Professional Snow Skier
|Citizen of Canada with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
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.
Alpha Flight Vol. 1
|X-Men Vol. 1 #120 (June, 1974)|
|Chris Claremont & John Byrne|
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.