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Jerry Jaxon (Alpha Flight enemy) (Marvel Comics) as Box with Omega Flight

Jerry Jaxon aka Box


Power Level: ,
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Jerome Jaxon is an early foe of Alpha Flight. He also briefly controlled the Box power armour .

For a whole lot of historical context, dates, etc. you can check our Alpha Flight team profile.


Background

  • Real Name: Jerome “Jerry” Jaxon.
  • Marital Status: Married (most probably divorced).
  • Known Relatives: Unnamed wife and two children.
  • Group Affiliation: Former employee of Am-Can Oil Corporation, Roxxon Oil and founder of Omega Flight.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: White


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Powers & Abilities

Jaxon is a former oil CEO. He also is a clever ploter and manipulator.

He can also use the Box robot, designed by Roger Bochs, through some sort of cyber helmet.

This first Box design is unable to fly. But it is strong enough to deal with Sasquatch (although the hero was pulling his punches, afraid of losing control of his rage). It also could severely beat Guardian, ripping off his armor. However, the damage suffered by the robot body can result in lethal damage done to the operator.

Jerry Jaxon was assisted by an android who usually went by “Delphine Courtney”.

He also had the ambush site in the WTC converted into a large empty room. Jaxon was able to control this room’s walls to open doors and windows, probably through the cyberhelmet.


History

Jerome K Jaxon was a Vice-President at Am-Can Petroleum Company. He worked 18 years for the company. One of his employees was James MacDonald Hudson, the future Canadian superhero Guardian and founder of Alpha Flight, the Canadian superheroes team.

Hudson’s tech

Jaxon then revealed his plan to turn one of Hudson’s designs, a cybernetic oil exploration suit, over to the American military. Hudson quit. Jaxon’s secretary, Heather MacNeil, also gave three weeks notice in protest.


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That night, Hudson returned to his former Am-Can lab and destroyed the plans for the suit. He also stole the control helmet (without which the suit was useless).

Following Heather’s advice, Hudson went to the Canadian government with his knowledge and the cyberhelmet. He was quickly recruited into the secret services, avoiding likely Am-Can reprisal (legal or otherwise).

Jaxon’s bosses at Am-Can were upset with how he had dropped the ball with the Hudson situation, and fired him. As a result of losing his job, Jaxon’s wife (who was also the boss’ daughter) left him with his two sons.

Blacklisted

This was only the beginning, because due to Am-Can long arm, Jaxon couldn’t find a job — any kind of job — anywhere. A year after, Jaxon was living in the street, and attempted suicide by hanging. However, the attempt failed, leaving him with brain damage and confined him to a wheelchair.

Jerry Jaxon face closeup

From that point forward, he blamed Hudson for destroying his life.

His life found meaning again when the original Guardian appeared as a Canadian superhero years later. He noticed the battle suit operated on the same principles as Hudson’s designs. He eventually found a link between the Ministry of Defense and Guardian.

He called the ministry and asked for Hudson. When Mac answered the call, Jaxon’s suspicions were confirmed, and he began to plan.

You don’t have to put on the red light

He contacted Roxxon Oil, whom he knew was interested in controlling unique energy sources and told them about Guardian. They agreed to fund him in his project. They even gave him an assistant, Delphine Courtney, in part to compensate for his reduced mobility.

She recruited former members of the disbanded Beta and Gamma Flights to form Omega Flight. Omega Flight had two purposes: the death of James MacDonald Hudson and the destruction of Alpha Flight.

Jaxon arranged for Hudson to be offered a job with Roxxon in New York. Once Mac and Heather moved to New York, Delphine Courtney kidnapped Heather and Jaxon sent Omega Flight against Hudson.

The trap

Jaxon himself played a role in this fight as he took control of the original Box robot (thus becoming Box II).

He beat Hudson badly, while promising he would kill Heather, but Hudson was finally able to prevail. He used his Guardian suit’s power supply to cause a feedback through the Box armour into Jaxon’s mind, thereby destroying it.

The damage to Hudson’s suit from the battle seemingly incinerated him.


Description

After years of massive stress and despair, Jaxon’s hair is completely white.


Personality

Jaxon was once an egoistic, somewhat amoral CEO. He was entirely able to marry his boss’ daughter just to progress in his career, and to betray friends if necessary for the business.

After his personal ordeal, he became a broken man. The only thing keeping him alive was a bitter desire to kill Hudson and destroy his dream (Alpha Flight). Though he keeps a polite façade his eyes burns when he talks about vengeance. In a typical villain sense, Jaxon blames the Hudsons for his disgrace, but not the true culprit (Am-Can).

When Jaxon is piloting Box, the sensation of walking again and the raw power somewhat intoxicates him, and he gloats a lot.


Quotes

(As an Am-Cam manager) “You’re far too kind, General. Dr. Hudson is clearly ignoring the fact that this *toy* of his would have never been built if I — and Am-Can — had not been prepared to take the financial gamble on his ideas.”

“Just as Jim Hudson has recruited super-powered individuals for his Alpha Flight, so I followed in his footsteps. Thus I created my own Omega Flight, and they have but one purpose… the death of James McDonald Hudson ! The destruction of Alpha Flight !”

“Your life is mine, James. Mine ! And I am going to grind it out of you !”


DC Universe History

Jaxon could be a former boss of Steel, back when he was a weapons designer, the one who sold his “toastmaster” laser gun to Third World dictators. He probably kidnapped his niece Natasha Irons at some point to lure Steel into a trap.

The hero defeated the madman, but apparently died in his armor final explosion. In reality, Steel was transported to Apokolips, where he found his Aegis armor.


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Jerry Jaxon

Dex: 02 Str: 01 Bod: 01 Motivation: Revenge
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Former executive
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 011 HP: 025

Skills:
Charisma (Persuasion): 05

Advantages:
Real Rich friend (Roxxon Oil), Buddy (Delphine Courtney), Expertise (Business management, oil business), Familiarity (Guardian Armor), Note: His familiary (Guardian’s armor) allows him a +1/+1 bonus when he attacks directly that armor, and not its pilot.

Connections:
Roxxon Oil (Low), Omega Flight (Low).

Drawbacks:
SIH toward James McDonald Hudson (Guardian I) and Alpha Flight, MPR (Nearsighted), SPR (Paraplegic).

Equipment:

  • BOX I ROBOT [DEX: 06 STR: 14 BODY: 12 Jump: 02]. This first version of Box is a “psi-borg”, controled at a distance through the cyber-helmet, allowing the pilot to see and talk through the robot (eye of the cat). If Box is destroyed by an electromagnetic blast, the feedback will also affect the user (as a Mind Blast: 10 attack, with Killing Damage).
  • Cyber Helmet [BODY 01, Eye of the Cat: 04].

By Roger Corbera.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet, Marvel Wikia for the background dates.

Source of Character: Early Alpha Flight vol. 1 issues.

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