Jubilation Lee
Zhang Ziyi

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  • Birthday: July 4, 1998
  • Position: Self appointed vigilante protector of Chinatown
  • Fame: None, unless you count that time I jumped from that roof to that one over there
  • Family: Mr. and Mrs. Lee (Deceased)

Mott Street NYC, July 4, 1998. A national holiday is under way. A cause for celebration and an excuse for the residents of Chinatown to celebrate by way of fireworks: A cultural past-time, and at the very least an excuse to sell them in mass quantities to the wayfaring tourist. This day, however, held an altogether different and very special new meaning to Mr. and Mrs. Lee, the husband and wife owners of a corner laundry, for it was the day that they welcomed their one and only child, the pride of their family, into the world. Having been born amidst the joy and celebration going within and without the hospital, they named the little girl Jubilation.

The Lee family wasn't wealthy by any stretch of the imagination but theirs was a comfortable existence. Little Jubilation was always pushed to do better and achieve greater things than previous generations. All parents want better for their children and the Lees were no different. She had an affinity for gymnastics and her parents encouraged the extracurricular activity with zeal. She was 3 when she was enrolled in Tiny Tot Tumbling and by the time she reached grade 2, she was already aspiring toward Olympic greatness. Her specialty was the balance beam though she enjoyed participating in every event during meets. It was a difficult road, balancing gymnastics, study, and the extra homework that her parents insisted that she complete. It didn’t leave the little girl much time to socialize with others of her age outside from school and her gymnastic classes, but all of the other girls she knew were pushed toward greatness the same way she was, so she was quite happy.

Jubilation was 10 when she and her parents had made plans to attend her first Youth Olympic tryout. Though the girl was too young to compete, they had exhibition events for her age, mostly for prospective Olympians to get noticed by top level coaches. Since the discovery of mutant-kind, the Olympic counsel had started demanding DNA tests for prospective athletes as a part of their standard drug screening. In short, if you were positive for a banned substance, or had mutant DNA, you could not compete. The Lees never thought they had anything to worry about, so they had their daughter tested as part of the standard procedure. They were wrong. It was a week before the games, the test had come back positive and even though their daughter had not shown any signs of abnormality of any kind, she was, according to the law, to be registered as a mutant.

So at age 10, Jubilation’s dream had been crushed and she was on a government list, she could possibly even end up being a danger to herself and all around her. The days that followed should have been the bleakest of her existence, but her parents wouldn’t allow her to give up so easily. They were convinced that there were alternatives for their daughter. Her life didn’t have to change, not that much. They bore the blame of her difference on their own shoulders, shielding their daughter from any self loathing. The only question was, when would their daughter mutate and what would she be?

For three and a half years the Lees watched their daughter, waiting for some sort of sign. Regular visits were made to the ancestral shrine in the little garden at the back of their house, praying for guidance and wisdom from the wooden tablets consecrated there. Every week, Jubilation and her parents made the trip to the local registration office and kept them apprised of the lack of development. At which time Jubilations father pleaded their case, that maybe the DNA test was wrong, that they had made a mistake. Multiple blood samples were taken, each coming to the same conclusion; Jubilation Lee carried the X-gene. Perhaps it was the fact that Jubilation didn’t experience an emotional high or low that her mutation didn’t make itself known. Being a teenage girl, she was just thankful that she wasn’t sprouting a tail or scales.

It was just after her 14th birthday that the first of the Sentinels were released into the city. They were only there to protect good people from evil mutants; that’s what people were told. The Lees thought nothing of it until Mott Street was practically torn apart in one Sentinel’s rampage to capture a teenage girl. It was during that chase her ‘power’ was exposed. It was rumored around the neighborhood that the girl the giant robots had been chasing let off an explosion of blinding fireworks from her hands. Unfortunately, the Lees would never be able to confirm it with Jubilation because the girl was caught and brought to Rykers.

Visitation wasn’t allowed to mutants, the response to Mr. and Mrs. Lee’s calls and their frequent visits to the local mutant registration office would only result in the same answer. Jubilation was being detained indefinitely for acts that endangered humankind. Try as they might, they could not send word to their daughter to keep her hopes up and that they would find a way to bring her back home. On Jubilation’s part, she was put into a solitary cell in one of the maximum security wings and forbidden to use her mutant powers under threat of extreme pain and possible death. At first the girl was nothing but compliant, at least in that regard.

