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Lorna Dane

codename: POLARIS

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Created on 2014-11-07 08:28:38 (#2341250), last updated 2014-11-08 (150 weeks ago)

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Birthdate:Oct 11
Website:x-muses @ dw


NAME: Lorna Dane
CODE NAME: Polaris
OCCUPATION: Adventurer, former U.S. government operative, former graduate student in geophysics, member of the X-Men
BIRTHPLACE: Unrevealed
CURRENT LOCATION: Westchester, New York


HEIGHT: 5'7"
WEIGHT: 115 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Light Green
EYE COLOR: Dark Green


Lorna Dane was orphaned only weeks after her birth when her parents supposedly died in a plane crash. She was adopted by the Danes, a couple who claimed to be her mother's sister and brother-in-law, and did not learn of her adoption or the fate of her birth parents until she was nearly twenty years old. Lorna had been born with green hair, which she always kept dyed brown so that she would not be seen as "different." Lorna’s hair color was the only outward sign of her latent genetic potential for magnetic powers, but certain genetic factors were absent which would have allowed her to exercise those powers.

The illegitimate daughter of the mutant terrorist Magneto, Lorna Dane has been fighting for the peaceful coexistence of mutants and humans most of her life. Gifted with the power to manipulate magnetic fields, Lorna is potentially as powerful as her father, but constantly fights psychotic and manic states brought-on by overuse of her powers. After it was revealed to her that Magneto was not her father, Lorna assisted the teenage mutant heroes known as the X-Men in defeating the villains. Lorna subsequently joined the X-Men, and for a time she was romantically inclined towards her teammate Iceman. Eventually, Lorna fell in love with Alex Summers, the X-Man known as Havok. Neither Lorna nor Alex wished to lead lives as costumed adventurers, and after discovering a mutual interest in geophysics the pair left the team and began doctoral research in the Diablo mountain range.

Lorna and Alex settled in New Mexico, completed their degrees, and occasionally - and reluctantly - aided their former teammates. The pair’s idyllic lifestyle was interrupted when they found themselves hunted by the team of superhuman assassins known as the Marauders. Lorna was possessed by the psionic entity known as Malice, who forced Lorna to attack Alex and the X-Men as the Marauders' leader. Malice later discovered that she and Lorna were permanently bonded due to interference from their individual energy matrices. Eventually, Malice's hold on Lorna weakened and she was able to contact the X-Men for help. However, they arrived too late to save Lorna from being kidnapped by Zaladane, a priestess from the hidden Antarctic jungle known as the Savage Land. Zaladane claimed to be Lorna's sister, and used a device to transfer Lorna's powers to herself, purging her of Malice's presence in the process. Strangely, as a result, Lorna developed alternate powers, including superhuman strength and nigh-invulnerability, and also grew considerably in height and mass.

Lorna headed for the mutant research station on Muir Island off the coast of Scotland. En route, Lorna discovered that she drew her newfound strength from negative energy after the crew of the freighter she was travelling on began acting strangely. Lorna's new powers drew the attention of the psionic being known as the Shadow King, who used Lorna as a gateway to allow him access to Earth from the astral plane. The X-Men defeated the Shadow King and, after Zaladane was killed by Magneto, Lorna's magnetic powers were restored.

Lorna was subsequently recruited into the new government-sponsored X-Factor where she was at long last reunited with Alex. She became a mainstay of the team, and also became the government's secret weapon against a possible attack by Magneto. Malice returned to plague Lorna once more, but she and Alex attempted to absorb her, preventing the other from being possessed. In the end, Malice perished at the hands of her master, the evil geneticist Mister Sinister.

Later, X-Factor was forced by the government to employ the renowned mutant criminals Mystique and Sabretooth, and Alex seemingly went rogue. As a result, Lorna began to question her place on the team, and her fears were eventually justified after Sabretooth broke free and ran amok. Alex eventually revealed his true plan to stop the sinister machinations of the alternate reality counterpart of the X-Men's Beast, and Lorna forgave him for his actions. However, she could no longer trust him and so called off their relationship. Lorna subsequently rejoined X-Factor only to watch as Alex was seemingly killed in an aircraft explosion.

Weeks later, Lorna encountered the X-Man known as Nightcrawler in a church. She confided in him that she was sure Alex was still alive and that she felt as if she were being followed. A group of shape-shifting alien Skrulls, who were working with the ageless mutant despot Apocalypse, had been following her, and they broke into her apartment to retrieve the headgear from Alex’s original costume. Lorna subsequently learned that she was one of the fabled Twelve, destined to usher in a new golden age for mutantkind. Alongside the X-Men, she travelled to Egypt to battle Apocalypse. During the encounter, Magneto, another member of the Twelve, found that he could use Lorna to tap into the Earth's magnetic field with incredible force, effectively hiding his current reduced-power state.

