Jubilee (comics)

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Jubilee
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Jubilee
Decimation: Generation M #2 (February 2006).
Cover by Stuart Immonen.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Uncanny X-Men #244 (May 1989)
Created by Chris Claremont (writer)
Marc Silvestri (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Jubilation Lee
Species Vampire (formerly Mutant)
Team affiliations Forgiven
X-Men
Generation X
X-Corps
New Warriors
Notable aliases Wondra
Abilities
  • Powers of a vampire

Formerly:

  • Generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids
  • Explosively charge objects
  • Evade the detection of telepaths

Jubilee (Jubilation Lee) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men. She is a mutant with the superhuman power to generate pyrotechnic energy plasmoids from her hands. A "mall rat", she was the X-Men's youngest member in the early 1990s, often playing a sidekick role.

Jubilee eventually joined the junior team Generation X. She was a prominent character in the 1990s-era X-Men animated series. In late 2004, Marvel launched a self-titled series for Jubilee set in Los Angeles, written by Robert Kirkman and covers by Casey Jones; it was cancelled after six issues. She also has cameo appearances in the first three X-Men films, where she is portrayed by Katrina Florece in X-Men, and by Kea Wong in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. In X-Men: Apocalypse, she is portrayed by Lana Condor.

Jubilee is one of the depowered mutant characters who later reappeared using technology-based powers in the New Warriors comic series. She has since been turned into a vampire where she gained vampire-like powers.

Publication history[edit]

Jubilee was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Marc Silvestri and first appeared in Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #244 (May 1989). She appeared regularly as an X-Men team member in Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) through issue #280 (September 1991), and later was a staple of X-Men (vol. 2) (1991) as a member of the X-Men's Blue Team. During the same timeframe, Jubilee also serves as Wolverine's sidekick in Wolverine (vol. 2) #40–75 (1991–93). After the Phalanx Covenant storyline in X-Men (vol. 2) #16–17 and Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #316–317, Jubilee, who was a young teenager, was transferred to the X-Men trainee squad Generation X and starred in the entire run of Generation X #1–75 (1994–2001). After the dissolution of Generation X, Jubilee returned to the pages of Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1), first as a member of the X-Corporation (issues #403–406, 2002), and later as a team member in her own right (issues #423–437, 2003–04). Jubilee had a six-issue self-titled limited series in 2005, but lost her mutant powers in House of M – The Day After #1 (2006). She then adopted the alias Wondra and joined the reconstituted New Warriors in New Warriors (vol. 4) #1–20 (2007–09). Jubilee was affected with vampirism in X-Men (vol. 3) #1 (2010) and remained a sporadic character on that title through issue #27 (2012), as well as a supporting character in X-23 (vol. 3) (2010–11). Contemporaneously, she saw print in her second limited series, Wolverine and Jubilee (2011). Jubilee most recently features as a regular character in the all-female X-Men (vol. 4) #1–25 (2013–15).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Origins[edit]

The daughter of two prosperous Chinese immigrants, Jubilation "Jubilee" Lee was born in Beverly Hills, California, where she lived with her wealthy parents. An immensely talented gymnast, she was believed to have the potential to participate in the Olympic Games. However, her life was destroyed when her parents were murdered by the hitmen Reno and Molokai.

Jubilee was sent to an orphanage, but she ran away and hid in the Hollywood Mall, stealing food to survive. She first discovered her mutant power to generate blinding and explosive energy plasmoids (what she refers to as "fireworks") while running away from mall security. The stress of running away from the security guards caused Jubilee to emit a large light energy blast while in a back alley. This completely disoriented the men and allowed her to escape. Upon learning about her mutant ability, she realized she could earn money by using her powers to entertain customers in the mall.

