Jet Black of the Rising Sons (Marvel Comics)

Jet Black

(Rising Sons)


The Rising Sons are a small, mostly low-powered mercenary super-gang. They only appeared in one Generation X storyline, in 1999.

But they sure look like convenient opponents.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Rising Sons.
  • Base Of Operations: Madripoor.
  • Height: About 5’8” Weight: Unrevealed.
  • Eyes: Probably brown Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Jet Black’s body seems to be that of a robot or cyborg. He can transform into a variety of shapes. Documented forms are :

  • His human form.
  • Turning his legs into a sleek black sports motorcycle with missile launchers.
  • Generating a battlesuit around him.

It is assumed here he can reshape his technological body into numerous other shapes. For instance, while maintaining the bike’s Running: 07, he quickly shifted from Radio communications: 07 to Projectile Weapons: 07 to Jumping: 07.

Jet Black might be a robot, a cyborg or a technovirus  infectee. But it is more probable he’s a mutant with unusual abilities.


The Rising Sons are a Madripoor street gang composed of mutants. Lacking direction, they decided that if the world around them hated and feared them it might as well be for a good reason. They thus became super-criminals, tailoring costumes and codenames for themselves.

The gang graduated to minor mercenary work. Though they have a good track record and act professional, their youth means that they aren’t major league yet. It is unclear how those amoral truants fit into Madripoor’s criminal turfs and hierarchies.

During one documented case, they worked for the criminal business man known as Mister Noy. They clashed with Paladin and Gen X, who were after an object stolen by Noy.


See illustrations.


Jet Black seems to have the tough-guy, young Yakuza attitude down well. And he certainly looks the part.

Like most of the Rising Sons, he’s quite confident.


“Gotta be faster than *that* !!”

“Give it up, losers. You’ve got no chance.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Jet Black

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 07 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Gangbanger, mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 04 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 016 HP: 020

Self-manipulation: 14

Bonuses and Limitations:
Self-manipulation cannot duplicate anything above 7 APs (-1).

Acrobatics: 04, Weaponry (Melee, firearms): 05

Language (Cantonese Chinese), Lightning reflexes.

Rising Sons (High), Street (Low), Underworld (Low).

None demonstrated.

SHADES [BODY 02, Shade: 01].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Generation X #53-54.