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27th Jun '17 5:14:40 PM lakingsif
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2nd Jun '17 8:54:36 AM Argon2
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** Hellion is always being described as good looking, and before his JerkAss personality comes out, he is genuinely charming and charismatic.

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** Hellion is always being described as good looking, and before his JerkAss personality comes out, he is genuinely charming and charismatic.charismatic when he wants to be.
21st May '17 3:26:10 PM nombretomado
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** Subverted with Domino. Originally a generic gun-carrying ActionGirl, she had the uber-generic "luck" power that no one ever mentioned until 1996's ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse comic X-Patrol, which used Domino's luck powers alongside [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Elasti-Girl]] and TheWasp to reinvent her as an uber-lucky super-heroine. Years passed again and it took Matt Fraction coming up with the idea of her being an UBER-lucky Action Girl, capable of always showing up by chance when evil is going down, let alone always able to make her shots no matter how hard they are, to make her powers useful.

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** Subverted with Domino. Originally a generic gun-carrying ActionGirl, she had the uber-generic "luck" power that no one ever mentioned until 1996's ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse comic X-Patrol, which used Domino's luck powers alongside [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Elasti-Girl]] and TheWasp ComicBook/TheWasp to reinvent her as an uber-lucky super-heroine. Years passed again and it took Matt Fraction coming up with the idea of her being an UBER-lucky Action Girl, capable of always showing up by chance when evil is going down, let alone always able to make her shots no matter how hard they are, to make her powers useful.
29th Nov '16 9:01:13 AM rafi
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* LikesOlderWomen: Cannonball towards [[ShotaCon Lila Cheney]]. Also briefly, Cypher and [[MsFanservice Psylocke]].
** Recently there were some subtle hints about Cannonball having possible crush on Rogue.

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* LikesOlderWomen: LikesOlderWomen:
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Cannonball towards [[ShotaCon Lila Cheney]]. Also briefly, Cypher and [[MsFanservice Psylocke]].
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Cheney]].
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Recently there were some subtle hints about Cannonball having possible crush on Rogue.Rogue.
** Briefly, Cypher to [[MsFanservice Psylocke]].



* TheMole: Copycat pretending to be Domino.



* RetGone: In a storyline, the New Mutants were Ret Goned by the Beyonder. The only one to remember their existence was Kitty Pryde, who had a magical connection to one of the New Mutants that even the Beyonder's godlike powers couldn't erase.



* TheMole: Copycat pretending to be Domino

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* TheMole: Copycat pretending ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman:
** In the first annual, Cypher, whose superpower was the ability
to be Dominolearn languages really really fast, ends up saving the solar system because he's the only one who can read an alien instruction manual.
** With his recent [[DeathIsCheap resurrection]], Cypher has turned this into HeartIsAnAwesomePower, in addition to vindicating numerous fan theories about how his powers would work in the age of modern computers.
* ToHellAndBack: Magik rules her own region of Hell called Limbo, meaning she and her teammates technically go to Hell and back at least once an issue.


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* TokenReligiousTeammate:
** Wolfsbane.
** In one of the later iterations of the series, there is Dust, a devout Muslim who still observes niqab.


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* TouchOfDeath: There was Wither, whose power was decaying any living (or once-living) thing he came into contact with. He eventually left the institute and fell in love with Selene, who was immortal and couldn't be affected by his power.
* TragicDropout: In the original ''New Mutants Graphic Novel'', Sam Guthrie was obliged to quit high school and give up his hopes for college to work in the local coal mine after his father died of black lung. His first day on the job was marked by being caught in a cave in, his powers kicking in, and the owner of the mines finding another use for him....


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* YouAreNotAlone: Danielle Moonstar to Rahne Sinclair after a battle alongside her: "Without you those policemen would have died. You're not alone. Moira loves you, and I..."
* YourHeartsDesire: Rare hero example: Danielle Moonstar, AKA Mirage, could create a mental illusion of your worst fear, or your heart's desire. She could choose which one, but even she couldn't know ''what'' her victim was seeing.
28th Nov '16 3:51:42 PM LondonKdS
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Various plotlines include the team opposing Dani's fearsome foe The Demon Bear, a trip to Nova Roma -- an offshoot of the last of the Roman Republicans in Brazil (where they picked up new member Magma and new enemy Selene, the life-stealing immortal sorceress), Colossus' younger sister-turned-demon-sorceress [[EnsembleDarkhorse Magik]], a team-up with Doug Ramsey aka Cypher (a language-translating mutant), a rivalry with The Hellions (a RivalSchool formed by X-adversary The White Queen), and a meeting with Warlock (a shape-changing techno-organic alien running from his evil father, The Magus, a creature capable of destroying stars in his rage), Karma's disappearance (and takeover by The Shadow King), and Magneto taking over as Headmaster of the school from Professor X. By issue #50, the team defeated The Magus, and Chris Claremont soon left, and [[DorkAge Louise Simonson]] took over.

