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See, here's the thing. I see the world in a totally different way than you. I see a world in which Hell Lords fought a massive battle for dominance that destroyed everything. And the way it got settled was that an old friend won and took over from them. And somehow, at the end of it, I wound up back in New York. My team scattered God knows where. And no one remembers a damn thing. Literally. A damn thing. And so now I'm reduced to asking for drinks. So how about you give me another...BEFORE I GET PISSED OFF.
~ Polaris.
I often find a terrifying comfort in the possibility of evanescing. I never asked to exist. Or to be like this. This clumsy and fumbling congregation of flaws. I think there's something wrong with me. I can still feel an itch in my head, like Saturnyne's not quite done with me yet... Sometimes I'm able to convince myself that there's no such thing as kindness in this world. No such thing as courage. I tell myself there's only redemption and penitence. There is only reticence and pain. I am -- thankfully -- often wrong on such things.
~ Polaris.

Polaris (real name Lorna Sally Dane) is a fictional comic book character and superheroine appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, in particular the X-Men family of books. She is the daughter of Magneto, and a mutant with the ability of magnetism, and member of the X-Men.

She was created by Arnold Drake, Don Heck, Werner Roth and Jim Steranko, Polaris first appeared in The X-Men #49 in October of 1968.

Background

For most of her publication history, she has been a superheroine, and a member of either the X-Men or one of its sister groups, such as X-Factor, though from 1987 to 1989, she was possessed by a villainous telepathic entity, and functioned as the supervillain Malice.

A mutant and recurring member of the X-Men, Polaris can control magnetism, similar to that of Magneto, whom she long suspected to be her biological father, a revelation confirmed in Uncanny X-Men #431 (November 2003). She has also had a complicated long term relationship her fellow X-Man Havok, to whom she was engaged to for a time. Another aspect of her character is her recurring struggles with mental-health issues, including infrequent but severe bouts of mental distress that cause her act erratically or have problems with her own powers and psyche. Polaris makes her live action debut in the television series The Gifted portrayed by actress Emma Dumont.

Biography

Early Life

Lorna Sally Dane is the daughter of Max Eisenhardt, a mutant better known as "Magneto", whom had an affair with a woman named Suzanna. Though Lorna was born, Suzanna's husband Arnold later learned that she had an affair, and confronted her while flying a plane. Lorna attempted to stop her parents' argument, which caused the manifestation of her mutant powers and destroy the plane, killing Suzanna and Arnold. Lorna survived the plane crash, and Magneto had his associate Mastermind re-write Lorna's memories so she could believe her parents died in a plane crash. She was raised by Arnold's sister and adopted into their family, and didn't learn that they weren't her real parents until she was about twenty.

Joining the X-Men

Lorna was found by the X-Men when they used Cerebro to identity mutants, and her magnetic powers emerged once again when she was controlled by Mesmero. Iceman provided evidence to Lorna that her biological parents died in a plane crash, and she turned against the Magneto android. After the incident, Lorna joined the X-Men and fell in love with her fellow teammate Alex Summers, who is code named "Havok". During her early career with the X-Men, she created the name "Magnetrix", but quickly dropped the name, and Havok would often call her that to annoy her. After battling against Krakoa island, Lorna and Havok left the team to pursue their interest in geophysics.

Appearances

Comics

Lorna appears in thousands of comic books including the following:

  • X-Factor (77 appearances)
  • The Uncanny X-Men (68 appearances)
  • Classic X-Men (15 appearances)
  • X-Men: Blue (17 appearances)

Video Games

  • X-Men: Legends II - Rise of Apocalypse (2005)
  • Marvel Trading Card Game (2007)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)
  • Marvel: War of Heroes (2012)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
  • Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • X-Men: Battle of The Atom (2014)

TV

  • X-Men: The Animated Series (1992, 5 appearances)
  • Wolverine and the X-Men (2008, 6 appearances)
  • The Gifted (2017, 29 apeparances)

Movies

  • X2: X-Men United (2003, mentioned only)

Portrayals

Television

Emma Dumont as Polaris in The Gifted

  • In the X-Men animated series, she was voiced by Terri Hawkes, who also voiced Sailor Moon in the animated Sailor Moon films, Baby Hugs Bear in The Care Bears Movie, and Love-a-Lot Bear in Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!
  • In Wolverine and the X-Men, she was voiced by Liza del Mundo.
  • In The Gifted, she was portrayed by Emma Dumont.

Video Games

Trivia

  • She is an Alpha-level mutant.
  • Polaris' green hair is part of her mutation.

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