Phoenix]]]]
   
 
===Warsong===
 
===Warsong===
When an unstable fraction of the [[Phoenix Force (Earth-616)|Phoenix Force]] sparked inside the girls, their [[Weapon Plus (Earth-616)|Weapon Plus]] nanotech dormant inside their bones was activated. This nanotech briefly reanimated Sophie and Esme, who directed their sisters back to [[The World]] to activate [[Sublime (Earth-616)|Sublime]]'s plan for the destruction of the [[Homo superior|mutant race]].{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2|#5}}
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When an unstable fraction of the [[Phoenix Force (Earth-616)|Phoenix Force]] sparked inside the girls, their dormant [[Weapon Plus (Earth-616)|Weapon Plus]] nanotech inside their bones was activated. This nanotech briefly reanimated Sophie and Esme, who directed their sisters back to [[The World]] to activate [[Sublime (Earth-616)|Sublime]]'s plan for the destruction of the [[Homo superior|mutant race]].{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2|#5}}
   
The Phoenix and Sublime both wrestled for control of the Cuckoos when the [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]] arrived. While Mindee appeared consigned to her fate as part of Sublime's weapon, Phoebe fought to embrace the Phoenix. Soon Phoebe was captured and integrated into Sublime's machine, but the Phoenix was able to possess Celeste. When Celeste was finally merged into the machine, the Phoenix was divided between all the Cuckoos and trapped in their newly emerged second mutation, organic diamond hearts. This event finally activated the '''Thousand-In-One'''.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2|#5}}
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The Phoenix and Sublime both wrestled for control of the Cuckoos when the [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]] arrived. While Mindee appeared consigned to her fate as part of Sublime's weapon, Phoebe fought to embrace the Phoenix. Soon Phoebe was captured and integrated into Sublime's machine, but the Phoenix was able to possess Celeste. When Celeste was finally merged into the machine, the Phoenix was divided between all the Cuckoos and trapped in their newly emerged secondary mutation, organic diamond hearts. This event finally activated the '''Thousand-In-One'''.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2|#5}}
   
Celeste continued to resist the Phoenix and Sublime's machine long enough for the X-Men to forcibly discount them. However, in a rage, Phoebe triggered a power surge causing an explosion. However, Celeste was able take full control of the Phoenix, destroyed her sisters, and trapped the Phoenix fragments inside the Three-In-One's flawless diamond hearts rendering them emotionless.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #5}}
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Celeste continued to resist the Phoenix and Sublime's machine long enough for the X-Men to forcibly disconect them. In a rage, Phoebe triggered a power surge causing an explosion. However, Celeste was able take full control of the Phoenix, destroyed her sisters, and trapped the Phoenix fragments inside the Three-In-One's flawless diamond hearts rendering them emotionless.{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #5}}
   
[[File:Cukoos nation x 4.png|right|200px|thumb|Celeste and her sisters teaching]]
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[[File:Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616) from X-Force Vol 3 11 0001.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Celeste and her sisters teaching]]
   
After returning to the Institute, the girls adopted a rebellious/mischievous streak. They helped [[Joshua Foley (Earth-616)|Elixir]] telepathically gain a PhD level knowledge of science and biology from [[Henry McCoy (Earth-616)|Beast]]'s brain.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #38}} Along with the other students, they were pulled into [[Limbo (Demonic)|Limbo]], where they were rescued by [[David Alleyne (Earth-616)|Prodigy]].{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #37|#41}} To repay his kindness, the Cuckoos restored all of the knowledge he had previously gain with the use of his powers despite his powers being deactivated.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #42}} Celeste and her sister were briefly considered as potential candidate recruits for the [[50-State Initiative (Earth-616)|Initiative]].{{r|Civil War Battle Damage Report #1}}
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===The Quest for Magik===
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After returning to the Institute, the girls adopted a rebellious/mischievous streak. They helped [[Joshua Foley (Earth-616)|Elixir]] telepathically gain a Ph.D. level knowledge of science and biology from [[Henry McCoy (Earth-616)|Beast]]'s brain.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #38}} Along with the other students, they were pulled into [[Limbo (Demonic)|Limbo]], where they were rescued by [[David Alleyne (Earth-616)|Prodigy]].{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #37|#41}} To repay his kindness, the Cuckoos restored all of the knowledge he had previously gain with the use of his powers despite his powers being deactivated.{{r|New X-Men Vol 2 #42}} Celeste and her sister were briefly considered as potential candidate recruits for the [[50-State Initiative (Earth-616)|Initiative]].{{r|Civil War Battle Damage Report #1}}
   