The mall security attempted to put an end to her unauthorized performances, but she constantly eluded them. They hired the M-Squad, a company of professional mutant hunters, to capture her. Jubilee is rescued by X-Men members Dazzler, Psylocke, Rogue, and Storm. Curious about the women, she tracks them to the portal leading back to their base in the Outback and steps through.[1]

Jubilee stays in hiding in the base, as she has never heard of the X-Men and has no idea how they might react to her presence.[2] She steals food and borrows clothes from several of the X-Men to create a makeshift costume for herself. She is attacked by a cybernetic dog, and forced to use her powers in self-defense by blowing up the beast. This is the first time Jubilee learns her powers can do real damage, although a later retcon has her first manifestation causing destruction on a similar scale.[volume & issue needed]

While sneaking around the caverns in the Outback base, Jubilee witnesses the X-Man Wolverine being captured and tortured by the Reavers. Jubilee is terrified of the Reavers, but unable to convince herself to abandon a fellow human being to such suffering. During a respite from the torture sessions, Jubilee helps Wolverine back to her hiding spot in the complex, where she does her best to nurse him back to health. Before Wolverine has completely recovered, he and Jubilee are forced to abandon their sanctuary when the Reavers hunt them down.[3] The pair escape and make their way to Madripoor. They battle the Mandarin and Matsu'o Tsurayaba's Hand. Jubilee holds her own against the Hand, and blows up a section of the Mandarin's castle with her powers when she, Wolverine, and Psylocke are his prisoners.[4]

Afterward, Jubilee teams up with Wolverine on several of his missions throughout the world. She does not handle the travel well, as she desires American food and luxuries. She helps Wolverine in battle when he becomes involved with well-intentioned but violent mercenaries.

Alongside Wolverine and Psylocke, Jubilee battles Hardcase and the Harriers.[5] She also meets the Black Widow[6] and participates in the mission to rescue several kidnapped New Mutants from Genosha. Against her protests, Wolverine places her in charge of looking after Boom Boom and Rictor and meeting up with X-Factor.[7] The three survive on the streets of the island nation before meeting up with the other X-Men.[8] After meeting the X-Men, she travels with them to the Shi'ar Empire, but is captured by the Warskrulls. There, she first meets Professor Xavier.[9] She also briefly falls under the control of the Shadow King, along with the X-Men and numerous others.[10][11]

Wolverine and the X-Men[edit]

Wolverine brings Jubilee to Professor Xavier, who welcomes the girl with open arms, and she and Wolverine develop a close father-daughter relationship with one another. Due to this relationship, Jubilee is referred to as Wolverine's unofficial sidekick.[12]

Jubilee finds a home with the X-Men, and joins the X-Men Blue Team.[13] She aids her fellow mutants in battles against Omega Red, the Shi'ar Empire, Skrulls, and the Brood, among others. With the last three, she holds her own against many powerful entities, often being the vital factor that helps save fellow X-Men and/or innocent people. She forms close bonds with many of the team members, taking piggyback rides with Beast as she enjoys his leaping abilities. When Professor Xavier temporarily regains the use of his legs, she takes him rollerblading.[14] She has the chance to talk about Wolverine with Shadowcat, who had been in her role before, and bonds with the younger version of Illyana Rasputin. Jubilee mourns the loss of Illyana with the rest of the X-Men, especially Jean Grey.[15]

Alongside the X-Men, Jubilee is captured by Omega Red, Matsu'o Tsuryaba, and Fenris. She also fights Sabretooth during this encounter.[16] Alongside Wolverine, she then clashes with Mojo (see Abcissa), and is arrested in Tokyo for speeding and driving without a license.[17] There she meets Yukio, and teams with her against Cylla Markham.[18] She aids the X-Men and Ghost Rider against the Brood.[19] Jubilee then journeys with the X-Men to Mojoworld.[20]

During one adventure, Jubilee falls halfway through a time portal and witnesses the moment when hitmen arrived at her home to kill her parents. Knowing the names and faces of her parents' murderers for the first time, Jubilee sets out to kill them, but Wolverine talks her out of it.[21] Shortly after, Wolverine leaves the X-Men. He does not give Jubilee the option to come with him, instead leaving her a note which repeatedly emphasizes that she should stick with Professor Xavier and not go out on her own again.[22] Though she maintains her usual spunky demeanor in the ensuing weeks, the other X-Men notice that she feels somewhat abandoned by Wolverine's leaving.[23]

