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Real Name: Jean-Paul Beaubier

Identity/Class: Alternate Earth (Earth-92131) human mutant

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Alpha Flight (Aurora/Jeanne-Marie Beaubier, Puck/Eugene Judd, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski, Shaman/Michael Twoyoungmen, Snowbird/Narya, Vindicator/James Hudson)

Affiliations: Avalanche (Dominikos Petrakis), Blob (Fred J. Dukes), Caliban, Department H, Domino (Neena Thurman), Feral (Maria Callasantos), Heather Hudson, Mystique (Raven Darkholme), Pyro (St. John Allerdyce), Rictor (Julio Richter), Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Warpath (James Proudstar), X-Men (Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan);
    formerly General Chasen

Enemies: General Chasen, Genoshan magistrates (Boone, Leader and unrevealed others), Sentinels, Bolivar Trask

Known Relatives: Jeanne-Marie Beaubier (Aurora, sister)

Aliases: "Frenchy" called by Puck

Base of Operations: Canada

First Appearance: X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Northstar is a mutant who can move and fly at superhuman speed with the potential of reaching near light speeds. When Northstar and his sister Aurora are in contact with each other, usually by holding hands, they can release a cascade of photons, creating momentary bursts of light used to fight and/or blind their opponents.

Height: 5'11" (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Weight: 185 lbs. (presumably same as his 616 counterpart)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black with white streaks

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man" (fb) - BTS) - Northstar and his sister Aurora were drafted onto Canada's premiere superhero team by General Chasen of Department H. They became known as Alpha Flight, consisting of Puck, Sasquatch, Shaman, Snowbird, Vindicator and Wolverine.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man" (fb) - BTS) - Wolverine left Alpha Flight for unknown reasons, moving to the United States where he joined the X-Men.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - Along many other mutants, Northstar and Aurora were apprehended and imprisoned on Genosha. Outfitted with power-dampening collars to prevent them from using their mutant abilities, the imprisoned mutants were made to work as a slave-workers to complete a dam which would power a Sentinel factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Northstar, Feral, Domino and other slave-workers were in for a shock when three of the X-Men: Storm, Gambit and Jubilee were also imprisoned and forced to work alongside them. However, when the Magistrates deactivated the collars Storm immediately tried to escape and was quickly rendered immobile by a Sentinel and placed in the "box" (isolation). Not long after, the slave-workers once again stopped work when the Magistrates noticed a fire in the nearby forest (courtesy of time traveler Cable), to be safe all slave-workers were returned to their cells.

    That night, the slave-workers were woken by the optimistic Jubilee, who escaped her cell and urged the mutants to join an uprising. Northstar and the others refused, believing they would be released when the work on the dam was finished. However, the following morning morale had shifted as the mutants told Jubilee they would join the uprising. Sadly Jubilee's uprising failed when she proved unable to deactivate the power-dampening collars.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" - BTS) - The following day, Gambit acquired the power-dampening collars' key, freed his friends and together agreed to free the slave-workers.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island") - Northstar, Blob, Avalanche and many other slave-workers were shocked when the X-Men returned, successfully deactivating the power-dampening collars. Freed, Northstar, Aurora and the others joined the X-Men in their fight against the Magistrates and Sentinels. Having defeated them, Jubilee urged the former slaves to help them deal with the Sentinel factory. Sunfire, speaking for the former slaves refused reminding her of their last failed uprising and explained they would take over Genosha as a whole after which they left. To deal with the Sentinel factory, Storm then summoned a powerful storm causing the dam to collapse and destroy the factory.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man" (fb) - BTS) - The years following Wolverine's defection, Department H and General Chasen repeatedly tried to duplicate the process that gave Wolverine his adamantium skeleton. With the results less than encouraging, Chasen planned to bring Wolverine "home" to examine the mutant. Chasen contacted Alpha Flight, falsely promising to get Wolverine back so he could work with Alpha Flight again. To do so Heather Hudson asked Wolverine to come and meet her in the Canadian wilderness.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man") - Northstar and the full force of Alpha Flight witnessed Wolverine's arrival and confronted him. Believing he'd fallen into a trap Wolverine attacked his former teammates who quickly retaliated. During the battle that followed Northstar and Aurora joined forces as they picked Wolverine up into the air, hoping he'd stop fighting. Wolverine, however, pushed the siblings' heads together, knocking them out. Not long after the siblings managed to slow Wolverine down long enough for Puck and Sasquatch to strike and take him out. Alpha Flight then brought Wolverine to Department H where General Chasen and Heather Hudson waited to examine the mutant while the team was forced to wait outside.

    Curious to learn what they were doing with Wolverine, Northstar and the others waited outside the lab, eavesdropping, the team learned Chasen wished to remove Wolverine's adamantium. Appalled, Northstar and Alpha Flight bursted into the lab but were countered by Department H's security androids. As the fight went on, Wolverine managed to free himself and after destroying several androids and chase off General Chasen, tried to flee but was stopped by Vindicator who'd kept a grudge ever since Wolverine's defection. Vindicator tried to stop Wolverine but when Wolverine tried to kill the team's leader he was stopped by Heather Hudson. Promised to spare his life, Wolverine threatened to other members of Alpha Flight he wouldn't hold back if they came after him. Northstar and the others watched as Wolverine left Department H.

(X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Phoenix Saga - Part V: Child of Light") - When Earth suffered a multitude of environmental disasters, Northstar and Alpha Flight did their best to help the people of Earth. They were seen saving people near ruins in Athens, Greece during a powerful storm. Northstar, like other heroes of Earth was unaware the disasters were the result of the Shi'ar emperor D'Ken using the M'Kraan Crystal.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne;
    adapted by Mark Edward Edens and AKOM Productions. (see Appearances list for full list of artists)

Northstar was voiced by Rene Lemieux.

When, in 2015's Secret Wars, the Multiverse was destroyed following the incursions of planets it appeared as if Reality-92131 was drafted onto Battleworld as the Westchester domain. All Earth-92131 profiles on the Marvel Appendix reflected that information, however, this has since been debunked with the news that the original X-Men: The Animated Series will receive a brand new season to pick up where the original series ended. As such the reality seen in two volumes of X-Men '92 (2015-2017) now have their own reality-designation. The X-Men '92: House of XCII 2022 series was inspired by both the animated series and Hickman's House of X run but is its own separate reality. Nearly thirty years after X-Men: The Animated Series first debuted the new season will appear on Disney+ in fall 2023.

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X-Men The Art and Making of The Animated Series book, p121 (main image, digitally colored by MarvellousLuke)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man" (catching Wolverine)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Phoenix Saga - Part V: Child of Light" (in Athens)

X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Slave Island" (February 13, 1993) - Mark Edward Edens (writer), Kathi Castillo, Rick Hoberg, Louis Williams (model design), Thibault Descamps, Steve Olds (prop design), Steve Olds (layout design), Jeff Richards, Dennis Venizelos (background design), Flavia Mitman, Trish Medelson (color key design), Dan Gausett, Michael Swanigan, Romeo Francisco, Douglas P. Battle, Clint Taylor, Grey Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, John Ahern, Armando Carillo (storyboard directors), Fred Carillo, Pat Agnasin, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "Repo Man" (November 20, 1993) - Lein Wein (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Steve Olds (prop design), Alfredo Alcala, Cesar Magsombol, Claude Denis, Drew Gentle, Frank Squillace, Ric Chavez, Ric Quiroz, Ted Blackman, Tom Soman, Wayne Schultz, Charles Payne (layout design), Patricia Mendelson, Flavia Mitman, Tania Burton, Allyn Conley, Sparky (color key), Dennis Venizelos (color background), Armando Carillo, Dan Veesenmeyer, Don Manuel, Frank Squillace, Greg Garcia, John Fox, Keith Tucker, Larry Houston, Lewis Williams, Michael Swanigan, Pat Agnasin, Patrick Archibald, Romeo Francisco, Tenny Henson, Vic Dachele (storyboard directors), Alan Gibson, Del Barras, Romeo Lopez, Rudy Mesina, Cesar Magsombal, Steve Simone, Abel Laxamana (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Eric Lewald (story editor)
X-Men: The Animated Series cartoon - "The Phoenix Saga - Part V: Child of Light" (September 9, 1994) - Mark Edens (writer), Frank Brunner, Mark Lewis (model design), Darrel Bowen, Russel Chong, Mark Lewis, Steve Olds, Frank Squillace (prop design), Cesar Magsombol, Frank Squillace, Wayne Schulz, Zhaoping Wei (layout design), Trish Mendelson (color key), Philip Kim, Dennis Venizelos (color backgrounds), Sue Peters (animation director), Patrick Archibald, Francis Barrios, Romeo Francisco, Curt Geda, Greg Garcia, Adrian Gonzales, Rick Hoberg, Larry Houston, Jim Janes, Doug Murphy, Tom Nesbitt, Frank Squillace, Michael Swanigan, Dan Veesenmeyer (storyboards), Patrico Aganasin, Abel Laxamana, Mark Lewis, Romeo Lopez, Tec Manalac, Andre Nieves, Phil Stapleton (storyboard cleanup), AKOM Productions (animation studio), Sharon Janis (editor), Eric Lewald (story editor)

First Posted: 05/31/2020
Last Updated: 03/16/2023

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