Lorelei (Mutate)

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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Men #63 (December, 1969)
Created by Roy Thomas (writer)
Neal Adams (artist)
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 appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character's 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

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

Lorelei has appeared in the Ultimate universe as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. She hypnotized Thor into attacking Valkyrie.[8]

She later passes herself off as the mother of the delusional terrorist Multiple Man; both are working for Magneto. The two are killed by Wolverine in the Savage Land during Ultimatum.[9]


  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 #2
  9. ^ Ultimate X-Men #100

External links[edit]

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