Generation X[edit]

Jubilee leaves the X-Men to join a new group of teenage mutants known as Generation X. [24] The team is led by Banshee and Emma Frost, and is initially composed of Jubilee, Husk, Synch, M, and Skin, with Chamber,[25] Penance,[26] Mondo[27] and Gaia[28] joining as the series progresses. The team also becomes a safe haven for three young wards during their adventures: Artie Maddicks, Leech,[29] and temporarily, Franklin Richards.[30]

Both Banshee and Emma Frost educate the teenagers in school subjects as well as combat and field skills (with occasional assistance from visiting instructors such as Wolverine[31] and Beast).[32] Jubilee and the other mutant teens hone their unique abilities and occasionally battle foes such as the Juggernaut, Omega Red,[33] and their archrival Emplate. Time after time, Jubilee uses her experience with the X-Men to help her teammates outsmart their enemies. On more than one occasion, Jubilee is solely responsible for the defeat of Emplate. She uses sarcasm when Emplate siphons her powers so that he will become enraged enough to not have control over them, causing him to blast himself with Jubilee's energy blasts.[34] During the team's last encounter with Emplate, Jubilee blows up Proudstar Hall in order to defeat him. Her teammates survive the massive explosion because Iceman covers them with an ice shield.[35]

During her stay at the Massachusetts Academy, Jubilee is kidnapped and held hostage by Bastion during Operation: Zero Tolerance.[36] She manages to resist his mental probes for a good amount of time, hiding valuable information about the X-Men.[37] Jubilee stages an escape early on, knocking several armed soldiers unconscious with a large plasma volley. However, she is recaptured when she stops to give CPR to one of the guards she injured.[38] She eventually escapes with the help of Bastion's assistant, Daria.[39] While wandering the desert after her getaway, she is attacked by a Prime Sentinel and holds her own by blasting his vision receptors. She is saved at the last minute by Wolverine, who reunites her with the X-Men. After discovering Bastion has planted a nano-explosive inside Cyclops, the X-Men return home, dropping Jubilee off at Massachusetts Academy on the way.[40]

One of the most important episodes of her stay with Generation X comes when she discovers the true killer of her parents, Hunter Brawn. She stages a solo operation, using all of her powers, skills, and abilities to track down Brawn. With the help of her friends and teammates, she manages to take him down. Enraged at how he has destroyed her family, her powers flare to a massive level. Instead of killing the man, she takes out her aggression by blowing up his warehouse, leaving him to be arrested by local authorities.[41]

After Generation X[edit]

After Generation X disbands, Jubilee moves to Los Angeles with former teammate Skin to pursue an acting career.[42] She is cast in nothing but stereotypical Asian roles, and after her agent tries to seduce her, she blasts him with a powerful plasma blast.[43]

Around this time she is offered a position on Banshee's militaristic X-Corps team, alongside former teammates Husk and M. The three young women hesitantly join Banshee in order to keep an eye on him. During her run with the X-Corps, Jubilee holds off an uprising in Paris by blinding hostile enemies. Jubilee and Husk, with the help of Stacy X, also manage to take down the Blob and rescue Banshee from Mystique.[44]

Jubilee as Wondra. Art by Humberto Ramos.

After her time in the X-Corps, Jubilee returns to Los Angeles with Skin, but the two (along with Magma and other mutants) are kidnapped and crucified on the front lawn of the X-Mansion by the Church of Humanity. Jubilee, Magma, and the others recover from the attack thanks to Angel's healing blood, but Skin isn't so fortunate.[45] Jubilee becomes depressed due to the loss of her friend, and reunites with Husk. The two, along with Angel, attend Skin's funeral. Since the gravekeeper won't allow a mutant to be buried in his cemetery, he has Skin cremated and hands Jubilee the ashes. Afterward, Jubilee goes on a few missions with Nightcrawler and Havok's Uncanny X-Men team,[46] but is taken off the active roster when Cyclops decides she needs a mental break.[47]

