Real name: Jubilation Lee

Other aliases: None

Identity: Secret

Occupation: (current) Student, adventurer, (former) Street performer

Legal status: Citizen of the United States with no known criminal record, still a minor

Place of birth: Beverly Hills, California

Marital status: Single

Knwn relatives: Dr. and Mrs. Lee (parents, deceased)

Base of operations: (current) Professor X avier's School for Gifted Youngsters, The Massachusetts Academy, Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts, (former) Beverly Hills, California; Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall; Hollywood Mall, Hollywood, California; Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York State

Group affiliation: (current) Generation X, (former) X-Men

First appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #244

Height: 5'5"

Weight: 105 lbs.

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Black

Strength Level:

Jubilee possesses the normal human strength of a girl of her age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise.

Known Superhuman Powers:
Jubilee is a mutant with the superhuman ability to generate what she calls her "fireworks:" energy globules that vary in degrees of power and intensity. The globules obey her mental control, traveling where she directs them, arranging themselves in balls, streamers, and other shapes, and exploding when she wishes. These combinations may result in anything from a multitude of colorful sparkles capable of temporarily blinding a person to a fairly powerful detonation, capable of smashing tree trunks or metal objects. She can absorb these "fireworks" back into her own body without harm to herself.

"Jubilee" Lee was born and raised in Beverly Hills as the daughter of two prosperous Chinese immigrants, Dr. and Mrs. Lee. She attended an exclusive Beverly Hills school where she became an extremely talented gymnast. One weekend her parents lost their money in the stock market. That same weekend two hit men mistook Dr. and Mrs. Lee for their neighbors, also named the Lees, and killed them.

Updated from Generation X Annual 99 (from Dazzler): It was Hunter Brawn, Triston's grandfather and the guy who kidnapped Sean a couple of issues before who was responsible for Jubilee's parent's dying. Also it says that Jubes' father wasn't a doctor but the president of a bank that Hunter was laudering money through. When Jubes' dad found out about it he was going to turn Hunter into the cops, hence the hit on the Lee's llives.

Orphaned and impoverished, with nowhere to live, Jubilee was sent to the Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall. There she learned how to defend herself and became rebellious towards authority. The Juvenile Hall authorities arranged to send her to another orphanage. Fearing that she might eventually be sent to live with her only living relatives, who were in Communist China, Jubilee ran away to the Hollywood Mall.

At first she survived as a petty thief, stealing whatever she needed. But one day, trapped by mall security police in a dead end, in her fear and panic she unwittingly activated her superhuman powers for the first time. Globules of energy, which she would later call "fireworks," shot from her hands, exploding in front of the police, enabling her to make her escape. From then on Jubilee led a lonely life, her outwardly cynical attitude hiding her deeper fear that she could not trust anyone. She earned a living by creating "fireworks" displays for the mall customers with her newly emerged abilities.

Then one day, mall security, having failed to capture her yet again, contacted the novice mutant hunters known as the M Squad. Luckily, several female members of the X-Men--Dazzler, Psylocke, Rogue, and Storm--happened to be shopping at the Hollywood Mall that day. They foiled the M Squad's attempt to capture Jubilee (see Dazzler, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, X-Men). Fascinated by these women, Jubilee followed them until they exited via a teleportation portal provided by the mutant aborigine Gateway back to the small town in the Australian outback, where the X-Men were then based (see Gateway). Before the portal closed, however, Jubilee jumped in.

She emerged in front of Gateway moments after the female X-Men had left the scene. Gateway verbally welcomed Jubilee, although he had never spoken to any of the X-Men, led her to a tunnel, and pushed her down into it. She landed in the vast underground cavern that stored the bounty of the Reavers, the criminal cyborgs who had previously been the town's sole residents.

Jubilee created a living space for herself within the cavern. Although part of her wanted to connect with the X-Men, she did not trust anyone yet, mutant or otherwise. So she kept her presence a secret, watching the X-Men from her hiding place. She became a scrounger, taking food and clothing from the X-Men while they were busy elsewhere.

She finally emerged from hiding after most of the X-Men had abandoned their Australian base and the returning Reavers had captured and crucified the X-Man Wolverine (see Wolverine). After Wolverine succeeded in freeing himself, she helped him escape to safety.

Over the following months Jubilee accompanied Wolverine in his travels through Asia. He became like a second father to her.

Jubilee finally met Professor Charles Xavier, the founder of the X-Men, when they were both captured by the alien Warskrulls (see Professor X). Subsequently, when the X-Men reunited under Xavier's leadership, she became a full member of the team. She continued to accompany Wolverine frequently on his solo missions.

After the X-Men defeated the techno-organic Phalanx race, Xavier decided to found a new school where the various teenage mutants whom the Phalanx had captured would be trained in the uses of their superhuman powers. Hence, Husk, M, Skin, and Synch became members of a new mutant team, Generation X (see Generation X). Xavier assigned Jubilee to join this new team as well, since she was in their age group. She was not happy, seeing her reassignment as a demotion.

However, Jubilee quickly became the team player in Generation X that she had been with the X-Men. Despite her characteristically cynical remarks, Jubilee came to love and trust the members of her new team as if they were her new family.

During O:ZT, Jubilee was captured and tortured by Bastion for information on the X-Men. With the help of Daria, one of Bastion's "minions", Jubilee managed to escape her prison, and was found by Wolverine.

The Massachussets School recently closed, and Jubilee left for Los Angelos with Angelo to make her own life. She wanted to be an actress, and starred in several cheap Asian flicks. She eventually realized acting was not for her, and was last seen in Germany with Paige and Monet, working with Banshee as part of the X-Corps.

After infiltration by the shapeshifting mutant terrorist Mystique and manipulation by the mutant villains working within the team, X-Corps was disbanded and its members went their separate ways. Some chose to work elsewhere within Charles Xavier's worldwide organization, but it appears that Jubilee went back to living in Los Angeles with Skin.

Recently, the fanatical Church of Humanity anti-mutant group captured several mutants that were currently or had formerly been associated with the X-Men, crucifying them and placing them on the front lawn of the Xavier Institute during the early hours of the morning. Among the victims were the mutants Magma, Jesse Bedlam, Skin, and Jubilee.

Using their medical technology and transfusions from the healing-factor blood of Archgangel (who has recently undergone the secondary mutation phenomena), Magma and Jubilee were saved. The others, however, were not as lucky. Jubilee mourns the loss of her friend Skin, and it appears that she is once again living and working alongside the X-Men, where she belongs. 



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