Here on my day off would like to discuss something very important about my girl who finally returned (even though she’s been in several issues from different time of era and even from the future) to the prime timeline. I know there’s been plenty of threads on this but like mine, none :)
I think we all knew this was coming!!
A great moment from Lorna and Alexander to reunite after almost 6 years of their split. Did someone really think they would never meet again? Was this a bombshell? Definitely not for new readers. Therefore, I trusted her (@cullenbunn) and had no doubt the Bombshell is awaiting on the next Issue of X-Men Blue #9, #10, #11 and so. Overall, I have no problem seeing them on the same panel or working things out. I always thought she should be a Summers just like Jean.
Let’s begin with her major text that I can clear that out for you :)
I’m sure a myriad of questions were drifting throughout some new readers’ mind and may wonder what she means and for those who know may come up with speculations. Let’s go by the fact which can explain the major impact of her text where people can bitch and complain but all in all I’m really excited about her articulate speaking… really excited. At least Lorna has moments where she actually gets serious.
What’s wrong with her lines? Honestly though, that’s one of the most badass lines I ever heard. To those who don’t know, Polaris and Havok are one of the oldest and longest standing power couples in X-Men lore. I love all the character interactions and to just ignore their past and not have this couple seeing each other or on the same panel, would make no sense. Making her any different would be out of character. Havok fell in love with teammate Lorna Dane, better known as Polaris and after a brief time with the team they decided to retire and have a normal life. But this was never meant to be as the Marauders began attacking them. Because of that Lorna became possessed by the entity known as Malice, who forced her to attack the X-Men as the Marauders’ new leader. Alex had no choice but to fight her, with help from the X-Men. Havok spent some time in Genosha away from the X-Men again. Eventually accepted an offer to lead the second group of X-Factor, a government-funded mutant agency, of which Lorna was a member as well. They have been through thick and thin and survived the worst, especially Lorna.
Polaris and Havok have been through a lot while being separated for 6 straight years. So I’m sure there are some unfinished explanations that need to be addressed. Like Havok and Wasp, Polaris and Magneto, 2 groups of people that were trying to save the world in 2 different timelines. Again, Polaris and Havok are one of the longest standing power couples through the whole Marvel universe and that bond would make for some story fodder for a future film. Since the films handle Magneto’s powers so well, there might as well be two Masters of Magnetism. Polaris is one of the oldest X-Men characters yet to make an appearance in a film (only tv show), but let’s face it, it’s Lorna Dane’s lineage that make her potential inclusion in a future movie so compelling.
I didn’t really get the sense that they were done, honestly. They still obviously care about each other immensely, they just need and want to be in different places at this point in their lives. It was a weird “break-up” more of a let’s just cool off for a bit. Heck, Havok said he wanted Lorna with him when he was initially leaving. Lorna refused to leave with Alexander and stood leading the X-Factor’s team on her own. She has kept herself romantically distant since her return.
For a long time Havok joined the Uncanny Avengers while Polaris led her own team on All new X-factor. Both went on their own way and yes… Polaris was on her own and still is (she was not a “foil” to anyone). After Polaris pieced together her entire origin, they separated shortly after that and she was not seen with Havok ever since.
As much as I love both of them, it’s going to be interesting to see them work things out. I can’t think of a single relationship now in the Marvel Universe that is still together. Other than Cloak and Dagger, and that’s more cause their powers balance out. I mean, where’s the love, the commitment? It’s a very strange time in Marvel right now. I’ll be fine with her and Havok coming back together if he’s written well but this is not what the story in X-men blue is about.
The other important thing I would like to point out is… and I will repeat… her entry is badass! Everything about her is badass! You can’t deny she’s Magneto’s daughter. Not only I’m looking at how she erupted into the scene but also looking at some major subtext description.
Look at the description, LOOK AT IT and how delightful to know :)
Let’s not forget when she first appeared, she was introduced as Magneto’s daughter and for god’s sake, people need to be reminded for those who keep complaining that she’s “the forgotten daughter”. Well this time Marvel is going to assure people that she was not forgotten and that’s the book’s response.
