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Real Name: Aleytys Forrester

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Protector of an alternate Earth;
formerly captain of the trawler Arcadia

Group Membership: The Arcadia crew (Paolo, Frank and several unidentified others)

Affiliations: Cable (Nathan Askani'Son Dayspring Summers), Future Foundation (Doctor Doom/Victor von Doom, Invisible Woman/Susan Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Thing/Ben Grimm), the Kaddak, Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Skull the Slayer (Mike Scully), X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Doctor Nemesis/James Bradley, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phoenix/Jean Summers-Grey, Pixie/Megan Gwynn, Professor X/Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Betsy Braddock, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)

Enemies: Belasco, Bloodscream, Chief Examiner, D'Spayre, Mystique (Raven Darkholme), the Scorpius, Senyaka (Suvik Senyaka);
formerly Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)

Known Relatives: Jock Forrester (father, deceased), Mary Forrester (mother, deceased)

Aliases: "Lee" Forrester

Base of Operations: An unnamed Earth like planet in an alternate dimension. Formerly: mobile, on board the trawler Arcadia operating out of Florida's Shark Bay, Magneto's Bermuda Triangle headquarters.

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#143 (March, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Aleytys "Lee" Forrester possesses no superhuman powers, but is an experienced, hardened trawler captain who easily commands the respect of her crew. She is a trained sniper, capable of hitting targets several hundred feet away. After the initial shock of encountering superhumans wore off, Lee quickly got used to dealing with the supernatural, despite the fact it still scared her at times. During her stay on the prehistoric Earth-like planet, she mastered various alien weapons, ranging from the primitive to high tech, but preferred a simple spear in combat. She currently wields an  energy orb of unknown design hat acts like a conduit to the power of the entire planet. Its previous owner used the orb for a variety of effects, including superhuman strength (at least class 100), the ability to shapeshift and force the planet to obey direct commands. It can also serve as a source of energy, easily generating a charge sufficient to power a dimensional gateway.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 149 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde


(Uncanny X-Men I#143 - BTS) - At some undisclosed point, Aleytys "Lee" Forrester bought the Arcadia, a fishing trawler that mainly operated out of the Florida fishing port of Shark Bay. Assigning herself the role of skipper, she handpicked her crew and started earning a modest wage as a fisherman.

(Uncanny X-Men I#143) - Scott Summers, on a break from the X-Men following the death of Phoenix, visited Florida's Shark Bay and learned that Lee Forrester was looking for new recruits. He went down to the docks and signed up, initially startled by the fact "Lee Forrester" was actually a woman.

(Uncanny X-Men I#144 - BTS) - Lee's father Jock Forrester was diagnosed with terminal cancer and went to a glade in nearby Citrusville, Florida where he spent the better part of his childhood. Overcome by the bad news, Jock decided to end his life. This decision was urged on by D'Spayre, a minor demon who feeds on negtive emotions. This attracted the attention of the Man-Thing who fought the demon. In the end, Forrester shot himself, an act that empowered D'Spayre to such a degree he was able to beat back the swamp creature. D'Spayre took over Jock Forrester's form even as he planned to use this body to cause even more misery.

(Uncanny X-Men I#144) - Lee intervened in a good natured scrap between Scott Summers and her first mate Paolo who wanted to try on Scott's ruby quarts glasses. When Scott refused to hand them over, Paolo was ready for a fight, but Lee defused the situation by revealing she only hired Scott because he was beautiful and she was tired of looking at the ugly mugs of the rest of the crew.

   When Lee received a phone call from D'Spayre, posing as Jock, she noticed her father didn't quite sound like himself and decided to pay him a visit. She asked Cyclops to accompany her to the Forrester family estate near Citrusville, Florida. As soon as they arrived, D'Spayre revealed himself and used his powers to torment both Lee and Cyclops. Only Man-Thing's timely intervention caused Cyclops to break free of the emotional torture, allowing him to rescue Lee. As soon as they were safe, they watched how both D'Spayre and the Forrester home burned at the Man-Thing's touch.

(Uncanny X-Men I#145 - BTS) - When the Arcadia was caught in a freak squall near the Bermuda triangle,  Lee and Scott were tossed overboard and ended up on the same deserted island. Cyclops had lost his ruby quartz glasses during the incident, forcing him to cover his eyes with a piece of his shirt.

(Uncanny X-Men I#145) - Unaware he was a mutant, Lee went along with Scott's claim he'd blindfolded himself because of an eye injury. Resigning themselves to the fact they were stranded for the time being, the duo settled in on the island waiting for a rescue they hoped would come soon.

(Uncanny X-Men I#146 - BTS) - Kidnapped and immobilized by a Doombot, Storm (Ororo Munroe) got so anxious and claustrophobic her weather powers ran wild, causing massive meteorological disturbances.

(Uncanny X-Men I#146) - The uncharted island Lee and Cyclops had crashed on was heavily battered by Ororo's unseasonal stormfront. Acting as the still blinded Scott's eyes, Lee took him to a makeshift shelter of fallen palm trees when a freak lightning bolt caused Scott to trip and loose his blindfold. The startled Cyclops unwittingly started blasting his optic beams when he opened his eyes. After collecting himself, he faced the slightly shocked Lee and promised her a full explanation about himself as soon as the storm quieted down.

(Uncanny X-Men I#147) - After the storm, Lee and Scott woke up together. Even though both felt particularly amorous, Scott stunned Lee when he accidentally called her "Jean". Before he could explain, Lee's attention was caught by the sudden appearance of an alien city that had seemingly risen off the ocean floor over night.

(Uncanny X-Men I#148) - Acting as Cyclops' eyes, Lee guided the blinded X-Man through the city they'd just discovered. Forrester noted the structures had been underwater for a long time and that the city had an undeniably alien feel to it that gave her the willies. After a full day of leading Cyclops around, Lee felt the need for companionship as she told Scott that while there may not be any people around, the city provided plenty of shelter and proceeded to kiss him. When Scott pushed her away, claiming he wasn't ready for this because of Jean Grey, Lee became infuriated and claimed she only wanted a little human warmth, compassion and companionship. Overly emotional, she ran off, leaving the frantic, blinded Cyclops to fend for himself. He tried to chase after her, but tripped and fell. Furious at his condition he removed the blindfold and opened his eyes for a second, blasting away before regaining control. Just then, an apologetic Lee returned, offering her assistance and confirming they needed each other.

   After spending the night inside the city, Lee and Cyclops pondered their ways to survive. They needed food, but Cyclops' optic blasts pulverized the fish he'd tried to catch. Just then, Lee was pleasantly surprised by the sudden appearance of Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), while Cyclops was shocked to recognize the voice of the X-Men's oldest, deadliest foe.

(Uncanny X-Men I#149 - BTS) - Magneto took Lee and Cyclops to his newly risen island citadel in the Bermuda triangle and provided them with food, clothing and refreshments. Apart from basic amenities, he had also set up devices that negated mutant powers except his own and an EMP forcefield that disrupted all forms of technology.

(Uncanny X-Men I#149) - When a scanthily clad Lee met with the still blindfolded Cyclops, she confessed to be a little relieved he couldn't see her new outfit. Just then, Magneto appeared and revealed he was well aware that Scott was secretly Cyclops, announcing his old foe's powers would not function on his island.

(Uncanny X-Men I#150) - Lee and a powerless Cyclops watched as Magneto threatened the world's leaders with imminent destruction if they didn't cede total political control to him within seven days. Lee tried to argue with the mutant master of magnetism, wondering what would happen to personal freedom with him in charge. Magneto bawled her out, reminding Lee of all the wrongs an excess of freedom had allowed. She then watched on as Magneto retaliated against the Soviet nuclear submarine Leningrad that had fired missiles at his island in response to his ultimatum.

