Polaris soundtrack – other characters selection

I’ve posted and re-posted a Polaris soundtrack I put together previously. This time, I feel like pulling out the portions of it that involve other characters.

Decision, Xavier or Magneto: I Radio Heaven by Over The Rhine (lyrics)

Attraction (Iceman): Magnetized by Garbage (lyrics)

  • This one’s heavily inspired by Iceman’s sexual orientation and light shed on it in recent years, and how Lorna relates to it.

Freezing Feelings (Iceman): Blue Caravan by Vienna Teng (lyrics)

  • The lyrics at the end are the key reason behind this pick.

Self-Exile (Havok): Now I Can Die by Nina Gordon (lyrics)

  • Setting: Polaris living the “civilian” life with Havok after leaving the X-Men. My POV for this pick is… not a nice one.

Left at the Altar (Havok): The Reckoning by Halestorm (lyrics)

  • Lorna
    was in an emotionally vulnerable state. The wedding was a bright spot
    after so much bad… then Havok took it away from her at the worst
    possible moment. This being Lorna’s response to being screwed with after
    all she’s been through.

Altar Aftermath (Havok): So We Can Stay Alive by Garbage (lyrics)

Warrior (Quicksilver): Warrior by Charlotte Martin (lyrics)

  • Pietro’s view of Lorna, inspired entirely by All-New X-Factor #13.

Lost Brother (Quicksilver): Unbroken by Missy Higgins (lyrics)

  • Technically more of a Quicksilver song, from Lorna’s POV.

Magnus Sisters (Scarlet Witch): Daughters of Darkness by Halestorm (lyrics

Polaris vs X-Men, Magneto and Xavier: Joan of Arc by In This Moment (lyrics)

  • Took
    this from another fan here on Tumblr (name I forget) who suggested this
    for Gifted version Lorna. In this case, I think it would be an
    excellent song for Lorna in a theoretical event where she’s like Jean
    during Phoenix Saga or Scarlet Witch during House of M. Magneto, Xavier,
    the X-Men in general have a history of taking her for granted and not
    caring about what happens to her for various reasons (especially in the
    Claremont era). Here’s Lorna questioning their “morality” and how easy
    they seem to find disregarding her feelings and experiences while
    exploiting her for their own interests.

Polaris (Lorna Dane) fan soundtrack!

Hello! Okay. In March this year, I created a Polaris fan soundtrack. Now that it’s been 8 months and we have more people looking her up, I’ve decided to repost it with some changes. Some songs removed. Some songs added. Longer descriptions of why I picked the song in some places.

Theme of Lorna: I Am The Fire by Halestorm (lyrics)

  • This is, in my mind, a great distillation of her character as a whole and the ideal attitude for her future.

Plane Crash (Child Lorna): So Like a Rose by Garbage (lyrics)

Identity (Teen Lorna): Human by Ellie Goulding (lyrics)

  • This is a personal fan imagining to fill in an important gap Marvel won’t fill: what Lorna’s life was like in her teens, and how she saw herself while not having the full picture of who she is.

Repowered (Teen Lorna): Lightning is my Girl by Melissa Auf Der Maur (lyrics)

Decision, Xavier or Magneto: I Radio Heaven by Over The Rhine (lyrics)

Attraction (Iceman): Magnetized by Garbage (lyrics)

  • This one’s heavily inspired by Iceman’s sexual orientation and light shed on it in recent years, and how Lorna relates to it.

Freezing Feelings (Iceman): Blue Caravan by Vienna Teng (lyrics)

  • The lyrics at the end are the key reason behind this pick.

Self-Exile (Havok): Now I Can Die by Nina Gordon (lyrics)

  • Setting: Polaris living the “civilian” life with Havok after leaving the X-Men. My POV for this pick is… not a nice one.

Malice: Mz. Hyde by Halestorm (lyrics)

  • Fan reimagining, from Lorna simply being a vessel for Malice, to Malice taking the darker parts of Lorna, corrupting them and dragging them out into public where she doesn’t want them seen; Malice being weaker than Lorna since it’s not a genuine tap into her powers.

Self-Image: Pretty Lies by Veridia (lyrics)

Genoshan Massacre: Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap (lyrics)

  • This is a big one for me. I can picture every stanza and its relation. Lorna in the ruins in disbelief at how suddenly lives were ended. Lorna re-experiencing the millions of dead Genoshans’ last moments over and over with her powers. Lorna blaming herself and her father Magneto for ever being “stupid” enough to think Genosha was a good idea. Her difficulties in any kind of therapy with Xavier, how tough it is to believe a single thing they say to try to help her.

Innocence Lost: This Was The Year by Nina Gordon (lyrics)

  • This is intended as something of an intermission regarding the horrors of her life.

