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Marvel Character Affinity: Jubilee

From mall-rat to vampire, it’s time for everyone’s favorite Chinese-America girl from the Valley. She’s known
for her love of rollerblading, gymnastics and has been a member of
the X-Men brand for years. She’s young, fun, bubbly and sassy to boot.
She is the one and only Jubilation Lee. But what is actually good about
Jubilee?

When Jubilation Lee was a little girl,
she was born and raised in Beverly Hills California. When she was
young she was a gymnast, with skills of Olympic proportions. In the
mist of being a success her parents were murdered, thus making her an
orphan. Hating the orphanage and with nowhere to turn she flees to
her second home, the mall. While hiding at the local mall she discovers
that she has the mental talent to create fireworks from her hands.
With her new found talent she hustles by entertaining customers
until the mall’s security tries to shut her down. But alas the mall’s
finest is no match for Jubilee’s sassy ways and the M-Squad is called
to do work.

Jubilee - Generation XAfter being captured, she is eventually rescued by X-Men members
Dazzler, Psylocke, Rogue and Storm who make their exit by leaving
through a portal. Jubilee risks it all and follows them through. Once
on the other side, Jubilee discovers a temporary X-Men base. While
stealing clothes from the X-Men to make he own makeshift uniform see
has a run in with Nanny. The two battle and Jubilee defeats her for
the most part. Soon sneaking outside the caverns of the base Jubilee
discovers Mr. Bad-Ass himself, Wolverine as he is captured by the
Reavers. She frees him and nurses him back to health. Once he’s well
enough. They two escape. Soon they become best friends and make it to
Madripoor and whoop all kinds of ass starting with The Mandarin,
Matsu’o Tsurayaba and The Hand.

   Wolverine shows
Professor X how awesome Jubilee is and how her, ever so powerful
firework skills make people stare in awe. Soon she’s a member of the
elite X-family. When Professor X gets the use of his legs back,
Jubilee takes him rollerblading. FUN! As a member and unofficial side
kick to Wolverine, Jubilee helps kick butt on some classic random
X-baddies all over the globe.

Later on in life
Jubilee joins a new team in Generation X. The team is lead by
Banshee and Emma Frost with team members such as: Husk, Synch, M, Chamber, Skin, Mondo and Penance.
Talk about C-List. One misadventure after another Jubilee attempts to
step up having had experience in the X-Men. Along the way she leans
of the true killer of her parents, Hunter Brawn. When she gets the
chance to finally get revenge, she punks out and lets the authorities
take him in to custody. The one character motivation she has, now ripped away.

Once
Gen–X folds, Jubilee and Skin head to Hollywood to become actors.
Her careers goes nowhere and then gets enlisted into Banshee’s
militaristic X-Corps. While running
around in Paris she slaps
around the Blob and
Mystique. More missions take place and
Jubilee slaps around more C-list Marvel villains until she realizes
it’s time to take a break and stay home in LA with her Aunt Hope, in a mansion. But not even that last forever as Wolverine shows up
for a visit and off to adventure they go.
Then
she thankfully looses her powers after M-Day, but that doesn’t stop her
from kicking butt! Nope she joins the New, New Warrirors and defies
Tony Stark by not registering to fight crime!
In the “Curse of the Mutants” storyline she becomes
infected with the bio-engineered virus by a vampire suicide bomber.
Thought to be lost, she is taken to the X-Mason where her number one
homeboy of all time, Wolverine shows up and she bites him!


As a whole Jubilee is a character that should never have been created. Blame falls on Chris Claremont and
artist Marc Silvestri. A mall-rat? My God…Power wise, she’s a has
one of THE dumbest mutant powers in the whole Marvel U. She has the
power to generate bright bursts of multi-colored energy plasmoids
from her fingertips. Huh? What? She calls them “Fireworks” to
dull the lameness of it all.
In 2004 Marvel finally put Jubilee in
her own book written by the “Walking Dead” master himself Robert
Kirkman. It ran for six issues before Marvel pulled it. But don’t
worry it looks like Wolverine showed up on number six. Then there is
a four-shot called Wolverine and
Jubilee gracing the shelves of your comic shop now. It only takes one of the biggest characters in comics to
help her sell books.


There have be tons of versions of
Jubilation but none high quality. She’s been here, ther and everywhere, but really hasn’t done anything. If she is you’re favorite character,
then I’m sorry. If you think she should just die, then we are friends
forever.
Jubilee Crying

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