Polaris

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Introduction

xxxxxShe might have been the quintessential rebel without a cause, except that she keeps finding causes.

Description

xxxxxPolaris is a striking young woman, lightly curvy, 5'7", and extremely pale-skinned, with an angular face, wide-set hazel eyes, and long, wavy leaf-green hair. She is intense and highly emotive in both facial expression and body language. Whenever possible, she favors punk/industrial fashion in black, green, and silver, especially clothing and accessories with integral or decorative ferrous components.

Reputation

xxxxxAmong Prometheus labmates, she was known to be kind of a loose cannon, though oddly biddable to her best friend Wendy. Probably the researcher noticed this, as well, which might explain why the two were kept together through several transfers. On the outside, she is known to ex-Prometheans as one of a relatively small number among them who successfully broke *themselves* out of a lab. More recently, she has joined the Prometheus raid team and participated in both raids on the Dirac facility in Massachusetts.

xxxxxGarnered some limited fame in the anarchist community a few years ago for a series of highly effective ecoterrist attacks before she and Wendy were arrested and disappeared. Achieved further leftist legend through the subsequent "Justice for the Keystone Duo" campaign put on by their comrades, though it's likely faded from most memories by now.

xxxxxNow she is reasonable well-known in the New York mutant community as a barista at Evolve Café, the most popular mutant gathering place in the whole City. She has also re-entered leftist organizing as a "Care Bear", providing wellness and logistical support at actions and connecting community members to mutual aid resources.

History

xxxxxLorna Dane was born of an extramarital affair between Suzanna Dane and Erik Lensherr, the infamous leader of the Brotherhood of Mutants better known as Magneto. After Suzanna and her husband Arnold discussed and reconciled over her infidelity, the two decided they should not inform Lorna of her parentage until she was an adult.

xxxxxThat decision became harder and harder for Arnold to honor when Lorna's powers manifested in her twelfth year. She reveled in her abilities and practiced rigorously even as she grew more interested in mutant community issues. When she injured a bully at school using her powers a year later, Arnold in a fit of rage revealed the truth and exhorted her not to end up like her biological father.

xxxxxThis did not prove the kind of deterrent he'd hoped. Lorna wholly embraced her newfound relation to a mutant freedom fighter she already admired. Despite multiple failed attempts to contact Magneto, her fascination with him grew as she herself radicalized. She even attempted to convert to Judaism, but her parents refused to grant their permission. This interest in her heritage still led her to befriend Wendy Ho, one of the few Jewish students at the Institute of Notre Dame.

xxxxxShe went on to attend Mount Holyoke College, but during a manic episode in the spring of her sophomore year she decided that dropping out was easier than picking a major. Falling in with some young anarchists, she wended down the East Coast hopping from one activist project to another. Lorna started calling herself "Polaris", and during her travels recruited Wendy into joining Greenpeace with her. After a few uneventful banner drops, the two decided they needed even more direct action, and set off across the country on a journey of ecoterrorism.

xxxxxThe two girls, often but not always with the help of others, sabotaged oil and gas pipeline construction, spiked trees, tore down fences, and liberated animals. During Polaris started toying with the idea of becoming involved with mutant activism, as well. That got thrown off-track when she and Wendy were arrested after a particularly ambitious pipeline sabotage, and handed over to Prometheus custody.

xxxxxPolaris did not prove a particularly cooperative subject. She was often punished for noncompliance, attempting to escape, and fomenting unrest among the subjects. Only Wendy really kept her balanced through their four years in the labs, and the other woman's stabilizing influence was probably the reason they were kept together. When she finally escaped along with (almost all of) the other subjects at the Blackburn research facility, she threw herself wholeheartedly into the community of her fellow ex-labrats.

Powers

xxxxxPolaris can sense and manipulate electromagnetic fields and materials that respond to magnetism to a range of around two hundred meters. Ferromagnetic materials and objects magnetized via electricity are easiest for her to control, but she can also work with diamagnetic and even paramagnetic materials with great concentration and difficulty. The sensory component of this power is passive and operates continuously, and while she is adept at receiving and interpreting that information, her ability to do so is still affected by heavy EM interference.

xxxxxThe efficacy of the power diminishes steadily with distance, and the rate of that weakening also increases with EM shielding/interference. This applies to both finesse and force, her respective capacities for which are also inversely proportional to each other. In other words, the more force it takes to shift an object or field, the less precise her control over it; the more finicky a manipulation, the less force she is able to exert through it; everything becomes more difficult from farther away. Other factors range from mental/emotional state to the composition of the local geological substrate to recent solar flare activity.