Left at the Altar (Havok): The Reckoning by Halestorm (lyrics)

Lorna was in an emotionally vulnerable state. The wedding was a bright spot after so much bad… then Havok took it away from her at the worst possible moment. This being Lorna’s response to being screwed with after all she’s been through.

Altar Aftermath (Havok): So We Can Stay Alive by Garbage (lyrics)

Coping, Awakening: Going To Hell by Pretty Reckless (lyrics)

  • Lorna as she dives full on into the darkest parts of herself and being more like her father’s daughter. Elements of both Lorna’s grief at having survived Genosha while millions died, and Lorna pissed about being left at the altar.

Power Loss, Journey: Misguided Ghosts by Paramore (lyrics)

This is set after M-Day, when Wanda stripped most mutants of their powers, including her family – meaning Lorna.

Apocalypse Conditioning: Veins by Charlotte Martin (lyrics)

  • This is Lorna regaining her powers due to Apocalypse reconditioning her after capturing her to turn her into Pestilence.

Pestilence: Glittering Cloud by Imogen Heap (lyrics)

Back Together (Havok): Not a Virgin by Poe (lyrics)

Origins Found: Monsters by Lenka (lyrics)

Left Again (Havok): Wicked Ways by Garbage (lyrics)

Losses: Smoke by Sarah Fimm (lyrics)

  • Set after the Hell arc of X-Factor, just before All-New X-Factor

Taking Charge: What I’ve Overcome by Fireflight (lyrics)

  • Lorna leading X-Factor at Serval. Note: this is more like a focus on the good moments and her potential if the series had managed to hone in on them fully.

Warrior (Quicksilver): Warrior by Charlotte Martin (lyrics)

  • Pietro’s view of Lorna, inspired entirely by All-New X-Factor #13.

Lost Brother (Quicksilver): Unbroken by Missy Higgins (lyrics)

  • Technically more of a Quicksilver song, from Lorna’s POV.

BONUS!

Songs for ideal possible future directions, or just generally Lorna. They’re often things that I think fit perfectly for her but don’t really have a direct correlation to events in her character history. Or, things that could happen but may or may not. Treat them like fanfic, in other words.

Magnus Sisters (Scarlet Witch): Daughters of Darkness by Halestorm (lyrics)

Mother’s Message: Dear Daughter by Halestorm (lyrics)

  • Idea: Lorna receiving a message from her mother that she didn’t know about. Lots of catharsis.

Dark Lorna: Control by halsey (lyrics)

  • This song is lifted from a Polaris soundtrack by @plavapticica. Just as suggested by her, I think it’s an excellent representation of Lorna working with her history of mind control, possession and being messed with in general. My view is that it does all that and Lorna rolls it into being more determined and vicious.

Polaris vs X-Men, Magneto and Xavier: Joan of Arc by In This Moment (lyrics)

  • Took this from another fan here on Tumblr (name I forget) who suggested this for Gifted version Lorna. In this case, I think it would be an excellent song for Lorna in a theoretical event where she’s like Jean during Phoenix Saga or Scarlet Witch during House of M. Magneto, Xavier, the X-Men in general have a history of taking her for granted and not caring about what happens to her for various reasons (especially in the Claremont era). Here’s Lorna questioning their “morality” and how easy they seem to find disregarding her feelings and experiences while exploiting her for their own interests.

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Mistress of Magnetism: A Lorna Dane Fanmix

i. Sober ii by Lorde

And the terror and the horror
God, I wonder why we bother
All the glamour and the trauma and the fuckin’
Melodrama

ii. Change by Lana Del Rey

Lately I’ve been thinking it’s just someone else’s job to care
Who am I to sympathize when no one gave a damn
I’ve been thinking it’s just someone else’s job to care cause who am I to wanna try

iii. Rainy Days by Fog Lake

Do you think we’ll ever sleep tonight
We were enemies but now we see our fortune
But misery’s a sight i see in motion

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Polaris (Lorna Dane) fan soundtrack!

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Hello! Last year, I started this notion of a fan soundtrack for Polaris and then… didn’t finish it.

But I finally did! You can blame @plavapticica for giving me that final push because of her fanmix. ❤ It took a hell of a lot longer than it should have.

My conception of this is sort of a “life story” soundtrack. Some of it is based on actual comic events. Some of it is safe assumptions of what’s in the gaps. Some of it is my personal fan imaginings. And all are personal interpretation of what best fits.

Theme of Lorna: I Am The Fire by Halestorm (lyrics)

  • This is, in my mind, a great distillation of her character as a whole and the ideal attitude for her future.