While inactive, Jubilee is contacted by a long lost relative, her aunt Hope. Hope has decided to adopt Jubilee and take her into her home in Los Angeles, which gives Jubilation a much-needed break from X-Mansion life.[48] Jubilee attends Payton Noble High School and becomes a peer advisor. She gets into a few fights in school, and is reprimanded because of her power display. She also befriends a mutant named Shane Shooter, and helps him take down a gang leader. Unfortunately for Jubilee, her aunt is caught in a crime ring, as she was an assassin. While Wolverine is visiting Jubilee, the two of them – along with Hope (and her butler Brad) – get into a battle with Hope's former boss. Hope is caught in a violent explosion and seemingly dies (she is later revealed to have been thrown afar by the explosion, revealing her cybernetic nature), causing a distraught Jubilee to move back to the mansion with Wolverine, where she is seen celebrating Christmas in X-Men (vol. 2) #165.

Decimation and aftermath[edit]

Jubilee is revealed to have lost her powers on M-Day[49] due to the reality-altering powers of Scarlet Witch. She returns to New York shortly after running a half-way house for depowered mutants in Queens, New York[50] and is kidnapped by Omega Red and his henchmen while Wolverine is sidetracked during the battle and taken to Berlin as a hostage. Wolverine manages to use S.H.I.E.L.D. to find Jubilee, but she is beaten and badly injured. Logan trades his freedom from S.H.I.E.L.D. for Jubilee's safety and well-being. She is carried away in a medical unit by S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives.[51]

Jubilee next resurfaces as Wondra,[52] the second in command of one of the incarnations of the New Warriors. She uses technologically based super-strength (supplied by what appears to be a variation of The Wizard's "Wonder Gauntlets") capable of lifting a locomotive engine over her head.[53] Recruited as the first member, Jubilee takes a more serious attitude to her role as Wondra and serves alongside former teammates and X-Men Chamber (Decibel), Stacy X (Ripcord), and Sofia Mantega (Renascence). Jubilee distrusts Night Thrasher and uncovers evidence that he is using the team for less than noble reasons, and after a trip to the future, the former mutants leave the team in the hands of ex-members of the Initiative (Slapstick, Justice, Ultra Girl, et al.).[54]

After leaving the New Warriors, she returns to San Francisco and meets with a group of young mutants her age, who tell her about Utopia, the island home for mutants. Jubilee reaffirms her identity as a mutant, despite being depowered, but still declines to join the X-Men on Utopia.[55]

Curse of the Mutants[edit]

Cyclops sends Pixie to check on her, and while the girls are chatting, Jubilee is one of many individuals to be mass infected with a bio-engineered virus by a vampire suicide bomber. Jubilee is taken to the X-Men's headquarters, where they run tests on her, confirming that the virus is slowly but surely transforming her into a vampire, making her less and less able to handle sunlight. Meanwhile, others infected by the virus quickly turn into full vampires and begin enacting the plans of the mysterious "Lord of Vampires".[56]

Later, while talking to Doctor Nemesis, Jubilee reveals that something is calling for her, to which Doctor Nemesis tells her to fight it back. Jubilee eventually tells him that she doesn't want to fight. Much later, while the X-Men gather to discuss the death of Dracula and learn who the new Lord of Vampires is, Dr. Kavita Rao is seen checking on her, only to be attacked.[57]

Jubilee leaves Utopia to go see Xarus, who bites her. It is also revealed that Xarus only wants Jubilee so the X-Men can come to rescue her and fall into a trap, especially Wolverine.[58]

It appears that Jubilee has been successfully transformed into a vampire and temporarily did the same to Wolverine after he came to rescue her.[59] She remains a vampire and was being detained in a holding cell beneath Utopia for observation, Cyclops and Wolverine both rejecting Blade's suggestion that killing her was the only solution.[60]

Touching Darkness[edit]