   Shocked at Magneto's acts, Lee took some time to ponder the ramifications. Realizing that he hated her for the simple fact of being different, and therefore less than nothing, she was joined by Cyclops who was concerned for her well-being. The two shared a passionate embrace, unaware the X-Men's Blackbird plane hit Magneto's field and crashed.

   Later that night, as Cyclops slept, Lee was up and worried about Magneto and the global crisis he had caused. Spotting what she thought was a body, she went down to the warf, only to be pulled into the water by Wolverine. Seeing him, Storm and the others, she quickly realized they were the X-Men and happily made their acquaintance. Joined by the equally powerless Cyclops, the X-Men set out to disrupt Magneto's plans.

   Lee joined Shadowcat and Storm in gaining access to Magneto's personal quarters and his computer banks. She admitted to being more than a little nervous, but held her own. Lee stayed with Kitty while Storm moved into Magneto's bedroom, planning to kill him. Before she could carry out her plan, Magneto woke up and tossed her out the window. Thinking Storm dead, he didn't know her cape got caught in a statue on the way down, sparing her life. Even as Magneto imprisoned Lee, Kitty and the other X-Men in makeshift metal cells, Storm climbed back up to his control room and smashed the devices regulating the mutant power negating field. Lee watched as the X-Men fought Magneto to a standstill, before he fled after inadvertently hurting Shadowcat.

(Uncanny X-Men I#168 - BTS) - After the X-Men helped Lee return to civilization, she parted ways with Cyclops and resumed her duties as skipper of the Arcadia. For several months, her life was relatively uneventful.

(Uncanny X-Men I#168) - Faced with some time off, Cyclops decided to look up Lee who was initially very pleased to see him. However, when he started filling her in about what he'd recently been through (meeting his father, the space pirate Corsair for instance) she was decidedly less enthused. Lee admitted to Scott that his life terrified her and that she could never be a part of it. However, if he ever chose to give up superheroing, she'd be there for him. After spending a few enjoyable days with Lee, the lovelorn Scott travelled to Alaska with his father only to meet with Madelyne Pryor, a dead ringer for his first love Jean Grey. Scott immediately forgot all about Aleytys.

(New Mutants I#21 - BTS) - Magneto's asteroid base was destroyed when the young Technarch known as Warlock collided with it upon arriving in the Sol system. Caught off guard, all Magneto could do was erect a forcefield to protect himself as he fell to Earth.

(Uncanny X-Men I#188) - Magneto eventually made landfall in the heart of the Bermuda triangle and would have been eaten by sharks if the Arcadia crew hadn't spotted him in the water. Lee grabbed her binoculars and confirmed there was indeed someone lost at sea, surrounded by sharks. With the Arcadia's nets out, they couldn't come to the rescue, but Lee fired a shark gun to chase away the predators and dove into the sea to rescue him. Frantically fighting off a great white shark, it wasn't until after she'd dragged the victim on board that Lee realized it was Magneto. The severely weakened master of magnetism recognized her as well, announcing to a dumbstruck Lee he was in her debt.

(New Mutants I#23) - Lee took the recovering Magneto back to his old base in the Bermuda triangle, slightly amused by the fact he got seasick on board the Arcadia. Once back on the island, Magneto tried to use his powers again, despite his injuries and suffered the consequences when he was struck by a crippling feedback loop. He pushed away Lee who offered to help, claiming he didn't need any help, let alone from a human. Not so easily swept aside, Lee reminded him that "the master of magnetism" was just an act he put on, while desperately denying "human" emotions like fear and gratitude.

(New Mutants I#24 - (fb) -) - Lee kept Magneto company on his island for several months as he recovered, picking clothing she uncovered from treasure chests spread across the island. Sometimes, she pictured herself as the women the garments originally belonged to.

