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5th July 2005

 

 

Alpha Squadron

 


Alpha Squadron was advised by former Alpha Flight member, Jean-Paul Beaubier, aka Northstar. Thus the name Alpha Squadron. When Northstar was killed by Wolverine, the squad was assigned a new advisor, Xi’an Coy Manh, aka Karma. The squad’s colors are white and charcoal grey with red accents.

First appearance: New X-Men: Academy X #13 (squad first shown in full)

Current Membership: Anole, Indra, Loa, Rubbermaid plus two unnamed members

Anole (Victor Borkowski) First appearance: New Mutants (2nd series) #2

All Xavier Institute appearances: New Mutants (2nd series) #2, 7-8, 10, 13 X-Men (2nd series) #165, New X-Men: Academy X #4-5, 7, 13-14

Powers: reptilian mutation gives him green skin, a spiked carapace instead of hair, a prehensile and elastic tongue, and the ability to camouflage himself, blending in to his surroundings

Notes:
- Victor was very close to his advisor, Northstar. This was in part due to the fact that Victor himself was coming to terms with his sexual orientation. It was clearly implied through dialogue that Victor was gay and his sexual orientation was confirmed by the writers online.
- Though it has not been stated yet, Victor is the leader of the Alpha Squadron and his codename will likely be Anole, which is a variety of chameleon. - Victor’s first name was revealed in New Mutants (2nd series) #7. His last name was given in New Mutants (2nd series) #8.

Indra First appearance: New X-Men: Academy X #7

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men: Academy X #7, 13-14

Powers: Indra’s intended powers allow him to armor up his body with sectional plates.

Notes:
- Indra is from India. - Indra has a younger sister who is also a student at the Institute who has yet to be introduced. - The name Indra is taken from the Hindu god of weather and war.

Loa First appearance: New X-Men: Academy X #5

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men: Academy X #5, 7, 13-14

Powers: Loa’s intended powers allow her to "swim" through solid matter, causing it to crumble around her as she does so.

Notes:
- Loa is Hawaiian.

Rubbermaid (Andrea Margulies) First appearance: X-Treme X-Men #20

All Xavier Institute appearances: X-Treme X-Men #20-23, New X-Men: Academy X #13

Powers: ultra-elasticity enables her to negate the rigidity of her molecular structure in order to stretch any portion of her body to great lengths and absorb damage without injury

Notes:
- Andrea’s first name was revealed in X-Treme X-Men #21, her last name in issue #22.
- In her initial appearances, Andrea was romantically interested in Jeffrey Garrett. Her reaction to his presence as a “ghost” at the Xavier Institute has yet to be seen.
- Andrea is the youngest member of Alpha Squadron.

unnamed Alpha Squadron member First appearance: New X-Men: Academy X #12

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men: Academy X #12, 13-14

Powers: unrevealed

Notes:
- This character is intended to be a Masai. The Masai are a nomadic tribe in East Africa, especially Kenya and Tanzania.

unnamed Alpha Squadron member First appearance: New X-Men: Academy X #13

All Xavier Institute appearances: New X-Men: Academy X #13-14

Powers: unrevealed