YEARBOOK (Xavier Institute Student Body): Page 14 of 16

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5th July 2005

 

 

In Memoriam / Deceased Students

Since the Xavier Institute was re-established, it has been plagued by violence. The school was disrupted by a violent student-led riot, demolished by Xorn/Magneto, attacked by the Brotherhood of Mutants and decimated by Wolverine while under the thrall of Hydra! During these episodes, there were several fatalities. Listed here are those students who died while enrolled at the Xavier Institute.

 

Basilisk First appearance: New X-Men #135
Last appearance: New X-Men #149

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men #135-138, 140, 146-149

Powers: produces narrow-band photonic energy from his single eye, controlled by a mechanical implant to produce strobe pulses of light that temporarily paralyze anyone caught in its glare

Notes:
- Basilisk was killed by Xorn I/”Magneto” who used excessive force to prove a point while under the influence of Kick. [New X-Men #149]

Dummy First appearance: New X-Men #135
Last appearance: New X-Men #137

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men #135-137

Powers: exists as an astral intelligence housed in a shapeless gas form, keeps himself in a containment suit that approximates human proportions for him

Notes:
- Dummy’s gaseous form was fully released when his special containment suit was pierced by flying glass during the riot at Xavier’s depicted in New X-Men #137. He has yet to re-form and is presumed dead or dissipated beyond return.

Germaine First appearance: New X-Men #156
Last appearance: New X-Men #156

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men #156

Powers: heat-casting power allows him to create flames from his hands

Notes:
- Germaine was romantically involved with Mindee, one of the Stepford Cuckoos.
- He was killed by a riotous mob in Salem Center that gathered in response to Xorn I/”Magneto’s” destruction of Manhattan.

Jacob First appearance: X-Men Unlimited (2nd series) #7
Last appearance: X-Men Unlimited (2nd series) #7

All Xavier Institute appearances: X-Men Unlimited (2nd series) #7

Powers: sublimation effect caused his body to break down into an intangible gaseous state

Notes:
- Jacob’s discorporation was similar to what happened to Kitty Pryde following an injury she sustained during the Mutant Massacre. Her condition was corrected by Dr. Doom and Reed Richards in the X-Men vs. Fantastic Four Limited series.

Squidboy (Samuel Pare) First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #410
Last appearance: X-Men #162

All Xavier Institute appearances: Uncanny X-Men #410-413, 416-417, 419-420, 422, 430-434, 436, X-Men (2nd series) #157-162, Chamber #4, New Mutants (2nd series) #11, X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #44, 49, X-Men Unlimited (2nd series) #4

Powers: aquatic mutation covers his body with scales and fins, enables him to breathe underwater, and coats his eyes with a special membrane allowing him to see in the murky depths

Notes:
- Sammy was good friends with Carter Ghazikhanian and Nicholas Gleason and was especially close to the Juggernaut.
- Sammy was briefly roommates with Jay Guthrie, aka Icarus.
- Sammy was killed by Black Tom Cassidy in X-Men (2nd series) #162.

Stepford Cuckoos (Esme “Stepford”) First appearance: New X-Men #118
Last appearance: New X-Men #150

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men #118-120, 122-125, 134-141, 147-150

Powers: part of a telepathic hive mind, which allows her and her sisters working together to manipulate vast amounts of telepathic power, in order to read the minds of others, project their thoughts psionically, manipulate perceptions of reality, and assume control of another person’s actions and thoughts

Notes:
- Esme was the true culprit in the attempted murder of Emma Frost. She was working with Xorn I/”Magneto” when she planned the murder and psionically forced Angel Salvadore to shoot Emma.
- Esme was killed by Xorn I/”Magneto” who used her to the destroy Xavier Institute and take over Manhattan.

Stepford Cuckoos (Sophie “Stepford”) First appearance: New X-Men #118
Last appearance: New X-Men #137

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men #118-120, 122-125, 134-137

Powers: part of a telepathic hive mind, which allows her and her sisters working together to manipulate vast amounts of telepathic power, in order to read the minds of others, project their thoughts psionically, manipulate perceptions of reality, and assume control of another person’s actions and thoughts

Notes:
- Sophie died after taking the mutant-enhancing drug called Kick and using Cerebra to defeat Quentin Quire and end the riot at Xavier’s.

Wing First appearance: Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #3
Last appearance: Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #7-8

All Xavier Institute appearances: Astonishing X-Men (3rd series) #3-5, 7-8

Powers: self-propelled flight

Notes:
- When Wing first tried to land after flying, he broke both his legs.
- Wing’s powers were neutralized by the alien warrior called Ord in Astonishing X-Men #4.
- Wing committed suicide inside a Danger Room simulation of the campus in Astonishing X-Men #7.

Students that were merely mentioned, but never seen:

Jorge Lucas and Greg Van Meter - their names appear on gravestones in New X-Men: Academy X #8