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Real Name
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Lorna Sally Dane
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Aliases
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Mistress of Magnetism, Magnetrix, "Magneta"

Identity
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Alignment
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Affiliation
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Relatives
Jakob Lehnsherr (paternal grandfather, deceased);

Edie Lehnsherr (paternal grandmother, deceased);
Erich Lehnsherr (paternal great-uncle, deceased);
Ruth Lehnsherr (paternal aunt, deceased);
Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) (father);
Suzanna (mother, deceased);
Arnold (step-father, deceased);
Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) (paternal half-sister);
Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver) (paternal half-brother);
Vision (brother-in-law)
Thomas Shepherd (Speed) (reincarnated nephew);

William Kaplan (Wiccan) (reincarnated nephew);

Universe
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Base Of Operations
Genosha

Characteristics
Gender
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Eyes
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Hair
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Unusual Features
her green hair marks her as a mutant

Status
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Occupation
Adventurer, Terrorist, geophysics graduate student

Education
Master's Degree in Geophysics

Origin
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Mutant

Place of Birth

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First appearance


History


Early Years

Lorna Dane is a mutant, born of an affair between her mother Suzanna and Magneto. Her mother's husband, Arnold, later learned of this affair and confronted his wife while he was flying her and Lorna on his plane. An argument erupted, upsetting the infant Lorna whose desperation to make her parents stop fighting caused an early manifestation of her immense magnetic abilities, which caused a magnetic pulse that destroyed the plane and killed her parents, as well as giving her hair its iconic green color. Lorna survived the crash and was found by her true father, Magneto, who had been drawn to the location by her magnetic pulse. He took her under his wing and she went to live with him to Genosha. Magneto was very overprotective of his daughter, afraid she would leave him like Pietro and Wanda.


Powers and Abilities

Powers

Lorna is an Alpha-mutant.

Magnetic Field Manipulation: ability to manipulate magnetism. Although she has the potential to exercise all of the powers that Magneto has, as yet she has only used powers involving the manipulation of magnetic, electrical, and gravitational fields. Moreover, she has yet to summon as great an amount of energy as Magneto has. The exact limits on the amount of weight that she can magnetically lift at present have not been measured. Since she has, in the past, preferred not to use her powers in combat situations, and has decades less experience with them, she is not up to par with Magneto's level of experience. As with Magneto, it is unknown whether Polaris's powers are purely psionic or whether they derive from her physically.

The main feat made possible by magnetism is Polaris' ability to lift and manipulate metal. She has shown such fine tuned skills as to nearly liquefy, mend, and reconstruct metallic objects, and has some level of influence on the ferrous metals that reside in everything. She once mended and reconstructed silverware and metallic plates into a metallic suit identical to Magneto's costume.

  • Magnetic Force-Fields: Polaris can protect herself from physical harm, can stretch her fields to protect a large group, and can suspend persons or objects in the air.
  • Magnetic Flight: Polaris can suspend herself in flight by riding the Earth's magnetic field.
  • Electromagnetic Sight: By concentrating, Polaris can perceive the world around herself solely as patterns of magnetic and electrical energy. She can perceive the natural magnetic auras surrounding living beings, as well.
  • Magnetic Pulse: Polaris can focus her magnetic energy into powerful concussive blasts. She can also overload or short-circuit electrical systems. She has been shown destroying Shi'ar warships with single magnetic pulses.
  • Energy Absorption: Polaris has been shown absorbing some forms of energy through her magnetic force fields to temporarily boost her own strengths.
  • Geomagnetic Link: Polaris is tied very closely to Earth's EM Field. As is it effected, so is she. She knows instinctively all that happens to it, and with this link, is granted an odd sort of immortality. Earth lends her strength by it's simple existence. She draws on this strength all unconsciously.
  • Organic Iron Manipulation: Polaris has such control over her powers that she is able to manipulate the natural iron within the blood of living organisms. She was capable of reversing the flow of an entire crowd's blood in order to render them unconscious.
  • Metal/Matter Manipulation:Polaris has a great ability to be able to levitate objects metallic and nonmetallic, with her electromagnetic field she can levitate objects and destroy them in the air, or through a small manipulation of gravity, can also cause non-metallic objects to levitate in the air and manipulate it through electromagnetic energy.
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum Manipulation: Polaris has the ability to manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum and some energies like electricity, electromagnetic and magnetic (the limits of these are unknown). This is totally different from Storm, who can handle (almost) all the energies of the spectrum, but Polaris has great potential for it. Her power is such that she is compared to her father Magneto. Polaris has a connection to the electromagnetic field, allowing her to handle various types of energies such as electric, gamma, x-rays, ultraviolet, visible light, lasers, and more.

Her personal polarity is opposite that of Magneto's.

Abilities

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

Strength level

Polaris possesses the normal human strength of a woman of her age, height, and build who engages in moderate regular exercise. When possessed by Malice, Lorna had superhuman strength with an unknown upper limit.

Weaknesses

Lorna and her other siblings appear to have inherited their father's propensity for mental illness and depression. Lorna has at various times suffered mental breakdowns, episodes of mental illness and severe depression.


Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Capable of flying under her own power, which she tends to do most of the time.
Weapons: None known.


Notes

  • Lorna's green hair is a quirk of her mutation.


Trivia

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