At Gambit's behest, Wolverine travels to Paris, taking Jubilee with him. There, tensions between Jubilee and X-23 (who is travelling with Gambit) flare up. Meanwhile, Gambit talks to Wolverine about the difference between how he treats Jubilee and X-23, both of whom see him as a father figure.[61] Jubilee soon starts to develop a friendship with X-23 due to their similar circumstances, with the latter helping her deal with her urges to kill, while Jubilee in turn helps Laura learn how to be a normal girl.[62] She is later taken in by a group of vampires called the Forgiven, who have learned to move beyond their need for blood and can move about in the day, as a student.[63]

Marvel NOW![edit]

Jubilee returns to the X-Men with an orphaned baby, who she names Shogo, who was infected with Arkea.[64] During the Battle of the Atom event, Sentinel X (a member of the future X-Men) is revealed to be a now fully grown Shogo and the two spend a bit of quality time together after the death of the future version of Jubilee and the defeat of the Brotherhood.[65] Afterwards, Storm informs her that the adoption papers have gone through and that Jubilee is now legally Shogo's mother.[66]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Jubilee has had a diverse range of powers as a mutant, a depowered human, and later as a vampire.

Former mutant powers[edit]

Jubilee had the mutant power to generate bright bursts of multi-colored energy plasmoids from her hands. She referred to these globules as "fireworks". The globules obeyed her mental control, travelling where she directed them, arranging themselves in balls, streamers, and other shapes, and exploding when she wished. The strength of the energy varied in degrees of power and intensity, and could range from a multitude of colorful sparkles capable of temporarily blinding a person to a powerful detonation capable of smashing objects and destroying property, or a precision burst inside a human brain, simulating the effects of a massive stroke. Jubilee could absorb the fireworks back into her own body without harm.

While training in Generation X, Emma Frost described Jubilee as having the untapped ability to detonate matter at a sub-atomic level, which in theory is the equivalent of a nuclear fusion bomb.[67] Her moral stance on taking a life was observed by Emma during the Phalanx Covenant, when Jubilee explained her fear of killing someone should her powers ever flare up again, as they did during the Acts of Vengeance storyline in Uncanny X-Men (she destroyed Mandarin's mansion in a massive explosion, out of grief after believing that Wolverine had been killed).[68] Emma stated that Jubilee had unlimited potential and was one of the most powerful mutants she had ever encountered. Jubilee's Age of Apocalypse alternate had minimal qualms in regards to using her powers, and made liberal use of her full ability.

In her early appearances, Jubilee also displayed an apparent immunity to telepathy, but this was soon abandoned by writers. She had, on occasion, used this ability to hide herself from telepathic scans and to block mental probes from Sentinels.[69] Whether or not she knew of this ability remains unaddressed.

As Wondra[edit]

Jubilee was among the mutants depowered by M-Day. She fell into a deep depression following the loss of her powers, going through several jobs before joining the New Warriors. During this time, she was known by the alias "Wondra".

Upon joining the post-Civil War New Warriors team, Jubilee gained highly advanced technology from Night Thrasher to replace her mutant abilities, giving her superhuman strength. While the upper limits of this power were not explored, the technology allowed Jubilee to lift the engine of a freight train over her head. Wondra's power suit and gauntlets also enhanced her with limited invulnerability, as well as the ability to fly with hover discs.[70]

Vampire abilities[edit]

Jubilee has since gained the powers of a vampire from her transformation by the bite of Xarus, son of Dracula. Her powers include superhuman strength and speed, and the ability to turn into vapor. It is possible that she can heal much faster than a human. As a vampire, Jubilee now possesses all of the weaknesses of a vampire. She must sustain herself on blood and avoid direct sunlight, garlic, silver, and religious symbols.

Innate traits and abilities[edit]

Jubilee is a talented gymnast and in-line skater. While living on her own, she used her skills to evade capture while stealing to survive, first from the various shops in the mall and later in the X-Men's Australian base. She has also displayed above average hand-to-hand combat skills, having learned street-fighting techniques while in Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall, and being coached further by Wolverine. Her skills are sufficient enough to survive combat with the Hand. She also demonstrated strong leadership abilities, often being placed in a field commander role by Banshee during her closing time with Generation X, and acting as a drill-sergeant figure for the most recent New Warriors team.

