After being married for several years, pilot Arnold discovers that his daughter Lorna isn't his daughter at all. While flying a plane with his wife and Lorna, at that time 3 years old, Arnold confronts his wife Suzanna about her affair. Hearing her parents argue, little Lorna gets upset and starts crying and screaming for her parents to stop arguing. Her mutant powers kick in and she unintentionally rips the plane apart in mid-flight. Lorna survived the crash, her parents had not. Drawn to the crash site by the magnetic pulse Lorna had unleashed, Magneto found Lorna and ordered Mastermind to rewrite Lorna's memories via illusions.
The use of her powers turned Lorna's hair from brown to green. She kept it dyed so she wouldn't seem different from others and be ostracized. It seemed that there was a genetic defect in Lorna that prevented her latent mutant abilities from manifesting. When a villain named Mesmero used his so called psyche-generator, which allowed him to command all mutants in North America with latent powers. Lorna was one of these latent mutants and she was forced to travel to San Francisco to unite with Mesmero.
Polaris was created by Arnold Drake, Werner Roth, Jim Steranko and Don Heck and first appeared in The X-Men #49 (1968).
Major Story Arcs
Meeting the X-Men
Lorna meets Bobby Drake while out in San Francisco when he ices the ground under her, making her trip over it. Bobby was able to convince Lorna to come with him to his apartment. When Lorna finally meets the X-Men, they all discover that she is actually a mutant with latent powers. Mesmero would come and kidnap her, bringing her to his headquarters. He put her in a “genetic stimulator” that activated her latent mutant abilities. The X-Men would try and save her and Magneto was revealed to be the the mastermind behind the whole thing. He also reveals that he is the father of Lorna. This caused Lorna to hesitate when an opportunity to kill him presented itself. However, Iceman would be able to convince Lorna that Magneto is not really her father when he brings up evidence that her parents died in a plane crash. Lorna then defeated Magneto, who would later be revealed as an android. Lorna would join the X-Men and would pick up the code name Magnetrix, however she did not like it and decided to get rid of it.
Captured by the Sentinels
Lorna was captured by Sentinels when she moved to Manhattan, and she was so shocked that she didn't have a chance to use her powers. In the Sentinel's base, she met Havok, the younger brother of Cyclops, and the two got along pretty well. Unfortunately, Larry Trask, who was controlling the Sentinels, used this to his advantage and threatened Lorna to get Havok to do what he wanted. After the X-Men saved Havok and Lorna, she decided to join the X-Men since she was sick of being a victim and sitting on the sidelines. Also, she was growing attracted to Havok. This strongly annoyed Iceman, since he had introduced Lorna to the X-Men and felt he had the rights to pursue a relationship with Lorna first. Since Alex and Lorna didn't have full control over their powers yet, they were often given easier missions or left out completely.
When the senior X-Men had trouble in the Savage Land, Professor X sent Havok and Lorna to help them. During their introduction to Ka-Zar, Lorna realized that she didn't have a codename, and came up with "Magnetrix". However, she didn't really like it so stopped using it after a very short while. After the adventure in the Savage Land, the X-Men encountered a group who called themselves the Promise, who waited for the final confrontation between humans and mutants and only stepped out of their cryogenic chambers once every 10 years. During one point when they stepped out, they took control of Lorna and Havok, since they hadn't been X-Men for as long of the rest of the team. Under the control of the Promise, Lorna first used her abilities to fly. Luckily, Havok and Lorna were freed by a member of the Promise who didn't agree with the leader, and prevented the leader from putting Havok and Lorna in a cryogenic chamber.
A bit later, Havok quit the X-Men after a fight with Iceman over Lorna, and didn't return. Professor X sent Lorna to go find him, and ask him to come back. Whilst in the south-western deserts, Lorna was mistaken by the Hulk for his former lover, Jarella, due to her green hair. The Hulk grew confused and angry, and was ready to attack Lorna when Havok appeared and managed to use his powers at a skill level he hadn't had before. Havok realized that he had a good chance at being a hero, so decided to rejoin the X-Men. On the way back home, Lorna and Havok were captured by the Secret Empire. The X-Men did not go to find out why Lorna and Havok hadn't returned, assuming that they wanted to be alone together and not rejoin the X-Men. After some time, they realized that there must be something wrong and managed to find and save Lorna and Havok with help from Captain America.