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===Messiah Complex===
 
After [[X-Men: Messiah Complex|the birth of the]] [[Hope Summers (Earth-616)|Mutant Messiah]], the Stepford sisters were stationed in [[Cerebra (Mutant Detector)|Cerebra]] to search for the baby and act as central communication for the various X-squads.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #493|#494}}
 
After [[X-Men: Messiah Complex|the birth of the]] [[Hope Summers (Earth-616)|Mutant Messiah]], the Stepford sisters were stationed in [[Cerebra (Mutant Detector)|Cerebra]] to search for the baby and act as central communication for the various X-squads.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #493|#494}}
   
 
===Utopia===
 
===Utopia===
The Stepford Cuckoos rejoined the X-Men and the last of [[Homo superior|mutantkind]] in [[San Francisco]]. During the [[Secret Invasion|Skrull Invasion]], they assisted in the evacuation of a San Francisco Hospital, and later offered remote support to Emma while was bringing down the Skrulls' psychic blockade.{{r|Secret Invasion: X-Men #1|#4}}
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The Stepford Cuckoos rejoined the X-Men and the last of [[Homo superior|mutantkind]] in [[San Francisco]]. During the [[Secret Invasion|Skrull Invasion]], they assisted in the evacuation of a San Francisco Hospital, and later offered remote support to Emma while bringing down the Skrulls' psychic blockade.{{r|Secret Invasion: X-Men #1|#4}}
   
[[File:Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616) 012.jpg|left|250px|thumb|The [[Phoenix Force (Earth-616)|Phoenix fragments]] abandoning the Three-In-One]]
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[[File:Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616) and Scott Summers (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 517 0001.jpg|left|250px|thumb|The [[Phoenix Force (Earth-616)|Phoenix fragments]] abandoning the Three-In-One]]
   
Once they relocated to [[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]], the Stepford Cuckoos frequently manned [[Cerebra (Mutant Detector)|Cerebra]].{{r|Nation X #2}}{{r|Generation Hope #9}} When [[Lobe (Earth-616)|Lobe]] [[John Greycrow (Earth-616)|Scalphunter]] with a group of [[Predator X (Earth-616)|Predator Xs]] to attack Utopia, the X-Men were forced to battle the mutant eating creatures. The Cuckoos served as telepathic communication for the team, but during the battle the Phoenix fragments that were contained inside their diamond hearts escape, and mysteriously returned to space, leaving the girls unconscious.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #517}} With the loss of the Phoenix, the girls fell into a depressive funk.{{r|Nation X #4}}
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Once they relocated to [[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]], the Stepford Cuckoos frequently manned [[Cerebra (Mutant Detector)|Cerebra]].{{r|Nation X #2}}{{r|Generation Hope #9}} When [[Lobe (Earth-616)|Lobe]], with [[John Greycrow (Earth-616)|Scalphunter]], brought a group of [[Predator X (Earth-616)|Predator Xs]] to attack Utopia, the X-Men were forced to battle the mutant eating creatures. The Cuckoos served as telepathic communication for the team, but during the battle the Phoenix fragments that were contained inside their diamond hearts escaped, mysteriously returned to space, and left the girls unconscious.{{r|Uncanny X-Men #517}} With the loss of the Phoenix, the girls fell into a depressive funk.{{r|Nation X #4}}
   
[[File:Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616) 017.jpg|left|200px|thumb|The Three-In-One moving to the [[Weapon X Facility|New Xavier School]]]]
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[[File:Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 5 0001.jpg|left|200px|thumb|The Three-In-One moving to the [[Weapon X Facility|New Xavier School]]]]
   
