The first generation of mutants known as the X-Men -- Cyclops, Angel, Beast, Iceman, and Marvel Girl -- were gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier, a brilliant scientist who is secretly a mutant himself. Headquartered at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, the teenaged X-Men test their emerging powers in the Danger Room. Their mission: Use their powers to fulfill Xavier's dream of a world where man and mutant can coexist. Led in battle telepathically by Professor X, the mutants seek to protect a world that fears and hates them from the forces of evil. The X-Men have quickly become a team that can count on one another when danger strikes. As much a family as a team, the X-Men plan to be together for a long time to come!
The first of the X-Men, Scott "Slim" Summers was dubbed Cyclops by Professor X because of his incredibly powerful optic blasts. Training himself and his teammates relentlessly, Cyclops is always trying to prove himself worth of the faith that Professor X put in him when he chose Cyclops to be the X-Men's deputy leader. Though his fellow X-Men may feel that he is distant at times, they are always ready to follow Cyclops into battle against the forces of evil that threaten mankind!
The youngest of the X-Men, Bobby Drake's mutant cold powers earned him the codename Iceman. Though he feels more at home in a snowball fight than in the Danger Room, Iceman's lighthearted nature has never stopped the snowbound mutant from being a valued member of the X-Men. Iceman can always be counted on to cool things down in the heat of battle.
Hank McCoy, was born with a genius-level IQ, but it is for his super-strength and inhuman agility that he is known as the bounding Beast! Though his exaggerated hands and feet give him a less than human appearance, McCoy's incredible intellect far surpasses those of his fellow classmates at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. Despite the fact the he is known for his eloquence, Beast would be at a loss for words if asked which thrilled him more -- science or saving the world.
The high-flying winged X-Man codenamed Angel is actually Warren Worthington III, wealthy heir to an industrial fortune. Gifted with mutant wings that let him soar thousands of feet in the air at unbelievable speeds, Angel dedicated himself to fighting evil even before he joined the X-Men. Though he sometimes still hides behind the facade of a rich playboy, his true nature is revealed whenever he uses his powers to fight for Professor Xavier's dream of peaceful coexistence between man and mutant.
Jean Grey, the mutant codenamed Marvel Girl, was the last to join Professor X's uncanny team of young mutants, the X-Men. Gifted with the incredible power of telekinesis, Jean spends long hours training herself in the use of her powers. She is dedicated to Professor X's dream, as well as her teammates -- perhaps even moreso where Scott Summers is concerned!