The first time Lorna was able to display parts of her fullest potential, it was when the X-Men were kidnapped on Krakoa and a new team was sent to rescue them. She was able to disrupt the Earth’s magnetic forces and throw Krakoa into space. Iceman would eventually develop a crush on Lorna, however Lorna did not have the same feelings for Iceman. She ended up falling in love with Alex Summers (Havok). The two of them decided to leave the X-Men because they did not like risking their lives. They decided to pursue their love for geophysics and moved to the Diablo mountain range in California.
Lorna would soon be under the mind control of a Shi'ar agent named Davan Shakari who worked for D’Ken when he was emperor of the Shi’ar Galaxy. Shakari is the one who dubbed Lorna “Polaris” and first gave her her purple costume which was a big departure from her original flowing green one (which she now wears a variation of again). Shakari would next kidnap Alex and put him under mind control also. They used them to turn on the X-Men and try to assassinate Professor X. The two of them would battle the X-Men at Kennedy International Airport. Lorna would soon be defeated by Storm and Professor Xavier was be able to free them from Shakari’s control.
A "Normal" Life
Lorna and Alex would remain as civilians for a long time, but they would also assisting the X-Men on occasion. Lorna and Alex lived happily as civilians in the New Mexico desert and also were able to complete their degrees. Later, while Havok was rejoining the X-Men (unknown to Lorna) the Marauders hunted Lorna at her desert home and during the heat of the battle Lorna became possessed by the psionic being, Malice. Malice’s powers were able to blend with Lorna’s perfectly and together they became a powerful (albeit inseparable) being. Malice would use Lorna’s body to lead the Marauders for years. Finally when Mr. Sinister was killed, Malice’s powers started to weaken and along with the hold on Lorna. Lorna was able to call the X-Men for help but they were arrived too late.
Before the X-Men arrived to help her she was abducted by Savage Land soldiers and mutates who were led by Zaladane, a priestess in the Savage Land who claims to be Lorna’s sister. When the X-Men finally arrived and Zaladane gained an army in the Savage Lands to fight with them. Afterwards Zaladane confirms to Lorna that she is her sister and would use a machine to take away Lorna’s magnetic mutant powers and make them her own. This power transfer would also rid Lorna of the remainder of Malice's psychic presence.
The X-Men continued to try and save Lorna and this was when her secondary mutation activated. She grew in height, became invulnerable, and gained super strength. They defeated Zaladane and Lorna would shrink back to normal and was finally free. She went to Muir Island in seek of Moira MacTaggert to help explain her mutation. On her way there her 2nd mutant powers activated again and she grew big. She also discovered that he mutant powers amplify negative emotions to others around her. Moira MacTaggert would examine her but was clueless.
Muir Island and the Shadow King
Lorna remained on Muir Island after this, working with Moira's "Muir Island X-Men". Later it would be revealed that Lorna gained her strength and size from absorbing the negative emotions of those around her. The Shadow King would discover this and set Lorna up as his nexus between the astral plane and real world. This caused the whole world to grow angry and violent. Eventually during the Muir Island Saga the X-Factor and X-Men would save her from Shadow King’s control using a stab to the head from Psylocke's psychic knife. Right around this time, Zaladane was killed by Magneto in the Savage Land, returning all of Lorna’s powers.
Lorna received an offer to join the government team, X-Factor, by Valerie Cooper. With this she was able to reunite with Alex. The two of them would become co - leaders of X-Factor. Their relationship however would be shaky the whole time because Lorna began to grow stronger and more confident. They would break up and get back together several times.
With Lorna becoming so strong, she became the Government’s “secret weapon” against a possible attack from Magneto. Malice would return to try and possess Lorna again but this time Alex would be there and try to absorb half of Malice with Lorna.
This causes Malice to not be able to control someone, eventually Malice was killed by Mr. Sinister. When Mystique and Sabretooth were allowed to join X-Factor, Lorna disliked the idea of having these terrorists on the team but the government did not listen. However, this would turn out to be a fatal mistake when Sabretooth almost killed the entire team himself. Later she would witness Alex (apparently) getting killed in an explosion.
