Comicbook: Generation Hope

Generation Hope was a series spun off from the X-Men franchise that run from January 2011 to May 2012 with 17 issues. It finished as Avengers vs. X-Men began.

It was based around Hope Summers, the adopted daughter of Cable and reputed "Mutant Messiah". Upon her return to the present after being raised in the future, a group of mutants manifested. As Hope met and touched each mutant their powers stabilized and Hope gained a low level of telepathic influence over them. The story of the series itself dealt with Hope making the "Lights" into a team to stabilize each new mutant manifestation, taking a Lighter and Softer approach than previous X-Men teen series while also dealing with the insidious effect of Hope's influence.

The team consisted of Hope, Velocidad, Oya, Transonic, Primal, and Zero, with Oya leaving post-Schism, being replaced by Pixie and No-Girl.

Generation Hope provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Action Girl: Hope; Pixie
  • Break the Cutie: The Schism tie in for Idie.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Hope to Cable.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Hope was a badass long before her powers manifested. With only the power to borrow other mutant powers (and sometimes manifesting the Phoenix Force).
  • Face-Heel Turn: Kenji
  • Genius Bruiser: Primal. Usually behaves like an animal, but really extremely intelligent when he is not operating on instinct.
  • Multinational Team: Hope is Alaskan but raised in a variety of futures, Velocidad is Mexican, Kenji is Japanese, Transonic is Canadian, Teon is Ukrainian and Idie is Nigerian. Pixie who joins later is Welsh.
  • Teen Genius: Transonic.
  • Psychic Powers: Both Hope and Kenji... kinda. Hope's isn't intentional, and Kenji's needs contact.