(New Mutants I#24) - After complimenting Lee on how lovely she looked in her emerald dress, Magneto then told the captain he felt sorry for his recent, boorish behavior. Visibly pained by his admission of guilt, he walked off leaving a slightly bemused Aleytys, who could barely believe the self styled mutant master of magnetism just apologized to a "lowly human" such as herself.

(New Mutants I#26) - Awakened by Magneto's screams in the middle of the night, Lee rushed to his quarters to find him in the grips of a nightmare. The dream was so intense, Magneto unconsciously lashed out with his magnetic powers and even slammed his bed through the wall. magnetically lifting it up into the air. Lee jumped on the bed without a moment's hesitation and woke him up. The sudden shock made him lose control and the duo fell to the ground in the arms of the waiting tide where they shared their first, awkward kiss that soon erupted into a romantic encounter.

(New Mutants I#28) - The morning after their night of passion, Lee was worried about what she'd done. Noticing the statues on the mysterious island, she realized they all depicted a race of alien overlords ruling over humans. Unconsciously linking the aliens to Magneto, his power and his disregard for humanity, she momentarily entertained the notion the world would have been better off if she had let him drown weeks earlier. Just then, Magneto showed up with breakfast for two and lifted her up. Aleytys freaked out, admitting she was scared of him and unsure if what had happened the other night was entirely voluntarily. Stunned and a little hurt, Magneto assured Forrester he cared for and needed her...but she walked away from him anyway.

(New Mutants I#29) - Watching Magneto push his abilities to the limit by lifting one of the island's gigantic statues, Lee was on hand to catch him when he nearly fainted from the effort. They had a frank heart to heart about their earlier altercation and both parties apologized for their actions. Lee and Magneto confessed to one another that they were scared, which Lee saw as fertile grounds for exploring what might lie beyond friendship. But just as they kissed, Lee picked up a broad telepathic message Charles Xavier sent to Magneto. The recently injured Professor X informed Magneto about the Beyonder's presence on Earth, requesting him to lead the X-Men and New Mutants in his place. Magneto immediately started to prepare for this assignment, leaving Aleytys to wonder just who the Beyonder was. 

(Uncanny X-Men I#196 - BTS) - Lee accompanied Magneto back to civilization, and temporarily resided at Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters.

(Uncanny X-Men I#196) - Lee joined Magneto and the X-Men at a local New York deli where Professor Xavier told them he had inadvertently learned a number of students from his Columbia University psychology class were planning a murder. Aleytys couldn't help but notice how uneasy the X-Men still seemed around Magneto, which was something he felt was understandable given how often he had tried to hurt or kill them in the past.

(Uncanny X-Men I#199 - BTS) - At some unrevealed point, Aleytys was kidnapped and replaced by Mystique (Raven Darkholme).

(Uncanny X-Men I#199) - "Aleytys" accompanied Magneto to a reception at the national holocaust memorial in Washington D.C. Revealing her true identity during the ceremony, Mystique assured Magneto the real Lee Forrester was unharmed and quite safe, before calling in the other Freedom Force members in a botched attempt to apprehend him. In the end, Magneto voluntarily gave himself up to stand trial for his past crimes.

(New Mutants I#35 - BTS) - Freedom Force released Aleytys, who returned to Florida to resume her duties as skipper of the Arcadia. The new fishing season was about to start and despite the fact she missed him, she couldn't ignore her responsibilities, which she explained to Magneto in a personal letter written days after he took over for Charles Xavier as headmaster of the School for Gifted Youngsters. To his surprise, Magneto realized he missed her as well and longed to have Lee at his side.

(Marvel Fanfare I#33) - Aleytys and the X-Men joined Magneto for a brief holiday on his Bermuda triangle island. The two lovers reconnected, admitting they missed each other's company. Lee comforted her troubled partner, assuring him that despite his past failings he now had a better, nobler life to lead towards a shared future full of hope. Moments after they shared a passionate embrace, the Chief Examiner attacked the island, animating the various statues and sending them against the X-Men. The statues had a petrifying touch that turned Aleytys and several of the X-Men into stone. After Magneto and Rogue faced down the mysterious alien and forced him to retreat, Lee and the others returned to normal.