 
===Schism===
 
===Schism===
After Cyclops and [[James Howlett (Earth-616)|Wolverine]] decided to part ways, Phoebe wanted to return to [[Westchester County|Westchester]] while Mindee wanted to remain on Utopia. The deciding vote fell to Celeste, and she opted to stay on Utopia, partly because of Quentin Quire's presence at the school.{{r|X-Men: Regenesis #1}}{{r|X-Men: Schism #5}}
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After Cyclops and [[James Howlett (Earth-616)|Wolverine]] decided to part ways, Phoebe wanted to return to [[Westchester County|Westchester]] while Mindee wanted to remain on Utopia. The deciding vote fell to Celeste, and she opted to stay on Utopia, partly because of Quentin Quire's presence at the school.{{r|X-Men: Regenesis #1}}{{r|X-Men: Schism #5}}
   
When the Phoenix Force returned to Earth searching for a new host leading to the [[Avengers vs. X-Men (Event)|war]] between the [[Avengers (Earth-616)|Avengers]] and the [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]], the Stepford Cuckoos were among the younger X-Men detained in the [[Avengers Compound]] with the [[Avengers Academy (Earth-616)|Avengers Academy]].{{r|Avengers Academy #30|#33}} Afterword they were reluctantly recruited to the new [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Jean Grey School]] where the manned Cerebra and witnessed the death of Professor X and the reemergence of mutantkind.{{r|Avengers vs. X-Men #12}}{{r|Wolverine and the X-Men #18}}{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 #19}}
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===AvX & Jean Grey School===
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When the Phoenix Force returned to Earth searching for a new host leading to the [[Avengers vs. X-Men (Event)|war]] between the [[Avengers (Earth-616)|Avengers]] and the [[X-Men (Earth-616)|X-Men]], the Stepford Cuckoos were among the younger X-Men detained in the [[Avengers Compound]] with the [[Avengers Academy (Earth-616)|Avengers Academy]].{{r|Avengers Academy #30|#33}} Afterword they were reluctantly recruited to the new [[Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters|Jean Grey School]] where they manned Cerebra and witnessed the death of Professor X and the reemergence of mutantkind.{{r|Avengers vs. X-Men #12}}{{r|Wolverine and the X-Men #18}}{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 #19}}
The girls were very displease with the new school.{{r|Wolverine and the X-Men #15}} Celeste attempted to telepathically reached out to Emma Frost and when she couldn't contact her, she became extremely angry.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #4}} When Cyclops and his X-Men came to the school looking for recruits to their mutant rebellion, the Stepford sisters and [[Warren Worthington III (Earth-TRN240)|Angel]] volunteered to go.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #4|#5}}
 
   
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The girls were very displeased with the new school.{{r|Wolverine and the X-Men #15}} Celeste attempted to telepathically reach out to Emma Frost and when she couldn't contact her, she became extremely angry.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #4}} When Cyclops and his X-Men came to the school looking for recruits to their mutant rebellion, the Stepford sisters and [[Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)|Angel]] volunteered to go.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #4|#5}}
 
[[File:Celeste Cuckoo (Earth-616) 03.jpg|right|200px|thumb]]
 
[[File:Celeste Cuckoo (Earth-616) 03.jpg|right|200px|thumb]]
   
| Powers = Celeste's powers are identical to that of [[Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616)#Powers|her sisters]].
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===X-Men Disassembled===
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Celeste was one of the many mutants that opposed the crazed [[Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)|X-Man]] from remaking the world in his image. When X-Man realized that his vision of the world would never come about with the X-Men around, X-Man made his enemies vanish in an instant, including Celeste.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #9|10}}
   
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===Age of X-Man===
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Celeste and the others were transported to another [[Age of X-Man (Plane)|plane of existence]] by X-Man created in an attempt at a utopia where they and all other mutants would be at peace, altering their memories so they wouldn't resist.{{r|Age of X-Man Alpha Vol 1 1}} Celeste was made a producer and a professional assistant for [[Studio X (Age of X-Man) (Earth-616)|Studio X]]. She and her sister, [[Irma Cuckoo (Earth-616)|Irma ]], made sure that the studio was running smoothly and she also handled the needs of stars like [[Kurt Wagner (Earth-616)|Nightcrawler]] and [[Meggan Puceanu (Earth-616)|Meggan Puceanu]]. She attended an after party for one of Kurt's movies where she and Celeste helped out a little girl named Tiffany who wanted to attend the party also.{{r|Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1}}
   
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While not observed, Irma was presumably returned to the real world when X-Man decided to release the mutants he forced to live in his plane of existence.{{r|Age of X Omega #1}}
   