Plane Crash (Child Lorna): So Like a Rose by Garbage (lyrics)

Identity (Teen Lorna): Human by Ellie Goulding (lyrics)

  • This is a personal fan imagining to fill in an important gap Marvel won’t fill: what Lorna’s life was like in her teens, and how she saw herself while not having the full picture of who she is.

Repowered (Teen Lorna): Lightning is my Girl by Melissa Auf Der Maur (lyrics)

Decision, Xavier or Magneto: I Radio Heaven by Over The Rhine (lyrics)

Attraction (Iceman): Magnetized by Garbage (lyrics)

  • This one’s heavily inspired by Iceman’s sexual orientation and light shed on it in recent years, and how Lorna relates to it.

Freezing Feelings (Iceman): Blue Caravan by Vienna Teng (lyrics)

  • The lyrics at the end are the key reason behind this pick.

Self-Exile (Havok): Now I Can Die by Nina Gordon (lyrics)

  • Setting: Polaris living the “civilian” life with Havok after leaving the X-Men. My POV for this pick is… not a nice one. But I’ll refrain from long spiels.

Malice:
Mz. Hyde by Halestorm (lyrics)

  • Fan reimagining, from Lorna simply being a vessel for Malice, to Malice taking the darker parts of Lorna, corrupting them and dragging them out into public where she doesn’t want them seen; Malice being weaker than Lorna since it’s not a genuine tap into her powers.

Self-Image: Pretty Lies by Veridia (lyrics)

Havok’s “Death”: Missing You by J.E.M. (lyrics)

Genoshan Massacre: Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap (lyrics)

Innocence Lost: This Was The Year by Nina Gordon (lyrics)

  • This is intended as something of an intermission regarding the horrors of her life.

Left at the Altar (Havok): The Reckoning by Halestorm (lyrics)

Altar Aftermath (Havok): So We Can Stay Alive by Garbage (lyrics)

Coping, Awakening: Going To Hell by Pretty Reckless (lyrics)

  • Lorna as she dives full on into the darkest parts of herself and being more like her father’s daughter.

Power Loss, Journey: Misguided Ghosts by Paramore (lyrics)

Apocalypse Conditioning: Veins by Charlotte Martin (lyrics)

Pestilence: Glittering Cloud by Imogen Heap (lyrics)

Running Away to Space: Hope of Morning by Icon For Hire (lyrics)

    Back Together (Havok): Not a Virgin by Poe (lyrics)

    Origins Found: Monsters by Lenka (lyrics)

    Left Again (Havok): Wicked Ways by Garbage (lyrics)

    Losses: Smoke by Sarah Fimm (lyrics)

    • Set after the Hell arc of X-Factor, just before All-New X-Factor

    Taking Charge: What I’ve Overcome by Fireflight (lyrics)

    • Lorna leading X-Factor at Serval. Note: this is more like a focus on the good moments and her potential if the series had managed to hone in on them fully.

    Warrior (Quicksilver): Warrior by Charlotte Martin (lyrics)

    • Pietro’s view of Lorna, inspired entirely by All-New X-Factor #13.

    Lost Brother (Quicksilver): Unbroken by Missy Higgins (lyrics)

    • Technically more of a Quicksilver song, from Lorna’s POV.

    Invasion of Privacy (Havok): Run Away by Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira (lyrics)

    • Lorna’s underlying thoughts after she learns Pietro is spying on her for Havok.

    Ode to a Thief (Gambit): Oliver by Gemma Hayes (lyrics)

    • I don’t know, man. I don’t know. This just felt right. Bonus due to name. Could be her feelings at losing the chance to get closer to Gambit due to ANXF getting cut short.

    BONUS!

    Songs for ideal possible future directions, or just generally Lorna. They’re often things that I think fit perfectly for her but don’t really have a direct correlation to events in her character history. Or, things that could happen but may or may not. Treat them like fanfic, in other words.

    Magnus Sisters (Scarlet Witch): Daughters of Darkness by Halestorm (lyrics)

    Rejecting Havok: Can’t Cry These Tears by Garbage (lyrics)

    • Idea: set far, far off with Havok trying to get back with Lorna again and Lorna refusing (at least at first).

    Mother’s Message: Dear Daughter by Halestorm (lyrics)

    • Idea: Lorna receiving a message from her mother that she didn’t know about. Lots of catharsis.

    Polaris vs Havok: Guns in Our Hands by Allison Iraheta & Halo Circus

    • Idea: Lorna and Havok in an actual fight with each other for being on opposite sides of a situation. I couldn’t find the full song in good quality anywhere online, nor the lyrics.

    And there it is! I might add more over the next couple days (there are some spots I couldn’t think of good songs for, e.g. time on Genosha pre-massacre, House of M), but this is fairly comprehensive.