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Various plotlines include the team opposing Dani's fearsome foe The Demon Bear, a trip to Nova Roma -- an offshoot of the last of the Roman Republicans in Brazil (where they picked up new member Magma and new enemy Selene, the life-stealing immortal sorceress), Colossus' younger sister-turned-demon-sorceress [[EnsembleDarkhorse Magik]], a team-up with Doug Ramsey aka Cypher (a language-translating mutant), a rivalry with The Hellions (a RivalSchool [[RivalDojos Rival School]] formed by X-adversary The White Queen), and a meeting with Warlock (a shape-changing techno-organic alien running from his evil father, The Magus, a creature capable of destroying stars in his rage), Karma's disappearance (and takeover by The Shadow King), and Magneto taking over as Headmaster of the school from Professor X. By issue #50, the team defeated The Magus, and Chris Claremont soon left, and [[DorkAge Louise Simonson]] took over.
26th Nov '16 8:56:03 AM rafi
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* DefeatByModesty: Back when Genosha was a country where mutants were enslaved, the New Mutants were teleported there by a character whose powers didn't affect clothing, then had their powers neutralized. Most of them were a little embarrassed, but Wolfsbane (a devout Presbyterian) was paralyzed with shame.
* DelusionsOfDoghood: Catseye of the Hellions; thought she was an actual cat.



* DivineRaceLift: Dani Moonstar, a native american, when became a Valkyrie.



* FanService: The original book ''loved'' to show the team in their skivvies, particularly during Bret Blevins' run as artist; on top of that, he also seemed very fond of showing the effect of cold weather on girls wearing skintight suits, even when they were surrounded by lava.
** Pretty much the whole purpose of the Gosamyr character, both in-universe and out.
*** Sometimes Surge and X-23 would be this, depending on the artist.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: The original book ''loved'' to show the team in their skivvies, particularly during Bret Blevins' run as artist; on top of that, he also seemed very fond of showing the effect of cold weather on girls wearing skintight suits, even when they were surrounded by lava.
** Pretty much the whole purpose of the Gosamyr character, both in-universe and out.
*** Sometimes Surge and X-23 would be this, depending on the artist.
lava.


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* MsFanservice:
** Pretty much the whole purpose of the Gosamyr character, both in-universe and out.
** Sometimes Surge and X-23 would be this, depending on the artist.
26th Nov '16 8:43:54 AM rafi
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* AbortedArc: Towards the end of the 1980s, Louise Simonson was building up a plotline involving Selene and the Hellfire Club having dark plans for Magma, plans that ultimately got dropped after the "Inferno" arc.

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* AbortedArc: EightiesHair: Lila Cheney and Gosamyr...''dear God'', [[http://www.comicvine.com/gosamyr/29-29330/all-images/108-215138/172747-gosamyr/105-84283/ Gosamyr]]...
* NinetiesAntiHero: X-Force was the signature team for this before Youngblood. Somehow, X-Force actually managed to survive.
* AbortedArc:
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Towards the end of the 1980s, Louise Simonson was building up a plotline involving Selene and the Hellfire Club having dark plans for Magma, plans that ultimately got dropped after the "Inferno" arc.



* ActionGirl: Mirage, Domino.

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* ActionGirl: Mirage, Domino.AbortedDeclarationOfLove: In the original series, Dani 'Mirage' Moonstar is comforting gal-pal Rahne 'Wolfsbane' Sinclair on a clifftop in Scotland; '—he's an old man, filled up with hate; without you those people would be dead. You're not alone. Moira loves you; and I—' 'I know' says Rahne. '—but that doesn't make me ache any the less.' A follow-up 20 years later is also aborted by a simple interruption.
* AcademyOfEvil: Emma Frost used to be headmistress of the Massachusetts Academy — a front for the Hellfire Club that produced the Hellions, rivals to the New Mutants.