(Cable I#11 - BTS) - After his idol Magneto almost killed him, the former Acolyte Senyaka was out for revenge. He decided the best way to strike back at the master of magnetism was by killing those near and dear to him. Aleytys Forrester was high on his list, and he travelled to Shark Bay where Lee was preparing the Arcadia for her next trip to the Atlantic fishing grounds.

(Cable I#11) - Unknown to Lee, the life energy draining Senyaka was lurking in the harbor. His coils snared Lee's associate Paolo, dragging the man down and feasting on his energies and remarking that every death made him stronger. (see comments)

(Cable I#12 (fb) ) - On March 5th, 1994 (topical) the Arcadia headed out to sea. However, near the Ponce De Leon Bay, Senyaka made his presence known and started killing off the crew one by one. He made sure Aleytys was his last victim, but wasn't aware she had secretly managed to send a distress call to the X-Men.

(Cable I#12 - BTS) - Cable's instruments picked up Lee's distress signal and even though it was intended for the X-Men, he decided to bodyslide to Florida to check it out.

(Cable I#12) - When she was the only one left alive on the Arcadia, Captain Forrester managed to enrage Senyaka by shooting him with a flare gun. The villain threw her into the bay waters, allowing her to escape into the Florida glades. There, she ran into Cable who had little time to listen to her story before Senyaka showed up to finish what he had started. Figuring he was more than a match for the former Acolyte, Cable underestimated his foe and almost fell prey to his energized coils that short-circuited most of his computer systems, including his bodysliding capabilities.

   Lee rescued him by hitting Senyaka from behind with a large piece of wood. Together they fled deeper into the glades. Resting for a moment, Lee asked Cable to tell her of Magneto, but got upset when she realized very little remained of the man she'd once loved. Just then, Senyaka attacked once more but Cable managed to use his telekinesis to stab the villain through the heart with a number of wooden spikes he had prepared to compensate for his malfunctioning technology. Making sure he was dead, Cable and Lee resumed their way towards civilization.

(Cable I#14 (fb) ) - The demon S'ym was planning a new Inferno event by linking Limbo to Earth once more. In order to achieve this, he increased the nexus of all realities near Citrusville. When Belasco learned of his former servant's plan, he decided to recruit the son of the Goblin Queen (Cable) to stop S'ym. Belasco enlisted the help of D'Spayre as well. The eager minor demon begged for a chance to take on Cable, especially when he learned the mutant was accompanied by his former victim Lee Forrester.

(Cable I#13) - D'Spayre manipulated Lee and Cable as they continued their way through the Florida marshlands, hounding and herding them along using freak weather events. Hoping to taste her anxieties and despair once more, D'Spayre even forced Lee to relive her father Jock's suicide along the way. Cable helped her fight the fear by kissing her, in an attempt to give Lee something real to hold on to. The strategy worked and D'Spayre was beaten back, only to give way to Belasco, who finally chose to get involved personally.

(Cable I#14) - After hearing Belasco recount his plans for Cable and the complicated backstory that led to this situation, an exasperated Lee wondered out loud how she ever ended up with these people. When Cable dared to mouth off, Belasco used his magics to torture Lee and melt her mouth together unless Cable complied. Before long, Cable and Lee watched as S'ym showed up to fight Belasco. Casually tossing him aside once he learned Cable was the Goblin Queen's son, S'ym shifted his attention to Cable and Lee. Oddly enough, the demon's weak spot proved to be a wooden stick. As S'ym melted away, Belasco appeared again to restore the Nexus of all Realities to normal and close the portal to Limbo that S'ym had tried to open. He then took his leave, just as Cable's body sliding technology came back online, allowing them to teleport away (see comments).

