The Timeline Guy
I only read it months ago and I've already forgotten the details. But basically, Kitty was leading the mutant nation in the US desert, and Jean Grey was leading the floating mutant nation in the South Pacific. Jean Grey went all control freak and tried to absorb the Utopia mutant nation, but Kitty resisted. A war between the two mutant nations erupted, and Kitty and the Utopia mutants destroyed Jean's floating city.I'm not reading this so please catch me up. Why aren't they happy with her?
Kitty stepped down as leader sometime during all that mess.
Simple street gang or not, it seems like a shallow and simplistic (and out of character since Kitty's been leading since Ultimatum) for Kitty not to be using the more diplomatic and impressive (and more cerebral) talents she's gained instead of being a supporting character on a Junior Ultimates team.But i doubt the "Serpent Skulls" are a simple street gang. They might also need to restore order after Cataclysm.
Kitty's development and character growth is one of the few good aspects of the Ultimate line post-Fallout. It seems like a major step back to relegate her as a fighter on the new Ultimates.