History

Origin

After the X-Mansion was attacked by Xorn[1], Cyclops & Emma Frost reorganized the Institute's educational and training program. To this end, they formed training squads of four to seven members under teacher-advisers, so that the students could become prepared for the day they may need to defend themselves or even become X-Men.[2]

In these groups the students made uniforms, got codenames, and were supervised by their teacher-advisors. The teams participated in small missions or Danger Room scenarios called Field Day Events.[2] Hellions won first place in the overall competition and the Corsairs came in second.[3]

M-Day and Funerals

After the events of M-Day only 27 of 182 enrolled Xavier's students retained their powers. The teams were split up, due to deaths and depowerment. Emma Frost gathered all the living students that retained their powers. She made the students go into an all out brawl against each other. The students that Frost observed to be the best were formed into the New X-Men. The team of New X-Men included Dust, Elixir, Hellion, Mercury, Rockslide, X-23 and being led Surge.[4] Prodigy was later added to the roster despite being depowered.[5]

For their protection, the depowered students who had not already left the X-Mansion sneaked out at night, off the Institute grounds, and loaded on to a bus. Unfortunately, Icarus was tricked into leaking this information to Rev. William Stryker and he had his Purifiers shoot a missile at the bus, massacring forty-two depowered students. They then attacked the school, attempting to wipe out the survivors, but were defeated.[6]

Squad Rosters

Advocates first appearance

Advocates

The Alpha Squadron at Northstar's funeral

Alpha Squadron

The Chevaliers

Chevaliers

The Corsairs

Corsairs

Excelsiors

Exemplars

The Hellions the Winner's of the Field Day Competition

Hellions

The New Mutants at the naming ceremony[7]

New Mutants

The Paragons

Paragons

Paladins

Storm's Squad

Storm's Squad

Other Students

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Surge's Power Gauntlets

Transportation

X-Men Blackbird

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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