Saturday, November 29, 2008

Polaris just can't catch a break


Ah, Uncanny X-men # 254 & 255... A sequel to issue 250, of sorts and a guilty pleasure for yours truly. The X-men had pretty much disappeared, died, wandered off or mentally forced by Psylocke to enter the Siege Perilous in order to avoid getting killed by the Reavers. 



Yet, Donald Pierce and his band of cyborg maniacs are hardly people... let alone people that take no for an answer. They wanted to kill some X-men, so they went out to find some. This led them to Moira McTaggert's research lab on Muir Island, where reservists like Banshee and Forge had been residing as of late...

Another former X-man happened to be there as well, Lorna Dane. After having been recently depowered, she went to Muir to gather her thoughts. But on the way there, she also discovered some new powers totally unrelated to her lost gifts of magnetic manipulation.

All of a sudden, she became like a mutant She-Hulk without the green skin. That didn't offer much protection against the Reaver Pretty Boy, tho...


Being raped isn't half as bad when its done by a pretty boy! Anyways... Pretty Boy used his mental powers "rewriting the mental wetware of the brain" to get Polaris to switch sides. Fortunately, Banshee was there to sever the connection just in time.

Still... poor Polaris, before long she was exposed to this...


Ah yes... THIS storyline then. Another new super power popped up that caused everyone around her to act far more agressively and violent. This made her a perfect recepticle for the machinations of the Shadow King.

More about his huge evil scheme next post, but the Shadow King took over Charles Xavier's son Legion and used him to practically enslaved all the super powered folks on Muir... Starting with, you guessed it, Polaris...

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