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Old 09-27-2009, 01:27 PM   #276
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On the issue of Lorna's powers I wrote this up as a response to those questioning why Lorna has such shifts in personality and characterization... from being ultra manic to the point of feeling she can do or say anything and she is above other people. To her feeling totally worthless and depressed and needing and needing a man to give keep her from completely falling apart like she did when Alex dissapeared.

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I have just about every Polaris comic 616 and otherwise ever put out and can say that like with Magneto there is no clear consistent characterization, personality and philosophy for the character. She has been used in very different roles with completely different personalities by writers over the years. We know the real reason Lorna characterization, personality and philosophy sways so massively. The same is the case for Magneto in that you have writers that...

A. Write the character to fit their plot.

B. Don't care about the character so they regress that character to the characterization that comes easiest for them to write. In Lorna's case the useless girl behind Havok. It adds to Havok's character in that he gets to be the 'leader' with his girlfriend right beside him to respond to anything he says or does. But, in the long run that position is poison for Lorna's character as she isn't written as a character in her own right. In that position she is written as simply Alex's overly emotional girlfriend.

C. They have a set view on how that character should be depicted and push that view. In this case you have writers that both care and don't care about the character in question, but have their own vision of the character and how they should be depicted regardless of how the character was depicted in the past.

Now Claremont many years ago created a potential rational in canon for Magneto's huge variations in characterization and it works for Lorna as well. It was even used in DK's Offical Marvel Encyclopedia to explain the personality changes that Lorna goes through. That the massive channeling of electromagnetic power imbalances the nervous system and acts alot like a amphetamine on the user. Heavy use for long periods can lead to mania or megalomania. The same is true by the way of powerful amphetamines. But, when Lorna stops using she crashes and can go into a long term depressed state where she feels quite bad and starts thinking and acting like she is worthless and a failure.



Conversely, when Lorna is using a great deal of power consistently she acts very self assured, smart and pro-active like 2004 Polaris or Exiles Polaris. But, when she uses way too much power for way too long it can send her into megalomania with Silver Age Magneto type thinking that she and her race are above ordinary humans 'that they are just like ants' as she has in the past called them.

The moral to this story is there isn't a great deal of character consistency with Polaris (and Magneto), but there is actually an in canon rational that makes a fair bit of sense to explain their wild swings in characterization.


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Old 09-27-2009, 01:36 PM   #277
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why does Crystal have that black mark on the back side of her hair/head?

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Old 09-27-2009, 01:42 PM   #278
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why does Crystal have that black mark on the back side of her hair/head?
Its been a consistent feature of her hair since she debuted, similar to Rogue's white streak, Lorna's green hair, etc... Its her signature feature

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Old 09-27-2009, 05:15 PM   #279
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oh okay. i dont know anything about her except what ive read on her wikipedia page. it didnt mention that. thanks!

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:30 AM   #280
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The first new Polaris news in nearly two years.

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We know Magneto cares about Polaris because he announced to the Genoshans that she was his daughter and also named her as his heir. Why hasn't he shown any interest or concern for her current situation on panel? Considering all the family he has lost, this seems very out of character for him to not seem to care -- especially since she's the only one of his children who doesn't hate him.

Mike Carey: I honestly don't see this as a character point -- I see it as a plot structure point. For Magneto to raise his concerns about Polaris is totally natural, as you say. For us to show the scene where he voices those concerns raises a narrative flag that says, "We're coming to this story shortly." We weren't ready to do that, and didn't want to tease stories that we weren't yet in a position to tell. But watch this space. I predict -- I confidently predict -- Magneto-Polaris interaction in 2011.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=30294

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Old 01-12-2011, 03:58 PM   #281
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yay!!

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #282
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Great news. I want Havok's bunch back on Earth ASAP. Sans Starjammers but perhaps with Korvus

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Old 01-15-2011, 12:08 PM   #283
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Its about damn time. I love me some Lorna and look forward to her reunion with Mags. I just hope it happens bc I remember confirmation that she would be in the first issue if UXF and that didnt pan out

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Old 04-11-2011, 05:47 PM   #284
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Polaris news from an X-Pannel with Nick Lowe and Gillen.

