Sooraya Qadir was a slave liberated by Wolverine. Subsequently enrolled as a student at the Xavier Institute, she was originally placed in the Special Class. When the class instructor was manipulated into believing he was Magneto, Sooraya joined the X-Men in opposing him. Later, when the student body was organized into squads, Sooraya was placed with the rebellious Hellions. Seemingly out of place with her respect for tradition and strong moral code, Sooraya still did her best to work with her teammates.