roughly 5'7" tall with
long, waist length, natural red hair
and black highlights. Her
eyes are a dark crimson color.
extremely opposite of her twin sister, Jessica Zander. She often does as she
pleases, which tends to cause headaches for the Xavier Institute Council. Sara has
little to no
patience for X-men in training, and usually prefers they stay out of her way
until they are competent enough to actually join the ranks of the X-men.
has the ability to control and manipulate fire. She can seemingly create fire
from thin air by using the energy in the atmosphere around her. She can engulf
her entire body in flames, and will not be burnt.
Sara has trained in
a vast range of martial arts, including Judo.
Danger Room Instructor/Resident/X-Men
Born in San Francisco, California to a wealthy, loving, and
caring mother. Sara and her twin sister, Jessica, lived a life of pure
happiness. Their father was never mentioned and seen once in a blue moon. Around Sara and Jessica's eleventh birthday, raging pain filled their bodies as
their mutant powers manifested. Fire molecules began to bond to their molecular
structure as both Sara and Jessica would soon come to realize that they could
conjure fire. Jessica had a strange iron count in her body; it was off the
charts. Jessica would come to realize that she could produce black iron blades.
Her mother feared for their safety and sent them into hiding at the Xavier
Institute. They're last name was changed to their mother's maiden name, Zander.
The girls grew up at the Xavier Institute together, but as they reached their
teenage years Sara became a bit of a problem child. Sara ended up leaving the Xavier
Institute to join the Acolytes, a subgroup of Magneto's brotherhood of evil
mutants. Sara remained on good speaking terms with her
sister. After being on the same side as her father, Sara eventually grew tired
of it and quit the Acolytes. She would join a group known as the Advanced
Children of the Atom (ACA); she was one of the founders of the group. However,
fights broke out amongst the rapidly growing ACA and the group disbanded. The
majority of the mutants took up residency at the Xavier Institute, but Sara
simply became a rogue mutant, fighting crime as one of many costumed heroes in
the New York area. She didn't have an allegiance to anyone.
However, word soon reached her that Jessica had found their little brother,
Brian. Sara would return to the Xavier Institute to reunite with her siblings. As news broke
out that Sara and Jessica were daughters of Eric Lehnsherr (Magneto), she began
finding family all around her. She
already knew about her half siblings, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff; however, it
seemed Magneto had fostered countless "illegitimate children."
At the age of
twenty-seven, Sara was residing at the Xavier Institute when tragedy struck. Her
younger brother, Brian Zander, a formidable new X-men, had been killed on a
mission in an attempt to protect his teammates. Following a small burial
ceremony at the Xavier Institute, at which her father, Magneto, and several
half-siblings attended, Sara briefly left the Xavier Institute to grieve the
loss of her brother. She returned with her father and half-siblings to the
age twenty-nine, Sara returned to the Xavier Institute, rejoining the ranks
of the X-men. She had grown even more impatient with the students training to be
X-men, often telling them to stay out of the way until they have become
competent enough to join the ranks of the X-men themselves. However, Sara seemed
to have developed a soft spot in her rigid exterior toward one particular
student on the Corsair training squad, Izaak Shaw "Six-Pack," who reminds her of
her deceased brother, Brian. Because of this, she would find herself often looking
out for him and his small group of friends, although she would never admit to
twenty-nine, Sara's youngest sister, Iris, was brought to the Xavier Institute
for protection against Exalted X while Magneto dealt with their mutiny. Sara
took an immediate dislike to the spoiled sister, Iris;
however, Jessica was excited to meet and bond with her new sister.
thirty-three, Sara discovered that her father, Magneto, had been hiding Brian at
his medical facility in the Savage Lands, keeping him in a induced coma. Sara
asked Izaak Shaw to help her rescue him. The mission was a success. However,
when Brian returned to the mansion, he was changed. He wasn't the same person he
had been prior to his presumed death.
Jessica Zander (Sister),
Brian Zander (Brother), Pietro Maximoff "Quicksilver" (Half Brother), Wanda Maximoff
"Scarlet Witch" (Half Sister), Lorna Dane "Polaris" (Half Sister),
Iris Eisenhardt "Smoke" (Half Sister)