Mutant Rights Activist
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Beverly Hills, California|
|Base of Operations|
Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
Mutation resulting in an ability to create and mentally control globules of plasma energy which can be used either as dazzling fireworks or explosives of devastating force.
Fair hand-to-hand combatant with exceptional acrobatic skills.
X-Men Vol. 2
|Uncanny X-Men #244 (May, 1989)|
|Chris Claremont & Marc Silvestri|
The American daughter of Chinese immigrants, Jubilation Lee lived a privileged Beverly Hills lifestyle. Misfortune ensued when Lee's parents lost their fortune and soon lost their lives - resulting in Lee becoming a ward of the state.
Fearing that she would be sent to live with relatives in China, Lee escaped from Juvenile Hall and took refuge in a Hollywood mall. Constantly avoiding mall security Lee lived as a petty thief. Not until she was cornered by security did her mutant powers manifest under stress. Escaping once again, security contracted the novice mutant hunters known as the M Squad.
After the events known as Inferno the female members of the X-Men were coincidentally taking some time for themselves with a shopping trip to the mall Lee were was residing. After they defeated the M Squad the X-Men members returned to their Australian base via a teleportation portal - Lee sneaking through without notice.
Lee continued her life as an outsider and sneak thief while hiding in a cave nearby the X-Men's secret Australian hideaway. Only after the Reavers attacked and crucified Wolverine did she make her presence known. Rescuing Wolverine she accompanying him on many of his subsequent adventures eventually becoming a full member of the X-Men as the fireworks generating Jubilee.