For those that have been reading this blog for a bit, you can testify that I’m a fan of The Gifted TV Show by FOX.
At first, it was mostly because it looked good and the story was decent but we’re about eight episodes down the line I’m quite hooked.
The story has progressed to what I’d call a tipping point of sorts. Tension is building, the relationship between some of our main characters are facing challenges and it would seem that some other mutants are about to step on to the playing field for the opposing side.
There’s a part of me that’s scared of The Gifted focusing on the budding romance between their characters rather than the script itself but I’m not going to get into that today. Today, it’s all about Polaris.
Polaris is Magneto’s daughter from the comics and she is played by Emma Dumont in the series. In the comics, Polaris is recognized as Magneto’s child and she has her time in the spotlight but in some way, she’s never gotten attention like her half-siblings Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Those two usually hug the spotlight and she’s most in the background. My explanation for this is that we don’t want too many magnetic people around, although, to be fair, The Marvel Universe is full of telepaths and telekinetics and everyone seems to be fine.
Nonetheless, Polaris has always intrigued me in the comics so when I heard she was going to be in The Gifted, I got mad because I was afraid they were going to ruin her. After the first episode, I had a quick change of heart because Emma Dumont was hot.
As the series progressed though, I started seeing a lot of merit to her beyond her looks or attractiveness. Polaris in The Gifted is a powerhouse.
I don’t mean that with respect to her ability alone. Although she hasn’t come to the fullness of her abilities yet in the series, she is obviously Magneto’s daughter and arguably one of the strongest characters in the show. However, like I said, her strength goes beyond her mutant abilities.
So far, in the series, she has gone through the most suffering and pain yet she always comes out on top. Although she doesn’t actively occupy leadership roles, she is a born leader and relates the rest of the mutants as such.
On the surface, she seems like she doesn’t care about anyone or anything but in reality, there is no one in the series more concerned about her mutant brothers and sisters like Polaris. She would go to any lengths to protect them.
Sounds a lot like her father right?
I think so too.
I’m curious to see what’s next for her and the series in general.