Magneto III


Nick Name
Civilian ID

Lorna Dane

Note: Lorna Dane is an adopted name, her actual name is unknown but it has been proven via genetic testing that her father is Erik Lehnsherr ( Magneto I).




Mutant Rights Activist

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation




Base of Operations

Berkeley, California

Diablo Mountain, Arizona


Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York

5' 7"
115 lbs.
Eye Color
Dark Green
Hair Color

Light Green

Note: Dyed a more "natural" color when she was young to avoid persecution.

Known Powers

Artificially stimulated latent mutation resulting in ability to manipulate and perceive both natural and artificial electro magnetic fields. Magnetic manipulation can be used to facilitate flight, create magnetic force fields, lift great weights up to 100 tons, manipulate metals into any shape and even effect the iron in the blood of other creatures.

Common Enemies





Regularly Appearing

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1

X-Factor Vol. 1

First Appearance
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #49 (Oct. 1968)
Arnold Drake, Don Heck & Werner Roth

Unaware that she was adopted until she became and adult, Lorna Dane eventually learned through genetic testing that her father is Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto I).

Lorna Dane became associated with the X-Men after she was abducted by the mutant mentalist Mesmero, who was working for the cyborg known as the Machinesmith.

Machinesmith's plan was to use an army of robots impersonating mutant terrorists to loot wealth. One of the robots was disguised as Magneto, who at the time was believed to be dead. Machinesmith hired Mesmero to execute his plan. Using a device similar to Cerebro Mesmero summoned mutants with latent powers to use in Machinesmith's army of Demi-Men.

Dane was the first mutant compelled to Mesmero's desert hideout, where he used a genetic stimulator to activate her latent mutation. Mesmero hypnotized Dane and convinced her that the robotic Magneto was her father. After a conflict with the X-Men, Dane learned the truth and defected from the Demi-Men.

Dane has maintained an occasional relationship over the years with the X-Men assuming the codename Polaris.

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