Jean-Paul Beaubier and his twin sister, Jeanne-Marie , were orphaned almost immediately after their birth when their parents were killed in a car crash. The twins were taken in by their mother's cousin, however, due to finances, they were forced to send Jeanne-Marie to a private catholic school. Jean-Paul was placed in a foster home at the age of six when his guardians passed away, forcing him to grow up unaware that he even had a sister. During his teen years, Jean-Paul took to stealing and was eventually caught by Raymonde Belmonde.
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Jean-Paul Beaubier was an infant when his parents were killed in a car crash. He was soon adopted by a family named Martin and separated from his twin Jeanne-Marie. When Jean-Paul was six years old history repeated itself, as the Martins too died in an accident and the boy was brought to a foster home. Jean-Paul led a rather lonely childhood, often getting into trouble. As a teen, he attempted to steal from a man named Raymonde Belmonde, who was himself involved in shady dealings.
Jean-Paul Beaubier, alias Northstar, is a mutant capable of moving at incredible speeds. Wiser heads prevailed. Yes, you read that correctly. Being outed as half-elf was apparently still preferable to being confirmed as totally gay. Just wanting to be open about yourself to the wider world was apparently insufficient motivation.
Jean-Paul Beaus is born to a Irish-Utopian family in Genisis Island, but after his parents die in an geotunnel accident during his childhood, he and his twin sister, Diamond, are separated. Jean-Paul is later adopted, but his adopted parents are killed after only a couple of years. Prior to his debut as a vigilante, Beaus competes as a professional skier.