Comicbook: 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
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.