Michael Sadler was the first-born child of Louis Sadler, the Canadian hero known as Major Mapleleaf. The birth of his son was one of the reasons for Sadler to go public with identity.[1]

Michael soon had a younger brother, Edmond, and the two often played together. Their father turned out to be rough and abusive.[2]

When he grew up, Michael came out as gay. Michael contracted HIV and eventually died of AIDS. The death of his son sent Sadler into a deep depression. In a drunken rage, he attacked Toronto General Hospital when a cause celebre case of a baby with AIDS, Joanne, captured the media's attention. Northstar battled Sadler and came out as gay himself as a result.[1]

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