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Official Name
New Mutants
Team Aliases
Young X-Men, New X-Men, Free Mutants


Team Identity



Base Of Operations
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York

Team Leader(s)

Former Members

Place of Formation
Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York


First appearance



Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men, became increasingly worried after seeing what the Hellfire Club were doing: opening a school for teenage mutants, training them to be evil.

His friend and colleague, Moira MacTaggert finally convinced him to create a group of young mutants after receiving accepting Icarus, Cannonball's brother.

Extremely concerned by his sister's actions, Sam Guthrie asked Professor X to lead the new team. After evaluating the situation, Xavier told the young man that he could lead the team from the Mansion, and not in the field, as he would be needed in the X-Men. Cannonball was not convinced by this decision, but his brother, Jay, told him they would be alright. The School Staff started working towards this goal, handpicking their finest students to join the team. After gathering ten students, Cannonball officially green-lit the team, naming them the New Mutants.

Days of Future Past

As the mutants were becoming extinct, the original New Mutants were killed. However, Blink, Sunspot and Warpath continued with the team. When recruiting Rictor and Shatterstar, the latter came up with the name Free Mutants, since New Mutants sounded odd during times of extinction. However, this team was wiped off of existence.

Original Team

Additional Members

Free Mutants


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: X-Men Blackbird
Weapons: None known.


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