* ApocalypseMaiden: Magik

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* ApocalypseMaiden: Magik Magik .



* BigBad: Selene and Emma Frost
* BlackMagicianGirl: Magik
* TheBlank: Zero
* BreakTheCutie: Illyana in original series with all Belasco did to her, ''Inferno'' and Legacy Virus. Most of the characters from New X-Men got it in one way or another after Kyle and Yost took over but the crown goes to Pixie, who got ''part of her soul stolen''. ''TWICE''.

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* BigBad: Selene and Emma Frost
Frost.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Magik
Magik.
* TheBlank: Zero
Zero.
* BreakTheCutie: BreakTheCutie:
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Illyana in original series with all Belasco did to her, ''Inferno'' and Legacy Virus. Most of the characters from New X-Men got it in one way or another after Kyle and Yost took over but the crown goes to Pixie, who got ''part of her soul stolen''. ''TWICE''.



* ChickMagnet: Doug Ramsey, who has had a grand total of five love interests even though he was only around for about 50 issues in the original run. Information about the upcoming Age of X crossover suggest he's one even in an alternate reality.

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* ChickMagnet: ChickMagnet:
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Doug Ramsey, who has had a grand total of five love interests even though he was only around for about 50 issues in the original run. Information about the upcoming Age of X crossover suggest he's one even in an alternate reality.



* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: ''New Mutants vol. 2'' opens thusly: Dani Moonstar is meeting a new boyfriend at an upscale ski lodge. Bad guys try and hold the guests hostage. Dani scares the bad guys into submission with her powers. Boyfriend breaks up with Dani immediately for being a mutant.
* CosmeticCatastrophe: Employed in the 1990 ''New Mutants Summer Special'' where Rahne is given a makeover by one of the residents of Megalopolis to seduce her over to Consumerism. The "mirror" shown to her is a glamor shot. Her actual makeup consists of childish scrawling and a badly fitted wig.



* EightiesHair: Lila Cheney and Gosamyr...''dear God'', [[http://www.comicvine.com/gosamyr/29-29330/all-images/108-215138/172747-gosamyr/105-84283/ Gosamyr]]...



* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: Legion has the habit of absorbing people into his mindscape. Which is... [[SplitPersonality crowded]].

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* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind:
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Legion has the habit of absorbing people into his mindscape. Which is... [[SplitPersonality crowded]].



** What happened to Wolfsbane in Genosha.
* NinetiesAntiHero: X-Force was the signature team for this before Youngblood. Somehow, X-Force actually managed to survive.



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Rahne.
* PsychoRangers: The Hellions
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Shatterstar from Mojoworld

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Rahne.
Rahne. She's a genetic mutant who can shapeshift from human to wolf. Eventually, she gained the ability to take on a variety of "transitional" half & half states, and during the 90s she spent some time unable to change fully back to humans. Eventually, she was retconned as having a Healing Factor, and after her pregnancy with Tier, she gained Nigh-Invulnerability and Super Strength.
* PsychoRangers: The Hellions
Hellions.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Shatterstar from MojoworldMojoworld.



* ShoutOut: On one very memorable occasion, Warlock turned into the starship ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Enterprise]]''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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On one very memorable occasion, Warlock turned into the starship ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Enterprise]]''.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Boom Boom and Siryn. Rahne and Danielle Moonstar.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: TomboyAndGirlyGirl:
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Boom Boom and Siryn. Rahne and Danielle Moonstar.



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway?: Poor Cypher had the mutant power to ''understand languages''. This made him useless in battle, forcing Chris Claremont to have to come up with the plot point of Cypher being able to safely merge with Warlock to get him involved in fight scenes.

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway?: WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway?:
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Poor Cypher had the mutant power to ''understand languages''. This made him useless in battle, forcing Chris Claremont to have to come up with the plot point of Cypher being able to safely merge with Warlock to get him involved in fight scenes.