After Apocalypse was defeated, Lorna travelled with Magneto to the island nation of Genosha to keep him empowered in order to help maintain his rule and to learn more about the nature of her powers from him. Ultimately, Magneto launched a full-scale assault on Carrion Cove, the last city opposing his rule, in order to gain access to technology that would restore his full abilities. Lorna attempted to stop him, but was defeated and left the country only to later return covertly to help oppose Magneto's tyrannical rule. Genosha's population was later massacred by the giant mutant-hunting robot Sentinels. Upon investigating, the X-Men found Lorna alive in the ruins, naked and apparently insane. Lorna had been possessed by the ghosts of those who died residing in magnetic fields, and using their memories and her powers she finished building a monument dedicated to Magneto and played his last recorded message to the world.

Lorna returned to the Xavier Institute where she learned that Alex had been discovered alive, albeit comatose. Lorna met Annie Ghazikhanian, the nurse who had cared for Alex in a convalescent home, and callously attacked her. Only Charles Xavier’s intervention prevented Lorna from seriously injuring Annie. Reunited with Alex, Lorna proposed marriage to him, however on the day of their wedding Alex stopped the ceremony and broke off his relationship with her. Incensed, Lorna sought to kill Alex and his new love Annie, but was stopped by Alex's teammate the Juggernaut.

Lorna subsequently sought Xavier's help in discovering the cause of her violent tendencies. Exploring her thoughts, it was revealed that Lorna had learned she was actually Magneto's biological daughter shortly before Genosha had been destroyed. The full repercussions of this revelation have yet to be explored. Accompanied by Alex, Lorna found herself drawn to the being known as Daap but was captured by Apocalypse shortly after encountering it and transformed into his new Horseman Pestilence. She appears to have been given the ability to ingest and synthesize new plagues, controlling the virulence and particular genetic markers. Pestilence was a critical part of Apocalypse's plan, which was to infect all humanity with a deadly disease and only offer a cure to 10% of them, to bring the numbers of humans and mutants back into balance.

When the X-Men crashed Apocalypse's plans, he moved things forward and ordered Pestilence to leave the fight to spread her plague. However, Iceman knocked her out before she could escape. Upon realizing her identity, the X-Men took her into custody after Havok gave her emergency CPR. Polaris was brought back to the Mansion for treatment, where it appears that Beast and Emma Frost were able to clean out all the diseases, and reverse the brainwashing. Lorna left the Mansion to clear her head and figure things out.


Polaris' powers enable her to sense and control magnetism, including manipulating metals which are susceptible to magnetism. Her powers come from celestial technology that reactivated her x-gene as proven by Cerebro. Polaris can generate magnetic energy pulses, create force fields, manipulate the Earth's magnetic field, and allow herself to fly. By concentrating, Polaris can perceive the world around her solely as patterns of magnetic and electrical energy. She can perceive the natural magnetic auras surrounding living beings as well. She has bright green hair, the first indication of her mutation. At first, she dyed her hair brown to hide this, but later she appears with her characteristic green hair.

Briefly in her history, Polaris lost her magnetism power, but gained the ability to absorb negative emotions from the environment and use it as strength, endurance, invulnerability, and the ability to temporarily increase her height and mass.She eventually lost these additional powers and her original magnetic powers returned.

Polaris was among the mutants depowered by Scarlet Witch during the House of M storyline. However, due to Apocalypse's manipulations, Celestial technology restored her x-gene returning her natural magnetic abilities. The limits of her magnetic powers are unknown, she is referred to as one of the biggest threats of the current team by the opposing Shi'ar Imperial Shockers, cybernetic guards.

As the Horseman Pestilence, Lorna had shown the ability to ingest virulent diseases without harm, absorbing their traits, and according to Apocalypse is able to spread a "meta-plague" that will kill anyone who has not been inoculated with the virus' vaccine, the Blood of Apocalypse. She had also been shown to fight off toxins and drugs quicker than normal.

Lorna possesses expertise in geophysics, and has earned a Masters degree in that field.

[ sources: polaris @ marvel and polaris @ wiki ]

I am not Lorna Dane or Polaris. She belongs to the brilliant mind of Stan Lee. She is based on a mix of X-Men comic and movie verse, though due to her extensive and varied comic background, not all of it will be encompassed within this muse. I am not Candice Accola, Lorna's PB, she belongs to herself. Not affiliated with the creators of X-Men or Marvel whatsoever. This journal is for muse purposes only. No profit is being made, no infringement intended.

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