Real name: Jean-Paul Beaubier. Other known aliases: Jean-Paul Martin Occupation: Hero, former professional skier and terrorist. Current group affiliation: X-Men Past group affiliations: Alpha Flight, unnamed French-Canadian separatist terrorist group. Major enemies: Master of the World. First appearance: Uncanny X-Men #120 Origin: Alpha Flight #10 Description: Northstar is an attractive man who is 5'11'' tall and weighs 185 lbs. He has black hair and blue eyes. He has pointed ears.
13 STR 3
20 DEX 30
23 CON 26
11 BODY 2
10 INT 0
10 EGO 0
13 PRE 3
18 COM 4
8 PD 5
8 ED 3
6 SPD 30
12 REC 8
46 END 0
30 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 114
Powers, Skills and Equipment
2 2/2 Damage Resistance
22 2D6 Flash,Sight Group,No Range(-1/2),Only when touching
Aurora.(-1),Concentrate(-1/4),Area Effect(+1),cone 6
5 5 Flash Defense,Sight Group
7 5D6 HA,"Hyper fast punches.",x2 Increased End Cost(-1/2),
69 MP (69)
7u 27" Flight,x16 Non-Combat 5
5u 27" Running,x8 Non-Combat 5
3 Speed Reading
3 Lang: English,fluent w/accent
0 Lang: French,native
3 Streetwise 12-
2 PS: Professional skier. 11-
8 4/4 Armor,"Protective costume.",OIF(-1/2)
Powers Cost: 136
Base Points: 100
5 Distinctive,"Elfin features.",easily concealable,minor
10 Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
20 Hunted,"by various mutant and homosexual haters.",as
powerful,non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
15 Psych Lim,"Quick to anger.",very common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Arrogant",very common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Protective of Aurora.",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
10 Public ID,"Jean-Paul Beaubier"
10 Rep,"Homosexual French-Canadian mutant hero.",occur 11-
5 Rivalry,"with Paulie Provenzano.",professional
5 Watched,"by Phoenix IV.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
20 Vuln,"to Dispel, Drain and Suppress attacks.",common,x2
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Jean-Paul Beaubier and his twin sister Jeanne-Marie were separated
in infancy after their parents were killed under circumstances yet to be
revealed. Jean Paul was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Louis Martin, who were
cousins of his mother. The Martins could not afford to adopt Jeanne-Marie
as well, however, so they arranged for her to be raised at Madame DuPont's
School for Girls in LaVelie, Quebec. Soon afterward, Martin, a member of
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was posted to northern Quebec, and
moved his family there. When Jean-Paul was about six years old, Mr. and
Mrs. Martin were killed in an accident, and Jean-Paul was placed in a
foster home. Jean-Paul and Jeanne Marie thus grew up separately, each
unaware of the other's existence.
During his adolescence, Beaubier's mutant powers began to emerge. Beaubier
was befriended by Raymonde Belmonde, who helped him overcome his fears
about the ways in which Beaubier was different from the majority of
people, not only due to his mutant nature but also his homosexuality.
Having reached self-acceptance, Beaubier now secretly used his mutant
powers to achieve success in skiing. Beaubier became a world champion
skier, winning a gold medal at the Olympics while he was still in his late
teens. At some point during his adolescence, Beaubier was also apparently
a member of a radical French Canadian separatist group.
To this point, Beaubier, unaware of his true parentage, had called himself
Jean-Paul Martin. After James McDonald Hudson recruited Jeanne-Marie
Beaubier, code-named Aurora, to be a superhuman agent for the Canadian
government's Department H, Hudson's wife Heather noticed the resemblance
between Aurora and Jean-Paul Martin. Hudson himself investigated and
discovered that Jean-Paul Martin was really her brother. Agents of
Department H contacted Jean-Paul and informed him of his true parentage;
thereafter he called himself Jean-Paul Beaubier. Beaubier met with Hudson,
who told him that he had discovered his superhuman powers. Hudson invited
Beaubier to become one of Department H's agents, and then introduced him
to his sister. Beaubier was overjoyed to learn that he had a sister, and
accepted Hudson's invitation. After a period of training, the Beaubier
siblings both became members of Alpha Flight, the team of superhuman
agents that Hudson created for Department H, and Jean-Paul took the code
Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including Northstar (Incredible Hulk #279).
Even after Alpha Flight temporarily lost the financial support of the
Canadian government, Northstar remained with the team in order to be with
his sister. He not only cared deeply about his sister as his only living
relative, but was concerned about her because she had a dual personality.
After the Beaubier siblings had a particularly intense quarrel over
Jean-Paul's sexual attitudes, however, Northstar ceased to operate with
the team on a regular basis. Aurora sought to break her ties to her
brother completely by altering her own superhuman powers so that they were
no longer the same as his. Her lover, Dr. Walter Langkowski, known as
Sasquatch, performed an experiment in molecular rearrangement upon Aurora
which did indeed alter her superhuman abilities. As a result, for a long
time Northstar and Aurora could not touch each other without temporarily
becoming incapable of using their superhuman powers.
After the death of Langkowski, Aurora and Northstar became reconciled with
each other. Northstar once again became a regular member of Alpha Flight,
then led by Heather Hudson and again receiving funding and support from
the Canadian government.
During this time, Beaubier caught a fatal disease during a battle with the
magical entity known as Pestilence that caused him to waste away over a
period of several months. However, as a part of an elaborate hoax played
by the Asgardian trickster god Loki, Beaubier has led to discover that his
mother was a Faerie, thus making him and his sister human-Faerie hybrids.
With the help of his sister's powers turned against him, Beaubier was
healed of his disease, believing that he finally cast off his "dead human
half." Beaubier left Earth to join other Faerie in the extra-dimensional
plane of Asgard. Beaubier soon learned of the Loki's hoax, but he remained
trapped in Asgard until his sister and Beta Flight members Purple Girl, Laura Dane, and Goblyn rescued him.
Northstar was among the people invited to the wedding of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler. He met Hector of the Patheon (Incredible Hulk #418).
Northstar eventually left Alpha Flight to write a book about his life. It went on a book signing tour where he survived an attempt on his life and was recruited into the X-Men by Phoenix IV. Once there he met fellow recruit Paulie Provenzano and they became bitter rivals.
Powers: Jean-Paul Beaubier has the mutant ability move at increased speeds and fly, even able to attain Mach speeds flying. As a side effect, his body possesses a degree of invulnerability to enable him to withstand the friction of the air at such speeds. He can also hover in mid-air. When in physical contact with his sister, Aurora, they jointly can produce phenomenally bright light. His eyes are naturally resistant to damage by bright light and he can read at super speeds.
Links to other Northstar pages:
Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - July, 2002