Jumbo Carnation; Angel [Angel Salvadore]; Stepford Cuckoos [Celeste; Esme; Irma; Phoebe; Sophie]; Quentin Quire; Tattoo; Slick; Glob Herman; White Queen [Emma Frost]; Cyclops; Beast; Professor X
Mutant fashion designer Jumbo Carnation is attacked by a gang and dies. His apparent murder causes dissension at Xavier's school, particularly among a group of students led by Quentin Quire, an Omega-level telepath.
Xorn's Special Class camping trip is interrupted by John Sublime's U-Men who want mutant organs to transplant into humans. Quentin's Omega Gang continues to disrupt life at the school, and Emma and Scott grow closer.
Wolverine; Cyclops; Professor X; White Queen [Emma Frost]; Beast; Xorn; Omega Gang [Quentin Quire; Redneck; Tattoo; Glob Herman; Radian]; Stepford Cuckoos [Celeste; Esme; Irma; Phoebe; Sophie (dies)]; Beak; Ernst; Dummy; Martha Johansson
The Omega Gang temporarily renders Xavier powerless then takes over the school, driving the other students out. The Cuckoos try to turn the tide using Cerebra, but their attempt ends with Sophie's death.
Professor X; Cyclops; Beast; Xorn; Wolverine; White Queen [Emma Frost]; Stepford Cuckoos [Celeste; Esme; Irma; Phoebe]; Omega Gang [Quentin Quire; Glob Herman; Radian; Tattoo; Redneck]; Angel [Angel Salvadore]; Beak; Basilisk; Ernst; Martha Johansson; Jean Grey; Sooraya Qadir [later known as Dust]
Xavier regains control of the school but announces that he is resigning as headmaster. Disillusioned by Emma's leadership, the Cuckoos also decide to leave, but first they tell Jean that Emma has been pursuing Scott in her absence.