Real name: Dr. Neal Emerson
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Operations: Los Angeles, CA
Marital Status: Single
Height: 6' 1"
First Appearance: GREEN LANTERN
(second series) #12 (April, 1962)
Once Dr. Neal Emerson was a benevolent physician who utilized the forces of electromagnetism
to bring about astonishing cures to illness. When his psyche split into opposites of good and evil, the latter adopted the
identity of Dr. Polaris, who was driven almost obsessively in a quest for greater and greater magnetic power. Despite a formidable
arsenal of magnetic weapons, Polaris was repeatedly bested by Green Lantern Hal Jordan, usually when Emerson's benevolent
side regained control.
Eventually, Polaris imbued his own body with electromagnetic abilities. Recently, Polaris sold
Neal Emerson's soul to the demonic entity Neron in exchange for even greater power and one evil mind. Unfortunately, Neron's
work left a void in Emerson's psyche that an even greater malevolent persona was all too eager to fill, leaving Dr. Polaris
more dangerous than ever.