In an issue of the Wolverine comic, it was stated that Jubilee suffers from dyscalculia.[71]

Other versions[edit]

Abcissa[edit]

In one alternate timeline, Mojo tried to stop the Big Crunch, the end of time and collapse of all matter which would start a new Big Bang. Jubilee told him to stop, and she would be his slave. Giving her the new name "Abcissa", her powers would be altered to animate and control the many chains that were attached to her body. Abcissa and Mojo kidnapped Jubilee, taking her to the Crunch, so she would become Mojo's slave. Jubilee refused, which nullified Abcissa's existence. Wolverine arrived and defeated Mojo.[volume & issue needed][72]

Age of Apocalypse[edit]

In the Age of Apocalypse, Jubilee is part of Gambit's X-Ternals, a group of rebel thieves. She went with the X-Ternals to the Shi'ar Empire in order to steal a piece of the M'Kraan Crystal. Jubilee also displayed a greater level of control over her power than her Marvel-616 version by detonating the clothing of several Madri enforcers on a molecular level. In addition, she uses the full extent of her powers by destroying a Shi'ar ship single-handedly.[73] Her fate in the tenth anniversary issue of the Age of Apocalypse is not revealed.

Amalgam Comics[edit]

In this alternate universe, where part of the Marvel multiverse is fused with part of the DC multiverse, Jubilee is combined with Robin to become Sparrow, the sidekick of Dark Claw (Wolverine + Batman).[74]

Days of Future Past[edit]

In Days of Future Past, Jubilee is one of the last X-Men alive and among the few mutants who are not prisoners in a concentration camp. She lives with her lover Synch in the ruins of Hollywood.[75]

DC vs. Marvel[edit]

In the Marvel/DC crossover series DC vs. Marvel storyline, Jubilee first met Robin when he suddenly appeared in her room. She starts admiring his costume and eventually develops an attraction to him. The two were later transported to a warehouse and before they begin their fight, Jubilee kissed Robin. While Jubilee had the upper hand, Robin used a sneak attack and won without hitting her. Robin and Jubilee suddenly ended up in Venice, and while they didn't know how they ended up there, neither cared, and soon they started a relationship.[76] With the universe restored and the heroes and villains returned to their respective universe, Jubilee became upset that she would no longer see Robin again. However, she was later briefly reunited with him in the follow-up Age of Amalgam Marvel/DC crossover series.

MC2[edit]

In MC2, Jubilee is the leader of a team of mutant heroes called the X-People.[77] She was also part of A-Next, a future generation of Avengers.[78] However, Jubilee preferred to act on her own and only reluctantly cooperates with other heroes. She apparently still retains a reserve status with the Avengers, and has joined them on several occasions. She can sporadically be seen in the Spider-Girl series and related miniseries.[volume & issue needed]

Mutant X[edit]

In Mutant X, Jubilee is the leader of the villain team the Marauders, consisting of Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, and Husk, although she has trouble keeping her team under control. After the Marauders fought with Bloodstorm, Jubilee was severely hurt.[79]

Team X[edit]

Team X was a brief one-shot featuring Bishop and Deathbird. It featured a green-bodysuit Jubilee (code-named Vertigo) from about fifteen years into the future. Vertigo was a part of a resistance movement against Shi'ar Majestrix Alanna, the maniacal daughter of Lilandra Neramani and Professor X. This version of Jubilee possesses several light-based powers including making light knives, firing photon beams, and turning invisible.[volume & issue needed]

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

Jubilee is a member of Alpha Flight, first appearing in Ultimate X-Men #94. The team overpowers the X-Men during their game of baseball against the Academy of Tomorrow and kidnaps Northstar, claiming that he belongs with them. Her powers and appearance seem not to differ greatly from her Earth-616 counterpart, as well as her laid back personality during and after the battle. She is a fan of Dazzler. She is such a fan that she planned to get Dazzler's autograph and wore one of her band's shirts when they attacked, much to the annoyance of her team, especially Snowbird.[80]

Secret Wars[edit]

