The X-People were formed by Jubilee, who was a former member of the X-Men, Generation X and the Avengers. Due to the decrease in anti-mutant sentiment (caused by the sacrifice of the X-Men to save the Earth), the now more mature and experienced Jubilee decided to start a new version of the X-Men (her "X-People") and began taking on mutant heroes for training. Some of her first students were not very dedicated (such as the speedster Bluestreak, who left due to the lack of publicity the X-People garnered). However, Jubilee found four exceptional heroes (the high flying Angry Eagle, the ape-like Simian, the stretchable Spanner, and the superfast Torque) to form her core team, the X-People.
The X-People were a publicly visible team, but Jubilee tended to keep the team out of the affairs of the rest of the superhero teams, likely out of concern for her students' welfare. On at least one occasion Jubilee turned down a call for assistance from the Avengers. Like her mentor, Charles Xavier, Jubilee sought out mutants in trouble as well, such as Nancy Lu, a mutant who was being harassed by anti-mutant vandals. Bluestreak was a member of the team for a short time but left, claiming this was due to the lack of publicity.
The X-People were briefly put under the sway of Enthralla, and attacked J2 when he arrived to inquire about a possible membership. The X-People were shocked back into their right minds by a clap-driven wave of cold water from J2, and they proceeded to apprehend Enthralla in Spanner's extended arm. Jubilee thanked J2 for the assistance, but declined his membership request.
After the Sisterhood of Mutants began to stalk a mutant girl named Sarah Hingle, The X-People out the hideout the Sisterhood had just abandoned. They tried to track her, sending Push to try to sway her to their side. Later, when Hingle, calling herself Nucleus, went ballistic on Humanity First, the X-People arrived to try to contain her, but none of them was fast enough to penetrate Nucleus's energy bands. After Spider-Girl arrived and talked Hingle down, Magneta triggered Hingle's power remotely somehow, releasing a massive energy burst that flattened Spanner and all those present with her. Paramedics soon arrived to take the X-People, to see medical help.
The X-People wear uniforms, at least some of which are made of unstable molecules, and sometimes carry Mini-Cerebro units to track and identify nearby mutants.
Angry Eagle uses stun daggers.
- 9 members of X-People (Earth-982)
- 11 appearance(s) of X-People (Earth-982)
- 3 mention(s) of X-People (Earth-982)