26th Nov '16 6:11:51 AM Morgenthaler
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After Wells' departure, this series was taken first by MikeCarey, as a part of his ''Age Of X'' storyline, during which he introduced an alternate reality with a much darker history [[spoiler: which was later revealed to be a LotusEaterMachine all present had been dragged into by one of Legion's personalities]], and later by Creator/DanAbnett and Andy Lanning. In face of all their accomplishments Cyclops decided to not disband the team (despite three members leaving as [[spoiler:Karma lost a leg, Cannonball was traumatized by events from Wells and Carey's runs and Magik had to be restrained after she manipulated her friends and almost got them killed for personal vendetta]]) and to make their new mission taking care of all the loose ends that remained unresolved after the threats the X-Men faced and making sure they won't come to haunt them again (in other words, he made them a less lethal and more moral version of the third ''ComicBook/XForce''). This started with the retrieval of [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], who'd been trapped in the Omega Machine since his encounter with Norman Osborn and was being tortured/used to open portals by Sugar Man. He was rescued, but underwent a significant DePower that chopped his formerly near cosmic levels of power back to 'residual telekinesis'. Lacking other options, he joined the team. This volume lasted until issue 50 where it was cancelled. In the Comicbook/MarvelNOW relaunch, Sunspot and Cannonball are confirmed to be new members of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'', Magik is on the new roster of ''Uncanny X-Men'' and Dani is part of the cast for the ''Fearless Defenders''.

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After Wells' departure, this series was taken first by MikeCarey, Creator/MikeCarey, as a part of his ''Age Of X'' storyline, during which he introduced an alternate reality with a much darker history [[spoiler: which was later revealed to be a LotusEaterMachine all present had been dragged into by one of Legion's personalities]], and later by Creator/DanAbnett and Andy Lanning. In face of all their accomplishments Cyclops decided to not disband the team (despite three members leaving as [[spoiler:Karma lost a leg, Cannonball was traumatized by events from Wells and Carey's runs and Magik had to be restrained after she manipulated her friends and almost got them killed for personal vendetta]]) and to make their new mission taking care of all the loose ends that remained unresolved after the threats the X-Men faced and making sure they won't come to haunt them again (in other words, he made them a less lethal and more moral version of the third ''ComicBook/XForce''). This started with the retrieval of [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], who'd been trapped in the Omega Machine since his encounter with Norman Osborn and was being tortured/used to open portals by Sugar Man. He was rescued, but underwent a significant DePower that chopped his formerly near cosmic levels of power back to 'residual telekinesis'. Lacking other options, he joined the team. This volume lasted until issue 50 where it was cancelled. In the Comicbook/MarvelNOW relaunch, Sunspot and Cannonball are confirmed to be new members of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'', Magik is on the new roster of ''Uncanny X-Men'' and Dani is part of the cast for the ''Fearless Defenders''.
30th Oct '16 9:28:58 AM MegaJ
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The second ''New Mutants'' series, launched in 2003 and written by Nunzio [=DeFilippis=] and Christina Weir, featured another group of teenaged mutants - air-controlling Wind Dancer, skill-copying Prodigy, super-fast energetic Surge, healer Elixir, emotion-controlling Wallflower, and flying Icarus - but unlike the original New Mutants, they were only part of a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast of students]] at the Xavier Institute. At first they were notable for their drive to become superheroes, but soon rival groups played a large role in the series. The main cast of original New Mutants had become teachers at Xavier's Institute and had problems coming to terms with the fact they were now the "old guard” in the eyes of the new generation.

In 2004 the comic was relaunched as ''New X-Men: Academy X'', after which the central group was formally dubbed "The New Mutants". They quickly found rivals in a team supervised by Emma Frost – new Hellions – that included arrogant telekinetic Hellion, made-of rocks DumbMuscle Rockslide, human sandstorm Dust, WalkingWasteland Wither, fear-inspiring Tag and shape-changing "living metal" person Mercury.

The series focused strongly on relationships and personal issues instead of supervillain battles, which was a negative for some but a strength for others, who appreciated the deep characterization and optimistic feel.

[[quoteright:234:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/New_X-Men_2367.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:234: Characters clockwise from the bottom: Anole, Elixir, Hellion, Prodigy, Rockslide, Dust, Gentle, Pixie, Mercury, Surge, X-23 ]]

In 2005 the series was taken over by ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' writers Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, who changed to a new DarkerAndEdgier status quo. In the wake of the ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' event most of the mutants on Earth had lost their powers, including several students at Academy X, and the title quickly killed off a large number of characters in controversial CListFodder style. All of the training squads were disbanded and the students with the most offensive capabilities – Helion, Surge, Dust, Mercury, Rockslide, Elixir and CanonImmigrant ComicBook/{{X 23}} were formed into a ''New X-Men'' team, whose purpose was protecting students in case the adult X-Men failed to do so. Later the reptilian Anole, flying illusionist Pixie, super-strong Gentle, and depowered Prodigy, who still retained all his copied knowledge and skills, were added to the team.

