Illyana, New Mutants and Hellions StoriesGraphic by Glockgal.
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Corina (Mako) Borsuk
Stephen J. Crosby
M. Keith Davis
Draw Six B.D.
Phil Foster and Me
Duncan Paul Johnson
Lady Lunar Phoenix
T. W. Lewis
Trapped in a hopeless situation, Illyana tries to stay brave.
Left at loose ends after the breakup of Excalibur, Rahne decides to pay a visit to her old New Mutant friends in X-Force.
Fighting S'ym in Limbo, Illyana finds out she doesn't have to fight alone.
In an alternate reality, the Hellfire Club succeeded in recruiting Phoenix, although through peaceful means rather than violent, and every other mutant that they ever wanted to join their ranks. But things go wrong when the mutant sorceress Tai joins Emma Frost as a teacher at her school.
In his journal, Doug Ramsey records both his family's problems with his mother's cancer, and his own problems with the misdiagnosed effects of his emerging mutant power, before coming to Salem Center.
With Xavier vanished, Doug finds himself a student at the Massachusetts Academy after his release from the institution.
Rahne gets exposed to different ways of celebrating the holidays during her first Christmas at Xavier's.
a short Magik fic, with Illyana giving her answer to the title question.
In a quite old but still excellent story, a resurrected Doug Ramsey leads a team of former New Mutants and Hellions living in California and trying to live normal lives while attending college. Then Cable, the mysterious new leader of X-Force decides to recruit the unwilling Cypher -- no matter what it takes, even setting former teammates like Cannonball against him.
So, how did Doug and his friends end up in California, anyway?
A teenaged Illyana realizes her feelings for a close friend, but does this friend feel the same way?
Part of the After Magneto: The Age of Onslaught series of fan-fiction titles, diverging into their own shared universe, these stories take some familiar New Mutants characters and others in a quite different direction than the official version.
In an alternate universe where the Xavier mansion is a gigantic school complex (and where certain characters are younger than they should be), a confused and bewildered Doug Ramsey finds himself trying to prove himself worthy and manly enough for new student Rahne Cassidy. However, as always, school will get in his way, and he has to find ways to get around it.
In an alternate universe where the Xavier mansion is a gigantic school complex (and where certain characters are younger than they should be), Cameron Hodge contemplates his fear of mutants, alongside his role as a business studies and economics teacher at Xavier's.
After being captured, Rahne finds her beliefs sorely tested during a sojourn in Limbo, both by her rescuer Logan and by what she finds there -- including an apparently alive Doug Ramsey.
Illyana changes in Rahne's eyes when she makes a true sacrifice to save Rahne from an embarrassing situation.
It's been a long time coming: Rahne takes revenge on Rob Liefield! This one is just for laughs.
A disturbing visit into the mind of Magik, as she faces her headmaster, Magneto.
In the vein of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", Magik is visited by the Rahne of her past, present, and future.
Years in the future, when Sam and Rahne have been married for seven years, the problems of human-mutant relations have finally been solved, but the problem of Legacy has not, nor the problems of Rahne's birth and childhood, as Moira's illness worsens and Rahne faces Reverend Craig again.
Sharing a friendly moment, Sam and Rahne simultaneously come to a sudden realization...
Doug and Rahne struggle to express their growing feelings for each other.
Doug's power gives him a unique perspective on things -- including Rahne.
The boys' plans for a night out hunting and camping -- and drinking -- collide with the girls' plan for a night camping out under the stars -- and drinking.
The New Mutants have a mini-reunion.
Doug, Rahne and Illyana while away a rainy Sunday afternoon with Kitty and Lockheed.
Rahne is unexpectedly given a chance to revisit -- and revise -- Doug Ramsey's death.
Doug Ramsey appeals his death sentence in hopes of being returned to life like so many other characters.
Even wonder how Doug Ramsey's first time in the Danger Room went?
Doug visits Warlock while Douglock sleeps.
Both Xavier and Emma Frost and her Hellions say goodbye to Doug, each in their own way.
Doug comes back, but he's not the Doug Kitty and the New Mutants knew and remember... or is he?
Doug and Kitty's growing relationship is complicated by the return of a number of familiar faces -- like Cerise and the Starjammers... and Adam-X, the third Summers brother... and the Hellions!
Doug and Kitty's runaway son comes back to Westchester and its multi-generational X-Men, accompanied by Pete Wisdom and Lockheed, his companions during his absence.
In this poem, Illyana is attempting to cast a spell that will change the dark shadows within her to something better.
