Lorna was orphaned a few weeks after birth, due to unknown factors. She was taken into an orphanage, and grew up there for some 16 years. She refuses to discuss her childhood there, leading to the realizaion of some unknown trauma having occurred within. As long as she's known, she's always had her green hair, and the head of her orphanage had it dyed blonde constantly to conceal as suspicions. On her 15th birthday, Lorna's magnetic powers began to gradually emerge, causing strange incidents wherever the girl was with anything magnetic nearby. As the orphanage discovered this, they planned to ship her away to a government establishment that dealt with mutants. That very night, as she lay in her bed for the last time, the very roof was torn off the house. An enraged Magneto slaughtered most of the tenants and plucked Lorna from within. Awestruck by her would-be savior, she went with no fight. He took her to the Savage Land, where he explained that being a mutant was no shame, and taught her to use her powers just as he would. Once Magneto discovered a way to use her powers in synch with his own, making him twice as strong, he kept Lorna closer to him. Lorna saw more of Magnus' raw hatred of humanity, and it frightened her. As the months passed, Lorna felt these same sensations within herself. However, she has been afraid to bring these in light in front of him, for fear of his wrath. His daughter, Wanda, was the only Brotherhood member to make Lorna feel comfortable, and friendly to a point. Lorna remains with the Brotherhood out of her respect for Magneto and his cause, and perhaps more.