Despite being strongly criticized for the grim tone, Kyle and Yost managed to provide a lot of consistent stories, exploring the characters' lives, relationships and realisation that they may be not only the youngest generation of mutants, but the last.

!Young X-Men
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Young_X-Men_7188.jpg]]

After the ''Messiah Complex'' event, ''New X-Men'' was canceled and replaced with a new series, Young X-Men, written by Marc Guggenheim. The title was part of Marvel's attempt to launch a second "Young ____" title in line with "Young Avengers" (even though by this point, Young Avengers was DeaderThanDisco).

The short lived series featured a random collection of characters from New X-Men, along with other young mutant characters like Blindfold and Wolfcub, from Astonishing X-Men and Uncanny X-Men. Finally three new characters were introduced – Ink, Graymalkin and Cipher, though only Graymalkin had any staying power.

The series was widely reviled and largely ignored by other writers, due to plot points such as the New Mutants beating and crippling/maiming the New X-Men mutants, as well as ignoring other writers usage of characters (case in point, the book's usage of Donald Pierce directly contradicting his usage in the pages of Kyle and Yost's X-Force). The later of which led to Guggenheim openly declaring CreatorApathy for the continuity snarls he was creating, sealing the book's doom in the process. The series was put down after twelve issues and filed under CanonDiscontinuity by Marvel.

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The second ''New Mutants'' series, launched in 2003 and written by Nunzio [=DeFilippis=] and Christina Weir, featured another group of teenaged mutants - air-controlling Wind Dancer, skill-copying Prodigy, super-fast energetic Surge, healer Elixir, emotion-controlling Wallflower, and flying Icarus - but unlike the original New Mutants, they were only part of a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters huge cast of students]] at the Xavier Institute. At first they were notable for their drive to become superheroes, but soon rival groups played a large role in the series. The main cast of original New Mutants had become teachers at Xavier's Institute and had problems coming to terms with the fact they were now the "old guard” in the eyes of the new generation. \n\n In 2004 the comic was relaunched as ''New X-Men: Academy X'', after which the central group was formally dubbed "The New Mutants". They quickly found rivals in a team supervised by Emma Frost – new Hellions – that included arrogant telekinetic Hellion, made-of rocks DumbMuscle Rockslide, human sandstorm Dust, WalkingWasteland Wither, fear-inspiring Tag and shape-changing "living metal" person Mercury.

The series focused strongly on relationships and personal issues instead of supervillain battles, which was a negative for some but a strength for others, who appreciated the deep characterization and optimistic feel.

[[quoteright:234:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/New_X-Men_2367.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:234: Characters clockwise from the bottom: Anole, Elixir, Hellion, Prodigy, Rockslide, Dust, Gentle, Pixie, Mercury, Surge, X-23 ]]

In 2005 2005, the series was taken over by ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' writers Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, who changed to a new DarkerAndEdgier status quo. In quo in the wake of the ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' event most of the mutants on Earth had lost their powers, including several students at Academy X, and the title quickly killed off a large number of characters in controversial CListFodder style. All of the training squads were disbanded and the students with the most offensive capabilities – Helion, Surge, Dust, Mercury, Rockslide, Elixir and CanonImmigrant ComicBook/{{X 23}} were formed into a ''New X-Men'' team, whose purpose was protecting students in case the adult X-Men failed to do so. Later the reptilian Anole, flying illusionist Pixie, super-strong Gentle, and depowered Prodigy, who still retained all his copied knowledge and skills, were added to the team.

Despite being strongly criticized for the grim tone, Kyle and Yost managed to provide a lot of consistent stories, exploring the characters' lives, relationships and realisation that they may be not only the youngest generation of mutants, but the last.

!Young X-Men
[[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Young_X-Men_7188.jpg]]

After the ''Messiah Complex'' event,
event. In 2008, ''New X-Men'' was canceled and replaced with a new series, Young X-Men, written by Marc Guggenheim. The title was part of Marvel's attempt to launch a second "Young ____" title in line with "Young Avengers" (even though by Avengers.'