Doyle thinks he's dead, but finds himself in Limbo instead.
For more on Doyle (of BtVS), visit the author's How Can We Bring Back Doyle? fanfiction site.
While musing on her dual nature instead of her assignment, Illyana dozes off and is offered some insight by the Lord of Dreams.
The former New Mutant and Hellion, Magma, finds herself caught up by events in Genosha.
As of his continuing campaign to wrest control of Limbo from Illyana, S'ym takes advantage of Kitty and the New Mutants playing a ST:NG simulation in the danger room to throw several of them onto the actual Enterprise, while the others end up trapped in Limbo with the Enterprise's away crew.
In a continuity where the DC and Marvel universes have merged, Cannonball and Magik have joined Young Justice, while other former New Mutants and Hellions have taken other paths.
Cannonball and Magik have left Young Justice, and rejoined some of their New Mutant colleagues in a new team.
For information on the DC/Marvel: The Merging fan-fiction universe, visit the DC/Marvel: The Merging.
The last moments of one of Emma's Hellions...
It's been a long time, but Emma's never really gotten over the Hellions' deaths.
The New Mutants go to Russia to investigate reports of a young sorceress there.
In the same series as In the Field, Doug Ramsey and his wife Rahne prepare to send their young daughter off to mutant boarding school.
Ah, the good old days, when Kitty and Illyana (and Lockheed!) were roomies at Xavier's...
Hogwarts gets yet another new Defense against the Dark Arts professor.
The sequel to Fields of Expertise -- or, what happens when Illyana teaches at Hogwarts.
Silliness, immaturity, and Wisdoms ahead. (Sequel to ...and the Darksouled Queen)
Dani Moonstar comes to Illyana for help, but the help ends up coming from an unexpected Hogwarts source.
More Dani and Cedric in the sequel to Raccoon Motivation.
So, how did Dumbledore come to hire Illyana, anyway?
The further adventures of Pete the wereferret in a sorta-sequel to The High Cost of Business.
Doug worries about whether the New Mutants can support themselves successfully after Xavier cuts off the New Mutants without a penny.
Illyana and the X-Men both worry about whether she can control her dark side -- or not.
The New Mutants find themselves forced into living life as characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Rahne has some issues with a common kitchen appliance.
Doug discovers something he is powerless against.
Professor Xavier sends the New Mutants on an extended nature hike, which few of the students enjoy.
Dani finds out that assembling a wardrobe isn't as easy as it is marketed to be.
Some things are not helped by having superpowers or pet demons.
The New Mutants try to take a budget vacation in Europe, but find there might be hidden costs.
Falling through one of Illyana's stepping disks, the New Mutants find themselves in 18th century Sleepy Hollow.
When Doug and Illyana break up with their respective significant others, they need to decide what to do with their lives. Illyana has an innovative idea, but can Doug bear the pressure of being a business man?
Rahne struggles with her printer, and then matters get even worse.
All the New Mutants are taking exams -- even Illyana, in sorcery.
This time, it is a vacation in the Erzgebirge that brings disaster to our friends.
The New Mutants try to explore alternate life skills, with varied success.
The New Mutants visit fairy country -– and get stuck there.
Illyana decides to go into the computer business.
The New Mutants plan the perfect picnic. But even the best of plans can have some loopholes.
Doug has to face a new challenge and all the books won't help him.
Illyana suffers from amnesia and the rest of the New Mutants are equally beset with problems.
Doug makes a shocking discovery while cleaning the house.
Summoned to a nearby hospital where a comatose young girl has awoken and manifested an unusual sword shortly after the young Illyana died, Xavier and the X-Men find a teenage Illyana Rasputin very much alive.
Magnus acknowledges losing one of the students Xavier had entrusted to him.
Sam and Dani rush one of the vicims of a schoolbus bombing to the hospital while Doug and Warlock identify the perpetrator and Illyana, Rahne and Magnus go after him.
Can Illyana betray a helpful stranger -- who just happens to be John Constantine -- to save her best friend, Kitty?
Sam suddenly finds himself regarding Roberto in a whole new way.
Imprisoned in Limbo, Illyana watches an old friend in the real world.
Kitty finds Illyana alive and well in Limbo...
A short story about an alternate reality where Kitty and Illyana must take some risks to save their village.
Sam and Rahne have alway's felt guilty about Doug's death. Now because of Limbo they may get their wish to be forgiven.
A new student at the Massachusetts Academy tries to keep her own mutant powers hidden from Emma Frost and the Hellions.