Skills

xxxxxPolaris can drive both automatic and manual transmission, and she knows how to ride a motorcycle. She enjoys sculpting and is a decent hand at it (not solely with her powers, but she does enjoy working in the medium of scrap metal). She's a pretty good singer, though her voice training is strictly in the choral traditional. When she has the patience to do so, Polaris is an excellent communicator. She's also proficient at operational planning and leading small groups in covert operations. Surprisingly good at mediating minor conflicts, not-so-surprisingly good at shutting down bullshit.

xxxxxPartly due to the additional sense granted by her powers and partly due to intense personal interest in the subject, she has extensive practical knowledge of electromagnetic phenomena. She's a skilled navigator even without her powers (provided she has other means to hand for determining direction). She speaks extremely basic Spanish and can sort of read Latin. She is a decent close-quarters combatant and an adequate shot with semiautomatic pistols. She is learning to metalwork (mostly machining, so far).

Connections

Accomplices

  • B: A guide to uncharted seas
  • Dawson: Loved and lost, but lost all the same
  • DJ: A compass to show the way
  • Dusk: We don't fly the same way, but boy can he fly
  • Ion: Full speed ahead, nevermind where
  • Jax: A beacon in the night
  • Leo: The straight and narrow isn't so straightforward
  • Hive: A compass to plan the journey
  • Matt: Some sweet company
  • Ryan: A cry in the wilderness
  • Shane: A pilot to safe harbors
  • Skye: O brave new world, that has such people in 't!
  • Taylor: Man stays the course
  • Wendy: True north
  • Winona: Know where you've been, know where you're going

Allies

  • Lily: Tacking hard against the wind
  • Lucien: Gentleman cartographer
  • Steve: Got a star all his own

Assholes

  • Ansel - Giveth the spirit of the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell
  • Jamie - We can no longer say for sure who's drowning, or if they can be saved
  • Malthus - Here there be dragons

Aaaaaaaaaaaah

  • Erik - Aaaaaaaaaaaah
Trivia
  • The only non-ferrous jewelry she wears is a silver ring with a shield enclosing the letters "CTR"
Gallery

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Lorna Dane
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Codename Polaris
Birthdate 03/17/1994
Birthplace Baltimore, MD
Species Mutant
Affiliation Prometheus
Alignment Anarchy
Powers Magnetokinesis
Occupation Barista
Registration Status (currently n/a)
Played By Emma Dumont
RP Hooks
Fire of the Gods - Her defiance undimmed by four years of incarceration and nonconsensual medical research, she participates in community with her fellow ex-Prometheans and has recently joined Jax and Ryan's raid team.
Daddy Issues - Though her actual biological parentage is not public knowledge, the nature of her powers combined with Magneto's infamy makes it a logical comparison. Depending on her mood and the tone of the comparison, she might respond very well, or very poorly.
Crazy - Her bipolar disorder and the resultant extreme variable moods, her highly emotive affect, (and, really, probably her radical views) lead many casual acquaintances to call her 'crazy', either behind her back or to her face. Though in general she agrees with this assessment, she may or may not start a fight over it coming from neurotypical people.
Circle-A - Just about no one is ever surprised to find that Polaris is a raging anarchist who wants to burn down Capitalism and the government, but they are often surprised that she applies the philosophy behind her anger to things like group decision-making and sharing of resources.
Logs
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L'dor Vador
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Spiraling
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Stolen
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Out of the Frying Pan
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Three-Body Problem
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All of This Has Happened Before
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Foundation
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Maker's Mark
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Sustaining
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Dadfree
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For God, who rules over all things, has made this day to be a joy for his chosen people instead of a day of destruction for them.
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Trust//Funds
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What We're Here For
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Purity of Purpose
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Have a Care
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What You Own
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Right Time
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Close to Home
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Those who trouble their households will inherit wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
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Change the World
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Live in a Society
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Apostate vs. Apostate
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Rift Apart
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Eternal Progression
  • (2021-11-07)
Sibling (in Christ) Rivalry
  • (2021-11-06)
Raid Redux Part Two: Raid Harder
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All Saints' Day
  • (2021-10-29)
No Tanks
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This Is War
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I lie awake; I am like a lonely bird on the housetop.
  • (2021-10-17)
We Are Moving Parts
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Rocking Out (Prometheus Raid, Team 2)
  • (2021-10-09)
Unforgiven
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Lighter Touch
  • (2021-09-27)
Queer Vegan Discourse Goat Cult
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A Bird In The Hand
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Nefarious Scheme
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Blunt Instrument
  • (2021-03-05)
Loose Ends
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Guiding Light
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And They Have a Plan
  • (2021-01-31)
Mere Anarchy
  • (2021-01-24)
For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light.
  • (2021-01-07)
New Season, New Episode
  • (2020-12-15)
In Good Faith
  • (2020-12-09)
Break A Few Eggs
  • (2020-11-27)
Not Helping
  • (2020-11-25)
Mark V
  • (2020-11-21)
Kitchen Nightmares
  • (2020-11-21)
Blood On Your Hands
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