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X-Men Training Squads
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Xavier Institute student body, Academy X, X-Men Trainees
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After the X-Mansion was attacked by Xorn, Cyclops & Emma Frost reorganized the Institute's educational and training program forming the students into training squads.
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After the X-Mansion was attacked by Xorn[1], Cyclops & Emma Frost reorganized the Institute's educational and training program. To this end, they formed training squads of four to seven members under teacher-advisers, so that the students could become prepared for the day they may need to defend themselves or even become X-Men.[2]

In these groups the students made uniforms, got codenames, and were supervised by their teacher-advisors. The teams participated in small missions or Danger Room scenarios called Field Day Events.[2] Hellions won first place in the overall competition and the Corsairs came in second.[3]

M-Day & Funerals

After the events of M-Day only 27 of 182 enrolled Xavier's students retained their powers. The teams were split up, due to deaths and depowerment. Emma Frost gathered all the living students that retained their powers. She made the students go into an all out brawl against each other. The students that Frost observed to be the best were formed into New X-Men. The team of New X-Men included Dust, Elixir, Hellion, Mercury, Rockslide, X-23 and being led Surge.[4] Prodigy was later added to the roster despite being depowered.[5]


Xavier's students in the brawl

For their protection, the depowered students who had not already left the X-Mansion were being sneaked out, off the Institute grounds, at night and loaded on to a bus. Unfortunately, Icarus was tricked into leaking this information to Rev. William Stryker and he had his Purifiers shoot a missile at the bus, massacring forty-two depowered students. They then attacked the school, attempting to wipe out the survivors, but were defeated.[6]

Squad Rosters

Advocates Squad (Earth-616) from Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 444 0001

Advocates first appearance


Alpha Squadron (Earth-616) from New X-Men Vol 2 13 0001

The Alpha Squadron at Northstar's funeral

Alpha Squadron

Chevaliers (Earth-616)

The Chevaliers





Hellions Squad (Earth-616) from New X-Men Yearbook Special Vol 1 1 0001

The Hellions the Winner's of the Field Day Competition


New X-Men (Earth-616) 002

The New Mutants at the naming ceremony[7]

New Mutants



Storm's Squad

Other Students

Equipment: Surge's Power Gauntlets
Transportation: X-Men Blackbird
Weapons: None known.

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