Portrayed by Evan Rachel Wood
|Affiliations:||New Mutants, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters - Student|
|Birthdate:||June 9, 1992|
|Player:||Available for applications|
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Daughter of Hollywood actors, Karolina came to Xavier's after manifesting. Vegetarian and pacifist, she found the school atmosphere a difficult one to adapt to, until her constant requests to come home were finally accepted.
Character Journal: x_prism
Real Name: Karolina Dean
First Appearance: February 25, 2006
Date of Birth: June 9, 1992
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Relatives: Parents: Frank and Leslie (nee James) Dean
Education: Freshman in high school
Relationship Status: Single
Occupation: Student at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
Team Affiliation: New Mutants
Karolina grew up in Hollywood, the only child of two famous actors, Frank Dean and Leslie James. She doesn't really know her father's side of the family, as they didn't approve of his marriage to Leslie, and have been out of communication ever since, aside from an occasional card to Karolina on her birthday. She's never wanted for anything, financially, and is a bit used to having her desires met, although one wouldn't call her spoiled. Her parents have done their level best to give her a 'normal' childhood, without the press breathing down her neck. She attended a normal middle school, lived in a normal middle-class neighborhood, and has taken about two years of German, so would not consider herself anything remotely approaching fluent. She is vegan for ethical reasons.
Karolina attended the same school as Lorna Dane had as a teenager.
Living At The X-Mansion
Karolina manifested shortly in the middle of school in February 2006, and was brought to Xavier's attention through Lorna's mother who still had connections to the school board. Lorna came to California to meet with and talk to the nervous young girl. It was decided that Karolina would benefit from attending Xavier's, and she accompanied Lorna back to the mansion.
Karolina settled quickly into the school, although being much younger than most of the students meant she was somewhat quiet and reserved. She was also homesick for California, and visited home semi-frequently. It was on one of these visits she was approached by a man who wanted to take pictures of her for a website. She alerted the staff at the school, and a mutant pornography ring was broken up as a result.
Since coming to the school, Karolina has, for the first time in her life, felt isolated, misunderstood and unwanted. Living in a suite with the literally of-one-mind Stepfords who did their best to make her believe that everyone in the school hated her, she's very disconnected from the other students her age and keeps to herself most of the time. Though by nature she's an outgoing and friendly person, her experiences at the school have tended to leave her a bit cold to the idea of putting herself forward. She's never really had to make friends and didn't really try at the mansion either since all her friends back home kept in touch.
After the end of her sophomore year at Xavier's, Karolina returned home for the summer. There she was the sunny, happy girl that she'd lost two years before and more than that, found herself in the position of being petted and adored, getting attention from her peers that she'd been starved for. Pouring out her troubles to her mother, she begged to come home for good and go back to her real school with real friends. However, for security and press reasons, her parents refused. At Xavier's, she was largely off the press's radar. Back home, she would suffer paparazzi day in and day out, never be allowed a chance to be herself without censure.
Unhappy but unable to argue, Karolina returned to the school and is starting to find ways to rebel. First stop, emo music. Second, time to cut classes, particularly the newly instituted New Mutants program. Team player is not something Karolina has any intention of being.
She was grounded for all eternity following Day Zero and subsequently regrounded for running off in reaction to high levels of stress. Participation in a local play and a visit from her parents helped her cope and after Spring Break she returned from vacation with her family with a new deal - complete the school year without incident and she would be able to return home permanently for summer vacation. Karolina upheld her part of the bargain and to her delight, returned home in June 2009.
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 94 lbs.
Other Features: Now there is a constant rainbow aura of light emanating from her entire body, although it dims at night/on overcast days.
Karolina can fly and manipulate solar energy. When she arrived at Xavier's she had no awareness of any other powers (other than the rainbow glow). Several weeks after her arrival at the school, she also discovered she could fly. After a year of practice, she was an accomplished flier, capable of moving about 50 mph at top speed for nearly an hour. After two years, her endurance had doubled and her top speed jumped half again, though she's pushing that limit all the time. There's no evidence yet that she's reached the upper limits of her powers, they seem to be growing with her.
Once she learns about and learns control of her other powers, Karolina could be a very effective fighter, manipulating the solar energy into defensive shields or offensive blasts. As of right now, all her powers training has been strictly defensive. No offensive training has taken place simply because she's a pacifist at heart. Her abilities are somewhat similar to Alison's, although charged through absorption of solar energy. To continue to be effective, she needs sunshine (or a sun lamp). The light aura is ever present and unsuppressable, save through the use of inhibitors, image inducers or complete exhaustion of her stored energy. With concentration, she can dim or bright it but can't get rid of it altogether and never will.
Karolina is strictly vegan, and very liberal in her politics, caring about the environment and the welfare of animals.