Ok, it doesn't have Excalibur in it -- but read it anyway. :-) Set in the same continuity as New Mutants: Class Reunion, Sam Guthrie has to deal with a lot of old, unresolved issues after his former headmaster Magneto comes to Westchester as the amnesiac Joseph.
A reunion (set up by Emma Frost) brings Sam Guthrie together with various members of X-Force and Excalibur, and a few other former New Mutants -- including one everyone had considered long-gone.
Illyana keeps losing more and more control of Limbo and her dark side, while Kitty tries to find a way to help her. But it's taking too long to create a permanent solution, and they have to resort to a stop-gap solution... with some help from Doug. But will it all be enough?
The New Mutants decide to relieve their boredom with a prank war.
Rahne and Dani finally have that little talk about Dani joining the MLF undercover and leading their attack on Muir Island.
In an alternate reality, Reverend Craig reflects on his relation with Rahne and her mother after the mob he incited kills Rahne.
In another althernate reality, Reverend Craig's continuous abuse drives Rahne to drastic action.
Just before The Fall Of The Mutants, Doug Ramsay aka Cypher writes Kitty Pryde, convalesing at Muir Island, a letter. In it, he explains why the New Mutants do what they do.
In the early days of the New Mutants, Rahne (Wolfsbane) makes some unexpected friends.
During her days with the New Mutants, Illyana wrestles with her dark side.
Recent events have Kitty Pryde dreaming that Illyana isn't dead, but needs her help.
Did you ever wonder what went through Illyana's mind as she sacrificed her life to close the portal during Inferno. This poem is one possibility.
Demons in Limbo aren't the only ones who hurt Illyana...
Sharing their separate griefs draw Illyana and Roberto together.
After saving him from being shot by the Animator, Illyana and Doug get closer together... or do they?
In the sequel to Shattered Glass, Broken Dreams, Illyana wakes up to find Doug has left her.
Magik's response to a challenge to write a story killing off the author's favorite character(s)...
Illyana takes Doug's death unexpectedly hard...
In another world, Illyana ponders what price she's willing to pay to facilitate her brother's artist lifestyle.
What if, at the end of the Inferno, Illyana had saved the world by trapping her evil and the evil of Limbo inside herself?
What if Illyana had died saving Rahne, instead of Doug?
An alternate world where Illyana's powers are even harder to control, and the least lapse leads to many innocent bystanders ending up in Limbo...
Another alternate world, in which the young Illyana defeated Belasco and won Limbo for her own...
DaCosta's current girlfriend Tabitha finds out that Illyana is back, and wants to see Bobby.
In an alternate continuity, Illyana first has to learn to keep on living with her powers gone, with Roberto's help... then has to adjust to her powers coming back, and the effect that has on their relationship.
X-history since Inferno has been quite different... and some people want to use Illyana to try to change that -- each for their own motives.
Amara finds herself in a fundamental conflict with Xavier's basic philosophy.
Death comes for Illyana.
Illyana decides to stay in Limbo after defeating Belasco.
Illyana returns to the good fight...
A closer look at Cat's life in Limbo, and Illyana's time with Cat...
Illyana struggles to come to a final resolution in both her worlds.
Back at the mansion, Kitty remembers her best friend Illyana.
A poem about Illyana trying to change herself...
A poem about Illyana in some alternate world...
Shadowcat's lost so many people in her life. Ever wonder how she copes with it? Here's one possible answer: she writes poems.
For all of Magik's stories, visit Magik's Fanfiction.
She was always only half alive. How can you kill something already half dead? And what if it never really dies?
The cast of Tenchi Muyo meets the New Mutants.
In the sequel to The Prince and the Sorceress (set between New Mutants 45-46), Tenchi Masaki visits the School for Gifted Youngsters to spend a week with its students. It's not going to be a quiet week...
Starting where Tenchi the New Mutant left off, Magik's stepping disc crisis teleports the New Mutants, their headmaster Magneto, the headmaster's granddaughter Luna, and Psylocke into another time and world, the world of the anime series Trigun.
Set after Mutants in Gunsmoke, the dimensional journey of the New Mutants and their companions take them to yet another universe. This time, it's the Earth of the anime/manga series Dragon Ball Z.
During the classic days of the Hellions rivalry with the New Mutants, Illyana has her own individual feud going with Empath.
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who still misses the Hellions and wants them to have survived Fitzroy's attack, as happens in this story.
