AVENGERS ACADEMY formed during the Heroic Age, started off as a team of six superpowered teenagers who were previously tortured and experimented on by Norman Osborn. In fear of the kids becoming criminals, the Avengers have taken it upon themselves to train and guide them in the direction of becoming a hero.
Since Fear Itself took place, a student has left and Hank Pym has expanded the class to any young superhuman looking for instruction.
Avengers Academy was originally created by Christos Gage & Mike McKone for Marvel Comics. The comic book series ran from June 2010 to November 2012.
Jeanne: Mr. Maximoff? Pietro: Yes? Jeanne: What are you doing? Pietro: Watching “Downtown Abbey”. My sister enjoys it. I find it tedious. Jeanne: You find everything tedious. Pietro: This is true…You’re welcome to join me, if you like.— Remember this. For some these will be the best years of their lives. Yours will only get better.
Avengers Academy #39 by Christos Gage & Tom Grummett
Jeanne: LEAVE HIM ALONE! Scott: What—? Jeanne: He learned everything you taught him! Tried to be exactly what you wanted! Magneto: Pietro? Do you know this…person? Pietro: Don’t…DON’T YOU TOUCH HER! You poison everything you touch! Wanda! Me! I won’t let your corrupt her too!
Jeanne: On my mark, go! Pietro: Finesse. Join your classmates. Jeanne: Someone has to activate the self-destruct manually! it was meant— Pietro: For Jocasta, who’d project her consciousness into another body in the second it takes for the mansion to blow up. But she’s not here. So I’ll do it. Jeanne: I…after what I’ve done to you, I can’t let you die for me. Pietro:Die? Perish the thought. One second is an eternity for me. Now be a good girl…mind your teacher. —Now!
Erik: Pietro. Pietro: Father. Erik: You’re…well, I trust? Pietro: I’m not insane at the moment, if that’s what you’re implying. Erik: I only meant— Pietro: And you? How are your plans to destroy the X-Men from within proceeding?
Hank: Juston…I’m not the kind of man who says empty words just to make people feel better. So when I tell you this, I mean it. You didn’t lose a machine today. You lost your best friend. And I will never forgive myself for failing to stop it. Pietro: Oh, spare me. I’m getting nauseated just listening to you all. Really, I had to do this for the sake of my own sanity. Juston: I-is that…? Pietro: Your sentinel’s central processing unit? Yes. Once I saw Emma levitating it, I switched it with a unit from one of our training robots. They’re quite similar. All faster than her eye could see, of course. And our defenses prevented her sensing my mind…remarkably, given the splitting headache your whining has given me. Juston: You…you’re a mutant. You must hate sentinels. And you still… Pietro: The heart wants what the heart wants, yours wants the sentinel…and mine wants quiet. Juston: I don’t know how to thank you. Any of you. Pietro: I do. keep your excessive displays of emotion to yourself—Ah. Oh, very well. I suppose I can stay a few moments longer.
Avengers Academy #33 by Christos Gage & Tim Green II
Jeanne: If you’re such a great teacher, why are you kids so damaged? You tried to destroy him, but he won’t give up! He’s a better teacher than you ever were! Magneto: Perhaps he is, to inspire such loyalty. Perhaps I underestimate him. Pietro: Always.