Appearing in "Choosing Sides 1 of 6: Here is the House"
- Sentinels (Danger Room construct)
- Soldiers (Danger Room construct)
- Xavier Institute student body
- Charles Xavier (Mentioned)
- Luna DePaula
- Giancarlo Betto (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- New York State
Synopsis for "Choosing Sides 1 of 6: Here is the House"
As a new semester begins at the newly rebuilt Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, there are quite a few changes in store. Scott Summers and Emma Frost are now co-headmasters of the school, and they have a different idea of how the school will be run. Students will all be trained to use their powers and be taught self-defense, on top of their regular school classes. The new students, including Noriko Ashida and Jay Guthrie, are given a tour by the headmasters, and Nori begins to butt heads with Miss Frost. Nori also damages her gauntlets unknowingly, and while in the cafeteria with David Alleyne, Sofia Mantega, Laurie Collins, and Josh Foley, her electricity powers begin to act up, causing a blackout. The five of them set out to find the missing piece of Nori’s gauntlet, steal Scott’s keycard to get into the Danger Room where the missing piece was lost during the tour. As they enter, Nori has to release her charge and accidentally causes the Danger Room to activate a program, unleashing a pair of Sentinels and a crowd of armed soldiers on the five mutant students. Through luck and teamwork, they manage to beat the program and find Nori’s missing regulator knob. Unfortunately, everything isn’t right, and David tells the others what he saw on the computer screen in Mr. Summers’ office. All the students are being separated into different squads, and the five of them might not want to get too comfortable hanging out. They may be getting broken up…
- New X-Men: Academy X is the revamped version of New Mutants Vol 2, by the same writers.
- Most of the characters were introduced, or re-introduced, for the first time in the thirteen issues of New Mutants Vol 2.
- Joshua ‘Jay’ Guthrie is the younger brother of X-Men Cannonball and Husk. He was recently revealed to be a mutant and his mother forced him to attend Xavier Institute as a result.
- The Institute for Higher Learning was destroyed in the New X-Men Vol 1 “Planet X” arc by an impostor of Magneto (Xorn).
- This is the first appearence of Nori Ashida's newly colored hair with Electric Blue.
- Cyclops' computer files reveal ages of birthplaces of five main characters: David Alleyne, age 17, born in Chicago, Illinois; Nori Ashida, age 17, born in Tokyo, Japan; Laurie Collins, age 15, born in Kent, Connecticut; Josh Foley, age 16, born in Flushing, New York State; Sofia Mantega, age 16, born in Caracas, Venezuela.
- This issue occurs after "She Lies With Angels" arc (Uncanny X-Men #439–441), and is the first time Joshua Guthrie uses his new moniker Jay.
- This issues takes place at or around the same time as Astonishing X-Men (Vol. 3) #1.