For more on
this point, Young Avengers was DeaderThanDisco).

The short lived series featured a random collection of characters from New X-Men, along with other young mutant characters like Blindfold
volume and Wolfcub, from Astonishing X-Men and Uncanny X-Men. Finally three new characters were introduced – Ink, Graymalkin and Cipher, though only Graymalkin had any staying power.

The series was widely reviled and largely ignored by other writers, due to plot points such as the New Mutants beating and crippling/maiming the New X-Men mutants, as well as ignoring other writers usage of characters (case in point, the book's usage of Donald Pierce directly contradicting his usage in the pages of Kyle and Yost's X-Force). The later of which led to Guggenheim openly declaring CreatorApathy for the continuity snarls he was creating, sealing the book's doom in the process. The series was put down after twelve issues and filed under CanonDiscontinuity by Marvel.
it's tropes, please see Comicbook/NewXMenAcademyX



** [[Comicbook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and a change of creative team in ''New X-Men'' led to the dropping of a number of arcs in that series. Most notably, Wither was attending counseling sessions with Wallflower's father, Sean Garrison (unknowingly), who was planning to take advantage of this connection to gain access to the school and take his daughter back. Although Garrison played a key role during ''House of M'', once the normal universe was restored (and Kyle and Yost took over writing duties) he was never so much as mentioned again, Kevin went through his FaceHeelTurn, and Laurie [[DroppedABridgeOnHim had a bridge dropped on her]].
* ActionGirl: Mirage, Domino, Surge and X-23.
* AesopEnforcer: Emma Frost and Dani Moonstar teamed up to show Prodigy a possible future where the mental blocks on his powers are removed, allowing him to keep all the knowledge his powers absorb from others. In this future, he becomes a [[{{WellIntentionedExtremist}} genocidal dictator]], creating a utopia at the cost of thousands of lives, including all the X-Men. After seeing this telepathic illusion, Prodigy decides to keep his mental blocks in place. Considering that neither Dani nor Emma have any ability to predict the future, one has to wonder where the hell they were pulling this [[{{ItsAWonderfulPlot}} Wonderful Plot]] from.

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** [[Comicbook/HouseOfM M-Day]] and a change of creative team in ''New X-Men'' led to the dropping of a number of arcs in that series. Most notably, Wither was attending counseling sessions with Wallflower's father, Sean Garrison (unknowingly), who was planning to take advantage of this connection to gain access to the school and take his daughter back. Although Garrison played a key role during ''House of M'', once the normal universe was restored (and Kyle and Yost took over writing duties) he was never so much as mentioned again, Kevin went through his FaceHeelTurn, and Laurie [[DroppedABridgeOnHim had a bridge dropped on her]].
* ActionGirl: Mirage, Domino, Surge and X-23.
* AesopEnforcer: Emma Frost and Dani Moonstar teamed up to show Prodigy a possible future where the mental blocks on his powers are removed, allowing him to keep all the knowledge his powers absorb from others. In this future, he becomes a [[{{WellIntentionedExtremist}} genocidal dictator]], creating a utopia at the cost of thousands of lives, including all the X-Men. After seeing this telepathic illusion, Prodigy decides to keep his mental blocks in place. Considering that neither Dani nor Emma have any ability to predict the future, one has to wonder where the hell they were pulling this [[{{ItsAWonderfulPlot}} Wonderful Plot]] from.
Domino.



* AnArmAndALeg: Anole loses an arm in Limbo. It's quickly replaced by a larger, stronger arm. After everything's over, X-23 suggests seeing if his other limbs will grow back.



* AnyoneCanDie: New X-Men, which under Christopher Yost, slaughtered countless characters left and right. The kick off of this trend began with blowing up a bus full of depowered former cast-members. Later, [[spoiler:Icarus and Wallflower]], two of the central characters, died on different circumstances.



* BerserkButton: As Emma Frost admits, she may not like X-23, but mess with her, and you'll ''wish'' you were dead, as Kimura finds out the hard way.



** ''New X-Men'' had [[PsychoPsychologist Sean Garrison]], though due to [=DeFilippis=] and Weir being fired he didn't really get to do much. The follow-up Kyle/Yost run had [[SinisterMinister William Stryker]], [[MadScientist Doctor Zander Rice]], and [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Belasco]] as the main villains of individual arcs.