During the Secret Wars crossover event, Jubilee appeared as a member of the Runaways, and is a high school student at the Victor von Doom Institute for Gifted Youths. She is the leader of a gang-type group called The Night Witches along with Delphyne Gorgon and Pixie. It is unknown whether she is a vampire or not.[81]

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

Jubilee starred in the X-Men animated series.
  • In the 1992 X-Men animated television series, Jubilee was voiced by Alyson Court. Jubilee was a main character, where she had the role Kitty Pryde had in the original comics, in her being the younger sister character. Her background story was also adapted to being similar to Kitty's, with Cyclops retrieving her from her foster parents' home, rather than her fending for herself and being homeless like in the comics. She appeared in almost all of the episodes throughout the many seasons it aired. She was close to many X-Men, including Gambit, as he helped to save her from the Sentinels in the pilot episode, "Night of the Sentinels". She also had a very close relationship with Wolverine, who was still shown to dote on her in his own gruff way; in one episode, Logan was shown teaching Jubilee how to drive. In the final episodes of the series, her appearance was redesigned without explanation to her Generation X look.[82]
  • She also guest starred in Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s, appearing in the fourth and fifth episodes of the second season, along with the rest of the X-Men.
  • In the 1996 television film Generation X, the character was portrayed by Caucasian actress Heather McComb. Jubilee had several power scenes and was one of the main characters.
  • In the 2001 X-Men: Evolution animated television series, she appeared infrequently as one of the New Mutants, and was voiced by Chiara Zanni. As a nod to the original character, this incarnation of Jubilee always wore a yellow jacket when out of uniform. Her role was minimal in this series, not participating in any actual fighting in the show, and lacking any connection with Wolverine like she had in other incarnations of her character. She was written out of the show at the start of the third season, along with Wolfsbane. She appears one final time in the series finale, in Xavier's glimpse into the future, revealing that she does return to the team. Unlike her other depictions, this version of Jubilee was not an orphan. Also, it was implied that she has feelings for Iceman.
  • Jubilee is mentioned in the Toei anime series Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers.

Films[edit]

Lana Condor as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
  • Jubilee has cameo appearances in three X-Men films, portrayed by Katrina Florece in X-Men and by Kea Wong in X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand. In the first film, Jubilee appears only as an extra in Professor Xavier's and Storm's classrooms. However, she is identified by name in a deleted scene, in which she talks to Kitty Pryde and Rogue. In X2, Jubilee appears in a deleted version of the museum scene which gives a brief introduction to her powers as blue electricity crackles around her fingers. Jubilee is among the six kidnapped young mutants that Storm and Nightcrawler rescue. She can be heard calling Storm's name and is shown running to safety with the X-Men and can be seen in the X-Jet. She also appears in the final classroom scene and briefly talks to Professor Xavier. She appears within the first ten minutes of X-Men: The Last Stand, and can be seen sitting in the classroom.
  • In the novelization of X2, Jubilee has a more substantial role than in the film. During the raid on the mansion by General William Stryker and his troops, Jubilee absorbs the electricity from a taser and blasts an enemy troop through a wall before being shot with tranquilizer darts. She is also a mentor to the other captured mutant kids, rallying their morale and telling them that the X-Men will come to their rescue.
  • Concept art of X-Men: Days of Future Past reveals Jubilee was considered to be featured in the film. The concept art was based on actress Jamie Chung's likeness.[83]
  • Lana Condor portrayed Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse. Although much of Condor's scenes were cut due to time constraints, she still appears as Jubilee in a more noticeable role than previous X-Men films. In the theatrical version, Jubilee first appears in one of Xavier's classes, and is the first student to raise their hand when asked a question. Later, Jubilee is shown walking with Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler, guiding him through the mansion after he arrives from Berlin. She introduces him to Scott Summers / Cyclops and Jean Grey, before Scott suggests that they show Kurt some fun by going to a mall. After watching Return of the Jedi at the mall, Jubilee says that The Empire Strikes Back is still her favorite Star Wars film, as it is the most dynamic and complex. As the four friends return to the mansion, they arrive to find it destroyed by an explosion brought on by the arrival of Apocalypse and his Horsemen. While Scott, Jean, and Kurt run off to find Havok, Jubilee joins Moira, Hank, Quicksilver, Mystique, and the surviving students. She and the others are then knocked unconscious by Stryker, so that he can apprehend the adult mutants and Moira. As Jubilee wakes, she sees Stryker's helicopter fly away with her friends on board. After the X-Men defeat Apocalypse, Jubilee stands with Kurt and some of the other students, watching as Jean and Magneto use their powers to rebuild the mansion.
    • Several of Jubilee's scenes were cut from the theatrical release of the film, and will be shown on the DVD release. Included is an extended version of Jubilee, Scott, Jean, and Kurt's trip to the mall, where Jubilee uses her powers. Other deleted scenes involving Jubilee at the mansion may be shown on the DVD. According to director Bryan Singer, the scenes may have a toggle option to allow them to be viewed with the rest of the film as an extended edition.[84] Condor also appears as her character in a fake TV commercial for the Xavier school.[85]