I can’t come up with a lot of assumptions since this was the last page of the subject. The big event is yet to come where we will further see her description as Polaris aka Lorna Dane aka Mistress of Magnetism and yes… the daughter of Magneto because it’s the only family (parent) she has. Is crystal clear what Marvel wants is for those who don’t know (and keep bitching), that she is in fact the daughter of one of the most iconic, most popular and recognizable characters of the Marvel Universe and perhaps one of the most important. I can get the sense why some of you envy Lorna.
I literally don’t have a problem with Polaris and Magneto’s interaction. The dynamic relationship between a father and daughter is a complex one. I mean, don’t tell me nobody loves to see their interaction. Most of us wish to see this more often while some would like to use it to downgrade Polaris with the assumption of “Polaris only being a thin foil to Magneto or Havok”. Get your shit straight. Do you people like to see Polaris and Magneto interactions or do you not. That said, there are no room for assumptions. Let’s explore what takes place in her mind, emotions, and psyche through the powerful dynamics that occur between a father and a daughter. Is there anyone who disagrees with me?
Same with Polaris and Havok.
I’d support Havok-Polaris
because they come from way back.
They’ve also become the couple most prominently featured in every adaption of the franchise. The two served together on three different incarnations of X-Factor, but their desire to be on different superhero teams eventually led to their breakup. When Havok left X-Factor to lead the Avengers Unity Squad, Polaris stayed behind and took control of the X-team. The two have yet to reconcile.
Since her separation with Havok, She has been allowed to appear in
Marvel Now: All New X-Factor (2014)
Axis: All New X-Factor (tie-in (2015)
Secret Wars: Magneto Solo book (2015)
Secret Wars: House of M (2015)
Secret Wars: Inferno (cameo (2015)
Secret Wars: X-Men ‘92 (cameo (2015)
Battleworld: Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde (cameo (2015)
Uncanny X-Men (cameo + where we discovered she was still alive. Also her name was briefly mentioned (2016)
Deadpool and the Mercs for Money (IvX tie-in (2017)
X-Men Blue (current (2017)
These are what I can count off the top of my head and in every single one of those series, Lorna has been mainly on her own. Of course, interactions are very important when it comes to stories. There will be times when Lorna will interact with her father because that’s her father. Same with Havok because that’s the love of her life and are (still) very deeply in love. What can you say about a couple that first met back in the ‘60s at the tail-end of the initial Silver Age X-Men run, and have been romantically involved for almost all of the time since then? A couple who split in 2012. I’m talking about 43 years on average, they weighed in on everything from how to find the right person to what keeps the spark alive. This is more of a hypocrisy for those saying “Polaris shouldn’t be with Havok” “Polaris shouldn’t be with her father” but those are the most interesting interactions if you ask me. From what I can see Lorna shouldn’t be with, or interact with, anyone. “They” claim that Lorna interacting with them will “destroy” or take “away” her characterization (nonsense). So they go along with their criticism but when Lorna wasn’t interacting with any of them and she was on her own (take All New X-Factor as an example) “they” were still criticizing and even wanted more. How hypocrite is that, right? They use excuses and expectations, but, after all, they are irrelevant.
Overall, the X-Men Blue #8 was spectacular, more than amazing. Lorna made a huge comeback and what’s literally in store for us is that we should wait without jumping to conclusions. Lorna is playing a huge part in the next few issues. Mark my word.
That feel when someone you love casually talks shit about themselves and you want to just grab them by the shoulders and be like WHO? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?? Just so you can pay that motherfucker a visit with a snooker ball in a pop sock for making this amazing and wonderful person feel like less than they are because how dare they mark them this way?
— Lee Burley (Alex’s father) / Mark Burley (co-exec. producer)
— Lorna Morello / Lauren Morelli (writer)
— ‘Yoga’ Jones / Nick Jones (writer)
…. and this one I just noticed a few weeks ago. …
— Alex Vause / Alex Regnery & Hartley Voss (writers)!
(A little sidenote: Alex actually mentions Regnery by name in episode 1x11 when she asks Piper to be her little spoon; Piper is afraid of getting caught, but Alex reassures her it’s ok because “Regnery’s on duty again.” :)