List of Marvel Comics characters: J
Jack-in-the-Box, Jack Mead, first appears in Weapon X: The Draft - Sauron #1. Born an Australian aborigine mutant with telepathy and radar sense, his powers have a side effect where his body becomes petrified and brittle every time he uses them. He is taken into the Weapon X program, believing it to be a superhero team that could fix his mutant side effect, but he is ripped apart by his recruiter, Sauron, after a joke. He survives, becomes placed in a box, and he is utilized as a mind-reader during the admissions process for captured mutants incarcerated in the "Neverland" concentration camp.
Steven Mark Levins
Jack of Hearts
Jackdaw is a fictional character featured in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Dez Skinn, Steve Parkhouse, Paul Neary and John Stokes, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk Weekly #57 (April 1980).
A now-deceased hero, the sidekick of Captain Britain, Jackdaw was an Otherworld elf. Jackdaw had been mortally wounded earlier in his adventures, but was revived by Merlyn and given new powers and a new costume.
He was permanently slain later on Earth-238 by The Fury. Jackdaw was literally torn in half by one of the Fury's energy bolts and expired shortly thereafter in Captain Britain's arms. Jackdaw expressed a belief that Merlyn would resurrect him. Saturnyne had abandoned them (and her assistant Dimples, who loved her deeply) to escape. Merlyn did not resurrect Jackdaw as it would have damaged his chances of rescuing Captain Britain, who was killed as well by the Fury after Dimples and Jackdaw, and resurrected by Merlyn back on Earth-616.
The character subsequently appeared in Iron Man Vol. 3 #12 (January 1999), #14 (March 1999), #18-20 (July–September 1999), Punisher War Journal #17 (May 2008), and War Machine Vol. 2 #1-12 (February 2009-February 2010). Jacobs was also featured in the Marvel MAX series U.S. War Machine by Chuck Austen and the sequel series U.S. War Machine 2.0 by Austen and Christian Moore.
Parnell Jacobs is an experienced soldier and mercenary trained in armed and unarmed combat. His powered suit of armor grants Super-strength, Supersonic flight at Mach 3, Energy repulsors, a variety of offensive and defensive weapons including missiles and laser blasters, and a tank-like outer shell.
The leader, or Jaeger, of the race of supermutants known as Neo, the one known only as Hunter led a strikeforce of Neo in an assault in Nightcrawler's Church of St Michael the Archangel in an effort to set up a beach-head for their war against humans and mutants.[volume & issue needed]
It was Hunter's child who died during the time that the High Evolutionary removed all mutants' powers, and it was this act that caused the Neo to declare their war after the resulting conflict devastated the hidden Neo community.[volume & issue needed]
Their first target was Nightcrawler, who had left the X-Men and was studying to become a priest. He sought out Cecilia Reyes for aid, and together the pair of former X-Men battled Hunter, who was accidentally slain by Cecilia.[volume & issue needed]
Jaeger had peak human strength, speed, endurance and reflexes, and extra-human senses enabling him to sense base emotions and track others by trace genetic material.
Within the context of the stories, El Jaguar is a Latin American costumed criminal, who was the head of the Commando Division of HYDRA under Silvermane's New York faction. He was a devoted leader who took pride in leading his troops into battle, until his defeat at the hands of Daredevil and Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. forces. Years later he attended a meeting with other villains at the “Bar With No Name,” and was slaughtered by the Scourge of the Underworld, along with all the other criminals who attended.
J. Jonah Jameson
Jann of the Jungle
Janus the Nega-Man
Richard Janus was once a college student and a research scientist and contemporary of Reed Richards. He became obsessed with finding a new source of energy, and sought Richards' help to harness this Negative Energy, or Nega-Power. When Richards moved on to new experiments when their investigations bore little fruit, Janus continued his efforts, and eventually discovered his new Nega-Power. After exposure to this power, Janus was split into two separate beings; Janus and the Nega-Man. The belligerent Nega-Man overpowered Janus, and set out to become master of the world. He clashed with the Fantastic Four and developed a module capable of harnessing anti-matter energy, and attempted to cross into the Negative Zone to gain more power. Janus encountered the zone's ruler, Annihilus who easily defeated him in combat and forced him to lead him to Earth. Janus was instead seemingly killed when he was pulled into a matter/anti-matter interface.
Years later, Janus was revealed to have survived the experience and to have faked his death in front of Reed Richards to continue his pursuits. Janus plotted to siphon the power of the Negative Zone, however he was apparently destroyed this time by an energy disruption.
Mrs. Jarvis is a minor character within the Marvel Universe.