(X-Men Unlimited I#9 - BTS) - With the fishing business in an unexplained slump, Lee's trusted right hand man Paolo left the Arcadia to work on the Biloxi Belle. The ship soon disappeared, captured by Bloodscream who added the vessel and its crew to his mind-controlled "ghost flotilla", which he used patrolling the Bermuda triangle as part of a deal he struck with Belasco. Only Paolo managed to escape on a raft.

(X-Men Unlimited I#9) - Aleytys spotted Paolo's raft and brought her old friend on board. Crazed and near exhaustion, he hid below decks, spouting vague warnings about a vampire called Bloodscream that gave Captain Forrester sufficient reason to call in the X-Men for assistance. Soon, Beast, Psylocke and Wolverine arrived in Shark Bay and set out on board the Arcadia to investigate Paolo's claims. Before long they discovered Bloodscream's ghost fleet. The vampire and his men attacked the Arcadia, with Lee helping to fight off their assailants with her sniper rifle. Guided by Wolverine's enhanced senses, Lee steered the Arcadia in pursuit of Bloodscream. This led them to Magneto's old island base in the Bermuda Triangle which had been reappropriated by Belasco. He planned to use the magic of his emerald prism to open a gateway into the N'Garai dimension where he would use Bloodscream's ghost fleet to conquer and subjugate the demons in preparation for an all-out attack on Earth. However, Lee managed to shoot the prism. Her well-placed shot shattered the crystal and ended the threat.

(Uncanny X-Men I#386 - BTS) - Lee and the crew of the Arcadia were surprised at sea by the fast approaching hurricane Sam. Before they could get to port, they were caught in the middle of it. Lee signalled the coastguard for help, who dispatched a Hercules search and rescue plane that got overwhelmed en route by the weather event as well.

(Uncanny X-Men I#386) - Lee's fear and desperation were picked up by Phoenix (Jean Grey), who turned out to be sensitive towards Forrester's emotional state due to the psychic link she had with Cyclops. Rallying the X-Men to save both the Arcadia and the rescue plane, Storm, Rogue and Cable went off to sea while Jean, Beast and Gambit remained on the shore to provide back-up. After reaching the Arcadia, there was a little time for catching up until the storm hit full force. Cable and Lee got reacquainted with Nathan wondering why Lee never mentioned she knew his father Cyclops. Lee admitted it simply hadn't come up, but she now realized how much Cable reminded her of Cyclops in the way he looked and acted. After rescuing the coastguard crew from their failing aircraft, Storm, Cable and Rogue steered the Arcadia towards the relative calm of the eye of the hurricane. Once there, the X-Men decided to airlift the Arcadia to safety.

(Uncanny X-Men I#387 - BTS) - The effort of transporting the Arcadia safely over the hurricane and across 15 miles severly taxed Cable, Rogue and Storm. Along with the rescued air crew, they were admitted to a hospital near New Orleans' French Quarter.

(Uncanny X-Men I#387) - Visiting Paolo and the X-Men in the hospital, Lee finally met Jean Grey. She told her how sorry she was about Cyclops' death and how she'd always wished him nothing but happiness.

(X-Men III#17 (fb) ) - Billionaire industrialist George Stanislaus became obsessed with the idea of exploiting the natural resources of other dimensions. He built a dimensional gateway in the Bermuda triangle and constructed the exploratory vessel Nostromo. Figuring he needed an experienced crew, Stanislaus hired Lee Forrester to captain the ship. Also part of the crew: Skull the Slayer who agreed to act as a tour guide to the prehistoric alternate Earth he visited once and got his alien power belt from.

(X-Men III#16 - BTS) - With Stanislaus and Skull the Slayer on board, Lee set off through Stanislaus' dimensional portal. However, moments after arriving in the alternate dimension, she crashed the Nostromo. Stuck, with no way to return, Lee and Skull managed to construct a rescue buoy they sent back, containing an holographic plea for help adressed to Scott Summers.

