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Early Life and the X-Men

Lorna Dane was an early member of the X-Men alongside her boyfriend, Iceman. Together, they fought to defend both humanity and mutantkind. When Lorna nearly died during a mission, the pair decided to leave the X-Men and live normal lives. As the mutant crisis became ever more acute, Lorna began to feel that they had a duty to use their powers to help their people.[1]


Lorna was approached by Forge, the leader of X-Factor, a team of mutant heroes organized by the government to fight for mutantkind. Knowing of her experience as an X-Man, Forge attempted to recruit her. Lorna accepted the offer, but believed that Bobby would never go along with the idea if he were to know. She faked her disappearance, and left to join X-Factor. There, she met Havok, a fellow mutant who shared her ideals of fighting of betterment of mutantkind. The two quickly fell in love.[1]

Worried that Lorna had been kidnapped, Bobby found X-Factor's training facility and attempted to "rescue" her. He inadvertently brought the X-Men into the conflict, resulting in a brawl between them and X-Factor. Lorna appeared to diffuse the conflict, confessing to Bobby that she had faked her disappearance, and that she was in love with Havok. A dejected Bobby left, and X-Factor and the X-Men made peace. [1]

Later, she aided Beast, Magneto, Forge, Warlock and Amelia Voght in fighting the extraterrestrial Phalanx Empire.[2]

Secret Wars

When the Multiverse was destroyed in the last incursion between Earth-616 and Earth-1610, Doctor Doom, with Beyonder's powers, recreated it in the form of Battleworld. Earth-92131 was recreated in the Westchester domain, ruled by Baron Kelly.[3]

The Shadow King realized that in comparison to those other domains, Westchester was a fragile paradise, and set out to ensure its survival by any means. Using the cloned body of Professor X, the Shadow King became Cassandra Nova, and used his new identity to become a politician and establish the Bureau of Super-Powers.[4]

At the Clear Mountain, Cassandra Nova used a form of psychotherapy called the "Mind Field" to brainwash those mutants who arrived to the institute and force them to live in harmony, Polaris was one of those mutants.[5]



Seemingly those of the Lorna Dane of Earth-616.


Seemingly those of the Lorna Dane of Earth-616.


  • Polaris appeared in the X-Men animated series episode "Cold Comfort". She was later featured in the second part of the episode "Phalanx Covenant".
  • Developed for television by Larry Houston and Frank Squillace.

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