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Opening Biography of Designate: Northstar. . .
Code Name: Northstar
Real Name: Jean-Paul Beaubier
Former Group Affiliation: Canadian Olympic Ski Team
Former Occupation: Amateur Skier
Legal Status: Citizen of Canada with no criminal record. In the US on a student visa.
Place of Birth:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Jean-Claude Beaubier (father, deceased), Jean-Marie Beaubier(mother, deceased), Marius Martin (foster father, deceased), Laurie Martin (foster mother), Jeanne-Marie Beaubier (twin sister, whereabouts unknown)
Weight: 165 lbs.
Hair: Black with a patch of white in the front
Racial/Ethnic Background: French Canadian
Distinguishing Features: Slightly pointed ears
First Appearance: Ultimate X-Men #15
Powers/Skills: Northstar's has the ability to fly at great speeds. He can easily break the sound barrier and reach speeds of about Mach 2. While he also possesses extrodinary human relfexes and agility, they are no way near enough to compensate for such speeds. Jean-Paul's powers have greatly altered his basic human physiology. Because of his incredible metabolism, Jean-Paul's body gives off ambient light as a waste product. He never has to use the bathroom in any normal sense. Looking carefully, there is a soft glow constantly radiating from him. Through his training, Jean-Paul has learned that he has a limited control over this light. He has demonstrated the ability to manipulate its intensity. Short bursts of blinding light are possible, but they through his metabolism out of balance and leave him feeling burnt out. It remains one of his more mysterious mutations in which he seeks further training in.
History: .When Jean-Paul and Jeanne-Marie were still infants, their parents were killed in a car accident. With no other relatives to take them in, the twins were entered into foster care where they were seperated. Jean-Paul was given to an older rich couple, the Martins, who were unable to conceive a child when they were younger. They had just entered retirement but had a desire to raise a child like their own, an opportunity they had missed out on in the past. With their days uncluttered by demanding jobs, they gave Jean-Paul all the attention and love a child could ever want. Jean-Paul grew up with a wonderful childhood. The Martins homeschooled Jean-Paul, striving to give him an excellent education and carefully tutored the young child on a broader variety of topics. In addition to French and English, he recieved instruction in Latin, Spanish, and Portuguesse. The Martins were never shy with their money and would supplement Jean-Paul's education with trips to Europe, South American, and Asia so he could better learn the launguages and different cultures. He was given full leeway to pursue any sports and hobbies he found to his liking. While he turned out to be a brave young boy who would try just about anything, Jean-Paul found a particular liking in the sport of skiing. Every winter he would beg and plead for the Martins to take him to some new and exciting resort with untried slopes. Another hobby in which Jean-Paul grew to love was art. Touring the museums of France and England, the young Jean-Paul was dazzled by the creativity and filled with ambition. Over the years he tried his hand at various art forms but eventually found his calling in realistic pencil sketchings. Jean-Paul's wonderous fairy tale upbrining did not come with out its own price. He never had much regular interaction with children his own age. Spending so much time with his foster parents, he grew to have an abnormal attachment to them. In result, Jean-Paul had few if any friends to call his own. As he grew older into his teen age years, Jean-Paul's love of skiing lead him to take formal lessons and enter into contests. He would fly all over the United States, Canada, and Europe to compete in junoir skiing leagues. He was indeed talented with many years of varied experience, and so he won his share of matches. The Martins could barely contain their pride. When he was fifteen, he tried out for the Canadian Olympics Ski team. He demonstrated tremendous promise, and was adopted into their training programs. After a few years he would eventually compete for the team on an actual Olympic level. But that dream never came. The next year, sometime after his sixteenth birthday, Jean-Paul's foster father died of a stroke. The event devasted the young teen, so much so he left the ski team. His father was always there to cheer him on, and the absence of that presence, left a void that deeply affected his performance. He returned home with his mother, also deeply saddened by the loss. But at this time, she herself was growing far too old to care for Jean-Paul. To complicate matters, at this time Jean-Paul's skin began to glow and he had periods where his body leviated in mid air. The signs of his mutant heritage were emerging brought on my the stress of loosing a loved one. His mother took Jean-Paul to the best doctor she could find to discover the cause of these strange pheonomenom. After a DNA test, it was confirmed that Jean-Paul was a mutant. Laurie Martin was again saddened, but she loved her son fiercely. She investigated special schools or out reach programs for her son and discovered the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, the best place money could buy. As soon as a student visa was secured, Jean-Paul was shipped off to the private boarding school to recieve the training and special training his mother could no longer provide.
Personality: .Jean-Paul seems rather aloof. He is uncomfortable in crowds and around people he does not know very well. One on one, or with just a few people, he is able to handle himself much better. His overprotective and sheltered upbrining has stunted his sociability, making it hard for him to make new friends. He is used to a more wordly and upper class culture which is vastly different from the normal average teenager, and so it is hard for him to relate. He also has the tendency to come off as somewhat arrogant. In his mind, he has experienced so much in the world and tends to disregard the mundane lives of the typical teenager as inferior. With the few people he gets to know very well, he forms strong bonds with them and values their friendship immensly.