* BodyHorror: The first time Mercury's powers activated, she collapsed into a pile of goo on her bathroom floor.



** Mercury came pre-broken, what with the traumatic way her X-gene activated, her parents basically abandoning her, and then what the Institute did to her.



** Post ComicBook/HouseOfM New X-Men.



** Second Incarnation, pre ComicBook/HouseOfM:
*** TheHero and TheHeart: Wind Dancer
*** TheLancer: Elixir
*** TheBigGuy: Surge
*** TheSmartGuy: Prodigy (he also co-leads)
*** TheChick: Wallflower
*** SixthRanger: Icarus
** Hellions in Academy X, pre ComicBook/HouseOfM (doubles as FiveBadBand when their rivalry with New Mutants came into play):
*** TheHero[=/=]BigBad: Hellion
*** TheLancer[=/=]TheDragon: Mercury
*** TheBigGuy[=/=]TheBrute: Rockslide
*** TheSmartGuy[=/=]TheEvilGenius: Tag
*** TheHeart[=/=]TheDarkChick: Dust
*** SixthRangerTraitor: Icarus
*** SixthRanger: Wither
** Post ComicBook/HouseOfM New X-Men:
*** TheHero: Surge
*** TheLancer: Hellion
*** TheBigGuy: Rockslide
*** TheSmartGuy: Elixir, Prodigy
*** TheChick: Mercury
*** TheHeart: Dust
*** TokenEvilTeammate: X-23 (more TykeBomb than evil, but still)
*** SixthRanger: Anole, Gentle, Pixie



* ForWantOfANail: Stryker attempts to invoke this: Taking advantage of knowledge of the future provided by [[spoiler: Nimrod]], he specifically targets [[spoiler: Wallflower and Dust]] for assassination because, in what he was shown, [[spoiler: first Laurie and then, after she is murdered Sooraya]] single-handedly defeated his attack on the school. It might have worked if not for [[spoiler: ComicBook/ComicBook/{{X 23}} [[SpannerInTheWorks taking Dust's place]]]].



* GenreBlindness: The O*N*E staff who set up camp on the Xavier Institute after M-Day. Bad enough they're using Sentinels to protect Mutants, but when the students go missing they interrogate Anole, who lists all the possible ways they could've gone missing, and promptly refuse to believe him.



* IdiotBall: [[spoiler:Wallflower]]'s death is largely dependent on both Wolverine and Elixir grabbing hold of this ''hard''. Yes, Logan, when someone's been shot on your watch, the sensible thing to do is obviously to ''restrain the healer for no apparent reason''. And Josh, when [[spoiler:your girlfriend]] is bleeding out, it's probably best to actually ''use your nigh-omnipotent healing powers'' instead of just doing the PietaPlagiarism thing. Also, the adults catch it frequently, most notably by denying Nimrod could have possibly returned ([[GenreBlind in a comic book]]), in order to allow the kids to save the day.



* TheJuggernaut: Nimrod, whom the New X-Men hold their own against, without so much as a single casualty (barely).



** And in the ''Academy X'' incarnation, gender flipped with Pixie towards Cyclops. A minor running gag, that is kept in later comics including her, is she has a, mostly innocent, [[CovertPervert sometimes not]], crush on Cyclops.



* MushroomSamba: Pixie's other superpower, spraying hallucinogenic dust on people that makes them see cutsey things (teddy bears, unicorns, the like). It even works on demons. And Wolverine.



* PlayingWithFire: Benjamin Hamill, or Match, has a less powerful version of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Johnny Storm's]] powers. Apparently when they first started up he torched an entire park.



* SixthRangerTraitor: In a less-antagonistic sense, in Academy X both Icarus and Wither were latest additions to Hellions and New Mutants, but after incident with FBI Jay found his teammates idiots and Kevin realized Emma's students showed him more friendship than Danni and her pupils, so they switched teams.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: X-23 becomes this for Stryker's plans to attack the school by taking Dust's place when Jay unwittingly lures her into an ambush, and it's ultimately Laura's arrival at the school during the attack and ''not'' Wallflower and Dust that foils him]].



* TookALevelInBadass: Most of the New X-Men cast, after ''Decimation''. Just not by choice.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Surge, due to AngerBornOfWorry.
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