Video games[edit]

Jubilee (Bratpack)[edit]

An earlier character named Jubilee first appeared in Longshot #4 (1985). This character was a Caucasian female with strawberry blond hair, created by writer Ann Nocenti and artist Art Adams. She is first introduced as a young girl named Darla and she and her friends, a gang called the Bratpack, meet Longshot when he first escapes to Earth. She develops a childhood crush on him. They are later captured by Spiral and given powers by Mojo in New Mutants Annual #2 as part of a new team of captured and artificially-aged fighters also called the Bratpack. Darla was given the ability to produce pyrotechnic displays or fireworks, and was called Jubilee because, as she stated: "Every day was a celebration". Under the influence of the similarly brainwashed Psylocke's psychic powers, Darla and her teammates were then sent to stop the New Mutants from rescuing the X-Men, who had been regressed in age and turned into the X-Babies. Everyone is freed and returned to normal when Cypher frees Psylocke from Mojo's control.

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References[edit]

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  30. ^ Generation X #20 (October 1996)
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  36. ^ Generation X #25 (March 1997)
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  42. ^ Generation X #75 (June 2001)
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  51. ^ Wolverine: Origins #10 (March 2007)
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  53. ^ New Warriors (vol. 4) #2 (September 2007)
  54. ^ New Warriors (vol. 4) #20 (March 2009)
  55. ^ X-Men: Nation X #2 (January 2010)
  56. ^ X-Men (vol. 3) #1 (September 2010)
  57. ^ Wolverine & Jubilee #1 (March 2011)
  58. ^ X-Men (vol. 3) #2 (October 2010)
  59. ^ X-Men (vol. 3) #3
  60. ^ X-Men (vol. 3) #6 (February 2011)
  61. ^ X-23 (vol. 3) #10 (July 2011)
  62. ^ X-23 (vol. 3) #11 (August 2011)
  63. ^ X-Men (vol. 3) #27 (June 2012)
  64. ^ X-Men (vol. 4) #1 (July 2013)
  65. ^ Battle of the Atom (September–October 2013)
  66. ^ X-Men (vol. 4) #7 (January 2014)
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  73. ^ Gambit and the X-Ternals #1 (March 1995)
  74. ^ Legends of the Dark Claw #1 (April 1996)
  75. ^ X-Men: Days of Future Past: Wolverine
  76. ^ DC vs. Marvel #1–3 (April–May 1996)
  77. ^ J2 #1 (October 1998)
  78. ^ A-Next (vol. 1) #1 (October 1998)
  79. ^ Mutant X (vol. 1) #26–27 (December 2000–January 2001)
  80. ^ Ultimate X-Men #94–95 (July–August 2008)
  81. ^ Runaways (vol. 4) #1–4 (August–November 2015)
  82. ^ X-Men Episode 71: "The Fifth Horseman", Episode 76: "Graduation Day"
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  85. ^ Marnell, Blair (May 20, 2016). "Jubilee Stars in a Hilariously '80s Commercial for Xavier's School". Nerdist Industries. 20th Century Fox. Retrieved June 5, 2016. 

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