While The Gifted Season 1 carefully established that Polaris is Magneto’s daughter, the series avoided giving the Master of Magnetism his name. Now, showrunner Matt Nix has explained why.

Comic books fans were thrilled when Emma Dummont was cast as Polaris in The Gifted. The character is one of the most powerful X-Men, in large part because of her ancestry. She’s the daughter of Magneto, and possesses all his power. In the comics, Lorna Dane has often struggled with that legacy. The Gifted Season 1 followed a fairly traditional comic book plot in that respect. Curiously, though, the series never actually used Magneto’s name. It settled for dropping obvious hints; it showed ...

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