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===House of X===
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Celeste and her sisters joined the mutant-only nation of [[Krakoa (Earth-616)|Krakoa]]. One of their duties was escorting a group of human ambassadors through one [[Gatways|Krakoan Gateway]] so they could meet with Magneto and Emma Frost to discuss potential recognition of Krakoa as an official nation.{{r|House of X #1}}
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| Powers = Celeste's powers are identical to that of [[Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616)#Powers|her sisters]].
 
| Abilities = Those of her [[Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616)#Abilities|her sisters]].
 
| Abilities = Those of her [[Stepford Cuckoos (Earth-616)#Abilities|her sisters]].
 
| Strength =
 
| Strength =
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| Notes = * Celeste was initially the most timid and affectionate of the Cuckoos.
 
| Notes = * Celeste was initially the most timid and affectionate of the Cuckoos.
 
* According to her sisters, Celeste has begun to think she's "better" than them.{{r|Nation X #4}}
 
* According to her sisters, Celeste has begun to think she's "better" than them.{{r|Nation X #4}}
* Since the {{c|X-Men Phoenix Warsong Vol 1|Phoenix Warsong miniseries}}, Celeste has taken more of a leadership role including casting the deciding vote to remain on [[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]],{{r|X-Men: Regenesis #1}} and later speaking for the Three-In-One as a whole.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #4}}
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* Since the {{c|X-Men Phoenix Warsong Vol 1|Phoenix Warsong miniseries}}, Celeste has taken more of a leadership role, including casting the deciding vote to remain on [[Utopia (X-Men Base)|Utopia]],{{r|X-Men: Regenesis #1}} and later speaking for the Three-In-One as a whole.{{r|Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #4}}
 
| Trivia = * Celeste felt some very overt physical attraction to [[Jacob Oh (Earth-616)|Agent Jake Oh]].{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2|#5}}
 
| Trivia = * Celeste felt some very overt physical attraction to [[Jacob Oh (Earth-616)|Agent Jake Oh]].{{r|X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2|#5}}
 
* Celeste has shown some romantic interest in [[Julian Keller (Earth-616)|Hellion]].{{r|Nation X #2}}
 
* Celeste has shown some romantic interest in [[Julian Keller (Earth-616)|Hellion]].{{r|Nation X #2}}
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Quote1 I...I am Phoenix. I...hnh hnh hnnnn...No. I'm just Celeste. Quote2
-- Celeste[1]
 

Origin

While Emma Frost was lay in a comatose state, Dr. John Sublime harvested eggs from her to begin experimentation. The Weapon Plus program began the cloning to develop a powerful weapon capable of killing every mutant on Earth by combining their telepathic abilities. The project was designated Weapon XIV, and girls were incubated and artificially aged inside the subterranean level of The World.[2] Thousands of girls were cloned from the ovum, but while the others remained dormant, five girls were sent to infiltrate the Xavier Institute as student sisters to hone their talents for Sublime's purpose.[3][4]

Xavier Institute

After the Xavier Institute went public,[5] Celeste and her sisters were enrolled as orphan quintuplet sisters.[4] To protect their secret origins, the girls unconsciously placed mental blocks in the minds of the faculty, preventing them from investigating their background.[6]

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Celeste and her sisters strutting in the halls of the Institute

The girls quickly gained the moniker "The Stepford Cuckoos", though their chosen codename was the Five-In-One. Emma Frost took a special interest in the girls, and the Cuckoos became her protégés.[7][8]

When Kid Omega led a rebellion of students at the X-Mansion, Sophie encouraged Celeste and the other Cuckoos to take action, and they covertly snuck into Cerebra. Using Kick to amp up her powers, Sophie and her sisters were able to stop Quire. Unfortunately, Sophie died in the process.[9]

With the death of Sophie, the Five-In-One became the Four-In-One. The girls were furious with Emma Frost, whom they blamed for Sophie's death.[10] This mourning and anger was multiplied when Esme attempted to murder Emma, fled the X-Mansion,[11] and joined Xorn's Brotherhood. With the departure of Esme, the Four-In-One became the Three-In-One.[12]

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The Three-In-One as students in the Corsairs Squad