Later Lorna would meet Nightcrawler at a church and told him that she felt someone was following her and that Alex was alive somewhere. It would be revealed that some Skrull working for Apocalypse was following her in order to steal Alex’s costume. Lorna would join the X-Men to battle Apocalypse in Egypt. Lorna would meet Magneto and he discovers that he could use her to disrupt the magnetic forces of Earth. During the battle against Apocalypse, Lorna was able to assist Magneto and hide the fact that his powers had been reduced. The two then went to the island nation of Genosha.
Genosha was a nation that enslaved mutants, and Magneto took it upon himself to overthrow the government with Lorna's help. She agreed because she liked the training Magneto gave her in return for her help. She began to gain more knowledge in accessing her full potential. When Magneto decided to use Lorna's powers to wipe out the last city that was not under his control she decided to try to stop him from using technology to restore his damaged x-gene, but was defeated by him. Lorna left only to return later to help the Genoshan people. The island of Genosha was then attacked by the mutant hunting robots known as Sentinels. Lorna was one of the few survivors but left scarred because was not able to stop the robot and sat there witnessing the murder of millions of mutants. When Magneto recorded the thoughts of the entire population's final moments as digital signals in a black box, Lorna became "possessed" by the "ghosts" of Genosha. She then constructed a monument in honor of Magneto. The X-Men would go to Genosha to aid anyone that survived, upon their arrival they discover Lorna walking around naked and weak.
After Alex was found in a coma, Lorna returned to the X-Men. Her attitude had changed, becoming more dark and violent. This all had to do with the traumatic events she witnessed in Genosha, being one of the only survivors after the Sentinel attack by Cassandra Nova. Even her impending marriage to Alex failed to change her behavior. She uncharacteristically killed some mutant-killing soldiers. This resulted in Alex breaking up with Lorna right before their wedding for the X-Men’s personal nurse Annie Ghazikhanian. Traumatized and humiliated, the unstable Polaris went berserk and commenced to go on a rampage that nearly resulted in her killing Alex. Juggernaut stopped Lorna by knocking her out. Professor Xavier helped Lorna through psychic therapy.
Through the course of the Professor's therapy, it was revealed that Lorna had learned that she was the biological daughter of Magneto during her time in Genosha. Her uncharacteristic behavior was also discovered to be a reaction to witnessing the genocide on Genosha. After the session, Lorna promised to stop her violent rampage and return to the X-Men. Iceman later admitted to Polaris that he still had feelings for her and after some mild flirtation, the two began a relationship. The relationship was not to last, however, since Lorna's other relationships (namely with Havok) were still unresolved. Havok has confessed to still loving her after Annie had left him, however, Polaris pushed him away.
After the events of "M-Day," in which the majority of mutants lost their powers, Lorna also lost her mutant gene and her magnetic powers. Lorna attempted to hide her loss from her fellow teammates fearing she would be kicked off the team. She was confronted by Valerie Cooper who knew Lorna had lost her powers, but Lorna would claim that it was a psychological problem that was preventing her from accessing them. When she was nearly killed because she could not access her powers, Lorna finally admitted that she lost them. She ended up leaving with Alex watching over her. During her journey, Lorna was kidnapped by an alien named Doop who crashed on Earth, who was also a creature that Lorna saw in space on an earlier mission.
Lorna soon was kidnapped by Apocalypse and transformed into one of his Horsemen of Apocalypse known as Pestilence. Lorna had the ability to ingest and create new plagues. Apocalypse also used his advanced technology to give Lorna back a magnetic power similar to the powers she lost on M-Day. While under his influence and brainwashed, Lorna infiltrated the World Health Organization and took the viruses there to create a meta-plague. Apocalypse had planned to infect all of humanity so that he could offer a cure to only 10% of the population.
They would battle the X-Men and New Avengers when they finally discover Pestilence was actually Lorna. Lorna would be able to resist Apocalypse and would later recover in the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. Gambit and Sunfire would return to the X-Mansion and try to recover Lorna, but they battled the X-Men and failed. Lorna would leave the mansion that night to search for Apocalypse in Egypt and would eventually be rescued by Havok and the X-Men. It is unknown why Apocalypse gave Lorna back her magnetic abilities, as they weren't a part of his plans before being thwarted by the X-Men.
