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Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier)

The Religious Affiliation of
Aurora
Jeanne-Marie Beaubier

Religion: Catholic nun CBR Scale: M

Name: Aurora

Alter Ego: Jeanne-Marie Beaubier

Other Names: Danielle Belmonde; Jeanne-Marie Baptiste

Classification: hero hero   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #120 (Apr. 1979): "Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive!"

Creators: Chris Claremont, John Byrne

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 211

   Comic Book Appearances: 210

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: X-Men; Alpha Flight; Weapon X

Nation: Canada

Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Race: white

Gender: female

Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier)

Discussion

From: "Catholic Clix - Comic info needed!" forum discussion, started 3 May 2003 on the HCRealms website (http://www.hcrealms.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-40338.html; viewed 24 May 2007):

thornnspear
05/03/2003, 21:04

Ok, so in recent films it's been apparent that Daredevil and Nightcrawler are Catholic...

So, who else out there could be fielded in a "Catholic" Heroclix team?

overkill
05/04/2003, 16:36

Here's some for future reference that aren't in Heroclix yet.

Firebird's is Catholic. Punisher was Catholic (I'm not sure now). Aurora from Alpha Flight is very Catholic in one of her split personalities. Dagger is Catholic (not sure about Cloak)...

Gargantua
05/04/2003, 18:38

Nightcrawler, Daredevil, Aurora and Huntress definitely [are Catholic]...

From: "Are Superheroes Religious?" forum discussion, started 13 May 2004 on The John Byrne Forum section of the Byrne Robotics website (http://jb.24-7intouch.com/forum/get_topic.asp?FID=3&TID=558&DIR=P; viewed 9 January 2006):

Dana Smith
13 May 2004

Catholic folks... Firebird (Bonita Juarez), Jeanne Marie Baubier (Aurora), Daredevil, Living Lightning, Karma (was, not sure if she's still practicing), Dagger (Cloak's partner), Banshee, Siryn?, Sunspot...

From: "Where are the Christian Superheroes?" forum discussion, started 22 August 2006 on the Newsarama website (http://forum.newsarama.com/archive/index.php/t-81451.html; viewed 5 May 2007):

Mr Wesley
08-22-2006, 10:03 AM

...I pose the question to you, my fellow Talk@Ramanians: If Christianity is the most popular faith in the United States, why aren't there more openly Christian superheroes?

Timberoo
08-22-2006, 10:27 AM

One of Aurora's personalities was a nun.

From: "Religious Characters In Marvel" forum discussion, started 15 September 2006 on the Comic Book Resources website (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/archive/index.php/t-143850.html; viewed 25 May 2007):

Nogs
09-15-2006, 09:01 PM

The other day I was thinking about religion and comic books... What I'm interested in is the way religious characters are portrayed in comic books...

I think the first step is listing what characters are what religion...

lament
09-16-2006, 03:22 AM

Aurora was raised by nuns, but they kind of screwed her up by beating her and calling her a blasphemer (I believe) when she told someone she could fly...


This character is in the following 64 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Alpha Flight
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 (Oct. 2009): "The One Who Got Away" (lead character)
Death Metal #2 (Feb. 1994): "Deathwish!"
Death Metal Vs. Genetix
Factor X #1 (Mar. 1995): "Sinister Neglect"
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #1 (June 1982): "A Gathering of Heroes!"
Marvel Team-Up Annual #7 (May 1984): "The Collected Spider-Man"
Marvel Two-in-One (vol. 1) #84 (Feb. 1982): "Cry for Beloved Canada!"
Secret Wars II
Tales from the Age of Apocalypse #2 (Dec. 1997): "Sinister Bloodlines"
The Uncanny X-Men
X-Factor
X-Men


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/Aurora.html
  - http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0037361/
  - http://www.comicvine.com/aurora/29-3189/
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/a2.html
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/atau.htm
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/ageofapocalypse.html
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/mada.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/soason.htm