Corsairs Squad

When the Institute was rebuilt under the leadership of co-headmasters Cyclops and Emma Frost, the students were organized into several training squads with an assigned mentor staff member.[13][14] Celeste and her sisters were assigned to the Corsairs Squad under the tutelage of Cyclops with the girls serving equally as co-leaders of the squad.[15]

M-Day

On M-Day the vast majority of the world's mutant population was depowered. Celeste and her sisters retained their powers, but they were three of only twenty-seven students to retain their powers. Fearing for the students' safety, Emma Frost ordered that the depowered students and staff leave the Institute. For their safety, the depowered students were brought through the Morlock Tunnels to an awaiting bus. Unfortunately, the bus of depowered students was bombed by anti-mutant zealot Rev. William Stryker, killing all forty-two of the former students on board.[16]

The remaining students were placed by Emma Frost into an all-out brawl, and the ones deemed the best by Emma would become a group of New X-Men in-training. This entire exercise was met with disgust by the Three-In-One, who promptly informed Cyclops of Emma's actions.[17]

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Celeste as the Phoenix

Warsong

When an unstable fraction of the Phoenix Force sparked inside the girls, their dormant Weapon Plus nanotech inside their bones was activated. This nanotech briefly reanimated Sophie and Esme, who directed their sisters back to The World to activate Sublime's plan for the destruction of the mutant race.[18]

The Phoenix and Sublime both wrestled for control of the Cuckoos when the X-Men arrived. While Mindee appeared consigned to her fate as part of Sublime's weapon, Phoebe fought to embrace the Phoenix. Soon Phoebe was captured and integrated into Sublime's machine, but the Phoenix was able to possess Celeste. When Celeste was finally merged into the machine, the Phoenix was divided between all the Cuckoos and trapped in their newly emerged secondary mutation, organic diamond hearts. This event finally activated the Thousand-In-One.[18]

Celeste continued to resist the Phoenix and Sublime's machine long enough for the X-Men to forcibly disconect them. In a rage, Phoebe triggered a power surge causing an explosion. However, Celeste was able take full control of the Phoenix, destroyed her sisters, and trapped the Phoenix fragments inside the Three-In-One's flawless diamond hearts rendering them emotionless.[1]

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Celeste and her sisters teaching

The Quest for Magik

After returning to the Institute, the girls adopted a rebellious/mischievous streak. They helped Elixir telepathically gain a Ph.D. level knowledge of science and biology from Beast's brain.[19] Along with the other students, they were pulled into Limbo, where they were rescued by Prodigy.[20] To repay his kindness, the Cuckoos restored all of the knowledge he had previously gain with the use of his powers despite his powers being deactivated.[21] Celeste and her sister were briefly considered as potential candidate recruits for the Initiative.[22]

Messiah Complex

After the birth of the Mutant Messiah, the Stepford sisters were stationed in Cerebra to search for the baby and act as central communication for the various X-squads.[23]

Utopia

The Stepford Cuckoos rejoined the X-Men and the last of mutantkind in San Francisco. During the Skrull Invasion, they assisted in the evacuation of a San Francisco Hospital, and later offered remote support to Emma while bringing down the Skrulls' psychic blockade.[24]

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The Phoenix fragments abandoning the Three-In-One

Once they relocated to Utopia, the Stepford Cuckoos frequently manned Cerebra.[25][26] When Lobe, with Scalphunter, brought a group of Predator Xs to attack Utopia, the X-Men were forced to battle the mutant eating creatures. The Cuckoos served as telepathic communication for the team, but during the battle the Phoenix fragments that were contained inside their diamond hearts escaped, mysteriously returned to space, and left the girls unconscious.[27] With the loss of the Phoenix, the girls fell into a depressive funk.[28]

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The Three-In-One moving to the New Xavier School

Schism

After Cyclops and Wolverine decided to part ways, Phoebe wanted to return to Westchester while Mindee wanted to remain on Utopia. The deciding vote fell to Celeste, and she opted to stay on Utopia, partly because of Quentin Quire's presence at the school.[29][30]

AvX & Jean Grey School

When the Phoenix Force returned to Earth searching for a new host leading to the war between the Avengers and the X-Men, the Stepford Cuckoos were among the younger X-Men detained in the Avengers Compound with the Avengers Academy.[31] Afterword they were reluctantly recruited to the new Jean Grey School where they manned Cerebra and witnessed the death of Professor X and the reemergence of mutantkind.[32][33][34]

