With an increasing number in the student body, Cyclops and Emma Frost reorganized the Xavier Institute's educational and training program. The New Mutants Squad was advised by Dani Moonstar.
Even before their official formation, New Mutants Squad and the Hellions Squad were at odds with each other. The two squads became intensely competitive during Field Day events. This rivalry came to a head when Wither was arrested by the FBI. The Hellions went to take on the F.B.I. and free Wither, and the New Mutants went to stop them from fighting the government. The X-Men intervened before any damage was done, but Wither and Icarus switched teams because of the event.
Wither continued to clash with Elixir (primarily over Laurie's affections). During the semester, Wither discovered Elixir had had a brief affair with a professor, Wolfsbane. He informed the entire school, successfully ending Josh's relationship with Laurie and terminating Wolfsbane's employment.
- Elixir - Josh Foley can manipulate individuals' biologies by touch to heal or harm. Retained his powers and remained with the X-Men until leaving for personal reasons.
- Icarus - Jay Guthrie possessed red angel-like wings mounted on his back, had an accelerated healing process, and possessed voice mimicry. Retained his powers, but was later killed by William Stryker.
- Prodigy - David Alleyne could temporarily gain skills and knowledge of those near him. Co-Field Leader. Depowered, but remained with the X-Men.
- Surge - Noriko Ashida is a young Japanese girl who absorbs electricity which she can release as blasts, or use for super-speed, but requires mechanical gauntlets to prevent overcharge. Retained her powers and remained with the X-Men.
- Wallflower - Laurie Collins was a shy girl who generated pheromones to influence others' emotions. Retained her powers, but was later killed by Matthew Risman.
- Wind Dancer - Sofia Mantega could manipulate wind. Co-Field Leader. Depowered, briefly joined the New Warriors.
After M-Day only 27 of 182 enrolled Xavier's students retained their powers. The New Mutants Squad was disbanded along with all the other X-Men Training Squads. Several of squad members, who retained their powers, were inducted into the New X-Men.
- The squad’s colors were yellow and white with grey accents.
- The squad was named after the original New Mutants to which their adviser, Dani Moonstar, belonged.
- 8 members of New Mutants Squad (Earth-616)
- 29 appearance(s) of New Mutants Squad (Earth-616)
- 19 image(s) of New Mutants Squad (Earth-616)