- "There's something different in all of us, and nothing, not a spell, big gloves, nothing, can change that or take it away. We're all still mutants."
Jubilation Lee was born and raised in Beverly Hills, California on May 11, 1997 to two prosperous Chinese immigrants, Jin and Sara Lee. She attended an exclusive Beverly Hills school where she was believed to have the potential to participate in the Olympic Games. Jin, mysteriously lost most of the money invested in his company (Jin's company was a subsidiary of Sun's father). That same weekend her parents left to visit Sara's father, Woo Palik, in China, to discuss Jin's apparent failing business. During the flight, there was turbulence and the plane crashed, presumably killing her parents and orphaning Jubilee.
Jubilee was sent to an orphanage, but she ran away and hid in a Hollywood shopping mall, stealing food to survive. She first discovered her mutant power to generate blinding and explosive energy "fireworks" while running away from mall security. The stress of running away from the security guards caused Jubilee to emit a large light energy blast while in a back alley. This completely disoriented the men and allowed the frightened young girl to escape. Upon learning about her mutant ability to create fireworks, she realized she could earn money by using her powers to entertain customers in the mall.
Joining the X-Men
- "Wow, this might not be so bad after all."
Personality and traits
- "Restaurant? You'll be lucky if he takes you to a Taco Bell, Anna."
- ―Jubilation Lee
Powers and Abilities
Energy Plasmoids: Jubilee possessed the mutant ability to generate what she called her "fireworks:" energy globules that varied in degrees of power and intensity. The globules obeyed her mental control, traveling where she directed them, arranging themselves in balls, streamers, and other shapes, and exploding when she wishes. These combinations can result in anything from a multitude of colorful sparkles capable of temporarily blinding a person to a fairly powerful detonation, capable of smashing tree trunks or metal objects. Jubilee could absorb the fireworks back into her own body without harm. According to Emma Frost, she had the potential to detonate matter at a sub-atomic level.
- Psionic Shields: Jubilee's mind possessed a natural defense against telepathic detection or attack. These psionic shields rendered her mind "slippery" and invisible to telepathic beings unless they knew precisely what to mentally scan for.
Jubilee was also skilled in gymnastics and had qualified for the Olympic Games before her parents were murdered. She was also a good hand-to-hand combatant, having received training from Wolverine and later with Generation X.