Lee Forrester

Lee Forrester
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Uncanny X-Men #143 (March 1981)
Created by Chris Claremont
John Byrne
In-story information
Full name Aletys Forrester
Supporting character of X-Men

Aleytys "Lee" Forrester is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Her first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #143.

Fictional character biography

Forrester is a resident of Florida and the captain of the fishing trawler, Arcadia. Cyclops of the X-Men, a.k.a. Scott Summers, during a leave of absence, hires himself aboard the Arcadia.[1] Lee is targeted by the supernatural being D'Spayre after her father, Jock, commits suicide over the loss of his wife. D'Spayre is defeated by Cyclops and D'Spayre's principal enemy, the Man-Thing.[2]

Scott and Lee engage in a brief romantic relationship. They are shipwrecked on an island inhabited by Magneto in the Bermuda Triangle, and Magneto reveals Scott's identity as Cyclops to her.[3] Lee eventually breaks off their relationship, claiming she doesn't want to become involved in the X-Men's dangerous lives,[4] but becomes sexually intimate with Magneto after she rescues him from a shark attack.[5] However, she and Magneto drift apart when duty compels him to become headmaster of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.[6] After this, she becomes interested in Cable,[7] but does not pursue it after she learns that he is the son of Cyclops, from the future.

Lee returns years later as the skipper for an expedition force which, after sailing through a dimensional warp within the Bermuda Triangle, is stranded in an alternate Earth, the same one the adventurer James Scully (who had been hired to join the expedition as a guide) once traveled to. After three years, the only three surviving members - Stanislaus, Forrester and Scully - send a message buoy through the dimensional rift which brought them to this world. It is found by the Future Foundation, with whom the X-Men team up and travel to the alternate world to retrieve the stranded. However, it had only been days for the Earth-based heroes as time passes much differently in the dimension Lee and the others were in. [8]

In the meantime, Lee came into contact and successfully negotiated with an unpredictable local tribe, the Taddak, for their alliance against the more hostile tribes under the leadership of the alien Emperor.[9] In the struggle which follows, Lee and Skull secure two artifacts which maintain the delicate balance between the tribes of this Earth. In the time they spent here, the two fell in love with each other, so Lee refuses the X-Men and the Future Foundation's offer to return to her native Earth, instead staying with Skull and safeguarding the two artifacts.[10]


  1. Uncanny X-Men #143
  2. Uncanny X-Men #144
  3. Uncanny X-Men #146, 149-150
  4. Uncanny X-Men #168
  5. Uncanny X-Men #188, New Mutants #23, 24, 26, 28, 29
  6. New Mutants #35
  7. Cable #12
  8. X-Men #16 (2011)
  9. X-Men #17 (2011)
  10. X-Men #19 (2011)

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