Quote1 Imagine the responsibility of all that destructive potential. The power to crack the firmament and extinguish suns... Imagine that in the wrong hands. Quote2
-- Cassandra Nova while possessing Professor Xavier's mind

Appearing in "Danger Rooms"Edit

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  • Beak's Titanium Baseball Bat (First appearance)


Synopsis for "Danger Rooms"Edit

Since the Professor's coming out as a mutant on global television,[1] anti-mutant protests are being held at the front gates of the Institute. Despite this commotion, the school has never been more lively; with numerous new students joining the establishment. One such mutant is Barnell Bohusk, who is introduced to his peers as "the Beak." Meanwhile, Phoenix finds Wolverine meditating in the near forest and discloses to him, her conjugal difficulties. He responds with the belief that she and Scott have always belonged together. Elsewhere, Cyclops and Emma Frost await the landing of Lilandra's spaceship; coming to take the Professor on a Shi'ar vacation to the Empire Throneworld.

Before Xavier's departure, Beast travels with him to the subbasement and observes a virtual model of the incapacitated Cassandra Nova.[2] When Beast discovers that she shares the same genetic material with Charles, Cassandra reveals herself to be inhabiting the body of her "genetic twin." She then telepathically subdues Hank, before compelling the hidden Beak to ferociously beat the X-Man with his titanium baseball bat. Afterward, Xavier/Cassandra calmly rejoins the X-Men in welcoming Lilandra and her Imperial Guard to Earth.

  • Like the other issues written by Grant Morrison, its title was changed from X-Men to New X-Men. Not to be confused with the students of the Academy X also called New X-Men.
  • In this issue, Beast's scheduled date with Trish Tilby is canceled when she finds it difficult to accept his new bestial form. Trish was Beast's on/off love interest who fears the ridicule and damage to her reputation if she continues her relationship with Hank.
  • Prof. Charles Xavier has been Lilandra's lover and consort for many years.

  • Jean and Scott's marital problems were revealed in New X-Men #114. This was not helped by the bonding of Emma and Scott in Hong Kong. (New X-Men Annual - see below)
  • In this issue, Beast mentions there are 154 students currently enrolled at the Xavier Institute, all mutants.
  • Jean becomes the acting headmistress of the Xavier Institute.

See AlsoEdit

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  1. New X-Men #116
  2. The X-Men captured Cassandra Nova in New X-Men #116

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