There are two alternate Ultimate Marvel depictions; the first version is a young female assistant to Gregory Stark, and the second version is a young Asian servant (whose real name is Linda) for Iron Man.
Jason is a member of the super hero family the Pantheon. Jason often did Agamemnon's dirty work disposing of people who had crossed Agamemnon. Jason defects from the Pantheon when Agamemnon orders him to murder his teammate Ulysses. The task later fell to Pantheon member Achilles. As a result of this Achilles' student Walter Charles takes Ulysses' codename and place within the Pantheon. Shortly before this Walter Charles had stabbed Jason in the eye with the handle of a mop. This causes Jason to lose the eye.
Jason had a daughter with fellow Pantheon member Andromeda named Delphi. When Agamemnon leaves the Pantheon mountain headquarters the Mount, Jason seizes upon the opportunity. He returns via the god-realm Asgard. He does not cross from the mortal realm to Asgard, he comes from Asgard to earth, seemingly defeating Heimdall, the guardian of the Rainbow Bridge, along the way, closing in Agamemnon in the city of Boston. He finds the man in Fenway Park. Agamemnon's current guise of a male teenager causes unsuspecting civilians to try to interfere with the adult Jason. This is noted by the Pantheon member Ulysses, who had forsaken his assigned tasks to take in a BoSox game. The resulting confrontations spill over onto the field itself. A magical portal hidden inside Fenway's 'Green Monster' further interferes with the mission, sucking in many Pantheon members back to Asgard.
Sometime later, Agamemnon reveals the depth of his insanity and tries to destroy the Pantheon. He is captured and tried for his crimes but escapes. He seemingly dies during this incident. Jason is allowed to rejoin the Pantheon, who have set up shop in a new headquarters.
Like his relatives, Jason's endurance, vitality and immortality is derived from comes from a secret deal made between his father and alien beings centuries ago.
J'son of Spartax
Jazz appears to have no overt mutant power except that his skin is blue. His dream is to be a rapper, but he doesn't do it very well. While in "Mutant Town" Jazz was a drug runner for one of the crime lords of the area, selling a drug made from the secretions of a mutant called Toad Boy.[volume & issue needed]
During a trip to Salem Center, Jazz attempted to purchase drugs, which he hoped to sell to his fellow detainees. He was killed by fellow mutant and tentmate, Johnny Dee by a miniature voodoo doll Johnny made from a DNA sample.
Jemiah the Analyzer
Other versions of Jemiah
The character has been established as a recurring element in Marvel's in-story cosmology and has appeared in various alternate reality stories and titles such as Earth X and "Living Planet" arc published in Exiles vol. 2, #52 - 53 (November - December 2004).
Jiaying is a fictional character that originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before appearing in Marvel comics. The character, created by DJ Doyle, first appeared in "The Things We Bury" on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (November 18, 2014) and is portrayed by Dichen Lachman.
Though Jiaying is Daisy Johnson's mother in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the comics Daisy's mother was an inhuman prostitute named Jennifer Kim Johnson whom Calvin Zabo regularly had 'business' with.
Jiaying made her comic book debut in Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary (November 2015) from Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon and Daniel Warren Johnson. She was among the inhumans captured by AIM for experimentation. They were rescued by the Avengers, but fled as they worried that S.H.I.E.L.D. would capture them and turn them into weapons. When Daisy tried to calm them, Jiaying recognized her which surprised her. She convinced Daisy to let her and the children go with Daisy claiming that she couldn't find any inhumans.
Jiaying appeared as an average-looking Asian woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but in the comics she is a green-skinned being with a frilled nose and frizzy black hair.
Jennix is one of the Inheritors, a son of Solus, and brother to Daemos, Verna, Morlun, Karn, Brix and Bora. Like the rest of the Inheritors, Jennix has the ability to drain the life force from other beings through physical contact. Depending on the power of the individual he drains, Jennix's powers and vitality can increase substantially. Jennix's also has superhuman strength, speed, reflexes and durability. Jennix acts as the "brains" of the family and is responsible for the creation of the Master Weaver's shackles enabling the Inheritors to use his powers for their own. He also created the cloning technology of the Inheritors enabling them to cheat death. Unlike his siblings, he spends more of his time doing his experiments housed on Earth-802.
He once tried to clone Spider-Men but failed due to his inability to clone the Spider essence in which he and his kind feasts on. He also was the one who created the technology to spy on various universes and thus claimed that his family mastered this technology centuries ago.
Jo appears with the Morlocks and therefore assumed to be a mutant, although her mutant power is never revealed. She appears only as Kitty Pryde's bridesmaid. Her duty was to make Kitty presentable for the wedding ceremony.[volume & issue needed] Jo always does what others ask and tries to avoid breaking the rules.