The girls were very displeased with the new school.[35] Celeste attempted to telepathically reach out to Emma Frost and when she couldn't contact her, she became extremely angry.[36] When Cyclops and his X-Men came to the school looking for recruits to their mutant rebellion, the Stepford sisters and Angel volunteered to go.[18]

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X-Men Disassembled

Celeste was one of the many mutants that opposed the crazed X-Man from remaking the world in his image. When X-Man realized that his vision of the world would never come about with the X-Men around, X-Man made his enemies vanish in an instant, including Celeste.[37]

Age of X-Man

Celeste and the others were transported to another plane of existence by X-Man created in an attempt at a utopia where they and all other mutants would be at peace, altering their memories so they wouldn't resist.[38] Celeste was made a producer and a professional assistant for Studio X. She and her sister, Irma , made sure that the studio was running smoothly and she also handled the needs of stars like Nightcrawler and Meggan Puceanu. She attended an after party for one of Kurt's movies where she and Celeste helped out a little girl named Tiffany who wanted to attend the party also.[39]

While not observed, Irma was presumably returned to the real world when X-Man decided to release the mutants he forced to live in his plane of existence.[40]

House of X

Celeste and her sisters joined the mutant-only nation of Krakoa. One of their duties was escorting a group of human ambassadors through one Krakoan Gateway so they could meet with Magneto and Emma Frost to discuss potential recognition of Krakoa as an official nation.[41]

Power Grid [42]
Intelligence
 3
Strength*
 2
Speed
 2
Durability*
 2
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
 2
* Higher strength, durability in diamond form

Powers

Celeste's powers are identical to that of her sisters.

Abilities

Those of her her sisters.



  • Celeste was initially the most timid and affectionate of the Cuckoos.
  • According to her sisters, Celeste has begun to think she's "better" than them.[28]
  • Since the X-Men Phoenix Warsong Vol 1, Celeste has taken more of a leadership role, including casting the deciding vote to remain on Utopia,[29] and later speaking for the Three-In-One as a whole.[36]
  • Celeste felt some very overt physical attraction to Agent Jake Oh.[18]
  • Celeste has shown some romantic interest in Hellion.[25]
  • Celeste was the only Cuckoo powerful enough to take control of the Phoenix.[18]
  • Celeste has urged her sisters to watch something a bit more self-improving than Glee.[26]

Discover and Discuss

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 X-Men Phoenix Warsong #5
  2. X-Men Phoenix Warsong #4
  3. X-Men Phoenix Warsong #3
  4. 4.0 4.1 New X-Men #118
  5. New X-Men #117
  6. X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2
  7. New X-Men #126
  8. New X-Men #134
  9. New X-Men #134#137
  10. New X-Men #138
  11. New X-Men #139#141
  12. New X-Men #146#150
  13. New X-Men Vol 2 #1-#3
  14. X-Men Vol 2 #157
  15. New X-Men Yearbook Special #1
  16. New X-Men Vol 2 #24
  17. New X-Men Vol 2 #23
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 X-Men Phoenix Warsong #2-#5
  19. New X-Men Vol 2 #38
  20. New X-Men Vol 2 #37-#41
  21. New X-Men Vol 2 #42
  22. Civil War Battle Damage Report #1
  23. Uncanny X-Men #493#494
  24. Secret Invasion: X-Men #1-#4
  25. 25.0 25.1 Nation X #2
  26. 26.0 26.1 Generation Hope #9
  27. Uncanny X-Men #517
  28. 28.0 28.1 Nation X #4
  29. 29.0 29.1 X-Men: Regenesis #1
  30. X-Men: Schism #5
  31. Avengers Academy #30-#33
  32. Avengers vs. X-Men #12
  33. Wolverine and the X-Men #18
  34. Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 #19
  35. Wolverine and the X-Men #15
  36. 36.0 36.1 Uncanny X-Men Vol 3 #4
  37. Uncanny X-Men Vol 5 #9-10
  38. Age of X-Man Alpha #1
  39. Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1
  40. Age of X Omega #1
  41. House of X #1
  42. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 11



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