Quote1 Jean-Paul Beaubier, a child of light with a heart of darkness. Quote2
-- Sinister

Jean-Paul Beaubier and his sister Jeanne-Marie would be drafted into Apocalypse's forces as he took over America. As Northstar and Aurora, the twins would become members of the Elite Mutant Force that policed Apocalypse's domain.

When Christopher Summers, the father of Prelates Cyclops and Havok escaped captivity, Sinister would send the EMF to capture him before he could cause an infestation of the alien Brood. Northstar and Aurora would confront him and be knocked out when Summers would blast an abandoned fuel truck. His Brood persona would almost slay them both when his human persona would reassert itself and he would leave them. He would ultimately be slain by Cyclops[1].

Much later, the Beaubier twins would be dispatched to recapture a group of mutants that escaped from the breeding pens kept by the Dark Beast. Northstar would personally slay the mutant known as Newt[2]. Unknown to all at the time, Cyclops was secretly freeing slaves from the pens, and when Polaris had witnessed him freeing others, he would later break her out to maintain his cover. However he would be confronted by Northstar and Aurora whom he would blast into unconsciousness before they could recognize him[3].

Northstar and his sister would be out of commission until the fall of Apocalypse. With the reconstruction of America, and the formation of the Department of Mutant Affairs, the X-Men would be officially sanctioned to bring in all those who willingly aided Apocalypse on war crime charges[4]. Northstar and Aurora would flee to Canada where they would be tracked down and killed by Weapon X and his daughter Kirika[5].


Northstar's mutant powers include the ability to utilize the atomic motion within his molecules to propel his body through the air at superhuman speeds. Theoretically, Northstar has the potential to travel at speeds approaching that of light itself. He has a strong resistance to physical stress and temperature extremes, allowing him to stay unharmed when he utilizes his speed. He also emits a soft, blue light. It's unknown if AoA Northstar has the same powers/abilities as 616 Northstar.

Durability: As a side effect of partially robbing her molecules of their atomic motion, the binding forces within and between the molecules increase. This enhances the sheer toughness of Northstar's entire body. This effect gives his skin enough durability to withstand the ravages of wind, friction and air turbulence. He is durable enough to collide into normal human being at mach three speeds and not sustain any damage from the impact. He can also fly right through Sentinel armor as if it were nothing.

Flashbang: While in contact with each other, Aurora and her brother Northstar could could combine their mutant abilities to emit bursts of light of a million candles bright.

Reflexes: Northstar has heightened reflexes, however, the full extent of his reflexes in this reality were never shown

Speed: Through an act of concentration, Northstar can channel a portion of the kinetic energy of the atomic motion in his body's molecules in a single direction. This can accelerate his body in a velocity in direct proportion to the amount of kinetic energy he has tapped. He is capable of going 99% the speed of light, but is limited due to the fact that he would sustain great damage to himself and the environment if he reached that sort of speed. Northstar can safely go Mach 10 without causing any damage. He can also accelerate parts of his body, such as punching a target a hundred times in a less than a second (a feat that has hurt the Hulk).

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