Recently the X-Men learned that the "all-new all-different X-Men" that were recruited and sent to Krakoa were not Xavier's first rescue attempt. Only one of the members of the original rescue team, Vulcan, had survived. Lorna has rejoined the X-Men and accompanying Professor Xavier and his team of Uncanny X-Men to find and stop Vulcan after Vulcan set off into space for Shi'ar space with the intention of single-handedly bringing down the Shi'ar empire. On rout to the center of the Shi'ar empire Lorna and Havok have been rekindling some of their relationship. Lorna has also been working on learning how to control her new magnetic powers that mimic her old powers using technology.
Polaris seems to have gotten in touch with her powers and she began to wield them like her old ones she could control the energies of the others on board their ship when Vulcan crushed the star gates to prevent them form fallowing him. During a huge fight with Vulcan and the royal guard she managed to display her former power level by stopping even the almost unstoppable Gladiator for a moment. When Vulcan began to beat Havok it was Polaris who stopped him by attacking his bloodstream she fought him to the point where he was near death and spitting out blood plus his powers weakened. She would have killed him if Deathbird hadn't attack her letting Havok fight Vulcan again on a fair level and he too almost killed Vulcan and left him even weaker.
This however didn't stop Vulcan from killing his father Corsair with a powerful blast of energy and the fight began to rage out of control so Lilandra sent half the team home against their will and Vulcan left with Deathbird to heal form his wounds. Polaris along with Marvel Girl, Havok, and Korvus stayed with the remaining Starjammers to fight Vulcan and restore Lilandra to the throne. During this time, Lorna acted both as Alex's lover and second-in-command of the team. While their early efforts at destabilizing Vulcan's rule were highly successful, partially due to the hatred of his own subjects towards him, the rebellion was forced to ally with the tyrant when a merciless alien force calling themselves the "Scy'ar Tal" assaulted the Shi'ar world of Feather's Edge. Claiming vengeance for a Shi'ar attack that had killed many of their people centuries ago, the Scy'ar Tal destroyed the planet using a massive super weapon called Finality, before declaring their intention to recapture their former home planet, the World, home of the M'Kraan Crystal. While the two sides allied with each other and successfully defeated the menace, Polaris and the rest of the Starjammers were eventually betrayed and captured by Vulcan's forces. As the insane mutant solidifies his grip on power, Polaris and the Starjammers are now his prisoners, cut off from the X-Men and any hope of rescue.
Polaris is held under constant sedation while imprisoned, due to the Shi'ar's inability to deal with her powers. With the help of Lilandra, Lorna and the other prisoners are eventually freed. She and the Starjammers escape to Kree-space, where Lorna discovers that her sister-in-law and good friend, Crystal, is being wed to Ronan the Accuser, a move meant to solidify ties between the Inhumans and the Kree. When the wedding is disrupted by the invading Shi'ar, and Lilandra captured, Lorna participates in a rescue attempt which concludes with them freeing Lilandra and bringing the powerful Gladiator to their side.
As the war between Kree and Shi'ar escalates, Polaris and the Starjammers participate in an attempted political coup by Lilandra on the throne world of Chandrilar. She is a horrified witness when Lilandra is killed in the ensuing chaos. While in battle during the War of Kings, Korvus and Rachel Summers lose their connection with the Phoenix Force along with all others host of it. Briefly after this the Starjammers head back for Earth after Rogue, Gambit and Magneto come to their aid.
Return to X-Factor
Following her return from space and the X-Men events Schism and Regenesis, Rachel, Alex and Lorna sided with Wolverine. Wolverine then takes Lorna and Alex to rejoin their former team X-Factor. She soon found her home at X-Factor Investigations. She came to help as a result of Wolverine´s sugestions that she could help the team to reestablish itself after the death of Multiple Man. She and Havok came to lead and to keep the team together. It was during this time she learned of the true reason behind the death of her parents, causing her to once again become severely unstable. Lorna's sanity was restored when Banshee chose to end her own life as a mortal and underwent apotheosis, becoming the new Morrigan, Goddess of War and Death. X-Factor further changed after her longtime partner Havok chose to leave to join the Avengers. After a long conversation about their relationship, they ultimately parted as good friends.
