Alias




Northstar
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Jean-Paul Beaubier


Alias

Jean-Paul Martin


Occupation

Acrobat

Actor

Adventurer

Businessman

Novelist

Professional Snow Skier

Thief

Trapeze Artist


Legal Status
Citizen of Canada with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Montreal, Quebec
Group Affiliation

Alpha Flight

Hydra

Secret Defenders

X-Men


Base of Operations
Montreal, Quebec
Height
5' 11"
Weight
185 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Mutation resulting in mental and physical adaptations enabling supersonic speed and flight (Mach 10); superhuman strength, stamina and agility.An exceptional acrobat and snow skier.


Note: Physical contact with twin sister Maria (Aurora) enables ability to create a radiant burst of light.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies
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Regularly Appearing

Alpha Flight Vol. 1

Uncanny X-Men


First Appearance
X-Men Vol. 1 #120 (June, 1974)
Creator
Chris Claremont & John Byrne
Origin

Jean-Paul Beaubier was orphaned and separated from his twin sister Jeanne-Marie as an infant.


Beaubier's career as a champion snow skier brought him to the attention of the Canadian defense department, Department H, and he was contacted by James Hudson (Guardian I). Hudson had met Jeanne-Marie (Aurora) years earlier and when Jean-Paul learned he had a twin sister he could not resist joining Alpha Flight, assuming the name Northstar.