(X-Men III#17 (fb) ) - Time flowed differently in this other dimension. While only a few hours had passed since the arrival of the buoy on Earth, over three years had passed there. Over the years, Lee and the others learned of the pristine planet's native people, the Kaddak. They were already threatened in their existence by the alien, lizard-like invaders known as the Scorpius. When the ambitious Stanislaus couldn't handle the fact Skull was a more well-respected, natural leader than he was, he defected to the Scorpius who started openly threatening the Earthers. By that time Lee and Skull had become romantically involved. He was understandably worried when Lee went out on her own to befriend the Kaddak, hoping to bring them in as allies in their fight against the Scorpius.

(X-Men III#16) - The Future Foundation encountered Lee's dimensional buoy while on a class trip in the Bermuda Triangle. The FF called in the X-Men and both teams decided to join forces. Using a special submarine supplied by Stanislaus Industries, the heroes managed to travel to the world where Lee was supposed to be. There they encountered Skull the Slayer who told them Lee had gone missing.

(X-Men III#17) - After Skull informed the heroes about the current situation, they decided to split up. A contingent of X-Men and FF'ers visited Stanislaus in the Scorpius stronghold, only to ambushed and imprisoned. Pixie meanwhile teleported Wolverine, Thing and Skull to the nearest Kaddak outpost where they were immediately assaulted by the warrior class Kaddak. The fighting was interrupted by members of the psychic Kaddaks who were ready to kill the heroes, if not for Lee's timely intervention. She berated Skull and the others for blundering in, just as she was finalizing a peace treaty.

(X-Men III#18) - The Kaddak decided that with the X-Men and the FF at their side, they could finally strike back at the technologically superior Scorpius. The mental abilities of the Kaddak were severely limited in the Scorpius' stronghold because of an artificial psi-dampener. Lee suggested they scouted the place first, possibly finding a way to knock out the psi-dampeners as well. Figuring Cyclops, Emma and the others were bound to be prisoners of the Scorpius, the heroes had added incentive. However, the Scorpius emperor, wielding an immensely powerful alien orb, single-handedly beat both the Kaddak and Earth's heroes. Only Pixie and Lee managed to escape.

(X-Men III#19) - Emboldened by desperation and youthful optimism, Pixie teleported herself and Lee into the Scorpius detention center and managed to free Cyclops, Emma and the others. They also succeeded in disrupting the psi-dampener, allowing the Kaddak to use all their powers in a renewed assault on the Scorpius. Joining the X-Men, FF and Skull in the final confrontation against the Scorpius emperor, Lee watched as Doctor Doom used magic to stun the alien long enough to remove the energy orb that empowered him. With the Scorpius defeated, Doom then planned to use the orb to power the gateway home, but both superteams insisted he couldn't be trusted with the artifact. Skull offered to stay behind and protect the planet, asking Lee to wield the orb. She accepted and saw the two teams off, thanking them once again for coming to her aid.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Terry Austin (inks).

More than any of the women Chris Claremont cast in supporting roles (like Moira MacTaggert, Stevie Hunter and Sharon Friedlander), Aleytys acted like a typical love interest to whatever alpha-type male happened to be around. Cyclops, Magneto, Cable and finally ending up with Skull the Slayer, it's safe to say that gentlemen still prefer blondes...or that blondes have more fun, there's something to be said for both cliches.

Regarding the events in Cable, which saw Lee lose Paolo and the other members of the Arcadia crew to Senyaka, only to have them show up alive and well a year down the line: I'd like to offer the notion that Senyaka's killing spree was actually an elaborate illusion generated by D'Spayre. Having tasted her fears before, he was already aware of her presence and decided to come back for seconds. In fact, one might even make the case that D'Spayre had a larger reason for scaring her. If you buy into Belasco's claims that D'Spayre was working with him, having him trick Lee into calling the X-Men only aided the villain's overall scheme to stop S'ym from manipulating the Nexus of all Realities (which Lee happened to be conveniently close to). Man, those early 90s issues of Cable have so many mysterious villains running around spouting vague threats, mysterious clues and acting nebulous motivations anything's possible.

Also: Turning a relatively unique character like Lee Forrester into a cheap Shanna the She-Devil knockoff was a bad move in my book. If you want a pretty blonde in a leotard bra ruling over a prehistoric jungle filled with alien tech alongside her lover, get Ka-Zar and Shanna, not Lee and Skull. For my money, it's an uninspired move to force a perfectly fine character to become something she really isn't. And the less said about Lee wielding what basically amounts to an Infinity Gem the better. Are we sure this isn't another one of D'Spayre's pranks?

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X-Men III#17, p19, pan1 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#143, p6, pan7 (first appearance)
Uncanny X-Men I#144, p7, pan5&6 (Lee meets D'Spayre)
Uncanny X-Men I#149, p17, pan3 (Lee dressed for dinner)
Uncanny X-Men I#168, p10, pan2 (Lee and Cyclops argue)
New Mutants I#23, p10, pan5&6 (tossed aside by Magneto)
New Mutants I#28, p7, pan6&7 (breakfast for two)
Marvel Fanfare I#33, p5, pan2 (Lee and Magneto)
Cable II#12, p14, pan2 (Meets Cable)
X-Men III#19, p21, pan6 (remain with Skull)

Uncanny X-Men I#143 (March, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (writer, pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#144 (April, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Brent Anderson (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#145 (May, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones, Danny Fingeroth (editors)
Uncanny X-Men I#146 (June, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#147 (July, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#148 (August, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#149 (September, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#150 (October, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Josef Rubinstein, Bob Wiacek (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#168 (April, 1983) - Chris Claremont (writer), Paul Smith (pencils) Bob Wiacek (inks), Louise Jones, Danny Fingeroth (editors)
New Mutants I#21 (November, 1984) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils, inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#188 (December, 1984) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
New Mutants I#23 (January, 1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils, inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
New Mutants I#24 (February, 1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils, inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
New Mutants I#26 (April, 1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils, inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
New Mutants I#28 (June, 1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils, inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
New Mutants I#29 (July, 1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils, inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#196 (August, 1985) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#199 (November, 1985) - Chris Claremont (Writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Marvel Fanfare I#33 (July, 1987) - Chris Claremont (writer), June Brigman (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Al milgrom, Joanne Spaldo (editors)
Cable I#11 (May, 1994) - Glenn Gerdling (writer), M.C. Wyman (pencils), Mark Farmer, Hilary Barta, John Lowe, Kevin Conrad, Bud LaRosa, Scott Hanna, Denis Rodier (inkers), Lisa Patrick, Bob Harras (editors)
Cable I#12 (June, 1994) - Scott Lobdell, Glenne Herdling (writers), Mike Miller (pencils), Will Conrad, Scott Hanna, Mike Sellers (inkers), Lisa Patrick, Bob Harras (editors)
Cable I#13 (July, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Steve Skroce (pencils), Will Conrad, Keith Champagne (inkers), Lisa Patrick, Bob Harras (editors)
Cable I#14 (August, 1994) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Steve Skroce (pencils), Mike Sellers (inks), Lisa Patrick, Bob Harras (editors)
X-Men Unlimited I#9 (December, 1995) - Larry Hama (writer), Val Semeiks (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#386 (November, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Thomas Derenick (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#387 (December, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Tim Townsend(inks), Mark Powers, Pete Franco (editors)
X-Men III#16 (October, 2011) - Victor Gischler (writer), Jorge Molina (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe, Jordan White, Daniel Ketchum (editors)
X-Men III#17 (November, 2011) - Victor Gischler (writer), Jorge Molina (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men III#18 (November, 2011) - Victor Gischler (writer), Mirco Pierfederici (pencils, inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men III#19 (December, 2011) - Victor Gischler (writer), Jorge Molina (pencils, inks), Norman Lee, Terry Pallot (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 11/20/2013
Last updated: 11/20/2013

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