- Massachusetts Academy (comics)
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Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics First appearance Uncanny X-Men #151 (Nov 1981) Created by Chris Claremont
In story information Type prep school, headquarters Notable people Emma Frost, Hellions, Generation X Notable locations Snow Valley, Massachusetts
Founded in the 18th century in the Berkshire Mountains of Snow Valley, Massachusetts, the Academy is one of the oldest and most respected college preparatory schools in the United States. Administered by Emma Frost for most of its modern history, the Massachusetts Academy also had a long-standing alliance with the Hellfire Club. In addition to a large student body, the Academy also houses a clandestine school for young mutants. During her time as the Hellfire Club's White Queen, Frost trained a group known as the Hellions; the Hellions would become long-standing rivals with the New Mutants.
After the death of the Hellions, Frost temporarily retired from teaching and withdrew from the Hellfire Club. Reexamining her teaching methods, Frost would align herself with Professor Charles Xavier and the X-Men, and the Massachusetts Academy reopened as the new site of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Together with co-headmaster Sean Cassidy (Banshee), Frost would train a new class of young mutants, Generation X.
After a period of operating as a school exclusively for the training of mutants, the Massachusetts Academy would resume functioning as a broader educational facility.[volume & issue needed]
Faculty and student body
- Emma Frost (White Queen) (Headmistress)
- Sharon Smith (Catseye)
- Manuel de la Rocha (Empath)
- Haroun ibn Sallah al-Rashid (Jetstream)
- James Proudstar (Warpath)
- Jennifer Stavros (Roulette)
- Marie-Ange Colbert (Tarot)
- Angelica Jones (Firestar)
- Joyce Phelps
- Peggy Hastings
- Amara Aquilla (Magma)
- Samuel Guthrie (Cannonball) - joined after Magneto took over as headmaster of the Xavier Institute.
- Illyana Rasputin (Magik) - joined after Magneto took over as headmaster of the Xavier Institute.
- Roberto da Costa (Sunspot) - joined after Magneto took over as headmaster of the Xavier Institute.
- Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) - joined after Magneto took over as headmaster of the Xavier Institute.
- Buford Wilson (Beef) - Killed when he was launched through the window of a penthouse, crashing to the street below
- Fabian Marechal-Julbin (Bevatron) - Drained of all his life energy by Trevor Fitzroy
- Hannah Blake - a human student at the academy before the arrival of the Hellions or Emma Frost, she was murdered and Husk met her ghost which still resided at the Academy.
- Emma Frost (White Queen) (Headmistress)
- Sean Cassidy (Banshee) (Headmaster)
- Adrienne Frost (Headmistress)
- Tom Corsi (Physical Trainer)
- Nancy Cohen (Dance instructor)
- Piotr Rasputin (Colossus) (Guest art teacher)
- Henry McCoy (Beast) (Guest Physics teacher)
- James "Logan" Howlett (Wolverine) (Guest Physical Education Trainer)
- Bumpkin (driver)
- Hick (driver)
- Bruno Stein (Emma Frost's bodyguard)
- Randall Chase (Angelica Jones's bodyguard)
- Jonothon Evan Starsmore (Chamber)
- Paige Guthrie (Husk)
- Jubilation Lee (Jubilee)
- M (Monet St. Croix) - originally a merged Nicole & Claudette St. Croix
- Penance - originally Monet St. Croix, then Nicole & Claudette, later an empty shell.
- Angelo Espinoza (Skin)
- Claudette St. Croix
- Nicole St. Croix
- Everett Thomas (Synch)
- Franklin Richards
- Japeth (Maggott)
- Artie Maddicks
- Tristan Brawn - one of the human students that enrolled at the academy after Adrienne Frost changed it back to being a normal educational institute
In other media
- The Massachusetts Academy is referenced by Wolverine in Wolverine and the X-Men, episode 3, when Emma shows up at the Institute. He describes it as a place that tried to imitate Xavier's, as the students bullied people instead of being taught to control their powers. Emma later closed her school due to the suffering her students endured at the hands of anti-mutant protestors. But she eventually missed teaching and decided to join the X-Men.
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