Lorelei (Mutate)

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Lorelei
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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Men #63 (December, 1969)
Created by Roy Thomas
Neal Adams
In-story information
Alter ego Lani Ubana
Species Savage Land Mutate
Team affiliations Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
Savage Land Mutates
Abilities Hypnosis

Lorelei (Lani Ubana[1]) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe whose first appearance was in X-Men #63.

Publication history[edit]

Lorelei first appeared in X-Men vol. 1 #63 (December 1969), and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams.

The character subsequently appears in Avengers vol. 1 #105 (November 1972), Defenders vol. 1 #15-16 (September–October 1974), Uncanny X-Men #104 (April 1977), Champions #17 (January 1978), Super-Villain Team-Up #14 (October 1977), Marvel Fanfare vol. 1 #1-4 (March–September 1982), Captain America #415-417 (May–July 1993), X-Men: The Hidden Years #4 (March 2000), Cable & Deadpool #49 (March 2008), and Marvel Comics Presents #6-7 (April–May 2008).

Lorelei appeared as part of the "Savage Land Mutates" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Lorelei is a Savage Land native until Magneto turns her into a mutated siren, whose voice can put men into a hypnotic trance, and she is placed in his Savage Land Mutates group. However, the machine that Magneto had used to empower his Savage Land creations is eventually destroyed. As a result, Lorelei lost her siren powers.[2]

Some time later, she was seen with her powers somehow restored.[3] She made a further appearance with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.[4]

Years later, Lorelei was seen allied with the High Technician in the Savage Land. She battled Captain America and attempted to hypnotize the Falcon, but was quickly defeated by Diamondback.[5]

Much later, she manipulated Ka-Zar to battle Deadpool. This was part of a mission to expand the dominion of the Savage Land. She uses many of the Land's inhabitants. Deadpool shoots her prehistoric ride and leaves her falling towards a group of dinosaurs. She survives this incident.[6]

Lorelei helps chase out invading mercenaries.[7]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Lorelei can hypnotically paralyze men by singing, or manipulate them and place them under her control.

Other versions[edit]

Lorelei controlling Thor, telling him to kill Valkyrie in Ultimates 3.
Art by Joe Madureira

Ultimates[edit]

Lorelei or Lani Ubana, is a member of the Swamp People inhabiting the Antarctic jungle known as the Savage Land. She received the power to hypnotize men after Magneto subjected her to a DNA-altering machine. Her powers are irresistible to males but have no effect on females. Lorelei becomes a member of the Savage Land Mutants (also known as Beast Brood), battling foes from the X-Men to Ka-Zar. She later joins Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and fights the Defenders.[8] Her power lies in her voice, emitting hypersonic pitches that affect the sexual drives of males and mesmerizes them, getting them to do whatever she wants them to. She takes control over Thor when his back is turned and then commands him to kill his beloved Valkyrie for her. After the fight she returns with her team and together they return to the Savage Lands which is ruled by Magneto.[9] She is taking care of the real Jamie Madrox when Wolverine kills her when he is trying to find the real Jamie.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files
  2. ^ X-Men #63
  3. ^ Defenders #15–16
  4. ^ Champions #17
  5. ^ Captain America #415 (May 1993)
  6. ^ Cable & Deadpool #49 (March 2008)
  7. ^ Marvel Comics Presents #6-7 (April–May 2008)
  8. ^ Ultimates 3 Vol 1 #2 (January 2008)
  9. ^ Ultimates 3 Vol 1 #4 (March 2008)
  10. ^ Ultimate X-Men Vol 1 #100 (April 2009)

External links[edit]

  • Lorelei at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe