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Jean-Paul Beaubier, also known as Northstar, was an infant when his parents were killed in a car crash. He was soon adopted by the Martin family and separated from his twin sister. When Jean-Paul was six years old, the Martin family, too, died in a car accident and he was sent to a foster home. Leading a lonely childhood, he turned to a life of thievery, until he joined a circus as an acrobat.


Photokinesis: Originally, Northstar could only generate light when in physical contact with his twin sister Aurora. Should he link hands with Aurora, they could generate a light equivalent to a lighthouse beacon (one million foot candles) by each sibling varying the rate of acceleration of his or her own molecules out of phase with those of the other's. Currently, Northstar can generate from his body a bright white light equivalent at maximum intensity to a half-million foot candles. He does so by varying the rate of acceleration of the molecules of his body out of phase with one another, thereby generating a cascade of photonic discharges.

  • Concussive Blasts: He has the ability to send out powerful concussive blasts that can do considerable damage. He can project these from his hands and out from his body in a series of concussive bursts.

Superhuman Speed: He possesses the ability to propel his body at superhuman speeds, becoming a living projectile. 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 proportions to the amount of kinetic energy he has tapped. It was once theoretically possible for him to reach 99% of the speed of light (186,272 miles per second in a vacuum), although he never traveled at anywhere near that speed since, if he did, he would wreak great damage upon himself and his environment. Northstar can also move a portion of his body at superhuman speeds at a time.

  • Heightened Reflexes: He possesses reflexes far above the average human. His reflexes are so advanced that he can go through an entire burning apartment, checking all the room and taking out all of the survivors in just mere seconds.
  • Accelerated Metabolism: He possesses a boosted metabolism that can be used to heal wounds quickly.
  • Superhuman Durability: As a side-effect of partially robbing his molecules of their atomic motion, the binding forces within and between the molecules increases. This enhances the toughness of Northstar's entire body, giving his skin enough durability to withstand the ravages of wind, friction, and air turbulence.

Flight: He has the ability to propel himself through the air. To hover in mid-air, Northstar applies thrust downward in a carefully controlled manner. When carrying another unprotected human being aloft, Northstar does not move faster than 60 miles per hour in order that his passenger may be able to breathe easily and so that the passenger will not be harmed from the wind, friction, or air turbulence.


Skiing: Northstar is a world-class professional skier.

Multilingualism: He speaks his native tongue of French (both standard French and Québécois) and is fluent in English.

Martial Arts: After resurrection by the Hand, Northstar has been trained in the deadly martial arts. He is also very skilled in aerial combat.

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