Lorna was approached by CEO of Serval Industries, Harrison Snow, and was asked to lead a new corporate team of mutants to help people. Lorna agreed and began recruiting members for her team. The final roster included Gambit, Quicksilver, Danger, Cypher, Warlock, Georgia Dakei, and Luna Maximoff. The latter two were still very young and inexperienced and weren't meant to be on the team initially. Georgia joined Lorna's team after they battled her father, Memento Mori. Luna returned to Earth to visit her father, Pietro, after the press conference the team held in which Pietro admitted to the sins of his past. At first, the team was a bit dysfunctional, but since its inception, Lorna has proven to be a very capable and very worthy leader. She was approached by her half-sister, Wanda Maximoff, who expressed interest in "hanging out". Wanda, Lorna, and Danger indulged in a girl's day out, where they attended a Renaissance Fair in which they prevented the burning of a human female by her crazed boyfriend. Wanda later revealed that she believed Lorna would make a brilliant Avenger, and asked her to consider joining the Uncanny Avengers (Avengers Unity Squad). Lorna refused, saying that she could never be an Avenger. Her loyalty was with the X-Men and her mutant people. Wanda, believing that Lorna already knew, revealed that Pietro had joined the team to spy on Lorna for her ex boyfriend Alex Summers, aka Havok, the (former) leader of the Avengers Unity Squad.
Avengers & X-Men: AXIS
After the initial events of AXIS, in which the Red Onslaught was released and began spreading hatred and evil in the minds of everyone around the world, Lorna's All-New X-Factor intervened to prevent the capital city, Washington D.C., from burning to the ground. They acted as a response unit, preventing "World War Hate" from escalating. Lorna used her abilities to lift a large well of water - the White House's Reflecting Pool - which was large enough to put out the fire that was consuming the property in and around the White House. The team used implants given to them by fellow teammate Warlock to prevent the Red Onslaught's hatred from affecting them. Gambit's was damaged when he used his powers, and he began to attack Lorna, and steadily gained the upper hand because Lorna was trying not to hurt him. Warlock reinserted the implant, while Danger continued to battle the crazed mobs. Meanwhile, Doug was attempting to protect Georgia and Luna who had decided to leave Serval to help calm things down. Luna used her powers to calm down the people who had been affected, while Georgia drained the nearest attackers of a good portion of their body's moisture, incapacitating them. Quicksilver had been busy stealing the "football" from the President of the United States. The "football" was, of course, the platform from which the country's nuclear missiles could be accessed. Pietro stole it, and hurried it away to Serval for protection, so that the President, in his altered state of mind, wouldn't do anything rash. He returned just in time to prevent Luna from being pierced by bullets. He whisked her away to safety, ordering Doug to take Luna and Georgia back to Serval. The latter declared that she wanted a uniform. After realizing that they weren't making much of a dent, Lorna and the team pulled out and headed back to Serval, where the company's shields had been keeping "World War Hate" at bay. However, a group of sentinels had soon amassed outside the shield.
Powers and Abilities
Polaris once possessed the natural ability to manipulate magnetism. Although she had the potential to exercise all of the powers that Magento has, as yet she had only used powers involving the manipulation of magnetic, electrical, and gravitational fields. Moreover, she could not summon as great an amount of energy as Magneto could. The exact limits on the amount weight that she can magnetically lift at present have not been measured, but they are considerably below those of Magneto. Since she has preferred not to use her powers in combat situations, she has not worked nearly as hard to develop them as Magneto has. As with Magneto, it is unknown whether Polaris's powers were purely psionic or whether they derive from her physically.
Polaris had been observed levitating metallic objects and creating force fields in which she can suspend persons or objects in the air and in which she can protect them from attacks from outside the fields. She could also overload or short-circuit electrical systems. By concentrating, Polaris could perceive the world around herself solely as patterns of magnetic and electrical energy. She could perceive the natural magnetic auras surrounding living beings, as well.
At one time, when her magnetic powers were just temporarily inaccessible, Lorna possessed the ability to sense and feed off of negative emotions. She could then transduce those emotions into raw physical powers of strength, durability, and stamina.
She was de-powered by her half-sister after M-Day, but almost immediately thereafter she was re-powered by Apocalypse when she was made into a horseman. As his horseman, Lorna could assimilate and release all forms of disease and sickness. She was then cured of the plagues which she ingested as Pestilence, and in that respect seems to be back to normal. It was then revealed that Apocalypse repowered her using Celestial tech and she again can manipulate electromagnetism. Polaris was confirmed to have her X-Gene restored in X-Men Legacy #259.
Polaris has stated that these new powers are more difficult to control compared to when she was a mutant and far more dangerous. It has also been said by Emma Frost, that her powers are apparently mutating.
