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The granddaughter of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler. Born about 70 years in the future of Earth-9200 Dystopia, a city ruled by the tyrannical Maestro in a world devastated by nuclear conflict, Janis Jones was raised by her Grandfather Rick Jones. He taught her to fight and about the long past age of the heroes. Using Dr. Doom's time machine, Janis was sent back in time to Earth-616 to recruit the Maestro's younger, not yet corrupt self, the Hulk (Bruce Banner), who helped defeat the Maestro and his forces. Rick Jones died during the conflict and Janis and Hulk scattered his ashes. With the Maestro's old for the Abomination having conquered the city with his army of mutates, Janis fled into the past pursued by the bounty hunter Quarry, arriving in present day Earth-616, where she again hoped to recruit the Hulk. Though she soon located him, and he defeated Quarry, his current personality was less amenable, and he refused to return to the future with her, although he did let her accompany him for a while. She helped him battle the Pantheon, the Thunderbolts and the Wildman, before being caught up in a battle between the Hulk and another Hulk from a different timeline, Earth-9722, where he had replaced the Maestro; This alternate Hulk soon faded back to his own timeline. Separated from the Hulk, Janis contacted the present-day Rick Jones. When Apocalypse turned the Hulk into his horseman of war, the New World Order had the Absorbing Man contact Rick and Janis, hoping Rick might be able to get through to the Hulk. Instead War badly injured Rick, though Janis used this to break Apocalypse's conditioning. Janis covertly monitored Rick's condition in the hospital, then slipped away. Her subsequent activities are unrevealed.
Created by Peter David
and George Pérez
, Janis Jones first appears in The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect #1 released in 1992.
Powers and Abilities
Janis Jones is a skilled acrobat and fighter, she could use her long ponytail as a weapon. She carries a staff which can fire powerful energy blasts. This weapon is molecularly locked on to her specifically, meaning that in the hands of others it becomes ordinary and little more than a stick.
Weight: 135 lbs