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Generation X was a team of mutant teens formed shortly after the Phalanx attempted to absorb all mutants, starting with the next generation of mutants. The team was led by both Banshee and Emma Frost, and was comprised mainly of Jubilee, Husk, Synch, M, Chamber, Skin, and the mysterious Penance. The team's primary purpose was to receive an education and learn to be the next generation of X-Men, rather than fighting supervillains. The school was located at the Massachusetts branch of Xavier's School.[1][2]

Both Banshee and Emma Frost educated the teenagers in school subjects as well as combat and field skills. Jubilee and the other mutant teens honed their unique abilities and occasionally battled minions such as the Juggernaut, Omega Red, and their arch-rival Emplate.[2][3][4][5]

Shortly after the formation of the mutant teen team, Penance was dropped onto the front lawn of the Massachusetts Academy by Gateway. Penance had previously been a prisoner of Emplate, a parasitic mutant who fed upon other mutants that the group had encountered previously. Penance couldn't speak and had immunity to telepathy, leading to a big mystery regarding her origins. Chamber was able to convince her that he knew how she felt and calmed the girl down into staying with the team.[6]

After countless adventures, a bold revenge plan by Emma's sister Adrienne ended in Synch's death and Emma murdering her sister, which, once discovered, shook the team's trust in their Headmistress and led to the ultimate closure of the Massachusetts Academy.[7]

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