Jubilee was introduced into the mainstream when the very first X-Men Animated series premiered with a storyline following her induction into the team. But her introduction into the Marvel Universe actually came much earlier and her story covers a lot of what has gone on with the X-Men of late. Here’s what you should know about Jubilee:
Jubilee first appeared in Uncanny X-Men in 1989 and was created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri.
At the time of her introduction, she was the youngest member of the X-Men.
Jubilee is a Chinese-American born and raised (somewhat) in Beverly Hills California.
Her parents were murdered when she was young pushing her to an orphanage.
Jubilee escaped from the orphanage and lived in the Beverly Hills Mall where she was discovered by the M-Squad. She was then rescued from their clutches by the X-Men.
Jubilee is currently powerless after the House of M storyline, but her previous power allowed her to create “fireworks” from her fingertips.
She is officially inducted into the X-Men by Wolverine and plays a kind of side-kick to him for a while.
Being the youngest member of the X-Men, Jubilee always felt like an outsider, until she became part of Generation X, a team created and led by Emma Frost.
She eventually left Generation X after seeking revenge on her parents’ killer and landed back in Hollywood to pursue an acting career.
Jubilee’s acting career was cut short when she was invited to join the X-Corps, a team assembled by Banshee.
X-Corps was attacked and crucified on the front lawn of the mansion by the Church of Humanity which prompted Jubilee to take a leave of absence.
After M-Day Jubilee decides to run a half-way house for de-powered mutants when she is re-discovered by Wolverine.
She is again attacked and saved by Wolverine and SHIELD, but is severely injured.
Jubilee’s latest resurfacing occurs as part of the New Warriors, but her names has since changed to Wondra. Wondra’s powers are technology-based.
Jubilee is in all three X-Men films, but plays very small rolls in all of them. She was played by Katrina Florece and Kea Wong.
So there you have it; the brief, yet intricate story of Jubilee. It can get a bit harry trying to figure out who has powers and who doesn’t after M-Day in the Marvel Universe, but picking up a later issue of Jubilee helps explain a bit. Jubilee isn’t a hugely prominent character, but she plays an important role in the overall story arc of the ever-changing X-Men.