Set back during New Mutants #19, Roberto tries to distract himself while Dani Moonstar is being prepped for surgery.
Set during New Mutants #41-43, Dani Moonstar decides to leave her parents' home in Colorado and go back to her friends.
Set during New Mutants #36-43, Roberto daCosta goes back home to Brazil for a visit.
New Mutants, Hellions and others are brought together in completely new combinations of alliances and enemies.
Roberto daCosta shows up on Muir, kidnaps Douglock and takes him to Doug Ramsey's grave, where the X-Men find him unearthing Doug's remains.
In the same continuity as Not Your Leader, Magneto faces off with a number of former New Mutants over punishing a friend's killer.
In the same continuity as Not Your Leader and Your Way, the resurrected Doug Ramsey/Warlock joins X-Force in battling the N'Garai at the Maya ruins in Palenque, a mission which also involves them in some SHIELD internal battles.
Locus transports Roberto back in space and time to the dungeon where the Enchantress held Illyana prisoner in Asgard, where he finds her being tormented by a fellow New Mutant -- a teenaged Gambit.
Some uncomfortable truths are revealed when Illyana asks Roberto to help her rehearse a scene from Macbeth.
Christmas for Roberto's Fallen Angels team, X-Force, and many other denizens of New York...
Roberto and Amara cement their relationship soon after Amara joins the New Mutants.
Some former Hellions and New Mutants join in an attempted changing of the guard in the Hellfire Club's Inner Circle.
Monet has a hard time accepting *all* aspects of her relationship with Manuel.
There's more to the X-universe than just the X-Men, and one of my own personal favorites is the Starjammers. Here, their insectoid doctor Sikorsky has been captured and needs rescue.
Some time after their time in the New Mutants, Roberto and Amara bump into each other in an airport.
Rahne is faced with a hard decision...
Ever wonder what Dani might be doing now?
A new take on the criminally underused Tarot.
An unfinished story set back in the New Mutant days, with Magneto and Illyana trying to find out why Rahne's been acting out wild dreams.
The author has quit comics, and invites anyone who wishes to continue this story.
A shining disk of light drops an unexpected visitor into the lake right in front of Bobby and Rogue.
Awakening in his coffin, Doug finds Warlock's techno-organics have saved him yet again -- but have they really?
Done as part of the Marvel Dark Lore fanfic group, the first Magik series has Kitty and Peter both dreaming that Illyana is calling to them for help.
A Secret Santa is at work among the New Mutants.
The New Mutants accompany Magneto to a party at the Hellfire Club and mingle with the Hellions. Inevitably the two teams wind up at each others throats and fight it out in the Danger Room. However, when the White Queen attempts to control Magik's mind, Illyana inadvertently sends the teams hurtling through time...
Illyana is back... and nothing will ever be the same again.
Doug Ramsey has to cope with the death of Rahne because he did not throw himself in the path of the bullet.
Part of Falstaff's Arleccino Timeline series, a young woman finds some common ground with a sympathetic bartender.
Kitty and Lockheed are sitting outside on Muir, when a time-displaced old friend suddenly shows up.
What if Doug Ramsey hadn't died, and he and the much older Betsy had acted upon their attraction to each other? What kind of a life would they have had together?
Continuing the Twin Stiffe Compasses series begun in Grow Old Along With Me, Betsy and Pete must call in help to rescue Doug and Kitty, but Betsy finds her daughter Caroline as big a help as the new bunch of players while Caroline herself is intrigued by one of the newcomers.
Chronologically the first of the Twin Stiffe Compasses series, this story details the original incident behind Pete Wisdom's extreme dislike of Doug and Betsy's daughter Caroline.
Rahne decides to strike out on her own.
In a slightly different continuity, Xavier brings his New Mutants to visit Muir Island, where Moira has a collection of mutant and human teens of her own.
Doug Ramsey struggles with his attraction to a teammate.
Retelling of New Mutants Special Edition #1 and Uncanny X-Men Annual #9, a familiar story is told from a different perspective in 222 lines of alliterative verse.
Illyana wants to have a normal life despite Belasco.
Rahne feels sorry for David Haller, so she gets permission to have him join the New Mutants for some Halloween fun in Westchester.
The loss of mutant powers affects more than just the X-Men -- and has Empath re-evaluating his life.
This story has two goals: to tell a tale about Rahne Sinclair growing up, and to spin out some ideas about the state that might be of mutants in Europe.
A young Paige is excited and inspired getting a letter from her big brother Sam about his adventures with the other New Mutants.