Nicki Jones first appears in Week 29 of DC's 52 comic event.
Nicki Jones is a graphic arts student from the San Francisco Art Institute who is granted superpowers by Lex Luthor's Everyman Project.
Jones is one of the most idealistic members of Infinity, Inc., and she truly believes that she can bring hope to the people. As an avid vegetarian her powers were plant-based.
Jones takes on the alias 'Jade' once she joins Infinity Inc. The original Jade, the daughter of the first Green Lantern - Alan Scott, and the sister of Obsidian, died during the Infinite Crisis.
Lex Luther debuted Nicki as the newest replacement member for Infinity Inc. on Thanksgiving Day. Jade was attacked by Obsidian when he was angered by her disrespectful use of his sisters name. Jade was defended by her fellow new teammates who told Green Lantern that the Golden Age of old heroes was over. Later Jade would comment to Natasha Irons and Skyman that she felt that Everyman had been in her room. Skyman announced to her that he was probably looking for a piece of her body such as a nail or fallen hair, because eating it would allow him to take her form. Screaming Jade left the room running, horrified at the very notion. Later Jade would be amongst the many heroes at the Great Wall of China but refused to battle Black Adam during the devastating World War III.
Jade is introduced to the world during a Thanksgiving parade which gets out of hand. Watching from a window is Alan Scott, father of the original Jade, who is soon joined by Obsidian. Obsidian is so insulted and angry at the use of his sister's codename for a corporately sponsored superhero team that he attacks Jade. Obsidian demands that Jade take off her uniform, which is (aside from the star symbol being replaced with a green flower) identical to that of the original Jade, but lacking the green skin. He quickly dispatches the rest of Infinity Inc, and grapples with Jade, whose powers are no match for the shadowy might of Obsidian. Alan Scott eventually interferes and forces Obsidian to let a visibly shaken Jade go.
Jade, like the other members of Infinity Inc., survives the 'Rain of the Supermen,' during which most of Luthor's Everymen lost their powers and their lives.
As a result of Lex Luthor's experiments, Nicki was granted power over plants, and can manifest glowing energy vines which she can grow out of her fingertips and use as a shield or to trap her enemies. She also displayed the power to fire green bio-blasts had and the ability to fly.