For 2 years the young girl spent all of her time in her cell reading, performing simple calisthenics and practicing her gymnastics with the limited resources given to her. It didn’t need to be said that such exercises weren’t smiled upon by the powers that be, for a physically fit mutant could pose a much bigger problem than a physically fit human. Only when she was certain that she wouldn’t be caught, she practiced letting off tiny plasma bursts from her hands. Usually this was during the late nights or when the guards were off dealing with one of the more troublesome inmates. She had an unwavering faith that this is what her parents would have wanted her to do.

Early into her third year of imprisonment, the Brotherhood’s Sentinels broke into Rykers, granting freedom to all of the prisoners inside. Though many of the mutants stayed within the walls preferring that place to the world outside; Jubilation’s only thoughts were of home. So for the first time since her capture, she ventured outside of the walls and made her way back to Mott Street to find her parents.

Things had changed so much since she was put into Rykers, Jubilation barely recognized the neighborhood that she grew up in. Manhattan was torn apart and what was left could only be described as post apocalyptic. There were a few souls that she recognized from before her detention, unfortunately, most were too afraid of the mutant menace to give Jubilation much information toward finding her parents. The laundry was burned to the ground, their home had been destroyed, and her father and mother were nowhere to be found. It was after months of questioning everyone that she remembered that she finally got the answers she needed, not the ones she was seeking. Her parents had perished a year before during yet another Sentinel raid of the neighborhood. They were at home eating dinner when the fist of the robot came down on their roof and the resulting collapse of the home killed them both.

It was a blow almost too great for the young girl to bear. Emotionally distraught, she returned to the only home she had ever known and tried to salvage something of her happier days. In the year that the demolished home had been abandoned most of the items of interested had been looted or were so weather beaten that she had to spend days looking through the wreckage to find something small as a keepsake. It was in the ruins of their garden that she found a single silver medallion peeking out of the mud, one of the ornaments reserved for decorating their ancestral shrine. It wasn’t much, but she didn’t care, it was something of her past that she could cling to, something to remind her of her parents.

Mott Street NYC, July 4, 2015. A national holiday should be under way. A cause for celebration and an excuse for the residents of Chinatown to celebrate by way of fireworks: A cultural past-time, and at the very least an excuse to sell them in mass quantities to the wayfaring tourist. This day, however, held an altogether different and very special new meaning to Jubilation Lee, the daughter of the husband and wife owners of what used to be a corner laundry. It was the her birthday and the day that she said goodbye to her deceased parents with a grand display of her own fireworks. Coming back to the tragedy that was once her happy home, the girl renamed herself to Jubilee.

Present Day:
It’s been six months since Jubilee finally said goodbye to her parents, during that time she has considered returning to Rykers but the place holds too many horrible memories for her to try to set foot on the Sentinel guarded bridge. Life has not been easy, but with the help of a few of her parents’ old friends that she was able to find in other parts of the city, she has managed to survive. Most of her time is spent in basements and back alleys of her old neighborhood, hiding from the police and Sentinels. Through it all, she has managed, however unlikely, to recapture some of her youthful optimism. She is convinced that somewhere there is hope for humans and mutants to live peaceably.


Jubilee has the mutant power of ignition. She is able to generate bright bursts of multicolored amorphous energy plasmoids from her fingertips which she generally refers to as “fireworks.” These globules move and explode according to the girl’s will, using a combination of hand motion and mental direction (like leaning right and left when playing a car race game) and can arrange themselves into different shapes, such as balls and streamers. The intensity and strength of the energy varies in degrees and can range from a temporary blinding a person to a detonation powerful enough to smash objects and destroy property. Jubilee is able to absorb the energy back into her body without harming herself and is immune to her own powers. At this time, the girl is only capable of six bursts before she is completely spent and must rest, with time and practice it may be possible in the future for more stamina in this regard.

Shaolin Warrior A small explosion of bright energy that is capable of temporarily blinding someone. It is the same effect as staring at the sun or a bright light bulb for too long. Dark sunglasses or even looking away from the lights are an effective shield to the bright bursts. She has a 25' radius of range.

Crazy Crouching Tiger Alternating bursts of light energy that are capable of pushing a regular sized person back. At this time she is only capable of a single stream in front of her with a range of 3'. Her best hope with this attack is to make her target fall over something behind them as the burst itself isn't powerful enough to push much farther than 5' or cause any harm. It is possible to jump out of the way, but with such a limited range it is difficult to dodge the oncoming stream.

Samurai A large and quite noisy burst of energy that resembles a large firework, capable of breaking through a brick wall. She needs to be able to touch the object she is trying to break with both of her hands for the attack to work. The concentration of energy takes three times the energy of a single burst from either of her other two attacks. This attack does not work on anything living or organic.



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