- You have made a grievous error, Ernest St. Ives. You have taken from me my sister and my friend. And for that I will kill you.
Appearing in "The Importance of Being Deadly"
- Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) (Main story and flashback)
- Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier) (Main story and flashback)
- Deadly Ernest (Ernest St. Ives) (First appearance)
- Smart Alec (Alec Thorne) (First full appearance)
- Delphine Courtney (First appearance)
- Doctor Bosson
- James Hudson (Only in flashback)
- A Nun (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "The Importance of Being Deadly"
Northstar has taken his sister, Jeanne-Marie to a doctor, who can't find any problems with her, but warns him she may develop a third personality. In flashback, it is revealed that the twins had been raised separately and were only recently reunited. In the street, a mugger takes Jeanne-Marie's purse, triggering her transformation to Aurora. The mugger is bailed out by St. Ives. Northstar's dear friend Belmonde takes them to his cafe, which is empty because of St. Ives' harassment. He wants to buy the cafe, and arrives with thugs. He kills Belmonde with a touch and takes Aurora, mistaking her for Danielle.
Appearing in "Origins of Alpha Flight: Let a Child Be Born"
- Hodiak (First appearance)
- Nelvanna (First appearance)
- Turoq the Shaper (First appearance)
- Narya (as an infant)
- Professor Camperton
- Doctor Ruth Efford
Synopsis for "Origins of Alpha Flight: Let a Child Be Born"
Fifteen years ago at an archaeological dig, a metal headband is found. Late that night, Richard Easton dons it and is confronted by the gods (Hodiak, Nelvanna, and Turoq the Shaper). He spends one night with a beautified Nelvanna, only to reappear on earth 9 years later. The experience and loss of time drives him insane. Nelvanna then appears to Michael Twoyoungmen, who helps her give birth to Narya. She is to fight the beasts that threaten the world.
You've been wondering what it is that makes Aurora just a trifle looney! All is revealed in "The Importance of Being Deadly," highlighting Jeanne-Marie and her brother North Star! And it's not what you'd think! Also featuring the continuing "Origins of Alpha Flight" back-up series, this issue, telling the unknown tale of Snowbird!
John Byrne had to misread phonetically the spelling of ‘Raymond.’ Unlike French, the English pronunciation uttering the ‘d,’ [/de/] and Byrne certainly anxious to respect the use of French for his Quebecker characters, he added an ‘e’ at the end of Raymond, feminizing by mistake the first name.
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