Name:Jean-Paul Beaubier aka Jean_paul Martin
Nicknames:Way too somber for anyone to give him a pet name.
Hair:black with silver streaks
Build:Lean,almost too much so, well muscled. Moves with quiet deliberation,as though he is contaning an impulse to run as far and fast as he can.
Defining Marks (scars, tattoos, etc):Silver streaks in his black hair,pointed ears.Current griefs and what he sees as betrayals have left Northstar drained and sleepless. His face is pale,and drawn.
Dress Style:Civilain:Favors wearing black,and the darkest shades of blue,purple,red and green. Usually in well tailored and top designer clothes. Prefers a casual look to business chic.
Uniform:Midnight blue kevlar fiber bodysuit with white starburst pattern at neck and a compass rose starburst on his right hip.
Mutation:Power(s):(from Uncanny X-Men.net )utilize the random atomic motion found within his molecules to propel his body at superhuman speeds, possesses increased durability in his physical make-up to resist damage and temperature extremes, alter the phase-shift between his molecules and his sister’s upon physical contact, generating a radiant cascade of blinding light in all directions.
Human Skills: Background in gymnastics from trapeze days. During his initial training with "Department H" was given intensive hand-to-hand combat training by Joint Task Force 2 *training cadre. His mutant speed and sports oriented body control/reflexes making him an ideal(in their minds) stealth soldier.His eating habits led him to become a bit of a nutrition fanatic, and from there into gaining cooking skills.
Changes in Physical appearance:None at this time.
Weaknesses: More difficult to injure than a human, but can take any physical damage that a human does.Heals at a normal rate. Has been plagued by a persistant illness. Symptoms include a cough, decreased healing/recovery time, bouts of weakness after use of his powers that have been becoming worse over time. The higher metabolic burn during the use of his abilites requires fuel, so his eating habits reflect that. His bitterness makes him suspect the worst intentions from those around him, he is reluctant to give his trust.
Introvert/Extrovert: Introvert, as of late to the point of reclusiveness.The tradgedy of Joannes abandonment,illness and death became a mirror for him of his own life. Shortly afterJoannes death came the disbanding of Alpha Flight.This merely reinforced his growing belief that human society only tolerates the "different" when it is of use to them and when they have control of it in some way. He applies this perspective to both the mutant and gay labels society has applied to him,and see the abandonment of Joanne as the defining example of the "normal" world.
He feels that all his life he's be chivvied from one definition of who he is --to the next, all for the comfort of "society's" faceless mob.Orphan, mutant, Olympic Champion,gay,superhero--all the labels with their expectations that he feels he is being asked to meet. He wants to be accepted but ...on his terms.Doesn't really know what those terms are sometimes.
On his better days he believes that people need to be saved from themselves, and that he was given his abilites to help them. This has him reaching out, and looking for ways to fulfill this need. Has a deep caretaker streak, once he feels attached to someone he puts himself to the wall for them. People have to work long and hard to gain his trust enough for him to drop his guard. Unless he truly feels and believes they need his help or protection.
Will ally himself to causes that seem to be motivated to bettering life, and despite what he sees as repeated betrayals in the past, he continues to search for a cause to part of.Ses no reason why he shouldn't benefit from using his talents.
He's very sensitive about his ears, and the best way to get a caustic remark from him is to ask about them.
Very dry sense of humor.Seldom smiles as of late. When he does smile, it's bright.honest and gives him a bright boyish look.Presents an aloof and vain exterior to the world,has a bit of a superiority/victim complex. Not above humiliating someone who annoys him.
Goals/Dreams: At this point, he conciously has none. Subconciously he never stops searching for the love and peace , the sense of fellowship that Belmonde had revealed to him as a boy. It's why he keeps reaching out;albiet dysfunctionally.
Quirks/Habits: Fussy eating habits, prefers to cook for himself. Distant, hard to get to know.
Likes: Skiiing, but has been avoiding that as of late. Has taken up snowboarding,usually alone. Has a stash of FarSide & Caivin and Hobbes books Likes frozen Snickers bars, a game of chess with someone who knows how to play. Reads anything by Piers Anthony,Blue Adept series his favorite, also Larry Niven. Watching Who's Line Is It Anyway?" tosses him completely out of his broody, shadow lurking moods. Laughs hystericallyMakes a mean lasagne.
Dislikes:Trite conversation, flattery, Fast food.Bob & Doug McKenzie, Wal-Mart, Reality shows, Lord of the Rings and Vulcan references.Brittany Spears.People who think they know the "mutant experience" "gay experience" yada yada. Stupid people in general.
First Impression: Aloof and emotionally remote, he comes off as haughty in his best moments,an insensitve super-critical SOB at his worst. His razor sharp way of speaking keeps most people at bay.Does not suffer fools gladly.
Philosophy of Life:At bedrock belief level, Jean-Paul is sincere in his belief that his mutant talents are gifts to be used to help people depsite the fact that they are ungrateful when he does.
Personal History:Canon history at Uncanny X-Men.net.
This Northstar's history deviates from canon in that I am not acknowledging AF issues #44-86, the entire Norse God story arc. I'm a card carrying Viking.....(elves *winces*)
Jeanne-Marie Beaubier / Aurora (twin sister),
Joanne (adoptive daughter, deceased),
Louis Martin (adoptive father, deceased)
Family Relationships: His sister Aurora is a constant in his life (willing to work with anyone applying for her regarding char relationships and alter this if needed) but is refusing to have contact with him over the way he left Alpha Flight which she saw as abandoning her. He will not speak about her at this time,but it's another raw wound in his life.
Discovery of mutation (include age and reactions of current family/friends) Age 13 Raymonde Belemonde, a surrogate father figure, Belemonde helps Jean-Paul work through his fears and instill in him the belief that mutant talents are "gifts from God".
Personal Relationships:Jean-Paul has always gravitated to people outside the norm of society, the circus provided a setting where his differences were celebrated even welcomed...but, only as entertainment. In the FLQ he saw his own struggle to be recognized as a being independant of expectations and conformity. He was rapidly dis-illusioned and felt betrayed by the groups methods.His sister, the only person that he has been able to maintain a long term relationship is fraught with chaos. He seems to live for her lucid moments.Alpha Flight has been reformed and broken so many times he has no sense of security there,at one point sacrficing their fellowship because of a rift with Aurora.
Sexuality:Prefers a male love interest. Torn between the need to control and a release from his emotional pain, he's been delving into the BDSM culture.
Relationship experience (include sexual experienceT)ime after time,Jean-Paul would dare to love only to have the people he loved destroyed by tragedy. His adoptive parents then Raymonde Belemonde's(the father-figure he can recall who loved him unconditionally),deaths left him equating love with loss and pain. He has formed friendships, which do not evolve into intimacy (Rogue) and Kara Killgrave's (Purple Girl) attempt to control him into being what she wanted him to be twisted his perception of love further.He has a tendency to be attracted to men he knows he cannot have.Unable to let his guard down enough to have a meaningful relationship has had a series of short lived, shallow and sexually based encounters. These he conceals and then promptly forgets when they're over. As of late he's been cruising for partners with "rougher" tastes in sexual contact as his sexual habits have taken a darker bent.
Particular friends/enemies:Friends: Knows Logan from early Alpha Flight days (will alter for RP if needed) staying out of contact with Alpha Flight members for the moment.
*In reality is Canada's elite Special Forces Department