Generation Hope is a title featuring a group of teenage mutants including the messiah child Hope and a group of teenage mutants known as the 5 Lights. The title is launched in 2010 and is written by Kieron Gillen and pencilled by Salva Espin, Tim Seely and Steven Sanders. With #13, the title was written by James Asmus and pencilled by Ibraim Roberson. The title ended with #17.
Generation Hope is under Cyclops' banner.
For other teams under Team Cyclops and Team Wolverine, check out Regenesis.
Generation Hope features Hope Summers, Transonic, Velocidad, Teon and Zero. The young X-Men Pixie agreed to join the Five Lights to provide teleportation services. Martha Johansson was invited to join by Zero.
Shortly after the return of the messiah child Hope Summers to the present, Cerebra detected 5 new mutants. Cyclops dispatched the X-Men to monitor each of the 5 mutants while Hope and Rogue travel to help these mutants. These new mutants seem to struggle with the onset of their powers and were only stabilized by Hope's touch. So far, Laurie, Gabriel, Idie and Teon seem to be loyal to Hope.
The title sees Rogue, Hope and the team pick up the 5th Light Kenji in Japan. However, Kenji went beserk and attacked New York, fighting Cyclops and Wolverine. With the help of the team, Hope managed to subdue Kenji and bring him in. Hope decided to convert the group into a search-and-rescue team. Cyclops replaced Rogue with Kitty Pryde as the team liaison. The team found the 6th Light in Germany as a baby in his mother's womb who is afraid to be born. The team managed to convince the baby that it is worth it to be born. However, the team was unable to save the 7th Light in Sheffield from committing suicide.
In the events of Schism, Oya was with the X-Men when they appeared at the mutant history museum in San Francisco. They were attacked by the Hellfire Club and Oya was forced to kill Hellfire Club members to prevent further bloodshed. When Wolverine fell out with Cyclops and led mutants away from Utopia, Laurie forced Hope to accept that Oya is better off away from the Five Lights and with Wolverine.
Hope and the rest of the Five Lights are currently under Cyclops' banner in Utopia island. Hope recruited Pixie while Martha Johansson was recruited by Zero. Their first mission following the Schism was to travel to Pakistan to rescue the mind-wiped former villain Sebastian Shaw. When the Lights returned to Utopia, Shaw was attacked and imprisoned by Cyclops. Cyclops showed Hope a dossier of Shaw's past deeds and left it to her to decide if she should let Shaw join her team. With resentment for Hope for how she had been dealing with the Lights boiling, Zero hatched his plot, controlling the inhabitants of Utopia to attack and kill her. Zero's plot was eventually stopped by members of the Lights and Hope destroyed him with the help of Martha Johansson.
Hope (Hope Summers)
Powers: Power Mimic
In a major battle among all sides involved, Cyclops got hold of the baby and gave her to Cable so that he can raise her in the future. Cable raised the baby as they hop through the timeline evading pursue by Bishop. After an encounter with Bishop, Cable took Hope to the safe haven New Liberty where he married a woman named Hope and raised the baby to a child. New Liberty was eventually invaded by an army of humanoid roaches who called themselves the United States Army, upon which Cable escaped with his family. He eventually killed the President. However, Cable's wife was killed shortly after. Cable named the baby Hope after her adoptive mother.
Bishop caught up with Cable and Hope and the pair had to fight through the parasitic Brood and undergo many time jumps to shake off the pursuit. They managed to trap Bishop and return to the present timeline. Her return was noticed, as Bastion sent his forces in an attempt to kill her. The X-Men mobilized to protect her and managed to get her back to their island Utopia. When Bastion arrived at Utopia, Hope manifested her powers for the first time, utilizing a variety of other mutants' powers, including the Phoenix Force, to destroy Bastion.
Shortly after, five new mutants emerged. Cyclops dispatched the X-Men to monitor each of the 5 mutants while Hope and Rogue travel to help these mutants. These new mutants seem to struggle with the onset of their powers and were only stabilized by Hope's touch. Hope became the leader of the Five Lights, which became a search-and-rescue team for new mutants. Hope also became a member of Cyclops' X-Men.
Hope was attacked by teammate Zero, who was unhappy with the way she deals with the Lights. With the help of Martha Johansson, Hope destroyed Zero. The Phoenix Force is currently on its way to take Hope as its host.
|Transonic (Laurie Tromette)|
Powers: Supersonic Flight
Laurie is a studious person who sometimes wonder about her deep loyalty to Hope. Zero recruited her to attack Hope Summers but she backed out in the end, helping Hope defeat Zero.
|Oya (Idie Okonkwo)|
Delta State, Nigeria
Powers: Temperature Transference, manifested as freezing or flame generation
Idie believes that her powers are a curse. She is the youngest of the lights at 14.
Oya left the team to join Wolverine's side.
|Title||Material collected||Publication date|
|Generation Hope: The Future's a Four-Lettered Word||Generation Hope #1-5||Jun-11|
|Generation Hope: Schism||Generation Hope #6-12||Jan-12|
|Generation Hope: The End of a Generation||Generation Hope #13-17||May-12|