The ever-optimistic Maxwell Jordan was among the first intake of students to attend the rebuilt Xavier Institute and was placed on the Corsairs squad mentored by co-headmaster Cyclops. An average student as a result of his unofficial status as "class clown," Quill got busted trying to steal test answers from the headmaster’s office, But he was caught by Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) who then assigned him and his accomplices to be mentored by Gambit, but instead of making them see the error of their way, he taught the boys some real thieving techniques. This has inspired Jordan to become a professional thief, though whether this is just youthful folly has yet to be determined. Quill was one of the few students who had retained his powers during House of M, he continued to stay and learn at the Mansion but the Squad System had been disbanded. During the attack on the Mansion by Reverend William Stryker, quill met his fate and died.
Powers and Abilities
Max grew porcupine quills instead of hair, Which could be fired as high-speed projectiles.
Quill was voted "Class Clown" in the New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook