Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the twin brother of Aurora. Through his mutation, Northstar gains superhuman powers, which he uses for the betterment of society. Although originally a member of Alpha Flight, a fictional team of Canadian superhumans, Northstar is later portrayed as a member of the X-Men. He is one of the first openly gay superheroes in American comic books, and the first openly gay character to come out in a book published by Marvel Comics. He married his partner, Kyle Jinadu, in Astonishing X-Men #51, published June 27, 2012.
Powers and Stats
Name: Jean-Paul Beaubier, Northstar
Origin: Marvel Comics
Age: Late 20s to early 40s
Classification: Human Mutant
Powers and Abilities: Can control and manipulate kinetic energy as well as his molecules to grant super speed, reflexes, durability, regeneration, light generation, concussive blasts, and flight, is also a skilled martial artist
Attack Potency: Unknown
Speed: Relativistic+ (Usually stays around Mach 10, but can potentially reach up to 99% of the speed of light)
Lifting Strength: Peak Human
Range: Melee range, several kilometers with light and blast
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable
Intelligence: Intelligent combatant, was also a teacher at the Xavier Institute
Weaknesses: Early version could only generate light when in contact with his twin sister Aurora, at his higher speeds he can severely damage both himself and the environment
Other: This profile covers the Marvel 616 version of Northstar
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