Unofficial Biography DOCTOR POLARIS [Neal Emerson]
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Real Name: Neal Emerson
Aliases: Polaris
First Appearance: Green Lantern Vol. 2 #21 (June 1963)

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  Doctor Neal Emerson was a charismatic lecturer who extolled the health benefits of magnetism. Early on, he started displaying the behaviour of a split personality, which eventually made him become the magnetic villain Doctor Polaris. Originally a bandana-wearing, magnet-gun-wielding thief, Polaris later became more powerful due to his meta-gene, and more insane due to his personality disorder. Today, he is one of the most dangerous beings on Earth. For a long time, Polaris was mainly Green Lantern Hal Jordanís enemy, but has since then battled a plethora of heroes Ė including the JLA, the Titans, Aquaman, Hawkman (III), the Flash (III), Steel (III), Starman (V), Power Girl, the Ray (II), Damage (who is in fact Emersonís nephew), Hamilton Drew, XerÝ, and the Power Company.

  An encounter with a spherical entity at the North Pole temporarily expanded Emerson's mind, enabling him to project Doctor Polaris as a separate entity. Polaris subsequently returned to the Pole, using technology to directly tap Earth's magnetic field and become 'a living magnetic battery'. Today, he is a veritable force of nature. Through it all, Neal Emerson's personality has continued to resurface at intervals, no matter how many times the Polaris persona tries to get rid of it. More than once, their internal clashes have been enough to render Polaris outwardly catatonic.

  During the Jokerís 'Last Laugh' riots at the Slab prison, Polaris managed to link himself with the Earth's magnetic field. Literally becoming the South Pole, the planetís axis now follows him with each step he takes. Though captured by the JLA, Polaris couldn't be moved from the area without unleashing catastrophic destruction across the globe. Instead, the Slab was relocated around Polaris, with Black Mass designated as his cellmate in order to cancel out his excessive magnetism. Polaris has since been known to escape the Slab with Black Mass in his proximity, preventing disaster.

  Doctor Polaris was eventually killed by the Human Bomb during the event known as Infinite Crisis.

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