Polaris also has green hair due to her x-gene. She still has green hair now because like many other mutants she keep her physical mutation after m-day.
Reader Submitted Question: In War of Kings #2 it is stated that Polaris is a mutant again, but before that it was unclear how the Celestial technology was repowering her. I was wondering what depowered mutants who have been repowered various ways are currently mutants again?
Marvel editor Tom Brevoort: I don't think this is a simply binary question--it'll be different in every case. It's still not been made clear precisely what the Celestial tech did to Polaris, and whether that amounts to reactivating her X-gene and returning her powers to her, or finding other ways of giving her similar abilities. And I'd think this would be different for any other character who might have gotten their powers restored through some other means (such as the return of Quicksilver's speed.)
In short, I don't have a clear answer for you on this one.
Clarification: Polaris was confirmed to have her X-Gene restored in X-Men Legacy #259.
- Known Relatives: Max Eisenhardt (Magneto, Father); Suzanna (mother, deceased); Arnold (stepfather, deceased); Anya (half-sister, deceased); Mr. Dane (adoptive father); Mrs. Dane (adoptive mother); Zaladane (self-acclaimed sister, deceased)
- Citizenshp: American (presumed)
- Place of Birth: Unrevealed
- Occupation: Adventurer; formerly U.S. government operative, Terrorist, geophysics graduate student
- Education: Masters degree in geophysics, some doctoral research completed
Earth-295: Age of Apocalypse
In the Age of Apocalypse reality she was only a frightening adolescent without powers when Apocalypse attacked humanity the first time, in this genocide her parents died, this tragedy led her to lose some of her sanity believing her herself to be Magneto´s Daughter. Some years later Rogue had permanently absorbed half of Polaris' magnetic powers. She later became a prisoner in Sinister's Breeding Pens, and was experimented on by the Dark Beast who sought to determine whether she was Magneto´s daughter, instead he realized about her mental imbalance. Some years later she is saved by Cyclops in disguised who she believed was her father.
In the Mutant X reality Polaris was a long time member of the X-Men, assisting them on a number of missions before finally being killed after an intense battle with Madelyne Pryor and the Beyonder.
In the Ultimate universe Polaris was a student at the Academy of Tomorrow and was dating her fellow classmate Havok, after her previous relationship with his brother, Cyclops had ended. We first hear about her as being Alex Summers' girlfriend when the goverment are looking to recruit their own team of mutants. They refuse to except her because her powers are to simular to Magneto, who was a known mutant terrorist.
Polaris was among the students who had passed a field test, allowing her to assist local authorities from time to time. During such a mission, Lorna's powers seemingly spiral out of control, killing dozens of humans before Havok is forced to subdue her. After being placed in the same prison that held Magneto, it is revealed that he had her set up, when one of the Brotherhood members placed a magnetic device near her location. Magneto uses her imprisonment to his advantage, knowing that Havok and the other students will come to her aid. During the chaos that ensues, Magneto switches places with Mystique, and Lorna's name is cleared. During the Ultimatum story line, Magneto sends his brotherhood to destroy the Academy of Tomorrow and kill all of the students within, including Polaris.
In the Earth X reality Polaris and Havok were members of the Starjammers.
In the House of M reality Lorna was a member of Magneto's royal family and had a close relationship with her father.
In this reality Polaris was a vampire, and a member of the Avengers who all were vampires.
This Polaris was plucked from her reality moments before being killed by Sentinels resistant to her powers. She is now a member of the latest team of Exiles. In her original reality, many other mutants were dead, and fighting regularly by herself against greater odds has made her more experienced with combat and skilled with her powers than many other versions of her. This is seen very early in her first mission as an Exile, where she easily handles her counterpart due to the latter being a pampered Genoshan princess.
She demonstrates her skill and power in fighting sentinels on the Exiles' second mission, defeating 4 sentinels by herself with barely any effort. However, she is captured by Ultron, Machine Man, and Vision by drugging her with a sedative while she was asleep. At present, she is a captive of the machines of that reality, and was witnessed by Blink to be in a seemingly dismembered and dissected state.
Blink retaliates against Ultron, Machine Man, and Vision for doing what she sees as the brutal death of her teammate. In the ensuing battle, she destroys Cerebro's remote unit in the lab. Lorna reveals that she is alive, and what Blink saw was only a Life Model Decoy made to look like her. The others are also shown to be alive and well. The three robots, particularly Ultron (who is shown to harbor the mind of Hank Pym), reveal that they have been spending time preserving the consciousness of humanity in Cerebro's robotic constructs while pretending to be on Cerebro's side.
While Blink takes Forge and Beast to destroy Cerebro's primary memory core, Polaris, Panther, Witch, Ultron, Machine Man and Vision distract Cerebro's primary robot forces. Using her magnetic powers to manipulate an airborne platform for herself, Panther and Witch, she shows off her skill at fighting robotic foes until Blink, Forge and Beast finally shut Cerebro down.
X2: X-Men United
Polaris' name is listed in William Stryker's files on Lady Deathstrike's computer.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut)
In the Rogue Cut of Days of Future Past, Polaris doesn't appear but is referenced when Quicksilver's mother tells his younger sister, Wanda, to bother her older sister. Wanda responds by saying "She bothers me!"
X-Men: The Animated Series
Polaris is a former member of the X-Men. She later left the Institute to join Iceman as he was exiled by the Professor. They lived a happy and normal life together until they had some arguments on using their mutant powers to save humanity. When Iceman decided to apologize, he found out that Polaris is not already in their house. He thought that she was abducted by the X-Factor. As Iceman asks assistance from Jubilee, the X-men followed and fought the X-Factor. However, as the tension calms down as both parties confront each other, Polaris stated that she was not kidnapped. She became a member of the X-Factor and apologizes to Iceman because she fell in love with Havok who happened to be her team mate. She also revealed that her feeling for Iceman was gone.
Wolverine and the X-Men
Polaris is a part of Magneto's family known as House of Magnus. In the present, she is a lonely girl of about seventeen, isolated from most people. She wishes to see the world and live her life, but fears her father will do something rash if she chooses otherwise. She's daddy's little girl in this one, and worked at his every whim. However, Gambit later arrives and woos her into believing many things, one which included her being trapped in Genosha forever, for it was her cage, and a cage is still a cage, even if it do look like a palace. Polaris harbored some feelings for Gambit, and even attempted to run away with him. However, Gambit in the end betrayed her, and taught her the lesson which would eventually play a part in the coming episodes; the world was exactly like Gambit, distrustful, horrid, yet beautiful. After Gambit's failure in stealing Magneto's helmet, and departure, Lorna still harbors some lingering feelings for him. At the end of the season, Lorna leaves her father's side, and joins her sister, Wanda. Together, they banish their father and their brother off the island of Genosha, and clearly state that the old and dutiful Lorna was gone, and the new one would rise.
Meanwhile, her version from the future is also a member of The House of Magnus, but she is the last member standing. When Genosha was destroyed by the Phoenix, Magneto arrived at a tough decision, and sacrifice his life for his daughter. Before he perished, he gave her his helmet and cape to Lorna as a symbol of a legacy passed on. Genosha was eventually destroyed, but Polaris became mentally unstable. When Professor X's future X-Men showed up, she fought them using her powers, which were as powerful as her father's by now, enough to scare Sentinels away, and be named badlands for the sake of it. She treated Professor X as his father's enemy, and blamed them all for his death. Though Professor X repeatedly stated that he is Magneto's friend and was not his enemy, Polaris still attacks, but then gives up when the Proff. calms her mind down, and gives her back her helmet and cape. He states clearly that Lorna was never the soldier, Magneto knew that, even Prof. knew that, so the poor girl was left to be in her ruined home while they left. However, in the season finale, Polaris returns with Marrow as what she'd finally trained herself to be what her father thought she'd never become, a soldier. She helped Prof. X and the others help destroy Master Mold.
X-Men Legends II
In X-Men Legends II Polaris is kidnapped by Apocalypse before the game starts. She is briefly seen in a cutscenes at the end, but she is talked about through the dialog of others. She is not a playable charecter.
Marvel: War of Heroes
Polaris is featured in the mobile card game Marvel: War of Heroes. Her cards are:
- [Child of the Enemy] Polaris
- [Family Matters] Polaris
Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past
Polaris is a playable character in Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past for mobile devices.
X-Men: Battle of The Atom
Polaris is featured in the mobile card game "X-Men: Battle of the Atom" based on the comic book story with the same name. Her cards are:
- [Future] Polaris
- [Pen Prisoner] Polaris
[X-Factor Agent] Polaris