The name Alpha Squadron is a reference to Northstar's original team, the Canadian superhero group Alpha Flight. The team was circumstantially disbanded after the events of Decimation and the subsequent deaths of the depowered members of the team at the hands of William Stryker. The team was previously mentored by Northstar, who was eventually replaced by Karma. The idea of trainsquads where alltogether left behind after M-Day, in witch many of the teammembers of Alpha Squadron either lost their powers or where killed in the attacks on the school.
The team was originally comprised of :