Spoiler!!! Click to Read!:
Some one asked about when Havok and Polaris will be back (to some poilte applause). Soon, we are told. There are apparently seeds of his return in AOX. It'll be this year though.

http://www.thecomicforums.com/forum2...owtopic=177536

Sounds like Revenant could be Rachel; for those who haven't seen Revenant.

http://i52.tinypic.com/4q0xhh.jpg

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:35 AM   #285
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I miss Havok and Polaris!

But I'm afraid that they are just gonna be in the background like Iceman, Storm, and those other X-members when they came back

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Old 04-13-2011, 12:14 AM   #286
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I miss Havok and Polaris!

But I'm afraid that they are just gonna be in the background like Iceman, Storm, and those other X-members when they came back
I would take a meet up with Magneto followed by Earth limbo after the arc ends over the current status quo with the character any day of the week. Her being in space makes it as hard as hell for writers to use her when they want to and some have the past several years, but couldn't because they were in space.

Anyway its time for some new art on this thread.









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Old 05-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #287
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Biggest Polaris news in at least the last half decade and probably longer below.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=32258

Along with an upcoming Legacy cover.


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Old 05-12-2011, 04:39 PM   #288
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damn it it looks like Im gonna have to give up my break from the X books!

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Yeeeees!

I want Frenzy to go away though

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Old 06-10-2011, 07:28 PM   #290
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X-Men Legacy 255 cover



Nice cover, it really has shades of the last 616 issue the two characters were together in just over a decade ago. But, I like the photorealistic style of the new cover and their positions are switched.


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Old 06-10-2011, 07:33 PM   #291
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oh wow, thats pretty amazing. I look forward to Lorna/Mags interaction. Its been far too long

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I hope that cover is misleading and they don't actually fight

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I hope that cover is misleading and they don't actually fight
A misleading cover, Marvel would never do such a thing.

I have hopes that Carey will make their relationship different then Wanda/Magneto and Pietro/Magneto's which has been constant fighting and anger at each other.

Here is a bigger version of the cover.


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News from Marvel.com

There will be two issues of Legacy again to come out in September. Legacy 255 and 256. If I had to guess they are rushing this storyline so they are back on Earth in time for the fallout from Second Coming.

http://marvel.com/comic_books/issue/...egacy_2008_255

http://marvel.com/comic_books/issue/...egacy_2008_256

Here is the links to both issues, but to warn you the issue of Legacy 256 doesn't have a cover or a different solit description.

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The Story: "FIVE MILES SOUTH OF THE UNIVERSE" When Rogue, Magneto and Gambit jumped into space on an intergalactic search and rescue mission, they had no idea that it would land them in the middle of an extraterrestrial war! And to make matters worse, the space station that serves as the battlefield for the conflict is slowly falling into a collapsing star. With time running out and the lives of Havok, Polaris and Marvel Girl on the line, these X-Men are in for a bumpy ride...
At least we know which three X-Men leave for space.

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I hope Polaris ends up on a team. The fact that theyre bringing them back just in time for the X-men shake up, suggests they want them for something.

I hope shes on Magneto's side. Theyve always had similar views.

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I'd like to see them give B-rated heroes a chance like X-Factor.
I would too. I remember buying the X-Factor issue where Warren became Archangel. I miss those days!

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Peter David's 90's X-Factor was the best X-book at the time.

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Polaris is back!

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Polaris is back!
What issue? is it out now?


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Old 06-21-2011, 06:17 PM   #300
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My question was answered on X-Position.

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I wanted to thank you for returning Polaris from space and tackling Lorna's reunion with her father, which is something I have been waiting many years for. Clearly Lorna and Magneto have a ton of issues to deal with. I was wondering, of the many issues of contention they have to deal with, which do you see as the most important?

Mike Carey: Wow. Big question. I think for Lorna, the most pressing issue might be to find out what Magneto could tell her about her mother -- and her mother's death.

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