full bodyJANET RUIZ

Real Name:  Janet Ruiz Piper

Identity/Class:  Human

Occupation:  Homemaker; Formerly clerk at a check-cashing business

Group Membership:  None

Affiliations:  Father Francis Delgado; indirectly Angel, Cloak, Dagger, Daredevil

Enemies:  The Beetle

Known Relatives:  Lt. Jeffrey Piper (husband), Lewis Piper (father-in-law), Marisa Piper (daughter), Michael Piper (son), Mrs. Piper (mother-in-law), unnamed mother and father (parents), unnamed sister

Aliases:  None

Base of Operations:  Brooklyn, New York; formerly Harlem, New York

First Appearance:  Code of Honor#1 (January, 1997)

Powers/Abilities:  Janet Ruiz had no superhuman powers, but was not afraid to speak her mind.

head shotHistory:  (Code of Honor#1) - When Janet's job was held up by a gunman wanting money, she was saved by Lt. Jeffrey Piper, who knocked out the gunman with the butt of his own gun. After he handcuffed the gunman, Janet angrily yelled at Piper, exclaiming that his act of bravery could have gotten her killed. Not long after, the two decided to go out on a date and during the course of their date, they witnessed a battle between Daredevil and the Beetle. After some time had went by, Jeff took Janet out to dinner to meet his parents. Unfortunately, Jeff's mother made various rude comments about Janet's hispanic heritage that caused Janet to walk away from the dinner. Jeff rushed out to stop Janet, but Janet angrily asked why he didn't defend her and then she left him. After days of moping around his house, Jeff visited Janet at three in the morning, where he proposed to her. She happily accepted.

 (Code of Honor#2) - As the two prepared for their wedding day, they visited Janet's church and spoke with Father Delgado who, despite Jeff not being Catholic, agreed to wed the two in the church rectory. Soon after, the two went on a date and looked up at the stars. Janet wondered what the lights in the sky (not realized that it was the Silver Surfer), as Jeff worried about where the two would live after the wedding. Following Jeff's promotion and subsequent demotion from undercover work at the police station, Janet joined him as they looked at furniture for their apartment. Soon after, the two were wed in the rectory of the Holy Ghost Church and not long after their wedding, the two moved into their new apartment in Harlem, New York. After Jeff's former partner Michael Badalino was injured, Jeff returned home to hear the news that Janet was pregnant.

 (Code of Honor#3) - A few years later, Janet had grown tired of trying to raise her two children in Harlem, where they had to walk past drug dealers every day. Janet argued with Jeff until Jeff decided to leave for a few hours. Janet responded by saying that if he left, her and the kids wouldn't be there when he got back. In her time seperated from Jeff, Janet visited Father Delgado, worried that the corruption of the city had gotten to her husband. A few days later, Janet ran into Jeff in town and the two made up, just as a bright flash of light whisked New York's superheroes away. The two went back to the apartment of Janet's mother, where they discussed the disappearance of the superheroes until Jeff was called into work. After weeks of Jeff pulling overtime in an attempt to halt the supervillains taking advantage of the heroes' disappearance, Jeff returned home to find Janet packing her things up. Janet told him that their apartment had been robbed and that she was finally moving the children and herself to her sister's house in New Jersey to escape the crime. In an attempt to fix things, Jeff showed Janet the $1000 that he had been given years ago, but she just sadly looked at him and worried about where he had gotten the money. When Jeff's new partner Chick Hamner was killed by the Abomination, Janet saw Jeff at the funeral but had nothing to say to him.

 (Code of Honor#4) - During a visit with the children, Janet warned Jeff not to keep the kids out late and was infuriated when Jeff and the children were present at the launching of the Baxter Building into space. Janet once again argued with Jeff and told him that he could no longer see the children. Soon after, New York was covered in a demonic invasion. During the invasion, Jeff's mother visited Janet and convinced her of how much Jeff loved her. Upon seeing the Kingpin locked up in prison, Jeff visited Janet's apartment, where the two made up.

Comments: Created by Chuck Dixon, Tristan Shane, and Brad Parker.
Michael and Marisa Piper created by Chuck Dixon, Bob Wakelin, Derick Gross, and Paul Lee.
Janet's mother created by Chuck Dixon and Brad Parker.

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Janet's mother often watched the children while Janet and Jeff were away. She was startled when the bright flash of light caused the local superheroes to disappear.

--Code of Honor#2 (mentioned), #3 (seen)


Marisa was the daughter of Janet and Jeff. She was the youngest of their two children, still being a baby.

--Code of Honor#3 (#4


Michael was the older of Janet and Jeff's two children. He was a big fan of the superheroes who based themselves in New York, commenting on how cool the Angel was and owning t-shirts featuring both the Punisher and Captain America.

--Code of Honor#3 (#4

Code of Honor#3, p21, pan1 (Janet's mother)
Code of Honor#4, p28, pan2 (Janet Ruiz, fullbody shot)
 p30, pan5 (Janet Ruiz, headshot)
 p46, pan2 (Marisa Piper)
 p46, pan3 (Michael Piper)

Code of Honor#1 (January, 1997) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Tristan Shane, Brad Parker (painters)
Code of Honor#2 (March, 1997) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Terese Nielsen, Vincent Evans (painters)
Code of Honor#3 (April, 1997) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Bob Wakelin, Derick Gross, Paul Lee (painters)
Code of Honor#4 (May, 1997) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Brad Parker (painter)

First Posted: 06/26/2006
Last updated: 06/24/2006

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