John the Skrull
- Johnny Cool
Johnny Ohn (John Ostram) is a character created by Electronic Arts and Marvel for Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Johnny Ohm, along with a line of EA created villains known as the "Imperfects", can be fought against, and is also an unlockable character. A wandering delinquent, John was arrested after being framed for a bar fight that killed several people, including a cop. Sentenced to the electric chair, he somehow survived three attempts (including having a lightning bolt from a storm overloading the generator) due to an innate ability to control any nearby electric current. Learning of the encounter, Dr. Van Roekkel arranges for it to appear that Johnny hung himself, the facilitating his escape. He then has electric nodes attached to his body, allowing him to pull electricity into him from anywhere, completing his transformation into Johnny Ohm.
Otis Johnson Sr. is the father of Tyrone Johnson in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and Rick Leonardi, made his sole appearance in Cloak and Dagger #4 (January 1984). Otis Johnson and his unnamed wife had four children, Tyrone, Otis Jr., Anna and an unnamed sister. Both Otis and Adina met with Tyrone's teacher when they discovered that despite Tyrone being a gifted basketball player, he had a stutter which worried the Johnsons. Beyond that not much is known about Otis and his wife, but it is assumed that they have been in grief due to Tyrone having run away which may have further affected them by the death of their daughter and imprisonment of Otis Jr..
In other media
Fred Jones was a member of the original Howling Commandos and fought alongside them during World War II. Jones was a former All-American quarterback before the War. During an effort to capture Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler's secretary/lover, Cohen lost the lower half of his left leg; however he still managed to obtain plans for a secret assault from Colonel Kritzberg.[volume & issue needed]
The character first appeared in Power Man #30, (April, 1976). Ray Jones grew up in poverty and lost all of his teeth by the age of 15. Jones became a criminal at an early age, eventually rising to the level of crime boss. He had his missing teeth replaced with long, sharpened steel spikes. These, and his habit of using them on his enemies, gained him the nickname, "Piranha."
A different version of Piranha Jones appears on Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. As seen in the episode "To Steal an Ant Man", this version has had not just his teeth, but his entire mandible replaced with a mechanical, metal jaw. He is one of the henchmen of gangster William Cross. Jones bites Luke Cage's arm, only to break his teeth on Cage's impervious flesh.
- Hans Jorgenson
During her stay at the Institute, Josette tries to flirt with Warren Worthington III, but he rejects her. Later that day, Josette meets with and seduces Iceman. Their little romance is cut short when Josette's angry husband Robert, who appears as mud taken humanoid form, attacks and nearly kills Iceman.[volume & issue needed] After Northstar rescues Iceman and defeats Robert,[volume & issue needed] Josette's current whereabouts are unknown.
Josette can read and sense the emotions and feelings of others. She also has the mutant ability to seduce men emphatically. She possesses tentacle-like hair and blue skin with swirls of white pigment.
Josie is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. The character, created by Frank Miller and Roger McKenzie, first appeared in Daredevil #160 (September 1979). Josie is the proprietor of Josie's Bar which is frequently visited by low lives who seek to make illegal trades. She never appears to mind anyone of them, minus Turk Barrett, and will brandish a shotgun if anyone tries to start something within her bar.
In other media
- She appears in the Director's Cut of Daredevil played by Josie DiVincenzo. She is shown to despise the crooks that enter her bar.
- She was introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Marvel's Daredevil played by Susan Varon. Her bar is the frequent hangout spot for Nelson & Murdock and also where they go to get information. Josie herself is shown to be on good terms with them.
Jude the Entropic Man
Jumbo was a famous mutant fashion designer who created fashions fit for and inspired by the various and inhuman forms of himself and other mutants. One night, Jumbo was jumped by a group of anti-mutant thugs. Despite his injuries, he dies from an overdose of the mutant-enhancing drug called Kick. He expires on a city sidewalk.[volume & issue needed]
Although his role was minimal, Carnation would have a substantial impact in the pages of New X-Men. His death galvanized Quentin Quire, a troubled student at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, into progressively destructive behavior as he believed that Carnation had been murdered by racists.[volume & issue needed] The investigation conducted by the X-Men themselves (an act covered by the news) would reveal the role the drug played. Quire's gang, also affected by the drug, would go on to attack the people he thought responsible for the murder.[volume & issue needed] All this would culminate in Quire's kidnapping of Charles Xavier and inciting a riot on the school grounds.[volume & issue needed] This riot led to the death of two innocent students: Sophie of the Stepford Cuckoos and Dummy of the Special Class.[volume & issue needed]
Jumbo has multiple arms, and can change his skin into a teflon state.
John Roger Tensen
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