Jean-Paul Beaubier (Northstar) | 29 | TAKEN | FC: Zachary Quinto
“You have made a grievous error. You have taken from me my sister and my friend. And for that I will kill you.”
Bio: Jean-Paul was born in Canada but was orphaned as an infant when his parents were killed in a car crash. He was adopted and separated from his twin sister, Jeanne-Marie; growing up alone and choosing to keep to himself. As a teen, he became aware and began to grasp his emerging super-human powers (and sexuality). For a short time, he became an acrobat in France but returned to Canada to pursue a skiing career. Using his mutant abilities of speed, Jean-Paul eventually made it to the Olympics. After becoming known through the sport, Jean-Paul was reunited with his sister and joined Department H as part of Alpha Flight and adopted the name Northstar. It was after this that he came to terms with his sexuality and gained full control over his powers. He stayed with Alpha Flight for a while before a series of events lead him to leave behind the department and return to civilian life.
It was then that Charles Xavier approached Northstar with an offer to teach at the Xavier Institute. Jean-Paul refused at first, but agreed to help the X-Men field team find a new mutant. After Northstar failed to save the young mutant and was badly hurt himself, he he accepted Xavier’s offer and transferred to the Institute’s faculty. Northstar’s working with the X-Men proved challenging, especially after “coming out”.
Northstar worked as an X-Man for a while, but after the Institute’s reorganisation, began mentoring his own squadron. Not long after, he was killed by a brain-washed Logan but later resurrected by HYDRA who brainwashed him to attack S.H.I.E.L.D. Northstar eventually managed to get his memories pieced back together and rejoined the X-Men.
Abilities: Photokinesis, Concussive Blasts, Superhuman Strength, Durability and Speed (possesses the ability to becoming a living projectile and channel kinetic energy making it theoretically possible for him to reach 99% of the speed of light), Heightened Reflexes, Accelerated Metabolism, Flight.
- Fiercely Loyal